OOC Chat.   Posted by Book of Mudora.Group: 0
Book of Mudora
 GM, 1 post
 Long ago, in the
 land of Hyrule...
Mon 27 Jul 2020
at 04:14
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A place safe from the monsters that plague the land. Feel free to discuss the real world here.
Tekni
 PigLuver3, 1 post
Mon 27 Jul 2020
at 05:00
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In reply to Book of Mudora (msg # 1):

Am I doing this correctly? I don't have a lot of experience with traditionally formatted forums.
Book of Mudora
 GM, 7 posts
 Long ago, in the
 land of Hyrule...
Mon 27 Jul 2020
at 05:07
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So far, absolutely! Do you have any questions?
Loem
 PSinha, 1 post
Mon 27 Jul 2020
at 20:43
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Hey, welcome to PbP! I hope you have fun.

I should get my character sheet and all ready. You seem to have put quite some thought in your character's description.

GM, are you going to put an ad on Wanted - Players or are you counting on those two to appear soon?
Book of Mudora
 GM, 9 posts
 Long ago, in the
 land of Hyrule...
Mon 27 Jul 2020
at 21:11
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Good question! I've got the two I rMailed, plus three more people interested on the Discord server Tekni is part of. So I think I won't be posting up in Players Wanted.
Tekni
 PigLuver3, 3 posts
Wed 29 Jul 2020
at 05:49
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In reply to Loem (msg # 4):

Hello, Loem. What sort of character will you be playing?
Loem
 PSinha, 2 posts
Wed 29 Jul 2020
at 06:16
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Hello!

I imagined Loem as a heart type character who openly shows his emotions. So the concept starts with the short soft-spoken guy. Despite this he is a veritable force in battle and generally carries himself well in all situations. He loves to cook.

I figure this kind of character would be a good foil to what I understand Tekni is like.

Spoiler for Mechanically speaking: (Highlight or hover over the text to view)
The traits I boost will mostly be under the Courage Aspect, with some in Power. Cooking will be at 5 points, with maybe Accuracy or Stamina at 4.

Tekni
 PigLuver3, 4 posts
Wed 29 Jul 2020
at 18:06
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In reply to Loem (msg # 7):

Wouldn't their personality and character be more of a spoiler than their mechanical abilities, generally?

Although, it's not really that Tekni hides her emotions, it's just that she's bad at expressing them, and interacting with other people in general, so she would probably also be soft-spoken.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:11, Wed 29 July.

Book of Mudora
 GM, 10 posts
 Long ago, in the
 land of Hyrule...
Wed 29 Jul 2020
at 18:16
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Considering your sheets will be visible to each other, mechanics wouldn't be spoilers in the first place. And since having everyone's personalities and backstories listed in their Character Descriptions is a good idea, those things wouldn't be spoilers either.

In fact, it'd be great if we could work together to incorporate the group members into each others' backstories, removing the "how do you know each other" heavy lifting from me putting you in the same room and having awkward introductions. So for those of you with backgrounds in mind already, care to share with the group so we can have some thoughts on combining them?
Tekni
 PigLuver3, 5 posts
Wed 29 Jul 2020
at 18:20
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In reply to Book of Mudora (msg # 9):

I'll copy-paste what I had on my full sheet and we can build off of that.

Background
From a young age, Tekni has been captivated by the mysterious technologies of past civilizations she would occaisonally glimpse in the market or from caravans. She read much and read regularly, trying to learn as much as she could about mechanics and magic to figure out how to reproduce and operate these ancient devices, often sacrificing other aspects of her life such as martial training or social interaction. She set out from home to try to unravel the technology's mysteries once and for all.

Personality
Like many other Gerudo, Tekni is forthright and stoic, though these traits are present in her to the extent of her often appearing insensitive due to the bluntness of her remarks or lack of emotional response. She usually stays quiet just because she honestly does't know how to speak with most people. Her bookish nature means that these traits don't manifest themselves particularly frequently given she doesn't interact with others much.

Relationships
Because Tekni devoted so much of her time to studying, crafting, and tinkering with mechanics, she was something of a loner for most of her life due to never dedicating the time or effort to developing or maintaining social connections. As such, she has quite the tendency to flub social interactions due to inexperience, without the cognizance to realize she had many any mistakes at all. While not naive per se, she is relatively oblivious to many aspects of socialization.

Appearance
Tekni has many of the typical features of a Gerudo: scarlet hair, well-tanned skin, emerald eyes, hulking build. However, the common musculature seen in many Gerudo is much less defined in Tekni due to her bookish nature and comparative lack of dedication to the martial arts.

... So, what sorts of things could we add? Maybe she met someone through a chance encounter while searching for parts? Maybe we could more clearly define her hometown? Maybe some of the party has been there previously?

This message was last edited by the player at 18:29, Wed 29 July.

Tekni
 PigLuver3, 6 posts
Wed 29 Jul 2020
at 19:54
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In reply to Tekni (msg # 10):

Loem, what sorts of ideas do you have for ways Tekni and your character to know each other? (They probably should know each other, given they will be in the same adventuring party.)
Loem
 PSinha, 3 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 05:48
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Oh, I just used the spoiler format to hide the text, for courtesy. Obviously the mechanics won't be a spoiler since there's a thread for entering hero stats.

I'll put up some information about my character soon, but I think with a simple background like Legend of Zelda we could also meet on the adventure.

For example, we happen to come across each other while travelling the Hyrule plains. Or, we coincidentally target the same cave and see each other at the entrance.
GM, do you have any info on how the game will start? These are two no-fuss beginnings, depending on whether we start on an exploration phase or a dungeon crawl phase.

By the way, we have a third player too. Hi there!
Book of Mudora
 GM, 11 posts
 Long ago, in the
 land of Hyrule...
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 06:25
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Usually my Legend of Zelda games start with the heroes waking up and then getting their first weapons, as is a classic Zelda trope. I think I might forego that idea this time.

The plan is to have you start at North Castle, getting the presentation for the adventure's Big Quest from Princess Zelda herself. If we end up with anyone playing as her, then she'll be accompanying the group.

I figure it'd be best for characters to know each other already, because the "hello my name is" stuff is awkward and slows things down to the point of killing half the games I'm in. Gotta keep that momentum going. And it helps to know what kind of roles we want these characters to be in relative to one another.

And indeed! We have a third player, Pue. One more and we can start. Two more and I'll call the game full.
Tekni
 PigLuver3, 7 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 06:33
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In reply to Loem (msg # 12):

Loem, I can't help but feel like "they met randomly and started traveling together" is kinda lacking as an explanation. It could work as a starting point maybe, but it doesn't really explain why we stuck together, indicate our attitudes towards each other, showcase our chemistry, or really flesh out anything at all (which kinda defeats the purpose of elaborating on it).
Tekni
 PigLuver3, 8 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 06:37
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In reply to Tekni (msg # 14):

By the way, what timezone are you in, Loem?
Loem
 PSinha, 4 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 07:13
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Fair enough. Let's think of something to connect our characters.
Looking over your write-up on Tekni, here's what I think.

While near Loem's town, Tekni learns about an years old ruin that might be the home of some ancient technological marvel. She attempts to find out more about this place before she sets off to uncover its mysteries.
Meanwhile, Loem has recently made the decision to follow through on his dreams of being an adventurer. He has the chance now before he starts work full time at his family eatery.
They first meet when Tekni brings up the topic within earshot of Loem. He jumps at the chance to explore the ruins, and they get acquainted.


GM:
The plan is to have you start at North Castle, getting the presentation for the adventure's Big Quest from Princess Zelda herself. If we end up with anyone playing as her, then she'll be accompanying the group.

I had a mind to start small. I would like if our characters started out as simple travellers, who happened to face something that directly or indirectly is tied into the important quest. Besides, the Big Quest from Princess Zelda herself usually gets assigned to the Link. Plus we could get to meet Link that way!


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Book of Mudora
 GM, 12 posts
 Long ago, in the
 land of Hyrule...
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 07:26
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Ah, um. Link is...unavailable. He's in Eastern Hyrule trying to locate the mythical third Triforce, and the heroes need to deal with the child who defeated Demon King Ganon not being around to help them.

Still, I think I could figure out how to start us off that way. Ever heard of the town of Rauru? :D
Tekni
 PigLuver3, 9 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 07:34
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In reply to Loem (msg # 16):

Okay, so Tekni starts her personal journey, with her first stop as this town. She takes a bite to eat at Loem's family restaurant, Loem sees the materials she's studying or something, asks about it, and insists on tagging along.

Is my understanding of your proposal of the series of events correct?

If so, I feel like she'd be rather bashful and hesitant, generally very awkward. Would Loem try to just try to insert himself as her sidekick through sheer eagerness? Try to just come along anyway without a clear yes?

Also, my timezone is GMT-7.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:42, Thu 30 July.

Loem
 PSinha, 5 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 07:40
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In reply to GM (msg # 17):

Of course he is! The hero is busy with the truly important threats.
At first I thought you meant Kaepora Gaebora, but then I recalled there was a game with the towns named after the ancient sages.

In reply to Tekni (msg # 18):

That sounds about right.
Hmm... if she is too shy, then how will they team up in the first place? I don't think Loem would want to push past someone's personal boundaries. If neither character budges maybe an external event is needed to get them together.
Book of Mudora
 GM, 13 posts
 Long ago, in the
 land of Hyrule...
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 07:46
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That game would be Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, and is the very game we're set in. I'll include the game's towns as larger population centers, with smaller villages and such between them. The town closest to the castle is Rauru, so that's probably a good place to start.

As for the two of them having a boundaries issue, that's part of why I was thinking maybe they grew up together and so got past that problem well before the game begins.
Tekni
 PigLuver3, 10 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 07:47
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In reply to Loem (msg # 19):

Hm... maybe we can say Tekni is only shy when not dealing with technology? That way, she can team up with Loem for the cave rather than flusteredly ignoring him, and he can be sort of like her assistant, dealing with everyone she would normally have to interact with as an adventuring type but would be too anxious to speak with normally. Her confidant, her face. How does that sound? How old is Loem, by the way, because I might need to age up Tekni for her to be able to have this senior role over him and not have it be a bit awkward. (She's 22, and Loem seems in his teens from how bushy-tailed he sounds like he is.)
Book of Mudora
 GM, 14 posts
 Long ago, in the
 land of Hyrule...
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 07:49
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She wouldn't necessarily have to be older than him, or have a senior position over him. It isn't like they're in an employer/employee relationship, so much as doer/talker. Besides, if she's too senior over him, he might not share his cooking. :P

EDIT: I mainly don't like the idea of PCs having positions of authority over each other, as it tends to make player dynamics awkward. I save that business for Star Trek games.

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:52, Thu 30 July.