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Old 10-09-2019, 06:00 AM
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So, what now? We seem to have a solid base of players, but how do I get a game folder?
The moderators will probably see that the advertisement thread was successful and create one soon. Hopefully they'll get yours up within the next three days so you have prep time before the deadline. You might get more applicants too
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:08 AM
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At least one more application here!

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Name: Rana Flanne
Race: Half-Elf
Class: Conscript (Scout Sphere specialization)
Ship Role: Lookout, Navigator, Ranged Attack

Personality: Rana has always been restless, leaping from one new interest to another and struggling to settle. Her mother says itís that perhaps she takes after her blood father who traveled so far to Maro, and then kept going. Maro is big, and Rana has not yet seen all of it, but the tales of travelers entrance her and sheís been looking for a chance to travel beyond itís borders. Rana is friendly towards others and curious about their journeys, though conversation can be unpredictable as she jumps from one topic to the next.

Motivations: To see the world. There are so many tales she has heard and she wants to see them for herself, have her own adventures and tales. If she does well, thereís plenty of money to be made in adventuring, perhaps enough to move her family into one of the new districts of Maro. Gain a good enough reputation to walk through a gate to Castrovel and see the other land she comes from and what itís like to be among that much green.

Backstory: Raised in Maro, Rana is the result of short and pleasant relationship between her mother a visiting elf from Sovyrian. It was only after he had left that her mother became aware she was pregnant. While a message was sent after her blood father, no one at home was sure if he ever received it. Rana never felt the lack growing up. Her family was large, and she had no shortage of adults to rely on or playmates to enjoy her time with.

The old districts are not the safest places, but her extended family lived close together, with a few other families who could be relied on to look out for each other. Venturing beyond the safety of her home street was an adventure the young Rana frequently embarked on whenever she could. The visiting travellers were also a wonder, different styles of dress, and languages, and the trade goods. Sneaking into one of the local taverns after a large caravan arrived was always worthwhile as stories were traded. And she learnt how to spot a fight brewing and get out before it started.

Reaching adulthood meant the struggle between what was here in Maro, and what lay beyond it intensified. In her family the furthest anyone had moved was into the building next door when more space was needed, but Rana knew she had to travel further than that.

Antor Hemmin: Even though Rana has always wanted to travel, she lacked wealth and experience. Her reputation for finding trouble as she followed her curiosity certainly didinít help. But Antor seems as in need of a crew as she is in need of a chance so she signed up.

I know you said most firearms were available, but Iíd like some more detail as I figure out whether to invest rely on bows or firearms for ranged combat. Are advanced firearms included in the Gunsmithing feat? Which level of firearm availability are you using for the campaign?
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:00 AM
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Commonplace Guns: While still expensive and tricky to wield, early firearms are readily available. Instead of requiring the Exotic Weapon Proficiency feat, all firearms are martial weapons. Early firearms and their ammunition cost 25% of the amounts listed in this book, but advanced firearms and their ammunition are still rare and cost the full price to purchase or craft.

For this game, however, I feel uncomfortable with advanced firearms, they are too close to western in feeling and too far from fantasy.
Let's stick to early firearms.
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:07 AM
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In regards to carrying traditions, are those basically packages you've made that any casters have to pick from, and all spell casting will incur the penalties and boons of their chosen tradition package?
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:36 AM
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Commonplace Guns: While still expensive and tricky to wield, early firearms are readily available. Instead of requiring the Exotic Weapon Proficiency feat, all firearms are martial weapons. Early firearms and their ammunition cost 25% of the amounts listed in this book, but advanced firearms and their ammunition are still rare and cost the full price to purchase or craft.

For this game, however, I feel uncomfortable with advanced firearms, they are too close to western in feeling and too far from fantasy.
Let's stick to early firearms.
The longrifle is based on the rifle so it would make some sense to use Advanced. It doesn't actually give a lot over primitive (metal cartridges, misfires, another shot or two). No stuffing shot and powder down the muzzle and no exploding muskets.
If you want to avoid "western in feeling" you could limit the use of pistols or other one-handed firearms.

Also, isn't the deadline the 13th? I think a couple of submissions are still WIP.

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Old 10-09-2019, 06:19 PM
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@Seasons End
They are not compulsory packages, I made these four to be easy to pick from. If you have something else in mind, I'm listening.

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That sounds reasonable, although essentially I don't mind if you use advanced firearms if you keep the fluff fantasy-style. So, advanced firearms are a go, but they need to look / feel / sound like fantasy equipment.

Yeah, deadline is 13th. Why?

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Old 10-09-2019, 07:23 PM
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Oh no worries, just making sure it wasn't getting cut short.

As a sidenote, a number of factors caused me to rejigger my build thoughts into a crossbow-wielding Temporal Trapper (the other Champion Ranger archetype).
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:03 PM
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Ok, background is done. Keep running out of time this week to work on anything. Thankfully the rest is a lot easier.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:49 PM
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Controlling the weather doesn't come easy, especially on a world with a thinner atmosphere. The magical signs is the tattoos on Salazar, the somatics developed along with using four arms (:

Meteoric Locus Tradition:
Somatic Casting [Core]: You must gesture to cast spells—a process that requires you to have at least 1 hand unoccupied. When using magic, you cannot wear armor heavier than light without incurring a chance of arcane spell failure. You may select this drawback twice. If taken a second time, you cannot wear any armor or use a shield without incurring a chance of arcane spell failure.
Mental Focus: Your magic requires you to have a focus that is not always possible to achieve. You normally have focus, but lose it whenever you fail a save versus mind-affecting magic, have a critical hit confirmed on you, or a condition causes you to lose the ability to concentrate (such as being nauseated or helpless or failing an enforced concentration check such as from being entangled). Using magic without your mental focus requires you to make a concentration check (DC 20 + 1/2 caster level) to produce the desired effect. Failure means time (and any spell points) are spent, but no effect happens. If focus is lost, the caster can refocus by meditating as a full-round action that provokes attacks of opportunity.
Magical Signs [Core]: Your magic is accompanied by a tell-tale sign; for example, your body glows brightly, the sound of tortured souls shriek as you cast, feelings of a deep chill affect all creatures within 30 ft. All nearby creatures know when you are using magic, as well as the nature of the magic used.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:37 PM
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Think I've got it all done now. I might clean up some things here and there, but she's ready otherwise. I'd love some feedback.
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:44 PM
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Shobhad (toned down): 16 RP
+2 Dex or +2 Wis
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Also, to get other PCs to an even level, everyone with a non-Shobhad PC can spend RPs as cultural background to bring their PC up to 16 RPs.
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Name: Janxir Mung
Race: Human
Class: Gunslinger (Musket Master)
Ship Role: Guard and rifleman

Description While being of average height for the typical human, long black disheveled hair, grey eyes and light skin, the only thing that stands out on Janxir is his dark gray leather armor which he wears with pride. The 2 patches on his arm are for a company that no longer exists, loyal to a disposed and slaughtered king. The musket slung across his back and the saber always at his side is part of the few remnants of a military life he was lucky enough to survive, and is never without them. He bears the scars of war including lashes across his back from being taken prisoner and tortured by a feudal lords army. He has very few possessions and what he does have he carries in or on his soldiers travel pack. A man with no home, he roams wherever he can to find work.

Personality: His mild tempered, quiet, and reserved persona hides the soldier within that is quick to act against unwanted aggression and one of the first to come to the aid of those who cannot protect themselves as long as it does not deviate him from his duty which he takes very seriously. When it comes to loyalty and watching out for those he fights side by side with, he generally replies with “through my chest into your back if needed.” He likes to travel and has made it a point to see as much of the realm as possible and will jump at the chance to go anywhere new.

Backstory: Born in a brother, Janxir was the illegitimate son of a military officer. He grew up around the slums, the sewers and the dregs of the capital. As a young boy, he was constantly getting into trouble, stealing food, merchant goods or anything he wanted. As a teenager he lived a rough life on the street. The Madam of the brother had kicked him out when he was found taking pleasure for free from one of the prostitutes who had fancied him. Forced to live on the street more than he had ever needed to, Janxir ran with a group of misfit and unwanted delinquents just like himself until the day he was of age and had just been caught breaking into a merchants warehouse.

The second part of his life started when he was convicted of theft and was given the choice to serve in the military or spend 5 years in hard labor. He saw both choices as the same except one let you travel and get paid and the other would give you only a fair chance of getting killed for food. He ‘volunteered’ to enlist and because of his hard life, was able to make it through basic training for the company of “his type”. Janxir learned to use a sword properly and managed to make the rank of private and left the rank of “chosen man” aside. He was soon deployed to the border where the neighboring kingdom had begun raiding local farms and villages. He would normally patrol in a group of 10 which always had 1 or 2 Musket Masters, he marveled at them and the use of the musket and the few time he was allowed to shoot one, he found he was good at shooting.

Over time and many requests, he was finally granted training with muskets and pistols. Training with a different class of soldiers, he learnt to keep his cool, to show manners and to read and write. He was still the bastard of the group but he found that for once he didn’t mind.

After 1 year of being at the border, the neighboring kingdom began to lay claim to towns and villages at the border and soon a full-fledged war erupted. Within the first 4 months he and his platoon were captured and after a fierce fight, he and the few surviving members were taken prisoner and were beaten and tortured mercilessly. It was during the winter when he and other prisoners were being taken to the enemy capital for execution that the convoy of wagons were attacked by raiders from his lieges army. He was returned to his unit, nursed back to health and returned to active duty. Over time the war began to take a dire turn and with the help of mercenary goblins, the tide finally turned against him and his homeland was conquered. All now ex-members of the army he called home were rounded up and killed to avoid any resistance groups forming. Taking all that he had at the time which was what the army gave him plus a bag of gold given to him by a rich family who hired him to get them out of the kingdom, Janxir left the place he called home to explore the realm. He had only seen what was in the boundary of the kingdom and the inside of an enemy cell.

He parted ways with the nobles he had sworn to see to safety and watched the ship they sailed on leave harbor. After purchasing a few things in the market, Janxir returned to the docks and went looking for work in exchange for pay and the chance to see the world. He found a spot on an air ship as a guard and rifleman in case of emergency. It was something new and different and exactly what he was looking for.

Sample of Play Janxir had just laid down on his bedroll. His platoon was using an old crumbled stone guard house as their base of operation along the roads leading through the mountains. The nights were cold and he threw a few more pieces of firewood onto the small fire beside him before he wrapped himself up. There was a light layer of snow on the ground and the newly falling snow made the night even darker than it was. His comrades were still sitting around the main fire in the old hearth talking and telling tall tales. They weren’t a bad bunch once you got to know then and overlooked the way they looked down on you if you’re upbringing wasn’t proper. At least he had earned their respect in battle and as such they treated him with a measure of dignity.

As he began to drift off, he was awoken to the blood curdling cry of one of his comrades’. His eyes flew open in time to see a lancer, a man he had a friendship with, fall backwards with a long dark arrow in his chest. “ALARM! GOBLINS ARE ATTAC…” The man’s words were cut short as an arrow pierced his neck and he fell to the ground grabbing at his neck and blood gurgling from his mouth. Janxir immediately grabbed his musket and ammo pouch and slung it over his shoulder. Jumping out of his bedroll, Janxir raced to the wall to face his attackers as his comrades fell one by one to the barrage of goblin arrows. Cocking back the flintlock on the musket, revealing the pan half filled with coarse black powder, Janxir sat up, and glanced quickly towards the tree line some 50 feet away. He could see dark shapes moving against the pale blue moonlight snow and could hear the soft whistle of arrows as they flew past. Resting the musket on the stones he took cover behind, he aimed at one of the dark shapes and squeezed the trigger.

Sparks sprayed as the flint of the cock struck the steel frizzen igniting the powder in the pan. The flash it created was complimented almost at once with a loud bang and with a puff of fire and smoke, a lead ball flew through the air and into the snowy darkness. He heard a goblin scream and thrash and smiled knowing his round had struck home. He ducked back down behind the wall and pulled a paper packet from his pouch. Biting and tearing off the top, he tipped some of its contents carefully into breech and then poured the rest into the muzzle of the barrel with the remainer of the paper cartridge. He pulled the ram rod from underneath the barrel and packed the shot down before securing the rod and pulled back the flintlock. “Go on Janxy boy, we got goblins to kill” he said to himself and instantly got up. As he was about to rest the rifle on the wall, he found himself almost eye to eye with 2 goblins. The both froze in their run as he did in surprise before he quickly recovered his wits and pointed at one and pulled the trigger. The musket again erupted in fire and smoke and there was almost instantly a sickening thud and crunch as the face of the goblin immediately before him exploded in a mist of dark blood. It’s body shivered and collapsed as the other goblin growled and charged Janxir.

He had just enough time to pull back as the goblins sword narrowly missed his face, leaving only a small cut on the bridge of his nose. Janxir staggered to get on his feet as the creature leaped over the wall only to be met by the butt of Janxirs rifle to the head, which knocked the goblin to the ground. Janxir bludgeoned the creatures head one more and again before he crouched and again began reloading his musket.



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Old 10-12-2019, 10:59 AM
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Slightly changed my class back to a standard elementalist. Hurling lightning bolts is just too good to pass up
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I really like what you did here, full of story and possible ideas for plots and subplots. I suppose the people 'closing the net' are followers of Pharasma?

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That Meteoric Locus Tradition looks interesting.

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Born in a brothel, I suppose?
Nice and detailed background, but I'm wondering if you are aware that the game's setting is Akiton. It is 5 in the morning when I post this and I'll choose players today, so you still have some time to update the background.

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Old 10-13-2019, 03:51 AM
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Here's a possible crest for the ship. This reminds me of the red wings in final fantasy.

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