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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:18 am

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And surely someone much have an appropriate skill or three? I can think of a couple myself, but I'd rather see what you folk come up with -- it's bound to be a lot more entertaining.

Odanais can use religion [+10] to explain that Treasure, the Miracle Pig, is making a very important religious pilgrimage to the Holy Temple of the Dog, so that it can convey the proper prayers and treats.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:14 am

In the interest of doing this all proper-like, so we can decide what changes (if any) we want to implement, let me actually set everything out this time around.

Primary skill are: Insight, Streetwise, Diplomacy, Bluff, and Nature. You'll need a result of 17 or higher to get a success with these.

Any other skill you can justify (like religon, say...), you'll need a 22 or higher. Any non-primary skill can only be used once -- this is, frankly, one thing that Shil and I are talking about changing somewhat, but let's stick with it now for the sake of Science.

So thus far, we've got a religion check at +10. Using Invisible Castle, that's a result of 1d20+10=26.

One success, and already news of the Miracle Pig is starting to spread!
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:29 am

Rolzup wrote:
In the interest of doing this all proper-like, so we can decide what changes (if any) we want to implement, let me actually set everything out this time around.
Good idea.

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Any non-primary skill can only be used once -- this is, frankly, one thing that Shil and I are talking about changing somewhat, but let's stick with it now for the sake of Science.
This is something I'd change. I'd also get rid of the whole primary/non-primary skill distinction. Or, rather, I'd ask the players to convince me that a specific skill should be considered primary. Part of the charm of this mechanic is using inappropriate skills and I don't want to discourage people from doing so.

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One success, and already news of the Miracle Pig is starting to spread!
So what's happening on the street? Do we get to the temple?

Either way, Yatagan will invoke his Astral Speech daily, pull Asarlai close, and then use Diplomacy (+11) to turn the gathering crowd friendly --and respectful of Treasure the Holy Pig's personal space-- or he'll try to talk the priests at the Temple of the Dog into granting them an audience, whichever is more appropriate.

edit: and that would be a 2nd success w/Diplomacy (8+11=19).

edit 2: social situations we can handle --oddly enough. The real fun will happen if we ever go on wilderness adventures and the likes of Asarlai, Odanais, and Yatagan have to make Athletics checks to ford a raging river.


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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:29 am

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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:40 am

Mallus wrote:
This is something I'd change. I'd also get rid of the whole primary/non-primary skill distinction. Or, rather, I'd ask the players to convince me that a specific skill should be considered primary. Part of the charm of this mechanic is using inappropriate skills and I don't want to discourage people from doing so.

I wouldn't get rid of the primary/non-primary skill distinction. People are already being encouraged to use inappropriate skills because players are invariably using whatever skills their PCs are best in. The distinction in the primary/non-primary DC accounts for the difference between people's trained and untrained skills. Without the distinction, people can just use their best skills every time, whatever the situation, and simply justify it in some way. With the distinction, you still have a reason to use your best skills (i.e. your high bonus), but there are some reasons not to. And it might be mathematically better to try using something that you're not so good at.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:57 am

Odanais is ready with Insight [+8] (gaging mood and intentions whether they be in men, gods, or pigs?) and Nature [+8] (keeping Treasure calm?), whichever is most needed next.


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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:06 pm

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Odanais is ready with Insight [+7] (gaging mood and intentions whether they be in men, gods, or pigs?) and Nature [+7] (keeping Treasure calm?), whichever is most needed next.
Odanais has Nature as a Trained skill? Bless his perverse heart. I thought Yatagan was going to have to try and Intimidate a feral pig into a calm, submissive state...
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:16 pm

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Odanais has Nature as a Trained skill? Bless his perverse heart. I thought Yatagan was going to have to try and Intimidate a feral pig into a calm, submissive state...

Indeed! You might be surprised how much a person can learn about nature from books!
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:18 pm

In fact, he's actually +8 in both of those skills. I forgot about the 1/2 level bonus (edited now in original post).
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:25 pm

Speaking of level bonuses... when do reach level 3? 3 is such a nice number... a magic number, if you will. Perfect for storming lairs full of heretics.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:29 pm

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Speaking of level bonuses... when do reach level 3? 3 is such a nice number... a magic number, if you will. Perfect for storming lairs full of heretics.

I believe this Friday will be John's last day DMing before I take over, and I'm planning to bump you guys from 2nd to 4th at that point.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:37 pm

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I believe this Friday will be John's last day DMing before I take over, and I'm planning to bump you guys from 2nd to 4th at that point.
All the more reason to play the next session at 3rd!
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:41 pm

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shilsen wrote:
I believe this Friday will be John's last day DMing before I take over, and I'm planning to bump you guys from 2nd to 4th at that point.
All the more reason to play the next session at 3rd!

Perhaps the predicted promotion is predicated on our performance in the pig parade.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:16 pm

What I have planned will work equally well with either second or third level...third would have a marginally better survival margin, I suppose, but what's the fun of that?

Up to the lot of you -- what do you wanna do?


A rather confused crowd has gathered and is following in the parade's wake, throwing ordure and flowers, shouting questions and requests....

"Are you gonna feed that to the Dog?"

"Heal my clubfoot, oh pig!"

"Who's going to win the first round in tonight's bout at the Circus?"

Thus far, Treasure seems remarkably composed. What was it that Odanais fed her before you left the Hall?

And who's going to roll next?
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:26 pm

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What I have planned will work equally well with either second or third level...third would have a marginally better survival margin, I suppose, but what's the fun of that?

Up to the lot of you -- what do you wanna do?

As long as it's not a problem for you, I'd personally prefer the 3rd lvl just because it would give us a little more time to play around with a bigger selection of encounter powers (esp. since Artichoke will likely take a vacation when I take over, so I won't get to try it out for a while). But I'm fine either way.

That said, if you bump us up to 3rd, don't forget to give your NPCs a +1 to everything, plus an extra level's hit pts. It would only be fair Twisted Evil

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And who's going to roll next?

I emailed and asked Mike, Wayne and John D to pop in, but since none of them have done that in a while, maybe roll for (some of) them? Asarlai's Streetwise would come in handy.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:37 pm

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"Who's going to win the first round in tonight's bout at the Circus?"
"Not the pig!" proclaims Yatagan. "Today is the Pork Sabbath!"

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And who's going to roll next?
Not me. I just wanted to write the words 'pork sabbath'.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:00 pm

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And who's going to roll next?

Odanais will go next with Insight [+8].
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:32 pm

Yatagan will share some of his insights into religious mobs with Mr. Dare.

OOC: aid another (9+8=17). So Odanais gets +2 to his Insight check.


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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:44 pm

Odanais gets 23 (13 + 8 + 2) for Insight. So much insight! Clearly it's the cloven hoof of the miracle pig at work!

OOC: Hey, look at me, I figured out how the automatic dice roller works!


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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:21 pm

John, any decision about the level thing?

And I posted a writeup for the first half of last session in the "Tales" section.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:09 am

Level 3 it is, then!

(I'm going to be running around doing christmas shopping for most of the day, and have to be out the door in a few minutes, so I won't have a chance to make a proper post until tonight.)
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:07 am

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Clearly it's the cloven hoof of the miracle pig at work!
It must be. How else could this lot succeed at tasks involving diplomacy and insight into the human condition? Also, the pig might just be a front for a spider.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Pig Riot   Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:34 am

Maybe there's a spider goddess in your pants box!
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