Round the Campfire (OOC)   Posted by Keeper of the Dark Woods.Group: 0
Keeper of the Dark Woods
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Tue 17 Mar 2020
at 15:01
Round the Campfire (OOC)


This is where we'll chat out of character.
Keeper of the Dark Woods
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Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 19:01
Round the Campfire (OOC)
Welcome all.

There's one more potential player to be sorted before we begin character generation. Here's the cast, so far.

Miskatonic University
Professor James Theaker, Ph.D. Archaeology, professor at M.U.
Christine Blake Theaker, Prof. Theaker's wife and Abigail Roades' close friend
Jason Lee Bliant, M.D., professor at M.U.
Thomas Daniels, doctoral candidate at M.U.

Others
George Mogrey, Abigail Roades' cousin and Henry Roades' fishing buddy
   (Christine may have met him once or twice)
Frank Smith, Lou Stein Investigations

Looking forward to working with all of you.

Any questions before we begin?

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:02, Fri 20 Mar 2020.

Christine Blake Theaker
 player, 1 post
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 21:06
Round the Campfire (OOC)
No questions from me, but I wanted to say hi to everyone and looking forward to playing.

See you in the game!
George Mogrey
 player, 1 post
 Huntin' Shootin'
 Fishin'
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 21:10
Round the Campfire (OOC)
Hey Christine - and hi all! Looking forward to getting lost in some spooky woods with yous.


Questions:

- if it makes no difference, could we dedicate the game to Vere Gordon Childe?

- what's Henry's replacement leg made of, or did he have wheels instead?

- did you mean to put the lurker in a player slot so they can talk to us? We can see them...
James Theaker, Ph.D.
 player, 1 post
 Archaeology Professor
 Miskatonic University
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 21:33
Round the Campfire (OOC)
Hello folks! I'm glad to be playing with you!
Jason Lee Bliant, M.D.
 player, 1 post
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 02:36
Round the Campfire (OOC)
Hello, Jason Bliant, at your service.
Thomas Daniels
 player, 1 post
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 05:01
Round the Campfire (OOC)
Hello all Thomas Daniels at your service as well
Keeper of the Dark Woods
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Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 17:20
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)
George Mogrey:
Questions:
- if it makes no difference, could we dedicate the game to Vere Gordon Childe?
- what's Henry's replacement leg made of, or did he have wheels instead?
- did you mean to put the lurker in a player slot so they can talk to us? We can see them...

Where would you like to see the dedication?

The leg is duralumin.

I tagged him <lurker> and that's where the system installed him.
x-lurker-x
 lurker, 1 post
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 18:08
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)
I'm good with talking or not talking, as people prefer. Spectating is going to be a learning experience for me, at least in terms of game mechanics.
George Mogrey
 player, 2 posts
 Huntin' Shootin'
 Fishin'
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 18:19
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)
First or last post would suit. Henry can come out in the boat, then, since George wouldn't be murdered by his cousin if he sank, and I think you added them as a player by mistake, because you can't tag lurkers anything (it's a different screen to the Add Players one).

Anyway, hi lurker! Feel free to pass commentary on anything George does, at any rate.
Jason Lee Bliant, M.D.
 player, 2 posts
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 19:17
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)
In reply to x-lurker-x (msg # 9):

Same here, Lurker. I'm very new to the game. Using this as an opportunity to learn.
Keeper of the Dark Woods
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Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 03:04
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)
I've opened three threads pertaining to Character Generation. You may proceed.
Keeper of the Dark Woods
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Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 13:47
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)
Sorry I'm a little late getting started this morning.

As an alternative to rolling for characteristics, you can do a point-buy assigning 460 points among the eight characteristics as you wish within the 15 to 90 range (40-90 for INT and SIZ), in multiples of 5.

I am sharing character sheet templates on your private lines.
Keeper of the Dark Woods
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Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 12:12
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)
I'm available to assist with character generation in any way. Just hit me up.
Keeper of the Dark Woods
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Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 16:15
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)
ERROR * ERROR * ERROR

CORRECTION

Personal skill points are TWO times INT not TEN times INT.

Again, Personal skill points equal 2xINT.

Sorry.

Don't forget your bonus skills the Keeper has generously provided.

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:17, Mon 23 Mar 2020.

James Theaker, Ph.D.
 player, 2 posts
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 16:35
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)

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Keeper of the Dark Woods
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Tue 24 Mar 2020
at 02:41
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)
Does anyone need any help or advice on character generation. I've posted threads detailing the process, but I know it can seem daunting in many systems. There's a character sheet in each of your Private Message threads that I'd like you to use. When you feel ready, just let me know and I'll check the math, etc.

I've provided some bonuses so you can help make your characters more substantial in skills. Don't miss those opportunities.

I plan to start the first in-character thread tomorrow, if I have the time. It will be narrative, so you can participate even if your char gen isn't complete. Do pick a portrait and fill in a character description, even if it changes as you get a better handle on your investigator.
Jason Lee Bliant, M.D.
 player, 3 posts
 Professor of Surgery
 at Miskatonic University
Tue 24 Mar 2020
at 09:15
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)
These bonuses you speak of, were they in the character sheet or the skills list?
George Mogrey
 player, 3 posts
 Huntin' Shootin'
 Fishin'
Tue 24 Mar 2020
at 09:59
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)
I found 'em - they're up top with the skills list - an extra language (or so), an extra physical skill and an extra knowledge one, they're just disguised by looking complicated.
Frank Smith
 player, 1 post
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 17:23
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)
Hello, all! Frank Smith here. Just a little slow getting things together.
James Theaker, Ph.D.
 player, 3 posts
 Archaeology Professor
 Miskatonic University
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 17:31
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)
In reply to Frank Smith (msg # 20):

Welcome! This game should be fun!!!
George Mogrey
 player, 4 posts
 Huntin' Shootin'
 Fishin'
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 17:34
Re: Round the Campfire (OOC)
Hi Frank! Nice hat you got there.