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Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: okay


I am very glad to hear that enjoyed CWWLLO that much and I am honoured you consider it as a cherished memory. Unfortunately, time marches on and I had to let CWWLLO end because I lost too many players and I had too little time. Having an autistic son takes a lot out of my personal time so the fact is I shouldn’t really be involved in 4 games but I do so because I love the inn and the game.

This adventure takes place 12ish years after the second CWWLLO adventure where the Tower fell, the Green Goddess possessed Arien’s sister and Arien killed the Commander of the Green Imperial forces by running his flaming sword though his eye socket. S0 this would make Max 44ish years old. In the 12 years you became a thief; adventured elsewhere in the world with other people and five years ago all of this party ran through “White Plume Mountain” and killed an undead dragon. I have not penalized anyone in the party for age because frankly, I didn’t want to.

So if you want to tweak your background to fit that, so be it. No problem. But I want to move forward. I do not want to put a lot of time or effort into backgrounds because this is just a funny one shot adventure. I mean – I am sending you through Tomb of Horror which I changed because I thought it was too wimpy in the original form. Thank about that for a second. There are ToH support groups out there.

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 12:40:41.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: I read a lot of backgrounds


I am really not all that worried about ages and precise backgrounds for a one shot adventure.

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 11:53:03.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Almost the end


Ody reminded me that I left some questions unanswered so I will have to do another post before you leave.

Meanwhile, you have 11,000 credits now which is no small amount of change. Now if I remember correctly, Wyatt and Willow have two shares each and everyone else has 1 so if you include John and Tess that is a 9 way break (1222 each) but I leave it to the captain to divide out.

Nice thing about the ship is that you are now fully caught up on maintenance and won't have to look at paying for more for about 6 months.

If you wish to buy stuff before you leave, that is fine but remember you are on a core planet so you can not get anything illegal and you are being watched everywhere. If you'd like to upgrade the ship or anything on it (Med bay, Galley, Sonic shower etc) then I will assume you arranged it before the adventure begins.


Posted on 2014-11-10 at 07:36:34.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: correction of the correction


Actually Albert, it has been awhile since you would have decided to switch classes (8-10 years at least) and you adventured with everyone in this party five years ago to recover the three evil artifact and fight the undead dragon. I established that before the game started. So everyone would know by now that you are the thief of the party,

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 07:26:09.
Edited on 2014-11-10 at 09:00:09 by Alacrity

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: Do not wait for Olan


This is why I avoid the party leader debate. People wait around for the leader to post and the game slows down. You all know your characters, don't wait on someone else to lead.

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 00:07:36.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: posted


Okay. The end at last. I have left it her to post and interaction you wish to complete and give you a chance to meet the new pilot and work her into the story.



Posted on 2014-11-08 at 19:41:00.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: the end


So in the days waiting for the ship to be repaired, Tess leaves you to go back to her Destiny and the Captain picks a young lady named Jade Storm to be the new pilot. She is a cheerful sort, with a winning smile and a willingness to do work.

Baron Winter invites Wolf, Asher and Jade to be part of the repairs to the ship. He is doing more than just replacing parts, he is putting in a whole new engine system - the one that is going into the new series 4 Firefly. A bit smaller, with more power, Wolf, Asher and Jade are able to learn about the engines and the new controls. The baron replaced the 2 Blue Sun 6V4-178-B31 Trace Compression Block with 36 RCS thrusters along with the Standard radion/accelerator core Drive (4 Cruise and 4 hard Burn) with 4 Blue Sun EVT29-4000-A90 pulse-feedback generators with 48 RCS thrusters and an Enhanced graviton accelerator core Drive (5 cruise and 7 hard Burn). He also installed more backup systems at critical sections. Two brand new shuttles have been added as well. Best of all, a new fuel system that will give you 800 hours of flight on the 60 ton fuel tank. (Game terms Willpower is now d4, Asset: Fuel Efficient)

The days pass in the luxury of the hotel and the social scene but the "celebration" is slowly ending and the people you rescued have moved back into their own routines. Once you are told that Rocinante is ready, you are eager to get out of this high class world and back to your world. Not that some of you didn't keep a few towels and bathrobe though, they were free right?

You move back into the ship and into your rooms. Jade takes the bunk that Tess had vacated. You take Rocinante out for a quick shake down flight. Jade handles the ship like a pro and soon come the time that you move to hard burn. Some of you wondering if the quirk of the ship will be gone now due to the new engines. But sure as the sun rising, as you push the engines, the sound of a lone horse galloping at full speed comes back and moves from stern to bow.

But time for more somber issues. Wyatt receives a communication from Sanders that the body of Havelock awaits at the Lu'Weng spaceport and you are confirmed to land. Time to take the old captain back to Hera.

You land and drop the cargo bay. You are a bit surprised to see Sanders, Hicks, Hudson and Vasques are there in full dress uniforms to carry to the casket onto your ship. As well, there is a young lady, small and dressed in black with a veil across her face standing by the casket. She has a wooden box under her arm and a rolled piece of cloth.

The Marshalls help you place the casket in the cargo bay and secure it firmly. Sanders shakes Wyatt hand and hands over a keycard, "This is the authorization you need to have Captain Havelock buried with his men. you will need to go to Serenity View and see a man named Virgil Morningstar. He ain't the mayor and there is no sheriff but he owns most of the town so he is the closest thing to a mayor they got. I have sent him a wave to let him know you are coming."

(assuming some response, maybe a question or two)

The lady in black approaches Wyatt as he finishes with Sanders. "Excuse me sir, Are you Captain Wyatt Sung?"

(Assuming a yes)

"I'm Lily, and Captain Havelock was my Grandfather." She pulls back the veil and you see she is a young lady, a lot younger than you expected. "My momma wasn't interested in coming but I wanted to pay respects to my Granddad. He drank a lot and told a lot of stories and well, I don't see why either would make me love him less. I hear a lot of things on the news, that my Granddad was a hero and he saved alot of people - is that true? Captain would you tell me how my Granddad meet his end? Honest now, I may be young but I don't cotton to lies and I am made of stronger stuff than you suppose."

(Assuming you tell her. Even trying to give it to her gently, there is something about her eyes that draw the truth from you. Her eyes are much older than she is and they are Havelock's.)

Once the story is told, Lily nods appreciatively. "Thank you sir. It is a kindness to know that he found his redemption. I would thank you for being there for him and the part you played in letting him find his way. To know he died sober and as a soldier, well, it means a world to me. I know that this burial are his last wishes and i abide by them but I think my granddad would want you to have this." She hands the wooden box to Wyatt, "It ain't much good to me and my momma doesn't want it in the house."

Inside the box is an Independence Service revolver in a felt lined holder. It is well care for but has nicks and scuffs that speak of being a weapon used in to war, not a commemorative piece.

"I have to get back to the farm. Momma can;t kept the books straight and the farm hands will walk all over her if I ain't there." Lily says, "Good luck Captain and godspeed on your journey."


Posted on 2014-11-08 at 19:39:52.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: T to the H


you are about 70 feet from the torchbearer


Btw - if you have played Tomb of Horror before, do not worry as it will not help you much in this game. This is MY tomb of horrors so besides a few familiar monsters you won't recognize much. I found the ToH rather easy so I changed it.

Posted on 2014-11-07 at 23:58:06.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: yes


I am sure others will want to search along with JC.

Posted on 2014-11-07 at 19:29:43.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Again
Subject: Into the Abyss


The queen nods her approval as all of you accept her charge. Let us move to the garden immediately then and we will begin.

In the garden, she gathers you around the silver basin and puts the orb above it. She gives the two amulets one to Arien and one to Sparrow. These can guide you to Galen as well. You will feel them pull towards him but they will not know passageways or dangers just direction.

If the three sisters are our foes then you will most likely be near a swamp or a dark forest some place with lots of roots and earth. They would create a lair beneath a mound or hill.

The queen smiles for the first time since she came to you, Thank you all and may the gods guide you on this quest. She then begins casting her spell. The garden becomes bright and then suddenly ....

You appear in a cavern, not quite dark as you are near the mouth of the cavern and there is sunlight some distance before you. (See illustration at start of this thread). The ground beneath your feet is stone, laid out as if on a patio or a courtyard. The air is warm and there is a slight scent of the sea to the air but you hear no sound of bird or beach. Before you is a stone bridge over a rocky gully filled with dark green quartz like rock that has a green iridescence to it. The Bridge is lined with columns with serpents coiled around them and there are two skulls, larger than a man on the end closest to you. A man stands between the skulls, holding a torch but not moving something about him looks almost unreal or not natural. Overhead, there is the grizzly sight of bodies hanging from the stone ceiling with black ropes binding them by their feet. Although high up, you can tell by their garb that these are 6 elven hunters. They hang unmoving but their arms stand crossed at their chests not hanging down. Beyond the bridge there is sunlight and a cave entrance that has been carved around to resemble a demonic face.

Wait a minute .....

A demonic face on a cave?

Serpents on the bridges Column?

Giant Skulls?

You have heard of this place. Heard, but never been here before because, well, no one was supposed to be here again.

There are many stories told in taverns and around campfires of the great Tomb of Acererak stories that frighten both children and the strongest of warriors. The Infamous Tomb where Galen had helped defeat the Arch-Lich over 75 years ago. Eight of the greatest warriors, mages and Rogues of their age had gone in and only 3 lived to tell the tale. But they defeated Acererak and the Tomb was sealed up, so how ...

Well all the pondering and wondering in the world wasn't going to help now. The Amulets pulls towards the cave showing your friend must be within. It seems that your destiny awaits you inside the Tomb of Horrors


Posted on 2014-11-07 at 19:21:13.
Edited on 2014-11-07 at 19:21:42 by Alacrity

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: Yes, I am a very bad man


Crudely drawn map of what the illustration shows.

 photo exteriormap.jpg

Posted on 2014-11-07 at 19:20:15.
Edited on 2014-11-07 at 19:23:07 by Alacrity

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: long gone


Well you need to search the ship first to find out but you have been out for about 6-7 hours. I am sure that will do wonders to Grace's disposition.



Posted on 2014-11-07 at 18:34:27.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: looking good


I will post the teleport and appearance outside this weekend. If I can get a post from Hammer and Nimu by then great, but otherwise don't worry about it. However once you are teleported to the "dungeon" the non-response clock starts.



Posted on 2014-11-06 at 13:24:13.

Topic: Tann's 2014 NFL U Pick'em Game
Subject: rolls


Cleveland
Buffalo
Miami
Dallas
New Orleans
Baltimore
Pittsburgh
Atlanta
Denver
Arizona
Seattle
Green Bay
Carolina


Posted on 2014-11-05 at 18:46:18.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Posted


Yeah ...I'm a bad man.

Posted on 2014-11-05 at 18:29:46.

Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: Pardon me Boys, Is this the catatonic choo choo?


It was a wonderful meal. It was extremely rare for the crew to be able to sit down and enjoy such good food at the same table and for the time of the repast, it was like family coming together for a celebration. Even the guests were in good spirits as you enjoyed the steaks and the other dishes that Catie had prepared. She obviously had a talent for cooking that would be well appreciated.

We seem to have been at odds a bit here, but we thought of something that might help us all. Jon went on to describe the idea of the yacht. Now we aint been none too trusting of you. he glanced at Stephanie as she sat there holding her serene smile, but Jon saw the satisfied look in her eyes. He continued, If you can get your crew on the liner, well get you the code to the snatch the yacht. That should give your people the leverage they want against Steele, glancing back at Lillianna, Without putting innocents at risk. Id figure you are the best trained to covert activities so Id guess not matter what we planned youll handle what comes your way. Now eat up and if you have any ideas on how to help Lillianna and Daniel nowd be the time to pitch them out.

Asante smiled at the idea, I think that we could work with that plan but until we get to the cruise liner, there will be a lot of unanswered questions. Maybe if you let me contact my crew after dinner we could work something out?

Conversation turned to lighter topics and soon the meal was at an end. You all leaned back feeling pleasantly stuffed and more than a little tired.

In fact, very very tired.

Maybe too tired.

Lilianna was the first to fall, just slumping down in her chair. Catie dropped almost as quickly. The two brothers jumped up to catch her but ended up crashing on the floor unconscious beside her. JC tried to move quickly away from the table but he too could not keep from going under and fell to the floor. Jon, Angela, Stephanie, Seth and Tess all slumped onto the table or in their chairs.

Grace clung hard to consciousness, her mind desperately doing math problems to try and stay awake. But she couldnt resist it long. As she lost consciousness, she slammed her hand hard against the table dramatically and then dropped to the floor with everyone else.

Assante leaned back and smiled. She took another bite of the steak and laughed to herself at the silly dramatic gesture of the Mechanic, slamming her fist down, like some sort of final defiant gesture. She was still chuckling as she got up and headed to the bridge. Naive. Jon. Very naive.

She sat herself down in the chair of the bridge and pressed the buttons for the comm. to signal her ship, Papa Bear this is Mama, Come in.

Silence. Asante frowned and looked at the command console. On the view screen was Emergency over-ride engaged. Please enter the 108 character password for access.

Asantes eye went wide. 108 character code? Who uses a 108 character code? And how did .... Suddenly the defiant fist slamming down of the mechanic was no longer that funny. Wo de ma he ta de fengkuang de waisheng dou! Tamade! Ta shi suoyou diyu debiaozi de ma! Tamade! Si san ba! Tamade! Tamade!" she shouted.

After taking a moment to regain her composure she returned to her room, picked up her bag and dug out her make-up kit and quickly broke apart the pieces needed to assemble her own come unit. While she was at it, she pulled out the bracelet and put it together to form her dart shooter, just in case someone woke up early.

Papa Bear this is Mama Come in.

Mama this is Papa. Whats the sitc?

Plan A is a wash. Do gooders and angels for a crew. Move to B. Ive goldilocked the crew.

Will move to intercept. The ship is damn fast. Weve been on hard burn to keep up.

Well I cant stop it. The Si san ba! mechanic locked the system. Dont try to board either. The paranoid Si san ba probably has the dock rigged as well. Ill try the shuttle but chances are I am gonna use the tracker and a suit. Find me in the black.

Right Boss. We are on the way.

Asante packed her bag back up and headed down to the cargo bay, swearing to herself all the way. She passed through the galley to make sure everyone was still down and disarm any potential people who might wake up early. She briefly thought of some terrible revenge she could do but dismissed them out of hand. She would need these people again later and best not to make them too mad. However, an impish idea came to her that she could not resist.

Destiny Galley Day Three of Journey. 1:00 am ST

Jon woke up on the floor feeling like a very ugly dwarf was inside his head banging on a drum while marching back and forth with heavy boots. His vision was blurred buit he forced himself awake and to move upright. His crew was asleep around him as well as the passengers. He fought hard to make sense of what was happening when he realized someone was missing Asante.

JC, Grace, Catie and Tess start to move tentatively. Then Jon sees Angela asleep on the floor and all that could imply hit Jon like a espresso coffee. She would wake up with no memories.

Jon stood up and his sight came back into focus. It was then he saw his clothing was folded neatly on the table. All of his clothing.... which meant ... Jon was completely naked.

Posted on 2014-11-05 at 18:28:12.
Edited on 2014-11-05 at 18:28:47 by Alacrity

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: Library


I think you mean the Trophy room to shift levels

Posted on 2014-11-05 at 16:57:40.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: ANd they all went mad and ate the cidals and lived a short time happily ever after


Umm that would be a lousy ending to an adventure story.

But it is a perfectly rational thought that could be a motivating factor to find out what is going on.

Posted on 2014-11-05 at 16:50:22.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: waiting waiting


If it is okay with everyone I will move to the next action in the game. I don;t see anyone interested in rehashing the conversation.

Posted on 2014-11-05 at 15:36:55.

Topic: The Island of Putnam the Mad
Subject: In the dinning room with the candlestick


The party travels through the Eastern portal and arrives as the map predicted, through the north door of the Dining room. The room is the way you left it with the exception of the food is now gone. You now have a place to spread out the maps and see where you are going in this crazy maze of a place.

When the command is given to the table for food, nothing happens. The table remains bare.

Whoa dude. Ivan says, Well at least I dont have to face that terrible cat food again. Do you think we broke it?

The room seems to be a bit dimmer. The fire in the fireplace appears to be burning lower even though it is magical and has no fuel.


Posted on 2014-11-04 at 18:24:08.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: I do NOT prance


I will consider it. depends on how sleep deprived I am at any time.

Posted on 2014-11-04 at 15:10:43.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: visual aids


As I have with Putnam, I will be provide visual aids and maps throughout the game in the QnA to help guide you along and give you an idea of what you are facing. I may keep a general map on the main first page covered with a "fog of war" but I am not sure if I want to do that or not.

Posted on 2014-11-04 at 15:03:31.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: Sigh


Mages with less than 20 hit points should not fly up to engage an enemy with throwing weapons. Just saying....

Posted on 2014-11-04 at 14:56:50.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: Incorrect


Arien was party leader when you went to the tower where the Imperial Green Guard had captured your sister and a demon called The Green Goddess possessed her soul. You got to slay the commander (who had a green oversized arm with six fingers) who took her by shoving your flaming sword through his eye socket.



Posted on 2014-11-04 at 14:53:12.
Edited on 2014-11-04 at 14:53:46 by Alacrity

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: well met Olan


I cannot emphaize enough that in this game thta you should be precise as possible in your movements and actions. General statements can be very dangerous.

For example

"I'm scouting ahead of the party and checking the room"

Ok.I will assume you are 60 feet away from party. You are going into the room at least half way, looking around and then physically exploring the room.

My Response "You go into the room, spot a Playelf Magazine on the table. You open it up and the explosive runes blow up in you face for 50 points of damage. You reel back and fall into a pit trap, fall 70 feet into a Gelatinous Cube - Are you too pretty to die?"

As opposed to "I will stay ahead of party 40 feet to scout but stay in sight. When I reach the room I will take a step in and look around until I can get a idea of the contents. If everything seems ok, I will move into the room ten feet towards the centre and wait for the party."



Posted on 2014-11-04 at 14:42:21.

 


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