Kingmaker: Crusader State

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

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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 do and she smelled delicious

We eat a lot of pork. Pigs are omnivores. Barring those of us with religious restrictions, of course.

I think Iolaum is right about the ease of farming being a factor. An expense, really; it takes a lot of grain to make a pound of beef, and would take a lot of beef to make a pound of tiger. How many of us are really in the market to pay a premium for tiger-meat, when we could probably get by just as well on beef?

Well, that too, but I've found, in my rather limited experience, that carnivore meat is just generally not as appetizing. It's a lot gamier, more bitter.

Hey. Any chance we could get this thread back on the rails?

I'm kind of surprised that none of the applications for this game are Paladins (so far as I can see). Paladins would make a lot of sense in this game, I think. Hmm.

I was debating a paladin application initially, but ultimately decided that I didn't trust my ability to not be a wet blanket.

I was going to use paladin at first. But i never made an inquis before. They are like holy rogues. heh heh.

We have a ton of clerics though. one of them might switch to pally.

Play a vegetarian Paladin. It could fit very well with the whole holiness thing. Although, you should probably not have so high a Str due to the lesser amount of protein. Just saying.

Actually you could die. Without modern day supplements a vegetarian diet cannot sustain a man for long. But if P33J is ok with it who am I to say no

I would not frown at the idea of a Paladin.

If you want to play a paladin, may I suggest a cool way to think about the lawful good alignment (It's how I play my Lawful Good Characters). I'm paraphrasing from something I read once before.

Lawful Good does not adhere strictly to the law nor does it adhere strictly to the moral code of good. Lawful Good takes the best of those and ignores the worst. It is a hybrid that combines compassion, righteousness and devotion of the Good Alignment with the Mercy, Justices and Discipline of Law.

If an Evil King uses the law for terrible purposes, a Lawful Good Character is not obliged to obey, if anything the LG character is obliged to resist an Evil King and Evil Laws. Because he is good, the only laws he must obey are good and just.

On the flip-side, if murderous bandits beg for mercy once defeated, the Lawful Good character need not spare their lives, simply because he is good. He is also lawful and the deceased deserve their justice.

The lawful good character is not hindered by his alignment or trapped, he is empowered by it. As a lawful good character you get to make the right choices, the choices you should want to make as a leader. The choices that you wish you could make as a person who didn't have to compromise all the time.

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