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At this point, it looks like we still need a Pilot/Gunner type, otherwise space battle will probably own us hard. Someone with Diplomacy or City/Survival skills would be useful as well. A well balanced party is a happy party!

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Originally Posted By: Monroe
At this point, it looks like we still need a Pilot/Gunner type, otherwise space battle will probably own us hard. Someone with Diplomacy or City/Survival skills would be useful as well. A well balanced party is a happy party!


Also, a medic. Like, you need a medic reeealll bad.

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Another one arrives! It's Zak Xaine, Doom's stealthy computer user!

 

Click to reveal.. (Zak Xaine (Doom))
Level 1 Covert Hacker

 

STATISTICS:

 

Strength - 1

Dexterity - 4

Coordination - 2

Intelligence - 4

Endurance - 4

 

SKILLS:

 

Turret (Anion laser) - 3

Stealth - 4

Artifice - 2

Computers - 4

Armor - 1

 

ATTRIBUTES:

 

Health - 14

Speed - 3

Stamina - 5

Energy - 2

Dodge - 14%

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Character submitted. But I have to ask... isn't it a bit soon to decide who gets the mental powers? Only three characters have been posted thusfar.

 

Not that I'm complaining, it just seems a bit premature.

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Meet Nioca's character, Jonathon Dark!

 

Click to reveal.. (Johnathon Dark (Nioca))
Level 1 Hotshot Fighter Pilot

 

 

STATISTICS:

 

Strength- 3

Dexterity - 4

Coordination - 1

Intelligence - 4

Endurance - 3

 

SKILLS:

 

Pilot - 5

Turret (Atomic Blaster) - 3

Weapon (Nuclear Blade) - 2

Knowledge (Spacecraft) - 2

Diplomacy - 1

Computers - 1

Perception - 1

 

ATTRIBUTES:

 

Health - 13

Stamina - 9

Energy - 2

Speed - 3

Dodge - 14%

 

Originally Posted By: Nioca
Character submitted. But I have to ask... isn't it a bit soon to decide who gets the mental powers? Only three characters have been posted thusfar.

 

Not that I'm complaining, it just seems a bit premature.

See, on the one hand, I was going to do it as a perk to whoever had the greatest backstory, but then I realized that doing that would require them to change that very backstory, which seemed kinda pointless to me. So I simply rolled dice (and by "dice" I mean "the random function on Excel"), and whoever got the highest ones got first shot at powers. In the interest of full disclosure, here is the list I rolled up:

 

1. Monroe

2. Niemand

3. Safey

4. Nioca

5. Cthulu

6. DOOM

7. Nalyd

 

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I would have written the best backstory anyway wink. I'd like to write one now, but I'd also like to read at least some of the book(s) first. I don't suppose they're old enough to just be online somewhere for free?

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I don't suppose they're old enough to just be online somewhere for free?
I don't think so, but maybe. The only volume I have from the original trilogy appears to imply original copyright dates in the late 1940s.

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Originally Posted By: Triumph
Nice Perfect Dark reference, Nioca.

Heh, I was wondering if anyone would catch it. I actually meant to use it as a placeholder name, but it sort of stuck...

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According to the schedule, the first session is THIS SATURDAY at 6:00 CDT! If you have NOT submitted and finalized a character That I approved by then, you WILL be dropped. (Although I can and will run a campaign with 7, I am looking for an excuse to drop someone. If all seven make it to Saturday, I'll just run with it.)

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The fifth character has arrived! Only two more to go!

 

Click to reveal.. (Sebastian (Cthulhu))

Level 1 Combat Medic

 

STATISTICS:

 

Strength - 2

Dexterity - 3

Coordination - 5

Intelligence - 3

Endurance - 2

 

SKILLS:

 

Stun Pistol - 2

Medic - 5

Knowledge(Medicine) - 3

Perception - 2

Diplomacy - 2

 

ATTRIBUTES:

 

Health - 12

Dodge - 11%

Stamina - 7

Energy - 2

Speed - 5

 

EDIT: Also, backstories would be nice, if you haven't submitted one already.

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Hey guys, quick question: PST is 3 hours ahead of CDT?

 

Edit: It seems CDT is two hours ahead of PST. Someone confirm/deny please.

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PST is 3 hours behind CDT. However, PDT is only two hours behind CDT, so it depends on whether you're observing Daylight Savings Time or not.

 

In short, just find the one that matches from the following:

1:00 PM HAST

2:00 PM AKST

3:00 PM AKDT

3:00 PM PST

4:00 PM PDT

4:00 PM MST

5:00 PM MDT

5:00 PM CST

6:00 PM CDT

6:00 PM EST

7:00 PM EDT

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Okay, so I have three things to run down before today's session begins. Firstly, Safey has informed me that he will be dropping out of the campaign. Our party size is down to 6 now, so that's good.

 

Second, the last character, our demoman Frank Pulver, has arrived.

Click to reveal.. (Frank Pulver(Niemand))
Level 1 Demolitions Specialist

 

 

STATISTICS:

 

Strength - 3

Dexterity - 2

Coordination - 4

Intelligence - 2

Endurance - 4

 

SKILLS:

 

Weapon (Needlegun) - 3

Weapon (Atom Blaster) - 3

Artifice - 2

Survival - 3

Armor - 2

Knowledge(Explosives) - 3

 

ATTRIBUTES:

Health - 14

Dodge - 8%

Stamina - 9

Energy - 1

Speed - 4

Finally, and on a more serious not, my internet connection was down this morning for about 8 hours, and it only got back up through an act of god (and by "god", I mean "comcast"). This, combined with storm warnings for my area, could mean trouble. If I don't show up or suddenly leave the chat halfway through the session, presume that my internet is down and the session is rescheduled for 6 PM CDT tomorrow, where the calender says everyone can still make it, and we'll just pick up where we left off.

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Originally Posted By: Nioca
PST is 3 hours behind CDT. However, PDT is only two hours behind CDT, so it depends on whether you're observing Daylight Savings Time or not.

In short, just find the one that matches from the following:
1:00 PM HAST
2:00 PM AKST
3:00 PM AKDT
3:00 PM PST
4:00 PM PDT
4:00 PM MST
5:00 PM MDT
5:00 PM CST
6:00 PM CDT
6:00 PM EST
7:00 PM EDT

Alrighty, so I believe it's 3:00pm for me. Thanks.

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The session doesn't start for another 45 minutes. The redirect should work now, but there's no reason to use it until closer to the start of the session.

 

Dikiyoba.

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Originally Posted By: Dikiyoba
The session doesn't start for another 45 minutes. The redirect should work now, but there's no reason to use it until closer to the start of the session.

Dikiyoba.


Unless you want to hang with all the cool kids and chat before the session starts.

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Originally Posted By: Cthulhu
It doesn't open for me. QQ


Do you have an AIM client installed and a screenname?

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Click to reveal..
Level 2 Combat Engineer


STATISTICS:

Strength - 1
Dexterity - 4
Coordination - 4
Intelligence - 4
Endurance - 2

SKILLS:

Weapon (Atom Blaster) - 3
Engineering - 4
Computers - 4
Artifice - 3 (+1)
Medic - 1
Armor - 1 (+1)
Perception - 1 (+1)

ATTRIBUTES:

Health - 14 (+2)
Speed - 4
Stamina - 5
Energy - 4 (+2)
Dodge - 14%

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Level up time!

 

Click to reveal.. (Johnathon Dark, Level II)
JOHNATHON DARK

Occupation: Pilot

Temperament: Hotshot

Rank: Ensign

 

Attributes

STR - 3 (9/9 Stamina)

DEX - 4 (14% Dodge)

CRD - 1 (3 Speed)

INT - 4

END - 3 (16/16 HP)

Skill Points: 1/35

 

Weapon Skills

Pilot - 5

Turret (Atom Blaster) - 3

Handheld Weapon (Nuclear Blade) - 3

Knowledge (Spacecraft) - 2

Diplomacy - 1

Computers - 1

Perception - 1

Armor - 1

 

I look forward to actually piloting a vessel next session!

 

AMEND: Also, is Armor based off of Endurance, or is it not based off of an attribute?

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Originally Posted By: Cthulhu
Click to reveal..

Level 2 Combat Medic

Statistics:

Strength - 2
Dexterity- 3
Coordination - 5
Intelligence - 3
Endurance - 2

Skills

Stun Pistol -2
Medic - 5
Knowledge(Medicine) - 3
Perception - 2
Diplomacy - 3
City - 1
Survival - 1

Attributes:

Health- 14
Dodge - 11%
Stamina - 7
Energy - 2
Speed - 5

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My level. Nothing special, just a point into armor.

 

Click to reveal..
DANA TEMPLETON

Level 2 Second Foundation Agent

 

STATISTICS:

 

Strength - 4

Dexterity - 2

Coordination - 3

Intelligence - 4

Endurance - 2

 

SKILLS:

 

Weapon (Nuclear Blade) - 4

Weapon (Needlegun) - 3

Mental - 3

Bluff - 3

Stealth - 1

Armor - 2

 

ATTRIBUTES:

 

Health - 14

Speed - 4

Stamina - 11

Energy - 4

Dodge - 8%

That leaves me with 3 points for the bank. I'd like to up my weapon skills further, but I can't do until next time. Or who knows, if we find an exciting new melee weapon, I could use those points to become proficient in it nice and quickly. If one of you happens upon something cool like that (since looting seems to occur mostly in secret), don't hold out on Dana! I'll totally trade you for it. And it'll be good for the party, as well. Though not so much for our enemies. wink

 

Hope the next session will be planed soon!

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Originally Posted By: Cthulhu
Isn't the next one on Saturday?


No. There's a hiatus, I'll be out of town for the next week and thus unable to run a session. I'll post a calender when I get back.

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Originally Posted By: Monroe
Could you post the log maybe to hold us over?


Yeah, yeah, I'm working on it. I'm kind of swamped by real work now. Maybe I'll finish editing and post it by tomorrow, if I'm lucky.

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...Please, please tell me you aren't editing it by hand... That would suck on untold levels.

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Originally Posted By: Nioca
...Please, please tell me you aren't editing it by hand... That would suck on untold levels.


I mean, aside from a hefty batch of find/replace, that's about what I do. It actually helps me refresh myself on the full scope of a session's action.

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Yeah, I know, I go through it by hand to add italicization, fix spelling errors and erratas, and generally pretty it up a bit. But when I said "by hand", I meant WITHOUT find/replace. As in, everything done manually.

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I have to do that when we have too many/rotating subs, but yeah. I think I did that once, and then never again.

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Yay for not-dead RP's!

 

Okay, we're back in business now, I'm back from my trip, and everything is ready to go. The calender is here, please fill it out ASAP. This Saturday would be best, but i'd like to get it in earlier than that if possible.

 

I promise cross my heart to have the log for Session 1 posted within 24 hours of now. Seriously. You can slap me with a trout if I don't.

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Originally Posted By: Nioca
I rolled a critical calendar fill-out, and look forward to the next session!


A criticalendar? I wonder what kind of cool bonus that would have...one always has room to get everything done?

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Okay. Do you know how much fun it is to edit a 45-page log? It's about as much fun as aborting a root canal with an unsanitary sledgehammer through your nose. I'm not even sure that I'm allowed to mix that many medical metaphors without at least two MD's, but I will go ahead with it anyways. In other words, it was an immense pain. But, the pain is done, and HEREis the final product!

 

While running though the log, I also ran up some stats for the d20's (no d5's included) rolled in the session. The results were interesting.

 

Click to reveal.. (Warning, data ahead!)
n = 118

μ = ~11.5

σ = 5.38

mode = 9

Median = 11

Q1 = 8

Q3 = 16

1's = 5

20's = 5

Basically, I'm shocked that the party did this well. You averaged a point away from the mean, even after nearly 120 rolls, and what's more, you had 25% of all you rolls over 16! With only two critfails the entire session, it appears that the dice were greatly in your favor, despite claims to the otherwise.

 

Yay. Now I do not have to get hit by a trout.

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Originally Posted By: Dantius
Basically, I'm shocked that the party did this well. You averaged a point away from the mean, even after nearly 120 rolls, and what's more, you had 25% of all you rolls over 16! With only two critfails the entire session, it appears that the dice were greatly in your favor, despite claims to the otherwise.

A high mean can disguise the fact that one is always rolling low at the worst possible moment. To properly assess luck, you'd have to assign each roll a leverage factor and weigh the result accordingly. If you did, I'm sure you find the party always averages about a 4.

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Eh, the party actually did pretty well in those regards too. There were a couple of failures, but all-in-all, we tended to roll well when it mattered.

 

Naturally, this situation is intolerable and will be corrected by the RNG next session. tongue

 

Also, something else. I downloaded the log, but the whole thing is in Times New Roman (i.e. not fixed-width). It makes the battle grids illegible. Plus, some of the symbols on the grid seem to have been corrupted. This MAY be on my end, but you may want to check the log to make sure it's not screwed up.

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Originally Posted By: Nioca
I downloaded the log, but the whole thing is in Times New Roman (i.e. not fixed-width). It makes the battle grids illegible. Plus, some of the symbols on the grid seem to have been corrupted. This MAY be on my end, but you may want to check the log to make sure it's not screwed up.


I had the exact same problems when I tried to read the log. It's like...a rotten log. wink

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Originally Posted By: Triumph
Originally Posted By: Nioca
I downloaded the log, but the whole thing is in Times New Roman (i.e. not fixed-width). It makes the battle grids illegible. Plus, some of the symbols on the grid seem to have been corrupted. This MAY be on my end, but you may want to check the log to make sure it's not screwed up.


I had the exact same problems when I tried to read the log. It's like...a rotten log. wink


Yes, I know. The logs were saved in a Chrome HTML file, and that file handeled all the obscure special characters in the grids by assigning them a value based on regular characters, for example a-! seemed to be the code for the dark square, etc. I might go ahead and alter them based on my log and your combat movements, but again, that's a lot of work.

I think it's due to file corruption or poor coding- viewing the whole thing in a fixed width font does nothing.

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Originally Posted By: Seiðmaðr
I've been grounded for the rest of the summer, so I'm probably out.

Ouch, what happened?

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