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by Quantum Fox
Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Letter to the future
Replies: 62
Views: 424

Actually.. Don't we know exactly who this is from?

I do believe we have already been told exactly who this journal is from. Quentyn was supposed to be the first questor of Freeman Downs, but if this journal is from the questor of Freeman Downs, I can only think of one person it could be. The village of Freeman Downs was established by a Questor way ...
by Quantum Fox
Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: Mail Call
Replies: 51
Views: 341

I think the various refrains on telling off the elders in this case would be counter productive. I can't imagine they would expect him to accept this offer as is. The terms stated are not minor, would negate his ability to act, and prevent him from supporting himself. On the other hand, if he does t...
by Quantum Fox
Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 47
Views: 311

On Tapper Ammo.. Agreed, if you're the mage-blind or lux-less opponent, you want tapper rods, spell breakers, and anything else you can find to help defeat the major advantage the mages have. However, a forewarned or careful mage will still clean your clock. As Quentyn proved, if you know what you a...
by Quantum Fox
Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 47
Views: 311

Welcome to the forums.. I lurk.. I listen.. Never know what will show up. As for the tapper projectile, I see a few problems. 1) Absorption rate. I think that is the real reason you wouldn't instantly pierce a shield. 2) They absorb from _you_ too. Remember those nice silk carrying bags? Every minut...
by Quantum Fox
Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: letters
Replies: 47
Views: 357

Letters

'The only bad publicity is no publicity' It might not be exactly what he wanted, but he is better off with that than being ignored. I imagine sanctuary tends to be a bit news starved. After all, how many big events happen in such a small area? I can easily see his story being poked and prodded for w...
by Quantum Fox
Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: Goblin Hollow RPing
Replies: 845
Views: 35135

I asked her to define the character as a PC, and she just started blathering on about the character concept and her size and weight, when all I wanted to know was what classes the character would be. So true.. I think we make a mistake when we ask people who and what their character is. In an RPG a...
by Quantum Fox
Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: Goblin Hollow RPing
Replies: 845
Views: 35135

I wouldn't expect RH to handle it, but it can be fun

The tricky part is that being the GM can be a lot of work. Not always, but it can be. That's why people use a lot of pre-generated modules despite the frightening variations in quality. Face to face isn't a requirement. Done several RPG games with instant messaging services. There are other free cli...
by Quantum Fox
Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: 1/7/2005 Baby fawn eyes...
Replies: 47
Views: 335

Everyone does it for their own reasons...

So what were the reasons for the censure used by the other council members? Rillcreek : For being unprofessional, not being prepared to report on his actions when needed. Gilder : For being a loose cannon that should never have been armed to begin with Lady Rose : ?? It's possible her reasons were t...
by Quantum Fox
Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Things not so cut and dried... (1/3/06)
Replies: 27
Views: 178

We might be surprised by the merchant and others

RH seems to enjoy giving us examples of peoples that actually learn from mistakes. The initial insult has had time to heal, and while old folks may carry grudges, they're also used to making mistakes and learning from them too. Keep in mind, as a merchant he would have access to the rumor mill of th...
by Quantum Fox
Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Squidge fix EVVVVERYTHINNNNG (1/01)
Replies: 20
Views: 206

It's interesting to note

Originally the comic was supposed to be about non-player characters. The spear carriers, sidekicks and other folks on the sidelines in an adventure. From what I understand, Quentyn was started his conceptual existence as the 'cute fuzzy critter'. I think it's interesting to note just how far into th...
by Quantum Fox
Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Population
Replies: 10
Views: 57

Oil for the world? Sure, but it's not a big deal

Expensive? Sure it is. But folks have been doing it since the turn of the century. Sometimes it's cheaper/more accessible than shipping it in. Complex? Only if you want to do it more cheaply, which we do. Were it considered a real prioriity, oil manufacture _can_ be done to supply everyone on the gl...
by Quantum Fox
Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Population
Replies: 10
Views: 57

The theory behind the population bomb was bad science because it based predictions not on the way resources get consumed or populations grow in real life, but rather extrapolated an unrealistic usage and efficiency curve into a make believe disaster. The first books on cataclysmic resource collapse ...
by Quantum Fox
Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:35 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: CRACK!
Replies: 24
Views: 176

Home again, home again

I'm sure he'll be very very glad to be back home. He got to see the best and worst of the big city. I'm not so certain he'll have work once he gets there though. He's still a kid. He's still a questor. The town will be split between those who are mortified, those who are proud, and those who think i...
by Quantum Fox
Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: Why is it 'npc' for the site name?
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Ahhh.. That would explain it.

Strange how the bit characters will often take over a story that way. Reminds me of one of the best RPG games I was ever involved in. We decided that our setting would be Faerun D&D, but with a major twist. We were going for humor and making fun of the standard setting. Everyone played folks that we...
by Quantum Fox
Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: Why is it 'npc' for the site name?
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Why is it 'npc' for the site name?

Idle curiosity. I've always wondered why the name for the Tales of the Questor was 'npc.keenspace.com' and not something like 'totq'. Goblin Hollow is 'utlt.keenspace.com' because it was orignally named 'Under the Lemon Tree'. I'm guessing there was originally a different working name for the comic,...
by Quantum Fox
Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: Much Bigger Problem 12-9
Replies: 12
Views: 86

Speculation - A mission past the mist wall?

I'm wondering if this plot line is going to take Quentyn outside the Seven Villages at this rate. We know the gangs were set up on an agenda, but Quentyn has less evidence. I suspect the storage crate is of obvious human manufacture as are the coins. The obvious conclusion I believe the organizers w...