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Runelords on the Rise : Burnt Offerings

RotR 01: Burnt Offerings - Forum
Pathfinder - Golarion
Estimated Members Requested: 6

This is a First Level Game using the Pathfinder System. You can either use their published books or the Pathfinder SRD for game mechanics.

Applications Close on the 15th of October
Expected Game Start on the 20th of October

As Pathfinder is designed to co-exist with the standard 3.5 system; I will accept non-standard classes from 3.5 supplements if someone has a really, really, really good pitch. I am unfond of some of the more outlandish OGL creations but I myself can cherry pick through some of the feats and classes and find things I like. So long as it does not seem like munchkinisim then give it a go. Also, if there is already a Pathfinder System Class that has the same function, that is what you should use. No 'tome' character classes; from what I have seen of those they are just cribbing notes from Pathfinder anyways. Anything with the words "Dread", "Exalted" or "Vile" in their title are highly suspect.

I feel that the Summoner Class is over powered, particularly at lower levels. And at higher levels just requires too much paperwork.

I feel that the Alchemist Class has potential that has been ruined by too many people trying to play one as if it were Crazy Harry from the Muppets.

As such, I will not accept characters from either of these classes.

A completed character sheet is not required at this time. You can make them, I just do not require them yet.
Having a good feel for your character is more important to me than the game mechanics at this time.


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PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR CHARACTERS IN THE FORMAT DETAILED HERE

I have two returning players from my previous attempt to GM a game here that are going to be joining in.
I will be accepting Six More.

Character Building Game Mechanics (Because Even When It Is Said They Are Not Needed, Everyone Does It Anyways)

I own the Basic Books and a couple of the PDFs. If for some reason we have a disagreement about what something is supposed to be, check and see if you are using a later printing and let me know if my information is out of date.

Has Anyone Not Seen My Rants Against Random Character Stats?
Character Attributes : Point Build
High Fantasy 25 Points.

Pick Two Traits.
One Must Be From This List
To Reiterate Because Some People Seem To Not Be Clear
You Must Choose One Trait from the "Adventure Path" Traits
The Point of Which is to Make a Connection Between Your Character and the Campaign.


First Level
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ALIGNMENT NOTE
There seems to be some confusion, which is sadly the typical confusion for D&D Games and the idea of an Evil Alignment.
Psychopaths are not evil. Sociopaths are not evil. Serial Killers are not evil.
None of those things are evil. They are mentally handicapped.

I am not forbidding evil aligned characters. But they had better be well written with the intent to show how well they can become part of the group and trusted by the other players.

I have made some changes to the Planetouched because it appears I have had a blind spot about something for several years.
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Will you be using the hero points system?
I am not at this time considering the use of Hero Points. They are most often used in combat and those parts of the thread become muddled enough as it is. Suddenly jumping initiative is especially awkward. I reserve the right to introduce them at a later date if things work smoothly enough or they seem like a fun addition. Please do not base character classes or choices on the availability or non-availability of Hero Points.









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Rise of the Runelords : Part One
Sandpoint. A quiet little town with some dirty little secrets. The Swallowtail Festival occurs on the first day of Autumn and the entire town is celebrating both a good harvest and the dedication of the town's new temple. But out in the wild, goblins lurk, growing bolder as if driven by new purpose. And the evils of the marshes and bogs does not compare with the dark secrets that bubble beneath the surface of this sleepy costal village. Will the players discover the truth about Sandpoint's past or will they become Burnt Offerings?

The pacing and theme of this adventure is fairly basic. A call to heroism, a simple bit of investigating and then a nice dungeon delve that is logical and rewards intelligent tactics over blind charges. The players need not be paragons of virtue; but on the gripping hand, they will be tasked with placing themselves in danger for little reward beyond personal satisfaction and the thanks of the local populace.

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I find both ideas on the Summoner and Alchemist to be annoying and offesive!

What about the druid and its animal Companion! The Summoner is basically the arcane version the Druid!

Who the hell is going to risk blowing themselves up with the alchemist(An alchemist/Ninja is a nice build though)!

Oh well, I wasn't going to play those classes anyways!

I do have to admit I'm tempted to drag a few homebrew classes from DanDwiki for you to look at and see if you think anyone would be balanced or broken.

But I've always wanted to play a Deaf Oracle.

That does seem interesting, I'll see what I can come up with for it.

Going with Aasimar Sorcerer or wizard I think.

Just need to play around with some builds to see what I feel fits.

I wonder if Dreamscarred press psionics are available

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I find both ideas on the Summoner and Alchemist to be annoying and offesive!

What about the druid and its animal Companion! The Summoner is basically the arcane version the Druid!

Who the hell is going to risk blowing themselves up with the alchemist(An alchemist/Ninja is a nice build though)!

Oh well, I wasn't going to play those classes anyways!

I do have to admit I'm tempted to drag a few homebrew classes from DanDwiki for you to look at and see if you think anyone would be balanced or broken.

But I've always wanted to play a Deaf Oracle.
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I am confused by the addition of a smiley, though. Is your post meant to be humorous? It seems unclear to me.

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I do have to admit I'm tempted to drag a few homebrew classes from DanDwiki for you to look at and see if you think anyone would be balanced or broken.
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I don't care for Homebrewed Races or Classes. I will not consider them.
On many things I can be debated. On this subject there is no wiggle room.
I am uncertain as to how I can be more clear about my feelings on Home Brew Classes and Races.

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I wonder if Dreamscarred press psionics are available
Never heard of it. Provide a source if you want me to consider it.

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Never heard of it. Provide a source if you want me to consider it.
They're on the SRD.

Very detailed material provided, Roughtrade. Very nice.

Can you please confirm that the Player Characters are not yet heroes of the town? Something I read makes me uncertain about the chronology.

Are you planning to stop with Burnt Offerings?

I've never played with 7 other characters before. Not successfully anyway. Why so many?




 

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