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« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2013, 04:05:11 PM »

Wow.  Those are some awesome questions.  I will need to do these in pieces.

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First off, what sort of population distribution (as opposed to just size or an average population density) does Stenron have? I can think of several real world analogues for a city with a million-ish inhabitants, but they can have a very different character depending on how the population is actually situated. For instance, some cities have a very well defined core with suburbs surrounding them, like, say, Baltimore. Others have quite a bit of sprawl, like Honolulu. Others are all sprawl, like Phoenix. What's Stenron like?

From the Stenron page...
"The Current Feel of Stenron
Today's Stenron, in 885 RON, is the most cosmopolitan city in the world, the end of the Golden Trade Route up the Tarn Bay. Some say over a million souls grace her streets and byways, from the blinded worshippers of the Candle King to the Cloistered Monks of the Banished Ordermaker.  Her borders have overtaken and swallowed former outlying townships, converting them to suburbs.  Almost a fifth of her streets are lit with artificed globes, yet there are neighborhoods that have created their own brand of Law.  Above all, Stenron is Old, so ancient that some of her temples on the Godstraat now require a dozen steps down to what was once the street-level entrance. 
Her children all play with the toy of the Decade, the Browned pig doll, and the city is so vast that the Collegium Arcana has some 5 campuses within the borders."


Stenron fills the Coriel valley, literally spilling up the sides of some of the mountains.  The oldest parts are the Godstraat, Jarminic, and the Lanterned district, followed by Winterloo.  These areas, along Oberlin and the Trade Quarter, are packed in, right up to each other, with only signs designating when one area is entered or left.
The other neighborhoods were actually villages in their own rights before being swallowed by Stenron's growth. So they generally have dense population centers in the center of the neighborhood, but it is less on the outsides.
Suprosia is different, once being the manor house of the Suprosians, Vanir and Imo  Omwo~ who ruled the City State of Winter Millenia ago, later a grouping of such estates, and now a neighborhood for some of the wealthiest in town. 
The Necropolis is another strange neighborhood, the ancient burial areas of Winterloo and Stenron, it was once well outside the limits, now a whole district built on honoring the dead and dealing with ancestors.   
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Old, evil, twisted, damaged, and afflicted.  Orbis non sufficit.Thread Murderer Extraordinaire, and supposedly pragmatic...\"That is my interpretation. That the same rules designed to reduce the role of the GM and to empower the player also destroyed the autonomy to create a consistent setting. And more importantly, these rules reduce the Roleplaying component of what is supposed to be a \'Fantasy Roleplaying game\' to something else\"-Vreeg

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« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2013, 10:25:40 AM »

Should be on Thursday Night, on roll20.net, Celtricia Channel.

Just got back to Boston from San Diego and St. Louis, so a little crazy, but looking forward to a night with some gaming . Should have a few players that night.

Have to answer some of limetom's questions, as well.
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Old, evil, twisted, damaged, and afflicted.  Orbis non sufficit.Thread Murderer Extraordinaire, and supposedly pragmatic...\"That is my interpretation. That the same rules designed to reduce the role of the GM and to empower the player also destroyed the autonomy to create a consistent setting. And more importantly, these rules reduce the Roleplaying component of what is supposed to be a \'Fantasy Roleplaying game\' to something else\"-Vreeg

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« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2013, 12:40:13 PM »

With the exception of the 5th and the 12th, I have nothing on Thursdays this semester, so I'll definitely be there. If not, yell at me on Facebook or something.

And with you traveling, I wasn't expecting quick answers. That and I always seem to ask the most ridiculously involved questions.
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« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2013, 06:42:30 PM »

We will be on after dinner and after I put njm5 to bed.  And after I get a bottle of cote fu rhone.  Rincewind will be on as well.  We can move forward.
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« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2013, 07:32:57 PM »

Blargh. If I'm on, it will be later. Subbing for my adviser's class for the next two weeks, and I'm going this week for a refresher on how it's done (last took this course 3 years ago...).
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« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2013, 07:36:03 PM »

No stress, dude.   We'll see you when we do.  Bastien or llum, we can get going as well
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« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2013, 02:21:09 PM »

Basneti, use the Soc ACQ chart here for the CA game.
http://celtricia.pbworks.com/w/page/66960599/Collegium%20Arcana%20Base%20Character%20Creation
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« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2013, 04:01:24 PM »

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« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2013, 06:37:13 PM »

Cannot wait to see.   What race?   And I won't to see how you spent that exp,..
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« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2013, 07:30:33 PM »

i didn't understood exp that wll, so i'll connect tonight
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« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2013, 08:38:21 PM »

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i didn't understood exp that wll, so i'll connect tonight
On and off right now.   Can't wait to help you out.
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« Reply #41 on: August 31, 2013, 10:11:05 AM »

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i didn't understood exp that wll, so i'll connect tonight
On and off right now.   Can't wait to help you out.

So, that was fun last night.  I think I have to write more on the use and process of the Soc ACQ chart in character creation.  I was very gratified as to the depth we were able to create with Limetom and you (and Rincewind a few days earlier), with all the backstory that went into the youngsters.   The details like the Vintners, the bardic connections, etc, are going to go a long way.

I am still grappling with the amount of players.  I have 5 confirmed now (6 if we have Llum), and I think after that I am going to put everyone else that has mentioned it on a waiting list.
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« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2013, 11:30:51 AM »

Vreeg, need to ask about the exp from languages:

when it says "INT*20 in raw EXP in Westic language" i need to use it all on westic? or can i use part of it to get lvl 1 on westic and the other part on other skills?
It goes the same with read/write and languages?
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« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2013, 12:28:14 PM »

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Vreeg, need to ask about the exp from languages:

when it says "INT*20 in raw EXP in Westic language" i need to use it all on westic? or can i use part of it to get lvl 1 on westic and the other part on other skills?
It goes the same with read/write and languages?
SORRY, YOU GOTS TO....

Those represent speaking the current common tongue of the Cradle area...and the fact that someone taught you to read and write, sort of a prerec for this school of magic...
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« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2013, 09:11:13 PM »

i mean, i can get lvl 1 with less than the bonus exp i get, so was wondering if i can use the surplus to enhance other skills
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