OOC: Out Of Character.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 1 post
 Game Master
 - Werner
Sun 18 Sep 2016
at 18:08
OOC: Out Of Character
This thread is commonly used to have (as it says) out-of-character discussions.  Definitely makes it easier to differentiate (oh that crack I just made about Boba Fett's fat head was meant to be 'out-of-character'!) and keep players or their characters (at least) out of unnecessary trouble.

Welcome to the game.  Let's hope we can keep this going (I've been on some games for years and years now).

This message was last updated by the GM at 18:11, Sun 18 Sept 2016.

GM
 GM, 3 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Tue 20 Sep 2016
at 18:25
OOC: Out Of Character
All PCs, please update your characters to level 2.  Thanks.
GM
 GM, 10 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 04:58
OOC: Out Of Character
So, just some posting guidelines, but nothing draconian and as long as we have a good time who cares.  However, to make things a little easier to read and separate In-Character (IC) versus Out-of-Character (OOC) I like to use the RPOL code.

Just a suggestion, but I like using colors for speech, makes it pop and gives it a characteristic, choose your own color if you would like.

Example:
Arabe' said with a big smile, "Humpty dumpty sat on a wall..."

For Out-Of-Character comments, questions, chatter, and especially rolls that should be embedded in a post usually at the bottom (combat in particular) use the tags <small> and <orange>.

Example:
OOC: Can I shoot around the corner?  Haha, your feet smell...through the internet...

07:53, Today: GM, on behalf of Arabe', rolled 4 using 1d20.  Blast Stormtrooper 1.
Ah, a miss!


Obviously the rolls are copied straight from the dice roller page.  Eazy peazy...right?

You can copy and paste the code below to help you:

<small><orange>OOC: Text Here</orange></small>

Thanks!
GM
 GM, 11 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 19:10
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Hey Keith, Russ has joined!  Or maybe you already know?

We can do some tweaks to our prelude adventure and he could have a miraculous recovery.

BTW, I may have messed up the description, but you're supposed to be on Enarc and headed to Eriadu...I know, confusing as the names are close...

Some SW Trivia, Eriadu is the homeworld of Grand Moff Tarkin, commander of the Death Star...
GM
 GM, 14 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Thu 27 Oct 2016
at 03:33
OOC: Out Of Character
Ok, we're about to take off in the prelude adventure...Russ/Morden, you there so you can join in?
GM
 GM, 15 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Thu 27 Oct 2016
at 11:33
OOC: Out Of Character
Hep:
In reply to Aria (msg # 12):

quote:
Without waiting for a reply she turns and heads into the belly of the Reaper to apparently stow her gear.

OOC: ...Or to sabotage the engine room...

Muahahahahahahaha!!
Hep
 player, 6 posts
 Beginnings
Fri 28 Oct 2016
at 07:25
OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 6):

Wait so maybe I missed how she got sent to the Reaper, from the ship owners via Spacer Temps or something?  Or just a bulletin board type of thing?
GM
 GM, 16 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Sat 29 Oct 2016
at 16:18
OOC: Out Of Character
Ha, Spacer Temps...she is a new hire with the company.  You work for Tagge Company (TaggeCo) subsidiary AgroTrans.  She probably came from corporate (TaggeCo).  No Craag's List...
Morden
 player, 1 post
Sun 30 Oct 2016
at 13:29
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OK. I've added most of my character details. Now what do I do?
GM
 GM, 17 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Mon 31 Oct 2016
at 03:45
OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Morden (msg # 9):

Welcome Russ!  Well, as I mentioned we're doing an adventure prelude called Milk Run for Hep/Keith. You were initially written out as being sick, but you could make a miraculous recovery. Your stand in, an NPC can still come along for the ride...I'll add you to the thread and you can catch up.

Don't forget to select a character portrait. That's always fun and I believe they have some Iktochi.
GM
 GM, 18 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 19:35
OOC: Out Of Character
I went ahead and found you a portrait.  Hope that's ok Russ.

Do you prefer to have the full name displayed, or just the first name?  Noticed the spelling changed, or I was spelling it wrong this whole time...
Mordun Tes
 player, 4 posts
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 22:06
OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 11):

Cool. Thanks. Spelling is Mordun Tes.
Hep Kresim
 player, 9 posts
 Beginnings
Fri 4 Nov 2016
at 09:56
OOC: Out Of Character
Hey good to see Russ has joined, let me know if I am jumping too far ahead with my posts or I need to roll more for the actions Im taking. If there is no time pressure you can assume Im taking 20 if thats OK.  How is the pace of the posting?  Its kinda tricky to determine how much you should be narrating and how much you should leave to dialog.
GM
 GM, 19 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Sat 5 Nov 2016
at 03:54
OOC: Out Of Character
You're doing just fine.  It's a collaborative effort, and certainly don't mind a little narration on your part.  If you didn't, then I would include it.  No worries.  We're just here to have fun!
GM
 GM, 22 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 18:41
OOC: Out Of Character
Mordun Tes:
quote:
OOC:  We're going to make it a little spicy...who's taking the controls?  Make a pilot check please.


My piloting skill is +9. Keith, what's yours?

I think you're matched in skill, but Mordun has some applicable feats/natural abilities for piloting.
Hep Kresim
 player, 14 posts
 Beginnings
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 19:14
OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 15):

I think we are ok with the 19 roll. But I can defer to Mordun in future piloting checks, I can be the co-pilot, comm and astrogation which are my stronger suits.
GM
 GM, 24 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 19:29
OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Hep Kresim (msg # 16):

I thought that's how we were playing before in the tabletop?  No worries, you can take turns, and Mordun may still have the tummy rumbly...
Hep Kresim
 player, 18 posts
 Beginnings
Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 20:35
OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 17):

As Russ brought up we probably have company uniforms, but whats the name of the company, I cant remember is there was one?
GM
 GM, 25 posts
 Game Master
 - Werner
Mon 7 Nov 2016
at 04:05
OOC: Out Of Character
You work for AgriCorps, a subsidiary of TaggeCo (a large corporation of a wealthy family from Enarc).
Hep Kresim
 player, 23 posts
 Beginnings
Wed 9 Nov 2016
at 08:47
OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 19):

Yikes why do I get the uncomfortable feeling we're going to be a gun battle with imperial forces after we kill this customs official....
Mordun Tes
 player, 16 posts
Wed 9 Nov 2016
at 09:05
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I shall be bravely hiding behind the NPC
GM
 GM, 37 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sat 12 Nov 2016
at 04:54
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Oh boy, we hit 100 posts!
GM
 GM, 41 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Wed 16 Nov 2016
at 05:01
OOC: Out Of Character
Want to give Russ a chance to post before posting the action.
Hep Kresim
 player, 34 posts
 Beginnings
Wed 16 Nov 2016
at 06:25
OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 23):

Sorry I thought he had started looking for bug spray or something. my bad.
Mordun Tes
 player, 25 posts
Mon 21 Nov 2016
at 14:59
OOC: Out Of Character
Hi Gents. I am enjoying the game. I was wondering if there is a good way that we could share our character sheets with the GM and perhaps even each other? Does RPOL have that function?

If not, I know we could just email attachments around but am wondering if it might be more useful to have a live document, like a Google doc. Do you know of any character sheet templates that we could use on a Google Doc?

I think it might speed up the game. For example, if the GM decides I need to make a check of some sort before anything else can happen and the check is going to be inevitable for some reason, he could just refer to the character sheet regarding my bonuses and roll for me, rather than waiting for me to log on.

Just a thought. I'm new to this whole online gaming!
Hep Kresim
 player, 38 posts
 Beginnings
Mon 21 Nov 2016
at 16:18
OOC: Out Of Character
We could just post them here or in another thread and as we update them just copy and paste over the old post.  I was thinking about this a while ago and I looked around but didnt see a way to share them, maybe there is.
Mordun Tes
 player, 26 posts
Mon 21 Nov 2016
at 19:24
OOC: Out Of Character
Makes sense. The interface gives me a headache, but it would be simple. Werner could create a new thread (or can we do that?) where we could paste them.
Hep Kresim
 player, 39 posts
 Beginnings
Mon 21 Nov 2016
at 19:36
OOC: Out Of Character
Actually there is already a Character Creation thread with like 2 posts we could use that.
GM
 GM, 46 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Tue 22 Nov 2016
at 16:50
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Under Character Details you are all able to put your character sheet in the space provided.  As GM I can look at anyone's character details and see their character.

As for dice rolling, I usually like the players to roll their own (virtual) dice because that's part of the fun!  You can incorporate the rolls as part of a post, as described in the posting guidelines thread.

If you really want to share your character sheet as a thread for others to see that's fine too.  I can create a thread that everyone can post to and then close it so no one can mess with it, and then allow players to see it or not.  However, it doesn't seem necessary for players to share character sheets, in fact, often the PCs don't know each others capabilities.  And as I said, I can see everyone's Character Details (the link next to your character name in the upper left corner) where the character sheet section usually resides.
GM
 GM, 47 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Tue 22 Nov 2016
at 16:53
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hep Kresim:
Actually there is already a Character Creation thread with like 2 posts we could use that.

That's for game rules concerning character creation.  Obviously we've already been through chargen, but if we had new players or you wanted to roll up a new PC.  For whatever reason...
GM
 GM, 48 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Tue 22 Nov 2016
at 16:54
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Russ/Mordun -- I see you already have your character sheet posted in your Character Details...

Also it's your turn.

The idea is to use some creative writing of your own the describe your actions, and what your character is saying.  The outcome is more than likely going to be described in my GM post.  The rolls are secondary, and that's why we usually put them at the end or you can even put them in a private message so they don't clutter your awesome prose.  If I feel something needs to be changed or elaborated I will let you know.

Play by post is more like an exercise in collaborative creative writing.  Just have fun with it!

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:03, Tue 22 Nov 2016.

GM
 GM, 49 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Wed 23 Nov 2016
at 03:09
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
See if you can see this thread in another game?

link to a message in another game

It's a Robotech military game, but a decent example of posting with rolls, and GM follow-up posts.
Hep Kresim
 player, 40 posts
 Beginnings
Wed 23 Nov 2016
at 19:48
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
I was thinking it might be helpful to list the rounds and turns in each post so that we are all on the same page. Doesn't have to be all the time just when like when we really need like during melee. For example after you call for an initiative roll
Gm:Round 1 initiative list
Me:Hep turn 1 ...action
Russ: Mordu turn 1...action
Gm: Aria turn 1...action
Gm: Bugs turn 1...action
Me: Hep turn2...bleed out
Russ: Mordun turn2 ...flee
Etc. Maybe a little spastic but could help keep things clear if we have a long battle or its a more complicated situation.
Dunno sound like something to bother with.
GM
 GM, 50 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Thu 24 Nov 2016
at 10:17
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Ok, I could do better with declaring the start of a new round.

Initiative was listed in the OOC: part of one of the messages that kicked things off with the bug fight.  Sorry if you missed it.

BTW, it's Mordun's turn right now.  Go ahead and type something narrative to describe your actions.
GM
 GM, 53 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sun 27 Nov 2016
at 20:40
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
"Combat" has technically ended so we can continue to RP as it goes. Thanks.
GM
 GM, 69 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Tue 13 Dec 2016
at 20:53
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Waiting to see if Mordun will post.  Guessing everyone's a little busy...s'ok...usual part of play by post...
Hep Kresim
 player, 58 posts
 Beginnings
Wed 14 Dec 2016
at 04:35
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Is cool. I just check in the mornings usually. How is your assignment going?
Mordun Tes
 player, 44 posts
Wed 14 Dec 2016
at 09:19
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Aargh!!! I'm sorry. I didn't realize you were waiting on me!!! Sorry!!!!
Hep Kresim
 player, 59 posts
 Beginnings
Wed 14 Dec 2016
at 10:19
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Mordun Tes (msg # 38):
Didn't you hear the jeopardy theme playing?
Mordun Tes
 player, 45 posts
Wed 14 Dec 2016
at 17:49
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Drat! Next time poke me with a gaffi stick!
Mordun Tes
 player, 46 posts
Wed 14 Dec 2016
at 17:49
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
By the way, have either of you figured out how to get an email when someone posts something new - or do you just check on the page periodically?
Hep Kresim
 player, 60 posts
 Beginnings
Wed 14 Dec 2016
at 18:27
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Mordun Tes (msg # 41):

If you go to user preferences and you can schedule when the emails are sent. Also there are RSS feeds you can subscribe to.
GM
 GM, 70 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 03:05
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
No problem.  Sorry if I was unclear about it, but assumed that since you were grabbing the can that you were also going outside the ship to assist Hep.  Correct?
Mordun Tes
 player, 47 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 08:26
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Correct.
GM
 GM, 74 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Tue 20 Dec 2016
at 20:20
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Going to let Keith/Hep post before making a GM post...muhahahaa...*cough* *cough*...
GM
 GM, 80 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 19:28
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
The beauty of Play-by-Post is that the pace is slow enough you can join in multiple games and keep up with them all.

I've mentioned before, I play in a longstanding Robotech campaign that has spanned several real years and game years.  The GM is looking for a few good men and women to play Destroid pilots (the non-transformable version of the mecha).  You should check it out.

Robotech 2020: The 321st Expeditionary Force Brigade: link to another game

The roleplaying alone is often good fun (I have a few characters actually).  Come on over, you can always quit if you don't like it.  It's all for good fun.  And we'll still be playing here.
GM
 GM, 81 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Mon 2 Jan 2017
at 04:30
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

*poke* *poke*  Hep, just waiting for your reaction before GM posting.

Also, have you guys seen Rogue One, yes?  I'm sure you have by now.

I'm going to be back in Lusaka in a couple of days, and hope to see it with the kids and Em.  I haven't seen it yet, but the kids and Em did, although they will watch it again with me.  I wonder if after watching that we're going to want to 'fast-forward' our game here to the era right before Episode 4...  It's a game, we can do what we want with it, and since the others haven't joined we can work a new story line, after you get out of your current predicament.  We could also just say the current scenario is taking place in that era since there are still Stormtroopers and Imperial influence.

Let me know your thoughts on it.  Thanks!
Hep Kresim
 player, 67 posts
 Beginnings
Mon 2 Jan 2017
at 04:43
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hey happy new year!
Just got back from vacay so I can post more reg now.  I am fine with switching up the timeline as outside of the films my sense of lore isnt too strong.
GM
 GM, 82 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Mon 2 Jan 2017
at 21:17
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hep Kresim:
OOC:  I tried to post while I was on vacay but it didnt go through....

15:58, Fri 30 Dec 2016: Hep Kresim rolled 1 using 1d20.  + 12 Reflex  = 13

OOC: D'Oh! Looks like I get a rifle but to the face! There's 2 numbers in the reflex though not sure which to use looks like 17/12.

No worries.  Thanks for trying though. =)

The 2 numbers represent with Dex bonus, and the other is flat-footed (i.e., without Dex bonus).  You are aware of the impending buttstroke, so you can use the 17...'butt' (pun intended), you did roll a fine "1"...
GM
 GM, 84 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Tue 3 Jan 2017
at 20:58
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
If you had a nose it might be broken...

You manage not to pass out...so what now?  Talk or initiative?  Players choice...
GM
 GM, 88 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 06:31
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Sorry for the lull. We were out and there was much squeezing of doing things and stuff.

I hope I haven't lost anyone. John almost was convinced to sign up...

It seems Rogue One is out of theaters here (Lusaka). I hope it shows at one of the Freshview Cinemas before I leave. I still haven't been able to see it.
Hep Kresim
 player, 74 posts
 Beginnings
Fri 20 Jan 2017
at 09:56
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 51):

Problem about the lull, hope you are enjoying your time back.  We can work on John to get him to sign up on Sunday after the game.
GM
 GM, 91 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Thu 26 Jan 2017
at 00:46
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
No worries on the internet problems.  We were experiencing bad latency earlier ourselves.  I'm out this Friday night back to Erbil, so ironically should be back to daily posting probably starting Saturday.

John mentioned he signed up, but I haven't gotten a message from him yet about his player username or JR's.

Also, I had already started some threads for the Twilight 2000 game (WWIII post apocolyptic military genre) I mentioned.  Check it out here: Link back to this game.

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:50, Thu 26 Jan 2017.

Mordun Tes
 player, 62 posts
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 08:53
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hi Werner.  No posts for a while so I hope everything is OK.

 I am interested in the T2000 campaign but that link didn't bring me anywhere. Can you check the link and re-send?
GM
 GM, 92 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 19:34
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Oops, guess when I pasted it didn't have the right link in memory.

Try this one: link to another game

And sorry, I didn't realize I was up.  Forgot since I've been trying to catch up at work.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:46, Fri 03 Feb 2017.

Hep Kresim
 player, 78 posts
 Beginnings
Sat 4 Feb 2017
at 06:28
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 55):

Hey Werner, checking out twilight 2k.  The game setting is interesting, Im not seeing a lot of character creation or game play rule resources: Do you have any concise ones?
Hep Kresim
 player, 79 posts
 Beginnings
Sat 4 Feb 2017
at 06:34
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Hep Kresim (msg # 56):

Heres a character sheet to work from:
http://vignette3.wikia.nocooki...st?cb=20090402123457

Not seeing anything like a players handbook...
GM
 GM, 94 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sat 4 Feb 2017
at 12:35
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
For the T2K game, I was going to go with 1st edition, but looking again at it, there are more resources for the 2nd edition (or 2.2), and available ready made Excel sheets to help with character generation.  Trying to get on DriveThruRPG.com, but my logon and password reset doesn't seem to be working.  If I can get on, we might do the 2.2 rules, which is a little better in character creation with life paths and such details.

I will have more up for the T2K game soon.
GM
 GM, 95 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sat 4 Feb 2017
at 18:12
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
If you don't mind, I'll add you guys to the T2K game.  Do you have any preference on which version of the rules we use?  1st Edition or 2nd Edition?
Hep Kresim
 player, 81 posts
 Beginnings
Sun 5 Feb 2017
at 08:46
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 59):

Hi I dont care either way, dont have anything to compare it with,, This game is taking place in central europe where we are abandoned units behind the lines?  Are we limited to being americans? Could I be a doctors without borders guy (I think they are french)? Thinking doctor/spy type guy.
Mordun Tes
 player, 64 posts
Mon 6 Feb 2017
at 19:24
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Cool. I'm happy with using 2.2.

It may be a while before I have the time to read the rules and get myself set up but I'll get to it as quickly as I can.
GM
 GM, 96 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 21:08
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
No worries.  I'll see if I can get an Excel sheet that can help with the CharGen.
GM
 GM, 99 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sun 12 Feb 2017
at 14:09
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hep Kresim:
In reply to GM (msg # 199):

OOC: Hmmm a Moff's nephew eh?  Sounds like a good way to bring the entire empire down on us...would the rebels want him?

Well, as of now you don't have the rebel connection, but it's quite possible...

Just curious, what would your motivation be?  Hate the Empire?  Want some credits?

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:09, Sun 12 Feb 2017.

Hep Kresim
 player, 83 posts
 Beginnings
Sun 12 Feb 2017
at 20:46
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 63):

I'm hearing this as single sales pitch "Hate the Empire?  Want some credits? Just kidnap the Moff's Nephew! What could be easier?"  I think both would apply.  I see it like a reinforcement rather than a conflicting or different motivation. Its kind of a holistic view.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:02, Sun 12 Feb 2017.

GM
 GM, 100 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sun 12 Feb 2017
at 21:00
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Ha! Nice. Ok. Just let me know which way you want to go...
GM
 GM, 105 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Tue 14 Feb 2017
at 19:47
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hep Kresim:
In reply to Mordun Tes (msg # 209):

OOC: The book says 1 force point per round, are we playing that rule? And it's only 1 force point at a time correct?

Yep, 1 Force Point per round and only 1 at a time.  At higher levels you get to keep the best roll out of a multiple D6 roll with each Force Point expenditure.
GM
 GM, 106 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Tue 14 Feb 2017
at 19:59
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Also need Heps initiative roll.  Sorry, no second attack, you got the surprise round already.  Unless you beat the Stormtroopers initiative, then you in affect would have a second attack.

Mordun -- yep, you add Dex for ranged attacks.

You're all hitting for the most part without the Force Points...
GM
 GM, 108 posts
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 Big Dub...
Wed 15 Feb 2017
at 23:51
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Mordun Tes:
OOC: I was going for the Iktotchi's limited ability for precognition here: "Mordun's fuzzy - and unfortunately very short -  foresight gives him a feeling that things are unfolding poorly for his friend Hep in the instant before he hears the muffled blaster shot from outside the ship."

It's a cool feature of this race and is what makes them great pilots.

Blaster damage (it's d8, right?):
15:54, Today: Mordun Tes rolled 5 using 1d8.

Ah yes, the precog ability, right.

And heavy blaster pistol is 3d8 damage.  So you got 2 more d8 to roll.  However, for the sake of expediency, I will roll on your behalf -- hope you don't mind.
GM
 GM, 109 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Thu 16 Feb 2017
at 00:08
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Ok, edited the last GM post slightly to reflect the precog, and the damage inflicted on the ST Sgt (just checking that that was an ok target for Mordun?).  Mordun won initiative over all the NPCs anyway.

Still need Hep's init roll.  And realized he didn't have enough damage dice for a heavy blaster too...so his ST is dead.

Hope it's ok with everyone that I'm short-cutting a little with choices and rolling on your behalf?  As we know PbP can be slow, and combat can drag on if we aren't concise.  Plus we're all getting the hang of the game system, so hopefully we can be more concise and move combat along faster in the future.  Thanks!

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:21, Thu 16 Feb 2017.

Hep Kresim
 player, 89 posts
 Beginnings
Thu 16 Feb 2017
at 06:39
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 68):
Right I also only rolled 1 d8.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:44, Thu 16 Feb 2017.

Hep Kresim
 player, 90 posts
 Beginnings
Thu 16 Feb 2017
at 16:53
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Hep Kresim (msg # 70):

OOC: Im fine with short cut especially if they work in my favor.. :)
See my init in game thread....
GM
 GM, 112 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Fri 17 Feb 2017
at 20:42
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hep Kresim:
In reply to GM (msg # 217):

OOC: It's totally yoda isnt it. Guys! Yoda is here! we're saved!

Unless he's on Luke's shoulders this silhouette is a lot taller...about 5'8"...
GM
 GM, 113 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Fri 17 Feb 2017
at 21:50
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Mordun/Russ, you may have to hold the shift or ctrl key while reloading the map page (group 3) for it to update the new positions.
Mordun Tes
 player, 70 posts
Sun 19 Feb 2017
at 13:17
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 73):

Not sure why but it didn't work. I'll keep trying.
GM
 GM, 114 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sun 19 Feb 2017
at 19:32
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Mordun Tes (msg # 74):

You might have to clear your cache.
GM
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Mon 20 Feb 2017
at 13:55
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Also, try opening the picture in a new tab or window from the right click.  Seems to take a few times after that too, to update on the regular page.
GM
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Mon 20 Feb 2017
at 15:41
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Yep, no problem on the position change, and I will update the map and do a roundup post tonight.
GM
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Wed 22 Feb 2017
at 19:50
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Feel free to roll damage with your hit rolls.  If you hit then it's already been made, if not then no virtual dice lost...
GM
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Thu 23 Feb 2017
at 03:45
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Sorry for the delay, other than passing out on Monday and Tuesday nights after work, RPOL was not cooperating.
GM
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Thu 23 Feb 2017
at 19:14
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Updated map for current action on the Reaper (group 3 map).
GM
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Sat 25 Feb 2017
at 23:00
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Well, shooting up Imperials does have it's consequences...
Karma Murphy
 NPC, 1 post
Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 04:15
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Wow, murder, kidnapping...what's next? Extortion?  Piracy?

This is how a life of crime in the Empire starts eh?

I see the 'spacing' of some ST corpses in your characters' collective future...of course you have to get into space first...atmospheric jettison works too, but you just don't get that satisfying explosive suck out of it...
GM
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Wed 1 Mar 2017
at 12:05
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hep/Keith, roll a persuasion check please.  Thanks.
Hep Kresim
 player, 113 posts
 Beginnings
Wed 1 Mar 2017
at 12:49
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 83):
OK I edited my post ; added persuasion check
GM
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Fri 3 Mar 2017
at 02:55
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Mordun/Russ, pilot check please, when you have a chance.  Thanks.
GM
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Sun 5 Mar 2017
at 11:18
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Ok, I'm going to do a pilot check for Mordun...

14:15, Today: GM, on behalf of Mordun Tes, rolled 10 using 1d20+9.  Re-Roll Pilot Check.
14:11, Today: GM, on behalf of Mordun Tes, rolled 20 using 1d20+9.  Pilot Check.

Hmm...going to give an additional day, and if Russ doesn't come back and roll a pilot's check vs DC 25, I'm going to have to go with that second roll...the 1...
Hep Kresim
 player, 119 posts
 Beginnings
Sun 5 Mar 2017
at 11:50
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
GM:
Ok, I'm going to do a pilot check for Mordun...

14:15, Today: GM, on behalf of Mordun Tes, rolled 10 using 1d20+9.  Re-Roll Pilot Check.
14:11, Today: GM, on behalf of Mordun Tes, rolled 20 using 1d20+9.  Pilot Check.

Hmm...going to give an additional day, and if Russ doesn't come back and roll a pilot's check vs DC 25, I'm going to have to go with that second roll...the 1...


The 1 it buuurrrnnnsss...
GM
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Thu 9 Mar 2017
at 14:45
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Sorry for the delays, been a bit under the weather...still sick, but hopefully getting over it soon...
GM
 GM, 147 posts
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Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 13:18
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Realized may be John's lack of interest is that he cannot see the Milk Run thread, so I added him to the group.

John, if you happen to see this message you can read through the thread, but until we figure a way to introduce you, and I have a couple of ideas (I will PM you), you're just added to lurk for now.
Noolan Karr
 player, 1 post
Sun 12 Mar 2017
at 08:15
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 89):

Just saw the thread for the first time. I am I still the same character that I was before?
GM
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Sun 12 Mar 2017
at 18:51
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Noolan Karr (msg # 90):

Hey John!  Yes, you have the same character, although with the change in campaign and the adventure I thought we can change how you get introduced to the group.  I sent you a Private Message -- the "Private Messages" link on the top of bottom of your RPOL page when in this game should be highlighted.  If not, click it anyway and you should see a new message from me.  Thanks!

You can also come up with a different character or character background if you want since we switched up some campaign specifics and re-started with a new adventure.

Sorry about the groups.  I didn't realize you were not added to the group that the Milk Run thread is under so you can at least read it for fun.  Groups is just a way for RPOL to hide certain threads so you can really have that split party adventure or concurrent events/threads, not show things to the public, etc.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:03, Sun 12 Mar 2017.

GM
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Tue 14 Mar 2017
at 20:37
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Guns can only be operated by the gunner...
GM
 GM, 152 posts
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Wed 15 Mar 2017
at 18:59
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
We have a 'Lurker' auditing the game to see if he might want to join...
GM
 GM, 158 posts
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 Big Dub...
Sun 2 Apr 2017
at 05:13
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Still out there?
Mordun Tes
 player, 99 posts
Mon 3 Apr 2017
at 20:24
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Cool. Welcome Lurker.
GM
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Tue 4 Apr 2017
at 18:54
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Did Keith go out of town for his bday?  He's usually more responsive.
Mordun Tes
 player, 101 posts
Wed 5 Apr 2017
at 07:16
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 96):

I don't know. I haven't heard anything.

Keith...?  Keith...?  Bueller...? Bueller...?
Hep Kresim
 player, 135 posts
 Beginnings
Thu 6 Apr 2017
at 22:28
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Mordun Tes (msg # 97):

Sorry guys had a busy weekend and week.  Im in the states now will have more time now.
GM
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Sat 8 Apr 2017
at 10:14
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hey Keith, I hope all is well.  No worries, that's the beauty of RPOL and PbP.
GM
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Sat 8 Apr 2017
at 10:15
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Thanks for the heads up Russ.  I'll NPC you as necessary.

Safe travels and Happy Easter!

This message was last edited by the GM at 10:24, Sat 08 Apr 2017.

GM
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Thu 13 Apr 2017
at 21:55
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Keith, it's up to you.  We can certainly wait for Russ to get back to kick off combat.  And yes, his intent is to ram one TIE and shoot the other... Sounds like a plan, but we all know "no plan survives first contact with the enemy..."

Also, sorry for getting back so late.  It's EER season, and just getting generally slammed at work last couple of weeks (although at least it's not because someone blew up something around us)...can't wait for R&R...
Hep Kresim
 player, 137 posts
 Beginnings
Thu 13 Apr 2017
at 23:44
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 101):


Heps bag o tricks was a dud so I guess combat is it...
GM
 GM, 165 posts
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Fri 14 Apr 2017
at 19:03
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
I know Mordun/Russ wants to ram, but reading the rules doesn't make sense...it sounds like a collision would pretty much kill everyone...let me research a little further for clarification of the application of damage...
GM
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Sat 15 Apr 2017
at 06:00
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 103):

Ok, found some errata, I think everyone's going to be ok...

Hep/Keith, go ahead and post, and I will get Aria's post in, and a result GM post.
GM
 GM, 171 posts
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Sat 22 Apr 2017
at 19:56
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Trying to work with John to try to get him re-introduced into the game.
Mordun Tes
 player, 109 posts
Sun 23 Apr 2017
at 17:20
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 105):

I've been hounding him every time I see him!
Hep Kresim
 player, 142 posts
 Beginnings
Wed 26 Apr 2017
at 08:33
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Mordun Tes (msg # 106):

Hey Guys Im back from the states.  Hopefully I can avoid the jet lag.
GM
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Wed 26 Apr 2017
at 18:32
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Welcome back!  Well, late night posting is authorized...
GM
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Tue 2 May 2017
at 05:10
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Sorry for the long delay, just been beat last couple of nights.  Also would like John to get his character ready...may be an opportunity for introduction...also, maybe our lurker too...
Mordun Tes
 player, 113 posts
Tue 2 May 2017
at 09:53
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 109):

Lurker, show yourself!!!!
GM
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Thu 4 May 2017
at 21:01
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
BTW, it's Star Wars Day!

May the Fourth Be With You!
Hep Kresim
 player, 145 posts
 Beginnings
Fri 5 May 2017
at 12:12
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 111):

And may the fourth altho be with you thir!
GM
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Sat 6 May 2017
at 18:21
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hope you all are enjoying the AISL anniversary event.  Would someone poke John?  We're nearing a nexus prime for introduction of new characters/players...
GM
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Tue 9 May 2017
at 04:08
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
BTW, IC Hep and Mordun either heard or saw something separately, but IC you have not communicated with each other...
GM
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Tue 16 May 2017
at 03:59
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Ha...shadows...
Mordun Tes
 player, 124 posts
Tue 16 May 2017
at 11:44
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 115):

Ugh! Why does it have to be shadows...?!
GM
 GM, 190 posts
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Fri 26 May 2017
at 07:13
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Sorry for the delay.  On holiday...
GM
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Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 20:06
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Ok, I hope you guys are still around.  Ready to roll/role again!  Thanks for your patience.
Hep Kresim
 player, 159 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Mon 12 Jun 2017
at 14:15
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 118):

Hey glad to have u back.  Did u get some R&R?
GM
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Mon 12 Jun 2017
at 19:33
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Thanks.  I was in Lusaka relatively briefly, but we went to Cape Town.  Time went too quickly.  I will be back in mid/late July to beginning of August.  We need to get together for a game of something.
GM
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Mon 12 Jun 2017
at 19:34
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Feel free to post.  I'm (still) trying to get John, and another player into the game.
GM
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Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 06:29
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Going to give Mordun a chance to post.  I'm sure he's busy with the last days of school...

Anyone going to respond to 'the shadow'?
GM
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Thu 29 Jun 2017
at 18:36
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Vent repair unfortunately isn't that quick...also, are you sealing it completely or trying to get it back in working condition?
GM
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Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 15:12
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
OOC note...uh, noted.  You can edit the entire post if you want to reflect properly the timing.

Also, Mordun can post.

Did you see the question from Aria?  You want her to 'smoke' the shadow?
GM
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Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 15:13
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Oh, and Happy Independence Day!
Mordun Tes
 player, 131 posts
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 18:23
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Happy Independence Day, gents!
GM
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Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 21:48
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
That's amazing...two "1's" in a row...don't think you were going to get off that easy describing your own faux pas... =P
Mordun Tes
 player, 133 posts
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 23:10
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
At least I just broke my 1's streak...with a 2!
GM
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Thu 6 Jul 2017
at 02:11
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Mordun Tes (msg # 128):

At least it's not a catastrophic failure...and it's an out of the ordinary use of a reflex save, but rolling low was good!  Flat-footed means without Dex bonuses.

Don't worry, not out to get ya...
GM
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Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 05:35
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Ok, I took a little dramatic license admittedly...so no damage Hep, and you only black out for a split-second from the pain of the face plant...you're welcome to engage in the RP exchange...
GM
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Thu 13 Jul 2017
at 18:40
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Is Hep going right back to doing the repair on the vent?  There's still the problem of your ship's front end literally being grounded...
Hep Kresim
 player, 169 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Fri 14 Jul 2017
at 11:05
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 131):

Yeah I will stay with the vent and make sure its done.  Mordun and the rest of the crew can work on that, I will work on the landing gear when im done with this...
Mordun Tes
 player, 138 posts
Sun 13 Aug 2017
at 18:22
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
AWESOME in-person game at John's house last week. Thanks gents. Let's get this RPOL going again!
Hep Kresim
 player, 171 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Sun 13 Aug 2017
at 19:17
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Mordun Tes (msg # 133):

 Yes that was a great session. Looking forward to the next installment.
GM
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Tue 15 Aug 2017
at 19:46
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
First days back at work are always hectic.  Hope to have something up by this weekend.

John needs to post his character details in his profile too...
GM
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Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 05:02
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Sorry, I was trying to write up a summary, but I think we will progress with the story and work on the summary re-cap as we go.

Mon Gazza Shadowport, right?

John on here yet?
Mordun Tes
 player, 139 posts
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 09:56
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
I harassed John about it last night!
Hep Kresim
 player, 172 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 19:55
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Mordun Tes (msg # 137):

Is his Character Noolan Carr still? We should start bombing his rmail account.
Noolan Karr
 player, 2 posts
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 12:19
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
John is here. Not quite sure what to do.
GM
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Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 19:55
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
John! Good to have you here.

Go ahead and post in the thread: link to a message in this game

We're starting off from the point where you've all escaped into hyperspace and now have arrived over Mon Gazza.  Hep has asked Noolan for coordinates for the shadowport.  Feel free to ad lib and add a little flavor.

You post actions as descriptively as you want, if it requires some sort of resolution we'll do that using the Dice Roller or whatever mechanically needs to be done.  I will usually post the results.  Role play, and dialogue is a big part of this, and just as if you were writing a story, you would use quotes around the speech.  Also, you can use colors and styles to differentiate speech and such.

Try this for some suggested posting guidelines and examples: link to a message in this game

I see this as a collaborative creative writing exercise.  Just have fun with it.
GM
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Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 19:56
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Also, please enter your character sheet into your Character Details section.  As GM I have access to it if I need to, and select a character portrait among the many available, and enter a written description of Noolan.  You can also add additional photos/pictures in the description (just use the <img src="http..."> tag).

Link back to this game

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:59, Tue 29 Aug 2017.

GM
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Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 21:47
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Everyone please welcome Xeo Vale.  A new player character.  Xeo's player is a Marine here in Erbil -- new to role playing, and the SW RPG, but a huge SW fan.  Please assist him as necessary.
Xeo Vale
 player, 1 post
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 23:24
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Thanks, Werner! Please bear with me, everyone - I'm still learning.
Hep Kresim
 player, 178 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 05:33
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Xeo Vale (msg # 143):

Welcome aboard!
Noolan Karr
 player, 10 posts
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 05:34
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Xeo Vale (msg # 143):

Welcome Xeo!
Mordun Tes
 player, 140 posts
Mon 4 Sep 2017
at 13:42
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Awesome! Welcome to the game. Nice to see John here too.

Let's get this game going again!
Noolan Karr
 player, 14 posts
Mon 4 Sep 2017
at 19:08
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Mordun Tes (msg # 146):

Hey Werner.

I would like to propose a house rule:

When a PC multiclasses into a new base class, they normally get to take one of that class's starting feats, assuming they meet any prereq that feat has. Houserule: The PC could, instead, gain skill training in one class skill from that new class.

Here's the background:

It makes sense that Noolan would multiclass into Soldier being on Eriadu, but I think it would be more for having to command the Reb  cell there. However, I don't think he would have picked up rifle proficiency because they were operating on such shoe string they couldn't really afford very good weapons and in an urban environment rifles would draw too much attention to them. It would be more likely that he picked up training in Mechanics to fix all the broken equipment that they were forced to use.

What do you think?
GM
 GM, 225 posts
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Wed 6 Sep 2017
at 03:29
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Sorry for the delay folks...long day of work had me beat.

John -- I agree on the house rule.  Makes sense to me.  In essence you can choose "Skill Training" feat as the one feat you're allowed for the level in the new class.
GM
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Fri 8 Sep 2017
at 20:17
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Not to take away from our game here, but if you're waiting around for posts and want to dabble in some other games, try out this long running Robotech game.  It's got a very military-feel to it, and it's been fun -- playing in it for I think over 10 years at this point with varying campaigns...

Robotech 2020: The 321st Expeditionary Force Brigade: link to another game

There are plenty of NPCs to take over, or if you want to create your own character you can start off at 1st level, and be a private or something.  Apparently there are too many NCOs and officers already.  Besides the GM expects more from those playing in a leadership role in-game.
GM
 GM, 232 posts
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Thu 14 Sep 2017
at 18:39
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Apologies for the long delays, just beat after work these past days.

Made a few posts.  Let's see how Mordun rolls...
GM
 GM, 234 posts
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Sun 17 Sep 2017
at 04:05
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Is Russ out-of-town?

If anyone wants the GM to roll or NPC them, please be sure to just let me know.  Thanks!
GM
 GM, 240 posts
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Sun 24 Sep 2017
at 19:53
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Ok, I thought Hep might state he's opening the door, but I guess he did in the prior post.  Updated the last post.  Let me know if you do any actions before I require a reflex save...
GM
 GM, 248 posts
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Tue 5 Dec 2017
at 20:11
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hey guys!  Sorry to be so neglectful, there's no settling in when you don't have your "stuff" yet.  Let's give John a day to respond for Noolan, and then I'll just NPC a little and try to get things moving along.  Thanks for your patience!
Mordun Tes
 player, 154 posts
Wed 6 Dec 2017
at 18:54
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Sounds good. Thanks Werner. I hope you are enjoying your new gig.
GM
 GM, 250 posts
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Sun 24 Dec 2017
at 17:37
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Well, that was a bit longer of a wait than I wanted.  Merry Christmas!
Hep Kresim
 player, 201 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Tue 26 Dec 2017
at 22:52
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 155):

Merry XMas happy new year!
Xeo Vale
 player, 11 posts
Tue 26 Dec 2017
at 23:48
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Hep Kresim (msg # 156):

Thanks! Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Happy New Year
Mordun Tes
 player, 155 posts
Thu 28 Dec 2017
at 01:54
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Woohoooooo!!!!  Can't wait to get back to the game!
GM
 GM, 254 posts
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Thu 4 Jan 2018
at 21:23
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Happy New Year!
Mordun Tes
 player, 158 posts
Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 16:50
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Happy New Year, Gents! I just saw the new Star Wars movie (loved it) and am jonesing for some play!!!!!!
Xeo Vale
 player, 13 posts
Mon 15 Jan 2018
at 20:35
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Mordun Tes (msg # 160):

Right there with you!
Hep Kresim
 player, 204 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Tue 6 Feb 2018
at 17:49
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Xeo Vale (msg # 161):

Hey everyone whats going on is the game still active?
Noolan Karr
 player, 29 posts
Tue 6 Feb 2018
at 18:48
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Hep Kresim (msg # 162):

I hope so
Mordun Tes
 player, 159 posts
Tue 13 Feb 2018
at 17:53
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
I hope so too. Werner, everything OK?
GM
 GM, 255 posts
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Sat 14 Apr 2018
at 16:56
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Just been busy with life, may be making up that last year away from home.  Apologies all.

If everyone's still around I can fire something up.
Noolan Karr
 player, 30 posts
Sat 21 Apr 2018
at 06:39
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 165):

I'm still here. Ready to go with Noolan.
GM
 GM, 257 posts
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Tue 24 Apr 2018
at 12:50
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hey there John!

Thanks for hanging in there.
Xeo Vale
 player, 14 posts
Wed 30 May 2018
at 02:07
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 167):

Hope everyone is doing well! I watched the SOLO movie this past weekend and am ďjonesingĒ to get back into the game.
Did anyone else get to watch it?
Noolan Karr
 player, 32 posts
Wed 30 May 2018
at 05:50
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Xeo Vale (msg # 168):

I haven't seen the movie yet, but I am ready to get back to it as well.
GM
 GM, 258 posts
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Sun 12 Aug 2018
at 16:02
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
If anyone is still out there, my sincere apologies for being such a deadbeat GM. I think I didn't want to admit it, but I had run out of story steam. I know we keep doing resets, but if everyone is willing perhaps we can do it one more time. We can bring in Brendan/Xeo, vice going through a long story to get him with the group. Time is scarce and RPOL moves slow as it is.

Let me know here or via email your thoughts if anyone still checks on this game.

Thank you for your time and understanding.

- W
Hep Kresim
 player, 205 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Sat 1 Sep 2018
at 05:31
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 170):

I am always lurking suspiciously in the background, on rpol and irl. So a reset is fine with me...
GM
 GM, 259 posts
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Thu 6 Sep 2018
at 13:55
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Great Keith. Thank you.

Where's everyone else?
Noolan Karr
 player, 33 posts
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 13:49
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 172):

That is okay with me, can we use the same characters?
GM
 GM, 260 posts
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Wed 12 Sep 2018
at 13:56
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Noolan Karr (msg # 173):

Absolutely.
Hep Kresim
 player, 206 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Wed 12 Sep 2018
at 22:25
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 174):
Hep: Yawn.... I just had the weirdest dream...
GM
 GM, 261 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 23:14
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Ok. I feel a bit scattered, but after re-reading our threads, I think we can just go ahead and proceed. Part of my desire to reset, is I was not feeling inspired by the story. However, I think I can still do this. There may be a paring down of NPCs, only because even in RPOL tracking and posting for them is a pain.

I also have to admit I cheated on you guys a bit...there's a D&D group here where I was able to get a few of them to play a SWRPG session, but I don't want to interfere with the regular D&D game, so may invite them to RPOL here.

Realistically, I think a weekly post rate maybe the only good start for now.

So quick roll-call:

- Keith
- John

- Russ?
- Brendan?

For any players I was running a concurrent game to eventually join with the main group, will be likely in the follow-up in this thread.

Everyone ok with possibly new players joining?
Noolan Karr
 player, 34 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 00:29
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 176):

Noolan is in.
Hep Kresim
 player, 207 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 04:58
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 176):

Hey if there is a story line\ module you like that like why not just drop us in?
GM
 GM, 262 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Thu 18 Oct 2018
at 02:06
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
I've had some inspiration...I think we can continue to progress in the current campaign.

There are some players here in Jakarta interested in joining, so I am waiting and working with them to get characters going.
Hep Kresim
 player, 208 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Thu 18 Oct 2018
at 14:57
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 179):

Cool.
GM
 GM, 263 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Thu 18 Oct 2018
at 17:04
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Is Russ still around? Mordun needs to be updated to at least level 2 if he hasn't been already.
Hep Kresim
 player, 209 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Fri 19 Oct 2018
at 04:44
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 181):

I have not seen Russ in a while but I believe he's around.
Xeo Vale
 player, 15 posts
Sun 21 Oct 2018
at 23:33
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 181):

*footsteps are heard in the distance...a silhouette of a man appears, and a familiar face adorns it*

Hey guys! I'm glad to hear you all are wanting to get back into it. I need a creative outlet from work and am eager to hear how everyone is doing. Count me in, GM.

-Brendan/Xeo
GM
 GM, 265 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Tue 23 Oct 2018
at 00:07
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Xeo Vale (msg # 183):

Hey Brendan, that's great! I'll work on getting you in with the rest of the group sooner.

Hope all since well. Where you at these days?
Xeo Vale
 player, 16 posts
Sun 28 Oct 2018
at 22:31
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 184):

Awesome!

I'm doing well. Finished with school- I'm a tech at Camp Lejeune right now. How are you liking your new post?
GM
 GM, 266 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sat 15 Dec 2018
at 23:33
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hello. Welcome to L-337.
Seskia
 NPC, 1 post
 I'm missing...
 Come find me Noolan...
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 06:05
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Noolan! Why haven't you found me yet?? *Boo hoo*
Hep Kresim
 player, 211 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Sun 23 Dec 2018
at 15:15
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Seskia (msg # 187):

Should I assume that we don't have a land speeder in this timeline?
Hep Kresim
 player, 212 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 15:38
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Hep Kresim (msg # 188):

Merry Christmas Everybody!
GM
 GM, 271 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 01:50
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Merry Christmas!


GM
 GM, 272 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 01:52
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Hep Kresim:
In reply to Seskia (msg # 187):

Should I assume that we don't have a land speeder in this timeline?

I don't think you have that luxury speeder as that was in a previous campaign...
Hep Kresim
 player, 213 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 20:53
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 191):

roger that.
GM
 GM, 274 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sat 29 Dec 2018
at 19:14
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Just a note to those rolling new characters, or for just about anything needing dice rolls, please use the Dice Roller (Link back to this game) for greatest ease and transparency. Not that it's been any issue, but it makes it easier to number check if that's what you want me to do.

For in-game rolls, especially combat, it makes it easier to paste rolls into your post too.

Thanks!
GM
 GM, 275 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Mon 31 Dec 2018
at 21:49
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Just so you know, you can always go back and edit a post. This especially true if you are making OOC comments and have a typo. It's not necessary to create a whole new post, just to correct one mistake or mistype.
GM Assistant
 editor, 1 post
Mon 31 Dec 2018
at 22:29
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Happy New Year!!


GM
 GM, 276 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Mon 7 Jan 2019
at 17:15
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
For the Cappella crew. If Josh doesn't join up by tomorrow we will proceed without him.
GM
 GM, 277 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Mon 7 Jan 2019
at 17:16
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
For the MG crew, waiting on Noolan to answer before proceeding. Will give e him one more day, then NPC and move things along.
GM
 GM, 286 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Tue 15 Jan 2019
at 00:09
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
I would like to take a vote. I know it's been mentioned before, but I decided to push ahead with current story lines in all the various groups. A wise GM/DM mentioned splitting the groups for manageability. My intent was to try to bring everyone together, because I like when everyone gets along and strangers meet in a strange land across cyberspace sometimes.

My point is, do we want to reset the groups and either put everyone together as one large group, or keep groups separated.

In separate groups, the Jakarta group would be put together with a little back story (other than the one from the introductory adventure, that was really just a quick distraction).

The Lusaka group can continue in the current story, or reset as well. If we get a larger overall group, then the story would be reset.

Thoughts? Opinions?

Ultimately, I want everyone to have fun whatever we do.
L-1337
 player, 7 posts
Tue 15 Jan 2019
at 01:17
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 198):

I see it as this:

Benefits all together:
*  Easier for the GM. You have one main storyline to worry about.
*  People get to "meet" one another?

Benefits apart:
*  Same timezone (at least for Jakarta).  Thus, posting between players easier.


I am perfectly fine either way frankly.
Jax Watashi
 player, 8 posts
Tue 15 Jan 2019
at 02:29
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 198):

I am with L-1337 in that I can go either way. I was liking where you were headed though. Getting us together through a rescue op or an escape gone wrong is a nice introduction. Better than the classic there you are in the local cantina, when you spot across the bar -etc...

L-1337 made one good point though about time zones. It is easier for him and I to coordinate because we are on the same time. With a larger group across multiple time zones the "lag" in coordination may be larger. The only drawback that I see.
Fyvo
 player, 4 posts
 Cerean Diplomat
 Advisor to the stars...
Tue 15 Jan 2019
at 10:02
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Jax Watashi (msg # 200):

My two cents:

I like the idea of a group, "combined" adventure, it raises the possibilities for interesting interplay between the various abilities and personalities.

I see the potential for time zone differences slowing things down, particularly in combat, but will they have any more effect than people getting busy at work, travelling, etc.?

So, maybe attempt a combined adventure, and if it becomes unwieldy find a reason to split the party by time zone?

That said, I'm on board for whatever folks decide.

This message was lightly edited by the player at 10:04, Tue 15 Jan 2019.

GM
 GM, 288 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Tue 15 Jan 2019
at 21:57
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Thank you for the response posts to my proposal thus far.

So, the reset to bring everyone together would be something along the lines of establishing an existing backstory to get you all together, such as you've all been recruited to be a part of the same rebel cell (and not to spoil it for anyone, but possibly have some Imperial moles too...).  Since there are so many pilots, it may be a fighter squadron setup, or at a minimum the crew of a larger ship (not capital size, but a large freighter likely).  I can also accomplish (and am somewhat moving toward) the latter with the current setup as well, but it will take some time since RPOL is not meant to be a fast-paced gaming environment.

Also to address time zones, RPOL as I mentioned is specifically not fast, but also because of that is ideal for those across time zones, and can be done in-between checking work email and such (although I do not have the time at work usually myself to do anything gaming related except look up a few things once in awhile).  I am usually typing up posts on the shuttle to and from work, but it's not so easy to do on a tablet (especially the formatting), but again RPOL facilitates multiple time zones, because it's not expected that posts will be rolling in at a normal in-person or even live online gaming session.

I would like to hear from everyone that's still interested in playing before we completely revamp if we end up going that route.
Jimmi
 Player, 15 posts
 Near Human Fixer
 Jimmi Klaas
Wed 13 Feb 2019
at 17:19
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
So new player here....I've only known the GM from gaming here on RPOL all the way back to 2006.

I'll be posting IC once the GM gives me the go ahead.
GM
 GM, 333 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Thu 14 Feb 2019
at 07:13
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Please welcome Jimmi.  He will be joining the Cappella 3 thread, hopefully shortly.
Hep Kresim
 player, 232 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Thu 14 Feb 2019
at 09:04
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 204):

Hi Jimmi, welcome.  I'm in the Mon Gazza thread.
Hep Kresim
 Mon Gazza, 233 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Thu 28 Feb 2019
at 14:02
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Hep Kresim (msg # 205):

Hi have there been any new posts in the Mon Gazza thread?  Im not getting notifications but post counter is going up, but none of the threads are marked as new...
So im not sure if there is something happening with the website.
GM
 GM, 341 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Thu 28 Feb 2019
at 14:57
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Sorry Hep, that's the other group posting. I was still waiting on Noolan, but will get something up soon even if he doesn't post.
Jimmi
 Cappella 3 - NPC, 30 posts
 Near Human Fixer
 Jimmi Klaas
Sat 2 Mar 2019
at 03:08
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Quick question.  Does L-1337 look like a stock droid? Or could he easily be recognized?
L-1337
 Cappella 3, 37 posts
Sat 2 Mar 2019
at 07:19
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Jimmi (msg # 208):

He appears to be a Czerka protocol droid, but has some recognizable damage etc to the chassi.
GM
 GM, 345 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sat 2 Mar 2019
at 07:45
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Jimmi (msg # 208):

Link back to this game
Kella
 Cappella 3 - NPC, 18 posts
 Lost soul...
Sat 2 Mar 2019
at 09:10
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
L-1337 is one judgy droid fo'shizz...
Jimmi
 Cappella 3 - NPC, 31 posts
 Near Human Fixer
 Jimmi Klaas
Sat 2 Mar 2019
at 17:46
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
GM:
In reply to Jimmi (msg # 208):

Link back to this game

I've often seen the character description for a character on RPOL never being updated (even after years of play), so I didn't know how up to date that is.
GM
 GM, 354 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sat 2 Mar 2019
at 17:59
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Jimmi (msg # 212):

True, quite true.  It is accurate at this point though.
GM
 GM, 363 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Wed 6 Mar 2019
at 10:06
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Just a reminder, please post a single action in combat.  If you had already posted an action, then please wait for a GM resolution post before posting again.  Thank you.
GM
 GM, 365 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Wed 6 Mar 2019
at 10:25
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
I am allowing the players to see each other's threads, but please do not post in threads you know you are not a part of, and be careful with the meta-gaming please.  Thanks.
Hep Kresim
 Mon Gazza, 235 posts
 Duros Scoundrel
Wed 6 Mar 2019
at 10:58
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 215

3 is Ok with me, I think it would be good for the Jarkata+ group to get their space legs before we all get together and the situation on Mon Gazza can move forward a little...
Zurel Kurn
 Cappella 3, 5 posts
Wed 6 Mar 2019
at 13:02
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
The Capella 3 thread is kinda confusing now because characters kept posting after the GM asked for initiative.

So I am not sure what Zurel is supposed to be reacting to. The initial point where Jimmi has drawn his weapon causing L-1337 to turn around (and the GM telling us to roll init), or do I react to L-1337 ordering me to draw on Jimmi?

As an aside I have been playing games here on RPOL since late 2005. My time as a player had mostly been in Rifts. There were some Rifts games where the characters sometimes spent more time killing each other to resolve group conflict instead of whomever the perceived enemy was.
L-1337
 Cappella 3, 44 posts
Wed 6 Mar 2019
at 14:13
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Zurel Kurn (msg # 217):


Good question.  The initiative is an interesting question in this regard, and Werner will have to resolve that.

I initially had L-1337 start things by trying to get the jump by shooting out of the bag at Jimmi.  It was not resolved whether or not that would hit, or whether it would be a surprise to have a shot come from a bag or not.  When he asked for initiative my intent was to add dialogue to move the story forward, regardless of the results of the attack.

Zurel has initiative after L-1337, so I guess he would react after either the shot and/or the "turn a gun on this guy for a ride".

This is my first Rpol game, I'm still adjusting to the pace.
Zurel Kurn
 Cappella 3, 6 posts
Wed 6 Mar 2019
at 15:33
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to L-1337 (msg # 218):

So Iím going to be transparent and state that I am/was running Jimmi until I finished my current character.  I had asked the GM (Werner) if Zurel could just walk in and blow Jimmi away so as to get him outta the picture. I was asked not to. So I did not.

In running Jimmi, who yes is a coward but I figured he would probably grow some balls if some being or Droid just decided to brazenly start to slice/hack into his ship. Now I had thought about just having Jimmi shoot L-1337 in the back, but decided to instead draw on the droid and verbally confront L-1337. But I also left an in post PM to the GM that Jimmi would shoot if L-1337 did not stop, or if Jax drew his weapon. I even made a strike roll. After L-1337 posted (msg# 168) is where as a player i figured it was time to wait for the GM.

GM asked for init and so after rolling init and posting I waited for the GM to state what the posting order was.
L-1337
 Cappella 3, 45 posts
Wed 6 Mar 2019
at 16:27
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Zurel Kurn (msg # 219):

All sounds fine to me.  I am fine with either L-1337 getting shot, or shooting Jimmi.  He does have a 6 charisma though, so he's not going to sit around and pleasantly chit chat about things with a ship overhead.  So I figured he would do what he does best.  *chuckle*  And went with where the chips fell after that.  If Jimmi gets a shot off first that is 100% kosher, especially since that was relayed before hand.  I'm still getting the hang for the timing and expected regs for Rpol etiquette.
Zurel Kurn
 Cappella 3, 7 posts
Wed 6 Mar 2019
at 16:45
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to L-1337 (msg # 220):

At this point what occurs is up to the GM and his decision is final.
L-1337
 Cappella 3, 46 posts
Wed 6 Mar 2019
at 16:56
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Zurel Kurn (msg # 221):

Pretty sure that is what we're all waiting for heh.  I could not care less which direction it goes, as long as it leads to moving the story forward and consolidating the options to a coherent story.  I don't envy his task, herding players is as bad as herding cats at times.  And I can only imagine doing so with players across multiple countries and timezones exacerbates that.
GM
 GM, 366 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Wed 6 Mar 2019
at 21:46
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Yes, please hold any further posts or dialogue as we are in combat (in the Cappella 3 thread).  I have a 1 round outcome post ready, just waiting on the actions of one character.  Any subsequent posts that came after declaring initiative will be treated as a second round action.  Make sense?  I believe that's fair.

Standby while I get the final actions for the characters for round 1, so I can finish my post.  Thanks.

And, no worries from me, learning curves.  This is a new medium for most of the players in the Cappella 3 threads.  And yes, it would be great if we could all post back and forth like a live game, but then it wouldn't be play-by-post, and it would be a live game (whether in-person or via chat or Roll20)...
Zurel Kurn
 Cappella 3, 8 posts
Thu 7 Mar 2019
at 00:39
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Once I fight my way out of the traffic and get home Iíll getposts up.
GM
 GM, 375 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 04:52
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Standby while I make some threads for the various sections of the Maven...

Will create more later, but for the chatty team, use this one:

link to a message in this game

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:07, Sun 10 Mar 2019.

GM
 GM, 380 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 14:03
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
The HoloNet is not exactly like the internet.  You have to think about also when SW was created -- the internet was not readily accessible and an everyday thing.

SW does take place a long time ago...

The HoloNet by this time in the timeline is heavily controlled and restricted by the Empire.
L-1337
 Cappella 3, 57 posts
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 14:54
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 226):

So Werner.  Question, the Scavenger's Guide to Droids has a sidebar on page 27, which talks about Droid Data Ports.  The last one, is a Wireless data port.  Interestingly enough, I can't seem to find any other reference to this anywhere. It says:

"Wireless Link: Some droids have the hardware to access wireless data links. This type of link is only operable when a computer or network also has wireless capability. Accessing networks typically requires passwords or slicing. However, once connected, this type of link is suitable for all types of data transfer, vehicular control, and slicing attempts. An integrated comlink does not allow a droid to access wireless data networks or make slicing attempts wirelessly."

Ok, very interesting right?  I can find one other reference in the book, which is a droid with said link. But no cost associated.  Any thoughts?

As you might imagine, this is one of the most interesting and first upgrades I would like to go for.  *chuckle*

This message was last edited by the player at 14:58, Mon 11 Mar 2019.

Zurel Kurn
 Cappella 3, 19 posts
Wed 13 Mar 2019
at 22:47
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
quote:
GM
You can decide who's piloting dick is bigger or just go. Decide IC. If you decide IC to coordinate your actions, we can then go to a ship initiative


This made me laugh.

Anyhow I already stated how big my piloting dick is IC.
Zurel Kurn
 Cappella 3, 22 posts
Fri 15 Mar 2019
at 05:15
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Zurel Kurn (msg # 228):

Well I guess I have the biggest piloting dick.

GM:
Sorry Zurel, unless everyone agrees to get your ship, she'll have to wait patiently for your return, or not.

Meh shit happens.
GM
 GM, 393 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Thu 21 Mar 2019
at 17:47
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
The Maven has all the stations together on the bridge.
Zurel Kurn
 Cappella 3, 26 posts
Fri 29 Mar 2019
at 17:58
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
GM thank you for not having us encounter the Star Destroyer Chimera!
GM
 GM, 396 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sat 30 Mar 2019
at 00:37
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
It's spelled differently in Wookiepedia...Chimaera

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Chimaera
GM
 GM, 397 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sat 30 Mar 2019
at 11:17
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
It can't be Star Wars without a whiny Jedi-wannabe!!
Fyvo
 Cappella 3, 90 posts
 Cerean Diplomat
 Advisor to the stars...
Sat 30 Mar 2019
at 12:38
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to GM (msg # 233):

Oy.
Zurel Kurn
 Cappella 3, 28 posts
Sat 30 Mar 2019
at 19:52
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
GM:
It's spelled differently in Wookiepedia...Chimaera

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Chimaera

Spelling isnít my strong point.
GM
 GM, 398 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Mon 1 Apr 2019
at 18:29
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
In reply to Zurel Kurn (msg # 235):

You spelling wasn't wrong for Chimera, and it certainly wasn't a slight at your spelling abilities. For some reason they just spell it differently, even though it's the same mythical creature reference. British English vs American English?  Just want to be different?  Who knows...
GM
 GM, 402 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Mon 8 Apr 2019
at 00:14
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
I wanted to give others an opportunity to post in the Cappella 3 thread before moving on. If not, I will move ahead. Thanks.
GM
 GM, 406 posts
 Game Master
 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
 GM, 407 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 GM, 408 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 GM, 409 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 GM, 412 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 GM, 413 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sun 14 Apr 2019
at 00:11
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
Will update Capella game map shortly.
GM
 GM, 415 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 GM, 416 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 GM, 419 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 Cappella 3, 99 posts
 Cerean Diplomat
 Advisor to the stars...
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
 GM, 420 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 GM, 423 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 Cappella 3, 84 posts
 The go to guy
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
 GM, 426 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 GM, 430 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 GM, 431 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 GM, 445 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 GM, 450 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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.

link to a message in this game
GM
 GM, 451 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 Cappella 3, 115 posts
 Cerean Diplomat
 Advisor to the stars...
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 2019.

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
 GM, 452 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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
 GM, 453 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
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 wouldnít mind playing an imperial.

I have the 1E and 2E rule books for West End d6. I havenít played it for like 20 years