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by Dark Lord
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Time After Time, Part 3
Replies: 20
Views: 478

Re: [GA] Time After Time, Part 3

A tidal wave of remembrance begins with small steps, as Icky and Juan make their way back to the ship from the bar and begin to discuss their vague recollections and sense that something is amiss. Unobserved by the duo, Ghast continues to observe the pair at a distance as they enter their strange l...
by Dark Lord
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Time After Time, Part 3
Replies: 20
Views: 478

Re: [GA] Time After Time, Part 3

While Kaedras blissfully sleeps through Datephus’ alarm , Kar rushes to the bridge to confront the intruder. There, the Thropo finds an alien he doesn’t recognize- or does he? The figure makes no hostile moves, just some awkward attempts to shut down the alarm, but all Draggor gets is ”ACCESS DENIE...
by Dark Lord
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Alpha
Topic: Maia’Glthyra’maxal-aiusu (Plant Gestalt, APPROVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: Maia’Glthyra’maxal-aiusu (Plant Gestalt, APPROVED)

Maia's new superpower:

Greater categorical choice:

1d100 (stealth)
1d100 (matter expulsion)
1d100 (mind control)

Opting for mind control. Individual choice: 1d100 (illusions)
by Dark Lord
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: EP & Patron Related Stuff
Topic: EP Marketplace
Replies: 1768
Views: 579499

Re: EP Marketplace

Name: Brian Primary Character: Ronith/Vheld/Maia/Dr. White GM/AGM/Mod Account: Dark Lord What did you want done? I would like to purchase a semi-random major power for Maia . Balance was 7 EP before the most recent quad, 19 after awards for GMing/rules lawyering, and is 9 after this purchase. Ledger...
by Dark Lord
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Out of Character Topics
Topic: TECH SUPPORT THREAD
Replies: 150
Views: 81848

Re: TECH SUPPORT THREAD

Can we make it so that the quote button still appears on posts in threads that have been locked?
by Dark Lord
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Time After Time, Part 3
Replies: 20
Views: 478

[GA] Time After Time, Part 3

Something’s different. Only one voice now. Female. Still distorted. Laughing, horribly. All around you. There is a malevolent intelligence behind that voice that chills you to your core. It surrounds you, penetrates through you. You feel so alone. Like you’re naked in the arctic, and a chill wind p...
by Dark Lord
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2
Replies: 68
Views: 4328

Re: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2

Your continued conversations (aside from Icky) are interrupted. In orbit, Juan and Draggor brace for a fight, the latter alien waiting anxiously amidst the strange controls and unfamiliar ship design. Juan orders Mara to get a lock on anything she can, she replies that she is arming the ship’s main...
by Dark Lord
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Heroes for Hire (Independent, 0 Openings)
Topic: GM Rating: Rate Virtus (Quad 3 - OCT-JAN)
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: GM Rating: Rate Virtus (Quad 3 - OCT-JAN)

Voted. You did as well as any of us GMs on EU at keeping the post rate going during the holiday slowdown, which I greatly appreciate. Some of the posts are a little thin, which you are the first to admit, and while I completely understand and support the necessity that does limit the speed of the ga...
by Dark Lord
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Century Station: Rules & Info
Topic: Rate Blackhaunt (October 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021)
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Rate Blackhaunt (October 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021)

Voted. I'd like to see this game move a little faster but am otherwise enjoying myself. :)
by Dark Lord
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: The Spook Squad (Independent, 1 Opening)
Topic: Rate The Apothecary QUAD 3 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Rate The Apothecary QUAD 3 2020

Voted. Post rate is excellent- best we've had from a GM in a long time. You took over without being prompted, and despite being spread alarmingly (to me) thin on this site. Between that and the fact that we've only had a month, I'm entirely satisfied with your GMing so far. A lot of the current adve...
by Dark Lord
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2
Replies: 68
Views: 4328

Re: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2

It’s quiet. Too quiet. On the ground Kar, Kaedras, and Starchief fall to chatting about their situation. When nothing happens they debate returning to the ship, activating the water relic in an attempt to draw out their foes, or of continuing to wait and search for an attack that now, may never com...
by Dark Lord
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Suggestion/Discussion: New Template
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Suggestion/Discussion: New Template

I see no reason not to add this to the existing template for background posts. It costs nothing, and new players might not be aware of these very useful tools as they're currently buried in the nondescript 'miscellaneous rules', and only really referenced in relation to flaking. A simple link at the...
by Dark Lord
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: EP & Patron Related Stuff
Topic: EP Marketplace
Replies: 1768
Views: 579499

Re: EP Marketplace

Player Name: Brian Discord: brichiguy#6996 GM/AGM/Mod Account(s): Dark Lord Player Account(s): Ronith (H4H), Vheld (Spook Squad), Maia (HU:CS) , Dr. White (PW: VR) Inactive Account(s): OPEN Link to ledger I’d like to buy some skills for my new character, Dr. White. Specifically, two new OCC related...
by Dark Lord
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: EP & Patron Related Stuff
Topic: EP Marketplace
Replies: 1768
Views: 579499

Re: EP Marketplace

Although I believe I'm the first GM to make it official, both this player and this one have been dropped from my game due to inactivity/lack of direct communication. They have enough open inactive slots (or EP to purchase same) to cover all PCs, so likely once the other GMs decide to pull their resp...
by Dark Lord
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2
Replies: 68
Views: 4328

Re: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2

For once, things more or less are going according to plan. You all break into smaller groups to take care of various tasks, casting wary glances into the sky as you do so in anticipation of some serious death from above. Juan goes to roust Drax, and the effort does not take much- even hungover, the...
by Dark Lord
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2
Replies: 68
Views: 4328

Re: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2

With everyone returned , the discussion of the… day’s(?) events continues. As Juan and the others provide additional details and fill in the blanks between their respective memories, even the skeptics among you begin experiencing odd flashes back to the first loop. Just images, really, and not enou...
by Dark Lord
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: The DM's Notes
Topic: House Rules: Skills
Replies: 7
Views: 6318

HtH: Commando

I will adjudicate whether a particular character class is eligible to select Hand to Hand: Commando on a case-by-case basis. Such characters would be able to upgrade their hand to hand skill at character creation following the standard progression (i.e., sacrificing one more OCC related skill than n...
by Dark Lord
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: EP & Patron Related Stuff
Topic: EP Marketplace
Replies: 1768
Views: 579499

Re: EP Marketplace

Player Name: Brian Joyce GM/AGM/Mod Account(s): Dark Lord Player Account(s): Ronith (H4H), Vheld (Spook Squad), Maia (HU: CS) , Dr. White (PW: VR) Currency Balance: 9 Purchase third PC account (-7 EP). Ledger link . [color=red]-7 EP for third PC account (Dr. White)[/color] Remaining balance: 2 EP.
by Dark Lord
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2
Replies: 68
Views: 4328

Re: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2

With about half of you convinced that you’re going to die in a few hours, you need to wrap up an already-chaotic morning and decide what you are going to do about this potential threat. Icky muses on the fate of his powered armor, and issues some final instructions on the subject to Datephus before...
by Dark Lord
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Out of Character Topics
Topic: Bug Reports/Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5323

Re: Bug Reports/Problems

Very minor cosmetic complaint about the linked accounts- each username in the menu to switch has an extra space at the beginning of it (you can see if you hover over the link).
by Dark Lord
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2
Replies: 68
Views: 4328

Re: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2

A confusing morning becomes more so. Mara has vague memories of a certain sense of familiarity, but nothing specific. It takes the conversation between Kar, Juan, and Icky- prompted by Kar’s vocal reliving of his trauma, to prompt you to begin putting the pieces back together. Comparing notes, you ...
by Dark Lord
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Out of Character Topics
Topic: Bug Reports/Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5323

Re: Bug Reports/Problems

I've experienced the below issues on Firefox (desktop) and Chrome (Android). 1) Opening EU in a new window, or returning to the site after logging in and clicking 'remember me' requires me to login again. 2) Using links to specific posts (for example, in the House Rules requires me to login again, a...
by Dark Lord
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2
Replies: 68
Views: 4328

Re: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2

While the morning unfolds in a familiar fashion , Metri is the first one to notice something is amiss. Nothing specific, just a nagging sensation of familiarity as he putters about the ship, and for some reason the image of a ley line nexus keeps springing into his mind. It would be annoying if it ...
by Dark Lord
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Old Friends, New Enemies
Replies: 114
Views: 13379

Re: [GA] Old Friends, New Enemies

Just outside the excavation site , Icky tries valiantly to hold his ground against his two assailants, while two others are driving Kar back into the antechamber. With a roar, the metal-transformed Kreeghor attack the both of you. Icky manages some magical countermeasures, and is gratified to see o...
by Dark Lord
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Time After Time, Part 2
Replies: 68
Views: 4328

[GA] Time After Time, Part 2

Two voices. Both female, but distorted. Hard to make out, let alone recognize. ”**-ou mean, HERE?” “In-***stem, maybe on *** net’s surface. A scream, of frustration. The second voice, replying and clearly terrified, ”We ca-“ The first, again. ”***it the hard way. One by ***.” The morning dawns earl...
by Dark Lord
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Old Friends, New Enemies
Replies: 114
Views: 13379

Re: [GA] Old Friends, New Enemies

Not far from the ruins of the Dime Store Magic , Starchief and company find themselves beset by four nondescript humanoid warriors. Even as Juan Echo goes flying as a result of their ambush, before righting himself in mid-air, Mara recognizes the warriors as seemingly identical to the one that near...
by Dark Lord
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Discussion: EP Parity for Players and GMs
Replies: 26
Views: 2578

Re: Discussion: EP Parity for Players and GMs

Tiree wrote:I want to argue over the arguing that you have put in your argument!
Certainly- I charge a fee of 10 EP per argumentative post. Paid in advance. :P

Things seem to have settled down, so I've made my proposed changes above official and will be locking this thread momentarily.
by Dark Lord
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Discussion: EP Parity for Players and GMs
Replies: 26
Views: 2578

Re: Discussion: EP Parity for Players and GMs

My original purpose in starting this discussion was mainly motivated by fairness- if GMs do the same things players get rewarded for, GMs should get the same rewards (in addition to the extant end-of-quad polling). In true EU fashion, the topic has morphed into a more wide-ranging discussion, and so...
by Dark Lord
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Old Friends, New Enemies
Replies: 114
Views: 13379

Re: [GA] Old Friends, New Enemies

Prior to the attack , as you walk down to the… whatever it is, you engage in some quiet conversation. Hushed and awed by your surroundings, Kaedras inquires as to the nature of the place in which you find yourselves. "I imagine there have been a cadre of archaeologists and historians through h...
by Dark Lord
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Discussion: How to Handle Non-Voting
Replies: 18
Views: 1740

Re: Discussion: How to Handle Non-Voting

Positive reinforcement passes. Thread will be locked and house rules updated momentarily.
by Dark Lord
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Discussion: Uniformity
Replies: 14
Views: 1161

Re: Discussion: Uniformity

I'll leave this thread open for a few days in case other people want to chime in, particularly other GMs for whom this is a problem.
by Dark Lord
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Discussion: Uniformity
Replies: 14
Views: 1161

Re: Discussion: Uniformity

What about a suggested standard instead of a required one?
by Dark Lord
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Discussion: Uniformity
Replies: 14
Views: 1161

Re: Discussion: Uniformity

My initial reaction to this is that setting, maintaining, and enforcing site standards for uniformity is going to be more trouble than it's worth. More likely than not, the players who currently have no problem making their posts clear to the GM will be the only ones following said standards of thei...
by Dark Lord
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: House Rules
Topic: Miscellaneous Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 45681

Re: Miscellaneous Rules

Wielding Two-Handed Weapons in One Hand Characters meeting the following P.S. requirement can wield two-handed melee weapons in one hand: Normal P.S. : 25+ Robotic/Superhuman P.S. : 21+ Supernatural P.S. : 17+ Notes and limitations Weapons with mechanisms or abilities that specifically state they r...
by Dark Lord
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Proposal: Two-Handed Weapon Rule
Replies: 17
Views: 4541

Re: Proposal: Two-Handed Weapon Rule

Measure passes 12-5; thread will be locked and house rules updated momentarily.
by Dark Lord
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Old Friends, New Enemies
Replies: 114
Views: 13379

Re: [GA] Old Friends, New Enemies

Your days start off on distinctly different trajectories depending on where you wake up. On board the ship Kaedras, Kar, and Metri all rise early and refreshed, and spend the morning conversing (mostly speculating as to the whereabouts of the rest of the crew) and cleaning up after another Juan-fue...
by Dark Lord
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Discussion: EP Parity for Players and GMs
Replies: 26
Views: 2578

Re: Discussion: EP Parity for Players and GMs

Tiree: 1) I'm going to veto any system that penalizes GMs for players failing to vote, for having less than a full complement of PCs, or for any other factors outside of a GM's direct control. 2) I'm not sure what benefit this approach offers over using an already calculated metric. If PPW>1.0 is wo...
by Dark Lord
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Discussion: EP Parity for Players and GMs
Replies: 26
Views: 2578

Re: Discussion: EP Parity for Players and GMs

For the most part I agree, but occasionally a GM will do a mini-update with a couple lines of dialogue or something like that. Those posts should be treated the same way they would be from a PC (i.e., not counted). However, this may be easier to do if we specify what doesn't count towards GM PPW, as...
by Dark Lord
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Discussion: EP Parity for Players and GMs
Replies: 26
Views: 2578

Re: Discussion: EP Parity for Players and GMs

1) EP rewards for PCs already double-dip- PCs get rewarded for a high post rate, then they get rewarded again for being in a group with a high post rate. This proposal simply includes GMs in that process. 2) I agree with your other point- we would need to set an easy-to-measure, site-wide metric for...
by Dark Lord
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Discussion: EP Parity for Players and GMs
Replies: 26
Views: 2578

Re: Discussion: EP Parity for Players and GMs

As I envisioned it, polling would be retained. Post rate rewards would be unchanged- at DM discretion, only for the top 3 groups, etc. The other bullet point is to treat GM accounts like PCs for purposes of PPW rewards.
by Dark Lord
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Discussion: EP Parity for Players and GMs
Replies: 26
Views: 2578

Discussion: EP Parity for Players and GMs

The problem: One of the primary purposes of the EP system is to encourage people to GM. Insufficient rewards for GMing (relative to playing) work against this goal, but at the same time compensation that is too lavish runs the risk of producing a situation analogous to long-term socioeconomic inequa...
by Dark Lord
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Old Friends, New Enemies
Replies: 114
Views: 13379

Re: [GA] Old Friends, New Enemies

Feeling decidedly un-celebratory , Kaedras returns to the planet’s surface. A couple hours later he is joined by Chef Icky, and the two of you commiserate over the still-missing Drax. With the bar mostly empty, there is little to do but scrounge up some food, and some beer (both very much not up to...
by Dark Lord
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: EP & Patron Related Stuff
Topic: EP Marketplace
Replies: 1768
Views: 579499

Re: EP Marketplace

Name: Brian Primary Character: Ronith GM/AGM/Mod Account: Dark Lord What did you want done? Please purchase one mega-hero unlock for Maia (HU2:CS) off of the diamond patron menu. (15 EP) Access Unlock: HU2 Class: Mega-Hero (including Mega-Hero Immortals) [color=#FF0000](15 EP) Access Unlock: HU2 Cl...
by Dark Lord
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Discussion: How to Handle Non-Voting
Replies: 18
Views: 1740

Re: Discussion: How to Handle Non-Voting

Poll updated.
by Dark Lord
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Discussion: How to Handle Non-Voting
Replies: 18
Views: 1740

Discussion: How to Handle Non-Voting

Poll will be resolved in two steps. First, all 'nothing' votes vs. all the others (will there be any penalty instituted); and second, all of the latter groups to determine the nature of the enforcement mechanism. Nobody who keeps current with the account status tracker, or other standard mechanisms ...
by Dark Lord
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Proposal: Martial Arts NSS Adoption (WIP)
Replies: 27
Views: 4161

Re: Proposal: Martial Arts NSS Adoption (WIP)

UG’s To-Do List 1) The terms ‘exotic or exclusive’ still need to be pinned down better. Forget the golden dragon, just focus on the structure of these rules in a vacuum. I want a list(s). 2) Finalize an EP cost. Whether this is using my proposal based on advanced training, or something else. 3) Dec...
by Dark Lord
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Admin Corner Office
Topic: Proposal: Two-Handed Weapon Rule
Replies: 17
Views: 4541

Re: Proposal: Two-Handed Weapon Rule

Final version is posted above; poll created.
by Dark Lord
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Phase World: The Three Galaxies
Topic: [GA] Old Friends, New Enemies
Replies: 114
Views: 13379

Re: [GA] Old Friends, New Enemies

In orbit , Icky’s and Kaderas’ spirits sink with the growing realization that they cannot find Drax. After a brief conference, Kaedras dejectedly heads to the finish line- the race all but forgotten in the bar below. He lands, passing the Dime Store Magic on its own climb into orbit, and finds no s...
by Dark Lord
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Past Ratings & XP
Topic: AGM Rating Quad 2 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: AGM Rating Quad 2 2020

Dime Store Magic, PWGA: 10/10 5 EP
Continues to excel in his role- is very responsive to my requests and on top of admin activities, and in general thoughtful, organized, and diligent.

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