The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)   Posted by Game Master.Group: 0
Game Master
 GM, 7 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2020
at 02:27
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
A place for OOC discussion
Athos
 player, 1 post
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 02:27
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)

 Greetings
Game Master
 GM, 8 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 02:43
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
I can change the character's name when you have one.  How do we go about recruiting other players?  Do you know anyone else willing to play?
Athos
 player, 2 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 04:26
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)

 Only those that showed interest  in the GM wanted thread.
Athos
 player, 3 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 04:42
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)

 Alexandre Maltaise
Alexandre Maltaise
 player, 4 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 05:02
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
 You where very correct about the Cardinal. He was an extreme Royalist, and did everything in his power to bring Louis to absolute power in France.
Game Master
 GM, 9 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 12:57
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In reply to Alexandre Maltaise (msg # 6):

That bit is something of a prelude because most people who enjoy the genre and even play the game have not read the book; they get their perspectives from the movies.  Some of the movies are quite good (the '70's one with Richard Chamberlin stands out) and many are fun, but they often portray the Cardinal as a would-be usurper and traitor.
Marsuvees Black
 player, 1 post
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 19:05
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
Hey everyone.  Glad to be playing with you.  I'm ready for some swashbuckling adventures.

There's some great detail in that background, I'll be sure to parse all the way through it.

So are we thinking that we're Musketeers working for the government?  Or is all of that still up for grabs?

I'll start rolling up my character and building my sheet.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:11, Fri 11 Sept.

Game Master
 GM, 10 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 19:09
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
I sent a note to one other player who showed interest in the Seeking GM forum.  A couple of questions:

1.  How many of you own the book(s), which ones?
2.  Do you know anyone else on the site interested?
3.  Shall we advertise for more players?
4.  I'm considering either "The Man Behind the Mask" or "Monsieur LeDroit's Secret" as first adventure, any preferences?  Another one?
Marsuvees Black
 player, 2 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 19:15
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
In reply to Game Master (msg # 9):

1) Are you talking about the rulebook for flashing Blades or the Musketeer books?  If the rulebook, yes I own the flashing blades book and maybe another of the FGU books but I can't remember which.  If the Musketeers, I own the first one but read all of them about 25 years ago, lol.
2) I don't know anyone.  I can reach out if you'd like.
3) I'm fine with the two PCs, but if you want a bit more to keep the momentum up and for more storylines, or you just like fuller games, go for it.  I personally don't like more than about 5 PCs though.
4) I'm fine with either.
Marsuvees Black
 player, 3 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 03:24
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
Another question is are we all soldiers or can we pick any background.
Game Master
 GM, 11 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 04:54
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
Any of the four backgrounds is fine.
Marsuvees Black
 player, 4 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 04:59
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
Great.  I have a draft character sheet going in my character details
Game Master
 GM, 12 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 05:02
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
Did you roll two sets of abilities?  There are a lot of dice rolls.  Also, you have 12points or skills with Literacy.  I also see an 8 on 2d6.  If that was for build it I average, not stocky.  If for height, it is also average

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:10, Sat 12 Sept.

Marsuvees Black
 player, 5 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 06:29
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
I rolled 6 times for attributes (the first one didnít use the roll 4 drop one command).

Then I chose stocky and rolled height (the 8 that was average)

Then I rolled for my advantage for wealth (20)

Then I rolled for my yearly salary (6 for a rogue).

If thatís too hinky, or you want me to roll again for this stuff with descriptors, I can.

But I miscounted the skills so Iíll have to figure that out. Or if you want I can drop that wealth roll. The lack of an advantage gives me an extra skill point, so I can use that for literacy.
Game Master
 GM, 13 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 14:19
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
All good, just trying to figure it all out with the dice roller and the format youíre using.  This is the first time I run a game on rpol so its all wonky.
Marsuvees Black
 player, 6 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 15:25
The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
No problem. I adjusted the skills (Got rod of carousing and moved the free point to main gauche).

Iíve GMed a few games on the site so if you have any questions let me know and I may can help. When you get ready want to open up the Character sheets in here and make them editable you can do that by going to the GM Menu. Clicking on character sheets. Then click on make editable to the user (or something like that).  It can be hard to find at first. You can also put in a template for everyone to use for the character sheet if you want to do that to Standardize everything.
Game Master
 GM, 14 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 15:31
Re: The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
Marsuvees Black:
No problem. I adjusted the skills (Got rod of carousing and moved the free point to main gauche).

Iíve GMed a few games on the site so if you have any questions let me know and I may can help. When you get ready want to open up the Character sheets in here and make them editable you can do that by going to the GM Menu. Clicking on character sheets. Then click on make editable to the user (or something like that).  It can be hard to find at first. You can also put in a template for everyone to use for the character sheet if you want to do that to Standardize everything.


Okay, didn't know I had to do that.  I just made them editable.  I don't have a template for the character sheet, but it is easier to read if things are grouped together:  Ability scores like in DnD, Skills listed, weapons expertise with Chance to hit, etc.  I have a form fillable PDF sheet for this game, but I don't think we can use that with this site, can we?
Marsuvees Black
 player, 7 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 16:16
Re: The Boar's Head Tavern (OOC)
Itís not showing up yet. Sometimes the site has problems with that. Itís always a real pain for me.  So you may need to go back to the character sheet page, then basically open each characters CS, type something in there like ďthis is yours to editĒ then hit user editable or whatever that wording is.

I donít think you can do a fillable pdf. What you could do is link to the url for the pdf, have everyone download, it fill it out, then upload an image in their character sheet. Then it would be consistent.

Alternatively just type it in or turn it into an html/word format using an OCR or something online. That could work.