This is the OOC topic for the Jagged Edge Free-Roam group. This thread contains the rules of the free-roam, a quick reference sheet for all the characters (including each character's current status), and conversations about what's going on. Keep an eye on the OP, since I'll be updating it as the RP progresses.
This free-roam will run on the usual Errant rules, but here are a few refreshers, and a few specifics about this being a free-roam as opposed to a campaign.
Please note that you do not have an abilities list, but that doesn't mean there are no rules about what you can and cannot do...
I've tried to leave things more open, but when it comes to combat, general Errant rules apply. In combat, take only one action at a time. Always assume an enemy (or enemies) aren't cannon fodder unless I state otherwise. If you're allowed to instantly kill something in your post, I'll say so in the DM post.
This RP may have boss fights that can be encountered out in the world. It's up to you whether or not to judge if you can even defeat these bosses, or whether or not you even want to try fighting them at all. No boss fights are required to continue the free-roam, since you can go anywhere you want. Be warned some bosses may be undefeatable, in which case you should run, unless you want to die. This is the Jagged Edge, and it isn't forgiving.
These boss fights have the same rules as any other fight, but your chances of being killed or critically injured are much higher, so be sure to think about your actions wisely.
That said, please always do something in your posts - even if you are just technically chickening out IC or something. This is meant to be a character-driven experience, so I encourage you to interact with other players and also with NPCs (especially NPC companions, which are basically my player characters and now I participate in the free-roam, myself). I'm going to be trying to give everyone time to interact with each other, since interacting with other characters is - in my opinion - the most fun part of a RP.
Your posts should always have at least one action or some dialogue so that you're doing something instead of just standing around thinking to yourself. No one can react to that, so it's really very pointless for a RP. I'm also not taking eating, drinking, and sleeping into careful account, here, so don't focus too much on trying to end your posts doing something like that. If you sleep when everyone else is interacting, you aren't giving yourself a rested bonus, you're just missing out on the fun.
If you have some form of magic or you are a unique race with special abilities, please consult me if you're confused as to what you can and cannot do. It's always better to ask than to assume and just make a post if it's something crazy. But hey - if you have magic, you probably can do something crazy! So just ask. Otherwise, use the wiki as needed to help.
If you receive a PM about the free-roam, chances are it'll be in-character (I'll state otherwise if it isn't). I'll be PMing people information that only they are privy to, and it's their choice whether or not to share it with their fellow players. I may also have some interactions via PMs, so that players are not privy to those private interactions, either (if this happens, I'll specify this too, and if the conversation gets interrupted in-game the PM chain gets interrupted, too). These won't always happen via PMs, if I don't think it's important enough. If you want to keep something in-character secretive and drag one of my NPCs off to some private place, feel free to do so and then you can begin the PM chain. However, in-character PMing between players isn't permitted unless I'm also in the PM conversation (as DM, I have to know everything to give everyone the best experience ).
Again, this shouldn't be used often, as all players should be included when at all possible. This is also kind of an experiment continued from Chasing Shadows, so feel free to discuss it in the OOC topic if you have some comments/suggestions about it.
There will be no group penalties for people not posting, but your individual character may be punished if you suddenly stop posting without warning. If you get behind and want to catch up, just PM me and I can get you up to speed so you can get back in the game.
SINCE THIS IS A FREE-ROAM RATHER THAN A CAMPAIGN, it'll work very different in one big way: where you go and what you do is up to you. Don't take a back-seat in this RP. You're the leader, each of you. You go where you want and do what you want. Don't assume every situation is what it seems - do you think you have to enter into combat? Have you tried talking to them/him/her/it instead? Have you run into an extremely terrifying boss? Are you sure you even have to fight it? Can you talk to it? Can you avoid it? Is it really worth your life? Is that person you're talking to just a random NPC, or are they potentially a companion? Why don't you ask them what they're doing and where they want to go, and if they want to accompany you? Maybe help you on some personal journey, or just go for safety in numbers? Where do you want to go? Any particular location on the map, or are you just wandering and looking for secrets and new locations? You never know what might be out there.
Be sure to think outside the box. There's no outline here or overarching story, just a fun, completely free romp. If anyone has any questions about any of this, feel free to ask here in the thread.
Bear in mind, however, that this is The Jagged Edge. The Jagged Edge is arguably the single most dangerous place in all of Midgard. It can be very unforgiving. Just because you've found a dragon doesn't mean, by any means, that you can kill it. Be daring, but still stay smart - this is a place for heroes, or perhaps for villains, but not for the cowardly or indecisive. Those who travel the Edge find that it can kill them quickly, kill them slowly, or become the place where they carve their legend.
QUICK REFERENCE CHARACTER SHEETS
If the player and character name is hyperlinked to their sign-up, that means the character is alive and actively participating.
If the player and character name is
bold and in orange with a slash, the characters are presumed dead due to inactivity.
If the player and character name is
bold and in red with a slash, the characters are dead.
Note that, if you're a race such as a giant, your stats may not entirely reflect your abilities in-game, but they're still relative.
Katja Skovgaard (Burger Warrior) - Female Hill Jotunn - Magma, Surt(?) - Independent - Martial Combat, Survival, Intimidation
STR 9, AGI 4, CON 8, PER 5, INT 5, SPR 8, LCK 3
Hallvard Skardisson (Burger Warrior) - Male Hill Jotunn - Clay, Baldr - Independent - Herbalism, Diplomacy, Marksmanship, Education (Northrim)
STR 4, AGI 6, CON 4, PER 9, INT 8, SPR 3, LCK 8
Percula Saffron (Burger Warrior) - Female Pixie - Frost, Nature Spirits - Independent - Arcane Gift, Acrobatics, Herbalism, Charisma
STR 1, AGI 16, CON 1, PER 4, INT 8, SPR 14, LCK 5
Sigmar Oathbreaker (Lord_Capulet) - Male Mountain Dwarf - Frost, Forseti (Justice) - Independent - Intimidation, Divine Devotion, Martial Combat, Education (Angelic)
STR 8, AGI 3, CON 7, PER 3, INT 8, SPR 7, LCK 7
Alden Koddak (GhostlyCheese) - Male Demon-kin (Vengeance) - Frost, Nemesis - Independent - Education (Jotnar/Chaos), Acrobatics, Martial Combat
STR 6, AGI 6, CON 5, PER 7, INT 5, SPR 6, LCK 5
Agethar Twin-Axe (Dalton Westmoore) - Male Nordling - Frost, Odin - Venatori - Martial Combat, Marksmanship, Survival
STR 8, AGI 8, CON 6, PER 4, INT 6, SPR 5, LCK 5
Maugrimm (Dalton Westmoore) - Male Bloodhound (Agethar's companion)
Bale Spellwinde (Dalton Westmoore) - Male Achaean - Air, Aeolus - Independent - Arcane Gift, Arcane Lore, Martial Combat, Survival
STR 8, AGI 6, CON 3, PER 5, INT 8, SPR 10, LCK 2
Nefer Ardet (Sareth) - Female Kemhetian - Magma, Isis - Independent - Arcane Gift, Marksmanship, Education (Dwarven), Diplomacy
STR 4, AGI 6, CON 4, PER 8, INT 8, SPR 10, LCK 2
D'naaku (Ambad) - Male Avian (Vulture) - Air, Nekhbet - Independent - Charisma, Acrobatics, Spiritual Connection
STR 6, AGI 10, CON 7, PER 8, INT 5, SPR 8, LCK 6
Reference sheets for the NPC companions are hidden to provide less specificity about certain aspects (namely exactly where their HP and Sanity levels stand) - if I change my mind about that later, I may add them here for public viewing. Otherwise, all NPC companions for this group can be found in this topic. This includes physical descriptions (and images, if available). These have been updated to reflect the events of Chasing Shadows.
Note that, since this is a freeroam, some of the NPCs you meet may actually be potential companions, depending on what happens and how you treat them.
Current NPC Companions:
Caiden "Caid" Voros
I haven't started this RP yet, and sign-ups are always open! I'm hoping to get the start of the free-roam up sometime soon, but I'm not sure when, so stay tuned. Feel free to use this thread to discuss things (monsters, cultures, NPCs, locations, what have you) you'd like to see/find/interact with during the free-roam. I might add a poll to the thread later to help figure out what kind of encounters people would like to see and areas you'd like to go to - or if you guys just want to pick a direction and start exploring.
The starting post, obviously, will be all these characters happening to be in the same vicinity and meeting up.
P.S.: Ghostly, I'll edit in any changes you make to your sign-up when you've done them, since right now you're missing a talent. Just let me know.