Chapter 0: Out of Character.   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Darvan Greycastle
 player, 5 posts
Sun 18 Nov 2018
at 02:12
Chapter 0: Out of Character
I think my chatacter's sll set.
Ercan Daemaer
 player, 4 posts
Tue 20 Nov 2018
at 21:24
Chapter 0: Out of Character
Just made it home. Surgery was at 7am Yesterday, And I got discharged today at 3:30pm. Already up and down walking around. Stomach is a little sore, Pain is about a four, I am still wearing the wrap which is helping. The drive home was bumpy, I had a few moments where I felt like I was going to throw up. But I haven't I think Sipping on my drinks is gonna be the hardest, I normally drink rather fast. So that is gonna take some getting used too.. I just wanted everyone to know. For now my posting my be erratic, or I might just vanish for a few days. I won't know until I start getting back into a routine.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 18 posts
Tue 20 Nov 2018
at 21:51
Chapter 0: Out of Character
Take your time Ercan, we are on a schedule for first Storyline post to go up either Sunday or Monday of this next week, so definitely no rush for the next couple days.

Enjoy your holiday as best you can :)
Ventrio
 player, 6 posts
 Totally not a spy
 Also totally not a wizard
Mon 26 Nov 2018
at 19:42
Chapter 0: Out of Character
So are we on schedule for the story to get going?
Dungeon Master
 GM, 19 posts
Mon 26 Nov 2018
at 19:52
Chapter 0: Out of Character
Just waiting on a few character sheet updates, and then we should be good to go.
Mason Goldstone
 player, 9 posts
 Explorer, Treasure Hunter
 Delver, Stoneworker
Mon 26 Nov 2018
at 21:01
Chapter 0: Out of Character
I'm going to guess that no word about updating my sheet means that everything is in order.
Mason Goldstone
 player, 10 posts
 Explorer, Treasure Hunter
 Delver, Stoneworker
Tue 27 Nov 2018
at 23:21
Chapter 0: Out of Character
I'll just toss this out there, but unless we are getting straight into combat or another precarious situation, it isn't incredibly important that everyone has their sheets at 100%.

Taking control with basic actions and dialogue doesn't require stats to be completely flushed out.  But it would most definitely spur them along.
Mason Goldstone
 player, 13 posts
 Explorer, Treasure Hunter
 Delver, Stoneworker
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 01:15
Chapter 0: Out of Character
So what's the word from the people in the inn, DM?  It looks like the most of us would prefer finding out about a job without contacting our former employer again.
Ventrio
 player, 9 posts
 Totally not a spy
 Also totally not a wizard
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 06:01
Chapter 0: Out of Character
You should try walk up to the most charming lady in the bar and ask if she need any help. XD
Dungeon Master
 GM, 21 posts
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 14:38
Chapter 0: Out of Character
Ercan has decided to bow out at this time, so we are going to continue and I am going to bring someone else in that had requested to join.

:)
Mason Goldstone
 player, 14 posts
 Explorer, Treasure Hunter
 Delver, Stoneworker
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 16:32
Chapter 0: Out of Character
In reply to Ventrio (msg # 50):

Just what we need, the dwarf scaring off all of the town's most charming ladies.
Mason Goldstone
 player, 15 posts
 Explorer, Treasure Hunter
 Delver, Stoneworker
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 16:35
Chapter 0: Out of Character
In reply to Dungeon Master (msg # 51):

That's unfortunate, but c'est la vie I suppose.
Ventrio
 player, 10 posts
 Totally not a spy
 Also totally not a wizard
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 16:52
Chapter 0: Out of Character
We need to find a charming bard for this group :P
Ercan Daemaer
 player, 6 posts
 Human Cleric of Obad-Hai
Sat 1 Dec 2018
at 04:53
Chapter 0: Out of Character
Hey all :)  I've taken over for Ercan and am working on the character's background now.  I came across the following in previous posts and figure we can revisit them here to work on ties:

I wanna start looking at (discussing as a group) the narrative of how you all came together. I personally don't mind the "You all meet in a tavern

Heh, it looks like we went that route after all.  No worries; I think taverns are natural places for campaigns to start too :)

Just off the top of my head; The two elves have a pretty easy shot at knowing each other, and the human nature priest has a plausable reason to know them.

Yes indeed.  My character has the Hermit background, so he's going to have the hardest time working in long-standing friendships.  It may be that the elves knew Ercan's parents, and when they went missing, they were agreeable to helping him survive and find his way to the city.

the human and elves where there for healing and extra muscle, while my character was a direct insurance of the benefit of Lord Morrow on a previous delve to retrieve a chest from some ancient tomb. 

Using the tomb delve as our first hook, I think this works well: my character was struggling to cope with being suddenly alone and with the help of the elves made their way to Idodale.  He agreed to return the favour, and help on the tomb job.

I'm saying that it isn't worth bogging the start of the game down with.  If you've already prepared something you'd like to use for the party formation and introduction, by all means go ahead.

My concern is mainly that I've witnessed games wither on the vine with the story line for the party meeting up and joining forces taking up too much time or being uninteresting to play out.


Yup, overall agree.  We don't have to be stress out about it too much!

My character will struggle with 'traditional' adventuring motivations such as loot, at start.  He'll be much more motivated by things that appeal to his religion and of course, what happened to his family.

Thanks for reading :)
Tarron Neritris
 player, 15 posts
 Overconfident
Sat 1 Dec 2018
at 05:33
Chapter 0: Out of Character
Welcome :)
Darvan Greycastle
 player, 7 posts
Sat 1 Dec 2018
at 13:50
Chapter 0: Out of Character
Welcome aboard.
Mason Goldstone
 player, 17 posts
 Explorer, Treasure Hunter
 Delver, Stoneworker
Mon 3 Dec 2018
at 09:45
Chapter 0: Out of Character
Don't mind my standoffishness.  Finals week over here, and all the joy that implies.

So we're at our 5 folks then?  Who knows how to talk to folks?  It could wind up being important during our adventures.

I have Persuasion as one of my skills, but a Charisma of 8.  Netting a +1 bonus at the moment.
Ventrio
 player, 13 posts
 Totally not a spy
 Also totally not a wizard
Mon 3 Dec 2018
at 10:12
Chapter 0: Out of Character
Mine is -1 so not this elf strong suit. I blame the mediocre stat i rolled :P
Ercan Daemaer
 player, 8 posts
 Human Cleric of Obad-Hai
Mon 3 Dec 2018
at 23:29
Chapter 0: Out of Character
I have a stunning +2!
Tarron Neritris
 player, 16 posts
 Overconfident
Tue 4 Dec 2018
at 03:20
Chapter 0: Out of Character
I've got a +0 but way more confidence than really earned.
Ventrio
 player, 14 posts
 Totally not a spy
 Also totally not a wizard
Thu 6 Dec 2018
at 21:09
Chapter 0: Out of Character
I dont know what to do. Don't want to talk to the game of people but the party seem interested?
Ercan Daemaer
 player, 9 posts
 Human Cleric of Obad-Hai
Thu 6 Dec 2018
at 23:12
Chapter 0: Out of Character
Seems like we've got bakers going on strike ... perhaps there is an adventure there but I'm guessing not.

Why don't we split up and poke around the city metropolis, there's bound to be something going on somewhere!
Ventrio
 player, 15 posts
 Totally not a spy
 Also totally not a wizard
Thu 6 Dec 2018
at 23:21
Chapter 0: Out of Character
Is it ok for us to split DM?
Dungeon Master
 GM, 25 posts
Fri 7 Dec 2018
at 11:38
Chapter 0: Out of Character
Definitely ok for you to split, there is adventure to be found everywhere. :)
Mason Goldstone
 player, 19 posts
 Explorer, Treasure Hunter
 Delver, Stoneworker
Sat 8 Dec 2018
at 02:32
Chapter 0: Out of Character
I'm checking up with the artisans.  Last thing I'd want to do is find out that the government for the city has a job for us to go up against the working class directly.