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I'm going to be very silly again and try to consume even more of everyone's spare time. I understand people are busy with a lot of commitments so I wont be upset if people don't take me up on the offer but I wanted to see who'd be interested (and able).

I'm considering running Fall of Plaguestone with a few tweaks. If it goes well then I could carry over characters into the Age of Ashes adventure path...

Our heroes to be are journeying with a merchants wagon that has left Andoran and is journeying through Isger.

Backgrounds for Fall of Plaguestone:

Fall of Plaguestone is designed for 1st-level characters, built using the rules found in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook. In addition to the backgrounds presented in that book, the following are additional background options available to PCs at the start of the game to represent their ties to the world and the story that is unfolding in Isger and its neighboring countries. With an eye towards Age of Ashes considering the backgrounds and advice in it's player guide. That said we can always just have characters part ways as they continue on with the merchants wagon if people want to bow out or introduce a new character then.
Lesser Scion
You are the youngest child in a noble house (in Cheliax, Isger, or Andoran) and stand to inherit nothing from your family. Although you have a minor title, it affords you no lands or wealth, but it has garnered you a small amount of respect and deference in your travels. When play begins, you are riding in a caravan bound for Elidir, where a cousin has promised to allow you to stay with them for a month.
Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Dexterity or Intelligence, and one is a free ability boost. You are trained in the Diplomacy skill and the Heraldry Lore skill. You gain the Hobnobber skill feat.

Lost and Alone
You were training to become a knight in Lastwall when the Whispering Tyrant escaped his imprisonment and destroyed the nation. It was only by dumb luck that you are alive at all, but the memories of that fateful day haunt your dreams. When play begins, you have boarded a caravan heading toward a new town, having worn out your welcome in Falcon's Hollow.
Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Strength or Charisma, and one is a free ability boost. You are trained in the Intimidate skill and the Warfare Lore skill. You gain the Intimidating Glare skill feat.

Missionary
You received training from clergy in a faraway temple, who sent you out into the world to spread the faith. Although you are relatively new at this, you are always on the lookout for new places in need of your deity’s teachings and guidance. When play begins, you are riding along in a caravan making your way through sparsely populated regions of Isger, spreading the news of your faith to those who will listen.
Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Constitution or Wisdom, and one is a free ability boost. You are trained in the Diplomacy and Scribing Lore skills. You gain the Group Impression skill feat.

Refugee
The fighting around the Lake Encarthan region has forced many of the people residing there to flee from the violence. Although your home is gone, you have managed to survive and are making your way south in search of a better life. When play begins, you are riding along in a caravan taking you to what might be either a new home in Isger or simply another waypoint in your journey.
Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Constitution or Intelligence, and one is a free ability boost. You are trained in the Survival skill and the Hunting Lore skill. You gain the Forager skill feat.

Teamster
You left your home a few months back for a life on the road, working for one caravan company and then another, always on the lookout for a new job and a better life. Last week, you were hired by a representative of the Bort Bargith’s company. You don’t know anyone from the company just yet, but most of its members seem to be honest merchants and traders.
Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Strength or Wisdom, and one is a free ability boost. You are trained in the Nature skill and the Mercantile Lore skill. You gain the Train Animal skill feat.


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Character Generation
20points for abilities.
2 Traits (One campaign one from the players guide).
Any paizo class.
Races (the weirder the more convincing will be needed.
Background Skills
Make sure to consider underwater combat... Drazh would have a hard time with his hammers for example as it's a bludgeoning weapon, there are feats to get around this but piercing weapons work well. Underwater archetypes are more viable in this campaign.
Feats that make you choose a specific weapons (for example weapon focus) you choose a fighter weapon group so instead of longswords it'd be heavy blades.


As requests, no more recruitment page for us!


For several weeks, excitement has been building in Kenabres—Armasse is coming! Traditionally an opportunity for scholars and priests to come together to study the lessons of history from wars past, since Aroden’s death, this holy day has become more about training commoners in weaponry, choosing squires, and ordaining new priests. Over time, Armasse has grown to encompass jousting competitions, mock duels, battle reenactments, and other festival events. In Kenabres, the festiva (which takes place on 16 Arodus) is eagerly anticipated, for it provides distractions from the horrors of being on the front line of the war. Smiles on faces normally marred by downcast eyes and furrowed brows do wonders for city morale in the weeks leading up to the event.

Armasse is a citywide celebration, but the majority of the event, including its jousting matches and other entertainments, takes place at Clydwell Plaza, just west of the cathedral but for now our unwitting heroes could be in other locations in the city.


Wrath of the Righteous campaign
-25 point buy
-Background skills
-Alternate crafting
-VMC and normal multiclassing are both options
-Feats like weapon focus that require you to pick a weapon instead you just have to pick a weapon group like heavy blades etc
-The Wrath Campaign traits would not lock you into a specific archetype... though obviously they lend well to the intended one


Lets start considering character options.

There are backgrounds that it says we should use for making the characters to help them fit.

The New Backgrounds:

CHARACTER BACKGROUNDS
During character creation, players each select a background for their characters. The Pathfnder Playtest Rulebook presents a variety of backgrounds that can be used for any type of character, but for Adventure Paths and other significant adventures, we’ll be providing campaign specific backgrounds players can choose from to help their characters more directly ft into the campaign’s plotline.
In Doomsday Dawn, players must select from the following unique character backgrounds while creating characters for “The Lost Star.” See pages 38–39 of the Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook for more on backgrounds.

BUDDING OSIRIONOLOGIST BACKGROUND
The secrets buried in the seemingly endless sands of the nation of Osirion have long intrigued you, even though you’ve never actually visited the nation. Some day, you hope to correct that.
Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Dexterity or Intelligence, and one is a free ability boost. You gain the Terrain Stalker (rubble) feat, and you’re trained in the Ancient Osirion Lore skill.

ESOTERIC SCION BACKGROUND
One of your family members belongs to a semisecret society called the Esoteric Order of the Palatine Eye. You’ve long held an interest in perhaps some day joining the order and have studied strange topics in preparation for that day.
Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Intelligence or
Wisdom, and one is a free ability boost. You gain the Quick Identifcation feat, and you’re trained in the Esoteric Order Lore skill.

FAMILY FRIEND BACKGROUND
Your family has been friends with the Deverins of Magnimar for a generation, and you’ve grown accustomed to hobnobbing with the aristocracy even if you have little or no interest in such matters.
Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Charisma or Intelligence, and one is a free ability boost. You gain the Hobnobber feat, and you’re trained in the Nobility Lore skill.

GOBLIN RENEGADE BACKGROUND
You had been working with a gang of goblin burglars, but that new leader was no good. It took a lot of guts to stand up to him, but you survived! Now you’re stuck with the longshanks, but maybe you can get back at the old boss.
Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Dexterity or Charisma, and one is a free ability boost. You gain the Quick Repair feat, and you’re trained in the Criminal Lore skill.

MIND QUAKE SURVIVOR BACKGROUND
As a child, you once woke from a particularly harrowing nightmare, and this nightmare has plagued you ever since. You’ve had strange thoughts and knowledge that you always felt weren’t truly your own.
Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Constitution or Wisdom, and one is a free ability boost. You gain the Dubious Knowledge feat, and you’re trained in the Dominion of the Black Lore skill.

PATHFINDER HOPEFUL BACKGROUND
You’ve long wanted to join the adventurous Pathfinder Society, a world-spanning organization of relic hunters. This aspiration has led you to take up the dangerous life of an adventurer eager to make a name for yourself and gain the attention of the Pathfinder Society.
Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Strength or Intelligence, and one is a free ability boost.
You gain the Additional Lore feat, and you’re trained in the Pathfinder Society Lore skill.

At a quick glance the characters we will be making at this point will be the main characters but at a future point we'll be making other characters but these guys are the 'stars'.


Our adventure begins several years ago beneath the streets of Magnimar in the year 4,707...


Male Human Level 3 Investigator

To be clear I'm going to do one, possibly two Starfinder Society scenarios but we're not abiding by the SFS rules. But it shouldn't be too long before the adventure path comes out.

We'll use the standard points buy (this is different in Starfinder than Pathfinder).

Themes from in and outside the core rulebook are fine.

Races from the core rulebook including the legacy ones are all fine. Races from the other Starfinder books can be discussed with me just remember large size characters might have difficulty fitting in places for one! If there's a race from Pathfinder you'd really like to try in Starfinder we can consider converting it. So yeah if you want to try a Gnoll Soldier that might be doable.

As for starship combat, as I've said I think it's not all that well suited for PBPs, I'm not going to ignore it completely but I'll file off starship encounters that seem tacked on. With the current adventure path I've been left with the impression they just shoved a starship fight in some of the books to make sure there was one.


Male Human Level 3 Investigator

Against the Aeon Throne with a prologue. Feel free to dot!


Male Human Level 3 Investigator

Now you can make your rolls.


Male Human Level 3 Investigator

For five years, the faithful of Sandpoint have attended church in temporary structures erected after fire destroyed the previous temple, and while their new religious leader was helpful, kind, and wise, church wasn’t the same. Now, the new cathedral is finally done. All that remains is for the Swallowtail Festival, on the Autumnal Equinox, to renew the site’s blessings from the gods and it will be as if the Sandpoint Fire had never occurred.

The turnout for the opening speeches is quite respectable, and the four keynote speakers each deliver short but well-received welcomes to the festival.

Mayor Deverin’s friendly attitude and excitement prove contagious as she welcomes visitors to town and jokes about how even Larz Rovanky, the local tanner (and notorious workaholic) managed to tear himself away from the tannery to attend, much to everyone’s amusement (except Larz’s).

Sheriff Belor Hemlock brings the crowd down a bit with his dour mood, his reminder to be safe around the evening’s bonfire, and his request
for a moment of silence to remember those who lost theirlives in the fire that claimed the town’s previous church several years ago.

The next speaker is scheduled to be local nobleman Lonjiku Kaijitsu, but Mayor Deverin apologizes on his behalf as a sudden illness has prevented him from attending the ceremony (this isn’t something that surprises the locals, given Lonjiku’s well-known dislike of frivolity and festivals).

Sandpoint’s own show man Cyrdak Drokkus is more than up to the challenge of bringing the crowd’s mood back up with his rousing anecdotes. He delivers a not-completely-irreverent recap of the long process the town went through to finance and construct the new cathedral. He throws in a bit of self promotion at the end, as is his wont, inviting everyone to stop by the Sandpoint Theater the following evening to check out his new production of “The Harpy’s Curse,” revealing that the lead role of Avisera the harpy queen will be played by none other than the famous Magnimarian diva Allishanda!

Finally, Father Zantus steps up to give a short speech thanking everyone for coming before declaring the Swallowtail Festival underway.

Just let me know what kind of contest you'd like to participate in! There wont be any wizard duels but a variety of fun and games are going on.
Various games and contests are being held, from tug of wars and sack races to two musicians with fiddles trying to out do each other. There are even some people test their skills at the edge of down doing a little archery but it seems to be mostly an impromptu affair. Riddle contests and various other challenges abound.


Male Human Level 3 Investigator

Feel free to discuss things here.


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Stats 4d6 keep the best three rolled six times with twenty point buy as a safety net.-Some have already rolled these in a thread set up by a player.

Race wise it'd be best to stick with core though a case could be made for things like Aasimar or Tieflings.

Classes: Any Paizo. Unchained or regular versions or a class are acceptable.

Traits: Two, you do not have to take a campaign trait but need a reason to be invested in Sandpoint or the surrounding area. Lets keep reflarvouring to a minimum.

Optional Rules: Background Skills. Variant Multiclassing is acceptable as is normal multiclassing. Skill Unlocks can be gained with a feat, or if you are an unchained Rogue. Added since I've spoken with people: Alternate Crafting from Unchained

Grumbaki-Probably some kind of melee character.
Meloriel-Shifter
Zanbabe-???
MDT-Sylph Elemental Master Arcanist (presumably air)
Something Wicked-Oracle or Psyker
Decimus Observet-Inquisitor

I'd like to keep things moving along and given how long things can take I'll be doing without random encounters and maybe removing some of the 'padding'.


Male Human Level 3 Investigator

Getting to a safe point to exit the system, it takes a few days to get to the systems edge. The dangers and horrors seen as well as the potential profit are clear in your minds... as are the hints at more. You augurs had detected planets yet unexplored by you, someday you will return to make more fortune... or find your doom.

The Hymn of Battle delves into the warp and you can immediately tell something is wrong. You can feel the deck plates shudder beneath your feet. The walls groan in protest as they are put under immense strain. The comms system crackles to life as the navigators tower tries to contact ye. <-ergency. It's like ---olding onto us, pulling --- back in. - can press ahead or -xit?>


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Migrating the campaign here so people can make their own rolls etc.


Male Human Level 3 Investigator

Mustering the Holy Ordos
Mission One: Deep Down the Hive


Male Human Level 3 Investigator

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Male Human Level 3 Investigator

Welcome everyone and remember all of our fleshy members get a bonus feat so Tik'klik hasn't got too much of an edge.


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This will be a game following a modified version of the Kingmaker adventure path including other modules (including the Emerald Spire Super Dungeon). Ye will be given a challenge to complete before being deemed worthy of being granted one of the Charters.

I have two friends already confirmed but I am looking for a further three players to round out the group. There is a slight chance of third friend joining but this is quite unlikely and if so I would still recruit three other players to be fair to people applying.

The characters so far include: Halfling Far Strike Monk, Elf Witch. Both are putting finishing touches on their background and character.

There were four charters up for grabs… three have been claimed though it is telling not all groups have succeeded or returned. Established groups were given first crack at the challenges but many have been found wanting. Ye have been grouped together for the next group to be set out, it seems another group has fallen or given up.

The First Charter: This was awarded as a courtesy to the mercenaries known as the Iron Wraiths. Hardened warriors of great renown it seemed foolish to ask them to jump through hoops. However they have been given the most challenging territory, the Glenebon Uplands, to explore the Tiger Lord barbarians and to make diplomatic contact with Pitax to sort out any border disputes.

The Second Charter: Baron Hannis Brelev, a Brevic Nobleman, by the looks of things knew that this opportunity was coming. A skilled politician before the announcement he had secured the loyalty of several skilled diplomats and veteran soldiers. Prepared as he was he overcame the challenge set before him easily, disappearing into the wilds of Iobaria and returning victoriously. That one or two members of his group did not haven’t seemed to dampen his spirits. The Slough to the uneducated would seem a strange choice given some of it’s terrain but Baron Brelev is acutely aware of the trade routes operating through the area. The Swordlords seem happy to let an experienced politician with good foresight to take this charter.

The Third Charter: ...hopefully yours. Others have set forth with unknown challenges but have either not returned or had to admit defeat. Now is your opportunity much to the annoyance of your peers who would likely be happy if you were quick about failing. The Greenbelt remains and if you can rise to the challenge could perhaps be yours.

The Fourth Charter: Sword Lord Maegar Varn bucked the format for his group and before being issued a challenge offered to quickly prove his worth by taking on any one the organisers wished in a duel. It was hard fought but none could deny his skills after a grueling duel. Always eager for a challenge he and his adventuring companions chose the charter relating to the Nomen Heights… a few tried to replicate his deed with the backing of their companions but after the third was soundly bested and their groups all being sent home people started thinking the better of it.

Note: I am going transplanting Thornkeep the the Emerald Spire Super Dungeon from way in the west of the River Kingdoms to southeast of the stolen lands. They’ll give nearby dungeons for ye to have a bit of a diversion in between books if ye feel so inclined.

This game will likely reach a slightly higher end level than normal for Kingmaker with a few extra diversions thrown in. I’ll be scaling some encounters up to make sure they are still a challenge if the party is ahead of the curve. So hopefully by the end your party will be at or near level 20!

You can find the Kingmaker Player’s Guide here. http://paizo.com/products/btpy8dqh?Pathfinder-Adventure-Path-Kingmaker-Play ers-Guide

Character Creation:

Stats: 4d6 Keep the best three. Assign them as you like. If you don’t like them you can do a 20 point buy build.

Hit Points: Max for first level. After first half hit dice +1, so d6=4, d8=5, d10=6, d12=7

Traits: Two traits, another with a drawback. Additional traits feat is also fine.
*You must have a campaign trait but suitable campaign traits from other campaigns including frontier healer, missionary etc will be considered.

Classes: Any Paizo. Core, Base, Hybrid, Occult are all fine with me however I expect you to know your class reasonably well. New players are welcome but if they come at me with a bizarre build neither of us understand that’s not too appealing. Characters filing missing roles will have a bit of an edge.

Race: Core is fine, the further you get from this and higher race points the less the character will be considered but a good background can win me over.

Wealth: Average


Optional Rules in Place: Background Skills. Alternate Crafting Rules from Unchained. I’ll be using Ultimate Campaigns Kingdom rules as they are more refined than Kingmakers. I’m probably going to use some elements from Legendary Rulership as it’s the same author but thats a problem for a long way down the road.

No Item Crafting During Character Creation.

Posting Rate: I expect players to post at least once a date on weekdays, I understand if it gets more quiet at the weekends. My availability at weekends varies wildly but if I am about don’t be surprised if you see me responding a good bit if I have the time.

Combat: I am going to try using google slides but it will be my first time setting it up so be forewarned. If someone is lagging behind I might bot them for a round.

Oh yes for the map as ye explore I intend to use hex kit to present ye with a nice fog of waresque map where the adjacent unexplored territories are black and white and as you explore I replace the hex tile with a nice colour one!