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Murloc_Hugger
05/26/2007 5:54 PM

Ok, first of all, [i]I have never DMd a successful game before.[/i] So I'm going to need a lot of input as to the plot and style. Second of all, I'm going to have to limit this to four players(other than me). The last time I let 16 people join, the thread died of exhaustion. And lastly,

*NO Metagaming
*NO Godmodding
*NO Powergaming
*NO Controling other people's characters
*NO Horribly bad spelling and grammar
*NO 1337ness

Character Sheet Format:

Name
Sex
Race
Class
Appearance(this includes weapons, armor, and other equipment)
Personality
History

I'll start the actual RPing after I get enough input about where to start.

Ne_Drac
05/27/2007 1:37 PM

Hmmmmm. Could be fun. I'm down. Any specifics on to the who what where when why of this little adventure? Would be helpful especially when picking which character I would use. Also any races or classes you would prefer we dont use?

Murloc_Hugger
05/27/2007 1:52 PM


Any specifics on to the who what where when why of this little adventure?


Didn't I just say that I'd need help with that?

As for race and class, I don't really like to limit that too much. As long as it's not too overpowered(no playing dragons or storm giants), too complicated(no multiclass fighter/rogue/sorcerer/clerics without a good reason), or an evil character, it'll be fine. BUT, you could play, for example, a NON-evil orc, goblin, or kobold.

Ne_Drac
05/27/2007 2:23 PM

oops. must have missed that somehow. well if u need help i'd be willing to lend a hand. i got some ideas already on the shelf so lemme know what u would like in general and maybe we can has something out. cool cool.

I will start making a character and have some posted up later

nanuk
05/27/2007 2:26 PM

As I said, if I have the time (AND if I can get rid of this damn toothache now, grr) I may be able to join.


Also- Ne_Drac- what the heck's going on with your spelling, lol? A spectacular post in FR and then text spelling here? Sugar rush? ;)

Ne_Drac
05/27/2007 4:06 PM

*reads previous post*

Oh geez. Hmmmm. Damn gremlins must be in my computer again or something. Yikes.

Julius
05/27/2007 6:58 PM

I'll join in, but to tell you the truth, I don't really know much about D&D. I can role play well enough, but I'll probably have to be led through the basics.

Murloc_Hugger
05/27/2007 10:05 PM


I'll join in, but to tell you the truth, I don't really know much about D&D. I can role play well enough, but I'll probably have to be led through the basics.


It's ok, I'll help you. (Note: for those of you who play D&D already, feel free to ignore these next two paragraphs, as they are a bit lengthy)

For the basic races from the Player's Handbook, there are Humans, Dwarves, Elves, Half-Elves, Gnomes, Halflings(basically equivalent to hobbits if you're familiar with Lord of the Rings), and Half-Orcs. For the basic races from the Monster Manual, there are Orcs, Goblins, and Kobolds(short reptilian humanoids, possibly related to dragons, depending on the setting). Since you don't know much about D&D, you probably shouldn't play any of the more unusual races.

Classes basically define what your character can do. Since you're new, you should probably just play a Fighter(basic combat class), Rogue(if you want a stealthy character), Wizard(magic-user), or Cleric(a magic user that gets magic from whatever deity they serve, focuses more on support magic, such as healing, and has better combat ability).

If you can grasp all that, you should be fine.

nanuk
05/28/2007 1:27 AM


If you can grasp all that, you should be fine.


And if you want [i]more[/i] information, lol, Wiki's a wealth.


I RPed one of the D&D settings (Forgotten Realms) when I started RPing with absolutely no knowledge of it whatsoever. I went with the basics, like Murloc handily gave you, and then if I had any specific questions just asked for clarification.

Darthwedge
05/28/2007 6:02 AM

I think I will join, even though i have never played D&D before. I get what your saying but Wikipedia the almighty shall inform me on a greater level. :)

Darthwedge
05/28/2007 6:39 AM

Hope this works

Name: Rethler Jaston

Sex: Male

Race: Human

Class: Fighter

Appearance: Wears a chain mail shirt under his normal clothes. Normal Clothes are leather boots, light weight pants and shirt, relies mainly on speed and defense, he has a Katana and a Wakazashi sword. Also has a Composite bow and a quiver when 25 arrows.

Personality: Has a "Take no Crap" attitude. Out of combat he is very impatient and has a quick temper, usually helped by sarcasm. In battle he is very calm and patient and fights a defensive battle untill his opponent runs out of endurance or makes a wrong move. Then he will strike with everything in his arsenal. Has a great amount of endurance, strength, and vitality.

History: His Father tought him everything he knows about combat. His father was a knight and skilled horseman. This is where Rethler learned about horsemanship and swordsmanship. When his father was killed in a war, Rethler was supposed to take up the position of knight, but in an attempt to become a better fighter, he left the empire where he lived all his life and went to a place in a mountain to practice combat. He returned with newfound knowledge about fighting and stealth, but he returns as an exile.

Please tell me if I have anything wrong here. I modled this guy after a Mongolian Warrior but if you dont like it, ill change it. Also can you please tell us more about the story line?

[Edited by Darthwedge on Monday, May 28, 2007 6:40 AM]

Deliria
05/28/2007 12:54 PM

Name: Kyla Maelstrom

Sex: Female

Race: Human

Class: Wizard

Appearance: About 5 ft, slender, hair color-blonde with black streaks, blue eyes. Very attractive, usually dressed in tight, form fitting black clothes and black leather boot. Always carries a dagger tucked on the inside of her left boot that has a garnet piece formed into the hilt. Wears a silver chain around her neck with a garnet charm that matches the dagger's.

Personality: Usually a very upbeat, optimistic individual, until something goes awry. Has a very sarcastic streak and a big mouth that usually gets her into more trouble than necessary as she never thinks before she speaks. Prides herself on her ability to manipulate others to get whatever she wants. Often has silent temper tantrums when she doesn't get her way. Her motto "Take everything, and give nothing in return."

History: Learned most of her battle skills from her father, but was spoiled because she was an only child. Her family was never wealthy, but were cunning and conniving enough to get what they needed. Often times, her father stole from his neighbors, but only as much as he needed, and as little that they'd never realize it. Her father taught her basic magic as he was a wizard himself, but decided that Kyla was old enough to be on her own and booted her out of the house, so she could learn to fend for herself and hopefully improve all aspects of her personality and her abilities.

(Sorry, couldnt help it...saw D&D and got so excited i decided to post immediately and nearly fell out of my chair! woot woot!)

Murloc_Hugger
05/28/2007 3:26 PM

Sure, you can both join. Just don't post until I start the story.


Also can you please tell us more about the story line?


Didn't I already say that I'd need help with that? Did you even read any of the earlier posts?

Anyway, here's my character:

Name: Deeks

Sex: Male

Race: Kobold (yes, I do like playing kobolds)

Class: Bard

Appearance: Deeks is about 3ft tall and has green eyes and light brown scales. He wears leather armor and a finely crafted cloak. He has a steel shortsword sheathed at his side, and a crossbow slung over his back. He carries an extremely masterfully crafted fiddle.

Personality: Deeks is, in a word, happy. He always looks on the bright side of the situation, makes jokes about everything, and even sings, dances, and plays his fiddle if there's a crowd(that doesn't want to kill him). He mostly adventures just for the fun of it.

History: Deeks was the only child of a powerful kobold noble. While he was given priveleges that most kobolds could never even dream of having, he eventually got tired of sitting around in a cavern all day and ran off to become an adventurer. His father never bothered to recapture him, as his nation was at war with a nearby goblin nation. He has been in several adventuring parties since then, and recently slew the white dragon Arikas.

(Note: For those of you who play D&D, I'm going to assume that these characters are around 10th-12th level, just so we have a general idea of what they can do)

nanuk
05/28/2007 3:34 PM


Didn't I already say that I'd need help with that? Did you even read any of the earlier posts?


Calm down, dear!

How's he to know you haven't had any ideas since then?


And much as I love Deekin I don't know if I could bear to be stuck in a roleplay with him, lol- but I'll try to think of a character if I get a chance.

Murloc_Hugger
05/28/2007 3:46 PM


And much as I love Deekin I don't know if I could bear to be stuck in a roleplay with him, lol


I didn't even know that anyone here had even heard of Deekin. I'll try to resist the urge to do the accent, lol.

nanuk
05/28/2007 4:12 PM

Doom doom doom doom...


Lol.
Was so annoyed in the 2nd game when he was only an NPC.

Murloc_Hugger
05/28/2007 4:18 PM


Was so annoyed in the 2nd game when he was only an NPC.


Oh, definately. Although, he DID have some cool stuff for sale.

Kitos_Tallaran
05/28/2007 5:29 PM

Name: Kitos Tallaran (Yes I'm using my username)

Sex: Male

Race: Human

Class: Wizard

Appearance: A towering man of the human race, Kitos has somehow retained brown skin even after years of studying under the shade of a library or tower. His black hair recedes past his eyes which he usally brushes to the side of his face, to show his emerald green eyes. He usally is seen wearing his raggy robe, that makes anyone who touches it immediatley ichy, he also is bothered to carry a staff which he nicknamed 'Beater'.

Personality: Kitos is an intelligent man who likes to keep to himself. Occasionally he cracks in a joke or two, or maybe an insult but does not bother with talking to others about things that are in his definition 'insulting to his intelligence'.

[Edited by Kitos_Tallaran on Monday, May 28, 2007 5:30 PM]

Murloc_Hugger
05/28/2007 6:23 PM


Name: Kitos Tallaran (Yes I'm using my username)


It's ok. I've seen a lot of people use their usernames for their characters since I joined. I can name at least 3 right now. Yes, you can join.

Now, does anyone have any ideas for what style of game they would like?

Darthwedge
05/28/2007 6:32 PM

Maybe like an adventure thing. All of our characters are part of a band of heroes or someting like that and we are stopping an invasion? Or we can always do the "Looking for the super weapon" plot. All of our characters want a super duper deluxe ALL POWERFUL WEAPON and we meet along the way. If you like one of these tell me, what were you thinking?

Kitos_Tallaran
05/28/2007 6:41 PM

How about we're each strangers, until we are asked by a strange looking man to meet him in a mysterious house. Where we are hired by a Thieves Guild to collect a piece of mysterious treasure that is both priceless and magical. The Thieves Guild assembles us, tells we would all be paid an equal share if we all help find it.

It's just an idea, (a very unoriginal I might add), we could go off it and then continue a greater endeavour for our characters.

Darthwedge
05/28/2007 6:50 PM

I like Kitos's idea best.

Murloc_Hugger
05/28/2007 6:54 PM


How about we're each strangers, until we are asked by a strange looking man to meet him in a mysterious house. Where we are hired by a Thieves Guild to collect a piece of mysterious treasure that is both priceless and magical. The Thieves Guild assembles us, tells we would all be paid an equal share if we all help find it.


Hey, that's actually a pretty good idea. And it gives me another pretty good idea for what the "treasure" will be. Once we get one more player, I'll start the game.

nanuk
05/29/2007 1:26 AM

Kitos' idea is fine except Murloc specifically requested no character be evil, so you have to avoid that stereotype if dealing with thieves, and also- why would the Guild not just send their own people?

Not saying not to do it but to make it plausible that question has to be answered.

What with multiclassing they'd have sufficient fighters and magic users, if it's an important treasure what's to make them trust you with it etc.
Now you could, of course, work in that it wasn't quite as straightforward as it seemed and so they'd have a reason not to send their own...

Speaking of which.. there are quite a few magic users posted in the thread (two straight mages I think, as well as a bard), so you either have to allow in the thread that you're not going to be full-on combatants, or get some fighters.

Murloc_Hugger
05/29/2007 1:39 AM


Speaking of which.. there are quite a few magic users posted in the thread (two straight mages I think, as well as a bard), so you either have to allow in the thread that you're not going to be full-on combatants, or get some fighters.


Don't we have a fighter already? Well, I guess I could change to a different character. I could always play that paladin that I've been wanting to play lately.


Kitos' idea is fine except Murloc specifically requested no character be evil, so you have to avoid that stereotype if dealing with thieves


Well, we could find out about the guild's less-than-good intentions after the fact and decide not to give the "treasure" to them. They'd probably try to take it, but we could either fight them or run away. And by the way, I said no EVIL characters. I didn't say anything about neutral characters.


why would the Guild not just send their own people?


Don't worry, I have a reason in mind for that. You'll just have to trust me.

nanuk
05/29/2007 7:55 AM


Don't worry, I have a reason in mind for that. You'll just have to trust me.


That's fine- I didn't say what I did to nix the idea, but just to draw attention to the fact that you'd need a rationale.



guild's less-than-good intentions


They're a thieves guild!
Of course their intentions are less than good, lol.
Maybe we'll all just be really gullible ;)




Don't we have a fighter already? Well, I guess I could change to a different character. I could always play that paladin that I've been wanting to play lately.


Again, I didn't say it so that it would be changed- just to draw attention to the fact that it'd have to be worked around.
Magic users are vulnerable when casting during battle so one fighter isn't really enough- that's why I mentioned it.

But necessity breeds ingenuity, so I'm sure we'll come up with something ;)

Darthwedge
05/29/2007 12:21 PM

Yeah we have 4 players. 2 wizards, 1 bard, and 1 fighter (me). If someone came to the fighting side then each spell caster could have a fighter protecter.

Murloc_Hugger
05/29/2007 12:59 PM


They're a thieves guild!
Of course their intentions are less than good, lol.


Well, not necessarily. I don't know if anyone else has ever played Elder Scrolls IV, but the thieves' guild in that game didn't seem so evil to me. It even had rules against things such as killing innocents on the job, not stealing from the poor, etc.

As for the whole fighter thing, it's ok, really. I've been wanting to play a paladin for a while anyway. I'll post a character as soon as I come up with one.

[Edited by Murloc_Hugger on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 1:01 PM]

Darthwedge
05/29/2007 1:47 PM

I played elder scrolls. The thieves guild has a suprisingly honorable code.

Murloc_Hugger
05/30/2007 5:08 PM

Ok, I said I'd change to a paladin, so here's my character:

Name: Matthias

Sex: Male

Race: Aasimar(Human with Celestial blood)

Class: Paladin

Appearance: Matthias wears full plate armor in the classic style of medieval knights, with a white tabard that has a golden star on the front. He has golden hair, piercing yellow eyes, and pale, angelic skin with a slightly golden tint, but his enemies rarely see his face, as he wears a knight's helmet into combat. He wields a sword and a shield with the same symbol as his tabard.

Personality: Matthias is not what many people think when they hear the word "paladin". While some paladins are cold and ruthless in their pursuit of "good", ordering people around as they feel they need to, Matthias is generous, helpful, and kind in general. While no less devout in the service of good than any other paladin, he will let the "bad guy" escape if it means saving the lives of innocents.

History: Matthias' father was also an Aasimar paladin, and his mother was a priestess. Thus, he was trained in the arts of the paladin from an early age. When he reached the age of 16, he was inducted into his father's holy order. After years of service, he left to adventure, and hopefully find a great evil to defeat.

nanuk
05/31/2007 3:35 AM

Not to be anal again but why would a paladin agree to work for the thieves guild?

Maybe you could have it in such a way that either
a. it's not known to the characters that it's the thieves guild or
b. it is, but at least as far as Matthias is concerned there's some greater good he can accomplish by doing this- keeping in mind Paladins are lawful so it's going to have to be a [i]significant[/i] greater good, lol.


I was going to wheel out one of my old paladins for the training grounds thread, so I might have to rethink it, lol.

Mablung_Surion
05/31/2007 4:19 AM

can i join in randomly...

Name: Cyranthir Menelmacar

Sex: Male

Race: Asur (High Elf)

Class: Archmage

Appearance: Cyranthir is pale and frail even for a high elf, despite this he wears robes more regal than you would find in most courts. he carries round with him several items of power, including his staff, sword, a scroll and crown, as to what these do none are sure, except himself. His eyes are a purple colour and his hair a light brown, he stands at 6 foot but because his face is so drawn and his frame so small it is hard to judge his true height from a distance.

Personality: Cyranthir is bitter and jealous to most fighters, jealous because he does not have physical strength, however he has a soft spot for females and once you get beyond his intial bitterness and hatred he is a friend to go to the end of time with.

History: Cyranthir has a brother named Anearion, when they were born as twins it was obvious from the start that cyranthir was the runt, Anearion was strong good looking and overall nice than his brother. However it was soon clear that Cyranthir had a gift in magic not seen for a very long time and thus was taught how to control the flows of magic, since passing as a mage he became more powerful than any mage of his group and was given the war crown and a scroll of power, since that time Cyranthir has travelled amongst humans searching for the great evil that is due to come into this world.

Deliria
05/31/2007 11:26 AM

To make things easier, I can always change my character around a little bit so that way we don't have so many magic users.

The decision is up to you. I really don't mind.

nanuk
05/31/2007 11:52 AM

Well if I jump in I'll go for someone a little more buffed up so that should help balance it.

A storm giant beserker maybe ;)

Murloc_Hugger
05/31/2007 1:39 PM


Maybe you could have it in such a way that either
a. it's not known to the characters that it's the thieves guild


I was thinking something along those lines. Also, my character would probably still be extremely distrustful anyway.


A storm giant beserker maybe ;)


Didn't I specifically say no storm giants? :P

Also, I'm probably going to have to disallow any more characters than what we have now and whatever nanuk decides to post. I think I've got enough ideas, so I'll start the game in a bit.

[Edited by Murloc_Hugger on Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:41 PM]

Deliria
05/31/2007 2:34 PM

Well, I just figured I'd through the option in there, just in case.



I think I've got enough ideas, so I'll start the game in a bit.


Who's excited? I AM! :)

Mablung_Surion
05/31/2007 2:50 PM

Ok cause for me its late... living in the UK.... i'm being a bit slow, has my character been allowed? if it has great! if not see ya around :)

Murloc_Hugger
05/31/2007 2:57 PM


Ok cause for me its late... living in the UK.... i'm being a bit slow, has my character been allowed? if it has great! if not see ya around :)


Yes, you can post.

nanuk
05/31/2007 3:06 PM

Okeeday- let me kno if I need to change any of this:



Name: Ánië Melwasúl

Sex: female

Race: half elf

Class: Ranger

Appearance: Ánië is slender and long-limbed, with long copper-coloured hair, and green eyes set in a face prone to seriousness, and marred only by a small scar bisecting her left eyebrow. She favours sylvan colours- greens and dark browns usually- and wears only light armour: usually no more than a toughened very dark green leather jerkin, on which the faint traces of faded embroidery can just be made out. She carries a yew longbow and quiver strung across her shoulders, and an unadorned hand and a half sword worn slightly forward on her right hip.
She is accompanied by her animal companion, a golden-eyed raven of considerable intelligence named Gaoth ('gway').

Personality: Ánië is usually quite taciturn and composed, but has a dark sense of humour if encouraged. She is prone to forming quick initial impressions of people. but refrains from judgement until confirmed either way. She has seen enough in her life that she tends toward cynicism, particularly in any dealings with new people.

History: Although she initially followed the path of a druid Ánië found she had little patience for spellcasting or hanging back during an encounter, preferring to settle things more directly.
She has spent most of her adult life travelling and exploring the wilds, but has in recent years come more frequently to 'civilisation'.






Ack, sorry for the abruptness/suckiness- I've got a head cold and can't think straight.
I may edit this tomorrow if I can't come up with a reason for a ranger to join the quest- though I have some ideas.

Murloc_Hugger
05/31/2007 3:11 PM


Ack, sorry for the abruptness/suckiness- I've got a head cold and can't think straight.


It's ok, I have trouble coming up with details about my characters too-- especially history. Anyway, you can post.

[Edited by Murloc_Hugger on Thursday, May 31, 2007 3:11 PM]

nanuk
06/01/2007 10:20 AM

O...kay...

If there are going to be 17 (short!) posts like that every morning when I get up I'm not going to be able to play- I won't be able to keep up and am not interested in getting left behind.

I'll give it a go but if it doesn't work I'll just have to cry off.

Darthwedge
06/02/2007 4:40 PM

Umm, i dont want to seem like a control freak here but i say that either Murloc Hugger takes control of Kitos and Mablung's characters or just leave them behind. Why? Well both have only posted a total of 3 posts, 2 kitos, 1 mablung. And i am anxious to get this story rolling and get talking to the robed man and we are still waiting for them to talk to him. At this rate, we will be in the inn for a year. Anyway, just a suggestion.

nanuk
06/02/2007 6:00 PM

I've given up before even starting because there are too many posts but if someone wants to use my character to bring an extra fighter into the party feel free.

Murloc_Hugger
06/02/2007 7:06 PM

Sorry. It's just kind of awkward to RP a conversation on a forum where everyone comes and goes constantly, let alone multiple conversations. Maybe we should all agree on a set time to RP next time.

nanuk
06/02/2007 7:53 PM

Wouldn't work- darn the Atlantic ocean!

It's unfortunate, but I'll keep reading along (won't critique though- I think we all need a break from that ;))!

Deliria
06/02/2007 8:38 PM

Setting a time is fine, but unfortunately for Nanuk, she lives in another country!

Murloc_Hugger
06/02/2007 8:54 PM


Setting a time is fine, but unfortunately for Nanuk, she lives in another country!


Wow. Really? Which one?

Deliria
06/02/2007 9:03 PM

Don't quote me on this, but I think she's in Ireland...though where at I'm not exactly sure. I was there for a week about 5 years ago...it's an AMAZING country...

nanuk
06/03/2007 3:06 AM

I'm in the room, people! :P



.it's an AMAZING country...



Meh, not so much when you live here, lol.
An we don't have rootbeer, teh sobs.

What part were you in?


Was thinking I may transfer the character from here over to the training thread, as it's moving a little more slowly.


Maybe next time you all won't be as enthusiastic and I can slot in ;)

Darthwedge
06/03/2007 5:54 AM

Well I think it could work out between me, Deliria, and Murloc because we are the ones keeping up with this the most. No offense Nanuk ;)

Deliria
06/03/2007 7:57 AM


Meh, not so much when you live here, lol.
An we don't have rootbeer, teh sobs.

What part were you in?


I took the tourist route and was all over the place, but the best part was Dublin on St. Patrick's day.



Well I think it could work out between me, Deliria, and Murloc because we are the ones keeping up with this the most.


I agree! No offense to anyone else, but it is a bummer that we're the only ones in this thing. I have faith in our abilities though!

nanuk
06/03/2007 8:28 AM

Of course there's no offence- I didn't even post, nevermind keep up!

You whippersnappers are too quick for me.

Deliria
06/03/2007 8:35 AM

We have enthusiasm!

Well, that came out a little to cheerleader-esque for my liking...

I'm not doing that again.

Murloc_Hugger
06/03/2007 9:52 AM


Well, that came out a little to cheerleader-esque for my liking...

I'm not doing that again.


Please, by all means don't. It was kind of creepy...

Anyway, I think I'm going to have to not let anyone else in. We're doing fine as it is, and it didn't work out with more people. Deliria and Darthwedge, post away!

Oh, and since everyone that still actually posts has spoken to the old man, I think we should just skip ahead to midnight so we can get the story going. What about you two?

[Edited by Murloc_Hugger on Sunday, June 3, 2007 9:54 AM]

Deliria
06/03/2007 10:15 AM


Please, by all means don't. It was kind of creepy...


I've done worse...


Oh, and since everyone that still actually posts has spoken to the old man, I think we should just skip ahead to midnight so we can get the story going. What about you two?


I agree. I can only keep myself locked in a hallway for so long!

Kitos_Tallaran
06/05/2007 3:54 AM

No offense or anything but really I think you shouldn't rush into things. I usually only make posts once a day and sometimes I'm not on for a few days. Sorry if I'm being slow, I'll try to pick up the pace or I could just leave whatever you prefer .

[Edited by Kitos_Tallaran on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 3:56 AM]

Murloc_Hugger
06/05/2007 1:29 PM


No offense or anything but really I think you shouldn't rush into things.


Well, the last time I didn't "rush into things", the plot went absolutely nowhere. And another time, when [b]nobody[/b] wanted to "rush into things", we didn't even get past the first meeting of the characters.

Deliria
06/05/2007 5:58 PM

Sorry it took me a little while to post...I was having computer troubles.

Curse ye technology!

Deliria
06/10/2007 5:35 PM

Ok guys....once again apologizing for not writing sooner, but my computer had a bit of a bug, and now we're fixed and finally functional! WOOT WOOT!

Murloc_Hugger
06/15/2007 9:58 PM

Personally, I think we should skip ahead to Fort Might. What about everyone else?

Deliria
06/16/2007 4:15 AM

Whatever's beneficial to the story works for me.

Mablung_Surion
06/17/2007 5:48 AM

right cyranthir is abpout to become angry and blow his top, he'll then summon a portal and get thm there through that

Murloc_Hugger
06/17/2007 11:00 PM

Darthwedge, could you please not drag the main story down with your subplot? Believe me, I've had that happen before, and everybody left, leaving the thread to rot.

Darthwedge
06/18/2007 7:48 AM

Ok, I will be quick with my little side story and then ill get back on track.

Darthwedge
06/18/2007 8:15 AM

Im just going to introduce a riaval and an alibi for reth to kill him. Then maybe a quick duel where reth is defeated then continue with you. He might show up again in a climatic battle where "Reth's vengence is complete"

Mablung_Surion
06/18/2007 8:18 AM

maybe what should happen is he meets up with us at the fort, we see this mystery man and a duel starts between the two, it is stopped by either cyranthir or mattias (or dare i say it... a dragon, if so we...) then all run into the fort, your rival goes missing leaving us to explore the forst, we meet hism again later as he wants what we find at the bottom, from there we could play it byt ear

Darthwedge
06/18/2007 8:22 AM

Yeah ok, ill get that post up soon. I have to leave and ill be back later.

Darthwedge
06/19/2007 6:16 PM

Im confuseed, what is the deal with the Wyvern, can you explain please.

Mablung_Surion
06/20/2007 6:23 AM

the wyvern was added as we seeemed tp be breaking up, it was to get us together into the fort, which is run down and abanonded, except there are monsters goblins etc. just drop your nemesis for now, he can come back later, lets just get into the fort for now :)

On another note, sorry murloc i seem to be leading this thread when it should be you for all purposes

[Edited by Mablung_Surion on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 6:25 AM]

Darthwedge
06/20/2007 6:28 AM


just drop your nemesis for now, he can come back later, lets just get into the fort for now :)


Alright. In the next post ill say that he disapeared.

Murloc_Hugger
06/21/2007 1:38 AM

Mablung, could you please stop with the random monsters? We really need to get into the vaults.

Mablung_Surion
06/21/2007 2:00 AM

tell you what murloc, if you can post every once a in a while we would be in the posts, we've had reth going awol, you not posting, i've been trying to play for time, at the moment the only ones in the fort are me and Kyla, i introduced the wyvern to get you into the fort, and the orcs are here so that we wait for us all to get back together

Also as the GM you should lead the story with your character howeve er if you look at most of the posts it has been mine that have led the story on, so come on place your authority and stop having a go that i'm stalling for time

nanuk
06/21/2007 5:55 AM

And the brother appears...



Name: Anearion Melenmacar

Sex: Male

Race: Asur (High Elf)

Class: Ranger

Appearance: strong, athletic and lithe, Anearion is the picture of perfect elven health, elegance and physical prowess. 6'1 and leanly muscular, his skin is tanned almost golden from a life spent outdoors. His eyes are a clear emerald green, and his shaggy mane of silken black hair flows freely about his shoulders. He favours sylvan colours of rich greens and browns, and usually wears only light armour for ease of movement and tracking- finely crafted Elven mithril armour, enchanted so as to be immune to fire, and overlaid with a soft dark jade jerkin, on which faint traces of faded golden embroidery can just be made out. He carries a yew longbow, with delicately worked tracery along the grip, a quiver strung across his shoulders, and his father's hand and a half sword worn slightly forward on his right hip.
He is accompanied by his animal companion, a golden-eyed raven of considerable intelligence named Gaoth ('gway').


Personality: of almost implacable good temper, Anearion is caring and empathetic, with a gentle and winning manner that exudes calm and quickly wins him friends and admirers. That he is almost oblivious to the effect he has on people only adds to his charm. Due to necessity when growing up with his brother he has also learned to be patient. The only trait he appears to share with his twin is an appreciation for the female form.

History: As different as possible from Cyranthir in both temperament and appearance, Anearion is nevertheless devoted to his brother, suffering the frequent stings of his barbed tongue with good grace. Not gifted with magic as was his twin, he instead followed the path of the warrior, his inherent grace and affinity for the wilds leading most naturally to life as a ranger.
He found Gaoth as an abandoned nestling, and rather than letting nature take his course was moved instead to take the young bird and nurse it back to health. The raven, although proven to be spirited and independent, has been his almost constant companion.






let me know if that's okay, and when I can start posting.

It seems to have slowed down a little now so hopefully I'll be able to keep up.

Mablung_Surion
06/21/2007 6:00 AM

I'd like to ok it, so if murloc doesn't say otherwise i'll allow delira and DW to vote as well, hopefully we can meet Cyranthir's brother :)

Darthwedge
06/21/2007 6:02 AM

Sure, we could use another person. But an archer? Gah, just another long range person for me to protect ;).

nanuk
06/21/2007 7:09 AM

Where does it say archer, dude? :P
He has a bow AND a sword.

Darthwedge
06/21/2007 7:11 AM

Ranger, archer, same thing. Sorta.

Mablung_Surion
06/21/2007 7:25 AM

you'll find DW that, that ranger will protect you, he's got some mega armour, lighter then leather harder than steel :) also he's an expert swordmaster, complete opposite to Cyranthir :)

nanuk
06/21/2007 8:11 AM


Ranger, archer, same thing. Sorta.



Not at all, silly, unless he [i]specialises[/i] in archery, which this one doesn't.
He just happens to be multitalented :P

Murloc_Hugger
06/21/2007 3:55 PM


tell you what murloc, if you can post every once a in a while we would be in the posts, we've had reth going awol, you not posting, i've been trying to play for time, at the moment the only ones in the fort are me and Kyla, i introduced the wyvern to get you into the fort, and the orcs are here so that we wait for us all to get back together


I've been waiting for an opportunity to post, which I havent gotten yet. If you had just waited before posting about the orcs, I would have led us all back to the fort.


I'd like to ok it, so if murloc doesn't say otherwise i'll allow delira and DW to vote as well, hopefully we can meet Cyranthir's brother :)


Sure, we have room for one more player.

Max
06/21/2007 5:48 PM

Sorry to interrupt, guys, but I had to say something:

Nanuk, is this your first male character?

And you settled for the stereotypical wenching and interruption of great sex? For shame!

:P

nanuk
06/21/2007 6:11 PM

It's not my first, but the first in a long time- and I [i]told[/i] you, I don't like playing smelly males. My personal views lead to stereotypes arising.

~Maybe if I do it badly enough you'll whisht and leave me along about trying it again...

Murloc_Hugger
06/21/2007 6:36 PM


It's not my first, but the first in a long time- and I [i]told[/i] you, I don't like playing smelly males. My personal views lead to stereotypes arising.


Well, from what a can tell by your post, those stereotypes are [b][i]EXTREMELY[/i][/b] unrealistic. The belief that a man can't be an intelligent, reasonable thinker is completely incorrect, and I find it somewhat offensive.

nanuk
06/21/2007 6:47 PM

Explain to me- how was the post unrealistic?
It wasn't an orgy, he wasn't simultaneously pleasuring 20 people of assorted gender, he didn't ride off with a girl thrown over the saddle.
In the bios Mablung's also says Cyranthir is an admirer of women- how is it different?
Where did it seem he was unintelligent or unreasonable?

Untwist your knickers and remove the poker from your behind.

Murloc_Hugger
06/21/2007 7:02 PM

No, I was talking about your apparent stereotypes, not the post. I will admit that there are some men who are like that, but what I'm saying is that not all of them are.


In the bios Mablung's also says Cyranthir is an admirer of women- how is it different?
Where did it seem he was unintelligent or unreasonable?


Having sex with some random stranger is [i]completely[/i] different. And how exactly is it [b]ever[/b] reasonable?

nanuk
06/21/2007 7:19 PM

Who said random?.

I'm sure plenty of people [i]do[/i] find it reasonable- and appealing, even.

You're bringing your RL ideas and values to a fantastical setting.



No, I was talking about your apparent stereotypes, not the post



I don't like playing smelly males. My personal views lead to stereotypes arising.


You seem to be confusing stereotypes of playing male characters-which I was clearly talking about- with [i]me[/i] holding stereotyped opinions.

I've made no bones about not liking playing male character, purely because [i]it's easier to write from a viewpoint you know[/i]- and every time I've mentioned it I've used the word 'smelly', which [i]hardly[/i] connotates seriousness.

I have [i]never[/i]- here or in the community section- mentioned looseness of morals/objectifying of women/thinking with penises/[b]any other male stereotype[/b] so I can't imagine why you think that's the kind of opinion I hold and [b]I[/b], frankly, take serious offense to you making that kind of assumption.

Max
06/21/2007 9:23 PM

whoa, whoa, whoa...

You two have taken this seriously out-of-context.

I was joking nanuk, and as I'm sure you know I found the post pleasing, with just enough comedy and seriousness. Well, okay, maybe a little more on the comedic side, but that's well and good sometimes, and I felt it fit finely.



Having sex with some random stranger is [i]completely[/i] different. And how exactly is it [b]ever[/b] reasonable?


It is reasonable in more cases than not, actually. You may be a male of good morality that deems monogamy to be the noble and virtuous path, but the plain truth is that a lot of men aren't. And sometimes they may even think that monogamy [i]is[/i] the noble and virtuous path, but don't care enough to stop themselves anyways.

Also, in a time and cultural setting such as we find ourselves in most typical fantasy RP's (which I find this thread is set in, correct me if I'm wrong), prostitution, whores, harems, eunuchs, and


Having sex with some random stranger


are all common place, even if you [i]are[/i] a male of good moral quality. Technology is limited and practically nonexistent in the way we think of it today, and life was hard. It was dirty, it was tiring, and it was painful. There were few ways for people to enjoy themselves, which is why nobody would try to enforce the repression of such (gambling, drinking, sex). These were people's few outlets to enjoying a life that involved getting up early, breaking their backs to provide support for a family and/or themselves, knowing that any one thing that went wrong could spell disaster and death. Doesn't seem like much to live for, does it?

nanuk
06/22/2007 4:17 AM


I was joking nanuk, and as I'm sure you know I found the post pleasing, with just enough comedy and seriousness. Well, okay, maybe a little more on the comedic side, but that's well and good sometimes, and I felt it fit finely.


I understood entirely the tone of your post, Max (as you clearly understood the tone of my RP post), and took umbrage at nothing in it: it was clearly intended as jokey- it was Murloc's reaction that I objected to.

He was the one who accused me of having stereotypes in RL as opposed to when playing characters- pulling this-


The belief that a man can't be an intelligent, reasonable thinker is completely incorrect, and I find it somewhat offensive.


-out of his backside- none of which I even came [b]remotely[/b] near to suggesting: [i]that[/i] was what annoyed me.

Fremen_Druin
06/26/2007 3:12 PM

Hey i'm new on this forum site.

I was wondering if my character could join in this thread, and I'm hoping for some advice on assimilating him.

Here's my char:

Name: Darathen Sparkblade

Age: 21 (although he's actually 321)

Race: Elan

Gender: Male

Height: 5'10"

Appearance: Average build. Appears to a human, except for bright red hair and light blue eyes. Clean shaven, he appears almost elvish. The only disfiguring mark is a scar in the shape of a dragon's mark.

Fighting Style: As a Duskblade, Darathen uses magic to compliment his martial ability usually casting close range spells while striking with his longsword. Blending sorcery with a warrior's skill, Darathen is a force to be reckoned with.

Clothing: Wears traveling clothes that have the appearance of a wandering merchant. He always tries to hide the fact that he is a Duskblade in town due to his reputation of attracting brawlers who think he's a fighter and greedy mages who believe he's a warmage. (Warmages are military sorcerers whos specialize in blasting spells.)

Armor: Wears Twilight scale mail with increased defense. The Twilight ability increases the capability of a spellcaster to cast spells. It glows in a sunset hued color, but when put on it becomes translucent, like amber.

Weapons: Sundering: This longsword increases a swordfighter's speed allowing more complicated maneuvers, forms, and boosts Darathen's spell usage through a telepathic link which was gained from his imprisonment. He also carries a shortbow when as a backup if a spell fails.

Weaknesses: While Darathen can prove a match for a sorcerer or a warrior, he can't fend off both. His other weakness is that he sometimes recieves headaches that imcapacitate him for hours.

Strengths: Adaptable in any situation, Darathen uses his dual role in tactics and provides relief for other party members.

History: Darathen was born a human over 300 years ago. Elves were the original Duskblades given thier proficiency with magic and swordplay. Darathen had lived with the elves ever since his home was destroyed by a ruthless warlord. After training with elves throughout most of his life, Darathen had left to go adventuring with an elf party who was going to raid a drow(dark elves that live underground) outpost. During the battle Darathen was captured by drow rangers sent by Illithids. He was imprisoned for 300 years in a stasis created by the Illithid telepaths. Somehow he was rescued, because he awoke in a druid's home. Darathen has no memory of his past life and the Illithids tortures have transformed him into an Elan. Elans have the ability to regenerate energy and resist various forms of attack. Darathen can go days without food or water due to self sustaining psionics. With his new found powers Darathen has established a connection to his sword Sundering. This allows him to sense people's intentions and ferret out enemies. His imprisonment has left him a broken man as he suffers every night a fit of headaches and seizures as his mind battles for memories.

[Edited by Fremen_Druin on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 3:16 PM]

Murloc_Hugger
06/26/2007 4:31 PM

Sorry, but this thread is already full.

nanuk
06/26/2007 5:30 PM


Hey i'm new on this forum site.


Welcome!


Maybe try out the character in the FR thred that's active (Demon Blood).
A few of the original posters seem to have disappeared.

And I'll have feedback on it in the character bio thread tomorrow ;)

Murloc_Hugger
06/29/2007 6:48 PM

Hey, everyone, is it okay if we skip ahead to the bottom level of the fort, where we need to put that stone in the wall?

Darthwedge
06/29/2007 7:55 PM

Please do.

Murloc_Hugger
06/30/2007 6:26 PM

Ok, it seems like everyone is ready to move on, so I'm gonna post again now. And keep in mind that I already know what the item we need to retrieve is, so don't say what it is without my permission. If you [i]do[/i] want to be the one to describe it, just ask, I can always mail the details to you.

Darthwedge
07/01/2007 4:54 PM

Hey Murloc, can you tell us what is going to happen now that we have the item? I really want to know what we do now.

Murloc_Hugger
07/01/2007 5:47 PM

Well, someone(probably Cyranthir) should recognize it as a Deck of Many Things, and then we have to decide whether or not to give it to the guy who hired us.

Mablung_Surion
07/11/2007 12:49 AM

is it only me and you left in this deliria???

Darthwedge
07/11/2007 9:08 AM

No, I just cant reply to anything here because im not a magician. This is mage talk going on right now. So, now that the forces of evil are trying to kill us, what are we gonna do?

Deliria
07/11/2007 10:25 AM


is it only me and you left in this deliria???


Haha...maybe.



No, I just cant reply to anything here because im not a magician. This is mage talk going on right now. So, now that the forces of evil are trying to kill us, what are we gonna do?


Well somehow Von Carstein will realize we have the cards...perhaps going on a search for a way to destroy Von Carstein and the cards wouldn't be a bad idea. More than likely, we also have the Chaos army after us because we stole the cards from them.

So our characters are in quite the predicament. And I love it!

Darthwedge
07/11/2007 10:26 AM


So our characters are in quite the predicament. And I love it!


Likewise, Predicament = FIGHT SCENES!!! lol

We should go into hiding, its logical.

Deliria
07/11/2007 11:37 AM

Well, we just made Fort Might collapse... we might want to leave there soon..

Murloc_Hugger
07/11/2007 3:12 PM


is it only me and you left in this deliria???


Sorry, I've just haven't really gotten the opportunity to post yet. I'll try to post something soon.

Deliria
07/16/2007 8:07 PM

Hello?....*echo echo echo*

Where did everybody go?

Mablung_Surion
07/17/2007 12:43 PM

I think i am still here

Murloc_Hugger
07/18/2007 10:55 AM

Sorry, I've just been waiting for an opportunity to post. This scene is pretty much just the spellcasters, but I'll try to do something.

nanuk
07/19/2007 5:14 AM

Sorry I've been absent from this but the pacing's getting to me- there's just thing-happening after thing-happening after thing-happening, most of it involving combat- which I'm not keen on- with little exposition, meaningful character interaction or development, so I've been stuck for what to do.

If you want to take over controlling Anearion Mablung work away.

Darthwedge
07/19/2007 6:52 AM

Yeah, I have decided to drop out of this. The intense combat is boring me as well as the plot line. Just kill off Reth or do what you want with him.

Murloc_Hugger
07/19/2007 1:59 PM

Yeah, it [i]is[/i] getting really tedious. I've been trying to post as much as possible, but I can only do so much with this, considering how Mablung has pretty much taken over. I'm gonna try to keep at it, but if things get any worse, I might be forced to leave.

Either way, I think I'm going to go start a "Tips for DMing" thread in the Training Section, mostly to see if anyone can help me with my DMing problem.

Deliria
07/19/2007 5:47 PM

Murloc, maybe if you posted a little more detail in your posts, and directed our little group a little more, Mablung wouldn't over throw you as much. That's just my suggestion. If you controlled what happened and when it happened with more details in your post, it would serve as a better guide for us to follow

Darthwedge
07/19/2007 5:56 PM

Deleria is right here, Murloc, read the RP. Your posts are short one paragraph posts. This gave me my next idea for your DM topic. Read it for more info.

Deliria
07/19/2007 6:32 PM

'Tis truly a shame that everyone left. I'd like to see where this is going, so I intend to stay until we die. Murloc, if you want your players to follow your idea, we need details and more than 4 sentences.

I'm not trying to be rude to you, but it's the truth, dear.

Murloc_Hugger
07/19/2007 6:41 PM

I don't know if you've ever read the Converging Paths thread in the Training Section, but I specifically said there that my descriptive skills suck. Sometimes a few sentences is all I can get out.

Mablung_Surion
07/20/2007 12:52 AM

Ok, i'd like to apologise for seeming to take over, however, in my defense i only led to the fight with the zombie dragon and the wyvern, the magic bits i did were to get a better feel for Cyranthir as a teacher, and as gap fillers.

On another note entirely befire any of us three post again i think we should discuss what the overall outcome of this thread is going to be, then move on from there

nanuk
07/20/2007 2:16 AM


Ok, i'd like to apologise for seeming to take over, however, in my defense i only led to the fight with the zombie dragon and the wyvern, the magic bits i did were to get a better feel for Cyranthir as a teacher, and as gap fillers.


Actually, you also dictated the overall story- you were the one who mentioned the necromancer that has now turned out to be behind all this. Even if you weren't intending to that's what happened- largely, granted, because some control/direction was needed.

I know at the start Murloc said he wanted help but any big plot details like that it just would have been polite- and more helpful to him- to say 'hey, I've an idea- want me to post it'.

And you introduced new characters (Anearion) ;)




I don't know if you've ever read the Converging Paths thread in the Training Section, but I specifically said there that my descriptive skills suck. Sometimes a few sentences is all I can get out.


But that doesn't [i]really[/i] make it any less annoying.
If a few sentences is all you can get out then [i]wait[/i].
Say in the OOC 'I'm kind of stuck, it'll be a little while before I post' or, hell, ask for ideas.

If you realise description is you weakpoint I don't understand why you're not working on it- every single suggestion I gave you in Converging paths you poo-pooed and dismissed as being too clinical. For the vast majority of people good writing skills don't just suddenly appear because you want them to, you [i]have[/i] to work at them.

If you're not a good descriptive writer just wishing to be isn't going to make it so- and saying 'I'm not a good descriptive writer' will only buy you indulgence for so long. You have to show you're trying otherwise you shouldn't be DMing.

Deliria
07/20/2007 3:51 PM


On another note entirely befire any of us three post again i think we should discuss what the overall outcome of this thread is going to be, then move on from there


Agreed. If this is to continue, a plot and ideas concerning the plot should be discussed by those who wish to remain here before the story continues. So Murloc, where exactly did you want this to go and what was on your mind?

Mablung_Surion
08/10/2007 1:23 AM

ok, i'm bored at work... yes its only 10 past 9 in the morning, it has come to my attention that Murloc has given up on this thread, I however actually miss playing a High Elf, not actually got any elves on the go at the moment... very upsetting.

So anyway I am going to put forward a plot line from where we are now, nanuk and Darth, if you read this i wouldn't mind some feedback on the idea i don't know if you two are going to come back or not, but would still care for your advice etc.

Currently mine and Deliria's characters are in hiding, with mine giving a slight lesson in magic, Anearion is desperately trying to find his brother and Reth is... well Reth is Reth lol.

Of course there are two magic items we got from the fort, one is a ring, i will call this the black ring of amon'sai, a ring of corruption that can turn someone into a follower of Chaos, so if delira didn't mind we would see a battle of wills between the ring and high elven mage.

The second item, being the cards are what the necromancer and the forces of chaos are after, knowing that he cannot destroy them Cyranthir has decided they must make the journey to Anok'sun'de mai, an ancient place that neither undead or chaos can enter and is guarded by the most powerful of magics

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