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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #525 on: August 29, 2007, 09:28:32 AM »

Where did that come from? :shrug:
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #526 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.
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #527 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 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.
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #528 on: August 29, 2007, 10:01:21 AM »

Well that explains that
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #529 on: August 29, 2007, 10:14:05 AM »

Thanks Balgin.  I know it - only I know it as "The Viking Game" :)
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #530 on: August 29, 2007, 07:28:12 PM »

So a bit like Thud, then?

*Ducks and covers*
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #531 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 ;)
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #532 on: August 30, 2007, 11:41:55 AM »

A throw back to simpler times when they weren't messing with my D&D hobby
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #533 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.
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #534 on: September 02, 2007, 03:58:53 PM »

I take it she is a good ghost and the others will try to kill us
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #535 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?
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #536 on: September 03, 2007, 09:47:21 AM »

Did I miss that somewhere?
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #537 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.
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #538 on: September 03, 2007, 10:32:53 AM »

Thanks for the update Keeper. I forgot about that.
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Re: The OOC thread (DA)
« Reply #539 on: September 03, 2007, 11:33:45 AM »

You're welcome :D
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