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Recruiting 1st level players for Ptolus

Post by silentguardian » Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:29 pm

We are going to start at the bottom with this game. There is enough going on in Ptolus go get you well on your way to 20. There will be a mix of Roll and Role play so don't min max please. I am looking for all character types and core 3.5 races. I would prefer to not play gestalt as I am a traditionalist. if you want to play a non standard class please make sure there is a template available for it and then ask me in PM about it. chances are I have the book but I will need to look to see if it will cause any balance issues.

I am looking for around 6 players. if there is interest I will run 2 parties but I need to be sure you guys can do a weekly validation.

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Post by Duniagdra » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:56 pm

Would there be any issue to at some point multiclass?
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Re: Recruiting 1st level players for Ptolus

Post by silentguardian » Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:05 pm

no not at all... in fact it is encouraged... I just dont care for gestalt....
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Post by shai-hulud » Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:18 pm

What type of campaign? City-based? Will it be fast-paced, or will there be downtime?

I ask because fast-paced campaigns with little downtime tend to discourage people from taking skills like Profession and Craft while city-based campaigns with lots of downtime, those skills can add flavor and provide additional contacts, for instance, the tanner discovers some blue powder mixed in with his salt. Rather than throw out the salt, he uses it, and it turns the leather armor as hard as steel. Now the simple tanning profession has just provided a potential side-quest where a sample of the blue powder can be taken to be identified, or some other equally interesting quest born of a potentially mundane activity/skill during downtime.
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Post by Duniagdra » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:05 pm

This was my understanding when first surveying the forum for interest; that this would be primarily city-based with ventures outside the city permissible.


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Will this be party driven or will it be a group that occasionally does some work together?
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Re: Recruiting 1st level players for Ptolus

Post by silentguardian » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:21 pm

the intention is for it to be a long running campaign that will allow the more obscure skills to be used... eventually I would like the players to establish themselves in the city andf become the go to people for their proffesions... a good example is the tanner you mentioned....

and yes that is correct in that it will be primarily city based with the occasional venture to the coast or into the wild lands for rare quests.

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Post by klakxor » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:59 pm

I was reading through some of the journals posted for the games that were run and this seems like a great city game.

Count me in for playing, I just need to come up with a new concept :D

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Post by Phoenix512 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:38 pm

The Ptolus campaign that I was part of mostly involved the PCs being like an elite group that did missions that the city guard couldn't handle. We got involved with the various powers in the city. There was some planar travel and towards the end, we did go outside of the city for a mission here and there. One of the members managed to create an information network in the city and try to get into the magical item business. One person eventually joined a magical guild. One was a bard from the musical college. The rest of us (including me) were warriors. There was some downtime except towards the end as there was a countdown to destruction.

I was thinking to be an elven urban ranger. Also, can Profession always be maxed out as I don't like wasting skill points on Profession.

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Post by shai-hulud » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:13 pm

How are you working ability scores? Starting equipment?
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Re: Recruiting 1st level players for Ptolus

Post by larenee » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:48 pm

1st to start
potential to get close to 20
detailed, interesting setting
balance of role/roll
necessity of non-combat skills

could hardly ask for more.

I'm in, if you'll have me.

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Post by marine7312000 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:28 pm

Count me in too. I have the Ptolus book myself and have always thought that this would make a great campaign. I've just never been able to get people to commit to a game long enough to really get into it. I'm thinking a human rogue.

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Post by rednetra » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:52 pm

count me in please

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Post by Duniagdra » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:45 am

I don't know...

While I would like to get into another PbP...
While this setting seems interesting...

I'm already in PbP's that have drifted off and lagged.

I do understand that people are busy and people have lives. Yes, My job does not take a lot of my time at work, but still... I do get busy and I do have a social life... I still manage however to find at least ten minutes to look through all my PbP's I've committed to and make a post if needed. I don't see myself getting into another PbP considering the ones I'm already in tend to sleep.

Then again... I am addicted to everything D&D so...

I'm still figuring what race/class to play. Was leaning towards human urban ranger (never plaid one), but someone took that. I know, I could still have the same... I have no books to this, but I'm assuming this is to be like any other large city. Maybe a rogue might be more suited to city life and prosper. When are you looking to "officially" start this up?
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Post by larenee » Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:26 pm

Any house rules we should be aware of as we consider our classes?
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Re: Recruiting 1st level players for Ptolus

Post by silentguardian » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:56 pm

sorry for the delay all. apparently as soon as I showed interest in starting this some power somewhere decided my families lives were too dull.... wife hospitalized 3 time in 3 weeks, mother in law hospitalized, received interview notice for new permanent position at the company I am currently contracting to...

but anyways, I think the drama has slowed down to a torrent so I will get caught up here...

I would like to use the core 3.5 books for races. classes I am open to most anything. I do not care for Gestalt as I find they take away form the feel of the struggling hero....

start at 1st level with a 28 point buy. standard gold for the race/level/class.

I would like to be ready to go by halloween. this means I would like TOS sheets as well as a good background pm'd to me. I will run a group of 6 so the 1st 6 to do so have it.

I would prefer to not go with any monster races as well please.

as of right now the only house rule I would like to run with is "stay within the city unless the current mission calls for travel"

one other thing I would like to run with is the 3x3 this comes from a game I play in at home. it rewards with 1 extra feat the writing of a good back story. I would like 3 places, 3 friends and 3 enemies (all with back story) this encourages you to think a little about your character why he is who he is.

if you turn in your 3x3 when you turn in your tos+ sheet I will let you know if you can take the additional feat. please do not add this in until I give you the go ahead.

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Post by Duniagdra » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:48 pm

Damn. Homework! I know nothing of this city, so... ?

Where would you be asking these places be, part of the city, the nation, the realm?
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Post by rednetra » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:52 pm

sorry but too much homework for me im trying to learn Ebbron right now.

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Post by Phoenix512 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:55 pm

Look at the Player's Guide in this post.

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Post by Duniagdra » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:55 pm

Okay, just saw the Players Guide. I'll have a look at it and see.
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Post by Duniagdra » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:45 pm

Reading through parts of the guide, I think this would have been something I could have had fun in. Your requirements would take too much of my time and you'll be sure to get your six slots filled by the time I get a character completed, thus my time wasted. Guess I'm out. It seems like a lot of extra work to get one extra feat.
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Post by shai-hulud » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:22 pm

silent, I think that the backgrounds is a great idea. It really helps not only the players get a sense of who their characters are, but also helps you in tying things together. While I don't know if I will have time to create such an in depth background, I will still be submitting a character with a background, even if it is not that in depth. If you find six players who have the time for the more detailed background, I understand.
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Post by Phoenix512 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:37 pm

Silent, can you provide the list of all the deities and languages in Ptolus? I know there's many more in the campaign book (which is a very nice book by the way) than listed in the Player's Guide.

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Post by Duniagdra » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:26 pm

shai-hulud wrote:silent, I think that the backgrounds is a great idea. It really helps not only the players get a sense of who their characters are, but also helps you in tying things together. While I don't know if I will have time to create such an in depth background, I will still be submitting a character with a background, even if it is not that in depth. If you find six players who have the time for the more detailed background, I understand.
Well agreed about background development, but to the depth required? I'm not that fast in creating a character to meet this request.
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Post by shai-hulud » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:33 pm

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shai-hulud wrote:silent, I think that the backgrounds is a great idea. It really helps not only the players get a sense of who their characters are, but also helps you in tying things together. While I don't know if I will have time to create such an in depth background, I will still be submitting a character with a background, even if it is not that in depth. If you find six players who have the time for the more detailed background, I understand.
Well agreed about background development, but to the depth required? I'm not that fast in creating a character to meet this request.
So submit a character that won't get the extra feat. He is not making it mandatory for character creation. He is making it mandatory for a free bonus feat at first level.
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Post by Duniagdra » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:02 pm

I thought that was his requirement. If not, then I'll see what I can pull together. No monsters, right? Okay. For what I gathered from the Players Guide, the otherwise unusual is not so unusual here. I'll get started on something... I've never played urban ranger, though a rouge, bard, or barbarian could really thrive in a city setting.


Okay, think I'm going with half-orc barbarian. Now to see about why he's in Ptolus.
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Post by Phoenix512 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:53 pm

Here's my character. Since he's an elf, I'm going to assume a couple things as elves do live for a very long time. The Player's Guide was a bit vague about some of the organizations so I'm not sure if they would existed during parts of his life. I didn't put in a deity or my extra languages since I'm waiting an answer about them in previous posts.
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Post by silentguardian » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:32 am

yes you are correct. I am asking for the 3x3 only to get the EXTRA feat. 1st level characters are a dime a dozen so I see this is a way to distinguish a hum drum minstril from a true heroic bard.

now you don;t have to be terribly detailed with your 3x3 just give me a few places real or made up, 3 enemies and 3 allies... they do nto have to be in the setting I may decide to have you encounter them or not that is stictly dm's perogitive.

I will have to look up the languages... I have no seen a compiled list in the setting book but Iwill look again...

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Post by Duniagdra » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:00 pm

Introducing Wragthurn Bitterman; Half-orc Barbarian.
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Post by Benji » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:09 pm

I've already PMed them to Silent, but I thought I'd post them here as well so that people will know what's in the group...
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Post by Duniagdra » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:30 pm

By the way...
silentguardian wrote:wife hospitalized 3 time in 3 weeks, mother in law hospitalized, received interview notice for new permanent position at the company I am currently contracting to...
I hope your family is well and this was nothing serious, and congrats on the interview for perm.
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