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  • Hi! I'm here, but I'm sorry to say I can't be much help. Fiddle around with it and see how it works. If there's a vanilla extension you'd like installed to make it easier to find your threads (which I can see would be a problem with some of these l…
  • Hi, just wanted to say I'm still here, still interested. Possibly Lance isn't checking this forum as often as he should be.
  • I'd be keen to play through one cycle of play, and then see how we go from there. The hardest thing for play-by-post is maintaining enthusiasm. I've found that short games, with a clear end-state, are preferable for this, which is why I prefer to …
  • Hi Lance, I'm cautiously interested in this. I don't have a lot of time for posting (maybe one or two posts a day, at most) and I've had really bad experiences with play-by-posts getting really long and gruelling. How much material do you think w…
  • Hey, just to let you guys know, I'm still here. My schedule has changed a lot (I've moved back to New Zealand) which means I have a lot less time, but I'm still maintaining the forum.
  • Star Patrol veteran +1 Superhuman reactions and dexterity +1 Three Bonus Dice Let's go!
  • If you don't mind me butting in, rugrsi, I think that the problems you're experiencing are kind of endemic to play-by-post. I've noticed that some things tend to work better than others though. Here's some things that cause problems: Multiple Pla…
  • His pistols are on a bench near the bed, and Todak snatches them up. His jump boots are still on his legs. The old man dives for cover, and Todak follows him. Bullets rip through the shack, leaving beams of sunlight in their wake. Todak springs …
  • Emma, that was awesome. I'm kinda jazzed about this game all over again.
  • "Listen, there's not much time. A lot has happened since you went under. They're rounding folk up, taking 'em to the cities. They say it's for saftey, but folks've been disappearing. All us mountain folk are being arrested. They're saying we're…
  • A single drop of blood runs down the blade of the rusted scalpel. The only sound in the shack is the hard breathing of Todak and the old man. Todak repeats the question: "Who are you? Why did you bring me here?" The fear and surprise and pain c…
  • Read surface thoughts and emotions +1 Star Patrol veteran +1 Superhuman reactions and dexterity +1 Two Bonus Dice Roll it!
  • Oh man. This is not your game. The light in Todak's eyes is blinding. He tries to raise a hand to shade his eyes, but he finds it's tied down. He's strapped to a table. "Sorry about that, Mister." A voice comes from somewhere above Todak's head…
  • Yeah, that's perfect. The airlock punches Todak out into space, and suddenly everything is silent. The only sound is Todak's breath inside the mask. The pod is translucent around him, and as it slowly spins, he can see the station revolving slowl…
  • Ouch. You can't catch a break, can you? The cop's body is riddled with bullets before he can blink. But the man refuses to die. His fist clenches on the needle pistol, and Todak feels a dozen cold spikes of pain punch into his abdomen. Teeth gr…
  • Awesome. Cold, but awesome. I figure whever happens he's toast, it's just about whether there are complications. Star Patrol veteran +1 Superhuman reactions and dexterity +1 Two Bonus Dice Do your worst.
  • It is intimidating. Does it help if the posts are shorter? What if we try to keep posts to no more than a few hundred words - say, around 200 or less?
  • There weren't many of them, at first, and they kept to themselves. Quiet children. But they grew. They became quiet adults. They didn't talk much, not even to each other. But they found their way into the right positions. Never in front of the…
  • Yeah, you needed a break. Ok, he bounds up through support gantries, laser blasts cutting through the beams just seconds behind him. Finally, running down a glassteel access tunnel on the ouside of the station, he finds what he's looking for - an …
  • Ok, there's definitely a means of escape up there. The question is can you get to it without any kind of trouble? Haunted by memories of the first Sathar war +2 Star Patrol veteran +1 Superhuman reactions and dexterity +1 Two Bonus Dice Roll it!
  • Grumnash cursed to himself under his breath. Bursting in on that campfire had been a mistake. He was still not really sure why he did it. Counting Coup should be the last thing on his mind now. But the loss of his warriors stung him. He couldn'…
  • Hi Brand, Thanks for posting. To be honest, I kind of feel like the problem here is as much the game as the players. Heck, even I feel intimidated by posting, and that's probably a bad sign. It just seems like playing the game is quite a lot of …
  • Oh, you poor guy. The last thoughts you can glean are of the woman's family, before she was enslaved. A husband, a child, somewhere on the station. You're dragged away from your desperate search by the warning claxon. The crowd is frenzied now, …
  • Ok, Read Surface Thoughts +1 Star Patrol Veteran +1 Haunted by memories of the Sathar War +2 Two bonus dice.
  • Ha! The slugthrower bucks Todak's hand as he runs toward the mind slave, but the bullets are mis-aimed. They tear into her chest and neck instead, and she falls in a spray of blood. What would have been a tackle turns into a scramble to apply pre…
  • Ok, I reckon you've got: Star Patrol veteran +1 Crack shot with double slugthwrowers +1 Superhuman reactions and dexterity +1 I'll give you a single bonus die. Also, the mind slave was originally female.
  • Awesome. The mind-slave looks at you. You can feel sheds of its human identity, screaming in horror at what it's done. The slave raises its pistol, and points it at its own head. Its face is strangely serene. Her finger twitches on the trigger.
  • At first they didn't understand the deaths - the bodies stripped of their flesh, ragged organs hanging free, clothes untouched. They hid from the darkness, travelled in groups. They tried to stay safe, and told each other stories of what lurked in…
  • The orcish warrior snatched her up, and Ellenna felt its hand, vice-like, over her face. She kicked and tried to bite, but to no avail. The thing snarled in her ear in its brutal and harsh language. But miraculously, it didn't kill her. A moment…
  • Ellenna awoke to the sound of voices, human voices. She peered out from beneath the branches covering her. The elves were gone. A spray of sparks from the flint had driven back the plant-thing, and she had run, trying not to hear the dying scream…