Mystic Homelands: Knights of The Gate

Old Oct 13 '12, 5:26pm
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Mystic Homelands: Knights of The Gate

Mystic Homelands: Knights of the Gate - Forum
Dungeons & Dragons 3.5e
Ad Closes: Oct 28 '12
Estimated Members Requested: 5

Read Me First for a description about the DM and the Game


This is meant to be a Tome of Battle themed game. I'm not looking for crazy maxed out builds, as much as I am a tight crew of myriad talents and personalities who can pull together to make an awesome crack team.

Allowed Sources: SRD Core books, the Tome of Battle, Magic Item Compendium, and Complete Scoundrel. Why Complete Scoundrel? Who doesn't like skill tricks?

Rolling Ability Scores: Roll 4d6v1r1 six times: That'll drop the lowest and reroll ones. Still don't like the results? Use a 36 point buy. Roll your stats Here

Classes: Choose between the three classes in the Tome of Battle: Crusader, Swordsage, and Warblade. You'll be following your class progression to its maximum: There will be no prestige classes or multiclassing allowed down the turnpike.
Alignment: Good or neutral. I don't put up with evil. Mischievious, on the other hand...
Races: Although humans are the majority in The Gatekeepers, it's not unusual to find elves, orcs, half-orcs, and even the occasional little person. Please refer to the "World of Terrus" threads to learn more about what races are where.
Starting Level: We will begin the game at Level 2.
HP: Maximum at 1st level, roll for 2nd level. In other words, the normal route.
Wealth: 1500 gp to spend as you please. A decent weapon and some good armor wouldn't hurt you any.

RESERVE POINTS: We will be using the Reserve Points variant rule from Unearthed Arcana for this game to make up for the fact that you're all kick-butt warrior types and that you're not packing a healer along. Make sure you read up on it so you know what to expect.

BONUS FEAT: As a trained warrior of The Gatekeepers, you have received training in both armed and unarmed combat. Unarmed combat is especially important in dealing with civil disturbances and breaking up bar brawls. To reflect this, please give yourselves Improved Unarmed Strike as a Bonus Feat.

Skill Modifications:
-Crusaders can treat Heal as a class skill.
-Swordsages can treat Disable Device as a class skill.
-Warblades can treat Spot as a class skill.

What I'd like to see in Your Application

For the rest, please use spoiler tags.

Description: Your appearance, any noticeable physical or emotional traits your character possesses. And if you feel like it, sure, I'd love a picture. Try to put the pictures in spoiler tags so we don't clutter up the app thread.
Personality: Well, we've got to know how you get along with others. Try to give a hint as to how you relate to your other, unspecified teammates, and what makes your character stand apart from the others.

Background: Not everyone has a troubled past. Many people come to The Gatekeepers out of a sense of obligation: They protect Terrus, keep the peace, and make sure that goods and well-intentioned individuals come and go as need be. Where are you from? What made you want to join up? Is the Watch Patrol your first assignment in The Gatekeepers, or were you a transfer from another division, a burnout taken off of prior assignment or someone who has a black mark on their service record your last commander didn't want to know? Not everybody has a pristine career. Not everybody's a curmudgeonly screwup, either.

Statblocks: Hide these in spoiler tags as well. If you can, also include a list of significant (Read: expensive or non-mundane) gear, and an explanation of any feats that aren't from the SRD for my own sanity.

Posting Rate: This is a biggie, actually. Dropout rates are always a problem in Play By Post, and so I'm looking for that rare combination of a gamer looking for a fun time and a cooperative experience...who's consistently here, and Weaving. Please give me your rate of average posts per day: Not what you think you can manage. Give me the statistic from your user profile.

Applications may be placed here

Game Description:

The World of Terrus
Nessene's Island, 994 N.E.

For 1,000 years, Terrus was kept safe from interplanar troubles and conflict thanks to the ancient Walvendanian mechanisms in the Godfall Gate, and also to the force that protected it. Since the days of the legendary Veyran Vanguard at the dawn of the New Era, the Great Portal has been protected by a paid, standing force of mages, soldiers, and all castes in between known as The Gatekeepers. Separate from Ashran politics, secluded from the continents, The Gatekeepers keep watch over the Godfall Gate, Nessene's Island, and by extension, their world. In the most heavily defended piece of land in all of Terrus, they monitor travelers and trade between the worlds, protect their homelands, and enforce the laws and regulations they serve by. You are members of the Watch Patrol, the day to day policing force responsible for keeping order and civility.

For 1,000 years, the peace has only been disturbed twice, and both times it was quickly restored.
As the bards say, though, Things Come in Threes.

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Last edited by Erico; Oct 13 '12 at 5:35pm..
Knew I forgot something...

Put your apps in This thread

I imagine that since he said single-classed ToB classes only, that would be a "no".

...which is something which both attracts me, and puts me off. I do like ToB, but I feel as though this could make things rather narrow. I mean, Crusaders only have 6 first-level manoeuvres, so if two people play Crusader, they're more or less going to be defined by which one of the six you didn't pick (OK, race makes a difference, and you could choose not to take Extra Granted Manoeuvre, etc, but still, you get my point).

That said, I would like to ask: does "SRD Core" include the XPH? I'm thinking of XPH races, but actually just having access to a couple more feats (even if no Psionics) wouldn't hurt.

No psionics, and no psionic races. No XPH.

ToB classes only. The first time I played a Tome of Battle character, I was the Team's Crusader. I had a heaping good time. Perhaps Crusaders are narrower than the other two, but I consider them a valuable asset for any squad, whether there's one or two on hand. The only thing that defined my Crusader, "Captain Leslie Cross", was his penchant for upping the critical hits when his team was getting smashed around. Seriously, the dice always fell in his favor when he hit the berserk "Leave my Squad ALONE!" button.

I chose I swordsage because it went with a halfling... Already love my character and I haven't got onto the hard stuff of writing a personality ect. just the easy character sheet filling in...

Single-class, low-level AND weeboo fightan magic? Oh yes simplicity this is awesome!

I got 2 questions:
Are you disallowing silly things like Arcane Swordsages? Because I hope you do.
How would the party deal with traps? The warblade may have disable device, but it still doesn't have trapfinding.


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