OOC chat.   Posted by Failed GM.Group: 0
Failed GM
 GM, 1 post
 A struggling GM who
 Turns Coffee into Story
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 00:21
OOC chat
I'd like to start by asking: how much do you think you can post? once a day? more? less?

In the other game I'm currently running, posting is once a day or less frequently, unless the stars align. I can post mostly in the evenings (GMT -4 here). What do you want, and what can you offer?
Failed GM
 GM, 2 posts
 A struggling GM who
 Turns Coffee into Story
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 00:22
Re: OOC chat
I await your RTJ. I need to know your character's names. Of course, Isida's will be "Fin".
Final Command
 player, 1 post
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 02:00
Re: OOC chat
I will be able to post for certain once every other day, and probably more frequently on certain days.  I work a 12-hour schedule in this sort of two days on, two days off thing.  I should be able to check in at least once a day, and depending on how involved the post needed, I would be able to post at least briefly even on work days.  I tend to update all of my games in chunks.  ;)
Failed GM
 GM, 3 posts
 A struggling GM who
 Turns Coffee into Story
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 02:08
Re: OOC chat
I'm OK with that rhythm. I left a charsheet template that should be editable, so you can fill it with your character details. I'll study up on the details for this adventure, wait a bit to give other people a chance to join.

Caveat: I'm leaving for a holiday in a week. For two weeks since then, I'll probably not have much internet access. I think it's best if we wait to start the adventure proper until after. Of course, you and others can introduce yourselves, setup characters, etc. I'm sorry about this.
Failed GM
 GM, 4 posts
 A struggling GM who
 Turns Coffee into Story
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 02:13
Re: OOC chat
I've put the game as requesting new players, and I've also added the "Mature" tag. It means, specifically, that mature themes can feature in the game, but not that we'll have explicit sex/gore/fungus worship scenes. Please tell me, in private if you wish, if you want a particular theme not to feature at all, for instance because it is highly disturbing to you.
Final Command
 player, 2 posts
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 05:13
Re: OOC chat
I do not have any particular triggers (and I do run adult games) so I am likely fine with anything that will come up.

If anything ends up pushing a button in play (an unlikely scenario) I will let you know.

Have fun on vacation, and I look forward to starting when you get back.  :)

I'll probably have Final Command's sheet up later tonight.
Final Command
 player, 3 posts
 Bazian Jack who
 Battles Automatons
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 06:15
Re: OOC chat
Hmm, my character sheet doesn't seem to be editable yet, so I'll use one of my own in the interim.
Failed GM
 GM, 5 posts
 A struggling GM who
 Turns Coffee into Story
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 10:54
Re: OOC chat
Oh.I had set the template as user editable, but not the character sheet itself. Could you try again now?
Final Command
 player, 4 posts
 Bazian Jack who
 Battles Automatons
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 11:23
Re: OOC chat
Still unable to see the character sheet to edit, I'm afraid.  :(
Failed GM
 GM, 6 posts
 A struggling GM who
 Turns Coffee into Story
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 12:04
Re: OOC chat
So weird. I think you should be able to now, but:
- I can't find a way to load the template I added
- I added the CS you sent me, anyway. It lost formatting, but at least it's there. Please tell me if you can edit that. I've set the "User Editable" flag a couple of times.
Final Command
 player, 5 posts
 Bazian Jack who
 Battles Automatons
Mon 2 Mar 2015
at 12:18
Re: OOC chat
I've got it now.  :)
Failed GM
 GM, 7 posts
 A struggling GM who
 Turns Coffee into Story
Thu 5 Mar 2015
at 22:01
Re: OOC chat
Question: are you open to inviting a newbie? I just saw one post on the GMs wanted forum.
Final Command
 player, 6 posts
 Bazian Jack who
 Battles Automatons
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 01:59
Re: OOC chat
I'm totally down with that.  I'd be happy to help him/her with character creation too if you're busy with vacation, etc.  :)
Failed GM
 GM, 8 posts
 A struggling GM who
 Turns Coffee into Story
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 15:14
Re: OOC chat
I've added Siai to the game. He (she)? has several different possible concepts to decide from.
Siai
 player, 1 post
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 15:41
Re: OOC chat
He, since you ask. Hi Fin. I actually play, or will be playing, Matt Woo in The Strange Case of the Future World. :)

Okay, so here's what I've got.

Concept 1- An Inquisitive Nano who Crafts Unique Objects.
Concept 2- A Clumsy Glaive who Performs Feats of Strength.

I picture these two as fellow Bazians-- possibly automatons themselves? --who join Fin to support and protect it on its quest. I'd be willing to take a few inabilities or other negative traits if that helped make the concept work.

Concept 3- A Varjellen Jack who Reforges Completely. Cut off from its fellow Varjellen (for one reason or another), it struggles to fit in with humans as best it can. Has taken an interest in music and poetry despite a tin ear for both.
Concept 4- An Ephrem Nano who Moves Like A Cat. A young, shaman's apprentice sort of character, separated from her teacher while traveling but not overly concerned about it. She knows she'll see him again.

These two concepts don't have much to do with Baz, but the characters would be interested in helping out of good will alone.
Final Command
 player, 7 posts
 Bazian Jack who
 Battles Automatons
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 15:48
Re: OOC chat
Woot Mr. Woo!  Or Siai. :D

Your fellow Bazians don't even necessarily have to be automatons, but they could be strong allies to the Weal.  The Clumsy Glaive could have been the "hands" for some of the more delicate automatons, or the Inquisitive Nano could have been a repair expert for those who required a bit more art than some of their fellow repair droids could manage.

I could also see the Varjellan as being a real hoot - he might have a tin ear for music and poetry, but for automatons trying to understand some of these "organic arts," he could be their teacher (maybe not long term, maybe he visited the Weal a few times while trying to find a human community to take him in).  The automatons don't know good poetry from bad, nor does the Varjellan, but dang it they're all trying!  :D
Siai
 player, 2 posts
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 16:44
Re: OOC chat
Hmm. I think it's between the Clumsy Glaive and the Varjellen, in that case.

I'm sort of leaning toward playing a nano, though, either way. So even knowing this can't be an optimal build, I do sort of like the idea of a Clumsy Nano who Performs Feats of Strength. Slow, but not as dumb as he looks. Not so much a skilled fighter as a 'bag of tricks' wizard....who Bursts Through Walls. Well, at Tier 6 he does.

The Varjellen also leans toward versatility, and could be a nano just as easily as a jack. I'm sort of leaning toward it being an archetypal bard...minus the music or tale-telling...but *trying*. :p
Final Command
 player, 8 posts
 Bazian Jack who
 Battles Automatons
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 21:14
Re: OOC chat
Oh my...  *giggles*  You said "bursts through walls" and all I could think of was "Kool Aid Man!"  :D
Siai
 player, 3 posts
Sat 7 Mar 2015
at 15:11
Re: OOC chat
That's what I was going for. :) A glass golem full of clear red fluid? Sounds like Numenera to me. Of all the things to survive millions of years into the future, I glad that was one of them.

...but maybe a little too on the nose for a character.

Alright, I think I'm decided on the nano part, one way or another. Now it's between the Varjellen who Reforges Completely and the Clumsy Bazian who Performs Feats of Strength.
Final Command
 player, 9 posts
 Bazian Jack who
 Battles Automatons
Sun 8 Mar 2015
at 12:53
Re: OOC chat
If your Clumsy Nano is more human-ish, or at least grew up around organics, he might be Fin's gateway into the world of actual people.  Not to mention someone people might find more approachable than Fin.  Heck, even the machines might have found him more approachable!

On the other hand, Fin might relate to a Varjellan a little bit more.  She might even be a little jealous, because even though he's organic, at least the Varjellan can open up and fix his insides directly.  Fin doesn't have an access panel, and that irks her.
Siai
 player, 4 posts
Tue 10 Mar 2015
at 17:52
Re: OOC chat
I think you've sold me on the Varjellen-- who I liked anyway, don't get me wrong. I think that'll make for the more interesting potential character development arc for both of them. :)

A 'bard', quote unquote, who can't play or tell tales, who merely watches closely, remembers, and tries to keep out of trouble... Sounds like something out of a Russian fairy tale. Especially once you add in the part about rearranging his organs to attempt any task. :D

On a mechanics note, correct me if I'm wrong: I believe my Tricks of the Trade will be Skilled with Defense (Speed) and Trained Without Armor, and my skill pick for jack would be Perception. If my understanding of the rules is right, then that means I'll be specialized in Speed defense while not wearing armor, specialized in visually perceiving, and then skilled in perceiving with all senses other than hearing (because this would cancel out the Varjellen's hearing inability). Do I have all that right?
Final Command
 player, 10 posts
 Bazian Jack who
 Battles Automatons
Tue 10 Mar 2015
at 21:14
Re: OOC chat
All of that is present and correct sir!  :)