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Offline shadowheart

Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2008, 09:28:49 PM »
I'd vote dwarf.

As it is I'm considering having my character be a halfling thief instead of human, if MP doesn't consider that a problem.  

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Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2008, 09:30:18 PM »
Feel free to switch.  :)  Since we haven't started yet, I'm inclined to be generous.  :D ;D ;)

Offline shadowheart

Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2008, 09:31:31 PM »
Ok, why not ... assuming Cirus is approved in time *hoping, as your intro thread looks promising* we may have an all demi-human party :P

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Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2008, 09:34:11 PM »
Hmm.  Thus far, yes...

Offline Cirus

Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2008, 04:22:54 PM »
Well apparently I have survived to the Queue area I trust it is a good sign. I picked some runes for the character and things are getting pretty interesting.

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Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2008, 08:50:35 AM »
Argh...still stuck for a title.
In the meantime, where would people like to see this?  Non-adult?  Light?  Bondage?  Personally, I'm aiming for Light as that would allow for cheese-or-beefcake, cheap thrills, and the occasional bit of fun.

Also, two optional rules to consider:
I'm planning on letting you buy XP with recovered treasure (after taxes, of course)...which is an optional rule in BF.

Survivability!  Starting characters get 3x their max 1st level hit points, plus their Con modifier.  (Taking a page from Star Wars Saga Edition, here).  This will at least help those with a measly d4 live through the first ambush or two...

Other stuff:

I'm contemplating Mana Potions that would allow the MU to recover spellcasting ability 'in the field' without the need to rest, but that may be unbalancing.

In keeping with the intended tone of silliness, I may be bringing in an old, old idea from my dissolute youth--the adventuring license, delvers' insurance, and the overarching bureaucratic wonder that is the Adventurer's Guild.

Offline Laeori

Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2008, 11:12:48 AM »
I <3 the survivability rule.  As for Mana potions, it may be a little unbalancing. What if they were only accessable say in the first 5 levels?  That would make it easier to advance but vanish when you really don't need it.  Of course.. there are so few mana potions generally, I don't think you'd throw it off all that much.

I don't really like the thought of -buying- XP, but then I am a hardass about earning your way so your DM here I say it's your call.  Last but not least where to put it?  Well, there is nothing saying if we put it in [Bon]  That it has to end up being that way is there?  I think playing it safe here is better than nothing.  You could put it in Bon, and keep it Van; but if you put it in Van it will restrict everything and you may find yourself wishing you could do something you can't.  Nothing saying you can't make {Bon} funny and lighthearted too, maybe even making fun of the general stereotypes of the genre.  *Shrugs* Just some ideas. 

A title? Well, what is the -basic- story, or at least the beginning?  Might be easier to name it then =P

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Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2008, 11:19:27 AM »
About buying XP...

In D&D (Basic, Expert, 1st Ed...) you earned XP for treasure recovered.  BF makes this an optional rule, awarding XP only for body count.  If I remember Master Gygax's comments in the 1E DMG, this was meant as shorthand for gaining experience by using the treasure to fund various activities in between dungeon crawls.

Mana Potions, like Phoenix Down, would be pure FF/DragonQuest bits.  :) 

Offline Laeori

Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2008, 11:31:54 AM »
Well, yes I agree say returning something of value, or in short completing the task, would be worth some XP. J so long as it isn't; well I have amassed 200 g I am gonna buy myself a level, that's all. *laughs*

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Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2008, 11:35:13 AM »
Ah, but then there's the GP and time cost to 'train up' a level as well!   :)  Traditionally I've ignored those requirements 'cause they're a pain in the butt...

Offline Cirus

Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2008, 03:18:16 PM »
Still not accepted, but would like to participate nonetheless. Is that possible?

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Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2008, 03:21:41 PM »
Should be just another day or so (we hope).  If not, I can put this in Non-adult games and you should be able to play there.

(But I'll have to be extra careful to keep my jokes clean  :P )

Offline Cirus

Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2008, 03:46:51 PM »
By NO means, I will not accept curtailing others because of me. Carry on in the tavern or so and it should go through. Let usnot limit this game to non-adult, I would not  be able to live with myself.

Besides I am accepted, yeehaaaa, now to make the dwarf.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2008, 04:21:58 PM by Cirus »

Offline shadowheart

Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2008, 05:50:36 PM »
Yaay, to Cirus. :)  Welcome to E, for real. :)

Offline Cirus

Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2008, 08:46:44 PM »
Thanks and now to the task of orienting and getting a few threads, suggestions are welcome.

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Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2008, 11:08:49 PM »
Okay, then, I shall see what I can do  :)

Will put this in Bondage, Small Games, Exotic...just in case.

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Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2008, 12:20:34 PM »
FINALLY thought of a title.

http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=21499.0

whether we actually get that far or not remains to be seen.

Thanks for your patience, folks!

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Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2008, 11:56:27 AM »
Still recruiting!  :)

Offline Dallys

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« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2008, 12:33:10 PM »
I'm interested.. do you have room for an Elven Fighter/Magic-User?

Str: 13 +1
Int: 15 +1
Wis: 14 +1
Dex: 14 +1
Con: 12 +0
Cha: 16 +2

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Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2008, 12:34:58 PM »
We sure do! 
And so far, I think your character has the highest Charisma in the party.  Guess who gets to lead?  :D

Just follow the link above and make yourself at home.  I'll get back to you later with your spells.

Offline Cirus

Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2008, 03:36:30 PM »
Welcome Dallys! But but but I thought I would lead, *dwarf grumbles*

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Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #46 on: September 30, 2008, 06:22:12 PM »
Still recruiting, Panda? *finally got time to go through the recently floated game ideas other than the eyecatching shiny that is Pathfinder*

Offline shadowheart

Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #47 on: September 30, 2008, 06:23:26 PM »
Looks like we're going to have a group. :)

MP, should we PM you the full characters with money, hp, equipment, etc?

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Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #48 on: September 30, 2008, 06:57:38 PM »
Come on in, Andi.
However, we can probably freeze the group at 5 (6 if Shadow's Kiss is still with us).

Feel free to post your finished character in the cast and char-gen thread.  :)  I'll trust you guys.  Really!

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Re: Interest Check--Old School Dungeon Crawl (VAN to BON-E)
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2008, 08:16:01 AM »
Re-bumping.  We still have room!