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[D&D 4E PbP]In the Wake of the Plague [OOC Thread]

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Wil
    Orphan, Hearthrob, Shiftless Layabout


    Wil doesn't really remember his parents. He occasionally catches scents or hears sounds that he thinks might remind him of them, but they died far too early for him to have known them at all. Being a local orphan, Wil grew up without a lot of direct adult supervision, and it shows. He's cocky, self-reliant and more than willing to steal someone else's supper if it means the difference between eating and going hungry. Luckily for Wil, he's grown into a handsome enough lad that he rarely dines alone unless he wants to. Most of his meals come at the expense of others, whether or not they know it.

    Wil's popularity is rather surprising given that he has no job. And no house. Really, no connections of any kind beyond the regulars at the local tavern and whichever bed he's trying to get into that night. When he can't find someone willing to share accommodations, he typically spends the entire evening drinking and getting into trouble before passing out in the morning in whatever strange house he wanders into after its occupants leave for work. His only real possessions are a few random keepsake objects, enough assorted household materials to comprise an equivalent to an Adventurer's Kit and the chainmail and halberd he won off a local guardsman in a hand of poker last week. Since he lacks a permanent residence, it's easier just to cart all that stuff around with him all the time. Besides, he's just charming enough that folks tend to forget that he's covered in a thick mesh of metal most of the time.

    Though he's been rather thoroughly altered by the plague, the changes are subtle enough that even Wil himself isn't aware that he is "different." He does "look young" compared to others his age (he seems to be around 18, instead of his actual mid-twenties) and he has a force of personality that borders on the supernatural. When Wil is enjoying himself, the entire bar is rocking. When Wil is angry, tempers flare and brawls break out. Being a self-centered n'er do well, Wil hasn't ever really thought to question these sorts of coincidences. He just takes them in stride, assuming that it's just another sign that the world truly does revolve around him.

    Wil, Half-Elf Ardent

    Appearance:
    Spoiler:

    Personality:

    Basically, the Fonz if he was willing to bang your mom to have a warm bed for the night, and then steal your silverware on the way out in the morning.

    We're reading Rifts. You should too. You know you want to. On Hiatus!

    Any gamers in the Danville, PA area? PM me if you're interested in some tabletop gaming.
  • licwidcakelicwidcake Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Nikelas Eladrin Ranger
    http://4e.orokos.com/sheets/2398

    Background:
    Spoiler:

    Personality:
    Spoiler:

    Token:
    Spoiler:

    Edited for spelling.

  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Just a heads up/reminder:

    I'll be closing submissions at 7:00pm EST today and start reviewing. I'll have the selections posted either tonight or tomorrow. Plan to get things rolling Friday.

  • SnowdownSnowdown Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Lilika Silverheart, Halfling Rogue

    Background:
    Spoiler:
    Personality:
    Spoiler:
    Picture & Token:
    Spoiler:

  • SquintsSquints Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I never got answers to my questions, so I'm sorry I can't expand on my background.

  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
  • SnowdownSnowdown Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    He said:

    Vimak is big... like, really big! The goliath may be able to pass off as simply a huge human - maybe tales of his mountain home having great fish and water that built him up had been passed about. The real tale could be that the plague has... augmented his body, causing him to grow into a form that is basically the Goliath class.

    I can expand on this background, if you wish and everything else passes your wants in terms of this campaign setting.

    I think he also asked if you had any background rules (I think you said General only)

  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oh, I did miss that as a question.

    Either of those explanations is fine with me. There would possibly be a mountain town somewhere to the southeast (as there are mountains in that direction). The town of Khenua as a whole wouldn't necessarily know of it, but that wouldn't prevent you from knowing.

    Alternately, warping as a cause of the plague is also acceptable.

  • smeejsmeej Registered User
    edited August 2010
    I'm so a prince that got turned into a bullywug. Submissions after I get home and massively work on MY pbp! >_>

    IT'S A SAD THING THAT YOUR ADVENTURES HAVE ENDED HERE!!
  • SquintsSquints Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Alright. Thanks :)

    Vimak

    Background:
    Spoiler:

  • SquintsSquints Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'll also note that since I am DMing my own game I am on the threads, like... all the time. Suffice to say, you won't be waiting on posts from me.

  • SnowdownSnowdown Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Same with me. DMing my own game, and working in a job that has lots of free time, so during the day no issues. in the evenings i'm unavailable until about 7:30-8pm most of the times, but post after that as well.

  • OloronOloron Registered User
    edited August 2010
    And now begins the waiting.

    /rolls D20 for party inclusion.... :)

  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It was an odd set of submissions this time.

    Striker: 3

    Leader: 1

    Controller: 3

    Defender: 2

    Hybrid Striker/Controller: 1

    We're reading Rifts. You should too. You know you want to. On Hiatus!

    Any gamers in the Danville, PA area? PM me if you're interested in some tabletop gaming.
  • smeejsmeej Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Ah well, didn't get in.

    IT'S A SAD THING THAT YOUR ADVENTURES HAVE ENDED HERE!!
  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Some of those roles got pretty crowded. Strikers is typical, Controllers is a little odd.

    We're reading Rifts. You should too. You know you want to. On Hiatus!

    Any gamers in the Danville, PA area? PM me if you're interested in some tabletop gaming.
  • OloronOloron Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Yeah - typical to see lots of strikers, but odd to have that many controllers.

  • SquintsSquints Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    smeej wrote: »
    Ah well, didn't get in.

    Where is the post in which he picked the party?

  • Crimson PhantomCrimson Phantom Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    He hasn't posted it yet...but the submission deadline has passed

    Spoiler:
  • Fondor_YardsFondor_Yards Elite Four Member: Hydra Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    He hasn't *as far as I can see* but submissions ended at 7 pm est and he posted at 8:21.

    Edit: Dam you Crimson Phantom, dam you!

    Secrets, lies, and tragedy. The trifecta.
    3DS Code: 5043-2172-1361
  • Crimson PhantomCrimson Phantom Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Bwahaha!! Sneakysneaky

    Spoiler:
  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Wil doesn't agonize.

    He's immune.
    Spoiler:

    We're reading Rifts. You should too. You know you want to. On Hiatus!

    Any gamers in the Danville, PA area? PM me if you're interested in some tabletop gaming.
  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Argh.

    I hate you people. :P

    I have spent a good couple hours agonizing over this. I liked the background stories, I like the concepts... but I had to whittle it down to five people. In some cases it basically came down to a glorified game of eeney-meaney-miney-moe.

    So congrats to these five:

    Aria, Human Psion, played by Oloron
    Celegar Pius, Genasi Paladin, played by Fondor_Yards
    Lilika Silverheart, Halfling Rogue, played by Snowdown
    Vimak, Goliath Barbarian, played by Squints
    Wil, Half-Elf Ardent, played by OptimusZed

    IC Thread will be up sometime tomorrow... maybe tonight if I'm able to get it together.

  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Wil winks at Aria.

    "Hey, baby. You've got quite the Charisma score there. Got some place we could be making Endurance checks together?"

    We're reading Rifts. You should too. You know you want to. On Hiatus!

    Any gamers in the Danville, PA area? PM me if you're interested in some tabletop gaming.
  • OloronOloron Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Aria raises an eyebrow at Wil, glances at his Halbard, and asks, "Compensating for something?"

  • SquintsSquints Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Ah, now I am DMing a game with an Aria and in a game with an Aria.

    Vimak shows Aria his Wil-sized greatsword.

  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    "Just an accurate representation. It's not really fair not to have any warning."

    We're reading Rifts. You should too. You know you want to. On Hiatus!

    Any gamers in the Danville, PA area? PM me if you're interested in some tabletop gaming.
  • OloronOloron Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Aria begins to think that Sarron might not be that bad after all.

  • OloronOloron Registered User
    edited August 2010
    By the way, you can use this if you need an image/token...

    Spoiler:

  • SquintsSquints Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    *Zim voice* I am a disgusting human! Seee?!?
    Spoiler:

  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oh, yeah, if you guys have an image you want to use for a token that's not the one posted with your character, go ahead and post it.

  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Any of the three I've posted would be fine. :P

    We're reading Rifts. You should too. You know you want to. On Hiatus!

    Any gamers in the Danville, PA area? PM me if you're interested in some tabletop gaming.
  • Fondor_YardsFondor_Yards Elite Four Member: Hydra Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Seesh if all humans are like this, I might be better off going back home...
    Spoiler:

    Secrets, lies, and tragedy. The trifecta.
    3DS Code: 5043-2172-1361
  • SquintsSquints Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I am not a hu- I mean, yes! Go home, for I am a filthy human!

  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    IC Thread is up!

    Post any mechanics in spoilers.

    My map is not posting properly... I'll get that edited into the second post shortly.

  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
  • SquintsSquints Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I have an idea for my character, if it would be alright with you DM.

    Basically, Vimak is trained in the ways of the sword and all that comes with being a barbarian. Generally, however, he isn't considered that great at it yet (level 1). While he is competitive like all Goliaths, he has yet to really give into his rage that unlocks his barbarian potential.

    I see Vimak looking human at the beginning of the campaign, and slowly morphing more into a Goliath with each battle. Like, growths begin to appear on his arms (the lithoderms that Goliaths have), his skin gets mottled grey and brown. He basically transforms in front of his party. The man first introduced in the town for the beginning of this adventure is nowhere near the man that returns for a well-deserved rest. Could add an interesting dynamic...

  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I like it.

    Is this a purely cosmetic idea, or were you figuring your gaining levels as a Barbarian would be a sort of mechanical representation of your change?

  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oh, in another game the DM asked us to post in the mechanics spoiler who is going next and who is "on deck"... and I liked it... so we'll do that, too.

    Example:
    Spoiler:

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