@Introduce to gaming: Certainly, but at least the bigger one wants to actively participate, and while she has good hand-eye-coordination, her murder instincts are lacking.
With no clear indicators for an upcoming zombie apocalypse, I see no reason to diminish that youthful innocence. So unless there's a Pyro-Vision - Mod that makes you pet the unicorns with a lollipop instead of eviscerating hell knights with the chainsaw, I'm afraid I don't want her playing along.
Just as an heads-up(for all my games): In less than 24 hours from now, my second child will be born.I took a one-month leave from work to stay at home, so chances are I will have opportunities to post.
But between bonding with the little one and keeping the bigger one entertained, my posting patterns MAY be erratic at times, which is why I feel it's fair to inform fellow players(and GM's).
Only the faster-moving games will find a need to bot me, I hope, but if I am responsible for delay, do move on.
Congratulations, Mordred--that's fantastic! Hope everything goes smoothly as you add a new member to your family!
So, no more daily hospital trips, and no longer a solo-job of keeping the first-born in operational condition.
Both child and primary provider are safely back at home - schedule should allow more time to post again starting today or tomorrow.(Still plenty of stuff to be done, like doing the birth registration, naming certification, plain simple buying food and necessities(for us, we stockpiled stuff for the little ones), a first doctor visit etc... - so as said, erratic posting pattern possible, but the more demanding first 'part' is over for now.)
So, yeah, wanted to keep you updated, and I'll see if I can sneak in an update tomorrow.
At the moment I'm waiting for somebody to get dressed up to work with my character. :) A little hard to push forward with a bunch of people standing in a room. :)
Well Boros is out. As he mentioned, his armor wouldn't fit the disguise (and I fully expect our devious GM to slap us with such a detail if we ignored it :p).
Miranda could clobber together some stilts ...? :P
Varu has his hat of disguise thingy so he probably wont need a mundane disguise. And if he did it might be a hard fit considering the wings and all!
This sorta means that Boros is the most suitable candidate unless of course Lily wants this one too and try for a more two-faced approach.
We simply save the uniform and slap it on one of the prisoners for more confusion or perhaps Aldous so he's not wearing that painfully obvious orange stripe thing :P
Also! Congratulations on everything working out successfully so far : )
Hey, that dude was jacked. You could wear your armor underneath and still have spare space in the uniform.
That said, there's a lot of details one could slap people with. But most relevant, probably, would be the question wether a Take 10 on a perception is enough to pierce the disguise you cobbled together.
Because to be perfectly honest: in a sealed facility with guard shifts sleeping at the locale, chances are they know each other, at least superficially. New faces would likely draw attention. So the successful way to blend in would likely be to be so 'regular' that no one pays any closer attention.
(Of course, I'm open to alternate approaches and creative solutions, not gonna handle things rail-roady as result of one die roll. But it's probably fair to say that as in so many situations, the likelyhood of blending in with a disguise is indirectly proportional to the amount of attention one draws to oneself.)
Do we have any manacles readily available?
Prisoner transfer? Cell block AA-38? Planar leak? Very dangerous?
The man tended to simply drag the unconscious body wherever it could be more permanently restrained.
The girl does have manacles, though only 1 pair.(I had not mentioned them in the stuff found because I had not thought of them, but I'm intrigued to see where you are going with this so I'll play it off as "they were part of the uniform".)
Prisoner movement is what makes sense for 'why strangers are here'. We just dropped a hood over the halfling face, and put normal sized manacles on her wrists (also concealed) so the chain dangles visibly.
Then we sign her in. :O
Then we play the murder game!
That's a plan!
But let's see if they are all asleep first or something, just so we don't wake them up unnecessarily :P
(The Halfling could also cast her Disguise Self spell. That might help!)
I'm still here!
I was just thinking the other day, My Hell's Rebels game hasn't updated in a while.
Turns out, the game's been going along just fine. I however, haven't been getting updated. In fact, the game doesn't show up on my "campaigns" tab, or in the games on my alias tab (bur does show up from the Aldous alias campaigns tab).
A favor to ask - can someone check here and see if the game shows up for you there? If it is, that means the game is hidden from me and I need to figure out how to unhide it.
I'll get caught up ASAP, and thanks for the PM check-in, GM Mordred!
PS. If you all break Aldous out of jail, he can totally arrange for that prison transfer!
Nope, I see nothing on that page for this campaign, Aldous.
Just make a post in the gameplay page and eitehr delete it if it's a dot, or leave it up. That should reassert your interest in the thread. :)
I had a similar issue in another game recently.
Make an post in the gameplay thread to bump it. Then hop over to online campaigns/play by post and select show hidden. Then unhide this game.
That should work :-)
Gonna update tonight. Rough stretch there, SO and older kid have been a bit ill so I was a bit busier than usual - had some break time in the evenings I spend cuddle-bonding with the 3-week old while casually(read: half-dozing off) playing BotW on the Switch, but sleep deprivation did not put me in a very creative mood for anything more productive than that. Finally got to sleep properly last night and intend to update all my games(that need one) tonight.
Bleh...leave it to boards to ruin my plans. I checked 5 times over 6 hours(~1.5 hours in between.) and got board goblins all evening yesterday.
So, tonight, then! (Had another proper night of sleep, but 2-year-old refuses her daytime nap -_- so can't do it right now. Here's hoping boards are more stable this evening).
They went down for like a 10-12 hour span. SOOOO...
Mordred, I've been informed that GM TWO's Kingmaker campaign is sputtering back to life, and I know you were part of it (I was in as Theodric). Well, TWO has apparently been trying to reach you to see if you're still interested. Check your PMs.
Thanks Boros. I was informed of that several hours earlier as well and simply had no time to reply inmediately.
As you noted, I have a new 'Sprog' around, and consideration+reply sometimes takes a bit longer than '5 minutes after reading the PM'.
I posted over there(at time of writing? still less than 24 hours since I received the PM, a few hours after which I received your notification here - i would ask "Whats the hurry?" but...yeah, lets not. *smile*).
My kid's been under the weather as well. I imagine with two that is a lot of time being consumed, and loss of sleep. Hope everyone is starting to feel better, Mordred!
Yeah let's hope that!
And while we are at it let's see if we can't spring you out of here soon.
Since we are guessing that the imp is watching the prisoners that feels like logically one of our later steps - but perhaps we should simply hurry in that direction just to get us all back together!
That said, if you want to pick up a cell scene again, I think it was your turn to post or react :)
Plus, there's never any guarantees - the Imp is usually watching the prisoners, but maybe those are boring in the middle of the night?
And maybe there were secrets regarding the two lovers? Maybe he is married? And she did that for her career, not out of passion? You know, maybe the Imp took a short break and did watch there, only to find you guys breaking and entering? And is now reporting to a higher authority - with no alarm raised to make you feel safe while dozens of reinforcements converge on the prison complex?
Or, you know, maybe the little bastard is listening to people talking in their sleep. Or watching that one guy cheating at dice over at the makeshift sleeping area. *shrugs*
@Aldous - as long as you don't succumb to loneliness :-P
@Sneaky imp - of course those are options. But since one of them were more likely ...
Not sure WH is my jam :P Thanks, though!
Back at work, and managed to catch up with all my emails already(yesterday and today) - while there's plenty of work left, I should have time for proper updating again in the future...
(I used to only do that at home, but honestly, I feel I won't have much chance for that in the near future, so I'll prepare a USB-Stick and take all my stuff to work with me...)
Thats to say, update tomorrow, and with more regularity from then on.
Also, I already got all the DoW-Stuff on Steam(with a few exceptions), but thanks :)
Oh oh I knew there were something I forgot!
Thanks for the DOW offer! Thought once again I must decline, haven't played any of the relic RTS in ages.
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"Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war.
There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.
Oh and tiny awesome plastic men. Can't forget those!"
There now you have something :P
Don't forget, Miranda, that those tiny men--and their oversized vehicles figs too--cost an arm, a leg, and a reproductive organ to keep current with the latest faction armybook, are only legal for play in sanctioned games if they are assembled as per said armybook, and must be fully painted as well. (Games Workshop is notorious, and not in any complimentary way, for the way they routinely treat their customers.)
WH40k is not wargame for the faint of heart, light of discretionary income, or weak of mini assembly skills.
The PC games are a good alternative though.
For what it's worth...if you know Starcraft Zerg, you know WH40K Tyranids *smiles*
That said, Exterminatus yada yada yada...
Would not even remotely consider playing the actual table-top(and I got a store 3 minutes from home)...the PC games are mostly fun, though. Mostly.
Well...some of them - others? Stay clear, or be very aware of what you are getting into(Regicide, Space Hulk, mostly anything with Horus Heresy in the title, Battlefleet...)
For what it's worth...if you know Starcraft Zerg, you know WH40K Tyranids *smiles*
But yeah the game is certainly something. We have a (somewhat) annual tradition of digging up our old miniatures then dusting them and brushing up the rules to play a single game or two before putting them away for another year. That way we don't have to paint any more stuff and can stave off the plastic crack cravings for a while. But damn all the new plastic kits are usually soooooo pretty ...
Interesting, to be sure. But in view of the money I've put into P1E (lol), I won't be making the switch.
@2nd Ed - could be cool. Half the charm of Pathfinder though is the giant pile of (somewhat) usable stuff. Might take a while to get back to that :-)
@Alarm - it usually only detects creatures right...? :-P
I'm very intrigued. It does sound like lots of stuff could be grandfathered in from first edition to maintain a pile of useable stuff.
But from what it reads there, creating a character will focus more on the character.
Traits/Alternate Traits always seemed supremely limiting - splitting off ancestry/race from backgrounds/role/class etc could make things significantly more versatile.
(Admittedly, I had not time to get into Starfinder, but I think some of that is there already?)
Anyway, very much looking forward to see where the evolution takes us...
@Alarm: Yeah, tiny or larger creature who don't speak the proper command word. So, yeah, lots of other options. Plus Diminutive or Fine creatures -
I think you really have to be willing to homebrew in order to take full advantage of starfinder's themes; I think that's going to be equally problematic for ancestry and backgrounds. At least for traits/alternate traits, you could typically come up with something that fit - like +1 to two skills and one is a class skill is a super easy sell. Use another stat for this one skill? Super easy sell. Niche +1 to hit or damage? Yup, easy.
I'm the same way I always am: Cynically optimistic.
Ah, yeah, normal traits it was fine enough, I was mostly referring to the racial traits/alternate racial traits...
That list was shorter, and some options clearly superior...(and others should not have been tied to race, but background) - I think that splitting that part into actual steps you composite together gives more flexibility to create a character envisioned.
As in, that orphaned human scholar who grew up in a monastery could finally be distinctly different from the tribal human barbarian with a huge family and hunting experience.
Rather than Bonus Feat+Skilled.(or Dual Talent, Focused Study, Silver Tongued, Eye for Talent - I think those 6 make up 90%+ of the racial traits I have seen choosen for Humans) - know what I mean?
I would expect you have several steps on character creation and get to pick from a pool during each step, allowing you to make more individualized characters with boni that make sense for the background you create...i hope :)