OOC ~ The King's Hall.   Posted by Storyteller.Group: 0
Storyteller
 GM, 21 posts
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Tue 13 Apr 2021
at 21:47
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
Ha ha, that's perfect.

I love that movie so much.
Sir Gerod Angrave
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Tue 13 Apr 2021
at 22:44
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
It has such a positive feeling to it even when dealing with serious topics. I love how it incorporates Chaucer and his famous characters as well as other historical figures. The music is also fantastic. I love how it uses modern music to communicate the feeling that the music of the time would give the characters instead of trying to use period music that the modern audience might not understand.

However, the music of the time is also fun when you can find groups that re-create it.
Sir Gerod Angrave
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Wed 14 Apr 2021
at 05:31
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
Storyteller, do you want me to post something describing Gerod doing decent on the dance and performing in front of people? Or, do you want to wait for Torah to post?
Storyteller
 GM, 23 posts
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Wed 14 Apr 2021
at 18:32
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
Sorry I missed your question. Looks like it's been resolved.

As a side note, I'm keeping track of the passage of time, an enjoyable habit I've developed in other campaigns I've run, and I'll keep a record of the current time and date as of my most recent posting under my profile description.

Not that your characters have access to clocks and calendars, but you would likely be aware of the current date based on religious observances (like holidays and local customs) and monastic hours (which are marked by the ringing of bells).
Sir Gerod Angrave
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Wed 14 Apr 2021
at 20:33
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
That all makes sense to me. Thank you for including such details. Keeping track of the time according to what bells are ringing makes a lot of sense to me.
Sir Gerod Angrave
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Thu 15 Apr 2021
at 19:06
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chaos...5:g:u0YAAOSwAHRgdsaz

In case anyone is interested.

My day is filled with Zoom meetings and training. I'll try to get a post out during my launch break within the next hour. Otherwise I'll be unable to post for the next eight hours.
Sir Gerod Angrave
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Thu 15 Apr 2021
at 19:46
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
Nope, not going to make it. Torah, the stage is yours! Have at it!
Storyteller
 GM, 25 posts
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Thu 15 Apr 2021
at 19:47
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
Och, my mouth waters. It's a first edition, but still, if I had the spare money, that would be tempting.

I also put the Prince Valiant books on my wishlist on Noble Knight Games, so they should send me an email if they get a copy in. Fingers crossed!
Sir Gerod Angrave
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Thu 15 Apr 2021
at 19:52
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
I get daily updates from Ebay in this catagory. I'll keep sharing links if they are helpful. That older printing is actually easier to find these days than the more recent reprints.
Storyteller
 GM, 27 posts
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Fri 16 Apr 2021
at 17:55
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
I can't recall if you'd already mentioned this or not, but what is Sir Gerod's horse's name?
Sir Gerod Angrave
 player, 32 posts
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Fri 16 Apr 2021
at 21:52
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
It appears that I haven't given my horse a name. Zounds! I must ponder this.
Torah
 player, 21 posts
 Viking Lass
 Self styled 'Bard'
Sat 17 Apr 2021
at 02:53
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
Zounds is an odd horse name :)
Sir Gerod Angrave
 player, 33 posts
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Sat 17 Apr 2021
at 04:48
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
Ha! Don't tempt me.
Storyteller
 GM, 30 posts
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Tue 27 Apr 2021
at 21:40
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
And now we come to a fight!

Drawn by the sight of a knight in armor, many of the pirates will come at Sir Gerod at once. However, they will be limited by the restrictions of fighting on or between ships, which will limit them to about two at a time.

Torah won't face this challenge initially unless she does something to make herself a focus of the pirate crew's ire. She will likely face a single opponent at a time.

Your throws will generally be Brawn + Arms or Brawling + any modifiers from armor, weapons, or other factors (location, morale, weather, etc.).

You will be making Opposed Resolutions against the pirates.

Depending on the actions you describe taking (or intending to take), I will apply appropriate modifiers. Most of the fighting will incur a -1 penalty due to the unsteadiness of fighting upon a ship deck (neither of you has earned your sea legs yet!).

Additional challenges, such as leaping across the gap between ships or climbing the rigging may further decrease your coins as the difficulties pile on.

Alternatively, using the environment to your advantage will give you positive modifiers - tumbling a barrel between you and your attacker, setting something on fire, attacking from higher ground, and so on. I encourage you to be creative and put on the Storyteller hat to improvise useful items you might reasonably expect to find aboard ship, worn/held by your allies/foes, etc., even if I didn't initially describe them being there.

Given that this is a large combat scene, there are three ways I currently see that we could handle this:

   1. You describe your intended actions and wait for me to tell you what coins to throw. Given our slower pace, this could take longer.

   2. You describe your intended actions as above, but at the end you may append your unmodified coin throw. Then I'll apply modifiers, either adding to (throwing on your behalf) or reducing your coins thrown ("deleting" your throw results one by one, beginning from the last coin thrown and working backward).

   3. I could perform all of your coin throws on your behalf.

The last two options seem like they would be faster, but I want to allow you as much sense of agency as you would like. It's fun to roll the dice!

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:41, Tue 27 Apr.

Sir Gerod Angrave
 player, 38 posts
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Tue 27 Apr 2021
at 23:57
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
Excellent!

Of the three options I prefer the second one if that is acceptable to you. Having you do all of the coin tosses is also cool if that makes your life easier.

I'll give the scene a good think and then make a post.
Torah
 player, 25 posts
 Viking Lass
 Self styled 'Bard'
Wed 28 Apr 2021
at 09:26
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
Sir Gerod Angrave:
Excellent!

Of the three options I prefer the second one if that is acceptable to you. Having you do all of the coin tosses is also cool if that makes your life easier.


Agreed, option 2 sounds best... but I'm fine with option 3 as well.
Sir Gerod Angrave
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Wed 28 Apr 2021
at 18:14
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
https://about-history.com/knar...norse-merchant-ship/

To help with setting the scene I want to confirm that this is the type of ship we are currently standing on. Is that correct? I neglected to double check before my previous post and don't want to make the same mistake twice.
Storyteller
 GM, 31 posts
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Wed 28 Apr 2021
at 22:40
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
In reply to Sir Gerod Angrave (msg # 42):

That is correct! I read that knarrs were often used to convey livestock like horses as well as cargo, so that's what I've been picturing.
Storyteller
 GM, 32 posts
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Thu 29 Apr 2021
at 06:06
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
I saw this cover of a song from "Assassin's Creed: Valhalla" and it made me think of Torah: https://youtu.be/KRqIkTlGIOE
Torah
 player, 26 posts
 Viking Lass
 Self styled 'Bard'
Fri 30 Apr 2021
at 05:15
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
Nice song.

Iím going to wait for Gerodís IC combat post before I make my own.  Iím also expecting a busy weekend too.
Sir Gerod Angrave
 player, 40 posts
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Fri 30 Apr 2021
at 06:50
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
Sorry about the delay. Work has been springing twelve hour days on me as the school works on reopening. I've been losing track of time. Posting now.
Sir Gerod Angrave
 player, 42 posts
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Tue 4 May 2021
at 06:40
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
Torah, if you don't mind I'd like to wait to decide how Gerod will react to all of this until I see how Torah is taken out of the fight.
Torah
 player, 29 posts
 Viking Lass
 Self styled 'Bard'
Tue 4 May 2021
at 12:46
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
No bother at all.
Storyteller
 GM, 34 posts
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Mon 10 May 2021
at 23:21
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
Just checking in. I hope everyone's doing okay!
Torah
 player, 30 posts
 Viking Lass
 Self styled 'Bard'
Tue 11 May 2021
at 11:13
Re: OOC ~ The King's Hall
Been pretty busy the last few days, but Iím out of the melee... so no harm done :)