Hey y'all, I have been/am a player in about 6 PBP games, not counting the ones that fell apart after a week, but I'm only the GM of one. I have a couple of campaign ideas bouncing around in my head and thought I'd ask for people's thoughts.
What are y'all's preferences between:
1) Kingmaker AP. Exactly what it says on the tin. Wouldn't be opposed to doing Second Darkness or Jade Regent either.
2) "Ilyarandin, Cradle of Nightmares" Inspired by Lost Cities of Golarion, this campaign would start off in Magnimar but eventually lead into the Darklands.
3) "The Sunspawn War" Also inspired by LCoG, this campaign would start at level 5 and have a narrower focus: the party would play as a Mordant Spire strike team, quietly infiltrating the island of the Sun Temple Colony to disable the temple's powerful artifact-weapon.
I'm also a longtime lover of 3.5 Forgotten Realms, so if people are interested in that I have a zillion ideas.
|Michelle A.J. Contributor|
I like Kingamker but unfortunately PbP is not a good format for Kingdom building. Jade Regent is also good but you would have to ditch or modify the caravan rules. Second Darkness has issues toward the middle/end of the AP.
Count me interested as well, especially in any kind of Forgotten Realms campaign or in your homebrew stuff. Though I'd also like the APs with the caveat that I've read parts of every one of them (mainly the early parts). Has been a while, but still needs to be said.
Assuming you don't mind someone who has read Kingmaker playing in your game, I'd be interested. Also, threads like this are not always a great indicator of interest when you don't have a specific AP or such in the title. Kingmaker games regularly draw crowds in the dozens to apply, even when I had an opening for two people in my ongoing KM game I got probably 12-15 submissions. You'd get a lot more with a game run from the start.
PbP requires more effort for the kigdom building, but if you get a strong group it can work. If you do end up running it, whether I'm in it or not I could give you some tips to help it run more smoothly.
Hey CrusaderWolf, I believe I'm currently playing with you Scott's Carrion Crown (Dmitry here). Looking to get into another good game or two so I figured I'd throw in my two cents. I find APs to kind of be hit or miss with me personally; generally depends on the DM I suppose (for example I really like what Scott is doing in Carrion Crown and making the characters feel personally invested and such...I feel like sometimes I've been in some APs and I just feel like a game piece in the story rather than part of it). I generally prefer homebrew but I'll give anything a shot; never done Kingmaker or Second Darkness and I think I played 1 session of Jade Regent once. The Darklands sounds interesting. I played a lot of 3.5 as well, but nothing in Forgotten Realms (always played in homebrew worlds).
Probably not being helpful by saying down for anything, haha. I don't really know what Second Darkness or Kingmaker are about, but I'm not sure Jade Regent would be my cup of tea just from what I saw in my short exposure to it.
|Lost City DM|
I'll answer character build questions once I've got the thread up, but the game will start off in Magnimat with some investigation/intrigue elements, and the trail will lead into the Darklands. The Darklands are dangerous as heck so I'd feel bad throwing low-level players inti that meat grinder.
Expect a recruitment thread up in the next few days.