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I am more than game to do RP on the site if that can be worked in in any way. But the next two Friday nights I'll be traveling - absolutely no way to join on the highway or from airports. - TMO


It is a horrible time for Shur and Marisu to not be in. The scrolls are where the wagon is, the sword is where the bugbears were. That could mean the village, the place where you slaughtered them all or another place. Finding Shur's family sword is going to be a challenge. The horse is dead. Jilly and Hugh and Anton will know where the wagon is/was and can go find that spot and attempt to recover the scrolls for Marius if they think of it.

As to importance I think they are very important. Family heirlooms are on things but the scrolls are Marisu's way of casting. Without them she will have to restart from scratch on spell books, etc.

All in all Barber for Hire created several interesting twists and new threads to continue.

BOB


6-21

Silly, Bob. Branwyn won't care. Everyone is alive and she is back to take care what she was supposed to be taking care of at home the last few days. No problem IC there. :)

That said ... I'm not sure how many game days we will go through in 3 weeks to add onto the days since the items first were lost, but TMO, either OOC or IC, might want to make a plea for the other characters go get his characters' valuables. Branwyn is back to work at the house unless the other characters get themselves hopelessly stuck again. Every day that passes is another day the scrolls, sword and horse(?) are up near the bugbear village. The longer they are lost seems to me like the harder they will be to find. Bob can confirm or deny. I'm not sure how important they are to TMO or his characters any more. Just something to think about. And I would think the PCs who will be here would need some convincing/motivation to venture back by themselves into the danger zone without either the items' owners or Bran/Indigo coming along.

That's what popped into my head game wise anyway. Other than I hope TMO & Family have a wonderful vacation wherever they may roam! :) Lisa


Did Branwyn sign off on that?


I'm probably going to be out for vacation the next 3 Fridays. Hadn't realized how quickly it was coming up on me, sorry for the short notice. Also wasn't 100% positive I was going to be able to take the whole trip or not.

TMO


Back up and running normally today so everything should be fine for next week.

BOB


I got the modem working but now my computer gives me an error accessing this website so doing this on my phone.

I imagine we will be good for next week. I put down those that were in and those that tried as attending tonight.

See you next week.

BOB


6-17-16 Bob's modem died and cannot be brought back to life. Unfortunately that means no game tonight and Bob gets to go shopping for a new modem. Lisa


6-5: I am very scared of all the page edits Bob has been doing lately... - TMO


6-4-16

Bob has a weapons chart on the site but the formatting is off. Try this link: http://people.wku.edu/charles.plemons/ad&d/misc/arms.html

Lisa


Thanks TMO! I might need help looking at that. Perhaps Bob and I can go through it, but he said he thought it was just bad rolls, so it probably was just that. I hope. I appreciate it! Michael


6-3-16: I'm having a last minute date night with the wife tonight. I'll either be late or not on at all. Sorry for the short notice. - TMO

Post-game edit: We went to see Civil War, finally. We'd both had a rough week and needed some us time. A comment to Hugh: make sure your attack bonuses for your specialization are the proper direction. Due to the way Klooge does the math, giving yourself a +1 is actually a penalty. Plus To Hits in your character sheet should be minuses. So a -1 for a +1 to hit, etc. We found that with Ilero and his +3 flail. He missed so often with it Bob and I dug in and figured out what was going on.


Hey Guys, just want to thank you for a fun night. Thanks for the advice for using a slot for a different weapon. Do you know where on the site I can find the stats for each weapon? Or is that not here. Example, Dagger is 1d4. Looking for different swords and weapons to pick a decent one. I appreciate it guys. See ya next week.


6-1-16

Looking forward to the new wrinkles that happen with the events of the last night of game play. It will be very helpful to have Spring and Mike in though everyone now has a character involved in the Barber for hire story arc.

We still have other story arcs to work on of course. Indigo is roughly in sync now. It is the afternoon of the 3rd for him and the morning of the 4th for the Barbers. Ilero and Ell are waiting on a beach in winter until they decide what to do about the voices that Ilero heard in his head. Does he stay there for how long waiting for Branwyn?

I am also looking for a new player or two for the year. If you know of anyone who might be a good fit for us please invite them. Or invite them back in if they are old retired players.

I am beginning to line things up for the BOB's Birthday Game that will happen on September 17th so that we have a grand full day adventure planned with a definitive goal to aim at. I would like to get a 'new' player in before that if possible.

BOB

6-2-16: Sorry. I will post in Indigo thread today. I got sick and it knocked me out of commission for most of week (speaking of needing medics). It's better now. Lisa


Lisa there is now a thread for you to continue Indigo's conversations. I have added in several pieces of Gold Hills as well.

Indigo is now one day behind the Barbers arc.

I do hope that everyone gets to come in this week to see what happens in a winter forest with only one character standing tall and strong.

BOB


Sorry you could not make it Spring but I have seen the progress on the wagon and it looks good.

Everyone should read through the two most recent chat logs May 13 16 & May 20 16 to see how the rescue mission went and who survived.

See all of you except Spring next week I do hope.

BOB

You killed my character while I wasn't even online!?! UNFAIR! - TMO ;) j/k - Thanks Lisa!!
PS - congrats Mario!

My build is way behind schedule and I have to have the waggon neighborhood-decent before the end of the month. So I can't make it next two Fridays. I'm sorry, guys.

Spring


Michael,

I think that would be very good to do. Once Hugh is back in the city we can set that sort of thing up on the the City Excursions page. That is exactly what this is for.

There is no promise on my part though that I can contribute as much as I would like. Right now my priorities are Friday nights and then Indigo's story would be next to post in for me. I look forward to what happens in the next couple of weeks as we see how the rescue goes.

BOB


Michael (Hugh)

Hey Bob. So I know I am currently out of the city, however, as you might have seen in the general text log TMO and I were engaged in, it got me thinking about other smaller side quests/adventures that either I, or we could do while the main questing/suffering occurs. I would very much be interested in seeing if there are something like freelancing contracts stuck to boards around the city, or the like. Either things to do around the city, or other exploration and shenanigans I can get up to. Well, if Branwyn clears it. I don't need her wrath upon my head. If you would be amiable to that, could we set up a page for it? I have no idea what we would call it, but I would be able to do a lot of roleplay on it until at least July. That's when work will really pick up for monsoon season. It's mostly just something to do to gather knowledge/research, find people who can appraise certain items, make contacts, find cool gear, and that kind of thing. Hell, since it's online, I might even talk to your characters :). I really do want to figure out more about Hellhounds as well. If I can get into the mages library with an escort or something I am sure I can find something out. And, hopefully I wont turn into a brick of ice. That's not fun.


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