The Knoll Blog

Monday, May 31, 2004

No Vampire Wednesday.

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Sunday, May 30, 2004

I suppose, post scheduels.
Actually... I would rather do the game on a day other then Tuesday, as I have crappy midday shift all this week. I was going to propose Sunday (today) or Monday... but its kind of late notice to play today and Cody's busy Monday... so how about Saturday? Any takers?

And Adrienne... lemme know about the sushi thing and when would be good for you...


Saturday, May 29, 2004

Arording to John, it can't be till 6 or so, so Let me knowwhats going on. We might be able to switch the day, but I NEEEEEEEEED to know scheduels. W0000000000000.
Skedjoule ma-bob

Tues 845-545p
Wed 845-545p
Thurs 845-545p
Fri 845-545p

Friday, May 28, 2004

This will be the last post I make before I leave. First of all, the only gifts I plan to give are Macadamia nuts. Second, I expect all of you to have fun and enjoy yourselves while I'm gone. If I come back and find out none of you did anything I'm going to be angry. Oh and Neko, feel free to start up your teusday game without me if you want since I'll be gone for the next two sessions. I'll be available again on wednesday june 9th, any one who consumes any part of mine, Matt's, or my mothers stash of hawaiian snacks on that day will be beaten into component molecules.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

I vote for Dragon Blooded... because not only has Liam been working on it alot, I think we missed/skipped a couple of DB weeks. I'm enjoying Vampire, but I have some idea's to get us out of the rut in DB and would like to get the ball rolling on that. 'Sides, who says we can't do both, especially if we do Vamp first...then Liam can clean his room and we get to finish Vampire and solve the DB rut. Win Win Win, methinks.


Tuesday, May 25, 2004

I think we're playing hang out at Lenny's until people leave. Clean Lenny's room instead. =)

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So, who can tell me what we're going to be playing tomorrow, so i can decide whether to show up or finally clean my room?

Dentist thingie is at 1:30pm

Monday, May 24, 2004

What times your dentist thingie? Cause I don't think john can do tuesday
Turns out I will be available tuesday after my dentst appointment.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Hello everyone. Now that we're in the last week of finals, what say we give a word to how the schedules are going to be looking soon, hmm?
i look forward to hearing from you soon.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

does anyone know enuff HTML to mess with blogger i would like to tweck it untell iim happy woth how it looks and a little help would be apreated


I recreated the character information sheet in WordPad because I didn't like the alignment in Word. Just you you know it looks a little funny if you open it in that. You can find it here: (right click and "save target as...").
Ok, so here we go. We can do either DB or Vampire this Wednesday. I can bring this chapter of Vampire to a close for now or we can finish that battle that we're right in the middle of in DB (by we, I mean other people, since I'm in a Yu-shaun hospital). But that's up to if Liam wants to run it and what people want to play.

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Friday, May 21, 2004

I regret to inform everyone that I will not likely be available for the game on tuesday because I have to go shopping for a car with my mom.

Sunday OFF
Monday 845a-545p
Tuesday 530p-1130p
Wednesday OFF
Thursday 730p-1130p
Friday 730p-1130p
Saturday 730p-1130p

Yes Merits and flaws will be allowed, all subject to my approval. But let me give a little more detail.

Every character must have a history. I want to know where did they live as a child? What did their parents do? Where are their parents now? Who taught them what they know? How did they exalt? What is so special about them that they even became exalted? What have they done since exaltation? Have they been hunted? Are they a known fugative? Are they fugative for crimes as an exalt or as a mortal? Basically I want their life story. Plus, they must be at least mildly dedicated to the Unconquored Sun. All but Neko have been an exalt for less than 2 years, Neko has 4+ years under his belt and must be a big fan of the Unconquored Sun. And do not post about your character here, don't IM me about them. Use my e-mail address, I'm sure most of you have it, if you don't go ahead and IM me for my email address. I WILL NOT discuss the game or characters over IM or this board any longer, except as a possible prelude for the characters, but I might just email that to everyone as well. SO there we go. Oh, and when making your character keep track of where you spend freebie points. They must all be accounted for when I look over your sheet. Write them down somewhere, don't just assume you'll remember them. Lenny, I'll speak to you sperately because you're AByssal, and there's some differences we need to plan, but go ahead and make your charater and do the backstory, there's just going to be some bits to work out for abyssal. BE SURE (This means everyone) TO RECONRD WHERE YOUR FREEBIE POINTS GO. AND DO NOT ASSUME I WILL ALLOW A FLAW, WAIT UNTIL IT IS APPROVED BEFORE SPENDING THE POINTS.

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Thursday, May 20, 2004

Chase, couple questions:

Merits and Flaws allowed for Abyssals/Solars?
Are we using the new rules out of the Players Guide?
Any specifics for characters, such as recommended or required stats/skills/whatever?

Adrienne, would it be possible to get the link for that snazzy character dossier from you?

On a side note, I'd like all my players to look that form over and fill it out for the solars game. I'm working on the same for my characters in Nick and Chase's games.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Apology accepted Carolyn. I hope you feel better.

Ok, so here the roster for Abyssal/Solars
Adrienne- Abyssal
Lenny- Abyssal
Cody- Solar
Ostermiller- Solar
Neko- Solar (The Zenith)
Carolyn- Solar (If you want to play)

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Okay, so I owe everyone an apology, especially Chase, for walking out like that. I thought it best that I left rather than being unfriendly while people were trying to do something. It's been a bad day for me, I'm sorry guys.

Monday, May 17, 2004

Hey kids, i'm wondering, does anyone have any ideas when the next installment of Lenny's Abyssal game is going to be, by chance? It seems to happen pretty sporadically, but i'd love to know, since he's trying to get me in on it. Can we all put the heads together?

I'll need to have a little forknowlege of when game will be, so keep me posted. But with summer looming, I don't think it'll be any trouble.

As for tuesday... well... theres a prediciment... I feel I'm doing a sub par job in the current game, and it's very important to me that both Myself and my players have loads of fun. I'm not succeeding. so I need to talk about the future of game. Rest asurred, unless all my players want to quit or somthing SOME game will continue, I just don't think it will be this one. Tuesday bring your characters, just in case, but before we do anything else I'd like to discuss the future.

Oh, and at risk getting yelled at myself, I don't think any of this hostility is necessary. But then again I just hate fighting, and wish that good friends of mine wouldn't do it for any reason.

"This world is built on.... Love... and peace!!!"
-Vash the Stampede

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Well, as I already said it was a game for when you are not going to be there Jon I will not change that position unless the entire group involved in the Solar/Abyssal game agrees. That means everyone must say yes. If there are "I don't care's" or "Whatever's" they will count as no. But, we can discuss this on Wednesday anyway, when we'll have all the players there anyway. If people decide to let you in Jon, then I don't know how frequently we'll be playing. It'll be a switch off between Vampire and Abyssal/Solars and Liam's Dragon Blooded, and this is only on weeks taht we have all players. But I leave it up to the players in this case.

Edit: Ok, it has come to my attention that some players have concerns with the scheduling of games, and possibly some of the games themselves. I would like to have these things discussed on Wednesday, but my work schedule tends to interfeare. So here's what I'm gonna do, I'm talking Wednesday off from work, and, if it is ok with Lenny, I would like the players to arround around 3 or 3:30 pm so that we can sort all this stuff out. I assure everyone will be heard on any concerns with the games if they are there. Please, don't keep silent if anyone has concerns with scheduling, any of the games, my STing (I will not speak for anyone else's STing and if they would like criticism). I want everything on the table so it can all be sorted out. So, at Lenny's approval, hopefully things will be better worked out.

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I really would be interested in this game, but I understand the need to have something for people to play when one of us is not there... still, I would be interested in reviving my Night Caste from Jade City if it you are agreeable to it, Chase... Some may notice a deleted comment underneath Liam's post I was the author of. Upon reflection, I decided the comment was not needed nor was it my place to insert myself between the dispute at the time... but I would like to speak up on Liam's comment regarding our bad habits. I would like to apologize to everyone I've been playing with lately for being... antsy, for lack of a better word. I've been getting up and leaving the games alot lately and I realize that I sound like a hypocrite bitching about distractions when I can't even sit down for more then fifteen minutes. I hope to stop this in future sessions. I would also appreciate private feedback from both player's and spectators regarding the solars game I am currently running in and effort to improve my skills as an ST.


That's fine if you would like to bow out, but I would appreciate it if you would quit trying to make me out to be the bad guy. I was protecting my game and giving you a warning because of your history of walking out on games and not playing well with others. If you would like to blow that out of proportion that's fine. I did not direct it at anyone else because no one else has a history of it. If anyone else would like to bow out or make any comments about my post feel free, they will not be held against you. I do now realise it was rude of me to post it on the Knoll blog, but I stand by what I said. And Lenny, I think we can accomidate you as an abyssal, as long as no one else has a burning desire to take that spot? In which case, I'll let you and that person decide.

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Okay, so Vampire is at 7 on Wednesday and we play the Tuesday as usual. Anyone interested in doing another game on Thursday?

Chase, you are picking at me, and you are being a jerk, and i'm not going to jump at it this time. You can say all you want about how i play our games. We all have bad habits, it just seems to be mine you can't get enough of. i could say all sorts of things here, but i think the nicest way for me to handle this is just to back out of this game you're talking about, and let you go find another example, so that's what i'm going to do. Go find another puppet. If you have something to say to me, you can just say it, and you can say it to my face without making it into your own three ring circus where you can whip the lions into saying whatever you want them to.
I humbly request to be an Abyssal since I've never been able to play one yet.
Yes.....yes Lenny, you are the perverbial supplier to the crack that that is exalted. CURSE MY VEINS!!!
As far as my Abyssal/Solar game that is coming up. Let me set down a few things before I even give everyone an explination of the story and characters. This is going to be a serious game. Abyssals are not going to be funny, they're going to be terrible. They're going to hate, and kill, and be just plain nasty. I want horror, and hate to flow from these players when they play their characters. The Solars, they are on an important mission. They need a sense of duty and purpose. They need to be dedicated to what they are doing and to continue on in the face of horrible atrocities, and the full knowledge that they are probobly walking to their own demise. With that established there is one more thing to adress, and that is Liam. Liam, if you walk out on the game like you did in Vampire because your rolls are sucking you're character will die and you will not be invited to another game. If you try to "break" the story by just running off to go do something else, your character will run off and leave the stroy, and you will not be allowed back. Got it? Now don't go off saying I'm picking on you, or being a jerk, because this is what you do in far to many RPG's and I'll not have any part of it. With that said, I'll give out a little more information on the gMe I suppose.

First off Neko is going to be a solar and Adrienne is going to be an Abyssal. The rest of you get to decide on who s going to be what kind of exalted. The abyssals can be of any caste. We can have all dusk, or all different casts. It really doesn't matter for them as long as they have sufficient ability to achieve their goal. So if we do end up with all fighter Abyssals make sure to consult with the other abyssals so you can have at least a general understanding of most of the skill and abilities of the other castes as well. The Solars will be of any cast they want, except there will be one Zenith cast. There must be at least one, there can be several or a single one. But there will be a main Zenith either way and he'she will be the leader of the group, having recieved a vision from the Unconquored Sun to take you guys on this quest. And that's all you're getting for now. Wednesday, Vampire, strting at about 7pm at LEnny's.

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Lord, I think I may have turned Neko into an Exalted junkie. Or at least contributed to the condition.

Friday, May 14, 2004

il play it sounds like fun beside i need to do somethin

Hey look at that. Unless someone else has a sudden schedule problem, we can play Vampire this week. Woohoo.

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Ye olde Schedule

Sun 845a-545p
Mon 845a-545p
Tues OFF
Thurs OFF
Fri 845a-545p
Sat 530p-1130p

So yeah. There ya go.

Yes Neko, you are the Neko I'm speaking of. As far as who is abyssal and who is solar that'll be left up to the players to decide all together. More on that later. As it stands let me get the count down. Neko 1, Lenny 2, Liam 3, Adrienne 4, Carolyn 5. Ok, if anyone else wants to play, besides Jon (sorry) let me know by Wednesday, or else you're not getting in. I'll brief everyone on the situation then and what ya'll have to do. Don't bother making up a character yet, but go ahead and get yourself a concept. The abyssals will serve the same deathlord, just so you know.

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I'm allways up for exalted, assuming I'm the Neko you speak of. But I'd like to be Solar rather than another Abyssal, unless as an ST you want me as an Abyssal for some reason. mass happy for exalted!

Thursday, May 13, 2004

For the players of my Abyssals game:
Since the last session got a little out of hand I thought I'd post the situation here in order to give you guys some time to think of a plan. Rest assured I have a plan of my own to salvage the situation, but if you guys can pull this off without requiring a gm ex machina you will all be rewarded handsomely. The situation is not nearly as hopeless as it seems or as I'm probably about to make it seem.

Upon defeating the last member of your circle, Ajusa calls for his remaining guards to collect your broken bodies and cast them into the pit so that they may spend their last breath regretting their folly as The Beast devours them. As the guards drag your bodies away, the searing tentacles of magma sink back into the ground and the black iron segments of the golem fall of to reveal a greivously wounded Ajusa. You are all brought into a large room with pulsating symbols on the walls and a large pit in the center. The guards take all your visible weapons and armor cast you into the pit. You all fall into a room with mirrors covering the walls, floor, and ceiling. To the right is a hallway with the word "library" crudely scratched in old realm on the wall. On the left is an unmarked hallway leading into darkness.

And now for your covenience. the summarized condition of the party.

- Everyone is at the -4 health level
- All the weapons have been taken, and everybody's armor except Carolyn's since it was hidden under clothing. Nothing else was taken.
- Everybody's essence pool if full (not including blood feast essence).
- You have 48 hours to get out.

well that's all for now, if you have any questions other than "what the hell do we do?" Post them here and I'll answer them if I can.
That sounds like one vote for yes to me. Plus Adrienne makes 2.

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I'm always interested in playing exalted so if you wanna run something I'll be wiling to be a player, as long as I get to pick my charms. That said I don't want to end up starting something we don't finish. I also think we should avoid having too many active games running. Second of all if Carolyn and John don't show up. We can play that Lunars game I started. I for one would like to finish it because Cody buothers me about it every time exalted comes up in conversation.
Ok, first things first, as soon as schedules are known we need them to plan for DB or Vampire and what not, so Carolyn and Ostermiller keep on top of it. Good, moving on. For those times that Ostermiller is not there, sorry Jon, I am thinking of running an Abyssal/Solar game. Lenny, Cody, Carolyn, Brian, Neko and Liam are invited to play, and Adrienne of course. But yeah. So it goes llke these. Some Solar get a message from the Unconquored Sun sayingthing there's some death knights after an artifac of great power. Meanwhile the death knights are after an artifact of great power at the behest of their death lord. This is where people come in. The PC's will be two groups, Abyssals and SOlars. The solars will outnumber the abyssals but the abyssals will have a head start and some extra power up from existing for a while already. Sp yeah, Votes will be tallied for people who want to play, if not enough people want to play, that's fine too. Just something to think about.

This game would be for when Jon is going to make it, and that's about the only time. If Carolyn doesn't show we can play Ostermiller's Solar's game and if both can't make it then we're screwed. ANyway, I don't know why I bothered mentioning that, but that's how it is. SO yeah. Solars/Abyssals yes or no. Need at least 5 players. Give me responses.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

*nods* 6 is about what I figured. Nothing to be sorry about.

We'll be there when we can but it's gonna be around 6 or 6:30. We go down at 4:10, plus driving time to get home, so that's about 5, then I'm gonna shower and eat, so probobly around 6 we'll be there Jon. Sorry, that's the way it goes.

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Chadrienne, if you could be at Lenny's ASAP for the Solar's game today it would be much appreciated... Neko will be out of class around 3PM and Cody has buisness to attend to early Thursday so I would like to get started as soon as possible (I know Chase is usually out of work around 4PM)... Call me or look for me online if you need to talk to me.


Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Don't forget to get me the 9 sacks of human ears I asked for. They shouldn't cost you anything but I'll be willing to reimburse you for the water you'll lose trying to get them.
On a that note, i'm also going to be gone for a bit.
i'll be out of town from June 29th through July 2nd.
i'll bring sand for whoever wants some,
anyone wanting something cooler simply has to kick down some funds,
my budget is far from inexhaustable.


Monday, May 10, 2004

I'm probably going to be at the government technology convention with my dad on Thursday so I don't know if I'll be able to hang out with anyone, I might be able to swing it later in the evening. In the meantime everyone is more than welcome, in fact everyone is encouraged to do something without me. You can all say terrible things about me while I'm gone too. Also I will not be present from June 1st to June 8th so I won't be present for the games on those days. I'd apologize for the inconvenience but frankly, I'm not sorry. I get to go to Hawaii complete with gorgeous weather, hula dancers, luaus, tourism, pineapples, and attractive bikini-clad members of the opposite sex. Suffice it to say its gonna be a great time and I'll be sure to tell you guys about it when I get back.

Saturday, May 08, 2004

w00t! Heroic mortal here I come! I have a few neat idea's for good characters to share so you can help me chose which one goes best with your game. (That and cause I found out Thaumaturgests require a lot of ST approval for things.) We can talk later on AIM or somthing.

Friday, May 07, 2004

Oh thats too bad that Bwian can't make it. Well, we got Solars on Wednesday and I would be down for hanging out on Thursday anyways!


(PS Tuesday people... are we still going to hang out at Great Escape and wait for Carolyn?)
Ok, well nevermind. No Vampire this week. Sorry.

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Okay peoples, we're go for a solar game! Nick, you are welcome to create you're heroic mortal (Lenny said you were interested in playing a thamauturgist). Carolyn also has a reserved spot as she was originally invited to play this game.
Sun 845-545
Mon 845-545
Tues OFF
Thurs OFF
Fri 845-545
Sat 530-1130

A thursday Vampire Game sounds good. I would like to use the time on Wednesday for my Solars game, if people are okay with that.

ok, so, in light of Carolyn's work schedule I'm thinking maybe we could play a Thursday game, Ostermiller's schedule permitting, some time after seven, because of Brian's school. So let's get a concensus on this, and if everything manages to work out and everyone wants to play great, if not, then no Vampire this week.

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good man Lenny, you've done the world a service. I'm sure there is a much more constructive and/or creative outlet for your creative mind.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

In light of a conversation that Nick and I had. I deleted my blog so everybody needs to remove their links to it.
I think he'll be able to afford those Mariner's tickets and beer now...
Check this out and be sure to read the description. Funniest thing I've seen in a long time.
Ummm....I know you work a JC Penny Carolyn, so whihc of those hours are AM and which are PM?

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I will have my schedule up as soon as I get home tomorrow evening. (As long as they don't screw it up like they did last week)

Okay, so here is this coming week for my hours..(they close at midnight, so no, that's not 4:45 am)

Sun - off
Mon - 8:15a-4:45p
Tue - 3:30p-7:30p
Wed - 2:45p - 11:15p
Thur - 11:15a - 6:15p
Fri - 7a-3:30p
Sat - Off

So weekends and the evenings as listed above I'm free.


Tuesday, May 04, 2004

i'd like to second Chase's last post, with respect to my own game.
After all, there's a reason i made you a sworn brotherhood of each aspect.
Unless otherwise stated (Like this session, where i have a convenient reason for a lack of character),
i will not run a game with a character missing.
We'll all sit around and brainstorm on Cyberpunk instead.

Just so it's clear and I don't have to go saying this later if one or more players cannot make it to a session of Vampire we will not play that session. I do not feel it would be fair to that player or any of the others to play without him or her. You are a group and one vampire cannot simply be left out for the evening. Sorry if this causes any inconvience to anyone, but it wouldn't be fair otherwise.

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Monday, May 03, 2004

Big props to Cody for two new chems!
Progress otherwise is coming along, but slowly.
Link to menu is below; could it be put on a links bar, so we don't have to scroll down every time, and i don't have to post it whenever i update?


Saturday, May 01, 2004

Sunday OFF
Monday 845-545
Tuesday OFF
Wednesday 530-1130
Thursday OFF
Friday 845-545
Saturday 845-545

Looks like my DB'd character will be stuck in a coma in Yushan this week folks... on the good side, we'll actually get to have a regular tuesday game.

Well it turns out I can't make it to an extra session this Thursday anyway. My mother's birthday is this Thursday so I'll be unavailable all day so don't even bother calling me.
I was going to say something this evening when I had my schedule... but the point is moot now, isn't it?