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    Default Roll to Dodge! (COME ONE, COME ALL; THIS IS DIFFERENT AND NEW)

    THE WAITING LIST! When a character dies, the person who is the FIRST listed on this list will be able to make a character and join in! People whose character has just died are most welcome to immediately place themselves back on the waiting list. I doubt this thing will get very full, anyway.

    The list:
    1.farag0rn
    2.Ouriel

    So I recently found out about this and want to give it a trial run before I introduce it to the RPing forum. That forum is slowly dying and I'd like to inject some life into it. And hopefully by saying that I don't suck all the hope from you guys. I'm still your faithful moderator!

    Pretty much, in a gist, you try to perform an action and I roll a six sided dice with the outcome determining how well you performed that action. The games tend to be pretty fun and funny, requiring minimal effort for the amount of amusement they provide.

    Rules shamelessly stolen from another website:

    The GM (Game Master) posts a situation the players are in. The players then post their actions, according to the conditions GM sets. The GM then rolls for the actions' results, and writes them out in his post. Then the players post actions again, ad infinitum.

    The action results are defined by a six-sided die roll:
    [1]: Epic Fail. Your efforts only worsened your situation.
    [2]: Fail. Your skills or luck were insufficient.
    [3]: Meager success: The situation didn't improve by as much as you have intended.
    [4]: Success: Your efforts were sufficient to achieve your goal.
    [5]: Epic Success: Your skills and luck have combined to ensure your success.
    [6]: Overshot: Your efforts were more than required for the goal's completion, and your luck is such that unfortunate side-effects are inevitable.
    It sounds like a lot but it really isn't. Actions can be as simple as "try to kill the rat," or "stab the giant in the face" or "try to hail a taxi."

    So, I'll limit it to about seven of you guys joining in, and we'll see how it goes. What I need you to do: Make a character sheet, read the starting description, and make a first action.

    Name:
    Gender:
    History: Make it short, please.

    If you don't get in, don't worry, characters are sure to die off in fun and spectacular ways for everyone involved. I'll have a rotating waiting list so hopefully everyone gets a chance.

    The goal of the game, of course, will be to rescue the princess from the castle. Who has taken her? What lives inside the castle? Who will rescue her first and get the reward? All of that is up to you guys to find out.

    Preliminary description: It is a dark and stormy night, and before you, looming in the wet darkness, is the growing shape of a dark castle. It is rumored that here lives the Dark Lord of Darkness, a rumor that is told in many dark and cold corners of taverns in the kingdom. You have been lured here by heralds promising a reward of riches if you rescue the princess from this castle. They had little information to give, though, so you're on your own to figure that out.

    You, and your fellow bounty hunters, are stopped by the metal gate of the metal fence that surrounds the castle grounds. It is twelve feet tall, and menaces with spikes. It would sure be painful to attempt to climb over, and the gate is obviously locked. What dost thou do?

    Current character list

    Player: Takesh
    Name: Herbert Walsh
    Gender: Male
    History: Herbert was a poor farmer who accidentally stumbled on a diamond the size of a human skull. Since Herbert isn't the sharpest knife in the kitchen, he traded the diamond for a set of knives and leather armor. Also while he was trading, raiders burned down his fields and house. With nothing left but a set of knives and leather armor, Herbert sought to become a bounty hunter.
    Player: Essishore34
    Name: Brandy Van Brey
    Gender: Female
    History: Brandy was at one time a very rich woman whom had everything she wanted. But when her mother passed away and left everything to Brandy's brother, Nicholas, she was thrown out on the street like trash. Not that Brandy didn't see it coming, she always had a rocky relationship with her mother. So, after much time spent selling and trading goods, she decided to take up the life of a bounty hunter with what little resources she had.
    Player: Phenoca
    Name: Diego
    Gender: Male
    History: Once upon a time, a random RP-character came into existence; he wasn't very mysterious or interesting, and was in search of the legendary THREE-SIDED DIE OF DESTINY in order to save his Kingdom from boredom (yeah, he's a prince with a longsword).
    Player: Readster
    Name:Christopher 'Shifty' James
    Gender:Male
    History:After his parents tragic death at a young age he grew up on the streets, getting into many fights and honing his battle skills. He got his nickname from the opinion most people got from seeing him standing around.
    Player: Befram
    Name: Gildon Tice
    Gender: Male
    History:Gildon was originally a butler working for a wealthy merchant family, that was until they went bankrupt. Feeling his luck and pay drift away Gildon freed his former employers from some pesky silver cuttlery and a dagger in one of the display cases and went away in search for somewhere else to make a few pennies.
    Player: lokuri
    Name: Lilian "Lady" Tristone
    Gender: Female
    History: Lilian always knew she was beautiful, always ready to charm a man. Unfortunately, her awareness of her beauty has made her a bit of a...narcissist. Hoping to satisfy her need for beauty AND fortune, Lilian decided to gain wealth the hard way: by seducing a few bounty-hunters into..."sharing" their future treasures.
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    Oh gosh, why didn't I notice this one before? I can't wait to see all the hilarious situations people are going to get into ^^.

    A few questions!
    So I give an action which I want to try and you decide with the dice whether it succeeds or not? Is umm.. any kind of action allowed no matter how ridiculous and unrealistic(like say.. punching through a concrete wall)? Just how over-the-top can I go with the actions?

    Name: Herbert Walsh
    Gender: Male
    History: Herbert was a poor farmer who accidentally stumbled on a diamond the size of a human skull. Since Herbert isn't the sharpest knife in the kitchen, he traded the diamond for a set of knives and leather armor. Also while he was trading, raiders burned down his fields and house. With nothing left but a set of knives and leather armor, Herbert sought to become a bounty hunter.

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    So I give an action which I want to try and you decide with the dice whether it succeeds or not? Is umm.. any kind of action allowed no matter how ridiculous and unrealistic(like say.. punching through a concrete wall)? Just how over-the-top can I go with the actions?
    Realistic for your character.

    Say, you want to roll to go the moon. You would have to do subsequent rolls to roll for getting the materials together for a spaceship, getting an engineering degree to learn how to make the spaceship, etc, etc. So, chances are, you won't succeed.

    For punching through a concrete wall, I'd still perform the roll, but I'd change the outcome of the roll to something realistic to what your character could perform. So if your character is a librarian who's muscular from lifting really heavy books all day, you might be able to punch a hole in it on a roll of 5, but a character who is a lithe elf who likes to eat candy, would only be able to make a slight dent on a roll of 5.

    My recommendation is that you only go over the top if the situation asks for it. Otherwise, play it a bit safe. The outcomes should be ridiculous enough without you trying.

    Good questions!

    Please tell your friends about this, btw.

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    Name: Brandy Van Brey
    Gender: Female
    History: Brandy was at one time a very rich woman whom had everything she wanted. But when her mother passed away and left everything to Brandy's brother, Nicholas, she was thrown out on the street like trash. Not that Brandy didn't see it coming, she always had a rocky relationship with her mother. So, after much time spent selling and trading goods, she decided to take up the life of a bounty hunter with what little resources she had.



    This sounds cool, I'll give it a try.
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    Welcome! Glad you could join!

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    Name: Diego
    Gender: Male
    History: Once upon a time, a random RP-character came into existence; he wasn't very mysterious or interesting, and was in search of the legendary THREE-SIDED DIE OF DESTINY in order to save his Kingdom from boredom (yeah, he's a prince with a longsword).

    don't worry, characters are sure to die off
    *salute*

    What lives inside the castle?
    The princess.

    Or maybe... We are supposed to rescue the castle from the princess!

    Dark Lord of Darkness
    Is he a nice guy? I'll go ask him for advice on where to find the Three-Sided Die (Dice) of Destiny.

    They had little information to give, though, so you're on your own to figure that out.
    **** That.

    What dost thou do?
    I sneak-off from the group, kill the heralds and take their potions. ROLL

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    Welcome!

    One or two more people and we'll start.

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    Name:Christopher 'Shifty' James
    Gender:Male
    History:After his parents tragic death at a young age he grew up on the streets, getting into many fights and honing his battle skills. He got his nickname from the opinion most people got from seeing him standing around.

    This sounds like my kind of RP. Sounds kind of like a simplified D&D.
    It'll be nice to see some life on this forum again as well, it's been rather dry lately.
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    Ah why not, this seems like a fun way to pass the time. Not having to think too throughly about the character sheet is nice. Except that the most difficult part is there as always, the name... Hmm, I got it! Or actually random google searches got it.

    Name: Gildon Tice
    Gender: Male
    History:Gildon was originally a butler working for a wealthy merchant family, that was until they went bankrupt. Feeling his luck and pay drift away Gildon freed his former employers from some pesky silver cuttlery and a dagger in one of the display cases and went away in search for somewhere else to make a few pennies.

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    Okay guys! It seems you all forgot to make your initial action. Here's the description again:

    You, and your fellow bounty hunters, are stopped by the metal gate of the metal fence that surrounds the castle grounds. It is twelve feet tall, and menaces with spikes. It would sure be painful to attempt to climb over, and the gate is obviously locked. What dost thou do?

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    ( Alrighty. Here's my desired action then. I thought about this long and hard. )

    Herbert hurls himself at the gate with the full force of his body.
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    I second that motion, I hurl Herbert at the gate with all of my strength.
    That doubles our chances right?

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    You fellas can help one another with their roll. I will roll twice and accept the higher roll as the outcome, even if the roll is a 6.

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    (just a question. Can you take another action while they are trying to knock the door down like knocking it as example? Or do we have to wait for the roll to see what the result of that action first be before trying something else?)

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    (Quite the opposite, actually. I'm only going to post results and set up the next scene once the majority of you have posted to keep everything on the same timeline.)

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    Picking up a rock Gildon uses it to knock on the gate with full force, smashing it into the gate again and again

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    (Now would be the time to point out we never checked if the gate was locked)

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    Go ahead and join! You've always got a spot in my RPs.

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    That herald who led us here. I want to beat him up and take his stuff.

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    Brandy assists in smashing the gate open by slamming herself against it.
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    Herbert hurls himself at the gate with the full force of his body.
    [6] Herbert hurls himself so hard and so carefully against the gate's weakest structural point that he breaks part of it in a very sharp place and damages himself for [4] damage.


    I second that motion, I hurl Herbert at the gate with all of my strength.
    [5] Shifty's perfect aim and strength in throwing Herbert against the gate only caused Herbet to take more damage as he expertly manages to gouge himself on the broken metal gate. Herbert takes an additional [5] damage.

    Brandy assists in smashing the gate open by slamming herself against it.
    [3] Brandy's effort is admirable, but since she was just trying to help Herbert and Shifty no one notices and she doesn't really accomplish much worth noting. However, if she had tried doing something else, she might have done something worth noting.


    Picking up a rock Gildon uses it to knock on the gate with full force, smashing it into the gate again and again
    [1] Gildon attempts to smash the rock against the gate, but messed up and the rock bounces out of his hand, and it sails perfectly into the back of Brandy's head, causing [1] point of damage to Brandy. Oops! But at least you tried something other than idiotically slamming yourself at a metal gate!

    That herald who led us here. I want to beat him up and take his stuff.
    [3] You look around for the heralds first, to see if they are there. They are not, they're already a fair distance off walking away, cackling evilly. You of course, make off after them, [1] but they get away because you fell flat on your face as you attempt a dramatic take off in running. A spider bites you in the face on the ground, dealing [4] points of damage.. You look up, and see that the heralds are already gone... Mysteriously.

    Status updates!!

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    Herbert
    HP: 91
    Status: Gouging himself on a partially broken metal gate.
    Code:
    Shifty
    HP: 100
    Status: Standing in front of the metal gate.
    Code:
    Brandy
    HP: 99
    Status: Rubbing the back of her head and standing in front of the metal gate.
    Code:
    Gildon
    HP: 100
    Status: Standing in front of the metal gate.
    Code:
    Diego
    HP: 96
    Status: Flat on his face near the metal gate, locked in battle with a tiny spider.
    ENVIRONMENT UPDATES!!
    Currently, the metal gate is partially opened, and it may or may not be enough for a person to fit through, but the edges of the opening are sharp and dangerous.

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    (Ouch, sorry Herbert )
    I'd like to carefully inspect the new surroundings, checking for treasures or possible dangers

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    ( Wow.. I'm baffled. Guess plain brute force is useful sometimes. Herbert's going to be sore tomorrow though. That's pretty much what I was expecting Readster ^^ (I'll get back at you.. ).
    Hmm.. the metal gate is partially opened, huh? Well, I know my next move. )

    Herbert tries to squeeze through the small opening in the metal gate.
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    (now that was one slippery rock I picked up there brandy. As the position of official gate tester is taken I do this I suppose).

    Gildon wanders of searching for any side door, trees to climb or other way of getting inside.

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    ( HEY!!! So can I join too?! )
    Calm down people, it's just me.

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