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On the lunar calendar, it is the twelfth of July, 1920; in three days' time, the good people of China will celebrate 中元節, the festival of the dead. The great festival is an ancient tradition shrouded in dark rumours and whispered tales. Now, this festival will be celebrated publicly in Peking city, open to the gazes and inquiries of foreigners. During this month, the 阴气, the aura of death, is at its strongest; it will be during this month that the dead may influence the living realm with an eldritch plot of horror and madness...

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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby crawlingchaosfan » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:25 am

Hi Lee (sounds like a martial arts star doesn't it)?

Just to let you know I'm still around for when this one gets started.
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby HelplessBystander » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:56 am

Trust me, we all are. It’s just kinda hard to get enough people on board with this idea. We’ll see how it goes, and we are also waiting for mr. Handy’s submission.
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby crawlingchaosfan » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:46 pm

HelplessBystander wrote:Trust me, we all are. It’s just kinda hard to get enough people on board with this idea. We’ll see how it goes, and we are also waiting for mr. Handy’s submission.


I know what you mean. After returning to rping after several years I've found things seem to have slowed down quite a bit. One site I rejoined used to be particularly active and now its really slow.
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby HelplessBystander » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:47 pm

Nothin' you can do about that. People are just busier now than in 2002.
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby crawlingchaosfan » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:12 pm

Is anybody there?
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby leestriter » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:39 pm

Yeah
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Postby leestriter » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:39 pm

Yeah
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby HelplessBystander » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:32 pm

This is not dead; but dreaming. For what is not dead may eternal; for in Strange Aeons, even death may die. Iä! Iä!
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby HelplessBystander » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:10 am

Alright, you know what? Rather than passively waiting around for everyone's flame of passion to burn out, I think we're just going to wing it and wait for people to slowly join in instead. We're going to start the prologue scenario tonight and we'll see whether this campaign can be adjusted to be playable with only 2 PCs and 2 GMs. :)
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby HelplessBystander » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:25 am

On addressing Currency Conversion:

Alright, there's probably a few question of historical Chinese currency in a chaotic time of infighting and international hostility in general. There's not exactly a lot of sites that I could draw knowledge from (most are more interested in the HISTORY of the Chinese currency rather the actual conversion rates between them) and the conversion rate's a bit fuzzy since the records of the Chinese Mainland Yuan conversion rates aren't an easy find on the interwebs. So here's my best attempt at outlining a good conversion table on converting between Mainland China Yuan, US Dollars, and the British Pound Sterling:





EraUS Dollar ($)Old Yuan (¥)British Pound (£)
192011.90.2729
59.51.3645
10192.729
10019027.29


I'm citing my information from http://www.historicalstatistics.org/, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuan_(currency)#Early_history, so I'm about 75% sure I got it right. I think the conversion is historically accurate. Have a good day! :)
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby crawlingchaosfan » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:30 pm

Sorry guys. I had no idea this game had started.
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby HelplessBystander » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:22 pm

Yeah, no worries. It's just that no one else seemed to be interested and it seemed to me to be a bit unfair to hold it out over the people who actually are interested.
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby HelplessBystander » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:05 pm

Wow. This place is really quiet...
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:26 am

Have you thought about rewriting the blurb to introduce your scenario? You don’t give much indication about what participants can expect; it mainly seems to be background, which isn’t really necessary. What is the nature of the threat that they face? What will they have to overcome? Add some drama and mystery to it without giving too much away and it might increase interest.
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby HelplessBystander » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:40 am

Thanks for the tip.
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby HelplessBystander » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:38 am

Alright, I've rewritten the descriptive blurb to make it look better. How's this?

On the lunar calendar, it is the twelfth of July, 1920; in three days' time, the good people of China will celebrate 中元節, the festival of the dead. The great festival is an ancient tradition shrouded in dark rumours and whispered tales. Now, this festival will be celebrated publicly in Peking city, open to the gazes and inquiries of foreigners. During this month, the 阴气, the aura of death, is at its strongest; it will be during this month that the dead may influence the living realm with an eldritch plot of horror and madness...
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:50 am

I've updated the blurb for you.
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby HelplessBystander » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:51 am

Awesome.
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:58 am

Yes, that has more mystery. New players will hopefully be more enthusiastic about joining.
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Re: OOC: Discussions, absence announcements, etc.

Postby DrPeterson » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:38 pm

Are guys looking for an extra hand?
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