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For those who seek to expand the guidelines set in 2E, setting their minds squarely within the boundaries of a feasibly realistic and believable fantasy setting. If you prefer detail, challenge and complexity rather than a more basic game experience, then this is the group for you!Last Activity: Sunday, 8th September, 2013 06:25 AM
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Autumn settles on the plains of Abanasinia as rumors of war and strange creatures travel from the northern lands. Friends meet in the tree-town of Solace after many years spent apart, hoping to reminisce about old times and adventures past. But the people of Ansalon need heroes, as the ancient gods have returned to the world, and brought creatures of myth and legend to fight in their battles. Dragons- ancient, deadly, and powerful- have returned to Krynn. An adventure like no other calls the heroes to rediscover the greatest gift given to the mortal races, to find a safe haven for hundreds of desperate refugees, and unearth the first secrets that might lead to the power of the Dragonlance.Last Activity: Tuesday, 18th September, 2012 05:00 AM
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[b]System:[/b] Dungeons & Dragons: Next (current playtest packet, updated as they are released)
[FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="5"]Gang War Looms, Sharn Watch dispatches Crack Team to Dark Undercity![/SIZE][/FONT]
Intrepid members of the Sharn Watch head into the dark territory of No Man's Land in search of a dangerous murderer, the infamous "Raven". Gangs in Sharn's undercity and the towers above gird for an all-out crime war, and only the capture of this nefarious criminal can forestall the bloodshed. As they race to bring a cold-blooded killer to justice, secrets and perils unknown await. Survival, much less success, is not guaranteed.
Will they succeed in time, or is will this be the premature end to their careers in the greatest city on Eberron?Last Activity: Thursday, 18th April, 2013 09:55 AM
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There is a cold wind blowing through the Reaches of Man.
For as long as history records, there have been gates - from the huge Arches through which whole wagon trains can pass, to little doors more suitable for a child than a grown adult. Between all of these gates is the Netherworld, sometimes dry and dusty, sometimes green and fertile, sometimes cold and snow-covered. But always with the same flat iron-grey sky and generally safe so long as you follow the rules; stay on the path, do not sleep while in the Netherworld and take nothing from the Netherworld through a gate.
The paths of the Netherworld are as many and varied as the gates they traverse between. The most famous are the Great Roads that connect the Arches. They are arrow straight and topped with smooth paving stones. One hundred paces to each side the land is flat and featureless, adorned only with grass and wild flowers. The other paths range from tracks wide enough for wagons to those that seem little more than animal tracks. Most are of handpicked earth sometimes supplemented by hewn timber or crushed stone where the ground is boggy. Occasionally there are small bridges or raised walkways of timber or stones. But most are just hard-beaten earth. But whatever the appearance of the paths, they have been uniformly easy enough to traverse with good footing and clear of obstructing vegitation.
Or so they once were. Now a days it is not uncommon to find weeds growing through the paving stones of the Great Roads, which no longer seem as straight and smooth as they used to be, and thorny bushes and corpses of small stunted trees and thick underground seem to crowd the roads in places. The smaller paths seem to be narrower, rockier and more treacherous underfoot, and a wise traveller takes a stout staff for there are places now where branches hang low over the paths and thorny bushes clutch and tear at the fabric of ones clothes. And while the Netherworld seems as empty and uninhabited as always, travellers commonly talk about the sense of being watched and of darker shadows lurking in the shadows which hover at the edge of ones vision. Many old timers will tell you that it is colder now in the Netherworld, and will point out the dark clouds that can now sometimes be seen rolling slowly across a sky that was once just a featureless expanse of unchanging grey.
There is a cold wind blowing through the reaches of man and it seems to be coming from the Netherworld.
Many dismiss such stories and reports of growing darkness and danger in the Netherworld as superstitious nonsense. They point to thousands of people who daily, and safely, traverse the paths between the portals. They point to the countless stories and fables of of dark happenings and terrible fates set in the Netherworld as evidence that nothing has changed, or if it has, it is not the first time it has, and will not be the last. Of course the Netherworld is dangerous, but not if you follow the rules: stay on the path, do not sleep while in the Netherworld and take nothing from it.Last Activity: Sunday, 11th November, 2012 10:24 PM
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Shakespeare said, "All the world is a stage, the men and women merely players."
This is a magic infusion, early technology, fantasy world. The particular technological age is deliberately set at the late Iron Age moving into the Golden Age of Discovery so that the non-combat related actions of the characters have a direct effect on political, social, and technological development.
- Races / Character Description -
All characters should be humanoid, meaning 2 arms and 2 legs. No tails, wings, feathers, or scales at inception, of a relative height from 4' to 8', with general earth tone coloration or chromatic hue from black to white. Star Wars has its own diversity. This world is still simpler.
- Classes / Levels -
In a beginning adventure to a beginning campaign. The term beginner is important. Classes are only relevant to the players own vocabulary and archetypal design not to the playable mechanics of this system. Diversity is pliable to all, free of penalty. Beginning age of characters should be late adolescent to early adult for relative plausibility.
- Equipment / Money -
As per the introduction, the technological age is late iron. This is important to starting gear. Suits of armor have never even been heard of, much less seen. Metal weaponry does, of course, exist but it is general and simple. Rapiers and katanas and such are yet to be designed, waiting on character input and alloy component discovery. Some indigenous peoples are still using weaponry made of stone or bone.
All characters may begin with a simple melee weapon no larger than a longsword or single-blade fighting axe and/or a simple bow (long or short) with 20 arrows. If choosing knives, small swords, or hand axes, a character may begin with 2. Clothing should be homespun, wool, or cotton, no armor yet. Shields or bucklers are small and will be made of wood or hide.
The base currency is a medium sized coin made of tin that has various names from the 4 cities where it is minted but the same value. All characters are considered to have acquired 20 coins at the start of play. This is more than adequate. You will see.
This may come across as strange, but the system of origin for your character is irrelevant. I can use whatever stats you already have to relate them to what is important to keep track of development through play. Everyone has a favorite archetype or character. The question is can you take it and develop it through your own ability to play it, outside the rigid parameters of a gaming system? Where would you take it if the next step were entirely up to you?
Technical Mechanics are based on percentile and advancement is a point-buy system.
The world is called The Untamed WildsLast Activity: Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 05:19 PM
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Welcome Adventurer to the World of Graelbane!
My name is Marshall Peterson, and I am, and have been working on on an RPG for a year now called Graelbane, set in a fantasy universe I created.
I have decided to set up a group and invite strangers to play for two reasons. For one, the people I personally know have been playing with me for a while now, and I could use some fresh blood to play with. Secondly, I need new people to test the RPG, and bring different perspectives to it.
I do expect a few things from people who play with me.
I expect anyone who plays with me is Mature. Maturity is subjective, I will not set up some arbitrary age requirement, but if you find that you have been told in the past that you cannot be mature, then this group is not for you.
I expect anyone who plays with me is Kind. Sometimes RPGs can get heated. We care about our characters, about the story, about our party, and when things go wrong, often people get upset, and that is expected, but I also expect us all to keep in mind that it is a game, and it should not compromise the way we treat each other.
I expect anyone who plays with me is Focused. I love table talk, and I enjoy goofy stuff while we play, but I also expect that when it is time to focus (during combat, during dialogue, etc.) that you do so.
As far as the type of Campaign I run: I pride myself on attempting to give the players as much agency as possible, so sometimes I will put rails in front of the players, but they don't need to ride them. I generally run a very political campaign, with multiple factions competing for dominance, and I hope, but do not expect, for the players to engage with these factions. I tend to value role play in my games, and am a huge fan of dialogue, whether between PCs or a PC and an NPC. I do have combat in my games of course, but I also try to reward my players for avoiding combat as well. In fact, often I make combat encounters very difficult, so that the players realize sometimes it is smarter to resolve things peacefully.
Currently there is no schedule for sessions, but one will be created as soon as at least 3 players have joined the group.Last Activity: Monday, 24th April, 2017 06:40 AM
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Arcanum of the Stars is both the name of my Dragonstar campaign and one of the main forces behind that campaign. However, Arcanum of the Stars (AotS), the campaign, isn't going to be just about that one power group. Many other resources whether D&D, D20, or something else entirely has influenced how Arcanum of the Stars has developed and will continue to be developed. And not only is Arcanum of the Stars a campaign, it is also designed to be a Dragonstar resource for other players and GMs to add new material to their own Dragonstar campaigns.Last Activity: Monday, 17th April, 2017 11:22 AM
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