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Old Aug 22 '12, 4:36pm
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The Top of the Mountain

Top of the Mountain - Forum
Dungeons & Dragons 4e
Estimated Members Requested: 5

"Come over here, child. Let me tell you a story."

So many adventurers started just this way, with a grandfather or elder sitting you down and telling you stories of a far-off land with wonderous sights. He would delight you in grand, epic adventurers with untold riches and honor at the end. The good always defeated evil in the end.

Then you grew up, and realized that those stories aren't the way things really are. There is not always untold treasures at the end of an adventure, and often evil did triumph. Sometimes you had to DO evil to accomplish what you set out to do.

Life is not black and white. You learned that very quickly.

So when stories and rumors about activity starting up near the top of Wyvern Mountain, the old stories you heard come back to you. This is the same mountain that myth held had dragons and wyverns and other hordes of monsters. This is the same mountain that held untold treasures, according to some.

But you also know stories aren't the way things really are. You know other adventurers have climbed the mountain, only to return empty handed or not at all.

So, why are rumors about the mountain popping up now all of a sudden? Is there something new inside?

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About Myself

I'm old.
I remember walking uphill 3 miles in a BLIZZARD just to play D&D, and we did all the math in our heads!!! I didn't have no fancy com-puter to our sheets -- we used ... a pencil! Young whippersnappers ....

Seriously, I started playing 1st Edition D&D in 1978 when I was 7. My parents bought me a Player's Handbook and encouraged me to use my imagination. 30+ years later, I'm a husband and father to an active 4 year old boy, and free time isn't what it used to be, so this is a nice compromise.



My Philosophy

My philosphy is simple and three-fold.
When a game ceases to be fun, change the game or stop playing.

What this means to me is that the primary duty of a DM is to try to make the game enjoyable, and that's what I aim to do. I'll need the players help, though. If there are suggestions you have, I not only want to know, I expect to know. If I'm screwing up somehow, please tell me. I promise to listen and I take criticism well (after all, I am married). Having said that ...

The rules are a tool for the story. Story will ALWAYS trump rules.

I do not want rulesmongers or rules munchkins. If something a player does is cool and adds to the story, we will make the rules fit it. I will not be a slave to the rules. Also, I'm not a fan of min/max players, which is why I don't want a stat sheet in you submission, but I DO want to see the character. At this stage, I don't care what your Strength stat is -- but I do want to know what makes your character tick.

Rules and stats are important, but they're not important NOW.

To sum it up, if you are a story-first, character-driven team player who loves to create with others and have a good time, I want to talk to you.



What I want

This is a 4th Edition game for 5 characters of 3rd Level.

My submission form for this game will have some unusual questions, and that's designed to try and take you out of your comfort zone and make you think more about the inner workings of your character.

Please feel free to expound as much as you want. You don't have to write a novel, but I do want more than 2 or 3 words per question.

Any questions or suggestion, please let me know. If you would rather answer some or all questions privately, feel free to use private tags or PM me your sheet. A little mystery hurts no one.

... except the DM. I hate mysteries.


--- --- --- ---
Name:

Race:
Class:

Background/History:

--- Answer the following questions in the Voice of your character ---

1. Why are you an adventurer?
2. You have the choice of saving an innocent girl or killing the wizard that holds her captive. Choosing to save the girl ensures the wizard escapes, leaving no trail for you to track. Choosing to kill the wizard ensures the death of the girl. Which do you do and why?
3. How do you like your eggs cooked and why?
4. If you were a king/queen, what would be your first edict?
5. What is your one regret in life?

Game Description:

A 4th Edition Adventure designed for 5 3rd level characters.


Last edited by ComicsFan; Aug 22 '12 at 4:56pm..
Is it still too late to join this as a player? I'm interested either making an
I noticed in reading throughout the books, that the Eladrin refer to humans as mortals. Does this mean they are immortal in some way--even if that immortality is a Buddhist style rebirth (as in "reborn" with none of your memories remaining)?
Eladrin sword-mage or warlock... Though since I have a test tomorrow in college, I won't be able to make it until Tuesday. If all the players are in I'll become a "READER" instead.

Name: Aydrin Hadarai

Race: Eladrin
Class: Swordmage

Background/History:
I will have this field up tomorrow after some sleep.
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--- Answer the following questions in the Voice of your character ---

1. Why are you an adventurer?

An "adventurer?" I am no such thing... If you must know, my role is equivalent to what the mortals call a "knight." Though that name is not entirely accurate as my stature also focuses upon the arcane arts... But I digress. I've been sent from the Feywild by those of a high position within my noble house, to reclaim a certain item which is believed to have been stolen eons ago. No, I will not further disclose the nature of this "item."


2. You have the choice of saving an innocent girl or killing the wizard that holds her captive. Choosing to save the girl ensures the wizard escapes, leaving no trail for you to track. Choosing to kill the wizard ensures the death of the girl. Which do you do and why?

Quite a quandary that... If this wizard has broken the law, I'd be honored bond to act accordingly... Assuming that there is indeed a legal need of the wizards death, and if the circumstance did not allow for a proper judge; ideally I'd teleport between the two, pushing the girl to safety whilst striking a death blow to the "wizard" simultaneously. Then again... If this wizard were but a minute away from slaughtering hundreds to thousands of lives--perhaps using the girl as some form of ritualistic sacrifice--my tact would have to focus upon his or her extermination...


3. How do you like your eggs cooked and why?

I prefer my eggs to be the product of a Fey touched Ostrich, cooked through magically heated stone, with a dash of spices from the finest peppers native to the Feywild, and scrambled with an added mix of Caviar--taken from Fey-salmon. Why you ask? It is an acquired taste among the highborn members of my kin. I'd doubt mortals such as yourself can appreciate it.

4. If you were a king/queen, what would be your first edict?

Such would be a set of laws, that are intend to both insure any cities greater protection against the denizens of the Fey dark and balance the kingdoms judicial system at large.



5. What is your one regret in life?

A regret, you ask me? Hmm... Can't say I have one of those yet. Perhaps agreeing to this mission from my kin--and the temporarily leave from the Feywild it causes--may or may not become my first experience of "regret." Time will tell, I'm sure...

Still looking for one more player. I'm really thinking of having two bards in the group, since I've accepted one already, and there's another really, REALLY good bard submission that I would kill to have in the group, but I'm worried the two characters would be stepping on each other's toes too much.

Moog says, "Moog better controller than controller!"

But if you'd like a character that says it's a controller I suppose I can make one.

I was considering applying to this game, but I thought you'd already closed up shop. I'd be happy to submit a controller for you. Give me some time, and I'll try to get one up today sometime.

Name: Stranger
Race: Warforged
Class: Wizard

Also: My bard is going to be a heavy controller, after discussion with the other bard.

And if a controller why not a controller controller, so there!

Yule Bannon
Flautist Wizard Extraordinaire














 

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