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I'll have a better idea once Fitz is able to respond to my questions. I always try to align my characters to the story of the adventures, so knowing the set-up would be very helpful.
 

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FitzTheRuke

Legend
I'll have a better idea once Fitz is able to respond to my questions. I always try to align my characters to the story of the adventures, so knowing the set-up would be very helpful.

I hadn't realised that I hadn't answered you. I don't want to get too spoilery on the adventure at this stage, but overall yes, absolutely, I like to have characters have various personal reasons for being involved in the adventure (though I am also fine with none, if the player doesn't care to do it).

Let's say this: There is a mining consortium from Baldur's Gate who is interested in finding out what happened to this missing mining town (gone for 70 years or so) and wants to know if the mine is still viable. You can be an agent of theirs. Alternately, you could have been evacuated from the town as a child and never saw your family again. Recently half-remembered memories of that time have motivated you to return. Or BOTH!
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
Seeing as how we have more than a few unfinalized characters right now, I went ahead with something:

Argenti, Genasi Warlock.
I like it!

I generally (in particular in PBP) don't spend much time thinking about Warlock's patrons - I usually leave it as a deal that the Warlock made in their past, that doesn't factor in to the current adventure. But I'm kind of motivated to make a Genie here that regularly talks to you. Feel free to let me know if you have any preferences when it comes to that.

Also, were you always a Genasi, or were you born human and are a Genasi now because of your pact?
 

Leatherhead

Possibly a Idiot.
The original idea would be that the Genie was related to the Genasi, mother and daughter. But that that might be too much of a direct link in retrospect. Still, having the Genie as an ancestral matriarch (a Grandmother, with perhaps a few "greats" tossed in) sounds like fun.

As for physical changes due to the pact, you can't really see from that micro-mugshot, but I did envision the character's eye's as being replaced with gemstones for magical purposes. So, depending on how far back the ancestry would trace, being born (mostly) human is a possibility.

Argenti screenshot (1).png
 

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I hadn't realised that I hadn't answered you. I don't want to get too spoilery on the adventure at this stage, but overall yes, absolutely, I like to have characters have various personal reasons for being involved in the adventure (though I am also fine with none, if the player doesn't care to do it).

Let's say this: There is a mining consortium from Baldur's Gate who is interested in finding out what happened to this missing mining town (gone for 70 years or so) and wants to know if the mine is still viable. You can be an agent of theirs. Alternately, you could have been evacuated from the town as a child and never saw your family again. Recently half-remembered memories of that time have motivated you to return. Or BOTH!
No worries sir! Thanks for the info! What you have set up works great for me. I think if the mining town disappearance was 70 years prior to the adventure, then I'll definitely go Rogue Inquisitive for the BG mining consortium as you suggested. I had originally thought dwarf (when I thought the disappearance was more recent)... but in this case I think I'll probably go Human Rogue Inquisitive instead.

Let me set him up in D&DBeyond and I'll link when I'm done. Thanks!!!!
 



FitzTheRuke

Legend
The original idea would be that the Genie was related to the Genasi, mother and daughter. But that that might be too much of a direct link in retrospect. Still, having the Genie as an ancestral matriarch (a Grandmother, with perhaps a few "greats" tossed in) sounds like fun.

As for physical changes due to the pact, you can't really see from that micro-mugshot, but I did envision the character's eye's as being replaced with gemstones for magical purposes. So, depending on how far back the ancestry would trace, being born (mostly) human is a possibility.

Actually, I like the idea of her being your great (great great...) grandmother, and the line has been Genasi since she loved a human (long gone, I'm afraid). Your pact would be family loyalty - you are the one entrusted with the family's book of shadows (though I think "shadows" is wrong in this case - it should be something else.)
 



Leatherhead

Possibly a Idiot.
Actually, I like the idea of her being your great (great great...) grandmother, and the line has been Genasi since she loved a human (long gone, I'm afraid). Your pact would be family loyalty - you are the one entrusted with the family's book of shadows (though I think "shadows" is wrong in this case - it should be something else.)
5th generation sounds about right, Genasi live for up to 150 years. Assuming ~30 year generations, that would mean the human ancestor lived some time around the Time of Troubles, which was a wild time to be alive for sure.

As for the book, maybe it's a "Book of Wonders?"
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
5th generation sounds about right, Genasi live for up to 150 years. Assuming ~30 year generations, that would mean the human ancestor lived some time around the Time of Troubles, which was a wild time to be alive for sure.

As for the book, maybe it's a "Book of Wonders?"

Perfect! Got a name for Grandma? Aurumma comes to mind, but it might be to on-the-nose.
 


So I have the beginnings of a character. Going with a Deep Gnome Psi Warrior. He was the only survivor of an Illithid raid on his community. He was found by a hermit almost dead. He was nurtured back to health over the course of several months. They developed a friendship almost akin to a father and son. When he was well enough the hermit began to train him.

There will be more details but that is the rough draft for now. The book he has is the manuscript that the hermit used to trained him. It was given to him on the death of the hermit and told to take it to Candlekeep. My PC doesn't know this but the hermit stole the tome from the library as a young man several centuries ago.
 


FitzTheRuke

Legend
So I have the beginnings of a character. Going with a Deep Gnome Psi Warrior. He was the only survivor of an Illithid raid on his community. He was found by a hermit almost dead. He was nurtured back to health over the course of several months. They developed a friendship almost akin to a father and son. When he was well enough the hermit began to train him.

There will be more details but that is the rough draft for now. The book he has is the manuscript that the hermit used to trained him. It was given to him on the death of the hermit and told to take it to Candlekeep. My PC doesn't know this but the hermit stole the tome from the library as a young man several centuries ago.
Looking good. We can get started pretty soon if you get that character done. (Not a big rush, but wouldn't mind getting going).

@ART! ... you still interested? Any character ideas?
 

Steve Gorak

Explorer
hey @FitzTheRuke!

if you have space, I’d love to throw my hat in the ring. I’d go for something that I’ve never played before, like a bard of eloquence, or maybe a cleric of twilight or peace. I also have a moon Druid that’s ready to go, but every game I tried to play in died (I consider him my cursed character, so not sure I want to risk it, although it would help with the group’s wilderness survival).
Just let me know, ok?
 


FitzTheRuke

Legend
@FitzTheRuke I am putting the finishing touches on my character. Is the 400 gp on top of starting equipment for a level 1 PC or in place of starting equipment?
In place of. You can take the starting equipment and 200gp if it saves you time.

hey @FitzTheRuke!

if you have space, I’d love to throw my hat in the ring. I’d go for something that I’ve never played before, like a bard of eloquence, or maybe a cleric of twilight or peace. I also have a moon Druid that’s ready to go, but every game I tried to play in died (I consider him my cursed character, so not sure I want to risk it, although it would help with the group’s wilderness survival).
Just let me know, ok?

Sure. I'm not sure if two of the players are going to join, so if you can get me a character soon-ish, we can get started with those that are ready.
 


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