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Padre J Roulston
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Starting a game maybey

Depending on interest, I'm thinking about starting a 3.5 game.

The game I have in mind is a low level beginner type game. (Probably best for newbies)

I'm looking for the following positions:
lvl 1 fighter (prince/princess)
lvl 2 swordsman/archer (prince/princess' instructor)
lvl 1 cleric (advisor)
lvl 1 player choice (not a monk, bard, or barbarian) (friend to the others)

If interested let me know and we can work out details.


Posted on 2014-01-19 at 15:38:19.

Bodkin
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Me

I'm interested. What sort of setting do you have in mind?



Posted on 2014-01-19 at 22:31:13.

Padre J Roulston
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setting

Well I had originally set this adventure/saga in a home made realm... but I have a thing for Forgotten Realms so that is a heavy influence.

It is going to start in the Duchy of Mandala. Which is comprised of the Counties: Richmond, and Young. and the Baronies: Hood, and Markham.


Posted on 2014-01-19 at 23:23:09.
Edited on 2014-01-19 at 23:36:53 by Padre J Roulston

Ayrn
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I'd consider it...

Some questions:

1) Would you consider bumping up the levels? I feel like I play a lot of first level games. I'd be interested in trying something in the mid-levels (lvls 5 - 10)... just asking.

2) What books are allowed? Core only? The Complete... series? Races of... series? All WotC products?

3) What races are allowed?

4) Is this a one shot adventure or a campaign?

5) How many posts per week are you looking for?

6) Why no love for the bard, barbarian, and monk?


Posted on 2014-01-20 at 03:11:59.

Padre J Roulston
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Ayrn

I'm not completely opposed to bumping up the levels a bit. But I don't want to go too high because this was written for a beginner adventure/campaign. I could work with 3-4...

I've always been partial to the core books myself, but if there is something that you want from another book we can look at it on a case by case.

I would like at least two humans (the prince/princess being one) otherwise the standard.

I have an adventure written, but I have absolutely no issues taking it further, if that is what the demand is for

posts per week, IDK, 1-2 maybe... I don't know what the norm is.

As for the barbarian, and monk I don't think they are really fitting for the game I have in mind... and I just can't stand the bard... just my prejudice.

**************************

My brother (avid gamer) had asked me to write this up, for him and a few new to the RPG experience players. I get it all ready let them know then no call back on when they want to play.

So this has been sitting in a desk drawer for the last few years just begging to be played.



Posted on 2014-01-20 at 03:24:36.
Edited on 2014-01-20 at 03:37:50 by Padre J Roulston

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Interested

I'd be more then interested in joining if you don't mind me learning as we go Closest to 3.5 I've played/ran games for is Pathfinder so I'm hoping it's easy enough to pick up. I'll get hold of some PDF's and look up rules etc.


Posted on 2014-01-20 at 03:58:38.

Ayrn
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Cool...

1 - 2 posts per week is pretty standard. I usually prefer 2 as it keeps the games moving.... unless your game is more hack-n-slash, in which case, if the posting expectation is a simple, ">>Insert character name<< moves to attack the foe again", you may want to increase the posting rate. Play-by-post games are notorious for getting bogged down, especially during combat. Learning how to pace your game is a key skill.

My own game, Tales of Alder Vale, is three weeks (real time) in and, at two posts per week, we still haven't really started the main adventure. (haha) What took about 8 hours around the table with my kids will likely take 4-5 months in play-by-post format.

Three other key pieces of advice:

1) Set your posting deadlines for players and npc PCs whose players are unable or unwilling to post... don't wait around for them. Life happens and sometimes people can't post for a week or two. Ask your players to give you notice if possible and, if they can't make a full post, ask them to give you a line or two on what they'd like their character to do in the Q/A thread. But keep the game moving... bored players lose interest. The forums here are littered with games that started well but fizzled quick.

2) Communicate often with your players, especially giving them a heads up on when you are too busy to update the game. Let them know if there is going to be a delay, and inform them of when you how to post the update.

3) Be committed to see the game through to the end.



Anyway... I'm still interested. Here's the thing for me: I can commit to playing until about mid-May. In addition, I have about 3-4 weeks splattered between now and mid May where I will likely find it difficult to post due to work. If you think you can work with that, then count me in. Let me know either way. (I'll not be offended if you say no)

Regarding levels, well, I'm going to leave that with you. If it works for you for higher level play and the rest of your players are game, cool. If not, I can live with level 1.

Peace,
Ayrn


Posted on 2014-01-20 at 04:01:04.

Padre J Roulston
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3.5

As I understand they are very compatible and similar, so it shouldn't be an issue

Glad to have you on board


Posted on 2014-01-20 at 04:04:48.

Padre J Roulston
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@ Ayrn

Thank you for the advice I really do appreciate it.

I think that 2 posts a week would work best given what I have in mind. And what you mentioned about your attendance that works for me.


Posted on 2014-01-20 at 04:07:10.

Chessicfayth
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*fades in*

Interested to see where your story goes, will be reading along. But the setup feels a bit restrictive for my pallete.

*fades out*


Posted on 2014-01-20 at 08:23:21.

Padre J Roulston
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To all those Interested :)

The position of the Swordsman instructor to the Prince/Princess has been filled... Who wants what for the remaining positions?

******************************
@Chessicfayth

Hope you enjoy the story


Posted on 2014-01-20 at 14:20:48.

Padre J Roulston
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Positions

We are now just looking for a Prince/Princess. The cleric and friend positions have been filled.


Posted on 2014-01-20 at 17:27:23.

Ayrn
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If need be...

I can trade the role of instructor for the prince/princess. I'm fine with either.


Posted on 2014-01-20 at 18:40:28.

Padre J Roulston
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@ Ayrn

I think I would rather you stay as the instructor


Posted on 2014-01-20 at 18:46:03.

Ayrn
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Sounds good...

Thanks!

Do you have a list of who's playing which role thus far?

Also, do you know what class the "prince/princess's friend" is playing?

Finally, do you have a preferred method for generating stats?


Posted on 2014-01-20 at 18:54:13.

   
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