It was a dark and stormy night when you came to Barrowtown. The Last Light Inn was the only open door you could find, which was fine. An inn was what you needed anyway. Just a quick stay to let the storm pass, and tomorrow you would be on your way.
That was three days ago.
The storm still rages outside. More and more people have come to the inn, some of them travelers like yourselves, some of them locals seeking better shelter than their meager homes could provide. Whatever their reasons, they're here now just like you, staying longer than they wanted to in a place they never intended to be.
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This is a recruitment thread for a PbP game of Dungeons & Dragons, using the latest (and last) packet of 5E playtest rules.
I'm looking for a group of 4 level 1 PCs, run by players that can post consistently and are interested in giving this a real try and not just proving a point. I have my opinions of the 5E rules, but I'm leaving those aside in the interest of giving this system a fair shake. My intention is for anyone interested in seeing what the system looks like in actual play to be able to look here and find an example.
Anyway, let's get down to the technical details.
Follow the instructions in the PDF for determining your ability scores. According to the rules you can either roll 4d6 and keep the highest 3 for each stat; assign a standard array of 16, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8; or (optionally) point-buy your stats. I will allow any of these methods, so choose whichever one you like best. If you roll, you must do it here in the thread.
All of the "Unusual Races" are allowed.
All of the classes are allowed.
No custom backgrounds. You're supposed to create them "with your DM" and I just don't want to deal with that.
I'll figure this out. For now, just post your character here. There aren't that many choices to make at level 1 so it shouldn't be too cumbersome.
Once I've selected the 4 people that will be playing, I'll convert this to a game thread. In-character text should be normal color (if you want a different color for your character's actual speech, go right ahead). Out-of-character text, like rules questions and such, should be in grey text
. Tag people in your posts when you're waiting for them to say something so that they know.
I post primarily during daytime hours, PST. If it's evening or the weekend I probably will not be posting.
Oh and One More Thing
All of the PCs know each other and work together as a team. None of the PCs are anti-social loners, brooding types, troubled anti-heroes with a dark past, dim-witted rage-monkeys, or any similar tropes. Broody McDarkheart, Loyalguy Butkeepstohimself, Meathead Dumbjock, and Quirkythief von Robstheparty will not be starring in this particular story.
Okay, go ahead and ask questions, submit characters, etc. I'll probably pick the party on Thursday unless something prevents me from doing so.