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Hear ye, hear ye! I am seeking an individual of extraordinary talent, grit and intellect. I seek a being capable of great feats of bravery and valor. Step out of the realms of the multiverse, and become a hero!
This is a recruitment for a solo game. I have an overpowering urge to run another game, despite not having much time for it. So I’ve decided to try this. I want to run a Pulp hero of one kind or another through a personal sandbox using PFRPG rules.
I have created the skeleton of a PC, with certain details set. Your job is to flesh it out, by making the rest of the character choices, and breathing life into them with a background. Additionally some house rules will be in place to give the game a low/no magic, Pulpy feel:
*Automatic Bonus Progression (No Magic Items)
*Stamina and combat tricks (Combat Stamina free)
*All damage taken until 0 HP does not actually hurt the PC. It represents minor cuts, bruises, and loss of stamina. When not in combat, and at a positive HP value, the PC gains fast healing 2. HP damage that brings a PC below 0 represents a serious wound. While in negative HP, the PC remains conscious and staggered, bleeding each round until they stabilize or reach an amount of negative HP equal to their constitution. Reaching negative HP equal to the PC’s constitution results in death. Stabilization is a free action taken every round at the end of the PC’s turn, which otherwise functions as normal. Strenuous action has no effect on the bleeding or staggered condition. Negative HP regenerates as per normal PFRPG rules for rest and recovery. Once the PC is in positive HP again, their fast healing turns back on.
This game can take place on Golarion, or in any other suitably pulpy setting. I will improvise the details of the setting and campaign based off what the PC’s goals are.
The pacing of this game will be relatively slow, I will only promise one post a week. I prefer to, and will try to, run it much faster than that, but already have other PBP commitments. They will take precedence, so in busy times this will go on the back burner, but I will eventually get around to it.
What you need to submit
(Please read carefully and follow instructions. Those who don’t won’t be considered.)
First, come up with a concept for your character, and the game you want to play. Be as detailed as possible. That way I can better assess whether it’s something I’d gel well with and be able to run. You can make an initial post with a basic concept if you so desire.
Next, copy this template into a blank Paizo alias, or some word processor. Then fill in all the details in red as if you were building the character normally. Do not change anything in black. Once completed, you will have the crunch for your PC. Please make an alias for it, and paste the information there. Bonus points for having a cool reference image/drawing.
Finally, write a detailed background telling me about your character’s past and their world. Who were their parents? Where did they grow up? How did they learn to fight and (hunt/swim/steal/whatever)? What are their goals? (Long and short term) How do they provide a living for themselves? How did they get to level 3 in a level 1 world? This will help me determine whether or not we can game together well. This will be the primary determining factor on who gets into this game. Take your time, make it good.
I will leave the initial recruitment open for two weeks. I will provide feedback and answer questions throughout the period. If a concept doesn’t appeal to me, I will tell you right away to avoid wasting your time. I reserve the right to end recruitment early if there is a single exemplary submission that steals my heart. Please let me know if anything is unclear or I've forgotten something.