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by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure - Logistics
Replies: 8
Views: 25

Re: Treasure - Logistics

(Please stop using "begs the question" - a type of logical fallacy - to mean "leads to the question". Thank you. :) ) If you can find somebody who wants to buy your "stuff", you can sell it to them for a mutually agreed on price, which may or may not be "book value...
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 97

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

I used Emacs. Which is to say, I directly authored HTML. :) I had a "template", so to speak, which was a file with all my normal tables with an empty row in each, and I duplicated and filled in rows for each item. I manually inserted each row in the numerically appropriate (by value) place...
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 97

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

If feel that the current party in your current world is being underserved in treasure by my presence, I will withdraw. Odd response. I said that the party will get whatever treasure the module provides. I don't see what that has to do with "your presence". As Seston said (or implied), in ...
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 97

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

People have their own visions of what their characters want and what they want for their characters. We should be allowed to make our own choices - even if they are dumb choices in the eyes of the DM or other players. Talon, the (several) times I planted treasure hoards that had "one appropria...
by Brianna Sollandry
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 97

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

II definitely agree that the parties need some mechanism for division and an accurate ledger. I also confess that tracking your treasure isn't something I see as typically my responsibility. Personal preference there, but I do feel the party needs to track their inventory. When I was a player, I wa...
by Brianna Sollandry
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 97

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

(I edited the actual player names in previous notes.) As a DM, I do not dictate how parties decide to divide treasure. It's simply not my call. When the Tarrastra party decided to pool treasure and "assign" items, with Carric keeping the gold, I shrugged. I did make several attempts to giv...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 9/13/18 - The wrong wolves
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Notes from 9/13/18 - The wrong wolves

Generous DM rolls 16d20: (16d20) : [19 + 13 + 11 + 2 + 9 + 18 + 13 + 17 + 9 + 19 + 3 + 12 + 13 + 13 + 12 + 5] = 188 Generous DM rolls d20: (d20) : [13] = 13 Generous DM rolls 3d6: (3d6) : [3 + 3 + 3] = 9 Calder rolls Skill - Perception (WIS+Prof): (d20+2+2) : [16 + 2 + 2] = 20 Morpheus rolls Skill (...
by Brianna Sollandry
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Over the Edge kickstarter
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Over the Edge kickstarter

Is here . Over the Edge was a modern-era RPG set on the island of Al Amarja. It was published last century by Atlas Games - Jonathon Tweet's company - which also did Ars Magica. I think I have everything published for both of those games. They were both really well done. And now, Atlas Games (which ...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your Best Game Ever! kickstarter
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Your Best Game Ever! kickstarter

From Monte Cook Games.

I have not yet backed this, but there are 28 days to go.

I'm curious to hear your-all's thoughts on this.
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 6/28/18 - Burn baby burn
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Notes from 6/28/18 - Burn baby burn

Gentle DM: Bring out yer pogs. Bring out yer pogs. Kili Nutcracker rolls d20: (d20) : [6] = 6 Brandt: https://www.facebook.com/mari.l.young/posts/10216289265481913?comment_id=10216298126583435&notif_id=1530134307758086&notif_t=mentions_comment&ref=notif Belle: We meet Morpheus, older bro...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 6/21/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Notes from 6/21/2018

Kili rolls Skill - Medicine: (d20+3+2) : [10 + 3 + 2] = 15 Belle: We all go up to L3 when we leave the haunted house Kili rolls d8: (d8) : [2] = 2 Kili rolls d8: (d8) : [6] = 6 Calder: 1. Small mumified yellow hand w/sharp claws on a loop of rope (a goblin's hand). 2. A knife carved from a human bon...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu May 31, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 5/31/18 - Me and my [evil] shadow
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Notes from 5/31/18 - Me and my [evil] shadow

Calder rolls Skill - Medicine (WIS): (d20+2) : [9 + 2] = 11 Calder rolls Skill - Investigation (INT): (d20+1) : [15 + 1] = 16 Belle rolls Skill: Investigation +0 INT: (d20) : [13] = 13 Belle rolls Skill: Medicine +2 WIS: (d20+2) : [13 + 2] = 15 Generous DM: "He is the Ancient. He is the Land&qu...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu May 03, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 5/3/18 - Proper bone placement
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Notes from 5/3/18 - Proper bone placement

Calder rolls Skill - Perception (WIS+Prof): (d20+2+2) : [18 + 2 + 2] = 22 Kili rolls Save - CHR: (d20+2+2) : [5 + 2 + 2] = 9 You tell Kili: hear me You tell Kili: You are posessessed by Rose. You gain a flaw: "You like being in charge and gt angry when people tell you what to do" Sedon rol...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 3/15/18 - One more thing ..
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Notes from 3/15/18 - One more thing ..

Belle: watching the procession from the Church. At midnight the spirits on dead adventurers go up the hill to the castle. Belle: Priest's son is a Spawn of a Vampire. Has been living under floorboards without eating. Belle: The fog or mist is getting thicker and thicker outside. Belle: No more spiri...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 3/8/18 - Bring out your dead
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Notes from 3/8/18 - Bring out your dead

Belle: okay Belle: I take the note Belle: and put rope away in backpack Belle: and sit out on watch Belle: Belle wakes next two who wake next two Belle: i can't hear Belle: only static Belle: should I reconnect Belle: may I call Belle: type anything you want to say Belle: don't have number handt Bel...
by Brianna Sollandry
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: New Character
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: New Character

A pity that it came to this, and it seems so unnecessary, but I support you in your decision.
by Brianna Sollandry
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: KoLmafia
Topic: Familiar Arena Parameters
Replies: 44
Views: 12144

Re: Familiar Arena Parameters

Results for XO Skeleton after 12 trials using 144 turns: Contest XP[1] XP[2] XP[3] Original Rank Derived Rank Cage Match 72 30 6 0 1 Scavenger Hunt 39 56 72 0 3 Obstacle Course 67 71 54 0 2 Hide and Seek 62 72 42 0 2 Results for Garbage Fire after 12 trials using 144 turns: Contest XP[1] XP[2] XP[3...
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Combat
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Combat

"DM intervention" means "DM screwup". I should have fully absorbed that if you were in the company of the Vistani, you had a free pass until you reached Madame Eva's camp. Now, had you refused the offer to join with them, The Mists would have risen soon enough and you'd still be ...
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 2/1/18 - Dreary yet cheery
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Notes from 2/1/18 - Dreary yet cheery

Yeah, this is what I get for not turning on my laptop since last June. Since then, both Skype and Dropbox have declared that I am obsolete. I'll try to do an OS upgrade (this weekend?) such that I can run both of those programs. If not, it'll probably be six months before I can justify upgrading my ...
by Brianna Sollandry
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 1613

Re: Character classes

That's nice. You didn't answer my question, however.

Apparently it comes from WotC's online supplement: Elemental Evil Player's Companion, which was released to go along with the Elemental Evil campaign/adventure book.
by Brianna Sollandry
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 1613

Re: Character classes

Which 5e WotC book has the details for a "deep gnome" as a character race?
by Brianna Sollandry
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 1613

Re: Character classes

P.S. I came home early this evening and went to try to start my car (for the first time in a month; I've been driving Katie's Prius, since she is in Kuwait) to make sure I could drive it to be inspected tomorrow - and the battery was dead. AAA comes out, jumps the car, says the battery is charging, ...
by Brianna Sollandry
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 1613

Re: Character classes

gegen-unter-welt -> "against the under world"?
by Brianna Sollandry
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Prepare characters
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Prepare characters

Cool. I'm inclined to say "yes" for your "philosopher artist" background. We are, certainly, using backgrounds, and there is no reason we can't make custom backgrounds that are of comparable benefit to existing backgrounds. We'll run with this, with the caveat that I may want to ...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Prepare characters
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Prepare characters

At first glance, that doesn't seem unbalanced. It's an unusual background for a Fighter. But, you come up with interesting characters.

I'll rule, by and by.

Can I get a list of players, proposed character classes (and races) (and names)?

Thanks.
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Prepare characters
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Prepare characters

Please share where you learned this? I have seen no posts or emails about it.
And who is "Torm"? Looking at the Tarrastra deity list, I do not see him.
What world do you think your characters come from?

Please - inform the DM!
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 1613

Re: Character classes

Veracity wrote:So we are playing:
1 Cleric of Torm
2 Paladins of Torm
1 Fighter
1 Sorcerer
1 Bard

Do tell where you learned this. All the "Torm" stuff is news to me!
by Brianna Sollandry
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Prepare characters
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Prepare characters

I'd prefer that you have your character planned, if not completely finished, before the first game. That probably means "rolling" and selecting backgrounds and proficiencies and such. And a personality. And hand-painting a character portrait in watercolors. :D Did we use a 27 point buy for...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Postcard Dungeons Kickstarter
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Postcard Dungeons Kickstarter

I just backed Postcard Dungeons for $7.
Why not?
by Brianna Sollandry
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Rule sets
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Rule sets

To be clear, I have these 5e books:

Players Handbook
Monster Manual
Dungeon Masters Guide

Sword Coast Adventurers Guide
Curse of Strahd
Tarokka Deck

Volo's Guide to Monsters
Xanathar's Guide to Everything

The last two are the books you are talking about, right?
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 1613

Re: Character classes

Do we need to know each other n Ravenloft or all be from the same world? I confess that my first inclination is to scratch and old each by playing someone from Taladas. Scratch and old? Taladas? You are not from Ravenloft. I am tempted to say you are all from the same town in Tarrastra. If you are ...
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Rule sets
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Rule sets

I have both of those books. I’ll look and decide soonish.
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Giant D20
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Giant D20

I'd say the acrylic one is decorative, but the plush one is actually rollable.
by Brianna Sollandry
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Giant D20
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Giant D20

The creator is taking a work break, but, man, I need this.

InnerGeekOuterBeauty

Here's one in plush:

0InsideOut
by Brianna Sollandry
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Knights of Vasteel
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Knights of Vasteel

Here's a Kickstarter campaign that I like. I backed their previous one and got all three decks of NPC cards and the companion app, which is pretty darn cool, and am a backer for this one, too. They're making a 4th deck and have some nifty stretch goals. I am confident that they'll fund the basic cam...
by Brianna Sollandry
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cats of Catthulhu
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Cats of Catthulhu

Google tells me this was (until recently) The Call of Catthulhu.
I wonder if Chaosium sent them a cease and desist order.
by Brianna Sollandry
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cats of Catthulhu
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Cats of Catthulhu

Horror/cats role playing game In Cats of Catthulhu, players take on the roles of a variety of ordinary-seeming cats fighting conspiracies of cosmic chaos. Mighty spirits such as Snarlyathotep, slimy Phatphroggua, and Hastpurr of the Yellow Eye inspire their cultists to destroy civilization-but that'...
by Brianna Sollandry
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Experimenting with new RPG
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Experimenting with new RPG

Veracity wrote:From Caelesti:

Why didn't Caelesti post this? *puzzled*

Caelesti wrote:...one never knows how many straws short that poor camel is to breaking.

One doesn't. For example, you probably didn't realize that I would feel insulted by your post, which would therefore break MY camel - but I did and it did.
by Brianna Sollandry
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Experimenting with new RPG
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Experimenting with new RPG

I did not feel like I had any real options in the last game. I felt totally unempowered to help my fellows and the townspeople. I'm sorry your imagination wasn't wide enough. I can't remember any D&D episode where we waltzed into a situation and Made Things Right immediately. This seems exactly...
by Brianna Sollandry
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Experimenting with new RPG
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Experimenting with new RPG

I completely missed all the "was supposed to do" aspect of the scenario you claim was present. In fact, I would be astonished if there is a single predetermined path. I'm curious: do you believe that in D&D adventures you've participated in that you "were supposed to" follow ...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: 06/22/2017 - Volunteer miners
Replies: 0
Views: 237

06/22/2017 - Volunteer miners

River Tam: https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/13/the-uses-of-the-humanities-part-two/ Simon rolls d12: (d12) : [8] = 8 GM: PROSPECTIN’ GM: Sweethome, the fourth moon in orbit around the planet Elphame in the Georgia System GM rolls d6+d8: (d6+d8) : [6 + 6] = 12 GM: Possible Assets: Charmi...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 6/15/2017 - I am Groot
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Notes from 6/15/2017 - I am Groot

DM McHappy Kill: Make sure your upkeep includes any short rest recovery. I know many healed at the end of last game. DM McHappy Kill: 10 minutes Arrowgroot: uisce beatha Eclipse rolls Save: CON +1: (d20+1) : [12 + 1] = 13 Eclipse: Eclipse feels very good after drinking with the satyr Fuma rolls Skil...
by Brianna Sollandry
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Good start!
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Good start!

This was fun! The whole constantly changing dice pool thing is brand new and will take a lot of learning before we can use them as cleverly as the examples in the book (Mal's fight with Atherton in Shindig, for example). I really like the story-based emphasis of the game. Don't worry about "hit...
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Firefly Main Cast and Serenity
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Firefly Main Cast and Serenity

Google suggests: <embed src="file_name.pdf" width="800px" height="2100px" /> I'll try that when I am at home and can upload web pages - as well as determine the correct page sizes. I went into Chrome's developer tools/page editor and without specifying such, it gives yo...
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: What character?
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: What character?

She was my obvious choice, but Simon - as a brilliant noncombatant - or Zoe - as a loyal fighter - are appealing too.

I suspect I'll end up with Inara, but let's see how the party shapes up.
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Firefly Main Cast and Serenity
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Firefly Main Cast and Serenity

Interesting. The other pictures are simply "a" tags referencing a .pdf file. On the side view page, the two pictures are "img" tags inside a table. Apparently Safari is able to use PDF files as "images" but Firefox and Chrome are not able to do so. I'll investigate, whe...
by Brianna Sollandry
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Firefly Main Cast and Serenity
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Firefly Main Cast and Serenity

I clicked that link on my Mac Mini, my home Mac laptop, my work Mac laptop, and my iPhone.
All using Safari.

All displayed exactly as expected.
by Brianna Sollandry
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: What character?
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: What character?

I especially like Simon or Inara or Zoe.

If somebody is really enamored of one of those, no problem; I'm certainly not calling dibs on all of them. :)

I'll pick tomorrow, after I see how the rest of the party shapes up.
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 6/2/17 - Can't keep a good zombie down
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Notes from 6/2/17 - Can't keep a good zombie down

Long Bow +1 (Arrowroot attuned) that offers advantage on Tracking Beasts 6 red fletched arrows 8 black fletched arrows Studded Leather Ring of sustenance (Sedon attuned) Ring of Animal Influence (Fuma attuned) - 3 charges - cast animal friendship DC 13 - Fear DC 13 (vs. animal INT 3 or less) - speak...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 6/2/17 - Can't keep a good zombie down
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Notes from 6/2/17 - Can't keep a good zombie down

Eclipse rolls Skill: Perception (+4): (d20+4) : [10 + 4] = 14 Fuma rolls Skill - Perception (WIS+Prof): (d20+3+2) : [7 + 3 + 2] = 12 Brianna rolls Brianna Perception (Listen, Search, Spot): (d20+16+3+9+2+30+1) : [2 + 16 + 3 + 9 + 2 + 30 + 1] = 63 Sedon rolls Skill: Perception: (d20+0+2) : [11 + 2] =...

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