February 27, 2019 at 1:57 pm #16100February 27, 2019 at 3:07 pm #16102
I’m certainly for it.February 27, 2019 at 3:48 pm #16104
Sorry about being quiet, I’ve been struggling to get a proper feel for Jawsey’s voice and personality, which for me makes it harder to come up with posts that seem worthwhile. I get stuck in a ‘oh, I should reply IC. What should he say? Need to think about that some.” “Oh geez, everyone has been waiting on me, I really need to come up with something to move things along now, need to figure out what that is” “Uh oh, I’ve really let this slide, need to get things going with a really strong post, something to catch people’s interest and give some momentum, better figure that out” sort of cycle. When I should just put up one line that keeps things going if I can’t quickly think of anything better than that.February 27, 2019 at 4:20 pm #16106
I can fall into that trap too.
That said, I recommend that we keep this game lower-impact than Texas Hold Em. I mean quicker, easier, with less focus on page-long posts. I’m all for RP and flavor, but I don’t think we collectively have the bandwidth for another high-intensity game. I certainly don’t.
Long story short, 2-3 sentences is great. Just keep things moving forward.February 27, 2019 at 5:32 pm #16112
Alright, I tossed some sentences to take you to the meet. I think that Texas is 99% over though.February 28, 2019 at 2:53 pm #16132
Since we’re getting close to wrapping up Forbidden Arcana and Texas Hold Em at the same time, I figure it’s worth talking about next steps.
Beta mentioned a desire of warming up as a GM with a segment of Forbidden Arcana before attempting a full run for Texas Hold Em. That makes sense.
I’ve been rolling around some ideas for a couple quick-shots that wouldn’t be related to the tarot card theme. They would be more like small, open-world encounters that don’t have a defined story arc. I’m thinking of encounters that leverage some of the setting (Seattle, Redmond Barrens, etc.) and provide RP opportunities. Scenarios like, “You’re walking down the street and [something interesting] happens. How do you respond?”
In my head the scenarios are quick and easy and could each be resolved in a few weeks, or maybe – because I’m all about sandbox games – we find an interesting thread to pull on and pursue that until it tapers off. I wanted to bounce that off the group to see if that would be of interest or if people preferred the more traditional arrangement of “meet, run, payday”. I just thought it might be a nice interlude between meatier games, perhaps with Beta running the next one.February 28, 2019 at 2:54 pm #16134
I’m all for it 🙂February 28, 2019 at 3:37 pm #16137
I think that is great, Tecumseh! (Possibly my favorite SR supplement was Sprawl Sites, which had a huge number of seeds for exactly that sort of thing. I think it adds so much to the world). If you are ready to go with something like that after this current episode of FA then I’m happy for you to go for it. If you are still swamped then I can get started next.February 28, 2019 at 3:41 pm #16138
I agree, let’s do it.
also with Lorebane bamfing – I am not optimistic about the arcana themFebruary 28, 2019 at 4:01 pm #16141
Sprawl Sites is the direct inspiration for at least one of the scenarios I had in mind. (It might be the inspiration for the other one too; I just can’t remember what the other one is right now.) Things will be updated for our current situation, but the overall themes will be the same. If it goes well and people enjoy it then maybe that’s a good place for you to start too, depending on how ambitious you want to be.
So the current situation is that AM was shopping at Gau’s shop. While there, someone tried to throw a molotov cocktail at the place. AM stopped them and now Gau’s freaking out at being a target. Is that an accurate summary?February 28, 2019 at 4:34 pm #16142
@tecumseh I’m pretty sure the start of my idea was in fact inspired by something in Sprawl Sites.March 3, 2019 at 4:04 pm #16195
@Tec Pretty much, though I don’t imagine AM ‘stopping them’ or anything. She helped Gau put out the fire, and then spoke to him to calm him down and tried to convince him to hire the team to solve his new problem.March 5, 2019 at 1:56 pm #16214
That IC was an attempt to move beyond strictly money on a negotiate test with Gau (since the 15k may be all he has).
negotiate with Gau: 13d6t5 6
But OOC, if promising future protection is too complicated for this game, let me know and I’ll edit that post.March 6, 2019 at 12:25 pm #16235
Gilga, for what it’s worth, I liked your last IC post. As an analytics guy I always like seeing the “behind the scenes” numbers, even if they’re made up. To me it helps bring the world to life, knowing that business people are behaving rationally. There’s going to be a splash of that in my mini-episode, but I wanted to mention that I appreciate seeing it here too.March 6, 2019 at 1:55 pm #16238
The post was funny to me, because I’ve also looked at the numbers for the alchemy business and they are pretty dire. As a player I’m in complete agreement with Gao. I know that facts don’t always have a lot to do with bargaining, so I need to get over myself in order for Jawsey to post an appropriate retort. (aka: my negotiations skill is low, playing a character with a good one can be difficult)March 6, 2019 at 2:14 pm #16242
You are doing fine. Outrageous demands are par for the course. 🙂March 6, 2019 at 3:38 pm #16245
Beta, once you roll I’ll just let the roll determine the outcome.
Negotiation: 12d6t5 3
So you have 3 net hits, if you will press the issue further Gau will suggest 25% percent discount for a single focus in addition to a 10% discount on foci in general.
March 6, 2019 at 3:44 pm #16247
- This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by Gilga.
to be clear, a second negotiate roll? (beyond the one from yesterday, a few posts upthread?) If so, not a problem, just want to make sure.March 9, 2019 at 2:09 am #16280
I improved the terms because you got net hits on negotiation. The roll I posted was Gau’s opposed roll.March 9, 2019 at 12:57 pm #16283
As for the date, the original run (Chapter 1) was in mid-September. Chapter 2 started a couple weeks after that, so in my head I was thinking late September. I was planning on my encounter being at the very beginning of October, so shortly after the events of Chapter 2.
As for year, I don’t have Sixth World Tarot so I don’t know for sure what year it takes place in. I’m guessing late 2070s, either 2078 or 2079, but if we’re not continuing with the tarot theme or connecting with any larger metaplot then I’m not sure it really matters. Maybe someone who has the book (or Drawing Destiny) can confirm the year.
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