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Old Oct 25 '18, 9:52pm
AFreebornManoftheUSA AFreebornManoftheUSA is offline
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Looking to run a 5th edition solo game

Solo Game: Return of Elven Gods - Forum
Dungeons & Dragons 5e

This game is being run in a homebrew gameworld I've spent decades working on. It was originally designed for 2nd edition, then upgraded to Pathfinder, and now I run it in 5th edition. I'm happy to switch back to Pathfinder is applicants prefer that. There are few game rules and context specific to my world, which can be found in the races and classes section. Additionally, I have a lot of background information on this gameworld, some of which is provided here. I'm providing this because I want a rich role-playing experience. Feel free to ask questions about what I'm expecting from the game.

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I will consider the ad closed on November 22.

Players: 1

Starting at 1st level.

I'm not a big rules horse. The rules only provide the physics and boundaries for role-playing.

My posting rate will vary from once a week to a couple of times a day, depending on my own level of busyness, writers block, moving the plot forward, and the nature of the posts. Please make sure that that will work for you.

Please post your applications in the game forum and NOT as responses to this thread. Use the thread helpfully titled "Applications Here"

However, please post all clarifications and questions to this thread and save the game forum thread for final applications only.

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Races








Other races will be considered, but I prefer the standard ones.

Classes (written for Pathfinder or 5th Edition)













Other classes, including hybrids, will always be considered, so long as I have access to a description.

Religions








Full size version of the continental map – very big file

Link to Gameworld Encyclopedia

Link to Gameworld Timeline

Link to the Nine Scrolls of the Titan Gulnaqsh, the holy text of the Mysticians. It is a work in progress and may be edited.

Gods of Arelas. This is more detailed introduction to the religions than the text box above. It is a work in progress and may be edited.

The nations of Morean Island. A work in progress.

Game Description:

Set in my own homebrew world. I'm interested in running a solo game. I want this to be only a solo game, because I want to focus on world-building and role-playing, and I have found that its easier to do in a solo game. Additionally, I have a scattered posting rate and I'm looking for someone who is interested in maintaining a game that has haphazard posting rates. I don't think I have time to run multiple games, so it will have to be only one game. Sorry in advance to anyone who expresses real interest but isn't accepted.

To reiterate, this game will be heavily focused on role-playing, world-building, possibly politics. There will be some combat, but that will be sporadic and most of the posting will be telling a story.

I am presenting various scenarios I would consider playing. In your application, please include which scenario you are interested in. These are only the ones I've thought of, and by no means the only scenarios I'd consider, so feel free to suggest a new scenario if you want. I may find it more interesting than the ones I've written. Fair warning: I'm much more interested in the standard races and classes listed below than in something exotic, but the potential for a good story will always sway me. Feel free to suggest a prestige class if you want. I don't have UA so I may ask for the stats.

In your application, you should also include a character idea (race, class, etc.) and a background. Your background should reflect the scenario you're interested in. Don't worry if it gets a few details wrong, we can iron those out later.

Scenario 1: Escaped slave. You're an orc who was captured by humans and held for slavery. You've escaped. What next?

Scenario 2: Holy War. The Island of Morean has been split between two religions, each based on the real world. In the western half of the island, the Krallik of Tash has been Igimnian (Muslim) since it was invaded 600 years ago. The eastern half has remained Mystician (Christian) though it has many smaller nations (the powerful city-state of Morean, ruled by some of the planet's most powerful mages; Ciropos, ruled by the lich Athantimena; and Ydelos, ruled by the Andovasillyas, an absolute monarch and a powerful mage; and rural Aluata, where the ancient tradition of democracy still survives). You are from either side of this conflict, and stuck somewhere in it.

Scenario 3: On the Frontier. You're on the edges of civilization. Are you an explorer? A fur trapper? A barbarian outcast from your tribe? An outlaw forced to live on the fringes?

Scenario 4: Half-elf living among elves. You're a half-elf, who has grown up in the elven homeland of Elvana. The discrimination and subtle abuse you have suffered have shaped you.

Scenario 5: Druid. Druids are heathens and pagans, hunted for centuries by the established Mystician church. They are nearly extinct now, and cannot practice their religion or art openly. You have to hide your religion, and maybe fight back against the church that hunts you down. Alternatively, you're a druid hunter tasked with finding the last vestiges of this old religion.

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Thanks for the reply. I wasn't confident writing too much detail without knowing a bit more about druidism, but this gives me the answers I need. I'll have a think whether I want to rework my Druid idea or take you up on the opportunity of the first elven priest for generations.

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Originally Posted by Rinni View Post
Just this morning, I started getting that DND itch. So, I went looking for a way to scratch it, and the first thing I saw was this ad. Honestly, it sounds perfect. I just wanted to ask if a true neutral orc (full orc, not half) barbarian would be acceptable? I was thinking of doing a fish out of water type thing. Make her somewhat disaffected by her tribe because she doesn’t quite fit in due to being true neutral instead of evil, so she doesn’t go out of her way to be brutal or anything but doesn’t balk from it either. Eventually, something happens that causes her to leave her tribe and travel to human or elven lands (wherever the story would actually take place). Maybe something she does displeases Gruumsh (or your realm’s equivalent). Then, when she gets to wherever the story takes place, she actually prefers it to her old life. Would that be within the realm of possibility?

"Good" (or neutral in this case) orc is a potentially interesting topic. Gruumsh does exist in my world. But his story is a bit different. Orcs, as the myth goes, were once not evil just fairly primitive. They worshipped an orcmother and an orcfather (Gruumsh is one of his names). But one day the orcfather recognized that his children could not compete if they continued their peaceful existence. So he made them brutal and cruel so they could succeed. Orcmother didn't want this of her children, but in time she has been forgotten. You could be a modern day worshipper of Orcmother, or Warwok, secretly, of course.

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did you accept homebrew races?
I'd consider them, but I'm more likely to choose someone who uses the existing races.

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Originally Posted by AFreebornManoftheUSA View Post
"Good" (or neutral in this case) orc is a potentially interesting topic. Gruumsh does exist in my world. But his story is a bit different. Orcs, as the myth goes, were once not evil just fairly primitive. They worshipped an orcmother and an orcfather (Gruumsh is one of his names). But one day the orcfather recognized that his children could not compete if they continued their peaceful existence. So he made them brutal and cruel so they could succeed. Orcmother didn't want this of her children, but in time she has been forgotten. You could be a modern day worshipper of Orcmother, or Warwok, secretly, of course.
I did go through and read a little about your setting and I saw Gruumsh's name, but then it looked like you tried to delete his entry because most of his blurb was gone and it just cutoff like two words into the paragraph. As far as worshipping goes, I was thinking less that she would worship a different god and more that she wouldn't really want anything to do with any of the gods. The clearer a picture I get of her, the more I would think she would be a simple live and let live type. Unless you got in her way, of course. I think she would mostly feel like the gods really didn't have anything to do with her and vice versa. Maybe one of Gruumsh's priests or shamans or whatever could try to pressure her into doing something she didn't want to do (sort of a straw that broke the camel's back) and she could tell him to go shove it.

I would like to apply but I have a question would you accept a home brew class. I can email you a pdf if it if you would like to look at it. It is a revamp of the artificer

@Rinni, that could work. Sounds like it would come out in the role-playing.
@Coldhearth, I saw your PM. I'm theoretically fine. I don't care that much about the mechanics, it's more about the story. Go ahead and share it and I'll look it over.

@AFreebornManoftheUSA Do you have an email the file is to big for mythweavers to handle and the admin disabled email function

Here's a draft of the character I had in mind. I made it kind of long because there are some details I really wanted to get across right out of the gate to give a better idea of the character, so I put it in a spoiler to avoid cluttering up the thread.


@Coldhearth I'd rather not use a personal email. Can you make it a Google doc? Or just cut and paste the relevant info into a post?
@Rinni Looks good. The only comment I would have is that I pictured orc society as being heavily male dominated, with women relegated to second class citizens. So Kanni may have had the added difficulty of dealing with discriminatory attitudes from within her tribe. All the more reason for her to flee?

Remember to post it in the game's application thread. In order to keep from getting confused, I won't be paying attention to ones only posted here.



Question:

-"At 1st level, a priest of Navaros can pick two thieves skills and advance in those skills as a thief of the same level"

What makes a priest... are all clerics/paladins priests? Would a wizard taking the Theurgy Arcane Tradition or a Favored Soul sorcerer be a priest? Is any character with the acolyte background and the right social position a priest, whether or not they are granted divine spells as class features?

I'm assuming that in this instance, thief skills are all class skills a rogue would have access to, potentially including use of thieves tools. However, if you mean thief as in the Rogue Archetype, I suppose that eventually includes the 'Supreme Sneak' 9th level Archetype Feature.







 

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