Mark Sweetman wrote:
I totally f'ing love you now.
OK so today I had one of those moments... twilight zone bit at the end, stay tuned...
Indeed, very twilight zone esque. Thanks, Shifty, for being one of the few good people left in this universe. Mayhaps that is all there is to it, the universe was putting you were you needed to be to help these other folks because none of the other a$$holes would.
LMAO! Holy SHI'TE! LARPing Harry...?
Well nothing, its just that in a Criss Angel Mindfreak moment, HoD became identical to HoJ. But only for a moment.
Got a FFG question for you.
Mark Sweetman wrote:
Had my first fencing (as in the poke other people with little skinny swords kind... not the dig holes and hammer in posts kind) lesson today and can say with some confidence that I shall be in some degree of pain tomorrow. Fit I am not.
Can't say that I have much experience with the long pointy poke people fencing. But from years of experience growing up, trust me if you are not in shape, doing the dig holes version would have also left you very sore.
Tirion Jörðhár wrote:
I was about to say that they both leave you feeling pretty awful with the first experience. I think a post hole digger may be the worst tool ever. It would be closely followed by the hand tamper.
So I was thinking and read through some of the posts in the HoD thread and for reasons that aren't easily explainable I came up with the following concept:
A Wayang Samurai (Ronin) who rides a Boar and fights with a Mongol bow. Character and personality that comes to mind is equal parts the Ronin from Yojimbo and Kikuchiyo from Seven Samurai. The Ronin code of ethics would be based on the worship of Kofusachi... the Laughing God.
Kofusachi, the Laughing God, is the deity of happiness, prosperity, and abundance. His blessing is invoked when a child is born, at weddings, before business deals, and at the beginning of long journeys. He is depicted as a plump, bald man, always smiling, with bare, calloused feet, a walking stick in hand, and a dog at his heels. An incurable wanderer and inveterate libertine, Kofusachi has taken numerous gods and goddesses as lovers. Though his wanderlust always keeps such relationships from becoming too serious, Kofusachi is fast friends with Daikitsu, Desna, and Shelyn.
If that intrigues I can work it up into an actual character.
Just in Case...:
Roll 4D6 7 times
Drop the lowest die from each roll
Drop the lowest summed up roll of the now remaining 7x3d6
If the sum of the best 6x3d6 is higher than 75 - grats - otherwise: reroll
1: 4d6 ⇒ (1, 3, 4, 4) = 12 - 11
11+14+10+18+12+18 = 83
Nice concept Mark :)
Been trying to find the creation guidlines to guide me on a concept but can't seem to find them.
I see the rolls used by Mark ( thanks Mark !)
Could anyone point me in the right direction?
Yeah sort of...
We lost a Gobbo Gunslinger, but see part of the reason we did was that anything DIDN'T go. In 'Journeys' we have Ogres and Goblins and all sorts of crazies, however in 'Darkness' the key point is that it has been the less 'novelty' characters that have stuck the longest.
At the end of the day, we are adventuring in Kaer Maga, notionally for very little/no pay or reward, for concepts like 'Andoran Bills of Freedom' - so its a certain altruistic type we need. The party moral compass is also most certainly set to 'good', although theres a fair swag of tolerance for the occasional deviation.
Clerics seem to have the highest casualty rate.
A good HEALER would be ideal, but whatever.
My key point would be play what you want to play, but make sure its not a freakshow novelty gag character that two minutes later you regret playing becauseit doesn't 'fit' with dark and gloomy Kaer Maga and a happy do-gooder party.
My jest earlier was only half a jest - whats is MOST important is:
Well you know me well enough to figure I'm in for the long haul, and if you did want the wayang - I can confirm that it is not a novelty character.
Altruism is in keeping as I'd be looking at an NG alignment, and I know full well what to expect in Kaer Maga (City of Secrets is one of my favorite sourcebooks).
It sounds great to me, Mark! I would be happy to have you join us, but I suppose it's really Zyren's decision. As you can see, we have the following:
Vaughn Eliot - Fighter
I'm sure that we would have room for two more.
Given where the party is at currently, I could whip up an oracle of Pharasma, unless straight cleric would be preferred?
1: 4d6 ⇒ (4, 1, 1, 4) = 10 9
2: 4d6 ⇒ (1, 3, 4, 6) = 14 13
3: 4d6 ⇒ (5, 6, 4, 1) = 16 15
4: 4d6 ⇒ (2, 3, 5, 3) = 13 11
5: 4d6 ⇒ (1, 5, 5, 4) = 15 14
6: 4d6 ⇒ (1, 5, 1, 4) = 11 10
7: 4d6 ⇒ (3, 1, 3, 4) = 11 10
13+15+11+14+10+10 = 73
9+16+14+9+14+11 = 73... again.
15+11+11+12+11+8 = 68
Okay, I'm going to try stats again later, as the dice roller is not in my favor at the moment...
Yeah those were my thoughts exactly dragon blood, cleric of pharasma or other God if appropriate.
Let's see what the dice gods say
4d6 ⇒ (2, 3, 1, 4) = 10 = 9
Drop the 9
OK. I'll whip up a profile this evening.
I dunno Zyren... I mean we've only been PbP-ing together since September last year, lets take it slow ok? :P
Up to the groupski - if you'd like a jovial wayang which will be a portmanteau of japanese, chinese, malay and likely indian influences then I'm your guy. But given I've got a lazy 20+ PbPs that I'm in, I'm happy to cede le passage to Spaz and Dragon.
I wasn't specifically aiming at any particular person with those pleasant observations, more making a point that whilst we are a pretty jovial and upbeat bunch, I think the revolving door on that campaign has become quite disruptive, and we'd be happy with whatever so long as the effort was being made to push the campaign along. Things tend to move slowly in PbP as is (we went into that place in May) and we still aren't where we need to be, nor even know where we need to be is... and whats worse is we are now worse off than we were five months ago as (whilst funny in some ways) the NPC to point us to where we needed to be was just killed by a player with about a weeks investment in the game, that players final move essentially screwed the party completely over.
So in short, months of lumping around dungeons was just derailed in a few moments of 'fun'. We had a Cleric turn up for less than one combat. We had Clerics disappear MID combat. ALL of these things can end badly for the party. It gets old short.
So yeah I welcome our new Wayang Overlord, I'm just hoping we can haul that campaign back into line before it loses any more momentum... five months dicking around a dungeon is about 3 months too long for this here dr00d!