Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Roleplaying > Play By Post

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-30-2022, 07:44 PM   #1121
the_matrix_walker
 
the_matrix_walker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lynn, MA
Default Re: (IC) Lost In Dreams [Peter]

Quote:
Originally Posted by ericthered View Post
The second try at closing the portal is successful. He can still detect the portal, and the flow of magic through it remains, but he can't see through it.
Is there a change in the rate? These portals are bleeding magic whether or not they are open?

If Peter's attempt at navigation fails, he will try and use his ability to Detect Supernatural phenomena to seek out a gate.

While ranging about and on their way back, Peter will try and see if he can impart knowledge other than language... Marvel Comics trivia, or his dad's recipe for deviled eggs... Trying to feed his escort information and then questioning him on it.
the_matrix_walker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2022, 08:50 AM   #1122
ericthered
Hero of Democracy
 
ericthered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far from the ocean
Default Re: (IC) Lost In Dreams [Peter]

[QUOTE=the_matrix_walker;2439995]Is there a change in the rate? These portals are bleeding magic whether or not they are open?[quote]
There is not: the magic flow appears to be unaffected by the ability to see or cross the portal.

Quote:
If Peter's attempt at navigation fails, he will try and use his ability to Detect Supernatural phenomena to seek out a gate.
That's what he was using before...

He thinks there is a gate somewhere to the... fast little cog direction. He's not sure how far.

Quote:
While ranging about and on their way back, Peter will try and see if he can impart knowledge other than language... Marvel Comics trivia, or his dad's recipe for deviled eggs... Trying to feed his escort information and then questioning him on it.
This is an utter failure. The escort suggests that perhaps giving him "american" would be a more useful test: he's never had that done to him, but several soldiers, priests, and city leaders have had that transferred via gift.

The instructions for "american" presume that the priest granting doesn't know it, and requires a "source" of the language..
__________________
Be helpful, not pedantic

Worlds Beyond Earth -- my blog

Check out the PbP forum! If you don't see a game you'd like, ask me about making one!

Last edited by ericthered; 07-01-2022 at 09:01 AM.
ericthered is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2022, 10:55 AM   #1123
the_matrix_walker
 
the_matrix_walker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lynn, MA
Default Re: (IC) Lost In Dreams [Peter]

Quote:
Originally Posted by ericthered View Post
There is not: the magic flow appears to be unaffected by the ability to see or cross the portal.
'This world is bleeding' Peter thinks to himself.

He will attempt to concentrate and manipulate this flow... can he change it? Collapse a portal and stop the flow?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ericthered View Post
This is an utter failure. The escort suggests that perhaps giving him "american" would be a more useful test: he's never had that done to him, but several soldiers, priests, and city leaders have had that transferred via gift.

The instructions for "american" presume that the priest granting doesn't know it, and requires a "source" of the language..
-- He did that here, did he not?
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericthered View Post
The escort cocks his head. "That did something. Ok, this is most strange." He lets out a few cuss words. "That was not what I meant to say. But I can speak normally if I want... yeah, all cool. So you can give the gift of language."
Given the time Peter continues to experiment with what he can and can't do and try and apply the aspects in novel ways.

He is anxious to hear back on the finality of the deal and if the prisoners will be released, and he wants to talk to the American prisoners he was housed with. Before they are released, Peter wants to explain the situation and ask them about being part of a council to help the Thuromans make reparations for the kidnapping of the Americans and help to come up with a system of fair trade.
the_matrix_walker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2022, 09:53 AM   #1124
ericthered
Hero of Democracy
 
ericthered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far from the ocean
Default Re: (IC) Lost In Dreams [Peter]

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_matrix_walker View Post
He will attempt to concentrate and manipulate this flow... can he change it? Collapse a portal and stop the flow?
Merely concentrating on the flow has no effect. Peter can sense the flow of magic, but he doesn't have any ability to effect it without instructions or seeing how overs do so.

Quote:
-- He did that here, did he not?
No, he gave the man the "local language"... which turned out to give him a rather archaic and formal version of the language the man normally speaks.



Quote:
Given the time Peter continues to experiment with what he can and can't do and try and apply the aspects in novel ways.
Peter can see the flows working as he tries various things... maybe if he saw the process himself...


Quote:
He is anxious to hear back on the finality of the deal and if the prisoners will be released, and he wants to talk to the American prisoners he was housed with. Before they are released, Peter wants to explain the situation and ask them about being part of a council to help the Thuromans make reparations for the kidnapping of the Americans and help to come up with a system of fair trade.
The negotiations drag on-- Kyridas thinks it will be two more days. Kyridas agrees to let him visit the Americans who are being held hostage. Does he want to meet with the "important ones" he was kept with or the main group?


If he dreams, will he take the opportunity to go to the divine village?
__________________
Be helpful, not pedantic

Worlds Beyond Earth -- my blog

Check out the PbP forum! If you don't see a game you'd like, ask me about making one!
ericthered is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2022, 09:27 PM   #1125
the_matrix_walker
 
the_matrix_walker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lynn, MA
Default Re: (IC) Lost In Dreams [Peter]

If Peter finds himself traveling, he will try and steer his way home to his family for a few days.
the_matrix_walker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2022, 09:30 AM   #1126
ericthered
Hero of Democracy
 
ericthered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far from the ocean
Default Re: (IC) Lost In Dreams [Peter]

Dreaming roll... 11


Peter starts dreaming of a US military camp outside of a modern town... but he focuses instead on going home to visit his family. It works. Peter wakes up in his own bed, with the glowing alarm clock showing 1 AM.


Reguardless whether he finishes the night in his bed or gets up now, His parents are very happy to see him.



His mother asks: "Is this just going to keep on happening? Again and again? Are these places dangerous?"
__________________
Be helpful, not pedantic

Worlds Beyond Earth -- my blog

Check out the PbP forum! If you don't see a game you'd like, ask me about making one!

Last edited by ericthered; 07-06-2022 at 10:33 AM.
ericthered is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2022, 10:18 PM   #1127
the_matrix_walker
 
the_matrix_walker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lynn, MA
Default Re: (IC) Lost In Dreams [Peter]

Peter curls up and sleeps for a few hours in his own bed before visiting with his parents and taking a long shower.

Peter does his best to break it to his mother that he has no idea... He tells her he feels like he is gaining some control and was able to get home on purpose, but that he's hoping his control keeps growing.

Dangerous? He tries to downplay how scary it is and says that "It can be a little dangerous I guess until I get the hang of how things work in a place."

He lets them know he plans on being home for a few days before going back and trying to help some people on one world talk to some on another, and that if he does it, a whole lot of people will be better off.

Peter will spend a few days at home recharging his batteries and writing his book chronicling his adventures as if they were fiction. During this time he will see if he can sense any gates around his neighborhood now that he knows how to look for them.

At some point, his parents look at Peter a bit strangely when they realize he now has the habit of sharing almost everything he eats with Goliath.

Also, he will experiment and try and give his father another language (using household ingredients to replace the incense he's seen used before in working the magic from the world with the broken sky).
the_matrix_walker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2022, 12:36 PM   #1128
ericthered
Hero of Democracy
 
ericthered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far from the ocean
Default Re: (IC) Lost In Dreams [Peter]

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_matrix_walker View Post
Peter curls up and sleeps for a few hours in his own bed before visiting with his parents and taking a long shower.
He gets a good night's rest.


Quote:
Peter does his best to break it to his mother that he has no idea... He tells her he feels like he is gaining some control and was able to get home on purpose, but that he's hoping his control keeps growing.
Mother: "So you might be able to stay for good?"



Father: "You're not going to be able to stay this time, are you? Getting lost is not a crime... but you need to go to school, and we need to tell the school something."



Quote:
Dangerous? He tries to downplay how scary it is and says that "It can be a little dangerous I guess until I get the hang of how things work in a place."
This does little to console his mother.


Quote:
He lets them know he plans on being home for a few days before going back and trying to help some people on one world talk to some on another, and that if he does it, a whole lot of people will be better off.
His father wants details on what exactly he's planning to do. Helping people is all good and fine, but what about his education? his life will be a lot worse without it.


Quote:
Peter will spend a few days at home recharging his batteries and writing his book chronicling his adventures as if they were fiction. During this time he will see if he can sense any gates around his neighborhood now that he knows how to look for them.
His parents have a stack of school books for him to work through. They don't have the time to stay at home and make sure he does it though...


Peter does not sense any gates near home. Or any magic other than his own.


Quote:
At some point, his parents look at Peter a bit strangely when they realize he now has the habit of sharing almost everything he eats with Goliath.
he didn't already do that?


Quote:
Also, he will experiment and try and give his father another language (using household ingredients to replace the incense he's seen used before in working the magic from the world with the broken sky).
He is able to give his father the language of the priests of the clockwork sky world. His father says its quite strange, and asks if the same people are teaching him all the different tricks.



After 2 days, he starts dreaming again... this time of the divine realm, the space full of drifting stone structures. Which world is he aiming for?
__________________
Be helpful, not pedantic

Worlds Beyond Earth -- my blog

Check out the PbP forum! If you don't see a game you'd like, ask me about making one!
ericthered is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2022, 10:41 PM   #1129
the_matrix_walker
 
the_matrix_walker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lynn, MA
Default Re: (IC) Lost In Dreams [Peter]

"I hope I can control it well enough to not go when I don't want to, but maybe soon I can stop."

Peter will explain the situation with the world with the clockwork sky to his father as well as he can, and how he is trying to improve their situation and his plan to get them to stop attacking their neighbors and start taking care of their own people.

On education, he says "I get it, but I am learning lots of stuff all the time, and stuff you can't even learn on this Earth! And I am learning my tricks from all over.

On food sharing - There may have been resistance to Peter feeding Goliath from the table, and he likely had his own diet at home. While it was very likely Peter would share a bite of his food with Goliath before, he pretty much splits everything with him now as a habit.

Before the two days have passed, Peter will slip out and range around a bit and see if he can pick up on any portals, especially where he found one on the other Earth that led to Thuroma.

Peter will aim for Thuroma, unless what he sees in the vision of the divine realm is compelling.
the_matrix_walker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2022, 10:05 AM   #1130
ericthered
Hero of Democracy
 
ericthered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far from the ocean
Default Re: (IC) Lost In Dreams [Peter]

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_matrix_walker View Post
"I hope I can control it well enough to not go when I don't want to, but maybe soon I can stop."
Mom. "Try very hard. I don't want you to get hurt, and you need a normal life again."


Quote:
Peter will explain the situation with the world with the clockwork sky to his father as well as he can, and how he is trying to improve their situation and his plan to get them to stop attacking their neighbors and start taking care of their own people.
Father: "That sounds noble, but dangerous. Be careful, and come home soon."


In a later comment: "you say its a different earth? How do you know you aren't hitting a different clockwork sky place each time?"


Quote:
On education, he says "I get it, but I am learning lots of stuff all the time, and stuff you can't even learn on this Earth! And I am learning my tricks from all over.
Mother: "I can see that... but no one cares what you know without a diploma. There will be plenty of opportunities to travel and learn in the summer and after you graduate."


Quote:
On food sharing - There may have been resistance to Peter feeding Goliath from the table, and he likely had his own diet at home. While it was very likely Peter would share a bite of his food with Goliath before, he pretty much splits everything with him now as a habit.
makes sense.


Quote:
Before the two days have passed, Peter will slip out and range around a bit and see if he can pick up on any portals, especially where he found one on the other Earth that led to Thuroma.
Nothing. This earth is quiet of anything at all that he can "sense".


How hard is he studying the "home" materials his parents brought him? they try to get him to keep a low profile while he's at home. Of course, they're usually at work...


Quote:
Peter will aim for Thuroma, unless what he sees in the vision of the divine realm is compelling.
It is not.



Peter arrives in an open field quite naked. He can feel portals off in the distance... maybe miles away. It seems to be the place he showed up in this world the first time.
__________________
Be helpful, not pedantic

Worlds Beyond Earth -- my blog

Check out the PbP forum! If you don't see a game you'd like, ask me about making one!
ericthered is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
lost in dreams

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.