OOC-1.   Posted by Finger of Fate.Group: 0
Finger of Fate
 GM, 4 posts
 Game Master
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 17:28
OOC-1
For question, comments and other OOC matters.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 5 posts
 Game Master
Mon 17 Jun 2019
at 23:04
OOC-1
One in ... and two working on it
Finger of Fate
 GM, 6 posts
 Game Master
Tue 18 Jun 2019
at 21:21
OOC-1
OK, one in, one very close, and two working on it...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 7 posts
 Game Master
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 04:31
OOC-1
OK, we now have three players in and two more working up characters...  and a rather diverse group too.

Those of you who are in may introduce yourselves OOC  here... we'll see if you meet up in game ... right now it looks like I may be running 5 threads for a while.
Iain Woodward
 player, 1 post
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 04:54
OOC-1
I suppose I'll start things off then.

I'm looking forward to playing with you all and to learning more about your characters.

Iain is a native of northern Zornath where he serves as a Ranger of the regions forests and woodlands as his father did before him. Loyal to the Duke, both for personal and professional reasons, Iain is a well known and normally welcome face at the hearths and homes of the areas more rural residents.

A family man in his early thirties, he lives in a modest Lodge and relies upon a small number of Journeymen and their Apprentices to patrol the vast area for which he is responsible. It is not an easy life, between maintaining the small network of small cabins and huts, regulating the taking of lumber, firewood and game by the locals as well as fulfilling specific requests for the tables of the Nobility on short notice.

Despite being empowered to enforce the local laws, Iain is of common birth and humble means. As much a regulator as an active member of the community, he helps his neighbors where he can and has developed a good reputation over the years.

The looming threat of civil war hangs heavily upon him, and he quietly fears living under a D'Astard reign. While he is no soldier, the writ that has secured his lands and pension was signed by the late Grand Duke himself, and he would see his son inherit and his lands left in peace if it can be helped by the baring of arms or some other aid to the usurped Duke.
Runt
 Player, 1 post
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 05:55
OOC-1
Also looking forward to this, especially interacting with the other characters.

Runt (see description) is a guttersnipe in the capital who is a somewhat recognizable fixture around the city gates, docks, and caravan yards.  Basically anywhere that visitors to the capital are likely to be entering.  When he isn't performing for change (flute and singing rather expertly) or panhandling, he hires himself out as a guide to newcomers to the capital.

In the aftermath of the coup, he is very skittish.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1 post
 "Shark killer"
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 07:44
OOC-1
Mustafa is a young river/lake trader. He was attacked one day by an estuarine shark as they sailed near the rivers mouth and he was in the water repairing the rudder. Attacking the shark with what he had to hand, he was able to run the blade of his knife through the creatures throat as he sat astride it, having managed to just dodge it's first pass. The shark was dragged ashore, and he skinned it to make the leather armour he wears regularly now.

Since then, he has learned to maintain his equipment: Leatherworking for his armour and slings, learnt from the tanner he hired to make his armour, and masonry to create smooth sling bullets from stone. Unfortunately, the upheaval in Catheran has adversely effected trade, so he finds himself looking of other work...

Looks like quite  mix we have...
Iain Woodward
 player, 2 posts
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 15:32
OOC-1
We do seem to have three characters that are experts in their own environments.

A riverene merchant, a big city busker and a woodland ranger.

I'll admit, I was expecting an eastern or southern character from you Mustafa, based on the naming conventions.

How old is your character Runt?
Runt
 Player, 2 posts
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 15:38
OOC-1
In reply to Iain Woodward (msg # 8):

It's actually hiding in the character description, but he is 7 1/2, but due to his small stature most folks take him to be between 5 and 6.

Yeah, very interesting mix (and we didn't even plan it out).
Runt
 Player, 3 posts
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 16:10
OOC-1
Couple of quick questions - well one quick and one potentially longer.

Anyway, what is starting cash?

And on the subject of money, what is the approximate size of the various coins (even though I know that there will be variables between coins due to the minting methods).

Thanks.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 8 posts
 Game Master
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 19:31
OOC-1
Starting cash is a function of your wealth level... I'd expect Runt is Poor or close to it...  so a -15 disadvantage...

Money size/diameter is as follows:
    Copper/Bronze Coins
Farthing -  1 Cm or .40 inches
Half Pennies - 2 Cm or .8 Inches
1 Copper Penny - 2.5 Cm or 1 inch
    Silver Coins
Silver Piece or Stag - 1.25 Cm or ½ inch
5 sp is a Florin - 2.5 Cm or 1 inch
    Gold Coins
10 sp is a crown - 1 Cm or .40 inches
1 gp is a sovereign - 1.5 Cm or .60 inches
5 gp is a pound, or Guinea -  2.5 Cm or 1 inch

Thickness varies a bit, with Farthings and Crowns being rather thin and the Penny, florin and Pound being a bit thicker.
The Crown is not popular as it is so easy to lose ... the rest are regularly used... farthings are easy to lose too, but no one much cares.
Runt
 Player, 4 posts
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 21:10
OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 11):

Sorry, poorly asked there, I meant Average starting wealth ($1000 or $2000).

Ah, I'm guessing that the crown is a gold coin.  And Runt would care about losing a farthing.  On the other hand, since they are easily lost by people who aren't bothered by that, he just might find a nice amount of lost ones (his eyes are much closer to the ground ;-) ).

Thanks for the answers.
Iain Woodward
 player, 3 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 21:40
OOC-1
Iain has Average wealth and started with $1000 for equipment, etc.
Kory Dear
 player, 1 post
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 22:36
OOC-1
What's up all.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2 posts
 "Shark killer"
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 22:59
OOC-1
In reply to Iain Woodward (msg # 13):

Me too, I am guessing. That was what I spent, anyway!
Runt
 Player, 5 posts
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 23:57
OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 14):

Hello, welcome to the bunch.  (as Runt stays carefully just out of reach)
Iain Woodward
 player, 4 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 23:58
OOC-1
And a...pimp?

Going to be a lot of different stories getting told!
Kory Dear
 player, 2 posts
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 00:11
OOC-1
LOL thanks Runt
Yep you got it Iain

This message was last edited by the player at 00:12, Thu 20 June 2019.

Runt
 Player, 6 posts
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 01:07
OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 18):

It's not personal, he stays carefully out of reach of most adults.  ;-)


Hmmm, if you're in the capital then Runt very possibly has guided some customers to your "stable" so to speak.  He's got high levels of Street Smarts and a good score in Streetwise.
Iain Woodward
 player, 5 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 01:09
OOC-1
They grow up so fast.
Kory Dear
 player, 3 posts
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 01:21
OOC-1
Iain Woodward:
They grow up so fast.

Grinning


Funny thing was I was thinking runt would fit in well with the group.

And the Priests would love him :)


Joking

Honestly though our stories seem to mesh well together.

My girls are high class, enjoy them as you like.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:25, Thu 20 June 2019.

Runt
 Player, 7 posts
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 03:11
OOC-1
Um, at his age that activity is not interesting (even if he knows what's going on).  Now a bit of cold hard cash might be appreciated.

But at least they would know each other.  And yes, he should fit in and could even be of use, at least until his bedtime. ;-)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 9 posts
 Game Master
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 03:34
OOC-1
So already you have started to team up ;-)

I will try and get this game moving, but the next few days will be tough... Tomorrow my Brother turns 83... I am his guardian and he is not well... Saturday my youngest leaves for 9 months in Faroffistan, I just got my Oldest back from there in February, so I am not pleased.
Iain Woodward
 player, 6 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 03:41
OOC-1
That's rough. Here's hoping that your youngest has an uneventful trip downrange.

And that your Brother is in as much peace as he can be.
Kory Dear
 player, 4 posts
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 03:50
OOC-1
LOL, cash it is.

Yeah, we will soon own this town.

Real life comes first.

Wish your bro a happy birthday, from us and I hope he feels better.

I know it can be hard caring for a loved one.




Had to google that one.

Top definition

Faroffistan
A location or country somewhere away from where you are, so far that you didn't know that you didn't know where it was.


Downrange?
Oh military.

That's a tough one, all you can do is support him and remember letters are gold.

I hope my advice and wishes are appropriate and taken well.
I have been in the service and am currently working as a caregiver.
Runt
 Player, 8 posts
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 03:53
OOC-1
No rush, we can goof off for a while.

Thoughts and prayers for your youngest.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 10 posts
 Game Master
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 04:50
OOC-1
I have quite a bit of military time... 26 years. It  seems to run in the family.
All my brothers and my sister, two of my sons and both my parents served in one way or another in Uniform.
Kory Dear
 player, 5 posts
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 04:55
OOC-1
I think it happens that way all around the world. The whole family following suit, its the same pretty much for my family.

26 years, man that's a long time. Kinda wish I had did the same could have been retired long ago.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:57, Thu 20 June 2019.

Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 3 posts
 "Shark killer"
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 06:18
OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 28):

Just started myself. None of the immediate family serving or have served, but I did my time in Farofistan as a civilian. Kyrgyzstan, to be a little more exact...

Happy Birthday to your brother.
Kory Dear
 player, 6 posts
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 12:55
OOC-1
I wonder if all us military role-play, love coincidences.

@Iain a hunter?

This message was last edited by the player at 13:12, Thu 20 June 2019.

Iain Woodward
 player, 7 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 13:32
OOC-1
Regional Ranger/Forester up north.
Kory Dear
 player, 7 posts
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 14:12
OOC-1
Yeah Hunter.

GRIN

Joking


Is that Ranger like police or Nature type?
Iain Woodward
 player, 8 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 14:19
OOC-1
More of a rural law enforcement type, yeah.

Medieval Ranger rather than fantasy Ranger.
Kory Dear
 player, 8 posts
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 14:29
OOC-1
Google medieval ranger.

Seems like their archers that know the woods like the back of their hands.


Not sure the difference between medieval and fantasy rangers.


There was a show on TV called Walker Texas Ranger,  that was cop style ranger.
And nature type to my understand is pretty much how it was described above.
Iain Woodward
 player, 9 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 14:51
OOC-1
Depending on which sources and time periods, a medieval Ranger is like a minor office. An individual paid by the nobility to maintain and protect a certain stretch of rural area. The older version of our current Park Rangers.

Fantasy Rangers that have cropped up in modern fiction tend to be more protecting nature for nature's sake, might know magic, and would normally have some sort of unusually intelligent animal following them around.

Some Ranger Lodges were sort of like small fortified buildings or compounds apparently, especially later in history. I suppose it makes sense when you live in the middle of nowhere and have a dangerous job.
Kory Dear
 player, 9 posts
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 17:44
OOC-1
Ahh ok, now I got it. Must be a history buff, your know and explanation where very clear.

Care to defect ... lol ... even Rangers need release.
Kory Dear
 player, 10 posts
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 02:28
OOC-1
I just realized our gm runs travesty too.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 11 posts
 Game Master
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 04:13
OOC-1
Well, did run... it's on ice... did you play in that?
Kory Dear
 player, 11 posts
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 04:16
OOC-1
No I was taking a look at all gurps games when I first came back and that was one of the ones I was eyeing.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 12 posts
 Game Master
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 04:39
OOC-1
It ran around 10 years total and I have run out of ideas ... At some point I may restart it with new characters doing different things in the same world. The world has had a lot of development, I hate to waste it.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 4 posts
 "Shark killer"
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 04:59
OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 39):

Ah, what other games you eyeballing? A few of us have played in a lot of them!
Kory Dear
 player, 12 posts
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 05:38
OOC-1
Don't waste it, different characters different, stories in same world.

Truth is I have looked at all of them Applied to 4, got accepted to three.

One game I think I overwhelmed gm with all the allies I wanted, started making a backstory for all them, was actually turning into a book...lol

I was really getting into it.

I think I made him say you know what I will just keep the guys I had.

The travelers games seemed nice too, but never really played those.

I might in the end applying to them all, but I have to see how much each one demands of me.

I have done similar things in the past, then all of a sudden them all become active and I am like oh crap, I am either posting one liners, or writing 3 hours.


Yeah that's a fair honest answer that insults no one. I might want to play there in future..he he you can't trap me.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 5 posts
 "Shark killer"
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 06:09
OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 42):

Lol, nobody is looking to trap you. At least, as far as I am aware. But do go just where you are comfortable. I do run one of the Traveler ones, but if you are not comfortable there, then don't. I would prefer 3 players who enjoy the game than 6 where only half actually want to be there.
Kory Dear
 player, 13 posts
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 06:30
OOC-1
As I said I like gurps, and don't rule any of them out.

Just don't know much about it. Though did once find an online pathfinder character generator, was fun to mess with.

No if I request I really do want it, later it may or may not be what I expected.

Was trying to think of games I would rule out, but even those have exceptions.

I like character creation, so heavily template games, are not my usual thing, But I joined one because I liked the concept, of gamers in a game world.
Iain Woodward
 player, 10 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 06:37
OOC-1
GURPS is a great system, easily my favorite, but I tend to run very "realistic" games.

It's not everybodies cup of tea...
Kory Dear
 player, 14 posts
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 06:42
OOC-1
Think this is the most realistic one I joined. Normally realistic normal guys work best for me in horror games.

But this gm was nice enough to work with me so that this character was acceptable to us both.


Yeah he put limits on me....lol


But it worked out good I think.


Think it was like 50 or 60 pms, before we make this guy.

Just looked 56

This message was last edited by the player at 06:44, Fri 21 June 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 15 posts
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 06:52
OOC-1
Have to go to sleep got new job, I can soon afford meat again.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 13 posts
 Game Master
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 15:16
OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 42):

I am not really a big time Space reader or follower... but joined Mustafa's Traveler Game... it's been fun although he sometimes has to teach me ...
Iain Woodward
 player, 11 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 15:37
OOC-1
That's a fair amount of back and forth Kory, but it is a non-standard concept to be sure.

It sounds like we still have one more working behind the scenes?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 14 posts
 Game Master
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 16:28
OOC-1
We do, but I am not sure how much time he is going to have to make up a Character...  so I'll start without him, soon as I get a chance.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 17 posts
 Game Master
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 20:11
OOC-1
I've started two threads, one in the Capital and the other in Zornath, where I am presuming both Lain and Mustafa are.

I'm letting everyone read all the threads since it is fun to know the story...but if we start having player knowledge affecting character behavior, I'll have to run them as separate groups.
Runt
 Player, 9 posts
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 20:24
OOC-1
I'll try to get the rest of my stuff finished and read the other threads.  Fridays and Saturdays are very busy days for me (lots of Estate Sales!!!!).  I'll certainly have something up by Sunday.
Kory Dear
 player, 16 posts
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 22:53
OOC-1
Wow way to start a story, with a WAR!!!
Finger of Fate
 GM, 20 posts
 Game Master
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 23:30
OOC-1
Just a coup ... but becoming a war perhaps.
Kory Dear
 player, 17 posts
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 00:49
OOC-1
Kory going to war, forget the region...lol
Kory Dear
 player, 19 posts
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 01:44
OOC-1
Wow Iain your like a role playing monster
Iain Woodward
 player, 15 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 01:49
OOC-1
Thanks man. Did you mean just the frequency or did you like the dialogue?
Kory Dear
 player, 20 posts
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 01:56
OOC-1
I like the whole style, page from a book.

You can tell you ain't new to this, looked so professional.

Honestly its like your telling a story, mostly I would say the description in post. Hitting the sensory info like a second gm.

That post would have serious taken me a few hours to think up, edit and probably not get it that right.

Most definitely will hit the dialogue part. Yep its the detail.
Iain Woodward
 player, 16 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 02:08
OOC-1
Well thank you. I really appreciate that.
Kory Dear
 player, 21 posts
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 02:34
OOC-1
No problem, just surprised me in good way, Their where a few games on here where it was like regular thing, I would feel bad, because There where these people who could consistently, write like that. The whole thread became a novel. It was a gurps martial arts game, and for the life of me I forget the name.

It was at least 5 years ago, think I have been off this site that long.

Kinda sad to see GURPS community grow as small as it has at this moment, this is one of those sites that stay with you, even after you leave.
Iain Woodward
 player, 17 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 02:46
OOC-1
I know what you mean, I have run across more than a few talented writers here on RPoL that have inspired me to up my game.

As far as the GURPS system is concerned, yeah, it might be aging. I see an absolute ton of Free Form games being played, people seem to like that, but even the new games coming out seem to be very minimal, and some don't even include things like character death.

It's pretty much becoming story time, or failing that, things you can play half drunk around a table without much effort.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:54, Sat 22 June 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 22 posts
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 03:30
OOC-1
I definitely agree.

But too me once I found GURPs, most other system became meh.

Love the Idea, of designing your guy the way you want him, within the limits of points and the gaming world's reality.

I usally got other systems only if I have joined all the gurps games I wanted to join and my rping itch still ain't scratched.

I have even tried discord sessions.

In the in this play by post is most best route for me, you play, reread and has super flexible schedule.

I have tried free-form games and some are real good stories.

The best type where the God games. Where each God had like one action, and the GM narrated the results.

But without rules, most free form games  kinda grew stale too me.


I don't want to be slaughtered by gm, but have a chance to die, makes it fun to play.

Though it would suck to make a new character its all part of the fun when done right.
Iain Woodward
 player, 20 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Sun 23 Jun 2019
at 03:35
OOC-1
I noticed you rolled initiative Kory, and I was just curious.

It's been my experience that everybody just acts in the order of highest "Basic Speed".

Are we using something else with this game?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 29 posts
 Game Master
Sun 23 Jun 2019
at 03:42
OOC-1
Yes and no... when I don't have a CS for antagonist, I don't have a basic speed... so we roll it off... and I use 3d6 to do it...
Iain Woodward
 player, 22 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Sun 23 Jun 2019
at 18:24
OOC-1
Thanks, good to know.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 34 posts
 Game Master
Sun 23 Jun 2019
at 20:45
OOC-1
A map of Cupeth Castle and environs is uploaded to group 1 ... mostly for those  who are there.  You entered down Thay road from the forests to the North.
Runt
 Player, 13 posts
Mon 24 Jun 2019
at 17:11
OOC-1
Thanks for all the maps, love maps.

I think the dice roller here has it in for me.  (rolling eyes)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 45 posts
 Game Master
Mon 24 Jun 2019
at 22:30
OOC-1
We all feel that way sometimes.
Kory Dear
 player, 31 posts
Tue 25 Jun 2019
at 18:05
OOC-1
LOL we are at same spot now.
Runt
 Player, 17 posts
Tue 25 Jun 2019
at 18:10
OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 69):

A'yup
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 22 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sat 29 Jun 2019
at 00:33
OOC-1
In reply to Runt (msg # 70):

Maps updated, thanks.
Iain Woodward
 player, 43 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Sun 30 Jun 2019
at 04:16
OOC-1
Heh, Iain is with an "I" , like "Ian" only old fashioned. Pronounced something like "Ee'en"
Finger of Fate
 GM, 85 posts
 Game Master
Sun 30 Jun 2019
at 04:21
OOC-1
In reply to Iain Woodward (msg # 72):

OK, My error... thanks, says he who had a character named Eoghen ... aka Owen.
Runt
 Player, 28 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2019
at 17:48
OOC-1
@ Kory Dear

Dude, couple of things that you may have overlooked.  Runt is 7 1/2 years old so girls (as such) are unimportant to him.  In Message 74 in the Crisis thread, Runt found the knife and some coinage
quote:
6 copper and 5 silver pieces
, and the other guy found the other coinage
quote:
farthings, ha-pennies and a single copper... total of 2 Copper , a ha-penny and a farthing
.  And Leesha is only a bit older than Runt (Message #2)
quote:
then another urchin, a slightly older girl who looks close to starvation makes for it.

Kory Dear
 player, 52 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2019
at 18:37
OOC-1
Sorry I could have sword you looked like a child but was a 40 year old like a halfling.

I see where I messed up when I read desc, took height or weight as actual age.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:39, Mon 01 July 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 53 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2019
at 18:38
OOC-1
I'll correct my posts, teach me post half awake.

Sorry about that.

Hopefully the quick fixes work till after work.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:44, Mon 01 July 2019.

Runt
 Player, 30 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2019
at 20:08
OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 76):

LOL, you should see my posts before I have coffee. ;-)
Runt
 Player, 31 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2019
at 20:09
OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 75):

No problem, I figured it was something like that.

Added - If it's OK with the GM and if you want to have something funny, Kory could actually think that Runt is a haffling who is really good at disguise.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:06, Mon 01 July 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 54 posts
Tue 2 Jul 2019
at 01:53
OOC-1
LOL , glad I explained , seems really creepy other way. :)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 99 posts
 Game Master
Thu 4 Jul 2019
at 03:57
OOC-1
Waiting on a single player to finish his CS,,,, he'll go into the Catheron thread
Kory Dear
 player, 57 posts
Thu 4 Jul 2019
at 05:38
OOC-1
Yeah !!! More people .
Runt
 Player, 33 posts
Thu 4 Jul 2019
at 14:38
OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 81):

What he said. :-)
Kory Dear
 player, 60 posts
Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 01:31
OOC-1
cool background update
Finger of Fate
 GM, 120 posts
 Game Master
Sun 7 Jul 2019
at 23:42
OOC-1
OK, Padraig will be handed off to the new player...
Runt
 Player, 48 posts
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 03:47
OOC-1
Just a reminder, but I'll be off line until tomorrow afternoon at least and probably much of Saturday so don't wait for me if you all get on a roll.  Multiple estate sales each day!
Finger of Fate
 GM, 129 posts
 Game Master
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 04:05
OOC-1
No problems... let me know if you find any neat guns... ;-)
Runt
 Player, 49 posts
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 04:21
OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 86):

That one is coming up in a couple of weeks. ;-)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 131 posts
 Game Master
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 04:28
OOC-1
Sigh, but I doubt you are close to Arizona...
Runt
 Player, 50 posts
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 20:06
OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 88):

Just hop on I-40 and drive for about a day.  Right next door.  ;-)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 133 posts
 Game Master
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 20:48
OOC-1
I-40... so N.M , Texas or Oklahoma?  Since I am on the south end of the state it would be I-10 to I-25 to ...
Runt
 Player, 51 posts
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 20:56
OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 90):

West Tennessee actually.  I used to leave Memphis headed west and about 24 hours of straight driving would get me to Arizona.  Spent a lot of good times there.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 134 posts
 Game Master
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 21:30
OOC-1
OUCH!... That's quite a drive from here ... Nice country, although I'd move a bit further East to be a little higher in the hills anyway.
But don't think I am going to make it there. Pretty much fed up with most of the states East of the Mississippi and their politics.
Go a bit further east and you could die of starvation on the side of the road before anyone stopped to help.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 9 posts
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 22:00
OOC-1
I really should move to USA. that sounds awesome.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 135 posts
 Game Master
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 22:03
OOC-1
I thought we were envying you your leadership...
Padraig MacTire
 player, 11 posts
Sat 13 Jul 2019
at 08:50
OOC-1
hahaha
I can't tell whether you're being ironic.

Either way, irony or no, it's apretty sad state of affiars
Finger of Fate
 GM, 137 posts
 Game Master
Sat 13 Jul 2019
at 19:35
OOC-1
On this side it most certainly is... Your PM at least seems honorable.
Runt
 Player, 52 posts
Sat 13 Jul 2019
at 19:59
OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 92):

Well, having been all across the states extensively, I can say that in my experiences there are great folks pretty much everywhere (and lots of less than nice folks).  I've generally found the further out from urban areas you are the more folks seem to be helpful and nice.

But right at the moment, I'd rather be out west primarily due to the weather - low 90s here and humidity high enough to make you want to grow gills.  Yuck!
Finger of Fate
 GM, 138 posts
 Game Master
Sat 13 Jul 2019
at 20:09
OOC-1
I can imagine, and BARRY isn't going to make it better for some time... our dew point is up around 54 right now as we are starting our monsoon season.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 12 posts
Sat 13 Jul 2019
at 20:14
Re: OOC-1
Finger of Fate:
On this side it most certainly is... Your PM at least seems honorable.


HJahahahhahahah

Well, common views look upon her with 'disMAY.

The whole of brexit has been an utter shitshow.
Boris Johnson? hahaha that guy is an utter cunt.

I mean, I shouldn't get into it, but it's not so great here either. We have less mental folk though, I think, but only by number rather than percentage.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 13 posts
Sat 13 Jul 2019
at 20:15
Re: OOC-1
I've been looking for a new house actually too of late. I want to get somewhere Wild.

I was looking in the USA, actually, Wyoming and other mostrly rural places. Canadia, New Zealand and Finland too.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 139 posts
 Game Master
Sat 13 Jul 2019
at 20:43
Re: OOC-1
Well Finland, Wyoming and Canada all share COLD WINTERS...  something I don't care for.
You can find slightly more temperate winters in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona as well as some of New Mexico and still be quite wild.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 14 posts
Sat 13 Jul 2019
at 21:12
Re: OOC-1
Well, maybe i'm speaking from lack of 'real expereince'. But i like cold and snow and winter. I prefer colder areas to sunny beaches any day.

But maybe something with both. But, obviously, i'm not very very familiar with the US-o-A
Finger of Fate
 GM, 141 posts
 Game Master
Sun 14 Jul 2019
at 03:57
Re: OOC-1
There is always Alaska ... the people who live there really like it.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 16 posts
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 18:19
Re: OOC-1
Am i right in thinking that the fight is going on outside? is it in view? or detectable by us?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 152 posts
 Game Master
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 18:56
Re: OOC-1
No, it's blocks away from where you are...
Kory Dear
 player, 75 posts
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 19:05
Re: OOC-1
less than half hp..going to bail. Was fun, till dice turned against me.
Kory Dear
 player, 77 posts
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 19:20
Re: OOC-1
I'll put it here ....lol




15:13, Today: Kory Dear rolled 5 using 3d6.  Flee Acrobat 11.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 17 posts
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 19:29
Re: OOC-1
I mean you brought a knife to a sword fight...
Kory Dear
 player, 78 posts
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 19:30
Re: OOC-1
True true but it was fun...lol
Iain Woodward
 player, 65 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 21:47
Re: OOC-1
Let's hope Kory is fast.

Those half Move/Dodge rules for being below 1/3HP are brutal.
Kory Dear
 player, 80 posts
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 23:02
Re: OOC-1
Stop helping dm ..lol...Run Kory Run!!!
Runt
 Player, 53 posts
Tue 16 Jul 2019
at 00:45
Re: OOC-1
That fight was so in character for Kory.
Iain Woodward
 player, 67 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Tue 16 Jul 2019
at 00:51
Re: OOC-1
Guy should take a point or two in fearless!

Sword? Pfft, come'ere! I'm gonna grab ya!
Kory Dear
 player, 82 posts
Tue 16 Jul 2019
at 01:07
Re: OOC-1
lol

Just glad gm didn't pull out all the rules.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 156 posts
 Game Master
Tue 16 Jul 2019
at 03:53
Re: OOC-1
GM used most all of them... but also considered how a single soldier in an unfriendly place might act.


Kory has a 3 point slash to his right arm, a stab to his right foot that was largely stopped by his boots (which are now cut) and a very sore right side.
Kory Dear
 player, 83 posts
Tue 16 Jul 2019
at 15:09
Re: OOC-1
All worth it. :)

Only thing is how long does it take to heal?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 158 posts
 Game Master
Tue 16 Jul 2019
at 20:17
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 116):

Depends on whether you have access to an alchemist of any of her/his healing potions/salves/ointments,  and they could be pricy.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 19 posts
Tue 16 Jul 2019
at 20:22
Re: OOC-1
If only i was allowed magic!
Runt
 Player, 61 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 03:58
Re: OOC-1
Really like the new background information.  Great job.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 171 posts
 Game Master
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 18:21
Re: OOC-1
And fouled up like many customary things are... Knights seem to outrank Squires, but are not hereditary, whiles Squires are, with a simple confirmation for a governing noble.  The Governing Noble may choose a son other than the first born should the first born be deemed unqualified.

There are very few Knights around, as it is an award for a feat of arms, and up until recently things were very peaceful.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 21 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 18:28
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Runt (msg # 119):

Ah thanks, i'll be updating it more. I just rushed it out before heading out yesterday. It's always nice to have some information about the character that can be worked with.


quote:
And fouled up like many customary things are... Knights seem to outrank Squires, but are not hereditary, whiles Squires are, with a simple confirmation for a governing noble.  The Governing Noble may choose a son other than the first born should the first born be deemed unqualified.

There are very few Knights around, as it is an award for a feat of arms, and up until recently things were very peaceful.


Which bit?

I think there's a lot of things that are kind of cool to find out and learn about the setting, and the nuances of the social structure. I was surprised that there were guns/firearms!! but it's great.
Iain Woodward
 player, 74 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 20:01
Re: OOC-1
Firearms!

And here we are out in the boondocks with sticks and string.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 176 posts
 Game Master
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 20:13
Re: OOC-1
Wheel Locks at about $2-4000 each ... and then there are supplies you'll need. Sticks and String will reign for a while longer.
Iain Woodward
 player, 75 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 20:44
Re: OOC-1
Yeah, a bit much for Iain's blood. Loud, finicky, and those reload times...

Bet it hits like a charging war horse though!
Runt
 Player, 63 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 21:40
Re: OOC-1
Now y'all have got me thinking of Runt picking up one and using it - once. ;-)
Padraig MacTire
 player, 24 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 22:04
Re: OOC-1
on Brognar, eh?:)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 178 posts
 Game Master
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 22:39
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Iain Woodward (msg # 124):

Not so much ... 1D6 +1 or 2  with Pi++  so whatever makes it through any DR is +50% ... ferinstance fired at plate mail DR 6, it has only a small chance of injuring the wearer, but against a man wearing Leathers (DR 2) , you'd need  a 3 to hurt him and a roll of 5  with a +1 would cause 4 + 50% so six piercing damage ... that would be an unhappy camper.

Got everyone confused?
Padraig MacTire
 player, 25 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 22:50
Re: OOC-1
It makes sense.

I guess that's the purpose of amour, Either way, even a 2hp bullet wound is probably going to make anyone lose the will to continue in a fight, especially if it 'hits' the vitals. Also any shot to the face will probably put them out, and I think most people would be more concerned with running away after having been hit in the arm!

Anyway, if you have people shooting at you, you're doing it wrong!

:)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 181 posts
 Game Master
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 22:58
Re: OOC-1
Most would die of infection, not the bullet, and not quickly at all.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 27 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 23:00
Re: OOC-1
Aye!

Lucky you got me around Kory.


But i'm not being a damn medic!

:)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 183 posts
 Game Master
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 23:05
Re: OOC-1
Aye, but the 4 I rolled to resist infection in the foot does wonders.  His arm is a more serious matter, as he has a 3 HP cut in it... I'll assume you douse it too... and so far it seems clean, but will need to be kept so until healed.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 28 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 23:07
Re: OOC-1
Aye, I passed the first-aid roll pretty well, and his skill is pretty high so I imagine he knows what to do fully when it comes to first aid - with the success he should have managed alright, i think.

It was a pretty bad arm wound though, almost a major would I think (1hp off?)
Iain Woodward
 player, 78 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 23:07
Re: OOC-1
Going to need to look up those rules for using filth as a poison...

Where did I see those? Low Tech?

One of the Viet-Nam sections on Pungi Sticks?
Padraig MacTire
 player, 29 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 23:09
Re: OOC-1
I guess it would just add difficulty to the first aid roll and modify the HT roll to resist infection.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 185 posts
 Game Master
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 23:14
Re: OOC-1
Yup, pretty much
Runt
 Player, 65 posts
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 00:14
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Padraig MacTire (msg # 126):

Not particularly, just imagining him firing it, disappearing in a cloud of smoke, and then be on his back from the recoil. ;-)
Runt
 Player, 66 posts
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 00:17
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 127):

Related to this, I remember seeing something on PBS where they fired one (at point blank range) at the breast plate from a suit of Conquistador armor and all it did was put a couple of dents in it.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 186 posts
 Game Master
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 02:34
Re: OOC-1
Actually late middle ages armor... and a double thickness.  I watched it too, and that was a longer barreled matchlock musket.  Quite interesting seeing how they made it.  This game is in the period of the armor, but the matchlock muskets do not exist.
Runt
 Player, 67 posts
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 03:09
Re: OOC-1
Better memory than mine.  Just thought it was interesting.
Kory Dear
 player, 91 posts
Sat 20 Jul 2019
at 18:25
Re: OOC-1
Finger of Fate:
And kill people efficiently, we need a way to beat them, not necessarily at fighting.

 All Kory's whores Grin
Padraig MacTire
 player, 35 posts
Sat 20 Jul 2019
at 18:32
Re: OOC-1
Well, I mean.... who needs soldiers with training, and strength and expensive equipment and all that jazz. to fight on equal terms?


Poison, blades, and chicas are all that are needed.
Kory Dear
 player, 92 posts
Sat 20 Jul 2019
at 18:39
Re: OOC-1
Jobs and hands are needed!
That will keep thems happy so they don't wanna fight.
The girls will beat the war right out of them.

Coup this
My C coups.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:45, Sat 20 July 2019.

Finger of Fate
 GM, 197 posts
 Game Master
Sun 21 Jul 2019
at 03:06
Re: OOC-1
FWIW, Group a in Maps is my opinion of what Malcom looks like.
Kory Dear
 player, 93 posts
Sun 21 Jul 2019
at 03:14
Re: OOC-1
I'll check him out.
He'd make a great man whore.
Check out Melinda just finished her.
Tell me if its all good, or what needs to be changed.

PRAISE ME DADDY !!!

This message was last edited by the player at 03:16, Sun 21 July 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 94 posts
Sun 21 Jul 2019
at 04:17
Re: OOC-1
What level is expert skill?
Iain Woodward
 player, 89 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Sun 21 Jul 2019
at 04:19
Re: OOC-1
I think for most skills, 12 would be a competent, employable skill, while somewhere around 20 would be an undisputed nationally recognized master.

So to be considered an "expert", I would say what, 15 maybe?
Kory Dear
 player, 95 posts
Sun 21 Jul 2019
at 04:35
Re: OOC-1
15 thanks.

Thats alot of points

Hmm I wonder with disadvantages and quirks doable.


:)

This message was last edited by the player at 04:38, Sun 21 July 2019.

Finger of Fate
 GM, 199 posts
 Game Master
Sun 21 Jul 2019
at 18:10
Re: OOC-1
Actually we need to define the terms carefully, for a craft skill ... 12 makes you a master level, 13 a master among masters... at 14 you are widely recognized in your county, barony, state etc. 15 makes you known by everyone involved in that skill/craft nationwide and 16 starts to make you known by folks who aren't in your field nationwide.  BUT there are a great many modifiers.  Public actors are likely better known while folks doing underhanded or boring work are less well known; the TL affects communications so everyone is not as widely known in lower TLs ... there is more, as always in GURPS, everything is vague.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 38 posts
Sun 21 Jul 2019
at 18:29
Re: OOC-1
what?

Skill level 12 in a craft makes you a master?

We have very very different understanding of what master level is - I'd have guuessed that people wouldn't start calling you a master at anything until you're skill level 15+


I thought that 12 is basically 'professional standard' level.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 201 posts
 Game Master
Sun 21 Jul 2019
at 19:01
Re: OOC-1
A master is Professional Standard ... Master here is as in Apprentice, Journeyman, Master...
Padraig MacTire
 player, 40 posts
Sun 21 Jul 2019
at 19:07
Re: OOC-1
Oh but like.

"A master"
not

"masterwork" or "masterful".

Like a title rather than a 'level' of skill?

Like, no soldier is going to be called a master swordsman at skill 12, right? So i presume that the 'master' is just the honorofic title of someone achieving the level to be professional and running his own shop.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 204 posts
 Game Master
Sun 21 Jul 2019
at 19:14
Re: OOC-1
Precisely ...  it's a passable level of skill, not an expert's expert. And yes, it is a Guild bestowed Title.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 230 posts
 Game Master
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 03:37
Re: OOC-1
OK, another thunder Storm rolling through, I'll have to get off for the evening... we need the rain, so it isn't all bad.
Kory Dear
 player, 96 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 03:43
Re: OOC-1
Awww , but I understand. No computer no game.
Same here, but the rain only made days muggier.
Night dude.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:44, Tue 23 July 2019.

Iain Woodward
 player, 111 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 03:51
Re: OOC-1
Goodnight!

I like the variety of stories being told here.

Whores, orphans and booze over here,

Sailing ships and exotic travellers over there,

And poor Iain trying to run down an escaped butler.

If he ever gets a butler, I hope it's one that can escape from under armed guard, navigate a three story drop, and then outrun a posse in the dark. That's some quality help!
Kory Dear
 player, 97 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 03:58
Re: OOC-1
Yeah I am halfway through your thread, Where you have mansion pic. I can see gm wants to make it epic. With the maps and the stuff he is putting out.


Alfred

Does that make you medieval Batman :D



Iain Woodward:
If he ever gets a butler, I hope it's one that can escape from under armed guard, navigate a three story drop, and then outrun a posse in the dark. That's some quality help!


Battle Bulters.



And I wanted Battle Maids



Will be interesting to explore this world.


LOL

I see you like to slap the around too ... lol

This message was last edited by the player at 04:45, Tue 23 July 2019.

Padraig MacTire
 player, 45 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 09:28
Re: OOC-1
Ha,

fantastic. it's  a good bunch here.

I'm slightly jealous of the sailing ship... I always wanted to be a pirate.
Runt
 Player, 69 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 14:29
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 153):

We had another one earlier but it was accompanied by a cold front nicely dropping the temp.  Didn't really need the rain after the six or so inches we got from the hurricane remnants but I'll take the cooler temps (humidity is still too high though).
Padraig MacTire
 player, 47 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 14:40
Re: OOC-1
It's 30(C) here today and i'm melting.

Just got back from MMA training and sweat is pouring from me... not used to this kinda stuff in the UK.

I want some damn cold front!
Runt
 Player, 70 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 15:00
Re: OOC-1
From last Wednesday through yesterday the daytime temps were sitting at 32(C)+ with humidity that made you want to grow gills.  Today it's a relatively pleasant 27(C).  But I sympathize with you if you're not used to it.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 50 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 16:02
Re: OOC-1
OKay, stupid question of the day, who 'precisely' is leesha?


Ha, yea, it's pretty humid here too.


Actually, I do love it - but i'm indoors atm surrounded by computers and working and all that jazz.
Kory Dear
 player, 98 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 16:47
Re: OOC-1
Same here past 3 days was high 80s to 90 F (bc america) lol
Finger of Fate
 GM, 231 posts
 Game Master
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 17:37
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Padraig MacTire (msg # 161):

Leesha is a young street kid, a little older than Runt whom he saved from a beating or worse. She has started to pal around with him and they make a little team.


As for the Butler avoiding posted guards, they were outside the room as I read it, untying the rope was a feat, but he rolled a 5 ... using the rope to go out the window was just simple logic. He isn't supernatural and but for a very lucky roll might still be there in ropes.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 51 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 18:18
Re: OOC-1
Okay

fair enough! thanks :)
Iain Woodward
 player, 113 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 19:03
Re: OOC-1
Just want to clarify, by asking for more detail, I certainly mean no disrespect.

I do appreciate all the time you have put into this game, your historical view point is awesome, and you attention to detail in things like rules for infection, etc runs right in line with my own thinking.

But things like attempting a night time raid, I do expect a bit of detail to make appropriate decisions. The general layout, darkness penalties, etc. Iain is built like a hunter, he relies heavily on stealth, so going from a rough outline of a plan, to getting spotted, Is a very abrupt shift from my point of view.

Did nobody in this group see such a guard? Did they stop under cover to assess for sentries? How far away might such a man be? All of this is very important for this kind of attempt, and I'm trying to double check that nothing has been missed.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 233 posts
 Game Master
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 19:47
Re: OOC-1
Sorry, GM in a hurry... The Guard is not obvious in the shadows and was quiet until he challenged you ... It's why being point man in Vietnam sucked so ... a person being still in a hide has a huge advantage. But the truth is I was just in a hurry.
Kory Dear
 player, 101 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 19:51
Re: OOC-1
Finger of Fate:
Sorry, GM in a hurry... The Guard is not obvious in the shadows and was quiet until he challenged you ... It's why being point man in Vietnam sucked so ... a person being still in a hide has a huge advantage.


Finger of Fate:
But the truth is I was just in a hurry.



That tickles me too.
lol
Kory Dear
 player, 102 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 19:56
Re: OOC-1
But you are appreciated GM.
I think everyone agrees.
and if not METEOR!!! (100d damage)

This message was last edited by the player at 19:57, Tue 23 July 2019.

Runt
 Player, 75 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 21:54
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 163):

Just to throw this out there, but maybe Leesha needs her own NPC listing now.  How about fmc616 or fmc738?
Kory Dear
 player, 105 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 21:57
Re: OOC-1
LOL evil Runt!!

Hope you choke!!
Leesha
 NPC, 1 post
 Quick in mind & body
 Skinny, Dirty
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 22:05
Re: OOC-1
How about this?
Runt
 Player, 77 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 22:07
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Leesha (msg # 171):

Excellent choice!
Finger of Fate
 GM, 250 posts
Thu 25 Jul 2019
at 03:49
Re: OOC-1
Map Group C is my idea of what Millicent Audax looks like.   Figure about 29 or 30.
Kory Dear
 player, 107 posts
Thu 25 Jul 2019
at 03:52
Re: OOC-1
She's cute.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 62 posts
Thu 25 Jul 2019
at 09:27
Re: OOC-1
haha, nice.. one of the other threads.


:)
Iain Woodward
 player, 129 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 25 Jul 2019
at 23:34
Re: OOC-1
If the Capitol thread does not include a bunch of HT checks for absurd drunkenness in the near future, I'm going to be terribly disappointed.
Kory Dear
 player, 108 posts
Fri 26 Jul 2019
at 00:59
Re: OOC-1
I like you Iain, you man me smile.
Runt
 Player, 86 posts
Fri 26 Jul 2019
at 03:27
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Iain Woodward (msg # 176):

Hmmmm, there just might be some purses that are a bit lighter if folks fail, LOL.

;-)

Just joking, he wouldn't steal from folks he knows.
Kory Dear
 player, 109 posts
Fri 26 Jul 2019
at 03:40
Re: OOC-1
That would have sucked if it was Kory.

LOL
Finger of Fate
 GM, 279 posts
Tue 30 Jul 2019
at 18:07
Re: OOC-1
Kory and I have been discussing the Disadvantage of Resents and Resists authority. I am not aware of such a DisAd in the rules.

I know such people and so feel it's a valid DisAd, but what is it worth?  for "controls his instincts often on a 12 or less" perhaps a -5?
Say -10 for a control on a 9 or less; -15 for a control on a 6 or less?

Thoughts? Ideas? Discussion?
Iain Woodward
 player, 141 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Tue 30 Jul 2019
at 18:17
Re: OOC-1
What would be the condition for being activated?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 280 posts
Tue 30 Jul 2019
at 20:04
Re: OOC-1
Probably someone in authority telling him to do something.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 73 posts
Tue 30 Jul 2019
at 20:11
Re: OOC-1
I think as default, it'd work as a -5 trait.

Something aking to greed/selfishness in the level it manifests.

I think if it was up to -10 it'd be outright hostility to being told what to do.

and at -15 it's aggression and threatening behaviour when reacting to people telling them what to do.


I think however you could go the way of having it activated in differnt ways, like tolerance for it.
and the ways you suggested seem to work.


In reality it's a negative reaction that's results of some compulsion inside, it could be modelled off obsessive behaviour, but it's certainly a minor one.


"Go do this"
[-5] "Yea, sure</sarcasm" then doesn't do it
[-10] "Go fuck yourself, dont tell me what to do"
[-15] "You keep telling me what to do and i'm going to put this bottle through your fucking face you fat useless son of a fucking whore".


I also think I have this trait IRL.
Kory Dear
 player, 110 posts
Tue 30 Jul 2019
at 20:15
Re: OOC-1
Padraig MacTire:
I also think I have this trait IRL.


lol

https://www.mayoclinic.org/dis...-causes/syc-20375831

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

Has a frequent and persistent pattern of anger, irritability, arguing, defiance or vindictiveness toward you and other authority figures, he or she may have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).


Sometimes it's difficult to recognize the difference between a strong-willed or emotional child and one with oppositional defiant disorder.

Angry and irritable mood:

    Often and easily loses temper
    Is frequently touchy and easily annoyed by others
    Is often angry and resentful

Argumentative and defiant behavior:

    Often argues with adults or people in authority
    Often actively defies or refuses to comply with adults' requests or rules
    Often deliberately annoys or upsets people
    Often blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior

Vindictiveness:

    Is often spiteful or vindictive
    Has shown spiteful or vindictive behavior at least twice in the past six months

ODD can vary in severity:

    Mild. Symptoms occur only in one setting, such as only at home, school, work or with peers.

    Moderate. Some symptoms occur in at least two settings.

    Severe. Some symptoms occur in three or more settings.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:24, Tue 30 July 2019.

Iain Woodward
 player, 143 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Tue 30 Jul 2019
at 20:56
Re: OOC-1
I like what I am seeing, although it seems like a very risky thing to take in a feudal setting.

Somebody with such a thing in a modern setting, maybe some contempt of court, disorderly conduct.

Somebody in the right part of feudal Europe?

"Fuck you! I won't do what you tell me!"

Drawn, quartered, and the remains fed to the dogs.

Big difference there.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 75 posts
Tue 30 Jul 2019
at 21:08
Re: OOC-1
Yea, but only when talking to people that have authority to have you hung drawn and quartered.

In many cases it would manifest amongst people that might just be affronted.
Kory Dear
 player, 111 posts
Tue 30 Jul 2019
at 21:17
Re: OOC-1
Yeah when read medical diagnosis, wondered same thing.

Could be suicidal.

Maybe there is some non suicidal version.

Yet in feudal society, should be times 2 value.

Because of repercussions.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 286 posts
Tue 30 Jul 2019
at 23:11
Re: OOC-1
Good Point
Runt
 Player, 94 posts
Wed 31 Jul 2019
at 03:57
Re: OOC-1
I'll agree with what Padraig said in #183.  Also with what Iian said in #185, and possibly some of what Kory said in #187 (but maybe not 2x value).  But it is going to be very dangerous to use and I'm leaning towards a quirk level version if any, but probably it might be best to just use it as flavor and characterization (as in no points) for the time being.  But our GM might want to consider giving Kory some bonus CPs for good role-playing if he uses it well.

You also might bounce the idea off the folks in the Gurps Community Lounge on this site or even asking about it over on the Steve Jackson Games site.

In other news, I've had a computer crash and will probably not have access back until Friday.  Just go on without me, I'll catch up.
Kory Dear
 player, 112 posts
Wed 31 Jul 2019
at 04:00
Re: OOC-1
That's messed up dude, would be lost without pc. Look forward to your return.
Runt
 Player, 95 posts
Thu 1 Aug 2019
at 00:04
Re: OOC-1
Managed to get over to the library and am on one of their computers (gods, such worn out machines - bleh!).  So I can post a little bit now and hopefully will get mine back early next week - looks like the hard drive decided to die. :-(
Finger of Fate
 GM, 296 posts
Thu 1 Aug 2019
at 03:25
Re: OOC-1
It happens, but this game won't be anything you'll lose.  Sorry to hear about the PITA it causes though..
Finger of Fate
 GM, 302 posts
Thu 1 Aug 2019
at 16:30
Re: OOC-1
For those that like double entendre using two languages, remember the song Oh Calcutta! from the HAIR album many decades ago?
Never quite understood the name?  We had a French exchange student who turned bright red when some one mentioned the title ... we had to get her calmed down as in French "O quelle cul tu as" is "My what an ass you have!"  ;-)
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 56 posts
 "Shark killer"
Thu 1 Aug 2019
at 20:15
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 193):

LOL, that is a classic! Better than the Beef language in sauce I saw on a menu! (Tongue and language in Russian are the same word...)
Padraig MacTire
 player, 84 posts
Thu 1 Aug 2019
at 20:53
Re: OOC-1

I had problems with that word whole in Russia haha
Runt
 Player, 98 posts
Fri 2 Aug 2019
at 19:19
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 192):

Luckily most everything was backed up on an external hard drive so no file loss.  Still haven't heard from the repair shop, but I'm hoping that it's something minor.  I really don't want to have to go and redo all my settings. (rolling eyes)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 309 posts
Fri 2 Aug 2019
at 19:24
Re: OOC-1
Best of luck... I lost a power supply some years back and things that were supposedly backed up were totally unrecoverable.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 59 posts
 "Shark killer"
Fri 2 Aug 2019
at 20:49
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 197):

Yeah, external HDD are the way to back things up. Anything else is even more risky...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 316 posts
Sun 4 Aug 2019
at 02:03
Re: OOC-1
Having Thunder Storms... serious Storms, rain rates of 6" (152 mm) per hour and over 1.05 Inches of rain... (2.7 cm roughly)
Will post as I can.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 66 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sun 4 Aug 2019
at 11:25
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 199):

Hope the weather has settled down!

Just curious, balanced projectiles are x5 cost. So Balanced Lead pellets for a sling cost $0.5 each, so how much are balanced sling stones (Which are normally free!!!)?

Also, what is the effect of Fine for Sling Bullets? +1 damage? That would make Fine, balanced sling bullets +1 to skill, +1 damage, $0.7 each. Fine Balanced Silver bullets would be $2.60 each, and likewise be +1 to skill and +1 to damage. Fine Balanced Stone bullets would still be free and +1 to sill and damage <Cheeky grin>?
Padraig MacTire
 player, 91 posts
Sun 4 Aug 2019
at 13:50
Re: OOC-1
I think fine arrows/ammo would probably give +1/+1 to damage and skill? That might be generous though, at least they'd get some benefit to one or the other.

Not sure though tbh.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 67 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sun 4 Aug 2019
at 20:10
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Padraig MacTire (msg # 201):

Fine is +1 to damage only, balanced is +1 to skill.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 321 posts
Sun 4 Aug 2019
at 22:03
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 200):

OK, let apply some logic here.
A fine sling is improbable, but possible given how a sling is made.  They give a +1. Silver bullets give a +1 to creatures affected by silver.
Sling bullets that are carefully cast w/o air holes and which are symmetrical are believable.
Now you could make heavy sling bullets, which don't fly as far but thump harder on arrival ... I think Gurps has something to this effect in it.
Sling stones are made by nature and already gathered and sorted for size and weight ... in theory, earth magic could make fine stones, but since we don't have any of that... not possible.

Fine Balanced projectiles should be the same thing... it simply means that the shaft is straight, the tips and Feathers are of the same size and weight (or very close) and care has been taken in making the whole projectile.  It is more accurate but not more powerful. Yes, flying straight could prevent some loss of velocity , thus arriving with more power, but I am not going to cut hairs that finely.  They get a +1 to hit.
Iain Woodward
 player, 154 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Sun 4 Aug 2019
at 22:14
Re: OOC-1
Lead, is might be what you are looking for. I think it's in Low Tech

Cast lead would be both heavier, and more aerodynamic, but of course then you have to carry around a sack full of lead golf balls with you. Fun.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 323 posts
Sun 4 Aug 2019
at 22:26
Re: OOC-1
Well probably slightly smaller than a Golf ball.  That would be the heavy pellet. A normal pellet would be in the 20-25 mm (about ¾ to an inch in diameter) and weigh about an ounce (just over 28 grams). The Heavy pellet would be about twice the diameter and roughly 4 times the weight. Range would be about 2/3s of the light pellets and damage gets a +1 at extended range and +2 at short range.

That'sa SWAG... didn't even try and look it up.
Iain Woodward
 player, 158 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 02:38
Re: OOC-1
900 posts. Good work guys.
Kory Dear
 player, 114 posts
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 06:15
Re: OOC-1
hoorah
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 69 posts
 "Shark killer"
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 08:33
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 207):

Read through relevant sections in a bit more detail. Can be taken of left as desired.

GURPs Low tech actually has a Heavy Sling, which flings 1 lb projectiles, as opposed to projectiles weighing 1/20 lbs used in a standard sling. They are slower and have less range, but do +2 damage. I would say a balanced sling has a better release mechanism, allowing more accurate release. Reading carefully the fine print, LT only grants a missile weapon an additional 20% range, since it's projectile does cr or pi damage.

However, those are just modifications to the weapon itself that increase the cost from a mere silver piece to much more than that for a fine and balanced weapon.

The ammunition can, according to Basic, also be modified to be better quality(B277).  A perfectly round ball will fly truer than one with knobs on it, justifying the balanced attribute increasing the users skill. Lead pellets double range and increase damage by +1 (B276) over stone projectiles. Unshaped stone projectiles give -1 to hit (LT78). Shaped Sling stones are actually given as costing $0.06/stone, or $0.10 for a heavy sling (LT78).

Low Tech also has a lovely large table of Weapons of Quality, P59. It gives the +4 CF for Balanced missile weapons or projectiles, and +2 CF for fine projectiles, increasing damage by 1 for cutting or impaling weapons only, so no actual benefit for a sling stone! For missile weapons, Fine gives +20% range for +3 CF, giving limited benefit to the short-ranged sling, changing range to x7.2/12 for a normal sling and x3.6/7.2 for a heavy sling. Better using lead bullets...

Silver has a +19 CF, and only has extra effects of creatures with vulnerability to silver. Otherwise, they are no better than a regular sling stone.

So in short, only using lead bullets gives a +1 to damage, though finer quality slings will give better accuracy, significantly so if using a fine sling costing $200 with balanced lead projectiles that cost $0.5 instead of $0.1. This will give a range of x14.4/24 and an Acc of +1 if the sling cost goes up to $280. All with the rules of Low Tech, of course. But the principle of you get what you pay for stands. How much of this is being used?
Padraig MacTire
 player, 93 posts
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 16:06
Re: OOC-1
Kory, where did you go???

Dont you be taking those women away from me!
Kory Dear
 player, 116 posts
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 16:47
Re: OOC-1
LOL, I am at the palace, just guessing a couple days in the future.

They are always available, that's what makes em whores :)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 330 posts
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 23:03
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 210):

No, it's just the next morning... Padraig is still organizing defences.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 331 posts
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 23:06
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 208):

My post in msg 203 says close to the same thing... maybe more generous in places.  We can use the low Tech cites if that's what you want.
They use a 1/20 of a pound and I was using 1/16 ...  I was using a1/4 Pound forthe heavy Projo and they use a full pound... that's fine. All damage is Cr.
Kory Dear
 player, 117 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 00:37
Re: OOC-1
Ahh ok. Works for me.
Kory Dear
 player, 119 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 02:00
Re: OOC-1
Wow dude and I thought gm was being rough with my intro to his world.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:03, Tue 06 Aug 2019.

Iain Woodward
 player, 161 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 02:07
Re: OOC-1
Yeah.

This whole thing seems to be "on rails" anyway. They were doomed the moment they went on the sheet.
Kory Dear
 player, 120 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 02:09
Re: OOC-1
Ahh ok so you planned this, good. I would have been like did I piss gm off...lol
Got rails reference :)

I am guessing some how all of us will meet.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:14, Tue 06 Aug 2019.

Iain Woodward
 player, 162 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 02:14
Re: OOC-1
No, not planned. But most of what we are doing seems to be just "story time" at the moment.

Mostly narrative, mostly beyond our control.
Kory Dear
 player, 121 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 02:15
Re: OOC-1
Ahh ok, thought it was part of who your character was, like a tragic event you two hashed out. Did you spend points on them?

If they are important to your characters identity, send gm private message. Did read death at this moment, but I'll reread.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:19, Tue 06 Aug 2019.

Iain Woodward
 player, 163 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 02:19
Re: OOC-1
They were minor dependents, yeah.
Kory Dear
 player, 122 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 02:21
Re: OOC-1
They are certainly maimed but not yet pronounced dead. GM will work with you, trust me I know. I sent over 100 messages to him. But I wouldn't debate it too long.

And whats happened is enough motivation to seek revenge even without dependents deaths.

Beg borrow steal or kill, get them medical help.

First aid will stop blood loss.

Silent -- could mean unconscious, your character don't know if their dead, he ain't a doctor.

People have survived worst.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:28, Tue 06 Aug 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 123 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 02:31
Re: OOC-1
Not one time did gm say dead.



Googled worst third world injuries people have survived.
https://www.google.com/search?...c98KHfnVDmYQ_AUIEigC

Go to images if you dare.

Won't post them here because I like playing on rpol.net

This message was last edited by the player at 02:47, Tue 06 Aug 2019.

Finger of Fate
 GM, 335 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 02:45
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Iain Woodward (msg # 215):

No... not so... just the way things grew.
Iain Woodward
 player, 164 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 02:51
Re: OOC-1
Hah, man,

You are a prolific writer, short on detail I think, but your posting rate is admiral.

And you obviously have a decent working knowledge of the period you are going for.

But I don't believe that for a second.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 337 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 03:16
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Iain Woodward (msg # 223):

I'm sorry...  but indeed your actions and those of an NPC or two make this a very likely outcome, given the bitter ugly people (not you) involved.

There was no pre-written story, just a background that each of you have interacted with. Each of you has a very different character, in a different place, going through different events.  I can't tell you how the story will unfold, although I do have an ultimate ending in mind for sometime in the future.
Kory Dear
 player, 124 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 03:18
Re: OOC-1
Having nothing to gain from this, I'll say:
You both have valid points and we learn and grow as we play. It's great game lets keep it up.
Iain Woodward
 player, 165 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 03:40
Re: OOC-1
Fair enough.

I think I'm going to bow out then.

Nothing personal of course, I think we are just looking at different styles of play.

I wish you all the best of luck with the game.

If you could please remove me, maybe I'll see a few of you down the road.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 339 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 03:50
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Iain Woodward (msg # 226):

Please don't ... It is a very difficult spot ... I am working to portray a debased nobility who despise everyone not their equal...
In seizing and tying up the Butler with his seal of the Baron, you affronted the Baron ... in his mind you may as well have seized and tied him up.  He is retaliating as an ugly vicious lord would (and did in history)...  let me  bring it full circle. It will take a bit of time, but such actions are not forgotten.
Iain Woodward
 player, 166 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 04:09
Re: OOC-1
I should preface this with saying that I really take no issue with you personally, I was serious when I said that you have several great qualities as a GM.

By the same token I have never been one to shy away from the kind of harsh realities you are trying to portray. I knew as much when I saw your premise, and I chose to include dependents. The entire reason they exist is to be put at risk, so it's not the brutality of the scene.

It's the linear approach and lack of options that I am taking issue with.

In my humble opinion of course, when you put a problem forth to a player, you have to give them a fair amount of information up front, and you have to give them options.

It was an issue in the scene where one of Iain's men turned traitor, it was an issue during the scene with the friendly sentries, and it's an issue now.

The scene with the barons man was obvious bait. I would hazard to say the dependents risk roll was never made, nor was his reaction roll, nor was any kind of reaction to Iain's attempted diplomacy. He was either going to be attacked, or he was going to report failure to his superior. It was a forgone conclusion from the beginning, hence his miraculous escape and cross country trek. As I said...they were doomed the moment they got put on the sheet.

You had an idea how you wanted it to go as a GM, and you went there in a narrative fashion, which is fine...to a point.

In a game with five players, running for the better part of two months, we have not even cleared a single refresh in the dice roller. With multiple combats.

It's story time, and we are along for the ride.

Again, nothing wrong with this for certain types of players, but if I'm going to invest my time, I expect at the minimum enough detail to make informed choices, and a fighting chance with a certain amount of transparency.

In conclusion, this rapid fire, minimal description/mechanics approach is fine for many, but personally I think I am looking for something a little different.

So in the spirit of being fellow gamers just looking to have some fun, I do wish you luck, but having seen a fair bit of your format now, I still believe that this is probably not one for me.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 341 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 04:55
Re: OOC-1
Iain,
I haven't even finished reading your comments, but Kory and you are correct, I got an idea and pushed it, rather than play it through... I was very wrong to do that.

If you will reconsider, I will remove the posts and we'll back it up and play it out, not railroad it out.
Iain Woodward
 player, 167 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 13:43
Re: OOC-1
I appreciate your candor, and I'll take you up on that offer.

I really don't mean to be a difficult player, and I appreciate Kory suggesting that we can all learn from each other. I have my own things to work on, I'll be the first to admit.

If I might make a suggestion, we could start playing "open hand" for most GM rolls. This might bring us closer to that table top like atmosphere, and I think it would help foster discussion as a group.

You are still the GM of course, a game can't run without a strong driving force and an arbiter to make the final calls, but we might be able to remind each other back and forth, or make suggestions going forward. At the very least it will help us get an idea of where you are coming from.

I really do appreciate you taking the time to run this for us. But I do think it will be more interesting in the long run if we start to put a little more onus on the players to make the tough decisions.

For example, instead of "The Baron is angered via X, and an attack occurs, setting the scene for the next chapter"

It could be something along the lines of "The Baron is angered because the player botched the scene, and an attack occurs, forcing him to choose between duty and family." There is still some high drama there, and potentially a sense of loss, but the latter case involves more role play and individual character skills instead of a player more or less reacting to a script.

I would be interested to hear the other players opinions as well of course, and thanks again for working with us.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 94 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 15:05
Re: OOC-1
So,

I have experienced the railroading thing and been slightly irritated by it. I think i first noticed it back when i played in the GM's other game as 'Kallikrates' and was having a sparring session with the captain of the guard, or something.

But ultimately, I've stuck to the game because the GM is good, and he does constantly create and drive new stories. I find sometimes that the change of pace of posting, short, quick posts versus long descriptive posts are both needed, and reflecting the 'heartbeat' of the game and in a lot of cases this works out well. Occasionally, people might be working to a different beat though and maybe that's where sometimes the disparity happens.

But really, I think part of it is on the player to explain precisely what matters to them. A GM can only formulate a plot or story to a certain granularity, or provide a limited amount of processing to things going on, and may have emphasis on different parts of that story.

That, I think is why this kind of thing happens.

In my experience, a lot of the solution just comes from some meta-gaming OOC communication. Very often i might write too quickly or poorly to fully convey parts of my intention or plan or even what I'm intending to do - so i'll add "to GM" notes to such posts to explain my thinking and give ideas about what the character is ofcusing on, what then plan is and my guesses as to how he expects his actions to effect change in the world.

I do also agree that tough decisions that aren't per-ordained or 'easy' are very nice to have in a game and really add layers and texture to the world. Not everything is black and white, good or evil, etc.

This kind of thing really is just about providing good two-way communication between GM<->Players and managing the expectations of each.
Kory Dear
 player, 126 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 15:37
Re: OOC-1
Well said. GM is good, and has good attitude. Emotions where high last night hopefully they work it out, since time has past.

Yep communication was key and communication before meltdown in pm.

Problem is player gave message and left without giving gm chance to correct style.

Gm stated he is willing to adjust his style.

If player stuck around or chooses to come back.

and they communicate, everyone wins.

As I said I feel for player.
But also know we got great gm willing to work with players to keep game fun.

That quality alone makes him Great Gm.

Story can be learned.
Game mechanics can be learned
GMing can be learning (Balancing story and game)

Nothing is unfixable.

Sure it might be a little less satisfying to roll back an event, but doing so would fix  issue. GM was will to roll for stuff and fix issues.

Not give player a win, but offer player a fair chance to save his family.

That's a good gm who realized his mistake and took action to correct it.
Now its in players hands.

Both are human both got frustrated.
Communication did happen (Above player message)
Change and Correction was offered (Above GM message)
AND they will still need to work together and chat to find right balance between (Story and game)



Solution
Padraig MacTire:
This kind of thing really is just about providing good two-way communication between GM<->Players and managing the expectations of each.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:29, Tue 06 Aug 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 127 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 16:38
Re: OOC-1
Now I know GM can't cater to just me, but it gives him ideal who I am.
And as I said gming has been extremely proactive in working with me.


One of the forms I submitted to gm during my long silence in posting
When we was talking.

Site has many more questions to flesh out your character
https://www.plus1gaming.com/20...-character-creation/


This is just the bottom section of website (edited)


Player

These five questions direct your play experience itself rather than your character. What do you want out of your game? If a group answers these together, they can expect dramatically rewarding game sessions, and the GM will know clearly what’s expected to give everyone a good time.

What kind of story does your character belong in?
Street level -- gang warfare type game

Who are the characters your character interacts with?

These things are important to understand so your GM can create adventures that will engage your character, and so you will have a better chance at getting along with your fellow players’ characters.


What role does your character fill?
Probably Stealth Killer type

Roleplaying is all about the ensemble cast. Make sure you fill a unique role in the party, and you aren’t stepping on anyone else’s toes. Consider your role in the interpersonal relations of the party, your role in combat, what skills your character is best at, and what thematic note your character hits.

What is your play style?

Do you like heavy character immersion, or attention to detail in the rules, or perhaps you’re especially goal-oriented? Here I gave him a mess

Goal oriented -- with detail for clues and hints to next goal
Wanted rules -- but not overburdened by them (nor so rule lax it was freeform)
Wanted detail -- but not overwhelmed by it (told him I gloss over too much detail)


Maybe you’re a bit competitive.
Not into pvp -- but if done right might be fun


Do you speak in your character’s voice? You may not even be aware of your own play style. Keep this in mind as you play so you can better communicate with your fellow players about the direction of the party as a whole, and the course of the adventure. This also helps your GM understand your personal needs at the gaming table.

How do you want your character to die?
In Revenge attempt or attempting to rescue girls. Preferably one against many with many dead by my hand.

Your character won’t live forever, although you might not play him or her to the end. If you had your choice of deaths for your character, what would it be?

There was another question on there. (in a different section.)

If your character had everything they wanted what would make them adventure?
To rescue Girls
To save someone Loyal to me
To add new girl to mix.
For Vengeance
To handle problem for one of girls
(and we designed them girls with Problems personalities--turn ons--histories--they even have birthdays --plenty of threads for gm to use in a pinch---lol)


Finally, it can help your GM in resolving conflicts in-game if he or she has an idea of your comfort zone with threats to your character’s life.

It would suck if one of my girls died.




Site has many more questions to flesh out your character
https://www.plus1gaming.com/20...-character-creation/


Oh we went back and forth on other points, but I am very happy with end results.
And no I didn't answer every question. But I answered the ones I could and submitted it to gm.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:48, Tue 06 Aug 2019.

Padraig MacTire
 player, 95 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 17:16
Re: OOC-1
I think i'll give this a shot, looks interesting.
Kory Dear
 player, 128 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 17:32
Re: OOC-1
Cool beans.
You'll have to copy and paste website into pm.

Then separate questions

Answer ones you can.

I manually added bold to make easier for gm to read.

<b> Question </b>

This message was last edited by the player at 17:55, Tue 06 Aug 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 130 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 18:07
Re: OOC-1
One more question I asked gm, I asked him to tell me in his eye's who my character was.
I honestly expected to rewrite his answer better.
But he described him so Beautifully,
I couldn't respond and surrendered.

Finger of Fate:
He is an arranger, getting men laid in the manner they'd like.  He is always looking for new girls, as they do wear out in time. If you can't pull your weight, you are just s drag on the working part of the group and you are out. It's cold, but he is not running a charity.

Kory can hold his own if someone gets mouthy or pushy, and can deal with someone trying to steal his money.  He can keep the girls in line , as he is the boss, the sweetness stuff is fine, but if push comes to shove, Kory's word is law among the girls and he can and will exact discipline if need be.

He does all the dealing with the Guild. if one of the girls is doing a trick with a guild leader, that's fine, but she best talk about EDITED and nothing else. Kory's business relies on him knowing more than anyone else. Start talking about other things and it could go very badly for you.  He is not abusive however, as he also knows that those girls are what brings in the money ... how much, only he knows. He takes care of the girls as an investment and because he needs  a steady source of EDITED (see his uncontrollable appetite for EDITED).

He is an opportunist and will grab a chance to make money any way he can, so long as he isn't going to get in trouble with the guild.

That's pretty much how I see him .... note that he is a big information gatherer, which means he could be useful to people needing information.


Honestly Kory is 90%+ what gm described. (with me nit picking the last 10%)

This message was last edited by the player at 18:12, Tue 06 Aug 2019.

Finger of Fate
 GM, 342 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 18:32
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Iain Woodward (msg # 228):

I think much of this is a basic difference in how we do things. I have never reset a dice log in all the years I've been on rpol.

I quit rolling public GM die back in the late 1970's having watched a game all but ruined by a lucky die roll (would have killed the protagonist without revealing anything of import to the game); The GM rolled his dice behind a screen, got essentially rubbish and declared the protagonist had rolled a critical success to avoid the hit, then picked up his dice.  The game continued on and everyone had a good time solving the mystery ...  I felt I had learned something.
I have seen games come to an unhappy end under similar situations where the GM either couldn't or didn't fudge things. The Games sort of dribbled to a stop, as there was no longer a connection between the problem and the solution, and people weren't interested in playing those GMs games anymore.  As always, there is a balance between keeping the story alive and outcomes.

AS for giving you a heads up about things about to happen ... I am not following you. Are you used to the GM warning you that bad things are about to happen?  The VC warn you that you are about to step on a mine or that there is an ambush around the next corner? That the Baron has decided he hates you because you are on his wife's side.   That the shadowy figure ratting to the enemy might be one of your guys? or that one of your guys is about to do a bad stupid?   I am sorry, I don't understand what you think I should be doing. We have obviously been playing in quite different styles.

Having reread your message, I should explain... we are all in this together or it isn't a game and it isn't fun. I am not perfect.  I'm not sure I understand your PoV, but I am open to adjusting within reason.  Sending you off with a bad taste is the last thing any of us want.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:46, Tue 06 Aug 2019.

Iain Woodward
 player, 168 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 18:55
Re: OOC-1
When I say transparency, it's not giving away secrets, so much as understanding that we are playing by an agreed upon rule set.

GURPS is notoriously "crunchy", it's very granular, it uses a lot of rules and generally a lot of numbers to help flesh out a narrative.

The environment where I learned to play it was around a table top, everybody saw all the dice, except those skills or situations which were explicitly designed to be rolled in secret.

This is not automatically detected an ambush or knowing the enemies intentions, it's simple and obvious things, like an enemies attempt to dodge. The environment I played in was lethal, and people lost characters. They were that much more careful going forward with the next one.

But at the same time the rules were obvious and fair. Everything down to the time of day and weather penalties, we used a lot of hex grids, there was no general gist of things...you entered a new scene and you got a good description of what you were looking at before you made any decisions. If it was pertinent, it was provided.

As I have mentioned, there seems to be a lot of hand waving in the interest of time saving. "The prisoner escapes" is not something that arbitrarily happens. There are perception rolls, there is fatigue involved for cross country travel, there are penalties for an unfamiliar area. It's possible, but it comes down to the dice.

If we are going for "free form" with a roll here and there, that is a very different environment. And I'll admit, that's the feeling I am getting.
Kory Dear
 player, 132 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 19:02
Re: OOC-1
Iains back, you two take it private and resolve this.

You both got your hits in.

Now compromise in private.

Your a good player Iain (I have said so many times) and he is a good fair gm willing to work with you.

Doing this in public fixes nothing.

And will make both of you all show off to win!

But the real win is the conversation you all have back in private.
Where no egos are involved.
With the intent to work together, to make game fun for both you all.

STOP BEING STUBBORN YOU TWO AND OFF TO YOUR ROOM (talking like adults in private with a common goal of Fun--Realism)

This message was last edited by the player at 19:14, Tue 06 Aug 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 133 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 19:03
Re: OOC-1
Funny thing is you two are same type of people in love of Realism.

Now work together to figure out how to go about it.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:03, Tue 06 Aug 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 134 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 19:07
Re: OOC-1
Remember a compromise is a solution both of you all can live with.
With neither of you all truly happy.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 345 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 19:39
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Iain Woodward (msg # 238):

I am probably guilty of that, as I try to  update every thread daily. Family sometimes resents my addiction and rushes me ...  so I tend to roll dice and push results at my desk.

Feel free to raise it as an issue when I do it, as I am sure I will ... human nature.

I have tried free form (Fudge) and got very negative feed back. It gathers dust on the shelf. I very much think that it is story above rules and dislike being told that rule x on page y of book z says that you can do...  That said, we are playing GURPS, not GM's Whim.  I have most of the relevant books right behind me, but often want to keep the thought and drive on, rather than stop and read the details.
One of the reason's there is no Magic in this game is all the variations upon variations that crop up in it. Alchemy is limited enough and less well known, so I haven't had those issues, yet anyway; but it still allows useful effects most of us would love to have access to.

Any way, I'll try to amend my ways with everyones help. It may take some work as we geezers are set in our ways.
Kory Dear
 player, 135 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 19:44
Re: OOC-1
GM got balls to admit ones mistakes in public.

Only rule you to have is

Whoever quits or bans first looses.

And neither one of you has to write one line of post to thread till you all resolve issues.

Begin

This message was last edited by the player at 19:47, Tue 06 Aug 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 136 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 19:53
Re: OOC-1
off to work will post tonight.
Iain Woodward
 player, 169 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 19:55
Re: OOC-1
It does. And it's appreciated.

I'm sure there is a happy medium. I'm not trying to rules lawyer you to death either.

I really like that this is a non magical setting, that was a huge selling point for me, and I agree with Kory that we are both concerned for realism, albeit in different ways. I think we are trying to get to the same place.

I'm willing to try and make it work, and I think we have told a decent story thus far. I'm going to try and not question you at every turn, and try to flow with the general feel of the story.

For what it's worth, I would be for cutting the posting rate in Iain's thread in return for a little more detail if it comes down to time management.

GURPS can be a ponderous beast, especially trying to reference everything. I have had GMs in the past house rule certain things...like no reaction rolls for example. If that sort of thing would help at all, it might be worth discussing.

We can talk gaming philosophy to death, but I hope that this has not come off as anything personal. We are here to have fun after all.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:56, Tue 06 Aug 2019.

Padraig MacTire
 player, 97 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 21:04
Re: OOC-1
So actually the granularity I think is something that gets sorted out depending on the character one makes.

I think it's okay to gloss over some things - for example:

If you make a warrior character, that has a lot of the development in martial and military things, you may care a lot about more decision/tactical combat but less so about some of the social things in 'social engineering'. The opposite might be true if you make a bard-like courtier.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 98 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 21:05
Re: OOC-1
OOC: Quick question GM,

Would the armoury store a lot of firearms too? I would guess that footsoldiers might not all have them, but there'd be a stock of this kind in the armoury?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 348 posts
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 03:23
Re: OOC-1
No, actually the armoury stores nothing related to firearms.
Make an IQ roll ...
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 71 posts
 "Shark killer"
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 07:52
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 248):

I have not actually been ignoring the posts...on the contrary, as a GM who runs a game that is very much a 'sandbox' game (but in a very different environment!), it is interesting to hear others points of view on gaming style. Personally, I am not a fan of railroading, but my character, perhaps because of the way I play him, has not been. But I do as GM try to play the opposition as intelligent and, at time, evil as required. That can mean that vital NPCs are caught in the crossfire, though I will allow a way out, though the players do not always find it.

I personally find a higher rate of short posts can be more involving at times than long-winded monologues, so I do find the comment interesting that Iain would be in favour of cutting the number in favour of increasing the content, as in my mind that would reduce player input! But that is just my take, so I learn by watching!
Padraig MacTire
 player, 100 posts
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 13:42
Re: OOC-1
Finger of Fate:
No, actually the armoury stores nothing related to firearms.
Make an IQ roll ...

14:42, Today: Padraig MacTire rolled 12 using 3d6.  IQ.

There you go :)
Kory Dear
 player, 139 posts
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 14:01
Re: OOC-1
LOL
Padraig MacTire
 player, 101 posts
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 14:39
Re: OOC-1
Long week, shut up :)
Kory Dear
 player, 140 posts
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 14:52
Re: OOC-1
LOL

I woke up after a few hours sleep. Trust me I understand.

Seems, lack of sleep is common here among us.

Just yawned (hope you catch it).



:)
Runt
 Player, 100 posts
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 22:35
Re: OOC-1
Finally able to post again, the hard drive on my computer is fragged and the cost will be not too much less than just buying a new one.  However I will have to wait a bit for that and my internet access will be pretty much limited to when I can get to the library.  So I'm going to suggest that you put Runt in a somewhat inactive mode and I'll post when and where I can.  Maybe I can even catch back up on reading the other threads, I think there is something important that I've not seen.

Thanks.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 355 posts
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 22:40
Re: OOC-1
No problem's Runt.... we'll be here, were you closer we could probably get you a computer for a lot less than a new one may cost. Of course it would be an older Macintosh ...
Kory Dear
 player, 141 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 01:49
Re: OOC-1
Welcome back Runt.

Glad to see you all up and running again.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:51, Thu 08 Aug 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 144 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 03:49
Re: OOC-1
Iains in brutal battle out numbered.
Iain Woodward
 player, 172 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 03:53
Re: OOC-1
I've never seen anybody roll initiative in GURPS before.

Not complaining of course, but normally you just go down the Basic Speed from highest to lowest.

Is it a straight roll or is the Speed factored in at all?
Kory Dear
 player, 145 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 03:56
Re: OOC-1
I've rolled initiative, but I admit I can make characters but need assistance with mechanics.

I'll google it, he but it seems gm is serious about using the rules to give you good fight.

:)
Kory Dear
 player, 146 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 03:58
Re: OOC-1
Seems me and dm used to play dnd

From forumn in Steve Jacksons site:

Originally Posted by the adventurer View Post

What exactly determines combat initiative in GURPS? This should be obvious, but the only listing for initiative in the index directs me to GROUP Initiative. And for the life of me I can't find a clear cut rule for individual initiative.

So... can some give me a page number or just tell me the rule? Because I'm feeling like an idiot here.
Basic Speed

Rules for Turn Sequence are on (GURPS Basic, pg 363).
Kory Dear
 player, 147 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 03:59
Re: OOC-1
LOL gm with crowbar hit, its just funny.
Kory Dear
 player, 148 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 04:02
Re: OOC-1
Found this to
So now not sure.

http://gameinthebrain.blogspot...ive-check-based.html


 GURPS Making Initiative Check Based
Initiative is a score that player rolls for his character where his margin of success and failure determines his order in initiative.

Initiative is Tactics roll with SPDx2 OR IQ. If the character does not have Tactics, they can default to -6, Strategy-6 or Soldier-4. Combat Reflex adds +1 to Initiative.

In the beginning of Combat everyone rolls initiative.

SPD 6.00, CR, Soldier IQ+2 has an Initiative-11
SPD 5.00, IQ12, Tactics IQ+1 has Initiative-13

Double rewarding SPD.
A smarter person may think faster and be slower in combat, but his physical speed will be reflected in Movement and Dodge NOT in the order in which he acts. Because of Wait maneuver a faster thinking character Waits and uses his faster thinking to Prepare and Predict the outcome. Of course if his prediction is wrong, he gets screwed so it balances out.

So a Faster Character may Act Fast in the sense that in the second he may travel farther and dodge better but it doesnt mean they can bring actions and plans online faster than a smarter quick-thinking character.

In GURPS it is not clear that the "start" of combat, those who have not acted is considered "flat-footed" like in DnD. You can still defend as though you came from a "Do nothing" turn in the very beginning of combat.

I like using the Core Mechanic through out the system when it is possible. Using a 3d6 Check for initiative benefits the bell curve and makes for some random variables in combat.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:03, Thu 08 Aug 2019.

Iain Woodward
 player, 174 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 04:04
Re: OOC-1
I was delighted to see the updated post, not just the family angle of course, but that we were looking at a fight that could easily go either way.

This sort of thing was exactly what I was referring to, and the GM really outdid himself with the map as well. Good stuff.
Iain Woodward
 player, 175 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 04:08
Re: OOC-1
The second post is a home brew, he seems to like the additional random variable, and feels that intelligence should factor in more instead of relying mostly on the HT and DX which determines Basic Speed normally.

Core Rules, it's just Basic Speed, highest to lowest.

Low Tech, it's the same but factoring the "matter of inches" rules, people with longer limbs or longer weapons logically get first attacks despite having lower speeds.

This allows say, a slower person with a spear, to get a stab at an attacker with a knife regardless of Basic Speed.

We can go with whatever the GM likes of course, but if you were looking for the official stuff, that's it.
Kory Dear
 player, 149 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 04:15
Re: OOC-1
Yeah found rules in book.
Was on page 363.

I'll say this he is giving you an honest effort to give you type of game you like.

I am no gurps expert, and you have said you'll compromise doing what gm likes best.
Which is good of you.

Officially you remembered correctly.

Turn Sequence
Is based off of basic Speed.

I learned something.
Kory Dear
 player, 150 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 04:19
Re: OOC-1
Basic Speed for next combat!!!

Got to post before gm gets sleepy :)

Good parry, thought death was close.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:28, Thu 08 Aug 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 152 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 04:39
Re: OOC-1
Who had post 1000, hope it was me!!!
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 72 posts
 "Shark killer"
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 06:52
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 267):

Not me. My thread has gone quiet...
Iain Woodward
 player, 176 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 16:24
Re: OOC-1
And welcome back Runt. Looking forward to seeing your story progress.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 362 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 18:11
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Iain Woodward (msg # 258):

It's probably a carry over from 3e or earlier... since I don't have every single soldier as more than  shell, I figured rolling initiative was a smoother way to go... it also avoids the various rolls when multiple people have 5.5, 5.75 or 6 as a basic speed. Basically I am trying to keep things moving w/o lots of side rolls for this or that.

In simple one on one combat basic Speed is not a problem usually.
Kory Dear
 player, 153 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 18:42
Re: OOC-1
I see Padraig stepped up his game :)
Iain Woodward
 player, 177 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 20:32
Re: OOC-1
Cool, this is good.

So impaling, piercing, etc against limbs is x1, cutting is normal. This supposedly represents the lack of "vital organs" in limbs.

So the Sons damage is correct via core rules, the wife's could be reduced if you wanted to use that rule.

Damage is only multiplied once, after having been subtracted by armor.

So in the example of vitals, you were correct, 6 imp damage, reduced by 2 thanks to armor, results in 4 "penetrating" damage, that 4 is multiplied by 3, resulting in 12 damage, a major wound to be certain.

Feel free to roll Iain's defense if you would like, I'll give a target number, to help speed things along.

Here is a handy little chart.



Example:

Iain Woodward
 player, 179 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 20:42
Re: OOC-1
There is also the pain penalties to factor, if you would like. People who are injured generally take a penalty to actions the next round equal to damage dealt. Unless they have something like High Pain Threshold, etc.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 74 posts
 "Shark killer"
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 20:53
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Iain Woodward (msg # 273):

Called Shock, B419.
Iain Woodward
 player, 180 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 20:57
Re: OOC-1
That's the term. Thanks Mustafa.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 367 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 21:48
Re: OOC-1
Interesting, as that hit chart is different yet from the one in the 4e GMs screen from back in the earlier mid 2000's  ...  Nothing like continually changing the rules ...
We'll adjust the wife's damage down as well. Most of it was blow through as it is..
Kory Dear
 player, 155 posts
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 02:58
Re: OOC-1
YEs GM is still on!!
Kory Dear
 player, 156 posts
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 03:11
Re: OOC-1
@Iain Now that was a good fight.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 378 posts
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 03:14
Re: OOC-1
I'd call it an ugly fight ... not good to suffer so much loss, 8 HP in most games is close to lethal.
Kory Dear
 player, 157 posts
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 03:17
Re: OOC-1

This message was deleted by the player at 03:27, Sat 10 Aug 2019.

Iain Woodward
 player, 185 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 04:21
Re: OOC-1
I'd agree, ugly.

But I tried to stay true to character. Iain had to go toe to toe against trained, armored swordsmen, his family was in danger.

He comes from a humble background, no real armor, a hunting bow, and a knife.

This should give him ample motivation to seek out better equipment and training in the future. He knows what he is in for after that fight, and now, it's personal :)
Kory Dear
 player, 158 posts
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 04:23
Re: OOC-1
Hell yeah, war has been declared !!!
Padraig MacTire
 player, 109 posts
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 09:31
Re: OOC-1
Nice worK! nice fight :)
Padraig MacTire
 player, 110 posts
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 21:31
Re: OOC-1
Come on GM! am itching for the next one
Kory Dear
 player, 159 posts
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 22:10
Re: OOC-1
Me too...

It's your fault you addicted players...lol



You got us addicted now give us our fix.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:18, Sat 10 Aug 2019.

Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 78 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 22:45
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 285):

There is a reason I want to see if I can afford a few more troops!
Kory Dear
 player, 160 posts
Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 23:03
Re: OOC-1
LOL

We need our fix...lol..loving it.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 80 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 03:50
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 287):

Nasty for Iain. But at least he saved her honour, and gave her a chance. And his sons. Healing i medieval times was never great. Actually, prior to antibiotics, really. But this was a severed artery...unless I am mistaken.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 381 posts
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 04:32
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 288):

Basically ... and applying healing ointment would likely heal the artery closed.
Kory Dear
 player, 161 posts
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 05:38
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 288):

Meant gaming fix.  Yeah leeches and urine.  Though drinking ones urine is thought to be health. Seem Iain is satisfied that he got chance to do his all.
Iain Woodward
 player, 188 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 14:10
Re: OOC-1
Absolutely, yeah.

It was a good fight, a hard fight, but there seemed to be a real chance of varying degrees of success or failure. Had Iain died himself trying to get to his family, I would have certainly understood, and probably would have asked to roll up another character.

Although his wife did perish in the fight, I feel at least something was "earned" through the scene, even if it was only keeping his sons alive.
Kory Dear
 player, 162 posts
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 16:12
Re: OOC-1
I could tell. It was a great hard fought fight. You both outdid your selves.

LOL
@ Mustafa he did the math on them.


and your workers got families with 5 kids each.
and little susie she's sick
and gregor's dear mama, needs medicine, you know that's not cheap...ROFLMAO

<add applicable blood from a stone image here--labeled for reuse of course)

Squeeze them npc's balls till gm makes them cry tears of gold.

:P

Word of he day
HAGGLE IT UP!

Medieval Whoop!

@Mustafa watch this
Top original
Bottom translated
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT09O3tqaT4

I am sorry lack of sleep? role-play withdrawal?

Now img post addiction.

Its a serious illness, I am seeking help.

oooh where forth art thou Juliet?
How many coins to make your coochie wet?


Cry Havick! For the dogs of war want anow.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:00, Sun 11 Aug 2019.

Finger of Fate
 GM, 384 posts
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 18:41
Re: OOC-1
Go get some sleep. A Lot of it it seems.
Kory Dear
 player, 163 posts
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 18:43
Re: OOC-1
That's some funny stuff.

LOL love how you end it at seems,
tried woke up like 4 hours later.
Up now, unless I want to mess myself up for tomorrow.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:47, Sun 11 Aug 2019.

Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 82 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 20:31
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 294):

Lol, serious sleep deprivation there!
Kory Dear
 player, 166 posts
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 20:32
Re: OOC-1
LOL
Iain Woodward
 player, 191 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 21:23
Re: OOC-1
Hah, some stark contrast here.

Iain's thread: I'll use her first name instead of her title, that will show some degree of intimacy.

Kory's thread: We gon fuck!

This message was last edited by the player at 21:37, Sun 11 Aug 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 167 posts
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 21:26
Re: OOC-1
LOLROFLMAO@Iain

Theme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7yJt4tmp0Y

Had to google it.

reeve1
/rēv/
Learn to pronounce
noun
noun: reeve; plural noun: reeves

    historical
    a local official, in particular the chief magistrate of a town or district in Anglo-Saxon England.
        Canadian
        the president of a village or town council.

Congrats you didn't even have to bone her..lol

This message was last edited by the player at 21:42, Sun 11 Aug 2019.

Padraig MacTire
 player, 111 posts
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 21:44
Re: OOC-1
Kory, you're th eright kind of mad.

I like it.
Kory Dear
 player, 169 posts
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 21:45
Re: OOC-1
Thanks dude :)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 390 posts
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 23:00
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 298):

Actually she runs the barony as the Duke's steward, Iain assists by acting as magistrate (Judge). ; as a senior Forester, he has police powers, so she perhaps made a poor choice.  Of course, if there is a conflict of offices, Millicent is fully empowered to step in and act as judge.
Kory Dear
 player, 171 posts
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 23:19
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 301):

He'll just have to get her addicted :P so she'll continue to follow his lead.


LOL
Kory Dear
 player, 174 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 08:43
Re: OOC-1
Padrag surprised your up too.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 83 posts
 "Shark killer"
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 09:16
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 303):

It is only 1915 here...what time zones are you guys in?
Kory Dear
 player, 175 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 09:47
Re: OOC-1
5:46 am here Eastern Standard, US you?

This message was last edited by the player at 09:48, Mon 12 Aug 2019.

Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 84 posts
 "Shark killer"
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 09:54
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 305):

Australian EST, 1954 at this time stamp. GMT +10, so 14 hours ahead of you.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:57, Mon 12 Aug 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 176 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 10:04
Re: OOC-1
Ahh an aussie, been ages sinced I chatted with on of you. You would happen to be Lars on yahoo, years ago? Was a buddy I lost touch with. Its a big world, but a small gurps community.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 113 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 10:08
Re: OOC-1
I'm in the UK

:)

GMT all the way
Kory Dear
 player, 177 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 10:15
Re: OOC-1
you got the same 14 hour lead?
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 85 posts
 "Shark killer"
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 10:17
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 307):

Not that small, Kory! Was not me. I know quite a few GURPsers here, but not a Lars. So only 2:00 am for Padraig. Scotland or Ireland, I bet! Lol, GMT = +0 hrs, which is about right as Greenwich is in the UK. ROFL.
Kory Dear
 player, 178 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 10:31
Re: OOC-1
LOL
Random, shot, I have ran into weirder coincidences.

Been cool as hell if you was.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 114 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 10:47
Re: OOC-1
Kory Dear:
you got the same 14 hour lead?

Im like 5hrs infront of EST
Padraig MacTire
 player, 115 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 10:48
Re: OOC-1
Mustafa Zephyr:
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 307):

Not that small, Kory! Was not me. I know quite a few GURPsers here, but not a Lars. So only 2:00 am for Padraig. Scotland or Ireland, I bet! Lol, GMT = +0 hrs, which is about right as Greenwich is in the UK. ROFL.



So, actually I live near Manchester in England.

Grandad was from Ireland though, and I lived in Wales for a good while.
Looking at buying a house in the highlands though :) So i can be honourary scottish :)
Kory Dear
 player, 179 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 16:14
Re: OOC-1
Sorry fell asleep. Up now, LOL All those spots sound like far off fantasy lands not real places someone I chat with online lives.

I hear Scottish I think highlander. The movie not the place.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 117 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 16:20
Re: OOC-1
Aye,

There can be only one!

I go to the highlands multiple times per year. Snowboarding, and just to head out into the closest thing to 'wilderness' that the UK has.
Kory Dear
 player, 180 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 17:05
Re: OOC-1
I guess to me only having traveled to a few countries in the military. Those names are names, I heard on TV but never really checked out.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 396 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 17:08
Re: OOC-1
And the GM is in US Mountain Standard time ... always. None of the Daylight saving here, we have plenty without it as it is.
GMT -7 IIRC
Kory Dear
 player, 181 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 17:19
Re: OOC-1
A least I don't think of American towns as far off lands. :)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 399 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 17:22
Re: OOC-1
You may if you travel to some of them...
Iain Woodward
 player, 194 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 17:38
Re: OOC-1
As our resident American, I can confirm that my country boasts a wide variety of cultures, beliefs and income levels.
Kory Dear
 player, 183 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 17:43
Re: OOC-1
LOL, believe or not as someone who doesn't like to travel I been to a lot of places.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 400 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 18:24
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Iain Woodward (msg # 320):

As ONE OF our resident Americans...  Kory is East Coast it seems... I am in the SW ... assume you are East Coast somewhere?
Kory Dear
 player, 184 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 18:28
Re: OOC-1
Be cool if he is in same town
Iain Woodward
 player, 196 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 18:39
Re: OOC-1
West Coast.
Kory Dear
 player, 185 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 18:46
Re: OOC-1
Your on my sisters side of the country.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 402 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 18:49
Re: OOC-1
Spread across the globe it seems
Kory Dear
 player, 186 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 18:58
Re: OOC-1
Thats how my family is all across country, good news is disaster in ay one area won't wipe us out.
Kory Dear
 player, 187 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 19:03
Re: OOC-1
Whoo-hoo another red head...nice...just need to make it official..hehe
Nice group d pic of her.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:03, Mon 12 Aug 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 189 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 19:26
Re: OOC-1
I blame Iain for gm's blood-lust.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 404 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 20:50
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 328):

Not everyone can see her as not everyone is in Catheron.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 118 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 21:24
Re: OOC-1
I want the blood though!
Kory Dear
 player, 190 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 22:11
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Padraig MacTire (msg # 331):

As long as its not mine lol
Padraig MacTire
 player, 120 posts
Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 07:48
Re: OOC-1
DAmn!

I have to share with Runt! :)
Kory Dear
 player, 195 posts
Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 07:51
Re: OOC-1
How many arms you got...lol


"Her last words were spit in my mouth" --Batman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDX6OgYDDWo

This message was last edited by the player at 08:47, Tue 13 Aug 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 196 posts
Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 17:32
Re: OOC-1
Padrag you have found Medieval Area 51

OOC in OOC
Searches for youtube link or picture

How skimpy female armor works 50 seconds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obAd0zAFMTI

This message was last edited by the player at 17:37, Tue 13 Aug 2019.

Padraig MacTire
 player, 122 posts
Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 17:46
Re: OOC-1
Just need some girls to wear it for me :)
Kory Dear
 player, 197 posts
Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 17:47
Re: OOC-1
LOL, love the female armor tropes.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 411 posts
Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 18:32
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 335):

That was pretty dumb ... and she looked pretty bored as well.
I'd presume it creates some sort of force field so it doesn't affect her DX.
Kory Dear
 player, 198 posts
Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 18:44
Re: OOC-1
LOL


My theory
Its made from Tithril, a rare metal that only female's may wear.
It function's by drawing male gazes and attracting missile attacks away from the non-armored body-parts.

An unfortunate side effect of wearing the armor; is that during melee attack, the armor
sometime drags the wearer.

You should see her block a swords!

:P
Finger of Fate
 GM, 415 posts
Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 18:53
Re: OOC-1
Now that was as good as the youtube blurb was wasted... Need to remember that one.
Kory Dear
 player, 200 posts
Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 18:54
Re: OOC-1
LOL
Kory Dear
 player, 202 posts
Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 19:20
Re: OOC-1
Poor Padraig, he broke into Area 51 discovered fort Knox, if it becomes known that you found Blasters; both the FBI and Mafia will come after you.

Now what person do you know might have Oppositional defiant disorder are you friendly with?

and if push came to shove, I am sure we could find a boat.

Though I ain't going to lie, I do enjoy having my own thread.

Crossovers can be fun.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:01, Tue 13 Aug 2019.

Finger of Fate
 GM, 421 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2019
at 03:19
Re: OOC-1
Yup ... so all we need to do is see how you find out he needs help.
Kory Dear
 player, 203 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2019
at 03:42
Re: OOC-1
I've met him he's hornier than Kory.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 123 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2019
at 15:43
Re: OOC-1
Heading out to denmark tomorrow, i guess my posting might slow down a little.
Kory Dear
 player, 206 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2019
at 16:17
Re: OOC-1
Enjoy your trip dude. You all travel countries like we do cities.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 124 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2019
at 16:28
Re: OOC-1
Europe's pretty small :)
Kory Dear
 player, 207 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2019
at 16:33
Re: OOC-1
You know I had to google that statement...lol

In terms of landmass, the United States and Europe are similar in size—the United States is 9,833,000 square kilometers while Europe is 10,180,000 square kilometers—however, European countries are closer in size to eastern states in America (which are smaller and closer together than western states).
Padraig MacTire
 player, 125 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2019
at 17:26
Re: OOC-1
Kory Dear:
I've met him he's hornier than Kory.



He's just a bit of a hedonist.
Kory Dear
 player, 208 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2019
at 17:30
Re: OOC-1
LOL
Think it is why, they got along immediately. Of course if your lecherous(as I suspect--I might soon be owning some pistols...lol)

GM what month is it...It might be Kory Birthday!

20 pounds of powder, you probably only need one tablespoon per shot and pellet for bullet coughUrsualacough


https://www.google.com/url?sa=...rOPFYgYj6FuF4upSsnMi
Well that's a long address
One pound of butter converted to tablespoon equals to 32.00 tbsp.

Might I suggest not putting all your powder in one basket.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:36, Wed 14 Aug 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 210 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2019
at 19:53
Re: OOC-1
No you foreshadowed it, heck I said it first in pm, continue GM
Finger of Fate
 GM, 430 posts
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 03:02
Re: OOC-1
OK, It's been a long day, I'll try and get to everyone before I call it a night.
Kory Dear
 player, 214 posts
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 03:30
Re: OOC-1
Actually been slow gaming day all around.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 91 posts
 "Shark killer"
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 04:35
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 353):

Yay, we get to shoot at something! Or at least order the soldier to shoot at something...knew it was a good idea to bring them along!

Might get some crossbow practice after all! What is their range penalty?
Kory Dear
 player, 216 posts
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 09:06
Re: OOC-1
Heres to hoping you not only survive your encounter, but find a map.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 434 posts
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 19:17
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 354):

-3 at the moment
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 93 posts
 "Shark killer"
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 21:01
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 356):

If only 3, he might just fling a few sling stones as well. Not that it would make any significant difference...they will withdraw anyway. Just might give a fe more headaches! Say 1 shot before they withdrew...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 436 posts
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 22:21
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 357):

Roll it and say which sort of stone you are using and which of the 4 you are shooting at. #3 was the one giving orders.
Kory Dear
 player, 218 posts
Sat 17 Aug 2019
at 01:05
Re: OOC-1
And Shhh Iain..I'll take real enough  :)
Padraig MacTire
 player, 127 posts
Sat 17 Aug 2019
at 07:33
Re: OOC-1
Sorry folks have been out surfing and at a festival and stuff so don't have much time it get posts in.

I should be back tomorrow or Monday latest
Kory Dear
 player, 220 posts
Sat 17 Aug 2019
at 08:52
Re: OOC-1
How dare you have a life... Lol
Kory Dear
 player, 222 posts
Sat 17 Aug 2019
at 18:51
Re: OOC-1
50 D&D Pick-up Lines to Celebrate 50k Subs!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v3uOOfIHvs
Finger of Fate
 GM, 441 posts
Sat 17 Aug 2019
at 19:45
Re: OOC-1
What is that in English?
Kory Dear
 player, 224 posts
Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 02:21
Re: OOC-1
basically want Melinda off wagon
have her hide
and shoot anyone how tries to board wagon, who is not us.


Thought padraig gone for weekend thats why I posted like I did, if you want to say something or do something, post and I'll reedit.
Of to work in 15 minutes,
Kory will follow Padraigs lead.

I will try to check during breaks and post.
Back online in about 9 hours.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 442 posts
Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 03:00
Re: OOC-1
I was posting for Padraig, thought you knew...
Kory Dear
 player, 225 posts
Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 05:22
Re: OOC-1
Lol actually missed that detail lol,  I guess GM is going to have to to with himself lol
Kory Dear
 player, 226 posts
Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 05:24
Re: OOC-1
I wasn't wrong it says player
Padraig MacTire
 player, 129 posts
Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 16:28
Re: OOC-1
I'll try and get a post In tonight.

It's quite hard atm..But I'll.be home.yomorrow


Don't be too far ahead of me! Also you got a profile for your gal?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 443 posts
Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 17:53
Re: OOC-1
We do... she is an attractive red head with long straight hair, well spoken too ... Young, about 5' 5" and moderately full figured ( all the right stuff in ample but not overblown proportions).
Kory Dear
 player, 227 posts
Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 19:12
Re: OOC-1
Yeah for descriptive detail, I'll have to rely on gm's talents. Descriptive detail is my weakness.



That's the model we worked with.

These are rpol's closest, representations of the girls in our opinion.

Inola
Melinda Gail Eve Quinlan
Ursula

LOL ... Unintentional Picture arrangement. Blame RPOL, but I'll keep it..ROFLMAO.

And just because I like it.
DIE ANTWOORD - PITBULL TERRIER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvMXVHVr72A

Appropriate Kory's world theme music.
(Video is beautiful in its own way, a work of art)

This message was last edited by the player at 19:52, Sun 18 Aug 2019.

Runt
 Player, 101 posts
Mon 19 Aug 2019
at 05:13
Re: OOC-1
Tentatively back.  I've got a brand new desktop (Thank God for back-to-school sales)!  I've only got to now set everything back up, settings and such (oh joy).  I'll be doing a bit of catching up and hopefully will be back to regular posting in the next day or two.
Kory Dear
 player, 228 posts
Mon 19 Aug 2019
at 05:42
Re: OOC-1
Welcome Back RUNT !!!
Padraig MacTire
 player, 130 posts
Mon 19 Aug 2019
at 21:47
Re: OOC-1
Aye, welcome back, glad to see you got your computer issues sorted!

:)
Runt
 Player, 104 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 03:26
Re: OOC-1
Mostly sorted (rolling eyes).  Some connection problems with the new setup, but at least I've got some access.
Kory Dear
 player, 230 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 03:38
Re: OOC-1
lol pay up!!!

remember when a halfling cuts you, he's too short to aim for the throat.

I wonder what other dangling object is at their eye level.

This has been a public service announcement.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:43, Tue 20 Aug 2019.

Padraig MacTire
 player, 132 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 08:49
Re: OOC-1
I wonder if I'm portraying padrsig.correctly.

It's sometimes interesting to see the disapartiy between yiur view of your character and others'
Kory Dear
 player, 231 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 08:58
Re: OOC-1
I see him as the lusty swashbuckler type.
I would think aggressively friend, (mussing Runts hair)
Maybe a swindler (failure to pay runt.)


AHHH ACE RIMMER
Ace Rimmer - Tribute
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sZsTzNmrlE
Less than 2 minutes


Long Version
4 minutes plus
What a Guy! Red Dwarf - BBC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofibNrYDjdY

This message was last edited by the player at 09:09, Tue 20 Aug 2019.

Padraig MacTire
 player, 133 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 09:35
Re: OOC-1
Ah, he hasn't failed to pay runt!

It's just not happened yet.
Runt will definitely get paid!


Also, re: ace rimmer - I dont know if i actually linked Red Dwarf in here before, but it's one of my favourite shows of all time. Ace rimmer is glorious.



Smoke me a kipper, i'll be back for breakfast!




OOC:

GM-> How much do we owe runt precisely anyway? I might be mistaken, but this was a venture for the 'guild' to take control of the palace for Malcolm (or whatever their own reasons are, I suppose), so I assume Padraig isn't being solely held accountable for payment.
Kory Dear
 player, 232 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 09:37
Re: OOC-1
LOL I thought I was only dwarfer left.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 134 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 09:48
Re: OOC-1
I watched most of them last week, jsut re-watched.

It's such an amazing show - it's really part of that old skool british comedy.  Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Bottom, Only fools and horses, etc.


Classics, but don't hold up 'so' well these days.




I'm full dwarf, blooded, bearded and minded!
Kory Dear
 player, 233 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 09:57
Re: OOC-1
I don't know I still love the oldies.

Even my son grew to love red dwarf.

After I brain washed him, I mean played it so often, he knew the lines.

I still goto sleep listening to red dwarf, hhgttg or the foundation series.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 136 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 13:21
Re: OOC-1
Any of you other folk considered running a game?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 448 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 16:25
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Padraig MacTire (msg # 378):

It is the Guild that owes Runt and Leesha 2 CP per bottle. Given the amount that was removed for the soldiers and some guild members, they should each get 3 SP, and neither has forgotten nor missed the count.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 137 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 16:33
Re: OOC-1
Okay,

Isn't melissa one of Kory's whores?
Kory Dear
 player, 234 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 16:42
Re: OOC-1
Nope Melinda is, Melissa is woman you just sexually assaulted.

LOL
Padraig MacTire
 player, 138 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 16:58
Re: OOC-1
Ah, fuck
..
Kory Dear
 player, 236 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 17:06
Re: OOC-1
ROFLMAO


Dedicated to Padraig
Psycho Girlfriend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...jwWxTACHVCDvkg0CB4oF
3 min plus

This message was last edited by the player at 17:13, Tue 20 Aug 2019.

Padraig MacTire
 player, 139 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 17:12
Re: OOC-1
Oh well,

Lucky we live in one of those draconian feudal societies with nobility and authority and rulership where, smacking some servant's ass aint really assault at all.

I wonder if she threatens other 'noble folk' about cutting off their dick.

:D
Kory Dear
 player, 237 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 17:14
Re: OOC-1
Might be reason they left her behind when they fled.

How to "GET OUT"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...kg0CB4oF&index=4
4 min plus

This message was last edited by the player at 17:17, Tue 20 Aug 2019.

Padraig MacTire
 player, 140 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 17:17
Re: OOC-1
Wait a second...

Melinde is the woman pushing the cart right?

So... like, clearly that's who i meant. How is there even a random servant of the palace nearby?

Bleh
Kory Dear
 player, 238 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 17:19
Re: OOC-1
Melinda is driving the wagon and will be parking it by the kitchen.

This might be opportunity, for Kory to add to his stables, that is if we survive, by we I mean you.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 141 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 17:57
Re: OOC-1
Well, in fairness, Padraig was 'talking' to the girl with the group, next to the wagon we're also standing by... the one who presumably was at least vaguely within hearing distance of the conversation about robbing the palace.

But you know, it's no fun unless spanners get thrown in the works now and then, right?



Mate you got your own stable, time for me to find love :)
Kory Dear
 player, 239 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 18:11
Re: OOC-1
LOL...I am thinking..she might not agree.

But I have been wrong before. (see Asha)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 451 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 19:57
Re: OOC-1
GM is enjoying it ...  Guess that is why nobles need food tasters...
Kory Dear
 player, 240 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 20:18
Re: OOC-1
LOL :P

Seems Melissa is there hehe
Padraig MacTire
 player, 142 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 21:37
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 394):

NO!
Kory Dear
 player, 243 posts
Thu 22 Aug 2019
at 09:48
Re: OOC-1
No no, you must slay that dragon yourself.

:P
Runt
 Player, 106 posts
Thu 22 Aug 2019
at 19:11
Re: OOC-1
Padraig MacTire:
Ah, he hasn't failed to pay runt!

It's just not happened yet.
Runt will definitely get paid!



<SNIP>



OOC:

GM-> How much do we owe runt precisely anyway? I might be mistaken, but this was a venture for the 'guild' to take control of the palace for Malcolm (or whatever their own reasons are, I suppose), so I assume Padraig isn't being solely held accountable for payment.


The player, that is me, doesn't care but the character, Runt, does care and does remember this stuff.  He might be uneducated but he does have a good memory, especially about money and what he owes to other people and what other people owe to him.  As far as how much he believes he is owed - in the IC thread (while they were still in the warehouse) Runt asked for 1 penny per bottle (msg #230) and Padraig agreed to pay that (msg #232).  Later at the abandoned house, the Guildsman promised at least a gold each for Runt and Leesha (msg #253), though he won't nag the Guildsman about it.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 145 posts
Thu 22 Aug 2019
at 19:29
Re: OOC-1
Ok, fair enough. I think Padraig would remember that.
Runt
 Player, 108 posts
Thu 22 Aug 2019
at 19:33
Re: OOC-1
If he doesn't remember, Runt would remind him, making the most pitiful starving orphan face he can.  ;-)

"But you said a penny a bottle and there were nine tens of bottles and me and Leesha gots to save money for the winter."
Padraig MacTire
 player, 146 posts
Thu 22 Aug 2019
at 21:30
Re: OOC-1
hahah damn you!
Kory Dear
 player, 244 posts
Fri 23 Aug 2019
at 00:52
Re: OOC-1
check your pockets :D
Padraig MacTire
 player, 148 posts
Sat 24 Aug 2019
at 20:04
Re: OOC-1
Will post as.soon as I get home..likely tomorrow
Padraig MacTire
 player, 151 posts
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 11:58
Re: OOC-1
Thjere definitely hasn't been even input!

how dare you Kory.
Kory Dear
 player, 250 posts
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 12:42
Re: OOC-1
LOL

Kory doesn't know what you got, but he does want equal share of value for risk.
I think he made smart deal for knowledge he has.
He was fair enough to offer you finders fee 1%
Plus first picks.
As long as your greed matches your wallet. Everyone's happy.
If not, everyone gets a gun.

FAIR
:)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 486 posts
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 15:27
Re: OOC-1
Let's wait and see what you find inside.
Kory Dear
 player, 251 posts
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 15:55
Re: OOC-1
Not sure if that's good or bad.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 490 posts
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 15:57
Re: OOC-1
Yes
Kory Dear
 player, 252 posts
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 16:00
Re: OOC-1
LOL that's no answer.

Runt can't get inside, don't remember Kory having very many thief skills if any.

Ok GM using Stealth.
How many 3s do I have to roll in a row.

To make the door believe I don't exist and can walk through it.

Because STEALTH !!!
Finger of Fate
 GM, 491 posts
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 17:55
Re: OOC-1
No, Runt might be able to be lowered into the armoury, or you or padraig could try, using the other person to hold the rope. Runt is vastly easier to lower in, but his talents may be little help.
Iain Woodward
 player, 215 posts
 Zornathan
 Ranger
Wed 28 Aug 2019
at 03:38
Re: OOC-1
Been busy on my end. Should get a good post up tomorrow.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 495 posts
Wed 28 Aug 2019
at 03:54
Re: OOC-1
OK, Thanks for the heads up...
Kory Dear
 player, 257 posts
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 12:26
Re: OOC-1
HHGTTG How to Fly.
You simply throw yourself at the ground an miss.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 156 posts
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 14:12
Re: OOC-1
Also currently re-reading that book.

I think we have similar tastes in humour.

:)
Kory Dear
 player, 258 posts
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 18:17
Re: OOC-1
LOL I think so too, lol.

Its a shame dude died.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:18, Thu 29 Aug 2019.

Runt
 Player, 113 posts
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 20:05
Re: OOC-1
Finger of Fate:
No, Runt might be able to be lowered into the armoury, or you or padraig could try, using the other person to hold the rope. Runt is vastly easier to lower in, but his talents may be little help.



Yeah, his talents are not really that useful in there.  Everybody keeps thinking he is a thief just because of the company he keeps. Just shaking my head.
Kory Dear
 player, 259 posts
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 20:10
Re: OOC-1
Honestly I thought the same thing too... thief, pickpocket etc.

You've been profiled.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 499 posts
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 20:42
Re: OOC-1
No, Stereotyped.
Kory Dear
 player, 260 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 02:48
Re: OOC-1
lol true
Finger of Fate
 GM, 502 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 02:53
Re: OOC-1
You and me are the only two up it seems...
Kory Dear
 player, 262 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 02:56
Re: OOC-1
That work I get my own personal gm, just got off of work. I'll be awake next 8 hours more or less.
Kory Dear
 player, 263 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 02:57
Re: OOC-1
The book said each attempt takes a minute. So how many minutes before its too late?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 504 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 02:58
Re: OOC-1
Not me, beauty sleep starts in about an hour ...
Kory Dear
 player, 265 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 03:00
Re: OOC-1
thats what sucks about working this shift every sleep when I wide awake.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 506 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 03:03
Re: OOC-1
Having a storm and the Internet is getting intermittent
Kory Dear
 player, 266 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 03:08
Re: OOC-1
Wow so you live in storm part of country. We get them but they usually knock out the power. Once in a while street will flood.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 507 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 03:09
Re: OOC-1
SW... summer thunder during the monssons
Kory Dear
 player, 268 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 03:11
Re: OOC-1
Time to move my friend, up north the weather ain't trying to kill you normally, just your neighbor.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 508 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 03:13
Re: OOC-1
Oh Hell no... Here I don't have to shovel my winter precipitation. Just have a second cup of coffee and it melts.
Kory Dear
 player, 269 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 03:16
Re: OOC-1
Winter is beautiful up here. Little white fluffy feathers from heaven!
Plus sometimes you get whole world to yourself when you walk out in it.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 510 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 03:17
Re: OOC-1
And then you find a slippery spot and fall on your ass  ... a broken hip I do not need.
Kory Dear
 player, 271 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 03:20
Re: OOC-1
No your neighbor slips and everyone laughs then remember to ask are you ok. And for shoving all you need is a shove a local kid and 20 dollars.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 512 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 03:24
Re: OOC-1
You can keep it ... have a son in NY, I have heard all I care to about how lovely it is...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 519 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 23:49
Re: OOC-1
I will be gone a good bit of the evening.
Kory Dear
 player, 276 posts
Sat 31 Aug 2019
at 01:43
Re: OOC-1
See your sin knows. Hope your evening is a good one.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 117 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sat 31 Aug 2019
at 01:49
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Kory Dear (msg # 435):

son only = sin under certain circumstances...be careful with assumptions! :)
Kory Dear
 player, 278 posts
Sat 31 Aug 2019
at 01:57
Re: OOC-1
LOL , my typos get me in more trouble...then there is auto correct... :)
Kory Dear
 player, 289 posts
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 03:58
Re: OOC-1
I guess the question is how high was he.

fall calculator
http://gurpscalculator.com/Collision


1d for 5 yards
2d for 10 yards
2d for 15 yards
2d for 20 yards (60 feet)
2d for 30 yards (90 Feet)
3d for 31 yards mommy
4d at 56 yards Now I lay me down to sleep. Padraig take care of my girls!
So how high?

This message was last edited by the player at 04:14, Tue 03 Sept 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 290 posts
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 17:33
Re: OOC-1
I'll take my licks or death.

If I won I'd want reward, I failed.

So how high?
Runt
 Player, 117 posts
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 20:50
Re: OOC-1
Does bouncing count? ;-)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 544 posts
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 20:55
Re: OOC-1
Well he didn't really bounce ... or are you bouncing on him?
Runt
 Player, 119 posts
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 20:56
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 441):

Hmmm, that's a thought, LOL.  Nah, Kory would almost certainly slap Runt into next week.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 547 posts
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 20:58
Re: OOC-1
What a meanie!
Runt
 Player, 121 posts
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 21:41
Re: OOC-1
Be back online Thursday. :-)
Kory Dear
 player, 300 posts
Tue 10 Sep 2019
at 01:52
Re: OOC-1
Merry Christmas Padraig. :)
Padraig MacTire
 player, 164 posts
Tue 10 Sep 2019
at 10:37
Re: OOC-1
Le wha?
Kory Dear
 player, 301 posts
Tue 10 Sep 2019
at 11:28
Re: OOC-1
All I'll say is be happy game is mature and not adult...lol
Padraig MacTire
 player, 165 posts
Tue 10 Sep 2019
at 13:39
Re: OOC-1
Ah just read it in your thread!


Fast friends, I think :)
Kory Dear
 player, 302 posts
Tue 10 Sep 2019
at 17:39
Re: OOC-1
We'll I did need points, when designing my girls.
You should...
You be fine! :)
Kory Dear
 player, 303 posts
Wed 11 Sep 2019
at 17:55
Re: OOC-1
LOL.

I hoped you pm Padraig and let him know the places Gail wanted to go...ROFLMAO.
She's a Freak!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYHxGBH6o4M

This message was last edited by the player at 17:58, Wed 11 Sept 2019.

Finger of Fate
 GM, 578 posts
Wed 11 Sep 2019
at 17:56
Re: OOC-1
I'll let you fill him in...
Kory Dear
 player, 304 posts
Wed 11 Sep 2019
at 18:00
Re: OOC-1
ROFLAMO..still funny
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37SnLbsKJ7M

Padraig would be dad in video

This message was last edited by the player at 18:08, Wed 11 Sept 2019.

Kory Dear
 player, 305 posts
Thu 12 Sep 2019
at 01:32
Re: OOC-1
Finger of Fate:
In reply to Padraig MacTire (msg # 470):

With Inola, sure, with Gail ... no she is very dominant and pushes, spanks, cajoles and belittles until she gets her way... and yes, she'll get a bit physical with you too. And in the end, she'll want you to give her a good buggering. (yes, that was a pun)



In his pun is your solution to satisfying Gail.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 173 posts
Sun 22 Sep 2019
at 22:04
Re: OOC-1
Will.post.tomorrow!
Finger of Fate
 GM, 614 posts
Sun 22 Sep 2019
at 23:23
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Padraig MacTire (msg # 454):

Yeah, yeah, ...  believe it when I see it...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 618 posts
Tue 24 Sep 2019
at 17:20
Re: OOC-1
OK, Only
Mustafa is posting ... He has to check out for an extended period here in a bit.
I am ready to discard this game as a flop, given the lack of interest.
Runt
 Player, 126 posts
Tue 24 Sep 2019
at 22:31
Re: OOC-1
I've still got an interest, just still have no internet access at home reliability.  Finally last week the tech got out to the hose and repaired the phone line and I'm still waiting on the internet side.

As to the game itself, just sometimes I've got nothing really to say on what's going on.  But I'll try to be better on things.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 619 posts
Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 02:38
Re: OOC-1
Runt, I understand your predicament, I'll keep you informed of what happens and any new game(s) ... perhaps runt can do some world jumping...
Runt
 Player, 128 posts
Fri 27 Sep 2019
at 21:34
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 458):

Thanks for that, I've enjoyed this a lot and look forward to anything in the future.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:41, Fri 27 Sept 2019.

Finger of Fate
 GM, 639 posts
Mon 30 Sep 2019
at 18:12
Re: OOC-1
Off line for a bit due to family issues
Finger of Fate
 GM, 640 posts
Mon 30 Sep 2019
at 22:56
Re: OOC-1
OK, Bear with me... I'm going to be on and off for a few days anyway.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 177 posts
Tue 1 Oct 2019
at 07:10
Re: OOC-1
Yea me too

That 'C' thing has risen its head in my family. Am a bit off and on atm
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 175 posts
 "Shark killer"
Tue 1 Oct 2019
at 07:48
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Padraig MacTire (msg # 462):

Nasty, will pray for you.
Runt
 Player, 134 posts
Tue 1 Oct 2019
at 21:33
Re: OOC-1
Take care of real life.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 645 posts
Thu 3 Oct 2019
at 02:48
Re: OOC-1
Yup, doing that, but I do try to check in once a day...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 657 posts
Wed 9 Oct 2019
at 02:26
Re: OOC-1
OK, Mustafa is off on his 2 month journey... and no one else seems too involved.  Should we just call it and move on?
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 184 posts
 "Shark killer"
Wed 9 Oct 2019
at 05:53
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 466):

Happy to keep going solo until folk return...
Kory Dear
 player, 319 posts
Wed 9 Oct 2019
at 13:34
Re: OOC-1
Been off and on like the game just in a slow roll.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 659 posts
Wed 9 Oct 2019
at 15:44
Re: OOC-1
OK, Just checking... I understand Runt's predicament.
Kory Dear
 player, 321 posts
Thu 10 Oct 2019
at 00:20
Re: OOC-1
I total understand. I get in moods where I want to post 10 times a day, then once a week. But yes I am still enjoying your game.

What got my main attention now is a game called defense grid. It's a tower defense game and awesome.
Runt
 Player, 137 posts
Thu 10 Oct 2019
at 21:34
Re: OOC-1
Still here and just waiting to find out what happens when Runt goes to carry that message from Padraig to the young Duke.  Will be online for a good bit tomorrow afternoon and evening and also some on Saturday.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 179 posts
Sat 19 Oct 2019
at 20:50
Re: OOC-1
Phew!!!

?Back frpom holiday!!

Okay, i'll have a go at catching up now, i might need an update from you mr GM.


I sent the letter.
Runt
 Player, 145 posts
Sat 19 Oct 2019
at 22:00
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Padraig MacTire (msg # 472):

Now you've got time to compose the message you sent to the Duke.

edit - Ninjaed,

This message was last edited by the player at 22:02, Sat 19 Oct 2019.

Padraig MacTire
 player, 188 posts
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 23:08
Re: OOC-1
Am still around if you want me to fill.in while.runt is afk
Finger of Fate
 GM, 689 posts
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 02:14
Re: OOC-1
No, we have slowed a lot, but runt tries to stay up as best he can...
Runt
 Player, 162 posts
Thu 14 Nov 2019
at 22:56
Re: OOC-1
I'll be online a good bit tomorrow and Saturday.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 690 posts
Fri 15 Nov 2019
at 02:32
Re: OOC-1
No Problems ... my plate is running over as well
Padraig MacTire
 player, 189 posts
Fri 15 Nov 2019
at 07:32
Re: OOC-1
Runt, stop making us all look bad!
Finger of Fate
 GM, 691 posts
Fri 15 Nov 2019
at 18:12
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Padraig MacTire (msg # 478):

Gee, I thought he made himself look really good... it was just EVERYONE else who looked bad. ;-)
Padraig MacTire
 player, 190 posts
Fri 15 Nov 2019
at 18:19
Re: OOC-1
haha! :)
Runt
 Player, 164 posts
Fri 15 Nov 2019
at 22:55
Re: OOC-1
The one thing the kid is absolutely honest about is money.  If he believes he owes money he is scrupulous about paying it.  Maybe that's because the Gild and the Beggars Fellowship look askance at folks who owe them money.  ;-)
Runt
 Player, 170 posts
Wed 20 Nov 2019
at 21:41
Re: OOC-1
I'm about to be much busier than normal so switching over to the Duke talking to Padraig would be really helpful to me.  I'll still be checking when I can and interjecting comments when something interesting to Runt happens, but I just may not have as much time as I have.

Still having lots of fun.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 193 posts
Thu 28 Nov 2019
at 09:16
Re: OOC-1
Right Lets rock and roll!

:)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 707 posts
Thu 28 Nov 2019
at 17:11
Re: OOC-1
Happy Thanksgiving to all... I will not be posting much today I fear, but will catch up starting tomorrow.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 194 posts
Thu 28 Nov 2019
at 17:50
Re: OOC-1
Have a great thanksgiving folks
Runt
 Player, 171 posts
Thu 28 Nov 2019
at 22:16
Re: OOC-1
Don't eat too much. ;-)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 708 posts
Fri 29 Nov 2019
at 03:31
Re: OOC-1
I did!   burp...
Padraig MacTire
 player, 195 posts
Fri 29 Nov 2019
at 07:30
Re: OOC-1
All that turkey goodness
nom nom
Padraig MacTire
 player, 196 posts
Fri 29 Nov 2019
at 11:57
Re: OOC-1
Come, on GM! eat them turkey sandwiches (with the moist maker) and get going! :)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 709 posts
Fri 29 Nov 2019
at 17:26
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Padraig MacTire (msg # 489):

No sandwiches... a nice 22 pound bird with 7 folks for dinner. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, roast vegetables, Pan Gravy and Pies for desert.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 197 posts
Fri 29 Nov 2019
at 18:42
Re: OOC-1
sounds glorious
:D

haha 22pound, fuck my life i want that.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 710 posts
Fri 29 Nov 2019
at 21:03
Re: OOC-1
Well it's a bit smaller now that everyone has eaten... but I expect we'll be making a lot of freezer dinners from it.
Many of them are better than the original turkey in my view.
Runt
 Player, 172 posts
Sun 1 Dec 2019
at 20:46
Re: OOC-1
Mine was pretty much the same except for only 6 people there.  Still walking it off. ;-)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 711 posts
Sun 1 Dec 2019
at 23:38
Re: OOC-1
Well two of us got it right...  ;-)
Runt
 Player, 176 posts
Fri 13 Dec 2019
at 02:42
Re: OOC-1
Still reading but still busy.  I'll try and get something out tomorrow.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 219 posts
Tue 17 Dec 2019
at 22:41
Re: OOC-1
Hey folks I'll post shortly just recovering from.my works Xmas party
Runt
 Player, 177 posts
Wed 18 Dec 2019
at 01:37
Re: OOC-1
Still overly busy.  Will try to get something up this week.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 736 posts
Wed 18 Dec 2019
at 02:17
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Runt (msg # 497):

Yeah, yeah ;-)  ... been pulled every direction myself...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 745 posts
Sun 22 Dec 2019
at 18:31
Re: OOC-1
Runt, you can interact with the Duke all you want... we'll get that threat going too.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 226 posts
Wed 25 Dec 2019
at 10:15
Re: OOC-1
Merry Christmas you lovely people!
Runt
 Player, 178 posts
Wed 25 Dec 2019
at 21:55
Re: OOC-1
Finger of Fate:
Runt, you can interact with the Duke all you want... we'll get that threat going too.


Threat???? ;-)

I should be finished with all my holiday stuff by
Sunday so then will be back on my regular posting schedule.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 747 posts
Thu 26 Dec 2019
at 03:27
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Runt (msg # 501):

Thread ... and Merry Christmas to everyone.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 806 posts
Wed 29 Jan 2020
at 02:56
Re: OOC-1
Sorry I haven't posted, long day going places in Tucson ... got home sort of late.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 325 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sun 9 Feb 2020
at 06:10
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 503):

35 cavalry, 14 footmen versus maybe 20 men, at most? Time to start rolling up a new character sheet?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 856 posts
Sun 9 Feb 2020
at 18:45
Re: OOC-1
Or a change of plans perhaps ...  they are a long arrow shot away, you have some time, very little, but some, use it wisely.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 327 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sun 9 Feb 2020
at 19:24
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 505):

Moving will allow us to be seen, though. I got from your description that the underbrush was not so thick, and on horseback, they would be on us fast, so if we try to run, they will cut us down before we can get anywhere near back to the boats, which are a mile or so behind us, at least.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 859 posts
Sun 9 Feb 2020
at 20:12
Re: OOC-1
No, the underbrush is thicker than that, the horse could force their way through, but could get seriously cut up if infantry stood and fought there; the lower branches would also be a threat.

Behind you is an open area of say 50 meters before there is another wooded area with a small feeder creek and a little gully in it ... these small wooded areas along the river continue all along the banks, often due to small drainage gullies. You'd guess the Boats are 4-500 meters behind you anyway.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 329 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sun 9 Feb 2020
at 20:38
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 507):

Ah OK. That sounds closer and safer than I understood. If chased, we can stand at a gully...
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 354 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 23:27
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 508):

I have the guts of the mass combat rules in my thread you are welcome to use...should I step back in my thread and post there?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 893 posts
Mon 17 Feb 2020
at 01:51
Re: OOC-1
I think I finally found it, it wouldn't open or show up as it is an older Word format, now blocked by Microsoft.
But I'll look for yours anyway.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 357 posts
 "Shark killer"
Mon 17 Feb 2020
at 19:31
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 510):

In my game it is a post, but still. It would have been nice to have a little more round-by-round input into the fight...might just be me!
Finger of Fate
 GM, 896 posts
Mon 17 Feb 2020
at 22:17
Re: OOC-1
Well, I used you mass combat rules and the ones I have (the original ones I think ... charts are the same).

You attacked with 10 bowmen, then had 15 foot attack.
The 10 bowmen dropped most of the guards and a couple of those who jumped up to fight ... 7 total
That took the enemy down to 18 men with a 15% loss off the top
You beat them by 3 in the modified Die roll IIRC which put them down by 5 (3x 1.8 more and you lost 3 (2x 1.5)
I assumed losses are cumulative and the enemy was now down 50% ... you again beat him on the die roll by a more substantial amount ... you lost 10% and he was wiped out, with 100% casualties.  Bowmen didn't even get a second shot (takes a turn to cock a crossbow and that is really quick).

I used a pretty simple die roll to generate light, moderate and serious injuries. 1-2 = light, 3-4 = Moderate etc.
Enemy got a lot of 6s ... should not have let me touch the dice.

Then I rerolled in the Morning 6 = dead, 3,4,5 = still questionable, 1 or was doing better
At the end of the day I only rolled for for the questionable ones ... 6s were much too common as you saw.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 359 posts
 "Shark killer"
Mon 17 Feb 2020
at 23:09
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 512):

They definitely seem different rules to what I used...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 898 posts
Mon 17 Feb 2020
at 23:34
Re: OOC-1
OK, well I probably screwed up then in trying to play them...
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 361 posts
 "Shark killer"
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 00:25
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 514):

That's fine. Did the rules in my game make sense?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 900 posts
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 02:06
Re: OOC-1
I thought so, that's why I tried to use them.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 362 posts
 "Shark killer"
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 04:39
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 516):

Maybe you did. Can we go through you logic, step by step, so I can get how it worked? They would have been Rally first round, maybe first couple. I would have chosen an attack...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 964 posts
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 18:12
Re: OOC-1
Sorry... spent all day with my brother in the hospital for a Kidney STONE  removal procedure which didn't go as smoothly as planned; he's fine but I am feeling brain dead. He threw a temper tantrum over having to wear one of those obscene hospital gowns. such are difficult when dealing with an 84 year old man. I dreaded having to take him and it lived up to every expectation.

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:17, Fri 13 Mar 2020.

Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 385 posts
 "Shark killer"
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 18:42
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 518):

Completely understand, though have not been there nyself. Sorry to hear about how it went.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 966 posts
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 20:17
Re: OOC-1
It's life ... He's the next to last of my siblings, and has always been the most difficult. I know why that is (All parents away in WW2), and keep it in mind.
It happens when we get older.  Thanks for the understanding, hope you don't have to go here.
Runt
 Player, 237 posts
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 20:18
Re: OOC-1
Hope things get better, get some rest for yourself.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 968 posts
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 20:20
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Runt (msg # 521):

That's what I am doing today, Thanks for the thoughts...
Runt
 Player, 256 posts
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 20:58
Re: OOC-1
Just a warning, I've got even less access to the web so my replies may be even more delayed than usual.  At least until the stay at home orders are over.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 1031 posts
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 21:09
Re: OOC-1
OK ... Understand
Finger of Fate
 GM, 1111 posts
Thu 7 May 2020
at 18:09
Re: OOC-1
Has Padraig fallen by the wayside?
I see him posting elsewhere.
Runt
 Player, 268 posts
Fri 8 May 2020
at 23:25
Re: OOC-1
You got me?  But on the plus side, I should be getting back to somewhat more web access very soon, probably three or four times a week.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 1112 posts
Fri 8 May 2020
at 23:46
Re: OOC-1
That will be good ...
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 513 posts
 "Shark killer"
Thu 21 May 2020
at 05:53
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 527):

3,000 posts! Nicely done...
Runt
 Player, 277 posts
Thu 21 May 2020
at 16:17
Re: OOC-1
We're moving along!
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 577 posts
 "Shark killer"
Mon 15 Jun 2020
at 06:24
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Runt (msg # 529):


Just a heads up: I will have very limited connectivity for the next three weeks, and for the next 8 weeks after that, work will be crazy, so expect a slow-down in my posting.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 1216 posts
Mon 15 Jun 2020
at 18:15
Re: OOC-1
OK, we have managed before, so will just do it again...
Padraig MacTire
 player, 354 posts
Sat 27 Jun 2020
at 21:14
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 525):

I'm back

I just kinda got lost in the game, and then kinda fell out of it a little bit.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 1235 posts
Sat 27 Jun 2020
at 21:51
Re: OOC-1
I had noticed ...  So you are still up in Freehold with Melinda. Your father has recovered some (nice to have the kids home and safe) ... The army has moved South.
You have recruited something like 356 deserters from the enemy's army. A surprising number are concerned about their Families back home and with the 30 Sergeants that turned loyalist, you have a small but significant force. Arming them hasn't been hard as quite a few kept their weapons and the cast off stuff from the Noble Army's rout filled in all the holes.
Your father suggests you take a small loyal body guard and lead these guys back south, he'd like them away from Freehold.


You should be able to take it from there ... figure about 3 weeks have passed; Melinda has been good company and a big help, day and night.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 355 posts
Sun 28 Jun 2020
at 08:54
Re: OOC-1
Which thread?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 1239 posts
Sun 28 Jun 2020
at 19:37
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Padraig MacTire (msg # 534):

Well it looks like you dropped out on about Page 10 of OFF ON A MISSION. Read the pages up to that and then post in MARCHING SOUTH
Padraig MacTire
 player, 360 posts
Wed 15 Jul 2020
at 13:59
Re: OOC-1
Have been quite busy for the past few days, should get round to posts (on all games) shortly.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 1270 posts
Wed 15 Jul 2020
at 16:34
Re: OOC-1
Me too, I am acting as Guardian for my brother who is now in hospice care ... which requires my wife and I to be care givers at his apartment 8 miles from here ... and I still manage a post or so a day. You can do it and it gets your mind off of more serious stuff for a bit.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 632 posts
 "Shark killer"
Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 11:02
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 537):

Really, what sort of troops did I hire if a couple of guys in a rowboat can overpower them, even with me shooting at them?I thought they would have learn't last time...do they LIKE getting shot?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 1296 posts
Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 18:38
Re: OOC-1
LoL... There are multiple row boats each with a crossbowman in the bow.
Hitting anything is hard, but a good roll will do it ... Your guy failed any sort of defensive roll and got hit ... it could be much worse.
 Had you not hung back, you likely have beaten all these twinkies and been out of the harbor by now ...
Your sailors are rowing hard ...  your soldiers are fighting as best they can ... The small boats have two men rowing, one steering and one up front shooting. You had 4 soldiers IIRC, two shooting and two loading crossbows to maintain rate of fire ... Now there is only one guy up front. The new Passenger is attending to the wounded man and seems reasonably competent.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 634 posts
 "Shark killer"
Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 20:29
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 539):

Ok. We will make sure we get someone assisting in reloading the crossbow then, and keep 2 operating. If we have that number, we should be firing every third round then (1 round to aim, 1 to change and 1 to fire). Are they? Women and kids can take the place of fast draw (ammo) in that case...

I hung back because others were not equipped to deal with this as well as we are. Being in a bigger boat also has advantages...we should also have some cover they would not have.

How many crossbowmen threaten us in total?

This message was last edited by the player at 20:30, Wed 22 July 2020.

Finger of Fate
 GM, 1298 posts
Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 22:21
Re: OOC-1
Well with the one you fouled up, only 5 remain in the chase and only three are anywhere close enough to be a threat.

The women and children are hunkered down as you told them to do... the man is assisting as he can, now that he has bandaged the soldiers leg.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 1323 posts
Tue 28 Jul 2020
at 00:58
Re: OOC-1
Sorry for slow posting today, had to put a Cat down after 13 years with us, not a great Day.
Just got back home.
Will try and post later or tomorrow.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 652 posts
 "Shark killer"
Tue 28 Jul 2020
at 07:17
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 542):

Sorry for your loss. We had a tough funeral yesterday. Friends only daughter, an 8 to girl, was killed when a truck lost control... right in front of her parents. Really nasty. At least your cat had a good life.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 1325 posts
Tue 28 Jul 2020
at 19:20
Re: OOC-1
That's Horrible...  and Heartbreaking.  My condolences to them... I can only imagine the pain.
Padraig MacTire
 player, 368 posts
Wed 29 Jul 2020
at 16:22
Re: OOC-1
Sorry to hear the bad news folks.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 655 posts
 "Shark killer"
Wed 29 Jul 2020
at 19:38
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Padraig MacTire (msg # 545):

Yes. i kept thinking how it could have been my little girl.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 1328 posts
Wed 29 Jul 2020
at 22:08
Re: OOC-1
Yup... crossed my brain too... it must be hellish for them...
Runt
 Player, 318 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 20:22
Re: OOC-1
Deepest sympathy for everyone.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 880 posts
 "Shark killer"
Thu 12 Nov 2020
at 23:31
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Runt (msg # 548):

Back, still waiting on reply...
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1432 posts
 "Shark killer"
Thu 14 Oct 2021
at 05:20
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 549):

5000 posts! Well done...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2065 posts
Thu 14 Oct 2021
at 16:49
Re: OOC-1
Thanks, it just keeps hanging on...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2314 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2022
at 18:52
Re: OOC-1
OK, Chris1234 is putting a character together for this game.
You can continue with Mustafa or choose to play someone new.
Only issue with Mustafa is how we handle Lileth.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1707 posts
 "Shark killer"
Tue 19 Apr 2022
at 23:23
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 552):

Kind of like Mustafa. Chris does not have to be a partner...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2315 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2022
at 23:27
Re: OOC-1
OK, can do... figure out if she is staying home or if I have to play her...
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1708 posts
 "Shark killer"
Tue 19 Apr 2022
at 23:31
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 554):

I can play her as an Ally. I do not think cp were handed out at the end of the last mission, so taking her as an Ally would be appropriate.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2316 posts
Wed 20 Apr 2022
at 02:12
Re: OOC-1
Possibly, let me think on it.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1709 posts
 "Shark killer"
Wed 27 Apr 2022
at 20:16
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 556):

Good to post there yet?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2318 posts
Wed 27 Apr 2022
at 20:17
Re: OOC-1
Yes, I thinnk so...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2321 posts
Fri 29 Apr 2022
at 01:54
Re: OOC-1
Have I missed something?
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1713 posts
 "Shark killer"
Fri 29 Apr 2022
at 05:25
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 559):

Not sure...was that meant to happen?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2322 posts
Fri 29 Apr 2022
at 17:37
Re: OOC-1
You were meant to start talking with Squire Worley...
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1748 posts
 "Shark killer"
Tue 10 May 2022
at 22:25
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 561):

Resettlement, yes, but not lands for them as a group. Remember, speaking to the cheif, he represents the entire group, not just a bunch of individuals. Houses do not always equals lands, which in these times were often associated with titles, which we are NOT offering! So technically, we are offering lands, but not what they are likely to associate with that!
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2354 posts
Tue 10 May 2022
at 22:37
Re: OOC-1
Basically you are offering them a farm to work... call it 40 acres or whatever... in what was Zenther.

Only Squire Worley can offer land within his holding and he can be as selective as he wishes.

As for this group staying together, not a chance as they all have family in different places.
Squire Kenyan Worley
 player, 41 posts
Tue 10 May 2022
at 23:10
Re: OOC-1
Whoever wants can go back to where they came from. Ideally max half stay. Probably will end up being more restictive here as Keyan plans to make them hierachically report into the chief.
The Leader is welcome to stay. The second in leading is less so.Late here, so off to sleep.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1815 posts
 "Shark killer"
Mon 13 Jun 2022
at 05:11
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Squire Kenyan Worley (msg # 564):

1 point each to Diplomacy and Crossbow.
Squire Kenyan Worley
 player, 99 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2022
at 06:16
Re: OOC-1
Bow and stealth
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2429 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2022
at 16:40
Re: OOC-1
Approved for both, go ahead and add them, or let me know and I will if you ask
Squire Kenyan Worley
 player, 100 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2022
at 17:43
Re: OOC-1
Done it
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1817 posts
 "Shark killer"
Mon 13 Jun 2022
at 20:06
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Squire Kenyan Worley (msg # 568):

Done...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2466 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2022
at 17:17
Re: OOC-1
I am getting so slow in my old age...

I made a Breakfast bread with apercots and prunes and raisims in it and offered some of it to my son when he came by.

He saud  "sure, regualr bread I see..'

I said, "no, it's a fruit bread for breakfast with coffee".

My wife is giggling and my son says, "and it keeps one regular, right?"

I totally missed that one.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1854 posts
 "Shark killer"
Wed 22 Jun 2022
at 20:02
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 570):

Lol, I like that! A Dad joke...you must be a Grandfather!
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2467 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2022
at 21:29
Re: OOC-1
Nope, Not yet, a bit young still ...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2484 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2022
at 16:58
Re: OOC-1
I uploaded a picture to Group 3, mostly for Chris1234 but Bluedwarf might enjoy it too.
I am amused, but obviously there is still a bit of irritation. Thought you all might like a laugh for July 4th.

If not familiar, The top fellow is George Washington and the bottom fellow in Robert E Lee.
You may well know them, but assumption would be wrong of me.
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 113 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2022
at 17:53
Re: OOC-1
Knew George, but not Robert.
Amusing, TY!

This message was last edited by the player at 02:34, Tue 05 July 2022.

Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1866 posts
 "Shark killer"
Tue 5 Jul 2022
at 01:04
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Baron Kenyan Worley (msg # 574):

Lol, I like it! We are the greatful colonials here...but all so true!
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1894 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sat 16 Jul 2022
at 12:07
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 575):

I have to admit that I was also a bit unsure of my status. Thanks for clarifying.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1914 posts
 "Shark killer"
Tue 26 Jul 2022
at 20:12
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 576):

Are you looking for suggestions?
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 171 posts
Tue 26 Jul 2022
at 20:15
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 577):

Was that to Kenyan?
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1915 posts
 "Shark killer"
Tue 26 Jul 2022
at 20:21
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Baron Kenyan Worley (msg # 578):

Either. In response to the IC statement that we were waiting on an Adventure idea...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2538 posts
Tue 26 Jul 2022
at 20:21
Re: OOC-1
No, just time to think ... without inputs about rain, dogs being sick, various medical stuff, what I want for dinner, the dishwasher needs emptying and phone calls about all the things others want me to do/buy/get involved with.

A part of it is my own fault... I have at least three stories I am working on beside what's on RPOL.
One posted, well one chapter posted and the next expected soon. My mind is normally this active, but my fingers move slower on the keyboard.
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 172 posts
Tue 26 Jul 2022
at 20:33
Re: OOC-1
@ FoF - If it's ok to ask, are the "three stories" fiction books you're writing? Or plots for (other) RPGing?

***

@ Mustafa - Maybe together we can work up a package/idea that FOF and adopt/adapt and feed back to us?
e.g. I (the player) would be interested in doing some in-your-face combat. (Actually fighting stuff rather than sitting on the top of a hill directing troops with flags or whatever). It's completely fine if that's versus bandits, ogres, undead or whatever the flavour of the day is. We'd probably need to finesse it so that the interacton is off the books, i.e. the PCs directly rather than as leaders of small armies.
e.g. it's either an ambush, or something "off the books", so maybe one of Amelia's darl secrets, or some vendetta of Mustafa or, perhaps, someone threatening the woodlands (which would engage Kenyan). What are your thoughts?
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1916 posts
 "Shark killer"
Tue 26 Jul 2022
at 20:42
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Baron Kenyan Worley (msg # 581):

Yeah, an assault of orcs on one of our lands would lend istrelf to that. Mustafas approach has always been to lead from the front, so he has had backup for when things go pear shaped. But some solid enemies that have to be dealt with the old fashioned way are the bread and butter or fantasy RPGs...
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 173 posts
Tue 26 Jul 2022
at 20:59
Re: OOC-1
I have a really strong yearning for a dose of the old fashioned way.

(had a couple of tough days and feeling like I want to throttle something. In DnD, that's def orcs. Don't know how tough they are in GURPS. I do recall being shocked how touch orcs were in Rolemaster - about as tough as trolls in AD&D versus a level 2 PC party).

I doesnt have to be integrated to the manin story/campaign, although it can be; a side trek is often a nice change of pace and context.  :)

So, Mustafa, what thoughts have you that def lend themselves to Mustafa & Kenyan dealing with it in person (rather then in the safety of having dozens and dozens on troops around)? COuld be as simple as the pair are doing a tour of the estates and they encounter <whatever it is> obviously that's subject to greography etc but, frankly, I have no grip or concept on that at all.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1917 posts
 "Shark killer"
Tue 26 Jul 2022
at 21:05
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Baron Kenyan Worley (msg # 583):

Even with dozens of troops around there is nothing stopping us leading from the front. No special tricks required...
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 174 posts
Tue 26 Jul 2022
at 21:27
Re: OOC-1
Ok, works for me. Ty. Over to you, FoF. (I think we'd both happily go with whatever.)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2539 posts
Wed 27 Jul 2022
at 02:17
Re: OOC-1
Well lots to answer.
I tend to not do lots of combat with Lords leading from the front... however we ceratainly can do that.
I am just trying to pull some ideas together.

As for stories, I write for myself and post a few.  All are fiction. I can send one to you Bluedwarf, as I have your email., if you care. May not be of the least interest tho.

I'm certainly no hit, but then Stories on Line has a bent toward sex stories of the worst sort.
Those of us just writing stories tend to get lost there. But it is a good place to hone your skills, as there are a lot of nice people there who are willing to help edit ad suggest changes to the storyline , thus a Stick it out and just avoid the poo Piles.

As for Orcs, I play three types, Snaga, Standard and Uruk. Each is somewhat different in skills, outlook and goals. The different species do not necessrily like each other.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1918 posts
 "Shark killer"
Wed 27 Jul 2022
at 05:04
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 586):

Definitely interested. But not in the sex stories, thank you!
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2540 posts
Wed 27 Jul 2022
at 16:55
Re: OOC-1
No, most  of those are abhorent.

I'll shoot you a copy.

I have an idea forming for your next adventure(s) ...  No Orcs involved. ;-)
I'll assume you all go back 'home' for a couple of months before this next one.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1919 posts
 "Shark killer"
Wed 27 Jul 2022
at 19:57
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 588):

Yes. And train up a core of volunteer soldiers, all skilled with ranged weapons. Run Archery and crossbow competitions, as well as cavalry competitions.

Develop the land as much as we can as well, but rotating crops, fruit trees, etc that are sustainable.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2542 posts
Wed 27 Jul 2022
at 21:51
Re: OOC-1
OK, Reminded by the Baron... 2 CP apiece... it wasn't that tough ...
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 175 posts
Wed 27 Jul 2022
at 22:03
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 590):

TY!
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 1920 posts
 "Shark killer"
Wed 27 Jul 2022
at 22:15
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Baron Kenyan Worley (msg # 591):

Cool...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2543 posts
Wed 27 Jul 2022
at 23:51
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 592):

Both fine
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 185 posts
Fri 5 Aug 2022
at 09:46
Re: OOC-1
This is exciting but I have no idea what I'm doing. Ha!
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2007 posts
 "Shark killer"
Wed 7 Sep 2022
at 21:51
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Baron Kenyan Worley (msg # 594):

I understand you want the party together, but you are actually proving my point. With the information you are giving me, light infantry will be the best in a moist or swampy setting, and I would be a fool not to take advantage of it. So far, we have been forced to fight on their terms, and it honestly feels like our combat has been railroaded, but now with cavalry in a swamp, we might finally be able to turn that around.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2654 posts
Wed 7 Sep 2022
at 22:01
Re: OOC-1
OK, but do remember, smaller, lighter horses and smalle, lighter men. They aren't struggling as much as your cavalry was ... but there they are, between you and camp.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2009 posts
 "Shark killer"
Wed 7 Sep 2022
at 22:24
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 596):

They should be struggling more than our infantry was though, and you said the were also significantly slowed on that exact terrain the the cavalry are now in.

Further, for them to run from us is to run to Kenyan. I did not head off in secret, so he would be well aware of where I was. The horn would be closer to him than to the enemy, because they are behind us, and therefore between us and Kenyan...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2656 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 02:20
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 597):

No, Your infantry is typical heavy infantry, as they wear armor on torso, arms, head and legs, along with water and gear.

These horses have a rider, a light saddle and the rider has some water, a bow, some arrows and maybe a light leather shield.
They all have a knife and most have acheap sword ... but they are very lightly armed.
The horses sink in six to eight inches, so can't gallop, but they can move around fairly well.
Your men sink in almost 6 inches as well (some more and others less).

So, are you going to attack the light horse bewtween you and safety (presumably)?
Do something else?
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2011 posts
 "Shark killer"
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 03:56
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 598):

A heavy infantryman is usually wearing about 60 lbs of gear in battle, and weighs no more than 270 lbs, general no more than 200 lbs average, so a total of about 120 kg for a strong individual that was not overweight (yes I am doing this in metric). Average foot area depends on many things such as size and weight, but for the massive ST14 individual considered above, the unladen foot area was between 0.025 and 0.03 m square, barefoot (yes someone did the research... journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0118619 . That is 4,800 kg/M2.

A cavalry horse weighs 1400 lbs unladen, and a small saddle horse is 1200 lbs. Even if we assume no more than 1300 lbs (lightest rider on lightest horse), we are still at 590 kg, much heavier than the infantry man. Assuming a circular hoof with 5 inch diameter (generous for any but a Clydesdale) and twice as many feet, we have a load rating of 24,000 kg/M2! This horse will fare vastly worse than any heavy infantry! Even if they were deformed with 10 inch feet, the load rating of even the lightest horse with the lightest rider is still 6,000 kg/M2, 20% higher than an a heavier than average infantrymen.

Intention is to attack the light horsemen, who seem to have misjudged how far they will sink in...since when I tried to get my infantry on the same ground they sank in!

This message was last edited by the player at 06:33, Thu 08 Sept 2022.

Finger of Fate
 GM, 2657 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 17:35
Re: OOC-1
OK, You run the game.
I am/was telling a story, not doing a mathematical analysis.
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 249 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 18:47
Re: OOC-1
Ok boys can we dial down a bit, please?
I enjoy this game and want to see it continue. Ok so Mutafa, you don't quite agree with the way it's rolled out, but you've pointed this out and GM has sort of responded on that, so can we let it run and go find the sheik?
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2012 posts
 "Shark killer"
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 20:29
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Baron Kenyan Worley (msg # 601):

Sure. Not the response I was hoping for.

So what do you want Mustafa to do then?
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 250 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 20:41
Re: OOC-1
Just respond IG to whatever is before him, hopefully staying alive, return to the main force and together we can take it further
 That sound ok ?

This message was last edited by the player at 20:42, Thu 08 Sept 2022.

Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2014 posts
 "Shark killer"
Fri 9 Sep 2022
at 00:54
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Baron Kenyan Worley (msg # 603):

Question for the GM. I have been responding IG according to my understanding, but things have gotten further from reality as his actions were not what the GM wanted. Hence my question of what the GM wants him to do...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2661 posts
Fri 9 Sep 2022
at 02:10
Re: OOC-1
Not interested in any more discussion of what you think is real, Life is interesting, and I am working from my personal experience, however imperfectly remembered.
You have retreated to within a hundred meters or so of the Arab village and the water wagons.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2040 posts
 "Shark killer"
Fri 23 Sep 2022
at 00:30
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 605):

Ok, moved very quickly while I have been busy RL. Not entirely sure what Mustafa end up with, or where he is, but he would have traveled to the Duke with his report.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2704 posts
Fri 23 Sep 2022
at 02:08
Re: OOC-1
And he has, he drew an extra months pay, as did Lileth. You were also given a Bolt of very noce sil, plus three half bolts from the good baron.  Lileth is tickled pink, but understands that you probably need to sell some of it, A half bolt of nice silk is easily $150.

You get put up in the same Inn as always and are well cared for, Baron Worley shows up a day later, as his trip was a bit longer.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2041 posts
 "Shark killer"
Fri 23 Sep 2022
at 05:58
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 607):

Right. What missile weapons has he been able to secure?
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2705 posts
Fri 23 Sep 2022
at 16:54
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 608):

16 Arab short bows that they use from horses. They are only around 45-55 pounds draw.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2042 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sat 24 Sep 2022
at 04:49
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 609):

Ok. Try to hire a fletcher, and give the shortbows to mounted scouts, training more archers and setting up competitions and see to the county, before heading off to the Duke.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2706 posts
Sat 24 Sep 2022
at 18:54
Re: OOC-1
Most of the scouts and bowmen are fletchers. At first there is some doubt and resistance, but soon he scouts are on board, if for no ther reason that it lets them hunt for food more efficiently. It takes time to train the horses to hold still when asked.
Shooting while moving is difficult and you can see why the Arabs used clouds of shooters.
But a few riders start to show some ability to hit even while riding, and they are quack to tell other what they are doing.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2054 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sat 1 Oct 2022
at 01:02
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 611):

Then we will encourage training by holding competitions. Both crossbow, longbow and mounted archery.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2718 posts
Sat 1 Oct 2022
at 02:44
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Mustafa Zephyr (msg # 612):

Great!... you can do that when you get back...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2731 posts
Sat 15 Oct 2022
at 19:33
Re: OOC-1
OK, Group 5 should be a blown up map of the area, showing where Luscious Meadows is and where Westbay is.  Hope this helps
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2733 posts
Wed 19 Oct 2022
at 20:06
Re: OOC-1
Just so you all know what is going on, My Wife had shoulder surgery to repair some damaged ligaments (Tendons) and can'tndo anything with her left ar, furthershe has to keep it in a fancy sling, so I am Super dad for the next weeks anyway... likely longer.
Thus my posting is less often and many times less well thought out.  Anyway, Onward!
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 315 posts
Wed 19 Oct 2022
at 20:19
Re: OOC-1
Kind thoughts and best wishes for your wife!
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2735 posts
Thu 20 Oct 2022
at 01:53
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Baron Kenyan Worley (msg # 616):

Many Thanks, I am doing my best ... she had to suffer through spaghetti sauce with tortellini and a vegetable assortment for dinner tonight.
No telling what horror she may have to sufder through tomorrow ... might be  ... Left Overs!
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2081 posts
 "Shark killer"
Thu 20 Oct 2022
at 04:35
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 617):

My mum has had what sounds like similar surgery a couple of times. Best wishes with the recovery.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2782 posts
Fri 18 Nov 2022
at 16:32
Re: OOC-1
Heads up, Next Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the states.
It is a pretty big affair, confused by businesses trying to make money as well (Black Friday... big sales the day after Thanksgiving), advertising all the things you need to buy for Christmas. It should probably be renamed Commercialmas.

Anyway, I am likely to be deeply involved in preparations ... baking and cooking, including a "Heritage" turkey. That's basically a non-commercial bird,  the original wild turkey bred on a big open farm. It's surprisingly different and far more delectable... and expensive.
Pity there is no way I can share a little with you, as I know Turkey is not something that Europe or elsewhere has found much use for.
The difference to me is as big as the difference between beef and lamb!
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 354 posts
Fri 18 Nov 2022
at 17:45
Re: OOC-1
I agree. Proper free-to-wander turkey here isn't common and is rather expensive.
The battery turkeys are rather dry IMO.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2113 posts
 "Shark killer"
Sat 19 Nov 2022
at 00:02
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Baron Kenyan Worley (msg # 620):

We have bush turkeys, which are actually a different breed. I should try eating them...
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2783 posts
Sun 20 Nov 2022
at 20:41
Re: OOC-1
I don't know a thing about Bush Turkeys, and a battery turkey? do you plug it in to recharge it?

The turkey I bought was large for the wild birds and quite pricy, but it is only once a year and it is so much better  tasting than the domestic birds.  This one is only a bit over 16 pounds (I have cooked turkeys weighing up to 33 pounds on occasion) but then there will only be 9 people eating and it sounds like a ton of food will be there. I am not concerned, as left over turkey can be used so many ways and frozen so that people who have long forgotten the Thanksgiving turkey may eat it again in July ;-)

Chris1234, if you need to cook a Turkey let me know, I am sure we can keep it from being dried out.

For some idea of what we are talking about you can look up a Gould's Turkey, which is nativeto this part of the USA.
This will likely tell you far morethan you ever wanted to know:  http://www.nwtfhuagoulds.org/u...ulletin_5_9-9-09.pdf
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 356 posts
Sun 20 Nov 2022
at 22:57
Re: OOC-1
Made me smile, ha!

That's a lot of (and about) turkeys
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2785 posts
Mon 21 Nov 2022
at 03:08
Re: OOC-1
Yes, and likely useless information as well. But it does give an idea of what we are working with.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2119 posts
 "Shark killer"
Tue 22 Nov 2022
at 23:41
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 624):

High Treason is wanting to kill the King. It is much more severe than simple Treason, with penalties to match, and I suspect our lad knows it...

This message was last edited by the player at 23:42, Tue 22 Nov 2022.

Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 361 posts
Tue 22 Nov 2022
at 23:42
Re: OOC-1
I'm making this up as I go along. Is there a better term?

Maybe something like "...Violation of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Plaints..." ?

This message was last edited by the player at 23:43, Tue 22 Nov 2022.

Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2120 posts
 "Shark killer"
Tue 22 Nov 2022
at 23:44
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Baron Kenyan Worley (msg # 626):

Conspiracy to defraud the crown would be much more appropriate. Treason at a stretch.
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 362 posts
Wed 23 Nov 2022
at 00:02
Re: OOC-1
Thx. I've used that and softened it a bit. Sound better?
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2121 posts
 "Shark killer"
Wed 23 Nov 2022
at 00:09
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Baron Kenyan Worley (msg # 628):

Yep. Still a bit high handed, but not clearly beyond the realm of possibility.
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 363 posts
Wed 23 Nov 2022
at 00:13
Re: OOC-1
That was somewhat intended as Kenyan has been elevated fairly quickly and his diplomatic skills haven't caught up (plus i was having fun with it).
OK, thx for the assist. Bed calls. NN
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2790 posts
Thu 24 Nov 2022
at 00:13
Re: OOC-1
And I made it.... six pies down...3 apple and 3 pumpkin.
Pumpkin is likely another one of those things you don't eat/see much.

Took my wife and I six hours as two of them had to be gluten free! What a giant PITA! the dough just crumbles if you try to work it at all.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2122 posts
 "Shark killer"
Thu 24 Nov 2022
at 02:08
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 631):

Lol, sounds like it was a lot of fun!
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2792 posts
Thu 24 Nov 2022
at 02:37
Re: OOC-1
No, not really fun. A lot of work and I expect good eating tomorrow if I am lucky enough to get a piece.
Our pies have a local repuatation for being good.
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 372 posts
Sat 3 Dec 2022
at 11:04
Re: OOC-1
References to requesting horses edted out.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2799 posts
Sat 3 Dec 2022
at 18:17
Re: OOC-1
Thanks, looks like England today, gray, cool but not cold and damp out. Rain later maybe, although it always seems to be trying to avoid us.
Mustafa Zephyr
 Player, 2128 posts
 "Shark killer"
Mon 5 Dec 2022
at 20:37
Re: OOC-1
In reply to Finger of Fate (msg # 635):

Mustafa is at the merchants, while Kenyan is with the lord, right?
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 376 posts
Mon 5 Dec 2022
at 22:50
Re: OOC-1
They might not be simultaneous but yes.
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2803 posts
Tue 6 Dec 2022
at 18:02
Re: OOC-1
Mustafa goes in the afternoon and is back about the time Kenyan leaves for the evening.
Baron Kenyan Worley
 player, 413 posts
Sun 1 Jan 2023
at 12:02
Re: OOC-1
Happy New Year, folks!
I hope it's a better and nicer one for you and your families  :)
Finger of Fate
 GM, 2843 posts
Sun 1 Jan 2023
at 16:30
Re: OOC-1
Happy New Year, we are about 8 hours behind you and BlueDwarf is about 17 hours in front of me, so we all saw it at different times.
Icertainly hope a lot of things are better this year, but also acknowledge some benefits from 2022...for one we got about 25% more rain than usual and it is badly needed.
The Horror that Ukraine has become is a real down, upsetting and no one has been willing/able to stop it.