09-21-2008, 07:01 PM
Group 3 Adjudication Well, you got your respective acts together by the end, but I must say that tavern scene was rather...schizophrenic. You can all have the spotlight at one time or another - that's how the game's supposed to work - but if you all try for it at the same time the verisimilitude falls apart. And as a heads-up regarding the priest (however hilarious that was): Do note that when talking to NPCs, it's in good taste to allow them to react (i.e. allow the DM to post) before posting again. All in all though, good work. The change in tone from lighthearted to bleak was well-received, and your responses to Kemmare's untimely death were quite realistic and believable.
Anyway. On to the decisions. I am consoled by the knowledge that I will only have to do one more of these. My votes for Group 3's players go to Dustyahn and RonarsCorruption.
Dustyahn: This was a close decision, and you barely made it in. The entire group, in fact, had much less traits than I expected. Though it's probably due to burnout on my part (having finished the second group's adjudication earlier today), I will admit I was slightly let down after reading the first two groups.
Do your best to make your characters as unique and interesting as possible in the third round. And if you don't make it yet get in as an alternate, I recommend making a new character if your DM allows rather than taking control of an old one. While I commend you for writing your own background for Osborne, there was still some confusion about which actions your Osborne took versus those Shards of Light's Osborn took, and whether or not I should give you credit for the entire character or only your portion. Just...make it easier on me if you get the chance, m'kay?
RonarsCorruption: Ranis was an interesting character, and very real, but your next one will need to be much better in order to have a chance in the final round.
Reach deep for every ounce of skill you have, spare no expense, and make your character as deep as possible. You just might have a chance.
Embrodak: I'll admit, I cheated here. Rather than trying to find a tiebreaker between you and Dustyahn, I glanced at the previous adjudications and saw that you would already be advancing. In that light, consider this a minor chiding, a reminder to be at your best. You had an easy group compared to the others, but instead of taking center stage you let back a little. While it's admirable in that you in no way showed up your teammates, it could easily have kept you from advancing.
You've been very anxious about how well you've roleplayed Weiland, and I can now respond to your fears. Yes and no. You have certainly improved, but you still have a ways to go if you want your performance to be flawless. In the next couple days I will post some links in the Tavern to help in making better characters. I suggest that you, and all the other players, look them over for any ideas on improvement. More than anything, though, probably your biggest obstacle is doubt.
And so, it is done. One more round completed, and only six competitors remain. However this turns out, it has certainly been a fun journey. I am proud of what you have managed to accomplish over these two rounds, and look forward to your posts in the future. I almost cannot wait to see what round three brings.
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