OOC Getting There Is Half the Fun OOC - Page 8 - RPG Crossing
RPG Crossing Home Forums Create An Account! Site Rules & Help

RPG Crossing
Go Back   RPG Crossing > Games > Dungeons & Dragons: 5e > West Marches
twitter facebook facebook

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #106  
Old Feb 3rd, 2022, 09:49 PM
secretID's Avatar
secretID secretID is online now
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 14988
secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID
Posts: 16,022
And/or Storm - he has the most important voice.
Reply With Quote
  #107  
Old Feb 3rd, 2022, 09:51 PM
Mindsiege's Avatar
Mindsiege Mindsiege is online now
Besieged by deadlines
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 15544
Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege
Posts: 9,288
Quote:
Originally Posted by secretID View Post
And/or Storm - he has the most important voice.
Right, I think Morgan also needs to see a bit more of an effort to make peace if Storm wants her to trust him.
__________________
Continuously recruiting: The West Marches | Always open: The Solo Bazaar | Starring in: Dragons of a Broken World
Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old Feb 6th, 2022, 07:51 PM
secretID's Avatar
secretID secretID is online now
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 14988
secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID
Posts: 16,022
Checking in with everyone.

FYI, though I try to be accommodating, I like to have the NPCs and the environment react realistically, so the PCs (and players) are accountable for their actions. I wanted to allow for the PCs to work out Storm’s issues, but it looked like that wasn’t happening, so the captain acted as I think any captain would. I don't think any captain would tolerate this kind of chaos on a ship.

Right now, Tolan has made a suggestion to try to help things, but Schon will need to hear something convincingly conciliatory from Storm before she allows him to continue aboard. My understanding is that no such statement is coming, but I'll wait another day or two before resolving this.
Reply With Quote
  #109  
Old Feb 6th, 2022, 09:14 PM
Mindsiege's Avatar
Mindsiege Mindsiege is online now
Besieged by deadlines
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 15544
Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege
Posts: 9,288
@secretID:
Works for me, I think having consequences to player decisions is a large part of what makes RPGs thrilling.

@BlackDragon0:
Was there something you've been waiting on before writing Storm's reaction to Captain Schon?
__________________
Continuously recruiting: The West Marches | Always open: The Solo Bazaar | Starring in: Dragons of a Broken World

Last edited by Mindsiege; Feb 6th, 2022 at 09:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #110  
Old Feb 6th, 2022, 09:39 PM
BlackDragon0's Avatar
BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 is offline
BlackDragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 4731
BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0
Posts: 4,268
I was to the understanding that the sword and double. single out of storm meant shut and do as I say or die. so if he talks he dies.... Sure feels that way.

Also if Til hasn't gotten enough of an answer to storms worth then I could have him go full lightening rage monster till ID Kills him....( not exactly a plan).
__________________
"Dragons who fly alone, Die alone!" Games: Beast(strangedays5e) Storm(Westernmarshes5e) DeathStrike(ebberon 5e) & Shimmer(Coriolis) https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthre...06#post9374506
https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthre...13#post9375113
Reply With Quote
  #111  
Old Feb 6th, 2022, 09:45 PM
Mindsiege's Avatar
Mindsiege Mindsiege is online now
Besieged by deadlines
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 15544
Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege
Posts: 9,288
@BlackDragon0:
Oh, I think Schon expects Storm to talk rather than to stay silent. I think Schon has probably not understood that having a phobia is something that will make you act irrational from fear. If Storm can show her that he's not a monster and that he is a rational being, something he has maybe learned during his time in becoming a recognized cleric, then she could be helped to understand that Storm isn't a threat to her ship and crew.

About Gil, I'm sure that he realizes having someone strong on his side is valuable. But I think he will need some time to get over being manhandled by Storm. I think for now it's okay to let him be mad, but maybe an apology down the line would go a long way.

@edit:
Maybe apologizing to Schon for acting scary would be a good idea too. Storm can be very threatening if he gets mad, but Schon can't allow her crew to be threatened like that.
__________________
Continuously recruiting: The West Marches | Always open: The Solo Bazaar | Starring in: Dragons of a Broken World

Last edited by Mindsiege; Feb 6th, 2022 at 09:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #112  
Old Feb 6th, 2022, 11:17 PM
Corwin's Avatar
Corwin Corwin is online now
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 19086
Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin
Posts: 6,914
Gil won't be much bothered by being picked up, his background is rough-and-tumble.

His concern at this point is that he's not at all sure Storm is actually able to do the mission. The mission requires sailing, maybe through rough seas and storms, and maybe fighting while at sea. Storm is cracking up and running away while on a ship that hasn't even left the dock.

Gil may come across as very challenging, but what he means is "I want to know that I can rely on you. I'm about to put myself in a position where I absolutely will die for you in a fight, and I need to know you'll have your head together enough to hold up your end instead of running away."

The problem from Gil's point of view is that Storm is running away before a fight even started.
__________________
Intermittently slow after March 20. Catching up 5/12-5/14.
Reply With Quote
  #113  
Old Feb 7th, 2022, 12:11 AM
BlackDragon0's Avatar
BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 is offline
BlackDragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 4731
BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0
Posts: 4,268
Storm has a 12 char... but as you saw he fell trying to run....his dex is low. Used that in there a bit. Just not sure storm will be able to explain things very well.
__________________
"Dragons who fly alone, Die alone!" Games: Beast(strangedays5e) Storm(Westernmarshes5e) DeathStrike(ebberon 5e) & Shimmer(Coriolis) https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthre...06#post9374506
https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthre...13#post9375113
Reply With Quote
  #114  
Old Feb 7th, 2022, 12:24 AM
Mindsiege's Avatar
Mindsiege Mindsiege is online now
Besieged by deadlines
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 15544
Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege
Posts: 9,288
@BlackDragon0:
I think a show of good faith and effort will be much more important than having a way with words. Saying calmly that Storm can follow Schon's orders would probably be enough if he doesn't trust himself to say more. Morgan has a charisma of 7 and she was still able to convince Schon to take her along.
__________________
Continuously recruiting: The West Marches | Always open: The Solo Bazaar | Starring in: Dragons of a Broken World
Reply With Quote
  #115  
Old Feb 7th, 2022, 06:36 AM
secretID's Avatar
secretID secretID is online now
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 14988
secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID
Posts: 16,022
Quote:
Originally Posted by secretID View Post
Roleplay and interaction skillsIt's very important to me that no one think, "I shouldn't participate here because my character has bad interaction skills," especially not in this game, in which attributes were rolled. (Of course, if you've chosen that your character is socially awkward or something, that's different.)

Please interact as fits your PC (without trampling all over the game), and I'll let you know if/when it's roll time.
Reply With Quote
  #116  
Old Feb 7th, 2022, 07:05 AM
secretID's Avatar
secretID secretID is online now
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 14988
secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID
Posts: 16,022
So...now I've read the last IC. There still seems to be significant misunderstanding of what Schon has said and what the power dynamic is.

I highly recommend rereading Schon's post and my Feb 6 OOC post for better understanding. I am generally precise with my language; I recommend to everyone that you rely my words rather than any sense about what you've read, and that you ask me if you're unsure.
Reply With Quote
  #117  
Old Feb 7th, 2022, 09:59 AM
BlackDragon0's Avatar
BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 is offline
BlackDragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 4731
BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0
Posts: 4,268
Storm answers to the best of storm's ability and understanding. So I guess it's up to someone else.
__________________
"Dragons who fly alone, Die alone!" Games: Beast(strangedays5e) Storm(Westernmarshes5e) DeathStrike(ebberon 5e) & Shimmer(Coriolis) https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthre...06#post9374506
https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthre...13#post9375113
Reply With Quote
  #118  
Old Feb 7th, 2022, 10:20 AM
Mindsiege's Avatar
Mindsiege Mindsiege is online now
Besieged by deadlines
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 15544
Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege Mindsiege
Posts: 9,288
Hmm, I guess in a situation where everybody is sticking to playing their character fully, the natural story this develops into might be Storm not coming with us? I would have Morgan vouch for Storm and help to try to convince Schon to take Storm with us, but not only does Morgan have her own bad standing with Schon, but she has also only met Storm for the first time today and couldn't be certain to vouch for him in any way. She takes giving her word very seriously and I'm not sure what word I could give here.

If you're not going to allow Storm to have a better understanding and ability for this situation, I'm not sure if any of our characters can convince Captain Schon either.

I'd really rather see Storm finding a way forward though, because I thought the idea of helping him overcome part of his fear by confronting it sounded like a good story to tell with this group.
__________________
Continuously recruiting: The West Marches | Always open: The Solo Bazaar | Starring in: Dragons of a Broken World

Last edited by Mindsiege; Feb 7th, 2022 at 10:23 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #119  
Old Feb 7th, 2022, 10:26 AM
Cheshire's Avatar
Cheshire Cheshire is offline
Great Wyrm
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 3206
Cheshire Cheshire Cheshire Cheshire Cheshire Cheshire Cheshire Cheshire Cheshire Cheshire Cheshire
Posts: 1,957
Tolan will try again. I just need to come up with a reason. His charlatan nature might help. Just depends on if Storm will say he is lying or not, if this doesn’t work the Tolan is out of ideas.
__________________
I have taken the Oath of Sangus
Playing- Amari the Elven Bard, Jarik the Human Rogue, Harmony the Tiefling Warlock
Reply With Quote
  #120  
Old Feb 7th, 2022, 11:09 AM
secretID's Avatar
secretID secretID is online now
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 30th, 2023
RPXP: 14988
secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID
Posts: 16,022
Just to save us some time...

As I said,
Quote:
Originally Posted by secretID View Post
Schon will need to hear something convincingly conciliatory from Storm before she allows him to continue aboard.
I haven't seen that. It's theoretically possible that there's some other solution with some very creative Deception on Schon or something, but I currently have no ideas in that direction.

Last edited by secretID; Feb 7th, 2022 at 11:10 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:57 PM.
Skin by Birched, making use of original art by paiute.( 2009-2012)


RPG Crossing, Copyright ©2003 - 2023, RPG Crossing Inc; powered by vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Template-Modifications by TMB