Session 0.   Posted by Psynister.Group: 0
The Sting Raie
 player, 4 posts
Tue 4 May 2021
at 06:04
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Princess....what kind of bard you looking at becoming?
The Con Artist
 player, 3 posts
Tue 4 May 2021
at 22:44
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I think I'll go with the Barbarian route, just have a bit of a different take on it.
Psynister
 GM, 21 posts
 Dungeon Master
Tue 4 May 2021
at 22:48
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This is what we're looking at so far. For those who are undecided, I bolded the one that seems to be the direction you're leaning, but you're free to do whatever you want.

NameDecided?Class
AlchYesWild Magic Sorcerer
PrincesYesBard
ConYesBarbarian
RothYesRanger (ranged)
RaeiYesCleric

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:03, Wed 05 May.

Psynister
 GM, 22 posts
 Dungeon Master
Tue 4 May 2021
at 22:52
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For backgrounds, I know that Princess is planning to be an Entertainer and Alch is planning to be a Hermit (such a hermit). How about the rest of you?

If you're doing character sheets in D&D Beyond, please use the link in the Character Creation thread to tie them to the campaign so that I have access to them. If you're not using D&D Beyond, go ahead and use the character sheets here.
The Sting Raie
 player, 5 posts
Wed 5 May 2021
at 01:02
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Iíll be going the cleric route I think. Iíll have a sheet over ASAP
Psynister
 GM, 23 posts
 Dungeon Master
Fri 7 May 2021
at 04:55
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We're getting closer to being ready to start. If you've not yet finished up your character sheet, try to get that done and then let me know.

If we can get all the sheets done in the next day or so, we'll get started either Sunday or Monday.
Akyra Clethtinthiallor
 player, 6 posts
Fri 7 May 2021
at 05:33
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Iím done and ready
BonThot
 player, 8 posts
Fri 7 May 2021
at 14:11
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I am good to go.
Pavel Marsk
 player, 8 posts
Fri 7 May 2021
at 20:38
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My sheet's done.
BonThot
 player, 9 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 00:35
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I did some tweaking and I'm no longer going be be a wild magic sorcerer. I will instead be the Aberrant Mind Sorcerer. I think it provides a bit more panache on the whole than wild magic. I don't think it'll make much of a difference, at least not until we get to 4th lvl. FWIW.
Akyra Clethtinthiallor
 player, 7 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 00:57
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Iíve got a wild magic sorcerer....fun when you have to roll the wild magic surge. Makes things interesting
BonThot
 player, 10 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 01:03
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That was almost the deal breaker. I liked that concept of random generation but in the end I had more interest in the aberrant. That's not to say I won't try Wild Magic another time.

Cheers!
Akyra Clethtinthiallor
 player, 8 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 02:13
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In one conflict I was facing several enemies with the group and after a chromatic orb attack  my wild magic kicked in. I was hoping something wild, but a great roll turned me invisible until the next attack

Was perfect as an archer was aiming for me and when I disappeared, missed me.
Psynister
 GM, 24 posts
 Dungeon Master
Sat 8 May 2021
at 02:29
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I think wild magic is too often overlooked, so I go the opposite route to make up for it and have you roll every time you cast a spell. It adds more chaos to the game, but also makes you think more about whether or not you want to risk casting a spell. The only time I've played one myself, the DM had me surge on my first casting and I rolled the Fireball in your own space and rolled high 30s damage which would have killed everyone in the group but the rogue. He let me reroll, and I got something stupid that did nothing. I guess it was better than stopping the session to have everyone reroll new characters, but it was one of those moments that was both epic and an epic fail at the same time. I got killed by a goblin about an hour later, and we agreed that was a sign that I was meant to die, so I rerolled a Ranger.
Akyra Clethtinthiallor
 player, 9 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 05:07
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Shame....my sorcorer I kinda ham up the chaotic nature of his magic. When he casts he feels the magic bubbling up, his eyes look like blue lightning. So much fun.
BonThot
 player, 11 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 14:49
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Good stuff. What inspired me to play the aberrant was that I felt it offered more opportunities to make a difference in the game. For me, it isn't about treasure or gold - not that I don't like treasure or gold -  it's about concluding the adventure with as few casualties as possible. I'm  a vet, so I think in terms of the mission and using that experience in the hope that I make good decisions that effect the outcome of the whatever goals we've set for ourselves.

In introducing myself, my name is Mike. I've been playing DnD for more than 40 years. My first adventure was "In Search of the Unknown." That was the first Basic set. I've played every edition since then, although I didn't play a lot of 2nd or 4th.

I still play 3.5 with a face to face group that I've been part of for more than a decade. I also run two 1st edition campaigns on RPol. As I get older, all the rulesets start to blend, and I find myself getting confused as to what game I'm currently playing! LOL!

I hope that we all enjoy playing this game, and that we have as successful campaign.

Cheers!
The Con Artist
 player, 4 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 16:48
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Well, I've got the basics enough to get things moving, although there are things still missing (calculating scores for skills selected, picking all of the equipment, etc.) But since I don't suspect we'll be in the thick of it right away, I think we'll be okay.

As I stated in the looking for GM thread, I've been in a few 5E games but nothing seems to last past two or three weeks, so I am effectively new to this version, though I've played plenty of previous editions (mostly 3.5)

I figured I would follow my own suggestion and go against type, and with that, my Barbarian is an Elf. She belongs to a nomadic tribe that resides deep in her native forest, that adheres to "The Old Ways". They do not believe that elves are not meant for a sedentary life; to protect the wilds from corruption and evil, one must be firmly among it.

How and why she's with any of you, I'm still working out.
Akyra Clethtinthiallor
 player, 10 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 23:22
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I've been playing D&D since my teens....thats over 20 years now. I've played almost exclusively 3.5, but the last few years have been 5.0 (after some inspiration from critical role).

When making for a character, I look for a well rounded team. What I line is to make each character unique.

Akyra is a dragonborn of unusual heritage and her faith helps boost her strength. Think a typical war priest and that is her
Psynister
 GM, 25 posts
 Dungeon Master
Sun 9 May 2021
at 23:10
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I'm in the process of sending out some hooks to get everyone started off with a reason for meeting. You'll be in the city of Neverwinter, so if there are additional things you want to buy or starting gear that you don't need and want to sell, you'll have a chance to do that before you head off on the first adventure as well.

I'm going to go ahead and open up with an ageless classic - you're all together in a tavern!

You'll all get your own private message with specific details for why you're here, but one way or another it's going to tie back to a mutual acquaintance in the form of a dwarven fellow named Gundren Rockseeker.
Psynister
 GM, 30 posts
 Dungeon Master
Mon 10 May 2021
at 04:45
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Since I know the two original people who asked that a game be started have had trouble with games staying open, I'll go ahead and share a little bit of my experience as well.

My name is Jason, and I'm from Texas. I've been playing D&D for 30 years, and I've been playing on RPoL for somewhere around 20. I didn't think I'd stick with it because of how slow things were, so I didn't even pay attention to when I started. I've easily played in over 100 games here over the years, and the vast majority of those simply died at some point rather than reaching any kind of conclusion. I think I've only taken a break from the site twice in those 20 years. So rest assure that I'm not going anywhere. This game will be here for until you all get tired of me and quit, or we kill all the things and hang up our swords on hooks made from dragon claws.

I can't really tell you what my first adventure was because for about the first 3 years it was 100% made up garbage from my brain. My mom bought me a PHB from a garage sale for $0.50 because there was a wizard on the cover. She had no idea what it was or what was in it, she just thought I'd like the wizard. I remember the first game I ran with one player, he was basically Conan in the gladiator pits I threw monsters at him until he was the champion. We didn't have dice, didn't know what they were or where to get them. I didn't have a DMG or a Monster Manual or anything of the sort, so I made all of it up.



The first time I ever got to be a player in a game that was really being ran, it was similarly made up on the fly. I was a solo Gnome Wizard named Ares, which I renamed partway through the session to Davidius Johanus so I could be David the Gnome. I was a level 1 wizard, and I found a Ring of Shooting Stars and a Necklace of Fireballs in the first two rooms of my first dungeon. I was inspired the instant I read the descriptions for those magic items, and I've been obsessed with making custom magic items ever since.

I remember the first boxed adventure I played through, but I don't remember what it was called. They wanted you to jump right into playing so you didn't make your character before the session, you just picked a name, gender, and race. Everything else you came up with as you went through the dungeon, escaping from prison, going through salt mines, freeing prisoners, finding a werewolf in a silver prison. It was good times. I even ran myself through there solo like 8 times because it was so cool. I had an 8th grade assignment to write a story, so I played through and wrote the story out including dialogue between my characters and turned that in. My teacher told me I "have a rare gift" and encouraged me to be a writer. It was like 80% plagiarism, but I didn't tell him that.
BonThot
 player, 17 posts
Mon 10 May 2021
at 14:19
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That's awesome. LOL!
Psynister
 GM, 33 posts
 Dungeon Master
Tue 11 May 2021
at 02:26
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Something we haven't discussed is an expected rate for posting. What post rate can you personally commit to?
Pavel Marsk
 player, 10 posts
Tue 11 May 2021
at 03:18
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I can try 5 times per week, barring unforeseen circumstances. Most will be late-night posts.
BonThot
 player, 19 posts
Tue 11 May 2021
at 03:39
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I am pretty flexible - you know that already I assume. I'll be consistent.
Akyra Clethtinthiallor
 player, 17 posts
Tue 11 May 2021
at 10:41
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Usually I can post every day...at worst once every two days