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D&D4E "Stick In The Mud" Game Interest/Recruit

HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
edited October 2009 in Critical Failures
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Alright soon I'll have time to run a second game in my bit of spare time.


This will be an adventure that was recently published in Dragon Magazine, because I kinda want to check it out. If you want to play, please to not be reading that particular adventure article.


However for those who are subscribers this article has information about the setting and it seems fine for players to read. If instead you want to keep more of a sense of wonder about things or you are not a subscriber, the setting info below will do you just fine.
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Looking fer:
  • 1st level adventurers.
  • Builds of said adventurers may feature content as it is now in the Character Builder. No monster races please. Goliaths are encouraged... for some reason. It's the very early morning right now so I just kinda said that without thinking much about it.
  • A bit about your character and how they might think of themselves in this wild wild west of deep forests, festering swamps, pastoral grasslands, aaand... a very scary foreboding place that looms on the horizon and purportedly contains horrors that will kill everyone ever forever (probably). Like... a background, I guess. Only limitation I would impose would be that you've haven't yet ventured past the "King's Wall" into the lands of the Scar, and its surrounding areas where bad things happen.
  • Just a suggestion, but maybe to be tending away from glitz and glamour on your characters. Even if they're dignified and austere, rub some dirt on 'em. Or you could surprise me by doing the opposite! There's really no telling with me sometimes.
  • How often you tend to post. Don't lie, I can look it up in your profile. Liars.
  • You could gimmie a quote. Like example dialogue. Like something your character would have said recently, regardless of content or context. What does your character sound like?
  • Please submit characters sheets via http://4e.orokos.com/sheets/ in case you have character builder. It's a very nice page that our own Infidel made and I'd say he did a damn good job. Failing that, a statblock or http://www.myth-weavers.com/ character sheet. Please don't just post the text output of character builder, it looks ugly to me.

Also, my favorite line from the author of this setting is: "One of the goals of this campaign is to reduce the workload of DMs running it." Well, hot damn. Get to work! Name some names, maybe some important NPCs around. Name some places, maybe your crappy mud village. Come up with a bit of history to which your character is attached, like maybe your grandfather was the first one to figure out not to drink downstream of where you wash the crappiness outta your clothes. Have fun with it. Allow me to be lazy.

So I'll take submissions and answer questions until... well until I don't feel like it I guess. I'll play it by ear.

Oh yeah this will be a play by post. I don't have the schedule nor inclination for IRC/Maptools at the moment.

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  • ArcanisTheImpotentArcanisTheImpotent Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    you know i have to do this

    edit: i will post every day like a good arc. character concept(s?) to follow

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  • WembleyWembley Registered User
    edited October 2009
    I have what some might call interest. I'm relatively new to this section of the forums so I don't have too many posts here but I started in a PbP a couple weeks ago and like to think I post fairly often. I'll work up a character sometime early next week if that's not too late.

  • TiamatZTiamatZ Freeze...and burn! Double TroubleRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    This looks interesting...

    Judging from the pic in the OP, it looks like bullywugs, or slaads (or a freakish combination of both !o_O)

    By monster races, does that include races like revenants, githzeria and wilden too (AKA DDI only races)?

    And any alignment constraints? thinking on posting a warlock here.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Gennal Aleman

    http://4e.orokos.com/sheets/1184

    Background:
    Spoiler:

    I post pretty constantly. Definitely more than is healthy.

    "I don't know much about magic, but I know this comet is bad news for everyone. Now, most people with a voice in their ear are crazy, but if I'm doing crazy things to stop whatever it is that's down there, is that so wrong?"

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  • adventfallsadventfalls Why would you wish to know? Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Define 'Monster races'.

    Like Kobolds and Orcs, or are Dragonborn in that list, or...

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  • ArcanisTheImpotentArcanisTheImpotent Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    as promised, a ton of characters because i don't know what i want to play

    Kharnor the Bold
    Spoiler:
    "Have a drink and let me tell you about the time I killed a dire boar with my bare hands!"

    Kharnor the Bold is a large human man with a large appetite for drinking, women, and plunder. He tells everyone he was sired by giant orc-bred demon bears. His black hair is caked with dirt and grime and hangs over the many animal skulls tied to his furs.

    He has journeyed to the Chaos Scar with his trusty wineskin and great maul to see what these girly-men are so afraid of.


    Hilda Silverhammer
    Spoiler:
    "Under the radiant sunlight, all good things must flourish."

    A paladin of Pelor and heiress to the small mining clan Silverhammer, Hilda is a robust and comely dwarf maid with silverspun hair and shining green eyes. A gentle soul, Hilda prefers to settle situations through words rather than steel; when the weapons come out, however, Hilda will gladly crack the skull of the aggressor with her hammer.

    She has been sent to the Chaos Scar by the church to investigate the mysterious cult known as the "Brotherhood of the Scar."


    Doran of the Closed Fist
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    "Your techniques are strong but the soul that wields them is weak. I will put them to better use."

    Doran is a wandering warrior dedicated to perfecting his dark art. The Closed Fist travels the lands, seeking out skilled warriors and deadly monsters to test his techniques on. He prefers duels with those skilled in the martial arts so that he may kill them and incorporate their techniques into his own; however, recently he has discovered that groups of adventurers can often overcome challenges well beyond the reach of one man, challenges that yield great reward.

    Doran has come to the Chaos Scar upon rumors of a potent killing style being developed within the heart of the valley.

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  • InkSplatInkSplat 100%ed Bad Rats. Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'll have a character up tomorrow. Definitely interested!

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Horseshoe how do you feel about Revenants? Because I have a premise for a Revenant Vestige Warlock I'm itching to play.

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Definite interest here. I post... way too often. Let's just say I spend a few hours a day on the boards and leave it at that. :P

    Stats:

    Tavar, Deva Avenger

    Concept:
    Spoiler:

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  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    shit that was typed in haste, sorry

    i should have said monster manual races

    meaning no orcs, bugbears etc

    so things like revenants and wilden are cool with me.

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  • ArcanisTheImpotentArcanisTheImpotent Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    racist against orcs? now you know how i feel about rodians

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  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    also multiple character submissions are encouraged

    like arc

    i will probably never say this again but... arc did a good thing

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  • ArcanisTheImpotentArcanisTheImpotent Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    brb getting camera to take picture

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  • Ain SophAin Soph Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Meteors crashing into the earth? Crazyness happening? A wall being built around it? WotC totally ripped me off.

    That being said, this sounds like fun, I'm totally in.

    :whistle:
  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    also tongue in cheek is okay with me dudes

    d&d has bone crunching craziness and horror and stuff but ultimately it is a fun and silly little diversion

    having characters that were made with some silliness in mind is not a bad thing to me

    in fact i will give it a thumbs up

    like this

    :^:

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  • jimninjajimninja Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Horseshoe I absolutely want to do this too, even if I'm already in one of your games

    I am reserving this spot for a character post when I get some time

    like Monday probably!

    jimninja wrote: »
    Spoiler:
    jimninja wrote: »
    Orin the Falconer, Beast Master Ranger, and his faithful companion Cutrus, in the lands surrounding the Chaos Scar

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    character sheet
    Spoiler:

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    But Horseshoe I thought D&D was supposed to be a crucible of challenge and pain from which only the neckbeardiest of neckbeards emerge unshaven

    How can I assert my nerd dominance if we allow fun :<

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  • ArcanisTheImpotentArcanisTheImpotent Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    jim! repping the dnd 4e

    hi5

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  • HylianbunnyHylianbunny Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'm going to have to do this as long as you don't plan to break my heart again.

  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    hylian you know i can't promise that

    but ah swear after ah git outta trailer prison we'll buy somethin' nice fer ya wit' the money we got from bein' on that episode of Cops

    but you better not touch my cigarettes while i'm gone

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  • ArcanisTheImpotentArcanisTheImpotent Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    you guys are gross

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  • cytorakcytorak Registered User
    edited October 2009
    I am interested and will throw something up here later.

  • TiamatZTiamatZ Freeze...and burn! Double TroubleRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    This post reserved for submission.

    Maybe a drow druid or something... unusual.

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  • BearrorristBearrorrist Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'm interested, I'm thinking a dwarf somthing, let me build a guy.

  • jimninjajimninja Registered User
    edited October 2009
    jim! repping the dnd 4e

    hi5

    I am all about the dwarves

    stock and stone earth and bone motherfuckers

    also Fiaryn is right, there is no room in this the manliest of games for any fun, there is only numbers and winning Dungeons & Dragons

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Maybe I'll make a Seeker because hey, they're new

  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Yay characters!

    Vimak the Mighty, Goliath WarFighter (hybrid fighter/Warlord)
    Vimak was the chief of his small tribe until the comet came and ruined everything. Well, that's what he says, anyway. Vimak was really the chief's son and his second whilst the chief and the tribe's more capable warriors were down in the plains trading, so technically Vimak was in charge of the tribe's main body when the comet hit, but only because his father was down in the lowlands trading shiny pebbles for meat and good hides with the village of Rounder's Bend (no-one in the tribe ever figured out what the strange folk did with the pebbles, but then they didn't much care as long as they got their food). After the comet hit, though, none of the trading party ever came back, so Vimak set off to find them and deliver the headwoman's admonishments to his father as loudly as they had been delivered to him. Or pretty close anyway; unfortunately the shouting and the aftermath of the big explosion have left Vimak slightly deaf, but that shouldn't be a problem, right?

    Marilyn Rounder (half-elf, all crazy ranger, mostly self-taught)
    Marilyn is crazy. Oh my is she ever crazy. But that's pretty understandable given the circumstances. I mean, the world has gone to hell in a hand-basket, after all, and then the handle came off too...
    But for Marilyn, most of this hasn't happened: she's still stuck in the fields around her village of Rounder's Bend (named for a distant ancestor, allegedly) staring into the inferno that used to be her home. The creature that still answers to the outside world calls itself Marilyn, but it isn't really her; it is a creature of mostly rage seeded with a little animal cunning and just enough honest intelligence to know not to try to kill people without cause. Mostly though it wants to kill the fireball that hurt Marilyn so badly. Whether it hopes this will simply bring Marilyn back, or somehow undo the annihilation of Rounder's Bend is unclear, but also largely irrelevant; if you are between "Marilyn" and the Scar, you are in grave danger of being spitted upon her blades.

    Uthal Thalai, Goliath Warden
    Uthal was studying the arts of the Warden in the mountains when the comet hit. The impact so disrupted the natural order of the world that her teacher, the great Kordak Stonefist, was nearly killed by the reverberations in the web of primal energies that cross the land. Even now, he is only occasionally concious, describing at these times the great battle the World itself is fighting against the un-nature brought by the comet and his need to help. Uthal, for her part, was also affected by the disruption, but not nearly as much as her mentor. In fact, her connection to the world seems to have become even stronger in the aftermath of the impact and she has set out from the hidden training camp to locate the heart of the disruption and destroy or contain it if possible and so save her World and her Master.

    "Trueshot" Aelar, Elven trick-shooter (seeker)
    Aelar used to be a wandering showman of a sort, going from village to village impressing the locals with the range and power of his bow and performing stunts for small coin, as well as accepting contracts to hunt particularly recalcitrant wildlife if the village headman was fed up with complaints about wild boar destroying crops or some such. When the comet landed, he was heading to the village he called home, Rounder's Bend to visit with his daughter and her mother (whom he had once impressed a little too much with the "reach" and "power" of his "bow"), but got caught in the blast that followed in the impact's wake. When he recovered from the blast, he found that he had changed subtly; he could feel the grass beneath his feet reaching toward the sun and the insects around him searching for pollen, and when he fired his bow, he discovered that it burst into flame when he thought about it...
    Now, racked with grief for little Marilyn, he wants nothing more than to end the corruption brought about by the comet, but first he has to figure out what happened to him.

    ...because dragons are AWESOME! That's why.
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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Huh that Seeker is almost the exact same one I just made. But that's cool I also made another character.

    Murg, Exceptionally Pissed Off Avenger
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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Sorry man, I was typing all that up and posted before I saw that you wanted to do a seeker too.

    ...because dragons are AWESOME! That's why.
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  • InkSplatInkSplat 100%ed Bad Rats. Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I think I'm going to be throwing up a pretty-pretty princess who wields the might of butterflies and flowers. For some reason that just feels like a good time in the making.

    I just need to figure out a good class for it.

    Oh, also, Horseshoe, how do you feel about tweaking of damage-type? Like, changing something that does fire damage into something that does psychic so that it fits a character concept a little better?

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Not a problem at all, after actually making the character I became significantly less enthusiastic about it.

  • adventfallsadventfalls Why would you wish to know? Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Haskan Pellicas, Dragonborn Warlord
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    "You will tell me where to find him, or you will find your head impaled on a pike. Choose wisely."
    Spoiler:

    Mika Sorban, Human Paladin
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    "This land is broken. So naturally, someone must un-break it. I wish I could say it more elegantly."
    Spoiler:

    I post fairly frequently, and have not played a PbP or D&D before.

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    William "Shrike" Flynn, Revenant Warlock
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    William "Shrike" Flynn is the one of the best of his trade. Thief, opportunist, grave robber, and overall champion of all causes lucrative in merry olde Inoa. Or rather he was before, like most of his ilk, ambition led him to get in over his head. An attempt at plundering a well known (and well feared) barrow several miles away from the city led to him taking a knife in the lungs and his "partners" making off with his share of the loot.

    That was not to be the end of him, however for his flickering spark of life was too useful to be wholly extinguished. The spirits of the barrow ached to live again, to be free, and in William...they had a way. He has risen again as a host to many spirits, his mind a flurry of conflicting desires and ambitions with only one unifying focus: The Chaos Scar. He knows not why the Scar is so important, only that seeking it is vital to his continued unlife. His very identity oft endangered by being drowned out in the sea of voices in his head, he is nevertheless unwilling to give in to death.

    Indeed, he is still possessed of many of the self-preservationist tendencies of William Flynn, if not many of his memories. He remembers not his name, only his former "call card" which may well draw unwanted attention in the days to come. Few would recognize the gaunt frenetic features of the reborn Shrike as the master thief of Inoa, however.

    I probably post on these boards too much

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  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    multiple character applications are encouraged

    i'd love to get to see a few seekers, interested how the class will play

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    If inspiration strikes me, I'll append a second character below William.

    Buuut I tend to only post a character application if the concept really grabs me, otherwise my interest would probably peter out mid-game and that's no good.

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  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    well yeah, i'm just sayin' if you got more than one idea you really like go for it guys

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Horseshoe wrote: »
    i'd love to get to see a few seekers, interested how the class will play

    There is a really limited power and feat selection right now, unfortunately, so they're all going to be nearly identical.

  • hotranhotran Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Is there a deadline for submissions? I'm on the road, miles from any DnD resources, until Monday morning, but I've been looking for a game on these forums since I joined (not so long ago). I'll post as often as required, promise.

    Character-wise, I'm leaning towards submitting a warlock, but if there are roles that need filling, I'm up for pretty much anything.

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  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Well, I feel like I need to apply, so hopefully I'll have something up here soon.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Any comedy arc is also best with a straight man, remember.

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