237 - Horror on the Orient Express: Death (and Love) in a Go

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237 - Horror on the Orient Express: Death (and Love) in a Go

Post by TravelerJim » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:28 pm

Venice, Italy
Tuesday, 23 January, 1923

Another piece of the Simulacrum has been located, but can Jean-Paul, Mihai, and Miss Wagner escape the clutches of the police and spirit themselves away?

Dramatis Persone:
  • Edwin as Jean-Paul "Le Nez" d’Augustine;
    Gary as Lloyd Edwards;
    Jim as Mihai;
    Jonathan as The Keeper of Arcane Lore;
    Max as Elsa Wagner;
    Randall as Antonio Ferrero.
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Post by monkey prime » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:50 pm

The second playthru I've listened to and the second time that the group have decided not to help out the young couple. They just seem destined to die!

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Post by TravelerJim » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:13 am

monkey prime wrote:... the second time that the group have decided not to help out the young couple.
I think as a group you have to be really, really altruistic to want to help. If she would just accept the help offered initially, that'd be one thing. But since she will always refuse and insist on staying for the funeral, there's just no strong enough plot reason to waste any more time with them.

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Post by monkey prime » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:32 pm

Yeah I think it just doesn't have a strong enough hook. If my current group is anything to go by I reckon altruism is a much forgotten thing, one PC who is playing a member of the clergy (himself training to be a member of the clergy!) had to be convinced by other players to save a small child who was surrounded by vicious dogs ("I think he'd just slow me down" "But the kid might die!" "I might die!")! From a listener's point of view I'm just really interested to find out whats meant to happen!

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Post by Mahaffa » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:10 pm

Yeah. And Ms. Wagner would have liked to stay but she is a pragmatist. High percentage of Faschist encounter..... Or comfortable train to the next town. Easy choice for her ;-)


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237 - Horror on the Orient Express: Death (and Love) in a Go

Post by Mahaffa » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:10 pm

One can only try and be altruistic if still alive to help, lol


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Re: 237 - Horror on the Orient Express: Death (and Love) in

Post by WiseWolf » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:02 pm

The PCs have a strong goal in their minds, this sounds more like a distraction to them, adding that from the outside it does not look like a matter of life and death that the couple cannot deal with ( the father Ferrero advised them to pray, maybe they didn't ).

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