General OOC chat & RTJ specific adventures.   Posted by The Director.Group: 0
The Director
 GM, 5617 posts
Fri 29 Jul 2022
at 19:36
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Yes, I will ;)
Jan Tarran
 player, 642 posts
 Stamina 16/16
 Luck 10/10
Sat 30 Jul 2022
at 06:14
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
The Director:
In Blackmoor City at this point in time you can buy a leather hauberk for 25gp and sell a second-hand leather cuirass for 15gp - are you sure you can wear your new armour with no problem? Please double check in the "read me first" thread.


Yep - checked already to make sure. My cuirass has served me well but I'd prefer something with a bit more regular protection.

This means rather than frequently rolling 5s and 6s for armour rolls, the RNG god's will offer me regular 1s from now on. Such is life!!

10gold after buying and selling?? That's great

Will finalise training too when I'm next online
Rudjam
 player, 669 posts
 Two swords
 Twice the fun
Sat 30 Jul 2022
at 22:58
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Graden:
Some of us down in the Dismal Swamp are planning to start the Croaking Fane adventure, if anyone else wants to join?


Hell yeah.  Temple=treasure!
The Director
 GM, 5620 posts
Sat 30 Jul 2022
at 23:05
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Shall I start setting up the Croaking Fane adventure, then?
Rennias Greystone
 player, 351 posts
 Stamina: 5/8 | Luck: 6/9
 Natural Wizard
Sun 31 Jul 2022
at 04:34
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Yes. I'll be PM-ing you some post-adventure book keeping stuff, but Rennias is definitely interested in going with Graden to croaking Fane.
Skartalla Silvertongue
 player, 96 posts
 Skandaharian rogue
 Comes from the north
Sun 31 Jul 2022
at 08:04
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Should I discount the 10-day upkeep money from my sheet now, or later?
The Director
 GM, 5621 posts
Sun 31 Jul 2022
at 16:11
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
In reply to Skartalla Silvertongue (msg # 827):

Now it's a good time. Anyway, it has to be before you start next adventure.
Skartalla Silvertongue
 player, 97 posts
 Skandaharian rogue
 Comes from the north
Sun 31 Jul 2022
at 16:23
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Done! So very broke...
The Director
 GM, 5623 posts
Sun 31 Jul 2022
at 16:43
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Now you are signed up for the Croaking Fane adventure: you will find either treasure or death there, so I suspect that the issue of having momentarily empty pockets won't be that relevant for a while... ;)
Rennias Greystone
 player, 353 posts
 Stamina: 8/8 | Luck: 9/9
 Natural Wizard
Sun 31 Jul 2022
at 18:14
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Death is not an option. :P
The Director
 GM, 5632 posts
Tue 2 Aug 2022
at 21:19
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
The Croaking Fane adventure is now up and running!
The Director
 GM, 5648 posts
Sun 7 Aug 2022
at 20:56
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
I'll be traveling, so there won't be updates on Tuesday.
The Director
 GM, 5693 posts
Wed 31 Aug 2022
at 18:20
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
This year I will be on holiday on the 1st of October (Dave Arneson's Day), but I will be back just a couple of days later. If you are OK, I would like to run the essay competition as we did last year. Would you be interested in participating?
Rennias Greystone
 player, 378 posts
 Stamina: 5/8 | Luck: 9/9
 Natural Wizard
Wed 31 Aug 2022
at 18:31
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
I will not submit an entry as I am already a winner, but I will very certainly help vote and participate that way.
The Director
 GM, 5695 posts
Wed 31 Aug 2022
at 18:34
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
In reply to Rennias Greystone (msg # 835):

...and the XPs that you won turn up to be quite handy...
Rennias Greystone
 player, 379 posts
 Stamina: 5/8 | Luck: 9/9
 Natural Wizard
Wed 31 Aug 2022
at 20:56
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Yes I was able to spend 100 xp to raise skill from 4 to 5. It's still low but rome wasn't built in a day. :)
Rennias Greystone
 player, 381 posts
 Stamina: 5/8 | Luck: 9/9
 Natural Wizard
Wed 31 Aug 2022
at 23:25
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Director please check PMs!
Sigibert Riverhopper
 player, 464 posts
Sat 17 Sep 2022
at 10:57
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Hello, sorry I havenít posted for a while. I am going to have break from RPoL to concentrate on other projects.
The Director
 GM, 5742 posts
Sat 17 Sep 2022
at 11:02
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
In reply to Sigibert Riverhopper (msg # 839):

OK, best of luck!
At the moment you are not part of any ongoing adventure, so it's fine. Have your break and maybe we'll see you later.

This message was last edited by the GM at 11:03, Sat 17 Sept.

The Director
 GM, 5753 posts
Sun 2 Oct 2022
at 17:50
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
The 1st of October is the perfect time for me to review how the Blackmoor Living World campaign is doing (as it started on the 1st of October) and of course the number of posts in the various adventures that are part of the campaign is an important indicator that is easy to track in time.
This is the current situation:

First year: 2,500 posts
Second year: 3,000 posts
Third year: 3,800 posts
Fourth year: 2,800 posts
Sixth year: 1,900 posts

Total: about 14,000 posts

Obviously last year was the year with the least posts so far, so I will have to make some good consideration.
What are your thoughts and comments?

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:05, Sun 02 Oct.

Jan Tarran
 player, 698 posts
 Skandaharan Hunter
 Sk: 8 St: 16 Lu: 10 Ma: 0
Mon 3 Oct 2022
at 05:54
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
You would need to consider a few other factors such as number of players - recruitment versus fallout, and whether these were regular or occasional posting players.

Other main factor is always real life and illness especially. Last year we were all still recovering from COVID19 and in my profession we've got a huge amount of extra work to do to make up the time we all lost. So I have less time available on a night to engage with my hobbies, and I'm not alone with this.

So instead of three times a week I'm posting twice, but the posting rate of other players who I'd normally bounce off has fallen too. So before you'd get me and another player or two with multiple posts in a day a couple of times a week then a "this is our action" declaration message, it's taking us a couple of weeks to get through the bouncing ideas and chatting stage of the posts. So it's taking us twice as long to do anything, which in turn creates player lethargy and they drop out or fade from the game as a consequence meaning it's harder for the remaining players to get to the declaration posts as they're waiting on another character to act or speak.
Rennias Greystone
 player, 398 posts
 Stamina: 7/8 | Luck: 9/9
 Natural Wizard
Tue 4 Oct 2022
at 03:30
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
This year has been especially tiring for me and most people I think for sure.
Rennias Greystone
 player, 400 posts
 Stamina: 7/8 | Luck: 9/9
 Natural Wizard
Tue 4 Oct 2022
at 14:38
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
I just realized I might have been rolling my skill checks incorrectly. Although I believe I succeeded on both of those roles because I think you're supposed to roll a 2d6 and try to get at her underneath your skill total. Which in this case is my magic plus one for both magic lore and second sight. And that total is nine and I think the first one was way under like out of five and I think the second one just barely makes it at like an 8 or something.
The Director
 GM, 5759 posts
Wed 5 Oct 2022
at 07:26
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Last couple of years were indeed particularly difficult for a bit everybody on this planet... :/
Skartalla Silvertongue
 player, 131 posts
 Skandaharian rogue
 Comes from the north
Wed 5 Oct 2022
at 08:02
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
14,000!

I claim this unique number :D