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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #600 on: February 11, 2018, 09:57:18 pm »
I've just read TBH, TKJ, and QFSC in rapid succession in the past couple of weeks, and had not realized before how often Duncan and Alaric (among others) actually attempt things and fail rather than succeed.  Oh, they always manage to succeed at critical life-saving moments, but I think all of those frustrating dice rolls and failures have made me more aware when reading the books this time around that even our canonical heroes didn't always manage to succeed each and every time they attempted something.  Look how many tries it took them before they were finally able to establish contact with Dhugal and Kelson, for instance, and even then they might never have succeeded if Dhugal hadn't also been calling out for them from his end of things.  And I'm pretty sure poor Rothana must have rolled snake eyes the day she agreed to marry Conall.  LOL!
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #601 on: February 11, 2018, 11:48:14 pm »
The characters need one of these:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/XycUEXOBR2jjsqvz2

Wash has a St. Camber medallion, IIRC. Maybe he should get it checked to see if the warranty ran out.   ;D

Maybe he has one of the junk mass market fakes.

Given that it would have been cast from Alaric's, I rather doubt it. Unless you're suggesting Alaric bought his at the Gwyneddan equivalent of Walmart....  ;)

See? Look at that!  I knew Wash didn't have some "Made in the Connait" cheap knockoff medallion!   ;)  ;D
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #602 on: February 12, 2018, 12:20:12 am »
The characters need one of these:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/XycUEXOBR2jjsqvz2

Wash has a St. Camber medallion, IIRC. Maybe he should get it checked to see if the warranty ran out.   ;D

Maybe he has one of the junk mass market fakes.

Given that it would have been cast from Alaric's, I rather doubt it. Unless you're suggesting Alaric bought his at the Gwyneddan equivalent of Walmart....  ;)

See? Look at that!  I knew Wash didn't have some "Made in the Connait" cheap knockoff medallion!   ;)  ;D

Washburn's Camber Medallion is most definitely the real deal, blessed by Archbishop Duncan himself. I can not believe you could even suggest otherwise.  Jesh!   LOL!

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #603 on: February 12, 2018, 06:38:57 am »
I've just read TBH, TKJ, and QFSC in rapid succession in the past couple of weeks, and had not realized before how often Duncan and Alaric (among others) actually attempt things and fail rather than succeed.  Oh, they always manage to succeed at critical life-saving moments, but I think all of those frustrating dice rolls and failures have made me more aware when reading the books this time around that even our canonical heroes didn't always manage to succeed each and every time they attempted something.  Look how many tries it took them before they were finally able to establish contact with Dhugal and Kelson, for instance, and even then they might never have succeeded if Dhugal hadn't also been calling out for them from his end of things.  And I'm pretty sure poor Rothana must have rolled snake eyes the day she agreed to marry Conall.  LOL!

One thing KK cannot be accused of is always making sure the good guys win even if they have Deryni powers - Rhys, Javan *sob, sob*. I have just reread Sidana's death in TBH and thought - why did you have to make Duncan and Alaric unable to heal her ?? Definitely smakes eyes there.
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #604 on: February 12, 2018, 07:05:37 am »
Why does bynw dislike the Morgans ?

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I dont dislike the Morgan's at all.

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #605 on: February 12, 2018, 08:20:38 am »
I've just read TBH, TKJ, and QFSC in rapid succession in the past couple of weeks, and had not realized before how often Duncan and Alaric (among others) actually attempt things and fail rather than succeed.  Oh, they always manage to succeed at critical life-saving moments, but I think all of those frustrating dice rolls and failures have made me more aware when reading the books this time around that even our canonical heroes didn't always manage to succeed each and every time they attempted something.  Look how many tries it took them before they were finally able to establish contact with Dhugal and Kelson, for instance, and even then they might never have succeeded if Dhugal hadn't also been calling out for them from his end of things.  And I'm pretty sure poor Rothana must have rolled snake eyes the day she agreed to marry Conall.  LOL!

One thing KK cannot be accused of is always making sure the good guys win even if they have Deryni powers - Rhys, Javan *sob, sob*. I have just reread Sidana's death in TBH and thought - why did you have to make Duncan and Alaric unable to heal her ?? Definitely smakes eyes there.

Well, to be fair, not even a thoroughly trained and experienced Healer like Rhys Thuryn could have saved Sidana, given that she was bleeding out from a slashed jugular much faster than any Healer's ability to repair.  Even if Alaric and Duncan had managed between them to patch up the physical wound to stop the bleeding, the sheer volume of blood loss in those initial few seconds would surely have been enough to kill her.  Llewell did too thorough a job.  :(  But I suspect Rhys' own injury probably could have been Healed under better circumstances, but his friends and family were rolling at a disadvantage, and might have rolled ones on those single dice as well. 
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #606 on: February 12, 2018, 08:42:21 am »
I've just read TBH, TKJ, and QFSC in rapid succession in the past couple of weeks, and had not realized before how often Duncan and Alaric (among others) actually attempt things and fail rather than succeed.  Oh, they always manage to succeed at critical life-saving moments, but I think all of those frustrating dice rolls and failures have made me more aware when reading the books this time around that even our canonical heroes didn't always manage to succeed each and every time they attempted something.  Look how many tries it took them before they were finally able to establish contact with Dhugal and Kelson, for instance, and even then they might never have succeeded if Dhugal hadn't also been calling out for them from his end of things.  And I'm pretty sure poor Rothana must have rolled snake eyes the day she agreed to marry Conall.  LOL!

One thing KK cannot be accused of is always making sure the good guys win even if they have Deryni powers - Rhys, Javan *sob, sob*. I have just reread Sidana's death in TBH and thought - why did you have to make Duncan and Alaric unable to heal her ?? Definitely smakes eyes there.

Well, to be fair, not even a thoroughly trained and experienced Healer like Rhys Thuryn could have saved Sidana, given that she was bleeding out from a slashed jugular much faster than any Healer's ability to repair.  Even if Alaric and Duncan had managed between them to patch up the physical wound to stop the bleeding, the sheer volume of blood loss in those initial few seconds would surely have been enough to kill her.  Llewell did too thorough a job.  :(  But I suspect Rhys' own injury probably could have been Healed under better circumstances, but his friends and family were rolling at a disadvantage, and might have rolled ones on those single dice as well.

It would have helped if there'd been a Healer present who wasn't Rhys himself when Rhys fell and sustained the head injury that cost him his life; Camber tried but he wasn't a Healer, and there weren't any other Healers present (IIRC) to try to Heal the skull fracture.

It might have helped if even Evaine had been there, although she was not herself a Healer; after years of working with Rhys, she might have been able to focus his Healing energy and help him Heal himself, or she might have been able to focus Jerusha's talent that was showing even at that point when Evaine was still pregnant with Jerusha.

Alas, no.   :'(
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #607 on: February 12, 2018, 03:17:12 pm »
Evie actually the hero point worked but it should have still been a 2d6 roll. the Hero point added the number 4 to the success of 5 and 6.. Since the last roll of the 3d6 roll should be thrown away. That leaves you with a roll of 4 and 4.  those are both success rolls. Therefore your fire wall ignited in blazing glory.

Now one of the pursuer's is Deryni and one is human. I do not know which one is the closest to Washburn. the human would definitely balk. The man named Phyer , the Deryni, would slow down, he would test the illusion for what it was and then run through it. But even those seconds of delay would be helpful.

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #608 on: February 12, 2018, 03:25:40 pm »
Evie actually the hero point worked but it should have still been a 2d6 roll. the Hero point added the number 4 to the success of 5 and 6.. Since the last roll of the 3d6 roll should be thrown away. That leaves you with a roll of 4 and 4.  those are both success rolls. Therefore your fire wall ignited in blazing glory.

Now one of the pursuer's is Deryni and one is human. I do not know which one is the closest to Washburn. the human would definitely balk. The man named Phyer , the Deryni, would slow down, he would test the illusion for what it was and then run through it. But even those seconds of delay would be helpful.

OK, will rewrite the last bit accordingly.
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #609 on: February 12, 2018, 09:24:32 pm »
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #610 on: February 13, 2018, 12:57:43 pm »
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He stared up at Aliset in shock before mumbling, "Holy crap, I'm dead!"

The priest chuckled. "No, son, although I'll allow you probably feel like you'd rather be right now. Might I have a look at your wounds?"

Darcy reopened his eyes rather tentatively, staring up at Aliset.  "I am dead, and there's my ghost."

That gave a good chuckle. Darcy feeling like death warmed over, and over, and then seeing himself leaning over himself.
Poor Darcy.   
Good one!

Oh and I was thinking along the same lines about the Garderobe. Ward off a small corner. because the smell would be awful in that small space. I do hope that oxygen, carbon dioxide and smells can come and go through the wards. KK never had any trouble with people breathing while within them even for a long time.

Ok Evie, poor Wash  :o, needing to use that small warded corner first.  You will wish you had dug it deeper. dear oh dear.  ;D
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #611 on: February 13, 2018, 01:13:07 pm »
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He stared up at Aliset in shock before mumbling, "Holy crap, I'm dead!"

The priest chuckled. "No, son, although I'll allow you probably feel like you'd rather be right now. Might I have a look at your wounds?"

Darcy reopened his eyes rather tentatively, staring up at Aliset.  "I am dead, and there's my ghost."

That gave a good chuckle. Darcy feeling like death warmed over, and over, and then seeing himself leaning over himself.
Poor Darcy.   
Good one!

Oh and I was thinking along the same lines about the Garderobe. Ward off a small corner. because the smell would be awful in that small space. I do hope that oxygen, carbon dioxide and smells can come and go through the wards. KK never had any trouble with people breathing while within them even for a long time.

Ok Evie, poor Wash  :o, needing to use that small warded corner first.  You will wish you had dug it deeper. dear oh dear.  ;D

I would say that is the default setting for a Ward to let air pass through. However I'm sure it could be purposely set the otherway.

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #612 on: February 13, 2018, 01:30:55 pm »
Evie, I love the garderobe and it's construction . Very creative, wish I had dreams like that.

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #613 on: February 13, 2018, 01:58:50 pm »
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The Captain said something low under his breath about glorified young lordlings,

Yep definitely have earned that reputation. lol

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #614 on: February 13, 2018, 03:00:00 pm »
Having worked my way through OOC to page 29 to look up the healing rules again, I have a question now that Darcy has been healed (thank you Father Columcil!).

Does Darcy have to role a 1d6 dice to see how many hit points are restored by the healing?  After hits from two crossbow bolts (ouch, that did ever hurt) he is down two hit points.  Or does Columcil make the role since he is the healer?
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