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Offline CaehlimTopic starter

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2009, 05:45:07 PM »
Could we play a LOW MAGIC game?  I would ruv you forever!

As much as I want to give you a yes, I really do tend towards the high magic myself. Low magic would not be to my strengths. Though I do try to keep a mythic element to magic, where I can.

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This requires that we have a single setting where we'd all be located... maybe having that set location would help everybody narrow down their concept?

Here's an idea. I'm just making this as I go along, so if people don't like it or want changes let me know. It's not set in stone.

Delbaeth is one of the few surviving cities of the ancients, built and abandoned before recorded history. Predating the memories of elves and fey, within the spans of history of which the dragons will not speak. Long held to be cursed and the dwelling place of creatures of darkness.

Six hundred years ago, the spurned prince Dels, son of the elven king Tez of Kazlens and his first wife the human maid Audrine was denied his throne because of his half-cast blood. He left his kingdom, to seek fate out as an adventurer, mercenary leader and some histories would say brigand. Towards the end of his career, he reclaimed the city Delbaeth with a force of a thousand men, slaying the creatures that had taken residence within. Popular legend says that he faced the great shadow beast Ena, alone deep beneath the city and slew it within a duel.

Since that time, his descendants have held the throne of the citystate of Delbaeth ruling the city and the three days of farmlands lying in each direction which feed the mighty city. The aristocrats of the city descended from the thousand men who accompanied him, each rewarded in land and spoils enough to set up their families through to the present day.

The city, like all work of the unknown ancients, is built to a scale that baffles the human mind. Though only half a mile in diameter, the circular walls that surround the town are a thousand feet high, carved of smooth blue marble that has never been found anywhere in nature. Yet the greatest monument of all, the Delbaeth spire is not the work of the ancients. Tez' grandson Akmens, began work on the spire though it took two centuries to finish. The spire towers two hundred feet above the mighty walls, proving the ingenuity of modern architecture as the match of any works of the past.

The spire is a tower of wide sloping rock, resembling a mountain more than any building, built an eighth of a mile wide at its base and mostly solid throughout to support the weight above it. Yet at the point the spire breaches the top of the wall it changes immensely, the last two hundred feet are built of a white marble, carved like the stem of a flower, the flat platform at its peak carved like widespread petals.

The eastern wall of the town is lined with factories and buildings of industry. The smoke that belches from their chimneys unable to climb the massive length of the walls and falling back to the ground in clouds of sickening smog. Those who work in this district can be recognised by their distinctive cough and tendency to spit black ichor.

A large section in the west of the town has been walled off. When corruption allowed this segment to be built from wood instead of the stone of the rest of the city, a large wall was raised around it to prevent fire from spreading beyond this volatile seed-bed. The criminal element, the poor and disenfranchised often end up here. Many are unable to pay the tradeweight of silver (1 SP) tax to pass through the gate of this walled section frequently, those within have entered a closed economy where prices of basic goods are often shamefully high for such a poor area.

Around the base of the spire, noble estates form in clusters, most built of the same marble as the peak of the spire. The richest man by far within the city is the human Darethus who owns the nearest marble quarries a week away by the southern trade road. His sprawling manor is finer than those belonging to the nobles and aristocrats whose own marble homes have helped to line his pockets over the years.

Massive gates are set in the north and south of the city's wall. Five hundred feet high and three hundred feet wide it takes a full day for them to be winched shut by an entire herd of oxen. The gates open onto a main street hundreds of feet wide, running to the base of the spire. Along the way, the road opens out into wide merchant greens.

The roads in and out of the town are never empty as a constant stream of merchants move through, bringing the goods that allow a cosmopolitan town like Delbaeth to thrive. Though the regular population is only around 30,000 the travelers, tourists, adventurers and merchants who come here raise the population another 30,000 on average with their comings and goings. Inns thrive within the city, catering to those of every taste (and price range).

Mighty merchant guilds compete with the power of the king, while criminal cartels plots from all around the streets. Foreigners from countries no one has ever heard of arrive every day. Anything you seek to buy can be found somewhere on its streets.

Delbaeth is a city of contradictions, of power and wealth and equally of the dispossessed and poverty-stricken.

Above all though, it is a city of adventure.

Offline GrinningHound

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2009, 05:48:20 PM »
Am I allowed to advocate another site?  There's a character sheet database we could use if you register there, takes all of 2 minutes to sign up.

Character sheets look like this, and you can edit them and stuff from the site.

http://dndonlinegames.com/view.php?id=53548

Offline CaehlimTopic starter

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2009, 05:56:05 PM »
Mrr. Game full?

I'm marking it full now after receiving your post. We've got quite a bit of interest so far, so I'll restrict it to the early birds who have gotten into contact with me currently. If we need more people to discuss it then I'll open it up again.

Offline CaehlimTopic starter

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2009, 06:00:12 PM »
Am I allowed to advocate another site?  There's a character sheet database we could use if you register there, takes all of 2 minutes to sign up.

Character sheets look like this, and you can edit them and stuff from the site.

I'm happy to use their character sheet.

However I want to run the game on Elliquiy, both to support this site and because I doubt another site could offer the same freedom of content we enjoy here.

Offline goalt

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2009, 07:28:55 PM »
I'm marking it full now after receiving your post. We've got quite a bit of interest so far, so I'll restrict it to the early birds who have gotten into contact with me currently. If we need more people to discuss it then I'll open it up again.
Sorry, a little confused. That mean I'm in or not? >.>

Offline GrinningHound

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2009, 07:51:21 PM »
Yeah I just mean it's a good sheet that we could use here via the magic of linking.  :D

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Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2009, 08:37:30 PM »
Sent in my character for approval in pm.

An Ruby,  thinking in limited scopes of need a fighter.  I have seen worthless fighters, in tables at living greyhawk games.   Good solid builds of clerics that made for good heavy hitting punch.    Just limiting yourself with a narrowness of mindset.

Online Doomsday

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2009, 02:08:12 AM »
Is it too late for me to join in? Are there any certain needs of the group? As long as I don't have to meddle in magic, I'll take any class.

Offline Silk

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2009, 12:35:41 PM »
Looks like a good start :D still killing myself by thinking by trying to work out how to make a character though :S

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Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2009, 01:33:09 PM »
Silk here is a character generator, that walks you through basically.

http://www.pathguy.com/cg35.htm

Offline CaehlimTopic starter

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2009, 06:24:14 PM »
Fantastic. So far I've received two completed characters.

Asherah - Angelique of Rone. Human female swashbuckler.
Ixy - Khait. Wood Elf Female fighter.


Grinning hound, did you still want to play a wizard? No one else has seemed too interested.

HPDDJ, yep, plenty of room still. You don't have to mess around with magic if you don't want to.

Goalt, if you're still interested then you're welcome. What kind of character are you thinking.

Ruby, planning on going with human for the multiclassing? Or perhaps thinking of prestiging next level?

Silk, I'll give you a hand in just a moment. Have a think about what kind of character you'd like to play, not necessarily in terms of rules but just what sort of things you want them to do, whether you'd like to be human or another race. With a concept we can help you build the character you want to play.

Offline goalt

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2009, 06:34:36 PM »
I can play just about anything--have lots of concepts. >.>

What sort of role would the party need?


EDIT: Actually, I'd be interested in playing the Wizard, I think. Especially if I could use a little homebrew as everyone's favorite concept, the Nudist Mage...1



1Of course, I am doing that in another game... I'd be fine if that's Not Okay.  :P


EDIT: Okay, rolled up some stats... and I love my dice. In no order, 11, 12, 15, 18, 16, 17 XD
« Last Edit: January 14, 2009, 07:32:12 PM by goalt »

Offline CaehlimTopic starter

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2009, 08:37:55 PM »
Actually, I'd be interested in playing the Wizard, I think. Especially if I could use a little homebrew as everyone's favorite concept, the Nudist Mage...1

Although I'm fine with the skyclad mage, at 5th level you won't be able to take a level in it yet.

Perhaps your character has been trained with skyclad principles but has yet to master the secret powers of these rituals. You could take a level in skyclad when you first level up.

Offline GrinningHound

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2009, 10:04:33 PM »
Bwaaaaaah?

I wanted to be the wizard.  :(

Offline CaehlimTopic starter

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2009, 10:31:24 PM »
I wanted to be the wizard.  :(

Well you did ask to play it before so I think you have first claim.

Goalt, you mentioned you had some other concepts, perhaps you could cover a different role? If you like the skyclad concept, you could play a cleric from an appropriate faith.

Either that or the two of you could figure out a way to play two wizards to cover different fields, as long as you're both happy, I'm happy. It's a big party so doubling up on class shouldn't be too huge a trouble.

If we need to I can chuck a bard into the mix to help cover healing and rogue type aspects since the party seems a little light so far in that area, but I'll wait to see how we're looking before I decide to add an NPC. 


Offline goalt

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2009, 10:36:50 PM »
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Although I'm fine with the skyclad mage, at 5th level you won't be able to take a level in it yet.
Actually, at fifth level, I will have all three levels of it, unless you're modifying something.  :P


What kind of Wizard were you planning, Hound? I could be a specialist in something else... OR I can play an appropriate Cleric or maybe a Druid instead.

Offline CaehlimTopic starter

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2009, 10:43:33 PM »
Actually, at fifth level, I will have all three levels of it, unless you're modifying something.  :P

Well, conventionally in D&D you have to be sixth level to take your first prestige level. The creators of that prestige class did set the requirements rather low so maybe they intended them to be taken earlier. Hmmm...

Tell, you what, call them substitution levels and that fixes the problem. The cost of the class with its limitations and roleplaying requirements covers its advantages, so I don't think that's in any way unfair or broken.

That works for me.

Offline goalt

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2009, 10:47:40 PM »
Sure, alright. So I'll be [Some Specialist Wizard/Cleric]2/Skyclad Practitioner 3, but calling those three substitution? Sounds fine. Now I just need to come to a verdict on which base class.

(If I do do a Cleric, would I be able to do the No Specific Deity version referred to in this quote from the SRD? "If a cleric is not devoted to a particular deity, he still selects two domains to represent his spiritual inclinations and abilities. The restriction on alignment domains still applies." If not, what Deities do you as DM think would work with the whole Skyclad thing?)

Offline GrinningHound

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2009, 11:00:52 PM »
Hmmm...Jade Pheonix Mage?  :D

Offline goalt

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2009, 11:03:21 PM »
Ooh, that's fun. M'self, I always have trouble giving up caster levels. XD

Offline CaehlimTopic starter

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2009, 11:08:19 PM »
Hmmm...Jade Pheonix Mage?  :D

Mmm, that does sound fun.

Edit: I don't think a Jade Phoenix mage would be too similar to a skyclad wizard. What do you guys think?

Offline goalt

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2009, 11:09:24 PM »
If I could coax a ruling that Swordsage AC bonus works in light AND NO armor and especially that Skyclad (the feat) stacks, I'd go Swordsage in a heartbeat :P

Offline GrinningHound

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2009, 11:36:58 PM »
I didn't look at the Skyclad Mage at all.  I was just thinking about blowing myself up in a glorious explosion, saying "I'll be back."

Offline goalt

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2009, 11:41:46 PM »
Heh. Prooobably would go Master of Nine rather than JPM if I exploited the stacking AC out of the DM...

Or maybe I'll just go Cleric. If I can do the whole No Specific Deity thing, I think I will.

Offline GrinningHound

Re: Interest Check: D&D 3.5 (FULL)
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2009, 11:49:58 PM »
You don't need a good AC if you aren't in range or line of sight.

Mmmm wizards.  :D