The Pentagram

Old Oct 9 '09, 9:49pm
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The Pentagram

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The Seer looked into the sky, the formation of the stars seemed different today. No, it was not that... The stars were moving. He tried to look closer, but his poor vision failed him. Straining even more he began to hear the sounds of song, angel song. But not the song which he was used to. It was a rhythmic march. Pounding at every beat. The sound of war. And the vision of war came to the divine seer. Of war between angels and demons. The likes of which would never be seen again, because it would destroy everything.

The King knew within the hour.

Game Master(s)

OK, i am alphaalex by username, but you are allowed to call me Alex. I will be the DM. I am fairly experienced as a player, but am relatively new to the concept of DMing. This is why I am looking for 2 co-DMs. You can apply as a DM if you don't make it into the game, or even apply straight away.

Game Explanation

Well, finally to the interesting bit. The premise of the game is that there are three parties each competing to produce the goals of their leader. Each one is opposed to the other. The parties will not know of each other at first, but eventually they may find each other. The game is about the brewing war between the angels and the demons, and the poor souls caught between. The Gods are powerless in the face of such destruction, they would be killed. But they still grant powers to their worshipers. The three groups are the Human Elite Force from The Kingdom, the Angelic Heroes from the Third Cloud and the Inner Pentagram from the Pit Liege himself. There are five people in each group.

Application Process

First you must post your application in this thread. Secondly you need to roll in this thread. Applications will be accepted until the 1st of November. There are 15 spots open, there will be no more because i think that i will go MAD. I am looking at variety of role as well as quality of application.

Character Creation
What are the rules being used for making characters?

I have most books, and therefore you can take any rules, but if i do not then please summarise the rule. The Character Level is 23 with gestalt, If you can make sheets, but they are not compulsory until the game actually starts. Pictures are a bonus as well. Bonus ability points for attaining levels do count (i.e. you have 5 points to spend). There will be NO psionics. Starting gold is standard for the human forces (which can be any suitable race), 1.5x standard for the angels, and 0.5x standard for the demons. One flaw maximum, and it is not necessary. Hitpoints are max at first level and rolled after that.

Name: Full name, formatted as a link to your sheet, and nicknames, if any.
Team: What team were you wishing to be part of
Race: Race goes here. Duh!
Class(es): Do as the bolded text directs you.
Alignment: Anything that fits, no Lawful Good Demons, or Chaotic Evil Angels please, those of the Kingdom can be of any neutral.

Any additional information or requirements

Post rate should be at least once a day, faster is good, slower is bad. No posts within a week and i take control of your character, for good or bad, i dont care. After one month of inactivity they are killed off. You can always PM me again if you want to make a new character, but don't put your hopes up. I personally usually contribute at least once a day, or at least when needed, but if i don' then one of the co-GMs will shortly take over. This usually boils down to a holiday or something where i do prefer to be away from the PC. If this game does die, then i will attempt to pick up the ashes and restart.

The Ground Rules, to be added to
* Roll stats here
* Gestalt 23/23
* Virtually all material is available (reference/request it for approval or PM the details to me)
* Multiclass XP penalties are being used
* NO psionics
* Starting gold: Kingdom 100%, Angelic 150%, Demonic 50%
* One flaw maximum (optional)
* Max HP at 1st level and rolled normally for all additional levels

Game Description:

The Stirring

Hell is becoming restless. Whispers are spreading from the pits like a wildfire. There is something big coming, and the angels are worried. The hordes of the banished dead are preparing, and no one is quite sure for what. But there are rumours. Is it Altheria? Or is it Fearn? Or is it something deeper, more sinister?

Hell is becoming restless. The caged pits of this fiery domain are beginning to rattle with the anger of the hordes, they are wearing out. The metal is beginning to rust and bend under the pressure. And the angels overhead are beginning to get frightened. Another war is not what they need. Not with their Lord in the condition that he is now...

Hell is becoming restless.

Trying to catch up while struggling with an internet fault in my area expected to remain for the next week and a half during which time I may completely wink out, so please be patient

Last edited by alphaalex; Oct 12 '09 at 6:50pm..
So we can apply as Angels, Demons, or Human? Or can the non-Angel & Demon be any race that is neither celestial nor fiendish?

angels and demons have to be Celestial or Demonic creatures (such as Archons and Angels, Devils and Demons) do not worry about alignment of them. The Kingdom group can be of any race that would work in the party (e.g. no demons or shadow walkers or anything like that, it all comes down to common sense, would a man-eating plant be fine? umm... no i dont think so)

Err.... I'm LOVING the setting, but I'm REALLY confused by this 'semi' Gesalt idea. We have to be 23 ECL creatures?

*sigh* I never got Gesalt. Apart from that, this looks interesting....

no you can be UP TO 23 ECL creatures as well, so you can still be a core race

Any house rules we should be aware of, or outlawed spells, PrC's, etc?

no not really, of course if i dont like anything then i will just say


I'm sorry, I'm really not getting this. So, a character could be a lvl20 human, but alternately, we could use gesalt, and pick up the special abilities of a creature (as opposed to the HD and skills, which are class based?

Originally Posted by alphaalex View Post
no you can be UP TO 23 ECL creatures as well, so you can still be a core race
Example as I'm understanding this for explanation:

Racial/LA SideClass Only Side
Black Dragon (+4LA) 19HDRogue 20
Halfling (No HD or LA) / Rogue 20Fighter 5 / Master Thrower 5 / Whisper Knife 10
Dark Creeper (+4LA) / Rogue 19Urban Ranger 5 / Assassin 10 / Tempest 5
Harpy (7HD+3LA) / Targeteer 12 / Ranger 1Scout 20

Question: Are xp penalties for multi-class being used?

Originally Posted by alphaalex View Post
okay let me give you an example: i could be a lvl 20 human druid, alternatively i could be a level 20 druid who is in race a dragon with HD+LA = 23, does this clear things up?
Wait... you aren't doing what I showed as an example?

But how are you going to balance the Human Druid 20 against the Dragon [19hd] Druid 20??? They're nowhere near equal!


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