Patrick Curtin wrote:
One final question. Should I write up a description of my classroom? Are there any conventions I should know?
The school changes based on what's needed. Once it's your classroom it will change to meet your requirements no matter what those requirements might be and no matter what it used to look like. So it's totally normal for students to come into class on Monday and do a double take because the classroom has changed.
Melody Waverider wrote:
DBZ is like spray cheese. You know it's not real and that it's bad for you, but for some reason there's still a can in the cupboard. ;P
Agarthian Storyteller wrote:
Keaton or Lysander could take over Advanced P.E. for a while, doing generic courses that are still tough.
This would be incredibly helpful. It's not as intensive as it used to be anyways, since primarily the scenarios are programmed into the danger room already and it's mostly about supervision and making sure nobody slacks off. :)Once we have change of day I'll have Aananda react to the resignation of Rosa and talk with Melody and Tryko'Sam and then we can have temporary sub until we work out a permanent replacement. :)
Yeah, we can just let that fade if you like. It's pretty much just repetitive sorting work until it gets to the finding of the ones who are still living. I can do a sum-up post either just before or just after change of day.
I think we're nearing the end of the Midori/Zilla/Ignace scene as well.
Why is it always the drummer whose player quits the game????! :P
FAIN (before they were FAIN) had the same problem since Spin was the drummer for the band originally. Generic NPC who never appears in any scenes that don't involve band practice to the rescue. Yay?
Melody Waverider wrote:
Aananda built the SIM rooms in the first place. Rosa did provide some upgrades and such, but they were Aananda's way of replacing herself as the PE teacher. With Rosa out, Aananda will probably sub for the PE class until a replacement can be found.
Well, that's an unpleasant surprise to wake up to....
Spugly, (if you ever even read this) I'm sorry to see you go. You've been a good player, personality conflicts aside (and we all have them from time to time). Since you're withdrawing from all Paizo games I can only assume this is a time issue. I know you're very busy. I wish you well and you're welcome to return in the future if you want to.
MG: You made it seemed like more was planned than a simple conversation. You were a little too mysterious. He was disappointed. He expressed it badly. You cannot control other people's reactions. You can control yours. And you know I am not okay with folks sniping at each other in the discussion. Trust me to take care of it. When you take it into your own hands and respond badly as well then it just makes things escalate when they don't need to.
Sorry I kind of disappeared tonight. I was more sick than I realized and conked out for considerably longer than a power nap. And I'm still tired.
Tyrrin, no worries about Serafina. She's a character from a now defunct game that a few of us were in a long while ago. :)
Spugs, MG, play nice. Spugs, Johnny has a tendency to race on ahead of the plot so it's not like it's such an awful thing for him to just have social interactions for a while. And the day will end when all the scenes do. Heck, you could have (or still could) use it as an opportunity for Johnny's Patron to contact him for the first time. An intro if you will. MG, I think you probably played it up a bit too much ahead of time for the conversation that actually was planned to occur. He was disappointed with the interaction. Please don't make it personal.
Well, I remember the post, but I was in the middle of five scenes at the time already....and I read it as he walked past them, said excuse me, they were distracted and he continued on. Not that he was still standing there. Not trying to offend. Just interpreted that post differently than you intended it apparently.
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Knowing how good you are at improvising this doesn't actually surprise me, but nothing about that story arc or the villains seemed slapped together and it all fit seamlessly into the greater story. No one would be able to tell that you didn't spend hours planning everything out. :)
Okay, well then, Lemnos offers a few different options. Think renaissance Venice. Canals, corruption, intrigue. the perfect place for duelists. She could be either the child of a wealthy family, an ex-bodyguard, a member of a thieves guild that lost in the ever shifting power struggles of the city, a smuggler bringing in items for the black market, or any number of other things. Just throwing out ideas.
A couple things of note: as a native Agarthian she would have grown up with the idea that all dragons are evil. This idea is slowly losing traction, but there may be some moments of awkwardness depending on how closely she holds to this idea. Also, as mentioned in the campaign info Agartha was an enclosed world until a few months ago. They're still getting used to sky. I find it's generally a good idea to remind folks who are just coming in about things that would be a big deal to natives of the planet. :)
Would you like her to be from Agartha or from off world? Knowing what culture to place her in will go a long ways towards fleshing out her background.
If from Agartha perhaps she could be from the city-state of Lemnos, a bustling port with a lively black market and competing thieves guilds.
Note to current players, I'm just making this s++@ up as I go. This place hasn't been mentioned before. I can flesh it out more if needed.
Patrick Curtin wrote:
So, a quick question: Do we just start writing up our intros? What is the proper form for dropping into the narrative?
Alright so for the first week of the term the previous instructor for the light blades class disappeared. So that one has to be a new hire. You, however, are teaching heavy blades class so you can decide if you want to have been there all along and just haven't been on-screen or if you want to be arriving a few days late for the new term. The latter would require talking to Ryo while the former allows you to just put up a post whenever. In-game it's currently Friday night so no classes to teach for a little bit.
The imprinting is actually the result of a different more ancient wishcraft done to preserve their species. The children being amethysts no matter the race of the other parent is part of the new wishcraft. But that only works if the other parents is their imprinted mate. Otherwise you get a half-dragon as usual. Though half-amethysts are insanely rare. Because of the whole imprinting thing. They don't really do casual relationships. What I haven't decided yet with Ryleh is if the wish used to change her into a were-dragon returned her to 'factory settings' as it were. :)
Imprinting was create as a way of preserving the species. They tended to be too independent and the birth rate was crazy low and getting worse. So they took measures. It's basically a compulsion. When they meet the 'right' person, they imprint and if this is accepted a permanent empathic bond is formed with the new mate. While the actual imprinting is instantaneous there is often a period of time where the direction things are going is dreadfully obvious to everyone but the dragon in question. Imprinting is permanent and generally a once in a lifetime sort of thing. This has led to some terrible tragedies in the past, but overall it has also done its job of keeping the species from dying out.
Vai used to have a roommate named Nasima. She's MIA due to the player having come down with a massive case of lack of free time. She's been on a field trip for months and no one knows when or even if she's coming back.
Melody used to have a private room,but after the creepy dude delivering a box of hearts from the dead thugs to her room, she wasn't too enthused about sleeping alone. So they decided to put her in Vai's room and move Nasima's stuff to a private room in case she ever decides to come back.
I don't remember if Vai was ever told about the change, but if she was the whole thing with Fei going boom drove it clear out of her head. She's having a hard time with change. Awkwardness ensues.
Does that help?
Under normal circumstances Ryleh would be unable to imprint again because she already had one mate. But she used wishcraft on herself to gain a human form so now all bets are off. Wishcraft tends to go off in wacky directions sometimes. In other words, haven't decided yet.
Miklos Steelfather wrote:
Sure, sounds good. Should make for a very imposing heavy blades teacher. He'll be intimidating students in no time. :)
Also, seriously dial it down a few all of you. And most of this can be replicated with magic anyways. It's not a genre issue. It's become this stupid power comparison contest with folks making too many assumption and way too freaking much hostility.
The culture is not the end all be all, no matter how much Johnny thinks so. WoM is not as powerful as folks are acting like he is. He's just exploiting a particular couple of tricks very well.
Now can we all please use the playground without arguing about whose turn it is on the slide???
My take on the lace memory thing. I don't think it's recording a blasted thing. It's just facilitating connections that already exist in the brain, allowing you to access the data when you want it. It's not recording anything that normal memory doesn't.
Wearer of Masks wrote:
Actually I think Tybs has the right of it. WoM can't be directly recorded. but people can remember him. they can share those memories telepathically. Or they can record those memories, with all their flaws. It's not 'evidence' as such, but it is a legit workaround.
And there are some limits on can't be recorded, WoM. Can be remembered. Someone could telepathically share a memory, which is not a recording. Memory isn't always accurate so it's not as good as evidence, but saying you can't be remembered is just silly.
icehawk, chill. Just go with it. It's a story thing.
Guys, the rules debate is moo. Diplomacy only works on PCs with their consent. It's not mind effecting. It's just a measure of how likable and charming or compelling your behavior is. A gauge to show if you really come across as debonair as you think you are, if you will.
I would not put it past the school to put up postings about job openings at the World Serpent Inn....I think you'd have a hard time finding a portal to the place otherwise, but the school is very determined to do its job. Ryo wasn't joking when he said the school itself is alive. Although not many people know about this. :)
Tybalt Baneko wrote:
Hey Lyn, are we authorized to bring in little NPC's pretty much whenever? Just so long as it doesn't interrupt a main plot point and all. . . .
Pretty much. If it's disruptive of a plot point you don't know about, I'll ask you to change it, but I can't be everywhere all the time, running all the npcs. :)
Ephebe generally goes late at night since that's when she has time. The rest are somewhat flexible about their schedule.
Expanded from what? It was built to house eleven eggs and accomodate dragons. :)
And no, it doesn't likely need to be expanded any further now. Aananda is more likely to go for a live birth again. The idea of having to spend an entire month in draconic form in order to lay the eggs is very unappealing to her, especially since for her it would fall in the middle of the school year.