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Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Huge

Yikes. Yikes. Yikes.

I assume that it is evil - we did get a wave of hate. But it is also fighting the clown beholders. Why are they fighting it and containing it? What do they get out of it? I get the feeling we aren't supposed to worry about that - Allanan seemed to make it clear we needed its heart. That means dead, right? Any other option? Any chance it isn't evil? Gotta ask.

So a save on disintegrate still does half damage, right? I get the impression that the basilisks blood potions won't be worth much. Can you really turn a mountain sized critter to stone? Would it just affect a toe? Nothing in the description says they take damage on a save.

Lothor does have a rabbit's foot of luck meaning he can guarantee success on something he does. Not sure how much he can do. Handing it off isn't something he'd be inclined to do normally, but this does not seem like a normal situation.

They held it with ice, but that doesn't mean it is vulnerable. It seems to be healthy enough despite the incredible cold around it.

I don't think we want to let it wipe out the beholders completely first. If we get set up for attack before they are all gone I think we go for it. Continued attacks from the quarter can only help. Remember, 13 of them going all out don't seem to have done much.

Time to read about some characters and their gear.

Tann - did the veil spell survive the wave of magical power?

Tann- any impact from the basilisks potion (or the whip) if they save?

Posted on 2018-02-13 at 19:42:19.

Topic: Hunter the Vigil, A supernatural Game
Subject: Of course he follows!!

Castle was surprised when the man/creature indicated he should follow. Of all the possible reactions, that was not one he had anticipated. He'd expected flight and feared some subtle attack. He had not expected this. Leaving the crowd seemed dangerous, but this silent and secretive thing had made no threatening moves towards anyone yet. And seemed to have offered some information. Perhaps there was more. Just his identity would seem to be more.

All of these thoughts ran through his mind in the second it took him to nod his head in agreement. He quietly slipped out of the room and down the stairs, following the thing. Strangely he had no trouble following. He had half expected to lose him half way down the stairs, but he didn't. He had no trouble seeing him and following in his wake - a near invisible tide that moved others out of his way. They went to the back door and out into the night.

The alley was dark and filthy. It stunk of garbage and puke, like most alleys behind urban bars. The strange man/creature turned to him and spoke.

"You... You can see me. Why?" The man asked in a nervous voice. It was quite gravely and rough"

"I don't know. It isn't easy. Who are you? Why can't others see you?"

"I'm... no one. Just looking to fix up this neighbourhood. I've been doing research y'see. On this.. person. the man in white." At his last words, his voice lowered to a whisper. "Go see the pastor. I gave him all the information I have.".

The comment on the pastor seemed be a prelude to leaving, so Castle quickly spoke. "The Man in white. I've seen him. Others here have as well. It is why I came. It is why you came." He paused only briefly for the last line to register. "Clean up the neighborhood? How? If you don't mind my asking, why you? For that matter, why any of us and why this neighborhood?"

Alexander Castlebrandt allowed the other a chance to respond. He had plenty of more questions if the man would just stay a little longer.

When the man moved to leave he quickly made one more comment. "Please. You know more than the rest of us. If we are to do something, your continued help would be very valuable. If you won't come back in with me," and here he gave a slight nod towards the door, "is there some way I could contact you? My name is Alexander Castlebrandt. You know who the preacher is. You can reach us, but is there a way I could find you?"

He hated giving his name. His involvement in the occult was not something he advertised or that his employer was likely to support. But somehow he doubted this man would be running to the University to tell on him. Risks balanced with rewards. Right now the problem was that he had no idea how big either was.

(OOC: Other questions he might pose to the man if time and behavior seems to allow:
*Is the man in White causing these things?
*Why would he do it?
*What is your connection?
*How does he do this?
*Is there a way to stop him?
*How did you end up this way?/Are you human? (Only if it seems appropriate. He would not push this.)
*Have you seen him elsewhere?
*is his area of activity limited? Just this neighborhood?
*What can we do if we see him? How do we avoid being victims?
*He will share what he has seen so far if it seems appropriate so that he gives as well as receives information.

When the conversation is over he will go back inside and upstairs. When the preacher is no longer surrounded he will approach and ask how things went. After a little preamble he will ask about the letter. He really wants to see what is in it. If need be he will reveal that he saw the person who left it.

Also, I assume the kid stays hidden during the conversation. If he spots the kid he will talk to him. What are you doing here? What did you hear? Does it sound like anything you know? He would not chase the kid if he ran. But he isn't happy about the possibility that the kid overheard everything, even if he isn't sure why. He would likely see the kid as someone in trouble and in need of help, not a threat, although he would be cautious about a robbery.)

Posted on 2018-02-04 at 16:48:07.
Edited on 2018-02-04 at 16:51:54 by Nomad D2

Topic: Flesh & Blood - A Night City Adventure
Subject: A broken world filled with broken people

The Fixer watched as the pair moved into the other room and got too his feet. He didn't regret taking a knee. This wasn't about pride, but about results. And she had noticed his act. If she turned out to matter it was a planted seed. But that seemed unlikely. Instead she looked like another broken person. This world of acid rain, crime and filth didn't just attack a persons physical well-being. For many it also attacked their soul. Maybe for the queen it was about alternate realities, but why did she need an alternative so badly? Thinking of the rain drizzling down, it was easy to see the appeal. Which didn't make it any less sad.

When the husband returned Fixer was standing and waiting. He'd been tempted to move to the computer and see what it was doing, but there hadn't been time. Instead, he looked around the room for any other signs of technology. Was the good-man being watched or were there signs that he was watching someone else? Was there tech of any sort laying around?

As for the conversation in the room, when the husband returned he spoke briefly. "She seems lovely. I'm sorry about her condition. It must be hard to keep up with it all." Again, sometimes being kind could help, so why not? After that he would see how the groups mouth-piece, the Crooner, would handle things.

Posted on 2018-02-04 at 16:11:18.

Topic: Supernatural Q&A thread
Subject: hmmmm

I kinda think you should go with the amorous homeless person . . .

Posted on 2018-01-31 at 19:08:50.

Topic: Bring Me That Horizon
Subject: 50/50 The odds are in my favor!

Cracker's walk slowed a bit as he came to realize that he had no idea where he was. He was on an island! How hard could it be to keep track of the sea?? He finally came to a stop in the middle of a pleasant little courtyard. The place seemed peaceful and appeared to have all those features that make the land home to many. But, alas, he was not here to find a home . . . or even the lass that had worn those knickers . . . he smiled as he glanced at some of the hanging laundry.

Shaking his head he looked up to the sky. He knew which direction the harbor faced. If he could see where the sun was he should be able to tell which way was South.

(OOC: Even at 2 p.m. the sun wouldn't be directly overhead, I'm guessing. I'm also assuming that an experienced sailor would know in which direction he was sailing as he entered a port. The sun might give him a direction. If it does, he follows that information. The following is assuming that for some reason he is unable to determine the whereabouts of the sun or identify its significance. Likewise if there is an uphill noted in the next paragraph he would follow that information.)

Unable to get enough information from his celestial guide, the sailor moved on to the next most logical method to locate the port: water runs downhill. Coastlines were always downhill from towns. This was for the simple expedient that towns preferred to be above the water in stead of under it. Clearly the two hills would lead him uphill and away from the port. That left two other options. Opposite directions, of course. Did either give a hint as to altitude?

No? Then he sighed and glanced around for someone to ask. He hated asking directions. He wouldn't have minded asking for directions in London or Paris, but getting lost in a town of this size for an experienced sailor seemed embarrassing. But he'd have done it anyway had there been anyone around. (Assumption from description that nobody is.) If the choice was a little wounded pride to a stranger or facing an angry Cole because he was late getting back to the ship, his pride could survive the sting.

He glanced quickly each way, sniffed the air for a hint of the sea, and headed to the Right. It was right, after all, right? He enjoyed the sense of the land under his feet and headed off, doing his best to keep his eye out for the sun, signs of an uphill climb or a likely person with whom to speak.

Posted on 2018-01-29 at 19:00:13.

Topic: Bring Me That Horizon
Subject: what the Hellfire happened?

After the first mate rounded on him in a fury, Cracker paused for but a moment and nodded his head. He had no idea what had just happened. Hellfire had always been full of brimstone, but what the heck had brought that on? Something, clearly, had happened. But he had no idea what.

What he did know was that he was headed back to the Sun Dog. He quickly looked at Sharky, nodded his head towards an alley and headed off that way at a trot. He quickly slowed down to a quick walk to better blend with the crowd. He was no longer chasing the first mate, nor trying to keep up with her, so there was no need to run. He was just headed back to the ship.

He was heading back to the ship and puzzling over what might have happened. He'd been ordered not to speak of it, which wouldn't be much of a problem since he didn't even know what "it" was. But apparently the first mate had run afoul of the law. Clearly she didn't want the law on the Dog's tail. And those had been soldiers or guards he had seen earlier headed towards the docks. That was probably all about Lady Cole. But what had she done?

Lost her temper, that was what she had done. Cracker was not much of a gambler, unusual for a pirate, but he'd have put a pretty penny (or whatever poor pennies he could actually put together) on the fact that someone had stepped on that pretty red-headed temper. Some idiot probably tried to treat her like a lady, he thought with a bit of a grin as he moved quickly down the road. He continued to keep his eyes open for information - either about the ships in port or his fiery superior officer. He whistled a bit as he headed back to water. Sometimes life amused him.

Posted on 2018-01-28 at 20:38:02.

Topic: Supernatural Q&A thread
Subject: Sweet

I am really glad this game is up and running again. Castle has a post. Not that much this time really, but possibilities abound.

Posted on 2018-01-28 at 14:51:53.

Topic: Hunter the Vigil, A supernatural Game
Subject: The hunt is on again!

Alexander kept going, trying his best to be inconspicuous. Alexander lingered by the stairs for a moment, keeping watch from his periphery, when suddenly, 2 red eyes locked onto his. Alexander caught a good long glimpse at this creature underneath it's scarf. Its eyes were big and red, the flesh of his face looked torn and horribly disfigured as well as his nose was nothing more than a swelling lump on his face. As he looked at this creature, you saw there was no hint of malice within it's eyes.. no it just looked like they were surprised.

Castle looked at the 'creature?' in front of him. Despite the red eyes, he felt no real sense of malice. Somehow, he had the feeling that thing was surprised and, if anything, scared. Was it on their side? He didn't know.

"Who are you?" he whispered, but with the creatures eyes locked on his he was sure it understood. "Please, don't run."

(OOC: Obviously exactly what the thing does will determine Castle's next move. If he just leaves Castle will watch him go as long as possible, trying to learn as much about him as possible. But he will not give chase. Then, after the rest of the crowd thins out, he will approach the pastor. "Pastor, I want to speak to you about that letter you received . . . "

Posted on 2018-01-28 at 14:50:55.

Topic: Bring Me That Horizon Q&A
Subject: Slow

Sorry for the delay. The flu knocked me out for a week. Haven't been sick like that in forever. But now Cracker is back and curious.

Posted on 2018-01-28 at 14:28:28.

Topic: Bring Me That Horizon
Subject: Catching up

(Maggie? Who dares to call the first mate "Maggie"???)

Cracker continued to run along with the other two once he had caught up. Something had them running and he was pretty sure that his arrival wouldn't be cause enough for a break and a party.

With a glance at the first mate, he spoke between breaths as they ran, "Sir., a report once we pause." He looked around him and at where they were headed. "Are we goin' back to the Dog?"

Posted on 2018-01-28 at 14:27:00.

Topic: Flesh & Blood - A Night City Adventure
Subject: Nerves, nerves and a queen???

Fixer moved along with the rest of the group. His part was tech. Walking through the rain was apparently his crap as well. Everyone's crap in this century. He hated the rain. Everybody did. But what could you do? At least it made the inside of a building feel nice, even when it stunk, which it invariably did.

And this teacher's complex was no different. It stunk. And it had guards. Guards who were nicely armed, but didn't seem to do much actual guarding as the heavily armed group was shown politely to the elevator. He couldn't help but smile behind his mask. Who exactly would they stop?

Arriving at Carey's floor they approached the door and allowed the crooner to do his crooning. Mathis just leaned against a wall and kept an eye on anything moving on the outside. There wasn't much he could do about getting into the room at the moment other than eavesdrop on the big guy. Which he did. And Sinatra did his job and they were in the room. The guys gun was not a part of the plan he liked. But he stood to the back and listened.

And then the queen bee entered. He jumped a little, but kept his composure. The woman seemed more'n a bit crazy. And the crown was worthy of the streets. But she seemed harmless and might be the key to getting Carey to put the gun down and take his meds. And Fixer didn't wasn't sure the muscle in the group understood what it meant to kneel. So he took it on himself to see where things would lead.
He stepped forward 1/2 a step towards the "queen," just enough to no longer be in back, and dropped to one knee, slightly dipping his head with and said, "you highness graces us with her presence."

And now all he could do was wait to see what either the queen bee or the teacher would do. Sometimes in the quest for information you had to do weird crap. Call this weird.

Posted on 2018-01-28 at 14:12:09.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Posted

With the flu finally behind me, I hope, I have managed to get up a post or two. Three, actually. I posted for Lothor and Talca like last time. I also posted for Roan this time.

Two things to note:
1. Valene is also with the party, but not doing much. Does someone else want to post for her?
2. I had Lothor post that we would change our direction of movement to directly away from the ice mountain. I did this for two reasons. First, it seemed like a change of direction might make best use of the veil spell. Second, moving away from the ice doesn't seem like a bad idea. Whatever is in there is huge and ice chunks Tann described as weighing "tons" are falling off. Having one of those land on your toes doesn't sound like a good idea. If anyone disagrees with this idea, please speak up!

Posted on 2018-01-28 at 13:35:24.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Roan stands tall

Roan stood amongst the group and watched the battle unfold. He yearned to get into the action but lacked a great ranged attack. His preferred mode had always been to sink his teeth and claws directly into whatever ailed him. But these clowns were better kept at a distance.

Still, he was not without options. if the two remaining beholders came together so that he could hit both with a blade barrier spell, he would cast one. If not, he still had options. He looked down at the ring of the ram on his finger and clenched his fist. He prepared to spend 3 charges and hit an incoming beholder with the force of a ram.

Perhaps since they were just bouncy balls it would push it backwards like a pool ball. He smiled at the idea of one beholder blasting into another.

Posted on 2018-01-28 at 13:31:20.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Two more down

Talca added his grin to those of the rest of the party when two more beholders exploded in front of them. That brought the total tally to 9 down, he thought. It was at least a fair start on payment for the centuries he had spent frozen to the wall.

But there were at least 2 more - and something huge in the ice. This group was impressive. He hoped they could keep up the work. He fired his arrows at the nearest beholder.

Posted on 2018-01-28 at 13:21:50.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Back away from the ice slowly . . .

Lothor saw two more of the beholders explode and smiled. He wasn't pleased that the last one had been able to hit them with a blast of cold, but at least they had been at least somewhat defended by their spells. But two remained. And whatever it was in the ice.

the ice mountain was . . . a mountain. It was huge and the blocks of ice cracking off of it were big enough to crush a person. Had Allanan said that whatever was under there was the source of the magic they needed? It looked like the size of the legendary Terrasque, something which Lothor had never really believed was real, even in a world in which almost everything was real. But how big was this thing? And what was it? That the clownies seemed to not like it was a good sign, but the enemy of my enemy was not always my friend.

But ponderings aside, the time to act had come again with the clowns. Quickly the group kept moving - this time directly away from the giant mound of ice, which meant a slight change in course. The veil spell still provide some shielding. And they fired off whatever they could.

Lothor himself continued to reign arrows on the two onrushing beholders.

(OOC: He targets either the first one he can target, or the one on the left if he has a choice.)

Posted on 2018-01-28 at 13:19:21.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Tann

Tann- the giant thing in the ice. How giant is it? How big is the ice? How large is the motion? Also, by any chance would Talca recognize if it were the size of, say, a cyclops? Or is it much bigger than that? (Which is my impression at the moment.)

Posted on 2018-01-25 at 21:03:52.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Blech

Ok, I've been sick with the flu - that is my excuse for not posting for the others. But I will try to get things posted again soon. But it might still be day or so.

As for the game - I'm assuming that for now we target the beholders and take a 'wait and see' stance with the ice. What else can we do? It will be interesting to see if the beholders react to the movement.

Posted on 2018-01-25 at 21:01:38.

Topic: Potential short Pathfinder Adventure
Subject: Sure

I'm ok with going with two players.

I have been down with the flu for the last 4 days and unable to do much of anything. I still need to get together and work up the character. I'll let you know as soon as I have some time and health.

Posted on 2018-01-24 at 20:02:04.

Topic: Flesh & Blood - A Night City Adventure
Subject: A quick burger

Fixer quickly put together the walkie talkies. It wasn't a tough job and it wen t smoothly. Before long he had a pile of wiped clean communication devices in front of him. He looked up at his compatriot who had asked if was done and nodded. "Yeah, easy peasy. I could use somethin' burgerish. Lets get to Gene's."

The pair quickly moved off to regroup with the rest of the party. On his way out of the mall, Fixer dumped the waste scraps and wrappings from his work in a bin. It wasn't about littering, the whole damn world was one big pile of stinky litter these days. He just didn't want to leave any trace.

When they got to the restaurant he took his seat and responded to the table waiter, "fastest burger you got. With cheese. Fries and a coke." He turned to the one person at the table that he hadn't seen before, nodded, and greeted him with a causal, "welcome to the party." He didn't bother giving his name. He rarely did, besides the guy certainly already knew who he was. And all he knew was that the guy was named 'credit-stick Charlie," or some such and came via Sarlight. Whatever. The game was about to be afoot.

He handed out the walkies and they all agreed upon a frequency. He listened to the others talk about the plan. He was interested, but didn't have an opinion on things. Nor had he brought a car, so that didn't matter much, although it wasn't a bad idea.

Posted on 2018-01-21 at 19:33:36.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Two posted

Lothor and Talca are posted.

I looked at Roan and he doesn't seem to have great distance attacks. There is no magical bow. The only spell that seems great is blade barrier, but I think he'd save that for a better time. I'm leaning towards the ring of the ram.

Should we assume Sirene's spell succeeds?

Ody - I'll let you poste for Valene. You seem to know that character.

Posted on 2018-01-21 at 18:18:14.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Talca is a cool elf that deserves to live.

Talca didn't know who the man was that suddenly appeared from the ice, but the reactions of his new companions told him all he needed to know. This man was known to them, as odd as that seemed. Why was one of their friends incased in ice by these strange creatures? This wasn't a part of the story he had heard yet.

It was also a part of the story he would have to worry about later. In mid-battle he shoved the question into the background and acted. His bow came up and, seeing the beholder Sirene had targeted with her spell, he assumed the beautiful elf would take care of that. So he fired his shots at the other closes beholder. Let his shots run true . . .

Posted on 2018-01-21 at 18:06:30.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Lothor takes a shot

Lothor saw the first three beholders go down to his parties spells. He had a reputation for not caring much for magic, but there were times when he loved it. When his own team was the one firing off the spells, they were magical. When fired by beholders and other evil critters, much less so.

And speaking of Magic . . . a missing archmage made his appearance. That answered some questions. Sort of. It also raised more. But those were questions to be answered when they were no longer under fire by a bunch of clowns. Indeed, it was time to bring in the clowns.

Hearing Sirene's direcetions, Lothor grabbed his bow and fired off his shots. He saw where The elf aimed her spell and ripped off his shots at the other beholder that was closest. Then he ran. The whole group moved off to the Northeast - to the right. As they sprinted by to try and keep some of the concealment of the veil spell intact, he spoke quietly to Allanan as they ran by. "We are headed to the right." The mage wasn't covered by the veils spell, but it was probably best if he knew where they were going.

Posted on 2018-01-21 at 17:59:38.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Attack and run

Sirene posted a good attack and then said we needed to run. That makes sense to me. But we need to know where we are running to. These guys are fast, so it doesn't seem like we can outrun them. The goal is just to allow the veil spell to continue to conceal our true location. If they don't know our exact spot they might miss with their spells. I suspect that we want to launch our attacks - and then more. (Assuming this is possible - I guess I'm not sure about range on the spells, but the bows should be able to shoot before the beholders are within range.

So which way do we go?

1. Straight towards them. That would probably surprise them. But also put us dangerously close. It might open up spell attacks of our own as well if range is an issue. But remember they explode when they die.
2. Straight away from them. It continues to lengthen the range and might extend by a turn the time it takes the last two to arrive. Is it the most predictable? If we run straight back and they blast away at our last known location, if they know it, will they still hit us?
3. To the left. This seems to move us towards the late comers. Is that bad?
4. To the right? This seems to move us away from the late comers and away from the direct shot. But it might be the most predictable move.

I tend to favor #4.
I will post for Lothor and Talca later today. I'll probably pick a direction if nobody else speaks up because we need to give Tann some guidance.

Also, We need to make sure we post for all of the characters. Which other currently unplayed characters need to be posted? As I said, I'll cover Talca.

Posted on 2018-01-21 at 13:34:58.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Posting

Well, I'll post for Talca since I've done that before. We should look at the others as well since we probably need as much firepower as we can muster. I should get some posts up tomorrow, I think.

Posted on 2018-01-16 at 18:20:21.

Topic: Bring Me That Horizon
Subject: Was that a flash of Cole Red?

Red catches his attention as he passes between buildings. Not the red of blood or the bright red of a dye, but the red of a fiery woman’s hair flowing from beneath a broad brimmed, dark colored hat. Pausing, Cracker can’t believe his luck. Down a short alley and across the busy street he has just left, and then through another short corridor, William is sure that he’s just witnessed Maggie Cole pass by in the opposite direction followed closely by Shark Tooth Stryker!

(Assuming "opposite direction" means they are going the opposite way Cracker is - back the way he had come from. If this is wrong then this needs adjustment - he is trying to catch them.)

Cracker caught a glimpse of what he was sure was a Cole and a Shark headed in the opposite direction. Spinning quickly on his heel he dashed back the way he had come. Running down the alley and chasing the others didn't seem likely to work, especially with the crowd on the other end of the alley. But since the road he was on was lightly travelled he could move quickly. If he retraced his steps quickly and then cut towards them he would likely run into the pair.

(If he does meet them he would approach them and address the First Mate. Or course, if circumstances surrounding them are a bit crazy, he might have to figure that out first.)

Posted on 2018-01-16 at 18:17:29.


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