Quiet Whisper
 member, 3 posts
Tue 19 Feb 2019
at 08:17
Request for Adult D&D 5e Solo Game as a Warlock
Hello Dungeon Masters of RPoL!

I've been tweaking this post over the last few days, hence why it is long and occasionally tangential. I see RPoL as a chance to play the kinds of games I can't in real life due to various reasons including getting a DM to dedicate a private game just for you like it looks is at least somewhat common here.

The core idea is a half orc/half elf (mechanically Half Elf Urchin Warlock) who grew up an orphan on the streets and wanted to be a wizard. However, she couldn't get into the academy, whether due to lack of funds, being an orc blooded applicant to a predominantly elven school, both, or another reason. Depending on the pact there are a few different ways she became a warlock, whether breaking into the wizard school and reading a book she shouldn't have or the patron seeking her out as a malleable agent, or something else entirely!

Searching for inspiration I found the following picture, which I admit isn't what I initially imagined, but I love it! It is also what she looks like post-pact when she has Prestidigitation to clean herself up, although the jewelry is cheap.
https://www.deviantart.com/pun.../art/margo-641692838

Being a warlock I would like her patron to play a role in the game, directly or indirectly, as opposed to so many games where the patron is all but ignored. I haven't actually settled on an idea for a patron, and would like to discuss and decide that with the DM as we also figure out the world in which she lives. I will say I am partial to the idea of a Great Old One themed Hexblade, but Undying with Vecna as a patron also has its allure ;) I would likely go Tome over Chain or Weapon, no matter the patron.

The game itself I anticipate to be focused around achieving some larger personal goal, in search of power. It could be joining and moving up the ranks of the Thieves Guild, whether for its own power or to use its resources against the wizard academy that spurned her, or any other organisation or faction that exists. Thinking about it, I would like a game focused on a single city or area. Not that she wouldn’t leave from time to time, but it would only be because something internal requires it. That being said, at the opposite end of that spectrum, the game could revolve around her travelling the world/continent in search of ancient artifacts of power or other such on behalf of her patron.

I'm not too fussy on the setting: Faerun, Greyhawk, Nentir Vale, homebrew or simply bare bones setting with places added as we need them. Given the picture, somewhere tropical or an island would be fun, at least to start. I've been having a lot of fun DMing in Waterdeep with Dragonheist and Dungeon of the Mad Mage, so would happily play Dragonheist solo, either straight or with a lot of distractions and as the frame the game hangs on.

I would like to start at level 3 with some kind of faster progression as my investigation of rpol finds comments about it being slow to gain levels/XP in most games.

I can post almost every day and like descriptive posting, I don't want a game where we trade sentences, as some seem to be. I've been playing D&D since 3rd edition, so am old hat (not saying how old!) and DM 5e regularly to have a firm grasp of the rules.

I would like this to be an adult game, more for the possibility of sexual content than graphic violence. However I don't plan this being a sex game, but more around romance and/or seduction depending how things go.

This message was last edited by the user at 03:03, Tue 16 Aug.

truemane
 member, 2132 posts
 Firing magic missles at
 the darkness!
Wed 20 Feb 2019
at 16:40
Request for Adult D&D 5e Solo Game as a Warlock
Hey there! I was just thinking I have room for maybe one more small game in my roster. A solo game would be perfect. I have a lot of experience with (and really enjoy) running solo games. I also have a lot of experience with (and really enjoy) running games with sexual content as well.

And I like the idea of playing the Patron in-game, of the Patron being a strong influence on the story.

What "kind" of game are you looking to play? Do you like your sword-and-sorcery more gritty or more fantasical? Would you enjoy a lot of combat/leveling/loot? Or are you more into interpersonal stuff and non-fight-y ways to advance?

Are you looking to be challenged or do you more enjoy walking around being awesome, kicking butts and taking names?

(and I know the answer to all the above is always "a mix of everything!" but I'm just trying to get a sense of what kinds of games you like to play, and so whether we'd be able to tell a good story together)

(and, before making a firm commitment, we'd need to also have a talk about what kinds of sexytimes we prefer, to see if we match up that way as well, but that's probably best done elsewhere)

Drop me an rMail if you like and we can talk about it. :)

This message was last edited by the user at 22:56, Wed 20 Feb 2019.

Quiet Whisper
 member, 12 posts
Tue 16 Aug 2022
at 05:18
Request for Adult D&D 5e Solo Game as a Warlock
So after playing Cult of the Lamb like most seem to be I got the desire to play a warlock and then remembered I had this old request sitting here. As closer for the reply I did get back then, after a few back and forths over rmail, truemane realised they were too busy and the game didn't go ahead. To answer their questions here that I didn't already re-edit into my first post:

What "kind" of game are you looking to play? Do you like your sword-and-sorcery more gritty or more fantasical? Would you enjoy a lot of combat/leveling/loot? Or are you more into interpersonal stuff and non-fight-y ways to advance?
I prefer more realistic over bright and shiny fantasy. Maybe not HBO-level grit, but people aren't perfect and magic doesn't just fix everything.
I suspect stealth and subterfuge would be her weapons of choice, doing her best to avoid open combat.

Are you looking to be challenged or do you more enjoy walking around being awesome, kicking butts and taking names?
I'd say drifting back and forth between the two; being awesome and powerful up until there's something/someone who isn't a pushover and I need to refocus my efforts. Or could say I'm happy being the big fish in a little pond and then we change ponds and I have to figure out how to grow there.



An idea I came up with during the brief workshopping was inspired by Dragon Heist and the Cassalanters that a lesser noble tried their hand at devil summoning and lost control. After killing the noble, the fiend found a much more interesting agent - the homeless girl hiding sleeping in their stable for warmth. From there she moves into the small manor but eventually realises she has to maintain the illusion that the noble is alive (Mask of Many Faces to the rescue!) and getting used to living in an actual house. From there could be the ideas I've already put up or more targeted work put forth by her patron.

But from the game that renewed my interest perhaps she ends up the warlock of a bound devil (maybe even Levistus himself but probably easier with another devil as gives us more freedom) and works to bring down whoever or whatever has bound him while getting stronger herself.

As mentioned happy to run all things against the backdrop of Dragonheist to give a solid framework if you'd like to have something to fall back on when needed :)

rmail me if you're interested!