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Kelly Alves

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Hmm... Since everyone else is giving it a go, I am willing to shelve Brandon for the time being and help with Stone. I kinda like Stone.

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Doublethink.
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  • Gunriana - Eliab
  • Crazy Clawdine - Banner Lady
  • Brandon - Kelly Alves
  • Daniel Van Adescant - Dafyd
  • Dorainen - Hart
  • Frithwynne - Autenreith Road + JFH
  • John Goode - Yorick
  • Mary Drake - Net Spinster
  • Guardian Jetse Vos - Ariston
  • Mother Aethelreda - Antisocial Alto
  • Jack Gallow - IngoB
  • ??? - Curiosity Killed
  • ??? - Curious Kitten

So that is thirteen characters, fourteen players at this time.

Autenreith Road & JFH - if you are not signing in and out of the metagame thread you ***must*** ensure you read and refresh the story thread before posting for the character.

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Doublethink.
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quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
Hmm... Since everyone else is giving it a go, I am willing to shelve Brandon for the time being and help with Stone. I kinda like Stone.

Stone isn't running Kelly, but you could co-run a different character.

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Kelly Alves

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Aw shucks, thought he was still thinking it over.

Antisocial Alto or net spinster, you wanna share?

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quote:
Originally posted by Doublethink:
Autenreith Road & JFH - if you are not signing in and out of the metagame thread you ***must*** ensure you read and refresh the story thread before posting for the character.

Of course.

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Er Maker
A weathered nut brown face peers out from wild hair and cloaks. Er Maker is small, grubby, of indeterminate age, species and sex but oddly beguiling.

Writes

Ok Wit
Ok Readiness
Useless Inspiration
Weak Toughness
Excellent Elan
Good Spryness

Skills

Tinkering (Wit) - reasonable proficiency at making any mechanism work.
Light fingered (Spry) - Quick to divest any mug from their money and valuables.
Silver younger (Élan) - the conn is a game especially when my life is at stake.
As many lives as a cat(Readiness) - abnormally perceptive of any risk to own skin.
And the morales of one too (Élan) - in every port or town previously visited is at least one person with whom convivial or conjugal relationships maybe resumed.
Well travelled (Wit) - a good memory for the politics and environs of anywhere previously visited.
Muscle memory (Spry) - you don't forget how to ride a horse/steal a boat/ sail a boat/...

Gift
A trickster sorcerer gave Er the ability to change form not into a fierce wolf when threatened but a mangy Lady's lapdog at the least opportune time.

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Doublethink.
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quote:
Originally posted by Curious Kitten:
Er Maker
A weathered nut brown face peers out from wild hair and cloaks. Er Maker is small, grubby, of indeterminate age, species and sex but oddly beguiling.

Writes

Ok Wit
Ok Readiness
Useless Inspiration
Weak Toughness
Excellent Elan
Good Spryness

Skills

Tinkering (Wit) - reasonable proficiency at making any mechanism work.
Light fingered (Spry) - Quick to divest any mug from their money and valuables.
Silver younger (Élan) - the conn is a game especially when my life is at stake.
As many lives as a cat(Readiness) - abnormally perceptive of any risk to own skin.
And the morales of one too (Élan) - in every port or town previously visited is at least one person with whom convivial or conjugal relationships maybe resumed.
Well travelled (Wit) - a good memory for the politics and environs of anywhere previously visited.
Muscle memory (Spry) - you don't forget how to ride a horse/steal a boat/ sail a boat/...

Gift
A trickster sorcerer gave Er the ability to change form not into a fierce wolf when threatened but a mangy Lady's lapdog at the least opportune time.

Gift idea OK, but is actually your special item / transform. If you turn into a lapdog, your elan and toughness will swap.

Some issues with your skills, these are learned things you can do. So well-travelled, light-fingered and tinkering work well. But you can't have muscle memory, or morals of a cat. You can have lives of a cat - but I would advise against it as it will give little advantage over basic readiness. I don't understand silver younger ?

Also you as you have a transform, that leads you needing an actual gift - you could do morals of a cat as your gift if you like.

[eta Don't forget to list equipment.]

[ 31. May 2014, 18:14: Message edited by: Doublethink ]

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  • Gunriana - Eliab
  • Crazy Clawdine - Banner Lady
  • Daniel Van Adescant - Dafyd
  • Dorainen - Hart
  • Frithwynne - Autenreith Road + JFH
  • John Goode - Yorick
  • Mary Drake - Net Spinster
  • Guardian Jetse Vos - Ariston
  • Mother Aethelreda - Antisocial Alto
  • Jack Gallow - IngoB
  • ??? - Curiosity Killed
  • Er Maker - Curious Kitten

So that is twelve characters, fourteen players at this time.

Kelly is looking to co-run.

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Kelly, I'm happy to share Aethelreda if you want her. I could definitely use an experienced teammate and I'm not married to where the character is going, so any story ideas you have are welcome.
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Silver younger was supposed to be Silver tongued, a skill dedicated to fleecing the deserving and talking ones way out of trouble. Sorry autocorrect and limited internet coluded to change it.

Morales of a cat would be a useful gift.

If silver tongued is alright I'll post equipment and fixed skills when I'm positing from a laptop not an iPhone.

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Doublethink.
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Silver tongued is fine.

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Kelly,
I'm also willing to share to see what two Bay Area folk can do.

I've slightly revised Mary Drake so reposting

Model Character Sheet

Player:

Character Name: Mary Drake

Brief Physical Description: 40 year old woman, middling height and weight, graying black hair, brown eyes. Her hands show callouses and her arms a few scars Clothes are a worn off-white sleeved (to elbow) tunic stretching to just above the knee and belted with three yards of thin line, loose pale blue pantaloons below, a bonnet, and a much faded shawl.

Potentials:
(Ranked Useless / Weak / OK / Good / Excellent, you have 18 points to buy ranks at 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 points cost respectively)

4 Good Rank Wits
3 ok Rank Readiness
2 weak Rank Inspiration
2 weak Rank Toughness
4 good Rank Elan
3 ok Rank Spryness

(Rolls for these will be Ridiculously Easy (2-20) / Easy (5-20) / OK (10-20) / Hard (15-20) / Ridiculously Hard (20) on a D20 as advised by GM)

(Wrongs are omitted.)

Skills
(Each skill is tied to a specific potential, to start with, no more than two skills can be associated with any single potential.)

pilot/readiness Skill (Potential)
rope use/spryness Skill (Potential)
ship handling/spryness Skill (Potential)
swimming/toughness Skill (Potential)
double entry bookkeeping/wits Skill (Potential)
language/wits Skill (Potential)
barter/elan Skill (Potential)

Gift: Can almost always tell true north (as opposed to magnetic north)

Special item / Transformation: a curiously decorated leather pouch that can hold more than is apparent and is watertight and unopenable unless opened by owner

Please list equipment you acquire, with any bonuses it may have:
8 inch knife with sheath
8 inch long marlinspike
wooden boxed writing kit (however quills and ink will have to be replaced at times)
the ship's logbook and account book

A fisherman's daughter and a ship captain's widow, she always travelled with her husband because her ability to know where north is is important on a ship. To use that ability most effectively she learned to pilot as well as some other ship related skills. In port she helped handle the disposal and acquisition of merchandise and supplies. Because of this she is familiar with the languages of her regular ports (though not necessarily the languages of the interiors or rural folk) and has connections with the various merchant guilds. However her most recent voyage ended in a shipwreck which killed her husband and most of the crew and left her almost destitute and a long way from her original home.

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quote:
Originally posted by Doublethink:
Autenreith Road & JFH - if you are not signing in and out of the metagame thread you ***must*** ensure you read and refresh the story thread before posting for the character.

I'll tell you what I told Autenrieth Road, thinking about that subject:
Have you ever entered Kerygmania and seen the lengths people go to in order to weave together the multitudinous contradictions of four or more people describing supposedly the same, supposedly actual events? I'm pretty sure we can sort most things out, especially as we create the ongoings as we speak and are thus free to ad hoc ad lib at will*! [Big Grin]

*Ingo, Hart, and other Kerygmaniacs, would these last six words be a fitting description for Paul's speech on the Areopagos...? [Biased]

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Formerly JFH

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Kelly Alves

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quote:
Originally posted by Net Spinster:
Kelly,
I'm also willing to share to see what two Bay Area folk can do.

I've slightly revised Mary Drake so reposting

Model Character Sheet

Player:

Character Name: Mary Drake

Brief Physical Description: 40 year old woman, middling height and weight, graying black hair, brown eyes. Her hands show callouses and her arms a few scars Clothes are a worn off-white sleeved (to elbow) tunic stretching to just above the knee and belted with three yards of thin line, loose pale blue pantaloons below, a bonnet, and a much faded shawl.

A BONNET??

I am so on it like a rat on a Cheeto. SF Bay Represent!

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Jesus loves me, this I know” of they don’t believe “Kelly loves me, this I know.”
Kelly Alves, somewhere around 2003.

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Doublethink.
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  • Gunriana - Eliab
  • Crazy Clawdine - Banner Lady
  • Daniel Van Adescant - Dafyd
  • Dorainen - Hart
  • Frithwynne - Autenreith Road + JFH
  • John Goode - Yorick
  • Mary Drake - Net Spinster + Kelly Alves
  • Guardian Jetse Vos - Ariston
  • Mother Aethelreda - Antisocial Alto
  • Jack Gallow - IngoB
  • ??? - Curiosity Killed
  • Er Maker - Curious Kitten

OK, so just need the final Curious characters. Have prepped my OPs and everything - excited [Yipee]

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Kelly Alves

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quote:
Originally posted by Antisocial Alto:
Kelly, I'm happy to share Aethelreda if you want her. I could definitely use an experienced teammate and I'm not married to where the character is going, so any story ideas you have are welcome.

(thanks for the offer- I was strongly tempted to play a nun till NS invoked Bay Area solidarity. [Big Grin] )

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Jesus loves me, this I know” of they don’t believe “Kelly loves me, this I know.”
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Curious Kitten
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Er Maker
A weathered nut brown face peers out from wild hair and cloaks. Er Maker is small, grubby, of indeterminate age, species and sex but oddly beguiling.

Writes

Ok Wit
Ok Readiness
Useless Inspiration
Weak Toughness
Excellent Elan
Good Spryness

Skills

Tinkering (Wit) - reasonable proficiency at making any mechanism work.
Light fingered (Spry) - Quick to divest any mug from their money and valuables.
Silver younger (Élan) - the conn is a game especially when my life is at stake.
As many lives as a cat(Readiness) - abnormally perceptive of any risk to own skin.
And the morales of one too (Élan) - in every port or town previously visited is at least one person with whom convivial or conjugal relationships maybe resumed.
Well travelled (Wit) - a good memory for the politics and environs of anywhere previously visited.
Muscle memory (Spry) - you don't forget how to ride a horse/steal a boat/ sail a boat/...

Gift
A trickster sorcerer gave Er the ability to change form not into a fierce wolf when threatened but a mangy Lady's lapdog at the least opportune time.

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Doublethink.
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Would you like me to tweak that as discussed earlier ?

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Curious Kitten
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quote:
Originally posted by Doublethink:
Would you like me to tweak that as discussed earlier ?

Nope. I would like to have posted what I meant to or the edit window to have been long enough to change it to what I intended to post.

Should have just deleted it.

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Doublethink.
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Character as I understand it so far

Er Maker
A weathered nut brown face peers out from wild hair and cloaks. Er Maker is small, grubby, of indeterminate age, species and sex but oddly beguiling.

Writes

OK Wit
OK Readiness
Useless Inspiration
Weak Toughness
Excellent Elan
Good Spryness

Skills

Tinkering (Wit) - reasonable proficiency at making any mechanism work.
Light fingered (Spry) - Quick to divest any mug from their money and valuables.
Silver Tongued (Élan) - dedicated to fleecing the deserving and talking ones way out of trouble.
Well travelled (Wit) - a good memory for the politics and environs of anywhere previously visited.
Empty (Skill slot)
Empty (Skill slot)
Empty (Skill slot)

Gift Morals of a cat, in every port or town previously visited is at least one person with whom convivial or conjugal relationships maybe resumed.

Special Item / Transform
A trickster sorcerer gave Er the ability to change form not into a fierce wolf when threatened but a mangy Lady's lapdog at the least opportune time. Available x1 per week, if you turn into a lapdog, your elan and toughness will swap.

Equipment

None listed

[ 01. June 2014, 18:06: Message edited by: Doublethink ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
(thanks for the offer- I was strongly tempted to play a nun till NS invoked Bay Area solidarity. [Big Grin] )

That's OK, the Midwest will just sit over here being passive-aggressive and maybe eat a casserole. [Biased]
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quote:
Originally posted by Doublethink:
  • Gunriana - Eliab
  • Crazy Clawdine - Banner Lady
  • Daniel Van Adescant - Dafyd
  • Dorainen - Hart
  • Frithwynne - Autenreith Road + JFH
  • John Goode - Yorick
  • Mary Drake - Net Spinster
  • Guardian Jetse Vos - Ariston
  • Mother Aethelreda - Antisocial Alto
  • Jack Gallow - IngoB
  • ??? - Curiosity Killed
  • Er Maker - Curious Kitten

So that is twelve characters, fourteen players at this time.

Of those, Clawdine, Daniel, Gunriana and Jetse were in the playtest (I'm assuming that although Frithwynne is a similar character concept to Arabella, she's a different person).

Can we assume that these four know each other and have adventured together before? I'd prefer to, as it sets up some background to role-play with, and the playtest did in fact develop how I saw my own character*, but obviously its a GM call.


*she's kept the skull that Stone 'gave' her, for example, and I like that this is something she carries as a result of a roleplayed event, rather than being general background weirdness.

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Curiosity killed ...

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Chatting to Curious Kitten - who will have more time than me this week, but depending on how organised she is, may not be around for the full run - how does it sound that if she goes off on her next lot of travels before this finishes, I take over? Which gives me time to catch up with what's going on and keep an eye on the thread(s).

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Doublethink.
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Eliab, I'd rather you didn't know each other, but you may have known Stone if that helps.

[ 01. June 2014, 20:06: Message edited by: Doublethink ]

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Doublethink.
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quote:
Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:
Chatting to Curious Kitten - who will have more time than me this week, but depending on how organised she is, may not be around for the full run - how does it sound that if she goes off on her next lot of travels before this finishes, I take over? Which gives me time to catch up with what's going on and keep an eye on the thread(s).

That's fine - but could one or other of you finish off the character please - it only needs a few things adding. But I would really like to start tomorrow, and for various nefarious reasons, I need your full characters to do that.

[ 01. June 2014, 20:16: Message edited by: Doublethink ]

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Doublethink.
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  • Gunriana - Eliab
  • Crazy Clawdine - Banner Lady
  • Daniel Van Adescant - Dafyd
  • Dorainen - Hart
  • Frithwynne - Autenreith Road + JFH
  • John Goode - Yorick
  • Mary Drake - Net Spinster + Kelly Alves
  • Guardian Jetse Vos - Ariston
  • Mother Aethelreda - Antisocial Alto
  • Jack Gallow - IngoB
  • Er Maker - Curious Kitten + Curiosity Killed

That is eleven characters, and fourteen players.

Recruitment is now closed.

(Though we may have some NPC guest stars along later in the game.)

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Curiosity killed ...

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Does this work?

Er Maker
A weathered nut brown face peers out from wild hair and cloaks. Er Maker is small, grubby, of indeterminate age, species and sex but oddly beguiling.

Writes

OK Wit
OK Readiness
Useless Inspiration
Weak Toughness
Excellent Elan
Good Spryness

Skills

Tinkering (Wit) - reasonable proficiency at making any mechanism work.
Light fingered (Spry) - Quick to divest any mug from their money and valuables.
Silver Tongued (Élan) - dedicated to fleecing the deserving and talking ones way out of trouble.
Well travelled (Wit) - a good memory for the politics and environs of anywhere previously visited.
Living off the land (Readiness) good at both finding food to eat and liberating food from farms and dwellings along the route.
Some time sailor (Spry?) capable if not willing crew member - previously chain ganged so good with ropes and sails, handling ship's brig / small boat, can take a turn at the wheel and follow instructions;
Sleight of hand / Illusion (Elan) - good at the sort of tricks that earn a crust like the three cup game and/or card tricks - tricks to mislead the eye and distract.

Gift Morals of a cat, in every port or town previously visited is at least one person with whom convivial or conjugal relationships maybe resumed.

Special Item / Transform
A trickster sorcerer gave Er the ability to change form not into a fierce wolf when threatened but a mangy Lady's lapdog at the least opportune time. Available x1 per week, if you turn into a lapdog, your elan and toughness will swap.

Equipment
Tinker's pack hung with pots and pans, rabbit skins, knives, knife sharpening block - the knives are the obvious tools, but he's also a dab hand at spinning pan lids as decapitating weapons. The pack normally jingles and clatters, except when he wants to move silently. Somewhere easily hidden but readily accessible are a set of handcrafted lock picks.

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Doublethink.
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Perfect, thanks.

[ 01. June 2014, 20:39: Message edited by: Doublethink ]

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