Started by John H, April 11, 2011, 02:29:15 PM
Quote"Numquam, if you can lead me to Moon Metal, I can give you a rarity that only someone like you could truly appreciate... I can give you Moon Cheese!"Numquam's eyes went wide and a single tear poured from them. The ratkin said, "you have the cheese of the Queen of Shadow? A piece of the Moon that Was? How did you come by this? By Telperion, the Moon Tree, it is a sign! The Lady has made it clear to me that I am to take you to her. I will lead you to Illae nu Tropa, the Silver Forest, if you give me this cheese."Duval said, "once you lead us to the Silver Forest, the cheese is yours."
QuoteI can only recommend that the Story Guide take this sort of thing with deadly seriousness so as to ride it for all it's worth.
QuoteAlso, that player who tries to bed all named NPCs in the story, male and female alike, only to end up transcending out of such an attempt - tell them to rock on, that tea scene with chief Aonghus Bearskin is just wicked.
QuoteYou should all take the Secret of the Unknown for your next characters for free to celebrate a successful campaign like this - tell the Story Guide I said so
QuoteIt seems to me from the transcript that you drove hard for Transcendence during that session. Was it because the group was seeking to end the campaign and you felt it necessary to end with a bang, or was Transcendence the best solution to the problems the characters faced? Or was it accidental, perhaps?
QuoteHmm, you should definitely let us know if you get that new campaign going, and write about it, too. I'm reading the transcripts here and enjoying them immensely.
QuoteWhat do you think, will your next campaign fall along these same lines in terms of tone and content? If I may ask, also, is this typical of your group's style?
QuoteHere, the best I can discern, you seem to have used the game mechanics a lot and provided more material conscientiously, and then participated in turning the proceedings into a delightful farce all the while utilizing the game's systems (instead of throwing them out and freeforming, which I often see when a campaign turns farcical).
QuoteI write about this exact approach to transcending the limits of comedy and drama at the very end of the WoN book, so it's really interesting to see somebody else execute something similar.
QuoteAlso, if I read the xp flow correctly, you might consider upping the Advance cost from 5xp to 10 if you haven't already done so. Not a necessity by any means if you like the pace you've been setting, but it's an option to keep in mind.
Quote from: Galwinganoon on April 11, 2011, 08:32:55 PMYet, the player who was playing Hrishikesh (the walozi) said she was going to create a really wicked drug and inxtoxicate the tree in which King Khale's spirit was said to reside so that she could summon his spirit (Secret of Eccentric Practice swapping Pray out for Psychonaut).
QuoteMy wife (aka Hrishikesh) is running it so I'm trying to coach her in the ways of the Story Guide and she's pretty terrified (it's her first time running a real game). I'm coaching her but any advice for an up-and-coming SG would probably ease her zamani-obsessed spirit.
QuoteKey of Cat's CuriosityThe character is distractible, dangerously so, and imperils himself and society to sate his curiosity.1xp: your curiosity distracts you from the task at hand2xp: your curiosity inconveniences you or your allies5xp: your curiosity endangers you or your alliesBuyoff: stay focused and overcome adversityThat one was for Hrishikesh (the walozi).
QuoteQuoteAlso, if I read the xp flow correctly, you might consider upping the Advance cost from 5xp to 10 if you haven't already done so. Not a necessity by any means if you like the pace you've been setting, but it's an option to keep in mind.I'm interested to hear the reasoning for this. Would it mainly be to draw out the story? Require characters to specialize more?
QuoteMostly that came to mind because the characters seemed to be collecting Secrets pretty quickly and routinely in the campaign description. If I read it correctly, the style of the group was that Advances were spent relatively quickly and decisively on all sorts of character-candy.
QuoteAfter hearing Catha'ir's so-called Truths, the Historian looked particularly wise and unimpressed. Belfrius simply responded, "sir, our Lord will protect us from any sort of 'undead tsunami.' The events in your song are impossible. Have you even been to our library?"