The New World

Game Master Sai Ling

A new continent is discovered, and players take the lead in exploring and colonizing it.


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Male Half-orc Expert 1/Inquisitor (Preacher) 2 [ HP: 22/22 | AC: 16 T: 11 FF: 15 | F: +5 R: +1 W: +7 | Init: +5 Perc: +8 | 1st: 3/3 | Judgment: 1/1 ]

I am a giant sissy, and therefore don't watch scary movies unless heavily coerced by friends. And even then, I don't pay attention 90% of the time.

...I actually don't want many movies, at all. Too busy spending all my time on the computer or with work/school. D:


N Female Human Soldier 1 / Mystic 12 | HP: 83/83 | STAM: 109/109 | EAC: 28 KAC: 28 | F:+10, R:+8, W:+14 | Init: +8 | Perc: +24, SM: +20 | Speed 6 met | Spells: 1st: 4/6 2nd: 2/6 3rd: 5/5 4th: 2/4 Resolve: 4/10 Healing Touch: 1/2 Ammo: 20/20 Starlight Form 9/11| Active conditions: see invisibility; energy resistance 10 electricity, fire, acid); mindlink; superpowers; darkvision
Tomag wrote:
...I actually don't want many movies, at all. Too busy spending all my time on the computer or with work/school. D:

That's a better use of your time (well, the school is anyway. I love my job and I'm still of the mind that I could be much more productive if I was independently wealthy)! So, jumped through those school hoops, and now get rewarded with movies (or spending time on the computer) :)


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Cueta Guiding Star wrote:
Right on. Sci-fi can be scary in its own way. Favorite sci-fi movies?

The new star trek movies are awesome, as are the original star wars trilogy. I am also a huge fan of what marvel has been doing in recent years.

I prefer settings that have lots of detail and moving parts, so for sci-fi I generally prefer TV shows or movie series over individual movies that aren't part of a larger body of work.

The other problem with talking about sci-fi is everyone has a different definition of sci-fi. I tend to immediately think space and future tech, but many other sub-genres are also out there.

and I am not a huge fan of the recent trend of sci-fi towards post-apocalypse settings where the society set up is failing.

sorry if my answer is kind of rambling


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Cueta Guiding Star wrote:
Tomag wrote:
...I actually don't want many movies, at all. Too busy spending all my time on the computer or with work/school. D:
That's a better use of your time (well, the school is anyway. I love my job and I'm still of the mind that I could be much more productive if I was independently wealthy)! So, jumped through those school hoops, and now get rewarded with movies (or spending time on the computer) :)

School is useful if you get a useful degree, unfortunately a lot of people get degrees that don't really apply to getting a job.


LG Male Dwarf Cleric (Iron Priest) 5 | HP: 28/28| AC: 19 (12 Tch, 17 Ff) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +4, R: +3, W: +7| Init: +2 | Perc: +3, SM: +3 | Speed 20ft | ACP: -3| Channel: 3/3 |Active conditions: Comprehend Langauges (50 min), Divine Favor (+1atk/dam, 1 min), Protection from Evil (5 min)

I'm also a wuss and don't like horror movies. I don't watch many movies either, I'm more into anime/video games of multiple genres.


Male Half-orc Expert 1/Inquisitor (Preacher) 2 [ HP: 22/22 | AC: 16 T: 11 FF: 15 | F: +5 R: +1 W: +7 | Init: +5 Perc: +8 | 1st: 3/3 | Judgment: 1/1 ]

I'm an Education major, so I'd need my degree to teach.

Except the longer I am in the program, the less I want to teach. Which sucks, because I am way too far in to switch majors (I will probably be student teaching next semester, just to get the damn degree and find something else to do).

On the plus side, I've found that I might really want to be a children's librarian (I work as a shelver in my local library, and while it looks tough, I think it'd be super rewarding and probably even pay better than being an unappreciated and underpaid teacher) so I'm trying to see what it'll take.


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Tomag wrote:

I'm an Education major, so I'd need my degree to teach.

Except the longer I am in the program, the less I want to teach. Which sucks, because I am way too far in to switch majors (I will probably be student teaching next semester, just to get the damn degree and find something else to do).

On the plus side, I've found that I might really want to be a children's librarian (I work as a shelver in my local library, and while it looks tough, I think it'd be super rewarding and probably even pay better than being an unappreciated and underpaid teacher) so I'm trying to see what it'll take.

Move to Canada if you want to teach, we actually pay teachers a decent amount of money. You could probably get a job a librarian with an education degree, but I am not an expert in that field as my degree was in Civil Engineering.


Male Half-orc Expert 1/Inquisitor (Preacher) 2 [ HP: 22/22 | AC: 16 T: 11 FF: 15 | F: +5 R: +1 W: +7 | Init: +5 Perc: +8 | 1st: 3/3 | Judgment: 1/1 ]

I'm honestly considering it. Anywhere but America, really.

I do quite love winter, and maple syrup, and socialized healthcare, after all.


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Tomag wrote:

I'm honestly considering it. Anywhere but America, really.

I do quite love winter, and maple syrup, and socialized healthcare, after all.

The only problem is that we have too many people qualified to be teachers. Ontario in particular is really difficult to find teaching jobs. Most areas there won't even let you apply for full time work until you have done time as a supply teacher.


N Female Human Soldier 1 / Mystic 12 | HP: 83/83 | STAM: 109/109 | EAC: 28 KAC: 28 | F:+10, R:+8, W:+14 | Init: +8 | Perc: +24, SM: +20 | Speed 6 met | Spells: 1st: 4/6 2nd: 2/6 3rd: 5/5 4th: 2/4 Resolve: 4/10 Healing Touch: 1/2 Ammo: 20/20 Starlight Form 9/11| Active conditions: see invisibility; energy resistance 10 electricity, fire, acid); mindlink; superpowers; darkvision
Kal'Tos wrote:
The new star trek movies are awesome, as are the original star wars trilogy. I am also a huge fan of what marvel has been doing in recent years.

I saw the first new Star Trek movie and liked it quite a bit. Haven't seen the second though.

Kal'Tos wrote:
I prefer settings that have lots of detail and moving parts, so for sci-fi I generally prefer TV shows or movie series over individual movies that aren't part of a larger body of work.

Actually, I'm with you here. When I watch a movie, it is usually on in the background while I do something else. But if I really want to watch something, it is usually a TV series. I think we're living in a really good age for extended length storytelling.

Kal'Tos wrote:
The other problem with talking about sci-fi is everyone has a different definition of sci-fi. I tend to immediately think space and future tech, but many other sub-genres are also out there.

Yeah, I think of it in terms of sub-genres. As far as writing goes, I love me some William Gibson, but I don't think its been translated to the big screen that often. But give me a good atmospheric cyberpunk setting and I'll watch/read it.

Kal'Tos wrote:
and I am not a huge fan of the recent trend of sci-fi towards post-apocalypse settings where the society set up is failing.

I kind of love the post-apocalypse stuff. Charlie Huston wrote a fantastic novel set during a slow-burning, neurological disease induced apocalypse that was totally compelling, Sleepless. I've never seen the subgenre explored from that angle - society is still marginally functioning, but everyone knows that they are more likely than not doomed.

Plus, The Road. One of the most horrifying post-apocalyptic anythings I've ever ingested. That book kept me up at night.


N Female Human Soldier 1 / Mystic 12 | HP: 83/83 | STAM: 109/109 | EAC: 28 KAC: 28 | F:+10, R:+8, W:+14 | Init: +8 | Perc: +24, SM: +20 | Speed 6 met | Spells: 1st: 4/6 2nd: 2/6 3rd: 5/5 4th: 2/4 Resolve: 4/10 Healing Touch: 1/2 Ammo: 20/20 Starlight Form 9/11| Active conditions: see invisibility; energy resistance 10 electricity, fire, acid); mindlink; superpowers; darkvision
Vallen Silverclasp wrote:
I'm more into anime/video games of multiple genres.

What video games do you play?


N Female Human Soldier 1 / Mystic 12 | HP: 83/83 | STAM: 109/109 | EAC: 28 KAC: 28 | F:+10, R:+8, W:+14 | Init: +8 | Perc: +24, SM: +20 | Speed 6 met | Spells: 1st: 4/6 2nd: 2/6 3rd: 5/5 4th: 2/4 Resolve: 4/10 Healing Touch: 1/2 Ammo: 20/20 Starlight Form 9/11| Active conditions: see invisibility; energy resistance 10 electricity, fire, acid); mindlink; superpowers; darkvision
Tomag wrote:
On the plus side, I've found that I might really want to be a children's librarian (I work as a shelver in my local library, and while it looks tough, I think it'd be super rewarding and probably even pay better than being an unappreciated and underpaid teacher) so I'm trying to see what it'll take.

I took a similar path. Got an english degree, taught, didn't like it, f~!&ed around in the culinary industry a couple of years, got a degree in library science. I'm in academia (special collections/archives department) and it is a pretty enjoyable way to earn a living. I travel a lot for collection development, get to play with some really cool toys (books from the 1500s - today, presidential letters, fantastic old photos, etc.), and have in the five years I've been doing this, worked with the creation of a digital library and exhibition design. On the downside, I'm constantly in outreach mode, have a board of directors to deal with, and travel for collection development (the older I get the more I enjoy being at home) but there's minuses to every job.

Friends I know that have become school media specialists LOVE it. I think it sounds like great work. Regarding the pay, I imagine school media specialists probably make money comparable to the teachers in the institutions they teach in. Which is to say, you'll probably start off making less than an academic or public librarian, but in the long term make out better. Here in the midwest, a librarian in academia or public library will make about 40k to start and go up to about 70k by the time of retirement. A teacher can start lower ($30k) but end up higher than 70k when it is all said and done.

Librarians that go into management can make significantly more (my boss makes 100k, and the dean of libraries makes more than that at my university). But then you have to manage.


LG Male Dwarf Cleric (Iron Priest) 5 | HP: 28/28| AC: 19 (12 Tch, 17 Ff) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +4, R: +3, W: +7| Init: +2 | Perc: +3, SM: +3 | Speed 20ft | ACP: -3| Channel: 3/3 |Active conditions: Comprehend Langauges (50 min), Divine Favor (+1atk/dam, 1 min), Protection from Evil (5 min)
Cueta Guiding Star wrote:
Vallen Silverclasp wrote:
I'm more into anime/video games of multiple genres.
What video games do you play?

Pretty much all of them except for first person shooters. I'm an excellent shot in real life with shotguns/rifles (I hunted birds and woodland creatures all of my childhood and my father wanted me to be a military sharpshooter- now I'm a tree-hugger on the verge of vegetarianism) but for some reason I'm rather meh at FPS.

My favorite games of all time are Dwarf Fortress, Dark Souls, Dungeons of Dredmore, Total War series, Harvest Moon, Minecraft, and I played World of Warcraft hardcore for 8 years with about 10 other people. My steam library has a stupid number of games in it as well.


N Female Human Soldier 1 / Mystic 12 | HP: 83/83 | STAM: 109/109 | EAC: 28 KAC: 28 | F:+10, R:+8, W:+14 | Init: +8 | Perc: +24, SM: +20 | Speed 6 met | Spells: 1st: 4/6 2nd: 2/6 3rd: 5/5 4th: 2/4 Resolve: 4/10 Healing Touch: 1/2 Ammo: 20/20 Starlight Form 9/11| Active conditions: see invisibility; energy resistance 10 electricity, fire, acid); mindlink; superpowers; darkvision
Vallen Silverclasp wrote:

Pretty much all of them except for first person shooters. I'm an excellent shot in real life with shotguns/rifles (I hunted birds and woodland creatures all of my childhood and my father wanted me to be a military sharpshooter- now I'm a tree-hugger on the verge of vegetarianism) but for some reason I'm rather meh at FPS.

My favorite games of all time are Dwarf Fortress, Dark Souls, Dungeons of Dredmore, Total War series, Harvest Moon, Minecraft, and I played World of Warcraft hardcore for 8 years with about 10 other people. My steam library has a stupid number of games in it as well.

I don't play first person shooters, and video games often, but when I do I have a few I keep coming back to. The Dnd games - even the bad ones - but especially the good ones, heavily modded, like Temple of Elemental Evil and Baldur's Gate. Skyrim. And I love the Civ and Europa Universalis games.

I've always wanted to try my hand at Dwarf Fortress, but I hear it is really inscrutible. I'm not familiar with the other games you've mentioned, to be honest, other than Minecraft. Any of them fit the Dnd or world-builder/empire maker experience?

Also, veggies rock. I'm not a vegetarian, as I can't quick bacon, but about 90% of what I eat would be considered vegetarian or vegan food. I ate at a restaurant in Philidelphia (Horizons, now Vedge - highly recommended if you're ever in that area) and it totally blew away my preconceptions of vegan food. Now I can't get enough of it.


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Total war games are awesome. They have a turn based strategic map where you build armies, upgrade stuff and deal with diplomacy, then if a battle starts you can control the army in real time. Armies can contain up to 20 units of men, different factions have access to different units.


LG Male Dwarf Cleric (Iron Priest) 5 | HP: 28/28| AC: 19 (12 Tch, 17 Ff) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +4, R: +3, W: +7| Init: +2 | Perc: +3, SM: +3 | Speed 20ft | ACP: -3| Channel: 3/3 |Active conditions: Comprehend Langauges (50 min), Divine Favor (+1atk/dam, 1 min), Protection from Evil (5 min)

Dark Souls is an incredibly challenging and rewarding action-rpg. It is one of the greatest games of this generation. The problem is, after you play it everything else seems sub-par by comparison. It's heavily fantasy, I guess I would describe it DnD-like?

Dungeons of Dredmore is a rogue-like. It's one of the easiest rogue-likes to get into, and stays fun without burying you in extra things. It's difficult to explain honestly. I've never been able to successfully explain rogue-likes to anyone, so here's what wikipedia says-

wikipedia wrote:
Roguelike is a sub-genre of role-playing video games, characterized by procedural level generation, turn-based gameplay, tile-based graphics and permanent death, and typically based on a high fantasy narrative setting.

In DoD you have the option of permadeath, which I never did because it's easy to get f'd in the a if you open the wrong door without being ready.

The Total War series is based on a mixture of turn-based empire-management and real-time tactical troop battles. Turn-based it's about city and territory management, and diplomacy. It's more focused on the real-time battles than Civ or Europa Universalis. In fact I would call it the opposite of Europa Universalis, in that the focus is on the battles. It's historically based and The Creative Assembly actually employs historians and other researchers to make sure it's accurate. They have many different time periods to choose from.

I don't play Harvest Moon much anymore, because the recent games aren't very good. Harvest Moon is essentially a fantasy/cartoon farming/life simulator where you started with a s@+&ty farm from scratch and built your way up while simultaneously helping a nearby town prosper and then there's usually some forest spirit/fairy spirit/magic things to discover. The best Harvest Moon ever made was Back to Nature, which was on the Playstation 1. Second best was Harvest Moon 64 on the N64, and the others have been okay. Friends of Mineral Town on the gameboy could be a runner-up. The concept of Harvest Moon is what spawned all those damned cow-clickers on facebook, and I will never forgive those bastards at Zynga for watering down and mutilating my beloved games into a f&**ing money-printing Skinner box.

I've played the crap out of Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim, I just left those off because pretty much everyone loves them.

Dwarf Fortress doesn't have a learning curve, it has a learning cliff. If you want to play DF you need three things- a love of dwarves (REALLY love them, because those bastards are going to get themselves killed in the stupidest ways possible), patience, and an imagination. There are so many mods for Dwarf Fortress, similar to Minecraft mods but not in the same scope, that you can play it however you wish. Really it's the initial investment and learning how to play it, and the internet is a savior in that regard.


Male Half-orc Expert 1/Inquisitor (Preacher) 2 [ HP: 22/22 | AC: 16 T: 11 FF: 15 | F: +5 R: +1 W: +7 | Init: +5 Perc: +8 | 1st: 3/3 | Judgment: 1/1 ]

Being a school librarian requires a couple years of teaching in a classroom (which I don't even know if I'll be able to handle) and then being in charge of every single kid in the school when it comes to library-related stuff. I think it'd be neat if I could, but it also sounds like it might kill me. D:

I also am a big fan of anime (any given season I'm watching 10+ shows, even though most of them are entertaining but stupid as all get-out) and video games (though I'm currently sort of abstaining while I wait for RIFT's new expansion to come out).

I also played WoW for like 7 years, Vallen, and sometimes I wish I could get that time back. It was fun, but it sort of absorbed all my time.


LG Male Dwarf Cleric (Iron Priest) 5 | HP: 28/28| AC: 19 (12 Tch, 17 Ff) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +4, R: +3, W: +7| Init: +2 | Perc: +3, SM: +3 | Speed 20ft | ACP: -3| Channel: 3/3 |Active conditions: Comprehend Langauges (50 min), Divine Favor (+1atk/dam, 1 min), Protection from Evil (5 min)

I could be nostalgic about WoW for days, and don't regret the time I spent playing. I have incredible memories with a lot of people, thankfully. I'm still friends with the people I was in guild with and will probably be friends with them for the rest of my life.

I played on Argent Dawn, Horde, as Galorit the Hunter. I only played that character, which is probably what saved me from it turning into a waste of time... lol.


N Female Human Soldier 1 / Mystic 12 | HP: 83/83 | STAM: 109/109 | EAC: 28 KAC: 28 | F:+10, R:+8, W:+14 | Init: +8 | Perc: +24, SM: +20 | Speed 6 met | Spells: 1st: 4/6 2nd: 2/6 3rd: 5/5 4th: 2/4 Resolve: 4/10 Healing Touch: 1/2 Ammo: 20/20 Starlight Form 9/11| Active conditions: see invisibility; energy resistance 10 electricity, fire, acid); mindlink; superpowers; darkvision
Vallen Silverclasp wrote:
Lots of stuff

Yeah, that learning cliff worries me,'cause I thought Europa Universalis had one. I think I'm going to make DF the next game I try though.

Kal'Tos wrote:
Total war games are awesome. They have a turn based strategic map where you build armies, upgrade stuff and deal with diplomacy, then if a battle starts you can control the army in real time. Armies can contain up to 20 units of men, different factions have access to different units.

This also sounds really cool. I love historical simulators and war games, so I'll have to check this out.

Tomag wrote:
Being a school librarian requires a couple years of teaching in a classroom (which I don't even know if I'll be able to handle) and then being in charge of every single kid in the school when it comes to library-related stuff. I think it'd be neat if I could, but it also sounds like it might kill me. D:

Interesting. Everyone I know that has gone this route has gotten a masters in LS. Though most or maybe all of them were teachers before, so I guess that would fill the teaching requirement. And, yeah, depending on the size of the school, that could get pretty crazy. I like kids, but man are they high-energy!


Male Half-orc Expert 1/Inquisitor (Preacher) 2 [ HP: 22/22 | AC: 16 T: 11 FF: 15 | F: +5 R: +1 W: +7 | Init: +5 Perc: +8 | 1st: 3/3 | Judgment: 1/1 ]

I love working with kids (they are the only thing that lets me be awake in the mornings) but yeah, they take a ton of energy to work with.

Children's librarian meets most of my requirements (I think I'd need to get a masters in LS, but I'd probably get pushed to get a masters in education if I became a normal teacher, anyway) but I don't end up the one in charge of 20+ kids. It's not so much I think that I can't teach them, and more that that's the only part I want anything to do with.

Everything else (dealing with parents, changing standards written by people who haven't been in a classroom in 50 years, high stakes testing) can go suck an egg.


LG Male Dwarf Cleric (Iron Priest) 5 | HP: 28/28| AC: 19 (12 Tch, 17 Ff) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +4, R: +3, W: +7| Init: +2 | Perc: +3, SM: +3 | Speed 20ft | ACP: -3| Channel: 3/3 |Active conditions: Comprehend Langauges (50 min), Divine Favor (+1atk/dam, 1 min), Protection from Evil (5 min)

If you get into DF I can help you if you have questions Cueta. Just remember- Losing is Fun!


N Female Human Soldier 1 / Mystic 12 | HP: 83/83 | STAM: 109/109 | EAC: 28 KAC: 28 | F:+10, R:+8, W:+14 | Init: +8 | Perc: +24, SM: +20 | Speed 6 met | Spells: 1st: 4/6 2nd: 2/6 3rd: 5/5 4th: 2/4 Resolve: 4/10 Healing Touch: 1/2 Ammo: 20/20 Starlight Form 9/11| Active conditions: see invisibility; energy resistance 10 electricity, fire, acid); mindlink; superpowers; darkvision
Vallen Silverclasp wrote:
If you get into DF I can help you if you have questions Cueta. Just remember- Losing is Fun!

Thanks, Vallen. I don't play games often, but when I do, DF will probably be my next binge. I'll let you know if when I'm having trouble!

Players' map is up, on the "Maps" tab of the Resources Tracking Sheet. I'm sure that I'm wildly inaccurate. Nerk and anyone else, please let me know where I made mistakes - it is easy enough to change stuff up.


Indubitably Never 3d6

Brilliant, Cueta!

Only thing I can see is Rotten Valley should be E of Newspring and Broken Skull Valley, between Newspring and the gold. I have a feeling I may have been being dyslexic when I was describing it.

And (because I doubt this gives too much away) the Gold River flows into that NE tip of Lillend Bay.

Balding Hills makes me think they're all really old. Which makes sense, because I've been picturing the Appalachians, which are about the oldest mountains/hills around.


N Female Human Soldier 1 / Mystic 12 | HP: 83/83 | STAM: 109/109 | EAC: 28 KAC: 28 | F:+10, R:+8, W:+14 | Init: +8 | Perc: +24, SM: +20 | Speed 6 met | Spells: 1st: 4/6 2nd: 2/6 3rd: 5/5 4th: 2/4 Resolve: 4/10 Healing Touch: 1/2 Ammo: 20/20 Starlight Form 9/11| Active conditions: see invisibility; energy resistance 10 electricity, fire, acid); mindlink; superpowers; darkvision

Thanks, Nerk! I really like world-building, map-making, etc., so I hope that I'm doing your creation justice. It makes much more sense that the Rotten Valley is east of Newspring, considering this quote from Sharpeyes when we left for exploration:

Sharpeyes said:
I think their best have gone beyond the rot.

I've updated the map, but that exchange between Vallen and the goblins raises another question: Have we seen this Honeyflow Valley, or is that yet undiscovered? If it is something that we've already explored, I can go ahead an put it on our map, which I've updated to reflect the correct positioning of the Rotten Valley/River and the Gold River's outflow into Lillend Bay.

I'm going to try my hand at Newspring as well, hopefully all scaled out right, but I've got a question there: Have some Newspringers spent some capital to build little huts or the like, or are the only structures currently constructed or under construction the barracks, the forge and the palisades?

I was picturing the Balding Hills much as the Appalachians myself. Our PCs may live in a dangerous neighborhood, but damn if it ain't beautiful!


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Indubitably Never 3d6

The Honeyflow is the Rotten River.

Newspringers really haven't had leisure to build huts. Most are foraging, the rest are building palisades and so on. At best, they'll have sailcloth tents shored up with driftwood and the like.

I did make a list of what other things are in the works that you guys don't really know about, but I don't have my notes handy.

IIRC
Ingwe has a voodoo altar in the woods, and is building a brewery (read, still) nearby.
The Thayers are working on a Guardpost (to compliment the walls) and a bunkhouse. They're pretty big on shelter and security, while you guys have been obsessing about food.
Manari is the other major player so far, but if I made up my mind about what she's working on, I cant remember.

Not that any of this was supposed to be a secret, I just realized the discount on capital was about to end and thought I'd crunch out what they had been working on, how far along they were, etc. I'll feed that into the spreadsheet when I get back to the numbers.

My picture of things is that the Thayer's fortification is to the west of the spring, with most of the inhabitations clustered around. Their tent is in the middle of the fort, with the bunks and common room behind. I guess the gate would face the spring. The beach is near the marshes about a mile through the woods to the south, with the forge set up along the stream. Ingwe's area is northwest, away from marsh, shore, stream, everything.

If you're really feeling ambitious, do Portress to Vallen's satisfaction.


LG Male Dwarf Cleric (Iron Priest) 5 | HP: 28/28| AC: 19 (12 Tch, 17 Ff) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +4, R: +3, W: +7| Init: +2 | Perc: +3, SM: +3 | Speed 20ft | ACP: -3| Channel: 3/3 |Active conditions: Comprehend Langauges (50 min), Divine Favor (+1atk/dam, 1 min), Protection from Evil (5 min)

Excellent map Cueta! I really like the aesthetic as well.

I was wondering what everyone else was up to. We've made a lot of progress in a month, and with everyone working together I think we're going to pull this off. In a few more months (of game time) Newspring might be an actual rudimentary hamlet.

One of the biggest things I wonder about is if any ships will be returning from Avistan. Did the Illend even make it back? Will anyone come for us/any other settlers arrive? If they do how are we going to feed them? It will likely be a few months before another ship arrives, if any do arrive, though.

By the time we solve our food problem we'll probably be holding our borders against elves and dwarves if I had to guess. They're not going to just let us sit back and eat our tubers in peace. The elves know where we are and they've already sent their ninja squirrels.

As for the portress- I would love to reclaim it (dwarf fortress style) one day. It's a shame we didn't discover it sooner and just move everyone to it while we had the food for the trip, it could have been a badass settlement. One day. If we had settled it I might have made a mock-up of it in Dwarf Fortress, hehe.


N Female Human Soldier 1 / Mystic 12 | HP: 83/83 | STAM: 109/109 | EAC: 28 KAC: 28 | F:+10, R:+8, W:+14 | Init: +8 | Perc: +24, SM: +20 | Speed 6 met | Spells: 1st: 4/6 2nd: 2/6 3rd: 5/5 4th: 2/4 Resolve: 4/10 Healing Touch: 1/2 Ammo: 20/20 Starlight Form 9/11| Active conditions: see invisibility; energy resistance 10 electricity, fire, acid); mindlink; superpowers; darkvision
DM Nerk wrote:
The Honeyflow is the Rotten River.

Aha! Duh, me...

DM Nerk wrote:
Ingwe has a voodoo altar in the woods, and is building a brewery (read, still) nearby.

Smart man. He'll have a lot of influence being the only alcohol game in town.

DM Nerk wrote:
The Thayers are working on a Guardpost (to compliment the walls) and a bunkhouse.

So their bunkhouse consists of a bunks and a common room (2 rooms), correct?

I've got the map of Newspring mostly done, have to go to work for a few hours, will get it up tonight. I've got the guardhouse currently located by the gate to the palisade. Should I move it?

DM Nerk wrote:
They're pretty big on shelter and security, while you guys have been obsessing about food.

I'd love to build some other stuff, but that will have to wait. Cueta is very food-motivated, if you haven't noticed ;) I think as a town goes we're doing pretty well so far.

DM Nerk wrote:
I'll feed that into the spreadsheet when I get back to the numbers.

The spreadsheet is getting somewhat cumbersome, I think. How would you all feel about MOAR SPREADSHEETS! Specifically, just moving the map-related stuff (maps of the New World, settlements, tactical battle map, and hexploration tab) to a different Google Doc and pinning that to the top of the page? Then the more math-y stuff would stay together on the original spreadsheet.

DM Nerk wrote:
If you're really feeling ambitious, do Portress to Vallen's satisfaction.

Oh man. Mapping out Portress would be really cool. I may give it a shot. But to Vallens satisfaction, I don't know - I've got no ranks in craft (sculptures) ;)


N Female Human Soldier 1 / Mystic 12 | HP: 83/83 | STAM: 109/109 | EAC: 28 KAC: 28 | F:+10, R:+8, W:+14 | Init: +8 | Perc: +24, SM: +20 | Speed 6 met | Spells: 1st: 4/6 2nd: 2/6 3rd: 5/5 4th: 2/4 Resolve: 4/10 Healing Touch: 1/2 Ammo: 20/20 Starlight Form 9/11| Active conditions: see invisibility; energy resistance 10 electricity, fire, acid); mindlink; superpowers; darkvision
Vallen Silverclasp wrote:
Excellent map Cueta! I really like the aesthetic as well.

Thank you!

Vallen Silverclasp wrote:
I was wondering what everyone else was up to. We've made a lot of progress in a month, and with everyone working together I think we're going to pull this off. In a few more months (of game time) Newspring might be an actual rudimentary hamlet.

I agree. Newspring is really coming along quite nicely, when you consider that it has only been one month, in-game.

Vallen Silverclasp wrote:
One of the biggest things I wonder about is if any ships will be returning from Avistan. Did the Illend even make it back? Will anyone come for us/any other settlers arrive? If they do how are we going to feed them? It will likely be a few months before another ship arrives, if any do arrive, though.

I would bet they arrive at the most dramatically suitable moment ;) Seriously, though, what was the journey over here - months long, right? I think we're looking at least at a year of being on our own out here, if one comes at all.

Vallen Silverclasp wrote:
By the time we solve our food problem we'll probably be holding our borders against elves and dwarves if I had to guess.

I've been thinking alot about teams lately. If we get our food situation stabilized, we should shunt some of those foragers off into teams. How much a % of our population is acceptable to be on military duty? 10%? 20%?

What other teams do you all feel are important?

We also probably need to get everyone at least militia-trained and build some more fortifications. More Guard posts at Newspring, probably a tower at the beach as well - more a signal tower than a defensive position though. If ships are sighted, anyone in that tower should retreat back to NS as standard procedure, I'd think.

Vallen Silverclasp wrote:
One day. If we had settled it I might have made a mock-up of it in Dwarf Fortress, hehe.

I look forward to seeing this!


male Dwarf barbarian 3

My guess is the next ship/ ships will arrive about a year after we did, maybe slightly earlier.

Though there may still be survivors from other ships out there.


N Female Human Soldier 1 / Mystic 12 | HP: 83/83 | STAM: 109/109 | EAC: 28 KAC: 28 | F:+10, R:+8, W:+14 | Init: +8 | Perc: +24, SM: +20 | Speed 6 met | Spells: 1st: 4/6 2nd: 2/6 3rd: 5/5 4th: 2/4 Resolve: 4/10 Healing Touch: 1/2 Ammo: 20/20 Starlight Form 9/11| Active conditions: see invisibility; energy resistance 10 electricity, fire, acid); mindlink; superpowers; darkvision
Kal'Tos wrote:
Though there may still be survivors from other ships out there.

That's a good point. We may find another hamlet somewhere along the coast, one of these days.

I've got a new spreadsheet created around maps and hexploration. You can find it here

Included is a Newspring Hamlet map. Nerk, I put the guard post by the door. It is easy enough to move if that isn't right.


LG Male Dwarf Cleric (Iron Priest) 5 | HP: 28/28| AC: 19 (12 Tch, 17 Ff) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +4, R: +3, W: +7| Init: +2 | Perc: +3, SM: +3 | Speed 20ft | ACP: -3| Channel: 3/3 |Active conditions: Comprehend Langauges (50 min), Divine Favor (+1atk/dam, 1 min), Protection from Evil (5 min)

The spreadsheet says we need permission to access it.

Also I forgot to say, but I think our single spreadsheet is fine. The tabs at the bottom make navigation easy enough.


N Female Human Soldier 1 / Mystic 12 | HP: 83/83 | STAM: 109/109 | EAC: 28 KAC: 28 | F:+10, R:+8, W:+14 | Init: +8 | Perc: +24, SM: +20 | Speed 6 met | Spells: 1st: 4/6 2nd: 2/6 3rd: 5/5 4th: 2/4 Resolve: 4/10 Healing Touch: 1/2 Ammo: 20/20 Starlight Form 9/11| Active conditions: see invisibility; energy resistance 10 electricity, fire, acid); mindlink; superpowers; darkvision
Vallen Silverclasp wrote:
The spreadsheet says we need permission to access it.

D'oh! Fixed - sorry about that. I forgot to change the privacy settings.

Vallen Silverclasp wrote:
Also I forgot to say, but I think our single spreadsheet is fine. The tabs at the bottom make navigation easy enough.

It is the arrowing over to hit certain sheets, and the ordering that drives me a little batty. It is a librarian thing, I think - I'm used to thinking in directory-style ordering when it comes to information. Plus, we're going to have even more sheets as we go along, kingdom sheets, city sheets, army sheets. If we're going to keep one sheet, can I reorder the tabs so that like tabs are grouped together? I know it is anal and OCD, and I apologize for that.


Male Half-orc Expert 1/Inquisitor (Preacher) 2 [ HP: 22/22 | AC: 16 T: 11 FF: 15 | F: +5 R: +1 W: +7 | Init: +5 Perc: +8 | 1st: 3/3 | Judgment: 1/1 ]

As long as they're clearly marked, I don't mind.

And I can totally understand the being OCD about how they're ordered. When somebody comes in and starts shelving stuff in my mystery and science fiction sections, and just jams stuff in wherever they please, every neuron in my brain starts screaming BURN THE WITCH.


male Dwarf barbarian 3

I have an engineering degree, you have to be a little OCD to get one of those so I understand.


LG Male Dwarf Cleric (Iron Priest) 5 | HP: 28/28| AC: 19 (12 Tch, 17 Ff) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +4, R: +3, W: +7| Init: +2 | Perc: +3, SM: +3 | Speed 20ft | ACP: -3| Channel: 3/3 |Active conditions: Comprehend Langauges (50 min), Divine Favor (+1atk/dam, 1 min), Protection from Evil (5 min)

Nerk said the food prep was all fluff so I went ahead and added it to our stores. Gardens and farm bring in their first 8.6 food per day. Mmm cabbages!

Tomorrow another garden and the Common Hall is complete.


Indubitably Never 3d6

Cabbage ... pork ... I sense pulled pork sammiches with coleslaw.


LG Male Dwarf Cleric (Iron Priest) 5 | HP: 28/28| AC: 19 (12 Tch, 17 Ff) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +4, R: +3, W: +7| Init: +2 | Perc: +3, SM: +3 | Speed 20ft | ACP: -3| Channel: 3/3 |Active conditions: Comprehend Langauges (50 min), Divine Favor (+1atk/dam, 1 min), Protection from Evil (5 min)

I have to attend a funeral today. I will get the spreadsheet updated later, but for everyone's information the Common Hall is complete (which I believe is a b+#*@in' longhouse designed by Vallen, built and owned by the Thayers). Another Garden is also complete. I have transferred ownership of this garden from Hassan to Vada, so he can be a real farmer.


Male Human (Chelaxian) Barbarian (Invulnerable Rager) 1
Normal:
[ HP: 15/17 | AC: 13 T: 10 FF: 13 | F: +4 R: +0 W: +2 | Init: +2 Perc: +8 | Rage: 5/5 ]
Raging:
[ HP: 17/19 | AC: 11 T: 8 FF: 11 | F: +6 R: +0 W: +4 | Init: +2 Perc: +8 | Rage: 5/5 ]

Aww yeah, I'm a landowner now!


Indubitably Never 3d6

"Did he just call himself a landowner?"
"Hush, brother" Sandra says.


N Female Human Soldier 1 / Mystic 12 | HP: 83/83 | STAM: 109/109 | EAC: 28 KAC: 28 | F:+10, R:+8, W:+14 | Init: +8 | Perc: +24, SM: +20 | Speed 6 met | Spells: 1st: 4/6 2nd: 2/6 3rd: 5/5 4th: 2/4 Resolve: 4/10 Healing Touch: 1/2 Ammo: 20/20 Starlight Form 9/11| Active conditions: see invisibility; energy resistance 10 electricity, fire, acid); mindlink; superpowers; darkvision
DM Nerk wrote:

"Did he just call himself a landowner?"

"Hush, brother" Sandra says.

hahaha, yes!


LG Male Dwarf Cleric (Iron Priest) 5 | HP: 28/28| AC: 19 (12 Tch, 17 Ff) | CMB: +3, CMD: 15 | F: +4, R: +3, W: +7| Init: +2 | Perc: +3, SM: +3 | Speed 20ft | ACP: -3| Channel: 3/3 |Active conditions: Comprehend Langauges (50 min), Divine Favor (+1atk/dam, 1 min), Protection from Evil (5 min)

Thanks for asking about the fishing team Cueta, I completely forgot to. I add the fisherteam as a +7 to food every day, similar to our grown food. Unless they're getting penalized for the same hex every day?

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