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Started by Mike Holmes, April 12, 2004, 03:29:35 PM
QuoteExample Characters Lee decides to make a jack-of-all-trades type young elf hero, so he puts one word in each attribute. The GM has told him that the island name is "Big Snowy Mountain," so he also choosing an appropriate elfin sub-type. He can't imagine his character with a job, though, so he doesn't pick one.Answer 1: Elf... Snow ElfAnswer 2: Enduring, Fast, and Cunning Answer 3: LiefOr "Lief is an enduring and fast snow elf with a cunning nature."Scott decides to make a troll, and to make him a strong as he can be, so he puts all three words into strong.Answer 1: Troll... Ice Troll GatekeeperAnswer 2: Big, Bold, and ToughAnswer 3: SodOr Scott might have written, "Sod is a big, bold, tough troll. It's time he went out and saved the world."Mary doesn't see the point in writing out the answers in a list like Lee and Scott. Instead, she just writes: "Melody—nimble, alert, and witty elf."She decided to put one word in quick, and two in crafty.
QuoteFor example, Lief is in the Frozen Crystal Caves when he comes to an icy chasm. GM: "Running along through the crystal caves, the torchlight suddenly reveals a wide chasm in front of Lief. (quickness)"Lee: "Lief makes a fast jump[/u] across the chasm."GM: "Ok, that's equal to the difficulty (the chasm has one quick difficulty, and Lief has a one quick attribute), so you roll at +0."
QuoteLet's check back in with our previous example, and see what happens next:GM: "Running along through the crystal caves, the torchlight suddenly reveals a wide chasm in front of Lief. (quickness)"Lee: "Lief makes a fast jump[/u] across the chasm."GM: "Ok, that's equal to the difficulty (the chasm has one quick difficulty, and Lief has a one quick attribute), so you roll at +0."GM: "How many tries do you want?"Lee: "Uhm, Two." *the die clatters on the table* "2, that would be a No. But not this time—I still have one more try. 5! Yes!"GM: "You clear the chasm and grab two star motes that were floating above it! Add two star motes to your sheet.Lee: "Yeaaah..."
QuoteNow let's see what might have happened to Lief if he had only tried once that last time: GM: "Running along through the crystal caves, the torchlight suddenly reveals a wide chasm in front of Lief. (quickness)"Lee: "Lief makes a fast jump[/u] across the chasm."GM: "Ok, that's equal to the difficulty (the chasm has one quick difficulty, and Lief has a one quick attribute), so you roll at +0."GM: "How many tries do you want?"Lee: "Uhm, One. Yeah, I'll do it in One." *the die clatters on the table* "2. Uh, ouch."GM: " Lief springs into the air but the wind catches him and tosses him down into the wide chasm, where he is smashed against the rocks at the bottom. You're Boggled! Lose 3 stars and one turn as you drag yourself back up the cliff, battered but not broken.Lee: "Oooowwww..."
QuoteExampleLee, Scott, and Mary get together to create their island. They all roll, and Lee gets the high score. Lee: "Ice. The theme is Ice. Done." Mary: "What about candy, like 'Candyland.' I've been wanting to play an island like that. Scott: "Hey, that's a good idea. Or like a chocolate factory, like Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryLee: "Sorry, I like that, but it's ice this time. Mike couldn't make it but he's going to be here next time, and he asked me to use ice. Oh, and there's no twist. We've never done a snow and ice level, so let's do it straight up this time."
QuoteExample: Now Scott is in charge of brainstorming. He writes down "Snow," and passes the paper on the Melody. She writes "cold," and passes it to Lee. They continue until they get the following list of words: Snow, Cold, Hot Springs, Pine Trees, Ice Skating, Tundra, Ice Cream, Freezing, Yeti, Abominable Snowman, Blizzard, North Pole, Alaska, Penguins, Polar Bears, Scarves, Mittens, Hot cocoa, Fireplace, Mountain Pass, Christmas, Sled, Sleigh, Mountain, Icy, Rabbits, Snowmen, Frozen, White Foxes, Chilly, Disaster, Cold, Snowshoes, Snowfall, Snowstorm, Slush, Snowflake, Reindeer, Flurry, Whiteout, Crystal, Frost, Hail, Sleet, Snow Cones, White, Clouds, Water, Hot Spring, North, Furs, Snow Woman, Avalanche, Winter, Huskies, Skiing, Dogsled Race, Mountain Climbing, Hockey Game, Ice-skiff Race, Ice-Fishing, Snowball Fight, Beauty, Solitude, Wolf, Snowburst, Hawaii...This is where Scott decides they have enough words—they're running out of ideas. He also chooses a name for the island: Big Snowy Mountain.
QuoteMelody is in charge of getting this going and making the final decision on the stage names. She starts out with "Cold Water Town." As a group, they come up with the following areas: Havens: Cold Water Town, Snowflake Village, Great Pine Station, Polar Town, Soft White LodgePlatforms: The Wolf Blizzard Express, the Seven Rainbow Pools, Avalanche Pass, Snowstorm Cloud, the Great Pine Wood, Frost Crystal Cave, Icicle PalaceRaces: The Soft White Slopes (ski race), Very Cold Tundra Dogsled Race, Polar Ice Skiff Race
QuoteLee is arbiter again. He writes "Big Snowy Island" at the top of a piece of paper, then he writes "Snowflake Village" as the opening stage and chooses the Icicle Palace as the ending stage. He passes the paper to Scott, who says since it's the first time he's playing he'd like just a small wood nearby for testing out his character. So he writes "Snowflake Woods (platform 1)," a new place he's just made up, and passes it to Melody. She adds a town next, and they create this text-map:[list=1][*] Snowflake Village (haven)[*] Snowflake Woods (platform)[*] Cold Water Town (haven)[*] The Soft White Slopes and Soft White Lodge (ski race)[*] Very Cold Tundra (platform)[*] Very Cold Tundra Dogsled Race (dogsled race)[*] The Seven Rainbow Pools (platform)[*] The Great Pine Wood (platform)[*] Great Pine Station (haven)[*] The Wolf Blizzard Express (platform)[*] Polar City (haven)[*] The Polar Ice Skiff Race (ice skiff race)[*] Base Flurry (haven)[*] Avalanche Pass (platform)[*] Steam Springs Resort (platform)[*] Frost Crystal Cave (platform)[*] Icestorm Station (haven)[*] The Snow Giant's Cloud (platform)[*] Icicle Palace (platform)[/list:o]After creating the text map, they take some time to sketch out a full map of Big Snowy Island.
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