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    The Dark Tapestry






    A peaceful and prosperous town finds itself caught between powerful forces they do not understand. The locals are rocked by conspiracies as well as the machinations of beings of tremendous power, and the dark mysteries they pursue.


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    System: Pathfinder
    Style of Play: Hack & Slash + Roleplay; if we get through the mini AP then Sandbox)
    Allowed Content: no third party, and I'm not familiar with SoP nor PoW
    Character Creation: prefer mythweavers, but whatever will do
    Backstory: we'll develop backgrounds organically here in the OC
    Experience: 1st level
    Wealth: Standard WBL
    Ability Scores: 20 point buy, with a 10-16 range on stats before racial mods
    Hitpoints/Health: Max
    Alignment: play nice
    Other Notes: Can start with one trait and buy a second with a drawback if you like; we'll be in Golarion, specifically the nation of Taldor


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    NPC Barnibus Human Fighter
    CWater Jheren Elf Ranger
    Kish Aerlya Halfling Sorcerer
    razorback Cal Dumal Samsaran Inquisitor
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    Awesome! Hey, could you give a short elevator pitch of what the first quest is about? Who and where do we start as? (Don't want to google the title (I assume that is the mini AP) in case I might get spoiled.) That would really help me to figure out what kind of character would work best in the scenario.
    Alamryn Kven, a druid who tries very hard not to be useless.
    Celesta Halla, a fearless barbarian.
    Jheren Falconer, a drifter ranger.
    Rhenner Calami, a snarky medic with an untrustworthy memory.

    DMing Ljonarian Enigma: Imperial Affairs and The Pirate Dream: Sliced Heart

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    RolandDeschain, I need a couple of days before I can do anything.
    Teach class tonight and today is end of month, so monthly metrics tomorrow. Fun.
    Hey, did my first homebrew class. Check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWater View Post
    Awesome! Hey, could you give a short elevator pitch of what the first quest is about? Who and where do we start as? (Don't want to google the title (I assume that is the mini AP) in case I might get spoiled.) That would really help me to figure out what kind of character would work best in the scenario.
    Will do, but I'll be playing this pretty close to the vest in terms of keeping some of the information to myself. I'll be adding some "dressing" to the first post as well as character sheet links and what not...
    You'll be in the nation of Taldor, presumably looking for work.

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    RolandDeschain, I need a couple of days before I can do anything. Teach class tonight and today is end of month, so monthly metrics tomorrow. Fun.
    No problem razor, take your time.
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    Like CWater, I'm waiting for more information before I make my character. I also have a question which I figure it can't hurt to ask; of course I won't be offended if the answer is no.

    Do you want to keep this strictly Pathfinder, or would it be possible to use a D&D 3.5 class that doesn't have a Pathfinder version? Thinking specifically of one of the Tome of Battle classes or the Warmage from Complete Arcane.
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    Hmmmm....what kind of info are you looking for? This is pretty standard fantasy setting(Golarion) fare - little town caught up in something they don't understand with pretty typical baddies doing some rather "untypical" things; there's a bit of intrigue but that's pretty much it. It's not an all urban/city environment, and also not entirely a wilderness campaign so rogue and rangers and everything in between is all appropriate. If there's some specific questions I can answer I'll do my best without giving away too much info...

    As a DM I tend to go pretty hard on the Tier 1 caster types(the bad guys aren't all stupid), but at early levels there's no real need to do so. As far as porting in 3.5 classes, I would prefer not to as I'm a pretty big fan of the class features and archetypes offered by Pathfinder. The feats in Pathfinder can, however, be downright awful so I'm open to porting in certain 3.5 feats if we work it out here first.

    Don't hesitate to throw questions out, I know I haven't given you a ton to work with in terms of the setting, but let me know what you're looking for and we'll work it out.

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    Alright, I have an Elf Ranger (Divine Marksman) character from a campaign that died after the first mini-quest that I would like to give another attempt at having a life and story. Possibly multiclassing to Rogue at some point, is Unchained allowed?
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    Alamryn Kven, a druid who tries very hard not to be useless.
    Celesta Halla, a fearless barbarian.
    Jheren Falconer, a drifter ranger.
    Rhenner Calami, a snarky medic with an untrustworthy memory.

    DMing Ljonarian Enigma: Imperial Affairs and The Pirate Dream: Sliced Heart

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    Sounds good...unchained rogue is allowed.

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    Okay. I'm thinking halfling sorcerer then.
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    Okay. I'm thinking halfling sorcerer then.
    Kish, what direction you plan on going?
    I was planning on playing an Inquisitor, either a Dwarf or Samsaran. I can be the face in either case but if you were going to go that direction, I don't need to be.
    Hey, did my first homebrew class. Check it out.

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    Elemental, most likely. Lots of Charisma, of course, but definitely not the Infernal bloodline, so she won't have Diplomacy as a class skill.
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    Alright looks like we're getting a little traction going here:

    An Elf Ranger
    A Halfling Sorcerer
    A Dwarf/Samsaran Inquisitor

    I'll admit that I had to look up Samsaran

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    Here's a bit of a "hook" for everyone....

    You've come to the town of Pelhaime, in the Verduran Forest of northcentral Taldor, on a minor trade road between Wispil and Dunholme. The town is situated on a lesser tributary of the Verduran Fork, and you've been drawn here by rumors or posted flyers for employ by a wealth merchant named Grilas Sibb.

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    I need to figure out a way to become independently wealthy. This whole working thing is a drag on my PbP-ing.

    Anyway, Cal Dumal started. I know where I'm heading with him, just have a wrap up a few things.
    Hey, did my first homebrew class. Check it out.

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    Hey, are we still doing this?

    I hope so, here is the crunch of my Elf Ranger, Jheren.

    I have some basic ideas for a backstory, but the OP states that we should develop that further here in the thread?

    EDIT: Question, how do you do elf age in your game? Meaning, how quickly do they age compared to humans? Same speed, a bit slower, a lot slower, 20 years in diapers?
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    Alamryn Kven, a druid who tries very hard not to be useless.
    Celesta Halla, a fearless barbarian.
    Jheren Falconer, a drifter ranger.
    Rhenner Calami, a snarky medic with an untrustworthy memory.

    DMing Ljonarian Enigma: Imperial Affairs and The Pirate Dream: Sliced Heart

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    Sure, sure. I'm here every day, just waiting for others to post.

    Elves age just slightly slower than humans, so not 20 years in diapers...yikes, what a nightmare that would be.

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    @CWater - Jheren is vetted, and may have a masterwork longbow as a family heirloom. Just a reminder, you do get a trait to start the game and I didn't see one on your sheet.

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    @razorback - Saves, BAB, Equipment are missing. Your Skills look messed up, but your feats, trait, and class features look good to go. When you finish I'll award you a bonus piece of equipment as well.

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    I would like to kick off by the end of May if ya'll can be ready by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandDeschain View Post
    I would like to kick off by the end of May if ya'll can be ready by then.

    CHEERS!
    That works for me.
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    @razorback - Saves, BAB, Equipment are missing. Your Skills look messed up, but your feats, trait, and class features look good to go. When you finish I'll award you a bonus piece of equipment as well.
    Hmm... I'll go through them again. I'm always terrible about hitting the save button.
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    I would like to kick off by the end of May if ya'll can be ready by then.

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    That works for me.
    Me too, should be done this weekend.
    Hey, did my first homebrew class. Check it out.

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    Aerlya Rinys.

    Let me know if I've messed up on anything, please.
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    I'll check it over tonight Kish!

    @Everyone -
    since Cavir isn't joining us, would you like to have a 4th party member to shore up any holes in the party? No, I'm not talking about a DMPC....I don't like those. I'm talking about a 4th PC that you would each cooperatively play. Looking at the party composition, something quite simple like a human fighter(no archetype) just to be a straight up melee combatant.

    If you think you've got it covered with the three of you, I'm good with that as well. Just offering.

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    @Kish - looks good. I don't see a Trait, but that's not a big deal.

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    Hey, was going through traits and managed to narrow the choice down to a few. I know it's not a big thing, but any thoughts to help me choose? :)

    Blood of Dragons (Perception +1)
    Forlorn (Fort saves +1)
    Youthful Mischief (Ref saves +1)
    Stargazer (K.Geography and Survival +1)
    Alamryn Kven, a druid who tries very hard not to be useless.
    Celesta Halla, a fearless barbarian.
    Jheren Falconer, a drifter ranger.
    Rhenner Calami, a snarky medic with an untrustworthy memory.

    DMing Ljonarian Enigma: Imperial Affairs and The Pirate Dream: Sliced Heart

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    Of those I would probably go with Forlorn. Failed Fortitude saves are usually very bad.

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    @razorback - Saves, BAB, Equipment are missing. Your Skills look messed up, but your feats, trait, and class features look good to go. When you finish I'll award you a bonus piece of equipment as well.
    Fixed the saves, Inquisitor is 3/4 BAB, added equipment (still have some gold to spend, took the average).
    Double checked the skills, should be good, but did make a few changes.
    Writing up his backstory. Inquisitor of Abadar (or equivalent). Likes to gamble but uses this as a segue into questioning. He isn't above cheating at cards if that means he can advance his cause.
    Hey, did my first homebrew class. Check it out.

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    Of those I would probably go with Forlorn. Failed Fortitude saves are usually very bad.
    True, that is probably the safest choice.

    Though Blood of Dragons would be cool for fluff reasons.. ^^'
    Alamryn Kven, a druid who tries very hard not to be useless.
    Celesta Halla, a fearless barbarian.
    Jheren Falconer, a drifter ranger.
    Rhenner Calami, a snarky medic with an untrustworthy memory.

    DMing Ljonarian Enigma: Imperial Affairs and The Pirate Dream: Sliced Heart

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    @Kish - Aerlya may start with something called a Focus Stone. It was your grandmother's, and it's a simple piece of dark green feldspar on a leather thong. When clutched in your hand, it provides a +1 on concentration checks.

    @razorback - Cal-Dumal may start with a .....give me a minute or two

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    Wasn't sure if we started knowing each other or not, so I'm assuming not.
    Hey, did my first homebrew class. Check it out.

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