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Rise of the Runelords (Slow Game) (Inactive)

Game Master MayDay

Current Map Link Will Be Here...

Catacombs of Wrath...



It pains me to see so many good players missing out on games for lack of GMs and because many games move so fast. So I'm offering Rise of the Runelords to 5 players. Campaign features:

1. Slow post rate: I as DM will post once every 48 hours. This is for those who can't find a game because most move so fast!(and because my wife is going to be having twins in the next month or so!) Players will have my email address so they can check my pulse, but it will be a slower game.

2. Books: Core Rule Book Characters only. Twists might be considered if the group okays it and I have access to any special rules associated.

3. Selected Players will move to the discussion board for cooperative character building. No need to post your stat blocks for selection!

4. I'm extending Personal invitations to:

a. Mousestalker
b. Nylissa
c. Vuvu aka miniGM - although I'll be honest i'm intimidated by
you. I think you are a good GM! (Absalom's gambit)
d. Edward Sobel
e. Dread

5. If the invited don't show up I'll take auditions... witch voice: answer the following questions three! Normal voice: Invited, I'd love
to hear YOUR answers to:)

A. What's fun in an encounter/adventure/campaign?
2. Did you like Monte Python and the Holy Grail? If so please give me your favorite quote...
C. What do you do if your DM botches up the rules?

My style:
1. Non-linear. I like to throw out hooks. The party always knows which one is the main story, but I'll DM you into Abbadon if that's where you want to go.

2. I don't fudge the dice for the sake of story. I'd rather go ahead with the TPK and then we just adventure in the afterlife. I like the
illusion of a real world.

3. My biggest influences: Zork, Fabled Lands books, Fighting Fantasy books. That's right, I'm a child of the '80s.


Well to answer thee those questions three....

0.A.: Sir Robin
A-2: encounter fun is when there are options besides run up and hit it with my weapon
A-B: adventure everything as long as there is a sense of completeion and it builds on character/party development
A-5: campaign - fun is when the entire campaign serves a purpose - an overarching common goal but also includes a series of smaller accomplishments. as well as a story that builds on the ideas of each party member's history to give them each a sense of accomplishment.

2: Blue or should I say the entire script

C: African or European rules? Go with the flow for the moment and present the opposinge view /rule on a sidebar later for future reference (unless the botched rule causes a character death/removal from the game in which case I whine as per Munchkin rules thenaccepts the fact that I need to make another character which is conviently my last character's identical twin and wants revenge) in seriousness though pretty much all differing views can be handled with respect and conversation and compromises can be done.

Well there you go my answers. I will be playing a character that has 6 stats as opposed to the normal six generated using a predefined system of someone elses design.

I intend to play a class that contains both a base attack ability and a defenceive stat of some sort.


I'm so in.
Except I'm heading out.
So I'll reply for real when I get back.


Nylissa wrote:

I'm so in.

Except I'm heading out.
So I'll reply for real when I get back.

This post made me smile. Thanks!


I will apply. Maybe I will get lucky. Been tryin to get in a RotRL that actually lasts...

1) Honestly, it depends on the game, and my mood. Sometimes, the most fun thing is to interact with PCs/NPCs, sometimes I am totally in the mood to kick the crap out of some bad guys and that's most fun.

In all the games I've been in, I have yet to encounter a dragon, or higher level outsiders. Would love to do that at some point.

2) Very much so!! I've even seen Spamalot on Broadway. Favorite quote? "I was turned into a newt. A newt? I got better!" ...

I used a variation of this, which I think was "I'm starved to death/I got better" at a Ren Faire once, and caused the guy I was talkin to crack up laughing.

3) I kindly point out the mistake, if its a real serious one. If its nothing major, and didn't mess up the game any, I let it slide.

My biggest influences: Comics(Marvel and Top Cow mostly, with pre New 52 DC as well), David Eddings Belgarid and Mallorean, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, and life. Some of the most random things might find there way into my game, as a DM or PC, if I can make them fit logically, and in theme.

Andoran

I thank you for the invite. Im flattered. I am now in a RotRL game and dont think itd be fair to others to take up a space here when soooo many want to join one.


I'm finally part of the in crowd! So Yay! Go me!

Thank you.

I'll get something together in the morning.


A. What's fun in an encounter/adventure/campaign? Adventure, travel, romance, giants, dragons, pirates and combat. I am enormously fond of the Lord of the Rings, The Princess Bride and the Deed of Paksenarrion.

2. Did you like Monte Python and the Holy Grail? If so please give me your favorite quote... "On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place."

C. What do you do if your DM botches up the rules? Accept the result, then send a PM to discuss it for future occurrences. Nothing sucks the life out of a game more than a protracted rule discussion. Discussing it either in the discussion area or in a series of PMs means that the game doesn't get slowed down. In any event, this is a game. We do not know each other. There is no need for drama or heat except in character, in game.


This is one of the nicest recruitment posts I've seen. Not really kissing up, well... maybe a bit. But, it is!


A. What's fun in an encounter/adventure/campaign?
Overall: The not-dice part. I love rolling me some dice, but in whatever context, they are the bones. The meat is the story telling that goes around it. The rest of the answers assume that.

Encounter: Something other than a showdown between munchkins. Roleplaying! Drama! Unbelievably awesome battles! Stories to tell my character's grandchildren!
Adventure: A story that moves me, goals I can believe my character believing in. Challenges. Development of plot and character. Roleplaying! Drama! Unbelievably awesome battles! Stories to tell my character's grandchildren!
Campaign: A real narrative that feels like it matters, whether it's finding the village idiot's lost goat or saving the universe from an invasion of demonic alien jellyfish. Roleplay... bah, you know the rest.

2. Did you like Monte Python and the Holy Grail? If so please give me your favorite quote...

Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
And gallantly he chickened out
Bravely taking to his feet
He beat a very brave retreat
Bravest of the brave, Sir Robin

C. What do you do if your DM botches up the rules?

Tease him about it until he cracks under the strain and is dragged away in a strait jacket. OK, usually, I try to stop before that. The game is supposed to be fun, people screw up, stuff happens, get over it. If there's a disagreement, I want to be heard, but not spend half an hour at the table debating it. It's the DM's call in the end. If six weeks later, I can point to a rule where it clearly says he botched it, I expect him to say "Oh, yeah, sorry. Next time we'll get it right. Did you see that video of my dog eating my shoe?"

If it results in character death, I want a moment of silence, and compensation in the form of at least one awesome magic item for my next character. The game is supposed to be fun, people screw up, stuff happens, gimme a keen falchion, get over it.


stormraven wrote:
Nylissa wrote:

I'm so in.

Except I'm heading out.
So I'll reply for real when I get back.
This post made me smile. Thanks!

Watch out, you crazy bird!

Smiles are contagious!
:)


Would be in but it looks like its probably full :(

Anyway, the questions are fun so...

1. What's fun in an encounter/adventure/campaign?
Strong relationships between PCs, between PCs and NPCs and between players... And kittens. Lots of kittens

2. Did you like Monte Python and the Holy Grail? If so please give me your favorite quote...
Yes.

Then thou shall cut down the tallest tree in the forest with...

...a herring!!

3. What do you do if your DM botches up the rules?
Point and laugh


That "slow" post rate of every other day will double, maybe triple when the twins arrive! Dude, get ready, 'cause you're life will never be the same after that (which is a great thing!). And early congrats!

So, I'm dotting for interest and to answer your questions:

1. What's fun in an encounter/adventure/campaign?
Lots of combat and party cohesiveness - simple stories on the surface which turn out to lead to deeper adventures.

2. Did you like Monte Python and the Holy Grail? If so please give me your favorite quote...

You're mother was a hamster, and you're father smelt of elderberries!

3. What do you do if your DM botches up the rules?
Assuming he/she apologizes and makes it right, I just chuckle and move on. Has happened to me a hundred times.


Dread, thanks for giving others the opportunity. I’ll catch you in another game.

Mousestalker, "On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place." I was SO happy they decided not to go to Camelot! It did look silly. I’m glad you are excited about the game. I’ll do my best to make it fun.

Nylissa I love what you said about ‘stories to tell my grandchildren.’ I’ve got a friend who tells a hilarious tale of playing a high level barbarian with a magic axe which, as he puts it ‘killed a lot of baddies and did a lot of things for me.’ One day he decided to plow through a prismatic wall thrown up by an evil sorceress (2nd edition I think). He got through three or four colors before his dice rolls went south and he crumpled to the floor dying. Desperately he begged his fellow PC buddy to administer a healing potion, but when his ‘buddy’ walked over he just reached down…AND STOLE THE AXE! My friend still laughs about it 15 years later!

Hedgeknight, dude don’t scare me! I already feel like that noodly 96 pound kid standing on the side of the wrestling mat waiting for his first high school match! No seriously, I’m ready. Kids are life’s biggest blessing. I have these two ugly rocks on my desk that my three year old found in the mud one day. She gave them to me with a kiss telling me they are ‘moon rocks.’ They may as well be diamonds to me.


Okay, so with the bow outs and the new entries, I’d like to move the following awesome players to the discussion board for Character creation.

  • a. Mousestalker
  • 2. Nylissa
  • c. Edward Sobel (although I don’t really understand your post about stats…sorry is I missed humor. I have ADHD! I think we are looking for clear posts in the game)
  • d. Monkeygod
  • e. Hypmenopterix, just cause you posted before hedgeknight and because I also like kittens…


not to worry was rambling anyway.

I usually am pretty clear in game anyway.


DM Owlbeard wrote:
Hedgeknight, dude don’t scare me! I already feel like that noodly 96 pound kid standing on the side of the wrestling mat waiting for his first high school match! No seriously, I’m ready. Kids are life’s biggest blessing. I have these two ugly rocks on my desk that my three year old found in the mud one day. She gave them to me with a kiss telling me they are ‘moon rocks.’ They may as well be diamonds to me.

I have some of those "diamonds" stashed around my back room and my office too. Never get tired of looking at 'em.

Good luck with the game - I might lurk a bit.

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