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Re: Tilea's Troubles, IC2401
« Reply #650 on: August 23, 2021, 10:29:03 PM »
Great video as usual! Wasn't expecting it to turn that way. :::cheers:::
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« Reply #651 on: August 23, 2021, 10:33:17 PM »
Neither were either of the players. We just happened to record in detail one of those crazy dice-roll situations.

General D'Alessio should have died so many times!!!!!
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Re: Tilea's Troubles, IC2401
« Reply #652 on: September 01, 2021, 10:14:45 PM »
Another good episode.  :::cheers:::  I always look forward to these! :biggriin:
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« Reply #653 on: September 01, 2021, 10:20:58 PM »
Thanks Perambulator. By coincidence ...

Tilea's Troubles, Part 22 is 'up'. The Viadazan Terror! After the crusaders' great victory, Biagino learns some very bad news!

See https://youtu.be/YiOR-gGsbfo



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Re: Tilea's Troubles, IC2401
« Reply #654 on: September 02, 2021, 10:11:34 PM »
I was referring to Episode 22!  O0
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« Reply #655 on: September 12, 2021, 06:26:28 PM »
Cool! You must have watched i almost as soon as it went up! That threw me!

Here is part 23 of Tilea's Troubles, this time it IS a prologue to a battle report and not an epilogue confused (by me) for a prologue like the last one. I promise to be more careful in future - I think late-night hobbying was to blame!

https://youtu.be/izxQbI3KkJo

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Re: Tilea's Troubles, IC2401
« Reply #656 on: September 12, 2021, 09:49:19 PM »
Not late night hobbying, oh my! :icon_eek: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_wink: :icon_lol:
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Re: Tilea's Troubles, IC2401
« Reply #657 on: September 13, 2021, 08:43:07 PM »
 :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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« Reply #658 on: September 22, 2021, 08:23:07 PM »
Preview pics from the next video - a battle report ...











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« Reply #659 on: September 24, 2021, 06:20:55 PM »
Here is video Part 24 of Tilea's Troubles ...

https://youtu.be/JC66icAsWss

The Pavonans...



Take on the Compagnia del Sole...


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Re: Tilea's Troubles, IC2401
« Reply #660 on: October 06, 2021, 09:23:32 PM »
 :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:


What happened here? I love your commentary and the color you added with it. Was this planned? It's great story telling but what happened in the game?
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Re: Tilea's Troubles, IC2401
« Reply #661 on: October 06, 2021, 10:06:15 PM »
Thanks Perambulator.

The campaign leads to all sorts of play. Battles are part of a bigger story, and taking big risks has consequences that last years, not just for that one game. The Compagnia were an NPC force in the employ of an NPC ruler (Prince Girenzo of Trantio). As the campaign GM running the force on the day against a player I was trying to win, at first. But, when I realised that the horse seemed unlikely to get back in time to assist, I knew that I would be risking the company’s annihilation. I decided to roll for just how ‘foolhardy/confident/brave’ the company's condottiere general was feeling, slanting the scores towards caution due to the fact that according to their background the company had been around a LONG time and so it was unlikely that the commander(s) took big risks often. He rolled very low, so 'very cautious'. I decided therefore that the company would attempt to retreat off its own table edge, and head back to join with the rest of Girenzo’s forces. To achieve this I employed the campaign house rules already in existence to do so. Players have done this several times to cut their losses and live to fight another day.

For the retreat to be allowed, a substantially-sized unit has to fight with the enemy for long enough to count as holding them back. If that occurs, they can retreat off the table edge and roll on a chart somewhat better than that for a defeat. Once that was done, when I wrote the story, all I had to do was make the general character’s thinking fit the orders he must have given, and that meant his personality/character had to suit that sort of thinking.

It is almost as if these stories write themselves, and I operate more like a historian than a fiction author! Also, once these sort of precedents are set, I subsequently know how to describe that character, and what sort of options to put in their ‘decision’ tables, and, importantly, how to weight the die-roll ranges to suit that sort of person. I can't ‘play’ the character in the way the players control their own PCs, as I am a GM and these are NPCs. But I also feel, because it is a wargame campaign, that I can't just make the NPCs' decisions for them, like some sort of god commanding everyone in the world apart from the PCs, and that's why I nearly always roll between appropriate options on a chart made with their nature in mind!
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Re: Tilea's Troubles, IC2401
« Reply #662 on: October 06, 2021, 11:57:56 PM »
More awesomeness, such a great effort being made with is.  It is truelly epic. :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Re: Tilea's Troubles, IC2401
« Reply #663 on: October 07, 2021, 11:13:12 PM »
Part 25 of Tilea's Troubles is up! 

https://youtu.be/RkRFgpwyVl4



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Re: Tilea's Troubles, IC2401
« Reply #664 on: October 07, 2021, 11:15:29 PM »
That's a great explanation, thanks. I have to say I'm very very impressed by what you're pulling out here. This is great stuff. (watching 25 now)
Quote from: Johan Willhelm
Quote from: Dendo Star
Muppets do not have Hatred!
I bet "Animal" has Frenzy . . .