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This thread is a continuation of the old discussion thread (which had grown to prodigious length).

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Graf

Villager
I have produced a new sample PC sheet. It's just Callen twice, with the first section in the pre tag so people know what to copy and some minor edits at the bottom to explain the approval process.
 

Halford

Villager
Well I suppose we have begun L4W's first battle over in EM: Dark Marks. If any more experienced 4th edition DMs would care to look in now and then I would greatly appreciate any forth coming feedback.

On a side note to my players does everyone understand the map sufficiently?
 

Graf

Villager
Yeah. But the advantage is that a lot of text is deleted, so you can just go down pretty quickly and edit fast (instead of having to delete each line).

And it's -all- there. I'll redo my PC (after I get my adventure approved) and see, but I think it'll be deceptively fast.
 

Halford

Villager
Well I have added a Kicker to Brudd's sheet - which I am currently updateing to use all of the templates, etc. Here it is...

Love interest! Brudd has an on again off again romance with a Minotaur Paladin of Hadeys by he name of Dapple Merrowlite, or Daps. Dapple has already named their wedding day, claiming that she saw it in a holy vision. Brudd is fairly sure she is jokeing, she is jokeing right?She couldn't be serious, right? On the other hand Brudd would not put it past his god to stitch him up like that. Despite himself Brudd is not entirely displeased with the idea. According to Dapple they will be married on the next summer solstice.

I also added a hook which I think could make for a fun game in itself. Though it has the potential to set Brudd up as the Chief of a herd of Minotaurs they are primitive and dwell upon a distant Isle. If it ever came up Brudd would likely set them up as mercenaries and leave them to it.

Brudd does not know it but his father, Faun Brassback, was once the Chieftain of the Brazen Bulls Herd - Faun is now the owner of The Drowned Man in Bacarte. The Brassback's distinctive bronze streak is typical amongst the tribes dominant males, and only such a male can challenge for leadership - though if a leader chooses to issue a challenge any can answer it. However Faun was driven off by a worshipper of the Horned King named Snerll Thunderhorn who goaded Faun into accepting his challenge, despite his lack of the brazen back by killing Faun's mate - Brudd's mother. Faun was beaten into unconciousness and set adrift upon a raft - as per age old tradition dictated.

Snerll has dragged the Brazen Bulls back down into savagery, the slaughter all who come to their barren Isle in sacred rites where their prey are delivered blindfolded into the massive ruined labyrinths that dominate the Isle and stalked by the champions of the Horned King. However, many of the Minotaurs are not all happy with their lot, they remember the distant days of Faun's reign when the herd was making strides towards civilization and its benefits. But all bearers of a brass back, those with the right to challenge for leadership, have been hunted down and slaughtered by the ruthless Snerll... Or rather all but one.
 

Atanatotatos

Villager
Nice hook Halford! (the second one) Actually it's been some time since i've wanted to place an adventure in a sort of huge labirynth-dungeon (or section of)... Maybe in a while, if no-one else takes the chance before...
 

Halford

Villager
Thanks! Yes I'm rather fond of the ruined labyrinths too, any ideas for an Island name? Additionally are we planning to use Baphomet? He is my number one Horned King contender, as per the Minotaur entry in the MM.

I am picturing a cold Isle lashed by wind and rain, something akin to some of the Scottish Isles, Shetland, etc. Well with extra Minotaurs obviously, and labyrinths.

Oh, and see me stretch a pun about money lending into a plot device - Brassback, get it.:p I'm a sad sad man.

Incidently does that mean you don't like the first one? Minotaurs need love to! :.-( LOL. I love the idea of a pirate wedding.
 

Atanatotatos

Villager
It's not that I don't like it, it just isn't my piece of cake (as a dm ^)...
as for the name... only thing that comes to my mind right now is Dedalon (which actually means labirynth in ancient greek... it's not that hot i know... :)
 

covaithe

Villager
Additionally are we planning to use Baphomet? He is my number one Horned King contender, as per the Minotaur entry in the MM.
I seem t'be recallin' a bit o conversatin' long ago, suggestin' that we didna need t'be specifyin' evil deities, but 'twere long ago, and p'r'aps we should be revisitin' the idea. Arrrrr!
 

Voda Vosa

Villager
Ah' lov' both o yer hooks. Poor ol' Brudd, he'll be usin' me ol' tale "Ah'm married t'the sea" t'get tha' witch's hand off o him. Ah'll suggest "Krom'Darr" fer a name. No meanin' anythin', Ah just t'ought 't was nice.
 
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Phoenix8008

Villager
Arrr, mateys! I done sent off the summary for me Monster Crew Pirate adventure to the judges! I had a wee bit o' inspiration last night and it all came tagether fer me at last. So now I gots ta write me up the detailed overview and get it sent today(hopefully) fer approval as soon as possible.

Don't think we'll get started today, Covaithe. But I'll hoist the sails and swab the deck so we can get underway as soon as the wind from the judge(s) starts blowin' toward approval!
 

elecgraystone

Villager
On a side note to my players does everyone understand the map sufficiently?
Ts'iri is the T's on the map right? And the NPC is T? Other than that clairification the map seems great.

As soon as Callen posts an action I'll post mine.

PS: almost forgot! "Arrr, mateys!"
 

Phoenix8008

Villager
Avast ye scury seadogs! I've bled me fingers to tha bone typin', an I sent the detailed overview of me piratey adventure off to the judges of Davey Jones' locker. Now my crew, we wait...

But while we're waitin', I got a request. Ya see I haven't come up with a good Title for this adventure yet. The best I've got so far is "A Pirate's Life For Me!". And that don't sit real well with me so far. So if ya have any ideas matey, then step forward and spit 'em out. You may be the one ta name this here adventure!
 

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