OLD - Character and Game Discussion.   Posted by The Torg.Group: archive O
Kimiko Shimizu
 player, 6 posts
Sat 21 Jul 2018
at 00:55
Re: Character and Game Discussion
I had to take my computer in for some repairs - it'll probably be gone at least a week, if not two.  sigh  So while I especially hate to be slow at the start, I'm afraid I may be.
Mack
 player, 7 posts
 Chosen of Lanala
Sat 21 Jul 2018
at 20:20
Re: Character and Game Discussion
As others have said, if you need help creating your characters, let me know, I'd be happy to help.
Mack
 player, 8 posts
 Chosen of Lanala
Tue 24 Jul 2018
at 04:09
Re: Character and Game Discussion
Torg, would you like to open up our Character Sheets? Or do you want to keep our character sheets in a public thread?
The Torg
 GM, 15 posts
Wed 25 Jul 2018
at 01:39
Re: Character and Game Discussion
Character sheets should be open. Let me know if any issues....
Mack
 player, 9 posts
 Chosen of Lanala
Wed 25 Jul 2018
at 01:51
Re: Character and Game Discussion
Sorry, it isn't open for me.
The Torg
 GM, 16 posts
Wed 25 Jul 2018
at 03:23
Re: Character and Game Discussion
Try now... sorry about that....
Mack
 player, 10 posts
 Chosen of Lanala
Wed 25 Jul 2018
at 06:27
Re: Character and Game Discussion
Working now. Thanks.
Player 1
 player, 4 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 17:22
Re: Character and Game Discussion
In reply to Mack (msg # 38):

I am ready whenever
Kimiko Shimizu
 player, 7 posts
Fri 27 Jul 2018
at 06:30
Re: Character and Game Discussion
I'm trying to make a Ready Player One joke, and it's just not coming together.
The Torg
 GM, 17 posts
Mon 30 Jul 2018
at 03:28
Re: Character and Game Discussion
How is everyone doing?

Player 1, Player 5? Howís the characters coming?

Everyone, Iíd like to get things going this week, anyone have any questions, concerns or comments? :)
Mack
 player, 11 posts
 Chosen of Lanala
Mon 30 Jul 2018
at 22:01
Re: Character and Game Discussion
Seeing that Player 4 hasn't signed into the game since the 16th, I suspect we're down a player.

Mack is ready to play! And I'm looking forward to it.
The Torg
 GM, 18 posts
Tue 31 Jul 2018
at 17:18
Re: Character and Game Discussion
Ok, Iíd like to get Player 1 up and started, but after that (or, if itíll be a bit) I can start with who we have and go from there. :)

Question, any preference for the first adventure as to where it is set?
Player 1
 player, 5 posts
Tue 31 Jul 2018
at 17:24
Re: Character and Game Discussion
In reply to The Torg (msg # 41):

My character is done, I have to find the file though
The Torg
 GM, 19 posts
Tue 31 Jul 2018
at 17:42
Re: Character and Game Discussion
That works, just let me know when ready for me to update player name and take a look. :)
Player 1
 player, 6 posts
Tue 31 Jul 2018
at 17:49
Re: Character and Game Discussion
In reply to The Torg (msg # 45):

His name is Artorias
Kimiko Shimizu
 player, 8 posts
Tue 31 Jul 2018
at 18:42
Re: Character and Game Discussion
Mack:
Seeing that Player 4 hasn't signed into the game since the 16th, I suspect we're down a player.

Ahh!  Player 4 Disconnected!  And RPoL is a pure zone, too.*

quote:
Question, any preference for the first adventure as to where it is set?

Honestly, not really?  I mean, Kimiko might have some preferences, but as a player... they've done a really good job of making them all interesting and having a reason to want to go everywhere.  Even Orrorsh.  I'm not sure offhand what the reason for wanting to go to Orrorsh was, but I'm sure there must be one.


*- Pure awesome, that is!**
**- Um, you never know. The toaster might be listening.

Mack
 player, 12 posts
 Chosen of Lanala
Wed 1 Aug 2018
at 04:45
Re: Character and Game Discussion
The Torg:
Ok, Iíd like to get Player 1 up and started, but after that (or, if itíll be a bit) I can start with who we have and go from there. :)

Question, any preference for the first adventure as to where it is set?

Obviously Mack is going to be out of place anywhere other than the Living Land. Are we assuming that we've already met and are working together? Or is the first adventure intended to turn us into a team?

If the latter, it would really work best with Mack if the adventure takes place either in the Living Land or near it. If the former, Mack is fine working with his tribe anywhere.

I would like to either see the new Living Land or the Nile.
Artorias
 player, 7 posts
Wed 1 Aug 2018
at 14:04
Re: Character and Game Discussion
I forget the exact name of it now, but I feel like the medieval realm would be best for Artorias, or I could design something
The Torg
 GM, 20 posts
Wed 1 Aug 2018
at 14:45
Re: Character and Game Discussion
Mack:
Are we assuming that we've already met and are working together? Or is the first adventure intended to turn us into a team?

I think that sometime during the last 90 days or so, the Delphi Council recruited you and pushed you all together as a team. I can leave it up to you how that took place, Maybe itíll be something for some Prologue threads or such. :)

Artorias, could you post your sheet here or in your Character description, please? I still not sure who you are or what you can do. :)

Mack is Living Land, Kimiko is Pan-Pacifica, Reya is Core Earth, and Artorias is...?

Nile or Orrosh seems like might make for an interesting Fish-Out-Of-Water adventure... hmmmmm...... <insert dramatic music here> muwahahahahahahahahahahahah

:)
Artorias
 player, 8 posts
Wed 1 Aug 2018
at 19:14
Re: Character and Game Discussion
In reply to The Torg (msg # 50):

i added it
The Torg
 GM, 21 posts
Thu 2 Aug 2018
at 22:11
Re: Character and Game Discussion
Thank you. :)

I think I settled on what the starting adventure is.

I should have a post up either this evening or in the morning.

I'm updating the hands for everyone and posting them now. :)
Kimiko Shimizu
 player, 9 posts
Fri 3 Aug 2018
at 05:16
Re: Character and Game Discussion
quote:
I think that sometime during the last 90 days or so, the Delphi Council recruited you and pushed you all together as a team. I can leave it up to you how that took place, Maybe itíll be something for some Prologue threads or such. :)

Prologues would be fun.  I don't see Kimiko (or probably any of us, given that we're all, um, starting characters and the war has only been going on for a couple months) having a lot of field missions to her name, but do we want to do like Fate does, and each build a past connection to one or two of the other characters?  (With only four of us here, I'm not sure we all need two, though it certainly wouldn't hurt.)

We don't have to do anything like that, but I have to admit, I find it a little bit jarring to jump in `already knowing' people with no idea what I already know about them.  Even if we want to just say this current thing, delivering care packages in Sweden, is what we were first brought together for, maybe we could each just take a minute to describe what other characters might have seen about us?

Also, yay!

Also, Reya, I think you and I got each other's hands. grin Mine are all support-y, and yours are all action-y.  Not that I'm unhappy with mine, but if I have anything you might like to trade for Adrenaline or Flurry...?  (Connection actually makes a lot of sense for Kimiko, but I'd trade any of the other three for either of those.  Or, you know, any two for both.)

Also... I should go post IC before I run out of time.
Kimiko Shimizu
 player, 11 posts
Tue 7 Aug 2018
at 23:42
Re: Character and Game Discussion
Two things, real quick -- first, do we, IC, know anything about Artorios?  Because OOC, we don't, so I don't really know who I'm talking to and I feel like Kimiko should, you know?  At least what he looks like, or something?

Also, while I have a few minutes and before we get too far, I wanted to say that I did ask on the forums about how vehicles are supposed to work, and... I get somewhat conflicting impressions from what people are saying, including the official rep.  It does come down to the idea that the vehicle you get through the part where it says everyone starts with a home, vehicle, etc, is indeed only available in your home Cosm.  Outside of that, the idea seems to be that generally speaking, the Delphi Council should give you things you need, so like, if you generally need a motorcycle, they would arrange for you to have one.

This, to me, directly contradicts the Requisitioning rules, which say pretty clearly that if you want anything besides the basics (food, travel, lodging, and ammo, mainly), you have to roll for it.  But everyone on the forum thinks my reading is just nonsense, or at the very least that if someone wants their own vehicle, that falls under the "travel" part.

But at best, you're given something regional, not allowed to bring your own.  Apparently there will be Perks in the Pan-Pacifica book (someday...) that will help with some of this, but for now... shrug

So, I do know you already said it was cool, and I definitely see Kimiko having one at home.  But while I might sometimes think it would make sense for her to have it brought with her, up in the mountains of Sweden it probably doesn't - I don't get the impression those are mountain bikes. grin

In the Mixed Zone, though, Core Earth stuff still works, so I would like Kimiko to have at least tried to arrange for something -- I'm not actually sure if I should ask about a motorcycle, or like a snowmobile?  But one of those, if I can.
Mack
 player, 15 posts
 Chosen of Lanala
Wed 8 Aug 2018
at 00:34
Re: Character and Game Discussion
One character that I always wanted to play in oTorg but never had a chance to was a Core Earth pilot transformed to Nile. He would have had a Signature Vehicle of a PBY that the group would use for transportation and sort of a mobile base.

The new rules make that character much more difficult. A PBY is way beyond what a PC could purchase.

But it makes sense. Given that vehicles are easy targets and likely destroyed from time to time, it would suck to have a Perk dedicate to one and have it blown out of the sky every adventure.

Something like a motorcycle would be a better fit for a Perk. Less likely to be a massive target and easier to justify replacing it along the way.
Kimiko Shimizu
 player, 14 posts
Mon 13 Aug 2018
at 22:51
Re: Character and Game Discussion
And after much discussion about the extreme difficulty of actually having vehicles - a thing most people actually have - by the Torg rules, this is getting added to the official FAQ:

quote:
Q: Does the Delphi Council supply vehicles for use on a mission?

A: Yes. Generally vehicles of a Value 30 or less are available for use without a requirement for a requisition, though they will usually either be from the realm(s) the mission is in, or Core Earth. Tech 24 or higher vehicles would transform fairly quickly in Core Earth, so those vehicles would almost always only be available in their home realms.


<quote Mack>
The new rules make that character much more difficult. A PBY is way beyond what a PC could purchase.<quote>
Although they apparently did add an Ace Pilot Perk.  I don't know what it actually does, though.  That sounds like a fun character idea, though... on the one hand it seems like it wouldn't be a problem as long as the plane was mostly a sort of background, down-time thing, but on the other hand, that rules out dogfight scenes which is a shame.  Of course, on my third hand, those would probably be in the Nile, where it's easiest to justify actually having the plane more actively.

I don't know... maybe when the Nile book comes out, there will be some new hope for the concept!