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This is a interest check for a silly idea I had, if I get the players and something like a working game set up, my hope is to have a short one off and see where we go from there.


"The emperor protects Mr Frodo sir"
LoTR Vs War-hammer 40k

Is a one shot game.

The idea is simple.

The setting of Lord of the rings, the events of the book underway.
They are out in the far reaches of the Galaxy knowing nothing
of the empire of man or anything outside thire world.

Mean while in the Imperium of Man an exploratory ship with a Explorator of the Adeptus Mechanicus [Tech-priest] has just translated into orbit. Is following up a report of a newly found world way out in the middle of no-ware. This World maybe of strategic importance in fighting a suspected Tyranid sub fleet in the area. with him is a hastily cobbled together troop of Space Marines from an number of chapters, Sisters of battle and Imperial guard who in the rush where recruited to assists the Adeptus Mechanicus in this urgent matter. The objective of this mission is simple.

1:See what the world is like and asses it for inclusion into the empire.

That is it.


So there is the idea, you don't know when in the LoTR story arch you will hit planet, you don't know where as well. That's up to me.


Making a PC

Now All the LoTR NPCs will be pathfinder rules based, so I also need a means to shift you war-hammer 40k PC idea also to Pathfinder.

This then I think will be the hard part, the good news is as I am one sick puppy, players state the game as.

10th level gestalt Pcs

Where One side of your PC MUST be a Fighter with guns or
Gun Slinger etc.

The other side is up to you but NOT, you have ALL got to be Lawful
and you must not take any class with none divine magic.
So for librarians etc us clerics/paladin/Inquisitor
with law Domain and faith is Cult of the Emperor.

for psykers use psionics-unleashed flavored to The Cult of the Emperor

Ki is ok but be careful.

Anything that may be seen as having the tint of Chaos and your PC may be shot on the drop ship.

Races I will use RP and creating-new-races Be careful what you pick, find other players find it heretical or mutant your PC will be shot on sight soon as you show it.

[21 point buy

Imperial guard = Human + 12RP [Can't buy up states] [18 point buy 1:1][+3 more free feats at 1st level]
Space Marine = Human + [21 point buy 1:1][+Large][+advanced Template]
Sisters of battle = Human +8RP [+2Dex/+2Int/+2Cha] [25 point buy 1:1]

Weapons, we can hammer out.
Your will ALL be proficient with all advanced weapons you PC
would be used to.

All PCs will also be using the honor sub system where as the NPCs will be using HERO POINTS system.

Yes that is right, where you felt you had the upper hand now you know this is not going to be that easy.

Some Interesting stuff on WH40k conversions


Game play, I fully expect this to be a blood bath, so if you get squeamish at the typed word blood or detailed posting of the blood and guts that will be spilled in the dark distant future then this is NOT the game for you. How ever if you would really like to see what Rivendail looks like once a group of Space Marines pop in for tea and crumpet then this is 100% the game for you.


So lets chuck around ideas and see if this thing has legs.

Where we talk rules and OOC stuff like the weather.

Where we talk rules and OOC stuff like the weather.

Where we talk rules and OOC stuff like the weather.

Where we talk rules and OOC stuff like the weather.

Atop a Hill is a hotel like no other.

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Rosa Luminass's "Hotel Resurrection". The place where drinks are cheap, the Rooms are clean, the talk is free and all are welcome.

How you got here, well there are as many ways as there are steps to be taken. Some get interrupted on thire way to the bone yard, some just open the wrong door. Some dream and find themselves in a whole new life. Some find a token that takes them some where safe.

No one knows just how or when it came into being. But that know it know that take the right turn and you get get there.
The "Hotel Resurrection" in its own little Well not really little Pocket Dimension. From the outside it looks like an old rundown Inn, siting in woods on a hell top. But inside its has rooms a meany, they say every faith has a room somewhere, rooms above and below ground. They say vaults dark red with heat like the Hells and Sky rooms high in the storms air. Rooms made to order. They say it even has a pool with water slides some place. The main bar has staff off all kinds. waiting on your table. The Bar is run my most of the time by Smegly, a kindly half giant who well sort you room and what ever you need. He will also book you a 'SIM' room, that is a magic room where you can try out your fighting, show off, sleep for the night. Try out that new bow or Blow up a world, any thing you want. You can't die at the "Hotel Resurrection" no matter how hard you true. You can also switch on the viewer so friends in the bar can see you having fun.

So ask Smegly, he will book you in and off you go. Costs, Don't worry it get added to you tab.

As for the owner of "Hotel Resurrection" the one known as Rosa. They say she was once a god and walked away form the Job. How a god dos that who knows. They say she won this place on a game of Battle ship with death. They say she is the sister of the lady of pain, what ever that means. Could be, truth is no one has a clue who or what she is other than she is big scary and likes a cigar now then then.

Her place, this place Its a place to come and chat, drink and talk over ones life and dreams. Pop into a Sim room and have a fight, drink or what ever.

A bit about what this is all about. Ok 1: I'm a bad GM, yep I am, I'm ok with the story telling and setting up plots but when it comes to Fights, rules and number, My brain dies. Just falls over and runs away. So I have started games here and time and again, just run form the time need to do the math work. So A game with out fights. OK. Next old PCs. How often have you made a great PC and thought, RATS!! not picked and waited for another game just like it to have a go playing that PC. Well here is your chance to Resurrection that PC and come meet others, EVEN book a room and have a little fun. This idea is simple, no long campaign just a place to Meet, chat and have small bits of RPG FUN. I will set up NPCs. There are three ways you can play, 1: Just come in a meet who is there. 2: Book a sim room for some small bit of RPG fun. 3: Become an NPC working as staff. Recruitment is always open and I will pop in from time to time to check things. In the SIM rooms you can be your own GM, or a group can pick one as a GM. The Rules is simple NO LONG Games, you can cut pits out of other campaigns and just play that. No need for the whole set up thing or payoff. If your a crater then come and sell your wares. All are welcome.

1: Be NICE, or your out. Its that simple.
2: Your PC can never die, so PvP and simrooms for FUN only and done always in SIM room and with BOTH sides in PVP agreeing to it.
3: PC Creation, this is hotel Resurrection ANY ALL Paizo and 3PP is allowed. You have PCs you have made so bring them in, there is no limit to how many you want to stay in the "Hotel Resurrection".
4: PCs, not gods, sorry, just like the lady of Pain in Sigil Rosa will take a dim view if a god walks in. Epic find, godling find, full god no can do.
6: Tech Level, emergent guns, no modem or high tech sorry, this is a 100% fantasy setting, I may call them sim rooms but they are in fact just magic rooms.
7: To have a PC enter "Hotel Resurrection" just post in here, with the alt, and Ill sign it off. IF its not TO Daft and mad, like a PC with an Army filling the Bar etc.

Note: I am dyslexic sorry about the, well you know.

Your Johnny Panic.




Then... a breath... breathing. The familiar, yet somehow unusual feeling of air moving in and out of lungs. And sound. Other creatures breathing. As eyelids part, light rushes in...

The Library {Table 2} [Discussion]

The Library {Table 2} [Closed Recruitment]

This where players Chaitty Chat about OOC things.
Gags Jocks and all round fun.

This where players Chaitty Chat about OOC things.
Gags Jocks and all round fun.

Location: The Throaty Mermaid
Time: Evening, about 8:30
Weather: Windy and wet for this time of year.

The Throaty Mermaid, A classic dock side tavern, in the more seedy part of Port town. Know for its cheap ale, experience imported spirits, the fact it lets orcs, Goblins and Tifelings in the place. As Old blind Tom likes to say about letting just about anyone in to the place. "Bleeding Coins as good as anyone's"

On the door a Butter and Miss Flowers, two male Minotaur bouncers, Butter is your typical 8' tall Minotaur with a very large Axe and evil look and drunks get thrown out on their butts. Where as Miss Flowers is also 8' tall with Axe and a dress. He, sorry she, will come over as ask you nicely to stop fighting or what ever and then thrown you out on their butts. It is an unwritten rule and a very good idea NOT to ask a cross dressing 8' tall Minotaur with a very large Axe, why he's are a cross dressing 8' tall Minotaur with a very large Axe., or once could find out just how big that axe really is.

The tavern, has a second floor, around the bar is a balcony from which doors can be seen. Stairs lead up to a very fat woman, half orc buy the looks of her, This is the realm of Big Betty, Old Blind Toms wife, and mistress of the working girls who hire her rooms. Its always a bit of pot look who you get in one of Big Bets rooms, as she is not every good with numbers and gets rooms mixed up. But one number she never forgets and that is the 10 gold it takes to get past her and to a room. What the lady in side charges you for what every you do in there is no ones business but your own. But its 10 gold to peek at the wares. Butty has a soft voice and a very big stick, its always a good idea to show her respect.

Down below there is a bard platform, behind a chicken wire fence. Many bottles have been know to be thrown at bards who did not please the clients. A nice warm fire and all around the lowlife on port town. Cut throats, Pirates, Sell swords, Spell throwers and even a group of real scum!, layers, sit at one table, all in suits, drinking white wine spritzers and talking the client billing.

There is a doll like form to one side, buy her stands a stunningly attractive an large Female half orc, the half Orc waves you over.
Seems there may be work to be hand.

Table 2 The bad Guys

This is semi closed to players who made PCs and where not picked for this thread.>>>

Please see this recruitment thread.

The space was vast, high overhead stars sparkled,

On a sea bluff stood a woman, by her side to small drones giving off light. She stood looking out of the artificial sea. The waves broke on the beach far below. Close to her rested a transport pod.

There was a shimmer behind her and figures came into being.

She turned and recognised two, there others where unknown to here.

::"The committee has meet Da Qill, they have agreed to allow you to initiate your action plan in that sector of Divinity space. It is felt it will aid to have a new front there and it may, may just work."::

She smiled to herself, well this is what the wait had been for. Years of planning, years of having her Proxy working away studying the cultures and words. Finding the minds that wanted the same thing, that could see a way past the way things where for them. Or just wanted more, some even know how they where trapped.

::"Thank you, I will inform my proxy, and support, what do you offer, a ship, fleet full incursion?"::

The Aviator of an AI she knew well looked at her.

::"Minimal, they only agreed if you can get this done with as little support as possible, This has to be done under the noses of the grater Divinity. Its way they liked your plan over some others. We'er playing the long game here as you well know and they want Deniability. Once you hand over it will mean a mind wipe, I'm sorry."

She nodded, she was going to do that anyway. It would not be the 1st time or the last. What she was good at why they let her come up with ideas like this was the fact she was happy once done to have it removed form her mind state.

::"Understood, well thank you all for coming and letting me know. My only wish is that once this is all over one you come and tell me how it worked out."::

::"Its the least I can do Annarra"::

Then they winked out of being, She looked over at the sea once more.

::"Ship, link me please to my proxy"::

The wind blow and darkness rolled on, She walked home soon after happy that her walk as good and thinking of her next painting.

This is where payers and GMs will chat on how this may work.

This is a close recruitment based on the work done on the

Dawn Of The Material Plane

Expanding is setting and restating what the starting point is.

Three GMs are in place with myself being the prime GM.

This is an on going project, to work out means using the pathfinder system where by a war on the gods themselves can be undertaken.

The starting point for this game is level 18 up, with Mythic coming in when needed.

[This game is for invited players and GMs only, the resin for this is so that experienced gamers who can show they are able to makes and run 18th level + PCs in a group setting can be shown and entrusted.]

Hi I made an acount on here and I have been locked out of it for a while.
The Email address I used is now dead and I cant reset the password as I cant get an email from it.

Any one know how I can get that fixed.

Yes I know I posted under this one, when I got locked out I made a new account, but my old one is linked to my Pathfinder society PCs

Silver Crusade

All things come to an end.

Silver Crusade

This is where we talk

Silver Crusade

Hi this is an intarest check for a game I may wish to GM, Given feed back here. I have an idea,
I don;t GM often as my bad spelling drives most nuts. Note I post a lot and have a very active imagination so expect stuff you want get in other games.
Now that all being all said, what is the game about.

This is Psionic game, in part or whole, Magic classes will be discouraged and you will find out why. Anything NOT specifically magic no longer works, you can be a mage but none of your spells, magic items etc works any more. ALL dead. All divine magic the game, But Ki, Psionics and other 100% none magic powers and ability's DO work. Just so you know before you read on.

The Setting
One day, a Tuesday mid winter to be precise at around 3pm all magic on Golarion died, it just stopped in an instant. There where screams from outside and bells tolling, Bindings collapsed, flying mages and magic craft fell out of the sky, One magic armor and weapons just stopped being so, magic intelligent items went dead. Clerics could no longer talk to the gods or use their gifts. The Animated undead just fell to down next to goloms and constructs. Whole magic races just ended, magic SU EX stopped, summoned things popped out of existence, Summoners cried, Mages wept, Clerics begged. But all for-nothing. In the north of the lands of the Linnonrm Kings just in the north Mountains, sits the Temple of the mind. A monitory and school for the mind mages, its monks and teachers helping the gifted to learn their skills and powers. The Small town below, holding a trading houses for the northern caravans. Its here the PC will begin the Game, one week after the Death of Magic. There is scope to play all manner of PCs and types.

I will start buy out lining PC build and needs, Its simple in a way as the loss of magic makes what you pick a lot simpler. Later I will outline Game play rules, and background info I would like form players.
But for now have a think.

So the three steps

Step 1:

The Ten-Minute Background:

In an attempt to get all the information I need to create stuff from character backgrounds without having to continually push for information, I am asking that you create backgrounds the following way:

Step 1: Write 5 background and concept elements that you feel are important to your image of the character. These can be a concept overview, a list of important life events, a physical description, a personality profile...whatever you need to get an image in your mind. 5 is just a minimum...more elements are encouraged!

Step 2: List at least two goals for the character. At least one of these goals should be one that the character has, while another should be one that you, as a player, want to see developed over the course of the game.

Step 3: List at least two secrets about your character. One is a secret the character knows, one is a secret that involves him but that he is not actually aware of yet. This will help me in creating plots that center around your character. I will also be creating a third secret which you as a player will not be aware of, so expect some surprises!

Step 4: Describe at least three people that are tied to the character. Two of them are friendly to the character, one is hostile. If you like, you can include an enemy of yours here as well, so I have an instant NPC nemesis to throw at you.

Step 5: Describe three memories, mannerisms, or quirks that your character has. They don't have to be elaborate, but they should provide some context and flavor

Step 2:

A Simple Questionnaire:

1.How does your character interact with the others within a group?

2. What is your character's role in a group?

3. How is your character not as they seems? I want one or two skills that would surprise others if they found out he knows them. Also include personality traits, positive or negative, that would similarly surprise others.

4. What are your character's goals, conscious and, perhaps, subconscious?

5. How easily does your character love? Have they been in love?

6. Is your character racist at all, either now or in their past?

7. All people believe something that is not true, both about the world around them and about themselves. What lies/untruths does your character believe about themselves and the world around them?

8. How is your character about material possessions?

9. What does your character perceive their major problems to be?

10. What does he perceive the solutions to those problems to be?

11. What are your character's religious beliefs?

12. What does your character fear?

13. How much of a temper does your character have? What sorts of things set them off?

Step 3:

PC building >CRUNCH< guild lines:

I need this so it will be easier for me to review you characters, The writer has taken care of most of the formation for you, feel free to add hyperlinks & spoilers as you see fit, but keep to that format.

Races you can pick from
Psionic Races
Then any Core, Featured or Uncommon Races as listed here

NOTE: players can use any race traits they want just please have to be part of your story

Any Paizo approved published Class, Pretty much anything officially released by Paizo is fine But Remember magic is dead + any Psionic class listed here psionics-unleashed

Staring Level
5th Level,

Starting Wealth
16,000 GP Gold,
More gold cuz, No Pre game crafting, sorry.

Stat Buy
You can ether,
Roll 3d6+7 x6 [take away lowest die from each roll]
21 point Buy, at one for one point, 1:1. If you don't know what that is someone will tell you. Cap of 18 before race and other Bonuses, you can drop a base stat to no less than 8 to get 2 points etc.
NOTE: When you pick you must KEEP what you pick, so pick well.

Any, but you should keep in mind I don't like player conflict unless it's natural for it to happen and fun for all but, please just don't kill one another.

2 + [+3ed with 1 drawback]
Traits here NO 3ed party
Psionic Traits
note: Magic traits may not work if they have active magic.

GM Bonus
Hit Point Generation: Max every level no one likes to die...
+1 feat at 1st level.
+1 Skill point per level
+1 HP per level.

So NO 3ed party, stuff, keep it simple.
I may go E6 Rules for Pathfinder, renamed P6 we will see at 6th.

Well if your interested let me know.

[note:] This is for NOW just an interest check,
if how ever, I see I have player who wish to play and have the kind of PCs I am looking for I will set a close date and PC, PCs etc.

Silver Crusade

Ok I have this idea for a simple game, but with a new twist.

There are NO LEVELS, yep, thats right no levels

The idea is that a PC or Monster is based on its

CR points Race Points.

Approximation's for pre-made monsters, if they can be worked out etc.

Then player Charterer's have CR counts.

Now I know what your thinking, CR is VERY subjective and yes I agree, its one of the reasons I would like to try this. Its see if that can be fixed. Now you thinking how can I make a PC if there are no levels, well we start with

And a POOL of Race Points, Then we also Pluck from classes things we like, post them here and say, I think the CR cost is, we post and if others think its about right then you get it.

For HP, then the CR rank comes into play.

31CR say = 1HD 1d6 [You can up it 1CR say to 1d8, 2CR 1d10] etc

I'm thinking

Level wise
CR10 = Level 0
CR20 = Level 1
CR30 = Level 2
CR40 = Level 3
CR50 = Level 4
CR60 = Level 5

It would not follow the same progression as levels but thats ok if monsters do the same.

Well thats the core of the idea, what ya think.

[Any bad spelling and grammar thats me]

Silver Crusade

Let me tell you a tail you will find hard to fathom. But tell you I will, no hear me and think what you will. I will start with this. There are so many world, all locked off, all held in place, these are the Gossamer worlds. Most if not all of them connecting by a fine thread. A tiny line in reality, slipping between them. It has many names but I will use this one, The grand stair. Who made it and way?, one could just as well ask who made the Gossamer worlds and Shadow void. They are, that is all that needs to be known. What links the thread to the Gossamer worlds are doors, many doors of all shapes and forms. A pool of water here, a cave opening there, a old attics door that leads no where and every where.

Find a door, if needed find a key and step out of your world and onto the thread, from there all is possible and nothing is.

But know this, others walk the thread, always running down the steps to the sound of a new door opening. Some good, some bad and some beyond both. There is always danger you see, always.

A Gossamer world can end in a blink of an eye and be made just as fast. Time outside on the steps is not the same, life times can pass with just one foot fall, step out and back and all you have known is gone.

Then just knowing any of this can mean being hunted. Hunted by the things beyond, things with a name few dear say. For they say naming them calls them.

Now into this world of worlds we find a few, a few needed by others to in their scheming and planning in what meany call the greatest of games.

Now we look and look close at them, the few, for they no know what will before them in the time yet to come. Be we, O will shall see all.

Silver Crusade

Hi Guys here you can talk over ideas and other OOC stuff,
I like OOC to be done here over walls of Text blue in Game play thanks.

Silver Crusade

Ever wonder if there is a game level higher than Level Empic 30 +Mythic 10?

Well there is, but to play it you need a god level system, one that uses no dice but raw story telling ability. Still interested? if so read on.

This my Lords of Gossamer & Shadow is an Interest check for such a game.

A am an old Amber (Diceless) GM and know the Diceless system welli.
It can be amazing fun and it opens you up to play so free and crazy you get to be and do what ever you wish.

A (Diceless) GM's job is to be as much a facilitator of players aims as it is to be an over lord of Challenges. With the Ability to craft whole cosmoses the risk and Drama of play comes from a mix of PCs seeking it and the GM shaping events to supply it. Its an interplay that can be just as rewarding as smacking down a bad guy. In pathfinder and DnD fluff can some times be seen as something you tag onto a PC Build. The rules can dictate the fluff. But with a Diceless game Fluff is ALL! your PC's very soul and power lives Breaths in its personalty, history and background. PCs for this game will be expected in that alone, once picked stats will be bid on at the start of game. So there is little point thinking about rules for now. Think PC personalty, history and background.

OK now the Game info.

The setting is Rite Publishing Lords of Gossamer & Shadow.
The Evolution of Diceless

If you need a Preview of the game setting and system it can be found here HERE The full Game PDFs and other setting books can be found on the Rite Publishing Rites own site.

Once you have an idea of the world and its setting, move onto sating the following.

Step 1: Are you Interested?:

[yes / No ]

If yes are move on to step 2

Step 2: Your PCs Concept:

1A: Personality
[Motivations, aims and goals, Think a hero's journey where are they going, points of personal conflict.]
1B: Description
[How dos your PC look, how dos their stuff look, you have a star ship, sports car or flying house, what dos it look like, what dos it do?]
1C: Personal History
[Think hero's journey, where are they from - Link to Personality]
1D: Enemies and Rivals
[List any Enemies and Rivals your PC has, minimum 3]
1E: The Precious Things.
[List any loves or things your PC counts a Precious to them, minimum 3]

Once that's done then Step 3

Step 3: World/cosmos of Origin:

3A: Description
[Like Our world, magic world, Sifi world. what's its Level of tech, population, races etc]
3B: Key locations
[The holy city, The Empire world, the magic wood, Minimum 5 Locations]
3C: Races
[Just Humans, all kinds, magic Cats, fay, Robots, thinking Black holes, just the key ones will do]
3D: Danger
[Something bad is going on, war, plague, the end of days, evil AI's, there is a clear and present danger, what is it.]

Now short step 4

Step 4 Short PC Bios:

4A 3 words
[Describe your PC in 3 words.]
4B 100 words.
[100 words or less as a short Bio of your PC]

Last of all Stap 5

Step 5: All about you:

5A A fow words about you as a player.
[how do you like to play, what kind of things do you like to do, what other games have you played]
5B A fow words about what you wish to see in the game.
[What are you looking for in a game, what do you like from your GM?]

Other Creation Notes::

All players will start in their own Gossamer and have an Awakening moment in game play.

All Stats, items and others will be done at start of game play in a silent bidding contest.

Game mechanics::

Players will have 100 points.
I will expect 1 post every 1 to 2 days from players min. if you have RL stuff come up, then please let me know. My aim is to play until we hit a natural end point, or RL gets us all.

About your GM:

I'm a lecture at a University, Teaching Scrip Writing, Media Production and Business studies. My spelling and grammar sucks!! There is a whole in my head where such things should live, I have a help work wise and a nice computer spell checker that sometimes even works. Ye I know lots missed on this post, but life is just to short to live it the Pedant way. hehe. If your unhappy with C**py spelling and grammar at times then this may not be the game for you. Just so your warned, no hard feelings.
Also this outside of my RL game will be the only PbP game I will be DMing.

My GM style:

I like light hearted games with some
- Rule of Cool, if the game benefits from something cool I will tend to let it in.
- Wheaton's law will be in place "Don't be a D**K" if you start to be one I will show you the door. Have problems with another Play, PM them.
-PVP I don't like PvP in PbP, but if both sides agree and it fits into the game I will allow it with my oversight.
- Rules of paizo, all rules of paizo boards will be respected.
- Adult content, NPC and PCs can say rude things but always like this, "YOU &#^# of a&#^#*#( I hope YOU @&#^##*!! etc.
- Sex will be show like this, "They headed to bed for the night, Images of trains entering tunnels and pan to curtains blowing in the breeze no Graphic sex content but you can still have fun.
- Graphic Violence, there will be some, but under spoiler and not overly descriptive, A sick puppy I may be for there are younger kids use this site so, its best kept suggested.

Well over to you, lets see who is in.

Silver Crusade

This is a General Discussion about adapting the Game setting of

Lords of Gossamer and Shadow

To be played with the pathfinder RPG system and not its native Dice-less one.

Hi all,
Of late there seems to be a lot of interest in using the pathfinder RPG system with the Lords of Gossamer and Shadow setting from Rite Publishing.

I am a new convert and big fan of this setting and game, I better say that 1st of all. I was a big fan of the old Amber (Diceless) game and I feel what what Dominic McDowall-Thomas of Cubicle Seven Entertainment said is true.
Lords of Gossamer and Shadow is the "The spiritual successor to Amber Diceless Role-Playing"

Is thread is NOT about Amber just so you know.

Its about using the setting of Lords of Gossamer and Shadow with Pathfinder RPG system.

If you need a Preview of the game it can be found here HERE The full Game PDs and other setting books can be found on the Rite Publishing paizo pages and their own site.

My hope is this thread will over a number of Topics linked to using the full range of pathfinder books, from paizo to 3PP with Rite Publishing setting of the Gossamer worlds that make up, Lords of Gossamer & Shadow

Topics I hope will be talked about are.

1: How could it be done, [going from Dice-less to Dice]
2: GM-ing such a game [Challenge levels and PC making]
3: Playing in such a game [Problems and solutions]
4: How to represent the setting [High/low tech/Magic/Psionic worlds in the same game]
5: other topics.

I hope for lots of interesting comments and talk.

I know there is a lot of interest out there.

Silver Crusade

If you know what the AMBER RPG is then there is little I can add.

If your thinking, whats that here is a link.

Setting is yet to be arranged as is Points level.

I would like to see

1: Who's interested.
2: What kind of PC will you play, setting can be any where and any when, trade marks willing.
3: The shadow world your PC is from.

Which true Amber-ite your related to.

Amber time frame is after Corwin, before Random.
So after the 1st set of books.

OK here is the idea

The Magnificent Seven meets pathfinder.

Here the game idea, I am going to take a known simple pathfinder scenario and shoot the living bijuzus out of it with Seven Gun Slingers,

The Magnificent Seven

Seven players every one a Gun Slinger

Making a PC

1: 100 to 500 word back story.
Just who is your PC,
they bad or good,
law abiding or head strong.
They like killing or do it for the Bounty?
How did they get to be a slinger?
why did they join up with the other 6.
NOTE: Each PC will know one of the other PCs from the past.
so work out who knows who.

I want a mix of races in the PCs so here is a
Races to pick from are.
1:Half Orc

CLASS: Level 3

Class: Gun Slinger [min level 2]
and if you wish, You may take 1 level in another class,
Pathfinder CORE/BASE classes Only [other or No 3ed Party]

10+ Race + 21 point buy
[or roll 3d6x8 throw the lowest 2, but once you do you have to take the outcome]

The players will be using the Advanced fire Arms rules
for costs/skills and feats v gun use.


I want players to keep this to themselves and play their PC as they think it should be player. other players will have to work out if your PC good or bad from what a PC dos.

Starting Cash / Items

50+5d10 gold
+ 1 Horse/pony or Riding dog
+ 1 Cow boy/girl hat
+ 1 pair of boots
+ 1 x 10gp Cow-boy/girl clothing [No nude PCs thank you]
+ 1 Advanced fire arm [shotgun, Rifle or revolver]
+ 1 Gunslinger kit.
+ rations for 3 days
+ 1 Water canteen
+ Saddle + 2x bags


The idea is for this game to be fun, yes your PC may die,
But is a good way,

Once I feel we have seven and they look cool, we will start play.

Time limit, 2 weeks 12th say.

Seeking some players for a fun game, this game will last 20 weeks, for the 1st Story Arch.

Hi well I have been a Gm here and a player for a time and right now don't seem to be doing much so I wanted to offer up fun game.

This is a game lot like most Pathfinder games, I best set them out now so as not to wast your time reading wall of text to think, narr not for me.

1: Im Dyslexic, if your a pendent or hate bad spelling, missing words, or things messed up good bye now and happy gaming :), IF how ever you like fun story telling and loads of action keep reading.

2: Rules super light, I mean it, this is a PC driven Campaign NOT a game system driven game. Showing me you know how to get +6d6 more ice DMG with a 4 feats, and some magic will do nothing. I just don't care, I do care if you talk about he family magic sword passed down from father to son for 10 generations, why its called what it is and the deeds it down. If you like less rules and more PC/World/story then keep reading.

3: Long posts, I like em, I want you to get into you PC and you will be I hope, with the rules changes I'm going to offer. If you like that then keep reading.

4: You start Zero class, in this way you start with NO class ability's or spells/magic not even Zero spells. You will how ever get such IN game. So No classes as such, you gain ability from any class in game, so all players can do all core class ability's. Again happy with that read on.

5: No Alignment, that's right, there NOT an absolute good and evil, law of chaos in the world, just points of view, your PCs point of view sets whats good/evil/lawful/chaotic to them. Tricky a, if you happy with that read on.

6: Races: you can be any core race, [if other ask. But note I want the Challenge ranting to be even across the players.] Happy with that then read on.

5: The Setting,
The village of new ford, built after old ford, burned down, or sank into mud, or was it crushed by Giants what ever it was it had to be remade and so NewFord came into being, some years ago. To the north is the north hills, South the Deserts lands, east the sea, west the great woods. No one outside the village can agree on whats beyond that. Some the the high Kingdom, some the elf lands, some the bad lands, some the Dragon lands, you get the idea. No one really seem to know 100% The Village has some 220 Inhabitants, most in large family farms, there is Shrine to the farm god, and some in the village give other offerings to, spirits and other things. who knows what go's on behind locked doors.

6: Magic + Powers + technology
All three are in the world, Well story's any way, not that your PC has seen anything other than tricks and water clock/windmill. I will be using Full Transparency rules. If you like this then read on.

7: Stats - Race variables + 21 Point Spend [1 for 1 spend]. read on if you like

8:Money/Items etc.
Ya dirt poor, but you have other than your farming cloths 1 item [non magic] max cost 100gp. Up to you what thats is. Keep going almost done.

9: 100 word Description - This is a core thing, write 100 words about your PC, any skill you name it in, you get 1 rank in, your item must be named in your 100 word description and your players name. Each key moment in your PCs life in game will add to this 100 words PC description. Things you gain will be listed in it [You will get a lot and lose a lot, the world is a harsh place]

Well your done, if you like please Post
Race + States + Item + 100 word Description.

That's it, as I said Little and an bit mad.

** Please I'm not getting into a long debate about how my rule changes will work, if you feel the need to ask more than a few things, this is not the game for you.**

GM Spugs

Human being Game Master and all round good egg

Ok you see this at the top of the Online Campaigns threads

Did you inherit a play-by-post?

If you are the GM for a play-by-post campaign but didn't start the thread, please email

We need:

A link to your profile page (click on your name at the top where it says "Welcome, your name!"
A link to the gameplay and discussion threads for the campaigns you have inherited.
Just copy and paste these links from the address bar in your browser, please.

Simple and clear, well I emailed more than once as I am DMing a game
that I did not start and ... Nothing nada, zip zilch nothing at all just emails into the blue.

So seeing how emailing the address gets nothing Im posting here asking
if this dos nothing why have it on the site?

Human being Game Master and all round good egg

Its raining, its always raining its seems, the war was long but now its long over, well so they say, fact is there are some things still going off and the high ups say the, with the local lords not having the warewithall to sort the problems out the army had to come and set up camp. Well not all the army, just the buts they did not want or need. All at camp 'Bloody Lost' know this, a ragtag bunch of, lose cannons, nut jobs, old vets, now where to gos and glory seekers. Its the place you get sent when you mess up and the place you go to hide of you don't want to be found. Thats camp 'bloody lost'. But the ladys and lasses have to job to do and for there newly made home land and they, well most try and do it.

Your new to the camp, you in and waiting with your things for your new commanding officer.

Its raining, its always raining.

Human being Game Master and all round good egg

GM Spugly here, this is Camp [Camp Mirog or as its know Camp 'Bloody lost'] where you can chat and talk as you like, Game thread will be for PC to PC events and doing stuff, all Qs about games rules and stuff come here. I am of course you Commanding officer.
The your new officer Sir Mirock Nobb, a clueless chinless wounder who spends most of my time down the officer mess (if you can call a tent that) drinking and/or playing cards badly, do not expect pay this mouth. From time to time I will send you off simple no risk at all to your life jobs, simple in simple out kind of thing, in the woods full of evil things with sharp teeth, Enemy agents and bandits as well as other nameless things. So no worry's there then.

See you soon.

Human being Game Master and all round good egg

GM Spugly here, this is Camp [Camp Mirog or as its know Camp 'Bloody lost'] where you can chat and talk as you like, Game thread will be for PC to PC events and doing stuff, all Qs about games rules and stuff come here. I am of course you Commanding officer.
The your new officer Sir Mirock Nobb, a clueless chinless wounder who spends most of my time down the officer mess (if you can call a tent that) drinking and/or playing cards badly, do not expect pay this mouth. From time to time I will send you off simple no risk at all to your life jobs, simple in simple out kind of thing, in the woods full of evil things with sharp teeth, Enemy agents and bandits as well as other nameless things. So no worry's there then.

See you soon.

Recruitment call for an ALL Summoner game - GM SpuglyFuglet

Hi All GM Spugly here with a another (could be) mad idea for a game.
Players: 4 to 5 players.
Setting: Golariopedia (stranded)
Location: Nirmathas
Time: Just after its independence and formation.
Who are you: A newly formed troop of Summoner's in the rag tag army of what was Irgal Nirmath, now dead - Nirmathas, your new officer is one Sir Mirock Nobb, a clueless chinless wounder who spends most of his time in the officer mess drunk or playing cards badly.
Task: Keep Nirmathas free of course "Long Live Nirmathas!!" and "Viva la Revolution" etc.. Enemys about, it may seem like peace time but there are others seeking to take our great land of trees back.

Its your 1st day in your new camp, you do not know each other all you know is they have made a troop of Summoners who will act as a unit under and well known (he did some thing brave once wile drunk) but also as well know 'useless' officer, why? you have no idea, its the army the high ups think of such things, poor troops just have to do them, mind you this is a free army you have a say, your not Cheliax for gods sake.

So if you think this sounds fun, and this will be a fest fun game, Im looking to keep things moving and get a post a day from all the players of I can. Note I will auto-bot your PC if its slowing game play. Maps will be simple, Im not map artist but they will I hope do the Job.

So things you need to know,
Im looking for simple built Alts.
Combat and stats at the top, Back story at the bottom, and also post that back,story here under a spoiler tag.

About me, I a old school GM, but no ball barker, I am dyslexic but if you can read and understand this post then, that's what my posts will be like. Rules wise I'm now export, if a mess up, pull me up on it. If you have a fall out with another player or me, take it to PM not on the threads, last of all Fun, its all about inventive fun, I love RP over rules and if the RP is good Ill bend even brake rules for the sake of Fun.

character creation INFO:

Bad new ->

NO - 3PP stuff at all, sorry but unless its in core PF books or and not 3pp its not it.

NO other class but Summoner -
This means the normal roles taken on by a party, healer, fighter, Rogue will have to be crafted from this one class,

Good news ->
any thing thats on that's not 3pp I will allow.

Races - Any even monsters, that's right any Race as long as it fits see below, I get the yes/no on each, and may trim any race abilitys and powers to fit the groups level. Simple rule is if its more than 11 points to make in the custom race maker its to powerful. So Drow YES, Nobel Drow NO

IMPOTENT! Aliment ->
All Aliments will be hidden, Unless you cast a spell in game or some thing in game gives it away, you will know other players Aliments. Please do not place Aliment in your alt or on the thread, Only me your GM and the player will know Aliments until its reveled in game if at all.

Leveling, no XP keeping levels will be give at then end of every mission or big event so you will be leveling fast. Mythic will come in at some point early on. around level 5, I will give a PC rebuild at that point so do not worry about it now.

Starting level 3ed,

A 20 Point Buy.
Or risk
One roll only 1d12+8 (do you feel lucky)
On or the other not both.

Traits 2

Starting gold 8,000gp

HP ->8+con mod+1d4-1 (you have been in the army so your harder then most PCs)

Well thats it,

Human being Game Master and all round good egg

I have been GMing to games that last their GM but Now I would like to close them, One I wish to start again at some point and the other that has now ended.

Any way to do this?

Been thinking for some time about a Doctor who PbP,

The setting would be Any Time any place,
With the Doctor MIA, your a bunch of his beings who have known him at one time or another,

The TARDIS has come to get you, with one aid


System 100% yet but you get the idea.

If you do not know what Doctor who is
well look the old chap up.

So I can run a PbP

2 people marked this as a favorite.

"O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend
The brightest heaven of invention,
A kingdom for a stage, princes to act
And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!"

Its been playing on my mind of late as a GM that we all have books with stuff that will never be used, the mage high level stuff.

I asked myself some "what if's?" and "hows?"

What if a group of players could play 40th level PCs?
Such Players would be well beyond Epic at the Demi God level
So why not play it like that, Demi-gods looking to get that fall godhood stamp. One more level and its full got time. A place in the havens and worshipers to power you. Joy o joy, but there is a problem the gods are at war, a slot is now open and you aim to fill it.

But who are you, what kind of faith are you trying to get started, where is your base of operation, who are your flock in a world at war above and bellow the lands.

What if you could be ANY race 3ed party and all, and number of classes that add up to 40.

So I was thinking,

All players of said game must make a PC and the mean underlings they have + there base of operation, for Faith and God-ness you need followers, temples and such. You will have to used all that gold you get at 40th to pay for the lot.

then its down to the GM and other players to see what he can do that's fun to mess up your plans of becoming a good, wile still fighting in a war.

All players will get a Higher god as a patron, so think gods and aliments, you may be a half good offspring a an under Demon. They make ask you to fight on there side in the god war.

well let me know what you think.

Dear players out there The Drow game is

Looking for two Evil Dwarf Gun Slinger or
any class from Pathfinder books (but have have gun smith skills)

Level 5 and gold for that level

Gunslings ok and Guns abound in Dwarf lands

Please read the game thread to get an Idea of the game and setting.
[url=]THe DROW Game here[/b]

Making your PC

Any kind of Dwarf, deep etc
15 point buy.
Any class thats Pathfinder, and no third party sorry.
We will start at level 5 level.
For health, roll on this thread, at first level take full, and then take roll + CON after that.
Take 5th level money + 5000gp
Two traits, that tie into backround well.
I need a short backround, 2 or so paragraphs.
Recruitment will end when I have two fully built Pcs I like
so its a bit 1st come 1st served etc.

Good luck

NOTE this game was set up by another GM who left, so Im kind of stuck with how he set it up. :)

Im Looking for two Burks to join a planeScape game.
The game group needs a kind of Cleric class and a fighting type class,

Back ground

1:One contact name - who - and what are they

2: One enemy - who and why

3: Some thing you care about, what and why


20 Points

4 Traits (one planescape-ish) (I like em)


Race any (if custom 11p buy) (all must be aproved) (Nobel drow Level-1)

Game Link here Burks :)

Hi all GMS on who read this, I'm looking for the
"never going to happen game"
Whats that you ask, well is a game that has to thing in it
Rarer Than Rocking Horse S**t. that is

1) Epic level game, 20th level and up.
2) Psionics most of all 20th level Psionic PCs.

Most of you on reading this will think

Hay your right, that is a "never going to happen game" good luck with that one

To you I say
"farewell and good luck GMing your Atypical games"

See your not the holy grail GM i'm looking for. No I'm after that most rare of things a skilled, gifted and some what insane GM who just read the above and said to them self's.

"never going to happen, no way man, I love epic and Epic Psionics sounds like a great idea for me to show of my amazing GMing skills and Savant like Knowledge of Pathfinder.

Grovel kiss kiss ...
you get the idea.

I say to you.

"IF you would like to run such a mad game, and IF you have an Enrollment, could I would like a shot please."

Thats all really
GM Spugs

Act 1 - The 1st key

The read doors down the way in to the "Nag Heads pub" some steps down and your into the main bar area, to the left is the bar, some 5m long, the room itself is some 18m deep x 26m wide x 3m tall, to the right is a raised area with a stage and tables for eating. Sid the Demon stands behind the bar, chating with a local, on the wall are a number of human female heads, all old is and look angrily at any one coming in. Get to close to one and they will start to Nag you about being over weight, not working hard or being like home. You can see how the Pub got its name. Real or not they are funny at 1st then very annoying after a time, some seem to have been gagged.

The pub is not to full yet and Sids happy to take coin and pass over any drink you like, His wife and elf (ugly as sin) come in and out the back room with food.

why not take a seat and see who shows up.

Well Berks, the Spin has come to ask all on the Spike, to put their Brain Box's round the Idea. If a game in the City of Doors would be fun.

Now here's the Book true, The good about the city of door, you can be any race and I mean any. Long as its playable you can have it, if not the lady will send it down to the labyrinth see. Class well all, that right ya get all kinds here. But if ya looking to a god for help forget it, no gods magics works in Sigil right, She do not like gods here see and they have no powers, so they stay well away, just dusty's in the making likes you and me, berk.

So what ya think come for a walk down the Hive A!, have us some fun.

What ever I feel like what ever I feel like What ever I feel like

Talk here about ingame and other things guys

What ever I feel like what ever I feel like What ever I feel like

The desert planet Arrakis (Dune) sun hangs high in the Sky, as the Village citizens of "Calling Bards" get on with there day, life is harsh and just making your water for the week is a full time task for adults and Children alike. The water sealed homes sit half submerged in the sand. Safe behind the Shields wall not great sand storms range here. The Stationed House Jazaria troops can be seen walking around, looking for Spice smuggler activity, There Slug Gas guns always at the ready.
Water sells can he heard trying to sell a 1 spice unit cup of clean 100ml's of water. With village still-suits being so bad that's a days water. Its in the world out players start. Will you live through the day?, We shall see.

If you do not know what DUNE is then you may want to stop now, But heres my thinking, I would like to GM an Online PbP DUNE game set in the
University of Frank Herbert's DUNE book. Only the DUNE books written by him in his life time. No other works by his son and others.
In fact the 3 core books of DUNE, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune.

The setting will be some 70 years before DUNE the main book, On Arrakis
where 3 house's mine the spice.
House Harkonnen (as overlords of the world)
House Jazaria (A young house miner to House Harkonnen who do the work)
House Shilack (A demoted house Major who used to control all of Arrakis spice mining rights)

House Shilack and house Jazaria are in the middle of a war of assassins
wile the only thing the Harkonnens care about is the flow of spice.

Players will be Village Fremen living inside the shield wall but outside of Arrakeen city, you live close to shield wall.

Ok Pathfinder with some limits.
Race - Human only but Humans have a range of types.
As Village Fremen you get

Sand Freman
HD 1d10
Skill 2+int Level
Str +2
Dex +2
Cha -2
Wild Freman Contacts (Cha skill)
Poison resistance +5
Spice addition 1/day
Knife +1 + Still-Suit
Starting wealth 1d4 x10 Spice units

Town Freman
HD 1d6
Skill 4+int Level
On world House Contacts (Cha skill)
Poison resistance +3
Spice addition 1/3days
1 tech Item or tech weapon.
Starting wealth 2d6 x10 Spice units

Spice Smuggler
HD 1d8
Skill 3+int Level
Off-world contacts (Cha Skill)
Poison resistance +1
Spice addition 1/week
1 off world item or tech weapon.
Starting wealth 2d10 x10 Spice units

Ever Human gets all simple weapons and armor use.
For any higher tech you have to take a feat for it
or be trained to again the feat.

Things like Shields and Lazguns cost as much as a small Village
so you will not start with them, or have the skills to use them.
Budi Pistols.

explosives are fine but have other problems, so if you want frag grenades and such Ill have to ok that.

Amro comes in 3 kinds

Still-suits = cloth to chain mail depending on its type.
Battle suits = Used by house Guards, useless in the desert.
Body Shields = Very high cost and used by elite house Guards and very fast death in the desert as they drive the sand worms mad.

DUNE and Pathfinder Magic,
Well there is no magic in the DUNE world, So all spell caster classes are out. Now some "magic" powers could be down to Spice use. So we will have to take this case by case.

This is where the Players come in, I need you to come up with ideas for your PC, who are they, what to they do in village life, do they have contacts out in the great dusts beyond the world.

you are all Young, and know each other, all born in the same "Singing rocks" village ages 15 to 19.

Well what ya think.

Well if your interested

NOTES: about you me The GM
I like to write, but i'm dyslexic, I use my computer to help me as best I can but I say now, Sorry for the bad Grammar and spelling.

I will be posting often, as I have a lot of rest time at work. Slow un-stressful job is what I wanted.

NOTES: About pos players.
Would be good if you have read the DUNE books, core ones most of all.
We will be working to make this a good game so feel free to pick me up
on things you feel I have gotten wrong.
Posting, I know RL gets in the way, But please if you can not post often
or RL means you may not post for some time, let me know and Ill pop your PC on hold until you come back.

Number of players, well was thinking 4 to 8. I know * sounds a lot but I have run DUNE games with 12 before at cons and feel that's ok is groups will brake up and do own things in the same setting of its large.
Ill keep you all linked so not to worry.

Last thing.

My game play.
A run rounds like this.
1: Running away - Always go's 1st, if in the middle of combat you say on our next round "I'm running away, Your Initiative becomes 0 and you run away as best you can. remember this is a game with Guns and no healing magic.
2: Doing things, That is any action that is not direct combat, you go next. So shooting the struts under the walkway where the troops are shooting at you, may be more effective that shooting one troop as time.
3: Direct combat, last in a round for good and bad guys alike, Dune is a deadly place this is the last thing you want to do unless you really have no other way.

there is a saying on DUNE
"God created Arrakis to train the faithful and who am I to go against the word of god"

Remember that.

Helpfull links



What ever I feel like what ever I feel like What ever I feel like

On the good ship GCU:"Say that again!" a small Pool and bar area some 30km along its length. You have been transported by a number of ships and pods to "Say" and have been waiting for the Ship aviator to show up. The Drone "Kimpiss Looper" who when to see you is also there, Wile here you can have a chat and talk to it.

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