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Alright guys we are good to go.  Matt helped us get the forum fixed so I will be kicking this off soon.

     The posting schedule is a simple one: this game will will move as fast as we do.  I know that some of us have very busy lives and we can't always be around, but if you can't be available to post then please tell us so I can NPC your character through the current scene so we don't hold up everyone else.

     I will pin this topic thread so we can discuss things here.

 

Welcome to Scion: Modern Mythology!

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Finding Natalie should be pretty easy in a school full of people that know all the other people they go to school with.  Getting her address is a basic task, simply ask around.  With your charisma scores that isn't hard.  The challenge is trying to get more than her address (who talks to these days, what she's been up to, places she frequents).

This will require a

Perception + Investigation roll if you're trying to investigate through snooping (going through her garbage, breaking into her house, etc).

or

Charisma + Investigation roll if you're attempting to investigate by asking around (questioning friends, family, people that see her around).

Each roll requires 4 hours of detective work, the more successes the more you glean from clues.  You need 10 successes to learn what you need, but time is short,  once you clear 10 successes any left over successes may be used to reduce the total time taken by 1 hour per additional success.  So if you manage to get 15 successes in three rolls (12 hours), then you can take the remaining 5 successes and reduce the time from 12 hours to 7 hours.

I would recommend you decide which you would like to do, then work as a team.  It would be a limited teamwork action.  You can find the rules on page 180 of the Hero book.  To summarize:

Select someone to do the actual roll (The Team Captain) (they suggest the person with the highest dice pool) and for the rest of the team helping you add +1 die to that die pool.  So in this care (Highest Dice Pool + 4 dice), since there are 5 of you.  Those assisting the dice pool may not add Epic Successes, only the Team Captain may.

You may want to talk with one another in the OOC thread or chat.  Your characters will also need to wait until the morning to begin this investigation, it's late and your parents are going to be looking for you soon.

quoted from Dave

 

I'm for the perception+investigation if we use Rachel we get a base of perception 3 + epic perception 1 + 1 in investigation. that's 4d10+1 plus 4d10 from the "team"

I'm suggesting perception because i think its less chance outside of getting out right caught doing something illegal, of tipping our hand that we are after Natalie

if anyone has better stats on it r a better reason to do it the other way i'm all ears

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From a purely mechanics viewpoint, Grace has 5d10 + 1 auto suxx if we go Charisma+Investigation. Fischer and Nadya aslo have 5d10 + 1 die pools (Nadya like Grace and Fischer either way). Would anyone like to ICly to take point on this? I can do it with Grace, but I think it might be more appropriate for someone who's not new to the school to fish around for information. :)

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According to what Dave said in chat last night - the Team Captain in many ways is the person who puts the pieces together. It could be Grace, or it could be Fisher. People might say Nadya's added lesbianism to her 'services.' :P

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I'm gonna fucking make Mercedes-Bloody-Rhodes WISH I killed her!

Mechanical effects aside, Nadya would have preferred the skulking around for the information, but she can schmooze just as easily. As Mala mentioned, personally, I think it would make more sense for Nadya or Fisher to take lead, if only due to more familiarity with Salem High and those who go there, but I'm good either way?

Anyone have a vote for who takes lead?

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well it is actually the lead person who compiles we all do the asking around social stuff. so from a story standpoint the best one to be the compiler is Grace since she doesn't know enough folks to be asking the questions she's the perfect one for each of us to info dump on.

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If Long doesn't throw his two cents in here soon I'll share his relevant stats for you guys to compare.  So far I think Grace making roll and you guys acting as the assisting party would be the best bet.

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Nice roll, guys.

I'll get you something soon.  We had a manager get fired for her till coming up $1,900 short, so I was promoted to a full time position.  It shouldn't affect my posting schedule, but for the next few days we'll be short handed until we hire some one.  Oh, and Sunday I'm going to the Renaissance Festival, so I'll be out all day then too.

If you're looking for something to do, feel free to add a post of what action your character is taking to assist Grace's roll.

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Alrighty, the weekend is done.

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend, posting will resume tomorrow.  I've sent Grace a PM to inform her of some super secret stuff that pertains to the storyline that she uncovered with the investigation.  Once she posts and you guys decide on a course of action, we'll move forward.  I know rightnow Austin is addressing the group with concerns about Natalie and the fate that befell Michael.  Once you all have wrapped that up, we'll move forward.

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So, Grace stealing credit for Nadya's find is totally Mala not reading the thread correctly! >.< But I totally want it to stand because teenagers, yo. Hehehehehe.....So, next time I'll try to comprehend what I read better, sorry Nadya! 

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I've added your Fate Bindings to the OOC area.

This is not an all inclusive list as Fate Bindings can change (people or places or items can be added or removed.  Also ratings of Fate Bindings can change.

If you know anything about Fate Bindings, you'll know that they normally have a limited time that they last based on their rating.  Those listed are basically those closest to your PC at the moment but those bindings are 'permanent', meaning that the binding will not where off unless we write the binding out of the story.  On that same note, instead of holding everyone to permanent Fate Bindings and screwing you over, your bindings are for plot purposes.  If/when needed then a particular binding may be 'activated' and then you will be held under the rules of a binding at that level.  So, if Nadya and Mercedes are trading insults, it's no big deal.  That won't affect the strength of their binding... but if the plot dictates that Nemesis aspect of Mercedes kicks in, then Nadya has a choice to play her role in Fate's play.  Success gives her the benefits, while failure earns her the penalties.

 

Keep in mind I do use these as plot devices so I follow the 'don't be a dick' rule.  It's not a tool for me to just throw penalties at you, it's for us to write stories with.

Also, Fate Bindings are not etched in stone and nothing about them is a means for me to force a player into decisions they don't want their character to make.  An example currently would be Rachel developing a crush on her old school nemesis, William.  While Fate has dealt her a cruel hand, by making William an attractive young man that gets Rachel's heart all aflutter, there is nothing that forces Rachel to fall in love, date, become friends with or even talk to him.  That remains within the control of the player and whatever he/she feels would make the best writing for him/her.  While I may throw you guys curve balls, I don't want you to feel you're being shoe horned into anything.

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...hehe, yes it should still be going.  I was so wrapped up in where Nasty was going that I completely forgot about it.

Sorry for the delay guys, I've had a few things here to take care of, namely recruiter stuff.

I should have updates for everything soon, like 24 hours soonish.

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Okay, the time jump forward was a goof.  I didn't mean for it go forward so far (Homecoming would be nearly a 4 week jump) so to simplify it we're going the simple route:  It's been ONE week. since the museum brawl.  This should not affect what's already been posted.

Here's the run down:

  • It's still September, Month 1 of school.
  • Natalie was admitted to the hospital, she's been visited by Darcy and Grace almost everyday since.
  • Michael's funeral was a couple days ago (being vague on purpose), you guys are trying to find ways not to be bummed.
  • Rachel's fathers have not discussed the conversation they had with Billy Troup.
  • Natalie's father was said to have bombed the museum, and died in own explosion.  In retaliation for firing him.
  • There has been no word from The Big Bad... which is almost as bad as there being word from him.
  • Darcy and Fisher have been texting a lot like, it's almost nauseating.  Although it's been flirty at times, it's still officially a 'just friends' status.  With all that's going on, they've not really had time to hang out.
  • The Band has a 'base' inside Fisher's basement/apartment/dwelling.  It's a quiet place to hang out and decompress.  Nadya hopes to find his porn stash (We know you have one Fisher...).
  • Everything's been relatively quiet, NPCs haven't' really bothered you, nor have you really had the option to have social lives.  Episode 2 is your first opportunity to really get things back on track.

If I forgot anything or you have questions, just ask.  Remember guys, I care more about telling a story and less about timelines.  I confused and messed a few people up with the jump and I want to make sure we're all able to have a good time with this.  So, apologies to those I confused, and let's tell some tales.

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Okay, sometime soon I plan on posting up the NPCs in a thread for the supporting cast of Modern Mythology.  Now, I was curious as to whether or not you guys would like me to post the character sheets for the NPCs?  If anything you could swipe them for your home games.  Canon NPCs I've modified, so what's in the book isn't what you'll get in MM.

Just understand that just because I've posted a sheet, doesn't mean I always follow it.  If it's all 5 or 6 of you taking on a single NPC I might tack a few extra dice or extend health levels, or both, so please don't monitor me by referring to the sheets if I do post them.  I try to stick to em, but story takes precedence over dice pools.

I'd like to enhance people's experience with gaming, both here and at home.

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Just an FYI, guys- I'm in the middle of my 7-day stretch at work, which means my posting is limited to around this time, for maybe 1-2 hours each night, until Monday. If you need input from me for one of your posts while I'm at work, feel free to pester Dave ;)  I don't want to hold things up over the next few days, and I'll be checking the forum whenever I get home.

Thanks for being awesome!

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Awesome post Nina, loved reading it.

I'm wrapped up in a heavy work week guys, but I'll be getting the next phase of story soon.  Just wanted to give you guys a heads up.

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Putting this here as another note for the interlude posts in F&F:

[Dave] 4:58 pm: Remind to give you a Nina a lil something extra at the end of the story.

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I'm guessing because Nadya is still feeling bad and over dramatic about the situation and still going for Rachel's dads. She's gonna make phone calls too - to Dad and others - if calls are working. Didn't want to assume that Marius hadn't messed with those too. 

Will try to post in the morning after work.

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Vivi has a post almost done but she was called into work.  I'm going to continue things once she'd had the opportunity to post.

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Life's been hectic.  I'm working on a reply and should have an update for you guys soon.  I've been chipping away at it as I've had time.  I haven't forgotten about you guys.  :)

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I asked Matt to un-archive this.

People were showing interest but not everyone, and that's fine.  Scion was not meant to be a game that moved at the speed of light, so it can work with most people's schedules.

Sound off.

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