Due to Real Life concerns, one of the players in my Jade Regent PbP has been forced to step aside and I am looking for a player to fill his shoes.
For those familiar with the basic plotline of Jade Regent, the party has just finished Brinestump marshes and (I assume) Will soon be on their way back to Sandpoint. Our new player will be introduced as part of the caravan north to Brinewall.
The Kaijitsu family has long been a part of Sandpoint's history, but for as long as Ameiko Kaijitsu has been a part of Sandpoint, she knows little about her family's past before.
When her friends discover a clue to her history, Ameiko gathers together her closest allies and sets forth to rediscover her heritage. Marking the beginning of a Quest that will take them across the world and could save - or damn - an Empire.
Thematically this game owes a lot of inspiration to a few different sources, primarily Kingmaker and DM Barcas' "Kingmaker" and his "Kingmaker of Korvosa" PbPs. (Both awesome reads for any looking to lurk! I highly reccomend it)
I am looking to develop my DMing into a more narrative style and will be expecting the same from my players. Expect a lot of conversation, both between PCs and NPCs. I will be giving experience based on Roleplaying and combat will most likely only be 50% of the game. (sometimes more and sometimes less, depending on the adventure. More often than not it will be less.)
Current Party Composition
Listed below are the current players classes and their campaign traits, to help you all with your own character creation.
An Oracle - Childhood Crush (Shalelu)
An Inquisitor - Childhood Crush (Ameiko)
A Fighter (Two Weapons) - Younger Sibling (Shalelu)
An Archaeologist Bard - Best Friend (Ameiko)
- Start at Level 2
- 20 Point Buy (Read Below)
- 1000 GP to purchase Starting Equipment
- 2 traits (Read Below
In yet another idea I'm thiefing from DM Barcas, we'll be using a 20 point buy, with a bonus of 2 points for having one non-neutral alignment axis and 3 points for having two. (Thus, N gets 20; LN, NE, CN, NG get 22, LG, LE, CE, CG get 23.)Dump stats are not appreciated and will need to be justified in character. I am allowing all books from the core ruleset (Core book, APG, Ultimate Magic, Ultimate Combat,) other Paizo sources will be allowed with DM approval. just check with me about anything else.
- A note on races and classes: Keep your location in mind. That isn't to say that those starting in Sandpoint can only play characters that are stereotypical of that region, but if your want to play a Tengu Ninja, your backstory had better reflect why your in a small Varisian town.
- You may select two traits for your character. One of these traits MUST come from the campaign traits listed in the Jade Regent players guide. Applicants are advised to keep the traits chosen by the current players in mind, as that may be a factor in who gets picked.
If you have no prior posting experience, that's fine. Everyone started like that at some point. I may ask for a writing sample.Take your time to craft a really good application! The more you immerse your character in Golarion, the better.
I highly recommend tying your background to one of the key NPCs listed in the Player's Guide (Sandru, Ameiko, Koya and Shalelu,) I honestly will not accept a character that hasn't done so.
I may be asking questions of everyone (Some more or less than others, don't take that as a sign of anything) to get a good idea of each character and give everyone the best chance I can. My plan is to keep this open until Friday, however I reserve the right to accept a player ahead of time if I really enjoy their application and think it would be a strong fit. The reason for this is that I'v seen just how good applications of Paizo's boards can be, and with only one available slot I already know there will be players I will be unable to choose even if I want to. So put your best foot forward!
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I look forward to what you all come up with!