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My last official session for #SGAM2016 , though I will likely continue this adventure.

Scene 4

Greta snuck out of the room and looked down both sides of the hallway.​ The second floor was empty.​ She cautiously went downstairs and opened the front door noiselessly. The street was deserted.​
what would she do now, though?​

Down the street before her There was something unusual, like a man in a long black cloak about three hundred pounds weight upon a stone.​ He was not particularly lively as he was a statue.​

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Greta didn't remember seeing that there before but she may have missed it.​ How could she have missed something so big, though. No way. Feeling annoyed at whomever was playing this game, she went up to the statue.

The statue was a little warm against her hand.​

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she wondered whether the eyes she saw belonged to this 'statue' (for she now suspected it wasn't a statue at all).

"Ok fool, whoever you are, you better explain what you're doing out here. I know you're not a statue," she said jabbing her finger against his or its chest. "

The fat man grinned.​ A moment of silence passed.​ The fat man's eyes glittered.​
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Greta gets ready to defend herself.​ He was Not Looking at her, but she could see him struggle to answer as if he truly was a statue awakening.​

He said he loved her.​ now THAT was scary to Greta.

"First of all, who are you?" she asked.​

"I'm the Big Man in this place." he said, and laughed.​

"Lord Ingald?"

He said with a grin: "The man himself."

Greta, in disbelief, shook her head and said, "So the Lord of Kragg Keep is a peeping Tom. Why does this weird sh__ happen to me all the time."

The dawn was fast approaching and she would be glad to be away from this place and this strange pervert.



*****************HISTORY LOG*****************

What is the most logical scenario, event or response that could follow?
REJECTED:Greta snuck out of the room and looked down both sides of the hallway above the second story.​ The old place looked deserted.​

What is the most plausible best case scenario, event or response that could follow?
Greta snuck out of the room and looked down both sides of the hallway.​ The second floor was empty.​ She cautiously went downstairs and opened the front door noiselessly.The street was deserted.​

What is the most logical scenario, event or response that could follow?
what would she do now, though?​

Down the street before her There was something unusual, like a man in a long black cloak about three hundred pounds weight upon a stone.​ He was not particularly lively as he was a statue.​

What is the most logical scenario, event or response that could follow?
REJECTED:Greta didn't remember seeing that there before but she may have missed it.​ How could she have missed something so big, though. No way. Feeling annoyed at whomever was playing this game, she went up to the statue.

"he is not here," it said.

She wasn't entirely surprised that it talked, or startled by it.

"Who is 'he' and where is 'he'" she asked it testily.

The statue said, "I like you very much," he said approvingly. "The old fellow.​ I want him to him to go away"

What is the most logical scenario, event or response that could follow?
REJECTED:Greta didn't remember seeing that there before but she may have missed it.​ How could she have missed something so big, though. No way. Feeling annoyed at whomever was playing this game, she went up to the statue.

The statue was a little warm against her hand.​

What is the most plausible worst case scenario, event or response that could follow?
REJECTED:Greta didn't remember seeing that there before but she may have missed it.​ How could she have missed something so big, though. No way. Feeling annoyed at whomever was playing this game, she went up to the statue.

When she got close enough, his feet were bare and his eyes expressed a look of grave embarrassment.​

What is the most plausible worst case scenario, event or response that could follow?
(from stack):
Greta didn't remember seeing that there before but she may have missed it.​ How could she have missed something so big, though. No way. Feeling annoyed at whomever was playing this game, she went up to the statue.

The statue was a little warm against her hand.​

What is the most plausible best case scenario, event or response that could follow?
REJECTED:she wondered whether the eyes she saw belonged to this 'statue' (for she now suspected it wasn't a statue at all).

"Ok fool, whoever you are, you better explain what you're doing out here. I know you're not a statue," she said jabbing her finger against his or its chest. the eyes of the old man appeared to Do a bit of a circular movement.

"Oh, did you just roll your eyes at me, old man?" She said as she rolled up her sleeves menacingly. I don't care how heavy you look, I will drag you to the guard myself for being a dirty peeping Tom!"

At that, the man appeared to stammer incoherencies.​

What is the most logical scenario, event or response that could follow?
REJECTED:she wondered whether the eyes she saw belonged to this 'statue' (for she now suspected it wasn't a statue at all).

"Ok fool, whoever you are, you better explain what you're doing out here. I know you're not a statue," she said jabbing her finger against his or its chest.

It gulped and then came silence.​ now the sun was coming before long.​

"You had better talk and explain what were you doing in my room. Someone from the guard will be showing up before the dawn is here, and I'll be glad to tell them that a fat, old Peeping Tom is among their midst."

What is the most logical scenario, event or response that could follow?
REJECTED:she wondered whether the eyes she saw belonged to this 'statue' (for she now suspected it wasn't a statue at all).

"Ok fool, whoever you are, you better explain what you're doing out here. I know you're not a statue," she said jabbing her finger against his or its chest. "

the fat man grinned.​ a moment of silence passed.​ The fat man's eyes glittered.​

What is the most logical scenario, event or response that could follow?
(from stack):
she wondered whether the eyes she saw belonged to this 'statue' (for she now suspected it wasn't a statue at all).

"Ok fool, whoever you are, you better explain what you're doing out here. I know you're not a statue," she said jabbing her finger against his or its chest. "

the fat man grinned.​ a moment of silence passed.​ The fat man's eyes glittered.​

What is the most plausible worst case scenario, event or response that could follow?
REJECTED:Greta gets ready to defend herself.​ He was Not Looking at her, but she could see him struggle to answer as if he truly was a statue awakening.​

he said he loved her.​ now THAT was scary to Greta.





What is the most plausible worst case scenario, event or response that could follow?
REJECTED:Greta gets ready to defend herself.​

He shook himself off and laughed.​ His face showed no emotion at all.​

Greta asked him what he wanted.​ He looked at her with eyes like blue ice and said nothing.​

What is the most plausible worst case scenario, event or response that could follow?
REJECTED:Greta gets ready to defend herself, and heaved a deep sigh And then suddenly began to cry.​

Greta was confused (as am I).

What is the most plausible worst case scenario, event or response that could follow?
(from stack):
Greta gets ready to defend herself.​ He was Not Looking at her, but she could see him struggle to answer as if he truly was a statue awakening.​

he said he loved her.​ now THAT was scary to Greta.

What is the most logical scenario, event or response that could follow?
REJECTED:"First of all, who are you?" she asked.​

He said he was the first time he had invaded anyone's apartment.

What is the most logical scenario, event or response that could follow?
"First of all, who are you?" she asked.​

" I'm the Big Man in this place." he said, and laughed.​

"Lord Ingald?"

He said with a grin: "the man himself."

Greta, in unbelief, shook her head and said, "So the Lord of Kragg Keep is a peeping Tom. Why does this weird sh__ happen to me all the time."

The dawn was fast approaching and she would be glad to be away from this place and this strange pervert.

http://solorpgs.freeforums.org/solo-gaming-appreciation-month-2016-trollbabe-actual-play-t35.html#p67

#ap #actualplay #trollbabe

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Today I tried something different from my usual skirmishes: a story-telling game based on the work of +Rafael Chandler +Matthijs Holter and +Jamie Fristrom

https://solounmondodicarta.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/a-grail-epoch-solo/

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Scene 2 of Greta's adventure (Trollbabe) is up:

http://solorpgs.freeforums.org/solo-gaming-appreciation-month-2016-trollbabe-actual-play-t35.html#p63

I fixed a few bugs on the JavaScript oracle, and added a way to increase or decrease the bonuses manually for convenience. This lets me set the bonus to what it was in case the page closes or reloads (annoying).

I also noticed that I have to get more disciplined about the #WritingWithDice rules. I let a few unspoken assumptions get through (like the existence of an inn) where it could have been more interesting had I stayed strictly within the Principles (she may have been staying at the actual Keep itself with Lord Ingald, or I may have made more use of the Trollbabe system to determine there was an inn). I'm rusty.

#SGAM2016

AP follows, but you can also read the history log at the link.

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As they made their way through the country side and past the walls that had grown around what was the original keep, Greta noted that her prediction of a silent ride was right. She figured he knew that his leader did not want her here, and it would just be trouble to get friendly.

She wanted to get a sense of whether they were just suspicious of her on account of her unusual characteristics, or whether they were just on edge about any strangers. She knew that it would take a some extra effort to get Joss to loosen up so that she could get the scoop in a roundabout way.

(Seems like a good place for another Social conflict)
Goal: Get Joss to loosen up and open up about why she was almost run out of Kragg Keep.

"Nice little city..."

(Roll(1d10)+0: 1,+0 Total:1) (Yup, that's a fail. Continuing with the most logical way it could go, I imagine that...)

Greta heard Joss manage a polite and non-commital "Mmmmm."

They did indeed ride the rest of the way to the Lands End inn in uncomfortable silence. However, the silver lining was that the dwellers of the place now looked at her with much more curiosity than fear. Some of the children even giggled when she waved at them, and their parents did not seem to mind. She thought it might be on account of her riding with one of the soldiers, which might have signaled that she was an OK person.

They got to Lands End inn, and Joss reminded her again that he'd be picking her up here at sun up in order to escort her out of Kragg Keep as he'd be ordered.

Once inside the inn, Greta noticed that business wasn't as bad as she'd expect given the scene out in the countryside (the bad harvest and the worried peasants). Things perhaps weren't so bad that an ale or two couldn't be had.

The patrons also stared at her with some curiosity. She was used to it and did not find it rude.

Joss had gone ahead to talk to the innkeeper and, she supposed, tell her of the situation regarding Greta. She exchanged some friendly words with Joss and looked at Greta with some interest.

Joss came and said to her, "Hilde will take good care of you. Until tomorrow." Then he bowed chivalrously. She smiled and thanked him. Greta thought to herself that he looked handsome.

Hilde walked over to Greta, and amiably introduced herself. "Here is the key to your room." Then, sweeping her hand across the tavern room, she said: "It's still too early for bed, so please make yourself comfortable wherever you want." Then, with a wink, "On account of the trouble you went through, the first ale is on the house."

Greta thanked her and gladly went to get her free tankard of ale. Perhaps things were looking up.

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Looking around, she saw a table that looked friendly enough, and asked if she could sit. The men, who looked like they were perhaps farmers, seemed somewhat guarded. Still, they politely accepted her company. They seemed a little unsure of socializing with a big girl with horns on her head.

"Cheers," she said, trying to break the ice. They awkwardly raised their own tankards in response.

(Seems like another Social conflict. I'm liking those.

Goal: To loosen these guys up. Get them talking about why she was stopped by the guards at first.

She notices their tankards are almost empty, so she tells the serving wench to bring a round for all four of them (since she had just downed hers).


Roll(1d10)+0:
9,+0
Total:9)

They graciously accept the drinks. As the drinks keep flowing, the ale loosens them up gradually and Greta's got them talking about their wives and children.

Eventually, she broaches the subject. "Say, fellas, would you be able to guess why the authorities don't seem to want strangers like me around?" She tells them in detail what transpired.

The one called Fergus tells her that it was probably on account of her being big, strong, and wild looking. "Kragg Keep is a respectable sort of place, lass." He accentuates that last point with a loud burp.

Greta suppresses her urge to laugh, as he seems serious about that. "I see..."

"But, you seem like a proper girl. My brother in law is highly ranked in the guard. I will put in a word with him."

Greta wouldn't mind staying a bit longer in Kragg Keep. "We shall see in the morning if it works. Thank you."

They all drank late into the night, with them telling her a bit about the area, and her regaling them with tales of her travels and troubles.

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Part IV: Black Mountain, White Cave
Scroll to the bottom for the latest! Oriana and Xaleran continue the expedition with Zertzeg's blessing.

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Part III: Testing Your Metal - the Saurian Reclamation Company finishes business at the Moktar Lair.

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It's a javascript oracle based loosely on PBTA and Mythic GME. (yet another oracle, I know...). Technically, it fits in one internet page...an internet page. Is that cheating?

I haven't had a lot of time to game, and I wanted to come up with something that took less handling than a paper & dice oracle. This is not a question and answer type oracle, but one that randomly prompts you with three different kinds of prompt:
a. "What is the most plausible worst case scenario, event or response that could follow?";
b. "What is the most logical scenario, event or response that could follow?";
c. "What is the most plausible best case scenario, event or response that could follow?";

The catch: your answers can still be rejected by the oracle. When that happens, nothing happens in the fiction and you are prompted again at random. This happens a maximum of 2 times (to lessen the frustration of 'nothing happens').

The PBTA influence is in how the rolls work in the back end(the usual < 6, 7 to 9, and 10+ spread with the "-3 to 3" bonus range). The mythic influence is in being an oracle in the first place, and also in that the bonus range for the prompts and the answers increases or decreases depending on how often your worse or best case scenarios become true.

Possible improvement:

It may just make sense to abstract these prompts to the extreme with a simple "+", "-" and "(ML)" (for "most logical"), as in "Whatever happens next is..." + (postive), - (negative) or ML (most logical).
you can play around with it here if you'd like:

http://solorpggamer.blogspot.com/p/avoidcount-bonus-ifbonus-avoidcount.html

#SGAM2016
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Chapter One of my Bivius Pulp Adventure for SGAM 2016
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