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Arkansan

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« on: January 28, 2016, 02:05:34 PM »
King Alfred the second has hatched a plan. His kingdom is littered with malcontents, sell swords, and aggressively sanctimonious priests. His northern most province has been all but abandoned for nearly two generations, lost to bandits, barbarians, goblins, and gods know what else. The king intends to kill two birds with one stone. A notice has been sent throughout the land, all able bodied men of stout heart are offered reward and the possibility of landed title if they lend their arms to the reclaiming of the north. All criminals can be forgiven if they promise to head north and prove their loyalty to the realm.

The farthest town north is Grants Keep, a shell of a respectable hold. All are called there to find their fortune and lend their hand in cleansing the land.

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I intend this to be a mostly by the book OD&D game using just the three basic booklets.

* 3d6 in order character generation, let the dice fall where they may
* No fudging of rolls on my end, it just is what is, I expect a good few deaths.
* Drop in, drop out. I envision this as an open game, there is no overarching plot, stuff just happens. Players may come and go as they please and we could end up with multiple parties I suppose.

Basically that is my vision for the game. I've got the outline of things in my head, if some interest is shown I could be ready to begin play a couple of days. I'd like to get at least two or three players to start but it's an open book from there.

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2016, 05:22:21 PM »
How often do you want people to post?

I'd be interested! Are you rolling up our PCs for us or other method?

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 12:20:11 AM »
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How often do you want people to post?

I'd be interested! Are you rolling up our PCs for us or other method?


At least once a week. Post during the week and I'll give results during the weekend. However I'm able to respond most every day but when I've done ad hoc postings we've always ended up waiting on players, so I'm open to suggestions on this issue.

As to rolling up PCs I'll do it. Unless you just really want to.

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2016, 04:51:59 PM »
Sounds good. I can work with that. Now let's get some more folks!

You may want to post over on Dragonsfoot as well.

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2016, 05:43:18 PM »
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Sounds good. I can work with that. Now let's get some more folks!

You may want to post over on Dragonsfoot as well.


Hadn't thought of posting over there, I'll give it a try. Are they cool with me rounding up players for a game on another board?

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 03:29:54 AM »
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I intend this to be a mostly by the book OD&D game using just the three basic booklets.

* 3d6 in order character generation, let the dice fall where they may
* No fudging of rolls on my end, it just is what is, I expect a good few deaths.
* Drop in, drop out. I envision this as an open game, there is no overarching plot, stuff just happens. Players may come and go as they please and we could end up with multiple parties I suppose.


I'm in.

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2016, 11:37:30 AM »
Cool, welcome aboard.

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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2016, 03:06:21 PM »
Count me in too.

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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2016, 03:27:41 PM »
Cool, looks like we have three so far which is enough to warrant getting started.

Is everyone cool with me rolling for their ability scores or would you prefer to do it yourself?

If we could get characters made up in the next day then we could start playing by Weekday at the latest.

Any preference on posting? Do we want designated posting days or just sort of ad hoc? Both have their ups and downs. In the past I've done just sort of ad hoc posting but that sort of tends to leave folks waiting. However designated posting days can of course be a schedule problem for some.

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2016, 03:31:40 PM »
You can roll my scores, certainly. Lest I get carried away and give myself all 18's... I assume you're also going to be rolling HPs and gold?

Also, I can post pretty much whenever, although I tend to have fewer opportunities to do so over the weekend.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2016, 03:34:53 PM by mindcontrolsquid »

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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2016, 07:35:04 PM »
You have my sword. Or axe. Or bow. Or whatever.

i.e. Sign Me Up Please.
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2016, 12:47:18 AM »
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You can roll my scores, certainly. Lest I get carried away and give myself all 18's... I assume you're also going to be rolling HPs and gold?

Also, I can post pretty much whenever, although I tend to have fewer opportunities to do so over the weekend.


Cool. I will get your scores posted tonight. At first level I give max HP, the game is unforgiving enough as it is. Ok so I will put you down as not having a preference on posting schedule, I don't have as many opportunities on weekend either so that works for me.

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You have my sword. Or axe. Or bow. Or whatever.

i.e. Sign Me Up Please.


Cool. I will get your scores posted this evening. Have a preference on posting schedule? Ad hoc or specified days?

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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2016, 01:04:07 AM »
Please roll scores and gold for me, ref.

(S, I, W, C, D, Ch, gp)?

edit: No particular preference on posting schedule; game pace can be a challenge for PbPs, particularly with few players involved, so maybe aim to be a bit up tempo at first?
« Last Edit: February 02, 2016, 01:06:42 AM by wrymspear »

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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2016, 04:02:57 AM »
Yay! Can I be a Grants Keep merchant?

I want to make and sell tempered wood for weaponry. Small practice, I need a basin for steaming water to bend wood into shape, apprentice regularly supplyng fuel, whetstones, and carving tools. I'll commission the PCs for supply runs or dish in-town gossip when things hit a lull.

As the others go find their fortune I wanna poke around Grants Keep, instigating your NPC generation. When adventurers return the local world in motion is kept stoked by my agitation. I may even fence a little if their goods are worthwhile.
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("Gold Rush!" "Can I sell the shovels and pans?")

You can roll stats for me, and assign most of my funds to business needs. Maybe some cash reserved for a melee and ranged weapon, and decent clothes for Mass on Sunday, but otherwise I trust your shopping. :)
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2016, 04:12:25 AM »
Woot! Looking forward to the dice tossing!