Daniel, am I writing enough on my turn? I never know how much is too much. Please let me know your thoughts.
So far so good. Slowness right now is due to me being busy with school, Passover prep and finals coming up. That and the fact that OP doesn’t have a good mobile interface, so I have to wait to be at a computer. I’m sure we’ll catch up.
Because we are not at a table, I do not have the luxury of tone and inflection when giving dialogue for the NPCs. As such, I kind of have to depend on you to pick up some cues here and there.
Assume my descriptions are entirely 100% true and accurate. If there are things I want you to notice, I will point them out.
Assume Furoji always has a semi-sarcastic tone that leaves you wondering what isn’t she revealing.
Assume all NPCs can lie. Many will. Some won’t.
Be aware of your Abilities and Focuses. Use them. I will sometimes prompt you for a roll, but given that it takes longer to do that in our play format, I will keep those times to a minimum. You, however, can tell me you want to roll X, roll it (note the result on the post) and I will reply.
When rolling dice, always roll 3d6 and write down the three results. The middle result is the Dragon Die. If you roll doubles, choose your Stunts and write them down.
We are also using Exploration and Roleplaying Stunts. Find them in the Wiki.
No worries, on the timing. When I played Vampire on the old Prodigy message
boards (back in the day) I tended to go very long in my descriptions. I’m
trying to make my posts to-the-point. When I stop it means that I think
there is a roll coming up, but I’ll leave that to you to decide if it should
come to dice and what the roll should be.
What might help, given commitments on both our parts, is if we set up some
realistic posting frequency. For example, X times per week; X being a number
we can both commit to. This way neither of us is expecting more from the
other than they can realistically deliver.
Your notes on assumptions and die rolling make sense. I was thinking the
same thing about die rolling. Question: can a pair include the Dragon Die?
I like your note about me calling for a roll if it fits the situation. That
Note on mobile interface: since we are posting to the forum and the forum
allows sending info by email and replying by email, would that make it
easier to move things along? Working with the wiki will still require some
more robust browser interface.
Any set of doubles generates stunt points.
I like how you did the inclusion of the stunt in your play. Feel free to also suggest any particular detail about the stunt.
This week and next I will be down to one post a week due to Passover and Finals, but after that we should see a bit more frequency.
Thanks. I’ll keep what you said about stunts in mind.
No worries on the posting, but thanks for letting me know. Best of luck on finals and Chag Sameach!
Yeah, like for example, on the roll to inspect the lance, you went ahead and made suggestions right with your play and that saves one back-n-forth exchange and gives me fodder to continue along. :-)
Glad that worked well. I’ll use that whenever I can. It was partly for me to get more familiar with the stunts and see how they worked. Thanks again.
In my last few posts in the story forum I’ve gone with what would be several “actions” in the sense of a table-top RPG. Given that this is a different environment, what would you say is the limit on actions in a post? I’m thinking of three distinct actions (ie., something that would require some sort of roll or expenditure of resources) for my next post that would follow in quick succession, but I can can hold some back to see what the response is from the first one if you think that would be easier.
Since we can go back and edit our own posts, I could stage all my actions in the post with clear break points and you can decide if all can go or not. If you want to branch off after one action then I can go back and edit out the subsequent actions until they are more appropriate. This also might give you a good ‘look ahead’.
Another procedural, roughly, what are you considering a scene? I know you’re getting ready to log off for the Shabbat soon so no worries if you can’t reply for a while. I thought I’d get what was in my head down in this forum before I forgot.