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i'm going, I think, to start a Pbp here. Intrigue, likely. I want the classic rolling system for abilities (roll 4d6, take off the lowest), 5 decent, 1st level characters, you don't have to use Invisible Castle if you don't want to, etc. Also, if you provide an interesting, flavorful background, you get 100 bonus xp*.
PsionicFox, I know you 'expressed interest'. Are you still interested?

*I sorta took that idea from Cry Havoc, but he gave a bonus feat. Sue me.


DM Snake wrote:

i'm going, I think, to start a Pbp here. Intrigue, likely. I want the classic rolling system for abilities (roll 4d6, take off the lowest), 5 decent, 1st level characters, you don't have to use Invisible Castle if you don't want to, etc. Also, if you provide an interesting, flavorful background, you get 100 bonus xp*.

PsionicFox, I know you 'expressed interest'. Are you still interested?

*I sorta took that idea from Cry Havoc, but he gave a bonus feat. Sue me.

Which books can we use to create our characters..i know we can use the PHB please say we can use the complete books too


At last, a kindred spirit! You can use any book, though I need to have the book too so we don't get confused.
Here are the books that you can use:
Complete Arcane
Complete Divine
Complete Adventurer
Book of Roguish Luck
DRAGON Compendium
I suppose that you can use another book, as long as you get permission.


What sorts of characters would you have in mind?

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Intrigue? Is this an urban campaign? I have a couple interesting characters in mind: The Enchanter Variant wizard from here would be hoot.

Otherwise I would love to play a variant fighter or the magic-missile specialist wizard from the Dragon Compendium.

If any of these fit your vision, I'd love to play.


It has some urban and some desert. DRAGON COMPENDIUM is fine, but remember that it's only first level, and I think the magic missile guy's a prestige class. varients from UNEARTHED ARCANA are fine, so the wizzy is okay.
if you play, AWED, what character would you play?

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Kobold Cleaver wrote:

It has some urban and some desert. DRAGON COMPENDIUM is fine, but remember that it's only first level, and I think the magic missile guy's a prestige class. varients from UNEARTHED ARCANA are fine, so the wizzy is okay.

if you play, AWED, what character would you play?

Sure, do you see this evolving into a lengthy campaign? The enchanter would not be an awesome firepower source, but could be very useful... That is the direction I am leaning.


DitheringFool wrote:
Kobold Cleaver wrote:

It has some urban and some desert. DRAGON COMPENDIUM is fine, but remember that it's only first level, and I think the magic missile guy's a prestige class. varients from UNEARTHED ARCANA are fine, so the wizzy is okay.

if you play, AWED, what character would you play?
Sure, do you see this evolving into a lengthy campaign? The enchanter would not be an awesome firepower source, but could be very useful... That is the direction I am leaning.

The adventure itself will likely as not be fairly short, but the campaign might be plenty long. the force missile mage is okay, but he of course can't actually take levels in the prestige class 'til you're the correct level.

Shadow Lodge

DM Snake wrote:
PsionicFox, I know you 'expressed interest'. Are you still interested?

Yep.

I need to think of a concept though.

*ponders*

What do we have (in terms of 'party-slots') so far? If you allow PHB II, I could play something like a Duskblade for the offensive magics... (complementing our enchanter)


I would play as a LG Elven Scout, still need to come up with a character concept and make the character.


Okay, so far we have the following:
AWED: LG elf scout
Dithering Fool: Variant enchanter
PsionicFox: Sorry, I don't have the PHB2. Can you come up with something else? If you really have your heart set on 'dusk blade' then I suppose I could make an allowance, but only as a last resort.
So, assuming everybody still wants to play, we still have 2 slots remaining!
I really like this alias. Who can resist a cool, blue, snake-like creature? with neat eyes?

Shadow Lodge

DM Snake wrote:

Okay, so far we have the following:

PsionicFox: Sorry, I don't have the PHB2. Can you come up with something else? If you really have your heart set on 'dusk blade' then I suppose I could make an allowance, but only as a last resort.

It's cool. I'll think about it some more...

DM Snake wrote:
I really like this alias. Who can resist a cool, blue, snake-like creature? with neat eyes?

Watch me. *resists mind-affecting enchantment*

See?


PsionicFox wrote:
What do we have (in terms of 'party-slots') so far?

We have a roguish sort of character (as in good at working as a rogue) and a mage so far. We could use a fighting guy, or a healer, and one other guy, maybe a jack-of-all trades.

PsionicFox wrote:
Watch me. *resists mind-affecting enchantment*

Watch it, sardine.


Elerosse Coamenel the elven scout all set and ready to go! just let me know if i messed anything up


Elerosse Coamenel wrote:
just let me know if i messed anything up

Yep, you did:

Spoiler:
I hate that avatar! it's creepy! Make it go away!

really, though, I'm fine with your character's avatar. just lemmee have a look at the stats...


Well, I'm not putting a foot in the door for myself (I can't join another PbP at the moment) but I know someone who might be interested. I'll have her look at this thread ASAP


Arctaris wrote:
Well, I'm not putting a foot in the door for myself (I can't join another PbP at the moment) but I know someone who might be interested. I'll have her look at this thread ASAP

You know, I've always wondered, what does 'ASAP' mean?

Anyways, I'm glad to hear it. thanks for the help, Arctaris!


As Soon As Possible
And you're welcome. This looks interesting and I'd join myself if not for my already overful plate of PbP commitments.


Elerosse Coamenel wrote:
Elerosse Coamenel the elven scout all set and ready to go! just let me know if i messed anything up

Looks good! Love the background! 100 bonus xp! Might want to put the back ground under a spoiler, unless you've told the other characters everything.

For Elerosse Camel*:
Spoiler:
i can't believe you deserted your post! DESERTER!
Just joking. I'll try to work the background in sometime. *Snickers

*Get it? Get it? 'Camel'? 'Camel'?
Man, it is so fun annoying the players that way.


Arctaris wrote:
This looks interesting and I'd join myself if not for my already overful plate of PbP commitments.

that's okay. This campaign is gonna suck, likely as not. I'm a newbie at PbPs.


I would like to volunteer myself for the healer role if it hasn’t been filled yet. I am sure I can cobble together one of the ideas floating around in my head into an interesting character.

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DM Snake wrote:
Arctaris wrote:
This looks interesting and I'd join myself if not for my already overful plate of PbP commitments.
that's okay. This campaign is gonna suck, likely as not. I'm a newbie at PbPs.

I'll work on my character tonight! And don't sweat it - you'll do great!


bridgetroll wrote:
I would like to volunteer myself for the healer role if it hasn’t been filled yet. I am sure I can cobble together one of the ideas floating around in my head into an interesting character.

okay. is that alias the one you'd be playing with? I hope not!


DitheringFool wrote:
DM Snake wrote:
Arctaris wrote:
This looks interesting and I'd join myself if not for my already overful plate of PbP commitments.
that's okay. This campaign is gonna suck, likely as not. I'm a newbie at PbPs.
I'll work on my character tonight! And don't sweat it - you'll do great!

'Great'? *Looks nervously around room for escape route*

Thanks for the support. Have fun on your character!


No I will probably making an alias specifically for in the characters name once I decide what it will be.


DM Snake wrote:
Arctaris wrote:
This looks interesting and I'd join myself if not for my already overful plate of PbP commitments.
that's okay. This campaign is gonna suck, likely as not. I'm a newbie at PbPs.

PbPs aren't actually as hard to DM as you'd expect. AAs long as you can describe things clearly and things don't go into epic scale battles (which really slow things down, any battle does in PbP) you'll do fine. Paizo seemse to attract a great group of players and I find it easier to DM in PbP format. Spoilers are especially useful and effective and you aren't as rushed to keep things moving as a DM.


DM Snake wrote:
Elerosse Coamenel wrote:
Elerosse Coamenel the elven scout all set and ready to go! just let me know if i messed anything up

Looks good! Love the background! 100 bonus xp! Might want to put the back ground under a spoiler, unless you've told the other characters everything.

For Elerosse Camel*:
** spoiler omitted **

*Get it? Get it? 'Camel'? 'Camel'?
Man, it is so fun annoying the players that way.

hahah o blame elven name generater, the last time i use it i named my character Elrond Anárion and i also go made fun of for the last name ahahaha. ITs funny though. Oh and do you know when you are startin the campaign because this weekend i am going away camping... saturday to sunday will be back early in the morning hopefully


So, Arctaris, we have one more slot. If your friend is interested, then I'll try to save a spot for her. If she is not, let me know.

Shadow Lodge

I'm thinking of making a Bard at the moment, but I'm not sure on race yet...


DM Snake wrote:
So, Arctaris, we have one more slot. If your friend is interested, then I'll try to save a spot for her. If she is not, let me know.

She should be able to post within the hour (maybe a little longer, but that sounded better).

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KC: I rolled pretty bad for my abilities... here it is:

13, 9, 17, 11, 7, 9

link

Do you have some DM house rule or something like reroll whole set if there is more than one value under 10?!?

But don't worry, because I can totally make this work if I need to :)


Ready for inspection! Well almost. As long as there no complaints this is who I will playing.
I am almost finished his background and should have it up soon all things considered.

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DM Snake: What is the party make up so far?!? I see a Bard, Spirit Shaman, and a Scout. If I go with a Wizard we are missing a Healer (I don't know much about Spirit Shamans) and it seems like we're a bit light on melee (although I know a scout can dish it out).

Should I consider changing to a fighter-type?!? As the DM do you have a suggestion? A melee-cleric might be nice, but it's too close to a character I'm playing in another game - I would rather do something a bit different.


Lemme see...
We got the following:
AWED: Elf scout
Rob White: Spirit Shaman
PsionicFox: Bard
Dithering Fool: Enchanter
I see spirit shamans as sort of druids. If this is the case, then an arcane caster would still be needed, Dithering. I'll go check...
EDIT: Yep, they have the same spell list, so you can keep your enchanter, Dithering.


Xaephon Ateus wrote:

Ready for inspection! Well almost. As long as there no complaints this is who I will playing.

I am almost finished his background and should have it up soon all things considered.

Looks like almost everything is in order! Just keep workin' on the background!


Also, Dithering Fool, We're still waiting for Arctaris' friend.


Hi all. I'm Arctaris' friend. Thanks for saving a spot for me. I'll play a human ranger, which I'll post as soon as I finish it.


Irulan wrote:
Hi all. I'm Arctaris' friend. Thanks for saving a spot for me. I'll play a human ranger, which I'll post as soon as I finish it.

Alright, then. We now have all the spots filled. Here are what we've got:

AWED: Elf scout
Rob White: Spirit Shaman
PsionicFox: Bard
Dithering Fool: Enchanter
Irulan: Ranger
I'm working on the discussion thread...


Oh, and no problem about saving a spot. Arctaris gives good advice.


Yes, yes! Gives good advice Arctaris does! Wise and all-knowing he is! Listen to Arctaris you will! Grow powerful in the Force you will. Hmmm.


I have taught you well, little chipmunk.


KC, looks like you've got a great bunch of players. I'm sure your campaign will be great. Good luck to all.


Okay, I'm ready. Here's my new character

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