You walk past a group of buildings, you notice a hum in the air. It seems to be filled with an almost tangible feeling of arcane and divine energies, as you walk you notice the dark clouds of ash and steam fill the air, various mechanikal devices putter about, carrying out their menial tasks. In the distance you can hear the ring of clocks sounding off the dinner hour. you walk into a passage noting the soldiers carved in stone an alternating pattern of Elysian Knights and Dwarven Defenders. After exiting the passage you see before you the dockyard is filled with large steam powered suits in which dockworkers load and unload precious cargo, the ships are suspended by lines of rope thousands of feet above the sea, an ingenious system really, used to protect the ships from coastal raiders and seasonal ice flows.
As you continue walking you reach the Inn, above the door you can see a rather derelict iron sign with what looks like a mermaid coated in rust.Upon entering the inn you notice that the scores of tables all circular, have modest chairs and benches around them. You see at the bar a large demi-humanoid of unknown race behind it. You also notice large tusks half pointing threw his mouth, he nods to you and motions to a table to the far right of the bar. Little light is here and seated at the table,snoring, is the man you have been looking for. Dressed in a large wide brimmed leather hat, and leather great coat, he is bent over the table, bottle on the table and half eaten breakfast in front of him, as you seat your self opposite him the waitress cleans up his breakfast and empty bottles, as she cleans up he starts to issue forth a moan, lifting his head, he looks at you, the milky white of his eyes surprises you at first but as he rights himself and adjusts his hat you become more at ease as the brim of his hat obscures the uppermost of the features of his face, leaving only his mouth and nose to be seen, around his mouth is scraggy hair some white some black, most are Grey at first observation he doesn't seem to be any older then his 40's.
He holds himself in a peculiar way, ram rod straight as though he shouldered the weight of the entire world on his shoulders. After a few moments the waitress comes back with a fresh plate of meat and potatoes for both of you. Still, without even acknowledging your pressence, he begins to eat, you notice that he eats with the utmost care, as though he was groomed at an early age with a fine upbringing, but, from your first glance he simply looks like an old drunk. In the back ground you can hear more patrons enter the bar and take seats around a few tables others sit at the bar, dirty and dusty from thier jobs, most seem to be common labor force.
"So, you want to hear a story do ya?" The man across from you speaks in a gravely voice, as you look at him again, you notice the lighting in the inn has darkened, the other tables are filled with merry patrons, celebrating various occasions, birthdays, weddings, and other such merriment. You notice, as the man shift
's his heavy garments they look far to large for him as he moves to remove the great coat, you can see something beneath catch the light, but only briefly. He places the coat on the back of his chair, when he turns around you see he is wearing an old white shirt buttoned up in the front, made of poor quality materials, removing a case from the shirt he opens it draws a cigar out lights it, then inhales deeply. The light from the end giving his face an eerie glow as he puffs on it...
This is a homemade world have been building for many years. I have made it from the ground up and have played it many times, my players always enjoyed it, the concept is simple, build whatever you want, I will foster all character goals. with that said here are some statements
It is what I would call a Full metal Fantasy to steal the tag off iron kingdoms, So with that said those of you with knowledge of the Iron Kingdoms "Liber Mechanika" rules by the Privateer Press for mechanika will have an advantage, also Swords and Sorcery's "Dragon Mech" book has inspired a new direction for it, so, those 2 books will be allowed even recommended reading them for good ideas for chars, but, actually ALL, books classes feats skills abilities and items can be used in any game I run.
Summation: Liber mechanika, Dragon mech, Good books if you want to go with the steam powers or want to be a mech builder/driver, also fire arms are in this game using powder system from Iron Kingdoms source books, feel free to invent your own equipment I love inventive ideas
Regardless of source material if its wired for D20 I will allow it. Tho with that said I do reserve my right to veto any combination for the sake of simplicity or just doesn't fit in the flavor, do not worry if you do not have the books I stated, I beg borrow and steal rules to govern the creation of some pretty crazy requests from my players, its all about YOU. I am very lax in game play but will use rules for combat, etc.
Summation: Feel free to come up with any crazy idea you want, all of it will have a place in the game.
I am looking to start a 10th level campaign based in a metropolis by the name of
. It is a mountain stronghold populated by Elysian "humans" and their Dwarven neighbors who helped them build it. The main storyline is up to you, My players. I will introduce story line arcs and plots but treat this as a sandbox you can develop whatever arcs you wish, I see this as a non-linear,game and I promise to keep it interesting, All I ask is ample warning if you cannot post IE, vacation for a long time with that being said, send applications i look forward to reviewing your sheets,
Summation: If your human I will assume your Elysian or once was.unless stated other wise in your story. Elysia is the name of the city and the name of the nation. It was ruled for generations by a family of the name Essorexx, till a military coup led by the Charismatic general of the nations armies instated Democracy and now rules over the people with the honorific title of "Essorexx" which translates to our equivalents "President,Prime Minister". that happened roughly 50 years ago, and since the coup no one has seen or heard from the dwarfs who lived in the city,or near it. So with that I expect a good amount of activity on the part of my players.
the Qualifications are:
1.) 10th level char built whatever way you wish You may use GESTALT if you wish.**staying at 10th level guys**
2.) I want the link to your sheet, a good amount of back story so I can custom make encounters based on the info provided, you can be anything so please do not feel limited by cliches,or anything else I want the name of your home town that sort of info, also the more in depth the story I will reward bonus in gear and experiences or other such stuff to be applied mechanically in the game,
3.) How often you will be able to post so I can build a good amount of people with similar habits, that way we can all work efficiently.
4.) I am allowing everything ever posted for 3.0/3.5 source books as long as you can give me the name of the book and page its on, your golden, also house rules stuff will be allowed on a case by case.
5.) roll your stats according to this 4 d6, 3 highest re-roll any 1's do that for 3 complete sets of stats then choose your best also when you have chosen your set roll a d4 add that to whatever stats you want split up or all on 1,
6.) include any questions or suggestions you may have for this campaign, I run long games, so if your in it for a good long term game your what I want, but short term players looking to learn are always welcome.