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    NecromancerGuy

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    Default ACExtravaganza's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    Greetings ACExtravaganze, and welcome to the world of Call of Cthulhu, a world of horror, mystery, and wonder. Here you shall take on the role of an intrepid Investigator of the Unknown (or Investigator for short), while I shall be the Keeper of Arcane Lore (or the Keeper).

    Now, one important thing to note is that this game is not Dungeons & Dragons. You are not a hero, you are not a being who is eventually able to snap your fingers and cast wish or attack nine times with a massive sword in the span of six seconds, you are an ordinary person, and just like ordinary people, you may become heavily injured (HP isn't just something that magically returns with a quick nap), suffer sanity-shattering experiences, or even die! However, someone has to make a stand against the horrors of the mythos, and the death or insanity of a single human matters little if it means postponing the eventual enslavement of humanity.

    However, you may be one of the lucky ones who survive your encounters with unearthly beings, gaining knowledge of the horrors outside of our reality, power from volumes of arcane lore, and advancement in your skills as you become more experienced. You will (most likely) never reach the point of superhuman abilities akin to D&D or Pathfinder, but you can achieve something greater than the average of your kind.

    Now that you understand the basic themeatic aspects of the game, prepare to journey onto your first adventure -- Alone Against the Flames! This is a horror story set in the 1920s where you are the main character. For the purposes of walking you through the story I will offer prompts and suggestions below each of my In-Character posts, but if you're feeling foolish confident feel free to forge your own path!

    Anyway, without further ado, tuck yourself in, grab a bowl of popcorn, set up a nice fire, and join the In-Character! Actually, on second thought, don't get too close to the fire.
    Last edited by zingbobco000; 2019-08-29 at 01:15 AM.

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    Default Re: ACExtravaganza's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    Sounds good! I look forward to playing.

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    Default Re: ACExtravaganza's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    Quote Originally Posted by ACExtravaganza View Post
    Sounds good! I look forward to playing.
    Sweet! The In-Character link should be up now!

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    Default Re: ACExtravaganza's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    or should I have put that list here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACExtravaganza View Post
    or should I have put that list here?
    To be honest with you, either one works. I'm not a super-stringent person concerning the whole IC and OOC separation thing.

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    Default Re: ACExtravaganza's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    Man, I just barely missed you last night. I made that post and then went right to bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACExtravaganza View Post
    Man, I just barely missed you last night. I made that post and then went right to bed.
    Oh, lol, that is pretty crazy. So... close...

    Also, I would presume this goes without saying, but please don't view the other player's ICs or OOCs. I don't expect that anyone would, but I feel that I should state it just in case.

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    Good thing you did, actually. I wanted to see if we were all starting in Random Smalltown NE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACExtravaganza View Post
    Good thing you did, actually. I wanted to see if we were all starting in Random Smalltown NE.
    Well, I guess the only way I can answer that is with a... shrug .

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    Default Re: ACExtravaganza's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    out of curiosity, how many of the people from the thread have started?

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    Six out of the seven, so quite a few!

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    Thats good to hear, may I ask who hasn't?

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    qstor. They've yet to reply to my initial OOC post.
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    As far as I can tell, this is the first time you've slept since we started. :p
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    Default Re: ACExtravaganza's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    Hahahaha

    Also the weekend might be a bit slower for me, just saying.

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    I wasn't complaining, just noting.

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    Default Re: ACExtravaganza's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    Quote Originally Posted by ACExtravaganza View Post
    I wasn't complaining, just noting.
    Yup! You're all good

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    Also, have fun at Dragon con!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACExtravaganza View Post
    Also, have fun at Dragon con!
    Actually I was at strategicon lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingbobco000 View Post
    Actually I was at strategicon lol
    Lots of cons this weekend. :P

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    Default Re: ACExtravaganza's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    Indeed there were!

    In other news, it seems you are following the exact same path as earlier...

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    Default Re: ACExtravaganza's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    So, how does advancement work? Also, what happens now?

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    Default Re: ACExtravaganza's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    Congratulations! You've done it! You've managed to beat Alone Against the Flames. Your character has forever been changed by what they've experienced in Emberhead, and they might not ever be the same. Nevertheless, they will most likely improve!

    You succeeded in the following skill rolls: Drive Auto, Anthropology, Credit Rating (can't be improved by skills), Spot Hidden, Persuade, Climb (is not improved by not fumbling though), and Fast Talk. For each of these please give me a roll, however your goal is to fail instead of succeed. If you fail, it's representative of you understanding that there's some way that you could have improved and you may add a d10 to that skill's rating.

    Once that happens, if you had fun we can continue into the next adventure: Paper Chase. You may also read all of the other forums relating to Alone Against the Flames here at the Society for the Exploration of the Unexplained (basically my repository for all of your links so I don't have to keep looking them up online).
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    Default Re: ACExtravaganza's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    Drive Auto (1d100)[69]
    Anthropology (1d100)[43]
    Spot Hidden (1d100)[59]
    Persuade (1d100)[64]
    Fast Talk (1d100)[56]

    I think I did that right. And sure, I would like to continue, though I did think this was going to become a multiplayer game at some point. Is that not the case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACExtravaganza View Post
    Drive Auto [roll0]
    Anthropology [roll1]
    Spot Hidden [roll2]
    Persuade [roll3]
    Fast Talk [roll4]

    I think I did that right. And sure, I would like to continue, though I did think this was going to become a multiplayer game at some point. Is that not the case?
    Those look mostly right. So that means that you may 3 d10s, one for Drive Auto, one for Spot Hidden, and one for Fast Talk.

    It is going to eventually become a multiplayer game. However, the one distinction is that there's one more solo game. But it'll be a lot more freeform, and I'm simply going to be a normal keeper, without any comments at the bottom offering advice.
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    drive auto (1d10)[3]
    spot hidden (1d10)[8]
    fast talk (1d10)[2]

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    So, when does the new single player adventure start?

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    And thus we have the beginnings of your character, which can be found here!

    Along with the OOC, which can be found here!

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