OOC: Out of Character   Posted by Psynister.Group: 0
Psynister
 GM, 9 posts
 The One
 The Only
Sun 5 Mar 2017
at 14:49
OOC: Out of Character
This is for any questions you have for me, or just chatter similar to twitter or any old message board about anything at all. The game threads should be used for in-character actions and roleplay, and everything else goes here.

I've given everyone a character portrait to start off with, but you're free to change it. There's a link in the top-left now that you've been added called Character Details that will take you to your character sheets w/i RPoL itself. I haven't set those up yet, but it's also where you can change your portrait to something you like better.

In that same section of links is where you'll find the Dice Roller, and Game Map (also not loaded yet). The Scratchpad is kinda pointless, I never use it. And The Cast is just a list of every character in the game that's been set up, along with the last date they logged in and/or posted.

The only important links on the top-right are Game Menu, which takes you back to the list of threads in the current game, Main Menu which takes you back to RPOL (as does the logo in the top-left), and Private Messages, which hopefully I don't need to explain. ;)
Psynister
 GM, 17 posts
 The One
 The Only
Sun 5 Mar 2017
at 17:30
OOC: Out of Character
The thread that is the current gaming thread meant for RP and combat is called Dungeon: Redbrand Hideout.

Typically, you want to check the game thread at least once per day if you have time. If you can post more often, that's great. If not, no big deal, just get to it when you can. Playing through posts is a slower method by default, but it's a way to keep things moving when we're not able to play together in person.
Lyndria Lorlach
 Half-Elven Ranger, 2 posts
Sun 5 Mar 2017
at 22:13
OOC: Out of Character
Sorry for my initial confusing post, guys. I thought we were still outside. If you didn't see my confusion, then yay! I may have changed it fast enough.
Psynister
 GM, 19 posts
 The One
 The Only
Sun 5 Mar 2017
at 22:15
OOC: Out of Character
And I updated the original post to indicate the actions she intended to take before you went inside. I wrote it right after I woke up, so sleepy-brain had me bypass some things. Like, clarity, for example.
Torg
 Human Barbarian, 2 posts
Sun 5 Mar 2017
at 23:57
OOC: Out of Character
So yes we are RPing in the 3rd person, thats what I started and it does sound better as I read it.
Lyndria Lorlach
 Half-Elven Ranger, 3 posts
Mon 6 Mar 2017
at 00:05
OOC: Out of Character
Yeah, it just seems smoother when describing actions and expressions in this format. I'm most comfortable writing in 3rd person in general.
Psynister
 GM, 20 posts
 The One
 The Only
Mon 6 Mar 2017
at 00:25
OOC: Out of Character
Should I wait for a post from Kaynox, or go ahead and proceed with what we've got? I don't always need to wait on a post from every player before I move on, but I like to give everyone a chance.
Psynister
 GM, 24 posts
 The One
 The Only
Mon 6 Mar 2017
at 03:45
OOC: Out of Character
This creature is about 5'8" from what you can tell. Just so you have a better idea of what you're looking at.
Psynister
 GM, 25 posts
 The One
 The Only
Mon 6 Mar 2017
at 04:04
OOC: Out of Character
When the time comes for posting combat actions the format will be the same as what you're doing right now. Describe your actions in the post with normal text, and then copy/paste your dice rolls and your combat actions in Orange text down below it.

You can color your text either by typing the html tags to do it, or by using the Styled Text dropdown you see below the message window on the far right by highlighting the text, then selecting the color you want. You can also select the color first then type in the little window that pops up, whatever you prefer.

So a combat post would look something like this:


Brusk exclaims at Cimbria's words, "Vampire lord!?"

A warm glow surrounds the dwarf's head for a moment as he looks into Cimbria's eyes, "Steady."

With the nearest wolf now dispatched, Brusk turns toward Strahd, [Language unknown:  "Hasintwhi totasa ei taca'actala fiplnd!]

Move: none
Action: Guiding Bolt at Strahd
Result: Hit AC 17, Damage 11 Radiant. If hit - the next attack against him has Advantage.
Bonus: Healing Word on Cimbria, restores 8 HP

21:21, Today: Brusk Dawnhammer rolled 8 using 1d4+6 with rolls of 2.  Healing Word.
21:17, Today: Brusk Dawnhammer rolled 17,11 using d20+5,4d6 with rolls of 12,2,4,4,1.  Guiding Bolt.

Psynister
 GM, 29 posts
 The One
 The Only
Wed 8 Mar 2017
at 00:40
OOC: Out of Character
If you look in the top-left corner of the screen, beneath the RPOL logo, you'll see a link for "Character Details". Clicking that will take you to a text-only version of your character sheet. You can scroll down to your Skills section and see what bonuses you have to each skill, and then in the dice roller there are two different ways you can roll it. The one on the left uses dropdown boxes, which I find kind of annoying so I never use it, or you can type it out on the right side.

In the example below, Kaynox has a +3 Perception, and the two methods of rolling 1d20+3 are shown to the right.

The brackets next to the skills indicate whether or not you're proficient in that skill. If it's marked, you are, otherwise you're not. I've done the calculations for you already, so if it says +3 then you have +3, no need for extra math. Since Kaynox is a Bard, she has an ability that gives her half of her proficiency bonus (+2 / 2 = +1) to all skills that she's not proficient in.


Kaynox
 Gnome Bard, 7 posts
Wed 8 Mar 2017
at 00:47
OOC: Out of Character
Thanks!
Psynister
 GM, 30 posts
 The One
 The Only
Wed 8 Mar 2017
at 00:54
OOC: Out of Character
As for getting your dice rolls into your posts, you copy/paste them from the dice roller screen. (Note that my dice roller looks a little bit different because the DM has a lot more options than a player.)

Toward the bottom of the Dice Roller form, there's a section titled "Reason for Roll" where you can type what it is you're rolling for. So if you were going to make an attack and then roll for perception you'd be rolling a d20 twice, and that will let you distinguish between the two.

After you roll it you can find your roll information in two different places. Either at the top of the screen, or at the top of the dice log that's below the dice roller


Kaynox
 Gnome Bard, 10 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 04:17
OOC: Out of Character
Thanks for the diagram. Sorry my roles are all over the place. I'll get this thing figured out eventually.
Psynister
 GM, 34 posts
 The One
 The Only
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 05:11
OOC: Out of Character
You're free to post combat actions in any order. I'll resolve them in initiative order and make any corrects that are needed, like having Kay target a different bugbear because the first one was dead.
Torg
 Human Barbarian, 10 posts
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 13:59
OOC: Out of Character
Do you prefer for us to do our attack rolls and damage rolls whether or not we may have hit it like I have been doing?
Psynister
 GM, 35 posts
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 The Only
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 15:36
OOC: Out of Character
Yes. Go ahead and give me all of the rolls applicable to your actions. Sometimes other things will happen with the environment or with another player's actions that will change the target number, so rolling for everything will help it all flow better.
Psynister
 GM, 36 posts
 The One
 The Only
Mon 13 Mar 2017
at 01:18
OOC: Out of Character
Kay, I got your character sheet here updated with spell details.
Torg
 Human Barbarian, 12 posts
Wed 15 Mar 2017
at 03:46
OOC: Out of Character
What should I roll if I want to try and grapple mosk so he is easier to hit like what we did with the redguard in the city?
Psynister
 GM, 39 posts
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Wed 15 Mar 2017
at 03:53
OOC: Out of Character
Grappling is a Strength check (1d20+3), and counts as an action, so you'll skip attacks the turn you try to do it.