Chat.   Posted by The Powers That Be.Group: 0
Gerhard de Colmar
 player, 40 posts
 Pool: 6
Fri 27 Aug 2021
at 01:17
Re: Chat
I hope so. Ready to go!
The Powers That Be
 GM, 105 posts
Sun 29 Aug 2021
at 10:16
Re: Chat
I will try to get things started today, but with the start of the school year things might be going a bit slow for a week or two. I'm not dropping this though. I'm enjoying this way too much.
Helena of Ghent
 player, 57 posts
Sun 29 Aug 2021
at 23:01
Re: Chat
Anne de Arras:
It's kind of very double-or-nothing system... You'd take the +1 in hopes of being over 9 at the end of the session, so you can carry those extra dice over... But then on the other hand, sooner or later you'll fail a roll and lose everything. A lot hinges, in my opinion, on how long the "sessions" are.

(Another thought is: this was an extremely impromptu, extremely experimental system that has been later refined. That's why I was mentioning Lady Blackbird earlier, it feels like a much more polished version).


Fair enough. I think I certainly like the bare bones of the system (the easy access character creation, the choice between a betting build or a trait heavy build, and the way of resolving differences in a more narrative way, but I do feel the way it's set out doesn't always make sense, and I do think it needs a bit more polish for things like progression to make sure we can keep growing the characters in a way which is both narratively satisfying and balanced.
The Powers That Be
 GM, 107 posts
Wed 1 Sep 2021
at 09:42
Re: Chat
And we're off, sorry for the delay. I hope to be able to pitch in again this weekend or next Wednesday with a bigger update. I'll try to keep up and check daily between then, but I cannot promise this. We seem to be a good group though, so if needed and I'm not responding, talk amongst yourselves and reach a sensible conclusion. Once I pitch in again I might see if I need to correct some things in case it conflicts with hidden story points and secrets. So far, I haven't really had all that much set in stone. Of those present in this start, I don't think I have many secrets. They are all still blank slates besides what we know about them. Other people already established can be called upon if it makes sense. The Jew might join, Catharina likely does not want to show her face, but could show up. I have plans for her, she's the one NPC I've got a plan with, and there are other people that would make sense to be there, like a master of the hunt, some foot soldiers, courtiers, nobles, etc.
Gerhard de Colmar
 player, 42 posts
 Pool: 6
Wed 1 Sep 2021
at 18:40
Re: Chat
Hope you don't mind the introduction of another historical personage GM, but the dates and names just lined up so well that I felt I should go for it.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogier_van_der_Weyden

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 18:46, Wed 01 Sept.

Anne de Arras
 player, 57 posts
 Scheming noblelady
 * Dice pool: 1
Wed 1 Sep 2021
at 18:48
Re: Chat
In reply to Gerhard de Colmar (msg # 124):

Does he do nudes? Asking for a friend.
Anne de Arras
 player, 58 posts
 Scheming noblelady
 * Dice pool: 5
Wed 1 Sep 2021
at 18:54
Re: Chat
(For clarity, I have spent 4 points on Avid Huntress +2, so I have 5 Pool.)
The Powers That Be
 GM, 108 posts
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 11:13
Re: Chat
Nice! The cream of the top from these parts of the world in this period.
Helena of Ghent
 player, 58 posts
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 13:25
Re: Chat
Anne de Arras:
In reply to Gerhard de Colmar (msg # 124):

Does he do nudes? Asking for a friend.


For me? Darling, you shouldn't have!
Anne de Arras
 player, 60 posts
 Scheming noblelady
 * Dice pool: 5
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 13:56
Re: Chat
Helena of Ghent:
Anne de Arras:
In reply to Gerhard de Colmar (msg # 124):

Does he do nudes? Asking for a friend.


For me? Darling, you shouldn't have!

I'm going to pay for it with your money, so I thought, you might as well enjoy some tiddies <3 I'm too good, I know.
Helena of Ghent
 player, 60 posts
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 14:09
Re: Chat
I mean, I think I've already established that my issue is not the spending of money, it's that it's not been invested in sound business ventures, so this makes Helena much happier.
Gerhard de Colmar
 player, 44 posts
 Pool: 6
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 14:26
Re: Chat
Anne de Arras:
so I thought, you might as well enjoy some tiddies <3 I'm too good, I know.


I feel with this sort of thinking we might have avoided The Hundred Years War, or numerous other conflicts entirely.

It's like, Edward, chill thy princely self, take a look at some of these oil prints.
Helena of Ghent
 player, 61 posts
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 15:15
Re: Chat
I mean, to be fair to him, Edward III didn't exactly lack for things in that area, given the quite magnificent number of children he sired.

Also, I suspect Anne may just have declared war. Or at the very least, earned herself a hefty hike of borrowing fees in the future. I will expect some grovelling!
Anne de Arras
 player, 62 posts
 Scheming noblelady
 * Dice pool: 5
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 15:23
Re: Chat
Or our good Duke, the magnificient slut! He had an inordinate amount of bastards, hence the inspiration for Anne's origin story.

What, Anne's just giving you a fair chance of earning a tip. Which will also come from your pocket, why do you ask.
Helena of Ghent
 player, 62 posts
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 15:29
Re: Chat
I mean, thus far, you're one of the few people I haven't leant money too in court, albeit I'm sure your income has probably been facilitated by a couple of dopey debtors who don't see through the facade of purity to the callous core within.

And I suspect you may be foregoing the tip.
Roland de Sergius
 player, 35 posts
 Knight of the Gold Fleece
 3 dice
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 15:44
Re: Chat
Gerhard de Colmar:
Anne de Arras:
so I thought, you might as well enjoy some tiddies <3 I'm too good, I know.


I feel with this sort of thinking we might have avoided The Hundred Years War, or numerous other conflicts entirely.

It's like, Edward, chill thy princely self, take a look at some of these oil prints.


Even Roland can appreciate a nice pair, and he's gay, so...

In other news, I've been stuck on what else to add to my description - any ideas?
Anne de Arras
 player, 63 posts
 Scheming noblelady
 * Dice pool: 5
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 15:47
Re: Chat
Tit Appreciator +2

You never know when you'll have to tell Helean's apart from mine's in the dark.
Helena of Ghent
 player, 64 posts
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 15:53
Re: Chat
Anne de Arras:
Tit Appreciator +2

You never know when you'll have to tell Helean's apart from mine's in the dark.


I mean, that's easy. Yours are in easy reach and have a welcome mat out the front. Helena's are nowhere to be seen (as is right and proper), and exist on a higher plane of infinite self righteousness and no small amount of hypocricy.

God, this is going to end up very Aveline and Isabela, isn't it?

And in answer to the original question, you might want to put in something about his friendship with and patronage from Pepin, given it's potentially likely to carry some weight and might have some benefits either reputationally or financially.
Roland de Sergius
 player, 36 posts
 Knight of the Gold Fleece
 3 dice
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 16:04
Re: Chat
Helena of Ghent:
his friendship with and patronage from Pepin


They're a bit more than friends &#128563;

In all seriousness, I'll add something like that and then I need to figure out what else to add to his description. Thanks!
Helena of Ghent
 player, 65 posts
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 16:11
Re: Chat
Roland de Sergius:
Helena of Ghent:
his friendship with and patronage from Pepin


They're a bit more than friends &#128563;

In all seriousness, I'll add something like that and then I need to figure out what else to add to his description. Thanks!


You say that, but five centuries of historians afterwards will claim that your relationship is just that of Alexander and Hephaestion, and Achilles and Patrocles, and that you will just be 'good friends' with a 'platonic relationship' that 'only men of a certain status and purity of mind can enjoy'.
Roland de Sergius
 player, 37 posts
 Knight of the Gold Fleece
 3 dice
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 16:14
Re: Chat
In reply to Helena of Ghent (msg # 139):

obviously just very good friends
The Powers That Be
 GM, 109 posts
Sat 4 Sep 2021
at 09:18
Re: Chat
I read and caught up on everything. You are doing just fine. I don't see the need to add anything today. I will try to check in tomorrow to see if I need to move things forward a bit, but will let this scene play out a bit more. Great writing/playing everyone!
Helena of Ghent
 player, 66 posts
Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 23:22
Re: Chat
Sorry for the posting delay, it's been a bit of a strange weekend and one which has been rather more exertive than I was anticipating. I will attempt to post either in the next twenty minutes or the next twelve hours depending on sleeping patterns etc.
Helena of Ghent
 player, 68 posts
Sun 19 Sep 2021
at 13:54
Re: Chat
Apologies for the small absence, IRL stuff has been a bit prominent.

In terms of brief character development, I've added to my existing trait regarding the advice and financing of the Castellan (so that's now a +2), and added an additional trait reflecting my additional 15 workds which are below:

A constant at court, she subtly weaves a web of contacts among the castellan's subjects.

Alas, I didn't have space to add 'and unsubtly pours wine on other women's clothes', but that'll probably come up next time.

I will try and get a proper post up today.
Roland de Sergius
 player, 38 posts
 Knight of the Gold Fleece
 3 dice
Mon 20 Sep 2021
at 01:10
Re: Chat
In reply to Helena of Ghent (msg # 143):

nice! I'm just thinking on my traits