No Heroes Chapter 2

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Finding time to game

So, Mike’s place is out of commission temporarily as they are crazy busy. My place is open if people are interested. Message me for the address/phone number. Weekends would be best, if people are available Friday night, saturday all day/night or sunday daytime. If not the weekend, then weekday evenings work ok, except tuesday nights as Aimee and I have child birthing classes for the next 5 weeks.

Trying to embed google calendar. I’m very frustrated OP doesn’t allow iframes… Here’s a link.

Go ahead and join and post events if you can… if you can’t, then message me your e-mail and I’ll invite you or whatever it needs.

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Maybe we can create characters and work on our backgrounds online? I think I’m going for the adventurous method, is it okay for me to roll up at home or do you need to be present? Kase already rolled her stats up I think at the last game.

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I don’t need to be present. I trust you guys to play fair. Yea, the character creation and all that should be done online. I’ll be on more tomorrow, I’m sure. Today was busy. Aimee took me out to Kintaro… holy crap I’m full… and a little drunk. :)

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I have mine prepared, and will post them when I decide what to be.

Vz.

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So far we Danielle is a longtooth shifter warden, Kase is a Deva Avenger, and I’m a Deva Invoker

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I think Kase and I can play this upcoming wednesday. After that we will be off island for awhile.

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Will that be at your place or mine?

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Is it okay if it were at your place?

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Yep, no problem. House will be open for play at 5pm. I think we’ll be mostly just getting to know each other… I think I’ll have a little minor quest though to get things started off.

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I may or may not be able to make it, as I leave 1pm Thursday morning for the mainland. I’ll let you know if I can fit gaming in.

Leader it is!

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I’ve finally begun reading the rituals chapter in 4e and realized the component costs are fuggin ridiculous? Anyone else notice this? No one has used them in the games I’ve played so far, is it possibly because of the high cost of components?

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4e needs a gathering/mining skill to get cheaper components. Maybe sort of like how the nature skill lets you gather food, perhaps an arcana check could be used to search for components? Or maybe even a skill check? Perhaps components could be a “respawning” treasure, like a grove in the middle of the wilderness that produces the natural herbal components that grows in small quantities once every few weeks required for a lvl 3 nature ritual?

Damn, rituals have potential as treasure, I’m going to start putting them in my games more often. Judging from the rituals available it would require a lot of heavy adjudicating of the rules though or else it could be abused.

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Yea, I’ve heard from several sources that rituals are just plain broken… but a lot of the old spells don’t fit the at-will/encounter/daily framework…

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John, how many players did you want for your game? KAse and I can show up this wednesday, but we will be gone for two weeks after that. Would you be willing to introduce newbs to role playing? or are you looking for players who are at least familiar with role playing? Let me know, wednesday’s around the corner.

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I’m up for anything. I’ve GM’d for noobs, I’ve gm’d for experienced players. If there are new people coming over, we’ll probably be spending the time working on character making. I’ve got two, maybe three computers we can use, but no printer… Another option with new people is to give them characters and let them learn the game first. I have no problem doing either or both.

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Hm, I’ll make some calls and find out for sure, maybe two new players?

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Yep, let me know. And I can host on friday too if the new players can’t make it Wednesday.

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Hey guys, After talking with Mike about getting a couple new gamers I made some calls & talked to some people I’ve played with before. Kasey might know Sean Head from high school and my boyfriend Chris was interested as well. I told Mike Wednesday was the only Chris couldn’t make it, He suggested Friday and that seem to work for everyone on my side. Neither of them have played 4th but I’ve played 3.5 with them & they are both competent role-players and I’m sure they will catch on quick to new rules. Anyway hope that works out, just let me know if it’s all cool with you. _

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Ah, so they aren’t noobs… I’ll have to make sure I’ve got an ACTUAL adventure set up… :)

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lol Only noobs to 4th edition, Sean might need some time to make his character but I’ll help get Chris’s done some time this week. I finally get to play With my BF as opposed to “against” him as a DM… kasey & mike know what I mean. :p

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I have no idea what you are talking about…hahah! I love playing “against” Kase, somehow she always calls me out on the right things and always inspires me when I think I’m off track. Basically if I suck she will tell me so with a good dose of helpful constructive criticism, if I’m doing awesome and I think I suck she will also let me know that I don’t suck half as bad as I think I do. Kasey is awesome! Just don’t play scrabble against her hahaha heads will roll!

If Ryan can still make it on Wed, we will play on Wednesday. If not count us in for Friday for sure!

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I envy the lot of you

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If you want to join in, I’m setting up my remote gaming server. Just message me if you want details.

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Remote gaming server? Oooh, my sister lives on oahu and wants to play, I have no idea how an online game would work though. Well, I have an idea, but no knowledge of what programs to use.

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Ok, so Ryan is officially not available this week. So, what do people want to do now? Still play Wednesday? Reschedule for Friday? Are there people wanting to try the remote gaming system? I’ll be using the system locally when I GM even if no one is playing remotely. RPTools’ MapTool is just a really hand battlemat that you can zoom and scroll… That along with Skype should work well for a remote game. Your sister is invited, heck, my dad might end up playing one of these days… that would be really cool. (he’s an OLD time gamer… I have some of his character sheets from before I was born.)

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Friday would be good.

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Boo on travel! I very much want to join, but duty calls. I’ll see if I can work some wordy-wizardry with my wife and perhaps be able to join Fridays. I’ll share my results when I get back! Vz.

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Wednesdays, Fridays & the occasional Saturday is good for me. When I start my game back up (Chapter 3!) in a month or so it will probably be one of those three days.

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Friday is good, I just need to get directions to wherever it is we are going to game, if not at Kasey & Mikes. Made Chris’ character today, he is a Halfling Cleric, he used point buy system so there’s no crazy weirdness to account for. Um, yeah so guess I’ll see you guys Friday.

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Kick ass. So I was talking to Kase today about point buy vs. rolling and I think as an incentive for “rolling your character” using the origins dice is that instead of getting a 50% of your character’s xp as a bonus for your next character, you get 75% of your retired/dead/captured character’s final xp.

Sounds fair everyone?

Also I came up with a house rule for characters of different levels. Basically you can choose to take on another player as your student. In game this can be explained however you like. The only benefit for the mentor is that since it’s such a boon to the student they pretty much owe you one and you have someone who has a real good reason to watch your back.

  • Mentor/Student: Whenever a mentor who takes on a student recieves xp reduce their xp reward by 5% times the difference between the mentors and students level(The Mentor’s level minus the student’s level) This total is then added to the student’s xp total. You can only take on one student at a time. While you are a student you cannot be a mentor.

ex: A lvl 5 pc takes on a lvl 1 pc as a student. To find out how much xp the mentor gives to the student whenever xp is rewarded you take 5-1=4 then times that by 5%. This is 20%. So say they receive 200xp each, 40xp of the mentors is rewarded to the student instead so the mentor only receives 160xp, while the student receives 240xp.

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I updated the treasure/xp sheet to reflect the 75% bonus for next character. Here it is for quick reference.

Bonus XP list
  • Kasey – 717xp
  • Danielle – 930xp
  • John – 847xp
  • Ryan – 279xp

I think this will be the advantage of rolling for your character, you might end up with shitty stats, or you might end up with awesome stats but you’ll get to keep more of your xp for your next character. If you do standard point buy at least you know exactly what you are getting stat wise, so you might actually last longer then rolled characters. For players that end up rolling awesome stats, well you lucked out! Fortune favors the bold!

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oops, kase is actually 723xp not 717xp. my bad…

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One last thing, we’re going to be testing out remote gaming, so I need people to make tokens for their characters. This involves just a square jpg, gif or png that will represent your character. Resolution isn’t very important, but think forum avatar. Thanks!

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?hmm… can you just use our obsidian portal avatars/pics?

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Yep, whatever you guys want.

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Cheeehoo, finished my character’s background. It’s loooooong.

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Guess who works today :( I did write out a short background and stat block though

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Does that mean you won’t be playing tonight?

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