Thanks for giving me the chance to play Brennan. He's been kicking around in my head for almost a year now. I think I've applied for over a dozen games with him.
Oh GM< do you want me to transfer over Brennan's character sheet to his alias? Or just leave it on the myth-weavers sheet?
P.S. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. My wife and I went out on a date for our 11th anniversary. Avengers, sushi, and househunting. Fun day!
Sounds like the best date E-VAR! I LOVE ME SOME SUSHI!
I do have a plan to work you in.
Also, Brennans question of the stats brings up a good point. I actually want everyone to do the statlines at the top of your character if you don't mind. It makes it a lot easier if I can just look up to your name and pick off your INIT or your hp, or something. I do have a folder with your stats too, but I don't always have it with me.
So if you could all do that for me, I would greatly appreciate that.
There isn't really a formatting I care about, just the basic stats there. Your INIT, hp's, Fort Ref Will Melee attack bonus, ranged bonus, damage etc.
We thank you all for your welcome, and we hope to add our skills to yours when the time comes. Don't look for us in the front of combat, but from the sides and rear. Shadows are our friends, and stealth our natural instinct. Skills we have, and tales too, of course. But most of all what we have is the drive to survive and to pit our skills against the defenses of others.
@GM: We will go ahead and update the character alias, but it probably won't be until tonight or in the morning.
I've read it lots of times, but can someone tell me exactly what it means when someone posts 'Bump'? It appears to just be a reminder/ring the doorbell type of post to request or maybe complain someone or multiple someones hurry up and post. Is there anything more to it than that?
ooooh, that's right there's a list of campaigns and the most recent posts put that campaign at the top. Do alot of players monitor their games that way? By seeing if anyone's posted recently?
I thought you were going to play it a little more close to the vest. Like not saying "we" and "us" and all of that. My only reservation is the same reservation that holds true for any adventure. Why would "x" character run around with "y" character?
Do me a favor, and read what you have posted so far (masterfully, I might add) as a 3rd party observer and tell me whether or not said 3rd party person would want to roll a sleeping bag next to the person.
I think the only problem I am seeing is the "we are legion" approach that you have going right now... If it was just "run of the mill" psychosis, where one day you are one person and one day another, that would still be weird, but I think it would be tolerable if played correctly. If someone kept referring to themself as "themselves" and "we" etc etc I would definitely have fight or flight going on.
The people in the world of Golarion know about psychosis, and they have wards and things set up for that type of thing.
I copied this from the GameMastery Guide about Multiple Personality Disorder to read over (in the mental illness section p. 250) just in case you haven't seen it before.
Multiple Personality Disorder
Type insanity; Save Will DC 19
Onset 2d6 days
Effect –6 penalty on Will saving throws and Wisdombased
skill checks; multiple personalities (see below)
This is a complicated disorder that
manifests as 1 or more distinct and different
personalities within the same body and mind.
The number of additional personalities the victim
manifests equals the DC of the insanity divided
by 10 (round down, minimum of 1 additional
personality). Should the insanity worsen in some
way (such as by the save DC increasing), the
number of additional personalities increases
as well. Likewise, the number of additional
personalities decreases as the sufferer recovers
and the insanity’s DC decreases. The GM should
develop these additional personalities.
Every morning, and each time the afflicted
character is rendered unconscious, he
must make a Will save against his
insanity’s DC. Failure indicates that
a different personality takes over.
A character’s memories and skills
remain unchanged, but the various
personalities have no knowledge of
each other and will deny, often violently,
that these other personalities exist.
Also, you should have gotten this in the rules page, but I will tolerate NO player violence or repeated antagonism within the group, no matter how said behavior might apply to the character.
(Also, as a side note, I don't want to create any personalities for you. I like the ones you have.)
JUst trying to get a feel for what you are doing, and where you are going with it, and *again* not telling you HOW to play your character, just giving you my .02 and giving you a feel for maybe what the outside world thinks of the character.
Brennan is a little excited about his "hero" work, and thus is letting more slip than he would normally. When the gnome asked about it, it reminded Brennan to be cautious and he is reigning back. As a rule, he will try and use the singular, but he thinks of himself as "we", and so in times of stress or excitement, will refer to himself in the plural.
As for violence, I am an absolute "no party violence" player and DM. Brennan's darker personalities only get to surface when there is danger at hand. He really does have them under control...really.
First, I have to apologize. I've never done this before, and I don't really want to do this now, but I'm not going to be able to keep up.
This is no fault of the group and the GM, it's just that some personal stuff has been happening the past couple of days as a result of the past couple of semesters. I hope you guys enjoy yourselves and good luck, may Goblins piss their pants at your approach.
@ GM Brayden: If you want, you can play it as Magnhildr just continued on her journey.
Adam, that's allright. These things happen.
Sometimes you have to take care of things outside of gaming so that it is more fun when you can jump back in. We have a real life group that is experiencing that right now.
@ the group: I'm opening it up again for submission. IF you just want me to man a PC instead, you can let me know as well.
BUgsby sick = no bueno. get better :)
There are some applicants for the position up, everyone let me know what you think of them when it drives your fancy.
I personally like the tanner admission. We can vote on it or wait some more.
Agreed, he does seem enthusiastic, and from the several character submissions, I liked his quite a bit. +1 for Tanner.
@Tanner - I did notice you're involved in quite a few pbp, which is awesome imo, but is it gonna be too difficult to post with the frequency requested in this one? Judging from your recruitment post frequency/quality, it won't be a problem. But thought I'd ask.
@Brennan, you feel up to being the loot tracker? You character seems willing ;)
I can loot track, no problem. I'll just dump it into a Google Doc spreadsheet so everyone can see it. I assume cash will just get split evenly between every player that is "active" when it is given out?
Also, the second page is a XP tracker. If the DM wants to give me everyone's current XP, I can track it on a per-person basis. Brayden's call.
@Bugsby - Not to intrude into your campaign ooc discussion, but I noticed your question. Yep, I am involved in a number of PbPs on the Paizo boards. Several of them, however, are of the slower sort, requiring me to post once every 2-3 days. They are still excellent games with great players, but they do not require as much commitment as they may seem to. Playing PbP games is my primary hobby, so I feel confident in saying that I will be able to post on a very regular basis. :)
Oh, I suppose. I was hoping to not have to split loot with you though.
@ Tanner - I saw you mention you'd monitor the boards, so I figured you'd see the question. Never really had any doubt :)
I went here to find more information on Sandpoint, and here to get more information for Virgil's background. The pages didn't have a spoiler alert. For example, if you look here it has a banner at the top that warns you that it contains information that can only be found in the AP. Everything in my background (I think) can be found in the RotRL player's guide.
I read the AP when it first came out around five years ago. I have never played in a group that has gotten past the Glassworks, and that was about two years ago. So we would pass by what I know in a fairly short amount of time.
They don't talk about it however. If and when we bring you into the story, you will have more information that I will need to give you about the plot. You have my vote, at least. Well done. When you say that you read through the AP, like you read the module? Then wouldn't you know most of the plot?
Welcome to the game Tanner. Dot the thread so we can port over your Alias, and I have an idea where to bring you into the story. Any questions on the crunch side of things?
"flextime" is posting in a scenario/setting different than the one that the group currently is.
For example, if the gm wants to move the story, but the characters want to finish out the discussion they are having, they can generally do it in flex time.
Sometimes the gm will put an end to flextimes, by saying that by such and such time on X day, I am shutting down all past flex times, so they need to be resolved.
So if you want to "hit on" a character, or whatever, well the gm and the rest of the party don't really care about it, so we'll move on with the story and you two can compare zodiac signs and their compatability in flextime.