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Powers That Be OOC
« on: February 20, 2007, 01:24:19 AM »
Yay, it's up!  I just posted a little bit of a thing, to give some framework to get things rolling.  The characters are on a bus, and it's late/early morning.  Go ahead and intro your chars, maybe interact a little before the plot gets rolling.  Moon, if you're still in, I'll bring you in later.  Some of you will get some pms when the action starts. 

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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 02:07:43 AM »
I haven't gotten the ability scores from all of you, and I need them.  There is rolling shortly, and I need stats.  :evil:

Muro and Andi, I've sent you your scores in PM, I need them assigned.  Chaos, your scores are coming in a few minutes.  As soon as you can, please assign them to the abilities and pm them to me.
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 04:29:17 PM »
Are we just doing stat-checks where skill-checks would be? Obviously for basic things we don't need to check, but if someone is trying to defuse a bomb, we're gonna need to make a check of /some/ sort...
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 04:36:57 PM »
I'm only doing skill checks when absolutely necessary, and I'd imagine it's mostly going to be spot and listen checks, so I figured I'd just assume you would maximize those skills.  What's 'dramatically appropriate' counts for a lot.

Also, opinions on character death?  The way I usually do things, I'm not actively trying to kill chars, but if you do something stupid, you *WILL* suffer the consequences.  Is that okay, or would you rather I let the dice decide?  Keep in mind, ressurection magic is pretty much out of the question.
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 05:06:51 PM »
I won't go gentle into that good night, but I think it should be there as a possibility.  Keeps everyone on their toes. :D
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007, 07:12:31 PM »
kill em all!! (except Sugarbear)
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2007, 07:20:27 PM »
kill em all!! (except Sugarbear)

And me! I don't wanna die yet! I'm not sure WHO I am but I'm sure I don't wanna die yet!
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2007, 08:02:34 PM »
You said fleshing out skills wasn't required, and so I was just wondering when it might come into play (I'm still doing it, just so I have a list of things he's 'trained' to be able to do decently. Helps with RPing.)
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2007, 11:13:19 PM »
Well, the spot and listen checks mostly come in when I want to see if you guys catch something or get ambushed.  I'm not going to do checks when it's something massively important, story wise.  Or, at least, I won't irrevocably screw the party over because of failed skill checks.  If you want to flesh your skills out, please feel free (and send me a copy...)
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2007, 11:18:25 PM »
Okay, so I don't get anymore confused, I'm saying that there *is* a bar *inside* the bus terminal.  It's a few years up the line, why not?  Therefore, Poe and Sugarbear are in that bar, and the others are in the terminal proper.
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2007, 11:30:50 PM »
Whoops! Sorry, for some reason I figured Poe walked across the street. Didn't pay enough attention I guess. But now that that point is solved, shall we have a drink?
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2007, 03:23:34 AM »
people behave better when death looms over their head
sorry I'm late for the party. Work and school :s
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2007, 05:38:38 PM »
Just cause I feel like saying:  That was *not* a deus ex machina that stopped Eric from starting a fight.  At least, it wasn't one in your favor.   :twisted:
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2007, 07:58:34 PM »
But I was hankerin' for a fight Ma.
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2007, 08:00:23 PM »
Note that I never said there wouldn't be a fight.  I just said that Eric wasn't going to start one.
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2007, 09:23:11 PM »
Anat was all ready to burn his eye out with her cig haha
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2007, 09:38:13 PM »
Just for fun, I need to know who's armed and with what.  Poe doesn't have anything except maybe a pocket knife/switchblade, I know, and Father Mikey would have to have a hell of a reason for being armed.  I think you already established Anat didn't have anything, right, Andi?  The rest of you, I'll allow a gun if you want one. 
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2007, 10:25:04 PM »
Gun's in the car, which isn't here, so just a pocket knife.

The gun, after conversing with Ria, is in fact in the back of my pants.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2007, 08:35:24 PM by Pariah »
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2007, 12:30:20 AM »
yep, Anat doesn't have much on hand.
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2007, 08:47:51 AM »
"Behold, my +3 Rosary of Doom!" :o

Yeah, totally unarmed save a watch, wallet, and rosary.

Edit: Oh, also a pastoral sick call kit since he just came from giving Last Rites.  Kinda like this one.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2007, 05:52:02 AM by Dozus »
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2007, 10:00:19 AM »
Just a knife, usually about $10 at a flea market...

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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2007, 11:55:36 AM »
That's a big knife! I want one!
ok, everything I have in italics are Anat's direct thoughts.
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2007, 02:49:00 PM »
That's a big knife!

It only looks big, the blade is about 5 inches long. Pretty small without the fancy guard, but effectively intimidating nonetheless...
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2007, 08:14:04 PM »
Anything with serrations or a funky shaped blade is intimidating, no matter how big they are. :D
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Re: Powers That Be OOC
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2007, 12:18:10 AM »
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