[pnpgm] Game Update #63 - File #461 - Replies ot posts
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HT Player DS Character Name Type Status/Notes Sex
R1.John Haight.......HY..Arawn.............Druid .Normal/Alfar .. Ma
--.Tobie Bonahoom....YY..Fremea............Sidh....Normal/Faerry.. Fe
W2R2.David Sanders.....HN..Kiet.Sunan........Acrobat Normal/Human ..Ma
R4.Wout Broere.......YY..Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human ..Fe
W3R4.Alex Koponen......YY..Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human ..Fe
Animals: Corona [Eagle] Z'leyra
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Game Update #63 sequence (file #461)
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From Z'leyra: [Re: Actions]
Z'leyra makes, enchants and hands out to each party member if
they want it a large bag that can contain 88 lbs. before it
starts to feel heavier and maxes out at 128 lbs. capacity when
it weighs 40 lbs.
Kell already has been given saddlebags of similar nature.
Fremea is offered a purse of the same but lesser enchantment
since a large bag may be a bit much to carry size wise.
From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
As water is likely an issue Arawn is working on setting up a
meeting with Cetric prior to the party heading out to help plot
out watering holes for the the group as they cross the plains.
Aside from any snow that might be around he's going to try and
pick up a portable containment device to help fill skins/trough
during rain (or during a Tempest spell). And Water from Stone
would be his last option.
If anyone has any suggestions or ideas to share he'll be happy
to hear them.
GM: Ack. Keep in mind Cetric's area goes away once cross the river.
So other nomads would need to be found for such info. So you
are fine up till river. So if you want to skip the cetric
meeting let me know asap so I can skip it in IBT. He'd
have said the same thing. If meeting with Chion he'd say
the same thing. Waters do shift on the plains as the nomads
move with the food. So once cross the river it will be
From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
Regarding food for the horses - from one of Scott's previous
posts he said that the horses will need 420FP for the journey
to Kameran. He said that they can graze to cover about 2FP a
day each (total of 280FP in grazing). And Z'leyra baked horse
wafers/ treats worth 64FP. 420-280-64 = 76FP remaining to be
If this is correct then we'll only need 1 bag of grain each
(less if we go with Book 1 v2 which has a 10lb bag of
grain worth 40FP)
Scott, does this look correct to you?
GM: Ack. How I do grazing is pure random. So I base it on
D4 but its really D40. So could be 0.0 for 0 grass
or 4.0 for 4 fp per day for that horse. This is the
best and easiest way. It could be correct. But I still
am not sure on route. Z may decide to go up river and
west or straight diagonal. So it may be X or X+Y more
miles. My estimate is just that a estimate.
From Mark: [Re: Sheet]
Oh yeah. Votes.
I vote for Excel. I track everything in excel, and find the
formulas very helpful. Next vote is an updated text or word
format. Between Text and Word there isn't a ton of difference
to me, just I have to do the math.
More coming on items (passing them out, as Scott pointed out I
forgot to hand them out in IBT) and some more on items and
reaction to Kell's surprise party.
GM: Ack. Thanks for vote. I appreciate input. I'm not saying
this to sway. But extra programs/windows does take more
time than a simple text file. So more programs means more
time to do it/process it. So this could delay things a bit
longer. But as you guys are happy with that I'm happy
with it. I used to be great with spreadsheets. I have
some mighty Battle Tech sheets in the 80s/early 90s. But
I'm not as skilled as I rarely use them. So I will have
to learn to do the formulae and such again. Which I do not
From Kell: [Re: Actions]
Kell is planning on carrying 3 bags of grain on his new horse,
and as much water as possible. Not sure how much that is yet,
but should be a good amount of water.
I'm working on that now and will be sending it to Scott today.
GM: Ack. I will be posting my food report after this update.
It will be how I track things. IT will be online but
rarely posted. Its for my book keeping methods. I already
see you have 4 bags of grain probably done in IBT.
From Kiet: [Re: Food]
Kiet shakes his head slightly in disbelief. "Whatever" he says
Out loud, he says "I won't need any grain for my horse. I
already have that taken care of. No need to carry extra for
me that we won't use."
[None - until done with Arawn's IBT]
GM: Not much a update but just replies on posts. I'm
behind on things. But starting Arawn's IBT today.
It will take a few days since I work next 5 days.
We are 5 out of 9 IBTs done. So getting there. I
suspect the others will be quicker than the first
ones since they have lots to do. But so far the
others have not sent in IBTs.
A note on bags. Since the '80s I've ALWAYS hated
magical bags especially bags of holding. In D&D
I felt they were abused and too convenient. I saw
stupid ridiculous items in it. Just to me like
cheating. Travel should be a hardship not a simple
teleport to avoid the dangers. :) A hero's journey
as Campbell says is much more exciting then the
destination. It is a bit exaggeration but putting
things like a wagon or I've even heard plans to put
a sailboat in one with magic. To me is insane. So
of all magical items created these are my bane. So
I may have to toughen things up harder later :)
Stay tuned. Magic is a tool and a privilege to me.
But it should not be, IMHO, be used to take advantage
of situations 24/7. So items to give you +200% to
gambling is cheating to me. So this is why I will
always have Critical failures and successes. :) You
can have 1000% chance of success but a simple die roll
could mean failure and badly. In fact badly enough
to be far worse than having a 77% chance would have.
This reflects the god's whims. I believe in strongly
in the Once Upon a Time magic that all magic has a price.
While it may not be obvious the fates are recording those
prices. :) This isn't personal to Z's bags. I just
hate them whoever does them. :)
GM: IBT Details: [Dec 25 - Jan 7 (Leave Jan 8)]
Player IBT Sent in Processed
Arawn Yes [#4] Started...
Fremea No -
Kell Yes Completed
Kiet Yes Completed
Unali No -
Pyan No -
Z'leyra Yes Completed
Chief Yes Completed
lucria Yes Completed
GM: Distances: (to remind myself later)
Sivas to Village by Land:
Path Hexes Distance
Sivas to Maren [Road] 12 240 miles
Maren to Cholchara [Road] 9 180 miles
Road to Marentia Fort 3.5 70 miles
Option-to Ba'ru City 3 60 miles
Fort to Village [Plain] 21 420 miles
Option: Ba'ru to Village 23 460 miles
Total: 910-950Miles depending on Ba'ru visit
Sivas to Village by water
River to Village 31 620 miles
River to Village 5 100 miles
Total: 720 Miles
Village to Kameran border (roughly)
Zen'da Plains to Border 43 860 miles
These are rough estimates and I may be off a few
hexes. These are various options.
So let's say ship wagon/horses by barge up river.
So let's assume a simple barge doing 10-20 miles
per day. Might even do more with good winds. Let's
assume 15 on average. That's 40 days. Ok. So shipping
ahead of time may not be a good option. :)
How about going to Ba'ru and getting supplies there?
Wagons? Horses? That is the closest large city to
the village. If prepare is done at start of IBT and
say a person ships those items (wagon/horses from Ba'ru)
to village then would need only cross 460 miles.
At 25 per day would be 19 days. Almost in the IBT
As GM I'm only trying to cover options. You guys have
to do some serious logistics to decide. Mainly the
horses and/or wagon/food. To fit within the 2 weeks.
Above there are some option as well. Chion if in town
could be swayed to help as he could probably teleport
2-3 wagons in one jump.
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