OOC 3.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
DM
 GM, 4009 posts
Wed 9 Sep 2020
at 12:59
Re: OOC 3
I have just updated the map for group0.  It now has Hex Numbers for Varnhold -  and hexes that have been explored but not yet been settled/incorporated are outlined in white.
DM
 GM, 4021 posts
Sun 13 Sep 2020
at 12:51
Re: OOC 3
I was working on converting a city I helped write 20-odd years ago, when I came across the PF rules for Troops.

https://www.d20pfsrd.com/besti...ngs/humanoids/troop/
https://www.d20pfsrd.com/besti...ture-types#TOC-Troop

Which, I think, may provide a good way to resolve mass combat when we need it.

However, they need converting for my rules, as the Troop models are based on units consisting of level 1 fighters - rather than L3 warriors.

If anyone wants to help, I'll start a Troop Development thread  :)
Domitius Medvyed-Solanus
 player, 437 posts
 Half Elf Fighter/Rogue
 AC:21 HP:38
Sun 13 Sep 2020
at 22:00
Re: OOC 3
DM:
If anyone wants to help, I'll start a Troop Development thread  :)


Count me in.
DM
 GM, 4023 posts
Sun 13 Sep 2020
at 22:08
Re: OOC 3
Done.  Added you to the group
Cass Mordane
 Player, 663 posts
 Opportunist
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 04:32
Re: OOC 3
How many undead dragon god troops can I have?
DM
 GM, 4025 posts
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 07:21
Re: OOC 3
I'll let  you know when you can afford one.
Tatyana
 player, 26 posts
Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 04:32
Re: OOC 3
So um anybody got any bright ideas on what to do at the outpost? Because I'm feeling we're out of clues.
Kendrick Winters
 player, 505 posts
 Marshal-Dominus
 Knight Paladin of Iomedae
Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 05:08
Re: OOC 3
Busy, busy, busy these days. Kendrick is around here and there :)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 666 posts
 Opportunist
Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 05:15
Re: OOC 3
What have you guys been up to over there?
DM
 GM, 4032 posts
Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 06:18
Re: OOC 3
Tatyana:
So um anybody got any bright ideas on what to do at the outpost? Because I'm feeling we're out of clues.


 *grin*  You still have the hopyard, farms and parents to visit :)  And you might get something at the funeral later.

Cass - They have been investigating a murder.

Berta -  yes, it is close to the Roth Hopyards.  To make it worse the girl was working there  ...  No.  You can't go up there for a visit.

Tatyana - I don't think anyone else (apart from your group) can even see your thread :)
DM
 GM, 4037 posts
Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 12:58
Re: OOC 3
Ach, I have started to lose track of time very badly! I hardly go outside of the house nowadays, have minimal work commitments and spend a lot of my time playing with game systems.  Days blur into each other, and I have to keep asking my wife what day of the week it is ....

However, it is getting close to the Autumn Solstice -  when we are scheduled for another round of Fuzzy Threads.  I want something fairly local this time -  something that allows you to mix across parties and get to know the new guys  :)

We normally have two Fuzzy RP threads -  I think I have one sussed - But I am open to suggestions for the second one.
DM
 GM, 4038 posts
Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 13:40
Re: OOC 3
And ......

I have just made a blog post on troop types, because I am rethinking and tying down the mass combat rules and how they interact with the rest of the Campaign Rules.

Many of you will have realized, by now, that my Blog posts are little more than  'Stream of Thinking' posts.  Writing things down help me get my thoughts in order, which is (most likely) a hang over from my days as an academic :)  That said,  what I write in them is not set in stone and I welcome any thoughts or comments  :)

http://galinia.org.uk/troops
Tatyana
 player, 27 posts
Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 21:38
Re: OOC 3
DM:
Tatyana:
So um anybody got any bright ideas on what to do at the outpost? Because I'm feeling we're out of clues.


 *grin*  You still have the hopyard, farms and parents to visit :)  And you might get something at the funeral later.

Cass - They have been investigating a murder.

Berta -  yes, it is close to the Roth Hopyards.  To make it worse the girl was working there  ...  No.  You can't go up there for a visit.

Tatyana - I don't think anyone else (apart from your group) can even see your thread :)

Ah, I didn't realize, sorry! I can see the Bogside thread so just assumed they were all open.

Well, unless anyone else has any pressing other thoughts, hopyard next?
DM
 GM, 4040 posts
Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 21:42
Re: OOC 3
Tatyana:
Ah, I didn't realize, sorry! I can see the Bogside thread so just assumed they were all open.


An oversight on my part.  I can fix it if you wish?
Tatyana
 player, 28 posts
Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 22:12
Re: OOC 3
I don't have a strong opinion one way or the other :-)
Rana Nervetti
 player, 22 posts
 Tavern wench?
 Perhaps not!
Wed 16 Sep 2020
at 05:07
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Tatyana (msg # 270):

Tatyana - we had discussed the order of our investigation in the thread ... place of death - work place - family - funeral ... is the way I think we were going to work it (all dependent upon when the funeral was taking place because we definitely wanted to be there for that!)
DM
 GM, 4047 posts
Thu 17 Sep 2020
at 20:20
Re: OOC 3
I have just tweaked the Entourage rules so that Entourage-Cousins and Entourage-Allies can advance to higher levels -  however, advancement beyond L5 depends on how much XP they earn from their holdings, at 100xp per BP of income.  There are a few extras as well, but for most Entourages they won't exceed 250xp per year.  As their personal holdings increase, the more XP they get.

Mother Beatrix (who is a blood-cousin to Henry) gets XP for controlling the Pharasman Abbey and its associated Holy Houses.  She gets 650xp per year - 400xp from the Pharasman estate and 250 for being a 'Local Celebrity'  (as are most NPCs with any holdings at all)

Rikka (who is a Cohort-Cousin to Henry but now advances using the same XP system) picks up about 450 xp per year from her basic dealings - although she also gets about 1000xp per year to reflect her role as Treasurer of Midmarch.   Although you should note that  the XP that Henry gets less XP because of it.

This is meant to encourage you to behave well by your Cousins and Allies.  However, they will be satisfied if you restrict their 'personal' holdings  to  a setting that gives them 3* accommodation - be it a Hamlet, Village or a Business.

You do not have to give them any holdings, of course, but then they don't advance beyond L5. At L6, if they have at least one stat at 15, and the appropriate prerequisites, they may advance to an appropriate PC or Prestige class.
Tatyana
 player, 29 posts
Thu 17 Sep 2020
at 20:35
Re: OOC 3
Sorry if I missed that Rana.
Rana Nervetti
 player, 24 posts
 Tavern wench?
 Perhaps not!
Thu 17 Sep 2020
at 20:36
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Tatyana (msg # 275):

It's easily done. :)
Adoven Lodovka-Sud
 Player, 774 posts
 HP 45 AC 21 F+3 R+10 W+3
 Rogue / Bard
Thu 17 Sep 2020
at 23:00
Re: OOC 3
Can Adoven cede the BP generated by the sword school to his entourage Robert without losing the +1 Defense that gives Adoven his Lord Dominus title?
Cass Mordane
 Player, 668 posts
 Opportunist
Thu 17 Sep 2020
at 23:06
Re: OOC 3
I just gave mine a set of steak knives.
DM
 GM, 4049 posts
Fri 18 Sep 2020
at 05:43
Re: OOC 3
Adoven Lodovka-Sud:
Can Adoven cede the BP generated by the sword school to his entourage Robert without losing the +1 Defense that gives Adoven his Lord Dominus title?



Yes -  IF he is an Entourage-Cousin or Ally - in that way he (sort of) swears allegiance to you and/or your family.

The Entourage System  is a mash up between all sorts of systems for swearing Loyalty / Service / Fealty rolled into one.

Entourage-assistants are your loyal servants / staff who will serve you loyally for ever, and these are the guys whose family will serve your family for generations.

Entourage-Cousins  bring them into your family as a Junior member -  and merge your fortunes.  Every one benefits.  Your wealth and holdings are no longer a Personal Holding, but a family holding (as yours is already with Vik and the baby)  head of Household gets the title.  For Example, if Henry dies, his title is passed on -  probably to his daughter, perhaps to Bai, perhaps to Henry's Sister.

Entourage-Allies is almost same and ties two separate groups together, often with a Charter that cedes some land on a PC's estate to an Ally, in return for support etc.  Their defence points would count in the family/estate totals and would count towards titles etc.

As I said, a mash up, trying to do about six things, but also trying to keep it simple -  with one page of rules  :)
DM
 GM, 4053 posts
Fri 18 Sep 2020
at 10:00
Re: OOC 3
And now for the revised Mass Combat Rules.  Including costs and a new mechanic for fighting the battles.  As always, comments and views are welcome - and a big  thanks to Dom for acting as my sounding board, ideas man.

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku.php?id=masscombat:start
DM
 GM, 4054 posts
Fri 18 Sep 2020
at 15:03
Re: OOC 3
 And a few more tweaks to the Entourage Page, to make it a bit more consistent.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 669 posts
 Opportunist
Fri 18 Sep 2020
at 20:34
Re: OOC 3
In order to pay for any possible war outbreaks, Cass invents the skyscraper.