OOC Thread.   Posted by The GM.Group: 0
The GM
 GM, 107 posts
Fri 1 May 2020
at 01:48
Re: OOC Thread
Rasal:
Yeah, I like that idea.


I will try to set it up tomorrow-- it's bedtime for me now.

If I don't post in the next... 14 hours, nudge me...
The GM
 GM, 109 posts
Fri 1 May 2020
at 02:04
Re: OOC Thread

Whoop, I had a bit more time before bed than I thought, so I posted...
The GM
 GM, 110 posts
Mon 4 May 2020
at 16:39
Re: OOC Thread


Guys? Y'okay...?
The GM
 GM, 112 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 02:01
Re: OOC Thread


Um, heads up... I am one of those people who gets kidneystones from time to time... and one just showed up today.

Probably going to need to sit at the computer less for a while, but I'll do my best to keep up...
Rasal
 player, 19 posts
 Mage
Sun 17 May 2020
at 12:12
Re: OOC Thread
GM - should we be picturing this as the standard European stagecoach that's always getting stopped by highwaymen with masks and pistols, or is it a different setup?
The GM
 GM, 114 posts
Sun 17 May 2020
at 13:57
Re: OOC Thread
Rasal:
GM - should we be picturing this as the standard European stagecoach that's always getting stopped by highwaymen with masks and pistols, or is it a different setup?


That's what I was picturing...
Rasal
 player, 20 posts
 Mage
Tue 19 May 2020
at 02:03
Re: OOC Thread
Gnarl, how's your Sneak score?

I'm thinking maybe we both sneak up to the back of the coach, one on either side, and get ready to jump anyone who pokes their head out.  Or if they just stay inside and resume driving, we cling to the back until we have another opportunity.
Gnarl
 player, 28 posts
Wed 20 May 2020
at 13:07
Re: OOC Thread
I have a sneak score of 1, but I am willing to go with your plan.
The GM
 GM, 115 posts
Wed 3 Jun 2020
at 15:40
Re: OOC Thread

Are... we... waiting on me?

I think I'm waiting on y'all. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Rasal
 player, 21 posts
 Mage
Fri 5 Jun 2020
at 02:36
Re: OOC Thread
I think we were waiting to confirm what our next move is, which we maybe have done, and then figure out how to proceed game-wise?
The GM
 GM, 116 posts
Fri 5 Jun 2020
at 12:23
Re: OOC Thread
Rasal:
I think we were waiting to confirm what our next move is, which we maybe have done, and then figure out how to proceed game-wise?


Well, you two can discuss it in this thread, if you want, but someone who isn't the GM needs to post in the game thread for me to do anything...
The GM
 GM, 118 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 16:08
Re: OOC Thread

Okay, so now we have Victor.

1. Rasal, should we
--pretend like Victor was present (instead of Gnarl) for the attack on the carriage all along, or
--call off the carriage attack and plan something else? or
--restart the carriage attack? (it's not very far along anyway...)

2. Victor, in answer to your question, what you do with your shield is up to you as far as I'm concerned. You could throw it (especially if it's round and weighs less than 50 pounds), you could use it as a wedge to keep a door open, you could use it to help you knock someone down, whatever?

I went and looked at the rules just now and they seem a bit vague to me about what you use gear and supply for (am I wrong)?

I say, you can use each piece of gear and/or supply once each per phase to help you add a die to a roll.

Does that make sense?
Victor Blackburn
 player, 1 post
 Fighter
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 20:26
Re: OOC Thread
Greetings! Victor, disgruntled guard turned rebel, has joined the cause.

I'm open to whatever you guys want to do for the raid. Until otherwise told though I'm going to assume I sit out.

So as for gear and supply I did some digging and I think I figured it out. According to the rules gear are permanent items you use to justify a defense. Supply are a pool of items you can call from so many times per scene.

To elaborate. Gear are permanent things your character always have. For each gear slot, you can come up with a defense that is appropriate. A defense is a one time, until the next recovery phase, automatic success on a resistance. It gives "armor" as a justification for a defense against wounds. Weapons and Magical implements seem to be an exception to this. Weapons just effect the "circumstantial bonus towards effect" of combat. Implements allow you to cast magic.

Supply are circumstantial tools and consumable items that you might have on you. Items you collect, steal, etc are automatically add to the pool. So for example look at the Crafter's "Brew It Up". While normally a consumable the ability lets them have several potions always be available. So per scene you can basically reach into your pack and conveniently pull out any item you have in your pool. This can give you an advantage (like the +1 die you said GM), or allow you to do certain things. They give a lockpick as an example of something you couldn't do if you didn't have the item. After you pull out an item you mark out one of your "supply slots" for that scene. Normal characters I think get 2, but things can increase it like Crafter's "Brew It Up".

This is my understanding based off reading "Rebel Scum" and "THE GAME" posts. Does this sound right GM?
The GM
 GM, 119 posts
Sun 21 Jun 2020
at 01:43
Re: OOC Thread
Victor Blackburn:
Greetings! Victor, disgruntled guard turned rebel, has joined the cause.

I'm open to whatever you guys want to do for the raid. Until otherwise told though I'm going to assume I sit out.

So as for gear and supply I did some digging and I think I figured it out. According to the rules gear are permanent items you use to justify a defense. Supply are a pool of items you can call from so many times per scene.

To elaborate. Gear are permanent things your character always have. For each gear slot, you can come up with a defense that is appropriate. A defense is a one time, until the next recovery phase, automatic success on a resistance. It gives "armor" as a justification for a defense against wounds. Weapons and Magical implements seem to be an exception to this. Weapons just effect the "circumstantial bonus towards effect" of combat. Implements allow you to cast magic.

Supply are circumstantial tools and consumable items that you might have on you. Items you collect, steal, etc are automatically add to the pool. So for example look at the Crafter's "Brew It Up". While normally a consumable the ability lets them have several potions always be available. So per scene you can basically reach into your pack and conveniently pull out any item you have in your pool. This can give you an advantage (like the +1 die you said GM), or allow you to do certain things. They give a lockpick as an example of something you couldn't do if you didn't have the item. After you pull out an item you mark out one of your "supply slots" for that scene. Normal characters I think get 2, but things can increase it like Crafter's "Brew It Up".

This is my understanding based off reading "Rebel Scum" and "THE GAME" posts. Does this sound right GM?


I think you've said it better than me, yes, I agree...

Rasal, how about we abort the attack on the carriage and start over with a blow for freedom in some different direction (no penalty?)

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:43, Sun 21 June.

Victor Blackburn
 player, 2 posts
 Fighter
Sun 21 Jun 2020
at 18:01
Re: OOC Thread
In reply to The GM (msg # 123):

Cool. Now that we're on the same page about gear I'd like to redo that section if that's okay. Proposed new gear section:

Gear
- Mace: Weapon
- Shield: Defense against wounds
- Guard Inisignia: Defense against questioning authority
- Large Canteen: Defense against extreme heat

Supply
- Crossbow
- Manacles
The GM
 GM, 120 posts
Sun 21 Jun 2020
at 18:37
Re: OOC Thread
Victor Blackburn:
In reply to The GM (msg # 123):

Cool. Now that we're on the same page about gear I'd like to redo that section if that's okay. Proposed new gear section:

Gear
- Mace: Weapon
- Shield: Defense against wounds
- Guard Inisignia: Defense against questioning authority
- Large Canteen: Defense against extreme heat

Supply
- Crossbow
- Manacles


Sure groovy with me
Rasal
 player, 23 posts
 Mage
Thu 25 Jun 2020
at 02:28
Re: OOC Thread
Sorry, had a busy few days, just catching up now.  Sure, we can drop the carriage idea and raid somewhere else.  Victor, any chance your old guard gig would have given you some useful inside knowledge and/or access?
The GM
 GM, 121 posts
Thu 25 Jun 2020
at 14:45
Re: OOC Thread
Rasal:
Sorry, had a busy few days, just catching up now.  Sure, we can drop the carriage idea and raid somewhere else.  Victor, any chance your old guard gig would have given you some useful inside knowledge and/or access?


Yeah, we were gonna do some literal highway robbery, but let's think up a new way to get some money by breaking the Tyrant's laws...
Victor Blackburn
 player, 3 posts
 Fighter
Thu 25 Jun 2020
at 23:05
Re: OOC Thread
So a couple of ideas I've thought of:

1) Victor, or his contacts, know of an abandoned outpost that might have supplies. It could be taken over by monsters, bandits, etc. Whatever the GM thought would be appropriate.

2) Depending on how "classic fantasy" we want to get maybe we just can raid some bandit camp, or monster camp. We'd probably get less supplies but we get some favor with the locals.

3) We could always pull a robin hood and try and steal from the estate of a corrupt noble. They've got hunting lodges/vacation houses/etc right?

I want Victor to be somewhat honorable but I don't think he's afraid to get his hands dirty. A lot can be done in the name of the "greater good". So if you guys have ideas that fall into the "grey morality" don't be afraid to pose them. For example I think Victor could be convinced to do a highway robbery if we agreed to not harm anyone and promised to make amends in the future.
Rasal
 player, 24 posts
 Mage
Fri 26 Jun 2020
at 01:55
Re: OOC Thread
I like your third idea there.  Hit some corrupt noble's vacation home, which is likely to be less occupied at the moment and thus risk less collateral damage.
The GM
 GM, 122 posts
Fri 26 Jun 2020
at 15:09
Re: OOC Thread

Mm, yes, let's do #3, but I like the "hunting lodge" idea... because it reminds me of the start of Prisoner of Zenda... Still, I can see a sort of "vacation home" in the mountains...

Which shall it be...?
Victor Blackburn
 player, 4 posts
 Fighter
Fri 26 Jun 2020
at 22:13
Re: OOC Thread
I always vote in favor of whichever option the DM likes. It typically makes the game run better. So if the GM likes the lodge idea I vote we run with that idea.
Rasal
 player, 25 posts
 Mage
Sun 28 Jun 2020
at 13:12
Re: OOC Thread
Works for me.
Victor Blackburn
 player, 8 posts
 Fighter
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 02:37
Re: OOC Thread
Rasal do you have an idea on how to handle the situation? I was going to try to lie our way through this but Victor is most likely going to fail so I'm open to suggestions.
Rasal
 player, 28 posts
 Mage
Mon 6 Jul 2020
at 02:34
Re: OOC Thread
I don't have anything else at the moment.  You can go ahead and take the lead, since we're more in your environment than mine.