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Unread 3rd of February, 2013, 00:27
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That sucks but I do know that feeling. Come back when things calm down.
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Good Luck with everything, man. I hope this move helps you and your company.
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Unread 5th of February, 2013, 12:34
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Well that's a bummer.

I'd still like more people in on this. Like one or two.
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Unread 5th of February, 2013, 13:17
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Knew I should have passed on that roll.
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Ewan: Tell me, when you drove up, did you see a sign outside that said "dead ninja storage?"
Kat: No, I didn't...
Ewan: Do you wanna know why I don't have a sign like that? Because storing dead ninjas, isn't my business!
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Unread 5th of February, 2013, 13:44
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Well if you'd gotten, like, double sixes for a 10, would've been pretty neat.
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I can try to promote it to a friend or two. You may have to walk them through all the steps like you did for me. I can let you know what they say if you'd like.

Also, sorry for the slow posting on my part. School is taking hold.
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Unread 6th of February, 2013, 16:51
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I feel happy with that roll!
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Unread 13th of February, 2013, 16:16
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Hmm. Feeling like I messed up at some point.
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Unread 13th of February, 2013, 21:16
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Why's that? I should be able to post tonight. Started a new temp gig this week and Monday was my birthday, hence my lack of response.
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Ewan: Tell me, when you drove up, did you see a sign outside that said "dead ninja storage?"
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Unread 13th of February, 2013, 21:27
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Look I pretty much lack anything resembling self-confidence alright?

Also someone should pick a better name than "Nipper."
I was tired.

Gonna put some questions up in Prep Stuff.
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Unread 14th of February, 2013, 00:51
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I'll put my answers up tonight. I'll work on them during class today.
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Unread 15th of February, 2013, 19:35
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I should clarify, in this case I don't know what the pic means. It's what Burroughs saw, filled with terror and rot. I would jolt myself awake, but if Burroughs wants to try talking to it or interacting with it, uh, go ahead. Or, it could just be a vision.
If you want, you could instead have Burroughs be trapped in some nightmare, chased by it, or something like that.
Regardless, bad news.
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Unread 15th of February, 2013, 22:12
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My intent is for Burroughs to try interacting.
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Unread 16th of February, 2013, 01:29
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Hmm, alright. I don't know how much Burroughs has experience with these sorts of concepts, but the sorts of emotions that would be coming through to a normal person are those of rot, perversion (not sexual, but a fundamental disorder of the natural world), and persecution, a feeling that you are standing before a predator, a thing that is designed to hunt and kill, that you're the prey of.
This should be filtered through Burrough's weirdness, but still... like, imagine you yourself are walking through the woods at dusk, when the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. There's a cougar, or a pack of wolves stalking you. Or, the illogical, nonsensical terror you can sometimes feel in the darkness, when despite the fact you know there's nothing to fear, you still experience that sensation of there being a threat, some monster or murderer in the dark, despite your best attempts to convince yourself otherwise.
That feeling, only with no real accompanying source--the feeling, that terror, is the primary thing Burroughs is getting, and the image and sensation and any other baggage is added on, constructed from scratch from nothing, the sum total of all your fears simply because the fear is primary and the trappings are draped on afterwards, flavored with the overtones of that image. Like a hologram or mirage; the sensation with the source hiding behind it, in half view.

What's actually happening:

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e: Actually if you've a different idea that could work too.
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I'll have a Burroughs post either tonight or tomorrow morning.
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Unread 20th of February, 2013, 11:43
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Hey z- let me know if I can take the +1 for reading the sitch or not on the leadership roll. Marking xp either way.
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Unread 20th of February, 2013, 16:25
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Yeah, that makes sense.
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Unread 20th of February, 2013, 23:39
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Doesn't Parson have, like, big machine guns or something mounted on the walls?
Seriously thought he did... don't know why.
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Unread 21st of February, 2013, 03:17
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I think I'd remember something like that. Armaments are probably limited to rifles, pistols, and maybe the odd grenade.
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Unread 21st of February, 2013, 08:37
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Weird! Well nevermind then.
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Unread 27th of February, 2013, 23:13
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Hey z- are you amenable toward feedback on the game? If so do you want it here, pm'd, or email?
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Unread 27th of February, 2013, 23:13
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Man I am not sure what to do. Hmm.
Feel like I should have a random encounter table or something.

Suggestions? Or comments or something.

e: ha ha whoops
Here's fine. So is PM, either way.
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Unread 27th of February, 2013, 23:21
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I'll have it up tonight then. As for "what next?" just start asking questions again. I know there's things Parson probably needs to get to at the very least.
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Unread 27th of February, 2013, 23:33
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Yeah I definitely feel I'm doing this wrong.
Gonna give it a night.
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Unread 28th of February, 2013, 10:44
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Feedback

The Good:

I love the way you've captured the setting and the "feel" of the NPCs. You were going for the post-apocalyptic West, and you've nailed it so far. There is also a definite sense of tension and you've go some pretty hefty fronts lined up. Really top notch stuff there. Likewise, I like how you took answers to our questions and ran with them. Keep doing that.

The So-So

I don't feel like we got a chance to follow the characters around for a day, to let us get into their headspace and for you to get to ask questions and see what was important to us. I kind of feel like that sort of thing is key to AW because it tells you what's important to the PCs and to whit, the players.


The Bad

It might not be you intention, or even your plan, but I feel like I'm more stuck in a script than being allowed to improvise. To whit: I don't feel like Parson et al are being allowed to stretch their wings, to be able to act instead of react. I also feel like (Parson at least) is jumping from fire to fire to fire. First the sniper, then the cornfield, then the gang, then the market altercation. You keep throwing stuff at us, rather than letting us go out and find it. (Yes, slightly harder with a solid base like a hardhold, but not impossible by any stretch).


Yes, you should be putting bloody hand prints on everything, but at the same time you need to be a fan of the PCs. I don't get the sense that you are (again, I could be mistaken here, and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). Give us a chance to shine, to accomplish, and to feel like we're getting ahead a bit. Yes, we are only two days into the siege but the only sense I'm getting out of it right now is "this is going to suck" and "everyone is going to die."

Going back to your "stuck" aspect of not being sure what to do next, well there's a few things.

1. Start by asking questions. Even if is something innocuous like "Parson collects a particular kind of thing. What is it?" or "Burroughs- you've noticed a crack developing in the lens of your mask. What are you going to do about it?" or "Tannis, you've seen Green hacking and coughing a lot more than usual, doing anything about it?"

2. Look at your principles. Those are, for better or worse, the bible of AW. Embrace them.

I don't want you to think at I'm not enjoying the game. These are also my opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the other players, and I am not presuming to talk for them.
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