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Well this should prove to be fun. I am going to do my rolls and I’ll go from there. Initially I would love to play an arcane spell caster. It seems that I never get into a game where I can play one.

Stat 1: 1d10 + 8 ⇒ (10) + 8 = 18
Stat 2: 1d10 + 8 ⇒ (3) + 8 = 11
Stat 3: 1d10 + 8 ⇒ (6) + 8 = 14
Stat 4: 1d10 + 8 ⇒ (7) + 8 = 15

18, 18, 15, 14, 11, 8

Seems like I could easily play a caster with this. I'll have a character created shortly.

1) I am in favor of gestalt. Not because of how powerful it could be, but because it was how I learned many moons ago. I also love the opposite attracts kind of combos to come up with, something about a Druid/Bard could be fun to play.

2) I use Background skills when I DM. I also look to make sure they line up with the character's background and that they aren't taking linguistics for the sake of knowing all of the language.

3) A free skill focus? Yes please!

4) With all of the above we could be getting... I would go with 1 campaign trait and 1 other trait.

Voted but all seems to be great choices.

Well if that doesn't cause people to be hooked I don't know what would. I am interested in playing. You mentioned Alaska in November where the high is below freezing. How strict will you be using the Cold Weather Environmental Rules?

Stat 1: 4d6 ⇒ (3, 2, 3, 1) = 9 = 8
Stat 2: 4d6 ⇒ (3, 4, 5, 1) = 13 = 12
Stat 3: 4d6 ⇒ (1, 3, 4, 5) = 13 =12
Stat 4: 4d6 ⇒ (6, 1, 5, 5) = 17 =16
Stat 5: 4d6 ⇒ (6, 6, 5, 1) = 18 = 17
Stat 6: 4d6 ⇒ (4, 5, 4, 5) = 18 = 14

I knew I was putting my name in the hat before those roles showed up, now I would be hard pressed to say no. I'll be thinking on a character and will have something posted within a day or two.

1) Skull & Shackles: I have never played an adventure on the high sea. Seems like it could be very cool.
2) Kingmaker: I have never had the privilege of playing this one, but I am running it currently...
3) Tyrant's Grasp: The is one I know nothing about and that in itself is inviting.

Voted & Dotting

Shandyan wrote:
I've made maps of several locations in dungeondraft for my game, which you can find here.

These are great! Thanks for sharing Shandyan!

Andostre wrote:
Also consider use this forum's search feature to read other conversations that have already taken place. This AP is ten years old, after all.

I did this first. When I searched Kingmaker Maps all of the links were dead ends. I figured I would give it a go with people who were currently running it. Sometimes a good refresh is needed.

I am sure I am not the only one looking for this kind of resource.

I am running a PBP and am looking for maps that go with this AP. Some of the maps in the books work, others do not. Lets use this thread to share what you have found as good useable maps.

Stolen Lands Hex Map I used this with a dark layer over it. As my PCs explore it I cut out the Hex to fully reveal it. Example Here.

This Hex map of Brevoy/Mivon/Pitax is useful for me when wanting to see a larger scope of the area.

What maps do you use and would like to share?

Well it was not an easy decision. There were some great concepts and I can tell that you all put great work into the characters. Part of me wants to take you all, but I am going to stick with my guns and only pick 2 pc.

@Viviana Masters & Robert Henry: congrats you two! Head on over to the discussion tab as we start to plot and plan for the beginning of our journey.

@Everyone Else Thank you so much for submitting characters. Not anytime soon, but I will be fleshing out my home-brew world and would love to run a home-brew game. If you don't mind I will keep you in mind when it comes to that game.


Good morning all! I want to thank you for your submissions. I have the coffee brewing and once I have a cup in hand I will begin making a hard decision on who it is I am going to be keeping for this game.

See you soon!

Robert Henry wrote:
The.Squirrel.Ninja wrote:
@All submissions are due tomorrow. They are all great and it will be difficult to cut it down to two.

Hey, if it's too difficult, you could always run two games. One homebrew and one Kingmaker...

So it's the last day, good luck everyone and Thanks "The.Squirrel.Ninja" for running the game games? :)

Oh my... I don't know about all of that.... At least not up front....

@Ellioti I hate to see your character go, but I thank you for your honesty when it comes to your availability. Hope you find some normalcy in these uncertain times.

@All submissions are due tomorrow. They are all great and it will be difficult to cut it down to two.

Jovich wrote:
Is this still a recruitment?

It is, recruitment will end on April 9th.

@Cuan everything looks good, the only thing is that the I am only doing favorite class options for the main PC. As far as the deity goes, I have a general idea of where you are going with the character.

Kulko wrote:
Before I go out and buy a new Book for nothing are we talking PF1 or PF2 here?

This will be PF1, don't go out buying the book if you do not have it. There are many online reference sites that could get you going with the character build.

Edit: See what Robert Henry said, excellent advice.

@Ellioti I will be ok with waiting for the crunch until after the two are selected, but I would like to know their general “crunch style.” Just so that I have a mental picture.

@Viviana Masters Love the backstory you provided for each character. The progenitor druid is a really fun flavor archetype, I had to pass that onto one of my buddies who loves fey/first world lore. Looking over the crunch I do not see the drawback for Mirana, but I really could be missing it.

@All For ease of looking, let me know which two favorite class options you went with for your PC. Thanks in advance!

@Robert Henry sounds good. Everyone has until April 9th to get everything in.

@GM Mowque Hey thanks so much! I am looking forward to it.

@Ellioti looking at the 5 min background of Jack Harrow it says that he is now a drunk that no one remembers. What if in his drunken state Jack burnt some ties in the local seaports and has to find a new way back to the sea. Ellioti makes a great point with river pirates. Maybe Jack once looked down upon those pirates because they weren’t sailing the open seas as he did. Your second post says you are looking at Barb/Ranger. Are those for Jack/Gibbs?

@Cuan that sounds really cool. A great combo of a PC and cohort. I am interested in how someone of just 16 years has become a priestess of Barzahk. I am cool with it, but will want to see a snippet of that background story.

@Kulko welcome to the awesome world of PBP. I am cool with newbies submitting a character, and totally ok with questions asked about the game/system. Right now, there are 3 people who are in the works of submitting a PC, so I am not currently set on the cast. Feel free to submit a PC/cohort as per the above rules. Looking forward to seeing what you submit.

@Robert Henry I would say go ahead and make the cohort. I want the PC and the cohort to be a team that has been working together for at least a short while.

@RHMG Animator No gestalt. I think with the added bonuses to the characters I think it will be challenging yet not terrifying....

@ALL I have decided that this will be a 2 PC game. I am leaning towards either Kingmaker or the home-brew game.

@Cuan if we did the home-brew game it would be set in a world I have been creating. I am currently in works with an artist to finish the map for the world. I do have lore for it, but once the two characters are picked out we will finalize exactly what we will be doing.

@Robert Henry I like the traits to help flesh out backgrounds, same with the background skills. That is why I am giving them out in the way I am. Since I am giving out 2 free feats and allowing everyone to have 2 favorite class bonus, and double max gold, I will be sticking only with 2 traits and 1 drawback.

@Robert Henry Let me know if you have any more questions. I am here to help!

@Ellioti ok that sounds good. In the mechanics Gibbs is the "main PC" and Jack is the "cohort" I just wanted to make sure I had my head wrapped around what you were talking about.

@Robert Henry not a problem!

Cohort as a Character:

Think of the cohort as a character in a book/movie/game that travels with the hero of the story. The cohort will be along with you every step of the way, unless you decide to send them away for any reason. They might have some key involvement throughout, but they typically do not outshine the hero.

This character could be someone you have known for a long time, or maybe someone you have just met. How tied into your PCs background they are is purely up to you. You will be starting the game together already knowing each other. How much is purely up to you.

Building a Cohort:

You may build the cohort using the following rules.

Race/Class: Core only. I do will allow Paizo official race/class archetypes
NPC Heroic Stats: 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, and 8. You place them where you need them. This is BEFORE racial mods. Don't forget to add racial stats.
Gold: 390 Gold. I would use the NPC breakdown that Paizo offers for having your cohort balanced in what they have. Weapons: 100 gp. Armor: 150 gp. Other Adventuring Gear: 140 gp.

Your cohort will get MAX HP at each level.
Your cohort will NOT get traits, favorite class bonuses, or the free feats.

Leveling Your Cohort
Your cohort will start at level one along side you.
Leadership states that they need to be two levels or more lower than you. So depending on your leadership score, the soonest your cohort will hit level 2 is when you hit level 4. Always being at least two levels behind you.

One thing I did forget to add in the PC character creation is starting gold. You will start with DOUBLE your classes MAX starting gold.

@Ellioti I really like the backstory and the 5 minute background. Already have some ideas bubbling up in my mind. Just so I have it right, Captain Jack will be the main PC and Gibbs is the Cohort, but Gibbs is the face?

Ellioti wrote:

How do you handle, encounters? One character will be very weak against by the book encounters. Powered down encounters might not do the story justice.

I imagine you will tailor encounters to the PC? E.g. no traps, unless Rogue, lots of traps if Rogue.

May I ask the reason for the restriction to core classes?

These are great questions.

When it comes to traps or really thing in the game, I do not want to throw things at the PC/PCs that they are good at and take away things that they are weak against. I believe that is not giving the PC/PCs a challenge.

I will say this though, if there was a hypothetical dungeon and every room had a trap in it I would be making some changes to those encounters if there wasn't some kind of disable device ability. But not all of them...

Why core? Great question. From time to time I do core only classes/races because I love those classes and races. I also fully believe that you can do almost anything you want with those limited classes/races because of the variety that is provided through archetypes.

I also pick it because the class should not be the star and it isn't the reason why I will be picking who I pick. It is purely based on the character.

All of this being said, I really hope the restrictions do not prevent anyone from submitting a character. I believe this is going to be fun for those involved.

Robert Henry wrote:
Will you be running the cohorts or will that be left to the player? Just asking, never worked with cohorts before. Seems like they will be necessary for this type of game.

If the player is comfortable playing two individual characters I would prefer them doing so. If the player would prefer me to run the character I can.

RHMG Animator wrote:

Would you consider Curse of the Crimson Throne?

As I feel it has a great foundation for a Solo or Duo style of play with a few minor tweaks.

I don't have that AP and would not want to have to run and go get it. I am going to stick with Kingmaker or Shattered Star. I have those and know them well enough.

Robert Henry wrote:

Curious, would you consider the world of Xoth? The rules are very low magic. But I've had a hankering...

I would not want to jump into something new to me at this point.

Yeah, that shouldn't be an issue. that would still be old enough for him to be an old man.

Hello all! I am looking for one PC, maybe two, that would be interested in a solo campaign.

Why a solo game?:
I want your character to be the solo act. I want to throw all my creative juices at your character and build a story around them that would really make them shine. Bards will sing of their adventures. I want their name to be written in the Tome of Legacy for all to know what they have done, good or evil. I will be using the reputation and fame/infamy system from the Ultimate Campaign book.

What will we be playing:

I have three main ideas and the person(or two) that I pick will have a hand in what we do.

A) Homebrew
B) Kingmaker
C) Shattered Star

I want to have an open world of possibilities for you to play in. A&B will do that. C gives a good grounded city to start in Magnimar but then it goes into world exploration.

"Well, which one is it?" We will decide together.

Character Creation:

This is less important now because I will not be picking your character on the grounds of the build. I will be picking the character solely on background and personality.

Stats: 25 point buy. I will not be using the age system, so feel free to make your character as old as the background sees fit.
Races: Core, but I do allow all Paizo racial trait archetypes.
Classes: Core, but I do allow all Paizo class archetypes. I also will allow Unchained Barbarian/Monk/Rogue
Background Skills: 2 per level. Make them fit your character's background and concept. Use these to help flesh out the character.
Favorite Class Options: I will give you two per level, but once they are selected you cannot change them. HP, Skill, or Class options. Pick 2 of the 3.
Feats: I will be giving you Toughness as a free feat along with Leadership. You will get these at 1st level. Your cohort will start off at first level, but will then fall inline with your Leadership score when it comes to their level. They will always be at least 2 levels behind you.
Traits: 2 Traits and 1 Drawback. Use these to help shape your characters background and personality.
HP: Max every level. This is the same for your cohort. If you have an animal companion/familiar they will gain HP as per normal.

What should I submit?:

I want to pick based upon who your character is, so tell me their story.
Who are they and where do they come from?
What are the things they like and dislike?
Do they have any quirks or phobias? What are they and how did they come about?
Do they have any sayings or catchphrases? My wife and I are currently watching Outlander and in the season we are in there is a character that always says "mark me." It happens at least 3 times an episode.
What does their family look like? Parents? Siblings? Spouse? Children?

If you need help with this, the background generator in the Ultimate Campaign offers an excellent starting point for you to build from.

Submission Due Date: April 9th @ 11:59:59 pm Central. I will pick the PC/PCs on the 10th.

Thom Boxdell is still interested and excited at the prospect of a carnival coming to down. I do hope they have games of chance...

I have not played any of those. I didn't have a background really built into the city so he could still fit anywhere.

RHMG Animator wrote:
Guessing the GM is busy deciding on the characters....

Exciting! Yeah announcement will be sometime today I appears. Good luck to all!

Hello! I would like to submit a human wizard. Tom was made for a different game but was not chosen. He is an old scruffy man that has lived in and around Ilsurian for most of his life. Something like a Carnaval is what is needed.

Let me know what you think. I do need to pick one more trait and a minor stat change to make it fall inline with your requirements.

GM Chapel wrote:
I don;t know why every NPC in this is written as an a hole.

It is hard to say. Heck, the writer could have been in a bad mood when writing it. I typically read through everything and if it is all the same tone I will mix things up for some variety.

Or, the town is just a bunch of jerks.

Hey all. I have him written up. I just need to create an alias. This past weekend was a rather hectic one and am catching up with house stuff and now getting to the gaming stuff. I will have him up and going shortly.

Sorry for the bit of a delay. I know I took a little longer than expected, but I believe I will be landing on a Dwarven Cleric of Torag. I am finishing up his alias and will post him in here to be checked over.

Thanks again for the invite.

I am going to be withdrawing my submission. I have stumbled into a game and would not want to be stretched thin for either. Good luck to all, and Good luck DM in running the game!

Ok that sounds good. Off the bat I would either go with a Dwarven Cleric of Torag, could have some fun with the cayden calian follower Skald, or some kind of Sorcerer. I would typically pick Wizard, but I am currently playing one in person.

Give me the weekend to think things over and I will have something typed up and submitted come Sunday evening/Monday morning.

If there is a greater need one way or the other please let me know. I know the Spiritualist is kind of a hybrid Divine/Arcane casting in their spell list.

Hey all! First off, thanks for putting in a good word Duke! Second, thank you for the reach out and invite. I am not 100% through the game play read but I am interested. In joining. So you all are playing some classes that I am not 100% familiar with so before I made a character I wanted to know what needs you have? I am most familiar with CRB and APG classes, along with unchained versions. I didn't want to make something and step on any toes and leave the void of a much needed role. I am 100% open to suggestions, I am working up a concept already for the character.

Once again, thanks for the invite!!

Fillip is a guy

Oh I think everyone is always learning when it comes to gaming, or at least we should be. I am looking forward to the game and I hope this will be a positive DMing experience for him and it would boost his confidence to run some in person games.

Good luck and have fun!!

Yeah the town names and locations are really plug n play. That is why I didn't even name where Fillip was from, or even what really happened after he left.

When are you thinking recruitment would be finished and an expected starting date might be? I am in no rush, just wanted to make sure everything was finalized and good to go.

Ok, I did some work and I think that I have a more meaty background for Fillip Tarnell Let me know if there is anything that needs to be changed or tweaked. Looking forward to this game, if selected.

Such suspense...

The suspense is setting in..... even though it was said the cast will be selected tonight... (hit refresh - hit refresh - hit refresh) lol

Good luck to all!

Oh for sure. I only got so far with creation and had to head out. I will get something more meaty for the background soon. Also, sounds good as far as the background skill goes.

Here is my submission for Fillip Tarnell, Human Divine Tracker Ranger. He is a follower of Shelyn and works for the temple in Sandpoint.

I had one question, will you be using the Background skills to allow us to help flesh out our characters? I did not use them, but would make a few minor tweaks if you hand planned on using them.

The Emerald Duke wrote:
I am glad you saw this, I was actually planning on PMing you a link. Mostly because I know you are looking to play in addition to GMing. As I make my (increasingly likely to be) cleric I will touch base with you... assuming we are both from Sandpoint it is likely we would at least be aware of each other, ;)

That would be cool!

@DM I will get something written up here today. I already have something in the works, just need to adjust the crunch with the stats I rolled.

I am interested. I love core action and have never played the beginner box.

Stat 1: 4d6 ⇒ (2, 3, 1, 2) = 8 7 (re rolling)
Stat 2: 4d6 ⇒ (6, 6, 3, 3) = 18 15
Stat 3: 4d6 ⇒ (1, 4, 4, 1) = 10 9 (re rolling)
Stat 4: 4d6 ⇒ (5, 4, 3, 2) = 14 12
Stat 5: 4d6 ⇒ (6, 5, 4, 3) = 18 15
Stat 6: 4d6 ⇒ (5, 6, 6, 1) = 18 17 (re rolling the 1)


Stat 1: 4d6 ⇒ (3, 3, 4, 4) = 14 11
Stat 2: 4d6 ⇒ (4, 3, 1, 2) = 10
Stat 6: 1d6 ⇒ 4

Stat 2 again: 4d6 ⇒ (3, 2, 3, 4) = 12
Stat 2 again, again: 4d6 ⇒ (6, 2, 3, 1) = 12 11

Ok let me know if I did this right. If not, let me know what you would like me to do.

11, 15, 11, 12, 15, 17

Thinking about Human Ranger if selected.

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