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Author Topic: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [LOOKING FOR PLAYERS]  (Read 13519 times)

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Offline KrayzTopic starter

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #200 on: September 22, 2011, 06:08:35 PM »
I meant an arcane caster. They still each get a cohort. Anyway having a house mage is a must so if they don't get Zaer they should make their cohort a arcane caster. So either way each house will have a mage and they can choose what players they want for themselves.
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Offline Medical Miracle

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #201 on: September 22, 2011, 06:23:58 PM »
My Cohort is going to be an Arachnomancer, fyi. If you guys really want me to choose I will, my first choice would be Krayz. I want dat Monk. :-)

I still think you guys should "pick your poison" as it were. I'm not exactly going to be a loving mother. and I mean that in a Drow sense.

Offline AngelicBlade

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Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #202 on: September 22, 2011, 09:39:03 PM »
Erm, yes well. I'm back. And I'm completely lost, and confused.  :'(

Offline ulthakptah

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #203 on: September 22, 2011, 09:43:56 PM »
Erm, yes well. I'm back. And I'm completely lost, and confused.  :'(
1, learn how to play 3.5
2, make a 14th level character
3, ? ? ? ?
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Offline ulthakptah

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #204 on: September 22, 2011, 10:06:07 PM »
Joking aside dungeon and dragons 3.5 isn't that hard to learn. The first time I played a friend invited me to a game and I learned how to play by myself the night before.

To make things simple you should make a profile on Mythweavers or Plothooks. They are character sheet making tools. It's a lot easier to understand then to just write them on blank paper like I did for my first time.

After that you should learn the basics of making a character. All you will need for that is a players handbook. If you can't "obtain" a copy digital or otherwise there's always this website http://www.d20srd.org/.

You will more than likely be a Drow which has a +2 level adjustment. All that means really is that you will be two levels lower than 14, so 12, but most of the players are 12 anyway.

Offline esclavage

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #205 on: September 22, 2011, 10:44:20 PM »
Welcome back, AngelicBlade.  ulthakptah gave the details on building a character sheet.  What is going on game-wise is that we currently have two Matrons: myself and Medical Miracle.  And we are currently deciding which of the remaining characters will be on what sides.  Currently, there are four other players and it seems as if two will join one House and two will join the other.  From there, we will have the basis for a thread and game, doubly so once both I and Medical Miracle layout our Houses.

And I think I'm in the same feeling of Medical Miracle, I'd rather let people choose which faction they'd like to associate with.  Or I can let Medical Miracle have her picks and I will take the others.   :-)  In the end, I don't feel ultimately it matters who ends up on what side.  The bottom line is I think it's important to brainstorm and create character relations more than anything else.  This is what will be the primary story driver and will determine the success of the group game.

Though I do have a question for Krayz, how should are Leadership scores be calculated?  So far, I'm guessing my Leadership score is 20 (12+6 Cha bonus +2 bonus for having a stronghold).

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Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #206 on: September 22, 2011, 10:59:46 PM »
Thank you, both of you, and I don't particually care who's "side" I'm one, I plan to be a simple blacksmith that can fight well enough with the weapon's he creates.

Offline ulthakptah

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #207 on: September 22, 2011, 11:25:31 PM »
That's simple enough to be a blacksmith you just need to pick skills. Craft weaponsmithing for making weapons, craft armorsmithing to make armors, and profession blacksmith to make horse shoes and stuff like that.

Now all that's left is to pick a class that will make you fight well enough with the weapons you make, and has craft and profession as class skills. Pretty much all classes have craft so classes with full bass attack and profession are Ranger, Paladin, Hexblade, and Swashbuckler. There may be more but that's all I can come up with on short notice.

Offline Medical Miracle

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #208 on: September 22, 2011, 11:44:19 PM »
I think we should probably wait a little longer and see how many players we can get before we start talking about splitting up the characters, and esclavage, don't you put all that pressure on me! :P

Offline ulthakptah

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #209 on: September 22, 2011, 11:52:27 PM »
The interest thread has been up for two weeks. I don't think many more people will be showing up. Anyway both of your lack of initiative doesn't speak well for you as leaders.  :P

Offline Zaer Darkwail

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #210 on: September 22, 2011, 11:54:45 PM »
We can do it like in football team build up; one matrons start to choose and then other matron makes a pick and then other matron gets to choose again etc. Basically take turns and say 'I take you'.

But if given choice I would join with esclavage matron's house :). As we talked already about how I entered the house and like the background story so far.

Offline ulthakptah

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #211 on: September 22, 2011, 11:57:32 PM »
I think they don't want to hurt someones feelings by having to pick them last.

You joining esclavage is a good plan, she has a rogue cohort planed out, and Medical Miracle has an arachnomacer, which will probably be her house mage anyway.

Offline Medical Miracle

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #212 on: September 23, 2011, 12:37:46 AM »
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I think they don't want to hurt someones feelings by having to pick them last.
Ya, that`s pretty much it. Sorry for being so caring, I promise I`ll turn on the mean when the game starts. >:)

On a separate note, does anyone know of some tools to help create a Household.

Offline Zaer Darkwail

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #213 on: September 23, 2011, 01:00:17 AM »
Well, stronghold builder's guide has rules how build it with the gold you have (was it 300,000gp for building the house only?). In online check for online map editors via google to find some map making services.

Offline ulthakptah

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #214 on: September 23, 2011, 03:29:38 AM »
Ya, that`s pretty much it. Sorry for being so caring, I promise I`ll turn on the mean when the game starts. >:)

On a separate note, does anyone know of some tools to help create a Household.
I found something you might be interested in. The Arachne from Faiths and Pantheons is a divine caster of Lolth that gets a spider familiar, a spider mount, and other spider based abilities.

Offline Medical Miracle

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #215 on: September 23, 2011, 04:48:36 AM »
That sounds great, I totally overlooked that book.

Offline esclavage

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #216 on: September 23, 2011, 07:25:26 AM »
ulthakptah, as a way of vindication, I will note that making sure everyone feels like they belong in a group game is completely different than leadership in-game to drive a plot.   ;). But your objection is noted in good humor.   ;D

That being said, I think the arrangement for ulthakptah and Zaer to be part of the House d'Szeossen sounds good to me.  And Krayz and Snake can be part of Miracle's House.  And once Angelic Blade finishes his sheet, we can pick or he can pick.

And the beauty of this game set-up, Medical Miracle, is tht it is easy to introduce new characters in the House as long as we keep things vague.  So just have a few additional rooms in the layout of your House that are occupied by nameless NPCs and when someone joins, we have an easy way to slide them into the game.

And right now, I am building my House for 60 to 70 Drow as obtained from my leadership score woth its followers.  The rest will be supplemented by bugbears, goblins, and kobolds which are common slaves and will bring the House total closer to 500-600.  Though they are just there as cannon fodder and a story element to portray the severe class distinctions in the Underdark.

And in the end, I might use old fashioned graph paper and scanner if I can't find a good map editor.  :P

Offline Snake

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #217 on: September 23, 2011, 11:49:53 AM »
Well I already have another drow male planned out if anyone needs an extra arcane caster. He's a level 5 Sorc, and lvl 7 mindbender (found in complete mage, basicaly someone who a matron would probably murder to have becasue he can infinitely keep 2 people charmed, dominate others at 100' rnage, telepathic that range, etc. the mental abilities are by virtue of the PrC. But if any holes need to be filled I can quickly have a char to fill them given a night but I still have the ranger and fey'ri in reserve if anyone wants them.)

It may sound weird but I like to keep extras in reserve JiC.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2011, 11:55:08 AM by Snake »

Offline KrayzTopic starter

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #218 on: September 23, 2011, 12:53:10 PM »
@esclavage: Leadership scores are calculated normally, so that looks like it would be correct :)

And Snake and me vs ulth and Zaer sounds fine with me. And then Angelic can pick either House, if he likes.

@Snake: btw, I wanted to mention something. I want it understood that your character is going to be expected to be played "feral". No 'I recivilized completely, but keep all the perks'; this dude has to seem like he's as much an animal as he is a person.

I don't know much about the Stronghold Builder's Guide, so I'm trusting Zaer to be the expert on that one for the time being :P

And on a final note, I think I'm going to lock down the number of Matrons in the game with these two. It means 1) players aren't going to get split too far between a number of different Houses, and 2) I can stop waiting and starting putting some serious plans together for the city itself. Right now, I have something in mind of an Upper district, where most of the wealthier drow live in small family compounds and such, and a larger, Lower district that surrounds it, where the dregs of the society live. Miracle's House would be near the centre of the Upper district, and that would be where she's strongest. Meanwhile, esclavage's House would be an upstart of sorts rising in the Lower district to challenge Miracle's control of the city.

Offline Snake

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #219 on: September 23, 2011, 12:58:51 PM »
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@Snake: btw, I wanted to mention something. I want it understood that your character is going to be expected to be played "feral". No 'I recivilized completely, but keep all the perks'; this dude has to seem like he's as much an animal as he is a person.

That's fine.  Coming back from that is possible (only to a kind of "psuedo-civilized") but it takes forever and a day (luckily, even half drow get extended lifespans if they dont' get killed).

Besides he likes fighting too much to really stop (he was literally bred and conditioned for it.) He CAN speak but he still sounds very intimidating while doing it, prone to growling or snarling when he's angry.  It takes some show of force to make him do something he doesn't want to do though.

TBH I actually anticipate some of the other houses trying to get ahold of him because of the spellfire ability.  (In the past anyone with it has almost always ended up a target of some kind)
« Last Edit: September 23, 2011, 01:00:13 PM by Snake »

Offline Zaer Darkwail

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #220 on: September 23, 2011, 02:11:14 PM »
Yep, my char specifically would love to study spellfire effects on your char Snake ;). Anyways my charsheet has been posted quite while ago and is ready to go already. Also agree we should move on to build city itself.

Offline Snake

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #221 on: September 23, 2011, 02:23:55 PM »
Oh boy XD

Offline ulthakptah

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [IN NEED OF MATRONS]
« Reply #222 on: September 23, 2011, 02:41:59 PM »
I haven't seen Magical Miracle's character sheet, so I think she still needs to finish too.

Zaer, I assume you are going to provide vampiric touch spells for me, so what is your caster level for the spell?

Offline Zaer Darkwail

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [LOOKING FOR PLAYERS]
« Reply #223 on: September 23, 2011, 02:45:09 PM »
I provide them. Hmm, I recall I placed my CL on atop my spell-list in my charsheet.

Offline KrayzTopic starter

Re: INTEREST CHECK: City of the Drow (3.5) [LOOKING FOR PLAYERS]
« Reply #224 on: September 23, 2011, 03:02:40 PM »
Hey esclavage, what level are those 60-70 followers?

I just thought about it, but realistically, even a level 1 drow follower would have to be the equivalent of a level 3 follower =/