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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.

Topic: AMC's The Walking Dead
Subject: well


My problem wasn't so much with focusing on the characters. A zombie movie isn't good unless it focuses on the characters. But for some reason I don't care too much about the people who get hurt. It's a golden rule in film/series that you have to have empathy for the person that gets into difficult situations or you won't care.
I don't care about a racist, white trash redneck, and if he cuts of his hand... good for him, not so much a cliffhanger as it would be if it were Rick himself, you know. (unless he comes back with a chainsaw on the end of his bloody stump, which would be awesome ). Just kidding.

I think they kinda balanced it out the wrong way: making ep 1 quick into the action, ep 2 good zombie survival, but ep 3 all about the characters?

Scarab has a point with his reference to Lost: too many characters at once. The power of Lost lay in the fact that they focused on one character in a single episode, though. Last episode on the Walking Dead had me confused as to who the lead was.
A scattered brain works when there is little to think about - Zombies! Run!! *Boom* *moan* ACTION! *brainfuzz*
It doesn't work when you have to get emotionally attached.

Wow. That was a just a bunch of loose thoughts... My brain is getting pulpy.

Posted on 2010-11-16 at 17:19:20.
Edited on 2010-11-16 at 17:20:25 by Almerin

Topic: AMC's The Walking Dead
Subject: ok


Just watched the latest episode... wasn't too thrilled actually. A zombie horror show just isn't as good without a whole lot of zombies.

Not saying it wasn't good... but it didn't have me longing for next Sunday like the others did.

Posted on 2010-11-15 at 21:32:22.

Topic: Goodbye for now.
Subject: Too bad


Don't be a stranger!

Posted on 2010-11-15 at 20:34:29.

Topic: Loaded Dice #62: The Final Battle (Part Two)
Subject: yep, noticed the boldness


But I'm curious to see what will happen next.

Also... share the details on your new technique!

Posted on 2010-11-12 at 17:19:59.

Topic: AMC's The Walking Dead
Subject: Seriously?


I thought Dexter was short with only 12 episodes a season. :S

Posted on 2010-11-11 at 17:11:36.

Topic: Winds and Sand Q&A
Subject: Oky


Alright, so we're going down. I think it would be wise if somebody went with the slave group as they move away from the building. Argent would do it, but he's behaving like a living shield right now.

Any volunteers?

Posted on 2010-11-09 at 18:29:34.

Topic: Realms of Twilight -Winds and Sand
Subject: Boogie down with Argent


If there ever was a moment to escape, this was certainly it.

Argent motioned for the slaves to follow him down the side of the building. He lead them to the side of the building opposing the place where Echo had cast his illusions, and cautioned them with gestures to be as silent as possible. Counting on his brother to aid the slaves from above, he made sure he was first down the ladder (if it's needed) so that he could take on any of the guards that decided to investigate any noise they would make.
He had no false hopes of making an easy getaway; not with that big a group of people. Someone was bound to make a noise, fall from the ladder or make one of the todlers cry.

So, he readied himself to get into a fight. For now, the safety of these people was all he cared about. As they moved down, one by one (assumably) he pointed them towards the closest alley.

Posted on 2010-11-09 at 18:28:15.

Topic: Winds and Sand Q&A
Subject: distraction


Anybody have any good spells to use? Maybe a ghost sound to make it sound like we're escaping through the back? A charm person to keep the guys from following us?

This is why I like low level so much. We would've thrown a fireball down, but now we have to think to survive.

Posted on 2010-11-04 at 17:27:58.

Topic: New to the Game
Subject: Welcome it is


Welcome to the inn!

We're glad to inspire, but are eager to be inspired in return. Tell us your stories and experiences. We want to hear them.

If you're up to it, take a look at the recruitment area.

Posted on 2010-11-04 at 16:43:55.

Topic: Halloween art I made for work
Subject: Coolio


Very nice art. Good atmosphere.

Btw... moved to Personal Creations for you.

Posted on 2010-11-03 at 20:01:46.

Topic: AMC's The Walking Dead
Subject: Heh


Watched it last night, and I was truly entertained. The hospital scene we've seen before, but Danny Boyle lingered a lot longer on the strangeness of the void situation, where The Walking Dead went straight into fright. A good choice.

Jeffrey Demunn is a Darabont veteran. One should be surprised if he WASN'T in a Darabont production, hehe. But yeah, he's great.

I just read that Darabont is not directing the other episodes, btw. That's too bad. I hope we won't get a too different feeling when the show continues.

Anyway, I'll be watching this next week!

Posted on 2010-11-03 at 14:14:32.

Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: Damnsel in distress


Things were starting to roll really fast all of a sudden. Doc eagerly drew his weapon but luckily got hushed a bit by Brutal. Luke hadn’t expected the medic to react so heavily. He also wondered if it was the fact that there seemed to be a woman in distress that made the man so eager, or if it was the German language in general. He promised himself that he would discuss this with the Corporal after this was over.

He saw Romo approach the house, and sneaked closer to the vehicle, positioning himself so that McGuinness would still have a clear shot. His goal was to get a good view through the window. He didn’t want to risk being seen, as it would ruin any surprise they were creating. But what happened next he hadn’t expected in the least.

The Sarge knocked on the door and called out in German. Luke didn’t know if he should curse the man right there, or if he should praise his genius. A lot would depend on how the Germans would react. Ducking, and peeking around a tree, he tried to catch a glimpse of what was happening inside the cabin.

(OOC: Luke has his gun ready. Once the door is opened he will run to the vehicle to take a better look inside. He’ll shout any commands and warnings necessary to give his men a clear picture of what lies ahead of them as they storm the cabin.)


Posted on 2010-11-02 at 18:11:41.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: hehe


That's actually pretty accurate for an online translation.

Usually they translate things into gibberish nonsense.

Posted on 2010-11-01 at 17:47:43.

Topic: Winds and Sand Q&A
Subject: ladders


If it is possible, I think it would be a good idea to haul up the ladders once we're up on the second floor. Not only to give anybody who follows a hard time chasing us, but also to provide a simple way to get off the roof on the other side.

Posted on 2010-10-30 at 10:08:24.

Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: I say they're just watching a horror movie :P


Luke never regretted his initiative to volunteer for the war, but there were things he could do without. Rain was one of them. Ploughing through the mud or flying bullets he could handle, but the cold stiffness he experienced made him chagrined.

He was cursing inwardly and trying to focus on the task at hand, when they noticed a light up ahead. His mind snapped back into military mode, which meant he shoved all other sentiments aside and thought of nothing more but the best way to survive and succeed. He had learned all too well to occupy his mind with other things instead of dealing with emotions.

The Sergeant beat him to the orders though. That man was as eager as a cat tip-toeing before an attack.

“Don’t count ME out, Sergeant.” The Captain replied. “McGuinness will follow right after you; taking position on the opposite side of the road. He’ll provide cover. Me and Doc will follow you in three.”


Posted on 2010-10-30 at 10:04:34.

Topic: Loaded Dice #60: How Many Times do I Have to Tell You?
Subject: new art!


It's good to see the comic up and continuing, and I don't think the new art is bad. It's searching perhaps, and with Olan's backgrounds a bit more flat. But hey, it's the first panel.

Besides, even if the comic continues in this style, it's not bad at all. The thing, as has been put already, is that there should be no fear of change. Not from the side of the artist, but not from our side either.

Posted on 2010-10-29 at 09:35:56.

 


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