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Old 04-12-2015, 12:41 AM
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Alright, time to get things moving. I'm not moving from this chair until updates are done and I've made some headway with our replacements. We've got a fair bit of motion for some new people to join our ranks, and on the Inquisition side of things, Strawberries is eager to remain and would rather not step down.

For the time being, we'll continue with the plan of merging the two games, I have two people tapped (with a third and fourth showing great interest) to fill the Redwater party, so the party at large will be seven strong. A bit bulkier than I anticipated, but in all honesty, I think I'll find it easier in the long run to operate a slightly bigger main party than a split-up pair of them. Once I've finalized decisions, I will ask our new folks to step into the OOC thread. : )
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:00 PM
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I realized this morning that most of my OOC clarification was noted in the dice-thread but that I didn't actually post it here... Darkling, if the sense motive roll I made isn't going to help (or you rolled sense motive in secret and all details involved are already in the last DM post), then let me know not to expect any more information and I'll un-spoiler that last paragraph in my post. If a decent result from Sense Motive as rolled provides additional insight, I'll re-craft said paragraph to match the new facts, perhaps changing the conclusion if warranted.
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:01 PM
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Thanks for helping keep momentum, folks! I'll be posting updates tomorrow to keep things going. I do have to say I will be going under the knife again on Thursday for some revisionary surgery, which is throwing me a bit in terms of anxiety, but I'll do my best to not let it impact this game too much beyond the intent of the 1/week update plan.

Hopefully.

I should be a-okay with the surgery, though, no worries there!
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:02 PM
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Hey Aet, I basically got a sense motive in there for you, so I'm gonna go with the spoilered text. Lemme know if you want a retcon!
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:13 PM
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Hey Aet, I basically got a sense motive in there for you, so I'm gonna go with the spoilered text. Lemme know if you want a retcon!
No, I'm good, if I'm working with all possible info as-is, I'll take the spoilerbutton out.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:49 PM
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Completed another Redwater post. I'm unfortunately going to have to give Inquisition's a miss for a while longer, I'll write something up from hospital once I get there, before I go under hopefully! I'll let you know if I run out of time.

...let me clarify that. I have a minor procedure I'm undergoing today, which is not harmful or anything, it's just some minor revisionary surgery to follow up the rather big one I had in May last year. I'm a-okay, and only expected to stay in hospital for the night. Don't stress about me, I'm 100% fine!

As for our replacement players, I will be inviting our new players to post in their private threads and introduce themselves in the OOC once I get a free moment over the next day or so.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:13 PM
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Surgery was bumped up, so didn't have a chance to post for inquisition, my apologies. Will remedy that when able!
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Old 04-25-2015, 03:30 PM
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Hope all goes well with your surgery, Darkling. Looking forward to the merging of the groups and meeting the newest members of Redwater!

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Old 04-25-2015, 04:23 PM
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Thanks, Kilgore. I'm doing good, in recovery currently, which is hitting me like a sack of hammers. Medication keeping me loopy.

One of our replacements has decided to step down, so I will be inviting another in his stead. I'll be making the private threads for our new inductees, and hopefully getting a post up for Inquisition soon, once I stop thinking I can vibrate through walls due to my pain meds.
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:09 PM
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Okay guys. Painkillers are done giving me a solid beating. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I will update Inquisition ASAP and then start on updating Mercenaries again - I will invite our two new players to post in their private threads and say 'hello' in the OOC chat shortly after I make the Inquisition update.

Posts incoming tomorrow, fate willing.
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:45 AM
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I feel somewhat like I owe everyone a huge apology.

Last you all heard from me, I was recovering from some minor surgery, and was talking about getting some posts up. Then utter radio silence from me, after saying I'd been knocked around by painkillers. Well, life changed a whole bunch for me since then, with things getting steadily more and more complicated in my life. At risk of sounding like I'm fishing for sympathy, which I assure you is not my intention, I ****ed up - I formulated a dependency on my painkillers and began making excuses as to why I needed to continue taking them. My last surgery was an overall success, but my anxieties only continued to build, exacerbated by a growing reliance on medication to get me through the average day.

I stopped seeing therapists a long while ago, and I pulled shenanigans to avoid doctor's visits to specialists that I very much needed to see, because I was tired of having zero dignity and no energy due to all the relentless doctor visits. Needless to say, that wasn't necessarily the best gameplan, and I suffered for it. I had the horror show I was working in, Escape of the Werewolf, which was meant to be my first ever real "paid an hourly wage" acting gig - a haunted house/escape room kind of deal. It had a disastrous opening weekend due to the manchild of a producer we had, who mishandled things utterly, and led to dozens of consumer complaints being made to the ACCC (consumer watchdogs) as a result of the sudden cancellation of the shows that weekend.

Our re-opening was a hit, and I received a lot of good reviews for my performance of a wheelchair bound patient who wolfs out and kills people, but the damage was already done. ACCC froze the producer's bank accounts, which means the show evaporated, and I was never paid the $1400 I was owed in wages for the 64 or so hours I worked in the show. I was intensely depressed, this was a gig that was meant to take me on tour around Australia and set me up with some future roles, and instead it was a complete farce. For months afterwards, I couldn't even secure a single audition, I slipped further into depression, self-mutilation and dependency on my medication.

Things got rougher before they got better, nearing a break-up status with the both of my current partners (with whom things are not on perfect terms currently), and me affirming my gender identity as something more akin to 'genderqueer'. That improved my mental health enough to wean myself off the painkillers, mostly by a mixture of running out of pills, and not wanting to demean myself in front of doctors anymore. I self-harmed quite badly not too long ago, netting myself a rather fantastic scar on my arm that will remind me of bad decisions for a while to come, but things are generally on the up and up.

Currently, my acting career is going well, I'm starring in an upcoming short film and have some paid acting work coming along while looking for part-time work. Next year, I either move to Sydney for acting school if my audition goes well, or I move into Melbourne proper to pursue my acting business more thoroughly (and hopefully find a part-time job nearby to support myself). In short, life got really busy, and I let RPGX fall by the wayside while in the worst depths of my depression and self degradation.

And in summary...I'm really sorry. For serious, I really am, I pulled a couple disappearing acts in a row on this site and I didn't really give anyone here the closure they deserved regarding this game. I didn't tell a complete story, I didn't really give anyone any solid moments, let alone run a single combat. Not really looking for forgiveness to be honest, whether or not I deserve it is another matter, I just wanted to let anyone that's still following this decrepit sub-forum that I do give a damn about this setting and I'm apologetic for letting anyone down that was invested in it.

I don't have any intentions of reviving this game at this current stage, I don't think I deserve the third chance to be honest, I will leave this as a suspended side project at the very back of my mind. I hope everyone's doing well, and has plenty of interesting games to occupy their time in the current while.

Sincerely,

A somewhat wiser Darkling.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:06 PM
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I think you may have been reaching a little far with the multiple teams angle, but you shouldn't give up on this (or yourself as a GM) just because life sucker punched you. It happens to the best of us, and if someone faults you for it, you point them at me. I'll sort them out.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:41 PM
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Welcome back Darkling. Life happens. Just glad to know you're alive. Do visit us in Chatzy if you're up to it.
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