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The OOC thread (DA)
« 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 :).
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #1 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?
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #3 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:
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #4 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 :).
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #5 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:
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #7 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?
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2007, 08:42:35 AM »

Do Aurum and Rogan come from the same area?
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #10 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:
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2007, 09:10:15 AM »

We're all gonna be doing that I think :)  You're just a pioneer, Fabian!
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2007, 09:13:35 AM »

I thought Ivor's first little 'bit' was excellent.
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2007, 09:14:45 AM »

I still need to start associating the characters with forum id's
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #14 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 :).
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