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thedarkstone
2011-11-27, 08:19 PM
Character List
{table="head"]Character|Player|Race|Class
Luci Talbot (http://www.coyotecode.net/profiler/view.php?id=12232)|OMG Ponies (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=45281)|Changeling|Rogue/Warlock
Arvan Gatson (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348387)|Harnel (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=53529)|Human|Warblade
Milo Tealeaf (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348426)|The Big Orc (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=30678)|Halfling|Rogue
Samuel (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348390)|hpboy111 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=63833)|Human|Sorceror
Tarn Merrick (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348602)|Jzabek (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=63668)|Gnome|Wizard (Illusionist)
Oskar the Kind (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348659)|The Anarresti (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=51057)|Dwarf|Barbarian
Terrial "Twigshooter" (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12285143&postcount=124)|Swordgeo (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=60403)|Elf|Ranger/Fighter
Brazius Detotorro (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=349782)|Toska Moriarty (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=58289)|Half-Elf|Cleric
Liam of the Trees (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348386)|thedarkstone (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=64153)|Shifter|Druid[/table]

This is the OOC thread for my 3rd level D&D 3.5 campaign. It's a tentative title for the adventure (which may turn into a series of adventures), but I think it fits.

EDIT: I hear it's standard procedure for each player to have a certain color for dialogue. Might I suggest selecting it now?

Swordgeo
2011-11-27, 08:37 PM
Dibs for Terrial to be "Dim Grey"

Jzadek
2011-11-27, 09:03 PM
Tarn Merrick speaks in "Dark Red".

EDIT: Nope, that looks to much like a link. I keep trying to click it instinctively. If it's okay, I'll switch to Green.

EDIT 2: Posting my sheet (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348602) here now.

hpboy111
2011-11-27, 09:04 PM
Then I guess I'll be red.

Halae
2011-11-27, 09:10 PM
"Dark Olive Green"

The Anarresti
2011-11-27, 09:12 PM
Death before dishonor!
Dark orange will do nicely for Oskar.

The Big Orc
2011-11-27, 10:52 PM
Claiming Sienna for Milo (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348426)

Question, will all of our characters know each other at the start of the game (aka do we need to start deciding how we met and how much the others know about us) or will we meet in the game?

OMG PONIES
2011-11-28, 07:51 AM
Luci will speak in Magenta. Big Orc, a few of us have worked out connections, but it never hurts to have a "new guy" too. Up to you which way you want to go.

DM, first post should be updated, as Luci is now a rogue/warlock.

thedarkstone
2011-11-28, 04:12 PM
All right, I need you to list who is and isn't in the group to begin with for me. It'll help create the starting scenario. Also, I editing the post for you, Luci.

hpboy111
2011-11-28, 04:16 PM
Well it looks like Luci, Arvan and Samuel started off together, unless anybody else wishes to incorporate themselves in now.

Jzadek
2011-11-28, 04:57 PM
Tarn's in their too - he met up with Arvan as they both pursued the circus.

thedarkstone
2011-11-28, 05:08 PM
All right, that puts Tarn, Luci, Arvan, and Samuel together? Oskar, Terrial, and Milo are all independent, then?

The Big Orc
2011-11-28, 06:10 PM
Sounds good to me.

The Anarresti
2011-11-28, 07:02 PM
My character would certainly be an independent. But a quick question before we start: do you think that my guy would work better as a human? It'd take me all of five minutes to change the sheet over. I mean, I've designed him as a guerilla warrior instead of a tank, and dwarves are traditionally geared toward the tank. In terms of the actual character, with regards to roleplaying, you can always play a human as anything you want, even though I originally imagined the guy as a dwarf.
On the other hand, there's the fun of breaking a mold.

thedarkstone
2011-11-28, 07:05 PM
Personally, I like the racial diversity we have going on. It adds culture to this world we're creating. Also, dwarves may be suited for tanking, but that just makes him more potent as a guerilla warfare...ist.

OMG PONIES
2011-11-28, 07:19 PM
Luci Talbot (http://www.coyotecode.net/profiler/view.php?id=12232)'s sheet is ready for review. I figured Persona Immersion was good for her actress side, as well as allowing her to (hopefully) fool anyone reading her thoughts/divining on her.

Swordgeo
2011-11-28, 07:28 PM
Yeah Terrial's by himself starting off.

Like I said in the recruitment thread a bit ago, keep the dwarf thing Annaresti, it's cool and innovative. And we have to have a dwarf...or else who will hate the elf of the group until they have an epic battle together and then forge a sweet Legolas/Gimli thing goin' on?

thedarkstone
2011-11-28, 07:30 PM
All right, I find it acceptable. Now, all we wait for is Arvan.

Jzadek
2011-11-28, 07:32 PM
Yeah, keep the dwarf. For one thing, it gives the race a unique position in the world, having them as barbarians rather than miners. Secondly, it's a perfectly serviceable guerrilla warrior either way, and the racial diversity is cooler.

On a related note, a couple of my spells will help with your guerilla-ness - Bull's Strength and Invisibility could make for a potent combination.

EDIT: Also, the fact that he's a dwarf means that that was what the character concept was in your head. Given this seems to be shaping up to be quite RP heavy, its probably best to keep that - afterall, I spent a lot of my points on getting 16 charisma and wisdom, and I'm a wizard.

thedarkstone
2011-11-28, 08:12 PM
I will begin as soon as I have Arvan's character sheet. Not to place pressure on you, Harnel, but I wait only for you.

Halae
2011-11-28, 08:42 PM
Here's Arvan (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348387). Still need to spend the last of his gold on stuff, but he's otherwise set.

EDIT: oh, right, I need to pick traits too.

thedarkstone
2011-11-28, 08:54 PM
All right, since that's all you need to do, I'll begin the thread. It will be named Cirque du Slav, so that you can easily distinguish it.

thedarkstone
2011-11-28, 09:57 PM
That'll get us started at least. It isn't the best opening, but I'm working on limited mental reserves at the moment. Once I get into my flow, I should be able to do much better than that. Also, my apologies for railroading the beginning; I wrote out three different scenarios and ran them through my head, but this one worked the best.

Halae
2011-11-28, 10:23 PM
For those desirous of a link: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=224128

The Anarresti
2011-11-28, 10:29 PM
@Harnel:
You're going to want to remember your armor check penalty. For a masterwork breastplate, that's -3

Halae
2011-11-28, 10:31 PM
yeah, ok. I'll add that in a second then

Jzadek
2011-11-29, 02:40 AM
What are the rule for familiars? Do you control them, or do I?

OMG PONIES
2011-11-29, 07:02 AM
Harnel, I always thought the only social skill that didn't work on PCs were Diplomacy/Intimidate. Is that incorrect?

thedarkstone
2011-11-29, 07:27 AM
You control your familiar.

hpboy111
2011-11-29, 07:32 AM
If you are Lying to a PC and that person suspects it, the it's a bluff vs. Sense motive. Diplomacy an intimidate don't affect PCs unless engaged in a Battle of Wills (see ToB).

thedarkstone
2011-11-29, 07:09 PM
Luci: Millen tells the truth. He can see through the disguise. Also, mechanical way he sees through? What do you mean?

OMG PONIES
2011-11-29, 07:15 PM
Reposting here, since the OOC is the better place for it:
Out of curiosity, is there a mechanical way that Lord Millen is seeing through my disguise?

By a mechanical way to see through my disguise, I'm asking if there's something within the rules of the game he's using to see through it, or if he just can because he represents the DM. I'm fine with it either way, but a lot of Luci's schtick is making sure that other people don't know who she really is:

A Spot check of 41 or higher is required to see through Luci's disguise.
Even true seeing cannot pierce mundane disguises.
Luci has taken the Persona Immersion feat, meaning that if she succeeds on a save against divination spells or telepath powers of 3rd level or lower, she gets to determine what information is sent to the caster/manifester. Even if Millen's reading her thoughts, he only reads her true thoughts if she fails a Will save. Granted, I'm sure there are plenty of spells/powers of 4th level or higher against which this feat doesn't do bubkis, but it was too cool not to take.

Either way, I don't really have a problem with our employer/benefactor being able to see who I truly am with ease. I just want to make sure it's a bit harder for the bad guys, what with their multiple reasons to want me dead.

thedarkstone
2011-11-29, 07:21 PM
A little of both; he was using a combination of Psionic True Seeing and a Mind Probe on each of you. Mind Probe is a 5th level power, out of your range for Persona Immersion. I won't lie; I didn't roll your Will save. That was the "manifestation of the DM" thing going on. But, you will be safe from your enemies; they won't be able to roll that high.

And Lord Gunther Millen is a 10th level Telepath. We won't be running into enemies that powerful for a long time.

OMG PONIES
2011-11-29, 07:24 PM
Whew, that explains it rather nicely. As we progress in level, is there any chance we could homebrew a feat (or feats) that would function as enhanced versions of Persona Immersion? Even better, would we be able to rejigger the feat so that it scales with level to include more powerful effects?

thedarkstone
2011-11-29, 07:25 PM
Hmm...that seems interesting. I like the idea of a follow-up feat. I'm sure we could work something out.

Halae
2011-11-29, 08:07 PM
hey Ponies, what do you think of the idea that Arvan might like Luci a bit?

OMG PONIES
2011-11-29, 09:16 PM
Haha, I like it. However, expect it to be slow goings: as a sideshow freak/forced escort, Luci's slow to trust men...especially when it comes to things like emotions.

I need some input from the party. The most recent round of Iron Chef Optimization has me looking at Mindbender. Which does everyone think is better for Luci to aim towards: Master of Masks for versatility, or Mindbender to focus on charming/mindreading?

hpboy111
2011-11-29, 09:23 PM
I personally enjoy versatility normally but Mindbender could be quite useful. It's your choice but I like the mindbender idea right now.

Also, would Samuel qualify as a man? I'm only wondering what our level of trust would be at this point. We're bith in similar predicaments and I'm basically a kid still. How would Luci feel about me after traveling together for a few weeks? Just wondering for the sake of character interaction.

Halae
2011-11-29, 09:26 PM
I'm voting mindbender, but not too many levels. losing more than a single level can be absolutely terrible for a build, if you want to keep it competitive, and mindbender loses a casting level on every even level. I usually just go for a 1 level dip for the telepathy, and that lets me pick up mindsight, which is at least seven kinds of awesome.

As for the Arvan liking Luci bit, he doesn't expect anything to come of it, but the hope is there, so he'll be trying, even if it is slow.

OMG PONIES
2011-11-29, 09:32 PM
I think she may still view Samuel as an innocent child, but she'll be fiercely guarding that innocence, as she's seen the influence the "grown-up" world can have. She'll be looking out for Samuel, straddling the line between Big Sister and Mama Bear. What do you think?

hpboy111
2011-11-29, 09:41 PM
Sounds good. I'm technically an adult in the eyes of most D&D worlds but I only put him at age fifteen so that I could avoid stat penalties, would have enjoyed playing him at like age 10. I'm going to play him as a kid who's been through hell and learned from his experiences. He's polite but cold on the outside. Knowing that someone was watching over him and cared about him would be a good thing for him. I think he'll regard you as the older sister, but will still seem somewhat cold to you, even if he likes you.

Halae
2011-11-29, 09:44 PM
This makes me wonder about how each of the group feels about each other, really. Arvan will feel like he can trust the three he's been traveling with enough to tell them about his sister. Also, about his troll-blood, which, if they've been in fights before, they've likely seen in action.

He does not, however, trust the new three characters. Not yet anyways. But he acts as a protector nonetheless because that's what he is and what he does. He wants to defend everybody he can to make up for his failure to defend a single person.

thedarkstone
2011-11-29, 09:47 PM
God, I wish I had players like you guys all of the time. You're all so wonderful at this. Makes me glad I came here.

Anyways, I'm going to get some sleep. I may be able to get a post up in the morning. If not, expect one around the same time as usual.

hpboy111
2011-11-29, 09:50 PM
Makes sense. Well, Samuel trusts all of you to a degree, but not enough to provide an real info about his past. Regardless of how he actually feels about all of you though, he maintains a cold, calculating exterior and tries to not let his emotions run away with him. So for Luci he regards her as a bit of a big sister. Tarn he respects a fellow, and more well learned magic user. For Arvan he feels A need to assist him on his quest to find his sister and respects his physical prowess.

And that's Sams view on those that he's been traveling with.

As for the new 3, he is an ever watching vigil. Trust will be formed base on actions and manerisms of the others. He also has a thing for sob stories given his own past, which is why he wants to help Avran. He will remain respectful, although not necessarily helpful until the new three have proven themselves somehow.

OMG PONIES
2011-11-29, 10:04 PM
I think he'll regard you as the older sister, but will still seem somewhat cold to you, even if he likes you.

Great--two emotionally stunted people who are trying to learn how to trust each other. Samuel will be the only one in the group Luci's been travelling with that knows her secret (about killing the ringmaster). The others who traveled with her know only that she fled the circus, and she has been intentionally vague on what it was they forced her to do.

hpboy111
2011-11-29, 10:11 PM
Ok, sounds good. If that's the case then you know a little bit more than the rest of the party. All three of you know that Sam is triying to keep his past a secret and you can all assume that it wasn't a very happy existence. Luci however will know that Sams family is dead and that is why he is yravelling and on the run. She knows that Sam blames himself for his family's death, but not that he actually blew them up. What she thinks actually happened is up to you.

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 06:07 AM
If we're working out relationships, how do you guys feel about Tarn? He's an illusionist who stocks Disguise Self most of the time, as wells as being a bit of a diplomat, so for Luci is a fellow deceiver, but not quite as skilled. How does she view that?

I think that Tarn is probably quite jealous of her so obviously superior skill, but sees her as somewhat of a kindred spirit. Also, he enjoys her company as a person, and hopes she feels the same about him, but feels no romantic attraction - she is just a friend. He sees Arvan's attraction towards her, and finds it amusing and sweet - he's been through more than one relationship before, and while his all ended badly (some to greater extents than others) he hopes that Arvan will be happy, and that Luci won't break his heart too much.

I do get the impression that while Tarn is quite fond of Samuel, he doesn't have much respect for him - partly because he's only fifteen, while Tarn's 172, and partly because he's a sorcerer - his magic is natural, rather than trained in over years of time. However, these are also reasons he likes him - he never had a son, and Samuel is beginning to fill that role, and he finds natural magic fascinating, and could be convinced to respect him like he could a wizard.

Arvan, he trusts as a person, and also feels pity for him in losing his sister - he's painfully accustomed to the feeling of loss. He also has respect for him, knowing that he isn't just dumb muscle. However, Tarn knows that Arvan is a little of a loose cannon, as the desperation to get his sister back may cloud his judgement, and that Arvan is hotheaded enough anyway - Tarn worries about the effect this might have during their attack on the circus. However, he is aware of the hypocrisy behind this as well, given that when Zill becomes involved, he will act quite similarly.

However, despite any misgivings, all these people are his friends, and he has told them his life's story (apart from the bit only our DM knows), complete with illusions as visual back-up, so they should recognize Zill if she appears in any previous form. The new people, not so much.

Oskar, he has pigeonholed into the role of irrational, unenlightened barbarian, and will have to be proven wrong. Milo he sees as a devious thief, but at the same time, quite respects him for his mind and trade. Finally, he dislikes Terrial, for his abrasive attitude, but more so for his race and class - an elf, master of the arcane, as a warrior. Again, like Oskar, he will need convincing before he accepts him.

OMG PONIES
2011-11-30, 08:32 AM
Luci views her shapechanging as an art form--the perfection of the craft of acting. She's seen her share of magicians come and go through the circus, and as such, she feels as though she knows their tricks cold. Granted, most of them were simply stage magicians, mentalists, and the occasional low-level arcanist, so she'll have to show Tarn grudging respect as she begins to see more and more of his power.

For the past few weeks she's been travelling with you, she's been nothing more or less than polite. Every now and then, she'll ask you how you perform a particular trick, but it's less out of wonder and more out of analysis. Additionally, she studies you a bit too intently, sometimes making small motions in the mirror that you can swear are copies of your mannerisms...almost as if she's using you as inspiration for another of her characters.

hpboy111
2011-11-30, 09:29 AM
Just had a thought. Since you are incorporating Psioinics into this campaign world, are you using Magic/Psionics Transparency, or are you running them as two very seperate things?

The Anarresti
2011-11-30, 10:03 AM
Oskar does not consider himself uncivilized, not by a long shot. In fact, he considers most of the Southern society to be the real barbarians, squabbling over silly, imaginary things. He is a guileless person and will judge each one as they come, based more on their honesty than anything else.
Because he has spent most of his life in the far north among his clan, he doesn't have many racial preconceptions about these people. They're all overlarge (or too small) southern barbarians to him, but he'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
So far, it is to early to tell anything about these people. This is fine. He is used to waiting for things. He is, however, keeping an eye on Arvan: he can tell that there is something giantish about him. Additionally, restraint and discipline are things he admires which this man seems to lack.
Tarn represents everything Oskar does not understand: Arcana, trickery, southern mannerisms. More strange to him than Luci's powers is Tarn's familiar: Oskar has never seen anything like that before in his life.
But, whenever confronted with something he doesn't understand, he takes his usual tactic: wait and see.

I think it's interesting how the warblade is the young, hotheaded one, and the barbarian is the more levelheaded one with the 14 wisdom.

EDIT: By the way, speaking as myself,@Jzadek, the fez-wearing monkey familiar? That's just awesome. Pure gold, right there.

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 11:33 AM
Thanks! The monkey came to me because I wanted a familiar that was unique and would represent Tarn's origin further south. I have no idea where the fez came from.

Yeah, Tarn's perceptions of Oskar are pretty damn wrong, but still, there's going to be some really cool roleplaying between them. They're opposites - one is straightforward, honorable, emphasizes the physical and fights with a blade, the other manipulative, underhanded, emphasizes the mental and fights with magic. They're yin and yang. So their relationship will be interesting, to say the least.

OMG PONIES
2011-11-30, 11:36 AM
Allow me to take this moment to say how PUMPED I am that our OOC thread has focused primarily on character motivations, relationships, and interactions. It seems like I'm in a party full of...gasp...ROLE-PLAYERS! Can it be?

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 11:41 AM
It is really great, isn't it? The desire to roleplay is what brought me to Play-by-post in the first place, and this game already makes me so glad I came.

EDIT: May I add that I am also excited that I ended up not only with roleplayers, but good roleplayers, and an equally awesome DM.

hpboy111
2011-11-30, 11:49 AM
I'm looking forward to this as well. This is actually only the second game I've ever been a PC in. I'm usually a DM. So having the chance to play a role play heavy game will be good for me, I can finally start to develop my own preferneces rather than just tailoring the preference of my players.

Edit: Here, here, Jzadek.

thedarkstone
2011-11-30, 03:57 PM
I myself am quite glad all of you enjoy my DMing ability. I do my best where I can, and I hope you forgive me when I do things that irritate you in the future. I'm glad to have a group of role-players, good ones, as my first play-by-post D&D group. It sets a good light for future endeavors.

As for psionics and magic, they are separate and distinct, each being different than the other in subtle ways that causes one to work oddly against the other.

hpboy111
2011-11-30, 03:59 PM
Ok thank you very much for that.

Halae
2011-11-30, 04:56 PM
I'm so glad I signed up for this game.

SO GLAD.

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 05:07 PM
I know, right? This is already one of the most fun games I've played, and all we've done is speak to our employer.

thedarkstone
2011-11-30, 05:08 PM
I'm so glad I signed up for this game.

SO GLAD.

I'm glad you did as well, Harnel.

Also, I'll post here what spells you can learn from the tomes; not their names, exactly, but their school, level, and DC to learn. Expect this post to be edited.

EDIT: I've redecided. You'll get something near the name or spell effect (what you gleam upon glancing) because school is too vague.

Tome One (Grimoire ArcŠnica)
Spell Effect: Upon reading the spell, you believe it has something to do with a weapon; it seems to also have words symbolizing knowledge in it. Perhaps a spell of weapon knowledge? Or war knowledge?
Level: 1st
DC: 16
School: Divination

Spell Effect: This spell seems to rely on creation of nothing. It is obviously an illusion, and there seems to be the word for 'duplicate' mentioned.
Level: 2nd
DC: 17
School: Illusion

Spell Effect: Fire is involved with this spell, one or more beams of it.
Level: 1st
DC: 16
School: Evocation

Spell Effect: This spell is confusing. It seems to be a spell of anger, but it also is a spell of wounding. And defense. All in one.
Level: 1st
DC: 16
School: Transmutation

The rest are a muddled mess.
Tome Two (Everic Lorecaster's Compendium of Finding)
Spell Effect: It seems to be a spell of understanding of magic. But you already have that, so what good might it be? though it does seem rather specific. Understanding of a single outlet of magical energy.
Level: 1st
DC: 16
School: Divination

Spell Effect: This spell seems to be tooled to find a specific inanimate something.
Level: 2nd
DC: 17
School: Divination

Spell Effect: A spell of luck; it stacks odds in your favor.
Level: 2nd
DC: 17
School: Divination

Spell Effect: This spell makes all of that in the area around you known, as if you had spent a short period of time scanning the room.
Level: 1st
DC: 16
School: Divination

Spell Effect: Worded oddly, you can barely glimpse the meaning. It seems to be a spell of empathy, as far as you can tell; it allows you to 'see as another sees'. But this is a divination tome...why would that spell be in here?
Level: 2nd
DC: 17
School: Divination
Tome Three (Lore of the Elder Elves)
Spell Effect: It seems to be a spell of illumination, but it seems to also be able to be used as a weapon. Both illuminate and damage? But no; the wording allows for one to exist, or the other, not both.
Level: 1st
DC: 16
School: Evocation

Spell Effect: This spell allows you to focus your mind, to be an arrow; not literally, but that is what the spell allows for.
Level: 1st
DC: 16
School: Divination

Spell Effect: Strangely enough, this spell seems to be worded almost the same as the cantrip Mage Hand. But you can feel the power from it; it is stronger than that spell.
Level: 1st
DC: 16
School: Transmutation

Spell Effect: This spell creates the illusion of an ally which fulfills some purpose in battle. Exactly what purpose, you cannot tell.
Level: 2nd
DC: 17
School: Illusion
Tome Four (Dwarven Magic)
Spell Effect: This spell summons a swarm of cold flakes...snow? Why would anyone summon a swarm of snow? But its wording makes it appear damaging...perhaps it could be useful.
Level: 2nd
DC: 17
School: Evocation

Spell Effect: The wording of the spell implies that this spell summons a knife of cold, with the potential for explosive power. But did you mistranslate? You don't think you did...
Level: 2nd
DC: 17
School: Conjuration

Spell Effect: It is almost as if this spell was a lesser form of the infamous Stoneskin spell. But instead of defense, it focuses on an arm and gives it the potency of stone...?
Level: 1st
DC: 16
School: Transmutation

Spell Effect: This spell seems almost useless. You divined its ability instantly; it makes fires burn twice as long. Why would anyone want that? You can just throw more wood on the fire, right?
Level: 1st
DC: 16
School: Transmutation

Spell Effect: If you read this spell right, it bridges the gap between humanoid and animal, giving you the capabilities of a beast. But wouldn't that come at a price...?
Level: 2nd
DC: 17
School: Transmutation

Spell Effect: This spell is akin to a spell you saw in another tome; but rather than beams of fire, this uses ice.
Level: 2nd
DC: 17
School: Evocation

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 05:15 PM
Okay, thanks. I'll keep an eye on that post, then.

OMG PONIES
2011-11-30, 07:12 PM
Feeling under the weather; I'll post tomorrow morning.

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 07:15 PM
That sucks! Hope you feel better soon.

Swordgeo
2011-11-30, 07:21 PM
Huh. I'm really gonna like you guys, you are a very good group.

Whatever bad feelings you have for Terrial are not only understood, but mutual. He doesn't know any of you, and he's been a loner most of his life, in attitude if not always in reality. He has kinda made sure he shows you disdain and distrust, cause you guys are kinda weird.

Luci's changelingness(?) obviously makes him uncomfortable, so Terrial's going to be rather negative with her and her group, who else of them are not what they seem?

Of course, that shoud change with time. Terrial should lighten up after he's gotten to know you guys and figures he can trust you all. Until then, he'll prolly be quite the pain. Not that he cares, at this moment, he is only interested in the slaughter of ogres, cause Terrial hasn't had much to do for quite a while, and he wants to keep his aim sharp.

Halae
2011-11-30, 07:23 PM
Well, with Arvan's trollblood, he might count as more than he seems, but that's up to you. For the record, he does have dark green hair.

OMG PONIES
2011-11-30, 07:24 PM
Don't worry--once I have the brain power, Luci's going to make a "live together, die alone" type speech in hopes of rallying the two groups together. Naturally, she's doing this in a bid to assume leadership of our amalgamated group, but that's neither here nor there.:smallbiggrin:

thedarkstone
2011-11-30, 07:25 PM
That's all right, Luci, post when you feel better.

Tarn: almost done with your tomes. One more, and you'll be able to make your choice of three.

EDIT: Yeah, you seemed like you were already assuming the role of leadership; I'm glad someone is, though. You seemed like the best to do it.

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 07:31 PM
Yeah, I see Luci as the leader. Which is good, because Tarn has a long history of being the adviser and second-in-command, but never the leader. He doesn't make the inspiring speeches, but puts the plans into effect. I can see him naturally assuming this role in the party as well.

@thedarkstone: Cool, I'm looking forward to that. Just one question - are we using The Giant's (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9606632&postcount=2)rules for diplomacy? They're pretty useful.

The Anarresti
2011-11-30, 07:36 PM
By all means you can put in things the Wolverine Clan. There's bound to be extraordinarially complicated rules of ediquite and oral history surrounding the clan, and I really want to play up the "stranger in a strange land" idea with Oskar, so the more cultural uniqueness, the better.
By the way, I am basing this a bit off of real-life Norse and Celtic traditions, as well as real clans, and the thing that binds a clan together, in RL and in this setting, is that they are all related somehow. People are often encouraged to marry into a new clan to prevent inbreeding. This has the added benefit of forging diplomatic ties between various clans. Oskar is bound to have an encyclopedic knowledge of clan ties and genealogy. I could put some ranks into a knowledge skill if you'd think it necessary.

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 07:40 PM
As long as you don't put any ranks into Perform (Bagpipes). Speaking from Scotland, I can say that while they may be a traditional celtic instrument, they sound akin to doing unspeakable things to a cat.

thedarkstone
2011-11-30, 07:41 PM
Your tomes are ready, ser Wizard.

EDIT: I don't think a Knowledge skill will be necessary; you're the only tie to that land, so knowing your culture would make sense. Plus, you knowing it will give others a glimpse.

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 07:44 PM
Okay, those are so cool. I'm spoiled for choice! And the descriptions are all so intriguing, too. Argh, this will be hard.

thedarkstone
2011-11-30, 07:47 PM
Don't worry; you'll have a chance to learn all of them eventually.

hpboy111
2011-11-30, 07:51 PM
Some of those spells are definitely worth while. I familiar with all of them except the one that seems to be a stronger version of Mage hand. Greater Mage had maybe? It wasn't as detailed as the others.

The Anarresti
2011-11-30, 07:55 PM
Is Helden dead? Because I'm about to describe him in the present tense, and I don't want to have Oskar misremember something about his own clan.

thedarkstone
2011-11-30, 07:57 PM
He's living, if you want him to be.

Halae
2011-11-30, 07:57 PM
For the record, I'm something of a tactician. so I may be doing a battle thing whenever those roll around.

hpboy111
2011-11-30, 08:00 PM
Seems like we're similar in that manner. I'm even working on a homebrew tactician class just for fun to personify a true master of the battlefield. :)

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 08:02 PM
So does that mean Arvan's a tactician? Cool, Tarn is too. I can see the two of them bonding over that, and given that Tarn saw the fall of Hamadas, as a result of a tactical mistake he made, having a lot to discuss about historical battles.

The Anarresti
2011-11-30, 08:09 PM
Heh, I won't lie that I'm looking forward to the first battle. I think that calling battle-madness "rage" weakens it, making it look like barbarians only get ticked off, but at will.
No, in Oskar's case (and in the case of pretty much any traditional dwarven berserker) it is triggered by the taste and smell of blood. So, he chews up his mouth and goes berserk! No regard whatsoever for his own life, and instead of the calm, collected dwarf you see now, instead there is a little blur of red hair with eyes bulging out of their sockets and a howling, cackling mouth with blood running down his chin, chopping off people's legs at the knees with his Urgrosh.
By the way, there's nothing about Oskar to suggest that he's a berserker. They're an elite group of warrior, semi-mythologized by those who've never met them, and Oskar is semi-ashamed of his battle-madness anyway.
EDIT: This of course means that if he thinks he can win a battle or cut his losses and retreat with honor without raging, he will. He usually only rages if someone else's life is in danger, although berserkers have been known to rage against their will from time to time.

thedarkstone
2011-11-30, 08:11 PM
Tarn gleans the following information:

You realize that the Grimoire ArcŠnica's second spell is Mirror Image, mostly because it's been on your mind. Other than that, it gives you a +4 on your Spellcraft checks to learn spells from these tomes. A 15 won't give you much.

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 08:13 PM
I didn't think it would. Still, that +4 is going to be invaluable.

Swordgeo
2011-11-30, 08:14 PM
I love not only our leadership, but our supply of tactitions! Both things I usually do when I'm not DMing, so I'm glad Terrial's apart from you guys for now...I made him just to be a support character for you guys.

You guys are nothing like our normal group.

thedarkstone
2011-11-30, 08:15 PM
You are superior to them by a long shot.

Halae
2011-11-30, 08:17 PM
whereas Arvan himself is well trained in his combat style, such that he could probably stand toe to toe with an ogre, even if he didn't have regeneration. He probably wouldn't even take any damage.

He really shines when he can set up a battlefield beforehand though. if he can do that, there's nothing that'll win.

hpboy111
2011-11-30, 08:21 PM
Except for a Tarrasque maybe. That's something that's hard to kill even if you're at the right level, and have had days of preparation to face.

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 08:23 PM
@ Swordgeo, thedarkstone -Thank you very much! I guess a lot of us are here to find that, though. At this point, one of my group would have made a contrived euphemism about Luci, and then insisted on calling her "Hot Stuff" for the entire game. He's as bad as Belkar. I'm very glad to be playing with you guys - I think I hit the jackpot as far as fellow players and DMs go. I couldn't have better ones.

Anyway, back to business - Tarn's chosen his first spell to study.
Spell Effect: A spell of luck; it stacks odds in your favor.
Level: 2nd
DC: 17
School: Divination

Given his obsession with control and strategy, this seems right up his alley.

thedarkstone
2011-11-30, 08:29 PM
You can roll here in the OOC thread, if you'd like.

The Big Orc
2011-11-30, 08:31 PM
Heh, should be interesting to see what happens when someone tries to take charge of a chaotic halfling. Although, it may be easier for Luci seeing as Milo finds her ability to change shapes awesome.

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 08:32 PM
Okay, sure. Here goes - baby needs a new pair of spells...

[roll0]

Yes! Okay, hit me with the full description.

Halae
2011-11-30, 08:35 PM
I think maybe we should hold off a little bit to give Luci time to respond. a sick player gets left in the dust all too frequently, which is what causes tension and makes people drop.

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 08:41 PM
Words of wisdom, there. I agree. Once we've wrapped up this first meeting, we should leave it there. Once I've finished selecting my new spells, I'll be heading off anyway - y'all seem to be much further back in the day than I am - it's 2:00 am here, and I need to get up early tomorrow.

thedarkstone
2011-11-30, 08:46 PM
All right, here it is. You may be disappointed.

Insight of Good Fortune
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: One Standard Action
Range: Close (25+5 ft/2 lvls)
Target: One Creature
Duration: 1 minute/level (10 rounds/level) or until discharged
Saving Throw: Will negates (Harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (Harmless)
You toss a small golden die. It rolls towards the creature you choose, then disappears in a tiny golden flash of light.

The subject of the spell becomes unusually lucky. Once during the spell's duration, when he makes an attack roll, skill check, saving throw, or ability check, he rolls twice and takes the better result. He must choose to use this ability before the check is attempted, and the spell expires once the second die is rolled.

OMG PONIES
2011-11-30, 08:47 PM
You guys can post without me; I'll catch up.

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 08:55 PM
@thedarkstone - disappointed? Certainly not. That looks perfect. It may not be flashy, but it'll certainly be useful.

@OMG Ponies - are you sure? I wouldn't want to leave you behind, especially with you being party leader and all.

thedarkstone
2011-11-30, 08:58 PM
Good. You get two more spells now. I tried to pick only useful ones, and only ones that made sense in context.

Halae
2011-11-30, 09:03 PM
Ponies, we don't want to leave you behind because that is one hell of a lot of catching up you'd need to do.

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 09:05 PM
Okay, here's my other two:

Spell Effect: If you read this spell right, it bridges the gap between humanoid and animal, giving you the capabilities of a beast. But wouldn't that come at a price...?
Level: 2nd
DC: 17
School: Transmutation

[roll0]

Mirror Image

[roll1]

Baby needs another pair of new shoes... spoiled brat.

Right, so what's the first one?

thedarkstone
2011-11-30, 09:09 PM
Animalistic Power. From the Player's Handbook II. Would you like it transcribed as well?

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 09:12 PM
Yes please. Sorry, I don't have anything but core. All my non-core stuff is from the internet.

thedarkstone
2011-11-30, 09:23 PM
All right then.

Animalistic Power
Transmutation
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: One Standard Action
Range: Touch
Target: Creature touched
Duration: 1 minute/level
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)
A sparkling nimbus of green light appears around the creature. As the light fades, the creature seems a shade larger and assumes a more animalistic, even feral countenance.

You imbue the subject with an aspect of the natural world. the subject gains a +2 bonus to Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution.

Material Component: A bit of animal fur, feathers, or skin.

Also, the material component for Insight of Good Fortune is a gold die worth 20 gp. (I'll let it be reusable, since that is costly)

Jzadek
2011-11-30, 09:33 PM
Nice, thanks. I'll transcribe that to my spell list now.

On another note, I don't think we should go any further than our character's reactions to Liam now. This is something Luci would likely comment on, so we should probably wait for Ponies to join us again.

The Anarresti
2011-11-30, 09:36 PM
I agree. This game is going too well to loose a character. Let's slow down the rate until we're all on the same page, and are all on top of our own real lives.

thedarkstone
2011-11-30, 09:36 PM
I'm heading off anyways, so any replies you guys make will be without me until tomorrow.

Liam is going to be...interesting. He'll probably latch to the seven, since they're trying to save Verona, who has been his friend since childhood.

Anyways, it'll be interesting to see how this goes.

hpboy111
2011-12-01, 11:47 AM
Hey guys. I've been telling a friend of mine about this game that we've started and he's interested. He noticed that we didn't have any primary Divine Casters so he wnated me to ask if he could join in as a Cleric of Fharlanghn or Olidammara. I know that eight players is quite a lot but I told I would ask for your opinions. He's an excellent roleplayer, and an experienced player and would make a nice addition to the party.

Jzadek
2011-12-01, 01:21 PM
I obviously don't speak for everyone, but I wouldn't have a problem with it. However, our DM might, as it will probably become a difficult party to run, especially with the NPC Liam joining us.

hpboy111
2011-12-01, 01:37 PM
Almost exactly what I said to him. That's why I'm mainly waiting for thedarkstone to respond. I thought it would be a good idea to ask the party as a whole for their opinion as he would become a part of the party if the answer is yes. He would prove a valuable asset since we'd now have a healer in the group.

thedarkstone
2011-12-01, 03:30 PM
I say okay. I can run a group with eight players; the more the merrier.

OMG PONIES
2011-12-01, 03:40 PM
Hpboy, I'm fine with another joining our ranks if he's anything like the lot of you! However, I agree with Jzadek that it might be a bit much, as your friend would be more of a ninth party member than an eighth (unless, of course, Liam doesn't join us for long. In my RL group, DMPCs tend to have short life expectancies, often dying at the hands of the party...). Granted, thedarkstone can just up the difficulty of our mission.

I've finally caught up and posted in the IC. Don't ever be afraid to go forward without me; Luci's flashbacks aren't just a way to cover her silence--I'm going to hopefully use them like they did on LOST, merging common themes of her past and present throughout the campaign. Of course, I also threw in a possible hook for our DM in the flash forward appearance of Asmodeus (which I hope was okay). Watch out Luci, he's coming for you!

Now, on to my OOC banter about the IC posts I missed, since that's really what this thread is for :smalltongue::

I love Lord Millen's story about the Unrelenting's description of Dwarven magic. I might just have to co-opt and use that sometime for a dwarven cleric I'm itching to play...complete with the part about magical beards!

Additionally, Moko is by far my favorite familiar EVER. Don't change a thing; he's gold, and I think his newfound friendship with Oskar will provide us some much needed comic relief. I'm afraid Luci's all doom and gloom, and she's only going to get darker from here.

I'm not sure how Luci feels about shifters, and I'm looking for input from the group. Does she think they're:
Barbaric: only being able to change their form in such limited and savage ways?
Amazing: being able to tap into the animalistic core of every person, something Luci has thus far been unable to do?
Nothing special: just being hairy humans with long fingernails or sharp teeth?


Out of the three, I'm thinking that 3 would be the least likely. She's amazed by even the smallest mannerisms of other races, so why not shifters? I just don't know if she looks up to them as "real" actors, getting to the heart of the human condition, blah blah blah, or whether she has compassion for them as untamed changelings with no hope of developing the true artistry required to be a shapechanger.

Last comment, I promise:

fair Verona

Where we lay our scene?! I just realized I did this, and it's cracking me up. I don't know if any Shakespeare reference was intended, but it's where my mind went.

Anyway, sorry if Luci's speech was over-the-top. I kinda liked it, but your tastes may vary.

The Big Orc
2011-12-01, 03:45 PM
Loved your speech, and if I was playing anything other than a CN halfling my character would have no problem with your char taking the lead. But I am playing my halfling as a bit of a rebel

thedarkstone
2011-12-01, 03:49 PM
I loved the speech. Also, incidental Shakespeare references are always good, in my book. Asmodeus flash forward? Loved it. I like players adding things in; storytelling isn't just the DM's job. He's there to direct it, to add an overarching plot to it--incidentally, the plot tends to be focused on the player's character's personal goals--but storytelling is also the player's duty. And you, as players, pull it off with aplomb. Kudos.

Almost every time, things you do to build to the story will be acceptable to me. And I hope, almost every time, me meddling in your character's past will be acceptable to you. If not, we may both just have to deal with it.

Jzadek
2011-12-01, 03:55 PM
@ OMG Ponies - I like the idea of the flashbacks/forwards. If we all participated in the flashbacks, we could weave a really interesting narrative together, too.

I'm not going to pretend to know Luci's character as much as you do, but from what I see in her, she's unlikely to have much prejudice really. Given the amount of it she faces, and her friendliness, as well as her experience with the odd, I'd have thought she'd view them as nothing special. But that's just based on my experience of her so far, which isn't particularly extensive yet.

I'm glad Moko's a hit - since our characters are all a bit dark, I thought that a cute monkey in a fez might lend a lighter aspect of the campaign.

And Asmodeus? I hope the DM uses that, because that would be so cool.

Finally, Shakespeare references are always win. Of course, my only reference so far is Planet of the Apes, so I'll have to rely on you guys to bring most of the high brow stuff to this.

The Anarresti
2011-12-01, 06:14 PM
Everyone seems fine with it. I am not opposed to the idea of an 8th party member necessarily, however, the problem I am seeing here is that such an overcrowding of characters could step on some people's toes in terms of roles of the party, as well as allowing everyone time to shine in roleplaying.

Jzadek
2011-12-01, 06:27 PM
Yeah, I the Anarresti has a point. With this many people, the amount of roleplaying per person will become seriously constrained, the cleric is unlikely to be able do anything without treading on some toes, whether they're built as a fighter (giving Arvan less of a chance to shine), a blaster (weakening Samuel's place in the party) or battlefield control (getting in Tarn's way). A new addition would have to be careful. I'm willing to go with the majority vote, but I think this should be taken into account.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-01, 06:35 PM
Hellos everyone! I'm sorry to be trying to hop in a tad late, but I read through the first couple pages OOC ( skimmed the rest) and am going to start with the IC stuff right after posting this. I'm a friend of hpboy's, and whilst discussing this party with him, I noticed a tendency toward stealth and a gaping hole for a primary divine caster. He's told me that I have the 'okay' to roll up a Cleric, preferably of Olidammara. I just want to hop onto here and ask what I'll need to put together before joining. And, more importantly, to actually greet all of you: I'm definitely looking forward to this campaign.

I also really don't want to do any 'Toe-Treading' either; Frankly I'd like to avoid overlapping race as well and am opting more toward Half Elf or Half Orc. I think the major toe-step risk is with the rogue: blaster and front-liner aren't particularly my style ( as a player), and the, uh, 'stealthier', gods tend to lend a bit of roguishness to their clerics. Outside of that, toe-stepping doesn't seem too imminent. If I do tend to start flattening out your footwear, however, feel free to slap a nice red shirt onto me and send me into the nearest creatures maw, and I'll be off. I'd love to join, but not at anyone's expense.

The Anarresti
2011-12-01, 06:47 PM
Everyone seems fine with it. I am not opposed to the idea of an 8th party member necessarily, however, the problem I am seeing here is that such an overcrowding of characters could step on some people's toes in terms of roles of the party, as well as allowing everyone time to shine in roleplaying.

Jzadek
2011-12-01, 07:13 PM
I'm perfectly fine with you joining, then, since you're being so careful about toe-stepping. Though you might want to check with The Big Orc (Milo) and OMG Ponies (Luci) first - I'm sure they'll be happy, but they're the rogues and the ones it most concerns. Also, the main worry would be the excess of characters restricting roleplay, as Anarresti says.

Otherwise, welcome to the group, it's nice to meet you. If you want to come up with a backstory and plan how you'll join us, just communicate here, and if you want to tie your life history in with some of ours, I'm sure we'll be accommodating.

The Big Orc
2011-12-01, 07:19 PM
I am fine with you joining late, I don't mind if someone steps on my sneaky toes, as long as no one steps on my "Ouch all of the sudden there is a dagger in my neck. And all my jewelry and money is gone" role :smalltongue:

OMG PONIES
2011-12-01, 07:21 PM
Psh, I'm only a rogue for the skillpoints and Social Intuition. Warlock all the way, baby!

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-01, 07:25 PM
Thank you Jzabek and Anarresti: Ill try to do my best to work with or around, not through, the group. Frankly I have no clue where or what I'm going to be doing, outside of the class and patron deity. Race wise I'm definitely leaning toward half-elf, since that would lend to having a middleground with the humans and the elf ( whose posts, like the rest of yours, I'm enjoying quite a bit)

And Big Orc; at the very worst we might just have to share. :smalltongue:

The Big Orc
2011-12-01, 07:27 PM
Lol fine, but if I catch you sneaking around the dragon and nabbing its entire horde mid fight at the same time as me :smalltongue:

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-01, 07:31 PM
Or think of it this way: Now neither one of us has to leave anything behind EVER. No more shame of wasted loot, hell, in another campaign my rogue has been known to take doors, chests, tapestries, bedsheets and silverware.

Swordgeo
2011-12-01, 07:37 PM
Sorry Jzadek...hope you don't mind Terrial picking up Moko. Seemed like the right thing to do, like a good movie moment. And Terrial just loved the little guy doing that.

Jzadek
2011-12-01, 07:48 PM
I have no problem with that at all. That was a really sweet moment. I can see Moko as sort of becoming the party's mascot, as well as just being Tarn's familiar.

The Big Orc
2011-12-01, 08:03 PM
Or think of it this way: Now neither one of us has to leave anything behind EVER. No more shame of wasted loot, hell, in another campaign my rogue has been known to take doors, chests, tapestries, bedsheets and silverware.

Well who wouldn't take fancy looking doors, chests full of valuables, tapestries with intricate designs, bedsheets of silk and the kings fancy silver ware! Trust me, when I start stock pilling bags of holding, nothing that can be sold will be left behind. No, not even the silk socks you were sleeping in

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-01, 08:34 PM
Well who wouldn't take fancy looking doors, chests full of valuables, tapestries with intricate designs, bedsheets of silk and the kings fancy silver ware! Trust me, when I start stock pilling bags of holding, nothing that can be sold will be left behind. No, not even the silk socks you were sleeping in

Well then, we're bound to argue more than once, aren't we? Socks are my favorite trophies.

Jzadek
2011-12-01, 08:48 PM
*Makes sure none of his magical items are socks*

hpboy111
2011-12-01, 09:12 PM
Glad to see you guys are bonding well with Toska. He's a great guy and will be careful about getting in everybody's way.

Jzadek
2011-12-01, 09:14 PM
I for one am looking forward to playing with him. Incidentally, Toska, have you got a backstory in mind yet?

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-01, 09:25 PM
I'm kind of winging it, actually. I'm more or less pulling it together as I roll him up. Im going with a Chaotic Neutral Half-Elf Cleric of Olidammara, and Im going with positive energy for the purposes of turning/rebuking and spontaneous casting of cure spells. Seeing the personalities already on the table is making my desire to add to the diversity...a bit of a challenge. Any ideas or help would be, of course, appreciated. Especially if any of you don't mind having a rather rogue-ish half-elf in their past somewhere.

Swordgeo
2011-12-01, 09:30 PM
If you don't mind me advising domains, whenever I'm a cleric I love the trickery and travel domains, and as a trickster priest, I'd suggest considering the travel domain. Freedom of movement so many rounds/day, and some good spells to run away with, when you got heat on yer tail! From Dimension Door to Teleport, even Longstrider at 1st.

I dunno, but ask our DM, I gotta have those two domains, they's ma fav'rites.

The Big Orc
2011-12-01, 09:31 PM
You could have been an old rival of Milo's, he is a pretty big thief. Or acquaintance, or partner in crime

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-01, 09:40 PM
@ Swordgeo: I'm definitely taking trickery, no doubt about that, but I was going to nab Luck with it. With trickery and luck I could probably run happy-go-lucky and MIGHT even line myself up for Fortune's Friend eventually, muahaha.

@The Big Orc: Somewhere between all of those seems about right. Your character wouldn't be the loathesome and roguish type that abandons the rest of your party with the loot, would he? THAT could make for some fun history.

The Big Orc
2011-12-01, 09:53 PM
Abandon the party? Probably not, maybe if he really didn't like them. Hide all the loot while the rest of the party is busy fighting then come back to help, definitely!

Jzadek
2011-12-01, 10:14 PM
I look forward to this! Seeing you guys meet up, and probably begin by trying to kill each other, could be quite awesome, if that's the past you end up going for,

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-01, 10:15 PM
Allrighty: Looks like we'll have some history then. You might've gotten the group out of a jam in the fight, but you definitely left us in a lurch as far as the cash rewards are concerned. Expect a rather bitter greeting, then. :smallbiggrin:

The Big Orc
2011-12-01, 10:18 PM
Sounds good to me. What exactly did we do though? Rob some nobleman's home? Guards spotted you, I hid our loot were you couldn't find it, then came back to distract the guard so you could get away?

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-01, 10:20 PM
That sounds about right. Two of us, breaking and entering, stole a bunch of stuff, got greedy and caught on the way out. I turn to fight, you bolt with the loot, you stash it, then you come back and we get away. With you, of course, refusing to share.

The Big Orc
2011-12-01, 10:25 PM
That sounds exactly like what Milo would do.

OMG PONIES
2011-12-02, 04:09 PM
Wow. :smallbiggrin: Everything that has just happened in the IC has made this my best game so far on GitP. I mean, I'm almost getting emotional in real life, and that's kind of weird for a 26-year-old dude in the middle of a crowded workplace.

Anyway, I'm still under the weather, but I'll try to post again tomorrow morning and possibly on Sunday. Worst case scenario, you won't hear from me 'til Monday, but feel free to carry on without me. As always, I'll catch up.

thedarkstone
2011-12-02, 04:23 PM
Well, it makes me feel warm inside to know I've brought together a group that works well together and provided them with a scenario that they enjoy. It's always a good moment when you feel emotion because of your character. That shows you have an attachment to your character, which is wonderful.

Gah, you're already making me dread if this thing ever ends. If it does, you're going to have to promise me that you'll join me for another campaign; it wouldn't be the same otherwise.

Jzadek
2011-12-02, 05:31 PM
I too am really enjoying this campaign already. Let's hope it doesn't end for a very long time, I'm really starting to like Tarn and his companions, and look forward to their future together.

Anyway, making a sense motive roll, since the one in the other thread seemed not to work - stupid fickle dice roller.

[roll0]

thedarkstone
2011-12-02, 05:35 PM
You sense that Withers secretly...
...hates the fact that Lord Millen is so inviting to a group of adventurers he just met.

EDIT: Arvan senses the same.

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 02:43 PM
I really like the little flashbacks people are doing! They're really cool to read, have insight into characters and give thedarkstone something to work with for later plot threads.
This campaign is so fun.

thedarkstone
2011-12-03, 02:49 PM
Ah, I, too, am glad for the little tidbits you guys give me. I already have some things planned for the road ahead...heh heh heh.

Halae
2011-12-03, 03:00 PM
Hmm. Darkstone, I have a request for you.

In the description of the trollblooded feat, the regeneration 1 that it gives you allows you to grow back "Lost members" at a rate of 3d6 days, rather than the Troll's 3d6 minutes. Howeverm I took the feat Rapid Regeneration twice, setting my regeneration value up to 3, between the two numbers. Would it be alright for Arvan to grow back missing limbs in 3d6 hours rather than days? Also, if I take the feat twice more to get up to regen 5, would I be able to heal limbs in minutes, like a real troll? I'm fluffing this as Arvan being a throwback to an ancestor, having inherited a good deal more from his family's ancestor than most of his family, which would also be the reason for his green hair.

thedarkstone
2011-12-03, 03:55 PM
Mmm, I don't know. It gives you a certain amount of power you wouldn't normally have. Perhaps a slower rate; I'll reduce it to 3d8 hours for now. Next point will reduce it to 1d8 hours, then, when you reach five, it will be 10d6 minutes (10 minutes - 1 hour). At six, that will fall to 5d6 minutes (5 minutes - 1/2 hour), then to 3d6 minutes at 7. Should you choose to go so far. >.>

Halae
2011-12-03, 03:59 PM
I can accept that, and thanks. It just adds a little something compared to the several days I'd be missing a limb otherwise, despite my increased regen

thedarkstone
2011-12-03, 04:00 PM
Heh, yeah. Understandable to want a little more.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-03, 06:50 PM
This is fairly unrelated to more or less everything, but accounting is a long and boring class: http://tinypic.com/r/wilw9l/5
http://tinypic.com/r/1zytw5l/5

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 07:47 PM
That is so awesome! I love it!

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-03, 08:29 PM
Oh fantastic: I was worried you'd jump on me and beat me with a stick or something. I think doodling Miko actually stopped me from jumping out a window during a long and boring class.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-03, 08:47 PM
If I laughed any harder at the interaction with the lich so far, I think I'd keel over and die. This is great. Really, not even an undead-pun; this is killing me.

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 08:48 PM
Oh fantastic: I was worried you'd jump on me and beat me with a stick or something. I think doodling Miko actually stopped me from jumping out a window during a long and boring class.

Ah, I'm glad he was able to keep you from doing that. That way, you can come back and finish your character - I'm looking forward to meeting him.

Hah, I can't get over how cute that picture is.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-03, 08:51 PM
Ah, I'm glad he was able to keep you from doing that. That way, you can come back and finish your character - I'm looking forward to meeting him.

Hah, I can't get over how cute that picture is.

I'm very happy with your reaction :smallbiggrin:
As for the character, Its just a little bit of detail work and I'll have him done. More than likely tonight.

thedarkstone
2011-12-03, 08:55 PM
I'm glad you enjoy my lich. xD

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 08:59 PM
It's a good lich. I'm almost disappointed Tarn's not there. Of course, he's having a good encounter on his own, so it's all good.

Moko, however, could be there.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-03, 09:02 PM
I'm surprised I do. My first character, a rogue named Toska, was actually tricked into sneaking away from the party and sacrificing a mephit and resurrecting a Lich, who at 5 hit-points managed to verbally intimidate me to such a degree that I more or less pissed my pants at the table. It did, however, promise to let me keep most of the junk I had found, so long as I returned a wand I was carrying...Well, It seemed like a good idea and I had no way to gauge its injuries, so I handed it over and the son-of-a-bitch recharged, 'powerwordstun'-d me, and teleported out. His summoning made the paladin in the other room pass out whilst detecting evil. That rogues entire motivation from that point on was to find and kill the lich. Hasn't worked out so far....
Despite my digression, finding a Lich amusing is rather far from normal for me, so this is one immensely hysterical lich.

thedarkstone
2011-12-03, 09:10 PM
I like the idea of Moko being there. Perhaps he's stowing away on either Arvan or Liam's person?

Hysterical? Go me. I'm doing rather well.

Halae
2011-12-03, 09:11 PM
I'm really enjoying this lich too!

I'm hoping he becomes a recurring character, maybe even a benefactor.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-03, 09:16 PM
Character seems pretty much done, right down to the details. I should post a link to it here, or just send it to thedarkstone?

hpboy111
2011-12-03, 09:17 PM
Yeah I'm liking the Lich too. I love affably evil bad guys, their the most fun people to interact with in any game.

thedarkstone
2011-12-03, 09:23 PM
I've already edited you into the first post. Character roster also includes Liam, if you want to see him.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-03, 09:48 PM
Oh I cannot WAIT to get in on this.

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 09:49 PM
Character seems pretty much done, right down to the details. I should post a link to it here, or just send it to thedarkstone?

Send it to thedarkstone and post a link here. I want to see my new companion.

thedarkstone
2011-12-03, 09:51 PM
Character List
{table="head"]Character|Player|Race|Class
Luci Talbot (http://www.coyotecode.net/profiler/view.php?id=12232)|OMG Ponies (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=45281)|Changeling|Rogue/Warlock
Arvan Gatson (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348387)|Harnel (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=53529)|Human|Warblade
Milo Tealeaf (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348426)|The Big Orc (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=30678)|Halfling|Rogue
Samuel (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348390)|hpboy111 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=63833)|Human|Sorceror
Tarn Merrick (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348602)|Jzabek (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=63668)|Gnome|Wizard (Illusionist)
Oskar the Kind (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348659)|The Anarresti (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=51057)|Dwarf|Barbarian
Terrial "Twigshooter" (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12285143&postcount=124)|Swordgeo (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=60403)|Elf|Ranger/Fighter
Brazius Detotorro (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=349782)|Toska Moriarty (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=58289)|Half-Elf|Cleric
Liam of the Trees (http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=348386)|thedarkstone (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=64153)|Shifter|Druid[/table]

This is the OOC thread for my 3rd level D&D 3.5 campaign. It's a tentative title for the adventure (which may turn into a series of adventures), but I think it fits.

EDIT: I hear it's standard procedure for each player to have a certain color for dialogue. Might I suggest selecting it now?

I believe that this should answer your question, Jzadek

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 09:54 PM
It does, thank you. Although for some reason, Liam's sheet is blocked. Is this deliberate?

thedarkstone
2011-12-03, 09:55 PM
Oops. It was supposed to be blocked until I edited the DM-only stuff out. Give me a moment.

Try now.

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 09:59 PM
Ah, thank you.

Stuff's going down with that lich, I see. Hopefully not murderous. Hopefully has information about Zill.

thedarkstone
2011-12-03, 10:00 PM
Oh, you'll see. You'll see...mwahahahahahaha!

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 10:08 PM
That... doesn't exactly sound promising. Oh well, whatever happens will be awesome, I know that much.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-03, 10:25 PM
Kidneys and nostrils should never be at all involved with eachother. Even a Lich should be able to restrain himself from that much evil. :smallcool:

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 10:29 PM
Well, for Arvan, Tarn, Samuel, Moko and Liam's sake, let's hope so.

thedarkstone
2011-12-03, 10:30 PM
Hoping will do little good. *smirks*

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 10:37 PM
This game is so good. I feel like I'm waiting for a new episode of a TV show, waiting for whatever's about to happen. It's exciting!

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-03, 10:42 PM
This game is so good. I feel like I'm waiting for a new episode of a TV show, waiting for whatever's about to happen. It's exciting!

*Refresh* C'mon, C'mon- DRAT...*Refresh*

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 10:44 PM
Exactly. It's playing hell with my sleeping patterns. It's 3:45 am over here, but I just want to find out what that lich is going to do.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-03, 10:46 PM
THATS a helluva time-zone difference. I've got 10:45. I guess I can't complain now, can I?

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 10:47 PM
Eh, I'll just go to sleep after work tomorrow. It'll be worth it.

EDIT: Okay, DM's offline now. I'd better pack it in, I'm not getting my fix tonight, it seems.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-03, 10:48 PM
If your physical distance didn't make it logistically impossible, I'd hug you right now.

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 10:50 PM
That's very nice of you to say so. But I'm afraid I'll still need to head off. In a minute.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-03, 10:51 PM
I couldn't make a face horrified enough to be adequate here. I tried though. Didn't work, my bones can't explode at will.

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 10:55 PM
Don't do that! Wouldn't want your bones to explode. Especially before you've even had a chance to play.

Incidentally, do you know how you'll be integrated yet? If so, I don't want any spoilers, just yay or nay.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-03, 10:57 PM
Hell yay. HELL YAY
Now of course the exact details are going to be somewhat difficult to integrate immediately, but with another handful of party-members NOT getting involved with a lich, It shouldn't take too long. I don't plan on stepping on too many toes over the long haul, but I feel like I should start out with a nice, firm stomp. XD

Jzadek
2011-12-03, 10:59 PM
Looking forward to it. Something to see tomorrow!

thedarkstone
2011-12-03, 11:07 PM
Sorry, I've been waiting on Harnel's response as Arvan, since he was the one who the lich was talking to originally. I assumed I shouldn't skip over him.

OMG PONIES
2011-12-03, 11:14 PM
Looking for physical description of Verona, personal history, etc. Figured I'd let Luci sit out on the lich to give other party members the spotlight. Don't expect a post from me tomorrow, but definitely Monday. I wish I had as much weekend GitP time as you folks, but alas...real life forces me to post this from my iPod.

thedarkstone
2011-12-03, 11:18 PM
Mmm. I'll modify my post a little to encompass that, then.

The Anarresti
2011-12-03, 11:22 PM
Ok, so I wanted Oskar to go to the kitchen to get a drink if anyone would join him, and go explore the house if he was alone. But these new circumstances complicate things...
Who would have joined me if I went to get a drink? Anybody?
And would I hear the exploding tree from the kitchen?

thedarkstone
2011-12-03, 11:29 PM
Well, the cook may or may not join you for a drink. Also, you probably wouldn't hear the tree, but the gnome sprinting through the house...that you would hear.

Jzadek
2011-12-04, 04:56 AM
Ok, so I wanted Oskar to go to the kitchen to get a drink if anyone would join him, and go explore the house if he was alone. But these new circumstances complicate things...
Who would have joined me if I went to get a drink? Anybody?
And would I hear the exploding tree from the kitchen?


Well, Tarn was going to when Millen summoned him to discuss something rather important. After the Lich has been dealt with, he can join him once more.

Swordgeo
2011-12-04, 11:37 AM
I suppose I should have just asked this before posting, but what about Terrial? He noticed the screaming gnome, but didn't really care; the nilmer are kind of insane. I assume being right outside the mansion, I would hear the tree, yes?

thedarkstone
2011-12-04, 11:45 AM
It's all of the way across an urban town. Why would you hear it?

Swordgeo
2011-12-04, 12:33 PM
I hadn't realised how far it was.

Survival roll:

[roll0]

By the way, for anyone that knows elven(and that actually listen to Terrial speak it) will note that Terrial speaks an odd dialect that makes you really think before you can dicipher it, that can't just be boiled down into an accent.

thedarkstone
2011-12-04, 01:51 PM
I'll allow you to "buy" a dagger now.

Swordgeo
2011-12-04, 01:53 PM
Sweetness. I guess I'll buy three, cause I can. Updating sheet now.

Jzadek
2011-12-04, 03:57 PM
Sorry, I've been waiting on Harnel's response as Arvan, since he was the one who the lich was talking to originally. I assumed I shouldn't skip over him.

Just saw this - don't apologize, it's fine. I assumed that was what you were doing, and it makes sense. It's a testament to this game that it gets this exciting.

OMG PONIES
2011-12-04, 04:29 PM
Will post IC tomorrow; I love how we can maintain activity even when the party is split.

thedarkstone
2011-12-04, 05:26 PM
Just saw this - don't apologize, it's fine. I assumed that was what you were doing, and it makes sense. It's a testament to this game that it gets this exciting.
Well, I'm glad you understood my motivation for waiting on the lich's next post.


Will post IC tomorrow; I love how we can maintain activity even when the party is split.
It is absolutely wonderful when that is possible.

Jzadek
2011-12-04, 06:53 PM
I'm just wondering, as Harnel's taking a while to post, and I'll probably be quite busy for some of this coming week, what's our time-frame before we just skip over someone? Do we wait for them, or just keep playing after a certain amount of time, allowing them to catch up?

thedarkstone
2011-12-04, 07:07 PM
Depends on how crucial I feel they are to a given scenario, and whether they give notice beforehand. Also depends on their prior posting habits, and whether or not, if they give prior warning, they say to skip over them.

If they aren't crucial and don't give notice, I may skip them after about a day or so. If crucial, I can't really skip them. If they give notice, then don't post within their own timeframe, I may skip them. However, I can easily maneuver a scenario so a character is no longer crucial, if the waiting period becomes too long.

You can be certain I'll start with a PM, though.

Jzadek
2011-12-04, 07:12 PM
Thanks. I'll notify you whenever I'm busy, then.

Halae
2011-12-04, 07:17 PM
Sorry about that; I'm quite distracted today. I'll be posting in a second

Jzadek
2011-12-04, 07:20 PM
Eh, don't worry about it. I wasn't irritated with you or anything, you just reminded me that we'll need a system worked out for when we are actually busy.

thedarkstone
2011-12-04, 07:50 PM
I have just created a scenario. You had better make the best of it. Or else. :smallbiggrin:

Jzadek
2011-12-04, 08:14 PM
Yessir. Duly trying to make the best of it, sir.

Damn, what I would do for some explosive runes. That would have been perfect...
And that roll's none too great, either.

Incidentally, that spare spellbook is the one from Millen's study.

Halae
2011-12-04, 08:29 PM
betcha 50 gold the amulet is the Lich's phylactery

thedarkstone
2011-12-04, 08:48 PM
Did I make it obvious enough, or should I make it more obvious so it doesn't seem like you'd be metagaming if your character had that knowledge? xD

Jzadek
2011-12-04, 08:51 PM
Well, at 18 intelligence and 16 wisdom, Tarn's a smart cookie. That was why he's been angling for tips on how to become a lich - he's hoping for details on how to destroy the thing.

I reckon we should get the phylactery and hold it hostage.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-04, 09:23 PM
I leave for about fourteen hours and come back to find you scheming about stealing a phylactery and holding a lich hostage? I'm so proud of you all! Although, having read and enjoyed every second of the lich so far, I cannot help but root for the bony bastard.

Jzadek
2011-12-04, 09:27 PM
That's not a great display of party solidarity...

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-04, 09:29 PM
Part Solidarity? I consider myself intelligent, but I'm not completely familiar with these terms. Enlighten me?

EDIT: Jeeze, Since I've gotten here all I've done is push conversations onto the next page....

Jzadek
2011-12-04, 09:37 PM
Sorry, that was a typo. It was supposed to say "party solidarity" - as in, you're not showing much support towards your future teammates in their endeavors. You want them to be killed by a lich.

thedarkstone
2011-12-04, 09:39 PM
Not killed...he won't kill you. He may try to make you his servants, but not kill you. >.>

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-04, 09:40 PM
Why I never said killed! I just meant in this little hypothetical tug-of-phylactry we seem to have determined will happen sometime in the future. As far as party solidarity is concerned: Naturally I root for us, the good (and neutral) guys! On the other hand I am really taking a liking to this lich, and as a Chaotic Neutral Cleric of a Chaotic Neutral God with no means whatsoever of even annoying the ol' robe'n'bones, I see no reason why both the lich and the party cannot simply just, oh, you know, NOT kill eachother.

Jzadek
2011-12-04, 10:02 PM
Good. If that's the case, I'm right there with you. I'm hoping this lich'll survive for as long as he can without threatening us.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-04, 10:10 PM
Right now I'm most fascinated with Luci, Moko and his master ( XD ), the Lich, and Liam. I can't imagine getting to the point of actual interaction without feeling... I think the term is 'giddy', but in an attempt to remain masculine, I'll guess and say its 'excited'.

EDIT: Nope, I was right the first time, it is giddy.
EDITx2: http://tinypic.com/r/15pfwrc/5
Sorry; Another day of school another save by this group.

thedarkstone
2011-12-05, 04:02 PM
I kept the theme of mentioning famous works and used a quote from Moby Richard (since I can't say the shortened version of the name). Also, I'm glad that I comprise half of that list; if I wasn't making this interesting for you guys, I'd be seriously failing at my job. Even if you aren't a part of the action, you should be enjoying it. Everyone inserts themselves in different ways, and the more you do, the more it adds to this narrative we're creating.

And I'm liking the way this story is playing out.

Swordgeo
2011-12-05, 05:13 PM
Good assumption of what's going on, huh? What else is one to think?

Wesa be eatin' good tonight! But how does mesa make da venison jerky wit da leftovers?

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-05, 05:49 PM
Good assumption of what's going on, huh? What else is one to think?

Wesa be eatin' good tonight! But how does mesa make da venison jerky wit da leftovers?

That's intended to sound like Jar Jar, right?

thedarkstone
2011-12-05, 06:02 PM
I may have to make a Sanity check before this part of the campaign is over. And I'm not running sanity. O_o

OMG PONIES
2011-12-05, 06:05 PM
Grr, didn't get a chance to post today, will post tomorrow.

The Big Orc
2011-12-05, 06:08 PM
I may have to make a Sanity check before this part of the campaign is over. And I'm not running sanity. O_o
that was supposed to be a joke, based on an Oots comic, Ill post the link if I can find it

Edit: here it is (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0198.html)

thedarkstone
2011-12-05, 06:25 PM
You're fine, Ponies. Take your time and do well, as per usual.

Okay, I remember the OoTS comic now. Yes, I understand the joke.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-05, 07:58 PM
Grr, didn't get a chance to post today, will post tomorrow.

Get well soon, Ponies!

Swordgeo
2011-12-05, 08:55 PM
Mesa be tinky dat itsa be starty witsa da Gungans, but thens mesa say mesa be makey tribal speaky based ona da Gungans.

Mesa tribe be Madeeky Maleeky. Mesa Jo-Jey da Kill-Say. Mesa say "kill" theysa get kilt.

Anda sometin likes dat, dough da speaky no have lotsa words.

thedarkstone
2011-12-05, 09:05 PM
...I sigh at this. A weighty sigh, filled with much head-shaking.

OMG PONIES
2011-12-05, 10:17 PM
http://tinypic.com/r/15pfwrc/5
Sorry; Another day of school another save by this group.

I'm loving the illustrations; they really help to bring the campaign to life. Can I request that you keep getting bored at school? Er, I mean pay attention. And do your homework!


Get well soon, Ponies!

I'm feeling quite better now, just getting my voice back. Not posting today was just a factor of choosing videogames in the morning and a busier-than-expected workday not affording me the opportunity to post from work.

Jzadek
2011-12-06, 02:30 AM
Right now I'm most fascinated with Luci, Moko and his master ( XD ), the Lich, and Liam. I can't imagine getting to the point of actual interaction without feeling... I think the term is 'giddy', but in an attempt to remain masculine, I'll guess and say its 'excited'.

EDIT: Nope, I was right the first time, it is giddy.
EDITx2: http://tinypic.com/r/15pfwrc/5
Sorry; Another day of school another save by this group.

Yay! More awesome artwork. Sorry I didn't post today, by the way, the many nights of staying up for this campaign finally caught up with me.

thedarkstone
2011-12-06, 06:55 AM
MY LICH LOOKS COOL! Ahem. I mean, excellent job, Toska.

Sleep is sometimes needed, Jzadek. It happens to us all.

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-06, 07:26 AM
I'm very happy that you guys are liking the doodles/sketches/whatever-it-is-I-do-in-class! As for whose next though, I'm not quite sure...

OMG PONIES
2011-12-06, 04:42 PM
I'm very happy that you guys are liking the doodles/sketches/whatever-it-is-I-do-in-class! As for whose next though, I'm not quite sure...

Work as your muse directs you. I'm not going to start being picky as to what gets drawn; this is the first campaign I've been in that has its own resident illustrator. I cannot begin to describe how cool that is. Now, onto my OOC comments about IC posts!


"I was stealing from him, cause the butler guy kinda dared me to, by telling me not to..."

This was absolutely hilarious.


"You really do look just like her," he repeats, "but you're not her. How could you be, with all her complexity--all her perfection, all her imperfection? You're just a caricature. You're the best I can do, but I'm sorry; you're just not good enough. Thank you for your time, dear. Keep your payment."

With apologies to Christopher Nolan (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/quotes?qt=qt1236826). While I had mixed feelings about the movie, that was a damn fine little monologue.

Halae
2011-12-06, 05:23 PM
As far as it goes, guys, sorry I'm not making longer posts. I wqant to get a feel for the character before I start doing so, as he doesn't have all the characterization I want him to have worked out yet. As we progress, the posts will become longer and longer.

Jzadek
2011-12-06, 05:32 PM
That's the mark of a dedicated roleplayer, there. Just don't give up, I'd miss you!

Halae
2011-12-06, 05:35 PM
I'm also absolutely loving the flashbacks. I'll be including some of those, soon :smallsmile:

thedarkstone
2011-12-06, 06:00 PM
I have a message for each of you. If you'd like, you can read the messages to others; they are overwhelmingly positive. A few minor complaints--if they can truly be called that because you are all so wonderful--here and there. But besides the smallest issues (the largest of which is owned by, and I'm not afraid to call him out, my own good friend Swordgeo), all of which have easy fixes, I only have positive things to say.

Ponies I love your posts. Always. Without fail. Every single one has something that I just love. Really, that's all I can say. Keep doing what it is you do.

The Big Orc You have just made yourself known. Well, verbally, you did so before. But now, you have truly made yourself a part of this; absolutely wonderfully done post upon your arrival on the horse. You fit in perfectly in that halfing rogue-sized hole in the group. And you fit well. One complaint? Can you try to balance action and speech better in a single post? You seem to alternate, but 'd love to see you do both in one, interspersed.

Harnel I do not mind you posting shorter to get a feel for the character; it is completely understandable. I tend to post longer posts to get a feel for a character, to write out more of how he--or she--thinks, acts, and feels. Either way, you're doing well by me. Problems? No, can't say I can think of any.

Jzadek: I am so, so, so glad you decided to bring your gnome wizard to this group. He's just...wonderful. And your familiar is the comic relief character I didn't even realize we needed. Thank you for that. I have no complaints for you, either.

Swordgeo Yes, I know, we've D&D'd many, many times in the past few years. Different campaigns, swapping DMship back and forth for the most part...but I like Terrial. He has something different about him. Like Senipul, but in a much different way. I can only complain that you're still playing him like a stock character. You're as much a part of this group as anyone else. Play Terrial as one, too.

hpboy111 Samuel. What can I say about him? I love the tortured past, and I love the tortured past in full. It creates this wonderful web of consistencies. And consistencies are a DM's good friend. His best friend is the NPC or initiative, depending on the DM. The only possible complaint I could have is that I don't see enough of him in action. :smallwink:

The Annaresti I haven't seen much of Oskar around the thread. This saddens me, because he's one of the ones with a more elaborate backstory. I'd love to see him around more often. If you have time constraints, for whatever reason, always remember that I'm okay with it; I just need to know. Please and thank you, O bearded one.

Toska You may not have joined our--yes, I said our. I consider it mine, too--little group officially, but you've still found ways to insert yourself into our midst. I can tell you'll be fun to D&D with.

Jzadek
2011-12-06, 06:41 PM
You're too kind. I really like our group - I couldn't be playing with better people.

The Big Orc
2011-12-06, 06:45 PM
I will attempt to incorporate both into my posts from now on

hpboy111
2011-12-06, 06:54 PM
Sorry about that. Samuel's the quite, cold, introverted type who stands in the back and watch's only making his presence known when he has something to comment on or something to point out. He tries to be polite and stays out of people's way l. I can post more often by it's mainly going to be about how views things, his thoughts on the situation rather than what's actually being said.

thedarkstone
2011-12-06, 07:19 PM
I will attempt to incorporate both into my posts from now on
...I love you in a completely platonic way. Not only do you give me no backtalk, but you immediately tell me you'll fix it. I like the work ethic!


You're too kind. I really like our group - I couldn't be playing with better people.
You guys are something; something extraordinary, the kind of group every DM dreams about but almost never has. This may be my Sunrise Knights (Swordgeo will get the reference).


Sorry about that. Samuel's the quite, cold, introverted type who stands in the back and watch's only making his presence known when he has something to comment on or something to point out. He tries to be polite and stays out of people's way l. I can post more often by it's mainly going to be about how views things, his thoughts on the situation rather than what's actually being said.
That would be absolutely lovely. I'd like a chance to see more of Samuel's inner workings.

Jzadek
2011-12-06, 08:07 PM
So, I decided to try my hand at a flashback. Tell me what you think, please.

thedarkstone
2011-12-06, 08:10 PM
Ooooooooooo. I like.

Halae
2011-12-06, 08:52 PM
I'm really gonna have to do one of these soon.

OMG PONIES
2011-12-06, 09:56 PM
So, I decided to try my hand at a flashback. Tell me what you think, please.

Nicely done! I'm glad that I've created a storytelling mechanic for the party. I just can't wait until we all gaze off into the distance and zone out in the middle of combat.

hpboy111
2011-12-06, 10:26 PM
Oh trust me, that's going to happen to Samuel. Ofcourse, he's just as likely to go berserk on all of you as his to be completely lost in his mind. You'll understand come level 6.

The Big Orc
2011-12-06, 10:54 PM
I will tell Milo's story with flashbacks, but to trigger the first, a similar situation to the first part of his story I want to tell has to occur

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-06, 11:01 PM
@thedarkstone: Happy to even be reading this! This group is, to gush a TAD more, fantastic. I'm planning on metting up with the party at about tomorrow morning (in game time) but I may start posting sooner than that to establish myself beforehand and to try out this flash-back-ey business, especially as to what little backstory I've worked out.

@Jzadek: I LOVE TARN'S FLASHBACK!

@OMGPONIES: The second I saw you posted I had to blast some music and shut off every distraction possible; totally worth it. Luci is this living, breathing,, presumably-crying-when-alone, character that I absoluteness adore.

@The Big Orc: Milo's the exact yin to the yang I'm planning, I cannot WAIT to cross paths.

Swordgeo
2011-12-06, 11:01 PM
Oh trust me, that's going to happen to Samuel. Ofcourse, he's just as likely to go berserk on all of you as his to be completely lost in his mind. You'll understand come level 6.

I got money on Frenzied Berserker! Only cause I think they cool, and they crazy!

hpboy111
2011-12-06, 11:07 PM
Frenzied berserker for a sorcerer? Yeah they're awesome but if I were to do something "ragey" it would be rage Mage. No, the potential losing it is more of my own personal touch rather than a game mechanic. It'll be explained when he reaches level 6, then his story is going to start getting very interesting.

Jzadek
2011-12-07, 03:13 AM
This game is just so awesome! I'm so sorry I'm not going to be on tonight very much. Curse you real life!

Toska Moriarty
2011-12-07, 09:23 AM
Ooh! It seems The Big Orc has pushed my introduction up a bit. I'm going to have to get on that soon, then. Cools.