Okay. I have Doctor Werner Krieger. He's a Ragebred Skinwalker that doesn't actually know he's a Skinwalker. He thinks he's a Human with bizarre powers. It pushes him into alchemy in almost an Island of Dr. Moreau type of way. He wants to find a place where he belongs and people he can trust, and discover more about who he is and where he comes from.
Huh, rerolls eh? Interesting...
For the other people interested I am probably going to roll up a beastmorph/vivisectionist alchemist and become an absolute mauler in melee.
Stat: 4d6 ⇒ (2, 6, 4, 3) = 15
So that'll end up being...
18 16 15 13 13 7
The 7 hurts but that's still a 36 point buy so I think I'm good with that >.>
Couple of questions!
What method of rolling do you wish us to use? Or is there a point buy?
Is all Paizo material available? Is anything restricted?
Are we using traits? Background points? EiTR Feat Tax rules?
Also as someone that plays in and runs a couple of games on this board, I would perhaps note that once per week is *quite* slow and might prevent the game from moving apace.
That said I'm quite interested. I'd lean towards either an alchemist or investigator, most likely.
Frankly I feel like it's meant to A- bring us back a bit from the disastrous attempt at making a tabletop that played like an MMO that was 4e, and appeal to the new "hip nerdy tabletop crowd" without having a super steep learning curve.
And as far as that goes, I think it does a good job. But I agree, I actually do really love most PbtA games and like a narrative heavy style.
5E has it's ups and downs as far as I'm concerned. It's definitely better for a new player, I think. A lot less math intensive, which even as an experienced player I like live; it speeds up play quite a bit. And I think AiME in particular does a very good job of capturing the feel of LOTR.
But for more generic fantasy games and for more customization, I definitely prefer PF.
Ah, and, to wit;
I have been playing RPG's for about twenty years. I'm very experienced with DnD and Pathfinder. I used to play in and run several games on the boards before illness sidetracked me. I still have a RL group that I game with weekly and have been getting back into playing online.
Here's a link to an RP post I made in an Adventures in Middle-earth game I'm in on these boards so that you can see the type of RP I usually do; Link. Hopefully that worked right!
In general I check the boards several times throughout the day, as I have an office job that doesn't really monitor internet traffic :3
Okay! I have Varryk Swiftshot ready to go. I just haven't finalized his gear... which I probably won't bother doing unless I get selected.
Varryk is a Ranger (Infiltrator) with a grudge against the Whispering Way. I've done my best to tie all of his Traits to his background, which is... kind of long. I'm not *super* up on my Lastwall/Ustalav/Whispering Way lore so let me know if anything I have up is off and I'll change it.
I'm sorry it took so long. I was too distracted by how beautiful GM ShadowLord is
As some of you may remember, I am ElegantlyWasted (alias GM Wasted). I was pretty active on the boards several years back but a couple of occurrences of cancer led to my long absence. I'm fully in remission, and looking to get into some gaming again (and have a new office job which gives me plenty of time to sneak to the boards >.>).
I'm considering running one of two games. I could run both but I'm a busy bee and I don't want to get burned out, especially being so newly back to the RP boards.
I'm considering one of two games.
One would be a solo Kingmaker Tristalt game. Yes, you read that right! Tristalt! Like Gestalt, but MORE!
There's a lot to like in Kingmaker, but I feel like it suffers from being a bit of a pure hex crawl, and I've seen many a group sort of flounder when it came to exploring the more interpersonal bits of a group of adventurers suddenly running a kingdom. What I would want would be to take one person, give them a cast of NPC's to work with, and explore their personal story, delve into what it's like for them to be, all of a sudden, a lord... maybe even a king or queen.
It would be somewhat similar to the Kingmaker video game by Owlcat in that regard. As far as adventuring went, you would have a companion or two and combats would be a bit smaller, a bit more intense, a bit more personal. I'd expect you to build your character well, to be able to handle most challenges that came your way. And I'd expect you to be a damn fine writer and roleplayer, because it's just going to be you and me, and I would want this to be a quality character exploration between the two of us.
The other option I'm considering is Adventures in Middle-Earth, the LOTR-themed 5E game. I love LOTR, and AiME is, I think, a pretty good system for translating that world into a d20 skin. I'd be using elements from existing campaigns to tie them into a 1-20 supercampaign, much of which will be homebrewed content. Be forewarned, that would get extremely nerdy... I am a big Tolkienphile and my knowledge of the lore of the setting is as vast as the waters of Ulmo. It would be a campaign focused on a group of sort of "middle heroes". The time period is set between The Hobbit and LOTR and I don't have a ton of interest in changing the established LOTR story, so we, as players and the Loremaster, would know that it was not possible to completely defeat the Shadow. But it would be possible to determine the fate of lands not directly involved in LOTR. It would be possible to delay the return of the Shadow until it can finally be defeated. It would be possible to travel to lost lands and defeat threats that would have laid low the Fellowship before it even began.
So yeah. Those are the two campaigns I'm thinking of running. The Kingmaker game would only have one player.
The AiME game would have four to six.
It's not explicitly stated but I assume that the DSP Psionic Classes are fair game, since they're called out on the Wiki. Is this correct?
If so, I might make an Psychic Warrior that claims a link to divine heroes and is in the process of discovering his own fatal flaws.
Is the Half-Giant race permissible? It seems as though this would be a good one to link to divine parentage.