Rise of the Runelords - PATHFINDER


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  • Created Feb 8 '10
  • Last Post Mar 9 '12 at 10:55pm
  • Status Complete
  • System Pathfinder
  • Setting Golarion

Game Description

TITLE: Rise of the Runelords
SYSTEM: Pathfinder
SETTING: Golarion

DESCRIPTION
The town of Sandpoint needs you!
Whatpoint? Sandwho? Whatwho? If the name of this friendly little coastal town doesn’t mean anything to you yet.
Sandpoint, in a nutshell, is your PCs’ new hometown. Here, they’ll make friends, buy their first suit of armor, visit their first tavern, and eventually tangle with monsters. It’s the start of a brand-new campaign, one set in the equally brand-new world of Golarion, the setting for the Pathfinder Chronicles Campaign Setting. The adventures your PCs are about to embark on will determine the fate of not just Sandpoint, but the surrounding region of Varisia as well.
If they fail, their friends and countrymen might well be doomed to a new age of slavery and horror, but if they succeed, their triumphs shall be recorded by sages and kings, their immortality assured.
They will become the latest entry into the Pathfinder Chronicles.

For much of written history, world events followed charted routes. Oracles and seers mapped out the future
in the stars above, and their prophecies always gave a reliable view of the ages to come.
Until a god died a century ago. No one saw that coming, and now, the old prophecies are failing. Oracles go mad and seers desperately try to account for the loss of the future. While some cry out that the world is at an end, they’ve been doing so for 100 years now. And the world’s still here. It’s just unclear where things are going. The future of Golarion is open, ready to receive the triumphs and failures of a new generation of heroes.

SOURCES
This is going to be limited. ONLY the Pathfinder SRD barring the play-tests until final version is ready. No 3rd party material please, only paizo.

CREATION METHODS
Purchase (Standard Fantasy). If you prefer to roll, use the standard method. reroll ONLY if total mod is less than +3

APPLICATION
For now I require a background, personality, race, class, character aspirations. The more engrained your character is with the setting and mood the better it's chances of being accepted.

You *could* be evil, but it's unlikely I will pick a group with a Paladin and an Evil Necromancer AND this is a published module that I will try not to steer too far from the pace established.

The region will be confined for now to the region of Varisia and it's major (and minor) cities. You can research the pathfinder setting in the Pathfinder Wiki.

The Paizo website has the Player's Guide as a free PDF download (thanks to Dathom for pointing that out)

There is a big festival being held at the town of Sandpoint to consecrate the new temple called the Swallowtail festival, if your character is NOT from Sandpoint, you must offer a valid reason for visiting this far off town. Just bare in mind that knowledge checks gets bonuses depending on the area you are native from. I require that at least one of you is native of Sandpoint.

Please submit you applications in the application's thread group as a separate thread like the example given. Use the same thread for your rolls.

PLAY STYLE
I will disdain attempts at breaking balance, be it power gaming, optimizing, uber-roleplaying, posting too much, posting too little.

I could say its 50/50 roll/role play.

Members should be able to post at more than twice a day (twice being minimum), weekends can be omitted (but if able I will certainly post). Since this adventure offers a little bit of everything, I don't want combat taking a month or two to complete.

NOTES
* GM wields absolute power and will smite offenders to the rules and dissension.
* This will be my 4th time GMing in PbP, so you will HAVE to bear with me. On the plus side, this is not my first time GMing!
* I'm not a literary champion, nor I can post blocks and blocks of role-playing text. So my interactions will be short and to the point most of the time.
* I've been considered a Killer GM from time to time, I try to refrain myself, but I cannot stand divine intervention or Deux ex Machina... so try to though it out.
* I plan of running the whole Adventure Path and then some.
* I'm a control freak, so neat and tidy sheet and posts.
* I expect you to post almost for each post I make, I want you as players to post more than me as GM - don't wait, post, role play!

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