I'm curious if anyone else is having romantic relationships with the NPCs


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I have hopes that my players will do so, but those hopes aren't very high. Except for my girlfriend, these folks have never played in one of my games before (and one of them is still new to D&D in general).

IF things work, I envision the following potential relationships (as of where we are in Burnt Offerings right now):

Spoiler:

Male Human Ranger/Wizard, going for Arcane Archer - Shalelu;

Male Human Shoanti Barbarian/Druid - the target/victim of Shaylis Vinder's 'affections';

Female Elf Druid/Cleric of Desna (my girlfriend) - NPC party member, the roguish half-sister of the Ranger above;

Female Dwarf Fighter/Rogue (the new gamer) - unknown (waiting for her to get more comfortable with the game and roleplaying first);

Male Goliath Barbarian/Chaos Monk - nobody until he can go back to his tribe. Safety concerns and all that... :/

We'll see how it turns out!

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"Bringing Big D**n Justice to the Bad Guys Since 1369 DR"


NPC relationships with the right groups can be a lot of fun!

From the exploits of my PCs.. (and apologies, these are all homebrew examples)

Jeradin (elf ranger) was raised from the dead only because his feltch waitress girlfriend was obsessed enough to follow him back from the Keep...

Endrin (human fighter) really wanted a magic item owned by a barbarian tribe, and had the choice of marrying the chief's daughter or find a way to steal the item. So he married her! And with a name like Digging Bear, she was not a real catch!

Thea Nightstalker (human wizard) had an on-and-off-again relationship (bad pun intended) with one of the tavern help, mainly because she was getting nowhere with the paladin (go figure!)

And my personal favorite, when a party of three barbarians (one human, one elf, one lizardfolk) and their halfling fighter decided they needed a distraction to explore the forbidden caverns of the village...

Spoiler:
...the human barbarian Bjorn ended up marrying the daughter of tribe shaman. What's a better distraction than a wedding? Hijinks ensued (especially when the family thought Bjorn was trying to escape and steal the dowry. The shaman's daughter (an adept) turned out to be an asset to the party, and Bjorn and Mrs. Bjorn lived happily ever after at the Keep.

So the moral to the story is that is romance in taverns and barbarian villages, if you aren't careful!

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The Jade wrote:
Anglachel wrote:
An elf character in RoRL had an affair (he is married) with Shalelu, it's a long story. The other players don't know yet. So in nine month the baby will be around when the giant attack.
Ooo... let's all stat up the baby!

I actually just finished running a character that was the daughter of a character that I had played back in 2e. That campaign had ended with my character and the NPC paladin getting married and settling down in a small village to live out their lives. When this new campaign opportunity came along I decided that my old character had become lord of the region and had sent his daughter out to gain a broader knowledge of the outside world to help her when she takes over as the ruler of the land.


Well we have a ranger fighter in our party who shalelu apparently thought was "interesting" but he kind of screwed his chances when he killed her father's animal companion and one of the kids who was tied up as a scarecrow during foxgolove, and I myself have actually slept with shalelu granted it was only a technicality.


Hmmmm....is it just me or is this whole thread really lame??


Aussieguy wrote:
Hmmmm....is it just me or is this whole thread really lame??

Not sure - please share your thoughts with us, and we should be able to make an informed decision on that for you! :)

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"Bringing Big D**n Justice to the Bad Guys Since 1369 DR"


I fail to see why. Romance is a genre, as valid as suspense and action. I like it when players try to make their characters happy, rather than focus strictly on goals and the acquisition of power.


I have a budding romance between Ameiko and the Illusionist (with potential Love Triangle with the party Rogue).

The Rogue just was able to hand off Shayliss to his buddy Orik, who was heartbroken about loosing Lyrie


Aussieguy wrote:
Hmmmm....is it just me or is this whole thread really lame??

if its so lame why are you reading and replying jackass


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I, Hudak the Shoanti, will win Nualia's hand. The nice one.
We are fighting her now, and she is a sparky little minx.
Now,....how do I make her mine?


Keliwan wrote:
Aussieguy wrote:
Hmmmm....is it just me or is this whole thread really lame??
if its so lame why are you reading and replying jackass

No need for name-calling...


Aussieguy wrote:
Hmmmm....is it just me or is this whole thread really lame??

Ah yes, that boring 'Roleplaying' thing again. It does get in the way of hitting things with you big sword.


Hudak wrote:

I, Hudak the Shoanti, will win Nualia's hand. The nice one.

We are fighting her now, and she is a sparky little minx.
Now,....how do I make her mine?

Give her you heart and then your soul. I'm sure she'll take them both sooner or later.

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Hudak wrote:

I, Hudak the Shoanti, will win Nualia's hand. The nice one.

We are fighting her now, and she is a sparky little minx.
Now,....how do I make her mine?

Start by comparing scars. Hudak should have some good ones by now.

Liberty's Edge

Aussieguy wrote:
Hmmmm....is it just me or is this whole thread really lame??

Might just be you dude.

Liberty's Edge

Aussieguy wrote:
Hmmmm....is it just me or is this whole thread really lame??

I think this thread has three good legs under it.


Oh yes, Seoni willingly fell for my charms and has been my willing companion ever since. Was easy to get her to do that, since I'm the GM

;-)

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Aussieguy wrote:
Hmmmm....is it just me or is this whole thread really lame??

Nope, it's not. That's OK, there are other threads for ya.

My game started with the Pathfinder PC having just ended a relationship with Daverin the stable guy, had a brief time persuing Mr. Foxglove (until that went way south) and since has been in a very secretive relationship with Belven Valdemar.

Rynshinn Povalli originally tried persuing the Shoanti PC, but she wasn't interested, and Ameiko made eyes at the Binder PC, but he wasn't interested, so in game I had Rynshinn and Ameiko get together!

-DM Jeff


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Aussieguy wrote:
Hmmmm....is it just me or is this whole thread really lame??

The part where I weighed in was truly phenomenal. I can't speak for the rest of it.


I'm sticking with it being mostly lame. Especially the ultra nasty response by Keliwan.

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One of my players has expressed a certain interest in Ameiko (he has a background-related interest in all things dragon and took the "rusty dragon" as a clue where there originally was none. This may change though so we'll see how this develops.

And then there's our shoanti barbarian who went into Shayliss' love trap without even thinking once. Now he's bound to marry her (and to my surprise seems quite pleased by this development).


Aussieguy wrote:
I'm sticking with it being mostly lame. Especially the ultra nasty response by Keliwan.

So, I take it that you don't use human motivations like love and desire in your games?


Lilith wrote:
Keliwan wrote:
Aussieguy wrote:
Hmmmm....is it just me or is this whole thread really lame??
if its so lame why are you reading and replying jackass
No need for name-calling...

Sorry I just don't like hypocrits who reply to a thread they think is lame


Aussieguy wrote:
I'm sticking with it being mostly lame. Especially the ultra nasty response by Keliwan.

Thank you.


Hypocrisy is the act of preaching a certain belief or way of life, but not, in fact, holding these same virtues oneself.

I wasn't being hypocritical by making an observation/criticism that the thread was lame and posting in the same thread in no way whatsoever suggests hypocrisy.

Keliwan, my last post concerning your response was not a compliment, personal attacks are never a virtue.


Aussieguy wrote:

Hypocrisy is the act of preaching a certain belief or way of life, but not, in fact, holding these same virtues oneself.

I wasn't being hypocritical by making an observation/criticism that the thread was lame and posting in the same thread in no way whatsoever suggests hypocrisy.

Keliwan, my last post concerning your response was not a compliment, personal attacks are never a virtue.

Calling the thread lame, without any form of explination of your reasons could be seen as a personal attact by many people involved in the discussion. I am pretty sure that is why keliwan reacted that way. His choice of words may be wrong, but the centiment that your comment was unneeded and antagonistic holds true.

Now, if you would be willing to expand on the idea that the thread is 'lame', i am sure people would be more willing not to just consider your point of view as irrelivant.

Tell me, with love being one of the most powerful motivating forces in the human psyche, why is it lame to discuss how it influence an adventure path, especially when the AP actually encourages you to include romance?

Liberty's Edge

My party are all gnomes and halflings. Most of the NPC's in the AP seem to be...freakishly huge by comparison, so no inter-species romance has occurred.

The last time we had a romantic relationship with an NPC was in SCAP, when my half copper dragon dervish started dating a member of a certain rival adventuring party. They often met for "sparring practice" in the party's extensive manor grounds (taken as spoils for killing the previous resident...a certain monster in a suit).


Aussieguy wrote:

Hypocrisy is the act of preaching a certain belief or way of life, but not, in fact, holding these same virtues oneself.

I wasn't being hypocritical by making an observation/criticism that the thread was lame and posting in the same thread in no way whatsoever suggests hypocrisy.

Keliwan, my last post concerning your response was not a compliment, personal attacks are never a virtue.

My definition of hypocrisy is when you say something or tell someone one thing then go against your own sayings and in my opinion you reading through and spending the time to write a response to something that you think is lame or immature is hipocritcal. And me saying "thank you" to your comment was to spite you so...yeh.


Blackdragon wrote:
Hudak wrote:

I, Hudak the Shoanti, will win Nualia's hand. The nice one.

We are fighting her now, and she is a sparky little minx.
Now,....how do I make her mine?

Give her you heart and then your soul. I'm sure she'll take them both sooner or later.

Could be worse the wizard in my group is with Tirana.


Right now our wizard, who was born in Sandpoint but has spent the last 7 years or so out in school has been wooing Ameiko. It seems a mixture of attraction and greed as he is tied to the Ship owner family and sees her as a way into the Glassworks. Little did he know that she would soon be inheriting them. He did rescue her from her brother and he was the main player to say capture and not kill him. Even though they all fear he'll escape and prove a problem later the wizard seemed to have won them over.

I don't think I'll have him escape but actually play out a trial to better connect the party to the town as they will be called to give their eye witness testimony. I am sure I'll be able to keep him alive and maybe bring him back with the scribbler possessing him or some other wacky idea. I know Nulai would barely blink an eye from everything I have read, he was just a cute tool, useful to her cause but nothing more. Maybe I have the players have to guard him as he is taken to jail as maybe some of her allies want him dead in case he reveals something. Now that could be fun. He is still a pain but not as a villian but someone they have to keep alive. I like that.


So um yeah...I think me group has got a bit of an issue here...

PC, Vayne Arellious: I cameoed in Pathfinders' iconic rouge as her and her Party were off on their own adventures... Romantic relations ensued

PC, Pheonix ForeSytrh: Currently sleeps with the Arms dealer instead of at the White Dear inn.

PC, Giovani Pasture: Courting the governess of Sandpoint

PC, Se-lease: Was Foxgloves "lust" target.

I would say that maybe I took the "welcome to Sandpoit, the PC's new home!" bit a little to far... One PC even bought a house.

Somewhere along the line the game stopped being called "pathfinder" and turned into "All my Native Outsiders".


Awesome. That sets up #4 perfectly. Don't forget to move Fort Rannick much closer to Sandpoint


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Well, I have a odd group:

Jal, Varisian wizard from Sandpoint (orphan who thinks Madame Mvashti is his grandma, who was taught by a wizard from Korvosa who was doing some 'nature' research)

Elena, half-orc monk whose parents were half-orcs that lived in orcish society (her parents decided it wasn't a great life for their daughter and they gave her to Sabyl Sorn's father - absolutely adorable ex-goth teenager)

Damali, Varisian dancer (16-yrs old and drop-dead gorgeous)

Rana, elf bard raised in the consulate in Korvosa, wants to be an adventurer so that he can learn everyone's story

Sasha/Ana, Chelixian beguiler/wizard, adopted child of Jal's teacher - Ana was a student at the Academy and there was an accident

So, no real NPC romances, but Garridan's daughter (White Deer) has a crush on Jal. Rana is love with Sasha. Arika, Aneka, and Shayliss are all in lust with Rana (he's really handsome). Elena is in love with Sasha and Ana (really). Aldern is obsessed with Damali. Damali is having fun teasing Elena (mostly because Elena is high disturbed that she's attracted to a 16 year old). Apparently, Elena also had a crush on Nualia when they were in school - and feels incredibly guilty because she killed her.

All in all, I'm REALLY trying to get my players to form connections with people in Sandpoint, because otherwise I know they will get distracted.

Best non-romantic relationships:
1) Savah taught Jal how to use the battleaxe that he insists on using (humans with 1 free weapon proficiency is great). And enjoys the fact that the 'wizard' keeps on trying to make crossbow bolts on his own.
2) There is this 8-year-old kid that was telling the party about the Sandpoint devil as a cause of fire. They fed him coffee beans because he wasn't giving them information fast enough. Right now the girl that the kid is crushing on is being attacked by his imaginary friend (a attic whisperer that is pissed that his friend started to ignore him). The players saw the girl exhausted when she was trying to get to school and her arms covered in bruises... A quick in between mystery to get them in the mood for Skinsaw Murders and get them up to level 4.


Well I would like to but I doubt that our groups current G.M. would have anything to do with it, as I don't think that it is really his style. I suppose that if pressed he would allow a "one night stand" sort of thing but I don't know if they would want to use/play a reoccurring NPC enough to make it worthwhile.
I sometimes think that he is kinda uncomfortable making NPC's interact too much with the players, because I tend to want to engage on alot of "Sub-plot" type of things, and another player can sometimes act a little chaotic, as such I think that he may be worried that we will deviate a bit too far from the adventure path.
Although he did have Fox Glove attempt to show extra attention to one of the players, but the character did not bite. I hope that this does not discourage him from trying with other players.


Our party's Shoanti priest of Gorum fell in love with Shayliss and eventually married her after he become Lord of Fort Rannick. No kids yet, but my character strongly encouraged him to try to father an heir before we left to find Xin-Shalast, since there's a pretty good chance we're not coming back.

That's been the only real PC/NPC affair, though we've tried to egg the party ranger into "going for some swamp nymph." He resists. And the monk likes the brothels, but that doesn't really count.


Selk wrote:
donnald johnson wrote:

its wierd the differences between all boy games and boy/girl games. my last group was an all boy game, and they would all boink anything that fit the general discription. this new group is a boy/girl group, and so far the subject hasnt come up at all at all. (although, it was pretty funny when a satyr grappled the girl swashbuckler and started hauling her away from a fight) its still a different atmoshere.

party:

boy player(age: 21ish, college student) boy rogue
girl player(19ish, college student): boy paladin
boy player (21ish, bartender): boy wizard
boy player (30, soldier, iraq vet): boy sword sage
girl player(20ish, college student): girl warlock
girl player(17, high school student): girl swashbuckler

boy dm (40, retired soldier, iraq vet, construction): boy dm

the only romatic bit that i have been thinking of is sending a nymph (not a real one, but maybe) at the paladin.

This got me thinking. The one game I DM has romantically involved PCs and NPCs. The players are all happily married couples, so there's no, um, undertone in the roleplay. In other games I've played in, with single people, there's almost no romantic roleplay, because it becomes far too awkward (ie. possibly meaningful).

The other game I play is all men - but all gay men (yup me too), and there is absolutely no hint of romantic roleplay at all. It just doesn't come up. It would probably f**k up table dynamics.

And now that I think about it, the only time I roleplay romantic relationships is with my female friends' PCs.

So...if anyone at the table could possibly be attracted to each other, just kill lots of stuff. If not, then feel free to roleplay romance!

;)

Don't feel bad, Ran a game once and it was HEAVY roleplay and i did this whole thing about one players character going insane due to the death of anothers (my sister, and it was a supers game) and there was a whole wierd feel out of nowhere, and come to find out later they slept with each other after a game session :P


JavertCMH wrote:

You have two groups in central ohio?

we are looking to get ONE together and you have two?

Jamie in Grv City

I have 2 in lower Ohio (P-Town!) so it's not that as hard to get a game in ohio as it sounds. (Although living near a college always helps!)

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I have one player who is always looking for someone to fall in love with and Ameiko quickly became the love of his life. Unfortunately, he innocently and foolishly ended up in the cellar with the shopkeeper's daughter, ruining his reputation. In less than a heartbeat, our halfling wizard and dwarven cleric threw themselves at Ameiko. I've never seen such competition between players for a fictional love interest. Anyway, an NPC paladin from our group's recent past came through town and swept Ameiko off her feet--an action that swiftly unified my party. Their hatred of self-righteous paladins seems to trump romance any day.

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So far, I have a half-elf scout who has shown some interest in Ameiko (which I'm allowing her to reciprocate) and an albino elven wizard who might eventually get involved with "Sharanna" one of the female human teachers I put to work at Turandarok Academy.

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Keliwan wrote:
Aussieguy wrote:

Hypocrisy is the act of preaching a certain belief or way of life, but not, in fact, holding these same virtues oneself.

I wasn't being hypocritical by making an observation/criticism that the thread was lame and posting in the same thread in no way whatsoever suggests hypocrisy.

Keliwan, my last post concerning your response was not a compliment, personal attacks are never a virtue.

My definition of hypocrisy is when you say something or tell someone one thing then go against your own sayings and in my opinion you reading through and spending the time to write a response to something that you think is lame or immature is hipocritcal. And me saying "thank you" to your comment was to spite you so...yeh.

Really G.D. is this the best thread you could find?

(no offense to any one else on this thread just Keli)


My campaign saw a couple of PCs propositioned by troll women on Saturday. Does that count?

(We drew the curtains on that scene. The players didn't tell me if the courtships were successful, and frankly I don't really need to know.)

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tbug wrote:
My campaign saw a couple of PCs propositioned by troll women on Saturday. Does that count?

Wait. Goblins mixing it up with female trolls? I'd have to pull more than curtains on that...something more akin to the Great Wall might suffice.

Besides, how did the PCs avoid ending up as Hors d'Oeuvres? ;)


The PCs are one quarter troll. That's why the PCs are Medium-sized and have fast healing. Their grandmother, Grigmurta, had moved to Skull Crossing and taken over as chief of the Skulltakers. Sure, it means that they're a little puny for troll women, but troll men are always puny for troll women (at least according to Classic Monsters Revisited).

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Neat concept for a campaign. I bet you guys are having a blast with it.

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Well in our game a few of the boys competed heavily for Shalelu's attention. To the point it has been getting comical as they try and sabotage each others efforts while trying to show each other up. They almost seem more interested in her than saving the town.


Paris Crenshaw wrote:
Neat concept for a campaign. I bet you guys are having a blast with it.

We really, really are. :D


We kicked off our campaign last saturday and things are shaping up great.

The Ranger PC is head over heels for Ameiko who was interested in him as well. After the goblins raid and still semi drunk, the Ranger was cornered by Shayliss and she convinced him to help her with the rat in the basement thing.
Needless to say, they got caught by Ven Vinder and the Ranger PC ran out of the general store naked, clothes in hand, and chased by both Ven and Shayliss..... just as Ameiko was passing by after closing her booth.
Now he's trying to make peace with Ven while still trying for Ameiko.

Our Rogue PC (female character), has also been courted by Aldern Foxglove and things became intimate after the boar hunt (I cant wait to see her reaction in module #2).

Lots of Roleplaying in our first session in the Pathfinder world of Golarion. The group is already feeling connected with Sandpoint and are beaming with pride as they are temporarily deputized by Belor as he heads to Magnimar to request aid after Shalelu's report.

Alot of roleplaying for our first night in Golarion.

Liberty's Edge

My PCs are interacting with the NPCs in Burnt Offerings quite a bit so far. They just returned from clearing out Thistletop and the breakdown goes something like this.

-Valeros the human fighter was caught in the basement with Shayliss, and shopkeep's daughter recently paid him a visit in his room at the Rusty Dragon to "reward" him for his heroics.

-Lenna the human cleric was the object of Aldern's attention on the boar hunt. She was receptive initially, but pushed him away when he tried to go further. Now her eye has been caught by Orik, who the PCs set up as Ameiko's new foreman in the glassworks factory.

-Mal the dwarven rogue has a giant crush on Ameiko, but for whatever reason has kept it to himself. He's been spending a bit of time with a lovely half-elf who works at the Pixie's Kitten though.

-Cirilli the gnome sorcerer has taken a shine to Bethan Corwin (in my campaign the halfling is only 27)


Hm, let's see. The halfling in the group was involved with Bethana, the halfling. He died horribly. Fortunately no children happened.
The shoanti fighter was involved with Shalelu, then died and was reincarnated as a half-orc. She has since left him.
The encounter with Shayliss was hilarious. The cleric of Sarenrae went down into the cellar with her, then she made her move. He immediately started in with him having taken a vow of celibacy. So she started asking him if his equipment isn't working properly. While he's completely fumbling the ball with her, the father arrives and starts making accusations.
His response was "No, wait. I was down here to help your daughter with...giant...rats...now that I'm saying it, that sounds really lame."
So now he has a completely unfounded rep for ravishing townspeople's daughters, or being a eunuch. It just depends on who you talk to.

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