OOC: Out Of Character.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
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
OOC: Out Of Character
I shall be bravely hiding behind the NPC
GM
 GM, 37 posts
 Game Master
 Big Dub...
Sat 12 Nov 2016
at 04:54
OOC: Out Of Character
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
OOC: Out Of Character
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
Re: OOC: Out Of Character
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?