Interest Check- The Wheel of Time


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Hey gang! I've been re-reading some Wheel of Time and enjoying it. I'm toying with the idea of putting together a game set shortly after the end of the books; you would be a group put together by the current rulers of the nations, to help cement alliance and uphold the Dragon's Peace in the new world to come after Tarmon Gai'don.

We would use Pathfinder; someone put together a ruleset for a Wheel of Time game and it's not awful. If people are interested I'll post the ruleset. I'd be looking for no more than 4 players.


Mm. Looking at the rules more I might take more. We'll see how I feel.

Liberty's Edge

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I'm interested. :) Would be totally fun to play a character who can't lie (oath-rod bound).


I dig your games, Rag. I'm always interested.


Absolutely interested. I actually have the wheel of time RPG and quest. The WoT Rukeyser has some interesting concepts that DND 5 actually had too, like having a spell that you can cast at multiple power levels.


I actually started working on some WoT flavor for Pathfinder, though I only got as far as WoT regional attribute adjustments for humans, since they're basically the only playable race in WoT. like Aiel: +2 dex, +2 wis, -2 cha and Cairhein +2 INT, +2 CHA, -2 CON. Looking at my notes though it doesn't look like I got much further than that. The 2nd one breaks the usual pathfinder plus one mental and plus one physical but I felt it worked thematically with the Great Game.


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Definitely interested.


Gotta admit I love 'Wheel of Time,' would certainly be interested in playing. Possibly a Warder if someone wanted to play an Aes Sedai. Or a warrior from one of the four Borderland nations. Or an Aiel. So many good choices.

Grand Lodge

Oooo, Sounds fun.

Would you be adding the Blademaster skills?

But a Male channeler as a Kensai Magus would be cool!

Grand Lodge

Still haven't finished the last 3 books but I would be interested.


Robert Henry wrote:
Gotta admit I love 'Wheel of Time,' would certainly be interested in playing. Possibly a Warder if someone wanted to play an Aes Sedai. Or a warrior from one of the four Borderland nations. Or an Aiel. So many good choices.

That depends on if we could play as something other than a stubborn, power mad, boy crazy, easily angered, petty squabbling Aes Sedai. Or would that be too much of a break From Jordan’s style to be thematically accurate?

Silver Crusade

I'd be interested. One major caveat - I've only read the first two or 3 books in the series. How much would a lack of knowledge of everything that has happened after that (combined with thinking I know the setting from what I remember of the earlier books) hamper me?


Zanbabe wrote:
I'm interested. :) Would be totally fun to play a character who can't lie (oath-rod bound).

Agreed. This sounds fun.

It’s been years since I read the books, but I’d be interested in playing

Liberty's Edge

Shadowtail wrote:
That depends on if we could play as something other than a stubborn, power mad, boy crazy, easily angered, petty squabbling Aes Sedai. Or would that be too much of a break From Jordan’s style to be thematically accurate?

There were definitely some of those as main characters, but Verin and Cadsuane... and so many others weren't that way at all. Seems like you could play it whatever way you like, within the oaths. :)


The ruleset can be downloaded here. Go ahead and take a look at it; we'll be mostly using it as written.

I'm about to include information that may provide spoilers for The Wheel of Time.

A couple of addendums to the ruleset that I'm not sure are explicitly stated in there (but we're going with cuz it's my game)-

Humans are still treated mechanically as baseline Humans from the CRB (bonus feat, bonus HP or skill point per level, +2 to stat of your choice), regardless of which background you select.

0-level Weaves function as cantrips.

We will be using Background Skills.

25 point buy.

If you have a surprise round, you may embrace the Source as a Standard Action rather than a full round action.

Any Asha'man or Aes Sedai are newly raised to that rank. We will be going through a "prologue" that will level you up a bit and cover some of the events of the last 3 books.

To those that aren't up to speed;

The Tower is split, and at war. Elaida usurped the Amyrlin Seat, and Egwene al'Vere, raised Amyrlin in exile by "rebel" Aes Sedai, has laid siege to Tar Valon. Lord Gareth Bryne, one of the Great Captains, leads the assault.

Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, has done what nobody every even considered a possibility, a thing that people once thought only the Creator could do; he has cleansed the taint from Saidin. Male channelers no longer need worry about the taint driving them mad.

Some in the Black Tower, where Asha'man are trained, have turned traitor, attempting to kill the Dragon Reborn. There are rumors of a schism in the Black Tower as well as the White.

If you wish to play an Aes Sedai or an Asha'man, you will be from the group loyal to Egwene or trained to be loyal to the Dragon Reborn.

Feat tax rules in effect. Link here.

To answer questions;

Critzible- the ruleset I'm looking at offers "base classes" that can then take archetypes (at level 1 most of the time). Blademaster is an archetype for Armsman.

Shadowtail- you rock whatever Aes Sedai you please, within the bounds I set up :)

Pauljathome- not much. I will provide a brief overview of major events, though much of that will be muddied and rumor. Your characters are just now stepping into the heroic spotlight, as it were, so you might not know the truth of many of these events. But you will find out more as the story progresses.


We'll be picking up around the end of the 10th book, by the by.


Also, I don't see where it lists starting money, so everyone go ahead and take 400 marks to start with.


And in case I wasn't clear, you get two traits in addition to the Regional Traits in the ruleset.

Silver Crusade

Cool. When are you hoping to start this? Lots of material to get through :-). Hopefully will have a character concept by tomorrow some time.


I don't really have a set time. I've yet to put together my story. No more than a couple of weeks, though. That'll be enough time for me to have some idea of where I want to go and put together a good prologue.

Liberty's Edge

Looks awesome. I'll get an Aes Sedai put together.

Silver Crusade

Ok, a few questions :-).

1) By background skills do you means the one in the Naruto D20 RPG pdf or the ones in Pathfinder Unchained?
2) So, the characters should all be ones that would be chosen by their nations to serve in an international role?
3) Are we strictly limited by the rules in the Naruto PDF? No problem at all if we are but I see some options in "normal" Pathfinder that would work thematically. Eg, Slayer class, maybe swashbucklers, etc.
4) I looked and looked but couldn't see what bonus spells a high stat gives you. Given that 0 level spells cost slots one can't necessarily just use the Pathfinder chart

I'm currently strongly leaning towards an Aiel Wisewoman.


Zanbabe wrote:
Looks awesome. I'll get an Aes Sedai put together.

Hey Zanbabe, you interested in a warder?

I've just started reading the WoTPathfinder.pdf, three of four Armsman archetypes are very interesting...

Liberty's Edge

Robert Henry wrote:
Hey Zanbabe, you interested in a warder?

Yeah, I like the idea. I think we might have to play that out in game, with whoever gets selected, because a newly-raised Aes Sedai wouldn't have one yet. Totally open to the possibility though. :)


1) Both.
2) They eventually will be chosen, by virtue of what they accomplish.
3) I'd prefer to stick to the PDF.
4) I'm going to houserule that 0-level weaves do not cost slots as long as you still have at least one slot of 1st level or higher open. Other than that, I think I'm going to rule that you gain bonus weaves as normal for spells per the chart in the core rules.


So I really like the Armsman archetype 'blademaster.' Could someone start as a blademaster and still be a Warden? Would they change archetypes?


Massive Dot

1) do we still get our background features? (Other than regional traits)
2) Can we start with knowledge of a rare or lost weave?


Hey gang;

I'm going to put this on tap for a while. I'm still going to run it (eventually) but there's some janky stuff in the PDF that I want to work on. These include more weaves and re-works of the Blademaster stuff (which I like in concept but so many different characters are Blademasters I don't feel like it should be it's own thing).

Then I have to write the campaign. It'll be a couple of months, most likely, but I *will* eventually run it.


Thanks for the heads up DM Ragnarok, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


Ok. Definitely happy that somebody is running a WoT campaign. I can wait a few months

Liberty's Edge

Sounds good. More time to work on a cool character. :)

(and Kayne can read the rest of the books.) ;)

Grand Lodge

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Hey thats far on the list of my reading order... To do it justice I need to reread the rest and that's not a quick thing to do


I'm dotting for interest.

WoT was such a a massive portion of my growing up that I would love to play in a game around it. Just got some friends into it and after the initial hump of TGH, they're now burning through TSR and can't get enough.


I feel like it slows considerably in Path of Daggers. Crossroads of Twilight was hard for me get through as well.


Dot. Not sure yet what I want to play.
Need to re-read some of the early books...


Dot for interest, if you're still accepting people willing to wait.


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