Just an Interest check for Legacy of Fire.


Recruitment


Legacy of Fire

At the last Paizo Golem sale I had the opportunity to get this adventure path and I'd like to see if there is a big enough interest for people to play it; at least 12 applicants.

What I'd be looking for is 5 players who have at least a fifteen minutes to an hour to sit at their computers and write a paragraph. It sounds like much but seeing posts comprised of a short description that might be accompanied by some dialogue makes the whole PBP thing useless and unworthy. Can you do this? Also, I tend to use roll20.net for maps.

If you'd like an example of how I GM, look HERE!

The setting takes place in Katapesh. Click on the link for a good synopsis about the area. And, here is another link. HERE!

Below is what character generation is going to look for. What I am looking for are simple characters using mainly the core books. Also, I'll be choosing two women and three men, or three women and two men. Two of the characters will be human.

Character generation:

Books: Core, Ultimate Combat, Ultimate Magic, and the APG.
20 point buy ---> No stats less than 8, greater than 16 prior to any bonuses.
Classes: From only the Core book(Advanced Class Guide variants are encouraged), Ultimate Combat, Ultimate Magic, and the APG.
Races: The Core book, but the advanced Race Guide is fine for variations.
Starting Finances: 100 Gold.
Alignments: Neutral → Any Good

Background: Using the background generator in Ultimate Campaign put together a -brief- dossier of your characters' history. Remember this story has an Arabian Night feel. It's recommended to do this before any number crunching on stats.

Reference Pictures: Why not? Even better if you created it.

Loyalties: Following the background followed list three items that are very important to the character placed in an order of importance. These are your characters' 'loyalties', things that they are tied to emotionally, spiritually, and maybe even physically. They're important. Think of them as soft spots in your characters alignment that I can poke. More about them can be found in Pathfinder Unchained, but this is just a variation of the rules. We will still be using alignments as usual.

Roll20.net: Make sure to have a Roll20.net account. If you want to use your phone/mobile devices you'll need a membership, otherwise it is free.


How about a slave eunuch was purchased as a healer? Alchemist, looks like Varys from Game of Thrones.


Dammit. I decided to run Legacy of Fire for this same reason since I didn't see anyone running it at the time. Ah well, cheers fellow DM.

Grand Lodge

I would be interested


inxpitter wrote:
Dammit. I decided to run Legacy of Fire for this same reason since I didn't see anyone running it at the time. Ah well, cheers fellow DM.

What's the dammit for? You can't play just because you're running it? Sounds like more of a reason to play than not, right?

Sovereign Court

I am very interested in it! And the more that offer the better for those who really love this AP.


So far, 4 people.


count me interested as well :)

Silver Crusade

I was just now tinkering with an ifrit fire dancer in hero lab, so count me interested


I am interested as well.

Silver Crusade

Huh. I can't seem to find the players guide. Anyone have a link?


MattZ wrote:
Huh. I can't seem to find the players guide. Anyone have a link?

HERE

But it isn't free.


Asmodina, thanks for the link to Katapesh. It looks like a unique setting, count me interested.

Also, postings are always slow on the weekends interest should pick up Monday.


Female DM? I've always wanted to try!

I'm Egyptian (in the US) and I like seeing.

I can do the Aladdin/Prince of Persia type, or an archer of some sort. I can fill just about any niche you need. Spell-casters, too.

Silver Crusade

Asmodina wrote:
MattZ wrote:
Huh. I can't seem to find the players guide. Anyone have a link?

HERE

But it isn't free.

Thanks. I guess I did see it, but dismissed it as not what I was looking for because it wasn't free like the other APs. I'm reading it now


I am interested as well.

I think your style of GMing is right up my alley.

BTW, what is the intended posting frequency for players and GM?

Thanks for hosting.


Asmodina wrote:
inxpitter wrote:
Dammit. I decided to run Legacy of Fire for this same reason since I didn't see anyone running it at the time. Ah well, cheers fellow DM.
What's the dammit for? You can't play just because you're running it? Sounds like more of a reason to play than not, right?

It's more of a I didn't want things spoiled if played it, and the whole player knowledge vs character knowledge thing. But I'd be willing to give it a shot


As one of the applicants of my game found a online text for the campaign attributes, I'd thought I'd share it here as well.

Earning Your Freedom
You’ve been a slave your whole life, and have passed from master to master more times than you can count. Some of those masters were cruel, others kindly. In all cases, you’ve yearned to be free. When your most recent master fell on hard times, he sold many of his slaves to the city government, and as luck would have it, a recent opportunity to earn your freedom has manifested. The Pactmasters of Katapesh are looking to revitalize an old trade route to Osirion, and a band of mercenaries and guards is gathering to go out and supplement forces already in place near the ruined village of Kelmarane, now said to be infested by gnolls. You’ve secured a place among those mercenaries, under the watchful eye of Garavel. If you help in retaking Kelmarane, you’ve been promised your freedom. In any event, your life as a slave has toughened you and made you more resistant to hardship.

Benefit: Choose one of the three categories of saving throw; you gain a +1 trait bonus on all saving throws of that type.

Finding Haleen
You never knew your parents—perhaps they died when you were a child, or maybe you were taken from them and raised elsewhere as a slave. You owe your sanity and your life to a woman named Haleen. She could be your sister or merely a childhood companion, but whatever your relationship to her, she took care of you and protected you. She’s always been a part of your life, and although her temper often kept her from making friends or keeping a job, she’s always been kind to you. Haleen was instrumental in securing your freedom from slavery or making sure you got a good apprenticeship or job in society—but recently, she’d been growing strangely morose and depressed. You and Haleen normally kept no secrets, but whatever was bothering her wasn’t something she shared with you. One night, she vanished, leaving you a brief note, begging you to forget her and to get on with your life, but something about the note bothered you—something in the way she phrased her words struck you as forced. You may be convinced she’d been kidnapped, forced to leave against her will, or even magically controlled, but you also suspect that she left you to protect you from something—that was ever her way. You’re now convinced that it’s time for you to step in and protect her, but you had no idea where she may have gone until recently. Several months have passed since she disappeared, and you’ve spent those months searching for clues to her location, and you’ve finally found a lead—a mysterious note, a strange dream, the result of a back-alley divination, or a report of a sighting of a woman matching Haleen’s description has come to you, placing Haleen in the vicinity of an old ghost town named Kelmarane. What she’s doing there and how she came to be there makes no sense to you yet, but the lead is the strongest one you’ve had. This and Garavel’s advertisement for mercenaries to accompany him to the region is all the omen you need. You joined Garavel’s group and eagerly await the day you’ll be leaving for Kelmarane.

Benefit: Although Haleen chose to become a swashbuckling adventurer, she always encouraged you to seek your own path, and her support is the primary reason you chose the class you did at 1st level. This class is always a favored class to you, and your dedication to it is such that every time you take a level in the class, you gain +1 hit point and 1 additional skill point over and above what you would normally gain. If multiple PCs take this trait, they should be siblings who were both protected and raised by Haleen.

Gnoll Killer
You grew up in rural Katapesh, in a region where gnoll activity was a fact of life. You killed your first gnoll at a young age when a group of gnoll slavers attacked your village, home, or caravan, and your hatred of gnolls has only grown since then. Something in your past fueled your hatred of gnolls even further— perhaps your family was slaughtered by gnolls, or maybe you even served a few harrowing weeks as a prisoner of a gnoll tribe before a miraculous escape. When you heard that Garavel was looking for brave men and women to aid in retaking the village of Kelmarane from a tribe of gnolls in the service of the notorious Carrion King, you knew you had to be part of the group, and signed up immediately.
You gain a +1 trait bonus on attack rolls and weapon damage rolls made against gnolls. If you are a barbarian and you’re fighting gnolls, your rage lasts 1 round longer than normal. If you’re a ranger and you select humanoid (gnoll) as a favored enemy, your trait bonus on attack rolls and weapon damage rolls against gnolls increases to +2. If you’re a spellcaster, you gain a +1 trait bonus to spell save DCs for damaging spells against gnolls.

Missionary
You’ve spent much of the last several years serving your faith, and the conviction and dedication to your church has impressed many.
Perhaps you’ve donated much of your personal wealth or time to serving the church, or you’re the child of a powerful or well-loved member of the church, an orphan raised by the church, or a foundling with a strange birthmark that bears more than a passing resemblance to your faith’s holy symbol. The faith has long supported you, and you are eager to repay the church in some way. In Katapesh, the establishment of a new village is always cause for interest to the nation’s churches, as establishing new temples in villages is an excellent way to expand upon the church’s resources and bring in more faithful. If the Pactmasters’ plans to revitalize and rebuild Kelmarane are successful, the village will need a temple, and your faith is keenly interested in being represented there. This campaign trait is particularly suited to worshipers of Sarenrae, as Kelmarane was founded near an old monastery dedicated to the Dawnflower, and reconsecrating that monastery is of great interest to Sarenrae’s church. Furthermore, a temple dedicated to her once stood in Kelmarane itself, but it has long since fallen into ruin; whispers among the religion tell that the church’s old pastor may have fallen from grace and may even have been part of the cause of the hard times that befell the village.
You’ve joined Garavel’s band in hopes of helping to establish a new temple in the soon-to-be revitalized village.

Benefit:
You’ve been selected for your dedication to the church and your strong social graces—pick one of the following skills: Bluff, Diplomacy, Intimidate, Knowledge (religion), Perform (any), or Sense Motive. You gain a +1 trait bonus on checks using that skill, and it is always considered a class skill for you.

Reclaiming Your Roots
Your interest in the village of Kelmarane is more personal than most of the others who are heading out to aid in the reclamation.
You aren’t seeking revenge against gnolls, glory, money, or anything else—to you, this is purely a matter of honor, as Kelmarane is where you were born. Your were forced to flee the village when you were only a few years old, and you didn’t discoverer this until a few years ago—perhaps you found an old document that revealed the truth, or maybe you learned the news from a relative. Both of your parents are now dead, and from what you’ve been able to piece together, one of your parents actually died in the village when whatever happened there happened. Your surviving parent spirited you away to safety to grow up elsewhere, but never spoke of Kelmarane and always told you that your other parent died when you were a child in a horrific tragedy like a fire or a flood that swept away the body. Now that you’ve started to uncover the truth, you are convinced that your heritage remains hidden in Kelmarane. Whether you just wish to find out what really happened to your parent that died there or you want to rebuild the village in his or her honor is up to you—but Garavel’s caravan to the village is just the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Benefit:
When your other parent died recently, among his or her effects was a single item that once belonged to the parent who died at Kelmarane. This item is your most valued possession—a piece of jewelry worth 350 gp, any masterwork weapon or armor worth no more than 350 gp, or a wand containing any 1st-level spell (CL 1st) with only 20 charges remaining. If you ever lose this item, your resulting depression imposes a –1 penalty on Will saves for 1 year.

Seeking Adventure
The Pathfinder Society has long intrigued you—tales of the exotic lands and strange discoveries made by Pathfinders have enchanted your dreams and fired your imagination since childhood. When Pathfinders came through your village or neighborhood, they immediately enthralled you with their stories and knowledge. Yet at the time, you were far too young to join them, and when they left for adventure you had to stay behind. Now that you are of age, you’ve traveled to Absalom to apply for membership. The application process went well, and you’re now a full member. Your first assignment is to accompany Garavel’s group to Kelmarane—the Pathfinder Society has heard rumors of several ancient structures in the area, including a ruined monastery once dedicated to Sarenrae, and would like to learn more about them. Even more pressing is the mystery of what brought about Kelmarane’s ruin in the first place—reports of which are vague at best. If you can determine the cause of the village’s abandonment so many years ago, you’re sure the Society would be impressed.

Benefit:
You begin the game with your own wayfinder, a loan from your venture-captain. You’ve promised to pay your venture-captain 500 gp for the wayfinder some day, but for now it’s yours to use. A wayfinder is a magical compass that grants you a +2 circumstance bonus on Survival checks to avoid becoming lost, and can be commanded to emit light as the spell (CL 5th) as a standard action. Further details on the Pathfinder Society and wayfinders may be found in the Pathfinder Chronicles Campaign Setting (pages 194–195) or Seekers of Secrets.


Tagging interest


Bilbo Bang-Bang wrote:
I am interested as well.

Hey Bilbo! You're back! Hope your internet travails have passed you by!


Fabian Benavente wrote:

I am interested as well.

I think your style of GMing is right up my alley.

BTW, what is the intended posting frequency for players and GM?

Thanks for hosting.

Once a day at least, more if players want it. Remember, I'm looking for people that want to sit down and put a paragraph together. You know, something more that, "I shout at it." or, "I move 15 feet." Look at the link and see what I try to do for those players. Can you GM your character?


I'm not sure if I can join another Legacy of Fire campaign. I mean personally I think others would think bad of me if I do that since it would be considered bad sportsmanship to play in the same campaign at the same time.

Although I have been meaning to play a Taldan fighter (armor master archetype) who wants to be a Pathfinder for awhile now. He's been collecting dust since I join Pathfinder.

Sovereign Court

I will try my very best. It depends if I can post from home or on my cellphone.


I'm interested, and should an actual recruitment be created, I'm very likely to submit a character. I like your GMing style, and I believe I can keep up with the expectations, both in terms of post frequency and quality.


Hmmm... bowing out.


Asmodina wrote:
Fabian Benavente wrote:

I am interested as well.

I think your style of GMing is right up my alley.

BTW, what is the intended posting frequency for players and GM?

Thanks for hosting.

Once a day at least, more if players want it. Remember, I'm looking for people that want to sit down and put a paragraph together. You know, something more that, "I shout at it." or, "I move 15 feet." Look at the link and see what I try to do for those players. Can you GM your character?

Yep, I understand the type of posts you are looking for, which is why this is interesting to me (I ask the same things of players for the games I GM).

However, what do you mean by 'Can you GM your character?'?


Hey, I found some interest over here!


I'm definitely thinking about a character - probably a slave trying to get their freedom or something. XD I'll work on the idea a bit more later.


Spazmodeus wrote:
Bilbo Bang-Bang wrote:
I am interested as well.
Hey Bilbo! You're back! Hope your internet travails have passed you by!

Hey Spaz. Yeah, after a year of up-ended living I have finally got life back in order. I have stopped by on the boards from time to time just peep in, but knew I could not maintain any sort of sustained comms so never posted. Glad to have all that behind me. Hope all has been well.


Fabian Benavente wrote:
Asmodina wrote:
Fabian Benavente wrote:

I am interested as well.

I think your style of GMing is right up my alley.

BTW, what is the intended posting frequency for players and GM?

Thanks for hosting.

Once a day at least, more if players want it. Remember, I'm looking for people that want to sit down and put a paragraph together. You know, something more that, "I shout at it." or, "I move 15 feet." Look at the link and see what I try to do for those players. Can you GM your character?

Yep, I understand the type of posts you are looking for, which is why this is interesting to me (I ask the same things of players for the games I GM).

However, what do you mean by 'Can you GM your character?'?

Great question! And I am glad you asked it. Essentially, will your character have a past, present, and future outside of the story. He or she will be -IN- the story but they should have a bubble of influence just their own because of their experiences and whatever they anticipate what might happen. In short, like they have stories of their own inside the story that is both in the realm of the story outside of its influence. It's a little abstract, I know. Sorry!

Dark Archive

I guess I'll dot in. You remember me Asmodina?


Question: what about Core classes that got changed in Unchained, i.e. Barbarian, Monk, and Rogue?


Asmodina wrote:
Fabian Benavente wrote:
However, what do you mean by 'Can you GM your character?'?
Great question! And I am glad you asked it. Essentially, will your character have a past, present, and future outside of the story. He or she will be -IN- the story but they should have a bubble of influence just their own because of their experiences and whatever they anticipate what might happen. In short, like they have stories of their own inside the story that is both in the realm of the story outside of its influence. It's a little abstract, I know. Sorry!

No, I understand. You want 3D characters that actually affect and are in turn affected by their surroundings. I like that.

I'll start working on a warrior-wizard (magus) of Nethys.

Grand Lodge

background skills?


SAMAS wrote:
Question: what about Core classes that got changed in Unchained, i.e. Barbarian, Monk, and Rogue?

Those are encouraged.


Well, I think I have twelve players that are interested. So, I guess I will make a recruitment thread.

Things you need to know are posted but it is an IC thread, and I am not wanting to see character sheets posted on that thread.

Recruitment

Above is the link.

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