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#1 fulcan

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:30 AM

This post is to recruit players for an online campaign that I will be running using the free Gametable software. It is a narrative style, character centric, mature themed game. Full information on this campaign can be found at its website: http://fulcanmal.wix.com/vagrantspectrum.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:24 PM

I have decided to use Roll20.net, rather than Gametable for this campaign. It seems be more user friendly, possess more features, and as a browser based application puts players' minds at ease who are understandably concerned about downloading unfamiliar software. I've already received some interest in the campaign, but I haven't made any decisions on players yet. I'd still like a larger pool of profiles to choose from. There are only five slots, so only the most interesting profiles will be chosen. Visit the link above to learn more.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:41 AM

Sorry if this is just me not being able to intepret properly, but will this be a PbP-game or will it be online-session based? The description on the site implies the former but the use of Roll20 implies the latter. Altough I've never used Roll20 before so that assumption could be a mistake on my part.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

It will use the chat system of Roll20. I have already made some edits to my website to make it more clear, but to insure that I don't miss anything, can you please clarify which parts made you think it was a Play by Post? That way I can correct them to prevent confusion.

Thank you very much for your time,

The Game Master



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:37 AM

In "Why Online?" you mention extra time to think and the increased time consumption. Under "Posting: Length" you again mention that online play take much more time.

Although in hindsight the confusion was probably less your description and more the fact that I've never used Roll20.net.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:59 AM

Hampulina93 said:

 

In "Why Online?" you mention extra time to think and the increased time consumption. Under "Posting: Length" you again mention that online play take much more time.

Although in hindsight the confusion was probably less your description and more the fact that I've never used Roll20.net.

 

 

 

Ah, I see. Well any GM who has run a narrative style game (One in which posts are made as if writing a story, rather than stated in a straightforward, blunt manner) knows that, even using live chat, scenes take much longer to play through.

Campaign Update,

  A fantastic profile for a Voidmaster character has just been submitted. I wanted to share it here as an example of what I'm looking for:

Eamon Tengeri
Eamon Tengeri is the voidborn son of a pair of unmarried Calixis Aeronautica officers, the child was surrendered to the fleet chaplain at birth and reared at a Schola Progenium as per fleet regulations. Due to a obstinate rational streak he was deemed unsuitable for ecclesiastic service and was instead commissioned as a junior naval commissar upon attaining his majority. The beginning of his term of Imperial service was exemplary, with several commendations for wounds, tactical ingenuity, and valor under fire.

 

Eamon's parentage was of no aid to him in advancing his career, as fleet records indicate that both his progenitors had died a few years after his birth along with their ship, the grand cruiser Terra Invictus. Without the interest or patronage needed to secure easy promotion, the young commissar turned to dueling, gambling and fleet politics during his idle watches, and became quite adept at all three. A few years of leveraging wardroom and cardtable acquaintances landed him a plum posting as ship's commissar of the newly minted Lunar-class Pride of Scintilla, captained by a lineal antecedent of the current Calixian Lord Sector Marius Hax.

 

A swashbuckling decade and a half of prize-taking, patrol routes, and planetary invasions ensued, coming to a horrid end when the Pride of Scintilla was seconded to Commodore Brokk's squadron in the enconter that became known to fleet historians as the First Siege of Vaxanide. Brokk, egged on by a zealous void-bishop, elected to push his unescorted pair of cruisers deep into an ork held system. When subsequent orkoid counterattacks caused heavy damage to the Pride, Tengeri traveled to Brokk's flagship Chariot of Wrath at his captain's request to make the case for a tactical withdrawal in light of his own vessel's battle damage. He was overruled in the subsequent council of war, and was traveling back to his own ship via Aquila lander when the xenos vessel Slicer rammed the Pride of Scintilla off her orbit and into Vaxanide's atmospheric interface, resulting in her loss with all hands.

 

Though exonerated at the subsequent tribunal and inquest, Tengeri was gravely embittered by the incident, and requested his discharge from the commissariat, which he was granted. After leaving Munitorum service, he traveled to the Vagrant Spectrum as a private pilgrim with a Chartist trade expedition, when his ship, the Mendicant Wanderer was beset by a traitor squadron flying the colors of the breakaway Vekaran Vectorate. The vessel burning around him, Tengeri jumped into an empty saviour pod, commended his soul to the care of Saint Drusus and yanked the lever. Over a hundred and fifty years later, the pod's homing beacon was finally picked up by the Scout-Sloop Blackskiff of the Ordo Hereticus, and its occupant was decanted, thoroughly interrogated, and brought to the Cerulean Cluster to be exploited for the purposes of Imperial propaganda. As one of the few living survivors and witnesses of House Vekara's treason and apostasy, the ex-commissar has a vested interest in the disposition of the Vekara warrant, though no immediate claim to it himself.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:47 PM

Campaign Update,

  I have just updated the Rules section of my website to include 'Into the Storm' as one of the campaign's available supplements. However, I will still only be accepting Career Paths from the core rulebook. I have also just received Battlefleet Koronus, and am reading through it right now. It will likely be used as well. Tomorrow night I will be running the first Test Scenario for a potential player.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:49 AM

Campaign Update,

   The profile for our first PC, a Void Master, has just been added to the PCs section of the website, and I am currently reviewing a Navigator profile. Four slots are still available for interested players.



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:40 AM

Campaign Update,

   I fixed an issue where my website wasn't updating properly. The PCs section of the website now includes three players that have been selected. I am currently reviewing an Astropath profile. All we need now is one more player, and a female character submission is preferred to round ou tthe group.






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