Hawk's Death

from: Ken [3]
Re: FOCUS ON ... FOCUS

“Probably half of you know what I am talking about. I literally did roll the dice each week, and will do now monthly – so on friday you have 1 in 12 chance of being the Focus.”

Ian,

I didn’t know about this, but feedback is always appreciated. Thanks!

I’ll happily discuss character development at any time.

—Ken

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from: Ken [2]
Re: Posting Protocol and House Rules

“Some of you actually include the direct portion of the post[s] you are replying to … "

I prefer to quote only those portions to which I am directly replying (as I’ve done here). Sometimes, if I’m replying to a short post, I may not quote anything. As with you, Ian, I prefer to avoid quoting the entire message as that can put on strain on some people’s e-mail accounts.

“I know what I prefer. Has anyone else found it difficult to interpret fellow PCs or my posts?”

No problems so far. Thanks!

—Ken

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from: Ken
Re: [hawksdeath] hello

Wow, I go away from my e-mail for a day and a whole new Yahoo Group pops up in my mailbox! Well, as the “new guy,” I think this is a great idea, and I look forward to getting to know everyone.

Yes, I do have a Web site, complete with photos:

http://satyr9.tripod.com/ken/

From there, you can get to my small sites for Shadowrun, the “Forever Knight” TV series, and the beloved “Melrose Place Recaps” — my tongue-in-cheek summaries that got me in hot water with Spelling Entertainment a few years back and resulted in a Time Magazine article in ’97. (My 15 minutes of fame!)

I’m about to begin a Ravenloft campaign with the folks in my gaming group, and I may post descriptions and summaries online as well.

Like Ian, I am married to a non-gamer! Judy has been extremely patient and understanding, although there were a few strained moments several years ago when my gaming group met on Saturdays, a.k.a. Date Night!

Fortunately, since we’ve moved back to the New York/New Jersey area, my games are on Fridays, which has always been a sleepy, end-of-the-work-week night for Judy, so I can game without marital guilt. ;-)

Judy did attend many gaming sessions in the early months of our relationship, and she said she was amazed by the creativity of the people in the group. However, she’s never had the most confidence in her own creative skills, so she doesn’t think she could do it. I asked
her a couple of times to give it a shot if she felt like it, but she politely declined for that same reason. Nevertheless, I consider myself quite fortunate to have a wife who doesn’t object to (and occasionally even encourages) my gaming hobby, even when I travel to conventions and buy $40 gaming products.

—Ken a.k.a. Chattan Briddix

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from: Man of the Cranes [9]
manofthecranes

oooo look how they wriggle when the pressure’s on!

I reckon you’ll just have to use your words then ;)

Cheers
Ian

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from: Man of the Cranes [8]
Re: Focus on... Focus

Probably half of you know what I am talking about. I did roll the dice each week, and will do now monthly – so on Friday you have 1 in 12 chance of being the Focus.

Of course, if anyone especially did want to do any of this background work on their characters they don’t have to wait for me to ask…

Cheers
Ian

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from: Man of the Cranes [7]
Posting Protocol and House Rules

Comments have been raised on posting recently. The posting protocol requires past tense and third person, something that in itself is difficult to get all the time ;) but should we also quote directly from the other PC/DM posts we are replying to?

Some of you actually include the direct portion of the post[s] you are replying to; others simply hit reply and have the entire post tacked on to your own email (which can be a strain on my inbox if I am having a busy week); and others just start afresh with no quotes or other text.

I know what I prefer. Has anyone else found it difficult to interpret fellow PCs or my posts?


Dragon Mag #301 has new combat rules on parrying and such in the ‘Swashbucklers’ article. Anyone especially like or dislike?

Cheers
Ian

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from: Man of the Cranes [6]
How much is too much?

It has been commented recently that a player could learn much about their fellow players activities by keeping up with reading on the website.

Of course this is only true because I have been rarely up-to-date with posting the story. But it is true.

My thoughts are this: yes there are some spoilers to be had from reading the whole book, but I do not believe they are plot breakers. In most cases, there would be little gain for the player beyond knowledge of other PCs and their adventures.

I know many of you don’t read the entire tale anyway, because either you do fear spoilers or simply because you don’t have time to read them.

I update on a monthly basis, but the update is a means of clearing my inbox as anything. I could easily update the text but not upload it to the website, maybe uploading every 3 months, 6?

Thoughts?

Cheers
Ian

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from: Kuje [3]
Re: [hawksdeath] hello

I’ll try to dig up a recent pic… as I said at the moment my scanner isn’t hooked up.

:)….
and I don’t like pic’s too much. hehe last pic I have was from ‘96 and it’s from high school.

:)
and well I don’t have a spouse, so can’t say much about having a spouse who games.

hehehe.

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from: Kuje [2]
Re: Focus on... Focus

Well, I can’t say much about this cause i haven’t seen you do this with me yet.

:)

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from: Man of the Cranes [5]
Focus on... Focus

Some of you are already aware that I have been running weekly ‘focus’ sessions behind the scenes. The idea being, we take a look at your character in a little more depth – whether it be stats and mechanics, further development of background and/or future direction, or perhaps I simply put more attention on that one PC than others in terms of developing hooks and story lines pertaining to them especially.

I have been doing this on an entirely random, roll-of-the-die basis so some of you may have no idea what I am talking about, others have begun to groan whenever they see these in their inbox’s ;)

Anyway, I have decided to make these a little more productive by doing them monthly rather than weekly.

Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas of what they would like to see?

Cheers
Ian

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