Wings of Redemption

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So, what are everyone’s plans for this Friday? I’m free, as usual, from roughly 2:30 on, though like Ethan I’d prefer 3:30 or so but I can theoretically be around earlier.

Also, anyone else getting really screwy RSS updates? I am just getting the articles from last week!

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well greg is working 2-10 pm tomorrow _; gotta love his boss…

next week is finals for the 4 of us so sunday is prolly out and then lowell prolly wants to go to fanime on the following weekend…

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It’s true, Greg’s boss sucks. I’m actually free Sunday, late afternoon. I’d have Monday for cramming and such.

And yes, Fanime’s a possibility.

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Hopefully next week I’ll have enough time to get my version of maptool playable, then. Because my finals are the first two weeks of June, so our usable Fridays may be few and far between (though if I’m the only one with issues in early June, I’ll play.)

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I’m probably busy this Sun, but if we get a solid time and I know it by Friday, I can free up my schedule, but certainly not before 2PM and I can’t stay past 10 or so.

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It might be just as well that we’re not playing this week – usually I have a bunch of stuff due just before finals, which means that for a week or two before finals I’m a lot busier than normal. Guess what? Finals start exactly one week from Friday. Next Friday I should be pretty free, but this week it might be nice to have that extra day to work.

My RSS feed isn’t all that messed up, from what I can tell. I don’t actually USE it, however, because a) all the important stuff goes to email, and b) IT ONLY GIVES AN ALERT THE FIRST TIME SOMEONE EDITS A PAGE!!!

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Oh, and just to state it explicitly: I am PERFECTLY FINE playing during finals week. It’s usually pretty stress-free, because I only have to study and/or remember things (easy, takes very little time), and have no homework to do (takes more time).

Dunno about Nick, Will, Greg and Lowell, though.

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Yeah, I’ll play my finals week, then. I don’t usually even bother with the studying, I just have to make my parents not question why I’m playing games (living at home has its disadvantages)

as for only alerts for first edit, be glad. I edit things 50 times in quick succession because I often screw up formatting! And I actually get nothing in email except PMs. Do you get anything else? I have “enable email updates” checked, but I get nothing, which makes me sad :(

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lol, yeah, I do much the same thing. To be honest, I think I’ve actually forgotten about every single linear algebra test this semester, until the day of the test – which has worked out quite well. Oh, btw, bit of advice: unless you LIKE abstract math and logic, and can think of a world in which (a+b) != (b+a), do NOT take linear algebra if you can help it. I’m pretty sure this doesn’t apply to Dylan, but I dunno what the rest of you are majoring in. Dylan, you make sure that you DO take it :P.

I’d like at least an alert for first edit each day. I get updates for PMs and adventure log comments. Those are really the only important things, because wiki updates are way too flaky anyway with OP’s current system. Thus, a manual Recent Changes page…

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Ah, see, I don’t get email for adventure log, so I have to either depend on my RSS or just lurk on the site. tho I just realized that my phone gets the RSS updates within an hour r so, so it must be my computer failing. I did hack my RSS reader to check 6x more frequently than it is supposed to, maybe I’m just flooding their server with requests? I’d expect them to handle a request every 5mins, tho…

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Oh, and actually, having (a+b)!=(b+a) is common for me, due to computer programming. (“foo”“bar”)!=(“bar”“foo”) after all. So, I’m used to that (and in C++ where you can write your own operator+ that does whatever you want, you tend to stop trusting your math identities!!

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Why’d it underline and remove my plusses? I’m not in the mood to fight the fomatring, tho :(

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So, how’s this week looking?

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Finals thurs & fri =x

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so…. you should be free friday night, then, rite? </manipulative bastard>

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Assuming I’m not brain dead, yes.

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:)

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Yeah, it’ll be a great way to unwind after finals, right? Or blow off steam, as the case may be.

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I’m home, so if you guys feel up for a session, just email me.

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I’m up for a round.

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Ethan and I are on already, no one else is here (yet?)

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Will has a dentists until ~3:30 at the earliest prolly

not sure whats up with gregz

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WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, gnoll crits aside that went well; called greg back and he confirmed that he doesn’t really feel like play (especially if he’ll just be “weaker than the rest of us for the rest of the game” (not true though since he had epic stats <.<) but w/e) so we can go ahead with our dues ex machina plan of action lol.

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Alright, that just leaves one question: do we want him dead, alive-but-not-able-to-continue-on (certainly reasonable given the state he’s in and the difficulty involved in getting a Resurrection spell), or turned into a dragon that will mysteriously vanish and then reappear once Flinn is ready to start riding the scaled beasties?

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I vote door #3! =D, Plus it’d be pretty freaking coming back as a dragon, i could understand having to take a while to learn just how to WORK your new body (hell you randomly have 3 new appendages now!)

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Well, heading back to Asëa’s home town might be a fun twist, though that would force me/us to figure out more about the wood elves sooner rather than later. Still, it might be fun. I really think it will be next to impossible to convince Asëa and Flinn to not want to revive him, so Druids are the cheapest option. As for why the dragon disappears… maybe the “Elders” (I.e. the handful of druids who lead the community) imposed some form of thing to do? In the other game I’m playing, a character died at level 2, and we couldn’t afford the res, so our DM waived the cost in return for having a Cleric cast Quest/Gaes on one of us. Alas, there are no nifty druid spells like that, but who’s to say there isn’t cleric or two in the wood elf village? It could be cast on Dice post-reincarnate, and force him to, I dunno, go and make up for his past banditry somehow? just a random thought.

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Hey Ethan, do you know what happens if we add the PC’s as NPCs? for example, I was able to edit Daryl’s page (for grammar), so if we made all the PC’s also NPC’s, I might be able to edit them all (to maintain detailed pages), and they might just stay in the party roster? I just don’t want to make then NPCs and then lose them out of the party roster on this page.

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Also, while we are talking about the new facing rules, do we want to do the shield rules as well? I say yes for realism, but then I won’t ever have a shield.

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None of us use one afaik

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Flinn has one in his list of gear, but then his scythe is 2 handed, so yeah….

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Yeah, option #2 is boring – it’s a cheap, tacked-on feel good ending that doesn’t even have any flair. It’s a cop-out, basically.

Option #1 would make for a good story, but we’re not just story-tellers. We’re also participants in the world, and it would be a shame to see Dice’s dreams go unfulfilled like that.

So, Reincarnate and come up with a none-lame reason for him to not adventure with the party, then?

I’m not sure what happens if the PCs get added as NPCs, actually. Should we try it and see if it works out?

Hmm, variant shield rules? Yeah, we can try them – I’m not terribly opposed or anything. It makes shields a bit weaker, though, so I might consider buffing their AC bonuses slightly.

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OK, I made at testing character, which I made a PC and an NPC, and it didn’t look like it broke anything, so I deleted the testing character, and marked Asëa also as an NPC. Nick (or anyone besides Ethan), can you tell me if you are allowed to edit her now, since she is an NPC? If so, I’d like everyone to mark their characters as NPC’s in this game, then I can manage everyone’s character sheets.

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Yep I can edit the page

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Awesome. Ok, everyone, make your characters NPCs and I can manage everyone’s character pages. and SEND ME ALL YOUR CHARACTER INFO, PEOPLE!

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Hmm, Nick, it says you added Miithi has an NPC, but I don’t see him in the NPC list and cannot edit. Wanna try again? Go to Miithi’s page, and in the right sidebar there is the “add as NPC to campaign” drop down menu thingee, click Unnamed World, etc. Coz Miithi isn’t showing up as an NPC in the campaign to me….

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w00t! My evil plan worked! HAX!

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Added Flinn. All the character info should be on there. Oh, wanted to add an exp counter in there somewhere, to keep track.

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I’ve got a separate XP page on the Wiki, because it is a lot easier to edit everyone on the same page (I realize there is an XP counter on Asëa’s page, but it is already out of date and will be removed later today). If you really want your own XP on your page, it isn’t hard to add, but I cannot guarantee I’ll remember to edit it when we get XP (whereas with it on the master XP page, it is impossible to forget anyone’s).

Also, you and Boots need to fight over the remaining items (also on the XP and treasure page). I will add items we get to character pages when they are claimed by characters, of course (oh, and if anyone wants to raise a fuss about Asëa grabbing the bow and the arrow, feel free. I have no problem letting someone else use them if you want them)

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Ethan, permission to study the Light Warhorse entry to add to Flinn’s character page when I rewrite it for him?

Flinn: Of your three feats, how are they selected? You’ve got Mounted Combat, Ride-by, and Weapon Focus. One of those is a standard level 1 character feat, one is a Fighter Bonus Feat, and one is a Human (racial) Bonus Feat. Also, which 4 of your skill points are your Racial (Human) bonuses? These things matter, because technically you lose anything racial on any transforms, and someone may want to cast a transform on you at some point.

Quoting an email Ethan sent me on the subject (a long long time ago), he said, “I’d say that things like a human’s bonus skill points (or, say, dwarven bonuses against goblins, elven weapon proficiencies…) are more cultural rather than biological, and should thus generally stay with the mind rather than the body – i.e., they’re retained through Reincarnation, Polymorphing, that sort of thing. The exception to that is the human’s bonus feat: it should be treated just like any other bonus feat”. I doubt the distinction will matter for skill points, but it might at some point, so it doesn’t hurt to decide what they are!

So, this means that a transform to a non-human shape means you lose your human Bonus Feat while in a non-human form, so do not pick the base of a chain of Feats you want as your racial one! (the Feat comes back when you return to your normal shape, of course). Conversely, any non-human transforming to a human shape gains a temporary racial bonus feat, just like any other racial stuff…........

So, choose wisely! Looking at the feats you have, Ride By is probably the least devastating loss if you transform (only one other feat, Spirited Charge, lists it as a prereq, whereas Focus and Mounted are used by everything)

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Yeah, permission to look at the light warhorse page granted.

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