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OOC 2 - The latest OOC.

Posted by wlake.gmtnFor group 0
Jack Springhill
player, 46 posts
I am here to help.
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Wed 20 Mar 2024
at 00:48
  • msg #135

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I am guessing complete divine or cleric domains is the CD in question.

Jack is currently subpar 3/3
as both factotum and duskblade have both taken a huge hit just in being multiclass,,,

Chameleon should help fix that soon(ish) we hope!
This message was last edited by the player at 00:49, Wed 20 Mar.
Aranea
player, 57 posts
Wed 20 Mar 2024
at 01:28
  • msg #136

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Amulet of Mighty Fists is a necessity for my character with the raw number of natural weapons.

Though perhaps similarly enchanted Combat Hand wraps would be better.

Robes of Armor, Bracers or other non-armor defense are important as monsters are only proficient in gear in their block... Which is zero.

I can supply reasonable silk for enchanting material, possibly fangs, or molted shells.
Jack Springhill
player, 47 posts
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Wed 20 Mar 2024
at 02:00
  • msg #137

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Not sure what things can help you or not as far as armor or anything else, I would assume that if barding can be made for any sort that a mitheral chain shirt should be possible?




I have a nice armor spell that might be useful to you.  as it you could have it for hours, If we had a lesser rod of extend it could last all day!
This message was last edited by the player at 02:10, Wed 20 Mar.
Aranea
player, 58 posts
Wed 20 Mar 2024
at 09:43
  • msg #138

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Unfortunately barding is armor-armor and none is listed in the block for aranea. She has plenty of room for bracers or robes(current outfit).

The tough bit is where to go in two levels. Monk would file a lot of redundancy, probably fighter for the extra combat feats.
Jack Springhill
player, 48 posts
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Thu 21 Mar 2024
at 02:58
  • msg #139

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Would mage armor help?
Aranea
player, 59 posts
Thu 21 Mar 2024
at 03:44
  • msg #140

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It probably would as it doesn't require proficiency. Aranea has no armor
Jack Springhill
player, 49 posts
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Thu 21 Mar 2024
at 13:49
  • msg #141

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Hopefully we  get a chance to sort that out once the  battle is done!!!
Daelamin Siluvanede
player, 11 posts
Cleric 6
HP: 59. AC: 19/19/11
Thu 21 Mar 2024
at 14:32
  • msg #142

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I'm ready to come in when I get brought in by the DM! ;-)
Quil Blighteye
player, 18 posts
PP 27/34
Thu 21 Mar 2024
at 20:30
  • msg #143

New OOC

Ok, I need to be removed from this game. I really can't deal with reading the GM's posts.
Jack Springhill
player, 51 posts
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Sat 23 Mar 2024
at 16:25
  • msg #144

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I hate to hear that you are leaving so soon...

Maybe some suggestions from you to make posts more readable or formatted differently?


I typically do read DM posts multiple times before posting, as a general rule for myself during play by post games...
wlake.gmtn
GM, 135 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2024
at 19:17
  • msg #145

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Sorry for the delay, guys, I was waiting for people to post and got a little distracted with RL affairs. Sorry to hear that you're leaving us, Quil, the style is a bit florid.

Daelamin, I posted a couple of sentences in the last IC post, ideally you arrive in fine fashion having travelled on a ley line from Apollo, shot from his bow from several hundred yards out. I'll post more in the other IC post for today. The agglutination of prose has appeal for some, but not for others, i.e. Quil. If anyone has other suggestions, do feel free to let me know.

Hand wraps are going to be common as martial arts are big in this world, given everyone's stealing magic items and they're guaranteed to be thrown through a loop by inert yet shinto-esque reliability on what's natural; The raw power of the body and grittiness mean you're connecting to a mother nature whose world is in bolder contours. River craft are thus prized and buildings are rare in smaller towns. War is simultaneously lambasted and ubiquitous, but all wait for the day when the armies are able to march on the pithy stronghold of Izrador. It's not easy to find.
This message was last edited by the GM at 19:22, Sat 23 Mar.
Daelamin Siluvanede
player, 12 posts
Cleric 6
HP: 59. AC: 19/19/11
Sat 23 Mar 2024
at 19:24
  • msg #146

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 "ideally you arrive in fine fashion having travelled on a ley line from Apollo, shot from his bow from several hundred yards out."

Huh? I'm not an arrow.
Daelamin Siluvanede
player, 13 posts
Cleric 6
HP: 59. AC: 19/19/11
Sat 23 Mar 2024
at 19:55
  • msg #147

New OOC

I'm sorry, but I couldn't understand much of what you just wrote. :-( Way too flowery with big words I don't know. I thought I had a very good vocabulary, I guess I don't.
Quil Blighteye
player, 19 posts
PP 27/34
Sat 23 Mar 2024
at 20:34
  • msg #148

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Honestly it sounds like a hallucinating chatbot.

quote:
Hand wraps are going to be common as martial arts are big in this world, given everyone's stealing magic items and they're guaranteed to be thrown through a loop by inert yet shinto-esque reliability on what's natural; The raw power of the body and grittiness mean you're connecting to a mother nature whose world is in bolder contours. River craft are thus prized and buildings are rare in smaller towns. War is simultaneously lambasted and ubiquitous, but all wait for the day when the armies are able to march on the pithy stronghold of Izrador. It's not easy to find.


Like all this. Making a statement and then with no sort of transition just throwing us into long flowery flavor text. A lot of the time using terms that we don't necessarily have good context for.

chatGPT "make this as flower and obtuse as possible.:
In the ethereal tapestry of narrative, behold the artful dance of discourse as it pirouettes from the realm of the concrete into the nebulous expanse of the poetic. Like a bard's melody that sways betwixt reality and fancy, let us embark upon a voyage where clarity yields to the allure of ambiguity, and the lexicon of the esoteric unfurls its petals before our inquisitive gaze.

wlake.gmtn
GM, 137 posts
Mon 25 Mar 2024
at 02:52
  • msg #149

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Hopefully things will be different but I don't forsee my style changing much. Ideally it would mesh with you better but if you stuck around, you could always just make shit up, honestly I wouldn't mind much. Anything as close as possible to the Dreamweaver of China Mieville.

Honestly I've read a bunch of RPG books but haven't had much actual gaming experience, hence the style. But your character was really interesting and the sense motive would have to apply to the DM's later plan for your character, i.e. Quil now works for Izrador as a guarantor of astirax targetting. Postmodern literature means rules take a back seat, but I'll always be able to provide some extra crunch if things naturally occur. Don't forget your "quil" pen. :)
Jack Springhill
player, 52 posts
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Tue 26 Mar 2024
at 14:38
  • msg #150

New OOC

I was actually looking forward to interacting with new PC's especially after the current battle ends.....

If some pass through and disappear, that would possibly seem "normal" given the surreal nature of the game thread itself.

I was hoping to talk with Quil at some point.
Jack Springhill
player, 54 posts
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Mon 1 Apr 2024
at 14:52
  • msg #151

New OOC

Did we lose more people?
Quil Blighteye
player, 20 posts
PP 27/34
Mon 1 Apr 2024
at 15:04
  • msg #152

New OOC

Not enough people. For real remove me from the game.
Aranea
player, 61 posts
Tue 2 Apr 2024
at 00:20
  • msg #153

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A little rough... Gonna take me a minute to get a point of reference?
Jack Springhill
player, 55 posts
I am here to help.
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Thu 4 Apr 2024
at 15:29
  • msg #154

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That is fair, perhaps our good DM might give a post that is more about clarity, so we have that point of reference?

I have seen someone do something similar in PBP games, having both a "Storyteller" and a "referee" to make things more clear for those in the game, allowing for better game play.

The referee giving the opponents and distances, and all that sort of clear information needed to make "moves"......

For example, say I change my weapon to ranged, after retreating over the course of two rounds, I may be assuming that I am 120 away at the end, so I change to longbow, however I may be making a "bad" assumption, and suddenly have to deal with AoO's for firing a bow (because the creatures were coming with me all along)....

This could also be a basic ASCII map....
wlake.gmtn
GM, 139 posts
Sun 7 Apr 2024
at 17:38
  • msg #155

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Looking like it's just Aranea and Jack in the game right now, I can either move forward with the game with Aranea posting or we can put it on pause and hope more players show up. What Jack suggested is also an option. If you would like to fill that role, Jack, then we can really fly by the seat of our pants. Seems like the style of my game is a little arcane for you guys, but I'm open to suggestions. Right now everyone's trying to get to Highwall with the goal of delivering the magic items you acquired and several of the magic-sniffers are still unaware of who you guys are. That is subject to change, of course, based on your actions.
Jack Springhill
player, 56 posts
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Sun 7 Apr 2024
at 18:01
  • msg #156

New OOC

I can try to put something up that offers some clarity, and you can certainly edit it to make sure it is accurate.

Probably something really basic that just tries to give the general lay of things.
Let me think about it...
  |A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|
01| | | | |D| | | | | | | |
02| | | |F| | | | |J| | | |
03| | | | |A| | | | | | | |
04| | |D| | | | | | | | | |
05| | | | | | | | | | | | |
Key
A=Aeanea
J=Jack

F=Fell
D=Devil Dogs
This message was last edited by the player at 18:10, Sun 07 Apr.
wlake.gmtn
GM, 140 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2024
at 23:14
  • msg #157

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That looks good, reminds me of doing sudokus and other various number puzzles. Ultimately there is a spatial representation but it is also 3d. So the positions of everyone can be understood as mostly melee and ranged in opposition to each other, with multiple attacks going in several directions at once. Thus there is the relatively flat terrain that resides in the Badlands, the long-ago plains that seem to stretch into infinity as a grid. Basically how I envisioned it was movement speed allows you to numeritize the stats in question, furthering the general feel of PCs as ronin. Thanks for making the grid, Jack. Is there anything else that sits between touch attacks, flat-footedness, ranged and melee in general, and spells that make for an understandable system? To me, there is the notion that combat exists in the divine realm as well, almost scripting the outcomes of battles in the sense of engorging themselves with a stylus of the written word. In other words the priestly caste levels accusations upon you for combat (priests are generally laity of the smaller villages) but there is the need to defend yourself inherent to the design of the world. Truth is, nobody really knows what the gods are doing apart from waging subtle war, and the ultimate defense of the realm requires the cosmos as grid. Several itemizations of space and time delimit just how ripe for the taking are the characters whose magic is being held in check by the rules of the cosmos.
Aranea
player, 62 posts
Tue 9 Apr 2024
at 11:19
  • msg #158

New OOC

I'm not sure that helped me understand but it won't stop me from trying to play.
Quil Blighteye
player, 21 posts
PP 27/34
Tue 9 Apr 2024
at 12:00
  • msg #159

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Dude!

GM Menu -> Player Management -> Remove Player -> Me

I don't want to see your updates.
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