These boards are choked with 4e. I propose a game of Swords and Wizardry
(SnW), for which I will be the Referee.
If you don't already know, SnW is a free ruleset modeled after the original D&D rules that came out when my dad was in college. A time when character death was swift and unforgiving. When men were men and your rulebooks didn't have page after page of combat abilities. Also miniatures cast in lead. Delicious lead.
In any event, if you have not already, you should download the pdf (it's free, what do you have to lose?) and give the players section a once over to see if it is something that interests you. Go ahead, I'll wait.
Still here? Excellent. I want to form a group of 4-6 level 1 adventurers. We will start with a quick little module that I found on the internet and enjoyed called "The Disappearance of Harold the Hedge Mage." If everyone has already heard of/played this module just tell me I'm being an idiot and I'll go do something else.
If the group works well I would like to keep it going. I don't know if you noticed in the rulebook, but SnW has some pretty cool endgame mechanics that amount to more than just "become demi-god, kill bigger monsters." Don't worry we can cross that bridge when we get to it -- I've got a plan.
Are you STILL interested? Great. Roll up a character (invisible castle
, please!) as outlined in the rules. I'd prefer a mostly human group but if you can give me a dwarf with an appropriately metal character bio, or an elf with a sufficiently wussy one, I'll let you have it. I'm still going to be human-biased though.
We will be using the Ascending AC system, so be sure to read about how that works and note your base to hit bonus on your writeup.
Roll your starting gold and buy some equipment, write your bio, and post here. The characters should all already know each other, although you don't need to specify how. (my plan, should this not die the same death that so many PbP games do, is to run an adventure that shows how the group met up. A prequel of sorts.)
Sample character sheet follows:
Krunk the Juiced
lvl 1 Human Fighter
XP Bonus: 5%
Saving Throw: 14
Hit Points: 5
Base to-hit: +0
Starting Gold: 140
Equipment: 10' pole
Bio: herp derp
You should probably take your character more seriously than I took the sample one. Also be sure to link to all your rolls.
THE GAME HAS BEGUN. THIS IS NOW THE OOC THREAD. IF YOU WOULD STILL LIKE TO JOIN OR BE PLACED IN RESERVE, FEEL FREE TO POST A CHARACTER. OTHERWISE, FOLLOW THE GAME HERE