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Game Master Shanosuke


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Both Martian Level 20 invader

Okay just lets hear whose here. I want complete alias done before we start. Meet each other say hi and I will post a few rules tomorrow evening and the game will start no later than Wednesday. We cool?


Male Drow Cleric of Asmodeus 2

Oh yeah I made it. <(^.^<) happy ^(^.^)^ dance (>^.^)>


Male Half-orc Lore Warden Fighter 2; AC 17, flat-footed 14, touch 13; HP 20/20; Init +2; Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +3; Perception +10 (+18 scent)

Harn here, checking in! :D


{HP 18/18 | AC 17 T13 FF10 CMD 16 | F/R/W 4/3/5 | Inish +3, Per +8} Female Elf Inquisitor 1

Happy to be here, everyone!


Male Drow Cleric of Asmodeus 2

So whats everyone think of each other?

I know Zhimon will be a wee bit cautious about Xzevrra, and see Harn as a useful tool. ;)


Male Half-orc Lore Warden Fighter 2; AC 17, flat-footed 14, touch 13; HP 20/20; Init +2; Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +3; Perception +10 (+18 scent)

Oh, I think that you'll find Harn to be very open-minded!

At least until somebody does something fishy... :P

An alchemist, cleric, fighter, ninja and a sorcerer. The group actually looks fairly well rounded. :)

FYI: I'm in Colorado (Currently MDT).


{HP 18/18 | AC 17 T13 FF10 CMD 16 | F/R/W 4/3/5 | Inish +3, Per +8} Female Elf Inquisitor 1

It would be foolish not to be a wee bit cautious around me, and the same in reverse ;p Actually, probably alot cautious, Asmodeus worshipper! That could have some fun interactions.

As far as the orcs go, they'll make good slaves eventually, but for now she'll use them as necessary.

The human, hmmm. That's a toughy. Not being able to see is a sign of weakness, but he can provide his own light of course. To, y'know, draw everything under here to us. Probably some friendly teasing there.

In the end, I think the first couple combats will tell alot.


Male Half-orc Lore Warden Fighter 2; AC 17, flat-footed 14, touch 13; HP 20/20; Init +2; Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +3; Perception +10 (+18 scent)

One and a half orcs, two drow and a human walk into a bar...

:P


Male Drow Cleric of Asmodeus 2

For some reason when I think of Zhimon the line "I am the law!" comes to mind. But like every Asmodean priest he is all about the end game, just like his god. ;P


Both Martian Level 20 invader

So at least three of you seem hyped to go. Hope the other two pipe in soon


Male Half-orc Lore Warden Fighter 2; AC 17, flat-footed 14, touch 13; HP 20/20; Init +2; Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +3; Perception +10 (+18 scent)

Yep! :)

They might be "evening" posters...

We'll have to wait and see.


Male Human (Hit Points: 10/26) Sorcerer (Bronze Dragon Draconic Bloodline)-4

Token human here :)

I think the only thing I need to do is maybe spend a bit more gold. Probably a few more potions.


Male Drow Cleric of Asmodeus 2

Yeah I am on alot and time zones can make things tricky sometimes. Can't wait to start mind you.


Male Half-orc Lore Warden Fighter 2; AC 17, flat-footed 14, touch 13; HP 20/20; Init +2; Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +3; Perception +10 (+18 scent)
Ollivor Myles wrote:

Token human here :)

I think the only thing I need to do is maybe spend a bit more gold. Probably a few more potions.

Potions of cure light wounds! :)

EDIT: And scrolls of spells that you don't know! :)


Male Orc Alchemist 2

I can tell this is going to be good fun! I'm looking to put in a lot of comic relief ooc but give a lot of characters unease in being around me, pretty volatile, like my occupation! Sorry to say I feel sorry for Harn due to his human disease. The drow are prime targets to get pushed because I'm used to being top dog. And the human is more of a play thing that I will try to intimidate because I know I'm viewed as a monster to them.


{HP 18/18 | AC 17 T13 FF10 CMD 16 | F/R/W 4/3/5 | Inish +3, Per +8} Female Elf Inquisitor 1
Harn wrote:

One and a half orcs, two drow and a human walk into a bar...

:P

Shouldn't that be One and a half orcs, two drow, and one and a half humans walk into a bar...?


Male Orc Alchemist 2

Yes, That is correct!

Anyone else want to give a character description; looks, build, features, anything special, etc... ?


{HP 18/18 | AC 17 T13 FF10 CMD 16 | F/R/W 4/3/5 | Inish +3, Per +8} Female Elf Inquisitor 1

Hmmm, Klug'Tier, I just realized you can make poison. A new reason not to slice your throat in the night!

j/k of course.


Male Orc Alchemist 2

Seems like a good enough reason!


Both Martian Level 20 invader

Sorry I've been a horrible mixture of busy and exhausted today. I will try and get some details up tomorrow before work but with how tired I am now...I may not wake until near my shift. Off the day after so we should be rolling by then.

Nice to see everyone managed to chime in. Klug, I was beginning to think you wouldn't make it. You got here just in time, congrats.


Male Orc Alchemist 2

Haha! Thanks


Male Drow Cleric of Asmodeus 2

Oh man its starting to look like my guy may end up in a leadership spot. XD

I prefer to lead from the shadows like any long lived drow so anyone want the spot.....please.

The human.....nah he would be eaten on the first day.

The orc.....nah everyone would kill him just to have some peace.

The female.......nah just a dagger to be used not followed.

The half orc.......well thats doable maybe.

I'm in deep roth dung ::facepalm::


Male Half-orc Lore Warden Fighter 2; AC 17, flat-footed 14, touch 13; HP 20/20; Init +2; Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +3; Perception +10 (+18 scent)
Klug'Tier wrote:
Anyone else want to give a character description; looks, build, features, anything special, etc... ?

Height: 6'4", Weight: 276 lbs, Eyes: Black, Hair: Black.

Harn favors his orcish blood, with a green complexion, pointed ears and tusks. His body and face are decorated with red tattoos.

His bestial appearance is quite frightening, often leading others to assume he's a full-blooded orc instead of a half-breed.

The half-orc is wearing a quality chain shirt, is fully equipped for adventuring with backpack, rope, etc.

Oh, and he has a nasty-looking spiked chain...

@ Zhimon - Have you seen Harn's Charisma? :P

Fortunately, RP among the PCs doesn't rely on numbers as much...


Male Human (Hit Points: 10/26) Sorcerer (Bronze Dragon Draconic Bloodline)-4
Klug'Tier wrote:

Yes, That is correct!

Anyone else want to give a character description; looks, build, features, anything special, etc... ?

Roughly 5 foot ten inches in height, Ollivor is a human with brown hair of medium length and hazel eyes. His garb is typical of a traveling merchant: a set of leather boots, dark gray wool breaches, a shirt of dark red adds a touch of color.

Of course, those clothes are probably a bit wet right now...


Male Orc Alchemist 2

A well built 6'8" frame with a little extra around the edges at 320lbs.

He is a deep green with purple around the nose and eyes (probably due to his work). His hair is white in a cul de sac type hair due that looks like it has never been groomed in his life.

He is bare foot with hide breeches and a loose chain shirt. More importantly he has a belt with about 50 pouches on it, assumingly full of alchemical ingredients. And lastly his weapon, a falchion with jagged edges is strapped to his back.


Male Drow Cleric of Asmodeus 2
Klug'Tier wrote:
He is bare foot with hide breeches and a loose chain shirt. More importantly he has a belt with about 50 pouches on it, assumingly full of alchemical ingredients. And lastly his weapon, a falchion with jagged edges is strapped to his back.

Thats what we call DM ammo folks. ;P


Male Human (Hit Points: 10/26) Sorcerer (Bronze Dragon Draconic Bloodline)-4

Question for the DM and spending a bit of gold. Would a scroll with a Continual Flame spell be too big a cheat? I figure it might help simplify illumination needs


Male Drow Cleric of Asmodeus 2

Ollivor why not just get a everburning torch, it only cost 110 gp. The scroll cost more and can you even cast it sense its a 2nd lvl spell.


Male Human (Hit Points: 10/26) Sorcerer (Bronze Dragon Draconic Bloodline)-4

Sure, you with your logic and stuff...


Male Drow Cleric of Asmodeus 2

<-Asmodian Priest, logic you into signing your soul away. Kinda my thing ;P


Both Martian Level 20 invader

Sorry I haven't managed to get this thing started as early as I wanted. Good crew you are, very chatty, I like.

Anyways, I have fallen ill and need to sleep, If I feel better tomorrow I will get this thing started. I have been very tired these last few days and have just yesterday become quite sick. So I thank you all for your patience.


Male Orc Alchemist 2

Looks like you need a fine Potion of Cure Light Wounds! I'd get on that if I were you!


{HP 18/18 | AC 17 T13 FF10 CMD 16 | F/R/W 4/3/5 | Inish +3, Per +8} Female Elf Inquisitor 1

No sleep for you!! But definitely feel better soon!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Xzevrra stands about 5'6" tall. She wears a light chain shirt under loose fitting black clothing, the better to conceal where she actually is. At her right hip she keeps her rapier, at her left a light mace. White eyes without pupils and long braided silver hair.


Male Half-orc Lore Warden Fighter 2; AC 17, flat-footed 14, touch 13; HP 20/20; Init +2; Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +3; Perception +10 (+18 scent)
Shanosuke wrote:

Sorry I haven't managed to get this thing started as early as I wanted. Good crew you are, very chatty, I like.

Anyways, I have fallen ill and need to sleep, If I feel better tomorrow I will get this thing started. I have been very tired these last few days and have just yesterday become quite sick. So I thank you all for your patience.

Ouch! Get better!

We'll still be here!


Male Human (Hit Points: 10/26) Sorcerer (Bronze Dragon Draconic Bloodline)-4

Get well soon, and I've updated my profile with the everburning torch as suggested.


Both Martian Level 20 invader

Okay I am feeling better and need to get some things out there so you understand how I roll.
First I want to start with new rules I have for game procedures.
Checks and Saves
From this point on I will be rolling the following myself for your characters based off of your given modifiers. I will be rolling your:
-Saving Throws
-Initiatives
-Other skill checks when applicable.
This will allow me to put more down in single posts rather than having to constantly wait on players to make checks. When a check is require, I will post your result so you can see what I rolled. I prefer my at home dice as opposed to Paizo’s oddly unbalanced dice roller. My dice tend to be friendlier at times. This should speed up progress a great deal.

If you feel a skill check is necessary for something, you must make it on your own as I will not prompt certain skill checks, this is most applicable to knowledge checks. I will no longer ask for knowledge checks, it is up to you to do so and I will keep an eye out for them and give you as much knowledge as your results merit. Some times I will ignore your checks if I don't feel it to be applicable but the majority of the time I make my posts with your checks in mind.

Now for combat. One thing I have noticed as an issue with PBP is initiative order makes things a pain. From now on I am grouping badguys and you all on the same initiative. Here’s how it works:

I will roll all your initiatives using the modifiers you provide in your profiles. You will act together at the highest results
Example.
Joe rolls 6 total
Kim rolls 15 total
Bob rolls 9 total
Craig rolls 13 total
Badguys roll 14 total.

Initiative order:
Players at 15
Badguys at 14

Holding action will not permanently change your place in the order. I will allow held actions though. Be sure and let me know when an action is held so I know you are waiting on badguys or someone else and I'm not sitting there waiting on you.

Now the order of your actions depends on posting order.
Example:
Round 1
Joe posts his action first so he goes first in the lineup
Bob Posts second so he goes second and can act according to what Joe has already done
Kim posts next and acts according to what the two prior have done
Lastly Craig finally posts and he acts according to the other threes actions
Then I do the badguys and give you the results of your actions for the round.

Round 2
This time Kim posts first so she goes first.
Bob posts second and gets to act according to what Kim has done
Then Craig posts his action
This time Joe posts last and has to act as though everyone went before him
Then Badguys go.

This will minimize action confusion as you will have a better idea on whose doing what and how you can help the encounter. This will also save me a good deal of time as I wont have to keep shuffling your actions all over the place to fit each order of initiatives.

Basically, you either go before or after the baddies.

My GM Style Rules
A bit about my style as it obviously differs from traditional DMs. I have never liked the D20 system. I use it because I don’t have to explain it to anybody and I will modify the rules a nice amount to fit my style of gameplay.

Roleplay
I am a big fan of PC and NPC interactions. All my characters have a life story. I do not put forth random NPCs with no name or history. Even if they aren’t in my written campaign. Talking to a random NPC adds them to it, especially if you choose to pursue them with questions. I will also take roll play over dice rolls if the argument or action makes sense for the situation. Especially when it comes to diplomacy. Even if you fail a diplomacy check, a good IC argument or offer will work in place of the failed roll and still yield positive results.

Encoutners
People who know me know I love no holds barred encounters. I do not believe that people will always be able to fight everything they encounter. This is because I focus on a reality view. In my campaigns there may be encounters that are too hard for you to fight. I DO NOT EXPECT YOU TO FIGHT THEM. Most of the players I have had over the years learn to gauge a foe before engaging it. I ALWAYS leave a way out of any high power encounter. I will not throw you into a battle that is too hard for you without giving you a way out. Also, not every foe need be beat with dice rolls. Think, find tactical advantages. The rulebook leaves a lot of those concepts out and hope that my players can get creative in dealing with foes. Not every foe is meant to be put down at first encounter. I like the dramatic meet the badguy when you are too weak to take him on, or the encounter that you would be in more of a survival run as opposed to fight or die. This is why I write most of my own campaigns.

Character Creativity
I am a HUGE fan of open ended games where the trail isn’t always so obvious. I love exploring and trying to find the try on my own rather than have some compass guide pointing me at it. Every time I find a unique way to continue forward I feel a strong sense of accomplishment. That said, I run my games that way. I feed my players in game info for them to record and process. This information is there to give the players an idea as to what to do and where to go. Often times, I prefer not to completely railroad my players. No fun in it for me and as a player I enjoy options. Thus I help set a goal and leave a hundred paths to get there. It is up to the players to find the one that best suits them.

Game Progression
I hate pushing my players around. I leave them and their characters where they are until they choose to move unless being led by an NPC. It is your responsibility as a player to move the story along by telling me where you are going and what you are doing. I will give you your visible options and ask you, “Which way are you going to go?” “Where are you going to go?” “Are you heading out?” “Have you decided what to do?” I love player discussion when they all sit around and discuss what to do and think about their options. I do expect that when an option is selected, the players will take the initiative and head out. Preferably the apparent leader of the party would do this.

Alignments
I’ll be blunt. I don’t like alignments. I don’t like the fact that having an alignment has such an effect on the game especially when it is nothing more than a point of view. From this point on I am throwing alignments out the window. I do not want players to be motivated by this thing called an alignment, rather on their own personal beliefs and perceptions. I am altering alignment based rules like detect evil. It will now detect potentially dangerous or hostile individuals to you or someone else. This can have the result of making a good person look evil should they attack someone else first. Regardless, I just don’t like it motivating your characters. Good people aren’t expected to fight every evil person they find. Especially when that person does not mold to the description of good and evil. I also hate how it affects class choice. So it does not. Alignment is purely philosophical. Good and evil deities are now identified as angelic or demonic and they will still preach and behave according to their descriptions. They just wont be categorized as good or evil. That is how I want to run this. If you feel your character is good or evil that's fine. Play how you think they would act or believe without having to slap a tag on them. Neutral Deities are often not detectable so I usually don't worry about it. Alignment is fine to post on profile, there are just no in game results to it unless your actions cause them.

This is the most prevalent and untraditional methods of my GM style. . This is the surviving traits of how I’ve run games for the past 12 years and may not easily change, though I may adjust them a bit to fit PBP.


Male Drow Cleric of Asmodeus 2

Cool, so when you posting the 1st gameplay post?

<-Hates waiting oh so much. Glad to see your better. ;)

Edit- ::Ninja kick to the back of the head:: Ah that was the DM


Both Martian Level 20 invader

Okay time to start posting. Gameplay is up!


{HP 18/18 | AC 17 T13 FF10 CMD 16 | F/R/W 4/3/5 | Inish +3, Per +8} Female Elf Inquisitor 1

All right, looks like it's fallen to Harn to wakeup last, become the voice of reason, end the standoff, and become party leader.

This of course will be followed with 20 levels of my trying to assassinate him and dominate a matriarchal party rule.


Male Drow Cleric of Asmodeus 2

Really I see it as Klug getting killed and the rest of the party going on with their business. Ollivor is not messing with anything and your not going to waste Zhimon sense he is used to it. XD


Male Half-orc Lore Warden Fighter 2; AC 17, flat-footed 14, touch 13; HP 20/20; Init +2; Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +3; Perception +10 (+18 scent)

Do you really want a surface-dwelling half-orc in charge? :P


Male Drow Cleric of Asmodeus 2

Truth be told I dont think anyone will be in charge. When you need to survive its just about the best person for the job at hand. I think that it will change with the case.


Male Half-orc Lore Warden Fighter 2; AC 17, flat-footed 14, touch 13; HP 20/20; Init +2; Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +3; Perception +10 (+18 scent)

Shiny! :)


Male Human (Hit Points: 10/26) Sorcerer (Bronze Dragon Draconic Bloodline)-4

I admit, I hadn't really considered exactly WHERE Ollivor had fallen from because I wasn't sure if it was one main crack or many that we all fell through but I can certainly pick a location if pressed.


Male Half-orc Lore Warden Fighter 2; AC 17, flat-footed 14, touch 13; HP 20/20; Init +2; Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +3; Perception +10 (+18 scent)

No worries! It's probably not important. I just thought I'd throw it in! :)


Male Half-orc Lore Warden Fighter 2; AC 17, flat-footed 14, touch 13; HP 20/20; Init +2; Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +3; Perception +10 (+18 scent)

G'night! I'll check back in tomorrow! :)


Male Drow Cleric of Asmodeus 2

Anyone else have Into the Darklands?

Its not cheating if I read that is it. XD


{HP 18/18 | AC 17 T13 FF10 CMD 16 | F/R/W 4/3/5 | Inish +3, Per +8} Female Elf Inquisitor 1

Hmm, if it's not, I may be picking it up tomorrow as well. As long as the GM doesn't mind.


{HP 18/18 | AC 17 T13 FF10 CMD 16 | F/R/W 4/3/5 | Inish +3, Per +8} Female Elf Inquisitor 1
Harn wrote:

"Sure thing, Xzevrra. Be careful," Harn replied, completely oblivious to the fact that the female drow misinterpreted his appraisal of her.

Trouble in paradise already! :P

Probably could've done the whole Sense Motive thing and adapted, but I figured with her way of thinking, that's how it would've gone in her mind.


Male Half-orc Lore Warden Fighter 2; AC 17, flat-footed 14, touch 13; HP 20/20; Init +2; Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +3; Perception +10 (+18 scent)

No, I liked the way it played out! :)

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