The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

London, 1940: The world is engulfed in the flames of war, and now the war has come to Great Britain's capital. German bombers rain death and destruction upon the blacked-out city, but what other terrors lurk unseen in the darkness? The Time Lord, his companions, and a handful of London's inhabitants doing their bit may be the only ones who can avert disaster.

This is Classic Doctor Who meets Call of Cthulhu, the fifth of a series of connected adventures set in different eras and locations that includes The Terror Out of Time, The Ninth Planet, The Shadow Over Dunwich, and The Brotherhood of Death.

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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Pastiche » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:58 am

Ouch... All the best and a speedy recovery!
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Shelfunit » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:14 am

Oooffff. One of my mates had one of those about a year ago. He said it was...unpleasant. Get well soon.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun May 06, 2018 9:38 pm

Thank you. It turns out that it wasn't as bad as previously thought. Most of the doctors at the hospital last weekend had thought it was a gallstone, though one had said it was a kidney stone. I'd had those before last year, and it didn't feel quite the same, but it turned out that she was probably right. A few days ago I had an appointment with a surgeon to discuss the possibility of having my gallbladder removed, and the symptoms she described of gallstones was nothing like what I had, so I don't have to have it taken out after all. I had recovered from the actual kidney stone (if that's what it was) over a week ago, but the shot of toredol they gave me for the pain left me extremely drowsy for the next few days and then merely very drowsy for the rest of the week. I'm back now, and I'll update and merge the threads.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun May 06, 2018 10:01 pm

I've updated the threads (except for Among the Few, where both players are away). The new thread, Tea Time, is now up, and the new players may go there and begin posting any time they're ready.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby yockenthwaite » Wed May 09, 2018 9:00 pm

I'm checking in again. Started to improve neurologically a week ago, but waited before coming back, to be sure it was a good improvement, and not a false positive! So back posting as Elizabeth now. Off to check her thread. Many thanks and best wishes all. And welcome to new players :)
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu May 10, 2018 4:43 am

Welcome back, and I'm glad you're doing better! :)
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Shelfunit » Sat May 12, 2018 8:51 am

Just checking - as we’re gathered for tea, the talk of the asylum, and the escapee - does Charles know of any of this, maybe from reading about it in the papers (maybe a know roll, or something), or is it completely new info for him, and he hasn’t got the faintest idea what is being talked about?
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun May 13, 2018 12:11 am

Yes, please roll Know to see what you may have seen in the newspaper.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Shelfunit » Thu May 17, 2018 7:31 am

Mr. Handy wrote:Yes, please roll Know to see what you may have seen in the newspaper.


Yeah, for some reason the inbuilt dice roller doesn't seem to want to work for me in all my practice attempts, but I'll give it a go here...

Spoiler:
Shelfunit rolled 1d100:
95


That's X-COM baby.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby yockenthwaite » Mon May 21, 2018 4:56 am

It's rather off topic, but I recently read a book that I think others here may enjoy. It's called The Woven Path by Robin Jarvis. It's set in a London museum full of weird things, which would be relevant enough, but then it goes off in another direction entirely, and it's not unrelated to this game we're playing.

It's a young adult book, so a fairly easy read, aimed at teenagers or so. But I would recommend checking it out if you like weird things, strange fantasy, and a rather timey wimey plot that may resonate. Oh and it's the first in a trilogy, but I haven't read the others yet, and this one does tell its own story.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue May 22, 2018 4:33 am

That does sound good! I'd like to read it one of these days.

I'm planning to merge threads again, but I don't have time tonight. I'm hoping I will tomorrow night, or failing that not long after.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Shelfunit » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:10 am

Hi, can I do a psychology roll on Elizabeth to see if I think she's a) talking rubbish, or b) believes what she is saying? I'm having trouble figuring out how Charles can believably believe her without making it seem like he'll accept anything told to him about anything, and feel like he's holding up the flow of the game because of this.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:16 pm

Sure, you can go ahead and roll Psychology.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Shelfunit » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:18 pm

Let's see if I roll better than the last time...

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Shelfunit rolled 1d100:
58


...sigh.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:02 am

Welcome to DrkRoxas, who will be taking over the character of Seamus "Leppy" O'Leary!
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby DrkRoxas » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:53 pm

I hadn't checked this thread, thank you Mr. Handy, hope to have a great session with everyone :D
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:59 am

You're welcome, and have fun! :)

I'm planning to split the thread in a couple of days or so. If anyone hasn't posted in the IC thread yet to say what your character is going to do, please do so by then.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Pastiche » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:17 pm

I'm going on holiday for a few weeks, not sure how well I'll be able to post while I'm gone, but feel free to bot me.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:04 am

No problem. I'm going to be away for some of that time myself anyway.

I'm sorry I didn't get the new thread started last week. I didn't have much time during the week, and I didn't get much sleep yesterday. I didn't get a whole lot during the week either. I should be able to get it going tonight.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby HelplessBystander » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:39 pm

I AM NOT DEAD!

Ooops, sorry, that was too loud. ANyways, apologies to everyone here for dropping off the radar so abruptly. I didn't get any emails from the PLAY@YSDC system as I usually did and forgot all about htis for a while. Seriously, I really do feel sorry for ruining the fun for someone else and maintaining such poor RP etiquette; I should've noticed this sooner, again kow-tows in apology. I'm back and I have not abandoned Anna.

Hope everyone can understand that I don't intend to be a douche here. :)

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