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Title: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 27, 2007, 12:18:47 PM
General OOC stuff (Out Of Character) can go here. Geusts are welcome to post here too (but I'd prefer it if geusts didn't post in the in character thread/s). This thread'll probably get used so much it won't need to be stickied :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 27, 2007, 12:42:00 PM
Yeah guests! Don't ruin our IC mojo!  :icon_wink:

Was my equipment list OK, or OTT, Mr B?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 27, 2007, 12:53:30 PM
Yeah guests! Don't ruin our IC mojo!  :icon_wink:

Was my equipment list OK, or OTT, Mr B?

It was too quick. I said you guys could get started doing them while we waited for Rod to catch up. There's no need to make him feel any more left behind than he needs to. And because it was too quick I don't need to take a look at it untill Rod's nearer completion :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 27, 2007, 12:57:38 PM
Um, okay. That wasn't my intention at all. Just trying to be helpful is all; one less list for you to wait on was my thinking.  :icon_neutral: Ah well.  :shrug:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 29, 2007, 06:39:53 AM
Proluge is the first game thread. You guys can start posting in character there now (but if something on your character sheet's not quite finalised yet (like Aurum's ability scores) then try not to assume it too much. If anyone wants their character to not be present yet then I'm happy for them to be out on some mission (like delivering a letter to afirend of a relative of a friend, or a bit of late night "shopping") and then they can blunder in out of the storm in abit, dripping wet and stamping their feet to keep warm as they head for the fire.

Have fun folks :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 29, 2007, 06:45:40 AM
Is there a particular protocol for posting eg thoughts in italics? Would you like us to narrate our actions in first or third person, present or past tense? Just to make sure I've got it right!  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 29, 2007, 07:09:21 AM
Is there a particular protocol for posting eg thoughts in italics? Would you like us to narrate our actions in first or third person, present or past tense? Just to make sure I've got it right!  :icon_cool:

Normal writing is for normal stuff. Talking goes in speach marks ("....."). Out of character stuff goes in italics (like can I attack the goblin now or do I need to sneak a little bit closer to get him in range?) but that's out of character game stuff. If you're posting out of character, in character stuff (Rogan remembers that he left the tent behind) then it's normal because it's part of what's actualy happens. Italics are for game rule/situational stuff that's not technicaly part of the story. I don't mind if people post stuff in past tense or present tense. I'd prefer third person when describing stuff your character does (feel free to use first person in italics mode as italics is the player speaking directly to the Gm out of character and normal text is the player describing their characters actuons, roleplaying and generaly having fun, I hope :)).

If and when violence happens I'll open a separate battlethread for every encounter. In the battlethread there'll be a battlemap (which I shall update when it needs it) and I'll probably write the initiative order down the side of the battlemap.

I'll break people down into groups (based on side) so all the guys going first (before someone from the other side gets a go) may post their actions (but they'll still take place i initiative order), then the next group may post, and so on untill the end of the round (when a new round begins).

It all sounds confusing but it's actualy fairly relaxed. I'll also clarify it better with an explanatory post when battlethreads begin. Out of character stuff (declaration of intent, etc) goes in the battlethread. In character stuff (description of the fight) takes place in the story thread and I'll generaly update that at the end of every round, or at the end of each initiative group's actions (whichever works better drammaticaly).

It's nowhere near as complicated as it sounds.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on May 29, 2007, 08:39:48 AM
Dumb question #1 :)

Is that Raul or Alarian sat with Ivor in the corner?  I lost track of which of us was his mentor / buddy / assistant / exploiter?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 29, 2007, 08:40:40 AM
Dumb question #1 :)

Is that Raul or Alarian sat with Ivor in the corner?  I lost track of which of us was his mentor / buddy / assistant / exploiter?

Raoul.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 29, 2007, 08:42:35 AM
Do Aurum and Rogan come from the same area?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 29, 2007, 09:04:54 AM
Of course I made the mistake of talking to the character whse player lives in a timezone 10 hours or so ahead!  :icon_razz:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on May 29, 2007, 09:10:15 AM
We're all gonna be doing that I think :)  You're just a pioneer, Fabian!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 29, 2007, 09:13:35 AM
I thought Ivor's first little 'bit' was excellent.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 29, 2007, 09:14:45 AM
I still need to start associating the characters with forum id's
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 29, 2007, 09:16:23 AM
There's a reason I wrote the player's account name in the character's thread title. It was to help me do that exact same thing :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 29, 2007, 09:19:42 AM
Perhaps you could do a cast list with people's forum name and character name, as we did for "Playthings".
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 29, 2007, 09:34:57 AM
I know what you mean. That was the only reason I remembered Rod was the other dwarf. I will get them after a few rounds in game.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 29, 2007, 11:58:28 AM
My mistake, Port Lyrie's across the ocean in another country. I'll double check the adventure (as you may actualy be starting in Medhera).

Yep, some tweaks made to the prologue thread. The action does indeed take place in the docks of Medhera.

Incidentaly, the pub is "supposed" to be called The Axe & Mace but I changed it. Would people like mke to keep a list of other changes I made? (for instance, The Axe & Mace only has one detailed patron, I'm adding flavour here to suit the docks district).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on May 29, 2007, 12:38:39 PM
Well, give me the name of some other random city and I'll edit my post then.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 29, 2007, 12:50:43 PM
Well, give me the name of some other random city and I'll edit my post then.

I'd say SCorta ought to do quite nicely  :icon_cool:.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 29, 2007, 01:20:42 PM
So are the dwarves from the same clan/area, etc?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 29, 2007, 03:11:06 PM
So are the dwarves from the same clan/area, etc?

I'll leave it up to you guys although I suspect that Aurum's been up in the northlands a fair bit over the years.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on May 29, 2007, 07:16:56 PM
I thought Ivor's first little 'bit' was excellent.

Heh, thanks mate. It's doubtless a side effect of having too much time on my hands!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 30, 2007, 02:31:59 PM
Okay, Alarian doesn't recognise the golden dragon on Aurum's armour as being related to anything specific.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 30, 2007, 02:37:56 PM
I sent Rod a PM and he was ok with the idea so Aurum and Rogon are brothers. Aurum is the older one who has been a away for a few years.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 30, 2007, 02:43:27 PM
Nice to see the family getting back together again.

By the way, is Fabian the only one who saw the great big giant plot hammer when a stranger bought you drinks? :p
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 30, 2007, 02:45:02 PM
I saw it too, but my character isn't the swiftest. So I was waiting for his brother to sign on. the brothers got back together recently.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on May 30, 2007, 02:58:42 PM
Well, Ivor's not the sort to pay much attention, unless he's told to. Let's see what happens...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 31, 2007, 07:42:06 AM
Does anyone know where Teuful's got to? Seriously, I don't think he's posted since the game began (and I've seen him post once on FOD in the last few days).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 31, 2007, 07:43:49 AM
Dunno... but I want ranting loony sea-druid!  :icon_tears:  :icon_wink:

We miss you Teufel!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on May 31, 2007, 07:48:10 AM
 :yeahthat:

Ivor needs religion- someone has to put the fear of Gurthor in him, before it's too late!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 31, 2007, 07:58:22 AM
Yeah and it would be nice if Rod popped in too
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on May 31, 2007, 08:19:09 AM
Not heard from him at all. Sorry :(
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 31, 2007, 08:49:16 AM
Yeah and it would be nice if Rod popped in too

Yeah but we know he's got problems whereas Teuful's just missing without an explanation :(.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 31, 2007, 08:50:42 AM
Good point. So now what?

Alex i am glad I unlocked that thread for you. Feel like writing something for a dwarf who left home and went to the north and met a dragon?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on May 31, 2007, 08:52:25 AM
Either we dont' invite him into our little meeting with the good Brother.  Or Balgin rides him as a zombie character, if I understood Balgin's house rules correctly.  Either way, its his call.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 31, 2007, 08:55:04 AM
Thats the way I understood it...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 31, 2007, 08:56:34 AM
I think it would be good if Balgin drove him until Teufel is able to post (hope it's nothing serious). And the priest maybe thinks we three/four look a bit wimpy on our own and asks the 2 dwarves as well (randomly!)  :icon_scratch:  :occasion14:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on May 31, 2007, 09:01:17 AM
Yeah, I've been trying to think of a way to connect to the dwarves, but I'm struggling.  :shrug:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 31, 2007, 09:03:00 AM
I think it would be good if Balgin drove him until Teufel is able to post (hope it's nothing serious). And the priest maybe thinks we three/four look a bit wimpy on our own and asks the 2 dwarves as well (randomly!)  :icon_scratch:  :occasion14:

Well there's always the three day rule :).

You've got weapons.

The dwarfs may be in town on business (and therefore, not staying long enough to help out) whilst humans with weapons drinking in a seedy pub clearly need work for their idle hands to do :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 31, 2007, 09:03:11 AM
Maybe the wizard asks the dwarves seperately from us and then the priest finds he has a bucketload of adventurers to deal with!

Ah, yes it's three days.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 31, 2007, 09:14:07 AM
Can we cut it down to two days?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 31, 2007, 09:18:31 AM
Yeah, I agree we actually don't look wimpy, but compared to Aurum just about everyone does.  :icon_razz:

Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on May 31, 2007, 09:45:24 AM
The dwarfs may be in town on business (and therefore, not staying long enough to help out) whilst humans with weapons drinking in a seedy pub clearly need work for their idle hands to do :p.

Awwww ... our GM knows us so well already  :1035999089: <<teletubby hug>>
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 31, 2007, 09:58:04 AM
Yeah, I agree we actually don't look wimpy, but compared to Aurum just about everyone does.  :icon_razz:

 :icon_twisted: why thank you Chris :icon_wink: I was thinking along the lines of this is the town the dwarven brothers found eachother in.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on May 31, 2007, 10:14:45 AM
Hehe, no worries, CH- it's amazing what you can churn out when there are more important things that you should be working on at the time ;)

As for a dracophilic dwarf, give me a day or so and I'll see where the inspiration leads me.

With regard to joining the dwarves, I'm a little bit stuck for ideas; I think Fabian's suggestion that the wizard asks the dwarves separately is a good one.

Maybe he sizes us up and decides that a bit more muscle is in order? It might have been what they were arguing over- the wizard likes the hard-as-nails look of the dwarves, but the priest is unwilling to pay the premium that dwarves tend to demand due to their love of gold, so has asked us. The wizard then takes matters into his own hands and tells the dwarves that the priest wants to hire them as mercenaries, putting the priest in a bit of a pickle (who wants to argue with two 4ft tall lumps of solid muscle, after all?) and ends up having to fork out for both sets of hirelings. Wizard 1, Priest 0.

Maybe the dwarves could be associated with Kiaphas- Aurum met him in the northlands or something, thus neatly getting everyone together and ready to move forward!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 31, 2007, 10:25:50 AM
Well, Alarian already mentioned Kiaphas to the priest, so either way is good!  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 31, 2007, 10:27:50 AM
Kiaphas knowing Aurum from the north is plausible.  
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 31, 2007, 03:22:42 PM
Can we cut it down to two days?

I'm considering it a bit. He's been posting on FOD quite a bit during the last few days and I think he needs a little reminder.

Three days felt right for my other game (where a few players had limited net access). I didn't actualy instigate it because a few players couldn't post often, but because one of my players was blatantly logging on to check what was happening in another game (and frequently posting in it) but blatantly ignoring his character in mine. He just didn't like playing characters below 20th level and it really showed. I'll proabbly kick him out at the end of the adventure (and he seems to have realised, all he's done for seven round of combat is "stand at the back and let the others do the fighting" as if he thinks I'm going to pick on him just for being a prick).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 31, 2007, 03:25:16 PM
 :icon_neutral: doesn't like playing characters below 20th level? How weird! I think Epic Level Handbook and Deities and Demigods are the only rule books where I approach Balgin levels of "What the hell is this crud*?! This is so wrong!"
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 31, 2007, 03:49:03 PM
Thanks for considering making the timeframe shorter. In Fabian's game it is 24 hours and some of the time that feels like forever wheneveryone else is online.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 31, 2007, 03:55:14 PM
I think it's a tricky balance because each game has one Australian player and at least one American player (bizarrely the only people I've met in rl are the Aussies!). A 24 hour limit seems sensible when you consider that AgentMolar is probably asleep or at work when many of the posts happen in "Playthings". There was an odd moment today where all our time zones seemed to be in a favourable aspect (either that or Molar stayed up late!), so there are frenetic moments and lagging moments, but everyone has had a chance to drive the action and have a significant contribution. Balgin's game has 4 Brits/Limies/Poms to 1 Aussie and 1 Yank  :icon_wink: so it's quite funny to have the three of us (Alex, Dave and me) at a table wondering what the other three are doing!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 31, 2007, 03:58:33 PM
I know timezones do play a role but it seems in this case that it is more like forgetting to check on the game since he says he has noticed him on the FOD. I just hope it all get sorted. I am having a ton of fun Fabian's game and I can see from the little bit ogf Balgin's style and the players in this one that I am going to have fun in this game as well. I just hope it doesn't lag.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on May 31, 2007, 04:12:39 PM
Speaking of which, is the FOD down or is it just me?

I hope the other two can get back into it- I'm really rather enjoying myself, and I'd hate to see them miss out on all the fun! Has anyone actually heard from them?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 31, 2007, 04:13:40 PM
Has Balgy PMed Teufel? Rod's having connection trouble of course.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 31, 2007, 04:52:24 PM
Has Balgy PMed Teufel? Rod's having connection trouble of course.

NBot yet. I'm trying to decide how to word it without causing offence.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 31, 2007, 04:54:39 PM
Alex I wanted to say thank you for your write up. :occasion14: I loved it! :clap2: I am going to make a few small changes to fit the image I have in mind but I really feel you did capture the flavor I had in mind.

I also need to work a few things about Rogon and Kiaphas into it, but I need Mr Teuful and Rod for that :shrug: :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 31, 2007, 05:06:25 PM
Well my character in Zipp's game just took 15 damage in one round (not the kind of thing you want to happen to a 1st level character) which, added to the other 4 damage I'd taken earlier, puts me at pretty much dead.

And I was saving everyone's lives too (I personaly took out something like four or five of those giaks using a cunning combination of flanking, well timed defensive fighting and all out defence). And now a wonderful character's probably going to die (he was one of the group's two most fvaourite characters as well but I doubt they've got time to save me now :().

I blame the squire. If he'd stuck with my plan instead of insisting on taking the long way round, then I wouldn't have been in this much trouble in the first place. He's ac17 and 13hp too but he's actualy attacking at something liek +3 or +4 instead of my +0 :(.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on May 31, 2007, 05:23:09 PM
Hehe, glad you liked it!  :occasion14:

Make whatever changes you like; it's your character, so you know him best. I just had fun letting my imagination run away with the idea of a dwarf with a complex and a fascination for dragons! The character class seems to have quite interesting possibilities when you think about it, kind of like a barbaric paladin cross, with a bit of sorceror thrown in for good measure. Can't see it working so well in a civilised setting, but perhaps that's just the limitations of my imagination.

It'll work better when you work in his relationships with Rogan and Kiaphas, of course; it always feels more fleshed out when you include inter-character relations.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 31, 2007, 05:26:57 PM
At least I'd given the keg of gunpowder to the ranger and told him what to do with it, If I hadn't done that we'd really be screwed.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 31, 2007, 05:32:25 PM
Is it a play by forum game Balgin?

Thanks again Alex
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 31, 2007, 05:36:10 PM
Yep. What a way to loose a character 'though. He had a big heart (and everyone loved his strong welsh accent).

If I'm unbelieveably lucky, I'll stabilise or recieve very effective first aid within 4 rounds (with two very hostile monsters standing over me and only one character close enough to help out, he's dropped his sword to throw the powder keg so he won't be much use to save me). If I'm really lucky he's the guy carrying our one or two remaining healing potions (I know he gave half of them to the squire).

So, if I'm unbelieveably lucky he won't blow up all my gunpowder, I'll survive and therefore have bullets and powder to keep me going 'till I can create some more (law of averages says that'll be around 5th level).

It's an obscenely challenging encounter (we've had two or three party members in the minus's already).

Edit: Removed the double post :icon_wink:

Well, he's got the first aid kit and the potion.

So he threw the bomb at the evil wizard, and missed.

So now, in theory, he's got three rounds to save me from the two giaks standing over my comatose form . Probably not going to happen .

But, the good news is this: he thre the bomb and missed, so it scatters by it's range incriment.

The blats radius is the same as the range incriment.

So the wizard's still taking 1d6+1d3 damage as opposed to the 3d6 damage he would've taken (and the same goes for a lot of his bodyguards caught in the blast too).

Edit: Removed the double tripple :icon_eek: post :icon_wink:

Reminder sent. I hope it was friendly enough.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 31, 2007, 05:53:19 PM
Well I hope your character makes it.

I also hope we see both Rod and Mr teuful. The game already looks like it is going to be fun, we have a diverse group of characters.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 31, 2007, 05:55:48 PM
Well once the game's truly underway..... no, no, can't tell you.......
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on May 31, 2007, 06:07:30 PM
Sounds like fun, Balgin- what sort of game is it, where you're playing with gunpowder?

(Oh, and can Ivor get in on some of that action? Though Raul's probably got enough to worry about without Ivor blowing himself up every 5 minutes... ;)  )
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 31, 2007, 06:10:36 PM
Sounds like fun, Balgin- what sort of game is it, where you're playing with gunpowder?

The dwarfs of Bor are the only people in Magnamund known to have the power of gunpowder (and they don't let anyone else have it because they know how destructive it is).

If you don't know Magnamund yet then you really should get to know it. It's the world all the Lone Wolf adventures are set in and it's a really lovely setting (it always feels "really real" with diverse cultures and scenery).

Oh well, I failed the first stabilisation roll (but at least the monsters left me alone for long enough to make it :)).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 01, 2007, 04:47:41 AM
Yay, Mr Teufel got here!!

Although, I have to say that I thought Balgin said no to Centaurs :D

He wears dark seagreen robes, weathered and sunbleached, and as wild as his black mane.

Now he's here, you'll probably be all please to know that I am away this weekend, and after the end of the working day today (UK time), I'll not be online again until Monday.  Sorry guys :(

 But I am going to the UK Games Expo in Edgebaston, if that makes it any better? :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on June 01, 2007, 07:03:39 AM
Yay!  Now lets get this thing off the ground.

The Expo thing sounds interesting, Keeper, have a good weekend!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 01, 2007, 07:12:37 AM
Geez, sorry guys.  :icon_sad: I usually check up by email notification, so I didn't see a new thread had been started! I'm kicking myself for missing out!  :sorry2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on June 01, 2007, 07:49:39 AM
Hey, no worries- just pleased that nothing untoward has become of you since coming up with Kiaphas. With any luck Balgin will be along shortly and get your crazy hippy on board :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on June 01, 2007, 08:01:34 AM
"He grins hugely each time thunder rumbles....wild as his black mane."

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/Balgin/Doodles/Mesmile.jpg)

Is this Kiaphas for real?  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 01, 2007, 08:17:24 AM
Bwahahahahaha!  :icon_razz:  :clap2:

Nah, Kaiphas has straight hair and looks weathered.  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 01, 2007, 12:06:59 PM
Yay, Mr Teufel got here!!

Although, I have to say that I thought Balgin said no to Centaurs :D

He wears dark seagreen robes, weathered and sunbleached, and as wild as his black mane.

Now he's here, you'll probably be all please to know that I am away this weekend, and after the end of the working day today (UK time), I'll not be online again until Monday.  Sorry guys :(

 But I am going to the UK Games Expo in Edgebaston, if that makes it any better? :)

Its ok (just dont do it again, lol).  :icon_wink: So Keeper40K can Balgin just assume control of your character until then.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 01, 2007, 12:09:07 PM
Wow! My dwarf stabilised the next round (at -7).

I won't need to assume control of his character. The boat trip's a good 2-3 days each way so there can be lots of socialising with the sailors and weather and stuff while we wait for himm to return :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 01, 2007, 12:23:39 PM
It's 3:30am here, so I'm off to bed. G'night.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on June 01, 2007, 12:24:28 PM
Night!

Socialising with sailors!? Now hang on, that isn't what we signed up for at all!  :icon_razz:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 01, 2007, 12:43:59 PM
Have we figured out how the Dwarves are getting into this?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on June 01, 2007, 12:57:46 PM
@Mike - take a look at the play thread - they already are now, they just got asked!  :occasion14:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 01, 2007, 02:51:45 PM
Yeah I saw it right after that. Now we need Rod to join the fun.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 01, 2007, 07:15:07 PM
Given the fact that most of the adventure will take place on the island (with some occurring on shipdeck) I trust you'll all understand why I said it would be difficult to introduce new characters later on. It's effectively a "closed environment" type adventure. It'd be tricky to bring in new characters since the boat only comes round every 3-6 months (and you'll only get three days on the island before it comes to take you all back home, if you miss the boat, you'll be stranded waiting for the next one).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on June 01, 2007, 07:53:53 PM
Did I mention that Elvish was one of Ivor's bonus languages? :icon_whistling: :angel7:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 02, 2007, 09:44:20 AM
Thats exactly why I posted refering to Rogon in game. I figured I would act like he was there with Aurum so that when Rod gets online and reads everything he can just pick up from right there.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on June 02, 2007, 01:44:28 PM
...and that's what I did.  :icon_razz:

Sorry for the wait this time guys - I managed to get 5 minutes before my exam on Friday but there didn't seem to be much to do at that point, and then haven't got on since.  My last (meaningful) exam is Tuesday, so hopefully after that I should have more time off revising.  As you've all said - if I'm not on for a while, please just assume I'm there and being quiet.  Hopefully that won't be necessary though.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 02, 2007, 02:31:14 PM
Oh don't worry, I could see things getting really bogged down if the party explored a certain side turning (I'm not kidding).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 02, 2007, 05:27:51 PM
Rod I read your PM and I will change it as you suggested. So for everyone: Rogon is the older, smarter, wiser of the brothers; Aurum is the younger, stubborn, quick tempered brute.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 03, 2007, 12:16:35 PM
That was a very close call, that one. The sailor almost waited for Alarian but his posh cloak pushed his "dodgey geezer factor" down too much so Raoul was the obvious choice :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on June 03, 2007, 01:55:24 PM
Well, this is looking interesting...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 03, 2007, 02:23:56 PM
Oh go on Raoul, go on, just imagine the serving lady from Father Ted going "you will, you will, you will, you will" :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on June 03, 2007, 05:25:55 PM
Mrs Doyle- a scarily accurate depiction of pretty much any Irish lady of a certain age!

I do hope this sailor doesn't want us to do anything nasty; Ivor's a good boy, he is :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 03, 2007, 07:36:09 PM
I'm thinking Kaiaphas might follow Raul out. He's bored by this talk of gold... and has a hunch he might recognise Raul from his street-gang days, before he was singled out by Gurthor. Is that reasonable?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 03, 2007, 07:55:54 PM
Could be. If you think you've seen someone before then it doesn't mean that you have. Maybe they've just got one of those faces :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 04, 2007, 06:35:28 AM
Or maybe we just recognise each other's "type".  :icon_cool:

Time to see if I we can trust each other ... :)
http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=617.msg9493#msg9493
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 04, 2007, 07:00:25 AM
Well I'm off to play games tonight but I might have a few minutes to post before I go. When I do post stuff about what happens in the alley then it should be fun.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 04, 2007, 07:11:58 AM
I hope this sailor is not after some kind of sexual encounter :)

Raul likes the ladies; Ivor can testify to this.  He'll not be interested in anything of that nature that a drunken sailor might offer :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on June 04, 2007, 08:07:32 AM
"Oh, yes- there's many a time Raul's trusted me to guard the horses while he pumps a young lady for information. It's surprisingly often we have to be ready to leave town in a hurry afterwards, though. I wonder why all those armed men take exception to him chatting to Lady So-and-so or Comtesse de la Whatever?"

This is looking good so far- can't wait to get aboard the boat. Will I be able to get some stuff copied into the spellbook on the Gull?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 04, 2007, 08:16:33 AM
Well, this is looking interesting...

Correction, now things are starting to look interesting :D.

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Will I be able to get some stuff copied into the spellbook on the Gull?

I believe you'll have time to copy one or two first level spells or a single second level spell if you focus purely on that and don't do much else.

I wonder if Raoul will take up the sailor's offer :).

Changes made to the adventure so far:

The two acolytes didn't exist.
Brother Salian Berden was supposed to meet the party at a "hotel" and hire them for the job.
Brother Salian Berden's name was also Salind Berden (but Salian sounded more religious so I went with that).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 04, 2007, 08:20:40 AM
I guess that would depend on whether Ivor has perfected his Anti-locamotive-sickness-induced-by-travel Earmuffs yet, Alex :)

Remember the time Raul and Ivor had to get on that schooner very quickly after the Compte d'Grande Marnier made a false assumption about what Raul had been doing ... :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 04, 2007, 08:23:02 AM
Some more changes: Thran Fynlass (the sailor) is supposed to be an old friend of one of the characters. One of the crew members of the grey Gull mentions Thran asking about the character in question and then they meet up at a seedy pub.

The author had spelled Grey the american way (Gray Gull).

I don't think I've chanegd anything else yet.

So how are people enjoying things so far? I trust you're all having fun (and now ablebodied seaman Thrynlass' offer is on the table that opens up some interesting opportunities too :)).

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He hasn't had much first-hand experience of elven architecture

He may be somewhat disappointed, just wait and see (this statement will make sense when you finaly get to see the ruins).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on June 04, 2007, 08:28:54 AM
I remember that- how was Ivor to know that you're not supposed to void one's dinner over the ship's figurehead anyway?

I know I'm enjoying things, Balgin; you really have gotten me intrigued about these ruins now, though...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 04, 2007, 08:30:54 AM
I know I'm enjoying things, Balgin; you really have gotten me intrigued about these ruins now, though...

It's nothing big. It's not your typical elven architecture because, well, I really shouldn't say yet. I'll just remind you of this little hitn when the time comes to reveal that little fact (it should be fairly obvious once you all set eyes on the ruins, and I do mean all of you).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 04, 2007, 08:35:43 AM
Things are moving along nicely as far as I'm concerned.  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 04, 2007, 08:37:20 AM
I know I edited a post to have Thran introduce himself by name but I'm also going to go back and edit it again (because he forgot to mention the sheer size of these gems, "big as yer fist" his friend Barrick said).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 04, 2007, 08:59:50 AM
Let me know when you've made the change.  I've just replied to him, and my reply might not make sense :)

Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 04, 2007, 09:01:14 AM
Let me know when you've made the change.  I've just replied to him, and my reply might not make sense :)



Done already. And he's told you something interesting too. :) Basicaly he just wants a "straight man" to walk fof with the good whilst the thief gets searched (and then they can all meet up later to split the proffits).

I've got just under an hour before I leave to catch the bus, just letting you know.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 04, 2007, 09:15:32 AM
I figured that.  But Raul hasn't the INT or WIS to work it out quite that fast, I think, but he's not greedy enough to just jump straight for the gold :) So I'm role-playing it out a little.  Hope you don't mind :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 04, 2007, 09:17:39 AM
Nah go for it, although once this is out of the way and everyone settles down for the night we can progress to chapter one aboard the Grey Gull itself (and I can see that one getting really strung out over a very long period of time when it doesn't need to be :)).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on June 04, 2007, 09:58:35 AM
Can I be a bit funny now, and ask if you could put changes to the adventure either in a separate thread or in spoiler sections, or tell us at the end? Otherwise it seems a bit less... I dunno... fluid I suppose.

If the majority of people don't mind then it's fine, but I find it really jarring.  :twocents:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 04, 2007, 10:01:03 AM
I didn't mind this one, because Balgin mentioned the change after that point in the adventure had passed, which is the most important point.  But I can see that they might be better in their own thread.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 04, 2007, 10:12:38 AM
I tend to agree. I'd rather not see the strings or the hands behind the curtain.



...and it's 2am+ and I'm off to bed. G'night!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 04, 2007, 04:09:14 PM
Can I be a bit funny now, and ask if you could put changes to the adventure either in a separate thread or in spoiler sections, or tell us at the end? Otherwise it seems a bit less... I dunno... fluid I suppose.

If the majority of people don't mind then it's fine, but I find it really jarring.  :twocents:

I was going to create a dedicated changes thread. I just haven't got round to it yet. The reason I'm writing them down now is so that I don't forget them (but also in case anyone's interested to know how my particular creative taste has affected the game so far :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 05, 2007, 07:23:26 AM
Should have thought about this earlier, but, are we taking our mounts aboard, then?  'Cause I can't see no space on that vessel.

I'm thinking I'd better get me a trunk.  Can I do that, Balgin?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 05, 2007, 08:24:58 AM
Should have thought about this earlier, but, are we taking our mounts aboard, then?

I seriously doubt it because....

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I can't see no space on that vessel.

I'm happy to assume people have suitable stuff to carry their belongings in (but they'll be back on the mainland within a week, a day or two longer at the most).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 05, 2007, 08:26:54 AM
I'd better be good then, and ask you to deduct stabling fees from my available gold :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 05, 2007, 09:09:18 AM
Kiaphas' Spell List 060607 Aussie time.
0/1 Create Water
/2 Guidance
/3 Know Direction
/4 Purify Food and Drink

1/1 Shillelagh
/2 Speak with Animals
/3 Endure Elements

2/1 Fog Cloud
/2 Warp Wood
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on June 05, 2007, 09:28:14 AM
Did I ever make it clear that I'd been planning on being a specialist conjurer (Prohibited schools necromancy and enchantment)?

If it's too much trouble to change, then never mind. Otherwise, here's the prepared spells:

Spells/day: 4/4+1/3+1

0-level: Read magic, Detect magic x2, Light, Acid Splash

1st-level: Mage Armour, Colour spray, Shocking grasp, True Strike (+ Lesser orb of fire)

2nd Level: Scorching ray, Mirror image, Spiderclimb (+ Melf's Acid arrow)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on June 05, 2007, 09:31:00 AM
Rogan's List:

0 - Create Water
0 - Guidance
0 - Guidance
0 - Resistance
0 - Mending

1 - Bless
1 - Magic Weapon
1 - Protection from Evil
1 - Summon Monster I
1d - Cure Light Wounds (Healing Domain)

2 - Bull's Strength
2 - Resist Energy
2 - Spiritual Weapon
2d - Cure Moderate Wounds (Healing Domain)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on June 05, 2007, 09:49:35 AM
The telling off of the dwarves reminded me that I've never picked the bonus languages for Ivor yet. He gets Tradespeak and Gnomish standard then his 4 bonus ones would be  Draconic (language of magic, right?) Elvish, Sardian, and Drechanese, (or whatever the local languages would be.)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 05, 2007, 10:16:15 AM
Should have thought about this earlier, but, are we taking our mounts aboard, then?  'Cause I can't see no space on that vessel.

I'm thinking I'd better get me a trunk.  Can I do that, Balgin?

I read somewhere that a horse takes up the same space as four people so I doubt we would be able to take mounts.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on June 05, 2007, 11:06:17 AM
Haha! No preparation kerfuffle for a spontaneous caster! Oh yeah I can cast 3 spells total....  :icon_razz: :icon_ermm: :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 05, 2007, 11:28:13 AM
Balgin did you get to my rather long PM about finishing Aurum's character sheet?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 05, 2007, 11:54:47 AM
Balgin did you get to my rather long PM about finishing Aurum's character sheet?

Yep, haven't responded yet because I was taking photo's (and doing other things like trying to work out how to get green stuff to stick to a small surface area it has already fallen off a few weeks ago).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 05, 2007, 12:44:19 PM
New photos to post on the forum? Sounds good.

I was wondering if you wanted to add the chapter number next to each section for the game. I figured it would make it all easier to find of people wanted to follow up on the game.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 05, 2007, 12:45:21 PM
I actualy had intended to but I haven't quite decided if I want to call them acts or chapters yet (but the proglogue's remaining the prologue).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 05, 2007, 12:46:21 PM
Yeah everyone should know to read that first (I hope)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 05, 2007, 01:02:08 PM
New photos to post on the forum? Sounds good.

They didn't come out very well 'though :(.

First load of pictures went up on FOD. They belong there really :).

You can have a little preview here 'though :).

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/Balgin/Miniatures/Hasslefree/RedT5.jpg)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on June 05, 2007, 04:50:15 PM
Just to warn you that I'm off to the states in a week's time and I don't know when I'll next be online after then, I'm afraid to say  :shrug: I have no problem with Alarian being an NPC during that time.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 05, 2007, 04:51:57 PM
The hair is looking good Balgin. What is the plan for the rest?

Get back to me when you can on all the stuff in the PM.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 05, 2007, 08:04:32 PM
Could I suggest we please each post our character's background write-up on our character thread, so they're easy to find? I can't find most of them, and there's a plethora of threads to work through now.

This would mean Balgin unlocking those threads for this purpose, or perhaps doing the posting himself.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 05, 2007, 08:13:37 PM
Any of the global mods, Balgin, or I can unlock them just send someone a PM if you want to add the history for your character.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 05, 2007, 09:15:20 PM
Could I suggest we please each post our character's background write-up on our character thread, so they're easy to find? I can't find most of them, and there's a plethora of threads to work through now.

This would mean Balgin unlocking those threads for this purpose, or perhaps doing the posting himself.

I intend to organise them so that the equipment lists and status posts go below the main ones. Since there's some other stuff in the threads that means me quoting it, then deleting the original posts (but it doesn't seem to like letting me do that) and then rearranging it all that way.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 05, 2007, 09:49:50 PM
Just go ahead and quote everything and when you are done I will prune them for you Balgin. The forum is set up so that only the admins can delete other peoples posts.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 06, 2007, 12:51:57 PM
Sorry for the delay guys but it's awkward. I'm feeling sleepy (must be the weather or something) so my last post as a bit brief. I'll see about sorting things out later.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 06, 2007, 01:16:16 PM
No worries Balgin, hey we all have a life so it is understandable. I am having a good time so far. I am still trying to figure out how I want to play Aurum and his interactions with the others. It does look like it is going to get interesting from here on out.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 07, 2007, 04:09:06 AM
 :yeahthat: Don't worry on my account :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 07, 2007, 08:16:35 AM
No worries Balgin, hey we all have a life so it is understandable. I am having a good time so far. I am still trying to figure out how I want to play Aurum and his interactions with the others. It does look like it is going to get interesting from here on out.

Yeah but we don't all have to work out how to transport a fire hazard safely onboard a ship!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 07, 2007, 11:05:57 AM
Custom_Hobby, I'm not getting notifications. It just happened today.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on June 07, 2007, 01:29:11 PM
So, o bold fellow party members - what kind of roles do we envisage each of us playing in the inevitable combat with deadly foes from beyond imagining?

Or to translate, where're ya gonna be and what're ya gonna do. I see my role as auxilliary support. If we need melee I can help to provide flanking bonuses, and I'll be no slouch in ranged combat either. Spells wise, I can do 1 CLW (wahoo!) but you never know when that could be handy.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 07, 2007, 01:33:42 PM
He won't do it again unless it is called for.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 07, 2007, 03:14:50 PM
Don't worry, the captain actualy has more than one reason for being upset about it (the obvious being that it's a ship and it's his responsibility). The other reason is a lot more personal.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on June 07, 2007, 03:31:43 PM
His momma was eaten by a red dragon?

An azer noble stole his girlfriend?

Efreeti made fun of him at school?

Enquiring minds want to know!  :icon_razz:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 07, 2007, 05:45:41 PM
I needed that laugh Fabian. I just got back from the doctor and found out I have the chickenpocks for the second time!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on June 07, 2007, 05:52:01 PM
I'm glad it made you laugh! Chickenpox again! Wow, I thought once you'd had it you were immune.  :icon_sad: Hope you feel better soon.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 07, 2007, 06:05:45 PM
I thought the same thing. My mother has shingles and the Dr told me that anyone who has had chickenpocks already would be fine. It turns out I wasn't. she told me today that it is rare but if you didnt develope enough antibodies for it when you had it the first tiem you can catch it again. Lucky me!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 07, 2007, 06:31:09 PM
Now that is freaky. Good luck mate. Sorry for the lack of updates today but I've been really uninspired all day (don't know why :().
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on June 07, 2007, 08:08:51 PM
Well, I'm pretty sure Ivor's cut out for artillery support, though he has a few tricks up his sleeve that could come in handy for other party members- spider climb immediately springs to mind. Of course, being a single-classed wizard, that's doubtless unsurprising!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Agentmolar on June 07, 2007, 08:36:59 PM
I havent been reading your thread before , but the roleplaying is fantastic guys.. it really reads like a story. Nice work.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 07, 2007, 08:54:58 PM
I havent been reading your thread before , but the roleplaying is fantastic guys.. it really reads like a story. Nice work.


Yeah, unfortunately my last two posts in the thread feel wrong (they should've been "more"). I've just had a really uninspiring day and haven't been in the mood for updates (but really needed to due to the prospect of transporting an unstable fire hazard onboard ship quite probably upsetting the sailors).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 07, 2007, 09:12:33 PM
C_H, I'm fine now.

Sorry to hear about your chickenpox! Does that mean you're quarantined from your kids? How does it affect your work? Hope you get better soon!

Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 07, 2007, 09:13:36 PM
Custom_Hobby, I'm not getting notifications. It just happened today.

Have you gotten any since? Click on the tab that says notify in any thread that you are having this problem in. If this doesn't fix it PM me the name of the threads and we will look into it.

(but really needed to due to the prospect of transporting an unstable fire hazard onboard ship quite probably upsetting the sailors).

He is potentially the most dangerous on the ship for a few reasons... :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 07, 2007, 09:15:28 PM
C_H, I'm fine now.

Sorry to hear about your chickenpox! Does that mean you're quarantined from your kids? How does it affect your work? Hope you get better soon!

I'm glad it is fixed. I am not able to do too much beside try not to scratch right now. It is much worse as an adult! I do need to try and stay away from my children as much as possible since they have never had it (and I dont want them to miss any school). I have not been able to do much working, but have been able to catch up on online stuff.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 09, 2007, 01:59:41 PM
Okay guys, I'm goint to try and get an update in this weekend. There's a reason for the delay: each member of the crew has a statblock and personality notes (and some don't like each other very much) so I need to take a long look at it before deciding who's doing what. I know the resting sailors are going to start gambling sometime after lunch (they've got a board game that they may be willing to let passengers participate in too).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on June 09, 2007, 02:07:39 PM
If it's Monopoly or Diplomacy then we could be there forever!

If it is Monopoly, Alarian will try to buy the properties on the side of the board that lead out of jail, as well as the stations and utilities.

If it's Diplomacy, we have enough party members to include Italy!  :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 09, 2007, 03:16:09 PM
It's sort of like that beans game where you pick up a handful of beans and go along dropping one into every hole.

Exept you don't (that's just the board layout).

The idea goes something like this: it's a race to get a ship full of goods safely to the safe harbour at the other end of the sea (track). There are hazards (storms, landslides, whirlpools and stuff) to bypass and also you can attack each other's ships (sending them back to the beginning to gather new cargo). Every player has four ships and has to get one safely to the end, or something.

It's a lot simpler than it sounds (but hard to explain).

I'll be posting the board & a rough version of the rules if anyone gets interested.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on June 09, 2007, 03:24:54 PM
Ah it is Monopoly! I knew it!  :icon_suspicious:

Alarian won't take part as it's gambling; he doesn't enjoy it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 09, 2007, 03:27:46 PM
Ah it is Monopoly! I knew it!  :icon_suspicious:

Alarian won't take part as it's gambling; he doesn't enjoy it.

I think it looks more like Backgammon (but nobody's ever bothered to try and explain the stupid rules of Backgammon to me ever so I'm only going by the board layout and the fact that you roll two dice but only use one of them, or something daft like that).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 09, 2007, 03:30:26 PM
Aurum won't either all he does is think someone is cheating him and starts fighting.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on June 10, 2007, 01:09:52 PM
Aurum and Rogan probably wouldn't realise it was happening either, being below-decks to share stories.  Just thought I'd add a family touch in there - I don't usually see characters with any ties in other games.  :icon_razz:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 10, 2007, 01:15:34 PM
Aurum and Rogan probably wouldn't realise it was happening either, being below-decks to share stories.  Just thought I'd add a family touch in there - I don't usually see characters with any ties in other games.  :icon_razz:

See my edit in the main thread. The quarterdeck is not below decks (but it is interior and therefore separate).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 10, 2007, 01:22:34 PM
Just thought I'd add a family touch in there - I don't usually see characters with any ties in other games.  :icon_razz:

Nice touch, I am about to reply to that now. I like the feel of the brothers catching up.

See my edit in the main thread. The quarterdeck is not below decks (but it is interior and therefore separate).

Ok then we are off in some corner away from the others where we can talk privately.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 11, 2007, 07:58:53 PM
I went ahead and posted 'in game' that when it comes to situations that are not related to combat I would actually defer to Rogon. I figured that is his older brother and lets face it folks he is the smarter and wiser of the two. I did this more for Blagin and keeping the game rolling, if at any point I am the only one that the group is waiting on it is fine to assume Aurum is following the lead of his older brother. When it comes to combat aurum will obviously be close to his brother and watch his back while trying to Kill whatever is stupid enough to attack the party.

I figured it would be good for me to point out a little of how I am planning to play him to the group so that we can all work together better.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 12, 2007, 10:26:37 AM
I've posted a copy of the board for High Seas in the handouts thread. Dunno how in depth we'll go with it but I'll post an update sometime today regarding how the sailors are playing it (and by that I don't neccessarily mean the rules, just how agitated they're getting or something like that :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 12, 2007, 12:44:56 PM
Small ship and a lot of people can equal issues some of the time
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 13, 2007, 08:24:11 AM
Hey guys there seems to be a bit of a lull in the game. I am looking forward to really getting into this one so lets get back into posting and hassling Balgin to keep up with us.  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on June 14, 2007, 09:23:08 AM
Well, Ivor, being the introvert he is, is currently holed up in the cabin out of the way, trying not to think about the sea. He'd probably appreciate it, though, if someone reminded him it was time to eat ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 14, 2007, 09:24:14 AM
Ivor, it's time to eat! :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on June 14, 2007, 07:58:26 PM
Greetings all from California! I can't get huge amounts of time online at the moment hence why Alarian is maintaining an introspective silence (that, and it's in character).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 14, 2007, 08:04:22 PM
Hope your having a good time Chris.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 14, 2007, 08:32:07 PM
Greetings all from California! I can't get huge amounts of time online at the moment hence why Alarian is maintaining an introspective silence (that, and it's in character).

Due to the lack of anything to do I've skipepd ahead to day 3 of the voyuage (weather got worse on day 2, turned into a storm early the following morning).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 14, 2007, 08:42:52 PM
Good move. Let the fun begin!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 15, 2007, 05:43:49 AM
No problem for me skipping a couple of days, when we're just travelling and not doing anything hugely important :)  Good move, Balgin!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 16, 2007, 11:35:31 AM
Not being sarcastic here, but am really asking: Do swim checks really matter when Aurum can breathe water?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 16, 2007, 12:39:30 PM
Not being sarcastic here, but am really asking: Do swim checks really matter when Aurum can breathe water?

Yes they do.

Every five rounds there was an 80% chance of Galmid drifting a further 5 yards away from the ship. Aurum swing at ten foot a round. I rolled a 92 so he stayed where he was. After a certain distance he's considered unsavable.

So yes, the swim checks did matter in case you didn't reach him in time ('cause you might be able to breath underwater but he can't :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 16, 2007, 02:18:05 PM
That works for me. I guess no one else had been on so we are in the water until someone tosses a rope our way.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 16, 2007, 10:54:04 PM
I'll be away from home with no internet access for most of tomorrow (11am-10.30/11pm gmt). Just letting you all know.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 17, 2007, 01:32:04 AM
I've been without internet access since Saturday arvo my time (morning in the UK?) This is being typed at an netcafe. I'll contact my provider tomorrow and see if I can reconnect. Hopefully it will be fairly quick. If not, I'll go to a local netcafe and let you know.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 17, 2007, 01:39:10 AM
Thanks for posting the heads up guys.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 17, 2007, 03:45:11 PM
I have returned. I'll see about posting an update before morning guys :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 17, 2007, 04:54:08 PM
Sounds good to me :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 17, 2007, 10:44:47 PM
I'm ba-ack! :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 18, 2007, 11:10:32 PM
Ka-Kump! Hey Balgin whats going on with the game?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 19, 2007, 09:28:28 AM
Hello... ello... 'lo...
Anybody home?... body home... 'dy home... 'ome...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 19, 2007, 09:31:09 AM
We all get RL'd out sometimes, and I think he's still within the three day rule.

Maybe he's helping pump the water out of the lungs of the poor sailor :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on June 19, 2007, 09:44:07 AM
Sorry guys- at home for a couple of weeks holiday, so not permanently glued to my laptop as i tend to be in Ed. I'll only get on a couple of hours in the afternoon, if that, so either assume that Ivor is sitting in a corner reading etc or doing what Raul tells him to.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 19, 2007, 09:48:18 AM
"Ivor! Sit in that corner and read!"  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 19, 2007, 10:13:27 AM
We all get RL'd out sometimes

No kidding. I've been knackered since around sunday :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 19, 2007, 10:19:19 AM
We all get RL'd out sometimes

No kidding. I've been knackered since around sunday :p.

Who said that?  :icon_scratch:  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on June 19, 2007, 01:09:45 PM
Join the club: I've had an eye infection on and off over the last month that's been waking me up up to three times a night.  Now that combined with exams wasn't fun...  :icon_sad:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 19, 2007, 01:13:13 PM
Ouch, I hope it is getting better
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 19, 2007, 07:48:38 PM
Hope it's better soon!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on June 20, 2007, 10:12:59 AM
Cheers guys.   ;D
The motto seems to be 'infuriatingly slowly but surely' - it's a persistent bugger.

Me -> :blindfold:  :sad1:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 20, 2007, 10:35:17 AM
Well don't worry mate. When you get better we'll be here waiting for you :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 20, 2007, 10:42:09 AM
Any word on what the amulet is?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 20, 2007, 12:29:12 PM
Any word on what the amulet is?

Not yet :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 20, 2007, 12:49:45 PM
So whats next?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 21, 2007, 10:02:21 PM
Mr Teufel can I trouble you for a Detect Magic on my gift from the soggy sailor?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 21, 2007, 10:15:10 PM
Yep. Ask in character, and I'll give it a burl.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 21, 2007, 10:19:04 PM
I made a stab at it already in game to the entire group. I will have to wait until we have some time later in game.

Balgin even forgot me again when he made the post about the first group getting to the beach. I am sure he will catch me up tomorrow though. I am hoping for some diving opportunities in the game.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 21, 2007, 11:25:27 PM
Well, I've put my attempt into the IC thread. We'll see how it goes.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 21, 2007, 11:53:21 PM
I appreciate the help
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 22, 2007, 09:47:55 AM
I made a stab at it already in game to the entire group. I will have to wait until we have some time later in game.

Balgin even forgot me again when he made the post about the first group getting to the beach. I am sure he will catch me up tomorrow though. I am hoping for some diving opportunities in the game.

Forgot the second time round    :icon_sad:. It was definately in the to begin with.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 22, 2007, 09:53:20 AM
Balgie, maybe for long posts you should write it in Notepad or a word processor first, then cut and paste? That way you might not lose stuff so easily.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 22, 2007, 09:54:09 AM
But it shouldn't bloody go back a page unless I press the back button anyway. Why does it do it?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 22, 2007, 09:55:52 AM
Balgie, maybe for long posts you should write it in Notepad or a word processor first, then cut and paste? That way you might not lose stuff so easily.

I started doing that a while ago. It also helps with spelling :icon_wink:

But it shouldn't bloody go back a page unless I press the back button anyway. Why does it do it?

You are right it shouldn't, but I guess there is a button combination that equals the same thing. So where are we in game?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 22, 2007, 10:13:16 AM
I've sent Teuful a pm about what his spell revealed :p. I'll deal with Raoul's journey up the cliff's in a bit.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 22, 2007, 10:17:06 AM
So Mr Teufel  can I get a PM too?

Oh and Balgin is there anything from when Ivor decided to take a look at it?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 22, 2007, 10:36:20 AM
So Mr Teufel  can I get a PM too?

Oh and Balgin is there anything from when Ivor decided to take a look at it?

I'll assume he did that in the boat (whilst Kiaphas did so before you got into the boat) so I'll deal with that in a bit. His ADD goldfish attention span's probably not too suited for prolongued field study.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 22, 2007, 10:45:17 AM
Er, sorry Mike. Didn't know you wanted it kept private, so Kiaphas answered in his usual expansive manner in character - in the thread.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 22, 2007, 10:59:20 AM
I didn't care either way really. I just thought Balgin wanted it that way for the game. I actually think that makes more sense as far as roleplaying. So it's really Balgins call (his game)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 22, 2007, 11:26:36 AM
Yep. Don't woryr guys, it's all under control (sort of).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on June 22, 2007, 03:49:48 PM
Flip, you miss a day and things happen... :icon_razz:

Well, back to posting!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 22, 2007, 03:50:48 PM
It is starting to get interesting lets see what we find on the island
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 23, 2007, 04:03:41 PM
Sorry for the delay guys, I'm just waiting to hear from Raoul & Ivor so I'll know who's going where and what they're doing (my next post could be a big one that assumes a lot or it could be a series of staggered small ones based on their feedback and since sometimes not everyone can get on, I don't want to assume anything 'till I know what people are up to).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 26, 2007, 02:30:24 PM
Sorry guys, I live in Sheffield and things are a bit mental at the moment.  We've not been directly affected by the flooding (thank God!) but we've not had a phone line (or broadband) and I'm on dial-up right now.  I don't know if I'll be able to get online again later this week, so I'll try and make a post now in-character that hopefully covers everything!

Balgin, feel free to drive Raul if you need to this week.  He's just trying to spot the place at the top of the cliff where the "stash" might be.  He's not going to check it out now, just try and indentify the location.  That's he primary motivation here.

He's also noticed there was no-one from the monsatry to meet the ship and he wanted to have a look from the top of the cliff, to see if anyone was coming along.

I hope next week is a bit more normal and that they open the Motorway again ASAP!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 26, 2007, 06:59:43 PM
We seem to have hit a bit of a lull
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 26, 2007, 07:49:11 PM
Okay mate, well I'll work around it then.

Actualy I'll have to anyway because I'd forgotten Ivor's lower movement rate. If you went off doing something you could've done (not neccessarily what you're thinking) then you wouldn't get back in time to meet the others and everyone'd all be too split up for there to be much fun for anyone in particular. So I'll use the other option instead.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on June 27, 2007, 09:46:54 AM
To be honest then, it might be best just to let Raul identify the spot,  get the rest of us ashore and then move on with the plot.  Games do hit a lull when groups are split up and only one thing at a time is being dealt with.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 27, 2007, 10:30:34 AM
To be honest then, it might be best just to let Raul identify the spot


Trust me, it wouldn't :). Plus it is a walk along the cliffs (quite a walk actualy :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 27, 2007, 11:59:46 AM
I was reading the WOTc 3.5 rules FAQ pdf and it said that each point of Int should represent about 10 points of IQ
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on June 28, 2007, 01:26:23 PM
Wow, so all these character generator thingies that give you stats think I have an IQ of about 170?  I'm flattered!  I only just creep into the +2 bonus area if you round up :p

As 'The Alexandrian' says, I'm probably along the lines of
Str 10
Dex 9
Con 11
Int 13 (maybe 14)
Wis 12
Cha 8
and a 1st or (maybe) 2nd level expert  :icon_wink:

In other words, solidly average!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on June 29, 2007, 06:22:22 AM
Sorry, guys, not getting much of a chance to get at the computer at all this week- it's the last week of my holiday so I'm getting all the rellies visited and just generally vegging out before I head back on Monday. Should be more active from next week, when I'll need the distraction from my literature review!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 29, 2007, 06:45:16 AM
What's "the Alexandrian"?

(Edited. Oops, wrong thread!)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on June 29, 2007, 08:57:41 AM
http://www.thealexandrian.net/creations/misc/d&d-calibrating.html

Basically theorises that level 5 is right on the divide between real life and super-human feats ie. Einstein would be a level 5 expert, most Olympic athletes level 3-4 (record breakers level 5).

Aragorn?  Probably around level 5.  Yep folks, we're nearly legendary already  :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 29, 2007, 11:10:20 AM
Oh yeah, stuff's happening now folks. When I playtested this for balance the 4th level cleric fell off the clifftop path and took about 34 damage. That was actualy the most damage anyone took in a single encounter during the entire first half of the adventure :). I didn't playtest the second half 'cause I didn't have it then :(. But I've got it now  :evil4:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 29, 2007, 11:33:54 AM
Before I play it in game, how plausible is this: IF one of the players has a Cure potion, I want to tell Squall to carry it and fly down to the stricken woman. Hopefully she'll know what to do with it. Maybe I can attach a note. If she drinks it, it will buy us time to get to her without killing ourselves.

But it hinges on Squall being able to carry such a thing. I can use Speak With Animals to tell Squall what to do.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 29, 2007, 11:42:56 AM
Well I'd say the eagle can carry a potion but she's pretty far gone and might not be able to take it. I doubt he could administer it. Don't you just wish he was a familiar who could deliver touch spells instead of an animal companion who can't? So it'd be a good thing to do but it might be good to go down the path as well incase it doesn't work.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 29, 2007, 12:53:39 PM
Dwarves are slower and I don't have a good dex so that rules me out

Wow, so all these character generator thingies that give you stats think I have an IQ of about 170?  I'm flattered!  I only just creep into the +2 bonus area if you round up :p

Yep and Aurum has an an IQ of about 80 so he isn't bring but he doesn't need to be spoon fed either.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 30, 2007, 11:57:44 PM
Does anyone know what this is?

Quote
Potion MW

Also, because at least one person's having problems posting at the moment, and some people don't post much at the weekends, I'm extending the three day rule to pretend the weekend doesn't exist this time (so teusday).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 01, 2007, 12:23:14 AM
Ah, but if I had a familiar, I wouldn't be able to cast a Cure spell. Unless I was some weird combo like cleric/wizard.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 01, 2007, 02:28:38 AM
Best class combination for half elves in 1st/2nd ed :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 01, 2007, 02:57:39 AM
But utterly nerfed for 3.x - unless you're heading for the Mystic Theurge prestige class, so I've been told. Even then, the journey's a tough one.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 01, 2007, 04:22:57 AM
No comments on Aurums crazy idea?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 01, 2007, 04:30:45 AM
Well, Kiaphas knows the dwarf can do weird things, and looks pretty tough. If Aurum goes to jump, Kiaphas might say "You sure about this?" but he's not as confident about intervening on land as he is on the ocean, so he'll not stop him physically.

ETA: we don't know if we've got a potion yet, so it's moot until that happens. (Geez, don't tell me no-one bought cure potions!?)  :o
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 01, 2007, 04:41:56 AM
I was wondering if anyone bought them. THe weay I look at it he should be tough enough to take the damage from the jump and that will save the time needed to get to her. That and there are clerics in the group if he gets too banged up from the jump.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 01, 2007, 04:49:28 AM

It might be cure moderate wounds. I do know some guys were having issues, I hope everyone is ok.The game is getting interesting, I am itching to see what happens from here.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 01, 2007, 06:34:29 AM
You could always use your feather fall token.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 01, 2007, 06:36:39 AM
Mine is the swan ship
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 01, 2007, 06:49:12 AM
Oh. I'm misunderstanding something here. Your equipment list:

Quote
Dagger   2gp
Gauntlets, Spiked   5gp
Mace, Heavy   12gp
*+1 weapon   2000gp
Crossbow, Heavy   50gp
Bolts (20)   2gp
Breastplate   200gp
*Signature Crest   (Balgin you said this was free)
*Netcutter Spikes   200gp
Dueling Cloak   15gp
Darkwood Heavy Shield   257gp
*Shield Sheath   25gp
Standard Adventuerers Kit   15gp
Quall's Feather Token   450gp?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 01, 2007, 09:21:25 AM
It might be cure moderate wounds. I do know some guys were having issues, I hope everyone is ok.The game is getting interesting, I am itching to see what happens from here.

It could also be cure minor :p.

Anyway ... (I never stickied this thread for a reason), I'm going to be kind and assume that one of the four potions is not in a glass bottle (jumping down that far with a glass bottle would generaly involve the glass breaking and the contents being wasted).


That was supposed to be a quote, damned edit buttons being where the quote button normaly is :(.


Edit: I fixed all of it :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 01, 2007, 10:39:06 AM
It could also be cure minor :p.

That version is called "cure light wounds" so I am hoping his is moderate.

Anyway ... (I never stickied this thread for a reason), I'm going to be kind and assume that one of the four potions is not in a glass bottle (jumping down that far with a glass bottle would generaly involve the glass breaking and the contents being wasted).

We can always have the bird bring it to me after the jump.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 01, 2007, 10:41:10 AM
Oh. I'm misunderstanding something here. Your equipment list:

Quote
Quall's Feather Token   450gp?

The token comes in different versions. The one I have is the swan ship.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 01, 2007, 11:06:29 AM
It could also be cure minor :p.

That version is called "cure light wounds" so I am hoping his is moderate.

Minor
Light
Moderate
Serious

Does it go up to grievous a while after that? Cure minor wound(s) is the 1 hp one (usualy used to stabilise a downed colleague or to finish off a healing session).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 01, 2007, 11:15:59 AM
I am still hoping for moderate. I was thinking it would be best if Aurum went in case it is a trap.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 01, 2007, 11:40:52 AM
And if you guys think this encounter's good just wait 'till later :). Sometime in the future I'll make a post, referring to older posts of mine and go "so now you see why..... is on my wishlists or mentioned in older posts". I just don't want to give away any more spoilers 'though.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 01, 2007, 01:02:45 PM
Stop teasing
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 01, 2007, 07:55:51 PM
I see my confusion: Feather =/= Featherfall.
Giving Squall the potion to carry while you do your suicidal brave act could work. Let's see what the others say.

Who's potion is it?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 01, 2007, 08:05:26 PM
I have no clue. We seem to be the only ones online during the weekend, and we have until tuesday according to Balgin.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 02, 2007, 01:01:49 AM
Alarian has one healing potion (and I know what it is) whereas Rogan has three potions that might be healing potions (I don't know what they are).

I think it'd be nice to wait 'till a few more people post before moving things along, just so they know what's going on.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 02, 2007, 02:32:28 AM
Sounds good, they may come up with a better idea.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 02, 2007, 03:07:57 AM
Well walking down the path is safer (no dice rolls) but it takes a lot more time which means you get less time to save her life.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 02, 2007, 03:26:46 AM
Hi guys,

Unfortunately I can't remember what they are...
From the price I'd narrow it down to either Potion of Cure Light Wounds or Oil of Magic Weapon, but since Magic Weapon is on my spell list and not exactly a common thing for me to use, I think it was the healing potion and I just confused light and minor wounds.  D8+1 stabilising hitpoints, coming her way!

Also Balgin, how'd they take 34?  I thought falling damage was 1d6/10ft, which would give a maximum of 30 even if they fell at the first check.  :icon_scratch:

NB: I think the next step up is Cure Critical Wounds (in NWN anyway - according to the SRD, CCW is of too high a level to make into a potion, but that didn't stop the game designers...) but it's not in the SRD at all.  How about extrapolating the other Cure spells to make the following:


Cure Critical Wounds
Conjuration (Healing)
Level: Brd 4, Clr 4, Drd 5, Healing 4, Pal 5, Rgr 5
Components: V, S
 
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: Creature touched
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will half (harmless); see text
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless); see text
When laying your hand upon a living creature, you channel positive energy that cures 4d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +20).

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell deals damage to them instead of curing their wounds. An undead creature can apply spell resistance, and can attempt a Will save to take half damage.



Cure Critical Wounds, Mass
Conjuration (Healing)
Level: Clr 8, Drd 9
Components: V, S
 
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: One creature/level, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will half (harmless) or Will half; see text
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless) or Yes; see text
You channel positive energy to cure 4d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +40) in each selected creature.

Like other cure spells, mass cure light wounds deals damage to undead in its area rather than curing them. Each affected undead may attempt a Will save for half damage.

 
That would seem to follow the pattern already laid down in the Light -> Moderate -> Serious progression.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 02, 2007, 04:09:33 AM
Also Balgin, how'd they take 34?  I thought falling damage was 1d6/10ft, which would give a maximum of 30 even if they fell at the first check.  :icon_scratch:

6d6 for a 60' drop. Really unlucky dice and the party cleric took 34 damage from the drop.

Incidentaly, I've managed to roll falling damage for Aurum and it's a respectable ammount (enough for him to be stunned for a round before being able to stand up and move about again). I'm going to write it down somewhere in case I don't have time to make a post about it before heading out for tonight's gaming session.

Anyway, could you tell us what those potions are please?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 02, 2007, 11:32:44 AM
Hi guys.  Just a quick post to let you know that I'm back (finally!) and that everything is kinda back to normal (apart from the new lot of heavy rain!). :drool: (Thanks for providing the right smiley, Mike! :) )

I'll get onto the play threads in a minute and try and catch up ...  hope everyone else survived what the local news is calling The Great Flood  :icon_ermm:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 02, 2007, 12:22:08 PM
Glad to see you back. I think we have enough smiley's to cover everything.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 02, 2007, 07:13:17 PM
Glad to have you back, keeper. Gurthor sends His apologies for His incontinence.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 03, 2007, 01:18:08 AM
Okay, there's been no lightbulb in the computer room since about saturday (or maybe even friday) so I've not been using my computer at night much at the moment.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 03, 2007, 01:37:28 AM
It can be a killer without enough light. That is part of why I made the forum dark.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 03, 2007, 01:41:35 AM
Mike, your sig image is making me seasick! :icon_sick:

 :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 03, 2007, 01:42:58 AM
Mike, your sig image is making me seasick! :icon_sick:

 :icon_wink:

I've never seen it myself. All I ever get is this big red X on a little white square.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 03, 2007, 02:03:40 AM
I just added it today. I figured it fit in with the Aurum being a dragon shaman. Balgin it is some moving dragons.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 03, 2007, 02:31:01 AM
I just added it today. I figured it fit in with the Aurum being a dragon shaman. Balgin it is some moving dragons.

Oh the signiature. Yeah, I can see that (never seen your board portrait 'though :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 03, 2007, 02:44:18 AM
Really? This is it
(http://www.geocities.com/~kitiaria/LancePics/Sturm.jpg)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 03, 2007, 02:45:46 AM
Ah, one of the best Laurana pictures ever (not as good as the Dragonlance Calendar 1988 february/march/april picture 'though - that's the one with her, Tass & Flint reading the randsom note, remove the necklace, seriously shorten her giraffe neck, and it's a really nice picture).

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/Balgin/Doodles/blondie.jpg)

Of course, she'd be even better with a fringe but that's another story :p. I've removed the necklace but I'm not even going to bother trying to change that neck because it'd break all the other proportions (the necklace hides the giraffe neck but removing it really makes you notice). Chin's a bit massively pointy too :(.

Yeah, that's a small quick paint job, the full version's better (nervously holding the ribbon in her hands).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 03, 2007, 11:36:21 AM
You are right about the pic Balgin.

At least Aurums jump got him there first. He is quick to react and the fastest way down was the one he took. He has a lot of confidence in how strong he is and knew he would be ok. We already established he is a heroic little bugger.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 03, 2007, 11:55:53 AM
Okay, could someone please get Rod to tell us what those bloody potions are?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 03, 2007, 12:02:52 PM
Did you see this post?

Hi guys,

Unfortunately I can't remember what they are...
From the price I'd narrow it down to either Potion of Cure Light Wounds or Oil of Magic Weapon, but since Magic Weapon is on my spell list and not exactly a common thing for me to use, I think it was the healing potion and I just confused light and minor wounds.  D8+1 stabilising hitpoints, coming her way!

Also Balgin, how'd they take 34?  I thought falling damage was 1d6/10ft, which would give a maximum of 30 even if they fell at the first check.  :icon_scratch:

NB: I think the next step up is Cure Critical Wounds (in NWN anyway - according to the SRD, CCW is of too high a level to make into a potion, but that didn't stop the game designers...) but it's not in the SRD at all.  How about extrapolating the other Cure spells to make the following:


Cure Critical Wounds
Conjuration (Healing)
Level: Brd 4, Clr 4, Drd 5, Healing 4, Pal 5, Rgr 5
Components: V, S
 
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: Creature touched
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will half (harmless); see text
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless); see text
When laying your hand upon a living creature, you channel positive energy that cures 4d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +20).

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell deals damage to them instead of curing their wounds. An undead creature can apply spell resistance, and can attempt a Will save to take half damage.



Cure Critical Wounds, Mass
Conjuration (Healing)
Level: Clr 8, Drd 9
Components: V, S
 
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: One creature/level, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will half (harmless) or Will half; see text
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless) or Yes; see text
You channel positive energy to cure 4d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +40) in each selected creature.

Like other cure spells, mass cure light wounds deals damage to undead in its area rather than curing them. Each affected undead may attempt a Will save for half damage.

 
That would seem to follow the pattern already laid down in the Light -> Moderate -> Serious progression.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 03, 2007, 12:43:22 PM
Sorry yeah, that kind of got lost with the whole Cure Critical Wounds suggestion.

They're potions of Cure Light Wounds, which means they restore 1d8+1 damage (+1 since caster level one is the lowest at which you can cast CLW).  As I understand it, recovering hit points automatically stabilises you, so she should be on the road to recovery as soon as Aurum gets it down her.  She wouldn't become conscious until back into positive HP however, which is why Rogan's heading down too  :icon_mrgreen: 
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 03, 2007, 12:49:09 PM
(+1 since caster level one is the lowest at which you can cast CLW).

Yep but you need to be level 3 to make potions in the first place so it's at least +3 (and I'll set them at +3 for now). Admitedly a 3rd level guy can sort of make them with a lower caster level (costs less xp) so how about we set all three of them to be cast as 2nd level, right?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 03, 2007, 06:38:13 PM
Only Kiaphas has ranks in balance?!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 04, 2007, 01:34:49 AM
At least someone does :shrug: So who is at the woman by now?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on July 04, 2007, 03:33:50 AM
Balance is for hippies- knowledge skills ftw!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 04, 2007, 04:27:19 AM
At least someone does :shrug: So who is at the woman by now?

Aurum, Raoul, the eagle and possibly Alarian (although Kiaphas should be there very soon).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 04, 2007, 04:57:34 AM
Don't suppose instead of using the second potion you could just wait for me or Kiaphas could you?  They aren't particularly cheap, and making them costs me xp.  I'll do it, but it would be nice for that to be kept to a minimum.   :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 04, 2007, 05:13:59 AM
You should call that out in character (if it's in your character's nature to do so).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 04, 2007, 02:23:50 PM
It's the kind of thing he'd think, but unless it's something extremely wasteful it's not really the kind of thing he'd do.  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on July 05, 2007, 11:15:09 AM
Um, I know this may come across as impatience, but seeing how Fabian is having trouble getting online with any great regularity, would it be possible for you to continue on in-game? Just fudge things a little, assume he's trying to get down the cliff quickly but carefully, and let us carry on with the story?

See, I'm interested to find out if this creature is actually friendly at all, or if we've just wasted some of Rod's XP for nothing ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 05, 2007, 12:24:54 PM
I'd hope she is, considering we just saved her life.  Then again, if Kiaphas is right our ship's crew may have been the ones to put her in that situation originally  :icon_whistling:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 05, 2007, 12:45:53 PM
Um, I know this may come across as impatience, but seeing how Fabian is having trouble getting online with any great regularity, would it be possible for you to continue on in-game?

I was going to check the calendar and then invoke the three day rule tonight after The Bill finishes (9pm GMT). So that's in just over two hours from now. I know technicaly he's got another day or two but it seems pretty tense and people do seem eager to continue.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 05, 2007, 02:35:49 PM
Yeah lets make it a two day rule (up to Balgin).

I am not sure how much access he will have to the net while here in the US.

See, I'm interested to find out if this creature is actually friendly at all, or if we've just wasted some of Rod's XP for nothing ;)

Yeah lets make it a two day rule (up to Balgin).

I am not sure how much access he will have to the net while here in the US.

:bludrgn2:  Don't worry guys if she attacks us I can roast her.  :Flamer:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on July 05, 2007, 03:10:13 PM
Well what do you know- say his name three times when turning in anticlockwise circles in front of a mirror and he appears :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 05, 2007, 03:39:37 PM
Yeah lets make it a two day rule (up to Balgin).

If I had done it this time it would probably have been a one off.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 05, 2007, 06:41:26 PM
Too bad Fabian didn't bring his RPG stuff to the US with him :icon_suspicious: :dragon:

We have a good group in the first two games. I look forward to the next one on the forum.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on July 05, 2007, 11:20:27 PM
I have the adventure here in the US for 'Playthings' and the stuff on a USB drive but I'm so busy in my job and the access to the net is so unpredictable and short that I haven't been able to continue just yet.

'Heal, heal, heal the stranded woman' as Elan might sing in OOTS.

@Mike - I'll let you know about meeting up; I'll be flying out to Oklahoma from NY after camp ends so I might have an evening and morning we could meet up in.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 06, 2007, 08:45:54 AM
This is when I realise that if I was my wizard with a ridiculous number of languages known I'd probably be able to tell her she's not under threat.  Ah well....
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 06, 2007, 09:53:21 PM
Could Kiaphas' Druidic language be something useful for this scene (maybe Aquan or Sylvan?) Fair enough if not.

Edit: Removed double post :icon_wink:

An Anouncement, I'm afraid.

I'll be visiting my sister until Friday night Aussie time. I don't think I'll be able to post too often in that period. She's got dial-up, but tends to use it a lot herself. I'll try and keep in touch.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 06, 2007, 10:36:22 PM
I have the adventure here in the US for 'Playthings' and the stuff on a USB drive but I'm so busy in my job and the access to the net is so unpredictable and short that I haven't been able to continue just yet.

WooHoo! Now that is some good news. How is camp going? I hope you are having a good time. :bludrgn2:

@Mike - I'll let you know about meeting up; I'll be flying out to Oklahoma from NY after camp ends so I might have an evening and morning we could meet up in.

When is camp over? Just let me know and I will make sure I am free so we can meet up.
By the way Chris did you read the PM I sent you? Let me know if you are interested in it.  :bludrgn2:

This is when I realise that if I was my wizard with a ridiculous number of languages known I'd probably be able to tell her she's not under threat.  Ah well....

I think we have enough languages in the group. What I am hoping is that someone in the group has a high Charisma and gets some good roles to calm her down. :bludrgn2:

Could Kiaphas' Druidic language be something useful for this scene (maybe Aquan or Sylvan?) Fair enough if not.

Good idea, that might be worth a try. Aurum can speak draconic and dwarven but i doubt either of those will do us any good.
(unless she is a dragon that likes to swim and change her shape). :bludrgn2:

An Anouncement, I'm afraid.

I'll be visiting my sister until Friday night Aussie time. I don't think I'll be able to post too often in that period. She's got dial-up, but tends to use it a lot herself. I'll try and keep in touch.

Thanks for the heads up. I am sure Balgin can handle it :icon_wink: Have fun during your visit.  :occasion14: :bludrgn2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 07, 2007, 11:41:29 PM
I switched Aurums dragon aura to Senses so that everyone in the group within it will get a +1 to all listen and spot checks.

 :Walkdrag:

Blagin host your pictures through Cheddarmongers.org There are a ton of features and you don't have to worry about all the silly stuff photobucket (or any other site like it) does. 
:bludrgn2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 09, 2007, 02:59:51 AM
keeper - I'll admit I missed that riddle!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 09, 2007, 04:30:17 AM
Its like cryptic clues in the Times crossword.  You don't start at the beginning:

    I drink but do not eat,

tells me that it involves a fluid, but not a solid

    Sleeping by day, rising by night

says it is something that happens at night

    Of man-made work am I,

says it is something made (obviously), and we're running out of things it can be now

    A home to the son of the sun,

and this line clearly indicates light or heat.

After that I think its pretty obvious to anyone, isn't it?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 09, 2007, 05:00:43 AM
Its like cryptic clues in the Times crossword.

I hate cryptic crossword clues. They're just smug for smug people who like to feel superior and go "well of course you take the first letter of that word" why?!" Why you twit*?! Why should we be forced to take the first letter of that word? You're speaking as if there's this whiole set of rules you need to know to understand these so called cryptic clues which means you're a nasty smug git who never shares these rules with others but sniggers about how superior you are with your secret knowledge. Just piss off and stop being stupid and exclusive you sod!

So yes, I hate that whole smug selfish supriority complex thing.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 09, 2007, 05:10:13 AM
I only feel smug because the answer seemed pretty easy. Sorry if I've upset you Balgin :(

And I explained my reasoning (above), so I don't think I'm being exclusive at all.  I will admit that I can be a bit of a sod, though :)

Oh, and you forgot to rant  :tantrum: ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 09, 2007, 05:13:02 AM
No, I mean those really smug buzzard*s who automaticaly know what "Rich King Eats Anthill" means or something liek that because they "know the private club rules" or somesuch bollocks.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 09, 2007, 06:16:57 AM
Okay guys, I'm going to have a bath now and then I'll be getting a 1000 point Khadoran army ready for this  evening's slaughterfest. Basicaly I'll be gone 'till around midnight although I might find time to post something before I leave. I'm just letting you guys know so don't go presuming stuff while I'm gone or I'll have to edit your posts but have fun okay :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 09, 2007, 10:51:01 AM
Lets remember this is a family friendly forum!

Thanks for the riddle Keeper I thought that was what it was, but wasn't a 100% sure. that combined with the fact that Aurum (8 Int) never would have figured it out anyway made me just stay quiet.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 09, 2007, 10:56:24 AM
Raul is not higely intelligent, either, but I always thought that riddles were something put up for players to solve.  It never helps if your character has got INT18, but you can't solve the riddle, anyway :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 09, 2007, 02:58:53 PM
That is a good point, next time I will post my thoughts here in the OOC thread and we can just have one of the 'smarter' PC's say it in game.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 09, 2007, 06:02:44 PM
Raul is not higely intelligent, either, but I always thought that riddles were something put up for players to solve.  It never helps if your character has got INT18, but you can't solve the riddle, anyway :)

Well in it's original form the riddle is not a puzzle at all (that is a meaning imposed upon it by later scholars). The riddle is the art of describing a thing in intimate detail, in such a way that anyone can tell what it is, without actualy saying it. So the best riddles are obvious but long because there's los of ways to describe it. If a riddle is short then it's a bad riddle because the person who constructed it wasn't imaginative enough to make it longer :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 09, 2007, 06:21:56 PM
Nice bit of info there.

I was going to ask you about the map you posted in the game thread. Can we really see into the building next door? Just wanted to point that out.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 09, 2007, 06:54:46 PM
Nope but I couldn't be bothered to scribble over it in Paint earlier. It'll be dark in the next update or so (unless you go there next).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 09, 2007, 07:23:04 PM
I figured that. I just thought you might have forgotten it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 09, 2007, 07:42:49 PM
I figured that. I just thought you might have forgotten it.

Nope, I just didn't have enough time to do it properly.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 09, 2007, 07:49:35 PM
you are up late :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 10, 2007, 04:15:45 AM
Raul is not higely intelligent, either, but I always thought that riddles were something put up for players to solve.  It never helps if your character has got INT18, but you can't solve the riddle, anyway :)

Well in it's original form the riddle is not a puzzle at all (that is a meaning imposed upon it by later scholars). The riddle is the art of describing a thing in intimate detail, in such a way that anyone can tell what it is, without actualy saying it. So the best riddles are obvious but long because there's los of ways to describe it. If a riddle is short then it's a bad riddle because the person who constructed it wasn't imaginative enough to make it longer :).

That is interesting.  I did not know that, before.  I shall use this nuggest of information at some time in the future to make my work colleages think I'm smarter than I really am!  Thanks Balgin :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 10, 2007, 10:52:56 AM
That is interesting.  I did not know that, before.  I shall use this nuggest of information at some time in the future to make my work colleages think I'm smarter than I really am!  Thanks Balgin :)

I like the way you think :bludrgn2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 11, 2007, 08:38:33 AM
Well it's quiet today. I really am waiting for more people to get a look in since about half the group haven't posted since my last update.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 11, 2007, 08:42:24 AM
Sorry, I was hanging back a little so as not to rush the group forward without everyone around.  I've just posted a new action :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 11, 2007, 01:38:50 PM
Don't worry guys, I'm waiting a bit before the next update but it should be fun.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 12, 2007, 08:01:45 AM
Alex, if you want to lead, Raul will do as you say.  I'll be offline for 24hrs or so, now.  Sorry about that.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on July 12, 2007, 08:30:11 AM
No worries, mate- sure we'll see what happens when we round the next corner!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 12, 2007, 08:32:29 AM
No worries, mate- sure we'll see what happens when we round the next corner!
Are you planning on walking back out the north entrance and then around the corner or just heading out of one of the eastern entrances into the cloister?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on July 12, 2007, 08:40:29 AM
Well, assume Ivor and Raul chatted at the well as he was assessing how deep it was, then out the most convenient exit from there.  They'll take a look up and down the cloister just to check, then continue exploring the rest of the ground floor.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 12, 2007, 08:42:24 AM
Did anyone check the first corpse for clues or anything that might help us?

Do you guys want to wait for the rest of the group or are you heading out alone?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 12, 2007, 09:41:42 AM
Did anyone check the first corpse for clues or anything that might help us?

Do you guys want to wait for the rest of the group or are you heading out alone?

You don't have to but I think it'd be nice to wait a bit (out of character) to see if the others pop their heads up.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 13, 2007, 03:59:50 AM
Did anyone check the first corpse for clues or anything that might help us?

Do you guys want to wait for the rest of the group or are you heading out alone?

No problem.  We can wait a bit :)  I'm likely to be offline all weekend anyway.

I can only blame Raul and Ivor's past history of working together alone for forgetting about the rest of the group at times! ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on July 13, 2007, 05:50:09 AM
Well, we're only down the corridor at the moment, just checking there's nothing lurking round corners. I'd imagine we'd let you know at least before going more than a round or two's run from your location :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 13, 2007, 09:06:28 AM
I think we need ROd and Mr Teufel to post before Balgin goes on.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 13, 2007, 09:43:41 AM
I think we need ROd and Mr Teufel to post before Balgin goes on.

Well at least one of them (I still need Rod to decide if he wants to change a feat for morningstar proficiency or change the nature of his weapon). Fabian's away, Teuful's away at his sister's 'till sunday and Rod's around somewhere. I don't want to move things on a lot because I don't want them all to feel like they've missed too much when they return but I can slip in a few more updates if you like. They won't be anything major 'though (apart from one major thing which would generaly need to go in the next update).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 13, 2007, 09:54:46 AM
Updates are always good. Hell even just a ton of detail on what we have already seen is good. Teuful did say he was going to be away and Fabian gets on when he can so I guess you can assume from time to time.

The game is very interesting right now. I just want to know what is behind the next corner all the time.  :clap2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on July 13, 2007, 10:10:51 AM
Um, remind me to read all the posts before replying in future.

Anyway, I'll try to stop Ivor from wandering too far before we hear from the others. I'm starting to wonder what's behind the locked door- maybe we can try to get in there next?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 13, 2007, 10:16:47 AM
I think we can. There seems to be another entrance to that room at the end of the hall. Unless that blacked out 'L' shape is two rooms.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 13, 2007, 10:38:02 AM
I think we can. There seems to be another entrance to that room at the end of the hall. Unless that blacked out 'L' shape is two rooms.

Funnily enough you were just about to find out in the next map update.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 13, 2007, 01:05:20 PM
I guess we have good timing. Balgin you said the first body was already checked and I had Aurum search the second one so if either of them had the key wouldn't we already have it?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 13, 2007, 01:17:12 PM
I guess we have good timing. Balgin you said the first body was already checked and I had Aurum search the second one so if either of them had the key wouldn't we already have it?

Neither the cook, nor the novice, had any keys :p. Yes, of course I'll let you know if you find stuff.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 13, 2007, 01:23:21 PM
Lol, I thought you were saying one of the dead guys had it. Thanks for the quick updates Balgin :clap2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 13, 2007, 05:53:07 PM
I'm back! Should be able to post fairly regularly from now on.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 13, 2007, 06:08:21 PM
So just to be sure:

Raoul, Ivor and Aurum have just found that locked door (to the cellar?) and I assume are headed back in to find the Key.

Rogon, Kiaphas and Alarian are still with Naedath. Are they still in the Kitchen?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 13, 2007, 06:21:15 PM
I'm back! Should be able to post fairly regularly from now on.

Okay, well enjoy reading through what you've missed and it's good to have you back again :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 14, 2007, 08:25:54 AM
Was I correct with the post above Balgin?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 14, 2007, 08:49:13 AM
I think so.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on July 14, 2007, 12:09:32 PM
So what's the plan, then, gentlemen? Should we scout the area or try to break into the locked rooms? And should we stick together or is it okay to make like Mystery Inc and split up?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 14, 2007, 12:14:05 PM
Balgin gave a hint about a key so I figure if it is not on the first floor, then maybe it is upstairs.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 14, 2007, 12:34:56 PM
Balgin gave a hint about a key so I figure if it is not on the first floor, then maybe it is upstairs.

Erm, if you call "when there's a lock there's usualy a key for it" a hint then it's about as blatant as saying there's no smoke without fire :p. I didn't really think of it as giving a hint so much as simply mentioning an obvious fact (and I suspected Aurum would start trying to break doors down :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 14, 2007, 12:57:54 PM
Most players I have gamed with thought just break it down unless thr rogue wanted to try to pick the lock or we needed to stay quiet. you were right, in character I was thinking about having him try to break it down.

I took it as a hint since I didn't think you would point us in the wrong direction. I didn't say it was subtle at all.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 15, 2007, 12:53:38 PM
Balgin - Rogan should be proficient in the use of morning stars.  Clerics are proficient with all simple weapons and a morning star is classed as a one-handed simple weapon, at least it is according to the SRD.  If that's changed in this setting, I'll swap to a heavy mace, which costs 4 gold more, weighs 2 pounds more, and loses the piercing damage descriptor. 

(Which reminds me - doesn't the morning star make the heavy mace completely redundant?  It's more like a flail which weighs a pound less to drop the piercing bit.  In my opinion, they should roll these into one weapon mechanics wise, two at most...)

Also, sorry I'm a bit erratic at the moment.  Don't wait up for Rogan in updates - if any action is really needed, it'll probably be for something like attacking or healing.  Suffice to say he'll heal when someone's in danger, and attack when necessary, sticking to the longspear (cast Magic Weapon if appears challenging) and attacking past others unless closed with, in which case he'll drop it and fight on with morning star and buckler.  Turning attempt on undead if encountered, etc.  All common sense stuff really.

Unfortunately I'll be out for the country on holiday for the first two weeks of August, so you may well have to exercise this temporary NPC-ness.  Anyone wants a spell on his list cast, just ask and assume he does so - same list memorised at every opportunity ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 15, 2007, 03:23:18 PM
Sounds like a solid plan. By the way anyone feel like healing the cliff jumping fire spitting dwarven fish we call Aurum?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 15, 2007, 03:46:58 PM
Balgin - Rogan should be proficient in the use of morning stars.  Clerics are proficient with all simple weapons and a morning star is classed as a one-handed simple weapon, at least it is according to the SRD.  If that's changed in this setting, I'll swap to a heavy mace, which costs 4 gold more, weighs 2 pounds more, and loses the piercing damage descriptor. 

(Which reminds me - doesn't the morning star make the heavy mace completely redundant?  It's more like a flail which weighs a pound less to drop the piercing bit.  In my opinion, they should roll these into one weapon mechanics wise, two at most...)

See rule 4 :) :p. (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=601.0)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on July 15, 2007, 05:13:23 PM
Could you not just call it a spiked mace and leave as-is?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 16, 2007, 03:55:49 AM
Bugger, I remember reading that now...

6-flanged heavy mace it is!

Does it still get piercing? ;-P
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 16, 2007, 06:45:51 PM
I'm perfectly happy for you guys to destroy the building a bit but since there seems to be a monster on the prowl, you might want to keep those doors intact to protect yourselves with :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 16, 2007, 06:52:54 PM
Protect ourselves? Where is the fun in that? We will just have to kill it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 17, 2007, 03:30:19 AM
Well, apparently it can get through doors.  Shade...shade...  Turn Undead!  :icon_saber:


Bets in - is it a) a shadow, b) a wraith, c) a ghost of some kind, d) a spectre or e) something Balgin's homebrewed?

I'm hoping not d...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 17, 2007, 03:36:41 AM
I wonder if the sage is any good in a fight?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 17, 2007, 04:01:54 AM
He could be anything from a 12th level wizard to a 4th level expert for all I know.   :shrug:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 17, 2007, 04:32:17 AM
Damn. I've stopped getting notifications again.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 17, 2007, 04:48:42 AM
Protect ourselves? Where is the fun in that? We will just have to kill it.

We could always try talking to it, if it is at least as intelligent as Aurum ;)  Might be more treasure that way!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 17, 2007, 03:36:11 PM
Well, apparently it can get through doors.  Shade...shade...  Turn Undead!  :icon_saber:


Bets in - is it a) a shadow, b) a wraith, c) a ghost of some kind, d) a spectre or e) something Balgin's homebrewed?

I'm hoping not d...

It's a published adventure so it's not something I statted up myself. However it was published before the 3rd ed DMG & MM so a few of the creatures differed a little bit from the MM versions (in which case I'll simply chose which version I prefer, normaly the MM one).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 17, 2007, 04:47:57 PM
Damn. I've stopped getting notifications again.

Click where it says [ing]http://www.customhobby.com/forum/Themes/BlackRain1/images/english/notify.gif[/img] and it should acitivate/deactivate notification for a thread. You can also do it for an entire section of the forum and stay up to date if new threads are created.

There may have been some residual issues from when the site was down. If it stays that way just send me a PM.

We could always try talking to it, if it is at least as intelligent as Aurum ;)  Might be more treasure that way!

I think we have enough evidence that it isn't friendly (you know all of those little red outlines on the map) :bludrgn2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 17, 2007, 05:38:47 PM
The only bad thing about the maps is that they've got all the secret features on too. By that I mean that supposedly secret features are on the players' copies too :(. That's the floorplans, not the big map of the island. I've had to be very careful shading in the hidden areas. When it looks scribbled it's often done so to cover stuff up (and because the brush won't go any bigger in Paint and the Fill function doesn't seem to be working the way it should :().
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 17, 2007, 08:57:32 PM
I am sure you can find some help with the maps if you need it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 18, 2007, 04:39:10 AM
We could always try talking to it, if it is at least as intelligent as Aurum ;)  Might be more treasure that way!

I think we have enough evidence that it isn't friendly (you know all of those little red outlines on the map) :bludrgn2:

Not at all.  That is just evidence that one of the parties wasn't friendly!  We know that the monks were very protective of their little island.  It could be that they caused some kind of fatal offense to an otherwise harmless ethereal creature ;)

You know, the kind of harmless creature like a Blink Dog or a DoomSphere :)

Well, apparently it can get through doors.  Shade...shade...  Turn Undead!  :icon_saber:

Bets in - is it a) a shadow, b) a wraith, c) a ghost of some kind, d) a spectre or e) something Balgin's homebrewed?

I'm hoping not d...

I don't think it is d, or a or b because all of these creatures turn the victim into one of themselves on death.  For what it is worth, my money is on an Allip :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 18, 2007, 05:15:51 AM
I missed that one, but they don't do any lethal damage.  Wisdom drain is all they can do, and if they drain it all then "Wisdom 0 means that the character is withdrawn into a deep sleep filled with nightmares, helpless."

Looks like it could be a ghost then, otherwise these monks would already have risen as the others.



Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on July 18, 2007, 05:48:49 AM
Maybe they have and we just haven't stumbled across the hangout just yet, or maybe they only come out at night?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 18, 2007, 05:54:02 AM
Good God!  We're not going to run into an Yvette Fielding, are we?  Or worse yet, a Derek Acorah! Yikes!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 21, 2007, 10:51:21 PM
I didn't want to clutter up the game thread with this stuff:

1) What time of day is it at this point in the game?

2) Did Aurum find anything in room "E"?

3) Where exactly is everyone (and what are they doing)?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 22, 2007, 04:34:49 AM
1) What time of day is it at this point in the game?

I'd say getting on for eleven in the morning (11am). You lot arrived at the abbey at around half ten and you haven't been exploring that long (but you have searched around a bit and had a sit down in the dining room).

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2) Did Aurum find anything in room "E"?

Yes and no. He found out that the chest is locked (coming in the next update).

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3) Where exactly is everyone (and what are they doing)?

Aurum, Ivor and Raoul are in room E. Everyone else is mostly in b (the writing room) and c (Brother Basyd's room). It's alright for me to refer to it as his room as you've found enough stuff there to know it's his :p.

I believe Ivor's examining the alchemical equipment, Aurum's watching (about to check the chest and then possibly move on to another room). Raoul's guarding/watching Ivor.

Naedath is showing a keen interest in the literature in Basyd's room.

I'm not sure what the others are doing at the moment.

Also, there'll be something in the next update (I might have to roll some dice before posting 'though) so I'll see about posting it after I've had a few hours' kip. I've been up all night :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 22, 2007, 10:43:05 PM
Ok sounds good. I guess it is about to get interesting.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 23, 2007, 02:14:37 AM
Kiaphas is stil hanging close to Naedath.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 23, 2007, 09:25:14 AM
Another minor change here: I changed the cat's name to something pronouncable :). Originaly it was barely pronouncable and simply didn't roll off the tongue. It was Sizyi. So I changed it to Suki Yaki (the cat from Pinnocchio, no, not that one, the other one, Gepetto's pet cat who doesn't do anything exept go "meow" and generaly sound distressed when bad stuff's happening like Gepetto's boat has been eaten by the whale. Yes, it's a whale in the original story, not a shark, get over it folks :p).

I really am going to start that changes thread soon, I just don't have time to do it now 'though as I'm off out for a nice big game of Warmachine tonight.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on July 23, 2007, 10:59:13 AM
What version of Pinnocchio are you ranting about? I'm sure it was a whale in the film...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 23, 2007, 12:47:02 PM
I've never heard of a shark in Pinnocchio either - it was a sperm whale in the film.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 23, 2007, 05:40:44 PM
What version of Pinnocchio

The original story written by Carlo Colodi. Apparenly a lot of retellings of the story (especialy pantomimes) substitute a shark for the whale.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 23, 2007, 07:22:13 PM
So whats next Balgin?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 23, 2007, 08:46:14 PM
So whats next Balgin?

Well next ... I'll post an update sometime early tomorrow (it's nearly 3 in the morning you know :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 23, 2007, 08:53:04 PM
I actually didn't expect you back on tonight.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 24, 2007, 06:14:35 AM
The reason the last update took so long is that I spent ages (a few days) trying to work out which way the cat would go. I still haven't worked it out but I've got a preference. You see, I spent ages going "should it run up into the scholar's room where it used to feel quiet and safe or is it aware enough of the people up there to go the other way?"

I'll pop in an update sometime this afternoon or evening.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on July 24, 2007, 11:46:25 AM
Tough call there, Balgin, but my gut says the cat'd run the other way.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 24, 2007, 12:33:32 PM
I agree with Alex on that one. There were too many people in that area. So does they Key work in the chest?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 24, 2007, 12:36:09 PM
I thought it would run away from the people and even down the stairs (and I thought of a specific location for it to hide in too).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 24, 2007, 01:34:43 PM
So is an update on the way?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 24, 2007, 02:05:16 PM
So is an update on the way?

Yes but not quite yet. People will have noticed that the updates have been a bit slow recently. Well, there have been a lot of floods in this country in the last month or two (two huge floods in the same place within two weeks). Unfortunately I have a lot of friends in that area (it's where I was as a student) so I'm trying to get hold of people to see if they're okay. I haven't spoken to a soul yet, just left some answerphone messages :(.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 24, 2007, 02:13:55 PM
I hope they are all ok. I am sure they are either busy with the clean up or just somewhere else until all the water recedes
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 24, 2007, 04:58:04 PM
It is rather time consuming just getting in touch with people, worrying about them and helping out those that need help.  Been there myself within the last month!

Don't worry about it for me, Balgin, I quite understand :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 24, 2007, 05:02:00 PM
Well I got in touch with a lovely old couple (well, middle aged pushing on towards old) who live high up on the hills outside Nailsworth. They were able to reassure me that a lot of the people I knew in Nailswprth weren't around when there was a flashflood through the streets of the village. So now the only lowland person I need to get in touch with lives (or lived) right in the middle of Gloucester (not the middle of Gloucester, bu the middle of Glouster itself) and he's got a bad leg (motorbike accident years back). He's ex RAF and he's also a local politician (I don't think he's an MP but he really helps out a lot with community relations work making sure people know their rights and stuff like that).

I haven't been able to get in touch with him yet so hopefuly he's busy helping others out because it'd be a right shame if something nasty happened to him.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 25, 2007, 06:21:57 AM
I'm sure he'll be fine.   :icon_wink:



Well, tomorrow I go off on my exam week, so from now to next Tuesday I won't be on much if at all, and after that I'll be in Austria.  If anything important happens, you guys can probably make a good stab at what Rogan would do.  Heal, don't get too close etc. 

Anyone know if Austrian beer is as good as German? :icon_beer:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 25, 2007, 06:59:08 AM
We will take good care of Rogon. He does have his fire breathing brother to step between him and trouble.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 26, 2007, 09:03:27 AM
Yep, and you've got him to patch you all up in the inevitable event you get hurt ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 26, 2007, 01:06:56 PM
LOL it does seem inevitable, but I did make him to be a tank. It is just part of being a front line fighter with a low Int. I also addressed the stealing issue between our characters. I saw a chance for a little extra role play so I put that in.

OOC: Wasn't the one in 'c' open? I thought that was the room we all searched and I found the key in :shrug: sounds good on letting everyone catch up  

Yeah that's what confused me. I thought you were going back to that room.

So Raoul searches the chest and the Gm utters the by now infamous phrase :"You don't think it's trapped." :)

Ok I didn't want to clutter up the gaming thread so here goes:
1 - Aurum, Rogon, and Raul are going back to room 'e' to open and search the chest.
2 - Once we are finished in there I intend on going back to advancing and searching all of the rooms in this hallway (after room 'f') up until the bodies.
3 - Is everyone else in or near room 'e'?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 26, 2007, 04:07:40 PM
Yet another correction: the GM's copy of the map has the correct letters on it as we suspected :p.

The I is in fact an J. However, the room I thought must be the I (no denotation) is infact the G and the room marked G on this map if room I :p. Nightmare or what? The only reason I'm using these player maps is for the combat grid on them (which sometimes pays woeful inattention to the shape or presence of the walls). But hopefuly we won't be needing combat grids for a long time to come (and hopefuly not in these places :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 26, 2007, 04:26:02 PM
Rather tight spaces in here (and no where to use my breather weapon).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 27, 2007, 04:30:37 AM
You could always belch out of the window, Mike :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 28, 2007, 01:32:24 PM
Balgin can he focus the flame into a line? I figured I would ask becuase if he rules yes then he can still use it inside the building without the worry of burning it down. It might help is we are getting the crud* kicked out of us.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 28, 2007, 01:38:40 PM
Balgin can he focus the flame into a line?

Probably not although I would assume that walls of stone or something similar might act to funnel it into a straight line (hard to say, does fire move like water would?).

But as far as consciously chosing the shape - I'd say not (but there's probably a feat for that somewhere, like Shape Spell or something but for breath weapons - I wouldn't be surprised).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on July 29, 2007, 11:23:18 AM
Sorry, been in Oslo on a  surprise birthday thing for my sister, normal service will resume tomorrow!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 29, 2007, 12:07:36 PM
No worries Alex. I saved the Alchemical book for you.

So Balgin it looks like Raul and Aurum went into the next room. So what is in the bigger room?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 29, 2007, 12:18:27 PM
It's big (and might actualy have a locked door). I don't think it does 'though. I'll slip an update in sometime tonight.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 29, 2007, 12:32:06 PM
Good thing we have someone with lockpicks :icon_wink: If not Aurum will kick it in.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 29, 2007, 10:34:35 PM
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How large is the dragons head? Aurum takes it.

Well considering how it was the ship's figurehead he might struggle to carry that thing around even if he ties it to his back with a bit of rope :P. So I'm assuming he doesn't take it purely due to the sheer bulk and awkwardness of the thing more than it's weight. It's a nice idea 'though :).

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OOC - I covered the general search above and these are some pointed questions based on your description of the room:

 1) Is there anything in the lacquered box?
 2) What is the broken Statuette of?
 3) How large is the dragons head? Aurum takes it.
 4) What type of Dragon is it supposed to be?
 5) What does the broach look like?
 6) Is there anything in the desks two drawers?
 7) Are any of the shells rare (Nature Knowledge check)?
 8) Are any of the weapons paid out on the tarpaulin in good shape? you said "Most appear badly corroded and worse for wear," so I want to know if any of them are in are. He is a weapon smith so he might be able to glean some information from their condition.
 9) What types of weapons are they?
10) what is in the chest?
11) What is in the coffer?

I didn't ignore your list. I simply decided that Naedath and Ivor's exclamations over the weapons (where he was heading next anyway) would divert Aurum from his search a bit and that by then Rogan would probably be back (possibly delaying the search even longer with his news).

I'll get round to dealing with that list in an apropriate time (but I can tell you now that the stone coffer is locked tight but has no hinges or visible lid at all whilst the chest and desk are unlocked).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 30, 2007, 01:46:33 AM
Well considering how it was the ship's figurehead he might struggle to carry that thing around even if he ties it to his back with a bit of rope :P. So I'm assuming he doesn't take it purely due to the sheer bulk and awkwardness of the thing more than it's weight. It's a nice idea 'though :).

He can always come back with a bag of holding :icon_wink:

Quote from: Mike's search question list
1) Is there anything in the lacquered box?
 2) What is the broken Statuette of?
 5) What does the broach look like?
 6) Is there anything in the desks two drawers?
 7) Are any of the shells rare (Nature Knowledge check)?
10) what is in the chest?
11) What is in the coffer?
Edit: I went in and removed the questions you already answered

I didn't ignore your list. I simply decided that Naedath and Ivor's exclamations over the weapons (where he was heading next anyway) would divert Aurum from his search a bit and that by then Rogan would probably be back (possibly delaying the search even longer with his news).

Sounds vary fare. I made a post in the game thread that Aurum stays in the room while the others go to check on the dead monks and continues his search.

I'll get round to dealing with that list in an apropriate time (but I can tell you now that the stone coffer is locked tight but has no hinges or visible lid at all whilst the chest and desk are unlocked).

Good thing we already established someone know how to use lock picks :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 30, 2007, 02:17:35 AM
Good thing we already established someone know how to use lock picks :icon_wink:

I can't wait 'till later when you guys are wondering round going "which locks are these keys we found for" and eventualy working out it must've been for ones you picked before you found the keys for them :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 31, 2007, 07:00:03 AM
I was going to try the key when you were going to say it is locked. That way I don't have to that very problem later. I did try it last time, before asking for it to be picked.

I even kept the search relevant so you wouldn't have a hard time working it into your update. I will follow up with everyone once you post the search results. i even tried to keep the group together by asking for help identifying the items we have found thus far.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 31, 2007, 11:03:37 AM
Okay, so that was a big one. There's a lot of stuff in the abbot's room. I'll do an update in the meeting room soon.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 31, 2007, 03:27:35 PM
I think I covered everything with that one. I am hoping somone does help me out with figuring out what these items are (not just mine Keeper40K also has the broad sword) with a detect magic (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/detectMagic.htm) spell. Can Naedath cast identify (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/identify.htm)?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 31, 2007, 06:13:00 PM
Can Naedath cast identify (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/identify.htm)?

He can but he's only prepared it once so he's saving it for something "worth it". Basicaly when he knows how many interesting objects there are, then he'll decide what to identify first.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 31, 2007, 06:14:29 PM
He turns his attention back to the sea shells and remembers his love of the sea. He takes the most beautiful and rare of the sells *I think I will keep these for myself.*

Erm, top of the bookshelf? How does he get up there?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 31, 2007, 06:20:38 PM
I guess I can try asking him again before he goes to bed as he can prepare the spell again in the morning.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on July 31, 2007, 07:14:30 PM
I'm getting a little lost as to what's happening when- any chance you can cut down on the looting until the rest of us have a chance to do something, like actually answer your questions?

As far as I'm concerned, we've gotten to the point where Ivor's made his point about looking for survivors, then you've asked him to look at the magic weapons. I'd like to hear what the DM has to say to that before anything else happens- after a quick look at them to see if he can recognise anything, Ivor's going to leave you to ransack the place while he looks for any survivors. He has no interest in grabbing what looks valuable, particularly when they haven't established whether there's anyone left alive, and also when they've already been paid for the job by the church.

If nothing else, I'm more interested in finding out what is actually going on than what each resident of the building keeps hidden at the bottom of their sock drawer.

Sorry, just realised this sounds like a rant. It's not meant to be as such, just a request to slow things down a little so Balgin can do more in his updates than describe the stuff Aurum finds in each room.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 31, 2007, 07:38:14 PM
I'm getting a little lost as to what's happening when- any chance you can cut down on the looting until the rest of us have a chance to do something, like actually answer your questions?

Basicaly CH jumped the gun a bit, walking in on you guys after you've done whatever you've done. Consequently I am going to either have to edit the post where I described his search of the other room to include stuff for the rest of you or I'm going to post the stuff about the other room in a separate post (I'd prefer that) and then move his post down to below that since he's effectively spent three or four minutes (maybe longer) having a good look around the room he's in.

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Sorry, just realised this sounds like a rant. It's not meant to be as such, just a request to slow things down a little so Balgin can do more in his updates than describe the stuff Aurum finds in each room.

I did spend a day or so waiting for any of you guys to post and it simply wasn't happening. I don't mind if the pace picks up a bit or slows down so long as everyone's comfortable with it. I'd rather leave Aurum where he is and eal with what the people who went to the other room are doing at the same time, since I've dealt with him, than to have to institute a "Time Units" house rule (where players may spend time units to perform actions).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 31, 2007, 10:05:22 PM
Um ok.... I declared I was searching the room and everyone left the room. I have been in the same place the entire time. Had I not searched the room we wouldn't know half of the stuff we do know about what is in it. People were in the other room and didn't look around. Last I remember no one has been able to tell us what happened yet so we have to search for clues until we find someone. Everyone just moved on to something else. When Alex said he was leaving to find people who were still alive Keeper said he was going with him. I suggested that he wait a second to see if we can figure out what we had found. That way keeper could know what he had as well.

As for looting, half the place is dead (maybe more). Plus we never agreed on what we are getting paid we were just told it would come out of Naedath's 230 gp. Even if he divided that evenly that would only be about 38 gp. My character will take whatever he thinks he can and still guard the sage as he agreed. Like I said in game he is used to scavenging out in the wild, that won't change indoors.

No one else seems to be searching anything or trying to find clues. I am staying in character with him and Aurum doesn't care about books or cryptic notes. I called everyone back into the room in an effort to keep Balgin from having to deal with a group that is split up. If anyone wants to leave Aurum behind they can. I don't have a problem with that. Balgin already suggested that the sage would stay to translate the information anyway, the rest of the group can keep going on their way.

Balgin how did I jump the gun I was keeping everyone from moving on and then not knowing what was in the room? Just because they can read it in the thread doesn't mean the characters know it. Maybe a time unit house rule will work better in the game.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 31, 2007, 10:46:32 PM
Balgin how did I jump the gun I was keeping everyone from moving on and then not knowing what was in the room?

It's no biggy. Here's what happened:

1: I wrote an update about the stuff Aurum found in the room.
2: While he was searching the room, the others were in another room.
3: I was going to write an update for stuff they'd notice in that room (stuff I didn't neccessarily include in the original description but now they're spending some time in there they definately would have noticed a few more things). They might have even wanted to search the bodies in that room, look at the big black book by the door, things like that. So basicaly I was going to write an update about stuff that happened in that room.

4: You then posted about going in there to see them before I had time to write that update (mondays are busy for me).

That's how you jumped the gun. You sort of leaped ahead of me for a moment there but, as I wrote in another thread, I think I know what I'm going to do about it. I can write the update for them and then copy and paste other people's posts to make it match up (some of the stuff might've happened before people left the room). However, if Aurum wants to drag the chair across the floor to try and stand on the back of it (not the seat) to reach the top of the bookcase (and risk overbalancing a bit) then chances are the others might come back and catch him in the act of clambering up the chair. You see, they might actualy spend less time in the other room tha you (although I can always fiddle that a little bit with people standing around a bit).

If you don't want to try anything with the chair then we'll see what happens. Basicaly sometime (probably about 3-4hrs from now) I'll write an update for the stuff in the other room and then I'll work what you've written into it too.

If we were using time units it would've gone something like this:

Aurum uses 2 time units searching the room.
Other people spend 1 time unit walking into the next room.
Aurum then uses another time unit to go and catch up with them.

So basicaly the other guys would've done stuff but they hadn't had time to post yet and I was giving them a little delay (although I was happy to make assumptions after a reasonable delay as I occassionaly have).

So don't worry, I'll try to fix it all in the next update (I hope). Before I do write that update 'though I'll check to see who's in which room because I think one or two people may have stayed with Aurum.

I've got no issues with Aurum looting stuff as it's in character behaviour. I will issue this little spoiler: there is at least one survivor on the island :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 31, 2007, 11:02:03 PM
Who is curently 'away'? Didn't Rod say he was going to be gone for a bit? If he is then I guess we could assume he would hang with his brother (I think). You also mentioned the sage possibly doing some translations so I figure he would wind up in the room I just searched too.

Balgin how did I jump the gun I was keeping everyone from moving on and then not knowing what was in the room?
4: You then posted about going in there to see them before I had time to write that update (mondays are busy for me).

Once he is finished searching, Aurum calls over to the rest of the group that is over in the meeting room, "I found a few things in here." Once the sage gets back in the room he points out the tag on the dragon's head, the note on the statue, the urn on the table, the lacquered box that mentions a transcript, and the silver broach that he takes out of his pouch. "I found this broach and also another key but no where to use the key in here."

Aurum never left the room :icon_wink:

I did spend a day or so waiting for any of you guys to post and it simply wasn't happening. I don't mind if the pace picks up a bit or slows down so long as everyone's comfortable with it. I'd rather leave Aurum where he is and deal with what the people who went to the other room are doing at the same time, since I've dealt with him, than to have to institute a "Time Units" house rule (where players may spend time units to perform actions).

I don't know but those time units sound good to me. They could avoid issues like this (unless they make things harder for you).
Also can you repost the way you want in game posts formatted. I wasn't sure how to post character thoughts without saying "he is thinking...." :shrug: Are you open to suggestions on the format? I was thinking: italics for thoughts, "Quote" marks for actual speach, and a different color for OOC  Just my  :twocents:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 31, 2007, 11:26:15 PM
He turns his attention back to the sea shells and remembers his love of the sea. He takes the most beautiful and rare of the sells *I think I will keep these for myself.*

Erm, top of the bookshelf? How does he get up there?

I think I fixed that issue. I removed my post and moved this one here to the OOC thread. I also went in and made an edit to my other post. It should all make more sense now (I think).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 01, 2007, 04:13:57 AM
Raul is looking around at stuff, but not searching the Abbey in detail (unlike Aurum) because he (I) have a feeling that this is not where the main action is.  Raul (I) might be wrong on this, but such is the nature of playing an RPG :)

I don't mind the searching and looting at all (sorry can't think of anything less pejorative but I don't mean its necessarily a bad thing), but Raul thinks that whatever has happened has got to do with someone stealing gems from Elven artifacts (never a good thing), which has triggered something off.  To be honest, he's more interested in the mine works, and thinking about a way to go and see the cache.  He's been trying to find an appropriate way to pass on the information he has about someone having been stealing.  I've been deliberately playing his slightly distracted because he's got this on his mind.  I think he's gonna blurt it out soon.

Oh, and I've got a solution to the puzzle chest:

(http://prince.planetazalea.co.uk/images/rpg/box_solution.jpg)

The red buttons are the ones that need to be pressed, for whichever character has got the intelligence to present the solution to the group :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on August 01, 2007, 04:17:33 AM
Sorry about last night's little rant, guys. Just found it hard to know what was going on when- I had been planning on going elsewhere in the place, but Mike then asked Ivor a question when Ivor, in my head, would've been long gone. I didn't want to just ignore it, but I didn't think Ivor would've stuck around to be there to be asked by the time Aurum had finished his search. I hope that makes some sense by way of explanation.

As for the looting, well, I'm staying in character with Ivor too- he has no interest in material wealth, so whether they're getting paid 38gp or 3800gp makes little difference to him. He was, however, brought up to know that stealing was wrong, and that's what Aurum's behaviour looks like to him. The stuff isn't his, and just because there are dead bodies lying round, that doesn't give him the right to pillage a holy place.

The monastery, being full of academics, is somewhere Ivor can identify with- he's spent enough time in academic institutions himself. He doesn't like the thought of bullies picking on those who can't defend themselves, and that, regardless of the supernatural nature of the bully, is how he sees the situation. The sheer number of corpses littering the building isn't seen as evidence that the everyone's dead, rather that the bad guy needs to be stopped sooner rather than later.


Anyway, that's the in-character view of how Ivor sees things. He may be a scatter-brained inventor with little in the way of social skills, but he has a strong sense of right and wrong, and is made of sterner stuff than it may first appear.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 01, 2007, 09:55:19 AM
Fixed stuff to make more sense chronologicaly.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on August 01, 2007, 10:11:20 PM
Have I gleaned anything from examining these items or books?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 01, 2007, 10:18:06 PM
...and did Ivor?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 02, 2007, 02:19:31 AM
Wow. Where is everybody?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 02, 2007, 04:53:25 AM
Raul is with Ivor and we're about to go an search a different part of the building. (I think).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 02, 2007, 06:49:56 AM
As far asd I know Alarian, Aurum, Naedath, Rogon, and Kaiphas are all in the room. Ivor and alarian were just looking at the magic items to see what they could find out.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 02, 2007, 10:08:45 AM
Wow. Where is everybody?

I meant all my players who aren't posting at all at the moment......
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on August 02, 2007, 11:23:20 AM
Well, Keeper, CH, and myself seem to be about most of the time; Fabian seems to drop in when you least expect it; Rod is on holiday, I think, and Damian's whereabouts are unknown.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 02, 2007, 03:44:11 PM
Yeah Rod did say he was going to be away. Also Fabian is at camp and posts when he can. Alex is right about the three of us being on most. I guess it would be safe for you to assume the others until they get back on and post. I know Rod posted his general intentions for Rogon.

In the mean time you could always just let us know what the guys were able to glean from inspecting the magic items and we can move on from there. Ivor and Raul were going to move on to the next building. Aurum (and maybe Rogon :shrug: ) will check that last room and then go see if the either of the two keys he has will open the locked doors on the first floor :twocents:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on August 03, 2007, 01:05:31 AM
I'm still about. I wish I could get notifications tho.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 03, 2007, 03:43:49 AM
Is your email address correct in your profile?

Just a thought :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on August 03, 2007, 06:24:49 AM
Fabian seems to drop in when you least expect it;

Boo!  :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 03, 2007, 06:37:33 AM
Mr Teufel did Chris (fear_the_squirrels ) PM you? Did you check your spam filter to see if it is getting mixed up in there?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on August 03, 2007, 08:55:27 AM
Er, no, and I always check my Junk folder. :(
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 03, 2007, 11:24:16 AM
Okay guys, I'm just trying to work out which books Fabian meant (and I think he meant books from the folklorists room). Then I can get started on the next update.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 03, 2007, 01:30:11 PM
Er, no, and I always check my Junk folder. :(

He said he would get in touch with you. you can send him a PM if you wan to. If not I wil look into it.

Okay guys, I'm just trying to work out which books Fabian meant (and I think he meant books from the folklorists room). Then I can get started on the next update.

Sounds good to me :bludrgn2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 03, 2007, 11:37:58 PM
Um...Balgin?   Also what's in the now unlocked chest?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 04, 2007, 12:24:04 AM
Back in the alchemist's room Raoul examines the locked chest carefuly for a few minutes before producing some bent bits of wire which he inserts into the lock and starts to fiddle with. After a minute or two's delicate operation the lock clicks open and he is able to lift the lid safely.

Inside the chest he discovers two sets of priest's robes, a polished wooden scroll tube (sealed at each end with a copper plug) and a priest's skull cap similar to that found in the master scholar's room (but a bit neglected and less proudly kept than that of the scholar). He also finds a rather large book entitled The Experiments of Detronimar and a leather sack containing sheets of gold and silver leaf for use in the illumination room.

That locked chest?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 04, 2007, 12:28:17 AM
I'm here. I'm just a little bit confused. I've suddenly been hit by a few different questions from different people referring to stuff that didn't neccessarily happen recently and I'm trying to work out what they're asking about.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 04, 2007, 02:09:22 AM
I Cleaned up the gaming thread a little (since this stuff was mstly OOC I put it here) :icon_wink:

That locked chest?

Whatever was unlocked by keeper figuring out the puzzle (was it the coffer?)

I'm here. I'm just a little bit confused. I've suddenly been hit by a few different questions from different people referring to stuff that didn't neccessarily happen recently and I'm trying to work out what they're asking about.

Oh..well we can wait until it is sorted then.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 04, 2007, 09:43:33 AM
I Cleaned up the gaming thread a little (since this stuff was mstly OOC I put it here) :icon_wink:

That locked chest?

Whatever was unlocked by keeper figuring out the puzzle (was it the coffer?)

Oh that. Well nobody's opened it yet so it's still shut :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 04, 2007, 02:57:30 PM
I hope one of the guys will take keepers answer and put it in game (hint hint :icon_wink: ). Both he and I have stated it would be out of character for both of our PC's.

Balgin do we get to know what Ivor and Alarian found out about the magical items? (yes curiosity is killing me) :bludrgn2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 04, 2007, 03:01:27 PM
(yes curiosity is killing me) :bludrgn2:

Yeah I noticed. Unfortunately I haven't been in the mood to post an update today yet :(. I know I'm using a published adventure and could easily look stuff up but the current situation seems to mirror the exact same situarional problem I'm having in another game.

That is that the players are (currently) in a safe place, aren't going anywhere or doing anything and are expecting me to post an update.

Now that doesn't mean that the abbey is safe, but that the rooms you're currently in may be. It's just that I'm getting that "I can't update stuff 'till players do something unless I actualy ask how long they're willing to wait for....". So when I'm feeling a bit better I'll check through people's questions and try to get stuff back on track again. Sometime tonight or tomorrow's probably a good bet (got stuff to do in monday but I should find the time then if I haven't already).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 04, 2007, 03:15:38 PM
I understand what you mean. If you don't feel like combing through the thread I can sum up the loose ends for you (just let me know). I have always been the type to search and don't mind being at the front of the pack. Once we finish on the second floor I want to go back and try those locked doors on the first floor, and then head on to the other buildings.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 04, 2007, 04:04:38 PM
Once we finish on the second florr

First floor. I am not american :p. Counting the american way makes sense if you use lifts and never have to climb the stairs but the more traditional method tells you how many sets of stairs you'll have to climb before you get there. So neither's better, each is better for different things.

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I want to go back and try those locked doors on the first floor, and then head on to ther buildings.

Funyn thing is, it actualy says in the notes that you could cut through the bolt with a saw from the toolshed. There's lots of nice little thoughtful touches like that but then I come across locks with no DC and stuff like that so it's a bit of a mixed job really.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 04, 2007, 07:47:37 PM
Once we finish on the second florr

First floor. I am not american :p. Counting the american way makes sense if you use lifts and never have to climb the stairs but the more traditional method tells you how many sets of stairs you'll have to climb before you get there. So neither's better, each is better for different things.

:crud*:

First off I went and fixed the typo. What I said was:

Once we finish on the second floor I want to go back and try those locked doors on the first floor, and then head on to the other buildings.

We are all currently on the second floor of the abbey. Since we entered on the ground floor and then went up the stairs to the upper level, then wouldn’t that be the second floor?

:cussing: On a more serious note, Balgin WTF are you talking about? I am offended by the constant comments about Americans from you. This forum is family friendly and if you want to offend people you can do that on Frothers. For one I actually like you and appreciate your posts on my forum. You often provide both an educated and interesting perspective on a lot of things. That aside you do at time also go off and say some things that can be construed as offensive, both about American (which would include the owner of this forum, a global mod, and regular members) & French people. :HrsSht:


:angryfire: Yes this is :offtopic: So now that I have addressed that we will get back to our regularly scheduled programming.

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I want to go back and try those locked doors on the first floor, and then head on to ther buildings.

Funyn thing is, it actualy says in the notes that you could cut through the bolt with a saw from the toolshed. There's lots of nice little thoughtful touches like that but then I come across locks with no DC and stuff like that so it's a bit of a mixed job really.

I was thinking I would just use his Axe and hack his way in if he had to :dark2:

:bludrgn2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on August 04, 2007, 08:15:35 PM
Well, whilst I'm making no comment about Balgin's percieved anti-Americanism, anti-europeanism and general pedantry, the British way of counting floors means that the first level is the ground floor, due to it being on the ground. The level above that is the first floor, and so on. Like this:


      Third floor
     Second floor
       First floor
____Ground floor_______
          -1
          -2



IIRC, it works somewhat simillarly in Germany.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on August 04, 2007, 11:32:59 PM
Aussies use the British floor terminology as well.

More importantly, I'm not sure Kiaphas is one to solve a puzzle box. Currently his priorities are to keep Neadath safe - it's the job we're contracted for - and look for survivors. If there are clues amongst the bits and pieces, they aren't going anywhere. Meanwhile, if there are any survivors, they could still be in trouble.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 04, 2007, 11:52:18 PM
While I understand and respect that others may phrase things differently, I am very tired of how often and the tone in which he uses the word Americans. Also the constant pedantic posts makes it seem as if he is trying to talk down to people. Those are two types of behavior that I will not tolerate.

It is more the straw that broke the camels back than anything else. I also apologize to anyone I my have offended in expressing my feelings on the matter.

More importantly, I'm not sure Kiaphas is one to solve a puzzle box. Currently his priorities are to keep Neadath safe - it's the job we're contracted for - and look for survivors. If there are clues amongst the bits and pieces, they aren't going anywhere. Meanwhile, if there are any survivors, they could still be in trouble.

It seems like most of the group wants to find the survivors (I hope there is more than 1). Someone should just suggest it in game and I guess we can head off from there.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on August 05, 2007, 12:05:25 AM
I agree that Balgin can rub people the wrong way. And the implication in his post that Americans never climb stairs was rather obnoxious. (He'll probably point out that what he said was the American system "makes {more} sense if you use lifts and never have to climb the stairs {than the 'traditional' system}", not that Americans don't use stairs, but in my mind the implication is clear.)

ETA: I thought I did suggest seeking survivors. It's the last post on the game thread. Been there a day or more.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 05, 2007, 12:26:16 AM
ETA: I thought I did suggest seeking survivors. It's the last post on the game thread. Been there a day or more.

I have not looked at the gaming thread since my last post, sorry
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on August 05, 2007, 09:09:30 AM
Well, sure stuff the box in your backpack and ask Ivor to take a look at it when he's calmed down a bit- I reckon we give the place a quick scout to see if we can find any survivors/evidence of the monster, then we can stop to get lunch/see where to go next.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 05, 2007, 10:16:00 AM
Sounds like a solid plan to me.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 05, 2007, 10:46:05 AM
I agree that Balgin can rub people the wrong way.

I simply don't know of any nation apart from america that uses the american system for counting and numbering floors. As people have stated the germans, australians and all sorts of other people use what, to me, is the normal system. Consequently I felt obliged to point out the difference in perception as many americans visit this forum. The reason I refered to the americans doing it differently is simply that I don't know of anyone else that does.

I just call it upstairs myself :p.

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He'll probably point out that what he said was the American system "makes {more} sense if you use lifts and never have to climb the stairs {than the 'traditional' system}", not that Americans don't use stairs, but in my mind the implication is clear.

Well I thought that skyscrud*ers and towerblocks were an american import (since they've had them since the 30's and we've had them since the 60's). So it would make sense that they'd start looking at things that way first since it's what they've got to look at.

So anyway, here's my list of things to do before giving the next update some serious thought:
Check if Fabian was referring to the books from the folklorist's room.
If so, look on the CD full of "stuff" for the extra information about it it claims is on the CD (done).
Observe the distinct lack of anything extra about it on the CD (also done).
Check the background stuff from the second adventure (not done yet).
Realise that I compiled the world lore from the first and second adventures into one (done).
Check the first CD for differences (not done yet as it probably just included some of the second adventure's stuff that wasn't in the printed version).
Double check if where I made the cat go made sense (it would've had to run past two dead bodies or a group of people, I'm not sure it should've gone near the bodies).
Keep track of the time for timeline dependant events (sort of done, it's probably somewhere between midday and one in the afternoon at the moment).
Try to work out how Ivor reckons a large stone box could be picked up and fit into Aurum's pack :p.
Doublecheck on the location of the hollow tree with the treasure in it (done).
Doublecheck the locations for certain location & timeline specific events (not quite done yet but it won't take long).

Okay, I think that's everything for now. Yeah, it might not look like it at the moment but there's either a lot of stuff happening or a lot of stuff's about to begin happening sometime soon :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 05, 2007, 11:02:39 AM
I agree that Balgin can rub people the wrong way.

I simply don't know of any nation apart from america that uses the american system for counting and numbering floors. As people have stated the germans, australians and all sorts of other people use what, to me, is the normal system. Consequently I felt obliged to point out the difference in perception as many americans visit this forum. The reason I refered to the americans doing it differently is simply that I don't know of anyone else that does.

I just call it upstairs myself :p.

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He'll probably point out that what he said was the American system "makes {more} sense if you use lifts and never have to climb the stairs {than the 'traditional' system}", not that Americans don't use stairs, but in my mind the implication is clear.

Well I thought that skyscrud*ers and towerblocks were an american import (since they've had them since the 30's and we've had them since the 60's). So it would make sense that they'd start looking at things that way first since it's what they've got to look at.

Fair enough

So anyway, here's my list of things to do before giving the next update some serious thought:
Check if Fabian was referring to the books from the folklorist's room.
If so, look on the CD full of "stuff" for the extra information about it it claims is on the CD (done).
Observe the distinct lack of anything extra about it on the CD (also done).
Check the background stuff from the second adventure (not done yet).
Realise that I compiled the world lore from the first and second adventures into one (done).
Check the first CD for differences (not done yet as it probably just included some of the second adventure's stuff that wasn't in the printed version).
Double check if where I made the cat go made sense (it would've had to run past two dead bodies or a group of people, I'm not sure it should've gone near the bodies).
Keep track of the time for timeline dependant events (sort of done, it's probably somewhere between midday and one in the afternoon at the moment).
Try to work out how Ivor reckons a large stone box could be picked up and fit into Aurum's pack :p.
Doublecheck on the location of the hollow tree with the treasure in it (done).
Doublecheck the locations for certain location & timeline specific events (not quite done yet but it won't take long).

Okay, I think that's everything for now. Yeah, it might not look like it at the moment but there's either a lot of stuff happening or a lot of stuff's about to begin happening sometime soon :p.

Don't forget the result from Alarian and Ivor looking at the magical items (if they had any result). Well the stone box might not fit but maybe the sage will open it (since no one in the group has or their characters wouldn't).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 05, 2007, 11:29:59 AM
Maybe he will :). I'm just looking forwards to the point in the timeline where I don't need to keep track of time so much as it's less important. There's a lot of set events but it's the keeping track of time during the long wait for the first one that's really killing me. After that first event takes place it'll be easier to wait for the others (since it won't be such a major countdown).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on August 05, 2007, 12:08:40 PM
It's a large stone box? I thought it was a smaller coffer, about the size of a biscuit tin. TBH, it's been ages since there's been any activity in the game thread, so I can't remember every detail about the crud* scattered around the monastery.


It's not just the US that lists floors that way- I was in Oslo the other weekend and they seemed to could the ground floor as 1, and I'm pretty sure a lot of other European countries do also- France and Spain spring to mind, but I can't remember for sure. In all honesty, who gives a rat's ass about how different countries have different floor-labelling conventions? Just because some places don't conform to the British way of doing things, it doesn't automatically mean that they're wrong and deserve to have it pointed out to them as if they're stupid.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 05, 2007, 12:16:45 PM
I knew it was stone but wasn't sure of the size. Eiter way I look forward to things picking up a little. It will also be good to see how combat rounds are handled (in a real fight).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 05, 2007, 12:53:41 PM
I knew it was stone but wasn't sure of the size. Eiter way I look forward to things picking up a little. It will also be good to see how combat rounds are handled (in a real fight).

When it happens I'll post the Battle Thread rules.

Basicaly it goes something like this: each fight gets it's own Battle Thread. The rules based aspect of the fight take place in the Battle Thread whilst the in character description is written in the Story Thread (possibly a summary at the end of every round).

There's a bit more to it than that but that's basicaly it. It serves to prevent the rules stuff causing the in character roleplaying to drag on and be distracted by questions about refocussing initiative (a now semi redundan rule :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 05, 2007, 12:58:18 PM
Should I create another sub board for the battle threads (Like the character subsection)?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Agentmolar on August 05, 2007, 01:11:48 PM
No more threzds your clogging up the forums!! lol...

just had to post, couldnt resist!!!!

Back to your regular scheduled gaming thread.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 05, 2007, 01:13:37 PM
Funny Kurt  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 05, 2007, 01:50:14 PM
Should I create another sub board for the battle threads (Like the character subsection)?

Nope. They don't need a separate board. They're normal non stickied threads and they don't need to exist after the encounter's finished (unless people want them around for reference to check things).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 05, 2007, 02:10:40 PM
sounds good
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Medved on August 05, 2007, 03:58:47 PM


I simply don't know of any nation apart from america that uses the american system for counting and numbering floors. As people have stated the germans, australians and all sorts of other people use what, to me, is the normal system. Consequently I felt obliged to point out the difference in perception as many americans visit this forum. The reason I refered to the americans doing it differently is simply that I don't know of anyone else that does.


just to be pedantic myself, slovakia, czech republic and various other slavic nations all use the system you have identified as being american.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on August 05, 2007, 03:59:57 PM
Um... whoa... I missed something there l :icon_ermm:

Back to the game... yes I did indeed mean the folklorist books. And I am also intrigued in regards to the items.  :icon_wink:

Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 05, 2007, 04:04:45 PM
Um... whoa... I missed something there l :icon_ermm:

Back to the game... yes I did indeed mean the folklorist books. And I am also intrigued in regards to the items.  :icon_wink:

Well if there's nothing to tell you I've picked some real world folklore to substitute so you'll get something anyway :p. I just haven't got round to writing an update yet.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 05, 2007, 07:21:57 PM
Maybe the books can give him a bonus on skill checks :shrug: :icon_wink: Must be a huge update :occasion14: :dragon:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 05, 2007, 08:04:50 PM
Must be a huge update :occasion14: :dragon:

Nope, testicular tortion for the second night running :(. I thought it had stopped last year but it's been back recently and it's not a lot of fun :(.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 06, 2007, 06:56:18 PM
Wheee, an update. That felt good :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 06, 2007, 08:26:40 PM
Is that it for now or should I wait before I post? Also will enough time have passed for Aurum to have finished his meal?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 08, 2007, 12:00:38 PM
OK, I'll work on other possible solutions.  But I think that perhaps we should move on for now ...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 08, 2007, 12:23:08 PM
OK, I'll work on other possible solutions.  But I think that perhaps we should move on for now ...

Well the "correct" solution given assumes something really devious that you'd have to spot in the wording.

It's like one of those cryptic crossword bollocks things where you have to abuse the meaning of a word to make the sentence mean something it blatantly doesn't.

Or maybe they just made a mistake (and I can see how it could be corrected too by simply moving one "correct" button, the others all work fine).

You got about two or three buttons right.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 08, 2007, 01:52:27 PM
So we still need to figure the puzzle out...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on August 08, 2007, 08:04:26 PM
I've got notifications again! Cool.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on August 08, 2007, 08:29:28 PM
So Keeper came up with a solution to the puzzle that works according to the rules as we know them, but that's not what the actual solution is?  :icon_eh: Hmmm...

What's the wording again? I can't find the original post.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on August 09, 2007, 03:45:06 AM
Any chance of marking which one caused the others to pop out Balgin?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 11, 2007, 11:24:44 AM
I think I'm going to move time along a bit. You've been inside a building and walked around, that would've taken about 3-4 minutes tops. However, you stopped to go into every room and spent time in every room (so let's call that more like 10 minutes). You also stopped to search each and every room, so I'll call it closer to half an hour, maybe longer.

So I think I'll say the time is getting on for about a quarter past twelve.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 11, 2007, 12:04:08 PM
Balgin can you post an update for which buttons made it reset and which didn't. Also please post the rules for the puzzle again.

 
I've got notifications again! Cool.

I'm glad chris could help :icon_wink:

Balgin what did Aurum find in that last room?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 11, 2007, 08:17:19 PM
What's the wording again? I can't find the original post.

Here you go:

Quote
To enter me, this task I set
The hand of Theydori shows what's hid
But seven more hands must close,
Before you'll free the patterned lid
First press the silver hand right down
That is where the path begins
But each hand that follows that
Must not align itself with it's kin
up or down or on a slant
The Hands all pressed must not align
For if they do the game must end
And what I hide is still mine

Quote
Any chance of marking which one caused the others to pop out Balgin?

Tricky but I started on the left then went across the top. I'll try to clarify that sometime in the morning.

Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 14, 2007, 04:47:32 PM
Is everyone taking a break I didn't know about? Bear with me on the puzzle box. I've got photoshop installed now so I can do more sophisticated things with it :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 14, 2007, 04:54:23 PM
I was actually going to ask the same thing. I am going to post my actions in the other room right now.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on August 14, 2007, 05:07:29 PM
Just a second, can they align side to side?  It only says it can't be up, down or on a slant...
No time now, but I'll have a look tomorrow if I'm not beaten to it

I don't think we're taking a break, it's just people seem to want to crack the puzzle before continuing.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 14, 2007, 05:13:22 PM
Just a second, they can align side to side?  It only says it can't be up, down or on a slant...

No time now, but I'll have a look tomorrow if I'm not beaten to it


No horizontal alignment (although the given solution includes one blatant vertical alignment which is only possible if the silver one (start button) doesn't count because it's only kith (general species) relation to the other hand buttons rather than being kin (direct family relation).

That's what I found seriously dodgey in the wording. That's just being so picky as to be very close to torture. However if I move that button to a different position on it's current bearing (the opposite end of a row) then it doesn't line up with any of the others and everything is fine.

That's why I said it looked like an impossible solution, one of the correct buttons was directly touching the start button.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on August 14, 2007, 07:30:07 PM
Frankly, I want to do other stuff, but I don't want to leave Nadeath not specifically guarded, or split the party.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 14, 2007, 11:16:00 PM
I made a small attempt at nudging things along in game
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 15, 2007, 06:24:49 AM
Sorry guys, I've not been about much, as my baby girl has been in hospital again.  She's fine now, but I've not been online a lot.  Sorry I've not said anything, but things should be a little more back to normal now, for me (for a while!)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on August 15, 2007, 08:12:10 AM
Totally ok! Real life - especially kids! - comes first of course!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 15, 2007, 09:31:27 AM
 :yeahthat: I am glad to hear Hannah is ok, God bless. The game can always wait.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 15, 2007, 09:44:02 AM
Yep, real life comes first (especialy if it's an emergency or family stuff). There's a few things you can afford to put off but there's some things you just shouldn't (because they really matter).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 16, 2007, 04:31:42 AM
Thanks guys.  Everything is fine again now :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on August 16, 2007, 09:01:37 AM
Good to hear things are ok keeper!


With the box, since there's no penalty for getting it wrong, we could just trial and error it.  We have the starting key and two others that are right, and that a wrong key makes them all pop up.  We could have the solution in a few minutes simply by pressing down the silver and followed by another button and marking which don't make it pop up.  Bit of a cheap trick, but considering you've told us the puzzle as good as cheats, I'd say that's perfectly inkeeping for my wise, logical dwarf ;)

What do you say?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 16, 2007, 09:05:28 AM
That makes sense, but ...

My rusty maths tells me that there are probably something in the order of 350 routes to be taken (excluding an average rate of hitting false paths).  I'd rather find someone to interrogate before they expire.  We can always come back.  And besides ... once we get downstairs Raul can share the info about the gems that the thief wants to nick ... :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 16, 2007, 09:10:21 AM
I still say just use a magical axe and hack it open (but then again I am still in character) :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 16, 2007, 03:23:35 PM
Given the somewhat substantial nature of the update I'm going to give people time to notice it before rushing the next one.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 16, 2007, 04:42:54 PM
Understandable. I covered everything Aurum would do in my post. He wouldn't care for the books so after his searches he will just stand guard while the group does all the scholarly work.
does he fins anything wile he searches the room?

The list of the dead has been updated. Can I attach mp3's in the attachment area? I've got some nice suitable music files.

You can upload these file types: doc, gif, jpg, mpg, pdf, png, txt, zip, au
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 16, 2007, 04:47:15 PM
does he fins anything wile he searches the room?

Yep, there's a broken amulet and some dead bodies :).

Oh, and he could unbar the door if he wanted to too since the bolt is on this side after all :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 16, 2007, 04:54:47 PM
I will leave it until the party is ready to move on. don't want anyone creaping up on us. This way there is only one door to watch. We need to check downstairs once the abbot is ok.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on August 16, 2007, 06:21:22 PM
Sorry, guys, I'll be a bit scarce for the next fortnight or so- I've got a final exam coming up which I need to pass (or that's 4 years of uni down the pan with nowt to show for it) so in order to ensure I actually do something constructive, I'll be removing my wireless card for most of the day. I'm sure you all have a decent idea of how Ivor will respond in most situations, so just carry on!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 16, 2007, 06:30:49 PM
Okay mate, well we'll be here waiting when you get back (but don't get back before you should :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 17, 2007, 06:39:49 PM
Does alex have a potion we can assume he would use on him if no one signs on and heals the abbot?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 18, 2007, 12:13:15 AM
I'll assume Rogan does something because Rod's slightly absent at the moment, right? However I was delaying because I had to look up the rule on magicaly healing subdual damage (I know how it's done naturaly).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 19, 2007, 02:42:50 AM
So is that enough or will we need to ask the sage to help out a little (is it safe to assume he can help with that?)?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on August 19, 2007, 10:00:56 AM
Um, I'm not sure I do have healing potions as such; Ivor didn't really plan on getting hurt!

IIRC, subdual damage heals at the same time as normal damage ie a CLW that cures 6pts of normal damage also cures 6pts of subdual, though I'd have to check.

Just taking a 5 min revision break to check you haven't killed the gnome yet; don't panic!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 19, 2007, 10:16:32 AM
I stopped at that spell because that way he's still got a healing spell left before he has to start spont'ing (and I wouldn't want to spont in a player's absence).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 19, 2007, 12:42:16 PM
Good idea. The Abbot can wait and we can finish the search while he is 'resting'
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 19, 2007, 02:50:05 PM
Good call CH.  But he would need to stay here, which would mean we'd need to split up to search the other buildings and leave one or two people with the Abbot.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 19, 2007, 04:11:34 PM
We could always pick one of two people (I vote for whomever isn't online) and the rest can do a quick search downstairs.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on August 19, 2007, 07:17:31 PM
Ah, good. My objection has been foreseen and answered. Let's do it!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 20, 2007, 03:42:08 PM
Just an FYI for those who don't already know:

Balgin is usually busy with a gaming group on Mondays from 4pm until midnight (UK time). So we would usually see an early update in the morning and MAYBE an update when he gets back if he isn't too tired. I just didn't want anyone wondering about the next update.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 20, 2007, 04:37:07 PM
Just an FYI for those who don't already know:

Balgin is usually busy with a gaming group on Mondays from 4pm until midnight (UK time). So we would usually see an early update in the morning and MAYBE an update when he gets back if he isn't too tired. I just didn't want anyone wondering about the next update.

He's back and he isn't too tired :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 21, 2007, 02:38:08 PM
So is it safe to assume while the basement is being searched the others are going over everything in the room with abbot until he wakes up?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 21, 2007, 02:52:39 PM
So is it safe to assume while the basement is being searched the others are going over everything in the room with abbot until he wakes up?

If you want but there's really not a lot in there to look at :p.

That is to say that you haven't missed anything important up there but I could describe the room again or something if you really want (and I can make up details if people want to look over the bookcase or something but it'll be mostly theological works).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 21, 2007, 03:09:02 PM
No real need to make anything up. I am hoping he wakes up without everyone using up all of their healing abilities.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 22, 2007, 04:21:59 AM
Balgin, I'm looking at the handout for the title of the mural, and I can't make out the last three letters on the first line, can you help, please?

I can see:

the siege of tarimthol. ? ? ?
elven reckoning

However, in the main thread, you said it said "The Fall of King Pelentine. Beneath the letters a smaller inscription reads Elven Reckoning."

Yours,

Slightly Confused of Sheffield :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 22, 2007, 07:27:07 AM
Tarimthol-Irl
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 22, 2007, 07:34:26 AM
Thanks Balgin :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 22, 2007, 10:06:52 AM
Anyone know hwo to open the secret door? Aurum can't even reach it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 22, 2007, 10:09:30 AM
Raul can reach it - but he / I can't figure out how to open it. I'll try something and see what Balgin says ...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 23, 2007, 05:22:04 PM
Can everyone just do an intelligence check to see which of the characters figures out the puzzle and move forward?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 23, 2007, 05:28:21 PM
 :shrug:

Don't worry mate, there are many ways "forwards" :). The thing is that there's absolutely no clues as to how to open it. So it seems to involve knowing a date that maybe the monks might know (they're into history and nasty devious puzzles) but it doesn't seem to be written down anywhere (exept for maybe behind this secret door).

I'd like to offer some appologies for the lack of updates but I've been having problems accessing the boards yesterday (and a little bit today) plus other stuff sort of got in the way and demanded it take higher prioritiy than my fun time :(.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 23, 2007, 05:47:02 PM
If you have any problems PM them to me or email me directly. There were problems yesterday but it should be fine today.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 23, 2007, 05:49:51 PM
If you have any problems PM them to me or email me directly. There were problems yesterday but it should be fine today.

I did email you yesterday :(.

Quote
I'd say the forum's down. It was really slow and laggy earlier (and I couldn't load a single thread in the Deathtrap Dungeon board). After giving it a few hours to settle down I got an error page with this message instead of even seeing anything load up:

Internal Server Error
 
Process limit exceeded for uid 11081 [24 >= 24].

I got that a couple of times today but yesterday I got that (or nothing) every time I tried to load any of the DTD thread (I just about managed to load the DTD main board once but that's as far as I got).

I'd like to request that you go through the DTD main thread and remove all outdated dungeon maps. Keep the final version of every battle map (the last one from each fight) but we only really need the most up to date dungeon map and I don't know how to delete attachments.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 23, 2007, 05:56:50 PM
I got your email yesterday. That is what prompted me to call tech support. I was saying for future reference please report any issues at all.

I will go in now and remove all the extra maps then.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 28, 2007, 06:49:20 AM
I said fun stuff was going to start happening soon and now it has. It's a good thing you guys had this encounter earlier, if "the beast" had already gained a certain ammount of freedom then it would've interrupted the message in a really cool way (a sudden gush of really frigid air would've blown the dust away before the message could've been completed leaving you guys geussing a bit). For now 'though you've got a very interesting (and disturbing) clue :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 28, 2007, 09:43:48 AM
Balgin can you email me the map. I can't see it for some odd reason. Contact@customhobby.com
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 28, 2007, 10:06:47 AM
Sent. The rest of you guys, let me know if you have problems seeing it too, okay.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 28, 2007, 10:08:28 AM
I'm good - I can see the battle map with just one bird on it, just fine.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 28, 2007, 10:13:20 AM
I'm good - I can see the battle map with just one bird on it, just fine.

I meant the abbey ground floor map (including outer buildings).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 28, 2007, 10:14:23 AM
Sorry - I get confused with the title OOC thread.

I can see that one fine, too :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 28, 2007, 10:27:57 AM
I can see it fine now too. It seems I needed to restart my pc. things are looking up now. Lets find something and kill it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 28, 2007, 10:32:51 AM
OOC: We are in 2a?

Aurum moves on to check the rest of the building we are in.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 28, 2007, 10:53:03 AM
OOC: We are in 2a?

Aurum moves on to check the rest of the building we are in.

Nope, building 5 I believe. Ah, I completely missunderstood someone's discussion about heading out the kitchen side doors and then going anti clockwise. It's been one of those days what with recent bad stuff going on :(.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 28, 2007, 11:02:48 AM
OOC: I was wondering for a second. Ok so we are in building 2 right?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 28, 2007, 11:03:36 AM
OOC: I was wondering for a second. Ok so we are in building 2 right?

Nope. 5.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 28, 2007, 01:51:05 PM
I moved all of the where are we talk to the OOC thread to keep the gaming thread clean :icon_wink:

Are the green blotches on the Abbey map trees?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 28, 2007, 02:09:05 PM
Yes. (They're even in the 3d exterior screenshots I posted too).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 28, 2007, 02:22:09 PM
Are those the trees we have to search for the gems?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 28, 2007, 02:23:04 PM
Are those the trees we have to search for the gems?

Nope. The gems should be in an old hollow tree somewhere along the cliffs near the path you came up from the beach. Of course, if the thief wasn't lying dead in the council chambers upstairs he could've even told you which tree as well :(.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 28, 2007, 02:24:53 PM
LOL, isn't that the way things always happen.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on August 29, 2007, 09:24:42 AM
Hey up, guys- looks like you've been busy!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 29, 2007, 09:26:07 AM
We try :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 29, 2007, 09:27:43 AM
WTF is Hnafltafl ?  Does Raul know?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 29, 2007, 09:28:32 AM
Where did that come from? :shrug:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 29, 2007, 09:35:05 AM
Where did that come from? :shrug:

The main game thread ...

The chests contain common everyday work clothes for the workmen who once slept here. There is also a battered old Esmian prayerbook, a small pouch containing 4 copper pieces, a jar of alchohol (Guardian Fire, a local brew the monks make from the gourds, it's highly prized on the mainland) and a wooden Hnafltafl set.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 29, 2007, 09:58:41 AM
WTF is Hnafltafl ?  Does Raul know?

Hnafltafl (King's Table) is an early precursor of chess. It's like Skaflttafl only Skaflttafl simulates a naval sea battle whilst in Hnafltafl the king's enemies (the black army) who outnumber his white defenders at least two to one lay siege the the white king's castle. To win white must manouver the king safely off the table whilst black must take the king out.

This link (http://www.mnh.si.edu/vikings/learning/boardgame.html) explains most of it but omits a few rules. Standard official rules include that once he has departed his castle, the king may not reenter it nor pass through it but must go around it. If a piece intentionaly moves between two oposing pieces it is not taken (because it went berserk and rushed to hold them off rather than them ganging up on it, the foe cannot kill you during your own turn).

Whils he is in his castle the king is safe. However, when his back's against the wall the castle counts as an oposing piece for the purpose of taking the king. In a harsh rules variant the castle and all the table edges count as another piece for the purpose of taking pieces.

Raoul may know of it. It is occassionaly played in Drechanon but is more popular in the northlands.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 29, 2007, 10:01:21 AM
Well that explains that
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 29, 2007, 10:14:05 AM
Thanks Balgin.  I know it - only I know it as "The Viking Game" :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Alex on August 29, 2007, 07:28:12 PM
So a bit like Thud, then?

*Ducks and covers*
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 30, 2007, 04:11:31 AM
Thud is a little bit like The Viking Game, but the permutations are different.  It isn't bad - it's quite fun, actually.

But I prefer TSR's Magestones ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 30, 2007, 11:41:55 AM
A throw back to simpler times when they weren't messing with my D&D hobby
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 02, 2007, 03:57:40 PM
I just posted something here and then decided it was too big a spoiler and removed it :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 02, 2007, 03:58:53 PM
I take it she is a good ghost and the others will try to kill us
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 03, 2007, 06:14:02 AM
Does the pendant look anything like the bits of gem that exploded killing the monks and injuring the abbot?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 03, 2007, 09:47:21 AM
Did I miss that somewhere?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 03, 2007, 09:57:34 AM
From page 14 of this thread.  You must be getting old and forgetful, like me, CH ;)

Those of the group who search the remaining three bodies observe that they bear burn marks and singed clothes. The one slumped up against the pillar bears the most severe burns (especialy to his face and right hand) as if he had been at the center of an explosion of some sort. The other two must have been caught in the blast. Given the way they've been hurled up against the door it's highly probable that the abbot was hurled across the room by the blast and landed up against the altar.

Two pieces of a broken amulet lie on either side of the badly burned monk, torn assunder by whatever explosion brought his life to an end. One of the figures by the entrance has an expression of sheer terror upon his face, whilst the other (and the burned monk) were clearly afraid, but not so much, as if something had bolstered their courage in their last moments. Each of the monks wears a square amulet about his neck bearing the symbol of a stylised white hand.

The abbot himself is unconscious but still breathing (he's badly wounded and also suffering from a hell of a lot of subdual damage too).

The list of the dead has been updated. Can I attach mp3's in the attachment area? I've got some nice suitable music files.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 03, 2007, 10:32:53 AM
Thanks for the update Keeper. I forgot about that.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 03, 2007, 11:33:45 AM
You're welcome :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 03, 2007, 05:43:41 PM
Does the pendant look anything like the bits of gem that exploded killing the monks and injuring the abbot?

Short answer: yes.
Long answer: yes but we'll need to see if your character notices that yet (it'll be obvious eventualy but how quickly you realise will depend on perception, logic & stuff).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 03, 2007, 06:00:32 PM
So don't you just roll a check against his Int?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 04, 2007, 03:38:09 AM
Raul has not no chance, then.  But when he does - he'll be sure to let Aurum know ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 04, 2007, 12:35:35 PM
So don't you just roll a check against his Int?

Hey it was late last night and I didn't feel like rolling any dice or making a very judgemental decision.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 04, 2007, 04:13:48 PM
Sounds good to me
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 05, 2007, 04:04:20 AM
Does the pendant look anything like the bits of gem that exploded killing the monks and injuring the abbot?

Short answer: yes.
Long answer: yes but we'll need to see if your character notices that yet (it'll be obvious eventualy but how quickly you realise will depend on perception, logic & stuff).

Did anyone notice how I had the abbot tell you the sacred amulet blew up when they tried to turn the creature? That was a snazy way of avoiding having to check if you'd noticed or not :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 05, 2007, 05:11:22 AM
 :icon_scratch:  :Doh!: Is this something our characters would realise? Would you be able to make things like thia into Spoilers in future?

It sort of interferes with the suspension of disbelief to be told the "behind the scenes" stuff all the time.  :icon_neutral:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 05, 2007, 05:29:57 AM
Would you be able to make things like thia into Spoilers in future?

I would be able to if I could work out how to do it. The main reason for my post was that everyone had just gone silent as if waiting for something from me (when I had just posted something). I got a nasty suspicion that everyone was waiting on this one tiny little query of theirs and wanted to point out that it had already been dealt with.

If anyone's wondering what Fabian & I were talking about, I went back and edited my post after reading his responce to it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 05, 2007, 07:26:57 AM
Oh ok, that explain why I was a little most for a second. I didn't post anything because my group is over in the other building and you said we needed to wait during the search so the other group could deal with the abbot.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 05, 2007, 07:35:05 AM
:yeahthat: Exactly.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 05, 2007, 11:06:24 AM
And I'm sort of waiting because I'm giving Fabian (and to a lesser extent Rod and Alex) a chance to interract with the abbot because, depending on how thorough the search of the infirmary is, it could take a very long time indeed (and as I mentioned earlier, talking is quicker).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 05, 2007, 11:36:46 AM
I know Fabian has been on recently. Have Alex and Rod been busy again? I have not noticed them on much of late.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 05, 2007, 01:08:06 PM
Oh... I thought you said you wanted us to concentrate on the search? That's why i held off from any further waffling with chubby chops the abbot.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 05, 2007, 01:22:16 PM
Oh... I thought you said you wanted us to concentrate on the search? That's why i held off from any further waffling with chubby chops the abbot.

Nope, the search could easily take over an hour (depending on how thorughly they search and how thoroughly they investigate the objects they might find). Speaking with the abbot hasn't taken anywhere near that long yet. I actualy might need to go back and edit what the abbot said ever so slightly but I think I won't (he's dazed so he's allowed to make mistakes regarding facts to begin with and it's only a very small mistake that could easily be covered by fear, shock and assumption).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 06, 2007, 12:05:12 PM
Thanks for working that one in Fabian. That will bring us back together and move things along now :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 06, 2007, 03:51:34 PM
So who found the potions? There are two but three of us in the room.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 07, 2007, 07:46:02 AM
Well I think Kiaphas wasn't searching so it would've been Aurum or Raoul.

There's an update coming but it'll be delayed (got to do last night's washing up and sort a few other things out).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 07, 2007, 07:47:24 AM
Ok so then it would be one for me to hold and one for Raul.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 07, 2007, 08:05:29 AM
Sounds good to me.  I'm thinking we might need some more healing.  This beastie sounds neither wee nor timorous. :(
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 07, 2007, 08:17:52 AM
I figured it would be smart for me to have one since I will be right in front of it fighting it while the rest can fan out. I hope whatever touch attack it has isn't that devastating.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 08, 2007, 09:09:46 AM
Wow, that Abbot has good hearing! Okay, someone help out the guy who's been absent - has anyone already found these things he's talking about - i.e. the coffer, and the relics in the archives?  :icon_wink:

Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 08, 2007, 09:52:16 AM
The coffer he is talking about is a stone box with a puzzle lock (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=761.msg13543#msg13543) on it that is upstairs. No one figured out the code yet. The relics that are downstairs are behind a secret wall (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=761.msg15323#msg15323) that none of us figured out the code for as well.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 08, 2007, 09:56:13 AM
Aha! I thought that might be the case! My memory was a bit fuzzy though. Thanks! Balgy, are you wanting us to solve this ourselves or can this be resolved with Alarian being a smart-alec know it all?  :icon_wink:

Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on September 12, 2007, 03:28:25 PM
Any chance of getting the box's solution now the Abbot's opened it?  While it would only take a minute or two at most to crack it by trying all the buttons, that doesn't help when the box is an image file and some electronic notes.  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on September 13, 2007, 03:26:09 PM
Quote from: keeper and Balgin
That makes sense, but ...

My rusty maths tells me that there are probably something in the order of 350 routes to be taken (excluding an average rate of hitting false paths).  I'd rather find someone to interrogate before they expire.  We can always come back.  And besides ... once we get downstairs Raul can share the info about the gems that the thief wants to nick ...

----

I'll assume Rogan does something because Rod's slightly absent at the moment, right?


Just a few things I missed while on holiday.  I have to apologise for being more absent than I thought I would, and I should probably explain a bit more: First month I had a qualifying exam to revise for (failed  :icon_neutral:), went to Austria for a week then came back to do a viva voce exam (also failed).  I had to write an appeal letter (unsuccessful), had a holiday in France for 10 days, and I'm currently waiting to have my final appeal meeting on Tuesday, at which point I'll know whether I can stay on at medical school and redo the second year or whether I've got to find something else.  I'm hopeful about this, as I'm currently in the process of being diagnosed for dyspraxia (took long enough! :icon_scratch:), which has been royally screwing up my learning for the last two years as I haven't had anyone to organise me. 

So, as you can see, I've had quite a lot on my mind...


In answer to keeper, there's nothing like that.  It would have been a straight brute force approach that meant you had to push a little under the # of buttons x2.  Press the silver one, then the top left corner one.  If the silver stays down, mark it as correct and try the next one along.  If it pops back up, it's wrong and you repeat with the next button.  So long as you work through methodically you'll eventually have marked all the correct buttons, at which point you press down the silver one last time before pressing down the ones you've marked as correct. 
With only 47 buttons to try, I reckon it would take just over a minute to mark all the correct buttons and open the box.  Quicker that trying to solve a 2 cylinder combination lock, let alone the standard minimum 3 cylinder one.

Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 13, 2007, 04:50:50 PM
Sorry for the delay guys, I'm adjudicating the difficulty on that bardic knowledge check since I'm trying to work out what to relate it too. What I'll probably do is roll the skill check first and then see if I need to work out how hard it is or not :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on September 16, 2007, 01:55:02 PM
Hmm.  Question is what to do now?  We've been hired to protect Naedath, and I don't want to leave the Abbot here alone.  On the other hand, there's probably a fair bit that needs putting right on the island, so the sooner we start on that the better.  What I don't particularly want to see is the group splitting up into an adventuring half and a babysitting half...  not least because Rogan would probably end up in the latter.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 16, 2007, 02:12:01 PM
OK, protecting Naedath was our original mission; I say this has now been over-turned by what's happened. There is no way we are splitting up the party. We need to piece together what we know about the artifacts and unlock the secret area. There has to be some sort of either 'destruct button' or prison for this thing and we need to work out what it is and where it is.

Are the gems important? I feel that they are but I'm kind of lost as to how they figure into it.

Either way, the abbot has to stay here; bringing him along is not an option in terms of speed and any fights that occur. Same with Naedath; it makes sense to me to have them hole up here rather than slow us down. They're information providers, and we need to pump them for as much as we can.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 16, 2007, 02:26:46 PM
IS neadath actually a wizard? Is he of any use to us in a fight? I know the abbot isn't. I figure we are protecting them by Killing or at least imprisoning whatever is killing everyone. I think the gems were part of what was holding it back so I think we will need them at some point.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 16, 2007, 04:08:42 PM
IS neadath actually a wizard?

Yes.

Quote
Is he of any use to us in a fight?

The answer to that one's not so obvious. Sort of a maybe :p. Remember that first and foremost he is a scholar.

I'll see about posting an update sometime tonight or tomorrow. It's just that I've suffered some bad news recently and it's affected my motivation a bit :(.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 16, 2007, 04:46:12 PM
I reckoned that he might be of more use in that he may have information-gathering spells; I couldn't see him keeping a maximised fireball up his sleeve.

We need a bit of clerical positive energy channeling if we do meet the thing (undead/outsider?)

Balgin - very sorry to hear that, please don't feel any pressure to add any more until you feel up to it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 16, 2007, 10:38:10 PM
Real life and family first.

Well I am not sure if we should leave him (Naedath). He might know what to do with everything when we find it all, or how to hurt the thing when we finally see it. Hell maybe he can be a support caster for us.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 17, 2007, 03:06:02 AM
Let's ask the old geezer himself; if he reckons he could be valuable then fine. If he's just going to cast identify then pffff.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 17, 2007, 03:16:24 AM
Sounds like a solid plan to me
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on September 17, 2007, 04:22:35 AM
Let's do it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 18, 2007, 03:47:48 AM
Where is everybody?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 18, 2007, 05:30:59 AM
Still here.  Just waiting on Balgin, I think - and he did say (somewhere, I can't remember where) that he was having a bit of a tough time IRL, IIRC.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 18, 2007, 09:17:14 AM
Yeah something family related. I hope all is well. So we just need a few players to check in and we will have everyone ready for him when he gets back. Time to kick some incorporeal butt!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 18, 2007, 10:27:58 AM
If it is incorporeal (I have a feeling it's all too corporeal now) we'll be screwed - I've got a magic weapon (oo-er missus) - has anyone else?

Also if it's undead or an outsider, it may have the ability to create minions, so what's the betting we have to face undead monks at some point?  :Doh!:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 18, 2007, 10:32:19 AM
My axe is magical and the knife I found is too. I gave the magical sword to Keeper so we have a few magical weapons to help us and I hope the we have enough casters (divine or arcane) to balance.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 18, 2007, 10:43:26 AM
so what's the betting we have to face undead monks at some point?  :Doh!:

Have you been looking at my wishlist again recently? :p
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 18, 2007, 10:47:39 AM
so what's the betting we have to face undead monks at some point?  :Doh!:

Have you been looking at my wishlist again recently? :p

Glad this is the OOC thread.  It means I can say ...

<flashback>
Dark Disciples of the Red Redeption ... Mmmm ...
</flashback>

:D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 18, 2007, 10:51:43 AM
 :whatchutalkinbout:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 18, 2007, 10:57:37 AM
Slightly random tangent in my head. Linkage:

http://www.solegends.com/citrr/rr16redredemption.htm
http://www.solegends.com/citrr/rr16redredemptionm1.htm

:D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 18, 2007, 11:09:59 AM
Oh I want those now!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 18, 2007, 11:12:15 AM
Sorry Mike.

They are nice, though, in an old-school way.  They're kinda awful and nice at the same time.  I like 'em :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 18, 2007, 11:15:20 AM
Ah, the unit. I remember them in the Regiments of Renown unit profiles that came with one of my old citadel orders (but mysteriously didn't come in the blister with Golgfang's ogres, you know, back when they actualy looked like ogres and and came in a pack of six with one who's mace always broke off, not when they remodelled them as a heap of crud* in the 90's).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 18, 2007, 11:16:58 AM
Gosh that's going back a long way now!  :icon_wink:

OK, so we have the magic doo-dads. Cool. Now we just have to find it... we need to look at the dig-site itself and the tower methinks.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 18, 2007, 11:44:31 AM
I think we should go to the tree first, then the mine site.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 18, 2007, 11:45:25 AM
There's a tree? Blimey, I really need to read this thread in more depth.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 18, 2007, 11:50:19 AM
There's a tree? Blimey, I really need to read this thread in more depth.

I was actualy going to post a "places you know of that you haven't been to" list soon to help you guys out.

Fabian, the best place to look is to read through the introduction (paying attention to Raoul's conversation with a drunken sailor) as he has now shared that information with the rest of the group (although he's left out some details).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 18, 2007, 12:03:36 PM
Cheers, Mr B; so the tree then? And its associated shrine?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 18, 2007, 12:09:20 PM
Exactamundo ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 18, 2007, 01:12:41 PM
Sorry Mike.

They are nice, though, in an old-school way.  They're kinda awful and nice at the same time.  I like 'em :D

No need to be. I love seeing stuff from before I was heavy into the hobby (or just on my Ral Partha kick).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on September 18, 2007, 06:22:37 PM
If I can find a quarterstaff or club, I can cast Shillelagh on it for a temporary magical weapon.

Oh, and my trident's magical.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 18, 2007, 06:25:26 PM
So we are a well stocked group.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 18, 2007, 07:26:57 PM
I think it's worth reminding everyone that it's around half two or even three in the afternoon and none of the characters have eaten a bite since breakfast so tummies might be rumbling.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 18, 2007, 07:28:40 PM
Aurum sat down and ate while they were trying to solve the code for the box the first time
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on September 18, 2007, 11:25:25 PM
Kiaphas eats something.

Unless he died of lack of oxygen earlier because I forgot to specify he is breathing. :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 19, 2007, 03:38:35 AM
Raul breathes again, and then eats something when he gets his breath back ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 19, 2007, 03:41:29 AM
 :icon_scratch: In that case, Alarian finds a privy and takes an unheroic dump.

Are we seriously stopping for lunch? In this situation, I think our brave heroes can go without eating for a little while - "Oh can't fight the monster from beyond time and space - got to finish me Subway"
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 19, 2007, 08:25:58 AM
Sooo... aside from eating do we have a plan?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 19, 2007, 08:37:00 AM
It looks like we do:

Ask Naedath what he thinks

Got to tree and shrine - see if any clues are there
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 19, 2007, 08:40:22 AM
Good then lets get going...Ohhh Balgin...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 19, 2007, 12:14:54 PM
All good ideas but this is the OOC thread :p. I'm thinking of making people suffer a few hunger penalties if they don't eat soon.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 19, 2007, 12:18:53 PM
 :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 19, 2007, 12:21:07 PM
Problem solved.  Now can we more on?

Oh, yea, nearly forgot - Raul will keep breathing unless I post otherwise on either thread  :icon_neutral:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 19, 2007, 12:23:31 PM
As one of my drama lecturers would say, in all seriousness, "Now, don't forget to breath!"
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 20, 2007, 11:17:58 AM
So has anyone decided where you guys are actualy going to yet? Once I've got that worked out I can begin a new thread :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 20, 2007, 11:19:48 AM
Balgin - see the posts above - we're going to the tree and shrine.  :icon_suspicious:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 20, 2007, 11:28:24 AM
I had already noticed that suggestion. I was just checking to see if everyone else was aware of it and had agreed to it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 20, 2007, 12:27:20 PM
Looks like it - I think everyone will be happy to go somewhere else, anywhere.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 20, 2007, 02:58:14 PM
Yep, thats the way I was leaning. Lets go!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 20, 2007, 03:03:04 PM
New thread coming sometime tonight :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 20, 2007, 03:04:41 PM
HMMMM... So does Abbot give up the secrets in the basement?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 20, 2007, 03:06:47 PM
Oh fudge... I forgot that bit, ah we'll come back and ask him. It's perfectly natural that the PCs would forget to ask with all the excitement.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 24, 2007, 08:50:09 AM
Can I have a volunteer please? There's an upcoming chance of me having to randomly pick a character for something and I think the best way to do it this time is to ask if anyone wants to volunteer.

We basicaly need to randomly select any character in the group exept for Aurum (it's anyone exept the one with the lowest wisdom score).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 24, 2007, 08:52:11 AM
Well that rules out the flame thrower. I guess he is off sharpening his weapons.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 24, 2007, 08:54:58 AM
Well that rules out the flame thrower. I guess he is off sharpening his weapons.

You've got a PM Mike :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 24, 2007, 08:56:53 AM
I guess Raul will volunteer - though I don't think it will be good :(
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 24, 2007, 09:00:29 AM
Well that rules out the flame thrower. I guess he is off sharpening his weapons.

You've got a PM Mike :).

I like the sound of that even less than Keeper does (without reading the PM yet) :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 24, 2007, 09:01:14 AM
I guess Raul will volunteer - though I don't think it will be good :(

Okay then. So now I need to know who's doing what, you know, following the spirit, going to examine the markings she made in the sand, standing around doing other stuff......

The Grimorden! Dun dun dun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :smalldiablo:

I've always wanted to use that smiley, just waited for the right moment/exuse to do so :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 24, 2007, 09:52:49 AM
Well, Raul goes after the bird, Alarian's looking at the writing.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 24, 2007, 09:56:49 AM
Quote
*u*r**

That's a tough one. If you can geuss the first letter then the others are pretty easy to work out.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 24, 2007, 09:57:41 AM
Quarry!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 24, 2007, 10:00:21 AM
Quarry!

Yep. That was it (although with the obscured letters the Q could be a C or an O but a Q makes the most sense).

Anyway, the Grimorden!  :smalldiablo: Now our villain is revealed! :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 24, 2007, 10:24:47 AM
Damn!  There I was thinking we should make haste to the Curry! ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 24, 2007, 03:32:57 PM
I guess things are about to get way more interesting.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on September 24, 2007, 06:03:55 PM
Whoa Nelly!

Jeepers creepers, Alarian's gonna start having his own crazy voice urging him on as well now (cool!).

Mr DM sir, opposed grapple check please, as well as shouting for Aurum to help!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 24, 2007, 06:09:52 PM
Who unstickied all the threads in my game? I'm putting them back in their place now but I'll need to work out which ones were stickied or not :(.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 24, 2007, 10:39:31 PM
I did, I hate having to scroll down a page to find the most up to date thread.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on September 25, 2007, 04:37:34 AM
I guess I won't be posting in this battle thread, then.  Suffice to say, Raul will attempt everything possible to break out of this possession that has taken him.

Balgin, please take note that Raul is trying to throw off the possession.  I'm posting in the OOC thread, as nowhere else seems appropriate.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 25, 2007, 08:54:45 AM
I did, I hate having to scroll down a page to find the most up to date thread.

Well I considered stickying the chapters too, and then considered stickying the current chapter's thread (and then unstikcying it when a new chapter begins).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 25, 2007, 01:14:23 PM
with the chapters I am just going to do put a post in all of them in order to reposition them (so they are all together in order).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 25, 2007, 09:10:59 PM
If we stickied all the chapters then there'd be almost nothing left that's not stickied. That's why I'm hesitating on it. Also I put links to the next one at the end of each of them. Should I go back and put links to the previous chapter at the beginning of each of them too? That way they wouldn't need to be stickied.

If I do go and sticky them 'though, they're already in the right order so we wouldn't need to add a post. Also, as the game goes on, there'll be more battle threads so stickying them might be a good idea afterall.

Oh, if anyone's wondering, the post I made in the notepad thread is for a completely unrelated game. It's been a long time since I made that post and the players have gone back to visit captain Haldin (the crisis isn't over yet as the townsfolk are still panicking) so I copied most of the posts featuring him to the notepad here as reference while I "get back into character" for that npc and then I'll remove it :). I just didn't have a suitable notepad thread there (but it's been a really great adventure 'though :)).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 25, 2007, 09:33:03 PM
No, don't sticky everything, that just gets on my nerves. No need to change anything you have done already. The links at the end of the thread are sufficient and things are labelled well enough. Anything else I can fix.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 25, 2007, 09:36:00 PM
No, don't sticky everything, that just gets on my nerves. No need to change anything you have done already. The links at the end of the thread are sufficient and things are labelled well enough. Anything else I can fix.

Just you wait untill a certain timed event takes place and there's tons of tiny little battle threads cluttering up the boards. Then it might be worth stickying all the chapters but not before :p.

Of course, there is a small possibility of consolidating all those tiny little encounters into one great big one (by getting chased from one to another, or some nearby noticing what's already going on) but hopefuly it'll just be fun whatever happens :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 25, 2007, 09:39:50 PM
I am sure it can be worked out at that time. Nothing wrong with Battle threads. I like the way the system is working with using those and then jut putting a recap in the main thread.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 25, 2007, 09:45:41 PM
I am sure it can be worked out at that time. Nothing wrong with Battle threads. I like the way the system is working with using those and then jut putting a recap in the main thread.

Let's just say that it's all going to kick off at a certain point in the near future. The current sqauuble is not a timed event. I really didn't expect it to be the first scrud* but it's kind of nice that it ended up happening first. It's a good bit of foreshadowing (and for some bizarre reason makes  me think of Enid Blyton books, I think it's the rock pools that give that impression, kids discovering something like a gun or a watch in rock pools that was dropepd from the top of the cliff in one of her "of mystery" or "of adventure" or "of something" books where they've all got the same bloody title with only a word or two changed and next to no descriptive writing whatsoever).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 30, 2007, 07:27:57 PM
So Aurum found one large gem in that tree? Were there supposed to be more?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 30, 2007, 09:18:16 PM
So Aurum found one large gem in that tree? Were there supposed to be more?

According to the bloke who told you about it, there should have been a few of them. According to the adventure, only one of them was in the hollow tree (and I know where the others are :)).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 30, 2007, 09:30:28 PM
As long as i didn't miss them I am cool. We can keep searching. I am sure there is much more to this.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 30, 2007, 09:42:58 PM
I want to put another secret number in the notepad thread but I don't need to do it yet and I'd have to subtract a number to make it what it is now from the number it shall be at a set point in the future so I might as well just wait 'till then and write it in (and then keep track of it).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 30, 2007, 09:44:57 PM
Secret number?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 30, 2007, 09:54:27 PM
Secret number?


Oh yes :). In fact there's at least two more secret numbers that I need to be keeping track of (the one I want to jot down and the one I really don't want to have to look up because that would mean you're all in big trouble).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on October 01, 2007, 03:49:05 AM
Enid Blyton - that made me chuckel.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 01, 2007, 08:13:16 AM
Enid Blyton - that made me chuckel.

Yeah, I think I can sum up the quality of her descriptive writing by quoting the following to you:

Quote
It was a hard fight but in the end Robbin Hood's men won.

That's it. That's her entire description of a battle. Oh her stuff's good, just not descriptive enough to hold more adult minds. Yes I can imagine it for myself but I'd like to know what she was thinking when she wrote it, know what I mean?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 01, 2007, 08:25:02 AM
OOC: Can I heal subdual damage whilst remaining active?  I thought I couldn't?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 01, 2007, 08:33:21 AM
If you lag behind the group and take it easy I think you might be ok. Maybe go back to the abbot and se eif they have found anything that might help. During that time you should heal a bit. I just figured you might want to save the potion because who knows what balgin is going to throw at us later.  
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 01, 2007, 08:53:47 AM
I'm concerned that if I can't heal subdual damage, the first hit I take will knock me unconcious regardless of the source.

I'll wait for Balgin's reply, and I can't help whilst walking, I'll take the potion.  If I can heal subdual whilst walking, then I'll refrain.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 01, 2007, 08:55:18 AM
a valid concern
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 01, 2007, 09:05:49 AM
I'll wait for Balgin's reply, and I can't help whilst walking, I'll take the potion.  If I can heal subdual whilst walking, then I'll refrain.

I think resting is allowed to include light activity (so slow walking with breaks should be fine). So no resting for walking back up the cliff path but strolling casualy across the island's surface ought to count. And then he could snatch a few breaks while people investigate things too.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on October 01, 2007, 09:24:57 AM
Healing Nonlethal Damage

You heal nonlethal damage at the rate of 1 hit point per hour per character level.

Is what the rules say, but it declines to say if this should be rest or if it just heals anyway.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 01, 2007, 10:13:14 AM
I'll walk slow and skip the potion for the time being.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 02, 2007, 10:24:46 AM
Okay so is everyone going back up the cliff now or not? I think it's worth remembering the message in the sand because it won't last long with those little waves lapping at the beach.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 02, 2007, 10:48:29 AM
Don't worry guys, Raul remembers everything up to the point he was posseseed.  The message in the sand was:

Gre*t *a*ger

Grimorden s*ek* freedom
Dimamasin w**l he*p
fi*d h** tomb b*s*de
the *u*r** a* s**thcr**n

He can remember that very clearly!  Which he read as

Great danger

Grimorden seeks freedom
Dimamasin will help
find his tomb beside
the quarry at southcrown
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 02, 2007, 10:49:30 AM
Did we figure out who Dimamasin is?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on October 02, 2007, 11:56:50 AM
Alarian just said about the message in the sand, we won't forget. We have no idea who Dimimasin is - my theories are that it's either help in the form of another spirit or physical help in the form of a weapon or a book (that Dimamasin used to own).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 02, 2007, 09:11:35 PM
The new thread's coming, I just need to check a note (I suspect that I remember something about the quarry that isn't mentioned in it's description, but is mentioned elsewhere).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on October 03, 2007, 08:26:57 AM
Just a word of caution, it can also be read as Dimamasin will help Grimorden find freedom, and the reason we're going to his tomb is to kill him properly dead so he can't.  It's a little less likely, but possible, so be on guard  :icon_wink:


Also, with the map showing "Ruins of Dimamasin's Hall" at the southern point of the island, no points for guessing where we're likely to be investigating soon... :shrug:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 03, 2007, 08:35:22 AM
A trip around the hill before diving into the mines might be a good idea.  Great spot, Rod the Word.  I don't think I came anywhere near the DC for the spot check on that one! :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 03, 2007, 09:35:03 AM
Great spot, Rod the Word.

And he's playing a cleric too :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 03, 2007, 09:36:22 AM
Where are we timewise in the day Balgin?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 03, 2007, 09:36:55 AM
Where are we timewise in the day Balgin?

I'd say sometime around 3 in the afternoon.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on October 03, 2007, 09:50:11 AM
Ooh, good catch on both points, Rod! Hadn't thought of that...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 04, 2007, 11:56:52 AM
Wow, I went to bed, went to sleep, got up, put the shoping away, spent about half an hour looking at my lovely new book and still nobody's posted anything yet.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 04, 2007, 02:15:58 PM
We fixed that
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on October 05, 2007, 11:35:47 AM
Well, strictly speaking we don't know about the ruins yet, so until we find out about them we've got no IC reason to go ambling around the hill to see them.

The other Grimorden/Dimamasin thing was just Rogan's private worries - he's not said anything yet, but he probably will sooner or later.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 05, 2007, 06:58:23 PM
Wow, Alarian's diplomacy roll is a shocking 26! I'll deal with that later :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on October 06, 2007, 02:35:25 AM
Awesome! I love it when a plan comes together...  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 08, 2007, 06:21:33 PM
Look, look, Aurum's not looting the quarry! Don't worry folks, I'll post an update in a bit. I just wanted to wait a bit and see if anyone else wanted to post anything :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 09, 2007, 05:07:47 AM
Nope.  Raul is still a feeling rather beaten up.  So no posts here.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 09, 2007, 06:15:07 AM
but then again nothing is really happening right now (hint hint balgin)

Oh but it is. At least two secret numbers are currently changing and moving towards certain events :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 11, 2007, 09:40:51 AM
Just to let you guys know, there's a really bad cold going round my family at the moment and I've been suffering a lot lately. Hopefuly I'll be better soon (last night I couldn't breath lieing down unless I opened my mouth) but for now I'm feeling too bunged up to concentrate on this game (although I can still dip in to Deathtrap Dungeon as it's less in depth and less intensive).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 11, 2007, 11:21:40 AM
OK, Balgin.  Thanks for letting us know :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 14, 2007, 12:21:39 PM
There's a new map in the handouts thread. I'll post an update in an hour or two's time (got to cook dinner).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 16, 2007, 09:11:21 AM
I really hope Jondyn gets absolutely mullah'd by the first (or maybe second) monster that he meets, if he meets any. Does anyone actualy like him? I mean I'm sort of playing him the way he's written (actualy I've made a little effort to make him more likable and less of an annoying twit*) but I really strongly dislike him so far.

I might aim to try and make him more like a guy who was in the room a few doors down from mine at colledge. He was a pillock (alch'y) but quite funny in his way. I remember him walking into the kitchen once when I was cooking and he started eating the cabbage I'd cut up to put in the soup (he just saw food and went for it). About half a minute later he began tasting it and the look on his face was priceless :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on October 16, 2007, 01:38:01 PM
Well, I was kind of hoping to keep him out of the way of any monsters, being heroic and all that.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 16, 2007, 04:35:17 PM
I'm thinking of posting an npc character sheet for Naedath in the character sheets section since I can definitely see him playing a more active role in the second half of the adventure (depending on if you guys want him to join in and help out or not). It'll mean I won't have to post really obscure stuff in the notepad or I could just post his daily spell lists in the character section (or the notepad afterall) which is fine too.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 17, 2007, 04:18:01 AM
I think having Naedath as a more active NPC is a fine idea.  As to whether you want to post a sheet or a charact block for him - that's up to you.

Sorry I wasn't online yesterday, my baby daughter is back in hospital.  So I'll only be online as and when I can.  I'm sure you all understand.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on October 17, 2007, 08:47:38 AM
Hope it's not too serious and that she recovers soon.   :icon_neutral:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 17, 2007, 09:39:35 AM
They think it is broncialitis (again), but she is better today than she was yesterday morning - which is a good thing :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on October 17, 2007, 09:46:13 PM
Ooh, that's a nasty thing - especially for a kid. Here's hoping for a quick recovery!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 18, 2007, 01:40:47 AM
They think it is broncialitis (again), but she is better today than she was yesterday morning - which is a good thing :)

Oh man that can't be good. I hope things get better for her.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 18, 2007, 03:31:04 AM
If only I hadn't started coughing this morning ... :(  But she is better again today :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 18, 2007, 09:32:48 PM
Okay folks, I'm going to be away 'till late on sunday evening.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 19, 2007, 07:22:33 PM
Glad she is getting better keeper. With Balgins break I can catch up.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 21, 2007, 05:36:46 PM
Okay, I'm back now :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on October 22, 2007, 06:01:45 PM
Speaking of needing gems, have the ones on the hill that were supposed to be smuggled off been found/mentioned to the group yet?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on October 22, 2007, 06:11:21 PM
Yep. 1 big gem.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 22, 2007, 07:19:22 PM
Aurum has it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 23, 2007, 02:18:17 PM
I've just checked and there isn't a single party member who can open that door the way it's meant to be done at the moment. There's ways of doing it that aren't the official way and I've even worked out a sneaky way you guys could do it too but I'm not telling (although I may give a few clues as you try to get it open).

Jondyn's going to see something in a bit that'll make him throw up :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on October 23, 2007, 03:48:51 PM
So.... there's a really cool thing that none of us can do... and something will happen that is really surprising.  :icon_scratch: Right...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 23, 2007, 05:59:49 PM
So.... there's a really cool thing that none of us can do...

Actualy one or two of you can do it (but to do that you'd need to work out what it is :().
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on October 23, 2007, 07:17:56 PM
Given the nature of this place, perhaps a Knowledge Religion or Knowledge Arcane roll could give us a hint?

ETA: Maybe we need Neadath down here?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 23, 2007, 08:36:03 PM
Given the nature of this place, perhaps a Knowledge Religion or Knowledge Arcane roll could give us a hint?

ETA: Maybe we need Neadath down here?

I'm working on it :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 24, 2007, 03:38:09 AM
Just a quick heads-up to you guys that I'm on holiday in the Lake District next week (what a great time of year to go there ! :Doh!:), so I'm not likely to be online.  Balgin/Mike, please feel free to zombie Raul as appropriate :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on October 25, 2007, 01:36:29 PM
Ahhh.. sounds like Rogan will have to use a turn attempt to channel positive energy into the door perhaps?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 26, 2007, 05:17:22 AM
Or you could just pray for it to open :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on October 27, 2007, 05:33:44 AM
Well, let's give it a try.  :shrug:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 27, 2007, 12:30:55 PM
What is the door made of? Can we hack it to pieces or maybe block the light and see what happens?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on October 27, 2007, 12:56:51 PM
I doubt we can attack it - it would be ridiculously tough. Maybe we still need the other gems as well as use of a particular spell or positive energy. Brute force won't get us in there. I hate doors.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 27, 2007, 01:34:00 PM
You're welcome to try blocking the light or attacking the door. However I've marked off Rogan's turning attempt and am working out some rules based stuff for it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 27, 2007, 03:43:57 PM
Just tossing out the idea. I wasn't going to do it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on October 27, 2007, 03:52:39 PM
Sigh.

I hate puzzles.

AND I hate doors.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 27, 2007, 05:42:59 PM
Where is Alex at the moment anyway? He's gone missing again.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 27, 2007, 07:53:46 PM
I am sure life and school are in the way of recreational online time.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on October 28, 2007, 12:16:59 PM
That's about to happen to me too unfortunately.  Lots of work building up at university, so if I'm needed and haven't posted in a few days, feel free to NPC Rogan.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 28, 2007, 05:09:55 PM
Well I'll three day rule Ivor on teusday (because I might not have time to do it tomorrow). Chances are I'll do it tomorrow instead to keep things moving but for now I'm happy to wait a bit.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on October 31, 2007, 11:44:32 AM
So, anyone want to rest for the night?  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 02, 2007, 04:29:07 AM
Wow, yesterday was the day that nobody posted anything, anywhere, at all. I don't just mean here. I mean on all the other sites & boards I check up on too :(.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 02, 2007, 06:05:35 AM
Thats an odd coincidence
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on November 03, 2007, 12:00:40 PM
Probably nursing hangovers from Halloween parties  :icon_beer:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 06, 2007, 12:02:55 PM
Wow but it's gone quiet. I think I'm actualy going to have to read back through the last efw pages of this thread to see if anyone's announced an absence or not.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 06, 2007, 12:11:09 PM
You are right. I was waiting for some people to post. If you need to send out a few PMs and see if they respond. Let me know if I can help.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on November 06, 2007, 12:23:30 PM
I just posted a small suggestion.  Dunno what you guys think about it?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 06, 2007, 12:27:26 PM
I just posted a small suggestion.  Dunno what you guys think about it?

I think player absence is always a good way of sorting out how to split the group if some folk want to head off and do something while others remain behind. It's less artificial than suddenly making a character temporarily unavailable without a good exuse.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on November 06, 2007, 02:58:59 PM
Fine by me, daddio.  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 06, 2007, 03:04:17 PM
I am ok with it :bludrgn2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on November 06, 2007, 06:37:54 PM
yup
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 07, 2007, 11:38:37 AM
After a few years, Raul glaces back to see who else is joining them.

Corrected to yards but the typo was funny :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on November 07, 2007, 11:40:02 AM
After a few years, Raul glaces back to see who else is joining them.

Corrected to yards but the typo was funny :).

Well, things are dragging a little at the moment! ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 08, 2007, 01:19:28 PM
Sorry for the hold up guys but there is an actual reason for it. The graveyard might not even have a keyed entry (or if it does then it's very hard to find). I'll make something appropriate up if I have to but I seem to remember a few details from the graveyard so that means there must be something written down and I must look for it....
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on November 08, 2007, 06:20:47 PM
I'm quite busy at the moment, so you can assume that Rogan's back burying bodies and filling in Naedath and the Abbot with what they've found thus far and asking for their advice.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 15, 2007, 06:43:25 AM
Wow, I know it's gone all quiet but you guys did insist on going to the most boring & empty location on this island :p. I didn't mean for you to get put off by nothing happening but the visit to the graveyard really is fairly uneventful.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on November 15, 2007, 07:11:24 AM
OK - I'll try and think of something else, then! :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 17, 2007, 07:11:45 PM
There'll be a slight delay as I need to laod up one of the 3d scenes and take at least 3 or 4 screenshots before posting the next update.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 17, 2007, 07:25:44 PM
Sounds good to me. It gives me a second to catch up.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 23, 2007, 11:48:49 AM
Wow, that was a pretty major discovery (and it's possibility was a good reason for delaying anything else that'd happen back down at the bottom of the tower afterwards). I think we can assume that Jondyn went back to the monastery. He'd be pretty bored with the tower, it doesn't exactly interest him much. But I think he might've actualy come to the tower afterall.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 04, 2007, 09:39:42 PM
Slight delay folks: I'm deciding if I want the area beneath the tower to have it's own thread or not. Ad I'm currently leaning towards not.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on December 05, 2007, 05:54:54 PM
Hmm, could that green beam be the other side of the false wall we saw earlier or is it too far away/the wrong direction?  The mural on the wall showed the demon being trapped in a black sphere too, and the iron gate was opened by a demon-headed key.

Either way, I think it's a bad idea to do much more, if anything with it for now - I'd come back to the abbey, rest the night and tackle it in the morning when we're fresh and I can heal any casualties we might take down there.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 05, 2007, 06:07:55 PM
Hmm, could that green beam be the other side of the false wall we saw earlier or is it too far away/the wrong direction?

Well it's pointing in the right direction but I might make them make a survival roll to realise that :). Don't worry Rod, we know you're waiting for them to get back to the abbey :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 05, 2007, 07:12:29 PM
Sounds like a solid plan Rod
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on December 06, 2007, 08:05:31 AM
Don't worry Rod, we know you're waiting for them to get back to the abbey :).

It's not a problem - I'm really busy right now, so I'm actually glad of the legitimate break.  I just don't want anyone getting killed.  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 06, 2007, 12:22:46 PM
So is it safe to assume that everyone's heading back to the monastery now?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on December 06, 2007, 06:20:27 PM
Yes for me.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 06, 2007, 07:20:22 PM
I think that is a yes all around from what we all typed in the game thread.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 06, 2007, 07:32:40 PM
I'll start a new thread sometime tomorrow for arriving back at the monastery then :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on December 07, 2007, 04:05:23 AM
A belated yes from me :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on December 07, 2007, 04:50:14 PM
I thought I'd sip a Baileys and hang at the tower, but on reflection I shall also go back to the monastery.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 07, 2007, 05:05:09 PM
Don't worry guys, it'll happen. I'm just feeling a bit lethargic at the moment and fancy doing something not very creative for a bit. I'll be feeling fine sometime later 'though.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on December 08, 2007, 04:58:40 PM
Remember to relock the gate behind you guys - it may be for more than just keeping people out.  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 08, 2007, 05:27:32 PM
Remember to relock the gate behind you guys - it may be for more than just keeping people out.  :icon_wink:

Well the trapdoor closes after five minutes if they leave it open. Fortunately there's a level on each side but I'm happy to assume they lock the gate.

Rod, you've had about 20 minutes to half an hour at the abbey. What did you want to do with the bodies? There's rather a lot of them and many are pretty spread out so I'm not going to assume you can move them all. So it'd help if you let me know what you wanted to do with them.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 09, 2007, 10:37:23 PM
So are we one our way back to the abbey now?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on December 10, 2007, 07:33:25 AM
Yes.  And we remembered to lock the evil gate :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on December 10, 2007, 05:59:24 PM
Rogan will have checked in on the Abbot, then begun to move bodies from the lower floor into the courtyard, closing their eyes and setting them in a rested position etc.

He'll be waiting for help from the others before trying to take any from upstairs.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on December 11, 2007, 02:52:30 AM
I've had connection issues the last couple of days.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 11, 2007, 05:10:51 AM
I've had connection issues the last couple of days.

Don't worry, I've only had five or six hours' sleep in the last fourty eight hours so I'm knackered (as I'd ideally need two or three hours more than that). That's a total. I can easily get by on four or five hours sleep a night but three's simply not enough (and I prefer to get a lot more than I need).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 13, 2007, 02:35:50 PM
There's more but I didn't want to find out the letters per post limit the hard way so I'll post again in about an hour and a half's time.

FYI it is 20,000 characters
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 13, 2007, 04:01:28 PM
Right, well there's two and a half pages of it so I'm assuming it'll take a few posts.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 13, 2007, 04:05:56 PM
No problem. Just a suggestion but if you can just use a word processing program like word (or whatever you haver access) to and it will keep track of the character count for you. I always use it for anything long that I am going to post (that and it spell checks for me)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 13, 2007, 05:40:21 PM
I reckon the elves must've been pretty crud* at defending their kingdom if they kept getting invaded and the only place they could actualy defend was their capitol city. It sort of started getting repetitive around the third time :p.

Anyway, with all that useful background information hopefuly soon everyone'll know exactly what's going on.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on December 14, 2007, 05:23:07 AM
I suggest we stick that ruby in its slot ASAP then.  We don't want to see anyone getting dominated at the wrong moment.  Not that there's ever a right moment, come to think of it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 14, 2007, 08:44:27 AM
We already had a taste of that I guess. We need to find those other gems too.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 14, 2007, 08:53:07 AM
We already had a taste of that I guess. We need to find those other gems too.

No you didn't :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 14, 2007, 08:59:27 AM
Oh I thought that wasn't the demon who did that...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 14, 2007, 09:09:58 AM
Oh I thought that wasn't the demon who did that...

It wasn't, therefore you did not get a taste of that.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 15, 2007, 07:04:01 AM
I think Fabian's missing again for a bit :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on December 15, 2007, 07:31:21 AM
I had a job interview yesterday, so I've been genning up for that and I was away for around 16 hours yesterday. Suffolk to North Yorkshire and back.  :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 16, 2007, 09:36:55 AM
There, I bet you all thought it'd shine green didn't you? :p
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: keithdone on December 17, 2007, 08:49:18 PM
I came across this game a few days back and have just come up to speed on wht the group has done and where they are up to. Excellent reading guys and I hope you continue the adventure and unravel the mystery and confront the nemesis of Guardian Island.  :clap2:

Regards,

Keith Done

Designer of DA: Guardian 
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 17, 2007, 08:59:49 PM
:welcome: to the forum. As you can see we are enjoying your adventure. I hope to see you around here.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: keithdone on December 17, 2007, 09:14:49 PM
I will watch the advetures of the players here on a daily basis. I wrote the original version of DA: Guardian and DA:Shadowland, in 1992 and translated it into 3rd Ed d20 for Auran in 2000. It is a genuine thrill to come across this game and to 'sit in' on it.

Regards,

Keith
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on December 18, 2007, 03:42:20 AM
Well, Balgin's the one who decided to run it - we're just the bunch of reprobates who decided to play when we probably should be working  :icon_mrgreen:

Cheers for putting in the work to make it in the first place.  It makes a DM's job so much easier when you can pick up a stock adventure and know someone's already done most of the hard stuff.  I especially like it if I want to make a similar one - I tend to go overboard with traps and treasure unless I have a guide...  :Doh!:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 18, 2007, 04:48:47 AM
I will watch the advetures of the players here on a daily basis. I wrote the original version of DA: Guardian and DA:Shadowland, in 1992 and translated it into 3rd Ed d20 for Auran in 2000. It is a genuine thrill to come across this game and to 'sit in' on it.

Regards,

Keith

Ah, you know I found some posts of yours on a really obscure forum and considered contacting you (to invite you to come and have a look at how things go). I'm glad you're enjoying it. You'll see that I've changed some country names and a few other place names to suit my style but it's been played fairly by the book so far.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on December 18, 2007, 05:29:37 AM
:welcome: to the forum, Keith.

Glad to hear you've enjoyed reading the game as much as we're enjoying playing it so far! :D

Back in the game ... we (the ones that visit several sites on the island) are still moving bodies, right? and we don't know what the Abbot has told the others, yet?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on December 18, 2007, 07:39:40 AM
I will watch the advetures of the players here on a daily basis. I wrote the original version of DA: Guardian and DA:Shadowland, in 1992 and translated it into 3rd Ed d20 for Auran in 2000. It is a genuine thrill to come across this game and to 'sit in' on it.

Regards,

Keith
So no pressure, then, huh? :icon_twisted:
Only joking. Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 18, 2007, 08:48:02 AM
Aurum should be finind out right about now since I had him go back to see what was going on. I will then have him suggest destroying the bodies.

"If we're not going to burn the bodies, perhaps we should bind them?" asks Kiaphas. "Oh, and who has that gem?"

The fire breathing dwarf has it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on December 18, 2007, 02:49:23 PM
Which frickafrackin gem is it?!

Since Alarian is too nice to ask.


Hello, Keith - glad you're enjoying it. I hate mysteries (except Columbo but then that wouldn't be much of an rpg scenario) but I love the atmosphere of your writing.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 18, 2007, 02:54:38 PM
I think the red one
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on December 18, 2007, 06:49:07 PM
Balgy, where's the text where Neadath reads up on the functions of the gems? I can't find it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 19, 2007, 08:23:14 AM
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A Ruby to contain the Grimorden's power to dominate minds
An Emerald to contain the Grimorden's power to command the Dea
And a Sapphire to contain the Grimorden's power to cast Spells.

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Up ending the bag he tips out a rather large ruby onto the palm of his other hand. The stone is perfectly cut and barely fits into the palm of his hand (oh yes, it's big).

Yes, it's the ruby he's got.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on December 19, 2007, 08:39:02 AM
Rock on, let's do it!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 19, 2007, 08:50:36 AM
Sounds good so someone needs to tell Auarum whats up and then I can suggest we do soemthing with the bodies and return the gem in the game thread.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 19, 2007, 11:13:40 AM
I've shifted three more bodies to the big pile of corpses while you guys wait. That's all of them on the ground floor exept for one that's so obscure and out of the way I'm going to make an int roll for someone to see if they remembered it (because you only saw it a few hours ago and I don't think everyone noticed it).
Now bodies aren't easy to move. I mean, it's not always that easy to move injured people after an accident even if they've only got a sprained ankle or something and they're helping. Now imagine that's a load of dead weight that isn't helping at all (in fact the only thing it could do to make your job harder would be to actively resist, which dead bodies don't usualy do). So I'm going to assume that it takes 2 people about 3 or 4 minutes to shift a ground floor body into place. I'll make an estimate on the upper floor bodies in a bit.

So ignoring the bodies that Rogan and the others already shifted before you lot got back I'll say that abour 5-8 minutes have passed (during which time Naedath spoke to Alarian and the beacon lit up).

I'll probably be adding a new post to the notepad thread shortly too :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on December 21, 2007, 04:48:20 AM
I'll be AFK for the next week mostly. Visiting my sister, who has limited internet - and tends to hog what she has. :icon_ermm:

If I don't answer an action in a reasonable time, please puppet Kiaphas for me. Thanks.

PS: my 15yo neice Ingrid thinks your dragons look like ferrets, CH. :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on December 21, 2007, 05:38:13 AM
My last day online for a while, too, Balgin, but I think I already mentioned that, didn't I?

Anyway, still moving corpses, and looking a pretty lights, waiting for someone to tell me the info from the abbot...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 21, 2007, 08:47:52 AM
PS: my 15yo neice Ingrid thinks your dragons look like ferrets, CH. :icon_twisted:

God bless her. They kind of do, lol. I hope both of you guys have a wonderful holiday.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on December 21, 2007, 08:50:09 AM
PS: my 15yo neice Ingrid thinks your dragons look like ferrets, CH. :icon_twisted:

God bless her. They kind of do, lol. I hope both of you guys have a wonderful holiday.

Thanks Mike.  Same to you and yours, and everyone reading this :)

@Mr Teuful: Did she mean these?  :dragon:

Or these?  :Walkdrag:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 21, 2007, 08:50:47 AM
The ones in my sig  :bludrgn2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on December 21, 2007, 08:52:31 AM
The ones in my sig  :bludrgn2:

She's not wrong, is she? :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on December 21, 2007, 05:40:40 PM
CH has it right.

Merry Xmas one and all!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 21, 2007, 05:41:08 PM
Because it is the season to expect lulls in member's posting I'm temporarily suspending the 3 day rule 'till after new year's day :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 26, 2007, 02:54:30 PM
Since you posted in DTD is it safe to assume you are picking back up again?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 26, 2007, 06:24:35 PM
Since you posted in DTD is it safe to assume you are picking back up again?

Yep. I'm just waiting for you guys to tell me what you're going to do. I mean, I'm assuming it might have something to do with replacing the ruby in the room beneath the ruins south of the quarry in order to prevent the demon from mentally dominating anybody but I'm waiting to find out who'll go and who'll stay and stuff like that :). It's one of those "I need the players to tell me what they're going to do" moments.

Incidentaly has anyone seen Alex on recently? Ivor's become practicaly mute without him :(.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 26, 2007, 06:44:20 PM
I know Alex was busy with real life (med school I think), so please just take over Ivor for now. Unless one of the other guys wants to play him too for now.

I was waiting for you to cover my attempt at aurum going to find out what was going on. After that I guess I can have him go back and tell the others what needs to be done.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 27, 2007, 04:27:18 PM
Heads up folks, the nice mr Keith Done has emailed me some pictures of stuff to do with Eldoria (artwork that wasn't included in the adventures including a picture of Gurthor that I reckon Teuful will be interested in and a section on Theydori). If anyone's interested I could probably drop 'em an email in a bit :).

As the artwork (and writing) are part of an as yet unpublished book I'd like to ask people to respect the guy's rights. I reckon Mr Teuful deserves a look at the pictures 'though :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on December 27, 2007, 06:32:50 PM
Yes, that does sound very interesting! damian(underscore)lund(at)hotmail(dot)com.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 27, 2007, 07:34:53 PM
Wow that was very nice of him. I totally respect his rights with regard to the work and agree that the way you are doing it makes the most sense.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 27, 2007, 08:24:26 PM
Yes, that does sound very interesting! damian(underscore)lund(at)hotmail(dot)com.

I believe you sent me an email a while back so I should be able to simply reply to it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on December 27, 2007, 09:46:08 PM
Yup. and I realised that it's also available as one of the little buttons below my icon on my posts.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 01, 2008, 08:18:03 PM
When people are ready I'll move this one along (but I need instructions from more than one or two players really to get a good idea of what's going on). I'll send you that email in a bit Teuful.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on January 01, 2008, 09:56:54 PM
Balgin please list what you need from who so that we are all clear on it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 02, 2008, 07:38:26 PM
I'll post something in a bit.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on January 03, 2008, 05:47:13 PM
I thought the pedestals for the three gems were below the abbey?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 03, 2008, 06:17:54 PM
I thought the pedestals for the three gems were below the abbey?

Nope, there are no pedestals. The single pedestal has three fittings for the gems and is situated in the underground chamber beneath the excavations on the southern face of the Southcrown.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on January 04, 2008, 08:42:19 AM
Sorry about this, a combination of moving to a new job in a different part of the country and trying to sort out my other half staying with me for2 weeks have taken me a bit out of it.

I prob won't be able to go online for at least 2 weeks either after tomorrow.

So... Alarian confers with the learned guys at the Abbey itself.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on January 04, 2008, 09:26:56 AM
I hope all your minis and RPG suppliments are transported safely across the country, what with all this inclement weather and all, Fabian!

Oh yes.  Good luck with the new job :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on January 04, 2008, 05:13:36 PM
 :icon_tears: I'm taking a suitcase and a travel backpack... so no minis stuff for me  :icon_tears: I've got loads of books to take for my job and I won't get my PC sent up by Parcelforce until I get a house which won't be for at least a week.  :icon_neutral:

I don't even know if I have room to paint!  :icon_tears:

But new job!  :dragon:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on January 04, 2008, 07:22:37 PM
Congrats on new job! :clap2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on January 04, 2008, 07:52:00 PM
Thanks!  :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on January 09, 2008, 09:43:33 AM
Congrats on the new job mate. If there is no room you need to make some... :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on January 09, 2008, 09:50:16 AM
Any chance you can post a map of the area again, please, Balgy?  I'm a little confused as to where we ware!

Thanks!

@Fabian:  When do you join us in God's Country?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 09, 2008, 07:49:24 PM
There should be a map up sometime soon.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on January 10, 2008, 12:54:06 AM
@Fabian:  When do you join us in God's Country?
I didn't know Fabian was coming to Australia!  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on January 10, 2008, 05:15:13 AM
There should be a map up sometime soon.

Thanks :D

@Fabian:  When do you join us in God's Country?
I didn't know Fabian was coming to Australia!  :icon_wink:

So many rejoinders spring to mind ;)  But since I like Australians and would like to visit one day, I shall refrain!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 10, 2008, 12:22:29 PM
Oh heck. While you five pummel one zombie senseless I've got to run another battle thread with Rogan against all the dead bodies he's dragged into the abbey courtyard. I don't think I want to run them simultaneously so I might wait 'till this one's out of the way.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on January 10, 2008, 05:03:02 PM
Oh crud*.  And I was about to get unhappy at missing out on the action...  :icon_eek:

Would I be correct in assuming I'll be facing around 9 zombies of the standard commoner type?  Also, could anyone point me to the revealed map of the abbey?  I can't find it for some reason.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 10, 2008, 06:00:55 PM
Oh crud*.  And I was about to get unhappy at missing out on the action...  :icon_eek:

Would I be correct in assuming I'll be facing around 9 zombies of the standard commoner type?  Also, could anyone point me to the revealed map of the abbey?  I can't find it for some reason.

I'd say a few more than that  :icon_w00t:.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on January 10, 2008, 06:25:33 PM
Bugger.  I just counted nine downstairs on the dead list.  Then again, I'm going to have to try to fight my way upstairs to the Abbot's room where I assume Alarian and Naedath are still conferring with each other.

Time to show them zombies that dwarves o' the Axerager clan don't go quietly!
 :viking: :zombie3: :zombie3: :zombie3:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 10, 2008, 06:29:53 PM
Well I think the basic plan (hopefuly) is to do the fight at the ruins and then they'll probably head back to the abbey (maybe), by which point I can do a "while they were away" which'll build up to their return.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 21, 2008, 03:30:24 AM
I know Alex was busy with real life (med school I think), so please just take over Ivor for now.

Quote
Last Active:  September 24, 2007, 10:39:05 am

Yeah, I think I'll have to :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on January 21, 2008, 05:21:16 AM
I prob won't be able to go online for at least 2 weeks either after tomorrow.

So... Alarian confers with the learned guys at the Abbey itself.

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Aurum, Kiaphas, Raoul and Ivor leave the monastery...

Alarian hasn't done anything yet but I think we can assume he's done nothing

Well, considering he's back at the monastery talking to Naedath and the Abbot, I doubt he will be doing anything!  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 21, 2008, 06:24:41 AM
Yeah, why did I put him on the battlemap? I think I was knocking out portraits and went "don't forget him" and so did one, realised the others weren't in the fight yet, and included him because I'd done him. I've written him into the stuff that happened there now so I'm not going to go back and change everything (although I think I'll have him be the first to realise Rogan got left behind with most of the other bodies and decide to head back in a hurry).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on January 22, 2008, 12:30:46 PM
I hope hurrying means "within a minute or two", because I reckon that's how long I have if I try to take them on in straight combat.  Hmm, working strategies out now...

By the way, can Rogan see the green light from where he is?  That might give him some warning.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 22, 2008, 09:45:56 PM
Unfortunately it's a good 15-20 minute walk (distance plus crossing/circumventing a large hill). I'll start his thread in a bit. I'm going to be generous and place him away from the big pile (dragging back a body) when he notices the green light just as the corpse he's carrying begins to move.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on January 22, 2008, 10:20:15 PM
Well I hope he is ok with a tactical reptreat until the rest of the group can come to his aid. Maybe the abbot and sage can help hold them off for a bit.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 22, 2008, 10:48:14 PM
I can see you guys coming back to find zombies roaming the abbey and Rogan, the abbot and Naedath holed up in the abbots bedroom or in the sanctuary because it's got a boltable door :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on January 23, 2008, 07:56:19 AM
I can too, but I'd like to try to take a few down first.  Between Turn Undead, two magical weapons (via the spell), Spiritual weapon and all the rest I think I can do a fair bit of damage and be very difficult for them to actually hit.  Unfortunately most of that stuff's only going to last a few minutes, but on reflection I think I could take a good few of them down with a bit of luck and judicious use of healing. 

It would certainly be quite epic if they came back and found Rogan sitting on a pile of bodies cleaning off his mace!  :icon_twisted:

Would I get extra xp for beating the odds?  :icon_wink:

:zombie2: :bash: :zombie3:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 23, 2008, 08:19:28 AM
At his level he'll be destroying them (casting out the necromantic magic that's animating them) with successful turning attempts. Unfortunately he's got a limited number of uses and they're mostly spread about in small clumps. I'll get started on the next thread (and battle thread) then.

Unfortunately the squares on many of the battle map don't really line up with the walls very well so it might be a tad awkward. It's just a pitty that most of my Night Below players seem to be missing at the moment :(. I really wanted to get that going in january (and it's nearly february now).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on January 23, 2008, 09:12:38 AM
PM everyone who is missing, or make a post in the thread to get it going. I was excited about that one starting up.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 23, 2008, 10:08:40 AM
Well I'll phone Paul again tonight but I wanted a few posts from more players than 2 before moving it on incase the trest of the group wanted to do anything else.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on January 23, 2008, 12:04:40 PM
They may just be waiting for us to go into the camp we can see - I know I was.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on March 12, 2008, 07:02:00 AM
Just wanted to go bump, so I'm not three-day ruled ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on March 12, 2008, 08:26:01 AM
Well, as soon as we get back to the building, I'll start whacking zombies.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on March 12, 2008, 09:03:41 AM
Well, as soon as we get back to the building, I'll start whacking zombies.

Raul too! :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on March 12, 2008, 09:46:54 AM
Don't worry, hopefuly in a few round's time Rogan will run off and barricade himself in somewhere untill the rest of you guys return in about 45 minutes time.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on March 13, 2008, 07:54:25 PM
Just had a thought - with average rolls on my "HD turned" checks, I should be able to destroy 18 of the 21 zombies at the abbey with my three remaining turning attempts, assuming they're the basic 2 HD ones.  That's barring any rolls of 1 or 2 on my "highest HD" check anyway - about a 3/4 chance by my reckoning.

You never know guys, you might come back to find Rogan clearing up the mess!  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on March 14, 2008, 05:37:10 AM
Hurrah!  Its sad for the dead monks - but kick some Z-butt, Rogan ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on March 17, 2008, 10:54:28 AM
The only sad part is that they've been reanimated and that for some violence will be necessary to deanimate them ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on March 20, 2008, 10:42:38 AM
I'm away for the weekend, and might not be able to get back online until Tueday.

Have a good easter everyone :D  I shall be mostly eating chocolate and feeding chocolate to my two girls :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on March 23, 2008, 08:46:49 AM
Only 8?  I thought I was on 14 from where you said it had taken another 7.  That must have been without applying DR.  Hmm. 

Spiritual weapon should be able to dish out some damage as it strikes as a spell rather than a weapon, thus ignoring damage reduction.  Maybe I should try using that for a bit.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on April 14, 2008, 09:19:35 AM
Are Zombies flamable?  Has Aurum missed out on something? ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 14, 2008, 11:05:56 AM
I've been waiting for the chance to immolate them. That will be my first attack once I am within range.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 21, 2008, 07:33:48 PM
Okay, now that the "Rogan and the Zombie Monks" episode is (hopefuly) out of the way I'll contact Mr Done and let him know the boards are up and running again (and that the game's underway too :)).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on April 22, 2008, 03:07:20 AM
Yes, I'll wait until they get back, but why'd you have to add that Naedath and Alarian could be in trouble?  It just makes me want to go help them, and that way lies days more of one-player gaming...  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on April 22, 2008, 06:22:11 AM
Yes, I'll wait until they get back, but why'd you have to add that Naedath and Alarian could be in trouble?  It just makes me want to go help them, and that way lies days more of one-player gaming...  :icon_wink:

That is fine for me.  I am missing it a little, but I am not unhappy that the party has split up and the actions of the other party need to be resolved.  It beats sitting around reading rulebooks or old copies of Dragon which is what usually happens on these occasions in real life ... ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 22, 2008, 06:44:20 AM
Yes, I'll wait until they get back, but why'd you have to add that Naedath and Alarian could be in trouble?  It just makes me want to go help them, and that way lies days more of one-player gaming...  :icon_wink:

Because I needed to check the deadlist to see if the two upstairs zombies from 1j had been dispatched yet (they have).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 22, 2008, 12:17:27 PM
Yes, I'll wait until they get back, but why'd you have to add that Naedath and Alarian could be in trouble?  It just makes me want to go help them, and that way lies days more of one-player gaming...  :icon_wink:

Keep yourself safe at the moment. They can take care of themselves. The mage has his magic and the abbot was probably the most powerful priest on the island. I am sure they can handle one or two undead until the rest of the group arrives.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on April 22, 2008, 01:10:26 PM
I forgot about the abbot.  I doubt he'll be a massive help, recovering as he is, but that's definitely more potency added to Alarian's defence of the room.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 22, 2008, 01:12:07 PM
The mage has his magic

Well he might also have all the aggressive instincts of Mahatma Ghandi and all the combat effectiveness of Frank Spencer....
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 22, 2008, 01:36:08 PM
I forgot about the abbot.  I doubt he'll be a massive help, recovering as he is, but that's definitely more potency added to Alarian's defence of the room.

I forgot about Alarian. LOL at Balgins last post.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 22, 2008, 02:50:28 PM
I did actualy play a character like that once, it was quite possibly the second favourite character I've ever played to date.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 23, 2008, 09:49:08 AM
So is everyone happy for Rogan to simply hole up for 10-15 minutes while everyone else gets back to the monastery?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 23, 2008, 09:52:07 AM
I know I am. It will get the rest of us back in the game
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on April 23, 2008, 10:05:27 AM
Whatever he wants is fine with me :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on April 23, 2008, 10:52:13 AM
That's the plan. 
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on April 24, 2008, 01:02:42 AM
Ok!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 24, 2008, 11:20:04 AM
Easy guys, before I let you run up the stairs I need to check there are no corpses in the way :p. I'll be updating sometime tonight (it's late afternoon now) but I've got The Bill and then two episodes of Heroes to watch so it might not happen for a while yet.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 05, 2008, 10:42:29 AM
Will Aurum be able to step into the room and still use his breath weapon in the same round?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 05, 2008, 10:58:28 AM
As long as it's not a full round action then he can do it. It's a standard action, right?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 05, 2008, 11:04:15 AM
I think it is
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 05, 2008, 11:11:44 AM
You know, combat related discussions can go in the appropriate battle thread, you don't just have to post actions there as they're entirely ooc :p.

I know it was a while ago but some of you might remember that I was asking if anyone knew of any miniatures of zombie monks. I hope by now that you've all realised why I was asking for them :). I had pretty much everything else in this adventure covered (although the Grimorden could've done with it's own miniature, I was going to substitute a very late Ral Partha troll, from that closing down period when they tried out a new range of goblins and trolls and stuff that looked completely different).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on May 05, 2008, 04:10:32 PM
The old Disciples of the Red Redeption (http://www.solegends.com/citrr/rr16redredemption.htm)  The sculpts of their faces are so bad, but the rest of the sculpting is OK.  They could easily be used as zombie monks if you can get hold of some.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Fabian on May 05, 2008, 04:16:18 PM
Sorry, I'm going to step out of this one. It's been fun, but too much else in the fire. Too many irons going on. ;)

Have fun all!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 05, 2008, 04:20:10 PM
We always understand when real life comes first. We can just find a replacement and for the time being Balgin can NPC him.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 05, 2008, 06:29:59 PM
I thought you might say something like that Fabian. It's okay. Keeper, I've got the one with the quarterstaff and the shield (which always seemed odd, to have a large shield and a two handed weapon) but he's leaning on it rather than using it.

I was going to ask if anyone wanted to play Ivor, now it seems Alarian's available too.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on May 06, 2008, 04:52:21 AM
I like the ones with the spiked crushing weapons (I am not going to start an argument about mace/not-mace here!) :)

I'd be happy to run Ivor with your assistance Balgin, until you can find someone else who wants to step in.  Since I'm guessing that not everyone who might be interested is necessarily following this game, and a few characters have dropped out across all of your games, that a message in the general RPG section calling for players might be appropriate?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 06, 2008, 10:29:33 AM
I was actualy going to offer him to you before letting someone else take him over since your characters are close friends. So that's fine by me.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on May 06, 2008, 10:47:44 AM
Long term, I'm not sure I could keep up with all of his magic and character as well as running Raul in the same game.  I know I'd just end up getting confused, sooner or later!

I'm happy to keep Ivor going until someone else is available, though!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 13, 2008, 03:43:33 PM
Ok so we need to add Ivor to the list of 'player needed' characters
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: PaulH on May 14, 2008, 04:12:58 PM
Hi

If you need someone to run a character - especially spell casters - I can help.

Balgin - just let me know on our usual daily phone chat.

Cheers
Paul H
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 14, 2008, 04:51:40 PM
Looks like we have a player for Ivor (Balgin please confirm)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 14, 2008, 07:06:52 PM
Consider it confirmed.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 14, 2008, 08:41:20 PM
Ok so change the name on Ivor's sheet to Paul's
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 15, 2008, 09:50:35 AM
Ok so change the name on Ivor's sheet to Paul's

I was about to do something similar to Alarian's too :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 15, 2008, 10:27:57 AM
I forgot about that one, lol
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on May 16, 2008, 04:57:25 AM
* in a deep southern drawl* 'well us Canucks are pretty forgetable dont cha know, eh?' :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on May 16, 2008, 10:40:21 AM
From Ivor's character thread:

(especialy Raoul who still has about 12-15 points of subdual damage he hasn't rested off yet).

Now you realise why I didn't step into that fight ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 16, 2008, 10:47:58 AM
From Ivor's character thread:

(especialy Raoul who still has about 12-15 points of subdual damage he hasn't rested off yet).

Now you realise why I didn't step into that fight ;)

I know. I'm counting combat rounds to go towards your resting time since you're only watching.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on May 16, 2008, 10:52:51 AM
I know. I'm counting combat rounds to go towards your resting time since you're only watching.

That is so not true!  Raul is both watching and enjoying at the same time :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 16, 2008, 10:55:17 AM
It looks like Rogon and aurum have this one taken care of.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on May 16, 2008, 01:32:49 PM
It looks like Rogon and aurum have this one taken care of.


yup.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on May 16, 2008, 03:27:21 PM
Woo, the brothers dwarf lay down some ownage!  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 26, 2008, 06:57:18 AM
Oh great. Posts are missing. I won't make people redo the fights. I'll just try to remember them and sort things out from there.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 26, 2008, 09:28:25 AM
Sounds good, just do a recap post when you have the time and we can move on from there. We lost three days worth of posts.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on May 27, 2008, 11:29:36 PM
Oh great. Posts are missing. I won't make people redo the fights. I'll just try to remember them and sort things out from there.


thats easy, the Dwarves laid down a pummeling, and we all just waited around listening to the sounds of slaughter  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 28, 2008, 08:03:42 AM
I am just glad we didn't lose more. RIght now a recap will fix things and luckily it doesn't have to be that long.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 29, 2008, 06:20:31 PM
Just a quick note to everyone: I'll be going away for the weekend (to visit Paul, actualy) so I probably won't be posting much 'till late sunday night (unless I use his computer).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on May 31, 2008, 07:05:00 AM
Quick note to Hawkins - Cleave doesn't do extra damage.  Power Attack lets you trade accuracy for damage, while Cleave means if you drop someone you get a free hit at someone else.

This a good place to look up rules if you need them: http://www.systemreferencedocuments.org/35/sovelior_sage/featsAll.html (http://www.systemreferencedocuments.org/35/sovelior_sage/featsAll.html)

 :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on May 31, 2008, 10:08:53 AM
thanks, power attack it is. (feel the need to pull a rob roy on some poor undead thingy;) :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 06, 2008, 09:01:30 AM
I was going to declare the whole building clear but I haven't checked the lower level yet. You've definately taken out over half the zombies now and the rest are scattered among the outbuildings (so they could come back any minute - complacency is not a good thing).

I'm a tad busy now (last night's washing up) but I'll check the cellar in a bit and post an update soon. What I reckon we'll do is have Naedath and the Abbot call a planning/council session. That way I can slip in a nice little recap (to refresh people's minds) as their characters all tell each other what they've done. And then people can make decisions.

Does that sound good to anyone else?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 06, 2008, 09:20:12 AM
yes it does.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 06, 2008, 09:29:08 AM
Sounds great to me
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on June 06, 2008, 11:17:31 AM
character interaction? surely you jest!   :icon_wink:    im more than happy with it actually!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 06, 2008, 09:42:53 PM
Ok by me.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 08, 2008, 07:10:55 AM
Okay, so people are resting. Provided the night goes fairly undisturbed, how long are people planning on resting for? It's around 10 in the evening and I'm assuming people will sleep 'till at least sunrise (although I know I personaly don't like to be up and about before 10 or 11 in the morning and there are other people too who are also "not a morning person" so I'd like to know how long the group's resting for since there are still timed events and a clock ticking).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 08, 2008, 08:22:12 AM
Magic light spells notwithstanding, I think most pseudo-medieval characters would be asleep soon after dusk, awake at dawn -unless they've been partying - because artificial lighting would be expensive and moderately rare. I know Kiaphas, being the back-to-nature type he is, will be up with the sun.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 08, 2008, 10:05:12 AM
Sort of the same with Aurum since he was out in the wild for so long. He wasn't just a little amped up from the fight.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 08, 2008, 10:16:46 AM
Okay. And because there's a lot of dangerous stuff going on I'm actualy going to need to ask who's in which room and who's on watch when. It's safe to assume the ground floor and the first floor are safe (the lower level may not be, the same goes for the outlying buildings).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 08, 2008, 10:18:50 AM
Aurum can take first watch, but I have no idea what room we all decided to stay in.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 09, 2008, 05:07:13 AM
Raul rises with the sun.  I think the rooms suggested in the main thread is a great idea.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 09, 2008, 07:58:18 AM
Right, I'm going to have a bath now and then go off to catch a bus and play WFRP. I'll post an update when I get back this evening (and it'll be fun). I've temporarily locked the game thread so nobody contradicts the upcoming update before I get to write it (basicaly so nobody writes "we all wake up in the morning and go off to...." or something like that :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 09, 2008, 08:42:53 AM
Aarrrg!!  :Doh!:  We're all going to wake up already dead, aren't we?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 09, 2008, 09:06:36 AM
LOL Keeper

I guess we are going to get a surprise during the night
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on June 09, 2008, 10:32:25 AM
*points at mike* its your fault if i wake up dead! (in true paroanoia RPG fashion)  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 09, 2008, 10:51:21 AM
*points at mike* its your fault if i wake up dead! (in true paroanoia RPG fashion)  :icon_wink:

*Will someone prepare the HAWK-R-INS-2 clone, please*
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 09, 2008, 06:12:32 PM
*points at mike* its your fault if i wake up dead! (in true paroanoia RPG fashion)  :icon_wink:

Surely in true paranoia fashion you don't do that. You die and then your clone comes back and blames him for it :p. I've got a headache now (had it for about two or three hours so far) so I'm going to delay posting for a bit but I still know what's going in the next update (roughly).

I'm really still not very happy with Kiaphas' battle portrait. I picture him as being something more like the guy on the right in this attached picture but dressed in ragged browns and greys instead of green (and maybe with a hint of blue). Unfortunately a head and shoulders shot of that doesn't shrink down very well to battle portrait size (I might give it another try in a bit as the last time I did a quick rush job of it and might've done it in black and white too). If anyone can find something similar (and appropriate) then go for it. Of course Mr Teuful's choice will have a better chance of getting in than other folks' suggestions.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on June 11, 2008, 08:45:45 AM
Incidentally Balgin, the one on the left is very similar to how I see Hasta.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 11, 2008, 09:00:38 AM
Incidentally Balgin, the one on the left is very similar to how I see Hasta.

Want me to grab it for Night Below? It's concept art for a german game called Drakensang (that's not out yet). There were about 15 or 16 of these trio pictures (although some of them just had 2 characters in). Ivor's portrait is from one of their concept pics as well.

Last time I checked their website all the concept art was missing and they seemd to have changed art style. I'm glad I nabbed them all when I did.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 11, 2008, 09:05:45 AM
Balgin, you've pretty much got it. :clap2: I'm gonna surf the net for images and get back to you, but you've certainly got the right idea.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 11, 2008, 09:22:05 AM
I'm glad I nabbed them all when I did.

A sound practice. Sites change often and then you never find the image again.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 11, 2008, 09:26:06 AM
How big pixel-wise should the battle portrait be?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 11, 2008, 09:30:49 AM
I think he trims them down anyway so just post the raw pic. There are some great utilites online for shrinking images too. I use them for avatar some of the time.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 11, 2008, 10:15:44 AM
(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/mrteufel/Kiaphasthumbnail.jpg)

The hair's too clean, but it'll do.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 11, 2008, 10:51:10 AM
I like that one. I've trimemd it a tiny little bit so there's not such a huge ammount of sky around his head when it shrinsk down (shrunk down the sky took up too much of the picture) and it'll be going in on the next map update (although Aurum's currently standing over him so they'll be in the same square).

How big pixel-wise should the battle portrait be?

60 by 60 to comfortably fit into 65 by 65 squares. But I'll gladly shrink stuff down in photoshop or paint.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on June 13, 2008, 08:32:10 AM
Incidentally Balgin, the one on the left is very similar to how I see Hasta.

Want me to grab it for Night Below? It's concept art for a german game called Drakensang (that's not out yet).

Maybe, yeah.  I don't know - I like the head from the portrait picture you've got already, but this is much more her style of dress than the fancy dress the portrait pic seems to be wearing.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 15, 2008, 10:35:44 AM
Okay, Squall's fixed. I've also noted Klinn's damage in the notepad thread. So now people gert to get all paranoid about going back to sleep again ....
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 20, 2008, 02:22:17 AM
I'm going to be away for the next few days now. I'll be loading the instruments into the van, travelling down to London with my father, unloading the instruments from the van, setting them up, staying while he plays the music that he loves to celebrate his sixtieth birthday - and then loading them all back into the van, coming home and unloading the van.

I should be getting home on sunday (either around 3 in the morning if we leave straight after the gig, or sometime in the afternoon if we stay overnight).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 20, 2008, 02:27:11 AM
Have a good trip, Balgy!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 20, 2008, 04:51:17 AM
And happy birthday to Balgin's Dad :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 21, 2008, 06:12:14 PM
And happy birthday to Balgin's Dad :D

At seven or eight minutes after midnight we returned :). It's actualy his birthday on the 25th but today was the solstice and a weekend too so it was a good time for his friends to come (although the underground was hell as the circle line wasn't running so some people couldn't make it).

Everyone who was there had a great time and I might have some photo's to share later of the awesome Fortress of Sound :) (my sister took a lot of photos while we were down there so I didn't bother and I'll see if any of hers are good enough to nab).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 24, 2008, 12:41:00 PM
Okay, so we know that Kiaphas and Alarian would like to get some torches set up. Alarian's feeling too weak to fetch any 'though. I've got an update almost ready but I'll need to know if anyone's going to fetch light or not as that would affect my next post.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on June 25, 2008, 04:48:20 AM
Raul has no plans to do so.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on June 25, 2008, 07:19:32 AM
Kiaphas may be self-reliant, but he has enough Wisdom not to go running around by himself, especially feeling as crook as he does. Too bad for the drunk he doesn't know is in danger. :(
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 25, 2008, 07:28:52 AM
Funny you should mention him as he was due to geust star in the next update :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on June 25, 2008, 09:57:12 AM
 :Doh!:
hey guys in kinda under the weather at the moment, been ill'n for a week, so just carry on , im only posting when i have to at the moment.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 25, 2008, 10:37:34 AM
Take your time and feel better mate :tip-hat:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 25, 2008, 10:50:00 AM
Wow, and at the same time as your character's feeling weak and drained as well. That's scary. I hope you both get better soon mate (both you and Alarian :)).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 27, 2008, 05:28:14 PM
Looks like there'll be a fight thread and an intro post in a bit then.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 27, 2008, 05:28:34 PM
into?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 27, 2008, 05:40:17 PM
into?

Yeah, a whole big poetic "you burst into the room and see the zombie strangling the bloke" post before it goes into combat time :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on June 28, 2008, 10:37:50 AM
hee hee hee..... you are truely a dwarf of elegant wording balgin, even sick this still gave me a chuckle.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 28, 2008, 11:07:08 AM
Hope you feel better soon Hawkins
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 01, 2008, 08:13:06 PM
How much sleep did the group get?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 01, 2008, 08:30:31 PM
How much sleep did the group get?

Not a lot but there's a good eight or nine hours 'till morning - it's autumn so the nights are longer and the sun'll be coming up around 8 or 8 in the morning.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 01, 2008, 08:34:24 PM
Ok sounds good so we have enough time to get some rest then.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 01, 2008, 09:41:01 PM
Ok sounds good so we have enough time to get some rest then.

And not only that but Raoul will finaly get to rest off the remainder of his subdual damage! :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 02, 2008, 06:12:40 AM
Damned ghosts!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 02, 2008, 07:32:36 AM
Damned ghosts!
Almost certainly.


 :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 02, 2008, 07:51:23 AM
I'm pleased someone else is on my wavelength!  Thankyou Mr Teufel :icon_smile:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 02, 2008, 10:30:51 AM
Well it looks like Alarian and Kiaphas are tied for lowest xp but Hawkins is ill so it looks like Kiaphas is the "victim" here. Hope you don't mind mate but it seems like him again.

So ... Kiaphas is the first person to need the toilet (either sometime in the night or the morning).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: PaulH on July 02, 2008, 12:35:07 PM
After a rest (if we have any) Ivor will change his spell list for the day..
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 02, 2008, 02:50:49 PM
0: Guidance, Resistance, Mending

1: Bless, Magic Weapon, Summon Monster I
D: Cure Light Wounds

2: LEsser Restoration x2, Spiritual Weapon
D: Cure Moderate Wounds

Sorry guys - I'm losing track of days at the moment.  I blame revision :(
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 02, 2008, 03:08:32 PM
That's both spell lists sorted then (phoned Paul).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on July 02, 2008, 11:32:23 PM
ok for want of a better way of saying it, im on my feet again and well. so we now return to the regularly schedualed  program.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 03, 2008, 12:35:32 AM
Glad you are feeling better
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 03, 2008, 04:43:57 AM
Welcome back to the real world of ... er ... role playing games, Hawkins :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 03, 2008, 08:57:15 AM
I'd better look at my spell list...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 04, 2008, 04:45:27 AM
Hey guys.  I thought I'd better let you know that I'm on holiday all next week, so I'll not be online at all until a week on Monday.  Feel free to take the story ahead without me - I think most of you should have a good idea of what Raul will do in most circumstances :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on July 04, 2008, 06:26:21 AM
run and hide? or act like a troll with a sore tooth if he sees a concubine?  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 04, 2008, 06:34:34 AM
run and hide? or act like a troll with a sore tooth if he sees a concubine?  :icon_wink:

Yes :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 04, 2008, 07:36:10 AM
Have fun during the week off
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 06, 2008, 08:10:53 AM
Right, so keeper's on holiday. What's Mr Teuful's exuse?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 06, 2008, 08:16:37 AM
Mr Teufel hasn't got an excuse. Mr Teufel really isn't getting much out of this game. Sorry. I think you'd be better taking Kiaphas over as an NPC, as it's just not doing it for me. :(
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 06, 2008, 08:29:34 AM
I did wonder what was going on. My computer's been giving me problems these last few days so I was feeling a bit short tempered when I decided to check the boards to see if anyone had posted anywhere.

What is it that you're not enjoying mate? Hopefuly all the violence should let up soon and we can get back to some good old fashioned roleplaying. I understand that you're not enjoying yourself very much but is there anything you could specificaly point to and say you really don't like it?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 06, 2008, 09:56:25 AM
Obviously you can't do much about the pace of the game. But there's also the fact that as a druid/rogue I'm not much chop vs undead, and there's not been much that I can contribute. I'm thinking we should check out the body at the base of the cliff in the morning (should it ever come :P ) and if it's gone, ask our selkie friend to search it for us. I've got a feeling one of the gems we're after may be in one of its pockets.

(I'm going to bed now. Expect me to update Kiaphas' spell list in about 9-10 hours.)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 06, 2008, 10:00:37 AM
Sorry its been draggin a bit I can try to psot more frequently, and maybe Balgin can drop it too a two day rule to keep things moving. That might help.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 06, 2008, 11:34:41 AM
I'm thinking we should check out the body at the base of the cliff in the morning (should it ever come :P ) and if it's gone, ask our selkie friend to search it for us.

You know,that's actualy a default option suggested in the adventure. Hopefuly you'll be able to do more in the second half but the first one's pretty undead heavy. Actualy there are some non undead monsters in the first half but you wouldn't want to face them. They only turn up if you take your time. The longer you take, the more powerful the Grimorden's powers become and it starts summoning things ('though thankfuly not demonic things).

The second half is mostly undead stuff for all the incidental encounters but a lot of the big ones aren't dead stuff. Since everyone's a long way from levelling I'm thinking of just giving everyone a level (at the good mid way point) anyway to allow for xp from previous adventures and because the second half's tougher.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 06, 2008, 07:26:46 PM
I've just posted my latest spell list in my character's thread. Druids get Lesser Restoration!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 06, 2008, 07:56:15 PM
Yeah, isn't it a great spell? I'm happy to assume he's already cast it on himself if you want. Hopefuly most of the rest of the adventure won't just be fighting hordes of undead (although there's a bit of an undead theme in the second half, it's nowhere near as heavy as the swarm of zombies at the beginning). I suppose you could still mess dead things up with spells like entangle. Running out of the bath house calling for help (or having squall swoop down and claw and peck at the thing's eyes) seems a retty cool way of ending the encounter very quickly :).

Who was it that had the selchie's pearl? I think it was Kiaphas or Raoul (and if it was Kiaphas he could do a really cool prayer or sermon before hurling it into the sea to call upon her assistance). I'll see about putting those pictures up in the OOC thread as well.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 08, 2008, 10:30:30 AM
Pictures would be cool. Yeah I need to go back and read through a few posts to make sure I know everything that Aurum has :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 08, 2008, 11:05:52 AM
Pictures would be cool. Yeah I need to go back and read through a few posts to make sure I know everything that Aurum has :icon_wink:

Mostly from part 3 when he was plundering the entire abbey, I'll wager.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 08, 2008, 11:32:30 AM
Yep, hey everyone was dead why let the stuff collect dust.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: PaulH on July 08, 2008, 11:43:03 AM
Right - where do we go from here? Somebody mentioned something about a crystal or light-tower round here? Maybe we should go & explore a bit further.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 08, 2008, 11:45:42 AM
Everyone does realize this is the OOC thread right? Just felt like more people are posting in here than the game :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 08, 2008, 11:46:26 AM
Balgin is there a reason the main thread is still locked?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 08, 2008, 11:52:00 AM
Balgin is there a reason the main thread is still locked?

Yes. (http://www.customhobbyforum.com/index.php?topic=1849.45)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 08, 2008, 11:53:11 AM
Right - where do we go from here? Somebody mentioned something about a crystal or light-tower round here? Maybe we should go & explore a bit further.

Well there's a fight to resolve first.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 08, 2008, 11:55:04 AM
I thought you were going to 3 day it
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 08, 2008, 11:58:11 AM
I thought you were going to 3 day it

I was. Unfortunately my keyboard broke. I'm using an ancient backup keyboard at the moment and it doesn't always notice when I touch the keys (often missing letters out so I have to go back and put them all in, it's pretty frustrating). It might take me a while but it's a few minutes to six in the evening here so I've got plenty of time to get onto it before I head for bed.

I like the idea of Kiaphas backing out and having Squall swoop down for the zombie's eyes. That'd hopefuly get other people's attention too so it shouldn't be long now. I just need to get lucky enough for the keyboard to let me write it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 08, 2008, 12:00:33 PM
I know what u mean. My daughter spilled soda on my keyboard one time and all of the keys were stuck.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 08, 2008, 12:04:37 PM
Aurum is still in the kitchen looking for food so at least he should be close enough to hear anything if there is noise.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 08, 2008, 12:21:17 PM
I know what u mean. My daughter spilled soda on my keyboard one time and all of the keys were stuck.

Oh no, I smashed it repeatedly because it was either that or hit the computer for rfusing to admit that the CD/DVD drive actualy exists (for the second or third day running). So now the right hand end of the space bar is jammed down (and constantly pressing, which apparently serves the exact same function asscrolling down with the middle mouse button) which makes internet explorer pretty in-navigable.

My computer's being a pain at the moment.

So I'm using an old keyboard that unfortunately doesn't have buttons for play, rewind, fastforward and stop, but it does have the playstation buttons on it (you're suposed to be able to program them to anything you want but I've never managed it) and sticky keys that don't like going down when you press them.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 08, 2008, 10:19:54 PM
Sorry folks. Since the move I seemed to have lost notification on the IC thread. It should be ok now.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 08, 2008, 10:46:27 PM
If you have any other problems just let me know
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 08, 2008, 10:51:50 PM
Alright, so I've taken the spell off Kiaphas and given Rogan one back. Now we just need to see how Kiaphas handles the zombie. Alarian regains 2 con and Kiaphas 3 (so he's back up to normal since he was only down 1 in the morning).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 08, 2008, 10:56:38 PM
Does Aurum hear anything while he is messign about in the kitchen?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on July 08, 2008, 11:30:10 PM
so alarian is down 1 right?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 11, 2008, 11:47:00 AM
so alarian is down 1 right?

Yes.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 12, 2008, 08:38:52 PM
Did I miss the thread where Kiaphas was supposed to do something? I was waiting for the main thread to unlock so I could reply with his actions. :(
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 12, 2008, 08:42:24 PM
The battle thread Blagin created. It's ok he moved it on and now we can all get in on fun.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 12, 2008, 08:45:27 PM
Blast. Sorry.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 12, 2008, 08:48:24 PM
No need. What you can do is go to the DA board http://www.customhobbyforum.com/index.php?board=29.0  and click on the notify tab on the top right. Then when Balgin creates any new threads u will get an email letting you know. You can do that in every section of the forum.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 12, 2008, 10:46:05 PM
Did I miss the thread where Kiaphas was supposed to do something? I was waiting for the main thread to unlock so I could reply with his actions. :(

Sorry, since there were so many zombies in disparate groups I kind of decided to do all the zombie fights in the same thread. The zombie fight thread's actualy got 3 or more separate fights in it (but I somehow accidentaly made the council chamber battle a separate thread before remembering that I wanted to keep the zombies simple).

It's been moved on now and I'll hand out  afew xp to those involved (everyone). Then hopefuly people can get organised (I can provide a bit of a recap if need be).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 13, 2008, 02:10:17 AM
Ah, dear. Never mind.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 13, 2008, 08:24:51 AM
(I can provide a bit of a recap if need be).

Sounds like a good idea to me
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 13, 2008, 08:26:14 AM
(I can provide a bit of a recap if need be).

Sounds like a good idea to me
Ditto.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on July 13, 2008, 08:31:47 AM
(I can provide a bit of a recap if need be).

Sounds like a good idea to me
Ditto.

tritto.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 13, 2008, 08:44:08 AM
Motion carried!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 13, 2008, 09:23:39 AM
Oh you've got to be kidding. I was joking but I'll sort one out later if need be.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: PaulH on July 13, 2008, 04:24:38 PM
OOC: OK - now we've finished breakfast, are we going to check out this crystal that allows us to see the 'secret' door?

Cheers
Paul H
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 13, 2008, 05:18:27 PM
Sounds good to me. Are we going to wait for the recap first?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 13, 2008, 07:37:40 PM
Balgin, can I ask Squall to check the body at the base of the cliff for anything brightly coloured and shiny, and to bring such a thing back?

I mean, would Kiaphas know if that was a practical thing to do, or is Squall too limited in attention span or ability to carry out such a request?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 13, 2008, 08:07:14 PM
I think eagles are pretty smart and we all know they have the eyes to spot the stuff.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 13, 2008, 09:43:59 PM
Balgin, can I ask Squall to check the body at the base of the cliff for anything brightly coloured and shiny, and to bring such a thing back?

I mean, would Kiaphas know if that was a practical thing to do, or is Squall too limited in attention span or ability to carry out such a request?

Yes you can. It's nice to see druidy powers come into play (and I'm always willing to reward creative play). I'll factor it into the next update (but remember that you might need to cast speak with animals to do so). If you do need to then I'll let you change your spell selection (since you haven't used any yet) and sending Squall to scout out the corpse will be quicker than any of you lot walking there :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 13, 2008, 09:57:12 PM
Ah, but I've already taken 2x Speak with Animals. :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 20, 2008, 10:32:37 AM
I had to work out what Mike's post referred to but it wasn't difficult. I'll post about it in a bit. I'm also waiting for Mr Teuful to post (I can't remember if it's Kiaphas or ALarian who's got the pearl but I think it's Kiaphas).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on July 20, 2008, 09:02:45 PM
I went back and read the original scene with the selkie, and she gave it to Alarian or Aurum. Whether one of those then gave it to me, I don't recall.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 20, 2008, 09:32:37 PM
Okay, in that case Alarian probably has it (but he probably realises that Kiaphas knows more about how to use it, plus he's a servant of the sea lord so it might be the honourable thing to do to let him use it :)).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on July 20, 2008, 11:37:54 PM
i'll say Kiaphas has it at the moment
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 21, 2008, 12:25:18 AM
Ok Let me know if anyone can tell me what Galmids pendant does and if not I will get in the water wearing it and go looking for the selkie, a zombie, or anything else I can find.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 21, 2008, 08:02:19 AM
Ok Let me know if anyone can tell me what Galmids pendant does and if not I will get in the water wearing it and go looking for the selkie, a zombie, or anything else I can find.

I've got a post about that in note form (in the notepad thread) but haven't had the time to write it up properly yet. I'll be doing that when I can.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 22, 2008, 11:47:49 AM
walks into the water

Erm, not walks into the water. There's a narrow and treacherous path leading down to a ledge at the bottom of the cliff. It's a straight drop into the water rather than a gradual walk. SO sort of a plunge or plummet into unknown depths.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 22, 2008, 12:19:23 PM
I thought we were at the beach? In that case I will climb down and get into the water.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: PaulH on July 22, 2008, 08:51:31 PM
Hi

Just how high is this cliff, Balgin? Is this the sharp drop location? If so Ivor will take his time going down.

Cheers
Paul H
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 23, 2008, 10:03:49 AM
ABout 60' give or take.

:edit: Qute removed. No need to when you are replying in the next post. It makes the page look cluttered. :ch
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 26, 2008, 03:20:55 PM
Okay. Now just a quick word guys, I laughed so much working out the numbers behind the recent update (aincluding mental images of the water elemental trying to pick Aurum up and bash his head against the cliffs or throw him out of the water onto the shores) that I'm not quite ready to update my other games just yet.

I know I've been slacking a bit during the last few days but I was distracted by shiny new toys to play with and so my posting rate dropped a bit :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 26, 2008, 03:48:34 PM
Balgin remember he can also use his dragon breath underwater.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 26, 2008, 06:36:53 PM
Balgin remember he can also use his dragon breath underwater.

I've been remembering that.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 05, 2008, 03:48:23 PM
Main story thread's unlocked again :).

I also realised why the Grimorden's got too many G points. He hasn't been paying to activate his life sensing abilities so I paid for them too and it all makes sense now :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 08, 2008, 07:19:12 PM
Now who was into codes again? The scrud* of paper's a clue (or the solution) and the metal plate with the three dials is the combination lock/puzzle. The solution is a 3 digit number lower than 400.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 09, 2008, 09:59:10 PM
Found it. There's a second piece of paper. Now it's all clear.

The number is

Legs on a man
Sides on a triangle
Sides on a pantangle

So that's 235 then :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: PaulH on August 10, 2008, 06:00:00 AM
Hi

Balgin - not sure how you got that from the pieces of paper - but then I was never any good at puzzles!

Cheers
Paul H
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 10, 2008, 11:39:18 AM
Hi

Balgin - not sure how you got that from the pieces of paper - but then I was never any good at puzzles!

Cheers
Paul H

When I put the two pieces together there were 26 symbols so, keeping it simple, I tried it with the first piece first and if that idn't work then the second piece would be the first one. Before finding the second piece I even tried translating the symbols into a base 4 counting system with thew arrows indicating which way to turn the dial the remainder after dividing by 4 (it didn't work out very well).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 12, 2008, 11:19:22 AM
So Aurum's not coming out of the water anytime soon. Mike's not able to post. The rest of you guys are allowed to post stuff you know.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: PaulH on August 12, 2008, 06:15:02 PM
Ivor will continue to look for a safe way down to the water.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Mr Teufel on August 12, 2008, 09:43:16 PM
Kiaphas, helps him, having some experience in this regard.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on August 12, 2008, 11:40:28 PM
So Aurum's not coming out of the water anytime soon. Mike's not able to post. The rest of you guys are allowed to post stuff you know.

heh, Alarian is just waiting for Aurum to come up. until then hes just hangin around patiently.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on August 13, 2008, 05:28:26 AM
So Aurum's not coming out of the water anytime soon. Mike's not able to post. The rest of you guys are allowed to post stuff you know.

heh, Alarian is just waiting for Aurum to come up. until then hes just hangin around patiently.

Raul too :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: PaulH on August 13, 2008, 06:53:29 AM
Ivor's looking for a safe way down - mumbling "only room for one fool in the party".

With his short size this might take a bit longer than the Tall Folk - who can reach better handholds and have longer legs.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 13, 2008, 09:33:42 PM
My computer was barely working today. I eventualy had to go outside and kick the rubbish bin and hurl it around abit roaring to let off some steam. Things seem to have settled down now 'though and I'll try to update my games sometime soon (all things being well). If the worse comes to the worse I could dictate posts to Paul over the phone but let's hope it doesn't get that bad.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: PaulH on September 17, 2008, 04:22:40 PM
Hi All

Balgin's off line for couple days as he gets his PC sorted.

Cheers
Paul H
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 19, 2008, 02:56:36 AM
The computer's working now 'though (it was not working since monday). I'd try to update things but everyone seesm intent on sitting around waiting for Aurum to emerge from the waves. Now here's 3 little facts:

1: He can't swim very effectively. He can walk but he won't be swimming up much.
2: He's got poor direction sense so he might get lost down there for a while.
3: The player is absent. If you do anything then he can easily have found his way out of the sea and met up with you later on.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: PaulH on September 19, 2008, 11:50:07 AM
Hi

OK - Ivor suggests we explore a bit more and look into this gem/lighthouse/whatever.

Cheers
Paul H
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on October 01, 2008, 06:00:32 PM
Seconded.  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on October 01, 2008, 11:42:36 PM
all right then...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 14, 2008, 05:02:31 PM
Borrowing my father's computer:

My computer's motherboard died about two and a half weeks ago. I'm still waiting for people to stop messing around and fix it :(.

All in all it's only worked two weeks in the last six or seven (and none of those were recent).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 31, 2008, 02:49:05 PM
I'm back and ready to pickup where Aurum left off
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on November 02, 2008, 05:52:09 AM
cool lets go!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 05, 2008, 12:37:58 PM
I'll be picking up my games over the next few days. What I'll try to do is update each game once a week, but update each one on a different day. Hopefuly Deathtrap Dungeon will eventualy reach it's conclusion and then I'll only have 3 to worry about.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on November 05, 2008, 12:38:36 PM
Sounds good :)  Does that mean the 3 day rule becomes a de facto 7 day rule? ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 05, 2008, 12:42:28 PM
Sounds good :)  Does that mean the 3 day rule becomes a de facto 7 day rule? ;)

Possibly. It's more of a "I aim to update each one once a week as a minimum" with the option to do extra if I can. So it's sort of a "3 days unless I take longer to update" sort of rule but I reckon Deathtrap DUngeon could easily lapse into a weekly time limit.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 05, 2008, 02:19:05 PM
Well lets hope everything eases up for all of us and we are all online enough to keep things moving a bit faster
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 06, 2008, 10:42:36 PM
I was going to update this one today but my keyboard had ajammed key causing my computer to refuse to boot up (and demand aBIos update). Switching the keyboard for another old buggered one seems to have fixed things temporarily.

So instead I'll try for a double update tomorrow.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 07, 2008, 10:53:28 AM
sounds good
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 11, 2008, 01:24:46 AM
For some annoying reason I can't remove the spam post with pornographic images some twit*'s posted (I'm just glad they didn't contaminate an existing thread).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 27, 2008, 11:52:15 AM
OOC: I thought I'd posted this once - most have been lost when the server went wobbly.

You did but nobody noticed and I hadn't locked the thread because I don't do that 'till I start the new one (and I'm in a pretty bad m,ood at the moemnt so I'm not starting it just yet).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on November 27, 2008, 12:08:55 PM
Fair enough :D

A little something I hope will improve your mood:

(http://paizo.com/image/content/RiseOfTheRunelords/Harsk-DwarfIconic.jpg)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on November 27, 2008, 12:31:27 PM
sweet, looks just like i pictured Kilkerrie, just not so incumbered, in fact i think i'll use em if no one minds as the charater sketch for the warhammer game.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 27, 2008, 12:47:50 PM
Well I'm not so keen on the square head but we'll see, makes him lok like he's called Rob and has a welsh accent. Seriously, out of the 5 guys I can remmeber called Rob, 3 have the whole square head thing going on, 2 of those 3 are welsh and the other isn't (but sometiems sounds a bit welsh/south african despite simply being english), the other was Ginger Rob (yes, a ginger goth) and the 5th looked so unlike any of the others I keep forgetting his name because he doesn't look like a Rob at all.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 18, 2008, 09:51:48 AM
Good news all round folks. Last night I decided that everyone gets a level at half time. Half time is rapidly approaching whereupon the group shall complete the adventure known as Guardian and set out upon the sequel (known as Shadowlands). So you've got time to start planning that fifth level.

I also worked out a good way to get Aurum out of the water too. The selkie still owes the party afavour which they could call in (and personaly, since they saved her life I couldn't see her objecting to grasping the pearl as well while she was down there showing him the way to the shore).

Once this tomb has been explored you'll be practicaly stepping into Shadowlands so we'll do a littel book keeping session of who's taking what with them (won't take long as there's only 1 or 2 special items I'd like to check on without you knowing what theyh are so I'll just drop a list of things the party's come across and ask if anyone's taking them).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 18, 2008, 10:17:51 AM
No chance of him finding his own way?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 18, 2008, 02:27:06 PM
No chance of him finding his own way?

Oh there's a chance but it's pretty remote and handling things this way would tie loose ends up nicely and get everyone ready for part 2.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 18, 2008, 03:17:00 PM
Sounds ok to me then
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on December 26, 2008, 07:42:02 AM
Well, Rogan will make sure to take the sun-orb with them when they go ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: PaulH on December 29, 2008, 01:01:32 PM
Hi

So we're off exploring again?

Cheers
Paul H
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on February 12, 2009, 12:38:46 PM
Where's Mr Teuful when you need him?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on February 12, 2009, 12:56:29 PM
Any word on when the dwarven fish will resurface and if he finds anything?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on March 20, 2009, 09:53:39 AM
We'll probably be moving to part 14 soon (inside the tomb in the hill). That'll also pretty much wrap up the first half of this adventure and everyone can have a level (so you guys can start working on those level five character sheets now). Then the interesting sequel can be run :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: PaulH on March 20, 2009, 05:18:51 PM
Hi

OK - looking to level up.

Cheers
Paul H
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on March 20, 2009, 07:38:38 PM
And I'll try to get that new thread started by the end of the weekend.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 05, 2009, 01:28:29 PM
After this little question and answer session the ghost will open a portal, impart some additional information, and then the party shall enter a short transitional portal bit (during which they'll all become level 5) and then they'll arrive at the sequel, Shadowlands :).

I'd just like to add, Naedath was really wrong about the arrow. Wow but it's a powerful one shot item of doom. You just need to make sure it doesn't miss :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 05, 2009, 01:42:56 PM
Ok so who is good with a bow? And whats up with the sword, can it be fixed?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 05, 2009, 02:24:22 PM
Ok so who is good with a bow? And whats up with the sword, can it be fixed?

The sword's a complicated one (and nowhere near as good as it should be). The arrow unleashes a powerful spell when it strikes, the target struck gets no save (because they didn't avoid the arrow). everyone else inside the area of effect gets a save.

What more can I say?

Arrow of flame strike

There. That pretty much covered it :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 05, 2009, 03:03:39 PM
{snip}...And whats up with the sword, can it be fixed?{snip}

{snip} The sword's a complicated one (and nowhere near as good as it should be). {snip}

Is that all we get about the sword? Also do we get to know what the Torc that Kiaphas took does?

Did you ever mention what the Galmids token does?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 05, 2009, 06:31:47 PM
Did you ever mention what the Galmids token does?

Yes I did. It's the sailor's necklace, right? You guys identified it. It's a Luckstone.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 06, 2009, 10:10:19 AM
Sorry I missed that. I'll add it to his sheet with the right name now.

my question then, "what is the magic within each of the items?"

Smart move Hawkins, it covers all of them and saves room for the others to ask something else :tip-hat:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on April 15, 2009, 08:53:26 AM
yeah usefull answer but not as thourough as i would have liked, forgot the first rule 'dont try to be cunning till deaths on the line'  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 15, 2009, 08:21:56 PM
At least you tried :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 16, 2009, 09:33:02 AM
Well he did say time was short so one question - one answer is what you should've expected.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 28, 2009, 12:37:21 PM
Ok so time for the next answer. Is that the last one?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 29, 2009, 05:40:53 PM
Well let's see now ...


Ivor - waiting to ask - unanswered
Alarian - asked - answered
Kiaphas - asked - answered
Aurum - asked - answered
Rogan - asked - about to be answered
Raoul - asked - half answered
Abbot Olmaren - doesn't want to ask a question
Naedath Kelden - asked - answered
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 29, 2009, 06:20:15 PM
SO we are about to move on in other words
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 29, 2009, 06:23:01 PM
SO we are about to move on in other words

Oh yes :) . See the adventure thread for details.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: PaulH on May 05, 2009, 04:53:37 AM
Hi

What does Ivor's Ring do again?

(Sorry, so long ago I've forgotten..)   :(

Cheers
Paul H
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 15, 2009, 01:26:39 PM
Did anyone else want to level their characters or are you all going to take a level in commoner or something like that? :p
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 15, 2009, 01:31:04 PM
I forgot about it, thanks for the reminder
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 16, 2009, 02:41:55 PM
That's alright. I've been wanting to update my games for the last couple of days but each has it's own problemns. The worst one's sending the npc barbarian up first in Deathtrap Dungeon because he could really screw things over for you but we'll see how it goes.

Remember that only one person's allowed to win and Throm's just been told that that's the right way out. At least Rhana can still cast spiderclimb, right?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on May 17, 2009, 03:26:40 AM
yup id love to level the character, but i would need a bit of help, the first and only question would be what would you do Balgin if you could level Al? and i do that  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 21, 2009, 12:02:55 PM
Alarian's done. I've just realised I need to do Kiaphas too. I've done him now. I need to finish Squall's update 'though. I've updated Ivor's sheet too so now we're just waiting for Aurum, Raoul and Rogan. Where's Rod these days? I'm sure we've seen him around somewhere.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on May 21, 2009, 12:26:39 PM
Bugger - forgot about this, sorry chaps.  I'll level up Raul in the next couple of days!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 21, 2009, 12:34:41 PM
Bugger - forgot about this, sorry chaps.  I'll level up Raul in the next couple of days!

Why have you got Hal's button in your signiaturte? I haven't sene it outside Hal's signiature and you're definitely not him.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on May 21, 2009, 02:26:29 PM
we're just waiting for ...Rogan. Where's Rod these days? I'm sure we've seen him around somewhere.

Funny you should say that...  :icon_suspicious:

I've been having some annoying, stressful exams, and still have more until about the 16th of June.  After that, I'm pretty much on holiday until the start of October.  Oh yes, I might not get to call myself Doctor at some point any more, but at least my new course gives proper summer breaks!  :dragon:

I need to move the favourite link to this so I cehck it more.  Give me a breather after today's mad essay writing and I'll have Rogan updated for you tomorrow.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 21, 2009, 03:15:43 PM
Give me a breather after today's mad essay writing and I'll have Rogan updated for you tomorrow.

That's alright. I've got three more games to pick up again (there's various reasons why they've been on hold).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on May 22, 2009, 04:08:37 AM
Bugger - forgot about this, sorry chaps.  I'll level up Raul in the next couple of days!

Why have you got Hal's button in your signiaturte? I haven't sene it outside Hal's signiature and you're definitely not him.

Its been there as long as I've been a member of CHF - and it is quite pertinent to me if you think about my name IRL.

I just double-checked and I can't find any references to a user named Hal.  But I would ask - how do you know I'm not him? ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 22, 2009, 08:17:54 AM
This just made me wonder why is that image named hal?

Good to see that you are ok Rod.  :occasion14:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on May 22, 2009, 08:27:57 AM
This just made me wonder why is that image named hal?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_9000

:hal:

Its one of his lines from the movie.  Quite a disturbing one by that stage.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 22, 2009, 08:36:23 AM
This just made me wonder why is that image named hal?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_9000

:hal:

Its one of his lines from the movie.  Quite a disturbing one by that stage.

Ah but Richard Halpin (aka Hal) has been using that image in his signiature on the forums on his wonderful website (www.rpgmp3.com (http://www.rpgmp3.com)) for the last five years now and I was beginning to suspect he'd created it since I'd never seen it elsewhere on the net.

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But I would ask - how do you know I'm not him?

You didn't move to Texas with your wife a few years ago and start running games there like he did.

I can easily assume Rogan and Aurum won't be multiclassing but for Raoul, he could go either way (fighter or thief). I can go and do saves, atatcks and stuff and leave you guys to do the skill points once I know which classes you're going for as there's no feats at 5th level (except the bonus feats Ivor and Alarian got which have already been dealt with).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 07, 2009, 09:34:23 AM
Why is everyone cluttering up the notepad (which is kind of meant for important stuff) instead of the OOC thread because one person just happened to make a useful post there?

Since we're only waiting on Mike, who's put all of his skill points into a single skill so far, I could easily do his level for him. Or we could start with part 2 and let him do his character as soon as he can. Either way I'll be starting the stuff beyond the portal pretty soon.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on July 07, 2009, 10:56:27 AM
I would attribute it mostly to laziness ;)

Move the posts if it bothers you Balgin - you've got the power on this board, right?

Anyway, looking forward to it :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on July 07, 2009, 01:15:48 PM
me 2:)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 21, 2009, 06:01:42 AM
OK, I think we need to see who is still about.  If you're playing a PC in Dark Awakenings and you're reading this message, just reply to this message with an "I'm here!", please.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 21, 2009, 06:02:28 AM
I'm here! :)  I play Raul.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 21, 2009, 09:22:44 AM
I'm here. There's abit of a delay on the next GM post as I'm deciding to convert what Wynsar knows into how she's likely to say it. And what she's likely to say.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on October 21, 2009, 09:33:42 AM
No problem, Balgin :)  Just thought a roll call might be in order!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Hawkins on October 21, 2009, 11:46:10 PM
Im here
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 23, 2009, 09:58:01 AM
I'm here too. Blagin PM the other guys
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Rod the Worm on October 28, 2009, 06:37:45 AM
I still check in from time to time too.  Rogan's not out of this yet.  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 28, 2009, 09:22:43 AM
Ok so that's four. Who is missing?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 28, 2009, 09:36:43 AM
Ok so that's four. Who is missing?

Paul, but I know his phone number :P.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 05, 2009, 01:29:33 PM
Cool so things are going well for this one
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 06, 2009, 01:22:33 PM
If Ivors want to identify any of the magic items during the voyage then that's fine by me. I'll allow him to identify one if he's got no ident's prepared and he can do another one on the following day.

By phone - Ivor has identified the apple. I think he wants to swap the ring for it.

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The Silver Apple

The Silver Apple originates from the Tree of Knowledge, which is said to have grown near to Tarimthol-Irl in the Twilight Years. The Grimorden destroyed the Tree forever, before Tarimth in turn destroyed them. Some of its immortal fruit were saved.

The Silver Apple resembles a normal apple in everything except color; it has a silver skin with a mirror-like luster. The whole apple is edible and quite refreshing in flavor. It will quickly go brown and will become useless within 2d6 minutes of the first bite.

If a person consumes the apple, they suddenly begin to have a better understanding of concepts and have access to previously unknown or forgotten knowledge. The character gains a permanent +2 bonus to their intelligence score.

He's also indentifying the ring.

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Ring of Halidara

The Ring was fashioned by one of the Elve’s greatest mages in Tarimthol-Irl. Halidara was slain in battle in the first skirmishes with the Grimorden in Leezeria and the treasures of his household were eventually passed on to Aedrinia, a distant relative.

The Ring of Halidara is a +1 Ring of Resistance in all respects except that the resistance bonus is one higher if the save is versus a spell or spell-like ability that targets the wearer specifically.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: PaulH on November 06, 2009, 02:01:22 PM
Hi

Ivor spends couple hours ID'ing the Apple & the Ring.

Whoever's got the Apple DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT EAT IT! Just pass it to me & swap for the Ring.

Ring of Resistance (modified)

+1 Resistance to saves, except when the wearer is targeted specifically, then it's +2 Resistance.

The Apple is for Mages - Honest!

Cheers
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DA)
Post by: Keeper on November 08, 2009, 03:57:18 PM
It is a good job Ivor and Raul are old friends.  But Ivor is going to have to ask Raul in character, in the main thread to get it! ;)