[OOC] Out of Character Chat.   Posted by Seneschal.Group: 0
Seneschal
 GM, 255 posts
Wed 12 Aug 2020
at 18:32
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
In reply to Oberon (msg # 246):

ROFL yeah, I hear you. I have a 2nd grader at home so there's been a constant drone of YouTube videos going on in the background of my life for what feels like ever. I actually drove down to Austin the other week and was pleased to discover that I hadn't forgotten how to drive. lol
Velynn
 player, 108 posts
 Rezean Night Person
 Warrior of the Finest
Wed 12 Aug 2020
at 18:46
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
Still here and still interested. I'm on lock down really hard and have more or less all my time sitting in front of a computer these days. I'm down for playing slow if that's what people want, or I could theoretically step in and take over if people were willing to put up with me learning how to run an RPoL game.
Oberon
 player, 156 posts
 Health: 47/07
Wed 12 Aug 2020
at 19:04
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
In reply to Seneschal (msg # 247):

My daughter should be getting her exam results next week but the exams were cancelled so.they will be giving the a calculated trade instead hopefully she will get what she was forecast to get.

One good thing is the college she applied to have accepted her whatever her grade so she'll be doing a three years course to study animal husbandry so she can qualify a a vet nurse
Shandril
 player, 122 posts
Wed 12 Aug 2020
at 19:23
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
Ello there. Still working, still seeing patients. Trauma waits for no woman or virus. Given I have a Masters in Microbiology and did a fellowship in Field Epidemiology I'm our hospital's point when it comes to reporting to the NHS board for the Lothian Area. I also write our policies, organise contact tracing, blather, blather, etc.

I had COVID in March and it was not fun. At all. Not even a little.

Still here and still interested!
Seneschal
 GM, 256 posts
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 20:27
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
In reply to [[everybody]]

Glad you guys are still doing okay! and congrats to your daughter, Oberon. (Now I'm picturing her as a bear veterinarian. I reaaaally need more sleep today. lol)
Did anybody make the UK Games Expo virtual expo this past weekend? I got to run a couple games for groups of brilliant players (Tales from the Loop and Numenera. So much fun!!!) and then got to play in a few games, as well. It was a blast! I'm digging all the virtual gaming expos that are going down this year, despite the grim circumstances.

As long as you all don't mind a slow game, I can shoot for once-a-week posting. I tend to be very lassez-faire on story progression, too, so if you need to get in a few rounds between my inputs, you're certainly welcome to come up with NPC responses as needed to fit your narratives. By now, you guys are at least as good as I am at resolving rolls in this system. And I think we're familiar enough with each other to trust everybody with the NPCs. lol
Otherwise, I can swap the reins over to Velynn if you want something a little faster. Either way is fine by me.
But Velynn, if you have the time you should definitely try out running a game or two on here. Finding players is seldom an issue unless you're running a REALLY off-brand system, and it's very rewarding if you can keep up with it. Even the advanced settings like language groups are pretty easy to learn. If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up. :)

So. What do you guys think?


PS @Shandril - Overachiever. lol :-b Your schedule sounds INsane. Happy you're feeling better!
Velynn
 player, 109 posts
 Rezean Night Person
 Warrior of the Finest
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 22:35
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
...so you're saying I probably shouldn't try to run Legacy: War of Ages?
Oberon
 player, 157 posts
 Health: 47/07
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 18:52
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
All well here.

My daughter registered at her new college today so two weeks time she will be learning to treat animals.

On holiday at moment then back to being chained to my desk at home.... We've been told we won't be back in the office until November at the earliest but possible not until the new year
Seneschal
 GM, 257 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2020
at 20:32
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
In reply to Velynn (msg # 252):

lol :) I mean, if the game is sufficiently epic, I suppose you build it and they will come... :-J

PS
Yeah, okay, I'm intrigued. How is Legacy? I've never tried that one. I recognize the publisher, but I don't think I've ever heard about that one.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:59, Sat 29 Aug 2020.

Seneschal
 GM, 258 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2020
at 20:34
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
In reply to Oberon (msg # 253):

Yeah, that sounds like the world we're in right now...
It's a mess.
Velynn
 player, 110 posts
 Rezean Night Person
 Warrior of the Finest
Sat 29 Aug 2020
at 21:10
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
Legacy is a deeply terrible game. The setting is pretty much just Highlander but also with vampires. The system is a Storytelling System knockoff with a lot of holes in it. Two people of the same Str cannot hurt each other in unarmed combat. If one of them has Str one point higher (on a scale that goes to 5), the weaker one cannot hurt the stronger one with a baseball bat. The art almost entirely consists of photographs of the devs and their friends with a cheap Photoshop filter over them.

All that said, we had an absolute blast playing a one-shot with it once. Mostly making fun of the brokeness.
Shandril
 player, 123 posts
Sun 30 Aug 2020
at 00:22
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
**facepalms** A very old friend of mine had (they are no longer friends. Big mess, long story) a group of friends who were the creators of that game. He was present for some of the creation process and still jokes about it to this day. The vampires were put it at the last moment to capitalise on the WoD craze and were very much a square peg/round hole thing. He's no longer friends with the Blackmoors but he says they still love the game and think it's the greatest thing ever. I was asked to be the artist for the game but for free because I'D GET MY NAME IN A BIG RPG RELEASE! Well my name was already out there and when I saw the game and got an idea of what I would be doing I turned them down flat so it's mainly pics of the "creative team" run though crude photoshopping with some wretched art done by Susan Blackmoor, if I recall correctly.

They wanted to make an actual Highlander RPG but the rights were too much for them to acquire the IP. I've always wondered how many copies that thing sold.
Velynn
 player, 111 posts
 Rezean Night Person
 Warrior of the Finest
Sun 30 Aug 2020
at 00:43
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
If you'd like to read a detailed breakdown: https://projects.inklesspen.co.../legacy-war-of-ages/
Seneschal
 GM, 259 posts
Fri 4 Sep 2020
at 01:07
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
Wooooooow, that's... I mean, somebody needs to make a documentary out of that. It's wild. I would definitely put that in my Netflix queue. lol!
Seneschal
 GM, 260 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 16:09
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
Cool. I think I'm gonna start up a fresh thread on your return to Draur's Farm and maybe skip to the next morning in the first post. Hopefully Sunday, if I have time.
If you have any final touches on the previous day's work, go ahead and get your posts in. The NPCs just mumble exhaustedly and go along with whatever at this point, so you're free to do whatever you need to do with them.
Shandril
 player, 125 posts
Sun 22 Nov 2020
at 19:14
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
Soooo...we still having a go at this?
Oberon
 player, 159 posts
 Health: 47/07
Sun 22 Nov 2020
at 19:43
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
I'm still game to game :)
Seneschal
 GM, 263 posts
Mon 23 Nov 2020
at 22:33
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
I'm open to going either way. Since you guys have finished this episode, it's a natural place to leave it, if we want, and that's okay. We can tie things up with brief epilogues continuing each character's chronicles and then leave it at that. On the other hand, there are always more adventures to be had, and if you guys want to continue with these characters, I have plenty more story upon which we can draw. Or you can choose to go off and pursue something unrelated--it's a big world.
Alternately, if somebody else has an idea and wants to try GMing this game (or another, I'll say just for the sake of saying it), I'm not against that, either. I'll play or GM pretty much anything with you guys anytime. :)

So... what are we all thinking?
Oberon
 player, 160 posts
 Health: 47/07
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 03:10
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
More than happy to continue with the game
Shandril
 player, 126 posts
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 10:14
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
I'm with Oberon.
Seneschal
 GM, 264 posts
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 20:06
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
In reply to Shandril (msg # 265):

Sorry, I've been busy the past week crunching on... this:
If anybody's interested, I just released a TTRPG on itch.io as a cheap ($2), no-art 300-page A5 (tablet-size) PDF.
Hi, Fantasy! is a Powered by the Apocalypse ruleset that offers loads of customization and guidelines for plugging in whatever setting you like. You can check it out at:
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Shameless plug complete.
It's been a while since Velynn logged in, so hopefully, that just means she landed a job and has been too busy to see straight. :)
But as such, I guess it's up to you guys how you'd like to progress. I think I might have a vague inkling what Velynn would do with her time if she, say, had to take a leave of absence for a bit, so that shouldn't be an issue. What direction did you two want to go next with this?
Shandril
 player, 127 posts
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 22:22
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
I say we go...thattaway! We go forth and be the finest Finest we can be!
Oberon
 player, 161 posts
 Health: 47/07
Sat 5 Dec 2020
at 19:04
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
sorry wife has had me redecorating for the last couple of days to get house squared away before christmas not that we will be having any visitors so not had much time to post.

anyway as for the game i'm happy to continue on the path we are on helping people out in the name of the queen :)
Seneschal
 GM, 265 posts
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 18:14
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
In reply to Oberon (msg # 268):

Cool! Um... Give me about a week to collect my thoughts and we'll move on. If you have any interest in visiting anyone else in town before we wrap this adventure, feel free to go ahead and narrate or set it up, as you prefer. If not, I'll probably have Lord Draur congratulate you and then gloss over maybe a week of downtime. Do you have a preference between going back to Aldis the capital or staying out in the countryside?
Shandril
 player, 128 posts
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 18:29
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
How long have we been riding circuit?
Seneschal
 GM, 266 posts
Mon 14 Dec 2020
at 02:34
Re: [OOC] Out of Character Chat
In reply to Shandril (msg # 270):

Not too long, based on your level. I'd expect not more than a few months.