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Re: Don't Leave the Path OOC Thread

Unread postby Petecoi » 21 Apr 2017, 00:11

No worries Paul.
I'll assume you will email when ready as opposed to using the forum.

Have a good time!
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Re: Don't Leave the Path OOC Thread

Unread postby Frerin » 21 Apr 2017, 06:32

Fieranor of Imladris wrote:I'm still hoping the rest of you are okay with this, as well?

Definitely! Sometimes, we just have to recharge our batteries, and real life has to take precedence.

Whenever you're ready to pick things back up, just drop me a note, and I'll be back. :)

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Re: Don't Leave the Path OOC Thread

Unread postby Fieranor of Imladris » 21 Apr 2017, 08:38

Petecoi wrote:No worries Paul.
I'll assume you will email when ready as opposed to using the forum.

Have a good time!
:)
And yes, blame Brexit!
Is Brexit really THAT bad, hehe.

Yes, Pete, I promise to email each of you individually, rather than through these unreliable forums.
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Frerin wrote:Definitely! Sometimes, we just have to recharge our batteries, and real life has to take precedence.

Whenever you're ready to pick things back up, just drop me a note, and I'll be back. :)
You are ALL awesome and you have my deepest respect. Thank you.

I'm hoping this break will not be terribly long... a couple weeks, perhaps a month at most.
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Re: Don't Leave the Path OOC Thread

Unread postby Artorius » 08 May 2017, 14:36

So while we are having a breather, you guys playing anything else good? I have a crew I see on Thursday's. One I am enjoying at the moment is 7th Sea, a swashbuckling hero kick ass kinda RPG. Imagine Pirates of the Carribean and you're almost there. Having a lot of fun with it.

I am beginning to miss the DnD session we had going but the GM said he would run another at some point.

Let me know how you are, hope all is well mates.

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Re: Don't Leave the Path OOC Thread

Unread postby Ellisidil » 08 May 2017, 14:39

I've got birthdays and family to attend to

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Re: Don't Leave the Path OOC Thread

Unread postby Fieranor of Imladris » 10 May 2017, 10:22

Artorius wrote:So while we are having a breather, you guys playing anything else good? I have a crew I see on Thursday's. One I am enjoying at the moment is 7th Sea, a swashbuckling hero kick ass kinda RPG. Imagine Pirates of the Carribean and you're almost there. Having a lot of fun with it.

I am beginning to miss the DnD session we had going but the GM said he would run another at some point.

Let me know how you are, hope all is well mates.
I have two every other Sunday games I play in, which Gavin also plays in, and since Sarah has proven she's not a Muggle, I intend to bring her into my TOR game, soon. Gavin would answer, here but, for some reason, he never receives notifications from this thread. Anyway, the games we're playing is The One Ring -which starts up for me, again, on February 28th. Once I finish an adventure in TOR, my friend David takes over for an adventure with his GURPS: Monster Hunters game. It's been pretty fun.

Other than that, I'm romancing Sarah; we're getting married, but it's sort of an odd set of circumstances. I don't have the rings and I've not yet proposed, but it's looking like February 24th, right now... we're both odd, so we're doing things in an odd way, for once. We actually met on March 23rd, but we KNEW no later than March 24th. We don't fight, we're empathetic to one-another's needs and desires. We match politically, religiously and faith-wise, and I just loosened my sphincter this time and let her in, now she's so integrated to my life and in my heart, and her family is now my family as mine is hers, that I can't picture a time before she was in my life, nor one were she no longer there.

So, fella's, I apologize that I've been off, but there's a lot to do. You've all known that I've needed a better job for some time: it's no good being paid $30.40 per hour if I'm not getting any hours. I had one 6.5 hour class last week, and there is presently NOTHING else on my schedule for THIS MONTH. So, I'll be applying to Lockheed-Martin, Zodiac Aerospace, United Technologies and updating about a half-dozen job search web sites throughout this week and next. Also, our apartment has been too small since we moved in so, despite the absolute God-blessed nature of our present Landlord, Mike, and this apartment in an area that is far too expensive without a great job, we need to move up. I've been grateful to have this place, but we have to move up.

Sarah is a widow, her husband, Tim, died close to four years ago; as my marriage was ended by the adultery committed by my now-ex-wife, Sarah and I are free and clear, according to scripture, to marry without sinning, which is what we'll be doing once I propose. The Bible speaks of spiritual marriage, which we already have, but it also expresses obedience to the law, which requires a public marriage to be in compliance with that scripture. She's an astoundingly good insurance agent, but she has a Doctorate in Law and a Bachelor's in Psychology and an Associate's in something else I always forget. She's wicked smart, and a smart ass when the need arises. Both of her children are genius-level intellect, even though hormones have done a terrible job on them both. Mary, Sarah's oldest, is preparing to go into Law School, to follow after her Mom, but she's got a fresh 10-month-old -as of today- and is preparing to move to Spokane with her husband, if that plan holds out. Samuel, Sarah's youngest, being 19 was just inducted to the Air Force, yesterday, and begins basic, today. Being as intelligent as they are, both have their annoying sides, of course; for those of you who watch Big Bang Theory, Sam is a true-to-life Sheldon. Mary, on the other hand... I can see the genius in her eyes, just like I do with my Sons; with better financial and class-based opportunities, Sarah and I could help them all succeed madly.

I have basically adopted Mary and Sam, already, as Sarah has already adopted my boys, even though all four of our children are adults, already. Now it's a matter of making a life together, and helping to provide, where we're able, to help them in any way we can.

Okay, so that's what's going on. Sarah and I are working to mesh our lives together as much as possible, but that's taking time out of the day, when I should be writing this game for you guys. Once the meshing is done and life slows a bit for both of us, I'll get our game back up and running, I promise. Following is a pic of Sarah (middle), myself (left), and my first Grandson-to-be, Logan; Sarah is not a photogenic person, at all, but once you're face-to-face with her, the beauty in her eyes, her smile and her face come right out. And, of course, the way she looks at me...
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If you guys have any questions, throw them my way and I'll answer ASAP. Otherwise, let me get a non-suck job (don't get me wrong, I love my bosses and my fellow Instructors, but they aren't going to pay my bills) and a new place to live together and we can continue on with the game. I don't have a time-frame and may pick up things before all of that is together, but don't count on it, my friends. ASAP.
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Re: Don't Leave the Path OOC Thread

Unread postby Fieranor of Imladris » 06 Jun 2017, 11:50

Just a couple pieces of news, gang; Sarah and I are set to marry February 24th of 2018. Announcements and invitations will be going out, and it is our intent to have one of our great friends in this area film it so those who are unable to attend will be able to watch it, as well.

That being announced, life is not only NOT settling down, it's been accelerating like mad. Day before yesterday I finally had to tell Sarah that we needed to slow back down to what we can handle. We NEED a lot of things, now, a larger place to live, a vehicle capable of handling a family, not just her and I, because we're grandparents, now -I KNOW, quick work, right? :D :P . I am still looking in-depth for a job, and I'm expanding my search to include rubbish jobs, but though there are tens of thousands of jobs available in my local area, either they require a massive degree or are not in my normal field; so, it looks like I'm changing fields FROM aviation -in an aviation mecca-type environment- to something else, but without skill. Anyway, we're finding ourselves having to space things out so we can accomplish them; I have a list of 11 things to do that I started yesterday, and I've accomplished two; no, that list did not include making the following announcement...

I have to put the One Ring game I have been running on indefinite hiatus. I barely have time to prepare for my bi-weekly TOR game, I have NOT purchased Torg: Eternity like I was going to -apart from not being able to afford it, nor have time to play or run it, just now-, and I just don't have time for a few things I was doing when I was single, anymore. Sarah and I spoke about this at length night-before-last, but I can't see holding you guys up from being able to enjoy a game when there are other games you could be playing.

SOLUTION
One of you guys could run the game. I would be happy to play vanilla One Ring, would be happy to convert character's back to vanilla -especially since the only real difference was in numbers for stats and skills, which is easy to deal with, and I kept the vanilla TOR characters from before, anyway- or even a whole new game. I will force out time to play, but I don't have the 24+ hours I was spending on this game per week, before.

I can make whomever would be running the game a GM both here and on Roll 20, and I'll keep my so-called sticky paws off places I'm not supposed to go -I like to play and have no need whatsoever to peak, because I like to be surprised, as well-, but I don't know whether I could give whomever would take over as GM access to the visual pieces I've already purchased. I would be willing to share maps and pieces I have created and purchased, as I can download them and send them, as well, but I will tell you the investment in Roll 20 is well worth it.

I know all of you guys want to play, as do I, and it's a sacrifice to become the GM, but I would be grateful if someone would take over running the game, please?

If not, this forum will remain here, as I do not intend to burn any bridges -in fact, I'll download the most current database in a couple of minutes, and I'll back it up periodically should someone decide to take over GM'ing-, and remain hopeful I can begin a new game, or continue one or more old games, if things ever slow down.

Please let me know what you guys think?
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Re: Don't Leave the Path OOC Thread

Unread postby Petecoi » 07 Jun 2017, 05:41

Hi Paul,

I am sorry but I just don't have the knowledge to run One Ring.
I don't own any of the books and as I am about to run skirmish Cthulhu at the new Chelmsford Convention, I probably won't have the time or pennies to invest.

Best wishes for your marriage and future!
I'm sure all will go well.

Pete

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Re: Don't Leave the Path OOC Thread

Unread postby Fieranor of Imladris » 07 Jun 2017, 14:05

Thanks, Pete. I know ONE in our group who could, for sure, but I'm just not sure the willingness is there, hehe. Was ist los!
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Re: Don't Leave the Path OOC Thread

Unread postby Frerin » 07 Jun 2017, 15:52

Well... first of all, congratulations, and my best wishes to you and Sarah. You make a really nice couple, and I'm sure that together, you'll be able to handle everything life throws your way!

As for running the game - my problem is not so much a matter of willingness, but of available time.

With everything I've got going on at the moment, I'm really far away from being able to spend 24 hours a week... honestly, even 2 hours a week seems like a stretch right now, and I am loath to get people's hopes up when I have serious doubts whether I'll then actually be able to follow through with it. (And that's not even getting into things like posting quality, you've set a really high mark there.)

I'll give it some thought, if no one else wants to do it, but if I actually were to take over the game, I'd want to be sure I could do it justice, and that isn't realistically happening at least until the summer crunch involving several conventions and starting up a new face-to-face campaign (among other things) is out of the way.

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Re: Don't Leave the Path OOC Thread

Unread postby Fieranor of Imladris » 07 Jun 2017, 23:36

Thank you, Harald. At least that's not a no. As for setting a high mark, while I appreciate the compliment, it's really not well-deserved. I love to write, and I have borrowed a LOT from the TOR books... I mean... A LOTTTT; Francesco made it easy to follow his style.

Alright, I'm calling it a night, fella's... lot's to do, tomorrow. However, let's keep this thread going, so we can hear from others; you guys are my friends, even if we've never met*, so it's not just the game we can continue to talk about. In fact, if any of you want to friend me on Facebook, look for rotorhead71. *I met one of my best friends by playing BattleTech, beginning in late-'97 when we formed our mercenary unit, and he and I did not meet in-person until July or August of 2016; so, it's possible to meet in-person and expand a friendship decades after becoming friends online.
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Re: Don't Leave the Path OOC Thread

Unread postby Ellisidil » 08 Jun 2017, 10:00

With kids and starting a business this is more of needed distraction...so my answer would be a no

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Unread postby Fieranor of Imladris » 08 Jun 2017, 10:55

Fair enough, Dan. Thank you for letting me know.
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Re: Don't Leave the Path OOC Thread

Unread postby Fieranor of Imladris » 25 Nov 2018, 11:40

My friends, I don't know who among you will be paying attention to your email addresses, the ones this forum will send to, but I hope it's all of you. If so, please let me know either here, or in email (fieranor.lm@gmail.com), or both whether or not you receive it. If you can't seem to log in, please let me know at that email address and I'll get you a temporary password change, unless you are able to knock it out, yourself.

On 20 April, 2017 I wrote this post (see link on words) and asked what you guys thought. It has now been more than 19 months and, by the time I have set to pick up this game, again, it will have been 20, and a LOT has happened that I have not posted about.
  • 28 June, 2017: Sarah and I were married in a small ceremony at her boss, Nyal Walker's home. The Church Sarah and I had been going to wanted us to go through pre-marital counseling that would have taken a long time, and it was a first-timer's course that did not take into account our unique status. I already told you about Sarah earlier in this thread, nearly two years ago, but you would have to go back and read.

  • beginning of February, 2018: Between being married and this time, we have been fighting the good fight of learning to be married, again, of getting bills and house organized, and integrating our children together. I am now the Father of four, rather than two (Gavin and Kieran), and the other two are Samuel and Mary (update on them shortly). We moved from the tiny little apartment we lived in to a much larger house, nearly three times the space, from Everett to Marysville, Washington. This allowed us to properly blend our families and gave Sarah the ability to feel at home, and it was worth it. I had hoped we would remain there for a while longer.

  • late-August, 2018: A few things began taking place around this time,
    1. Sarah's Surgery: It's a more or less private matter, but Sarah began having complications on an old internal problem, and we decided together it was time for her to have the surgery, something she's not been allowed to take care of by her Doctor's for years. That surgery put her out of work for about six weeks.

    2. My job began coming to a close, and my ability to handle traffic in the Pacific Northwest was becoming increasingly impossible due to my PTSD. Something's happening in the PNW that is increasing surplus population like mad, and it's really tough for me to handle. It's VERY difficult for me to keep up with too many people in one place; especially with stop-and-go traffic and no way out. I've been working on ways to curb the effects of my Post-Traumatic Stress for more than 22 years, now, but when you're stuck in traffic and people are just individual's, just do what they want to do, it drives me insane. I had to get out of it, or I would have become a statistic, and I didn't want that.

    3. Sarah's Mom started going downhill about a year before Sarah and I met, dementia, maybe Alzheimer's, and just severe old age. Sarah wanted to go home, God had already been setting up the resources to do so for a very long time, and we jumped, to Longview, Texas. It was worth it because, while we've been here, her Mom's health was improving substantially, her Dad's ability to function has increased, he's finally realized he can't drive, anymore, so I helped to get rid of his car, etc. On Thursday, November 8th, she began choking and, had I not been there to administer a Heimlich, she would have died violently on the spot; I do not tell you this to tout my own achievement, but for what came after. We were able to contact her family that same evening and they began rolling in by the following morning, to see her off. She died peacefully, taking a couple of long breaths and then breathing no more, in a bed in a beautifully appointed room at the front of the house, the sun shining outside and good temperatures, her entire family around her. Sarah's family are awesome folks, and I fear what would have happened had they not been there to see her die peaceably. My part in that is not under-stated, but I praise God I was there. I have been honored to participate in the love of this family and grateful to be here. Mom was buried the following Thursday in a wonderful ceremony, and now Sarah and I have taken on the mantle of caring for her Dad, for the time being. Mom was 87 when she passed, and Dad is, at present, 86, though only a few months behind her in age.
  • November 9th, 2018: Veteran's Administration paperwork for PTSD and My Various Aches and Pains; I put in VA paperwork for my claim. With the current administration's care for veterans, all of the positive policy changes that are taking place, with the support of Sarah and my half of the family, and because I now have a Veteran's Representative who actually cares, it was time. I have avoided writing my stressor letter and a letter concerning my physical maladies for so very long, more than two decades, that with Angela's guidance, I have finally put paid to more than twenty pages of well-written, thoughtful letter to the VA for their continued consideration. Angie tells me she's never seen a better-written letter in the time she's been working with veterans. I should almost be guaranteed 70%, and I may even receive a medical retirement from this. Thank God, because I am so very tired.
Alright so, four kids... I know, right?! All of them are grown and out of the house, now, so it's alright. Mary is the oldest, born in '96, and she is married to Matthew, our Son-in-Law, who is in the Marines in California; she gave Sarah and I a Grandson, before I met Sarah, and he's my little partner in crime, Logan. Such a wonderful little man, but we don't get to see him nearly as much as I would like. Mary loves Tolkien and his Middle-earth.

Gavin is my oldest, born in '97, and he not only plays in this game, at present, as Moro River-hopper, but is also the Assistant Manager at a U-Haul in Everett. He has expressed a desire to continue playing as his new character, Desyd Shield-bearer, when we start things up, again, but he might have to wait a little bit for that.

Samuel is third in line, here, born in '98, Mary's younger brother, and presently in the Air Force in Georgia. He and Kieran (coming next) are so very intelligent, and they speak one-another's language. You would think Sam is biologically related to Kieran moreso than his Sister, Mary.

Kieran graduated from High School two months after I had to lay this game to rest and he's been working ever since. If I can have a medical retirement, he's the first to go to school. Both of my boys called Sarah Mom pretty much out of the chute, and she loves and cares for them as though they are her own, as they love her.

It's been devastating having to leave the boys behind, as it was for her to leave Sam and Mary on their own when it was their time. We're coping, but it's not easy.

Alright, that's an update on what's been taking place... now, let's concentrate on continuing the game, which I know I left in a precarious position. If you would be so kind, please start reading the most recent thread, found here... viewtopic.php?f=56&t=2886#p13950 (DON'T GO JUST YET!!!), and read back further if you feel you need to. Once you've read it, please feel free to post there about any actions, thoughts, or anything else you might need to post, there, and/or post any questions, queries, quibbles, quips, etc. here, or at least an acknowledgement of what you've read. We can pick up right away, or wait until after January, since we're in the middle of the Holiday Season.

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE
  1. Updating These Forums to the latest version of phpBB. That might mean a change is coming to the look of the forums.

  2. Re-writing the Rules As Written: I've learned a LOT of things about The One Ring since last we gamed together, and there will be a few changes to the rules of the game, which I am working on, to return the game, as much as humanly possible, back to the Rules as Written. I know this will not be a welcome change for some of you, but it will be a welcome change to some of you, as well. The rules are good, for the most part, but they need to have a bit of explanation, moreso than change. It's all been experimentation to this point, but it's time to stop messing about and get with the story-telling, and I've figured out what that means, and how to do it, I think.

  3. Continuation of the Current Thread: Alright, I left us in a pretty spot when I left us, but I know for a fact I can pick things up, now. If I become medically retired through the VA, I'll be able to do even more at that point. In this area (Longview) the opportunities to role-play are freakin' slender, at best, so I intend to get this up and running, and permanently, if possible. All of you will continue with the character's you've had, nothing's changed, except maybe the forthcoming character sheet, which I've had to rebuild due to the changes in the Adventurer's Companion, including Moro River-hopper, if Gavin wants to play out the remainder of this adventure...

  4. Introducing Sarah and Desyd to the group: I have to figure out WHERE and WHEN Moriel (Sarah's character) and Desyd Shield-bearer (Gavin's character) will carry on... my intent is to get you guys back to Esgaroth as rapidly as possible, but those two new characters are advanced into July 2947, nearly 9 months ahead of your characters, not including the remainder of the Journey back to Esgaroth and Dale. I'll have to figure this out; I thought your characters were advanced further beyond that.
Alright, that's it... for now... there's quite a lot to figure out, here and, though I have some ideas, I will need to work on those and discuss them with Sarah and Gavin.

I wish us all luck, now and in the new year.
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Re: Don't Leave the Path OOC Thread

Unread postby Petecoi » 29 Nov 2018, 11:01

Well Hello Longview,

Looks quite flat but I've never been to Texas to know if it is commonplace or different.
Best wishes with all the new life brings.
So, I'll hope to keep up to date as best I can.

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