No Time Bar & Grill (OOCs)   Posted by The Other.Group: 0
Jenny
 player, 25 posts
 Love the Running!
Mon 14 Oct 2019
at 22:04
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I'm always ready to be inappropriately enthusiastic in character!
The Other
 GM, 50 posts
 Omega
Sun 22 Dec 2019
at 01:02
No Time Bar & Grill (OOCs)

MERRY
CHRISTMAS


and a
Happy New Year

Jenny
 player, 28 posts
 Love the Running!
Fri 31 Jan 2020
at 19:03
No Time Bar & Grill (OOCs)
Cross posting everywhere, thereby revealing who I play to the world. Ah, the sacrifices we make for efficiency...

I am doing a house move tomorrow. While I should have internet via phone tethering, I will not have home internet until February 10th at the earliest. I should be ok to post, but if I go quiet, this is the reason.

Next couple of days are going to be incredibly busy and tiring, so do not expect to see me much!
The (15th) Doctor
 player, 62 posts
Sat 1 Feb 2020
at 22:33
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Hope your move goes well, Jenny!
The (15th) Doctor
 player, 66 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 23:45
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Seasonal cold or allergies hit me, need a few more days before I can post more detailed again. :(
The (15th) Doctor
 player, 67 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 21:46
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More than allergies. :( In hospital with pneumonia, not sure how long. May occasionally manage a post typing on my phone but please don't count on it.
The Other
 GM, 56 posts
 Omega
Mon 16 Mar 2020
at 17:46
No Time Bar & Grill (OOCs)
Not to worry. Having computer problems again. Screen goes all wonky on me and can't see anything. Shutting it down clears it up for a little bit, but it's bound to go completely at some point.
The (15th) Doctor
 player, 68 posts
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 01:17
No Time Bar & Grill (OOCs)
I'm back, thankfully it wasn't pneumonia (or COVID). But I'm still coughing a lot, so I'll still be slow.
The Other
 GM, 58 posts
 Omega
Sun 10 May 2020
at 19:09
No Time Bar & Grill (OOCs)
We lost two players, and the game seems to have stalled, so, is it time to put this game to rest? Or should I try to find new players?
Jenny
 player, 35 posts
 Love the Running!
Sun 10 May 2020
at 19:14
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Who did we lose? I'm happy to continue with new players who can post regularly!
The Other
 GM, 59 posts
 Omega
Sun 10 May 2020
at 19:20
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Alan bowed out, and Katrina and Lady Christina just stopped posting.
Jenny
 player, 36 posts
 Love the Running!
Sun 10 May 2020
at 19:32
No Time Bar & Grill (OOCs)
As I see it, this currently leaves us with Doc, Jenny, and Johnny still active. Well, that's a pretty classic TARDIS team. Doctor, young female relative, an Earthling out of his time...

Bring on the festivities, and lay on with the plot, say I!

But if anyone wants to jump into a new Doctor Who game (freeform, specific characters needed, so no real choice of who you play, as plot is wrotten SPECIFICALLY for them) let me know. I started one, serious illness killed it immediately. Now I am ready to restart. River, Bennie, Ace, and Lady C have been kidnapped and are being forced to carry out an apparently impossible heist, or they will most definitely die. I need an Ace and a Lady C. Anyone intrigued? I need people who can post, if not daily, then two or three times a week.
The (15th) Doctor
 player, 70 posts
Tue 12 May 2020
at 01:38
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I'm still here, though I can say playing the Doctor has been a lot harder than I expected. :-)

But yeah, I can't keep up with your other game, Jenny, sorry! My voice is, unfortunately, not getting any better. :-(

This message was last edited by the player at 20:16, Wed 13 May 2020.

Jenny
 player, 37 posts
 Love the Running!
Tue 12 May 2020
at 22:02
No Time Bar & Grill (OOCs)
I know what you're going through, and I really wish I could do something to help! I totally understand how health can impact game time, after all!

And it can be tricky to do a new Doctor. I've played seven and eleven in games on RPoL, and it was super fun. An original one? Requires a lot more thought!
Jenny
 player, 39 posts
 Love the Running!
Thu 4 Jun 2020
at 17:42
No Time Bar & Grill (OOCs)
I will try to get a post up soon. A bit under the weather at the moment!
Jenny
 player, 43 posts
 Love the Running!
Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 21:58
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I felt that was a more fun way to interact... I hope nobody objects! :D
The Other
 GM, 65 posts
 Omega
Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 22:19
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Nearly all my games are sandbox games, so pretty much anything PCs do is okay. My fun half comes from making things up and from figuring out how to respond to everyone's actions.

I've always hated playing in railroad games, so that's why I don't run them myself.
Jenny
 player, 44 posts
 Love the Running!
Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 23:08
No Time Bar & Grill (OOCs)
Likewise. I run freeform gamesm without railroad, except when utterly unavoidable. I am wary when I see a GM describe anything as sandbox, though. Because so many times over the 10+ years I have been on RPoL, that actually means "GM has no plot at all and expects the characters to just do things." Well, I got news for you. This didn't work very well for Strindberg, and it don't grab me, either. A game needs a STORY!

Not an issue here, of course. But I have seen it so often now that when I see a game described as sandbox, I don't even consider applying any more.
The Other
 GM, 66 posts
 Omega
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 04:03
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I suppose 'sandbox' and 'railroad' represent the two extremes, whereas the reality is most games are probably somewhere in the middle, perhaps leaning one way or the other. I've yet to hear of a term used to identify an alternate to those two terms, though.

In any case, there can be a story or plot or direction without having to be a total sandbox or a total railroad. I can't even conceive of a game that's totally sandbox. The game system alone gives you something. What would be the point of playing a fantasy game using Traveller?

Unlike some games, I can't imagine anyone wanting play Dr. Who without knowing the series. It really isn't like anything else.
Jenny
 player, 50 posts
 Love the Running!
Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 18:48
No Time Bar & Grill (OOCs)
This update is copy/pasted to other games. I guess I am outing my alts. But this is not something I want to type over several times.

Had medical examinations internally yesterday. As some of you are aware, I have been fighting cancer the past couple of years. Well, the exploration revealed some nasty little polyps growing on the site where previously tumours had been. This could be entirely benign - a lot of people have this, and it is entirely fine and never causes any kind of problem. In my case, obviously, this is far more concerning. The doctors removed stuff from inside me, and it is being sent away for examinations. Until I get results of this (in a couple of weeks or so, I expect) I won't know for sure whether or not I'm having a relapse, and need more treatment. So I'm not likely to be at my best. I should still be here and posting away, but I would ask for a little patience if I seem a little sub-par when it comes to my posting.

And crossed fingers, prayers, and gifts of cake are all very much appreciated!
The Other
 GM, 70 posts
 Omega
Sun 30 Aug 2020
at 12:34
No Time Bar & Grill (OOCs)
As is often said on this site, this is just a game; what's important is YOU! So, your health and family are always more important than some silly little on-line game. If your posting trails off a bit, don't worry about it. We all have bad days due to RL issues. After all, we're not computers even though we use one a lot!

So, here's hoping that your new 'problem' isn't one serious, and if it turns out to be a bit more than nothing, then get well soon! We're all routing for you.

As it is, I'm having some computer issues myself. Posting is going to be a tad sporadic until I can get it fixed.
The Other
 GM, 73 posts
 Omega
Mon 22 Mar 2021
at 04:06
No Time Bar & Grill (OOCs)
Looks like it's time to kill this game since no one has posted in a few months now. If there's no activity before next Sunday, I'll be deleting it then.

I liked the all the characters. Too bad I couldn't get more players.
Jenny
 player, 53 posts
 Love the Running!
Sat 27 Mar 2021
at 22:27
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Sorry for my own absence. I've spent weeks in hospital, and then broke my hand. So, my RPoL time has been seriously restricted for some time. I am still happy to play on, if others are.
The Other
 GM, 74 posts
 Omega
Sun 28 Mar 2021
at 01:14
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Wow. Sorry to hear you were in the hospital. Also sorry you broke your hand!

Sometimes RL takes away your control, so that's why I'm not particularly quick to delete characters or game. I've had it happen to me in odd ways.

We'll see what happens.
The Other
 GM, 76 posts
 Omega
Sun 25 Apr 2021
at 17:36
No Time Bar & Grill (OOCs)
Just thought I'd give this game one more chance to pick up.