OOC Chat.   Posted by GM Voice.Group: 0
Liu Ziyi
 player, 30 posts
 Actress and Singer
 God of Movies/TV Shows
Tue 4 Dec 2018
at 17:47
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Ah it's all good. It's an interesting game system. I think we don't really understand the world yet which is why we are so hesitant posting, but I suspect that will change with time
Abigail Rose
 player, 24 posts
Tue 4 Dec 2018
at 19:56
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I don't like roleplaying sans GM in a "let's all meet in a bar" type situation. It has negative connotations for me because it rarely goes anywhere and usually prefigures GM disappearance. But if you want me to post there, I will.
Liu Ziyi
 player, 31 posts
 Actress and Singer
 God of Movies/TV Shows
Tue 4 Dec 2018
at 20:41
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Ah I have had some very good experiences in the bar. But as you say some bad. On the whole I've had more good than bad.

It will be nice to start though
Abigail Rose
 player, 25 posts
Tue 4 Dec 2018
at 21:26
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I wrote a character description.
Micah Talbot
 player, 14 posts
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 01:49
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Hi!
Abigail Rose
 player, 27 posts
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 02:46
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Hi.
Micah Talbot
 player, 15 posts
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 03:34
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Beyond the obvious, there's *sort* of a good reason why Micah isn't paying attention. It'll come up, promise. :)
Abigail Rose
 player, 28 posts
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 04:03
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Is the obvious that he's gay? =P
Micah Talbot
 player, 16 posts
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 04:11
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Micah Talbot
 player, 17 posts
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 04:14
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Nope.

Not crazy about the gay-joke thing, either, but nope.
Abigail Rose
 player, 29 posts
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 04:26
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You said "beyond the obvious," and I don't know what you would mean other than "he is not attracted to women."
Micah Talbot
 player, 18 posts
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 04:36
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He's not paying attention to her because her ability is clearly kicking in, and he doesn't want any part of that. (Hence 'ignoring' or 'turning away' rather than say "The looks, they do nothing".)

What she hasn't sorted out yet is that 1) he's divorced 2) still has a Thing for his ex, 3) holds out hope for a reconciliation and 4) he doesn't want to complicate matters by being snagged up in her Miss Pretty abilities.
Abigail Rose
 player, 30 posts
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 04:46
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It's always irritating when the whole group is "too cool for school," so to speak, but I do appreciate you acknowledging that Abby exists, at least. So thanks. =)
Liu Ziyi
 player, 32 posts
 Actress and Singer
 God of Movies/TV Shows
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 05:35
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I hang around actresses and supermodels every day. I have tens of millions of screaming fans who want my body.  I see beautiful men and women almost every day. Sure you are supernaturally beautiful but unless it has a mind altering component to it I'm going to be appreciative but not gaga.

Sorry. I know what you mean. I usually try extra hard if people do unusual stuff to react but this is just a day in the office. I cant post until tonight but I will try and react appreciatively

This message was last edited by the player at 05:39, Wed 05 Dec 2018.

Abigail Rose
 player, 31 posts
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 05:44
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It is in fact supernatural. Her Influence: Awe power is on all the time. She can't turn it off. The GM says the roll to resist is pretty easy, but I dunno what that roll is.

I assume Ziyi does all her acting in Mandarin, right? Does she do kung fu movies?
Liu Ziyi
 player, 33 posts
 Actress and Singer
 God of Movies/TV Shows
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 05:59
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As far as I know Awe is not on all the time. It's a choice and costs heavily: one third of all your magics for a short time. It only affects mortals. You are illuminated in magical light while it is on. Oh... I have awe of being utterly beautiful too. It's not as utterly beautiful as you, if you are the Goddess of beauty but I can't tell the difference from the reaction.

Ziyi does her acting in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Details of her acting career are on her description :) No kung fu there except as the voice of a kung fu heroine.

quote:
Aura of Influence (A)
is truly stunning/terrifying to behold.
Looking upon the god summons emotions within any mortal in their presence by spending 1 Fragment to extend
their aura for the scene. The player chooses whether their god emits a fear or awe effect when they select this Truth.
Awe: The god is surrounded in a soft light of love and beauty, one truly awe-inspiring and often
connected to their Dominion. A god of spring would appear flushed with health with leaves in their
hair, while a god of war would stand proud and draw out feelings of patriotism from onlookers. Any
mortals who look at the god in this form automatically receive a Convinced 1 Condition per minute
they remain in the gods presence, making their words much easier to accept. Other beings with a
Spark receive a Simple (1) Discipline + Intuition resistance check.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:03, Wed 05 Dec 2018.

Abigail Rose
 player, 32 posts
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 06:10
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I talked about it with the GM. We agree that it makes sense and is cool that, Abby, being the Goddess of Beauty, should have an Aura of Influence (Awe) that is on all the time, that she can amplify it to have immediate sledgehammer power for the Fragment cost, and that it should effect immortals as well as mortals.

Of course, since it's on all the time, it probably has some negative effects too. That's part of the fun though.

(By the way, it says right there in what you quoted that beings with a Spark are affected and get a resistance roll with Discipline+Intuition. The logical implication is that the power effects everyone, but that mortals do not get resistance.)

This message was last edited by the player at 06:11, Wed 05 Dec 2018.

GM Voice
 GM, 41 posts
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 12:37
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Whoa, hold up there.  Abigail, the passive version we discussed explicitly does not affect those with a Spark: "automatically instead instills a Convinced 1 Condition for 24 hours on any mortals that look upon her, but does not do anything to anyone with a Spark (such as other gods)."
PM thread, Message 36.   To have a chance affect those with a Spark, you have to spend a Fragment first, and then they roll.
Liu Ziyi
 player, 34 posts
 Actress and Singer
 God of Movies/TV Shows
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 13:02
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I am all for Abigail being stunningly beautiful. Personally I think beauty has a context, and I would expect her to be able to shapeshift into the appropriate beauty for another person and another context, because things Liu Ziyi finds beautiful are not the same things a black person from Mumbazi finds beautiful (unless her bum is six times bigger and her breasts hang down by her waist) or a white person (who seem to like women with big breasts again). But again it's all good. She's the idea of beauty, and mortals are captured by that idea.

I think the power the way GM described is an excellant way of capturing the idea without any pvp aspects.
GM Voice
 GM, 42 posts
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 20:14
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Sorry about no post last night, but with everything going on with me in RL, I don't think I'm going to be able to run this to be honest, at least right now. I got over-excited when the game dropped and I should have prepped something (anything) before jumping in and now I'm scrabbling and barely have time to make the small OOC posts that I have already.

I just don't have the free time, or quite frankly, the energy to run this game right now.

Sorry everybody.   I'll leave the game open and if things change that give me the time to come back, I'll say so, but I'm just not there right now.
Liu Ziyi
 player, 36 posts
 Actress and Singer
 God of Movies/TV Shows
Wed 5 Dec 2018
at 20:37
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If you want a suggestion for a plot, it's really easy. I cheat and just use google to find places and put plots against places.

Vancouver has a ton of interesting places and one of the ones I like is the Anthropological Museum. Make it so that 'One of our totem poles is missing' and have some bad guys about to do a horrible ritual with it.

We could easily be involved by having Irene have a daughter that works there and tell us.

Do a google search for interesting places in Vancouver and pick some pretty places for cool godlike fights.

Another plot: Tartarus is obvious physically under Mount Olympus. There's a volcanic eruption (messy) and now one of the Titans managed to get free. And he's arrived in Vancouver, terrifying our groups and NPCs etc.

Anyway I've enjoyed making the character and starting to RP with the rest of you. We'll probably meet in another game if we can't fire up the GM's muse!

happy roleplaying everyone
Abigail Rose
 player, 33 posts
Thu 6 Dec 2018
at 05:38
Re: OOC Chat
And none of it matters anyway! I knew the moment we had a "let's all aimlessly rolpelay" showed up, the game was doomed before it started. Clockwork, I tell ya. =P
Jack
 player, 14 posts
Thu 6 Dec 2018
at 05:44
Re: OOC Chat
Not really. I specifically asked for it, and the biggest game I've ever participated in has several active "aimless roleplay" threads beside the active adventure threads.
Liu Ziyi
 player, 37 posts
 Actress and Singer
 God of Movies/TV Shows
Thu 6 Dec 2018
at 05:46
Re: OOC Chat
What Jack said. I don't think a game can really do well without them. I think that's where personal taste in what you want kicks in. I also asked for it.
Micah Talbot
 player, 19 posts
Thu 6 Dec 2018
at 05:58
Re: OOC Chat
I'm happy to keep going, if a break will help over the holidays. But I am also- surprise, me!- finding myself having to move to another state. In two weeks. This more or less just happened.

So, I will be gtg if we're continuing, but I won't be able to hang out and brainstorm as much as I'd like. Which is a shame, because I was kind of looking forward to seeing how we mixed.