Chit Chat.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Esparam
 Human, 34 posts
 Bet Rogala nobility
 Wizard (diviner)
Thu 27 Sep 2018
at 10:53
Re: Chit Chat
Ok, so if I recall right, 20 is an automatic success on every roll except for skills. The house-rule is that skills also benefit from that, correct? Conversely, is a 1 always a fail even if it overcomes the skill DC?

As for weapons, let's say an ax (20/x3). If I roll a natural 20, I am guaranteed a x2 crit, and if I confirm the crit with a second attack roll, then it's "upgraded" to a x3 (and otherwise still a x2 and not a normal attack). Is that correct?
Narrator
 GM, 165 posts
 Caladin
 Live Free, Die Well
Thu 27 Sep 2018
at 11:36
Re: Chit Chat
In reply to Esparam (msg # 74):

Thank you for that, YES you are correct on natural 20s (includes saving throws)

Is that what was understood in the post ?? need to edit if you understood or it saw clearly written ?

and with regards to natural 1's YES correct again. I will put that post up as well.
I am also considering Fumble
Esparam
 Human, 44 posts
 Bet Rogala nobility
 Wizard (diviner)
Fri 28 Sep 2018
at 13:24
Re: Chit Chat
In reply to Narrator (msg # 76):

On my end it looks like Catweazle logged in today?

From my experience, it might be beneficial to explain that players have some degree of narrative freedom. I used to play with a GM that took all "narrative power" and the story was exclusively told by him, not the players. Now I play with another GM that is much more about collaborative narration, where players have a say in the story (eg: "you're going to a new country. What kind of country is it, what have your characters heard about it?" and he fleshes the story out from our answers). The transition was fairly weird for me, to now be involved in the narrative process.

All that to say that, I don't know if you have already told them, but perhaps explicitly saying "don't wait for me as the GM to introduce you into the game, post your own introduction yourselves and I'll play along with it" may be necessary for some players. Maybe that's one of the reasons why we haven't heard yet from them?
Narrator
 GM, 182 posts
 Caladin
 Live Free, Die Well
Fri 28 Sep 2018
at 14:02
Re: Chit Chat
I was looking at last post not log in.

delete that message, I need my glasses already.
Sucks getting old !!
Narrator
 GM, 185 posts
 Caladin
 Live Free, Die Well
Fri 28 Sep 2018
at 16:17
Re: Chit Chat
will finish my post later
Thelonius Xander
 GM, 54 posts
 Noble of Baris
 Imperial Warrior
Fri 28 Sep 2018
at 22:24
Re: Chit Chat
I finished entering Catweazle's character sheet.

@Sombre: We need a system to keep track of prepared spells. I like your system but I'm not nerdy enough to replicate it. Can we do something on the character sheets? Maybe there is another way besides the character sheet? Suggestions...

Btw, I ALWAYS have to correct your name because autocorrect keeps changing it to 'Sombrero!'

As you can see with my posts I sometimes miss autocorrected stuff.  ><

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:25, Fri 28 Sept 2018.

Esparam
 Human, 46 posts
 Bet Rogala nobility
 Wizard (diviner)
Sat 29 Sep 2018
at 00:20
Re: Chit Chat
In reply to Thelonius Xander (msg # 80):

I don't really know what to do with spells either. But really that's the case for everything that sees frequent changes, like inventory as well.

SpellForge is easy enough if you want to invest a few minutes getting to know the Excel file (but then you need to take care of hosting it somewhere).

Another solution is what we did back on BMT, which was a dedicated thread where we would keep track of small inventory changes and spells.

dedicated Pm thread to GM(s) for each character could work too.

And maybe that external website Caladin spoke about earlier has something that could help?

Haha yeah I figure it can be annoying!
Just spell it the American way, I don't mind :p
It comes from my very first nickname on NWN which was in French, anyway

This message was last edited by the player at 00:23, Sat 29 Sept 2018.

Thelonius Xander
 GM, 57 posts
 Noble of Baris
 Imperial Warrior
Sat 29 Sep 2018
at 00:29
Re: Chit Chat
Esparam:
In reply to Thelonius Xander (msg # 81)
Another solution is what we did back on BMT, which was a dedicated thread where we would keep track of small inventory changes and spells.


This one appeals to me the most. Its simple enough to do. I'll start a new thread and call it 'Prepared Spells' or something. Thanks dude!
Esparam
 Human, 51 posts
 Bet Rogala nobility
 Wizard (diviner)
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 08:45
Re: Chit Chat
Not a lot of activity so far this week!
Narrator
 GM, 190 posts
 Caladin
 Live Free, Die Well
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 12:58
Re: Chit Chat
I was reading post over weekend, but yesterday was a dizzzy day at work.

Looking now and will be updating the adventure
Esparam
 Human, 52 posts
 Bet Rogala nobility
 Wizard (diviner)
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 15:17
Re: Chit Chat
In reply to Narrator (msg # 84):

Cool. Any news from the other players then? :/
Narrator
 GM, 191 posts
 Caladin
 Live Free, Die Well
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 15:50
Re: Chit Chat
I think there is some confusion.

I posted they can enter when ready. I have to read up.

If they are waiting for me ?? not sure ??
Esparam
 Human, 53 posts
 Bet Rogala nobility
 Wizard (diviner)
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 15:55
Re: Chit Chat
In reply to Narrator (msg # 86):

Maybe they are waiting for you, I don't know. What's for sure is that they have not posted so far...
Narrator
 GM, 192 posts
 Caladin
 Live Free, Die Well
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 17:14
Re: Chit Chat
I will try to finish the storyboard which will get all of us on the same page and easy to ready through.

Once I'm done there I will close out day one.

I will start day 2 and give an opportunity for the rest to post a second round of introductions.

For those not already posting in IC; Catweazle, & Hakon please do so freely. If you need me to lead your character in i can also but i need to know that's what you want ??
Thelonius Xander
 GM, 65 posts
 Noble of Baris
 Imperial Warrior
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 17:18
Re: Chit Chat
I'm giving people a chance to jump in. If Caladin wants to jump in that's fine too.

We need the other players to jump in hopefully soon. :)

Should I let time pass (till day after ingame) so that Esparam comes back to the One Eyed Ogre?
Esparam
 Human, 54 posts
 Bet Rogala nobility
 Wizard (diviner)
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 18:00
Re: Chit Chat
In reply to Thelonius Xander (msg # 89):

I don't mind at all if you want to continue RPing with Tarrano, don't feel pressured to end quickly so that Esparam can be back in the game
Narrator
 GM, 193 posts
 Caladin
 Live Free, Die Well
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 19:13
Re: Chit Chat
No that's not my reason.

We can RP all we like. I just felt like it was time to more forward. Plus any new players can still have an intro - its just day 2.
Thelonius Xander
 GM, 67 posts
 Noble of Baris
 Imperial Warrior
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 19:50
Re: Chit Chat
In reply to Esparam (msg # 90):

Yeah I'll go with that. Maybe (hopefully), Thelonius and Tarrano will be great allies from all this rping.
Narrator
 GM, 194 posts
 Caladin
 Live Free, Die Well
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 22:01
Re: Chit Chat
I ran out of time will do more tomorrow.

I need to first finish the Storyboard so that we are all up to the same place in posting.

I find it hard to follow event with the short posts by doing the storyboard I can read back to section and refresh memory so i post consistent with the events.

I HOPE to be done in the morning and post new stuff by the later afternoon.

I will update you guys
Narrator
 GM, 195 posts
 Caladin
 Live Free, Die Well
Wed 3 Oct 2018
at 20:23
Re: Chit Chat
I have two more posts coming and we will be up to speed for me to do a narrations into the next day and at that point new players should post their intros.

If new player would like me to start their post and lead them into the conversation for IC I need to know asap.
Narrator
 GM, 200 posts
 Caladin
 Live Free, Die Well
Wed 3 Oct 2018
at 21:52
Re: Chit Chat
Sorry maybe I did not explain well

IC: Introductions is closed, you can post a closing thought or post of some kind. but if you playing forward into the next day then thats IC:Day 2

And Catweazle Hakon are expected to post in IC:Day 2 and start RPing :)
Caladin
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 12:39
Re: Chit Chat
HEY Somber

Are you still in japan,Ii remember us talking way back that you left (to or from) but not sure I remember correctly ???

Need to let us in on how it worked out. Very interested since I don't think I will ever go there. As much as I love the country, .... unless I have good funds $$$ in my golden years I will never see japan with my very own eyes live and in person :(
Esparam
 Human, 58 posts
 Bet Rogala nobility
 Wizard (diviner)
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 14:12
Re: Chit Chat
In reply to Caladin (msg # 96):

Nah, I'm not in Japan anymore, I finished my exchange year abroad since then. I went back for a few months for an internship before graduating, but now I've been back in France with a job for a couple of years.
But mostly, I actually lived there rather than spent holidays there, so my stories are quite different and maybe not as interesting as what a tourist can tell. I was a broke student who had to study :p (plus the yen soared when I went so it made things all the more expensive)

Going to Japan may not be too expensive if you plan it well! Just avoid touristy seasons: Spring (or at least, not during cherry blossom season), Summer (touristy and too hot).
I think you should be able to get something affordable in Fall (plus, you get to see the Japanese maples at this time of the year), or in Winter (outside of Christmas and NYE).
Also maybe don't go to Tokyo as it's super expensive, and try to go elsewhere: Fukuoka, Sapporo, Osaka are great cities as well for instance. Plus, if you want a real feel of Japan, you need to get out of Tokyo (it's definitely a place to check out, but that's not where you'll really discover Japan).
Narrator
 GM, 204 posts
 Caladin
 Live Free, Die Well
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 19:51
Re: Chit Chat
any ideas for a defense or counterattack character ??

I'm think armor and tower shield, military man defender.

Shortword and shield,
strength 18
Esparam
 Human, 59 posts
 Bet Rogala nobility
 Wizard (diviner)
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 14:24
Re: Chit Chat
In reply to Narrator (msg # 98):

Dwarven fighter? Paladin? Cleric with War Domain?

Gars' hoplite is actually pretty good as an armoured fighter (Imperial hoplite), so hoplite is another way to have this defensive character.