Shangrila is a small island about the size of Madagascar. It is over seen by a half red Dragon who sits on the throne as King. However ever color dragon has its own territory to rule over though they all answer the King Aries. The terrain differs depending on which dragon rules the area. The island experiences seasons though where you are on the island depends on how much of a change you will see. For the most part the humans remain in the metallic dragon control. Shangrila is mostly occupied by monsters of differing kinds. There are spell scales and kobolds who guard the Dragons, though the spell scale number has dropped off considerably. On this island there is homosexuality though it is not flaunted it is seen almost always behind closed doors. This is your home island.
DM: Torene, Jing
This is meant to be a long run campaign. We have run this campaign before with our table top group. We want to see how it goes with other people so we can be more in depth and see how other players handle similar situations. We’ll ask the same from you we did of them. Please take note of what you will need and the information of gameplay in the lower sections. (the gameplay notes will also be available in the Q&A thread)
-- Character concept and backstory (please post it here in the Reccy)
-- Once concept is approved, we will PM our email address so you can send the sheets to us that way. Here is the link you will need. Please be sure to use this.
When figuring out your stats you may either roll (keep nothing under a ten as a base roll) or use the point system (if you understand it great but as a player We hate it) Please also use level adjustments for the base creature if there are any. Make sure your ECL is 5 no higher. We will go back over the sheets to make sure. If you wish to use a Level adjustment monster of 5 you will have no class levels. Just keep that in mind. You may use any of the books we have listed below. Remember we have the right to ask you to change something if we feel the need. Before writing up a back story please consult the map given in the opening post. Ask all the questions you want.
Books Available for use
--These are the books that we have on hand. If you want to use a book that is not listed in the 3.5/3rd ed rules, please PM one of the DMs for approval. If we are not familiar with it We will PM you for a link or a site where we can find the book. If you have it in a PDF format and can send me the pages I’ll need via email or PM we will accept that. Though we would prefer the whole book in case we need to reference something else in it.
PHB (Players Hand book)
DMG (Dungeon Master’s Guide)
MM –MM V (Monster Manual one through 5)
Fiendish Codex 1&2
Drow of the Underdark (If you use this please speak to us about the changes the Island Drow have from others)
Races of the Wild
Races of Stone
Races of destiny
Races of Dragon
Expanded Psionics Handbook
Players Hand Book II
Dungeon Master Guild II
Magic Item Compendium
Book of Exalted Deeds
Book of Vile Deeds
Arms and Equipment
Weapons of Legacy
Monte Cook’s Arcana Evolved
We also have the Epic Level handbook but since that is only useful if we each that level We don’t see it being needed right now. You may use any of these if you wish. We have them in hard copy only so We can’t send you the PDF but We can try and scan some parts in if needed. We would rather not since scanning a whole book is rather time consuming and hard to do some times.
If we have questions we’ll ask. If you have questions about anything, feel free to do that same.
Posted on 2011-09-04 at 01:34:11.
Edited on 2011-09-19 at 08:32:47 by Torene
The rules for this game can be found in the PHB, DMG and MM of 3.5 Dungeons and Dragons. We do house rule but when we do it runs on logic. If you have questions please feel free to ask. We also simplify rules so there will be no roll to confirm.
This game is limited to six players. If someone needs to drop please PM me right away so we can open it up to another player if needed. We are willing to work around work schedules or other conflicts.
We reserve the right to remove you from game if We feel you are not helping to make the game fun of others (being rude, disrespectful or such) You’ll be given a warning in PM, if you do not shape up We will ask you to leave. The idea is for everyone to have fun.
Please keep to the ToS for the site and use your best judgment, swearing is allowed as long as it’s in character and no players are offended.
We want to run combat in chat for ease and simplicity. Please let me know when you post your character idea what day and time (EST please) you would be available to do so. We plan at least one combat per week. We will PM players to remind them of the time and date of combat at least one day ahead of time. If that time needs to be changed for DM sake a new PM will be sent with the revised time. If you are unable to make it please PM me or Jing and let one of us know so we can “pocket” your character for combat. You will gain no EX for the combat, but the party will not be short either.
Either myself or Jing can and will post as DM. We also will have NPC’s. NPC’s may and will join the party for an unspecified amount of time. We DO NOT treat long standing NPC’s as NPC’s, in a way they become PC’s: our way of interacting with the party either to help the story along or just for the RP sake. We both love to play and since our group was so small before we got used to having NPC’s around for us to interact with instead of just being GODs.
When it comes to dice rolls, this is how we will be handling it. During in chat combat, you will cover your own dice rolls. In the forum story, DM will handle your rolls and give you the results in the DM responses.
You will handle your own leveling, We don’t have the time nor desire to do so for you. Besides, we don’t know what you might want to up or change at any level. All we ask is when you are done leveling you send one of us the updated copy of the sheet for our own records and so your dice rolls will be up to date as well. If you have questions, we can assist. We will double check them to make sure you have everything you need done. If you forgot something we’ll let you know so you can change it.
Experience (EX) will be granted the end of each week no matter if the act is done. That will be posted in the Q&A section. EX is awarded both on role play and combat. If you’re not so good in the combat you can make it up in role play and vise versa. We award EX fairly and each person will get the amount we feel they deserve, though keep in mind you will not level every game. We don’t agree with the EX in the book so we estimate what we think each encounter was worth including story and combat. Oh we also give EX for entertaining the DM’s so have fun.
We will inform you of your EX at the end of each week.
This is very much a plot oriented game. The plot is broken into acts. Each act will last at least one week, but many very well last longer depending on how the characters react to each encounter.
DMs will post as needed. So while still in the middle of the week, the DM may post to help further a certain characters actions or keep the NPCs involved. We will not be limiting our posts to the end of the week, just as you won’t be limiting to once a week if you don’t want to.
We do love to throw hard situations at players so please keep that in mind. There might not be perfect party cohesion as with real life. Please do keep real world problems out of game though. We put characters through hell though we are not player killers. We have never killed off a character (though we should have one or twice).
Sorry to perhaps disappoint by not playing, but I took a good look at these sentences:
We have run this campaign before with our table top group. We want to see how it goes with other people so we can be more in depth and see how other players handle similar situations. We’ll ask the same from you we did of them.
It's a brilliant idea and thing to do. I won't deny having tried a game of mine on a different forum, but nowhere really has the life that the Inn does, so that was an instant failure
I'll be interested in seeing how this game goes. I shall play the Eol here and lurk around ^^
I'm glad to hear you think it's a good idea. I wrote the campaign myself and we're almost done with it but I love the setting so much and I'm kind of disappointed at how little real character development. I'm hoping to see other people interested as well.
Of course you can watch. If at any time you have an idea or can offer advice I'll be more than glad to hear it.
How often are players required to post? it sounds like you want to move the plot along very fast, since each act is weekly. Most people around here are used to Dm upates only once a week twice at most usually. Also Doing combat in chat is a good idea but a problem is always getting everyone together. what happens if someone is ever able to show up in chat for combat? (i.e. they live in Europe while someone else might live on west coast USA)
Regarding the requirement posts. We only require that players post once per week. Some players will post more than that and DMs will post as needed. Each ACT will last as long as necassary, but EXP will be given at the end of the week no matter if an act has been finished or not. So, we're not looking to move plot along quickly, we actually want to take our time, but promote players posting as many times as they want to.
As for the in chat combat issues. Should a player have that kind of problem where their schedule doesn't line up at all with the other players, someone will be worked out with that one player (as it's not fair to deny them any combat EX just for that). In most any case, one or both DMs will be available for the combat chat, so working around us won't be an issue.
I hope this answers your questions. If not, what did I not cover?
its all the different books you need to meet requirements. heck i only own 2 or 3 of those books and i cant afford any more. so i just cant play it, im sure its the same for quite a few others as well.
Are you talking about that giant list of books up there? Those are just the books that we as DMs have on hand -- in case you wanted to use any of them. None of them are required, only a basic knowledge of how to play 3.5 (and having the PHB for that helps).
If you need a PDF file I'm pretty sure one of us can scan it in and send it to you. That list is the books I have. At one point I had more but not any longer (had to give some of them back to the guy I was borrowing them from) You don't have to use any of them. All we ask is if you're going to use another book please ask us first so we can approve it.
I hope to see you there.
Posted on 2011-09-15 at 15:49:26.
Edited on 2011-09-15 at 15:49:58 by Torene
I'm glad to hear your interested in seeing how it goes. I am too if it goes anywhere. I understand being busy and not wanting to get involved in another game. Unfortunately I'm hearing more of those kinds of responses then anyone wanting to join.
Either Jing or myself can make scans of the books we have and get them into PDF. (once I have time to play around with it) If we can't I'm sure we can find the files somewhere and send them to anyone interested. I understand most people are not as familiar with 3.5 as I am. It's the only system I've ever played really and I'm comfortable with it, plus I have a good chunk of the books. Thanks to my previous DM.
Please feel free to stop by and watch, read and just have fun. I don't mind people watching, *l* if there is a game at all. Again thanks for the interest.