Humble beginnings

 
 
Old Oct 6 '12, 8:35am
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Humble beginnings

Humble Beginnings - Forum
Dungeons & Dragons 3.5e - Forgotten Realms 3.5e
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Hello. I'm a relative newcomer but no stranger to roleplaying. I've been trying to get a game going for keeps and here's hoping third time's the charm!

Despite the overly verbose setting "blurb" this is not a very ambitious concept. Just six inexperienced adventurers setting out with a caravan and taking the story wherever their decisions lead. There will be dungeons but most of the set-pieces touch matters that actively concern the average inhabitant of a hinterland and, later, average city. War, crime, schemes and a marauding monster or a dozen.

If the party proves up to what they find in their path, they might find themselves holding in their hands something worse than any monster: responsibility.

Cross our fingers.


Impiltur. The Forgotten Kingdom. Every year they come to the Farwater. Callow young men and women with grand dreams and bigger doubts. At the gateway to Impiltur's hinterland stands the city of Ilmwatch. Each summer traders arrive on ships from across the Sea of Falling Stars to attempt the journey north along the Merchant's Run. In their wake sellswords and sell-spells chasing coin and recognition. Many fall never to return. Sometimes a few come away with more.

The life of an adventurer is uncertain and beset with trial. But it is welcome to anyone willing to try.

Character creation:
Level 2, 28-point buy.
1,000 xp starting experience. 900 gp starting wealth. Full HP 1st-2nd level.
HP 3rd onward roll and take the better of the result and the average (HD*1/2, +1 at odd levels).

Allowed material:
PHB starting classes only.
Non-PHB variant/alternative classes/features/levels ask.
Non-PHB/DMG feats and and items allowed but subject to DM discretion.
PHB races and Forgotten Realms variants only (strongheart halfling, lesser tiefling so on).
Post requested prestige classes and non-PHB classes for (future) multiclassing.
No LA. No monsters. No templates.




Post apps HERE. Once you've completed them you can post in the Prologue. Thanks for reading.

Game Description:

Impiltur. The Forgotten Kingdom. Every year they come to the Farwater. Callow young men and women with grand dreams and bigger doubts. At the gateway to Impiltur's hinterland stands the city of Ilmwatch. Each summer traders arrive on ships from across the Sea of Falling Stars to attempt the journey north along the Merchant's Run. In their wake sellswords and sell-spells chasing coin and recognition. Many fall never to return. Sometimes a few come away with more.

The life of an adventurer is uncertain and beset with trial. But it is welcome to anyone willing to try.

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Last edited by kakimasu; Oct 8 '12 at 3:26am..
I'm very flexible. I'm more conscious about a high volume of posts coming at the expense of slower players. One a day is a good compromise but I will add a section about posting rates to the app format.

@TheFred: You can multiclass into non-PHB base classes later but present them ahead of time with your app.

I'm interested. Gah, what would I want to play... Hrmm, I dunno. I was thinking Cleric, but now I'm leaning towards Druid. half-orc druid... Maybe. Maybe. We'll see what my mind can come up with.

Okay, I have definitely decided to go with the Half-Orc Druid. Would you be permitting of the Half-Orc Druid substitution levels?

Heh, I'll probably be applying as a human cleric of Mielikki.

Mielikki is interesting. I should probably ask for a region in the app format but I'm not demanding knowledge of the setting for players.

@Riku8745: Half-Orc druid substitution levels are a go.

Wow. I'm so used to playing high-power games that when I look at the creature I have built, I think "Wow, wtf? This thing is useless." I know it isn't, but my inner munchkin says otherwise. Oh well. I'll put up the app tomorrow; for now I'm going to bed.

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Originally Posted by silverwolfer View Post
so you pretty much want to play core only if am getting your intentions on this?
I think he is going for more of an emphasis on Core; he's allowing other stuff but you have to start as a Core class.

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Originally Posted by kakimasu View Post
@TheFred: You can multiclass into non-PHB base classes later but present them ahead of time with your app.
That's cool, I'm just trying to get an idea for where my character might be going.

How strict are you when it comes to your players keeping track of eating/drinking etc?




 

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