The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)   Posted by Marshal.Group: 0
Marshal
 GM, 11 posts
Tue 2 Jan 2018
at 19:23
The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
The place for all out-of-character discussion.
Marshal
 GM, 15 posts
Tue 9 Jan 2018
at 03:33
The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
Hello there!

I wanted to post a quick update for everyone whoís taken the time to apply to the game.

I have to be up front. I did not anticipate the level of interest this game has received. Iím truly gratified by the number of people who have submitted a RTJ and, truthfully, each one thatís been sent in has been well thought out and interesting to read.

So, Iíve got some work to do.

I need to take some time to read over each RTJ fully, so I can give each prospective player the consideration he or she deserves. Truthfully, to do that right, itís going to take me a couple of days. Once Iím done, Iíll reach out to everyone whoís applied to communicate my decisions.

In the meantime, I just need to ask for your patience. Please accept my sincere thanks for your interest in taking part in High Lonesome. I truly appreciate it.
Bryan Lee
 player, 1 post
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 02:45
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Howdy, fellow players!
Albert Cooper
 player, 1 post
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 04:14
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Yes, hello fellow players!

I'm looking forward to this game!
Jacinta Castillo
 player, 1 post
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 04:32
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Hey everybody!
Jake McGraw
 player, 1 post
 Mad Engineer
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 09:22
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Well howdy, folks!
Kansas Kate
 player, 1 post
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 12:03
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Howdy indeed.

So, what kid of posse have we got going?  Kate's an outlaw on the run looking for something she thinks she'll find in Lincoln.  Probably going to pattern her after a classic gunslinger, seein' as trouble follows her everywhere.
Rev. Earnest Allgood
 player, 1 post
Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 16:01
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Rev. Earnest Allgood
 player, 2 posts
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 16:05
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Hallelujah, brothers and sisters! Let us do good work in the name of the Lord.
Jake McGraw
 player, 2 posts
 Mad Engineer
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 16:22
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In reply to Kansas Kate (msg # 7):

Not sure yet. Jake's a Mad Engineer, the sort o' cuss who can whip up just about anythin' if he got the materials and can fix any damn thing.
Bryan Lee
 player, 2 posts
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 16:25
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High Concept: Chinese-American Kung Fu Texas Ranger.

Hopefully Kate's crimes are on the other side of the border. ;)

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Albert Cooper
 player, 2 posts
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 17:54
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My original concept for Albert was that of a gun wizard who is a bit down-on-his-luck. He's also involved in the ranching industry in Lincoln, so he has some ties to folk that are going to be affected by the Lincoln County war.
Kansas Kate
 player, 2 posts
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 18:31
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
Bryan Lee:
High Concept: Chinese-American Kung Fu Texas Ranger.


"I'm going to take this list of awesome things and put them in a hopper, and whatever four words things fall out first, that's what I'll play."

Bryan Lee:
Hopefully Kate's crimes are on the other side of the border. ;)


Heh, in one of my Classic games, the Agent arrested the Gunslinger after the latter had been shot all to pieces in a fight and laid there unconscious and it resulted in quite a fight at the table.  The Marshal hadn't thought of his and we had to remove the Gunslinger's character from the campaign, which led to the players seeking continual reprisals over each other...

Ever since then I've been careful to try to establish that the bounty is a private bounty, not a government bounty.  Granted those didn't happen too often in real life but they did happen.
Bryan Lee
 player, 3 posts
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 18:39
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To the first comment, I really wish I had done that. I might have to do that for my next character.

To the second comment, that's kinda hilarious, though tragic that it impacted the game. I don't play a PvP style, so no worries on that count.

On an unrelated note, is anyone's character from Shan Fan or the Maze somewhere? Or perhap have any involvement with the Railroads? I'm looking to whore myself out for background connections.
Jake McGraw
 player, 5 posts
 Mad Engineer
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 19:34
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In reply to Albert Cooper (msg # 12):

Gun Wizard as in good gunslinger type, or Gun wizard as in Hexslinger?

Edit: @Bryan Lee

Jake was an engineer and mechanic for Dixie Rails, up until it went bankrupt after The Battle of Peacetown.

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Albert Cooper
 player, 3 posts
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 20:27
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Jake McGraw:
Gun Wizard as in good gunslinger type, or Gun wizard as in Hexslinger?


The latter.
Jake McGraw
 player, 6 posts
 Mad Engineer
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 20:54
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In reply to Albert Cooper (msg # 16):

Yay Gun Wizard!
Jacinta Castillo
 player, 2 posts
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Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 22:05
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Jacinta is a half-breed (Mexican/Navajo) scout-type.  She's ranged all over the western territories, so the possibility for connections are pretty open.
Marshal
 GM, 16 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 15:43
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I wanted to let everyone know that Iíve added character sheets to each playerís profile, so each of you can plug your information in as time permits. Let me know if any technical difficulties arise.

As an additional incentive for characters to forge ties with one another, Iíll award an extra advance to those who forge connections with one or more of their fellow posse members.

As a reminder, Iím happy to assist with any and all phases of character creation, so if I can be of service, donít hesitate to let me know.

In the background, Iím in the process of preparing some local information/lore that some of you have access to by virtue of your background and/or position. As well, because a significant amount of the gameís action takes place there, Iím preparing a map of Lincoln for player reference. I will tell you up front: my map making skills are...functional. Youíll get something that provides an easy visual understanding of the townís layout, but it's definitely not going to win any artistic awards.

Thanks again to everyone who signe on to take part. Looking forward to the game.
Kansas Kate
 player, 3 posts
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Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 18:39
Re: The Thornton-Curry Saloon (OOC Thread)
Bryan Lee:
On an unrelated note, is anyone's character from Shan Fan or the Maze somewhere? Or perhap have any involvement with the Railroads? I'm looking to whore myself out for background connections.


Vaguely.  Kate probably robbed a train or two and attacked a couple of rail gangs.  She didn't have a particularly long career at this kind of thing but it could have happened.

She might have torn up some of Jacob's works, or created the need for his services XD
Bryan Lee
 player, 7 posts
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Sun 14 Jan 2018
at 17:02
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Well, just put in all the details into my new character sheet...and they got lost. Time to do it again.
Rev. Earnest Allgood
 player, 5 posts
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Sun 14 Jan 2018
at 18:30
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In reply to Marshal (msg # 19):

Rev. Allgood is coming west from Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, and the Tribal Lands. He's been an itinerant preacher, spreading God's Word, helping out in various churches when needed. He had brothers on both sides in the War.
Bryan Lee
 player, 8 posts
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Mon 15 Jan 2018
at 17:51
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Always handy to have a man o' God around in times like these.
Marshal
 GM, 17 posts
Tue 16 Jan 2018
at 19:32
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A quick house rule/side note:

Iíve noted that in the construction of your characters, most of you havenít invested points into the Guts skill, which is referenced in the current edition of the Deadlands: Reloaded rules.

Guts is a skill that measures a given characterís ability to resist Fear. The current iteration of the Savage Worlds rules utilizes Fear Checks which use a Spirit roll to determine success or failure.

Although the Guts skill can measure an individualís experience in confronting the supernatural horrors of the setting, Iíll be honest in saying that I find its inclusion a little redundant. As the game progresses, characters can utilize advances to increase their Spirit die, which is a roughly analogous process.

So, I plan on handling Fear Checks the way they are outlined in the base Savage Worlds rules, meaning that youíll utilize a Spirit roll to resist the effects of Fear. Any Edges or Hindrances you might have that are listed as modifying Guts rolls will serve to modify your Spirit rolls instead.  Grit will act as a positive modifier on Spirit rolls.

If you happen to have invested points toward Guts during the creation of your character, feel free to apportion those points toward another skill of your choosing.
Tamsin River
 player, 1 post
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Wed 17 Jan 2018
at 06:29
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Hello everyone!

I'm new to Deadlands but I've played Savage Worlds before, so I may need a bit of hand holding, but I tend to catch on pretty quick. I'm currently trying to solidify my character concept and will get back to you once oi do :P