Tuesday, September 28, 2010

9-28-10 Prelude to Wednesday session.

All right, Me and Nonny had a prelude session to Wednesdays session so she wouldn't be behind in character points OR hopelessly lost with what was happening. Hope you enjoy the read.
(Just found out there are 'jump breaks'... yay!

[9/27/2010 10:49:14 PM] Inanna R: Here, see if this makes sense
[9/27/2010 10:49:16 PM] Inanna R: Name: John S. Renfield, Esq.
Age: 21
Player: Nonny
Concept: Green detective-wannabe
Virtue: Faith
Vice: Pride
Chronicle: ???
Faction: Mundane
Group Name: ???


Intelligence +2
Wits +3
Resolve +0

Strength +0
Dexterity +2
Stamina +1

Presence +0
Manipulation +2
Composure +2



Academic +2
Computer +1
Investigation +4
Politics +1
Science +3


Brawl +1
Larceny +1
Stealth +2


Empathy +2
Intimidation +1
Persuasion +2
Socialize +1
Subterfuge +1

Skill Specialties:
1. Investigation: Deduction
2. Science: Chemistry
3. Larceny: Lockpicking

Health: 7
Initiative: 6
Speed: 9
Willpower: 4

Encyclopedic Knowledge (4)
Unseen Sense (3) -- determine exacts later


Addiction (amphetamines -- Adderall, periodically injected cocaine)
[9/27/2010 10:49:26 PM] Cori Eby: you know, if you get a fillable PDF char sheet and save it like that, I could print it out here.
[9/27/2010 10:50:27 PM] Cori Eby: it's... really kinda a basic setup... I like it.
[9/27/2010 10:50:32 PM] Cori Eby: unseen sense?
[9/27/2010 10:51:44 PM] Inanna R: You can get a fillable version?
[9/27/2010 10:51:59 PM] Inanna R: I like having the stats in pencil, I'll do it myself tomorrow, s'alright
[9/27/2010 10:52:07 PM] Inanna R: Haven't figured out the specifics on that one yet -- you need the summary?
[9/27/2010 10:52:20 PM] Cori Eby: I'm looking through the book now.
[9/27/2010 10:52:31 PM] Inanna R: Last of the Mental merits, I think
[9/27/2010 10:53:23 PM] Inanna R: And yeah, he is pretty basic, but that was sort of the point. He's kind of a dumb kid despite his natural ability.
[9/27/2010 10:56:51 PM] Cori Eby: all right, what supernatural thing is your unseen sense for?
[9/27/2010 10:57:13 PM] Cori Eby: or do you want to decide this as we do the prelude session?
[9/27/2010 11:03:08 PM] Inanna R: I haven't decided yet
[9/27/2010 11:03:18 PM] Inanna R: So, figuring it out in the prelude would work great
[9/27/2010 11:04:55 PM] Cori Eby: cool
[9/27/2010 11:05:14 PM] Cori Eby: ok... we're using minneapolis as the place where we start.
[9/27/2010 11:05:22 PM] Cori Eby: but we're not really using the actual terrain.
[9/27/2010 11:05:28 PM] Inanna R: Kay
[9/27/2010 11:05:38 PM] Cori Eby: so things may be slightly confusing... and I won't name things much.
[9/27/2010 11:05:54 PM] Cori Eby: well, I might, but they might not reflect the actual places
[9/27/2010 11:06:00 PM] Inanna R: I'll figure it out
[9/27/2010 11:06:01 PM] Cori Eby: probably won't actually.
[9/27/2010 11:06:02 PM] Cori Eby: ok
[9/27/2010 11:06:16 PM] Inanna R: I don't know the city near as well as I ought anyhow
[9/27/2010 11:07:19 PM] Cori Eby: So, as a kind of 'training' excersize you took on the prestigious mission of finding a cat. (Might not be so prestigious for you, I don't know... your call.)
[9/27/2010 11:07:35 PM] Cori Eby: roll me investigation, please.
[9/27/2010 11:08:25 PM] Inanna R: Gimme a sec to find a generator, I have no dice on hand
[9/27/2010 11:08:32 PM] Cori Eby: ok
[9/27/2010 11:09:48 PM] Inanna R: So, lemme see if I understand the rules...
[9/27/2010 11:10:06 PM] Inanna R: I roll four dice for my investigation score?
[9/27/2010 11:10:28 PM] Cori Eby: plus your wits.
[9/27/2010 11:10:31 PM] Cori Eby: in dice
[9/27/2010 11:10:45 PM] Cori Eby: and 8's, 9's and 10's are successes.
[9/27/2010 11:11:00 PM] Cori Eby: if you roll a 10, it c ounts as a success AND you get to roll it again
[9/27/2010 11:11:12 PM] Inanna R: So... seven, then? Aright...
[9/27/2010 11:11:32 PM] Inanna R: Pfff
[9/27/2010 11:11:39 PM] Inanna R: 3, 4, 5
[9/27/2010 11:11:51 PM] Inanna R: 1, 6, 3, 2
[9/27/2010 11:12:07 PM] Inanna R: I do not like this generator
[9/27/2010 11:12:11 PM] Inanna R: >[
[9/27/2010 11:12:14 PM] Cori Eby: haha
[9/27/2010 11:12:27 PM] Cori Eby: all right, that's the first hour, roll again... or stop.
[9/27/2010 11:13:19 PM] Inanna R: I'll roll again
[9/27/2010 11:13:22 PM] Inanna R: Gonna find this damn cat
[9/27/2010 11:13:38 PM] Inanna R: Ahah
[9/27/2010 11:13:39 PM] Inanna R: 9,10,4,7,8,3,4,3,2,9
[9/27/2010 11:13:44 PM] Inanna R: Much better this time
[9/27/2010 11:14:06 PM] Inanna R: Pffft. Ten rerolls to a one.
[9/27/2010 11:14:33 PM] Cori Eby: 4 successes means you've found some clues... people have seen it. You've tracked it down to a shed in an abandoned yard.
[9/27/2010 11:14:57 PM] Cori Eby: the yard is as well kept as the house... to say it's decrepit is an understatement.
[9/27/2010 11:15:23 PM] Cori Eby: nows the time to tell me what that unseen sense is, or do you want me to determine it?
[9/27/2010 11:16:07 PM] Inanna R: Either way would work, really...
[9/27/2010 11:16:14 PM] Inanna R: How specific does it have to be, do you think?
[9/27/2010 11:16:36 PM] Cori Eby: fairly specific, Although, if you promise to put more points into it I can make it less specific.
[9/27/2010 11:16:56 PM] Inanna R: Nah...
[9/27/2010 11:17:08 PM] Inanna R: Hmm...
[9/27/2010 11:18:00 PM] Inanna R: Eh, I say ghosts
[9/27/2010 11:18:31 PM] Cori Eby: all right, ghosts is an extremely specific category, so the range of reactions can be large.
[9/27/2010 11:18:32 PM] Inanna R: Maybe some nondescript sort of spine-shiver feeling, something he can dismiss for awhile until he recognizes the pattern
[9/27/2010 11:18:55 PM] Cori Eby: that works too.
[9/27/2010 11:20:00 PM] Cori Eby: if you want, for nondescipts spine shiver you could go as broad as the category 'outsiders'
[9/27/2010 11:20:50 PM] Cori Eby: although, then range is fairly short.
[9/27/2010 11:20:52 PM] Inanna R: Ah, so it's a balance sort of thing...
[9/27/2010 11:20:58 PM] Cori Eby: like... maybe 20 feet.
[9/27/2010 11:21:00 PM] Inanna R: Doesn't have to be very long
[9/27/2010 11:21:10 PM] Inanna R: That'd work fine
[9/27/2010 11:21:13 PM] Cori Eby: ok
[9/27/2010 11:21:26 PM] Cori Eby: so 'outsiders' give a 'spine shiver' in '20 feet'?
[9/27/2010 11:21:28 PM] Inanna R: I wonder, is this the sort of thing that could be developed later, once the skill is recognized and exercised?
[9/27/2010 11:21:33 PM] Cori Eby: yea
[9/27/2010 11:21:39 PM] Inanna R: Sounds about right
[9/27/2010 11:21:40 PM] Inanna R: Cool
[9/27/2010 11:21:42 PM] Cori Eby: like I said, you could throw points into it
[9/27/2010 11:22:00 PM] Cori Eby: the 3 dots that it costs now can just be the beginning
[9/27/2010 11:22:27 PM] Inanna R: Good to know
[9/27/2010 11:22:37 PM] Inanna R: Kay, so
[9/27/2010 11:22:52 PM] Inanna R: There's a cat in this shed somewhere
[9/27/2010 11:22:57 PM] Inanna R: And I'mma find the durned thing
[9/27/2010 11:23:00 PM] Inanna R: D<
[9/27/2010 11:23:49 PM] Inanna R: Although, to be fair, cats are generally really difficult to track, especially in an urban setting...
[9/27/2010 11:24:16 PM] Cori Eby: As you approach the house, you feel a passing shiver in your spine, but you chalk it off to the cold that pervades everything this time of year... the prelude to winter, as it were. As you go into the backyard you feel as if the house itself is watching you... judging your movement as though it were some large predator.
[9/27/2010 11:25:02 PM] Cori Eby: Suddenly you hear a mewing inside the house... it echoes louder than any sound a cat could make.
[9/27/2010 11:25:53 PM] Inanna R: Uhm... spooky. Well, it's an old, empty house and it could do interesting things with the soundwaves...
[9/27/2010 11:25:55 PM] Inanna R: Sure it's nothing
[9/27/2010 11:26:12 PM] Inanna R: I'll investigate the mewing
[9/27/2010 11:27:38 PM] Cori Eby: As you step into the house you could swear you hear something. (Give me a wits and resolve roll)
[9/27/2010 11:27:39 PM] Inanna R: "Heeeere kitty-kitty-kitty--" ...what's its name, anyhow?
[9/27/2010 11:27:44 PM] Cori Eby: buttons.
[9/27/2010 11:27:48 PM] Inanna R: Hee
[9/27/2010 11:28:10 PM] Cori Eby: -3 to that roll btw.
[9/27/2010 11:28:29 PM] Inanna R: -3? Kay, gimme a sec...
[9/27/2010 11:28:38 PM] Inanna R: That's -3 dice from the pool, right?
[9/27/2010 11:28:40 PM] Cori Eby: yup
[9/27/2010 11:28:47 PM] Inanna R: 5,4
[9/27/2010 11:28:49 PM] Cori Eby: ok
[9/27/2010 11:28:53 PM] Inanna R: Not so good
[9/27/2010 11:29:00 PM] Inanna R: >.<
[9/27/2010 11:29:13 PM] Cori Eby: You think you hear something, but you shoulder into your coat and keep going, thinking it to be nothing.
[9/27/2010 11:29:27 PM] Cori Eby: The house feels damp, and... overbearing.
[9/27/2010 11:29:33 PM] Inanna R: Maybe a vagrant
[9/27/2010 11:29:37 PM] Inanna R: It's abandoned, after all
[9/27/2010 11:29:40 PM] Inanna R: So I keep on my guard
[9/27/2010 11:29:50 PM] Cori Eby: ok.
[9/27/2010 11:30:03 PM] Cori Eby: what's your inventory consist of, btw?
[9/27/2010 11:30:13 PM] Inanna R: Oh yeah, that
[9/27/2010 11:30:18 PM] Cori Eby: haah
[9/27/2010 11:30:23 PM] Inanna R: The equipment section is confusing
[9/27/2010 11:30:23 PM] Inanna R: D:
[9/27/2010 11:30:25 PM] Cori Eby: haha
[9/27/2010 11:30:28 PM] Inanna R: So... I don't know at the moment
[9/27/2010 11:30:42 PM] Cori Eby: well, if it isn't too expensive in real life, you can probably get it in the game.
[9/27/2010 11:30:57 PM] Cori Eby: and you can have maybe one thing on you that cost you over 100$
[9/27/2010 11:31:03 PM] Inanna R: Hmm... well then...
[9/27/2010 11:31:07 PM] Cori Eby: the equipment is fairly loose...
[9/27/2010 11:31:20 PM] Cori Eby: and the resource merit is there so you can buy things on a whim as you need them.
[9/27/2010 11:32:04 PM] Inanna R: At the moment, probably magnifying glass with light, flashlight, pipe and tobacco, lighter, couple of latex gloves just in case
[9/27/2010 11:32:10 PM] Inanna R: All fairly cheap
[9/27/2010 11:32:14 PM] Cori Eby: yup
[9/27/2010 11:32:18 PM] Inanna R: Might have a decent lockpicking set
[9/27/2010 11:32:19 PM] Cori Eby: no self defense stuff?
[9/27/2010 11:32:28 PM] Inanna R: Hrm...
[9/27/2010 11:32:45 PM] Inanna R: Probably a good idea...
[9/27/2010 11:33:02 PM] Inanna R: Neh, just the flashlight
[9/27/2010 11:33:21 PM] Cori Eby: ok, heavy mag-light?
[9/27/2010 11:33:28 PM] Inanna R: Good heavy thing to smack people with...
[9/27/2010 11:33:29 PM] Inanna R: Yeah
[9/27/2010 11:33:40 PM] Cori Eby: ok
[9/27/2010 11:34:06 PM] Inanna R: Probably ought to carry a pocketknife for utility, though
[9/27/2010 11:34:17 PM] Inanna R: But not so much as a weapon
[9/27/2010 11:34:21 PM] Cori Eby: anyways, you see a couple of doors on this level leading off into who knows where. They're locked. Some stairs leading up, and some stairs leading down.
[9/27/2010 11:34:51 PM] Inanna R: Kay...
[9/27/2010 11:34:56 PM] Inanna R: What's the weather like, by the way?
[9/27/2010 11:34:58 PM] Inanna R: (brb)
[9/27/2010 11:35:36 PM] Cori Eby: cold, and dry. But in here it's damp and warm, it feels like it's pressing in from all sides, trying to invade your clothes.
[9/27/2010 11:36:03 PM] Cori Eby: your spine shiver acts up every couple of seconds, almost insistently.
[9/27/2010 11:37:53 PM] Inanna R: Damn... wonder why it's so warm if there's no heating, but I'll go to the staircase down and listen.
[9/27/2010 11:38:16 PM | Edited 11:38:24 PM] Inanna R: Come on, Buttons, meow again
[9/27/2010 11:39:38 PM] Cori Eby: there's definately something in there, you can hear various sounds of distress. But the sounds are morphing into other sounds, and there are never more than one distinct sound coming from down there. *Mew---auuuuuggggghhh-groaaan-SHRIEK!---*
[9/27/2010 11:40:02 PM] Cori Eby: roll me investigation+wits+resolve
[9/27/2010 11:40:04 PM] Cori Eby: -4
[9/27/2010 11:40:06 PM] Inanna R: Holy shit. oO What's going on down there?
[9/27/2010 11:40:37 PM] Inanna R: 1,7,5
[9/27/2010 11:40:56 PM] Inanna R: Wait, no...
[9/27/2010 11:40:58 PM] Inanna R: Investigation
[9/27/2010 11:41:23 PM] Inanna R: 1,6,1,6,2
[9/27/2010 11:41:28 PM] Inanna R: Stupid dice
[9/27/2010 11:41:31 PM] Inanna R: ]<
[9/27/2010 11:41:48 PM] Cori Eby: wait...
[9/27/2010 11:41:51 PM] Cori Eby: ok, so your wits it?
[9/27/2010 11:42:00 PM] Cori Eby: wits, resolve, and investigation are what?
[9/27/2010 11:42:44 PM] Inanna R: Wits are 4, Resolve 1, Investigation 4
[9/27/2010 11:42:50 PM] Cori Eby: ok
[9/27/2010 11:42:51 PM] Cori Eby: nevermind
[9/27/2010 11:42:58 PM] Cori Eby: just wanted to make sure you were doing the math right
[9/27/2010 11:43:00 PM] Cori Eby: >_>
[9/27/2010 11:43:03 PM] Cori Eby: moving on.
[9/27/2010 11:43:09 PM] Inanna R: Took me a minute to get it right, too
[9/27/2010 11:43:10 PM] Inanna R: >>
[9/27/2010 11:43:47 PM] Cori Eby: Your mind can't quite comprehend what's going on... you just know that it feels necessary to help whatever poor soul is down there.
[9/27/2010 11:43:52 PM] Cori Eby: second, gotta look up willpower.
[9/27/2010 11:44:16 PM] Inanna R: Got four points in that, fwiw
[9/27/2010 11:46:38 PM] Inanna R: Uhfff... I'll call out timidly, "E-ello?", start descending the staircase.
[9/27/2010 11:46:43 PM] Inanna R: Tighten my grip on the flashlight
[9/27/2010 11:46:55 PM] Inanna R: This's a bit out of my league...
[9/27/2010 11:47:19 PM] Cori Eby: all right, I want you to spend a willpower point to roll 3 more dice for the inves+wit+res roll
[9/27/2010 11:47:22 PM] Cori Eby: lets see if you're lucky
[9/27/2010 11:49:25 PM] Inanna R: Alright
[9/27/2010 11:49:28 PM] Inanna R: Still at -4?
[9/27/2010 11:49:35 PM] Cori Eby: just roll 3 dice
[9/27/2010 11:49:52 PM] Inanna R: Fine
[9/27/2010 11:49:53 PM] Inanna R: 7,3,6
[9/27/2010 11:49:56 PM] Inanna R: Pfff
[9/27/2010 11:49:58 PM] Cori Eby: heh
[9/27/2010 11:49:58 PM] Cori Eby: ok
[9/27/2010 11:50:03 PM] Inanna R: Stupid generator
[9/27/2010 11:50:10 PM] Cori Eby: well... you feel almost compelled to go down the stairs.
[9/27/2010 11:50:31 PM] Inanna R: Alright
[9/27/2010 11:50:35 PM] Inanna R: Guess I'm going downstairs
[9/27/2010 11:51:02 PM] Cori Eby: You walk slowly, almost jerkedly. Your feet tread like lead weights and youfeel as though in a haze.
[9/27/2010 11:51:07 PM] Cori Eby: same roll, -3
[9/27/2010 11:51:30 PM] Inanna R: Inves-Res-Wits?
[9/27/2010 11:51:34 PM] Cori Eby: y
[9/27/2010 11:51:43 PM] Inanna R: 8,5,8,6,3,3
[9/27/2010 11:52:05 PM] Cori Eby: ok, roll dex
[9/27/2010 11:52:24 PM] Inanna R: 7,5,9
[9/27/2010 11:52:53 PM] Cori Eby: you wake with a start, stumbling down a few stairs, but catching yourself before you trip.
[9/27/2010 11:53:11 PM] Inanna R: Okay
[9/27/2010 11:53:16 PM] Inanna R: This is some spooky shit
[9/27/2010 11:53:21 PM] Inanna R: The noises still going?
[9/27/2010 11:53:41 PM] Cori Eby: what you see in that brief second around the bend of the stairs is what seems to be (give me that encyclopedic knowledge roll, then a wits + inves roll)
[9/27/2010 11:53:43 PM] Cori Eby: yea
[9/27/2010 11:53:44 PM] Cori Eby: well
[9/27/2010 11:54:36 PM] Inanna R: 8,8,4,4,4,1,4 for Encyclopedic knowledge
[9/27/2010 11:54:58 PM] Inanna R: 7,10,10,1,5,3,1,5 for Wits/Inves
[9/27/2010 11:55:02 PM] Cori Eby: The noises have morphed again into horrible shrieking, they aren't speaking your language, but you can tell that they're shrieking because you broke out of their hold... because now they might not be able to taste your sweet blood, like they tasted that delicious little cat not 10 minutes ago.
[9/27/2010 11:55:06 PM] Cori Eby: remember to reroll 10's
[9/27/2010 11:55:14 PM] Inanna R: Yup
[9/27/2010 11:55:14 PM] Inanna R: 9,3
[9/27/2010 11:55:37 PM] Inanna R: Yikes
[9/27/2010 11:55:40 PM] Inanna R: What the hell
[9/27/2010 11:55:57 PM] Inanna R: Kay, I'm turning tail
[9/27/2010 11:55:57 PM] Cori Eby: ok. You remember watching a movie about a house that eats people, but that was a movie... it wasn't real!
[9/27/2010 11:56:06 PM] Inanna R: Fuck this job
[9/27/2010 11:56:25 PM] Cori Eby: you deduce that the sounds that are coming from the boiler are the voices of things the house has eaten.
[9/27/2010 11:56:52 PM] Inanna R: That must be why it's so warm...
[9/27/2010 11:57:11 PM] Inanna R: Wait, why am I stopping to deduce this
[9/27/2010 11:57:15 PM] Inanna R: I'm getting the hell out of here
[9/27/2010 11:57:25 PM] Cori Eby: you're not... it was a sudden burst of knowledge.
[9/27/2010 11:57:42 PM] Cori Eby: anyways, as you run desperately up the stairs the door tried slamming shut
[9/27/2010 11:57:48 PM] Cori Eby: dex+strength - 3
[9/27/2010 11:57:53 PM] Inanna R: Oh shit...
[9/27/2010 11:58:07 PM] Inanna R: 4
[9/27/2010 11:58:09 PM] Inanna R: D:
[9/27/2010 11:58:26 PM | Edited 11:58:29 PM] Cori Eby: it slams in your face, and the temperature of the room rises noticeably.
[9/27/2010 11:58:54 PM] Inanna R: Oh dear...
[9/27/2010 11:59:21 PM] Inanna R: What do the walls look like here?
[9/27/2010 11:59:43 PM] Inanna R: Wallpapered, bare wood, cement?
[9/27/2010 11:59:43 PM] Cori Eby: wooden, stone around the basement, but wood where you are.
[9/27/2010 11:59:53 PM] Inanna R: Dry, rotted, sturdy?
[12:00:23 AM] Cori Eby: roll strength + wits.
[12:00:43 AM] Inanna R: 4,2,3,6,9
[12:01:18 AM] Cori Eby: you might be able to break through, if you get lucky you might even be able to make it through before you get baked.
[12:01:55 AM] Inanna R: I dunno about breaking through...
[12:02:01 AM] Inanna R: I was wondering if it was flammable
[12:02:07 AM] Cori Eby: ah
[12:02:11 AM] Cori Eby: yea, probably.
[12:02:14 AM] Inanna R: If it's trying to bake me already that might not work so well...
[12:02:16 AM] Inanna R: But worth a try
[12:02:40 AM] Inanna R: (brb)
[12:03:21 AM] Cori Eby: you hear the sounds change again, pleading this time. "Join us! Join the many in our glorious unity!" comes the plaintive request.
[12:04:28 AM] Cori Eby: "You are merely flesh, but soon you could be part of the glorious fire that creates all other things!"
[12:04:32 AM] Inanna R: Shit...
[12:04:35 AM] Inanna R: Are there cobwebs?
[12:05:37 AM] Cori Eby: no... there's a spiderweb pattern on the walls though, as if they had been singed onto the wall.
[12:05:44 AM] Inanna R: Ah...
[12:05:45 AM] Inanna R: Damn
[12:05:49 AM] Inanna R: Well, I'll give a try anyway
[12:05:55 AM] Inanna R: "You want fire?"
[12:06:03 AM] Inanna R: I pull out the lighter and hold it to the wall
[12:06:19 AM] Inanna R: Threaten to burn this place to the ground unless they let me go
[12:06:29 AM] Inanna R: No more house to lure more 'flesh' in
[12:07:11 AM] Cori Eby: "You hold our brother captive? You dare attempt to use our bretheren against us? HOW DARE YOU! YOU WILL DIE AND WE WILL NOT LET YOU JOIN THE MANY!" They shriek in protest and anger, and the heat intensifies again.
[12:07:36 AM] Cori Eby: tale 1 point of damage.
[12:07:38 AM] Cori Eby: well
[12:07:41 AM] Inanna R: Shit...
[12:07:41 AM] Cori Eby: role endurance
[12:07:43 AM] Cori Eby: or stamina
[12:07:55 AM] Cori Eby: stamina + resolve.
[12:07:57 AM] Inanna R: Well, I'll make damn sure to take him with me!
[12:08:15 AM] Inanna R: 9,5,1
[12:08:20 AM] Cori Eby: ok, you don't take damage
[12:09:12 AM] Inanna R: "You willing to lose your... 'brother' just for some kid?"
[12:10:20 AM] Inanna R: Should I roll for persuasion, intimidation, any of that?
[12:10:22 AM] Inanna R: Decent at it
[12:10:27 AM] Cori Eby: The heat suddenly drops to a manageable level... You feel as if you'll still be baked, but not in the immediate future. "What do you propose?" the voices say, suddenly sounding as if several dozen said the phrase at the exact same time.
[12:10:40 AM] Cori Eby: Now roll persuasion + composure.
[12:10:45 AM] Cori Eby: +presence.
[12:10:48 AM] Cori Eby: -3
[12:10:50 AM] Inanna R: Okay... well, that's *slightly* better...
[12:11:14 AM] Inanna R: 6,1,7
[12:11:17 AM] Inanna R: Dammit!
[12:11:33 AM] Inanna R: Stupid generator...
[12:11:37 AM] Cori Eby: remember, you can spend a point of willpower to add 3 to the dice pool.
[12:11:46 AM] Inanna R: True...
[12:11:58 AM] Inanna R: Yeah, I think I'm pretty dedicated to getting the hell out of here
[12:12:03 AM] Cori Eby: oh, remember, spent willpower is the squares, permenent is the circle.
[12:12:14 AM] Inanna R: Right
[12:12:20 AM] Inanna R: I'll start the main game with them spent?
[12:12:26 AM] Inanna R: 8,3,9
[12:12:29 AM] Cori Eby: nice.
[12:12:32 AM] Inanna R: Much better -phew-
[12:12:34 AM] Cori Eby: ok, say your bit.
[12:12:47 AM] Inanna R: Oh... right
[12:12:48 AM] Inanna R: Uhm...
[12:12:58 AM] Cori Eby: you might start the game with them spent, we'll see if you get any rest after this.
[12:13:57 AM] Inanna R: They let me get out the front door... and I don't burn the house down?
[12:14:16 AM] Inanna R: Let them keep attracting bums and ne'erdowells and... stray animals and whatever.
[12:14:31 AM] Cori Eby: say it to them, not to me... remember, you're having the conversation with them...
[12:14:35 AM] Inanna R: (What the hell, I am negotiating with a house.)
[12:14:37 AM] Inanna R: True
[12:16:18 AM] Inanna R: "Er... I propose that you open that door there and let me leave -- all the way through the front door! -- And in return, I don't burn this place down, so you guys can keep... doing... what you do with that glorious life-giving fire and all."
[12:17:24 AM] Cori Eby: "But then you still hold our brother captive! We can not allow this!" They scream as the heat creeps up, their fury stoking the fire.
[12:18:33 AM] Inanna R: "No I don't! No I don't! Soon as I'm out that door I'm gone! You'll never see me again, your brother'll be fine, no harm done!"
[12:19:04 AM] Cori Eby: roll intelligence+wits please
[12:19:29 AM] Inanna R: Any modifiers?
[12:19:31 AM] Cori Eby: nope
[12:19:38 AM] Inanna R: 2,8,4,8,8,5,7
[12:19:42 AM] Cori Eby: nice
[12:19:53 AM] Inanna R: Yay, non-crappy dice
[12:20:14 AM] Cori Eby: It dawns on you that they are talking about the lighter, and the fact that they want that lighter because they identify if as one of their bretheren.
[12:20:24 AM] Inanna R: ...Wait, what?
[12:20:35 AM] Inanna R: oO
[12:20:39 AM] Inanna R: That's... weird.
[12:20:49 AM] Cori Eby: ^_^
[12:20:58 AM] Cori Eby: it's what they've been talking about the entire time.
[12:21:11 AM] Inanna R: Wow
[12:21:37 AM] Cori Eby: "You hold our brother there! In your hand! How could you lie to us like that? When the proof is right there, so plain!"
[12:21:43 AM] Inanna R: Okay... gimme a minute to refigure my escape plan
[12:22:18 AM] Cori Eby: roll me wits.
[12:22:35 AM] Inanna R: Oh, shit
[12:22:40 AM] Inanna R: 1,6,1,1
[12:22:43 AM] Cori Eby: heh
[12:22:43 AM] Cori Eby: ok
[12:22:46 AM] Cori Eby: carry on
[12:23:11 AM] Inanna R: "In... oh. Er... Well, I'll leave him here, then. I'll... toss him down when I'm out the door? Or-or leave him on the top step here. That's okay, you can keep him, really."
[12:24:14 AM] Cori Eby: The heat cools down to a bare simmer, and the voices say, "You will hand him to us, then you will be free to go."
[12:24:27 AM] Inanna R: Hand him...?
[12:24:34 AM | Edited 12:24:40 AM] Cori Eby: roll wits
[12:24:44 AM] Inanna R: 6,9,9,4
[12:24:46 AM] Inanna R: Yay
[12:24:46 AM] Cori Eby: nice
[12:24:53 AM] Cori Eby: Toss the lighter into the boiler.
[12:24:57 AM] Cori Eby: is what they mean
[12:25:01 AM] Inanna R: Ah
[12:25:08 AM] Inanna R: Okay...
[12:25:22 AM] Inanna R: Great, I have no skill in throwing...
[12:25:26 AM] Inanna R: Dex check?
[12:25:43 AM] Cori Eby: well, you can't even see the boiler, it's around the bend...
[12:25:56 AM] Inanna R: Oh yeah...
[12:26:04 AM] Inanna R: No, I totally wanted to throw around the bend
[12:26:05 AM] Inanna R: Right
[12:26:08 AM] Cori Eby: haha
[12:26:23 AM] Cori Eby: roll throwing - no way in hell.
[12:26:29 AM] Cori Eby: >_>
[12:26:56 AM] Inanna R: I guess I'm forced to step down... I'll crouch and descend until I can see it.
[12:27:06 AM] Inanna R: Expecting to see something kinda freaky
[12:27:28 AM] Cori Eby: roll me intelligence.
[12:27:36 AM] Cori Eby: +2
[12:27:53 AM] Inanna R: Ohey, a positive modifier, imagine that
[12:27:55 AM] Inanna R: 8,5,6,7,7
[12:28:00 AM] Inanna R: Eugh...
[12:28:00 AM] Cori Eby: heh
[12:28:01 AM] Cori Eby: ok
[12:28:05 AM] Cori Eby: 1 success
[12:28:10 AM] Cori Eby: is still a success..
[12:28:14 AM] Inanna R: True
[12:28:21 AM] Inanna R: Just not much of one
[12:28:50 AM] Inanna R: (brb)
[12:31:31 AM] Inanna R: (back)
[12:32:26 AM | Edited 12:32:51 AM] Cori Eby: What you see is mesmerizing, beatiful and frightful at the same time... it pulls at your heart like a long lost friend. The fire follows set patterns and rules, and is unlike any other fire you've seen. It pulls at your desire, and begs to be answered. (Resolve + composure)
Suddenly, the fire spills onto the concrete floor and begins coalescing into some kind of humanoid form, indistinct yet intricately detailed at the same time. "Hand over my brother, creature of flesh." Whisper a hundred voices at the same time. It extends its hand and stands there, its essence flowing around inside of it, visibly circulating the liquid fire that seems to be its lifeblood.
[12:33:18 AM] Inanna R: Oh damn... combining two of my favorite things...
[12:33:24 AM] Cori Eby: ?
[12:33:27 AM] Inanna R: Fire and logical patterns
[12:33:29 AM] Inanna R: 1,2,1,6
[12:33:30 AM] Cori Eby: heh
[12:33:45 AM] Inanna R: No wonder I rolled poorly
[12:34:02 AM] Cori Eby: You feel compelled to go to it, but more, you feel as though you want to be a part of it... to embrace this life as a creature of fire...
[12:34:36 AM] Inanna R: ...But fire isn't good for creatures of flesh
[12:34:46 AM] Inanna R: And I'm not sure I'm willing to put my stock into some mystical transformation...
[12:34:57 AM] Cori Eby: You walk towards it and hand it the lighter, a dazed expression on your face... an expectant look on your face.
[12:35:17 AM] Inanna R: Right, yes.
[12:35:21 AM] Cori Eby: You wouldn't... but the composure and resolve was to test to see if you could resist the effects of it.
[12:35:32 AM] Inanna R: Ah
[12:35:49 AM] Inanna R: Although... can I speak while under the effect?
[12:36:25 AM] Cori Eby: "Thank you, creature of flesh." It says as the circulating fire brings the lighter to its core. "I will give you one last chance, do you want to feast of the glory of the flame?"
[12:36:29 AM] Cori Eby: yes, you can talk
[12:36:37 AM] Inanna R: Ahah.
[12:37:36 AM] Inanna R: "...No. Not now. But maybe, someday."
[12:38:46 AM] Inanna R: (It's preeeetttyyyyy~.)
[12:41:07 AM] Cori Eby: "Very we-" it almost finishes its sentence, but suddenly it stands up straighter, as though confused. it looks down and screams in agony as the lighter explodes from the pressure and heat. You can hear its voice trail off as the liquid fire that was its being begins to flow, taking on the characteristics of a normal flame. "How could you betray me, brother?" It cries out plaintively, as the beings conciousness leaves this world forever.
Roll me dexterity+wits.
[12:41:42 AM] Cori Eby: and also composure + resolve.
[12:41:51 AM] Cori Eby: two seperate rolls. >_>
[12:41:55 AM] Inanna R: What? No! No no no!
[12:41:58 AM] Inanna R: 4,2,9,10,1,1,8
[12:42:01 AM] Inanna R: Dex/wits
[12:42:09 AM] Cori Eby: rerolled the 10?
[12:42:15 AM] Inanna R: Not yet
[12:42:17 AM] Cori Eby: ok
[12:42:17 AM] Inanna R: 9,6,7,9
[12:42:19 AM] Inanna R: Comp/Res
[12:42:22 AM] Cori Eby: ok
[12:42:27 AM] Inanna R: 6
[12:43:17 AM] Cori Eby: You dance back away from the quickly collapsing pool of fire, but the beauty that was destroyed by your inadvertant doing will haunt you for a while...
[12:43:24 AM] Cori Eby: lets roll your morality!
[12:43:39 AM] Inanna R: Oh dear
[12:43:44 AM] Inanna R: How do I do that again?
[12:43:56 AM] Inanna R: Or do you do that?
[12:44:02 AM] Inanna R: I didn't read that part too closely...
[12:44:16 AM] Cori Eby: you start at 7
[12:44:22 AM] Inanna R: Yup
[12:44:56 AM] Cori Eby: since you commited a level 8 moral sin, you don't have to roll...
[12:45:00 AM] Cori Eby: so good for you
[12:45:01 AM] Cori Eby: ^_^
[12:45:23 AM] Inanna R: Okay... just get to be a little weird about fire for awhile
[12:45:30 AM] Inanna R: That's going to be fun
[12:45:40 AM] Inanna R: Invest in matches... lighters are dangerous. D:
[12:46:14 AM] Cori Eby: The house is rapidly cooling, and all the doors seem to have opened. the damp heat of before is replaced by the dry cold of the outside.
[12:46:51 AM] Inanna R: I'm... hmm...
[12:47:07 AM] Inanna R: Torn between running away quickly and mournfully investigating the boiler for any signs of the being
[12:47:13 AM] Inanna R: I think I'll go with the latter
[12:47:22 AM] Inanna R: Just to see
[12:47:25 AM] Cori Eby: investigation + wits.
[12:48:21 AM] Inanna R: 2,9,2,3,1,4,10,2
[12:48:23 AM] Cori Eby: You see the scorched skeleton of a feline, along with ashed remains of other skeletons. On the floor you see a cracked jewel in the center of the pool of fire.
[12:48:27 AM] Inanna R: 2
[12:48:44 AM] Inanna R: I'll pick it up with a corner of my shirt, it's a fair bet it's hot
[12:48:58 AM] Cori Eby: the jewel? Or the felines skeleton?
[12:50:32 AM] Cori Eby: ???
[12:53:16 AM] Inanna R: The jewel
[12:53:43 AM] Cori Eby: ok
[12:53:47 AM] Cori Eby: roll me wits.
[12:53:50 AM] Inanna R: The skeleton is just a skeleton, and I'll bake up something to tell my employers later -- probably just say I couldn't find the thing.
[12:54:01 AM] Inanna R: 8,9,6,8
[12:54:36 AM] Cori Eby: 'hmm...', you think... 'it probably IS hot, seeing as how it's in the middle of a large pool of fire!'
[12:54:54 AM] Inanna R: Large...
[12:54:55 AM] Inanna R: Ohey
[12:55:02 AM] Cori Eby: >_<
[12:55:10 AM] Inanna R: Lemme alone ><
[12:55:13 AM] Cori Eby: hehe
[12:55:19 AM] Inanna R: How large, exactly?
[12:55:44 AM] Cori Eby: probably 5 feet in radius. It's expanding slowly though, and it'll probably be burned out within 20 minutes.
[12:55:55 AM] Inanna R: Hmm...
[12:56:25 AM] Inanna R: Take off my dress shirt and see if I can beat out some the flames between me and the jewel
[12:56:38 AM] Inanna R: I'm thinking receptacle...
[12:56:40 AM] Cori Eby: wits+intelligence.
[12:56:43 AM] Inanna R: might be reparable, even...
[12:57:00 AM] Inanna R: 3,8,9,2,4,5,7
[12:57:38 AM] Cori Eby: Read: Pool of fire... as in... the combustible is liquid... if you tried to beat the fire, you'd end up with a fairly soaked and definately flaming shirt...
[12:58:31 AM] Inanna R: Oh, you mean pool *literally*...
[12:58:41 AM] Inanna R: Damn
[12:58:41 AM] Cori Eby: it's why I said pool...
[12:58:52 AM] Inanna R: It's often used metaphorically, though
[12:58:53 AM] Inanna R: >>
[12:58:59 AM] Inanna R: Guess I'll wait, then
[12:59:01 AM] Cori Eby: instead of... say... a couple of logs flaming merrily...
[12:59:10 AM] Cori Eby: heh
[12:59:10 AM] Cori Eby: ok
[12:59:17 AM] Inanna R: Bah
[12:59:26 AM] Inanna R: Brb, gotta get ready for bed
[12:59:32 AM] Cori Eby: you wait 20 minutes about and the last of the flame subsides, leaving the jewel easy for taking.
[12:59:34 AM] Cori Eby: ok
[1:08:27 AM] Inanna R: Kay
[1:08:46 AM] Inanna R: (Gonna have to wrap up soon, I have school in the morning at godawful o'clock.)
[1:08:49 AM] Cori Eby: yup
[1:08:54 AM] Cori Eby: we're pretty much done
[1:09:33 AM] Cori Eby: so, you take the jewel... what next?
[1:10:28 AM] Inanna R: Guess I go upstairs and head on home, barring any further interruptions...
[1:10:44 AM] Inanna R: Might come back and investigate those locked doors later, but right now I think I'm a little shell-shocked.
[1:11:53 AM] Inanna R: I'll be wanting a description of the jewel, too...
[1:11:53 AM] Cori Eby: You notice that the doors aren't locked as you ascend the stairs... and the house has taken on a... the best word you can come up with is 'grainy'.
[1:12:03 AM] Inanna R: They aren't?
[1:12:05 AM] Inanna R: Huh...
[1:12:16 AM] Inanna R: Grainy...
[1:12:27 AM] Cori Eby: The jewel is a 5 pointed star. Blood red.
[1:12:37 AM] Cori Eby: with a crack running halfway down one of the points
[1:12:54 AM] Cori Eby: yea... grainy... like it suddenly aged a BUNCH...
[1:13:13 AM] Inanna R: Ahah
[1:13:23 AM] Inanna R: Like the spirit was... holding it together, somehow?
[1:13:35 AM] Cori Eby: yea
[1:13:42 AM] Inanna R: Damn, it's gonna collapse in a minute, isn't it?
[1:13:59 AM] Cori Eby: hmm... roll wits + intelligence -5
[1:14:24 AM] Inanna R: 5,7
[1:14:42 AM] Cori Eby: all right... nothing seems amiss with the buildings structural integrity.
[1:15:02 AM] Inanna R: Okay... not that I know much about buildings to begin with, but that's still good.
[1:15:09 AM] Inanna R: I'm definitely heading out, though
[1:15:31 AM] Inanna R: If it's not going to collapse, the rest of the house can wait
[1:15:34 AM] Cori Eby: heh
[1:15:35 AM] Cori Eby: ok
[1:15:48 AM] Cori Eby: nothing more interrupts you
[1:15:52 AM] Inanna R: Awright
[1:16:25 AM] Inanna R: So, head home, collapse into bed, wake up in the morning wondering if it wasn't all a dream, that whole deal...
[1:16:31 AM] Cori Eby: yup
[1:16:46 AM] Inanna R: Sounds good
[1:16:53 AM] Inanna R: Good place to leave it until Wednesday?
[1:17:01 AM] Cori Eby: sure, your choice really
[1:17:17 AM] Cori Eby: oh, 5 experience.
[1:17:22 AM] Inanna R: Ahah
[1:17:33 AM] Inanna R: Which I should learn more about spending...
[1:17:59 AM] Cori Eby: heh
[1:18:05 AM] Cori Eby: so, what'd you think?
[1:18:12 AM] Inanna R: Pretty fun
[1:18:17 AM] Inanna R: Nicely done
[1:18:18 AM] Cori Eby: yay ^_^
[1:18:25 AM] Inanna R: I coulda sworn it was the house they were talking about
[1:18:26 AM] Inanna R: xD
[1:18:35 AM] Cori Eby: haha
[1:18:38 AM] Inanna R: That was nice
[1:18:57 AM] Inanna R: But yeah, is late, I should head to bed now m'self
[1:19:08 AM] Inanna R: G'night
[1:19:19 AM] Cori Eby: night
[1:19:42 AM] Inanna R: Thanks for the game
[1:19:42 AM] Inanna R: =D


  1. This was interesting to read. Looking forward to more!

  2. I'm afraid I'll have to report a TL;DR here!
    Never really played, for lack of a better word (and I'm assuming I'm on the right track here) pen and paper rpg's, but it always seemed bloody interesting. I'm giving it a go one of these days.

  3. You should read it, it was a pretty good session. :) Although most posts will be in audio format. I'll see If I can get a game going purely through chat for those who don't want to listen to 3 hours of talking at a time.

  4. Hey now, if you're gonna put my dorkishness up for the world to see, you should oughta tell me about it first. D<

    I don't particularly mind, but I do like to be asked. -nodnod-

    On the content of the post: Heh, I is dork. :B

  5. There need to be tl:dr's here haha. I'd dl the audio just to get an idea of whats going on, maybe then the text will make sense to me.

  6. >_< I'm sorry... I wasn't thinking I guess... I'll ask next time.

  7. It's a prelude session... as the post says. Her character is new, and so I ran a quick game with her before the session that starts today happens. That way she's not suddenly appearing in the campaign haphazardly. I'll be posting todays session up later.