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Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: ah


So I am just a moron who missed an obvious joke. Thanks for pointing it out to me!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go double the hit die of the monsters for this adventure. Because shut up!



I kid.



Probably.

Posted on 2013-11-11 at 23:48:30.

Topic: And yada-yada this is why we can't have nice things,...
Subject: hey hey


Welcome to the Inn!

As an aside, it's so nice to see the facelicking going on again...

Posted on 2013-11-11 at 14:18:20.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: Hrm


I don't get the joke.

Posted on 2013-11-11 at 07:05:07.

Topic: Are you Ready for some Football 2013
Subject: sigh


The best I can do this week, I believe, is seven. Which is pathetic.

Also, I really, really, REALLY hate the Bengals. I am seriously flipping a coin on them for the rest of the year. No matter what I pick for them, they do the opposite.

Posted on 2013-11-11 at 05:01:19.
Edited on 2013-11-11 at 05:21:14 by t_catt11

Topic: Are you Ready for some Football 2013
Subject: wow


I dunno, Grugg. Looks like my entire lead is evaporating this week. St. Louis? Jacksonville? Really?

And of course, the Bengals are screwing me, AGAIN. I'm going to start flipping a coin for them in future weeks.

Posted on 2013-11-10 at 20:21:49.

Topic: Celeste Resurfaces, or What in Tarnation is that Disheveled Sprite Doing in Our Bar?
Subject: hey


Welcome back!

Posted on 2013-11-10 at 18:49:13.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: ah, yes


I'll get a spell list to you shortly, Tuned_Out.

Do note that I do not require you to prepare specific spells. If you pray for spells every day, you may cast any spell that you have access to, provided you have the materials for it.

Assume you have enough typical components to cast any of your spells ten times. If you have a spell that requires truly expensive components (such as augury), check with me before trying to cast it.

Posted on 2013-11-10 at 02:14:46.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: well


It's of course completely up to you guys, but typically in a group with this composition, you'd have two warriors up front and one in the back as a rearguard. Ideally, the rearguard would be someone with a missile weapon, though it's not a big deal for them to charge up to melee if there is no threat from the back.

Your mage would be in the very middle of the formation, with the rogue and clerics acting as a buffer to the front and back of him.

Of course, if you *know* that there is no threat from behind, the muscle would all go up front, then clerics, rogue, and mage at the very back.

But those are just common alignments... it your party, feel free to organize it any way you see fit.

Posted on 2013-11-08 at 04:53:21.

Topic: Letters from Santa!
Subject: Letters from Santa


It's that time again. Time to be thinking about Christmas. Time for the little ones to send letters to Santa Claus.

As some of you know, every year, I help Santa to send letters back to kids. You might remember (I'm guessing that you were a kid once), but getting a piece of mail is a big thing when life hasn't jaded you with bills and junk mail... and a letter from Santa himself is pretty darned magical. Note that orders made before December 13th get the extra cool postmark from Santa Claus, Indiana.

Every letter is composed specifically for that child, is printed on some nice Christmas stationary, and is hand signed by Santa himself. And yes, I do offer some extras, such as reindeer food and nice list certificates, if you are interested in such. Heck, I also help with letters to grownups, and have even done two letters to dogs.

Several years and hundreds of letters later, I have to admit that it's still a really fun thing to do.

If you have kids, or know someone who does, please visit Santa4Me.com (or send the link to them, whichever applies).

Thanks, folks.



Posted on 2013-11-07 at 18:54:20.
Edited on 2013-11-07 at 18:55:08 by t_catt11

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: another player, and posting


Just wanted to let you all know that Kyle will, in fact, be joining us with his human male fighter, Ta'Arms.

I see no reason why he could not have met up with the human portion of the party in the past; indeed, he may also have been the sort that would have benefitted from some of the charity from followers of Falloes and Merca.

Or, alternately, he could have met Fae as far back as in her military service.


Now, all that being said... folks, the floor is open. Feel free to post to the game thread, even though I don't have all character sheets finished up yet.

Posted on 2013-11-07 at 04:57:36.

Topic: Are you Ready for some Football 2013
Subject: here goes nuttin


Washington @ Minnesota
Buffalo @ Pittsburgh
Jacksonville @ Tennessee
Oakland @ NY Giants
Seattle @ Atlanta
St Louis @ Indianapolis
Philadelphia @ Green Bay
Detroit @ Chicago
Cincinnati @ Baltimore
Carolina @ San Francisco
Houston @ Arizona
Denver @ San Diego
Dallas @ New Orleans
Miami @ Tampa Bay

edit by Grugg: added some useless green text to the bottom of the post
Look at me! I'm invisible!

Posted on 2013-11-07 at 04:48:31.
Edited on 2013-11-08 at 16:04:15 by Alacrity

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: potions!


Please note that everyone's character may own one potion of your choosing... though I reserve veto power. If you try to really cheese things out (potion of superheroism, potion of titan strength, etc), I reserve the right to deny you a potion, period.

I'm thinking things like potions of cure light wounds, potions of invisibility, and similarly powered items.

Posted on 2013-11-07 at 04:41:06.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: dialogue


Good question, Hammer.

I personally prefer to use the "book model" - dialogue goes inside of "quotation marks", and thoughts go in <i>italics</i>.

Examples:

"Stranger," the big man spoke, "you have three seconds to explain why you're on my land, or I'll start shooting."

Geez, Stan mused, I don't think we'll be able to say much in just three seconds.

I really don't care for multicolored text in a game thread, but I'm not going to hold it against you.





Posted on 2013-11-07 at 04:38:14.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: ahem


Squee.


That is all.

Posted on 2013-11-06 at 16:02:02.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: okay


I have gone ahead and made a post to the game thread. At this point, consider yourselves officially introduced.

Yeah, we have some rules technicalities to work out and I have to get the official character sheets done (two down), but I see no reason that we can't start posting.

So, have at it!

Posted on 2013-11-06 at 05:53:12.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men...
Subject: on the road again...


11th Sempore (Thirkday), 453 E.R.
Woods near the village of Crandel (west of the Indigo river, near the Sendrian border)



Summer was in full swing, with the countryside a recent recipient of a major heat wave that had held strong now for two full weeks. This afternoon had finally seen the accumulation of clouds, and while the farmers blessed them, the group of travelers trudging down the dirt road did not necessarily share that viewpoint. As evening fell, it had begun to drizzle. Rather than alleviate the heat, the precipitation had simply driven the humidity through the roof, causing clothing to become damp, sticky, and altogether uncomfortable. Slowly, a mist rose in response to the drizzle, which further choked away the visibility offered by the dying light of the day.

The companions expected to make Crandel by nightfall, and most - if not all - of them were looking forward to the chance to get in out of the weather for a bit. Indeed, the prospect of a dry bed and a hot meal was enough to quicken their pace.

As they walked along, the mist seemed to grow almost oppressively thick. Talcanaiion Aldavathar, sylvari pathfinder, began to feel uneasy. He had spent years out of doors, had experienced many types of weather, had witnessed the fury of nature firsthand... but this, this simply felt unnatural. Wrong.

Soon, every member of the party could feel the same things - the stifling atmosphere seemed to carry strange sounds, as well as cast strange shadows. More than once, one or more of the travelers were certain that they saw something in the mists, but the shapes always faded away, and never quite seemed to become fully visible.

The road (if one cared to use such a generous term for a dirt track in the middle of nowhere) took a sharp bend, and once the group reached the other side, they lay eyes on another group of travelers ahead. This new group - comprised of six or eight individuals on foot - was headed in the opposite direction, and though they were surely close enough to see the companions, they made no sign of recognizing this fact. Instead, they slowly shuffled along, heads down, seemingly oblivious to their surroundings, and continued to head directly for the party. If one had to wager a guess, one might speculate that these pilgrims were quite old, wounded, or ill - they were quite slow, indeed.


Posted on 2013-11-06 at 05:51:28.
Edited on 2016-03-18 at 16:22:42 by t_catt11

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: psh


Half syl, I forgot. My bad!

He's a man grown.

Posted on 2013-11-06 at 05:42:30.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: hmmm


Just a note for you, Hammer. Sylvari adulthood is generally recognized once the hundredth birthday is reached. 75 would make you the equivalent of a teenager.

Not a big deal, I know but probably one you should be aware of.

Posted on 2013-11-06 at 05:18:35.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: leadership


I will leave this question entirely up to the players, but if I had to guess, I would guess that En'Aranthea would be the best fit for the leader role of the party. She has the skillset and has served in a similar role before. Bladesingers, by the nature of their training, tend to make excellent leaders.

That being said, I recall her personality being a little more reserved, so she may not wish that mantle.

Likewise, Rae would be an excellent fit; paladins - by nature of their own skills, their forceful personalities, and their calling - are natural leaders. Rae is a humble person, however, and might be reluctant for such a role, regardless of how good she might be at it. That being said, the reluctant leader certainly makes for an interesting read.

Finally, I could see Jarenion making the argument that, as the most intelligent (and eventually, the most powerful) member of the party - combined with his natural arrogance and high opinion of himself - he should lead the group. For some reason, D&D groups tend to be lead by warriors or priests, but there is no reason that a mage could not be an effective leader (save perhaps the fact that it would be foolish for him to actually lead the way... more of a "command from the rear" situation).

I don't see Danon as the leader; he is humble, and more of a healer/helper than a commander.

Galardil, to me, seems completely uninterested in that sort of responsibility, preferring more to commune with nature than to lead adventurers.

Finally, I don't see Blair in that kind of role, either. Too much personal baggage, more interest in other pursuits. Just not the best fit.


Decide among yourselves, of course. I don't care who leads, or if you decide to go by committee forever. Up to you, just figured I'd weigh in on the subject.



Posted on 2013-11-06 at 04:25:27.
Edited on 2013-11-06 at 04:28:41 by t_catt11

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: backgrounds...


So, just tossing out some stuff here. Feel free to take it, leave it, whatever.

As mentioned, I see a connection between Jarenion (Eol's mage) and En'Aranthea (Vanadia's bladesinger). Eol and Hammer are working on a connection that ties in Galardil (Hammer's cleric of Kith-jora)... which to me, suggests that the three of them probably knew one another in the sylvari lands.

As an aside: Vanadia, I would assume that En'Aranthea returned to her homelands via ship following the events of The Guiding Light... if nothing else, to bring news of Tal'Anor's death.

Danon (Tuned_Out's cleric of Merca) would have most likely been tending the helpless and downtrodden among Ertain's cities, which is most likely how he would have met Rae (full name Miraenya, Reralae's paladin of Falloes), who has a similar mission in life. In fact, I could see the two of them getting along very well due to the religious similarities.

Blair (Brundel's thief) would have been easy to come cross in Ertain. In fact, due to his run of bad luck, it's very possible that Danon and/or Rae may have ministered to him. Not sure if he's the kind to accept charity, but I get the feeling that he's needed it more than once in the past.

The question, then, is how did the two groups merge, and what led the sylvari into Ertain?

The easiest answer for me would be an edict from Megilindar Nost that sent En'Aranthea into human lands, as it is quite common for them to be sent as agents of the sylvari throne on various missions. If the three were traveling companions at this point, had shared an adventure or two, it would make sense for them to accompany her.

Mission in human lands accomplished, and Bob's your uncle. Yes?

My impression is that the group has been together for at least six months.

Again, I am open to input/change suggestions.

Posted on 2013-11-06 at 04:14:49.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: backstory


Just to get us thinking on this a bit...

We have three sylvari in the party. Two of them have a natural connection - Jarenion (Eol's mage) has a younger sister at Megilindar Nost, where she is training to be a bladesinger.

Vanadia's character, En'Aranthea, is a bladesinger.

Now, the training process is very long, but it's quite possible that En'Aranthea may have known this sibling, or have at least heard the name. Of course, Vanadia's character has been adventuring for at least a year or so, so depending on the timeframe, this may not be the case.

This is the kind of detail that brings life to a game... and is the kind of detail that you guys need to decide.



Posted on 2013-11-05 at 21:48:41.

Topic: Are you Ready for some Football 2013
Subject: blerg


I thin you are right, 7-5. Still a sucky weekend... and I gotta tell you, this week scares me. I could go ten wins, I could go four.

Posted on 2013-11-05 at 21:34:34.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: gee, thanks



Why am I such a misfit?
I am not just a nitwit.
You can't fire me, I quit!
Something about fitting in...


Posted on 2013-11-05 at 04:08:18.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: hrm


Are we talking about the one from the claymation Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?

If not, it's in my head now, anyway.



Posted on 2013-11-05 at 03:59:33.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: also...


I am SUCH a nerd. When I see three or four of my players logged in at a given time, I get a little thrill.

Posted on 2013-11-05 at 03:44:00.

 
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