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#20: 08-02-2015 @ 09:47:21 pm
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DominionDominion

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Also, I figured I would list what weekends I am available this month, though from my conversation with Dom today it seems like maybe September would be a better month to begin.

Yeah, currently the weekends of the 15th and 22nd we have to go back to Michigan for my cousin's wedding and my grandpa's 90th birthday. So those weekends are right out.


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#21: 08-02-2015 @ 09:57:57 pm
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Misharum KittumMisharum Kittum

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Starting in September would be fine by me.


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#22: 08-04-2015 @ 07:06:19 pm
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Misharum KittumMisharum Kittum

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I really should have thought to say this sooner, but you are entirely welcome to go nuts with back story creation. Invent an entire kingdom for your character to be from, if you want. Be the third child of the royal family who ran away to Ruch to escape being the useless child fit only for a boring political marriage. Invent nation-spanning rivalries where your dwarf is from Kingdom A and that other player's dwarf is from Kingdom B so hate each others' guts (yet have undertones of immense sexual attraction for each others' beards). There's a lot about this world that I don't have fleshed out and won't until it starts to become relevant in the game.

Any details I end up needing that you don't state I'll make up. Unless it is important that it be a surprise, I'll ask you things like "Why do Kingdom A and B's dwarfs hate each other so much?" And if your character has a secret, please let me know things like "My third child character ran away from home in secret, so don't tell anyone I'm the missing child from that nation" so I can make sure to spring the surprise and blow the other players' minds!

Make sense?


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#23: 08-10-2015 @ 05:45:53 pm
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Quick question: What pantheon of gods are we going to be under for this campaign? I would assume Greyhawk deities as we are most familiar with Pelor, Kord, Nerul and the like but I wanted to double check as it is kinda important for me and my cleric (and Naythor if he's still going the paladin route).


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#24: 08-10-2015 @ 07:53:55 pm
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Misharum KittumMisharum Kittum

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Ooh, good question.

To be honest, I don't know much about the pantheons of the various D&D settings that show up in 5th Edition. I liked 4th Edition's base pantheon for being small, but the Forgotten Realms pantheon also works for what I need here. Basically I need a non-evil god with the domain of death, which means 4th Ed or Forgotten Realms. If someone has a preference, speak up. Otherwise assume we are working under the Forgotten Realms set of deities.


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#25: 08-10-2015 @ 09:21:04 pm
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If someone has a preference, speak up. Otherwise assume we are working under the Forgotten Realms set of deities.

Hmm, that would put me in a precarious spot. I wanted to stick with the tempest domain and Forgotten Realms has no non-evil tempest suggested domains. I could pick from the non-human deities list but that sticks me with an elf god which I'm very blargh about. Wanted to go Kord and kinda stick with the tempest domain personally. Looking at the Greyhawk ones, I'm kinda annoyed they didn't keep the Raven Queen since I too liked a neutral god of death (and yes having played a paladin of her in previous campaign made me like her =P). You could just say the Raven Queen exists as well in this setting alongside the other ones, I wouldn't mind.

Wikipedia mentions I guess that the DM's guide has the Dawn War pantheon which includes most of the 4th ed pantheon. I can't look at that but maybe that'd work? If so I'd want to look at your DM guide to see if I have an option there unless it really is just the same pantheon god for god in which case I'll just look in my 4th ed book.

Edit: Of course looking at the deities page again, the domain column is "Suggested Domains". If you wanted to stick with the Forgotten Realms one, and if it'd be all right with you, I could pick another appropriate god and say I'm a cleric of that one with a tempest bent.

This post was edited by Dominion on August 10, 2015, 11:29 pm


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#26: 08-11-2015 @ 08:30:01 pm
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the domain column is "Suggested Domains"

I could just run with that myself, too. Heck, I can always add gods as I see fit. Greyhawk deities it is and I'll tinker.


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#27: 09-01-2015 @ 02:39:00 pm
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Hey guys!  Sorry I don't drop in on the forums too much; but then, when have I?  XD

I do have a couple questions for Tim that can wait until before we start our first session as they are not blaring questions, but I do have one that is somewhat more pressing: When are we going to aim to do our first session, and how often were we wanting to play?

I am going to slip this post in here because I didn't see it anywhere and maybe I missed it, but I assume that we will probably be doing it on weekends because weekends and people who work (I'm just an online school slacker), and if so I would like to just put out there that for the foreseeable future my best weekend day is Saturday (with the exception of this saturday because I'm busy >_>), as I raid Tues-Fri-Sun (yay progression raiding). I can afford to sometimes miss Sundays or Fridays (but prefer not to do it regularly). Otherwise I would be available for a daytime game up until about 6:30 P.M. (unless I skip that night's raid).

<3! I'm so excited!  I can't wait to start!


#28: 09-01-2015 @ 03:01:40 pm
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Misharum KittumMisharum Kittum

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Yay questions!

We are aiming to play about once a month, and I agree that weekends are the sensible time to do it whenever possible. I know Steph's doctoring schedule will mean we'll have to work around that a fair amount, but Saturdays are fine with me for when we do play.

As for what we are doing on the first session, your characters make up one of many "special skills" units working for the kingdom of Ruch. There's an army of mutated, somewhat aberrant enemies on the small kingdom's doorstep. So expect to be doing things related to an army that is quite literally about to attack! Then the world is going to end.

 

So before the world ends on us, I'd appreciate it if everyone could post a quick character bio here with their character's name, race, class, and backstory (hopefully that incorporates the background you selected out of the PHB!).

This post was edited by Misharum Kittum on September 1, 2015, 5:05 pm


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#29: 09-01-2015 @ 04:06:27 pm
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I will definitely get something written up. Did we want to make use of Obsidian Portal? Not saying we need to use all the feature but it's at the least useful for keeping track of characters.


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