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mattrodstrom
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10/16/2011 10:01:50 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Who wants to play DnD?!?

1. (ragnar)
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3.
4.
5.
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mattrodstrom
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10/16/2011 10:10:48 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Also.. start thinking about the type characters you'll want.

races: http://www.d20srd.org...

classes: (base classes) http://www.d20srd.org...
and, http://www.d20srd.org...

I'm not yet decided if we're going to Roll ability scores or use a point-buy system..

Also... don't worry if you don't know what I'm talkin bout here.. but:
note that I'll be treating armor as damage-reducing: http://www.d20srd.org...
and they will probably need to be repaired after too much abuse.

those w/o helmets will have auto-confirm criticals on them.. but wearing a helmet will have minor sensory and spellcasting drawbacks.

Also... the skill Appraise will be used like 'lore' checks... that is it'll be by means of 'appraise' that you can identify an item..
- the DC for identifying a magic item will be base 10 harder than normal.. and another level for each caster-level required to make that item...
- skill ranks in spell-craft reduce this Added 'magic item' DC on a 1:1 basis
- the "identify" spell will add 11-19 points to appraise skill-checks made in the next half-hour, dependent upon your caster-level

the couple of rules above are still somewhat tentative to change in content a bit.. but the overall character will stay the same.

if anyone has suggestions.. Make'em
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mattrodstrom
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10/16/2011 10:14:50 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/16/2011 10:11:39 AM, ln074246 wrote:
2. its me, ln074246!

oh no!! not ln074246 :/ !!!
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Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
mattrodstrom
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10/16/2011 10:34:30 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
sorry screwed up on the links above..

These are Also some available classes:
http://www.d20srd.org...
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Metaphysics:
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Ragnar_Rahl
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10/16/2011 12:15:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
What on earth?

It's a... female!
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Ragnar_Rahl
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10/16/2011 12:35:08 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
And yes, we're in.

If we're rolling ability scores, it's fun to have a rule where people roll them in order and make whatever class they can with those ability scores-- but only for experienced players. Pretty dangerous to total newbies without a lot of guidance, but then again, so is rolling scores at all, a newbie rolls lower than the rest and they are in double trouble :P

If you want to roll something with less effect on game balance, one option is to have a big table of races for your setting and roll that (This would be pretty much mandatory in 4e if you needed to randomize some element of character generation, but in 3.5 you can still get away with rolling scores). A "Real" character could plausibly have spent his childhood doing his homework and get more int, doing athletics and getting stronger, selling popcorn and getting more cha, etc, but they can't change who their parents were. The bigger the table of races, the more fun this is. As long as it also uses the level-adjustment-as-lessened-point-buy-rule (level adjustments are typically crippling to characters), it shouldn't affect balance too much.
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Ragnar_Rahl
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10/16/2011 12:35:35 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
And yes, I'm in.

What is this error I don't even.
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drafterman
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10/18/2011 11:13:52 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/16/2011 10:01:50 AM, mattrodstrom wrote:
Who wants to play DnD?!?

1. (ragnar)
2.
3.
4.
5.

I've always admired DnD from a distance, but have never played in person. How are you proposing that this be done. What are the rules and format? This sounds interesting.
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10/18/2011 11:22:11 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/18/2011 11:13:52 AM, drafterman wrote:
At 10/16/2011 10:01:50 AM, mattrodstrom wrote:
Who wants to play DnD?!?

1. (ragnar)
2.
3.
4.
5.

I've always admired DnD from a distance, but have never played in person. How are you proposing that this be done. What are the rules and format? This sounds interesting.

If you browse the website he posted for the races/classes etc., it has a pretty thorough explanation of the rules of DnD. I think the specifics will be decided once we have everybody signed up.
Ragnar_Rahl
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10/18/2011 1:17:52 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
If you wanna see how D&D works....

The first and longest campaign on this site:

http://www.debate.org...

http://www.debate.org...

http://www.debate.org...

http://www.debate.org...

http://www.debate.org...

http://www.debate.org...

Matt's last attempt:

http://www.debate.org...

Puck's attempt at a Gamma World campaign, similar to D&D:

http://www.debate.org...
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mattrodstrom
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10/19/2011 10:06:15 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
ragnar, ln, googlemabob

so... 2 spots left!
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10/25/2011 4:44:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'm tempted, just how much of my time will this be consuming, plus whats the dealio with the timezone differences?
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mattrodstrom
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10/25/2011 5:00:30 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/25/2011 4:44:50 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
I'm tempted, just how much of my time will this be consuming,

if you could check in to post once a day that's good enough..

It'll probably go on for a good long time..
hopefully :/

plus whats the dealio with the timezone differences?

Shouldn't be a problem i'd think so long as you check in around once a day.
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Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
Ragnar_Rahl
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10/25/2011 6:19:33 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
4 people is a decent party (indeed, the party size every edition of D&D has been built around), might get more recruits after it gets going.

3 is survivable, probably works better with gestalt or a DMPC meatshield or trapmonkey though.
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10/26/2011 4:19:21 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/25/2011 5:00:30 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 10/25/2011 4:44:50 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
I'm tempted, just how much of my time will this be consuming,

if you could check in to post once a day that's good enough..

It'll probably go on for a good long time..
hopefully :/

plus whats the dealio with the timezone differences?

Shouldn't be a problem i'd think so long as you check in around once a day.

Fair enough, with that in mind put me down.
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mattrodstrom
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10/27/2011 11:09:22 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Okeydokes.. I think it's time to roll ability scores :)

I'll probably do it through PM's... one with all of you I think.
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Ragnar_Rahl
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10/27/2011 6:01:44 PM
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ln074246, is your elf ranger gonna be mainly running around with a bow, two swords, sword and spiked shield...?
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Ragnar_Rahl
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10/27/2011 11:59:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
This website. It's a play by post game, like Mafia.

See the links 8 posts above you, Mengele? Those are links to threads in which similar playing took place.

For the purposes of this website, the DM rolls the dice, because debate.org doesn't have a die roller.

Character building and stuff are usually mostly handled by PMs, but the actual play happens in the threads. The DM usually makes combat maps with a set of coordinates , and updates them every round or so, whenever it starts to get confusing to trace from the map's position with people's posted moves. The maps are hosted offsite, it depends on the DM, he might link to an image host if he makes them with something like Maptool, or might link to a site like pastehtml (an html host) if the map was made with this: http://home.broadpark.no...
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mattrodstrom
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10/28/2011 6:01:39 AM
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i'd be good taking one more signup if someone wants to... and further replacements too.
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."