The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Rome, 44 BC: The long and bloody civil war is over, and Julius Caesar has emerged triumphant as the undisputed ruler of Rome. The Republic appears to have been saved, but all is not right. Dark schemes and intrigues abound, and unimaginable horror lurks behind the scenes. The Time Lord and his companions, along with various people living in Rome, are caught up in the middle of it all. Can they unravel the mystery before chaos consumes everything?

This is Classic Doctor Who meets Cthulhu Invictus, the fourth of a series of connected adventures set in different eras and locations that started with The Terror Out of Time, The Ninth Planet, and The Shadow Over Dunwich.

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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:26 am

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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Ritterton » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:30 pm

http://thegetty.tumblr.com/post/139483464735/museum-of-artifacts-roman-farmers-calendar?utm_medium=email&utm_source=html&utm_campaign=post_photo&utm_term=post_139483464735

museum-of-artifacts:

Roman Farmer’s calendar. Rome, Museo della Civiltà Romana, inv. M.C.R. n. 3485 Each side bears the names of three months of the year. For each month we can see, starting from the top: the number of days in it; the day on which the Nones (the day of the Moon’s first quarter) falls; the duration of the day and night expressed in hours; the sign of the zodiac; the protecting divinity; work to be attended to in the fields; and the most important festivities.

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I think Artemis needs to find one of these to take back to the inn he owns back home...cement the Roman aspects of the new settlement. That said, I am fascinated as to when this is from....what period? (not able to find that out) and how common where these?
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby yockenthwaite » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:37 pm

Thanks for NPC-ing Elizabeth Mr Handy. I'm doing better now (had to increase my daily immunosuppression drugs in the end to get some relief! but it worked!) so am back and able to play Elizabeth again. Excited to see what happens next to the TARDIS crew.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby DrPeterson » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:56 pm

Most towns and villages of sufficient size would have had a communal calendar. The period is definitely 1century BCE and younger since Caesar reformed the official Roman calendar.
It wouldn't have been very likely (although I may be mistaken) for private people to own one of these, as they'd be a central marker in a community, they could however be sponsored.

In the excellent series Rome they regularly show the big calendar in the Forum.


Ritterton wrote:http://thegetty.tumblr.com/post/139483464735/museum-of-artifacts-roman-farmers-calendar?utm_medium=email&utm_source=html&utm_campaign=post_photo&utm_term=post_139483464735

museum-of-artifacts:

Roman Farmer’s calendar. Rome, Museo della Civiltà Romana, inv. M.C.R. n. 3485 Each side bears the names of three months of the year. For each month we can see, starting from the top: the number of days in it; the day on which the Nones (the day of the Moon’s first quarter) falls; the duration of the day and night expressed in hours; the sign of the zodiac; the protecting divinity; work to be attended to in the fields; and the most important festivities.

(via caesaringaul)


I think Artemis needs to find one of these to take back to the inn he owns back home...cement the Roman aspects of the new settlement. That said, I am fascinated as to when this is from....what period? (not able to find that out) and how common where these?
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:04 am

yockenthwaite wrote:Thanks for NPC-ing Elizabeth Mr Handy. I'm doing better now (had to increase my daily immunosuppression drugs in the end to get some relief! but it worked!) so am back and able to play Elizabeth again. Excited to see what happens next to the TARDIS crew.

You're welcome, and I'm glad you're feeling better!

Rome is indeed excellent, and it's one of the inspirations for this adventure.

I'm still catching up, so it'll be a little before I can update. Please discuss amongst yourselves which groups you're going to split into and where each group is going to go.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Ritterton » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:44 am

I am thinking Artemis would try to head back to his lodging place and pick up along the way a nicer tunic to wear to a Senator's villa.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Supercape » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:54 pm

Cladius just going to follow Marth'ter, if Marth'ter will allow.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Ritterton » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:23 pm

Thanks Doc. I have season one of Rome on dvd..haven't opened it. Now see that I will need to do so. Thanks for more details too on the calendar. Very cool item
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:39 am

I'm still not completely caught up, and I don't have time tonight to post in the IC thread, but I'll try to do so tomorrow night. Once we've figured out how the party is splitting and where each group is going, I can create new threads for them, hopefully next weekend.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Ritterton » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:20 am

Artemis will go to his lodging in the military sector and ask for help from the Inn Keeper to find something appropriate for a veteran to wear to a Senators villa as a guest...
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Emma.Wyatt » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:51 pm

Can Titus spend some time coyly questioning his more reliable Auger friends to see if they have any information about the Brotherhood of the beast before meeting up with the party at the senator's house that evening?
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:27 am

Yes, he can consult with his colleagues. He can also return to Cleopatra's Palace and confer with Adelphus, if he wishes.

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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby DrPeterson » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:34 am

Welcome aboard, Emma!
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby andyw666 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:32 am

Hi Mr H and Chap, sorry, been a bit busy at work lately, be paying more attention from tomorrow onwards. - Andy
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:49 pm

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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby aine » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:10 pm

I'm off to the East Coast (England) and the Big Smoke for a week; I don't know if I'll be able to post or not.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:17 am

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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby yockenthwaite » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:27 pm

Sorry for my lack of posting following clues. Main computer died suddenly. Lurching with other devices until the replacement arrives next week.

Off to post shortly.

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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:40 am

That's okay, and thanks for letting me know. I haven't had much time myself, as I've been sick lately.

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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby DrPeterson » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:15 pm

Take care of yourself, Mr. H!
Caesar wasn't killed in day, or something along those lines.
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