Kingmaker: Crusader State

Old Oct 5 '12, 7:09pm
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Kingmaker: Crusader State

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Pathfinder - Golarion
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Game Description:

Estimated Party Size: 4-6

While I love the entire Pathfinder Setting, two particular aspects of the game have always intrigued me: The Kingmaker AP and the Worldwound. So I decided for my first attempt at GMing, I've decided to blend the two together to form Kingmaker: Crusader State.

I'm looking for 4-6 players who would be interested in playing the Kingmaker AP through the lens of forming a support state for Mendev and Lastwall. You would come into conflict with the River Kingdoms and Brevoy, who both eye the unclaimed Greenbelt covetously and, perhaps, bandits and other forces that would resist the idea of another Crusader State being formed. The Church of Iomadae, with cooperation from other Good Deities, would sponsor your efforts— and while the worship of these Gods isn't necessary, a desire to prevent Demons from conquering the world is.

Character Creation and Application Requirements
Start Level 1
20-point buy, only 1 ability pre-racial bonuses can be bought at 18 and only 1 can be bought at 7.
All classes and archetypes.
1 Addition: Fighters get 4 Skill Points and all players may treat either Knowledge Religion, Local or Planes as a Class Skill.
Applications close in 1 week.

Character Resume for Application
Character Name:
Deity: (if any)

Background: 3-4 Sentences. Please include: Region of Golarion they're from, most defining moment of character's life thus far (simple as receiving their first sword or casting first spell to as complicated as being a Half-orc raised by Dwarves), and how they were recruited for this mission.

Motivations: 3 Bullet Points.
Examples: • Greed • Glory • Power
or • Redemption • Hatred of Demons • Devotion to Sarenrae

Goals: (3 short sentences)
1 Short-term attainable goal (I want to clear the Thorn River of Bandits)
1 Mid-term attainable goal (I want to become a _________ or become known a great __________)
1 Long-term pie-in-the-sky goal (I want to seal the Worldwound, defeat a Balor, conquer Brevoy etc)

3 NPCs important to your character: 2 friendly (family, friend, mentor, parnter etc) and 1 rival.

That's it, you can do character sheets before or after being accepted.


Game Description

A terrible rumor is whispered throughout Avistan. The Wardstones preventing the Demons of the Worldwound from escaping it's bounds are wavering. The long-standing stalemate between the Crusaders and the Demonic forces will not last forever.

The Church of Iomadae knows the only way Golarion can withstand the Abyss is to take the fight to the Worldwound, to drive this otherworldly evil back to whence it came and find a way to close the rift. But Lastwall and Mendev, the only remaining Crusader states are stretched too thin. Their resources dedicated to survival, within nothing left over to mount an offensive.

A new, fresh ally is needed. One who can provide relief to Mendev and Lastwall. One that can support a fresh Crusade and lead the charge to reclaim the lands that were lost. And since such an ally does not exist, it must be created.

The Greenbelt, the Stolen Lands, whatever the fools of Brevoy and the River Kingdoms may call it; lies unclaimed and unsettled to the east of Mendev and Lastwall. Close enough to provide supplies, trade and vital reinforcements, yet far enough away from the Worldwound to escape its immediate threat. That is where the hopes of the Crusaders, Avistan and the whole of Golarion rests.

And so a new crusade, a crusade of diplomacy, of colonization and of nation building must begin. Brave, wise and noble individuals must be chosen to lead this endeavor, upon which the fate of all resides.

Last edited by P33J; Oct 6 '12 at 1:01pm..
I have a very interesting character concept this game(that I've been wanting to try for a long time) especially of you want to see some Lawfull Good demons once in a while!XD(but it may take a while tough)

Originally Posted by Kurobara View Post
Lawfull Good demons once in a while!XD(but it may take a while tough)
I m not that expert in Golarion lore but aren't those called Celestials? Since Demons/Devils don't have a soul they can't be anything else other than what their nature is. right?

technically a Tiefling Monk could get you to what would be considered a Lawful Good outsider with infernal heritage

I wonder how many players create characters to be a member of a party and how many think of them as potential pillars in a new community.

Is it possible that many of the applications are prepared only for the former but not the latter?

There are so many applications for this game that it's certain that there are enough apps that can do both and form a party.

Originally Posted by radiant song View Post
I wonder how many players create characters to be a member of a party and how many think of them as potential pillars in a new community.

Is it possible that many of the applications are prepared only for the former but not the latter?
Well, you never know. You can get some good entertainment out of the cognitive dissonance involved in someone totally unsuited for a leadership position being part of the ruling council of a new kingdom.

I know I'm laughing all the time in the kingmaker-style home game I'm running, every time the PCs delve into politics.

Life can be absurd, but roleplaying requires suspension of disbelief.

I worry about joining a game not specifically geared to be comedic where the absurdity quotient is too high.

I can definitely understand that as a concern.

From what I know of the Kingmaker rules, though, there's enough areas of responsibility to go around that it's tough to come up with a character concept that wouldn't be suited to at least one of the positions, while still being plausible as an adventurer. Which is not to say it can't be done, but you'd have to put some effort into it.

It also really doesn't help that the characters are mostly young.

It's like we took the cast of Glee and made them take jobs in the West Wing or something: Babyface bureaucrat, juvenile judge, teenage tyrant, gah.

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