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Old 12-18-2023, 11:14 AM   #201
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I just noticed Karaka instead of Karana in the link and thought it was a typo, but a quick search shows I've always used Karana but you've used Karaka a handful of times.

The game calendar is so close! Dec 17 in game right now and Dec 18 (my birthday!) in the real world!

I don't know why I would care, but I hoped we would advance the date in the post and synch up today lol
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Old 12-18-2023, 11:54 AM   #202
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I just noticed Karaka instead of Karana in the link and thought it was a typo, but a quick search shows I've always used Karana but you've used Karaka a handful of times.
Yeah, one is magic system, the other is a place/legend.

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The game calendar is so close! Dec 17 in game right now and Dec 18 (my birthday!) in the real world!

I don't know why I would care, but I hoped we would advance the date in the post and synch up today lol
The way it would have happened would be if you guys had just gone back to bed? Peter generally makes pretty efficient use of his days and doesn't stick around in one place.
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Old 12-18-2023, 01:55 PM   #203
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also, Julian gets really simple one-word names for his worlds, and describing Peter's words is all descriptions.
And I have my own labels... but they are subject to change and will largely be Peter's book chapters.

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Yeah, one is magic system, the other is a place/legend.
Gotcha, Karaka is the circle. I had forgotten.

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The way it would have happened would be if you guys had just gone back to bed?
I presumed the date advanced when Peter awoke, making it the 17th, so just a day behind...

"hoped" is an overstatement... 'was amused by the notion of' is probably closer...
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Peter generally makes pretty efficient use of his days and doesn't stick around in one place.
Peter doesn't like making his parents worry or putting them in the position to have to cover for his absences. He is aware of how he is falling behind in school and misses Marcus and his other friends. He misses a predictable world that he understands...

But something has chosen to show him terrible events in wonderful places, and put him in the path of powerful forces and the means to nudge their courses to make things better. Sometimes for a few people, and sometimes for a great many.

Peter is bound by responsibility, but it doesn't hurt that the magic also makes him feel very special*.

So he needs to get home to continue his own life, but he can't ignore an opportunity to save lives. So there will always be urgency to get the job done.

*(Thinking about it now, it's interesting I had Peter insist his magic is coming from within, while viewing his visions as being sent by a "make the universe a better place" intelligence of some kind.)
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Old 01-03-2024, 11:35 AM   #204
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Yeah, I saw the scout pun. Its just there, and there's not really a way to get around it. And the TL isn't terribly far from when Robert Bayden Powell came up with the concept, meant to prepare young boys for much what Peter is doing right now.
I think it's great...

I had a wonderful/terrible idea regarding Peter's attempts to keep his pants...

This is a funny notion and NOT a request...

What if he were to manage to manifest clothing when he Jumps... But only his Scout uniform and accessories.

BWAHAHAHAHA!
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Old 01-08-2024, 08:09 AM   #205
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I'm left wondering what they would have done if Florence didn't spot me. Part of me jumps to the idea that they brought me here, but that doesn't add up at all. I wouldn't have gone into the system if that were the case for one. Maybe someone else brought me but something went wrong? The screamer on the other station might be the key...
So far Julian has fallen into the hands of three criminal groups... I'm under the impression he likes these the best, despite the fact that they kidnapped him off the street. I supposed they've used the least violence, and they've given him pretty good material arrangements.



Also, I get a kick out of imagining Royal and Slick interacting. They'd have such very strong opinions about each other.
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Old 01-08-2024, 10:44 AM   #206
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So far Julian has fallen into the hands of three criminal groups... I'm under the impression he likes these the best, despite the fact that they kidnapped him off the street. I supposed they've used the least violence, and they've given him pretty good material arrangements.
I mean part of it is how they responded when Julian asked if they'd let him go (i.e. "Why? This is a way better deal than being treated like any run of the mill clone."). If he asked Beatty the beat possible answer would probably be along the lines of, "Where's my money, Julian?" and with Tarbreth it'd be, "Shut up or I'll kick you again!"
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Also, I get a kick out of imagining Royal and Slick interacting. They'd have such very strong opinions about each other.
It'd probably be more interesting than Slick and the Advocate, where they'd have a rather shorter interaction.
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Old 01-12-2024, 10:40 AM   #207
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Leader: "You were hiding from us. We could tell. Don't make me kick you."
What's with all the soldiers kicking kids? :P
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What's with all the soldiers kicking kids? :P
Height differences-- these soldiers are mounted, and Julian was on the ground when Tarbreath made his threats.


Yeah, its one of those weird things that just lines up. Like all the cloning. Or all of Peter's magic requiring material components.
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Old 01-18-2024, 12:10 PM   #209
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*of course, that means I have to figure out just how much he has... by DF a lb of silver is $400, but that's DF. By Low Tech, its $1,000 a lb, but I think that's before the new world silver boom. Either way, its a good chunk, but only maybe enough to buy a single discounted horse.
Well, a pound of Silver today runs you about 330 USD. GURPS $ to real $ is hard to compare, but that should be in the ballpark.

To look at it differently: in 1899, 2 kilos of bread cost 0.63 Francs. 2 kilos of bread is about 4 pounds, so we'll call that four loaves of bread. G$1 purchases a loaf of bread, so G$4 = ~0.6 Francs or 1 Franc = ~G$6.7. 1 Franc had 4.5 g of silver in it (until WW1), so one pound of silver is about 100 Francs. Following some quick conversions, this places 1 pound of silver in the late 19th century at about G$670.
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Well, a pound of Silver today runs you about 330 USD. GURPS $ to real $ is hard to compare, but that should be in the ballpark.

To look at it differently: in 1899, 2 kilos of bread cost 0.63 Francs. 2 kilos of bread is about 4 pounds, so we'll call that four loaves of bread. G$1 purchases a loaf of bread, so G$4 = ~0.6 Francs or 1 Franc = ~G$6.7. 1 Franc had 4.5 g of silver in it (until WW1), so one pound of silver is about 100 Francs. Following some quick conversions, this places 1 pound of silver in the late 19th century at about G$670.
Thanks, that's useful and relevant
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