So.... not much to say, actually. 26 years old, a self-admitted geek, and a fan of RPGs. RL has kept me away from playing and writing for some time now (probably a year or so), but I have tried to get back.... with mixed results.
Been working for some time on a D20 setting-a crossover setting, kind of based on 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'... only more violent.
So I need some ideas. i'll just tell you what has happened so far, and we'll go from there..
We started the whole campaign in a usual bar. Bartender with an eye patch, head of a beholder above the mantle fire place.
Just to pay tribute to Baldur's gate for their first mission they got rid of some dire rats in the cellar for the bartender. They also brought up a keg of ale he was out of. As they ascended back up stairs from vanquishing the rats (actually, the druid convinced the party not to kill a few of them on behalf of friendly forest creatures so they captured a few in barrels) they enter back into the bar in the middle of a local thug gang collecting "protection money" from the bartender. There were three of these thugs all at CR level 2. All the Pc's are lvl 1. The paladin detects evil on them and senses the "intention in their hearts" then begins to go to work. The paladin begins tripping them as they try to flank him while the druid makes a charisma check to intimidate these guys, which she succeded at. Before you know it, the paladin is hurt badly but most of the thugs are on the floor becuase the druid has a wolf that is tripping people also.
After all is said and done the thugs are stripped of thier belongings and displayed in town square for all to see tied to a statue.
I'm havin a case of writers block and need some Ideas on where to go from here. I have some leads that I dropped into the story so far..
-The towns people are getting sick because the local water supply is poisoned. I already have some underground dungeon crawl mapped out for them that includes some troglodytes that are contaminating the water. Not sure why though?
-The main thug who was robbing the bartender had a tattoo of a sword across his neck.
i want them to do some thing exciting that we've never done before. Like sneak into a guild disguised as other people for some reason. Or jump through a portal. Or whatever.. what do you dm's do at level one for kicks?
Ok. thats it, any thoughts appreciatted! -Zombi3
Wow. I just sat down tonight with my current players and we all discussed the new campaign as well as what characters they were going to be. I forgot how damn long it takes to roll characters up. It took a little while longer because we are all really rusty at 3.5 and we also had one new person. i discussed using a point buy system with the group, but i could not find the rules for them and they opted to roll up ability scores instead.
So I've got the following characters:
- gnome druid
-half elf ranger
something I don't understand with dnd is the characters ability scores compared to the monsters and npc' levels. The npc's all get an 'elite" array of scoring: 15 14 13 12 10 8
Which leaves them at weaker levels by far compared to Pc's. not an even fight at all. The same for monsters. i have to beef them up before they go into battle or else the pc's just squash them all. I'm just viocing that it is frustrating that i can't grab and go out of the moster manual is all.
I jut happened to stop by my local games shop yesterday by happenstance.
I started to pillage through one of the 4th edition dungeon delving core books and started dream up ideas again like the old days.. more on that in a second. But first, a general question to all!
How does everyone like the fourth edition of Dungeon and Dragons?
I've heard a lot of 3rd edition gamers call it a cop out. others say that they like it. I am less likely to go out and by those books, since I have a massive collection of 3rd edition. I'm just curious. One thing I do like about the 4th edition books (as I just happened to notice) is that they have pictures of the half orc class members looking like actual people, not some hairy ape. The PC classes in gerneral look good.
Here is my idea of getting back into DnD since I'm rusty.
I would have the characters meet in a city and lead them to a wizard of sorts that would allow them to dungeon delve through dreams. Focusing on monsters and combat. My goal is to brush up on movement/traps and not get to raveled up in role playing for the moment. By keeping it simple, action packed, and like a board game it would keep us all interested while i get used to Dming again! It would be some what of a guantlet that would reward XP more that gold. I was thinking that by the end of the delve, if they solve some riddle or side quest the wizard hosting the dreams could reward them some how. I could also have this be a way for other PC's to get involved with the party that are new.
Thoughts? anyone to add stuff is more than welcome. Where would the practical place to meet in a city to do this be? What kind of wizard is this guy? And lastly, anyone interested in joining an online PbP game?
Does anyone know of some good rules for chases?
How do you go about changing ownership of a community? I really liked reading this when there was actual content, and when the content went away, I kinda forgot about it- I didn't even remember I was still subscribed to it until the spammer started posting.
We could always start posting actual content again- I have a few things I've been working on, that I wouldn't mind sharing, if people are interested in helping me flesh out worlds and stuff.
I have three areas of interest: Old West, Mobsters, and Future. If you have any interest in those, please let me know, so I can get thoughts from you guys (and girls). I also have some interest in historically-centered D20 Pirates (no fantasy content), but I already have most of that worked out- I wouldn't mind posting it, if y'all want some free content.