OOC 3.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
DM
 GM, 4219 posts
Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 10:25
Re: OOC 3
And now a bit more of Dwarves, as I start to document their position in  the game.

http://galinia.org.uk/dwarves-of-brevoy

As always, that is an overview and is open to modification, and extra detail, before it gets transferred to the game's website -  when it becomes much more  'fixed'.

Gandred, Hargrym, Valguard and Lutz are all mentioned in the text - their views are particularly welcome  :)
~Darius
 NPC e, 21 posts
 Scribe, Carouser
 Marik's Advocate
Mon 23 Nov 2020
at 22:26
Re: OOC 3
Umm, so are the Roth's just ignoring Darius in the Dragon's Den?
DM
 GM, 4223 posts
Mon 23 Nov 2020
at 22:42
Re: OOC 3
Nope.  I think your post  just got caught up in a cross-post and a series of PMs.  :)

I am sure Berta will insult you (as she does everyone)  later today  :)
Alisa Medvyed-Solanus
 player, 421 posts
 Half-elf Cleric
Mon 23 Nov 2020
at 23:23
Re: OOC 3
This sounds like an epic adventure in the making!

I'm already imagining it as a published adventure path, with titles the likes of Dark Ale Destiny -  or Shrooms of Doom.   ;)
~Darius
 NPC e, 22 posts
 Scribe, Carouser
 Marik's Advocate
Mon 23 Nov 2020
at 23:26
Re: OOC 3
DM:
Nope.  I think your post  just got caught up in a cross-post and a series of PMs.  :)

I am sure Berta will insult you (as she does everyone)  later today  :)


I guess my issue is that he spoke directly to them, and then they just kept talking as if he's not there. So either I have to assume in character they blatantly ignored him, or basically just pretend like he didn't say anything.
DM
 GM, 4224 posts
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 06:55
Re: OOC 3
~Darius:
I guess my issue is that he spoke directly to them, and then they just kept talking as if he's not there. So either I have to assume in character they blatantly ignored him, or basically just pretend like he didn't say anything.


My last post in here  was, literally, as I closed my PC down on the way to bed - and that was (something like) going to work first thing in the morning time, for Berta :)  Your post, was a cross post with mine.  There was a PM in there that you couldn't see - and another PM in Berta's post.

I didn't see a red light on that thread, all the way through the evening, I didn't see Berta's post until your post here brought it to my attention.  Unfortunately, that is the way things go on RPoL every so often.
DM
 GM, 4226 posts
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 09:34
Re: OOC 3
A discussion, yesterday evening, highlighted that I had not brought the Leadership Feat in line with the Campaign Rules.

The new version of my House Ruled Leadership Feat is, in many ways, now an upgrade to the Entourage Feat  (that you all get as a Bonus feat)

Leadership Feat - http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....inder:fst:leadership
Entourage Feat - http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....ms2:people:entourage
~Berta Roth
 NPC p, 76 posts
 Human Female Dragonfriend
 Let's do it my way
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 13:58
Re: OOC 3
In reply to ~Darius (msg # 436):

Apologies from the player who will confess he saw "NPC" (hah, I've got one too on mine, didn't realise !) and figured it was the GM (no, I didn't get as far as "Marik's advocate") giving us an option in relation to that PM discussion we were having behind the curtain - so your timing was either very good or very bad, depending on how you look at it.  <grins>

But anyone who knows Berta (as a character) will know that she'd not take kindly to interruptions when she's talking earnestly with her brothers, and naturally assumes all remarks about her appearance to be sarcasm.  ;>

Turning her attention to Darius right now ...
DM
 GM, 4227 posts
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 15:41
Re: OOC 3
DM:
I am sure Berta will insult you (as she does everyone)  later today  :)


I did warn you  :)
~Darius
 NPC e, 24 posts
 Scribe, Carouser
 Marik's Advocate
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 18:26
Re: OOC 3
No worries, his words were intended to elicit a response... :)
DM
 GM, 4228 posts
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 21:38
Re: OOC 3
And I have been busy again.  Lockdown is both a blessing and a curse ...

This time I have modified the descriptions of Sword Schools  (Colleges & Academies)  to talk about the types of troop they can train.

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....sations#descriptions
Marik Aeris
 Player, 319 posts
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 22:01
Re: OOC 3
Perfect, this helps with my upcoming plans...
DM
 GM, 4229 posts
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 22:28
Re: OOC 3
Excellent  :)  I have had the concept in my head for a while.  Just never quite got around to writing it down.

It doesn't affect what sort of troops people get in their Def buildings, but it does add a way to get a bit of extra flavour into the campaign system.
Marik Aeris
 Player, 320 posts
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 22:40
Re: OOC 3
DM:
Excellent  :)  I have had the concept in my head for a while.  Just never quite got around to writing it down.

It doesn't affect what sort of troops people get in their Def buildings, but it does add a way to get a bit of extra flavour into the campaign system.


I would assume though that a Sword School, college, or Academy could take their defense point(s) in the type of troop they specialize in training if they so choose. For example, if a Sword School specialized in training scouts, they could take the troops that building's defense point "earns" as a scouts. Or if a Military College specializes in scouts and chasseurs, that could take 1 defense point worth of each. Is that correct?
DM
 GM, 4230 posts
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 23:03
Re: OOC 3
Nope  :)

The defence points for the training establishment are Sell Swords -  those are the guys who are in their final year of training, but haven't developed all of their professional skills yet  :)

It doesn't make any difference to the Mass Combat rules, nor their ability to patrol their local area -  after all, they need to train in the type of area they will be working in.  BUT they haven't gained all of their skills yet.
Marik Aeris
 Player, 321 posts
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 23:07
Re: OOC 3
Ah, okay. I thought the defense points represented the instructors at the school, not the students.
Adoven Lodovka-Sud
 Player, 823 posts
 HP 45 AC 21 F+3 R+10 W+3
 Rogue / Bard
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 23:21
Re: OOC 3
Can a Military Academy include the Military college so that 'lower division' and 'upper division' courses are both taught there? Thinking of expanding my College to an Academy, unless it has to be built separately?
DM
 GM, 4231 posts
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 23:35
Re: OOC 3
A Sword School gets one specialism, a college two and an Academy three specialisms. For example :-
  • A sword school specializes in City Guards.
  • When it upgrades to a college, it still trains guards, but adds marines as well (for example).
  • Later it upgrades to an academy and decides to add Caravan Guards to the list -  it now turns out City Guards, Marines and Caravan Guards.


Was that what you meant?
Adoven Lodovka-Sud
 Player, 824 posts
 HP 45 AC 21 F+3 R+10 W+3
 Rogue / Bard
Wed 25 Nov 2020
at 07:29
Re: OOC 3
Yes. So my College turns out Light Foot. If I expand it to an Academy it'll turn out Light Foot and Heavy Cavalry, for example.
DM
 GM, 4232 posts
Wed 25 Nov 2020
at 07:41
Re: OOC 3
No.  Just individual light troop types :(  Heavier troops are all veterans, or advanced characters of some type, and cost extra BP to employ.

So Marines and Chasseurs would work -  or  private guards and scouts  etc.

That said, your Sell Swords can go into any area and finish their specialist training 'on the job'  :)
Adoven Lodovka-Sud
 Player, 825 posts
 HP 45 AC 21 F+3 R+10 W+3
 Rogue / Bard
Wed 25 Nov 2020
at 07:52
Re: OOC 3
So, an Academy can turn out 3 types? Sell swords, Light Foot, and Marines, perhaps?
DM
 GM, 4233 posts
Wed 25 Nov 2020
at 08:09
Re: OOC 3
yes - ish.

Every School, College or Academy turns out Sell Swords - that is just a name I am using for minimally trained L3 warriors who leave to go and complete their training in the job.  It means that there are always 'troops' available (even when there isn't a school training for that specific profession)
  • A school can turn out one more type -  Sell Swords and City Guards (perhaps)
  • Upgrade to a college could give you -  Sell Swords, City Guards and Marines
  • Upgrade to an Academy and you might choose to train - Sell Swords, City Guards, Marines and Private Guards

~Elkin
 NPC e, 24 posts
Wed 25 Nov 2020
at 11:41
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~Elkin
 NPC e, 25 posts
 Mordanian
Wed 25 Nov 2020
at 11:42
Re: OOC 3
https://www.pngkit.com/bigpic/u2e6t4w7u2w7u2e6/

A lightfoot* marine sell sword.






*Halfling
DM
 GM, 4235 posts
Wed 25 Nov 2020
at 12:02
Re: OOC 3
Very possibly - although only for a halfling with their own swordschool ....