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I found this, but the domain appears to have expired. Not sure if that's an oversight or a sign that Sinister Adventures is defunct.

Interesting! And it gives rise to the presence of an interesting NPC... maybe just in time for meeting the PC, too. The evil wizard dynamic might need some work due to her history with him, but it's a great idea.

I'd love to hear any more ideas anyone might have!

KFRO players stay out!:

I'm running a semi-homebrew game in which the PCs are going to discover that there's a link between the elves of Faerûn (1345 DR) and the Sidhe/Unseelie of legend, and the campaign is going to revolve around that and an Unseelie invasion. I have one elven PC, a star elf, who was enslaved from birth by an evil wizard in the Moonsea. She escaped him by joining the Church of Shar (in my version of the Moonsea, the Dark Gods (led by Bane) more or less rule, in that they are worshipped largely unopposed), whose main purpose in keeping her is to avoid adding her power to the Brotherhood of the Cloak, a guild of mages who are supposedly under their control, but in reality are a faction that vies with the Church and the nobles of the Moonsea. The PC doesn't know anything about who she really is, or where she came from, or how she came to be enslaved.

I've decided that star elves have an even closer link to the Sidhe/Unseelie than the other elves of Faerûn, but I could use some input for interesting ideas as to who this PC should really be, or how she ended up enslaved from infancy. She shouldn't be a Sidhe/Unseelie herself, as I have special plans for them, but... I'm kind of ramming my head against the wall when I try to come up with new ideas. Total brain burnout. Can anyone help me?

I always think of asking the forums about 3 seconds before I need to get to sleep. Please don't be offended if I don't respond to great ideas right away!

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The Alkenstarian wrote:

A GM who isn't capable of planning for -any- group, regardless of class/race/species/gender composition, is either inexperienced (which is fair enough ... everyone needs to learn), or simply not trying hard enough.

"I don't want evil-aligned characters in my campaign" has become a soft, cushy pillow for a lot of GMs to hide their face in. But being a GM is about preparation, it's -meant- to be a challenge and it's meant ... at times ... to include the surprising and unexpected.

Gee, thanks for clearing that up for us. I guess 47% of DMs out there aren't worth their salt.

I don't think TrustNo1, or anyone else, has to justify not wanting to deal with certain alignments (or anything else) in their games. The DM is there to relax and have fun too, not just to work overtime. If they have a vision they want to share, it's fine to say "no thanks" and pass. If you don't like the games available, run the game you want to see. Trying to browbeat the DM into changing the rules because you don't like them? Not so fine.

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Thymus Vulgaris wrote:
Snorter wrote:

For a truly epic thread, join two epic memes together, into one super-thread.

"Was it right that I was kicked out of the group, for eating the host's marzipan?
It's not my fault; I couldn't read the label, and wouldn't have known what it was, even if I had."

Can someone enlighten me in regards to the other meme?

I'm interested to hear of this as well. I've just amused myself with rereading this thread, and I need more entertainment.

War Jack wrote:

The home brew I'm working on is fallen empire destroyed by druid terrorists, that have left civilization clinging to the mountains where it is safe. Looking for airships as a means of transport between the mountains. I'm looking at a clockwork race similar to warforged from Eberron that was created to help carve this place of safety. Guns, investigation, and political upheaval will be the name of the game. Plus, I like the idea of my heros being more Indiana Jones, than King Arthur for a change. I've been thinking of morphing the Alchemist into a gunpowder mage, or doing the same thing with the magus.

-War Jack

Your campaign ideas interest me and I would like to subscribe to your adventure newsletter.

Revised sheet for Thondain

GM, I sent you a PM a while ago - just making sure you don't miss it.

Thanks for the advice, GM Sarpadian. I'll have a look at the archetypes available and see what I can do, and I'll address the racial traits on the sheet once I've found a good archetype.

GM Sarpadian wrote:
Understandable. No, I'm aware of it, but there are a few characters ahead of Brondain in line. I should have feedback for you by tonight, depending on how long the others take.

Ah, excellent. Thanks for letting me know!

Is my submission okay, GM Sarpadian? Just wanted to make sure my post wasn't lost in the shuffle.

Here's my submission: Thondain Bokreran

One more dot for interest! Yikes, I'd better get building so I don't miss the deadline...

I considered doing it between modules 1 and 2 as a quest to turn Nualia from evil by rescuing her child, which had survived. I decided against it primarily because I just didn't have the time and energy to write up an adventure in addition to the ones I was running, and none of the published things for Kaer Maga seemed to suit what I needed with minimal changes. But if you come up with a way to work it in, I'd love to hear it!

Here's Kyzrak with his own alias.

Whoops, I overlooked that sicas are exotic weapons. I chose Mark of Slavery as a drawback, but now I'm wavering between Ludus Learning for the sicas, or just giving Kyzrak shortswords/ and going with Sex Symbol, which sounds much more amusing coupled with his lack of wisdom. PP, if I did the latter, would you consider allowing the use of Dex instead of Strength for that trait?

Okay, here's my bid:

Kyzrak Zverlokanth:

m drow fighter (possibly either a two-weapon warrior or a weapon master) 1 CN
hgt: 6’7 wgt: 120 lbs
eyes: solid red
hair: white
age: 120

STR 13
DEX 17
CON 10
INT 13
WIS 10
CHA 12

Long-limbed, lithe and lean, in the arena Kyzrak wears a balteus dyed a blood red that matches his eyes and stands out against his black skin, with a heavy leather manica and greaves of the same color. He saunters over the dead and dying with twin sicas in his hands, his white hair caught back in a leather tie and a sardonic smile of amusement on his lips.

Kyzrak suffers from two afflictions: he was born male among the drow, and he has a tendency to find everything quite amusing. Amazingly agile though he is, he was unable to twist his way out of having smirked at the wrong moment during his house's devotions to their demon lord. Fortunately for him, his less than serious attitude is coupled with good luck, and he was merely relegated to the arena to amuse those he had found amusing. As it turned out, it was the perfect place for him; at the low cost of having to kill anyone they set him against, he gained relatively safe room and board, and the chance at an adoring audience and great renown. Who could ask for more?

With no particularly devoted religious leanings, Kyzrak makes offerings to whichever demon lord he feels might look favorably on his current actions; often, this is Nocticula or Andirifhku.

Elven, Undercommon, Drow sign language

Intimidate +5
Knowledge: dungeoneering +5
Perception +2
Sense motive +1

Auctoratus (race)
Diamachaerus (campaign)

Two-weapon fighting
Weapon finesse

balteus + hvy. leather manica
twin sicas

I'm thinking of a male drow fighter or monk, details to follow... once I've read up on those demon lords. Those amazing traits really draw you in!

I am really enjoying the reasoning laid out for the tech/magic level in most games. +1, and dot for interest.

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Misroi wrote:
Nualia's story is definitely tragic. I'm not sure what's worse: the majority of the tables that ended up killing her, the minority of tables that got TPKed against her (thus dooming Sandpoint), or the very tiny minority of tables that subdued her and took her back to town to be incarcerated in Habe's Sanatorium for her own good. There's never really a good outcome for Nualia, no matter what happens to her.

In my pbem game, our paladin of Sarenrae, who had a backstory as being a childhood friend of Nualia, did a kick-ass job of roleplaying trying to redeem her... and it worked. Though one player appears to have bailed on the campaign because he wanted her to be more hardcore Evil-evil, and the other characters aren't really all that happy about leaving her at Windsong Abbey to repent without a heavily-armed guard, the paladin's player told me it was his favorite character moment/event ever, which I think is all worth it. So, SOMEtimes there's a good outcome for Nualia. :)

After the party spent a month babysitting Nualia at Windsong, though, I'm having winter be slow in arriving because a barren cornfield is not nearly as iconic a battleground.

In my face-to-face game, the party slaughtered Nualia without a second glance. T_T I foresee the same thing from my second pbem group. (Yes, I run Runelords a LOT!)

3 and 4 sound like a lot of fun. I'd especially like to put the hero back in heroing.

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GM says: The friendly NPCs abruptly tie you down and are immune to all your attempts to escape or reason with them.
GM means: You are going on the damn quest the NPCs just gave you, no matter how incredibly suicidal and illogical it sounds. And you'll like it.

GM says: The NPC that refused your bribe immediately responds to the same bribe given by another NPC, who shows up to save your bacon... again.
GM means: I never bothered to tell you this, but you're just extras in a campaign I'm really playing with someone else, where the NPCs in your game are the PCs in mine.

OK, they're a bit odd... but on the other hand, they actually happened.

Awesome. Dot!

I'm interested and tried to make an account, but my antivirus program flagged it as a phishing URL and won't let me proceed.



When I go to look at The Order of the Stick comics, I keep getting bounced back to this page: Is Paizo no longer selling these, or is there some other problem?

Dot for interest in the subject.

Landon Winkler wrote:

I'd personally tend towards "M6" (using the mythic rules to extend E6), but E6 really works pretty well right out of the box.

This is interesting. Thanks for the link!

Woohoo! *confetti* PM on the way!

YG is just a convenient spot to archive messages and files pertaining to the game. If you send emails to the group, they're automatically sent to everyone playing and archived at the same time, and people can go back and reread the story. Also, you can post your creation documents and images of the characters and maps and whatever. I run my pbems off YG in combination with a website (just because I like using websites - they aren't really necessary when running a pbem) and regular email PMs for notices only some players get, and while the new NEO interface is annoying compared to the old interface, I haven't found anything else online that's as useful for pbems.

I can send you a link to my groups if you're curious?

OK, last post before I get some sleep:

Aziel Charbonneau:

female tiefling fighter 1 CG

Appearance (pending closer evaluation of her equipment):
With dusky skin, flowing black hair and eyes the color of burnished gold, Aziel has the kind of sultry good looks that would turn heads - if they weren't accompanied by razor-sharp teeth, the curling horns of a goat, and a long, sinuous tail. Aziel seems to take people's double-take at her in stride. Her smoky voice is generally tinged with sarcasm, but she's deadly serious about her weapons, as is evident by their immaculate state. She bears a scimitar and a pistol as well as a dagger in either boot.

Born in Beaumont to simple farmers, Aziel had to work hard to fight her way up the ranks when she volunteered to join the army of Danor. That made it hurt all the more when she was forced to flee the country after a deadly accident involving a superior officer during a brawl. To avoid being court-martialed, she fled to Risur, where she took up the only profession she knew: that of a soldier.

As is typical of Danorans, Aziel is passionate and fond of good food, good wine and good company. Unfortunately, she can't afford the first two, and the fear most feel for tieflings outside of Danor denies her the latter. Somewhat embittered by her circumstances, Aziel nevertheless has a dark sense of humor that allows her to be philosophical about it all. Hard-drinking in her weaker moments, she feels guilty about what happened to her superior officer during the fateful brawl, and seeks to make amends in her own way. Forever tinkering with her gun, her curiosity and willingness to take risks has singed her more than once, but never badly enough for her to take the lesson to heart... or perhaps she's simply too stubborn.

Edit: Yay! DM, i.jason is awesome. A boon to any game. If karlprosek also shows up, you will have a duo of EPIC PBEM ROLEPLAYING MASTERY.

Hmm. The Gunsmith theme feat (The Man With Two Guns Is God) is looking interesting. The more I think about it, the more I like the fighter/gunslinger idea.

I'm thinking of a tiefling fighter/gunslinger, a hard-drinking, hard-hitting woman who would be the meatshield of the party, with the aforementioned theme feat. More detail to come, if this idea is all right?

I may be up for this - meatshield is about my speed. A question first:

How will you be dealing with the emails? Using Yahoo Groups, for instance?

WOOHOO! *pumps fist in the air* Thanks!

3rd level, 25 point buy. We have a website with more information on character generation.

I'm not sure that Torly would be a good fit for the party, as the second module of the AP is partially set in a big city. I'd also like to see a stronger reason to go adventuring with the Heroes of Sandpoint. If he has a hard time trusting people, why would he stay with the party? I'd like to avoid "lone wolf" types of characters.

Still interested with this character.

If you'd prefer PBEM to PBP, I'm running a Rise of the Runelords PBEM that has a slot open. If you're interested, you can look here. (Though the characters are currently lvl.3, not 2. Have to update that.)

Happy gaming!

Yes, Kaddok is a human (Shoanti).

Just so you're aware, this is a play by email game, not play by post.

We do have a slot open if you want to make a core class character.

Hit points for Kaddok:
Level 1: = 12+1+3 (Toughness)= 16
Level 2: 1d12 + 1 ⇒ (6) + 1 = 7 round up to 7+1=8
Level 3: 1d12 + 1 ⇒ (12) + 1 = 13
Level 4: 1d12 + 2 ⇒ (7) + 2 = 9 +3 for new Con bonus, +1 Toughness = 13

Total: 50 hps

There's the Throne of Night series coming out. I seem to recall some adventure about helping dwarves (something about herding beetles?) by delving into the Underdark, possibly in Dungeon, but I'm afraid I can't remember it's name. It wasn't The Chasm Bridge in 101, or Zenith Trajectory in 102 or Sinkhole in 103... but as you can see, there ARE adventures set in the Underdark (or at least, underground). I hope you find one you like.

PirateDevon wrote:
Sorry about that Rotolutundro, I got it but I spaced on the response. (But I had looked at your barb so he was in the running) but I appreciate the follow up.

No worries, I spaced on the level you wanted, myself. In the process of fixing it now.

Edit: Done, at least I think I caught everything.

Hey DM Devon,

I posted you a private message a day or two ago, but I don't know if you got it? I'd like to submit this fellow.

LOL I'Daiin! XD

Deadshot: Sent you an email.

dathom: That sounds a lot like our old cleric! I think you'd make a good fit for her. I'll send you a PM.

Currently we're looking good with two clerics. There could be room for one more character, if I like the story enough. ;) Otherwise I'll shut down recruiting soon.

Deadshot: Durriken sounds interesting. Seems like a good candidate, but I'll leave recruiting open for a couple of days; I wouldn't mind up to 6 players.

dathom: Only core classes, as mentioned. Perhaps you could repurpose Andrezi. What sort of flexibility did you have in mind were you to take over the Shelynite?

We've lost our cleric of Shelyn, and I'm looking for a replacement or two. Someone willing to create a cleric, or play the old cleric, will have special attention paid to their application.

Currently we have a Shoanti barbarian, an elven rogue who will soon multiclass into wizard, and a halfling bard. The party is halfway through the first module, and currently in town, so able to meet up with newcomers.

Just a concept/background is fine at this point - don't bother statting up a character. No evil characters, please. Core races and classes only.

Excellent. I've sent you a PM with contact info and links, in case you haven't seen it.

I think a ranger might fit with either group well enough. If you pick the first group, yes, you'd have to wait for them to emerge from the catacombs, but that shouldn't take long. Max first-level cash +300gp.

If you pick the second, you could conceivably meet them right away, more or less - I'd have to talk to you privately about the possibilities.

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