Spelljammin' (5e PBP OOC) (Full)

FitzTheRuke

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You all have convinced me to run Spelljammer!

I WILL run "Light of Xaryxis", so if you have the Spelljammer books, please do not read that adventure.

Players:
@Kobold Stew playing Lady Felissima Tabaxi Eloquence Bard
@gnarlygninja playing Sweet William Harengon Ancients Paladin
@Leatherhead playing Glau Plasmoid Beast Barbarian
@Lidgar playing Gunthar Fishmonger Dwarf Male Hunter Ranger
@VLAD the Destroyer Playing Charlie Cook Fathomless Warlock Sailor
@Steve Gorak Playing Nicodemus Gnome Armorer Artificer
@jmucchiello Playing Delphne High Elf Arcane Trickster Rogue

Dropped Out:
@Snarf Zagyg Playing Brother Phlox, Human Merciless Monk
@DragonBelow Playing Gorrick, Bugbear Assassin (F/R)

UPDATE (Sep 20, 2022):
STARTED!

Here's what I need from you:

Level 5 Character, with a Background Feat. 400gp starting gold. Only consumable magic items. (Potions & Scrolls). Feel free to use the 1D&D Playtest packet, but be careful how you mix the old with the new. (In particular when it comes to feats).

The idea is (as an introductory to Spelljammer adventure) that the PCs have never HEARD of Spelljamming. I'd like to make up the starting setting (for now think of it as Generic Fantasy World) for reasons that will become clear later. So, I'd rather the PCs are from NON-SJ races. If you're really keen on a Giff or a Thri-Kreen, or whatever, we can talk about it. (There is room for one or two characters to be secret crew of a ship...)

Generally, all you need to know to come up with a character idea is this: You should be someone who would be near the docks in a fantasy port town on a particular weekday afternoon. A merchant. A smuggler. A bartender or barista. A street vendor or chef. A traveller. A coachman.

You don't even need to be someone who means to be an adventurer (though at level 5, you are very qualified) but, obviously, you need to be someone who would rise to the challenge.
 
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Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Will be running a dwarven ranger (retired) who is now a quite successful fishmonger, specializing in exotic deep sea delicacies.

Why do fishes always get to be monged?

Can't someone just be a good ol' sandwichmonger? Friedchickenmonger?

Chracuteriemonger?????
 

Lidgar

Legend
Chracuteriemonger?????
Mmmmm...fish chracuterie boards might just have to be his specialty now!

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FitzTheRuke

Legend
I had three character ideas and all of them have significant overlap with other people's characters, lol.

What's this about being part of the secret ship crew?
While I prefer for MOST of the characters to follow the idea that we're starting on a planet that is "Spelljammer-free", there IS a way off-world (there has to be, or we wouldn't ultimately be playing Spelljammer, would we?) So, if one player (two, MAX) wants to be part of that crew... It could be done.
 

Steve Gorak

Adventurer
So I'm leaning towards 2 characters: one is to repurpose my existing cleric into a level 5 One dnd character. I'll likely switch domains, as twilight is a bit overpowered (leaning towards knowledge or maybe Arcana).

The second character will depend on me having enough time, but it would be an echo knight, race tbd, again trying the On dnd rules.
Cheers,

SG
 



Steve Gorak

Adventurer
Hey @FitzTheRuke,

So I’m wondering how you’ll handle spells. Will there by 2 separate lists (one standard 5e, and one for One DND)?

For example, if I wanted to do a play test character with a warlock dip, what happens to Eldritch blast? Similar comment for gishes & booming blade. Are these spells out for your game, or only if we attempt doing a play test character?

I’m playing with the concept of an echo knight warlock. Not stuck to it, but Eldridge blast is pretty central to warlocks.
Just theory crafting at this point & I appreciate your insights.
Cheers,

Sg
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
Hey @FitzTheRuke,

So I’m wondering how you’ll handle spells. Will there by 2 separate lists (one standard 5e, and one for One DND)?

For example, if I wanted to do a play test character with a warlock dip, what happens to Eldritch blast? Similar comment for gishes & booming blade. Are these spells out for your game, or only if we attempt doing a play test character?

I’m playing with the concept of an echo knight warlock. Not stuck to it, but Eldridge blast is pretty central to warlocks.
Just theory crafting at this point & I appreciate your insights.
Cheers,

Sg

Seeing as we have nothing on spells (other than lists of what counts as arcane, divine, and primal), I'm not doing anything with spells. The only thing that "happens" to Eldritch Blast (playtest-wise) is that you can't crit with it.
 


FitzTheRuke

Legend
I've been running the adventure with my IRL group. It's always nice to be able to play the same game a second time with a different group (it lets you fix your mistakes). I've made a few, but everyone is having a really good time so far, so you all should enjoy yourselves.

One of the biggest complaints I've read online about this adventure is that it's too railroady. Honestly, in PBP, a bit of a railroad is not a bad thing. The question "what do you want to do next" is a hard one for players to answer in PBP because it's very difficult to quickly discuss anything. A little back-and-forth is fine, but any kind of debate (even a friendly hashing out of details) almost never works out.

All this is to say: I think this game will work well in this format. It's also only about 30 hours of IRL play, so that should "only" take us what, a year or two? LOL. (I'm kidding but maybe I'm not kidding).
 



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