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DM
 GM, 2158 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 20:00
Re: Updates and thoughts
There is a new Group 4 thread for our newest recruit - if nothing else you can get to know each other and practice your RP before we get too stuck in ...


You can assume to have stocked up in Restov before you travel - or you can get SOME things in Tusk when you get there.
Marceline
 player, 1 post
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 20:48
Re: Updates and thoughts
Hello everyone! Pharasman Inquisitor Marceline here for all of your inquisitorial needs!
DM
 GM, 2159 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 20:49
Re: Updates and thoughts
I intend to move everyone to Tusk sometime over the weekend -  when I will have time to write the various threads we need to take us into the next phase of the game.

Some of you will remember I spoke of a busy time at work -  This is the eye at the centre of the storm.  We worked  long (and stressful) hours to prepare the site, but  now  we are in a 'freeze' state and nothing much can happen -  until next Monday  when all hell lets loose again for a couple of weeks ..

Bear with me ....
Zelona
 player, 1 post
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 21:22
Re: Updates and thoughts
Hello all! I will be your druid (weather domain bond)... I was going to be a half-elf, but I see that 2 of the other new players are also half-elf so I might retreat to human.

I saw a question earlier by one of the other new players about equipment. I'm also wondering about that. Zelona is not a combat forward druid, but I was debating buying a dragonhide breastplate to start the game for those times and situations where she KNOWS combat is coming, and then wearing just standard leather around most of the time. Is that worth it? Is there a lot of combat? I'd love for her to survive to the point where she gets Wildshape and natural spell, but until then... let me know your thoughts!
DM
 GM, 2160 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 21:25
Re: Updates and thoughts
At this point - if you can afford it, you can have it.  Starting at L2 you have 1000gp to spend :)
Cass Mordane
 Player, 222 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 21:27
Re: Updates and thoughts
Welcome, newcomers. This game is fantastic and the DM is amazing. Or is that the other way around? It is about world building*, character building, and adventure to tie it all together.

Settle into a character that suits you to the fullest and begin working toward that character's goals. You'll find staunch companions to help you and to share a few laughs.

I am Cass Mordane. Half-elven bard and sword scion. So far I have been able to build a tavern that will eventually become a lavish inn. I also stepped in to fulfill my civic duty by attempting to be mayor of Tusk Town. No spitting on other citizens, please.

For the future I plan to specialize in the hospitality field during the building aspects, and to live some hearty tales to share with others later.

Again, welcome. First ale in Tusk Town is on me.

______

* Or kingdom building, at least. I think that was in the name somewhere.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:40, Tue 26 June 2018.

Marceline
 player, 2 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 21:56
Re: Updates and thoughts
I think all us new peoples might be half elves from the looks of it. Half-elf nation?
Cass Mordane
 Player, 223 posts
 Half Elf
 Bard
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 22:00
Re: Updates and thoughts
I think combat is fair for our levels. And I believe those not able to survive so far is due only to...There may have been no true character kills at all. But don't quote me on that.


Cass would enjoy seeing such a nation arise.
Aris'ta
 NPC p, 538 posts
 Brilliantly choreographed
 Excellently executed
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 01:08
Re: Updates and thoughts
if you ever need an extra hand with the newbies... I'm free *grins*
Rose
 player, 1 post
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 02:27
Re: Updates and thoughts
Hi everyone! Looking forward to playing with all of you. Sorry about the delay, my work has been chaotic but I'll be able to post more consistently now.

Rose is going to be a half-elf wizard. I considered changing to human as well but figured I'd lean into it at this point.
~ Alanna
 NPC e, 16 posts
 Marik's Assistant
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 02:44
Re: Updates and thoughts
Yay, more half-elves. Now we can take over get along great with everyone else.
DM
 GM, 2161 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 04:24
Re: Updates and thoughts
Cass Mordane:
There may have been no true character kills at all. But don't quote me on that.


There has been one fatality among the PCs.

It is part of my philosophy that I will give you a chance  :)  I don't do 'save or die'.  There are always ways out of things.  However, if you are are a L3 Character and stupid enough to walk up to a Troll and stab at it with a dagger .......


One of these days I might tell you about the time my wife's character was one-shotted by a tree ....




~ Alanna:
Yay, more half-elves. Now we can take over get along great with everyone else.


But then, Half-Elves (and half-orcs)  make good adventurers and, as people who are different, have a built-in reason for going adventuring built into their racial descriptions.

I might do a racial analysis of the PCs and main NPCs at some point  :)  I suspect that it will be more Human than anything else, followed by half-elves and then half-orcs -  which fits a human dominated are quite well  :)   The one thing that has surprised me - I don't think I have had anyone submit a Dwarven character (as a PC) for this game.

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:32, Wed 27 June 2018.

Marceline
 player, 3 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 04:34
Re: Updates and thoughts
DM:
One of these days I might tell you about the time my wife's character was one-shotted by a tree ....


Oh I wanna hear this!
Zelona
 player, 2 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 07:10
Re: Updates and thoughts
In reply to DM (msg # 745):

I was initially considering a Mountain druid for my concept who would have been dwarven, but that didn't seem to fit the area of Golarion that we're adventuring in right now from what I know of the Stolen Lands area. Or rather, I couldn't conceptualize a reason that a Mountain dedicated druid would be down near the River Lands.

So instead, I'm also leaning into the half-elf thing!
DM
 GM, 2162 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 07:27
Re: Updates and thoughts
That isn't a problem - and I understand your logic  :)
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 605 posts
 Cleric of Abadar
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 13:12
Re: Updates and thoughts
My advice on buying equipment is simple - do it while you can. Shopping opportunities in this game tend to be few and far between, especially for any sort of magic items, including scrolls and potions. A hundred coins in your purse is just extra weight to carry if you can't spend it anywhere.

Yes, there is a reasonable amount of combat but plenty of opportunities for diplomacy to win the day, too.

Half-elves would have a natural advantage in this setting as a lot of the action is out in the wilderness where lowlight vision is a very useful ability outdoors at night. There are less caves and tunnels for dwarves to really feel in their element but we have certainly spent time underground on more than one occasion.

The higher than usual proportion of human characters would mainly be due to the emphasis on characters with links to noble families in this game. (See the Campaign Traits post in the Character Creation thread for more information about that aspect.)
Gehron
 player, 5 posts
 AC:16 HP:22/22 Rage:8/8
 Human Barbarian
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 13:34
Re: Updates and thoughts
Well I was thinking of getting some things from http://archivesofnethys.com/Eq...tegory=Entertainment, as I imagine travelling out in the wilderness and making a new start can get very boring! And passing the night with dice, dominoes and cards, with some gambling to back it up, who doesn't want more life for their character beyond killing monsters? And this is coming from a barbarian!!
Silvius Cozma
 player, 4 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 15:14
Re: Updates and thoughts
If you are worried about entertainment then look nor further then myself. Did I ever tell you the time I killed a Black Dragon flying over head. Let me assure you it was nothing short of a blessing of Desna that allowed it to happen and truth be told the creature almost took out the whole group when it came crashing down on top of us. I lost my favorite horse that day. No, not to the dragon. We escaped the dragon just fine but then he tripped on a gopher hole.
DM
 GM, 2165 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 15:24
Re: Updates and thoughts
I think some of you are going to enjoy my next little NPC based project  :)
Kendric Winters
 player, 12 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 16:14
Re: Updates and thoughts
DM:
After the 'tidy up', I expect to be left with the following PCs and main NPCs.  If I have missed anyone, please let me know


Group Character NameType Role Notes
House leMaistreHenry leMaistreNPC Governor of MidmarchGovernor of Midmarch & Lord of Henryhall 
 Bai KaoNPC Lady of Henryhall Wife/Partner of Henry
 Brother BartEntourage (Henry)Personal Clerk / House priestAdept of Pharasma
 Jack BlackEntourage (Bai)Steward at HenryhallEx-Bandit
 Tib the VarisianEntourage (Henry)Bailiff at HenryhallLongterm Employee (Caravan Guard)
 Beatrix deleMaistreEntourage (Henry)Priestess of Pharasma (Tusk)Cousin to Henry
 RikkaCohort (Henry)Weaponsmith & Treasurer of MidmarchLongterm Employee (Caravan Guard)
     
House Lebeda-OndariCyrusNPC Lord of Ringbridge Husband to Valoria
 ValoriaNPC Lady of Ringbridge Wife to Cyrus
 ZauriaNPCGuard Officer at RingbridgeSister of Valoria
 ZachEntourage (Cyrus)Stable master at RingbridgeEx-Bandit.
 GandredEntourage (Cyrus)Runs Forge-Shrine of Torag (Ringbridge)Dwarf
 WilburEntourage (Valoria)Steward at RingbridgeCousin to Valoria and Zauria
     
V&A ShippingAdovenPC AdventurerEntrepeneur, Sailor  & Merchantco-Leader of V&A Shipping
 Vik d'LodkovaNPCEntrepeneur, Sailor  & Merchantco-Leader of V&A Shipping
 RobertEntourage (Adoven)Overseeing Jetty at RingbridgeDuellist
 LolliEntourage (Vik)Overseeing Jetty at Tusktownex-Bandit.  Longest Serving Entourage
     
Church of IomedaeMariam doZimmer-WolfeaterPC AdventurerCo-Leader of the Monastery at TuskHalf-orc Paladin of Iomedae
 Borric d'CordainNPCCo-Leader of the Monastery at Tusk & Magistrate of MidmarchPaladin of Iomedae
     
Church of AbadarAndalon de LebedaPC AdventurerPriest of Abadar and  Chancellor of TuskCleric of Abadar
 Brother FlorinEntourage (Andalon)Oversees Chapel in Tusk TownAdept of Abadar
     
 Cass MordanePC AdventurerEntrepeneur, Tavern Owner & Mayor of TuskWell turned-out socialiser.
 ElkinEntourage (Cass)Runs Tavern (Symphony of Swans) in RingbridgeHalfling
 JensonSquire (Cass)Traveling assistantPaladin of Erastil
     
 MarikPC AdventurerEntrepreneur & Mine OwnerCrackling with energy.
 AlannaEntourage (Marik)Building Trade setup at SootsclaeHalf-Elf
 PekWikEntourage (Marik)Trade Liaion at  SootsclaeKobold
     
 PiprePC AdventurerEntrepreneur & Brothel OwnerSocial, explosive & wears revealing clothing
 SerenityEntouage (Pipre)Brothel managerQuiet and Mysterious
 Big JobEntourage (Pipre)Brothel SecurityHalf Orc
     
 Percy Arndell PC Adventurer Gentleman Poet
     
  El'indre M'TaroPC Adventurer Wife to Quinn
 Quinn M'TaroPC Adventurer Husband to El'indre
 Fiddler AshfootPC Adventurer  
 Kendric WintersPC Adventurer  
 Quentin RagoonPC Adventurer  
 Safiya VallaniPC Adventurer  
     
 Rook SandersonNPCGuardian of ElkwallCleric of Erastil
 Aris'taNPCCommander, Hunter's Rest.Elf
 LexNPCMaster Leather worker  in TuskEx Bandit.
 Ron SwansovNPCMaster Wood Worker in TuskAdept of Torag
 TansyNPCInn Keeper (Tansy's Bar) in Tusk 
 ZorahNPCHorse Rancher at Outpost.Druid
 OlegNPCOwner of OlegsTrader


Will this information be included in one of the notices instead of being buried in the OOC thread?
Pardon the massive quote ;)
DM
 GM, 2166 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 16:17
Re: Updates and thoughts
Something like it will, when you new guys (and my new NPCs) are all sorted out :)
Kendric Winters
 player, 13 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 16:23
Re: Updates and thoughts
Nice to see Pipre and Percy. I thought those names were familiar from the original group of characters from the very beginning :)
~waves~
DM
 GM, 2167 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 16:30
Re: Updates and thoughts
Now you have outed yourself (p.s. you need to say hello to Andalon too)  you ought to tell them who you were :)

Kendric's player had to leave the game some time ago, but came back when he was able  :)
Kendric Winters
 player, 14 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 16:38
Re: Updates and thoughts
Oh. Hello Andalon!

Borric d'Cordain was my original character. Anything that he's done was the GM's doing, not mine ;)
Glad to see how this game as progressed in my absence.
Kendric Winters
 player, 15 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 16:41
Re: Updates and thoughts
In reply to Kendric Winters (msg # 753):

Think GM should add Lt Lincoln to the list. I'm thinking that he'll be a notable NPC.