Wed, 28th Mar '01, 11:42am
No joke, the new player application forms should go online 1st April. Time for all you would be AORTANS to get cracking!
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Wed, 28th Mar '01, 11:42am
No joke, the new player application forms should go online 1st April. Time for all you would be AORTANS to get cracking!
Wed, 28th Mar '01, 3:23pm
I'm looking forward to having the guild rounded out. 7 is a good start but I'd like to see another 7 or 8 members join when ALFA comes back up.
Wed, 28th Mar '01, 3:53pm
Woohoo! I am There!
*stands glaring threateningly at other ALFA wannabes, who try to crowd in first*
Wed, 28th Mar '01, 5:52pm
Count me in!
As soon as I've thought about my Monk's background a bit anyway. ;)
*smirks at the other wannabe's pitiful efforts as he knows he's the fastest of the lot*
Thu, 29th Mar '01, 12:13am
Where are the apps again? There was a link here b4...
You folks need a kick@ss paladin to soak up a little damage up front, whilst you memorize your fancy spells and such... ;)
Thu, 29th Mar '01, 12:18am
Here is the link again. http://22.214.171.124/ It may change once the real site is up but this should still get you to where you need to be.
As far as having a paladin, you are more than welcome. And I never really thought of power word kill as a fancy spell. ;)
Thu, 29th Mar '01, 1:25am
Yeah, Voltric. I'd like to see us up around 20. That would give most people a good chance of finding ~ 4 chums to go adventuring with whatever time of the 24/7 they live in.
Thu, 29th Mar '01, 10:52pm
Bad sense of humour...check
All systems go, ready for application re-launch, stand by for chaos and random violence, this thief is ready to go...
(minor deity problem to be sorted a.s.a.p.)
Fri, 30th Mar '01, 1:00pm
Some deity info available at www.sorcerers.net/Fan_Worlds/FR/index.htm (http://www.sorcerers.net/Fan_Worlds/FR/index.htm)
Then its go Duskai go! ALFA doesn't know whats about to hit it.
Fri, 30th Mar '01, 10:49pm
Of course, Bateluer will be joining AORTA as well. I'm sure you could use my unique talents.
Fri, 30th Mar '01, 11:54pm
More members are welcome. We'd love to have you, but I need to know, what unique talents would those be? ;)
Sat, 31st Mar '01, 12:10am
talents? i look good in a catsuit (studded leather-for her pleasure) can distract the enemy with my 'assets', can sneak, open doors, render traps useless and buy the first round at the pub :) i can also make shish kebabs of thine enemy whilst whipping the buttocks of evil (muhahaha)
same old stuff, y'know
*goes to polish her boots*
Sun, 1st Apr '01, 1:14am
I want to play but I've been procrastinating.
I have yet to look at what is involved with an ALFA application?
As far as AORTA is concerned, are you still accepting members?
I notice that Lord Bane is a Monk that will perhaps be in your ranks, I too would like to be a Monk, are two too many?
One last thing, my knowledge of 3E rules is limited, how detrimental will this be to my application when ALFA opens again?
Sun, 1st Apr '01, 6:28am
Don't worry about the 3E rules, at least for the app. If you are up on 2E you be fine. There are not any question that apply to the rules that much. Just make sure you brush up be the time NWN comes out. Knowing what's going on will be vital in playing the game and making your character.
Sun, 1st Apr '01, 1:02pm
Hi and welcome Lord Moeken.
Your timing could not be better, ALFA should be opening its doors to new members today or tomorrow.
AORTA is still accepting new members.
Don't worry too much about 3E, that's more a problem for the DMs. ALFA has said many times what they are looking for is ROLEPLAYERS, not rules lawyers. Check out the AORTA FAQs for some background info. If you want to play around with what your monk might be like in 3E, download the FREE 3E character generator from www.wizards.com (http://www.wizards.com)
then go games, electronic, master tools.
You may notice that with the choice of feats and skills no two monks will be the same -its almost like having your own personal kit.
Plus you have a wider choice of races and multi classes; so while one may chose a human who later becomes monk3/fighter1 another chooses a halfling who becomes monk2/wizard2 or whatever. Which partly answers your last question - yes several monks are good!
Sun, 1st Apr '01, 2:06pm
Voltric : 3E PHB&MM (http://www.opengamingfoundation.org/srd.html) (more or less anyway)
And Erran, I'll finish my Monk and send it to you one of these days, ok ?
Mon, 2nd Apr '01, 5:24pm
One more quick question:
As far as the application to ALFA goes, how important is our character's birth place and present location within the realms?
If I want to be an AORTA member is there somewhere I should be?
Mon, 2nd Apr '01, 5:53pm
ALFA does ask for a character history. And that history is one of the most important parts of getting accepted. I don't think your birth place matters much as long as it fits into your history. If reference to your current location, I just felt it open ended for my PC, but we did have AORTA at that time.
The guilde plans to start in the dales region. The ALFA maps will be finalized at the end of the week so we will know what server we'll be on.
You could write that into your history if you want but I don't think it will be an issue if you are a little vage. Remember they are looking for good RP not a history lesson of FR.
Good luck and welcome aboard.
Mon, 2nd Apr '01, 7:15pm
OK here's the scoop: I'll tell y'all more about this later, but since we are all in to roleplaying I'd like you all to roleplay your induction into the guild. We are at present outside Waterdeep, near a place called Bargewright Inn. Don't worry if you didn't put that on your cv, they don't keep track.
Mon, 2nd Apr '01, 9:03pm
Here is my intro for Voltric,
The sun slides behind a cloud and the wind increases its constant assault upon the population of Waterdeep. The figure approaching the inn pulls his reddish-brown cloak closer about his frame. He stops in front of the inn and extracts a scroll case from under his cloak, pulling a sheet of parchment from the case he compares the name on the parchment to the sign over the inn’s door. “bargewright” he mutters under his breath, “Here we are”. He strides through the door into the dim smoky interior.
After order a warm drink from the bar he finds himself an empty in a corner. He removes his cloak and leans back in his chair. Several regulars in the bar glance over at the new stranger. He is a younger human with shoulder length brown hair held back by a strand of leather thong. He blue eye, set in a weather beaten face are his only remarkable feature. His white tunic and black hose appear of good quality under the layer of dust from the road. He is wearing a wide leather belt with a number of pouches and scroll cases arrayed around it. Even though he is wearing a light shirt of chainmail, his only obvious weapon is an iron capped oaken staff he leans on the wall behind him.
He raising this drink to his lips and surveys the public room.
[This message has been edited by Voltric (edited April 03, 2001).]
Mon, 2nd Apr '01, 9:13pm
PS - Maybe BTA might want to setup a new topic for the RPing bit. That way we can keep it apart from everything else. Just a thought.
Tue, 3rd Apr '01, 1:19am
OK Voltric, not bad. Couple of minor points. I didn't make it very clear, the Bargewright is actualy 3 days by wagon North of Waterdeep rather than in it. And what's a worm drink? A drink made from worms or a drink with a worm in it (like Tequila?)
Some people round here are pickey about spelling (glares at Darien) :)
Tue, 3rd Apr '01, 6:09pm
Be kind to my spelling! I guess that one got by the mighty spell check. Next time I'll call it pipping hot.
Tue, 3rd Apr '01, 8:27pm
*officially changes her name to Vandriel Spellcheck*
Wed, 4th Apr '01, 11:18am
Lol Voltric & Vandriel :D
Thought you might like to know, AORTA has beeen granted official status as one of the authorised guilds of ALFA, and we should appear on the list when it's published later in the month.
Wed, 4th Apr '01, 3:37pm
It's good to know we have been accepted by the powers that be! Do players need to do anything to offically 'join' the guild? Does ALFA keep track of who is in the guild? Do we need to register or is membership totally controlled by us? Just wondering...
Wed, 4th Apr '01, 5:31pm
OK Voltric, here goes:
Do you have to anything special? Yes. Sometime in the next 4 months I would like you to roleplay your introduction to the guild. Tal will be introducing something soon to make this easier. Watch this space!
As for your other questions, I don't think ALFA will be keeping a check since we'll probably keep dying and the next character we chose might be incompatible with your previous guild.
[This message has been edited by Erran (edited April 04, 2001).]
Thu, 5th Apr '01, 4:52pm
just thought I'd let you all know that I am now a member of ALFA and damn proud I am to!
Thu, 5th Apr '01, 4:56pm
YAY!!! *cheers for Duskai* Welcome aboard! :D
Thu, 5th Apr '01, 5:47pm
Congratulations Duskai! :)
Interesting... Do you think the gods of ALFA are trying to get more females in the ranks? Of all the people I know here who applied recently you two ladies are the only ones accepted so far...
Or maybe you ladies are far better at story writing than we foolish men are! ;)
[This message has been edited by Blackthorne TA (edited April 05, 2001).]
Thu, 5th Apr '01, 10:39pm
Yeah, well done Darien & Duskai!
*Opens bottle of champagne*
From the NWN board, there are lots of guys getting in too, so don't give up.
AORTA's up to 12 at last count. I am turning some applicants down if I don't think they'll fit.
Thu, 5th Apr '01, 11:01pm
Good luck to everyone who made it! I just read a post on Skullport that all the apps have been reviewed; looks like I won't be joining in on the fun...
Fri, 6th Apr '01, 9:06am
Try re-submitting your application, Blackthorne. With all the apps they have flowing in maybe yours just got missed. You never know and at any rate it cant hurt.
Fri, 6th Apr '01, 11:47am
Yes, Don says hs's up to date with the player apps so if you haven't heard that's prolly not good news.
Don't despair! It's like the driving test, only 20% - 25% get through first time. Try again, show 'em you're serious.
Sun, 8th Apr '01, 5:41pm
Please welcome our newest recruits:
Aryn the Mad (mage), Kyrian Geldrin (fighter), Raven (elven paladin and undead slayer) and Elanor our first Druid-(ess). Yeah!
BTW, though the last two are female, they are played by guys.
I make that 14! Nearly 50:50 male:female chrs
and 3 female players. We're also pretty cosmopolitan with players from Norway to California
[This message has been edited by Erran (edited April 09, 2001).]
Raven - Undead Slayer
Mon, 9th Apr '01, 8:26am
acctually I am not sure about the Paladin part. Working that one out currently. So as it stands right now she will not be a paladin, but before the game starts I will make my final choice
Mon, 9th Apr '01, 5:21pm
Hello All AORTAites!
Just to give you guys the heads up. I just applied to ALFA and I am planning to apply to AORTA as soon as the ALFA app goes through. I've been reading through your posts and you seem like you guys have your stuff together. If you need references, you can talk to my bud Voltric. He's know me for quite some time. Talk to you all soon!
Mon, 9th Apr '01, 10:35pm
Sure hope your a rogue, Duskais getting awful lonely scouting out there alone
Tue, 10th Apr '01, 3:11pm
I think Penlal was approved by ALFA as a fighter/Sorcerer. We also have another friend who is in ALFA as a Bard/Barbarian. I think both will be asset to the guild.
Tue, 10th Apr '01, 4:02pm
Voltric, line 'em up! A bard/barbarian? Cool! Ask them to forward their info to Erran. Thanks!
[This message has been edited by Darien Noella (edited April 10, 2001).]
Tue, 10th Apr '01, 8:15pm
Hey guys, I just had chance to check my mail, so I am sorry about how long it took me to reply. Thanks for having me aboard!
Tue, 10th Apr '01, 10:50pm
All are welcome, except spies. ;) I had my other friend Email Erran and I think all is well. I'm still waiting on the new password for the AORTA section. Once I have it I'll join you all there.
I feel we are going to have a excellent crew!
Tue, 10th Apr '01, 11:19pm
Hey everybody! I'm in!
Now, is there still room in AORTA for a Half-Elven Ranger, or do I need to talk to J'Kin about his guild? ;)
Tue, 10th Apr '01, 11:22pm
BTA! ** Bel high fives BTA!!! **
I'm in too! Belisarius, Paladin of Torm...At your service!
WhooHoo! Erran, Any room in AORTA for me and BTA?
Wed, 11th Apr '01, 12:27am
Good work guys, I just finished reapplying, wish me luck :)
Wed, 11th Apr '01, 1:05am
Well done to you all, AORTAns are now arriving by busloads and the monsters are packing their bags and leaving town.
No good trying the N'Vaelahr, their word for half elf is 'human' Lol!
Now, why doesn't ANYBODY want to play a rogue?
PS Jordan Starwind was voted Man of the Match in the latest AORTA vs Shelob competition, Go read the BI!
Wed, 11th Apr '01, 1:11am
Rogue-smogue! If you need a scout in the wilderness a Ranger's your man (or woman)! Just keep those pesky dungeon traps away from me... :)
BTW - Was that a yes or a no that you'd like me to join your fine guild?
Wed, 11th Apr '01, 1:34am
Just like to say a quick "hello" to everyone. I've just been accepted to AORTA, and just want you to know if you need anyone to compose epic poems about your glorious deaths, I'm your man(barbarian-bards are really good with epic poems about glorious deaths)
Wed, 11th Apr '01, 5:50am
Yea, I'm in ALFA. So you guys accepting gnome clerics of Gond. I'll not only fix you but your armour too.
Wed, 11th Apr '01, 7:43am
Hmmm, I figured you guys could just push Duskai into all those traps ;) Anyway, I just finished my app and have finally applied. Hopefully I'll get in. If not,...(insert rant and rave here)
Wed, 11th Apr '01, 8:55am
Welcome to all our new recruits to ALFA, of course that includes you BTA. Now, form up on the right, shoulders back, eyes front Teeen-shun!
Wed, 11th Apr '01, 9:57am
Hello everyone. *gives a big enthusiastic wave to all gathered*
Just wanted to let you know that if you're ever in the Cormanthor area and you want to help purge the forests of the vile beasts that have taken up residence there, look me up. (Silthryn Silversong-First Shadow of the N'Vaelahr)
Oh, and btw, we of the N'Vaelahr do accept half-elves... it's Baelvanyth and maybe a few others who don't fully recognize your elven blood and soul. But official policy is that all of elven decent are welcomed with open arms into our society. (I hope this didn't sound like a shameless plug, and if it did, I feel ashamed.) ;)
Cya on the boards.
Wed, 11th Apr '01, 1:21pm
*smiles and waves at Silthryn*
Hello! What a surprise... I'm sure everyone will be happy to know that not all of N'Vaelahr is so extreme.
"lisse'alu ar'lalaithme'a tenna'ento"
Wed, 11th Apr '01, 7:07pm
crawl: you persist in being disrespectful then I'm afraid you will be the one getting the push, feel the lick of my whip fool (muhahaha) :p
Wed, 11th Apr '01, 9:00pm
Greeting sister Vandriel (Darien), the stars shine upon our meeting.
And to you Duskai, I do not understand what you mean by being disrespectful. I'm sorry that you feel I am in someway displaying this characteristic. I have nothing but the utmost respect for all of the goodly races as long as they display that their intentions are not filled with dark thoughts and deeds. I especially respect my own People, the elves, and that is why I do what I must to keep them, our lands, and our dead protected from those that would see us harmed or defile the tombs of our ancestors.
I hope this clears up any misunderstandings.
Fare thee well.
Not trying to be offensive or anything, just for the record. ;)
Wed, 11th Apr '01, 9:05pm
Never fear Silthryn, Duskai was responding to Crawl's comment about pushing her into traps, not your comments. I don't believe anyone here minds you posting about your guild...
Wed, 11th Apr '01, 9:26pm
sorry bout the mixup... i got a little bit confused. :)
no hard feelings? *gives a sheepish innocent look asking for forgiveness*
really sorry about that. don't mind me i'm a moron.
Thu, 12th Apr '01, 12:10am
AORTA Girdles the Globe!
Welcome our newest recruit - the Druid Swanic
He's from Hawaii so that means wherever you are you are never more than 8hrs from an AORTA player!
No we dont do student exchange trips for sorcerers apprentices.
Thu, 12th Apr '01, 4:37am
Ouch! *wines in pain and yet quite a bit of pleasure* Maybe I should joke around disrespectfully with you more often Duskai :D
Thu, 12th Apr '01, 10:28pm
I was curious, do they want us to roleplay our way in on our desription and history for ALFA?
Fri, 13th Apr '01, 6:12am
Incidently I think Duskai should be permately given a much cuter avatar than what she has now. Hmmm, something in leather I'd say. (/me hopes Duskai takes no offense to any of his ribs as none was intended :))
[This message has been edited by Crawl (edited April 13, 2001).]