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Jallopy
 GM, 6 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 14:38
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In reply to Keton Stonehammer (msg # 12):

No worries
Jallopy
 GM, 7 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 14:45
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Before I post there's one last thing I forgot to ask, how familiar are you all with Keep on the Borderlands?
Kilvar Barrelchin
 player, 3 posts
 Hill Dwarf
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 14:51
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Wait. So do we get the starting equipment from the class and background, plus the gold? Or just the background and gold?

And I'm not familiar with it at all. Do we need to have some familiarity with it?

This message was last edited by the player at 14:51, Thu 19 July 2018.

Drance
 player, 3 posts
 Halfling Rogue
 Let's get Famous
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 15:14
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That's a good question. I assumed that the 3d20 replaces the starting gold for character class. We do need to know about that, it seems like gear is going to matter
Jallopy
 GM, 8 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 15:39
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It does replace the starting class gold (Like for rogues, it's 5d4 x 10 I think. You do 3d20 instead), but you get everything else (class and background equipment, background gold). Sorry, I was a bit unclear.
Kilvar Barrelchin
 player, 4 posts
 Hill Dwarf
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 16:16
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Okay. I've updated my sheet, then, and feel I'm all set.
Jallopy
 GM, 9 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 16:21
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In reply to Kilvar Barrelchin (msg # 16):

As far as knowing 5e, all you really need to understand are the limits of what your characters might be able do (basically just roleplay within reason, but also helping me keep track of what you're carrying) and just enough about your spells and abilities to be able to know to use them.

For example, a wizard should know whether or not he possesses a spell called Slow Fall, and know its basic effect (slows falling), but all the other fine details including rolling and initiative and whatnot I will take care of.

I will put notes on bottom of your character sheets with any modifications you should know about, if any.
Syndrael Ordel
 player, 3 posts
 High Elf Fighter
 HP: 12[12] AC:17 PP:11
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 16:54
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Heya everyone, I'm back and a bit different. After talking over a few character ideas with the DM as well as some of my sillier notions about how a classic party like this really needs to have a elf in it. I decided to switch my character from a Human Fighter who was going to follow the path of the Champion to that of a High Elf Fighter who is going to follow the path of the Eldritch Knight. I'm going to be a bit of a slower burn fighter now but I really enjoy combining front line combat with magic and hopefully I'll be able to be useful to everyone once were in the dungeon.

Overall her background hasn't changed all that much, its just gotten a bit more simplified. As a much younger elf she was a professional soldier in a region of this wonderful magical world we find ourselves in that got sucked into a very long and very bloody period of wars, foreign invasions, rebellions, and monstrous creature migrations. Syndrael served with honour until the a peace of complete and utter exhaustion finally fell over the ravaged land, after so long at war she found it hard to settle down among her own people once again. So desiring to use the skills that she had perfected without surrendering the freedom that she prized, she began a wandering mercenary and adventurer. Always willing to sell her sword or her spells for a chance at some gold, some loot, or some adventure.

A bit simpler but I think that's much more in line with that this kind of roleplay requires and I'm definitely going to enjoy testing Syndrael in a mega dungeon like this. Anyway I've gotten my character sheet done for the most part and I can't wait to get started.

A quick question, can I get a general idea of what everyone's characters are kinda aimed at or are going to be good at?

And any items you all recommend picking up?

This message was last edited by the player at 16:56, Thu 19 July 2018.

Kilvar Barrelchin
 player, 5 posts
 Hill Dwarf
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 17:15
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Kilvar is a monk. He's only got a dagger, but it's for more utility than a weapon. His fists will be his main weapon. Oh, and he's got plenty of alcohol.
Kilvar Barrelchin
 player, 6 posts
 Hill Dwarf
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 17:23
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Jallopy, for the variant encumbrance you listed, do backpacks alter that at all?
Jallopy
 GM, 11 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 17:34
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I don't think so, we might have to play around with the rules as this is my first time trying this, but as for right now, your backpack is just how you store a large portion of your items. Maybe you can have a max of 20 points of weight on a standard backpack before it bursts or something, but that's it.
Drance
 player, 4 posts
 Halfling Rogue
 Let's get Famous
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 23:40
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And hey, Mr Entertainer here may need help with carrying things because I'm not big and strong like some of you
Jallopy
 GM, 13 posts
Fri 20 Jul 2018
at 20:11
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We'll stick to standard weight while I try to redesign this variant strength. Actual weight seems a bit cumbersome, but as it stands right now, a lot of the group is encumbered lol my bad.

In other news, the first post is up under Day 1 - Intro. I tried not to drown you in background, but sometimes a little water-boarding is unavoidable.
Keton Stonehammer
 player, 3 posts
Mon 23 Jul 2018
at 00:10
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Ok so back from my weekend away. I should get my character finished up in the next day or tow. Looking forward to getting started and having some fun.
Syndrael Ordel
 player, 4 posts
 High Elf Fighter
 HP: 12[12] AC:17 PP:11
Mon 23 Jul 2018
at 10:19
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No worries DM, it was a good intro. I'm sorry I haven't posted yet, I'll try to have one up sometime today.
Kilvar Barrelchin
 player, 7 posts
 Hill Dwarf
Mon 23 Jul 2018
at 12:58
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Jallopy, are we all already together? Are we well acquainted with one another or have we just/recently met?
Jallopy
 GM, 14 posts
Mon 23 Jul 2018
at 14:41
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You would have all just recently met. I'd say you met a few days ago in the nearby town of Ramhock where you received the job from Rizilyn, then travelled for a short while together to the gates of Keep Lockpin to the northeast.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:42, Mon 23 July 2018.

Jallopy
 GM, 15 posts
Mon 23 Jul 2018
at 14:45
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Keton suggested a variant strength system that seems like it'd work well, so I'll post it in here.

Keton Stonehammer:
Had a thought on how to calculate the strength score for carrying capacity. If you keep the weights as you had stated (1pt per 5 mundane items, 1 point for normal equipment, and 2 points for heavy items) and use double your strength score as the weight allowance then it should work out.

Example:
So for me I have a strength score of 15. That would mean I can carry 30 points worth of stuff. Basic equipment to start should put me at around 15 points or so. (rough estimate as I haven't finished that part yet.)  leaving me 15 points for what I find during the adventure.

 Granted a bag of holding would alter the amount of good ones could pack away. But that's only if we find one. This system also limits just how far we are able to explore due to weight limits. Granted expendable items will make for more room as we go deeper. And given part size is we should be able to handle a decent bit of stuff if we all play nice and figure out who carries what and when.

Keton Stonehammer
 player, 4 posts
 HP11/11--AC:18
 Weight: 12/30
Mon 23 Jul 2018
at 23:19
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Think I got everything done on my character.
Syndrael Ordel
 player, 6 posts
 High Elf Fighter
 HP: 12[12] AC:17 PP:11
Tue 24 Jul 2018
at 12:56
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Sorry for the wall of text everyone, I was playing in a Lord of the Rings roleplay game all last weekend which has kinda affected my roleplaying a little bit. :3

Hope you all enjoy my post?
Kilvar Barrelchin
 player, 10 posts
 Hill Dwarf
Mon 6 Aug 2018
at 01:59
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What happened? We lose everyone?
Syndrael Ordel
 player, 7 posts
 High Elf Fighter
 HP: 12[12] AC:17 PP:11
Tue 7 Aug 2018
at 04:59
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I'm still here, its just this game went completely silent and I assumed it had gone dead for one reason or another. I'll try posting up either sometime soon and see if that gets things flowing again with everyone else.
Keton Stonehammer
 player, 6 posts
 HP11/11--AC:18
 Weight: 12/30
Tue 7 Aug 2018
at 13:30
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I'm around. Just was waiting to see posts from others as there isnt a lot for my character to respond to at the moment.
Kilvar Barrelchin
 player, 11 posts
 Hill Dwarf
Tue 7 Aug 2018
at 13:34
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I had the same thought Syndrael. And even though just the three of us could continue on, I fear we may have lost the GM as they, too, have been silent exceptionally long.
Syndrael Ordel
 player, 8 posts
 High Elf Fighter
 HP: 12[12] AC:17 PP:11
Thu 9 Aug 2018
at 10:37
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Yeah, I'm starting to think that same thing Kilvar. I'm going to hold off on my next post until we hear back from the DM.