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FlyingCow
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Wow. People are just coming out of the woodwork now that the deadline is getting close. I went from having three characters to choose from and a fear that I'd be shorthanded to an overabundance!

It's good, though, cuz that means I can pick some really good characters. [Big Grin]

Right now I have ten characters in my inbox, and more I've heard are on the way.

At the rate things are going, I'll have ten more by tonight. Then another twenty by tomorrow. It's exponential growth as the deadline nears.

[ January 30, 2004, 04:46 PM: Message edited by: FlyingCow ]

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Boo-ya!

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Noemon
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I'd be interested to hear other people's back stories, if they'd be willing to share.
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I've got to tell you, Bob, you didn't originally make my game precisely because I couldn't think of a way to make your "man from the future" proposal work in my setting. IMO, you don't want to create a character whose story revolves around himself; this makes it harder for other characters to connect to that story.
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Noemon
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Wasn't there a cartoon in the back of Dragon back in the late '80s that revolved around a guy from our world warped into an AD&D world? I remember liking it (along with Snarfquest, Wormy, and the Phil Foglio (was that his name?) stuff)
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I am so tempted to send in a back story for Fred, the Half-Dragon fighter.
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If you are overloaded with characters, I can just back out.

But I did want to spectate. Will you be posting the stuff as saxon75 does with Overlook?

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Noemon
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Don't back out Elaine! If I get in, I'd love to be in the same campaign with you.

Who has applied so far?

I hope there'll be a sakeriver style archive; I can imagine that that would be an incredibly useful resource for players.

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I've offered to host an archive for Matt, but I have told him that I will probably want someone else to compile the daily digests, especially if I'm not in the campaign. Whoever acts as the archivist should contact me for my formatting requirements.

I'm also going to set up a forwarding account at sakeriver to act as a mailing list for the players, which I'll gladly admin even if I'm not in the game.

Actually, now that more people have submitted sketches I probably won't be in. But it should be fun to watch.

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I'd love to watch it too, so I'm all for Mike keeping an archive or sorts. I haven't sent in a bio but seeing how many people have I think I'm going to back out of this game. Share the wealth and all.
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Okay, I'll submit then.
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Thanks to everyone who submitted a character idea.

Ten people submitted, but I chose six Ė the maximum I think I can effectively run. So, I had to decide who to keep. There is nothing personal here, just who would be the best fit for this particular game.

So, the final party is as follows, in alphabetical order:

Buchek, barbarian of the grassland wilds left for dead by his people, hoping to find his lost tribe (played by Noemon)

Erk, jovial dwarven cleric of Clangeddin Silverbeard seeking to offer his deityís aid to the lost settlers, or to give them last rites (played by Slash)

Holn, an orphaned mage from the grassland wilds who goes east in search of his destiny, at his dying mentorís wish (played by eslaine)

Kayla, a halfling who wishes to give up her thieving ways to become a master of the fiddle (played by Suneun)

Telwyn, orphaned half-elf ranger looking east to find his fatherís people (played by saxon75)

Toltec, a fighter/wizard escaped from the gladiatorial pits of Abeson, looking to flee from the city and also search out his motherís people to the east (played by a non-Hatrack friend of mine)

Surprisingly, a bunch of people wanted to play a Bard, which is surprising for a frontier/nature campaign. And there was only one cleric and two rangers (which are probably the most needed members of a party heading into uncharted wilds Ė a healer and a guide).

Those of you who are playing, Iíll be sending out an administrative email shortly. Iím devoting this week to technical details and a refining of backgrounds (Iím gonna give you some extra stuff that ties in to your histories). We will ideally start next Monday.

For those who wish to spectate, please send email to RynDrythorn@aol.com (NOT to the email listed in my profile) and Iíll write down your name to put on the list. I already have Bob the Lawyer, ScottR and Raia sharing a box seat (the hot dog vendor will be around shortly).

[ January 31, 2004, 05:26 PM: Message edited by: FlyingCow ]

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Wow. Slash's gonna be silly-busy.
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Tom, thanks for the pointer. I didn't even remember doing that.

I decided not to send in a profile. THIS TIME.

But I'd like to spectate so that I can learn for NEXT TIME.

One of these days, I'll actually get to play D&D.

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aw man bob, woulda been kinda fun if you were in our game.

especially if you were playing a fern.

or a teapot.

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Actually, you remind me a bit of Simkin, in ways...

Simkin is a character in the Darksword trilogy by Weis and Hickman.

He becomes a teapot at some point, I believe. And a tree.

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Actually, Bob, I'm dropping a few inactive players from the game right now and consequently am re-contacting people who're on the waiting list. [Smile] I'd've E-mailed you about it already, except you keep your E-mail private.

If you're still interested, send in another character concept and I'll take a look at it. *grin*

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Anyone who's interested in seeing the initial prologues of the new D&D game can view them at www.sakeriver.com/cowgame.

While we haven't offically started all as a group, that will be coming shortly.

Just FYI.

[Hat]

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Wait a minute, you have no wizards.

For shame! [No No]

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TomDavidson
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Actually, my game currently has no wizards, either. It's kind of weird, now that I think about it.
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Yes Tom, I know. And it has me greatly worried.

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What kind of lame-o plays wizards, anyway?
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Someone who wants to play an interesting character instead of those self-righteous priests, useless rogues, or ham-brained fighters [Wink]

Actually, I don't preferentially play wizards, I was just surprised to see them absent.

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That's it, I'm taking back the healing I just cast on you.
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Matt's non-hatrack friend is playing a fighter/wizard, right? And Erik is playing a magic user of some sort. What are you guys talking about?
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Of course, it's pretty likely that you guys know something I don't know, since I'm trying to refrain from reading the various characters' solo adventures.

[ February 10, 2004, 10:06 AM: Message edited by: Noemon ]

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I typically play wizards, thief/wizards, or monk/psionicists. Playing any flavor of fighter is a real departure for me. It'll be fun for a change, but I'm going to really miss doing creative things with a limited selection of spells.

I've found "grease" to be one of the most useful non-offensive spells available.

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Holn is a sorcerer. Not quite a wizard, but the same spells and such.

He also does not need to prepare said spells to cast them.

It's a trade off, but he has levels in Knowledge (arcane and planes). His spellcraft ability is not light either.

Very nearly a wizard. [Big Grin]

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>> That's it, I'm taking back the healing I just cast on you. <<

Pfft. Cure LIGHT? What kind of priest are you, anyway? Bah.

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There are two characters not yet present on the prologue page - Erik's character Holn (sorcerer 4) and my non-jatrequero friend's character Toltec (wizard 2/ fighter2). Both of these started later than the rest, so were not bundled with the other descriptions.

Granted, lots more has happened at the Singing Anvil, since, too. I'll have more on Holn, Toltec and the Singing Anvil up by the end of the week (that is to say, I'll have it sent to saxon by then, so he can post it).

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Ooh! Another magic user.
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twinky: Look what happened to the last guy he cast Heal X Wounds on.

Want to end up charcoal?

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You trying to say that twinky's evil and needs a good striking down by Pelor?
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Look, I'm the one who plays with fire, not you [Razz]
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Playing with fire, eh? That reminds me...

[goes off to write up the next round]

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This does not bode well.
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How 'bout a little fire, Rennik?
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Little fire never hurt no one... except maybe Sa'id...
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I lost my first hit points of the game [Frown]
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You'd best have large piles of healing spells available...
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That was quite a hurty-drowny-owy thing.
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