A Fish Story
An Adventure for Levels 1 - 2
An Adventure for Levels 1 - 2
Abigail (wik) Human Swordmage (Defender/Striker) accompanied by her Flame Dragonling familiar, Azuras
Alastair Feyd (auberon) Gnome Warlock (Striker)
Dante (Iron Sky) Human Ranger (Striker) accompanied by his Devil Lizard companion, Virgil
Eraden (Eternal54) Half-Elf Paladin (Defender)
Talks-to-the-Moon (taran) Githyanki Artificer (Leader)
[sblock=Rules and Guidelines]
Die Rolls: Please use an on-line die roller such as Invisible Castle or CoCo for your rolls. If you can, also comment on the die roller what each roll is for. Makes it easier on me.
Skill checks: I will post various skill result information in spoiler blocks. Some of these will be for passive checks and will be so marked. Please post the results from any active skill checks. I may also post spoiler blocks with information for one or more specific characters. Please don't read these spoilers if they're not addressed to you. You are on your honor not to use any information in the spoiler blocks for passive checks you would not pass or active checks you did not make.
Combat: I'm using a version of Malenkirk rules. This is a simplified way of doing initiative, named after Enworld's on Mal Malenkirk, who concocted them.
Here's how it works: Everybody rolls initiative, but the bad guys roll only one initiative for the whole lot of them. (after 24 hours, I'll go ahead and roll initiative for you). First, players with a higher init than the bad guys go. In any order they please. Then the bad guys. Then all of the players get to go, again, in any order they please. Actions are assumed to take place in post order, so if you want to delay for someone else's action, just wait until after they post (unless it's some sort of coordinated thing).
Combat Posts: In addition to description and dialogue, please put your actions (marked as minor, move, and standard) in a spoiler block, along with all die roll results. Also, if possible, post a stats block in your combat posts. Here's an example (one of my characters)
[sblock=sample stat block]Kaeysari Female Longtooth Shifter Fighter 1
Initiative: +2, Passive Perception: 18, Passive Insight: 13, Senses: Low-light
AC:17, Fort:16, Reflex:12, Will:13
HP:28/28, Bloodied:14, Surge Value:7, Surges left:10/10
Action Points: 1, Second Wind: unused
Powers:Cleave, Reaping Strike, Covering Attack, Longtooth Shifting,
Villain's Menace, Healing Word
My combat posts will have all of the enemy actions and results. Positions and conditions of all of the characters, a guide to any terrain effects, and the map. I'll also post basic enemy stats, which will allow you to determine if your attack hit, and to resolve (roll for) any enemy opportunity attacks that take place on your move.
Treasure: I will try to accommodate wish lists from your character sheets, provided the treasure values even out.
Deadlines: I will give players 48 hours to post, at the end of which time I reserve the right to RP the player's character on his behalf. I will use the most appropriate actions and At-Will powers only.
If you will be out for a long time and unable to post, please let the party know and assign responsibility to either myself or another, willing player for RPing your character.
Out of Character Content: Post out of character content (kibitzing, etc.) in an appropriately marked spoiler block. You can even post tactical discussions. If you ask me, I won't look, but I'm not going to use it against you in any case.
Thanks for playing, and I hope you have fun.
The Story So Far:
A feud between fish wholesalers Josiah Sturgeon and Lucius Hake has been brewing for a long time, and now has come to a head.
Josiah Sturgeon, accompanied by his nephew Victor, rushed into the taproom of the Hanged Man crying that his niece had been kidnapped, and that he was willing to pay to get her back.
Several patrons of the tavern gathered as he told his story, and agreed to help. Now, with night falling, the Sturgeons, uncle and nephew, lead the disparate band out of the tavern, and forward to the old fish warehouse, wherein they hope to find Edith Sturgeon, and almost certainly will find Adventure!