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doghead

thotd
I've been winging it somewhat in order to keep things moving. But I have couple of questions.

I was thinking of a pump/lever action weapon when I picked the shotgun. Ever played Devil May Cry? The pistols are cool, but the shotgun kicks. Are lever actions available? Are there any special rules for shotguns? If not, then I might just go for a lever action rifle - better range increments and more shots.

Do you have a list of firearms that are available and what stats should we use for them?

How are we going on Jianna's first half celestial level? I've got this feeling that her BAB, HP and stuff are about to become relevent.

thotd
 

silentspace

First Post
I'm hazy on the details, but I don't think I ever saw a pump action shotgun in a Western. You see them lots in modern-day action films though. I think weapons like the pump shotgun, or pistols with magazines, came a bit later. I didn't get speed loaders for the Priest's revolvers for the same reason - I only see 'em in modern action films. Don't know if any of this is accurate, or if it matters. :)
 


doghead

thotd
Yeah, pump actions and fast reloaders came later. I was playing to the manga angle more than the western one, but I'm easy.

I've just had a quick look at Western Arms site and probably will go with a Henry Repeating Rifle (.44 caliber, 15 shot, 6.5 lbs.) - "Load on Sunday and shoot all week." If its OK, I'll get a pistol as well. The M1849 Dragoon Horse Pistol (.44 caliber, 6 shot, 4 lbs.) is kinda cool in an big 'n ugly sort of way. Perfect.

thotd.
 


doghead

thotd
Ack! I wasn't paying attention and I hit something other than the post reply button.

I put an updated chaarcter sheet in my first post (#3). I switched to the rifle, added in the (slightly edited) backstory elements and some more description.

For what its worth, the 4 level progression to "full" half celestial has rather grown on me. A full progression might be more powerful in the long run, but the long run can be a very long time in PbP. And having only 4 levels means that there will be a conclusion to this metamorphis (although I'm thinking I will take some more Charismatic levels as well, so it will be more like 6-8 levels). Anyway, I'm easy, but I thought I would mention it.

thotd.

*checks the button carefully*
 

Rhialto

First Post
Shouldn't that be "Ennio Morricone" music, in the first post? :p

That said, if you ever decide to expand things... well, I have a great idea for a gunslinging London Times correspondent...
 


Krug

Newshound
Rhialto said:
Shouldn't that be "Ennio Morricone" music, in the first post? :p

That said, if you ever decide to expand things... well, I have a great idea for a gunslinging London Times correspondent...
Oops you're right Rhialto. Hmm.. gunslinging London Times correspondent. Will keep it in mind. :)
 

Rhialto

First Post
Krug said:
Oops you're right Rhialto. Hmm.. gunslinging London Times correspondent. Will keep it in mind. :)
I'm sort of thinking of the old radio show "Frontier Gentleman". Quite good. And a few of the episodes had a horror/supense feel...
 

Krug

Newshound
Hmm ok Rhialto you've sold me. Third level, 28 point buy. Normal human dude though. Move mouse over text below for some info.
One of his 'beats' in the New World to track down the mysterious Count Orlock, who's supposedly setting up some new business in this land of oppportunity since leaving Germany...

I'll leave it up to you about why you might be encountering the 'Priest'.
 

Rhialto

First Post
Got you. Just wait a few days for the write-up. :)

BTW--what year is this taking place in? Roughly?
 
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doghead

thotd
1840? Isn't that all pre-precussion weapons? Muskets and stuff.

Jianna's pistol is listed as the M1849 Dragoon. 1849 being the year it was adopted by the military. It was described as Samuel Colts first percussion weapon, which suggests that previously it was all flintlocks and ball and powder weapons. The Peacemakers are mostly listed as 1873.

Obviously, dates are only an indication, cos this ain't a historical recreation. Just curious thou'. My grasp of dates is fairly weak. What were the dates for the American Civil War?

thotd.
 

Krug

Newshound
Hmm yeah my grasp of history, particularly dates, is pretty bad. 1890s? :) Need to do more research but otherwise consider this set in a 'parallel universe' where anything (and everything) isn't quite the same as it is/was. ;)
 

silentspace

First Post
I think the technology was changing rapidly, so ideas of 'historical accuracy' are going to be tough. Plus I'm sure there were inventions in some places that might not have reached other places, etc. After the railroads and telegraphs were put in new inventions probably spread a lot quicker. Even so, I don't know if a lot of things were mass produced back then, so new inventions may not have been available for many years after the invention date. I think I heard somewhere that good guns were extremely expensive back then. I've been assuming its based off of Western movies, most of 'em seem to be pretty similar as far as tech goes. Not too many zombies in 'em though :p
 

Rhialto

First Post
All right. I probably got quite a bit wrong, so just correct me as needed.

CLIVE EDWARD ALBERT CHOLMONDELEY

Smart Hero 1, Fast Hero 2
Career: Investigative

Str. 10
Dex 16 (+3)
Con 10
Int. 14 (+2)
Wis. 12 (+1)
Cha. 12 (+1)

Hit Points: 21
BAB: +1
DF: +4
Fort: +0
Ref: +5
Wil: +2

Skills: Investigate 6 ranks (+10), Sense Motive 5 ranks (+6), Research 5 ranks (+8), Knowledge (Current Events) 6 ranks (+9), Knowledge (Streetwise) 5 ranks (+8), Search 5 ranks (+7), Bluff 4 ranks (+5), Intimidate 4 ranks (+5), Craft (Writing) 4 ranks (+6), Listen 4 ranks (+5), Spot 4 ranks (+5), Sleight of Hand 6 ranks (+9)

Feats: Simple Weapons (Bonus), Personal Firearms (Bonus), Point Blank Shot, Improved Initiative, Defensive Martial Artist, Fast Draw

Talents: Savant (Investigate), Evasion

I'll give his history later...
 

silentspace

First Post
Didn't realize the zombies were blocking the way to the church. Not that it matters, he might have to face them if he tried to go around anyway.

The Priest wanted to leave right away, mindful of being caught in the dark and that this young as-of-yet unnamed girl (the Priest never asked her name) might be in danger. But he's too intrigued now, with the dog and the bells! Besides, the girl's much safer now, being on her horse and all, she can stay out of range.

Hey Rhialto :)
 

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