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LucyH
Posted on: Sep 22 2011, 03:09 PM


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QUOTE(Christine @ Sep 22 2011, 03:46 PM) *
Boo, play Saturday's 2k as baby Branwen instead, you slacker!

C


Yeah, go and play with the cool kids' clique.

I haven't decided yet. Possibly a fay-hunting baronial AP, or maybe a gyth.

Lucy
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LucyH
Posted on: Sep 18 2011, 09:40 AM


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There's a stickied thread about monster allocation in the General Discussion forum that includes some quite interesting comments about how to lay out stats. Worth having a read if you haven't already.

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Posted on: Sep 17 2011, 05:39 PM


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OK, if my first suggestions were wrong, ask a different question. Given that everything a character can do to affect a dungeon is a product of either roleplay or skills (and skills = character points), if contracts aren't supposed to duplicate abilites that can be bought with points, what can you do with a contract that gives you anything beyond "I have a piece of paper that says my character's background exists?"

I was looking at the things that you can get from CPs already and extrapolating - most seem to be 'you have an <insert place> that gives you <insert minor LRP bonus> - the bonuses costing ISP to award. What can you do along those lines that benefits an entire guild, from both the very high level characters to the ones just starting out?

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  Forum: Knights of the Land · Post Preview: #155599 · Replies: 35 · Views: 4,073

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Posted on: Sep 16 2011, 09:05 PM


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Just off the top of my head

Guildhouses in the cities that give you some resources, or access to guild support personnel (we really need someone with instant regen / read ancient / mantic dispel 10, and we didn't bring them along)

A transportational device/ritual to get you wherever yyou need to be for the day. I know refs set them, but having your own means you aren't dependant on that

A "freedom of the city" that means you can walk past obstructive gate guards by proving you are a Knight - or other 'we have a really good rep so peons don't attack us' sort of stuff

A source of good quality weapons/armour over and above what Gimly makes (all KotL can start with apprentice crafted armour or the like)

A castle in Ishma. Proper crusader style.

Some way to retrieve the bodies of dead knights smile.gif

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LucyH
Posted on: Sep 15 2011, 12:43 PM


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QUOTE(MattJ @ Sep 15 2011, 01:15 PM) *
There should also be a ban on booking off of PtM slots less than a week before the game. The reason being that unscrupulus individuals may just book off at a late stage if they know they'll likely be called upon to monster.

Matt


I thought the idea was to encourage people to be charitable and club spirited - putting draconian "you must commit to this much further in advance" restrictions on looks like it is punishing people for having a helpful impulse, and means that anyone who has a life that means they can't always commit to things that far in advance is banned from offering to help out if they are needed (which is what the idea is about).

After all, we don't, currently, stop people from booking off playing that far in advance.

Carrots not sticks.

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Posted on: Sep 14 2011, 04:11 PM


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QUOTE(MattWest @ Sep 14 2011, 04:57 PM) *
Dammit you're right... would the admin possibly be able to amend my poll accordingly? Because I don't think I can.



Matt, make it simple:

If Play to Monster was instituted, what would encourage you to participate:

1. Additional rewards if you ended up monstering
2. Bonus monster points if you ended up playing
3. Reduced cost to play if you ended up playing
4. Something else (discuss below)
5. I would not participate in a Play to Monster scheme.
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Posted on: Sep 14 2011, 11:16 AM


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QUOTE(Stuart @ Sep 14 2011, 12:05 PM) *
If this is in addition to the normal award for monstering, why would people who quite fancy playing ever just book to monster? Booking play to monster means you're better off. Let's not let this idea become a reason why we get less monsters, or start paying them more as standard. Why should someone who books play to monster get a greater reward than someone who just books to monster?

Having the reward based on getting a discount if you actually get to play seems to deal with this issue. You're saying "In return for volunteering to book off so that this dungeon go ahead, the club recognises that willingness and says thank you with a few credits if I do get to play".

Stuart


I was assuming it would be the equivalent of the bonus for being a pre-booked monster.
Though your 'credit if you actually play' option is equallly valid - I was trying to work out something that wouldn't cost the club money and would be simple to administer.

The other point is of course that if you book as a PtM, you are declaring your willingness to monster for any adult dungeon running, not just the one you are booked on.

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That could be a bit harsh and it requires the Caves to form a judgment as to whether the person is actually acting cynically [and forming that judgment and expressing it can create antagonism].


The CMT are already making those sort of judgements when deciding how much to charge as no-show fees. I think they know their players quite well...

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Posted on: Sep 14 2011, 10:59 AM


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I would make it dead simple.

There are two PtM slots for a dungeon.
If you are booked in one of these, when you turn up on the day, regardless of whether you play or monster, you get 5 monster points added to your monster point card.

So if you monster you get the pre-booking bonus, if you play you get a small reward for being club spirited. if you book off on Thursday because there are no monsters and you only really wanted to play but were angling for the bonus you get nothing.

People who try and abuse the system have their right to book anything on-line withdrawn.

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Posted on: Sep 14 2011, 10:03 AM


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QUOTE(dnsmantra @ Sep 14 2011, 10:23 AM) *
Possibly, publish ones from previous Almanacs on the website once the next Alamanac has come out, so that way you still need to buy one to get the latest stuff, but the rules for the old ones don't get lost in the aether over time.

Huw


I'm not sure what the exact situation is, but I know that the intention is that the races/background options become permanently playable, not just "can only be started if they are in the current edition of the Almanac". However, putting actual system rules out electronically goes against the current CMT model that you pay for rules, but get the background free (c.f. the Wiki.) So i assume the idea is that if you want to play one you buy an almanac.

Maybe when there are enough of these they will publish a backgrounds supplement - but I'm not sure there are enough of them yet. In the meantime, I assuume it isn't against the Wiki guidelines to have an entry saying "Olassans - see Almanac no XX for stats, Mistfolk - see Almanac no XX for stats."

Besides, given that some of the races can't be started any more (Mistfolk/Brae'lan), presumably the people who have one have a copy of the rules already, and it's irrelevant for the rest of us.

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Posted on: Sep 14 2011, 09:06 AM


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QUOTE(Harrumph @ Sep 14 2011, 09:29 AM) *
possibly an IC incentivisation as well - maybe on top of normal monster points gains 25 points to char that would have been played


That's a bad idea - it allows you to gain points for a character that you have not played - and potentially might never play until you have acquired a thousand points on them.

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Posted on: Sep 13 2011, 03:44 PM


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QUOTE(MattWest @ Sep 13 2011, 04:05 PM) *
It's a trade-off. People who work longer hours and earn more put in the money. People whose main asset is free time put in their free time. You can't expect someone who is working like a slave all week and dealing with a demanding young family to necessarily monster as regularly as someone who has an 8-week holiday over the summer and is free from the early evening during the week plus has their weekends free. Everyone's circumstances are different and you can't be judging people for not monstering enough.


All of Matt's points are entirely valid.

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Posted on: Sep 13 2011, 11:34 AM


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QUOTE(Archevol @ Sep 13 2011, 12:10 PM) *
Were I to ref, I'd totally want to outlaw someone for killing an NPC ICOB officer, for example. In character, I'd totally expect to see the same if I did just that.

Would also raise interesting theories about butchering innocent travellers/peons/merchants IC. If they are law-abiding members of the empire, why wouldn't they have the same rights and protection under the law? Again, IC, if I were doing that, I'd have no problems with accepting the punishment. After all, if I commit the crime there should be consequences, even if it is in-character for me to consider anything out-of-party as fair game.


These are crimes and can potentially get you outlawed (there's an article in a recent Almanac about what constitutes a crime and what the punishments are), but you have to be reported and tried.

If there's a PC Magistrate on the party they can declare you a criminal (but not outlaw) at the time and take it further, or you can be reported to the Covenant, who start chasing up evidence before pronouncing sentence. If you dig through the forums you will see that there have been one or two cases of people getting punished for killing NPCs.

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Posted on: Sep 13 2011, 10:11 AM


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QUOTE(abyatt @ Sep 12 2011, 09:06 PM) *
I still maintain that if there isn't a single person in a guild prepared to put up a piece of paper on a guild board two or three times a year then there isn't enough interest to have the guild there.

Andy


I'm trying to visualise what could be put on an Azzizzi board (or for that matter an ICOB board) that could in any way shape or form justify being IC public knowledge about the guild.

Lucy
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Posted on: Sep 12 2011, 10:39 PM


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I would especially like to thank Ian for setting a dungeon where the party could not proceed unless some poor sap translated the Ancient font address with the three-digit number.

Hands up if you knew that ancient font contained numerals...

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Posted on: Sep 12 2011, 01:24 PM


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QUOTE(BBB @ Sep 12 2011, 12:58 PM) *
In Laby Snakes have very very much a different connotation especially as the Black Mana Dragon is called The Horned Serpent.

BBB


That's a bit of a sweeping generalisation - for example I've seen several Laby characters who had snake related totems/abilities where snakes represented knowledge. Just as in the real world, you can have multiple symbolic meanings for the same thing.

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Posted on: Sep 12 2011, 10:10 AM


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QUOTE(MattJ @ Sep 11 2011, 08:08 PM) *
Only in the tavern?

Does that mean we need to be wary of getting jumped to and from (or even in) the toilet?

Matt


If the event is run in such a way that people can use their abilities to affect other characters then you will need to bring points apps and battleboards, and have a referee on hand to resolve any incidents that occur. Otherwise I can walk up to J-random person and cast George's Grand Banishment on them - and there is no way to prove that (a) I can cast the spell or (b ) they don't have the relevant immunity to it.

Or someone jumps someone else in the toilets and they have an argument about whether they are dead or not. "But it was pure spirit damage" "So I used my instant kick in Spirit Invis" "you don't have one" "yes I do" "prove it..."

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Posted on: Sep 12 2011, 08:01 AM


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QUOTE(daork @ Sep 11 2011, 08:50 PM) *
i have an item of a familiar that casts heal 3/day what animal do you think would best suit healing.

dan


What was the phys-rep when you got it? the closest you can get to that is the best option.

Failing that, I'd go for a halibut - very tranquil creatures.

Lucy
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Posted on: Sep 9 2011, 03:15 PM


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QUOTE(JackFlashblade @ Sep 9 2011, 03:36 PM) *
Gay.

C


Yes Chris, we know you are. But we're all friends here and you really don't need to succumb to the urge to keep coming out for us. it's old news.
We know who you are and accept your self-identification, even if your taste in boyfriends is sometimes... questionable.
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Posted on: Sep 9 2011, 02:15 PM


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BTW ritual of peace - I thought the standard rules for forums were 'no powers, no combat, no stats'.
Otherwise someone has to be there OOC in the role of referee to rule on when the players are too drunk to be allowed to try and kill each other.

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Posted on: Sep 9 2011, 01:32 PM


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QUOTE(Martinj @ Sep 9 2011, 02:12 PM) *
I'd suggest this is pretty easily doable...

You'd need to have a group of very experienced players and the refs would pre-print out all of the battleboards they'd require for the week, plus an equal number of laminated 'cheat cards' (with basic stats on it - possibly the odd verbal if you're feeling generous). When a player becomes a new type of character, they get given a new card.

It's then a player responsibility to swap for the right armour, weapons etc IC ("oh no, 3 of us are good with hammers - but we've only got one!") , and they update the battleboard to this effect when they do their first battleboard (eg "I've got 4+2 to torso and arms and someone blessed me).

To avoid points spending, you just up levels each day: 4th - 5th - 6th - 7th - 8th - 8th+100 - 8th+200 or something...

I'd love to be involved in playing or running something like this smile.gif


that's kind of what I thought. Everyone has 'vanilla' stats (30/10 life, does single), and at the start of the section you get given the class card - e.g.
WARRIOR - +24/8 Life, +1 weapon mastery, A war cry.
WIZARD - 20 mana, one handbook colour + grey to 4th.
WARRIOR PRIEST - +6/2 life, +1 WM in a blunt weapon 12 goodly spirits
PURE PRIEST - 20 evil spirits
etc

At the end of the section you get to buy an ability from a list (+1 level of mana, a warrior stamina, 4 levels of a scout skill) that applies next time you play that class. Since you died at the end of the section you don't need a normal battleboard - it would be "you can have one wizard pick - which one"? thing.
The player keeps a list of what additional things they have bought and applyinbg them would probably have to be done by an honour system.

(OK, so way too clunky and veering away from the Laby system, but tI like the idea that you design your character through play).

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Posted on: Sep 9 2011, 01:03 PM


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QUOTE(DanM @ Sep 9 2011, 01:58 PM) *
Bitter much?


"Threat to Ickybiggle? What threat to Ickybiggle? Nothing to see there, move along..."
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QUOTE(RichardCraig @ Sep 9 2011, 10:32 AM) *
The comm's myths.

Everybody on myths plays somekind of comming chr.

Rather than going on myths everybody pays for an all inclusve week in the sun somewhere and gets given 1000 points and looses 50% because the refs gave them vague and contradictory Comm answers which meant that they screwed up and failed to kill the bad guy.


Edited for a more accurate result.
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QUOTE(MattJ @ Sep 9 2011, 01:34 PM) *
I would be unlikely to drink cold flavoured tea to avoid the risk of being sick.

I personally think that sticking to something usual like squash is an excellent idea. Drinking something foul or something pleasant (from a potion bottle) is unlikely to contribute significantly to my LRP experience.

Matt


Usual is relative - I don't drink squash because it's too sweet and artificial tasting, but easily get through at least two pints of black tea a day, much of it cold. Hence why I suggested water because almost no one objects to that.

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Posted on: Sep 9 2011, 11:33 AM


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QUOTE(Rachael B @ Sep 9 2011, 12:29 PM) *
There's always the Meringue... wink.gif


Shh. What happens on Myths stays on Myths.
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Posted on: Sep 9 2011, 11:20 AM


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QUOTE(ethuil @ Sep 9 2011, 11:57 AM) *
The hero worship idea has me giggling something silly.

I'm not sure if it would be hilarious or atrocious wink.gif


- I'm Thor.
- No, I'm Thor.
- No I'm Thor and so's my wife!

Leaving aside the whole problem of getting decent replica costume, it would probably end up with someone mocking someone else's guild head/high priest/commanding officer and a feud ensuing...
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