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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #705 on: March 04, 2018, 11:25:13 am »
What happened to the side bar that used to list new posts. I don'T see  it anymore and it did make it quicker to get to the posts. I am currently  having to go to the home page  then the game page then the thread and then the page . Lot more clicks. I do use a tablet but it's the same one I always use, Of course my kids always say it is operator error

Sometimes the Recent Posts sidebar is a bit weird.  However, at the upper left of the home screen when you first log in, there should be a "Show unread posts since your last visit" link; on my computer, it's just to the right of my avatar. 

Make sure that you haven't collapsed the title area of the forum though; there ought to be a little arrow at the extreme upper right of the forum home page, and if it's pointing downward, click it so it's pointing upward and you should see your avatar, "Welcome [Username]," and the links for "Show unread posts since your last visit," and a link that's labeled, "Show unread replies to your posts," with the date and time directly below that, all in the upper left corner of the screen.

If that doesn't help, let me know and I'll see if I can figure out what's going on.  :)
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #706 on: March 04, 2018, 11:45:20 am »


I suspect revanne meant one for keeping up with NPCs though. I have trouble keeping up with who Rayne/Phyre/Feyd are myself and what each is doing, who is still in play and who is out of action,  etc., so I think an NPC thread is a good idea. It can be separate from the main characters thread, since that has been closed already.
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I did mean NPCs I just couldn't remember the abbreviation

Oh, okay, sorry.  I misunderstood.  A number of the NPCs are Bynw's creations, so creating an NPC Character List is probably best left to him, but last I knew, he was feeling pretty ratty, so I don't know how quickly that might happen.  I'll ask, though.
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No rush - just a thought for when he is feeling better.
Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered;
    let those who hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
    as wax melts before the fire,
    let the wicked perish before God.
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #707 on: March 04, 2018, 11:47:50 am »
Rayne was originally supposed to be Phyre, but I couldn't find the correct name at the time.  It probably turned out better that I didn't, and we ended up with one more bad guy.   ;D

Glad it's not just me that's losing track of the baddies. It's not by accident that my character is not one likely to be asked to take charge of strategy and assessing the situation. I'm quite happy to be the patcher-upper.
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #708 on: March 04, 2018, 12:11:12 pm »
In DR when Duncan tells Alaric he is to be King's Champion, he asks how Kelson managed it as it had always been a hereditary post. That's  the only mention of it that I remember.

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #709 on: March 04, 2018, 12:16:10 pm »
What exactly are NPCs?

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #710 on: March 04, 2018, 12:19:16 pm »
Non Player Characters, such as Phyre or Valerian in this game.  Generally, the GM generates them, because the player characters can't do everything and the GM wouldn't really want them to anyway.  :D
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #711 on: March 04, 2018, 12:59:27 pm »
Thanks

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #712 on: March 04, 2018, 01:07:30 pm »
Non Player Characters, such as Phyre or Valerian in this game.  Generally, the GM generates them, because the player characters can't do everything and the GM wouldn't really want them to anyway.  :D

True, though since this is a semi freeform game and the players are more often online than Bynw is, we've occasionally created the NPC's where they logically would be needed in the game so the story can stay flowing, and then Bynw adopts the baddies we've obligingly named already.  ;D We also have good NPCs like Lord Jaxom, Duke Kelric, etc. Basically an NPC is any of the characters who isn't the primary character of one of our players. So Washburn, Aliset, Darcy, and Columcil are all PCs, or player characters, and our story revolves around them. Every other character who makes an appearance in the game is an NPC. So even as important a character as King Kelson is in the canonical Deryni world, for this story game's purposes he is still just a supporting character/NPC.
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #713 on: March 04, 2018, 01:15:38 pm »
What happened to the side bar that used to list new posts. I don'T see  it anymore and it did make it quicker to get to the posts. I am currently  having to go to the home page  then the game page then the thread and then the page . Lot more clicks. I do use a tablet but it's the same one I always use, Of course my kids always say it is operator error

Sometimes the Recent Posts sidebar is a bit weird.  However, at the upper left of the home screen when you first log in, there should be a "Show unread posts since your last visit" link; on my computer, it's just to the right of my avatar. 

Make sure that you haven't collapsed the title area of the forum though; there ought to be a little arrow at the extreme upper right of the forum home page, and if it's pointing downward, click it so it's pointing upward and you should see your avatar, "Welcome [Username]," and the links for "Show unread posts since your last visit," and a link that's labeled, "Show unread replies to your posts," with the date and time directly below that, all in the upper left corner of the screen.

If that doesn't help, let me know and I'll see if I can figure out what's going on.  :)

The link I always use is the "Show the most recent posts" link near the bottom of the home page, just under where it shows what the latest post is.  That link is always there, unlike the links near the top of the page that you might accidentally hide from view. Just click that link and then scroll down to the last post you remember reading, then read the new posts working up from that one. I almost never miss a post when I check the forum that way, but it's easy to miss some if you read a single topic at a time.
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #714 on: March 04, 2018, 01:15:56 pm »
You know me I love lists:
I started a list of NPC's
I am only partway through the good guys.
Throw people into that thread and I or Evie will keep the good guys and bad guys lists up to date.
I will work on the bad guys later today.


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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #715 on: March 04, 2018, 01:36:51 pm »
You know me I love lists:
I started a list of NPC's
I am only partway through the good guys.
Throw people into that thread and I or Evie will keep the good guys and bad guys lists up to date.
I will work on the bad guys later today.

Help! Help!  I've been volunteered!   ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #716 on: March 04, 2018, 01:51:19 pm »
Thanks Evie and DR. That did work

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #717 on: March 07, 2018, 07:17:23 pm »
Since Rayne is riding ahead of thrm, hope he runs directly  into Kelric  coming to meet them. Would like to see him caught.

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #718 on: March 08, 2018, 09:07:26 am »
"In fact,” [Darcy] continued, pointing forward,  “for all we know there may be a herd of killer coneys hiding in the bushes just ahead, ready to dash out and trip us!”

Aliset’s sudden laugh caused Sir Washburn to turn and look back at her.

“Master Darcy is suspicious of killer coneys ahead,” Aliset said after catching her breath.  Washburn gave Darcy a stern look.

“Aye, it could be,” Darcy said and grinned.  “But look at it this way.  After we defeat the demon foe we can roast them for dinner!”

Aliset laughed again, Washburn rolled his eyes heavenward, and the squire riding beside him chuckled.

“Quiet up there, Master Darcy,” called Father Columcil.  “You are making me hungry.”

Sir Washburn shook his head and refocused on the way ahead.  Had Darcy allowed himself to seem ridiculous to ease the strain for just a bit?  He wouldn’t put it past him.

Anyone else having a Monty Python and the Holy Grail moment?  ;)
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #719 on: March 08, 2018, 10:10:13 am »
"In fact,” [Darcy] continued, pointing forward,  “for all we know there may be a herd of killer coneys hiding in the bushes just ahead, ready to dash out and trip us!”

Aliset’s sudden laugh caused Sir Washburn to turn and look back at her.

“Master Darcy is suspicious of killer coneys ahead,” Aliset said after catching her breath.  Washburn gave Darcy a stern look.

“Aye, it could be,” Darcy said and grinned.  “But look at it this way.  After we defeat the demon foe we can roast them for dinner!”

Aliset laughed again, Washburn rolled his eyes heavenward, and the squire riding beside him chuckled.

“Quiet up there, Master Darcy,” called Father Columcil.  “You are making me hungry.”

Sir Washburn shook his head and refocused on the way ahead.  Had Darcy allowed himself to seem ridiculous to ease the strain for just a bit?  He wouldn’t put it past him.

Anyone else having a Monty Python and the Holy Grail moment?  ;)

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