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[Eberron] Fallen

Game NameFALLEN
Game SystemDnD5e
ThemeEberron! For those of you that do not know, Eberron takes everything we've grown to love about Dungeons and Dragons and gives it all a fresh, new perspective. It's a more modern take on fantasy, departing from many of the traditional themes derivative of Tolkien's fiction. Some things are the same. Others are entirely different.

If you're a fan of Eberron, that's great! If this is your first time, that's great, too! I will be including lots of details as we go, explaining the who's who and what's what of the setting. If you're interested in Eberron, this will be a good place to start.
FlavourGritty, High Fantasy, Film-Noir, Pulp Action, Swashbuckling Adventure

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The city of Sharn is one of the wonders of Khorvaire. Its towers seem to touch the sky, rising up more than a mile from the shores of the Dagger River. But it takes more than stone and steel to support the spires of Sharn: the area is suffused with mystical energy drawn from the plane of Syrania, which empowers all forms of flight. Yet with such wondrous inventions come wondrous tragedies, for when the magic of a flying tower fails, it has to land somewhere...


This adventure will follow the Or Deathsgate Explorer's Club, as Rising from the Last War calls it...Deathsgate Guild of Adventurers. Found in Middle Tavick's Landing, the district known as Deathsgate takes its name from its proximity to the gated necropolis known as Halden’s Tomb; a sprawling tower-top cemetery dedicated to an ancient hero that hardly anyone remembers by anything other than name. Established 200 years ago for adventurers and soldiers of fortune, the Deathsgate Guild has grown into a diverse place for open-minded people to hone their skills and enjoy the company of like-minded folk, notably those that Or just outright can't afford...feel unwelcome in the pompous, yet splendorous, Upper City. These courageous, down-but-not-out individuals who challenge death on a daily basis are typically called "Deathgaters" by friends and foes alike and are often thought of as This opinion isn't entirely unfounded...low-class, reckless, unscrupulous mercenaries and rabble-rousers - especially by the members of the Bunch of silver spoon wankers, all of 'em.Clifftop Guild of Upper Dura.

This module takes place in Sharn, so it is an urban adventure. It also focuses on the less-noble aspects and players of the sky-high metropolis. This is not a guild for the rich and powerful, but for the common folk of Sharn.

The Usual Junk/Application Format
Please do not include pictures in your application. A picture is worth so many words, but let's focus on the words for now.

ApplicationName:

Race: Core and Eberron-specific races preferred. That includes Or the Golin'dar, Ghaal'dar, and Ghuul'dar. If you know, you know.goblinoids, but excludes dragonborn, for me.

Alignment: The Deathgaters have a reputation for being "bad news," but it isn't an organized crime ring. They're just outsiders that don't mind ruffling feathers or bending the rules. It's still a legitimate guild that individuals come to for help when they're in a bind or need something done. Alignment-wise, regardless of what you pick, let's presume there's a strong incentive to stay on good terms with your fellow guildmates.

Class:

Appearance: Again, no pictures. Please and thank you for humoring me.

Background: In addition to choosing an actual "Background", think about the following: What nationality, if any?Where is your character from? Great place to start considering bonds and flaws, if you like.What were they doing during the Last War? i.e. What went wrong?How did they come to join the Deathsgate Guild of Adventurers?

The Player (Optional): Tell me about yourself, if you like! What do you like most about Eberron? What's your favorite DnD monster? Was punk rock really just a scam to sell hair products and leather jackets? I'm on the hunt for players that I think will contribute to a fun game more than I am an interesting character. Let's chat.

Brass TacksPreferred Material: PHB, Xanathar's Guide, Tasha's Cauldron, Rising from the Last War

My personal goal is one decent update per week with several smaller posts to keep things moving in between.

I love skill challenges, so those and roleplay will make up 70-80% of the game. Unless you're a bunch of murder hobos, I guess?

There's no need to create character sheets just yet, but characters will begin the game at Level 2 with starting equipment and starting gold determined by class/background. 27 Points for ability scores. Levels will advance upon completion of milestone encounters. And of course we're using Hero Points!

Fine PrintYou have until Nov. 11th to apply! At that point, I will be choosing four players from the pool of applicants. If we finish the adventure in good time and the group is still geared up to go, I will consider running another adventure.

If you've a question about the setting or how this game is going to roll, ask! I enjoy getting into the weeds with this setting, but don't think that you have to know a lot to enjoy it. As mentioned, this adventure can be a fun introduction to Eberron but I will try to add enough between-the-lines detail to entertain those who are very familiar.

Cheers!



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John Stone Tessa Sterling Human Paladin WIP
Ermine Gwen Kalashtar Cleric Complete
FatherDondo Irma Dinkley Ghostwise Halfling Bard Complete
rowsdower44 Gildewing (Gilda) Swiftstride Shifter Monk Complete
NonCausalFact Aziz Al Fayaat Human Warlock WIP
IrishKatt Grakdrom Goblin Rogue Complete
Alatere Aegis Warforged Fighter Complete
delpinator sai Changeling Hexblade/Rogue Complete
Ericg1s Parker Brown Human Monk Complete
Embrodak Vrander Gan'duur Hobgoblin Fighter Complete
Solitaire64 Stretch (Dhorn Urlevson) Human Sorcerer Complete
Geldar Beldwin (Bel) Balfadeer Human Rogue Complete
AG128L MacKinleigh Ennarak Dwarf Artificer Complete
Kshnik Marius KovSmyth Halfling Cleric/Sorcerer Complete
Snicker Reyez Anandez Half-elf Fighter Complete
Grouchy Lanniston Mauchamp Human Warlock Complete
Curzod Maluro Human Cleric Complete
Alemar Sebastian Pryce Halfling Fighter/Barbarian Complete
Sluggren Goz Half-Orc Barbarian Complete
mystwatch Adrasteia Warforged Monk Complete
JustSomeGuy Trash Human Ranger Complete
LastBardStanding Cervantes Rhaksha Human Rogue Complete
Nasrith Memlan Shifter Rogue Complete
Dikata Snik Snak Kobold Sorcerer Complete
Azure Nokori Akaryu-ou Dragonborn Fighter Complete
Gaijin Hasterién Elf* Bard Complete
voodoozombie Jannit the Collector Human Ranger Complete

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What level do we start at?
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It says level 2 in the thing. I don't know a whole lot about Eberron, but I am thinking about this. Not sure I'm in the mood for 5e, though. (I am considering it, regardless)

Edit: I've done research on Eberron, and am slowly leaning more toward joining.

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I almost just fainted! An eberron game?!!
Definitely making a chatacter for this game.
How involved are you planning backstory to be? Like house relatiinships, and the like?
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Oooooh, Eberron. Almost certainly will apply -- if I can't make room for ~1 substantial post a week for a good looking Eberron game then I'm only opening Games Seeking Players to torture myself.
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Gasp No Pictures!!!
ok... ok...

Ive always been a fan of the Silver Flame so I suppose I'll start there, hmmmmm ... I'm thinking Celestial Warlock
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Wow, an Eberron game. Don’t see one of those every day! Already mad at work on an application. What level do you anticipate the adventure ending at?
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Also, are there firearms in Eberron (other than the artificer subclass ones)? I don't need one for my character, but I may need one for backstory if I use a concept I've been thinking of.

Edit: After a very quick search, I suppose my question is more "would you allow their existence, since they don't really fit Eberron"? I have other ideas, so no big deal if you say no.

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It says level 2 in the thing. I don't know a whole lot about Eberron, but I am thinking about this. Not sure I'm in the mood for 5e, though. (I am considering it, regardless)

Edit: I've done research on Eberron, and am slowly leaning more toward joining.
Thanks, was looking for it, missed it somehow
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Marking interest, now where is that book....Found the book, surprisingly close to the aforementioned cushions!

App
Name:

Race:

Alignment:

Class:

Appearance:

Background:
Where is your character from?
What were they doing during the Last War?
How did they come to join the Deathsgate Guild of Adventurers?

The Player (Optional):

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introductionTessa Sterling
Race: Human (Variant)
Class: Paladin
Alignment: Lawful Good (Pious)
Origin: Thrane
Background: Acolyte of the Silver Flame

Brief Synopsis: A knight shunned by the church after she claims to hear the Voice of Tira Miron.

Personality Trait: I am steadfastly devoted to my religion, I see omens in every event and action. The gods do speak to us, we just need to listen.
Personality Trait: I face problems head-on. A simple, direct solution is the best path to success..
Ideal: Faith. I trust the Voice of the Flame will guide my actions. I believe that if I follow her direction things will go well.
Bond: Though no longer recognized by my temple, I will always be loyal to the church.
Flaw: I view the world as black or white, good or evil, rarely allowing for grey areas.


DescriptionAppearance: Tessa is an attractive young woman of average height with an athletic physique. She has platinum hair that shines like the sun and piercing blue eyes the color of the sky. Almost always armored in silvery mail she makes an impressive sentry, glaive in hand.

Personality: Tessa is a stoic individual, placing great importance on principles of honor, duty and respect. However she has an infectious optimism that seems to never waver. She truly believes that she has been chosen as a vessel of her god. Destined to enact the will upon the land. As such she can be stubborn and headstrong.


BackgroundHistory:

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Edit: I've done research on Eberron, and am slowly leaning more toward joining.
That's how it starts...

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How involved are you planning backstory to be? Like house relatiinships, and the like?
As I envision it, the Deathgaters are outsiders. They're made up of the sort of folk that the Upper City and the more "prestigious" organizations/guilds would never accept. I'm not saying it's impossible, but that sort of relationship wouldn't be typical of most members.

But if you think you can make a good story out of it, go for it.

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Oooooh, Eberron. Almost certainly will apply -- if I can't make room for ~1 substantial post a week for a good looking Eberron game then I'm only opening Games Seeking Players to torture myself.
Looking forward to seeing your app! I only say 1 decent update per week because I want to be realistic. Life happens. A lot. Like every day. It happened just now! And there it went, again...

But I will try to keep things moving with smaller posts, providing the results of skill checks, answering questions, trying to keep the players from turning on each other, et cetera.

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Yeah, I know. I'm just trying to set people free!!!

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Wow, an Eberron game. Don’t see one of those every day! Already mad at work on an application. What level do you anticipate the adventure ending at?
Think of this like a Pathfinder Scenario or an Adventurer's League thing. IRL, it would be a single gaming session of three or four hours, but since it's PbP, that means we'll be at this for Or maybe six months, if all goes well.five years. So characters will probably end at Level 2. If there's another adventure, it will begin at Level 3. And so on.

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Also, are there firearms in Eberron (other than the artificer subclass ones)? I don't need one for my character, but I may need one for backstory if I use a concept I've been thinking of.

Edit: After a very quick search, I suppose my question is more "would you allow their existence, since they don't really fit Eberron"? I have other ideas, so no big deal if you say no.
They don't really fit in my vision of things. In a world where magic is the bedrock of civilization, there are more efficient ways to blow people up.

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Marking interest, now where is that book....
Have you looked under the cushions of the couch?
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That's how it starts...
Think of this like a Pathfinder Scenario or an Adventurer's League thing. IRL, it would be a single gaming session of three or four hours, but since it's PbP, that means we'll be at this for Or maybe six months, if all goes well.five years. So characters will probably end at Level 2. If there's another adventure, it will begin at Level 3. And so on.
hmmm i may have to go paladin or cleric then. still looking to be the holy silver flame zealot that thinks she talks to the Tira Miron though....
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Definitely interested. My favorite DND Total Party Thrillpodcast has a DM and player who enjoy the setting and they've really made the high-magic/high-'tech' world sound fascinating. I held off on buying the Eberron sourcebook as I never thought I'd get the chance to play in this setting, but it's time to pick it up.
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