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5E [RAVENLOFT] [5e] Death House OOC

lowkey13

Exterminate all rational thought
How about:

* Take Eldritch Blast
* Rename it to Pyro Blast
* Change force damage to fire damage
* Whatever would modify Eldritch Blast will also modify Pyro Blast

* And note all the changes somewhere so I'm not frantically looking up Pyro Blast in the PHB.

Does that work for everyone?
Re-skinning works for me! I'll re-name it and put up the details later; may go with radiant damage in keeping with theme (yes, it overlaps with sacred flame then, but I'm trying to light > fire).

As for community, I'd vote for community in case we need/want it.
 
If I buy Mike Schley's maps I will ask him if we can use them for this game. I had good luck with getting permission from Jared Blando to use his for OotA. Not sure what Mr. Schley would say.

I vote full-on community with journal entries as time permits about your journey to healthy living. And anything wonky you might want to include. You're probably far more interesting than you think!


EDIT: Is this the pack you're talking about, [MENTION=23298]industrygothica[/MENTION]? http://mikeschley.zenfolio.com/p678546160/h603e2569#h603e2569


EDIT#2: I've sent Mike an inquiry. We'll see what he says. The pack's (only) $30.
 
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If I buy Mike Schley's maps I will ask him if we can use them for this game. I had good luck with getting permission from Jared Blando to use his for OotA. Not sure what Mr. Schley would say.

I vote full-on community with journal entries as time permits about your journey to healthy living. And anything wonky you might want to include. You're probably far more interesting than you think!


EDIT: Is this the pack you're talking about, [MENTION=23298]industrygothica[/MENTION]? http://mikeschley.zenfolio.com/p678546160/h603e2569#h603e2569


EDIT#2: I've sent Mike an inquiry. We'll see what he says. The pack's (only) $30.
That's the one. I certainly don't mind re-creating the maps, but if you want to buy them I'd be stupid to turn you down. :)

As for being interesting.. I'm doubtful. But we'll see. :)


-IG
 
Mike wrote back and said so long as it's a gift to you for use for this PbP, it's not a problem. Essentially, I'd merely be the purchaser and you the holder of the files. I wouldn't, for example, keep a copy for my own use. I'll think about it. I have a couple large expenses coming up at the end of the month. If there's room in my budget, I'll do it.
 

Kobold Stew

Adventurer
Ok -- Mr. Aldershot now has a background and personality. It's still not particularly exciting, but I think I like him now, and we'll see how it works in play.

A few things:

Mr Aldershot does sound cool, but shouldn't a cleric have a different title to a gentleman? Like reverend Aldershot, or Venerable Aldershot
I've thought about this seriously, and would like to stay with "mr" -- it's apparently acceptable for unordained Jesuits and for surgeons in South Africa. Both of which resonate with me for Aldershot. His first name might be Ambrose, but I might be misremembering -- I don't think he's told me that formally.

A question for all: Do we want another community for this game, like CB has set up for OotA, or just the typical OOC, RG, and IC threads? ...
Up to you guys. Be democratic. Vote.
While the map stuff is awesome, I'll admit that I don't need the full community. I have no objections to it, but because the community doesn't send alerts, I sometimes miss things when they happen. Fundamentally, though, I think what's needed is Whatever Helps the DM Keep the Game Going. Anything that serves that end has my 100% support.

Sorry I've been a bit silent of late -- busy few weeks, but I at least see the tunnel, if not quite the light at the end of it yet.

Can't wait for this to start!
 
Majority rules: The Curse of Strahd Community has been created. You should have all received an invite. Please let me know if you haven't.

On a side note, I finally had to add the word "Strahd" to my Chrome dictionary. Turns out I've type it a lot lately, and I'm irritated at the incessant red squiggly underline.
 
No invite yet, but perhaps by the morning. :D
Interesting... says it's sent to everyone. Keep me updated.

Kobold Stew is a phenomenal role-player :D You'll be lucky to have him!


(for dinner?)
Fun Fact: KS was in the very first game I ever ran here about a million eons ago. While he didn't stick around for the next chapter for whatever reason, that game ended up going on for about 5 years before I finally called it quits.

Fun Fact #2: KS was also in the very last game I ran here, just a few short months ago. We won't discuss the quick fate of that one...


-IG
 

Kobold Stew

Adventurer
So we've established KS is a jinx and a game killer. Given that, I am happy to share that the invite came through and I'm in.

:D
 
I had a another look at Mr. Aldershot. First, I liked the "Mr." from the get-go and am glad you've chosen to stick with the title. He doesn't need a first name, I don't think; just "Mr. Aldershot" is dandy. That's certainly how Girri will be referring to him, and since he's in tune with the natural world, she'll be paying him a level of respect and deference that she doesn't often yield to others (his interest in the environment resonates with her gypsy roots, particularly her respect for the power of nature). Second, I like what you've written about his background, particularly the firm (arrogance?) of "Mine is deeper." The verisimilitude of that statement makes me smile because I know people coughcough who are that way.
 
[MENTION=23298]industrygothica[/MENTION], I hope I haven't jumped the gun but I wanted to get Girri's RG entry in the community up and running while it was on my mind and before my week got crazy. She's posted in the Community.
 
The community is created and everyone has joined. The maps are downloaded, and the first one is scaled to battle-map size and ready for use. Tokens have been made for the characters that have been posted.

I suppose there's nothing keeping us from getting started as soon as the rest of the PC's are posted and ready to go.
 
Oh man, CanadienneBacon's playing too? She is an ah-mazing role-player. You guys have a killer group :) I may cry if there are PC deaths.
 
Oh man, CanadienneBacon's playing too? She is an ah-mazing role-player. You guys have a killer group :) I may cry if there are PC deaths.
This is kind, thank you, [MENTION=20323]Quickleaf[/MENTION]. It's been a tough few days on my end of the bailiwick, so a bit of praise is welcome. In truth, everyone in this group is stellar. If you haven't gamed yet with [MENTION=40413]GlassEye[/MENTION], [MENTION=6799753]lowkey13[/MENTION], or [MENTION=33284]Yavathol[/MENTION], they're all excellent roleplayers and quality human beings, beside. If you run a new game in the future, I recommend them to you.
 

Kobold Stew

Adventurer
...wait a sec, no one mentioned I was playing with human beings (let alone excellent ones). I am willing to continue, in spite of this revelation.
 

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