Friday, 9th September, 2011, 03:30 PM #1
The Shackled City - Golarion Interest/Recruitment (CLOSED)
I've decided to take the plunge and give DMing PbP a shot. I'm interested in running The Shackled City AP by Paizo Publishing.
Module: Shackled City Adventure Path
Setting: I will be modifying the AP to fit in the Pathfinder Golarion World
Ruleset: I'm leaning towards Pathfinder RPG but could be convinced to do 3.5
Players will be starting level 1 characters, and the Adventure Path should take characters into epic levels. I will be writing up/stealing/modifying a quick player's guide to give players some background information and guidance for character creation. The Shackled City is an Urban/Dungeon focused campaign, so characters with heavy outdoor focused builds might find their abilities less useful then others (though people can play what they want). The campaign will be slightly modified from its original printing to fit into Golarion as opposed to the original Greyhawk for which it was written. I may also include some additional content.
I have some general rules I'd also like to cover:
1) No evil characters
2) No loners please. Characters must be willing to be part of a team either for glory/honor/profit/what have you.
I'm targeting a GM update every 2days minimum, though I could update as frequently as once a day depending on my schedule. If I will need to be away for longer then that I will let the players know.
When I get 4 players showing interest I will get the player guide together so that people can start building characters. I would request that those signing up list the ruleset they prefer and whether or not running the other ruleset is make or break for them. Please also include whether or not you have run the AP before or have knowledge of it. I'd prefer to run it for people who have never run it before, but I'm willing to include others if they are good and limiting the metagaming .
I have not run Pathfinder RPG before so this will be a bit of a learning experience for me, but I have 3.5 exp.
This will be my first PbP DM'd game.
Last edited by ahayford; Tuesday, 8th November, 2011 at 02:15 AM.
Friday, 9th September, 2011, 04:53 PM #2
I'm always interested in more Pathfinder. The new ninja class is quite interesting, and/or there are a couple of archetypes I've been debating giving a go for other classes.
I've sort of lost the thread on 3.5, and with the much better-supported online rules resources Paizo's got, I'm not sure I'd be able to maintain long-haul interest if that's the way you went.
Friday, 9th September, 2011, 04:58 PM #3
Thaumaturgist (Lvl 9)
- Join Date
- Aug 2007
- Southern California, US
ø Ignore Dragonwriter
I'd be up for this.
I'm more inclined to 3.5, but I would like to know what books would be allowed if you go that route. I'm OK with PF, but am limited to the PFSRD for rules/material.
I have only heard/read about Shackled City.
I'm not sure what I'd play at this point... It'll probably depend somewhat on ruleset and stat generation.
And how are you looking to handle advancement? If I may be so bold, HolyMan has used a sort of "milestone advancement" for the modules he's running - you reach a certain important point/accomplish something important and gain a level. No fiddling with XP, no long filler encounters (because PbP combat is notoriously slow ) and reduces bookkeeping. Might be worth a look.
(And it helps keep players satisfied if they/we see advancement. )
Friday, 9th September, 2011, 05:30 PM #4
Scout (Lvl 6)
- Join Date
- Mar 2004
ø Ignore Fangor the Fierce
I am TOTALLY interested in this campaign! I have been wanting to play this for the long haul, as it goes all the way to the high levels. I am up for either 3.5 or Pathfinder (prefer 3.5, as it's designed for this adventure module). Plus, I am in it for the long haul with either system! I would be able to play most roles, with an interest in rogue or barbarian possibly being my top choices. All depends on what classes are allowed and what game system.
Last edited by Fangor the Fierce; Friday, 9th September, 2011 at 06:28 PM.
Friday, 9th September, 2011, 07:17 PM #5
Friday, 9th September, 2011, 07:29 PM #6
Friday, 9th September, 2011, 07:30 PM #7
My current thoughts on stat generation are going to be modeled after Pathfinder Society Rules. Does anyone have a problem with point buy?
Pathfinder Society uses the “purchase” system for
generating ability scores, as explained on pages 15–16 of the
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. Pathfinder Society
uses the “High Fantasy” choice of 20 points, allowing you
to build a solid PC at 1st level. Please remember that no
score can be reduced below 7 or raised above 18 using this
method. Racial modifiers are applied after the points are
spent, so it is possible to begin play with a low ability score
of 5 and a high ability score of 20, depending on your race
Friday, 9th September, 2011, 07:37 PM #8
Enchanter (Lvl 12)
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- Jun 2002
- Minnapolis, MN
ø Ignore Shayuri
Saturday, 21st July, 2012, 09:41 AM #9
Superhero (Lvl 15)
Hi everyone, I have currently time concerns and wasn't participating in this game as much as I should
When would be a good time to bow out of it?
Sorry to do this to you all, but better making a clean cut than have you all waiting for meSignature
Friday, 9th September, 2011, 07:49 PM #10
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