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[D&D 4E PbP] Carrion Crown OOC thread ("They're coming to get you, Cranea.")

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  • Smoove OperatorSmoove Operator Registered User regular
    Skarsol, Lanlaorn, Steelhawk --> I wants to read about your characters!

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  • SteelhawkSteelhawk Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    For Your Consideration:

    Xen'Kar T'Lassa, Drow Scorpion Wraith (Marauder Ranger)


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    Background et al.
    Spoiler:

    CB Summary
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    I've never heard of the Carrion Crown before, but it sounds cool. And I can post often. I've played in a few games here on the boards and am currently playing in Aegis's Lair Assault game and Sakutians's Lair Assault-y Jabba's Palace game.

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  • TiamatZTiamatZ Freeze...and burn! Double TroubleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Less than a few hours left folks, and I see some very interesting and diverse subs here :D

    Ain't gonna lie, sifting through them for the final 6 isn't going to be easy...

    Edit: An updated list of subs so far...

    Leaders:
    Kledge Black, Human Artificer (Bearrorrist) Post
    Valagard Marnasdóttir, Dwarven cleric (MMAgCh) Post

    Controllers:
    Cranea Treesong, Hamadryad Witch (Wizard) (Witch_Hunter_84) Post

    Melee Strikers:
    Airyc Smithsson, Half-Orc Bodyguard (Slayer) (DaMoonRulz) Post
    Xen'Kar T'Lassa, Drow Scorpion Wraith (Marauder Ranger) (Steelhawk) Post
    Saladar Zantiesh, Changeling Hexblade (Anialos) Post

    Range Strikers:
    Darrius LeCroix, Human Ranger (Bow) (Smoove Operator) Post
    Winterbloom Hoarfrost, Pixie Thief (Crossbow) (skarsol) Post
    Kal Reed, Wild Magic Sorcerer (Faraz) Post

    Defenders:
    Drellethenne Y'sthrennelle, Revenant Eladrin Fighter (Grog) Post
    Sohpia Gladewyne, Paladin of Erathis. (Vanir) Post

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  • skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    I've been wrestling over a couple different personalities for my submission but I think I've finally settled. Post should be updated in a couple hours.

    why are you smelling it?
  • LanlaornLanlaorn Registered User regular
    Skarsol, Lanlaorn, Steelhawk --> I wants to read about your characters!

    Sure, if you're interested I actually wrote up the text back on Tuesday and had it saved to drafts here, but a haphazard week conspired against me and while I thought I'd be able to do a last minute submission late tonight, I have since remembered that EST to GMT converts the other way and my slow character mechanics decision making isn't something I can do at work, lol.

    I guess I'll try to finish up post deadline tonight but not exactly holding out hope since Witch Hunter's dryad witch is a neat character. Anyway spoiler text for the curious:
    Spoiler:

  • skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Post updated. I actually envisioned her as more melee than ranged, but was going for versatility. :)

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  • TiamatZTiamatZ Freeze...and burn! Double TroubleRegistered User regular
    And submissions are...

    CLOSED !

    all new submissions will be ignored.

    Check back tomorrow (or during this weekend, depending on how busy my weekend schedule is) for chosen submissions.


    Good luck!

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  • skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    Oh, FWIW I'm not currently playing any other PBPs and I've not seen this module before.

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  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Neat submissions all around! I can't wait to get this thing rolling.

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  • Smoove OperatorSmoove Operator Registered User regular
    11 person party? It could work.

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  • TiamatZTiamatZ Freeze...and burn! Double TroubleRegistered User regular
    Welcome everyone to the one (and only)...

    Carrion Crown Submission Awards

    Seems we only have a few candidates here, but what they make up for quantity, they more than make it up in quality. Some really good subs here people, and i can tell you... it was torture having to sift through these awesome characters. There are some recognizable faces here and there, but other than that, the rest are completely new players and underdogs.

    First off, I’d like to thank everyone for their submissions. All of them were awesome to read, but unfortunately, only 6 will make it to the game, so let’s get started…

    Normally, I’d list 3 nominees from each respective role, but since some of them barely have even 2 players in their respective roles, I’ll set to announcing the winner in each role instead. I WILL however, post a list of nominees for the 6th spot, since there were 4 that I had to carefully decide upon, since they were the 4 that were just as good as the 5 chosen subs (both mechanically and thematically). As is the tradition, we'll go alphabetically, starting with Controller, Defender, Leader, Striker (Melee) and Striker (Range) rounding it off with the Personal choice.

    Now without further ado, let's start with the Controllers.


    Controller:
    Not much to say here, other than...
    Spoiler:


    Defender:
    Was a very tough choice here, but since Vanir never posted a Character Sheet, the winner is...
    Spoiler:


    Leader:
    Again, not much here to say, other than...
    Spoiler:


    Striker (Melee) Nominees:
    Some VERY good strikers here, so I ultimately decided to go on fluff here.
    Spoiler:


    Striker (Range) Nominees:
    Just as above, some very good Range Strikers here to choose from. Ultimately, I went with...
    Spoiler:


    Now that we have one for each specified role, the last position will be based on the DM’s preferences.

    6th Party Member Nominees:
    These 4 nominees were what I (honestly) consider to be just as good as the previous 5 submissions seen above. As such, I find it only fair to post the nominees 1st, before choosing a final winner, if only to show you guys what a difficult choice it was for me...

    1)Kal Reed, Wild Magic Sorcerer by Faraz: I liked the idea of a con artist turned (somewhat) humble after a chance meeting the Professor, not to mention Wild Sorcerers are fun to party with.

    2) Xen'Kar T'Lassa, Drow Scorpion Wraith (Marauder Ranger) by Steelhawk: I liked the idea of a jungle born savage going out of his home to witness the horrors of Ustalav; a fish out of water story if you will.

    3) Kledge Black, Human Artificer by Bearrorrist: Not only are Artificers cool, but I also found the idea of an Artificer making Industrial Aged (I.E. large, klunky and complex), arcane-driven machinery and doodads to be quite refreshing.

    4) Saladar Zantiesh, Changeling Hexblade by Anialos: A travelling adventurer with a thirst for knowledge, adventure and artifacts, while at the same time being able to learn from others AND keep his own knowledge (AKA secrets) to himself. What’s not to like?

    In the end though, only one would make it in, so let’s all welcome...
    Spoiler:

    From this moment on, this thread will become our OOC thread. I suggest all players complete/finalize their character sheets, find any pictures for their characters (should the original one not be adequate enough), modify/tweak their characters for optimum party performance (like skills etc.), trim backgrounds and other stuff. I also require a short introduction/description of your character (a few sentences worth) from you all (PM it to me). Check out the opening thread of my Curse of the Crimson Throne or Council of Thieves IC threads, under the Cast section for any examples of what I’m looking for. If you want, you can also PM me a final picture/portrait of your character. Once you’ve agreed on your final picture, I will post a token of your character along with your written description.

    And lastly, I require a Treasure List of items for your characters between Level 2 ----> Level 7 (So you’ll have a list with one Level 2 item, one level 3 item, one level 4 item etc.). Once again, PM me.

    We'll start our IC thread sometime either tomorrow (19th) or on Monday (20th) the latest (depending on how busy I am this weekend, and how quickly the winners PM me their stuff).

    Thank you and good night (or good day, depending on your timezone)!

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  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    All I can say to the irony of my character is we become that which we hunt! Congrats to my fellow acceptees, to those that didn't make it, there will be other games and with submissions like those you're sure to get in them.

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  • GrogGrog My sword is only steel in a useful shape.Registered User regular
    Hooray! Entry by default! PM on the way.

    And man is it hard to find pictures of eladrin that aren't... feminine.

  • SteelhawkSteelhawk Registered User regular
    So close! Have fun everybody!

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  • AnialosAnialos RPG MPD patient #1 Registered User regular
    Gratz everyone!

    Dichotomy wrote: »
    I play a lot of video games but I wouldn't call myself a "gamer" because "gamer" has become a pretty fucking disgusting label

    like "skinhead" or "republican"
  • skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    Aww, not even an honorable mention! :P Grats you guys, have fun. :)

    why are you smelling it?
  • BearrorristBearrorrist Registered User regular
    Woohoo. Time to make something that blows up at the wrong time. If anyone finds a picture they think might work better, PM me with it. Also I believe I will redo my Daily, any comments?

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    And if anyone has suggestions for me, I'm open to them. The online character builder won't let me wear a spiked gauntlet and wield an execution axe at the same time. What say you, Tiamat, on the matter?

    Edit: I'm watching Thor & Loki:Blood Brothers on Netflix right now, thus explaining the phrasing of the last sentence.

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  • MMAgChMMAgCh remember tomorrow. Registered User regular
    Looks like this is going to be a thing. (PM sent.)

    Seeing as how we'll have two leaders, I'm considering swapping out my encounter power, at least, for something more offensive-focused. (To be specific, to one of the Dragon 400 powers that lets the party make attack rolls against the target's lowest defence rather than whatever they normally target.) Thoughts?

  • GrogGrog My sword is only steel in a useful shape.Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    MMAgCh wrote:
    Seeing as how we'll have two leaders, I'm considering swapping out my encounter power, at least, for something more offensive-focused. (To be specific, to one of the Dragon 400 powers that lets the party make attack rolls against the target's lowest defence rather than whatever they normally target.) Thoughts?

    That sounds useful for a party with two fighters in it, especially since one of them's a slayer. That's one of the drawbacks of essentials martial classes, they'll only ever target AC.
    Also I believe I will redo my Daily, any comments?
    Interesting thing about Obedient Servant, it deals damage to "Any marked enemy" as opposed to 'marked by the servant', so it could lay out a fair amount of damage if kept near the tank.

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  • Smoove OperatorSmoove Operator Registered User regular
    If anyone sees anything that I could rearrange for the sake of the party let me know. Powers-wise, I don't think I have any options that "play nice with others", but I can certainly redo my skills. Right now my party-friendly skills are nature/perception/stealth.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    As an Essentials character I don't have much to choose from, but I'm open to advice on how best to optimize the big lunkhead.

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  • BearrorristBearrorrist Registered User regular
    PM sent.

    I swapped a feat around and dropped Heroic Effort for Magic Weapon as an extra at-will. Kledge

  • GrogGrog My sword is only steel in a useful shape.Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote:
    As an Essentials character I don't have much to choose from, but I'm open to advice on how best to optimize the big lunkhead.

    Well you could squeeze out another +1 to hit if you had 20 str and 16 dex without sacrificing damage. Otherwise you're probably better suited with using Axe Expertise and a greataxe, gives you the same outcome as an execution axe, except you're also getting expertise bonus to hit.

    That kind of fiddling won't have much bearing at low levels though.

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    I thought the execution axe had a higher proficiency than the greataxe, but I didn't check. I kept the dex up so that he could still throw things if he was immobilized or slowed at a point where he couldn't move then charge.

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  • GrogGrog My sword is only steel in a useful shape.Registered User regular
    That works too. And with an 18 dex you can go with hide armor for the mobility.

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    I guess I don't fully get how armor bonuses work.

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  • GrogGrog My sword is only steel in a useful shape.Registered User regular
    Light armour adds your dex/int bonus, so generally if you've got a dex/int of +4 or more it's better to use light armour.

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Ahhh, ok. So why does scale armor end up that same as hide armor?

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  • GrogGrog My sword is only steel in a useful shape.Registered User regular
    Scale is heavy, so you'd just get the straight +7 armor. Hide armor is light, so you'd get the +3 armor bonus and a +4 dex bonus.

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    oooOOOOOoooh *insert 'The More You Know' gif*

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  • TiamatZTiamatZ Freeze...and burn! Double TroubleRegistered User regular
    OK! You guys sent me everything I needed. IC thread coming up soon...

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  • TiamatZTiamatZ Freeze...and burn! Double TroubleRegistered User regular
    IC thread is A-Go!

    Welcome to Ustalav boys!

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  • GrogGrog My sword is only steel in a useful shape.Registered User regular
    TiamatZ wrote:
    Edit 2: I’ll also add a Youtube song to represent what mood/theme is currently evoked in the scene. Tell me what you guys think in the OOC thread.

    Is this what you were looking for?

  • BearrorristBearrorrist Registered User regular
    I like the song. Reminded me of this scene.

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    I don't want to be the first one to post.

    What are trust points?

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  • Smoove OperatorSmoove Operator Registered User regular
    your gold now DaMoon. LeCroix took the first awkward stab.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Many thanks, friend. Before we all get started do we want to establish whether anyone's heard of each other beforehand?

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  • Smoove OperatorSmoove Operator Registered User regular
    I was going to go with: maybe LeCroix is acquainted with Airyc, from their backstories. and maybe LC knows OF Cranea, but obviously never went with Lorrimor to visit her.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Sounds good to me

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