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PostSubject: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:09 pm

I should have made this thread sooner, but here it is now. Enjoy! Cool

Also, I'm still working on the character generation topic...but it shouldn't be too much longer, with most of the work ahead of me being mere copy-pasting. I'll confirm here when the topic is finished, but don't think that you have to wait until the topic's completely finished if you want to try getting a head start. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:41 pm

are you sure that you want to do the "trading posts" thing to get "Devil of Tides" over here? after all, it is almost 250 posts long.
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:56 am

Yeah. It'll give everyone else a chance to A) see what Corwin's story (and anyone else's prologue) is like, B) catch up with Corwin, who's about a parsec ahead of everyone else right now, and C) refresh my memory on all the fine little details of Corwin's story, since my mind does start to wander after a four- or five-month pause. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:09 pm

well, if you're gonna insist, then ya need to get posting! otherwise i'm gonna njust get it all in a text document and post a link to it instead!
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:49 am

Wow... I've just been reading on the stuff done so far. I'm very interested in your storyline, Ainsley, its very detailed and I love that. I can't wait to start.

I was actually thinking that I'd like to be an outsider.. a necromancer - but of which I'm not sure. I'll see what else comes up in the character creation thread Very Happy

Heh... I've always been either a magic or ranged type.

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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:24 am

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well, if you're gonna insist, then ya need to get posting! otherwise i'm gonna njust get it all in a text document and post a link to it instead!
Sorry. It was one of those "busy with doing absolutely nothing of great import around the neighborhood" weekends. I'm back on the clock now. Cool

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Wow... I've just been reading on the stuff done so far. I'm very interested in your storyline, Ainsley, its very detailed and I love that. I can't wait to start.

I was actually thinking that I'd like to be an outsider.. a necromancer - but of which I'm not sure. I'll see what else comes up in the character creation thread Very Happy

Heh... I've always been either a magic or ranged type.
That all sounds pretty good to me; archers and spellcasters have as much place in a party as sword-swingers do. Back at the CoHGuru forums, two of the original six characters were Vesperanti, called to Saturninity Hill to finish interring the dead who remained unburied and to unravel the Curse of the House of Ainsley (which, for whatever his reasons, Lord Darrovan did not describe).

One necromancer was a human woman, the other was a male dark elf (or drow elf) whose pecular taste in necrophilia led to events that got him cast out of drow society under threat of execution if he ever returned to the Underdark; fortunately, he had learned to be an expert mortician in the Underdark (an in-demand profession--thanks to the constant warring among drow tribes in the Underdark--and one which catered to his demented carnal appetites quite handily, at that). The tunnel through which he fled the Underdark led into a long-neglected crypt, which was where the Vesperanti found him. And after months of "talking shop" with the drow elf about the mortician's craft and witnessing his skill at it, the drow elf was welcomed into the Vesperanti. At first disdaining their humble status, he tried to join the austere ranks of the Dark College of Morribord, but the College scowled upon his drow heritage and rejected him. And so he returned to the Vesperanti and remained with them...at least until the present time of the campaign.

Because there were two Vesperanti in the campaign, I decided to give them a "three for the price of two" offer and gave them three Vesperanti laborers: a gravedigger, a monument sculptor and a bonecarver, each useful in various ways. The human Tiliana's player apparently died in a car accident before the campaign could begin in earnest, but the dark elf Antinidia got to keep all three of the laborers (far be it from me to reverse a freely given decision) and did quite well on his long journey towards Bardosylvania, even singlehandedly slaying a young night hag who had enchanted his entire party into a deep slumber, along with two would-be thieves who had come to the hag's cottage to steal a jetsammed coin coffer from her well. Antinidia, being an elf, was soon able to shrug off the enchantment and confront the hag before she could get around to killing all of them as they slept and feeding her ghostly companion with their life forces. It was pretty cool. Cool

So anyway, I'll get back to work and you can proceed along with me in character creation, however you like. And, as always, feel free to speak up with any questions or concerns. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:32 pm

S.E.A.M.U.S wrote:
heh, it's ok, i spent my weekend trying to do an animation for my intro to animation class... i'ts pretty sucky if i do say so myself.. once i'ts finished i'll post it up here.
Yeah, you knew that I was going to ask you to post the link here anyway, right? Very Happy

S.E.A.M.U.S wrote:
also, FYI, corwin has the restriced ainsley class "cleric of another deity than weejas"
Yep...though I'm not terribly anal about it, so the party could also have, say, a cleric of Pelor, a cleric of Vecna or a cleric of Evening Glory. Clerics of good deities would have to be Ainsley family members; very few Good clerics from the outside would choose diplomacy with the Ainsleys over attacking them, fleeing or running to get help. And having player-characters immediately setting upon and killing each other in Chapter One would kind of suck. Neutral

But I'd definitely have to say no to someone wanting to roll up another cleric of the Devourer. The Devourer's cults are supposed to be rare anyway, right? Razz

I'm about to bed down for the night, so here comes another Chapter Zero post or two. Sorry I didn't get much done this weekend, everyone. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:19 am

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But I'd definitely have to say no to someone wanting to roll up another cleric of the Devourer. The Devourer's cults are supposed to be rare anyway, right? Razz

that and we'd spend the campaing trying to out alpha-wolf each other.
It gets even worse with Chaotic clerics and deities, too. What was the Devourer's Alignment again? I can't seem to Google it at the moment....
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:28 am

neutral evil i believe, evil for profit, not evil for it's own sake you can't google it cuz we took the name of a generic evil god of the sea from Eberron and grafted a evil god of predators onto it.
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:53 am

I'm caught between an Elven Necromantic Sorceress for Ebon Flame - or an Elven cleric for twilight candle....

gek!

Oooh... Winnowing Scythe looks good.... Demmit!

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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:19 am

Well, I've been lying around sick (and dragging myself into work) for the past few days. I think I'm just about done with this bug, though, and tomorrow's the first of my three days off. Let's see if I can wrap up the character creation thread, shall we? Smile

S.E.A.M.U.S wrote:
neutral evil i believe, evil for profit, not evil for it's own sake you can't google it cuz we took the name of a generic evil god of the sea from Eberron and grafted a evil god of predators onto it.
Eberron! That's where we'd found him/her/it. Thanks. Smile

So Corwin was of the Lawful persuasion, then?

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I'm caught between an Elven Necromantic Sorceress for Ebon Flame - or an Elven cleric for twilight candle....

gek!

Oooh... Winnowing Scythe looks good.... Demmit!
Ooh, three good choices. Better make your decision count, eh? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:45 am

So, okay, stupid question.

Once we decide what character we want to be - of what class and envocation - race, rank etc - how are the 'rolls' done for them? Do we give it to you? Or do it ourselves? Or - hrm... newbie.

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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:51 am

neutral evil.

remember, he's neutral evil, not neutral stupid....
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:01 am

Okay, after a weekend of lying around sick, struggling to breathe and hacking up finger-sized lumps of phlegm, I'm back. Time to make some more progress.

Wraith wrote:
So, okay, stupid question.

Once we decide what character we want to be - of what class and envocation - race, rank etc - how are the 'rolls' done for them? Do we give it to you? Or do it ourselves? Or - hrm... newbie.
I'll actually offer both options to the players. In one post I'll offer an assortment of Ablities rolls--randomized scores for Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom and Charisma, and perhaps starting wealth as well. If the players would prefer to roll their own, this forum does have an open-view dice roll system; players would just roll 4d6 (four six-siders) six times and drop the lowest die from each roll.

Whichever way the players go, they would also have the option to swap any two Ability scores. It would be a bit frustrating for a player who wanted to play a Rogue (a class which relies heavily on Dexterity) to roll up a Dexterity of 8 and a Strength of 17. Sure, a rogue would find a high Strength useful--any character could--but high Strength and low Dexterity combination would serve a Fighter or a Paladin far better than it would serve a Rogue.

So we give the rogue-loving player a chance to swap two Ability scores. One swap later, and voila! Her Rogue has a Strength of 8 and a Dexterity of 17. Don't expect that rogue to drag a 300-pound golden idol out of an ancient temple by herself, but tightroping across a chasm and disarming all 50 traps between her and that temple's treasure hoard would be rather easy for such a rogue. Wink

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neutral evil.

remember, he's neutral evil, not neutral stupid....
So was Hannibal Lecter. And look how awesomely evil that character turned out. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:36 am

IT IS FINISHED!!!


...well, finished enough for character creation to begin. Please use the worktable topic for character creation, just so I have all of you in one convenient place. That should help me quickly and easily attend to anyone who needs help with any step of the process. And if you need to consult the character creation topic and the worktable topic at the same time, the easiest way to do that is to pop open a second window with Ctrl+N or the like.

How does that sound? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:50 am

Im confused. Can somebody explain the dice system to me. Like, what does 10d6 mean? Sorry to ask.

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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:27 pm

10d6 is ten 6 sided dice.

the first number is usually the number of dice, and the number after the "D" is how many sides the dice has.

10d6 is ten 6 sided dice.

8d4 is eight 4 sided dice

15d30 is fifteen 30 sided dice.

a d% is to get a percentage. one ten sided die for the tens spot, and one 10 sider for the ones spot

for instance a roll of 7 on the "tens" die and a roll of 3 on the "ones" die would be 73
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Fri May 01, 2009 8:55 am

Wraith wrote:
Kewl! I used to have chooks when i was a little girl. We had a two roosters and one of them was a bantem. Losing chicks is hard though.
"Chooks"? Is that what the people Down Under call chickens? I like that. Very Happy

And yes, dead chicks do indeed suck. I lost one to coccydosis (or however it's spelled). Try to imagine massive diarrhea coming out both ends of the chick at the same time. The poor little puffball never had a chance after that happened. Sad

And SEAMUS nailed it. A d4 is a four-sided die, a d20 is a twenty-sider, and so on.

Also, Mom invited herself to Canton and she's in town until the 4th, so between her and my job I haven't had much computer time. I'll try to get in a few posts when I can, but I won't be able to post regularly until the 4th or the 5th. Sad

At least my "chookhouse" is finished, though. Photos are a-coming. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Thu May 07, 2009 7:42 am

Uhhh... Ainsley, I sent you a PM... still awaiting the answer. Its to do with my character.

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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Tue May 19, 2009 4:58 am

I thought the wishbone was only good if it came from a turkey. Razz

Anyway, I've had another busy spell on this end, and tonight's not looking too good. I'm hoping that tomorrow's a bit more open for me, though.

Also, Wraith, did you come up with a name for your cleric yet? Smile

P.S. Hero Machine is a simple way to doodle up your characters! Give it a try. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Fri May 22, 2009 10:11 am

I love Hero machine, lol.

As for my cleric... do elves have one name or two?

If so one would be Silvea

and two would be Silvea Aringerille

And my sister's name would be Ariean

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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Fri May 22, 2009 8:09 pm

elves are fun, their delicate bones make for easier carving Smile
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Tue May 26, 2009 7:47 am

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I love Hero machine, lol.

As for my cleric... do elves have one name or two?

If so one would be Silvea

and two would be Silvea Aringerille

And my sister's name would be Ariean
I favor the first-and-last name format, and Silvea and Ariean Aringerille has a certain ring to it. Let's go with that. Very Happy

Also, GD, in regard to your PM, is this your HeroMachine version of your character?



And yes, elven bones are quite easy to work with. But getting the elf to part with them is the hard part. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Wed May 27, 2009 10:25 pm

not that difficult. you just boil them for a while and the meat falls right off the bones.
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PostSubject: Re: House of Ainsley: Out-of-Character Discussion   Thu May 28, 2009 6:48 pm

Hey!!!

*has mighty offended look and murderous glint*

Yes well, at least we don't taste as bad as Humans!

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