That's so weirdly clunky. But great nonethelessHey @Wolf Rawrrr , the dice roller is now back in hosted projects in case you want to use it. It's accessible through editing a post (not the best way, we're working on it), so when you want to roll (or want us to roll), you'll need to make a post first and then edit for the dice.
Look, if we're going to be bluntly realistic, then no, Asher hasn't had a reason to pay attention to the conversation between Nadhoron and Natalis. And by extension, no, he hasn't got any reason to want to learn more. But if that's how you want to play this game, driven entirely by logic and what makes sense, with zero tolerance and no room for error, then chances are Asher shouldn't even be at Tyr's Retreat in the first place. If we retrace our steps and re-run the previous chapter without trying to accommodate the fact that we're a group of friends telling a story together, then I'm pretty sure Asher never spies on the Chosen, or even if he does, he never approaches them and never joins them on their mission. What Asher does is probably set out to infiltrate the palace on his own, and then maybe has an encounter with the Chosen accidentally inside, if he doesn't get busted beforehand. And he probably does end up busted - especially if he proceeds with an assassination, or he escapes, whatever - guess what? He definitely doesn't end up anywhere where the rest of the player party is.I'm still not sure what to write about next... Like, even if Asher does overhear bits of their conversation, so far he's had no reason to pay attention, imo, no reason to get rid of the two guards and actively try to pursue eavesdropping the duo. It's just two guys having a conversation (armor-clad, sure, but does Asher recognize it as important)?
I was planning on writing a few short lines about how Asher attempts to get more information out of their conversation, but like I said, he has no reason to (so far).
Exactly. I'm sure I've explained this before, but the main goal was always the same: you make a character, that character joins the others, all of you continue playing. The character never had to perfectly fit the bill, but surely you understand that the more he stands out, the harder it's going to be. And ultimately it needs to happen, no matter what, else you might as well not be playing - so if the price is a couple of plot holes or some weird inconsistency, then so be it. There's no choice but to move past that and possibly make it into a meme along the way.It might work more if Asher's character wasn't that of a hidey-sneaky-thievey-stabby, a guy who literally stalked the rest of the Chosen (iirc) before deciding he would actually approach them (what a weirdo).
He'd need some serious motive to try and start a conversation, and I'm just not seeing it at this point.
I agree with Kaerri and I have something else to add.Take Asher for example. I really feel like Jack has (subconsciously?) made sure to make his participation in this game as difficult as possible. He made Asher to be somewhat incompatible with the rest of the party (in which there already are or at least were other awkwardly placed members), and despite my best efforts to steer him, he keeps writing himself into corners.
You have asked me mine opinion - how can I give you anything but? =)Tell me if that's what you think.
I think you're being unfair to Jack here. The first person I thought of when you wrote this was not Asher, but Xenthriss. I think Xenthriss was a player that was actively trying to be one difficult ass. Not Jack. I don't pretend to know Jack at all, but in my experience, when folks don't like a game, they often make some attempt to ask for help (as Jack did), and upon failing that, they leave to find the fun somewhere else. Therein lies the difference between the something you have described and someone who, despite some big difficulties, is still trying to play and have fun with us. Frankly, I hope what you have written here doesn't drive Jack away from us. He's a good guy.Take Asher for example. I really feel like Jack has (subconsciously?) made sure to make his participation in this game as difficult as possible.
That's a problematic aspect of any RP character and should be avoided at all costs. Especially if the RP doesn't lend itself to that kind of character, which is pretty much every RP ever.there's little that might attract his attention, or seem worth his time to him
You can still post even if you don't interact with Natalis and Nadhoron in said post.Alright, then I'll have Asher wait for a bit more then, or think about him somehow handling the soldiers, I'm in no rush. I just felt that it might be problematic if I didn't post anything (guess that was just me).
Good to hear. You playing videogames or tabletop?
So you're either in Florida or the Carolinas then, I assume. Stay safe!Heya friends! Kaerri and I are in Hurricane Dorian's path at the moment and we are as prepared as we can be. In the days ahead we may go dark for a while, but we'll be back on as soon as we can. Whatever happens, we'll be together which is just where we want to be. Stay healthy and happy, everyone!
Honor and fun,