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« Reply #105 on: March 30, 2016, 09:59:15 AM »
Random will drag himself slowly to town and hope to make it. He will welcome any company
 

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« Reply #106 on: March 30, 2016, 09:03:12 PM »
"I could really use an errand boy to fetch me water and thin branches good for arrows... Oh, and an urn for pickling cabbage for winter."
Just make your fuckin' guy and roll the dice, you pricks. Focus on what's interesting, not what gives you the biggest randomly generated virtual penis.  -- J Arcane
 
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« Reply #107 on: April 02, 2016, 07:12:25 PM »
Waiting on the rest to chime in and we will get moving. However if we go another day or two without responses maybe we can work out another way to keep this going.

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« Reply #108 on: April 02, 2016, 09:06:56 PM »
OOC: It is hard to maintain momentum, isn't it? Very different medium than face to face.
Just make your fuckin' guy and roll the dice, you pricks. Focus on what's interesting, not what gives you the biggest randomly generated virtual penis.  -- J Arcane
 
You know, people keep comparing non-TSR D&D to deck-building in Magic: the Gathering. But maybe it's more like Katamari Damacy. You keep sticking shit on your characters until they are big enough to be a star.
-- talysman

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« Reply #109 on: April 04, 2016, 09:46:47 AM »
Sander raises his hand in triumph and goes to check on his comrades to see if he can lend any help binding their wounds.

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« Reply #110 on: April 05, 2016, 12:30:59 PM »
OOC: I figure we have enough people active to get this moving again.

Grunhilda is still attempting to pry open the door to the goblin tunnel. Her keen sense for stone work finally alerts her to a peculiarly shaped formation of rocks nearby to the entrance. Upon inspection it appears as if lifting one of the stones might activate some sort of release mechanism opening the hidden entrance.

The fleeing Goblin/Wolf party is moving recklessly, they are in a wild flight to safety. Grunhilda is alerted to their presence at a good distance due to their haste, she has perhaps a few moments to attempt to conceal herself or set an ambush. She could hide behind another of the small hillocks about, or some brush.

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« Reply #111 on: April 05, 2016, 05:00:03 PM »
Grunhilda curses wildly under her bad breath. Damn wolves arrive just as she finds the mechanism! The wolves will smell her when they arrive and sound the alert, or hunt her down.

She seriously considers just opening the secret door and exploring alone. She would have surprise, and the wolves would be locked out...but who knows what lurks in the hillside.

Hmm...

Grunhilda suddenly turns and rushes to back the small hillocks and hide in the brush, axes ready to cut down any wolves who rush her. If the goblins let the wolves into their tunnel, she will wait a moment for their secret door to close, then run back to camp. She may not have much speed, but her strong endurance will allow her to run without stopping.

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« Reply #112 on: April 05, 2016, 09:00:09 PM »
Quote from: Spinachcat;889594
Grunhilda curses wildly under her bad breath. Damn wolves arrive just as she finds the mechanism! The wolves will smell her when they arrive and sound the alert, or hunt her down.

She seriously considers just opening the secret door and exploring alone. She would have surprise, and the wolves would be locked out...but who knows what lurks in the hillside.

Hmm...

Grunhilda suddenly turns and rushes to back the small hillocks and hide in the brush, axes ready to cut down any wolves who rush her. If the goblins let the wolves into their tunnel, she will wait a moment for their secret door to close, then run back to camp. She may not have much speed, but her strong endurance will allow her to run without stopping.



The fleeing mob scarce seem interested in their surroundings. As they near the entrance the surviving goblin dismounts and hurriedly lifts a single stone that has a bar attached to it. Once raised about a foot he gives it a turn to left then drops it, the mechanism sliding back into place with a hiss again looking like nothing more than a simple rock cast upon the dirt. Grunhilda easily notes that this seems a bit complicated for the handy work of goblins.

As the entrance opens the survivors rush inward and a second later the entrance closes again.

Grunhilda rushes back to the camp site, not the quickest but her steady pace puts her there in good time.

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« Reply #113 on: April 08, 2016, 12:45:30 PM »
OOC: Well guys it looks like this game has well and truly wound down. I got sick for a rather good period of time and I think it just completely broke the pace of the game, which is hard enough to maintain on a play by post game.

If you guys express enough interest I'd certainly be willing to keep this game going, but if not I have another idea I'm toying around with for a PbP game.

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« Reply #114 on: April 08, 2016, 03:29:56 PM »
OOC: I'm game to keep going! Combat is a problem for PbP. Perhaps we need to settle multiple rounds in a single action? AKA, one post for 3 rounds of combat?  Maybe have players define "I keep attacking until under half HP, then retreat" or "As the cleric, I cast Cure Wounds on anyone who takes a nasty blow and until then, I mace away."

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« Reply #115 on: April 08, 2016, 04:10:39 PM »
OOC: I saw a good recommendation at Unseen Servant? that to keep pace have players state their ideal goal and break point alternate for conflicts, especially combat. So players would say, "I fight the goblins to the death wherever we meet & fight," or "ambush & fight until our first casualty, then we flee with our wounded and regroup."

Yes, it is heretical swine talk bordering on conflict stakes & resolution, I'll go stand in the corner now...
Just make your fuckin' guy and roll the dice, you pricks. Focus on what's interesting, not what gives you the biggest randomly generated virtual penis.  -- J Arcane
 
You know, people keep comparing non-TSR D&D to deck-building in Magic: the Gathering. But maybe it's more like Katamari Damacy. You keep sticking shit on your characters until they are big enough to be a star.
-- talysman

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« Reply #116 on: April 08, 2016, 09:18:21 PM »
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OOC: I'm game to keep going! Combat is a problem for PbP. Perhaps we need to settle multiple rounds in a single action? AKA, one post for 3 rounds of combat?  Maybe have players define "I keep attacking until under half HP, then retreat" or "As the cleric, I cast Cure Wounds on anyone who takes a nasty blow and until then, I mace away."


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OOC: I saw a good recommendation at Unseen Servant? that to keep pace have players state their ideal goal and break point alternate for conflicts, especially combat. So players would say, "I fight the goblins to the death wherever we meet & fight," or "ambush & fight until our first casualty, then we flee with our wounded and regroup."

Yes, it is heretical swine talk bordering on conflict stakes & resolution, I'll go stand in the corner now...


If you two are game to continue then I'm in. I think speeding combat is a good idea. I like Opa's suggestion. If everyone is ok then from now on out for combat I will have the players declare their goals for the combat with a back up or alternate to be taken given certain conditions.

As to moving forward from here I will simply "play" for the others until we are back in town.

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« Reply #117 on: April 09, 2016, 03:33:27 AM »
OOC: No worries, I've been pretty sidetracked myself lately. I'm still down to continue.

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« Reply #118 on: April 09, 2016, 08:21:07 AM »
Gillibrecht shall take a break from wood shaping and go visit his neighbors, unannounced, with a smattering of gherkins and cornichons. He wants to get their opinion on his pickles, as well as their thoughts about the fort's current excitement.

OOC: yes, he's Pepsi Challenging his neighbors with pickles and collecting local opinions on the influx of strangers.
Just make your fuckin' guy and roll the dice, you pricks. Focus on what's interesting, not what gives you the biggest randomly generated virtual penis.  -- J Arcane
 
You know, people keep comparing non-TSR D&D to deck-building in Magic: the Gathering. But maybe it's more like Katamari Damacy. You keep sticking shit on your characters until they are big enough to be a star.
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« Reply #119 on: April 09, 2016, 12:09:17 PM »
OOC: Sorry, I was dealing with Real Life (tm) for the last couple of weeks but ready to resume when you are.
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