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Malvoisin's War of the Burning Sky PbP

Malvoisin

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Hello all! I find myself with some extra time now, and the desire to start up a second Play-by-Post campaign. I've got to say, the more details I see released about E.N. Publishing's 'War of the Burning Sky' campaign saga, the more interested I become. Although I'm not familiar with most of the authors of the adventures, there are definitely some great ideas there. So, is anyone interested in coming on board as a player, and joining me in seeing what this will be like? Even though the first adventure isn't released yet (though it should be soon), I thought I'd get the ball rolling with a 'pre-recruitment' discussion thread, just to see if there's interest.

If you want to know something more about me as a DM, check out my Savage Tide campaign, handily linked below!

See ya!
Malvoisin

Applicants/Interested Persons

Erekose13: Human Shadowcaster OR Human Warblade
Rystil Arden: Human Beguiler OR Human Archivist
Nightbreeze: Human Cleric (Magic Domain) OR Elf Dragon Shaman
kinem: Halfling Wizard OR Halfling Rogue
Hammerhead
Shayuri: Human Scout/Ranger (Wolfrider) OR Human Warlock
stonegod: Knight OR Bard/Rogue/Scoundrel-type
Rhun: Human Spirit Shaman OR Human Psychic Warrior
gavagai: Gnome Sorcerer/Bard (Air Elementalist) OR Elven Ranger (Archer)
Gli'jar: Human Wu-Jen OR Human Barbarian
Verbatim: Half-Orc Favored Soul OR Halfling Illusionist
Toptomcat: Human Monk OR Mad Summoner (Alienist)
Bloodcookie: Paladin OR Wizard/Artist
Thramzorean: Orc Barbarian OR Elf Warmage
 
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Erekose13

Explorer
I'm so in! I've been very interested in the stuff I've seen from them so far, but with my own Savage Tide just kicking off I didn't see any time in the near future to try this out.
 

Rystil Arden

First Post
This could be interesting--just a heads-up (which you probably know), but be sure to get the whole set now for $34.99 while the special offer lasts.
 




Shayuri

First Post
I'm interested, though time may be tricky here...still, it's starting to look like one or two games I'm in may be puttering out, so... :)
 

Malvoisin

First Post
Erekose13 said:
I'm so in! I've been very interested in the stuff I've seen from them so far, but with my own Savage Tide just kicking off I didn't see any time in the near future to try this out.
Hey, Erekose! Great to see your interest! I want to say good luck with your Savage Tide campaign also, I'm certain you will have a blast with it! Let me know if you ever want to compare notes or anything...

Rystil Arden said:
This could be interesting--just a heads-up (which you probably know), but be sure to get the whole set now for $34.99 while the special offer lasts.
Indeed, great advice! Thanks!

Nightbreeze said:
I would be REALLY interested ;)
I checked the review and it has really gotten me.
Yeah, the advance material has sucked me in too! I hope the final products live up to the initial promise.

Shayuri said:
I'm interested, though time may be tricky here...still, it's starting to look like one or two games I'm in may be puttering out, so... :)
C'mon, Shayuri, there's always room for one more! :) I'm glad to see you are interested, I felt bad that our Sphinx Queen had to die early on the vine.

@ALL: Well, it seems that there is enough interest here to officially call this a recruitment drive. Here's how I'd like to do this...

First, I'd like everyone to seriously consider how frequently you can post before officially applying for the game. I really want players who can post several times a week, to keep the game moving at a good clip. Ability to post every day would be ideal.

I need everyone who is interested to post TWO character concepts. By a concept, I just mean a paragraph or two detailing race/class idea, physical description/personality, BRIEF background (remember, the campaign world is pretty generic...use gods of Greyhawk for now with respect to cleric/ other divine casters), and maybe some ideas about how you envision future advancement. The more detail the better. This campaign will be starting with level 1 PCs, and I'll probably take five players. It would be best if each of your concepts would fill a different role within the party.

I'm open to lots of different non-core rules options, but ask first for material published by anyone other than WotC. Also, be prepared to crib anything non-core on your character sheets for ease of reference, in case I don't own the book in question. We won't be using psionics for this game. No evil PCs also.

Note: I do not want full character sheets right now, I only will ask for those once the players have been selected.

I will probably recruit for about a week, but I may close recruitment early, if many very good submissions come in quickly.

So then...I'm sure I left something out. Feel free to ask questions!

Thanks,
Mal
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Malvoisin, since you're the first person to do anything like this, if having a copy of the Player's Guide and/or DM Campaign Overview would help you, drop me an email. They'll be available for free anyway within a week or so, and the versions I have on my hard drive are just the manuscripts in .rtf format (so no layout, art or maps - but you can download the pretty versions for free in a week or so), but you may find it useful in helping people set up their characters in advance.
 

Malvoisin

First Post
Morrus said:
Malvoisin, since you're the first person to do anything like this, if having a copy of the Player's Guide and/or DM Campaign Overview would help you, drop me an email. They'll be available for free anyway within a week or so, and the versions I have on my hard drive are just the manuscripts in .rtf format (so no layout, art or maps - but you can download the pretty versions for free in a week or so), but you may find it useful in helping people set up their characters in advance.
Wow, thanks so much, Morrus! :D

E-mail sent! If you have any problems receiving it, my e-mail address is malvoisin2752 (at) yahoo.com

Seriously, this is great! I really appreciate the opportunity for an advance look. I'm sure it will help me kick off this game. Thanks again! :) Mal
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Malvoisin said:
Wow, thanks so much, Morrus! :D

E-mail sent! If you have any problems receiving it, my e-mail address is malvoisin2752 (at) yahoo.com

Seriously, this is great! I really appreciate the opportunity for an advance look. I'm sure it will help me kick off this game. Thanks again! :) Mal

Replied with the documents attached. Enjoy!
 

stonegod

Spawn of Khyber/LEB Judge
Oh, Mal, why must you tempt me w/ even more games?! You fiend!

I assume more time means good news on the home front?
 

Nightbreeze

First Post
So, I'm in an university college and I have 24/7 access to computers with internet just 30 yards from my room, so I can post everyday with few exceptions. Of course, I usually end up posting at a slower pace, as not everyone can do like me ;)


As for the concept:

1) A human cleric with two of the spell/magic/runes domain. He is a divine spellcaster that used to live in the Ragesian empire, but he sensed very soon what Leska was up to and managed to escape soon. His intent was to run and hide to the farthest corner at the earth, but when he was travelling across the mountain pass between Ragesia and Shahalesti, he had some mystic experience and realized what a coward he is. From then, his life will have the goal to stop the Scourge and the crazy Leska, and he probably has just arrived in the Gate Pass, when adventure is going to begin. He will have some problems with dangerous situations, as he has yet to overcome his fear of being a coward. Neutral good. High, blond....he could look as a classic defender, if he overcomes his fears.

2) A human druid living in the mountains near Gate Pass. He survives in a damn hostile nature by using his spells and abilities. He is driven by a rage when he hears about the treatment that inquisitors gave to a pacific druidic circle in their empire, and he means to stop this crazyness right now, showing them that nature will always punish those who defile her. His personality is cold and he probably won't hesitate to kill/destroy. True neutral. Not very tall, always wears his old ragged green clothes. He may seem a savage if it wasn't for his eyes, that show great intelligence and wisdom.


The concepts are similar: a divine spellcaster that is driven by the desire to punish the inquisitors. Thoughts, opionons, anything else? :D
 

Rhun

First Post
Hey Mal,

You know I'm interested. And you already know my posting frequency and playing style. I'll try to get a couple of character concepts up here in the next couple of days.

Concept 1 - A human spirit shaman, who was raised among a band of tribesman. He is a bit odd, claiming to hear the voices of the spirits, and walking the path that he does guided by those spirits. He is a survivalist, used to dwelling in the wilds. Neutral (Good) in alignment...not because he lacks conviction, but simply because he follows the directions of the voices he hears. (I actually played this character concept in a game of LO's for a bit, but never got a chance to run with it since the game ended prematurely.)

Concept 2 - A human psychic warrior. A mercenary type, he fights because his abilities make him good at fighting, and he can earn good coin doing in doing so. While not a bad guy at heart, his "what's in it for me" attitude sometimes rubs people the wrong way. Hasn't had any formal training, but is rather self taught. Despite his mercantile ambitions, he is driven by the need to improve himself. He strives to develop his body and mind into a perfect combination of fighting prowess.
 
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hafrogman

Adventurer
stonegod said:
Oh, Mal, why must you tempt me w/ even more games?! You fiend!

Because he hates us, he does!

I think I'm going to have to resist this one, but I highly recommend Mal as a DM to all considering the game. I'll be watching this one.
 

Malvoisin

First Post
stonegod said:
Oh, Mal, why must you tempt me w/ even more games?! You fiend!

I assume more time means good news on the home front?
It does indeed! I apologize, I should have updated everyone with a status report earlier. But, yes, my wife is doing quite well. The fact of the matter, though, is that my spring semester just started. Ironically, that actually equates to more time for gaming, because I have quite a bit of down time to spend in the computer lab...such as right now.

There you have it. :)
 

Malvoisin

First Post
hafrogman said:
Because he hates us, he does!

I think I'm going to have to resist this one, but I highly recommend Mal as a DM to all considering the game. I'll be watching this one.
Hey, thanks for the reference hafrogman! I appreciate it. :)
 

Malvoisin

First Post
Rhun said:
Hey Mal,

You know I'm interested. And you already know my posting frequency and playing style. I'll try to get a couple of character concepts up here in the next couple of days.
Yeah, try and get that to me before the big trip to Vegas, will ya?? :lol:

Good to see you, Rhun.
 

Shayuri

First Post
Okay I give! It sounds like this set may actually take place in large enough settings to let me try my idea for a dire wolfrider...though that would come later, of course.

I envision the character as a Scout, possibly a Ranger/Scout that aims for Invisible Blades (that nifty 2 dagger fighting PrC) and Beastmaster (and Natural Bond) to get the necessary druid-equivalent levels to get a dire wolf companion as soon as possible. Then tactics shift to longspear charge, vault off wolf's back while quickdrawing 2 daggers...and fighting alongside wolf buddy! Rragh!

That's one concept. Wilderness warrior, basically.

Er...I'll work up another one too. :)
 

Malvoisin

First Post
Nightbreeze said:
So, I'm in an university college and I have 24/7 access to computers with internet just 30 yards from my room, so I can post everyday with few exceptions. Of course, I usually end up posting at a slower pace, as not everyone can do like me ;)


As for the concept:

1) A human cleric with two of the spell/magic/runes domain. He is a divine spellcaster that used to live in the Ragesian empire, but he sensed very soon what Leska was up to and managed to escape soon. His intent was to run and hide to the farthest corner at the earth, but when he was travelling across the mountain pass between Ragesia and Shahalesti, he had some mystic experience and realized what a coward he is. From then, his life will have the goal to stop the Scourge and the crazy Leska, and he probably has just arrived in the Gate Pass, when adventure is going to begin. He will have some problems with dangerous situations, as he has yet to overcome his fear of being a coward. Neutral good. High, blond....he could look as a classic defender, if he overcomes his fears.

2) A human druid living in the mountains near Gate Pass. He survives in a damn hostile nature by using his spells and abilities. He is driven by a rage when he hears about the treatment that inquisitors gave to a pacific druidic circle in their empire, and he means to stop this crazyness right now, showing them that nature will always punish those who defile her. His personality is cold and he probably won't hesitate to kill/destroy. True neutral. Not very tall, always wears his old ragged green clothes. He may seem a savage if it wasn't for his eyes, that show great intelligence and wisdom.


The concepts are similar: a divine spellcaster that is driven by the desire to punish the inquisitors. Thoughts, opionons, anything else? :D
Nightbreeze, these are good concepts, and structured exactly as I was aiming for. I could see these working in the campaign just fine, no problems here. My only concern is that they're both variations on the same theme, which is what I was hoping to avoid by asking each applicant to submit two ideas. This will help me choose the best possible players, without having to compromise party balance (hopefully!)

@ALL: These serve as a good model for your own character ideas, if there was any ambiguity in my request. Also, I recommend that anyone interested in the game check out the War of the Burning Sky campaign page, so that you can infuse a bit of the setting and plot into your concepts, as Nightbreeze has. Just try not to read the spoilery bits, okay?
 

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