OOC Discussion Thread.   Posted by SteamRoller.Group: 0
Joseph Rudyard Hunnisett
 player, 114 posts
 Navy Commander (Ret)
 Wandering Explorer
Mon 18 Feb 2019
at 01:57
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In reply to Grimsby H. Baskerville (msg # 218):

Grimsby, my man, you'd be surprised to find out some of the places I'm lurking in!  I'm like a caca-roach ... ^_^
Grimsby H. Baskerville
 player, 261 posts
 A Colonial agent knowing
 Mars past and present
Sat 2 Mar 2019
at 20:43
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Tomorrow (Sunday March 3) I am scheduled to be travelling back to the US, so I probably will not be posting again until I reach home. Since the prediction is wind and rain in London when I am supposed to leave and 4 -6 inches of snow in Pittsburgh when I am supposed to arrive, I am by no means confident my flights will be on schedule, or even existent. I hope to post by Monday, but I may be optimistic.
Grimsby H. Baskerville
 player, 262 posts
 A Colonial agent knowing
 Mars past and present
Tue 5 Mar 2019
at 03:11
Language Groups
In reply to Grimsby H. Baskerville (msg # 220):

I got as far as Pittsburgh Sunday and waited there because  a big snow storm was supposed to becoming through --in fact, it was not as bad as predicted, so I came home today and should be posting normally hereafter.
Catherine Harston
 player, 127 posts
 Proper Young Lady
Tue 5 Mar 2019
at 22:35
Language Groups
In reply to Grimsby H. Baskerville (msg # 221):

Glad to hear it went better than expected.
Arthur
 player, 1 post
 I have drunk
 and seen the spider.
Fri 8 Mar 2019
at 21:37
Language Groups

Hello, I thought I should introduce myself before joining your merry band. I will be playing Arthur Russel a newly retired military surgeon and member of the aristocracy. Very much looking forward to joining you in the game.

Cymon.
Catherine Harston
 player, 129 posts
 Proper Young Lady
Fri 8 Mar 2019
at 22:51
Language Groups
In reply to Arthur (msg # 223):

*Curtsies* Welcome, Arthur! Glad to have you with us
Grimsby H. Baskerville
 player, 264 posts
 A Colonial agent knowing
 Mars past and present
Sat 9 Mar 2019
at 02:03
Language Groups
In reply to Arthur (msg # 223):

Welcome, Arthur. I look forward to playing with you. Since your character is described as an aristocrat,I wondered if he was kin to the great Whig family that produced the Victorian prime minister Lord John Russell, but I notice you spell the name with only one "l," so I suppose Arthur belongs to a different noble house.
Arthur Russel
 player, 2 posts
 I have drunk
 and seen the spider.
Sat 9 Mar 2019
at 03:21
Language Groups
In reply to Grimsby H. Baskerville (msg # 225):

No sorry that was my fault and yes it is the same family. Thanks for the welcome.

GM could I get another "l" added to Arthur's last name. Thank you.


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Grimsby H. Baskerville
 player, 266 posts
 A Colonial agent knowing
 Mars past and present
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 02:25
Language Groups
In reply to Arthur Russel (msg # 226):

Thanks for the clarification. The Russells were a very interesting lot, as they later included the philosopher Bertrand Russell, a grandson of Lord John. Assuming we really are around 1889, Bertrand would be a teenager at this point.
Catherine Harston
 player, 132 posts
 Proper Young Lady
Fri 5 Apr 2019
at 07:49
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Maybe I missed something, but I don't think the thugs actually surrendered yet?
Joseph Rudyard Hunnisett
 player, 122 posts
 Navy Commander (Ret)
 Wandering Explorer
Fri 5 Apr 2019
at 08:22
Language Groups
In reply to Catherine Harston (msg # 228):

Not as such, no.  We've simply taken them captive without identifying ourselves or declaring our intent to them.

It's entirely possible we're mistaken, that they are Pinkertons, Dr. Solar is a deranged maniac who killed dozens back in New York, and we've just become his accomplices by freeing him ^_^
GM SteamRoller
 GM, 137 posts
 Gearhead
 Machinesmith
Fri 5 Apr 2019
at 22:14
Language Groups
Brie put the second two men to sleep, so they didn't need to surrender.
Grimsby H. Baskerville
 player, 272 posts
 A Colonial agent knowing
 Mars past and present
Sat 6 Apr 2019
at 01:37
Language Groups
I will be away tomorrow (Sat. April 6) so I do not expect to post again until Sunday.
Arthur Russell
 player, 9 posts
 I have drunk
 and seen the spider.
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 05:48
Language Groups

I am going to be on holiday for a week from tomorrow and unlikely to have any internet access. I will try to look in if I am able. Cheer's.


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Catherine Harston
 player, 135 posts
 Proper Young Lady
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 08:34
Language Groups
In reply to Arthur Russell (msg # 232):

Have fun on your holiday!
Grimsby H. Baskerville
 player, 281 posts
 A Colonial agent knowing
 Mars past and present
Wed 17 Apr 2019
at 03:23
Language Groups
In reply to Arthur Russell (msg # 232):

Have good time.
Catherine Harston
 player, 138 posts
 Proper Young Lady
Thu 2 May 2019
at 19:57
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quote:
Joseph snaps a sharp look towards the young British woman--and his gun hand twitches towards his over-sized holster for just a second--but the young woman continues talking in pleasantries--so he turns away, hopefully before anyone notices his intense scrutiny.

~~How does she know my old Naval Rank?~~ Joseph ponders, ~~Did I slip it, somehow?  Dammit, and I was just starting to think I could trust him, too.  Better keep a closer eye on both of 'em ... ~~


Oh, that was my mistake, for some reason I thought you had mentioned that earlier. There's no way Catherine would know that information, so should I modify my post?
Joseph Rudyard Hunnisett
 player, 137 posts
 Navy Commander (Ret)
 Wandering Explorer
Fri 3 May 2019
at 05:23
Language Groups
In reply to Catherine Harston (msg # 235):

Catherine Harston:
Oh, that was my mistake, for some reason I thought you had mentioned that earlier. There's no way Catherine would know that information, so should I modify my post?


     NO!  Absolutely not!  Change nothing!

     While Joseph does not have any Flaws/Edges of Secret Background or Hidden History, and any such thing, he does, sometimes, seem to act a little "cagey" about his background.  Sometimes he even dodges answering specific questions by changing the subject.

     So, no, do not change that post.

     Maybe Catherine believes she heard Joseph, or maybe Felicity, mention that Joseph was a Naval Officer (neither has).
     Joseph has mentioned that he's from Galveston, Texas (a Port City), and that his Father was a Sea Captain.  I think Joseph even mentioned his Father died in 1865 "Commanding a ship in the Service of Texas".
     Possibly, in her past, Catherine has known Naval Officers--Friends, Family, Friends of family, all British, of course--and something about Joseph reminds her of them?  Some turn of phrase he's used, some element of body language, the way he holds his binoculars, or how he study's a map...reminds Catherine of someone from her past, "The Commander", and it was a mere slip of the tongue on her part, when she called Joseph "Commander".  But Joseph doesn't know that ^_^  Even Catherine doesn't realize she did that...

     Unless she happened to notice the reaction it triggered in Joseph, and is puzzled by it.


     Just as a bit of trivia--during, and for some years after, the US Civil War the conflict was called by the Union/Federal loyalists the "War of the Rebellion" or "War of the Southern Rebellion".
     On the flip side, Confederates called the conflict the "War Between the States" or the "War of Northern Aggression".
     It all depended upon POV  ^_^
Grimsby H. Baskerville
 player, 286 posts
 A Colonial agent knowing
 Mars past and present
Sat 4 May 2019
at 03:02
Language Groups
In reply to Joseph Rudyard Hunnisett (msg # 236):


Joseph Rudyard Hunnisett
 player, 138 posts
 Navy Commander (Ret)
 Wandering Explorer
Mon 6 May 2019
at 00:34
Language Groups
In reply to Grimsby H. Baskerville (msg # 237):


Ladies and Gentlemen,  Signore e Signori,  Meine Damen und Herren,  Mesdames et Messieurs,  Дамы и господа
...oh...and...I suppose...you people over in the Pokémon boards, too...
yeesh!

Please join with me this May the 5th, of the Year 2019, in wishing our good friend GM Steamroller a most Happy Birthday!

Born sometime in the middle of the Last Century--that would be the 20th Century, ya friggin Millenials!--Steamroller is now "Old Fart"-years old.

So please wish him well--you may need to speak up--and congratulate him on being your favorite GM.



This message was last edited by the player at 00:40, Mon 06 May.

Grimsby H. Baskerville
 player, 287 posts
 A Colonial agent knowing
 Mars past and present
Tue 7 May 2019
at 04:11
Language Groups
I will be traveling Wednesday and attending the International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo Thursday through Sunday, returning late Sunday night. I will probably have Internet access but my playing time may be limited.
Grimsby H. Baskerville
 player, 288 posts
 A Colonial agent knowing
 Mars past and present
Tue 7 May 2019
at 04:14
Language Groups
In reply to Joseph Rudyard Hunnisett (msg # 238):

Happy birthday to Starmaster.
Grimsby H. Baskerville
 player, 292 posts
 A Colonial agent knowing
 Mars past and present
Tue 21 May 2019
at 03:17
Language Groups
I will be away for a week starting tomorrow (May 20).
Catherine Harston
 player, 146 posts
 Proper Young Lady
Sat 3 Aug 2019
at 01:27
Language Groups
Is there a skill I can roll to know that Bofors is an arms manufacturer?
GM SteamRoller
 GM, 147 posts
 Gearhead
 Machinesmith
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 21:32
Language Groups
A straight Intellect check would do it... essentially representing something you read in a newspaper or overheard as gossip in certain circles. Straight 4d6.

The only other skill that might be relevant would be Writing, probably learned as research. Intellect + Writing, so 5d6.

Oh. Also, Marksmanship. You might have used a weapon or ammunition manufactured by Bofors. Coordination + Marksmanship, so 5d6.

In any case, a roll of 12 is success.