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DM
 GM, 1354 posts
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 06:05
OOC
A new OOC thread :)    I have closed all the other OOCs, although you might want to check and see if there were any late posts you missed in them.   There can be only one!

And it is house keeping time :)  I have already hidden a number of posts, in preparation to deleting them.  If you suddenly can't find a post that you want - let me know.

I intend to  delete most of the Oleg's Location Posts (or at least hide them)  We have moved beyond the Oleg-centric part of the game, and I want to add new IC-chat/RP locations as we move into the next phase.  Does anybody particularly want me to save any of them?



I also intend to cull the less relevant  NPCs so that I can bring in new, more relevant, characters without cluttering things up to much.

Black Jack, Zack and Zauria will certainly go.  Kethara will move back north.  Both Alex and Ferdinand Ledkno will go after the next phase  (So Cyrus loses his squire - who was originally intended to be temporary)
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 713 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 06:33
OOC
Thanks for opening a new thread!
DM
 GM, 1355 posts
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 07:11
OOC
You are welcome :)
DM
 GM, 1356 posts
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 13:46
OOC
And back to Entourage ...

Here are some people you might wish to recruit :)

Zach – is a reformed Bandit who has been looking after the horses both at Oleg’s and The Orcy Ring.  He is human and has skills in Prof(stable master), Ride, Perception and Perform (wind instrument).  Currently a L2 Commoner, he can retrain to hit L2 in either Expert or Warrior to co-incide with you hitting L4)

Jack – Known to his mates and Black Jack.  A reformed bandit who ran a few errands for Bai, but is now available for hire.  He is a Human Warrior L2  (so he won’t level up until you hit L6) and is a military cook  (he has Prof:Soldier, Ride, Cooking.)

Yolen, George and Spike – all ex-bandits and Warrior L1 – but completely unspecified beyond that (Yolen is female, George and Spike are male)

There are two unnamed and unspecified Experts at Olegs -   The can be (male or female), (Human, Half-orc or half-elf) = Warrior, Expert or Adept.

An (as yet) unnamed Male Half-Elf Adept  (I use custom Adepts) who is a Follower of the Green
http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....r:npc_classes:adepts

And whatever we finish up with from the Stag Lord’s fort.

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:47, Sat 08 July 2017.

Jicca Mak
 player, 63 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 13:51
OOC
I would be interested in one of the unnamed and unspecified Experts.
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 714 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 13:57
OOC
Would Zach like to become the Orcy Ring Ondari Stable Master?
DM
 GM, 1357 posts
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 14:20
OOC
Claims Noted  :)
Jicca Mak
 player, 64 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 16:48
OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 7):

Thanks
Ron Swansov
 NPC e, 1 post
 I like pretty women
 and breakfast foods
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 18:46
OOC
Hi folks. Ron here. I like the outdoors, fishing and hunting. Especially fishing. Fishing relaxes me. It's like yoga, except I still get to kill something.
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 715 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 18:52
OOC
Hilarious. You are my new favorite NPC.

Do you have all of your savings buried under your cabin in the woods?
Ron Swansov
 NPC e, 2 posts
 I like pretty women
 and breakfast foods
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 18:55
OOC
In reply to Cyrus Ondari (msg # 10):

Why? Do you know my first wife?
Valoria der lin Lebeda
 NPC x, 239 posts
 Wizard of
 the East
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 19:05
OOC
*Looks at Cyrus and taps her foot*
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 716 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 19:06
OOC
What is the equivelant of scotch in Golarion?
DM
 GM, 1358 posts
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 19:10
OOC
You could send to Restov for Whiskey -  or their might be some in the Stag Lord's place.  Oleg could certainly get you some - at a price  :)  Mind you, up here, it is liable to be vodka, rather than whiskey.

I am sure someone expressed an interest in setting up a brewery etc.
Ron Swansov
 NPC e, 3 posts
 I like pretty women
 and breakfast foods
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 19:29
OOC
Vodka? Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets.
Marik
 player, 53 posts
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 19:33
OOC
I'm also interested in one of the unspecified experts.
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 717 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 19:41
OOC
Ha! In thinking about it, dwarven whiskey could be the equivalent of scotch. I'm a fan of bourbon myself, but I would imagine that Ron Swansov would only drink the scotch aka dwarven whiskey.

Um, is Ron going to be Andalon's NPC? I mean there are some very natural connections there :) If Valoria were still here I would claim Ron as mine via the transitive marriage property.

In case anyone is wondering, the Lebeda banner is a swan swimming.
DM
 GM, 1360 posts
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 20:19
OOC
Bourbon?  Way too sweet.


Ok - there are more unspecified experts available if people want them.
Cass Mordane
 player, 60 posts
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 20:27
OOC
http://static3.businessinsider...daniels-old-no-7.jpg

The Mordane banner.
Ron Swansov
 NPC e, 4 posts
 I like pretty women
 and breakfast foods
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 00:07
Re: OOC
Cyrus Ondari:
Um, is Ron going to be Andalon's NPC? I mean there are some very natural connections there :) If Valoria were still here I would claim Ron as mine via the transitive marriage property.

Now you starting to sound like my second ex-wife.
Aris'ta
 player, 522 posts
 Brilliantly choreographed
 Excellently executed
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 04:59
Re: OOC
I am so confused.
Aris'ta
 player, 523 posts
 Brilliantly choreographed
 Excellently executed
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 05:03
Re: OOC
Double post.

In other news, I'm finally fully returned. New job started, divorce is settled, and I am game to return. This time for good, thank the maker. Sorry for the extended difficulties all.
Pipre
 player, 541 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 21; HP 14/25; 3/8 Bmbs
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 07:17
Re: OOC
ssssh, tell no one;

030 lb 01 Barrel w/ tap
240 lb 30 Gallons of ale in barrel and also stolen from bandits
015 lb 08 Herbal wine, 8 bottles in a crate
Pipre
 player, 542 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 21; HP 14/25; 3/8 Bmbs
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 07:18
Re: OOC
In reply to Aris'ta (msg # 22):

Welcome back, Aris'ta, glad things have gotten settled to some degree. Hope everything is well. ❤
DM
 GM, 1362 posts
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 12:30
Re: OOC
I suspect that when you explore the fort you may well find some more booze to add to Pipre's stash :)

A couple of people have comments on the different tags I have been using for  both Player and DM run characters.  I just added a post to the 'House Rules' notice thread that explains it :)

link to a message in this game
Zorah
 player, 344 posts
 I talk to the trees, but
 they never listen to me.
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 12:40
Re: OOC
Cyrus Ondari:
Hilarious. You are my new favorite NPC.


I second this!  I've got a t-shirt that reads "I'll have all of the bacon and eggs".
DM
 GM, 1367 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 19:13
Re: OOC
I am going to be away from home for the next couple of days.  My employer has kindly offered to send me on a 'team building' / Development trip - expenses free and on full pay  :P   I get to spend most of tomorrow at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford and the following day with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight :)   Not something that I could even think about turning down :)

I will have some access, but short posts and no maps for a couple of days.  I should be back home Friday Evening.
Jicca Mak
 player, 66 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 20:39
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 27):

Heck, I want to go with you. Enjoy.
DM
 GM, 1368 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 21:07
Re: OOC
Thank you, I shall.

I have friends who would pay a lot of money for this trip :)
Jicca Mak
 player, 67 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 21:11
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 29):

You tell them that for a fee, I am willing to make them reservations.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 player, 40 posts
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 02:32
Re: OOC
Hey, everyone, hanging technical difficulties with my laptop so may not be posting as much in the next bit. sorry.
DM
 GM, 1370 posts
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 06:45
Re: OOC
Thanks for letting us know.  I hope you get it sorted soon  :)
Ron Swansov
 NPC e, 5 posts
 I like pretty women
 and breakfast foods
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 13:23
Re: OOC
Some of you may be wondering as to when I will start posting in character. Let me put this way:

"History began on July 4, 1776. Everything before that was a mistake."
Zorah
 player, 346 posts
 I talk to the trees, but
 they never listen to me.
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 14:20
Re: OOC
Ron Swansov:
Some of you may be wondering as to when I will start posting in character. Let me put this way:

"History began on July 4, 1776. Everything before that was a mistake."


"Just make sure all of your posts are honest and truthful.  There's only one thing I hate more than lying: skim milk.  Which is water that's lying about being milk."
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 720 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 19:48
Re: OOC
Pipre, we'll be talking about your jewelry obsession in character after this fight. I'm pretty sure you already have one magical ring :)
Pipre
 player, 545 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 21; HP 25/25; 3/8 Bmbs
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 23:31
Re: OOC
My cognatogen lasts 30 minutes should that still be okay?

*pouts* okay, Cyrus. hehe.
DM
 GM, 1376 posts
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 05:18
Re: OOC
Pipre:
My cognatogen lasts 30 minutes should that still be okay?



Yes.

Lets say it took 10 minutes to strip stuff off of people, pull everything together and plan.
DM
 GM, 1378 posts
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 05:50
Re: OOC
After a lot of  thought -  I have decided to try and find new players to take over Adoven (Rogue/Bard) and Borric (Paladin).  They have been passive for long enough that none of you can remember the details of their personalities, Active enough that they have still been gaining experience - and their original players have been gone so long that they won't be coming back.


That will allow us to run with three groups of five characters each -  which makes sense for the module and allows you guys a bit more freedom to take control of scenarios.

If any of you have friends / associates who might be interested in taking either of these characters  over, I would be happy to take to them.  I have some basic bits of the  Character's back story carried over -  but beyond that they will be able to personalise the character.

If not, I will adevertise them more widely and eventually put them up on Players Wanted - to see if there are any takers.
Zorah
 player, 348 posts
 I talk to the trees, but
 they never listen to me.
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 12:08
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 38):

Feel free to advertise in Valarez.
DM
 GM, 1380 posts
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 12:58
Re: OOC
Thank you
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 723 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 14:40
Re: OOC
Fort Stag Marching Order:
Percy
Andalon - Cyrus (if we can go two by two)
Vik - Pipre
Zorah - Aris'ta

If it's single-file:
Percy
Andalon
Cyrus
Vik
Pipre
Zorah
Aris'ta


Sound good to all? Did I forget anyone?
Zorah
 player, 350 posts
 I talk to the trees, but
 they never listen to me.
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 14:42
Re: OOC
Fine by me.  I'm just down to being a less than competent fighter at this point, all out of spells unless you want some cantrips cast.
DM
 GM, 1384 posts
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 15:08
Re: OOC
With one minor amendment -  Vik has already started down -  so she goes second :)


But I can't get a proper Update post in until later today :)
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 724 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 15:22
Re: OOC
Ok, I was hoping to coordinate us, but that shouldn't matter too much :)

Take your time!
Zorah
 player, 351 posts
 I talk to the trees, but
 they never listen to me.
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 23:12
Re: OOC
Uh oh, a new map.  That doesn't bode well for us.
Jicca Mak
 player, 71 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 23:20
Re: OOC
In reply to Zorah (msg # 45):

I love new maps
Zorah
 player, 352 posts
 I talk to the trees, but
 they never listen to me.
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 02:04
Re: OOC
The druid with no spells left and no high enough level to have shape change does not love new combat maps.
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 player, 370 posts
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 02:08
Re: OOC
In reply to Zorah (msg # 47):

Still, your skills are invaluable, and you can swing a weapon still? I'd say we have to protect Zorah of course but leaving her topside would be a mistake
Zorah
 player, 354 posts
 I talk to the trees, but
 they never listen to me.
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 02:14
Re: OOC
Oh, I'm not staying up top.  Zorah is more of a utility caster the way I set her up.  Yes, I do still have my big stick, and ice armor.
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 726 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 03:23
Re: OOC
I don't know. This looks a lot like a fancier version of the map where I kept falling in pits :)
DM
 GM, 1386 posts
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 06:41
Re: OOC
Cyrus Ondari:
I don't know. This looks a lot like a fancier version of the map where I kept falling in pits :)



*Whistles* I have new mapping software  :P
Marik
 player, 58 posts
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 09:44
Re: OOC
DM, I can't seem to see the new map you said you loaded. I can see the old maps, and can tell there is some white space where there is supposed to be something, but that's it. I'm not sure if it's just me or others as well.

Also, I don't think we have a Vik in our group, do we?
DM
 GM, 1388 posts
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 10:02
Re: OOC
Hmm.  The game map looks OK to me.  I just used the link from the game page, so it is coming from RPoL rather than the copy on my PC.  Lets wait for some feedback from someone else on that one.

I have changed the 'mis-spelling' of Tansy's name  :P
Marik
 player, 59 posts
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 10:24
Re: OOC
Okay, I did a control-F5 and now I see it.
Lex
 Secondary, 149 posts
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 10:41
Re: OOC
Am I able to shoot the mites from here?
DM
 GM, 1389 posts
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 12:14
Re: OOC
You have straight line of sight to E12, F12, F13, G13 -  because of ceiling heights and the people in between, they have cover.
DM
 GM, 1390 posts
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 12:16
Re: OOC
Marik:
I rolled a 1 if you're using critical misses.


I wouldn't be that mean to Tansy :P
Jicca Mak
 player, 73 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 15:49
Re: OOC
Man, for a second I wished I was playing an Alchemist.
Pipre
 player, 547 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 21; HP 25/25; 3/8 Bmbs
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 15:51
Re: OOC
it's pretty fun
Jicca Mak
 player, 74 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 15:56
Re: OOC
In reply to Pipre (msg # 59):

Its a great Class, but they gave it too many abilities for my tastes. Personally, I would prefer it to have more magical abilities, and no bombs, mutagens or armor.
DM
 GM, 1392 posts
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 15:56
Re: OOC
Hmm.  You two in the same party could be a DM's nightmare  :)
Jicca Mak
 player, 75 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 16:06
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 61):

Say no more, your wish is our command. :)
Pipre
 player, 548 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 17; HP 25/25; 3/8 Bmbs
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 20:11
Re: OOC
 Lol, how do you mean, Mr dm?
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 727 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 20:20
Re: OOC
In reply to Jicca Mak (msg # 60):

Surely there is an archetype for that :)
Jicca Mak
 player, 76 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 20:27
Re: OOC
In reply to Cyrus Ondari (msg # 64):

Not one that I found. I could probably come up with something maybe using a Wizard as base, but I would not get the Int bonus to splash weapons and some of the other things. This is almost begs for a smorgasbord class system.
DM
 GM, 1393 posts
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 20:32
Re: OOC
Pipre:
Lol, how do you mean, Mr dm?



I don't know.  And that would be the problem :P  Mind you, we might find out at some point - I am a sucker for that sort of thing.
Pipre
 player, 549 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 17; HP 25/25; 3/8 Bmbs
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 20:33
Re: OOC
I like classes with a central mechanic that things build on. Bombs, eidolon, swords. Mutagens seem fiddly and pathfinder stacking multiple short duration buffs is annoying.

Throwing bombs and making alchemical stuff are the selling points for me.
Jicca Mak
 player, 77 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 20:43
Re: OOC
In reply to Pipre (msg # 67):

Since we really talking about it, why bombs? They are already giving a damage boost to alchemical weapons, heck an alchemist even has a damage bonus to Holy Water of all things?

I see four core mechanics in Alchemist class bombs/armor/3/4 progression, mutagent, alchemy/Poison and spellcasting/potion brewing. Its like they did not know which way to go and gave the class everything.
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 player, 372 posts
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 21:00
Re: OOC
In reply to Cyrus Ondari (msg # 64):

Vivisectionist or Reanimator plus Mindchemist or Inspired Chemist gets you close . . . but that's less a wizard with alchemy and more someone who does really evil things and either enhances the mind or gains investigator abilities. And the armour is still there.

As to why bombs, the answer is likely they wanted a class with a unique attack method to parallel the gunslinger.
DM
 GM, 1394 posts
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 21:02
Re: OOC
I am not sure that Pipre realises how fortunate she is :p  She is only the second person (ever) whom I have allowed to run an Alchemist in my games.  (and the other was my son)
Cass Mordane
 player, 66 posts
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 21:24
Re: OOC
I'd go for a character like Anna Fortune.

https://comicvine.gamespot.com...-fortune/4005-70385/

Also, Too Ugly To Live is an awesome battle cry.
DM
 GM, 1397 posts
Sun 23 Jul 2017
at 15:17
Re: OOC
Group 1 -  I am going to roll that thread back to my last post.  I used the  'monster description' straight off of the website - and it has mislead you.

I will rephrase my last post and 'delete' posts after it, so that you can change your actions.

My fault for trying to be clever and not give too much away.  Instead I gave too little away.
DM
 GM, 1398 posts
Sun 23 Jul 2017
at 15:21
Re: OOC
My post updated now :)  Sorry
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 player, 374 posts
Sun 23 Jul 2017
at 15:23
Re: OOC
OH! Yes thank you VERY MUCH mine and Andalon's actions would have ended very badly
Pipre
 player, 551 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 17; HP 25/25; 3/8 Bmbs
Sun 23 Jul 2017
at 15:23
Re: OOC
lol, not an ankheg. yeah, it didn't give the impression of a ton of small ones somehow. fair enough.
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 player, 375 posts
Sun 23 Jul 2017
at 15:26
Re: OOC
I thought monstrous centipede myself
Andalon de Lebeda
 player, 419 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Sun 23 Jul 2017
at 15:42
Re: OOC
Viktoria d'Lodovka:
Andalon's actions would have ended very badly

Still may do! Andalon doesn't have any knowledge nature skill nor any experience fighting a swarm of bugs. He is about to get some.  ;o)
Percy Arndell
 player, 310 posts
 Gentleman and Poet
 "Oh. Hello."
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 12:53
Re: OOC
Oh.  I thought some sort of undead bone pile !   And Percy's armed with a rapier, so hasty retreat is the order of the day for me !  :>
Ron Swansov
 NPC e, 6 posts
 I like pretty women
 and breakfast foods
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 14:34
Re: OOC
Rule #1 for fighting swarms: Run

Rule #2 for fighting swarms: Splash weapons.
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 729 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 14:46
Re: OOC
Haha! True. I found the ruling and despite my awesome rolling, I did a whopping 4 damage to that swarm :(
DM
 GM, 1399 posts
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 15:27
Re: OOC

quote:
A swarm composed of Fine or Diminutive creatures is immune to all weapon damage.


:P
Jicca Mak
 player, 78 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 15:40
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 81):

That is why all of my characters tend to carry Acid or Alchemical Fire. There is a rule in D&D3.5 that allows torches to do 1d4.

Failing those, or spells like Burning Hands, you pray for an evil cleric or run like hell.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:51, Mon 24 July 2017.

Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 730 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 15:43
Re: OOC
Oh great :)

Well Cyrus will have to pick up a bottle of alchemical fire soon and here I was plotting about getting a warhammer...
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 player, 376 posts
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 15:48
Re: OOC
I'm aware of the immunity but sadly Vik's not well-read so she slashed at them
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 731 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 15:54
Re: OOC
Ditto for Cyrus, but I wasn't aware... It's still what he would have done.

I really can't see him carrying acid or alchemical fire or anything of the sort but maybe this encounter will scar change him
Jicca Mak
 player, 79 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 16:01
Re: OOC
Swarms are confirmed killers. Even some mid range parties have a tough time with them.

Unless..... Alchemist.
DM
 GM, 1400 posts
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 16:01
Re: OOC
Jicca Mak:
In reply to DM (msg # 81):

Failing those, or spells like Burning Hands, you pray for an evil cleric or run like hell.


Or an Alchemist  :)
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 player, 377 posts
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 16:02
Re: OOC
In reply to Cyrus Ondari (msg # 85):

Swarms, acid and fire are all dangerous things on ships. Besides the quippling and leech swarms which spelled doom for any sailor though, only really swarms you'd worry about at sea are rat swarms maybe which can be slashed at. Any mishap with fire or acid would prove dangerous on a ship (using it against another ship however could be quite potent)
Jicca Mak
 player, 80 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 16:05
Re: OOC
Evil Clerics are fun. Good against fungal and bacterial infections as well.
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 player, 378 posts
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 16:10
Re: OOC
I'm not entirely clear what the evil cleric brings . . . we talking inflict spells or is there something in Pathfinder that they can do?
Jicca Mak
 player, 81 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 16:23
Re: OOC
In reply to Viktoria d'Lodovka (msg # 90):

They can channel burst negative energy to either heal undead or damage all living things.
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 player, 379 posts
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 16:39
Re: OOC
In reply to Jicca Mak (msg # 91):

Oh right, Pathfinder has burst!

Much better than 3.5 in that regard
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 732 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 18:37
Re: OOC
Ow, that is some serious damage from the ridges in the floor...

EDIT: Can we attack the monkeys or does that risk injuring one of our friends?

This message was last edited by the player at 18:38, Mon 24 July 2017.

DM
 GM, 1402 posts
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 18:41
Re: OOC
That was why I was nice, and only moved you 5 feet  :P

Yep - you can attack the monkeys.
Jicca Mak
 player, 82 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Tue 25 Jul 2017
at 17:02
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 94):

I think we may have to report you to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Monsters for letting those poor Mites suffer the effects of acid. Put them out of their misery, advance the round ;)
DM
 GM, 1403 posts
Tue 25 Jul 2017
at 17:24
Re: OOC
*grin* I was giving Mariam and Lex a chance to come to the rescue ....

But ....
Jicca Mak
 player, 83 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Tue 25 Jul 2017
at 20:44
Re: OOC
DM:
Marik launches an electrical bolt, but it strikes the Mite that Tansy just killed

How does this happen? Do they have the same initiative and the same Dex?
Marik
 player, 61 posts
Tue 25 Jul 2017
at 20:48
Re: OOC
In reply to Jicca Mak (msg # 97):

I'm pretty sure it's just narrative license because I rolled a 1.
DM
 GM, 1405 posts
Tue 25 Jul 2017
at 20:49
Re: OOC
Marik:
In reply to Jicca Mak (msg # 97):

I'm pretty sure it's just narrative license because I rolled a 1.



Yep
Jicca Mak
 player, 84 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Tue 25 Jul 2017
at 21:20
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 99):

ahh, ok
Zorah
 player, 357 posts
 I talk to the trees, but
 they never listen to me.
Wed 26 Jul 2017
at 12:15
Re: OOC
The monkey line from my recent post was more for me than Zorah.  One of my only legitimate phobias in RL is baby monkeys.  Something about the weird little hairless bodies freaks me out.  That's not a joke either, scares the crap out of me.
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 734 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 26 Jul 2017
at 12:40
Re: OOC
Ha!
DM
 GM, 1406 posts
Wed 26 Jul 2017
at 12:48
Re: OOC
*grin*
DM
 GM, 1411 posts
Fri 28 Jul 2017
at 13:45
Re: OOC
I am beginning to think the dice roller doesn't like group 3 at all.  I get a max -  you guys get zilch  :P
Jicca Mak
 player, 86 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Fri 28 Jul 2017
at 15:30
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 104):

That was certainly not nice.

BTW, Jicca is using a reach weapon, did she or anyone else get a chance at an AoO when the centipede moved up to attack?
DM
 GM, 1412 posts
Fri 28 Jul 2017
at 15:36
Re: OOC
I am afraid it outreaches you :(
Jicca Mak
 player, 87 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Fri 28 Jul 2017
at 15:51
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 106):

Ok, hopefully it does not have a lot of hps left and someone can heal me.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 player, 44 posts
Sat 29 Jul 2017
at 03:13
Re: OOC
In reply to Jicca Mak (msg # 107):

Sorry, I used up my lay on hands for the day but after this maybe we'll have some time to rest and heal.
Jicca Mak
 player, 88 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sat 29 Jul 2017
at 03:21
Re: OOC
In reply to Mariam doZima Wolfeater (msg # 108):

Jicca may be dead by then. She does have a CLW scroll on her though.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 player, 45 posts
Sat 29 Jul 2017
at 03:30
Re: OOC
In reply to Jicca Mak (msg # 109):

We'll try and figure something out.
Jicca Mak
 player, 89 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sat 29 Jul 2017
at 03:31
Re: OOC
In reply to Mariam doZima Wolfeater (msg # 110):

:)
DM
 GM, 1413 posts
Sat 29 Jul 2017
at 04:45
Re: OOC
Mariam doZima Wolfeater:
In reply to Jicca Mak (msg # 109):

We'll try and figure something out.



Indeed.
Andalon de Lebeda
 player, 421 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Sat 29 Jul 2017
at 12:56
Re: OOC
Hi GM and group 1. I am away from home for the next week or so and may not keep up with posts. Don,t wait for Andalon if I am slowing things down at all.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 player, 46 posts
Sat 29 Jul 2017
at 12:56
Re: OOC

Ok Jicca, I've done some rereading and we can make this work. Next turn I'll try to heal you. Lets pray to the dice gods that the rpol roller is with us.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 player, 47 posts
Sun 30 Jul 2017
at 00:49
Re: OOC
MikMek the scourge of monstrous centipedes is officially the best.
Jicca Mak
 player, 91 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sun 30 Jul 2017
at 02:01
Re: OOC
Mariam doZima Wolfeater:
The centipede gone for the moment Mariam made a beeline for Jicca, praying to Iomedae that she be healed. She started glowing once more.

ooc: and rolled a 1. I'm really sorry.

Please use the CLW scroll I have on me. It's on a Paladin spell list, so you should be able to read it no problem.
Tansy
 Secondary, 54 posts
Sun 30 Jul 2017
at 03:01
Re: OOC
Does the Paladin class have spellcasting ar 2nd level?
Aris'ta
 player, 528 posts
 Brilliantly choreographed
 Excellently executed
Sun 30 Jul 2017
at 05:09
Re: OOC
Spiders.

And then monkeys.

Jesus, thank god for busy work week, or I might be having nightmares!
DM
 GM, 1415 posts
Sun 30 Jul 2017
at 06:19
Re: OOC
Unfortunately a Paladin can't use Scrolls until L4.  They are a Spell Completion item and need a Spell Caster to finish saying the spell.  (Wands, as a Spell Trigger Item,  are different)

Fortunately you still have two potential sources of magical healing in your party  :) At least Jicca is stabilised and won't die :)
Jicca Mak
 player, 92 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Mon 31 Jul 2017
at 01:16
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 119):

Anyone have a Use Magic Device?
Lex
 Secondary, 154 posts
Mon 31 Jul 2017
at 01:28
Re: OOC
I'm sure there is someone who will get you up and operational before too long. We definitely shouldn't have split up here :(
Marik
 player, 64 posts
Mon 31 Jul 2017
at 10:57
Re: OOC
Jicca Mak:
In reply to DM (msg # 119):

Anyone have a Use Magic Device?


I have it. But, assuming you're stable and won't bleed out, I think our priority right now needs to be on taking out this tick. Then, Cass can get you back up without the chance of me botching the Use Magic roll and wasting the scroll.
DM
 GM, 1416 posts
Mon 31 Jul 2017
at 11:09
Re: OOC
Aris'ta:
Spiders.

And then monkeys.

Jesus, thank god for busy work week, or I might be having nightmares!



And it will get worse when I get home tonight  :P

You guys need to get on  with killing stuff PDQ  :)
Jicca Mak
 player, 93 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Mon 31 Jul 2017
at 12:36
Re: OOC
In reply to Marik (msg # 122):

Botching a UMD roll does not waste a scroll or charge. It just fails to work. They made it so it's a action waste in combat, but you can pretty much take a 20 out off combat.
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 736 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Mon 31 Jul 2017
at 16:28
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 123):

Oh no, not another summons.

I'm curious to see the outcome of Percy's feint or not-feint, I couldn't quite tell if he actually threw acid down the hall or not.

Aris'ta, there is an Earth Elemental of some sort in front of us that you could shoot with an arrow if you were so inclined :) Also you have darkvision, right? Perhaps you can see further than the rest of us and tell us what is down the corridor?
DM
 GM, 1418 posts
Tue 1 Aug 2017
at 13:24
Re: OOC
Just a heads up guys - I am away for a few days starting from Thursday morning.  I will try and get update posts in Wednesday evening - assuming that enough people have posted to make it reasonable :)

I get to relive my youth and go to a  music festival :)
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 738 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Tue 1 Aug 2017
at 13:48
Re: OOC
That is so fun DM! Glad you get to do something so exciting! Thanks for the heads up!
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 player, 49 posts
Tue 1 Aug 2017
at 13:49
Re: OOC
Have fun :)
Jicca Mak
 player, 94 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Tue 1 Aug 2017
at 14:09
Re: OOC
Yeah, you have fun, it's not like I am laying in the dirt uncounsious or anythung.

;)
DM
 GM, 1419 posts
Tue 1 Aug 2017
at 14:24
Re: OOC
Jicca Mak:
Yeah, you have fun, it's not like I am laying in the dirt uncounsious or anythung.

;)



But you look so wan and beautiful like that .....
DM
 GM, 1420 posts
Tue 1 Aug 2017
at 14:27
Re: OOC
I found just the thing to keep you occupied on Jicca's behalf ....

http://www.gotoquiz.com/whats_your_goth_name
Lex
 Secondary, 156 posts
Thu 3 Aug 2017
at 00:17
Re: OOC
Well that makes up for my previous misses I hope :)
Jicca Mak
 player, 95 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Thu 3 Aug 2017
at 01:56
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 131):



Jicca "Jason" Mak
Jicca Mak
 player, 96 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Thu 3 Aug 2017
at 01:59
Re: OOC
Lex:
OOC: I didn't add a bonus for PB Shot so it's actually a 15 to confirm a crit and would be 8 or 24 damage depending on the confirmation.
20:15, Today: Lex rolled 7 using 1d8.  Damage (x3 if a crit).

RAW criticals are not multiplied:

A critical hit means that you roll your damage more than once, with all your usual bonuses, and add the rolls together.
Lex
 Secondary, 157 posts
Thu 3 Aug 2017
at 02:04
Re: OOC
Thanks Jicca.

DM, if it's a confirmed critical, please roll 2d8+2 on my behalf.
DM
 GM, 1423 posts
Thu 3 Aug 2017
at 06:10
Re: OOC
Ahh, young padawan.  You assume it isn't immune to criticals?

Mwahahahahahah


Jicca, that was a crappy name generator I  linked :)  I didn't try it until afterwards and then decided it must have been created by a 14 year old as a school project - or something similar.  Ironically, I have a Goth name of Jason too.  In my case though, the descriptive paragraph was quite appropriate  :P

This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 06:11, Thu 03 Aug 2017.

DM
 GM, 1424 posts
Thu 3 Aug 2017
at 06:42
Re: OOC
So just minor comments from me until Monday.

*Starts singing songs and goes to find his hippy headband*
Lex
 Secondary, 158 posts
Thu 3 Aug 2017
at 07:54
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 136):

I assume nothing! That's why I said "if" :)
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 player, 50 posts
Thu 3 Aug 2017
at 16:18
Re: OOC
I got Jason as well.
Pipre
 player, 558 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 17; HP 25/25; 2/8 Bmbs
Thu 3 Aug 2017
at 17:07
Re: OOC
lmao
DM
 GM, 1425 posts
Fri 4 Aug 2017
at 09:22
Re: OOC
Jason rules!

Breakfast and wifi in the local community centre!
Andalon de Lebeda
 player, 425 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Fri 4 Aug 2017
at 13:59
Re: OOC
ROFLMAO - apparently my goth name is Dawn. Somewhere during that quiz I must have changed gender and become a hippy chick - a hippy goth chick? Remind me never to do a quiz after drinking! ;o)
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 740 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Fri 4 Aug 2017
at 14:30
Re: OOC
Angelica here... Hmm, seems to be a gender-bender...
Jicca Mak
 player, 97 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Fri 4 Aug 2017
at 14:58
Re: OOC
You know, I am starting to think that the test may not be accurate ...... hmmm.
DM
 GM, 1426 posts
Sat 5 Aug 2017
at 08:53
Re: OOC
Hmmmm - I wonder if I can think of a side game where you all need to play your alter - ego?

11 hours of musical performance yesterday.  It is exhausting just listening ☺
Percy Arndell
 player, 317 posts
 Gentleman and Poet
 "Oh. Hello."
Sat 5 Aug 2017
at 13:59
Re: OOC
And another Dawn here ... to avoid any confusion, I think I'll be Dawn of the Dead, a hippy necromancer.   Sorry Andalon, that leaves you with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - probably a Druid, though you might get away with Barbarian or Ranger.  ;>
Pipre
 player, 559 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 17; HP 25/25; 2/8 Bmbs
Sat 5 Aug 2017
at 14:14
Re: OOC
could be Dawn(ing) of the Age of Aquarius
Zorah
 player, 360 posts
 I talk to the trees, but
 they never listen to me.
Sun 6 Aug 2017
at 01:02
Re: OOC
DM:
Hmmmm - I wonder if I can think of a side game where you all need to play your alter - ego?


It has to be Ravenloft.
DM
 GM, 1428 posts
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 14:37
Re: OOC
And they continue to fall ....   :P
Lex
 Secondary, 159 posts
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 14:46
Re: OOC
I'd tried to move up to the edge so that I would be within 30 feet in my last attack, but if there's not room for me to get that close, thats cool :)
DM
 GM, 1429 posts
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 15:27
Re: OOC
Whoops.  Sorry.  Sometimes I miss things when like that when the intended location isn't spelled out for me.

But it keep it exciting, doesn't it :P
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 player, 384 posts
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 15:35
Re: OOC
Tansy shapeshifted into me again at the start of the post!
DM
 GM, 1430 posts
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 16:07
Re: OOC
In reply to Viktoria d'Lodovka (msg # 152):

Fixed.  Still got my Festival head on :)

I could get used to that lifestyle.  Get up, have breakfast,  sit in a music venue tent for 11 hours.  Go back to bed.
Jicca Mak
 player, 98 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 16:33
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 153):

Looks like Jicca is not in the summary post.
DM
 GM, 1431 posts
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 16:39
Re: OOC
I am afraid she is still unconcious - and everyone has left her alone for the time being  :(
Jicca Mak
 player, 99 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 16:48
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 155):

Yes, but she should still be in the summary as uncounsious.
DM
 GM, 1432 posts
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 18:07
Re: OOC
OK.  I will add her.  :)
DM
 GM, 1433 posts
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 22:15
Re: OOC
And I just discovered a misplaced ; in a private line that hid Jicca's status line.
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 743 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 00:45
Re: OOC
For the record, the Stag Lord's Bow is up for grabs (though I think Group 1 gets priority for the time being). It is a +1 Comp Long Bow with a Strength Rating of +2. My old bow is a Str +3 Comp Longbow, so I would get a bonus to hit but the damage would stay the same for me.

Vik, can you use this bow? Aris'ta?

I am so excited that we have reached this milestone and am looking forward to what comes next for our groups!

Keep up the good work Group 2 or 3 or whatever number you are. Kill those mites!
Jicca Mak
 player, 101 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 00:48
Re: OOC
In reply to Cyrus Ondari (msg # 159):

What really hurts is that I have a bunch of healing available, but am the one unconscious.
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 player, 386 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 00:52
Re: OOC
In reply to Jicca Mak (msg # 160):

Invest in potions perhaps?
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 744 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 00:54
Re: OOC
It's always an imperative to keep the healer out of harm's way!

I have faith in your group. They'll get you back on your feet in a flash.

Just be thankful you didn't fall into a pit, twice :)
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 player, 387 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 00:55
Re: OOC
Cyrus Ondari:
For the record, the Stag Lord's Bow is up for grabs (though I think Group 1 gets priority for the time being). It is a +1 Comp Long Bow with a Strength Rating of +2. My old bow is a Str +3 Comp Longbow, so I would get a bonus to hit but the damage would stay the same for me.

Vik, can you use this bow? Aris'ta?

I am so excited that we have reached this milestone and am looking forward to what comes next for our groups!

Keep up the good work Group 2 or 3 or whatever number you are. Kill those mites!


Yes I can use that bow, that's my Strength bonus. But I'd wait to see what Aris'ta says before agreeing to take it as she's the archer. It would be put to extremely good use though with me!
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 745 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 01:12
Re: OOC
Here's a loot table from the raid on the fort, there's a lot that still needs to be calculated :)

Stag Lord's Lootgp
Coins4,500cp, 2,052sp, 894gp, and 21pp1354.2
JewelryBagTBD
TradeLarge assortment of trade goodsTBD
Magic ItemsSmall Steel ShieldTBDAndalon
 Amulet (protection)TBDPipre
 Helm (w/Antlers)TBDRook
 +1 Rapier?TBDPercy
 Magic Studded LeatherTBDPercy?
 Ring (conjuration)TBDPipre
 +1 Longsword1158Cyrus
 +1 Comp Long Bow (Str +2)1300Vik?
TotalTBD

Jicca Mak
 player, 102 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 01:17
Re: OOC
Viktoria d'Lodovka:
In reply to Jicca Mak (msg # 160):

Invest in potions perhaps?

Never had a chance.
Lex
 Secondary, 161 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 01:20
Re: OOC
In reply to Jicca Mak (msg # 165):

You'll be fine. We'll get you out of this mess. And then we can buy some potions just in case we don't protect you again :)
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 player, 388 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 01:24
Re: OOC
In reply to Lex (msg # 166):

I may be a bit too much of a 3.5 player, but I've always felt every member of a party should be involved in their own healing, buying potions and scrolls (when necessary). The cleric has important non-healing things to deal with once they get out of the 1st level cradle.
Lex
 Secondary, 162 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 01:26
Re: OOC
There's wisdom there for sure Vik. But it's got to suck to be a cleric and be unconscious :( Sorry Jicca.
Jicca Mak
 player, 103 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 01:27
Re: OOC
In reply to Lex (msg # 166):

I am not worried, just bored.
DM
 GM, 1438 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 05:18
Re: OOC
I have moved  Cyrus's table into the loot thread, which should allow for better discussion.

Thank you Cyrus.  However, was it only two pits?  I must be slacking ....

Jicca - Sorry  :(  There are actually three sources of healing in your party - Mariam was really unlucky with her dice rolls or you would be up and on your feet already.  I have moved the thread on and hopefully Cass will have better luck with his dice rolls :

This message was last edited by the GM at 06:16, Fri 11 Aug 2017.

Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 747 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 16:27
Re: OOC
It may have been three pits :( But that just seems absurd... I'm going to pretend it was just two.

Also, loving the jokes this morning! Pipre, that was solid. Andalon, I almost spit my coffee!
Jicca Mak
 player, 106 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sun 13 Aug 2017
at 02:17
Re: OOC
quote:
I'll use the scroll if necessary, but want to give someone else a chance to heal her in an effort to save the scroll

Use the scroll, I'll make more.
Lex
 Secondary, 164 posts
Sun 13 Aug 2017
at 03:10
Re: OOC
Didn't the DM say that Cass could heal you too? If that's true, let's let him do that.
Marik
 player, 67 posts
Sun 13 Aug 2017
at 10:58
Re: OOC
Lex:
Didn't the DM say that Cass could heal you too? If that's true, let's let him do that.


Yep, that was who I was thinking. If he doesn't post by tomorrow, I'll go ahead and use the scroll. Just wanted to give him a chance to show off his mad magic skills.
Jicca Mak
 player, 113 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 21:53
Re: OOC
On vacation. Will be get back home on Tuesday.
Jicca Mak
 player, 114 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 16:00
Re: OOC
Back home now. Interesting eclipse on the way.
Pipre
 player, 573 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 17; HP 25/25; 2/8 Bmbs
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 16:12
Re: OOC
the box is totally what I thought it was
DM
 GM, 1462 posts
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 16:53
Re: OOC
A total eclipse is always something to see.  I was lucky enough to see on in Cornwall about 20 years ago :)

Ha! I have discovered that Pipre can read cod-french :)
DM
 GM, 1467 posts
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 10:32
Re: OOC
Guys -  just to keep you all in the picture ...

I have advertised for new players for Adoven, Borric and Big Job as L2 characters.  At the moment the advert is just in games that I play in, but offer is also available to friends & Colleagues of yours - before I go to players wanted.

Once we have completed this section - including the wedding and the trip to Restov - I intend to rework you into three new groups.  One will explore the hills, one the forest and one will be water based :)    Each party will have a mixture of L4, L3 and L2 characters.
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 762 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 12:37
Re: OOC
Good luck recruiting! It will be interesting to see the future divisions.
DM
 GM, 1468 posts
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 13:22
Re: OOC
In reply to Cyrus Ondari (msg # 180):

I have someone interested in Adoven - we have had the initial discussion and I am just waiting for a final decision from the player.  As you may have seen, I have asked new players to respect a few things from each character's history  :)

Some elements of re-allocation are fairly straightforward.

  • Hills will probably be Paladins, Cavaliers and other horsey/heavily armoured types.
  • Forests = Rangers, Druids etc ....
  • Water -  hello Vik :)  and lightly armoured people  ....

Viktoria d'Lodovka
 player, 393 posts
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 13:58
Re: OOC
Looking forward to the waters myself. Just need to start building the armada, which is going to take some gold!
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 763 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 14:04
Re: OOC
Hmm, I wonder, can Cyrus afford some nice heavy armor now???
DM
 GM, 1469 posts
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 14:16
Re: OOC
In reply to Cyrus Ondari (msg # 183):

I suspect you ought to do some maths in the loot thread to find out :)

Just a few thoughts

  • You need to keep Henry Sweet :)
  • Trade goods are more valuable for funding building works
  • Everyone going to the wedding is going to need a courtiers outfit (at least)  (see note 1)
  • ... and the jewellery to go with it.
  • Masterwork gear can have enchantments added later
  • ...  If you have to pay Andalon for the spell it WILL cost you more later  :P






Note 1 - I promise you that you will need one  :)
DM
 GM, 1470 posts
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 14:21
Re: OOC
In reply to Viktoria d'Lodovka (msg # 182):

There are rules for buying ships as part of the Kingdom Building system :)  As well as rules for building shipyards and trading as merchants.  Check out the merchant and marine section on this page ....

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....mpaign_systems:start

They might need a bit of tweaking still -  but you can build an Armada using BP - in the same way as Cyrus builds his stronghold and Zorah builds her ranch.
DM
 GM, 1471 posts
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 18:47
Re: OOC
Folks -  welcome Adoven's new player.  I play with him in another game and I expect great things from him  :P

Just make sure you lock your sisters up!

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:48, Wed 23 Aug 2017.

Adoven
 PC, 48 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 18:58
Re: OOC
Just because my middle name is Lothario, everyone over-reacts.....
Jicca Mak
 player, 116 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 19:03
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 186):

All of my sisters have been locked up and only I have access to the chains and whips.
Adoven
 PC, 49 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 21:14
Re: OOC
Campaign traits available, too?
DM
 GM, 1476 posts
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 21:23
Re: OOC
Just PMed you
Lex
 Secondary, 168 posts
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 21:56
Re: OOC
So what's in the bag?
DM
 GM, 1479 posts
Thu 24 Aug 2017
at 07:05
Re: OOC
Lex:
So what's in the bag?



Give me a break  :)   I'll get to it today.  Just made myself late for work trying to exctract the information I need (to tell you that)  from the PDF files I use.  I should be able to find time later to get a decent  post done.
Lex
 Secondary, 169 posts
Thu 24 Aug 2017
at 10:55
Re: OOC
Hahaha! No rush, sorry I made you late to work. :)
DM
 GM, 1481 posts
Thu 24 Aug 2017
at 14:22
Re: OOC
You didn't make me late for work, it just means I have to give them 30 minutes back at some point :)  I get flexi-time,  so (within reason) I can schedule my working hours as I see fit.

My wife works weird shifts and I regularly shift my hours to match up (a bit better) with her shifts - so my employers are used to it.
DM
 GM, 1482 posts
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 15:49
Re: OOC
Group 1 - I was going to  wrap the Stag Lord adventure up completely -  But I think you need to make up your communal mind as to what you are going to do with the treasure (and there is still lots left).  If you don’t have a ‘reasonable’ plan in place Henry will turn up and take over.  His idea of an ‘equitable split’  might be different to yours :]

I will get a 'round out' post up in the game thread shortly -  and I will bring the latest version of the Treasure table to the bottom of that thread.  I don’t mind if you do the discussion IC,  OOC or use a combination of both-  but I would like you to come up with a solution.

To aid you in your deliberations.

  • Rook is happy with the Staglord’s Helm and the Holy Symbol of Erastil as his share of the treasure.
  • Valoria has been around and helping out -  she should probably finish up with something (although as an NPC it doesn’t have to be much and might represent the least value to the party)
  • Aris’tas player has contacted me recently, to tell me that  her computer broke almost immediately after the posted that she was back.  I haven’t seen her since - but I think we should treat her as a character on Hiatus for the time being.  In other words, you probably need to make some allowance for her -  but ….

Lex
 Secondary, 172 posts
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 17:49
Re: OOC
For the record, I wasn't planning on counting all the coins or anything and I am 99% sure I told everyone about the mite and only went back for the bag because I wasn't going to be the first one up the rope ladder by default.
Cass Mordane
 player, 74 posts
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 22:14
Re: OOC
No worries, you were close and took charge. (While I lagged in posting because I was pretty sure Cass was already on the other side of the chasm.)

Kill and loot. Loot and Kill. It all works out in the end. ;)
Jicca Mak
 player, 118 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 22:25
Re: OOC
So, no one in Group 3 carries a Detect Magic?
Lex
 Secondary, 173 posts
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 22:38
Re: OOC
No spells here.
Marik
 player, 72 posts
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 23:08
Re: OOC
Jicca Mak:
So, no one in Group 3 carries a Detect Magic?


I have it, but figured I'd wait until after we deal with the mites to look at the loot.
Jicca Mak
 player, 119 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 23:20
Re: OOC
In reply to Marik (msg # 200):

You can certainly afford a round to scan if anything there is magical.
DM
 GM, 1487 posts
Sun 27 Aug 2017
at 11:19
Re: OOC
Group 1 -  once we have rounded this up -  you will be off to Restov  for Cyrus and Val's wedding :)  Followed by a bit more time in town.

Group 3 -  You have to visit the Kobold's (to earn the rest of your loot) and then you too will be off to Restov.

There will be time for shopping.  However, I feel that I should warn you - both groups WILL need courtiers costumes while you are in Restov.  The trip to Restov will mark the beginning of the Kingdom Phase of the game.

If anyone would prefer to miss that completely -  let me know and I will keep you in the field adventuring.
DM
 GM, 1488 posts
Sun 27 Aug 2017
at 16:46
Re: OOC
I changed my mind slightly about which NPCs were going to be put up for adoption.

Say hello to our new Zauria  :)
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 768 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sun 27 Aug 2017
at 19:10
Re: OOC
Welcome Zauria, you have the privilege of being my soon to be sister in law :)
Zauria de lin Lebeda
 PC, 3 posts
Sun 27 Aug 2017
at 20:22
Re: OOC
Hi there, and yes I've heard! Looking forward to the festivities :)

I'm working on taking ownership of the character, so expect some changes. Updated description will be coming soon :)
DM
 GM, 1492 posts
Sun 27 Aug 2017
at 20:36
Re: OOC
Zauria and I have already had some fruitful discussions, and  none of the changes will impact on any of the back story that has already been established  :)  Nor will the base concept of the character change significantly. :)
Zauria de lin Lebeda
 PC, 4 posts
Sun 27 Aug 2017
at 20:39
Re: OOC
Indeed! :)
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 769 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sun 27 Aug 2017
at 20:43
Re: OOC
She's your character now, I am glad that you are getting in her skin and making her yours!
Andalon de Lebeda
 player, 438 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 12:46
Re: OOC
Welcome to the family, cousin! :o)
Aris'ta
 player, 530 posts
 Brilliantly choreographed
 Excellently executed
Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 15:09
Re: OOC
Welcome to the family, it's a fun ride.

Just catching up, ma familia. Computer had a melt down just before vacation and I had no way to warn you lovely peeps. Reading up and hoping to post shortly.
DM
 GM, 1493 posts
Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 15:27
Re: OOC
Welcome back :)  You group is in a bit of down time ATM -  Check out the Loot thread -  you are going to get some gold, but you missed out on the magic this time around.

Later today, I will move your group on to the next phase of the game -  and you will have to decide whether you are going to Valoria and Cyrus's wedding  :)
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 770 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 15:59
Re: OOC
In reply to Aris'ta (msg # 210):

Welcome back!
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 773 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 01:09
Re: OOC
Got a bit long winded there, and I posted it about halfway through actually composing it, but I hope you all enjoy my little summary of what Cyrus did while they were waiting around :)
DM
 GM, 1496 posts
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 07:10
Re: OOC
Nice post  :)
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 player, 395 posts
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 11:39
Re: OOC
I will post soon just have some family stuff to attend to
DM
 GM, 1497 posts
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 12:16
Re: OOC
Family always comes first -  RPol next then work  ;)
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 player, 53 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 04:01
Re: OOC
I'm sorry everyone, I promise that kill start posting daily again after Sunday. Been super occupied moving last couple of weeks, my roommates have left me to clean up all their garbage and on top of that my laptops acting up again. Trackpads moving on its own.
DM
 GM, 1499 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 05:49
Re: OOC
Ugh.  Hope it all sorts itself out soon :)

Interesting.  I google the Mouse Pad problem -  and most of the issues I saw were related to Apple Laptops  (Not something I know anything about)  and didn't have serious solutions against them.  None of them were particularly recent, so it doesn't look like a generic  problem caused but an Operating System upgrade.

Did you install any new software before it started?  If so, try uninstalling it.

If it were me (I was a tech Support Analyst in a previous life) whatever the make of computer,  I would look to see if see if there is a Driver upgrade available for your laptop as a first thing, and then perhaps a Bios upgrade.

But I was more desktop and network oriented -  so laptops aren't one of my strengths.
DM
 GM, 1500 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 05:54
Re: OOC
Although it might be best to make sure you have a good up-to-date virus checker and run a full system check first.  :)
Jicca Mak
 player, 125 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 12:39
Re: OOC
Ok, so as a Cleric, there is no way we are returning this statue to the kobolds. It is either aligned to an Evil God or not aligned to anything. In either case, Jicca would feel the need to set the kobolds on the proper path and not let them continue in the ways of ignorance.
Lex
 Secondary, 179 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 13:29
Re: OOC
Jicca, you may be a cleric, but your god doesn't rule here, you're a part of a group. Lex would strongly object to killing all of the kobolds because of a statue or even what it represents. I have a feeling Lex isn't the only one. There clearly is more to the story here, so let's stop murder-hoboing everything and try to get to the bottom of it :). I am glad you are taking charge and stating Jicca's apprehensions/concerns/hatred of evil :)
Jicca Mak
 player, 127 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 13:33
Re: OOC
In reply to Lex (msg # 221):

I am not saying I would do that. I am saying that I would rather do that.
Valoria der lin Lebeda
 NPC x, 242 posts
 Wizard of
 the East
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 02:00
Re: OOC
Hello again, everyone. Hope everyone has been alright.
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 397 posts
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 02:39
Re: OOC
In reply to Valoria der lin Lebeda (msg # 223):

Glad to see you Valoria
DM
 GM, 1508 posts
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 12:47
Re: OOC
Valoria is back -  now I need to work on a few things behind the scenes,  to reintegrate her into the game.

Group 1 may be delayed in leaving Fort Stag.
DM
 GM, 1511 posts
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 20:42
Re: OOC
Pipre?  You are somewhere safe, I hope?
Pipre
 Player, 576 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 17; HP 25/25; 2/8 Bmbs
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 06:14
Re: OOC
yep, I'm far interior of Texas. Barely even got rain, but people whipped themselves into a shortage scare regarding gas.
DM
 GM, 1512 posts
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 08:36
Re: OOC
Good  :)  One of my friends in Dallas was saying something very similar a few days ago.
DM
 GM, 1518 posts
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 07:39
Re: OOC
OK Folks - transitioning from  one part of the game to another is busy/busy time for me -  and for some extent for you.

I need you guys to check what I have down for you in the  Characters Info thread - as that is what is guiding me through the next little phase as you get your IC RP rewards with some Kingdom Building stuff.

link to a message in this game

This is everyone - and includes Group 1, Group 3 and the new characters.  I am particularly interested in what you hope to achieve in this new land -  do you want to be a Landed Noble?  A Merchant Prince?  Set up your own religious organisation?  Found a monastery? Build a school? Pub?  Bar?  Brothel?  Something else?  Nice big brushstrokes allows me to give you options to choose between :)

If you aren't happy with what I have got down, or you want me to add something on your behalf  -  send me a PM :)  If I hear nothing from you -  I will go with what I have.

If you think I have missed anything you told me before -  I'm sorry.  Send it again and I'll add it / update it.  If I have nothing against you, I guess  - or worse - choose something that suits me  :p
DM
 GM, 1521 posts
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 12:38
Re: OOC
Second bit of work for you all  -  Check over this list of Entourage type people.  If I have missed ANY entourage member out or got something wrong then tell me so I can correct it.

relationships and roles will become public as they become more obvious.



Jicca -

Cyrus -

Marik -

Zorah. 

Vik - Lolli, Vik's Squire/Valet

Henry - Brother Bart, Henry's private secretary

Bai - Jack, Bai's bodyguard and factotem
Ron Swansov
 NPC e, 7 posts
 I like pretty women
 and breakfast foods
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 15:10
Re: OOC
Just where exactly is this Drowned Trees scene?
DM
 GM, 1522 posts
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 16:41
Re: OOC
Ahh yes ....  Trying to get too much done this morning and missed a couple of ends.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:51, Sat 02 Sept 2017.

Ron Swansov
 NPC e, 8 posts
 I like pretty women
 and breakfast foods
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 17:38
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 232):

Cool, do I have access to this tgread?
DM
 GM, 1523 posts
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 17:50
Re: OOC
Nope  :)  However, that is the only part that deals with drowned trees.
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 779 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 19:40
Re: OOC
Adoven, I'll have Cyrus respond to your question soon-ish. I will give others a day to respond too so it's not just my re-telling of events :)
Aris'ta
 Player, 532 posts
 Brilliantly choreographed
 Excellently executed
Sun 3 Sep 2017
at 17:59
Re: OOC
Ah, that was a most excellent post to read and reply to, in part. It feels good to post ;) I would have done so yesterday, but my daughter turned 6 and that demands full attention when little girls become 'big' girls.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend thus far, to say the least.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 78 posts
Sun 3 Sep 2017
at 18:17
Re: OOC
Yay, kids! There's nothing better.

Group 3, are we continuing on to the kobold lair or on hiatus to go on to Restov?
DM
 GM, 1525 posts
Sun 3 Sep 2017
at 19:44
Re: OOC
You continue with the Kobolds  :)  Once you have sorted them out, you can go to the party.

Don't take too long though, I can't keep Group 1 occupied for too long  :)  well not unless I release the scantily dressed women and over familiar young men -  but this is a family show, so I can't do that.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 79 posts
Sun 3 Sep 2017
at 20:10
Re: OOC
Release the harlots, uh, err, varlets.
DM
 GM, 1526 posts
Sun 3 Sep 2017
at 20:14
Re: OOC
<Stern Voice>
Get on with the job in hand and I will introduce you to them when you get back  :)
</Stern Voice>
Cass Mordane
 Player, 81 posts
Sun 3 Sep 2017
at 20:21
Re: OOC
Hehehe. Tried to catch my typo in time. Too late! The wrath of ole snaggle tooth may now befall us all.
Lex
 Secondary, 186 posts
Sun 3 Sep 2017
at 20:22
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 240):

Hahaha!

But seriously, let's see who Old Sharp Tooth is... My guess is a green dragon...
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 55 posts
Tue 5 Sep 2017
at 01:19
Re: OOC
Finally! My laptop stopped acting possessed (and yes it is a mac, a very old one) and I'm done moving!
Tansy
 Secondary, 61 posts
Tue 5 Sep 2017
at 01:20
Re: OOC
In reply to Mariam doZima Wolfeater (msg # 243):

That'll teach you to use a Mac
Lex
 Secondary, 187 posts
Tue 5 Sep 2017
at 01:24
Re: OOC
In reply to Mariam doZima Wolfeater (msg # 243):

Welcome back!
DM
 GM, 1527 posts
Tue 5 Sep 2017
at 06:18
Re: OOC
Welcome back Mariam  :)
DM
 GM, 1531 posts
Thu 7 Sep 2017
at 07:21
Re: OOC
I am away this weekend -  camping in  a field and re-enacting a battle.  There will be 'move on' posts, in both threadfs,  either this evening or tomorrow morning.

After that little, from me, until Monday.
Jicca Mak
 Player, 136 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Thu 7 Sep 2017
at 21:32
Re: OOC
If the kobolds are speaking Draconic, then Jicca should be able to understand.
DM
 GM, 1534 posts
Thu 7 Sep 2017
at 21:37
Re: OOC
I'll check the language groups :)
DM
 GM, 1535 posts
Thu 7 Sep 2017
at 21:42
Re: OOC
Try now.
Jicca Mak
 Player, 137 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Thu 7 Sep 2017
at 21:48
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 250):

Good now. Will post when I get to a PC.
DM
 GM, 1536 posts
Thu 7 Sep 2017
at 22:06
Re: OOC
Excellent :)
DM
 GM, 1538 posts
Fri 8 Sep 2017
at 11:08
Re: OOC
I wasn't able to get a long post in for you guys in group 1 -  Work got in the way.

However, you have the two threads at Olegs and a new Restov thread (OK it is in group 2 but I have promoted you :) to post in.

You have enough in formation to do any basic shopping you need.
Jicca Mak
 Player, 141 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Mon 11 Sep 2017
at 23:59
Re: OOC
By the way, who in group 3 speaks Draconic?
Lex
 Secondary, 191 posts
Tue 12 Sep 2017
at 02:24
Re: OOC
I would venture to say that only Jicca and whomever else wrote earlier that they understood it :).
Cass Mordane
 Player, 83 posts
Tue 12 Sep 2017
at 05:42
Re: OOC
Cass does.
Jicca Mak
 Player, 143 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Tue 12 Sep 2017
at 23:20
Re: OOC
In reply to Cass Mordane (msg # 256):

Good enough
Zorah
 Player, 371 posts
 I talk to the trees, but
 they never listen to me.
Thu 14 Sep 2017
at 22:04
Re: OOC
I'll try and check in but I'm barely able to find time to read threads for the next week or two.  Please feel free to npc me or have me floating in the background until I'm able to return.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 59 posts
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 01:49
Re: OOC
Post 7000! Congratulations!
Cass Mordane
 Player, 88 posts
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 01:51
Re: OOC
^^ Nice! ^^
DM
 GM, 1551 posts
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 05:51
Re: OOC
In reply to Zorah (msg # 258):

OK.  I have had you background / floating for the time being.  I have been using Fuzzy Location.  This Schrodinger's Zorah is either at Oleg's or in Restov.  No one knows until they open the box ... er .... she posts  :)

The same is true for Aris'ta
DM
 GM, 1554 posts
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 07:12
Re: OOC
Group 1

In Restov:  Cyrus, Valoria, Andalon, Pipre, Vik & Adoven - Lolli – Henry & Bai - Jack, Brother Bart
Back Home:  Percy – Borric, Tib, Rikka, Big Job
Not Sure:  Zorah, Aris.  If either post in Restov, they are in Restov :}  If they don’t – they are at Oleg’s and acting in a background role.

Anyone I have missed out?

Everyone in definitely in Restov has done something about suitable clothing :} – as far as I can tell you haven’t tried to spend any of your hard earned loot on Other things  -  There is a whole Dwarf-Town of  smiths etc,  a magic shop and various temples for shopping in.

For those of you who want to hirs a carriage to transport you around  - can visit the stables.  There are all sort of teenagers hanging around ready to work as a guide if you should need it - or to snog, if Vik can escape from Lolli’s stern gaze :P

There are also a number of other inns and taverns in Restov that are more suitable to courtiers and budding nobles than the drovers.
I’ll open up Bathhouse and Shopping threads that you can use in Fuzzy-Time.  Which just means that you can be in all three Restov threads at the same time.

Are there any other locations that you want me to open up to help kill a bit of time?

*Note:  I think I might change the name of that area to Dwarf-Town -  it makes me think of a D&D/PF version of the ubiquitous China Town.
DM
 GM, 1556 posts
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 07:21
Re: OOC
Let me know if you want other shops :)
Adoven
 Player, 56 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 07:40
Re: OOC
WHAT hard-earned loot?
DM
 GM, 1558 posts
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 07:57
Re: OOC
*grin*  Don't push your luck too far  :P  You got to spend most of your money as you reworked Adoven.  Having checked your character sheet, you still have enough to go down to the inns and party or  to stay in another Inn, or to do some basic shopping.

The others  still have cash loot to spend :)
DM
 GM, 1559 posts
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 08:09
Re: OOC
Just a reminder for you all

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....en_land:brevoy:start

For all sorts of  stuff about Brevoy - Including a list of better quality Inns.
DM
 GM, 1563 posts
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 19:41
Re: OOC
Come now, group 3 -  my cut and paste finger is getting tired  :P

Just a quick bit of advice from Kenny Rogers ....

You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done

Every gambler knows
That the secret to survivin'
Is knowin' what to throw away
And knowin' what to keep
'Cause every hand's a winner
And every hand's a loser
And the best that you can hope for
Is to die in your sleep"
Jicca Mak
 Player, 148 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 20:59
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 267):

Well, if you are that bored, then why don't you roll some Spellcraft checks for us to determine what these items are. Will certainly save us some time and multiple same posts.
DM
 GM, 1564 posts
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 21:06
Re: OOC
Oh, it is chief Sootscale who is starting to get bored with all these people casting.   He is probably starting to think all these bigs are doing the fantasy equivalent of 'looking a gift horse in the mouth'  :)

NPCs have feelings too!

Let me know if you want to start taking minutes to pick the stuff over in detail with all those Kobolds watching you.
Jicca Mak
 Player, 149 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 21:21
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 269):

It takes 3 rounds for a Spellcraft check, which is about 20 seconds. if you actually want a post, it will take at least 2 hours before I am at a PC.
DM
 GM, 1565 posts
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 21:34
Re: OOC
You really aren't taking the point :)  but its OK, I'll help you out IC.
Jicca Mak
 Player, 150 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 21:36
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 271):

Oh I get it. Just no time for the formatting of a post, and no one was saying what was magical.
Marik
 Player, 83 posts
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 21:59
Re: OOC
DM, I literally just woke up. Could you at least give us a chance to post before just assuming we're not doing anything?
DM
 GM, 1568 posts
Sat 16 Sep 2017
at 05:53
Re: OOC
Look outside  :)
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 406 posts
Sat 16 Sep 2017
at 12:49
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 274):

What? Did you do that to my lawn? HOW!?
DM
 GM, 1571 posts
Sat 16 Sep 2017
at 12:56
Re: OOC
Special Advanced DM abilities ...  I can't tell you about them or I will have to kill you.  :P
David Hart
 NPC p, 38 posts
 "Double or nothing?"
 ex-bandit armorer
Sat 16 Sep 2017
at 14:26
Re: OOC
DM:
Come now, group 3 -  my cut and paste finger is getting tired  :P

Just a quick bit of advice from Kenny Rogers ....

You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done

Every gambler knows
That the secret to survivin'
Is knowin' what to throw away
And knowin' what to keep
'Cause every hand's a winner
And every hand's a loser
And the best that you can hope for
Is to die in your sleep"



Is there a card game starting somewhere?
Marik
 Player, 85 posts
Sat 16 Sep 2017
at 19:58
Re: OOC
Jicca, you know literally 3 posts above yours I had already pointed out all of the the magic items.
Adoven
 Player, 57 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Sun 17 Sep 2017
at 14:39
Re: OOC
Wait...cracked Ioun stones have a function in Pathfinder? When did that happen?
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 408 posts
Sun 17 Sep 2017
at 14:41
Re: OOC
In reply to Adoven (msg # 279):

3.5 actually, though they tend to be grey after being cracked
DM
 GM, 1575 posts
Sun 17 Sep 2017
at 14:46
Re: OOC
I never played 3.5 -  but in Pathfinder if you don't make the roll when you create them, there is a chance they crack or are flawed - or even cursed   (but don't tell Cyrus that :P )

They are less effective, but quite a lot cheaper, than the 'real' thing.
Adoven
 Player, 58 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Sun 17 Sep 2017
at 14:48
Re: OOC
Is there a link to their functions?
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 409 posts
Sun 17 Sep 2017
at 14:50
Re: OOC
In reply to Adoven (msg # 282):

Oh I was assuming they functioned like the dull grey ioun stone (revolves around the head and nothing else, good for casting continual flame on) but that's even more troublesome!
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 453 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Sun 17 Sep 2017
at 14:54
Re: OOC
They sound like the perfect accessory for every gnome or halfling character I have ever played!  ;o)
DM
 GM, 1576 posts
Sun 17 Sep 2017
at 14:55
Re: OOC
In reply to Adoven (msg # 282):

yep.

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic-...ems/h-l/ioun-stones/
Adoven
 Player, 59 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Sun 17 Sep 2017
at 15:43
Re: OOC
Hmmm. Lot more affordable options there.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 92 posts
Mon 18 Sep 2017
at 22:52
Re: OOC
I don't think Cass has an Identify spell.
Jicca Mak
 Player, 154 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Mon 18 Sep 2017
at 23:06
Re: OOC
In reply to Cass Mordane (msg # 287):

Does not need one, a detect magic and a Spellcraft check is enough.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 93 posts
Mon 18 Sep 2017
at 23:16
Re: OOC
That he should be able to do.
Jicca Mak
 Player, 155 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Mon 18 Sep 2017
at 23:18
Re: OOC
In reply to Cass Mordane (msg # 289):

Yeah, in PF Identify acts like a Detect Magic but with a +10 to the roll. Rarely used now days.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 94 posts
Mon 18 Sep 2017
at 23:19
Re: OOC
Thanks for the info.
DM
 GM, 1582 posts
Tue 19 Sep 2017
at 20:26
Re: OOC
Just a heads up -  My posting will be sporadic and basic from Thursday through to Monday.  I get to go to a posh dinner (at work) on Thursday night, stay over and then head straight off (Friday lunchtime) to my last battle re-enchantment of the season.

If you have any burning questions that involve me looking stuff up in books or looking at the module -  ask now :)
Lex
 Secondary, 201 posts
Wed 20 Sep 2017
at 02:38
Re: OOC
The decision to take the caged mite back was not clearly communicated... Gathering some stuff and looking for a blanket and saying let's go to Olegs doesn't really say what the plan is for a vicious little bugger...
Jicca Mak
 Player, 158 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Wed 20 Sep 2017
at 02:42
Re: OOC
In reply to Lex (msg # 293):

Sure, just having a bit of fun.
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 454 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Thu 21 Sep 2017
at 14:51
Re: OOC
Just a heads up - I will be travelling on holiday for the next 2 weeks and won't have as much opportunity for internet access as usual, so I may be very slow to post in this game. Feel free to NPC Andalon if you need to.
DM
 GM, 1587 posts
Thu 21 Sep 2017
at 14:55
Re: OOC
ooooh ..  Cannon fodder ......
Jicca Mak
 Player, 159 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Thu 21 Sep 2017
at 15:06
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 296):

"What's a cannon George?"
DM
 GM, 1588 posts
Thu 21 Sep 2017
at 15:26
Re: OOC
A crybaby!
DM
 GM, 1589 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 09:11
Re: OOC
I have tidied up that Temple of Abadar thread - everything was really rushed during the week and I wanted to get something up for you guys to play with.  I hope it makes a bit more sense now.  I have also opened up a Golden Flute thread if anyone wants to go out partying.

On a separate note -  I originally called the area Middle March but, because I find that I have trouble typing that consistently, I have changed it (slightly) to Midmarch
Marik
 Player, 94 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 10:19
Re: OOC
DM:
I have also opened up a Golden Flute thread if anyone wants to go out partying.


Damn! I want to go out partying!
DM
 GM, 1590 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 10:31
Re: OOC
Maybe PekWik should pull out a bone flute and flutter it's eyelashes at you?
Marik
 Player, 96 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 10:42
Re: OOC
Hmm, that would be a whole different kind of partying.
Adoven
 Player, 64 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Mon 25 Sep 2017
at 08:17
Re: OOC
Should I wait for the piano man, or forge ahead?
DM
 GM, 1594 posts
Mon 25 Sep 2017
at 08:26
Re: OOC
Forge ahead :)  Just assume he comes of stage about half an hour after you get there.

I will get all the threads up to speed today (after a long, long weekend that started with a posh dinner on Thursday night and culminated in getting home (worn out) on Sunday evening - in between there were a couple of 17thC battle re-enactments and nights in a raucous beer tent - The last of which ended in a massive circling, bouncing dance at stupid O'clock in the morning.  A good time was had by all (well by me at least)
DM
 GM, 1595 posts
Mon 25 Sep 2017
at 08:49
Re: OOC
And while I think about it, you (Adoven), Vik and Zorah need to post in the Investiture Thread as well.  We are using Fuzzy Time so you can post in  as many of those Restov Location threads as you want -  without worrying about timing)

This message was last edited by the GM at 08:45, Tue 26 Sept 2017.

DM
 GM, 1603 posts
Tue 26 Sep 2017
at 08:46
Re: OOC
I think I am up to dfate with everything.  However, if  you are waiting on  me for a response -  PM  me and I will get on it :)
Adoven
 Player, 67 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Tue 26 Sep 2017
at 16:07
Re: OOC
What's an Investiture thread? What's it for? Besides, I can't see one.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:08, Tue 26 Sept 2017.

DM
 GM, 1605 posts
Tue 26 Sep 2017
at 18:13
Re: OOC
Adoven:
What's an Investiture thread? What's it for? Besides, I can't see one.


You get a minor title based on the previous exploits of the character. See

Restov: Temple of Abadar.
DM
 GM, 1613 posts
Tue 26 Sep 2017
at 19:34
Personal Story Arc
I have said it before -  but it is getting closer and closer.  Check out your personal story arc in :-

link to a message in this game

Every character -  no matter which group can have an entry in that thread.  I will be using the information in that thread to give those story arc's a nudge when we are all in Restov :)  Which is getting closer.  PM me any new entries or updates.

If you want to run a bit of kingdom, tell me.  If your character's wants to set up an Museum featuring Cyclops artefacts - tell me.  If you want to run a pub and a brewery - tell me.

If it ain't in there and you suddenly feel that everyone else is getting extra opportunities to do 'cool' stuff - there won't be much I can do about it :)  Well, not for a while anyway.
Lex
 Secondary, 209 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 02:51
Personal Story Arc
Is Jicca bored? I have a feeling something very cool is about to happen :)
Jicca Mak
 Player, 171 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 03:06
Personal Story Arc
In reply to DM (msg # 309):

Jicca does not have an entry in that thread.

quote:
Is Jicca bored? I have a feeling something very cool is about to happen :)

Define cool?
Lex
 Secondary, 212 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 03:07
Personal Story Arc
Read the posts above our entry in that thread :)
Jicca Mak
 Player, 172 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 03:16
Personal Story Arc
In reply to Lex (msg # 312):

So, a pole-arm (seems to change in several posts) carrying undead (weird zombie type) who asked for the Stag Lords body seems to be un-living here.

Ok, that is interesting.
DM
 GM, 1615 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 08:25
Re: Personal Story Arc
Jicca Mak:
(seems to change in several posts)


I never was very good at back editing :)
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 74 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 13:55
Re: Personal Story Arc
So I've been directed to hero machine, thought I'd design Mariam https://www.heroforge.com/load_config=857824
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 412 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 14:00
Re: Personal Story Arc
Looks very nice Mariam!
DM
 GM, 1622 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 19:41
Re: Personal Story Arc
OK.  I think that I am up to speed with everything - but I might have missed something.  But if you think I owe you a post -  PM me  :)
Lex
 Secondary, 217 posts
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 03:02
Re: Personal Story Arc
For the record Jicca, great call on dancing that out, very nice characterization. I hope you don't mind Lex's response, the idea of "culture" is still pretty foreign to him. It was only a couple of weeks ago that he was stitching leather armor and skulking in the woods as a bandit...
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 80 posts
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 03:04
Re: Personal Story Arc
Agreed, good role playing :)
Adoven
 Player, 77 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 03:39
Re: Personal Story Arc
Sheeesh. No idea where I should be posting. Is someone expecting me somewhere?
Cass Mordane
 Player, 112 posts
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 03:44
Re: Personal Story Arc
I guess that means you didn't go and pick up the coovelstanya, huh?
DM
 GM, 1638 posts
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 06:01
Re: Personal Story Arc
Jicca ...  Nice  :)


Adoven, It will calm down when we are back adventuring.  Restov is a nightmare.  You can post in any of the Restov threads, if you want to.  Vik recently posted in the In Restov Trhead.  While her comment was directed at Pipre,  there is no reason you can't join in the conversation, if you want to do some RP with the other characters.
Jicca Mak
 Player, 182 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 13:31
Re: Personal Story Arc
In reply to Lex (msg # 318):

Thanks, and I do not mind. Honestly, I was not sure how it was going to go until I actually rolled the performance check. May actually put a point into Performance when I level next.
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 415 posts
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 23:13
Re: Personal Story Arc
Adoven:

Is Lady Vik spoken for? Am I Lady Vik?
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 811 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 23:52
Re: Personal Story Arc
In reply to Viktoria d'Lodovka (msg # 324):

Maybe he meant Val :)
Adoven
 Player, 80 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Sun 1 Oct 2017
at 05:18
Re: Personal Story Arc
Viktoria d'Lodovka:
Adoven:

Is Lady Vik spoken for? Am I Lady Vik?

You are. From what info I was given, I thought you were. Besides, it's a convenient misdirection for a girl who wants to be impressed.
Jicca Mak
 Player, 183 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 02:14
Re: Personal Story Arc
So, what is next for group 3? Not sure what to post.
Lex
 Secondary, 218 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 02:26
Re: Personal Story Arc
I think we are headed to Restov, but the DM will facilitate that soon, I imagine :)
DM
 GM, 1651 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 02:36
Re: Personal Story Arc
When I get up in the morning  ...

(technically I am in bed now.  Well I went to bed nearly five hours ago than woke up in the middle of the night and have been up and online for the last couple of hours.  Now I need to go back to bed ...)

...  I will move you on to Restov.
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 818 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 02:41
Re: Personal Story Arc
That's the worst boss, I hope you get some rest, but thanks for my post :)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 113 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 04:25
Re: Personal Story Arc
Group 3 need to purchase (or rent) courtesan clothing and jewelry as well, correct?
DM
 GM, 1652 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 06:58
Re: Personal Story Arc
Cass Mordane:
Group 3 need to purchase (or rent) courtesan clothing and jewelry as well, correct?

 Correct.
DM
 GM, 1656 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 18:29
Re: Personal Story Arc
Not a good day today.  Lack of sleep last night, followed by a doctor's appointment and  one of those 'all work and no fun' days at work.  Home now with a bit of a headache.

Posts will be basic as I set up the wedding - probably tomorrow  evening.

Sorry.
DM
 GM, 1667 posts
Tue 3 Oct 2017
at 19:59
Re: Personal Story Arc
I have started the wedding thread and left you an opportunity to enjoy the invitation, coach journey and the general pomp and ceremony as you get seated for the wedding :)  I'll post the next section either tomorrow or Thursday.

Cyrus / Val are you extending the invitation to the guys in the other group?  They have arrived at the drovers -  and will have time to get freshened up and into any spare clothes etc -  before the ceremony -  but they won't have time to buy posh gear (however they will need it for the grand ball later in the week)

Feel free to post across the threads if you want to.  You are not restricted to one of these Restov threads, you can use the opportunity to do more than one things at once :)
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 822 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Tue 3 Oct 2017
at 21:02
Re: Personal Story Arc
Yes, all are welcome!
Valoria der lin Lebeda
 Player, 254 posts
 Wizard of
 the East
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 01:19
Re: Personal Story Arc
In reply to Cyrus Ondari (msg # 335):

Indeed, all are welcome! :)
DM
 GM, 1669 posts
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 21:21
Re: Personal Story Arc
I will move the wedding along tomorrow -  but that will be my last big post until after the weekend.

My brother-in-law decided to throw a surprise Birthday party for my sisster's 60th birthday.  It is this weekend.  We catch a boat Thursday evening to France, get a night in a posh hotel on Le Mont St Michel and then Saturday head off to the all day family party on Saturday.  Ferry back to England on Sunday night :)

On a separate note.  I have added a note to the Formal Fashions page saying that weapons are not generally acceptable at formal events.  A belt knife / dagger, certainly.  But nothing bigger.

Well, nothing that is obviously bigger  :)  Some of you have seen one of Rikka's toys that would be perfectly acceptable ...
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 823 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 01:22
Re: Personal Story Arc
Sorry, work has been a little busy and I wasn't sure if the custom was such that the Bride and Groom would be greeting people or would be the last to arrive.
Adoven
 Player, 86 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 01:30
Re: Personal Story Arc
Hmmm. Asked Viktoria if she decided she wanted an escort to the Ball. Wonder if she'd like one at the Wedding as well, if just to give Lolli something to worry about.....
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 418 posts
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 01:32
Re: Personal Story Arc
In reply to Adoven (msg # 339):

Oh please do, all sorts of mischief can be gotten up to
Adoven
 Player, 87 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 01:37
Re: Personal Story Arc
Then please respond. I updated the post.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 114 posts
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 04:45
Re: Personal Story Arc
DM:
My brother-in-law decided to throw a surprise Birthday party for my sisster's 60th birthday.  It is this weekend.  We catch a boat Thursday evening to France, get a night in a posh hotel on Le Mont St Michel and then Saturday head off to the all day family party on Saturday.  Ferry back to England on Sunday night :)


Please feel free to over-indulge a little on my behalf. Have fun.
DM
 GM, 1670 posts
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 07:59
Re: Personal Story Arc
In reply to Cyrus Ondari (msg # 338):

No problem.  During this bit - you are manipulated by the banker (the Cleric running it) and you mother-in-law and Grand-Mother-in-law  to  be.

The next stage you and Val stand up front and welcome your guests to the party :)  Although you won't need to respond to all of them individuallty, nor will people have to wait. until you are free.  The greeting might not be anything more than  "congratulations" and a shake of the hand.
DM
 GM, 1673 posts
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 08:23
Re: Personal Story Arc
My bad.  I haven't linked this document for a long time.  This is my take on Marriage with the pathfinder deities  :)

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku...._guidelines:marriage
Cass Mordane
 Player, 117 posts
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 11:27
Re: Personal Story Arc
What surname did the young couple choose? ;)
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 824 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 13:47
Re: Personal Story Arc
Ondari. I'm not changing my name. This is fantasy, not feminist fantasy :)

Totally kidding, I think we are leaning towards Lebeda-Ondari but Valoria gets the final say.
Adoven
 Player, 89 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 20:03
Re: Personal Story Arc
Am I the only one seeing this wedding as stark and dry? With the signing of the documents it's more like I'm watching the merger of two companies rather than the joining of two people who have fallen in love....oh, and let's not forget the union was presided over by a BANKER.....

This message was last edited by the player at 20:04, Thu 05 Oct 2017.

Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 826 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 21:01
Re: Personal Story Arc
Yeah, such is life under Abadar... The party should be fun.

In all seriousness though, the "ceremony" is intended to represent the joining of two noble families of quite a varied level of rank and stature in society. They have to protect themselves from the Ondari name :)
Adoven
 Player, 90 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 22:37
Re: Personal Story Arc
Why from the Ondari name? I don't understand.
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 828 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 22:43
Re: Personal Story Arc
The Ondari House is a minor house (not one of those listed in any books because I made it up). Cyrus’ ancestors were swordlords but the recent generations were corrupted by greed and political intrigue (or so Cyrus would tell you). Cyrus left his family with his sole inheritance, his great grandfather’s sword, armor, shield and bow.

One of the contracts he just signed officially removes him from any further inheritance from his family leaving it all to his younger brother Ajax. It also removes any claim they might have on him.

He’s told bits of that story around the campfire enough so that you would know that.
DM
 GM, 1678 posts
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 06:06
Re: Personal Story Arc
Cyrus has pretty much hit the nail on the head with that explanation.  Both noble families have protected themselves from legal  claims over their various sized fortunes.

That was often done in the background in RL noble marriages in Europe.   Other deities, Sheelyn for example, have much more romantic wedding ceromonies.
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 422 posts
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 13:02
Re: Personal Story Arc
And then there's Gorumite weddings!
Adoven
 Player, 93 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 17:29
Re: Personal Story Arc
Gah! What do I say to Cyrus? I wasn't the one who fought pirates, it was the earlier Adoven. What do I do, just make stuff up?
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 831 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 18:37
Re: Personal Story Arc
You’re a bard, right? Tell a story! Sorry to put you on the spot though
DM
 GM, 1679 posts
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 19:25
Re: Personal Story Arc
I am happy for you to mke stuff up -so long as you remeber that it was L1 stuff.  You also have all that stuff in the thread I wrote for you  :)
Adoven
 Player, 94 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 19:34
Re: Personal Story Arc
You mean?....
Nothing in there about fighting pirates on the seas.
PM
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 86 posts
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 23:10
Re: Personal Story Arc
apologies but my posting might be a little erratic in the next few days.
Cyrus Ondari
 Player, 832 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 23:14
Re: Personal Story Arc
That’s fine, we’ll just post for you, you are going to get belligerently drunk at the wedding and pick a fight with the groom, right?

I hope all is well Mariam. Cyrus is looking forward to meeting you and he doesn’t even know it yet!
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 423 posts
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 23:20
Re: Personal Story Arc
Canadian Thanksgiving, I might be too drunk or angry to post as well. I'll try to post all the same.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 87 posts
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 23:49
Re: Personal Story Arc
Yay for maple syrup turkey. And I will try to do some posting
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 88 posts
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 23:51
Re: Personal Story Arc
Also yes I'm sure Mariam will enjoy meeting Cyrus once she gets over her shyness
DM
 GM, 1680 posts
Sat 7 Oct 2017
at 07:16
Re: Personal Story Arc
In reply to Adoven (msg # 356):

Yep
  Your made a good response from that thread.  :)

Before that thread you were a simple L1 seaman / pirate on the lake of most and veils.   Any minor acation stories are fine  :)
DM
 GM, 1694 posts
Fri 13 Oct 2017
at 07:56
This weekend
Guys, I have another one of those weekends where I won't be around much.  It is my wife's birthday this weekend, and I run a birthday dungeon party for her.  We have a bunch of friends down for the weekend and play pathfinder all weekend.  The first player (my son) arrived yesterday evening and the rest arrive through the day, starting just after lunch.  We start some time this evening and finish Sunday lunchtime - so I won't be online much at all.

That doesn't stop you chatting among yourselves, but my NPCs won't be saying much.  Don't feel that you are stuck waiting for an NPC -  none of them will be offended if you cut a conversation short and come back to it later.
DM
 GM, 1702 posts
Mon 16 Oct 2017
at 21:20
This weekend
Phew!  10:30pm here - and I have just finished the campaign and character development write-ups from this weekend's tabletop game. I needed to do that while it was fresh in my mind -  the group don't meet again until this time next year, so if I don't write it up now, none of us will remember  :)

I will be back posting in here tomorrow.
DM
 GM, 1709 posts
Tue 17 Oct 2017
at 14:52
This weekend
I think I have covered all of the conversation in the wedding thread -as well as updated the others.    However, if I have missed you out, or not commented on something specific - let me know and I will correct it.
DM
 GM, 1714 posts
Thu 19 Oct 2017
at 12:47
This weekend
Word of warning.  I am going to wrap up the wedding this weekend - and go straight onto  the Grand Ball.

There will be a chance to meet personal patrons - which is particularly relevant to those who are interested in building in Midmarch, as they might have some resources that will help you  :)

This does not stop you completing shopping trips or interpersonal RP in the other threads.



Once the ball is over -  we will be ready to go adventuring again - and some of you get to go up a level before that.


Cyrus, Andalon , Vik, Percy, Zorah & Pipre may all advance to level 4

Cass, Jicca, Lex, Mariam, Marik & Tansy may all advance to Level 3

Adoven, Zauria, El & Quin will start adventuring at Level 2.


Valoria and Aris'ta we will talk about your progress later
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 464 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Thu 19 Oct 2017
at 13:36
This weekend
Level 4 - that means an extra point to one ability score - ah, I feel wiser already.    :o)
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 427 posts
Thu 19 Oct 2017
at 16:34
This weekend
Well I and Tansy are updated.

Picked up Improved Disarm (my piratey plan comes together, arr). After much deliberation, Combat Reflexes was chosen for Tansy.
DM
 GM, 1720 posts
Thu 19 Oct 2017
at 18:19
This weekend
and while I think of it -  Lolli gets a level as well.
Pipre
 Player, 592 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 9/9 Bmbs
Thu 19 Oct 2017
at 19:27
This weekend
Pipre must have been working on her throwing arm, discovered how to omit squares from her splash damage :p and went up a total of +2 to attack.
Adoven
 Player, 100 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Thu 19 Oct 2017
at 21:52
Re: This weekend
Viktoria d'Lodovka:
Well I and Tansy are updated.

Picked up Improved Disarm (my piratey plan comes together, arr). After much deliberation, Combat Reflexes was chosen for Tansy.

Level 4 might explain why you're so much more charming. You put the ability increase into charisma?
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 847 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Fri 20 Oct 2017
at 03:35
Re: This weekend
I will level up Cyrus tomorrow. I know he gets a banner and I think I was planning on boosting Dex so TWF with my shield is a reality :)
DM
 GM, 1722 posts
Fri 20 Oct 2017
at 07:08
Re: This weekend
Guys -  you have plenty of time.  No need to rush  :)
DM
 GM, 1727 posts
Sun 22 Oct 2017
at 09:15
Re: This weekend
Grand Ball  thread posted.  Those of you who missed the first part of the Restov visit,    will  have been invited to become Officers of the Midmarch Chapter of the Brevic Knights (see this page http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....s#the_brevic_knights ) and will have had a short induction ceremony at the Temple of Abadar.  It is the first rung on the ladder of Aristocratic and Noble titles - and is part of Henry's reward for your service to date.  Unless you specifically tell me differently, I will assume you have accepted the title.

Zauria, Quinn and El -  as you have not yet worked for Henry -  you don't get the title.  yet :)

Zauria -  you have an invite to the ball as part of the Lebeda family contingent.  Quinn and El -  you will also have recieved an invite.
DM
 GM, 1730 posts
Sun 22 Oct 2017
at 14:35
Re: This weekend
before too many of you cut too many deals between yourselves ....   :P

Henry lets slip that there will be two initial settlements in Midmarch - Ringbridge and another around Fort Stag.  He intends to make the Fort Stag settlement a 'Free City' run by its own Mayor and a Council of nobles/businessmen.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 96 posts
Sun 22 Oct 2017
at 16:04
Re: This weekend
I just need to finish somethings off in rl first today but with any luck I'll have any posts and updates up by tonight.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:09, Sun 22 Oct 2017.

DM
 GM, 1731 posts
Sun 22 Oct 2017
at 17:03
Re: This weekend
No problem :)
Adoven
 Player, 102 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Mon 23 Oct 2017
at 22:09
Re: This weekend
Hmm, might need a second formal outfit for the Ball.
DM
 GM, 1734 posts
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 08:39
Re: This weekend
I should think a prestidigitation to clean up all the wine you sspilled down the front  at the wedding -  would be enough.

I am not trying to bankrupt you guys by making you buy posh suit after posh suit (although I know a man who might).  If your characterisation says 'new suit' then go for it.  But my view of the situation is that most  people with junior rank/titles will only have one courtiers' outfit - that only comes out for 'special' occasions.  A bit like I only have one dinner suit / tux  (*).





Actually that  is not true.  I have two.  But one fitted me 50 lbs ago ....
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 860 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 18:39
Re: This weekend
In case you're wondering, any and all are welcome to tour the Northern Dueling schools with us. It is a bit of a wildcard late add-on, but it seemed like fun team building to me and Cass was game for it as well, so join along or don't as you see fit.
DM
 GM, 1749 posts
Thu 26 Oct 2017
at 04:37
Re: This weekend
And ...  If anyone has decided to  take a level of Perform(Dance), Knowledge(Nobility) etc during your Level Up.  It will be effective during the ball, although the level doesn't really come in to effect until we start back to Midmarch.

For those technical purists -  the Story XP for the Ball takes you to the new level, but the early access to those skills is an in-game reward for interacting with my world.

For the rest of you - it is the Rule of Cool :P
DM
 GM, 1755 posts
Thu 26 Oct 2017
at 16:11
Re: This weekend
As you might be able to tell - I am setting up for our return to Midmarch :)  When we do get back, I want to expand on the way we have been using threads in the Restov section of the game.  The Parallel Threads have worked quite well, and now I want to incorporate that concept into the main game as Fuzzy Time.  (Thank you Zorah)  I have written the outline up for the House Rules thread.

link to a message in this game

I am not sure how it will work -  but if we don't give it a go, we'll never know ....

There is, of course, NO requirement for anyone to post in any threads they don't want to  or aren't comfortable with.
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 870 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Thu 26 Oct 2017
at 16:43
Re: This weekend
Thanks for the update DM!
Marik
 Player, 121 posts
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 12:45
Re: This weekend
Hey Bossman, sometime in the past you had mentioned that you were going to be splitting us into three different groups exploring different areas of Midmarch. Is it worth starting to think through what those groups are going to be, just so we can make sure we have a good spread of skills, and everyone gets to go where (and with whom) they want to go?
Jicca Mak
 Player, 201 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 12:51
Re: This weekend
In reply to Marik (msg # 384):

Good idea. We should have a character info post somewhere with a list of characters, their level, and class. Would be easier to create balanced groups.
DM
 GM, 1756 posts
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 13:45
Re: This weekend
Part of the split is going to be really easy

  • There will be a 'Forest' group who I expect to be fighting on foot.  I think Zorah, Lex and probably Jicca will be in this group.
  • There will be a 'Hills' group who I expect to use mounted combat.  I expect Cyrus, Mariam, Tansy and Zauria will be the core of this group.
  • There will be a 'Water' group who will be playing around in boats.  Vik and Adoven will be the  first people in this group.



I haven't really gone beyond that at present :)

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:54, Fri 27 Oct 2017.

Marik
 Player, 122 posts
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 14:03
Re: This weekend
I would assume Zauria will be travelling with Cyrus wherever he goes, considering she is going to be his squire.

How many people are you looking at per group? And you had mentioned spreading the levels around as well, correct?
DM
 GM, 1757 posts
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 14:53
Re: This weekend
Thank you - I knew someone had been talking about  horses ...  I'll change the previous post :)

And yes, I will be spreading levels around.
Pipre
 Player, 594 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 9/9 Bmbs
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 15:22
Re: This weekend
bombs are useful anywhere, I suppose :p
Zach
 NPC e, 13 posts
 House Ondari
 Stable Master
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 15:39
Re: This weekend
In reply to Pipre (msg # 389):

Bombs on boats are scary :)
DM
 GM, 1758 posts
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 15:46
Re: This weekend
Zach:
In reply to Pipre (msg # 389):

Bombs on boats are scary :)



But fun ......


Well.  Fun for me, at least :)
Pipre
 Player, 595 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 9/9 Bmbs
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 15:48
Re: This weekend
bombs on horses are scary. bombs in trees are scary.

like I said, bombs are useful anywhere. hehe
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 428 posts
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 16:14
Re: This weekend
In reply to DM (msg # 386):

I approve of my groupings, much as I will be sad to tear Lex and Tansy apart
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 430 posts
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 16:30
Re: This weekend
Sorry I'm a bit behind, I'll try to get caught up
DM
 GM, 1759 posts
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 16:39
Re: This weekend
No worries.  It has got a bit fast recently.  But everyone needs to play at the rate they are comfortable  and fits their RL commitments.
DM
 GM, 1761 posts
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 17:43
Re: This weekend
For those of you who have asked for specific Entourage members -  and you haven't yet met them - or don't know where they are -  they (or someone who knows them)  might be at the ball :)

For those of you who want an Entourage member and haven't spoken to me -  there are a number of young people who might be interested in work of some sort.

If you are unsure -  PM me  :)
Ron Swansov
 NPC e, 9 posts
 I like pretty women
 and breakfast foods
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 18:05
Re: This weekend
Where can I come in?
DM
 GM, 1762 posts
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 18:23
Re: This weekend
Ron - you are hanging around in Midmarch.  You can choose between Oleg's, The Orcy Ring or Fort Stag.
DM
 GM, 1765 posts
Sat 28 Oct 2017
at 14:36
Re: This weekend
Back to Entourage people ....

These entourage people have either met their  'sponsor' or else are set up somewhere in the system.  If yours isn't listed - let me know now :)

Cass   - Xxxx
Jicca  - Ron Swansov
Marik  - Alanna
Marik  - Pekwik
Cyrus  - Zach
Cyrus  - Gandred
Val    - Wilbur
Vik    - Lolli
Zorah  - Lydia Silvane
Zorah
 Player, 377 posts
 I talk to the trees, but
 they never listen to me.
Sat 28 Oct 2017
at 18:14
Hiatus
My apologies but I need to be away for a few weeks.  please feel free to npc me if I'm needed.  I hope to return as soon as I am able.
DM
 GM, 1766 posts
Sat 28 Oct 2017
at 19:27
Hiatus
We will be here.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 111 posts
Sun 29 Oct 2017
at 01:14
Hiatus
Not able to post, tonight i have comupter problems and tomorrow i won't have wi-fi will be able to again come Tuesday.
DM
 GM, 1767 posts
Sun 29 Oct 2017
at 06:45
Hiatus
I hope you get you computer problems sorted.  I have been enjoying your RP :)
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 882 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 01:41
Hiatus
Should we talk OOC about our desired business/kingdom building goals?

For example, Lex is a tanner (leather goods) and fletcher, though he will probably spend less and less time crafting.

I have hired a blacksmith for Ringbridge. Val has hired a merchant/accountant :)

I see more and more entourage members cropping up, which is awesome, but I want to make sure we aren’t working against ourselves :)
Marik
 Player, 126 posts
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 01:45
Hiatus
Well, Marik intends to do his own thing eventually, so there very well may be some overlap since he doesn't want to rely on others. For example, Alanna is a merchant as well.
Pipre
 Player, 597 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 9/9 Bmbs
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 02:29
Hiatus
I thought big job was in my entourage as security for my brothel.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 113 posts
Tue 31 Oct 2017
at 03:04
Hiatus
Still dealing with complications but I'm going to try and get all my posting done tonight. Working off my cell phone so please excuse any typos
Marik
 Player, 131 posts
Tue 31 Oct 2017
at 03:06
Hiatus
Sorry, Marik kind of left you alone since I knew you were away.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 114 posts
Tue 31 Oct 2017
at 03:14
Hiatus
In reply to Marik (msg # 408):

its all good :) it'll force Mariam out of her shell and to mingle.
DM
 GM, 1777 posts
Tue 31 Oct 2017
at 06:11
Hiatus
And then I got carried away and made Marik's life more difficult than he had imagined  :P
DM
 GM, 1780 posts
Tue 31 Oct 2017
at 17:05
Re: This weekend
I  expect to get you back to Midmarch this weekend -  so last chance for shopping, talking to people etc ...

My current thoughts for a split are

  • There will be a 'Forest' group who I expect to be fighting on foot.  I think Zorah, Lex, Tansy, Pipre, Percy & Jicca
  • There will be a 'Hills' group who I expect to use mounted combat.  Cyrus, Mariam, Cass, Marik & Zauria
  • There will be a 'Water' group who will be playing around in boats.  Vik, Adoven, Andalon,  Quinn & El


That said, I am still open to your thoughts and suggestion - and things may yet change :)
Pipre
 Player, 598 posts
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 9/9 Bmbs
Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 02:46
Re: This weekend
I've been meaning to get to know Jicca!
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 888 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 02:50
Re: This weekend
I'm good with the Hills group! Seems like a nice mix of folks in all of the groups.
Jicca Mak
 Player, 208 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 04:20
Re: This weekend
Still think it would be nice to know people's classes to see how the groups are made up.
DM
 GM, 1782 posts
Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 08:40
Re: This weekend
People may choose to share class information if they wish.   Other might prefer to play their cards loser to their chest.  Bur as a broad break down ...

Each group has a a good spattering of combat classes, some stealth capability, some Divine casting and some Arcane ability.  Groups were partly decided on skill sets, comments that players have made and RP pairings.

  • The forest group is light on Arcane but strong in Divine magic.  It is strong on 'Nature' skills :)
  • The Hills group is strong in Arcane and light in Divine magic.   It is generally based on Horses.
  • The water group has a slightly better balance and a fairly even spread of interests.  As Sailors, Vik and Adoven were a shoe-in

Pipre
 Player, 599 posts
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 9/9 Bmbs
Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 08:49
Re: This weekend
never been shy about saying I'm an alchemist
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 433 posts
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 02:17
Re: This weekend
I'm a Corsair (variant fighter) and Tansy is a Brawler (hybrid monk-fighter)
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 891 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 02:29
Re: This weekend
I could almost swear I posted that I am a multi-class Fighter/Cavalier here earlier today...
Adoven
 Player, 111 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 06:51
Re: This weekend
Adoven is a Sniper(Rogue)/Arcane Duelist(Bard).
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 474 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 14:04
Re: This weekend
Andalon is, of course, pure cleric. I think his banded mail armour is probably the only heavy armour in the whole group so it is inevitable that he ends up on a boat. Then again his ride skill is lousy and he knows nothing about nature or stealth, so the mounted group and forest group would not be ideal environments for him either. There is no 'stay in town and build a church' group, so show me where to hang me hammock, Cap'n! As the son of a Lebeda merchant from New Stetven on the banks of Lake Reykal, at least he does know which end of a boat is which.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 116 posts
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 22:20
Re: This weekend
Currently just a straight up paladin, not sure what i'm going to do with it yet.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 145 posts
Fri 3 Nov 2017
at 17:19
Re: This weekend
I am currently a bard. I may add a little touch of fighter to that if I things get scrappy out in the hills.


Also, I propose that Oleg be named master of the Farmers, Ranchers, and Outliers Guild.

That's right. The FROG.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:20, Fri 03 Nov 2017.

DM
 GM, 1799 posts
Fri 3 Nov 2017
at 21:09
Re: This weekend
Does anyone have anything left outstanding in Restov?  Post that I have missed, things I haven't sold you, items I haven't clarified?
Adoven
 Player, 112 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Fri 3 Nov 2017
at 22:14
Re: This weekend
Cass Mordane:
I am currently a bard.

Also, I propose that Oleg be named master of the Farmers, Ranchers, and Outliers Guild.

That's right. The FROG.

Do you have a preference to wearing purple? For some reason, I'm thinking of the phrase The FROG Prince.....
Cass Mordane
 Player, 146 posts
Fri 3 Nov 2017
at 22:35
Re: This weekend
There may be a certain appropriateness to that.

I assume that we will have to speak to Oleg though in regards to how he would prefer to have his area developed. My take is that he might not be one for the hustle and bustle of cities or even towns, hence his decision to move to a more secluded outpost. But the new settlers seem to be grouping there, and perhaps he would like some improvements to his trade post.

If he were offered a chance to act as guild leader or spokesman for the farmers and other rural folks it might help him to be in the type of position he would prefer.

Just quick thought
DM
 GM, 1801 posts
Fri 3 Nov 2017
at 22:41
Re: This weekend
Well worked out.

From a Thread you can't see yet :):
This thread is intended for people who are interested in building in Oleg's Trade Post hex.
There are limited opportunities here as Oleg wants this area to stay as a village.

Cass Mordane
 Player, 147 posts
Fri 3 Nov 2017
at 23:25
Re: This weekend
Ok, cool.
Lex
 Secondary, 231 posts
Sat 4 Nov 2017
at 02:55
Re: This weekend
In reply to DM (msg # 423):

I don't think I ever did any IC shopping, but I do think I wanted to grab a few things... I'm ok with missing out on that RP though...

I'm a Ranger in case anyone wondered. If you want to go into the way-back machine, I was a bandit that was raiding Oleg's when the first group got their. I was captured and my life was spared but I was branded.

I worked around Oleg's and made it clear that I'd reformed and Henry decided to give me a shot when the latest recruits showed up.

In addition to being a Ranger, I'm a tanner and a fletcher, so if anyone needs any basic leather goods or Durable Arrows, I'm your man :)
Jicca Mak
 Player, 210 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Sat 4 Nov 2017
at 03:00
Re: This weekend
In reply to Lex (msg # 428):

Leather worker you say. Well, Jicca needs some leather ... working done.
Percy Arndell
 Player, 332 posts
 Gentleman and Poet
 "Oh. Hello."
Sat 4 Nov 2017
at 06:11
Re: This weekend
And Percy is a ...

"Oh. Personally I'd rather creep up on the foe from behind and bash him over the head with a lump of wood before he knows he's in a fight !" Percy smile broadly.  "But alas, I was trained by men who knew what they were about in that most fashionable of weapons, the rapier.  Such is expected of a gentleman, I'm afraid, though I confess I got by more with luck and an innate desire not to find myself skewered on the point of my opponent's blade.  The hours of dedication necessary to master the skill ... most exhausting, I'm sure."

"By birth I have noble blood, but sadly these days that does not guarantee a life of leisure and comfort.  By profession I was a merchant, more used to persuading my opponents with my wits and tongue than with a weapon, though I'd not have liked to have bargained hard with either Pipre or Bai !  Better the early mornings in the yard with my instructor !"

"By inclination, however I enjoy dabbling with verse, wrestling with rhyme and rhythm.  A writer, you understand, no singer I !"


And no, NOT a Bard.  ;>
DM
 GM, 1803 posts
Sat 4 Nov 2017
at 08:45
Re: This weekend
Lex:
I don't think I ever did any IC shopping, but I do think I wanted to grab a few things... I'm ok with missing out on that RP though...



Anyone who has any shopping to do can buy 'normal' items in Citymarket at standard  SRD prices.  Add them to your character sheet and deduct the money.

If you want something that might be considered unusual, is masterwork or magical -  please run the past me first.
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 893 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sat 4 Nov 2017
at 22:36
Re: This weekend
The Orcy Ring will henceforth be known as Ringbridge. I don’t know that a name has been chosen for Henry’s true seat of power (Fort Stag).
DM
 GM, 1804 posts
Sat 4 Nov 2017
at 23:39
Re: This weekend
I am going to leave it up to you guys to choose a name for The Settlement you build around the Staglord's fort.
Adoven
 Player, 114 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 01:18
Re: This weekend
Riverdale?
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 481 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 13:10
Re: This weekend
Riverdale sounds a bit too generic but I don't have any particular preferences for other possible names.

We wouldn't want to keep calling it Fort Stag after the Staglord.

The names Henry and LeMaistre don't really lend themselves to the name of a town or city. Henry's coat of arms is blue with a golden chevron and three golden flowers (lilies - fleur de lis - at least I think that's what they are).

The fort is located on the north bank of a lake called the Tuskwater, west of the Shrike River (Ringbridge is further northeast up the Shrike River) and east of the Skunk River (which we haven't explored yet). The land of Henry's charter is called Midmarch (or sometimes Middlemarch). The woods to the west are the Narlmarches. The land east of the Tuskwater and the Shrike River is the Kamelands.

Is anyone inspired by any of that? Midmarch City? Fort LeMaistre? Fort Tuskwater? Tuskwater Town? Tuskport? Tuskmarket? Maybe different names for the fort, port, market and the future city that will encompass them all?
Percy Arndell
 Player, 333 posts
 Gentleman and Poet
 "Oh. Hello."
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 13:33
Re: This weekend
I like the idea of the geographical theme and that different zones would have different but complementary names ...

Along those lines, I'd suggest Fort Tusk for the exiting Fort under repair, Tusk for the inevitable town (I was tempted to add a Town or Ton or Dale, but the Welsh town of Usk gets on just fine without it) and Port Tusk for the harbour/landing/port/fishing village that will undoubtedly sit on the outskirts. :>

Besides, to my way of looking at things, Tusk as the tooth is a nice nod to the Stag's antler.
DM
 GM, 1805 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 13:34
Re: This weekend
OK -  Some thoughts on Henry and the land..

I will call the land Midmarch consistently in future :) (I hope) -  I started off with Middle March and got into a pickle typing it too often, and settled for the shorter form od Midmarch).

Henry is Governor of Midmarch -  which is an appointment rather than a title.  If her were to die tomorrow that appointment (and the property that goes with it) would not be passed down to his children or family - instead someone in Brevoy would appoint a new governor.  Technically, they could do that anyway ....

Heraldically the arms of Midmarch will be :-


Henry's personal Coat of arms features a crop plant (actually a variant of Native American symbol for Maize/Corn) and can be seen here.

Henry will, eventually, build a stronghold and gain personal titles in the same way as everyone else.

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:54, Sun 05 Nov 2017.

Percy Arndell
 Player, 334 posts
 Gentleman and Poet
 "Oh. Hello."
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 13:49
Re: This weekend
DM:
Henry will, eventually, build a stronghold and gain personal titles in the same way as everyone else.

Lying, cheating and stealing, got it.  ;>
Cass Mordane
 Player, 148 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 13:52
Re: This weekend
I like the triple naming convention as well. As alternatives I offer: Grand March (fort), Marchton (town), March Port (port).

If that seems a bit much, it could be Grand March, Masterville, and Port Henry.
DM
 GM, 1806 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 13:56
Re: This weekend
Percy Arndell:
Lying, cheating and stealing, got it.  ;>


In Henry's case it would probably be called corruption, now-a-days  :P  Although that is, traditionally,  how many nobles gained their lands  :)
Percy Arndell
 Player, 335 posts
 Gentleman and Poet
 "Oh. Hello."
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 14:37
Re: This weekend
I have to admit I was at first tempted by the March motif for naming, along the lines of Cass's suggestion, but Professors Google and Wiki informed me that a "march or mark was, in broad terms, a medieval European term for any kind of borderland, as opposed to a notional 'heartland'" ... so it didn't sit right to me ...

... but I do like the nod to Henry, so I'd vote up Port Henry !  ;>
DM
 GM, 1807 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 14:46
Re: This weekend
Percy Arndell:
a "march or mark was, in broad terms, a medieval European term for any kind of borderland ;>


Which is why you are in Midmarch :)

You have Maegar Varn on one side and Baron Drelev on the other -  All sent to protect the southern borders of Brevoy :)
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 482 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 15:47
Re: This weekend
And the baron is calling his settlement Fort Drelev, which will be located on the shore of Lake Hooktongue (the western shore?).

Tusk (for the town), Fort Tusk and Port Henry sound alright to me.
DM
 GM, 1809 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 16:26
Re: This weekend
Hmm.  Try this link to Henry's coat of arms

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....archpeople:lemaistre
DM
 GM, 1810 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 16:38
Re: This weekend
Andalon de Lebeda:
And the baron is calling his settlement Fort Drelev, which will be located on the shore of Lake Hooktongue (the western shore?).


Correct.
Adoven
 Player, 116 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 16:45
Re: This weekend
What squire? I'm not a knight, not do I have aspirirations to become one.
DM
 GM, 1811 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 17:09
Re: This weekend
Adoven:
What squire? I'm not a knight, not do I have aspirirations to become one.


'Assistant doing much the same function as a squire would', if you prefer.  But Squire is shorter and easier to type :P
Cass Mordane
 Player, 149 posts
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 00:02
Re: This weekend
Mr. DM, you have been busy. Thank you, sir.
Pipre
 Player, 600 posts
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 9/9 Bmbs
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 06:22
Re: This weekend
Wow! Good stuff, mr DM. I was thinking something like Staghead might be a good name for the town that will come of fort stag. Something to commemorate how we won the region but not really honoring the previous occupant.
DM
 GM, 1817 posts
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 09:16
Re: This weekend
Thanks Guys.  :)
DM
 GM, 1818 posts
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 11:32
Re: This weekend
I have taken  the liberty of transcribing you naming suggestions from this thread to the Fort Stag Development thread  (I'll change the name when  you decide what you want to call it)
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 434 posts
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 14:25
Re: This weekend
Lots of work the last couple days, reading up to catch up
DM
 GM, 1820 posts
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 14:40
Re: This weekend
No problem.  RL always comes first.
Pipre
 Player, 603 posts
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 9/9 Bmbs
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 03:26
New Threads
Where should we be? I'm confused.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 118 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 03:41
New Threads
I'm reading to catch up as well.
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 898 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 03:44
New Threads
We transitioned to some fuzzy time posting. I think the MidMarch thread will be our home for a bit but that doesn’t stop you from posting in any or all of the fuzzy time threads as you see fit.
DM
 GM, 1826 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 06:29
New Threads
At the moment there is no specific place for people to be.


Fuzzy:  Fuzzy Threads are  'outside of time'  so that you can post is as many (or as few)  of those as you want to - when you want to, even when you are off adventuring.  In the same way as you could shop in multiple threads while you were in Restov.  It is a way  of allowing us to keep the Development side of the game running, while you are all out in different adventuring parties.  There will be a few that are just for socialising IC as well. Fuzzy Threads are intended to be primarily IC threads.

Private:
Private Threads - are private between  specific players.  Cyrus and Val have had one for ages to use for RP to  build their relationship.  Quinn and El will have one for their relationship stuff. I can see other relationships forming  and they can have their own Private Threads  if they want them.  Private threads are intended to be primarily IC threads.

Other IC threads work in the same was as normal.  You can be in one at a time.  This will include the normal adventuring threads and the various location threads.

For  'Normal Threads' you can either be in Midmarch or Location:Ringbridge at the moment.  I will get a Location thread out for the what  ever Fort Stag becomes later ...

Help choose a name for your new city in in the link to a message in this game thread.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 151 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 07:01
New Threads
I'm thinking Fleetwood Mac.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 152 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 07:01
New Threads

This message was deleted by the player at 07:01, Tue 07 Nov 2017.

Cass Mordane
 Player, 154 posts
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 21:43
New Threads
These things seem to be rolling along nicely. :)
DM
 GM, 1835 posts
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 21:49
New Threads
Yes they do :)

And I should have the adventuring threads open over the weekend.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 120 posts
Thu 9 Nov 2017
at 01:20
New Threads
Really sorry but am having family issues and not sure when I'll be able to post in the next week. Might be a good idea to npc me until things are figured out.
Adoven
 Player, 129 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Thu 9 Nov 2017
at 07:33
New Threads
On the map, are the thin yellow lines connecting Oleg's, Tusk Town, and Ringbridge roads? Suitable for Trade routes? How do we set up trade routes?
DM
 GM, 1838 posts
Thu 9 Nov 2017
at 08:53
New Threads
Mariam -  No problem - family and RL always come first.

Adoven -  the thin lines are trails - just enough to guide you feet in the right direction -  and not much good for trade.  Henry is intending to get some of the settlers to build roads in return for being allowed to settle down and build their small holding / market garden.

Trade routes and their benefits are covered here:

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....t#management_process:
  * +1BP for every Town base you own.
  * +2BP for every City Base that you own.
  * +1BP for every trade route you connect to.
     In The Stolen Land this means building a base in Pitax, Mivon, Restov or New Stetven


The bonuses for extra Town and City Bases simulate establishing a local trade route.  While connecting to one of the major trade routes (at the cities listed)  connects your network  to one of the  major trade routes close to Midmarch.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:06, Thu 09 Nov 2017.

Jicca Mak
 Player, 213 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Thu 9 Nov 2017
at 16:55
New Threads
Jicca is all set. She spent a lot of money of dancing clothes and a kitty and is now ready to face the world. She will donate her 1 BR to Lord Henry since being in charge is not her thing, which is exactly why her family suggested she should go 'see the world' .... or at least a good chunk of it before she comes back home.
DM
 GM, 1842 posts
Thu 9 Nov 2017
at 17:28
New Threads
Thank you  :)

As far as I can tell, I am waiting for Andalon, Tansy and Zorah to spend their BP.

Zorah is on hiatus -  So I shall probably rule that she lends hers to Henry.
Percy Arndell
 Player, 339 posts
 Gentleman and Poet
 "Oh. Hello."
Fri 10 Nov 2017
at 13:52
New Threads
Tusk town needs all the BP it can get !  Be nice if Henry's capital wasn't dwarfed by the expansion going on in Ringbridge ! <grins>
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 906 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Fri 10 Nov 2017
at 13:55
New Threads
Ha! We have 3 whole buildings ;) Well 4 if you count the keep.
DM
 GM, 1845 posts
Fri 10 Nov 2017
at 14:16
New Threads
Tusk town is about twice the size of Ringbridge (ATM) and is nearly at its building limit for this round of development :)

Things changed as I was typing and Tansy took the last business slot with a Tavern  :)

I am not sure that I can massage any more Loyalty and Stability into Tusk Town - which  limits the amount of business we can do there.  Still some room at Oleg's -  or for 'civic' developments in Tusk Town
Tansy
 Secondary, 91 posts
Fri 10 Nov 2017
at 14:17
New Threads
In reply to DM (msg # 469):

I picked Tusk because Lex was there, I can easily shift down to Oleg's though I'd like to make that change in character rather than by retcon.
Lex
 Secondary, 235 posts
Fri 10 Nov 2017
at 14:27
New Threads
Tusk is the place to be!
Cass Mordane
 Player, 156 posts
Fri 10 Nov 2017
at 14:46
New Threads
If Zorah lends her BP to Henry, you can get 1 or 2 civics in to round things out. Does that spend everything out?
DM
 GM, 1846 posts
Fri 10 Nov 2017
at 15:00
New Threads
Nope -  Tansy with a Tavern in Tusk Town is alliterative and is fine :)

You effectively took the last business slot in Tusk Town - and that is good because henry can go out for a beer without anyone thinking he is in the brothel (which he might be on other nights)

I am going to assume Zorah lend's her BP to henry for building roads.  After all, she needs a road before she can build her farms etc :)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 157 posts
Fri 10 Nov 2017
at 15:15
New Threads
Roads are good. Next round Cass is going for a taco truck!
Pipre
 Player, 606 posts
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 9/9 Bmbs
Fri 10 Nov 2017
at 15:52
New Threads
*makes sure the brothel has a private carriage door in the back*
DM
 GM, 1849 posts
Sat 11 Nov 2017
at 18:06
New Threads
Game threads are now open.
DM
 GM, 1850 posts
Sat 11 Nov 2017
at 18:39
New Threads
I have just been reminded -  potions and scrolls, that you brought materials for, can have been brewed and scribed.
DM
 GM, 1852 posts
Sun 12 Nov 2017
at 11:47
New Threads
Phew! After a morning of messing about -  I think I have all of the entourage / squires etc sorted out.

I think you all have editable character sheets for the NPCs that you run and that you can post for them.  If not - let me know and I will sort it out for you.
Ron Swansov
 Secondary, 16 posts
 I like pretty women
 and breakfast foods
Mon 13 Nov 2017
at 17:43
New Threads
quote:
1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the Midmarch.

2. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy swift justice. The Midmarch Chapter of The Brevic Order, are the Judges, Jury and Commissioners of punishment.

3. No person shall be punished for the same crime twice.

4. The Midmarch Council  shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, and without regard to any census or enumeration.


Hmm, I am no lawyer, although my sister is, but there are several major loopholes in this. Just how legalies do you what to get?
DM
 GM, 1855 posts
Mon 13 Nov 2017
at 18:47
New Threads
Overview  and Intent :)   None of the characters writing that are lawyers either :)  It is one up from Frontier justice.

Midmarch inherits some law from Brevoy - how it is implemented is up to  Henry (and you guys).  I went for something that lets you guys keep the peace and enforce the law (as and how you decide) and keeps it as PC centric as I can.  (with my get out clause that the Chief Magistrate is one of my NPCs)
DM
 GM, 1859 posts
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 11:17
New Threads
I have updated the Game Links menu.  Note that it is a work in progress and more pages will be added.  Let me know if there is anything you would like to see there.

The main  link contains an overview of the game, its social customs (Titles, Formal clothing, Military orders etc), details of some parts of Brevoy and will have other local areas.

There is now a Midmarsch link that has an overview of towns, settlements and Midmarch specific information.
DM
 GM, 1860 posts
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 22:33
New Threads
I know I promised posts tonight -  however, my wife found out that she got a new post at work, a temporary promotion that moves her out of a 24x7 shift system.

So I took her out to dinner instead :)
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 910 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 22:45
New Threads
Congratulations!
El
 player, 17 posts
Thu 16 Nov 2017
at 15:45
New Threads
Most excellent. Congratulations to that!
Cass Mordane
 Player, 160 posts
Thu 16 Nov 2017
at 16:35
New Threads
Lora is in ICU and it seems serious. I will be absent until further notice. Prayers are welcomed. God bless you all.
DM
 GM, 1865 posts
Thu 16 Nov 2017
at 16:39
New Threads
I am sorry to hear that.  I hope things work out well for you.  We will still be here when you can get back.
Jicca Mak
 Player, 215 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 05:22
New Threads
I ran into a busy few days at work. Should be able to catch up this weekend.
Zauria de lin Lebeda
 Player, 20 posts
 Squire
 Sword and Spell
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 05:35
New Threads
Will be gone untill sunday, gone camping. :)
Pipre
 Player, 617 posts
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 9/9 Bmbs
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 08:45
New Threads
Did a little Pipre update picture.


DM
 GM, 1866 posts
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 09:40
New Threads
Bit rushing around at work today -  The new boss has been on a 'walk around' that covers some of  the rooms I am responsible for .......

Nice one Pipre.

Jicca, no problem - RL happens to all of us.

Zuaria, enjoy your weekend - I am jealous, I could do with a weekend away camping.  But is the wrong season for the type of event I need.

However, this is our Thanksgiving Weekend.    While I am unashamedly English, my wife is American -  so we host a Thanksgiving Dinner each year (on one of the closest Saturdays) and invite my family.  This year we have quite a large gathering with people travelling some distance to get to us.  There won't be any major updates until Sunday (at the earliest).
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 121 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 05:17
New Threads
Okay I'm finally back, sorry about that everyone, will post tomorrow as soon as possible.
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 498 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 12:04
New Threads
Good to have you back and posting, Mariam.  :o)

Nice work, Pipre. Those eyes, that face - as they say in the classics, a picture paints a thousand words. :o)
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 915 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 14:15
New Threads
In reply to Mariam doZima Wolfeater (msg # 491):

Glad to have you back! Take your time. It's a holiday week here in the US, so while I am eager to get going, I also have relatively low expectations for posting over the next 7 or so days. :)
Marik
 Player, 137 posts
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 05:49
New Threads
Welcome back Mariam!
Pipre
 Player, 621 posts
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 9/9 Bmbs
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 07:52
New Threads
quote:
Nice one Pipre.


quote:
Nice work, Pipre. Those eyes, that face - as they say in the classics, a picture paints a thousand words. :o)


Thanks, you two! I am quite happy with this picture.
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 917 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 14:21
New Threads
How accurate is this statement:
quote:
Lord Henry has granted Sir Marik dominion over these lands and exclusive trade rights with these kobolds. Perhaps then, Lord Henry is your competition?"


Seems a bit contrary to the whole working together thing...
~ Alanna
 NPC e, 10 posts
 Marik's Assistant
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 14:44
Re: New Threads
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari:
How accurate is this statement:
quote:
Lord Henry has granted Sir Marik dominion over these lands and exclusive trade rights with these kobolds. Perhaps then, Lord Henry is your competition?"


Seems a bit contrary to the whole working together thing...


That was sort of my point...it was a sarcastic response to this (my emphasis added):

Adoven:
In reply to ~ Alanna (msg # 28):

Adoven says in Common  "I am Adoven. With me is Lady Viktoria D'Lodovka. We have been commissioned to setting up jetties in Tusk Town and Ringbridge. Might we have your name and the name of the competition you represent?" Adoven asks politely.

DM
 GM, 1873 posts
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 15:01
Re: New Threads
*grin* Now-a-days I have white hair, but in my early years I was Ginger.  And as a kid I was really bright orangey ginger.

Had some smart-arse stranger turned up and started a conversation  'Oi, Carrot Top ...' (or anything similar) they would not have got quite such a polite response as the one Alanna gave  :)
El
 player, 24 posts
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 16:40
Re: New Threads
Quite right on that.
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 918 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 16:52
Re: New Threads
I'm on the ginger spectrum myself so I feel ya... Nor would I ever dare call a hot-red-head a carrot top :)
Adoven
 Player, 138 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 18:19
Re: New Threads
Hey, when Diplomacy tanks at an '8', I feel it necessary to roleplay that failure....
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 919 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 18:22
Re: New Threads
Hahaha!
El
 player, 26 posts
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 18:44
Re: New Threads
Might I say, you did so brilliantly.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 162 posts
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 20:33
Re: New Threads
"Oi, Carrot Top" could become the official greeting of Midmarch. Much better than "Well met."
DM
 GM, 1874 posts
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 21:08
Re: New Threads
Adoven, I wasn't questioning your post or play :)

I was more defending Alanna's post in response to Cyrus's comment about 'co-operation' :)
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 920 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 21:17
Re: New Threads
And I was curious as to the validity of that statement. Does Marik have exclusive rights to trade with the Kobolds? I am not sure it matters but I was under the impression that we were all working together and that even our own holdings were all to the betterment of our group.
DM
 GM, 1875 posts
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 22:01
Re: New Threads
I think you have an RP bit to play out  :)
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 921 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 22:18
Re: New Threads
Indeed. And I am well positioned for that. Assuming whatever that flying thing is doesn’t kill us all.
DM
 GM, 1876 posts
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 22:21
Re: New Threads
Oh, I don't think it will kill all of you  :P
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 922 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 22:32
Re: New Threads
Cyrus will just shove his squire in the way of its fly-by Attack :) if only she wasn’t also his sister-in-law and it only he was a coward :)
DM
 GM, 1879 posts
Thu 23 Nov 2017
at 20:12
Re: New Threads
Been wanting to get posts in for a couple of days -  but it has not been a fun week :|
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 505 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Thu 23 Nov 2017
at 22:21
Re: New Threads
Adoven - I loved the way you role-played that poor diplomacy roll. I laughed so hard! Alanna's description should be amended to include a warning not to call her Carrot Top, or something like that in memory of this incident. :o)

DM - a question regarding knowledge checks to identify a monster and its abilities. Do you require the character to nominate which knowledge skill (nature, arcana, dungeoneering, engineering, local, religion or the planes) they are trying to use, or do they just need to say they want to make a knowledge check to identify the monster and you will apply the appropriate knowledge skill, if they have it? Do you want them to just roll a d20 with no modifiers and you will add their relevant skill bonus?
DM
 GM, 1881 posts
Thu 23 Nov 2017
at 22:31
Re: New Threads
In reply to Andalon de Lebeda (msg # 512):

I don't mind which way people do thinks :)  As you know, I am a lazy git when I play and leave all the rolls (and the selection of the appropriate skill) up to the DM.

NOTE:  Word of Warning - I am a Lazy DM too -  if you leave the rolling to me -  it will be a Take Ten on the appropriate skill :)
DM
 GM, 1882 posts
Sun 26 Nov 2017
at 12:18
New Stetven
This morning I have been playing with the New Stetven page :)
http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....d:brevoy:new_stetven

Those of you with an association with the city  please check it out to make sure Ihaven't added anything that screws your back story.  If you want something included, to help flesh out your backstory, then please let me know :)
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 506 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Sun 26 Nov 2017
at 15:08
New Stetven
Looks good to me.  :o)
DM
 GM, 1883 posts
Sun 26 Nov 2017
at 15:35
New Stetven
Ach!
El
 player, 27 posts
Mon 27 Nov 2017
at 16:41
New Stetven
Happy belated turkey day :)
Zauria de lin Lebeda
 Player, 23 posts
 Squire
 Sword and Spell
Mon 27 Nov 2017
at 20:13
New Stetven
I think group 2 is ready to move forward? :)
DM
 GM, 1885 posts
Mon 27 Nov 2017
at 21:06
New Stetven
In reply to Zauria de lin Lebeda (msg # 518):

I'm going to give Marik another day :)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 165 posts
Mon 27 Nov 2017
at 22:03
Group 2
Unable to find a suitable song to match Abdul but I do have some humorous ones to share as the party moves along.

This message was last updated by the player at 22:04, Mon 27 Nov 2017.

Zauria de lin Lebeda
 Player, 24 posts
 Squire
 Sword and Spell
Tue 28 Nov 2017
at 21:59
Group 2
In reply to Cass Mordane (msg # 520):

Sounds good. :)
Adoven
 Player, 140 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Tue 28 Nov 2017
at 22:04
Group 2
Abdul?
Zauria de lin Lebeda
 Player, 25 posts
 Squire
 Sword and Spell
Tue 28 Nov 2017
at 22:16
Group 2
Yes. "Abdul Abulbul Amir”
~ Brother Florin
 NPC e, 1 post
 Acolyte at Chapel of
 Abadar in Tusk Town
Wed 29 Nov 2017
at 14:39
Group 2
Adoven, have a look at the "Group 2: Into the Kamelands" thread, message #6 and the DM's response at msg #7.  :)
Adoven
 Player, 141 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 00:10
Group 2
Hilarious
Marik
 Player, 139 posts
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 00:30
Group 2
Hey bossman, how far away was the manticore when it shot it's spikes?
Zauria de lin Lebeda
 Player, 26 posts
 Squire
 Sword and Spell
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 07:46
Group 2
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari:
OOC: So did it unleash 4 spikes and then just turn and flee? Maybe we should let it go. If it does that again someone's going to die...



Reading the GM's post a few times, I believe this creature seems to be headed straight for us. I don't think we could out run this thing. Not sure about the creature's speed, but running and all of us getting away would be a maybe at best.

I think our best chance is to force it down(by ranged), surround it and then crush it. Sadly, I think the odds are still in the favor of the beast(If it truly is, manticore).
DM
 GM, 1888 posts
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 09:46
Group 2
It is still flying towards you - I am not that nice :)  And lets say it fired its spikes where it is now on the map.  Those are 5 ft squares.
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 926 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Fri 1 Dec 2017
at 02:05
Group 2
This just got very interesting :).
Lex
 Secondary, 251 posts
Fri 1 Dec 2017
at 03:20
Group 2
Everyone from Group 1 has posted (except Zorah)...
Cass Mordane
 Player, 167 posts
Fri 1 Dec 2017
at 06:47
Group 2
In reply to Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari (msg # 529):

Yes, I think Marik may have just made the pivotal move. :)
DM
 GM, 1891 posts
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 10:03
Group 2
I have been fiddling with the influence rules - refining them and simplifying them slightly ....

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....tems:influence:start

The table shows  how Midmarch looks at the moment.

  • Cyrus and Marik have the title 'Master', Cass is 'Mayor' of Tusk Town
  • Many of the rest of you are 'Officer'
  • The two keeps provide defense points and are  3* properties

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:13, Sun 03 Dec 2017.

Lex
 Secondary, 253 posts
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 11:34
Group 2

Pipre, how explosive are your bombs? Is there anything left of the boar? If there is, Lex can skin it :)
DM
 GM, 1892 posts
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 12:07
Group 2
Much of the skin is damaged, there isn't all that much value left in that - although there is enough to make a few 'memento' items.  Lots of meat there though ...
Tansy
 Secondary, 99 posts
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 14:27
Group 2
Mmm, meat.
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 509 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 15:59
Group 2
In reply to DM (msg # 532):

Cass is Mayor of Tusk Town because he is the one with Diplomacy skill. Pipre is Councilor. Andalon is Chancellor.

Presumably Councilor and Chancellor are 'Town Officer' positions and don't rank any higher than Officer in terms of influence.
DM
 GM, 1893 posts
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 16:10
Group 2
Whoops.  Thanks

Me trying to remember too many things at once and not doing my research properly.
Pipre
 Player, 627 posts
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 6/9 Bmbs
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 16:12
Group 2
Let's be honest though, we know who is really in charge. :p
DM
 GM, 1894 posts
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 16:14
Group 2
In reply to Pipre (msg # 538):

*grins*
Cass Mordane
 Player, 168 posts
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 17:23
Group 2
No arguments here, Pipre.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 169 posts
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 21:40
Group 2
But I have thought of opening a tavern called The Governor's Mistress and starting some spicy rumors. Leave everyone wondering who REALLY does run things and have them searching for Henry's mystery woman.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:40, Sun 03 Dec 2017.

Henry LeMaistre
 NPC, 79 posts
 NPC - Charter Holder
 Noble & Merchant
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 22:16
Group 2
*Looks around nervously*
Aris'ta
 Secondary, 534 posts
 Brilliantly choreographed
 Excellently executed
Mon 4 Dec 2017
at 16:47
Group 2
Well thats a turn of events.
DM
 GM, 1895 posts
Tue 5 Dec 2017
at 10:53
Group 2
I thought you might be interested to know that Midmarch will have a population of about 2000 1600 people by the time all of the building work you started is completed.

Most of that is currently clustered around Tusk Town, but the Ringbridge population  will take off as soon as it becomes a Town rather than a Village.

To see the distribution use the Game Links menu option (above) and then select Midmarch :)

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:50, Tue 05 Dec 2017.

Valoria Lebeda-Ondari
 Secondary, 288 posts
 Wizard
 Lady
Wed 6 Dec 2017
at 06:01
Group 2
In reply to DM (msg # 544):

Looks great! Thank you for all the time and endless hours of work you put into the game. Really makes it come to life. :)

This message was last edited by the player at 06:01, Wed 06 Dec 2017.

DM
 GM, 1898 posts
Wed 6 Dec 2017
at 08:39
Group 2
Thank you :)
Jicca Mak
 Player, 219 posts
 Truth is beauty
 Shelyn is my guide
Thu 7 Dec 2017
at 03:44
Group 2
Gag, I hit a really bad patch at work, but hope to clear it up soon. Meanwhile, please bare with me. Jicca and Ron will be out of the fog soon.
DM
 GM, 1900 posts
Thu 7 Dec 2017
at 08:26
Group 2
No Problem.  RL does for us all occasionally.
Adoven
 Player, 142 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Sat 9 Dec 2017
at 09:52
Group 2
RL just broke both my arms. Will be out for most of next six weeks except small posts like this.
Pipre
 Player, 630 posts
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 6/9 Bmbs
Sat 9 Dec 2017
at 14:42
Group 2
:O How did you do that? Holy moly, that sounds awful. Hope you are comfortable and heal quickly. My goodness.
DM
 GM, 1903 posts
Sat 9 Dec 2017
at 17:39
Group 2
Ouch!  Post as short and as sweet as you need to :) - Or not at all, if you can't manage it.  We'll still be here when you get back.   And  we are coming up to a 2 week slow-down over Xmas :)
DM
 GM, 1904 posts
Sun 10 Dec 2017
at 10:10
Group 2
For you Town and City developers -  I have just added a list of upgrades that can be applied to each district and  will help you balance your economy. Note however, that they must be applied to each district individually -  which means that some parts of you town will be 'better' than other parts.  You might (at least initially) want to think about districts set aside for Posh people, Nobles and the wealthy.

You might also want to think about district walls, rather than towers to get your defences up.  Although there are good reasons to have either - or even both.

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....strongholds:district

I will add the Campaign rules home page to the Game links page (from the top menu)
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 512 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Sun 10 Dec 2017
at 13:00
Group 2
In reply to Adoven (msg # 549):

Really sorry to hear that Adoven. I hope you heal quickly and smoothly.
Aris'ta
 Secondary, 535 posts
 Brilliantly choreographed
 Excellently executed
Sun 10 Dec 2017
at 18:13
Group 2
Oi, get well soon Adoven.

Finally have the I-net back at the house, will post as soon as able.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 126 posts
Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 04:17
Group 2
Will post tomorrow as soon as I can.
DM
 GM, 1905 posts
Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 09:44
Group 2
And a bad day for me, today.  Busy half day at work and then the staff Xmas bash.  I might not be completely sober when I get home this evening ....
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 929 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 04:22
Group 2
Group 2, that was an impressive round of damage - 55 in a single round! Bringing the total up to 83 (I think). Well done!
Percy Arndell
 Player, 350 posts
 Gentleman and Poet
 "Oh. Hello."
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 13:20
Group 2
Now next round you should try not to hit Cyrus !  ;>

Or was it just a really deep pit you ah, found ?
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 930 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 13:45
Group 2
In reply to Percy Arndell (msg # 558):

I found two pits Percy! Then you found one the easy way :).

Nice job with the boar, way to do your best Cyrus impression :)
DM
 GM, 1906 posts
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 21:23
Group 2
I'll get you all posts tomorrow night when I get home.  I've had a hassle filled day after someone kicked down a door to a computer room I am responsible for -  and all  with a bit of a hang over from last night ......
Cass Mordane
 Player, 172 posts
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 22:14
Group 2
For the record, smoked boar meat is great. The new pork belly sandwich from Arby's? Not as good as I expected.
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 932 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Thu 14 Dec 2017
at 03:06
Group 2
In reply to Cass Mordane (msg # 561):

haha!
DM
 GM, 1910 posts
Mon 18 Dec 2017
at 08:47
Group 2
Guys -  As you can probably tell, I have been struggling for the last couple of weeks.  I have generally been feeling down, I have  had time off work with a  virus, and work got busy.  We have a new boss and things are getting shaken up.  Not too much of a problem, but a lot of extra work.    However, it has meant   I haven’t been able to give you the posts and attention you deserve.  And this week is going to be just as busy, if not busier..

I had already decided to have a Christmas break this year.  Last year everything slowed right down to slower than crawling pace, and it felt uncomfortable for everyone.  So I have decided to set up the break now.  Although I am not going to leave you completely  in the lurch :}

In the next day or so, I am going to move the kameland party back to Ringbridge.  Cass left something behind when you set off,  so that was always going to happen soon anyway.  That gives us two parties in Ringbridge – and most players will have a character  (PC or Entourage) in one of those parties or who could be in Town :}

I’ll open up a general ‘In Ringbridge’  thread, perhaps based in ‘The Swans’, and (Those of you who are around and want to post) you can chat, swap stories and tell tales to  keep yourselves amused.

I'll restart the Adventuring parties early in the New Year.

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:16, Mon 18 Dec 2017.

Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 520 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Mon 18 Dec 2017
at 13:12
Group 2
Fair enough. It is certainly going to be a busy time for us as well. :o)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 175 posts
Tue 19 Dec 2017
at 20:55
Group 2
Darn. The DM ninja'ed me. But I got Zauria's song in as promised and now everyone knows where eggnog comes from.  Tis the season. ;)
DM
 GM, 1915 posts
Tue 19 Dec 2017
at 20:58
Group 2
*grin*  I don't have a problem with anyone finishing banter/conversation etc in those threads.  Just I won't move them on until the new year.

But you remind me, I should get some Advocaat for Xmas -  that will bring a smile to my mum's face  :)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 176 posts
Tue 19 Dec 2017
at 21:03
Group 2
Yum.
Adoven
 Player, 146 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Tue 19 Dec 2017
at 21:21
Group 2
Gives me a chance to recover. Yesterday they removed my cast and took out 78 staples from my arm (withOUT painkillers). I'm still shaky.
DM
 GM, 1916 posts
Tue 19 Dec 2017
at 21:28
Group 2
Ouch !
Cass Mordane
 Player, 177 posts
Tue 19 Dec 2017
at 22:14
Group 2
Hope you have a speedy recovery, as painless as possible.
DM
 GM, 1919 posts
Mon 25 Dec 2017
at 09:22
Group 2
Happy Christmas :)  I hope you all got everything you wished for :)
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 526 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Mon 25 Dec 2017
at 13:21
Group 2
Merry Christmas everyone. :o)
Zauria de lin Lebeda
 Player, 33 posts
 Squire
 Sword and Spell
Tue 26 Dec 2017
at 04:54
Group 2
Merry Christmas!
Viktoria d'Lodovka
 Player, 444 posts
Tue 26 Dec 2017
at 15:24
Group 2
Merry Christmas
Adoven
 Player, 148 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Thu 28 Dec 2017
at 21:11
Group 2
I see no map for Group M. Perhaps you meant Group 3? Or is it that I cannot access Group M threads or maps?

This message was last edited by the player at 21:13, Thu 28 Dec 2017.

DM
 GM, 1920 posts
Thu 28 Dec 2017
at 21:45
Group 2
my bad.   Everyone now has access to group M  now.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 178 posts
Fri 29 Dec 2017
at 21:30
Group 2
Upon receiving a rather poignant missive from a cleric of Hanspur, Cass Mordane levied a militia in Midmarch. He then declared the River Kingdoms a den of hypocrisy and a threat to the true tenants of freedom and justice for all races and subjugated them under his sword.

His response to the letter was placed at the heart of the River Kingdoms, written in stone. Rock hard, ride free.


Or not.
DM
 GM, 1922 posts
Fri 29 Dec 2017
at 22:17
Group 2
My wife and I ran a free 'Disco' at a re-enactment event a few years ago.  We didn't really have proper music -  just a (very large) selection of CDs that we used for writing a music round for the quiz we ran.   But we did have a PA system that could be heard  right across the valley  :P

About 10  minutes in we got a request for Judas Priest ....
Cass Mordane
 Player, 179 posts
Fri 29 Dec 2017
at 22:29
Group 2
Warms the heart. :)
El
 player, 33 posts
Sun 31 Dec 2017
at 05:50
Group 2
Belated Merry Christmas to you all, I am so happy that the festivities are over for the most part as I am exhausted. I hope all had a pleasant holiday. I, for one, was thankful for the break as I would have been lacking since I had my mother up this year. Wishing you all a happy new year and looking forward to the game play that is to come!
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 534 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Wed 3 Jan 2018
at 15:42
Group 2
A quick question to the members of group 2 who are setting off into the Kamelands again. I'm not sure whether you read the Fuzzy: In Ringbridge thread as there was not any response from any of your group except one quick post from Marik.

Marik knows about the Sootscale kobolds whose lands extend several miles southeast of the Shrike River so that part is already known to your group through him.

There was some other info there (in msg #8) about a map and a potion that I want to make sure your group knows about.
DM
 GM, 1930 posts
Sat 6 Jan 2018
at 16:19
Group 2
Rook's problem with Elk will be resolved at about the same time as Zorah's player comes back into the game  :)
DM
 GM, 1932 posts
Sun 7 Jan 2018
at 12:38
Group 2
I have reworked the Comparative Titles pages ...

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....nes:ranks_and_titles

Partly because I didn't like the status that Rikka and Borric finished up with -  and partly as potential rewards for people who want to RP in the Academic or Trade  fields.

It does not affect any current PC status and works (slightly) in you favour in the long run.  The only changes have been to the status of Henry, Borric and Rikka - and they have all dropped slightly.

The overall Stolen Land influence table can be found at

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....tems:influence:start


(Although I must move it to some where more appropriate :)
DM
 GM, 1934 posts
Mon 8 Jan 2018
at 16:25
Group 2
And now I am updating my Quick Access lists  for which  PCs and NPCs are looking after the home front while you guys are away adventuring

If I have missed anyone you run, or an local NPC you wanted to  talk to on a regular basis -  please let me know. :)


Around and About
  • Borric
  • Tib


Based at Tusk Town
  • Henry
  • Brother Bart
  • Rikka
  • Lt Scrip
  • -  1x Light Foot (Guards)
  • -  1x Light Cav
  • Other
  • - (Vik) Lolli
  • - (Pipre) Serenity
  • - (Pipre) Big Job
  • - (Andalon) Brother Florin


Based at Ringbridge
  • Valoria
  • Lt Lincoln  (Minor)
  • - Light Foot
  • - Light Cav
  • Other
  • - (Cyrus) Zach
  • - (Cyrus) Gandred
  • - (Val) Wilbur
  • - (Cass) Elkin
  • - (Adoven) Robert



Based at Henryhall
  • Bai
  • Jack Black
  • - 1x Light Foot(Special)
  • - - Yolen  (Knows Pipre)  (Fey encounter) Warrior 1
  • - - George  ((Fey encounter) Warrior 1
  • - - Spike (Fey encounter)  Warrior 1



Based at Oleg’s
  • Oleg
  • Svetlana
  • Keston
  • - 1x Light Foot (guards)
  • Other
  • - Prudence
  • - David Hart
  • - Rusty (Wagon Driver) (Warrior 2 & WagonDriver+6)  (Bandit Camp)
  • - Anderson (Warrior 1) (Bandit Camp)



Based in the Northern Narlemarch
  • Rook
  • Aris’ta
  • - 1x scouts
  • - 1x Trainees
  • Maril the 1/2Elf (seconded)

Cass Mordane
 Player, 185 posts
Mon 8 Jan 2018
at 18:01
Group 2
Whatever thanks you receive for gaming and world building is not enough. Thanks again for all the hard work and the awesome campaign.
DM
 GM, 1937 posts
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 17:13
Update Time :)
OK Folks -  Time for you to check the Story Arc / Background Threads :)

For those of you who are new to the game -  I use these when I am planning / scheming / conniving etc etc  :)   IF I know that you character has specific goal -  I will ease things in that direction.  It doesn't mean the goal is a 'gimmee' but it will be attainable  :)

If you already have a goal in that thread -  you can change it or modify it.  Some of you have already achieved some of the goals you set -  so might want to update.  For some of you others, the character's aim might have changed as they have grown into the game - thats cool as well, you are allowed to change your mind.

For those of you who do not have an entry, send me one -  IF you want to.  It is not compulsory :)

It is the same with the backgrounds -  Sometimes I can build things around your background text.  It doesn't always happen, but sometimes an opportunity presents itself.

If you help be set up RP opportunities (by telling me what you want to do) it makes the game that much richer for all of us :)
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 939 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 20:37
Update Time :)
Hi Kamelands group, I'm game for hunting this bird, but I was gently reminded that our party is a mix of levels and I am going to assume that was meant as a suggestion to hold off on hunting such a massive creature...
Cass Mordane
 Player, 187 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 23:13
Update Time :)
Without the Marik and Cyrus combo move of flying like last time, I think some gooses might get cooked in combat. My suggestion is to follow our original survey course and report the sighting whenever we come across members of the Midmarch guard.

Oh, and have Zauria sing another tune.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:13, Thu 11 Jan 2018.

DM
 GM, 1938 posts
Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 08:16
Update Time :)
You are currently in Hex 5.  Big Bird was in Hex 6.

Your current plan of exploration   is  ….

5, 6, 10, 9, 8, 7

Which takes you straight into the hex where you saw Big Bird …
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 940 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 16:00
Update Time :)
Why don't we switch our path up to 5-8-9-10-6 and then deal with 7 some other trip? That still puts us dealing with the bird though...
DM
 GM, 1939 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 19:14
Update Time :)
I have been playing with the  town / city development rules again .....

...  but don't worry I haven't changed anything.  Instead I have added a section on the Hinterland (which is a word that I have only just learned the meaning of!  I thought it meant something different) that surrounds the town/city itself.  Now you are able to build villages, defensive outposts or even country estates in the hinterlands.

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....t#urban_developments

It all started off because I was playing around with ideas for ranches ....    I will get there ....  Honest :P
El
 player, 38 posts
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 15:57
Update Time :)
So, I suck. Work got busy and since we had slowed down posting for the holidays I sort of shifted priorities and never shifted them back! Forgive me, I am here and posting. I am sorry for anyone I held up.
Pipre
 Player, 638 posts
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 6/9 Bmbs
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 16:22
Update Time :)
wish I could talk to group 3 somehow, lol.
Adoven
 Player, 156 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 16:43
Re: Update Time :)
Pipre:
wish I could talk to group 3 somehow, lol.

Awwww, she's fallen for me, too. How sweet...
DM
 GM, 1950 posts
Sun 21 Jan 2018
at 12:02
Re: Update Time :)
Just as a Heads Up -  Jicca / Ron has been MIA since the end of December.  I sent an rMail  a couple of days ago, but haven't had a response yet.  Expect both characters to be fairly passive, unless the player comes back :)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 192 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Mon 22 Jan 2018
at 06:15
Re: Update Time :)
Bat bombs are cool.
DM
 GM, 1955 posts
Mon 22 Jan 2018
at 07:35
Re: Update Time :)
Cass Mordane:
Bat bombs are cool.



DO NOT give Pipre ideas.  I have trouble keeping up with her as it is  ;)

Just heard from Jicca/Ron and they should be back soon  :)
DM
 GM, 1957 posts
Tue 23 Jan 2018
at 09:38
Re: Update Time :)
Just a heads up, I am off on vacation early tomorrow morning.  I'll try to get an update into all of the threads tonight,  but no major posts from me for a week or so.
El
 player, 42 posts
Fri 26 Jan 2018
at 15:47
Re: Update Time :)
Sorry for the delay, momma received some bad news health wise and that has preoccupied my mind. Reading up now.
DM
 GM, 1961 posts
Fri 26 Jan 2018
at 18:25
Re: Update Time :)
RL always comes first.  Hope it all goes as well as it can.
El
 player, 43 posts
Tue 30 Jan 2018
at 16:36
Re: Update Time :)
Thank you. I have all my rolls made, just need to post them. Ready for some turtle soup!
DM
 GM, 1990 posts
Sat 24 Feb 2018
at 13:58
Re: Update Time :)
I haven't heard from Jicca's player for over a month, and that was in response to an PM I sent.  I have therefore changed Jicca and Ron to NPC status.  I have done the same with Zorah, as I haven't heard from her player for much longer (although they did say they would be away.  All three characters are still with their assigned to their players and can be handed back should the players come back :)

FYI -  I am going to be very busy as work over the next few months.  My employer has finally decided to roll out a huge IT upgrade to the site I am responsible for.  Having said that, it was first scheduled for 18-months ago and has been 'postponed' (for my site) at least twice possibly three times (I lost count!).  This time, I don't think it will be postponed again :)

This means I will have less time to spend on the game - and I may finish up only posting at weekends.  However, neither I (nor the game) will be going away!

It should all be back to normal by mid July (I hope).

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:58, Sat 24 Feb 2018.

Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 950 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sun 25 Feb 2018
at 19:15
Re: Update Time :)
In reply to DM (msg # 602):

Thanks for the update boss!

I completely understand and know that my own posting rate has been difficult during busier seasons at work...

We'll be here, ready to see where we can explore and expand the Stolen Land :)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 197 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Tue 27 Feb 2018
at 12:40
Re: Academic Casting Community
I would like to thank the Academy for casting Ryan Reynolds as Cass.

;)

And now for something completely different.
DM
 GM, 1994 posts
Tue 27 Feb 2018
at 14:12
Re: Academic Casting Community
Just don't expect super-fast regeneration  .....
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 953 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 00:08
Re: Academic Casting Community
In reply to DM (msg # 605):

I recall Lavinia making good use of Acid Arrow, is that Spell not in her book?
Adoven
 Player, 168 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 01:09
Re: Academic Casting Community
Adoven is also an arcane caster, but he learns much as a sorcerer would. Should he be involved in the Fuzzy Academy discussion?
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 954 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 02:04
Re: Academic Casting Community
What does it say that we can go what feels like ages between IC posts but crack open a mechanics question like what spells do we all know and people come out of the woodwork :).
DM
 GM, 1995 posts
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 08:30
Re: Academic Casting Community
Adoven -  Right at the moment it is a forum  for Spell Book people to  share spells and get to know each other.  It is a way of getting Quinn and Zauria (if she wants to join in) to meet the rest of the Spell Book community and perhaps let therm pick up an extra couple of spells along the way.

Later, perhaps, when towns are better developed - there  might be an opportunity to get together some sort of Arcane Users Guild -  but you guys can decide on that when we get there.

Cyrus -  in adventure threads, people often like to wait and let others take the initiative come up with ideas  :)  Ironically, they also appear to drain the potential for a lot of RP from situations as well.

But that happens to all of us (me included when I play) -  I'll move the 'adventure' threads on soon  :)

This message was last edited by the GM at 09:33, Wed 28 Feb 2018.

Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 955 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 11:47
Re: Academic Casting Community
In reply to DM (msg # 609):

In case it wasn’t clear that was a joke :). I know tone can fall flat on the forums.
DM
 GM, 1996 posts
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 12:21
Re: Academic Casting Community
D'Oh! I was considering giving you fighter types a thread where you could compare the length of your swords  :P
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 956 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 12:45
Re: Academic Casting Community
In reply to DM (msg # 611):

Hahaha! Well we definitely can’t spar. Someone will die.
DM
 GM, 1997 posts
Wed 28 Feb 2018
at 13:02
Re: Academic Casting Community
*grin*  That was fun (for me at least)

Next time you are back in Tusk Town talk to Rikka about sparring swords, I am sure that she can come up with something that does non-lethal damage.  Which might actually be a benefit at some point.
Percy Arndell
 Player, 372 posts
 Gentleman and Poet
 "Oh. Hello."
Sat 3 Mar 2018
at 06:52
Re: Academic Casting Community
quote:
I am sure that she can come up with something that does non-lethal damage

... a cup of ale ?  :>
Cass Mordane
 Player, 199 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Sun 4 Mar 2018
at 18:27
Re: Academic Casting Community
Percy Arndell:
... a cup of ale ?  :>


Let the sparring begin!

This message was last edited by the player at 18:27, Sun 04 Mar 2018.

El
 player, 50 posts
Mon 12 Mar 2018
at 15:59
Re: Academic Casting Community
Posting soon. I am emailing my posts to my phone since I cant get on rpol from work.
DM
 GM, 2007 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 09:51
Re: Academic Casting Community
I have spoken to Mariam today, and she has RPoL Access issues.  Therefore she will  be making short sporadic and probably very sporadic posts for the foreseeable future.

If she has not posted by the time everyone else has, I will NPC on her behalf.
DM
 GM, 2010 posts
Fri 16 Mar 2018
at 09:02
Re: Academic Casting Community
For those of you building strongholds (ie Tusk Town and Ringbridge) I have reworked the rural and Urban Hinterland rules.

The Rural Development rules have been streamlined and I have added some Advanced Developments, that aren't lost when a Village is converted to a Town/City.  These allow the development of Country Estates, Mines, Ranches, Vineyards and Secondary Military sites and villages.

The same developments are available in a Town or City's Hinterland Area.

Because of the way they are written, they only apply (at the moment) in the  Tusk Town, Ringbridge and Outpost hexes.

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....terland_developments

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....s:rural_developments
Cass Mordane
 Player, 202 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Sat 17 Mar 2018
at 21:39
Re: Academic Casting Community
Now you will have me peeking at the rules again. But I am thinking of a country estate outside of the Tusk Town area.
El
 player, 53 posts
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 17:46
Re: Academic Casting Community
I missed it, but happy belated naughty leprechaun day!
Cass Mordane
 Player, 204 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Wed 28 Mar 2018
at 03:03
Re: Academic Casting Community
Sorry for the delay. Been a little sick and time got away from me.
DM
 GM, 2020 posts
Wed 28 Mar 2018
at 08:15
Re: Academic Casting Community
RL always comes first :)  Hope you are feeling better now.
DM
 GM, 2021 posts
Sat 31 Mar 2018
at 13:23
Re: Academic Casting Community
All of my plans for this long weekend have been disrupted because of rain soaked camping fields.  Instead, I have been working out relative Influence across the game world.  I think I have covered all the nobles that you  might have had any dealings with ...


If you want to see where your character fits, you can find your current influence level on this page ,...
http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....midmarchpeople:start

   House Influence Base 
 1 Surtova 425 Brevoy 
 2 Lebeda 200 Brevoy 
 3 Medveyd 190 Brevoy 
 4 Lodkova 175 Brevoy 
 5 Orlovsky 165 Brevoy 
 6 Garess 160 Brevoy 
 7 Lord Mayor of Restov 95 Restov 
 8 The Rostland Aldori 80 Restov 
 9 Khavortorov 60 New Stetven / Rural 
 10 Rogarvia-Green 60 Rural 
 11 Baron Drelev 52 Fort Drelev 
 12 Cartan 50 New Stetven 
 13 Ventus 40 New Stetven 
 14 leMaistre 33 Midmarch / New Steven 
 15 Lettson of Restov 28 Restov 
 16 Sir Ferdinanad Ledkno 26 Restov 
 17 Clan Golka 25 Brevoy 
 18 Ragoon 25 New Stetven 
 19 Varn of Vin 25 Rural 
 20 Maegar Varn 24 Varnhold 
 21 Goffin of Restov 21 Restov 
 22 Mayor of Brunderton 20 Brunderton 
 23 Lebeda-Ondari 18 Midmarch 
 24 Alston of Restov 18 Restov 
 25 Rowle of Smallhurst 16 Rural 
 26 The Cullertons 15 New Stetven 
 27 Lord Lebeda-Berain 15 Restov 
 28 Lord Flame 13 New Stetven 
 29 Lord Numesti 13 Fort Drelev 
         
 30 Telgar Gurov 19 South Stetven Farmers 
 31 Lady Gray 11 New Stetven 

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:05, Sat 31 Mar 2018.

Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 962 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sat 31 Mar 2018
at 21:27
Re: Academic Casting Community
In reply to DM (msg # 623):

Sad about the camping, happy about the influence!

Now, if only we could influence you to advance our combats ;)
DM
 GM, 2022 posts
Sun 1 Apr 2018
at 05:57
Re: Academic Casting Community
My Bad.  I had got it into my head they weren't ready for update yet.

That happens sometimes.


And I  must remember that it is my own fault that I am forced to research these posts with the April Fool's colour scheme.  It has nothing to do with Dolores Umbridge or anyone else ....

This message was last edited by the GM at 06:04, Sun 01 Apr 2018.

Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 963 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sun 1 Apr 2018
at 11:28
Re: Academic Casting Community
In reply to DM (msg # 625):

Haha! No problem. Any chance that Marik alerted us to the fact that something fishy was going on? Cyrus may disengage and come check it out.
Marik
 Player, 154 posts
Sun 1 Apr 2018
at 16:02
Re: Academic Casting Community
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari:
In reply to DM (msg # 625):

Haha! No problem. Any chance that Marik alerted us to the fact that something fishy was going on? Cyrus may disengage and come check it out.


Oops, that was my intention. I was posting from my phone and got caught up in getting all of the combat-y stuff in there.
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 964 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sun 1 Apr 2018
at 16:05
Re: Academic Casting Community
No worries, I just didn't want to assume you had if you'd been trying to be stealthy.

Now the question is, would Cyrus leave before or after he takes a swing at one of the skeletons, definitely after :).
DM
 GM, 2028 posts
Mon 2 Apr 2018
at 10:53
Re: Academic Casting Community
And now the descriptions of the various nobles have been updates as well

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....revoyinfluence:start
El
 player, 56 posts
Mon 2 Apr 2018
at 15:35
Re: Academic Casting Community
Forgive the delay, my youngest girl spent a couple of days in a children's hospital scaring her mother. She's fine now, but needless to say my mind was otherwise occupied. Posted up.
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 966 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Mon 2 Apr 2018
at 15:49
Re: Academic Casting Community
Glad she's fine now. I'm so sorry for all of the fear and worry that must have been :(.
DM
 GM, 2030 posts
Mon 2 Apr 2018
at 16:38
Re: Academic Casting Community
Glad all is well  :)
El
 player, 58 posts
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 15:38
Re: Academic Casting Community
She periodically enjoys doing this to me, but it keeps me on her toes. This time they had some suspicions that it could be Leukemia, and as you can imagine, I was in full-blown panic mode, but it luckily turned out to be something less severe. Still, the first few days afterwards, every off thing had me checking on her. It's much better to be back at home and creeped out by spooky scarecrow anyday.
DM
 GM, 2033 posts
Wed 4 Apr 2018
at 08:40
New recruits
As you all know, I like to run groups with about six characters in - partly because it allows the groups to continue when one or two players have a RL bad time and can't get in  much, and partly to allow for players who drop out for one reason or another.  *shrug* That is just how RPoL works, especially in long running games - and I have another few years worth of material to get through yet :)

We are down to four in one group and five in the other two -  so I am going to advertise for new players soon.

I think I have probably "advertised out" all of the games I am in.  However, if any of you have friends or colleagues who you think would fit into the game, and might be interested in taking on another game -   please let them know.

However, it is probably best to advise them first that it is a 'traditional' game - in the sense that it is all mainstream races and classes.  They will be disappointed if they come along and want to run a Kitsune Summoner   :)
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 575 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Wed 4 Apr 2018
at 13:28
New recruits
Personally, I have never understood why anyone would want to summon a kitsune.  ;o)
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 967 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Wed 4 Apr 2018
at 13:39
New recruits
In reply to Andalon de Lebeda (msg # 635):

They are so tricksy...

I will put the word out that you are looking for new players.
Percy Arndell
 Player, 380 posts
 Gentleman and Poet
 "Oh. Hello."
Wed 4 Apr 2018
at 14:06
Re: New recruits
Andalon de Lebeda:
Personally, I have never understood why anyone would want to summon a kitsune.  ;o)

Target practice ?   :P
DM
 GM, 2034 posts
Thu 5 Apr 2018
at 06:15
Re: New recruits
Well that went a bit better than I had expected.  Five applicants for the four slots I advertised - with a couple of really good backgrounds and no one trying to summon a Kitsune!

I have now closed the recruiting process.
DM
 GM, 2035 posts
Thu 5 Apr 2018
at 10:10
Re: New recruits
Welcome to Fiddler and Safiya who will be joining us shortly .

Well, they will be joining us, assuming  they can escort one of Henry's trade caravans safely from Restov to Tusk Town :)
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 968 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Thu 5 Apr 2018
at 10:37
Re: New recruits
In reply to DM (msg # 639):

Welcome!
Safiya Vallani
 player, 1 post
Thu 5 Apr 2018
at 12:04
Re: New recruits
Greetings to everyone and thanks for the welcome. I'll be joining the game as soon as I finish character details.
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 576 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Thu 5 Apr 2018
at 13:47
Re: New recruits
It's good to have you all on board. I look forward to meeting you in the game sometime in the future. :o)
El
 player, 59 posts
Thu 5 Apr 2018
at 15:27
Re: New recruits
Welcome
DM
 GM, 2037 posts
Thu 5 Apr 2018
at 19:18
Re: New recruits
In reply to El (msg # 643):

Quentin and Illian have joined us as well.  Welcome :)
Illian Togar
 player, 1 post
Thu 5 Apr 2018
at 23:00
Re: New recruits
Thanks:)
Fiddler Ashfoot
 player, 1 post
Fri 6 Apr 2018
at 08:48
Re: New recruits
Hello everyone,

I’m excited to get started. I’ve finished my character description and found a piece of art that fits well.
DM
 GM, 2038 posts
Fri 6 Apr 2018
at 09:02
Re: New recruits
You can pop into the drovers as soon as you are ready :)


I'll open things up a bit more so that you can all watch each other  (if you want to)  :P
Pipre
 Player, 663 posts
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 4/9 Bmbs
Sat 7 Apr 2018
at 13:52
Re: New recruits
calling it now, beatrix is a serial killer
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 578 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Sat 7 Apr 2018
at 15:24
Re: New recruits
Pharasma, "The Lady of Graves", the goddess who shepherds recently-departed souls to their final reward.

Being a serial killer would certainly be an efficient way for a cleric of Pharasma to drum up business!  ;o)
Laksha Ventus
 player, 1 post
Sun 8 Apr 2018
at 00:24
Re: New recruits
Hello, all! New mystical wolf lady here. I heard there might be a serial killer for me to eat? Err... I mean, bite?
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 969 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sun 8 Apr 2018
at 11:03
Re: New recruits
Laksha Ventus:
Hello, all! New mystical wolf lady here. I heard there might be a serial killer for me to eat? Err... I mean, bite?


Hmm, what class makes lycanthropy possible?
DM
 GM, 2042 posts
Sun 8 Apr 2018
at 11:10
Re: New recruits
Now now .....  Wait and see what she means  :P
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 970 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sun 8 Apr 2018
at 11:24
Re: New recruits
Oh, no accusations meant by that, should have included a ";)" I am curious to see what she means :).
DM
 GM, 2044 posts
Sun 8 Apr 2018
at 11:33
Re: New recruits
In reply to Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari (msg # 653):

I wasn't trying to suggest that you were casting aspersions on either  Laska or me ;]   But I like surprises  :)
Pipre
 Player, 664 posts
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 4/9 Bmbs
Sun 8 Apr 2018
at 14:13
Re: New recruits
I mean, druid?
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 971 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Sun 8 Apr 2018
at 15:38
Re: New recruits
In reply to Pipre (msg # 655):

Wildshape is a level 4 power... and that seemed to easy, plus she said eat them... sounds very peculiar :)
DM
 GM, 2047 posts
Sun 8 Apr 2018
at 20:31
Re: New recruits
A few thoughts .....

1)  I think I am up-to-date with all the threads, private messages, private lines etc etc.  If you think I owe you a post or a response -  remind me  :)

2) I am going away for a long weekend -  and won't be able to post maps or big updates from Friday AM - through to Monday (or possibly) Tuesday evening.  If your threads are DM postable by Wed/Thurs evening -  I will try to update them.  I will still be online and able to make 'conversational' posts.

3) I would like to draw your attention to this thread: link to a message in this game - it contains all the personal goals and story arcs that people want to pursue during the game.  While I don't look there regularly - I do check it every-so-often.  And then someone's personal story might take a step onwards  :)  Those players who have been around for a while out to check their entry.  Newer players might like to send me something to put in there :) But check out point 4 first :)

4) The newer players might not realise that my house version of the kingmaker rules are very flexible and are based on the individual goals, rather than the party just building one great kingdom.  You can find the rules here  http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....mpaign_systems:start - However, they are long and complicated and I don't really expect you to read them all. Suffice to say, under these rules you can build a stronghold and claim a noble titles (Cyrus & Valoria) Set up as a Merchant House (Vik & Andalon)  Build a ranch (Zorah will) become a business magnate  (Cass is a good example), build a religious Order (Andalon) or a Monstary (Mariam & Borric), set up a chain of hotels, build a university -  all sorts of things.  Ask, and I can guide you through the rules  :)
Laksha Ventus
 player, 2 posts
Mon 9 Apr 2018
at 01:52
Re: New recruits
I may have been joking about eating people. :)

Thanks, DM!
Marik
 Player, 156 posts
Mon 9 Apr 2018
at 11:47
Re: New recruits
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari:
In reply to Pipre (msg # 655):

Wildshape is a level 4 power... and that seemed to easy, plus she said eat them... sounds very peculiar :)


I would guess either hunter or shifter.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 205 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Mon 9 Apr 2018
at 21:54
Re: New recruits
Sorry major pain and fatigue has me so it is hard to think straight. Will try to catch up soon.
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 973 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Mon 9 Apr 2018
at 22:03
Re: New recruits
Sorry to hear that Cass. I hope the pain and fatigue goes away.
DM
 GM, 2049 posts
Tue 10 Apr 2018
at 07:41
Re: New recruits
Ouch.  I'll continue to NPC him as required  :)

Hope you are feeling better soon.
DM
 GM, 2050 posts
Tue 10 Apr 2018
at 18:11
Re: New recruits
Yay!  Group 4 is all here, so lets get this show on the road ....
Aris'ta
 Secondary, 536 posts
 Brilliantly choreographed
 Excellently executed
Tue 10 Apr 2018
at 21:21
Re: New recruits
Hooray!
Valoria Lebeda-Ondari
 Secondary, 291 posts
 Wizard
 Lady
Wed 11 Apr 2018
at 08:01
Re: New recruits
In reply to DM (msg # 663):

Understood. :)
Percy Arndell
 Player, 383 posts
 Gentleman and Poet
 "Oh. Hello."
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 14:04
Re: New recruits
Going to be away from the computer for the next couple of weeks, so Group 1 will have to get by without Percy's wit and wisdom.  :P

With the foe vanquished (no, I don't believe that for a second), my timing is, of course, and as ever, impeccable !
Pipre
 Player, 668 posts
 AC 18; HP 32/32; 4/9 Bmbs
Mon 16 Apr 2018
at 03:45
Re: New recruits
Alchemist confirmed as a base class in pathfinder 2nd edition core rulebook. :p

This message was last edited by the player at 03:46, Mon 16 Apr 2018.

Fiddler Ashfoot
 player, 11 posts
Wed 18 Apr 2018
at 14:08
Re: New recruits
Is it possible to roll a knowledge check to try and identify the creature we saw?
DM
 GM, 2058 posts
Wed 18 Apr 2018
at 14:54
Re: New recruits
Too far away  ATM - I am sure investigation of the scene will yield some information  :)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 207 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Thu 19 Apr 2018
at 00:53
Re: New recruits
The curse has lifted and my health has returned! (kinda)

Sorry for the absence, gang. It has been awhile since my condition has been that bad. Hopefully it has moved back into a much more manageable cycle and not cause any further delays. Thanks for being patient.
DM
 GM, 2059 posts
Thu 19 Apr 2018
at 06:19
Re: New recruits
Glad to hear you are feeling better and good to see you back again :)
El
 player, 62 posts
Mon 23 Apr 2018
at 18:54
Re: New recruits
So glad to see you are feeling better. May the worst of it be over.
DM
 GM, 2065 posts
Thu 26 Apr 2018
at 14:57
Re: New recruits
Guys -  work this week is very intense.  I probably won't be able to get any proper posts in until the weekend, most likely on Sunday. :(
DM
 GM, 2069 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 19:29
Re: New recruits
Group 3 -  I have been VERY nice to you tonight.
DM
 GM, 2071 posts
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 05:36
Re: New recruits
Over the last few weeks I have been thinking about the squire feat and NPC classes - and worked out a few new NPC archetypes.  You might want to check out ..

The Squire Feat Page - http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....athfinder:fst:squire
Warrior Archetypes - http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....npc_classes:warriors
Adept Archetypes  - http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....r:npc_classes:adepts (I have added a new Military Chaplain)

If it appears strange that I can work on stuff like that, but don't update your posts a quickly as you like -  there are reasons  :)

Most of the thinking for things like these archetypes gets done in the car on the way into (and back from) work -  then I only have to write them up and tweak them slightly.  Even the book work is fairly easy and mundane, little more that  reading class descriptions and doing basic comparisons.  I can do that half asleep.  And I do it all of the time .....  (Pity my poor wife - "Turn that music down, I am trying to think about ...."  )

Writing DM posts, on the other hand, means that I have to be at my home computer - and reasonably alert.    I can't do maps away from home, and  when I write a post I summarise each of your actions, decided  how to act for NPCed characters, Decide how to act for NPCs and Monsters - then map it all ....  You want me to be 'with it' as I do that, so I don't kill characters by mistake ....

Up until mid July, I have a busy time at work.  Like always, it isn't busy all the time -  but then I get weeks with a deadline looming and find that someone else hasn't done what they are supposed to, or (like I discovered last week) that someone has done something that makes the whole task much more difficult.  In weeks like that I use all my energy and creativity at work -  so I wait  until I can give you all some proper attention.

This message was last edited by the GM at 08:33, Mon 18 June 2018.

Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 977 posts
 Human Fighter
 Sword and Shield
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 12:23
Re: New recruits
Thanks for doing all that you do for this game! Work and life get busy, that's just part of the deal :).
Zauria de lin Lebeda
 Player, 51 posts
 Squire
 Sword and Spell
Tue 1 May 2018
at 06:43
Re: New recruits
Will post soonish, RL has been heavy as of late...
DM
 GM, 2077 posts
Fri 4 May 2018
at 09:25
Re: New recruits
Just to complicate matters, it is a holiday weekend here in the UK (celebrating May Day) and I am off camping in the depths of the New Forest - which really isn't all that deep or wild at all, but is the best we have close to home).

I will be online, occasionally, on a tablet -  so limited posting.  Should be back Monday night.
~ Jensen
 NPC p, 4 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 22:33
Out of the frying pan and into the forest
Have fun wilding the forest.
El
 player, 65 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 15:39
Out of the frying pan and into the forest
*hums* Let's go fly a kite...
Adoven
 Player, 182 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Wed 9 May 2018
at 20:06
Out of the frying pan and into the forest
Is the green area difficult terrain?
DM
 GM, 2079 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 20:44
Out of the frying pan and into the forest
No
DM
 GM, 2091 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 12:17
Another Apology
Folks, there are more errors and omissions creeping into my posts than normal -  I am sorry :(  My excuse is that my work life (in particular) is hectic right now.

For example, I am posting this from work  Sunday lunchtime -  I have been here all morning and expect to be here for another 2-3 hours.   I don't normally work weekends!  Weekdays (currently) I am normally in the office working for 10 or more hours - and I am knackered when I get home after having all the creativity sucked out of me during the day.

I am an IT Manager, and my organisation has decided to change just about every part of our site's IT at the same time .....  Worse still, they are using contractors and have outsourced management, to a series of contrast agencies with little tech experience.  I guess that is what you get when the organisation lays off all of its skilled staff in favour of general and business managers.

This will last until mid-July when everything should get back to normal.  :)

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:51, Sun 20 May 2018.

Adoven
 Player, 186 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Sun 20 May 2018
at 12:46
Another Apology
Gah, I feel ya......
Percy Arndell
 Player, 393 posts
 Gentleman and Poet
 "Oh. Hello."
Sun 20 May 2018
at 13:06
Another Apology
I certainly wish I could use that as an excuse in my own games !   I mean it's not as if I've even spotted a mistake !  <grins>

Mid-July ... is probably when they get you to fix everything that they just broke ! ;P
DM
 GM, 2092 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 13:13
Another Apology
*grin*  What keeps me so busy is trying to stop them breaking too much :)
DM
 GM, 2093 posts
Wed 23 May 2018
at 07:13
Updates and thoughts
The first day off of work for a while - and I have some good quality time to do some catching up.   I expect to get to each of the threads at some point today and get an update in.   However, it might be the last one for a few days -  it is another holiday weekend here in the UK, and I am one of the lucky few that gets an extension on that holiday to celebrate the Queen's Birthday  (seriously!)  I intend to do that by re-enacting an English Civil War battle over the weekend -  back home sometime Tuesday.  I need fresh air, time, beer and exercise to get me ready for the next few high pressure weeks at work.

The following thoughts are meant to be constructive and are not having a dig at anyone :)

Posting Rates.
I know I didn't set any minimum or maximum posting rated in the game description (perhaps I ought to) but I would like all of you to aim for making one post a week  (Dispensations while you are oh vacation, sick leave etc).  This lets me see that you are still alive, posting and interested in the game.

If your party  is at a stage where you aren't sure do, just post  something like  "Jim-Bob looked around and scratched his bum."  That is fine, we all do it - me included in games where I am a player.  I would rather have one-liners than nothing.  Other times, you can post me a small essay to make up :P  It actually does two things.  It stops players who are posting from feeling they have been abandoned, and it lets the DM know that you are here, but don't have any ideas.  Then the DM knows to move things along, rather than waiting for you to post something profound later.

Posting Types

If you are working on a profound post but don't have time to write it immediately -  let us know.  "I think we might be able to get into the tower two or three ways ...  let me think about it for a moment ...".  Then we know to give you a bit of space to come up with a post.

Directed posts are great!  Any post that encourages interaction with other party members or NPCs are brilliant.  Character interaction is the lifeblood of a Party Based RPG - especially on RPoL and similar sites.  Don't be afraid to ask each other questions or speak directly to each other - and not just about adventure 'relevant' stuff.  "Berta, have you got a whet stone? I've nicked my blade?"  or a stupid townie question for a ranger   "Gedd?  Is that a pine tree?  My auntie said their leaves are as sharp as needles!" or    "Wyn, Will you scratch my back?  Right between the shoulder blades ..."


Group 4

I am beginning to think that we have lost Illian and Laksha - I'll pop them both an R-Mail -  I'll send you an NPC or two to round out the numbers -  but you all need to be in for the combat when we get there!
Cass Mordane
 Player, 211 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Thu 24 May 2018
at 18:54
Updates and thoughts
Amazing description of the ornate doorway for A Symphony of Swans for group 4. That Elkin is doing a heck of a job (as is our DM).


Stick around, things are getting legendary around here. :)
DM
 GM, 2101 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 20:28
Updates and thoughts
Glad you liked it.

The truly legendary stuff won't happen for a few levels yet  :P
DM
 GM, 2115 posts
Sat 9 Jun 2018
at 08:00
Updates and thoughts
Aah.  It is Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun is out, school is out and so are most RPoL-ers.

It looks like all the playing groups have lost players and people.  Some have been away for long enough that I am note sure they are coming back.  So those of you that are here, need to make the decisions and help me move stuff along.  Remember that you can run away (if you think that is appropriate) and come back later when you are better prepared (although the baddies WILL be expecting you).


Games always lose players - life happens, people move on and find other things that interest them.  That is normal.
In my experience the worst times are always Summer and Xmas/New year.  So, unfortunately, out current predicament is normal to  :(

However, we will regroup, and continue - Which is one of the reasons why we have so many new players sorting out a small issue in Ringbridge. :)
El
 player, 69 posts
Mon 11 Jun 2018
at 14:35
Updates and thoughts
So happy end-of-the year activities are over...
Cass Mordane
 Player, 214 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Mon 11 Jun 2018
at 16:20
Updates and thoughts
Glad to continue on or move the game play in another direction for a bit if needed. There is always something to be up to, and we can consolidate groups if needed.
DM
 GM, 2121 posts
Mon 11 Jun 2018
at 16:23
Updates and thoughts
Yep.  All of the  groups are close to a point where they can head back to 'civilisation' and we can rework things.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 215 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Mon 11 Jun 2018
at 16:27
Updates and thoughts
Not sure how long the player of Cyrus might be away. I thought we might make his character's "weakness" at the hands of the Wight as an excuse to return him to Ringbridge to be thoroughly examined by a healer. Can always consolidate there or move to Tusk afterward if needed.
DM
 GM, 2122 posts
Mon 11 Jun 2018
at 16:44
Updates and thoughts
You need to cross the river at Ringbridge, but eventually we will all regroup at Tusk and take it from there  :)
Kendric Winters
 player, 7 posts
Sun 17 Jun 2018
at 16:16
Updates and thoughts
Opps. Sorry I thought I had posted that I have a busy week (last week). I'm back now and catching up.
DM
 GM, 2134 posts
Sun 17 Jun 2018
at 18:05
Updates and thoughts
No problem
DM
 GM, 2135 posts
Sun 17 Jun 2018
at 19:51
Updates and thoughts
After the 'tidy up', I expect to be left with the following PCs and main NPCs.  If I have missed anyone, please let me know


Group Character NameType Role Notes
House leMaistreHenry leMaistreNPC Governor of MidmarchGovernor of Midmarch & Lord of Henryhall 
 Bai KaoNPC Lady of Henryhall Wife/Partner of Henry
 Brother BartEntourage (Henry)Personal Clerk / House priestAdept of Pharasma
 Jack BlackEntourage (Bai)Steward at HenryhallEx-Bandit
 Tib the VarisianEntourage (Henry)Bailiff at HenryhallLongterm Employee (Caravan Guard)
 Beatrix deleMaistreEntourage (Henry)Priestess of Pharasma (Tusk)Cousin to Henry
 RikkaCohort (Henry)Weaponsmith & Treasurer of MidmarchLongterm Employee (Caravan Guard)
     
House Lebeda-OndariCyrusNPC Lord of Ringbridge Husband to Valoria
 ValoriaNPC Lady of Ringbridge Wife to Cyrus
 ZauriaNPCGuard Officer at RingbridgeSister of Valoria
 ZachEntourage (Cyrus)Stable master at RingbridgeEx-Bandit.
 GandredEntourage (Cyrus)Runs Forge-Shrine of Torag (Ringbridge)Dwarf
 WilburEntourage (Valoria)Steward at RingbridgeCousin to Valoria and Zauria
     
V&A ShippingAdovenPC AdventurerEntrepeneur, Sailor  & Merchantco-Leader of V&A Shipping
 Vik d'LodkovaNPCEntrepeneur, Sailor  & Merchantco-Leader of V&A Shipping
 RobertEntourage (Adoven)Overseeing Jetty at RingbridgeDuellist
 LolliEntourage (Vik)Overseeing Jetty at Tusktownex-Bandit.  Longest Serving Entourage
     
Church of IomedaeMariam doZimmer-WolfeaterPC AdventurerCo-Leader of the Monastery at TuskHalf-orc Paladin of Iomedae
 Borric d'CordainNPCCo-Leader of the Monastery at Tusk & Magistrate of MidmarchPaladin of Iomedae
     
Church of AbadarAndalon de LebedaPC AdventurerPriest of Abadar and  Chancellor of TuskCleric of Abadar
 Brother FlorinEntourage (Andalon)Oversees Chapel in Tusk TownAdept of Abadar
     
 Cass MordanePC AdventurerEntrepeneur, Tavern Owner & Mayor of TuskWell turned-out socialiser.
 ElkinEntourage (Cass)Runs Tavern (Symphony of Swans) in RingbridgeHalfling
 JensonSquire (Cass)Traveling assistantPaladin of Erastil
     
 MarikPC AdventurerEntrepreneur & Mine OwnerCrackling with energy.
 AlannaEntourage (Marik)Building Trade setup at SootsclaeHalf-Elf
 PekWikEntourage (Marik)Trade Liaion at  SootsclaeKobold
     
 PiprePC AdventurerEntrepreneur & Brothel OwnerSocial, explosive & wears revealing clothing
 SerenityEntouage (Pipre)Brothel managerQuiet and Mysterious
 Big JobEntourage (Pipre)Brothel SecurityHalf Orc
     
 Percy Arndell PC Adventurer Gentleman Poet
     
  El'indre M'TaroPC Adventurer Wife to Quinn
 Quinn M'TaroPC Adventurer Husband to El'indre
 Fiddler AshfootPC Adventurer  
 Kendric WintersPC Adventurer  
 Quentin RagoonPC Adventurer  
 Safiya VallaniPC Adventurer  
     
 Rook SandersonNPCGuardian of ElkwallCleric of Erastil
 Aris'taNPCCommander, Hunter's Rest.Elf
 LexNPCMaster Leather worker  in TuskEx Bandit.
 Ron SwansovNPCMaster Wood Worker in TuskAdept of Torag
 TansyNPCInn Keeper (Tansy's Bar) in Tusk 
 ZorahNPCHorse Rancher at Outpost.Druid
 OlegNPCOwner of OlegsTrader

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:15, Sat 23 June 2018.

El
 player, 72 posts
Mon 18 Jun 2018
at 15:07
Updates and thoughts
Looks good to me...

My children have spilled something on this keyboard and the shift and enter keys are quite annoying -.- so pardon me if I've missed any spaces or odd errors in my posting while I figure out how to unstick the stuck. ;)

Also, Ari is a commander now? How Posh!
DM
 GM, 2136 posts
Mon 18 Jun 2018
at 16:39
Re: Updates and thoughts
El:
Also, Ari is a commander now? How Posh!


The girl did good!
El
 player, 73 posts
Tue 19 Jun 2018
at 15:06
Re: Updates and thoughts
IT's so nice to see her coming out of her shell. She's near and dear to me ;) Ah, summer, why must you be so damned hot -.-
Marik
 Player, 165 posts
Wed 20 Jun 2018
at 03:43
Re: Updates and thoughts
Looks good, and reminds me that I need a name for my entrepreneurial endeavors.
DM
 GM, 2144 posts
Sat 23 Jun 2018
at 12:45
Re: Updates and thoughts
OK - it is time to get everyone together, level up and reorganise  :)
DM
 GM, 2145 posts
Sat 23 Jun 2018
at 13:17
Re: Updates and thoughts
When everyone is back to Tusk Town -  I will count it as a turn in the Campaign Section of the game.  Businesses and strong hold will get their next income and active players will get another BP - as you are assigned to manage some of the new settlers who are arriving.

I have modified the Entourage rules slightly  http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....gn_systems:entourage

In short you may still only have half+(Charisma Modifiers) Entourage-Assistants, and you can only recruit 1 Entourage assistant per level -  BUT they may now (potentially) advance every level - although they can never be more than half your level (or exceed L5).   It just means they can progress a bit faster, but limits their level progress to something that fits with the rest of the game world.

For you newer players -  Quinn, El, Safiya, Fiddler, Kendic at Quentin .....

There is a 'Campaign' aspect to this game.  You character is able to build a stronghold, develop a business or any other sort of organisation -  which represents your influence in the new nation that you are building. The rules are  at http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....mpaign_systems:start ...   BUT ...

That rule set is massive (I like writing rules) and it really isn't structured all that well (I write them for me) so I really don't expect you to read all of it  :)  I'll try and give you a flavour of what the rules can do, and then if you want to play, I'll help you through the set up.


  • Cyrus and Valoria got married, pooled their resources and started building the town of Ringbridge.  Their aim, by the end of the game, is to be a wealthy land owning noble family - and they have made a good start :)
  • Andalon has founded the The Tusk branch of the Church of Abadar - and is actively encoraging and supporting traded and business in the region (as per church doctrine)
  • Borric and Mariam (two Paladins of Iomedae) have started to build a Monastery in Tusk Town with the aim of increasing Iomedae's influence in the region.  It is intended to have a Library and a Sword school attached.
  • Adoven and Vik worked together to start a merchant business - it has jetties and boats running between Tusk and Ringbridge.
  • Marik has negotiated deals with a Kobold tribe and Lord Henry (Governor of Midmarch) he  controls the flow of Ore from The tribe into the wider world - and may establish himself as a Mining Magnate.
  • Other characters have businesses they are developing.  Cass has a tavern in Ringbridge, Tansy has a tavern in Tusk, Pipre runs the brothel in Tusk.  Lex is a leatherworker, Ron is a carpenter, Gandred is a smith in Ringbridge and Rikka is a Weaponsmith in Tusk.

    Other havce chosen not to become involved in that part of the game -  and that is OK too  :)

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:01, Sat 23 June 2018.

Adoven
 Player, 197 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Sat 23 Jun 2018
at 13:48
Re: Updates and thoughts
Adoven also plans to start a Sword school in Tusk, once he and his entourage/assistant have reached high enough level.
DM
 GM, 2146 posts
Sun 24 Jun 2018
at 05:24
Re: Updates and thoughts
You might have noticed that I have started recruiting again - I really want to keep three groups running  :)

One of the applicants has asked if you have any preference for  characters / Classes you would like to see join.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 155 posts
Sun 24 Jun 2018
at 14:16
Re: Updates and thoughts
So, I'm going to be away for a couple of days. On vacation and the place I'm staying at doesn't have wifi. Will try to post if I have a chance.
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 603 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Sun 24 Jun 2018
at 14:35
Re: Updates and thoughts
If we are staying with three groups, do we have the right number of clerics and front line fighters? With the mix of levels in each group it is a bit hard to work out the strengths and weaknesses of each group and what new characters/classes would be most helpful.
Marik
 Player, 166 posts
Sun 24 Jun 2018
at 15:48
Re: Updates and thoughts
I would definitely say some healing types (cleric, druid, oracle, even warpriest) would be helpful.
DM
 GM, 2147 posts
Sun 24 Jun 2018
at 16:03
Re: Updates and thoughts
Characters adventuring after levelling up will be   ...

Character NameRaceGenderClassLevel
Andalon de LebedaHumanMCleric of Abadar5
PipreHumanFAlchemist5
EthankosHumanMCleric of Pharasma5
AdovenHumanMRogue/Bard4
Cass Mordane1/2 ElfMBard4
El'indre M'TaroHumanFFighter4
Mariam doZimmer-Wolfeater1/2 OrcFPaladin of Iomedae4
MarikHumanMSorcerer4
Quinn M'TaroHumanMWizard4
Fiddler AshfootHalflingMCleric of Erastil3
Quentin RagoonHumanMFighter3
Safiya Vallani1/2 ElfFMagus3

Cass Mordane
 Player, 219 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Sun 24 Jun 2018
at 18:47
Re: Updates and thoughts
I wondered if you might be recruiting, but thought it might be a bit to juggle. As always, you have matters well in hand.

I agree with Marik that whichever class they pick would help immensely to have a healing element. But wouldn't want to stifle creativity if anyone has an idea that doesn't lean that way.

So if you could just award Cass a shop that specializes in wands of healing, that would be great.
DM
 GM, 2149 posts
Sun 24 Jun 2018
at 19:15
Re: Updates and thoughts
*grin*  There are now three clerics (one for each party) supported by Bards and a Paladin .....  Plenty of healing.  And I gave your group two cool wands already ...  :P
Cass Mordane
 Player, 221 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Sun 24 Jun 2018
at 19:30
Re: Updates and thoughts
Always look to the future. *winks*

ETA: Oh, and thanks. :)

This message was last edited by the player at 19:31, Sun 24 June 2018.

Gehron
 player, 1 post
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 09:36
Re: Updates and thoughts
Hi all,

Gehron here, acting as some much needed muscle in the shape of an Invulnerable Rager Barbarian.

But whilst I'm a barbarian I'm not a savage. More akin to a farm hand who lost his family and points his anger towards the enemy. I also won't be using a sword or axe, and instead reaping the enemy as if they were wheat with my scythe.

Still need to pick an avatar and build my sheet, but wanted to say hi as I get sorted.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:38, Mon 25 June 2018.

DM
 GM, 2151 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 09:59
Re: Updates and thoughts
Hi Gerhon -   Welcome to the game  :)

All of you new guys are welcome to pop in and say hello, when you are ready :)
El
 player, 74 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 15:30
Re: Updates and thoughts
Someone to arm wrestle? Most excellent. Welcome to the game all you newcomers!
Aris'ta
 NPC p, 537 posts
 Brilliantly choreographed
 Excellently executed
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 15:36
Re: Updates and thoughts
Farm hand? *grins*
_Rikka of Rostland
 NPC x, 66 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 15:38
Re: Updates and thoughts
And just what is wrong with starting life as a farm hand?

*Fingers fancy belt that turns into a sword at the flick of a wrist*
DM
 GM, 2152 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 15:44
Re: Updates and thoughts
It looks like we will be adding a ...

Barbarian, Inquisitor (Pharasma), Wizard, Druid & Monk - with  another couple of possibles in the pipeline.

Which gives us a bit more muscle and a bit more healing - as you requested.  And another Wizard for me to torment ....  So we are all happy  :P
PP
 player, 1 post
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 16:04
Re: Updates and thoughts
So let me try this. I'm going to pitch three different characters and you guys (and the GM) can put forward bids for who I should play and which group I should join:

Kima, the aspiring squire
"Hey...ummm. Okay about myself. Let me think on this. Ummm...shoot. You know in the stories they never talk about how a knight gets his squire. He just has one, you know? Right from the start they are best friends and I just realized they never tell you how they became friends in the first place. Isn't that weird? You would think that would be an important part of the story but I guess everyone just thinks of that as the boring parts and want to jump straight to the dragon slaying.

Alright, I guess I'll just start from the beginning. I grew up on a farm in Rostland. We were days and miles away from anything and let me tell you it was boring. Daddy wanted me to learn to milk cows and plow fields but I wasn't going to have any of that. Mama would always put me to sleep with stories about far off places like Taldor and Absolam and I knew ever since I was six years old that I would be a hero. Daddy didn't like me saying stuff like that but what he didn't know is that when he thought I was working the fields I would be practicing fighting with the scarecrows. I might not be as big or strong as my brothers but I can take their feet out from under them.

Anyway when I turned sixteen Daddy started getting all weird. Started shopping me around to the boys in the nearby village and that's when I knew I had to leave. I was already too big for that place and the last thing I wanted was some boy trying to claim me for a wife and get me anchored down with a litter of pups. No sir. Instead I heard about a bunch of heroes traveling down to the Stolen Lands and carving up bandits and starting up their own kingdoms and I realized that is where I needed to be. Knights need squires, right? Heroes need companions, right? I might not be big and strong just yet but I'll get there and until then I'll be right at your side cleaning your armor and polishing your sword and...wait. I didn't mean it like that. You know what I meant...don't make this weird, I'm new to all this stuff. Heck I've never been this far anywhere. Okay so I don't know what a groom is or what a squire is supposed to do but I can scrub and I can keep a horse in line and I'm willing to learn the rest if you're willing to have me!"





Silvius Cozma, the Varisian swashbuckler

"Aha, how good it is that we can finally meet. I heard many tales in my travels about the heroes of the Stolen Lands and I am here to offer my skill and my blade at your service. Oh, about me? It is an interesting tale but one that I do not know if you have the time to hear. I promise you, once I start talking you will not want me to stop!

A rakish smile crosses his face as he adopts a feigned look of surrender.

"Okay, if you insist. I grew up in a traveling Varisian caravan. We would travel from town to town doing Harrow readings and selling crafted wares. I was always quick and clever and as I grew older my older brother, the great Varisian hero Mercurial Manuel showed me how to wield a blade. Yes my rapier seems a thin blade compared to those swords strapped to your side but didn't your mother ever teach you that it isn't the size of the blade but knowing where to stick it that counts? Anyway soon I grew too big to live under my brother's shadows and so I traveled East.

I meant to travel South but summer storms turned me about and I wandered into Belkzen. I ended up being surrounded by the Bloody Hand orc tribe and if you've ever heard of them...you haven't? Really? Well that might be because they are no longer around after I challenged their chief to single combat. Anyway with their chief dead the orcs started following me around. I must say I appreciated their loyalty but the smell was too much for me. They did not take kindly to me leaving the position alive and the whole tribe attempted to rectify that slight. However an ankheg arrived just in time and I was able to cling to its back as it burrowed underground and make my escape.

I then ended up wandering North although I meant to continue East. Needless to say crossing the Worldwound was a tale in and of itself and one that I fear we definitely do not have the time for but if you ply me with enough Varisian wine I will happily share that tale another night. I then ended up going South, although I mean to go East and ended up in Numeria. Again more tales I cannot go into but nevertheless I ended up on a flying chariot streaking across the Lake of Mists and Veils. I landed in the middle of the lake but a Lodovka fishing boat picked me up and carried me to shore. I was the favored guest of the Lodovka's for many weeks as I regaled them with my tales but unfortunately it seemed I was growing a bit...ahem...too familiar with one of Lord Kozek's nieces and so I found myself traveling South, although I meant to go West and ended up here before you.

Phew...I warned you it was a long tale but the point of this is that I am here to pledge my blade to your cause as taming a wild land and building a kingdom is a tale that I have not yet acquired!"





Drago Longfoot, the halfling thief

"Oh...you noticed me? Huh...good eye. Didn't think you had it in me. Alright, you caught me so now what? You...want me to just tell you about myself? Sure thing. Not much to say but if that's what it takes. My family came from Cheliax, yep we were slaves and no I don't want to talk about it. That's where I learned to move around without anyone seeing what I was up to. Bellflowers sprung us but...it didn't go too smooth and I was the only one of my family that made it out. Didn't exactly endear me to their network so I left and got as far away from Cheliax as I could. Ended up in Daggermark and there the locals didn't take kindly on a freelancer and I didn't exactly want to submit to their rules so here I am.

Oh...you meant why am I here, in your room late at night next to this open chest of yours? Oh yeah, that is a good question. I don't really know either. I was just walking along and poof, here I was. I wasn't going to take anything, just looking around, you know. Oh, this necklace I'm holding? I'm just admiring it is all. Good manufacturing that's for sure. I might have something like this made to give to someone special.

So, what are we going to do? I'm not looking for trouble but...tell you what. Let me work for you. Yeah I know this isn't exactly a normal way to meet but think about it...if I can get in here that's like a pretty good demonstration of my skills. I can get in and out of places and nobody even knows I'm there. I hear things and see things and nobody thinks much of me because of my size but information is power. Here, let me just put this necklace back in the chest and you can light a candle and we can sit down and talk about my employment opportunities. Go, there's a candle in the top desk drawer in your study.

Oh...how did I know that? Would you believe a lucky guess?"

Gehron
 player, 2 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 17:04
Re: Updates and thoughts
El:
Someone to arm wrestle? Most excellent. Welcome to the game all you newcomers!

I look forward to feats of strength, ideally over much ale!

Aris'ta:
Farm hand? *grins*

And what is so interesting about a farm hand? it is very monotonous with lots of early mornings. Adventuring and bloddletting is far more interesting!

_Rikka of Rostland:
And just what is wrong with starting life as a farm hand?

*Fingers fancy belt that turns into a sword at the flick of a wrist*

There is nothing wrong with it, and I take it you too come from humble beginnings?
~ Jensen
 NPC p, 5 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 22:26
Re: Updates and thoughts
Will the groups be pretty much staying as is and just incorporating in new members or will there be a shuffling of some type?

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 22:27, Mon 25 June 2018.

SS
 player, 1 post
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 23:43
Re: Updates and thoughts
Greetings to all.  I will be playing Zirul a 1/2 elven monk.
DM
 GM, 2153 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 05:54
Re: Updates and thoughts
Jensen -  I am not sure quite how things will work out yet.

I made a mistake earlier in the game in allowing a couple of players to run two Adventuring Characters each  both  Players left (for legitimate reasons) after being in the game for a couple of years - and we were suddenly four characters down - with the Narlemarch exploration group taking the biggest hit.

Combined with some of the more newer players deciding this isn't the game for them it was time to pull everyone back and reconsider - but I don't have any firm idea of what is going to happen yet.

New Players, please don't take that any the Wrong way :)  Any campaign game has people who move on for  various reasons,  To make it worse,  I use an 'open recruitment' system where I work (pretty much) on a first come first served basis (so long as we can agree a character concept) and I suspect some of you to decide that the game isn't quite what you expected.  However, I also finds Gems of players who I haven't played with before and who I always enjoy playing with again and again.

Just for your amusement -  there are two payers on here that I have never met (face to face) but I have been playing with (in this format) for more than 15 years.  Another who first joined one of my games something like 10 years ago.  A couple of those who have left recently would walk straight back into any game I ever run, and there are more players here that are in the same category.   And a new one, whose play and tenacity I have admired previously, joining us in the most recent batch :)

Life is as it is -  it keeps changing, but the game goes on.  And with every change comes the opportunity to improve ....
Domitius
 player, 1 post
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 12:45
Re: Updates and thoughts
G'day all, I'll be playing Domitius, a half elven lad from Restov.  Looking forward to playing with you all.
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 604 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 14:07
Re: Updates and thoughts
Welcome to the adventure, everyone. It has been great so far and looks like continuing that way. The large cast of players and characters in this game is very unusual and has been a very rewarding experience.  :o)

PP, I think any of those three character concepts would fit in well here. I don't know whether there are any aspiring knights in need of a squire but I don't know enough about half the characters to say for sure. The swashbuckler is a useful fighter, even if nobody is ever going to believe that story about escaping on an ankheg's back! (Go on, prove it! Let's go find another and you can show us how it's done!) The halfling rogue always works well and, strangely enough, we don't have one yet and we are not overstocked with the sneaky, trap-defusing types.
Percy Arndell
 Player, 402 posts
 Gentleman and Poet
 "Oh. Hello."
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 14:12
Re: Updates and thoughts
PP - I'll cast my vote for Kima !  On the strength of your write up I've just tracked down "Play it again, Frodo" an amusing piece by Dave Langford from White Dwarf 79 (from the time before it went all Warhammer) where one of those very fondly remembered parodies of how famous fantasy fictional characters might suffer in the hands of roleplayers dealt with the young lad who would become King Arthur and his sister Kay.
El
 player, 76 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 15:17
Re: Updates and thoughts
One of my favorite characters is a halfling, though I would hardly call her a rogue. More of an oddity. Perhaps one of my greatest writing endeavors involved her and a fellow halfling from a game of my and our illustrious GMs rp past. Oh, where do the times go, my friend?

Don't be so hard on yourself in regards to allowing people to do what they do best in some cases, which is play. I admit, I'm sorry they have left as well, but it does build the story a bit. Might I remind you, somewhat ashamedly, that I played five characters at some point in that same roleplay mentioned above? A good roleplay is meant to be shared, and a great roleplay is something that one becomes just the tiniest bit obsessed with ;) I blame being a teenager on that, but had it not been for my rather scandalous behavior on RPoL (Shame on me, I had 5 accounts at one point some 12 years or so ago) I would possibly never have met you, and so my teenage behavior paid off for something.

And now I'm a (somewhat) responsible adult who can still enjoy a good game with you and has enjoyed those past 15 years of knowing you.

For any who may not know, I still hold the reigns of Aris'ta as well, which is where the farm hand comment came in as she has a thing for 'down to earth' types ;) Creativity is a beautiful thing, friends, and this GM cultures it most expertly IMHO.
DM
 GM, 2155 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 15:20
Re: Updates and thoughts
Thank you  :)
Pipre
 Player, 691 posts
 AC 22; HP 32/32; 1/9 Bmbs
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 17:04
Re: Updates and thoughts
and then there's me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
DM
 GM, 2156 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 18:06
Re: Updates and thoughts
Pipre:
and then there's me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



With whom I have a love / hate relationship -  but it is a lot more love than anything else  :)  Where would any DM be without someone to keep him on his toes  :)
Silvius Cozma
 player, 2 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 19:28
Re: Updates and thoughts
In the end Silvius won the day. But perhaps the others will come into play in the future....
Gehron
 player, 3 posts
 AC:16 HP:22/22 Rage:8/8
 Human Barbarian
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 19:56
Re: Updates and thoughts
What gear would people recommend for this type of game? I've got a main weapon, backups, javelin for range and a chain shirt for armour. I've got a horse, donkey and guard dog. I also took a Fighter's Kit (Better than Barbarians as it also includes a mess kit for the same price).

If I needed various things that might be helpful, would I be able to buy them before I head off somewhere?
DM
 GM, 2158 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 20:00
Re: Updates and thoughts
There is a new Group 4 thread for our newest recruit - if nothing else you can get to know each other and practice your RP before we get too stuck in ...


You can assume to have stocked up in Restov before you travel - or you can get SOME things in Tusk when you get there.
Marceline
 player, 1 post
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 20:48
Re: Updates and thoughts
Hello everyone! Pharasman Inquisitor Marceline here for all of your inquisitorial needs!
DM
 GM, 2159 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 20:49
Re: Updates and thoughts
I intend to move everyone to Tusk sometime over the weekend -  when I will have time to write the various threads we need to take us into the next phase of the game.

Some of you will remember I spoke of a busy time at work -  This is the eye at the centre of the storm.  We worked  long (and stressful) hours to prepare the site, but  now  we are in a 'freeze' state and nothing much can happen -  until next Monday  when all hell lets loose again for a couple of weeks ..

Bear with me ....
Zelona
 player, 1 post
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 21:22
Re: Updates and thoughts
Hello all! I will be your druid (weather domain bond)... I was going to be a half-elf, but I see that 2 of the other new players are also half-elf so I might retreat to human.

I saw a question earlier by one of the other new players about equipment. I'm also wondering about that. Zelona is not a combat forward druid, but I was debating buying a dragonhide breastplate to start the game for those times and situations where she KNOWS combat is coming, and then wearing just standard leather around most of the time. Is that worth it? Is there a lot of combat? I'd love for her to survive to the point where she gets Wildshape and natural spell, but until then... let me know your thoughts!
DM
 GM, 2160 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 21:25
Re: Updates and thoughts
At this point - if you can afford it, you can have it.  Starting at L2 you have 1000gp to spend :)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 222 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 21:27
Re: Updates and thoughts
Welcome, newcomers. This game is fantastic and the DM is amazing. Or is that the other way around? It is about world building*, character building, and adventure to tie it all together.

Settle into a character that suits you to the fullest and begin working toward that character's goals. You'll find staunch companions to help you and to share a few laughs.

I am Cass Mordane. Half-elven bard and sword scion. So far I have been able to build a tavern that will eventually become a lavish inn. I also stepped in to fulfill my civic duty by attempting to be mayor of Tusk Town. No spitting on other citizens, please.

For the future I plan to specialize in the hospitality field during the building aspects, and to live some hearty tales to share with others later.

Again, welcome. First ale in Tusk Town is on me.

______

* Or kingdom building, at least. I think that was in the name somewhere.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:40, Tue 26 June 2018.

Marceline
 player, 2 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 21:56
Re: Updates and thoughts
I think all us new peoples might be half elves from the looks of it. Half-elf nation?
Cass Mordane
 Player, 223 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 22:00
Re: Updates and thoughts
I think combat is fair for our levels. And I believe those not able to survive so far is due only to...There may have been no true character kills at all. But don't quote me on that.


Cass would enjoy seeing such a nation arise.
Aris'ta
 NPC p, 538 posts
 Brilliantly choreographed
 Excellently executed
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 01:08
Re: Updates and thoughts
if you ever need an extra hand with the newbies... I'm free *grins*
Rose
 player, 1 post
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 02:27
Re: Updates and thoughts
Hi everyone! Looking forward to playing with all of you. Sorry about the delay, my work has been chaotic but I'll be able to post more consistently now.

Rose is going to be a half-elf wizard. I considered changing to human as well but figured I'd lean into it at this point.
~ Alanna
 NPC e, 16 posts
 Marik's Assistant
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 02:44
Re: Updates and thoughts
Yay, more half-elves. Now we can take over get along great with everyone else.
DM
 GM, 2161 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 04:24
Re: Updates and thoughts
Cass Mordane:
There may have been no true character kills at all. But don't quote me on that.


There has been one fatality among the PCs.

It is part of my philosophy that I will give you a chance  :)  I don't do 'save or die'.  There are always ways out of things.  However, if you are are a L3 Character and stupid enough to walk up to a Troll and stab at it with a dagger .......


One of these days I might tell you about the time my wife's character was one-shotted by a tree ....




~ Alanna:
Yay, more half-elves. Now we can take over get along great with everyone else.


But then, Half-Elves (and half-orcs)  make good adventurers and, as people who are different, have a built-in reason for going adventuring built into their racial descriptions.

I might do a racial analysis of the PCs and main NPCs at some point  :)  I suspect that it will be more Human than anything else, followed by half-elves and then half-orcs -  which fits a human dominated are quite well  :)   The one thing that has surprised me - I don't think I have had anyone submit a Dwarven character (as a PC) for this game.

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:32, Wed 27 June 2018.

Marceline
 player, 3 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 04:34
Re: Updates and thoughts
DM:
One of these days I might tell you about the time my wife's character was one-shotted by a tree ....


Oh I wanna hear this!
Zelona
 player, 2 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 07:10
Re: Updates and thoughts
In reply to DM (msg # 745):

I was initially considering a Mountain druid for my concept who would have been dwarven, but that didn't seem to fit the area of Golarion that we're adventuring in right now from what I know of the Stolen Lands area. Or rather, I couldn't conceptualize a reason that a Mountain dedicated druid would be down near the River Lands.

So instead, I'm also leaning into the half-elf thing!
DM
 GM, 2162 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 07:27
Re: Updates and thoughts
That isn't a problem - and I understand your logic  :)
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 605 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 13:12
Re: Updates and thoughts
My advice on buying equipment is simple - do it while you can. Shopping opportunities in this game tend to be few and far between, especially for any sort of magic items, including scrolls and potions. A hundred coins in your purse is just extra weight to carry if you can't spend it anywhere.

Yes, there is a reasonable amount of combat but plenty of opportunities for diplomacy to win the day, too.

Half-elves would have a natural advantage in this setting as a lot of the action is out in the wilderness where lowlight vision is a very useful ability outdoors at night. There are less caves and tunnels for dwarves to really feel in their element but we have certainly spent time underground on more than one occasion.

The higher than usual proportion of human characters would mainly be due to the emphasis on characters with links to noble families in this game. (See the Campaign Traits post in the Character Creation thread for more information about that aspect.)
Gehron
 player, 5 posts
 AC:16 HP:22/22 Rage:8/8
 Human Barbarian
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 13:34
Re: Updates and thoughts
Well I was thinking of getting some things from http://archivesofnethys.com/Eq...tegory=Entertainment, as I imagine travelling out in the wilderness and making a new start can get very boring! And passing the night with dice, dominoes and cards, with some gambling to back it up, who doesn't want more life for their character beyond killing monsters? And this is coming from a barbarian!!
Silvius Cozma
 player, 4 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 15:14
Re: Updates and thoughts
If you are worried about entertainment then look nor further then myself. Did I ever tell you the time I killed a Black Dragon flying over head. Let me assure you it was nothing short of a blessing of Desna that allowed it to happen and truth be told the creature almost took out the whole group when it came crashing down on top of us. I lost my favorite horse that day. No, not to the dragon. We escaped the dragon just fine but then he tripped on a gopher hole.
DM
 GM, 2165 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 15:24
Re: Updates and thoughts
I think some of you are going to enjoy my next little NPC based project  :)
Kendric Winters
 player, 12 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 16:14
Re: Updates and thoughts
DM:
After the 'tidy up', I expect to be left with the following PCs and main NPCs.  If I have missed anyone, please let me know


Group Character NameType Role Notes
House leMaistreHenry leMaistreNPC Governor of MidmarchGovernor of Midmarch & Lord of Henryhall 
 Bai KaoNPC Lady of Henryhall Wife/Partner of Henry
 Brother BartEntourage (Henry)Personal Clerk / House priestAdept of Pharasma
 Jack BlackEntourage (Bai)Steward at HenryhallEx-Bandit
 Tib the VarisianEntourage (Henry)Bailiff at HenryhallLongterm Employee (Caravan Guard)
 Beatrix deleMaistreEntourage (Henry)Priestess of Pharasma (Tusk)Cousin to Henry
 RikkaCohort (Henry)Weaponsmith & Treasurer of MidmarchLongterm Employee (Caravan Guard)
     
House Lebeda-OndariCyrusNPC Lord of Ringbridge Husband to Valoria
 ValoriaNPC Lady of Ringbridge Wife to Cyrus
 ZauriaNPCGuard Officer at RingbridgeSister of Valoria
 ZachEntourage (Cyrus)Stable master at RingbridgeEx-Bandit.
 GandredEntourage (Cyrus)Runs Forge-Shrine of Torag (Ringbridge)Dwarf
 WilburEntourage (Valoria)Steward at RingbridgeCousin to Valoria and Zauria
     
V&A ShippingAdovenPC AdventurerEntrepeneur, Sailor  & Merchantco-Leader of V&A Shipping
 Vik d'LodkovaNPCEntrepeneur, Sailor  & Merchantco-Leader of V&A Shipping
 RobertEntourage (Adoven)Overseeing Jetty at RingbridgeDuellist
 LolliEntourage (Vik)Overseeing Jetty at Tusktownex-Bandit.  Longest Serving Entourage
     
Church of IomedaeMariam doZimmer-WolfeaterPC AdventurerCo-Leader of the Monastery at TuskHalf-orc Paladin of Iomedae
 Borric d'CordainNPCCo-Leader of the Monastery at Tusk & Magistrate of MidmarchPaladin of Iomedae
     
Church of AbadarAndalon de LebedaPC AdventurerPriest of Abadar and  Chancellor of TuskCleric of Abadar
 Brother FlorinEntourage (Andalon)Oversees Chapel in Tusk TownAdept of Abadar
     
 Cass MordanePC AdventurerEntrepeneur, Tavern Owner & Mayor of TuskWell turned-out socialiser.
 ElkinEntourage (Cass)Runs Tavern (Symphony of Swans) in RingbridgeHalfling
 JensonSquire (Cass)Traveling assistantPaladin of Erastil
     
 MarikPC AdventurerEntrepreneur & Mine OwnerCrackling with energy.
 AlannaEntourage (Marik)Building Trade setup at SootsclaeHalf-Elf
 PekWikEntourage (Marik)Trade Liaion at  SootsclaeKobold
     
 PiprePC AdventurerEntrepreneur & Brothel OwnerSocial, explosive & wears revealing clothing
 SerenityEntouage (Pipre)Brothel managerQuiet and Mysterious
 Big JobEntourage (Pipre)Brothel SecurityHalf Orc
     
 Percy Arndell PC Adventurer Gentleman Poet
     
  El'indre M'TaroPC Adventurer Wife to Quinn
 Quinn M'TaroPC Adventurer Husband to El'indre
 Fiddler AshfootPC Adventurer  
 Kendric WintersPC Adventurer  
 Quentin RagoonPC Adventurer  
 Safiya VallaniPC Adventurer  
     
 Rook SandersonNPCGuardian of ElkwallCleric of Erastil
 Aris'taNPCCommander, Hunter's Rest.Elf
 LexNPCMaster Leather worker  in TuskEx Bandit.
 Ron SwansovNPCMaster Wood Worker in TuskAdept of Torag
 TansyNPCInn Keeper (Tansy's Bar) in Tusk 
 ZorahNPCHorse Rancher at Outpost.Druid
 OlegNPCOwner of OlegsTrader


Will this information be included in one of the notices instead of being buried in the OOC thread?
Pardon the massive quote ;)
DM
 GM, 2166 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 16:17
Re: Updates and thoughts
Something like it will, when you new guys (and my new NPCs) are all sorted out :)
Kendric Winters
 player, 13 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 16:23
Re: Updates and thoughts
Nice to see Pipre and Percy. I thought those names were familiar from the original group of characters from the very beginning :)
~waves~
DM
 GM, 2167 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 16:30
Re: Updates and thoughts
Now you have outed yourself (p.s. you need to say hello to Andalon too)  you ought to tell them who you were :)

Kendric's player had to leave the game some time ago, but came back when he was able  :)
Kendric Winters
 player, 14 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 16:38
Re: Updates and thoughts
Oh. Hello Andalon!

Borric d'Cordain was my original character. Anything that he's done was the GM's doing, not mine ;)
Glad to see how this game as progressed in my absence.
Kendric Winters
 player, 15 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 16:41
Re: Updates and thoughts
In reply to Kendric Winters (msg # 753):

Think GM should add Lt Lincoln to the list. I'm thinking that he'll be a notable NPC.
Zauria de lin Lebeda
 NPC p, 54 posts
 Squire
 Sword and Spell
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 16:48
Re: Updates and thoughts
Unfortunately, Lt Lincoln is liable to be replaced by me.  Pure nepotism .....
Kendric Winters
 player, 16 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 17:05
Re: Updates and thoughts
Zauria de lin Lebeda:
Unfortunately, Lt Lincoln is liable to be replaced by me.  Pure nepotism .....


What? We liked Lincoln. Is he turning into the next werewolf? Oh no!
DM
 GM, 2168 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 21:26
Re: Updates and thoughts
I'll always use Pcs turned NPCs when I can.  They have a history and bring a consistency to the game :)


And I have just added a list that contains some of the monir aristocracy associated with Restov.  It is not exhaustive.  If you think of a charcter you think should be listed -  let me know  :)

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....estov:restov_society
Pipre
 Player, 693 posts
 AC 22; HP 32/32; 1/9 Bmbs
Sat 30 Jun 2018
at 05:20
Re: Updates and thoughts
onion tea kinda sounds good?
DM
 GM, 2177 posts
Sat 30 Jun 2018
at 05:42
Re: Updates and thoughts
In my head it is a bit like the broth from French Onion Soup  :)

I know what I am doing with everyone now -  so everyone should have a new thread by the end of the day :)
Zelona
 player, 6 posts
 Half-elf Druid
 HP: 14 - AC: 17
Sat 30 Jun 2018
at 05:53
Re: Updates and thoughts
Out of curiosity, how do all us new players fit in with the rules from "The Campaign Rules in the Stolen Lands" at this point?

In there you mention people getting a free Hex and build points, but I assume that is for the already established/initial players/groups?
DM
 GM, 2179 posts
Sat 30 Jun 2018
at 06:13
Re: Updates and thoughts
That is a good question :)  I am adding a breakdown of the rules (and how they fit the game) as a notice  -  but that is going to be a bit of a slow process.  I know the Campaign Rules are long and complicated, but I am always happy to talk people through their ideas and help work out how we can use the campaign rules make the ideas work.

All of you new players will get a Build Point after you complete an action thread (ie have proved your ability to Henry and your Stick-around-ability to me) and the second one when you you go up to your next level.  Which is (more or less) the same basis as for the original players.  (but they had to wait until we had some land to give out)

This time around The group from The Ringbridge thread will get their first BP and most of the others will get their second BP.

That said, you may all engage with the Entourage section of the Campaign Rules.

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....s:entourage#overview
DM
 GM, 2187 posts
Sun 1 Jul 2018
at 05:18
Re: Character Updates
After the flurry of posts from me this week or so, things well slow down again next week. We are in the middle of an IT Upgrade at work – and I am responsible for the local implementation.  We spent agea preparing – then  the last couple of weeks in the Eye of the Storm -  while we waited for it to happen.  Monday they start to ‘Do It To Us’.  My next two or three weeks are going to be busy.

Character Updates

Levels
  • Percy, Pipre & Andalon - may advance to L5 and all get 1bp
  • Adoven, Cass, El, Mariam, Marik & Quinn – may all advance to L4
  • Fiddler, Kendric, Quentin & Safiya  - may all advance to L3
  • Domitius, Gehron, Marceline, Rose, Silvius, Zelona and Zirul – all join us at L2


Campaign Rewards
  • Quinn, El, Fiddler, Kendric, Quentin & Safiya  -  you all get 1 BP  - which will act as a starter towards building you ownr part of this New Land.   However, it is up to you whether you want to participate  in this part of the game :} If you haven’t done so already – PM me with any ideas that you might have, and I’ll talk them through with you.
  • Marik, Mariam,  Adoven, Cass, Percy, Pipre & Andalon – You all get your second (and final) BP award - from now on you get what your investments earn.  I will build that into the Midmarch financial  calculations  (I love spread sheets) and will get back to you individually with how much you have to spend.


Entourage

Many of you are eligible to take on a new Entourage Assistant.  Remember the limit is Half-level + Charisma modifier.

Goodbyes

The following characters will lose their individual character sheets, images, descriptions etc.  Either their players have left or their role has changed so that they  are no longer liable to take an individual appearance.

Illian, Jicca, Laksha, Jack Black, Sir Ferdinand, David Hart, Lolli, Lydia Sylvne, Prudence, Zach

This message was last edited by the GM at 10:28, Sun 01 July 2018.

DM
 GM, 2188 posts
Sun 1 Jul 2018
at 06:00
Re: Character Updates
My initial thought on adventuring parties are :-

  1. Narlemarch (21L) Forested area explored on foot  - Pipre (Alchemist 5), Safiya  (Magus 3), Kendric (Pal 3), Fiddler (Cleric 3), Quentin (ftr 3), Zelona  (Druid 2) Rose (wiz 2)
  2. On the Water (21L) Messing about in Boats -  Andalon (Cleric 5), Adoven (Bard 4), El (Ftr 3), Quinn (Wiz 3), Silvius (Bard 2), and Zirul (Monk 2), Domitius (L2)
  3. Kamelands (21L) Hilly area explored on horseback -  Ethankos (Cleric 5), Cass (bard 4), Mariam (Pal 4), Marik (sorc 4) , Gehron  (barb 2), Marceline (Inquisitor 2)

Character descriptions are very 'shorthand' and really don't do the characters justice :)  but they do give you a basic feel for each others abilities in the field.

Your thought, concerns, Comments by PM
Zelona
 player, 9 posts
 Half-elf Druid
 HP: 14 - AC: 17
Sun 1 Jul 2018
at 06:04
Re: Character Updates
Going in the Narlemarch group looks good to me, it's where Zelona wanted to head to start anyway!
Marceline
 player, 5 posts
 Half-Elf Inquisitor
Sun 1 Jul 2018
at 06:11
Re: Character Updates
Will I need to buy a horse? I spend most of my gold. Other than that sounds good!
DM
 GM, 2189 posts
Sun 1 Jul 2018
at 06:12
Re: Character Updates
Transport provided - although if you want a war horse, you will have to save up for it  :)
DM
 GM, 2190 posts
Sun 1 Jul 2018
at 06:46
Re: Character Updates
Just added a new map for group-0 - updated with newly explored areas and a few more points on interest.
Pipre
 Player, 695 posts
 AC 22; HP 32/32; 1/9 Bmbs
Sun 1 Jul 2018
at 07:11
Re: Character Updates
I forgot how to do HP
DM
 GM, 2191 posts
Sun 1 Jul 2018
at 07:18
Re: Character Updates
For you it will be 5 + Con Bonus
Pipre
 Player, 696 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 10 Bombs
Sun 1 Jul 2018
at 07:20
Re: Character Updates
Thank you! I think I'm leveled up.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:20, Sun 01 July 2018.

DM
 GM, 2193 posts
Sun 1 Jul 2018
at 10:31
Re: Character Updates
Whew  - nearly 20 posts in here today alone ...

I have added a post to the Player Information Thread that details  BP incomes for the Campaign Rules Round.

If you think I have missed you out  (Sorry newest guys -  you need to wait until next round) or messed up your value please PM me.
El
 player, 77 posts
Sun 1 Jul 2018
at 18:56
Re: Character Updates
Thank you ;)
Gehron
 player, 8 posts
 AC:16 HP:22/22 Rage:8/8
 Human Barbarian
Sun 1 Jul 2018
at 23:57
Re: Character Updates
Kamelands works for me, and already have a horse so that's all good :)
Domitius
 player, 7 posts
 Half Elf Fighter/Rogue
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 00:20
Re: Character Updates
I have a couple of horses, I can sell/lend one if required.  Not sure if Domitius will need one if he is messing about in a boat.
Gehron
 player, 9 posts
 AC:16 HP:22/22 Rage:8/8
 Human Barbarian
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 00:46
Re: Character Updates
After distraction getting back to sorting my equipment, and was wondering, have other people bought particular food they want, beyond anything we're given?

As this is what I was thinking:
Cheese wheel (5lb) - 0.5gp
Honey - 1gp
Oldlaw Whiskey, bottle - 20gp
Powdered Milk - 0.1gp
Travel Cake Mix - 0.1gp
Wandermeal x20 - 0.2gp

Who wouldn't want to add a spoon of honey to their porridge for example? Or use some travel cake mix to make pancakes when out travelling?
As for the whiskey, having a nice treat when out and about seems worth it, don't you think ;)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 226 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 02:33
Re: Character Updates
I don't think we have role played much regarding food in the field. Although it is good to have along and nice to have such specific items for flavor. *winks*

Welcome to group 2 Gehron, Marceline, and Ethankos. I look forward to adventuring with you.

Also any and all new members are free to discuss their ideas for world building Midmarch and the specific business endeavors they might pursue both in and out of character. Ears are listening.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:34, Mon 02 July 2018.

Fiddler Ashfoot
 player, 30 posts
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 02:36
Re: Character Updates
In reply to DM (msg # 767):

I’m good with whatever group. My sheet is almost complete.
DM
 GM, 2200 posts
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 05:22
Re: Character Updates
Cass Mordane:
I don't think we have role played much regarding food in the field.


If you want to add some local flavour to you campaign food - check out the last post in the   Notice: Exploration Thread.  While it is the source I use if Characters go Hunting or Foraging - it also tells you (in a round about way) what  will be brought into the local market.

I used it recently for that purpose -  but you guys won't be able to see that for a couple of days  :(

Cass Mordane:
Also any and all new members are free to discuss their ideas for world building Midmarch and the specific business endeavors they might pursue both in and out of character. Ears are listening.



I'll get a bunch of 'Open' threads up shortly where you guys can all mix IC and get to know each other.  I thought putting ALL of you in a single thread ATM would have been ... bedlam ...
Cass Mordane
 Player, 227 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 05:30
Re: Character Updates
Bedlam? From us? Surely not!



*whispers* Good idea.
Pipre
 Player, 697 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 10 Bombs
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 05:45
Re: Character Updates
I seem to remember cooking something pretty nice at some point in this game.
Adoven
 Player, 200 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 05:58
Re: Character Updates
Damn. Have to wait on Pipre to respond to me before I can even bring up my need to build expansions to V&A shipping. Andalon is a second member of the Tusk council. Who is the third?
DM
 GM, 2202 posts
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 06:15
Re: Character Updates
Cass

Look in the Fuzzy: Tusk Development thread - then the important business conversation won't get caught up in all the general chit chat.  Remember you can be in as many Fuzzy: threads (at the same time) as you like.
DM
 GM, 2205 posts
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 09:36
Re: Character Updates
Campaign System Rules and BP -  For those of you who wish to spend more time considering you options, you may defer receiving your BP until later in the game -  when you will be able to take two BP at once.

The down side to that is that you don't start earning income from the BP until you invest it - so you will finish up a bit behind those who start investing immediately.

However, there might be able to find someone who would like to borrow your BP.  You might be able to talk them into paying interest or doing a favour for you.
Pipre
 Player, 699 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 10 Bombs
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 15:46
Re: Character Updates
Is someone new playing aris'ta? We adventured together a lot, we cleared both the hunters rest and the shrine. She would definitely know Pipre, lol.
Kendric Winters
 player, 21 posts
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 15:48
Re: Character Updates
In reply to Pipre (msg # 788):

Oh no. Memory loss or split personality? She's a damn drow.... we really don't know what they're really thinking ;)
Pipre
 Player, 700 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 10 Bombs
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 15:56
Re: Character Updates
DM, when you say security what do you mean? I see defence, I see stability, but I don't see security.
DM
 GM, 2209 posts
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 16:02
Re: Character Updates
I mean stability ......
Pipre
 Player, 704 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 10 Bombs
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 18:30
Re: Character Updates
Am I being too ruthless? I may also be missing something. The information is pretty scattered at this point.
Kendric Winters
 player, 23 posts
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 19:06
Re: Character Updates
Pipre:
Am I being too ruthless? I may also be missing something. The information is pretty scattered at this point.


On the surface, your ideas sound great. You are acting in a fitting manner for the people :) Not to business people :)
DM
 GM, 2210 posts
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 19:25
Re: Character Updates
There are, of course, three members on the council that makes the actual decision, and it is really good to have well presented, strong positions going into that discussion.  :)
Adoven
 Player, 203 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 19:27
Re: Character Updates
Gah. A granary and a park will take up 3 bp in resources. I can't do that and work on expanding my economic base. No one at my level has that kind of wealth. Maybe I'll have to look into making Ringbridge my Town base.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:28, Mon 02 July 2018.

Cass Mordane
 Player, 228 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 19:49
Re: Character Updates
There are definitely a few more options we can look at. Speaking of taxes, does Tusk have a BP pool outside of our own individual pools?
Pipre
 Player, 705 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 10 Bombs
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 19:50
Re: Character Updates
I mean, if they can afford to let you just use up economy without offsetting for loyalty/stability then that would probably be fine, but as it is we don't have the coffers to offset it for you so you literally can't build what you want unless you offset it.

Cass, we have 1 BP outside our individual pools. That's what we accrue per period and is no where near enough to actually build a city with, lol. It's in one of those threads.
DM
 GM, 2211 posts
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 19:53
Re: Character Updates
Yes.  Tusk has collected some taxes  -  Details of everyones BP  pot (including Tusk) is on this page.

link to a message in this game
Kendric Winters
 player, 24 posts
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 19:55
Re: Character Updates
Not that I don't like being part of this discussion... this sounds like great RPing opportunities. But then again, if a character has lower INT then these discussion may be beyond their capabilities.




Now how can Borric get in on these discussions :)

EDIT: I mean how does Kendric get in on these discussions

This message was last edited by the player at 19:55, Mon 02 July 2018.

Aris'ta
 NPC p, 542 posts
 Brilliantly choreographed
 Excellently executed
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 20:08
Re: Character Updates
In reply to Pipre (msg # 788):

New? No. But I do like that Pipre instantly freaks out over a lack of joviality. Aris'ta has always been a touch of an awkward social butterfly. Although forgove me for Not having vivid recollections on the tip of my mind to bring to account. My memory is of Aris being more aloof and if GM NPC'd her as a bit more open than I missed that. I will see if I can read up a bit

Additionally, she might be playing with you and failing. As I mentioned, shes awkward. As for the Drow comment. Not your typical Drow, I assure you.
Pipre
 Player, 706 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 10 Bombs
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 20:11
Re: Character Updates
We consoled her when rook rejected her, we cleared two camps together. I've taken baths with her, lol. There's no way she doesn't know who Pipre is. If she was joking, then my response can be just as jovial I guess?
Cass Mordane
 Player, 229 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 20:12
Re: Character Updates
Thanks. I should have looked in the Tusk Town Development thread before I asked.

It seems that individuals with more than 1 BP will need to spend at least a portion of that overage at this time to maintain the infrastructure to ensure that there is a market to provide economic growth in the future. That BP, half BP, or more can be considered a tax, an investment, or a loan dependent on negotiations.

Cass himself is trying to determine whether it is best this round to invest in his own business more heavily and use the smaller portion for infrastructure, or vice versa. In either case, the necessary investments in infrastructure will have to be made. Ringbridge will fail just as easily if infrastructure is lopsided toward commerce over stability and loyalty.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 230 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 20:16
Re: Character Updates
Kendrick, just join in on any of the day development threads. :)
Adoven
 Player, 204 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 20:16
Re: Character Updates
In reply to Pipre (msg # 797):

If thats what I was doing, sure.  But building a district wall with my bp will generate both 1 stability and 1 loyalty, enough to partially offset the 2 economy that the merchant buildings create. Once I have a town base established, my economic growth increases and I can invest in other projects. But such diversions of funds and resources are quid pro quo, you know.
Aris'ta
 NPC p, 543 posts
 Brilliantly choreographed
 Excellently executed
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 20:19
Re: Character Updates
Oh yea, they did! Well, I will attempt to rectify. I do recall her being a bit shy about it though. ;) I assure you, it was not meant in earnest rejection.
Pipre
 Player, 707 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 10 Bombs
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 20:21
Re: Character Updates
Cass, I'll build a bath and donate .5 to a jail if you pay the remaining 1 to a jail.

that'd be an increase of 1 loyalty and 2 stability.

Then we could get 1 from the coffer, and add 3x .5 contribution from lex, tansy, and rikka for a 2.5 total and get a hospital. that'd be a total of 1 economy, 3 loyalty, 3 stability for 4 BP. Any money made from the hospital's 1 economy can just be added to town coffers.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:23, Mon 02 July 2018.

DM
 GM, 2212 posts
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 20:43
Re: Character Updates
Great work guys  :)

And see the PM I have just sent the Three Councillors.  :)
Pipre
 Player, 709 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 10 Bombs
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 20:48
Re: Character Updates
I mean, not really, Adoven. The cost of getting in early is having to help with infrastructure. If you would like to wait until we have all our bases settled then that's fine, but the BP is better spent early to earn you larger income.

edit: we could all increase our Economy right now but there's no foundation for it. I would have liked to increase my business but I just can't see any way to do it without destabilizing the district.

edit 2: if you take the deal to spend your next round of BP on the park/granary to offset your economy sink now then you're basically getting the best deal, because the rest of us (I think) are investing in the town which will only just barely offset your proposed expansion. The only reason I'm willing to do it because it's better to raise loyalty/stability and let someone increase economy so that next turn they have greater income than if we had all just saved the BP.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:51, Mon 02 July 2018.

Pipre
 Player, 710 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 10 Bombs
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 21:21
Re: Character Updates
what I can say concerning quid pro quo is that it'd be nice for Tusk Town to generate enough town funds that we can really bankroll loyalty/stability and have more than enough economy for personal ventures, so in regards to that your early contributions would definitely be taken into account.
Adoven
 Player, 205 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 22:12
Re: Character Updates
Didn't we also gain 1 bp in resources for Tusk during our last On the Water venture?
Kendric Winters
 player, 25 posts
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 22:42
Re: Character Updates
Cass Mordane:
Kendrick, just join in on any of the day development threads. :)


Which do you suggest. There's been a flurry of posts in multiple fuzzy threads :)
Pipre
 Player, 711 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 10 Bombs
Mon 2 Jul 2018
at 23:35
Re: Character Updates
btw, the thing I overlooked was that the levels only had to be within 1 of each other, that makes things quite a bit simpler.
DM
 GM, 2214 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 04:40
Re: Character Updates
In reply to Adoven (msg # 810):

Off the top of my head -  I don't remember that (But that means nothing - according to my son, I have the memory of a dead cat)  I have had a quick look, nut only a quick one   -  BUT  if you can find it in the thread  I'll happily honour it :)
Adoven
 Player, 207 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 08:08
Re: Character Updates
My error. It was a discussion of all of us RECEIVING 2000 gp when we went up another level
DM
 GM, 2216 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 08:42
Re: Character Updates
Yep - you guys from the 'On The Water' thread each get 2k gp from sale of the Turtle shell.

Adoven, Andalon, Quinn & El .
Cass Mordane
 Player, 232 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 11:06
Re: Character Updates
Kendric, if you want official discussion, try the Tusk Town Development thread.

If you would like to kick around a few general ideas or ask questions, you can chat with Cass in the Tusk Planning Meeting where Henry announced his engagement.
Adoven
 Player, 209 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 12:53
Re: Character Updates
DM:
Yep - you guys from the 'On The Water' thread each get 2k gp from sale of the Turtle shell.

Adoven, Andalon, Quinn & El .

What are we doing with Vik's share? Decorating?
Fiddler Ashfoot
 player, 33 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 17:52
Re: Character Updates
Kind of a meta question: I have a single BP but am not in a position (nor does it make much sense character wise) to start building anything on my own. How do I go about donating it to a larger project (something basic like infrastructure)?
DM
 GM, 2219 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 17:59
Re: Character Updates
You might offer to lend it to Tusk -  so that you can reclaim it from them later.  You only get given two BP - and you then have to work them up to something sensible  :)

If it were me, I might be tempted to offer it to Tusk as a loan now, so long as it is returned next round -  and that you are given favourable treatment when it comes to building.
DM
 GM, 2220 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 18:01
Re: Character Updates
You can move between threads and chat in smaller groups, if you would like.

I'll be back to do the things I promised when I get bored with the England match ....
Fiddler Ashfoot
 player, 34 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 18:41
Re: Character Updates
In reply to DM (msg # 819):

How do BP work IC. Not sure how to even offer that?
DM
 GM, 2221 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 19:09
Re: Character Updates
It is a bit of a moot point as to how BP work, IC -  because they are (really) a meta-gaming construct to represent your influence in the  setting.  Henry assigns you PCs settlers to oversee while we are in the  Fuzzy Campaign parts of the game.  You are allowed (as part of your reward) to benefit from the work that they do - by getting them to build something for you.  You settlers might be clearing a field, digging a ditch or building a road -  it doesn't matter.  Someone else's settlers are cutting timber, collecting field stone, fishing to provide food for the workers etc etc.

It all comes together that everyone gets something out of it - the new settlers earn their land, get a job or set up a minor business.  You get .... whatever you want -  so long as you can use 1bp to build it (or at least start to build it)

One way to handle it IC   would be to join the Town Development Meeting thread - and ask how you might be able to help the town, while you learn more about the place and consider your future ...

Then OOC -  offer a BP deal in the same post :)



link to a message in this game

There are other threads for Ringbridge and Midmarch (the region) if you think you might want to invest elsewhere (although Tusk is designated as the capital)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 234 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 19:57
Re: Character Updates
Is anyone else besides Fiddler interested in using or loaning a BP to Tusk Town?

Mister Fiddler, do you have any long range plans that we might begin working toward?
Gehron
 player, 11 posts
 AC:16 HP:22/22 Rage:8/8
 Human Barbarian
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 20:27
Re: Character Updates
Personally I want Gehron to have his own farm, after that, no idea.
Kendric Winters
 player, 33 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 20:48
Re: Character Updates
In reply to Cass Mordane (msg # 823):

Or instead of loaning it to Tusk town, you can partner with me to start a general store. It's a humble beginning, but you got to start somewhere. LOL
Kendric Winters
 player, 34 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 20:49
Re: Character Updates
Unless of course, there is a better offer.
What is the return on investing in Tusk Town?
Wow, Tusk Town is basically issuing bonds :)
DM
 GM, 2223 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 21:15
Re: Character Updates
Gehron:
Personally I want Gehron to have his own farm, after that, no idea.



See the Ranch / Vineyard -  that can be flavoured into an sort of farm, really.  That is how Zorah is getting her Horse Breeding Ranch.

NOTE:  I will give you 2bp as a start (but not both at the same time).  Anything more that that has to be earned withing the Campaign Rules system (except in exceptional circumstances) - those ranches cost 3bp ....  (so you need some investments and a deal that gets you a return ....

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:47, Wed 04 July 2018.

Adoven
 Player, 211 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 23:59
Re: Character Updates
Anyone willing to offer 2bp for the construction of a shallop can get be k 2.5 bp next Turn if I've got this figured right. The interest paid back is worth getting the Economy boost from a Town Base this turn.
Kendric Winters
 player, 35 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 00:31
Re: Character Updates
Sure I'll go in on this.
Marik
 Player, 168 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 00:37
Re: Character Updates
It's actually not that great of a deal. Realize if you spent the 2bp yourself, you'd end up with 1bp yourself next turn. So you're actually losing .5 bp with that deal.
Kendric Winters
 player, 36 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 00:47
Re: Character Updates
I don't understand. Please clarify.
Marik
 Player, 169 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 00:56
Re: Character Updates
If you give him 2bp, he says he'll give you 2.5 back, which you can then use to buy something.

If you buy a shallop yourself for 2bp, it will generate 1bp for you, that you can then use. Thus after next turn you would have had a total of 3bp to spend.
Fiddler Ashfoot
 player, 36 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 01:03
Re: Character Updates
Cass Mordane:
Mister Fiddler, do you have any long range plans that we might begin working toward?


I’m interested in eventually creating a network of wayside rests and shelters. I would anchor this network with inns allowing travelers, trades people, hunters and pilgrims to more safely move through out the expanding kingdom.

Pipre’s cigarettes also gave me an idea. Fiddler is a great lover of pipe smoke. I wonder if we could use some combination of alchemy and item creation to make special tobacco with magical properties or benefits (similar to a potion or one shot wonderous item).
Kendric Winters
 player, 37 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 01:08
Re: Character Updates
In reply to Marik (msg # 832):

How did you get 3 BP in the following turn? The profit would be 1 BP.
Are we receiving 2 BP each turn which would be 3BP with the 1BP profit.
Marik
 Player, 170 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 01:12
Re: Character Updates
No, you only get 1bp the following turn. But, you still own the shallop that is worth 2bp and still provides profit every turn.

So in this scenario you have 3bp worth of assets, whereas with the offer you would only have 2.5 bp worth of assets.
Kendric Winters
 player, 39 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 01:13
Re: Character Updates
In reply to Marik (msg # 835):

Gotcha.

But you would have 2BP of assets (the shallop) and 1BP of cash (in terms of whatever BP is supposed to be)
Marik
 Player, 171 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 01:17
Re: Character Updates
Yes, or whatever other 2bp asset you purchase (there are a few that give 1bp per turn).
Kendric Winters
 player, 40 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 01:24
Re: Character Updates
Is there a list of buildings and the associated cost (BP) and profitability somewhere?
Kendric Winters
 player, 41 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 01:24
Re: Character Updates
More questions...
quote:
Some of you will see that you have fractions of a BP.  Normally an extra .5bp  and that yoiu can't spend it.  You have two options -  save it until later, or donate it to your Town council for public works.  They CAN spend it as some of the social infrastructure is priced in units of .5bp.  I will have reworked the values (same relationships to each other but all done in whole values) before next Campaign Rules Round.


Is there a third option, where you can get a bond to receive your BP and gain 0.5BP from the bond? That's one way for the town council to fund their infrastructure projects!

Just an idea...
Marik
 Player, 172 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 01:30
Re: Character Updates
Kendric Winters:
Is there a list of buildings and the associated cost (BP) and profitability somewhere?


http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....mpaign_systems:start
Kendric Winters
 player, 42 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 01:31
Re: Character Updates
Guess I found the information on JohnB's website. For everybody in the same boat as me, go to game links and follow the links.
Kendric Winters
 player, 43 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 01:54
Re: Character Updates
Thanks Marik for pointing the rules out to all of us newbies!
DM
 GM, 2226 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 04:54
Re: Character Updates
Thanks Marik

Sorry Kendirc -  I thought I had posted links to those pages a couple of times.  Must have been in PMs or private threads.

Fiddler -  we can work out a mechanic for that -  probably based on the potions rules.  Outpost is looking for developments and wouldn't mind a tavern.   http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....business:hospitality
Adoven
 Player, 213 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 06:54
Re: Character Updates
In reply to DM (msg # 843):

Excuse me. I'm trying to find where the information is on how BP are generated from Turn to turn. I need to figure some projections out if I'm going to try to make some deals.
Fiddler Ashfoot
 player, 37 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 11:46
Re: Character Updates
Are we taking a few days to process BP before heading back out in our adventuring groups?
DM
 GM, 2228 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 12:18
Re: Character Updates
Basically - you earn 1 bp (every Campaign Round)  for every 2 points of economy  in your business.

However, there are some bonuses described in the Merchant House rules.
Kendric Winters
 player, 44 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 14:00
Re: Character Updates
Fiddler Ashfoot:
Are we taking a few days to process BP before heading back out in our adventuring groups?


The BP work is done in a Fuzzy thread so it isn't constrained by time or space :) Meaning you can be in two different Fuzzy threads and a single location thread at the same time.
DM
 GM, 2229 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 15:02
Re: Character Updates
However, it will be a few RL days before we go adventuring  -  we need to see what happens down by the docks  :)
Kendric Winters
 player, 46 posts
 House Winters
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 15:10
Re: Character Updates
It's a damn invasion! :)
Adoven
 Player, 215 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 15:30
Re: Character Updates
By a dueling based city state with a shipyard.
DM
 GM, 2230 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 15:46
Re: Character Updates
and one of your closest neighbours  :)
Kendric Winters
 player, 47 posts
 House Winters
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 15:57
Re: Character Updates
Build an alliance through marriage!
Gehron
 player, 14 posts
 AC:16 HP:22/22 Rage:8/8
 Human Barbarian
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 16:06
Re: Character Updates
I'm thinking of things more "fun" to spend my BP on whilst I work towards farms and the like - A brothel and a gambling den both cost 1BP, and well they will happen anyway, might as well formalise it ;)
Pipre
 Player, 721 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 10 Bombs
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 16:13
Re: Character Updates
already happened, in fact :p
~ Big Job
 NPC e, 8 posts
 NPC - Ex-Bandit Half-Orc
 Barbarian
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 16:25
Re: Character Updates
Yes - I would certainly suggest a visit to the Bottle Nymph  :)  It has some of the best looking girls, and boys, in the area.  And I should know .....
Kendric Winters
 player, 49 posts
 House Winters
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 17:06
Re: Character Updates
Pipre:
already happened, in fact :p


But couldn't there be two of these fine establishments? Two bars, two houses of sin... but I don't believe that Iomedae would find fault... would she?
Gehron
 player, 15 posts
 AC:16 HP:22/22 Rage:8/8
 Human Barbarian
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 18:09
Re: Character Updates
Is there something which easily shows what things are built and where, so I don't suggest building what we already have?
Kendric Winters
 player, 52 posts
 House Winters
Wed 4 Jul 2018
at 18:21
Re: Character Updates
http://rp.baileymail.net/doku...._land:midmarch:start
Check under places and you'll see details
Pipre
 Player, 723 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 10 Bombs
Thu 5 Jul 2018
at 06:31
Re: Character Updates
quote:
Pipre
 player, 93 posts
 Human Alchemist
 AC 16; HP 10/10; 7/7 Bmbs
Wed 25 May 2016
at 12:47

I was thinking of ways I could use alchemy and I thought maybe starting up some tobacco blends that could be sold at Oleg's.


When Fiddler brought up a tobacconist it struck an old memory, a conversation I had in PM with the DM, lol.

Yep, I'd be into making some alchemic cigarettes-- she already uses whisky (and sometimes lamp oil when times are tough) for her healing potions.
Fiddler Ashfoot
 player, 40 posts
Thu 5 Jul 2018
at 09:58
Re: Character Updates
In reply to Pipre (msg # 859):

What would that be mechanically? A workshop? And would we need a farm to supply the “product”?

What do you think of “A Leaf of Faith” for a name?
Safiya Vallani
 player, 41 posts
Thu 5 Jul 2018
at 11:11
Re: Character Updates
In reply to Cass Mordane (msg # 823):

Like Mr. Fiddler, Safiya is also unlikely to start building just yet, she needs more time to take a look around and meet people before it would make sense for her to begin. So, her 1 BP is up for a loan, though I do have long term plans and would need it back the next turn so I can start on them before someone beats me to it.
Rose of the North
 player, 4 posts
 Half Elf Wizard
Thu 5 Jul 2018
at 18:10
Re: Character Updates
I'm also trying to decide what Rose would do. Magic & academics is where her interests lie, but most of those are expensive and might not have a place here until it is slightly more developed.

Would an "Office" structure offering basic magic & scribe services be reasonable? I thought about a scroll shop but since even the most basic level 0 spell scrolls cost 12.5gp, that seemed a bit excessive for a frontier town.
DM
 GM, 2233 posts
Thu 5 Jul 2018
at 19:11
Re: Character Updates
Rose of the North:
Would an "Office" structure offering basic magic & scribe services be reasonable? I thought about a scroll shop but since even the most basic level 0 spell scrolls cost 12.5gp, that seemed a bit excessive for a frontier town.


I think  that would be highly appropriate  :)

And it has made me realise that I haven't  got a specific 'buildings set'  for anything like that - and there isn't even an option for a Caster's Tower.  Jahi would be very disappointed with me!

I'll try to add an appropriate building set over the weekend.  If I don't do it -  remind me  :)

But I need to get all the threads updated, a wedding party thread started and the adventure threads ready.  I assume everyone is ready for both a party and a bit of adventure?
Silvius Cozma
 player, 12 posts
 Human (Varisian) Bard
Fri 6 Jul 2018
at 01:22
Re: Character Updates
So how does one kick off an adventure? Is the DM going to tap us or should I start hanging fliers around town asking for stout swords to go exploring?

I know he had posted the groupings earlier but I don't know how newcomers are going to be looped into things. So far it seems most of the existing players are busy handling their own properties and I'm not seeing a clean way to just insert myself into their business without coming off as even more annoying than intended :P
~ Jensen
 NPC p, 6 posts
Fri 6 Jul 2018
at 01:42
Re: Character Updates
He will kick it off for each group. Likely with an assignment from Henry.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 162 posts
Fri 6 Jul 2018
at 01:52
Re: Character Updates
In reply to Rose of the North (msg # 862):

Rose we're establishing a library at the temple of Iomedae if you're interested.
DM
 GM, 2235 posts
Fri 6 Jul 2018
at 04:34
Re: Character Updates
I haven't explained things as well as I had hoped  (but then the rules/system/documentation has gone through some changes since last Campaign Round) -  I have had two people ask almost the same thing in as many days -  so here is a clarification about the way I am using the rules in this game.







Not sure how it is worded where you saw it  - but the way I have been it in this game is that everyone (who sticks around) will get 2bp as a starting pot -  but not all at the same time.  Unfortunately you newest characters don't get to play in the campaign bit at tjhe moment -  which is why I will be getting the party and adventure threads out and running soon :)

The first bp comes after the completion of the a character's first adventure thread.  The Second bp comes at the end of the second adventure thread.

There are a few reasons for this ....
  • In Game  -  The Character has done something useful and proved to Henry that they practicability and leadership potential.  The PC is then given a group of settlers to help settle down, ease into the new setting etc - and is expected to use some of that labour and skill to build something for themselves. (although that all happens in the background) Think of it as  a social reward for  your service to the New Land.  Henry doesn't give you money -  he gives you land, rights, people ...  And you (as a potential Noble, Merchant Prince, etc)  can make of that what you will.
  • In an OOC sense -  The player has shown me that they are likely to stick around for a while and will be able to fully participate in the game,
  • Challenge -  The better your strategy and tactics -  the better it will work -  and this forces you to work together IF you want to achieve something good later.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the discussions in Tusk this time around.

DM
 GM, 2236 posts
Fri 6 Jul 2018
at 04:42
Re: Character Updates
~ Jensen:
He will kick it off for each group. Likely with an assignment from Henry.



Yep -  probably coming up this weekend -  as I set up a thread for each of the groups, I posted early -  hand out a basic assignment and give you a bit of time  in town for specific prep.

The actual adventures will kick off, while the discussions and some of the Fuzzy threads are ongoing.  In game terms there will have been a few weeks of time in Tusk - between the end of the last adventure threads and the start of the new ones.  It isn't 'down time' as such (and I don't use the downtime rules) because Henry is putting you to use  organising settlers, immigrants and refugees or carrying out patrols with the local guards, just to make sure everything is extra safe and secure ...

It is normally 'Level Up Time' so also gives you time to RP/justify any training, new skills etc  (Yeah, I know it isn't in the rules -  but I (personally) miss some of the old RP hooks that were around in the early days, that have been dropped with newer versions)
El
 player, 80 posts
Fri 6 Jul 2018
at 17:42
Re: Character Updates
Happy belated 4th for any of my American friends, and happy 'hooray, we got rid of them!' day to all my British friends ;)

Took the kids to the beach to see fireworks for the first time, but I'm reading up now. Hope all is well with everyone else.
DM
 GM, 2238 posts
Fri 6 Jul 2018
at 20:23
Re: Character Updates
Hope they enjoyed the fireworks.  And a belated  4th July to all of our US players.  I took my wife (who is American) out to an American diner in recognition of the day.  They had run out of burgers!


In the interim - I have added some heraldry .....

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....arch:midmarchheraldy
Cass Mordane
 Player, 237 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Sat 7 Jul 2018
at 06:11
Re: Character Updates
I think you want those salty sailor types for the Group 3 thread, Boss.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:44, Sat 07 July 2018.

DM
 GM, 2242 posts
Sat 7 Jul 2018
at 06:27
Re: Character Updates
Oh, Budgerigars ....
DM
 GM, 2244 posts
Sat 7 Jul 2018
at 10:25
Re: Character Updates
I just added a new bespoke magical item ....

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....start#building_beans
Kendrick Winters
 player, 57 posts
 House Winters
Sat 7 Jul 2018
at 14:13
Re: Character Updates
DM:
I just added a new bespoke magical item ....

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....start#building_beans


No!... I liked the idea that there was a hint or it was foolery. Pipre and the Beanstalk!  :P
DM
 GM, 2246 posts
Sat 7 Jul 2018
at 14:44
Re: Character Updates
Oh, I enjoyed it as well  :)   But I don't tease people too often or for too long  :)
DM
 GM, 2247 posts
Sat 7 Jul 2018
at 16:20
Re: Character Updates
Rose of the North:
Would an "Office" structure offering basic magic & scribe services be reasonable? I thought about a scroll shop but since even the most basic level 0 spell scrolls cost 12.5gp, that seemed a bit excessive for a frontier town.


Does this work for you?

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....ems:business:magical
Rose of the North
 player, 6 posts
 Half Elf Wizard
Sat 7 Jul 2018
at 16:48
Re: Character Updates
Absolutely! What does the star rating system mean for a business? Does that mean it can double as a "Nice accommodation"? Or that it is a quality business?
~ Brother Florin
 NPC e, 3 posts
 Acolyte at Chapel of
 Abadar in Tusk Town
Sat 7 Jul 2018
at 17:29
Re: Character Updates
The star rating refers to the quality of accommodation that the building provides for the owner, either in the building or a house attached to the business. There is a 'Residential Classifications' link at the bottom of that page for more information about that.
Pipre
 Player, 726 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 10 Bombs
Sun 8 Jul 2018
at 04:58
Re: Character Updates
lol, double checking my inventory, forgot I put like 60 rations on my yak. Yeah, I got us, narlmarche crew.
DM
 GM, 2249 posts
Sun 8 Jul 2018
at 07:11
Re: Character Updates
Whew.  I think I am up to speed with everything I need to respond to.  If you still have something outstanding that needs a response from me -  then tell me.

My next tasks (in no particular order) are ...

  • Re-write the merchant rules so that they reflect my intent a bit more clearly.
  • Incorporate magical Businesses properly
  • Restructure the Businesses section to make it easier for you guys to work with
  • Check Character sheets to make sure that they have all been levelled up and that they are within the rules  :p  (Yeah, I do it occasionally)
  • Finances spreadsheets for strongholds, businesses and individulals

This message was last edited by the GM at 09:37, Sun 08 July 2018.

DM
 GM, 2250 posts
Sun 8 Jul 2018
at 08:22
Re: Character Updates
And the next reminder  :)  (already!)    I am on a roll this week.  Hectic week at work last week and more busy to come-  so a quiet weekend with my head stuck in a computer with my games.  Yeah!  I'm sad  :)

I have seen a lot of PCs talking IC about their plans for the future.  If you are serious about those plans, boil them down to the pertinent facts (bullet points are great) and send them to me as a PM.   I will put them in the Player Information thread link to a message in this game

I read through that every so often when I am thinking about game direction and working out what new material to introduce.  No promises, but greater chances.

If you already have an entry in that thread -  you can update it, If I have it wrong or your character's personal story arc goals have changed.
Fiddler Ashfoot
 player, 43 posts
Sun 8 Jul 2018
at 16:02
Re: Character Updates
Does this iteration of the adventure path include ‘charter’ from the Sword Lords of Restov? What is the legal basis of our development of the ‘Stolen Lands’? I ask so that I can better respond to Andalon’s question in the development thread.
DM
 GM, 2252 posts
Sun 8 Jul 2018
at 16:51
Re: Character Updates
Henry holds a Charter to build a colony to the South of Brevoy  - in the area between the Swamp and the Tors.  You do this under the authority of Brevoy :)  There are other charters to do something similar issued to Var, Drelev and the Wraiths.

As Governor of this new Brevic Colony, Henry has authority to grant both land and Brevic titles (up to a set level)

Does that help?
Safiya Vallani
 player, 46 posts
Sun 8 Jul 2018
at 21:00
Re: Character Updates
Still looking to lend out 1 BP for this turn. Getting something back would be appreciated, but not completely required if it gets used for a good cause.
DM
 GM, 2254 posts
Sun 8 Jul 2018
at 21:05
Re: Character Updates
Henry, in his role of Governor, will happily defer the allocation (and use it to help develop the general infrastructure)  if you don't find somewhere more suitable to lend it.
Safiya Vallani
 player, 47 posts
Sun 8 Jul 2018
at 21:13
Re: Character Updates
That would be perfectly acceptable as well, so that it does not just sit there unused this turn.
Kendrick Winters
 player, 64 posts
 House Winters
Sun 8 Jul 2018
at 21:22
Re: Character Updates
You can also develop in another town. There are multiple fuzzy threads. And I suppose we can continue in the fuzzy threads after we all leave for some crazy adventure too :)
DM
 GM, 2255 posts
Sun 8 Jul 2018
at 21:25
Re: Character Updates
Ringbridge is still open for investment -   and you we can continue some development convesation after  everyone goes out adventuring.

But The governor will happily defer Safiya's award and use it to help build a road (or perhaps a farm)
Adoven
 Player, 220 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Sun 8 Jul 2018
at 21:37
Re: Character Updates
Adoven has a use for that bp, along with Percy's. Between them, I can build a Shallop this turn and have my Town base THIS turn. The extra bp generated can pay back Safiya with interest.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 240 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 00:08
Re: Character Updates
We don't have enough civic options to keep things balanced. Can we hire an army to keep everyone in line and hand out free drugs to keep them happy?
Gehron
 player, 20 posts
 AC:16 HP:22/22 Rage:8/8
 Human Barbarian
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 00:09
Re: Character Updates
Cass Mordane:
We don't have enough civic options to keep things balanced. Can we hire an army to keep everyone in line and hand out free drugs to keep them happy?


Well I'm wanting a gambling den and whore house, so that's an option if drugs won't cut it ;)
Kendrick Winters
 player, 65 posts
 House Winters
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 01:00
Re: Character Updates
Cass Mordane:
We don't have enough civic options to keep things balanced. Can we hire an army to keep everyone in line and hand out free drugs to keep them happy?


Will being unbalanced kill civilization for one round? Only asking the question... it is still the call that the council needs to make.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 241 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 01:02
Re: Character Updates
Being unbalanced allows the DM to roll on the "bad things happen" table.
Kendrick Winters
 player, 66 posts
 House Winters
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 01:15
Re: Character Updates
Cass Mordane:
Being unbalanced allows the DM to roll on the "bad things happen" table.


And that's exactly what we wanted... adventure! OMG don't become a boring politician. If you do that, I get myself appointed an independent investigator ;) and root out the bad politicians that received for gave out kickbacks!
Cass Mordane
 Player, 242 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 01:36
Re: Character Updates
So you get a shop this round rather than after the next adventure. DM rolls. A hurricane hits. Adoven loses a ship. Might be a problem.

"You anger the very gods themselves, man."
"Yer hubris knows no bounds."
"Ya does got nice boots though."

This message was last edited by the player at 01:37, Mon 09 July 2018.

Kendrick Winters
 player, 67 posts
 House Winters
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 01:54
Re: Character Updates
Haha. There may be a shop and with the right (wrong) rolls. There will be a fire and everything goes up in smoke. But the pipesmoke was good. What fun...what chaos...

These views do not represent the views of any character real or on rpol ;)
Kendrick Winters
 player, 68 posts
 House Winters
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 01:56
Re: Character Updates
Kendrick Winters:
Cass Mordane:
We don't have enough civic options to keep things balanced. Can we hire an army to keep everyone in line and hand out free drugs to keep them happy?


Will being unbalanced kill civilization for one round? Only asking the question... it is still the call that the council needs to make.



The decision is still for the council to make.
We can continue the debate, but my opinion is probably not based on fact. It is only that :)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 243 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 02:17
Re: Character Updates
Oh, it is probably something more palatable like a plague that kills 50 townspeople. But Cass does have a reputation to uphold.

"Corrupt politicians? Mordane is as corrupt as they come, but he is sneaky about it."
Kendrick Winters
 player, 69 posts
 House Winters
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 02:28
Re: Character Updates
Is it a coincidence that there is an influx of Pharasma-antic folks at the capital?
_Mother Beatrix
 NPC, 5 posts
 Pharasmin Cleric
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 05:32
Re: Character Updates
*Smiles Sweetly*
Safiya Vallani
 player, 48 posts
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 07:28
Re: Character Updates
In reply to Adoven (msg # 889):

I like the sound of "interest". How does 1 BP return next turn (Safiya will need it to get working on her own plans), and 0.5 BP the turn after that sound? Not too greedy, I hope?
Adoven
 Player, 221 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 12:01
Re: Character Updates
Exactly what I had in mind.
Safiya Vallani
 player, 49 posts
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 12:19
Re: Character Updates
Then it is a deal. Er, we need to do this IC as well, right? Where can I catch your character? Maybe Adoven can go look for investors among newcomers that have been given BPs and do not know what to do with them yet?
Adoven
 Player, 222 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 12:21
Re: Character Updates
You can catch me in the Tusk development thread. I've beeN talking to Percy, and it's obvious I'm looking for investors.
DM
 GM, 2257 posts
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 12:50
Re: Character Updates
You can arrange the deal OOC if you want to - then just confirm it in the Development thread :)
Adoven
 Player, 224 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 13:17
Re: Character Updates
I can edit my post. Safiya, the deal is made.

With 1 bp each from Percy and Safiya, I'm building a Shallop this turn. Granting me +1bp for a Town Base.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:23, Mon 09 July 2018.

Zelona
 player, 12 posts
 Half-elf Druid
 HP: 14 - AC: 17
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 15:08
Re: Character Updates
Hi all - we had some big fires in our town Friday night (california) so I'm still playing catch up. I will post when I can hopefully today or tomorrow at the latest.
DM
 GM, 2258 posts
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 15:33
Re: Character Updates
Hope everything is OK for you.

there has been a lot of stuff over the last few days -  ask if you need anything
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 625 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 15:51
Re: Character Updates
Big fires! We need a city wall ... and a fire brigade.  ;o)

Seriously though, my heart goes out to anyone who has suffered in any way as a result of those fires. It is a problem every summer in the country where I live as well.
Silvius Cozma
 player, 15 posts
 Human (Varisian) Bard
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 22:00
OOC
Do you have a pyramid of greatness? Is it all viking themed?
DM
 GM, 2263 posts
Tue 10 Jul 2018
at 04:43
OOC
*grin*  You threw me there for a minute.  But Google is my friend ...


For people with money to spend.

You can now but Potions, Scrolls and other minor items in Midmarch courtesy of the various temples and caster NPCs.

Rikka can enchant weapons or Armor to +1 - as a special deal and to support  House leMaistre's endeavours -  she will enchant one MW item (per PC) at cost ...

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:59, Tue 10 July 2018.

DM
 GM, 2264 posts
Tue 10 Jul 2018
at 05:24
OOC
And this is where I think we are with investments this round.  If I have got it wrong -  let me know  :)   If you have a ? next to your name -  It means I don't know what you intend to do.  It could be that you said, and I missed a post.

If you are still getting BP from Henry  you can Defer taking them until you are ready.   If you are earning BP from investments  or you can save up BP[*] (or fractions of BPs) to use later.

Character Namedevelopment
AdovenTown Base  (Tusk)
Andalon de LebedaTemple (Tusk)
Mariam doZima WolfeaterLibrary (Tusk)
Cass MordaneLoan to Pipre
MarikLocal Base (Sootscale)
PipreAlchemist (Tusk)
Domitius?
El?
Fiddler AshfootLoan to Tusk
Kendrick WintersShop (Tusk)
Percy ArndellInvest V&A & Defer
Quentin Ragoon?
Quinn?
Safiya VallaniLoan to Adoven
EthankosNo BP this round
GehronNo BP this round
MarcelineNo BP this round
Rose of the NorthNo BP this round
Silvius CozmaNo BP this round
ZelonaNo BP this round
ZirulNo BP this round


(*)  Strictly speaking you can't save BP -  Instead you make a short loan to Midmarch that get repaid on demand  :)  Which is about the same as saving them up.
Zelona
 player, 14 posts
 Half-elf Druid
 HP: 14 - AC: 17
Tue 10 Jul 2018
at 07:39
OOC
Thanks for understanding! I think I'm all caught up and have posted where it matters for me.
Adoven
 Player, 228 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Tue 10 Jul 2018
at 08:54
OOC
Would Pipre be able to supply alchemical Power components? I believe a few, like alchemical grease or sulfur has an impact on Grease spells?
DM
 GM, 2268 posts
Tue 10 Jul 2018
at 09:55
OOC
Not yet.  After the next campaign Round - maybe.  After I have  checked things through :)
Adoven
 Player, 230 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Tue 10 Jul 2018
at 10:08
OOC
Could I at least pick up Alchemist's Fire and a vial of alchemical grease?
DM
 GM, 2269 posts
Tue 10 Jul 2018
at 10:17
OOC
Alchemists fire would certainty be available somewhere in Tusk :)
DM
 GM, 2271 posts
Tue 10 Jul 2018
at 14:02
OOC
Folks

If you haven't done already, please could you check into your adventure threads.  I want to get you back out in the wilds again, next weekend.

And this is your chance to plan  and do any last minute shopping  (I know some of you have gold that should be burning a hole in your pockets  :)
~ Elkin
 NPC e, 5 posts
Wed 11 Jul 2018
at 17:21
OOC
Far be it from me to instigate anything, but did anyone notice that this game is close to breaking 10,000 posts?
DM
 GM, 2277 posts
Wed 11 Jul 2018
at 17:26
OOC
Be careful  :)  I might just delete and old thread or two .....
Silvius Cozma
 player, 17 posts
 Human (Varisian) Bard
Wed 11 Jul 2018
at 21:54
OOC
HAPPY 10,000!
DM
 GM, 2296 posts
Mon 16 Jul 2018
at 06:14
OOC
I have been working on Character information recently -  This includes the 'People Table' that you asked for and Local Influence ratings.  It isn't quite ready for publication yet (still a bit more to do on it), but it should be no surprise that Henry tops the influence list -  with House Lebeda-Ondari, Tusk and V&A shipping all competing for second place.

I have also updated the Player Information Thread.  If  you can't see your goals, of family details (mainly for those of a Noble background) in there then let me know and I will update it.
DM
 GM, 2299 posts
Tue 17 Jul 2018
at 06:07
OOC
Some time ago, I was asked if the list of Characters would be put somewhere accessible - So I have updated it and added a added individual and 'organisation' influence scores.  Only characters with PC (or aristocrat) levels are listed as having  an influence score -  so some Entourage members do have an Influence (mainly because of circumstance). Take the influence with a pinch of salt -  basically it is a measure of how the 'common folk' respond to you - and how my NPCs listen to both individuals and power groups  :)

I am not over fond of the way it is presented, or that it is a PDF file ...  But for those of you who want it, it can be found at

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....midmarchpeople:start
Adoven
 Player, 239 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Tue 17 Jul 2018
at 06:56
OOC
So as of this turn, our Influence in Tusk town will rise by 1 as we move from Local base to Town base? And we have 1 Influence in Ringbridge due to our Local base there?

This message was last edited by the player at 06:57, Tue 17 July 2018.

DM
 GM, 2300 posts
Tue 17 Jul 2018
at 08:01
OOC
This represents Midmarch at the end of this Campaign Round so those are already included  in the calculations :)

Better to think of it as influence across Midmarch as a whole, rather than too specifically
El
 player, 81 posts
Tue 17 Jul 2018
at 19:58
OOC
Allergies suck. -.- Hope all are well!
Cass Mordane
 Player, 254 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Tue 17 Jul 2018
at 20:13
OOC
Layabout is a highly prestigious title.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 169 posts
Tue 17 Jul 2018
at 20:19
OOC
Apologies I've been sporadic in my posting lately I'm back to it now.
DM
 GM, 2302 posts
Tue 17 Jul 2018
at 20:42
OOC
Welcome back  :)
Kendrick Winters
 player, 76 posts
 House Winters
Wed 18 Jul 2018
at 01:58
Re: OOC
DM:
I am not over fond of the way it is presented, or that it is a PDF file ...  But for those of you who want it, it can be found at

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....midmarchpeople:start


Thanks!
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 638 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Wed 18 Jul 2018
at 15:45
Re: OOC
DM:
For people with money to spend.

You can now buy Potions, Scrolls and other minor items in Midmarch courtesy of the various temples and caster NPCs.

Rikka can enchant weapons or Armor to +1 - as a special deal and to support  House leMaistre's endeavours -  she will enchant one MW item (per PC) at cost ...

How does the one time only deal work exactly for getting masterwork weapons or armor enchanted? If I have a masterwork weapon I will pay 1000gp for a +1 enhancement instead of the normal 2000gp? If I have masterwork armour or shield I will pay 500gp for a +1 enhancement instead of the normal 1000gp?

That's an excellent opportunity. I hope I haven't missed the boat.  ;o)
DM
 GM, 2303 posts
Wed 18 Jul 2018
at 15:49
Re: OOC
Correct - and no you haven't  :)  We haven't started combat yet.  Anyone who suddenly remembers in the middle of a fight, is too late  :P
Kendrick Winters
 player, 79 posts
 House Winters
Wed 18 Jul 2018
at 16:57
Re: OOC
DM:
Correct - and no you haven't  :)  We haven't started combat yet.  Anyone who suddenly remembers in the middle of a fight, is too late  :P


Hope this is still available when some us get some gold!
DM
 GM, 2306 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 19:49
Re: OOC
Just a warning -  I will get the adventure threads moving over the weekend.  Better make sure your character sheet is up to date, and you have made all the purchases you need ....
El
 player, 82 posts
Sun 22 Jul 2018
at 05:19
Re: OOC
El would make a small 'loan' to midmarch for the time being, since her husband is not yet ready to make his start. ;)

Apologies for the delay in my responses. We've a fire nearby my parts that is causing a great deal of stress to the areas. I should be fine for now, but will update if things become a bit more unsettled.
DM
 GM, 2310 posts
Sun 22 Jul 2018
at 06:24
Re: OOC
Stay Safe  :)
Adoven
 Player, 244 posts
 Rogue / Bard
Mon 23 Jul 2018
at 03:11
Re: OOC
Re: group 3.....what ever happened to the gem with the Summoning spell bound to it that was found near Crackjaw?
DM
 GM, 2311 posts
Mon 23 Jul 2018
at 05:39
Re: OOC
Good Question  :)

I can't see  it mentioned much beyond Quinn finding it and a couple of detect magic spells.  Unless someone knows otherwise, I'll rule that Quinn still has it.  :)
Quinn
 player, 100 posts
Mon 23 Jul 2018
at 11:31
Re: OOC
Apologies for being absent so long, I just got back into town and I fully intend to get back into it as soon as I catch up on reading.  I had wanted to do so before leaving but between house remodeling (minor but annoying stuff) and family obligations it's been hectic.
DM
 GM, 2322 posts
Tue 31 Jul 2018
at 05:24
Re: OOC
Folks - I am off to the local music festival tomorrow, for a few days of unadulterated sitting around in a field listening to music.    Although to put it in context it is, mainly, a mix of Folk Music and 'Well Past Their Best'  musicians of a 'Certain Age'  :)

I will try and get one more decent(ish) post in each thread before I go -  after that it will be short  responses without maps for a week.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 174 posts
Tue 31 Jul 2018
at 12:06
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 940):

Have fun :)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 259 posts
 Bard, Sword Scion
 Sometime Diplomat
Wed 1 Aug 2018
at 16:03
Re: OOC
I find that I might have time for a second rp game. Any suggestions?
El
 player, 84 posts
Fri 3 Aug 2018
at 14:51
Re: OOC
Will try to post today. Several fires in our area and a new one popped up yesterday that's only about 25 miles from home. I did not abandon you guys just justifiably distracted.

:)
Kendrick Winters
 player, 87 posts
 House Winters
Fri 3 Aug 2018
at 15:01
Re: OOC
Stay safe!
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 648 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Fri 3 Aug 2018
at 15:38
Re: OOC
Real life is always the first priority. We will still be here when you have time to escape from reality for a while.  :o)
DM
 GM, 2326 posts
Sat 4 Aug 2018
at 07:30
Re: OOC
^^^^^^^^^ Those two have spoken my thoughts well.  Thank you gentlemen.
Mariam doZima Wolfeater
 Player, 175 posts
Sun 5 Aug 2018
at 04:12
Re: OOC
i'm sorry but I'll try and post tomorrow morning. I'm just so emotionally exhausted atm.
DM
 GM, 2330 posts
Mon 6 Aug 2018
at 14:31
Re: OOC
I'm back.  Although my head might still be partly stuck in festival mode .....

I haven't seen either Rose (17 July)  or Gerhon (14 July)  for a while while.  Nor have they responded to rMail  queries.  So, watch this space  *evil DM style grin*
Quinn
 player, 106 posts
Wed 8 Aug 2018
at 20:17
Re: OOC
On vacation this week.  Back Sunday!
DM
 GM, 2343 posts
Thu 9 Aug 2018
at 20:54
Re: OOC
And just to complicate things, I am away camping again this weekend.  Re-enacting an English Civil War battle this time though.
El
 player, 85 posts
Sun 19 Aug 2018
at 03:27
Re: OOC
Gives me time to read up! Hello all, and with a thank you for patience, I am finally free to relax and catch up. So far the fires in our area are contained, or at least moving in the opposite direction of home. I now feel less anxious. I hope everyone is well.
DM
 GM, 2352 posts
Sun 19 Aug 2018
at 07:07
Re: OOC
Glad things are looking better.

And just doing a bit of language group testing ....

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:07, Sun 19 Aug 2018.

Percy Arndell
 Player, 406 posts
 Gentleman and Poet
 "Oh. Hello."
Sun 19 Aug 2018
at 11:45
Re: OOC
Doing his bit for language group testing ...
Pipre
 Player, 750 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 9/10 Bombs
Mon 20 Aug 2018
at 15:30
Re: OOC
[Language unknown:  Reslestic hi inma houderughwas virhouort?]

If you do private to language group others can't see it.
DM
 GM, 2356 posts
Mon 20 Aug 2018
at 16:37
Re: OOC
Thanks Pipre -  We were just running a very specific test for a Language Group issue that came up in one of the System Forums.
Pipre
 Player, 751 posts
 AC 18; HP 39; 9/10 Bombs
Mon 20 Aug 2018
at 16:43
Re: OOC
lol, okidoki. Sorry ^^
DM
 GM, 2357 posts
Mon 20 Aug 2018
at 16:45
Re: OOC
No need to be sorry -  I should have explained  :)
DM
 GM, 2365 posts
Sat 25 Aug 2018
at 07:58
Re: OOC
I needed a bit of  'playing time'  this morning :)  I have replaced the Main Game Map with a political map that shows Henry's Ambitions as well as some of the limiting factors.
Fiddler Ashfoot
 player, 56 posts
Sat 25 Aug 2018
at 17:53
Re: OOC
Is it possible to use create water spell repeatedly on Kendrick to get the oil off? I’m not sure how the physics of that would work.
DM
 GM, 2366 posts
Sat 25 Aug 2018
at 17:56
Re: OOC
Oil and water don't mix all that well - which is why we need detergent when we do the washing up :)
Kendrick Winters
 player, 95 posts
 House Winters
Sat 25 Aug 2018
at 18:03
Re: OOC
DM:
Oil and water don't mix all that well - which is why we need detergent when we do the washing up :)


Yes, of course. And this is why Kendrick did ask Pipre for assistance :) Kendrick tried whatever tricks he knew... and now he is thinking of water :)
DM
 GM, 2367 posts
Sat 25 Aug 2018
at 18:12
Re: OOC
Wine works reasonably well  ....  Spirits are even better ...
Kendrick Winters
 player, 96 posts
 House Winters
Sat 25 Aug 2018
at 19:16
Re: OOC
DM:
Wine works reasonably well  ....  Spirits are even better ...


Pokes Pipre :)
Safiya Vallani
 player, 72 posts
Sat 25 Aug 2018
at 19:21
Re: OOC
Would Prestidigitation (clean) help? Available just as soon as Safiya manages to free herself.
El
 player, 87 posts
Sat 25 Aug 2018
at 19:36
Re: OOC
I always loved prestidigitation spells. They always make me so happy, as DM might recall I had a character once who relied on them heavily.
DM
 GM, 2368 posts
Sat 25 Aug 2018
at 19:40
Re: OOC
Yep.  Prestidigitation would work  :)
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 665 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Sun 26 Aug 2018
at 02:48
Re: OOC
DM:
I needed a bit of  'playing time'  this morning :)  I have replaced the Main Game Map with a political map that shows Henry's Ambitions as well as some of the limiting factors.

So, Henry has his eye on land further west, too? The area between the forests of the Narlemarches on the east side of Lake Hooktongue. No doubt Baron Drelev might be nursing similar ambitions.

The game map for Group 0 shows a location called Drowned Trees in that area. I think that was some sort of bandit camp or pirate village, wasn't it. I think there was mention of Henry having sent a group there to clear it out but I'm not sure if that was an NPC thing happening in the background or actually a PC group t