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DM-Tareth's Modified Kingmaker Campaign

Game Master Tareth


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First, I'd just like to say thanks again and I hope everyone enjoys the game.

To get things started if you could all give me your time zones (Mine is US West Coast, PST) and just let me know that your characters are all final and ready to start that would be great.

A couple of other formatting and 'house rule' notes before we begin:

Critical Hits will cause double damage, but I will also add some other effect based on the situation. I have numerous charts to roll from including the old Rolemaster set which are still fun.

Critical Fumbles are possible with a natural 1 and a confirmed miss. I will determine the result based on a d100 roll from you.

During combat please begin each post with a spoiler containing the round, your Initiative, AC, HP Current/HP Total, Reflex, Will, and Fort Saves.

To help me find things quicker and easier, in the IC thread please do use the OOC tags when talking out of character and "bold normal dialogue."

If you have questions feel free to ask, otherwise feel free to discuss roles, tactics, kingdom names, marching orders, etc. I'll have the first actual Gameplay post up a little later today.


Elf Paladin 2

Do you prefer that we fully detail our equipment, or can a nebulous 'Adventuring gear' cover flint and tinder, mess kits, grooming supplies, blankets, and all the other essential stuff that costs < 1gp?


For equipment, please do a 'one-time' detail list of those typical 'adventuring' items your character carries. This will help when replacing lost or damaged gear or identify who just might have the right piece of equipment to complete a task.

All consumables (including rations) should be accounted for and tracked.


Great to be selected. I am on EST but usually stay up late to keep up with the PSTers. I know the bird animal companions are not optimized for combat, but the role playing flavor of the eagle shaman was too tempting. Hopefully the superior scouting will make up for this somewhat.

DM - Tareth I await your determination of the cost and stats for a falcon and the gear so I know how much $$$ I have left. And this is assuming that falconry as we know it is practiced. I thought about using the hawk familiar as a baseline.


Elf Paladin 2

Changed my avatar, it might get a little confusing if me and Warren used the same one.


Thanks Thad, I was kind of attached to the Brad Pitt look.


Warren Kingeagle wrote:

Great to be selected. I am on EST but usually stay up late to keep up with the PSTers. I know the bird animal companions are not optimized for combat, but the role playing flavor of the eagle shaman was too tempting. Hopefully the superior scouting will make up for this somewhat.

DM - Tareth I await your determination of the cost and stats for a falcon and the gear so I know how much $$$ I have left. And this is assuming that falconry as we know it is practiced. I thought about using the hawk familiar as a baseline.

Warren - For the cost I'm going to say 60gp for the falcon/eagle and all needed gear. That's about midway between a light horse and a good guard dog.

I'll look into stats soon and try to get you something tomorrow morning.

FYI, if you are interested in some potential descriptive ideas and cool images of actual Native Eagle Hunters check out this page.


Elf Paladin 2

I dropped the +1 composite bonus on the bow for a +0 composite bow and fleshed out my supplies. I probably went overboard on the gear, but donkeys are sturdy critters and you did say you wanted a detailed list ;)

BTW, are regional langues going to come into play in this campaign? I took Hallit, but I can swap it out for sylvan if it is unlikely to be used.

Taldor

Male Human (Taldan) Bard (Archivist) 1

I'm EST as well. Glad to be gaming with you folks. I'm looking forward to being on the other side of the screen for awhile. I equipped Stephanus as the city boy he's been all his life (wasn't sure I was making the cut). I'll spend a bit more and outfit him per the campaign intro. Otherwise the character details for Stephanus are final.

Tareth, if I put the occasional journal entry together in character, should I spoil it but put it in the gameplay thread? Or would you prefer it elsewhere?


DM - Tareth wrote:

Warren - For the cost I'm going to say 60gp for the falcon/eagle and all needed gear. That's about midway between a light horse and a good guard dog.

I'll look into stats soon and try to get you something tomorrow morning.

The eagle is normally included as an animal companion. As falconry was a profession of the nobles, I assume the hood, gloves, rings, straps etc. as well as a quality domesticated bird do not come cheap. The hawk familiar may be a place to start. Right now I'll call it 60gp for a trained falcon and falconry gear.

I'm a big Tolkien fan, so the giant eagles always intrigued me. Awesome link to eagle hunters, if possible I was hoping to buy an eagle hunter rather than falcon. I was unaware that the tradition of eagle hunters seems to predate falconry.

Taldor

Male Human (Taldan) Bard (Archivist) 1

Thad's equipped to the nines with horse & mule, etc (as befits the war stud that he is). Stephanus is no horseman. Should we be trying to talk our way onto one of the settler's wagons, buying our own animals, hoofing it ourselves, or pooling resources to buy a wagon of our own? I still have pocket change enough to make a good start toward a wagon, but probably not the skills to drive it myself.

EDIT: Though I suppose we could do this in character since we haven't met prior to gathering at the gate...


Male Human Ranger

I have changed Kams' avatar to avoid confusion with Thad and Warren; guess we all liked the look. He should be all set and ready to go, with the profile updated to match the HL sheet. EST here, though it should not be a problem, my current work schedule gets me home round midnight.

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Orc Oracle 1

Thanks for the selection! I just got home from a grueling 24-hr bus ride back home from holiday adventures, but I'm here! I'm in the same time zone as you are, master DM. However, once school starts up again, I have mostly evening classes...so, late nights and early morning posts for me.

I'll work on putting my character up as my main profile, and solidifying all that stuff tonight.


I believe Aliana is ready to go. I'm Central time zone. Thanks!


Female Human Sorceress (Fey) 1/ Oracle (Life) 1

Well, for the next three weeks I'll be at GMT+1, but January 21st I fly back to California and when I recover from the ordeal, I'll be at PST till July.

I know the fey aspects of this game are heavy, and the last I played Tityanna she played leaning towards the fey aspect of things. It would not change her history much to flip from verdant to fey, and, yeah, I need to update her stats for 25 point buy.

Things to do...

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Orc Oracle 1

Ok, character updated. Added in personality and appearance, still working on the gear (just need to add up the encumbrance and what gold I have left). I have some ideas on character personality development and how they'll tie in with the feats/revelations, but I'm tired and must sleep. I shall finish the updating process tomorrow.


Female Human Sorceress (Fey) 1/ Oracle (Life) 1

I have updated Tityanna to be Fey Bloodline as well. And 25 point buy, which means she has really decent physical stats now and might be able to take a hit or two :P

Oh, and her Fey bloodline isn't going to be a big issue - for now. It is something that came up in play when she was verdant, that she took the side of nature and natural order of things as a good character who appealed to order as the limit of what the group was told to do rather than a restrictive personality. If that makes any sense.

Basically instead of looking at the Charter as a document that gave supreme authority to do whatever the group wanted, she looked at it as one that defined what their legal authority was and did not wish to stray from that.

Will likely change her avatar soon, if any of the new ones suit.


@Thad: The regional languages will be used, so either choice may come in handy.

@Stephanus: The journal entries sound great. Go ahead and put them as spoilers in the Gameplay thread.

@Warren: Duh. My bad. The cost for just the gear would be 10gp (20gp if you want high-end, decorated gear). I have no problem with you using either eagle or falcon. If you decide to go with the falcon just use the eagle template in the core book but add +1 DEX, -1STR, and make the fly speed 85'.


@ DM: Warren bought a hunting animal at a young age, and now he has an additional eagle animal companion who needs no gear. As I was not aware hunting eagles were as common, I have changed the bought animal with gear to an eagle. I have subtracted 60gp for bought eagle and gear--I just don't know what the stats of the bought eagle are.

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Orc Oracle 1

So, character development:

At 3rd lvl, I'm going to be taking the Life Link revelation. This ties in with my curse, as Zavac will quite literally be taking scars (damage) from the party. However, since I won't be getting it until 3rd lvl, what I'm wanting to do is just have Zavac kind of distant towards everyone, slowly making bonds with the members. As these bonds grow stronger, he literally becomes bonded to them.

Ideas? Thoughts? Suggestions?


Elf Paladin 2

@Zavac: I'm not familiar with Oracles, but that sounds like a neat way of developing him. One of the reasons I'm looking forward to a campaign like this is the opportunities for group forming and social interactions beyond what you'd see in a typical small party. From what I understand, Oracles are not particularly common in Golarion, so you are probably quite mysterious to characters without Knolwedge: Religion or Arcana. Depending on how mysterious you want to be, you could talk about your "gift" in character...

@Warren: The stats for a typical eagle are here.

@All: I'm in GMT -10 on vacation for the next week or two, then will be going back to GMT +0. I work erratic hours, so my posts could come in at pretty much any time but evening in GMT will probably be the most common.

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Orc Oracle 1

@ Thad: I have some RP ideas floating around in my head as to how I'll "expose" his gift. I'm thinking he'll probably get close to one of the members (at this point, kind of looks like Warren), and then go from there. He's not shy, but he's still quite regretful of what happened. I'm definitely going for a mysterious character, at least in the beginning.

I, too, am looking forward to the social interactions. From an RP standpoint, this character has to be the most interesting I've ever made.


Female Human Sorceress (Fey) 1/ Oracle (Life) 1

happy new year from Scandinavia, folks. I'll assume a more regular posting schedule soonish.


Thanks Thad, I got the basic eagle stats now. Like Zavac, Warren is not antisocial, he just has been unsocial up to now. I will see how well I can develop him from a recluse to a member of a government. I plan on having him learning to lead in the outdoor environments where he should be the expert.

I picked the master of birds concept to test my theory that scouting and knowing the lay of the land is more important than fighting power in an animal companion.

I added the animal companion perks on top of the basic eagle template. It seemed the animal companion should be better than a generic eagle.


Happy New Year to you too Tityanna, and everyone else! :)


We are T-4 hours to New Years on EST, so happy new year everyone too. May you keep that New Year's Eve resolution and run that cool adventure path for everyone.
I am also looking forward to seeing a Zen Archer in action. I think the Kingmaker AP should be perfect for one. I for one feel monks do not get enough credit--especially with the style feats.

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Orc Oracle 1

T-6.5hrs here 'till New Years. Same wishes to all sent from the North-West!

ps - sorry for continually changing my avatar. I think I've found the one I'll be using now.

pps - I'm having my last day as DM over my IRL campaign tomorrow, so I may not have a lot of time to post. I'll do what I can.


Happy New Year to everyone! Hope 2012 treats you all well.


Female Human Sorceress (Fey) 1/ Oracle (Life) 1

Happy fifty-five minutes til New Years in PST, or GMT-8. :P


Male Human Ranger

Missed all the festivities. Belated Happy New year to all.

Taldor

Male Human (Taldan) Bard (Archivist) 1

Ya, happy 2012. Most of my crew is either trying to sleep off or remember the last night of 2011. I think we're getting into the mid 80s today in sunny central Florida. Another wintery day in paradise...


Elf Paladin 2
Quote:
Diplomacy: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 3 = 7
Quote:
Perception check 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (3) + 6 = 9
Quote:
Perception, since everyone else is :) 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (4) + 10 = 14
Quote:

Perception - Knowledge Nature 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (2) + 6 = 8

1d20 + 8 ⇒ (6) + 8 = 14
Tuney (eagle) perception 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (3) + 6 = 9
Quote:
EDIT: (forgot to roll perception as a lookout) 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (1) + 4 = 5

Come on people, take 10s! :P

I felt like I got a day and a half of new years by being in a time zone so far behind everyone else.

@Stephanus: I see your Florida and raise you a Hawaii, weather forecast is a sunny 77 degrees...


@Stephanus - Here in Melbourne, FL --sunny and warm-- we may be neighbors

Given our perceptions rolls, here's to pleasant New Years surprises

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Orc Oracle 1

@Everyone Warm: There's a blizzard outside my frozen window. Happy New Year. uuugh. lol


Female Human Housewife/1

actually rained today in southeastern Norway. has been unseasonably warm. this time last year it was -14 C, and let me tell ya, that kinda cold sucks when you live off the Oslo fjord.


70's and 80's in January, that's just not right. :)

I guess we're pretty middle of the road today in Oregon at sunny and 46. Of course looking at the forecast our usual cheery winter weather returns with gray skies and rain expected Tuesday-Saturday.

Qadira

Male Simian druid 12, poo-slinger 3, gator fan 3

@Warren - not quite neighbors but close. We're in Largo (small township crushed between St.Pete and Clearwater).

@Hu5tru - business took me to Oslo a couple years ago. I still have occasional business calls with the folks we worked with then. Beautiful country and people. Of course that was in September, not January.


Male Human Ranger

Small world, I went to Clearwater Elem. back in 1975-76.


FYI, I will be on the road tomorrow and likely unable to post. It is only a day trip, however and I should be back in action on Wed.


Elf Paladin 2

Posting this here just to help me keep track of everyone...

Dramatis Personae:

CHARTER HOLDERS
Aliana Do'Erren, female half-elf monk
Kams Redcloak, male human ranger
Stephanus Dominova, male human archivist
Tityanna Medvyed, female human sorceress
Thad Tanner, male elf paladin
Warren Kingeagle, male human druid
Zavac, male half-orc oracle of Life

SETTLERS
THE MEYERSON FAMILY (farmers)
Fulton Meyerson, male human, farmer and informal spokesman for the settlers
Andrea Meyerson, female human, Fulton's wife
Alexis Meyerson, female human, around 15 years old
Sari Meyerson, female human, around 7 years old
4 other Meyersons who have not been introduced by name, two small children (a boy and a girl) and two young men- one old enough to have some militia experience.

Donall Egillson, human male smith
Ursula Leveton, female human
Duella, female halfling, Ursula's governess
Porter Deepsilver, male dwarven prospecter, Burdo's brother
Burdo Deepsilver, male dwarven prospecter, Porter's brother

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Orc Oracle 1

Ah, awesome idea, Thad. I shall be referencing this often during the next few days, I believe. Thanks.


Female Human Sorceress (Fey) 1/ Oracle (Life) 1

When I GMed my massive KM opus (which died due to two players disappearing and two more showing lack of interest), I kept my NPCs in my campaign info tab, along with current quests and such so folk could have an easy time of referencing such things.

Just a suggestion.


Thad, thanks for putting this together and Tityanna, good idea. I'll post something over there later today. I think I'll also add a current date since this campaign can run over a longer time frame than most. If there's anything else like this that you all think might be helpful just let me know.


FYI, the list of NPC's and a bit of additional info is now posted on the Campaign Info page.

Thanks again to Thad and Tityanna for the suggestions.


Female Human Sorceress (Fey) 1/ Oracle (Life) 1

Gonna retry reading John Norman's Gor books again, so if my character starts asking to be mistreated its because I actually made it through one of those things.

I got about 2/3rds through the first book before the darn thing bored me to death.

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Orc Oracle 1

...the more I write of Zavac, the more broody he becomes. I guess ya'll have a depressed teen on your hands now.

Qadira

Male Simian druid 12, poo-slinger 3, gator fan 3

Sorry to have fallen behind the conversation. No work day posting for me during daylight hours I'm afraid.


Luke wrote:
Sorry to have fallen behind the conversation. No work day posting for me during daylight hours I'm afraid.

Let me know if I need to slow things down a little. I've been trying to respond to those who've been posting, but at the same time leave things open for others to jump in before really moving the timeline forward too much.

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Orc Oracle 1

Today's the first day of classes back, and so I have a lot of free time on my hands this week...don't expect this many posts in the future, though... I've been trying to limit who I talk to to who I notice is on.

Qadira

Male Simian druid 12, poo-slinger 3, gator fan 3

No worries, I'm just leary of not holding up my end of the character development. My experience with these thing is that it slows down terribly and takes alot of patience to keep the thing going long term. I wouldn't do anything to sap the energy from the thread right now. As long as my character's absence isn't detracting from your story, I'm happy with the pace.

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