Agents of the Twelve

 
 
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Agents of the Twelve

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Dungeons & Dragons 3.5e - Eberron
Ad Closes: Nov 24 '12
Estimated Members Requested: 5


Game Description:

INTRODUCTION
The Dark Lanterns serve the crown of Breland as spies and assassins. Collectively they form the intelligence division of the King’s Citadel, a much larger organization sworn to defend Breland from its enemies and dispense justice in the name of King Boranel. More than any other division within the Citadel, the Dark Lanterns tend toward intelligence-gathering missions that extend beyond Breland’s borders. As the secret servants of the crown, members of the organization are granted the authority to conduct intelligence operations on foreign soil, execute covert missions across the globe, and prevent national secrets from falling into the hands of rival intelligence agencies. The Dark Lanterns also have an unwritten license to eliminate any creature that threatens their nation, its sovereign, or its citizens.

The King’s Dark Lanterns were vital to Breland’s defense during the Last War. However, conspiracies abound in the aftermath of war as nations struggle to rebuild and reclaim what was lost. The Thronehold Accords have done nothing to end the secret conflicts being waged across the Five Nations—conflicts steeped in espionage and subterfuge. With the threat of another war looming on the horizon, Breland needs its Dark Lanterns now more than ever.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS[Game Master]
Me, Sillaric of course.

[Game Explanation]
I managed to wonderfully fill my Agents of the Twelve group and mostly fill the Dark Lanterns group from the last advertisement. I am only short some sort of healer for the Dark Lanterns group.

[Application Process]
Post your application as a new thread in game's Applications folder linked below, in the following format (you can make a sheet and include your statblock at the bottom if you want, but it cannot replace the regular format):

Character Name:
Gender/Race:
Class:

Physical/Personality Description: A paragraph or more (2 max please) describing your character's physical appearance and personality. If you want to put secrets into your characters personality you can "private tag" them in this area. Include how your character reacts to stress/danger, how your character dresses in the field, in the tavern, etc and how he/she generally deals with others socially.

Background: No more than 6 paragraphs (1-2 is fine if you can get the point across that quickly). Please see below for some guidance on how this needs to be. Important, this section must explain how your character was recruited by Eberron's premier spy organization.

Writing Sample: This can be a sample from a game you're in already but I'd rather it be something you've written for this character. It doesn't have to be super long, just do some in-character writing to show case who your character is and show off that you are capable of solid grammar and spelling.

A PICTURE WOULD ALSO BE HELPFUL BUT ISN'T NECESSARY EITHER.

PLEASE POST APPLICATIONS IN THE APPLICATION FOLDER ON THE GAME FORUM, NOT IN THIS THREAD PLEASE

Link to APPLICATIONS folder: http://www.myth-weavers.com/forumdis...23415&tg=29801

[Character Creation]
Creation will be standard for a character starting at level 4, using a 28-pt buy, with 5400gp for equipment. Every character receives one free feat but it must be either a Dragonmark Feat or an Eberron-specific Racial Feat. LA buy-off is not allowed. Creatures with an LA or Racial HD up to 2 are acceptable for use but nothing with a base size larger than Medium unless you come up with something really really good and it must meet all the guidelines above.

A special note regarding FR-specific races, skills and classes. Nothing from an FR-specific source will be allowed without very specific DM approval.

[Sources allowed]
I have access to most everything from 3.5e and of course all Eberron supplements are acceptable. I don't like weird, way out their builds, so if you decide to use a little known supplement please give any needed title and page numbers please. I'm not opposed to monster characters, especially since many of the races considered monstrous in other game worlds are considered commonplace in Eberron.

[NOTES]
Feel free to PM with any questions but know that I will likely post the answer here for all to see (it cuts down on repeating myself). Also please note that I am only recruiting for a character to fill a Healer's role with this group.

[SUBMISSION DEADLINE]
I will close the advertisement thread on Friday November 30th at midnight or sooner if a complete application just jumps off the screen at me.

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Alright, decided on making him a Warforged Wizard.

And yes, I do have something with giving my Warforged characters numbers as names.

Guess I lose Dragonmarked Prodigy if there are no flaws. Ah well. HP calculated as usual?

How about a classic half orc barbarian? A House Tharashk finder using the half orc substitution levels and a great big axe. He can find what you're looking for and then chop whatever's got it into bits. I'm thinking of dipping into Bard or Rogue too.

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Well, perhaps I should seriously consider a different character then. Let me sleep on it and perhaps I'll have a different application up in the morning.
Oh, that's a bummer. Can I ask what about Mia required Grey Elf as a race? She is such a cool concept.

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Originally Posted by Animunculi View Post
I'm thinking of playing a kalashtari thoughtsinger, which is a psionic bard variant by Keith Baker. It has better flavor than the ordinary bard to me.

Is that something you would allow, Sillaric?

Very cool find Animunculi. Yes I will accept this class for use.

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Guess I lose Dragonmarked Prodigy if there are no flaws. Ah well. HP calculated as usual?
Max at first, roll subsequently and you can take the average if you roll badly.

It doesn't require it, but you are running a very minimalistic game (low point buy cost, no sub races, no flaws, no traits), and don't get me wrong - you've every right to arrange your game just the way you want it. As I've said, she was developed over multiple games (and unfortunately - to date never one of them got her even halfway to a new level). Frankly, this is the most minimal I've ever had to trim her back mechanically, and I'm not sure if the character can be effective. I've played in other games with characters I loved (with beautiful personality and background hooks galore), but when the crunch hit, they couldn't handle the level of action that the GM expected, and that was a bummer to me, the GM, and the other players. I just don't want to disappoint.

Then again, as the saying goes, less is more. Perhaps I should take a poet's perspective and see what I can do with her in these circumstances.

Please do Wiz. I keep things really simple so that I don't have to beef up pre-written encounters to match super hero characters. I used to run games with nothing less than 34-36 pt buys but found that I was wasting so much time rebuilding or balancing encounters it just wasn't worth it. Keeping things simpler, I have found, actually tends to make everything feel more rewarding. Also, last time I ran Dragon Between I managed to move 1st level characters all the way up through 4th level before I had to call it quits. Don't worry, you'll have the chance to level her if you can make it work!

I like a game that goes the distance.

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Originally Posted by Sillaric View Post
Please do Wiz. I keep things really simple so that I don't have to beef up pre-written encounters to match super hero characters. I used to run games with nothing less than 34-36 pt buys but found that I was wasting so much time rebuilding or balancing encounters it just wasn't worth it. Keeping things simpler, I have found, actually tends to make everything feel more rewarding. Also, last time I ran Dragon Between I managed to move 1st level characters all the way up through 4th level before I had to call it quits. Don't worry, you'll have the chance to level her if you can make it work!
God, it's just such a relief to hear this. I was worrying about what I am bringing to the table mechanically as a bard and it caused me a ton of headache to figure out an optimal solution (didn't find one, to be honest!). Now I can rest easy.

No Grey Elf is a kicker for wizards, but with there being next to no other LA 0 +Int races, it's not like you would be losing out all that much by playing a plain elf.

Myself, I have never had the chance to play a Changeling, but I'm still brainstorming a bit there.

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Originally Posted by Animunculi View Post
I was worrying about what I am bringing to the table mechanically as a bard and it caused me a ton of headache to figure out an optimal solution (didn't find one, to be honest!).
You're playing a Bard. What could go wrong with that?
(BTW, since this is Eberron, there's that Eberron Bard feat, Melodic Casting IIRC, which is a pretty awesome option. That plus Badge of Valour from the MIC can give you a +3 Inspire Courage even at L3 which is not too shabby, given it makes you better than a Fighter, and makes the Fighter better too).





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