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Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: alright, here goes

“Miss Hofstetter? Pleased to meet you.” Luke said. “Our business as American soldiers in Germany should be quite clear. We’re not here to enjoy the German mountains and search for Edelweiss.”

He hesitated. Could he trust this woman? She had some kind of business in the Castle, and they would need her help. But he felt reluctant to tell her what their mission really was. On the other hand, if she was going to play them in any way the damage would be done. She knew of their presence. It would be better to tell her and anticipate a deception than beating around the bush and ending up confused.

“We’ve learned the Castle houses weapons of mass destruction; bombs that would be able to destroy whatever enemy the Germans have, including my home land. Now I know that most people don’t like a war, and I can tell you that I’d rather not see any more people die if unnecessary. So, you understand, we cannot allow those weapons to be completed.”

He was going to leave it at that, but his curiosity was triggered.

“What was your business at the Castle?"

Posted on 2011-01-07 at 11:04:29.

Topic: baby name
Subject: #5? wow


That being said, I would vote against Tanis. I like it as a name for a fantasy character, but as a teacher I know that kids don't always understand names, and would make fun of a name that sounds the same as Tennis. (even though I would pronounce the name as Tah-nis).

Now, Tasselhoff... there's nothing holding you back on that one.

Posted on 2011-01-07 at 10:50:49.

Topic: Happy New Year!
Subject: ok then

Gamble: Dopey Bow Fours!!

Posted on 2011-01-02 at 11:59:52.

Topic: Realms of Twilight -Winds and Sand
Subject: Argent's next action

After knocking one more guard to the ground, Argent felt the battle should be over quickly. They were wasting getaway time.

Quickly scanning for the whereabouts of the others, he spotted the next available guard and charged.

Posted on 2010-12-27 at 10:49:05.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: hehe

You can't really blame Luke's reaction to the situation, can you? He sees the Doc asking for water, Brutal saying he won't get some. I tried to let him fix things up a bit by asking Brutal to get the water, and implying that the Doc maybe missed things outside.

He isn't taking sides... he's just trying to work with a bunch of people who seem set out to dislike/distrust each other.

Posted on 2010-12-17 at 16:46:44.

Topic: holiday front page art
Subject: awesome :)

Great Artwork!

and Happy Holidays in return!!

Posted on 2010-12-16 at 19:12:58.

Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: words...

Luke hadn't caught the words that had been exchanged between Brutal and Doc. Now Doc asked Brutal to get some water, and the Corporal refused, he knew something was up. Be it attitude, friction or whatever, he knew they didn't need it in their team.

So, in a no-big-deal kind of way, he said: "Get the man some water, Corporal. Gives you an excuse to double check if we're alone."

Posted on 2010-12-16 at 17:02:58.

Topic: Realms of Twilight -Winds and Sand
Subject: Argent's wound

The battle was thickening, and taking longer than Argent had hoped for. These guards were tough.

The monk tried to focus his attention on his enemies rather than the throbbing wound he had received. He regretted having to take a man's life in order to save several. In the end, he told himself, it seemed these guards didn't have much respect for life themselves, firing away at the unarmed slaves. He pictured the command they had been given: Stop the escape at all cost.
It could not have sounded any other way, or maybe these men enjoyed strewing death around them.

He realized he was making excuses for himself, and found a calmness again in knowing that he cared.

"You can stop now and live." He called to the guards. "You don't have to die today."

If they react, he'll do his best to get everybody out safely. If they don't react, he'll be sure to kick the next guy before his action runs out.

Posted on 2010-12-15 at 14:39:15.

Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: So it seems

"So it seems, Corporal." The Captain replied with a friendly smile towards the lady.

"Now, get Doc in here so he can look after the Lady's cheek. I'm sure he'll be able to help it from swelling."

He turned back to the woman. He really hoped they could persuade her to help them out. By the Heavens, they needed some help here.

"How about it Lady? Why don't we start with proper introductions. I'm Luke. What happened here?"

Posted on 2010-12-13 at 20:46:41.

Topic: Welcome to our newest Innmate!
Subject: wow

Congratulations Meri!

Posted on 2010-12-12 at 11:22:07.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: I demand... a sacrifice!!

Actually, I intentionally didn't put any remarks about translation in my last post. It was a double effort to test the people around the Captain... first a test to see if the woman speaks any English, second to see if Romo would translate out of his own accord, which the Captain hoped for.

Anyway, it doesn't matter. What does matter is the way to the castle, and if Vanadia's character is willing to help them. I'm hoping the young lady can tell us where it is located.
As for getting in... there are a few options. How about this one: The young lady is being escorted by her driver (Brutal, won't have to do the talking, she will do it for him). They go to the castle because they found a wounded SS officer (Romo in disguise) and one of his soldiers (whoever in the field outfit, I prefer it to be the Captain, but options are open). They want to bring them to the Castle because it was the first place they thought of with the means to properly care for them (or whatever). If the trunk allows two people, the other two will go in there, otherwise we'll have a problem.

I didn't really want to go for the whole: we captured Americans scheme because that would most likely lead to us being captured for real.

Any ideas, or better suggestions?

Posted on 2010-12-10 at 17:25:48.

Topic: Question
Subject: well

The Rdinn is a great place to try and get into a game. The thing is though: it's holiday season, and that means things slow down.

The question has been asked before, and the answer is always Yes. Still, it might not be as active as in other periods of the year.

If there is no game to get into, you're also free to start one yourself. I'm sure there are plenty more players waiting for a game to jump into.

Posted on 2010-12-06 at 07:20:43.

Topic: This looks terrible
Subject: well

have a look:

you don't want to click here..


Posted on 2010-12-03 at 18:39:26.

Topic: This looks terrible
Subject: This looks terrible

Anybody seen the new teaser/trailer for the upcoming Smurfs movie? It looks awful!

Now I know I shouldn't have expected something close to the cartoons that I used to watch as a kid, but the 3D looks dreadfully average, and it seems to be set in New York?


Posted on 2010-12-03 at 16:46:51.

Topic: AMC's The Walking Dead
Subject: hmmm

the samples looked like slices of brain to me... like horizontal sliced brain, you know? But I could be wrong.

Anyway... I vote for the guy being a crazy scientist. One whose mind broke, and wants to experiment on the survivors!

Posted on 2010-12-01 at 17:01:58.

Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: Trouble...

“She appears to be alone.” Brutal replied while Romo was strangely absent. Luke didn’t need to waste time. They had to get this show over with before it was too late. God knew how far away that castle was, and as bombs were developed, they were entertaining the local beauty. He understood beauty alright, had been a victim of it many times before quite willingly. Now, however, results were needed.

He stepped towards the door, and wanted to motion for Brutal to step inside. The man was a bit too fast for him and entered on his own accord. Luke turned to the trees, where McGuinness was hiding and held up his palm in a halting command. He hoped the sniper would realize what the Captain meant. He wanted McGuinness to wait a bit before advancing the cabin, in case there was somebody else waiting for a chance to take that car and betray their existence.

Inside he took a quick look around and fixed his eyes on the woman on the floor. As he regarded her, he spoke: “Brutal, while you’re at it can you look around to see if there are any spare uniforms we could use?”

He then turned to Romo: “Is she not talking?”

He looked at her red cheek and pursed his lips. The SShole got what he deserved, shirt or not. He beckoned her to get up and take a seat.

“Look lady, we don’t want any trouble... scratch that... we do want trouble, but just not with you. We need to find Castle Rautenberg. Do you know where it is?”

Posted on 2010-11-30 at 17:58:03.

Topic: Winds and Sand Q&A
Subject: Shades

Which dwarf are you talking to? Argent is downstairs, while you are still up on the building, right?

Posted on 2010-11-30 at 17:34:30.

Topic: Winds and Sand Q&A
Subject: posted

Ok, post is in. Sorry about the delay. I've been very busy with other things, work mostly, and some projects that desired my attention and were more pressing.

Will do my best not to let it happen again.

As for the game... I'd hoped we pulled it off without a fight, but now we are in one: let's get this over quickly, like the first one inside the building. That means we have to think like a team, guys!

Posted on 2010-11-26 at 14:31:11.

Topic: Realms of Twilight -Winds and Sand
Subject: Argent is ready still

Everything went smoothly, beyond the hopes of the dwarven monk even. The slaves followed, they were silent, and the guards were drawn to other parts of the building.

But something had to go wrong, of course. A baby's cry escaped the muffling of it's mother.

Argent sighed. Why does it always end in a fight? he thought.
Still, he had been ready for it, and was still prepared to test his fists and heels against whatever the guards were going to throw at them. In any case, he was going to shield the slaves from as much harm as he could.

(OOC: Readied action: first guard within reach will be attacked. He puts himself just around the corner of the building, where bowmen won't have an easy time hitting him. He'll await the rush and hope the others will back him.)

Posted on 2010-11-26 at 14:28:35.

Topic: Loaded Dice #64: the Final Battle (Part Four)
Subject: actually

It's drawn very well. If it wasn't the wrong angle, it would be really good.

Posted on 2010-11-25 at 17:13:57.

Topic: Loaded Dice #64: the Final Battle (Part Four)
Subject: cool

Wondering if the total evilness of the DM will not extend to the fact that this adventure will end with a total party kill. THAT would be unexpected.

But it would give Brad the time to go to the doctor and get his wrist un-reversed (panel 4).

Posted on 2010-11-24 at 16:31:45.
Edited on 2010-11-24 at 16:58:32 by Almerin

Topic: AMC's The Walking Dead
Subject: Yeah, indeed indeed!!

Last episode was a great balance between all the ingredients that makes the genre interesting!

I really enjoyed the twist with the 'homies'. Unexpected, plausible, nice!

You were totally right, Pit!

Posted on 2010-11-23 at 17:47:34.

Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: a damsel... no distress, it seems

When the door opened and the German halted in surprise, Luke sighed inwardly. He had hoped this whole thing would end without too much bloodshed. He knew it wouldn’t be prevented in war, but he was more of an evasive kind of person, which was most likely why his superiors chose him for this assignment. Ever since his wife had died, he had mastered the art of dodging and evading. He had evaded mostly everything after she passed, except the care for his son, Julio. His mind lingered a moment on a memory of himself running away through the backyard of Mrs Williams, side-stepping the dog, jumping the fence, and casually avoiding Mr Williams’ attention.

Then an arrow burst through the German’s chest. It didn’t so much startle him. But it upset him greatly. Another shirt ruined that they could’ve used!

Brutal pointed his shotgun at someone inside, and at that point the Captain went for the window. His gun at the ready, he paced to the glass surface and noted a woman on the floor, a crossbow in her hand. She was very beautiful, and Luke felt his heartbeat slowing as he forgot the heat of war for a breath or two. Before he could react, Romo stepped inside and said something in German.

“Ask her if there are any more of them!” Luke shouted, snapping back into combat mode. He was hoping to get some information before any of them would get hurt by an unexpected ambush. Up to now, they had no reason to believe the woman was going to be helpful in any way. For all they knew she was another Nazi fanatic, beauty or no beauty.

(OOC: if she confirms there are no more men in there, Luke will order all the men inside, with McGuinness on the lookout, and Brutal near the door. Doc will scan the house for needful things while Romo helps him figure out what has been going on in this cabin, and who the woman is.)

Posted on 2010-11-22 at 18:00:38.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: Haha... very encouraging :P

Tann, you wrote:

Liebes, Fraulein, bleiben Sie ruhig, wir sind nicht ihre Feinde, aber auch nicht ihre freunde.

Aber auch nicht ihre freunde means: but we're no friends either. Hehe.

She's going to kill us....

I'll post today or tomorrow... gotta find the time!

Posted on 2010-11-20 at 10:49:40.

Topic: Winds and Sand Q&A
Subject: Why

Why am I on the roof? And Thiferl as well? I thought Argent went down first, and Thiferl lead the slaves into the alley.

Posted on 2010-11-17 at 15:35:24.


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