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Talen
April 16th, 2015, 04:36
Looking to run a 4 hour session of the second AL adventure for the season, Embers of Elmwood. Game to be run on Monday April 27 from 7pm to 11pm ET. Calendar Entry here (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/index.xcp?id=1390). Please either pm me with your Fantasy Grounds character file, pdf or preference for a pregen character. New players welcome. Server address tba and game to be streamed at www.twitch.tv/talwynor (http://www.twitch.tv/talwynor). Post any questions about the game here.

Embers of Elmwood A derelict raft drifts into Mulmaster’s harbor carrying a young woman. Delirious with hunger, the only words she seems able to speak so far have been "ash and fire." The only other clue to her identity is an ornate tattoo. Is the woman insane, or is something nefarious at play? An adventure for 1st-4th level characters.

albinonewt
April 16th, 2015, 19:38
I signed up for this game. I think it'll be great to see a game run before I start trying to run my own. I signed up with a level one Halfling monk, but I expect him to be higher level then (I plan to play him at MepaCon on the 24th). I'll send the character sheet that Sunday or Monday if that's ok.

Also, I'll probably be playing from hotel wifi, which apparently causes some issues with ports and connectivity. I'm trying to work that out now and I have a post on the support forums that I've gotten a few responses to.

Nylanfs
April 16th, 2015, 20:33
It's only on incoming connections. If you are a player it shouldn't matter.

Talen
April 16th, 2015, 23:46
I'll send the character sheet that Sunday or Monday if that's ok.

Also, I'll probably be playing from hotel wifi, which apparently causes some issues with ports and connectivity. I'm trying to work that out now and I have a post on the support forums that I've gotten a few responses to.

Send the pc whenever you're ready - that works for me. FWIW, Ive played from a hotel before as a player and it worked....was a little unstable, but not unbearably so - I'm guessing there's a lot a variability between hotel connections though. Either way, no worries.

Nex_addo
April 17th, 2015, 11:27
If this is going ahead I'll take the day off work and come play.

Its good to bear in mind though that expeditions usually take around 6 hours to complete even though it says 4 hours.

Talen
April 17th, 2015, 12:43
Its good to bear in mind though that expeditions usually take around 6 hours to complete even though it says 4 hours.

Regarding the slot size - for me anyway - it's still a work in progress. My thought process was that I wanted to offer a weekday option for players, but wanted to keep the timing manageable since it was a school/work night for most (and definitely me).

In full disclosure to the players, I believe we have a number of options.


Keep the game at a brisk pace hoping to complete in the 4 hour slot. This may not be achievable as you have pointed out.
End the game wherever we are at the 4th hour. This is an option, however players would not be able to rerun the adventure with that specific pc and may miss out some xp and reward opportunities.
Make a game time decision on extending the slot for the night. If we are close to finishing, we might extend the slot to wrap up say a last encounter. This may be difficult to achieve consensus on, and there is a limit as to how long I personally can extend.
Schedule a second session to wrap up the remaining Expedition and pick up where we left off. This is my personal preference, however, coordinating with all players on a mutually agreeable time may be difficult.


I'm open to suggestions and would definitely be interested in hearing how others have previously handled longer expedition adventures either in ftf games or online.

aarduini
April 17th, 2015, 16:48
Looking to run a 4 hour session of the second AL adventure for the season, Embers of Elmwood. Game to be run on Monday April 27 from 7pm to 11pm ET. Calendar Entry here (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/index.xcp?id=1390). Please either pm me with your Fantasy Grounds character file, pdf or preference for a pregen character. New players welcome. Server address tba and game to be streamed at www.twitch.tv/talwynor (http://www.twitch.tv/talwynor). Post any questions about the game here.

Embers of Elmwood A derelict raft drifts into Mulmaster’s harbor carrying a young woman. Delirious with hunger, the only words she seems able to speak so far have been "ash and fire." The only other clue to her identity is an ornate tattoo. Is the woman insane, or is something nefarious at play? An adventure for 1st-4th level characters.

Hello,

I'm thinking of signing up for Fantasy Grounds to play AL, but I'm not seeing to many people running. Once I know there is a base, I'll start running to. What time Pacific time are you going to run this game?

Nex_addo
April 17th, 2015, 20:10
Well I'm down for 3 out of 4.
Keep the adventure moving and try finish in four hours.
Extending the adventure if it is possible.
And finally rescheduling if need be.

jshauber
April 17th, 2015, 22:37
Signed up on the calendar. Since I didn't have an AL character yet I went with cleric since every group needs a good healer and I can always get a game that way.

Also interested in seeing it in action and asking some questions before I start running them in FG myself.

Finally, as a person that travels a lot you can always connect as a player (just hope hotel router doesn't crap out). if you are trying to GM a game from hotel you need a VPN connection since hotels will block the incoming players from connecting directly. I have used VPNs a couple of times and they worked fine, only draw back was trying to GM from a lap top screen only and not my extra monitor.

Talen
April 17th, 2015, 23:30
Hello,

I'm thinking of signing up for Fantasy Grounds to play AL, but I'm not seeing to many people running. Once I know there is a base, I'll start running to. What time Pacific time are you going to run this game?

I'm terrible with time zone conversion, but I'm running East Coast time which I believe is currently 3 hours later than Pacific. If you look at the calendar entry and have entered your time zone in your profile, I believe the conversion is done for you.

As far as number of game opportunities, speaking anecdotally I have always been able to find a game, but the goal of the Adventurers League here is to increase the number of gaming opportunities, especially for the influx of new players with the recent licensing deal. Hopefully we will get more games going for everyone as awareness of the league games increases.

Talen
April 19th, 2015, 02:36
I have 6 people registered on the calendar and accepted for the game. There is one open spot remaining. Please make sure that you apply on the calendar entry as that will be the official muster list once your application is accepted. I will check in with everyone closer to the game to make sure I have pc's for all.

Talen
April 21st, 2015, 07:23
We have a full table with the following players for the game on the 27th:


jshauber
mightymax474
Nex_addo,
Falkenheart
IronFist
albinonewt
Echimikedelta


I have the following 2 people as alternates should a spot open up:


dragon1976
Randori


Please send me you characters in FG xml format or pdf by Sunday morning at the latest - sooner being preferred so that w can open up the game to the alternates if you are unable to make it.

jshauber
April 21st, 2015, 23:36
Here is my XML, let me know if you see any glaring mistakes that need to be corrected before the session.

Talen
April 22nd, 2015, 03:00
Here is my XML, let me know if you see any glaring mistakes that need to be corrected before the session.

Your character uploaded fine and at first blush, everything looks good.

jshauber
April 22nd, 2015, 03:06
Your character uploaded fine and at first blush, everything looks good.

Excellent, looking forward to the game.

albinonewt
April 24th, 2015, 14:34
So, I had to bail on Mepa Con due to having to stay in Kansas City for work over the weekend. That means I'm a level 1 Monk. I'll send the character this weekend when I'm out from behind the office firewall.

(Although, you probably actually have my character from FG Con)

Talen
April 24th, 2015, 15:01
If you're playing with your halfling monk and he hasn't changed, you're all set and I have him loaded.

Talen
April 25th, 2015, 13:44
I have pc's for albinoknewt, jshauber, and mightymax at the moment. If you haven't sent yours yet (or if you have and I missed it), please PM me with your pc by tomorrow morning at the latest (noon ET). If I don't have your PC by then , Ill assume you are unable to make the Monday session and open up spots for alternates. If you just need more time to get the pc together, let me know that too and we can extend the time. Thanks all - looking forward to the game!

Tad
April 26th, 2015, 17:56
I signed up as well! I am also on East Coast time. I hope you will have me!

Talen
April 26th, 2015, 21:41
For anyone listed as an alternate on the Calendar, please send me your pc (pm with a link to your pc or even upload here will work). If after reviewing my email, there is still an opening, I will email you if a spot has opened up.

Nex_addo
April 26th, 2015, 22:31
Ill send you mine tonight. Sorry forgot over the weekend

Talen
April 27th, 2015, 12:08
Server is up this morning for those that want to test their characters and get any startup issues out of the way. The server alias is: soft keep dead unicorn.

albinonewt
April 28th, 2015, 00:14
I have to withdraw. I missed MepaCon in Scranton PA over the weekend to stay in Kansas City and work. And now I have even more work to do. I won't be done till midnight, if i'm lucky

Talen
April 28th, 2015, 04:23
Not problem Albinonewt. We had enough for a legal table and finished up a little while ago - managed to get the whole adventure in a 4 hour block (sped through some parts, but overall it was good fun!)

jshauber
April 28th, 2015, 13:28
Well run and a good group of guys playing, looking forward to the next one!!!!!