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Testing the Waters
« on: April 09, 2010, 05:49:34 AM »
I'm considering running my silly campaign via PbP.  All official 3.5 content is allowed, anything else would need my approval.  Starting level would depend on what everyone wanted to play as I'm allowing virtually anything you want, particularly if it's hella weird.  

The Jester's Realm

Somewhere in the Multiverse is a God so powerful he makes many of the others pale by comparison, and has crafted his own Demiplane.  A Demiplane only he has access to (meaning he's the only way in, and possibly the only way out), and he kidnaps beings and objects that won't make for too much notice to populate his realm.  Why he does this is anyone's guess but most think it's for his own personal amusement.  

In other words, think Ravenloft.  But instead of gothic horror, it's surreal slapstick comedy (well some of the time).  And instead of the Plane being sentient, you have an insane Overdeity watching over it.  It's cut off from the outside, so worshipers of deities will find their powers no longer work unless they take a new God (and there are many Lesser Gods as the Jester uses promotion to Divine Rank to make life interesting).  Prestige Classes reliant on a connection to other Planes, or Plane specific things (such as some of the Realms classes) will find their class abilities do not work, so plan accordingly.  You can come from any DnD world from the Realms, to Eberron to Athas.  or even from other worlds entirely.  I'm allowing any class/race combo as long as I have the books for it.  And if you want it badly enough I may get the book if I can (which likely currently means were okay as long as no one wants to play Incarnum).  

Also you'll have to put up with being kidnapped and deposited almost naked and semi-penniless on a world you know nothing about  :D

So if anyone is interested let me know.  If people actually like the idea I may go for it once I get my job straightened out.

Current Possible Roster
Flay Crimsonwind- Human Samurai 6 LN "A stoney faced ronin, hoping to return home to prove his loyalty, and burn down every bearer of an 11 on the way. Likes to kill things with swords, when the swords are also on fire."

Nanshork-Human (or tibbit?) Cat Burglar (3.0) 6 CN Kintal Quickfang is a Tibbit who spends all of his time in cat form, focusing on becoming stronger and more powerful as a cat.

Sir Shadow-Awakened Cat Cat Burglar 1/Wizard (Necromancer) 5 NE When Bartholomeow is human he has black hair and green eyes. And he's sickeningly adorable no matter what form he is in. He's rather thin but not disgustingly so.

Solara-Venerable Dragonwrought Desert Kobold Cat Burglar 1/Favored Soul 4/Vet 1 CG Savorel is an ancient kobold whose only ambition is to escape the Jester's Realm so she can, hopefully, ensure the safety of Ramiirik, the wyrmling of the copper dragons she previously served. She tolerates evil dragons, but will not allow harm to come to children if she can help it.

RobbyPants-Halfling Rogue 4/Beguiler 1/Jester* 1 CN Mustave is a trouble-making halfing jester with a love for acrobatics, juggling, throwing acid-pies and insults.  He also dabbles a bit in tricksy magic.

VennDygrem-Ghaele Eladrin 5/Freed Outsider Alcy CG Méliès - Vigilante evil-vanquisher with an obsession for anything overly cute, which can sometimes get in the way of vanquishing evil.

Radmelon- Human Chaos Monk 5/ Slaad Bloodline 1 CN Raknal is just a planar traveller who hadn't much adventure in his life, despite his strange heritage, and that fact has made him a bit loopy. You see, all he wants in life is to be an adventurer, and as such is a bit too gung-ho about it. He sees the jester's realm as an excuse to kick ass and take names, and will fight to the death for it. And yes, he DOES like cats.

Jojolagger-CG Ghost 3/Psion 3 Ceusharath is a young (for a kalashtar) telepath who wants to get back as soon as possible so he can help on the summit road. However He will still be vigilant as the inspired could be here too.

Littha-Nekomimi Bard 4/Battle dancer 1/Barbarian(lion) 1 CN Cusic is a cheerful catgirl bard. She enjoys jumping on people, dancing and long walks under the stars. Don't make her angry.

Ruam-Platypus Druid 5 N Bill is something of a loner, never actually enjoying large groups of people lead him to spending a lot of time in the forests and lakes. This is how he met the druids who trained him to become one of them. He is fairly lazy when he can and loves to float around in a pond without a bothering about anything.
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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010, 08:24:50 AM »
IN!  IN NOW!  NANSHORK WANT HAZ KITTY BURGLARZ PLZ!!!!!
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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 08:50:57 AM »
Oh man, it's been forever since I played in a humor campaign.  :lmao

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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2010, 09:03:18 AM »
IN!  IN NOW!  NANSHORK WANT HAZ KITTY BURGLARZ PLZ!!!!!
I am verrry much in love with this campaign idea, and would like to know if we can haz hoembruz?

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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2010, 12:54:09 AM »
IN!  IN NOW!  NANSHORK WANT HAZ KITTY BURGLARZ PLZ!!!!!
I am verrry much in love with this campaign idea, and would like to know if we can haz hoembruz?

As long as I get to peek at it first and see no objection yes.

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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2010, 12:54:30 AM »
IN!  IN NOW!  NANSHORK WANT HAZ KITTY BURGLARZ PLZ!!!!!

WHich version of the class would you like to be playtesting?

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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2010, 01:15:05 AM »
IN!  IN NOW!  NANSHORK WANT HAZ KITTY BURGLARZ PLZ!!!!!

WHich version of the class would you like to be playtesting?

Which version would you prefer I playtest?
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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2010, 02:34:10 AM »
The newer one, but I is still working on it  :D

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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2010, 02:46:56 AM »
IN!  IN NOW!  NANSHORK WANT HAZ KITTY BURGLARZ PLZ!!!!!
I am verrry much in love with this campaign idea, and would like to know if we can haz hoembruz?

As long as I get to peek at it first and see no objection yes.
Sweet! Now, to re-read over those damn samurai classes you've been cranking out, though I am tempted to play an orc/tarruk (whatever) as well...

So not much in the way of rules, then? For a campaign like this, it'd probably be better to start a little higher, say 3-5 probably. That's just my 2gp. Grrrr, so much choice! Maybe a samurai with an orc cohort... never actually used leadership before...

--EDIT-- Thinking of a Samurai 6 / Ronin 6 / Yojimbo 8, not necessarily in that order (though finding an ideal order will be hard, as well as avoiding the capstones, especially the yojimbos). He'll carry a no-dachi, have long silver hair, and call himself something angelic sounding... totally 100% not ripped off...
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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2010, 03:30:39 AM »
The newer one, but I is still working on it  :D

Well get it finished and I'll play that!   :D
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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2010, 05:50:21 AM »
A Samurai and a Cat Burglar....yeah this is gonna be a lil out there...

And what shall you like to try Venn?

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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2010, 06:26:41 AM »
Decided that it'll pretty much be Samurai 6 / Yojimbo 10 / Samurai 4, just so I play full through one of them. Do you think we might go epic or above, ridiculous as the campaign is? Also, would you rather (as it's totally fine by me) if I played samurai 20, or would you like a test of the prcs as much?
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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2010, 06:34:24 AM »
We can go either way.  We'll only go Epic if people have the patience to reach that level.  Usually my silly campaign isn't horribly combat intense unless the players want it to be.

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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2010, 09:27:53 AM »
Well, looks like we've got the sneak and warrior roles overall covered. It's make sense for me to play some kind of caster, though I really want to find something fun to fit in with the wackiness. Give me a little bit and I'll come up with a concept. (though it'd be easier with an idea of character creation rules - for instance, being limited to certain point-buys can limit how insane something gets, while adding in gestalt results in some truly insane combos) :)

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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2010, 06:26:36 PM »
Not doing gestalt.  Was gonna wait to see if people preferred rolling, elite arrays, or 28 point buy.

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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2010, 07:16:59 PM »
I'd like to try rolling, since I'm used to 32 PB and don't really get the chance to roll stats.

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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2010, 07:41:14 PM »
I'm happy with whatever when it comes to stats.
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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2010, 08:04:36 PM »
I prefer rolling, mostly because point buy gives me a headache.
I'm trying to decide between cat burglar, bhu chaos monk, chozo warrior (prime32), or maby even Monstrous initiate (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140698) if you'll allow it.
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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2010, 11:21:41 PM »
I prefer rolling, mostly because point buy gives me a headache.
I'm trying to decide between cat burglar, bhu chaos monk, chozo warrior (prime32), or maby even Monstrous initiate (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140698) if you'll allow it.

Wow usually people hate rolling!

Chaos Monk is open.  If the owners of the other two classes dont mind playtesting notes we can give it a shot.

Keep in mind all the homebrew stuff from my threads here are available for playtesting.   Also, if you wish to be a Divine Caster I have a list of pantheons at the ready.

Oh, and I suppose it goes without saying my sense of humor is risque, sometimes surreal, and potentially offensive.  Just thought I'd throw that out there...
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Re: Testing the Waters
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2010, 08:58:37 PM »
I prefer rolling, mostly because point buy gives me a headache.
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