collapse

Author Topic: Out of Character (OOC) Thread  (Read 78090 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Online DesertRose

  • Administrator
  • Duke/Duchess
  • **
  • Posts: 738
  • Karma: 22
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Book: Deryni Magic
  • Favorite Character: Rhys Thuryn *sob*
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #360 on: January 14, 2018, 05:44:15 am »
Quote
from Aliset thinking to herself. "... practically from the moment they'd arrived, her companions had scattered seemingly to the four winds!  Annoyance welled up in her.  How very much like men they were, wandering apart and dashing hither and yon acting all heroic rather than sticking together and covering each other's backs like sensible folk! She stifled a laugh as the irony dawned on her.  Of course they were acting like men, daft creatures!  They were men!  .... She'd grown curiously attached to the lot of them in the past few days, even though keeping up with them right now seemed to be more useless than attempting to herd cats."

ROFL ;D
It is impossible to herd cats. Yet doing that would be easier than herding this group. Honestly we do keep trying to get together, if it wasn't for all these obstacles.

On cat herding: 
(A commercial that originally ran during the Super Bowl some years ago.)
"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.)

Offline revanne

  • Donor
  • Earl/Countess
  • *
  • Posts: 489
  • Karma: 13
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Book: King Javan's Year
  • Favorite Character: Father Joram MacRorie
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #361 on: January 14, 2018, 10:55:57 am »
Herding cats is a pretty good description of being a parish priest.
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.
(Psalm 68 vv1-2)

Offline revanne

  • Donor
  • Earl/Countess
  • *
  • Posts: 489
  • Karma: 13
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Book: King Javan's Year
  • Favorite Character: Father Joram MacRorie
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #362 on: January 14, 2018, 03:59:15 pm »
Happy to wait Laurna but there's a lot of blood here so get those dice sorted would you  ::)
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.
(Psalm 68 vv1-2)

Offline Jerusha

  • Donor
  • Duke/Duchess
  • *
  • Posts: 520
  • Karma: 20
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Book: High Deryni
  • Favorite Character: Alaric Morgan
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #363 on: January 14, 2018, 07:02:48 pm »
Darcy Cameron sneaks down the passage again and approaches the dice roller.  Again he pries open the door.  From his belt pouch he pulls forth six dice, all marked only as sixes.  On the corner of each, clearly marked, it says "Made in Gwynedd." He throws them into the roller.

"Our friend will be avenged, Torenth!"
From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggity beasties and things that go bump in the night...good Lord deliver us!

 -- Old English Litany

Offline Laurna

  • Donor
  • Duke/Duchess
  • *
  • Posts: 613
  • Karma: 13
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Character: Alaric Morgan & Rhys Thuryn-May they be Family.
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #364 on: January 14, 2018, 09:45:01 pm »
Oh no! so sorry Revanne! That makes it really hard on your real day, doesn't it. I know it's a game, but I am feeling it.
Thank you Jerusha, I hope that will help.

Bynw, I think I now understand why the GM rolls for the enemy. It is too hard on the players to get good rolls only when playing the enemy and never for yourself. I think the roller is programed to think you are getting good rolls every three times like the odds should be, but it doesn't account for the fact that every third roll is not for yourself. Would it make a difference if we each had a separate account to roll for the bad guys, not the same account that we roll for our own characters. Remember computers don't really understand total randomness, no matter how well they are programed.

Better Yet, I am willing to let Bynw roll for the enemy, so any of my good rolls don't feel don't feel like utter destruction when they go to the advantage of the bad guy.

Offline Evie

  • Administrator
  • Prince/Princess
  • **
  • Posts: 1992
  • Karma: 28
  • Gender: Female
  • Sister Evie--Servant of Saint Camber
    • The Mini-Deryni Chronicles
  • Favorite Book: High Deryni or The King's Justice (can't decide)
  • Favorite Character: President of the Duncan McLain Fanbabe Society
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #365 on: January 14, 2018, 10:31:55 pm »
Remember, even if the enemy scores a hit, that doesn't mean you have to write every hit as a life threatening blow!  Remember, we PCs have 6 hit points, after all, so if you are writing each hit as if it were a potentially mortal injury, we'd bleed out long before we ever get to that final hit point!  LOL!  I mean, sure, if the enemy not only managed to hit a PC but did so with all 6s (or if we attempt to evade and roll all 1s), then sure, you might want to write that as a spectacular success or failure, but it seems far more likely in a fast paced combat scene that some of those blows are likely to hit their target but be shallow slashes, blows that momentarily daze the PC but not be totally incapacitating, etc.  One reason PCs get more HP than NPCs is to help keep it fun for the players rather than traumatic, since no one wants to lose a character they've invested a lot of time and energy in creating.  (Been there, done that!)  And if one of us does die....well, this is Gwynedd, land of the Blessed Saint Camber.  Miracles do occasionally happen, at least if we can manage to shake those pesky ones and twos out of the dice roller.  ;)
"In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas."

--WARNING!!!--
I have a vocabulary in excess of 75,000 words, and I'm not afraid to use it!

Offline revanne

  • Donor
  • Earl/Countess
  • *
  • Posts: 489
  • Karma: 13
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Book: King Javan's Year
  • Favorite Character: Father Joram MacRorie
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #366 on: January 15, 2018, 12:39:33 am »
Oh no! so sorry Revanne! That makes it really hard on your real day, doesn't it. I know it's a game, but I am feeling it.
Thank you Jerusha, I hope that will help.

Bynw, I think I now understand why the GM rolls for the enemy. It is too hard on the players to get good rolls only when playing the enemy and never for yourself. I think the roller is programed to think you are getting good rolls every three times like the odds should be, but it doesn't account for the fact that every third roll is not for yourself. Would it make a difference if we each had a separate account to roll for the bad guys, not the same account that we roll for our own characters. Remember computers don't really understand total randomness, no matter how well they are programed.

Better Yet, I am willing to let Bynw roll for the enemy, so any of my good rolls don't feel don't feel like utter destruction when they go to the advantage of the bad guy.
On the other hand it feels more realistic thst bsd things happen to good characters. And Kieran had a much easier death than he feared he might.
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.
(Psalm 68 vv1-2)

Offline Evie

  • Administrator
  • Prince/Princess
  • **
  • Posts: 1992
  • Karma: 28
  • Gender: Female
  • Sister Evie--Servant of Saint Camber
    • The Mini-Deryni Chronicles
  • Favorite Book: High Deryni or The King's Justice (can't decide)
  • Favorite Character: President of the Duncan McLain Fanbabe Society
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #367 on: January 15, 2018, 01:06:05 am »
Scene posted, one thug left injured but alive for questioning, and now Columcil can show Wash how Healing works, assuming the dice roll is favorable and he doesn't roll snake eyes instead and harm himself or Wash in the process. LOL! I'm headed to bed.
"In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas."

--WARNING!!!--
I have a vocabulary in excess of 75,000 words, and I'm not afraid to use it!

Offline Laurna

  • Donor
  • Duke/Duchess
  • *
  • Posts: 613
  • Karma: 13
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Character: Alaric Morgan & Rhys Thuryn-May they be Family.
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #368 on: January 15, 2018, 02:13:55 am »
Thank you so much Evie.  thank you for staying up to finish that. I think we can now all go get a good night's sleep.

Offline Jerusha

  • Donor
  • Duke/Duchess
  • *
  • Posts: 520
  • Karma: 20
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Book: High Deryni
  • Favorite Character: Alaric Morgan
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #369 on: January 15, 2018, 08:58:31 am »
I made a slight edit to my previous post.  I realized I had overlooked that the other door from the infirmary led through a courtyard to a back gate, so I fixed that. 

Just in case the fifth Mearan sympathizer Laurna mentioned decides to surface.   ;)
From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggity beasties and things that go bump in the night...good Lord deliver us!

 -- Old English Litany

Offline Bynw

  • Zipper Brother
  • Administrator
  • Baron/Baroness
  • **
  • Posts: 201
  • Karma: 11
  • Gender: Male
    • OtherWorlders IRC Network
  • Favorite Book: Two Crowns for America
  • Favorite Character: Camber of Culdi
  • Twitter: anlarye
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #370 on: January 15, 2018, 10:12:33 am »
I had good luck rolling this way:

[10:10] <bynw> !roll 1d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 6 == 6  (success)
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 1d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 1 == 1 (fail)
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 1d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 3 == 3 (fail)
[10:10] <bynw> .
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 2d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 3, 1 == 4 (fail)
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 2d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 2, 6 == 8 (success)
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 2d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 3, 5 == 8 (success)
[10:10] <bynw> .
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 3d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 3, 5, 6 == 14 (success)
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 3d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 4, 2, 3 == 9 (fail)
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 3d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 6, 4, 1 == 11 (success)

Offline Evie

  • Administrator
  • Prince/Princess
  • **
  • Posts: 1992
  • Karma: 28
  • Gender: Female
  • Sister Evie--Servant of Saint Camber
    • The Mini-Deryni Chronicles
  • Favorite Book: High Deryni or The King's Justice (can't decide)
  • Favorite Character: President of the Duncan McLain Fanbabe Society
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #371 on: January 15, 2018, 11:12:02 am »
 Those rolls were in our chat room, yes? So it's ok if we use that as an alternate means of dice rolling, since either way you'll see the results? That might be easier, since the other site has a habit of assuming it knows what I want to roll better than I do, or changing my subject line back to a previously used one at random moments. I swear that thing hates me!   ;D
"In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas."

--WARNING!!!--
I have a vocabulary in excess of 75,000 words, and I'm not afraid to use it!

Offline Evie

  • Administrator
  • Prince/Princess
  • **
  • Posts: 1992
  • Karma: 28
  • Gender: Female
  • Sister Evie--Servant of Saint Camber
    • The Mini-Deryni Chronicles
  • Favorite Book: High Deryni or The King's Justice (can't decide)
  • Favorite Character: President of the Duncan McLain Fanbabe Society
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #372 on: January 15, 2018, 12:23:24 pm »
Off to run several errands in town before the freeze hits, and get a few major chores completed. Feel free to use Aliset as needed.  (Within the bounds of good taste and common decency, that is. Remember those nuns are watching you!   ;D )
"In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas."

--WARNING!!!--
I have a vocabulary in excess of 75,000 words, and I'm not afraid to use it!

Offline Demercia

  • Knight/Dame
  • ***
  • Posts: 77
  • Karma: 3
  • Gender: Female
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #373 on: January 15, 2018, 12:54:49 pm »
As a harmless bystander, please can we have a stress free couple of days.  At least let them get out of Meara alive.  Pretty please.
The light shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not.

Offline Bynw

  • Zipper Brother
  • Administrator
  • Baron/Baroness
  • **
  • Posts: 201
  • Karma: 11
  • Gender: Male
    • OtherWorlders IRC Network
  • Favorite Book: Two Crowns for America
  • Favorite Character: Camber of Culdi
  • Twitter: anlarye
Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #374 on: January 15, 2018, 01:19:47 pm »
Those rolls were in our chat room, yes? So it's ok if we use that as an alternate means of dice rolling, since either way you'll see the results? That might be easier, since the other site has a habit of assuming it knows what I want to roll better than I do, or changing my subject line back to a previously used one at random moments. I swear that thing hates me!   ;D

Yes those were in the chatroom and since I'm always in the chatroom you can use it to roll dice if you want to as an alternative. But sometimes, as my past player DesertRose will tell you. Even those dice are not always friendly towards you.

 

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

* Recent Posts

Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by DerynifanK
[Today at 10:41:41 am]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by revanne
[Today at 10:19:06 am]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by judywward
[Today at 09:24:22 am]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by DerynifanK
[Today at 07:02:28 am]


Re: Ghosts of the Past by Laurna
[Today at 05:37:14 am]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by Laurna
[June 19, 2018, 11:18:05 pm]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by revanne
[June 19, 2018, 08:45:00 pm]


Re: Ghosts of the Past by Jerusha
[June 19, 2018, 06:56:47 pm]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by Jerusha
[June 19, 2018, 06:01:34 pm]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by revanne
[June 19, 2018, 04:42:38 pm]

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 39
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 2
  • Dot Users Online:

* Top Poster

Evie Evie
1992 Posts
Elkhound
1077 Posts
DesertRose DesertRose
738 Posts
Alkari
696 Posts
Laurna Laurna
613 Posts

* Most Karma

Evie Evie
Karma: 28
DesertRose DesertRose
Karma: 22
Jerusha Jerusha
Karma: 20
revanne revanne
Karma: 13
Laurna Laurna
Karma: 13

* Online Time

Evie Evie
116d 19h 15m
TheDeryni TheDeryni
115d 20h 24m
DesertRose DesertRose
108d 27m
AnnieUK AnnieUK
53d 22h 46m
Laurna Laurna
34d 1h 35m

* Forum Staff

Bynw admin Bynw
Administrator
DesertRose admin DesertRose
Administrator
Evie admin Evie
Administrator
TheDeryni gmod TheDeryni
System Administrator
Shiral gmod Shiral
Zipper Sister
Unicorn636 gmod Unicorn636
Zipper Sister
Laurna gmod Laurna
Donor
EvilEd gmod EvilEd
Global Moderator
revanne gmod revanne
Donor
DerynifanK gmod DerynifanK
Donor
KK gmod KK
Our Queen
gmod Alkari
Donor
AnnieUK gmod AnnieUK
Donor
Jerusha gmod Jerusha
Donor

* Board Stats

  • stats Total Members: 631
  • stats Total Posts: 19246
  • stats Total Topics: 2006
  • stats Total Categories: 14
  • stats Total Boards: 130
  • stats Most Online: 181

* Calendar

June 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 [20] 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

No calendar events were found.