OOC Discussions.   Posted by Evil GM.Group: 0
Evil GM
 GM, 1 post
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 06:17
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We'll get to character creation specifics tomorrow...

My first thought is that we'll make ten 3d6 rolls, drop the lowest two, and assign the rest to your abilities as desired. If the aggregate of your modifiers is less than +8, you'll get points to improve your modifiers until that +8 aggregate is reached (with limits on max modifier for any one ability)...this is still fluid, and if you two have preferences, please let me know here.

Please roll for your Background Table choices and any other subsequent choice that offers a random roll (which may only be your starting silver).
Denalor (for now)
 player, 1 post
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 07:19
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Thanks for adding me.

I hear jamat wants to play a mage so I'll skip and make a Warrior instead.
Would Fost be an appropriate name for the character?
I wanted to play a devote religuius fellow, maybe aiming for Templar but since jamat make an apostate mage I'll come up with something different.

Have to work today to minimize personal contacts because if COVID-19, so will only be able to read up tonight/tomorrow.

Am at UTC+1, btw... at least until the end of the month, then summertime sets in, UTC+2

The above is good.
jamat (for now)
 player, 1 post
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 08:00
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Perhaps he could be a Templar he the church could actually have a idea that my character has magic but it could also be devine power your character could have been sent with mine to the village three years ago mine to tend the flock yours to protect mine and find out if he is a heretic or his powers come from devine sources

Alternatively I'll just play a dwarf lol

This message was last edited by the player at 08:01, Sat 14 Mar.

Denalor (for now)
 player, 2 posts
 Warrior
 Health 40/40
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 09:07
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Templar requires Magic 3... I am not exactly willing to put that high a value on something that hardly seems to have any use for non-mages.

Character ought to be finished, opted for Dual Wielder and Thrown Weapons... but Need to check if I am ever able to choose a new style as Shields look very nice ^^. Maybe change Thrown ?
Alos hoping for someone else to pick up Archery ^^

Also, I obviously have some skill with horses as I know how to ride and drive ^^, should flow into the Background

More tonight/tomorrow/latest Monday
jamat (for now)
 player, 2 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 09:21
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Ok will finish my monk today then :)
jamat (for now)
 player, 3 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 10:55
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Character pm'd for approval
Denalor (for now)
 player, 3 posts
 Warrior
 Health 40/40
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 13:17
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Quick question.
The Weapon Groups one chooses are effectively Focuses, right ?
jamat (for now)
 player, 4 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 13:23
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That's how its always been played in games I've been involved in
Denalor (for now)
 player, 4 posts
 Warrior
 Health 40/40
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 13:59
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Hmm, actually p.77 says otherwise.
You get penalty without Weapon Group Training.
jamat (for now)
 player, 5 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 14:05
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Well you learn something new every day lol

The GM's I've played with always said it was a focus but I'm happy to play it as is so no wpn group you get a penalty fine with that
Denalor (for now)
 player, 5 posts
 Warrior
 Health 40/40
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 14:19
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I was wondering, you see, why the differentiate between weapon groups and not just call it focuses...
Of course, I sure wished I already had a focus in my main weapon ^^
jamat (for now)
 player, 6 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 14:24
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Perhaps the GM can make a ruling on it for us
Denalor (for now)
 player, 6 posts
 Warrior
 Health 40/40
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 14:51
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In reply to jamat (for now) (msg # 12):

Nah, why?
That would seem like quite a huge change to the system.
Hmm, but admittedly I have not yet seen how you gain focuses...

Edit: found it, p.32... so I can pick one on gaining Level 2

This message was last edited by the player at 15:04, Sat 14 Mar.

jamat (for now)
 player, 7 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 15:04
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See  page 32 for gaining levels you get a focus on each even level on a primary ability and on odd levels one for a secondary ability

This message was last edited by the player at 15:05, Sat 14 Mar.

Evil GM
 GM, 2 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 16:39
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Boy, you folks were active last night.

FYI, I'm in UTC-7 (we've already hit our Daylight Savings Time), or, as we used to say in the Navy, Tango-minus-7. :)

I'll look at the rules on weapon groups vs. focuses to clarify, but expect that I will stick with RAW whenever there's confusion.
jamat (for now)
 player, 8 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 16:46
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I'm in London so GMT +0
Evil GM
 GM, 3 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 19:31
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So, yes, p.77 states that using a weapon without proficiency in its group imposes a penalty of -2 attack rolls, half damage (round down after adding in Strength), and, for missile weapons, half range (round down). Also note that if your Strength is less than the minimum strength of the weapon, the weapon's damage becomes 1d6-1.
Evil GM
 GM, 4 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 21:49
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I've posted in the Wanted - Players forum. We'll see if there's any interest.

I'm working on a couple of things and will put out the first post later today or tomorrow.

In the meantime, do you gents have any questions or thoughts?
Fost
 player, 7 posts
 Warrior
 Health 40/40
Sun 15 Mar 2020
at 08:28
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Still busy reading up.
Very nice weather here will likely force me to postpone ^^.
MIkhail Loren
 player, 1 post
Mon 16 Mar 2020
at 00:55
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Hello there, everyone. New guy here, time zone GMT -7.
Debating between playing a Force Mage or a Spirit Warrior. Would love to hear your thoughts on this. I'm definitely feeling a stronger pull to the Force Mage, but I also kind of want to know if you are looking for anything in particular.
Evil GM
 GM, 5 posts
Mon 16 Mar 2020
at 00:57
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I want to welcome christopherscottc and dragonrider912 to the game.

dragonrider will be playing a character named Mikhail, though he's deciding between his original mage concept or a warrior concept. I told him both will work for the campaign.

christopher will be playing a rogue archer who has yet to be named.

Glad to have you both aboard!

So, I would like the four characters to have known each other for a bit, and be on friendly terms (if not friends); friendships based on rivalry would also be acceptable, as long as the friends part is stronger than the rivals part. Feel free to discuss among yourselves the dynamics.

And, please share tidbits of public knowledge about your character here. :)
christopher (for now)
 player, 1 post
Mon 16 Mar 2020
at 04:13
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My characters name will be Richard. I am PST time Zone. Live in Washington State in the USA.
Evil GM
 GM, 6 posts
Mon 16 Mar 2020
at 04:20
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Cool. Three of us on the Left Coast (tm). :) I'll get your character name updated.