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    Dwarf in the Playground
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    Default Climbing the Tower of Babel (OOC)

    Hi, all. Welcome to the game "Climbing the Tower of Babel."

    Before we get started in character, there are just a few things I'd like to go over here in the out of character thread.

    First, I'd like everyone to make use of this ooc thread to get to know one another and talk comfortably. A game is a group experience, and if we get along, it will all go much more smoothly. More importantly, if you are going to have to be away for some reason, please let us know.

    Next, to get things started, I'd like everyone to pick a color of text for their character's speech.

    I would also really appreciate it if everyone could look over a couple of the other players' character sheets for me. It's good to know the party, and I can't catch every honest mistake made in character creation.

    As a reminder for game etiquette, please try to post every day or two whenever possible, and try to cooperate to some degree as a party. Good writing (not necessarily florid or over-dramatic) will be much appreciated. If you have to post something out of character in the in-character thread (like a question about a course of action, or a dice roll) please put it in a spoiler labelled appropriately, including OOC.

    When you are ready to start the game, please post a short (about 1-2 paragraph) dream sequence or description of a fantastical event that brings your character into the game, in the In-Character thread. It should end with you entering into some hole/gateway/door/cave/portal/etc. Please also link your character sheet at the bottom of the dream. I will try to begin the game on December 1st.

    Good luck.

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    Titan in the Playground
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    I'm in! Hooray! =)

    Also, I shall claim TEAL as my color, as is my right according to the ancient tablets of all that is good and right.

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    By my Eldritch blood I claim purple.

    Woot, games starting.
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    I suddenly feel that my character is not as optimized as it could be...

    Oh well, it should still be fun.

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    Jexerie shall speak in a plum.

    Oh, and I think that wall of text was perfectly executed. Nicely separated into paragraphs, and nicely formulated. Good job.
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    Abramowitz is a Human Wilder gish. This is my first psionic character (I think -- 3.5 has been out a long time). He is from an alternate universe version of 13th century Poland that follows the Legend of King Krakus' children and the Wawel Dragon.

    I think I will claim Fire Brick as it is easier to read on the screen than a true red.

    I've been around the forums off and on over the years -- my most recent hiatus was to finally finish up a PhD in mathematics. I know I'm in another game currently with Meijin, but I can't remember if I've played with any of the rest of you.
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    Hello! Erasmas will speak in dark blue.. Iíll wrap up my backstory and make my first IC post tomorrow.

    (oh, and I finished Kafka by the Shore two days ago! considering 100 years of Solitude next)

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    Titan in the Playground
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanyo View Post
    Oh, and I think that wall of text was perfectly executed. Nicely separated into paragraphs, and nicely formulated. Good job.
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by dextercorvia View Post
    ... finish up a PhD in mathematics ...
    Good job! Congrats =)

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    Lyle will speak in Lime
    The dream is there, but a bit short as my imagination is not the vastest.
    Here's the link to my character Lyle
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    Could everyone tell me what characters they are playing?
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    Titan in the Playground
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    Quote Originally Posted by Book Wombat View Post
    Could everyone tell me what characters they are playing?
    Certainly. At present, Okoa is a tribal warrior (ie barbarian) of the far eastern savannah, huge and strong and fearless. He has a smidgen of psionic power (meaning just a wild talent feat), and the future will hold a good deal more.

    He doesn't have much backstory other than the dream sequence.

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    Accalon, a warlock from Constantinople. Son of a trader who knew of the power in thier blood and allowed him to leave home. He doesn't understand the secrets of his own magic and so journeys in search of answers.

    https://www.myth-weavers.com/sheet.html#id=1169662
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadarMonkey1 View Post
    I suddenly feel that my character is not as optimized as it could be...

    Oh well, it should still be fun.

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    Dwarf in the Playground
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    Glad to see things are coming along.

    When walls of text have to happen, I'll try to make them readable. Hopefully they will be as infrequent as possible, though.

    Dextercorvia, congradulations. That's really impressive. Why sort of mathematics? I've been trying to learn more myself, and it's rewarding but really hard, for me at least.

    Cecil, go for it. Or if you want more Murakami, I'd reccomend 1Q84, Sputnik Sweetheart, The Strange Library, or The Elephant Vanishes (short story collection). Solitude is more Borges-y though, and maybe more historical and political.

    Let the dreaming commence! And don't forget to link characters at the end of the dreams, so everyone else can see who you are. Dreams look great so far.
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    Jexerie is a human who lives in an indefinite world. By indefinite, I mean that you can try to measure something, but it won't do you much good. He spends a lot of time meditating and dreaming. He is the kind to ask questions that make your head hurt. Mechanically, he is an Erudite who, right now, can do a maximum of 4D10 damage in one day before he has to rely on his -1 to hit with a dagger.

    Have any of you ever tried to comprehend additional spatial dimensions? It causes very educational headaches.
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    That was horribly edgy. I had fun, though.

    This is Erasmus- human binder with max ranks in polite melancholy.

    Oh, and I sort of chickened out of 100 Years for the time being- in the mood for something sappy again. Going to try Sputnik Sweetheart, I think. (put in a library order for 1Q84 too)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meijn View Post
    Dextercorvia, congradulations. That's really impressive. Why sort of mathematics? I've been trying to learn more myself, and it's rewarding but really hard, for me at least.
    Thanks. My field is algebraic combinatorics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xanyo View Post
    Have any of you ever tried to comprehend additional spatial dimensions? It causes very educational headaches.
    Yes. It still hurts a little if I think about it too hard.


    I should have my IC post up in about 14-15 hours. I hope that doesn't slow anyone down. It's been a long day, and I won't do it justice if I try tonight.
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    This is brilliant.
    Regarding my Non-Epic Hidecarved Dragon:
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    Nicely done. Probably too cheesy for many tables, but I'd be inclined to allow it at mine, just for chutzpah.

    Have a cookie.
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    Dwarf in the Playground
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    I remember trying to draw 4th dimensional cubes in grade school, with little success. And also reading Flatland about then. The main thing I remember about Flatland was that, while the geometry of other dimensions was wild, the particular 2nd dimensional society they had just pissed me off. Turns out even polygons can be jerks, it seems.

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    Dwarf in the Playground
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    Dreams are in. If you have yet to put the link to your character sheet at the end of your dream, please do so. I will post the introductory description as soon as I can.

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    This is unexpected, Meijin could you do a simple drawing of the rooms plan? It would be nice to get a image of it in my head.
    Thanks
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    Also Xanyo, the scholar's robes don't weigh against your load according to the PHB.
    "CLOTHING
    Different characters may want different outfits for various occasions.
    A beginning character is assumed to have an artisanís, entertainerís,
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    outfit is free and does not count against the amount of weight a
    character can carry." PHB
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    Dwarf in the Playground
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    I have a simple drawing, but I'm unsure of how to upload it. This is actually my first time DMing play-by-post style. Sorry for the trouble :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meijn View Post
    I have a simple drawing, but I'm unsure of how to upload it. This is actually my first time DMing play-by-post style. Sorry for the trouble :/
    No worries! Imgur usually works pretty well for these purposes.

    (finished Sputnik Sweetheart and The Elephant Vanishes! i read far too much in exam season)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Book Wombat View Post
    Also Xanyo, the scholar's robes don't weigh against your load according to the PHB.
    "CLOTHING
    Different characters may want different outfits for various occasions.
    A beginning character is assumed to have an artisanís, entertainerís,
    explorerís, monkís, peasantís, scholarís, or travelerís outfit. This first
    outfit is free and does not count against the amount of weight a
    character can carry." PHB
    A design made solely to prevent players from running around nude, in the hope of carrying off slightly more of the dragons hoard.

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    That is probably true.
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    Dwarf in the Playground
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    My map of the room is posted.

    Sure, you can take 20. But I'm not going to tell you the result immediately, because it takes about 2 minutes to do so. So if anyone else wants to act first, I'll give a chance for that.

    Cecil, I sincerely hope the admitted joys of Murakami don't make you fail all your classes.

    And yes. I had never thought of it before, but now I'm almost certain that's a relic of gross, sweaty, naked Gygaxian game play.

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    So we continue tomorrow?
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    Dwarf in the Playground
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    Assuming nobody else posts, yeah. But it already seems like some action is beginning while the door is being examined.

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    Dwarf in the Playground
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    Something I just noticed.

    Okoa needs to ditch his flaw. It's not from the player's handbook or the EPH.

    Jexerie, how are you getting the 7 ranks in one skill needed to qualify for Psionic Meditation?

    Sorry to nitpick.


    Also, I decided to move forward without Accalon here because it isn't critical in what order the actions take place. But don't take that to mean that you need to post faster or anything. Feel free to let me know what Accalon does/did at your convenience; I just wanted to reveal some more information proactively for when it's needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meijn View Post
    Okoa needs to ditch his flaw. It's not from the player's handbook or the EPH.
    I thought I'd asked - but that's my memory messing with me. I asked in the game I made him for originally =)

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    Is it okay if I take the key?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Book Wombat View Post
    Lyle takes the key and searches the lock for traps
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    Can I take a 20?
    I think you did.


    Also, if you take 20 on a skill check, do keep in mind that you incur any penalty for failure. While you may take 20 on disabling the trap, that will almost certainly set it off.
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