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Old Oct 1st, 2021, 10:20 PM
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The Little Curio Shop of Horrors

Game NameThe Little Curio Shop of Horrors
Game SystemDnD 5e
ThemeModern, cross-dimension traveling, lost in another world
FlavourModern, Magic, Mystery, Friendship
Plot Summary
Little Curio Shop of Horrors: Everyone knows Jessica, she's the girl about town, even in a busy town in Maryland where she lived for most of her young life. Jessica is the girl everyone wishes to be or if not, they want to be with her. She is compassionate, outgoing and smart, somehow always traveling in the right circles and able to make friends with just about everyone. She is the best friend to have and if that wasn't enough, she has an energy about her that just makes everyone around her happy with a sense of humor to keep everyone laughing. She attended college to become a lawyer and that is her dream but she had to leave home to do that but now she is back in Maryland. She got back in touch with you recently as a friend with news that a strange curio store is opening in town and she wants to explore it a bit and see what's there. She says that she is inviting a couple other friends and you can all go to the cafe together afterwards.

Of course, you agree, because who in their right mind would say 'No' to Jessica. You plan to meet at the Curio store just a little after noon and as planned, you get there and meet her other friends and of course, Jessica. You exchange names and head on into the store. It's a cute little corner store but the inside is quite a different story. Once inside, you find wooden shelves that seem a little dated and they are covered, tastefully in very strange objects that you can't find anywhere else, just being that out-of-the-ordinary. An empty silver snuffbox inscribed with a single word, 'Dreams', a petrified mouse on a small plaque, A silver skull the size of a coin and many other strange items that seemed to puzzle and drag your attention from one item to the next.

You each decide to pick something out and buy it, as odd as the item is. What's the harm, right? As you and Jessica's other friends are perusing the store or approaching the counter to pay for the item you picked out, a strange 'ping' sound seems to originate from nowhere at all and grows in volume until it's nearly deafening. As you put your hands over your ears, the air around you tears open with a vacuous noise and drowns your senses in darkness.

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--4-5 motivated players that will push the story forward without much prodding.
-I don't like to railroad my players or push them into things, I prefer baiting them into things.
-System: DnD 5e, Modern Variant/Homebrew which I credit to EngrinAZ for building.
-Players start at level 1
-Standard Array: 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 8
-Equipment goes by wealth
-Max health at lvl 1 and roll or average for every level after.
-Upon being chosen, you'll roll a D100 to see what strange item your character chose.
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Backstory: How did you meet Jessica and what is your relationship with her?


Player Character Status
Onward Wil Miller Complete
Ursinorum Liam Gibbs Complete
JasonTheSwift Jacob Hallman Complete
Morgantha Blair Sutton Complete
NordicForge Garrison Ghrim Complete
Ysolde Arbella Hernandez Complete

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Old Oct 2nd, 2021, 12:11 AM
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Name: Zane Delmer
Class: Warlock
Background: Haunted One
Personality: Tall dark & stormy. Somewhat of a morose sap, although neurotic, paranoid and manic at his edge.
Zane has a certain… mystique.
Appearance: Silvery cool intense stare from steel blue eyes. Ashen blonde well kept hair, combed to either side from a part near the middle. Tailored and embroidered vest charcoal black shirt. dark pants and black boots compliment his ‘neo-occult punk’ look. 6 ft.
Backstory: A student of Eldrich occult studies. Attending university. In town for a wedding.

Jessica, an acquaintance of years old.
One from tire swing memories and dandelion crowns. *
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Old Oct 2nd, 2021, 12:56 AM
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Modern classes and backgrounds please.

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Old Oct 2nd, 2021, 04:02 PM
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How will wealth be handled after the transition between worlds? Will a rich PC somehow be rich in the new world too? Or will they lose everything that they weren't carrying on their trip to the curio shop?
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Old Oct 2nd, 2021, 04:22 PM
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@Kaiya: Wealth in the Modern system is calculated and represented by what their character would normally make from a job or some form of employment. Leaving the modern world will likely put a damper on that but who's to say that someone who can make alot of money from being a celebrity in the modern world can't make the same kind of money, generally speaking from a similar profession in the not-so-modern world?

In other words, You're all just getting together for shopping and coffee with no more than twenty bucks on hand which might or might not be useful in the world where you end up.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2021, 06:54 PM
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Name: Wil Miller
Class: Strong Hero (Field Medic)
Background: Religious
Personality: Wil is, well nothing much to be said other than being a kind and meek young lady, who is also a devout believer in God. However, if theirs one thing people should know about her, it's that she has a really violent temper. Anything could set her up, whether it's an insult or a punch she'll blow up and brutally maims the offender. However, that was a long time ago when she was a child, she has mellowed out by time. Though her violent nature has yet to be exorcised from her very being, as of now she likes having a hobby like crochet or having a nice soothing cup of coffee with friends.
Appearance: Wil is a small lady, at least 4'3" and her build looks deceptively meek. She sports a brown, shoulder-length long hair and usually wears her Red Cross uniform, even in her free time. However, her uniform has a lot of bloodstains, though not from a streetfight probably, but could possibly be from a few surgeries she handles or assisted upon. She hasn't opted to change it, seeing as she never knows when a random stabbing might occur, her services may be needed and their could be a lot of bleeding involve depending on how well or bad she tries cauterizing the injury.
Backstory: Wil lived a rough childhood, she was mostly the one instigating her life to be rough and violent. Her parents had enough of her behavior and sent her to a religious boarding school, their her temper, which is still present today, simmered down after she grew up through that phase of her life. She eventually joined the Red Cross in order to better her medical skills and to help ease the suffering of victims of disaster and war. Wil met Jessica in one of her coffee times, they were coffee buddies but to Wil she was the first friend she had in a long time. Most people that know her tend to label her as mentally deranged and usually never talk to her again, the bloodstains on her uniform does not help her image. Jessica was the only one that stick around despite knowing how she acts and therefore was her only friend. She need just ask and Wil will do her best to succeed in whatever favor or task she asks of her.

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Old Oct 3rd, 2021, 12:58 PM
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daaang... very interesting concept..

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Name: Liam Gibbs
Class: Tough Hero
Background: Law Enforcement

Personality: Always used to be the 'excluded one', Liam is angry at heart for being emarginated all his life. Bullied in almost all stages of his education until the end of high school, he tries to use humour to deflect his feelings, but it it never really works. As he grew up being told to shut his mouth every time he talked, Liam became a silent young man.

Appearance: As a consequence of eating his feelings away, Liam is morbidly obese. He became a bit more fit since he joined the police academy, but he's still a massive man. Gibbs has blond straight hair and beady blue eyes. When not in uniform, he usually wears baggy clothes to mask his shape.

Backstory:Life had not been easy on young Liam. His mother died during childbirth. So he and his father, lived in the house of his grandma, Louise Herring, but his father died in Iraq during the Persian Gulf War when the kid was only three years old. His grandmother constantly compares Liam to his father Paul, a comparison in which the kid always comes out short.

Constantly bullied through high school, he was actually contemplating taking his own life. That's when Jessica was assigned to him to tutor him in his failing studies. Her sunny disposition saved him and her friendship meant the world to him giving him the strength to go on and finish high school, but more importantly to hope in a better future.

Once graduated, he managed to enter the police academy, thanks to which he managed to gather some college credits in the hopes of getting a bachelor's as he worked as a policemen. Now an officer in training, he still doesn't get along with his peers, but he feels he's on a good path. A couple of weeks after his first paycheck, Jessica turned up, after years of silence, inviting Liam to a quirky event..

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Looking over the backgrounds, each one has a list of related classes. Is that a rule or a recommendation?
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Those look like inspiring recommendations, the names are similar or overlapping with the advanced classes, but you have to look at the basic classes anyways..

Advanced classes are for 3lvl and beyond
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Old Oct 3rd, 2021, 02:21 PM
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Ursinorum is correct, just suggestions.
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My app is basically done, I'll re-read and clean up any errors but the main concept is there. Please let me know if you want more detail.
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Hal Hammerhand: This is a fantastic concept and I wish you all the luck!

Players who are chosen: I've been in a game with a similar concept - normal college grads (Cold Case Crew / Tumbleweeds) being transported to a D&D-like world where we suddenly found ourselves with ...odd abilities - magic, rage, more magic . To play that mindset is SO much fun. Enjoy! I think anyone who joins Hal's game should be in for a treat.

What is the expected post rate for the game?

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Old Oct 4th, 2021, 11:32 AM
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It looks like we have a nice (lil') group of misfits
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Name: Blair “Bea” Sutton
Class: Smart hero
Background: Entrepreneur

Appearance: Bea has black hair which she keeps meticulously dyed, as she is a natural redhead which marks her as a Sutton. She dresses punk-adjacent, and those who know clothes might notice that she has a natural eye for expensive or quality pieces, as much of her wardrobe was purchased before her family cut her off. She is quite tall for a woman, hovering around 5 foot 9. She has a handful of tattoos: a spider on her collarbone, a sword on her left shin, and a hourglass running out of time on her right arm.

Personality: Bea tries to be everything to everyone, a remnant of the high expectations of her upbringing. Though on the surface she is sarcastic and a bit rough around the edges, she has a deep desire to find her place in the world that drives her to be unwaveringly loyal to those she feels have earned it.

Bea would like everyone to think that she is a take no **** hard ass, but she is actually quite sensitive to criticism and prone to bouts of silence. She is a hard worker, a perfectionist, and a pessimist.

Background: Bea was born into an old money family. They were loving enough, but they also had high expectations of her: she needed to be a top student, marry someone worthy of their family, manage her own business, be beautiful and fashionable, be a lady, be enough for them. For a long time, Bea did everything she could to live up to these expectations of her, desperately trying her hand at various school clubs, sports, businesses, anything she could think of. As it often goes, she stretched herself too thin and began failing classes, taking pills to stay focused, and eventually landed herself in rehab.

When she returned, she broke up with her pedigree boyfriend and told her parents she wouldn’t be following their rules anymore, including turning down her admittance to Harvard Business School (which her parents paid for, of course). Her family promptly disowned her, and Bea was forced to couch surf until she got back on her feet. She stayed with a handful of friends, but it was Jessica she stayed with the longest. She eventually got herself together and is currently working as a chef to put herself through college.


@UrsinorumIf we both get in Liam should definitely have arrested Bea at least once for like a DUI or something.
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