The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)   Posted by Marshal.Group: 0
Bryan Lee
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Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 21:18
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
EDIT: I had a question about the wolves that was clearly answered in the last post by The Marshal. Question retracted :)

This message was last edited by the player at 22:20, Sat 21 Nov 2020.

Tamsin River
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Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 21:47
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
...I mean Tamsin is DONE with these wolves I think she can give everyone a shout
Tamsin River
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Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 23:57
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
So. I have been working on a song inspired by these wolves since... probably around when the posse discovered they tore up Tom OíFolliard, whenever that was, Itís still nowhere near finished, but this seems like perfect timing so you get the super rough demo version experience :)

https://voca.ro/1dlg8QBq2SNE
Kansas Kate
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Sun 22 Nov 2020
at 03:30
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
Tamsin River:
https://voca.ro/1dlg8QBq2SNE


If I tried every day for 700 years I couldn't make something half that good

Side rant:  Personally while there's a lot of albums and songs with heavy production I like, I actually like "rough" recordings without so much touch up just as much if not more.  I feel like a lot of musicians get lazy letting producers and studio techs touch up and autotune everything.  The imperfections of an actual performance are part of the performance, it's called wabi sabi people!

Also, game question, I know there's a rule somewhere that if you have a machine gun mounted to a fixed point, you can negate the Full Auto penalty for firing it (basically, it's a trade off, no penalty but your big powerful gun cannot be moved easily), but I don't know if that's a SW core rule or just a setting rule that's creeped into my brain.  Does that apply here?  If not no big, it's a Gatling gun not a precision rifle, haha.
Marshal
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Sun 22 Nov 2020
at 16:21
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
Tamsin River:
So. I have been working on a song inspired by these wolves since... probably around when the posse discovered they tore up Tom OíFolliard, whenever that was, Itís still nowhere near finished, but this seems like perfect timing so you get the super rough demo version experience :)

https://voca.ro/1dlg8QBq2SNE

Thatís really lovely, Tamsin. And quite haunting (in a good way). Itís lingered with me since I gave it my first listen. Thank you for sharing that. Itís outstanding.

Kansas Kate:
Also, game question, I know there's a rule somewhere that if you have a machine gun mounted to a fixed point, you can negate the Full Auto penalty for firing it (basically, it's a trade off, no penalty but your big powerful gun cannot be moved easily), but I don't know if that's a SW core rule or just a setting rule that's creeped into my brain.  Does that apply here?  If not no big, it's a Gatling gun not a precision rifle, haha.

The closest rule I could locate that seems applicable is the Bipod rule from Savage Worlds Deluxe which indicates that if a fully automatic weapon is fixed in place and supported by a bipod, the recoil penalty for automatic fire is reduced to -1. To my mind, that rule would apply here, as the Gatling gun is fully braced on a steel stand and swivel.
Kansas Kate
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Mon 23 Nov 2020
at 00:48
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
Works for me!
Dr. Ezekiel Q. Wayland
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Wed 25 Nov 2020
at 02:47
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)

Sorry that simple roll took so long.

I had one of "Those Days" and tomorrow is not looking great either...
Albert Cooper
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Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 17:46
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
Are those of us underground being attacked at all? Or just ushered out of there in a hurry? Albert's interested in leaving, but I'm not entirely sure if that's going to be done unhindered or if we are in combat rounds at this point?
Kansas Kate
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Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 17:51
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
Also who can see our intrepid Ranger?  I don't meant to be a pain in the tuchus but if my spatial reasoning skills were decent I'd be an engineer!
Marshal
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Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 18:02
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
At the moment, I have Kansas Kate, Tamsin, and Garrett up on the balcony. None of them would be able to see Lee or Bauer. Dr. Wayland would be able to see the pair from his position in the dining room.

What the people on the balcony can see is that the wolves have gone into full retreat. However, the reason for their flight isnít immediately clear.
Marshal
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Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 05:34
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
Albert Cooper:
Are those of us underground being attacked at all? Or just ushered out of there in a hurry? Albert's interested in leaving, but I'm not entirely sure if that's going to be done unhindered or if we are in combat rounds at this point?

Sorry, Albert. I overlooked this. Totally my bad.

If the situation shifts into combat, I promise, Iíll call for initiative rolls. At this point, it doesnít appear that there is anything physically hindering the group from moving toward the door. Some who are below have experienced physical sensations, some have glimpsed phantoms, and everyone at this point has heard a subterranean voice entreat the four visitors to remain in the tomb.

Will moving to reach the door be hindered somehow? The only way to find out is to make the attempt. Or you could go back the way you came. Or talk to the dead. Or close the open sarcophagus. Itís up to you and Jacinta how to proceed. But, as it stands right now, nothing down there is physically attacking anyone.

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:36, Fri 04 Dec 2020.

Kansas Kate
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Thu 10 Dec 2020
at 17:48
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
So those of us on the balcony are completely in the dark about what's happening at the door to the other room and are just aware that for some weird reason the wolves stopped coming?  Just clarifying.  Because if I could see that door from where I was I'd fire a Gatling gun into it lol
Marshal
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Thu 10 Dec 2020
at 19:27
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
The door to the other room is located directly behind the stairs that lead up to the balcony/landing. No one on the balcony can yet see the mist that emerged from beneath said door, but all of them heard the trio of gunshots that preceded it. So, at the very least, theyíre aware that some kind of fight is taking place almost directly below them.

As to the wolves, youíre correct, the immediate reason for their retreat isnít clear to those upstairs. They just know that the canines retreated shortly after some of their number were blasted apart by the Gatling.

I keep promising a map. Iíll get one up early this evening.
Marshal
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Fri 11 Dec 2020
at 05:21
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
I've uploaded the layout of the ranch house's interior as the map for Group 1.
Marshal
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Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 23:00
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
Bryan Lee:
Questions:
  1. Bryan was waiting by the door ready to attack as soon as it opened. Does that have any weight to this potentially being a Surprise situation? They might have been expecting opposition on this side, but maybe not his positioning and readiness - so I thought it worth asking.
  2. If the answer to the above is affirmative, would his positioning give him The Drop?


I really had to consider this from a couple of different angles before I could give an answer. My apologies for the slow response.

I donít believe this is a situation where Surprise/The Drop comes into play. There are two reasons for that:

First, one of the gunfighters got a glimpse of Lee, which is what put them on alert to begin with. Granted, they donít know who the Ranger is, or what his capabilities are, but they know thereís someone out there and, given the general state of mayhem, theyíre assuming anyone they donít know is an enemy. Not to give away the bad guysí tactics, but the fact that the shots through the door didnít prompt any exclamations of pain or the sound of bodies hitting the floor will tell them that the threat isnít sitting directly on the other side of the portal. Taking those factors into account, I think itís fair to say theyíre expecting an assault from somewhere around the doorway when they emerge. Not necessarily a hand to hand assault, but assuredly an attack of some kind.

Second, Iím concerned with fairness. Let me explain. If you looked over the initiative draws I made, you can see that there are a couple of ďunknownsĒ that I made draws for. No one on the posseís side knows who those individuals are, what capabilities they have, and what actions they might have prepped before the gunhands led the charge out. Lee heard other voices during his glimpse inside, but thatís the extent of his knowledge regarding other possible threats (Well, that and the fact that someone unleashed a nightmare inducing mist). All that to say, I feel that if I gave Lee some manner of advantage due to his chosen position, the argument could be made that the unrevealed villains waiting in the study should also be eligible for ďThe DropĒ.  And honestly, while Iím not averse to challenging you guys, I really donít want to give the opposition an undue advantage, unless the situation really warrants it.

So, I think it best if the combat just proceeds as normal. For the record, Iím confident in Leeís (and his fellow posse membersí) capacity to handle anything that gets thrown at them.
Kansas Kate
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Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 02:27
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
How many opponents can K2 see?

Is it viable to vault over the stair rail (after partial descent of course) onto the floor and still take an action?
Bryan Lee
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Sun 20 Dec 2020
at 01:14
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
In reply to Marshal (msg # 675):

A perfectly understandable and fair response - I just had to ask the question.
Dr. Ezekiel Q. Wayland
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Sun 20 Dec 2020
at 06:21
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
It is my current intent to rush Wayland up to a specific point that I hope exists...

This hypothetical point will allow Wayland to fire a burst of lightning into the trio of gunmen and into the room behind them.

This hypothetical point will also allow that blast to pass Lee and Bauer safely and not potentially electrocute them...

Does this wonderful, fortunate, hypothetical point exist?
Marshal
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Sun 20 Dec 2020
at 22:19
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
Kansas Kate:
How many opponents can K2 see?

Is it viable to vault over the stair rail (after partial descent of course) onto the floor and still take an action?

Kansas Kate can see the three gunfighters who just emerged into the hall.

Yes, she could vault down to the floor from the mid-point of the staircase, then take an action, but Iíd require an Agility roll for her to land on her feet, as opposed to flat on her face.

Dr. Ezekiel Q. Wayland:
It is my current intent to rush Wayland up to a specific point that I hope exists...

This hypothetical point will allow Wayland to fire a burst of lightning into the trio of gunmen and into the room behind them.

This hypothetical point will also allow that blast to pass Lee and Bauer safely and not potentially electrocute them...

Does this wonderful, fortunate, hypothetical point exist?

At this juncture, I donít honestly think so.

The Voltaic Emitter fires a cone shaped burst. I would say that if Wayland as careful in his aim, he could catch the three gunslingers in a single shot, such as by aiming at the henchmenís feet. But, as the cone widens as it travels, if he aims for the door, at the moment, heíll almost certainly catch Bauer, whoís currently shaken, in the blast.

Two other things bear consideration: Wayland doesnít actually know whoís inside the room beyond. Is he certain that everyone in there is a foe? As well, keep in mind that the Emitter is a heavy weapon, the same one that blew a sizable hole in the roof of the church in Angus and brought the demon above tumbling down inside.
Kansas Kate
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Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 02:42
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
Marshal:
Kansas Kate:
How many opponents can K2 see?

Is it viable to vault over the stair rail (after partial descent of course) onto the floor and still take an action?

Kansas Kate can see the three gunfighters who just emerged into the hall.

Yes, she could vault down to the floor from the mid-point of the staircase, then take an action, but Iíd require an Agility roll for her to land on her feet, as opposed to flat on her face.


Last annoying question I swear - Apply MAP?
Dr. Ezekiel Q. Wayland
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Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 04:19
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)

Its fair.  I knew it was a long shot when I asked.  I just have this Lightning Gun and all....  But you're right.  SAFETY FIRST.

I'll use the Gatling...
Albert Cooper
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Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 22:48
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
As we approach the end of the year, I just wanted to mention how fantastic this game has been. I've enjoyed being a part of it and appreciate the effort from everyone to make this a compelling and enjoyable story.

The greatest share of that appreciation goes to our wonderful GM, but my fellow players are also keys to this game's success. Thanks to you all, and I hope you are having an enjoyable holiday season and a smooth end to the year.
Marshal
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Wed 23 Dec 2020
at 00:55
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
Kansas Kate:
Last annoying question I swear - Apply MAP?

I might be erring on the side of generosity, but no. As I see it, itís still a single move, followed by (presumably) a single action.

Albert Cooper:
As we approach the end of the year, I just wanted to mention how fantastic this game has been. I've enjoyed being a part of it and appreciate the effort from everyone to make this a compelling and enjoyable story.

The greatest share of that appreciation goes to our wonderful GM, but my fellow players are also keys to this game's success. Thanks to you all, and I hope you are having an enjoyable holiday season and a smooth end to the year.

Thank you for the very kind words, Albert. Iím extremely gratified that this little venture has lasted as long as it has, and is now a few steps away from its conclusion. The story would not be what it is without each of you breathing life into it. My humble thanks to each of you for taking part.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday.
Marshal
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Tue 29 Dec 2020
at 00:23
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
Apologies for the double post. I had a few days of post holiday chaos to handle, but Iím mostly back on track now. I should have an update tomorrow at the latest.
Kansas Kate
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Tue 29 Dec 2020
at 02:20
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
All good, it's that New Year's Funk