Out of Character Chat.   Posted by DudeMan McBro.Group: 0
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 6 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 22:21
Out of Character Chat
A place to chat :)
player 1
 player, 1 post
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 22:31
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
A place to chat :)


Yeah, might be handier than PM all the time
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 14 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 11:23
Re: Out of Character Chat
I opened up your character sheet. You should be able to put your stuff in there. For now let's just keep it at one character. If you have a name for your character you can give it to me and I'll make it so that you are no longer "player one" ;)
player 1
 player, 2 posts
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 13:26
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
I opened up your character sheet. You should be able to put your stuff in there. For now let's just keep it at one character. If you have a name for your character you can give it to me and I'll make it so that you are no longer "player one" ;)


Okay, so working with NPC helpers for now? Okay.

Name my music-mage Istvan (his last name happens to be Vanoson, but his friends call him Istvan).
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 19 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 13:51
Re: Out of Character Chat
We'll see whether or not you start solo or not depending on if other people join. This is explicitly a slow posting game. I don't intend to keep posting every day after setting up the game. The ideal for me is once or twice a week. So there's plenty of time for new people to arrive.
Istvan
 player, 3 posts
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 14:19
Re: Out of Character Chat

I have done my character sheet. I'm not perfectly satisfied with Istvan's portrait, but he's got a harp! So, yeah.
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 20 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 15:02
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sweet! Maybe you can describe him in words? Who knows, maybe I can find the time to draw him ;)

Also, I love the little bio that you wrote up. For game technical purposes though, your background for sake of advantages, should be a short blurb. There are examples in the rules you have access to. As a Windswept magic mage you also need to tie it in to your instrument. Now I do like the orphan angle, and the mysteriously found instrument.

Maybe you found it somewhere in a city as a street urchin. There is one big city, but it's hidden. Having this background will let you know its location if you choose that option. Perhaps the Caravan picked you up in that city and brought you to where you are now.

Another option is that you may have been a poor kid living in the woods before the Caravan picked you up. Maybe you impressed them with your musical skill, or maybe they helped you put the instrument together and taught you how to play it.

Another angle could be how you got into the woods as a kid. Maybe your family was killed by bandits on the road and Istvan somehow escaped. Then he found the instrument and with it, comfort, never feeling alone. Something like that?

You are free to come up with names and descriptions for NPC's in your background. It's your opportunity to shape the world.

You have time to think about it. I'm still putting a dungeon together and I'll wait at least until after I'm able to post a players wanted post up again before starting off. Which would be during the weekend somewhere I think.

Anyway, you've got a bit of time to think about it. Also, remember to read the rules and see if you want to make some changes to your character knowing the entire way of how things go. Knowing that you can know up to LV2 spells but not being able to cast them until level 2 might change things. Also, new spells need to be found/earned, etc. As a music mage they should be composed I guess, but there might be some extra 'rules' or steps to it that I'll come up with. I'm thinking you'll have to earn them one way or another. We'll see that when we get there though.
Istvan
 player, 4 posts
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 15:38
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
Sweet! Maybe you can describe him in words? Who knows, maybe I can find the time to draw him ;)


Mm. Honestly I think I would have gone with mfr484 , if I hadn't wanted one with a harp...

The pic with the harp is too old and too blond.

mfr484  is good because the person is darker, smiling, rogue-ish (with colorful clothing).


DudeMan McBro:
Also, I love the little bio that you wrote up. For game technical purposes though, your background for sake of advantages, should be a short blurb. There are examples in the rules you have access to. As a Windswept magic mage you also need to tie it in to your instrument. Now I do like the orphan angle, and the mysteriously found instrument.

Maybe you found it somewhere in a city as a street urchin. There is one big city, but it's hidden. Having this background will let you know its location if you choose that option. Perhaps the Caravan picked you up in that city and brought you to where you are now.

Another option is that you may have been a poor kid living in the woods before the Caravan picked you up. Maybe you impressed them with your musical skill, or maybe they helped you put the instrument together and taught you how to play it.

Another angle could be how you got into the woods as a kid. Maybe your family was killed by bandits on the road and Istvan somehow escaped. Then he found the instrument and with it, comfort, never feeling alone. Something like that?



No no, I'm okay with abandoning the hollow tree idea.

My conception right now: I feel like
--Young Istvan was forced to survive on the streets of the city after his parents died of the plague
--He found the scroll-case in an alley near a pool of blood-- probably someone got mugged, but dropped the scroll-case and it rolled behind something (or they knew someone was after them so they hid it there right before they were attacked?)
--When he read the scroll, he used the angel hair to make the harp... he doesn't remember much about how he did it-- the scroll probably taught him how to do it magically
--Very soon after that, when The Windswept Caravan came through town, they noticed him playing, and invited him to come with them...

What do you think of that...?



DudeMan McBro:
You are free to come up with names and descriptions for NPC's in your background. It's your opportunity to shape the world.


Really? So I could tell you a little about a fighter NPC and a cleric NPC...?

If you say yes, I'll do it. I have them in mind...


DudeMan McBro:
Knowing that you can know up to LV2 spells but not being able to cast them until level 2 might change things.


Oops, yeah, you're right, that DOES change things. With that in mind, I'm gonna change my music-spell list on my sheet in a minute...
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 21 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 20:28
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Istvan (msg # 8):

There's no need to have a harp in the picture per se, right?

quote:
My conception right now: I feel like
--Young Istvan was forced to survive on the streets of the city after his parents died of the plague
--He found the scroll-case in an alley near a pool of blood-- probably someone got mugged, but dropped the scroll-case and it rolled behind something (or they knew someone was after them so they hid it there right before they were attacked?)
--When he read the scroll, he used the angel hair to make the harp... he doesn't remember much about how he did it-- the scroll probably taught him how to do it magically
--Very soon after that, when The Windswept Caravan came through town, they noticed him playing, and invited him to come with them...

What do you think of that...?


If you can put that into one sentence, maximum three, I think that's okay.

quote:
Really? So I could tell you a little about a fighter NPC and a cleric NPC...?

If you say yes, I'll do it. I have them in mind...


Not just willy nilly, no. But if you mention someone in your background, they become a named NPC in the game.

A suggestion for your background:

"While living on the streets of (make up a city name here) I found a scroll case on a corpse. It thought me to make this harp with the strange hairs that were inside it. The sounds I could produce with it were so heavenly that it caught the ears of (make up an NPC name) who invited me to his traveling caravan, which sounded better than living on these streets."

Still a bit long, let's see if I can do better.. The biggest problem is that it might be too broad, giving advantage to two sets of skills. Streetwise and music. Ideally you only have one narrow field of expertise covered by the background. More of it can be revealed through leveling up. (see the leveling up part of the rules)

So this is better: "I found a scroll on the streets of (CITY NAME) which taught me how to create this harp with the strange hairs inside it. I don't remember how I did it, but I did, and now I can play heavenly melodies that are, quite literally, out of this world."

Or: "(NPC NAME) found me playing my golden stringed harp on the streets of (CITY NAME). He was so moved that he invited me to join his music living tribe of nomads and travel the lands with a full belly and in good company."

You can fill in the names, or I do. That choice is yours.

Either of these are good. Or make your own, but remember to 1) only apply to one aspect of life and 2) do a small bit of world building/relate to the world. There is a bit of a guide to making a good background in the rules.
Istvan
 player, 5 posts
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 20:58
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
In reply to Istvan (msg # 8):

There's no need to have a harp in the picture per se, right?


Iiiiiiiii suppose not...

You think I should go with the other one...?


DudeMan McBro:
quote:
My conception right now: I feel like
--Young Istvan was forced to survive on the streets of the city after his parents died of the plague
--He found the scroll-case in an alley near a pool of blood-- probably someone got mugged, but dropped the scroll-case and it rolled behind something (or they knew someone was after them so they hid it there right before they were attacked?)
--When he read the scroll, he used the angel hair to make the harp... he doesn't remember much about how he did it-- the scroll probably taught him how to do it magically
--Very soon after that, when The Windswept Caravan came through town, they noticed him playing, and invited him to come with them...

What do you think of that...?


If you can put that into one sentence, maximum three, I think that's okay.





"I found a scroll on the streets of (CITY NAME) which taught me how to create this harp with the strange hairs inside it. I don't remember how I did it, but I did, and now I can play heavenly melodies that are, quite literally, out of this world."


Yeah let's go with this one


DudeMan McBro:
Not just willy nilly, no. But if you mention someone in your background, they become a named NPC in the game.
<quote>

<quote> There is a bit of a guide to making a good background in the rules.


Yes, but I thought I'd get the gist of it approved before I started putting it in one sentence.

But then you did the work for me.

So... It feels like I shouldn't tell you about NPCs I'd like to work with. Oh well.

So I guess Istvan is ready for whatever the next step is...

This message was last edited by the player at 20:59, Wed 13 Nov 2019.

DudeMan McBro
 GM, 22 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 22:27
Re: Out of Character Chat
Istvan:
So... It feels like I shouldn't tell you about NPCs I'd like to work with. Oh well.


Not for now. I might ask you about people later, when it makes sense in the emerging story.

As for the profile picture. It's your choice! If you think one fits better than the other, you can use that one. Or you can not use one and write out a description in the character profile. That's also an option. You could do both a written description and a profile pic as well. It's your call, as long as I know how to describe things later it's all good to me.
Istvan
 player, 6 posts
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 22:41
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
Istvan:
So... It feels like I shouldn't tell you about NPCs I'd like to work with. Oh well.


Not for now. I might ask you about people later, when it makes sense in the emerging story.

As for the profile picture. It's your choice! If you think one fits better than the other, you can use that one. Or you can not use one and write out a description in the character profile. That's also an option. You could do both a written description and a profile pic as well. It's your call, as long as I know how to describe things later it's all good to me.


Yeah I have decided to change to the other portrait. You will just KNOW he has a harp. (The pictured harp was a little big, anyway.)

I can see THIS kid as a homeless street urchin and also now as a young adult (say... mmm... almost 20) having been raised by this half-hippie half-Romani-like culture...
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 23 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 23:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
Nice! I'm gonna be making some drawings for my pupils tomorrow, maybe I'll have time to sneak Istvan in after them :)
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 24 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Mon 18 Nov 2019
at 10:27
Re: Out of Character Chat
We have a possible second player. While they decide wether or not to join, I have a question for you Istvan.

You are part of the traveling caravan of music loving nomads called The Windswept Caravan.
We are playing a weird fantasy game. You can decide how do they move around!
Is it horse and cart? Do they live on a moving structure/castle/town? Do they live on houses built on a giant land-animal (like a tortoise)? Is it something else entirely?
You are the first character of these people. You can decide. You can take your time to think of something.

These are your narrative constraints:
1. It's a small tribe
2. It's land bound (so no air-ship or something like that)
3. Tech is mysterious and ancient, so if it is a wondrous mechanical vehicle, they might know how to pilot and control it (partly) but not how to fix it if it breaks and certainly not how to make more.

Have fun creating :)
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 25 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Mon 18 Nov 2019
at 11:42
Re: Out of Character Chat
Welcome player two:

if you have the rules yourself you can start rolling your character.

If not follow the instructions in the group 1 thread. Once you rolled everything, we can talk about class and stuff.
Istvan
 player, 7 posts
Mon 18 Nov 2019
at 12:59
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
We have a possible second player. While they decide wether or not to join, I have a question for you Istvan.

You are part of the traveling caravan of music loving nomads called The Windswept Caravan.
We are playing a weird fantasy game. You can decide how do they move around!
Is it horse and cart? Do they live on a moving structure/castle/town? Do they live on houses built on a giant land-animal (like a tortoise)? Is it something else entirely?
You are the first character of these people. You can decide. You can take your time to think of something.

These are your narrative constraints:
1. It's a small tribe
2. It's land bound (so no air-ship or something like that)
3. Tech is mysterious and ancient, so if it is a wondrous mechanical vehicle, they might know how to pilot and control it (partly) but not how to fix it if it breaks and certainly not how to make more.

Have fun creating :)


I was just imagining each of them having a vardo (Romani caravan)-- little wagon-homes you live in, pulled by horses.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vardo_(Romani_wagon)

Buuuut I do like the really big tortoise idea...

This message was lightly edited by the player at 13:00, Mon 18 Nov 2019.

Player 2
 player, 1 post
Mon 18 Nov 2019
at 22:30
Re: Out of Character Chat
I don't have the rules but will read through the group 1 thread and catch up.
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 27 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Mon 18 Nov 2019
at 22:40
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sweet. Iíll probably be offline most of the time tomorrow (itís almost midnight now over here) but will try to check up on you in the evening if I can to help you with creating your character.
Player 2
 player, 2 posts
Mon 18 Nov 2019
at 23:19
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sounds good. I think I have a handle on character creation so will roll stats tonight when I get home. I fully understand about being busy!
Istvan
 player, 8 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Tue 19 Nov 2019
at 16:07
Re: Out of Character Chat
Player 2:
Sounds good. I think I have a handle on character creation so will roll stats tonight when I get home. I fully understand about being busy!



Quick check-- is Player 2's character a human in the Windswept Caravan? A fighter? I suspect the answers are No and Yes, respectively, based on character name, but just wanna make sure.

MORE ABOUT WHY I'M ASKING: I was gonna give Istvan the music-mage a couple of npc pals-- a cleric pal and a sort of swashbucklin' sword-slingin' guy... but if Player two's character is gonna be a fighter... maybe I shouldn't add the sword-slingin' NPC i had in mind...?

This message was last edited by the player at 16:08, Tue 19 Nov 2019.

DudeMan McBro
 GM, 28 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Tue 19 Nov 2019
at 16:26
Re: Out of Character Chat
Probably a fighter, maybe a thief. Also good to remember is that while I might give you guys a bit more npc helpers, they are not gonna be the same firepower you guys have. You are the heroes, the rest are basically hireling, side characters to make you guys look interesting ;)
Istvan
 player, 9 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Tue 19 Nov 2019
at 16:32
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
Probably a fighter, maybe a thief. Also good to remember is that while I might give you guys a bit more npc helpers, they are not gonna be the same firepower you guys have. You are the heroes, the rest are basically hireling, side characters to make you guys look interesting ;)


Heck with it. I'm gonna mention 'em, and you can do what you want with 'em, or leave them behind when to good stuff starts, or not, or whatever...
Istvan
 player, 11 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Tue 19 Nov 2019
at 17:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
Istvan:
DudeMan McBro:
Probably a fighter, maybe a thief. Also good to remember is that while I might give you guys a bit more npc helpers, they are not gonna be the same firepower you guys have. You are the heroes, the rest are basically hireling, side characters to make you guys look interesting ;)


Heck with it. I'm gonna mention 'em, and you can do what you want with 'em, or leave them behind when to good stuff starts, or not, or whatever...


Posted.

I just want to say: I'm a good writer. BUT... I have a tendency to swerve around when it comes to verb tense in RPol games. It's sometimes hard for me to pick past tense or present tense and remember to stick with it. So... how picky are y'all about that?
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 29 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Tue 19 Nov 2019
at 19:25
Re: Out of Character Chat
I donít mind much. English isnít my primary language and I mess up quite often as well. Also, I liked your setting of the scene! Well done!
Istvan
 player, 12 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Tue 19 Nov 2019
at 21:31
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
I donít mind much. English isnít my primary language and I mess up quite often as well. Also, I liked your setting of the scene! Well done!


Yeah I realized my tenses were swerving so I went back and deliberately made everything past tense... this time, anyway...
Grunter Rocksmasher
 player, 3 posts
Wed 20 Nov 2019
at 01:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm hoping to be a Dwarven Warrior, a professional tradesman of violence if you will.  Also I am not the best writer either so I'm not going to pick up on tenses or anything like that.

Looking forward to playing!
Grunter Rocksmasher
 player, 4 posts
Wed 20 Nov 2019
at 02:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
Just read your guys posts and let me say you guys are going to be sadly disappointed when I post as I'm nowhere near that level of imagination! I'm going to give it my best shot though and hopefully get better as we go along
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 30 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 20 Nov 2019
at 07:49
Re: Out of Character Chat
No worries. Itís a lighthearted game after all. And I might help out by asking questions about stuff to help you describe stuff anyway.
Grunter Rocksmasher
 player, 5 posts
Wed 20 Nov 2019
at 08:31
Re: Out of Character Chat
Awesome! Let me know if im done and i will get started posting
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 32 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 20 Nov 2019
at 13:57
Re: Out of Character Chat
I put a small resolution map in the game map of the game. It was made before the mining town and human settlement were named and refined, but this is where we are now, location wise anyway.
Grunter Rocksmasher
 player, 7 posts
Thu 21 Nov 2019
at 03:41
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sweet! I posted but happy for feedback. I envisage the dwarfs as being orangutan like but more muscular and most of the hair around their face and head. I
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 34 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Thu 21 Nov 2019
at 09:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
Decided to put a knowns NPC list up.

Istvan: I wasn't sure about Yoska's gender since there's no gendered pronouns describing them. Is Yoska a he, she or them? If it's ambiguous that's cool too, say it to me in a private line then, so that I know how to role-play her/him/them.

Grunter: Is the "Thane" in Thane Goldnose a name or a title?

EDIT: Because additional questions.

This message was last edited by the GM at 09:07, Thu 21 Nov 2019.

Istvan
 player, 17 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Sat 30 Nov 2019
at 22:50
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
Decided to put a knowns NPC list up.

Istvan: I wasn't sure about Yoska's gender since there's no gendered pronouns describing them. Is Yoska a he, she or them? If it's ambiguous that's cool too, say it to me in a private line then, so that I know how to role-play her/him/them.

Grunter: Is the "Thane" in Thane Goldnose a name or a title?

EDIT: Because additional questions.


...So I should roll 1d20 again, just in case it does better?

IF that is the case, no harm in trying, I guess. I'll roll now, presuming that's the case.

16:49, Today: Istvan rolled 10 using 1d20 ((10)).

Well, so much for that.
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 40 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Sat 30 Nov 2019
at 23:03
Re: Out of Character Chat
Iíll try to get back to you asap. Too tired to think straight right now.
Istvan
 player, 19 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Mon 2 Dec 2019
at 19:57
Re: Out of Character Chat

Hmm, I think I'll have Istvan examine the exterior, looking for:

1. Any other entrance

2. Any chinks in the outside that might let him peek inside and get a preview of what's in there

3. Any footsteps or tracks (especially if they lead inside or are coming from inside...)

Would you say that would be a WIS or an INT check, to possibly notice and/or find such things...?
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 43 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Mon 2 Dec 2019
at 21:16
Re: Out of Character Chat
Oh, these kind of things you can just post in the actual session thread. Keeps it all nice together. What you character does isnít really out of character after all, right?
Istvan
 player, 20 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Mon 2 Dec 2019
at 21:21
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
Oh, these kind of things you can just post in the actual session thread. Keeps it all nice together. What you character does isnít really out of character after all, right?


Istvan:
Would you say that would be a WIS or an INT check, to possibly notice and/or find such things...?


But... would you say that would be a WIS or an INT check, to possibly notice and/or find such things...?
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 44 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Mon 2 Dec 2019
at 21:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
It depend how he does it, really. Is he using logic and reason, applying learned knowledge (int) or is he trying to use common sense, experience and instinct. (wis). It all depends on description.
Istvan
 player, 22 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 14:05
Re: Out of Character Chat

Ooh, do we get to pick what zodiac sign we were born in...?
Istvan
 player, 23 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 14:05
Re: Out of Character Chat
Istvan:
Ooh, do we get to pick what zodiac sign we were born in...?



...Or is what moon we were born under more important...?
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 47 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 15:17
Re: Out of Character Chat
It's only important if we'll make it important :)

Feel free to pick it. You can either pick one that relates to your character's personality or character type or not. It's up to you. Followers of Noric might think it is, others might not. We have not established it to be true or not yet. If it becomes vital we'll make rules about it, but at the moment it's not important. I just was inspired and knocked that out slightly based on names of our months and days, but not entirely, and the Zodiac itself just has as many cycles as the Chinese one, but the likeness ends there. I made them kind of reflect the twelve moons a bit, but that's all.
Istvan
 player, 25 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 16:27
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
It's only important if we'll make it important :)

Feel free to pick it. You can either pick one that relates to your character's personality or character type or not. It's up to you. Followers of Noric might think it is, others might not. We have not established it to be true or not yet. If it becomes vital we'll make rules about it, but at the moment it's not important. I just was inspired and knocked that out slightly based on names of our months and days, but not entirely, and the Zodiac itself just has as many cycles as the Chinese one, but the likeness ends there. I made them kind of reflect the twelve moons a bit, but that's all.



In the year of The Gathering Chipmunk, Istvan was born during the Moon of Doors. It was a†Moonsday.
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 48 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 19:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sweet! Feel free to put it on your character sheet. I'm gonna wait with posting until the weekend to see if Grunter shows up again, but so far they haven't logged in since nov 21 I think. If he stays away for a month he'll become a type of hireling.
Istvan
 player, 26 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 19:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
Sweet! Feel free to put it on your character sheet.


Already did!

DudeMan McBro:
I'm gonna wait with posting until the weekend to see if Grunter shows up again, but so far they haven't logged in since nov 21 I think. If he stays away for a month he'll become a type of hireling.


Understandable.
Istvan
 player, 27 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 19:17
Re: Out of Character Chat
Istvan:
DudeMan McBro:
Sweet! Feel free to put it on your character sheet.


Already did!

DudeMan McBro:
I'm gonna wait with posting until the weekend to see if Grunter shows up again, but so far they haven't logged in since nov 21 I think. If he stays away for a month he'll become a type of hireling.


Understandable.



As long as we're waiting... I invite you to look at this new game I've been working on lately...

link to another game
Istvan
 player, 28 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Sat 7 Dec 2019
at 14:37
Re: Out of Character Chat

For familiar, Istvan rolled the ladybug swarm.

What can they do?

Can they communicate with him, since they're his magical familiars?

Can they, or some of them, go look around inside the dome, and report back?

Does it hurt Istvan if some of his ladybugs die?

Or are they, just, like, his pets, and don't really do anything...?
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 50 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Sat 7 Dec 2019
at 14:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
It doesnít specify, so Iíll have to make a ruling. But my first question then is: What do you think a familiar is/entails? I will probably answer with a yes. Depending on how wild you want to go, it might be a ďyes, butĒ where I limit it somewhat, but generally things should be okay to suggest.
Istvan
 player, 29 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Sat 7 Dec 2019
at 15:38
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
It doesnít specify, so Iíll have to make a ruling. But my first question then is: What do you think a familiar is/entails? I will probably answer with a yes. Depending on how wild you want to go, it might be a ďyes, butĒ where I limit it somewhat, but generally things should be okay to suggest.


Basic definition, I would say "a mage's familiar is an animal, creature, or other non-human-being that helps a mage, especially with the mage's magical activities, sometimes including offering advice."
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 51 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Sat 7 Dec 2019
at 16:07
Re: Out of Character Chat
That seems fair. When you want to use the familiar, Iíd say, describe what you want it to do and just roll a d20. Iíll decide what stat it needs to roll under when I read it. (rolling beforehand to try and avoid having to wait on just me telling you what to roll under. If you think it falls under a specific stat or you have a specific stat you want to try and roll under you can try to make your case beforehand in the same post. I will then keep it into consideration. I will avoid arguing about the outcome afterwards to keep a slow paced game going, but if you have questions you can ask afterwards to try and clear things up incase the same kind of situation comes up again.
Istvan
 player, 30 posts
Sat 7 Dec 2019
at 16:55
Re: Out of Character Chat

This message was deleted by the player at 16:56, Sat 07 Dec 2019.

Istvan
 player, 31 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Sat 7 Dec 2019
at 16:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
That seems fair. When you want to use the familiar, Iíd say, describe what you want it to do and just roll a d20. Iíll decide what stat it needs to roll under when I read it. (rolling beforehand to try and avoid having to wait on just me telling you what to roll under. If you think it falls under a specific stat or you have a specific stat you want to try and roll under you can try to make your case beforehand in the same post. I will then keep it into consideration. I will avoid arguing about the outcome afterwards to keep a slow paced game going, but if you have questions you can ask afterwards to try and clear things up incase the same kind of situation comes up again.


Makes sense to me...

...So does it hurt Istvan in any way if some of his bugs get hurt, though...?

I thought maybe they might have a mental bond... he might see what they see... but if some bugs die, that could be a problem...
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 52 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Sat 7 Dec 2019
at 17:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hmmm... probably depending on what happens, but most likely not. Maybe on a critical fail. But I feel like losing (part) of your familiar is already punishment enough.
Istvan
 player, 36 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Tue 10 Dec 2019
at 14:17
Re: Out of Character Chat

Hmm... so we haven't found any other entrance, and the one entrance we've found is got a Pit Plant at it.

How big is the Pit Plant's trap door? Can we jump over it, or step around it, or...??
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 57 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Tue 10 Dec 2019
at 18:11
Re: Out of Character Chat
Iíd say that itís slightly bigger than a large manhole cover. Definitely jumpable. Especially when not weighed down by anything. You wonít need to roll, neither does your hired help, except for grunter, with all his armour. Heís the only one that will require to roll, should he jump.
Istvan
 player, 37 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Tue 10 Dec 2019
at 18:24
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
Iíd say that itís slightly bigger than a large manhole cover. Definitely jumpable. Especially when not weighed down by anything. You wonít need to roll, neither does your hired help, except for grunter, with all his armour. Heís the only one that will require to roll, should he jump.


Hm. Any boards or anything around that we can lay down over it...?
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 58 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Tue 10 Dec 2019
at 22:34
Re: Out of Character Chat
You can look for them. Depending on how you describe looking will depend which stat youíll need to roll under.

The grasslands are just grasslands, the caravan with itís constructed buildings on the backs of turtles is behind you and Grunter is carrying a shield.
Istvan
 player, 38 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3
Tue 10 Dec 2019
at 22:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
You can look for them. Depending on how you describe looking will depend which stat youíll need to roll under.

The grasslands are just grasslands, the caravan with itís constructed buildings on the backs of turtles is behind you and Grunter is carrying a shield.


Oh, right! Is Grunter's shield bigger than the area in question...?
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 59 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 11 Dec 2019
at 07:31
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yes, but only by a small margin.
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 63 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Fri 20 Dec 2019
at 18:40
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry for being silent. Got sick, am better, but now scrambling to pack as I leave home for a week for travel tomorrow morning.

Will try to get back to you eventually, but probably not this year. Happy Hollidays! See you in 2020!
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 64 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Fri 3 Jan 2020
at 14:49
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm back, but still kinda groggy and jet-lagged so I'll probably not find the energy to post today. However, it's a new year! Take an experience point!
Istvan
 player, 43 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3 || XP: 1
Tue 7 Jan 2020
at 22:01
Re: Out of Character Chat

Little busy and under the weather today. Hope to return tomorrow...
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 66 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 8 Jan 2020
at 13:57
Re: Out of Character Chat
No worries. Once a week is enough!
Istvan
 player, 44 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3 || XP: 1
Wed 8 Jan 2020
at 17:45
Re: Out of Character Chat

What's the rush? Why not just start exploring tomorrow morning?

Because if there's some rush I've forgotten about, then I'm really concerned about not getting the torchbearer instead of the dwarf.
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 67 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 8 Jan 2020
at 20:24
Re: Out of Character Chat
I was not entirely sure what you were talking about, until I thought it might be that you are talking about the game, and not the pacing of the game. Itís up to you to decide where the rush is, or if there is any at all. I just list consequences for actions. If you take your time to haggle and compare prices at various sellers, it will take a bit of time.

Wether that is a bad thing or not is up to you to decide.
Istvan
 player, 45 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3 || XP: 1
Wed 8 Jan 2020
at 22:16
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
Itís up to you to decide where the rush is, or if there is any at all. I just list consequences for actions. If you take your time to haggle and compare prices at various sellers, it will take a bit of time.

Wether that is a bad thing or not is up to you to decide.


Well... Istvan doesn't really wanna GO in there after dark... So if he doesn't do that, then MAYBE he doesn't need a torch-bearer...

...Right...?

Does the caravan have to move on soon or something...?
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 68 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Thu 9 Jan 2020
at 00:22
Re: Out of Character Chat
Well, heís going into an unlit ruin. A torchbearer will come in handy.

No immediate need to go somewhere for the caravan. They are here specifically for the ruin.
Istvan
 player, 46 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3 || XP: 1
Thu 9 Jan 2020
at 18:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
Well, heís going into an unlit ruin. A torchbearer will come in handy.

No immediate need to go somewhere for the caravan. They are here specifically for the ruin.


Okay then honestly I think I want to switch to torchbearer and the hunter, honestly, since our dwarf player didn't come back...

That okay?
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 69 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Thu 9 Jan 2020
at 23:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
Iím not sure what you mean. You already have them both with you, right? Grunter will just be another follower tagging along. He will have no real character sheet as long as heís an NPC. So currently you have a company of Grunter the Warrior, The Hunter (which you named Guaril) and a Torchbearer. If you want Grunter to count as a Porter instead of a Mercenary that can be arranged, but once decided thereís no going back.
Istvan
 player, 47 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3 || XP: 1
Thu 9 Jan 2020
at 23:30
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
Iím not sure what you mean. You already have them both with you, right?



...Remember when I had to choose who'd be on my team? And there wasn't room for me to choose

b) Chimian - Son of Chitaro, carefree blade master?

I mis-remembered that as that I had to choose between the dwarf, the torchbearer, and the hunter.

Sooooo yeah I do have the dwarf, torchbearer, and hunter. Sorry about that... it was kind of a long time ago...
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 75 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Fri 17 Jan 2020
at 05:24
Re: Out of Character Chat
Iím having an incredibly busy few days ahead of me. Donít expect a post from me until at least on monday (and even then, aiming for wednesday is probably safer)
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 94 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Fri 31 Jan 2020
at 21:58
Re: Out of Character Chat
Itís a very busy weekend, and also, slightly related, my birthday! Get a free XP. Iíll get back to you asap.
Istvan
 player, 73 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3 || XP: 3
Sun 2 Feb 2020
at 00:23
Re: Out of Character Chat

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EP...t=jpg&name=large
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 95 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Sun 2 Feb 2020
at 07:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
Thatís amazing! Did you draw that? Anyway, have to go again, busy day is starting!
Istvan
 player, 74 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3 || XP: 3
Sun 2 Feb 2020
at 14:36
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
Thatís amazing! Did you draw that? Anyway, have to go again, busy day is starting!


No, it just showed up in my Twitter feed yesterday!
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 99 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 5 Feb 2020
at 18:51
Re: Out of Character Chat
I still need a wisdom roll. :)
Istvan
 player, 78 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3 || XP: 3
Wed 5 Feb 2020
at 22:47
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
I still need a wisdom roll. :)



OH! I thought it was either/or.

So I guess no teamwork possible on the Wis check...?
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 100 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Thu 6 Feb 2020
at 04:34
Re: Out of Character Chat
Not really, no, no teamwork.
Istvan
 player, 79 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3 || XP: 3
Thu 6 Feb 2020
at 14:18
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
Not really, no, no teamwork.


08:18, Today: Istvan rolled 18 using 1d20 ((18)).

Nope.
DudeMan McBro
 GM, 103 posts
 DudeBro McMan
 BroMan McDude
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 13:09
Re: Out of Character Chat
pretty busy atm, will be slow with posting!
Istvan
 player, 82 posts
 Human Music-Mage/Harpist
 HP: 3/3 || XP: 3
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 13:58
Re: Out of Character Chat
DudeMan McBro:
pretty busy atm, will be slow with posting!



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