This is a recruitment thread for five players for a D&D campaign. Note the word, CAMPAIGN - I fully intend to take whomever's interested from level 1 to at least level 25, maybe even 30. If you are the kind of player who likes "one and done" adventures...this might not be for you. Let it never be said that I am not ambitious.
Submissions: Two per person. Sheets on Mythweavers or Orokos.
Usable classes/races: As long as you can put your character into the setting I will describe shortly, you can go nuts. Nothing is overtly restricted. That being said, fitting your submission more with the upcoming details will get you more of a chance of being accepted.
Starting level: 1. 22 point buy system. Also 1 free Expertise feat.
Starting equipment/Gold: 100 gp, and one lvl 1 magic item free.
Preference: People who are not in too many pbp's, people who have never played D&D before, people who can post more than once a day to keep things moving will get more weight towards their submissions.
Setting: The region of Keltain -
(map by Jonathan Roberts, www.fantasticmaps.com
Keltain has been a place to go for many types of people. The capital of Dreeston fields an impressive military host, which has seen many valorous deployments in the history of the land. The peak of Dagger Point and the trees of the Gnarwood inspire many to take recreational visits. The city of Cairnport is a major trade hub, and as such never sleeps.
However, one reason to visit Keltain that not many know about, possibly the most crucial, is a gnome. One solitary, elderly gnome by the name of Corran. The reason anybody would want to pay a visit to him? He is, without a doubt, the pioneer machinist in the entire country. Years and years ago, his designs burst upon the market, and since that day he went without a moment's peace, hounded by people eager to pay him for more designs, more ideas. It was enough to drain even a gnome's enthusiasm, and so 30 years ago, he retired to a private, wooded retreat he had made for himself. Dubbed Corran's Reach, he was the only one who knew of its existence.
Until 20 years ago. For that was the day he stumbled upon quite a discovery: 5 bundled babies, in the middle of the crossroads nearest his estate. Ordinarily he would have alerted the nearest constable, but at the last moment...something about the little ones struck him. Perhaps a bit of his gnomish attitude returned(although he would never admit this). Whatever the reason, he took these children back with him, and raised them as his own.
Now, the children are reaching the peak of their youthful years. Throughout their growth, he tried to impart his love of mechanical devices to each of them, and while it resulted in some success(each of your level 1 items are what you created under his tutelage), each had their own interests, although they applied Corran's zeal and method of thought to advance substantially further than most young people could reach at their age(how your characters receive their 1st level powers). Each of them also share a common love of history. But now, the time is growing close where Corran realizes that keeping them cloistered and away from the land and its people is not a choice he can make. He must consider setting them loose to make their own way in the world. The how of that, though, is a problem not even he can solve.
Unbeknownst to him, however, that problem will soon solve itself...
Also, with your submission, you MUST post an answer to the following question:
What would you build if you had the ingenuity of Corran at his prime and access to any raw material you could need?
Also an image for token purposes would be nice. Not required, though.
Submissions will be open until May 3rd, 12 noon, CST.
While I did jump the gun a bit in closing my first recruitment drive for my other pbp, that will not be the case this time. The above time is final and immutable.
And...go, I guess. I'll be taking questions if you guys have any.