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Offline Reepicheep

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2018, 09:05:52 PM »
Apologies for the radio silence over the last couple of weeks. I'll be starting this on Friday!

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2018, 10:06:08 PM »
Woot!
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2018, 10:28:46 PM »
<starts shuffling his cards>
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2018, 09:09:05 AM »

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2018, 11:12:03 PM »
Oh gosh, I'm pumped on seeing how this will play out. Disparate writing styles coming together. Unique characters.
Intriguing, intriguing.

Oh yeah, and if I just want some DM message would I add something like:

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« Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 11:16:30 PM by UnkoMan »

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2018, 12:18:22 AM »
Okay Unko, your character really wouldn't have seen mine.  She's wierder than I would have guess.  I look forward to seeing more.  A rather imaginative and varied group so far.
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2018, 12:26:16 AM »
Heh heh, yeah. She's new to... everything.
I am really loving how different the characters are so far. Can't wait to see GG's. I know she's been busy lately, but hopefully it's soon!
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2018, 09:31:30 AM »
I get a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vibe from the variety of characters. I really like it!

Unko:
Yeah, spoiler tags at the end of posts are perfect. I'll check all of them, so there's no real need to call me out. But if you want to say something with more volume, head on over here, I guess.

As for your actual question, I'll be doing things like background perception checks for exactly that. Even just mentioning that you're looking around or exploring or anything like that will trigger me to do a perception check. Your hive mind power won't override your perception skill, but there's kinda no need to given how high your perception skill is.

It's obviously none of my business, but I think GG has quite a lot on her plate. If she's up for joining us later, we'll find a way of involving her.


Also, if anyone wants to post a short, two to three line description of their character, I can add it to the reference post on this thread.
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2018, 10:59:53 AM »
I realised as I was writing that we never gave you a wall climbing effect for any of your powers, Unkoman. That was a pretty dumb oversight. I can't really give you an innate advantage over other characters who might have that effect for now, but after this first scene I'll give us a chance to revisit the character sheets.

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2018, 04:06:37 PM »
I IMed GG over on G+ and let her know you'd started the game. I think once she gets the chance, she'll "drop" in.

Also, best to just go with how my character looks like for his description at the moment. Cause, you know...

Also, it's Wild Card, not Wildcard!
« Last Edit: February 03, 2018, 04:10:49 PM by Deaths Jester »
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2018, 05:15:53 PM »
I have a daily word quota, so I gotta cut down on them spacebars when I can.

I'll try and remember for next time.

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2018, 07:13:58 PM »
Oh yeah! How'd that slip by? I was just assuming the ants could climb the walls, you know? Whoops!
I was just about to climb up and in.

Hey, speaking of spoilers... what if you gave everybody's character their own spoiler for the perception stuff? (Presumably I will be getting a lot. Dunno about the other people.) Then we couldn't even accidentally get info from other people?
I don't know what people think about that, but it's something I have seen in the past on forum based RPGs.

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2018, 07:21:24 PM »
Under some circumstances, I will PM specific information to you. Particularly when a clue might require some ambiguous decision making. That sort of line of things. Otherwise, I trust folks not to metagame.

Keep in mind that you can communicate telepathically with the detachment of ants that you are using, but for the sake of fairness the Ant Queen character herself would need to be present to execute any specific feat.


Cat, what sort of Organ do you imagine Bill Morgan to have? I have in my head a small box held up by a strap around the neck, but I realise there are the larger varieties on wheels and all. You might have elaborated with me before,
« Last Edit: February 03, 2018, 07:26:36 PM by Reepicheep »

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2018, 08:09:03 PM »

Cat, what sort of Organ do you imagine Bill Morgan to have? I have in my head a small box held up by a strap around the neck, but I realise there are the larger varieties on wheels and all. You might have elaborated with me before,

I actually described it in my introduction, but yeah, exactly that.  Its one of the smaller ones.  It's portable and can be carried around.  Bill has also added a small platform next to the crank for the monkey to stand on.  This was custom built by him onto the original model.
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2018, 08:36:14 PM »
Ah yeah! That platform mention threw me off a bit. I think in that first post I managed to interpret it as a platform on which one could busk (reading back, I have no idea where that came from).

Cool, we're in sync.

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2018, 08:42:14 PM »
I should also mention something that is definitely going to come up at some point.

Capuchin monkeys eat ants.  I cannot imagine that this will go over well.

Reep--if you did not already know this, you might want to change the result of that earlier perception check so that instead of seeing Confidence as a small human, the ants instead see him as a terrifying predator.  Completely up to you, of course.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2018, 08:44:38 PM by catwhowalksbyhimself »
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2018, 08:44:05 PM »
 :gbthungry

Re: the edit. Iíll leave that up to Unko; really itís down to him on how Queen Ant percieves or distinguishes things. I was just making a throwaway joke there.
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2018, 10:10:36 PM »
I pictured this:
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In my mind.

She wouldn't have too much experience with other animals in general, but oh gosh, this is going to turn out poorly, ha ha ha!

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2018, 10:13:22 PM »
So...Cat's monkey is going to eat Unko, I'm probably going to get irradiated by green dust and never get paid...oh this is going to go well. ;-)
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2018, 11:31:21 PM »
I pictured this:
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In my mind.

Basically correct.  I think the box is slightly wider, but that is essentially what I had in mind.
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2018, 11:34:09 PM »
Fortunately confidence is not actually an ordinary monkey, so it's not likely to be a problem for long.  I was going to let this be revealed later, but since it's somewhat relevant now

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2018, 11:45:45 PM »
I'm a bit wary of doing too much before GG's had her chance to post, although I suppose if her character shows up a bit later than the others it won't hurt anything.
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #52 on: February 04, 2018, 12:44:39 AM »
We havenít even finished her character sheet at this point, so weíll find a way later on to introduce the character if sheís still up for taking part. I didnít want for you guys to be waiting nor for her to feel any pressure to complete the sheet.

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #53 on: February 04, 2018, 01:10:57 AM »
So, it seems I'm the only one without a hive mind...great, just great...
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #54 on: February 04, 2018, 11:09:33 AM »
BAY DOORS! Thank you. That was bugging me that I couldn't remember what they were called.

Unko, are the questions that you are asking indicative of your actions, or are you just trying to tell if there is an opportunity? I'm going to assume the former when I make my post a little later, since you've got anything you need to know out of perception at this point. Let me know if it wasn't what you wanted me to do and I'll change it.
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #55 on: February 04, 2018, 05:12:28 PM »
Nah, it was perfect, thanks. Did exactly what I wanted.

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #56 on: February 04, 2018, 10:42:37 PM »
I kinda feel bad, but Bill has no reason to stick around at this point.  If nothing else happens, he'll just go back to busking until something draws him back in again.  I have no problems sitting out a bit if that does happen.
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #57 on: February 04, 2018, 10:45:37 PM »
No want to investigate why the warehouse exploded or why Wild Card is so intent on giving the place a once over or what the heck Unko is, Cat?!?
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #58 on: February 04, 2018, 10:46:51 PM »
Perhaps that particularly broken part of the conveyer belt might warrant a closer look.

Iíll throw you a hook (or two) on your way out real quick. Bare with me.

Edit: also, yeah, totally let me know if your character feels out of place at all or you canít figure out what do with them. Iím still getting to know them as well. The scenes are adaptable, so hopefully you all should fit.
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - Table Talk
« Reply #59 on: February 04, 2018, 10:48:16 PM »
No want to investigate why the warehouse exploded or why Wild Card is so intent on giving the place a once over or what the heck Unko is, Cat?!?

Nope.  He doesn't care.  He's a busker, not a full time superhero.  He stops a few purse snatches and shows up at emergencies to help people.  Beside, he's so strange himself that Queen Ant is hardly going to phase him and investigating stuff is other people's jobs, not his.  This isn't enough quite yet to draw him in.
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