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Recruiting - Rise of the Runelords

Rise of the Runelords - Forum
Pathfinder - Golarion
Estimated Members Requested: 2

This game is just starting and one of our players stepped down due to injury.

We are at the beginning, the first battle has not been fought yet but the challenge seems to require more bold adventurers.

Are you up to the challenge?

Game Description:

TITLE: Rise of the Runelords
SYSTEM: Pathfinder
SETTING: Golarion

The town of Sandpoint needs you!
Whatpoint? Sandwho? Whatwho? If the name of this friendly little coastal town doesn’t mean anything to you yet.
Sandpoint, in a nutshell, is your PCs’ new hometown. Here, they’ll make friends, buy their first suit of armor, visit their first tavern, and eventually tangle with monsters. It’s the start of a brand-new campaign, one set in the equally brand-new world of Golarion, the setting for the Pathfinder Chronicles Campaign Setting. The adventures your PCs are about to embark on will determine the fate of not just Sandpoint, but the surrounding region of Varisia as well.
If they fail, their friends and countrymen might well be doomed to a new age of slavery and horror, but if they succeed, their triumphs shall be recorded by sages and kings, their immortality assured.
They will become the latest entry into the Pathfinder Chronicles.

For much of written history, world events followed charted routes. Oracles and seers mapped out the future
in the stars above, and their prophecies always gave a reliable view of the ages to come.
Until a god died a century ago. No one saw that coming, and now, the old prophecies are failing. Oracles go mad and seers desperately try to account for the loss of the future. While some cry out that the world is at an end, they’ve been doing so for 100 years now. And the world’s still here. It’s just unclear where things are going. The future of Golarion is open, ready to receive the triumphs and failures of a new generation of heroes.

This is going to be limited. ONLY the Pathfinder SRD official material

Standard or Purchase (Standard Fantasy). If you prefer the standard method, await until you've been selected.
Characters will start at level 1.

For now I require a background, personality, race, class, character aspirations. The more engrained your character is with the setting and mood the better it's chances of being accepted.

You *could* be evil, but it's unlikely I will pick a group with a Paladin and an Evil Necromancer AND this is a published module that I will try not to steer too far from the pace established.

The region will be confined for now to the region of Varisia and it's major (and minor) cities.

NEW I also forgot that the Paizo website has the Player's Guide as a free PDF download (thanks to Dathom for pointing that out)

There is a big festival being held at the town of Sandpoint to consecrate the new temple called the Swallowtail festival, if your character is NOT from Sandpoint, you must offer a valid reason for visiting this far off town. Just bare in mind that knowledge checks gets bonuses depending on the area you are native from. I require that at least one of you is native of Sandpoint.

I will disdain attempts at breaking balance, be it power gaming, optimizing, uber-roleplaying, posting too much, posting too little.

Members should be able to post at least once a day, weekends can be omitted (but if able I will certainly post). Since this adventure offers a little bit of everything, I don't want combat taking a month or two to complete.

* GM wields absolute power and will smite offenders to the rules and dissension.
* This will be my first time GMing in PbP, so you will HAVE to bear with me. On the plus side, this is not my first time GMing!
* I'm not a literary champion, nor I can post blocks and blocks of role-playing text. So my interactions will be short and to the point most of the time.
* I've been considered a Killer GM from time to time, I try to refrain myself, but I cannot stand divine intervention or Deux ex Machina... so try to though it out.
* This adventure is mostly a test to see if I can handle GMing in a PbP enviroment and see the quality of players on-line. If successful and the selected players are all go, I plan of running the whole Adventure Path and then some.
* I'm a control freak, so neat and tidy sheet and posts.

The will and the way

Last edited by magent_mx; Feb 24 '10 at 7:55pm..
Could one of the mods so kindly rename to 'Recruiting - Rise of the Runelords'?
Got overeager there...

You had me at Pathfinder. Need to go over the srd again, just to reaquaint myself with the
I am one of the ones that refer to Pathfinder as what 4th should have been.
improvements over 3.5. Thinking of an infernal heritige sorcerer, or maybe a rogue/druid(Sneaky shapeshifter, a lot of animals have high hide bonuses.).

Originally Posted by magent_mx
For fairness, you and I will post our dice roles (more you than I, muahahaha) first a post depicting the action - then the roll within a minute of the action post (so no editing permitted)
You know that on MW you can edit a post with a Dice roll on it like so
example and it saves the result, else when I edit the roll this happens
other example

or it would if this would allow Dice rolls. Examples on a PM.
No dice rolling in the ad forum thanks

I'm a little confused about what you mean by "Standard or Purchase (Standard Fantasy)."

Do you mean standard Pathfinder, or standard DnD 3.5?

I've never played Pathfinder before but, I figure its similarities to DnD3.5 and the fact that we're dealing with Lvl1 characters and not too much extra source material (which is all free and available online) will make this a very manageable learning curve.

I'm going to work on my application now (let me know if you don't want a beginner player).

The application thread you linked is locked/archived!

To Revenge256
Whoops! sorry for that!

Beginning players welcome! Pathfinder is an upgrade to 3.5, they just could not use the same name for DnD, but the system is just a 'rebalanced version'. Honestly I choose to use Pathfinder and not 3.5 because the limited source material... it's hard to keep track of everything in 3.5... and balancing issues are less likely to creep up. AND because the adventure paths rock.

To EvilJoe15
That's referring to the character creation methods in Pathfinder.

You can use the standard method (roll 4d6 drop lowest 6 times) OR use the point buy method with 15 points to buy (15 which is the amount available for a standard fantasy game)

Originally Posted by magent_mx View Post
To EvilJoe15
That's referring to the character creation methods in Pathfinder.

You can use the standard method (roll 4d6 drop lowest 6 times) OR use the point buy method with 15 points to buy (15 which is the amount available for a standard fantasy game)
Here's the rules on point buying for Pathfinder (they're different than 3.5 slightly):


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