Rafters Pub (OOCs)   Posted by Dread Pirate Robert.Group: 0
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.