Progress. Do we have some?

Fellas, I wonder if you could indicate how close you are to having a ready Magus and a ready Companion?

I apologise to one of you for the difficulty I’ve been giving him about how the program I’m running to store and check the characters has reacted to his choices. I do think I need the support of Metacreator when I’m not that familiar with the system’s laybrinthine folds.

But none the less we now have one character all the way complete another very nearly complete and another outlined.

I’d like at least the magi done by the time we start the narratiive.

Not very. The Companion should be a matter of mechanics; I still don’t have a personality for the Magus. Thinking about it.

Hi Michael

Apologies - have a clear idea for companion and as you know Magus done to my satisfaction (let me know if anything more required). Will sort out Companion in the next few days.

Is anyone else planning on making our local noble or his son as a companion? Or does the SG prefer we don’t do that?

Well, the local noble (Thomas de Guimsey, the Constable of Pickering) is intended as a source of trouble for the covenant.

I’d think I’d rather have him as an NPC. Giving him a son or younger brother as a squire or subordinate knight is possible but wouldn’t they have a duty to do what they’re told and not hang around with those weirdoes in the covenant?

One of the player characters is related to the de Ros family who are intended to be trouble for Sir Thomas.

Makes sense. Sometimes the local noble is friendly, in which case a companion makes sense. This is exactly why I asked. :slight_smile:

I’m listening to a certain podcast (the first episode that mentions Ars Magica), it’s very enjoyable… one of the gentlemen sounds remarkably like the late Christopher Lee. (I’m a big fan of his so that’s a compliment.)

I feel the need to recommend a graphic-short-story (too short to be called a graphic novel) by Neil Gaiman: A Study in Emerald.

Also, your discussion of the metaplot of the king in yellow makes me think of Cloud Atlas. I think it might be well-served by hopping back and forth between the stories rather than running them each discretely in series (in pacing similar to that film.) Though that wouldn’t exactly make it easier to manage.

Sorry if I’m going way off-topic, it’s not often I can listen to a podcast and have a place to respond to it.

Well, we have a place over here that’s dedicated to that. :slight_smile: