NC Game Day XII: January 20th - BE THERE!

Gerzel

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Hey

For all you old timer, ah I mean classic gamers, out there. I'd like some extra copies of the Carwars Compendium 2nd ed on hand for my game day game. If anyone has a copy and could loan them to me for the duration of the game itself I would be much ablidged.

Also if anyone has a copy of Uncle Al's Catalog from Hell I'm in the market, if you want to get rid of it!
 

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Pielorinho

Iron Fist of Pelor
Woot--I just got a seat in Rel's game! And Rel, I'm reserving Luis for you. Sekeeta or Templetroll, do you have character preferences?

Daniel
 

Rel

Liquid Awesome
Pielorinho said:
Woot--I just got a seat in Rel's game! And Rel, I'm reserving Luis for you. Sekeeta or Templetroll, do you have character preferences?

Daniel

Welcome aboard! I unfortunately found out today that Nakia can't make it this time so I opened up his slot.

On the plus side it also looks like Cthulhu's Librarian will be joining us at Casa De Rel.
 

Pielorinho

Iron Fist of Pelor
I'm sorry Nakia can't make it, but thrilled I got his slot.

Party's happening Friday night, per usual, is that right? I'm pretty sure Nareau and I will be able to make it.

Daniel
 

Rel

Liquid Awesome
Pielorinho said:
I'm sorry Nakia can't make it, but thrilled I got his slot.

Party's happening Friday night, per usual, is that right? I'm pretty sure Nareau and I will be able to make it.

Daniel

That's the plan. I'm too lazy to try and find a restaurant to host us but apparently not too lazy to clean up the house to host us. So, unless there are objections, we'll have it here. More than likely we'll just order a bunch of pizzas if that's ok with folks.
 

Alenda

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Rel said:
That's the plan. I'm too lazy to try and find a restaurant to host us but apparently not too lazy to clean up the house to host us. So, unless there are objections, we'll have it here. More than likely we'll just order a bunch of pizzas if that's ok with folks.

Try not to have too much fun at the party without us. We'll be thinking of you all as we cram into our tiny airplane seats in coach. :\
 

Belen

Adventurer
Characters for my game

Suzette Thorn (Bard)

Suzette grew up on the streets of Waterford, a small port city on the coast of Old Tares. She never knew her parents as they died in a fire when she was 2. The inn that they had purchased in their retirement was consumed completely, leaving Suzette with nothing other than her name and the legacy of the Red Eagles. Suzette was lucky in that she was protected by a homeless man called Fallen. Fallen recognized her stunning voice early in her childhood and encouraged her to sing for her meals. She became quite adept at this and soon earned enough to provide for a drafty shack on the edge of town. Not long after she turned 14, Fallen died in a knife fight and she fled Waterford, narrowly escaping a group of “fans” who wanted more than a simple song.

The summons from Dorian Greyhaven was met with shock on her part and she quickly turned her attention to it wondering if she would finally learn about her past.

Jermayan Velenor (Ranger)

The Band of the Red Eagle was never a myth to Jermayan. He had met all of them, albeit briefly whenever his father had chosen to make an appearance. When the Band disbanded, his father disappeared with only a cryptic note about seeking further fortune. Jermayan had hated his father for his constant travels and the fame of the Red Eagle only made him angrier as many expected the same behavior from him. The summons from Dorian was almost left unopened, yet the failure of his father to appear caused enough curiosity for him to want to find out what Dorian may know. Maybe he would finally have the truth.

Tobias Moon (Fighter)

Tobias never wanted to be a farmer. He hated farming and had no idea why his wandering druidic parents had settled on one piece of land in a remote part of Old Tares. He knew the stories about the Band of the Red Eagle, yet he could never understand why such famous people would have settled down. He had been very angry with his parents for much of his adolescence, thus, he had not been around when a large warband pillaged his home and butchered his family. He had vowed vengeance and even tracked down most of them. He wielded a quarterstaff to honor the memory of his family and fought hard against those who would kill the innocent. The summons almost never arrived as he had come upon the corpses of a raided caravan and only discovered it by accident. Still, he had never met Dorian and maybe he could find out if that warband had been old enemies of the Band.

Jarin Quickstep (Scout)

Jarin reveled in the freedom of the outdoors. He vaguely knew that his father had been a priest and he often was questioned with regards to his name. However, he had joined the army in order to avoid such things. He loved the simplicity of being a soldier and the freedom of being a scout. Recently, he has mustered out of the army with the idea of forming a mercenary company of light infantry, cavalry, and scouts. The summons came at the perfect time. Maybe his old man could help him finance his mercs!

Bedwyr Deathhammer (Barbarian)

Bedwyr was not a happy dwarf; even other dwarves complained that he was the epitome of dwarven surliness. Of course, Bedwyr was just not good with people and was known to being quick to anger. He had been that way even since his father was found dead in the clanhall. He had forsaken his training in the ways of the Dwarven Highfather and turned his attention to killing, afterall, his father had been very good at fighting. The summons was welcome as he wanted to travel more and maybe even find some evil creatures to kill on the way.

Kristen Vocaine (Swashbuckler)

Kristen was a sultry, seductive woman who loved the sea. She was raised on a merchant ship and had traveled the whole of the Azure Sea. He mother had been a crafty diplomat with more than a few tricks to help her in the trade. When she was younger, she had even shown Kristen a few of those tricks. Kristen still regretted that she had not been aboard when the pirates had killed and burned the Dagger Maiden. She was sure that she could have saved her mother’s life and the guilt often woke her at night. The summons would at least allow her to learn more about the past. He mother never spoke of the Band of the Red Eagle. It was about time to discover why.
 

Jon Potter

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Belen said:
Bedwyr Deathhammer (Barbarian)

Bedwyr was not a happy dwarf; even other dwarves complained that he was the epitome of dwarven surliness. Of course, Bedwyr was just not good with people and was known to being quick to anger. He had been that way even since his father was found dead in the clanhall. He had forsaken his training in the ways of the Dwarven Highfather and turned his attention to killing, afterall, his father had been very good at fighting. The summons was welcome as he wanted to travel more and maybe even find some evil creatures to kill on the way.

Dibs! :D

Honestly... a barbarian and a dwarf. What's not to like?
 


Rel

Liquid Awesome
Hey, Jon I also wanted to let you know that this weekend's playtest game is probably off. It looks as though it was just a bad weekend in general for folks.

If people are still interested though, I'll run this after the Game Day for the local crew.
 

Dremmen

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Gadzooks! What fun is lining up for Game Day. Alas, I will be missing this one. One 3 month old + One 18 month old = time/10 . BUT, I am lining things up for the Game Day after. Most likely another mega-game, spanning the morning and afternoon session. That went really well last time, with the Oriental Adventure progressing to its end as the second session came to a close with a dramatic finish as the young samurai lord faced off against the posessed Shogun. This next time my plans involve quite an elaborate Castle, built from the World Works Ultimate kit, with miniatures again used heavily. Think Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose - I will use the Game of Throne's rulebook, and will have quite the middle age murder mistery feel to it. The characters will be young nobles, knaves, maybe a fool in the mix, thespians, servants, etc, and it will progress something like the movie Clue, chasing down leads, avoiding traps and thugs, etc.

BUT..that is a ways off. Rel, Belen, haven't seen you guys around in a while, but I hope all is well and have fun at Game Day. Maybe I'll make it out to a DM dinner one of these days.

Signed: The phantom DM
 

Rel

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Dremmen said:
Gadzooks! What fun is lining up for Game Day. Alas, I will be missing this one.

Sorry you can't make it this time. If you would like to attend either the Friday or Saturday night dinners with us then please feel free.
 


Jon Potter

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Rel said:
Hey, Jon I also wanted to let you know that this weekend's playtest game is probably off. It looks as though it was just a bad weekend in general for folks.

If people are still interested though, I'll run this after the Game Day for the local crew.

That's too bad, but I understand.

I'd like a shot at the game if it comes to pass a later date.
 

Rel

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Jon Potter said:
That's too bad, but I understand.

I'd like a shot at the game if it comes to pass a later date.

You're guaranteed an invite. I always like having you in my games, Jon.
 

Pielorinho

Iron Fist of Pelor
Okay, I'm gonna steal a page from Belen and post the character descriptions for my game (Snakes on a Zeppelin) here, since I'm still short two players. Luis Hidalgo is spoken for, but the rest are up for grabs.

Alma Borgherssoen
You were just seventeen when World War I broke out, but when the Germans invaded your native Belgium, you knew you had to stand by your countrymen. You joined up with the resistance, working first as a medical assistant but rapidly becoming a battlefield nurse. Two weeks before the British landed and began the slow push back against the Kaiser, a shell hit near your makeshift hospital, and a piece of shrapnel took out the one remaining defensive gunner. As wounded men watched helplessly, you positioned yourself behind the carbine and defended the hospital until reinforcements arrived.

After that, even though it breaks every war policy in the book, you took up arms against the enemy. Nobody much complained, because so many soldiers were dying, and because there weren’t enough troops to defend the hospitals, and because you were a hell of a good shot. You took some pretty serious lung damage during a mustard gas attack, which still has you coughing and wheezing sometimes, but that was your only wartime injury.

You fell in love with an American soldier and moved back to the States with him after the war; you even managed to attend medical school and were the first woman in California to become a doctor. When your husband died, you began traveling again. Tinderbox Studios offered you a gig as the site doctor for their upcoming thriller Snakes on a Zeppelin. It’s not your type of movie, but they said they’d let you serve as an extra during a fight scene, and you’d never been to Mexico before, so you jumped at the chance.

Avery "Shorty" Cunningham
Your daddy though you were a fool for leaving the ranch in East Oklahoma to make a shot at the big time. Well, you thought he was a fool for staying—and who’s laughing now? You knew that you had what it took: you were a rangy, lanky, restless kid, tough as nails and agile as a monkey. When you got to Los Angeles, you learned the technical end of things and worked as muscle for awhile, and maybe you ought to be ashamed of the way you increased your income with a few light-fingered escapades, but you’re not. You did what you had to do to get by.

An assistant director noticed you fooling around out back with the horses, and that was your lucky break: you got a gig as a stunt guy on a Western, and it’s all been clover and honey since then. Sure, you fall and burn and bruise and get punched and all that jazz, but you’d be doing that anyway back in an Okie bar if you hadn’t moved out here, and they don’t pay you for that out East.

Snakes on a Zeppelin was an okay movie shoot, but mostly you were happy to get a chance to meet some other folks in the industry. Luis is a great fencer, but he doesn’t know squat about horses. If you could set up a deal where you were his favorite stuntman, you’d really be set!

During a break in shooting, you took a trip down to Mexico City. They got AMAZING fireworks down there. You’re bringing some back to the states, to show your buddies.

Esther Cohen
You grew up in Los Angeles, the child of a history professor, surrounded by books and learning. It was a given that you’d be an academic yourself, and you didn’t disappoint. At UCLA, you studied with some of the founders of modern anthropology, and your doctoral thesis on the Omayani Indians of the upper Amazon has been hailed as nothing short of brilliant. While you worked with the Omayani, you learned a lot about living in the jungle—including how to use a bow and a blowgun, and even a little about how to manufacture simple drugs and poison out of the local wildlife.

Since then, you’ve alternated anthropological expeditions with writing popular books on the subject. This is your first expedition as a cultural liaison for a Hollywood Studio: Snakes on a Zeppelin director James Whale wanted to use real Indians in the sequences in which the villain procures the movie’s snakes, and he needed someone to help translate. You picked up a bit of the Mazatec language on a previous excursion, so you were able to work with the Indians, explain the offer, and gain their cooperation. You hope you can parlay this experience into a new side-career.

Luis Hidalgo
You grew up in Southern Spain, but Hollywood’s siren call beckoned you from across the waters. Trained in de Vega’s formal school of drama, you knew, of course, the essentials: how to give romantic speeches, how to stage-fight with bladed weapons, how to burst into lyrical song. What you didn’t know, unfortunately, was how to have the square jaw and blonde hair that the movie camera would love.

Still, you’ve managed well enough: if you can’t get the part of the hero, as you would have done back in Andalusia, at least you’re getting the parts of increasingly starring villains. And you have to admit that American women are without equal in the world: Hollywood is a town that Don Juan could only dream of.

The guys who play the stars of these adventure movies? They’re not worth your time (however much you wish the roles were reversed). One day, you’ll be able to show them all who the real hero is; until then, you’ll rake in the money from playing the villain.

Saul Peterson
All the bookies were laying odds that you would be taking down Gorilla Jones, middleweight boxing champion, before you were twenty five. But the bookies weren’t counting on your nasty temper—and after that barfight where you sent the governor’s son to the emergency room, strings were pulled, and so were your fights. Things looked bleak for you. You spent a few years running a low-rent detective service, more of a mook and a bodyguard than a real private dick. You got a few gigs running security for Tinderbox Studios, which was all right: the work was usually pretty easy, no more than strongarming the loonier fans off the set and making sure the dandy stars didn’t get themselves in too much trouble with the locals. When they offered you a job in Mexico, you said, why not? This town was driving you crazy, anyway. Besides, Snakes on a Zeppelin sounded like your kind of movie.

Plus, when you get this character, you get SECRET INFORMATION!
 
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Jon Potter

First Post
Pielorinho said:
Okay, I'm gonna steal a page from Belen and post the character descriptions for my game (Snakes on a Zeppelin) here, since I'm still short two players.

I don't think I knew you had slots still open in your game. Consider yourself now short only one player.

And Saul Peterson seems like a bit of two-fisted fun.
 

Dolom

First Post
Dremmen said:
Maybe I'll make it out to a DM dinner one of these days.

Huh...with my new work schedule, I can actually make the DM dinners now...let me know if you ever plan to show up, old man!
 



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