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The Exile | Harm: 5/7 | Luck: 7/7 | Status: OK | Charm: -1 | Cool: 1 | Sharp:1 | Tough: 1 | Weird: 2| Armour: 2 | Experience: 0/5 |

Unless you prey on humans she'll be fine. She differentiates between a monstrous and a monster.


Chosen | Harm 7/7 | Luck 7/7 | Exp 1/5
Charlotte "Charly" Takahashi wrote:
Oh, this brings up a good question. What's going to happen when Amelia realizes Charly's a vampire?

It's a good question--probably applies to everyone else as well.


Chosen | Harm 7/7 | Luck 7/7 | Exp 1/5

Sorry about the slow pace of posting. I'm still trying to feel out the flow of the game.


Female Vampire/Demigoddess Luck: 5/7 | Harm: 3/7| XP: 3/5 | Holds:

No worries. It's going to be fun playing this out in any case. :)


Mixed Humanoid Commoner 34y GM-Player-Writer-Babbler.

Your pacing is more than fine Dot, I'm enjoying your posts.


Sharp +1 | Tough +2 | Luck 6/7 | Exp. 1/5 | Harm 7/7 | Unstable? N

Gang, I'll be travelling Friday through Sunday. Probably won't get a chance to post much.


Female Vampire/Demigoddess Luck: 5/7 | Harm: 3/7| XP: 3/5 | Holds:

Jerry, a couple of things. First, the only time you would have met Charly is the night she got turned about five months ago. She was a cop and hasn't really made a name as a hunter yet.

Sorry, I just tend to be a bit anal about continuity, and that's part of Charly's background that I want to be clear. She's very new to the monster hunting scene.


Sharp +1 | Tough +2 | Luck 6/7 | Exp. 1/5 | Harm 7/7 | Unstable? N

Okay. Just play as if I'd spoken however you're envisioning it, then.


Chosen | Harm 7/7 | Luck 7/7 | Exp 1/5

Sorry for not keeping up. I've been having a busy week.


The Exile | Harm: 5/7 | Luck: 7/7 | Status: OK | Charm: -1 | Cool: 1 | Sharp:1 | Tough: 1 | Weird: 2| Armour: 2 | Experience: 0/5 |

Life happens...given the day I'm having at work I'm sure we all understand.


Female Vampire/Demigoddess Luck: 5/7 | Harm: 3/7| XP: 3/5 | Holds:

I think we can all understand being busy.


Female Vampire/Demigoddess Luck: 5/7 | Harm: 3/7| XP: 3/5 | Holds:

And here's where everyone finds out that Charly's actually a nascent demigod of storms. :P

Yeah, her temper's turning out a bit tempestuous, but I can't have being a gloomy raincloud all the time.


Male Human Hard Case | Harm: 0/7 | Luck: 6/7 | Status: OK | Charm: -1 | Cool: 1 | Sharp: 1 | Tough: 2 | Weird: 0 | Experience: 1/5

For clarification, my Kick Some Ass roll in my last post was directed at the dog, using my knife, not at the other humanoid figure. Not sure if that changes whether that figure is still up or not, and probably could have been a bit more specific--I was posting during a lull at work so I didn't have a ton of time, my bad.


Mixed Humanoid Commoner 34y GM-Player-Writer-Babbler.

Sorry, it is in your post and I somehow missed it. So there are 5 figures and no dog, I'll add it exploding into lights in my next post.


Hi folks,

Sorry for the lack of keeping up. Unfortunately, just after we started this, I ended up in probably the busiest time of my life for the past five years.

I do want to keep up with this, but for the next two weeks, I'm going to be swamped, and will probably not have an internet connection for a while.

Again, sorry for the mess. You can either treat Dot as being very quiet, or just consider her lost in the woods, and lost from the campaign. I'll leave it up to you.

-Ben


Mixed Humanoid Commoner 34y GM-Player-Writer-Babbler.

Thank you for letting us know. Hope things calm for you soon.


Sharp +1 | Tough +2 | Luck 6/7 | Exp. 1/5 | Harm 7/7 | Unstable? N

Thanks, D_Var_Stars! It was fun!

I stopped following the Artifact table a while back, although I intended to catch up on their adventure. How close are they to finishing their adventure? Or have they already?

I'm fine with being switched around, but Jerry's "talk" was going to be a rationale for sticking together as a group. We can just let that thought slip away if it works better for the two games.


Male Human Hard Case | Harm: 0/7 | Luck: 6/7 | Status: OK | Charm: -1 | Cool: 1 | Sharp: 1 | Tough: 2 | Weird: 0 | Experience: 1/5

Ditto, this was a lot of fun! I'd be okay with Zeke swapping tables, although if this one's next adventure is gonna be a lot of shooting, that's right up Zeke's alley. And I'd definitely be interested in exploring his relationships with everyone else here.


Mixed Humanoid Commoner 34y GM-Player-Writer-Babbler.

GmJon is intending a concluding post like I did here, but other than that, they're done. They beat their big bads first, but had a longer needed recovery section due to their monster being infectious, someone setting the building they were in on fire with a botched roll, and back-up having been called in after finding a badly damaged/infected victim.

I was intending to keep Jerry and Zeke together so it would either be the pair of you or Charly finding another adventure - maybe her needing a longer recovery time and finding something concerning during that she wants to go check out means you're separated for an adventure or two.


Male. Mostly. Human. Mostly. Archaeologist

Yeah, I'm being slow because it's a busy weekened at work...which has been made buisier by pulling a bicep. I can write just fine, thankfully, but work took a lot longer than it should have last night.


Ratings: Charm +0 Cool +1 Sharp -1 Tough +3 Weird +1 |Harm 0/7 Unstable? no | Luck 7/7 | Experience 7/5

Hey, Kavax didn't *botch* that roll! He just tends to light things on fire anyway...


Mixed Humanoid Commoner 34y GM-Player-Writer-Babbler.

It was not Kavax, no, Cheshire failed a magic roll that sent a firebolt into the ceiling and attic. Captain is going to have so much paperwork...

Also, for end of game experience, everyone in Gemstones get 1 experience to spend. This is not intentionally the same as in Artifacts, though possibly because they were both starter-y games.


Female Vampire/Demigoddess Luck: 5/7 | Harm: 3/7| XP: 3/5 | Holds:

Sure, I'm game for swapping. I've been keeping up with both tables, so it wouldn't be all that different for me. Of course, it looks like we'll be swapping the Storm Demigoddess for one of fire. That should be fun! Just let me know which table I should be at.


Charm -1 Cool +1 Sharp 0 Tough +2 Weird +1 Harm ●○○|○○○○ Unstable ○

Hey, everyone! I'm swapping tables with Charly, so I'll be joining you for this next adventure! Looking forward to it!

Hard to fill the shoes of a storm demigoddess, but hopefully you'll find some use for a teen-turned fallen angel/fury!


Female Vampire/Demigoddess Luck: 5/7 | Harm: 3/7| XP: 3/5 | Holds:

I dunno, Charly's very much a fledgling demigoddess. She's more like a goddess of sad little rainclouds at the moment. :P

EDIT: By the way, did Amelia ever take up Charly on her offer of being roommates?


Sharp +1 | Tough +2 | Luck 6/7 | Exp. 1/5 | Harm 7/7 | Unstable? N

Welcome Jessica! We had talked in the Discussion thread that it was Jerry who summoned you. In my head, it was shortly after his lover was killed and he became driven to start hunting vampires and other things in the local prisons and communities.

So I hope that doesn't make things awkward.


Male Human Hard Case | Harm: 0/7 | Luck: 6/7 | Status: OK | Charm: -1 | Cool: 1 | Sharp: 1 | Tough: 2 | Weird: 0 | Experience: 1/5

Before I write up my intro post for Zeke for this adventure, I wanted to check in: I'm assuming there's been a bit of a time-skip between wrapping up in the woods and hearing about this? I also assume that we're still in the same rough region, and therefore (probably) relatively close to one another in terms of where we're staying. So the time skip probably isn't a whole lot, maybe only a week or two?

If I'm incorrect on any of that let me know. I think I know how Zeke will make his appearance in this "episode," but I wanted to make sure it'll make sense with the overall narrative. Depending on timing and everything, Zeke and Jerry might not be crashing in the exact same spot (for once).


Mixed Humanoid Commoner 34y GM-Player-Writer-Babbler.

There has been a time skip and it's roughly the same region though this has moved out into a more rural area with a small town.

I've been purposefully vague, but there has been enough time for everyone to have healed up and do basic resupply. If people want to plan out how they want to meet up, that would be fine.


Charm -1 Cool +1 Sharp 0 Tough +2 Weird +1 Harm ●○○|○○○○ Unstable ○
Jerry Harris Jr. wrote:

Welcome Jessica! We had talked in the Discussion thread that it was Jerry who summoned you. In my head, it was shortly after his lover was killed and he became driven to start hunting vampires and other things in the local prisons and communities.

So I hope that doesn't make things awkward.

Awkward? I can't imagine why that would make things awkward.

;-P


Male Human Cleric of the Helix

Just posting this in all my campaigns to let everybody know I'm visiting family today through the next week, so posting might get a bit spotty. I'll do my best to keep in touch and check in once a day or more if at all possible.


Male Human Hard Case | Harm: 0/7 | Luck: 6/7 | Status: OK | Charm: -1 | Cool: 1 | Sharp: 1 | Tough: 2 | Weird: 0 | Experience: 1/5

Question for you, Jessica/Androleteira: How long has she been "the way she is"? Would Zeke have potentially heard rumors about a badass avenger making rounds by this point? I'd chosen you for one of my background connections, but that could also be established in game, much as my connection with Charly was.


Charm -1 Cool +1 Sharp 0 Tough +2 Weird +1 Harm ●○○|○○○○ Unstable ○

I'd forgotten about that, Zeke! I suppose it makes sense for that connection to be developed in-game, then.

As for how long she's been "this way," I've been playing it that she's still fairly new at it so I don't think she's developed much of a rep. Maybe only a few stories would have gotten out.

Maybe Jerry mentioned Jessica in passing?


Sharp +1 | Tough +2 | Luck 6/7 | Exp. 1/5 | Harm 7/7 | Unstable? N
Jessica Andrews-Androleteira wrote:
Maybe Jerry mentioned Jessica in passing?

If it works for how you want to role play it, then he did. If you'd rather he didn't, then he didn't. :)

Does Luck ever recover? I forget from reading through the rules.


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The Exile | Harm: 5/7 | Luck: 7/7 | Status: OK | Charm: -1 | Cool: 1 | Sharp:1 | Tough: 1 | Weird: 2| Armour: 2 | Experience: 0/5 |

Not naturally. You can use your level up to grab more...once per archetype, usually. The Mundane can do it more often. I think the max a single character can get throughout there entire career is 10 or so.


Male Human Hard Case | Harm: 0/7 | Luck: 6/7 | Status: OK | Charm: -1 | Cool: 1 | Sharp: 1 | Tough: 2 | Weird: 0 | Experience: 1/5

Oh, I've also been meaning to ask: the free Experience to spend. Is that a full Experience, like enough to buy something from our playbook? Or is it a 1/5 type deal?


The Exile | Harm: 5/7 | Luck: 7/7 | Status: OK | Charm: -1 | Cool: 1 | Sharp:1 | Tough: 1 | Weird: 2| Armour: 2 | Experience: 0/5 |

As far as I can tell it's the 1/5 deal.


Sharp +1 | Tough +2 | Luck 6/7 | Exp. 1/5 | Harm 7/7 | Unstable? N

Friends, I'll be traveling to visit family June 28th through July 10th. I'll still be checking in, but it will be less frequently. Feel free to bot me if I'm holding things up.


Male Human Cleric of the Helix

Just popping this in my games to let people know I'm leaving later today to visit family for about a week. I should be able to check in and post regularly during most of it, but this weekend might be spotty, so bot me as needed. Thanks!


Male. Mostly. Human. Mostly. Archaeologist

Appologies for any delay on D and I's end. Our daughter broke her arm and we're in full parental flap mode, I'm afraid.


Sharp +1 | Tough +2 | Luck 6/7 | Exp. 1/5 | Harm 7/7 | Unstable? N

Yikes! I hope she copes okay (and you guys, too). And I hope she gets some cool art on her cast.


Male Human Hard Case | Harm: 0/7 | Luck: 6/7 | Status: OK | Charm: -1 | Cool: 1 | Sharp: 1 | Tough: 2 | Weird: 0 | Experience: 1/5

GM, how big is the hole this paving stone revealed? Specifically, big enough for someone to drop down into the space beneath, or is it just a small hole we can sort of see through?


Mixed Humanoid Commoner 34y GM-Player-Writer-Babbler.

It's a large paving stone sized, so definitely big enough for someone to drop down, probably one person at a time. Whether it could be done safely is another question.


Male. Mostly. Human. Mostly. Archaeologist

OK, I'm finally catching up on stuff. Part of that is the website, which you're all now on - yay! But if you want a different picture or a different short description just give me a yell.

Check it out Here.


Sharp +1 | Tough +2 | Luck 6/7 | Exp. 1/5 | Harm 7/7 | Unstable? N

Okay, for leveling up, Jerry is taking the following Wronged ability:

What Does Not Kill Me...: If you have suffered harm in a fight, you gain +1 ongoing until the fight is over.


Mixed Humanoid Commoner 34y GM-Player-Writer-Babbler.

That's a great ability.


Sharp +1 | Tough +2 | Luck 6/7 | Exp. 1/5 | Harm 7/7 | Unstable? N

I agree!

I resisted the urge to go through every class book looking for cool abilities, because I didn't want to spend the rest of my weekend deliberating.


The Exile | Harm: 5/7 | Luck: 7/7 | Status: OK | Charm: -1 | Cool: 1 | Sharp:1 | Tough: 1 | Weird: 2| Armour: 2 | Experience: 0/5 |

Now you can peruse them at your leisure! But yeah, that is cool.


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Sharp +1 | Tough +2 | Luck 6/7 | Exp. 1/5 | Harm 7/7 | Unstable? N
Amelia Oliver wrote:
Now you can peruse them at your leisure!

No need. It's obvious that Jerry needs angel wings, too.

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