Thought for sure I'd put it but I guess I didn't. The setting is Forgotten Realms.
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It has human, elf, dwarf, halfling, fighter, cleric, rogue and wizard.
I currently count eight interested people, so we'll set up as two different groups. For my own sanity, they'll be marked A and B, and people can decide who they want to team up with. I believe I'll be able to keep the two reasonably straight. For obvious reasons, it'd be best if people in different games didn't read up on or discuss the other game.
So, here's what I'm looking at right now:
30 point buy. Why? Because I can.
I'm looking for team players. We've all been in games where the rogue stumbles across a holy avenger and decides to sell it rather than give it to the paladin. Those games invariably end up in a TPK because the party's just not strong enough to handle what's coming next. Friendly rivalry (like Gimli and Legolas) is totally cool though.
This is a very small alteration, but if you take the Great Weapon Fighting Talent, two-dice damage weapons like greatswords and mauls only get rerolled on a natural 1, instead of a natural 1 or 2. Weapons like Greataxes with only one die reroll on a natural 1 or 2 as normal.
If people want to roll dice for hit points upon levelling up, I'll let them reroll natural 1s.
I just had a request for Background tweaking. If you want to keep a Background more or less how it is but just change one or two things (like drop proficiency in vehicles but pick up the flute) then by all means. Just put an asterisk at the Background name so I can pick that up while reading through and mark the changes. If you want a completely customized Background, it'd be best to discuss it with me first.
Finally, this module has an optional milestone leveling system that I'll be using. Instead of handing out experience, I'll just hand out a level at the end of most of the chapters.
I think that answers most questions. If we get more people interested, I'll start keeping a waiting list and draw people in as others drop out.