Thanks for the consideration. I'd love to game with you again.
Of the options, I would definitely love to play a Pathfinder 2e campaign from the start. That's my A. That said, I'm currently in Tyrant's Grasp. :/ I could absolutely get behind another P2 game and could play quite a few APs.
I'd give Option 1 a B.
Though I do like LotR (and could probably give it a B), let's call it a B minus. :)
I do have some hesitation learning a totally new game system, and I really only know Pathfinder and Pathfinder 2e (which I've been starting up a home game of--finally catching up).
GM Derek: Do we have any guidance on character creation? I'm guessing 20 point buy? What's starting wealth? Are drawbacks allowed for a third trait? Allowed races and classes?
I've been giving this too much thought. As much as I love playing wizards and like the idea of a three-wizard party, I think I'm going to go with my second choice, a halfling medium (assuming occult classes are allowed).
This character, for anyone who doesn't know how they play, actually fills a completely different roll on any given day. Rather than optimize this toward a specific role, I'm actually wanting to play it as a different class from day to day. This is definitely a roleplay pick over an optimized pick for me, but I like the concept I have for this one, especially on this Thassilion-themed story arc. I should have the crunch done later today (given some guidance on character creation) and then backstory incoming later this weekend.
PatheticWretch: Halfling Medium - WILD CARD
Any word on our last player? Still in?
GM Engleaktig wrote:
I'd like to play a dedicated healer. Someone like McCoy from Star Trek--dedicated to healing, but not (manifestly) desirous of adventure. Of course, he'd never leave the party (his Enterprise) because he's super loyal.
Sounds awesome! Do you happen to know what your friend wants to play?
PatheticWretch: Wiz/Thassilonian specialist - CONTROL
Either one of those would definitely be a strong front-liner even though it's a wizard.
@Arthur: Do you want to clarify what you mean with "wizard/chirurgeon"? Is this a wizard with alchemist levels?
Anyone else want to weigh in on what they want to play?
GM Derek wrote:
Yeah, he wouldn’t be evil. The player’s guide does mention Thassilion Specialist specifically as good archetype. He would mainly be a scholar and fascinated by their magic, and would not fully recognize that it’s tainting him as he practices it. He would recognize the difference between learning of their powerful magic and opposing the rise of their political forces or villains.
I’m leaning a bit toward a human wizard, a Thassilionian Specialist whose intense studies of this ancient magic has corrupted him, so that he exhibits the vices associated with the various schools as he uses his magic (envy, gluttony, wrath, etc).
The other possibility is a halfling medium (fiend keeper) that has become the keeper of some evil entity from Thassilon. He has to keep the villain at bay. This would not fill a specific roll, but be a 5th or 6th man that could fill lots of roles.
These are the two I’m most interested in now, though depending on what others are playing, I could switch it up.
Yes! I'm in!
I'm so excited to do something long-term with this crew. I've loved how GM Englaktig has run us through so many scenarios, and have loved developing characters, but I think an AP has even more room for that. I've also loved Mareq's character immensely. This sounds great.
Since we're sharing, I live in Utah, and am a self-employed attorney neck deep in work problems that needs either therapy or RPGs as therapy. I have a lovely wife and four teenagers. No indoor pets, but we do feed birds. I like games, and after my real-life D&D group finally disintegrated after a very long time, I turned to PbP. :)
I'd be fine with swapping in as GM later.
I'll have to look at classes. Initially, I'm thinking either a Medium, Arcanist, Wizard, or Skald.
I've been watching for anyone running this campaign. Something about freak show circus adventurers really interests me.
Have you played Second Edition? I have only played some 2e Pathfinder Society games, so not extensively.
How comfortable are you with Second Edition? Fairly comfortable. I've read the Core rulebook and made a handful of characters. Though I'm not as familiar with it as I am with Pathfinder 1e, I have been playing D&D and its ilk since the Red Box days, and will adjust quickly.
How comfortable are you with the Play by Post format? Very comfortable. Though I've played plenty of tabletop with friends, our longstanding group eventually disbanded after several moved away, and I've been on the Paizo boards since then for my RPG fix. I have been here a good 6-7 years, and have over 21,000 posts. So I'm committed to the long-haul of an Adventure Path.
What kind of character are you willing to play? I am willing to play any character role if selected for this game. However, my top pick would be a half-elf bard (probably with Rogue multiclass dedication) whose schtick for the circus is that he is a former court jester/juggler/entertainer who now thinks he is the king after escaping from his evil tyrant king oppressor.
Tell me a bit about yourself as a player. I like to think about and create characters, as well as play them. I'm prone to playing casters, anti-heroes, and characters with a significant weakness to role play. I like inter-party banter and role play. I was an English major in college and like creative writing, especially in this collaborative format.
Tell me a bit about your favorite character ever. Aside from the character I'm playing in any given moment? My first character played with friends decades ago is pretty memorable, but light on the role-play back then. I may have to settle for a top three: a paranoid gnome illusionist who uses his magic to create every possible layer of protection, a human mesmerist haunted by some dark power forced to confront her own fear, or a thrill-seeking halfling ranger who insists on making everything as hard as possible because it will be much more spectacular.
And lastly, what do you enjoy most about Pathfinder? I love the options to create any character I can conceive of. I like the many different ways players can create the same character class. I like that the rules take a backstage to the characters heroically facing challenges.
Thanks for your consideration! To be clear, you aren't looking for character submissions yet, just information about us, correct?
PatheticWretch - that's quite the story for Magnus. It's hard to imagine from that experience and history, that the man begins as a level one arcanist. Part of my expectation is that your characters enter as novices, not having vast experience. Might have to tone it down a bit.
Fair enough. I’ll go ahead and withdraw that submission.
GM Granta wrote:
Curse of the Crimson Throne
Hey all, with apologies, I think I'm going to have to bow out of this run.
Learning PF2 was a bigger learning curve than I'd anticipated, and I'm going to have several days now where I won't be able to post with work and family obligations.
Sorry to apply and back out, but I don't think I'll be able to make it. With 5 characters still, I'm hopeful you'll have a safe and fruitful run!
Eric Collins - France wrote:
Yes, I was wanting to delete a character with one post to reuse the name.
But there’s no delete button despite having one post.
I may need to just use a different character.
Does anyone know how to have a character deleted that has fewer than 10 posts but doesn't have a delete button?
I've got PFS 1e character with 1 post I want to delete, but there's no delete button. I'm wanting to use that character in 2e PFS for this game.
I contacted customer service a couple weeks ago but never heard back. Any ideas?
Hey all! Thanks for the invite, GM Dak! I've been trying to get into your games! :)
The ideas I'm most interested in pursuing for this are:
1. Gnome Sorcerer (a boastful coward, paranoid illusionist / arcane investigator)
I could come up with some other ideas if the arcane role is already full (though it looks like two tables). If there are no objections, I'd proceed with one of those ideas.
I'm excited for a faster-paced game. :)
I'm Mountain Time Zone, FYI.
Well, I’m good either way, but we are different races. I’m human (1/4 elf for RP purposes), and you’re a half-elf. However you want to reconcile that, I am happy to try it.
I’d rather not have you need to change your name. Perhaps my new name is one I thought sounded more wizardly and assumed, while yours is a family name.
Either way, with me away we won’t know each other incredibly well. I had thought about having a different sibling or half-sibling, but I guess that could be you.
Selde Cathron wrote:
Funny our backstories were that similar. I hadn’t read yours...promise!
Another idea would be if we were half-siblings or cousins. Maybe there was a particular elven grandfather that got around. Perhaps we know of each other but haven’t met?
Okay, I ended up settling on a Human Wizard named Thael Silverstep.
Here's some generalities of my background if anyone wants to tie in. I'm thinking he would be early 30's.
Because I want him to have a cultured/city background as a contrast to the mostly nature-themed party, here's a bullet-point proposal for his backstory, let me know if anyone wants to tie in here:
*Thael's father was a human ranger and his mother a half-elf arcanist (Thael is 1/4 elf). They may have both had an adventurer background, but after some harrowing experiences had retired to a quiet life of farming on the frontier.
Let me know if anyone wants to have a connection (former childhood friends? A bully of the egg-head kid?).