Heroes and Villains Required
The Exalted Against the Vile - Forum
Dungeons & Dragons 3.5e - Ravenloft
Ad Closes: Nov 1 '12
Estimated Members Requested: 5
The Pitch: Good morning, afternoon or evening. A less common game is on offer this day, one which pits you against yourself. As in, I'm asking for applicants to play TWO characters here: one of them a champion of the Forces of Good, a classical hero in the truest sense of the word; and the other a soldier of the Legions of Evil, a true villain with as few redeeming features as inhumanly possible.
Wait, say what? Yep, you heard me. Two characters to a player, one a good guy and one a bad guy, on opposite teams and ultimately desperate to kill each other. Unless they have a shared background it won't be personal, just ideological, but at least one of them WILL die by the campaign's end. So, given that you're probably going to have a favourite character that you won't want to lose and everyone else will probably have one as well, not necessarily on the same side as yours...Ravenloft wins.
Sources Allowed: Effectively mandated are the Book of Exalted Deeds and the Book of Vile Darkness. Having the Ravenloft Player's Handbook would also be quite useful, but it's not necessary. Otherwise, if you have a WOTC-licensed sourcebook,
feel free to use material from it. I'll try to forestall a couple of the more usual questions with the following answers:
Character Creation: Probably the unhappy clincher for many of you.
1st-level, really? Yup. On the plus side, I recognise that at this early level, combat is...unpredictable. I will, therefore, be awarding XP consistently (and throughout the game) based both on roleplaying and overcoming challenges using non-combat means. Including avoiding combat or other danger inventively. Equally, this is a campaign that I hope will last several years in-game and will take you towards or to level 20 readily enough.
So let me get this straight... You want me to make two separate 1st-level characters. One of them is Good, with Exalted feats and everything; the other is Evil, with Vile feats and everything. I play both of them at the same time on their opposing sides. And I'm doing this with a bunch of other players who are doing the exact same thing. In Ravenloft of all campaign settings! Answer: Yes.
OK. Where do I sign up? Ideally, here. Applications left in the ad thread will be looked at last. [booming voice] You have been warned!
---Also, if anyone out there is interested in being a co-DM; generating plot, foes, loot and/or maps (especially that last one, because I'm utterly hopeless with maps); then by all means drop me a line. Or a PM, you know, whichever.
Ravenloft is hardly a playground even for the most experienced souls, innocent or corrupt, that dwell therein. The pure of heart struggle to reconcile their noble struggle against the darkness with its own inescapable futility - whilst the black of soul simultaneously covet and dread the great power held by the darklords. These are the immutable truths of the Realms of Dread.
Just back from long hospital stay, know what I'm doing even less than usual
Last edited by ChaosHarbinger; Oct 11 '12 at 11:15pm..