Absolutely loved the opening from @BennyQ granted we had a lot of back and forth chit chat as I tried to establish the vibe and general tone of Barovia for him. He pulled it off exceptionally well. With that said though if at any point anyone else feels compelled to help bring the village of Barovia to life via their own posts I'm always available to give some general guidelines and information for those efforts.
Thanks Touched, but really kudo's all around as far as I'm concerned. While we're waiting to move forward I wanted to bring up an idea I had for my own posts in the future. Given the nature of this story, with different characters noticing things or knowing bits of lore and such I intend to start using the "spoiler" tag in the future. Probably not on my next reply, but as the tale progresses I'd like to tag characters in those spoiler headers. Obviously those are meant for those characters to use, whether it be something they saw or just know. Other players are welcome to look at them if they want, but just keep in mind it's information not relevant to their character at that moment.
I was just curious what everyone was thinking in regards to the pace of things as we move along. I'm not referring to the pace of replies, which I think has been fine thus far, but to my own posts in regards to how they move the group along. Currently I'm content to let the group do their thing and just provide the backdrop of the environment and the encounters they stumble across. But if the group would like for things to move quicker I can do so but I'd probably have to take some measure of responsibility for assuming some minor level of control over the group in order to get them from point A to B quicker. Any thoughts?
I'm quite happy with the way you're facilitating the story actually. I'm still figuring out myself how much I can progress the story with each post because I want to give all the other characters enough space to manoeuvre. This is my first group rp in years so a little rusty. I feel like I should give more, so if any of you have any thoughts on that I'm happy to hear them.
Thanks for the well done post once again Benny. I just wanted to check in with the rest of the crew and see what schedules were looking like for their replies if any guess could be wagered? If the group wants, I could probably set up a short reply with the doorman to the Vine and help move the group on inside?
Yeah, I figured you were going to be on the uber busy side through the weekend since you made mention of the editing you had to do. I was more curious where Touched and xavariel were at and if me rolling out a post to get the inn door opened might be welcomed before they make their reply.
Sounds good to me. I have a block of free time today so I'll probably do a reply that involves the doorman's response to Bucren's request to get inside. That should give everyone a little bit more to play off of.