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Old May 10th, 2022, 03:51 AM
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Under A Broken Moon

Game NameUnder A Broken Moon
Game SystemDnD 5e
ThemeExploration, both of characters and the world
FlavourStandard High Fantasy with some extra stuff later
Plot SummaryPLOT
Over a thousand years ago, a great calamity destroyed most of the life on the planet, and took a portion of the mostly argent glass moon with it. Most of these moon shards were destroyed on their way through the atmosphere, but rumor has it some survived, and indeed may have been what caused the extinguishing of so much life. What remained were pockets of people who lived far apart, spreading only a little, for fear that too far out were monsters beyond imagining. No cartographer worth their salt leaves that out of their maps.

But that was the past. This is NB (New Birth) 1034, with years marked by the passing of the sun (an old tradition), starting upon the first new birth after The Moonshatter. Or at least, that's how the Ten Cities measure time.

You lot will start out as former orphans who all knew each other in the orphanage. Some of you may even be siblings or young lovers. The older ones of you have waited years for the younger ones, obviously hoping they get adopted, but fully, realistically expecting them to age out of the system and be stuck in the same shanty town slums (made of scrap metal, mostly) adjacent to the city-state the orphanage is located in, Great Uhl.

You don't know it, but you are destined to become demigods, with power rivaled only by the gods themselves, even without the aid of a wish. For now, however, you're scrawny young adults raised by the streets and the neighborhood watch.

You are working to find a broken-off shard of the moon that, according to an old huckster's tale, will grant a wish. Since then, you've been following any lead on ancient ruins and dungeons, trying to find these mythical shards, going beyond places only the most adventurous of cartographers dare tread, only...you can't afford a proper map, if one even exists, so have to make do with your own lines and scribbles to make sure you can always find your way home.

THE TEN CITIES
Akiitth, Atrekh, Great Uhl, Milien, Niesen, Paliesen, Qoru, Rumallda, Threbet, and Zizhie, each named after their founding leaders, and each with their own unique languages, but each also sharing a single Common language used for trade and communication between city-states. They are also the only cities in the world you know that aren't the abandoned and decrepit ruins of an ancient civilization, most of which have been picked clean. This is why you have been searching the distant lands far from the Ten Cities, where (almost) no one has explored.
SpecialThis is a mod of 5e, using most of the same rules, but expect a lot of custom content. Also, if there's anything that isn't clear, I will clarify it!
Character CreationCHARACTER CREATION
Custom Lineage is the only "race," representing all races equally. So regardless if you're an elf, a human, a gnome, or some other race entirely (like jackalope-folk or half-dragon aasimar), you use custom lineage for race. You can choose two ability scores at +1 in place of a +2 to one ability score. Languages chosen, other than Common, must be one of the Ten Cities' languages - there are no racial languages.

There are only 6 levels in this homebrew, but we are starting at level 1. 8+Con HP per level, d8 hit die per level. Ability score improvements (or a feat) every level, including 1st, as well as two abilities of the appropriate tier at levels above 1st. Proficiency bonus = 1 + tier. Ability scores use the standard array.

Start with five tier 1 abilities, and proficiency in the following: four skills, one simple weapon, light armor, a tool or language, and two saving throws (one of Dex, Con, or Wis, and one of Str, Int, or Cha). Also start with 5 gp, 5 days of rations, a waterskin, a tool with which you are proficient (likely because it was something you used for your job), and (armor, a shield, or a weapon) with which you are proficient worth no more than 20gp.

The first time you take any spellcasting ability (Basic Spellcasting, Expert Spellcasting, or Master Spellcasting), choose an ability score to be your spellcasting modifier: Con, Int, Wis, or Cha. Regain spell slots on a long rest. Spells come from all spell lists.

Unless otherwise noted in their descriptions, abilities can only be chosen once.

 


 


 


 


 


 
ApplicationAPPLICATION
What is your name?
What are your pronouns?
How old are you? (18 to 24)
Were you from Great Uhl originally?
If I may ask, how did you lose your parents?
Do you believe the huckster's tale?
What will you wish for if you find a shard?
Did you have a job before this? What was it?

Appearance:

Chosen Feat(s):
Chosen Abilities:

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Old May 10th, 2022, 03:59 AM
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Hmm, interested, this shall be my placeholder for my app as well.

Character App
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What is your name?
.... Hmph, straight to the point. Fine, my name is Escher, I don't have a last name for you to find I'm afraid.
What are your pronouns?
Huh, are you blind, oh, I have a hex for such occasions... Oh, your serious, fine, I'll humor you. I would like to be preferred as she/her.
How old are you?
My, my, take a lady to dinner first before you asked her how old you are. I'm coming at 24 for your information.
We’re you from great Uhl originally?
What's that, your attempt of an ice breaker question... Fine, if your curious, I'm not from here. My parents originally came from a place, I can't really remember what it was called but it was a land filled with sand. A desert kingdom if you will, fraid that's all I could remember of my homeland.
If I may ask, how did you lose your parents?
.... Hmm, I'll say this now to warn you, asking such questions would be awfully dangerous to your future... But I'll humor you, a random mugger murdered them right in front of me. And just when we simply wish to start a new life... But I digress, many of the orphans have experienced far worse traumas than me, so I'll warn you not to ask such dangerous questions. For your health of course.
Do you believe the hucksters tale?
According to the cards, yes, I do in fact believe his words. Though if his lying, I certainly have a hex saved up for just that kind of swindling.
What will you wish for if you find a shard?
.... My, ask a girl for dinner first if your asking what she desires.... Fine, if you stop nagging about, I'll tell you. I... I simply wish for the other orphans to have a family. They see me as a sort of motherly figure, can't imagine why so I simply want them a home. And also I can't stand them for coming to me for every problem.
Did you have a job before? What was it?
Fortune telling of course, now isn't that obvious. However, I'll warn you, my fortunes mostly go on the bad luck side. Though it only happens if I'm amused by it. Or if I'm feeling just a tiny bit curious at what curse I can pull off without you noticing. If your curious how I learned my spell magic, well, I just happen to be a protegee when it comes to such things, however that's all the time I'll talk about myself. I have many things to do, so good day, and if you wish for a fortune, I shall grant you one for free the next time we meet. Though it depends on my mood on whether you've gain some luck or an unfortunate end.
Appearance: Standing at 4'5" feet tall and has a lean figure about her. Escher looks to be a young adult with a strange allure about her, yet a sort of danger comes from her. She usually carries around strange items and fortune telling cards.

Str: 8|Dex: 13| Con: 12| Int: 16| Wis: 10| Cha: 15|
Starting Feat/ASI: Lucky(3/3)
Magic Initiate (Warlock)
*Eldritch Blast
*Minor Illusion
*Hex

Teir One Abilities

Basic Spellcasting Int
(Cantrips 4/4
*Firebolt
*Ray of Frost
*Prestidigitation
*Green Flame Blade
1st Level Slot 3/3
*Magic Missile
*Shield
*Mage Armor
2nd Level Slot 3/3
*Scorching Ray
*Mirror Image
*Invisibility)
Spell book
Arcane Focus (Wand)




Skills (prof +2)
Deception
Arcana
Investigations
Medicine
Perception

Healer's Kit
Saving Throws: Intelligence, Dexterity


Equipment
5 GP
5 Days of rations
Waterskin

Healer's Kit
Dagger
Leather Armor


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What is your name? Rhen
What are your pronouns? He/him
How old are you? (18 to 24) 20
Were you from Great Uhl originally? Where else would I be from the wilds are dangerous.
If I may ask, how did you lose your parents? I have memories of mother holding me before she became sick. I was to young to know what was going on but one day mother grew tired and never woke up.
Do you believe the huckster's tale? I have to or someone has to it's the only way.
What will you wish for if you find a shard? Id like to bring mother back. Though maybe she's in a better place so perhaps to end the sickness that killed her so other children won't have to face the same thing I did.
Did you have a job before this? What was it?
I was a shepherd guiding my sheep around the outskirts of uhl but staying away from the larger dangers further from the village.

Appearance: short horns atop light brown messy hair. A simple beard and green eyes. Tanned skin from being exposed to the sun. Simple clothing with some wool trimming. A sling and quiver on his back.

Chosen Feat(s): fey ancestry +1 cha misty step hunters mark
Sharpshooter feat
Chosen Abilities:
Archery fighting style
Second wind
Inspiration
Unarmored movement
Manuevers distracting strike evasive footwork

Str8|dex16(+2)|con13|int10|wis12|cha 16(+1)

Proficiency(+2)
sling(+6)
Intimidation(+4)
Persuasion (+4)
Animal handling(+3)
Survival(+3)
Weavers tools(+2)
Dex save
Cha save

Equipment
Common clothes 5sp
Sling 1sp hit d20+6 d4 +d8distracting strike +d8hunters mark
Explorer's pack 10gp
Quiver 1gp
20 Sling bullets 5cp
Weavers tools 1gp

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Already 3 people? That's about what I expected to get for its whole run! ^//^
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Placeholder! Looks interesting!
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Just a note, in case they were missed, there is an expanded list of maneuvers listed that gives mostly more skill-based maneuvers.
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What are the benefits of spellbook and spellcasting focus? Is Basic Spellcasting useless unless I take one of these as well?

How does Song of Healing work? Is that the Song of Rest ability that heals the party during a short rest if they spend their HD?
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Spellbook lets you learn spells you find, in addition to those you learn from Basic Spellcasting. Spellcasting Focus lets you use a spellcasting focus in place of material components, including ones that have pricy material components. Basic Spellcasting isn't useless without them, it's just better with them (you still learn a spell of each level, and can use material components as normal). Note that Basic Spellcasting is NOT a prerequisite for Expert and Master Spellcasting.

Song of Healing is Song of Rest, yes ^//^. I just wrote the wrong thing and have since corrected it.

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Clarification, when you say we can get ASI or feats for every level. Your basically giving us 6 ASIs or Feats, is that right? If so, it's probably best to also add in the stats on our app right.
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Yes, 6 of them. I did put "feat(s)", if you want to include them there. You can include it when you make a full character sheet.
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Nice, I think I got just the right build for my character now.
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Are we starting out at level 6 or at level 1?
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Level 1. Level 6 is the max level for this homebrew. I'll add that in~

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