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This started out as an interest check post and since I recently read through the module I figured why not run with it.

My idea would be to keep it to the PHB for everything (classes, races, equipment, feats, spells... you get the picture) due to the overwhelming volume of splat material that is out there.

Stats would be 2d6+6 keep them as they lay. Roll stats then pick class/race
Max starting Gold and HP, roll for HP every level after.
This would be for 4 PCs. Maybe 5... maybe

Background: This can be as simple or elaborate as you want them to be. Minimum 2 positive and 1 negative characteristics/traits.

Stat Roll Example:

Str: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 4) + 6 = 13
Dex: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 4) + 6 = 14
Con: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (2, 3) + 6 = 11
Int: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 4) + 6 = 13
Wis: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 6) + 6 = 17
Cha: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 3) + 6 = 14

Looks like a cleric or a druid.

This will be a quick turn around - Submission Deadline: Noon Saturday Central From there I will pick out the 4 PCs by Sunday afternoon and we will launch the game next Monday, March 7th


Hmm.... Checking the numbers:
Str: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (6, 2) + 6 = 14
Dex: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 4) + 6 = 14
Con: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 6) + 6 = 16
Int: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 6) + 6 = 16
Wis: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (2, 2) + 6 = 10
Cha: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 3) + 6 = 14

Pretty good numbers except for Wisdom.
So, Halfling Paladin maybe? Nah! Not with the 10 Wisdom.
Bard? or Rogue? Sorcerer?
Half-Orc or Human and Barbarian might be fun too.
I'll think about it and keep watching the thread.

Liberty's Edge

Strength: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (6, 5) + 6 = 17
Dexterity: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 2) + 6 = 11
Constitution: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 2) + 6 = 12
Intelligence: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 2) + 6 = 13
Wisdom: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (6, 5) + 6 = 17
Charisma: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 6) + 6 = 15

Looks like a burly cleric to me, or maybe a paladin.

Just to clarify: Are we building using the PF1 Core Rulebook, or the 3.5 Player's Handbook?

Also, are racial modifiers applied to the stats, as usual?


Strength: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (1, 1) + 6 = 8
Dexterity: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 2) + 6 = 12
Constitution: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (6, 2) + 6 = 14
Intelligence: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 6) + 6 = 16
Wisdom: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 6) + 6 = 17
Charisma: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 4) + 6 = 14

Looks like a Wizard, or possibly a Cleric or Druid to me.
Seconding the question just to be clear: 3.5 or PF1?

Always go with 5 characters...just in case someone drops. IMHO


Some fun rolls so far!

Great questions.
Yes you will get to add the racial stats to the scores you rolled.
We will be using the D&D 3.5 PHB for this one.
If you have any questions, please ask!

Looking forward to seeing which route everyone might take.

Liberty's Edge

Is the game set in Golarion or in Greyhawk, as far as deities go?

You mentioned in the Original Post that we could take traits and flaws, but those are not part of the 3.5 PHB. Is this a house-rule? If so, are we using the Traits and Drawbacks from Pathfinder?


Great questions and I apologize that I was not clear. When I said to list a couple characteristics/traits for a background I did not mean traits and drawbacks. I just meant list two positive: optimistic and Humble, and one negative: Greedy. Just a way to help guide how the character will be played and RPd.

The game is set in Greyhawk. We are going to use D&D 3.5 PHB book for everything, including deities.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

What kind of posting rates are you shooting for?


@Kriznox Sorry I didn't reply to this. I will more than likely pick 5 for that very reason.

@Reckless Those familiar with Sunless Citadel know that this is a classic dungeon crawl. With that, I will be keeping things to a once a day posting rate to help keep things moving. I will be rolling initiatives individually, but the PCs who are grouped together can act at anytime together.

Initiative Example:

This is from the Strange Aeons game I am running.

Initiative: Round 2
Slip
Chatty
Doc
Vex
Blue
Ghouls
Angry
Rook

So, Slip/Chatty/Doc/Vex/Blue all go first and can act in any order.
I'll do the ghouls once the PCs go.
Then Angry/Rook can act before we go to the next round.

because of how I will be doing combat rounds, not everyone will be posting everyday. It all depends on people checking and taking their turn.

When it is out of combat, I would like to see everyone joining me in a once a day posting rate.
No requirements for weekends, I will still check on the weekends and continue forward momentum. But, I also know people are busy on the weekends.


Cuchulainn here.

I have decided to go with a paladin. Here he is. Let me know if there's anything I need to add, remove, or change.


str: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 2) + 6 = 13
Dex: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (1, 5) + 6 = 12
con: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (2, 3) + 6 = 11
int: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 4) + 6 = 13
Wis: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (2, 3) + 6 = 11
Cha: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 4) + 6 = 13

Wow that is tough to do something with

Liberty's Edge

STR: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 1) + 6 = 10
Dex: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 2) + 6 = 11
CON: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (6, 2) + 6 = 14
INT: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (2, 3) + 6 = 11
WIS: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 4) + 6 = 15
CHA: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 6) + 6 = 17

1/2 elf bard

STR: 10
Dex: 11
CON: 14
INT: 11
WIS: 15
CHA: 17

Meiril Malwood. Is a young half elf seeking his way in the world. His mother was an eleven noble who fell in love with a human woodsmen. His elevn grandfather didn't see eye to eye with him after his parents died unexpectedly in an orc raid. He gave Meiril some gold and sent him on his way not to return. He perhaps is too easy to trust new companions and lost some gold when he fell asleep in an inn because he asked the innkeeper to watch his belongings.


For those who want help with pulling their character into the world here are a few bits of info.

Oakhurst:

Oakhurst is a small town that is the closest to the Sunless Citadel. It is a conventional community NG with the population of 901. Humans make up 79% and the next closest is Halflings 9%, Elves 5%, dwarfs 3%, gnomes 2%, half-elf 1%, half-orc 1%.

Authority Figures: Mayor Vurnor Leng, human male.
Important Characters: Kerowyn Hucrele (merchant), Dem "Corkie" Nackle (Cleric of Pelor), Felosial (Constable), Ben, Lu, Jim & Roda (deputies), Rurik Lutgehr (Blacksmith), Garon (Ol' Boar Inn Barkeep)

Character Hooks

Simple Adventuring:

You are eager to make a name for yourself. The legend of the Sunless Citadel is well known locally, and stories indicate it is a perfect site for heroes intent on discovery, glory, and treasure!

Contracted:

Another party of adventurers, locally based, delved into the Sunless Citadel a month past. They were never seen again. Two human members of that ill-fated adventuring party were brother and sister, Talgen Hucrele and Sharwyn Hucrele. They were part of an important merchant family based in the town of Oakhurst. Kerowyn hurdle, the matriarch of the family, offers salvage rights to you and your team if you can find and return with the two lost members of her family - or at least return the gold signet rings worn by the missing brother and sister. She also offers a reward of 125 GP per signet ring, per PC. If the PCs bring back the Hucreles in good shape (of good mind and body), she offers to double the reward.

Solving a Mystery:

The goblin tribe infesting the nearby ruins (Sunless Citadel) ransoms a single piece of magical fruit to the highest bidder in Oakhurst once every midsummer. They've been doing this for the last twelve years. Usually, the fruit sells for around 50 GP, which is all the townspeople can bring themselves to pay a goblin.
The fruit, apparently an apple of perfect hue, heals those who suffer from any disease or other ailment. They sometimes plant the seeds at the center of the fruit, hoping to engender an enchanted apple tree. When the sees germinate in their proper season, they produce a twiggy mass of twisted sapling stems. Not too long after the saplings reach 2 feet in height, they are stolen - every time. The townsfolk assume that the jealous goblins send out thieves to ensure their monopoly of enchanted fruit.
You are interested in piercing the mystery associated with how wretched goblins could ever possess such a wonder, and how they steal every sprouting sapling grown from the enchanted fruit's seed. Moreover you wish to find this rumored tree of healing, hoping to heal an ailing friend or relative. You build this into your background


The 'Solving a Mystery' hook works well for a Paladin of Heironeous. After all, the apples were legally purchased, and the seeds within them were the rightful property of their owners, as were the saplings that grew from those seeds. Theft of rightfully purchased property is bad, but the fact that the fruit has healing properties, and that people are suffering because of those thefts is unconscionable. These perpetrators need to be found and the saplings returned!

Liberty's Edge

Simple Adventuring works for the bard.

(If I get selected I'll create an alias. Also I'm a big fan of 3.5 and have run/played it for like 8-10 years)


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Never played 3.5 but would be interested in playing. Looks like I can use an SRD for the rules. Will try to put something together by the deadline.

Str: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 1) + 6 = 12
Dex: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (1, 5) + 6 = 12
Con: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (6, 6) + 6 = 18
Int: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 5) + 6 = 16
Wis: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 5) + 6 = 15
Chr: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (2, 6) + 6 = 14

Hmm, I guess a hardy wizard?

Liberty's Edge

Just cannot pass up the chance to play 3.5...and get to roll stats!!!

Str: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (1, 2) + 6 = 9
Dex: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 4) + 6 = 13
Con: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (6, 4) + 6 = 16
Int: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (2, 1) + 6 = 9
Wis: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (6, 2) + 6 = 14
Chr: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (1, 6) + 6 = 13

Hmmm...well maybe a cleric or druid?? Will have to think about this!!

Liberty's Edge

Ok...here is the crunch for my submission - Emma and her dog, Pooka.

Emma:

EMMA CR 1
Female Human Druid 1
TN Medium Humanoid
Init +1; Listen +3, Spot +3
Languages Common, Druidic
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AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 12
. . (+1 Dex, +2 armor, +1 dodge)
hp 11 (1d8+3)
Fort +5, Ref +1, Will +4
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Speed 30ft.
Melee weapon Club -1 (1d6-1) and
. . Unarmed Strike -1 (1d3-1)
Ranged weapon Sling +1 (1d4-1)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Base Atk +0; Grp -1

Combat Gear Bullets, Sling, Club, Leather, Sling
Druid Spells Prepared (CL 1, -1 melee touch, +1 ranged touch):
1 (DC 13, 2/day) - Goodberry, Shillelagh
0 (DC 12, 3/day) - Light, Detect Magic, Create Water
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Abilities Str 9 Dex 13 Con 16 Int 9 Wis 14 Cha 13
SQ Dodge, Link (Ex), Nature Sense (Ex), Share Spells (Ex), Subtype - Human, Track, Type - Humanoid, Wild Empathy +2 (Ex)
Feats Armor Proficiency (Light), Armor Proficiency (Medium), Dodge, Druid Weapon Proficiencies, Shield Proficiency, Track
Skills Concentration +4, Diplomacy +3, Handle Animal +3, Heal +4, Knowledge: Nature +3, Listen +3, Profession: Herbalist +3, Spellcraft +0, Spot +3, Survival +6, Swim +0
Possessions combat gear plus Backpack (2 @ 9 lbs), Bedroll, Flint and steel, Healer's kit, Holly and mistletoe, Money, Pouch, belt (2 @ 0 lbs), Pouch, belt (empty), Traveller's Outfit (Free), Waterskin
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Dodge +1 to AC vs attacks from one opponent.
Link (Ex) You have a link with your Animal Companion.
Nature Sense (Ex) +2 to Knowledge (Nature) and Survival checks.
Share Spells (Ex) Spells cast on you can also affect your Companion, if it's within 5 feet.
Subtype - Human Subtype for a set of humanoids who do not share a common language.
Track You can track opponents.
Type - Humanoid Unless otherwise noted humanoids have these features.
Wild Empathy +2 (Ex) Improve the atttitude of an animal, as if using Diplomacy.

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POOKA CR 1
Male Animal, Wardog (Animal, Wardog +2)
TN Medium Humanoid
Init +2; Senses Low-Light Vision, Scent (Ex); Listen +5, Spot +5
Languages
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AC 18, touch 12, flat-footed 16
. . (+2 Dex, +2 armor)
hp 13 (2d8+4)
Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +1
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Speed 40ft.
Melee weapon Bite (Animal, Wardog) +3 (1d6+3) and
. . Unarmed Strike +3 (1d3+2)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Base Atk +1; Grp +3
Atk Options Trip - Bite +2 (Ex)
Combat Gear Leather
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Abilities Str 15 Dex 15 Con 15 Int 2 Wis 12 Cha 6
SQ +4 to Survival when Track by Scent, Racial Skill Bonus, Track, Type - Animal
Feats Alertness, Armor Proficiency (Heavy), Armor Proficiency (Light), Armor Proficiency (Medium), Track
Skills Jump +10, Listen +5, Spot +5, Swim +3
Possessions combat gear plus Money
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+4 to Survival when Track by Scent You gain a bonus to skill checks under certain conditions.
Low-Light Vision See twice as far as a human in low light, distinguishing color and detail.
Racial Skill Bonus You gain a bonus to some skills (already counted).
Scent (Ex) Detect creatures within 15+ ft & follow tracks by sense of smell.
Track You can track opponents.
Trip - Bite +2 (Ex) Hit with nat weapon can initiate trip as a free action, can't be tripped in return.
Type - Animal Unless otherwise noted animals have these features.


Hey everyone! We still have a few days remaining, but here is what has been turned in so far.

Submitted
Cuchulainn - Alden Cooperson – Human Paladin of Heironeous
Qstor – Meiril Malwood – Halfling Bard
Daniel Stewart – Emma Female Druid w/dog companion

Work in Progress
AGM Lemming – Undecided
Kriznox Haab – Possibly Wizard/Cleric/Druid
Edelsmirge – “tough to do something with”
AGamer70 – A hardy wizard

Needs to Roll
Reckless

Daniel Stewart:

I see you have a wardog as your animal companion. Is that the same as the dog from the Player's Handbook? If not, could you switch to the dog? We are going to just stick with everything coming from the Players Handbook. Thank you

Liberty's Edge

I can switch to a wolf instead...no problem. Will update on character sheet :-)


Str: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (2, 2) + 6 = 10
Dex: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 2) + 6 = 13
Con: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 5) + 6 = 15
Int: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 5) + 6 = 16
Wis: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (2, 4) + 6 = 12
Cha: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (2, 6) + 6 = 14

The stats want me to play a wizard, but I want to play a rogue, so halfling rogue it is! Will see if I can make the deadline, please disregard my entry if I don't submit in time.


Sadly, do to time constraints in RL, I will be withdrawing from this game recruitment. Have fun!


Alright, here's the rough outline of Tazo's rogue!


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Hey everyone! Just a reminder that tomorrow is the deadline, 12 noon central time.

Sorry to see you go Kriznox. But, I am glad that you are withdrawing now and not once the game launches.

Submitted
Cuchulainn – Alden Cooperson – Human Paladin of Heironeous
Qstor – Meiril Malwood – Halfling Bard
Daniel Stewart – Emma – Druid
Tazo – Boros the Snake – Halfling Rogue

Work in Progress
AGM Lemming – Undecided
Kriznox Habb – Possibly Wizard/Cleric/Druid
Edelsmirge – “tough to do something with”
AGamer70 – A hardy wizard

Needs to Roll
Reckless


STR: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 3) + 6 = 13
DEX: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 6) + 6 = 17
CON: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 1) + 6 = 11
INT: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 4) + 6 = 13
WIS: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 5) + 6 = 16
CHA: 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 5) + 6 = 14

Looks like a cleric.


DocBrown21 wrote:
Looks like a cleric.

That would really round out a party of 5...


Final day for submissions. 4 hours until the deadline. Excited to start this dungeon crawl!


Unfortunately I wasn't able to work on my character last night and won't have time this morning to finish. Have fun.


I just couldn't get those rolls to work for me but thanks.


This is DocBrown's cleric. In terms of background traits, he is generous, always looking to help others, and brave, always facing down his enemies as his god demands. On the negative side, he can be a bit reckless, not always considering that discretion can be the better part of valor.


Cuchulainn – Alden Cooperson – Human Paladin of Heironeous
Qstor – Meiril Malwood – Halfling Bard
Daniel Stewart – Emma – Druid
Tazo – Boros the Snake – Halfling Rogue
DocBrown - Syrain Blowblossom - Cleric

Looks like a good well rounded party of 5. Head on over to the discussion page.


If you have attrition and would allow another roll I will step in. Please let me know


Edelsmirge wrote:
If you have attrition and would allow another roll I will step in. Please let me know

I wish you would have just ran with it. Could have been challenging at times, but possibly a fun character. I will keep you in mind Edelsmirge.


Yeahh my biggest problem was timing as this last weekend was my birthday and I went to Vegas so I just got back jet lagged and all today when you started.

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