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Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 00:15
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Hello guys.
Bastion Aric Savege
 PC, 1 post
Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 18:24
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Hello everyone!
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 1 post
Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 18:45
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Hello!

Eager to get started. Not familiar with the system, please be patient.
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Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 19:21
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feel free to post character creation questions here. you can wait on gear for your characters until after character creation is complete. i will help there to be sure everyone has the stuff they need.
Harold Mulherin
 PC, 1 post
Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 20:03
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Hi folks!

I understand there's a veteran doctor from the Great War... I'd applied with Dr. Mulherin a retired US Army Cavalry surgeon from the Indian Wars, now a GP. Want to have share a practice in our rural town? (Maybe we're the vets, too, what with horses being so common in both those wars...)
Yoland Thomas Scott
 PC, 1 post
Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 20:15
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Jason Richmond Witherspoon:
Not familiar with the system, please be patient.


Hey, guys. Looking forward to gaming with you all. I've been playing CoC since . . . a long time ago. The current quick start rules are here:

https://www.chaosium.com/cthulhu-quickstart/

It's free download from Chaosium so no foul against the RPOL rules.

Basically, you have 8 Primary Characteristics:

STR
CON
POW
DEX
APP
SIZ
INT
EDU

Allocate the following values where you like among them:
40
50
50
50
60
60
70
80

A handful of secondary characteristics are extracted from the values you allocate. As character creation systems go it's fairly simple. I joined a RuneQuest game here a couple of months back (for nostalgia's sake) and man that has become a hugely top-heavy system!

I'm playing a political campaign manager for our next great governor, Thomas William Hardwick! [OOC: He won the primary handily and ran unopposed in November 1922, back when the south was a guaranteed Democratic stronghold.]
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Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 20:21
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2d6+6 for Education, Intelligence, and Size
3d6 for  Luck, Power, Appearance, Dexterity, Constitution, and Strength

multiply by 5, everything is percentile now, basically
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 2 posts
Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 20:37
Re: Out of Character chat
In reply to Yoland Thomas Scott (msg # 6):

Thanks, will give that a read pronto.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 3 posts
Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 20:46
Re: Out of Character chat
The GM seems to be running something different from what you posted, has us rolling dice for all stats.

And true to form, the dice roller hates me.
Bastion Aric Savege
 PC, 2 posts
Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 21:01
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The dice roller can be annoying. Have some decent ones but also a couple of not so decent ones.

I, too, am learning the system.

WWI AEF Air Service Officer. Lots of crazy vets lol
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 4 posts
Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 21:13
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I was in the trenches, nothing  fancy like you fly-boys.
Yoland Thomas Scott
 PC, 2 posts
 Call me Whitey!
 Who will you vote for?
Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 21:17
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Weird how the Quick Start rules are so different than the full rules set. I can roll instead.
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Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 21:42
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In reply to Yoland Thomas Scott (msg # 12):

thanks, yeah, i haven't used the quikstart rules, but i know many systems have done that to sell players on a game world or setting
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Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 21:45
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so, i meant to mention this earlier, i am all for your characters' stats backing the characters' story. so let me know how it goes and i will work out tweaks when and where needed. feel free to discuss characters openly here. we are all in this together and i feel that we should be able to build a good group. that means working out our issues here, even if its just a matter of what clothes to wear to your dinner date with Cthuhlu.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 5 posts
Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 22:12
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I tend to play my characters as fresh faced types, unfamiliar with the mysteries of the Elder Gods. (Or whatever the conceit of the system is.)

I have played in a few games where people tend to play characters as far more advanced, I like to think I could be used as blank canvas, for both the other players, and the GM to use a a target for exposition.

I have written Jason as a veteran of the trenches who wants to be a writer. As such, I would like at least a small bump to my education stat.

I also have him having been an athlete, and he has the strength to back that up, but poor dex, so I might add an injury from the war to explain that, maybe causing him to stray from an original dream of playing baseball.

I have power, constitution and appearance each also below fifty.

I think the low power could be the result of living thru the horrors of war. He has what would today be called PTSD, so his grasp on normal reality is damaged without even having heard of the darkness we will soon encounter.

The low constitution could stem from the German use of mustard gas, which damaged a lot of men.

The low appearance could be from a war wound as well I guess.

Without a single stat above seventy though, he is certainly in the running for secondary character in this tale, at best.
Dafydd Taliesin Morgan
 PC, 1 post
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 00:03
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Wow! I apply this morning on the way to work and when I get home, not only have I been accepted, but there's a vocal community already! Nice! And thanks for having me onboard. To the Dice Roller!...

EDU : 55 (11)
INT : 12 (60)

POW : 15 (75)
APP : 15 (75)
Luck: 11 (55)

STR : 12 (60)
CON : 15 (75)
SIZ : 11 (55)
DEX : 9  (45)


That...is remarkably accurate to the character I had in mind and there's three 15's in there; that's nothing to complain about. I'm fairly speechless! For reference, here's the pitch I gave the GM

Me:
Name: Dafydd Taliesin Morgan
Nationality: Welsh
Age: 26
Profession: Drifter
Brief Background: A conscientious objector to the Great War, Dafydd ("Dai" to his friends or "Taff" to everyone else) ran away to the United States to escape the recrimination and accusation of his peers, only to find similar ostracism wherever he went. From hardy mining stock, Dai is strong and tough, if a little staid in thought and has found work doing honest manual labour for whatever anyone will pay; whether it be on the railroads, in a carnival or anything in between.


It feels somehow right that an Objector would have high POW. A sort of "I may not be smart and I may not be all that strong or possessing of grace, but I know my own mind and I'll not be moved once my mind is set" kind of character. Being pretty helps too; the ladies must just dig the accent!

@Jason: High stats does not a protagonist make! Just because the dice roller may have been cruel, doesn't mean your character can't or won't be the lynchpin of the entire saga.
Bastion Aric Savege
 PC, 3 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 00:30
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Dafydd Taliesin Morgan:
@Jason: High stats does not a protagonist make! Just because the dice roller may have been cruel, doesn't mean your character can't or won't be the lynchpin of the entire saga.


And his low stats are at least close to average...I have 3 that are, well, not :)
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Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 01:19
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In reply to Jason Richmond Witherspoon (msg # 15):

that is a good way to look at it. but, i will look over the back story and the stats and see how it aligns. i don't think it will be super detrimental actually, but i don't want to lead you into a festival of non-enjoyable game play either.
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Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 01:19
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In reply to Dafydd Taliesin Morgan (msg # 16):

yeh, that defiant nature would be well suited to a high initial sanity.
Harold Mulherin
 PC, 2 posts
 Cantankerous
 Concerned about gumption
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 03:23
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EDU  40 (8)
INT  60 (12)

POW  45 (9)
APP  70 (14)
Luck 60 (12)

STR  50 (10)
CON  60 (12)
SIZ  50 (10)
DEX  55 (11)

Well. That's... shitty.

Good thing this is CoC and dude's gonna get whacked anyhow.
Wilhelm de Vries
 PC, 1 post
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 08:15
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Hello,

I am your Occultist, still learning the language, Mr de Vries from Munich but I was born  in Rotterdam/Netherlands.


Getting to work at the sheet this evening ....
Dafydd Taliesin Morgan
 PC, 2 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 11:12
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@GM I'm happy to stick with my rolls as they are, but if I could request one change, can I switch DEX and SIZ? Dai is already a little under average height with a SIZ 55, but I feel like being noticeably small (SIZ 45) fits well with his heritage. If not, no drama! :D
Dafydd Taliesin Morgan
 PC, 3 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 11:52
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The Character Sheet we have is 6th edition. Here's the list of skills appropriate to 7th Ed. (just copy/paste over the old list). I haven'y included any "optional" Uncommon skills, like Demolitions or Lore. Ask GM if you really want to dive into them or if we're even utilising them. Also worth noting that some aspects on the Sheet we're using are redundant (like Idea and Know %)

Accounting (05%)
Anthropology (01%)
Appraise (05%)
Art / Craft (05%)
-
Charm (15%)
Climb (20%)
Credit Rating (00%)
Cthulhu Mythos (00%)
Disguise (05%)
Dodge (half DEX)
Drive Auto (20%)
Elec. Repair (10%)
Fast Talk (05%)
First Aid (30%)
History (05%)
Intimidate (15%)
Jump (20%)
Language (Other) (01%)
-
Language (Own) (EDU)
Law (05%)
Library Use (20%)
Listen (20%)
Locksmith (01%)
Mech. Repair (10%)
Medicine (01%)
Natural World (10%)
Navigate (10%)
Occult (05%)
Persuade (10%)
Pilot (01%)
-
Psychoanalysis (01%)
Psychology (10%)
Ride (05%)
Science (01%)
-
Sleight of Hand (10%)
Spot Hidden (25%)
Stealth (20%)
Survival (10%)
-
Swim (20%)
Throw (20%)
Track (10%)

Fighting
[ ] Brawl (25%)
[ ] Axe (15%)
[ ] Chainsaw (10%)
[ ] Flail (10%)
[ ] Garrote (15%)
[ ] Spear (20%)
[ ] Sword (20%)
[ ] Whip (05%)

Firearms
[ ] Handgun (20%):
[ ] Rifle/Shotgun (25%):
[ ] Machine Gun (10%):
[ ] SMG (15%):
[ ] Heavy Weapon (10%)
[ ] Flamethrower (10%)
[ ] Bow (15%)
GM
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Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 13:00
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thanks, i hadn't noticed that. good job. feel free to just copy/paste the appropriate list into your character sheets. great job guys. yeah, if you have a skills question just ask.
Dafydd Taliesin Morgan
 PC, 4 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 13:20
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Dafydd Taliesin Morgan:
@GM I'm happy to stick with my rolls as they are, but if I could request one change, can I switch DEX and SIZ? Dai is already a little under average height with a SIZ 55, but I feel like being noticeably small (SIZ 45) fits well with his heritage. If not, no drama! :D


What's the word on this one GM? Sorry to belabour the request. Cheers
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 6 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 14:16
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In reply to GM (msg # 18):

No sweat, I can enjoy being a minor background character, and often have. I just fear that starting with such a low POW gives me quite the head start on the road to insanity!
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 7 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 14:17
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In reply to Wilhelm de Vries (msg # 21):

Ohhh, a Kraut! It will be fun playing thru the initial prejudice to learning to like and trust him.
GM
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Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 14:19
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In reply to Dafydd Taliesin Morgan (msg # 25):

stick with it for now. i don't think it will be that much of a detriment. remember the action in a play by post setting is set more in the RP and storyline than based in the mechanics at the table. things move more slowly in play by post the narrative drives initiative and choice of action more than mechanics and probability.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 8 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 14:20
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In reply to Dafydd Taliesin Morgan (msg # 23):

Thanks, out and paste into my sheet just now. Now I need to figure out how many points I get to spend.
GM
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Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 14:22
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In reply to Jason Richmond Witherspoon (msg # 27):

that would depend on the specifics of your wartime experience. there were times during the great war that shock people when they learn what went on between the opposing troops. besides that America came into the war pretty late, i you weren't serving in an allied army before we entered the war then your experiences may have been very limited.
Dafydd Taliesin Morgan
 PC, 5 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 14:27
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GM:
In reply to Dafydd Taliesin Morgan (msg # 25):

stick with it for now. i don't think it will be that much of a detriment. remember the action in a play by post setting is set more in the RP and storyline than based in the mechanics at the table. things move more slowly in play by post the narrative drives initiative and choice of action more than mechanics and probability.


Oh no, don't get me wrong, I'm not looking to mitigate the low(ish) DEX so much as to  simply have a low SIZ because it fits my image of the character better! No drama though, I'll stick with my rolls as is.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 9 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 14:30
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In reply to GM (msg # 30):

I feel like I want my experience to be a reflection of my low POW, which implies to me a pretty rough time. The Lost Batallion, and all that. Certainly there was plenty of time to see the horrors of trench warfare, and most of the nice stories of the two sides finding commonality, like playing football (soccer) come from before the US entered.
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Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 14:53
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the were times when US troops went into action without real wartime experience and had to overcome the treacherous rigors of combat facing experienced troops. it makes more of a difference than most people will ever know.

having to face gas, trench fighting, artillery barrages, digging out from collapsed redoubts, tunnel fighting, flamethrower assaults, crossing no-man's land under machine gun fire, snipers, aerial bombardment, sickness, trench life, dealing with casualties, removing corpses and parts of bodies, rats, lack of sleep, bad water, and so on in a short period of time, but often for prolonged periods of time made soldiering in the great war horrific without the supernatural.

now, if you saw a dead man rise, again and again, to kill others........
Yoland Thomas Scott
 PC, 3 posts
 Call me Whitey!
 Who will you vote for?
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 15:01
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Seriously crappy rolls on the dice roller, but that's what the gods give you. Taking the low of 5 into account, I'm going to add a big detail to his background. He was a physician in the Great War and he managed to get gassed -- accounts for his 5 CON and 8 STR. He coughs a lot and tires very easily.

2d6+6 for
Education: 15
Intelligence: 17
Size: 11


3d6 for
Luck: 13
Power: 14
Appearance: 10
Dexterity: 10
Constitution: 5
Strength: 8

I'll rework his char sheet with the new 7th edition layout
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 10 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 15:32
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In reply to Yoland Thomas Scott (msg # 34):

Love your portrait, always a big fan. Hopefully someone will use Sidney Greenstreet too!

I was gassed a swell, maybe we crossed paths on the battle field, or in the hospital.
GM
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Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 15:34
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i feel that an attribute score of 5 is significantly low on a die roll.

would you guys have to much of a problem if i adjusted his CON from a 5/25 to and 8/40. I feel that a 40 is about as low an attribute a PC could be made to suffer.

are there any other attributes under an 8 i haven't seen or acknowledge?
Bastion Aric Savege
 PC, 4 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 15:48
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I have a 5 and a 6 on str and con
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 11 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 15:59
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No problem from me, I think a flexible GM is a wonderful thing.

My lowest seems to be a seven, though I have three eights. Ugh.
Yoland Thomas Scott
 PC, 4 posts
 Call me Whitey!
 Who will you vote for?
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 16:33
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As I drill down into the actual rule book, I find on page 48 the method I had initially used from the QuickStart Rules as Option 5. Any chance I can go back to that? I was actually pretty impressed with how fast you could come up with a playable character.

Thanks
Harold Mulherin
 PC, 3 posts
 Cantankerous
 Concerned about gumption
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 16:42
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DM, you can do what you like to his stats as far as I'm concerned. I'll be over here wallowing in my 6+1+1, 6+2+2, 6+3+3 EDU/SIZ/INT stats.
Wilhelm de Vries
 PC, 2 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 16:59
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I need some help:

how can I figure out how many skill points I can spend ....?

Thx.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 12 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 17:06
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In reply to Wilhelm de Vries (msg # 41):

Ditto.
Also, are some stats determined by the manipulating the ones we have already rolled?

Still waiting to hear if I might get a slight bump to my education, to go with the idea that he is a writer with aspirations. I feel like he should have at least a little college.
GM
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Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 17:14
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In reply to Jason Richmond Witherspoon (msg # 42):
you could swap your size and your education. that would give you a greater education and still leave around average in size.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 13 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 17:21
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In reply to GM (msg # 43):

Done, thanks.
GM
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Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 21:21
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In reply to Harold Mulherin (msg # 40):

so, an 8/40 is about the lowest i can see PCs carrying. i mean, come on, that is just under a 50/50 chance. that can be hard on PCs in CoC. so 8/40 as lowest allowable rolled stat. if not, bump it up to 8/40.
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Tue 5 Apr 2022
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In reply to Yoland Thomas Scott (msg # 39):

I am not unduly opposed to method 5. i haven't used the array before. if you want to try it out that should be fine. maybe it will work out well.
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Tue 5 Apr 2022
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starting skill points:

your profession offers skills and the number of skill points for those skills. spread them as you see fit.

personal interest skills offer the character 2 x INT to put into ANY skill.

avoid putting points into Cthuhlu Mythos, consider it of limits until noted by the GM; thanks, management.

when and where necessary the GM may assign skills or skill points. mostly because PCs tend to be lame and unable to grasp the concepts and vision of the GM. i hear acclaimed directors of terrible arthouse films have this same problem. especially in france.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:36, Tue 05 Apr.

Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 14 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 21:47
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Soon to bed, will try to figure out the next step in the morning. Will check here first for help, suggestions and guidelines.

Glad to see no one is supposed to know about Cthulhu at the start. Much more the way I like to play.

Looks like a good group, fingers crossed, yet to have a really good COC experience.
GM
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Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 21:57
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In reply to Jason Richmond Witherspoon (msg # 48):

journalist
occupational skill points = Education x 4

skills:
art/craft:Photography
history
library use
own language (native tongue)
one skill (charm, fast talk, intimidate, or persuade)
psychology
ANY two other skills

credit rating: 9 - 30 (suggested)

this is a lovecraftian styled journalist after the likes of Kolchak the night stalker.
Jacob Westley
 PC, 1 post
Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 22:07
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Hey y’all, Deputy Jake Westley here, Deerfield County Sheriff’s Office.

50/25/10 STR
50/25/10 DEX
60/30/12 CON
55/27/11 APP
50/25/10 POW

65/32/13 EDU
65/32/13 INT
65/32/13 SIZ

75/37/15 Luck

The dice roller was pretty kind to me, especially in Luck.

This message was last edited by the player at 12:52, Wed 06 Apr.

Dafydd Taliesin Morgan
 PC, 6 posts
Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 07:56
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"Lucky" Jake indeed. Just about as lucky as Dai is ruggedly handsome!

So I'm about done assigning my skill points; decided to shove a heap into Charm and a little Mech and Elec Repair; enough to be decent-ish, if that influences anyones choices at all. The rest (because it's the Drifter package) is all in physicals (for some reason); Jump, Climb, etc.

The only dilemma/question I'm having now is whether or not to stroll into town with my own axe or to pick one up when I need it...
Wilhelm de Vries
 PC, 3 posts
Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 11:16
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don't anna bother you
but
still need the numer of points for my char to spend

is it like the old days: edu x 15 on profession
int x 5 on hobby skills ..??

thx
Jacob Westley
 PC, 2 posts
 Deputy Sheriff
Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 12:12
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In reply to Wilhelm de Vries (msg # 52):

per the Investigator Handbook

Occupational skill points are EDU x4 to be spent on Anthropology, History, Library Use, one interpersonal skill (Charm, Fast Talk, Intimidate, or Persuade), Occult, Other Language, Science (Astronomy), any one other skill as a personal or era specialty.

Personal skill points are INT x2 and can be spent on any skills.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 15 posts
Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 12:29
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Trying to get my sheet together. It is a mess.

It tells me sanity is pow*5, which would be 225, but the sheet only goes in to 99.

Should I use the original dice roll, 9*5=45?
Yoland Thomas Scott
 PC, 5 posts
 Call me Whitey!
 Who will you vote for?
Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 12:42
Using Option 5 -- assigning a set of values
This actually worked out pretty well (though I did have to roll for luck and the Dice gave me a 5 on 3d6! What can you do? The Gods of Chaos have spoken on that dreaded 5)

Here's what Whitey looks like now. He's in town, by the way, as a stopover on his political campaigning for the next governor of the greater state of Georgia.

Character Name: Yoland Thomas "Whitey" Scott
Place of Birth: Savannah, GA          Age: 32
Sex: Male
Height: 5' 8"    Weight: 155lb     Hair:  Brown    Eyes: Brown
Occupation: Physician turned to political campaign manager
Colleges, Degrees: MD, The Medical College of Georgia
Mental Disorders: None

Characteristics (assigned value from Option 5 matrix)
STR: 40 [20/8]
CON: 50 [25/10]
POW: 60 [30/12]
DEX: 60 [30/12]
APP: 50 [25/10]
SIZ: 50 [25/10]
INT: 80 [40/16]
EDU: 70 [35/14]
LUCK: 25 [12/5]


99-Cthulhu Mythos: 99              Damage Bonus: -

Sanity Points
Insane 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60


Hit Points equal to (CON + SIZ)/10
Dead -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Investigator Skills (Assigned vales from Option 5)
[ ] Biology: 40 [20/8]
[ ] Credit Rating: 60 [30/12]
[ ] Cthulhu Mythos:
[ ] First Aid: 50 [25/10]
[ ] Library Use: 50 [25/10]
[ ] Medicine: 50 [25/10]
[ ] Other Language (Latin): 40 [20/8]
[ ] Persuade: 70 [35/14]
[ ] Pharmacy: 40 [20/8]
[ ] Psychology: 60 [30/12]


Firearms
[ ] Handgun: 20 [10/4]


Weapons
    melee           %     damage    hnd  rng     #att  hp
[ ] Fist (50%)      50%   1D3        1   touch    1    n/a
[ ] Grapple (25%)   25%   special    2   touch    1    n/a
[ ] Head (10%)      10%   1D4        0   touch    1    n/a
[ ] Kick (25%)      25%   1D6        0   touch    1    n/a


    firearm        %     damage  malf    rng    #att   shots hp
[ ] Colt .45       20

Jacob Westley
 PC, 3 posts
 23, Deputy Sheriff
Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 12:49
Out of Character chat
In reply to Jason Richmond Witherspoon (msg # 54):

In 6e Characteristics were expressed as the 3D6 roll. In 7e the 3D6 roll is multiplied by 5 to get a percentile range, like skills. SAN is now equal to POW.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 16 posts
Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 12:56
Out of Character chat
In reply to Jacob Westley (msg # 56):

Straight across, got it, thanks.

What about magic points and hit points?
Jacob Westley
 PC, 4 posts
 23, Deputy Sheriff
Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 13:58
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In reply to Jason Richmond Witherspoon (msg # 57):

Magic Points are 1/5 POW.
Hit Points are CON+SIZ divided by 10 (round down)

GM, I hope I'm not stealing your thunder. If you don't want me to share this info, I'll gladly stop.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
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Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 14:16
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In reply to Jacob Westley (msg # 58):

Got it.

Gad I miss the days when I could whip a character in fifteen minutes, but I guess the end result is worth it.
Dafydd Taliesin Morgan
 PC, 7 posts
Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 14:22
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Another 6e to 7e discrepancy is that table of unarmed attacks. It all just comes under the "Fighting (Brawling)" specialisation, which also covers the use of improvised and small weapons not covered by another specialisation (like knives). There's no longer a difference between punching someone and giving them a Glasgow Kiss.
Jacob Westley
 PC, 5 posts
 23, Deputy Sheriff
Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 15:17
Out of Character chat
Yes, all Brawl attacks do 1D3 damage.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 18 posts
Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 15:19
Out of Character chat
In reply to Jacob Westley (msg # 61):

Not a bad thing I guess, as it allows more focus on flavor than outcome.
Dafydd Taliesin Morgan
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Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 15:26
Re: Out of Character chat
Jacob Westley:
Yes, all Brawl attacks do 1D3 damage.

And have the same chance of hitting.
Yoland Thomas Scott
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Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 15:57
Re: Out of Character chat
Jacob Westley:
Yes, all Brawl attacks do 1D3 damage.

If you're brawling in CoC, you're gonna get slimed!
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
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Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 17:00
Re: Out of Character chat
In reply to Yoland Thomas Scott (msg # 64):

No martial arts classes? That could be fun.
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Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 20:07
Re: Out of Character chat
yeah, the system has evolved over the years and editions. i still like 5th edition. but, hey, here we are at 7th. we will endeavor to persevere. who said that line about the native americans and in what movie was it a tag line in.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
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Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 20:19
Re: Out of Character chat
I spend most of my time in 1st. ed. AD&D, but I do my best.
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Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 22:59
Re: Out of Character chat
yeah, old school was cool. i remember playing in middle school in the mornings before school started; cereal or oatmeal, occasionally scrambled eggs or pancakes, and one chocolate milk and one plain milk alongside our morning DnD session. or star frontiers, or gamma world, or twilight 2000, or gang busters, and of course, top secret. those were the days.
Wilhelm de Vries
 PC, 4 posts
Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 13:19
Re: Out of Character chat
Think I got it so far.

Small character description updated.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 21 posts
Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 14:15
Re: Out of Character chat
Nice description. I'm struggling with my sheet, but hope to get there soon.
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Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 17:32
Re: Out of Character chat
don't sweat character creation, we should be ready to roll this weekend.  once you have the preliminaries down go over to the point of origin thread and let us know how you came to be in town. remember that it needs to be practical, i'm going to use it in setting the game and getting us rolling.

thanks.

oh, i'll work out some gear for everyone also. it won't the super lean, starting out, poor-assed adventurer stuff. the PCs are real with real lives, and real lives comes with stuff. and usually boxes of it.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
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Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 17:54
Re: Out of Character chat
I'm in town for a job interview. That should work both as a reason to be here, and a reason to send me to wherever I need to go first.

I was thinking I inherited a car, nothing fancy, but it gets me there.
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Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 17:57
Re: Out of Character chat
the point of origin thread
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 23 posts
Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 18:02
Re: Out of Character chat
Once I have the peliminaries down. So not yet.
Jake Westley
 PC, 7 posts
 23, Deputy Sheriff
Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 19:37
Re: Out of Character chat
How old is Bas? Sounds like he and Jake may have gone to grade school together, the democratizing effect of the public education system. Jake is 23.
Bastion Aric Savege
 PC, 6 posts
Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 20:25
Re: Out of Character chat
I am a bit older than you.  32 to be exact.

Also, while my family owns land and country home here, we have more prominent holdings in Savannah that my brother inherited.

Once I get clear of doctors and my work, I will update with more info on general knowledge.
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Fri 8 Apr 2022
at 19:46
Re: Out of Character chat
Everybody has gone quiet. any questions? close to being done? need some help? ready to get rolling?
Bastion Aric Savege
 PC, 7 posts
Fri 8 Apr 2022
at 20:09
Re: Out of Character chat
I will update character sheet and add some more to my in town post this evening
Dafydd Taliesin Morgan
 PC, 10 posts
Fri 8 Apr 2022
at 23:37
Re: Out of Character chat
I'm all done. Just waiting for a go-ahead. I'd happily jump in on the back of other folks' introductions...
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Sat 9 Apr 2022
at 01:16
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thanks guys, its looking good, thanks for keeping in touch
Dafydd Taliesin Morgan
 PC, 12 posts
Sat 9 Apr 2022
at 21:42
Out of Character chat
Sorry the post is a bit speculative, but I didn't want to bog down the action with the minutiae of posting little more than "I enter the building" and then waiting for a "you see a guy" before actually introducing myself.
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Sat 9 Apr 2022
at 23:34
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no sweat, so i'm thinking some sort of travel bag like a backpack or knapsack, maybe even a sea bag. change of clothes, some extra socks, skivvies, and probably some soap and foot powder. you already claimed a canteen, that works well, he is probably traveling with some money and few things in his pockets too. you jack knife, matches, maybe a pipe or some cigarettes. what else would he be traveling with?

maybe a cup and a small coffee pot for morning coffee on the road? a blanket or bedroll to sleep in. hobos of the era ride the rails with little more. Does he carry a pistol? flesh it out a bit as you think is appropriate for your traveling shamrock salesman.
Dafydd Taliesin Morgan
 PC, 13 posts
Sun 10 Apr 2022
at 09:43
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GM:
no sweat, so i'm thinking some sort of travel bag like a backpack or knapsack, maybe even a sea bag. change of clothes, some extra socks, skivvies, and probably some soap and foot powder. you already claimed a canteen, that works well, he is probably traveling with some money and few things in his pockets too. you jack knife, matches, maybe a pipe or some cigarettes. what else would he be traveling with?

maybe a cup and a small coffee pot for morning coffee on the road? a blanket or bedroll to sleep in. hobos of the era ride the rails with little more. Does he carry a pistol? flesh it out a bit as you think is appropriate for your traveling shamrock salesman.

This was the equipment list I drafted on my sheet;

Clothes and a Coat
Pocket Knife
Messenger Satchel
- Tool Roll
- A Polished Coal Keepsake
- Hard Biscuits (old)
- Book of Matches (3 left)
- Canteen of Water

So I think we're on a level. Adding a sea bag for bulkier items like a blanket and a change of clothes, as you suggest, would be a reasonable shout. He definitely wouldn't have a pistol or any kind of weapon; a pocket knife is about his limit. He's a drifter, not a fighter (even if he does know how to swing an axe...all that chopping firewood has got to be useful for something, right?). If he smokes it's only when he's offered one; I don't see him as having the means or the inclination to buy cigarettes or tobacco regularly.

edit: I've updated my char sheet to include the extra kit, if you want to ok it.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:48, Sun 10 Apr.

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Sun 10 Apr 2022
at 11:00
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that works for Dai. great job.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 24 posts
Sun 10 Apr 2022
at 16:39
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Really struggling with the character sheet. Should I drop an intro post anyway?
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Sun 10 Apr 2022
at 17:09
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you are welcome to, of course. what can i do to help with the sheet? is it a technical issue or just finding to time to get to it? time is often the thing that gets most people. RL is a pain in the ass, don't employers and family realize how important make believe is to the maintenance of sanity!
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 25 posts
Sun 10 Apr 2022
at 18:17
Out of Character chat
It is just to vague and amorphous, I have no clue where to start. I wish it were more of a step by step procedure. To be honest, I am struggling with a lot of things right now, serious ennui.
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Sun 10 Apr 2022
at 18:21
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take another week. we can get started and introduce you in a week. give you more time to finish up without fret to other matters. the game will still be here and it will move along like an investigation accompanied by some action as opposed to the other way around. well, up until an ancient outer entity completely consumes the party with a side of mayo.
Jason Richmond Witherspoon
 PC, 26 posts
Sun 10 Apr 2022
at 18:33
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Will do, thanks.
Yoland Thomas Scott
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Mon 11 Apr 2022
at 02:33
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Going off grid this coming week. I will post when I get back.
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Mon 11 Apr 2022
at 11:27
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thanks for the heads up.
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Tue 12 Apr 2022
at 20:34
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I'm gonna make equipment/gear simple. I have talked to Dafydd and Bas already. I would assume that Jake most likely has little money put back, clothing, a few firearms, some hunting gear to exploit seasons for quail, rabbit, squirrel, deer, feral hog, turkey, and duck. He may own an old jalopy or a well bred horse. Anything in particular let me know and we can work it out.
Wilhelm de Vries
 PC, 5 posts
Tue 12 Apr 2022
at 20:53
Out of Character chat
I am sorry for my silence, I am not at home right now, something happened in my family,  I will be back on wednesday or thursday next week.
Sorry again.
Jake Westley
 PC, 10 posts
 23, Deputy Sheriff
Tue 12 Apr 2022
at 21:29
Out of Character chat
In reply to GM (msg # 92):

I mostly agree, except he has no automobile. He can get a horse or wagon from his family farm about an hour walk from town.
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Thu 14 Apr 2022
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hey wilhelm that isn't an issue. take your time pal.

Jake would have access to one of the two vehicles in town when needed for the job. a flatbed ford truck to retrieve supplies, corpses, or move prisoners on work details around the county. the other vehicle is a desoto coup used to run out on calls while on duty. seven miles on foot is a long haul, on horseback its an hour to not hurt the horse, but in a car it is ten minute drive on narrow county roads.
William Henry Clark
 PC, 1 post
Thu 14 Apr 2022
at 03:43
Out of Character chat
...or I'd be happy to give him a ride in my hearse. Long as it's not "In Service"...

Howdy, local Undertaker here.

Hope to not have to much work to do.
Bastion Aric Savege
 PC, 9 posts
Sat 16 Apr 2022
at 01:12
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Will get a post up...hopefully later this evening, but maybe in the morning.  Have had a rough week.
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Sat 16 Apr 2022
at 11:33
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no sweat, i'll give everyone time to chime in about this scene before I advance it. it kind of sets up your invitations to dine at casa de cthuhlu later.
Jake Westley
 PC, 11 posts
 23, Deputy Sheriff
Sun 17 Apr 2022
at 15:54
Out of Character chat
In reply to William Henry Clark (msg # 96):

If I accept a ride, I'll sit up front with you.
William Henry Clark
 PC, 4 posts
Sun 17 Apr 2022
at 23:59
Re: Out of Character chat
Jake Westley:
If I accept a ride, I'll sit up front with you.


Lol!
Wilhelm de Vries
 PC, 6 posts
Thu 21 Apr 2022
at 20:56
Re: Out of Character chat
I want to thank you all for your patience.

If you still want me in the game I gonna start posting tomorrow right away.

I am really looking forward to this game.
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Fri 22 Apr 2022
at 13:51
Re: Out of Character chat
bring it on. we are just getting rolling with jake's eminent demise anyway. oh, did i say that aloud?
Jake Westley
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Fri 22 Apr 2022
at 19:30
Re: Out of Character chat
Wait.. what?
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Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 14:06
Re: Out of Character chat
moving along well, gonna through whilhelm in closer in post so he, too, can go insane and become a serial killer. there are enough of you to irradiate the main lines of cereal common to stores in the era. no more easy breakfast foods!
Yoland Thomas Scott
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Tue 26 Apr 2022
at 17:37
Re: Out of Character chat
Given the Deep South location, and Dafydd’s no doubt thick Welsh accent, it seems most likely the locals would hear it as ‘bud’ anyway, which has pretty much the exact connotation.
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Wed 27 Apr 2022
at 12:40
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yeah, because we all know the difference. we would just call you an ass if we needed to insult you in a casual manner.
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Thu 5 May 2022
at 05:03
Re: Out of Character chat
if you made your sanity roll, you lose 1 point of sanity.
if you failed your sanity roll, you lose 1d6 points of sanity.

congratulations! you have encountered your first 'well, damn' moment
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Tue 17 May 2022
at 00:05
Re: Out of Character chat
well, it seemed like this lost its steam in no short order. i'll be taking this game down this week. anyone who wants to copy their character is welcome to. maybe you can find space for it in another game.
Jake Westley
 PC, 21 posts
 23, Deputy Sheriff
Tue 17 May 2022
at 02:29
Re: Out of Character chat
I am very sorry to hear this. I was having a good time. Didn’t understand why no one was responding to my last post but didn’t feel I could post again.

Thanks for the effort, GM. I’ll be watching for your next one.
Yoland Thomas Scott
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Tue 17 May 2022
at 10:55
Re: Out of Character chat
Thanks for the heads-up. Sorry the game never caught fire.