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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Bynw on December 15, 2017, 07:56:18 am »
Also, when can we be able to use an advantage roll of 3d6? Especially when the move is related to one of three character traits?

I had been thinking, that if Wash had been able to do a successful trueth read, than I was considering rolling a 1d6 to determine if the NPC was lying (a Roll of 1, 2, or 3) or telling the truth (a roll of 4, 5, or 6). Would that be acceptable in the future? That kind of rolling is strictly to help pick the direction of the story when things could go either way.

Evie, I love that you filled in some NPC detail for us. That helps a lot.


The specific Traits detail when one gets an Advantage generally. There are other circumstantial events that may cause that as well but they would all be on a case by case basis.

You can determine if the NPC is lying anyway you want to do it.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Bynw on December 15, 2017, 07:53:53 am »
Bynw, does every action in a fight require a roll of the dice?  For example, a defensive move that is not directly related to a strength?

If so, with the luck we are having today, I fear our heroes may not survive until morning!


In combat the first thing is an Initiative Test, which is 2d6 but they are added together for the total. The highest number goes first and the others follow in order of the total rolled.

During the characters turn they have 2 actions. Generally Move and Attack. But it can be Move and Move, or Attack and Attack. Or even change weapons is an action, as is picking something up or giving something to someone else. But you only get 2 each turn in combat.

Movement is limited to a maximum distance of 25 feet, if there is nothing hindering that movement.

Attacking is simple if you are within range. If you have Mastered a weapon you get an Advantage with it. So roll 3d6. If you are just Proficient with the weapon it is a Standard roll of 2d6. And if its any other kind of weapon you are at a Disadvantage so only roll 1d6.

If you are successful in the Attack, all weapons do only 1 point of damage.

There are 2 special actions available in during combat.

Focus. This gives you a success on your next attack roll if you get 4 or above.

Evade. Choosing this action allows you to Test at a Disadvantage (1d6) when you are hit in combat. If you succeed, then you take no damage. This only lasts until the start of your next turn.


Normally there are no rolls made to defend against an attack in combat. Unless you have some Trait that allows for it to happen. Otherwise you would have to choose Evade as one of your 2 actions every combat turn.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Laurna on December 14, 2017, 10:12:20 pm »
Also, when can we be able to use an advantage roll of 3d6? Especially when the move is related to one of three character traits?

I had been thinking, that if Wash had been able to do a successful trueth read, than I was considering rolling a 1d6 to determine if the NPC was lying (a Roll of 1, 2, or 3) or telling the truth (a roll of 4, 5, or 6). Would that be acceptable in the future? That kind of rolling is strictly to help pick the direction of the story when things could go either way.

Evie, I love that you filled in some NPC detail for us. That helps a lot.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Jerusha on December 14, 2017, 09:04:01 pm »
Bynw, does every action in a fight require a roll of the dice?  For example, a defensive move that is not directly related to a strength?

If so, with the luck we are having today, I fear our heroes may not survive until morning!
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Ghosts of the Past
« Last post by Evie on December 14, 2017, 04:46:05 pm »
((Good grief, we're having spectacularly bad luck with dice rolls today! LOL!  Well, since Aliset is sleeping, let's see if I can flesh our stalker out a bit in the meantime.))

Austin MacInnis watched the young Deryni knight's display with a faint smile on his face. Was he meant to be impressed? He suppressed the urge to reach a hand up to caress the amulet hanging around his neck beneath his jerkin. He was no Deryni himself, but his master had gifted him with certain protections nonetheless, and he'd managed to learn a few wee talents despite being human-born. He was certain now these two men before him were traveling with the de Mariot chit he was sent to find. He would be rewarded richly once he brought her back. Oh yes, he could tell these two Gwyneddan loyalists a thing or two about Baron Oswald if he chose to--not that he would.  Say whatever one might about him, he knew where his loyalties lay.  Oh, not with Baron Oswald directly, though he was happy enough to be of service to him in this small job, so long as the reward was as good as promised. But he had higher loyalties, as did Oswald. And if he did well in this, there would be more opportunities to prove his value to his master.  Austin was an ambitious man. He would take whatever odd jobs would facilitate his rise to the top echelon in the once and future Kingdom of Meara.

"The heir of Mariot and a man named Oswald?" He shrugged, maintaining his nonchalant demeanor in the face of the knight's aura flare. "Who are they?" 

((Dice roll 5 + 4, verification #dbtlc8rjjp, for whether his ability to block Wash's ability to Truth-Read continues to succeed...which it did, darn it!  Though maybe that's just because he avoided giving a direct answer.  Better luck next round, hopefully!))
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Ghosts of the Past
« Last post by revanne on December 14, 2017, 04:15:11 pm »
Columcil spoke the words of absolution over the young woman's bowed head, and mentally chided himself for even thinking of her as such. He had been wearing his stole when the disguise was revealed to him and such knowledge was therefore under the seal of the confessional and  must be hidden even from his own conscious mind. Besides his own need of concealment, if somewhat less hedged with mortal peril, was enough to make him inclined to be protective of another's, even without his priestly vows. To have called Aliset "My daughter" once was an acceptable way of acknowledging what had been revealed, twice would be foolish.

"Your sin has been set aside, my child, go in peace. And pray for me who am also a sinner."

The face of a young man looked up at him gratefully, although the corners of his mouth quirked in recognition of the Priest's careful way out of his dilemma.

"We'd best get what rest we can while we wait for the others" Columcil continued and matching actions to words he rolled himself in his cloak and settled down with his head on his pack. Sleep though was impossible; as time went on he became increasingly anxious for their two missing companions, but separating further would be foolhardy, even if he felt brave enough to disobey M'Lord out there. He wouldna want to face that one's wrath. He considered extending his Sight beyond the walls of the church - Aye, he knew that what he possessed were Deryni powers but the old language of the Borders still came more naturally to him - but thought better of it.

(( 1 dice roll. Result 2+4 verification code 5b2gjssr0t)).

 Who was to say that the one tracking them didna have powers of his own. He'd best be about his prayers and hope that the Lord had forgiven his ill-tempered show of piety earlier in the day.

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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Ghosts of the Past
« Last post by Laurna on December 14, 2017, 03:12:51 pm »
The Lendour knight could appreciate the seaman’s tracking skill. Something instinctual about the way his companion saw the lightly pushed back and broken twigs of the thicket. Wash was as much curious about the way his friend took charge, as he was anxious that Darcy had gotten out of his sight, when the seaman stealthily went around the backside of the thicket. That would not do!

Quick steps brought Wash across the road to the thicket. As he went, an arrow was knocked to the bowstring, readying the weapon in the event it was needed.  Level with the thicket, he could just make out a horse and figures beyond it. This would not do! Indeed!

At Darcy’s whistle, he sensed caution, but it was not a sound of emergency, not yet. So Wash traveled as Darcy had, around the thicket and a tree. He heard the men talking…

“I travel to Rhemuth to beg work from my uncle.”

((2d6  roll 1 & 1,  spectacular failure, Verification Number: 4rwv7180bq))

“You keep well to the sides of the road and the bush.  Why?”

“There are those I would avoid.”

As the men kept talking, Washburn shook his head. Not only could he not tell if truthful words were being said, but he felt a sense of being blocked. Of the two men before him, only the stranger would have such an ability and a need. Who was he and what was he about?

Washburn stepped into view, near the back of his companion. His bow was held in play, his arrow taught in the string, yet not pulled back. Not just yet.

“Why don’t you tell my friend and I, just who you are avoiding. And then answer me- honestly- what you know of the heir of Mariot, and a man named Oswald?”

Just on the off chance his arrow was not threatening enough. Washburn let, a for just a second, a flash of scarlet aura encircle his head. Darcy with his back turned did not see. But the fellow with the dagger took note of it.
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KK's News / Dec. 14, 2017 ebook sale--Camber trilogy
« Last post by Evie on December 14, 2017, 12:49:28 pm »
There is an ebook sale today on The Legends of Camber of Culdi trilogy.  This ebook set is comprised of Camber of Culdi, Saint Camber, and Camber the Heretic.  The sale price is supposedly $2.99, but I just checked out the Amazon listing for the Kindle version, and they've got it listed for $2.51, which is a phenomenal deal for a three-book set, so if you don't already have this trilogy in ebook form, grab it now while you can!

Not sure if this particular sale is also open to international readers or just the US booksellers, but if it's not available outside of the US, Bookbub also runs international sales from time to time, so I'll be sure to post those here also as KK learns of them and passes the message on to me.
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Site Support / Chat Trivia Bot
« Last post by Bynw on December 14, 2017, 12:38:57 pm »
There is a chat trivia bot available for the chatroom. Right now it just has basic trivia questions. I would like to have trivia questions compiled for the works of KK. Spanning across the Deryni and other works. So asking for questions and answers. They need to be created with notepad or similar and stored as a plain text (.txt) file. The format needs to be the question followed by the answer. These files can be emailed to the admin email address rhemuthcastle at deryni dot net
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Ghosts of the Past
« Last post by Jerusha on December 14, 2017, 11:12:12 am »
Darcy Cameron pursed his lips and emitted a piercing whistle, his signal to Sir Washburn that their quarry had been found.  It also suggested to the man standing before him that Darcy was not alone.

The man standing before him was remarkable in his unremarkableness.  No distinguishable feature caught Darcy’s eye.  Medium height, plain brown hair under a cap, a face that was neither handsome or ugly.  Average horse.  A man who could easily lose himself in a crowd.

“Why are you following me?”  Darcy asked.

“What makes you think I am following you?” the man replied.

“What should make me think you are not?”  Darcy countered.  This could go on for too long.  “Explain yourself.”

“Should I?” The man looked at Darcy carefully, noticed how steady and sure the sword was in his hand. “Very well, I travel to Rhemuth to beg work from my uncle.”

“You keep well to the sides of the road and the bush.  Why?”

“There are those I would avoid.”

Perhaps a man running from his master, trying to make it to Rhemuth to spend his year and a day?  A man who might not want to reveal his name.  Was he telling the truth?

((dice role, 1 dice, results 1. Verification 72qx8jbhjt))

Darcy could not tell.  It could be plausible, or it could be not.

Darcy heard movement behind him.  He did not trust the man before him enough to turn his head to see who approached. He hoped it was Sir Washburn.
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