Information Ask A DM - Page 6 - RPG Crossing
RPG Crossing Home Forums Create An Account! Site Rules & Help

RPG Crossing
Go Back   RPG Crossing > Games > Dungeons & Dragons: 5e > West Marches
twitter facebook facebook

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #76  
Old May 21st, 2020, 09:36 AM
purplerook's Avatar
purplerook purplerook is offline
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 31st, 2023
RPXP: 12273
purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook
Posts: 13,050
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomBombadil View Post
Yeah I could see that working. To justify the types of income that she would be able to earn with that high of a skills check it would probably need to be something servicing the Noble class, but yeah that can work.
Something 'servicing' the noble class. Well,

Khat's Escorts
Due to the recent rash of deadly/dangerous dinner parties, the Nobility has concluded that Westhaven is no longer the haven from the violence it once was. What is needed is a service, an exclusive service - an 'escort' service.

Welcome to Khat's Escorts. Khat pairs up attractive and skilled women and men with discerning nobles. Why be out and about with a pack of thugs when you can have a beautiful and perceptive companion for the evening.


I figure that Khat can use her persuasion on both ends of the contract, persuading adventurers to become escort and Nobles that they need escorts. Does that fit the bill?

Of course, when we get the Strongholds section up and running, you know that Khat will need to establish The Khat House.
__________________
Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his | Posting 11-Mar COVID - expect delays |Location:Eastern US. GMT-5
Oath of Sangus | Shared World (new players welcome) The West Marches
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old May 21st, 2020, 10:46 AM
TomBombadil's Avatar
TomBombadil TomBombadil is offline
Great Wyrm
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 25th, 2021
RPXP: 2816
TomBombadil TomBombadil TomBombadil TomBombadil TomBombadil TomBombadil TomBombadil TomBombadil TomBombadil TomBombadil TomBombadil
Posts: 4,864
Quote:
Originally Posted by purplerook View Post
Something 'servicing' the noble class. Well,

Khat's Escorts
Due to the recent rash of deadly/dangerous dinner parties, the Nobility has concluded that Westhaven is no longer the haven from the violence it once was. What is needed is a service, an exclusive service - an 'escort' service.

Welcome to Khat's Escorts. Khat pairs up attractive and skilled women and men with discerning nobles. Why be out and about with a pack of thugs when you can have a beautiful and perceptive companion for the evening.


I figure that Khat can use her persuasion on both ends of the contract, persuading adventurers to become escort and Nobles that they need escorts. Does that fit the bill?

Of course, when we get the Strongholds section up and running, you know that Khat will need to establish The Khat House.
Yup that works.
__________________
Posting Status: 4/2: On hiatus for the foreseeable future
I've taken the Oath!
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old May 21st, 2020, 11:42 AM
Nai's Avatar
Nai Nai is offline
Great Wyrm
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Jan 14th, 2023
RPXP: 1583
Nai Nai Nai Nai Nai Nai Nai Nai Nai Nai Nai
Posts: 2,233
I have a neat question for a DM. How do you start a profession? My "Malaki" would love to have a shop and learn about armor and weapons making. This seems like a unique and fun way to make a little gold. What are the requirements to start a profession? I guess I would want to craft armor or weapons. Thanks in advance!
__________________
~It's play time! ~Oath Taken~ Status: Daily!

Last edited by Nai; May 21st, 2020 at 11:43 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old May 21st, 2020, 11:49 AM
purplerook's Avatar
purplerook purplerook is offline
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 31st, 2023
RPXP: 12273
purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook
Posts: 13,050
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nai View Post
I have a neat question for a DM. How do you start a profession? My "Malaki" would love to have a shop and learn about armor and weapons making. This seems like a unique and fun way to make a little gold. What are the requirements to start a profession? I guess I would want to craft armor or weapons. Thanks in advance!
Nai, there is starting a profession and having a shop. You can start a profession by having a tutor train you in a tool (E.g., Smithing Tools). That costs 250 gold (1 gp/day) and takes 250 downtime days.

In terms of having a shop, the DMs have been talking about adopting/creating rules to allow PCs to create establishments (from Castle to Inns).
__________________
Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his | Posting 11-Mar COVID - expect delays |Location:Eastern US. GMT-5
Oath of Sangus | Shared World (new players welcome) The West Marches
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old May 21st, 2020, 12:13 PM
Nai's Avatar
Nai Nai is offline
Great Wyrm
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Jan 14th, 2023
RPXP: 1583
Nai Nai Nai Nai Nai Nai Nai Nai Nai Nai Nai
Posts: 2,233
@purplerook Is there any written material or published works that I can look over for crafting and Smithing you might suggest.
I have to earn another 150 gold before I can purchase the tool kit.
__________________
~It's play time! ~Oath Taken~ Status: Daily!
Reply With Quote
  #81  
Old May 21st, 2020, 02:27 PM
purplerook's Avatar
purplerook purplerook is offline
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 31st, 2023
RPXP: 12273
purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook
Posts: 13,050
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nai View Post
@purplerook Is there any written material or published works that I can look over for crafting and Smithing you might suggest.
I have to earn another 150 gold before I can purchase the tool kit.
Smith's Tool Kit only costs (20gp). The big cost (in time and money) is getting proficiency with the tools.

I have a suggestion. If you have not yet taken your character out for an adventure after the conversion (does not include the adventure you were on during the conversion), I would suggest tweaking the character's background to include a tool with which you would like to have proficiency. Let the DMs know what you are doing, but it should be good as custom backgrounds are allowed.
__________________
Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his | Posting 11-Mar COVID - expect delays |Location:Eastern US. GMT-5
Oath of Sangus | Shared World (new players welcome) The West Marches
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old May 23rd, 2020, 01:33 PM
Corwin's Avatar
Corwin Corwin is offline
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 31st, 2023
RPXP: 17617
Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin Corwin
Posts: 6,542
Hi all, just wanted to indicate interest in crafting magic items. I know it's on the table but not in place.

Could a player propose a system for consideration if it fits in with the general way West Marches functions?
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old May 23rd, 2020, 04:25 PM
purplerook's Avatar
purplerook purplerook is offline
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 31st, 2023
RPXP: 12273
purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook
Posts: 13,050
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corwin View Post
Hi all, just wanted to indicate interest in crafting magic items. I know it's on the table but not in place.

Could a player propose a system for consideration if it fits in with the general way West Marches functions?
@Corwin,

I/We have gotten as far as putting in place a system for crafting 1st level scrolls. See the discussion here. As well, TomB (as part of Downtime) has rolled out a system for crafting any non-magical items. I'm waiting to see how much impact 1st level scrolls have on the system, before allowing higher level scrolls.

There are a couple of concerns on the table about crafting magical items. One is that it would generate far more gold for those who can craft magic than those who cannot. The second is that the ability to craft magical items would decrease the impact/value of 'discovered' magic.
__________________
Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his | Posting 11-Mar COVID - expect delays |Location:Eastern US. GMT-5
Oath of Sangus | Shared World (new players welcome) The West Marches
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old May 24th, 2020, 05:11 PM
gbeauvin gbeauvin is offline
Juvenile Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Jul 24th, 2020
RPXP: 106
gbeauvin gbeauvin
Posts: 30
This may not be the right place to ask this, in which case I apologize -- is the Heroes/Heroines thread moderated, or is there perhaps a minimum post count for newcomers in order to submit a character application? (I ask because I posted there but now I cannot find the post).

many thanks,
GB
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old May 24th, 2020, 05:22 PM
purplerook's Avatar
purplerook purplerook is offline
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 31st, 2023
RPXP: 12273
purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook purplerook
Posts: 13,050
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbeauvin View Post
This may not be the right place to ask this, in which case I apologize -- is the Heroes/Heroines thread moderated, or is there perhaps a minimum post count for newcomers in order to submit a character application? (I ask because I posted there but now I cannot find the post).

many thanks,
GB
GB,

There might be some post minimum, but there is no reason (that I know of) that you could post here and not in Heros and Heroines. I am afraid the Internet Gremlins ate your post (an infrequent, but not unknown problem). Please try re-posting your character. FYI, this is a good time to bring in a new character. We have several groups in the process of forming. Please post in the OOC Party Planning Thread about your interest. You can do that even before the character is approved.
__________________
Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his | Posting 11-Mar COVID - expect delays |Location:Eastern US. GMT-5
Oath of Sangus | Shared World (new players welcome) The West Marches
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old May 25th, 2020, 10:48 PM
AG128L AG128L is offline
Old Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 28th, 2023
RPXP: 1374
AG128L AG128L AG128L AG128L AG128L AG128L AG128L AG128L AG128L AG128L
Posts: 544
I have a couple questions about character creation.
So I see all official races are allowed, just wanted to check that a dragonmarked race would be okay? I was also wondering if I would be allowed to reflavor a bow as a firearm. I’m thinking about an artificer, but the pistol and musket from the DMG are obviously too expensive for me to start with. Not sure if you’d be okay with firearms in this world though.
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old May 26th, 2020, 06:38 AM
secretID's Avatar
secretID secretID is offline
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 31st, 2023
RPXP: 14723
secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID
Posts: 15,642
Yes to dragonmarked, as they are in Rising.

The other question is novel, I think. I'll bring it to the other DMs.
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old May 27th, 2020, 06:00 PM
gbeauvin gbeauvin is offline
Juvenile Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Jul 24th, 2020
RPXP: 106
gbeauvin gbeauvin
Posts: 30
The character creation blurb mentioned trading weapons -- is it permissible to trade other starting equipment for equivalent value stuff at creation? (in this case leather armor + light crossbow + 10gp for studded leather)
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old May 27th, 2020, 07:22 PM
secretID's Avatar
secretID secretID is offline
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 31st, 2023
RPXP: 14723
secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID
Posts: 15,642
It says armor too, but it's not just open buy & sell like what you've laid out. Arguably better if we just did that, but we inherited that rule and never reconsidered it.
Reply With Quote
  #90  
Old May 29th, 2020, 07:45 AM
secretID's Avatar
secretID secretID is offline
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 31st, 2023
RPXP: 14723
secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID secretID
Posts: 15,642
Quote:
Originally Posted by AG128L View Post
I was also wondering if I would be allowed to reflavor a bow as a firearm.
Yes to the re-skinning, which is generally fine.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:57 AM.
Skin by Birched, making use of original art by paiute.( 2009-2012)


RPG Crossing, Copyright ©2003 - 2023, RPG Crossing Inc; powered by vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Template-Modifications by TMB