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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.

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


+3 internets to you for a Han Solo quote being the first thing in your head.

Also, all of those thoughts are why we love you, no?

And yeah, with so many sylvari (to say nothing of team estrogen playing the tank roles), I'm thinking that the backstory of this group must be pretty interesting.

Posted on 2013-11-05 at 03:42:20.

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


Well, a piece of bad news. Duncan just contacted me to say that his workload is just too silly, and he's not going to be able to play with us in Hidden Evil. Too bad, I was looking forward to a Vidirak fighter.

That puts us back down to six. Considering that the extra pickup is a warrior, I think that I'm just going to stand pat with my original plan of a six member party.

It definitely does put a different flavor on this, though; the majority of the party will now have sylvari blood (three full blooded, one half blood). Also, both of the warriors are female.

Yay statistics!

Posted on 2013-11-05 at 03:16:55.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago: Chapter 2 Recruitment
Subject: wow


Thanks for the laugh, Roger. Family is looking at me like I'm a moron.

Posted on 2013-11-05 at 02:57:56.

Topic: Are you Ready for some Football 2013
Subject: shaddap, Grugg


Rogers out with a shoulder injury. I can't see the Pcckers winning this one behind Seneca Wallace... which means I'll finish 6-6 for the week.

Posted on 2013-11-05 at 02:36:27.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago: Chapter 2 Recruitment
Subject: heh


You should totally do that, Roger.

Posted on 2013-11-04 at 22:09:40.

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


I have what I need from you, Hammer.

Also, an official welcome to Brundel, who will now be playing the role of rogue.

Posted on 2013-11-04 at 22:05:04.

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


Thanks, Tann. I do already have a couple of alternates lined up, but I appreciate the interest.

Posted on 2013-11-04 at 21:18:30.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago: Chapter 2 Recruitment
Subject: squee


You are so sweet.

Posted on 2013-11-04 at 20:00:47.

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


This goes for anybody.

What I need right now are name, a brief physical description, a brief description of personality, basic gear (i.e. sword and board warrior with heavy armor, staff carrying mage that wears blue robes, archer in leather that carries a longbow and wears a knife).

After that, a little background would be nice - why are you adventuring? Where did you come from? Do you have any particular goals?

All the stat stuff can wait a little longer.





Posted on 2013-11-04 at 17:46:26.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: no worries


Folks, I want to get posting on the game itself. If we can get fully finalized concepts to me, I can always help flesh out the character sheets.

Posted on 2013-11-04 at 17:26:19.

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


That may be the stupidest weekend of NFL football I have seen in some time.

Darn it, Jets... who are you? Good, bad, mediocre... I can live with any of the above. Looking like you can't beat an arena team one week, then like nobody can beat you the next, is MADDENING.



Posted on 2013-11-04 at 15:15:53.

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


It's official, Salvator Navaar is going to sit this one out due to access issues. I'll be bringing in a standby player to play our rogue.



Posted on 2013-11-04 at 14:57:58.

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


That stinks, Salvator.

Posted on 2013-11-03 at 17:13:34.

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


I figured that I would be helping a lot of people with these. No problem.

Posted on 2013-11-03 at 01:39:53.

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


I turned to Google for this... and then, I felt like a ninny.

There is, of course, the old Boy Scout method of twirling a stick in the hollow of another piece of wood, and thus create fire with friction.

There is also the fact that, with the correct rocks and the proper angle, you can strike sparks - and thus, start fire.

There are probably other methods, as well.

All that being said, your character will definitely need to spend a nonweapon proficiency slot on fire building.



Posted on 2013-11-03 at 01:07:17.

Topic: Need stout hearted players (2e D&D)
Subject: cool


No worries, Duncan.

Okay, guys... a small intro post is up, and the Q&A is started. The official name of this game will be "What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men".

First joke about "what about women/sylvari/other races" gets 1 point of permanent CON damage.

Posted on 2013-11-02 at 20:41:35.

 
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