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[DnD 4e] The Fantastical Contraption(OOC) - Recruiting!

FaranguFarangu I am a beardy manWith a beardy planRegistered User regular
edited June 2011 in Critical Failures
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. :D

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 -
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(map by Jonathan Roberts, www.fantasticmaps.com)

The story:
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Also, with your submission, you MUST post an answer to the following question:
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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.

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  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I love this background and will be making characters. EXCELSIOR.

  • susansusan Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm interested, very interested.

    So would I be correct in assuming that the PC's would be playing the roles of the 5 children? If so, how would that impact the various Fey races, for which a 20 year old would be roughly equivalent to a 4 or 5 year old, and races like the Warforged? I have character ideas aplenty, so if I need to steer away from my Gnome Bard/Warforged Barbarian, no worries there.

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  • Paranoia833Paranoia833 Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Always good to see a new game getting started. I'm not new to D&D, but I am new to 4th Edition so I'd be happy to sign up. Are we using 22 point buy for stats?

  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Susan: I'd be willing to work around interesting character concepts. A warforged could have been an old robotic servant that Corran built and recently reactivated to help raising the kids, or a fey creature could be a native of the woods surrounding Corran's Reach, friendly to the gnome and also in their formative years.

    Paranoia: D'oh. Knew I forgot something. We'll be using the 22 point buy.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    hmm sounds fun. I'm currently in 1 PbP, but could probably squeeze in another. Most days I can get several posts in, but sometimes cant.

    Also that question is going to be difficult to answer.
    Or easy and foul.

    I'm not sure.

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    ...Stupid fancy font.

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  • Undead UnicornUndead Unicorn Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Will have a sheet in a bit, but does anyone know of any good sites for Fantasy art I could use for a token?

  • Mad_Scientist_WorkingMad_Scientist_Working Registered User
    edited April 2010
    What would you build if you had the ingenuity of Corran at his prime and access to any raw material you could need?
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    Yes backwards I know but I figured I'd call dibs on my fancy smartass answer before someone outdos me.

  • illgottengainsillgottengains Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Interested.

    Couple questions..

    Is this homebrew? And if so, what backgrounds are allowed?

    Are the babes all siblings? If they are, what race are they?

    I have a couple characters already done up that saw very limited use in previous PbP's ready to go. Of particular interest to me would be playing my halfling paladin. His backstory would need slight reworking but otherwise he is ready to roll.

    Kalimac
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    Background
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    Edit: Kalimac would want a time machine that instead of pushing or pulling you through time it just stopped time alltogether. That way he could look at all the pretty flowers and sunsets for as long as he wanted until he was ready to find something new.


    I'm currently running an SR3 PbP game "Celtic Double Cross," and play a weekly maptools DnD game.

  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I took the idea for this story from an idea I read about and wanted to try, but I'm making the specifics up. (Except for the maps, which I intend to shamelessly steal whenever I can because making them is hard. :D)
    In terms of backgrounds, though, I kind of want people to be working within what I wrote up top. You can be flexible with it - say, you were more interested in gardening than machine work - but your character needs to fit in with what I wrote. The easiest way is to be one of the children Corran finds, but you can work your own story up if you run it by me first.

    The babies are not siblings. They are the races of the characters I would choose.

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  • WhiteWolfWhiteWolf Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm gonna blue dot this and definitely try to wrack my brains for a good character submission or two.

  • susansusan Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    'K, I think I know what I'll do: I want to submit a Tiefling Psion (one of the babies discovered), and a Warforged Barbarian who would be acting as a Babysitter/Bodyguard for the children. Farangu, would you prefer the Warforged to be built by Corran specifically to serve this purpose, or for the 'Forged to have been found with the children that same day with origin unknown, or possibly some other backstory? Thanks!

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I would go with having Corran build him, out of the options you listed. If you come up with anything else, though, feel free to let me know.

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  • WoogityWoogity Registered User
    edited April 2010
    cool backstory man im interested but well see if i can get something up in time :)
    looks like a natural backstory for artificer, just sayin :D

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ah, Woogity.

    We meet again. :D

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  • Mad_Scientist_WorkingMad_Scientist_Working Registered User
    edited April 2010
    So do alchemic rituals count as a magic item or no?

  • illgottengainsillgottengains Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Yes I'm working on editing Kalimac's background to fit into your campaign. That's basically what I was thinking. Kalimac isn't the smartest halfling around. The schematics and guts of machines confuse him. So instead he took to gardening and basically becomes Corran's de facto groundskeeper. Course he has the fanciest hedge trimmers in the land.

    edit: background edited. I'll work on the second submission in the next few days.

  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    It looks like, at this rate, I have to hope somebody actually wants to play as one of the kids :D

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  • Mad_Scientist_WorkingMad_Scientist_Working Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Farangu wrote: »
    It looks like, at this rate, I have to hope somebody actually wants to play as one of the kids :D
    I'm actually trying to. Admittedly, trying to make a hand cannoneer is harder than I thought it would be.

  • illgottengainsillgottengains Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Farangu wrote: »
    It looks like, at this rate, I have to hope somebody actually wants to play as one of the kids :D

    Nooo, I changed kalimac's history to fit into your setting better. Right now I'm going with his family was nomadic, ran into some trouble (Raided while traveling, no food to go around, no horses or wagons) and had to leave him. I'm not sure about the details in your background regarding this but I felt like it worked well enough with the overall character. Now he has a personal quest to figure out who is real family is.

    You mentioned something about all of us picking up on a creative trait? I grabbed brew potion to reflect this.

  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Mad Scientist: Could you put up which ritual you're looking at?

    Ill: Actually that's just the storyline excuse for how your characters get their first level powers, considering they live in a secluded place

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  • WoogityWoogity Registered User
    edited April 2010
    o and im assuming these were like little babies when they arrived right? is evil alright? dunno what I want yet kinda poking around.

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    the game assassino_O
  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Corran found them as newborns 20 years ago.

    However, if the majority of characters I choose would reach maturity at a largely different number, I'd be willing to change that. The overall goal was to establish that living with Corran was all that these kids know.

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  • Mad_Scientist_WorkingMad_Scientist_Working Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Farangu wrote: »
    Mad Scientist: Could you put up which ritual you're looking at?
    I want the clockwork bomb. Please for the love of god give me the clockwork bomb.:winky: And before you say anything I'm taking the feat that allows me to use level+3 alchemey in place of the Ritual casting for the artificer. And yes I know that isn't a ritual I meant to say alchemy.

  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hmm...what class would be using this bomb if I allow it.

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Considering that that means you wouldn't start with a magic item, and that it'd be 40 gold each time you want to use it...ok

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  • Mad_Scientist_WorkingMad_Scientist_Working Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Farangu wrote: »
    Hmm...what class would be using this bomb if I allow it.
    An Artificer. I'm kind of going over board on the whole raised by a great mechanic.
    Considering that that means you wouldn't start with a magic item, and that it'd be 40 gold each time you want to use it...ok
    Please tell me if that is a dumb idea. I'll go with a slightly less insane mechanic.

  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    This is an incredibly interesting premise, Farangu. Kudos for that regardless of what happens.

    My interest is peaked, and I definitely have availability. And I always love more 4E, I'll see what I can put together. :)

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Mad: Actually, it fits really well with the setting. You use Corran's knowledge to create some...loud products. :D It's up to you if that's worth the gold drain.

    Flaryn: Thanks for the compliments.

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    And now I'm rediscovering how slow and indecisive my character creation process is.

    Haha, crap.

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    That's why I gave you guys a week. :D

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Okay so, I'm planning to have a character that's one of the kids and not some other sillyness.

    Other people planning likewise, let me know because maybe we can collaborate background wise.

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Well considering that each of the kids will have the exact same upbringing, there shouldn't be too many differences. Just personality differences, mostly.

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  • Mad_Scientist_WorkingMad_Scientist_Working Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Okay so, I'm planning to have a character that's one of the kids and not some other sillyness.

    Other people planning likewise, let me know because maybe we can collaborate background wise.
    I'm either thinking of a rogue who had a propensity to taking apart Corran's creations without putting them back together or an artificer who decided to follow in Corran's footsteps. Hence the fact that he spent half the money on a shuffling bomb. He's proud of his bomb. Its a sight to be hold and he has a tear in his eye knowing that someday its going to end up in a million little pieces.

  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Okay so, I'm planning to have a character that's one of the kids and not some other sillyness.

    Other people planning likewise, let me know because maybe we can collaborate background wise.
    I'm either thinking of a rogue who had a propensity to taking apart Corran's creations without putting them back together or an artificer who decided to follow in Corran's footsteps. Hence the fact that he spent half the money on a shuffling bomb. He's proud of his bomb. Its a sight to be hold and he has a tear in his eye knowing that someday its going to end up in a million little pieces.

    I was contemplating an Eladrin Sharpshooter Rogue of some kind, still hashing out exactly how I want to approach this. At the very least I'm thinking a crossbow specialist, because longbows are just inefficient and through SCIENCE! we can shoot things better and farther. SSSSSCIENCE!
    Farangu wrote: »
    Well considering that each of the kids will have the exact same upbringing, there shouldn't be too many differences. Just personality differences, mostly.

    Indeed, but ya know. Flavorful details, might be able to work out some of those :)

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  • KinahtoKinahto Registered User
    edited April 2010
    This sounds interesting, and I wouldn't mind getting into one of the PbPs here.

    I'm thinking of either a Dragonborn Ardent or a Shardmind Swordmage. Neither will be big on tinkering, I imagine, but I'll see what I can come up with.

  • FelixSomethingSomethingFelixSomethingSomething Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm definitely going to come up with a kid or two for this; there's so much opportunity for interesting roleplay if the majority of us are siblings.

  • Mad_Scientist_WorkingMad_Scientist_Working Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    I was contemplating an Eladrin Sharpshooter Rogue of some kind, still hashing out exactly how I want to approach this. At the very least I'm thinking a crossbow specialist, because longbows are just inefficient and through SCIENCE! we can shoot things better and farther. SSSSSCIENCE!
    Great. I was going for hand cannoneer. Subtly is not my characters forefront.
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  • ReptarReptar Registered User
    edited April 2010
    I'm very interested in this. Sadly, I'm not particularly experienced when it comes to PbP RPGs. Most of my experience comes with playing tabletop.

    Still, I'm working on a Half-Orc Barbarian, should have everything finished and posted up tomorrow.

    Or are you waking up?
  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    About a month ago I had no experience with PbP's. Now I'm running one, and set to run this one.

    Just gotta dive in, man.

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