OOC.   Posted by The Storyteller.Group: 0
The Storyteller
 GM, 1 post
Wed 4 Jan 2017
at 19:14
OOC
Out of character chat can go here.

If it's immediately relevant to the story, it can also go in the main threads if you use orange text.

This message was last updated by the GM at 19:16, Wed 04 Jan 2017.

Gwendolyn
 player, 2 posts
 Apprentice Medicine Woman
Mon 9 Jan 2017
at 14:03
OOC
Hey everyone! Should we try and set up any prior relationships or anything like that? Also, I know I built a bit of a strange witchy character, who's also something of an outsider. Between this and the more village centered prompt, I do have an alternate character prepared that I can switch to if it's easier, something of a local priestess who would be more 'part' of the village. What do you guys think? Should I stick with this medicine woman? Switch? What sorts of prior relationships and the like should we set up?
Jack
 player, 2 posts
 Shepherd
Mon 9 Jan 2017
at 14:27
OOC
Well, I can easily imagine Jack being friends, or at least friendly with the whole cast. He's a laid back type, which many of the older generation would probably call a slacker, but he's pretty much always happy and friendly towards others, loving to sing and party at the tavern and such. So i imagine him as being fairly popular among those his own age and younger at least. He's also an incurable flirt, so pretty much every girl in the village are used to him complimenting and skirtchasing. The fact that he does it in a harmless and fairly charming way keeps him from being seen as a total creep. So it's highly likely that he'd have flirted with Gwendolyn at least a few times. Although he'd probably have done it when the old crone was looking away, since he is a bit scared of her, like most other people.
The Storyteller
 GM, 8 posts
Mon 9 Jan 2017
at 15:00
OOC
I'm 100% behind you guys setting up existing relationships; that will make some of the character advancement a lot easier for me to implement the way I want to!


I'm planning to have most of the "leveling up" kinds of events happen organically and internal to the group.  For example:

Steve the Fisherman is accustomed to using his fingers to tie fishing knots and bait hooks, but he's not very bright and he doesn't understand how locks and tumblers work.  Jane the Mechanic might be able to explain the basic concepts behind some simple devices like that, and suddenly Steve is a decently competent burglar.


When we kick things off sometime tomorrow, I'll be sending each of you a PM with a suggestion of someone who might benefit from your character's strengths.  For the example above, I might tell Jane that she's noticed how dexterous Steve's fingers are, and maybe she could share some of her mechanical knowledge to help him improve himself.  I'll be doing that kind of thing throughout our little adventure, so stay on your toes and help your comrades become the best they can be!
Stewart
 player, 2 posts
 Trapper
Mon 9 Jan 2017
at 21:03
OOC
My character is a trapper. So if a medicine woman would need bones, meat or skin of small animals we would probably have traded in the past. Or your master could have helped either my character or my character's mother through an illness while you assisted.
Jack
 player, 4 posts
 Shepherd
Tue 10 Jan 2017
at 14:12
OOC
As you will all probably notice, my first post in the new thread is using colour for Jack's speech. I do that so it's easier to differentiate it from the rest of the post. I'm not saying it's super necessary, but in my experience it makes it a lot easier to follow what's in the posts, especially the long posts.
Jayfie
 player, 4 posts
 Apprentice Blacksmith
Wed 11 Jan 2017
at 16:49
OOC
Does any of your characters know how to read? Because mine does not. How common is illiteracy in this place?
Gwendolyn
 player, 4 posts
 Apprentice Medicine Woman
Wed 11 Jan 2017
at 16:56
OOC
Depends on how realistic we're being. If we have an actually realistic medieval setting, it's most likely that Thaddeus and maybe the village priest or priestess actually knows how to read and nobody else. Literacy was almost unheard of in rural villages like this. Even among the Nobility reading was rare, delegated to scribes, members of the church, and some merchants. While medieval peasants certainly understood the concept of writing, it almost never would help or affect their daily lives. Knowledge was much more traded on an oral and empirical level.

Of course, in a fantasy setting things can be different. For example, in a lot of my settings I have a goddess of knowledge as a major force in the church, so literacy is freely offered to those who wish it. I'm not sure about the pantheon in this setting ha ha. If I was playing the priestess I would probably have a better chance of helping to figure some of that out, but it seemed like people were more interested in the medicine woman. That being said... I'm enjoying my character either way. ^_^

But yeah, generically I'd say none of our characters are literate. Probably no one in the village.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:25, Wed 11 Jan 2017.

Stewart
 player, 5 posts
 Trapper
Wed 11 Jan 2017
at 20:23
OOC
Mine is illiterate but has Average Knowledge so I'm sure he could discern signs or basic words on notice boards