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[D&D 4E - Recruitment] GIANT ANTS Recruitment - 1 Leader, 1 Striker.

tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
edited March 2012 in Critical Failures
G I A N T ¤ A N T S
ITS FRAKKING ANTS, MAN.

YES THE NAME OF THE GAME IS IN ALL CAPS. This is a game about giant ants, and of course other monsters, attacking a town. This thread is a template recruitment thread for a Striker and Leader spots. If you are interested in playing a Striker or Leader in a pbp game, please see below:

A. A bunch of sentences that describe how the game is run.
Spoiler:

B. What am I looking for?
Spoiler:

You don't need to fully generate a character, I don't expect one here. Just what I asked for in this post is fine. You don't need to reserve a post, not like there's a line or whatever. It's highly likely that my recruiting pattern for this will continue to skew towards people who haven't had a chance to be in any games though (just in general). I would prefer that you only put in one submission here per person. The deadline for this will be next Friday (3/23/12).

So in summary: I'm looking for a leader and striker character, it would be level 6. A brief post with what I asked for in part B is sufficient. Please do not PM me with your concept and if you have any other questions about this just post them here, thanks!

You will start out on a boat.

PS: No Shaman.

tastydonuts on
“I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
― Bill Cosby

Posts

  • AnialosAnialos RPG MPD patient #1 Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Hi tasty! Me make for this m'kay?

    A post, with the following responses:
    1) Current pbp games you are in or run. If you feel you were awesome in some game or whatever you can mention past ones too?
    Currently in your Zephyr game! Also the Lair assault Aegis is doing that is almost over and the Lookouts lvl 0 game Denada is doing that is about done as well. Revolutions: Arcane with Daniant is my other ongoing game that I don't expect to end soon *fingers crossed*.

    2) Availability M-F for maek post, and time zone you are in.
    Pacific time. Can usually post during work and in the evening, so...10am to 2am possibly your time.

    3) A brief description of your leader or striker character's appearance and personality.
    Spoiler:

    4) You're walking down the street of a crowded marketplace. It's a bright, sunny day. You feel good. As you walk you're approached by a halfling. The little guy smiles pleasantly at you. He's balancing a tray on his head that has several small vials atop it. After greeting you and in a display of surprising balance, he hands you one of the potions. He tells you it's a free sample and that "it'll make you run faster and jump higher!" Then he just smiles at you, waiting for you quaff it… (Behind a spoiler, reply in character to that).
    Spoiler:

    Anialos on
    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"
  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    You want to be in both games? You are a brave man. :P

    “I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
    ― Bill Cosby
  • AnialosAnialos RPG MPD patient #1 Registered User regular
    Brave...crazy...same thing =p.

    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"
  • NealnealNealneal Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    1) I'm currently playing in the Lair Assault PbP, but it should end soon. EDIT- Looks to be over now.
    2) I'm available to post at least once a day during the week: Lunchtime (11am-12pm) and after 3pm until 9pm. (All EST)
    3) Reed Riversong is a charming young halfling. Not too tall and not too short, he's the very ideal of what a halfling should be. His long brown hair is unbraided but bound in a knot at the nape of his neck. He wears brown and green armor with images of streams and  river life worked into the leather. Generally kind to others, he's notoriously nasty when he feels he's been lied to or cheated. He has a tendency to rub the pommel of his shortsword when he feels threatened.
    4)
    Spoiler:

    Nealneal on
  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    Okies, so recruitining will close for this next Friday (3/23/12).

    “I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
    ― Bill Cosby
  • wildwoodwildwood Registered User regular
    If I recall correctly, this game is more mud-based than sewage-based, right?

    Though I guess there's not much difference, in the long run...

  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    lol... this one went, more or less:

    Muddy Hole -> Forest -> Rat infested farm -> Oddly Spacious Mansion -> Muddy Outpost -> A lot of City -> "On a boat"

    Story wise, the invasion itself has been driven back, and when it resumes would be more a matter of:

    a) figuring out where they came from/why they came
    b) making sure they don't return.

    with an encounter larger monster pool (since the ants are driven back).

    ...does an aqueduct count as a sewer?

    “I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
    ― Bill Cosby
  • SrandicSrandic Registered User
  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    I have to say that in all my years of running my games here I've never had a spot go uncontested, lol... should be interesting. Still gotta wait until next Friday though, as my RL time is still tapped and there's still prep work required (maps mostly) for the next leg of this game.

    “I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
    ― Bill Cosby
  • wildwoodwildwood Registered User regular
    Is it too late for another entry?

  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    ONLY IF YOU WANT TO RUIN THE UNIQUENESS OF THIS SITUATION!

    you're fine... if you want to be in two games that I'm running. I think that's weird but Anialos apped too so, yeah. :P

    Next Friday is the day!

    “I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
    ― Bill Cosby
  • AnialosAnialos RPG MPD patient #1 Registered User regular
    Ahaha, the only ones brave enough to app for tasty's game are people in one!

    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"
  • wildwoodwildwood Registered User regular
    What the hell, I'll put it up anyway...

    1) I'm in the Zephyr game currently. There are also a couple of other games, "Siege of the Underdeep" and "The End of the World", which have been idle for the last few months.

    2) I'm in PST, and I'm available days and evenings for posting.

    3) Description!
    Bahrnard Twigs (halfling executioner, sheet coming soon) is a dingy, quiet little man, who tends to look like he has bits of shadow stuck to him. His face is generally impassive and slow to respond, though his hands twitch and move in evocative, sometimes disturbing ways. He tends to be fairly literal-minded, with not much room for creativity outside his professional pursuits.

    4) You're walking down the street of a crowded marketplace. It's a bright, sunny day. You feel good. As you walk you're approached by a halfling. The little guy smiles pleasantly at you. He's balancing a tray on his head that has several small vials atop it. After greeting you and in a display of surprising balance, he hands you one of the potions. He tells you it's a free sample and that "it'll make you run faster and jump higher!" Then he just smiles at you, waiting for you quaff it…
    Spoiler:

  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    Anialos wrote: »
    Ahaha, the only ones brave enough to app for tasty's game are people in one!

    He is the loneliest DM on the forams.

    “I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
    ― Bill Cosby
  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    Just wanna throw my hat in the ring for the striker position! I'm at work right now, but I'll throw a character together just as soon as I have some free time (before the end of the weekend, ideally). Thinking Ranger. (...D&D has Rangers, right? I've only ever made two characters before...)

  • AnialosAnialos RPG MPD patient #1 Registered User regular
    godmode wrote: »
    Just wanna throw my hat in the ring for the striker position! I'm at work right now, but I'll throw a character together just as soon as I have some free time (before the end of the weekend, ideally). Thinking Ranger. (...D&D has Rangers, right? I've only ever made two characters before...)

    Yes, Rangers are quite fun.

    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"
  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    I have really bad luck with D&D games, though. My first PbP: The DM disappeared by the third page. Second PbP: Applied, not accepted. First MapTools: Went on for about 4 or 5 sessions then the DM had to withdraw.

    Soooo...if you accept me, you've been warned :P

  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    The WotC character builder is such fucking garbage. I can't type anywhere inside the builder window on my Mac.

    Update: I can't type anywhere inside the builder window on my Mac in Chrome.

    Character is about halfway done!

    godmode on
  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    1) Current pbp games you are in or run. If you feel you were awesome in some game or whatever you can mention past ones too?
    None! No PBPs or MapTools or live games. I've tried on a few different occasions to break into D&D as a hobby and have had bad luck every time.
    2) Availability M-F for maek post, and time zone you are in.
    Eastern Standard time. Available to make posts often daily. I work 2300-0700 in a low-demand network ops job, so I have access to the forums several hours every night. And since I'm at home a lot taking care of a young puppy, I have plenty of time during normal hours to play as well. I typically sleep from 0800-1300, and then take another nap later in the afternoon.
    3) A brief description of your leader or striker character's appearance and personality.
    Bartholomew (Human Ranger) is a plain young man, just under 6' in height adorned in sturdy clothing that provide function over form. He is resourceful from a life living off the land, and is knowledgeable in the ways of nature. He enjoys sitting around a campfire and conversing with his companions, though he chooses his words carefully. He tends to be somewhat stubborn and set in his ways while maintaining a polite manner. He is accompanied by his black and gray wolf, Bongo, that he raised and domesticated from a pup. Bongo is highly intelligent and fiercely loyal to Bartholomew, and is quick to defend him in any unfriendly encounters.
    4) You're walking down the street of a crowded marketplace. It's a bright, sunny day. You feel good. As you walk you're approached by a halfling. The little guy smiles pleasantly at you. He's balancing a tray on his head that has several small vials atop it. After greeting you and in a display of surprising balance, he hands you one of the potions. He tells you it's a free sample and that "it'll make you run faster and jump higher!" Then he just smiles at you, waiting for you quaff it… (Behind a spoiler, reply in character to that).
    Spoiler:

    godmode on
  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Wait, this is PbP, not maptools? With all the talk of timezones and stuff, I was sure it was maptools.

    Well, I'll put in an application in a little bit, then!

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    hmm? yep. this is a pbp. I mention time zones and stuff because knowing the times that I can expect a post/read from a person helps with flow.

    “I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
    ― Bill Cosby
  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    1) Current pbp games you are in or run. If you feel you were awesome in some game or whatever you can mention past ones too?

    4e PbP games I am in:
    Just started a Keep on the Shadowfell game
    Other PbPs:
    SW Saga: The Dark Times
    SW Saga: Jabba's Palace
    Past 4e PbPs:
    A Point of Light was a good long running one I was lucky to be a part of.

    2) Availability M-F for maek post, and time zone you are in.

    I post lots, am online daily for much of the day. Eastern timezone.

    3) A brief description of your leader or striker character's appearance and personality.
    Spoiler:


    4) You're walking down the street of a crowded marketplace. It's a bright, sunny day. You feel good. As you walk you're approached by a halfling. The little guy smiles pleasantly at you. He's balancing a tray on his head that has several small vials atop it. After greeting you and in a display of surprising balance, he hands you one of the potions. He tells you it's a free sample and that "it'll make you run faster and jump higher!" Then he just smiles at you, waiting for you quaff it… (Behind a spoiler, reply in character to that).
    Spoiler:

    El Skid on
    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    Friday is here. So at this point I have the following:

    Leaders

    Lendara Sunelove (Deva/Leader, Arcane) : Anialos
    "Gramps" (Human, Warlord/Leader, Martial) : El Skid

    Strikers
    Reed Riversong (Halfling, Thief/Striker, Martial) : Nealneal
    Bahrnard Twigs (Halfling, Executioner/Striker, Martial) : wildwood
    Bartholomew (Human, Ranger/Striker, Martial) : godmode

    doubt anybody else is apping but I'll let you know my decision in any case prolly sunday/monday when I get a chance to really think about it. long workweeks makes the mind mushy.

    “I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
    ― Bill Cosby
  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Suspense D:

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • l3lasphemer69l3lasphemer69 Registered User regular
    1. No current PBPs, actually have never played one before, Would love to give one a shot!
    2. Available M-F, most times of the day. Central time zone
    3. A brief description of your leader or striker character's appearance and personality.
    Spoiler:

    4. You're walking down the street of a crowded marketplace. It's a bright, sunny day. You feel good. As you walk you're approached by a halfling. The little guy smiles pleasantly at you. He's balancing a tray on his head that has several small vials atop it. After greeting you and in a display of surprising balance, he hands you one of the potions. He tells you it's a free sample and that "it'll make you run faster and jump higher!" Then he just smiles at you, waiting for you quaff it… (Behind a spoiler, reply in character to that).
    Spoiler:

  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Monday is here. So I must choose.

    Leaders

    Lendara Sunelove (Deva, Artificer/Leader, Arcane) : Anialos
    "Gramps" (Human, Warlord/Leader, Martial) : El Skid
    Grulgor Wyrmsbane (Dragonborn, Ardent/Leader, Psionic): l3lasphemer69

    Because a smelly old guy would make for interesting convo with the existing members. Lendara would have some chemistry with Nim, but other interactions were harder to visualize. Grulgor would fall heavily into the strong-big category, and there's already a strong-big guy too.

    Strikers
    Reed Riversong (Halfling, Thief/Striker, Martial) : Nealneal
    Bahrnard Twigs (Halfling, Executioner/Striker, Martial) : wildwood
    Bartholomew (Human, Ranger/Striker, Martial) : godmode

    All three of you guys kind of fell into a "quiet type" grouping.

    While he did not throw it on the ground, still giving Bart a shot at this. It reads like a beastmaster ranger, and I haven't seen one of those in play. Curious to see it in play.

    What I will need is a picture of characters to make the token, and the sheet if not posted. Thanks for your interest!

    tastydonuts on
    “I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
    ― Bill Cosby
  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Woo! Will get you a sheet and an image, tastydonuts! :D

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    I did consider throwing it, but that might've been kind of rude :P

    Thanks for the opportunity! Will get the rest of the sheet together for ya.

  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    Let me know what you think! First time making a character over level 1: http://orokos.com/dnd4e/sheets/4461
    Spoiler:

  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    will have to review the sheet sheet later. If you want to use that picture, it's fine. the only thing is that the maps would shrink it down to 32x32 or 24x24 pixels, so the image would be mostly grey

    “I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
    ― Bill Cosby
  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    I'm not particularly attached to the picture anyway. I'm not artist, so I just pulled one off GIS. As long as I'm the only grey blob token, it'll do :P

  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Ugh, Creating level 6 chars without the character generator sucks ass :-/

    I have a character, putting it on mythweavers now...

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Here goes:

    Gramps, Human Warlord.

    picture (which was almost harder than the character sheet and not what I wanted, really):

    grampss.jpg

    El Skid on
    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
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