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Post by cczernia » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:22 am

EarthDawn tonight 7pm @ Mord's for some sword swinging spell flinging action!
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Post by mordraine » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:44 am

Oh and BTW, Shawn is making shrimp risotto, so don't bring any food. Dinner is provided.
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Post by Sven » Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:54 pm

Hi Guys I am hosting out of town folks so I will not be able to make the game on 12/28/09.

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Post by cczernia » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:22 am

What about the rest of us. Are we on for tonight?
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Post by SpaceMonkey » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:17 am

Far as I know we are a go..
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Post by mordraine » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:10 am

I'm good.
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Post by jimmy corrigan » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:21 pm

too early to tell. i have friends from out of town also.

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Post by Skyman » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:31 pm

I have a guest staying with us out of the womb
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Post by mordraine » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:54 pm

I have friends from out of town as well. Thankfully they stay there.

(ha ha)
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Post by cczernia » Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:32 pm

Character pic :mrgreen:

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Post by mordraine » Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:38 pm

It is to laugh.
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Post by mordraine » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:43 am

Sam is leaving for Berkeley on Tuesday and so I am having dinner with him on Monday night. Therefore, I won't be available for the gaming.
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Post by SpaceMonkey » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:58 am

Hm.. so do we have a venue? Enough people to play?
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Post by cczernia » Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:34 pm


[quote="dnd3eplayer"]Hm.. so do we have a venue? Enough people to play?[/quote]

JC and I are good for tonight. JC said he could host. His place at 7.

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Post by SpaceMonkey » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:04 pm

Noted.
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Post by cczernia » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:08 am

Good times everyone. I love that Feng Shoooeee. Oh, and Sam. The AV cap for skills you don't have is 12.

Might next week actually be EarthDawn.
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Post by cczernia » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:41 pm

Looks like it is going to be more Feng Shui this week at JC's.
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Post by jimmy corrigan » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:48 pm

come over at the usual time, 7-ish. see you there!

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Post by DeadDogg » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:54 am

Lookin' forward to Earthdawn, but still digging through the quagmire that is the rule book. (Should I take it as a Talent, or a Skill? What's Strain again? Playing a class to suit your race's strengths seems obvious, but isn't it a bit bland?)

The three character concepts so far:

Windling Calvaryman, raised after being orphaned by Orks on the plains. Rides goats/troajins/dogs since she can't ride the same as Orks. Tough windling and full of spunk. Even thinks she has her own gahad like an Ork. Left Dwarf-allied Calvary tribe after shaman/chief that raised her passed away, seeing as most Orks live around 40 years and Windlings 170 or so. This happened around second circle and she became a loner except for mount, but realizes that this Discipline may not be the only path and seeks out a Windling Windmaster (from Namegivers of Barsaive) to learn a new Discipline.

Elf Thief from Kratas, that uses the Hawk Hatchet as both a throwing weapon and melee weapon, with Second Weapon Skill. Raised in the urban slums, this classic tale of street urchin but really richy turned classy thief that is troubled by her mother running in an opposing theives guild/or possible merchant guild. Fled Kratas after some trouble, and is pursued. Kind of a Assassin's Creed/Freerunner concept with a 'never back down from a physical/athletic challenge' attitude.

Dwarf Illusionist, Throalic rebel that just wants to stay out of it, but is constantly dragged into subterfuge from his younger, brash brother that leads a active terrorist cell against the Theran Empire. Contemplative and peaceful for a Dwarf, he avoids conflict instead of embracing it as his Dwarven brethern are so often apt to do. Mostly support and utility type spells, and a grandfatherly attitude to history, etc.

I'll make all three and then pick one when the time comes, but does anyone have any suggestions? I'll make sure all three have a good reason to be working on the airship.

And dnd3eplayer, how do I and should I advance the character to the Third Circle already? I'll keep pouring through the advancement section, but...

(I'm excited about Earthdawn, but why does reading this book feel like homework?)

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Post by cczernia » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:16 am


[quote="DeadDogg"]Lookin' forward to Earthdawn, but still digging through the quagmire that is the rule book. (Should I take it as a Talent, or a Skill? What's Strain again? Playing a class to suit your race's strengths seems obvious, but isn't it a bit bland?)
[/quote]


And I thought the rulebook was so intuitive. We only had to remake our character 2 or 3 times. Spend your initial skill points on stuff that doesn't really matter. Everything that is important to your character should be talents.


[quote="DeadDogg"]
And dnd3eplayer, how do I and should I advance the character to the Third Circle already? I'll keep pouring through the advancement section, but...



(I'm excited about Earthdawn, but why does reading this book feel like homework?)[/quote]


Because it is homework. Haha... could be worse... could be Burning Wheel. Anyway, we got 5000 xp to start. You have to raise all your essential talents to the level of the circle you want to reach. This is why you can't just say everyone starts at 3rd circle.

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Post by DeadDogg » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:24 pm

It's coming together now. I've got all three stat-ed and ready at first circle, and now I'm gonna play with numbers and spend that 5 grand.

Now, which pic do you guys like the most:

All I need now is a good character sheet with a place for a pic...
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Post by jimmy corrigan » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:12 pm

all of those are pretty sweet!

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Post by mordraine » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:15 pm

I like the third pic. But the first one is a windling right? We need a windling!
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Post by cczernia » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:52 am


[quote="mordraine"]I like the third pic. But the first one is a windling right? We need a windling![/quote]

What we really need is a cleric. I like all the concepts but I think the windling and dwarf work best for the campaign. I really like the dwarf since he hates the Theran Empire and there are a number of characters who are renegade Theran's which could add some interesting tension.

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A cleric, hmmmm.

Post by DeadDogg » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:46 pm

Man. What I really like playing is the defender/cleric, too. I'll have to think about it. What class represents the healer in Earthdawn? There's no true cleric class, is there? The Nethermancer is more of a necromancer than healer. Would it be the wizard? I'll check the book out a bit and get back to you all.

I have to admit that the windlings story is the most interesting to me. I'm sure I can whip up some anti-Theran attitude from her, but perhaps I can figure out how to make her a healer too.

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Post by cczernia » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:13 pm


[quote="DeadDogg"]
I have to admit that the windlings story is the most interesting to me. I'm sure I can whip up some anti-Theran attitude from her, but perhaps I can figure out how to make her a healer too.[/quote]


I was just joking about the cleric. What we need is you to play a character that you think is fun and interesting. I think Andy is playing an Ork so that would make a good connection. Giving her a strong opinion toward Theran's would give her a connection to my character.



I so go with the Windling.

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Post by mordraine » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:19 pm

I'm playing a Troll not an Ork. I have the biggest PC race, so it's only fitting that someone play the smallest.
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Post by cczernia » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:40 pm


[quote="mordraine"]I'm playing a Troll not an Ork. I have the biggest PC race, so it's only fitting that someone play the smallest.[/quote]

Meh, You are all the same to me. You should all be in chains and sold off. :twisted:

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Post by mordraine » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:23 pm

Fascist Theran!
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Post by DeadDogg » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:35 pm

"Chain this, Human scum! Shi-shi! Attack!" (*snarl*CHOMP! BITE! RIP!)
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Post by cczernia » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:40 am

We are on for tonight to return for some EarthDawn fun. We'll be at Mord's @ 7pm.
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Post by DeadDogg » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:28 pm

I'm gonna bring a few comic sets with me for sharing tonight

Alias (MAX) 1-4 (Bendis storytelling with quirky chick)
Farhad and the Grey Mouser (drawn my Mignola!)
The Goon 1-7, +Special (Amazing pulpy fun...with ZOMBIES!)
Loveless 1-3 (Cowboy/Revenge from Azzarelo of 100 Bullets)
Okko, Cycle of Water 1 (Sweet Asian Monster-hunting, Batman! Could be great RPG)

Next time, I could bring any of the following. Just state your claim:

100 Bullets 1-13 (complete)
Y the Last Man 1-10 (complete)
Astro City 1-3 (Good Silver Age kinda stuff with alternate heroes)
Fables 1-12+
New Avengers 1-7 (Best team, written by Bendis)
Punisher (MAX) 1-8 (Some hit, some miss, but good)
Conan (Dark Horse, new) 1-7 (Seriously beautiful Conan stuff, especially 1-5)
Rex Mundi 1-5 (Noir-meets-magic in alternate history Earth circa 1870s?)
Invincible, Collected 1, 2 (Kirkman's best stuff. Can't wait to get more)
DMZ 1-6
Ultimate X-Men 1-19 (Yeah, just started collecting them. They're okay for X-men)
Authority 1-5ish (Super-ultra powerful superheroes control Earth)
Tank Girl 1
Lobo ? (2 books)
Freshman 1-2 (written by Seth Green!)

Does anyone have an interest in one of these series?

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Post by mordraine » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:47 pm


[quote="DeadDogg"]
Y the Last Man 1-10 (complete)

Astro City 1-3 (Good Silver Age kinda stuff with alternate heroes)

New Avengers 1-7 (Best team, written by Bendis)

Rex Mundi 1-5 (Noir-meets-magic in alternate history Earth circa 1870s?)

Freshman 1-2 (written by Seth Green!)



Does anyone have an interest in one of these series?[/quote]


These!

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Post by cczernia » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:34 am

Game on tonight (3/15) at Mord's place @ 7pm.
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Post by mordraine » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:40 am

:)
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Post by DeadDogg » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:06 am

I'll be there, man.

And Mord, I'll bring your fat stack of books for you. I've finished a couple of the ones I borrowed, but not the Love and Rockets stuff.

Anyone else want anything, speak up now?

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Post by mordraine » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:59 am

Excellent! And don't worry, take your time with the L&R.
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Post by cczernia » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:56 am

The fifth game of EarthDawn is tonight, 7pm @ Mord's. Time to sabotage Balarian's plans or sabotage the sabotage... errr nevermind. Look forward to seeing everyone.
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Post by mordraine » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:47 am

+1
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Post by DeadDogg » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:17 am

I'll be there. Any chance you all want to spring ($5-10 or so) for a couple of pizzas? I could pick 'em up on my way. Is that Mountain Mike's Pizza (or whatever) any good? I'll get my own grub if no one's interested.

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Post by cczernia » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:46 pm


[quote="DeadDogg"]I'll be there. Any chance you all want to spring ($5-10 or so) for a couple of pizzas? I could pick 'em up on my way. Is that Mountain Mike's Pizza (or whatever) any good? I'll get my own grub if no one's interested.[/quote]

I'm not too fond of Mountain Mike's. I think it would be easier to get our own grub for now.

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Post by cczernia » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:36 am

Final EarthDawn adventure tonight, 7pm @ Mord's! Time to kill some dwarves. :confused:
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Post by mordraine » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:53 pm

Let's kick it!
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Post by DeadDogg » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:23 pm

Aw, Albert, you missed a smashing good time. By smashing I mean the crater-shaped hole your Obisidiman left in the crust of Barsaive as we tossed his stony ass overboard for use as an anchor. Worked well, too!

Lookin' forward to Dread! Bring on the Inquisition . . . (of loaded questions)

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Post by cczernia » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:24 am


[quote="DeadDogg"]Aw, Albert, you missed a smashing good time. By smashing I mean the crater-shaped hole your Obisidiman left in the crust of Barsaive as we tossed his stony ass overboard for use as an anchor. Worked well, too!



Lookin' forward to Dread! Bring on the Inquisition . . . (of loaded questions)[/quote]


Dread thread started :mrgreen:



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