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I appreciate the offer to talk more on Friday but I would very much prefer that we spend the time playing. I doubt I have anything new to add. Basically: it's your show, Rhuvein. We know your methods. Whatever decision you make on any topic I will support.


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Penny-Whistle wrote:
I appreciate the offer to talk more on Friday but I would very much prefer that we spend the time playing. I doubt I have anything new to add. Basically: it's your show, Rhuvein. We know your methods. Whatever decision you make on any topic I will support.


We probably won't do too much talking and perhaps Mike wouldn't mind hanging around a bit when we do that combat scene over.

Tree has made adjustments to his character which will go a long way to get Octo to fit into the scheme of things.

I have a one or two posts to present some thoughts about saving throws.

Will do so shortly - Rocky is barking like mad to go out!

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DMMike wrote:
BTW, should this thread be over at the Victorious forum instead of the C&C forum? Just a thought!

Mike

Probably, maybe would get more people to chime in.



Yep, mebbe I can move some posts/questions over there when I get a chance.

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DMMike wrote:
If I may interject... ;)

One of the major limitations to Magick is that every invocation of it gives the victim a saving throw. It doesn't matter if its Mesmerism, Blast, or PK; its the tradeoff you get for having magick's versatility.

Now, in the original concept I didn't see Psychic powers having the same limits. However, a lot of stuff in Victorious is covered by the term "Mystic" which defines as Magick and/or Psychic. So, I could certainly see an argument either way.

BTW, I'd originally planned the term "Spiritual" instead of Mystic (to go along with Temporal) but the decision was made that it could set off some unintended religiosity. ;)

Mike


Right and here's this paragraph from the game:

SAVING THROWS
Many times during a game something occurs which
requires an attribute check, such as when a magician tries
to resist the psychic assault of an otherworldly creature
or a vigilante attempts to evade incoming pistol shots.
What to do if the attribute associated with the event that
causes the check is unclear? For example, what happens
when a magician casts a fiery spell upon an assailant?
In such a case, as with all saving throws, the Hero is
being acted on in a potentially harmful manner and
must make an attribute check to avoid being harmed.
This attribute check is called a saving throw.

Not sure if you meant to lose the above mention of psychic assault, but I'm going to allow saving throws vs. psychic attacks.

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Sounds good rhu, part of the vagueness of some rules is because I'm a big believer in GM fiat. I WANT the GM to have enough control to make Victorious their own. ;)

As for tomorrow night, I'm fine with being a fly on the wall. 7pm CST?

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Yep, 7 central daylight savings time (so when I post this it's 5 PM CDST)

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Holmes and Watson are on their way to Fleet street for a haircut and shave. It seems there is a new barber there who does a fine job.


The sign on the window next to the barber pole says,

Easy shaving for a penny,
As good as you will find any.

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The London Daily Post is reporting the following in their front page article:

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The infamous Mary Jeffries is jailed for six months for "keeping a disorderly house."

Mrs. Jeffries managed a network of brothels; perhaps the most popular of her establishments was on Church Street, in Chelsea, where four houses had been interconnected by hidden doors. She catered to clients of all tastes and income; the Prince of Wales was whispered to be among her regulars and the King of the Belgians reportedly paid her a monthly retainer of £800.

For more than two decades, Mrs. Jeffries had been well known to the police but not much troubled in the operation of her enterprises. In the mid 80's, however, the rapidly growing "purity" movement targeted Mrs. Jeffries and recruited Jeremiah Minahan, a former Inspector of Scotland Yard. While on the force, Minahan's zeal in this area received little encouragement from his superiors; in fact, he was warned off his "highly improper" investigation.

When arrested first for the first time in 1885, Mrs. Jeffries rode to court in a carriage loaned her by an unidentified Earl; she was ribaldly escorted by cheering Guardsmen. She accurately predicted, "Nothing can be done with me as my clients and patrons are of the highest social order." She plead guilty and had her token fine paid by admirers. The Sentinel, journal of the purity forces, denounced "the state of moral corruption" in London. Still, Mrs. Jeffries was forced to close a few of her brothels that had become so notorious that they no longer could offer the requisite privacy.

The purity police had not finished with her. After taking some time off, she returned to her profession and The Society for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic struck again. They recruited several witnesses, including the cook and coachman and neighbors who describe the activities at 15 Brompton Square. This time, Mrs. Jeffries must go to jail. Acknowledging her age (although her lawyers overstate it by 15 years) and poor health (a failing heart), the judge stipulates her six months be served without hard labor.

W.T. Stead - whose Pall Mall Gazette had focused attention on Mrs. Jeffries and her ilk (see 6 July) - nonetheless offered sympathy: "We wonder what the Kings, Princes, Peers and officers who found the old lady so convenient for the gratification of their pleasures, think of her now. Probably, if the truth be told, they never spare a thought for their fallen flesh broker."

More here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Jeffries

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Fleet street barber's establishment . .

Holmes gives his newspaper to Watson who exits and goes out to the waiting hanson cab to read while Sherlock sits in the barber's chair.

The barber and proprietor, Mr. Sweeney Todd - applies hot towels and then begins to stir up his cream and dab the upper neck and jaw of his client working up a good shaving lather.
He then takes his blade and sharpens it against and along the leather belt hanging from the back of the chair of his customer.
"A cup of tea, Mr. Holmes before I begin?" says Todd.
Holmes relaxes slightly feeling very peaceful and comfortable in the barber's chair replies, "Thank you, Mr. Todd, but I'm in a hurry and so, you may begin!"
"Tilt your head back slightly, Sir! I'm going for a very smooth shave!" as Todd brings the razor up.

Just then, Holmes reaches out with astonishing speed and grabs Todd's hand as he begins to bring the razor to his neck. Sweeney starts a bitg and feels the strength of the grip on his hand.
"Forgive me Todd, I just remembered something!" and he gets up out of the chair while releasing Todd's wrist.

The door jingles a bell as it opens ~ the young Wellington enters and says "Mr. Holmes, a note from a friend!"
Sherlock takes the small envelope and opens it, while Todd looks on with interest.

"I must be off, Mr. Todd, here are four coppers for your service. Wellington please join us, we are off to help a friend!"
Holmes opens the door for the young Baker Street Irregular and they hurry to the curb to get into the hansom.

"Madam Goldini's!" says Holmes to the driver and he dashes off at a fast clip.

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I don't have too much prep time tonight but might find a little before the game: do I need to change my character at all?

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No, best I can tell you character if good!

Thanks for asking.

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I hope we are starting at the later time, I just agreed to go do something that won't have me home in time to play at the old "Normal" time, IE 9 PM EST. 6 PM my time. I SHOULD be home in time for the 7 PM, my time, 10 PM Eastern. Which is when we started last time.

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Treebore wrote:
I hope we are starting at the later time, I just agreed to go do something that won't have me home in time to play at the old "Normal" time, IE 9 PM EST. 6 PM my time. I SHOULD be home in time for the 7 PM, my time, 10 PM Eastern. Which is when we started last time.


No, sorry. We started later last time cause I had to work and now we're on daylight savings time (and I don't think you are) . . so hopefully that doesn't goof up your availability for the game.

Anyway, no worries for tonight - we'll probably be doing a little more practice and such.

So. see ya next week.

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MT server is up . . game start in about 5 minutes!

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Many thanks to that monocled Genteel Magistrate, DMMike for joining us for a chat session before and during the first part of our game!

Well done, Sir!

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From Dr. Watson's journal and selected memoirs:

To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind. He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen, but as a lover he would have placed himself in a false position. He never spoke of the softer passions, save with a gibe and a sneer. They were admirable things for the observer — excellent for drawing the veil from men's motives and actions. But for the trained reasoner to admit such intrusions into his own delicate and finely adjusted temperament was to introduce a distracting factor which might throw a doubt upon all his mental results. Grit in a sensitive instrument, or a crack in one of his own high-power lenses, would not be more disturbing than a strong emotion in a nature such as his. And yet there was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene Adler, of dubious and questionable memory.

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From wiki . . the pic is actually Lillie Lantry who may have been a model for Irene Adler.

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Session II - Handbag snatchers

The adventurers:

Penny as:

Wellington, Vigilante. Member of the Baker Street Irregulars.

Aergraith as:

Detective Chief Inspector Evelyn St. John St. James (Alias: Justus X. Nihilo), inquiry agent

NPC:

Doctor Octavious Oppenheimer (Octo) aka: The Octopus)
Class: Psychic

The action:

London courtyard:

The three thugs spread out holding their weapons. Two have lead pipes and the third has a hammer. They tell the three citizens get out and mind their own business.

St. James the detective blows his whistle as Dr. Oppenheimer activates a power. Wellington is able to mesmerize the thug who was advancing on her and in doing so, he stops and drops his weapon.

The thug with the pipe moves towards St. James who reaches up and begins to pull out his Webley. The thug stops and looks at what the other thugs are doing. The second thug manages to strike Oppenheimer.

Octo send a psycho-kinetic force towards the thug but misses.

The thugs see St. James holding the gun and he tells them to drop their weapons. They do and the threat is over. The handbag is returned and the thugs are allowed to go free.

The owner of the handbag gives Wellington four coppers and she seems ungrateful which irritates the lady. She quickly hails a cab and gets in and ignore's Wellington's request for a ride.

Fortune teller:

At this point, Dr. Watson and Jack London pull up in a carriage and ask the party to jump. The driver flys off down the street at a quick trot and they arrive at the Garrick Club. The men enter through the front door and Wellington goes around back.

They meet in a private room at the back of the club where Madam Goldini conducts seances, fortune telling, palm reading and other mystic arts. She greets everyone and asks if any would like to have their fortune told.

She sits in a chair in front of a table that has tarot cards laid out in a cross pattern. Wellington yes and sits in the chair. Madam Goldini asks her other guests to feel free to sit down on as she waves her hand toward some comfortable looking sofas and chairs.

Her assistant, a young women enters from a side door with a decanter of wine, glasses and small snacks. She sets the tray down on a side table and pours wine for any who wish a glass. She then leaves.

Detective St. James harumphs and starts to question the idea of fortune telling with cards. London and Watson quickly interject and give him a glance and St. James realizes that all are taking this seriously.

After Wellington learns that something good is coming her way, St. James and Oppenheimer give it a try and learn that there is a darklord in London and . . a woman is being held captive in a tower.

Holmes enters and apologizes for begin late as he was detained. He accidentally calls St. James Ehvelyn rather than EEvelyn and St. James corrects him. Holmes apologizes and tells the other detective about an old friend with the same name who pronounced it differently.

St. James then begins to question Holmes about the idea of them using fortune telling to do scientific criminology. Holmes hushes him and says, I'll explain later.

Madame Goldini looks into her crystal ball and identifies the captive lady . . Ms. Irene Adler! It seems she is in a Victorian mansion . . she believes it's the one on the corner of Marlowe and Spade.

Holmes thanks Madame Goldini and lays an envelope on the table as everyone says goodbye and leaves the private room. As they get there coats, Holmes tells St. James that the gypsies of London know a great many things and have a very excellent network, particularly when it comes to Sebastian Moran and Professor Moriarty. And so, the tarot reading is a way for her to make additional money in exchange for information.

Mr. Holmes asks the two gentleman and Wellington if they would undertake the mission to rescue Irene Adler and they gladly accept the challenge.

Donjon tower captive:

The group consisting of a young Baker Street irregular, an experience detective and a gentleman who appears to have psychic powers take the carriage over to Marlowe boulevard and tell the driver to wait down the street behind the trees.

The heroes then make their way over the to mansion with the four story tower. They see a faint light in the top room. There is another light on in the second floor front room. Guards are scene walking around the back of the house away from the group.

Wellington shimmies up a drain pipe to the roof of the main structure and then climbs up to the tower walkway. She takes of her hat to let her hair down and knocks on the window gently holding her finger over her lips.

"Did Holmes send you?" she mouths the sentence.

"Yes", mouths Wellington back - "I will try to pick the lock!"

"Wait!" and Irene points to the lock and makes a motion toward the locks on the window . . "it's an electrical trap. I watch one of the guards set it in place"

Wellington nods and pulls out a cutter and snips the wire. She then picks the lock and opens the window.

"Can you climb down?" whispers the young girl.

Irene looks to be young and strong, "Yes. And thank you for coming, let's go!"

They easily climb down and at that moment two guards armed with sawed off shotguns come around the corner and tell the group to hold it.

A gun battle erupts as St. James and Wellington fire their pistols as the thugs shoot their shotguns. Oppenheimer activates a power.

Wellington takes a blast of shot in her shoulder and arm and then her derringer jams. St. James hits one of the thugs. Oppenheimer sends a mental kinetic force that does damage to the other thug.

Irene had quickly stepped out of harm's way and then found a large rock which she hurled at the first thug and knocked him out. The other thug took another shot and fell unconscious.

The group quickly moved down the street to the waiting carriage, got in and the driver dashed off. When they arrive at 221B Baker Street, Mrs. Hudson leads them upstairs and notices the young girl bleeding and shouts to Dr. Watson who comes over and leads Wellington to the couch.

Everyone gathers around to see if Watson needs assistance. He doesn't and quickly picks out shot in a few place - as most of it was superficial and didn't penetrate the skin.

In the parlour:

After Wellington sits up and takes a cuppa from Mrs. Hudson, everyone relaxed and Ms Adler give Sherlock a hug - while Mr. London lights the brandy in a shallow tray of raisins afire and offers Wellington the first try in a game of snap-dragon!

Pretty soon Billy comes in with Toby and then the rest of the Baker Street Irregulars arrive to join in the game.

Holmes along with Irene, Evelyn, Octavius, London and Watson sit down by the fire and light their pipes and cigarettes while sipping Cognac as they watch the kids play the game refereed by Mrs. Hudson.

End evening at 221B Baker Street.

End session!

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Not at all good sir, and I'm gratified if my small utterances were of some benefit to the proceedings. :)

But duty called, or pizza anyway... Then for some reason my Skype set to Arabic (???) I'd feard that some questionable fellow in the region of Asia Minor had overcome my contraption's defenses!

All has been made proper however. My good wife made her Invention and Science checks and the system once again understands the Queen's English. Hurrah!

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Very glad to have you and indeed, you clarified many fine points of the game while explaining that some things are left up to GM fiat as you say. ;)

When I say Fiat, I think of the 1972 Spyder that I drove when I was a parking valet back in Chicago during high school days. Saturday evenings at the Hyatt Hotel. :P

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221B Baker Street

Early morning in the parlour of Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

He is entertaining guests which include, Sir Henry Baskerville, Lewis Carroll, Count Rhuvein, Irene Adler, Lucy Westenra, Yevgeny Svetlanov and his wife Natasha.

Mrs. Hudson is serving tea and muffins . .

“Where is Dr. Watson, Sherlock?”, says Lucy!

Holmes looks up from the newspaper he was reading and looks around.

“Ahh, yes. He had an errand and should be along soon!”

Just then, a knock is heard and the voice of Billy . . “Mr. Jack London and Mr. Mycroft Holmes are here.”

Mrs. Hudson opens the door and thanks Billy. The young London and Sherlock’s brother greet Mrs. Hudson and then say their “hullos” to the rest of the group.

“Sherlock, fabulous news!” bellows Mycroft in an enthusiasm that most of the group have not seen before as they all look up with undivided attention.

“A friend of Jacks in the States is coming to London . . and the Queen herself will be there to receive him!” Mycroft looks very pleased with himself for a moment and then realizes that everyone is looking at him without the slightest idea of what he is talking about.

“Oh, I thought you might gather ~ Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show is coming here in May!”

Everyone in the group at once starts talking and responding in recognition and understanding – with questions, comments whoops and cheers.

“We must take the irregulars and our own children!”

“Who is Buffalo Bill?”

“If Queen Victoria will be there, I will too!”

“Will the performance take place at the Earl’s Court show ground?”

“Is Annie Oakley coming here, too?”

Jack London attempts to answer some the questions and then the door opens . .

“I found him!”

Watson enters holding up Dr. Henry Jeckyll as they stagger into the room.

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I said it before, I'll say it again, this sounds like an amazing game with an amazing setting!

Wish I could take part, but at the least I can live vicariously through the recaps!

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I said it before, I'll say it again, this sounds like an amazing game with an amazing setting!

Wish I could take part, but at the least I can live vicariously through the recaps!


Thanks, man. Much appreciated. :)

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I will be on the road for the next two Fridays, taking my wife to writer conventions in Phoenix, then Las Vegas. I do not know her schedule for either Friday, so if I can, I will be playing. If I don't show, I had to take her to a presentation, etc...

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OK, thanks for posting!

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Sounds like you are off to some interesting events. Look forward to playing with you again soon.


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Professor James P. Moriarty makes his home in an inconspicuous home somewhere in London. It appears to be a fine and respectable dwelling from the outside, nothing marks it as anything out of the ordinary.

Scene:

Sebastian Moran
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Butler/valet to Moriarty, Smithers
Dr. Fu Manchu

The professor is in the greenhouse attending to his beloved orchids whilst entertaining his henchman and a guest. They are all seated but erect and on guard as they know how Moriarty can go from calm to hysterical in a moment’s notice if events don’t go they way he has planned.

Only Dr. Fu Manchu is relaxed sitting in a large easy chair sipping tea attended by his young nephew, Lee Jun-fan.

Moriarty turns to Moran, “Two failures in one day. That’s inexcusable! Spaulding’s men had the women’s bag with the clock, what happened?”

Spaulding seems to squirm in his chair, but says nothing.

“Bad timing. A detective happened by just as they grabbed the bag, Benny was the lookout but didn’t have a chance to warn Sykes and Turner” explained Moran as he continued,

“Oddly the detective let them all go, since they put down their weapons on his order. As they were leaving, Sykes overheard the detective question the lady and he asked her if she had a clock in her bag”

Moriarty raised his eyebrow, “How could the detective know what was in her bag? Spaulding said the bag was never opened by anyone!”

“Don’t know,” replied Moran.

“The mind is weak. Some have powers to read thoughts and get images,” said the mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu looking at Moriarty.

“You have such a power, Dr. . . ?”

“Certainly, Professor Moriarty!” He sips, swallows and says “The tea is delicious.”

Moran looks from Fu Manchu and then to Moriarty and asks, “What was so important about the clock? You never told us.”

“It contained a map of the work tunnels and sewers system under the Tower of London. One of my agents went to buy the clock, but the shopkeeper put out the wrong clock for sail and the women purchased it. Luckily, after you failed I sent my agent and the shopkeeper to the women’s home and they offered 10 pounds for the clock which she gladly gave them.” *

*This is not what actually happened, but what Moriarty and Moran wanted Spaulding to hear.

Part 1

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Smithers returns with a tray of glasses and a carafe of single malt Scotch. He pours one for Moriarty who sips it, “Excellent! Moran?”

“Yes, thank you Professor! And Big Ben, what was that all about?” He sips.

“Just a diversion to distract Holmes and throw him off the scent. It didn’t work. He has so many people working for him, his network of information is astounding.

“Indeed. He came to Limehouse yesterday to see Li Ru Mein!” says Fu Manchu.

“What? And you didn’t take him?” says Moriarty and he examines one of his orchids.

“Oh know! Ru Mein has the help of Shaolin Priests and his tong is formidable. You know that Professor. But you might not know that his friend, Shu Lien is a demon master of the sword. She is so fast that she can deflect bullets fired from a gun.”

Moriarty turns and bows to Fu Manchu, “Forgive me, Doctor. You are wise and learned in oriental affairs and I thank you for enlightening me! Perhaps if we marshall our resources and work together . . . more tea my friend?”

“Yes . . and perhaps a glass of Scotch?”

Moriarty briefly blanches and says, “Smithers!”

“At once sir!” the butler pours a glass and hands it to Fu Manchu. Moriarty sits down in the easy chair next to Fu and they clink glasses and sip for a moment or two.

Moriarty then gets up to address Moran, “Now tell me how Irene Adler escaped!”

Part 2

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MT server is up!

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I see I need to reward XPs for these opening sessions. And I note that V does the progression a little differently - so I hope to review that section in the book tomorrow and post!

Thanks.

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