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  1. Right! More or less everyone has finished up with characters/backstories/inventories, so let's schedule our first actual session then: http://whenisgood.net/autcaesarsession1
  2. Reminder! Session 0 will start in 3.5 hours from now in the AIM chat room spidwebRP. It'll probably be the same deal as Sy did for her first session- we'll go over the system, build characters, discuss backgrounds, etc.
  3. Well, everybody has picked their role, and you all got your first choice (yay!). Apologies for the delay- I had to travel suddenly over the weekend and didn't have a chance to get this out earlier. You should each be getting more detailed role sheets via PM within the hour. Now, on to mechanics and character creation: [spoileralt Mechanics]The play of the game is pretty much straightforward AIMhack mechanics, which you can read about on Ephesos' website. I've changed some things around, though, mainly to do with skills and character creation. The revised character creation instructi
  4. Ok, last call for any interested parties to fill out the calendar. It's looking like the session will be at 3:00 PM CST on Wednesday 24 June. Unless there are any objections to this by the players, I'm going to send out secret roles tomorrow, and once those are claimed we'll start with character creation. In the meantime, feel free to browse some entries I excerpted from my copy of the Imperial Intelligence Agency Galactic Factbook and familiarize yourself with the factions. Really you just need to skim it, since everything posted will be common knowledge you won't have to roll for,
  5. Okay, it seems like there's enough interest here and elsewhere to move forward, so- hey look! It's a calendar! Fill out the timeslots where you will be available to play (even if you haven't posted in the thread, cough cough), and we'll see what session times look good. Once we get a date nailed down, I'll post character creation instructions and background, and we'll get this ball rolling.
  6. I filled out the calendar and now posted in your thread, so it looks slightly less lonely now.
  7. Apparantly the Same Page Tool is becoming popular here now! That sounds like a useful thing. Here's the one for this campaign:
  8. Yes. Once the players are picked and the characters created, I'd set up a calendar on whenisgood to determine a 3-4 hour block where we would all be online at once for a session, and we'd have a group chat during which the session itself would actually take place.
  9. It's basically a streamlined D&D played over a web-based chat software. You describe actions, roll dice, and the DM (me) determines the outcome. It's straight AIMhack with the skill names changed, played in the spidwebRP room via AIM as God (i.e. Ephesos) intended.
  10. The galaxy is in a delicate state. The long wars of Imperatrix Odeana, that devastated the Galactic Rim and nearly bankrupted the empire, have come to a close. Her son, Imperator Karaj, has brokered a controversial peace between the Empire and the Suzerain of the Rim, and has enacted sweeping reforms intended to restore the Empire to its former greatness. Meanwhile, the brilliant scientists of the Arcadian Free States are entering into alliances with the secretive and devout Coalition. Smuggling, piracy, and even slavery have returned with a vengeance, and rumors swirl of deranged de
  11. I would always stop to kill the new arrivals and summons first, since initially he could barely hit me and I figured he wasn't a threat. Whoops.
  12. But on a more serious note' date=' I had some problems because I was a wizard with low HP and enormous resistances, but for some reason his spells by the end of the fight could bypass my wards, so he cound cast Arcane Blow and do ~200 damage to me even [i']with[/i] an Invulnerability potion and all buffs active. The first few times I fought him, he would do this twice in a turn and kill me and I had to reload. Annoying, but I got him on the fourth try or so.
  13. Dantius

    Europe

    Well, the first shots have been fired on each side. Greece's plan is to convert around 10% of their debt into interest-only perpetual bonds, another 40% into GDP warrants that only pay interest if the country is growing at a certain rate, and leave the remaining 50% as-is. The ECB has countered by eliminating their waiver and is now refusing to accept Greek government debt as lending collateral, meaning that if Greek banks wish to borrow from them, they must do so via unsecured loans charging 1.55% instead of secured loans at 0.05%. Both of these moves seem quite reasonable- perpetual fi
  14. Well, North America and Brazil never were the real prizes, which is why everybody was so eager to get rid of them (or, at least, not fight to their last gasps over it). The really valuable bits were the East and West Indies, or what we'd now call the Caribbean and Indonesia, because then you could get spices, sugar, cocoa, coffee, indigo, and that basically gave you license to print money in Europe. It's hard to get a sense of just how important that was today- the Dutch East India company, which had a monopoly on spices in the East indies (duh) would have had an adjusted market cap of $7.5
  15. There's no possible way they could have. The Europeans could efficently project force into America/oceania via the sea, and the natives couldn't correspondingly threaten Europe without a navy. The resources that were at stake (spices in Oceania, gold/silver in the New World) were sufficently valuable that even had the natives been able to repel the invaders before a beached had been established, the Europeans would have simply kept trying until the natives were overwhelmed. Really the only plausible counterfactual that you can think of where Europe doesn't end up ruling the world is if a
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