OOC - Game Discussion.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
DM
 GM, 4 posts
Wed 11 Mar 2015
at 17:11
Re: OOC - Game Discussion
Well real life just gets in the way sometimes.  Unfortunately she was one of the players who was really keeping the game rolling along smoothly.  I'm pretty busy today but I have tomorrow and Friday off so you and I can work on setting up a character for you in the other game.  Sound good, Sizara?

As far as setting, well, I've pretty much been running that other game as a steampunk/fantasy/mild-horror/mild-humor game so it sounds like it'll be just right for you.  Do you have a character name in mind so I can add you and let you kind of catch up on the story so far?
Sizara
 player, 2 posts
Wed 11 Mar 2015
at 17:24
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That sounds good to me. Let's go with Helena Blackmoore for a name. Got a few ideas to work with, depending on your rulings, that we can work out there.
DM
 GM, 5 posts
Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 10:59
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I figure I should let you guys know, I'm still considering running this alternative game.  I'm just worried about burning myself out.  I've already got my one game plus two others I play in but they're all slow-to-medium paced games.  If you guys think you could keep up a rate of 4+ posts per week I might be convinced to start up a game just for the two of you.

What do you think?
Sizara
 player, 3 posts
Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 11:44
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I think I could pull that off (barring any emergencies), how about you, Arbentur? I know things are a little hectic right now for ya, but should be calming a little shortly.
Arbentur
 player, 3 posts
Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 13:58
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I should be able to hit that in the evenings even with Session going on, and then next month should be able to hit up day posts a lot easier (and thus increase the number of posts I make).

That said, definitely don't burn yourself out.  Both Sizara and myself have been on Rpol for a bit and if you feel like you need a break/pause/put on hold stuff just let us know and I think I can speak for both of us that we'll be more than good with it. :)
DM
 GM, 6 posts
Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 19:21
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Alright, well what sort of game do you think you guys might like?  I'm all for using the same setting as we've got in the other game.  It wouldn't be super difficult to set up a whole new game world either.

I'll be honest, I've kind of been itching to play a western-themed campaign.  We could very easily make it steampunk-ish.  Imagine like a PF version of that cheesy Wild Wild West movie. :P
Sizara
 player, 4 posts
Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 19:31
Re: OOC - Game Discussion
I'm flexible. I know that doesn't help. :P

I'm up for another tale in the same world, if we did something western, would it be with all the races? Milling ideas in my head.

What do you think Arbentur?
DM
 GM, 7 posts
Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 19:44
Re: OOC - Game Discussion
Well typically you have to have a desert for a western setting.  There's only a few of those, primarily in the Far Kingdom, so you have a potentially large number of races to choose from.  There would be less humans and elves, a few more gnomes on average, but by far it'd be a mix of various goblin, orcish, and beast-like races.
Arbentur
 player, 4 posts
Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 19:58
Re: OOC - Game Discussion
I like the I gotta admit I really love this world that you have made and seeing different parts of it, like in the Far Kingdom to see where Asterion came from, would be really cool.

Especially under the context of seeing snippets of other parts of the world with the previous characters I've played and the plots that were uncovered.  You might see them as failures since they ended my good DM but for me it's almost like hopping from major character to major character in a world spanning epic.
Sizara
 player, 5 posts
Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 20:19
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What kinds of creatures are in the desert areas? I have an idea.
DM
 GM, 8 posts
Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 20:28
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Orcs and pretty much any part-animal humanoids.  I said goblin races before but I remembered that those are actually native to the Dair region.

I do, of course, reserve the right to approve or deny any given race.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:29, Tue 07 Apr 2015.

Sizara
 player, 6 posts
Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 20:40
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Well of course. ^_^

I was contemplating a western inquisitor, milling a few races in my head. What are definite no's?
DM
 GM, 9 posts
Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 22:32
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Inquisitor looks fine though we may need to go through the spell list to make sure everything fits with my setting.  As far as races I'm fairly permissible.  I'll look through them when I'm not on a mobile device but if you just want to pick your top 2 or 3 choices I could probably give a quick yes or no.
Sizara
 player, 7 posts
Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 22:39
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Thinking tiefling first choice (maybe variant physical traits?), vishkanya, then fetchling, or catfolk in last place. I would say dhampir tied for second but they would fry in the desert.

I enjoy doing something different. ^_^
DM
 GM, 10 posts
Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 23:30
Re: OOC - Game Discussion
Tieflings would be alright.  There's not really a good way to fit creatures that have celestial or devilish aspects into my setting aside from, "Well, at some point one of your ancestors was a this or that and ta-da suddenly you're different from other members of your race."  It's also likely that a tiefling character wouldn't be half-human half-fiend but rather half-whatever half-fiend so you'd kind of have to pick between what traits and stats you want from the non-fiend half and what traits you want from the fiend half.  Of course it's entirely plausible a tiefling with human blood would be shunned out of most places in the human and elven kingdoms so they would seek out a place where being different wasn't such an issue.

If tiefling's your first choice then I'm totally fine with it.

Vishkanya on the other hand seem super interesting and would fit VERY well into my game world.

I envision them hailing from mountain range around Mt. Jewelsound.  They'd likely be more nomadic, much like catfolk really, keeping their families close and settling down for a few years at a time before moving on.  Outside the Far Kingdom they might be seen as having draconic blood but in reality it's more like they're part viper.  They dislike dwarves and gnomes in general, much like all Far Kingdom races, but are not openly hostile unless provoked.

For fetchlings I'd say there are similar issues to making a tiefling character.  I'm not really big on the idea of a bunch of different planes where all sorts of creatures share some aspect in common.  I'm much more about the idea of all creatures living in the same world carving out their own little niche.  The only exception to that might be celestials which would live on the same plane as the deity they serve with each deity having their own plane.  I suppose that could mean there's also demons or devils that have their own places as well.  There's a few other exceptions which I'm going to hold off on describing for now because they may come into play at some point in the other game, but you get the idea.

Catfolk would be fine.  I've had catfolk PCs in-game before.
DM
 GM, 11 posts
Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 23:31
Re: OOC - Game Discussion
Also I uploaded the game map from the other game to this one so you don't have to click back to that one to check out the places I refer to.
Sizara
 player, 8 posts
Wed 8 Apr 2015
at 00:03
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Hmm... I'm liking vishkanya more with time.

Would you allow blackpowder inquisition? It replaces a domain power at first level... fits well with the western feel.
DM
 GM, 12 posts
Wed 8 Apr 2015
at 00:14
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Yeah black powder inquisitor looks fine to me.
DM
 GM, 13 posts
Wed 8 Apr 2015
at 11:01
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Asterion, any character ideas that appeal to you?

If you guys want to start character creation now all the information is in the House Rules thread in the other game.  I'm considering starting at level 5 for this one.
Arbentur
 player, 5 posts
Wed 8 Apr 2015
at 15:11
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I'm of mixed feeling.

Part of me would like to bring back Ihvon, especially if you bump it up to 5th which could nicely represent his previous experiences and adventures and he's wandered far and wide from where we last saw him.  We know he was going to be looking into old things and traveling to the far corners of the world in search of it would fit.  He'd be a fish out of water in a western town of course but he could survive.

The other half is tempted to do a Orc Scarred Witch Doctor.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:01, Wed 08 Apr 2015.

DM
 GM, 14 posts
Wed 8 Apr 2015
at 19:03
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It's entirely up to you.  I'm fine with you bringing back Ihvon.  We could even continue that storyline with the titans and all that. :P
Arbentur
 player, 6 posts
Wed 8 Apr 2015
at 19:04
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I'd like that storyline to still be in the background of the wild west setting.  That would be a lot of fun :)
DM
 GM, 15 posts
Wed 8 Apr 2015
at 19:06
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Certainly, although if we followed it far enough you guys would eventually leave the 'western' sort of area behind.  I'm sure by then I'll have scratched my itch, though. :P
Sizara
 player, 9 posts
Wed 8 Apr 2015
at 19:08
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Agreed! ^_^

If we were at lvl 5, what would starting gold be?
Arbentur
 player, 7 posts
Wed 8 Apr 2015
at 19:12
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There are always plenty of things to distract us long enough in the western lands to stay as long as you want.  Cause while the whole Titan's bit is world shattering there are likely just as important things happening everywhere.

If you have his sheet saved somewhere to simply update to the possible level change/money change that would be easy.  Otherwise I can re-create him easily enough.  I remember key aspects of what he was as well as his animal companion.