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Old Sep 3rd, 2021, 07:36 AM
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Another Chance for Those Incompetent Fools

Game NameAnother Chance for Those Incompetent Fools
Game SystemDnD 5e
ThemeMonster of the Week, it may evolve into something more
FlavourLight-hearted comedy, Characters with many flaws
Plot SummaryWell... you died. Your end was not very heroic and you were barely adult. Though, surprisingly, your adventure does not end here.

A deity (your pick) gave you an option to keep your body and continue your life in another world.
To make it a bit easier for you to adapt, you received not only an ability to use the local language but also a magic item of your choice.
When you suddenly woke up in the middle of the street, you noticed a few other individuals, just as confused as you are.

Where will your adventures lead you?
Is it your chance to become a hero you dreamt to be?
Probably no, but you can try...

Inspired by:The idea was inspired by Konosuba books and anime, but there is 0 requirement to know any of it to participate.



DetailsAbout ~4 players
I might consider running it for 2 groups set in the same world, if there will be enough interest.

Starting level: 3
Sources: I would prefer to keep it to Player Handbook, but I may change my mind.
Attribute Scores: Point-buy, but you only get 21 points
Leveling: Standard milestones + additional system (Use points to: raise ability scores, gain spell slots, learn spells. (Yep, non magic classes will be able to get a spell or two, as they progress))
Gear: your clothes, 1 weapon, 1 armour, 1 low power magic item (for example: +1 weapon/armour, alchemist jar, immovable rod. But, you don't need to keep yourself to official items, feel free to make your own, as long as it's reasonable. It would be best if you give ~3 items to pick from) + holy symbol or whatever you need to cast your basic spells.
Multi-classing: Sure, why not
Alignment: No evil
Age: Young adult
Setting: I want to set it in the world of Konosuba, ~10 years after the events of the last book, when new bad guys are slowly gathering power to take place of the new demon king.
If it turns out that too many players are familiar with the universe, I will make some changes, to make sure that they are at least a bit lost and confused.

You are playing as a bunch of weak, flawed characters, who try to achieve anything together.
I would prefer to see positive personalities and avoid "I don't care about anyone, I dress all black and avoid all people" types.

I want each character to be a bit of a comic relief. You are not a big hero or a chosen one.


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Name:
Race:
Class:
5e background: (and it's 2 traits, ideal, bond, flaw)
Additional personality flaw: (RP only, whatever you think of)
Additional combat flaw: (Something that will make fights a bit harder for your character. Examples: "I have very slow reactions" (-4 to initiative rolls and dex saves) or "I am scared of blood, so I close my eyes before every strike" (disadvantage on attack rolls))
One skill with anti-proficiency (Don't worry, you will still get your normal proficiencies. I just want you to pick one skill that you are horrible at)

Appearance:

Personality:

Picture of the character:

Backstory:
-The story (try to keep it short)
-How did you die?
-What deity sent you to the new world? (any pantheon)
-Why are you trying to be a hero?


I don't need a ready character sheet from you. I care more about your funny idea.

PS. Watch out. This is my first time DMing a post by post but I hope I find active people to have a funny, dumb story with.


A little teaser for my players, main town:
 


Group 1:
#Player Name Character Name Character Race Class Background
1WildJessi Liu Wen Human Monk Far Traveler
2Onward Ravioli PiccolaRapa Half-Elf Valor Bard Folk Hero
3HitchGunhild MaraHumanFighter (Battle Master)Soldier's Daughter
4JumilSenic SquintsightHalflingRogue (Assassin)Criminal/Spy

Group 2:
#Player Name Character Name Character Race Class Background
1DesteploDupet of the daylight moonForest GnomeScribe WizardSage
2TogotDoctavian VelsaressHumanEvoker WizardSage
3The Dark StarRex Norixus (Reckless Rex)Black DragonbornBarbarian (Berserker)Gladiator
4JaredSynLyle TosscobbleHalfling (Lightfoot)Fighter (BattleMaster)Soldier

Current applications ( Sep 19th ):

#Player Name Character Name Character Race Class Background Status
1penbeast0Thumo the GrabberHalf Orc Lore Bard SailorComplete
2Hal Hammerhand Twirlique (Twirly) Wood Elf Druid Hermit WIP
3O2CXt3Wallace McWhiskersCat (Variant Human)Rogue (Arcane Trickster)UrchinComplete
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Group 1 and 2 are ready (in theory) but you can still post your application. We may need back-ups or may create Group 3.

Last edited by BarrowB; Sep 19th, 2021 at 08:16 AM. Reason: Applications update
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Old Sep 3rd, 2021, 09:57 AM
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Oh, a Konosuba inspired game, sounds interesting.

So question about the characters that are the fools, what kinda setting/timeline would they be on, are they from the modern real world or are they from the Forgotten Realms?
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Old Sep 3rd, 2021, 11:39 AM
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Characters are from Forgotten Realms, as they do start out with DnD classes.

Regarding setting, I want to set it in the world of Konosuba, ~10 years after the events of the last book, when new bad guys are slowly gathering power to take place of the new demon king.
If it turns out that too many players are familiar with the universe, I will make some changes, to make sure that they are at least a bit lost and confused.

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Old Sep 3rd, 2021, 11:59 AM
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Character Name: Dupet of the daylight moon
Class: wizard (scribe from tashas)
Race: forest gnome
Description: Forest gnome, grey eyes, short green hair, woody brown skin, turquoise robes
 

Personality: she has an undying urge for knowledge and has little reason to hold back. Though at the cost to her social interest. Has a hard time listening past bullet points. But she’s nice and kind hearted unless she has little reason to be, that’s just a waste of effort
Alignment: N
Background: Sage
Personality Trait 1: okay, you said a bunch... I was thinking louder than you and didn’t hear a thing
Personality Trait 2: i mean... who hasn’t summoned a demon or two.. did you not go to college?
Ideal: The path to self-improvement is through knowledge and experimentation
Bond: I work to study and improve on the minor amount that’s written about other realms
Flaw: Most people scream and run when they see something so incredibly interesting, such as a screaming ghost in the bathroom mirror! I have so many questions!!
Backstory: Backstory:
-heavy in study at the university near burnout their brother brings them coffee laced with something extra. It Expanded their view of the world and revitalized them, though it worked too well… leading to a tragic accident. Their career and apprenticeship in research at an end.
-“how’d I die? I managed to find 4 others for the demon summoning ritual but… forgot to grab an extra to hold a protection circle.
-What deity sent you to the new world? Deneir, god of writing
-“hero? Maybe in the realm of academia! Mordenkainen’s got nothing on me!”

Additional personality flaw (RP only, whatever you think of): she has an obsessive collection and study of monsters and creatures
Additional combat flaw (Something that will make fights a bit harder for your character.: "I.. ooo squirrel!" (-4 to initiative rolls and dex saves)
One skill with anti-proficiency: insight
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Old Sep 3rd, 2021, 09:21 PM
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Name: Liu Wen
Race: Human
Class: Monk
5e background: Far Traveler
2 traits: 1.) I have different assumptions from those around me concerning personal space, blithely invading other's space in innocence, or reacting to ignorant invasion of my own. 2.) I begin or end my day with small traditional rituals that are unfamiliar to those around me.
ideal: Open. I have much to learn from the kindly folk I meet along my way.
bond: I am fascinated by the beauty and wonder of this new land.
flaw: I have a weakness for the new intoxicants and other pleasures of this land.
Additional personality flaw (RP only, whatever you think of): She tends to be flighty. Doing one thing then something catches her attention and she forgets what she was doing. Changes her mind on the fly. Has trouble staying focus on one thing for too long.
[B]Additional combat flaw (Something that will make fights a bit harder for your character. Examples: A jumper. For example, a spider can drop down in front of her and she jumps before killing it. Some can jump at her and she'll scream in surprise before she fights back. (Saw this movie where a guy goes into kitchen with a knife, about to attack the unsuspecting housewife & mother. She sees him and screams in shock. The man's head goes back from scream and the woman blinks, picks up hot frying pan and sacks him. Cracked me up)

One skill with anti-proficiency (Don't worry, you will still get your normal proficiencies. I just want you to pick one skill that you are horrible at): Intimidation, being perhaps a bit over friendly, she rather show kindness than getting into someone's face. not liking to bully anyone. Unless something happens that leaves her no choice, will she get assertive. (Think of the black female cop on Police Academy, forgot her name)

Appearance: Petite at 5'3, slender build of an athletic body. Her skin color has that yellowish-bronze hue, and she has dark brown eyes with long dark hair. She wears a colorful robe made of cotton and silk, of mostly red with silver embroidery and elastic leg bindings that is common among the monks.

Personality: Bubbling at times, very friendly, has a smile that in infectious. Always willing to help others, although can be a bit naive at times. Grew up an orphan, never knowing her parents, she was raised in a monastery in Kara-Tur. While showing friendship to everyone one, she is easy to goad or to double dare. Something a few mean girls or lustful boys like to take advantage of.
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Backstory: Growing up in a monastery as an orphan, she was taught about life, how to survive, and how to defend oneself. She was a good student if she focused, but her mind tends to wander. She got along with others fairly well. Most liked her, but like everywhere, you had the populars, the unpopulars, and the in betweens. She was part of the in betweens. Although attractive, she was flighty, and a few mean girls would give her problems. At the same time, a few of the boys would try to find a way to take advantage of her. The teachers would keep an eye on her for her safety.

One day some pupils found a hole in the ground 200 yards around the monastery. Natural subsistence would rise from it at certain times of the day. Those that inhaled it would talk funny. It soon became a secret game. To see who can inhale the most and talk the funniest. Some gotten sick or passed out. One day, they were out there again with same results. Then Liu's turn came, determined win she relaxed her body and inhaled the most she could. Her body would rock while others cheered her on, some for her to win, others for other purposes. Minutes passed and Liu was still sitting in front of the hole, they began to get tired of waiting declared her the winner, but she wasn't moving. Someone noticed she wasn't breathing and another went to her and found her unresponsive. They quickly ran to get the first teacher they saw but it was too late. All of the students were punished. Turns out it was helium, and its density is less than that of air and it can replace the oxygen in your lungs. Once that happens, the nervous system shuts down and you go to sleep. Forever. Which happened to Liu.

When Liu woke up, she found herself standing there with only a sheet. There was a very beautiful woman standing in front of her. She was Kwan Ying, the goddess of compassion, mercy, and joy. She looked at Liun with a sad smile and shook her head. Feeling sorry for the girl who should have a long life. She then gave her 2 choices. Stay dead, or come back and start over in a whole new land. She couldn't stay where she grew up because she wouldn't grow much. She needed to be somewhere new, for her to learn and hopefully mature better. Liu thought about about it for a few moments. Staying dead really wasn't that bad, but although she was outwardly friendly to all, deep down, she knows how some thought of her. She didn't want to be simply known as a happy go lucky but naive girl. She wanted to prove to others that she can be more. Especially to herself.

Being a hero wasn't something she thought about, but what better way to show that she can be much more than happy go lucky. She can have purpose in her life, which she never had in her previous life.

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Name: Ravioli PiccolaRapa
Race: Half-Elf
Class: Valor Bard
Background: Folk Hero
Defining Event: I stood up to a tyrant’s agents. Technically I sort of did.
Traits:If someone is in trouble, I’m always ready to lend help.
I’m confident in my own abilities and that's about it.
Ideal: Maybe With A Hint of Depression Inferiority Complex Sincerity. There’s no good in pretending to be something I’m not.
Bond: I protect those who cannot protect themselves.
Flaw: The people who knew me from my previous world knew my shameful self, so I never want to go back home again.
Additional Flaw: l want to live out my dream and uphold my virtues but that's just too much effort. I'd rather stay at a comfortable home then adventure.
Combat Flaw: Ugh, too much effort. ( Suffer a penalty of -10 for every weapon attack you use, including the use of improvised weapon. Fist's aren't included though.)
Skill with anti-proficiency: Athletics

Appearance: Ravioli isn't very tall, she stands at a height of 4'9" and doesn't look very athletic, weighing at least 102 pounds. She has a robust figure, her skin complexion is white as pasta dough, her braided hair hangs at the back of her ear, which is sharp as knives by the way, a wavy yellowish noodle color streams at the middle of her back and her eyes are grey like the color of small, cut mushrooms. She carries a lute and longsword most of the time. Her attire either has leather armor or a chain shirt covering her white long sleeves, she also wears a red skirt.

Personality: Ravioli is a kind and helpful person, while she tries to be. She's high-spirited and enthusiastic when helping but sometimes or often she's prone to mistakes and laziness. It's a sickness she has called "I can't be bothered with this-itis disease" and is prone to mood swings. Her actual personality is that of a deadbeat but she tries to change that the moment she died. She has an inferiority complex and whenever someone shows off their magic skills, she tries one-uping them. This mostly stems from her younger sister who's a powerful mage and is living the life she dreams of one day.

She dreams one day to become a wandering traveler and to be free from all worries. However, she suffers from an actual illness that makes her body weaker than she looks and causes great stress on the mind. However she doesn't want to tell anyone about it, blaming her laziness as an excuse. And now that she's in another world, no one will have to worry about her.

Backstory:
Once, in a faraway land ruled by a tyrannical king, their raised a great hero that made a revolution, the hero who's name will be sung by the God's as the world's greatest hero. This is not that Hero's story but the tyrannical ruler's city guardsman's stablehand's assistant of the assistant's story, and her name was only remembered by one God. Her name is Ravioli PiccolaRapa, a assistant that comes from a long line of pasta making chefs. However she didn't want to become a chef and instead wanted the life as an adventurer, but first she needed experience which is why she's currently working as an assistant's assistant, for the experience and money. However, one day her folks sent her a delicious pasta to give her good luck on her journey and she died. Turns out she was allergic to cheese, scholars were confused how she avoided eating cheese for so long, even the God's couldn't figure out this enigmatic puzzle. This did however, set-up an entire chain of events that lead up to the great hero to rise in power, which Ravioli thinks of that as her one and only greatest achievement in life, even though she didn't intend on it. Anyway, she died and one God decided to speak with her. He was a God of music and creativity, he didn't like the idea of letting young and inspiring minds expire so quickly. So he decided to sent her to another world for another chance in life, also he gave a few gifts to her, one was her very own it could be a magical one like the instruments of the Bard, but if it's too powerful magic item. then it's just a regular lutelute and the other was untapped inspiration she never knew she had. And so she now lives in this other world and aspires to bring her dream to fruition...
Or maybe not.


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Thanks for the application.
I think everything with this character is fine so far.
Weapon attack penalty for a character, who knows cantrips, does not seam like too much of an issue, but I can imagine a few scenarios, where it could make her useless/ cause problems, so it's okay to keep it.
Regarding the magical lute, it will probably be fine.
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I do love to indulge in Isekai from time to time... while my number of games is full, my reading list and interest is not. If it isn't any trouble, BarrowB, I'd very much appreciate a link to the game thread when you start so I can follow along.

In any case, good luck to any and all applicants, and good luck to the DM!
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Thanks,
I see no issue with others following along, as long as my players won't have anything against it.
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Alright, I think I am finished with my app. Critique please.
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Thank you for your application.

-Well, Twirlique's death seems a bit drastic... but I think it is acceptable, as being ugly and ashamed of it is one of her main things. (If I understood correctly)
-I like the overall idea, but I feel like she needs at least one light-hearted thing in her backstory. So far her life feels like a complete tragedy from beginning to end. (Unless you really want to keep it that way)

I see no other issue with the character.
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my app is done. Liu is finished. Hope you like.
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Liu Wen

-Combat flaw: How do you see it work? Does it mean that her first action (or whole turn?) of every encounter is spent panicking?
Correct me, if I understood it wrong.
-I really like the way she died.
-No big deal, but you might want to read it again, to fix some small errors, like: "She gave her 3 choices" and listing only 2 of them.

Overall, I love this application.
You have a big chance of getting picked, as you are the only front-line so far.
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