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The Top of the Mountain

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Dungeons & Dragons 4e
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"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.


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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..
Name: Jolton Steamsteel
Race: Firesoul Genasi
Class: Assault Swordmage




This looks cool! I've been meaning to get back into 4e.

I'll have a character written up soon. I've got a concept I've always wanted to try that would be perfect for this campaign.

Application Status: Complete!

Name: Gwendolyn Wendell

Race: Half-Elf
Class: Druid (Protector, Circle of Renewal)

The Wind Whisperer. The Weather Witch. Blessed by Melora. Gwendolyn Wendell goes by many names. The daughter of a musically-gifted elven priest of Sehanine and his human paramour, Gwen was born and raised in the Hale Valley, where her grandparents and numerous other families tend the farms that ship their produce throughout the land. As a girl she always heard voices, never knowing what they said until she climbed the Wyvern Mountain and heard the wind spirits gift her with their power. After years of aiding the farmers in Hale Valley with her talents, Gwen has heard the wind spirits calling her back to the mountain, and follows them, letting the wind guide her feet.

A young maiden, Gwen is short and petite, her elven blood giving her a slimmer build, wider eyes and tapered ears compared to her human peers. She normally wears thick wool skirts and dresses, tunics, and a number of scarves to help protect her from the wind. She also wears a poorly-sewn hat from a wolf's pelt to protect her ears from the cold winds. She always seem to be not entirely there, head cocked as she listens to something beyond the hearing of most people.







Ah, Little_Rudo! As always your applications are always a notch higher than top-notch! I hope you get in!

Personally, I'm going to be applying with a Sunspray Human Paladin. She's going to have a slight arabian/desert theme about her =P

It is unfortunate that Gwendolyn will starve to death though. Plants, fungus and algae are living things too.

Name: Kurgan Dunalgul
Race: Goliath
Class: Runepriest






I've just taken the time to look at the game profile and saw that there were already two people approved. Although I know we aren't intended to be statted out yet, can we have some idea as to what role they see their characters filling? I don't think someone would have a fun time making some shadowy assassin type person to find out that there's already been a striker type person accepted.

Although it makes no difference. I'm running a musician. And no one ever runs leaders.

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Originally Posted by ghataria View Post
I've just taken the time to look at the game profile and saw that there were already two people approved. Although I know we aren't intended to be statted out yet, can we have some idea as to what role they see their characters filling? I don't think someone would have a fun time making some shadowy assassin type person to find out that there's already been a striker type person accepted.

Although it makes no difference. I'm running a musician. And no one ever runs leaders.
Sure. Celtic Guardian 7 and EBursch were in an old game that I was going to run that ended before it began (it was my fault -- I had a loss in the family and was off-grid for awhile). When I ended the game, I told the players they could be in this one if they were interested, and CG7 and EBursch were interested.

Celtic Guardian will be running Elly Lyosha, a Tiefling Warlord. I'm not sure if EBursch is still running Tosun (Deva Swordmage) or not.





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