Char Creation.   Posted by DM Extraordinaire.Group: 0
Ataraxia
 player, 11 posts
Thu 8 Apr 2021
at 09:18
Re: Char Creation
I just assigned maximum Strength and Size because, well, why not, plus stompy stompy girlzilla rawr, as previously mentioned. So that makes her exceptionally huge, even for a dragon.

I don't know what kind of damage bonus she should have with STR+SIZ of 210. I'm just guessing +4d12. There's not much differencen between +3d12, +4d12, and +5d12; they're all enough to squish pretty much anybody in one stomp.

Similarly, I'll be guessing on hit points. Again, not a huge load of difference between "a ton" and "an entire boatload."

There were probably a few "unfortunate playtime accidents" in her (relative) youth where she was fooling around and stepped on people. Or cows. Or threw them too hard. Or hit a barn with her tail. These incidents were likely the cause of her assuming a (rather large and well-toned) humanoid form most of the time, in one way or another. Guilt, shame, sadness, her human parents explaining what death was... =P
DM Extraordinaire
 GM, 14 posts
Thu 8 Apr 2021
at 10:15
Re: Char Creation
Let he, who has never demolished a small barn with his tail, be the first to throw a stone.
Ataraxia
 player, 12 posts
Thu 8 Apr 2021
at 23:28
Re: Char Creation
Well, mountains and snow are dramatic and awesome, but coasts are practical...

How about a coastal plain near a mountain pass?

Fjords are also awesome.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:47, Fri 09 Apr.

DM Extraordinaire
 GM, 15 posts
Fri 9 Apr 2021
at 10:36
Re: Char Creation
Ataraxia:
Well, mountains and snow are dramatic and awesome, but coasts are practical...

How about a coastal plain near a mountain pass?

Fjords are also awesome.



I think I got it:


Ataraxia
 player, 13 posts
Sat 10 Apr 2021
at 06:28
Re: Char Creation
quote:
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Would you rather her be a few hundreds years old and have been "in charge" for a while, in a more decentralized kingdom where news travels slowly, where she already has a reputation for being the Dragon Princess (whether she's actually a princess or some lower rank of landed noble)

Or would you rather her be much younger, her human parents just passed away, and she now has the responsibility to rule, build, lead, judge, and so forth for the first time?

I can't decide which of the two would be more fun.


My .02$:
Thinking about your previous comments, the second option gives you more chance to create an impact in the world around you. Any impact she has on the world, will be much more immediate and there's a potential for some big moves. You will have more freedom to influence the outcome of events around you and you will have more freedom to go on a jolly to chase that ultimate bit of treasure you covet. Considering dragon hoards, you will be expanding.

The first option gives you more chances to play power games. It's a more subtle game. You are more tied to the land and rather than determining your own destiny with your own claws, you will be defending your position. Again considering dragon hoards, you will be defending.

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:31, Sat 10 Apr.

Ataraxia
 player, 14 posts
Sat 10 Apr 2021
at 08:37
Re: Char Creation
Would you please turn word wrap and variable width for my character sheet on? Thank you! =)
DM Extraordinaire
 GM, 16 posts
Sat 10 Apr 2021
at 13:32
Re: Char Creation
Sorry, I did not realize and I totally screwed your previous post with my reply. I was editing, not quoting. Apologies for that.

Word wrap is on!
Ataraxia
 player, 15 posts
Sat 10 Apr 2021
at 18:52
Re: Char Creation
I wondered what you were talking about, but I see now. Okay then. No worries! You got the gist and preserved the text, so we're good. =)

From your description, I think it's better if she's younger and newly in charge. Who says that 37-year-old dragons can't be megahuge? Nobody, that's who!

I've almost got the math figured out on the skills. I figured out the hp last night.
DM Extraordinaire
 GM, 17 posts
Sat 10 Apr 2021
at 20:18
Re: Char Creation
Ataraxia:
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From your description, I think it's better if she's younger and newly in charge. Who says that 37-year-old dragons can't be megahuge? Nobody, that's who!
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Yeah, those bite stats mean a big mouth... and extra sharp teeth... it also means a swift dead for those puny humans... and if they evade the bite... some neat claw action will soon put an end to that...
Ataraxia
 player, 16 posts
Sat 10 Apr 2021
at 20:44
Re: Char Creation
Hey! She only eats people when they're bad and deserve it! =P

(She really likes bandit attacks for that reason and could be pretty easily persuaded, by someone who isn't a bandit, to let bandits set up shop in the wilderness. It's more opportunities for delicious humans that deserve to get eaten.)
DM Extraordinaire
 GM, 18 posts
Sat 10 Apr 2021
at 20:53
Re: Char Creation
I can see the conversation.

On a dark tavern, in a seedy area of a nameless city...

'I heard a rumour there's a place where someone left a gold hoard...'

'That sounds suspicious...'

'I'll pay you some gold to retrieve it, plus a cut of the loot... you need to be safe, so I will pay extra for you to hire help...'

'Sounds like a plan, let's go...'

Later.

munch...munch...munchhh... *retrieves gold hoard and flies home*

Rinse, repeat.
Ataraxia
 player, 17 posts
Sat 10 Apr 2021
at 21:03
Re: Char Creation
She's not a horrible monster! And she definitely wouldn't come up with that on her own. *innocent whistle*
Ataraxia
 player, 18 posts
Mon 12 Apr 2021
at 08:01
Re: Char Creation
Here character sheet is finally done! Sorry about the wait. I'm really looking forward to playing and hope you're as enthusiastic as I am! =)

Did you check out that webcomic? It's fine if you didn't. If not, I'll just steal one of the main character's appearances...... =P

All I have left to do is fill in the calculated skill numbers, but that's very straightforward and can be done on the fly.

Also, a question: do "adventurers" (which I suppose to mean "important people") in this game world get a +30% to Common Magic? Or is this game world lower-magic than Glorantha? A typical D&D-style setting has quite a bit less magic than Glorantha does, so I ask.

It doesn't effect Ataraxia's starting skill, of course; she's already good enough at Common Magic. I guess I'm asking how, well, common magic is in the game world.
DM Extraordinaire
 GM, 19 posts
Mon 12 Apr 2021
at 09:40
Re: Char Creation
Ataraxia:
Here character sheet is finally done! Sorry about the wait. I'm really looking forward to playing and hope you're as enthusiastic as I am! =)


yeah, almost ready to go. Few bits and bobs to clear. Are you ok with me setting up your starting location and 'realm'? Or do you want to create that? To get this off the road, we may generate the 'realm' as we go? I'll give the braod location and surroundings and then we can take it from there? This is the fastest route and we can start the actual game tomorrow.

Ataraxia:
Did you check out that webcomic? It's fine if you didn't. If not, I'll just steal one of the main character's appearances...... =P


Yup, reading through it. Still getting used to the vertical comic style. It's quite interesting since it's completely at odds with traditional comics style. I had read about it, and understand why it's done , but it's interesting in terms of structure, etc.


Ataraxia:
Also, a question: do "adventurers" (which I suppose to mean "important people") in this game world get a +30% to Common Magic? Or is this game world lower-magic than Glorantha? A typical D&D-style setting has quite a bit less magic than Glorantha does, so I ask.

It doesn't effect Ataraxia's starting skill, of course; she's already good enough at Common Magic. I guess I'm asking how, well, common magic is in the game world.


Putting Glorantha aside, this is where the 1e/2e Forgotten Realms differ from 3.x and forwards. Magic, most of all low level and common magic is far less prevalent. In 5e for ex, anyone can cast spells, in here, barbarians are barbarians, they have a sword (magical or not) and that's that. No cantrips, etc. Maybe a blessing if they have a cleric.

My perception of Glorantha, with everyone able to do some sort of magic, is far more closer to later D&D than here. Think of this as a middle ground between Hyboria and Glorantha. There's magic, it's more common and powerful than in Hyboria, but the number of fireballing people is far less.

This means you are a big thing in this timeframe. Not just in size.

If you have a look in the trove at D&D 1e, there's something called 'Campaign Setting Box Set Original', which was called the 'grey box', which is THE primer on the setting.
Ataraxia
 player, 19 posts
Mon 12 Apr 2021
at 19:35
Re: Char Creation
Oh dear, I forgot the rolls for the realm.

I'm fine with starting with broad details and filling in as we go. I like exploring almost as much as I like building, which I like almost as much as being pretty and awesome. =D

I should pick out appearances for Ataraxia's dragon and human forms. I will send them to you on Discord tonight. I might also want to stat up her human form, since she'll have different stats and use weapons.

quote:
This means you are a big thing in this timeframe. Not just in size.


I love being special! =D

I'd really like for Ataraxia to learn lots of magic and then be able to teach it to others. That'd be nifty. So many things to collect and build.

And so many people to eat!
DM Extraordinaire
 GM, 20 posts
Mon 12 Apr 2021
at 19:39
Re: Char Creation
Ataraxia:
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And so many people to eat!


And you said 'And she definitely wouldn't come up with that on her own.'

hmmmpf.
Ataraxia
 player, 20 posts
Mon 12 Apr 2021
at 20:21
Re: Char Creation
I mean, she does kinda wanna. People are so tasty! But she knows she needs to have a good reason. She's just not conniving enough (yet) to come up with a scheme to lure people into a situation where she can justify eating them to her subjects.
DM Extraordinaire
 GM, 29 posts
Tue 13 Apr 2021
at 11:10
Re: Char Creation
There's a new thread with some generic background info of the area. There's also a game map, feel free to use it to plot your realm and holdings, etc.
DM Extraordinaire
 GM, 31 posts
Tue 13 Apr 2021
at 13:46
Re: Char Creation
Spring is in the air, and so is the first OC thread titled, quite originally if I may say so, 'Spring'.
DM Extraordinaire
 GM, 38 posts
Sun 18 Apr 2021
at 13:37
Re: Char Creation
Ataraxia:
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I should pick out appearances for Ataraxia's dragon and human forms. I will send them to you on Discord tonight.
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Did you ever send these? I cannot see anything on the discord feed.
Ataraxia
 player, 27 posts
Mon 19 Apr 2021
at 06:37
Re: Char Creation
I don't know what I mean! I definitely didn't forget to upload them.

<.<

>.>


You should be able to see them now.
DM Extraordinaire
 GM, 40 posts
Mon 19 Apr 2021
at 10:25
Re: Char Creation
Yup, I can also see the red theme... :-)
Ataraxia
 player, 29 posts
Mon 19 Apr 2021
at 20:10
Re: Char Creation
Do you like them?
DM Extraordinaire
 GM, 41 posts
Tue 20 Apr 2021
at 11:33
Re: Char Creation
Yeah, particularly like the pensive dragon.
Ataraxia
 player, 31 posts
Tue 20 Apr 2021
at 18:38
Re: Char Creation
Great! ^_^