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Old Feb 20th, 2021, 01:08 AM
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On the Shoulders of Giants.

Game NameOn the Shoulders of Giants.
Game SystemDnD 5e
ThemeStory driven adventure and intrigue.
FlavourHigh Fantasy meets Steampunk.
Plot SummaryCivilization as you know it is not the first to have existed in this world. The kingdoms and empires of today live amongst the remnants of Old Kingdoms and a mysterious Progenitor race - all long gone. Even the Heavens have seen turmoil - new gods ousting old, even slaying their divine opponents.

However, their relics remain; artifacts and lore that friend and foe alike seek to harness for their goals. Whose side will you be on? Will you seek only your own enrichment, carry your nation's banner, or do you believe some secrets are best left buried?

5e, home-brew setting. 4-6 players. Standard Array/Point Buy. Custom races available, custom class content may be approved on a case by case basis. Starting level 3, normal starting equipment plus 100g. If players are comfortable with it, we may gestalt - but remember that the crazier you guys get, the crazier your opposition (and I welcome it). 1/day posting desired, 3/week minimum. Will keep recruitment open until end of March - state preferred class and party role in recruitment thread so I can build a balanced party. Plot is geared towards Good/Neutral characters - if you want to be Evil, you better have a convincing argument as to why you'll play well with others.
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Old Feb 21st, 2021, 10:12 PM
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Hello,
I would be interested. I have a character from my new player solo game that I would like to keep playing in a campaign if possible. Do you think this character could fit: Garl Gryfax? He is not quite 3rd level, but he is close. Also, he was generated using 4d6kh3 instead of standard array/point buy.
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“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment.” J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Old Feb 21st, 2021, 11:23 PM
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Yes, I'd say we can make that work.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2021, 12:42 AM
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OK, count me in. Is there anything that would need to be changed as far as his equipment or can I use the character as is?
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“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment.” J.R.R. Tolkien.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2021, 06:31 PM
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What are you looking for in characters?

I have been toying with the idea of a Charlatan Background, Order of Scribes Wizard, who works as an investigative reporter (or nearest equivalent that this world may have), with the tendency to exaggerate the facts. Loosely based on Rita Skeeter (complete with a quick-quotes-quill!)
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Old Feb 23rd, 2021, 03:07 AM
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A good diversity in classes and characters that aren't just fighters (because honestly who doesn't like to be good in a fight in an rpg?) but good in a variety of situations. In the past I've had sessions go by without players rolling initiative once because they progressed the plot through clever thinking and smooth talking - which I applaud. This wizard of yours sounds like they'd fit quite well.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2021, 04:29 AM
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I'm thinking of a human that was born mutated/deformed who was abandoned by his parents. When he reaches 16 he flees into the forest and learns woodcraft.

CUSTOM LINEAGE
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Size. Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Ability Score Increase. One ability score of your choice increases by 2.
Feat. You gain one feat of your choice for which you qualify.
Variable Trait. You gain darkvision with a range of 60 feet.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language that you and your DM agree is appropriate. for your character.

Race: Human
Class: Rogue (Scout), and Fighter (Champion) if we go gestalt.
Background: Urchin
Attributes: STR 10 DEX 16 CON 14 INT 10 WIS 16 CHA 8
Feat: Observant

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Old Feb 23rd, 2021, 05:38 AM
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Oh I can definitely work with that!
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Old Feb 23rd, 2021, 12:33 PM
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I am very interested! I have an idea for a custom Water genasi warlock, where her patron is one of her genie ancestors. Background would be entertainer or charlatan. If we go gestalt, I'd possibly add bard or monk. I would have to get a bit more creative with a backstory to justify the monk.
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Old Feb 24th, 2021, 06:52 AM
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Genasi are exceedingly rare in my setting, so be prepared for the consequences of that.
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Old Feb 24th, 2021, 06:57 AM
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What information do you need in an application?

Also, what is the name of the world (if it has one)?
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Old Feb 24th, 2021, 07:49 AM
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Genasi being rare just means more interesting interactions.
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Name: James Skeeter
Race: Human
Class: Wizard (School of Scribes)
2nd Class (If Gestalt): Artificer (Alchemist)
Background: Charlatan
Personality Traits: Flattery is my preferred trick for getting what I want. I grasp at any information that may be worth something, if not to me then to somebody else later.
Ideal: Aspiration - I'm determined to make something of myself.
Bond: My (False) Reputation for the integrity of my research means everything to me, nobody cam find out it's a lie!
Flaw: I ruined an honest researchers career to protect my own and I'm fine with it!
Character in Brief: James is a Field Researcher for a publishing House based out of Sanctuary, which produces an ever-updated Encyclopedia called The Wayfinder's Guide to Viator.
Early Years: SECRETS! Those were James' earliest memories. He had lived on the move with his grifter father as long as he could remember. His mother's fate was unknown, all his father told him about her when asked was that she "Got what was coming to her!" But he seemed sad when he said so. Skeeter Sr was a paid informant and information broker, so secrets were his life, and unfortunately also his death as he was found stabbed in an alley, presumably for what he knew or whom he he told.

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Old Feb 24th, 2021, 12:08 PM
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The name of the world is Viator. Information for the application: race, classes, background, and a one or two line brief on the character. Just to get a basic idea what they're about.

I'll post some of my briefing docs here in a moment, once I dig them up.
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Old Feb 24th, 2021, 12:15 PM
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Here's some more information about the world and its history, as well as gods and language. Available races are in the Brief History of Time though their stat blocks have not yet been updated from pathfinder to 5th Ed. I'm currently working on that.
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File Type: txt Brief History of Time - Viator.txt (48.3 KB, 8 views)
File Type: txt Viator Languages.txt (6.1 KB, 4 views)
File Type: txt Viator Deities.txt (8.8 KB, 5 views)
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