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  • Umiushi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    Umiushi replied to a thread Old, Dark Road in The Unquiet Lands
    The ninth session of Wings Over Rokkasho begin at 4:00 pm PDT on Saturday, April 25th, with game-play to start no later than 4:30 pm. We will meet in P&PG Chat, and conduct the game using Maptools version 1.3.b86. The game will begin as Maruyama Hiroto and the party responds to...
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    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    This will be a good refresher for a few of the combat rules. If your target is in a corner, there's no way to flank normally. Remember that achieving the flanking bonus involves two opponents being on opposite adjacent sides of the enemy such that a line drawn from their centers passes through...
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    Yesterday, 07:29 PM
    Let's see, Sobek. First of all, regarding your earlier post, you're welcome on the write-up and that was a horrible pun. I guess Seadogstyle doesn't have any sort of monopoly on those. As for your most recent post, it succinctly expresses everything I don't see happening in the future, at least...
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    04-23-2015, 05:20 PM
    The shrieker is in a probable corner of the room. In order to flank it, Rogur (probably) will need to open the far set of iron doors. If they're stuck like the previous set, it will take at least a standard action and isn't guaranteed to succeed. Examination of the doors will take at least a...
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    04-23-2015, 02:33 AM
    Umiushi replied to a thread Worm Delve in The Unquiet Lands
    This is the eighty-eighth main post for Worm Delve. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Saturday, April 25th. The next main post will appear by 11 am, Monday, April 27th. Derim smells it first. It's a vinegary-sweet whiff of something with unpleasant undertones that steadily gets...
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    04-23-2015, 02:31 AM
    This post complements the eighty-eighth Worm Delve main post. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Saturday, April 25th. The next OOC main post will appear by 11 am, Monday, April 27th. When I caught a whiff of Beaujolais nouveau for the first time, I thought to myself, this is...
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    04-22-2015, 11:17 PM
    Umiushi replied to a thread Chat Calendar in The Unquiet Lands
    Please remember that the updated calendar is always this first post: http://www.penandpapergames.com/foru...972#post143972 Here is the record of this past winter's chat games: Winter Schedule Sunday, December 28th: Dispositio Diabolum "Confirmatio" - canceled Saturday, January 3rd: Feng ...
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    04-21-2015, 05:06 PM
    Chrysn Atalantes was first mentioned in the correspondence Chant found when he searched Fell's quarters at the beginning of Confirmatio. Below is the relevant information from earlier in this thread. I am also including the mention of Giersas, who has appeared a few times in previous adventures,...
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    04-20-2015, 08:39 PM
    Regarding timing: this is an excellent point and deserves clarification on my part. From a narrative sense, actions in a round are simultaneous. It's also a convenient excuse for some of the abstractions we employ such as the pbp house rule concerning how declared movement is prioritized over...
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    04-20-2015, 06:12 PM
    Thank you for continuing this discussion. Just briefly, I want to mention two points: Don't forget Giersas's communication to Chant regarding Chrysn Atalantes. I realize it wasn't directed at me, but I'm nevertheless unclear about the subject of Sobek's point #3. Is the ritual being...
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    04-20-2015, 05:45 PM
    Umiushi replied to a thread Worm Delve in The Unquiet Lands
    This is the eighty-seventh main post for Worm Delve. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 am, Wednesday, April 22nd. The next main post will appear by 11 pm, Thursday, April 23rd. Rogur carves a small trench out of the edge of the mushroom's cap with his blade. The flesh is tough,...
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    04-20-2015, 05:44 PM
    This post complements the eighty-seventh Worm Delve main post. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 am, Wednesday, April 22nd. The next OOC main post will appear by 11 pm, Thursday, April 23rd. I believe this is my third late Saturday-Monday post in four weeks, which may be the worst...
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    04-19-2015, 03:19 AM
    Thank you for the clarifications, particularly for setting me at ease concerning the issue of splitting up the party. I'm a little unclear where the bugbears come from, still. As for stealth encounters, I'll be reviewing what house rules might be added starting with the May sessions. While...
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    04-18-2015, 08:42 PM
    DiscipleofYawgmoth has an excellent point about the difference between characters and players, and I want to make sure everyone knows how I plan to adjudicate it. 1. Players should be able to play their characters in the way they wish, subject to various contracts they've made with me, such...
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    04-18-2015, 08:22 PM
    Here is my reply to Seadogstyle's game-related issues. Phantom Steeds Each casting summons eight steeds, and there is no limit to the total number that can be summoned at any given time. They can only be ridden by those whom the caster designates, however. This means if you rescue someone and...
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    04-18-2015, 08:03 PM
    Good job here, Zus. I don't like to participate in discussions between players, especially when they look like they're going to be fruitful. Since Zus is new to the resources and constraints of the party and the situation, and planning is something that I strongly suggested recently, I feel I...
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    04-17-2015, 04:50 PM
    As a point of concern, I don't see how Scorching Burst can be cast after you move without catching either you or Rogur in the area of effect. Where is its target origin square going to be, and are you casting it before or after you move?
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    04-17-2015, 02:57 PM
    Yes, Fire Shroud was canceled. I originally put "surprise round" in quotes because there wasn't an actual surprise round. It's just that resolution of Fire Shroud, if you had chosen to cast it, would have occurred in a surprise round-like time period. Everything is proceeding as shown in the...
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    04-17-2015, 02:16 AM
    Umiushi replied to a thread Worm Delve in The Unquiet Lands
    This is the eighty-sixth main post for Worm Delve. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Saturday, April 18th. The next main post will appear by 11 am, Monday, April 20th. As the party takes in the scene, a number of openings appear on the cap of the mushroom. At the same time, it...
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    04-17-2015, 02:15 AM
    This post complements the eighty-sixth Worm Delve main post. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Saturday, April 18th. The next OOC main post will appear by 11 am, Monday, April 20th. I am not familiar with the Cabin in the Woods, so this may not be accurate, but there is a sense...
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    04-16-2015, 05:22 PM
    The second session of Confirmatio Ex Opus, being the eleventh session and start of the second part of Confirmatio, will begin at 4:00 pm PDT on April 19th with game-play to start no later than 4:30 pm. We will meet in P&PG Chat, and conduct the game using Maptools version 1.3.b86. ...
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    04-13-2015, 02:56 PM
    Umiushi replied to a thread Worm Delve in The Unquiet Lands
    This is the eighty-fifth main post for Worm Delve. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Tuesday, April 14th. The next main post will appear by 11 pm, Thursday, April 16th. Rogur heaves against the doors and they scrape open to reveal a narrow room or wide passage. Even from the...
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    04-13-2015, 02:55 PM
    This post complements the eighty-fifth Worm Delve main post. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Tuesday, April 14th The next OOC main post will appear by 11 pm, Thursday, April 16th. Outside of the game world, the mushroom resembles a gargantuan Agaricus arvensis, or horse...
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    04-10-2015, 09:37 PM
    Umiushi replied to a thread Old, Dark Road in The Unquiet Lands
    The eighth session of Wings Over Rokkasho begin at 4:00 pm PDT on Saturday, April 11th, with game-play to start no later than 4:30 pm. We will meet in P&PG Chat, and conduct the game using Maptools version 1.3.b86. The game will begin as the party approaches the...
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    04-10-2015, 09:14 PM
    I assume Rogur used his Thievery on the identified trap. The result is the same: it's neither activated nor disarmed. As for opening the door, I'll deal with what happens in the next DM post.
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    04-10-2015, 01:36 AM
    Yes, the double doors weren't there before. Noxias was unable to counter the spell but didn't set off the trap, either. If someone's disarm attempt sets off the trap, I'll assume the party fled the area before it fully took effect.
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    04-09-2015, 09:48 PM
    I am dealing with some serious and distracting off-line issues at present. They don't directly concern my livelihood or health, so I expect they will be resolved sooner or later, but they are presently a significant source of personal stress. I will try to not let them greatly affect my posting...
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    04-09-2015, 07:44 PM
    Umiushi replied to a thread Worm Delve in The Unquiet Lands
    This is the eighty-fourth main post for Worm Delve. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Saturday, April 11th. The next main post will appear by 11 am, Monday, April 13th. Rogur starts to ascend the stairs, but then comes to a full stop before his foot even touches the first step. ...
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    04-09-2015, 07:43 PM
    This post complements the eighty-fourth Worm Delve main post. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Saturday, April 11th. The next OOC main post will appear by 11 am, Monday, April 13th. Rogur passed his Perception Check to notice the traps placed on the steps. Identifying the...
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