OOC Discussion.   Posted by Alpha SG.Group: 0
Player 14
 editor, 41 posts
Wed 31 Mar 2021
at 00:05
Re: Documentation
Or a Certamen over that vis source.

(mostly kidding)
Zahir, the Smith
 Companion, 12 posts
Wed 31 Mar 2021
at 02:16
Re: Documentation
Can you add Zahir to group B?
Player 15
 editor, 65 posts
 Vespera of Tremere
 Kelemen Ronol
Wed 31 Mar 2021
at 04:08
Re: Documentation
Vespera perks up at the mention of Certamen....

Not really.  She's more likely to flirt with passing magi than fight them.  In fact, Vespera would do her best to offer them any assistance she could before they leave the city, if they enter into the city itself.

By comparison, Kelemen will not enter the city if he can help it.
Appolonius of Flambeau
 Magus, 48 posts
 Player 12
 Hedge Wizards Covenant
Wed 31 Mar 2021
at 07:48
Re: Documentation
Salma ex Miscellanea:
In reply to Alpha SG (msg # 935):

Some folks are coming from the east and some from the west and north. For instance Appolonius is coming from the Levant and his most direct route would be coastal along Egypt and the rest of North Africa.

Wait, what? Appolonius is originally from Durenmar in Rhine. Why would I come to the site from the Levant? I know I haven't been too active lately, but I'm starting to think I missed something somewhere.

Also, apologies for the inactivity.
Player 6
 editor, 89 posts
Wed 31 Mar 2021
at 10:19
Re: Documentation
In reply to Appolonius of Flambeau (msg # 943):

Apologies from a Flambeau?!
Player 13
 editor, 156 posts
 M: Salma ex Misc
 C: Qais, redcap
Wed 31 Mar 2021
at 12:30
Re: Documentation
In reply to Appolonius of Flambeau (msg # 943):

I thought you said you were traveling around the Levant. Must have been someone else.
Player 12
 editor, 39 posts
 Appolonius of Flambeau
 Hedge Wizards Covenant
Wed 31 Mar 2021
at 13:00
Re: Documentation
In reply to Player 13 (msg # 945):

That must have been someone else. Appolonius would likely have spent all his time leading up to the departure studying at Durenmar to ensurethat he's up for dealing with whatever Hedge Magic is thrown his way. So he would probably arrive from the North once it's time to meet up and head for the site.
Player 14
 editor, 42 posts
Wed 31 Mar 2021
at 15:28
Re: Documentation
Malik comes from the Levant.

This message was last edited by a game editor at 15:29, Wed 31 Mar.

Alpha SG
 GM, 369 posts
 General rules
Wed 31 Mar 2021
at 21:41
Re: Documentation
I left the Alexandria arrival in group 0 because I cannot attach two groups to it and I didn't want to make another group with those two groups in it.
Alpha SG
 GM, 371 posts
 General rules
Wed 31 Mar 2021
at 22:28
Re: Documentation
I think I'm just missing where the menagerie group is meeting up, right? Did I overlook that above a couple times?
Player 8
 editor, 53 posts
 Jaegar of Merinita
 Giovanni the Redcap
Wed 31 Mar 2021
at 22:48
Re: Documentation
Alpha SG:
I think I'm just missing where the menagerie group is meeting up, right? Did I overlook that above a couple times?


We are starting/meeting up at the covenant site. Start on arrival.
Player 7
 editor, 32 posts
 M: Macrinus
 C: Guenter
Fri 2 Apr 2021
at 16:17
Re: Documentation
In reply to Player 8 (msg # 950):

I'm not seeing any new thread, am I missing something?
Player 8
 editor, 54 posts
 Jaegar of Merinita
 Giovanni the Redcap
Fri 2 Apr 2021
at 17:12
Re: Documentation
Player 7:
In reply to Player 8 (msg # 950):

I'm not seeing any new thread, am I missing something?


I donít think he has created it yet.
Alpha SG
 GM, 372 posts
 General rules
Fri 2 Apr 2021
at 18:24
Re: Documentation
Just getting to it today now that I know where.
Player 8
 editor, 55 posts
 Jaegar of Merinita
 Giovanni the Redcap
Sat 3 Apr 2021
at 15:35
Stupid Question
There doesnít seem to be one book teaching Latin, or advanced Latin reading. Could reading books on Artes Liberales be used on XP in Latin instead?
Player 4
 editor, 164 posts
Sat 3 Apr 2021
at 16:11
Stupid Question
How would you read to study Latin without knowing it? You might get exposure from shelving books in a library or something.
Player 2
 editor, 42 posts
 Plays: Klaudios
Sat 3 Apr 2021
at 16:46
Re: Stupid Question
Player 8:
There doesnít seem to be one book teaching Latin, or advanced Latin reading. Could reading books on Artes Liberales be used on XP in Latin instead?


Not a stupid question!

There is a canon rule for this in Art and Academe, in fact. I believe it's something like being able to read the classics of teaching artes liberales to learn either latin, or artes. Let me dig it up.


E: I was partially correct. Technically this only applies to "being taught".

quote:
Each  time  a  character  earns  experience  points  from  being  taught  an  Academic  Ability,  the  player  may  apply those  experience  points  to  the  specific Academic  Ability  taught,  or  to  Latin  or Teaching. He must put at least half of the gained experience points in the Academic Ability taught, distributing the remaining  experience  points  however  he  wishes.  If  the  character  is  taught  Latin,  the  player may put some of those experience points in  Artes  Liberales  as  well,  since  Latin  is taught  using  the  classics  and  displaying the grammatical and rhetorical skill of the ancient authors. If a player puts experience points gained from Latin instruction into Artes Liberales, he must put at least half of them in Latin. This is a common practice at a university  for  student  characters  with  no  prior learning in Latin.


I also vaguely remember there being a canon book with a special rule that you can gain an experience point in... something if it's below a certain level when you're reading the book, perhaps latin? May have been an area lore, however.

This message was last edited by a game editor at 21:38, Sat 03 Apr.

Player 8
 editor, 56 posts
 Jaegar of Merinita
 Giovanni the Redcap
Sat 3 Apr 2021
at 17:18
Re: Stupid Question
Player 4:
How would you read to study Latin without knowing it? You might get exposure from shelving books in a library or something.


Once you can read a little (say level 3) then reading more would help like practice. If you could divide xp between what you are actually learning and Latin, it could improve your Latin (or whatever language you are reading in). From my understanding that is how scholars in the original universities got better at Latin, after original teaching in letters, at the Cathedral Schools.
Player 4
 editor, 165 posts
Sat 3 Apr 2021
at 23:06
Re: Stupid Question
Player 8:
Player 4:
How would you read to study Latin without knowing it? You might get exposure from shelving books in a library or something.


Once you can read a little (say level 3) then reading more would help like
quote:
practice
. If you could divide xp between what you are actually learning and Latin, it could improve your Latin (or whatever language you are reading in). From my understanding that is how scholars in the original universities got better at Latin, after original teaching in letters, at the Cathedral Schools.

Emphasis mine. But that sounds like practice or exposure. Not getting XP from a very good book on a topic that you can't read.
Player 15
 editor, 66 posts
 Vespera of Tremere
 Kelemen Ronol
Tue 6 Apr 2021
at 05:58
Vacay
Just making a quick report (in case I forget later) that I'll be out of town this weekend so my time online will be sporadic.
Alpha SG
 GM, 374 posts
 General rules
Tue 6 Apr 2021
at 14:00
Vacay
Needed the weekend to let creative juices replenish. Should be posting more today. Looks like I'll need to create a new OOC thread soon, too.
Alpha SG
 GM, 375 posts
 General rules
Thu 8 Apr 2021
at 09:11
Vacay
I've started writing replies to the spring threads, but got slammed at work with some problems. Everything's due at the end of today, so thing will be much lighter heading into Friday and all next week.
Player 4
 editor, 167 posts
Thu 8 Apr 2021
at 15:00
Vacay
How long is it acceptable to wait before I start having my own characters start interact with each other?
Alpha SG
 GM, 376 posts
 General rules
Fri 9 Apr 2021
at 16:55
Vacay
Yay! I survived, I think; I'm typing so I must have. Really crazy couple days, but I'm emerging from it.
Player 2
 editor, 44 posts
 Plays: Klaudios
Sun 11 Apr 2021
at 20:03
Stalled
There might be a bunch of hidden threads that are bumping right along, but things feel majorly stalled out already. What can I do to help get things moving for everyone?