OOC.   Posted by The Dreamer.Group: 0
The Dreamer
 GM, 23 posts
Wed 6 Mar 2019
at 01:23
Re: OOC
Cool. I'll check it after work.
Varsovian
 player, 17 posts
Wed 6 Mar 2019
at 22:57
Re: OOC
The stats are mostly done! I just need to decide on the mystic side of oracle: spells, special ability etc.

Then, the equipment, some more details and we should be ready to go!
Varsovian
 player, 18 posts
Fri 8 Mar 2019
at 23:50
Re: OOC
Right... so, I'm reading on the spells now and I need a bit clarification:

Some spells list the target as "creature touched". Does it include the caster, or is the caster unable to use such a spell on herself?
The Dreamer
 GM, 24 posts
Sat 9 Mar 2019
at 01:40
Re: OOC
"creature touched" includes the caster if she is physically able to touch herself with a hand
Varsovian
 player, 19 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2019
at 02:06
Re: OOC
Thanks!

Alright, the sheet's done - aside from the appearance details and the equipment. Have you thought how how we should handle the money issue? I can simply go with the Level 1 wealth option for simplicity's sake...
The Dreamer
 GM, 25 posts
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 18:08
Re: OOC
I think the best would be if you just didn't count money, just list what you think she'd probably have just after leaving the company.

If you find that too undefined, you can use level 2 standard money to show a little progress compared to a full fresh noob.
Varsovian
 player, 20 posts
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 00:35
Re: OOC
Alright, thanks for the ruling :)

Question: oracles are divine spellcasters - so, if I understand the rules correctly, armour has no effect on their spellcasting ability?
The Dreamer
 GM, 26 posts
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 04:27
Re: OOC
Yep.
Varsovian
 player, 21 posts
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 18:58
Re: OOC
Thanks :) Also, if I understand correctly, armour penalty has no effect on combat stats, just some skill checks?

Three questions more:

1. When using a one-handed weapon with two hands, I'm supposed to be adding Str bonus x 1.5. Do I round it up or down?

2. Okay, this might be a bit specific: oracle's Automatic Writing ability. The rules in the APG book say it equals the augury spell with 90% effectiveness... what about this spell's material components, though. Normal augury requires incense (25 gp) as materials and bones (25 gp) as focus. But Automatic Writing involves writing in trance, so... is the focus component disregarded? How about the material component?

I'd be tempted to say that both of the components shouldn't be necessary, but... the ability's write-up for later levels explicitly mention that, when Automatic Writing works as the commune spell, it doesn't need the materials. The same isn't mentioned for the augury version, so... hm. What would you say?

3. Regarding shields - when using a light shield, can a caster use spells with the somatic component? It's clear to me that this won't be possible with heavy shields, but light shields allow for some manual freedom?

Sorry for asking all these questions - as you know, I'm new to this game...
The Dreamer
 GM, 27 posts
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 20:42
Re: OOC
1. Unless otherwise noted, whenever you must round a number, always round down.

2. Just as you said. However, incense makes sense for me to get into a trance, but bones feel stupid.

3. The question popped up on Paizo forums, and the official answer is "Nope. That's what bucklers are for."
The Dreamer
 GM, 28 posts
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 20:43
Re: OOC
Anyway, no need to feel or say sorry. That's the point of this game, and you were explicit about it.
The Dreamer
 GM, 29 posts
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 20:47
Re: OOC
And I accidentally skipped the first one: if the character is not proficient with the armor, it also applies to attack roll, otherwise only to Dex and Str based skill checks.
Varsovian
 player, 22 posts
Wed 13 Mar 2019
at 00:48
Re: OOC
Thanks for the answers :)

My solution for the Automatic Writing issue: let's keep the incense (materials) and drop the bones (focus). I'd say that the paper and ink are a focus in their own right...

Anyway - I'm done :) I think I don't have anything else to decide. I'm ready to play!
The Dreamer
 GM, 32 posts
Wed 13 Mar 2019
at 10:35
Re: OOC
A couple of other things first :)

What narrative point of view do you prefer?

1st person present
player I try to look for Jhani in the crowd.
GM How much time will you spend looking?


3rd person present
player Ingrirt tries to look for Jhani in the crowd.
GM How much time will she spend looking?


3rd person past
player Ingrirt tried to look for Jhani in the crowd.
GM How much time would she spend looking?



As for formatting posts, please use bold for speaking, italic for thoughts, dark green for OOC at the bottom of the post. Do not use other colors in the posts, please.
Ingrirt
 player, 23 posts
Wed 13 Mar 2019
at 16:29
Re: OOC
Wow, where did you get this nice map?

Anyway, I prefer 3rd person, past tense.
The Dreamer
 GM, 34 posts
Wed 13 Mar 2019
at 18:30
Re: OOC
I don't remember where I got the map from. This feels embarrassing. :P

EDIT: I found it in the Varisia sourcebook. Too obvious.

Can you see the game thread?

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:43, Wed 13 Mar 2019.

Ingrirt
 player, 24 posts
Wed 13 Mar 2019
at 20:10
Re: OOC
Ah, the Varisia sourcebook. I have it on my Paizo account, but I haven't downloaded it yet, so I didn't recognize the map.

I can see the "And what now?" thread. This is our story thread, right?
The Dreamer
 GM, 35 posts
Wed 13 Mar 2019
at 22:26
Re: OOC
Ingrirt:
I can see the "And what now?" thread. This is our story thread, right?

Right.
The Dreamer
 GM, 37 posts
Mon 18 Mar 2019
at 10:24
Re: OOC
Sorry for the long delay, I was struggling with illness and work, at the same time.
Ingrirt
 player, 27 posts
Mon 18 Mar 2019
at 21:26
Re: OOC
No worries!

Coincidentally, I'm kind of ill, too... Meh, I don't like when that happens :\
Ingrirt
 player, 29 posts
Wed 20 Mar 2019
at 23:00
Re: OOC
Sorry I forgot about your formatting style in my previous post... I use colour for text in all my other games. I fixed that last post now...
The Dreamer
 GM, 39 posts
Wed 20 Mar 2019
at 23:27
Re: OOC
I wasn't hurtful, by the way, it's a general attitude from me. In a game with 7-8 people, sooner or later someone's gonna start using neon pink or light orange, and my eyes start to bleed trying to read that. :)
Ingrirt
 player, 31 posts
Mon 1 Apr 2019
at 20:56
Re: OOC
Hm... Gentle nudge?
The Dreamer
 GM, 41 posts
Fri 5 Apr 2019
at 12:51
Re: OOC
Yep, sorry. Still struggling with the same illness and the medical tests the doctor sent me to.
Ingrirt
 player, 33 posts
Sun 7 Apr 2019
at 22:09
Re: OOC
Ah, I see. I hope things'll get better for you...