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"Pineapples & Politics"(Dunge­ons & Dragons v3.5)

  • May 7, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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I'm looking to start a new campaign. Ideally, I want a group that is around 6-8 people. I welcome new players, but I hope that half(roughly) the group is experienced and has a wide knowledge of 3.5 rules, and player options(classes, feats, spells, magic items). The campaign will be a sort of sandbox style. Players will start out with the same ability scores(something like 18, 16, 15, 15, 14, 12), total effective character level of one. I hope for a dynamic campaign that has a wide variety of challenges(especially skill related challenges). The players as a whole should make characters that have a wide variety of skills(if not all of them) and abilities. In my campaign players will be allowed to play monstrous races(only certain ones, I'm working on the list), have pets(like a hippogriff or T-Rex), ships, join guilds/businesses, and be able to take the leadership feat. The group would meet Wednesday nights from 7PM - 11(maybe 11:30) PM. I'm posting this campaign to see if I can get enough people that are interested and have the spare time to meet. Once I get enough people that are interested, then I will post when the group will start. Please email/contact me if your interested and/or have any questions/comments about my post. -Generally I play by the rules...

-I'm setting a start date, but its subject to change based on the people that are interested.

-Game will be held at 3rd Universe in Croton-on-Hudson.

-Combat & battle grid focused.

-Mechanics focused.

-STORY: A slaver drags people from there peaceful homes to a metropolis. The city-state is a political disaster because of various organizations of alignment and power. The victims suffer from the conflicts, deceits, and fighting from all sides. Will the players take a side with the government, the thieves guild, or another organization? Will the players use these organizations for self benefit and create their own way through the world?

-TRAILER: 

~A humanoid wearing black leather sits in a throne like chair. Half of his face is covered by a red mask, the other side consists of a dark cloudy shadow suspended in time. The eye surrounded by shadow glows bright red-no pupil, no white, just a red shape for an eye. The other eye is white with a black pupil. The room he sits in is pitch black. Several figures of various sizes stand before him, but in your vision you cannot make out what type of creatures they are. "Initiate plan B... and sabotage those that just escaped from the arena". The attuned figures leave the humanoid to his thoughts…

~A governor sits examining his maps, and squad layouts. Several candelabras each holding sixteen candles hang around the room. The captain of the guards, head disciple of Pelor, and a barbaric human stand nearby, not daring to speak a word since the governor’s uproar. “Find the leader of the arena fugitive, I need that arena under my control. Send spies out to the blockade ships, we need to find a weakness. If you can’t find those grave-robbers, I will have to exclude the temple from my financial support. Don’t come back until my gates have been stormed or your tasks have been completed!”. The three commanders silently exit the room. The governor walks to the window, eyeing the mighty moon. A hand reaches down from the table, takes a piece of parchment, and places a new piece of parchment down. The governor turns around, not noticing the exchange…

~A pineapple floats to shore. The miner watches the strange object float toward him. He grabs the odd object and runs off to show his friends. Little does he know how popular it will become in the marketplace…(according to yahoo answers, pineapples float)

~~GM Merit Badges~~

-My games will tell an interesting story.

-Characters in my games are Destined for greatness, not random death.

-Players in my game should be prepared to Run when the odds are against them

-I will Mirror back player ideas I think are interesting in the game

-My games use a pre-made Map and pre scripted content

-I play By-The-Book and "rule-zero" is not being used to alter existing rules

>>>Note<<<

I have the basic concept of this game. However, I haven't ironed out a lot of fine detail. I will start posting pictures, maps, and "excerpts" about my campaign. 

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  • Jasper (Previously B.

    Pictures have been uploaded!

    May 7, 2014

  • Parakirby

    I'm sorry I couldn't make it! There was a situation with my car, and my computer is in dire need of attention. I'd love to play, RL is just chaotic at the moment. There's still room, right?

    May 7, 2014

    • Jasper (Previously B.

      Joseph was the only other person that showed. If you two are here next week, we'll start the campaign, post the players progress, and hopefully get the attention of other players.

      May 7, 2014

  • Mark

    Hey, I'd be really interested in a running recap of what your game is about... it sounds interesting... any chance you might post a paragraph or even a few sentences about what adventures you folks are getting yourselves into? The message board might be a great place to get something like that going, if you are into the idea. :)

    May 7, 2014

  • Parakirby

    I'll show up a little early with a few spare copies of character sheets, my dice, and my books!

    Plus a couple of card games to pass time while we wait for the rest of the players to show up!

    April 30, 2014

  • Mark

    I take it you've decided on a location then?

    April 30, 2014

  • Parakirby

    OKAY SO turns out I misread a date and it's next week. Durp. Plus side, people at 3rd Universe gaming are nice.

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Mark

    Also note: Sometimes it is acceptable to start a game with fewer players than you wanted. As long as you have a group that is having fun at the game, don't feel overly constrained if you don't fill out the game with as many people as you anticipated. Just get started and have fun. But! Keep posting that you have open seat at the table, and give an idea of how your campaign story is progressing to give potential players an idea of what kind of game it is. This can act much like an ongoing Promo until you fill out all the seats at your table.

    1 · April 22, 2014

  • Mark

    Another idea for gaining players .... cross-post this over to Westchester Geeks and Westchester Gaming Group Meetups. We have a general collaborative arrangement with those groups as well.

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • Mark

    I sent an email out to the group on your behalf. Hopefully that will help to drum up some more players for you.

    1 · April 17, 2014

  • Joseph C.

    Hey, I would be interested in playing. I'm new to the Westchester area, but I've been playing D&D (3.5 then Pathfinder) for five or so years now.

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • Jasper (Previously B.

    I'm busy 28th-2nd. So if we get at least 5 people interested(3 people so far), I'll start on May 7th.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jasper (Previously B.

    Date is changing, we don't have enough people yet...

    April 17, 2014

  • Mark

    OK that's a kick ass intro! :-)

    April 10, 2014

    • Jasper (Previously B.

      The story or intro? So now your going to be a player right? :)

      April 10, 2014

    • Mark

      I'd like to join you, of course, but my schedule is prohibitive. I might be able to sit in on a game or two, which would be great, if you don't mind my making a cameo appearance at some point... or even just coming in for some munchies and observing.

      April 17, 2014

  • Parakirby

    I'd be interested! I have pretty extensive knowledge of 3.5 DnD and I've been looking for a group that fits my work schedule, and this seems perfect!

    April 10, 2014

    • Jasper (Previously B.

      I wasn't sure if I was going to allow a player to be a changeling. Good news, I am. That'll be a great build for this campaign.

      April 10, 2014

    • Parakirby

      Oh, excellent! They're so much fun to play from a fucking-with-people standpoint.

      1 · April 11, 2014

  • Kevin D.

    I might be interested. Keep me informed.
    How much do you know about the gestalt rules as presented in Unearthed Arcana?

    April 10, 2014

    • Jasper (Previously B.

      I have a digital copy, but I find the content strange and unnecessary. What specifically would you like to use from this book?

      April 10, 2014

    • Jasper (Previously B.

      Oh, heh. I read a bit more from that book. I'm not allowing gestalt characters in my game. Access to monster races, high starting ability scores, and max hit dice will already provide players with more powerful characters than normal. Gestalt seems overpowering and to be an emergency variant for when you have three players or less. In addition, I would like to make my campaign open to new players, and gestalt is a bit much.

      April 10, 2014

  • Jasper (Previously B.

    I got another person interested in my campaign(not on meetup), so just want at least 4 more.

    April 10, 2014

  • Jasper (Previously B.

    I plan to upload a picture(or 2) by Monday!

    April 9, 2014

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