{ Out of Character Chat }   Posted by DM.Group: 0
Ildrulf Versalain
 player, 751 posts
 Play nicely, or my sister
 will hit you with a rock.
Sun 29 Sep 2013
at 20:06
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
External drives are good.

I'm equally good with either approach to kickstarting the game.
Infithe Versalain
 player, 761 posts
 ''Long fingers often lend
 others long faces...''
Sun 29 Sep 2013
at 20:26
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
I suppose I agree with my brother for once.
Auren Silvertip
 player, 228 posts
 Caution in the darkness..
 ...You might find me!
Mon 30 Sep 2013
at 08:13
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Either or!

I know I have a hell of a task on this solo thing which is interesting on its own accord.
But it would be easier for all if we amalgamated into one group and pushed on from there.
Quanfinigon
 player, 330 posts
 Human Male
 Cleric of Traladara
Mon 30 Sep 2013
at 13:55
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
I feel I'm just hitting my stride as a statue.. but yes, another helpful either/or/old/new/sympathy for the DM vote. I just want to be part of it all, any which way! :-)
DM
 GM, 1184 posts
 Game Dungeon Mistress
Mon 30 Sep 2013
at 16:41
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Yeah, I'm torn myself.  Part of me wants to work it out.  The other parts wants to kill it with fire.

So while I figure it out and see if anyone else wants to chime in, have any of you played around much with the D&D Next materials?
Ildrulf Versalain
 player, 752 posts
 Play nicely, or my sister
 will hit you with a rock.
Mon 30 Sep 2013
at 16:52
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Not me.  Is it any good?
Quanfinigon
 player, 331 posts
 Human Male
 Cleric of Traladara
Tue 1 Oct 2013
at 13:32
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Sounds like a loaded question. <grins>

Afraid not. I find myself going the other way, working backwards from Pathfinder to D&D Original, and quite comfortable with all versions in between, so I only have idle curiosity as to whether they will be able to make a rule system that encompasses everything to date as I believe was touted.

If it helps, looking at the cast list it appears we've lost a few players from both groups (a few 2012 and prior last logins), so going with one group would give us both a core group and reduce demands on our GM both by having one group not two, and by keeping one of the game threads going to save her starting a brand new one from scratch.

Easy fix.. those poking around the magician's basement have had PLENTY of opportunities to set off a teleport trap - I *knew* that crazy strobing lighting fixture was trouble and I blame Orken! Maybe even a straight swap of active to Rahib's pleasure palace, inactive to the basement, or vice-versa?

I've got a bet both ways with a character in each group, but happy to drop one - from a practical point of view, I'm afraid that'd be the one that can't move as we also have Telgareth the actually-able-to-fight-and-pray-in-anger cleric and besides, I think Tanindara has her heart set on selling me off piece by piece! :-)
DM
 GM, 1185 posts
 Game Dungeon Mistress
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 15:57
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
I find myself regressing too.  I signed up for the playtest knowing full well I'd like not really be able to playtest (since they didn't originally permit the playtest materials to be played in any other way than at a tabletop), but still I had hope.

The first play packets looked pretty good -- a revamped Caves of Chaos and some pre-gens in the "gnome druid", "human monk", "elf mage", "halfling rogue" line.  I was a little bit excited.

I just got the most recent play packet and opened the character creation races section.  Blergh: dragonborn, drow, tiefling, warforged.  How so-very boring.

I don't know what's wrong with me, really. I just hate the newer races, and the idea of getting the inevitable drow-dragonborn monk-assassin-bard character pitch just makes me zone right out.

I'm probably going to end up sticking with something retro, I guess.  Some days I think I just just totally 100% resign and commit to that to the extent I start a old-school module foundry and all.

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:58, Sat 05 Oct 2013.

Ildrulf Versalain
 player, 753 posts
 Play nicely, or my sister
 will hit you with a rock.
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 16:20
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Ah... dragonborn and warforged.  :(  That's enough to turn me off the idea.

Throw drow PCs into the mix, and I pretty much become homicidal.  The drow were cool when they were the mysterious evil demon-worshipping elves that nobody knew much about.  Back when you could panic a party of adventurers just by hinting that drow might be in the area.  Then they started bringing out books about their home lives and their favourite recipes, and dressing them in weird fetish-wear, and I completely lost interest.
Ildrulf Versalain
 player, 754 posts
 Play nicely, or my sister
 will hit you with a rock.
Wed 20 Nov 2013
at 07:31
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with "M".
Infithe Versalain
 player, 762 posts
 ''Long fingers often lend
 others long faces...''
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 12:03
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
My computer?  It's mine, I tell you!
Tanindara Briacat
 player, 454 posts
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 16:19
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
If it wasn't, it wouldn't work.

 Maybe it was... Mr. Mxyzptlk?
Ildrulf Versalain
 player, 755 posts
 Play nicely, or my sister
 will hit you with a rock.
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 17:46
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Why does that name keep cropping up in conversations today?
Tanindara Briacat
 player, 455 posts
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 17:58
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Don't look at me!  You brought him up.
Infithe Versalain
 player, 763 posts
 ''Long fingers often lend
 others long faces...''
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 18:05
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
No he did not, he isn't even a father yet, silly!
Tanindara Briacat
 player, 456 posts
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 18:22
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Are you sure?  Drat.  It explained so much about him!  The attitude, the pranks, the nigh-omnipotence... it all made sense.
Infithe Versalain
 player, 764 posts
 ''Long fingers often lend
 others long faces...''
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 18:25
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Well now, no need to exaggerate my brother's....  qualities...like that, at least not the very last.
Ildrulf Versalain
 player, 756 posts
 Play nicely, or my sister
 will hit you with a rock.
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 18:27
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
You're both grounded.  Go to your rooms.
Infithe Versalain
 player, 765 posts
 ''Long fingers often lend
 others long faces...''
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 18:44
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Make me!  I am a statue, remember?  :p
Ildrulf Versalain
 player, 757 posts
 Play nicely, or my sister
 will hit you with a rock.
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 19:20
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Very well.  You don't have to go to your room.  Go and stand by the dovecote instead.
Infithe Versalain
 player, 766 posts
 ''Long fingers often lend
 others long faces...''
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 19:42
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Dovecote?  Hmph!  Well, I suppose I can ask some elf to wash me, you wouldn't mind that, would you?

This message was last edited by the player at 19:44, Fri 22 Nov 2013.

Ildrulf Versalain
 player, 758 posts
 Play nicely, or my sister
 will hit you with a rock.
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 19:48
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Bah!  I've got a sword I keep specially polished for any elf that shows his face around here.  I know the thought of being killed with something dirty would just frighten them to death.  And where's the fun in that?

So... still no correct answers to my question?

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:48, Fri 22 Nov 2013.

Infithe Versalain
 player, 767 posts
 ''Long fingers often lend
 others long faces...''
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 19:49
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Menace, because you are looking into a mirror!  I win a free bath, ha!
Ildrulf Versalain
 player, 759 posts
 Play nicely, or my sister
 will hit you with a rock.
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 19:51
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Wrong, on every level.
Infithe Versalain
 player, 768 posts
 ''Long fingers often lend
 others long faces...''
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 20:39
Re: { Out of Character Chat }
Yes, you are, but I still love you, my dear brother.  :)