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Aubrey's 4e Dark Sun

Game Master Aubrey the Malformed


The Exchange

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We have an ongoing 4e DS campaign but due to real life pressures three of the players cannot continue. The discussion thread is here. So I'd like to recruit three or four new players for this campaign. We are not especially advanced in terms of the campaign - the PCs are 2nd level. At the moment we have two players remaining - a half-elf bard/rogue hybrid and a human wizard. If you are interested, please feel free to get in touch.

Liberty's Edge

I'm in.


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4e?
Eyes narrow.
Get a smurf. Rope! I meant rope!

The Exchange

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Camris - haha. I'd prefer people who actually want to play in the campaign to post here, no offence.


I'd love to play... I'll jump over to the discussion thread and post


One or two more?

The Exchange

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Bump


Is there room for a half-elf rogue? I've a concept in mind.

The Exchange

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Well, yes - although we have a half-elf bard-rogue. But I'm happy for you to join in - the more the merrier.

Silver Crusade

got room for a ardent thrikeen?

The Exchange

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Hi trailjava. We've already got one thri'kreen and also have the leader slot filled. If you aren't wedded to your character concept we should have room. But we have all the bases covered now.

The Exchange

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Hi, message to all - recruitment is now closed. Thanks to all those who showed an interest.

The Exchange

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Hi there - looking for ONE player to join an existing 4e Dark Sun game, currently at lvl 2. Preferrably looking for someone to fill the striker role.


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I wouldn't mind trying out a striker. I have never actually played 4th ed, but I do have the 4ed books and the 4ed Dark Sun books. I am vaguely familiar with the rules. If selected, I will put together a character right away. Any races you would recommend for the striker role?

The Exchange

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Hi Kor - how familiar is "vaguely familiar" when it comes to 4e? I appreciate you haven't played it in anger before, but have you skimmed the rules, created some characters...? It's not a problem - most of the players are relatively unused to 4e - but I just want to gauge your understanding.


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I have started perusing the rules again, and I think it would be best if I withdraw my interest, as I have limited time to learn a new set of rules.

The Exchange

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OK, Kor.

Anyone else?

Silver Crusade

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I would like to respond with interest.

I have a good deal of 4e experience. I started playing at time of release, changing to Pathfinder shortly after the release of essentials if I recall correctly. I still have my books, which should include PHB 1,2 and I'm fairly certain 3, as well as a large number of other books I haven't cracked open in over a year. Bringing myself back up to speed on the rules should be relatively quick though it's possible I may still end up mixing Pathfinder and 4e rules on occasion if accepted.

As far as Dark Sun, my resume is less than stellar. I have a couple months experience in 2nd edition from quite a few years ago, and I regret to say the campaign is listed amongst my least favorites. While I won't go into details, I will note it wasn't the setting that was my issue. It is possible I have the Dark Sun books and have simply never opened them (definitely wouldn't be the first or last time for me to buy some books and end up shelving them, lol), but I don't believe I do. I want to say Dark Sun was released shortly before I quit, and most of my normal group never quite enjoyed that setting.

Seeing the desire for a striker, I'd probably select monk (if melee preferred) or sorcerer (if ranged preferred, and I have a basic understanding of defiling as a concept, but no mechanical or practical knowledge). I'd need to know the rest of the party to have a better idea, and I am open to suggestions.

The Exchange

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Hi Xzaral, that sounds fine. Please go over to the discussion thread and we can talk about characters. Re DS, I'm really pretty new to it too, largely picking it up with 4e. It would be very helpful - but not obligatory - if you could pick up the 4e Dark Sun book as that contains a lot of character options. As for mixing up the rules - happens all the time.

The Exchange

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Hello all. Due to life events, a player has dropped out of this game. Consequently, we are looking for a Defender to join the party. They are currently 4th level. Please note, this is a 4e Dark Sun game (I know it says so in the thread title, but just to avoid embarrassing misunderstandings). If you have an interest, please let us know. Many thanks.

The Exchange

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bump


Would an Earth Genasi Fighter with the Earthforger Theme be appropriate? I've never played Dark Sun, but it seems like an interesting setting.


I let a friend with whom i play 4e IRL know about this opening. I think he is going to pop in and ask some questions on what is allowed in terms of character creation.

EDIT: ninjaaaa'd


I'm very familar with 4e (played nearly 3 years, currently DM irl). What are the restrictions?

The Exchange

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Hi Xaimum. Dark Sun has quite a specific feel so sticking to some reasonably specific races and themes is important, although other stuff might be available. I understand that you are looking at the setting now. A genasi might be OK but I'd prefer you to have a look at the setting and seeing what comes to mind once you have.


I did quick search and found a Dragon Magazine (#396) article that gives Genasi, aka, half-elementals, a place in Athas. The Half-Elemental Refugee background works best. Here's the basic concept:

An escaped slave genasi made its way back to his home in thethe Silt Sea after freeing itself from its captors. Before he was captured, he was a young sand genasi who dreamed of reuniting the half-elementals and returning the world to the lush planet he heard tales about from the elders. He sneaked away one night, but was captured by a band of slavers shortly into his travels and sold as a pit fighter. Two decades later, he escaped and managed to find his old home. He told tales of how horrible the outside world was and how wished he'd never left.

The old man, however, was followed. His captors hired a group of slavers to track him. When they stumbled the hidden enclave, the slavers slaughtered the elderly and able-bodied, then sold the children into slavery. My character, earth genasi Piedro, ended up in as a pit fighter in (whichever city the PCs are currently in) for the past 6 years. His goal is to find a way to earn his freedom, exact revenge on his original captors, and reunite the scattered genasi to prevent them becoming the prey of the other races. He's currently as sellsword, trying to earn some pay and information on the slavers who took him and the other children.

Here's what I made: Piedro the half-elemental Fighter
I figured I should take it easy on the magic items, because of the setting and his background.


If a genasi's out, then I'll like a Minotaur Warden (Earthstrength) with the Primal Guardian theme.

The Exchange

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You need to be a bit careful about what you read. I'm no Dark Sun purist but Dark Sun is a relatively venerable setting, and people have different views about what "fits". Some of the 4e stuff set out in the campaign setting book and some of the later Dragon articles is really just trying to fit 4e stuff that was never in the original DS setting.

That said....

Athas is a place where primal elemental spirits are strong, so it is certainly feasible for a genasi to exist, coming from a bloodline in which these primal elements are strong. (Frankly, genasi is much more appropriate than minotaur - that really is a bit of 4e shoe-horning.) So I'm happy to run with it since you seem to be keen on the concept.

On the background.... No real problem with that. However, the PCs are currently not in a city but on the road between Urik and Balic, working as caravan guards, and currently in the middle of a fight. Piedro therefore needs to be a fellow caravan guard (it's the easiest way in) and turn up mid-fight.

I'll look at his crunch tonight - I'm currently at work without any books.

EDIT: OK, first off, you need to make a usable character sheet in Piedro's page. If you are away we may need to be able to run your character and that is basically impossible as currently set out. Have a look at Cahel's or one of the other characters' pages and see the sort of format you like.


I'm very interested! I'm a huge fan of Dark Sun going back to the 2e days... I'll have to dust off my 4e materials, however. If you can give me a day or so, I'll post a character concept.

Questions on the campaign: Where in Athas are you currently? Are you using the 4e timeline, or something before/during/after the Prism Pentad?

EDIT: just saw your reply giving the location.

The Exchange

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OK Nomad, let me know what you have in mind. What's good is an idea of what your character concept is in fluff terms - saying something like "mul fighter" doesn't get me going. I don't need a full character background, but a bit of a whiff regarding what they are about.

We are in the 4e DS timeline, so Kalak is dead but not much else has happened.

Please note, I tend to operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Xaimum is ahead of the game but doesn't have a full character sheet up yet.


Roger that... I work nights and am just about to get to bed. I'll try and have you something tomorrow afternoon.


I present Morthak, dwarf wild battlemind... actually a retooling of a character I played in Aardvark's short-lived Dark Sun PbP a few years ago. =)

Background, description and basic stats are in the profile. All of the choices are chosen. I'll flesh out the numbers as soon as I can, but I need to buy equipment still -- what's my starting bankroll?


Most of Morthak's numbers are updated on the profile sheet, barring any +/- from gear.

I assumed at least buying scale (equivalent) armor, heavy shield and warhammer.


I think I'm all good.


Badassness: 1d20 + 100 ⇒ (7) + 100 = 107

How does he look?

The Exchange

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I'm currently at my mum's so still can't really check out the PCs in detail. However, in terms of who's in - how about both of you? You both seem keen, one of you knows a lot about DS, the other about 4e, so it seems good to me. Please say hello on the discussion thread.


Cool! =)

The Exchange

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Piedro wrote:

[dice=Badassness]1d20+100

How does he look?

He looks good. He's got slightly more magic items than the others, but they have a boon, so it works out OK. Welcome to the game.

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