As a member of Claymore’s 69th team, you will be teleported into areas of extreme danger by Claymore’s over worked Wizard-Seers to protect those in need from whatever existential threat has turned up today. Whether it’s a unlicensed golem running rampant, another ‘dark lord’ trying to bring back ‘the good old days’ or a potion factory’s malpractice causing a spike in the slime population, it’s your job to clean it up. It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
The 69th is a troubled team. After several mistakes saw its captain fall on a failed mission to stop a mysterious demon, the next in line formally left the force out of the blue, leaving the rookies to fend for themselves. The budget barely extends out to the 69th—there are talks to tear the team apart and ship the rookies off to other teams, or worse
, downgrade them to common town guards!
Have you got what it takes to turn this motorised carriage around?The Setting
I’m thinking a weird timeframe, where everyone is still using swords, but also you can smoke a brand cigarette and read a newspaper, plus everyone on the team has a Cantrip(TM) smart device earpiece to stay in touch with each other and radio in to HQ. Sort of 1500… 1960… 2022-ish.
Whatever race, gender, all that, you pick, that’s good in the Nation. The Nation is about the size of two continents. You can be from wherever you like. A desert dwelling orc is equal to a inner city hedgehog-man, and both are as likely to rise to the rank of captain within the Force. There’s history, and assholes, but we’re not going there in this game.
Claymore are legit good guys—though not all nice to the lowly 69ers. They’re not cops. They’ve got no jurisdiction beyond bopping huge monsters and exorcising grumpy wraiths. People mostly abide them, if not outright like ‘em.
Also: If you play a warlock your patron has to be good, alien or not that evil really, deep down, even though they’ve got horns and a trident. I say that just because I am not going to provide you with the kind of roleplay that you deserve with an evil patron.The Style
I’m basically going to drop you from square gridded battle map to square gridded battle map. If you’re not fighting monsters, you’ll be having brief downtime and using your hard earned cash to buy items you hope will help you on the next mission.
This is just a comedy. If you roll a 1, it’s gonna be catastrophic for your character. If you roll a 20, you get to be a big damn hero.
I’m going to be very up front about enemy stats and skill check DC, just to speed things up as much as possible.Make a 3rd level character of whatever combo you like.
We will be used Point Buy for stats.
Just select your starting equipment. I’ll provide you with a choice of magical items and assorted junk to round out your character before we start.
Post once a day if you can!Oh, last thing, no rolling for initiative. It’s too slow in this format. Either the whole party goes first, or the enemy will, as I deem correct for the situation.