General OOC chat & RTJ specific adventures.   Posted by The Director.Group: 0
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 2022.

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 2022.

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
Vanomir
 player, 1 post
 Cumasti Elf
 Adventurer
Mon 17 Oct 2022
at 22:32
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Hello all, just another elf (working through char gen) looking to see the outside world!
Looking forward to it.
The Director
 GM, 5783 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2022
at 22:53
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
In reply to Vanomir (msg # 847):

Is anybody willing to go on an adventure with Vanomir? Once he completes his character generations, of course... but in AFF the character generation is quick.
Vanomir
 player, 2 posts
 Cumasti Elf
 Adventurer
Wed 19 Oct 2022
at 19:57
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Anyone? Anyone at all?

*starts singing off-key*

"Wonewy...I am so wonewy...

All my myself, don't wanna be, all by myyyysellllfffff..."
Jan Tarran
 player, 717 posts
 Skandaharan Hunter
 Sk: 8 St: 16 Lu: 9 Ma: 0
Wed 19 Oct 2022
at 20:59
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Hey Vanomir how's things?? Want to tell us a little bit about yourself if you will.
Vanomir
 player, 3 posts
 Cumasti Elf
 Adventurer
Wed 19 Oct 2022
at 21:07
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
IC or OOC? IC - character description is there for all to see. A novice elf keen to see the world, right it's wrongs (or some of them at least), enjoy good company and try to find the humour in all things.

That might apply IRL also, apart from the 'novice' bit - I am no longer young, even in the reckoning of men, as some old hack once said.
Jan Tarran
 player, 718 posts
 Skandaharan Hunter
 Sk: 8 St: 16 Lu: 9 Ma: 0
Wed 19 Oct 2022
at 23:20
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
More OOC. Just a bit about yourself to give us an idea of who and what you are. Well apart from your singing ability which we've all noticed.



Take it you're a wizard then?? What kind of magic specialism if any??
Vanomir
 player, 4 posts
 Cumasti Elf
 Adventurer
Thu 20 Oct 2022
at 10:01
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Ah, no problem. I'm a longtime gamer (40+ years), started on 1st edition AD&D and it was love at first sight! I've been on RPOL since 2009 and play in a handful of games, some of which are still going from before my time here (many others have come and gone). I had a few Fighting Fantasy books back in the day (Warlock of Firetop Mountain, Citadel of Fire) but they appear to have been lost in the mists of time, unlike everything else I've collected in my long gaming career.

I'm something of a history buff as far as D&D goes, and I have some (though far from extensive) knowledge of Blackmoor and Dave Arneson's campaign, though I've never gamed in it - this should prove an enlightening experience for player and character both!

Vanomir follows the classic D&D elven trope - part warrior, part wizard (and perhaps not particularly adept at either). Magic - Wizardry is my magic game, singing clearly not.
The Director
 GM, 5787 posts
Thu 20 Oct 2022
at 17:50
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
In reply to Vanomir (msg # 853):

Welcome! :)
Rennias Greystone
 player, 413 posts
 Stamina: 7/8 | Luck: 9/9
 Natural Wizard
Fri 21 Oct 2022
at 04:58
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
I am going to be out of town from tomorrow after work until Sunday evening.
Jan Tarran
 player, 723 posts
 Skandaharan Hunter
 Sk: 8 St: 16 Lu: 9 Ma: 0
Fri 21 Oct 2022
at 09:11
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Rennias Greystone:
I am going to be out of town from tomorrow after work until Sunday evening.


Quick Skartalla the elf wizard is distracted... Grab his money pouch and sandwiches....

At least this is what I would say if you were a villainous rogue and thief, not a treasure hunter with specific, expert skills.
Rennias Greystone
 player, 414 posts
 Stamina: 7/8 | Luck: 9/9
 Natural Wizard
Fri 21 Oct 2022
at 15:51
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
In reply to Jan Tarran (msg # 856):

...Firebolt!
Jan Tarran
 player, 724 posts
 Skandaharan Hunter
 Sk: 8 St: 16 Lu: 9 Ma: 0
Fri 21 Oct 2022
at 17:02
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
In reply to Rennias Greystone (msg # 857):

Ouch... Now that was uncalled for!!
The Director
 GM, 5796 posts
Fri 21 Oct 2022
at 17:38
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Vanomir:
Hello all, just another elf (working through char gen) looking to see the outside world!
Looking forward to it.

Hello, if by tomorrow there will be no companion coming forward, I'll start you on a solo game :)
Vanomir
 player, 5 posts
 Cumasti Elf
 Adventurer
Fri 21 Oct 2022
at 22:51
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
That's cool, my sandwiches are too good to share anyway...
Skartalla Silvertongue
 player, 135 posts
 Skandaharian rogue
 Comes from the north
Sat 22 Oct 2022
at 06:21
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
In reply to Jan Tarran (msg # 856):

...I'll go with treasure hunter, yes, yes...
Aumanas Lorarie
 player, 1 post
Sat 22 Oct 2022
at 16:20
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
In reply to The Director (msg # 859):

I'll take up an adventure or two with you if you'll welcome the company, Vanomir. Aumanas Lorarie, half-elven swordsman and wannabe mage at your service.
The Director
 GM, 5801 posts
Sat 22 Oct 2022
at 16:34
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Anybody else?
Are you already thinking about a specific adventure or shall I make a proposal?