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Topic: Talk about The Inn
Subject: Hmmmm . . . .


I like a lot of things about the place.

I did like the comics - it would be cool if we had people who could do that. I'd offer my talents in this if I actually had any talent in this. But I don't.

As has been suggested already, the ability to see other peoples posts when writing your own would be helpful. As is, I usually write mine in word so that I can see things, then copy it into the thread. But that means redoing all the formatting. I guess that could be adjusted also.

And . . . chat room. I've never done the chat room. I need to check that out. And a game in the chat room? That could be cool. I think I'm headed to the chat room right now. See! It is already improving!

Posted on 2015-03-13 at 23:47:07.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Your Mummy wears combat boots! Oh, wait. That's me!


Corban McGuiness listened to Lieutenant Darling present the mission outline. “Well, here we go again,” he thought to himself. We have been sitting here on our duff for a bit too long. Eventually the weirdness was bound to pop up again. And . . . Egypt. What on earth (or not from earth?) did he know about Egypt? Why was it that while you were in school the last thing you ever wanted to do was pay attention, but as soon as you were out you found yourself wishing you had been paying attention?

Pulling himself back from his momentary trip back to his high school history class, Corban tried to remember those lessons on Egypt. He’d had a really good history teacher before he’d snuck off to enlist. Still, the information was a bit thin. Pyramids, the Nile, flooding and silt, the Suez Canal, a god with a dogs head. Osirus – wasn’t he the one that was sorta like Jesus? Maybe not. Mummies. Oh. Dang. Mummies. What were the odds there’d be a mummy or six on this trip? Old Mr. Dahl in history class would have said “no way,” but after the last several assignments with Ye Olde, Corban was willing to bet there would be mummies.

And crocodiles. He remembered what Mr. Dahl had said about the Nile crocodiles. They were huge, nasty and always hungry. He just didn’t like crocs. Actually, he wasn’t very fond of anything that came out of the water. You couldn’t see it coming and you couldn’t shoot things under water very well. He really didn’t want to meet up with a huge Nile Croc. Or even a small one.

As the image of a charging croc came to mind, Corban had to suppress the giggles. Here he was, about to march off into some long forgotten temple, chase after some long forgotten pharaoh and priestess with mysterious magical powers, and almost certainly confront a mummy or six - and what was he worried about? Crocodiles. Perfectly normal crocodiles. What kind of person, when confronted with mummies, thinks “gosh, I hope there aren’t crocodiles??!!” The kind that had already faced Nosferatu, giant tentacle beasts, gargoyles and other strangeness. This was certainly one Weird War.

But he still didn’t like crocodiles.

When Alistaria started to talk Corban listened carefully. The lady knew her stuff. And she obviously had been paying attention to her history teacher. Corban knew his role within the team, and it was generally not to be the source of information. Others knew more about this than he did. Star certainly did. His job was to keep everyone alive through threat elimination. And to do that he needed the information the others could provide. So he listened quietly.

When Star finished with her disappointingly short lesson, Rex let loose with a slew of questions including “Corban, you prepared for snipe huntin’ in the desert sands?”

Corban smiled at the man and replied, “snipes are nothing. Sniper, remember?” He looked around at the team that was about to head off on another weird mission and commented, “Now, if I were a betting man, I’d be willing to lay some good money on mummies. Anybody want to lay some odds on meeting a few good mummies? I’m thinking we’ll get a chance to see if Boris Karloff got this one right.”

Getting a bit more serious he turned to Alistaria and said, “Honestly, mummies, right? You ever hear anything about how to fight a mummy? Or any other legends of Egyptian critters we need to prepare for? Is there anything we need to be sure to bring?”


As soon as answers were given, Corban was ready to gather his gear and move out. He’d ask for advice on desert fighting. He really didn’t have much experience with that. But it was time to move. The Lieutenant had said an hour and the clock was ticking.


Posted on 2015-03-13 at 23:33:27.
Edited on 2015-03-13 at 23:36:56 by Nomad D2

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: When a Rapier won't do, part II


With a happy sense of deja vu, Lothor found himself on top of the metal contraption on the ground. It seemed slashing and slicing were of no use against these things. But he had already seen the damage a massive rams head could do to them. They could be hurt.

Luckily, he had never gone in for little blades. His sword was no rapier. It was a huge hunk of metal that just happened to be sharp on the edges – truly worthy of the title of great sword. He would drive it into the beast like a battering ram. From his position atop the suit of armor he raised himself up, keeping his left foot firmly planted on the things sword arm, and plowed the great blade into the breast plate. There was no subtlety in this. No attempt to cut. He simply aimed to use the massive size of the metal blade to crush the things chest. And so he brought the blade crashing down with his full weight and all of his hill giant strength to bear on it.

As he plowed the blade downwards his happy sense of having things under control got an unhappy dose of reality as he looked around and saw the rooms new entrants. Why did they just keep coming?


Posted on 2015-03-12 at 10:08:54.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Sweet!


The game is afoot!!

And that is a really cool graphic.

Posted on 2015-03-11 at 15:16:27.

Topic: WWII Horror
Subject: Corban


Not a big deal, but your character description still lists Dreen as running the sniper.

And I really liked how you used Brutal to create the squad name. For a guy who obviously meant a lot to people here it was perfect. Nicely done.

Posted on 2015-03-09 at 21:13:45.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: not my oil, but curious


A bottle of oil of fiery burning was tossed at the queens feet on the dais - where a fire elemental now stands. Did anything happen with that?

Posted on 2015-03-09 at 18:56:09.

Topic: WWII Horror
Subject: Changes


I was assuming that since I was restarting Corban, that I didn't need to change anything. If I do, please let me know. I'm not quite sure what I would add to his backstory since it would be the same up until we went into the castle - and I don't know what happened after that. I'm assuming he stayed with the unit and would have experienced whatever other craziness the occult world could throw at him. But I don't know what that would be. So, Corban remains the same unless I am told otherwise.

Posted on 2015-03-08 at 19:53:23.

Topic: WWII Horror
Subject: Looking into the past


While C.O.R.P.S.E. is cool, I think a tribute to YeOlde is the perfect choice.

And sniper Corban McGuiness is ready for duty. Looking forward to getting the band together again.

Posted on 2015-03-08 at 18:18:38.
Edited on 2015-03-08 at 18:19:13 by Nomad D2

Topic: Happy GM's Day
Subject: One need only observe


Well, if one only pays attention to what they are seeing, such things are easy to spot. Elementary, really.

But if you ever decide to get such a thing rolling, any game with a beginning like that would be good. But one at a time.

Posted on 2015-03-06 at 12:56:39.

Topic: Happy GM's Day
Subject: Interesting


Personally I'm very glad your reviving the Rautenburg campaign. I'd never done anything like it before and it was a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to giving the goonies another shot.

The Tanks for the Fantasy one looks quite interesting. Tank on Dragon. Never done that before.

Is your Adler for the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen connected to the Irene (I think) Adler of Sherlock Holmes fame?

And thanks to all DMs and GMs out there!

Posted on 2015-03-06 at 12:24:03.
Edited on 2015-03-06 at 12:24:48 by Nomad D2

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Just to clarify . . . .


I assume Cor is throwing himself on top of the OTHER suit of armor - #3. Correct?

Posted on 2015-03-03 at 15:30:42.

Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen
Subject: You finally get some time to read and . . .


"Arvin, we need your group now! The undead are clawing at the gates!"

Sirion looked up from his reading as the call to arms was sounded. It seemed reading time was over, not that it had been very productive. Still, if the current mayor had been doing his job (Which was probably a big if) the text should bring events up to date - and information on how the recent undead infestation had begun would probably prove helpful. But that would have to wait.

Sirion stood up, shut the book, and grabbed his spear. "I'll put the book in my room for safekeeping and meet you all back here in a moment."

So saying he ran upstairs to his room (Which he hadn't actually picked yet - how about room 4 if it is still available?) and tucked the book into the little chest in the room. Unlike the warriors he didn't have any armor to get on - he was ready. So he grabbed his spear again and headed back down the stairs.

He was not a fan of charging off without the group together. It was rarely wise. So he paused for a minute in the taverns main room waiting for the others. If they all just ran through and off to the gates he would join them. Otherwise he would wait for them to gather and they would go as a group. But they obviously couldn't afford to wait long. "Undead clawing at the gates" didn't sound like a good thing.

Posted on 2015-03-02 at 20:09:40.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: A simple plan, really


Lothor knew slashing weapons weren't of much use against the armor, but that didn't bother him. He had taken the last one down without the need to slice and dice and he would do so again. He had a blueprint for how to do it - take it to the ground and crush it.

The plan was quite simple, really. Use his blade to knock aside the armors weapon so that it hopefully couldn't attack and he wouldn't get skewered while flinging himself bodily at the armor. A large, fully-armored, warrior with hill giant strength should come crashing down on the suit of armor, knocking it to the ground while landing on top of it - and hopefully even doing a bit of crushing damage while he was at it.

He grinned to himself as he launched his assault. Others might need a rams head ring or a magical giant fist, but Lothor would be his own battering ram!

Posted on 2015-03-02 at 19:43:06.

Topic: Looking for a game
Subject: Back in the saddle


I was able to join two games.
One is going very well, and apparently has been for 10 years. A great chance to join a long running game. The second I am hoping keeps going as I have developed a character I really like, but seems to be slow to get moving. Here's hoping . . .

But I am interested in another game - especially now that character development in the others has been done for a bit. I didn't want to do that part of things in more than 2 games at once. But I am now looking for another game. Anyone needs someone? I promise to be a very active poster and stick things out.

Posted on 2015-02-26 at 21:42:57.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Armor, armor, everywhere


Lothor smiled grimly as the armor crumpled beneath him. As the Hydras disappeared and Dark Whisper crumpled against the wall, he drew a breath. This was good.

Of course, as soon as that thought entered his mind the Lich Queen sent the other suits of armor into the battle. Damn! He really wanted to launch his hatchets at the queen. He was confident he could prevent her spell casting. But the armor was his first task. It seemed obvious that his role in this fight was to keep those suits of armor away from his friends.

And so he yanked his sword from the floor and prepared to move towards the armor. As he reclaimed his blade he saw Cor move towards Weaver. Cor’s movement placed another obstacle between Lothor and the armor that seemed to be headed towards him. (#3) So instead of trying to work his way through his friends who were busy healing, the warrior moved quickly behind them to the left and stepped towards the other suit of armor. (#4)

He didn’t close for melee just yet, he wanted to bring this suit to the floor like the other, but he also wanted to be between it and his friends.


Posted on 2015-02-25 at 00:28:47.

Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen
Subject: To read a good book


Sirion took the book from Kestross.

"Give me a moment to see what we have," he said as he opened the volume. "If you want I'll read anything interesting out loud."

Posted on 2015-02-25 at 00:08:23.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Smiles, Armor and loads of good, clean fun


Two questions:

1. Did Smiley move forward? Previously it had moved back and was pictured back by the Queen. Now it is shown forward, but no mention of it was made. Has it moved forward to attack again?

2. The armor - is it all the way forward already? Could a quick moving Lothor move forward and intercept it before it got to the others? I think #3 is the one closest to him. Can he get a clear run at either of them?


Posted on 2015-02-21 at 13:57:17.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: ouch


Well, that really stinks. Little bummer for us on the delay. Big bummer for you. Good luck.

Posted on 2015-02-17 at 10:24:23.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: How to decapitate a tin can in one easy swing


As the suit of armor beneath him squirmed like a stuck bug, Lothor quickly considered his options. He badly wanted to hurl his axe at Dark Whisper. Leaving the spell caster free was dangerous, as Weaver’s current state showed. But the armor was his first priority. Its ability to steal magic to restore itself was doubly dangerous. Would a rejuvenated armor be able to free itself from his sword? And its ability to steal the power from spells was preventing the group’s spellcasters from utilizing all of their firepower. The armor needed to be finished off completely. Eliminate the threat. Plus, he needed his sword.

So Lothor stayed in place atop the pinned armor. He grabbed his handaxe and, spinning it so that the flat backside of the axe head would make contact, swung it with all of his strength against the side of the armors helmet, hoping to separate the helmet from the body of the armor. Since the body couldn’t move, the helmet should give easily.

If that didn’t do the trick he would swing again with the axe, continuing with his quest to finish off the armor. If helmetless it continued to wriggle, like the other damaged tin can, perhaps a second swing would take off an arm. He needed to take it out quickly. There were too many other threats in the room that needed dealing with, and some of his friends could clearly use his aid.


Posted on 2015-02-11 at 10:29:34.

Topic: College Days
Subject: college . . .


Well, I'd much rather be a student than have a job.
Except for the whole money thing.
But I like being a student.

Enjoy.

Posted on 2015-02-10 at 13:16:04.

Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen
Subject: An Undead Quest with no Guide


Undead? Sirion sighed. He had to admit he had been hoping for more goblins. He didn’t know that much about undead, although he did have a few surprises for them if it came to that.

And it appeared it would indeed come to something. Predictably, Kestross was the first to jump in and offer his aid. The man had flair, no doubt about it. The whole hat swishing thing was something Sirion could never have pulled off. Nor would he have tried. But it was a very Kestross thing to do and, flashy or not, it was also the right thing to do. Sirion was pleased to see that the others all seemed to agree; even the gnome would set aside his shoemaking for this fight.

After all of the others had said their bit, been handed the book, and started to move out, Sirion stepped forward and smiled at the mayor. “We will do our best for your town. Nobody should have to live in boarded up rooms afraid to leave their homes.”

As he exited the mayors building he caught the tail end of Arvin’s comments, “…and you can explain what you’re going to do to help us here in Dalhurst.” “We are going to explain?” thought Sirion to himself as he trudged through the rain and mud. Did the old man lead us here just to push us into the mayor’s office and disappear again? He had never really expected the man to aid with any fighting, although he strongly suspected he was a lot tougher than he let on, but he had assumed that at some point he would share some information. Something more useful than “Go to the mayor’s office and ask what you can do.”

They arrived back at the inn while Sirion was pondering the lack of useful information from their guide. Moving into the warmth of the building he breathed deeply of the warm air and looked forward to reading the history of the town. Perhaps something useful would be there. At the very least they needed a clue about where to start. Sirion quickly took up his usual place by the fire, leaning his spear against the wall next to him.
As Kestross sped up the stairs, taking the book with him, the sorcerer decided he’d start with the obvious question.

“Anyone know anything about the undead? One advantage to fighting goblins was that once you killed them, you could be pretty sure that they were going to stay dead. But once you bust up a skeleton, how do you know it is going to stay busted? It was already dead after all.”

He then looked towards the half-orc bartender. “Pynn, I suspect it is in high demand around here lately, but anyone around here sell holy water? And is there anyone that might have books with information on the undead? We may need to do some research beyond what the history describes.”

And with that he settled into his seat by the fire and waited for either others to answer or Kestross to return with the book. If the man didn’t immediately start to open it and read, Sirion would offer to do so. He was curios.


Posted on 2015-02-09 at 22:13:37.

Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen
Subject: An introduction to Sirion of Smoke Mountain


Sirion was enjoying his time in the roadside inn. As usual, he found that by sitting by the fire (his favorite place – he loved the warmth and hated being cold and wet) he could relax and let the “adventure” fade from his muscles. And as invariably happened, he soon found himself deep in a conversation with the locals about the goblin cave, the local mountains and various threats to local safety – such as a group of bandits that kept getting mentioned.

He was busy with his conversation and watching Kestross (something that rarely failed to amuse him, for the man worked so hard at being amusing) perform when the old man sat down at the table with his companions. Seeing this, he stood, apologized to those he had been speaking with, claimed his spear from the wall next to the fireplace where he had placed it and his wine from the table and moved over to see what was happening. He was in time to hear the invitation to aid Dalhurst. As the old man left, Sirion watched him go in curiosity. It was a cryptic offer and not the most informational.

After their guest had left the room he looked back at his two companions sitting at the table. “Well, I don’t know anything about our guest tonight or about Dallhurst – if you do I’d love to hear it. But we are short of quests at the moment.”

The Mountain Road:
Upon reaching the mountain road days later Sirion got to meet the two others who appeared to be a part of this quest. He immediately liked the dwarf. Paladins could be a bit stuffy at times, but this one clearly had his heart in the right place and his head on straight – how much more practical could you get than a full wagon train? Sirion was more than willing to take a ride.

Zilvra was a bit more of a mystery. There was a lot of hostility there – while not aimed directly at Sirion, it did appear to be aimed at the world at large. There was also some odd parentage, but being a sorcerer Sirion knew how difficult those questions could be. And pointless. She was herself, not her parents – again a lesson sorcery had taught him. He tried to speak with her a few times, but tried to avoid being overly pushy. There would be time.

He greatly enjoyed the first part of the trip – he always enjoyed traveling and doing so with no fear of running out of food or wearing your boots out was a joy. So he walked or rode, spoke with his new companions, and simply watched the countryside roll by. The world was full of great scenery.

It was also full of foul weather. He really hated rain. When the downpour started he simply tried to stay dry and move quickly. Upon arriving in Dalhurst, he would have had a hard time explaining how grateful he was for the tavern and the fireplace.


Posted on 2015-02-09 at 21:37:05.

Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen Q&A
Subject: Let me introduce myself...


I am going to be introducing a sorcerer into your game in place of the mage that has been missing for a bit. Since the game has only just begun I took advantage of the chance to create my own character. So say hello Sirion of Smoke Mountain, sorcerer with a fire elemental bloodline, your newest traveling companion.

Actually, for 3 others he is apparently an old travelling companion. It seemed easiest to just slide him in the place of the old mage - so I was planning on running him as if he was a part of the band of 4 that had done some adventuring together - such as the goblin cave clean out. I could easily come in separately if you prefer, but that seemed easiest to me.

I plan on making two posts tonight. One will be an introductory post such as most of you did when you got the summons and met to start the journey. The other will be a post to get Sirion up to date - back in the tavern after the book has been acquired.

Thanks for letting me join the group and let me know if you have any questions.

Posted on 2015-02-09 at 18:14:39.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: When a rapier just won't do


After throwing himself at the suit of armor, Lothor found himself on top of the metal contraption on the ground. It seemed slashing and slicing were of no use against these things. But he had already seen the damage a massive rams head could do to them. They could be hurt.

Luckily, he had never gone in for little blades. His sword was no rapier. It was a huge hunk of metal that just happened to be sharp on the edges – truly worthy of the title of great sword. He would drive it into the beast like a battering ram. From his position atop the suit of armor he raised himself up, keeping his left foot firmly planted on the things sword arm, and plowed the great blade into the breast plate. There was no subtlety in this. No attempt to cut. He simply aimed to use the massive size of the metal blade to crush the things chest. And so he brought the blade crashing down with his full weight and all of his hill giant strength to bear on it.

Posted on 2015-02-04 at 00:13:08.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Hello


It seems I am going to be taking over the role of Lothor Greenbeard. It looks like a great game and I look forward to participating.

I will be posting Lothor's next action in a few minutes - several pages of reading gives me some idea of what is going on so I can get something in and the game doesn't need to wait. But I must admit, I'm a bit lost. Monster's seem to have names instead of just races (Dark Whisper, Howler) and there is some sort of smiley face. A touch confusing.

I intend to do some reading to catch up, however, if someone wanted to fill me in a little it might help. For example, the quest seems to be a rescue and destroy a power source? Not exactly kill the lich, although that might be part of it. What is the goal? (Or is there an easy way to find the post that started the quest without reading 225 pages?) What are these creatures? (The armor, hydras and lich I think I understand - the others not so much.) If there is anything else I should know, please tell me. It can only aid my ability to roll-play and help the party.

But for now I think I have a suit of armor to bash.

Nomad

*edit* Guess I won't post yet as I need to be an official member of the game first. But a Lothor post is forthcoming!

Posted on 2015-02-03 at 18:54:40.
Edited on 2015-02-03 at 19:20:18 by Nomad D2

 


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