[D20 CoC] Beyond the Mountains of Madness Campaign - Recruiting Alternate Players


I'm having some computer issues. Until I get things resolved, I will have limited abilty to post from home. I'll do my best to stay caught up at work, but it can be tough at times, particularly in a game like this one.

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Bobitron said:
I'm having some computer issues. Until I get things resolved, I will have limited abilty to post from home. I'll do my best to stay caught up at work, but it can be tough at times, particularly in a game like this one.
No worries, Bobitron! Thanks for the "heads up".

I'm just happy that our Chapter 1 thread now appears to perhaps be gaining traction!

Drowned Hero

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Im a little confused one where i should post interest in the game.
You sure tell me in time.

I trie to get up the basics today. I was thinking of play Dog Handler/Sled Driver -scout -pistol expert -dog trainer .... let's see how far i cant stretch those skills.

I did play CoC in 1997. face to face in a bunker in santiago of Chile. i had a hell of a time.
I havent meet anyone that has played CoC since then. Untill..... now. :)

Cool! :cool:

Im off to make character.


[B]Name:[/B] Øyvind Raknes	
[B]Type:[/B] Offence
[B]Gender:[/B] Male
[B]Age:[/B] 35
[B]Height:[/B] 1,85 mt
[B]Weight:[/B] 95 kg
[B]Eyes:[/B] blue
[B]Hair:[/B] blonde
[B]Skin:[/B] pale

[B]Str:[/B] 17 +3 (10p.)     [B]Level:[/B] 4        [B]XP:[/B] 6000
[B]Dex:[/B] 14 +2 ( 6p.)     [B]BAB:[/B] +3         [B]HP:[/B] 30
[B]Con:[/B] 16 +3 (10p.)     [B]AC:[/B] 10+2+X      [B]HIt dice:[/B] 4d6+12
[B]Int:[/B] 10 +0 ( 2p.)     [B]Speed:[/B] 30'      [B]Current sanity:[/B] 50
[B]Wis:[/B] 10 +0 ( 2p.)     [B]Init:[/B] +        [B]20% sanity:[/B] 10 
[B]Cha:[/B] 16 +3 (10p.)               

                         [B]Base   Mod  Misc  Total[/B]
[B]Fort:[/B] bad                 +1    +3          +4
[B]Ref:[/B]  bad                 +1    +2          +3
[B]Will:[/B] Good                +4    +0          +4

[B]Weapon                  Attack   Damage     Critical[/B]
Melee Machete                +6     XdXX+X     XX-XXxX
Range Revolver               +5     XdXX+X     XX-XXxX
Melee Whip                   +6     XdXX+X     XX-XXxX

[B]Languages:[/B] Norwegian (native)
[B]Abilities:[/B] XXXX


Weapon Proficiency: Pistol  
Weapon Proficiency: Machete 
Point Blank Shot

[B]Skill Points:[/B] 56       
[B]Skill Points per Level: [/B] 8 (8 base, +0 Int)
[B]Skills                     Ranks  Mod  Misc  Total[/B]
*Animal Empathy (cha)           5    +3          +8
Appraise (int)                  X    +0          +0
*Balance (dex)                  4    +2          +6
Bluff (cha)                     0    +3          +3
climb (str)                     3    +3          +6
Concentration (wis)             X    +0          +0
Craft  (int)                    X    +0          +0
Cthulhu Mythos (none)           X    +0          +0
Demolitions  (int)              X    +0          +0
Diplomacy (Cha)                 X    +3          +3
Disable Device  (int)           X    +0          +0
Disguise (Cha)                  X    +3          +3
*Drive [Slede] (dex)            4    +2          +6
*Escape Artist (Dex)            4    +2          +6
Forgery (Int)                   X    +0          +0
Gather Information (Cha)        X    +3          +3
*Handle Animal  (Cha)           5    +3          +8
Heal (wis)                      X    +0          +0
*Hide (dex)                     4    +2          +6
Innuendo (Wis)                  X    +0          +0
*Intimidate (Cha)               4    +3          +7
Jump (str)                      X    +3          +3
Knowledge  (Int)                X    +0          +0
Listen (Wis)                    X    +0          +0
*Move Silently (Dex)            4    +2          +6
Open Lock  (Dex)                X    +2          +2
Operate Heavy Machinery (Dex)   X    +2          +2
Performance (Cha)               X    +3          +3
Pilot (Dex)                     X    +2          +2
Psychic Focus (Wis)             X    +0          +0
Psychoanalysis (Wis)            X    +0          +0
Read Lips (Int)                 X    +0          +0
Repair  (Int)                   X    +0          +0
Research (Int)                  X    +0          +0
Ride (Dex)                      X    +2          +2
Search (Int)                    X    +0          +0
Sense Motive (Wis)              X    +0          +0
Sleight of Hand (Dex)           X    +2          +2
Speak Other Language (Int)      1    +0          +1
Spellcraft (Int)                X    +0          +0
*Spot (Wis)                     6    +0          +6
Swim (Str)                      X    +3          +3
*Tumble (Dex)                   4    +2          +6
*Use Rope (Dex)                 4    +2          +6
*Wilderness Lore (Wis)          4    +0          +4

[B]Equipment:                                                                     Cost  [/B]
4 worn collared shirts, various colors, clean and neat                          – $6.00
3 worn trousers, grey, black, and dark blue, clean, pressed with a crisp pleat  - $6.00
1 pair of new work boots                                                        - $4.00
7 pairs of tighty whiteys                                                       - $1.00
7 pairs of black socks                                                          - $1.00
1 worn grey parka – $20.00
1 leather bomber jacket, lightly worn                                           -$20.00
2 mechanics uniforms                                                            - $3.00
1 pair of worn, tan wool gloves                                                 – $4.00
2 grey wool scarves                                                             – $3.00
2 woolen sweaters, on grey and one dark blue                                    - $8.00

.38 Revolver (purchased as a safeguard against asylum inmates)                  -$25.00
(100) .38 rounds x2                                                             -$12.00
Leather Holster fitted for hiding the gun in the small of his back              - $5.00
Flashlight                                                                      - $3.00

Average set of carpentry tools                                                  -$10.00

sunglasses (3)
whip (2)
dogs (9)
slede (1)
blankets (9)
mask (2)
ski (2)
ropes (4)
Akkevit (5 liters) (simmilar to wiskey)

[B]Money:[/B] Original savings - $2,000. Yearly income - $2,000.

Appearance: Øyvind is a tall and massive Scandinavian. He is quite reserved one because he does not speak English very well, and second because he is sober.
When drunk, Øyvind tells you all, even the most embarrassing things, the only good thing that it takes a lot of effort to get him drunk.
He gives the impression of being a good person and he is fairly good looking.

Background: It is not that much to say about him.
He drooped school at age 15 and went to work with the Lapp people north of his town.
5 years ago it came a adventurer/explorer to the Lapp lands searching greater knowledge of the aurora Borealis and the people and myths in northern Norway.

He was an Canadian that had a mountain gear store and a book store in New York. Øyvind had been fascinated with the stories John told him in his almost a year long expedition. He had taken with him many books about myths, archaeology, tarot, and such many more books. Øyvind read them all, slowly but he read them all.

Øyvind was now in New York on visit to his friend John, selling him huge stack of reindeer skins. He had seen an ad in the newspaper searching for explorers.

He had been in NY 2 months, and it was time to leave back home or sign up for the adventure of his life.

He send a letter with the Hotel piccolo.
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Hello Drowned Hero,

Thanks for joining our team! Later today, I'll take a thorough look at your character sheet and letter to James Starkweather, but it appears that you've covered most of the required details for inclusion in the game. We'll work out any needed changes in this thread.

Once I've approved your character sheet, you'll be ready to begin posting actions in the game.

Job (the tortured one).

Drowned Hero

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Job said:
I'm taking a poll. Which do you think will occur first?
  1. We'll finish this BtMoM campaign?
  2. Bethesda will distribute it's Xbox version of CoC Beyond the Mountains of Madness (recently announced as a follow-up to it's brand new CoC Dark Corners Xbox game)?
  3. All players who are currently playing in this campaign will have gone utterly insane trying to complete it in a play-by-post format and will be replaced by a completely new set of utterly insane players?
  4. The DM will have gone utterly insane in attempting to complete such a huge campaign in a highly-detailed play-by-post format and will be replaced by a new, also utterly insane, DM?
  5. The Stars will be Right and the Great Old Ones return?
  6. All of the above will occur simultaneously, thus calling forth Azathoth itself to re-establish chaos? YIKES!
BTW, this poll is also open to any lurkers who've been strangely compelled to watch over this vast undertaking.

Job (the tortured one

well... i kinda hope for number 5. *goes and find his incomplete tome of the Necronomicon*


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Drowned Hero said:
well... i kinda hope for number 5. *goes and find his incomplete tome of the Necronomicon*
If you find that Necronomicon, don't bring it to Antarctica! You're in for enough trouble already! :p


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The Shaman said:
After Paco's trip to the museum is complete, I should be ready to dive into Chapter 1.
Alright! Hopefully I can shake free tonight to look over Drowned Hero's character sheet and post a few more responses.


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Øyvind Raknes' Character Sheet

Drowned Hero,

I like your character concept and starting information. Below are a few comments regarding his statistics.

Please post/copy your character information here --> Link to BtMoM Character Thread

BAB, Lvl, AC, Saves, Sanity: OK
CORRECTION: HP = 30 (see example in the above link)
CORRECTION: Initiative = Dex check = +2
Weapon attacks: OK
Feats: OK
Gear and Money: OK

SKILLS: All OK, except Cthulhu Mythos. Unless there is a very good roleplaying reason for your character to have gained ranks in Cthulhu Mythos, I'd prefer that he start with zero experience with the mythos. Reading books about archeology and tarot, and hearing tales from other adventurers would not improve this skill; you'd need direct study of a mythos tome or contact with a creature, and ranks in this skill would directly lower your sanity score. Since Øyvind has a low starting sanity of only 50, I'd recommend that he not have any Mythos skill, but if you strongly feel that your character concept definitely needs some Mythos skill, I'm open to further discussions about it.

And how exactly do you pronounce Øyvind?

I'll try to work up a response from Starkweather to your letter in the next couple of evenings, and then you'll be ready to go!

Job (the tortured one).

Drowned Hero

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character is fixed

Øyvind... hmmm not being english my first languge, i think you can come pretty close by saying Oeywind.

I guess it's easier if the character get a nickname... Wind perhaps? or anything else. we can take it IC, if you like :)

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