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    [4e] The Dustbowl (QA) [Recruitment - OPEN(1)] (OOC)

    Hello everyone!

    I've been trolling these boards for about a week or so now, and while waiting to hear if my L4W character will be approved, I've decided to give DM'ing a chance on the PbP boards! First, a little bit of background about myself;

    I began D&D around the time 3rd Edition came out, so I guess I'm still pretty newb compared to some on this board. Despite that fact, I was immediately enthralled by character creation and "pen and paper" RPG that was D&D, and subsequently bought all of the books (core and supporting), played in up to 3 campaigns at once, and have DM'ed 2 successful campaigns so far. Despite all this, I have never had the chance of DM'ing a campaign using PbP, so bear with me as this is my first shot at it. On with the thread!

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    Quick Adventure System

    I've been thinking of a way I can launch into the game quickly and without having to write a thorough background/world/story/religion. Something that may grow over time. So, I've decided to launch into the quick adventure. Essentially, this story will have a minimal plot (to be described at the beginning of the thread in the "Playing the Game" Forum), and almost immediately after the intro posts of the players, combat begins. This allows for many things; 1. Players to jump into the action while still getting a small chance for roleplay; 2. Allowing posters the chance to roll up a mid-heroic tier character in an attempt to test something out; 3. Build a story from the character's point of view based on their decisions. I'm hoping this will work out for the better rather than the other direction.

    Guidelines for the Adventure

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    I'm looking for 4-5 players (no more than five) to join in. Characters MUST be created using 4e rules, with the standard 22 pt buy system. All races/classes published by Wizards (including core/supplemental/dragon/unreleased content) are allowed. Starting level will be 5 (FIVE), and wealth will be 7,000 gp. This gives leeway to have some very nice starting equipment while not feeling terribly underpowered. Please post a PDF or IMG of your character so that I can look over it briefly (I trust players most of the time). Rule of thumb for D&DI Character Builders - It should say "legal" under your portait when you're finished!

    Adventure

    I will post rough and/or extended descriptions when needed. During combat rounds, a grid-like system will be used, showing monsters/POIs/Etc for the combat. The grid will be updated once everyone has a chance to post their actions. Obviously, don't just post "I hit the orc." Instead, say "I pull out my crossbow and use Sly Flourish (+20 vs AC) to deal 2d6+4 (12) damage to Orc 1." This gives me an easy way of keeping track of everything.

    I'm asking everyone sign up (or at least use) Invisible Castle's Dice Roller to roll their dice. This allows for some sense of contributing to the game while keeping everthing (hopefully) legal. Please linkback your dice rolls when rolling for anything (initiative, combat checks, saves, etc).

    If you have any questions regarding the adventure, please let me know! After recruitment is finished, this thread will become the OOC thread and I will hope to post the introduction post within the first week.

    Approved for The Dustbowl (Final)

    Stick (renau1g) - Level 5 Dragonborn Hybrid Sorcerer/Warden

    Mialucus (Binder_Fred) - Level 5 Elf Swordmage

    Scholar (Shayuri) - Level 5 Deva

    Caden (Legildur) - Level 5 Halfling Rogue

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    Hey eblue,

    I like it, it's always fun to try out new classes/builds. Are you ok with playtest material? i.e. hybrid classes or psionic classes?

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    renau1g,

    Yes, that is also perfectly acceptable (to me at least). If you could supply a link to the information (if it's not readily available) so I can read up on them. I do have a D&DI sub as well, so you can just reference the mag and/or link. Go ahead and post a character if you're interested!
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    Sure - I'll work on one shortly. The hybrid stuff is from Dragon 375, it's also loaded in the CB.

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    So I thought I'd try a natural-style tribal leader. Stick can flip between melee and ranged pretty easily, mark foes and (when donning the armour) take the blows. He'd be from a tribe of barbarian dragonborn in the Northlands, revering the phases of the cosmic bodies and focusing on cold-type powers.

    Stick

    ====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ======
    Stick, level 5
    Dragonborn, Sorcerer|Warden
    Sorcerous Power: Sorcerous Power Strength
    Hybrid Talent: Soul of the Sorcerer
    Soul of the Sorcerer: Soul of the Cosmic Cycle
    Hybrid Warden: Hybrid Warden Will
    Dragon Breath Key Ability: Dragon Breath Strength
    Dragon Breath Damage Type: Dragon Breath Cold
    Background: Born Under a Bad Sign (Born Under a Bad Sign Benefit)

    FINAL ABILITY SCORES
    Str 20, Con 10, Dex 13, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 18.

    STARTING ABILITY SCORES
    Str 17, Con 10, Dex 13, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 15.


    AC: 17 Fort: 18 Reflex: 14 Will: 19
    HP: 58 Surges: 7 Surge Value: 14

    TRAINED SKILLS
    Nature +7, Intimidate +13, Athletics +12, Perception +7

    UNTRAINED SKILLS
    Acrobatics +4, Arcana +1, Bluff +6, Diplomacy +6, Dungeoneering +2, Endurance +2, Heal +2, History +3, Insight +2, Religion +1, Stealth +3, Streetwise +6, Thievery +3

    FEATS
    Level 1: Mark of Warding
    Level 2: Hybrid Talent
    Level 4: Focused Expertise (Quarterstaff)

    POWERS
    Hybrid Sorcerer at-will 1: Blazing Starfall
    Hybrid Warden at-will 1: Earth Shield Strike
    Hybrid encounter 1: Hungry Earth
    Hybrid daily 1: Form of Winter's Herald
    Hybrid utility 2: Nature's Abundance
    Hybrid encounter 3: Ice Dragon's Teeth
    Hybrid daily 5: Glacial Armor

    ITEMS
    Staff of the Serpent +2, Summoned Layered Plate Armor +2, Cloak of Distortion +1, Giant Lizard, Draft, Impenetrable Barding (heroic tier), Potion of Resistance (heroic tier), Elixir of Reflexes (level 8) (2), Acrobat Boots (heroic tier), Potion of Regeneration (heroic tier) (2)
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    Looks good renau1g! Seems interesting with the hybrid abilities, have to see how it plays out. We have at least 1 adventurer now, let's hope more can join!
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    Colour me interested, Eblu!

    Are the characters in the same adventuring party at the begining of the game? That tends to simplify things as well.

    As for characters, I've got an idea for Silipsiss of the Water, an emanciated dragonborn Warlock. His Fey pact with a river goddess/spirit gives him water-based powers (Eldritch Blast as a Waterhose attack, etc). He does require minor tweeking of the spell descriptors however (The "fire" Descriptor on the 3rd level Fiery Bolt changing to "force" so it becomes his Depthcharge Geyser for example -- pity there isn't any official "water" descriptor out there ) so I'll understand if you want to keep the game entirely "legal".

    The other idea I'm toying with right now would be an elven Swordmage (Mialucus of the bloodless storm). Sharpness, blade growth and throwing his scimitar in a flat spin accounts for most of his attacks. Duelist, magical component acquisition specialist, exterminator, all in the name of money and skill...

    What do you think?
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    We start with 7000 gold, and not level n-1, n, and n+1 items?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaBaNa View Post
    We start with 7000 gold, and not level n-1, n, and n+1 items?
    That's right. The gold should give you enough money to purchase the items you need. Let me know if this becomes a huge issue. I plan on helping out the adventures through the series.

    I'm not terribly worried about the lack of a controller. Strikers can have some controller like abilities, so it might be something to consider when creating characters. I'll make up for it somehow so it's not game-breaking.

    Still waiting on Character Sheets from Cabana, Legildur, and Binder. Once those are complete and submitted, we'll get started (I have the first few encounters prepped).
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    It's ok, my cleric does some burst/blast status effect stuff.

    But won't be a minion sweeper...
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