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Waiting for the last two players to post in Gameplay and I will move us along.


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Little is known of the history of the first human civilization, other than the sad story of its destruction. Myths tell of an ancient war between the Azlanti and a race known as the serpentfolk. The Azlanti are said to have driven their enemies off the face of Golarion and into the Darklands. In the war's final battle, Savith, an Azlanti hero beheaded the serpent god Ydersius in the Darklands realm of Sekamina. It is also rumored that exiles of Azlant founded the empire of Thassilon. Whatever the truth of that Myth, recent rumors of the discovery of a "Lost Island" in the Arcadian Ocean fuel rumors that Azlant has been re-discovered...


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Alone in the shared Haven you hold down the fort.

You feel a bit restless as the group asks you to track down a lead on the Hunter Michael Standdown on your own. It was one thing to confront him with a group but alone? That may be another matter entirely.

As you consider whether to dial the Native man's number, you feel a presence behind you. You turn and it is a spirit, the spirit that your Sire can send out on long range trips, somehow.

It speaks in its unsettling disembodied voice, "It has been some time since you phoned home..."


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The group is headed into Gary tonight to find that Hunter. You head into Gary too but you are not sure what you want to do. One thing is for sure though, those Licks are cramping your style! Boooring!

Time for some fun...

What now?


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With a free night, you opt to head once again to the Tremere Chantry. Nicolai was receptive to your return to increase your own knowledge of the secrets of the Clan.

As you arrive at the front walkway to enter, you see a car down the street flash its lights at you.

Do you approach the car or enter the Chantry?


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Finally, you manage to steal a nice ride from some Kine square who has no business riding a Harley. As you hurtle down the road, you see in your rear view a group of bikers who are gaining on you fast. Are these friends of that Mortal or something else?

Do you slow down and let them catch up, or speed up? If you decide to speed up, make a Dexterity+Drive roll DC Variable.


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Alone in your room, you feel a pull, as if you must get up and go!

Do you spend a Willpower point to resist or go with the feeling?


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The Discussion Thread.


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Venice The Year of Our Lord 1309

Pope Clement's excommunication has come to pass. Doge Pietro Gradenigo is beset politically by his foes within the Great Council. Open Rebellion may burst into the streets any moment and the unrest is palpable.

For the Cainite residents of the city it is business but not as usual.

A Grand Conclave has been called by Elder and Neonate alike seeking to end the so called War of Princes which has waged since the fall of Constantinople to the Fourth Crusade.

This open warfare of the Cainites has allowed large numbers of humans across civilization to discover the existence of Vampires among them. Something not seen since the fall of the "Second City" city of Vampire myth. The Silence of the Blood has been tattered though not shattered.

Through these tatters have stepped Mortals that Hunt the Hunters! An Inquisition by the Church which has uncovered and led to the death of many Cainites, mainly Neonates. Regardless, this conflict has alarmed even the Elders who are wise enough to see the dangers presented by mass awareness of the existence of their Childer.

Thus, from the Ashes of War, a new body politic has been formed. The Camarilla. A sect created to protect and nurture all Cainites from the eyes of Mortals and each other, or has it?


I am seeking a player to play Lord Thomas Havelyn in a Way of the Wicked campaign. I altered the NPCs background a bit to have been married to a woman who was part Tiefling who worshiped Asmodeus secretly. Once she was discovered she was executed and the execution gave Lord Havelyn mixed emotions about Mitra and the Kingdom of Talingarde in general. These feelings were pushed aside until the arrival of the characters at Balentyne where one of the current characters Soren Marsailles is the spitting image of his dead wife and coincidentally was born the day after his wife was executed. Havelyn took this as a sign from Asmodeus and converted to the cause of the characters which led to the sacking of Balentyne at the end of Book I.

As an NPC, he was a Level 2 Aristocrat and Level 7 Paladin.

The characters are only Level 5 currently so I wish to have a new players run him as 5th level to match the current PC power level. I'd like to see him as a Cleric of Asmodeus or an Anti-Paladin but will entertain other interesting ideas as well. I allow all Third Party and Pathfinder classes.

You can either use a 25 point to make new stats or accept his stats as listed in the Book:

Strength 18 - Dexterity 12, Constitution 14 - Intelligence 12 - Wisdom 14 - Charisma 16.

You will begin with the following equipment:
+1 Dastardly Full Plate,
Masterwork Heavy Steel Shield,
Masterwork Longsword ("Balinger" an heirloom sword which has a Holy Symbol of Mitra built into the cross guard),
Masterwork Dagger (adorned with gilding which marks him as a Knight of Alerion),
Headband of Alluring Charisma +2 (already include din the stats above).
A Leatherbound Book Detailing the Family Tree of the Havelyn's (reading from it allows those who hear it the effects of Bless that lasts for 2 hours once per week if they are followers of Mitra - he will not part with it as it is still a family heirloom), and
900 Gold.

You will receive 2 Traits.

He is Human so his race will not change but a conversion to a half-fiend template I would consider as time moves on in the game.

I am a DM who took over for a prior DM so the builds are a bit of a compromise. At first level, the character is Gestalt. At 5th, 9th, 15th, and 19th I am allowing the PCs to swap out taking a Feat at the level to take another Gestalt Level.

My posting rate is relatively slow these days just an FYI.

Any takers? I'll leave this open for the next 10 days to see if there is any interest. Thanks.


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RECRUITMENT NOW OPEN for Eberron - Echoes of the Past

A Sharn based campaign.

This will be a Pathfinder game.

Eberron Pathfinder Conversion

Builds:
Starting at 3rd Level.
Traditional Eberron Races are (obviously) allowed.
25 Point Buy.
We are using Background skills.
Max HP at 1st Level. Roll or 1/2+1 HD thereafter.

If you wish to use a supplement just ask.
Yes Psionic Characters are welcome (Ultimate Psionics).

A brief Background 2 paragraphs max is fine.
Two Traits (from any book including Campaign Traits unless they are tied to the core of that Campaign and would make little sense here).

You may take a single Drawback to gain another Trait.

Each character will receive a bonus Feat of their own choice over and above the base level 1 Feat which must be selected at character creation.

I will use a Hero Point system of my own devising.

Starting with 4,000 GP.

Current party consist of an Elven fighter, a Warforged Fighter/Investigator, a Human Wilder.

Recruitment will be open until August 17.

I am Recruiting for 2 Slots.


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Sharn - City of Towers - 998 YK - Fifteenth Day of Dravago - The Dig Site

EE Re-Roll - 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (3) + 6 = 9

EE manages this time to strike his foe and guts the creature and it gasps falling to the ground dropping its battleaxe to the floor in a clang.

Taryn steps into the next four armed creature his face bordering on fury.
Earthbreaker Attack 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (20) + 7 = 27 - Damage 2d6 + 6 ⇒ (1, 5) + 6 = 12.

The Earthbreaker comes down in an overhead swing splattering the creature its bows falling at the feet of Taryn.

Jiri grunts, "Damn, don't damage those bows, I think they're the first special things we've found down here. They came from the south. I'd wager that's where we should go next".


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The Games People Play:

1. v20 Dark Ages - Bloodlines

2. Star Wars Legacy Era - Tempest Feud - Empire in Exile

3. Star Wars Legacy Era - Tempest Feud - the Sith Empire

4. 5E Ravenloft - Ill Met in Kartakass

5. Call of Cthulhu 5/6E

6. Way of the Wicked AP

7. Hell's Rebels AP

8. Skull & Shackles AP

9. Rise of the Runelords AP

10. Eberron - Echoes of the Past - Secrets of Khorvaire

11. Eberron - Echoes of the Past - Secrets of Sharn

12. Hell's Vengeance AP.

13. By Fang, Fur, Claw, Feather, and Scale! - A Classic Greyhawk Lycanthrope Pathfinder Campaign

14. When Will You Rage!? - A 2nd Edition Modern Werewolf the Apocalypse Campaign

15. DRAGONLANCE - LEGENDS OF THE THIRD DRAGON WAR

16. Strange Aeons AP

17. Shattered Star AP

18. Gamemaster Zimovat Vyetyer's - Reign of Winter

19. Vampires of Golarion - The Quest for Eternal Night a Second Darkness AP

20. Vampires of Golarion - Shadows of the Darklands a Second Darkness AP

21. Council of Song - DM Guild Master's All Bards Council of Thieves AP

22. Discover the Lost Continent! DM Decemvirate Emissary's The Ruins of Azlant AP

23. Forged in Steel - Chicago & Gary by Night - A Second Edition Vampire the Masquerade Story

24. Forged in Steel - Milwaukee by Night - A Second Edition Vampire the Masquerade Story

25. The Magnificent 7 - All Gunslingers Kingmaker/Iron Gods

26. Wanderers of the Waste

27. Tyrants of Zhentil Keep - A Forgotten Realms Pathfinder Mythic Campaign

28. Discover the Lost Continent! DM Ruins Master's The Ruins of Azlant AP

29. Discover the Lost Continent! DM Ends of Golarion's The Ruins of Azlant AP

30. Furry Fury - All Familiars PbP

I have no opening at the moment. Just setting up the thread.


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And here is where we all go down the rabbit hole when need be!


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The City of Greyhawk - 581 CY

It's Three Dragon Ante Night at the University of Magic Arts, or at least Bunnicula called for a late, late game! He has been acting erratically since his Master, Bucknard, disappeared under mysterious circumstances two years before. Still, being around him gives you all hope that one day all of you will, like he, be away from your Humans. They aren't that bad sort, at least not for Humans. Still freedom you all yearn for it...

Of course, the damn Bunny is late, again, so you start the game and will either deal him in later or restart when he arrives.

You, each one of you, feel a pull from your Masters' as if asking Where are you!?. However, you've a LOT of gold on this pot with your current hands each looking favorable for the win!

Anaxian ignores his Master Rary, Tekumsah La'Awethikah ignores his Master Otto, Zizi The Masterless ignores her Master Jallarzi, Whisper Heart Sliver ignores her Master Otiluke, Eirish Carb'Ombe ignores his Master Drawmij, Trakas Aeramirdal ignores his Master Nystul, Silvertail ignores her Master Bigby, and finally Fidget the Raccoon ignores his Master Tenser.

Each of you feels a sense of irritation from your Masters but what can you do? Excuses will be made and this too shall pass. After all, it is 3 am what could these Human Wizards' want a THIS Ungodly hour?

Everyone roll d20, let's see who wins this hand shall we? Let's say you each have in the pot 10% of your remaining Gold post purchases.


The OOC thread.


Little is known of the history of the first human civilization, other than the sad story of its destruction. Myths tell of an ancient war between the Azlanti and a race known as the serpentfolk. The Azlanti are said to have driven their enemies off the face of Golarion and into the Darklands. In the war's final battle, Savith, an Azlanti hero beheaded the serpent god Ydersius in the Darklands realm of Sekamina. It is also rumored that exiles of Azlant founded the empire of Thassilon. Whatever the truth of that Myth, recent rumors of the discovery of a "Lost Island" in the Arcadian Ocean fuel rumors that Azlant has been re-discovered...


The OOC thread.


Little is known of the history of the first human civilization, other than the sad story of its destruction. Myths tell of an ancient war between the Azlanti and a race known as the serpentfolk. The Azlanti are said to have driven their enemies off the face of Golarion and into the Darklands. In the war's final battle, Savith, an Azlanti hero beheaded the serpent god Ydersius in the Darklands realm of Sekamina. It is also rumored that exiles of Azlant founded the empire of Thassilon. Whatever the truth of that Myth, recent rumors of the discovery of a "Lost Island" in the Arcadian Ocean fuel rumors that Azlant has been re-discovered...


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I have been playing in a Dragonlance campaign utilizing the Age Of Mortals 3.5 Edition SuperAdventure series starting with Key of Destiny continuing into Spectre of Sorrows and finishing with Price of Courage.

Age of Mortals Campaign

Unfortunately our beloved DM has been out of contact for nearly two months.

We would like to continue the campaign and are looking for a DM willing to assist us.

The group could also use a 5th player, preferably a Fighter or Fighter/Cleric.

The Pathfinder rules have been utilized with Dragonlance 3.5 Prestige Classes, Spells, and Feats legal but no Third Party Products.

Currently we are in Book II, Spectre of Sorrows having just escaped from the Coral Citadel and about to confront the BBEG of that chapter in a battle on the Surf.

Dragonlance: Heroes of a New Age - Campaign Thread

The Current PC and Player Roster Consists of:

Alathea of Solace 9th Level Human Cleric of Zivilyn - Storyteller Shadow,
Athola 9th Level Afflicted Kender Rogue (Acrobat) - DarkOne the Drow,
Gabriel, the Just 9th Level Human Dual Talented Knight of Solamnia/
Paladin of Kiri-Jolith - Ashe, and
Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti Human Black Robed Wizard (Necromancer) 6/Renegade Hunter 3 - Jason Rodarte.

Our 5th player has not posted in a while so I believe we lost him thus the need for a replacement front liner.

The four current PCs are diligent posters and we would very much like to complete what we started.

Thank you in advance for stepping in and helping us out!


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The Sith Empire Discussion thread. A real discussion thread :-)


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Endregaard - Mid-Day 6 - Tel Bollin

The Scimitar lands near the wreckage that was a spaceship. The Hutt is not here nor does the ground reveal that any sort of Hutt like creature was moving about nearby.

A quick search of the area reveals a few things of interest. The dead body was dressed in Jedi Robes, his style of lightsaber was old, a pre-Sideous Jedi Order build. However, the kyber crystal was removed as the blade casing itself was damaged in the explosion. The droid is, or was, a Jedi Training Droid. Its head was removed as was the arm and one leg, the rest of it is so much scrap metal. Finally, a set of footprints, one foot being dragged leads away from the woods and end in the grass several dozen meters from the destroyed ship. You surmise that there was a speeder here that was flown away. It seems that at least one crew member of this ship was injured but survived!

The navicomputer on the ship was intentionally destroyed by a lightsaber, nothing is recoverable, well, unless you wish to spend significant time here trying...

Praxis cracks his neck, "No Hutt here. We should probably get a move on..."


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The Empire in Exile Discussion thread. A real discussion thread :-)


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Droxu – The Cignet System - Popara the Hutt's Space Barge

Vago puts up his big Hutt mitts, pulls you all aside and replies in Basic, "Dengar, Dengar, Dangar, how can I pay you that many credits when you brought me four crates of spice? The payment agreed upon was for a ship full of spice.

You can certainly tell Popara what I said but I can refute it, who do you think he will believe, me or you?

Tell you what, you risked yourselves and saved Mika so I'll give you 40,000 credits - 10,000 credits per spice crate recovered.

If you go back to Endregaard and get the balance of the spice, I'll pay you the balance of the Credits". He crosses his arms making it clear that he'll not budge on the offer.


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Playing in 20+ games and running 26 (soon to be 27) is time consuming. Outside of the boards I have a fairly busy work schedule and of course a life!

Often I find that if I fall behind in updates, I need to make time to simply update a Discussion Thread to inform the PCs of a particular game that I am either going to be posting later in the day or week or will be on a break form the boards for one reason or another.

To save time updating so many damn threads I am going to open this thread and link all of my DM aliases (and PC aliases) to this thread to inform people as to status.

Of course if people feel the need to ask other questions outside of PbP feel free to do so but mainly this will be a thread dedicated to ensuring that my PCs know my status and to assure everyone that even though I may have some absences away from the boards (or particular games) this thread will always be up to date with my status.


RECRUITMENT IS OFFICIALLY RE RE REOPENED for Star Wars - Saga Edition - The Tion Cluster Gambit

Legacy Era Star Wars Saga Edition campaign set a few years before the events of the Dark Horse Comic Book Series Star Wars: Legacy.

The character I am looking for will be a 9th level Sith OR a Sith Empire Agent.

As we are in the Legacy Era, all books are legal. Though I would appreciate it if you would reference what book (outside of the Core book) you take a Prestige Class, Feat, Talent Tree, or Power from.

25 Point Buy.

Max HP at first level, roll for every level thereafter. If you roll a 1 on your HP, I will give a free re-roll.

Starting Credits - 1st level max x5 to start.

You will be starting with another new PC.

I am looking for ONE PC. First come, first served on this one. I need a player relatively quickly as I want to move into Book II within the week and want that PC to come in when the existing group transitions into Book II.

The current roster has two Sith and a Noble. The other new PC is a soldier with Heavy Weapons training.

Thank you for your interest!


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Zhentil Keep was the first human city to be built on the northern side of the Moonsea, and it has become the richest and most powerful habitation in the area, rivaling Suzail and the cities of Sembia. It has been called, at times, Thargate Keep, because it stands between the eastern Heartlands to the south and Thar.

There can be no understanding of Zhentil Keep without understanding its groups. The first thing any scholar of the Keep must know is the difference between the Zhents, the Zhentilar, and the Zhentarim.

Zhents are citizens of the Keep, those who live and work and dwell and die in the city. Their toil is fodder for those who rule them.

Zhentilar are the swords and spells of Zhentil Keep, the soldiers and mages that are the armies of the Zhents. Their work is that of Empire, they seek to dominate lands both near and far for their own glory and the glory of their masters.

Zhentarim are the undisputed masters of the Keep, even if their rule is from the shadows of the power structure of the city.

Lord Chess Calkontor and the Council of Lords may rule in name but those in the know are well aware that the true might pf the city resides with the Zhentarim, the Black Network. Their goal is much more subtle than that of the Zhentilar, they seek to dominate all trade in Faerun and they do so the same way they rule Zhentil Keep, through the shadows.

Those who wish to be something more than a Zhent or a Zhentilar know that they must rise through the ranks of the Zhentarim, they must become members of the Black Network...


I play as this PC in this campaign.

For some reason, this Game is not listed in my Current Campaigns tab. Is there perhaps a glitch here? I play and run dozens of campaigns and have never had this issue before.

The Game does show as dotted in my Focused Messageboards view.

Thank you for the assistance Paizo team!


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Alright, go ahead and DOT in and let's discuss how to or whether to tie the PCs together or whether to have you all meet in the Last Stop and start our adventures there.


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The Past

In the year 4709 War came to Nirmathas. The hobgoblin horde that invaded the land was resisted by a group of brave heroes whose names have been lost to time. After all, who remembers heroes whose actions led to… this? And can they really be considered heroes after all? The Mana Wastes seem a quaint curiosity, the Worldwound a land of order compared to the disaster that befell what was once Nirmathas, Ustalav, Lastwall, and portions of the Hold of Belkzen. This blasted wasteland produces nothing, nothing natural anyway.

Perhaps the greatest fall-out from “the Apocalypse” as the Bards now call it, was the destruction of the Wards that held Tar-Baphon in his prison. The Whispering Tyrants greatest foes’ were all but wiped out from the face of Golarion by the blast. Still, the Lich was in no rush to confront those who remained. Instead he gained strength in secret – the Orcs, the Hobgoblins whose dreams of Kingdom came crashing down on them, and of course the living dead the number of whom proliferated astronomically due to the devastation wrought by the Invasion.

From tragedy though there is also opportunity, many from Nidal, the Riverlands and even Cheliax began to descend on the Wastelands also known as “the Waste” to pick the corpse of the Nations that were. It was a group of these interlopers in 4720 that discovered the return of the Whispering Tyrant forcing his hand in what would one day be known as “the Waste War”.

The strength of Lastwall by this time had been slowly whittled down by the Whispering Way agents who manipulated the creatures known as the “Mutants” to expend the strength of the Clerics on these foes. Thus, the Counties of Ustalav that remained fell under assault by the forces of the Tyrant with little effective resistance. By day the Orcs and their Hobgoblin generals fought the armies of man. By night Vampires with powers heretofore unseen struck behind enemy lines. The Tyrant though would not settle on Ustalav alone this time, now he sought to conquer east to the Lake of Mists and Veils if not beyond.

Thus, did the Tyrant make a significant tactical error. By 4730 Ustalav was once again conquered and renamed by the rest of the surrounding lands the Terror. Once the denizens of the Terror pushed east, the people’s of Numeria and the Riverlands pushed back.

The burgeoning Kingdom of Freedom recognized the danger before the Tyrant began his eastward push through their spymaster Ursula who made a most unusual contact within the Terror itself. The Council of Freedom approached the city of Torch now long known for its famous forge fires. With the strength of Lastwall spent they argued, if the devices known as firearms could be produced on a massive scale, it may well turn the tide against the forces of the Tyrant, which Freedom argued were coming. The Council of Torch agreed but informed the leaders of Freedom that it would take a significant investment to create such a large number of forges and hire and train enough blacksmiths and gunsmiths to run it, an investment that the Technic League would not finance.

Karl Medyved assured the Council of Torch that it could be done. Councilor Medyved approached old King Noleski Surtova of Brevoy whom he had known since childhood and convinced both the King and the Brevoy Royalty of the seriousness of the danger, by bringing a traitor from the midst of the Whispering Tyrant with him! At this time, the name of the mole was not yet known. Resources in hand, the people of Torch began to increase the size and number of forges to craft guns and ammunition as well as the craftsmen to create even more wondrous firearms.

When the Whispering Tyrant’s forces came east, the Free peoples were ready for them. Though not as effective as the powers of the divine, the firearms still proved the measure of the evil forces due to their increased destructive capacity. Their range allowed for less casualties than traditional melee weapons and therefore less corpses for the Necromancers of the Way to turn against the forces of Light, well forces of the Gray. Moreover, the Androids were able to guard at night against the night raids of the Vampires in a way human sentries never could, especially with the spy network of Freedom providing intelligence prior to nearly every strike.

By 4740 the forces of the Tyrant were pushed fully into the Terror and the ranks of the Hobgoblins and Orcs mostly broken. This did not of course come without great loss of life and resources. Much of the youth of Freedom, Brevoy, the northern River Lands, and the residents of Torch were lost to the War. The Technic League and Kevoth Kul abstained from the War thus the power of Starfall was not with the “League of Nations” which had developed out of necessity.

Fighting through the Terror was agreed upon by the League and encouraged by the remnants of Ustalav to put an end to the Tyrant once and for all. The remnants of Lastwall’s divine heroes rose once more and it was their arrival at the Moot that swayed the vote to take the fight to Gallowspire. By 4752 the seminal moment of the battle came when arrayed on the field of battle around the Gallowspire, the forces of the League along with the leader of Lastwall’s remaining clerics and Paladins looked into the sky and saw a massive meteor hurtling towards them all!

Suddenly the meteor stopped in mid-air and there it remained and has remained ever since. The undead of the Gallowspire held as the Vampires who could not fight by day surged onto the battlefield now that the meteor blocked the effects of the hated sunlight and the League’s forces were broken. Since that day, the Terror and much of the eastern Waste has been turned over to the Tyrant and his former allies, the Council of Eternal Night.

According to the spy who history has revealed as Ilnerik Sivanshin, a former Legendary Pathfinder member of the Council of Thieves’ and former holder of a seat on the Eternal Council, the Tyrant was forced from his body in an effort to stop the meteor that was sent by the Council to destroy him. It seemed that the Council was determined to destroy the Tyrant and his forces along with his foes in one fell swoop! Ironically, in order to save himself and his fiefdom, the Lich saved many of his enemies as well.

Once the Tyrant stopped the meteor, Ilnerik in a letter to the League, claims that he slew the wizard who had the knowledge of the magic of the Starfall and took that knowledge with him into wherever he is currently hiding as the Council of Eternal Night has placed a bounty of one million gold upon his head for his betrayal.

Thus, the War of the Waste ended in a stalemate. Tar-Baphon was once more trapped utilizing his magic to prevent yet another Armageddon and the League was forced to quit the Terror as the Land of Eternal Night was simply too dangerous for the living to enter on a sustained basis.

The Council of Eternal Night both won and lost. It gained a fiefdom that until the suspended starfall is dealt with cannot be invaded but it has also lost the advantage that it had for millennia, the secret of its existence. Of course, dealing with the Starfall will once more release the Whispering Tyrant from his self-imposed prison so none are in a rush to do so…


Recruitment is OPEN once again for Bloodlines - A V20 Vampire the Dark Ages Campaign - Clan Ventrue

You will start as Mortal.

All I need is a concept to start with. I'll give this a week to see who appears interested.

This is a LONG running game, 10,000 posts. However, prior knowledge of the Chronicle is not necessary or quite frankly even desirable as you should not know anything of what has already taken place anyway.


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As announced in multi-game recruitment thread III, I will be starting an Evil Forgotten Realms Campaign.

The PCs can start from any FR 3.5 Region they like (and select a single Regional Feat from that Region as part of the character creation process). Gameplay will begin in Zhentil Keep in the Year 1357 the Year of the Prince.

25 Point Buy.

All Faerun Races are an option. As we move forward, it will be tougher to be an Orc or Hobgoblin, just a warning. I'll convert 3.5 Races to Pathfinder upon request.

Background Skills.

2 Traits and 1 Drawback.

All PC's will begin as 0th level utilizing one of the following FR "Kits".

Each PC has a few changes of clothes within reason - a Commoner should not have Noble clothing for example.

Each PC MAY roll % dice. If your result is 90% or higher, you will also have access to Psion Wilder abilities - TBD.

Peasants:

All peasants begin play with 50 GP.

1) Woodsman – d8 HP, +1 Fortitude saves,
Special: Tracking, ANY Simple Weapon, ANY Light Armor,
Feats: Simple Weapon Proficiency, Light Armor Proficiency,
Skills: Climb, Handle Animal, Knowledge Nature, Survival, Swim. 3+Int.

2) Warrior – d10 HP, +1 Fortitude
Special: +1 Base attack, ANY Martial Weapon, ANY Medium Armor,
Feats: Martial and Simple Weapon Proficiency, Light and Medium Armor Proficiency,
Skills: Climb, Intimidate, Perception, Swim. 2+Int.

3) Adept – d6 HP, +1 Will saves,
Special: 2 0th Spontaneous Arcane spells Known usable 2x per day, Kit Alchemy Crafting,
Feats: Skill Focus – Knowledge Arcana,
Skills: Knowledge Arcana, Spellcraft, Use Magic Device. 2+Int.

4) Craftsmen – d6 HP, +1 Reflex saves,
Special: 2 Ranks in starting Craft, Artisan's Tools,
Feats: Skill Focus – Craft,
Skills: Appraise, Craft, (Knowledge pertaining to particular Craft may also be class skill). 6+Int.

5) Cut Purse – d6 HP, +1 Reflex save,
Special: Backstab 1d6, Thieves' Tools, ANY Simple Weapon,
Feats: Simple Weapon Proficiency, Light Armor Proficiency, Skill Focus Sleight of Hand,
Skills: Acrobatics, Bluff, Sleight of Hand, Knowledge Local, Perception. 5+Int.

6) Commoner – d6 HP, +1 Fortitude saves,
Special: +1 Strength, +1 Constitution,
Skills: Handle Animal, Survival, Swim. 6+Int.

7) Friar- d6 HP, +1 Will saves,
Special: 2 0th Spontaneous Divine spells Known usable 2x day, Wooden Holy Symbol of Order,
Feats: Channel Energy 1d6 3x day OR Improved Unarmed Strike
Skills: Diplomacy, Heal, Sense Motive. 2+Int.

Nobility:

All Nobles begin play with 200 GP.

1) Expert – d6 HP. +1 Will saves,
Special: 2 Ranks Profession, "Appropriate Tools of Trade", Bardic Knowledge,
Feats: Skill Focus – Profession,
Skills: Perception, Profession, (Appropriate skill(s) to reflect Profession). Knowledge (specific to Profession). 4+Int.

2) Squire – d8 HP, +1 Fortitude saves,
Special: +1 Base Attack Bonus, Double starting gold, ANY Martial Weapon, ANY Medium Armor,
Feats: Simple and Martial Weapon Proficiency, Heavy Armor Proficiency, Knight Training (allows multi-classing as a Paladin/Anti-P w/ no penalty),
Skills: Handle Animal, Knowledge Nobility, Ride. 2+Int.

3) Apprentice – d6 HP, +1 Will saves,
Special: Spellbook, 2 0th level Arcane spells per day usable 2x day (must memorize), 1 Magic Item valued at 500 GP or less.
Feats: Skill Focus – Spellcraft,
Skills: Knowledge Arcana, Knowledge Planes, Spellcraft, Use Magic Device. 2+Int.

4) Acolyte – d6 HP, +1 Fortitude, +1 Will,
Special: Initiate Feat, 2 0th level spells per day usable 2x day (must pray from cleric list), Silver Holy Symbol of Order, Select One Oracle Revelation (Regardless of Class selection, the Revelation powers grow with the PC),
Feats: Simple Weapon Proficiency, Skill Focus – Knowledge Religion,
Skills: Diplomacy, Heal, Knowledge Planes, Knowledge Religion. 2+Int.

5) Merchant – d6 HP, +1 Reflex,
Special: Triple Starting Gold, 2 Ranks Appraise, Reduced Cost (pay 75% of list price for YOUR goods),
Skills: Appraise, Bluff, Diplomacy, Perception, Sense Motive. 3+Int.

6) Gleeman – d6 HP, +1 Reflex saves,
Special: Masterwork Instrument, Fascinate (Bardic Performance 4+Cha Mod per day), ANY Simple Weapon
Feats: Simple Weapon Proficiency, Light Armor Proficiency, Skill Focus - Perform,
Skills: Acrobatics, Perform, Diplomacy, Knowledge Local, Perception. 6+Int.

7) Noble – d6 HP, +2 Will,
Special: +1 Base Attack Bonus, Call in Favor (# of favors increases as you level), Quintuple Starting Resources, Drawback - Rival, ANY Martial Weapon OR ANY Exotic Weapon,
Feats: Taunt (see General Feats) OR Exotic Weapon Proficiency, Quick Draw OR Fast Talker feat,
Skills: Diplomacy, Knowledge Nobility. 2+Int.

Once the characters reach first level, at that point you may begin selecting classes. Those classes will be chosen irrespective of the abilities gained as part of the Kits.

I will be utilizing Skill Unlocks.

The Campaign will take the PCs to 20th + at least 2 Mythic Tiers.

I'll be taking 5-7 PCs.

One PC MUST be a follower of Bane who converts to the Worship of Cyric. There is no need to take the Friar or Acolyte Kit for this concept just an FYI.

Recruitment will end on July 2nd. As I have another game to get going mid-month.


Metal God Shadow's Status

The OOC thread for the Kingmaker Iron Gods all Gunslingers AP.

The adventure begins right after your first big fight together where most of you have met for the first time after wandering the wastes.


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The Past

In the year 4709 War came to Nirmathas. The hobgoblin horde that invaded the land was resisted by a group of brave heroes whose names have been lost to time. After all, who remembers heroes whose actions led to… this? And can they really be considered heroes after all? The Mana Wastes seem a quaint curiosity, the Worldwound a land of order compared to the disaster that befell what was once Nirmathas, Ustalav, Lastwall, and portions of the Hold of Belkzen. In this blasted wasteland produces nothing, nothing natural anyway.

Perhaps the greatest fall-out from “the Apocalypse” as the Bards now call it, was the destruction of the Wards that held Tar-Baphon in his prison. The Whispering Tyrants greatest foes’ were all but wiped out from the face of Golarion by the blast. Still, the Lich was in no rush to confront those who remained. Instead he gained strength in secret – the Orcs, the Hobgoblins whose dreams of Kingdom came crashing down on them, and of course the living dead the number of whom proliferated astronomically due to the devastation wrought by the Invasion.

From tragedy though there is also opportunity, many from Nidal, the Riverlands and even Cheliax began to descend on the Wastelands also known as “the Waste” to pick the corpse of the Nations that were. It was a group of these interlopers in 4720 that discovered the return of the Whispering Tyrant forcing his hand in what would one day be known as “the Waste War”.

The strength of Lastwall by this time had been slowly whittled down by the Whispering Way agents who manipulated the creatures known as the “Mutants” to expend the strength of the Clerics on these foes. Thus, the Counties of Ustalav that remained fell under assault by the forces of the Tyrant with little effective resistance. By day the Orcs and their Hobgoblin generals fought the armies of man. By night Vampires with powers heretofore unseen struck behind enemy lines. The Tyrant though would not settle on Ustalav alone this time, now he sought to conquer east to the Lake of Mists and Veils if not beyond.

Thus, did the Tyrant make a significant tactical error. By 4730 Ustalav was once again conquered and renamed by the rest of the surrounding lands the Terror. Once the denizens of the Terror pushed east, the people’s of Numeria and the Riverlands pushed back.

The burgeoning Kingdom of Freedom recognized the danger before the Tyrant began his eastward push through their spymaster Ursula who made a most unusual contact within the Terror itself. The Council of Freedom approached the city of Torch now long known for its famous forge fires. With the strength of Lastwall spent they argued, if the devices known as firearms could be produced on a massive scale, it may well turn the tide against the forces of the Tyrant, which Freedom argued were coming. The Council of Torch agreed but informed the leaders of Freedom that it would take a significant investment to create such a large number of forges and hire and train enough blacksmiths and gunsmiths to run it, an investment that the Technic League would not finance.

Karl Medyved assured the Council of Torch that it could be done. Councilor Medyved approached old King Noleski Surtova of Brevoy whom he had known since childhood and convinced both the King and the Brevoy Royalty of the seriousness of the danger, by bringing a traitor from the midst of the Whispering Tyrant with him! At this time, the name of the mole was not yet known. Resources in hand, the people of Torch began to increase the size and number of forges to craft guns and ammunition as well as the craftsmen to create even more wondrous firearms.

When the Whispering Tyrant’s forces came east, the Free peoples were ready for them. Though not as effective as the powers of the divine, the firearms still proved the measure of the evil forces due to their increased destructive capacity. Their range allowed for less casualties than traditional melee weapons and therefore less corpses for the Necromancers of the Way to turn against the forces of Light, well forces of the Gray. Moreover, the Androids were able to guard at night against the night raids of the Vampires in a way human sentries never could, especially with the spy network of Freedom providing intelligence prior to nearly every strike.

By 4740 the forces of the Tyrant were pushed fully into the Terror and the ranks of the Hobgoblins and Orcs mostly broken. This did not of course come without great loss of life and resources. Much of the youth of Freedom, Brevoy, the northern River Lands, and the residents of Torch were lost to the War. The Technic League and Kevoth Kul abstained from the War thus the power of Starfall was not with the “League of Nations” which had developed out of necessity.

Fighting through the Terror was agreed upon by the League and encouraged by the remnants of Ustalav to put an end to the Tyrant once and for all. The remnants of Lastwall’s divine heroes rose once more and it was their arrival at the Moot that swayed the vote to take the fight to Gallowspire. By 4752 the seminal moment of the battle came when arrayed on the field of battle around the Gallowspire, the forces of the League along with the leader of Lastwall’s remaining clerics and Paladins looked into the sky and saw a massive meteor hurtling towards them all!

Suddenly the meteor stopped in mid-air and there it remained and has remained ever since. The undead of the Gallowspire held as the Vampires who could not fight by day surged onto the battlefield now that the meteor blocked the effects of the hated sunlight and the League’s forces were broken. Since that day, the Terror and much of the eastern Waste has been turned over to the Tyrant and his former allies, the Council of Eternal Night.

According to the spy who history has revealed as Ilnerik Sivanshin, a former Legendary Pathfinder member of the Council of Thieves’ and former holder of a seat on the Eternal Council, the Tyrant was forced from his body in an effort to stop the meteor that was sent by the Council to destroy him. It seemed that the Council was determined to destroy the Tyrant and his forces along with his foes in one fell swoop! Ironically, in order to save himself and his fiefdom, the Lich saved many of his enemies as well.

Once the Tyrant stopped the meteor, Ilnerik in a letter to the League, claims that he slew the wizard who had the knowledge of the magic of the Starfall and took that knowledge with him into wherever he is currently hiding as the Council of Eternal Night has placed a bounty of one million gold upon his head for his betrayal.

Thus, the War of the Waste ended in a stalemate. Tar-Baphon was once more trapped utilizing his magic to prevent yet another Armageddon and the League was forced to quit the Terror as the Land of Eternal Night was simply too dangerous for the living to enter on a sustained basis.

The Council of Eternal Night both won and lost. It gained a fiefdom that until the suspended starfall is dealt with cannot be invaded but it has also lost the advantage that it had for millennia, the secret of its existence. Of course, dealing with the Starfall will once more release the Whispering Tyrant from his self-imposed prison so none are in a rush to do so…


In August, this will be the clean thread for the Ruins of Azlant Recruitment.

More details to come...


I am Recruiting for a combo Kingmaker/Iron Gods game. I hit on an idea today that I want to run it a few decades AFTER the events of the Kingmaker AP and have the Iron Gods villains (or cronies or simply Bandits who get a hold of their Tech) overrun the Kingdom created in a fully completed Kingmaker campaign.

I would like to utilize a fully fleshed out Kingmaker campaign for the basis for my backdrop. Essentially the heroes that aided in forging the Kingdom would be too old to fight anew creating the necessity for the new heroes. The PCs would then rise up anew and answer the call to drive the Bandits out.

Looking forward to seeing what people have done and which campaign I can use to bring this vision to "life".

Thank you!


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I came very close to running Iron Gods a few months back,some strong interest for it but the polls I took of interested players had it come in 4th place.

The other day I was thinking about a Pathfinder game that was themed somewhat like an old western with some "law" men cleaning up a criminal element. Not men necessarily connected to a government but seeing a problem and stepping in to do some good.

Any interest in an All Gunslingers game out there utilizing the Iron Gods AP?


Shadow's Status

"A Beast I am, lest a Beast I become".


Shadow's Status

"No one holds command over me. No man. No God. No Prince. What is a claim of age for ones who are immortal? What is a claim of power for ones who defy death? Call your damnable hunt. We shall see who I drag screaming to Hell with me."


Shadow's Status

"A Beast I am, lest a Beast I become".


Shadow's Status

"No one holds command over me. No man. No God. No Prince. What is a claim of age for ones who are immortal? What is a claim of power for ones who defy death? Call your damnable hunt. We shall see who I drag screaming to Hell with me."


Would anyone be interested in a PbP set in Gary Indiana/Chicago Illinois?

Camarilla Vampires only.

This would not be a long running campaign and would be set in the year 1992. I may even use second Edition rules instead of V20 to give it the old school feel.


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The Discussion Thread for Table II.


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The OOC thread.


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Little is known of the history of the first human civilization, other than the sad story of its destruction. Myths tell of an ancient war between the Azlanti and a race known as the serpentfolk. The Azlanti are said to have driven their enemies off the face of Golarion and into the Darklands. In the war's final battle, Savith, an Azlanti hero beheaded the serpent god Ydersius in the Darklands realm of Sekamina. It is also rumored that exiles of Azlant founded the empire of Thassilon. Whatever the truth of that Myth, recent rumors of the discovery of a "Lost Island" in the Arcadian Ocean fuel rumors that Azlant has been re-discovered...


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All off stage discussion to take place here!

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