Sardis
 member, 729 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Tue 20 Apr 2021
at 20:25
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt (**revised**)
My brother and I are looking for a GM.

The game idea is to have a 'Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defence' type organization placed in a modern fantasy setting (vs medieval fantasy) populated by mostly humanoids (humans, elves, dwarves, halflings, etc) with very few monsters/non-core races.  This could be a futuristic Forgotten Realms, where monsters populations have severely dropped, or something homebrewed.

The players would be 'non-humanoid' (though possibly monstrous humanoids?) beings gathered to fight those monsters causing a threat to the humanoid communities across the land.

I'm looking to play a Kyton (Chain Devil) and being the 'Hellboy' of this game. Looking for other Enhanced Talents Taskforce team members and a GM to run it.  My brother has not chosen a race for his character (he is open to discussion with the GM on this).

I'd like characters to use a 36-40 point point buy.

I'd also like each member of the team to have been provided a 'blessing' (not unlike the one gained from the 'chosen of Mystra' blessing https://forgottenrealms.fandom...iki/Chosen_of_Mystra) but it would simply provide each character a +2 to a stat of their choice, 2 bonus feats, and any humanoid viewing them would know that they are members of the Bureau and thus would respect their authority...well, except for those who already don't respect authority that is. (Gestalt being permitted with LA)

GM could create either an episodic type game or a campaign with an over arching storyline.  The game would be a combination of combat, diplomacy, character development, investigation/mystery, exploration/tracking, and anything else you want to throw in.  Also a mix of humor but with times for being serious.

This message was last edited by the user at 13:46, Wed 13 Oct.

Sardis
 member, 731 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Wed 4 Aug 2021
at 22:05
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt
Bump :)
Aleph Null
 member, 48 posts
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Wed 4 Aug 2021
at 23:23
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt
I...could be interested as a player
razorbackyak
 member, 14 posts
Thu 5 Aug 2021
at 21:36
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt
Interesting in playing as well.
Zergmiser
 member, 1 post
Fri 6 Aug 2021
at 11:26
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt
I would be interested in playing perhaps an Abe Sapien like character if a DM could be found. I guess the team composition wouldn't have to be exactly the same as the movies/comics though.

This message was last edited by the user at 11:55, Fri 06 Aug.

Sardis
 member, 732 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Fri 6 Aug 2021
at 12:59
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt
not all characters would need to be like those from the movies/comics.  Just looking for something 'like' the movie...that will allow me to play a kyton.
GrizzlyBear91
 member, 598 posts
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Fri 6 Aug 2021
at 18:24
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt
I'd play in this if it ever happened.

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Sardis
 member, 733 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Sun 15 Aug 2021
at 01:43
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt
Bump :)
Sardis
 member, 734 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Mon 23 Aug 2021
at 11:33
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt
Am still hopeful that a GM can be found.  Would a lower starting level be more desireable?
Sardis
 member, 735 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Mon 30 Aug 2021
at 18:31
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt
Bump
Sardis
 member, 736 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Wed 13 Oct 2021
at 11:59
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt
Bump.  If the Hellboy-esque present day concept is the deterrent,  I'm am open to a change of story line for this character.

A) a Villain-based reverse dungeon type game where the bad guys are the story line with the good guys trying to thwart their efforts.

B) a gladiator arena concept where some calamity befalls the nation and a ragtag bunch of gladiator convicts are assembled to save the nation and in doing so, be awarded their freedom.

C) open to suggestions.
jess_car_fix
 member, 108 posts
Thu 14 Oct 2021
at 01:25
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt

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Sardis
 member, 737 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Thu 14 Oct 2021
at 02:16
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt
I appreciate the offer...but:

1)  your list of source material usable for race is as follows:
quote:
starting races

You may select any base race that is contained in...

players handbook
ebberon campaign setting
forgotten realms campaign setting
expanded psionics
The game request was to play a Chain Devil (Kyton) which, at 6th level, would require the use of Savage Species.

2) the black box gestalt side does not interest me.

And

3) the addition of 35 feats at 6th level (especially including epic feats) is far beyond what I'm looking for.

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DVUS
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Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 04:23
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt (**revised**)
In reply to Sardis (msg # 1):

I gotta say, I'm very intrigued by your game proposal. I love modern, urban fantasy and I really enjoyed the Hellboy movies. I think this game would be a lot of fun.

I have never run a game with gestalt characters, but it sounds like an interesting challenge. I'm also not sure how often I'd be able to post, though it would be at least once a week.

I don't have any problem with your proposed character creation setup, but I would like to limit source books to the core rule books, plus one sourcebook chosen by each player. That would give us a small library to use in the game, but wouldn't be overwhelming.

Thoughts?
kark2
 member, 280 posts
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 09:22
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt (**revised**)
Would you allow SRD+another book?
DVUS
 member, 50 posts
 Wereshark
 Bonehorror
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 13:44
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt (**revised**)
kark2:
Would you allow SRD+another book?


Yes, I think that's reasonable.
Sardis
 member, 738 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 15:20
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt (**revised**)
That would work...as long as the savage species progression isn't considered a source (but rather an addendum to the Monster Manual) as I plan to use feats from Fiendish Codex II.

Also, is the proposed "blessing" acceptable as it technically isn't derived from a source book?
DVUS
 member, 51 posts
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 Bonehorror
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 15:37
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt (**revised**)
In reply to Sardis (msg # 17):

Yeah, having Savage Species as part of the core sounds good, since that's "core" to the game pitch.

And the blessing is fine. I'm imagining that it's part of some ritual the organization has to put the monstrous members through to assure the more humanoid culture and leaders that they can be trusted, etc.
Sardis
 member, 739 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 15:54
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt (**revised**)
If all that is good, I'm on board :)

Was hoping for a potentially more frequent posting rate, but I can work with it if that's what it needs to be.
DVUS
 member, 52 posts
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 Bonehorror
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 15:59
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt (**revised**)
In reply to Sardis (msg # 19):

I will try and post more often, but I get pretty busy during the week and don't want to commit to something that I may not be able to keep.

I'll get the game created and we can start chatting about concepts there.
DVUS
 member, 53 posts
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 Bonehorror
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 16:37
Hellboy-esque DnD 3.5 - 6th level Gestalt (**revised**)
Ok, the game is created. Let's see if this link works.