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The Avalon Chronicles

Game Master lynora

This is a high level rules light game set in a school for magical kids, kinda a mash-up of Soul Eater, Harry Potter, and X-Men. :)


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Male Boggle Goblin Tinker 20/Wizard 10 Bombardier 10

You guys are absolutely right, this is a stupid idea and I should scrap the whole thing, ship, character, equipment, everything. I don't know what I was thinking, I mean a character concept that I actually like? That's absurd, I should make a character designed by you guys, that's a much better idea.


Female [Classified] Bard 16 / [classified] 16

If it matters, I can't have my space ship either, and its only the size of a phone booth.

Shadow Lodge

First, turn the hostility down. They're asking legitimate questions and you're reacting in a way that doesn't answer them and, in fact, makes anyone disinclined to help.

Second, actually answer the questions. You've talked more about the equipment than the character you like, which makes me think you just want a cool ship instead.


Advaran Silvertongue wrote:
You guys are absolutely right, this is a stupid idea and I should scrap the whole thing, ship, character, equipment, everything. I don't know what I was thinking, I mean a character concept that I actually like? That's absurd, I should make a character designed by you guys, that's a much better idea.

Passive aggression aside-- I'd like to point out that at no point did anyone flat out say, "No, bad idea."

In fact, my last posts were asking for more details on the PC, not the ship. It does seem, however, that the focus continues to be ...the ship, even with other people adding to the discussion in their own fashion *motions at Melody* as a show of support.

So, share of the PC, please? Just a request, feel free to not.

My last post was for David, to elaborate on his last post. I was being serious.

*nods at Monkeygod*


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown
Advaran Silvertongue wrote:
You guys are absolutely right, this is a stupid idea and I should scrap the whole thing, ship, character, equipment, everything. I don't know what I was thinking, I mean a character concept that I actually like? That's absurd, I should make a character designed by you guys, that's a much better idea.

Whoa, there, trigger. Let's dial down the drama here. No one has said that you shouldn't play the character. But several people, including me, have pointed out that it's important to nail down your character's motivations and personality to make sure they fit into the campaign world. The ship may be fun to think about (and yes, we are using Dragonstar rules for ships), but let's be honest, it's not gonna see much if any actual gameplay. It's stats don't even matter because much like The Black Pearl in Pirates of the Carribean the ship is more of a plot device than anything else. People are naturally more curious about the character than the plot device. Captain Jack is a fantastic character without his ship. Because he's all personality. We just want to see what personality traits your character has that will make them fantastic too. How did they end up as a captain of a starship as a teenager? Is their age part of what lost them their ship? Are they not so secretly chafing at being marooned on this 'backwater' world that isn't even on the star charts? Nobody is criticizing your character. You're just being asked what the actual character is like. You think it's cool and fun. Folks want to know why. If all you talk about is the ship, no one has any way to know anything else about your character.


Male Boggle Goblin Tinker 20/Wizard 10 Bombardier 10

Sorry about that guys, I just woke up shortly before I wrote that and my ride had problems with their car so I couldn't get to work and I don't want to bother mom. I really didn't mean to lash out like that. Full Name Va'kirra Blackfang the Dreaded
Race Gnoll
Classes/Levels fighter/gunslinger 16
Gender Female
Size M
Age 19
Alignment CG
Deity Poseidon
Languages Gnoll, Common, Elven, Dwarven, Undercommon, Draconic, Yuan-Ti
Occupation Pirate
Strength 25
Dexterity 30
Constitution 30
Intelligence 20
Wisdom 25
Charisma 28
About Va'Kirra the Dreaded
Bab 16/11/6/1
Monkey Grip
Power Attack
Cleave
Great cleave
Cleaving Finish
Improved Cleaving Finish
Cleave Through
Improved Critical (Warhammer)
Improved Initiative
Improved Overrun
Greater Overrun
Rapid Reload
Point Blank Shot
Two Weapon Fighting
Improved Two Weapon Fighting
Greater Two Weapon Fighting
Precise Shot
Improved Precise Shot
Pinpoint Targeting
Impact Critical Shot
Weapon Training 3 (Hammers, Light Blades, Thrown)
Armor Training 4
Bravery +4
Deeds 5
Grit
Gunsmith
Nimble +4
Gun Training 3 (Blunderbuss, musket, pistol)
Equipment
+5 adamantite plate mail
+5 adamantite warhammer
Adamantite cutlass
Adamantite chakram

That should answer any and all questions about my pirate


Awwwww, she's so cute, can we keep her? I promise to take her for walks, and clean up after her. please, please, please, please, please.

sorry, saw gnoll, and immediately saw, puppy.... :)


Male Boggle Goblin Tinker 20/Wizard 10 Bombardier 10

Gnolls are actually jackals and more to the point she'd probably look at you like your stupid.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Stats are fine, but what about the most important bits...the story? :)


As long as it isn't the evil eye. Kinda my sthick. >.>


Female Timelady Nerd 3/Geek 2/Whovian 13/Writer 2

Wow... I see why you all have so many characters. So you have something to do when the scene involving those characters ends and they have nowhere to go :P


Advaran Silvertongue wrote:
Gnolls are actually jackals and more to the point she'd probably look at you like your stupid.

sorry, was meant to be funny. besides I doubt you will meet Coco anyway as she is on assignment (I mean field trip) for a little while.

Mel on the other hand..... best not call her stupid....


Male Boggle Goblin Tinker 20/Wizard 10 Bombardier 10

I know it was a joke and that would be her reaction, to look at you like you're stupid, but not actually say anything.


I believe the common canon is that Gnolls are Hyenas, but don't hold me to that, as I haven't read it recently and don't know in this setting. I have played a gnoll character before, and hyena is the general consensus I've met, but that wasn't here.

Hey, wait. I did sorta have a gnoll here. Half gnoll npc. But that isn't really relevant.


Male Boggle Goblin Tinker 20/Wizard 10 Bombardier 10
lynora wrote:
Stats are fine, but what about the most important bits...the story? :)

that's the really fun part about playing a pirate, you'll never get the whole story, it's always a mystery and a lot of lies, I don't even know the whole story, except for the rogue AI mutiny and a little bit about her past, which I won't say, but let's say that the evil empire guys are evil. And greedy

Shadow Lodge

Except the story is kinda needed, even if the characters never find out. :-/


Male Boggle Goblin Tinker 20/Wizard 10 Bombardier 10

Shhhh, I secretly haven't figured that part out yet, I'll do what I usually do and wing it, as for how I'm getting to the school, an escape pod can be shot at a very high speed.


Male Drow (noble) 14 Ranger

What could go wrong? I mean the prof that tries to blow up their own students schtick is working out great.


Male Boggle Goblin Tinker 20/Wizard 10 Bombardier 10

I'm teaching them to dodge and there is absolutely no danger of them being injured due to the fact that I use nonlethal grenades in my classes.


Male Weremonkey Rogue/Ranger/Trickster

Keeping stuff secret from the rest of us players is fine. That's why the intro scene for Silinurl was so awesome. Fireclawdrake had No idea that was coming.

Keeping secrets from the GM, not so much. Lyn knew exactly who Sil was and not just because he's the brother of one of her PCs.

Not having a fully fleshed out background is cool too. Most of my characters tend to be like that, in general, not just here in Avalon. However, you do need some solid details about her past beyond just the mutiny.


Male Boggle Goblin Tinker 20/Wizard 10 Bombardier 10

See, I had this massively epic story that seemed to fit, but the more I thought about, and forgot about it, the more generic it seemed and I don't want that for this character, I want her to break the mold and be completely unique, hence space pirate who's highly charismatic, uses a big hammer instead of a cutlass most of the time and was mutinied by an AI, it sounds unique.

Shadow Lodge

Charismatic: Jack Soarrow
Hammer: a pirate that bought Wulfgar's Aegisfang after it was stolen from him
AI Muntiny: A story mission in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequeal

All together it's pretty unique though.


Male Boggle Goblin Tinker 20/Wizard 10 Bombardier 10

Now let me just continue my story, just need a point of origin and a few other details.


Male Boggle Goblin Tinker 20/Wizard 10 Bombardier 10

Alright, so this isn't a complete story, isnt supposed to be, but here's the major events, she was born on an unknown planet to an isolated tribe of gnolls, she had always wanted to be a warrior, but females were forbidden to become them, rebellion ensued, as it does. After several months of house arrest she went Linday Borden on her dad and ran off, where she stole an unmodified version of the ship, crashed on a remote outpost where she ran across a former legendary pirate, trained for several years, later ran across a derelict vessel and acquired a pessimistic Christopher Walken AI


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Advaran Silvertongue wrote:
I should make a character designed by you guys, that's a much better idea.

So this has stuck with me all through my shift at work. This is actually an interesting idea.* I don't think we have anyone with full blown amnesia so far, correct? Imagine picking just the race, gender, approximate age, and the gestalt classes.

All you get to make , backstory wise, is how they got to Avalon after forgetting everything. Someone else sends a backstory to Lyn. You, as a player, have no idea what the character may or may not have done! Why, for example, are they heroes in Town A, or have the people of Town B trying to lynch them? The possibilities are quite intriguing.


Male Boggle Goblin Tinker 20/Wizard 10 Bombardier 10

The possibities are infinite, especially since one could be anything.


Male I am a meat Popsicle
Agarthian Storyteller wrote:
Advaran Silvertongue wrote:
I should make a character designed by you guys, that's a much better idea.

So this has stuck with me all through my shift at work. This is actually an interesting idea.* I don't think we have anyone with full blown amnesia so far, correct? Imagine picking just the race, gender, approximate age, and the gestalt classes.

All you get to make , backstory wise, is how they got to Avalon after forgetting everything. Someone else sends a backstory to Lyn. You, as a player, have no idea what the character may or may not have done! Why, for example, are they heroes in Town A, or have the people of Town B trying to lynch them? The possibilities are quite intriguing.

I love this! But take it one step further: you don't get to pick the classes either. You have to discover what your abilities are as you play.

It would take a lot of GM attention though...

Shadow Lodge

The thing is people with amnesia still remember somethings, and it would make for little fun for a long time if you, as a player, had no idea what you could do. Think of all the times you might fail because you were wrong guessing.

Or, on the flip, being able to do anything because you don't know you can't.


Male I am a meat Popsicle

You make a very good point, DB3. Without some hint it could be maddening. Unless your other option was used!


Male Drow (noble) 14 Ranger

I would be a willing guinea pig for this


Male Drow (noble) 14 Ranger

The only thing i would need is the alignment, I think.
I guess it depends on the level of amnesia


Male Drow (noble) 14 Ranger

Could be someone who was attacked, but the mind can't be restored for some reason...?


Male Humanoid

I can say, from personal experience -- wait, what are you guys talking about?

Where are we again? Do I know you folks?

----

All humor aside, just ensure you've got a good support / attention from the GM(s) if you do this, else, you may be in a prolonged waiting cycle. That's never fun.


Kryzbyn wrote:

The only thing i would need is the alignment, I think.

I guess it depends on the level of amnesia

Depending on your view of 'alignment' (see, prior convos and what nots) -- alignment might not be relative.

Especially if your mental slate determines your alignment, as in the case of 'mortal beings' not aligned to the universe in some fashion simply due to the nature of their being, or parents.

Could have some fun, either way.


Agarthian Storyteller wrote:
I don't think we have anyone with full blown amnesia so far, correct?

Fei actually does, but it's not (yet, at least) relevant to his storyline.*

*The completionist in me just had to answer the question so it's on record ;)


Male Weremonkey Rogue/Ranger/Trickster

Well...poop.

The only two active scenes I'm in(Murder mystery and alien arrival) are both pending on FCD...


Imperial Chronicler wrote:
Agarthian Storyteller wrote:
I don't think we have anyone with full blown amnesia so far, correct?

Fei actually does, but it's not (yet, at least) relevant to his storyline.*

*The completionist in me just had to answer the question so it's on record ;)

My PC Tryko'Sam does, hence the post in his name (subtle, I suppose).

It's more a complete loss of memories, versus 'amnesia' with the potential return of-- due to biological reasons.

So, potentially not relevant.


Male I am a meat Popsicle

Jessa does .. sometimes .. :)
No one has met her *other* personality yet.


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M Firebird Firebender/ Testpilot/ Robot Jock

I most certainly did :(


Male I am a meat Popsicle

Not yet. Collectively, the people of Avalon have met only two of Jessa's personalities.


M Firebird Firebender/ Testpilot/ Robot Jock

Oh.

<look of worry>


Male I am a meat Popsicle

Her other(s) is/are .. interesting, but not as dangerous as the one you .. splattered. ;)


Reapling (scout form) rogue, black blooded oracle, gestalt lvl 16

I think it would be very interesting to have someone else make a backstory. I could bring back my fiery sorceress. She was lots of fun because she is so different from me, always acting on impulse and letting her anger fly at whatever irritates her. I haven't had a character like that in far too long.
:)

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