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Re: The Floating City [OOC] [THREE]

Post by EinBein » 15 Jul 2017, 12:34

I enjoyed to read The Floating City from the first post and finally found the opportunity to join in this awesome drama. It just started to involve Gasparo and Gregor more than just being the guys in Giovanni's household and I would have loved to see how the inevitable conflict would have turned out that is sure to come between their individual goals, mission and Marco's conscience.

The story unfolded mostly around Marco and his retinue though, and also the to-do list is mostly concerned with things losely related to the Acerbis, and I'm unsure how this will continue without Marco.

Anyways, I'm okay with proceeding or re-starting as long as you guys are still part of it!

Have I missed the reason why you leave Korbel? Or is it just not for everyone to read? Anyways, wish you all the best with whatever is going to happen!
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Re: The Floating City [OOC] [THREE]

Post by Korbel » 15 Jul 2017, 12:46

EinBein wrote:The story unfolded mostly around Marco and his retinue though, and also the to-do list is mostly concerned with things losely related to the Acerbis, and I'm unsure how this will continue without Marco.
Well I suppose it should be easy enough to "gather" your trio around Giovanni Pico the Magicko, and just make Marco Acerbi an NPC (so the Acerbis will be your ally or foe).
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Re: The Floating City [OOC] [THREE]

Post by thirtythr33 » 16 Jul 2017, 10:41

So Korbel, Benedict and I did a 5hr roll20 binge to finish off Marco's story arc for Korbel's farewell. Act 2 has been concluded and Benedict and I will be doing a write up for it in the next few days.

I had to put Gregor and Gasparo on temporary NPC status to get us through it (they are unharmed) so I'll apologize to Agamemnon and Einbein for having to cut you out of so much of the action. I just desperately wanted Korbel to get the right kind of ending for Marco after more than a year of investment. And I think we succeeded.

With that done, the game will now completely revolve around Ferran, Gasparo and Gregor. So I'll be slowing down the pace of the story to the posting rate that you guys can sustain and I won't be skipping over your input anymore. Thanks for putting up with all that.
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Re: The Floating City [OOC] [THREE]

Post by EinBein » 16 Jul 2017, 12:22

Cool. Can't wait to read your write-up
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Post by Benedict » 17 Jul 2017, 00:27

thirtythr33 wrote:I had to put Gregor and Gasparo on temporary NPC status to get us through it (they are unharmed) so I'll apologize to Agamemnon and Einbein for having to cut you out of so much of the action.
And I had the honor of running them. A short summary of what they did. :)
Gasparo wrote:ThirtyThr33 (GM): who got the 1?
Ferran: Gasparo
ThirtyThr33 (GM): whats he doing?
Ferran: how many are there available?
ThirtyThr33 (GM): ob3 athletics to jump to their ship to start
Ferran: ofc, but what is the field atm? how many on board standing?
ThirtyThr33 (GM): 4. only 2 near when you are boarding from
Ferran: ok. both have melee weapons? if any of them has a xbow at hand i attack him
ThirtyThr33 (GM): all crossbows have been dropped, sabres in hands only
Ferran: k
Ferran rolls 1 successes for Gasparo: Athletics.
Ferran: ROFL
ThirtyThr33 (GM): he stands up on the railing preparing to jump
Ferran: Ag is gonna hate me xD
ThirtyThr33 (GM): and the ships collide lurching the ships, gasparo falls back into your boat
Ferran: k
ThirtyThr33 (GM): end turn
0 success and he falls in the water
lol
Ferran: MoF 5 and he gets crushed by the colliding ships
ThirtyThr33 (GM): owww
Ferran: good thing it was an ob3 xD

(...)

ThirtyThr33 (GM): roll like tracking/perception/survival or something, probably just perception
ThirtyThr33 (GM) rolls 2 successes for stealth.
Ferran rolls 3 successes for Gasparo Perc.
Ferran rolls 2 successes for Gregor Perc.
ThirtyThr33 (GM): Gasparo puts his hand up to stop you advancing and he points through the trees, at a man with a crossbow laying in ambush

(...)

Ferran: just a heads up. should Marco face certain defeat or grave injury, Gasparo steps in and tries to slaughter Blasio. I believe the "At the feet of my master 2" probably flares up too
ThirtyThr33 (GM): sure
Gregor wrote:Ferran: can I play him? Please please please?
ThirtyThr33 (GM): Yup.
Ferran: AT LAST. A FLAMBERGE xD
ThirtyThr33 (GM): pirate attacks so he has initiative to start
6 dice swing to arm with free drawcut
gregors got open helm and breastplate
Ferran: 12d mastercut (defensive)
ThirtyThr33 (GM): ugh. feint to add 3 dice
Ferran: ok
ThirtyThr33 (GM) rolls 3 successes for Swing.
Ferran rolls 11 successes for Mastercut.
Ferran: 8d follow up
Korbel (Marco Acerbi): nasty..
Ferran rolls 3 successes for Swing: Head.
Ferran threw 3
ThirtyThr33 (GM): face. only 3 stam. whats the DR and STR?
Korbel (Marco Acerbi): level 5 wound
Ferran: dr3 st4. lv5
ThirtyThr33 (GM): Cerebellum destroyed in a fountain of blood. Instant death.
Ferran: nasty
Korbel (Marco Acerbi): ouch
ThirtyThr33 (GM): Next Round!

(...)

ThirtyThr33 (GM): my 2 slow actions on 3. the 2 guys that are near the boarding area of the ships use lay ambush to attack anyone who boards.
Next is Gregor 4 red and Giacomo 4 red. Jumping over or canceling action?
Korbel (Marco Acerbi): he'll just wait, not point in charging those 2 guys
ThirtyThr33 (GM): okay. gregor probably stays too then
Ferran: gregor throws his baselard xD
Korbel (Marco Acerbi): :D :D :D
ThirtyThr33 (GM): sure...
Ferran: ob1, right?
ThirtyThr33 (GM): yes but he gets to defend thrown
Ferran: 5 comp 10 placement aims high
ThirtyThr33 (GM): k
Ferran rolls 2 successes for Comp.
Ferran rolls 6 successes for Place.
ThirtyThr33 (GM) rolls 3 successes for defence.
ThirtyThr33 (GM): he failed, i have to beat both comp and place. roll location
Ferran: ok so its dr0+6+4 str
ThirtyThr33 (GM): level 5 piercing to?
Ferran threw 2
ThirtyThr33 (GM): arm
Ferran threw 5
ThirtyThr33 (GM): forearm
Passes through the arm, spurting blood. Major vessel cut1-2, radius3-4 or ulna bone 5-6 fractured. Drop item. BL2
Ferran: never underestimate the power of throwing weapons xD
Hope you approve. ;)
thirtythr33 wrote:Benedict and I will be doing a write up for it in the next few days
In the process of deciphering that 42-page wall of text from Roll20 atm. Expect posts asap. :D
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Re: The Floating City [OOC] [THREE]

Post by EinBein » 17 Jul 2017, 00:46

Haha, nice 8-) reads like some good action! You were right to do it without me, as I lay in bed the last two days to recover some kind of flu...
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Re: The Floating City [OOC] [THREE]

Post by thirtythr33 » 20 Jul 2017, 08:30

Yes, that really is where Korbel wanted to end Marco's story. Whether he killed Blasio or gave him mercy is something we may never know.
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Post by EinBein » 20 Jul 2017, 08:32

Great end. So we wait now for the full release of SaS or do we continue with the three of us in BoB and switch over later?
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Post by Benedict » 20 Jul 2017, 08:38

Yes, was wondering about that too.

Stupid suggestion: maybe we could use Bastards combat and emphases/maneuvers with the current Scoundrels beta until we get the real thing.

On story: Do we return to Mirandola? Or there are other suggestions?
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Re: The Floating City [OOC] [THREE]

Post by thirtythr33 » 20 Jul 2017, 08:54

thirtythr33 wrote:I think this is a good time to discuss how we are going to continue. I see the following options:
  • We continue from where we are, now following Gasparo, Ferran and Gregor. Possibly going back to Mirandola or something?
  • We time jump a significant amount of time. We start something new with Gasparo, Ferran and Gregor, perhaps after the Italian Wars have ended. You get a lot of flexibility in changing up characters if you like.
  • We call an end to The Floating City, and I prepare for a new game in a new setting entirely. Based around whatever characters you cook up.
  • We call an end to The Floating City and focus on Release the Hounds.
We'll swap over to S&S as soon as we have enough to be able to run the game using it. Judging by Agamemnon's hints, the next update might be a pretty big one and then he'll have more free time to play. Now that Act 2 is over, I'm in no rush to force Act 3 without all our players.
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Post by Benedict » 20 Jul 2017, 10:23

thirtythr33 wrote:Now that Act 2 is over, I'm in no rush to force Act 3 without all our players.
That's a good point to take a small break then. I don't expect the next update today (it's Thursday™ after all), and I'll be leaving on a two-week vacation by the 31st. By vacation I mean to a place where phone lines and wifi are non-existent. :lol:
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Re: The Floating City [OOC] [THREE]

Post by Agamemnon » 21 Jul 2017, 23:17

Benedict wrote:
thirtythr33 wrote:I had to put Gregor and Gasparo on temporary NPC status to get us through it (they are unharmed) so I'll apologize to Agamemnon and Einbein for having to cut you out of so much of the action.
And I had the honor of running them. A short summary of what they did. :)
Gasparo wrote:ThirtyThr33 (GM): who got the 1?
Ferran: Gasparo
ThirtyThr33 (GM): whats he doing?
Ferran: how many are there available?
ThirtyThr33 (GM): ob3 athletics to jump to their ship to start
Ferran: ofc, but what is the field atm? how many on board standing?
ThirtyThr33 (GM): 4. only 2 near when you are boarding from
Ferran: ok. both have melee weapons? if any of them has a xbow at hand i attack him
ThirtyThr33 (GM): all crossbows have been dropped, sabres in hands only
Ferran: k
Ferran rolls 1 successes for Gasparo: Athletics.
Ferran: ROFL
ThirtyThr33 (GM): he stands up on the railing preparing to jump
Ferran: Ag is gonna hate me xD
ThirtyThr33 (GM): and the ships collide lurching the ships, gasparo falls back into your boat
Ferran: k
ThirtyThr33 (GM): end turn
0 success and he falls in the water
lol
Ferran: MoF 5 and he gets crushed by the colliding ships
ThirtyThr33 (GM): owww
Ferran: good thing it was an ob3 xD
haha. Poor Gasparo.

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Benedict wrote:Yes, was wondering about that too.

Stupid suggestion: maybe we could use Bastards combat and emphases/maneuvers with the current Scoundrels beta until we get the real thing.

On story: Do we return to Mirandola? Or there are other suggestions?
You could probably backwards engineer one to the other for now, if you were so inclined. There are some changes coming, but none that would make one seem utterly foreign to the other.
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thirtythr33 wrote:Now that Act 2 is over, I'm in no rush to force Act 3 without all our players.
That's a good point to take a small break then. I don't expect the next update today (it's Thursday™ after all), and I'll be leaving on a two-week vacation by the 31st. By vacation I mean to a place where phone lines and wifi are non-existent. :lol:
Probably a solid plan.

The real question here is: Now that the party is essentially three henchman, and the former lead is gone -- where do we want this to go?
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Post by Benedict » 22 Jul 2017, 06:11

Agamemnon wrote:The real question here is: Now that the party is essentially three henchman, and the former lead is gone -- where do we want this to go?
Did some tinkering on Ferran and severed Venice ties, making him a Giovani creature now. It all depends on thirtythr33's approval. When I get it I'll post accordingly so you all know how things developed with Ferran, so you might plan accordingly.
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Re: The Floating City [OOC] [THREE]

Post by thirtythr33 » 25 Jul 2017, 10:24

All approved.

Here's a summary of what your guys cooked up.
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So it looks like the common themes are going to be the Occult, Faith and Philosophy.
Giovanni's been paid for with traits by all 3 of you, so he's going to be around.

I've been doing some reading and I'm thinking a 6 month time skip and the game starts moving towards the war-front proper.
Landskenchts, Medici, Popes, Magic and the ongoing sack of Rome coming to and end (yeah, amazingly they sacked the city for 8 months).
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Re: The Floating City [OOC] [THREE]

Post by Benedict » 27 Jul 2017, 16:08

Updated Ferran's thread (first post) with new stats. ;)
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