Quick question, what are the rules on our starting gear? I know Kynrael's funds came from his Trait, but I haven't spotted any rule for the rest of us. And will I have been allowed to possibly use some of whatever starting funds we have to have prepared scrolls prior to adventure?
Also, Pork, do not think I'm just blatantly harassing your character should Argor make a snide remark in your direction, but it will take quite a bit of work to win Argor over on the idea of working with a goblin.
Character sheet in profile is finished. I had to drop the masterwork thieves' tools in favor of the regular kind in order to afford everything I wanted.
I remember reading that Molthune was happy to take on willing monstrous conscripts, though I'm not sure how much this would affect Cettigne. Rois has served on the Militia for over ten years, and may be quite used to serving beside goblins, hobgoblins, orcs, etc. If that is the case, he might be an ally to Fredex as the game begins.
How long ago did Fredex come to join the Militia, and under what circumstances?
I accidentally posted under my account: "Fredex" instead of my character's alias: "Pork". Both the account and the alias use the same avatar, so I'll change that to end any confusion.
As for how long Pork was in the Militia, I'll say he only recently joined. It started when he killed a wolf that was causing trouble for some farmers. By chance the Militia took notice, and after some questioning offered to recruit him, which Pork gladly accepted. Whether or not the Militia would have forced Pork into service if he declined I'll leave up to the DM. I'll add this to Pork's profile.
The militia would be more like the town guard. They have a lot of respect in their community and can enforce laws. They really only have power within the area of Cettigne including a few nearby towns and villages such as where you are heading. The mayors/leaders of those communities would be considered of higher authority than the militia.
Somebody expressed interest, and so I told him to seek out this discussion thread. It looks as if he hasn't yet surfaced. There is another group of people I can ask, I just haven't been playing with them quite as long. They are all still good role-players and regular posters.
I do prefer maps. I enjoy the tactical aspect of Pathfinder, and especially as a rogue, I value knowing exactly where my allies and opponents are. Rois will almost always be working to move into a flanking position, and knowing what it takes to get there is extremely helpful. For instance, it lets me weigh the risk/reward of using Acrobatics to avoid provoking an attack of opportunity (if I need to move four squares to get a flank instead of three, I'm more likely to play it safe).
In the game that I run on these boards, I make simplistic maps using spreadsheets with Google Documents (I'm happy to say more about this, if you are interested). It's easy to move "markers" around on them, and all changes update the same link, so everyone is always looking at the current version of the map. A lot of DMs use MapTools, though I don't know to. Such maps are much better looking than Google Docs, but they may take more work.
I'm also a player in a game that doesn't use maps, and it works, but encounters aren't quite as engaging as a result of not knowing exact placement.
I've sent out several PMs, and but I've not been able to find a fifth player. People seem to feel that they are already too busy. Granted, I'm petitioning a lot of play-by-post veterans that are in multiple games and are content with them. I've also spoken with a few people I used to tabletop with, but they don't seem interested in play-by-post.
I'm really surprised it's been so tough to find a fifth. I'm not quite sure who else to ask at this point.