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Updated list of applications (Hope I have this all right)

Scrapeknee*- CN God of Change and Chance, Transformation and Chaos
Credere- TN God of Knowledge, Cunning, and Curiosity
Tharros- LN God of Decay, Disease, Death and Fate
Omnus- LG God of Logic, Unitiy, Culivation Assimilation
Zodaxus- CG God of Freedom, Fun, Rebellion, the Night, the Moon, and Dancing
Michazra- NE Goddess of undeath, greed, ambition
Atheos- LN god of Skepticism, Philosophy, Knowledge, Debate, Magic, Discovery
Babaki- CE God of Wrath, Madness, and Fear
Daephestus- TN God of Change, Coexistence, Hybrid Life, Acceptance and Redemption
Ishalla- CG Goddess of animals, birth, life, nature, plants, & strength (ie Natural Selection)
Thoral*-LG God of Forge, Dwarves, Mountains, and Smithing
Adriel*- LG God of Chivalry and Heroism
Wiwneas*- NG Goddess of Sky, Wind, War, Love and the arts
Xijen*- CG goddess of athletics, healing, nature, and love.
Staryth*- CN God of the Oceans & Rivers (And the life within them), Prophecy, Prosperity and Might
Xanth*- TN God of Dragons
Osoro*- NG God of Lions, Family, Polyamory and Protection
Kemzu*- LE Goddess of Trees, Sunlight, Murder and Jealousy
Cil'dr- LE God of the Depravaed, Survival at all costs

* means that the player who made this concept has presented other optional concepts as well. So far, four players have done this. Others have submitted one each


Well, some of those numbers are going to be skewed by folks 'hedging their bets' like I did. I made two CN deities, so even if I get in as a player *knock on wood* that means (Unless someone introduces one really fast) the most we'll have is two CNs

But I know that while Evil can have some rich RP opportunities, it can also be something we aren't into for a long term game (I'm playing a WotW game and part of me wouldn't mind a TPK some days ;) ) imo, of course.

We also lost one our only LE when our lady of conquest withdrew.

Still, like the GM said, no worries. She'll have the other ten gods be NPCs of any missing niches. I myself look forward to annoying Bane or Loviatar ;)


Mighty Glacier wrote:
What's the current list of applicants again? I mean quite a few have backed away, so I'm wondering if there even is over ten applicants remaining.

Sorry, I was trying to help with that and then saw something shiny and got distracted...

Updated list of applications

Scrapeknee*- CN God of Change and Chance, Transformation and Chaos
Credere- TN God of Knowledge, Cunning, and Curiosity
Tharros- LN God of Decay, Disease, Death and Fate
Omnus- LG God of Logic, Unitiy, Culivation Assimilation
Zodaxus- CG God of Freedom, Fun, Rebellion, the Night, the Moon, and Dancing
Michazra- NE Goddess of undeath, greed, ambition
Atheos- LN god of Skepticism, Philosophy, Knowledge, Debate, Magic, Discovery
Babaki- CE God of Wrath, Madness, and Fear
Daephestus- TN God of Change, Coexistence, Hybrid Life, Acceptance and Redemption
Ishalla- CG Goddess of animals, birth, life, nature, plants, & strength (ie Natural Selection)
Thoral*-LG God of Forge, Dwarves, Mountains, and Smithing
Adriel*- LG God of Chivalry and Heroism
Wiwneas*- NG Goddess of Sky, Wind, War, Love and the arts
Xijen*- CG goddess of athletics, healing, nature, and love.
Staryth*- CN God of the Oceans & Rivers (And the life within them), Prophecy, Prosperity and Might
Innovation*- CN God of improvements, innovation etc
Xanth*- TN God of Dragons
Osoro- NG God of Lions, Family, Polyamory and Protection

* means that the player who made this concept has presented other optional concepts as well. So far, three players have done this. 10 have submitted just one each.

So 18 concepts, 13 players...

And the GM will be taking 10 concepts each with a different player

At least if I got all that right


Yuugasa wrote:
Everything looking good, I'll be accepting submissions till the end of the day then posting my choices tomorrow.

Right, we'll be here at midnight!

oh fine, we'll be patient.


Loved Osoro...
Sorry to see you back out Korak

I do not envy Yuugasa; there are some very good concepts all around


Thanks for reading ye olde wall of texts above.

Other factors...
1)While the whole 'frontier brides' angle could be legit, I am actually considering making all seven women victims of swindlers who charged them a 'finder's fee', forged letters from their 'suitors' and then arranged to drop them off. When in fact, none of the folks in the PC's young nation knew they were coming.

2) Many of the concepts could have a gender flip, and the mail order brides become mail order grooms. Expectations on cooking, sewing, and other wifely duties might need to be altered to more stereotypical masculine roles (if indeed, such roles are expected for either in your setting...ignore the whole 'Can she cook' angle if your players would find that insulting and it doesn't make sense for your take on it) like farming, knowing how to build with his hands, hunting and so on.

3) Sexual orientation is presented above as heterosexual, that surely doesn't have to be the case obviously. One of the above ladies might actually prefer a wife.

4) I'm quite aware that more than one of the examples is in need of a rescue and would fall under the old 'damsel in distress' trope. That may offend some, but I was looking for plot hooks. I hope I balanced out some of the weaknesses with some strengths. For some of them, they don't need the right romantic interest to save them , a adventurer just willing to be their friend could also help them out with no expectation of romantic reward.

5) related to #1, I could see a certain NPC cleric of old Deadeye arranging the arrival of these prospective brides on his own in hope of settling everyone down and bringing (Eventually) a sense of community. How would the players react to find themselves abruptly introduced to NPC potential mates who may be looking them over as if evaluating them for husband material? That swinging bachelor bard might beat a hasty retreat in a fashion that would be amusing for the GM at the least. Or so is my hope.

Anyway, please let me know what you think (Or if in a game, what your characters might think), and if anyone wants to add on some more concepts for brides (Or grooms) please feel free.


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I may never have the confidence to try running Kingmaker myself, yet sometimes the urge strikes me. And with that urge comes ideas.

One thing I've noticed is that when you're building a kingdom, PCs often seem more willing to consider legacies and the like. I've seen some great ideas for noble brides, but it occurred to me that a young nation might have a demand for brides of all sorts.

So, as much to get the idea out on paper already as anything else, I made a few concepts and thought I'd share them.

My thought is, if I ever ran this, I'd have, sometime after the first town starts going, a demand for eligible women crop up. Ones that might be good for just flavor even if bound for NPCs instead of PCS, and each with a plot hook of one sort or another (Even if it's only a chance to show kindness). One day, a wagon would pull up, and out would step the ladies who've come here to gather husbands in a new land where they can make new lives.

Estrild Burrel- Estrild is a stocky lass in her early twenties, causing some to mistake her for fat. She's fairly strong as well, and not afraid of hard work. She keeps her brunette hair cut about shoulder length, and often puts it up when working in a kitchen or outside on a hot day chopping wood. Shes a fair cook, but will admit she's not as good with a needle if that's what a fellow is looking for in a wife. She also does hard labor as well as any man, and with no complaint, so she'll farm, lift heavy things, and get the job done. She's looking for a husband who is as unafraid of hard work as she is, and is rather no nonsense about her approach to marriage, or at least that's how she'd like folks to think of her. In truth, Estrild finds she has a weakness for flattery if she thinks its sincere. A fellow who works hard will earn her hand. A fellow who works hard, and then whispers how wonderful she is in her ear may win her heart and cause her to gush in a fashion she will blush about.

Gundred Capellarius- A tiefling woman who tries her best to hide the horns that curl on the side of her head with mixed results, Gundred is the embarrasment of the Capellarius noble family. This is an exile for her, but she's been raised all her life to believe its nothing less than she deserves. The flaxen haired woman is slender and studious by nature, finding a refuge in books that society rarely offers. Thus, this normally shy creature is most alive when discussing academic matters with someone as interested in them as she is. Gundred has been told she's probably going to end up with some country barbarian for a husband, and probably a drunk one if he can look past her tainted heritage. When she arrives, Gundred is probably in agreement that is the best she can hope for. Her self esteem, as you may have guessed, is shot. While not the best cook, she's got some skill with the needle. Her real talent is all that book learning, she's actually quite versed in more subjects than one, and multilingual to boot. A man who has education, intelligence, and a kind heart is most likely to win her over and help her see her own worth.

Isolda Capron- A gorgeous woman, Isolda Capron is shapely with lustrous raven hair and blue eyes that threaten to ensnare a man with a glance and she is aware of her charms. She knows how to sing, and dances quite well be it to a hearty jig or a more stately dance at a more formal ceremony. Alas, the young woman fears, however, she'll find no husband despite her advantages for she is barren. When her former husband discovered she could bear no child, he abandoned her. While a priest of Erastil could not restore her fertility, he did release her from her vows after a year and a day sans husband had passed, and suggest that perhaps, in these stolen lands, she might find a miracle. Isolda is not convinced her worth is bound to her womb, despite what many believe, but she knows that for some men, it is a deal breaker, and should a suitor present himself, she will be candid about her situation. She would like children, but barring that miracle spoke of, she'd likely settle for adoption. She is aware that, that flaw aside, she's a hell of a catch. Her cooking, sewing and cleaning skills are quite fine, but she's a bit fond of spices on the first, so her prospective husband better have a strong stomach for heat.

Margeria Drape- A halfling With light freckles and red hair (even on her feet), Margeria Drape stands out. This twenty five year old lass presents herself as 'the girl next door type' and is an excellent cook, able to make a man reluctant to ever pass on seconds. Indeed, she might be the best cook of the lot. She was warned there might not be many, if any, halfling men waiting for her, but claimed she wanted a chance anyway. The truth is, however, she doesn't expect to find a husband. She is using this as a cover to set up a station for the Bellflower network in this new land. She plans to 'seek a husband' fail, and just set up shop, probably serving food. The new place would become a half way house for escaped halfling slaves fleeing persecution in other lands and heading towards the River Kingdoms! Margeria shares the River Kingdom hatred of slavery, and hopes to do her part to help all those shackled. What she isn't counting on is that there might just be a handsome halfling fellow there after all who just doesn't fit in her plans, but she can't help but find rather enticing. Should he prove to hate slavery as much as she, she may just find herself falling... darn it, that's not how this is supposed to go!

Reynilda Lynge- A pretty if not gorgeous caramel haired woman of about nineteen, Reynelda Lynge is quick to praise any man of station, or wealth. Indeed, the more coin a man seems to have, the more the buxom girl hints what a fine wife she'd make to him. Though she tries to be subtle enough not to seem crude, the truth is, she is not that good at it and can come across as either too obviously brazen or only after a man for one thing. Yes, Reynilda Lynge isn't looking for a good man, or a handsome man, she's looking for a wealthy one and hopes to find one in this new frontier where entrepreneurs may abound. Any man who does marry her, and keeps her well funded, will find she spends precious little of the allowance she's offered on herself. You see, Reynilda is making payments to keep her mother and younger sister alive in Brevoy. Her mother is quite sickly, and the family was never rich even before father (Whose gambling debts put them in arears) died. Reynilda hopes to earn enough coin to send to her mother not just to make payments on their small home, but to eventually pay for a cleric's healing. She tells herself she's offering herself up as a wife, not a prostitute, but more and more she's wondering how much she's just lying to herself. She's become jaded about men, and would be startled to find one who offered to help just out of kindness sake and not for lust or greed of his own.

Xibyl Pannarius- To call Xibyl exotic would be to put it mildly. She's far from Taldor, and is of half Kelishite heritage giving her a rare complexion for the River Lands to be sure. Her nose is a bit pronounced (Something she's a touch sensitive about) but her eyes are dark with gold flecks and her lips curve easily into a smile. Xibyl is looking for a husband, but plans to take her time about it. She would prefer to marry for love, and is quite serious when she says that. She skipped out of an arranged marriage in Taldor, and left a rather rude note for both her father and would be husband that she was not a cow to be traded and milked at their convenience. She hopped on a series of ships and wagons, and just kept going west. She's really not sure how she got this far, but she's fairly sure she's finally beyond a vengeful groom's reach*. While she looks for love, she'll also be earning coin on the side, for she comes from a long line of silversmiths and is getting pretty good at it. She can be fiery and temperamental when her pride is pricked, but truly does want a man who she can love as an equal.

* Of course, she underestimates her scorned groom's pettiness. An assassin is on his way to kill her. Meaning she is (Unknown to her) a damsel in distress. When she finds this out (assuming she lives) she'll be furious

Ysabella Van Horten- This Auburn haired warrioress was once a member of a city guard. She lost her right (and dominant) arm in duty, and found the guard didn't have a need for a one armed woman as a member. Feeling useless and sorry for herself for a few weeks, a relation of hers pointed out that she was still a handsome woman and if she couldn't be a warrior, no doubt she could marry one and maybe help him out in some way. She did want to get married some day anyway right? Figuring there might be fighting men in the wilds who wouldn't mind a woman with similar interests (Even if she could no longer fight by his side regularly), the twenty three year old has her eyes out for a fellow who won't feel threatened by a woman who gives advice or at least talks shop on fighting styles and the like. Anything less, and she fears she'd go mad with boredom. She's trying to get in touch with her 'feminine side' but in truth, she'd rather drink a few pints and laugh at a tavern, or arm wrestle good naturedly than more traditional wifely duties. And she fears that'll be a strike against her. She's a terrible cook who could find a way to burn water.


Do they stay NPC classed forever, or do we get a chance for PC class multiclassing? Even commoners dream, after all ;)


Yuugasa wrote:
ThePuppyTurtle wrote:
One other question I will ask: is it possible for the people who have submitted multiple gods to get multiple gods into the campaign or is there a limit of one god per person?
One God per person I'm afraid.

Good. I'm glad of that myself and I say that as someone who submitted two. I'd feel bad shutting someone out while I got an extra. I just wanted to increase my chances of getting in with one ;)


Yikes!


I admit, even with archetypes I'm not crazy about an all bard/rogue party. A heavy Charisma one, sure, but all bard/rogue feels a bit too much redundancy


Korak The Boisterous wrote:
I'm still not certain of my choice favored weapon, I thought the design of the cane would appeal to Errolyn as each one would be a little different. Anybody have any other ideas?

My first thought was rapier until I saw you had sword cane, which was kind of like an even more posh rapier ;)


I was wondering if a dwarf style deity was going to appear. Short bearded guys need love too!


Updated list of applicants

Scrapeknee- CN God of Change and Chance, Transformation and Chaos
Errolyn- TN Goddess of Beauty, Lust, and Skill
Kyria- LE Goddess of the Sky, Conquest, and battlefield magic
Credere- TN God of Knowledge, Cunning, and Curiosity
Tharros- LN God of Decay, Disease, Death and Fate
Omnus- LG God of Logic, Unitiy, Culivation Assimilation
Zodaxus- CG God of Freedom, Fun, Rebellion, the Night, the Moon, and Dancing
Michazra- NE Goddess of undeath, greed, ambition
Atheos- LN god of Skepticism, Philosophy, Knowledge, Debate, Magic, Discovery
Babaki- CE God of Wrath, Madness, and Fear
Daephestus- TN God of Change, Coexistence, Hybrid Life, Acceptance and Redemption
Ishalla- CG Goddess of animals, birth, life, nature, plants, & strength (ie Natural Selection)


I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Holy Toledo! I don't suppose there's room for a late applicant?

According to the OP

Quote:
I will be accepting up to ten players in this game and will be accepting submissions until September 3rd.

So if you can get it done by then you've got a shot


Updated list of applicants

Scrapeknee- CN God of Change, Transformation and Chaos
Errolyn- TN Goddess of Beauty, Lust, and Skill
Kyria- LE Goddess of the Sky, Conquest, and battlefield magic
Credere- TN God of Knowledge, Cunning, and Curiosity
Tharros- LN God of Decay, Disease, Death and Fate
Omnus- LG God of Logic, Unitiy, Culivation Assimilation
Zodaxus- CG God of Freedom, Fun, Rebellion, the Night, the Moon, and Dancing
Michazra- NE Goddess of undeath, greed, ambition
Atheos- LN god of Skepticism, Philosophy, Knowledge, Debate, Magic, Discovery


Updated list of applicants

Scrapeknee- CN God of Change, Transformation and Chaos
Errolyn- TN Goddess of Beauty, Lust, and Skill
Kyria- LE Goddess of the Sky, Conquest, and battlefield magic
Credere- TN God of Knowledge, Cunning, and Curiosity
Tharros- LN God of Decay, Disease, Death and Fate
Omnus- LG God of Logic, Unitiy, Culivation Assimilation
Zodaxus- CG God of Freedom, Fun, Rebellion, the Night, the Moon, and Dancing


Tanner Nielsen wrote:
Korak The Boisterous wrote:
When not caring for willingness gets tossed out there, I question the good of this god.

As you should. I wanted Omnus to have blue and orange morality. Like the Tau'va, or Benevolent Borgs. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated... and you will experience happiness like you never imagined. You, your children, and your children's children will never know war, or strife, or hunger, or disease. Your life will be spent in the service of others, as they will serve you, in a grand waltz of synchronous cooperation.

To clarify, people who join Unity are not turned into drones. The Unity simple "prunes" those thoughts and feelings from a person that are selfish and destructive, and grants them empathic connection with others in the Unity.

I have to admit, it sounded a lot more like a really nice Lawful Neutral or even a self deluding Lawful Evil to me as well when I read about willingness not being required.


Updated list of applicants

Scrapeknee- CN God of Change, Transformation and Chaos
Errolyn The Ever Shifting- TN Goddess of Beauty, Lust, and Skill
Kyria- LE Goddess of the Sky, Conquest, and battlefield magic
Credere- TN God of Knowledge, Cunning, and Curiosity
Tharros- LN God of Decay, Disease, Death and Fate

I hope we have at least one player try for a good guy/gal among the divinities.


Talk about ending on a high note. Nice art!


So far it looks like we have these put forward...

Scrapeknee- CN God of Change, Transformation and Chaos
Errolyn The Ever Shifting- TN Goddess of Beauty, Lust, and Skill
Kyria- LE Goddess of the Sky, Conquest, and battlefield magic
Credere- TN God of Knowledge, Cunning, and Curiosity

A couple of dynamic "You'll never be bored with us around" neutral types, and one "Am I the only one who knows how to get things done around here? " evil type if I'm reading this right :)


Question, is there a particular shared origin for these gods? or restrictions for how a god can come about?

For example "I was once a mortal- I got better" or "Well, when a mother and a father god love each other very much..." or even "I made myself." etc?


If it can be said, what clan is left?


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Great. Now I want the Dragons to be organized like the mafia....
Now playing theaters, The Wyrmfather

"You come to my lair, to ask of me a boon, but you do not ask it with respect..." ;)


I'm going with either a halfling bard or celestial sorcerer. I wasn't the biggest halfling fan, but their plight in Cheliax has me see them as the underdogs in this by quite a lot.

Second runner up would definitely be a human cleric of a non lawful god. Asmodeous has a lot of fans despite being a sexist slaving #####, and I think it's about time another god (through his her beloved agents) gave him a good black eye. This is my chance to see that happen. :) Of course, clerics face some challenges at blending in, and a lack of skills, but still... it should be anything but dull.


Well, I think I'll go either halfling core bard or celestial sorcerer for sure then.


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Yeah, glad they've stop putting the halflings in the back! Stop oppressing hair footed short people, you human centric posters!

;)


GM Niles wrote:

I just read the Hell's Rebels players guide....wow I'm super excited for this one. Almost as much as I was for Iron Gods...maybe a little more actually.

IF/when we wrap this campaign up...that would be the one I'd run next as I'm not really interested in Giantslayer or Hell's Vengeance really.

I like everything I've been hearing about it as well. Given how oppressed halflings are in Cheliax, while I'm not sure about the class, I'm leaning towards that for the race.


Okay, those are some of the smilingest rebels I've ever seen on that cover there. :)


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Myself? I'm losing my hair so have considered shaving it bald all the way, some lady friends have asked that I don't so I haven't taken the plunge yet and may never.

As to what I prefer on the ladies? I think 99% of the female population looks best with long or at least mid length hair... but its their heads so :)


"It is said that the people are revolting."- Count De Monet
"You said it! They stink on ice!"- King Louis XVI, History of the World Part 1


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A group of four children, ages 10-13, try to slip in to get in close to the heroes/nobility. While friends, they each have their own agenda for doing so.

Admark Spence is here because his sister begged and pleaded wanting to see a wedding as it would be 'so romantic'. The thirteen year old is pretty sure two orphans like them aren't going to get treated well if they get found out, so he's sneaking about in the shadows looking for an out of the way place to watch from that won't get them noticed. Of course, this suspicious behavior might get him in trouble if he's caught by the wrong person. Should anyone make a move that he sees as a threat to his sister, he'll rush between them and her with a protective fierceness that belies his years.

Alucia Spence is Admark's younger sister. The eleven year old lives in poverty, but has kept a surprisingly hopeful heart that all will get better for her brother and she... one day. She has a very idealized notion of weddings among nobles, seeing them as done for true love as well as duty, and if there isn't love between the groom and bride ...well, maybe true love will happen to them as the years go by? Her brother has her waiting in a shadowy spot while he looks for a location to see with, but should a ribbon or other decoration fall to the ground, she may try to pick it up just so she'll have something to remember this wonderful day by. Of course, she might get labeled a thief by those quick to judge.

Narz is only 10 years old, but as he's a half orc, that means he's actually on par with the others. Where the Spences are staying out of sight, Narz has (after 'borrowing' some decent clothes from a line) cleaned himself up, and is pretending he belongs there as he sells small bags of rice and other 'fertility grains for the bride' to anyone who buys his story. Narz is a bit of an opportunist, has a decent bluff score for a lad his age, and is pretty sure that anyone coming to a wedding like this can afford to spend some coin. This is his big chance to make (to him anyway) a small fortune. That said, should any of the other three get in trouble, he'll abandon his profiteering and try to think of a way to cause a distraction to help them escape.

Xalvia Foxgrove isn't there for the wedding, she's there to see if she can find someone that's willing to teach her the arcane arts. The twelve year old girl wants, more than anything, to become a wizard instead of a seamstress like her mother (and her mother before etc). If she should see anyone casting what appears to be an arcane spell (as much as a 12 year old girl can tell) she is likely to present herself before or after the ceremony and explain why she would make an ideal apprentice.


James Jacobs wrote:
Ridge wrote:
Hopefully in addition to Kintargo, we can liberate Pezzack. I've read Towns of the Inner Sea. That poor place needs help.
Hell's Rebels won't got to Pezzack. But when you're done and your PCs are 17th or 18th level or whatever... they can certainly go help Pezzack then!

Thanks for the info...

and yes
That would certainly be an interesting "Oh, while we're ticking off the powers that be anyway..." side quest ;)


Hopefully in addition to Kintargo, we can liberate Pezzack. I've read Towns of the Inner Sea. That poor place needs help.


ZanThrax wrote:
You're not the only one Ridge. One of the only things I don't like about Golarion is how often it goes to the Lovecraft / horror in general well. I like a bit of Lovecraft flavour in my fantasy from time to time (it fits really well into Mummy's Mask, for example), but there's too much of it in Golarion, and having an entire AP about it doesn't appeal to me at all.

Whew. Not just me then. :)

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for those who are big Lovecraft fans. This should be right up their alley and make them very happy campers. But this is the internet and I think I'm under some sort of contract to express my opinion on something every ten minutes ;) So it's not for me.
BUT...
as there maybe more accompany setting books that go into the other parts of the world in more detail, I think there will still be a silver lining in this (from a selfish perspective). I know Distant Shores will becoming out, looking forward to that one. This makes me think it won't be alone in filling out the world beyond the inner sea.


Justin Franklin wrote:

During the Adventure Path Q&A seminar, The Strange Eons Adventure Path was announced! This will follow the Hell’s Vengeance AP and will be available August, 2016.

This will be a very Lovecraftian themed AP. Focusing on the Old gods.

Will have amnesiac players.
Will involve a lot of travel.
Dreamlands may be explored, meeting famous authors of books, such as the necronomicon, etc…

Back matter will have a lot of lovecraftian details.
Will explore new continents in Golarion!

I must be one of the only five geeks on the planet who is just not that into Lovecraftian stuff.

That said, the exploration of new continents ? That I like, a lot.


Adam Daigle wrote:
3.5 hours until the announcement.

Thanks for the heads up!

It's like a mini new years eve
or waiting to see a stork launched


John Woodford wrote:
Galt also seems nontraditional, as would something political involving Taldor & Qadira. Maybe something involving Five Kings Mountains and a great huge dungeon crawl to defend against an incursion from beneath? The deaths of five of the Seven Patriarchs of the duergar seems like an AP setup waiting to happen.

That would be awesome.

But I thought the rumor was that James hates dwarves to the point where he hunts them down, shaves their beards, and then gathers large groups of elves to laugh at them?

It was on the internet, so it must be true ;)


magnuskn wrote:
Jade Regent has an entire module set in Kalsgard and surroundings.

True, but Jade Regent seems about passing through as opposed to being chiefly focused on the Nordic. Then again I haven't played it, only heard about it so maybe I'm being unfair.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Galt!!!!!

Preferably in the style of Dumas and Orczy! I want the musketeers meet the Pimpernel kind of vibe if they do this. Intrigues! Romance! Action! Fancy lace cuffs! Starving waifs! Scary blades that give way too close a shave! Men being chased for bread stealing across the countryside! Outrageous accents and vicious taunting!

Okay, maybe don't overdo the accents and taunting.


One of the best games I've ever been on on these forums was based in the Linnorm Kingdoms so I'd be all for this.

There really are so many directions you could go with this
A kingmaker type game where you strive to carve out a section for yourself in the old way of slaying a Linnorm
An attempt to take back lands from the Winter Witches (Which mixes nicely with the first option)
Reverse that, the Winter Witches break through and our Ulfen heroes must play pretty severe defense if they want to hold on
A civil war of sorts between Kings
The classic ancient mcguffin is found and that which was sleeping is on the move again because of it etc

Playing Axe-Catch with Bjorn Tu'bevyld!


SoulDragon298 wrote:
Also, you might be wondering why I'm not just posting in a campaign's recruitment thread. Those threads intimidate me as there are lots of applicants and I feel as if I won't get chosen due to the amount of people applying.

It can be intimidating, particularly if you end up in the mood for a particular class or race only to find over half the applicants seem to be in the same mood. I mean, it's one thing to go "I'm in the mood to make a fighter" when others are all pushing for arcane types, but if you run into a thread that already has 12 other fighters, 8 Barbarians, 2 cavaliers and a ranger in a pear tree? It can make you wonder if you have a chance.

Still, if you can accept that you're likely to get overlooked more often than accepted but keep trying, odds are eventually you'll get in.

Also, there is a stickied thread in the recruitment section you might want to look at called OPEN AP APPLICATIONS FOR PCS TO JOIN AND GMS TO RECRUIT! If you haven't seen it already. Lots of competition, but at least the GM is looking for you


Rob McCreary wrote:
Unfortunately, Cheliax may get a little payback on the Bellflower Network in Hell's Vengeance...

Booo hissss

;)


Well, that art is amazing I'll say that. And while I'd prefer things sooner rather than later, at least it appears its still on its way.

I definitely want to get at least up to #3 with my group


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James Jacobs wrote:

Halflings will be a factor. ** spoiler omitted **

Woot! Thanks for the response! And good to know.

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Hell's Rebels is about a LOT MORE than just how it sucks to be a halfling in Cheliax. That's part of the big picture, but not nearly the whole thing.

Oh, no complaints about that, I am just glad that part isn't being overlooked. I'm not the biggest fan of halfings compared to others usually, but I will say the setting has done a wonderful job of making me feel for the little guys. And yeah, I think they're due a little payback on Cheliax ;)


It's a great setting and and a good book. I would love to see maps of some of the cities some time. I have a particular fascination with Carpenden. It's populace sounds lovably insane.... setting a historical dispute by bombarding each other with over ripe melons just for the honor of wearing a red hat?
Fun! :)


Somewhere in Cheliax, a halfling is getting kicked in the side just for casting a shadow on one of his 'betters'. Somewhere in that devil corrupted heap of a nation that has lost its way, a slave half the size of those who hold her against her will, is watching her children being sold and traded right in front of her eyes. In every town of this cursed country, the word 'slip' is spat with hate, or delivered with a casual unthinking presumption of a status of non-person upon another sapient being. Lashes crack on all too small backs, and chains maybe used to bind the ankles of furry feet so freedom is that much harder to run to.

Let's face it, it sucks to be a halfling in Cheliax. But they're not, by any means, passively accepting of their fate. The Bellflower network grows its gardens of passage to get as many halflings smuggled to Andoran and other safe nations as possible. Halfling clerics hold secret prayer groups to help keep their flocks from losing all hope, and covertly risk spreading word that not all gods are dark ones, and not all favor human injustice over halfling freedom. Rogues and sneaks take the slurs cast about them and turn them into points of pride as they pick the "good Cheliaxian citizens" clean in order to help their own. And who knows? Perhaps the seemingly faithful servants who prepare the food of Cheliaxian nobles, or even offer expert shaves, perhaps some of them are merely waiting for the time when they can put something more in the soup, or cut more than facial hair.

I'm really hoping the AP has a strong Halfling element in at least one of the parts of it. I'd love to see at least one NPC with the Bellflower network who either asks the PCs for aid, offers it, or both. I'd like to see the PCs make choices on whether their rebellion is to include halflings as well as humans despite it possible costing them the support of those Cheliaxians who believe in human superiority, or if they'll pay the cost of pretending all those small folk don't exist in order to placate hatred in the now for some political advantage.

If one of the Powers That Be wants to chime in and hint about how much or little attention the halflings as part of the non-citizen citizenry will get in this Adventure Path, I'd love it!

But whether they do or not, are any Gamemaster types going to be bringing up this element for their own take on it? Do you have any suggestions on what the Bellflower Network, the few free halflings, and halfling slaves as well might do when suddenly a rebellion starts up in one Chelaxian city?

How would you make them a factor, if you are going to at all, that is?


Oh, I forgot, but the AP Reign of Winter starts in the village of Heldren , I'm not sure it's a typical Taldor town by any means (And you don't stay there long before whisking away far north) but it might be worth looking into.


Hollow's Last Hope introduces folks to Falcon's Hollow in the Darkmoon Vale area of Andoran. Falcon's Hollow is not a nice town, but if you want the very definition of a fixer upper... there you go.

It's also updated in Towns of the Inner Sea

Which, by the way has some awesome towns period even if it's not a module or AP :)


I think I'd really like to second the suggestion someone made for Oppara. Taldor needs an update anyway, and a detailed city book would be a wonderful way to incorporate some of the changes.

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