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OCC | WIKI | IC




This is the OOC (Out of Character) thread for "The Umbrage of Io" a Call of Cthulhu RPG! Anyone can chat in here, and the players are free to yak away as well.

The IC (In Character) thread is only for the players, so please do not post in there, and player.. please only post as IC in there!


Players

These are the confirmed players. This list is subject to change before the game starts. Anyone may join, I think the great advantage of the PBF (Play by Forum) approach is that larger numbers, entire groups splitting off form each other and the like is feasible.

Game Invites are closed. I think 7 players might be enough?

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Play by Forum - FAQ Refrence
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Character Sheets

**This data is on the WIKI **


What is your "IC Voice"

When players talk in the IC thread, they are expected to do so with the correct formatting.

Each player must organise between them, a unique colour for their IC voice. When you speak as your character you should do so using that colour. Simply reply to this thread and show the colour you wish to use (pick one not taken in a above post). I will then add this to the Player section of this post for easy reference.

When describing your actions, do so using the normal forum colours you see this text in.

To type in colour simply use the FONT bbcode. This is easy to type manually if you have easy to use primary colours.

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You can see the colour bbcode formatting help by clicking on this!

Alternatively you can simply type your text, select it and then press the TEXT COLOUR button on the button bar (the big "A") and manually select the text colour.

NOTE: you can also choose a background text if you like.

If you need to quickly say something OOC in the IC thread as part of your post.. just use the OOC bbcode.

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text goes here: do no use spaces after/before the bracket symbols!


How do you roll dice?

Rolling dice is pretty easy on the Geek and the greatest part is that unlike most other sites there is a user obfuscation layer that prevents cheating.

When you make a roll, the roll data is inserted into your post directly where you roll replacing the code used to make the roll. At the same time the roll is recorded at the base of the post in a separate section.

This roll data is always visible and no user is able to edit it. Once you press submit it is forever recorded. You may edit your post, even delete it but the roll data will remain untouched for prosperity and for the other players to see.

Please read How to Roll Dice using this site's functionality for details.

This game uses a number of different dice, but as this is a computer based system if you are rolling percentile dice.. just roll a D100. If you are rolling a 3 sided dice, just roll a D3. etc etc.


Example of a how this might all look

Feel free to experiment with your die rolling and stuff in this thread, it is what the thread is for. Once we are comfortable with formatting we can start playing.

When it is all in action a series of posts may look something like this.

TragicTheBlathering wrote:
The Shogoth squelches with each clomp of its rubbery elephant like feet as is pushes what you assume is a head deeper into the torn corpse of Capitan Fairlight. Yet his broken body, open and exposed to all is less of a strain on the eye than the beast that assaults it

Everyone must roll a horror check if they look at this terrible sight!


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Turns to Sandra: Stay here.. I'll make sure the coast is clear.
I slowly inch my face around the doorway to peak inside (Sanity Check 1d100 = (40) = 40) / 98


HelloGregor wrote:
A small squeek of revulsion escapes my lips at the sight of dear of Johhny and, the, the THING upon him. I inch my head back into the room and rest it against the wall, taking a deep breath to steady myself.

Sandra: Ok, your right. There is something in there. It, it was horrible. I am pretty sure we can get past it, but do not look at it. Close your eyes, close them and hold them tight!

I hold out my hand

Sandra: Take my hand
Jason: Jason, take Sandra's
All: Lets go, but for gods sake be quiet!


Tragic wrote:
I think you all should do a sneak test on this one guys, also if you keep your eyes shut no need to roll for sanity!


HelloGregor wrote:
Sneak: 1d100 = (1) = 1


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with trembling hands I pull on my hair. I wonder how much I have pulled out. The vision is so clear in my mind I can think of nothing else. Absent-mindedly I offer my other shaking hand to Jason.

Jason: Here, hold on tight.

Sneak: 1d100 = (14) = 14


etc etc etc.. and so on... after everyone rolls, I as GM would post the next part.


Player commitment

Feel free to post as detailed or as spartan as you like. Obviously the more effort you put in the more we will all get out of it.

I as the GM do not need to step in between every post, feel free to free form it if you are posting in quicker succession.

I hope everyone has the time to check the forum at least once a day. More if possible. These PBF games can go for a LONG time, as some on RPG geek are getting into the 5 year mark! The speed it goes is directly related to how often you post.

If you can not commit to posting at least once a day, then this might not be for you.

Anyone that wishes time off or to leave the game, just say so. This is supposed to be fun, not a second job!


I have NEVER done this before

I would just like to restate that I have never run a PBF game, and the last time I have played a RPG was like nearly 35 years ago. It might be a little stop start, but with luck I think it could all come together!

The above post examples are just that.. examples. I have no idea if that level of detail will be needed or be able to be kept up!

We are all going to be winging it as we go! Please feel free to suggest things! To be honest I am pretty nervous about it!
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Ok.. there is still more to do guys.. but it is starting to come together! Remember you are free to chat in this thread!
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Thanks for the update Tragic.

Now, I'm a bit in a situation. I'm leaving the country for two weeks starting the 2nd of September. I think i'll only have limited access to the internet. I don't know when the actual kick-off will be given, but I'd hate to miss the start.

Tries baking cookies (30) 1d100 = (60) = 60
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Guess we won't be eating cookies cry
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testing

mind if i take green? it's my fave.

also, dice rolling test, which i suck at unless i'm playing a bad guy. Nota bad guy, so...(75) 1d100 = (100) = 100
 
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wow.....
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I'm very excited I'm away for the weekend but back on Monday

Valerie Watkins is RED if that's okay with everyone?
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I it in front of my computer, sipping my coffee in a feeble attempt to clear away the morning grog. Suddenly, I catch sight of IC and OOC threads for Tragic's PBF!

"YES! Here we go!" I exclaim. "Bring it on!"

Then, I mourn briefly because there will be no cookies.

OOC: I'll take blue, if that's okay with everybody.

 
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Is there room for one more ?
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May we have this shade of brown?
 
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Set you 30 Geek Gold so you can buy an avatar.

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ricky2002 wrote:
Is there room for one more ?


sure I will add you to the list of players
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I wish I could join in, but between work, school and family do not have the time. I am going to have fun watching you guys though!
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Thank you for the geekgold Tragic ! Avatar bought.
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Julian and I would like to use this color, if everyone is alright with that.

Annnd, a quick roll to test that out:

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1d100 = (49) = 49
 
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Can I be orange... like a sunkissed wag sizzling on a beach in magaluf...

test roll...

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how many days can i go without changing my pants? 1d20 = (8) = 8
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Ulfengaard wrote:
Julian and I would like to use this color, if everyone is alright with that.

Annnd, a quick roll to test that out:

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Ulfengaard previously rolled 1d100 = (49) = 49


Sorry I missed your post for some reason.. would you like to play as well?
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Absolutely, so long as there's room. ninja
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I think we might close invitations to the game now.

Ulfengaard wrote:
Absolutely, so long as there's room. ninja


Ok.. sent you 29 GeekGold for an avatar.

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Ok the Wiki is up! You can find a link to it in both the OOC and IC threads.

The idea is that here we will record game orientated information. Things like NPC lists and notes on them, a Beastery of things we have seen. As I create maps for the game, copies will go here. Interesting Plot points you do not want to forget, or would like to come back to, or just thought was cool.

Basically it is a communal notebook for the players.

I will be filling out much of it, though it should be editable to any members of the game. So you can add your own stuff.

The main use of the wiki though is for your individual character sheets. These are not ready yet, but I hope to have them finished asap.

On the main page of the wiki is a list of all the players, plus some very general stats that might be of interest. Are you alive, sane, any small notes. So we at a glace can get a glimpse of the games players.

The name of your player will be a link to a page just for you containing your character sheet. This is where you will record your stats for the game and all the detailed stuff. The page should be easy to edit and just a matter of doing a small edit when needed.

It will look something like this...




Call of Cthulhu 6th Edition - 1920s

Investigator
Name :
Occupation :
Sex/Gender :
Age :
Colleges, Degrees :
Birthplace :
Nationality :
Mental Disorders :

Characteristics & Rolls
STR: DEX: INT: Idea:
CON: APP: POW: Luck:
SIZ: SAN: EDU: Know:
99-Cthulhu Mythos: Damage Bonus:

╔══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗
║ Sanity Points ║
╟──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╣
║Insane 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14║
║15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31║
║32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48║
║49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65║
║66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82║
║83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99║
╚══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝

As you lose points use the strike-through ABC tags to mark out the numbers

╔══════════════════════════════╦══════════════════════════════╗
║ Magic Points ║ Hit Points ║
╟──────────────────────────────╫──────────────────────────────╣
║Unconscious 0 1 2 3 4 ║Dead -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 ║
║5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12║5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12║
║13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20║13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20║
║21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28║21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28║
║29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36║29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36║
║37 38 39 40 41 42 43 ║37 38 39 40 41 42 43 ║
╚══════════════════════════════╩══════════════════════════════╝

As you lose points use the strike-through ABC tags to mark out the numbers

Investigator Skills
( ) Accounting (10%)
( ) Anthropology (01%)
( ) Archaeology (01%)
( ) Art (05%)
( ) Astronomy (01%)
( ) Bargain (05%)
( ) Biology (01%)
( ) Chemistry (01%)
( ) Climb (40%)
( ) Conceal (15%)
( ) Craft (05%)
( ) Credit Rating (15%)
( ) Cthulhu Mythos (00%)
( ) Disguise (01%)
( ) Dodge (Dex X2)
( ) Drive Auto (20%)
( ) Electrical Repair (10%)

( ) Fast Talk (05%)
( ) First Aid (30%)
( ) Geology (01%)
( ) Hide (10%)
( ) History (20%)
( ) Jump (25%)
( ) Law (05%)
( ) Library Use (25%)
( ) Listen (25%)
( ) Locksmith (01%)
( ) Martial Arts (01%)
( ) Mechanical Repair (20%)
( ) Medicine (05%)
( ) Natural History (10%)
( ) Navigate (10%)
( ) Occult (05%)

( ) Operate Heavy Machine (01%)
( ) Other Language (01%)
( ) Own Language (EDU X5%)
( ) Persuade (15%)
( ) Pharmacy (01%)
( ) Photography (10%)
( ) Physics (01%)
( ) Pilot (01%)
( ) Psychoanalysis (01%)
( ) Psychology (05%)
( ) Ride (05%)
( ) Sneak (10%)
( ) Spot Hidden (25%)
( ) Swim (25%)
( ) Throw (25%)
( ) Track (10%)


-Firearms-
( ) Handgun (20%)
( ) Machine Gun (15%)
( ) Rifle (25%)
( ) Shotgun (30%)
( ) SMG (15%)
Place an X in the ( ) when you perform a Check on that skill, or successfully use the skill, as deemed by the Keeper.

Weapons
-Melee- -%- -Damage- -Hnd- -Range- -#ATT- -HP-
( ) Fist (50%) ##% 1d3+db 1 Touch 1 n/a
( ) Grapple (25%) ##% special 2 Touch 1 n/a
( ) Head (10%) ##% 1d4+db 0 Touch 1 n/a
( ) Kick (25%) ##% 1d6+db 0 Touch 1 n/a
( )
( )

-Firearm- -%- -Damage- -Malf- -Range- -#ATT- -HP-
( )
( )
( )
( )
( )
( )
( )

Personal data
Investigator Name :
Residence :
Personal Description :
Family & Friends :
Episodes of Insanity :
Wounds & Injuries :
Marks & scars :

Investigator History
This is the background to your character

Income & Savings
Income :
Cash on Hand :
Savings :
Personal Property :
Real Estate :

Adventuring Gear & Possessions
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Mythos Tomes Read
-
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Magical Artifacts
-
-
-

Spells Known
-
-
-

Drafted by Katastrophy9 2014-08-28, RPGG PbF version 1.0




Even if you haven't made your characters yet, maybe you could decide on a name so I can start adding your character sheets to the wiki.

Roll for Cookies 1d100 = (30) = 30 / 60 -> HA! I get cookies!
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Here's the links, again, to the character creation vids by Gareth:

http://youtu.be/WVdTro6vaEQ - Part One
http://youtu.be/loyC6bcqAug - Part Two



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Hi T,

I created a character with a quick clickety-click on an ios app. Can I use this one ? If so, he's an artist called Henri Duchamp.... he was pretty average in stats, not too pretty and not too strong, but best stat is power 16.

If we'd rather do BGG-roly-thing for characters I'm happy to redo, as it's quite fun seeing what comes out. What should we be doing to create our character ?

EDIT: nice work so far. I see we are on a ship bound from New York to Cairo, so I thought my sculptor might be headed off to do some research, sketches, a bit of digging into egyptology, so that's his thing... he has a beneficiary who has commisioned him to produce for her a piece of egyptian sculpture, rich American, and it was her who paid for the trip...
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This is gonna be great!

Quick test roll: Sanity 1d100 = (90) = 90

Text Test
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Your more than welcome to do you sheets offline if you like. Though you may publicly roll for them in the OCC thread as well if you prefer.

I would ask that you please write out your player sheet to begin with. You do not need to formate it, just put in the relevant information. I am happy to do the upkeep for the sheet once the game starts.
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TragicTheBlathering wrote:
Ok.. sent you 29 GeekGold for an avatar.


Man... awesome. Thanks for that.

Wanted to let you know that I tried twice to load in my character sheet to the wiki, but it acts like it never happened. Since I've never worked with a BGG wiki before, am I missing something? I just 'Edit', type it out, and 'Save', right?
 
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Character Name: Doug "Mack" Gridgers, Freelance Freemason
 
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