Welcome WhiskyLogic.   Posted by JJJJ.Group: 0
RRRR
 GM, 32 posts
Mon 19 May 2014
at 13:45
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
I have quite a few of the 3 and 3.5 books but mot many FR ones. I've never read very much of most of them and generally stick to the core rule books unless |I need to research a particular topic for a particular game. Sometimes I leaf through them searching for a new spell or magic item or monster, both as a player and DM.
KKKK
 GM, 42 posts
Mon 19 May 2014
at 13:52
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
FR I have the 3.0 Forgotten Realms campaign setting, plus the Player's Guide to Faerun which updated things for 3.5, plus Faiths and Pantheons (oh and Underdark, but I doubt that'll be much use here).

And from memory, nothing on Berta's char sheet that requires anything other than the above plus PHB.  I've also got the Arms and Equipment guide, but didn't use it for the build, so all good.

Looking back over my notes, we built our chars using:

32pt buy
1000XP (=2nd level)
Max HP at 1st level
900GP (level 2 GP from DMG) + 250-300GP jewellery/masterwork "heirloom" item

Any or all of which might be horribly offensive to WhiskyLogic ! <grins>
WhiskyLogic
 player, 7 posts
Tue 20 May 2014
at 09:51
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
My standard is 32pts for any PC/non-mook NPC.

No problems with 2nd level, especially since it gives me an excuse to drop you somewhere. Its another go-to of mine actually when i'm working with ppl who already have character ideas.

HP is always a debate. max first, always. After that I'm usually in favor of half-HD; or half-HD with half-HD+1 @ lvl 3, 5, & 7. I'm open to rolling if you're open to keeping 'bad' rolls. NPCS are always max first then flat-half HD after that.

Starting GP. I'd want to stick pretty close to DMG and usually do though i favor round numbers. Comfortable with 1k (including any items). Masterwork (/special material/alchemical/special rules) becomes so very viable, especially as a backup, that 1k including items is our tops.
JJJJ
 GM, 75 posts
 Dapper looking
 Bard / Cleric
Tue 20 May 2014
at 10:30
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
D'Oh!  I.ve just realised that you can't see any character sheets.  I grab Wyn's and load it up here when I get a chance.
KKKK
 GM, 43 posts
Tue 20 May 2014
at 13:26
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
Those char sheets had the strange AC rules we puzzled over, but shouldn't be hard to modify back. :>
RRRR
 GM, 33 posts
Tue 20 May 2014
at 13:52
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
Yes, it was a special house rule of the DM's in that other game. It basically said armour didn't make you harder to hit, it made you harder to injure. So heavier armour gave you damage reduction instead of a higher armour class score. Yep, simple enough to convert back to the normal D&D3.5 rules.

I will open another thread specially for our character sheets and allocate it to an appropriate Group so we can control who we allow to see them.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:26, Tue 20 May 2014.

KKKK
 GM, 45 posts
Wed 21 May 2014
at 14:30
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
Just added in Berta's character sheet too, converted back to standard v3.5 rules.  Perfickly happy with half HD rule, and left gear at 900GP limit ... she's already nudging her encumbrance limit for light load - can't afford to buy/carry anything else ! <grins>
WhiskyLogic
 player, 8 posts
Sat 24 May 2014
at 10:47
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
haven't gone anywhere, was just bouncing some storylines around and quick refresher on the realms.

Sidenote, got a RL friend who might join us. Though no clue what class/race he's thinking.
RRRR
 GM, 35 posts
Sun 25 May 2014
at 13:42
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
I look forward to finding out more, both about the future game and the new player.  :o)
KKKK
 GM, 46 posts
Sun 25 May 2014
at 14:42
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
Quick check of Berta's char sheet and ... oh good, no Knowledge (history) or Knowledge (geography) - I can escape any FR homework and share her blissful ignorance !  <grins>
WhiskyLogic
 player, 9 posts
Wed 28 May 2014
at 06:52
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
tl;dr : gonna get something set up and hopefully get us going by this weekend.

Update: people need to quit getting fired at work and listen to me. Overtime is great and all, especially during weeks between spring and summer semester but timing is just awkward. heh

i know i know. 1-2 posts during week and 1-2 weekend is the goal, and i'm first to argue "you can spare 5-10 minutes or you're just making excuses" but its a bit different as the DM, especially during the creation stage (once we're going its easy to use our momentum).

Also, please remember: i'm familiar with DMing, and using pbem, but still sorta new to RPOL (dice roller, char sheets, small mechanical stuff). I tend to title threads "it begins/intro/chapter 0, chapter 1, chapter 2, etc." (usually with some reference to the next chapter starts or as a blatant metagame guide so everyone gets to next chapter and doesn't die), so feel free to help me out and point out mechanical in-consistencies (?) for first couple threads.

gonna bounce some stuff off of friend and get at least an idea up this weekend. I have a bad habit of overthinking these because. . . well the goal is a longer campaign to develop characters and blah blah - even if they sorta play out like an extended one-shot sometimes (see previous note about chapter titles).

This message was last edited by the player at 06:54, Wed 28 May 2014.

JJJJ
 GM, 78 posts
 Dapper looking
 Bard / Cleric
Wed 28 May 2014
at 08:28
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
Excellent.  TBH -  we will be happy  with a single GM post a week.  That is what we normally work to -  with extras if you have time and it feels appropriate.

Remember things will go very slowly.  Don't think too far in too much detail.  You WILL have forgotten it by the time you get there :)  (I never have much more than a very broad skeleton plan when I am run9ng something on  here)

As for dice roles, mechanics and character sheets -  we can handle or own.  GMs are free to roll proper dice at home (or fudge them as they see fit)
KKKK
 GM, 47 posts
Wed 28 May 2014
at 14:28
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
Oh yes ... we get stages where we're all on together and might get a couple of extra posts in, but generally expect things to run slow.  And we all know what it's like setting up for a new campaign.  :>

John !  You mean you make it up as you go along !  For shame !  That's MY plan - you get your own ! <grrrins>
RRRR
 GM, 36 posts
Wed 28 May 2014
at 14:57
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
Slow and steady, that's the way we do things here. My own game here lasted 12 years and the characters reached level 12 by the end of it. I had a basic idea of the end goal when I started out but the details really did evolve as it went along. ;o)
KKKK
 GM, 48 posts
Thu 29 May 2014
at 14:02
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
The characters, of course had no idea of the end goal !  We just kept having all these amazing adventures.  You wouldn't read about it ... might find a gnome to put on a song and dance about it, though, if we don't catch him first !
JJJJ
 GM, 79 posts
 Dapper looking
 Bard / Cleric
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 07:44
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
I know a gnome who might just do that ....  Well, he was a halfling actually who dresses up as a gnome occasionally.
RRRR
 GM, 37 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 10:15
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
Um, that's not another member of the Family I haven't heard about yet, is it? Half-gnome / half-ling?
JJJJ
 GM, 80 posts
 Dapper looking
 Bard / Cleric
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 10:46
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
Ironically - the character is played by a member of my RL family.  Every year I host a three day 'dungeon' to celebrate my wife's birthday.  Last year my son was playing a male halfling, who tried to disguise himself as a female gnome and then started chatting up the LN(e) town guards to get information.  Fortunately for him, the dice were nice and they got a 'WTF' type reaction when they realised what was going on, rather than a 'Kill Him' type reaction.

This year's dungeon is a follow on from last year - with the same characters, but two level higher.  I understand he is going to take a couple of levels of Alchemist ...

The thought of Ian playing a chaotic halfling rogue/alchemist is actually quite scary ....
RRRR
 GM, 38 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 12:49
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
My son is a bit like that too. I've had him playing D&D since primary school and now I DM a game with him as the only player running the whole party on his own. It works quite well, actually - I've never seen another party that cooperates so well with each other. He has a party of dwarves, all from the same clan including a father and son. His dwarven cleric is a favourite of his, especially when he uses summon monster to summon celestial bison - holy cows! Now, that's scary. ;o)
JJJJ
 GM, 81 posts
 Dapper looking
 Bard / Cleric
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 13:27
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
*grin* - Ian and I live far enough apart that we don't play together regularly -  but he has been playing since he was about 4 (he used to take the monster manuals to bed as night-time reading!)  I heard him run his first game (I was ear wigging outside a tent)  when he was about six.  He plays a mean chaotic halfling (even when it is supposed to be a Paladin!)

Some of the most fun we had was playing Never Winter Nights as a family.  We had three machines set up in the same room and we (Ari, Ian and I) played on the same persistent server.  We had the  best party co-ordination going  :)  We too, set up an all Dwarven party, and extended it to a Dwarven Guild (By this time we were developers for the site as well) and ran All Dwarven raiding parties across the server.  We took any Dwarf - from level one to level 40 and just Dwarf Stomped anything in sight.

That was impressive, it finished up looking like a wave of dwarves breaking over anything that appeared in front of us.
KKKK
 GM, 49 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 14:17
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My characters are my children and I love them dearly. ;>

All Dwarf parties have a certain popularity (I've played in one myself).  Mark my words, there'll be a Disney movie out soon !
JJJJ
 GM, 82 posts
 Dapper looking
 Bard / Cleric
Fri 27 Jun 2014
at 08:55
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And another one bites the dust ......
KKKK
 GM, 50 posts
Sat 5 Jul 2014
at 06:40
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
Perhaps we're scaring 'em off ? ;>

Plan C ... find a likely advert and first one in tells the GM he's got 2 mad-keen friends ?
JJJJ
 GM, 83 posts
 Dapper looking
 Bard / Cleric
Sat 5 Jul 2014
at 08:11
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
I still have a couple of offers in reserve, which I can dig out whae I get home.  We are still in the middle oc Cornawll with net accces via a phone which makes it difficult to do too much.  Off to Cardiff tomorrow for a few more days camping (and the Drr Who exhibition)  Back home at the end of the week,
KKKK
 GM, 51 posts
Sat 5 Jul 2014
at 13:50
Re: Welcome WhiskyLogic
Watch out for the Time Rift !  Though get Captain Jack's autograph for me if you see him ... ;>