OOC; general chit chat.   Posted by NO-BODY.Group: 0
Kayleigh
 player, 13 posts
Mon 29 Nov 2021
at 04:13
OOC; general chit chat
I think I am down to spells, background and a once over.
Vait Ironhand
 player, 9 posts
Mon 29 Nov 2021
at 12:12
OOC; general chit chat
Everyone recovering from their most recent holiday well?
Kayleigh
 player, 14 posts
Mon 29 Nov 2021
at 14:43
OOC; general chit chat
Sadly most recent holiday was over a month ago, which was Thanksgiving.  I am recovering from the US holiday as I cover for it.
Bai
 player, 6 posts
 Ranger
Mon 29 Nov 2021
at 16:09
OOC; general chit chat
Same here.
Vait Ironhand
 player, 11 posts
Mon 29 Nov 2021
at 20:57
OOC; general chit chat
My office simply shut down for a few days, the long weekend was nice. But now it's over. Lol
Bai
 player, 11 posts
 Ranger
Sun 5 Dec 2021
at 19:17
OOC; general chit chat
Are there any bodies laying around in the house?
Honey Suckle
 player, 25 posts
Sun 5 Dec 2021
at 19:30
OOC; general chit chat
Also it depends on how long Bai and Honey have been there, she has likely been using unseen servant.
Bai
 player, 12 posts
 Ranger
Sun 5 Dec 2021
at 19:33
OOC; general chit chat
I was thinking we got there about 5 minutes before everyone else, so probably enough time to have had a quick check around the house I would guess?
Honey Suckle
 player, 27 posts
Sun 5 Dec 2021
at 19:41
OOC; general chit chat
Works for me, will adjust my post a bit to cast the spell.
Honey Suckle
 player, 29 posts
Mon 6 Dec 2021
at 04:02
OOC; general chit chat
Vait Ironhand:
The evil dead likely would have jumped out at us. We have the better part of the day to expect possible initial members to arrive. It's important to make sure that there is nothing here before a tear happens, He let himself make a little extra noise though, in case there was something hiding still, he would rather it came at him and his instant swords, "It should be noted that despite being human, I only sleep 2 hours a night and don't need to eat. I still like to eat but if we are isolated it is okay that my hunting skills are crap. I got good at sneaking though and detection, to avoid my mother's extra combat training any time I lost," he chuckled softly as he finished speaking.



Vait I was unsure if you followed the others saying that or said that to Honey?
Vait Ironhand
 player, 24 posts
Mon 6 Dec 2021
at 14:37
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I was imagining him as having called that out while he was going through some of the farther reaches of the interior of the farmhouse. In my head though was different than what came out of the post LOL

If something is found in the yard outside I'm imagining that The farmhouse has a significant amount of relatively open space immediately around it. I believe that that would give enough warning if there were some undead left over from a previous tear or wandering in from another area so that we would be able to see them as long as someone was looking out. Bai said that she was headed outside and that should be good enough for now, Vait just wants to make sure that the interior has been properly swept and not wanting to risk other people to do it when he's likely the most acclimated to close quarters combat, he's taking that responsibility into his own hands. That doesn't stop him from speaking loud enough to be heard by anybody who's inside.
Corbin Wisecrest
 player, 4 posts
 Dragonfire Adept
 Adoptive Father
Wed 8 Dec 2021
at 05:05
OOC; general chit chat
Do I wait to get introduced, or am I just there with you all? I want to make sure I understand what is expected of me here.
Omalar
 player, 12 posts
Wed 8 Dec 2021
at 05:18
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We've just started and were instructed to introduce ourselves with our arrival at the farmhouse which will be our base of operations.  Honey is currently there.  Vait, Bai and myself are at a pit 200 feet away.
Corbin Wisecrest
 player, 11 posts
 Dragonfire Adept
 Adoptive Father
Sat 11 Dec 2021
at 07:04
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I feel like I read something like this before. Wasn't there an experiment with a perfect rat society like this? No external hardship from food, shelter, water, weather and the like.
Omalar
 player, 21 posts
Sat 11 Dec 2021
at 15:48
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I'll be going out of town until Wednesday, pretty unlikely I'll be able to post until that evening.
Corbin Wisecrest
 player, 19 posts
 Dragonfire Adept
 Adoptive Father
Tue 14 Dec 2021
at 02:08
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I wonder what the general population's resiliency to pain, suffering, or even just people speaking mean words to them is in this world. I mean, I learned how to ignore even the nastiest of things said to me in High School well before I was a Freshman. How fragile is the psyche of this society as a whole is nothing was ever said wrong about them ever? In real life, we know how dangerous words can be, but if we assume that no one has any sort of resiliance to insults due to no one lying or talking mean in any form, how dangerous are your words in this society without those years of thickened armor to the pointed barbs that can be invented on a regular basis?

Any thoughts on this? Still trying to get my bearings on some of the implications of these concepts. It's pretty wild.
NO-BODY
 GM, 288 posts
 this is a paradox
 I always lie
Tue 14 Dec 2021
at 02:39
Re: OOC; general chit chat
quote:
resiliency to pain, suffering, or even just people speaking mean words to them is in this world


society collectively and individually (yourselves included) has never heard criticism that wasn't constructive.



quote:
How fragile is the psyche of this society as a whole is nothing was ever said wrong about them ever?

A beautiful glass sculpture protected from dust so that there is zero chance of damaging it because of a need to clear the dust off of it.

quote:
(the world) is a mint condition action figure, that nothing bad has ever happened to, because something outside (the world) is protecting it and ensuring it STAYS in mint condition.




quote:
pointed barbs that can be invented on a regular basis?


Invented by whom, in this society?

it would take some significant corrupting event...like the invasion of undead...that does irreparable damage to this perfect world...For something so HORRIBLE to happen.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:40, Tue 14 Dec 2021.

Vait Ironhand
 player, 39 posts
Tue 14 Dec 2021
at 03:08
Re: OOC; general chit chat
People likely would continue to assume the best of other people. People don't lie or cheat. We build tolerances based on negative experiences.

Accidents happen, natural disasters, it isn't a world without pain. It IS a world without cruelty. People hear hard truths and rather than being able to let them roll off themselves, they accept their truth and improve themselves. No one says hard truths without hoping you improve. There might be some 'bro' style sh!t talk among rivals...
NO-BODY
 GM, 289 posts
 this is a paradox
 I always lie
Tue 14 Dec 2021
at 03:17
Re: OOC; general chit chat
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1058017/
Corbin Wisecrest
 player, 20 posts
 Dragonfire Adept
 Adoptive Father
Tue 14 Dec 2021
at 03:37
Re: OOC; general chit chat
In reply to Vait Ironhand (msg # 22):

And that's the point. In a world where cruelty is an alien concept, what happens when it is introduced? With evil being actively suppressed by some force that I'm sure our characters can not identify, does that mean that people in this world are just living in a Brave New World with magic changing their desires in such a subtle way that it feels like their own choices? Does this magic also prevent any amount of scrutiny into the past to actively prevent people from discovering otherwise? It was mentioned that it was only according to all oral and written history, meaning the possibility for the truth being something different is still there.

I was just thinking of that movie as well. What happens when something like that is introduced for the first time in a world that has no concept of anything to the contrary. I feel like if we could hear those conversations, it would sound or feel slightly off. Can people develop those thoughts or feelings at all? Would that come from Khyber, which I'm sure that people in this world would never truly learn about outside of the Khyber dragonshards used in Elemental Binding. It's a fun rabbit hole to dive into, but how deep does it go?
Bai
 player, 26 posts
 Ranger
Tue 14 Dec 2021
at 03:51
Re: OOC; general chit chat
Been kinda gone a few days so have some reading to catch up on and posted at the same time as the DM, there is a kitchen sink right?
NO-BODY
 GM, 291 posts
 this is a paradox
 I always lie
Tue 14 Dec 2021
at 03:56
Re: OOC; general chit chat
Bai:
Been kinda gone a few days so have some reading to catch up on and posted at the same time as the DM, there is a kitchen sink right?

yes there is a kitchen sink...but it...and the bathtub do not have faucets.
Bai
 player, 27 posts
 Ranger
Tue 14 Dec 2021
at 04:00
Re: OOC; general chit chat
Ah, so edit too well.
Honey Suckle
 player, 46 posts
Tue 14 Dec 2021
at 04:21
Re: OOC; general chit chat
Might have to edit mine too.
Vait Ironhand
 player, 41 posts
Tue 14 Dec 2021
at 10:14
Re: OOC; general chit chat
In reply to Corbin Wisecrest (msg # 24):

Horror checks. That's what happens, I think