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I might very well be late and/or not there tomorrow night as well. Sorry. One of my wife's aunts is coming to town for the weekend and the plan is to have dinner tomorrow night. Sorry if this sinks any plans. I'll let you know as soon as I do if the plans change. - TMO

UPDATE: No plans this evening. Will be in as soon as I collect and feed my kids as usual.


Mike had a death in the family and will not be in tomorrow night (4/29). Spring (see below) will not either.

We will pick up with any last tidbits for the night of the 28th if needed. Then we do the morning meeting for the 1st. Important because it has the information from the Queen's responses to the previous month's letters.

Then we go back to the Barbers and advance that story line a bit, along with Ilero.

I anticipate that it will be a lot of talking out of character also as who ever is in helps digest the news you learned and how you will go forward with things. It does not matter if you have a character directly involved, your brain power will be appreciated. We are getting to a time where there are may threads to keep organized so you do not forget something. Copying from Lisa's list that is further down this same page eliminating ones that are done {or you are locked in the middle of}:

City Adventures

  • Mistress Waverlyn’s Murder – Branwyn, Kenna, Marisu
  • Get Ships for Drillian – City & Elsewhere? – Indigo
    • Thread not started
  • Demon Mark – City for time being – Branwyn, Kenna
  • Frozen Girls at the Manor – Branwyn
    • Haunted House thread
  • Sam’s Parentage Ronwith – Branwyn
    • Thread not started

Travelling Adventures

Obviously Lisa cannot do all or plan for of these alone. The group does have options to not select some of them. Things that have to be done before the group can think about leaving for home:

  • Fool Me Twice
  • Barbers & Riders
  • Book Marked

I recommend you do include finding out Sam's parentage and ships for Drillian. Both of those were Royal requests.

BOB


4/21

Afraid I'm not gonna make it tomorrow night, and not Friday of next week either 4/29. The next Friday 5/6 might be possible, depending on how well I've prepared for building the next day. Sorry to be scarce - this is the race to finish my waggon.

Spring


We should start on time tonight (4/8) Mike will not be in. We will start in The City and go with Lisa and who ever is in. Michael and Mario both have plans to make also for the prisoners. Once TMO is in he can continue Ilero's trip. We will pop back into the prisoners I mean Barbers when Spring is in so that we can settle out things there and move that story a bit forward as well.

With luck we can have everyone but Indigo caught up to date on the 28th. Who knows maybe we can work that in too.

BOB



Just an FYI in advance: I will not be in Apr 22. - TMO


Hey guys, I will be working tonight. I'm sorry I cannot be on. I'll see you next week.

Michael Harmon


As a wrap up on where each character is:

  • Indigo is off on the Merchants of the Free Range story arc that is slowly (very) moving along. I need to do more entries on that.
  • Kenna, Shurkural, Marisu, Hugh and Anton are captives in the bugbear village. When we resume there it will be morning, the date is right on the Weekly Chat History. (28-10-1266)
  • Ilero, Branwyn, Ellenara are in the City the morning after the Feast of the Basket (26-10-1266) and have several options on things they want to do. We will do those here on the site and first thing next session. Mike, TMO and Lisa should be in to RP their stuff. Note there are two days to account for to bring those two groups back into sync.

THEN

  • Seremella and Jilly are "unknown" at this time. Mike will decide if he wants Seremella to be a captive in the bugbear village along with the others or if he wants to be alone in the woods. Pluses and Negatives for both things. At one point in the night Kenna had more hit points than all the other characters combined. Seremella could be part of the captives, have full spells and hit points, and help work out an escape. Or she could be a lone wolf attempting a rescue by her self. The village has roughly 34 bugbears in it, the group is tied up in the center around a fire and are about to get breakfast. No one has seen Jilly at all. I recommend fully reading the last two chat logs to be sure to be caught up on everything that has happened in the last 24 hours of game time.

Of course there is the chance to talk in the Barber for Hire pages about plans and ideas between now and Friday. Or in House Affairs and City Excursions to talk about things in the City.

As far as I can tell everyone will be in on this next Friday.

It will be interesting.

BOB


Internet is back and yes we are playing tonight. - BOB


Hey all, this week i'm not going to be able to make it (I know I know) i'm trying to juggle work, trips, and all sorts of other fun goodies. I promise I am trying to get back in but you know what they say, life happens.

Michael Harmon


Remember this is the week we start late.


There is an Official Visits page up for Branwyn's formal visits to various countries around Terraguard.

Those will start fairly soon in game time so we should probably have some discussion on who goes and who stays.

These and other various story arcs give opportunity for Players to pick up an NPC to play as part of the entourage who could conceivably become a Henchman to someone in the group.


okay cant get klooge to update and stuff. i wont be on tonight guys.

see ya next time.

Michael Harmon


There is a new version of KloOge to download. This should fix the IP address issues as well as public broadcast. I also updated the ini file for your settings so when you install this it will automatically assign 1 gig of space for Java/Klooge.

I am presuming that everyone is running a machine with at least 2 gigs of ram now-a-days.

BOB


I agree that it is a lot of fun that you have the danger of the scrolls which everyone concentrates on but all the other dangerous story lines of crusades and invasions etc. get glossed over because "all that talking".

We have a good balance of complicated v. easy story lines; combat v. talking solutions; group v. individual story arcs.

Remember you have only visited 9 districts in the City and there are 23 more that no one has ever visited and none of the 32 have been explored fully.

We have enough here for many more adventures of all types.

BOB


I find it funny and a little sad that the most likely combat will occur at the morning meeting during the reading of the scrolls.


I will offer up the tidbit that it seems Branwyn and her group have gotten known as "the adventurer ambassador" based on several of your guests asking questions during dinner conversations and Lord Branadarus becoming her fiance.

With Indigo and Shur being the up front fighters, Kenna and Jenn being the priests, Branwyn and her apprentices being mages that leaves the thieves to be.........


Random note - I was going over the events in my head tonight, and I realized that Ilero seems to be gaining a reputation as some sort of master thief, but really, he hasn't done anything in Dryads Lair to earn it. It's all smoke and rumors based on Regor's reputation rubbing off onto him. Not necessarily a bad thing, it may even prove useful. If he were a more duplicitous or scheming man, he might try to take more advantage of it. - TMO


So you might have noticed I did a bit of work on story threads today.

All the links for:

Have been entered and the color coding added to various chat logs.

The Haunted House thread has several new footnotes added and the roleplaying is continuing on there with John and the staff.

Lisa has her own RP threads going also for both Branwyn and Indigo.

When doing your Roleplay please expand on things, do not leave a one liner that does not give others a chance to expand. Remember the improv rule of "yes and" to help build stories up.

Also do not go back to old conversations to add new bits. With everyone scattered about the City and elsewhere we need to be sure that everyone is contributing on the correct dates. Do not jump a story ahead too far if others are participating. If others are not (or they are all NPCs) then feel free to build the stories up as much as you want.

I hope to have a couple of more stories ready to introduce over the next couple of sessions so that everyone understands you have unlimited adventure and story opportunities in this Era.

BOB


I am not planning on being in Friday, still have not updated Klooge come to think of it but I'd thought I would to contribute here. Any characters in town whom want to run into mine would be fun.


1-22 I am staying over at my parents house this evening so I won't be on... Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. Have fun and see you next week!

-Eric


1-17 Here is a list of the possible adventures and puzzles we have been given to solve. We need to decide which we are going to do and which characters are going to do which ones. I am going to try to keep Branwyn as close to the City as possible to take care of things at home. Her character needs to respond to all of these request scrolls and Bob needs to plan for the ones we are going to do. Please add your character's name to the items you want your characters to do. I can have Branwyn see if some of these can be postponed (like the ring or wand until we have taken care of some of the ones that need our immediate attention). Everyone, of course, will be working on city type things when your characters are at home, but if we are going to start outside adventures, we should probably get going on those - Lisa

City Adventures

  • Mistress Waverlyn’s Murder – Branwyn, Kenna, Marisu
  • Get Ships for Drillian – City & Elsewhere? – Indigo
    • Thread not started
  • Demon Mark – City for time being – Branwyn, Kenna
  • Frozen Girls at the Manor – Branwyn
    • Haunted House thread
  • Sam’s Parentage Ronwith – Branwyn
    • Thread not started
  • Storage on Dock - Manor - Ilero

Travelling Adventures


Michael - Bob can't get into yahoo right now. The game is up. Click connect manually and enter the IP address he sent you. After you click connect, manually close the pop-up connect window and you should get into the game. Lisa


Hey guys, this is Michael on Jan. 8. Usually bob is online about now and I'm wondering if i'm doing something wrong? I got the new version of klooge and sent bob an email but maybe he didn't get it. If any of you are seeing this in real time would you mind telling him I cannot connect. I don't want him to be mad at me. I'm going to be checking this and as far as I know he has my email so... thanks guys!

Michael Harmon


So Kurris from KloOge was very good to us. I have a new updated version of the program that I can use for the foreseeable future. On the KloOge page there is a link to the download for the new version for us.

You will need to download that prior to joining in the game for the next session.

This means we can continue to use KloOge until something like Tabletop Connect/Fantasy Grounds 3D is fully developed and we create the programming we need for it.

BOB


It was a great year and I look forward to another fun one with all of you. Happy New Year.

BOB



I have an update I would like people to run on their machines to help Klooge run better.

In your Klooge.werks folder (the main folder you installed Klooge in) there is a file called kLoOge.Werks.l4j

Open/edit that file with wordpad and change the two lines of -xmx and -xms

I recommend putting in -Xmx1024m and -Xms512m

Then just hit save (no need to change the file name)

When you open Klooge it will use these new values and we should have fewer drops.

BOB