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Old 02-13-2012, 01:11 PM
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Knick Knacks of Doom

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NameUnlikely Heroes
a Knick Knacks of Doom adventure
SystemPathfinder
ThemeProtect the Homeland
FlavorHigh Fantasy, Desperation, Storytelling
BackgroundThe year is 1022 A.P. and it has been thirty years since the dastardly plot to destroy Kingseat and depose its monarch caused the great depression and only citizen revolt in the history of the country. Only through the heroism of a band of celebrity adventurers was the kingdom brought back from the brink of total ruin. Since then the Kingdom has recovered and in a generation returned to much of its former economic and civic glory. Life is generally peaceful and prosperous. Banditry and crime are fairly low. Those in the city, within the great circular road known as The Wheel (though officially called The King's Road), see little to no monstrous activity. Those beyond The Wheel are still the safest they have been in a generation. Bordered by a number of natural boundaries; the sea, mountains, great plains, and dense forest the citizens of Kingseat are at low risk to raids from giants, goblin kind, dragons, etc. They exist and are an ever-present threat, but the Kingdom has been doing a superb job of keeping them at bay.

Though a number of rivers run through the country, and though many have bridges to span them, the widest and roughest river of them all is Glaslis Run. Named after the Halfling who successfully canoed the length of it despite the treacherous rapids, this river is impassible along its entire length, making fording or barging it impossible. Bridgetown is the most important city on Glaslis Run, as it is the only one with a bridge wide and strong enough for commerce. On the opposite side of the river from Bridgetown is a thick forest, with a well-carved path. As a bottleneck town much of its business is devoted to supporting the caravans, merchants, and traders passing through. The local community of residents who actually call the city home is small with about four hundred natives. Bridgetown holds a festival every midsummer to celebrate the Summermoon reaching its apex. The town is choked with hundreds of travelers, revelers, and festival chasers to the point where the inns are always full and the surrounding fields are filled for as far as the eye can see with tents and wagons. But this year's festival may not go as planned. Kingseat will need unlikely heroes in this dark hour.
Game Details
  • This game starts at level 1.
  • Starting wealth will be per class, rolled.
  • Standard Creation Rules
  • I am aiming for four PCs, though I can be convinced to go as high as six.
  • Do not make a character sheet until accepted.
  • This is a story game, and will not be using XP. You will level as you progress through the chapters.
  • The basic storyline involves the PCs being the heroes to save the day. As the situation becomes more dire, the PCs will be the only ones in a position to defend the kingdom from a great threat. It will be mostly local, with a smidgen of travel and outdoorsiness.
Application InstructionsFollow the instructions! Failure to follow directions here in the application phase will lead to a blanket disqualification. If I can't trust you to follow directions here in the application thread, I cannot trust you to comply with house rules, story elements, or game flow during play.

Make one post for your application. If you need to edit, update, or change your application do so in your original post. I will consider the first post you express interest as this post, not necessarily the first post you ever make. Making other posts are for questions, comments, and conversations.

The Knick Knacks of Doom campaign takes place in a custom universe. Read the lore on the setting, calendar, cosmos, and most importantly my house rules and play style to be sure this game is one which is thematically appealing to you.

In your application include:
  • Name
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Class
  • Mechanical Role / Purpose
  • Description
  • Backstory (Thread the needle between illustrative enough to be interesting, engaging, and informative while not being so long as to be tedious to read.)
  • Your personal Pathfinder and RPGx experience.
Important points to keep in mind.
  • You're a first-level character.
  • You're a local to Bridgetown, either as a transplant or because you were born there.
  • Bridgetown is your home. As a small town, all accepted characters will know each other to varying degrees.
  • Whether you're a passing acquaintance, fast friend, friendly rival, co-worker, or ex-spouse of another PC will be handled after being accepted. There will be some pre-game brainstorming and collective writing to iron out those details among those who are accepted.
  • Joint applications are welcome, but I will not consider the applications a package. I reserve the right to accept one and not the other.
  • Unique doesn't always mean interesting. There are a number of criteria I will be simultaneously judging applications by such as if applications mesh with the world, the story, each other, the theme of the universe, party balance, etc. Grammatical correctness and composition style will also factor into final decisions.
TimelineCurrent applications will be open until October 15th or 20 applicants, whichever happens first. I may extend the application period, but unlikely.

We're not waiting on a forum, since this game is happening in an existing world. The game threads have already been created and are waiting for the game to start. I will make my decisions by October 18th at the latest.

Assuming everyone finishes their sheets the game should start October 23rd. During sheet creation there will be time to have the "Pre Game" where we figure out everyone's small town relationships.

Current applications begin here. This thread has been used to recruit for Knick Knack of Doom games before, so follow this link to the current recruitment cycle.
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A couple questions:

I see that your original ad is well over seven years old; is this a new game in the same setting, rather than an 'add on' to an existing game? I assume this is the case since we're staring at Level 1...but you know what they say about assumptions...

Is there an expected end to the campaign, and if so, at what level?
The first post has been updated to reflect the current recruitment for the Unlikely Heroes game. The original Knick Knacks of Doom, which I've redubbed Trinket Hunters, is still running now from when it started in 2012. They are closing in on the end of their campaign. This campaign begins about thirty years after the currently running game should end, in-game time.

Unlikely Heroes is one of many campaigns written for the "of Doom" world and timeline. This campaign does have a written end, which will be 18th to 20th level.



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How are Half-Orcs viewed in society?
Geographically dependent, however in Kingseat and the surrounding areas Half-Orcs have a much more favorable disposition than default DnD culture. In Kingseat specifically goblinoids, especially Hobgoblins, are the most common and consistent humanoid threat to normal folk. Orcs exist, but are less violent and marauding in this part of the world than they are, say, in the mountains. Half-Orcs are no more represented as a demographic in Kingseat than typical, but do not come with the 'orc' stigma which I suspect you're asking about; they suffer no more prejudice than any half-creature receives from the small number of racists, purists, and bigots who always crop up in society. The amazons and dwarfs of the Iron Curtain mountains have a far more critical view of orcs and half-orcs. In the mountains orcs are marauders and more in touch with their typically evil or at least violent heritage leading to acrimony between them and other civilized races. This particular party will not spend much time out there, if any at all.



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I'm a bit confused. You say 1st level but most of the applications show 3 levels. Which will it be or what is the current level if we're to be replacement players? Sorry if I'm being obtuse.
You're being recruited for an entirely new game, Unlikely Heroes, which is in the same campaign setting and will be run parallel with the current Trinket Hunters game. The first post has all the Information you need. Previous applications from years hence need not concern you. I'm recycling the thread because I enjoy the lack of clutter, like the legacy, and it's all part of the same greater story and universe.
Current Applicants
PlayerCharacterRaceClassRoleStatus
ricktur63Darshee WynrenElvenSorcerer (TBD Bloodline)Arcane Support w/some martial assistanceComplete
suburbanplanktonGarok BrightfistHalf-OrcBrawlerMelee CombatantWIP
silverfeathersLiliane “Lily” GreenwellHalf-ElfSlayerSneaky information gatherer/investigator, sneak attack combatantComplete
Seasons EndAstrid MossDwarfClericHealer and CraftswomanComplete
ArcaneJazzCola CreedHumanAlchemistCandy WizardComplete
dalarangreenUlfar ArjaxDwarfWarpriestTank / Melee & Support Buff / HealerComplete
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Name: Alundra Dodsvik
Race: Tiefling
Class: Barbarian 1/Necromancer 2 (+1 LA Tiefling Buy off)

Background:

Alundra Dodsvik was born to a nomadic Tiefling clan on the northern nether realms of civilisation. Life was a daily struggle for her people and resources were often scarce. She learned from her people the ways of survival and fitness necessary to make her way in the world. Battle was often the only path available to sustaining the clan's spring and summer hunting grounds and providing daily needs. Raids were frequently a necessary risk in winter months where food became nearly unattainable. In that hostile environment, she learned why the warriors often were short tempered and saw the benefits of brute strength in confrontations.

Still, despite the violence, her life was full of love. Her clan members held each other in high regard and celebrated even the smallest feats around the nightly campfire. Competitions were often fierce, but friendly and avoided harm. Chores were done in groups with jovial conversation distracting idle minds from the monotony of the tasks. Children were raised communally with little idea of who their actual parents and siblings were. In fact, most of the children of a given generation were siblings or at least cousins of some sort as the adults frequently changed partners.

In general, most issues of Her clan's veiw of marriageownership took the same liberal stance. Most property belonged to the clan, and while some items were only useful to a single member, use of any item in their possession was usually taken for granted. Only the rarest of items and most obscure components for tasks were relegated to select users. Elite warriors had access to magical weapons and armour, and certain spellcasters hoarded away items of use to them, but the average item was used by whomever presented the greatest need. Despite frequent hunger and the rugged environments, Alundra cherished her formative years as a time of ease and blessing. She knew love and companionship from an early age and the concepts of jealousy and want were foreign to her on a personal level.

As a teenager, she tried her hand in the raiding parties, but her passions couldn't overwhelm her as easily they did her siblings and cousins. It was apparent after a few small pillaging runs that she would never excel in the task. It saddened her to be unable to provide for her clan in the way others did, and it wasn't until speaking with her elders that she noticed many other tasks made the group function beyond pure acquisition.

A mentor who cared for ill and dying took her on as an apprentice and taught her many lessons. Largely she learned how to value life but respect death. She was shown the truth of the transient nature of the two states. They were merely the two modal poles of existence with varying degrees between them. The energy flow between the states came under her control and she was wizened to its ways. Those who were suffering and beyond healing could often be better treated with the mercy of further infliction upon them. While it pained her at first to use such a skill upon her own family, she found their peace rewarding.

As her studies were advancing, and she was finding purpose, her clan suddenly degenerated into violent power struggles. A harsher than normal winter cost them many of their elder leaders, and those left to make decisions were woefully unprepared to take action. Factions began to spring up with warriors and hunters brawling openly in camp, older and younger leaders arguing publicly outside of council meetings, and murder and assassination becoming common for the first time. The clan had started to treat its own members as viciously as they did outsiders.

In treating one particularly sloppy act of poisoning, Alundra had seen enough to make her snap. She didn't understand how the people who had carried each other through so much hardship could turn on each other so quickly. She missed the good and loving acts of her childhood. Her world was destroyed, and it was time for her to leave. They would slaughter each other in time, and she didn't care to witness the rest of their fall. She packed her things and left without a goodbye, seeking a place where people treated each other better.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:08 PM
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Sounds fun. I'll check out the specs.

I'll roll something fun for this one.

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Old 02-14-2012, 07:42 AM
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Application format based on what I saw in the thread

Name: Fawkes Harkwin
Race: Human
Class: Fighter 1 / Warlock 2 (Melee specced)

Physical Description: Fawkes is somewhat irregular for a man of his profession. Rather than appear to be skinny and frail, he is relatively tall with broad shoulders and particularly muscular. His face is eerily symmetrical, with a pointed chin and eyes of a bright sapphire blue that appear to peer within one’s soul. His face is always clean shaven, while his light brown hair is kept long, usually down to his lower back. He wears a modified sleeveless chain shirt that he’s fitted underneath his long sleeveless robe. The robe is a silvery grey with golden trims and motifs, split in a “v” pattern at the bottom in the front and back. From the slits, it’s possible to see the large poofy black pants he wears on top of his silver greaves. His forearms are mostly covered by the rather large royal blue gauntlets he sports, shaped like claws and expanding more and more the closer it gets to his elbow. Fawkes usually adorns a royal blue cloak that covers his entire ensemble when he ties it in the front with a golden chain.

Background: Every night, as a child, Fawkes’ mother would tell him a tale before he went to sleep...

On the night where the moon shines a deep blue, a dragon of sapphire scales will lay with a woman, and set forth in her a curse of 100 years. This woman will give birth to a girl, and only one girl. This curse will continue generation to generation until the birth of the first son is produced. This son shall be given the heart of a dragon, as well as the ability to manipulate lightning and the forces that surround him. Only after he has proven himself worthy will he be able to harness the full power of the dragon.

-The Legend of the Blue Moon Dragon


She would always conclude the story by telling him that he was the son that the legend spoke of, and that his eyes were evidence of that, shining a blue similar to that of the moon on the night where it all began. This gave him the aspiration he needed to become the individual he is today. Through hard work and determination, he has studied the art of the dragon and has unearthed some of the inner power that resides inside of him. Though many who undergo this path become much more studious, Fawkes trained his martial prowess instead, using what little power he had discovered to further enhance his abilities.

Despite the legend being nothing more than – well, a legend – Fawkes has always gone through life with what felt like an otherworldly force watching over him. At first, Fawkes figured he was simply blessed with good luck, but in time, he learned to communicate with this entity, and has been able to call upon its power when he needs it. “There are forces in this world that we simply cannot comprehend. All that must be done, is learn how to use them.” Because of this attunement to the otherworldly force, Fawkes has a keen sense of hearing, as well as impressive concentration when dealing with tasks at hand.

Almost as soon as he could confidently wield a sword and defend himself adequately, Fawkes set out for the adventuring life, leaving his home town in hopes of finding bigger and better challenges in some of the more populated cities. It turns out however that people weren’t looking to hire someone that had next to no experience, and despite him spreading the legend to which he was the prodigy, people weren’t easily convinced, or they had previously trusted someone from a similar legend, often resulting in failure. Dissatisfied with himself, he decided to start from the bottom of the ladder, setting forth to the smaller communities that had requests posted in search of young blood. At first, all he could get his hands on were simple delivery requests, where caravans that had attempted the same had been ambushed by monsters. He grew tiresome of these deliveries however, since it didn’t challenge him enough. He wanted something that would push his limits more, give him a sense of adventure, a way to test his abilities. Most of these requests however demand that he not be by himself, and seeing as he had been travelling for a while, he didn’t have any allies that he could turn to. No, if he wanted an opportunity as such, he would have to find someone to hire him that could provide him with the group to work with. This is where all the contacts he developed through his small jobs have come in handy. Through them, he found word of someone who was looking for individuals to form a group. This could potentially be the opportunity Fawkes is looking for to finally test himself.

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I didn't write up a character sheet yet, but I could have one done if needed
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Looks pretty familiar. Didn't you apply the same concept to Kiiz's game, The Avildas Circle?
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<.<

Yes....

I'm terrible at writing backgrounds... I found this one to be sort of good, and I wanted to submit it in time. Only difference is I changed my class. Old one was a Sorcerer.
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Editing rolls is bad ju ju Moondragon.
It wasn't intentional. I added up the Con mods wrong. That's all it was.
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I don't think less of you for it. I remember it was something not warlock-y, I would have said battle mage if pressed. Works for me either way.

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Damn... I was workin' on Serena's sheet, too... All that was left was her equipment and skills.
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Thanks. I'll have my sheet up by the end of the night.
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Should have it done in a little while, thanks a lot
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