The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)   Posted by The Bard.Group: 0
Sir Bailain de Chasser
 player, 65 posts
 Master-at-Arms
 Low-born
Thu 6 Sep 2018
at 23:39
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
 I don't have any of the books anymore.
Sir Gontran
 player, 34 posts
 Gifted Physique
 Illiterate
Thu 6 Sep 2018
at 23:55
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Alright, so I'll do mine publicly and maybe that will help...

4. Survival... you can roll for your parents.  They might die, or age out soon anyway.  But for story purposes it would work to stagger the dates of things around a little.
1d20-1 for each Mother and Father.  They both survived... barely.

5. Marriage is interesting.
SKIP

6.  You can just roll for a family event.
Family Event... rolled 11
From the text:
11: Trusting
Critical: Despite some serious accusations (infidelity, treason, corruption, heresy, or theft) you supported a friend and stood up for him at court. Gain a point in Trusting.
Success: While on an errand for your lord, you left your wife (or someone else whom you love) to the care of a despised or ill-repute rival. Check Trusting.
Failure: You accuse someone of your lord’s court of a random rumor. Your lord rolls Just/Arbitrary to see if he agrees with you (Arbitrary) or not (Just); raise or lower his Attitude by 1, accordingly.
Fumble: Your wild accusations anger your lord. His Attitude is lowered by 1 point.


My Trusting is a 5, so I'm in deep trouble.  Rolling...
Rolled a 10.  Ordinary Failure.

I don't know our lord's Just/Arbitrary, so I'll let the DM roll that.


7.  Experience rolls are the bulk of this particular winter phase (maybe consider it a ramping up before all the other parts kick in).
I only get a special check for Sword according to my records.  My Sword is 15.  Rolling...
Rolled a 12... no advance.
According to page 181, I also automatically check anything at 20.  Just my Horsemanship then.  Rolling...
Rolled a 17... no advance.
Not sure if I should Check Size.  GM call?


8.  You gain the training bonus of your choice.
Increasing my Sword to 16.

9.  Compute your new Glory score as normal.
I'm not going back through all the posts right now, but it's not 1,000... so it will make no difference.
Sir Walter
 player, 84 posts
 Optimates
 Cardinal Sin - Pride
Fri 7 Sep 2018
at 13:43
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Sounds like a few things are different from Pendragon, but the core is very similar.  At least this means Walter's brother isn't going to die! ;)

That said, Walter's parents both live.  Huzzah!

Mind sharing what a 10 is for a family event?  That's what Walter has to deal with.
Sir Gontran
 player, 35 posts
 Gifted Physique
 Illiterate
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 00:44
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
In reply to Sir Walter (msg # 120):

10: Temperate
Critical: You honored a voluntary vow of (relative) poverty. Gain 1£ and a point in Temperate.
Success: A frugal way of life earns you a check in Temperate.
Failure: You spent many resources on luxury goods. During step 6, you must pay for an upgrade for your Maintenance.
Fumble: You waste your resources in decadent feasts, expensive wine, and luxurious clothes. During step 6, you must pay for an
upgrade of your Maintenance (to at least “Rich” level), but without the associated Survival benefits.

Sir Walter
 player, 85 posts
 Optimates
 Cardinal Sin - Pride
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 06:27
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Not sure how he's going to afford that upgrade after failing his roll ;)

That said, methinks that these rolls are probably meant more for knights than squires.
Sir Gontran
 player, 36 posts
 Gifted Physique
 Illiterate
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 11:31
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
I'm not the GM, but I lean towards thinking you are right. Maybe a squire blows part of his stipend in something unimportant (throwing himself and his buddies a feast?)

I failed my roll too. Mine seems like it might have more dire consequences than a wasted stipend though.
The Bard
 GM, 73 posts
 Singer of Songs
 Teller of Tales
Sun 9 Sep 2018
at 01:40
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Sorry, the info for the Winter Phase 7 Training is from the old Pendragon.  They did make a change for Charlemagne as follows:

Instead of
"Add 1d6+1 skill points to any skills (up to 15)"

They changed it to
"Add 1 to one ordinary skill, one courtly skill, one battle skill, and any one skill of your choice.  You cannot increase a skill that is currently at 0 or increase a skill to above 15.  Your freely chosen skill cannot be one of the ones you already increased this year."
Sir Gontran
 player, 37 posts
 Gifted Physique
 Illiterate
Sun 9 Sep 2018
at 02:15
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Ah, okay.  Then I'm going to increase the following skills:

Ordinary skill: Awareness to 11
Courtly skill: Eloquence to 4
Battle skill: Unarmed to 11
Skill of Choice: First Aid to 13
Sir Walter
 player, 86 posts
 Optimates
 Cardinal Sin - Pride
Tue 11 Sep 2018
at 22:42
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Should be very easy for that then eh Balain?

And yeah, Walter is good to go as well!
Sir Bailain de Chasser
 player, 66 posts
 Master-at-Arms
 Low-born
Tue 11 Sep 2018
at 23:40
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
I am afraid I must withdraw from the game. Thank you for the opportunity, and I wish everyone good gaming.
Sir Walter
 player, 87 posts
 Optimates
 Cardinal Sin - Pride
Tue 11 Sep 2018
at 23:42
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Cheers mate.
The Bard
 GM, 74 posts
 Singer of Songs
 Teller of Tales
Thu 13 Sep 2018
at 03:21
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Thanks for playing Bailain, good luck going forward!

I wanted to start posting for the next game year, but we are down to 2 players.  I will be looking for a couple replacement players before moving into the next years.

One other thing, you can post your Winter Phase things as an all-orange post at the end of the year in the game thread.
Sir Walter
 player, 88 posts
 Optimates
 Cardinal Sin - Pride
Wed 26 Sep 2018
at 09:55
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
I'll get my post up today.  Looks like we picked up two new players eh?  Welcome welcome!
Sir Thibault
 player, 1 post
 Scholar
 Mercenary Knight
Thu 27 Sep 2018
at 17:45
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Hello everyone. Happy to be playing with you!
Sir Gontran
 player, 38 posts
 Gifted Physique
 Illiterate
Thu 27 Sep 2018
at 23:25
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Greetings and Salutations!
Sir Gundric
 player, 1 post
 Paragon of Virtue
 Bastard
Fri 28 Sep 2018
at 00:02
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Hello all! I will be playing Sir Gundric.
Sir Thibault
 player, 2 posts
 Scholar
 Mercenary Knight
Fri 28 Sep 2018
at 18:03
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Hello Sir Gundric.
The Bard
 GM, 76 posts
 Singer of Songs
 Teller of Tales
Sat 29 Sep 2018
at 03:01
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
I started the next game year, 767.  Note that the PCs are still ranked as squires (but will be knighted soon).
Sir Walter
 player, 89 posts
 Optimates
 Cardinal Sin - Pride
Sat 29 Sep 2018
at 17:14
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
So new players, as I mentioned before, I'm always a sucker for creating tie-ins with other PCs.  So if anyone thinks that they would know the son of the Duke's favorite aunt, let me know!

Also, I'll try to get my post up here sometime today!  Glad to see we're moving forward again!
The Bard
 GM, 77 posts
 Singer of Songs
 Teller of Tales
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 21:37
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Just waiting for Gundric before moving forward
Sir Gundric
 player, 2 posts
 Paragon of Virtue
 Bastard
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 21:56
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Oh sorry, my bad, will post tonight or tomorrow
Sir Walter
 player, 91 posts
 Optimates
 Cardinal Sin - Pride
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 21:16
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Just waiting on a response from our fearless leader, then I'll get a post up!
The Bard
 GM, 80 posts
 Singer of Songs
 Teller of Tales
Thu 11 Oct 2018
at 02:09
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
Thibault, you have all your war equipment with you.  You would always have at least one weapon with you, if not all of them ready at hand.

I will update once Gundric posts.  Trying to keep up on the posting.
Sir Gundric
 player, 5 posts
 Paragon of Virtue
 Bastard
Thu 11 Oct 2018
at 03:08
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
In reply to The Bard (msg # 140):

Alright, I'll post tomorrow - it's exam week for me
Sir Thibault
 player, 7 posts
 Scholar
 Mercenary Knight
Thu 11 Oct 2018
at 12:55
Re: The Mead Hall (OOC Chat)
In reply to The Bard (msg # 140):

*Thumbs up* Thanks