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Author Topic: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)  (Read 5388 times)

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Offline NicciKotorTopic starter

Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« on: May 19, 2012, 12:34:11 PM »
Summer time means fun time! While I am still working and being awesome, I don't have the extra stress of school anymore for the next 3 months. Which means more naughty D&D here! Here is the basic premise of the story:

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You have been banished to the underworld, never to see the light of day again.

The surface is ruled by the cruel Emperor Hawthorne, master of the Empire. All of the known lands are subject to his brutal command. Everyone who speaks out, who misbehaves, who doesn’t fit in is cast into the dark, volcanic pits of Avernum, far below the surface. There, you are expected to die, a victim of starvation, horrible monsters, or simple despair.

But not all of the Avernites have surrendered. With magic and steel, they are forging a new nation deep underground. You can join them and fight for safety. Or freedom. Or even, if you dare, revenge on the surface-worlders who tried to destroy you.

This isn't going to be your typical underdark, far from it. Not even going to have drows.

As for game stats:
- Level 3.
- 5d6 epic roll.
- No money and no starting gear. Since you are prisoners getting thrown into a portal of doom, so why would they allow you to keep your shinies? Which means no holy symbols or spellbooks. Magic down in the pit is rare and the few wizards who get thrown in and survive are going to be very well powerful because of it.
- No psionics.
- The weirder/sexier the race the better. All the more reason to throw you into Avernum and out of the human controlled surface world.

Offline BenedictWolfe

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 02:11:43 PM »
Wow, fancy finding an Avernum game here. I still remember my first time spent with Exile III demo back in the late 90s. I might possibly be interested in this. What other races are supporting? The Slithzerikai are endemic to the Exile (where the nation of Avernum is situated) rather than the surface and both they and the Nephilim are technically anthros/furries. Are you okay with that?

Also, for anyone interested in the setting, Encyclopedia Ermariana is the place to go snooping.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2012, 02:13:01 PM by BenedictWolfe »

Offline NicciKotorTopic starter

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 02:30:32 PM »
Wow, fancy finding an Avernum game here. I still remember my first time spent with Exile III demo back in the late 90s. I might possibly be interested in this. What other races are supporting? The Slithzerikai are endemic to the Exile (where the nation of Avernum is situated) rather than the surface and both they and the Nephilim are technically anthros/furries. Are you okay with that?

Also, for anyone interested in the setting, Encyclopedia Ermariana is the place to go snooping.

Yeah I just started playing the steam remake and throughout it all I was thinking was, 'Holy crap, this would be awesome for a D&D setting! It has all of the maps and towns and dungeons done for me!'

I am perfectly fine with anthros, as I have to ponder the inclusion of the Nephilim into the party. I suppose that a stray Nephilim can join up with the humans and fight his own kind. Depends really on the individuals motives and back plot. Plot fixes everything!






Offline Karasu

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 07:02:33 PM »
oh my god.. Avernum?! Hun you are offically my new best friend!

Love Avernum, interesting how your combining the old PC/Mac games with pathfinder D&D, I'll definatly get started making a character for this one!

Offline NicciKotorTopic starter

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 07:10:32 PM »
What do you plan on making?

Offline Karasu

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 06:35:54 AM »
a Nephil Ranger I think,  mm I might need help actually making the sheet tho, I don't have my old Character creator Hero lab anymore.

Offline NicciKotorTopic starter

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012, 12:17:16 PM »
Goto plothook.net, they have a pathfinder sheet system there, and all you have to do is sign up and so on and so forth.

Offline Karasu

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2012, 01:50:31 PM »
Oi Point buy? Or simply roll it? I need to knwo cause I got Hero lab working XD

Offline NicciKotorTopic starter

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2012, 02:22:09 PM »
Oi Point buy? Or simply roll it? I need to knwo cause I got Hero lab working XD

5d6 epic means roll 5d6 and drop lowest two and reroll ones and twos. I like my players to be nice and beefy so they can't bitch later when I throw funny stuff at them.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2012, 03:47:44 PM »
Oh heck yeah. Avernum FTW.

The weirder the race the better, huh? Well, I've got a great idea for a character, I'll name him 'Spider'..... ;D

(Not expecting this to work, but I will totally play a GIFTS if you'll let me.  ;D )
« Last Edit: May 20, 2012, 03:57:09 PM by TheGlyphstone »

Offline NicciKotorTopic starter

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 04:15:43 PM »
Oh heck yeah. Avernum FTW.

The weirder the race the better, huh? Well, I've got a great idea for a character, I'll name him 'Spider'..... ;D

(Not expecting this to work, but I will totally play a GIFTS if you'll let me.  ;D )

Weird and sexy.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2012, 04:18:05 PM »
Spiders are totally sexy. Aren't they? :D

...fine, I'll take that as a no? :'( Still want to play though, just as something less entertaining

Offline NicciKotorTopic starter

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2012, 04:28:54 PM »
Spiders are totally sexy. Aren't they? :D

...fine, I'll take that as a no? :'( Still want to play though, just as something less entertaining

You could be the straight man, that sighs and shakes his head at the antics of the others and how they just do not care about this situation. Cleric something fits that nicely.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2012, 04:36:21 PM »
So that's a no on a goofy, oppressively cheerful Giant Intelligent Friendly Talking Spider ranger then?

I can totally play straight man to the comedy group...Cleric can work, but heal-botting is boring, so I'd be making a grumpy, no-nonsense battle cleric if I did that.

Offline NicciKotorTopic starter

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2012, 04:57:26 PM »
So that's a no on a goofy, oppressively cheerful Giant Intelligent Friendly Talking Spider ranger then?

I can totally play straight man to the comedy group...Cleric can work, but heal-botting is boring, so I'd be making a grumpy, no-nonsense battle cleric if I did that.

Meh, you still have spontaneous healing and channel energy, so going battle cleric works just fine.

Offline Azata

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2012, 05:06:31 PM »
I'm new here, but this sounds super interesting  :-)
Absolutely love Pathfinder, but don't really know what Avernum is, though I'd absolutely love to try and find out. Only thing is that I've never really done any play-by-post stuff anywhere else and this is my first post about RP here  :-[

Offline NicciKotorTopic starter

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2012, 05:11:21 PM »
I'm new here, but this sounds super interesting  :-)
Absolutely love Pathfinder, but don't really know what Avernum is, though I'd absolutely love to try and find out. Only thing is that I've never really done any play-by-post stuff anywhere else and this is my first post about RP here  :-[

The trick is to know when it is your turn to post. If you think or even slightly assume that it is your turn, then it is. Too man games stall by people waiting on others without saying so. You have to be conscious about this and know when it is happening to you.

Offline Azata

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2012, 05:13:29 PM »
The trick is to know when it is your turn to post. If you think or even slightly assume that it is your turn, then it is. Too man games stall by people waiting on others without saying so. You have to be conscious about this and know when it is happening to you.

Good to know. Well, all I can do is promise to do my best if I do get to be part of this game  :-)

Offline Karasu

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2012, 05:14:08 PM »
So that's a no on a goofy, oppressively cheerful Giant Intelligent Friendly Talking Spider ranger then?

I can totally play straight man to the comedy group...Cleric can work, but heal-botting is boring, so I'd be making a grumpy, no-nonsense battle cleric if I did that.
Meh, you still have spontaneous healing and channel energy, so going battle cleric works just fine.

Meh.. I'm playing a Nephil Ranger whose hells shy around others.. Ya.. lots of jokes can and likely will be made at her expense.

Offline NicciKotorTopic starter

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2012, 05:55:55 PM »
If you are going shy catgirl build, then you need to have plenty of wardrobe malfunctions and tripping/ falling onto people.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2012, 06:03:28 PM »
I've actually had another idea, instead of a grumpy cleric - I haven't had a chance to play a Witch yet in PF (er...Warlock? Whatever you'd call a male witch). You said we go through without any of our gear or equipment, but a cute cuddly kitty cat shouldn't have been terribly out of the ordinary (and Avernum has animals anyways, so they must have let pets through at some point). Not their fault they don't realize it's a familiar.

Offline Karasu

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2012, 06:08:46 PM »
screw it screw it screw it. I'm playing an Aasimar, a celestial type.

Shy Aasimar build, since I can actually use that in my PCgen and Herolab >>

Can I play a summoner? You guys would have a lot of fun with my edolion ;) nto to mention it fits the shy build better

Offline NicciKotorTopic starter

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2012, 06:09:49 PM »
Why would they throw a perfectly adorable cat down into Avernum?

And no summoners, I hate that class for personal reasons.

Offline Karasu

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2012, 06:14:05 PM »
damnit, why on earth would you hate that class? it's epic!

But fine then what woudl you think a good class woudl be for a shy Aasimar?

Offline NicciKotorTopic starter

Re: Avernum: Escape from the Pit(pathfinder seeker thread)
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2012, 06:25:52 PM »
Awww, now we don't have a catgirl in the group! That is a requirement and in the rules!