The Knoll Blog

Sunday, February 29, 2004

I am inclined to agree with Liam on this one. I think it would be best to finish up our old games rather than start new ones. Currently we have four games being run, three of which are done on a weekly basis. As far as I'm concerned, we don't need to add anything more. As for feedback on your exalted game Liam, I think its great. Apparently you and I are at our best when given adequate time to prepare. well anyway I don't have much time left before work so I'm gonna cut it off here. See everyone at my place on wednesday and as for Tuesday i think we should meet at Carolyns and bring food if we do. In fact bring food to my house on wednesday too you damn mooches!!!!!!!

As far as Wednesday, may i assume i'm going to be running the next chapter of my story? i'd like to hear some feedback, any expectations, and conflicts if that's going to be the case.
As for another chronicle; as i understood things, we've got enough problems trying to fit in two games as it is. i like the idea of an IOU game, but i know from experience that it's something that requires a LOT of structure and dedication, and that's what we'd be expecting of whoever tried to put it on. As far as playing something involving Alderaan, i thought A New Hope pretty much took care of Alderaan... :-/
Frankly, i was having a lot of fun with the X-Men game as well, and i'd much rather see that continue than see us start something new again, and have it just fall through after one or two sessions again. As it stands, we've had very, very few campaigns started by anyone that actually went anywhere, but i think we'd all agree that we know which ones did, and that we'd like very much to see more of them.

That's all!


what says i hmm lets see WADABI will most likely end up on that back bunner unless you deside to run them all i can say is rember X-men (how long did that last before you tryed to push it on Lenny and I ?) besides we have to much shit going for to games that would end up being a two drefent one shots and i all ready have a plot for the ultment pick up game sooo.......

and i asol thinnk you type to much

PS: rember you asked

Saturday, February 28, 2004

So, Carolyn had mentioned an interest in this WASABI idea I had going for IOU at one point. The story went something like this: The Archdean, in an effort to like her pock...ah...FINANCE student services, approves a contract for the creation of the Whimsical Asian Super Advanced Battlesystems Institute, which is of course funded by several Japanese syndicates such as TOEI and Bandai. WASABI promptly begins filming tokusatsu (special effects) series on campus, where not all the monster and robots are people in suits...

I guess if there's enough interest in this I'll get off my ass and develop it more. The other idea I had was for a one shot Star Wars game, set during the Rebellion after "A New Hope" involving Alderaan. What say you?

I'm off Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm assuming we're meeting here at my apartment on Tuesday and at Lennys on wednesday.


Friday, February 27, 2004

Since I know what next week looks like, I figure I'd post this BEFORE people started begging.

Tuesday I'm off of work at 12:30pm, meaning I can be anywhere by 1:00pm.

Wednsday I have the day off so any time is good. Unless it's before 10am, then I beat you with the no stick. ;)

Right, so, anything else comes up lemme know. Like where we'll meet and stuff.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

6:30 it is. See peoples then.


Monday, February 23, 2004

It's Monday night. Anyone who can't make it needs to say so now. Wednesday at 6:30 at Lenny's. Please don't be late. See you then, and it's VTM, not monster. I only have time to plan 1 campaigne right now Ostermiller, we'll get back to Monster when I have time to plan it. Sorry.

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Sunday, February 22, 2004

If you guys need to talk to me about somthing reguarding Tuesdays game, AIM me, don't leave me messages here. Right-O

Saturday, February 21, 2004


I should be home by 4:15pm on Tuesday. Unless I hear otherwise I'll assume we'll still be meeting up at John's. Of course, you guys are welcome at my home, too.

Characters are pretty much done, but Cody should talk to Nick reguarding his character's class. I think Lenny still needs to make his.
Wednesday Game People- Yesh, I have the day off and I'll be available whenever. Im assuming 630pm @ Lennys.

Tuesday Game People- Neko is off @ 1pm, And Carolyn is off @ 4pm. If people need the Star Wars books Neko is coming by Monday to pick one up around 3-ish. I have work in the morning, so I won't be off until 1pm. But feel free to stop by for books if you need them after 2pm on Monday. We're meeting at my apartment at 1pm this Tuesday I believe for set up and to get the campaign started.


Thursday, February 19, 2004

Oh, and Liam- Great game. Chase, I hope we play monster again! It was really fun!
Nick, I have the stats for the Elephant People in Star Wars I was telling you about. Here they are as they appearred in Star Wars Gamer #6:

A little known species hailing from the plains of Ankus, a planet on the borders of the Unknown Regions near Ord Mantell, Cragmoloids are massively built and extrememly powerful. Many stand almost 3 metres and weigh in excess of 200kg. They are a rare race; most Cragmoloids seen are in Imperial work camps.

Personality: An extremely proud and clan-oriented people; many sink into a deep morose if seperated from home and family. They are also quick to anger and have a strong dislike for dishonesty and subterfuge; they are straightforward in their response to problems and think that those who resort to 'tricks' are dishonorable.

Physical Description: Cragmoloids appear as anthromophic elephants

Homeworld: Ankus

Language: An isolated people, most only speak their natice tongue, Cragii.
Example Names: Rooty, Trusk, Bachus, Ganesh

Adventurers: Those few free Cragmoloids located off planet often leading a wandering lifestye, often taking up with traders or becoming scouts. Several have joined the Rebellion, hoping to liberate their people. Despite their prodigious strength, few have become mercenaries as they find gratuitous violence tasteful.

Species Traits
+4 Strength, + 2 Wisdom, - 2 Dexterity, -2 Intelligence, -2 Charisma. Cragmoloids are physically intimidating, cumbersome, and irritable, but keenly aware of their surroundings.

Large: As large creatures, Cragmoloids suffer a -1 Size Penalty to their Defense, a -1 size penalty on Attack rolls, and a -4 size penalty to hide checks, but can use larger weapons then Humans use, and their lifting and carrying limits are twice those of medium sized characters.

Cragmoloid base speed is 10 metres.

Charge: Cragmoloids recieve a +2 Bonus to charging attacks.

Tusks: Cragmoloids that retain their tusks can use them to great effect in melee, inflictiing 1d10 damage.

Long Lived: Many Cragmoloids lived over 400 years (use the 'Wookie' column of table 6-2Aging by Species)

Automatic Languages: Cragii

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Liam, I would like to commend you on a game well ran. It was better than I had expected, and I had expected pretty good.
ANd for those who didn't hear, next Wednesday 6:30ish at Lenny's. Please don't be late. Carolyn can come but I would ask her not to interrupt the game as currently there is no place for her in the game, and I would like to keep focused on what is going on in the game. So yeah.
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Okay, thanks you guys, let's have everyone here (Lenny's place) around 3-4ish except Chase, who'll be here as soon as he can, sound good? Anyways, that's what i'm going to tell Carolyn.

i can be around about 3:30 - 4:00 mabe earlyer if i dont get my hair cut

andd Liam if i need to be any clearer then that im thowing paint thinner at you face


Tuesday, February 17, 2004

The earliest I can be at Lenny's is 3pm.

And yeah, what Chase said.
I told you my time, but I'll let it be posted. The earliest is 6:30 but I'll probobly stink because I don't get home from work until about 5:00 and I'd have to rush. So yeah. There's that. As for Carolyn, someone just has to give Adrienne or I her e-mail and she can be add as an honarary knoll person like Lenny and Cody. On a side note, the monks were cool, though when there was Q and A some of the questions were rather lacking in any sort of intelligence. But that's ok. Overview of Buddhism from one of the monks. Be friendly to people.

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Well, I'm at Lennys... So, I obviously will be here whenever everyone else is. As for a time, whoevers here earliest... I'll be here before them. Lenny's grumbling and won't let me speak for him but I'm hearing rumblings of " fashionably late". I dare not say more for fear of being thrown out.
Okay, seriously now.

i'm trying like hell to put this all together, but so far i don't have any clue when we're going to start, past a general idea from Chase and an "i'm open" from John. Cody, if you use a shrug as an answer to a serious question one more time, so help me...
And don't give me that "Well what?!" bull either, because i can hear the little Cody in my mind doing it right now!!

By noon-ish tomorrow, i want to have everyone on the following list: John, Chadrienne, Cody and Lenny if he feels like it, post the earliest time they would be willing and/or able to start. i'm going to hold you to that timeframe, and we're going to start when everyone's there, so please be respectful of this. Posting is very important guys, because Carolyn is joining the game tomorrow, and she needs to know when to be there. On that note, would Adrienne please contact her about getting added to the Knoll? That way we could all collaborate here. Okay, that's all guys, thanks for the time!


Monday, February 16, 2004

Definitely wanna go see that.
For those who don't know, tomorrow at AR there will be Tibeten monks speaking from 12:25-1:20 in Rafe hall. I will be there and so will Adrienne, and I would suggest anyone else who wants to go listen to them speak get there early.

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Sunday, February 15, 2004

I know I'm a day late but happy VD to everyone. I hope everyone enjoyed their VD, I know I did but sadly it is now I hope it ranks up with you're last VD and I hope your next VD will be better. On a side note "MONKEYS".

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Saturday, February 14, 2004

One small note... Im not a wood aspect. Didnt know if that was a typo on your part. Anyway... I WAS scheduled to close Wednesday, but thru some magnificent grovelling (or not) I managed to get the day off. So Im open all day wednesday.

Okay, yes, you screwloose fiends, that was indeed a cue to tell me that you're going to be there on wednesday. Because we have an issue with Chase getting off of work, i'd like to know when is a good time for everyone to be at Lenny's. John, please let me know at the earliest whether i need to make a wood-aspected NPC for that evening. Cody, i don't know what the hell is going on with you, but post something intelligeable that tells me what i want to know. Lenny i don't worry about, although after last wednesday... Brian, i didn't mean to exclude you from this game; i do have a place for you to get in on it if you're interested on the weeks when nihongo shyokudai isn't so bad (Heh)...

Thank you all, and happy St. Valentines!

EDIT: Yeah, i know he's water-aspected. i typed wood-aspected, because he's a healer.

I didn't want to post another "I'll know on Saturday when I get my schedule at work for sure" post. But, since our ST obviously would appreciate a response to his response to his own it is.

I'll know Saturday, when I get my schedule at work.

Friday, February 13, 2004

Dude! Liam!

Yes, i'll totally be there Wednesday! We're all totally stoked to see what's coming up for us in your well-planned, much-thought-out dragon-blooded campaign! You can definitely count on me to be there, because if i wasn't, it would totally arrest the plot, and nobody would get to play; but don't think that doesn't mean i'm not actually coming because it's such a massively enjoyable game you run! Don't bother thanking me for responding to your post either, because i completely think it's the polite and responsible thing for me to do, considering you're going to be totally out of the loop and caught off-guard if i don't! i'll see you there, man!!


Wednesday, February 11, 2004


i hear i'm dead.

That settles that issue then.
See you all next wednesday for Dragon-Blooded?

Yesh. Definitely sure. So anyways, see people in half an hour @ Lennys.
You sure? I could throw in a couple of bad jokes to go with them...
Chain letter? Um...No... thanks anyways...but no

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

He's around, just not posting. Chase and I talk to him at least once a week and he sends me e-mail chain letters almost everyday. I'll forward you some if you'd like. =P
I wonder what happened to Jay.

Friday, February 06, 2004

Variety has reported that Miramax has pushed back the theatrical release date of director Quentin Tarantino's KILL BILL VOL 2 from February 20th to April 16th. The latter date was already set aside for the US release of the Oscar-nominated HK hit HERO (directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh). HERO has been sitting on Miramax's shelf for more than a year and will now most likely be delayed once again. KILL BILL VOL 1 will be released on DVD on April 13. Source: Fangoria

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

no can do, wednsday I have class at 7. I'll have to sit this one out too. sorry guys.
Ok, with the feedback I have then, we start playing next Wednesday, Feb. 11th at about 6:30 PM at Lenny's house. Have eaten before we start, or bring something to eat because we will not stop for a food break. It will be VTM and I'll work with Neko on a character. Neko, make a 7th Gen Gangrel if you want to play. 1 dot in each discipline and don't do backgrounds. Just do the sheet, don't go to much into story yet, because I need to talk with you about the charater first. No merits or flaws either. Standard attributes and abilities. Go for it. As for everything else to address, it will be addressed at the game. We'll spend time figuring out a schedule and arrangments for all this fun stuff and may not play as much as some people may want, but if we don't get this all settled we'll not be playing much at all (and no that's not a threat it's the way things are). And someone tell Liam, if he wants to come, but he's not to make a charater yet because I have some things to figure out in the story if Liam joins. Remeber, 6:30PM I don't want people showing up late. And we will be done by around 9:30 or 10:00 so we do have limited time.

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