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    Proposal: Multi DMs during an adventure

    Reason for the proposal:
    Not very many DMs around these days and many characters in
    the range of lvl 7 to 11 with some soon to be in the 12-14 range.

    Proposal:
    I'd like to create an adventure with one of my characters in it. There
    are other seasoned DMs with characters in the tavern waiting for work
    (I'm thinking of VV in particular). I provide the hook for the adventure
    and then do beginning encounter (with my character not included) Then
    someone else in the group takes over as DM for the second encounter (with
    their character not included). A third encounter with a third DM and so forth.
    Maybe each person who is the DM has to include a skill challenge as well
    (their characters are included in skill challenges).

    Rules:
    1.Each person who decides to partake in this adventure has to be
    a DM for at least one encounter. There characters are not allowed to
    partake in the adventure.

    2. When a new DM takes over, he or she can take the adventure
    in any direction he or she wants. However, it has to tie in to
    the end result some how. (example: a staff needs to be constructed
    in order to open a portal. The first DM creates the encounter where
    the shaft is obtained. The second DM creates the second encounter
    where the head piece of the staff is obtained.)

    3. All time and skill challenge/monster xp and time gold is calculated
    and distributed after each DM finishes their part. Treasure in the form
    of magic items is not distributed until the final encounter in which a
    dm is elected by the group to finish the adventure by creating the boss
    mob which everyone can participate.

    4. DM credits are awarded due to time spent during his or her part
    as being the DM (all though this is not really going to be an issue I think
    because most of the people who would earn DM credit for this adventure
    probably already have 5000 other DM credits )


    Why do this?
    1. To get some of the people with high level characters who are currently
    sitting at the tavern a chance to get out there and adventure.

    2. To have people who have already been a dm a chance to do another
    adventure, but not have to devote all of the time that is needed to run
    one. This way DMs get a break knowing that there time commitment is
    a short time.


    Any thoughts on the idea?

    I would be willing to dm the first encounter and the character I'd
    take along is Kruk (Guardian Fighter lvl 11) or Max (Bravura Warlord lvl 11)

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    I actually think that idea is great.

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    It strikes me that you don't need a proposal to do something of the sort (and as the judges are MIA, it's kind of pointless to make one). You just have a series of mini-adventures of one encounter each, and the participants take turns running them, using the same group of characters minus the current DM's character, until everybody has run one. Plenty of DMs have run single encounters.

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    YES

    But as Mewness said, I don't think you need a proposal as long as you are not DMing the adventure with your character actively participating in it. e.g. Sharpe tags along to annoy the party, but conveniently sees a dragon and wanders off before the skill challenge/encounter/treasure/anything meaningful can happen.

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    Sounds like a good idea :-).

    The only drawback I see that it can hard to have one overall storyline since dm's have different approaches to how to run a game and what they want to focus on in the story, but this can also be a good thing since it creates more variation.

    Perhaps the DM that starts the game creates a overall theme and also does the end game, so the story ends with what he had intended. Perhaps sending each dm that is about to take over some suggestions about character’s, locations and stuff like that but still given them the freedom to create what they want within that scope.
    Last edited by Atriden; Monday, 15th July, 2013 at 10:17 AM.

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    I like it.

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    is there anyone with a level 10+ who would partake in an adventure like this?
    ...besides me

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    Wish I could help you out, but don't have a lvl 10 yet :-( !

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    My highest level PC is 9.

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    Jax is free, but he's a little too high level at 15.

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