Author Topic: To Save A Kingdom? A Farcical D&D Game [3.5 D&D - SRD Only: Seeking 4-? Players]  (Read 16395 times)

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Game Title: To Save a Kingdom? A Farcical D&D Game
System: 3.5E D&D - SRD Only
Players Wanted: 4-?
Posting Rate: Every other day or 100 times an hour depending
Special Rules: No Advancement - Everyone Plays as a Level One Commoner (See Text Below)
Advancement Rules: Ha! You wish!

This is a farcical D&D game in the spirit of the Old School Dungeon Crawl games.

Everyone begins and ends as a level one commoner who has been granted an extraordinary gift from the god of their choosing. Basically, everyone's choosing went something like this.

God: "Hey you!"

You: (Looks Around)

God: "Yeah, you hoeing the potatoes."

You: "Me."

God: "Yeah, you, here enjoy."

The god then granted you your gift. And you've decided that since you were chosen, you are going to use your gift to save the Kingdom. Is the Kingdom in danger? You don't actually know, but it seems to be in danger a lot because of all the silly adventurers running around.

So what was the gift? 100 skill points to one skill. Here's the catch, though, the god being a sarcastic son-of-a-gun choose the skill at random.

In game terms, this means we will only be using skills from the D20 SRD, which can be found here for normal skills and here for epic skills.

If you choose to play, you will roll 1d20 to determine the skill you get 200 points in. Do you get anything else? Nope, you're just a commoner with an epic level skill level in one skill. Here's the list. Good luck.

Skills

1.   Balance
2.   Bluff
3.   Climb
4.   Decipher Script
5.   Diplomacy
6.   Disable Device
7.   Disguise
8.   Escape Artist
9.   Forgery
10.   Handle Animal
11.   Heal
12.   Hide
13.   Listen
14.   Perform
15.   Search
16.   Sense Motive
17.   Sleight of Hand
18.   Spot
19.   Tumble
20.   Use Rope

Other than your one epic level skill, all characters will have 4 hit points and 8 skill points to spend in skills of their choice other than their epic skill. Everyone's stats will be straight 10s, so there will be no stat bonuses to skills.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2010, 02:03:02 PM by Setherick »
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I am so down for this, but I don't have regular internet for the next few days to a week.  When were you thinking about running this?  How would we do the rest of character creation?

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I am so down for this, but I don't have regular internet for the next few days to a week.  When were you thinking about running this?  

Whenever it gets started, but like the Old School games, you can jump in at any time.

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How would we do the rest of character creation?

Basically you'd have 4 hit points and 8 skill points to put in other skills other than your 100 point skill. Figure all of your stats are 10s, so you have +0 to all stats.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2010, 08:56:13 PM by Setherick »
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I'm in. I shall be playing Petero, the Shoemaker.

His other skills are Craft: Shoes 3, Craft: Leather 3, Appraise 2.

Rolling 1d20:
(17): Total = 17



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I'll play this.

Hmm.

Could a physician be a commoner?

Or is that like the adept class or something?

If not:

Claude Frollo, Physician

Heal 4, Knowledge (Medicine) 2, Profession 2 

Rolling 1d20:
(9): Total = 9



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I'm in.
I'll be a failed their who was caught and was supposed to spend the rest of his life working somewhere in a salt mine.
Open Lock: 2
Move Silently: 3
Hide: 2
Open Lock: 1
Random Skill: Rolling 1d20:
(3): Total = 3

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I'm in sounds fun I will be.

Harvin The lonely Blacksmith

Appraise:3
Craft Metal:2
Diplomacy:1


Random Skill
Rolling 1d20:
(2): Total = 2



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We have the minimum number of players so I'll have Ross set up a board. One quick note, after talking with Ross, I have raised the number of skill points that the god gives you to 200 points.

Players

ArtfulShrapnel - Petero, the Shoemaker
Epic Skill: Sleight of Hand

Kroak - Claude Frollo, Physician
Epic Skill: Forgery

Ugnis13 Anonymous, the Failed Their
Epic Skill: Climb

Classy, the Lonely Blacksmith
Epic Skill: Bluff
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Damn it, I'm in.

I am Gregory, lowly pig farmer

Rolling 1d20:
(12): Total = 12

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Damn it, I'm in.

I am Gregory, lowly pig farmer

<img src="http://slangdesign.com/forums/Themes/default/images/dice.gif" alt="" />Rolling 1d20: <div style="background-color: #919191;">(12): Total = 12 </div>

Sweet, what are your other skills Mr. Pig Farmer? Because you can hide with the best of them.
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Ah, 4 in Profession(Pig Farming), and 4 in Handle Animal(Pig).

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Ah, 4 in Profession(Pig Farming), and 4 in Handle Animal(Pig).

Awesome.

OK, everyone, game thread is up: http://slangdesign.com/forums/index.php?topic=824.0
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Anton: The Sign Painter The Basket Weaver

EPIC Skill
<img src="http://slangdesign.com/forums/Themes/default/images/dice.gif" alt="" />Rolling 1d20: <div style="background-color: #919191;">(4): Total = 4 </div>
Decipher Script: 200
(EDIT: Darn, one away from my hope of diplomacy :P)

Other Skills
Craft (Basketweaving): 4
Slight of Hand: 3
Speak Language: Orc

(EDIT: Setherick, just trying to figure out the die rolling mechanic/what skills)
« Last Edit: June 25, 2010, 02:59:01 PM by Mckma »

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Anton: The Sign Painter

EPIC Skill
Rolling:1d20

Other Skills

Make sure to roll that skill.
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This sounds like it could be loads of fun. I hope there is room for one more, even if I am new to these boards (have been roleplaying for about 15 years, though).

So, here is my character:

Snotwald, the Ratcatcher
Skills:
Knowledge (local) 1
Move Silently 2
Handle Animal (rat) 2
Disable Device 3 (for the traps)

My Epic Skill:
:dice 1d20:

« Last Edit: July 02, 2010, 08:23:16 AM by Nenad »