OOC - Discussions

It''s 1922, books have gone missing from the Kimball house. Stranger still in the year prior, Douglas Kimball the owner of the house had also gone missing. Thomas Kimball, the nephew of Douglas Kimball, now resides in the Kimball house and requests your assistance.

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OOC - Discussions

Postby Leonulf » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:58 am

Out of character chat can go here, once characters have been submitted in the character thread I will post the story thread.
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby jp1885 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:05 am

Well done on getting the game up and running. I'll create a character when I've got some spare time.
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:56 pm

Greetings Both. I'll start preparing my character. It might take the weekend as work is really busy lately, but the holidays are coming soon and I'll have lots more time.

My character will be a writer, which should help easily explain his interest in getting involved in the scenario. I'm thinking of a Miskatonic graduate - can I ask where the scenario takes place?
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby Leonulf » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:35 pm

No rush so don't worry :)

The investigation will take place in Michigan.

A Miskatonic graduate would work great (in fact in the scenario notes, this doesn't spoil anything, one of the set-ups is for the character(s) to be from a Miskatonic University society called The Society for the Exploration of the Unexplained. This society was formed in 1889 by a group of professors and students - making it very flexible occupation wise. There is no chapter house or anything the society just meets in the university library). No requirement to use that however, just thought I would mention it since it was relevant.
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby jp1885 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:09 pm

Considering the title of the scenario, I was thinking of playing a disreputable bibliophile: a dealer in antique books who's not above putting profit before morals.
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby Leonulf » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:22 pm

Sounds good :)

In terms of attributes/skills I would recommend using the quick-start method for allocating values, but if you wish to roll for each one thats fine (you can do it in this thread so the char sheet thread is uncluttered). As long as its CoC legal its all good.
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby jp1885 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:46 pm

No problem - I'll use the quick start method, mainly because I haven't really used them before.
Consider this post a placeholder to show my workings. I'll update it as I go through the process.

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jp1885 rolled 3d6:
5, 2, 1
So that's 8x5 = 40
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ANTIQUARIAN— Accounting 40%, Appraise 60%, Art/Craft (Music) 40%, History 40%, Library Use 60%, Other Language (Latin) 50%, Charm 50%, Spot Hidden 70%, Credit Rating 50%
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Pick four non-occupation skills and boost them by 20% - psychology, first aid, occult, firearms (handgun)
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:41 pm

I've posted up some background to my character, and I'll add to it accordingly. I'll try and finish as soon as I can, and get the dice rolls done this weekend. Work is really busy right now.

And also, I'm not used to the 7th edition rules, so please excuse me if I make a mistake! I use Orokos.com for dice rolls, and I'll post the results up on the character page.

I'm thinking that the character probably crossed paths at Miskatonic, but perhaps only know each other by reputation?
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby jp1885 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:01 pm

Agreed - a Miskatonic connection is a great idea, and it's also not a stretch that a book-loving fantasy writer and an antique books seller would know each other. John might pop into Harrison's shop for inspirational tomes on occasion!
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby jp1885 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:55 pm

I'm not used to the 7th edition rules, so please excuse me if I make a mistake!


You can download the 7th Ed quickstart rules for free (via the Chaosium website) and there's a simplified version of the character creation process in that (which I've used for Harrison).
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby Leonulf » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:20 pm

That sound's like a good character connection. Once both characters are finished ill kick off the game thread.
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:07 am

I just need to update the skills, and the character is ready. Sorry to make you both wait. I'll be finished tonight, so please begin as soon as you're ready.
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby Leonulf » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:23 am

It's no problem :)
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:42 pm

Okay, all done. Let the Paper Chase begin!
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby Leonulf » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:08 pm

The ASCII maps idea will have to vanish im afraid - the fullsize house layout I had wont display well at all. I can't get them to line up properly with the font on the forum, when I made them the font was equally character spaced, but it doesn't translate too well and needs too much rework. They were probably a bit unclear as well, apologies for changing things slightly while the game is in progress. (They were also possibly a daft idea to begin with :lol: )
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:58 pm

It's okay. Kudos for trying! Maps are only essential for places where the characters really need to know the layout.
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby HoneyDog » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:18 pm

FYI - If I don't post, it's because I'm content to wait for jp's questions to be answered first. Be assured, John is biding his time.
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby jp1885 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:46 pm

I see, let me do all the hard work first... ;)
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:12 pm

You're doing so well!
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Re: OOC - Discussions

Postby Leonulf » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:29 am

Lol, well someone has to supervise!
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