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Unread 10th of August, 2002, 02:00
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Polo, then.

I wonder how it started
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Unread 10th of August, 2002, 02:16
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I'm not sure where it did, Ill have to try and find it out.

I do know that Marco polo was an explorer. I think he was the one who said the world was round. Or not. It has been a while sense I studied this.
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Polo!


Yeah, it is a rather weird game played in a pool. It invovles ducking underwater and yelling and whatnot. Still, it's pretty fun.
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That he certanly was!

He was a Merchant from Venice, in the 13th century. At 17, with his father and uncle he left Venice and they arrived in China, at the court of Kubilay Khan.

Contrary to common belief they weren't the first (the empire was peaceful and rich, an irresistible combination for European merchants).

But, after coming back, Marco spent some time as prisoner of war in a Genoan prison and there he narrated his experiences to his jail-mates, one of them was a writer of chivalric novels who wrote Marco's stories down as 'The Book of World's Marvels'.
Book which later came to be known as 'Milione' or 'The Book of Marco Polo'. Many thought he had made up those stories, and that's why, I think, somebody at Wizard of the Coast invented Marco Volo
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<bows>

Well it seems that you know a tad more then i do. Either that or your not as lazy as i am and you went off and found that all out.
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Well, the question is two fold, actually:

Here Marco Polo and Colombo (Columbus), are very popular figures, the ones we grow up with, the ones who have kids daydreaming about adventures in distant lands.

Secondly: Chinese language, history and culture are my chosen field of study...
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Unread 10th of August, 2002, 15:21
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Marco Volo is actually a Pun by Wizards of the Coast. Its been stated a few times that Volo's name is actually Volodunth or something. And Elminister dubbed him Macro Volo for some unknown reason.
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There is Volo of the Volo guides, who is Volothamp Geddarm (and the 'travelogue' part, I think, comes just from our Polo); and there is 'Marco Volo', AKA Marcus Wands, the unlikely hero of a very funny thrilogy of picaresque adventures: a liar, a bard, a lucky (or not so much so), thief very likely to find trouble.
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Righteo then.


Either way, we seem to have the games up and running at a good pace and the plot is developeing nicely.
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Cadogan, I went looking for <Censored>'s sheet, to look at her equipment...

...the PC ate it

Could you send it back to me, please, sending the e-mail in a private message.

Edited by DM: Tsk Tsk Tsk, I nearly let that slip out.
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http://www.online-role-playing.com/f...=&threadid=473

You might need to change your viewing options to "From the begining"
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Unread 15th of August, 2002, 23:03
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Sorry for the delay in posting, but as you know each post is an intricate and delicate peice of litature which needs to be composed carefully as to make complete sense to the player. That and I fell asleep...
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Damn you guys reply fast, Usually I use the excuse "Oh I'll wait till everyone has replied then I'll post in all three at the same time." But over the last few hours you guys have all posted multiple times
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Unread 16th of August, 2002, 04:23
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Again, sorry for the delay but I can explain really! Please! Put down the weapons! <backs away slowly.>

You see.... the-site-went-down-on-Friday-night, on-Saturday-I-was-at-Re-Enactment, Saturday-night-onto-Sunday-I-was-hangin'-at-Itches-place!

Please-Don't-Hurt-Me! *cowers in fear*
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Yes thats right. Cadogan Trahem and i had a wild Orgy. With untold amounts of alcohol and ....


Well okay the truth. He crashed a few hours after arriving at my place. Then when he woke up next morning he play tested some BESM then about when i started falling asleep he went home.



The Orgy story sounds much more fun.
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Wanted to let everyone know I won't have the pleasure of playing with you all in this game, I just couldn't get in character... at all.... have fun, and I'll check in to see whats going on from time to time.
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Cadogan, do you have/have seen the other 'historical setting' books by Avalanche Press?

I'm toying with the idea of proposing a low-magic, very realistic historical setting to my pen-and-paper players as next campaign, and if their other books are half as good as 'Jade' is , they could be just the thing.
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Unread 20th of August, 2002, 12:16
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I've not seen any of the others but if they are as good as the one im using then I would press you to use them.
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Poor Poor Gralhruk... : snicker :

I will divulge no further information.
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Gral...were you kicked in the head by an elephant? You need to watch out for those things.
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He probably -wishes- he was kicked in the head by an elephant.
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I did...up to a point.

BTW, Thanks Cadogan for NPCing Ylanthariel (in the gauntlets), I won't be gone till Saturday, but I'm very busy getting ready...
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