The Divine Future: A D&D 4th Edition CampaignPicture a civilization, far flung in the future. Its citizens know nothing but wealth and plenty, their minds sharp and their souls pure. Their technology beyond compare, their powers vast. At this point, you would picture this civilization having help to reach this stage, and you would be right. For at one point in their lives, after a terrible struggle, the gods of their world came forth, and saw what their people had endured. They saw a people, unifed through strife, and made worthy from the fire. And so, the people were granted the gifts of the gods. They quickly utilized them to create a new civilization beyond compare, from anything before or since. They named it in honor of their patrons.
They named themselves the Luminous.
Aronas. A land of staggering highs and lows. Artisans struggle to fund their works, and petty warlords reign supreme. The status quo changes nearly every day. Life is a bitter fight, and yet a fight that is not abandoned. In spite of everything, kingdoms and republics have emerged. Civilized life struggles to find its place. Soon, all the different ideologies will clash, and from the ashes will emerge the chosen ones to merge with the Luminous.
That is what has been written of the past. But the Archivists have noted strange happenings in the history books as of late.
The words are coming undone before their very eyes...Introduction:
This is a recruitment thread for a campaign of 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons, for a group of 5 1st level party members.
Anyone may post up to two applications. People who have never played D&D before, people who are not in too many pbp's, and people who can post more than once a day and/or on weekends to keep things moving will get more weight towards their submissions.Getting Started:
Character sheets on either orokos
Dice rolls on either Orokos or Invisible Castle.
You may submit up to two applications. I will choose one of each party role (Striker, Defender, Leader, Controller), with the fifth spot being reserved for what I deem an incredibly intriguing or outstanding character concept. When making your characters, use the 22 point buy system, following the details outlined later in this post.Your submission must include:
-A link to the character sheet
-Character photo(for tokens) and name (first AND last)
-Your character's personality in a nutshell - quirks, mannerisms, motiviations
-Participation in other pbp's, familiarity with D&D 4E and availability to post on forums
Also, you must provide an answer to this question:
-If you had the chance to shape your own society, what would you emphasize? What would you exhume from your world? What values would you stand for?
The deadline for submissions is January 29th, 2013.Character Particulars:
The world itself: The Luminous have quite nearly reached the next stage in human evolution. Despite having access to technology that could only be described as "magic" to lesser races, they have maintained a peaceable attitude towards any that are not themselves. They continually focus on personal growth and development, so that they can continually show to their deities that they have proven themselves worthy of the gifts given to them. In comparable fiction, think Asgard from Marvel's Thor. Same building style, same access to indescribable technology, but the personalities are not as warlike. More restrained, pensive but not ponderous. The average Lumine considers all actions available to him before committing to the course of action that betters both him and his people.
Compared to the Luminous, the average Aronian is much more...realistic. He tries to honor his word when he can, but at the end of the day, a man has to eat.
Race: All sorts of races can be found among the Luminous/Aronians. The Luminous that would find more urban life objectionable (shifters, elves, etc) have their own districts, but they are still counted among the Luminous. Indeed, any can petition for citizenship, after being sponsored and passing a few...trials.
Class: I am pretty open-minded, so feel free to choose from any official supplement, with the one rule of no hybrids.
Backgrounds: Since any can join the ranks of the Luminous, there are citizens from all walks of life, and Aronas is a melting pot. You may choose from any GENERIC background(no Eberon/Dark Sun etc.). However, given the progressive views that the Luminous have, those that would focus on a more...seedy lifestyle would need some justifications.
Each character gets 100 gp, a free Adventurer's Kit, and a lvl. 1 magic item for free that is not a weapon or piece of armor that adds to AC.
Religion: I didn't have the energy to make a whole new pantheon, so we will be using the Points of Light deities.