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Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 8 '07, 4:18am
Replies: 46
Views: 1,153
Posted By Xeryn
Played well, that would be awesome. My...

Played well, that would be awesome.

My Discworld game had a character concept that was both awesome and unplayable in the long term - a dwarf fighter who wanted to be a bard but could not play...
Forum: Game Planning Oct 31 '07, 3:31am
Replies: 46
Views: 812
Posted By Xeryn
Perfectly feasible. The last game I ran, all of...

Perfectly feasible. The last game I ran, all of the PCs were from Earth.
Forum: Games & Ads Oct 30 '07, 9:26am
Replies: 95
Views: 1,771
Posted By Xeryn
I'd just like to say: I hate you all. It's...

I'd just like to say: I hate you all.

It's REALLY hard filtering down all these submissions. Please be advised - if I didn't pick you, it's not that your submission wasn't fantastic, because it...
Forum: Games & Ads Oct 30 '07, 8:52am
Replies: 95
Views: 1,771
Posted By Xeryn
Thanks folks. Assignment is handed in (all...

Thanks folks.

Assignment is handed in (all 7500 words of it), I can now get on to looking at the backlog of non-uni-related stuff I have to deal with. :)
Forum: Games & Ads Oct 29 '07, 6:30pm
Replies: 95
Views: 1,771
Posted By Xeryn
Just a note for anyone feeling rejected - I...

Just a note for anyone feeling rejected - I haven't actually gone over the submissions in enough detail to make any decisions yet. My last university assignment until about March is due in fourteen...
Forum: Games & Ads Oct 28 '07, 5:17am
Replies: 95
Views: 1,771
Posted By Xeryn
In before deadline because I slept late. ;) ...

In before deadline because I slept late. ;)

Applications are now closed. Thank you, everyone, I'll be in touch.
Forum: Games & Ads Oct 27 '07, 5:42am
Replies: 95
Views: 1,771
Posted By Xeryn
OK, I'm tallying submissions from: Plugsy ...

OK, I'm tallying submissions from:

Plugsy
Medusa
Garak Nightblade
Morrigan
Azhmodai
Dumptruck
thepeasant
Ed_Wood
Forum: Games & Ads Oct 27 '07, 5:34am
Replies: 101
Views: 2,315
Posted By Xeryn
I think it'll probably work out, in the end. ...

I think it'll probably work out, in the end. Some characters won't necessarily have a lot to add at briefings, but hey, they'll be kept in the loop.

I'll profile the key NPCs of the Engineering...
Forum: Games & Ads Oct 27 '07, 4:58am
Replies: 95
Views: 1,771
Posted By Xeryn
I do not have any Darksun books, so no. Eberron...

I do not have any Darksun books, so no. Eberron books I can handle and I'll allow constructs, but do bear in mind that you will not make friends easily...
Forum: Game Planning Oct 26 '07, 12:46pm
Replies: 46
Views: 812
Posted By Xeryn
I may be going for more players and a lower...

I may be going for more players and a lower frequency requirement. In Amber, it helps to have time to plan, especially since you're guaranteed to be playing characters more intelligent than you are....
Forum: Games & Ads Oct 26 '07, 12:44pm
Replies: 95
Views: 1,771
Posted By Xeryn
Plugsy: Excellent. I'm allowing Heroes of...

Plugsy: Excellent.

I'm allowing Heroes of Horror but not Tome of Magic, as I haven't read/access to ToM yet.

I'll be going over applications on Sunday, +8GMT, so you've got till the end of the...
Forum: Games & Ads Oct 26 '07, 10:36am
Replies: 95
Views: 1,771
Posted By Xeryn
Ah yes, so I was. There's a certain difficulty...

Ah yes, so I was. There's a certain difficulty in it, but it rests on the difference between what your character recalls and what actually happened. The Mists are remote, they don't manifest to...
Forum: Games & Ads Oct 26 '07, 6:53am
Replies: 95
Views: 1,771
Posted By Xeryn
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Game Planning Oct 26 '07, 6:50am
Replies: 46
Views: 812
Posted By Xeryn
Zizij: Nope. This is still a Game Planning...

Zizij: Nope. This is still a Game Planning thread, not an advertisement, even.

Pulindar: If you state your character objectives, then yes, I can tell you if you're on track to meet them. But...
Forum: Game Planning Oct 26 '07, 2:16am
Replies: 46
Views: 812
Posted By Xeryn
See, the whole point is to get away from this...

See, the whole point is to get away from this ranking concept. You can still be good at things. You can judge what's meaningful relative to the value placed at Amberite over Human ranks of...
Forum: Game Planning Oct 26 '07, 2:03am
Replies: 46
Views: 812
Posted By Xeryn
Yes, but you know that everyone is starting off...

Yes, but you know that everyone is starting off with the same base points. If you really want to build your character as the strongest Amberite of his generation, you're going to put the bulk of...
Forum: Game Planning Oct 25 '07, 6:13pm
Replies: 46
Views: 812
Posted By Xeryn
Which is why the DM is needed to arbitrate direct...

Which is why the DM is needed to arbitrate direct conflict. Seriously, it's not that important to have the rankings. Setting aside the metagame factor - assuming there was a strict ranking setup,...
Forum: Game Planning Oct 25 '07, 6:23am
Replies: 46
Views: 812
Posted By Xeryn
Knowledge of the events in the book is definitely...

Knowledge of the events in the book is definitely not necessary - your character wasn't a part of those events, after all, and will quite possibly have been raised in Shadow, so knowing Amber itself...
Forum: Game Planning Oct 25 '07, 4:43am
Replies: 46
Views: 812
Posted By Xeryn
By the auction system, in the rules, whoever wins...

By the auction system, in the rules, whoever wins is ALWAYS the best, which... no.

What you know in-character you will know. You might know that such-and-such has kicked your butt in the past;...
Forum: Games & Ads Oct 24 '07, 1:04pm
Replies: 95
Views: 1,771
Posted By Xeryn
No, I'd rather not use the traits/flaws rules.

No, I'd rather not use the traits/flaws rules.
Forum: Gaming Discussion Oct 24 '07, 9:24am
Replies: 41
Views: 1,272
Posted By Xeryn
In a lot of campaigns, there's a strong emphasis...

In a lot of campaigns, there's a strong emphasis towards combat actions and a Diplomacy-oriented character has limited opportunities to make use of their strengths outside of a combat situation. If...
Forum: Game Planning Oct 24 '07, 4:08am
Replies: 46
Views: 812
Posted By Xeryn
You don't *have* to make up your own realms. If...

You don't *have* to make up your own realms. If you do, whether they are/become known to other players very much depends. For example, in a previous game, I had a character who had a Shadow of her...
Forum: Games & Ads Oct 24 '07, 4:02am
Replies: 95
Views: 1,771
Posted By Xeryn
Sounds good, Hammerfist. PM me if you like,...

Sounds good, Hammerfist. PM me if you like, there are some differences to clerical magic in Ravenloft (which, in character, you'll find out when you try things and they happen weirdly, but I'm happy...
Forum: Game Planning Oct 23 '07, 5:37pm
Replies: 46
Views: 812
Posted By Xeryn
Pulindar - you can use that sheet if you wish. ...

Pulindar - you can use that sheet if you wish. I've always just been accustomed to using a set of notes. With all of four Attributes and no more than a handful of Powers to keep track of, a full-on...
Forum: Game Planning Oct 23 '07, 5:34pm
Replies: 46
Views: 812
Posted By Xeryn
You can assure yourself of having a *high*...

You can assure yourself of having a *high* strength - just put the bulk of your points in it. All PCs will have the same number of points to play with, so just direct your emphasis towards Strength....
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