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Old Feb 20th, 2021, 09:05 AM
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@mpowell60 Excellent background. I did enjoy hearing how someone that grew up on a pirate ship, and eventually becoming captain, has no ability to navigate on the water. You and the others would be setting out on a different ship together. I think it makes sense that your own ship would have been dry-docked for repairs, explaining why someone normally at sea might need some extra coin doing some mercenary work.

@Wishkamon Great background. I can already see that everyone is going to get along with Daigen just fine . I will be asking that everyone find a picture for their character. I like to use battlempaps when needed and a party tracker. Both of which will use your picture. Also, I assume that Daigen is going on this expedition because he is following up on some clue he found in his book.

@Solid Snek That's excellent, I love introducing new players to the setting. I'm glad you enjoyed reading about it. I really enjoyed what you wrote for your background (the 1st person was different than the norm and a nice touch as well). As with some of the other applicants, I just need to know what led Jack to undertake the expedition.
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Old Feb 20th, 2021, 09:50 AM
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I made the opening GM post visible so everyone can get an idea of where we are starting from.
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New question...
Are allies coming with? Or shall i park mine to take care of my ship and crew while i'm away?
(i havent done his name yet...)
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It's a 15 day voyage to the island and Akamu would not be footing the expense of others. That said, if you want to, and can afford to bring hirelings along, then that's fine. If bit, then it would make sense that they would stay with your ship.
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Old Feb 20th, 2021, 12:57 PM
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Added it to the application proper, but the justification for Jack's hiring is that he's the most unscrupulous and adventure-hungry "archaeologist" on the continent. Gotta have at least one guy who likes old pots and bone fragments on an expedition.
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Ok done that, I also edited it so mine and Jack's dancer friend is the same person, providing that's cool with you Snek?
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Old Feb 22nd, 2021, 05:12 PM
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Ok done that, I also edited it so mine and Jack's dancer friend is the same person, providing that's cool with you Snek?
Sounds good with me! I don't have any set details on her other than her relationship to one of Jack's ghosts, so imbue any details you desire onto her.
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Since one of my other games has gone on hiatus, that gives me time to play another game, so there's no way I'm missing this one or applying to any others right now instead.

Decided on Cosmic Champion, and rolled my dice in the mechanics thread. I'm going to go with the first set I rolled, and the only change I'm making is on the 3rd table, to get a result of 2, to become a champion of Balance. So, let's see what we ended up with:

Gaeseric, Cosmic Champion
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Name: Gaeseric, a Warrior from Foreign Lands (Empire of Trackless Sands)

Str and Wis start at 10, rest at 8.

I hail from a warrior tribe, born under my mother's shield and raised to bear my father' arms. (+2 Str, +2 Con, +1 Cha)

I distinguished myself by being the toughest kid around. (+2 Con, +1 Cha)

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Lvl 2 Warrior, Knacks,Weapon Specialisation, Champion, Skill: Cosmic Lore

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[Result changed to 2] An alien and incomprehensible warband descended upon my homeland. Determined to save my home, I was unwittingly drawn into a larger conflict. I strive for balance, that human worlds might survive the cosmic struggle. I am a champion of the Balance. (+2 Str, +1 Con, Wpn Spec: Battle Axe)

I came to the Great City when I rescued a confused thief from a prison on another plane and returned him here to his home. (+2 Wis, Skill: Direction Sense)

I like to share stories with a retired pirate Captain near the harbous district. (+1 Str, +1 Dex, +1 Cha)

Most recently, I found an obsidian portal in the storeroom of an ordinary inn, and stepped into another world. There I battled an immense monster (alongside a friend who gains +1 Str). (+2 Str, Knack: 2nd Wpn Spec)

I care for an 8 legged steed who will bear no other rider. (+2 Int, an ally)

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That's a pretty good selection, I think. Lots to work with!

Adding up my stats I get:

Str 17
Con 13
Dex 9
Int 10
Wis 12
Cha 11

Skills: Cosmic Lore, Direction Sense.
Weapon Specialisation & Knack: (Battle Axe, Longbow)
Champion (Balance): Eternal Hero
Free Trait: Duelist

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Notes: It makes sense for the thief who I rescued from another plane to be Jack, giving us an instant connection As I am a protector of humanity, Snek could have accidentally summoned me when he needed help in that cursed cosmic prison - perhaps the hidden location of the gem you sought?

I'm completely open to whoever accompanied me to another plane to fight the monstrosity there too. Any takers? Perhaps Daigen's monstrous creature and mine were the same one?

An 8 legged steed suggests something like Sleipnir, Odin's 8 legged horse, but come on, 8 legs? Swords and Sorcery? Won't allow anyone else to ride it? It has to be a giant spider, surely?

The retired pirate captain is obviously my route into the game, she recommended me to our patron Akamu Ku, perhaps? She (Lalla al-Hurra) may have been a compatriot of Wolf too, so there may be a connection there.

Gaeseric was brought up in a nomadic tribe that inhabits the Great Trackless Waste of the south, nominally the subject of the God-King there, but in effect free agents. He worships no gods, follows no masters, despising both.

The alien forces that compelled him into fighting in the cosmic struggle could perhaps be the Bug Princes (Law), who rounded up warriors to fight for them against Chaos. Gaeseric saw that both sides were as bad as each other for the devastation that they wreaked on humanity, and so deserted when he got the chance, taking with him the giant spider that he had been bond-paired with (Dihya), and whose loyalty was more to Gaeseric than their alien overlords. Gaeseric now wanders the land, righting the wrongs of both Law and Chaos, and protecting humanity from the depradations of both powers. The Age of Law and Chaos is nearing its end; the Age of Humanity will rise!

Gaeseric has not yet died, and thus does not know that he is an Eternal Hero: When he dies, Dihya will eat his corpse, and thus his next form will be loosed upon the world; she will recognise him and bond with him again.






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Old Feb 23rd, 2021, 11:21 AM
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Welcome, Lemming23.

I'll let you work out the details of your connections with the other players. As far as your 8-legged steed, a giant spider does seem to fit the bill.
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Welcome, Lemming23.

I'll let you work out the details of your connections with the other players. As far as your 8-legged steed, a giant spider does seem to fit the bill.
Yay Spidey!! I'll do a full background write up etc once we've worked out any connections.
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Love your Background Lemming!

Captain Wolf would assist you in the other dimension against the great monster (needs the +1str to get out of the Neg's)
would likely have backed you with a bow, though a cutlass(longsword stats) is at his waist. And could call up his dozen crew as
backup if they bit off too much.

I can change his rival captain's name to match yours...(captain Mor'gan was a joke on the RUM) though unnecessary if we went to another plane together.((and my rival captain would not be your retired Captain friend...likely))

Wolf also needs a volunteer for his (+1 Int) adventure, fighting a running ship battle with a small navy, defeating them and helping siege a small nation. (remove a tyrant i believe the playbook had)

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@Silent Rain, how are you going to do the "friend helping" part - in order of whoever got a character up, randomly, we choose who we want to fit story, or some other way? Have to make it fair, so we all get a +1 somewhere. I'm happy for Wolf to have been mine.

I wouldn't mind a Str boost myself from that one, put me up to 18 (and +3). Anyone ele have one of those?
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@Lemming23 Once the party is chosen, I will allow the players to decide this themselves, based on what makes sense narratively, contingent on the fact that everyone gets a bonus. If it cannot be worked out that way, then I will just assign them randomly.

@Everyone To keep things simple, I am going to ask that players maintain a stat block and include it in each of their posts in lieu of a character sheet. I am not particular on the format of the block, so long as it contains the necessary stats and information. I have included a sample stat block at the top of the dice thread in the game folder that you can use and alter as you see fit.
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Nothing to see here. :P

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Of course, only taking a neutral alignment just to get the +3 bonus would be metagaming

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