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Cabe and Barundar, please amend your profiles to reflect your combat stats, initiative, saves, Perception, etc. as the other 3 players have done. Thank you. It makes my job much easier.


Thx for update.


Barundar and Cabe, please try to stick to the once a day minimum post (at least on the weekdays). Otherwise game slows down. Thanks.


Bear with me: the first part of the AP is a bit railroadish with the party participating in the contest and the subsequent investigation. I will try to make it flow as natural as possible.


The Gameplay thread is up! Link


Still missing traits and equipment from Cabe and spells memorized for the day, if different from those in profile. Everyone else seems pretty much done.

Morti, the AP opens out at a Hopeknife ceremony in the center of town. You can start by knowing Barundar, who has just arrived in Trunau 2 days ago and is staying at the Ramblehouse. He has yet to schedule a meeting with Agrit.

Falric and Elisen have been away for a week on an expedition to visit a possible site of magical activity in the nearby mountains. Unfortunately, Elisen detected no magic or presence of artifacts and you both return to Trunau just in time to arrive for the Hopeknife ceremony, a momentous occasion for the town.

Cabe, you just want to be at the ceremony because you know Sara will be in attendance.


Ok, thank you for your answers. Living with Cham is fine, Falric, as is the Sanctuary, Morti.


Barundar, what was your FC bonus on, assuming Fighter is your FC?


Morti, what was your favored class bonus?


Barundar, the dwarven chain flail is 2-handed...wondering what the 2-weapon fighting feat is for?


Just waiting for our cleric to make an appearance. In the meantime, please formalize your applications as Morti and Falric have, with the basic stats and AC and saves and initiative and perception available at first glance, as that is a time saver for me.

Also, do you want to know each other before the game starts? You don't have to be best friends; just might have seen each other passing by in town. The two dwarves have the giantslayer scion trait, so you might be cousins or related somehow, if you wish. Elisen and Falric hail from Varisia, so you two might know each other. Up to you guys.

How long have you been in Trunau? Do you live there? If so, with whom? Alone? Think about these questions and post answers. I will be reviewing your profiles to make sure they conform with point buy, etc.


Okay, here we go. I know I am going to disappoint a lot of you and I want to thank you for your submissions: you really made the process quite difficult and as someone said, you could really pick a number of parties. Well, without further delay, the selected players are:

Elisen
Cabe
Morti
Falrick
Barundar

Please report to the Discussion thread. I will be back if someone drops out or fails to appear. Thank you again.


Welcome to those selected! Let's have fun and enjoy the PbP experience. Please finish your characters and feel free to ask any questions.


Selections will be posted shortly.


Updated list of applications:

Bjorn - Human brawler
Sir William - Human cavalier
Lumina - Human cleric of Iomedae
Elisen - Human arcanist
Dunwell - Human investigator
Pandora - Human fighter
Little Ben - Human druid
Falric - Halfling bard
Xanios - Half-orc alchemist
Liam - Half-orc druid
Barundar - Dwarf fighter
Quesprin - Half-elf wizard
Varrish Windson - Half-orc ranger
Cabe - Human cleric of Torag
Gerold - Human investigator
Windle - Human psychic
Finjit - Gnome sorcerer


I have sufficient number of applicants to make the final cuts difficult so will advance the application deadline until tomorrow at 6:00 pm EST to apply. Thank you all.


Sir William Raltias wrote:

just bringing this up, are we using Background skill?

I'm not sure if this was mentioned in the thread before or not.

Already answered in thread. Yes. :)


MrWixi wrote:
Jack Daniels wrote:

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Classes: No summoners or 3rd party stuff or psionics.
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This would be my first PbP if I get in, but curious about this class line. When you say no Psionics, are you referring to the 3rd party book, or anything from Occult Adventures? I see the term banded around a lot in reference to one or the other.

3rd party.


Okay, here are our applications so far:

Bjorn - Human brawler
Sir William - Human cavalier
Lumina - Human cleric of Iomedae
Elisen - Human arcanist
Dunwell - Human investigator
Pandora - Human fighter
Little Ben - Human druid
Falric - Halfling bard
Xanios - Half-orc alchemist
Liam - Half-orc druid
Barundar - Dwarf fighter
Quesprin - Half-elf wizard

Incomplete profile:
Varrish Windson
Cabe - Human cleric of Torag

If I missed anyone, let me know.


Jesse Heinig wrote:
@Jack Daniels: So Mr. Daniels, how do you feel about guns in your game?

Firearms are emerging and fine.


Barundar Hammerfist wrote:
Jack Daniels wrote:
Barundar Hammerfist wrote:
The crunch for the alias is done! Well...almost done. Just got to finish his gear selection. One more question I'd like to ask: would you be alright with me making Councilor Agrit a relative of my character, a cousin or (maybe preferably) an aunt? Or if not a named NPC, perhaps another unnamed dwarf living in Trunau?
Yes, Barundar, as others have done, you can tie your background to any of the named NPCs in the Player's Guide.
Awesome. Thanks! I thought of one more question I wanted to ask if you don't mind indulging me. I'd like to take the Glory of Old dwarf trait but it specifically calls for the dwarf to be from the Five Kings Mountains. That's a long way from Trunau, though, so would you allow Barundar coming from Janderhoff instead and still using that trait?

Sure, Barundar. I am sure all the dwarf mountain clans have their legendary heroes.


Barundar Hammerfist wrote:
The crunch for the alias is done! Well...almost done. Just got to finish his gear selection. One more question I'd like to ask: would you be alright with me making Councilor Agrit a relative of my character, a cousin or (maybe preferably) an aunt? Or if not a named NPC, perhaps another unnamed dwarf living in Trunau?

Yes, Barundar, as others have done, you can tie your background to any of the named NPCs in the Player's Guide.


I appreciate all the interest thus far!


Barundar Hammerfist wrote:

Dotting for interest; this is the alias that I would post from. It's an old one, so the profile is blank, just have to rebuild him. I do have a couple of questions, if I may:

1) How many characters are you looking to recruit for this AP?

2) What sources are we allowed to use? I've honestly always wanted to build a dwarf who specialized in the dorn dergar, or chain-flail, using some feats found in the Dwarves of Golarion supplement. Is using that as a source allowable?

Barundar, I posted earlier I would take 5 players. Your source supplement is allowed.


Sure, we can do background skills. Thanks for applying, Luc. :)


Ah yes, always forget something. :) The recruitment will close on 9/11 at 6:00 pm EST. I am looking for 5 players and care more about personalities and story than party roles. Thanks for the interest. Oh and a post a day at a minimum is your commitment.


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Well, I find myself with some time on my hand (I am currently playing as a player in only one PbP, mind you it is 20th level!), so why not take on the Giantslayer AP? Who doesn't love killing orcs and giants? Of course, it reminds me of Against the Giants trilogy. I previously tried this AP on these boards with an all Dwarven party but it fell through on the alternate dwarf intro before the party even reached Trunau, so will stick to the AP as written this time. I have been involved with RP games for over 20 years now and over 3 in PbP.

If you're interested, here are the character creation guidelines after your read the Player's Guide:

Level: Characters will be starting at 1st Level.
Attributes: 25 point buy but no stat under 8 after racial adjustments.
Hit Point Generation: Max at 1st level and average+1 after that or risk my roll for you.
Classes: No summoners or 3rd party stuff or psionics.
Races: Core races only.
Alignment: No evil.
Starting Wealth: Average.
Traits: Everyone will begin with one campaign trait and two other traits of their choice.

What I am looking for, besides consistent posters, of course:
Give me some background on your character and his/her ties to Trunau (personality, appearance, motivations, etc.) incorporating the responses to the following questions:
1. Who do you care most about in Trunau and why? What ties do you have to Trunau?
2. Why, with your amazing attributes (be it Strength, Dex, Int, Wis, or Cha), do you choose to remain living/working in orc lands, risking death every day, when you could be living in Katapesh, Korvosa, or any other city or land?


Race: Human
Origin: Taldor noble
First Class Path: Brawler (Shield Champion)
Second Class Path: Paladin
Third Class Path: Inquisitor (Preacher)
Mythic Path: Marshal
Secondary Mythic Path: Guardian
Main Role: Melee combat, face with NPCs, leader-type, set up allies for devastating strikes
Secondary Roles: Buff allies with auras
Campaign Trait: No rest for old man (malleable)

Character sheet and history coming soon.


GM, when you say characters are Mature, do you mean Middle Age with penalties? Thanks. Almost finished the mechanics of my Shield Champion/Paladin/Inquisitor character. He is going with the Marshal Path.


Dotting...I am thinking about a Brawler (Shield Champion)/Paladin/Ranger combination.


My life got unexpectedly busy after I initiated this campaign. My apologies to all but I cannot continue at this time.


Still here guys. I am just out of town for Labor Day weekend. I am really interested in game and not going to leave you. Tuesday this will pick up full throttle. Thank you for your patience,


I have not abandoned ye. Just hard work week. Hope you are still interested.


Thanks, had great time!


Gameplay thread is up


That will be up tomorrow. I wrote it at work but left it there. :)


Okay,recruitment is over and time to post my selections before I change my mind again. I was overwhelmed by the interest you have all shown and the great concepts I read. Thank you all for your applications. Unfortunately, I have to go by gut instinct and can take only five. The players selected are:

Varren Durensen - Paladin (Stonelord) (Orphaned)
Kurag Urlot - Ranger (Horselord) (Vexing)
Janek Frrarson - Sorcerer (Artifact)
Jalnara Steelhand - Druid (Giantslayer)
Ingra Forgeheart - Cleric (Artifact)

You may report to following Thread: Discussion

Thank you all.


Welcome, let's try to make this an enjoyable experience for all. Please finalize your characters, equipment, etc. as needed, for my review. You can introduce each other, if you wish. As I stated, I have an alternate start in mind for this AP, so bear with me and I will try to keep it fun.

So whatever your characters were about to do (leave citadel/go search for missing family/seek vengeance/adventure/etc.), you were interrupted when you received by messenger a summons to meet at the private chambers of a local guard captain at noon. Out of respect, you decide to appear. With that in mind, you can post in the Gameplay thread.


Updated List of Applicants (with less than 24 hours left):

Regiwal Meadaxe - Bloodrager (Untouchable) (Student)
Ulstarr Copperblood - Bloodrager (Artifact)
Varren Durensen - Paladin (Stonelord) (Orphaned)
Duran Copperhelm - Brawler (Wild Child) (Dragonfoe)
Rundar Hokarr - Ranger (Infiltrator) (Dragonfoe)
Kurag Urlot - Ranger (Horselord) (Vexing)
Lira Stormgem - Hunter (Primal Companion) (Orphaned)
Khizgir Marrowstone - Monk (Zen archer/Quinggong) (Orphaned)
Holgar Hammerfist - Unchained Monk (incomplete)
Janek Frrarson - Sorcerer (Artifact)
Urre Burdina - Metal Wizard (Artifact)
Dindae - Arcanist (Elemental Master/Unfettered)(Student)
Meadin Grayskin - Duergar Inquisitor (Student)
Torak Ironmug - Warpriest (Forgepriest) (Orphaned)
Eberk Torunn - Cleric (Incomplete)
Ingra Forgeheart - Cleric (Artifact)
E-Terah Deepheavy - Oracle of Stone (incomplete)
Jalnara Steelhand - Druid (Giantslayer)
Odryk Brukdnslagsun - Investigator (Student)
Morabyr Stonesinger - Skald (Student)
Berek Steinhart - Rogue (Rake) (Giantslayer)


Yes, alternate dwarven racial traits are fine.


Player's Guide Link


I am interested, some type of barbarian I am thinking. Will work on it tonight.


Updated List of Applicants (errors fixed):

Regiwal Meadaxe - Bloodrager (Untouchable) (Student)
Ulstarr Copperblood - Bloodrager (Artifact)
Varren Durensen - Paladin (Stonelord) (Orphaned)
Duran Copperhelm - Brawler (Wild Child) (Dragonfoe)
Rundar Hokarr - Ranger (Infiltrator) (Dragonfoe)
Kurag Urlot - Ranger (Horselord) (Vexing)
Khizgir Marrowstone - Monk (Zen archer/Quinggong) (Orphaned)
Janek Frrarson - Sorcerer (Artifact)
Urre Burdina - Metal Wizard (Artifact)
Dindae - Arcanist (Student)
Torak Ironmug - Warpriest (Forgepriest)(Orphaned)
Jalnara Steelhand - Druid (Giantslayer)
Odryk Brukdnslagsun - Investigator (Student)
Morabyr Stonesinger - Skald (Student)
Berek Steinhart - Rogue (Rake) (Giantslayer)


Cuan, I didn't download the playtest when it came out and it's not available now, unless you have a link.


Complete applications so far (more or less):
Morabyr Stonesinger - Bard (Skald) (Student)
Varren Durensen - Paladin (Stonelord) (Orphaned)
Rundar Hokarr - Ranger (Infiltrator) (Dragonfoe)
Khizgir Marrowstone - Monk (Zen archer/Quinggong) (Orphaned)
Kurag Urlot - Ranger (Horselord) (? campaign trait)
Regiwal Meadaxe - Bloodrager (untouchable) (Student)
Janek Frrarson - Sorcerer (Artifact)
Urre Burdina - Metal Wizard (Artifact)
Duran Copperhelm - Brawler (Wild Child) (Dragonfoe)
Torak Ironmug - (? class) (Orphaned)
Odryk Brukdnslagsun - Investigator (Student)

Need Kurag's campaign trait and Torak's class (fighter?)
If I missed anyone, let me know.


Miteke: This game is based on an AP. You should familiarize yourself with the Free Player's Guide, which has the campaign traits: Player's Guide


Quick note:

I have been reading the backgrounds and enjoyed them very much. I was internally debating an alternate start to this AP. For anyone familiar with the AP, it starts with a murder investigation for the first couple of levels and I just don't see a dwarven band of adventurers playing detectives for a human town. Thus, I am starting the game in Janderhoff. For those who have already submitted backgrounds, be willing to tweak your background to reflect this, if chosen, rather than starting your character in Trunau. For those who have not yet submitted applications, keep this in mind. For any characters who selected the Native of Trunau trait (I think only 1 or 2), feel free to change it. Sorry for the extra work. :)

Oh and just my two cents, but not every dwarf has to be an outcast! Part of what is great and unique about dwarves is their love of clan, family, and unity.


rorek55 wrote:
sorry, that slipped my mind. Easy fix though.

I wasn't directing my comment solely at you, Rorek. Varren and Khizgir also violate character creation rules. :)


I will reiterate it one more time only regarding stats, even though it is quite clear in character creation rules: maximum 18 and minimum 8 after racial adjustment – no more than one stat under 10. If your character does not abide by these rules, he will not be selected. :)


I am happy for the interest.

Responses to questions:
1. Black Dow, yes you can take additional traits feat
2. Cuan, will have to see the final version when it comes out to make that call
3. Paladin Baha, no, strictly dwarves.
4. Rorek, there will definitely be downtime. Please adhere to lowest stat of 8 character creation rule.

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