Zepher, on 20 December 2012 - 10:06 PM, said:
Yay! I finally get to put all my praise in one place!
Etzel, you are a really superb quest master. Your two quests have both been unique in their techniques, and have both had absolutely beautiful sets. You have really fleshed out a group of people, something that I think is a great story-telling device. We don't need to see the same NPCs each time, we see an order. That's awesome. Your inclusion of the characters in the sets make them perfect. This is sort of stream of consciousness praise, so I apologize for that, but seriously, superb job. I also love all the outfits in your quest - they give the Paladin Order distinct colors and designs while still using a series of different clothing. Jorke and the Novices and even the second battalion... they all look so perfect, so in color, yet so unique. Finally, as I've said, you beat me to the murder mystery quest, and I wouldn't want to have been beat to it by anyone else, because the quest was just fantastic.
I hope Boomingham gets to butt heads with your Order sooner or later, both for character reasons and for the superb quests you host. Congrats, Etzel, and thanks for somehow meeting my deadline down to the day.
Thanks Zepher, it really means a lot coming from you who does such amazing quests yourself.
This definitely was different from my previous quest, both in terms of goals and actions during the quest and also how it was to host them. I enjoyed hosting this second quest very much since I had got experience from the first one, had prepared most of the sets from before, and of course because my players were very active and interested in the quest.
The characters were a very big part of this quest so I really put a lot of effort in them and I*m happy they turned out nice. Fun that you noticed the outfits, The Paladin Order's colors are white, gold and different shades of blue, so the outfits are centered around different combinations of those colors.
The murder mystery theme was fun, you should definitely try one for yourself if you want to. It's not like there is only one such story to tell.
I'll probably try and host the "Race to Duplovia"-quest I have ideas about before the next Paladin Order quest, but Boomingham is welcome in any of those.
Palathadric, on 20 December 2012 - 10:32 PM, said:
Yes, Etzel, superb quest! No words really, but I found this one every more interesting than your last one, and I loved that one too!
Thank you very much!
I also think this one was more interesting then the first, but that might be because we all (and me especially) had more knowledge about the Paladin Order from the beginning of this quest. A background is always good to get the right feeling for the quest.
CorneliusMurdock, on 20 December 2012 - 10:50 PM, said:
Thanks for hosting another great quest, Etzel. What was Haldor's side quest?
I really enjoyed the mystery, it was too bad that I didn't have the time to really go back through he quest to recheck the facts until the end. We could have solved it earlier. I do want to know why Jorke did it. I think it has something to do with the letter on his wall from his sister but I don't understand why he waited until just then to do it.
And woohoo, levels and
gold! Just what I needed.
Haldor's side quest is his to decide if he wants to share, I won't do it.
The tempo in the quest went a bit up and down which is something that might have effected it negatively and caused some stress at the end but I think you all did a great job moving forward and constantly looking for new perspectives in the investigation. I would maybe had made it more clear that the objective was to find the person who the party found most suspicious, not the one they had clear evidence on because such didn't exist. As for Jorke's motives, well I can tell you that the letter had importance in his hatred against sir Mandric, who as a young officer denied Jorke to leave the 2nd Battalion of Light and Justice for going home to save his mother. But exactly why Mandric died that night when the party was visiting is still not fully discovered, and it may take another quest for the truth to be revealed...
Rumble Strike, on 20 December 2012 - 10:51 PM, said:
Loved the quest Etzel, great to see one that doesn't revolve around fighting. Lovely sets, strong characters, and a lot of freedom for the players all add up to a superb quest!
Thanks! I really wanted to explore how a quest without much fighting could be done, and I think I have to say it went pretty well. Characters and player freedom were what I laid focus on instead, I'm happy you liked it.
Masked Builder, on 20 December 2012 - 10:56 PM, said:
Great quest Etzel, I was getting a bit antsy towards the end. It was very enjoyable, much more to it then what I signed up for. (A good thing.)
I think we all got a bit anxious at the end but I think it turned out great. Thanks for playing, you did a great job as party leader and I'm happy that you liked it.
CallMePie, on 20 December 2012 - 11:04 PM, said:
A very different Quest than usual, Etzel. There've been mystery Quests before, but nothing that revolved so tightly around it. The reward was fitting, considering there weren't many battles.
I was a very different concept, and you pulled it off very well.
I'd love to see these sidequests posted, by the way.
Yup, the XP rewards was because of the few battles in the quest (the 1 on 1 training battle that only 1 of the 3 heroes got XP for, the catacomb battle and the battle with Jorke which ended without any XP gain). I got the feeling from my previous quest that it was just a story of how the heroes moved from battle to battle and I wanted to take a different route this time. Thanks for the compliments!
The sidequests and private conversations between players and NPCs will be up to the players to post, some of them might be stuff that the heroes want to keep to themselves for some time or maybe not share until a future quest.
Endgame, on 20 December 2012 - 11:33 PM, said:
I loved 49, Etzel. My favorite part? The alternate exp
ressions you had for NPCs. I just loved that for some reason.
Thank you very much!
I love double sided heads so I tried to get at least of my characters to have such.
My personal favorite part of this quest was the collision of Haldor and Jorke at the end. I knew that there was a possibility that it would happen but it all came down to a lucky die roll. Thanks Cronk for that Special Damage!