april '02 comments

Since I only used one trait you will remember my face but not my name. You won't be able to connect the name I gave with my face.

Don Dean    - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 18:27:56 (EDT)

You'll see the name on the paper and not have any idea who it is, what they look like, etc.

Adam    - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 10:47:25 (EDT)

Will be hard for me not to remember your name, considering i wrote everything down that went on at tne meeting, including names and such, before the big black grim thingy attacked

Mr. Ice   <click to email>
- Monday, April 29, 2002 at 06:09:57 (EDT)

"I don't want to get any messages saying, "I am holding my position." We are not holding a Goddamned thing. Let the Germans do that. We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy's balls. We are going to twist his balls and kick the living shit out of him all of the time. Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like shit through a tin horn! " - George Patton

Mike - Garou ST   <click to email>
- Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 05:29:07 (EDT)

I would like to apologize for anything said before against anyone in December.

Alan Markson    - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 01:31:03 (EDT)

I would like to apologize for anything said before against anyone in December.

Alan Markson    - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 01:30:52 (EDT)

I am going to expend my last arcane trait for the night so that none of the garou remember the name Jim Harrison.

Don Dean    - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 00:28:52 (EDT)

Castle LARP has been given a court order not to use any of the material from the locally published material. We will still be playing because the courts can not keep us from playing! Do not bring your LARP books. We will be publishing a different version. We are now calling the groups of vampires by different names. We have a list and will let those who attend in on the new code words. If you want to know more come to LARP and find out why we have to change everything.

Jessica, ST of Castle LARP    - Friday, April 26, 2002 at 21:50:15 (EDT)

Be still my heart did a LARPer say subplot! What doth you speak of? These words are unfamilar to mine ears. If thou art truly honest and not a raving madman you will speak clearly! I demand it of thee! I shall not have my emotions toyed with know that good sir. =)

Amy   <click to email>
- Friday, April 26, 2002 at 21:43:39 (EDT)

Fuck you, college. I'm done... AH HA HA HA!

Adam    - Friday, April 26, 2002 at 16:07:47 (EDT)

Fostern, I need to speak with you at your next earliest convenience. Please meet me at the zoo when you can.

Zhang    - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 00:04:55 (EDT)

LOL actually over bidding you was not to really prove anything.. it was just in fun. but who knows I may decide to put a spin on how it will be played in game.. an amusing sub-plot :))

David    - Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 17:04:35 (EDT)

Long live the Prince! I don't doubt that you can keep my faith. I don't doubt that you can put the hurt on me and therefore I go down to one knee. Taking the Rhino was a bit far to show me you can have anything you want, but since I don't know it's you - I'll let it go for now. That Rhino will be mine!! Mike and I will be late on Saturday. And, I don't know if Tracy Kelly will be there at all. (Toreador) I think we'll have a lot of fun.

Amy    - Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 15:55:37 (EDT)

Look, I don't know who the hell you are, but just because people won't listen to your fanatical, heart-eating bullshit doesn't give you a license to go around killing everybody. I think you should go lie down for a while and think things over before you decide to start being stupid and get yourself into trouble.

Arch    - Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 15:41:28 (EDT)

I will consume the hearts of my enemy. I will teach those that are able to learn. Those that are shall learn the true path of this Land. Those that cannot learn are my enemies. I feel the chill, and know what I have been missing.

Child of the Land  <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 00:11:15 (EDT)

Contact info: MSN: lotp@hotmail.com
AIM: Name = lotp69
Yahoo IM = lotp69@yahoo.com

ICQ = 102717

Dave   <click to email>
- Monday, April 22, 2002 at 18:21:58 (EDT)

In all honesty the "huge plotline" had nothing to do with the decision to be stricter Cam. That particular decision or shall I say ability has everything to do with have enough vampire players to crate a Cam game. If you recall before the last couple month we had perhaps 2-3 vampire players, not nearly enough to act as a true Cam by any means. Now that we have 8+ players Louis is starting to show his true abilities, albeit that he still has much to learn, in being an effectual Prince. :)

Amy, Yes I did catch your meaning :) I just hope that his being Gangrel does not overshadow the faith anyone has in him as Prince.

David Smith    - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 17:59:29 (EDT)

I know you are trying. You are the reason that Mike and I wanted to switch from Antagonistic characters. I find no fault in what is being done. I am very happy to play with others who want to strengthen the game. I was merely mocking you for being a Gangrel - thus no longer a Clan represented in the Camarilla. You are a minority! HAHAHAHAHAHHA! Sorry, ahemm, I mean I think that my Prince shows his true loyalty. There are other creatures that share this loyalty - Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Benji. I hold them all in the highest esteem. =) Thank you for being there each week, and being active. I look forward to future seesions.

Amy    - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 17:33:44 (EDT)

Recently = last 2 or 3 months. Cypher has been Prince since a good deal before that, and it took the Big ST Plot boot to the head to even start the go back to what works trend.

Adam    - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 17:19:14 (EDT)

Thank you Adam for the compliment, since it is fairly recently that Louis has taken over as Prince of the city and trying to get some order and be a just Prince instead of some of the monstrous ones we have known in the past. It is nice to know Louis and I are gaining some faith and support from you. :)

Amy, I agree and I am trying to work and get more of a cam style game with more political and "realism" instead of the monster of the week thing we have known for to long and with the support of players like yourself we will have that. :)
As you seen from last game I am trying to get the Cam positions filled and will do so but it will just take a lil time, once that is done we can gain a true structure and get the ball rolling in the right directions.

David Smith   <click to email>
- Monday, April 22, 2002 at 16:47:40 (EDT)

I personally think that every genre needs to fear humanity a little bit more. Humanity doesn't understand the difference between a Garou and a Vampire. Yes, Kinfolk and Ghouls may understand, but they aren't mortal either. I would like to see a threat come not from that which is stronger than us (supernaturals) but from that which has more numbers (mortals). I would like a strong Cammie game. I think that the Cammie 6 need to be better represented. No offense Louis...=) Hopefully, that will be seen. I would like there to be a reason why there are the rules we live by.

Amy   <click to email>
- Monday, April 22, 2002 at 15:56:01 (EDT)

Well, since the Camarilla(as listed in several White Wolf supplements) already does everything you mentioned, I don't see it as change. Even the Sabbat knows to stay hidden and quiet. If they're seen doing creepy stuff, they kill the witness. The Camarilla covers it up. Its also a sign of weak Prince if breaches occur at all....

The frequency of Masquerade and Elysium breaches at the Fortress game has always been laughable - which is an inherent problem in running a multi-genre game.

Its not my problem that the vampire players at Fortress for the last year or so didn't want to go with the Camarilla norm and be little Anarchs until fairly recently.

Adam    - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 15:08:48 (EDT)

Attention All Castle LARPers - There has been a reorganization within the Storyteller Corps. The game will not be discontinued. Several people are going to be branching off and doing different genres. We will now host a Ghost:The Unsettled, Werewolf: The Disease, and Streetboxer:Underworld Heroes, and coming soon is Magic User:The Nefarious. As some of you may or may not know Tim Scharff was asked to help write some of the new material. Our product line was picked up by Atlas Games. New editions of Vampire will be hitting stores shortly. See you all on Saturday night! Get spooky. A quick hi to Dumbbeast, Bag Head Brad, and BrotherNight who all helped with the narration last game.

Jennifer Holmes, Castle Head Storyteller   <click to email>
- Monday, April 22, 2002 at 14:50:27 (EDT)

Not all change is a bad thing, many changes are for the better. Or do you, in your supreme wisdom, consider tightened security and greater attempts to prevent and conceal breaches as well and enhancing influence over elements then may help hide the existence of kindred as a whole as well as working more to prevent and cover breaches by other supernatural beings a negative change? But ok sense YOU say that is a bad thing I guess we should just let all of that happen unchecked.. thank you for a glimpse into your all encompassing enlightenment :)))

Dave    - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 13:10:19 (EDT)

*Changes "good" to "welcome"*

Don't argue about semantics...

Adam    - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 11:45:12 (EDT)

*Looks to see where anyone mentioned anything about change being good or bad*

Dave    - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 11:38:53 (EDT)

Change being good is about as anti-Camarilla as you can possibly get...

Adam    - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 09:27:52 (EDT)

Sheets are beeing printed as I type this. so if I do not have your changes now.. they won't be on there.. if possable try to get me your XP changes by friday. Thank you.

B.B.D.   <click to email>
- Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 14:25:13 (EDT)

Seldom is change welcome, but stagnation is a sure road to extinction. Change is growth. Change is life and yes Change is painful!

Louis Cypher   <click to email>
- Friday, April 19, 2002 at 15:19:53 (EDT)

Cypher is correct. Know only that his path of survival is entirely different form ours. As for any of my words I place on this medium, they are in reference to our team of brothers as a whole. I don't have the luxury of singling out individulas.

Fostern   <click to email>
- Friday, April 19, 2002 at 14:02:20 (EDT)

Disobedient behaviors never result in welcome change. I suggest you take a look at your own kind's history Mr. Cypher, specifically around the time of 1492-1500.

Zhang    - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 12:14:30 (EDT)

It is refreshing to hear someone fully stand up for themselves and not just follow the herd like a cow to slaughter. If you do not stand for something you will surely fall for anything.

Kudos to Arch!

Louis Cypher   <click to email>
- Friday, April 19, 2002 at 07:23:52 (EDT)

What the hell do you know about my motives and desires? I don't need someone sticking a damned gold star on my nose every time I do something good, and if I do something that you think isn't right, it's probably because what you think is right is retarded. Also, if you haven't noticed, I and the buddies I grew up with haven't had any problems at all working together. We've done a bunch of things as group, and I don't remember us ever arguing, let alone trying to tear each other's throats out. Hell, I'd die for either one of them. You should talk to your own companion about reactive flailing..

Arch    - Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 17:34:17 (EDT)

Opps, that's 395-1966 (dont bother the poor people at this number please? < DB )

DB    - Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 22:32:28 (EDT)

I would like to invite all animal lovers to attend a fund raising event for the Potter Park Foundation this Saturday at 7:30 pm. As you know the park has been closed due to a complete and unexplained decision by the Potter Park Foundation's board members to withdraw funding and relinquish their seats. This $100 per plate dinner will be catered by The London Broil and various events are planned to make the evening a fun way to raise money to reopen the park.

Smaller donations may be made in person at the zoo office or by calling 395-1ZOO (395-9666). All six board seats are open and donations are a major factor in who gets to fill these direction making positions. So I hope to see you there, the animals and the thousands of children and families that enjoy the zoo each year need your help.

Director, Potter Park Zoo   <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 22:30:56 (EDT)

Brother I do not see it as bribing. You will do nothing that you don't want to do. I have tried to bring your team together with utter failure in the past even when attempting to appeal to your nobler motives. This week I will negotiate with all of you and find a middle ground that benefits us all. When we both win you can further your own goals and desires as well as become part of something greater that can make a proactive differance in your world rather than the reactive flailings of the individuals you have become. In the end you will probably feel that both outcomes are worth it.

Fostern   <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 17:22:46 (EDT)

Zhang, Role-Playing is when you pretend to be something you are not. sometimes it can be fun, other times it may have grave backlashs. The KEY to it being healthy is to keep a tight grip what is real and what is pretend.

Some who have lost there path need to re-find it quickly, before there is no turning back.

Louis Cypher  <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 12:22:21 (EDT)

What is "Role-Playing"?

Zhang    - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 23:36:24 (EDT)

Hello, I am a new, but heavily involved player at the Castle. I currently would suggest that any new players should wait for a period of not less than two weeks for us to work the kinks out of the system. Some rather unforturnate happenings went on with a local Gang banger which leaves most of us kind of reticent about gaming. Please get hold of us later for contact infor mation. (this is actually in charactar)

Henry   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 14:54:18 (EDT)

Are you trying to bribe us?

Arch    - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 13:11:13 (EDT)

(( Note: The following post is actually in character.))

I am interested in this Role Playing that I've heard is going on at the Castle gaming store. Could someone let me know who I should contact to get involved with this?

C.M.  <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 09:20:32 (EDT)

Portal to Hell? Where do you work?

Vanessa Rommel   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 07:50:49 (EDT)

So, this guy is fixing my laptop, right, and is all like, "Hey! I need a BTX-W3XX II card! You got any?" So, I go looking in that room where all the useless crap is stored, and start digging around. I move some stuff over, and, way in the back, is this big portal to hell. So, I go up to Jeff the intern and tell him that he got a "promotion" and I showed him to his "office." I'm not sure what happened to him after he went through, but I bet it was pretty funny.

A. Blodgett   <click to email>
- Monday, April 15, 2002 at 19:07:08 (EDT)

For people interested in meeting others, while mantaining privacy and safety, please contact 555-5555 and leave your name, phone number and a brief message. You will be contacted.

Herod   <click to email>
- Monday, April 15, 2002 at 17:45:52 (EDT)

For my brethren I ask that you get ready to account for the actions of your recent past. Although this is looked on as a bad and unwanted reminder of your mistakes it dosen't have to be that way. This is your time to reflect on what you have learned, done, and how you can do it better and safer for the team. Each and every one of you has their own plans and desires. Although it may seem that I am here to hinder them I would actually like to help you in the form of rewards during accompishment of a common goal. I would like you each to think of how you can dissapear from the limelight and how you can work together in a team. I would also like you to think of what you would want as a reward for it's achievement. This is not the most improtant message or idea I have to suggest to you but it is the first. With each following accomplishment keeping your new leader busy in getting you closer to your own goals. If you are going to work with and under me I want to make it worth your while.

Fostern   <click to email>
- Monday, April 15, 2002 at 11:34:14 (EDT)

Dis be in response t'"Skippy"'s post on de 10d. ah' wuz de unEnlightened Technocrat dat gots his ass handed t'him at da damn hands (o' should ah' say claws) uh Skippy's character. Ah be baaad... Danks fo' de compliments about mah' attitude toward mah' dead. Dat whole battle scene wuz probably one uh de greatest moments uh all mah' RPG 'espuh'iences. I'd much mo'e rada' bewasted by some PC dan some NPC, which gots happened t'me SEVERAL times. It's some fust fo' me, not t'menshun an hono', t'bewasted by anoda' player. Ah be baaad... Especially one as fun t'RP wid as Skippy. Slap mah fro! Kudos right back t'ya'.

James Walter   <click to email>
- Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 20:09:07 (EDT)

Well de night started otu fine slow and dismle fo' me, but picked down real well, ah' gots'ta say ah' had some great time and it wuz time t'leave befo'e ah' knowed it, Hell ah' dun did not gots'ta do half de doodads ah' wants'ed t'o' needed t'do. 'S coo', bro. but dat be a baaaad doodad. We is gettin' mo'e players which be a blasisng and ah' hope everyone else had some baaaad time and continue t'return and let dis sto'y build around dem. WORD!

P.S. if anyoen duz not care fo' mah' typin'/"spellin'".. pppfffffftttttttt t'baaaad LMAO ah' am in some baaaad mood and duzn't cut a rip :))))))

GAME ON! Preach it loud, bruddah!

D. Smith    - Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 05:35:01 (EDT)

So like, my boss comes in, and says to me "Hey! Biff's got a case of food poisoning or something, so you gotta take care of the DataStomp account until he gets back!" I says to him, "Like hell! I'm not touching that piece of crap!" So he starts yelling at me and getting all mad, and I start jumping up and down on my desk, swearing up a storm, and we did that until it was time to leave.

A. Blodgett   <click to email>
- Friday, April 12, 2002 at 14:21:54 (EDT)

For my brethren rumors going around of rewards and punishments next week. Don't know if there is any truth in it but get ready any way. Better safe than sorry. There is a lot to discuss.

Fostern   <click to email>
- Friday, April 12, 2002 at 11:58:32 (EDT)

(reply if skippy's comment was directed at me) I realize you have a real need to get on my bad side, but you must understand, I don't have any more openings for biz-nitches. After all. . . pimpin ain't easy. (what does that make the score? 3-3?)

John Diem   <click to email>
- Friday, April 12, 2002 at 11:17:54 (EDT)

This is about YOU. That's right, you.

I boofed yer mom.

That is all.

Dave "Skippy" Crampton  <click to email>
- Friday, April 12, 2002 at 08:28:10 (EDT)

In case this doesnt get to everyone, this was my reply to the Yahoo email group...

um.. im the story teller. I agree with skippy. The fortress page is the only forum approved by the Larp. And it is all up there for people to read. I dont know who the moderator is. If you want to play durring the week, feel free, but you wont get any exp. You need to turn in downtime to me and attend the game sessions on Saturday. If you want to put character stories and histories up for people to read.. Ill ask Skippy to put up a posting board for stories. Thanks for your time, Seth Garner

Seth Garner   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 19:23:36 (EDT)

Just a reminder. Send all XP changes to me, preferably before Saturday... I would like to have time to make any changes before game time. :) DAMN!!! It looks like the board has been busy! I guess I should check it more often. John. my opinion, have the Yahoo group for who wants it let it bennifit them, and those that do not, well that is there choice as well. that is why this is a free country :))) Oh, and John, we need to get togeather before game, I have some great ideas.. *Wicked Grin* Infact I may just call you tonight :))

David Smith   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 18:11:22 (EDT)

I understand many of the things people have said critical of the Yahoo sight. Quite frankly I don't think you really know what it is all about. In any game I have played in it has been a really nice thing to have around. People have posted short stories, and downtimes, and the like OOC for other players enjoyment. . . some dozens of pages in length, it allows for a little more enjoyment, and personalization of charactars, which I realize many of you don't have time for. However, I must say that the opposition to it is kind of unfounded, I put up a sight for interested members to exchange stories, and communicate, you can not do this on the fortress board because many players act in a manner which I consider immature, and not contributional to the story. I am trying to market the game to Exellent role players from around Michigan, and to be real honest, many of you have an "old boys drinking club" mantality about the larp which will not help it grow, or increase in quality, just open your brains a bit for new ideas, because they are coming unless you stop any new players at the door.

John Diem   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 15:18:46 (EDT)

The monkey stew is a riot. As for the yahoo group I feel the current fortress page is sufficient. You may get upset and frustrated with the anamoyous postings but it is awsome when you get that way in character. Those who are commenting out of character I just tend to ignore. Also who ever signed me up for this please take my e-mail adress off it's getting in the way of my important e-mail like jokes form my dad. Thanks.

Alex   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 14:53:39 (EDT)

1. How does monkey stew taste? 2. Don't start a multi genre game if you cant get enough story teller attention 3. I really sincerely hope to have ten mage players this weekend. 4. Have a nice day you arrogant ass (skippy)

John Diem    - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 14:52:32 (EDT)

So, I get back to my cubicle, and there's this monkey in there. I says to the monkey, "Get the hell out of here!", but the monkey just starts getting excited and throwing all my yellow sticky notes and pop cans and everything everywhere. So then, I start kicking the monkey, and..

Well, to make a long story short, the entire office enjoyed delicious monkey stew for the rest of the week.

A. Blodgett   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 12:20:33 (EDT)

Seeing as "Observer" can't spell worth a damn, I'm fairly sure I know who it is.

1. Piss off. I hope you feel special by posting anonymously, since you'd have to be a blithering idiot to spell the future tense of "to be" incorrectly. So, you get your jollies by bashing my preference in the type of game. Aren't we small dicked and ball-less?

2. If complaining results in more a fluid game without some thin skinned douche bag, not even involved in the scene, trying to manipulate the outcome, I'll do it.

3. Bite me

Adam    - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 18:54:27 (EDT)

Adam, ya don't like Mages? Well just complain enough, ya well get your way as usual. >;]

Observer    - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 18:31:59 (EDT)

Ok, fine... as long as The Technocracy wins.

Adam    - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 16:49:48 (EDT)

At the expense of being accused of replying to every message. Here goes.

Oh, now I think I might have started something. Hurray for Mage! Hehehe.

Don Dean    - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 16:44:54 (EDT)

As far as responding to every post, I wasn't aware that it was against any rules to reply to posts not directed towards you. 

I knew before your post how close the battle was. I should have but didnít know that he didnít deliver all fifteen ag. What I was saying was, it's nice to see a good battle where it could have been one way or the other. I also think you may have misinterpreted what I was saying, that being that you and James had FUN. His character died, meanwhile both of you still had fun. Isn't that the main reason we play the game? As a plus it fit the storyline.

Iím not totally sure if Arnoldís death fit or not but itís over and done with.

As for the yahoo group, I did not discuss it with anyone before hand. I think itís kind of rude to assume that I had anything to do with it. I may have condoned the action after the fact but I was in no way shape or form involved in the creation of it. I think it was someone idea to curb the anonymous posting on the board that stirred up controversy. IE Heckel. I donít know who created it. I'm sorry if your or anyone else's feelings got hurt, or you were slighted in any way, but once again, I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

(This was written directly after but before John Diem's post but I had to leave for a little bit so I am posting it as is)

Don Dean    - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 16:40:35 (EDT)

John Diem, you hairy nutsack. :)

I wanna see Seth's head explode!!

I'm not writing up a Technocrat OR a Virtual Adept just in case my Wendigo dies. Not at all.

Dave "Skippy" Crampton  <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 16:37:23 (EDT)

Mother's Touch does wonders for the Garou... and the Technocrat had it coming.

I don't know about many other people, but I'd be vehemently opposed to a lot of Mages. They already require a lot of ST effort. A whole Cabal?! Do you want Seth's head to explode?

Adam   <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 16:31:34 (EDT)

(remembers what game he is at): Oh yeah, and for anyone who wants to comment on my last post, the social jab at skippy is just the return volley of a joke he, and I shared Saturday so dont scream ineffectually. . . again

John Diem    - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 15:53:37 (EDT)

First, then it is not anticlimactic for his charactar to die, becuase one more breath of luck, and Skippy's charactar would have died. Not only that, but Skippy role played the entire homicidal rage thing great, and it really colored the otherwise gray scene, along with the death of the un awakened technocrat. Not only that, but I have a hard time the kiddy gloves have come off when a were wolf can suffer 15ag in a night, and not die. Unless he managed to get to some Child of Gia. . . which must have been an uncommonly good stroke of luck. . . get me? And second, the yahoo sight is just my way of dealing with anonomous posts, and stuff like that. It is intended to be a Mage page as I am bringing several players from My old larp, and ones I have visited to play in a great big Cabal, but anyone could post there, so I wanted to here what everyone had to say. Now honestly your point is made skippy, and I apologize if you think it's rude, but someone has to get the balls rolling OOC for the fortress larp or it will never grow into the game it can be. . . oh yeah OOC, and not as the generally objective person I am, if you don't like it skippy, you pessimistic, and caustic bastard get bent. . . just a little left over from last saturday.

John Diem    - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 15:33:31 (EDT)

Don, you just missed the entire point of my post.

First off, the fifteen aggrivated damage was for the entire night, not just in one battle. Although, if he had won the last challenge, and I would have lost, the outcome would have been the direct opposite. My character was that close to death.

Secondly, the post wasn't directed toward you. What's with replying to every comment that's put on the board?

Thirdly, it is WAY rude to create a Fortress LARP yahoo group without the Storytellers' knowledge. It's even MORE rude to add people to the list without asking them first.

Dave "Skippy" Crampton  <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 13:49:06 (EDT)

Well I think that giving almost a good as he good was for him. I mean anyone that can deal out fifteen ag to a werewolf is definatly worthy of high praise even if he did croak in the end. It was a good fight. Someone had to win and someone had to lose. Everyone had fun. That's the main point. BOO-YA!

Don Dean    - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 13:12:47 (EDT)

Decapitation! Big BOO-YA!

Adam    - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 09:24:59 (EDT)

I would just like to say congrats and thank you to the player of the un-Enlightened Technocrat who got his ass mauled by my character on Saturday.

Instead of bitching and whining about a character coming to an abrupt and anticlimactic end, *COUGH*Joshua*COUGH* he was mature and good-natured about the whole deal.

I'm glad that Fortress has finally taken the kid gloves off (it only took since 1998 FOR BOB'S SAKE), and I'll have much more fun playing knowing that there are consequences, and likely fatal ones, for my characters' actions.

Fifteen aggrivated damage total last game session. Boo-ya.

Dave "Skippy" Crampton  <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 08:49:35 (EDT)

I see both of your reasonings.

Dave, part of the reason Zachary is cast in that light is because of everyoneís perceptions. He had what seemed like a ritual for everything. It made him seem as if he was one bad ass mofo.

Adam, I may not be privy to the reason why you attacked Arnold, and that is fine. But since no one knows that he is dead (IC) it doesnít really further the story any. I agree that the death of the second character was kinda retarded. Thatís why I worked on getting it resurrected. To me as a player it didnít make sense, and as a character, Alan figures that he may prove useful. So there you have it. My motives may have been altruistic but his motives were not. Also in my deluded mind, it fit into the story. Even though itís supposed, be the ĎWorld of Darknessí I donít like to see PCís die. For some people it takes a lot of energy to create a character, and if it gets wacked the first or second time, you play it, well you get discouraged and donít really wanna play anymore. Part of the allure of role-playing is that you get to be the hero with extraordinary powers. The main thing I try to receive from role-playing is escapism from my own less then great life. If it mirrors a shitty life too much then whatís the point of trying to escape one reality to end up in a different reality that sucks just as bad or worse. That isnít fun and isnít very enjoyable either. I used to play a Nos in a table top game that was the embodiment of what it means to be Nos. There were a lot correlations between his unlife and my life. Needless to say I didnít enjoy playing the character very much. Even though the character wanted to commit suicide, I wouldnít let him because it is antithetical to my nature. (Not to say I want to commit suicide or anything like that.) It was that many of his issues were my issues and made it difficult for me to make rational decisions for the character. In or out of character he never really fit in anywhere. But other than that, I really donít want to go into all the gory details and bore everyone about him.

Don Dean    - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 01:48:23 (EDT)

I think it's funny that you guys put Zachary in the nigh-invincible range. In my assessment he was sort of like a powerful piece of artillery, able to destroy almost anything, but if one were to get close enough or come at it with large amounts of small things it could be taken out rather easily. Hell, when six mortals attacked Zachary he was only able to take out two of them before he went down.

Regarding Adam's advice: Sure, not pissing anything off assures continued life (in general) but what fun is that? If you follow your code you would be reduced to the level of bully, and that never gets you any respect. The true path, or at least the one I follow, is to make yourself useful to other people. Just having one influence path to level five and a willingness to share it virtually insures your character will live a long and happy unlife.

Regarding character death and the Mokole: What's your bitch again? Nevermind, I can see where you are coming from, but then again any time a character dies and it's not voluntary there is going to be some trouble. Hopefully everyone keeps this in mind when they complain or get complained to.

Dave Beck    - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 23:28:20 (EDT)

I have no problem what so ever with character death, so long as its not just a random event. There was method to my madness in killing Arnold(although, many of you may disagree with the reasoning). Now, the death of his new character this past Saturday was retarded...

Characters are never invincible. Cochran and the Mokele were just as vulnerable to their supernatural weaknesses as any vampire of shifter. Heck, staking a vampire is usually a sure fire way of eventually killing one(barring Deflection of the Wooden Doom or Heart of Darkness).

Here's a hint on keeping your character's alive: Don't piss other characters or NPC's off. YOu don't hear about this happening in White Wolf literature unless one of the parties is absolutely sure of their abilities to dispatch the other, as in elder to neonate. Elders become elders because they don't get involved first hand, that's what mortal lackies and ghouls are for.

Adam    - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 21:39:35 (EDT)

That's not what I was hoping for. Oh Well.

Don Dean    - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 19:37:33 (EDT)

You misunderstood my meaning. I did not mean to imply that Arnold was too powerful. Quite the contrary. I was speaking of the Mokole and Zachary Cochran, both whom were powerful enough to overwhelm the balance of the game. On some level I think Louis is getting to be that way, however he is still killable. Maybe not by a vampire but I think that if someone were a cheaty Mage or Werewolf that he could get wacked within a two month spread. I am not saying someone should do that, I'm saying it's possible and therefore his character isn't powerful enough to warrant retiring. I *HATE* when characters get killed for no good reason. If it doesn't further the story (of which Arnold's death didn't) then it makes no sense to kill them. Now if someone is playing foolhardily and expects the storyteller to step in and say "You can't do that because his/her character will die". What I like to see as the end result is everyone having fun. If fun isn't had then the game isn't worth it.

Don Dean    - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 19:36:47 (EDT)

This is being nitpicky, I realize, but punctuation and capitilization would really help in making certain posts a bit more coherent... Thanks.

Adam    - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 19:07:44 (EDT)

I will not try to hide that I was'nt too happy with our last LARP session. I guess that the possibility of a LARP reset hanging on the balance of specific actions that must occur in the LARP in which so many of our characters/players are acting in vain seems too much to me like a combination of cattle prodding and an ultimatium. Neither of which are appealing. Having already told the story tellers of my concerns, perhaps not in such detail as here, I feel that it was nothing more than a plot device gone wrong. Dispite my feelings on the last session, I feel confident in our story tellers abilities. I can not speak on the vampire game as I have not played in that particular genre. However for all the LARP sessions that I have attended, and all of their ideas that have challenged my self and many of the other players/characters beyond the White Wolf cannon and cliches, the Caern of Stealth for example, a single stepping stone session over the entire span of the storyline seems rather amazing to me. Thanks guys I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us next game, although I'm dreading a moot.

Alex   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 16:34:23 (EDT)

It's kinda lame to be dissapointed with the amount of power certain charactars have, and deal with it by ending their story line prematurely in a way in which the player remembers bitterly as an assassination by a superior foe who he had no real personal story with. . . that takes the personal story of the charactar out of the players hands, and throws it in the dumptser. . . it stains the amount of work put into the charactar, and the happiness they got out of playing them. . . killing them in a "monster of the week" scenario is just dumb. If you are upset with the power a charactar has accrued then read the charactars background figure out a plot that is personal to the charactar, and fun to play, and then set it up so they accomplish, or fail some unlife long agenda, you know ending the charactars personal story by bringing it to a cinematic, and dramatic personal ending that the player can remember fondly, and tell stories about later, not use as an example of bad rules lawyering, and storytelling. . . if you want to get rid of power charactars like that then just reset the game. . . all you are doing by killing charactars that have been there for a while is just hitting a soft reset anyway.

John Diem   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 15:38:43 (EDT)

It sounds like a good plan in theory. But whether people will be able to put it in to use is another matter altogether. Iím not bitter about the plot devices that seem to be unaffected by my lame attempts. I am in it for the role-playing. It doesnít matter how strong, fast, magically adept you are, there is always something bigger and badder that you. If there isnít then your character is too powerful and you need to retire it.
Itís like the 22nd fighter that the DM has to pit against Tiamat to have any sort of a challenge. If the game boils down to the monster of the week scenario then you need to make a new character. Dave Beck did this with Cochran.
Now with that said letís have some fun.

Don Dean    - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 03:16:06 (EDT)

Okie, let's pretend the heckle post never happened.

Don't get pissy about plot devices. They have specific purposes. That said, see everyone the last weekend of the month.

Adam    - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 01:40:30 (EDT)

I think it's kinda lame to post something like that anonymously. It doesn't help the game. It just salts wounds. It sinks both people (the target and the speaker) to a childish level, but mostly the speaker when said this way. I don't know who it was directed at, but like I said before, it's over, let's move on.

Don Dean    - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 23:46:03 (EDT)

Well, it wasn't me that posted the heckle. I also don't think it was directed towards you, Don. You seemed content with the plot device mentioned. I also didn't mind the plot device ;-].

Although the heckle post wasn't the most tactful way of addressing it, complaining about plot devices IS rather childish.

Adam   <click to email>
- Monday, April 08, 2002 at 23:22:07 (EDT)

Notes heckel was either playing playing a vampire, and not bieng sarcastic with good reason, which is a problem which has been dealt with in a timely and respectful fashion by the Head story teller which is really unlikely, or he might be playing a Garou who just wants to start an aurgument which he has no idea how to win. . . due to the fact that he does not know anything about playing vampire in that particular plot, or he might be playing the Mokole, which though is unlikely would be sad given his leading role in the given plot, if you take into consideration the responsibility which exellent role players as he must have proven to be, as well as the respect he would have to get from the story tellers who handled the entire mess quite well considering it's scope. Good game, and good job.

John Diem    - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 21:52:05 (EDT)

OOC:Since you are going to be anonymous about it, and I am not sure if you are talking to me or not, I never stated that I couldn't affect the battle. I couldn't affect the out either but it doesn't really matter.
It's over. It's done. It's time, to move on.

don dean    - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 15:10:44 (EDT)

Boo hoo hoo, I can't affect a major battle due to a plot device. Boo hoo hoo...

Heckle    - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 12:57:16 (EDT)

I'm sorry for your loss. I hope Quan (as you called him) reaches Stovokor (or your equivalent) even though he acted dishonorably previously I do not see any reason to hold it against him, As he gave his life for others. This action removes any stain of dishonor from him as far a I am concerned. As with many others (including myself) we donít always have all the pieces. I am still watching and still waiting. Adam was one the things, that I am waiting for which needed to be taken out that I was talking about in prior conversations with some individuals on this board. He upset the karmic balance and needed to be eliminated. I donít currently have anyone or anything in mind at this time. I guess the best way to describe my actions tonight are ďThe needs of the many, outweighed the needs of the fewĒ If you need or want anymore assistance I may be able to help you. I hear the M.I.B. are becoming something of a bother. If it continues please let me know and I will attempt to help you with them. I hope no takes offense to what I said in here, if you do it was not intended as an insult.

Alan Markson    - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 04:22:47 (EDT)

On behalf of Quan, whom you all knew as Bobby or Robert, I thank those who assisted in destroying the one known as Adam Traneur. He would do this himself, but he has earned the right to join the honored of our kind in our Ancestral Homeland.

Alan Markson, you acted honorably. Before his departure, Quan informed us of your actions. You will be remembered fondly by our kind. Perhaps you will earn a spot in our tales also. Well done.

To those whom Quan had issue with, that will be forgotten as long as you do not speak ill of Quan. He fought to save your souls from whatever Adam was. Quan was very young. I am not. Please, do not test my patience.

Anyone who cares to speak with me, I will gladly meet with you at the zoo, regardless of who or what you are. However, I will be unavailable until the last weekend of the month. I will be assisting in repairing some of the damage to the spirit realm caused by the battle.

Zhang Great-Maw    - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 01:54:18 (EST)

"Greetings Citizens.

The computer is your friend.

You like the computer.

You would die for the computer.

All hail the computer."

Quote from Paranoia the role playing game.

Game at 7 tonight. BE THERE.

Seth Garner   <click to email>
- Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 16:10:01 (EST)

I have no idea who this "Herald" fellow is, but he is most certainly not me. Furthermore, I have no problem with you Mr. Herbrook. Please don't change that.

Chen    - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 15:15:27 (EST)

Next on Cinemax: Robert Chen is: "The Dragon who loved Zoo Animals" See amazing feats of ninja petting in the 4-h pen. See the drama as the dragon attempts to use ninja throwing stars to get penguins to fornicate. Watch Chen / Dragon as he molests young zoo visitors dressed as a Catholic Priest. Here is an example scene:

"Do not worry my child this place is holy ground, nothing evil can come here. And since that is the case how can I be evil? Now hurry, the Magic Wand grows limp. What? You're telling mommy? ARRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!" (Chen turns into a giant dragon [editing note: CGI effect 2e insert] and eats the small child)

Note to self: Sell all Zoo stock NOW!

Herbrook    - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 05:17:28 (EST)

I'm the stupid one? We'll see after tomorrow.

Mouthing off might come back to bite you in the ass... a BACKLASH if you will.

You know something that's funny? Seeing a squirrley, short, douche bag, being chased by a pair'uh'ducks. Though, it may be hard to see for some....

Chen    - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 02:27:11 (EST)

Slant-Eyed Herald Chen,
Why would you listen to yourself? I mean you seem to be raving the sayings of a mad man. But then a mad man knows no logic and would listen to "herself" because "she" is paranoid and thinks everyone is out to get "him". So smoke some more bud and become stupider then you already are.
Peace Out Man! er Dude! er Chick!

Alan Markson    - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 21:33:04 (EST)

Yeah, that would be the technophiles.

>:-<    - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 00:45:21 (EST)

You anomalous freaks of nature. We'll have you picked apart by the end of the month. This little freak went to market, this little freak stayed home, and this little freak went AAAGH!!! all the way "home".

Suprise Visitors   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 12:07:31 (EST)


Don    - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 02:30:43 (EST)


Adam    - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 00:16:43 (EST)

Hey, you guys looking for more players?

Curious    - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 00:00:51 (EST)

Reset? Fogetboutit!

.    - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 10:59:57 (EST)

I wonder how all these people are reaching one another IC? That is very entertaining. . . BRING ON THE RESET!!!

John Diem   <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 10:05:13 (EST)

Joe calmly opened the door of his Suburban Haven. The cookie cutter houses in the outlands where the perfect place to hide from anyone trying to find you. That was an important quality for a hitman's temporary living space to have. Joe sat in the large leather Lay-Z-boy in front of the Large screen Tv. Tv was great, no matter what was going on it remained alsmost completely comforting in it's own droning, but oddly entertaining way. He reached out towards the lights with a tentacle of obtenebrative darkness, and flicked off the lights as he sat in the privacy of his own livingroom, and thought absently. I wonder if my plans with the prince are going well, I wonder when he will get me the video tape of the huge dragon like monster, so me and the boys can plan our little hit, I wonder when my partners are going to be back from tracking the thing. . . I wonder if the Toreador Primogen of New York still makes that "strawberry" ice cream I like so much. . .

Joe Gillespi   <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 10:02:58 (EST)

Man, I miss the in-characters insults from a couple years ago. Those were actually good. The one's now... sheesh, its like being back in middle school.

Ho hum    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 23:50:59 (EST)

This is a joke, right? You guys have to be kidding. Nobody's this stupid. Right? Right?! Oh, shit....

Clear of Mind   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 19:26:25 (EST)

Dude, you people need to chill out. I don't know who this Herald person is, but I'd leave him alone if I were me.

I suggest taking a hit from the bong, it does wonders for relaxation.

Chen    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 18:56:53 (EST)

Slant Eyed Herald,
It does not matter if I know your name. I have seen your face and it is the face of evil.
What is all this blathering about vampires anyways? They don't exist anymore than dragons, mummies or a Creature from the Black Lagoon. I guess you watched one too many Bťla Lugosi movies when you were young. 1922 and 1931 were both good years for this, as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors and Dracula (released in their respective years), or perhaps you heard, some ghoulish humans that have hematomaina such as The Countess Elizabeth Bathory, The Marquis de Sade, Martin Dumollard, or even John George Haigh. Where they have a desperate need to drink blood. Any way you slice it there are not any DEAD or UNDEAD people running around drinking the blood of anything. I suggest you check the mental ward for people with hematomaina. This is as likely as a dragon flying near the zoo and transforming in to a man or someone like myself being Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which from A Wrinkle in Time with the ability to tesseract about the place. First, thing that is obviously wrong with that is I am not old and I am not a woman. Second thing is its fantasy/science fiction. Do not get me wrong Madeleine LíEngle has created some really nice stories but thatís all they are.

Have a nice day!

Alan Markson    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 17:13:21 (EST)

OOC: Rather your character talking to spirits not you.

don dean    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 17:02:03 (EST)

OOC: Just to let you know Adam unless you have talked to spirits and they have told you that Alan has talked to them there is no way for you to know if Alan is clairvoyant or not. Also he doesn't move quickly. It's more like a tesseract.

don dean    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 17:00:31 (EST)

Okay... whatever. You do that. Have fun trying.

Chen    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 12:38:01 (EST)

Believe as you wish you unholy perversion to nature. I can and will prove every claim I have made. I predict that you will meet an Icy demise in a mater of weeks if not days.

I have now said all that needs be said.

Gaia's Will be done.

The knowing one    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 12:25:45 (EST)

Gee, I thought the fact I'm not a "flying dragon" would be common sense. Dragons don't exist.

My days are numbered? Well, so are yours... everyone's days are numbered. Today is April 2nd, tomorrow the 3rd, and so on. My days are numbered... DUH.

Chen    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 11:46:25 (EST)

Interesting Mr. Chen, that currant ownership was ONLY that particular fact you chose to refute. You obviously do not deny the rest. Your days are numbered! use them well!!

The knowing one    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 10:39:45 (EST)

I don't own Potter Park, at least not anymore. I'm sure you can see the quotation marks around the first name...

"Robert" Chen    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 09:45:06 (EST)

The name of this changing flying dragon is Robert Chen, owner of Potter Park Zoo. I will provide pictures of this "person" in multiple forms to the authorities. I am not sure if he is a mutant or some sort of government experiment, but I also believe him to be very evil and responsible for much of the destruction around the city as well and multiple murders.

The knowing one    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 08:27:24 (EST)

Pea brained ideas? You mean like trying to get me to do your boss's dirty work for you by going after vampires who I have no problem with at all, at least not yet? I'm fully aware of your attempt this past week. Your pathetic attempt at misdirection is laughable.

Too bad non-supernaturals are subject to memory loss when viewing things they shouldn't. Concerned citizen(who most definitely is just some punk), I suggest you pipe down.

Tis a pity none of you knows my real name...

The Herald    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 07:29:47 (EST)

Woah Guys! Guys! Giant flying alligators?? Dragons that turn into people in the zoo? Are you guys smoking crack or something? Conspiracy Theories?? Thatís all most as ridiculous as me being a mage that talks to dead people while doing a The Flash impersonation. Get a damn life and stop making up stories.

Alan Markson    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 05:01:20 (EST)

Oh so now I'm Gandalf and can move around fast? I've never rode a horse in my life, let alone Shadowfax. I'm clairvoyant also? Wow! Why didn't anyone tell me? But ya know I always was a big fan of scrubbing my feet on the floor to produce static electricity and shock the hell out my sister Susan. Too bad she's not here anymore. Some creep, slit her throat and left her to die. I haven't talked to her alive or dead since I left her apartment the night before that happened. So I guess I'm not John Edwards.
So Bobby "the slant-eyed Herald" Chen you got anymore bright ideas in that pea-sized brain of yours?

Alan Markson    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 04:51:38 (EST)

I knew it! I thought I was going crazy but I seen it also! Some flying alligator thing over Potter Park Zoo. It seems to be afflicted with the mythical and magical disease of lycanthropy. Yes, I know what you are saying! Come on! A shapeshifting flying alligator? Yes, that exactly what I am saying. It appears to live at there at Potter Park zoo. I was cutting through from Pennsylvania over to Aurelius. At first it looked like a giant alligator with wings, then it landed and transformed in to a blond haired man about 5í6Ē, with a haircut from ďBorn on the Fourth of JulyĒ and a broomstick up his ass (from the way he walked). So, if you thought the murder last summer was strange you haven't seen anything yet. Let me tell you after that I was running. I ran all the way down to Kalamazoo St. as fast my legs could carry me. Thatís the last time I try to take a short cut through there.

A Concerned Citizen    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 03:36:01 (EST)

I know I seen a dragon or something like it last Saturday night when I was driving down Pennsylvania near 496. It was tearing up the gas station there or at least it looked it was. So I floored my car up on to the ramp and went as fast as I could, good thing a cop was watching because when I looked down at my speedometer I was doing 105mph in my Pontiac station wagon. Now I donít believe in all of that mess about Vlad the Impaler type people running around sucking blood or clairvoyant people that act like The Flash. I know itís all fantastical but do you really think there are vampires and mages running around boinking each other? Maybe it wasn't a dragon but an alligator/bird hybrid from a ďReal Jurassic ParkĒ. That escaped or something. I mean that could happen with all of this gene splicing and cloning going on. Government experiments gone terribly wrong. Well, they may or may not exist. But then what is up Roswell and Area 51? A weather balloon? So, what is really going out there? Gene-Splicing humans with aliens or other creatures, like birds and alligators? You have to admit itís in the realm of possibility. Now I have no real way of knowing if they did this, But that thing scared the buhjezzes out of me.
A person that is moving A.S.A.P.

A Scared Citizen    - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 03:16:47 (EST)

Technology utilizing group residing in a spiritual realm unknown to me: I hear that you hunt certain supernaturals. There is a mage I believe you would be interested in.

Name: Alan Markson

Appearance: Squirrley male, about 5'8'', maybe 160 lbs. soaking wet, and he wears glasses. He may have some Indian heritage.

Known abilities: Quick movement over relatively distant places, manipulation of energy, clairvoyant like powers, and I'm sure many others.

He also seems to be surgically attatched to a vampire known as Louis Cypher. You'll be able to recognize them working in unison; Cypher will be behind Markson(who is bent over), both of them with their pants undone. You will see Cypher's bulbous form thrusting into Markson's rectum.

Try using some of that nifty metal you'll use to counteract woojie effects. I hear it works wonders.


The Herald    - Monday, April 01, 2002 at 23:55:23 (EST)

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