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swlives wrote:

This part of the story, where we are actively marching into the unknown corridors of the ship seems a better fit for the GM to throw obstacles in our path and allow us the opportunity to react to them, like this dice game. This is what I meant when I posted before requesting that someone "surprise me."

I'm sure that we'll find a natural shift between one mode and the other as play continues.
So if for example I set up the bigger scene and leave smaller stuff to you lot you would be happy with that? This can be done easily

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As far as Cyrus's response, his plan was to bluff all the time, and only resort to violence if the bluffing failed. I realize that if I bluff and succeed, then most of the other characters' questions that Sam posed (which are very good questions, BTW) become moot. Far be it from me to upstage my fellow players. So I'm going to hold off and let the rest of you react first. Cyrus is too wrapped up in his inner turmoil.
I say upstage if you want - I can always post new questions! And actually upstaging is part of who Cyrus is - he should be taking the lead...and this gives me a chance for even BETTER questions of the others!

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And so we see how love leads to nothing but trouble... At least when you're a smuggler!
Never mix work with pleasure.....lol
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I have edited my last IC post to turn it into a minor scene-setter post with a couple of dice roll settings (more to be defined depending on what you do!) and the same questions as before (I have added ONE more group question so please read that too)

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I've sent a note to Sam. I'm going to go read up.
Snargle should be doing something more soon.

In passing: does anyone want a serious toothache? I'll give you mine and throw in 20 bucks!
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Hi guys,

Due to Nathalie's toothache there's a possibility that I may be helping out with Snargle's posts for the short-term future. I've sent a basic idea to Nathalie so will see what ideas bounce back to me.


You wouldn't believe just how similar these two games are running...it's quite spooky and more than a tad confusing! LOL. You lot been getting ideas from game B...??? hehehe.
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I have not dropped off the planet. It has been all nighters for the past three days. I plan on crashing tonight so tomorrow morning, when I am thinking clearly, I will post. I see a dice game in sweet Kale's future!!
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That is incredibly funny to hear. I've been specifically avoiding the other game to make sure not to be influenced by characters which makes it all the more hilarious to hear its still ending up similar.

So sorry to hear about Nat's toothache. Hope she gets better soon! soblue

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I am waiting to post to give others a chance. If anyone wants to go ahead and move things along I will. I just don't want to interfere anyone's plan!
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Go for it, Heather!
 
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It's gone rather quiet....everyone okay?

I've updated everyone's character sheet as I'd been stupid and not keeping track on there of your Keys hit (snargle - conscience etc).
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It's gone rather quiet....everyone okay?

I've updated everyone's character sheet as I'd been stupid and not keeping track on there of your Keys hit (snargle - conscience etc).
I'm going to the dentist tomorrow!! my appointment wasn't supposed to be until another week. I wouldn't survive! I've never been excited for the dentist before.
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Heather, I went ahead and posted. Hope you don't mind.

I've split up the group a bit, but hopefully that will work to our advantage as we reach the climax of this first chapter.
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An interesting little twist to the tale!

Are you all happy to narrate the split or do you want me to interject?
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I'm feeling better. hopefully this isn't just a false alarm.
I should be able to focus now and go re-read stuff and!.

FWIW. I LOVED:

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Snargle was massaging her jaw tenderly, as if wounded.
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Woo-hoo! We're back!
No problem with jumping in!

Quick question before Kale causes some trouble...
When we roll, we use one trait at a time right? And the tags that we add MUST come from that trait?
For example, if Kale wants to try to drop a darkness spell, at the same time whap the guy using dirtying fighting, is that do-able?
Or would it be two separate rolls?

(And I fear that the ensign seems to be wearing a very shiny signant ring that would look just lovely on Kale's finger...)
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Welcome back Tooth okay?

Two rolls please, so prioritize your options because you will need to roll for the first thing, post, edit to narrate the results then roll the second thing, post and again edit to narrate the new result!

And of course the success of roll two depends highly on roll one...!

Yes, one trait only at any one time (with its own tags)
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I'll ask again as it may have been lost in those last few posts - are you guys happy to narrate the split or would you prefer if I set that up?

(That's assuming you go ahead with that plan!! Thinking about it I think Kale might have other plans.....lol - I'll hold off doing any GMing for now! )
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I am happy to postpone posting if you want to set it up!
I was just going to have Kale move stuff forward, and depending on how the dice went, we might all be split (or back in the brig) anyway!
I am content either way, so no worries on this side.
 
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You go ahead and flex your writing muscles!
 
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Sorry I didn't post sooner. Stomach bug yesterday! Ick!
Anyway, have at it! Hopefully Kale's impulse control issues aren't going to be our collective doom!
 
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I first read your post when you'd only done the first roll.... good job you had a backup plan lol.

I will say don't forget your Secret of Reflexes: once per session you can re-roll a failure when doing anything involving grace, dexterity or quick reflexes.

So while your stealthy finger movements don't fall under that if you had written things differently you might have been able to use that.

And secret of concealment used.
 
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Interesting, so if I had written that his darkness spell required dexterity, I could have rerolled? I guess I figured unless it was a thief type thing, then it wasn't dexterous.

Very cool! I am enjoying this system, it has fiddlely parts, at the same time simple.

Oh, and the backup plan, was FAR more "oh crap, now what they are going to KILL me!" Desperation....
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It can be whatever you want it to be....though your stuck with the finger twiddling thing now lol

Depending on how this goes there *might* be time for some quick refresh scenes soon.
 
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Let it never be said that Cyrus Vance doesn't back up his crew.

Whether he backs them up well is a completely different story!
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Argh, why didn't you use Pool Dice!???

Use em then squeeze in a refresh scene somewhere - this can be a small flashback to the past with someone (so after this is over you could have a quick reminisce with kale about "how this all reminds me of that time when....."

Well, anyway, it was funny!
 
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Bifford wrote:
Argh, why didn't you use Pool Dice!???
Where's the fun if we always succeed?
 
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