Rafters Pub (OOCs)   Posted by Dread Pirate Robert.Group: 0
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 2 posts
 Master of Fate
Fri 15 Jul 2016
at 05:55
Rafters Pub (OOCs)
This is a place to post out-of-character comments, questions, complaints, and other stuff.

This message was last edited by the GM at 09:21, Sat 16 July 2016.

Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 3 posts
 Master of Fate
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 05:13
Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Character Sheet is done and set up for everyone.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 4 posts
 Master of Fate
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 09:15
Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Regarding 20 Questions...

Personally, I have a hard time conceptualizing a character until I start generating him, so answering those 20 questions is just as hard if not impossible. And while that's just me, I'm sure there are others that have the same problem.

Others, however, come up with a concept before they can generate the character.

Anyway, for those of us so handicapped, you don't need to fill out the 20 Questions at the beginning of character generation. You can wait until after your character is done and then use it to answer the questions.
Seraphine du Rachiettese
 player, 1 post
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 12:11
Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Oh, my, so many players. Hello, all. Seraphine is going to handle the ships socializing/teleportation needs. It's many teleportation needs.

Wow, actually getting to use Porte is pretty thrilling.
Mathurin Berkouchard
 player, 1 post
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 17:37
Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hi all!

Nice to see so many for this game. :)

Mathurin is a Montaigne ethnicity, but raised in Castille. While skilled with a blade, he tends to seek intellectual solutions to troubles first.

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out. :)
Nicoli Mushkov
 player, 1 post
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 18:24
Rafters Pub (OOCs)
7th Sea is rightfully very popular right now - excited to join in the fun.

If you are in need of someone to not understand your civilized culture, Nicoli is there for you.
Edward Port
 player, 1 post
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 19:30
Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Greetings all!

If you have need of a drinking companion, then Edward is your man.  If you have need of a wenching companion, Edward will gladly step to the fore!

And if you have need of a fighter, a person armed with various weapons, posed to take on those who offend you or hold you back from your needs...well, you get the idea.

Drinker, lover, fighter.  All of these and more.


Oh very well, not that much more, perhaps.  But he is loyal.  Earn his friendship, do not betray him and you will have someone to stand beside you in all to come.


(Concept idea: Porthos from the Disney Three Musketeers movie.)
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 5 posts
 Master of Fate
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 22:23
Rafters Pub (OOCs)
It certainly seemed like I'd get a lot of people for this game, which is why I made the set-up versatile enough to handle many characters.

So far, we have 3 from Avalon, 3 from Castille and 3 from Montaigne, and one each from Vodacce, Vestenmannavnjar, Ussura and Crescent.

Those from Avalon, Montaigne, Vestenmannavnjar and probably Ussura would have no problem if we start out in Crieux in Montaigne. It might be a stretch for the others to get there.

On the other hand, I can't see anywhere else that wouldn't cause even more problems, though the lords know the Porte sorceresses can get anywhere.

So, unless anyone has a better idea, or serious objection, Crieux it is.


Also, I have one bonafide crewman for the ship. While I say 'crewman', keep in mind that this is merely referring to someone who is on the ship that would NOT be part of the Adventuring Group. This could be a diplomat or other professional.

The only reason I would like to have two groups is that with this many players, posting on the board would get very confusing.

So, any other volunteers to be part of the ship's complement, rather than in the Adventuring Group?

Tentative name for the Adventuring Group is The Seekers, as in they are seeking the Black Pearl. I'm open to suggestions for a better name.
Christian Neville
 player, 1 post
 Avalon Sailor
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 22:38
Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I am up to being a member of the ship's crew. Being that my character was a third mate of a Sea Dogs ship. He was promoted for extreme bravery despite his young age.

Just so players know his background. He is the Farm kid/privateer combo. My one hope is that we will not be secondary in adventure since we are not the seeking group

One challenge I see is languages. The old game allowed every one to take a common language cheaply. This system is still cheap, but you know them all
Jarrun
 player, 1 post
 Vestenmannavnjar Warrior
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 22:47
Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I am the sole (so far) Vestenmannavnjar in the group, a warrior-caste instead of a merchant-caste.  I would like to have ties to at least one other character coming into the game in the form of a blood debt owed.  (I owe you a debt that will take a deal of time to pay off.  Details can be figured out in private.)
Kalen Macleod
 player, 1 post
 Highland Marches
 Knight Errant
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 22:48
Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I have been in a few games on rpol that took advantage of the language tools provided by RPOL. That adds a very cool element.
Christian Neville
 player, 2 posts
 Avalon Sailor
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 22:57
Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I have as well. I guess my point is that still say there is one player from Vesten, and no other players from there he will be forced to talk to the characters that take linguist. I could see my character knowing a few words from other languages, but not all.

I just thought that the old game had languages down. They were cheap, and you did not have to buy all, but most likely you would have one or two so you were not limited in RP options
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 1 post
 Castille Scientist
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 23:23
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Jarrun:
I would like to have ties to at least one other character coming into the game in the form of a blood debt owed.  (I owe you a debt that will take a deal of time to pay off.  Details can be figured out in private.)

If your Vesten PC has a sense of humor, he could owe the blood debt to Alicia de Larrocha, my Castilian scientist.

She is a little older, say 23, has some physical ability, possibly has Miracle Worker to cure dramatic wounds, but is otherwise pretty much Wits Skills at this time.
Seraphine du Rachiettese
 player, 2 posts
 Montaigne Porte Sorceress
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 23:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Christian Neville:
I have as well. I guess my point is that still say there is one player from Vesten, and no other players from there he will be forced to talk to the characters that take linguist. I could see my character knowing a few words from other languages, but not all.

I just thought that the old game had languages down. They were cheap, and you did not have to buy all, but most likely you would have one or two so you were not limited in RP options


All characters start with languages equal to their Wits (p163). This generally means their home-nation language and Old Thean. I looked out for this specifically, because I personally abhorred 1st Edition's use of languages (want to play an Avalonian in a Vodacce game? That'll be a four to five point 'appearing in this picture' surcharge).

Seraphine could also be part of the ship's crew. Well, not it's crew so much as a passenger. She's part of the Montaigne diplomatic network, and having it well known that she travels around on the Southern Wind allows just a little more confusion to circulate about her true intentions and location.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:34, Sat 16 July 2016.

Christian Neville
 player, 3 posts
 Avalon Sailor
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 23:38
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
thank you that solves my question. Makes languages much better.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 2 posts
 Castille Scientist
 may work a miracle or two
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 23:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I am likely to have Linguist.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 6 posts
 Master of Fate
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 23:59
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Separating the characters into two groups is only for starting out. Once the adventure is underway, characters can swap groups as needed or desired.
Gabriela Torres
 player, 1 post
 Castille
 Aristocratic Scholar
Sun 17 Jul 2016
at 10:47
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Gabriela has Linguist. She's a young Castillian aristocrat and scholar.
Edward Port
 player, 2 posts
 Avalon Fighter
Sun 17 Jul 2016
at 14:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I would say that if needed, Edward could be slotted into either of the main groups.  So, I can either be part of the Seeker group or the crew.  If part of the crew, then he may be a "marine" or what have you.  Brought on board for mainly his fighting skills but otherwise a random crew member.

So, either works for me.  I will adjust my character build to fit either.
Mathurin Berkouchard
 player, 2 posts
 Castille Swashbuckler
Sun 17 Jul 2016
at 17:46
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Mathurin would fit better in the Seekers. His quest is for knowledge, so what better? :)
Jarrun
 player, 2 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
Sun 17 Jul 2016
at 17:49
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Since it looks like Alicia is taking up my offer for the character tie, Jarrun will be part of whatever group she starts on.
Gabriela Torres
 player, 2 posts
 Castille
 Aristocratic Scholar
Sun 17 Jul 2016
at 17:58
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Gabriela will be a Seeker; her grasp of shipboard skills is a bit... lacking :)

(At least she can swim if the ship suddenly starts steering downwards.)
Marcelo Marino
 player, 1 post
 Vodacce Swordsman
Sun 17 Jul 2016
at 20:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Greetings everyone from the lone Vodacce scound... upstanding citizen.  I would definitely be better suited for ship-board (that being my background).  Whatever we decide for languages is fine, but if the game is based in Montaigne, I will take that as my extra language.

Looking forward to this.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 7 posts
 Master of Fate
Sun 17 Jul 2016
at 21:16
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
The adventure will start in Montaigne, but probably won't stay there long.

And remember, everyone can speak Old Thean, so no problem communicating with each other.
Christian Neville
 player, 4 posts
 Avalon Sailor
Sun 17 Jul 2016
at 22:12
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Fellow Avalon and Sailor Background Characters. I sailed with a Sea Dog Privateer Ship. I am wondering if any Player wants to tie background together
Edward Port
 player, 3 posts
 Avalon Fighter
Mon 18 Jul 2016
at 06:10
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Christian Neville (msg # 25):

Edward hails from Avalon, so if you would like to tie together that way, no problem with me.  My past is still in flux, but I have no problem linking up.
Kalen Macleod
 player, 2 posts
 Highland Marches
 Knight Errant
Mon 18 Jul 2016
at 16:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
A wandering Knight Errant with the soul of a Warrior Poet.

Edward, if your background is still in flux, perhaps a fellow knight?
Jarrun
 player, 3 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
Tue 19 Jul 2016
at 02:35
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I suspect I'll be posting tomorrow on the gathering thread.  But there's some background material we are still working on.
Alain Gaspard
 player, 1 post
 Montaigne Aristocrat
Tue 19 Jul 2016
at 09:32
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hello, I am a distant relative to L'Emperor. One of his many distant cousin and nephews. I worked in the government, but I am now a gentlemen Adventurer.

I will be a member of the seekers
Samira al'Anwar
 player, 1 post
 Cresent
 Sailor/Swordsman
Tue 19 Jul 2016
at 11:59
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hello all, just got finished with designing Samira and was wondering if any of you had any reason to be in contact with the Crescent or not? She is a ship's officer and swordswoman, just throwing it out there to see what my link up.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 11 posts
 Master of Fate
Tue 19 Jul 2016
at 17:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Working on detailing the ship, but I was thinking that the Avalon ship had been captured by pirates at one point, then captured from them by Vodacce, which is when Marcelo became captain of it. That puts it down in the Crescent area, so that might be the best bet.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 14 posts
 Master of Fate
Tue 19 Jul 2016
at 23:21
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm still waiting on character sheets to be filled out for:

Edward Port
Jacques d'Apcher
James Walker
Kalen Macleod
Mathurin Berkouchard

Once your sheet is done, I'll give you access to the active posting thread.


If you need any help with your character, just let me know.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 5 posts
 Castille Scientist
 may work a miracle or two
Wed 20 Jul 2016
at 03:45
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Alicia would prefer to join the Seekers group. Which would mean that Jarrun would too.

Of course, Alicia could be comfortable on board a ship too, if there is a possibility of switching or of defending the ship.
Mathurin Berkouchard
 player, 3 posts
 Castille Swashbuckler
Wed 20 Jul 2016
at 15:18
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Dread Pirate Robert:
I'm still waiting on character sheets to be filled out for:

Edward Port
Jacques d'Apcher
James Walker
Kalen Macleod
Mathurin Berkouchard

Once your sheet is done, I'll give you access to the active posting thread.


If you need any help with your character, just let me know.

I've still got to get my Story together and some gear/personal details, but the sheet is updated otherwise. :)
Christian Neville
 player, 11 posts
 Avalon Sailor
Sat 23 Jul 2016
at 16:29
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I wonder if we lost Marcelo. He Private message me saying he was the Captain, and I have not heard form him since. Also, he has not posted.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 15 posts
 Master of Fate
Sun 24 Jul 2016
at 03:43
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I think he's still around. Besides the usual RL issues, you need to keep in mind that not everyone runs on the same schedule.
Christian Neville
 player, 12 posts
 Avalon Sailor
Sun 24 Jul 2016
at 04:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I have been in Rpol for a couple years. I realize that but I find when people post 1 time sometimes it is a bad sign. Either they quit or bad RL has happened
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 16 posts
 Master of Fate
Sun 24 Jul 2016
at 22:52
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
So, here's where we stand.

James Walker's player lives in Rio, right near the Olympic Village, so things have gotten a bit crazy for him, and may stay that way until the Olympics are over. So I'm just going to say he's aboard the ship for now. If he doesn't return, then maybe he'll get washed overboard in the first storm.

The other player I haven't heard from for over a week now, so I'm thinking he's not going to be joining us.


That means that the ship is ready to sail. I'll put up a post to that effect sometime tomorrow. That gives you one more day to do whatever you need to do to get ready.

Any last minute questions?
Jarrun
 player, 19 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
Sun 24 Jul 2016
at 23:35
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Dread Pirate Robert (msg # 38):

Alicia and Jarrun will be on the ship.  There's been lots of development there, but don't leave without us.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 18 posts
 Castille Scientist
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 25 Jul 2016
at 03:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I will post entering aboard the ship shortly... well maybe in a few hours...

This message was last edited by the player at 03:55, Mon 25 July 2016.

Mathurin Berkouchard
 player, 5 posts
 Castille Swashbuckler
Wed 27 Jul 2016
at 14:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
As will I.
Gabriela Torres
 player, 8 posts
 Castille
 Aristocratic Scholar
Wed 27 Jul 2016
at 20:17
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Sorry about that - I composed a post a few days ago, but must have failed to send it.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 17 posts
 Master of Fate
Thu 28 Jul 2016
at 21:46
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm getting there! I just got swamped all of sudden... trying to get caught in the midst of more swamping!
Christian Neville
 player, 15 posts
 Avalon Sailor
Fri 29 Jul 2016
at 00:03
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Just curious. If, the Captain does not come to play. Will there be a NPC. I can rework character slightly. I could of received ship as reward from Sea Dogs.
Alain Gaspard
 player, 5 posts
 Montaigne Aristocrat
Fri 29 Jul 2016
at 20:53
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Dueling is so much more lethal. Combat use one raise equals one wound. A duelist uses one raise, and he does wounds equal to their weaponry which would be probably 3 considering Starting Skill level rules
Christian Neville
 player, 16 posts
 Avalon Sailor
Sat 30 Jul 2016
at 00:23
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Awesome you are back Marcelo. Problem solved.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 30 posts
 Castille Scientist
 may work a miracle or two
Sat 30 Jul 2016
at 00:26
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Was there a problem?
Christian Neville
 player, 17 posts
 Avalon Sailor
Sat 30 Jul 2016
at 00:37
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
We thought we lost a player that was playing the Captain, but he is back
Christian Neville
 player, 19 posts
 Avalon Sailor
Sat 30 Jul 2016
at 05:20
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
This is a modern interpretation of the Duties of a Captain

Responsibilities of the Captain

 This is the top maritime job, that of a Master or Captain on board a cargo or passenger ship. A Captain is, simply, overall in charge of the entire vessel and the highest authority at sea. More specifically, he is in charge of safety of the crew, vessel and cargo. He is charged with ensuring that all international and local laws are followed properly, and that all management policies are fully complied with.

He is responsible for the navigation and discipline of the crew. In addition, although the Chief Engineer is directly responsibility for the ship’s machinery or engines, the ‘Chief’ reports to the Captain on all operational matters, and the movement of the Engines are under the Master’s control.

If, I remember right that Passengers were actually considered as Cargo thus subject to the Captain.

Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 19 posts
 Master of Fate
Sat 30 Jul 2016
at 05:37
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Somewhere I'd heard the word 'supercargo' applied to passengers. I think it was used to differentiate crew from passengers, but also cargo from passengers. Even though that's not the true definition of supercargo, it's the term I'll use.

Technically, it could be construed as accurate. The supercargo is a person aboard a ship who is responsible for someone's cargo being shipped. So you could say a passenger's possession are her cargo, and since she's responsible for it, that would make her supercargo.
Jarrun
 player, 37 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 20:53
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In other news.  GenCon next week, which I'll miss this year.  But they said they'll be mailing the new books to kickstarter backers after GC.  I can't wait.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 36 posts
 Castille Scientist
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 21:04
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Christian Neville:
This is a modern interpretation of the Duties of a Captain

A Captain is, simply, overall in charge of the entire vessel and the highest authority at sea.</Blue>


Most captains derive their responsibility from one or more ranks of authority above them. Kings. Admirals and such. Unless he is a pirate, of course.

The Seekers are not line officers or warrant officers. They are civilians who have contracted transportation. At least one of the Seekers will be telling the captain what they want he, the ship, and the crew to do for them.

Think of this man, or woman, as an admiral...
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 37 posts
 Castille Scientist
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 21:12
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I've been going to GenCon for 35 years or so. It's much too big for its own good nowadays, but it still has things that aren't at any other Game Con.
Christian Neville
 player, 20 posts
 Avalon Sailor
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 22:19
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Again, I think you are incorrect. I agree with your idea that a ship derives authority from a government. I would have to believe that this ship would be the same whether by letter of Marque or Registered privately to a country.

The Seekers would of purchased the right passage which would place them under the Captain's direct authority on items regarding the ship.

I agree there would be a contract stating what service would be rendered, but none the less that does not diminish, or grant higher authority then a Captain. Example, if there is a rule not to drink on the ship, and a passenger was found drinking they would be subject to the Captain's Authority under Maritime law. One would think the Captain would handle it differently with them than the crew.

But, I will defer to the IC Captain and the ST
Nicoli Mushkov
 player, 15 posts
 Ussuran Wanderer
 Sailor, Marine
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 23:59
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Looks like the books are in the mail unless you are in Australia.  Should have mine soon.  Anyone planning on playing 7th Sea at Gencon?  Not going this year, and it's been many years since I went, but I did get in a 7th Sea LARP my last trip.

I agree that it is too big - I end up liking the gaming at my local cons better.
Jarrun
 player, 38 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
Tue 2 Aug 2016
at 00:19
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
So, I guess what we need from the GM is a little bit of clarity to resolve the disagreement.

1. Is the ship privately owned?  Does it have a commission via a governmental navy?  Is the captain of the ship the owner, or is the owner a non-sailor who has hired a skillful captain to keep his/her interests afloat?
2. Are the Seekers simply passengers?  Or does the Seeker's have a formal charter for the full use of the vessel and crew?  (IE: Who determines the goals/etc of the ship?)


The ship's captain has absolute authority over its crew, but until we figure out whether the Seeker's are paying the bills as a whole or are simply riding along, the rest is still in the air.


I figure some of this would be hammered out in game, but some of it will really need to have been addressed before anyone stepped foot on the ship.
Christian Neville
 player, 21 posts
 Avalon Sailor
Tue 2 Aug 2016
at 01:30
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Very Well said, I sort of think it is a combo of Charter and Privately owned.

But again, I think you defined the issues well.
Edward Port
 player, 14 posts
 Avalon Fighter
 Sailor on Crimson Wind
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 16:10
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I take it that we are awaiting final word from Dread Pirate before continuing?


Because honestly, if it's that the captain is NOT the captain of his own ship, I'm going to have a little...disassociation/disagreement with that.

Whether or not it affects the rest of the game, I have no idea.  But it definitely needs to be nailed down, especially since it's already affected how some people have responded to certain...intriguing actions already taken.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 20 posts
 Master of Fate
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 20:06
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Marcelo is not only the captain of the ship, but he is also the owner. At the present time, the ship is not registered to any country.

He and the ship are always subject to the local authority of whatever port they put in to.

The Explorer's Society has chartered the ship for the Seekers, even though the Seekers, individually, may be along for their own reasons.

There has been some speculation that the Black Pearl may be a Syrne artefact, or it may be a cursed item. It is the former that interests the Society... outside of the reputed value of the pearl, and, of course, the reward being offered.

While the charter is in effect, the Seekers tell the captain where they wish to go, but it is generally up to the captain to decide how and when to get there. He still has final say; for example, if the Seekers wanted him to sail into a whirlpool, he would have the right and authority to say NO.

It is up to the Seekers to decide when the charter has been completed: the Pearl is found and delivered to someone willing to pay for it.


Does that answer everyone's questions?
Jarrun
 player, 39 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 20:10
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I think that answers the out of character questions nicely.  Thanks.
Gabriela Torres
 player, 10 posts
 Castille
 Aristocratic Scholar
Fri 5 Aug 2016
at 17:52
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Apologies for not posting: had some RL issues to deal with.

Now with a new portrait.

If anyone saw the old British series The Onedin Line, that had the interesting dynamic of the owner aboard and the captain - the owner employed the captain, but the captain was still in charge of the ship. Which led to a few arguments :)
Lydie Desjardins
 player, 14 posts
 Montaigne Porte Sorceress
 Ship's Doctor
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 13:28
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
So, the meeting thread seemed like it was for the Seekers only.

Are any of y'all around? This seemed to kind of grind to a halt.
Jarrun
 player, 42 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 15:01
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I tried to get a little bit of conversation going on the departure thread.
Jarrun
 player, 44 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 18:37
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
And woohoo!  I just unboxed my deluxe edition from the kickstarter campaign.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 22 posts
 Master of Fate
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 19:33
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yep. Still here. Game is still going. Just had a crappy week and weekend last week. Still getting caught up.
Nicoli Mushkov
 player, 16 posts
 Ussuran Wanderer
 Sailor, Marine
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 22:47
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm with Lydie that I am unsure what the crew should be doing (or where we should be posting) now that the seekers have their gathering and the ship has left Crieux (which seems the logical end of the first thread.)

And jealous of that deluxe edition, Jarrun,  but I have my regular book in hand and adventures in mind.
Alain Gaspard
 player, 10 posts
 Montaigne Aristocrat
Thu 11 Aug 2016
at 03:12
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I am thinking of running a game called 'A Distant Land.' Eventually, the players will sailed to the Eastern shores of Rokugan. If, any player is interested in playing in it. Please contact me. I am also asking for patience from the players. I am really interested to see how to make mechanics flow for PbP.
Eisen
 player, 1 post
 Eisen
 Mercenary/Duelist
Wed 17 Aug 2016
at 00:18
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hello! Eisen Merc for hire here. Can someone give me a quick run down of how best to introduce myself to the party?
Alain Gaspard
 player, 12 posts
 Montaigne Aristocrat
Wed 17 Aug 2016
at 13:37
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
My suggestion Eisen is not being part of the ship's crew. We already have a marine and a man at arms. I would suggest that you are part of the seekers. The shawl is all about preventing wars and doing good. They are not certain the Black Pearl is not a weapon or at the very least a reason for nations to fight. So, they have you in the seekers. Currently the seekers are meeting with the Captain to discuss the voyage.
Eisen
 player, 3 posts
 Eisen
 Mercenary/Duelist
Wed 17 Aug 2016
at 17:36
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hmm. Good idea. I'll make him a Seeker then. Just as well, he's useless around a boat except for fighting.
Christian Neville
 player, 23 posts
 Avalon Sailor
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 22:01
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I am still her. Just waiting for game to move along. Seems most of the Seekers have gone quiet. Really want to play, so lets all post
Nicoli Mushkov
 player, 17 posts
 Ussuran Wanderer
 Sailor, Marine
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 22:51
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
We sailors are waiting...
Lydie Desjardins
 player, 15 posts
 Montaigne Porte Sorceress
 Ship's Doctor
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 22:52
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Christian Neville:
I am still her. Just waiting for game to move along. Seems most of the Seekers have gone quiet. Really want to play, so lets all post


Yeah; nothing for the ship folks to do right now...
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 23 posts
 Master of Fate
Fri 19 Aug 2016
at 04:25
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Although the ship's crew hadn't been told of the destination or the reason for it, the captain also hasn't been trying to keep it secret, so someone could overhear what he's saying and pass it on to the crew.

It's conceivable that one of the crew might know this sailor.
Edward Port
 player, 15 posts
 Avalon Fighter
 Sailor on Crimson Wind
Fri 19 Aug 2016
at 14:03
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Well, the Seekers are all in the cabin of the captain.

So, unless one of us was eavesdropping, the Crew is not likely to overhear.


So, while the Seekers are actively involved, the Crew is, for all intents and purposes, background at the moment.  Nothing for us to actively worry about.




I was curious as to how the division into two groups would work.  I'm...a bit concerned if this is to be the manner of things.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 39 posts
 Castille Scientist
 may work a miracle or two
Fri 19 Aug 2016
at 14:12
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
You know...

On one level, Alicia won't have a whole lot to talk about with many of the Seekers, let alone crew, with her professional interests.

But, as we have seen, Alicia can create situations in which most everyone can join in and communicate. :)
Jarrun
 player, 47 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
Fri 19 Aug 2016
at 14:47
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm hoping after this initial meeting, there will be more of a chance to integrate the two groups as we come to face the same obstacles.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 24 posts
 Master of Fate
Fri 19 Aug 2016
at 20:06
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
The two groups was because there were so many characters. Usually, more than six characters in a group gets very unwieldy and confusing, so I was taking a preventive measure up front by splitting them into two groups.

The general intent was that each group could pursue different avenues... such as the ship's crew would know their way around the docks while the others would know their way around the better parts of a city. Or an adventure on the shore as opposed to inland.

There was no fixed reason for the groups to be locked in... a group exploring inland could easily be half and half.


As I said above, though, the crew would know that if the captain leaves his door open, which he has in this case, it's because he's not expecting the meeting to be secret.
Jarrun
 player, 54 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
Thu 25 Aug 2016
at 12:30
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Did we lose people?  I apologize if it looks like my character is monopolizing the conversation.  It turns out he is more outgoing than I had originally envisioned.
Eisen
 player, 6 posts
 Eisen
 Mercenary/Duelist
Thu 25 Aug 2016
at 17:09
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Well Eisen is the quiet sort. Nominal grunts is the most people get out of him. He mostly reacts to most people, never giving his own opinion unless asked. Perhaps I should make him more outgoing. He does have a gallows sense of humor though.
Jarrun
 player, 55 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
Thu 25 Aug 2016
at 18:17
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Haha.  I tried that too, but that plan wrnt right out the window within a post of two.  I blame Alicia.  :p
Gabriela Torres
 player, 13 posts
 Castille
 Aristocratic Scholar
Wed 7 Sep 2016
at 19:37
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Sorry for not posting - broke my computer :(
Samira al'Anwar
 player, 10 posts
 Cresent
 Sailor/Swordsman
Wed 14 Sep 2016
at 13:08
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Just a note, I don't believe the sailors are in that meeting. They're sailing the ship, please correct me if I'm wrong.
Edward Port
 player, 16 posts
 Avalon Fighter
 Sailor on Crimson Wind
Wed 14 Sep 2016
at 14:11
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Samira al'Anwar (msg # 83):

*is sailing the ship, carousing with the newbs, showing them the ropes*

*holds up rope*

See?
Alain Gaspard
 player, 20 posts
 Montaigne Aristocrat
Wed 14 Sep 2016
at 14:21
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
"As you said, local talent would be best. How about if Christian tries his hand at that? Are you okay with that, Mr. Neville?"


When the Captain said that it sort of opened the door that the sailors were there
Eisen
 player, 13 posts
 Eisen
 Mercenary/Duelist
Wed 14 Sep 2016
at 22:14
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Sorry I've been away for the most part. Been sick. Feeling better though and am ready for action.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 28 posts
 Master of Fate
Thu 15 Sep 2016
at 00:02
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yes, the meeting is being held on the main deck. The ship is already docked, and anything that still needs done can be done by the NPC sailors.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 30 posts
 Master of Fate
Sun 25 Sep 2016
at 08:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Apologies for another delay. I was going to start new threads for each of the groups today, but I was sick all day. Hopefully, I'll get to it tomorrow.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 36 posts
 Master of Fate
Wed 28 Sep 2016
at 05:24
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Okay, posts are up for each of the sub-groups that went ashore. If you can't see one for your character, let me know. I may have gotten the Group numbers mixed up.
Alain Gaspard
 player, 22 posts
 Montaigne Aristocrat
Thu 29 Sep 2016
at 01:14
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
no thread is available for me
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 37 posts
 Master of Fate
Thu 29 Sep 2016
at 04:57
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Apologies for that. I didn't understand which sub-group you wanted to join. I thought I asked you this, but I must have forgotten to actually post it.

So, asking now.
Alain Gaspard
 player, 23 posts
 Montaigne Aristocrat
Thu 29 Sep 2016
at 07:32
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Second, I could go with the First Lieutenant as it is not strange for a patron to support a ship.


I believe the First LT was going to the Harbor Master
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 39 posts
 Master of Fate
Fri 30 Sep 2016
at 05:48
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yes, I saw that you wrote that, but I'd lost track of who the 1st Lt. was!

You should be all set now.
Alain Gaspard
 player, 24 posts
 Montaigne Aristocrat
Fri 30 Sep 2016
at 16:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Ah, Samira's Character
Samira al'Anwar
 player, 13 posts
 Cresent
 Sailor/Swordsman
Mon 3 Oct 2016
at 13:35
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yep, I'm going to the Harbormaster's with Seraphine, and anyone else that would care to.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 46 posts
 Master of Fate
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 04:53
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I suppose everyone was waiting on me... other than RL stuff, I have no idea where the last two weeks went. I can't even use the hurricane as an excuse.

Anyway, for future reference, if you are waiting more than two days for a response from me, REMIND ME! More than likely I read a post and then forgot to reply, or I'm waiting for someone to post, or... I just had a brain-fart.


What about Alain? I was sort of waiting for him to post.
Vilhelmas Tomas
 player, 1 post
 Noble Scholar
 Sarmatian
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 15:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Just let me know when it is alright for me to start posting.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 53 posts
 Castille Scientist
 may work a miracle or two
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 19:52
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
So, Eisen is your secret twin, eh?
Eisen
 player, 18 posts
 Eisen
 Mercenary/Duelist
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 00:07
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
BROTHER!!! My uh, Not-Poland brother....
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 48 posts
 Master of Fate
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 05:33
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Alicia and Jarun have made it out to the site, Vilhelmas, so you can start posting with them now.
Eisen
 player, 20 posts
 Eisen
 Mercenary/Duelist
Thu 27 Oct 2016
at 14:42
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Nikoli, you still with us? Otherwise it's me. Sitting alone at a bar. Crying into my pint. Kidding. Esiens don't cry.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 56 posts
 Master of Fate
Sun 20 Nov 2016
at 04:45
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Posting... and therefore I assume enthusiasm has died down. So just checking interest in this game. Is there anyone still here that would like to continue?

If for some reason you aren't happy with the way the game is going, drop me a PM and let me what you'd like to see to make the game fun and interesting for you.
Eisen
 player, 21 posts
 Eisen
 Mercenary/Duelist
Sun 20 Nov 2016
at 13:06
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'ma just waiting on my thread to continue. I'm all for continuing.
Jarrun
 player, 62 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
Mon 21 Nov 2016
at 12:55
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Still interested.  Had some things keeping me busy for a while there, but I haven't left yet.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 57 posts
 Castille Scientist
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 21 Nov 2016
at 13:29
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
The months or so before Thanksgiving are usually the busiest for me in the year, with the week just past being the busiest. I'm still here!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 57 posts
 Master of Fate
Tue 22 Nov 2016
at 22:04
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yes, that's another issue this time of year. The holidays often have extra draws on our time and energy, particularly for those with families.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 66 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sun 1 Jan 2017
at 03:55
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 69 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Mon 9 Jan 2017
at 18:42
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Well, it looks like there are only 3 players left in this game: Alicia, Jarrun and Lydie.


So it looks like I either need to pull the plug on the game, or, if the three of you still want to continue, recruit more players.

On the other hand, I could just continue it with the three of you. I'm willing if you are.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 59 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 9 Jan 2017
at 20:13
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'd like more experience with the 2.0 rules.

My busy time of the year is fading, and I should have more time from now on.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 73 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Fri 27 Jan 2017
at 21:28
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Now down to 2 players, so I think the game has finally died.


Trying to recruit new players is an option, but I don't see much chance of success with that.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 60 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Fri 27 Jan 2017
at 22:06
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Unfortunately, I agree.
Jarrun
 player, 63 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Wed 8 Feb 2017
at 21:44
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Sorry all.  I had some things pop up and I didn't have the energy or spoons to hop on rpol for any game for a good long time.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 74 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Fri 17 Feb 2017
at 19:29
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
There seems to be only two players left: Alicia and Jarrun.

It's up to you to as to what you want to do.

1. continue the game with just the two of you;

2. recruit a few more players;

3. or should I go ahead and delete the game?
Jarrun
 player, 64 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Sat 18 Feb 2017
at 15:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I actually had a good time coming up with the background tie with Alicia.  However, I'm wondering how we would proceed with the original storyline with only the two of us.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 61 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Sun 19 Feb 2017
at 06:07
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Let's think about this. No hurry is there?
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 75 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 05:09
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Jarrun, did you mean the original storyline with you and Alicia, or the game storyline?

In the case of the game storyline, that was mainly a hook to get people interested. It doesn't have to be pursued further. It was always up to the players what they wanted to do.


And, no, Alicia, there's no hurry.


I posted this in most of my games, but missed a few.

2.5 weeks ago, I went to the ER with stomach pains and two days later, had my gallbladder removed surgically. So I'm still recovering. Pain is mostly gone, but so is my energy, so I'm slow to get to things.

Add in a crisis at home with mom, and internet problems today... so, really, no hurry.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 76 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Thu 9 Mar 2017
at 17:30
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Another player said he was interested in 2nd Edition, so he might show up soon. And bring a few of his buddies.

Meanwhile, do you want to continue to pursue the Legend of the Black Pearl? Or should I come up with a new story arc? Suggestions are also welcome.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 63 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Thu 9 Mar 2017
at 18:31
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
If the new player brings a lot of buddies, perhaps they should sound off. :)
Etienne D'Emeraude
 player, 1 post
 Swashbuckler
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 17:28
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Alicia de Larrocha (msg # 118):

Here's the first of those buddies ^^
Hiya!
At least one more to come!
Jarrun
 player, 65 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 19:01
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yay cool.
Etienne D'Emeraude
 player, 2 posts
 Swashbuckler
 Montaigne
Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 06:53
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
So, kindly enlighten me.
What is the current situation ?
I would be part of the Seekers if that is still applicable.
Or maybe I only joined at a later point ?
EDIT: am enlightened now.
Well in parts only, most obviously.
Did not quite get the reason for all the fuss between Alicia de Larrocha and Alain Gaspard

This message was last edited by the player at 11:56, Fri 17 Mar 2017.

Arax
 player, 1 post
Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 13:43
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Also one Buddy here!

Will go through the rules around 30/3 when on airplane.
But eager to start.

Is there some function on the crew unfilled?
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 64 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 14:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Etienne D'Emeraude:
Did not quite get the reason for all the fuss between Alicia de Larrocha and Alain Gaspard

Alain believed that the captain of the ship was God as well, and Alicia thought he was merely the captain of the ship.

It probably did not help that was is a snarky man and she is an uppity woman.
Jarrun
 player, 66 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 15:34
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
And somehow the Vesten had to be the rational voice?!  How did that happen??

FYI.  This is still the game where I have the worst grasp of the rules.
Etienne D'Emeraude
 player, 4 posts
 Swashbuckler
 Montaigne
Sat 18 Mar 2017
at 10:03
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Alicia de Larrocha:
Etienne D'Emeraude:
Did not quite get the reason for all the fuss between Alicia de Larrocha and Alain Gaspard

Alain believed that the captain of the ship was God as well, and Alicia thought he was merely the captain of the ship.

It probably did not help that was is a snarky man and she is an uppity woman.

The aggression and antagonism involved for such a minor thing (leader or no leader, who cares, never been in a game with a leader, never seen any need telling everybody else what to do, consensus suffices well enough, no need to be bossed about, can only cause unnecessary friction) right at the start of a game, however, is... daunting... even off-putting.
Indeed, the more I think on it, it may have been instrumental in people dropping away.
Roleplaying is supposed to be fun (in my book anyway), there's no need for bickering, quarrels and contention among fellow players. And it did not stop but continued over some time, picked up again even when it was already resolved, or seemed to be anyway.

Well, whatever, that's the past.

Have to complete pondering those 20 questions and delve into Step 7.
Looks like I have two weeks to do so.
Oh, and I don't know the rules either, but they are not complex, right. They are story-telling based and not simulationist, so it should work out well. Delving into the setting might be the bigger effort there ^^
Arax
 player, 2 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 09:50
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I am thinking of playing a criminal thug/sailor type.

Are we pirates or what is the theme of the game and situation? I would like to put the backstory to good use.
Etienne D'Emeraude
 player, 5 posts
 Swashbuckler
 Montaigne
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 10:32
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
^^
I'm still grappling a bit with the notion that each character is already a well-known (and well-travelled) 'hero' or otherwise important personage :D
Step 7 confuses me a bit, too. The 'personal quest' idea somewhat clashes with the major plot for the whole group, i.e. the search for the Black Pearl.
Cannot see at the moment how a personal thing, rather thickly linked to Montaigne, could be pursued with everyone coming from a different Nation ^^

There's also the matter of introduction of the character.
I take it we ant to pursue the Black Pearl plot further, i.e. we continue onwards to Vendel.
Have Etienne and Arax been with the ship from Crieux or do they enter at a later Point, e.g. has there been some other reason why these two are at Wandesborrow at the moment ? Or maybe they just enter at Vendel ?
Some GM direction may be helpful. In essence I'm fine any way, just need to know, so I can 'rig' my backstory to be at the right point at the right time :D
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 65 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 12:48
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hey! 7th Sea is a fun game!

Don't struggle/worry/introduce sh*t that makes for rough/tough going.

The "Search for the Black Pearl" is an overriding story arc that moves the general plot along. Within that scheme, we can interact, impose our will, or get imposed upon!

If Etienne (and/or Arax) need something/someone to stir up trouble, I'm sure Alicia can do that... in spades... if it should be necessary. :)
Jarrun
 player, 67 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 12:49
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Arax.  We aren't pirates.  Originally, players could choose to be sailors on a chartered ship or members of the Seekers who are following up on rumors of the mythical Black Pearl.

As for personal goals and how they interact/conflict with the larger story... that could lead to some excellent rp.  Jarrun's goals involve uncovering lost lore in general, but a few things in particular that turn him from a linear brute into a more rounded individual.  I suspect part of the entire genre is that every character has a story to explore.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 78 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Wed 22 Mar 2017
at 19:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
IT'S A CONSPIRACY!

Finally recovering from my surgery, I get a cold last week. Wound up coughing half the nights so didn't get much sleep, making me tired the next day.

Then on Thursday and again on Friday, my computer picked up its own virus!

Somewhere along the way, I misplaced my brain. Been looking for it ever since.

The next mission may have to be The Search for Dread Pirate Robert's Brain!
Jarrun
 player, 68 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Wed 22 Mar 2017
at 19:42
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
(Hides the box under the tarp.)  No problem sir.  we'll get right on it.  :p
Arax
 player, 3 posts
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 18:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Eisen Vitaliembruder

Name will be : Klaus Stuerzdenbecher
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 66 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 18:46
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Jarrun:
As for personal goals and how they interact/conflict with the larger story... that could lead to some excellent rp.

Alicia would like to try her experiments on willing guinea pigs, out-of-luck shmucks who are dying, good-spirited friends!.
Jarrun
 player, 70 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 18:52
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hey now.  Jarrun's not a schmuck.  He may have been dying when we met, but he's at least a nudnik.  (Had to look that one up too.)
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 67 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 18:53
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Jarrun:
Hey now.  Jarrun's not a schmuck.  He may have been dying when we met, but he's at least a nudnik.  (Had to look that one up too.)

Good-spirited friends!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 79 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 20:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Just so you know... guinea pigs aren't pigs and they aren't from Guinea!
Klaus Stuerzdenbecher
 player, 4 posts
Tue 28 Mar 2017
at 15:57
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I will be good to go within this week
Etienne D'Emeraude
 player, 6 posts
 Swashbuckler
 Montaigne
Tue 28 Mar 2017
at 16:18
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Klaus Stuerzdenbecher (msg # 137):

Actually I'm struggling with background, specifically how and when I meet everybody else
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 68 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Tue 28 Mar 2017
at 17:55
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Perhaps you were at Death's Door, you made it alive to wherever Alicia was at the time, and she saved your bacon...
Etienne D'Emeraude
 player, 7 posts
 Swashbuckler
 Montaigne
Tue 28 Mar 2017
at 18:01
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
A Castille saving a Montaigne? Requires some Background connection I dare say.
Naturally I did serve in the war or I never would have been accepted with the Musketeers.
Maybe the Montaignes, actually preferably mercenaries, were about to burn some books or something and I ... nudged... them not to?
Father Carlo Eldersan
 player, 1 post
Thu 30 Mar 2017
at 09:07
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Poor innocent father Carlo seems to be un high demand at the moment :)
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 69 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Thu 30 Mar 2017
at 09:40
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
So, Carlo, are you the same as in the game where I was Lila?
Etienne D'Emeraude
 player, 9 posts
 Swashbuckler
 Montaigne
Thu 30 Mar 2017
at 09:48
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Father Carlo Eldersan (msg # 141):

You are the only reason for anybody to get back into town rather than straight for Vendel :D
Father Carlo Eldersan
 player, 2 posts
Thu 30 Mar 2017
at 09:59
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Alicia de Larrocha (msg # 142):

Quite possibly :) as I never really got to try him out intuit game I was glad to be given the chance to give the priest a go here
Jarrun
 player, 72 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Thu 30 Mar 2017
at 11:16
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Do we need a separate thread for those going to see Father Carlo?
Etienne D'Emeraude
 player, 10 posts
 Swashbuckler
 Montaigne
Tue 4 Apr 2017
at 04:47
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hmm.
Perhaps we ought to continue in the one provided rather than wait?
Jarrun
 player, 73 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Wed 5 Apr 2017
at 12:10
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
So, Father Carlo, Etienne, Jarrun.  Am I missing anyone?


And Dread Pirate Roberts was having some health and computer problems last I heard.
Etienne D'Emeraude
 player, 11 posts
 Swashbuckler
 Montaigne
Wed 5 Apr 2017
at 13:03
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Jarrun (msg # 147):

I thought Alicia was with us, too ?
Jarrun
 player, 74 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Wed 5 Apr 2017
at 13:24
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Alicia is the thorn in Jarrun's side is always welcome wherever Jarrun wanders.  I didn't know if she was going to join us at the church, though.
Etienne D'Emeraude
 player, 12 posts
 Swashbuckler
 Montaigne
Wed 5 Apr 2017
at 13:26
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Jarrun (msg # 149):

Yeah, stupid me, I thought you were referring to who is still in the game ... and I forgot about Klaus while doing so ... :P
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 70 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Wed 5 Apr 2017
at 18:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Jarrun:
I didn't know if she was going to join us at the church, though.

If Alicia can also be a thorn in Father Carlo's side, of course she would come along!!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 80 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Fri 7 Apr 2017
at 21:37
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Still have the usual shortage of energy, and crashing early in the evenings... well, earlier than I used to do. Midnight to 4am used to be my prime posting time, but I think I've managed that only once this year so far.

Days just seem to disappear and I don't where they went!

Mom's been diagnosed with cancer again, but the tests haven't come back saying what kind. Preliminary is multiple myalomas, so she's now in Hope Hospice (after going to long-term care, then the hospital)... but she's actually getting better at the moment. We're just not sure what that means...
Etienne D'Emeraude
 player, 13 posts
 Swashbuckler
 Montaigne
Sat 8 Apr 2017
at 08:14
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Uff, that's tough news for sure.
Father Carlo Eldersan
 player, 7 posts
Thu 20 Apr 2017
at 08:00
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Sorry for Father Carlo being a bit obtuse just waiting for our glorious GM to answer a few questions I've PM'd him so I can give more specific answers :)
Jarrun
 player, 79 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Sun 30 Apr 2017
at 20:09
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yay new content for 2nd Ed Kickstarter folks!
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 75 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 1 May 2017
at 00:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm out of the email loop. Is there another one?
Jarrun
 player, 80 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Mon 1 May 2017
at 02:37
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Nations of Thea Vol 1 and Vol 2 preview.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 76 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 1 May 2017
at 02:56
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Got it. I guess my emails are slower.
Etienne D'Emeraude
 player, 20 posts
 Swashbuckler
 Montaigne
Wed 24 May 2017
at 07:25
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Well, it sure looks like a re-ignition of this game has failed.
I withdraw from the game.
Thanks for the brief time.
Enjoy and have a good time !
Father Carlo Eldersan
 player, 10 posts
Wed 24 May 2017
at 07:34
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Sadly I to am withdrawing from the game due to the lack of movement over the last month or so.

Thanks for the opportunity to participate and hope you all enjoy your gaming in the future
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 82 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Thu 25 May 2017
at 03:47
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
My apologies.

I've been having a hard time keeping up with all my games, plus I was expecting the rest of you to resolve the meeting with Father Carlo and return to the ship.

I should have stayed on top of it more, and posted to move things along.

As I've said in other games, if you are waiting on me for a post, send me a PM to let me know that that's what you are doing. Otherwise, I let you just post on your own.

Anyway, so that leaves us back with Alicia and Jarrun.

Do you still want to continue?
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 77 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 29 May 2017
at 05:35
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I would be tempted to continue. Even though I am a backer of Edition 2.0, I'm probably never going to play it again.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:35, Mon 29 May 2017.

Jarrun
 player, 81 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Tue 30 May 2017
at 15:36
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm sure Jarrun and Alicia could get into trouble together.  I'm still here.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 83 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Tue 30 May 2017
at 18:48
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Okay, then the game continues (as long as I remain conscious).

Seriously, if I don't get to do a post early in the day, then I'm usually too tired in the evening to think straight, so posting goes right down the drain.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around this, because this is completely backwards from what I was doing up till my surgery. I just can't see to get back on track.

During the day, I do chores and run errands as needed, but that doesn't take any energy, just time.

Pfui!
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 78 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Tue 30 May 2017
at 18:51
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Take your time!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 84 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 00:13
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yep. Just trying to figure out what I need to do...


But, we've got a new player.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 1 post
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 00:37
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hello everyone! :)
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 79 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 02:18
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hello!
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 2 posts
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 04:30
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hi, it is going to take me a day or three to totally put together my character and be ready to play him, so bear with me if the GM strikes inspiration before that occurs.

I just looked back in the ooc and I see that you guys are down to only 2 players (3 with me)? Maybe we can pitch some ideas to the GM to get his creative juices flowing?
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 80 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 04:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Well, if you don't mind my saying so, the character with your present Avatar was a major .... problem... for Alicia in an earlier scene. :)
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 3 posts
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 06:05
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I am not married to it, if you would like me to change it
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 81 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 08:46
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
If you like it, I like it!
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 4 posts
Thu 8 Jun 2017
at 21:53
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
So, I finished my character, barring anything I may have done wrong or that's inappropriate. :)

Time to start reading back on threads to see what I've missed, I guess :)
Jarrun
 player, 82 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Fri 9 Jun 2017
at 15:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Welcome to the game.  I just got back from some travel and can now respond better.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 6 posts
Fri 9 Jun 2017
at 15:30
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
And the GM gave us a jump start to get going too. :)
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 82 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Fri 9 Jun 2017
at 17:18
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Jarrun:
Welcome to the game.  I just got back from some travel and can now respond better.

And, I'll be leaving on a short trip, Tuesday through the 18th. It's possible, but unlikely, that I'll be able to post in that time.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 83 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Wed 21 Jun 2017
at 14:20
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm not only getting old, but I'm feeling old! I'll post tonight.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 86 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Tue 1 Aug 2017
at 00:02
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
So, it's been a month since Jarrun signed in.

And, I'm losing interest in 7th Sea 2.0. I haven't yet downloaded the last two publications from Wick & Co., and haven't really looked at the two before that.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 12 posts
 HP: 0
Tue 1 Aug 2017
at 03:02
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
:(
Apparently that was insufficiently meaningful. It's too bad you're losing interest. Other than heroes and villains, I thought that the splats so far have been good, and significantly improved the game.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 87 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Tue 1 Aug 2017
at 03:23
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Vasily Pavlychenko:
I thought that the splats so far have been good, and significantly improved the game.

Well, to me, 2.0 seems inferior to 1.0 in most every way.

i) The attempt to utilize a narrative sequence is particularly irritating and artificial. Even four players in a tabletop game is too many.

ii) Character creation is too generic, uninteresting, and just boring.

iii) Most GMs do not have the knowledge/expertise to run a decent game imo. All four games I played in at GenCon last year exposed this.

iv) Have the Swordschool issues been fixed?

v) I could go on and on...
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 13 posts
 HP: 0
Tue 1 Aug 2017
at 05:25
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yeah, I think character creation would benefit from 5 extra advantage points. I am not sure what the problem is with swordschools, honestly; other than being so expensive, they seem to work; they certainly are very advantageous in combat.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 88 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Tue 1 Aug 2017
at 05:29
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yeah, in the initial feedback I suggested that the Artist and Merchant skills should be offered for background, but never even got the courtesy of an acknowledgement.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 89 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Thu 3 Aug 2017
at 01:20
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yeah, Jarrun hasn't checked the board in over a month now, so I guess he's gone.

That's a shame, since that was a good plot.


One of the advantages of RPoL as far as the GM is concerned is that there is time to look up anything that you don't understand or remember. But, I know what you mean about GM's not being able to run a 7th Sea game. I find myself wondering if I'm getting it right. Part of me thinks that it's 'just another RPG' and it should have the same elements, only the mechanics are different. But I also get the impression that I may be missing something, that I'm not quite capturing the 'feel' of the game.

Perhaps that's why I haven't been able to keep players.

Or possibly it's my sporadic posting.

As far as 7th Sea 2e goes on RPoL, we can modify it to suit us, so any drawbacks it may have can be 'fixed'.


Anyway, the question now is: should I try to recruit a few more players? Or is this game effectively dead?
Jarrun
 player, 84 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 14:48
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm sorry for my long absense from rpol as a whole.  Things got... difficult to say the least.

I am withdrawing from half of the games I had previously joined, but keeping this one if I can.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 14 posts
 HP: 0
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 15:11
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Welcome back Jarrun. :)

I think you should recruit more players, especially since Jarrun is back. ;)
Jarrun
 player, 85 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 15:24
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Thanks.
I'm now down to this game plus 3 others.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 90 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 18:58
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Ha! I'm down to only 28 games that I'm GMing!

It was relatively easy when I started them... just that this year has become an utter mess... computer problems, hospitalization, internet problems, mom in the hospital and long-term care...


I'll wait for Alicia's response before I try recruiting more players. I can't imagine that'll have any success, though, since I think most of the players who are interested have already joined and bailed.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 89 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 20:34
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Well, as Jarrun and I managed 50 posts between the two of us, three should be pretty easy.

My advice is to stress swashbuckling adventure rather than Rules when you recruit. Characters would be 7th Sea 2.0, but you can include/insert House Rules as you will...

edit: not Swashbuckling Adventures, the d20 version!

This message was last edited by the player at 05:17, Sat 12 Aug 2017.

Jarrun
 player, 86 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Mon 7 Aug 2017
at 21:02
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
To be honest I know almost nothing about the rules for either 1.0 or 2.0, so for me the key is the ability to explore the individual stories and goals in the midst of the overarching plot.

Setting up scenes where the players can talk and explore without absolutely needing a response from a GM has helped me in rpol games specifically.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 91 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Thu 17 Aug 2017
at 00:51
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
That's generally my philosophy... you shouldn't have to wait on the GM in order to post and do some role-playing.


I've been dragging my feet a bit... need to put up a Posting Rules thread. It's not meant to be an absolute rule, but just suggestions to help improve the game for some players that need it.


Anyway, put up a Players Wanted post, so hopefully we'll see some response.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 90 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Thu 17 Aug 2017
at 10:37
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm at GenCon thru Sunday.
Albert Ravenkamp
 player, 1 post
 Eisen Marine
Fri 18 Aug 2017
at 09:34
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Howdy folks!

I'm Albert, your "friendly" (as friendly as folks from Eisen get) Eisen marine.  I'm going to have to sit down with y'all and figure out how exactly he fits into the story, but if anyone wants to create some tie ins ahead of play, I'm more than amenable to it!
Jarrun
 player, 87 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Fri 18 Aug 2017
at 13:54
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm always up for some historical ties.  Prior to joining up with Alicia, Jarrun was a wandering professional pugilist.  He would earn his travel money either by working as an able seaman or in the ring.
Albert Ravenkamp
 player, 2 posts
 Eisen Marine
Fri 18 Aug 2017
at 13:58
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Excellent!  Well, Albert's a marine (and a dabbler when it comes to fisticuffs), so perhaps they served on a ship together?
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 92 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 18:48
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Still alive!

As bad as Hurricane Irma was, it wasn't all that bad. Almost no building damage has been reported, not even broken windows, but signs and lots and lots of trees have been uprooted.

15 million people without power. It's starting to come back online now, but probably won't have it at the house for another 2-3 days. Posting from a friend's workplace, which never actually lost power because it was part of the evacuation route.

All we had were a few roof leaks, and the backyard fence got blown down.
Jarrun
 player, 90 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 18:57
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm glad you made it through relatively unscathed.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 93 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 00:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
10.5 days without power!

 Lost power on the 9th just around noon as the hurricane passed by.

 No power, no AC, no lights, no stove/microwave/toaster oven, no hot water, no TV, no computer, no modem, no internet.

 Florida. Summer. Hot. Humid. Sat around in the dark and sweated. Didn't sleep well, didn't eat much.

 Couldn't go anywhere since most places were also without power.

 For a few days, gas was scarce, because most gas stations didn't have power, and so couldn't pump gas. The few that either had power or emergency generators had long lines and then ran out of gas. Tried getting by on ice, but so was everyone else, and ice quickly sold out.

 Finally got power back about 8:30 last night.

 So now we're cleaning up the mess.

 It'll probably be another day or two before I get caught up on all my games.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 92 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 12:30
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
You must live around Naples, then. My cousin lives around Tampa and was much more fortunate.

The main thing is that you are alright!
Jarrun
 player, 91 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 12:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yup.
I'm actually considering putting my name in as an emergency responder through my office for a disaster team.  Every time I see how bad things can get when disaster strikes, I want to help however I can.

Here's to recovery.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 94 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 18:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yeah, live 3 communities north of Naples... four if you count North Naples.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 95 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sun 1 Oct 2017
at 01:23
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Taking longer than I thought to clean up.

The big issue right now is cleaning up all the debris lining all the side streets. A news report the other night said it was estimated to be 4 million tons. The downed trees and branches, if they dry out, could wind up being a gigantic fuse! And the interior material from houses that got flooded are out on the street and starting to turn into a biohazard from the mold. Most of the flooded houses have been condemned now because of the mold growing inside.

To further complicate things, my internet provider seems to have had some damage to its wires or towers or whatever because I've been fighting with them all week. I can't stay connected for more than about 15 minutes at a time, although it's been better today. I write something and go to post it and find I've lost internet connection and the post also disappears.

While it's not all that big of a deal, it means I wind up playing tag with the internet... matching time and energy with when I'm online!


Anyway, hope everyone is still here.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 93 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Sun 1 Oct 2017
at 07:49
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I am in Italy until the 12th, then go to a mini-Con until the 15th evening.
Jarrun
 player, 92 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 11:53
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Still here and back to normal work hours for me.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 96 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sat 21 Oct 2017
at 14:26
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Bleh. Struggling to get back into this game. With so many players dropping out/disappearing, I've just had a hard time refocusing on this game.

Since I haven't deleted it yet, it's not quite dead, so one last attempt to reboot this...

If anyone is still here, still interested, speak up!

If you have any ideas for where you'd like the story to go, also speak up!
Albert Ravenkamp
 player, 3 posts
 Eisen Marine
Sat 21 Oct 2017
at 14:49
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
A suggestion?  Do a role call and clear things out.

And I'd love to start playing!  ... You'll just need to figure out how to introduce my character.
Jarrun
 player, 93 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Mon 23 Oct 2017
at 16:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Still here.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 16 posts
 HP: 0
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 04:40
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Still here, just trying to figure out how to fit in.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 94 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 04:42
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Also here...
Jarrun
 player, 94 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 11:52
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
For those who are looking for ways to get introduced, unless you already have a plan, Jarrun had spent the past few years traveling from port to port as a pugilist ring fighter before his run-in with some rather murderous types and joining this quest at Alicia's side.

I'm open for ties.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 99 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 14:12
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Glad to see everyone is still around. Plus Albert recruited two new players; working on getting them done.
Albert Ravenkamp
 player, 4 posts
 Eisen Marine
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 15:12
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Jarrun:
For those who are looking for ways to get introduced, unless you already have a plan, Jarrun had spent the past few years traveling from port to port as a pugilist ring fighter before his run-in with some rather murderous types and joining this quest at Alicia's side.

I'm open for ties.


Ties are always good!  Drop me a PM when you're around today and we can figure something out.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 95 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 06:54
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
For game purposes, Alicia had been at the University in Altamira for several years.

While I won't object if another player wishes to create a Background with her, I don't have any trouble in 'creating' links with other characters going forward.

Alicia's history in the Cast has several possible hooks, but she has lots of interests that are not necessarily mentioned there as well.
Jean Sauvage
 player, 1 post
 Montaigne Swashbuckler
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 11:00
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
(Temporary avatar, I'm chronically indecisive)

Anyway, Hi! I'm leaning towards a Ship's Captain, myself. Possibly Probably with ties to the Brotherhood of the Coast, but we'll see what happens when I have a chance to hash out something concrete.
Carmen the Jenny
 player, 2 posts
 Eisen Jenny
 Reputation: Beautiful
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 16:32
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hi everyone!

There's a house rule I've seen for this system that I think is pretty cool. It's a three dot advantage that gives you two of the dueling abilities and they call it A Bit Of Knowledge. Gives some of the flexibility of being a duelist without the fluff and the five dot cost. Thoughts?
Jarrun
 player, 95 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 16:50
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
To be fair, of all the games I own and play, this one is the one I know the rules and balance factor the least.  When we get into actual combat, I will likely be lost until I see things in action a few times.
Albert Ravenkamp
 player, 5 posts
 Eisen Marine
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 17:05
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Carmen the Jenny:
Hi everyone!

There's a house rule I've seen for this system that I think is pretty cool. It's a three dot advantage that gives you two of the dueling abilities and they call it A Bit Of Knowledge. Gives some of the flexibility of being a duelist without the fluff and the five dot cost. Thoughts?


Given the massive disparity between duelists and non-duelists, I'm all for this.  And this is coming from someone who took duelist.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 17 posts
 HP: 0
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 17:18
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
There's already a book advantage like that; it gives you parry, slash, and one other basic manuever of your choice, for a 3 pt advantage.

It is called Student of Combat.
Carmen the Jenny
 player, 3 posts
 Eisen Jenny
 Reputation: Beautiful
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 17:25
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
There is?  O_o

I see Honest Misunderstanding, Bar Fighter, Boxer, Bruiser, Brush Pass, Camaraderie, Deadeye, Dynamic Approach, Fencer, Foul Weather Jack, Masterpiece Crafter, Opportunist, Ordained, Patron, Quick Reflexes, Rich, Signature Item, Sniper, Tenure, and Virtuoso for the 3 dot advantages.

 Are there more books out for this system than just the core?  If so, I may be super off base. =X
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 18 posts
 HP: 0
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 17:31
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yes there are the Nations Book 1 & 2, the Heroes and Villains book, the Pirate Nations book, and the Crescent Empire book. They all have at least some additional advantages. Student of Combat is in Heroes & Villains and in Nations of Theah Volume 1.

Here's the full text:

STUDENT OF COMBAT
You learn the Slash and Parry Maneuvers, as well as
one Maneuver (not a Style Bonus) of your choice
and can perform these as a Duelist does. The
Duelist Academy Advantage is considered a 3-point
Advantage for you.
Carmen the Jenny
 player, 4 posts
 Eisen Jenny
 Reputation: Beautiful
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 17:35
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Golly.  Okay, when I went to the JWP website there was just the core rulebook mentioned, so I thought there weren't any others.  I'll have to see if DriveThruRPG has them for sale! =X

Thank you, Vasily!  House rule request rescinded on account of it already being a thing!
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 19 posts
 HP: 0
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 17:51
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
DriveThruRPG should have them, since that is where kickstarter backers download them. I've actually seen a couple of them in our local RPG store as well.
Jarrun
 player, 96 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 17:55
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Speaking of kickstarter...

I really need to see what all I've been given and actually read them.
Albert Ravenkamp
 player, 6 posts
 Eisen Marine
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 18:20
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I've got a lot of reading ahead of me tonight...
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 20 posts
 HP: 0
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 18:42
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Witht he additional books they've really fleshed out/eliminated most of the holes in the core. The only things that still niggle me that're left are; how to make sword schools useful when dealing with brutes, without being completely overwhelming, and how to make minor challenges meaningful.

Hero point economy still strikes me as kinda wack. You can't save them session to session, and they can be hard to generate, and soem characters need boatloads of them (like super-panamax sized boat), while others can pretty much take them or leave them without any concern. To me it seems that if you're going to have heavy and light users, the heavy users should come with more built-in ways to generate them; they will cycle through them a lot, but it won't be that they suddenly feel useless because they ran out of juice and have no way to generate more.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 21 posts
 HP: 0
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 18:55
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Oh, I forgot, there was one other thing: automatic dramatic wounds; they need definition. It is unclear from the rules whether they fill up the wound boxes up to the next dramatic wound or if they just fill the dramatic wound box. Both present issues, of a sort.

If it is the latter, then everyone should be carrying like 20 pistols everywhere, to deal with Villains; once a firearm (or other such ability) is used on someone, there's little point to try to use anything that DOESN'T do automatic dramatics, because it will almost certainly never catch up (especially on Villains, who have loads of flesh wound boxes). But, with the former, the more powerful the Villain, the more powerful the gun (or other effect) becomes, also, the less wounded they are, the more powerful it is (measured in number of wound boxes filled).

I don't know if there's a good answer for that, but, ultimately, the answer determines a lot about how fights will go.
Carmen the Jenny
 player, 5 posts
 Eisen Jenny
 Reputation: Beautiful
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 19:04
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Given you can spend raises to reduce the wounds a gun deals but cannot negate the dramatic wound, it seems like you only deal a dramatic wound + the wounds from raises, as opposed to all wounds necessary to get you to and then also including the dramatic wound.  I see what you mean about that causing problems for people attacking in more general ways, since the only downside to losing wounds is that it gets you nearer to a dramatic wound.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 96 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 19:22
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I participated in four official 'games' when 2.0 was presented.

Only one of the GMs was able to carry the Rules Mechanics at all well. And, in my opinion, few GMs would have the knowledge/ability to be able to conduct a game very well, whereas most any GM can utilize 1.0.

My impression/opinion was/is that the proactive/FATE approach would only work well with four or fewer player-characters at a table.

There are a few interesting ideas in 2.0, but lots that are just bad. The combat mechanics were terrible, although it seems (from what I read here) that some corrections have been attempted since... which should have been made before the game was introduced, after all!

In perspective, I am 70 years old, have been playing RPGs since 1976 and 7th Sea 1.0 since 2001, and GM'd nearly 100 game sessions of those Rules.

Edit: I haven't bothered to download the latter books, and Wick Productions hasn't sent me any of the Pirate Booty that was promised in the Kickstarter.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:24, Wed 25 Oct 2017.

Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 22 posts
 HP: 0
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 19:41
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Oh, I got all of my pirate booty and have downloaded all the books, plus ran and played IRL. It definitely has a learning curve; it takes at least 2 or 3 sessions before things start going smoothly (and that is if you are focusing on learning the mechanics through play, as opposed to actually playing).

"Given you can spend raises to reduce the wounds a gun deals but cannot negate the dramatic wound, it seems like you only deal a dramatic wound + the wounds from raises, as opposed to all wounds necessary to get you to and then also including the dramatic wound."

See, I don't read that as being some sort of sure fire intent one way or the other; you can only reduce the additional wounds beyond the dramatic wound, sure; that doesn't say anything about wounds caused by getting an automatic dramatic wound.

When this came up in my IRL group, someone scoured the Internet and could find no official comment about it and no hard and fast consensus about it either; people go both ways. And both ways encounter logic problems; one way guns do super-highly variable damage, while the other they do consistent damage, but cause other weapons to, apparently, do basically nothing.

Given that the argument you made is for them to mark only the dramatic wound, consider this: if someone (who we'll say has the typical 5 wounds per dramatic) is shot (by a gun) then hit squarely with a sword (say, with a lunge, doing a pretty hefty 6 pts of damage), would you expect the sword to do pretty much nothing, simply because they already have a gunshot wound? I certainly would not expect that. That problem gets even worse with Villains, who have a number of boxes between dramatics equal to their rating; it is not uncommon for them to have like 10 or more; one gunshot and suddenly trying to do anything with raw damage is pointless.

Another way to look at that is that it means the gunshot only does 2 points of damage; mark a dramatic wound and a single wound box; everything else is just raises. In other words, they are only for finishing the enemy. That can be good, but it does mean that Villains should just be gunned down, and never waste raises on trying to hit them with a sword (or fists, whatever), since the wounds generated in that way will simply be wasted.
Carmen the Jenny
 player, 6 posts
 Eisen Jenny
 Reputation: Beautiful
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 19:48
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I won't contest that the rules are unclear here, just tossing out my kneejerk reaction from what I read.  I'm a newb to the system, so grain of salt, definitely.

I think "villains should always be gunned down" is true.  But your example of "a lunge after a gunshot should still do something appreciable" makes a lot of sense to me.  Do you have a preference on which interpretation is used, Vasily?
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 97 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 20:03
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Well, you have my opinion of 2.0. I have no interest in learning any of fine-points of the Mechanics, new or revised.

The last I knew, Resolve and Brawn had no effect upon Flesh or Dramatic Wounds, or the Death Spiral. That's enough to disqualify 2.0 from serious consideration IMO.

This message was lightly edited by the player at 20:04, Wed 25 Oct 2017.

Carmen the Jenny
 player, 7 posts
 Eisen Jenny
 Reputation: Beautiful
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 20:04
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Was this originally a 1e game, and then it got converted into a 2e game?  (I stomped on into the game without realizing if it was ever not 2nd Edition. =X)
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 98 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 20:06
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
The original game was published in 1999. The Second Printing, in February 2000, corrected a few issues.

Edit: 1.0 was the usual action/reaction of RPGs going back to the beginning. 2.0 is the collaborative FATE version, which is completely different.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:08, Wed 25 Oct 2017.

Carmen the Jenny
 player, 8 posts
 Eisen Jenny
 Reputation: Beautiful
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 20:08
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Sorry, I mean the Legend of the Black Pearl game, not 7th Sea as a franchise.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 99 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 20:10
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
It always was a 2.0 game.
Jarrun
 player, 97 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 20:11
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
This was announced originally as a 2.0 game.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 23 posts
 HP: 0
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 20:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
My preference, as far as which worked better in IRL play with my group (keep in mind this can change drastically from group to group, given, as Alicia says, that this is a heavily collaborative style of game) was the filling the flesh wound boxes up to the dramatic wound when an automatic dramatic wound is dealt. It allows characters to be the "I don't like guns" type and not be pointless in group fights against Villains.

BTW Alicia; they didn't revise mechanics, so much as add Advantages (and Backgrounds, Sorceries, and Dueling Schools) to fill in the gaps. Some of the new stuff (like Student of Combat) make some of the mechanical issues (like duelists vs non-duelists in combat) less of a problem (almost everyone can find a way to fit in a 3 pt advantage; if they can't it only takes a 3 step story to make up for it). If you prefer an action/reaction gameplay style, then 2.0, no matter what they add, will never be quite right for you, I think.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 101 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Thu 26 Oct 2017
at 00:12
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Cripes! Go to sleep for a few hours and suddenly the board erupts in posts!

After reading through all these, I'm not so sure I want to GM this game any more!

Just kidding. Although, in my defense, I tend to focus on the 'story' aspect of the game rather than the mechanics. I've always found that mechanics tend to take too long to resolve online, though some go better than others.
Jarrun
 player, 98 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Thu 26 Oct 2017
at 00:38
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Mutin... I mean... hey cap'n.  Don't mind us... we're... um... playing cards.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 100 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Thu 26 Oct 2017
at 03:36
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Vasily Pavlychenko:
BTW Alicia; they didn't revise mechanics, so much as add Advantages (and Backgrounds, Sorceries, and Dueling Schools) to fill in the gaps.

There's so much not to like about 2.0. But, PbP may be the only way it can work for me.

My greatest frustration with 2.0 is that the Mechanics work against the story rather than with it- again IMO.

If a GM knew a lot about most everything in history, science, and applied technology, just to name three fields, then that GM might be a good collaborator. The problem is that most GMs are not. I argued with one GM that he did not understand how hardened steel worked, so how could he Rule as he wanted to do? Some others just don't know much about history.

How does one collaborate if the GM doesn't have a clue?

The whole idea of requiring a player to continue with his approach, even though the circumstances may have changed, makes no sense in a collaboration!

Anyway, I'll give it a try.....
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 102 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 00:34
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm a science fiction geek, so I tend to know a lot about science tangentially. For example, I was creating my own science fiction game many years ago because I simply didn't like the universe any of the other games were set in. Or didn't like the mechanics. Or just felt they missed too much. One of things I did in my game was 'create' all these exotic elements... borrowed from SF and comics. The transparent Amazonium that Wonder Woman's plane and bracelets were made out of became amazium in my game. Anyway, I felt compelled to stick it into the periodic table, and said that these were all heavy elements up beyond the transuranics. I explained it by saying that once the next electron shell was filled, the elements became stable.

As it turns out, scientists now think there is an island of stability at some point.


Likewise, I started working on a world atlas for Earth for Space: 1889, and wind up researching a lot of data on history of countries around the world.

So, not only do I know a bit about science AND history (though I hated history in high school), I tend to research a lot of material before I decide on a post.

Hopefully, that'll help me with the interactive game.
Jean Sauvage
 player, 2 posts
 Montaigne Swashbuckler
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 00:53
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I don't think you'll have a problem, personally! It seems like a fun system, to me at least.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 102 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Fri 27 Oct 2017
at 01:20
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'll give one of the three other GMs credit for listening to me about how paper, ink, and cursive writing (as well as a watermark) appear/is made. I got seven raises for analyzing a message my character found, and gave the GM seven points on it to consider.

At least he was trying!

On one of our trips in Italy, to Fabriano at the paper museum there, I saw how paper was created roughly since the 12th century.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:25, Fri 27 Oct 2017.

Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 105 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Sun 29 Oct 2017
at 06:55
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
"This player has not yet created a description for their character."

By the way, Albert? How can you be a leader in recruiting new people, yet be a follower in not (yet) providing us with Albert's Description?

Just askin'
Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 3 posts
 Montaigne Swashbuckler
Sun 29 Oct 2017
at 07:26
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I suspect because Albert and I have been discussing making our two characters brothers (thus my name change) and he found it prudent to make sure the details were finalised before putting anything up.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 106 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Sun 29 Oct 2017
at 10:56
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Aha! That is a reasonable excuse justification if the Description in 'The Cast' were not editable. However, it is editable!

Certainly some assistance to the rest of us could be possible. Note below:

Name: Alicia de Larrocha
Nationality: Castille
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 130 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Gray
General Demeanor: Alicia is outgoing, personable, and friendly with some... passive-aggressive, arrogant, and dismissive with others.
Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 4 posts
 Montaigne Swashbuckler
Sun 29 Oct 2017
at 11:12
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Better to get it all up properly the first time then go through 50 edit cycles before the character is even finalised, no?

It'll all be up before our characters enter play. Don't fret!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 103 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sun 29 Oct 2017
at 19:38
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yep, they're still working out details with me. He can't decide if his character is going to be tall, dark and handsome, or short, bald, and amusing!
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 107 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 01:41
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Johann Ravenkamp:
Better to get it all up properly the first time then go through 50 edit cycles before the character is even finalised, no?

That's a matter of style, yes.
Carmen the Jenny
 player, 9 posts
 Montaigne Jenny
 HP: 0
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 02:32
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Johann Ravenkamp:
Better to get it all up properly the first time then go through 50 edit cycles before the character is even finalised, no?

It'll all be up before our characters enter play. Don't fret!

Then again, maybe it won't be.  Descriptions aren't required as far as I can tell.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 108 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 02:43
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
They aren't required, but sure leave a negative impression!
Carmen the Jenny
 player, 10 posts
 Montaigne Jenny
 HP: 0
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 02:48
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I guess you have a point, Alicia.  We should all strive not to leave negative impressions.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 104 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 03:22
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I think I was GMing on this site for about a year before I realized that the description box even existed! I've seen some people add in awesome picture of their character--probably the picture that prompted the creation of the character in the first place.

I think it was about a year ago before I discovered that you could access the Description from both the Profile box to the left of your posts, and from The Cast list.

So, no, they aren't really required, but I'd say they are 'encouraged'. If nothing else, you can just copy that section of your character sheet.

Most players simply post what other characters would see, sometimes intentionally, sometimes just as a matter of course.

As a GM, it have access to everyone's character sheet, so it never bothered me if there wasn't a description.

I don't think there's any negative impression generated, just a lack of impression. It's one of the reasons I put data in the Biography boxes. For that matter, I don't have a Description for me, the GM!
Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 5 posts
 Montaigne Swashbuckler
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 03:42
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I personally just went for a physical description. It made the most sense, given that's all people will have to form their initial impression of him. I might chuck up some more as the story progresses.

I'm super pumped to start though, and I think I've got most things organised now. Just need to think up a personal story, but it appears my creativity is determined to fail me!
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 109 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 03:54
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Johann Ravenkamp:
I personally just went for a physical description. It made the most sense, given that's all people will have to form their initial impression of him. I might chuck up some more as the story progresses.

This makes sense. Alicia has been around for quite a while (108 posts).
Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 6 posts
 Montaigne Swashbuckler
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 06:19
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Can I quickly check whether we got a ruling on Vasily's question as to whether guns fill up just the Dramatic Wound only, or the wound boxes up to the Dramatic Wound as well?
Jarrun
 player, 102 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 12:04
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I just realized I need to fix my own profile.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 110 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 12:46
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Tsk! Tsk! Maybe I should examine mine as well.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 107 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 22:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Answering the question about guns...

A gun shot that hits automatically does a Dramatic Wound. It will also do regular Wounds depending on the Raises the villain spends, and that the Hero can't/doesn't negate.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 24 posts
 HP: 0
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 22:33
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
So, to clarify; it only fills the next dramatic wound box, not any of the wound boxes leading up to that dramatic wound box except for those added by raises (and the +1 specified by firearms), correct?

This message was last edited by the player at 22:34, Mon 30 Oct 2017.

Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 109 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 23:00
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Correct. Except for the +1 part. The only book I have is the CRB, so if one of the other books give different specifics for firearms, I don't know them.

Example: the villainous Lucretia MacEvil rolls 7d10 firing her pistol at the Hero, and gets results of 10,7,5,3,3,2,1. Groups of 10 give her 10, 7+3, 5+3+2+1 for 3 Raises. The Hero takes 3 Wounds and 1 Dramatic Wound.

Only the regular Wounds can be eliminated by the Hero rolling 3 Raises.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:18, Mon 30 Oct 2017.

Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 7 posts
 Montaigne Swashbuckler
Tue 31 Oct 2017
at 22:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I vote we actually get to keep a villain with the surname "MacEvil."
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 110 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 02:45
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I was planning it. "Lucretia MacEvil" is an early 70s song by Blood, Sweat and Tears.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 26 posts
 HP: 0
Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 15:31
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Ah, yeah I was remembering wrong; the minimal damage output of a firearm is 1 dramatic + 1 damage; that's because you have to spend at least one raise to fire it, and that raise causes a point of damage. For some reason I was thinking of that as being the base damage (as opposed to minimum).
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 112 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 01:57
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'll be away thru Sunday afternoon late.
Jarrun
 player, 103 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Fri 3 Nov 2017
at 12:08
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
My brain has been fried... I'll try to post later today.
Carmen the Jenny
 player, 17 posts
 Montaigne Jenny
 HP: 0
Mon 13 Nov 2017
at 18:24
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Just got back from a business conference.  Phew!  That was a whirlwind.  I should have a post up soon.
Jarrun
 player, 105 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
 HP: 2
Mon 13 Nov 2017
at 18:35
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Just sent a a PM to DPR to make sure my basic understanding is right since I don't have the book available to check while I'm at work.
Jabob Carnavon
 player, 1 post
 Avalon Puritan Duelist
Wed 15 Nov 2017
at 15:36
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Cheers, lads and lasses. Jacob Carnavon at your service.
Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 15 posts
 "Legitimate" Sailor
Wed 15 Nov 2017
at 22:14
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Why hello!
Albert Ravenkamp
 player, 10 posts
 "Legitimate" Captain
Wed 15 Nov 2017
at 22:25
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Howdy chap, and welcome aboard!
Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 17 posts
 "Legitimate" Sailor
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 06:11
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Err, so. Is it Jabob or Jacob?

Description says Jacob, name says Jabob, is all!
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 115 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 08:09
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Which is the alias?
Jabob Carnavon
 player, 3 posts
 Avalon Puritan Duelist
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 13:04
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
There's been a typo somewhere. I meant it to be Jacob.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 116 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 13:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Awwwwwwwwww.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 116 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 15:28
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
That's my bad! I typed it wrong and didn't notice. Will fix soon.


Fixed! What often happens is that my brain types faster than my fingers, so my brain was typing the final 'b' while my fingers were still on the 3rd letter...

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:31, Fri 17 Nov 2017.

Jacob Carnavon
 player, 4 posts
 Avalon Puritan Duelist
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 15:44
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Jacob it is but I'd figured out that I could be Silent Jabob.

There's something there, give it a minute.

I didn't say that it was worth it though.

More seriously, should I roll Wits + Notice? I'm not sure that figuring out what's going on at this point is really an Action sequence.

Typo. Ask about Approach.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:49, Fri 17 Nov 2017.

Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 118 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 16:11
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
No, no roll is needed at this point to notice what it going on. If you want more detailed information, though, then you'd need to roll.
Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 18 posts
 "Legitimate" Sailor
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 10:23
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Jacob Carnavon:
Silent Jabob.


I dig it.
Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 20 posts
 Gespenst's Quartermaster
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 12:33
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Long-ass post of mine, I know, but I was sort of trying to explain what on Earth we were doing. Being moored to a quay and needing to do a sudden getaway with a frigate = no bueno.

Jacob, if it helps you integrate any, the Gespenst is a fairly obvious ship, so you should have no trouble seeing what we're doing. Other than that, I'm trying to think of a way to integrate you with us short of literally having you just leap on as we pull away. There should have been enough time for you to get to us in the time it took us to row the kedge anchors into position, so I'm open to ideas!

Alternatively, I dunno if Dread Pirate Roberts wants us to go investigate the wreckage of the Southern Wind at any point? Jacob might go to help any survivors and we meet up there?

Thoughts?
Albert Ravenkamp
 player, 12 posts
 "Legitimate" Captain
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 16:26
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
The interesting thing is, we *have* to go talk to the survivors.  After all, the Charter does tell us "All souls aboard a captured ship shall be set free and determine among themselves, by vote, the course they set once their hull is plundered."  Just because our brothers aren't following the Charter per say, doesn't mean we won't.
Jacob Carnavon
 player, 5 posts
 Avalon Puritan Duelist
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 07:43
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I know what I should have Jacob do for the sake of the game is jump aboard Gespenst but I think what he would do is jump aboard Southern Wind.

I think the post I'm writing works to marry those things. If not, is everyone OK if we recon it?
Albert Ravenkamp
 player, 13 posts
 "Legitimate" Captain
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 11:01
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'd say reconsider mate, because you've only got 2 raises, not 3.  Remember, you've got to make pairs of 10s, not simply total the dice together!

Today: Jacob Carnavon rolled 34 using 4d10 ((10,9,8,7))

For the record, my ship, with its fully crew took 2 raises to get moving and clear of the dock.  And we're not being shot at.  I imagine there are a lot more complications to deal with on the Southern Wind.

Also, remember, you're a total stranger, jumping on a ship that's being shot to pieces and then promptly trying to assume control?  Probably not going to end all that well, I'm just saying.
Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 21 posts
 Gespenst's Quartermaster
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 11:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Honestly? I agree with Albert.

I think the Southern Wind is pretty toast if she's taking broadsides while docked. You can see the utterly ridiculous amount of trouble that the Gespenst is having even while not being shot at. There's no way the crew is going to be able to man oars, unmoor, set her sails, prepare guns, and maneuver under that sort of barrage, let alone get into a favorable firing position, and especially when (given she's docked) her full crew isn't even likely to be on board. It is infinitely more difficult than just "getting underway." This is also assuming generously that her masts aren't already shot to pieces, if not sustained substantial damage, and disregarding what the hull is going to look like.

Just with those, there's enough complications there to swallow your two raises, plus change. I strongly recommend against this.
Jacob Carnavon
 player, 7 posts
 Avalon Puritan Duelist
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 21:17
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Albert Ravenkamp:
I'd say reconsider mate, because you've only got 2 raises, not 3.  Remember, you've got to make pairs of 10s, not simply total the dice together!

Today: Jacob Carnavon rolled 34 using 4d10 ((10,9,8,7))

That's right! Knew it when I rolled it but overlooked it when I posted.

I agree it's not a wise tactical move. I never thought it was. I think it's an interesting narrative choice and one that fits his nature. I also think it fits a swashbuckling theme pretty well. He's fresh off (an on, I suppose) the boat. If he goes into the drink with Jonah, so be it. We'll make a new one.
Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 22 posts
 Gespenst's Quartermaster
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 22:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I would recommend trying to help rescue the surviving men off the ship before it's sunk rather than trying to lead them to their deaths. That allows you to keep Jacob while also still being narratively heroic.
Jacob Carnavon
 player, 8 posts
 Avalon Puritan Duelist
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 22:51
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Dread Pirate Roberts?
Jacob Carnavon
 player, 9 posts
 Avalon Puritan Duelist
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 02:42
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Whoa! This ship is that bad off? I didn't get that from the original posts. In that case Jacob might have actually tried to order them off the ship.

But a crew squad did man the guns despite being ordered to abandon ship by an officer belonging to the crew? That order I gave to the single crew squad used 1 Raise, leaving me with one, correct?
Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 23 posts
 Gespenst's Quartermaster
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 02:56
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
quote:
Jacob isn't going to be override the current sense of panic that's set in. It would have taken at least two raises to do that.


From my understanding, you're already out of raises if you wanted to order the crew.

This is also why I was advising the way I was. I didn't mean to be discouraging, but taking a broadside while docked at close range like that, with an unprepared crew, is utterly catastrophic.

Hopefully I can get a post up shortly!

This message was last edited by the player at 03:05, Tue 21 Nov 2017.

Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 122 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 04:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Nobody was actually looking at the Southern Wind to see what was going on.

It took a broadside from the pirate ship, and about half the crew was already ashore.

The remaining crew mostly reacted to be fired on by attempting to fire back!

The crewman yelling 'abandon ship' wasn't really an officer such that he commanded the other men. He was just reacting in blind panic.

Yes, you've used one Raise, and have one left... mainly because some of the things you were trying to do just weren't possible... although 10 Raises might have gotten the ship moving!

Without any association with the Southern Wind, there wasn't really any perspective from Jacob's point of view.
Jacob Carnavon
 player, 10 posts
 Avalon Puritan Duelist
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 05:04
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Should I burn the Hero point to use Dynamic Approach and try to make my way to Gespent

In a typically swashbuckling setting seems like using the shattered rigging to swing over might be a good plan.
Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 24 posts
 Gespenst's Quartermaster
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 05:51
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Haha, DPR, if we could get an MS Paint sketch of where you visualise everyone to be, that would actually be super handy <3
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 124 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 20:04
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
You could use an Approach to use the rigging to swing across to another ship, but the distance is a bit too far to do it reasonably... I suppose you could spend sufficient Raises to accomplish it... but that'd have to be by altering the scene... such as having the tide move one of the ships closer, or the cannon fire shattering the anchor hawser and pushing the ship away from the dock, etc.
Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 26 posts
 Gespenst's Quartermaster
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 00:56
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Oh, interesting! Those ships aren't quite where I'd pictured, whoops. I feel kedging away a short distance would still have been necessary to ensure we didn't scrape/hit the dock before setting sail, but this should still work with what I've already written and we should be able to tack in nicely.

Props to our GM too for kicking the adventure off with a (literal) bang <3

This message was last edited by the player at 00:58, Wed 22 Nov 2017.

Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 126 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 16:00
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
FYI: I hadn't detailed the orientation of the ships ahead of time because I hadn't anticipated the scene progressing the way it did. Nothing wrong with what happened; I just didn't see it coming!

Basically, still getting a feel for how everyone is going to play.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 128 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 16:36
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Another FYI... had a death in the family last Wednesday, so dealing with that. It wasn't unexpected, but it's just left things a bit unsettled at the moment.

So, just a bit behind in my posting...
Jacob Carnavon
 player, 12 posts
 Avalon Puritan Duelist
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 16:50
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
My condolences. Take what time you need.
Johann Ravenkamp
 player, 28 posts
 Gespenst's Quartermaster
Fri 1 Dec 2017
at 02:32
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Oops. I just had a friend pass just a few days before Wednesday. I know how you feel :\

As Jacob said, we'll be around. Don't stress us, RL takes priority <3
Jacob Carnavon
 player, 14 posts
 Avalon Puritan Duelist
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 21:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Dag nab it! Watching Slave Hunters and shopping for the kids on the internet -

Which thread should I get posting in? Looks like On Stranger Tides, yes?
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 130 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 22:25
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yes, post in On Stranger Tides.


To make things even stranger, we were heading to the store last Thursday, and when we were stopped at the light getting ready to turn, we spotted an animal in the middle of the lane next to us. At first, we thought it was a squirrel about to get run over, but then realized it didn't move like a squirrel. A van making the turn just missed it, but the lady behind slammed on her brakes, got out and picked it up. She looked at my friend, and said she didn't know what to do with it, so my friend said he take it to the vet, which we going to pass anyway when we made the turn.

It turned out to be 7-week old orange tabby kitten! We took it to the vet, and the vet said it was fine, hadn't been hurt, but was clearly scared. It had oil on its head, so we thought maybe it had crawled up into the engine compartment of vehicle and finally fell out when the vehicle made the turn.

Since the last of the three cats that we had died back on July 4th, and we'd been trying to decide if we wanted to get another cat, we've kept him. After a rough first day, he's settled in nicely and quickly becoming a holy terror. He's still not big enough to challenge the dog yet.

After a lot of deliberation, we finally decided to name him Dodger, cause he'd been dodging traffic in the middle of a busy intersection when we found him.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 117 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 23:23
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Merry Christmas Dodger!
Jacob Carnavon
 player, 15 posts
 Avalon Puritan Duelist
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 04:58
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I had to run one of mine to the vet this morning. Got in a fight and scored  a couple of nasty looking abscesses. Little shot of antibiotics and he's fine but that other cat that had been hanging around the garage is nowhere to be seen. Guess the old man's still got something in the tank.

Hopefully the Dodger will not be such a ruffian, although his namesake was a bit scrappy... Congratulations on the new home Dodger, and congratulations on the new friend everyone.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 131 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Wed 20 Dec 2017
at 16:26
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Dodger has settled in quite well. We weren't sure after the first day, because he hadn't quite been weaned yet, so we had to feed him with an eyedropper. We made a secure area for him with two laundry baskets, more for his protection in case the dog got a bit confused and thought he was a squeaky toy. He was old enough, though, that he should have been weaned, so it only took a day before he was devouring any food we gave him. And Rusty, our dog, was used to having cats around, so he just avoids the annoying kitten behavior.

Dodger took to the litter box right away, and quickly became a daring jumper and skilled climber. The laundry baskets were on the couch, and the couch was his domain for two days, until he finally got brave enough to jump off the couch to the floor because the floor was a whole new world for him to explore. He promptly climbed back up onto the couch and jumped off again... just to make sure it wasn't a fluke, I guess. He has no problem jumping off of anything now, and climbs up the recliner front and sides whenever he wants attention.

He's got the run of the house now, and meows mercilessly when it's time to feed him.


Anyway, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 134 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sat 23 Dec 2017
at 15:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
After my last post here, I'd started to post in the other threads. I'd had one about half written before Dodger decided to help me type. Somehow, he managed to hit just the right keys to delete everything I'd written.

I was going to retype it, but he insisted I feed him. Then I got busy, and just didn't get back to it till today.

The Little Holy Terror (but he's so cute!) notwithstanding, I've asked Santa for another brain, as I seem to have lost mine somewhere along the way.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 118 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Sat 23 Dec 2017
at 23:31
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
The last month-and-a-half have been the busiest in memory, and I have a five day game Con over New Years Day.

Alicia should be able to return in the new year.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:32, Sat 23 Dec 2017.

Carmen the Jenny
 player, 20 posts
 Montaigne Jenny
 HP: 0
Wed 27 Dec 2017
at 13:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I hope everyone had a great time over the holidays!  Happy New Year soon!  ^_^
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 135 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Tue 2 Jan 2018
at 19:33
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Happy New Year to everyone, too!


Now that the holidaze is behind me, things are back to normal (for what that's worth).

I see someone in the Wanted GM thread is looking for a 7th Sea game. Before I invite him to this one, I just want to make sure that this game is still going.

Does everyone still want to continue?
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 31 posts
 HP: 0
Tue 2 Jan 2018
at 20:00
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yep, still on board. :)
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 119 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Wed 3 Jan 2018
at 19:46
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Just recovering from a five day con over the new year.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 136 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Mon 15 Jan 2018
at 20:40
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
It looks like we've lost Albert, Johann and Carmen.

And no one else has posted, so I guess this game is dead.

I'll give it another week and then I'll delete it if there's no response. Fair warning.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 32 posts
 HP: 0
Tue 16 Jan 2018
at 19:16
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
hmmm, darn.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 137 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 19:09
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Well, still waiting to hear from Alicia and Jacob.

Jarrun is dealing with RL issues.

We can continue with just 2 or 3 players.
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 120 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 19:12
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I can continue, but I can't promise to reply quickly...
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 138 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 16:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Sorry I haven't kept up on this game in a more timely fashion. I've mostly been waiting for people to post, but apparently most of you aren't even checking the board, even when there's a new post.

Three PCs are on the ship: Albert Ravenkamp, Johann Ravenkamp, and Carmen the Jenny. After the pirate ship sunk the Southern Wind, it turned away, apparently having no interest in Albert's ship. Albert never posted what he was now going to do.


Alicia de Larrocha and Jacob Carnavon were at the opening to the alley behind the Chandlery, and caught a glimpse of someone moving farther away from them down the alley.

Jarrun and Vasily Pavlychenko are in the Chandlery. Jarrun has just finished tying up the monster; however, it's still savage and struggling at its bonds. Its continued actions keep away the two ladies that Vasily was 'escorting' from wanting to get any closer.

I'll give this game another week; if no one posts in that time, I'll consider the game DEAD, and I'll go ahead and delete it next weekend.
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 1 post
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 18:41
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hello there Guys!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 142 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 19:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I've got two other new players also joining, so feel free to chime in here.

I was thinking that they might have taken passage on Valentino's ship to get here, but, of course, there are other ways for them to have done that.
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 2 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 19:37
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
The Bucephalus is always accepting of passengers!
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 121 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Sat 17 Feb 2018
at 03:23
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Alicia is still around.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 146 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Mon 5 Mar 2018
at 19:52
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Apologies for the delay. Family event, house cleaning/prep, medical procedure, and old age all hit me over the last two weeks. Plus, I had a brain fart. You guys' posts were so good I couldn't figure out how to respond! Finally worked through it!
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 8 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Wed 7 Mar 2018
at 17:43
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Oh I am away from my Rulebooks at the moment.... can someone look up Disarming smile and tell me if it needs a Hero point to activate or if it is just something you can do once a session or something like that.

Also... How do the "Once a Session" things work in this game.  Is that effectively a once per thread thing?
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 148 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Wed 7 Mar 2018
at 18:34
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yes, Disarming Smile requires a Hero Point.


The book is actually a bit wishy-washy on what a 'session' is. For the most part, it seems to mean a 'game session'. But that isn't defined either. In general, however, it would seem to mean each time the group of players get together. Based on the evolution of the game and the application during game conventions, I'd have to say that's meant as a 'four-hour session'. Players get together one evening a week and game from 6-10 or so (or 7-11). Even if they get together more than one night per week, each one is a 'session'.

There was a time when my gaming group got together on Sundays and gamed for 8-10 hours. In that case, I'd say it was 2 sessions back-to-back, perhaps breaking for supper being the delineator between the two sessions.

The 7th Sea book says a session is an Episode, but seems to define Episode as a 'game session'.

In other words, what they seem to be saying is that these 'once per session' abilities should be restricted to once each time your group gets together... a sort of 'one per customer' thing.


Obviously, this becomes problematical at best with online/PbP games. However, you could easily interpret an Episode as a Scene. Or, to qualify it a bit better, a Major Scene. Like the old movie and radio serials, each episode tended to be a limited event--set-up, derring-do, chase, cliff-hanger. Scenes weren't normally strung together... or, if they were, they weren't involved scenes. An adventurer might fly to Rio and then take a boat up the Amazon. A conversation on the plane, however, would only be a minor scene to establish some important plot information, but otherwise there wouldn't be any significant event/threat/danger/etc.

So, that's what I'll do for this game.

The current scene is two-fold: the Beast in the chandlery, and the confrontation in the tavern. When any of those characters change scenes, that's a new 'session' (provided the scene change is significantly different). Example: Vasily and Valentino could go to the chandlery, but unless something significant happens in the chandlery, it would only be a minor scene change.

How does that sound?
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 9 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Wed 7 Mar 2018
at 21:07
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Sounds good for me! I was just pondering for the using of Virtues/vices to get Hero points back and similar.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 42 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Wed 7 Mar 2018
at 21:52
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I like the idea of a "session"/"episode" consisting of a single major scene, along with any ancillary minor scenes as they come. It makes good sense for both PbP, and even for in person gaming. For PbP it also makes it so that you can feel like you can use your hero point stuff (and once per session stuff like Arcana, Quirks, etc) in any big scene, since you don't have to worry about pacing them out for the next big scene.

That stuff (the hero points and once per session stuff) is one of the biggest impediments to the fun derring-do style of the game, in my opinion. Since you have to economize them so much, you end up tending to act a lot less derring-do and a lot more mousy accountant.
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 11 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Wed 7 Mar 2018
at 22:46
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I agree with you there Vasily.  It also depends on the GM I have found.  I have played in two pen and paper games of 7th sea, and this is my first play by mail one so to speak.   One GM I found myself hoarding my hero points a little more, whilst the other gave them out a little more freely.  Both led to subtly different experiences in the amount of daring do.  I was also playing much different characters.

Funnily enough.... both were on the Anti-hero spectrum.  Hopefully Valentino will be somewhat more Heroic.
Nathaniel Reade
 player, 1 post
 Avalon Privateer
Thu 8 Mar 2018
at 00:05
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Howdy folks. New player here, just thought I'd say hello. I'm currently sorting out my number crunching in between interviewing for a new job & working shifts in my current one. If it all goes to plan I'll be up & running by weekend.
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 12 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Thu 8 Mar 2018
at 00:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Welcome! Just in time for Daring do!
Alicia de Larrocha
 player, 123 posts
 Castille Scientist; HP: 2
 may work a miracle or two
Thu 8 Mar 2018
at 00:59
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
PbP is like slow motion. Very few games actually last long enough for XP to be granted.

I did play in a 7th Sea 1.0 game here on RPoL that lasted four years+ and the GM did grant XP, but that was the exception.

edit: That's 30XP, 12DD for 628 posts.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:02, Thu 08 Mar 2018.

Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 150 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 21:09
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yes, you have to remember what the point of 7th Sea was originally--John Wick wanted to create a game where you could play the Captain Bloods, Zorros, Robin Hoods and Three Musketeers without having to play your character for 5 or 6 years in order for him to get good enough to BE those characters.

When you look at it that way, XPs seem a bit pointless, but you obviously need a way for your character to get better.
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 15 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 21:46
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Its why I quite like the whole advancement stories in 2nd edition... however... I have yet to actually finish one in a 2nd Edition game.  The first game I played, the story was perhaps a little long.
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 19 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Mon 9 Apr 2018
at 19:40
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
This is probably not going to work like advertised, but Knocking people out from behind is part of the genre.  So lets give it a go!
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 50 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Tue 10 Apr 2018
at 17:56
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
At very least it could be a "bash" maneuver... which is like a daze sort of effect. :)
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 20 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Tue 10 Apr 2018
at 21:44
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Ah yes! That is true
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 51 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 15:51
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Geez, Mr "I Roll 10s or I don't bother rolling!" haha, and, yes, I believe you counted right; 3 raises.
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 21 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 16:29
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Nice to see someone brought a Gun to a Gunfight though.
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 23 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Fri 25 May 2018
at 23:46
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I will be posting in a day or two.  Sorry I haven't been about, life has been a little rough of late.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 153 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sat 26 May 2018
at 03:13
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
No problem. I've been sick for the past two weeks, so my ability to post has been rather limited.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 154 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Thu 14 Jun 2018
at 15:49
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
All better now... well, mostly. Still a bit tired. I'll probably recover that slowly.

So, are we still playing?
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 56 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Thu 14 Jun 2018
at 18:31
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
If you're up, I'm up :)
Nathaniel Reade
 player, 7 posts
 Avalon Privateer
Fri 15 Jun 2018
at 01:26
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm still here, raring to go.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 155 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sat 7 Jul 2018
at 19:45
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
It looks as if there are only two players left.

And, since I seem to be struggling to GM all my games, I think it may be time to pull the plug on this game.

The premise seemed to interest people... or maybe it was just the game itself that people wanted to play.

Whatever the case, I had a dozen or so people sign up for the game, but then they all just started dropping out. So, maybe it was just my ability to run the game that was lacking.

Anyway, as per the site's rules, I need to make sure everyone knows I'm ending the game. Unless something changes between now and then, I plan on deleting the game in two weeks... Sunday, July 22, 2018.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 57 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 15:35
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Ok, sad though it may be, at least I got a chance to play v2 a bit. :)
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 156 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sun 15 Jul 2018
at 02:57
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I just got a new player that wanted to join, so I guess this game isn't quite dead yet.

How about a rolecall to see who is still here and wants to continue?

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:58, Sun 15 July 2018.

Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 58 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Sun 15 Jul 2018
at 06:52
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Dread Pirate Robert (msg # 341):

Still here
Nathaniel Reade
 player, 8 posts
 Avalon Privateer
Sun 15 Jul 2018
at 12:03
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Also still here
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 157 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 19:02
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Just waiting for someone else to post now...
Andre Westermark
 player, 1 post
 Vendel Arcane Scholar
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 19:46
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Oh, waiting on me?
Nathaniel Reade
 player, 9 posts
 Avalon Privateer
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 20:42
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Maybe, if you have a ship?
Andre Westermark
 player, 2 posts
 Vendel Arcane Scholar
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 20:58
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Not that I'm aware of.
Still in char gen as far as I know.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 159 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sat 1 Sep 2018
at 02:06
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Nobody's posted in this game now for over a month.

On the off-chance that I fumbled the ball (again) and people are waiting for me to say or do something, I'm putting up this post.

If there's no longer any interest in this game, then I'll delete it in two weeks.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 60 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Tue 4 Sep 2018
at 16:31
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I don't think you fumbled. I believe I was waiting for the others to respond to either of the revelations (by the Captain or the shop owner), since I'd already commented.

If I'm the only one here, then, as sad as it is, it is not much fun to play by myself. :(
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 160 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 01:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Oddly, I just got a request to join from a new player, so if you want to continue (and assuming he follows through), then I can keep it going.
Detlef Peukert
 player, 1 post
 Eisen
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 02:18
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Don’t worry. I will follow through lol. Just gotta fill out the character sheet now. May I ask what kind of characters are present currently to see if I can try to tie in my character to something. I would also like to know the context of the game right now since I wasn’t around for the beginning (high seas, port towns, cities, forests, current organizations the characters are involved with, etc)
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 161 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 03:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
The story thus far:

A report from a member of the Explorer's Society mentioned a sailor in Wandesburrow had tried to pawn a black pearl. This drew speculation that this was the legendary Black Pearl... a Syrne artifact.

The Society assembled a group of Seekers to try and find it. It wasn't long after that all the nations in the area put out a reward of one million guilders for the pearl.

A ship sailed from Crieux for Wandesburrow. The Seekers learned that the sailor had shipped out on another ship, so they were soon in pursuit.

They put in at DeChane to see if the ship they were pursuing had stopped here. A pirate ship appeared and sunk the Seekers' ship. Two of the Seekers encountered the Beast of DeChane.

There is some evidence that someone out there doesn't want the Seekers to succeed.
Detlef Peukert
 player, 2 posts
 Eisen
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 10:18
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
So we need a ship it would seem. Is the majority of players a part of the Seekers or have we just been hired by them? I know this may seem a little meta, but how prevalent are monsters in your campaign? I plan on playing a character from Eisen with membership with Die Kreuzritter.

This message was last edited by the player at 10:28, Sat 08 Sept 2018.

Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 162 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 17:32
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
There probably aren't many monsters. The Beast of DeChane was actually mentioned in the books somewhere, but no details were ever given.

Most of the 'monsters' will be villains. The flavor of the game was never meant to be a monster-hunting game. At the same time, however, I'm sure we've all seen maps that had the label 'Here be monsters' on it.


Valentino has a ship.

The original subplot was that all the PCs were either members of the Explorer's Society (or might have been hired by them for some specialty) or were members of the ship's crew. Since there were originally 16 players, that seemed a practical way to keep two groups of lesser number. Alas, that fell apart rather quickly.
Detlef Peukert
 player, 3 posts
 Eisen
Sun 9 Sep 2018
at 02:49
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Does anyone have the Nations of Théah Volume 2 book? Just wanted to check if there was some Eisen stuff in it that would be good.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 62 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Mon 10 Sep 2018
at 17:03
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I do.

There is additional stuff for Hexenwork (including a path that is, basically, the traveler's path, where they deal more with monsters rather than undead).

There's also a new duelest style: Kummerholt. Uses paired "small blades" (daggers, dirks, short swords, or even jagged pieces of shrapnel or the remnants of a broken sword). And the style bonus is "Death Knell", once per scene and does Weap + Raises + opponent's Str (or highest trait) in unavoidable wounds.

For backgrounds they added Apostat (to support the new Hexen thing), Befleckte Seele (basically monster blooded), Eisenblut (an Eisen noble), and Stratege (strategist/mastermind)
Detlef Peukert
 player, 4 posts
 Eisen
Mon 10 Sep 2018
at 18:07
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Would you mind messaging me those backgrounds? They sound interesting.
Detlef Peukert
 player, 5 posts
 Eisen
 Demon Cursed Duelist
Wed 12 Sep 2018
at 21:20
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Finished character sheet. Now just waiting for GM approval on it.
Detlef Peukert
 player, 7 posts
 Eisen
 Demon Cursed Duelist
Fri 21 Sep 2018
at 20:44
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
GM question: is the new ship that my character arrived on big enough to carry the crocodile creature but small enough to go further up river?
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 164 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Fri 21 Sep 2018
at 22:11
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
The ship is large enough to carry the creature. The creature is only slightly large than a man.

The ship could go up a river depending on the river, but there is no river in DeChane.
Detlef Peukert
 player, 13 posts
 Eisen
 Demon Cursed Duelist
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 20:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Y’all still alive out there?
Detlef Peukert
 player, 14 posts
 Eisen
 Demon Cursed Duelist
Thu 11 Oct 2018
at 04:31
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Waiting on a response from the shop keeper.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 167 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sat 13 Oct 2018
at 00:19
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Sorry. Just had a bad week. When I have the time, I tend to fall asleep. When I'm not falling asleep, I don't have the time!
Father Carlos Eldersan
 player, 1 post
 Castille Priest
Thu 18 Oct 2018
at 19:47
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hi all new to the game and rules :)

I'll be playing father Carlos Eldrsan
Detlef Peukert
 player, 16 posts
 Eisen
 Demon Cursed Duelist
Thu 18 Oct 2018
at 20:13
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Welcome aboard Father!
Father Carlos Eldersan
 player, 2 posts
 Castille Priest
Thu 18 Oct 2018
at 21:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Detlef Peukert (msg # 365):

Thank you my son :)
Detlef Peukert
 player, 21 posts
 Eisen
 Demon Cursed Duelist
Mon 14 Jan 2019
at 17:55
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Anybody still there?
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 74 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Mon 14 Jan 2019
at 18:13
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm still here :)
Simbu
 NPC, 2 posts
 Golden-furred monkey
 Ship's mascot
Tue 15 Jan 2019
at 04:32
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Still here, too. Just draggin' by arse...
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 172 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Tue 5 Mar 2019
at 01:41
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Apologies for disappearing in this game.

I'm just struggling to keep it going. I'm reluctant to recruit new players since so many players joined and then vanished, presumably because they didn't like the way I was running the game.

And maybe because of that, I don't know where to go with it now.

In any case, the best way to get me to keep the game going is to just post.

So, I guess the question is: should I go ahead and delete this game?
Detlef Peukert
 player, 25 posts
 Eisen
 Demon Cursed Duelist
Tue 5 Mar 2019
at 02:17
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
As much as I enjoy where this game is going, I think it would be best for everyone involved to move on. Posting once every two weeks would mean 26 posts a year. That’s at most one to two scenes. I hope everything is going ok with you.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 173 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Thu 28 Mar 2019
at 01:57
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Okay, I just had a request from a new player to join.

Back to the question: continue and attempt to reboot/reinvigorate the game, or just kill it?
Detlef Peukert
 player, 26 posts
 Eisen
 Demon Cursed Duelist
Thu 28 Mar 2019
at 02:50
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I would be willing to continue based on how frequently you will be able to post or perhaps there are more situations where the PCs can interact without as much GM input if you are unable to post more than once a week.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 176 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sun 28 Apr 2019
at 23:06
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Aaaargh! Don't know what happened with this game. I think I was waiting for the new guy to make up his character, but he hasn't. Giving him one more chance.


As Detlef said, a bit more interaction/action from the PCs is definitely called for. You don't always have to wait for me to post.

I just put up a Posting Guidelines thread in one of my other games. I started off with the...

The Golden Rule of Posting: POST!

Seriously, nothing slows a game down than when players stop posting. At the very least, posting lets me know you are still interested in the game. It also may remind me to post!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 178 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sat 25 May 2019
at 03:57
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Apologies for not posting.

I was waiting for a new player to make up a character.

And then I had a couple of rough weeks.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 182 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 00:02
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Looks like it's time to delete this game.

If players don't post, then it's just me writing a story.
_Winn
 player, 1 post
 A lady, then a pirate.
Thu 5 Sep 2019
at 12:53
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I am very sorry, I had doctor appointments to handle.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 183 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sat 7 Sep 2019
at 05:16
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I hope that means you are okay.
_Winn
 player, 2 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Sat 7 Sep 2019
at 23:35
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Dread Pirate Robert (msg # 378):

Yes, very much so.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 87 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Mon 16 Sep 2019
at 16:48
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Is everyone gone except _Winn and I?
Detlef Peukert
 player, 37 posts
 Eisen
 Demon Cursed Duelist
Mon 16 Sep 2019
at 17:30
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I’m afraid I must bow out of this campaign.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 89 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 15:57
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Anyone still around?
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 3 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 23:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Vasily Pavlychenko (msg # 382):

I am.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 185 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sun 13 Oct 2019
at 18:42
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I am. Sorry for the absence. RL crisis. Nothing really serious, but just couldn't keep up with my games.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 91 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Mon 14 Oct 2019
at 01:36
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
All good :) rpol won't go totally pear-shaped if you neglect it, unlike RL.
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 6 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Tue 29 Oct 2019
at 17:38
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Okay, anybody here?
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 92 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Tue 29 Oct 2019
at 17:46
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Indeed :)
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 187 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 16:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
November was just rough... for no discernible reason on my part. My brain just seems to have wandered off. I think it finally came back.

So, now it's my turn to ask... anyone still here and still wants to play?
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 93 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 16:25
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
As always, I am. :)
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 7 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 15:54
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Dread Pirate Robert (msg # 388):

That's good. I do.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 188 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sun 22 Dec 2019
at 00:55
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)

MERRY
CHRISTMAS


and a
Happy New Year

Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 97 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Tue 24 Dec 2019
at 03:02
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
You too!
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 10 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Mon 30 Dec 2019
at 22:57
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Happy New Year.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 190 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 04:20
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Ak!

Computer problems. Suddenly didn't have wifi. Some sort of software problem, probably caused by Windows' latest update. Of course, now I can't get online to get any newer update that might fix it. Or, it could be malware.

Using a borrowed computer.
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 14 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Sun 15 Mar 2020
at 23:31
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Dread Pirate Robert (msg # 394):

Hope you fix your software.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 191 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Mon 16 Mar 2020
at 18:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yeah, that got fixed. Used a borrowed computer, and as soon as it did an update, it, too, wound up with the same problem. Then used a friends computer to check online and found a solution.

Now, my screen keeps going wonky... flickering horizontal lines so I can't see anything. Shutting it down for a bit seems to reset it, but I'm expecting it go completely at some point.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 194 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sun 12 Apr 2020
at 19:30
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
More computer problems. Screen's gone on the newer computer, keyboard's messed up on the older one. Got an external keyboard to use the older one.

It's getting the job done, but I don't have access to most of my files since they are all on the newer computer.

Anyway, I don't know if the pandemic is affecting people's posting, but if you don't post, then I probably should pull the plug on this game... one less problem for my computer woes.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 195 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Fri 29 May 2020
at 22:12
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Currently using my old laptop with the wonky screen by plugging in an external monitor from my roommate's defunct desktop.

Still not the best option...


Anyway, does anyone still want to continue?

I've just been having a hard time coming up with a direction for the game. It seemed to have started out okay, but then players began dropping for all sorts of odd reasons.

So, if you want it to keep going, a bit of feedback would be helpful.
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 16 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Sat 30 May 2020
at 15:16
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Dread Pirate Robert (msg # 398):

I'm still here.
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 42 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Sat 30 May 2020
at 21:31
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Still here, too. Not really sure where to go with the game.

Maybe it's time to find the sailor we're looking for and move on to the next phase, whatever that turns out to be.

A bit more combat would probably be welcome.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 106 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Sun 31 May 2020
at 10:14
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I held off on replying to this because I was trying to think of some suggestion on how to move forward. I couldn't. But I am here.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 196 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sun 31 May 2020
at 17:01
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Well, I think I had it in mind that it was supposed to be a kind of chase after the sailor who might have the Black Pearl, but when players started dropping out, it kind of lost momentum and focus.

Generally, when there's a stall, it's because I don't know what to do next... and it takes a few days to figure it out.

The best way to keep the game going is to just keep posting. A couple of posts usually prods me into replying.
Anders Mendelsson
 player, 1 post
 Vesten
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 09:38
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hello! I am looking forward to joining the game!
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 118 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 16:04
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Welcome!
Anders Mendelsson
 player, 2 posts
 Vesten
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 22:41
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Vasily, I do believe the horses are galloping towards you
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 120 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 22:52
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Ah, ok. I'll revise my thinking then. :D
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 23 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 13:34
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Anders Mendelsson (msg # 403):

Hello and welcome!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 202 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 20:09
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Dogs knocked my laptop off the couch again and damaged the cable to the external monitor. My be another day or three before I can replace the cable (computer place was out; on order).

My screen is bad... lots of flashy horizontal lines and vertical crap, too. Makes it hard to see/read the screen. I can managed one or two posts before it causes headaches, crosseyed and psychosis! Maybe the NSA has tampered with it!
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 25 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Tue 1 Sep 2020
at 20:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Dread Pirate Robert (msg # 408):

Dreadful.
Anders Mendelsson
 player, 3 posts
 Vesten
Tue 1 Sep 2020
at 23:25
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Alessandra Castillo (msg # 409):

Inconceivable.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 203 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Thu 3 Sep 2020
at 20:48
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Finally got the replacement cable; had to wait till payday.

Now it seems as if I merely exchanged one problem for another. The external monitor keeps blacking out. Maybe it's finally going bad.
Anders Mendelsson
 player, 4 posts
 Vesten
Fri 4 Sep 2020
at 00:23
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Welcome back!
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 27 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Wed 9 Sep 2020
at 00:03
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Dread Pirate Robert (msg # 411):

I hope you can fix it.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 205 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Wed 9 Sep 2020
at 02:12
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Can't afford to fix it, but can't afford to get a new one.

The socket where the VGA cable gets attached apparently was damaged when the cable was. It's just a little loose. It's fine as long as I make sure I don't jiggle it when I'm moving the laptop.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 207 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Fri 25 Sep 2020
at 15:41
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Apologies once again for the delay. As you are about to enter combat, I had to re-familiarize myself with the combat rules. They are easy enough, but I just haven't used them in awhile now. Plus, I'm GMing/playing several different systems. It can get a bit tricky to keep them all straight. How many dice do I roll? What kind of dice? Do I want to roll high or low? Etc.

Additionally, I have to be conscious enough to comprehend what I read! If I don't get to it in the morning, my brain gets a bit foggy by evening.

Anyway, keep posting! Even if it's an OOC. It not only lets the other players know  you are still around and interested, it may even wake me up!
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 123 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Fri 25 Sep 2020
at 19:06
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yikes... look at all those 1s!
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 124 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Wed 30 Sep 2020
at 18:03
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Apparently the Vendel/Vesten is coming for them!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 208 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Wed 30 Sep 2020
at 19:01
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I was giving Alessandra till last Sunday to post before dealing with the combat... and then everything got away from me again! Pfui.
Anders Mendelsson
 player, 8 posts
 Vesten
Mon 5 Oct 2020
at 05:05
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Valentino! We're waiting on you!
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 28 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Mon 5 Oct 2020
at 22:04
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Dread Pirate Robert (msg # 418):

Sorry, was a little busy.
Anders Mendelsson
 player, 10 posts
 Vesten
Wed 14 Oct 2020
at 18:03
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I did a search for your other games, Starmaster. Yikes! You're running about 20 games! No wonder it bogs you down at times!

Most of them look pretty fun games though.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 127 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Wed 14 Oct 2020
at 21:03
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yeah; I'm in his (or one of, if he has more than 1) Stargate game; it is pretty fun. :)
Anders Mendelsson
 player, 11 posts
 Vesten
Wed 14 Oct 2020
at 23:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I'm giving him headaches in his Iron Kingdoms game. I almost feel sorry for him. Perhaps I should join the Stargate one too, sounds awesome!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 211 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 5
Mon 19 Oct 2020
at 18:57
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Thanks for the compliments... sort of.

I suppose I try to run games in the same way I'd like to play them.

Yeah, running 20 games, trying to play in 4 others. 5 of the games I took over from another GM that had to bow out, including the Stargate game.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 214 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 5
Mon 23 Nov 2020
at 20:17
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Apologies for the delay. About the only thing I'm good at is procrastinating.

Plus, I hit the Wall again.  That 'waiting for someone to post something I need to respond to' and the 'I'm still trying to figure out what to do next' Wall.

I think it started with me waiting for Alessandra to post.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 217 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 5
Tue 29 Dec 2020
at 03:34
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
een sick for the past week. Nothing serious, just a seasonal cold where my whole body aches, I take the usual meds, and then all I feel like doing is laying around in bed all day. It's still hanging on which is why I'm posting this.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 134 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Tue 29 Dec 2020
at 15:27
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I had that a week before Christmas. Fortunately, I got over it before it interfered with any holidays. Get well soon!
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 139 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Sat 20 Mar 2021
at 00:39
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Geez totally lost track of this game. Sorry all. I assume that the GM's cold is over by now. &#128514;
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 222 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 5
Sat 20 Mar 2021
at 19:31
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I do that sometimes myself, then wonder where the hell the week/month went.

I was just getting ready to put up a post tomorrow saying that I was closing down the game because no one was posting (including me)... would have given it a week before deleting it.

On with the show!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 223 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 5
Thu 8 Apr 2021
at 17:45
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
There doesn't seem to be enough interest left in this game to keep it going, so unless there's a huge outcry against it, I'll be deleting this game on Sunday.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 141 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Fri 9 Apr 2021
at 11:42
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
:{ I guess it is time to let it go, huh?
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 224 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 5
Fri 9 Apr 2021
at 14:09
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Or maybe not...

I distinctly remember writing a post  for what you see when you open the door, and yet it isn't there! I'm baffled. I know sometimes I write a post in my head, like when I'm trying to go to sleep at night, and then FORGET to actually post it. And sometimes I'll write a post and go to post it and the server somewhere along the way is down and it doesn't go through. When that happens, I copy it to a file for later. That doesn't seem to be the case here (or if it is, I forgot about it and even forgot where I filed it).

There was just too much detail for me to have NOT written it. Some of it I've forgotten, I'm sure, but I'll try to reconstruct it.

In any case, I kept waiting for someone else to post... and all along you were waiting for ME to post, but, in my head, I'd already posted!

As I tell the players in my other games, if you are waiting for me to post for over two days, especially over three days, send me a PM to remind me you are waiting. Or, better yet, just keep posting!
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 142 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Fri 9 Apr 2021
at 14:25
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I expected that you were waiting for more than just the 2 players to post. I was saddened to see no more than my post and one other (and both directed at neither of us who did post, so hard to react to). :(

This is always a quandary for me; I don't want to overpost and stomp on all the rest of the players, so I want to give plenty of time for people to react/respond, etc... but then, if no one does, I forget to check-in and post some more.
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 63 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Fri 9 Apr 2021
at 14:41
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yeah, there's always that.

Shoul have known better and posted anyway.
Anders Mendelsson
 player, 23 posts
 Vesten
Fri 9 Apr 2021
at 14:46
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
My excuse is that I was on a leave-of-absence due to work and other RL issues.

Back now.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 228 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 5
Tue 29 Jun 2021
at 20:26
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Doesn't seem to be enough interest left in this game, so it's probably time to delete it.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 153 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Tue 29 Jun 2021
at 21:43
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I was hoping to find out what we found up the stairs.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 154 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Thu 1 Jul 2021
at 15:16
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I guess no one else is interested enough to check in, though. :(
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 69 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Thu 1 Jul 2021
at 16:22
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Not totally true, but life just got a bit busy.
Anders Mendelsson
 player, 29 posts
 Vesten
Thu 1 Jul 2021
at 16:23
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yeah, yeah, yeah... same here. Just kind of lost focus for a bit.
Prad
 NPC, 1 post
 Sailor
Thu 1 Jul 2021
at 16:24
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Well, I'm still being led around by a rope... And still trying to figure out how to talk like a sailor. 'Salty dog' only goes so far!
Fiora Ambrogia
 player, 1 post
 Sophie's Daughter Strega
Mon 2 Aug 2021
at 23:17
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Hello all.  It looks like the current scene might be a bit awkward to just show up in the middle of.  Any ideas for adding a new character without waiting months for play-by-post posting rates?
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 72 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Tue 3 Aug 2021
at 02:49
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
We're in the presence of a powerful Syrne artifact (or so the legends say), so that would be the 'simplest' way to bring you into the scene.

The harder way would involve a convoluted backstory about wandering the countryside and stumbling across the invisible cathedral all on her own.
Fiora Ambrogia
 player, 2 posts
 Sophie's Daughter Strega
Tue 3 Aug 2021
at 03:06
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Had a short discussion with the GM, and apparently said Syrne artifact is doing strange things to Fate in the area.

As a Strega with the Curious hubris, I obviously have to go take a look.
Fiora Ambrogia
 player, 10 posts
 Sophia's Daughter Strega
Wed 4 Aug 2021
at 19:26
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Anders Mendelsson:
"The stairs are right there to either side of you!" Anders calls back down.


I did edit that post. :p
Fiora Ambrogia
 player, 14 posts
 Sophia's Daughter Strega
Thu 5 Aug 2021
at 03:15
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
link to a message in this game
Ok, seriously, pockets were originally a type of large pouch worn a bit lower on the thigh and under a skirt, with a hidden slit to reach a hand through.  What the hell is up with modern women's fashion having no pockets?


Also, I have a physical sorte deck IRL, kickstarter loot, and I actually pulled this draw.  Surprised the hell out of me too.  Sure, the deck is just a prop, but it's hilarious that I pulled cards relevant to the current situation/discussion.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:39, Thu 05 Aug 2021.

Fiora Ambrogia
 player, 19 posts
 Sophia's Daughter Strega
Sun 8 Aug 2021
at 17:13
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
It feels really wierd double-posting IC like that, but I'm available to post and there's that two-day rule.
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 40 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 22:06
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Fiora Ambrogia (msg # 442):

Welcome!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 237 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 5
Mon 23 Aug 2021
at 02:28
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
The Two-Day Posting rule is mainly for when others posting gets a bit hectic. Without it, things can grind to a halt. And it's just to let you know that I may post for you in those situations.
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 43 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Sat 28 Aug 2021
at 02:06
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Dread Pirate Robert (msg # 449):

Ah, okay. But still, I'm here.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 180 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 17:10
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Did I misunderstand the scene? I thought there are displays for known Syrne, plus displays for each of the major (ie base book) sorceries? Are there, indeed, displays for more sorceries than that?
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 244 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 5
Wed 15 Sep 2021
at 03:50
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yes, there were more displays than just the core rule book sorceries. The various stations alternated between a Syrne type and a sorcery type. That means there are 12 different sorceries represented... if that is, in fact, what they are.
Fiora Ambrogia
 player, 41 posts
 Sophia's Daughter Strega
Fri 8 Oct 2021
at 21:09
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
So, there's some serious Gameplay and Story Segregation going on with regards to Sorte.  The setting descriptions for Vodacce, and even the listed traditions around Sorte, don't match up with the mechanics.

Blessings and curses end at the end of the scene according to the mechanics, even the greater versions, which would very sharply limit the reach of the blessings/curses a Strega in Vodaacce can give.  They wouldn't be able to bless a ship captain for a fair voyage, because it just wouldn't work.

Meanwhile elderly Strega on their deathbeds will gather their family around to issue one final set of blessings, when they can take their lashes to the grave with them.  Vodacce ships are blessed with good fortune, despite the Strega being restricted to Vodacce.  And people perish due to curses long after the Strega has left the scene.




This isn't particularly crucial in any immediate sense, Fiora's favorite Tesse is Pull, which has a very immediate effect that has no need to linger, but it does create a number of plot holes in the world itself.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:14, Fri 08 Oct 2021.

Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 247 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 5
Fri 8 Oct 2021
at 23:50
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I think there are three different 'interpretations' of Sorte, so it depends on how the GM (me!) wants to deal with it.

I'm pretty much letting you go with it, since you seem to know more about it than I do.
Fiora Ambrogia
 player, 42 posts
 Sophia's Daughter Strega
Sat 9 Oct 2021
at 07:53
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Dread Pirate Robert (msg # 454):

I'm pulling from books you don't have where I can, and burying the places I'm not sure of in metaphor.  So far I haven't used a single Tesse aside from Read though, and all that does is show you the strands of fate.  The books don't go into what they actually look like, and how much information you can get from reading them is largely left to the GM aside from reading people's virtues.  So we're dealing entirely in fluff right now and it's great, but eventually dice happen.  Probably.

If I wanted to place a blessing on someone that lasted beyond the scene, and the story of Vodacce requires that to be a thing, how would that work mechanically?  There are no rules, yet it must be possible to do this thing.  Again, not exactly urgent, but something I'd like to hash out before it's urgent.

I'm inclined to say a lasting blessing/curse is less intense than a scene-length one, since you're trading power for endurance, but I'm not sure how much.  Normally you gain one lash, and then however many lashes you have is the strength of a blessing.  There are a few possibilities I can see for extra duration.

  1. Half the normal number of dice (one per two lashes instead of one-for-one), but they last until used or overwritten (only one blessing or curse allowed on a target at a time.)
  2. It's a separate effect, apply the blessing/curse, then weave it more tightly, duration based on number of lashes for the extra effect.  (Probably not linear scaling, since ship voyages last months, and 30+ lashes is just begging for fate to splatter you across the city.)
    • This would add another Tesse to the list, which could be obtained just like any other.  Keeps the power of PC Strega in check, since they're choosing between having that and having something more immediately useful.

  3. It just takes longer to apply (By default, using a Tesse is one raise in a risk, increase the duration of the blessing/curse with more raises)
  4. Longer duration blessings/curses have to be woven ahead of time, and then placed on someone with the usual ritual.
    • How many pre-woven blessings/curses can a Strega carry?  One?  More?  Base of one, but with a perk to increase?

This message was last edited by the player at 07:53, Sat 09 Oct 2021.

Alessandra Castillo
 player, 47 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Sat 9 Oct 2021
at 23:45
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Fiora Ambrogia (msg # 453):

Neat.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 248 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 5
Fri 15 Oct 2021
at 14:57
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Yikes!

It all sounds great, but it's boggling my mind at the moment. Need time to process it. Plus, I'll have to look it up in the books I do have.

On the other hand, I don't want the game to get bogged down in rules.


As for what strands look like, I'd imagine something between a braid and a triple helix, where the three strands in the helix represent you, others, and your environment. You can see where there could be pieces missing from the secondary strands, and places could be large or smaller, different colors to represent different aspects, etc.
Fiora Ambrogia
 player, 44 posts
 Sophia's Daughter Strega
Fri 15 Oct 2021
at 16:59
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Dread Pirate Robert:
On the other hand, I don't want the game to get bogged down in rules.

Well, the most rules-light of my suggestions is the one where making them last is just weaker.  "Half-strength but lasts until used up."  It doesn't get much simpler than that.  Any given person can already only have one blessing or curse at a time, so they're not going to get stacked up in weird ways either.  A Strega in Vodacce can bless a captain for a safe voyage, and the blessing can just sit there until he needs it for a storm.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 251 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 5
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 14:28
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
What annoys me is that they never really explain what a 'lash' is. I'm sort of interpreting as a short form of 'backlash', since that seems to be what it's meant to be. It's like they were being too clever for their own sake.
Fiora Ambrogia
 player, 46 posts
 Sophia's Daughter Strega
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 19:23
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Dread Pirate Robert:
What annoys me is that they never really explain what a 'lash' is. I'm sort of interpreting as a short form of 'backlash', since that seems to be what it's meant to be. It's like they were being too clever for their own sake.


"Backlash" is a portmanteau of two other words.  One of the definitions of a 'lash' is a strike from a whip or other fast-moving cord.  "Lashes" in the context of sorte are literally a pending whipping from the strands of fate, and that's what the wounds look like when a strega absorbs lashes as wounds.  They can touch the strands of fate, and the strands of fate can touch them too.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:24, Sat 16 Oct 2021.

Alessandra Castillo
 player, 54 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 01:35
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Merry Christmas.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 255 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 5
Mon 24 Jan 2022
at 06:28
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
And a Crappy New Year... so far, that's what I've gotten. Just some minor health issues that are seriously depleting my mental ability to post. Trying to get over it. Just need a good night's sleep...
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 63 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Sun 17 Apr 2022
at 22:52
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
Happy Easter!
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 263 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 5
Mon 18 Apr 2022
at 12:02
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
I've been under the weather for the past two weeks with insufficient mental energy to post, and then Thursday morning the AC went out so I've been melting in 90-degree heat for the past 4 days. Tech finally got here yesterday and the AC was working fine when he left, but now it's out again! Aaargh!
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 206 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Mon 18 Apr 2022
at 15:44
Re: Rafters Pub (OOCs)
In reply to Dread Pirate Robert (msg # 464):

That is misery. It needs to just sorta stay in the low 70s and high 60s year-round! :D