The Bullpen (OOC)   Posted by The Watcher.Group: 0
Ricochet
 player, 196 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Fri 22 Oct 2021
at 02:45
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
I've got a couple characters to reply on, but I've been kind of out of it for the last couple weeks. Hopefully I'll be able to make my Moves soon.
Exemplar
 player, 20 posts
 E'Llar, 17
 The Delinquent
Fri 22 Oct 2021
at 07:36
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
Likewise.
Exemplar
 player, 21 posts
 E'Llar, 17
 The Delinquent
Fri 22 Oct 2021
at 19:56
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
Hmm... Just making sure, but if Roulette received a Condition, doesn't that mean she's supposed to immediately do something in response to that?

I suppose I could go after Catseye next, though maybe it'd be better if Andi resolves taking a blow first.
The Watcher
 GM, 334 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sat 30 Oct 2021
at 02:35
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
Folks, I'm sorry I have been away so long.  Real life has been busy.  I will try and post tomorrow or at least soon. :-)
The Watcher
 GM, 335 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sun 31 Oct 2021
at 03:53
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
OK, now maybe I can post something tonight. :-)
The Watcher
 GM, 337 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sun 31 Oct 2021
at 04:55
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
IC post is taking a little time to write but it is a good one.  I will try and have it up Monday. :-)
The Watcher
 GM, 338 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Thu 4 Nov 2021
at 02:36
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
Ah, folks, as you probably know I have mistakenly posted a private message in the current IC thread.  My apologies to y'all and especially our prospective new player (if I haven't chased them away).  It has all been corrected.

Hopefully, the current workload I am under will dissipate soon enough and I won't be posting as many red-eyed and rushed posts so often.

Much-delayed IC post should be up tonight or Saturday night. :-)
The Watcher
 GM, 340 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sun 7 Nov 2021
at 00:27
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
Much delayed IC reply is finally, finally up!  My apologies but at least a lot happens this time around. :-)
Jubilee
 player, 59 posts
Fri 12 Nov 2021
at 08:15
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
Work's been a huge pain, but I'll have a post up today
The Watcher
 GM, 341 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Mon 15 Nov 2021
at 04:35
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
My apologies for the usual delay.  The Christmas rush (yes, even now) is tough.  I should post IC tonight or Tuesday night. :-)
The Watcher
 GM, 343 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Mon 15 Nov 2021
at 04:50
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
IC post is up. :-)
Resonance
 player, 74 posts
 Xin1 Xie2 Zhen4: Age 13
 Sheng4 Xin1: The Beacon
Mon 22 Nov 2021
at 20:08
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
Sorry for my radio silence.  My to-do list has been in thermonuclear meltdown mode these days...  :o
Mania
 player, 47 posts
 Andi Benton, Age 16
 The Protege
Mon 22 Nov 2021
at 21:37
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
Ye, it does seem a lot of folks are really busy lately. No worries, we're still here!
Exemplar
 player, 23 posts
 E'Llar, 17
 The Delinquent
Tue 23 Nov 2021
at 21:33
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
Yeah, same here. I'm afraid I really lost track of things.

For instance: where are we on Team Points?
Ricochet
 player, 200 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Tue 23 Nov 2021
at 22:26
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
I think we currently have 3 Team, but not completely sure. We definitely have at least 2, though. Fortunately, Mania doesn't need the Team bonus for her roll, since it would just take her from 10 to 11, which won't make a difference. Best to save the Team for a 6 or 9. n.n

Speaking of! One of us should definitely give Examplar a Team boost to bump that Pierce up to a 10. I'd recommend She-Hulk do the spend, since she did the talking, but I don't think it technically matters who claims to spend the point so long as it's taken care of narratively, so if she doesn't wanna, I will.
The Watcher
 GM, 344 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 04:07
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
Hi, folks, sorry I was away for so long.  Believe me, I am the last to point fingers for a laid-back posting schedule this Covid decade and holiday season.

Regarding teams, let's leave that fluid for now.  I don't know yet what players are staying, leaving or joining in the long term.  You are a Team the moment we need the Team rules, whatever your immediate makeup.   And five minutes later, you might be part of a different group of classmates suddenly become a Team (in the rules sense) as the SNIKT suddenly hits the fan.  Team Points can be calculated as needed per crisis.

That's not ideal, I know.  But for awhile, I need to just keep a story going.  It took forever to setup this game and now it needs to run.  It is a bit like fostering kids, what they need more than anything at first is a quiet and predictable routine.

By this point, any battle conditions will fade.  No Hellions were able to do anything continuing to you.  Indeed, the ball was against them this fight.  I wanted you to get to know them.  That is difficult to do from a relatively disadvantaged condition.  You aren't inclined to socialize then.

You have scored a few Conditions against them which will fade over time.  And you have won Influence over them, particularly the slimy Empath.  But it won't sit with him for long.

The new IC post is up, wherein a wicked offer is made and the students might begin to realize that they were never quite a protected as they were made to believe...
The Watcher
 GM, 345 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 04:12
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
Sigh.  IC post should be up tomorrow.  Surprisingly, my old laptop has an odd quirk where it seems to cycle through non-English keyboards.
The Watcher
 GM, 346 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 04:25
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
and it takes a little time and long reboot to fix.  That and the cat just shut the laptop down between posts. But I'd forgive her anything.  ;-)
Jubilee
 player, 61 posts
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 05:05
Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
I will post today
Ricochet
 player, 201 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 05:14
Re: Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
The Watcher:
Regarding teams, let's leave that fluid for now.  I don't know yet what players are staying, leaving or joining in the long term.  You are a Team the moment we need the Team rules, whatever your immediate makeup.   And five minutes later, you might be part of a different group of classmates suddenly become a Team (in the rules sense) as the SNIKT suddenly hits the fan.  Team Points can be calculated as needed per crisis.


I think you misunderstand, we were really just wondering how many Team Points we have left in this scene after our initial calculation and spends so far. It's been a while and we haven't been keeping up with tracking that.
Exemplar
 player, 25 posts
 E'Llar, 17
 The Delinquent
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 18:20
Re: Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
If Ricochet has a good idea for an assist, I wouldn't say no, even if IC E'Llar might be insufficiently appreciative. :P I was thinking of using Team selfishly, but inspiration hasn't struck yet...

And yeah, I was wondering about Team points for now. We really should have a thread for tracking them, especially now that we are on track. I would like to finish consolidating Teams eventually, but I get that it would be rather tricky in our current situation.
Ricochet
 player, 202 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 19:53
Re: Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
Oh, I was just thinking of spending a Team Point to say that She-Hulk's dialogue was helping you, unless She-Hulk herself wants to spend the point for that first.

Team Points could easily be tracked at the bottom of the GM's posts, and also our posts when we spend them (if we know how many we had before, I mean).

This message was last edited by the player at 19:54, Wed 24 Nov.

The Watcher
 GM, 348 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Thu 25 Nov 2021
at 02:41
Re: Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
I've kind of bollixed up the Team points this encounter.  But I do like the idea of keeping a running total of Team points at the bottom of every reply (Thanks, Richochet :-) ).

IC post up.  You have made a new friend but have you gained a new enemy?
Exemplar
 player, 26 posts
 E'Llar, 17
 The Delinquent
Thu 25 Nov 2021
at 13:50
Re: Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
Re: team and rolls. I appreciate that one shouldn't get too caught up in them. Still, I would like to ask more questions about the White Queen if possible, so maybe we could add a team point assist and more questions from my move retroactively? They do seem pertinent in this case. I could just make my guesses of course, but I wouldn't mind knowing something "officially" to smoothen the path. :P

Also, where was Bluebird during all of this? I guess she was in the restaurant but only emerged now?

...more pertinently, is it supposed to be Invisible Girl/Woman saying:
"So we have learned that is better to recruit from the Stanley School and others rather than train for ourselves.  So I ask you to join us and live beyond the rules of others."?

This message was last edited by the player at 13:56, Thu 25 Nov.

Ricochet
 player, 204 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Sat 27 Nov 2021
at 06:12
Re: Changing Masks from Creamy to Chunky
I think the boss needs to read over that post and adjust the colors a li'l.

Hopefully Rico doesn't need to make any rolls for that speech, because the only possible stats that could be used for it are terrible. :P