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D&D Type Fantasy Setting 3E OOC

Post by Mark Reuter » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:46 am

One of the fantasy interest threads recently received renewed interest but the GM's interest/desire has waned so I thought I might see who would be interested in playing in a D&D type setting. It will be a heroic type setting (no evil or morally ambiguous characters).

I am looking at a more experienced type of adventuring group (PL 7 - 9). Along with your interest, please state what kind of power level you prefer.

Noncombat skills will be 3 ranks per pp.
NO VARIABLES! Sorry, folks. If you can't achieve what you want with an array and powerstunting, you need not apply. I hand out a fair share of Hero Points so you should be able to be heroic without having to have a Swiss Army Knife.
As it is D&D, magic is prevalent. Minor magic devices (and this will be very subjective so bear with me) can be bought as equipment (eg. a continual light coin, Heward's Handy Haversack (Dimensional Pocket 1, Feature 1: Item sought is always on top) - one of my faves). More powerful magic items will need to be purchased as devices. Normal armor and weapons are equipment. Magic armor and weapons (including those made out of special metals like Mithril or Adamantium) will be devices. And yes, they will be taken away from time to time (that's why you get the price break).

The first adventure will involve the King and his family. The King (NG Fighter) has personally requested your help for this adventure so somewhere in your backgrounds (should this go to recruitment), please give a one or two sentence as to why the King knows you and asks for your help (personal guard, childhood friend, father confessor, distant relative, etc.)

Any questions or comments, feel free to post them here. I will attempt to answer them to the best of my ability.
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Re: D&D Type Fantasy Setting (Interest Thread) 3E

Post by XeroKhan » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:06 pm

I have a thought for a Chronomage character. Would this be allowed? If not, I will think of a different styled mage character.

Also, Interested.

EDIT: Also, PL 8 would seem the most balanced of the given PLs.
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Re: D&D Type Fantasy Setting (Interest Thread) 3E

Post by Mark Reuter » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:11 pm

XeroKhan wrote:I have a thought for a Chronomage character. Would this be allowed? If not, I will think of a different styled mage character.

Also, Interested.
I am always leery of folks who manipulate the time stream. I would have to look very closely at the power suite you were looking to use. I would prefer a more standard mage (or at least one of the more standard specialists [illusionists, elementalists, etc.]) But I am open to dialoguing to see what you wanted your Chronomage to be able to do.

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Re: D&D Type Fantasy Setting (Interest Thread) 3E

Post by XeroKhan » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:16 pm

See, what I was thinking for the Chronomage character was using Time Control only for slowing down time (I.E. making things easier to dodge or halting any traps if I react with enough time) and speeding time up (I.E. boosting my allies/my Initiative). I have no intention of making him able to travel through time and the like.
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Re: D&D Type Fantasy Setting (Interest Thread) 3E

Post by Mark Reuter » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:48 pm

XeroKhan wrote:See, what I was thinking for the Chronomage character was using Time Control only for slowing down time (I.E. making things easier to dodge or halting any traps if I react with enough time) and speeding time up (I.E. boosting my allies/my Initiative). I have no intention of making him able to travel through time and the like.
Well if it gets to the recruitment phase, we'll see what you can come up with and work with it.

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Post by Weyrd » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:55 pm

I had an idea for a "bloodmage/warrior" that I half stated up a little while ago. If this goes to recruitment I'd probably finish his stats and throw him into the mix.

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Post by Weyrd » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:49 pm

Here's what I built for powers so you have an idea of what I meant by "bloodmage/warrior"
Powers:
Spilling Blood: Enhanced Trait Blood Control Array 8, (Flaw: Fades, Triggered: Only activates when blood is spilt, [i.e. Voluntarily take -1 to damage resistance checks (self-inflicted wound) or any failed damage check with descriptor that may cause bleeding (sword=yes, fire=no.] (25pp)

Blood Control Array: (0pp, cost factored into cost of Spilling Blood)
Blood Sword: Damage 0 (8) (Penetrating 8, Accurate 2) Linked: Enhanced Trait: Weapon Bind, Improved Crit 2
AE-Splatter Spikes: Ranged Affliction (Hindered, Immobile) 0 (8) (Area Shapable, Flaw: Fades,
Limited Degree)Linked: Ranged Area Damage 0 (6) (Shapeable, Flaw: Fades)
AE- Blood Shards: Ranged Damage 0 (7) (Multi-attack)
AE- Blood Prison: Snare 0 (8) (Flaw: Fades)

Replenish (Feed!): Weaken: Fortitude 8 (Alternate Resistance: Toughness) Linked: Enhanced Trait
Regeneration 4 (Flaw:Fades) (12pp)

Harden Blood: Protection __

Complications:
Feeding: Feeding on fellow humans, if anyone witnesses, is viewed as a monstrous act by most. Feeding on creatures can have unknown side effects depending on the creature (GM determined)

Addiction (Feeding): Going for more than a day makes him anxious and irritable (increased DC on social skill checks.) Going for more than 3 days makes him “Impaired.” Going more than a week makes him “Disabled.”

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Re: D&D Type Fantasy Setting (Interest Thread) 3E

Post by Mark Reuter » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:26 pm

Weyrd wrote:Here's what I built for powers so you have an idea of what I meant by "bloodmage/warrior"
Powers:
Spilling Blood: Enhanced Trait Blood Control Array 8, (Flaw: Fades, Triggered: Only activates when blood is spilt, [i.e. Voluntarily take -1 to damage resistance checks (self-inflicted wound) or any failed damage check with descriptor that may cause bleeding (sword=yes, fire=no.] (25pp)

Blood Control Array: (0pp, cost factored into cost of Spilling Blood)
Blood Sword: Damage 0 (8) (Penetrating 8, Accurate 2) Linked: Enhanced Trait: Weapon Bind, Improved Crit 2
AE-Splatter Spikes: Ranged Affliction (Hindered, Immobile) 0 (8) (Area Shapable, Flaw: Fades,
Limited Degree)Linked: Ranged Area Damage 0 (6) (Shapeable, Flaw: Fades)
AE- Blood Shards: Ranged Damage 0 (7) (Multi-attack)
AE- Blood Prison: Snare 0 (8) (Flaw: Fades)

Replenish (Feed!): Weaken: Fortitude 8 (Alternate Resistance: Toughness) Linked: Enhanced Trait
Regeneration 4 (Flaw:Fades) (12pp)

Harden Blood: Protection __

Complications:
Feeding: Feeding on fellow humans, if anyone witnesses, is viewed as a monstrous act by most. Feeding on creatures can have unknown side effects depending on the creature (GM determined)

Addiction (Feeding): Going for more than a day makes him anxious and irritable (increased DC on social skill checks.) Going for more than 3 days makes him “Impaired.” Going more than a week makes him “Disabled.”
Not so much a fan of the feeding on humans thing. This is supposed to be a "heroic" campaign. And I think the King might frown on such a thing as well. Now when I say "heroic" I don't mean that everyone has to be "shiny paladins" but heroes don't feed on their fellow human beings. As far as "D&D alignments" go, I am looking for good-aligned, neutral, or lawful neutral characters. I hate chaotic neutral as most characters that have that alignment are usually played like sociopaths. And, obviously, evil alignments are out. And, frankly, for me, feeding on human beings is AT BEST, chaotic neutral and borders on chaotic evil. If this were a comic book, it would be more four-color heroes rather than anti-heroes.

Remember, the King has asked for your help personally. He knows you and/or knows of you and has asked you to help in this situation.

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Re: D&D Type Fantasy Setting (Interest Thread) 3E

Post by Mark Reuter » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:29 pm

Updated the OP with the King's alignment and class (NG Fighter). I haven't given him a level yet as I am still not sure what level we will be playing at.

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Post by Hound » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:34 pm

Can I be a Dwarf that sings Happy dwarf songs?

...though it is true all the happy dwarf songs are about killing humans...

but they are still happy!
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Post by drothgery » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:01 pm

Maybe a paladin / melee cleric type (I imagine in M&M the lines between the two are even more blurred than in D&D)?
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Post by Plan B » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:46 pm

Interested,

But I have some questions.

Firstly what kind of King is King Boss, is he king by conquest or inheritance?

What races are allowed? Elves? dwarves? dragons? other?

Current thought is a some kind of twist on a knight.
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Post by Mark Reuter » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:07 pm

Firstly what kind of King is King Boss, is he king by conquest or inheritance?
Inheritance. As a youth he was trained in combat (hence the fighter "profession"), but he was the King's son and comes from a long line of monarchs.
What races are allowed? Elves? dwarves? dragons? other?
Like D&D, this world is very humanocentric. However there are significant populations of elves, half-elves, dwarves, gnomes, and halflings. I would prefer that the characters be from one of those races, but I am not going to rule out other races (as long as the race isn't inherently evil). Half-orcs and half-dragons are known to exist, though are viewed with much suspicion by all the other races.

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Post by Mark Reuter » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:10 pm

drothgery wrote:Maybe a paladin / melee cleric type (I imagine in M&M the lines between the two are even more blurred than in D&D)?
That would be very fitting in a setting like this. And yes, obviously in M&M, the lines do get a little blurred because chances are, everyone will hit their offensive and defensive caps, albeit in different ways. 'Tis not so in D&D. That's not necessarily a bad thing though. It allows all character classes to shine relatively equally throughout the entire progression of "levels", rather than having a mage be fairly worthless at first level and wielding ungodly power at 20th (compared to most other characters).

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Re: D&D Type Fantasy Setting (Interest Thread) 3E

Post by Mark Reuter » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:11 pm

Hound wrote:Can I be a Dwarf that sings Happy dwarf songs?

...though it is true all the happy dwarf songs are about killing humans...

but they are still happy!
Sounds like you are talking about Discworld Dwarves!

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