OOC: Out Of Character.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
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 Big Dub...
Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 17:32
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Let's see if anyone else gets a Nat 20 for initiative...otherwise looks like the Imps get to go first...
GM
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Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 17:33
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Keep in mind the Maven has a -5 to piloting, and a -5 to initiative.
GM
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Thu 11 Apr 2019
at 20:23
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Apologies, I forgot that we were doing ship initiatives for simplicity sake.

So, Zurel as the pilot would provide the initiative roll using his initiative modifier, but with a -5 penalty from the ship itself.

The Star Destroyer and the TIEs both rolled Nat 20s for their initiative, so even if you beat them, they get to go first.  I've held their actions for the moment, but that's about to change...
GM
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Thu 11 Apr 2019
at 20:35
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
So, starship scale is not very definitive, however, using character scale might be too much.  So we will use starship scale in this case.

There is a map up under Game Map, Group J: /gameinfo.php

The white box in the upper left corner represents the ISD Revenant.  It's relatively close, but not that close that I could fit it on the map.

Two TIEs flying escort, and two TIEs inbound.  Will probably reach the Maven in 2 rounds.
GM
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Sun 14 Apr 2019
at 00:08
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Sorry, got a lot going on in the OOC of the last post in Cappella.

In a nutshell:

Jax, make a pilot check at -15 vs DC 20 (so, yes, effectively DC 35)

L-1337, you may make a DC 30 computer use check to coax more out of the ship's computer so she doesn't shut down the engines, but also some rerouting to avoid an engine breakage (dropping down a condition track). If Jax succeeds, you can get an extra movement square out of a successful check.

Fyvo, you have the idea that they're not trying to kill you, but they aren't letting you just fly off either. Do what you will with that information/insight.

Zurel, you've done all you can last round. You can continue to fight the tractor beam, assuming so. That would constitute your actions for this next round, but you will get a movement square if you can break the bonds of oppression here.
GM
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Sun 14 Apr 2019
at 00:11
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Will update Capella game map shortly.
GM
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Wed 17 Apr 2019
at 12:51
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Sorry for the delay.  Game Map for Group J updated.  Hold shift key when re-loading if you're still seeing the old map.

Also, if Zurel would like to get additional bonuses against the Grapple, I would say a piloting roll to increase speed can be attempted, and each successful 5 points beyond the DC 20 with the -15 would give a +5 to the Grapple roll instead of the actual increased speed, but a failed roll would result in a drop in the condition track.  Up to you if you want to take that chance.

You would roll to increase speed one round, and actual do the grapple check the next round.
GM
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Sat 20 Apr 2019
at 17:37
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
This would recreate the mechanics behind the line Han Solo uses in A New Hope about cutting off the engines or she's going to break apart when trapped in the Death Star's tractor beam.

Zurel is busy iRL. So, as a party, decide how you want to proceed. Continue to fight the tractor beam? Or take your chances on the Revenant?

Not too meta-game too much, but you might notice they are reeling you in, vice blasting you out of the sky...

If you want to continue to fight, let's do a batch of rolls to fight the tractor beam to speed things up. Let me know if you also want to still try to take out the TB cannons with your laser cannon...
GM
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Tue 14 May 2019
at 19:38
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Anyone can post now in the Cappella thread.

Going to ask Jimmi where those special cargo holds are at?

If he does show you, and you all can't fit, what is the plan? Who hides and who takes their chances?

Kella may be annoying right now, but they want her, so she might have some survival capital.
L-1337
 Cappella 3, 69 posts
Wed 15 May 2019
at 04:56
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 246):

If we had an escape pod, I was going to see about putting her in it and ejecting her to draw them off from us and perhaps allow us to escape.  At this point, it feels we are "in for the ride" so to say, so I'm just waiting to see what happens.  Doesn't seem like there is a whole lot of agency for meaningfully impactful action.
Fyvo
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Wed 15 May 2019
at 11:25
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to L-1337 (msg # 247):

Fyvo's in a similar place to L-1337. He's weak in the skills needed for ship-to-ship combat, so ceded his place at the gunner's station to Jimmi. He doesn't know about Jax's plan, but does know there's a powerful force user on the Star Destroyer and would strongly suspect that hiding behind something wont keep it from sensing his presence -- if anything, hiding with the others would probably just draw it to them.

Right now he's pondering how to get an encrypted message out to Larvon before they're boarded, and if killing himself before that happens is the only way to protect Larvon and the rest of the proto-resistance. Both seem like actions for a turn or two down the road, so for now he's in "wait and see" mode.
GM
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Wed 15 May 2019
at 19:56
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Ok, I will use Zurel in his current capacity as a NPC to help formulate a plan, which is what I was hoping someone would do.  Just a little guidance...
GM
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Tue 21 May 2019
at 23:03
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Prepping a Revenant hanger post...

Sort out who's going to hide, and who's going to face the music, please.
Jax Watashi
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Tue 21 May 2019
at 23:26
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 250):

I have posted my intentions - msg #326
GM
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Wed 22 May 2019
at 22:14
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
As PCs you literally chose this path to fly directly at the Star Destroyer...
GM
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Fri 31 May 2019
at 23:46
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Ok, you're in the belly of the beast...or at least a nostril...

You can start posting in this thread: link to a message in this game

Hep, a PC, has joined or rather you have joined the thread he's currently in.  He's a disinterested party at the moment, but mutual problems can often lead to unlikely allies.

Hope is never lost...maybe you just need to find a new one...
GM
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Wed 5 Jun 2019
at 03:22
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hep Kresim:
In reply to GM (msg # 8):

OC: Are we supposed to use the Use modifier (chr) on a force roll?

You mean if you use a Force Point?  No, it's just a +1d6.

https://swse.fandom.com/wiki/Force_Points
GM
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Wed 26 Jun 2019
at 20:47
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
BTW, I am no longer NPCing Zurel, so it was the PC that made the suggestion about stealing multiple hyperdrive capable ships.
GM
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Mon 1 Jul 2019
at 22:11
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Just highlighting a RPOL feature -- the private language groups. See my post in Posting Guidelines. Thanks.

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GM
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Tue 2 Jul 2019
at 19:55
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
*AHEM*

Did anyone else notice Jax just diving into the garbage receptacle??
Fyvo
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Wed 3 Jul 2019
at 01:42
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 257):

I did, but Jax has ignored the group since we landed and now appears to be sneaking out. Seems like a pretty strong indicator he's not interested in whatever we do collectively. Fyvo would focus his efforts on the group working together to solve our current problem... unless you're suggesting Jax is betraying us and we should try to stop/kill him before he succeeds?

Also, I'm guessing Clay is currently in PCS hell and/or vacation heaven and not spending a lot of time on rpol; assuming you want our group and Hep to join forces, it's going to be hard to do unless and until he reconnects and L-1337 starts passing messages (assuming that's even what he would choose to do).

This message was last edited by the player at 01:43, Wed 03 July.

Zurel Kurn
 Cappella 3, 41 posts
Wed 3 Jul 2019
at 04:07
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
GM:
*AHEM*

Did anyone else notice Jax just diving into the garbage receptacle??

Yeah I thought about following him.
GM
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Thu 4 Jul 2019
at 17:51
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
He didn't say it, but perhaps he found a way out that doesn't involve walking out the boarding ramp?  Or he's showing himself to be trash...
GM
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Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 19:58
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Sorry everyone. Just did the whirlwind home leave, so you know there were plenty of intentions of posting and moving along the story that didn't come between at least 3 time zones...

I recently got a PM from a stranger asking about playing an Imperial or Imperial sympathizer character. It made me think of some of the players here and the tendencies for there characters... Would anyone be interested in a separate Imperial-centric game?  That is the PCs are Imperials or work as freelancers for the Imps.

Any thoughts or enthusiastic yeses?

I'm also wondering if perhaps using the older West End d6 SW RPG ruleset might work better on RPOL too as it's a simpler system, especially with character creation. I would prefer to focus on the story rather than minute game mechanics. SAGA can work for a tabletop game, but doubt that's happening anytime soon.

Again, any thoughts or enthusiastic yeses?

Thank you all.
Zurel Kurn
 Cappella 3, 42 posts
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 00:56
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 261):

I wouldn’t mind playing an imperial.

I have the 1E and 2E rule books for West End d6. I haven’t played it for like 20 years