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[D&D 4E] Keep on the Shadowfell - Recruitment finished, thanks to those who applied

KelorKelor Registered User regular
edited October 2010 in Critical Failures
The original D&D podcasts by Gabe and Tycho grabbed my interest and got me interested in the game, initial interest with my group of friends fizzled out though and left me wanting to play but no one to play with.

Which sucks.

When Tiamatz was taking applications for his Scales of War campaign there were a lot of people that missed out and had wanted to play.

Which also sucks.

So with that in mind I'm going to try my hand at DMing by running a Keep on the Shadowfell game so that more people get to play, due to it's ease of use for new players/DMs. The party size will be six players so as to allow more people to play. I'm not going to stop people who are somewhat familiar with Keep on the Shadowfell, since I've listened to the podcasts too but please have your character act as though they have no knowledge of the area. Once we get through this we can always continue on another adventure if people are up for it.
I will be giving priority to people who have not played a PbP game before since I'm pretty sure we had a half a dozen who missed out on Scales. Feel free to enter even if you have played one before, on the understanding that first timers will be given first picks. You are limited to two character submissions and each a different role, but you can draw from any of the source material available provided it currently is in the Character Builder. The only class I'm taking off limits is Hybrids, all races are fair game with the exception of those from Monster Manuals provided you can explain it away. Psions can be submitted, just don't be a dick with them and turn it into something broken.

So, basic synopsis:
  • You may submit up to two first level characters. Each must fill a different role (Defender/Striker/Controller/Leader)
  • Your character has 100 gold and a level one magic item to begin the adventure.
  • You must be able to post once per weekday.
  • Priority will be given to those who haven't played a game before, then those who are not currently playing a game.
  • Once you've made your character with character creator, upload it to Orokos. or convert it to a .pdf file and throw it up on Google documents if you an account.
  • Rolls will be used from either Invisible Castle or Orokos if IC is down.

But mainly the idea is to enjoy ourselves! The PA community is always good fun to deal with, so ribbing, creativeness and terrible puns are always encouraged. To keep things interesting, experience gain will be accelerated until reaching level 6.

Get thinking! Character submissions will be open for about a week, unless I get a flood of them.

For reference:
Quick Start Rules
Character Builder Demo

I assume everyone has these already but I'll link them on the off chance.

Our part of intrepid adventurers:

Leaders:
Akarr Balasaa. Scosglen's Dragonborn Inspiring Warlord

Thud Barrelhead. Steelhawk's Dwarven Battle Cleric


Defenders:
Samhradh. Brody's Wilden Stormheart Warden.

Controllers:
Ubashu, Shardmind Invoker.

Strikers:
Nex. susan's Changeling Assassin

Aieldar. Ryadic's Elven Ranger

Instructions for posting.

Out of character text is in bold Slate Grey. That's the second last one in the second row of colours when you go to select one.

Standard, Movement and Minor actions are coloured orange.

Attack rolls and damage rolls are red.

After your turn, post the next person as Next Up: Name followed by On Deck: Following Name in bolded lime.

Example:

Malorian steps to the creatures side and swings at the kobold with his blade, nicking him in the shoulder.
Movement action: Shift to E7.
Standard action: Basic melee attack at goblin in D7.

Attack roll: 1d20+7=17
Damage roll: 1d10+5=7


Next Up: Akarr

On Deck: Kobold Dragonshield

The adventure starts here.

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  • susansusan Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    In!

    My two characters in search of a home right now are:

    Nex, Changeling Assassin
    William 'Chocolate' Harris, Gone Bard

    Their equipment at present lacks a Level 1 Item; if either gets in, I'll give them a +1 Implement to use.

    I'm not a player in any PbPs, though I am a DM for the Vathirond game who'd love to be on the other side of the screen (though this is a PbP, I'm on a laptop, and it has only one screen, but I suspect you catch my meaning).

    susan on
    2010 PAX DM Challenge Grand Champion
    2011 PAX Warmachine/Hordes Champion
  • ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I would really love to try a 4e pbp. I'm new to pbp but I have a teeny bit of 4e experience. Can post probably multiple times a day.

    Akarr, Dragonborn Inspiring Warlord
    Barnago, Half-Elf Prescient Bard

    Scosglen on
  • IHFANIHFAN Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'd love to get in on this. I have yet to be able to try 4e. I'll get a character together and hope it makes the cut :)

    Name: Aiden Darkbroaugh
    Race: Shadar-kai
    Class: Cleric of the Raven Queen
    Intro:
    A chill wind blew across the land and whistled through the trees to either side of the old dirt road. Moonlight flickered through the branches momentarily, only to fade as wispy clouds covered Sehanine’s face once again. A lone figure walked through the darkness, soft robes like the night sky fluttering in the breeze. He stopped and looked about as another wolf’s cry echoed through the gloom. He quickened his pace, pulling his dark cloak about him to ward off the cold and muttered silently under his breath.

    “You’ve brought me to this desolate land, My Queen, all that I ask is your leave to see why before you call me home.” One alabaster hand absent-mindedly rubbed the amulet that dangled from the iron chain about his neck as he walked, his eyes scanning the horizon. Nothing, just as it had been for the past three days. He crested a small hill and his hand fell silently to his side.

    In the distance his eyes spotted the distinct flickering of lights. A town possibly, at least an inn he hoped. The wind kicked up, catching his cowl and pulling it back. The light of Sehanine flittered down from above, bathing his alabaster face and jet-black hair in its soft glow. Lustrous eyes as black as coal watched for a moment, judging the flickering of light before the moon’s own drowned it out. Definitely a town. The harsh call of a bird in the trees startled the man as it took flight, and he grasped the amulet that hung about his neck tightly, giving a silent prayer in answer to the raven’s call. He took a deep breath, pulled his hood down low about his face, and began the long walk down the hill into town.

    Pelor’s light had begun to crest the horizon as the buildings of the small town came into view; still the traveler wandered on wordlessly. He squinted in the light, his eyes more accustomed to the gloom of his homeland than the intense brightness of this accursed land, yet he pressed on, pulling his cowl lower to shield his eyes.

    Voices came to his ears, indistinct as they were carried on the wind, but human. The chatter of early risers echoed in his ears as he approached the still-closed gates. A guard called out to him as he approached, and the man stopped.

    “State your name and your business in our fair town, traveler,” the guard said as he stifled a yawn.

    Two alabaster hands reached up, pushing back a dark, velvet cowl to reveal to the guard what lay underneath. The man’s pale white skin and monochromatic black eyes obviously took the guard aback, but the human merely coughed and fidgeted with his sword hilt as the traveler approached. The early morning sun glinted brightly off of the silver studs that pierced the traveler’s cheeks, the fine chain suspended between his left nostril and ear wavering slightly as he gave a small, polite bow.

    “I am called Aiden Darkbroaugh, and I merely seek a small respite in your fine town before I continue on my journey,” Aiden said in a quiet voice.

    IHFAN on
  • BonusBonus Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Hey! I'd love to get in on this! I'm not currently in a PbP and I haven't played one before. My experience with 4e is DMing an irl game for a few sessions now and it's going really well. Here are two characters that I am most interested in playing, but I can roll up anything else if the party needs it, no problem!

    Marek Wellington, Human Fighter

    It was basically his routine. Every day or so, he'd go around town looking for odd jobs that would get him just enough money to make it through the day (or the next one too, if the pay was good). Usually it was some sort of gig that involved heavy lifting, which he was quite good at. Sometimes it was bouncer work. Or helping out at the woodmill just outside of town. The various employers around town knew he worked hard to earn his wage.

    At night, he'd hit the taverns, where he'd spend most of the money earned during the day. Ale or spirits, it didn't matter, as long as it had a punch. But he didn't just go out to drink a few and then pass out under the table. Oh no, he also went out looking for a fight. And on most nights, he'd find it. What is there to say? He liked to scrap. Nothing like a good fistfight to get your heart pumping.

    Because of his tendency to end up in physical confrontations, he was also no stranger to the local jail and the town watch. He couldn't count how many nights he'd spent behind bars. One day, after being thrown out of jail in the morning, he saw a poster on a nearby wall.

    BE A MAN! IN THE MILITARY!
    Are you MAN enough to join the MILITARY?
    Join your comrades and fight valiantly beside them!

    Unsatisfied with the way things were going, he made the first good decision in his life. He decided to join the military. He spent a few years there, and while he did acquire discipline and skill in martial techniques, his wild streak was still present. And so one day, he got into a fistfight with a superior officer, which earned him a hasty discharge. Lucky for him though, he had spent just over 4 years in the military. After serving 4 years, you got to keep your armor and weapon, which was a very good benefit compared to the otherwise meager pay.

    Now, Marek is back on the streets, only this time armed with his training and the sword he got to keep. He's thinking of guarding caravans maybe? Or being a sort of mercenary? He's yet to decide. But right now, what he needs is a strong drink.

    Victor La Roche, Human Sorcerer

    They hated it. Did they hate me because I had it? Maybe, a little. But it's not like my gift was a choice. It's not like I decided one day, hey, I want to just randomly shoot flames from my hands (and burn yet another priceless carpet).

    Haha, one time my parents had some other nobles over for a fancy dinner and I managed to almost burn down the whole mansion by setting the drapes on fire. Needless to say, those people never came over for dinner again (or tea for that matter). But boy was my father mad! I half expected him to kill me right there. You could tell that he wanted to beat the crap out of me but my mother didn't let him. He's just a boy, Cedrick! It's not his fault! He can't help it! She always did stick up for me when my father got mad, but she was almost as bad as him sometimes, although in a more passive aggressive way.

    After some time, messing with them just sort of became fun. Maybe it was standard teenage rebellion, but the more they told me to suppress my illness (that's what they called it, can you believe it?), the more I got a kick out of just burning stuff up for no reason. Anyway, I decided to just go it alone after finishing school. My father wanted me to be a good noble like him, to go out and chat up the other rich people (fancy a popkin? Tra ha ha, smashing!) and just be a good example of the La Roche family and carry the lineage. Well, father, no. I don't care for your money. I'm out of here.

    So I went out to create my own life. I'm fairly competent, and with my gift, I think I can achieve great things. You know, bootstraps and all. They'll see.

    Bonus on
  • TrustTheFungusTrustTheFungus Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Ordek, Dwarf Fighter

    I must warn you, I'm not a very good roleplayer or writer. I've only ever played 4 games of D&D(None were PbP). I know the rules pretty well, though.

    TrustTheFungus on
  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I've got Ash Summer, Longtooth Shifter, Fighter and Vanri, Genasi, Swordmage. Both need their level 1 item. I'm in a Hunters: The Vigil game (nWoD) but all D&D games I've been in haven't gotten off the ground due to RL screwing with the DM. I'm on almost everyday, I post a lot, and I'm a newbieish player.

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  • soxboxsoxbox Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I just recently joined in on the Dungeon Delve game, which is my first pbp. If there's room here, I would love to come in on this as this wizard is one I've been dying to play for a while: Keldyn Sosoda, Human Illusionist Wizard.

    soxbox on
  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Thorfin, Dwarf Invoker
    Ember, Shifter Warden
    I am currently in Marsh's game.

    Fencingsax on
  • Mad_Scientist_WorkingMad_Scientist_Working Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Well. I've never played a game before. Unfortunately, I am not home right now to make the characters but I will make the back story first.

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  • Mad_Scientist_WorkingMad_Scientist_Working Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I've never played a game before. Here is my two characters:
    Falk-The Dragonborn Barbarian
    Falk was born to a roving band of warriors who defended the rights of those who were unable to defend themselves. He was only ten when he watched as his family was slaughtered trying to defend a village from a dragon attack. The villagers decided to raise Falk as their own and celebrated the heroic sacrifice his family made. As Falk grew older he decided the only way to honor his family was to follow in their footsteps. On his twentieth birthday he started to travel from town to town trying to find an adventure group worthy of honoring his families legacy.
    Iridion-Human Invoker
    Iridion was a common farmer until he was struck by lightning one day which was strange because there wasn't any clouds in the sky. As he was lying on the ground unconscious Pelor came to him and told him that he was destined to do great things. In his exuberance he told everyone in the town about his image. Of course everyone in the village thought he was a bit off his rocker. Iridion decided to say a little prayer to Pelor to give a sign of his divine guidance. Lightning struck Iridion. Iridion smirked as he lied on the ground smoking and said,"TOLD YOU SO."
    Also my Invoker is missing a Ritual because of the demo.

    Mad_Scientist_Working on
  • IAmUnawareIAmUnaware Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Garrahhd, Halfling Barbarian
    Elaia, Tiefling Invoker

    I've never been in a PbP D&D game before, although I am involved in a PbP game of 3:16 Carnage Amongst the Stars here. I have played a fair amount of D&D before, though. Posting frequency won't be a problem for me.

    IAmUnaware on
  • adventfallsadventfalls Why would you wish to know? Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I've never played D&D or a PbP, but I have made a couple D&D characters and am trying to join the Song of Ice and Fire PbP Crono is running.
    *rolls the dice to see who makes it in*
    Well, there goes the Dragonborn Warlord.

    Reita Kilvas, Tiefling Warlock (Ranged Striker)
    Rieta is - I'm sorry, was - the last scion of a long line of powerful magicians. By the time she was ten, her family was destitute, with nothing to their name but scorn since the last few generations had a couple of black sheep that dabbled in dark magicks.

    When Reita hit puberty, she began to hear dark voices in the back of her head. Slowly they twisted her, made her into a more... agreeable person. Once she became an adult, the source of the voices was at last revealed. Beings of darkness had decided that she had potential to obtain great power, and offered her a pact. By this point, she was more than happy to accept...

    She is not heartless, she merely has an inherent disrespect for those that uphold the law. She is witty and manipulative, but overall a cheerful person. Just don't get in her way if there is power to be obtained.

    Mika Sorvas, Human Paladin of Avandra (Defender)
    Mika Sorvan was not a particularly interesting child. She was not like the other girls in that she preferred mock fighting to playing dress-up. This made her a sort of social outcast as she was growing up; she did not act like a girl, but the boys considered her too 'girly' to play with them. When she turned sixteen, she left home to become a hired sword.

    Three years later, she found herself wandering through a desert running dangerously low on water. She climbed over a tall sand dune and finally spied an oasis, but she collapsed before she could reach it. She was sure she was as good as dead.

    However, she woke up sometime later at the oasis. After drenching her thirst, she saw an Eldarin angel. The Eladrin told her that he was a servant of Avandra, goddess of change, freedom, and luck. The angel told Mika that Avandra had taken pity upon her, and had spared her life. Mika knew that the gods were fickle beings, and asked how she could repay the goddess. The angel told her that all that she would have to do is worship the goddess. Upon consent, a sandless wind seemed to blow through Mika, and it was like opening her eyes for the first time.

    Now she wanders the countryside, hoping Avandra will lead the way.

    adventfalls on
    NintendoID: AdventFalls 3DS Code: 3454-0237-6080
  • JourneymanJasterJourneymanJaster Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Playing DnD at college is less than...happening at all. So perhaps this board based thing will be able to fill the RP void I've been suffering?

    Jindal Meriel, Elven Archer(Striker)
    Ever roaming the forest laden boarders between this world and the fey, Jindal is a protector of his ancestry. Often he is but a shadow among trees allowing passerby to feel little more than cast of his gaze. To those that would harm the grounds he calls sacred, the sudden impact of blade and shaft are the first and last things to warn them of his fury. At best he could be considered a wandering warden of the forests. No real motive is known to why he spends his time in the solitude of the wilds. Though he seems to seek adventure wherever he may find it.

    Malorian Al'deloth, Eladrin Swordmage(Defender)
    Dedicating his life to the blade and the ways of the Eldritch Knights, Malorian seeks to uphold his code of honor and justice. Though he was never formally trained as a Swordmage, he had the teachings of his late father to fall upon. Now he speaks to the weaving flow of arcane energies for guidance. Mastering only that of fire to call upon at his will, the rest of his abilities come as he would draw need of them. He seeks adventure to learn the ways of the arcane and hone his own skill so that perhaps he may one day be a master of his art.

    JourneymanJaster on
  • SteelhawkSteelhawk Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    This is absolutely perfect. I joined the forums just a tad bit too late to join Scales of War. And I'm jumping at this opportunity.

    Been gaming and playing D&D specifically for years. Since the old Red & Blue basic D&D boxes. Relatively new to PbP games, and new to 4e. But I'm dying to get involved.

    Here are my submissions:
    Thrall Skullsplitter: Half-Orc Rageblood Barbarian
    (Striker)
    Thrall Skullsplitter was born as a result of a Orc raiding party in his small village. His mother dying in childbirth and his farmer "father" doing no more to raise the boy than he did for his pigs. A result of the endless childhood taunts and bullying was Thrall's hair trigger temper and quick use of his fists to squelch disputes. Growing big and stong in his older teen years, a group of older youths pushed Thrall too far during a woodcutting excursion. In a rage, Thrall planted his axe into no less than three skulls that day. Without looking back, Thrall fled his village for a long road of adventure.


    Thud Barrelhead: Dwarven Battle Cleric of Moradin
    (Leader)
    Thud Barrelhead was raised in a brewery. Not just any brewery, but the justly famous Barrelhead brewery. His fiercely devout mother imparted a great faith in Thud, and his ale brewing father instilled a hard work ethic, responsibility to his clan, and a love of good strong drink. Thud merged both his passions, greatly impressing his parents by brewing up curative potions based on his fathers ales. Thud had free reign to both his mothers small shrine, and his fathers test kitchens. Thud's experiments in Holy Drink came to a devastating end one cold winters morning, when the most recent concoction fermenting in its vat exploded! Fully half of the Barrelhead brewery was engulfed in flames. It was a sad day for Dwarves from sea to sea. It took them 2 days to put out the fire. In shame and embarrasment, Thud devoted his life to Moradin, and pledged not to return home until he could repay his father in full for the damages caused, and with a perfected new product that any Barrelhead would be proud to put his name on, and throw down his gullet.

    Steelhawk on
  • bladecruiserbladecruiser Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Still looking to get into a pbp game that doesn't collapse after the first week or two, hopefully one of my characters makes the cut.

    (Pictures are linked to the character's theme song)

    Aradace Palar, Dragonborn Paladin
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    As a young dragonborn, Aradace was encouraged to find his path in life and to follow it with his whole being. He was instructed by his parents and the elders of his home village to live with honor and to help those who cannot help themselves. As he grew up, Aradace came to realize that the best way for him to aid others was to be as strong, intelligent, and devoted as he could possibly be. He learned about the different gods and their commandments from the elder cleric, and has chosen to follow Kord. In his studies of the thunder and battle god, Aradace knew that he had chosen his god wisely: his unwavering devotion to bettering himself and proving his strength and tactical ability in battle were all that Kord asked of his followers.

    It was during last week's evening prayers that Aradace's destiny was laid out before him in stark contrast to the tangled mess of a future that had plagued him previously. One of the clerics approached him and spoke to him about a rumor of a group of cultists headed for the town of Winterhaven. The cleric further explained that, through his research, the cultists are reportedly performing some sort of unholy ritual in the area. Aradace doesn't wait for the cleric to ask if he would look into it, but instead volunteers to travel to Winterhaven and see if there is any truth to these rumors, and if need be, to stop the rituals.


    Wander, Human Swordmage
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    "No, I do not know where I have come from. I know only where I am going. I head to Winterhaven. We have been over this." Wander sighs as he replies, yet again, to your questions. He stares into the distance, as if looking for answers to questions he isn't even sure that he knows. "The only past I have is that I awoke with a sword in my hand and a burning power in my soul. That is my magic. I go to seek knowledge of my power, to perhaps learn that which you wish to know."

    The man shakes his head and looks at down at the ground for a moment before meeting your gaze once more. He stays silent and allows you to stare into the depths of his thoughts, the darkness of his memory that he tries to unshroud even as he stands before you. "Is your curiosity satisfied yet? I have answered and answered, each time the same. I am hiding nothing."

    bladecruiser on
  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Still looking to get into a pbp game that doesn't collapse after the first week or two, hopefully one of my characters makes the cut.

    That's what we're going to try and avoid. I check the boards a couple of times a day so I can update the maps fairly often.

    Submissions thus far:

    Leaders:
    William 'Chocolate' Harris, Gone Bard (susan)
    Aiden Darkbroaugh (IHFAN)
    Thud Barrelhead: Dwarven Battle Cleric of Moradin (SteelHawk)

    Defenders:
    Marek Wellington, Human Fighter (Bonus)
    Ordek, Dwarf Fighter (TrustTheFungus)
    Ember, Shifter Warden (Fencingsax - In Game)
    Mika Sorvas, Human Paladin of Avandra (Adventfalls)
    Malorian Al'deloth, Eladrin Swordmage (JourneymanJaster)


    Strikers:
    Nex, Changeling Assassin (susan)
    Victor La Roche, Human Sorcerer (Bonus)
    Falk-The Dragonborn Barbarian (Mad_Scientist_Working)
    Garrahhd, Halfling Barbarian (IAmUnaware - In Game)
    Reita Kilvas, Tiefling Warlock (Adventfalls)
    Jindal Meriel, Elven Archer (JourneymanJaster)
    Thrall Skullsplitter: Half-Orc Rageblood Barbarian (SteelHawk)

    Controllers:
    Thorfin, Dwarf Invoker (Fencingsax - In Game)
    Iridion-Human Invoker (Mad_Scientist_Working)
    Elaia, Tiefling Invoker (IAmUnaware - In Game)
    Keldyn Sosoda, Human Illusionist Wizard (soxbox - In Game)


    Scosglen, Samurai and Bladecruiser, I'd like to have each character be a different role if possible. I know you each had one of the defenders set up as leaning more towards striker but I'd like to keep submissions to one of each role rather than one of each class. Feel free to change one of the entries if you like.

    The party set up will most likely be something along the lines of:

    1 Defender
    2 Strikers
    1 Controller
    1 Leader
    1 Leader or Defender with Striker leanings

    Kelor on
  • hotranhotran Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    This sounds awesome. Here's hoping Veris, the elven rogue, makes the cut.

    Background
    Veris was born in a small, muddy village in a forest south of the Nentir Vale. His parents, followers of Corellon, were skilled crafters, making weapons and clever jewelry out of the meager resources the forest provided by day, and taking their turn at entertaining the village with song by night. Try as he might, Veris had a hard time following in his parents' footsteps. Beautiful was the last thing anyone would call the results of his pitiful attempts at craftsmanship. His singing was no better, and his dancing had a gangly quality reminiscent of a sick goat.

    The one time Corellon seemed to smile upon Veris' efforts, when his fingers moved with the expected grace, when he could put not a foot wrong, was when he stole. In a village as poor as his, thievery seemed like no blessing at all. With no desire to bring shame to his parents, but unwilling to smother the one gift he possessed, Veris took to the road. He roamed north, into the Nentir Vale, to see what his fortunes held. Soon after his arrival, the gem vaults of Hammerfast found themselves pilfered of their choicest baubles on more than one occasion. After one particular attempt upon the storehouse of the Stonecutters Guild blew up in his face, Veris was forced to flee with little more than the clothes on his back. He recently found himself in Fallcrest, relatively confident that he's shaken his pursuers, and ready for a new challenge.

    I recently joined the forums and I've been dying to get into some PbP, but no luck so far =(. I'm able to post several times per day.

    I'll likely submit another character later on, but if its between the two, I'd like to play the rogue.

    hotran on
    The Long Way Down: Clank, Warforged Fighter
  • CatnipCatCatnipCat Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I keep trying to upload a sheet to get into this thing, but I keep getting this error message:

    68336
    68182
    Uploaded file not recognized
    .

    I've never played D&D, but same thing happened here, the podcast got me interested. And I don't really know anyone IRL who wants to play

    Character - Foreblack, a Teifling Warlock

    CatnipCat on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • adventfallsadventfalls Why would you wish to know? Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    o.o Another strong showing!

    When are submissions to be judged/picked/made into an amazing wine?

    adventfalls on
    NintendoID: AdventFalls 3DS Code: 3454-0237-6080
  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    CatnipCat wrote: »
    I keep trying to upload a sheet to get into this thing, but I keep getting this error message:

    If you download a program called CutePDF and install it, when you go to choose print you select CutePDF and it'll let you save the file as a .pdf.

    From there just upload it to any site or google documents so I can see it.
    When are submissions to be judged/picked/made into an amazing wine?

    I said a week initially but we've had a lot of submissions already. I'll probably close it off on Tuesday once everyone's had a chance to apply but might have been busy over the weekend.

    Kelor on
  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    CatnipCat wrote: »
    I keep trying to upload a sheet to get into this thing, but I keep getting this error message:

    68336
    68182
    Uploaded file not recognized
    .

    I've never played D&D, but same thing happened here, the podcast got me interested. And I don't really know anyone IRL who wants to play

    Character - Foreblack, a Teifling Warlock
    You should probably make sure you're logged in, and that you're using a character builder save file to upload onto orokos. If it's Mythweavers, you don't need to do anything, just post the url of that.

    Fencingsax on
  • CatnipCatCatnipCat Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Thank god for cutepdf. EDIT- and for a friend with nothing better to do than to convert it for me

    Despair Foreblack: Warlock Extraordinaire

    Backstory and possibly a doodle of foreblack to come.

    CatnipCat on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • CatnipCatCatnipCat Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Quickie sketch...
    003a.jpg

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Tell him to put on a friggin' shirt. The Shadowfell is chilly at night.

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  • Mad_Scientist_WorkingMad_Scientist_Working Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    CatnipCat wrote: »
    Quickie sketch...
    003a.jpg
    He has leather armor on and yet your character has nothing tries to stop pointy stuff from piercing his chest.

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  • adventfallsadventfalls Why would you wish to know? Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    CatnipCat wrote: »
    Quickie sketch...
    003a.jpg
    He has leather armor on and yet your character has nothing tries to stop pointy stuff from piercing his chest.

    Is he wearing the Emperor's New Clothes?

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  • residueresidue Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'll throw in Alain, the human rogue.

    I've never played D&D before, and also never PBF before. I've listened to the podcasts, however. And in a sudden surge of madness and fiscal irresponsibility I bought PH and PH2.

    Edited to add:

    I'll also throw in Mindartis, Eladrin wizard.

    I'm able to post multiple times during weekdays.

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  • Mad_Scientist_WorkingMad_Scientist_Working Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    CatnipCat wrote: »
    Quickie sketch...
    003a.jpg
    He has leather armor on and yet your character has nothing tries to stop pointy stuff from piercing his chest.

    Is he wearing the Emperor's New Clothes?
    You know invisible armor would be kind of cool.

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  • adventfallsadventfalls Why would you wish to know? Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    CatnipCat wrote: »
    Quickie sketch...
    003a.jpg
    He has leather armor on and yet your character has nothing tries to stop pointy stuff from piercing his chest.

    Is he wearing the Emperor's New Clothes?
    You know invisible armor would be kind of cool.

    I'm praying the pants aren't invisible.

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  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Oh, Sorry about posting two of the same roles. They are the only two I had at level 1 on orokos.com and I don't want to play Jabez of Sorrow again as for some reason everyone loves the dwarf cleric of the Raven Queen (which is starting to become a fad among players here.) I'll make someone else up today. Leave Ash in.

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  • Mad_Scientist_WorkingMad_Scientist_Working Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    CatnipCat wrote: »
    Quickie sketch...
    003a.jpg
    He has leather armor on and yet your character has nothing tries to stop pointy stuff from piercing his chest.

    Is he wearing the Emperor's New Clothes?
    You know invisible armor would be kind of cool.

    I'm praying the pants aren't invisible.
    Don't you typically wear clothes under the armor? If not its a horrible idea.
    Oh, Sorry about posting two of the same roles. They are the only two I had at level 1 on orokos.com and I don't want to play Jabez of Sorrow again as for some reason everyone loves the dwarf cleric of the Raven Queen (which is starting to become a fad among players here.)
    As I said I'm brand new to D&D. Can I ask why the dwarf cleric of the Raven Queen is popular?

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  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'm not sure why to be honest. I made Jabez of Sorrow awhile back and he was my first character to get in a game. He's storyline was about him being tricked into raising one of his friends back to life, and that friend became a undead monster and he was on the run from the Raven Queen followers. He's gotten in a few game (which tanked later). Now, I've seen maybe 6 different dwarf clerics of the Raven Queen in these recruitment threads. I'm not sure if they copied Jabez or just like dwarf Queen lovers, but they are fast becoming popular choose for dwarf clerics here.

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  • CowCow Registered User new member
    edited October 2009
    I'd love to give this a try if possible. I've never played 4e or a pbp game before. As with many others, my interest in D&D started from the podcasts. Don't really know enough people irl with an interest in playing to get a group going, sadly.

    That said, here are my characters:

    Alek, Human Inspiring Warlord (Leader)
    Baradin, Dwarf Battlerager Fighter (Defender)

    Thanks for your consideration. I actually only registered for the forums in the first place to get a chance at this after my friend told me about it, so here's to hoping :p

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  • IHFANIHFAN Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    That's funny. I was considering making a dwarven cleric of the RQ for another site I play on, just because I had not seen that combo before.

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  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    IHFAN wrote: »
    That's funny. I was considering making a dwarven cleric of the RQ for another site I play on, just because I had not seen that combo before.

    When I first made Jabez, I was like "That would be a cool, but odd combo. A dwarf all about death, and hater of the undead." But now, since the Raven Queen is the most popular god out there, and everyone seem to be her followers now, I just tired of playing him. I think that everyone loves the Raven Queen (emos) and Dwarfs make kickass clerics with the whole Heavy Armor thingy.

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  • CatnipCatCatnipCat Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    CatnipCat wrote: »
    Quickie sketch...
    003a.jpg
    He has leather armor on and yet your character has nothing tries to stop pointy stuff from piercing his chest.

    Is he wearing the Emperor's New Clothes?
    You know invisible armor would be kind of cool.

    I'm praying the pants aren't invisible.

    Well, the party is only getting one magical item each to start with, so I couldn't get the invisible shirt AND the invisible pants. But it'll be fine - when Foreblack is bloodied he takes a minor action to remove his pants. Just part of his job

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    In the interest if full disclosure, I am currently in a pbp game. However, I got picked for that before the Seeker arrived and it is, so far, the only Controller I think I'd enjoy playing, so:

    Aelar, Elven seeker
    Aelar was born in a small village close to one of the places where the Feywild overlaps with the "natural" world and led a mostly carefree childhood except for one day when he was still very young (by Elven standards, anyway) and got separated from his parents, deep in the forest. Somehow (he insists to this day that he felt 'pulled' there) Aelar found his way to the border of the Feywild overlap and ended up on the other side, in a place that was like his forest, but even more "forest-y" if that were possible, full of extra-tree-like trees and ultra-squirrel-ish squirrels. To his mind, only a few minutes had passed there when his parents and an entire hunting-party's worth of the village's best rangers burst through the strange forest and brought him back home, his mother alternately hugging and scolding him all the way. He later learned that he had been missing for almost two whole days. After a while, though, the fuss died down and he was eventually allowed out of sight of the adults in the village again, whereupon his childhood continued mostly as normal for a Wood Elf.
    Ever since then, though, Aelar has felt more connected to the world around him and, shortly after taking up the bow, he discovered that he could channel the energies of the world into his arrows and cause all sorts of mayhem. As he grew in power, so did the amount of trouble he could cause, until eventually, he was "encouraged" to seek his fortune in the wider world...
    His Magic Item is a +1 Greatbow. Will add it later)

    And because you're looking a little light on Leaders too:
    Sardis, Genasi Artificer
    Sardis was always fascinated by tiny moving things like insects and small animals. So much so that his parents had to discourage him from trying to find out how they worked. However, his life was changed one day when a trader caravan stopped near his village and he got to see some of the small clockwork toys for sale, with all the tiny gears whizzing around inside. The old artificer on the caravan saw the child's natural curiosity as well has his innate magical potential and offered to stay and teach the boy his magic, at his own expense no less. Astonished by the man's offer and utterly stunned to see their normally hyperactive child so focussed, they accepted. Little Sardis proved to be a diligent student and having completed his apprenticeship in record time has now gone out into the wider world as a journeyman Artificer to seek his fortune.

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  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Well given that its fairly easy to work out where the demon blood in the family came from.

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  • TiamatZTiamatZ Ghost puns The Banette of my existenceRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    LOL, my first char is a Genasi Artificer named Yuriel too...

    As for this game, Kelor... I give you 2 :^::^: .

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  • astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Hey, I would love to get in on this. I am a D&D veteran, but this would be my first 4e game and my first PbP. I can post pretty much every day.

    My two submissions are a brother and sister.

    Khameel Katydid Human Warlord

    and

    Kouri Katydid HUman Druid
    Kouri and Khameel were born to two different mothers in a wealthy merchant's harem in the same night. Both women died in childbirth. This, along with the odd birthmarks each of them was born with (Khameel bears the mark of a radiant sun on his forehead. Kouri's left eye splits the middle of a crescent moon) led their father to seek the aid of a mystic to see if the children were cursed. An old crone was summoned and after inspecting the children, told their father that he must raise the children into adolescence, and then send the girl to her and send the boy into military training. It would be their destinies to have strange and eventful lives.

    The children grew up with only each other to count on. Khameel became obsessed with history, especially that of great generals and brilliant military strategists. Kouri often ran from home to explore the nearby canyons and oasis' of her desert home. They fought often, but stuck up for each other, because they knew no one else would.

    Khameel was shipped to Brightenese Military Academy. He made few friends, especially once his low birth was known, but excelled in his studies. He began to drink early, and made a sullen, bitter drunk. His expertise in strategy and quick-thinking moved him to the top of his class. He served as a field sergeant in the military for 4 years; he hated the bureaucracy of the military and was glad to leave at first opportunity. He took a few guard jobs, but fell in to adventuring as a way to call his own shots. Khameel isn't personable, but his presence and talent is evident to all who serve with him. He is primarily self-interested; he doesn't go out his way to help anyone without reward, but he has little patience for tyranny, cruelty, or strict rules either. He picked up Dwarven from his military training and often finds himself more comfortable around dwarves than humans, though they do admonish him for his preference of wine to ale.

    Kouri left the familiarity of home in the company of the old crone. They left for an oasis many miles from her home. The oasis was home to all manner of exotic flowers and animals, and Kouri learned that the old woman was named Alissoun and she was a powerful druid who watched over the deserts. She explained that she saw the potential for greatness in both Katydids, but that Kouri especially intrigued her because she had same mark on her eye that her own mentor had. Kouri trained for years to master the druidic arts, but her restless nature didn't make her well suited to stay put in the small oasis. She left to pursue her greater destiny. She hopes to learn what her great destiny is. Unlike her brother, she is a champion for the greater good and she will drop whatever she is doing to help anyone in need. Like her brother, she is headstrong and distrusts authority. Alissoun taught her Elven to help her deal with other druids out in the world.

    Kouri and Khameel try to meet once a year or so and send messages to each other fairly often. They often butt heads quite a bit when they do meet though.

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