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

Dremmen

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Dolom said:
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!

Will do ol' timer! When time allows...(insert lonely tumbleweed).

You two get any gaming in as of late? And by the by, now that I've been to The Hobbit in Fayetteville, I can highly recommend it if you guys pass by the area. Very friendly staff, VERY complete stock.
 

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Dolom

First Post
Dremmen said:
Will do ol' timer! When time allows...(insert lonely tumbleweed).

You two get any gaming in as of late? And by the by, now that I've been to The Hobbit in Fayetteville, I can highly recommend it if you guys pass by the area. Very friendly staff, VERY complete stock.

Gaming, what's that? ;) Unfortunately I'm working and can't make this Game Day, which is a big time bummer.

We made a trip to the Hobbit a loooong time ago. I recommend them, too, and I agree on the stock. Heck, they even had MY Palladium books on the shelves. Around here, that's saying something!
 

Henry

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The Frost Giant Jarl Overview

I've prepared an overview of Characters for the Frost Giant Jarl AD&D game. I'm not taking requests for specific characters, because I rather work that out at the table between players, rather than someone feeling screwed out of a good character because they didn't see the thread in time. I've come up with EIGHT characters (yes, for a six-person game) to offer a bit of choice. Also, if someone kicks the bucket in a particularly permanent way, there's a fresh character to pull in quickly. :)

The characters are:

Aggro "the Axe" Kilnfire (6 feet 2 inches, emerald eyes, sandy blond hair, brown salt-and-pepper beard) was an artisan and glazier first rate, whose pottery and wares were known clear to the city fo Greyhawk. After leaving his profession to join the army in Furyondy against the Horned Society, (when he acquired the name “the Axe”), he returned home after many adventures and campaigns and found a loving wife with which he settled down in the Duchy of Geoff and had children.
He has heard the call of Baron Falk and knows the threats the giants present. Unlike the usual assortment of orphans and upward-movers in adventuring bands, he is a retired adventurer, and he fights for his family and his home. And damnation to ANY giant who opposes him!

Arkayn (real name Darrow Groom, 5 feet 5 inches, black eyes, black hair, dyed black goatee) came from a poor family of groomsmen and farriers, and he was raised with a fair bit of knowledge on horses and other equestrian matters. He escaped this by promising back-breaking servitude to a wizard, and escaped his family destiny, to go adventuring, taking the nom de guerre “Arkayn” and eventually becoming a well-known wizard of the Kron Hills region. Arkayn refuses to acknowledge that part of his past, though close friends may know it, he tends to gloss over it.
Arkayn serves currently as court wizard to Lord Falk, and while concerned with bodily harm, understands the importance of the mission to rid the Duchy of the Giant threat, and will not shirk it. He hopes to finally gain enough approval by Falk to afford his plot of Land in the Duchy and the remaining funds to found his tower of research and seclusion.

Arlanni (2 ½ feet tall , blue eyes, auburn hair) is a halfling who has worked for the Guildmaster of Assassins for the Gran March / Geoff area for all of her life. She grew up stealing to survive, and later to earn her keep and protection under the Guild. While she has killed numerous times in battle and on missions, she dislikes cold-blooded killing of innocents extremely, and will go to lengths to avoid it.
Her latest mission to stop the giants sprung from her recklessness. Her most recent burglary of the Treasury vaults of Geoff had her caught red-handed by several skilled guards who identified her and managed to track her back to key guild contacts. The Guildmaster faced an ultimatum: Have his entire organization exposed and scuttled, and have to start from scratch, or loan him the services of this remarkable rogue for whom the national treasury was an open buffet. She has worked on loan to Lord Falk for 4 months now, and the rest of the adventuring band respects her for her skill and loyalty to the cause, even if they don’t completely trust her around the valuables.

Brother Balto (early 30s, 5 ft 8”, blue eyes, long blond ponytail), Disciple of the Stone Storm Style, and Master of Green Dragons, claims to have been once a simple farmer, whose steading was overrun by evil beastmen years ago (he now identifies them as some sort of werecreature), his family was killed and he was saved by a Stone Giant living in the Kron Hills. He was nursed to health, and to heal his mind and body, the unusual giant taught him a style of martial thought and training he called the Storm of Stone. After healing, he left and explored the world, only to return and find his master brutally slain by a fire giant raiding party. Balto has sworn to find his teacher’s murderers, and bring them justice. The trail leads to a series of coordinated Hill, Stone, Cloud, and Fire giant raids in the Crystalmist Mountains, and he has allied with the local Lord Falk to put a stop to the giants.

Halbarad (late 30s, 6 ft 6”, hunter green eyes, auburn hair) has been a ranger of the wood since he grew up in Oakvein in the Welkwood, south of the Gnarley Forest. His early experiences in the Wailing Halls (in the Welkwood) shaped him to be a harder man, when he lost the woman he loved and his best friend to a cabal of wraith-priests. When he joined Lord Falk of Geoff, he rid the hill and countrysides of every orc and kobold he could find. Now it seems this has paved the way for the giants to raid the lands of men, though never this coordinated before! Halbarad intends to find out why, and put them to the sword if need be.

Rath (4 ft 6”, cobalt blue eyes, bald head coated in lampblack, close-trimmed black beard) is a feisty dwarf, having learned his skill through indiscretions of youth against the advice of clan elders, and always getting into crimes of curiosity, not having the law-and-privacy-abiding sensibilities of his fellow dwarves. The Elders did put him to use a while, as a tunnel scout against monsters and drow, but he was expelled for a crime against the community that he will not divulge to anyone.

Silverleaf (Real name Gideon Lervan, early 40’s, chestnut hair, amber eyes, scar along right cheek) took the simple name Silverleaf when he accepted his vows as Novice Aspirant some 20 years ago. He seeks to get away from his place as illegitimate child of Baron Lervan of Hardby, and his family’s politics.

He has served Obad-Hai (“The Shalm”) faithfully and his mission the past year has been to hunt rogue creatures of the woodlands who threaten the sanctity of the forests and grasslands, and he has slain many giants, chimeras and manticores who have done so. He is soon to challenge the Druid of the Gnarley Forest for rulership in the rite of Fang and Claw, but does not yet feel ready. The Giant Bands who have pillaged the human lands of the Duchy of Geoff will serve as his final test to prove himself ready for the responsibilities of higher office.

Sister Rebecca
(5 ft 3 inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, very light skin) is a cleric of Tritherion, god of freedom and retribution, because at an early age, freedom from oppression defined her life – she grew up in the foothills of the Lortmil Mountains, in a village that was destroyed by orcs when she was young. The populace was taken into slavery, and she somehow managed to escape several months later. Deprived of everything, she was taken in by a martial academy dedicated to Tritherion, and she learned the ways of the god. She has vowed to be a voice for freedom, a shield and sword for those who could not defend themselves.

Also attached is a quick one-pager about AD&D combat actions which we will be using at the table. I will have copies there, also.

http://www.enworld.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=27387

Hope everyone is looking forward to the Gameday! I know I am!
 

Andy Kitkowski

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Hey all, Andy here. I've been to as many of the Gamedays as humanly possible, and I'm very much looking forward to the gameday going down in the new venue! I like the largeness of the NCSU space, but I like the light and cleanliness of the All Fun and Games venue (plus closeness to good eats means less hunting for food).

Also, I wanted to drop some plug action on the event I'm running (in case anyone was interested). I'm running another Tenra Bansho Zero event (www.tenra-rpg.com), which is a cool Chambara/drama game that's really easy to learn. Folks had a real fun time at the last Gameday, so I decided to throw down again with a new scenario involving mystery, magic and horror (and big-ass gemblade katana), as well as dice and twinkies.

More info on the game at the site above, and the link to the event is below.

http://ncgameday.dhorizon.org/events/view.php?event=6

Thanks, and see y'all there!

-Andy
 

Darth K'Trava

First Post
I'm having to drop my spot in Rel's game as I'm having to leave early because I've got tix to the Charlotte Bobcats that night. I'll still be there for Henry's AM game! :)
 

Rel

Liquid Awesome
Darth K'Trava said:
I'm having to drop my spot in Rel's game as I'm having to leave early because I've got tix to the Charlotte Bobcats that night. I'll still be there for Henry's AM game! :)

No worries. Are you going to remove yourself from the game to open the slot at the Game Day site or you want me to just take you out of there using my admin powers?
 



Nareau

Explorer
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.
Fine by me. I picked up a Wii over the holidays, and it's mucho fun for the multiplayer action. While I have no doubt we'll be able to entertain ourselves without it, let me know if you want me to bring it down.

Also, if there's any desire for other food/beer/etc. contributions to the party effort, let me know.

Nareau
 

Templetroll

Explorer
Belen said:
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.

Sekeetta, my wife, would like this character, Belen ol' bud! :)

Pielorinho, Sekeeta would like Esther and I would like Avery. :) I learned at a previous GameDay that it is good to have things that go *boom*!

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.
 
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Rel

Liquid Awesome
Nareau said:
Fine by me. I picked up a Wii over the holidays, and it's mucho fun for the multiplayer action. While I have no doubt we'll be able to entertain ourselves without it, let me know if you want me to bring it down.

Also, if there's any desire for other food/beer/etc. contributions to the party effort, let me know.

Nareau

Oooh, the Wii sounds fun! What kind of hookup does it need? The only downside is that we'll need to be quiet a bit after my daughter goes to bed. I could put it on the downstairs TV but it's smaller and only has a cable hookup (no A/V plugs).

I'm still waffling on the pizza thing. I mean, pizza is good and all but it's hardly gourmet. I'll give it a bit more thought.
 

Templetroll

Explorer
Rel said:
Oooh, the Wii sounds fun! What kind of hookup does it need? The only downside is that we'll need to be quiet a bit after my daughter goes to bed. I could put it on the downstairs TV but it's smaller and only has a cable hookup (no A/V plugs).

I'm still waffling on the pizza thing. I mean, pizza is good and all but it's hardly gourmet. I'll give it a bit more thought.

Sekeetta and I would like to attend the Friday night dinner this time! What are the directions, please?
 

Nareau

Explorer
Well, it does require RCA plugs for the input (red/white/yellow for stereo audio and composite video). If you have a VCR that can be hooked up to the TV, we can probably make it work.

I'll bring it down, and we'll see if we can get it working. The sports games are a blast, and very quick to pick up. I've got 2 full controllers, but if other NCGDers want to bring additional wiimotes we could get a 3 or 4 player game going.

Nareau
 

Rel

Liquid Awesome
Templetroll said:
Sekeetta and I would like to attend the Friday night dinner this time! What are the directions, please?

e-mail me at asmoore at earthlink dot net and I'll tell you how to get here. That goes for anybody else who needs directions too.

On the food thing, the pizza place also does wings and stuff like that so we'll have some options there. I'm going to grab some sodas but if you like to drink something unusual then bring that along with anything alcoholic you'd like to consume.
 

Templetroll

Explorer
Rel said:
e-mail me at asmoore at earthlink dot net and I'll tell you how to get here. That goes for anybody else who needs directions too.

On the food thing, the pizza place also does wings and stuff like that so we'll have some options there. I'm going to grab some sodas but if you like to drink something unusual then bring that along with anything alcoholic you'd like to consume.

Sent! pizza, wings and stuff are most gourmet in my book! Looking forward to it! And naturally, the nasty weather is just getting ready to come our way!

Oh, weather looks good for friday night and Saturday. Sunday is questionable for those who have to travel.
 
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Darth K'Trava

First Post
Rel said:
No worries. Are you going to remove yourself from the game to open the slot at the Game Day site or you want me to just take you out of there using my admin powers?

Done and done. Which sucks as I was wanting to get into one of your games, hearing just how fun (and nutty) they are.
 

Darth K'Trava

First Post
Templetroll said:
Sent! pizza, wings and stuff are most gourmet in my book! Looking forward to it! And naturally, the nasty weather is just getting ready to come our way!

Oh, weather looks good for friday night and Saturday. Sunday is questionable for those who have to travel.

Hopefully it'll be out in time! Although I may have to keep watch for my local Friday night game.
 

Templetroll

Explorer
Darth K'Trava said:
Done and done. Which sucks as I was wanting to get into one of your games, hearing just how fun (and nutty) they are.

There once was a DM named Rel,
whose games were fun as hell.
You don't ask why
the DM brought pie.
Sit back and enjoy, it's swell!
 

Rel

Liquid Awesome
Templetroll said:
There once was a DM named Rel,
whose games were fun as hell.
You don't ask why
the DM brought pie.
Sit back and enjoy, it's swell!

Ha! That's awesome! I'm .sigging it!
 

Pielorinho

Iron Fist of Pelor
Templetroll said:
Sekeetta, my wife, would like this character, Belen ol' bud! :)

Pielorinho, Sekeeta would like Esther and I would like Avery. :) I learned at a previous GameDay that it is good to have things that go *boom*!
Excellent--reservations made, and that leaves Alma Borghoerssoen or however you spell that freakin last name as a drop-in character. (Alma had some of the best lines the first time I ran the game, too!)

Edit: Looks like Alma's taken now, too. Yay! I just printed up some extra stuff, and I'm getting really psyched about gameday.

Daniel
 
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