OOC - Chapter 1

The Big Apple - a booming city in the grip of a bitter winter and the excitement of an upcoming eclipse.
A close friend returns home a changed man; the fate of the world is now in his hands, but it may already be too late.

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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby Mallet » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:04 pm

Somehow the "plus" function does not seem to be working.

When I type formulas like 1d4+4, I still get results like "4", which is impossible.

What am I doing wrong ?
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby HelplessBystander » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:11 pm

It tells you the roll you got out of the TOTAL. Okay. Didn't quite work, by I think the gist of it is clear.
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby Mallet » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:27 pm

Well, "something" works,

but there is absolutely no difference between [dice][/dice] and [dice=[/dice]

:?

Naturally, I can always add to the results by hand after the die roll, so it's not a big deal.
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby Mallet » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:23 pm

So re-reading yet again the OOC thread I found this information:

Raiko wrote:
I'd prefer to use the Dholes House dice roller because:
a) It provides a full list of every dice roll made by a player, which is handy for looking back at when we make use of CoC's stupidly random experience system at the end of the chapter. It also allows me to make "secret" rolls that are maintained in a list, but not visible in the forum.
b) My experience of the in-forum dice roller elsewhere (giants in the playground forums) is that sometimes posts get messed up. At least with the DH site the original roll is still there, regardless of any problems with the post. (...)

I genuinely couldn't care less which dice roller we use (roll a d100 at home if you like), but the XP system is still a pain. I'm not trawling back through the forum to find all the dice rolls at the end of the chapter, so if you don't want to use the DH roller, then you'll need to make sure that I tell you whether to tick the skill check box when you make the roll. And you'll be responsible for maintaining your character sheet. (...)

Obviously that's no different to a tabletop game, but it's harder to remember that you didn't tick after a library use roll from six months ago than it is from last weekend. Many forum games are one-shots so they aren't affected by CoC's eccentric XP system.


Given this information, I will try to locate this Dholes House website and open an account.

EDIT: OK, registered my account, did a test roll, and everything seems fine.
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby andyw666 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:46 am

Welcome welcome.

As an aside, maybe wait until the GM posts something saying we have moved on to the next day?
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby HelplessBystander » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:06 am

I'm afraid that I'll have to agree with Andy here. Though, to be honest, unless Raiko have other plans, its somewhat safe to say that moving onto the next day is safe. Just...keep in mind next time.
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby Mallet » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:06 am

andyw666 wrote:Welcome welcome.

As an aside, maybe wait until the GM posts something saying we have moved on to the next day?


Oops, sorry about that ... :oops:
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby andyw666 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:28 am

It's all good!
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby Raiko » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:22 pm

Okay, so it turns out that I'm far too nice a dad and never bothered to kick my autistic son off my laptop, where he's spent most of the festive period playing Roblox. So my availability wasn't what I expected.

I'm going to reread your last few posts and will attempt to get some posts done today.
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby Raiko » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:24 pm

@Mallet, regarding dice rolls, we just went with the forum dice roller in the end.
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby Mallet » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:31 pm

Raiko wrote:@Mallet, regarding dice rolls, we just went with the forum dice roller in the end.


OK, so I will take note of my expenditure of Skills.
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby Raiko » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:10 am

Sorry, having a couple of real life issues getting I'm the way - nothing serious, but it stopped me posting.

Stay tuned, I promise that I'm still here. Too tired to post IC stuff tonight.
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby andyw666 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:20 am

All good. It's holidays, sunny and blue skies here in the southern hemisphere, the cricket and tennis are on, and there's any number of ways to while the day away. In short, I am too relaxed to be in a rush!
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby Raiko » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:53 am

Real life stuff resolved - I'll get post again tomorrow. :)

andyw666 wrote:All good. It's holidays, sunny and blue skies here in the southern hemisphere, the cricket and tennis are on, and there's any number of ways to while the day away. In short, I am too relaxed to be in a rush!


It's a shame us Brits haven't offered any kind of opposition whatsoever in the cricket!

(or the men's tennis with Andy Murray pulling out)
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby Mallet » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:50 pm

Just checking to see if this game is still going on ?

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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby Raiko » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:26 am

Yes.

Sorry, I've been really busy and then quite ill and struggled to get online.

Promise I'm still here. Will resume posting asap.
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby DrPeterson » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:42 pm

You should get well first, mate.
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby Raiko » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:13 pm

Feeling much better recently thanks. :)

January turned out to be a wipe out due to various good and bad real life events keeping me offline.

I sincerely hope that February will be a more normal month.
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Re: OOC - Chapter 1

Postby DrPeterson » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:11 pm

Fingers crossed, mate!
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