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mattrodstrom
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1/19/2011 3:32:00 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Since Ragnar's game has ended... the opportunity to Play DnD that you've been waiting for has finally come again :)

I think 5 is probably the magic # for a party... so..

Here you are:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

The first people to sign up get first dibs...

but, from the way the last game started, you'll probably have a pretty decent shot of getting in even if your on this second alternate list:

1.
2.
3.
...

Each player will have 2 days from their sign up time to submit a level 1 character.

If it's not submitted by then you essentially become tied with the 1st alternate for priority, with the first one to submit getting the spot.

and similarly with the remaining alternates if there's still no submission.

-- --

also, if anyone has to take a break for a while while we're playing.. or doesn't want to play.. or really gets attacked by a bear or something... then I'll message the alternate to see if they're still interested.
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1/19/2011 3:45:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 3:43:54 PM, OreEle wrote:
How long did the other game last?

months.
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1/19/2011 3:49:23 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 3:45:49 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/19/2011 3:43:54 PM, OreEle wrote:
How long did the other game last?

months.

You pretty much get everyone to do around one-two actions a day... so killing tons of bad guys takes a little while..

but some days go faster than others... if people are on.
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1/19/2011 3:51:12 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 3:49:48 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
I'm in, I think. I've never played a day in my life, though, so I'll probably be a straggler when it comes to game mechanics.

that's fine, it's really not that tough once you take a look at it..
it all tends to make sense.

Ever play NWN or Baldur's Gate??
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1/19/2011 3:52:41 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 3:32:00 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
Each player will have 2 days from their sign up time to submit a level 1 character.

make that 3 days...

I don't wanna rush people too bad, Myself included.
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1/19/2011 3:53:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 3:52:41 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/19/2011 3:32:00 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
Each player will have 2 days from their sign up time to submit a level 1 character.

make that 3 days...

I don't wanna rush people too bad, Myself included.

Can you help guide players in how to make their lvl 1 characters?
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Cody_Franklin
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1/19/2011 3:56:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 3:51:12 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/19/2011 3:49:48 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
I'm in, I think. I've never played a day in my life, though, so I'll probably be a straggler when it comes to game mechanics.

that's fine, it's really not that tough once you take a look at it..
it all tends to make sense.

Ever play NWN or Baldur's Gate??

Nope. I was more of a Warcraft and Diablo guy. :P
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1/19/2011 3:57:15 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 3:56:45 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 1/19/2011 3:51:12 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/19/2011 3:49:48 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
I'm in, I think. I've never played a day in my life, though, so I'll probably be a straggler when it comes to game mechanics.

that's fine, it's really not that tough once you take a look at it..
it all tends to make sense.

Ever play NWN or Baldur's Gate??

Nope. I was more of a Warcraft and Diablo guy. :P

Also, I read "Goblins", so I've had to pick up a few small things about D&D along the way to keep up with the story.
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1/19/2011 3:57:24 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 3:53:50 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 1/19/2011 3:52:41 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/19/2011 3:32:00 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
Each player will have 2 days from their sign up time to submit a level 1 character.

make that 3 days...

I don't wanna rush people too bad, Myself included.

Can you help guide players in how to make their lvl 1 characters?

yes. I've got to go to work in a little bit..

but I'll definitely be around to talk through what's what... and help sort out any choices you've got to make..

in the next couple days and throughout the game.
character creation's my favorite part :)
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mattrodstrom
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1/19/2011 4:09:43 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
oh, and noone get scared off by all the info....

but, for the more experienced people this here's what I'm thinking are going to be the limits on characters (new people I'll talk through what's what individually if you PM me):

Available Races:
All basic races : http://www.d20srd.org...

Further possibilities/restrictions:
At most 1 planetouched (tiefling or aasimar) in group
At most 1 Water Kobold http://www.d20srd.org...
And "Jungle Halflings" are available ;)

Available Classes:
All basic classes http://www.d20srd.org...,

& all paragon classes for given race http://www.d20srd.org...
(racial paragon classes are precluded to race-variants)

Further possibilities/restrictions: http://www.d20srd.org... link does Not mean Everything in the link is available... it's just the source of where I got the following variants. What is below is what's available, if you have any other ideas about what might work tell me about it.

Barbarian: No Dwarven barbarians (not that I have anything particular against them.. just campaign-wise)
And a barbarian can be of any listed variant, except if you want a "Horse" variant for a gnome or something

Bard: Savage Bard class variant

Cleric: Any listed variant

Druid: the deadly hunter "other" variant

Fighter: Any listed class variant

Ranger: Can forgo Fighting specialty… to get barbarian FastMovement, and Druid WildShape (small/med animal)
Also, as under the class feature variant, a ranger can choose a Favored Environment, rather than favored enemy

Rogue: either one of the two variants, not both.

Monk: 1 monk at most in the party, as there aren't any big monasteries anywhere near the campaign area.
A monk may choose any one style, and any can choose the "other" variant if they wish

Paladin: any listed variation I suppose…

Sorceror: can forgo a familiar in order to have animal companion as ½ level Druid

Wizard: can forgo scribe scroll/wizard feats to follow Fighter feat progression instead
If you want a variant specialist class that's listed… tell me which one… and I'll try to figure out my policy then.
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Ore_Ele
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1/19/2011 4:09:48 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 3:57:24 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/19/2011 3:53:50 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 1/19/2011 3:52:41 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/19/2011 3:32:00 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
Each player will have 2 days from their sign up time to submit a level 1 character.

make that 3 days...

I don't wanna rush people too bad, Myself included.

Can you help guide players in how to make their lvl 1 characters?

yes. I've got to go to work in a little bit..

but I'll definitely be around to talk through what's what... and help sort out any choices you've got to make..

in the next couple days and throughout the game.
character creation's my favorite part :)

Okay, well the closest I've played is Drakkhen from 1990, were you have dice rolled, and you have to allocate those numbers (so if you get a bad role, you are stuck with a bad character).
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1/19/2011 4:15:26 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 4:09:48 PM, OreEle wrote:
Okay, well the closest I've played is Drakkhen from 1990, were you have dice rolled, and you have to allocate those numbers (so if you get a bad role, you are stuck with a bad character).

yeah.. we're not gonna do dice rolls for abilities.. though that's how it used to work..

we'll do point buy, so you can have a bit more control.

I've got to go... I'll check in later tonight.
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M.Torres
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1/19/2011 6:45:31 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'm sort of interested. How will the game work online though? Are there character sheets?
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
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1/19/2011 6:46:04 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Yeah, I'm in. I've got a whole bunch of DnD books in PDF form.
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1/19/2011 6:50:47 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'll be an extra
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1/19/2011 8:55:59 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'm in as should doubtless be obvious.
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1/19/2011 8:58:43 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
1. Cody_Franklin.
2. Tvelliot
3. Ragnar_rahl
4. ???
5. ???

If I misread the extent of your certitude anyone, by exclusion or inclusion, feel free to correct me.

Extra: Korashk
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1/19/2011 9:08:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 8:58:43 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
1. Cody_Franklin.
2. Tvelliot
3. Ragnar_rahl
4. ???
5. ???

If I misread the extent of your certitude anyone, by exclusion or inclusion, feel free to correct me.


Extra: Korashk

You misread my name, does that count? :P
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1/19/2011 9:11:38 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
We should make sure we have the following roles filled somehow. Some can and some must must overlap.

Full Arcane Caster. (can be filled by wizard or sorceror)
Full Divine Caster. (can be filled by cleric or druid)
Means of dealing with social situations. (Tier 1: Paladin or Bard. Tier 2: Sorceror, Rogue, Cleric, or Druid. Rogue would be Tier 1 but making it social takes away heavily from its combat AND traps.
Means of dealing with traps. (Tier 1: Rogue. Tier 2: Summoner.
Means of meat shielding (tier 1: Paladin/Fighter/Barb, Tier 2: Cleric with both summons and melee, Druid with good wildshape focus and summons, wizard with HEAVY conjuration focus.
Means of providing physical strength (Tier 1: Barb/fighter Tier 1.5 Paladin Tier 2: Cleric with both summons and melee, Druid with good wildshape focus and summons, wizard with HEAVY conjuration focus.
Someone ranged and dextrous (rogue/ranger/bowfighter. Don't need to worry about this unless the rogue is melee. Having either a melee or ranged rogue is pretty much mandatory unless DM allows things like Beguiler or Scout, which these rankings assume no.).
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1/19/2011 9:12:13 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 9:08:50 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 1/19/2011 8:58:43 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
1. Cody_Franklin.
2. Tvelliot
3. Ragnar_rahl
4. ???
5. ???

If I misread the extent of your certitude anyone, by exclusion or inclusion, feel free to correct me.


Extra: Korashk

You misread my name, does that count? :P

No.
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1/19/2011 9:14:11 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Note that the people filling the Full Caster role should probably have a pretty good idea what they are doing, though it's not absolutely necessary. Even if you're filling multiple roles with some of the other types, those roles are less complicated and easier to mentor.
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1/19/2011 9:20:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 8:58:43 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
1. Cody_Franklin.
2. Tvelliot
3. Ragnar_rahl
4. ???
5. ???

If I misread the extent of your certitude anyone, by exclusion or inclusion, feel free to correct me.


Extra: Korashk

I think I'm in for the time being. Although I don't entirely understand how the game translates to a forum.
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

I'm an Apatheistic Ignostic. ... problem? ;D

I believe in the heart of the cards. .:DDO Duelist:.
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1/19/2011 9:21:16 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
You mentioned (I presume for reasons of availability in the setting) Tiefling or Aasimar. Those are level adjustment races I think.

Will the level adjustments be handled by standard rules (if so level 1 versions of them are impossible), or by taking away, say, 4 points per LA from point buy (that's how dungeons and dragons online handles their version of Drow), or by some other means?
\
also you said water kobolds but linked to regular. Do you mean aquatic kobolds?
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1/19/2011 9:22:16 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 9:20:01 PM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/19/2011 8:58:43 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
1. Cody_Franklin.
2. Tvelliot
3. Ragnar_rahl
4.M. Torres.
5. ???

^_^

If I misread the extent of your certitude anyone, by exclusion or inclusion, feel free to correct me.


Extra: Korashk

I think I'm in for the time being. Although I don't entirely understand how the game translates to a forum.

Rather simply really. Just linking to maps generated online in threads, DM rolls all dice, a few other minor adaptations.
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1/19/2011 9:23:06 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
oh, and is multiclassing/PrC's allowed?
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1/19/2011 9:24:59 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 9:22:16 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
At 1/19/2011 9:20:01 PM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/19/2011 8:58:43 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
1. Cody_Franklin.
2. Tvelliot
3. Ragnar_rahl
4.M. Torres.
5. ???


^_^

If I misread the extent of your certitude anyone, by exclusion or inclusion, feel free to correct me.


Extra: Korashk

I think I'm in for the time being. Although I don't entirely understand how the game translates to a forum.

Rather simply really. Just linking to maps generated online in threads, DM rolls all dice, a few other minor adaptations.

You seem very familiar with this all. How would I go about submitting a character? Is there a sheet we use online? Are all the players going to coordinate roles?

I'm sorry for sounding like such a newb, but I honestly am.
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

I'm an Apatheistic Ignostic. ... problem? ;D

I believe in the heart of the cards. .:DDO Duelist:.
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1/19/2011 9:28:35 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/19/2011 9:24:59 PM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/19/2011 9:22:16 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
At 1/19/2011 9:20:01 PM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/19/2011 8:58:43 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
1. Cody_Franklin.
2. Tvelliot
3. Ragnar_rahl
4.M. Torres.
5. ???


^_^

If I misread the extent of your certitude anyone, by exclusion or inclusion, feel free to correct me.


Extra: Korashk

I think I'm in for the time being. Although I don't entirely understand how the game translates to a forum.

Rather simply really. Just linking to maps generated online in threads, DM rolls all dice, a few other minor adaptations.

You seem very familiar with this all.
I ran the first game on this forum

How would I go about submitting a character?
That's up to the new DM, but while he's at work and before I go to Judo I'll tell ya the way I ran it i PMed everyone a crapton of rules and stuff to fill in, and the submission was all text in the PMs

Is there a sheet we use online?
Not last time, but Matt could surprise us.

Are all the players going to coordinate roles?
That's what I'm trying to make sure we do. If Matt has a problem with that he'll let us know. :P
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1/19/2011 9:31:59 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Well I'm interested in playing a Paladin or a Rogue, I guess. Anyone else have preferred classes?
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

I'm an Apatheistic Ignostic. ... problem? ;D

I believe in the heart of the cards. .:DDO Duelist:.