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Would anybody be interested in an online D&D game?
« on: August 28, 2009, 09:46:19 pm »
RoninAngel expressed some interest, so I thought I'd ask here if anyone would be interested in starting a 3.5 D&D game.

We'd do it on this site: www.rpol.net
It's got a dice roller built in, so no worries about that.

I'd be willing to DM it, though thus far I don't have a game-style premise, mainly because I wanted to know what other people are into.
I personally prefer character driven storylines, and typically I do more storylines/exploration/mysteries rather than hack'n'slash (and I think most others here do as well).

We'd be using the 3.5 ruleset, though I usually some tweaking to simplify certain elements.

As for setting and all that, it depends. My personal favorite is Planescape, but I'm familiar with Forgotten Realms, Eberron, or we could just go homebrew, it depends on everyone else's preferences.

So, any takers?

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 09:51:51 pm »
I'll see how we go, call me provisionally up for it.

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009, 10:44:00 pm »
I'll see how we go, call me provisionally up for it.

I'm pretty flexible and I like to accommodate anyone who's interested, so do you have any specific preferences?

I'd hate to be all like "We're playing Chaotic Good Nuns with Swords!" and have somebody be all like, "Sorry, but I'm not playing a Swordnun".

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009, 09:04:19 am »
So that's three in, possibly. If we could get one more, that'd be great.

I might have a basic premise by tonight or tomorrow.

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009, 10:14:30 am »
I'D LOVE TO! Though you'd have to teach me, I've never done D&D before... O.o

Nuns! :D

But it's the mother of the MMORPG's right? So it should be somehow alike?
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009, 08:41:11 pm »
I'D LOVE TO! Though you'd have to teach me, I've never done D&D before... O.o

Nuns! :D

But it's the mother of the MMORPG's right? So it should be somehow alike?

Yeah, it's pretty similar. If you've ever played a video game where you level up, it's basically the same principle.

I'll guide you along when we get to making characters.

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009, 08:58:12 pm »
I'm thinking about doing this. Any major restrictions? And by that I mean things like book restrictions?

Also I probably won't be doing a class till everybody else, because I like to fill in party blanks.

As to what Type it doesn't really matter to me because almost any class can be worked into a world somehow with a decent enough of a backstory >.>;
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2009, 09:04:47 pm »
I'm thinking about doing this. Any major restrictions? And by that I mean things like book restrictions?

Also I probably won't be doing a class till everybody else, because I like to fill in party blanks.

As to what Type it doesn't really matter to me because almost any class can be worked into a world somehow with a decent enough of a backstory >.>;

No restrictions. In fact, if anyone wants to tweak classes or anything to better fit a concept, I'm all for it. I'm a major proponent of style/concept over rules-as-written.

I say this especially because I don't know what sources everyone would have access to or want to bother torrenting/reading through.

Oh, and I might make an NPC to be party Heal-Bitch, so no one else has to get saddled being a walking wand of Cure Light Wounds.

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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2009, 09:18:07 pm »
So how does this work exactly is it going to be using an RNG I assume?

I've never played D&D outside of my little group which meta-games almost the entire time. Let alone try to actually RP. And let alone online.

So a search check work as a "*charactername*  searches blah blah blah" With number attacked?

and I again assume meta gaming is out?
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2009, 09:31:11 pm »
Also I probably won't be doing a class till everybody else, because I like to fill in party blanks.
Well, I'll warn you ahead of time - I tend to go for Rouge-ish types, because I like the idea of being a vicious, creative, and above all, very dirty fighter. As well as thiefing off with everyone's stuff.

Memorable example - I was playing my stock rouge in a Demo game of 4th Ed at thoughtbubble con last year, and Managed to kill a massive, otherworldly horror that was meant to be taken by half the party, because I used a sneakily hidden ring of greater teleport to get on top of the opera house(where the fight was taking place) roof. Then, after Armoring up with Lead shingles and heavy twine, and strapping 8 blades to various points of the body, our sneaky bastard rouge, now looking like the unholy lovechild of a porcupine and a lead Armidillo, takes two shortswords in hand, and leaps off the roof, landing on the non-elucidian horror, and kills it in a single blow - and Surviving well enough to take down another two(smaller) creatures before the fight ended, to boot.

Basically, He had a roll to hit, and an easy roll to land on the intended target, because it was quite large.
Damage was dealt by every weapon strapped to his body. On top of that, we have a Surprise attack bonus, Backstab bonus on every weapon's damage. On top of that(and included under the surprise attack bonus), was the damage caused by a 210 pound man landing on the creature from 60 feet in the air, with another 60 pounds of Lead Roofing tiles strapped to him with twine, to form makeshift, immediately disposable armor, which broke away after he landed on the creature.

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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2009, 10:14:43 pm »
So how does this work exactly is it going to be using an RNG I assume?

I've never played D&D outside of my little group which meta-games almost the entire time. Let alone try to actually RP. And let alone online.

So a search check work as a "*charactername*  searches blah blah blah" With number attacked?

and I again assume meta gaming is out?

The site has a built-in dice roller that keeps track of what everyone rolls on a dice.

It's going to be here: http://www.rpol.net/game.cgi?gi=38483&date=1251608692.

Basically, create an account, click up at the top to request to join, and make sure you include who you are (X from Flipside) so I know you're not some scrub.


If it's okay with everyone, then, we'll be doing a Planescape game. For anyone who isn't familiar, Planescape takes place basically in the D&D "afterlife", where what you believe literally shapes the universe. It's a heavily philosophical setting, so it's prime for in-depth roleplaying and infinite weirdness.

It's also easy since you don't have to know anything about the setting, because you could just be a visitor to the outer planes from your homeworld, wherever that might be.

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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2009, 10:16:09 pm »
What book is that?

I'd like to brush up on it
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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2009, 10:24:43 pm »
What book is that?

I'd like to brush up on it

http://www.planewalker.com/editorial-section/30/35-pscs
Take a look at chapters 6, 7. 8.
(you could also look at Planar Handbook/Manual of the Planes, but these are a bit easier and more flavorful to read, and they actually focus more on the feel of the setting)


Just so ya'll know, I'm still piecing this together, so it'll be later in this week that we could actually start.

Oh, and I'm thinking of a Level 5-7 to start.
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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2009, 04:45:10 am »
Also I probably won't be doing a class till everybody else, because I like to fill in party blanks.
Well, I'll warn you ahead of time - I tend to go for Rouge-ish types, because I like the idea of being a vicious, creative, and above all, very dirty fighter. As well as thiefing off with everyone's stuff.

Ah, me too. I suck doing rangers, even more with mages and especially healers and assist types.
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2009, 02:28:39 pm »
Also I probably won't be doing a class till everybody else, because I like to fill in party blanks.
Well, I'll warn you ahead of time - I tend to go for Rouge-ish types, because I like the idea of being a vicious, creative, and above all, very dirty fighter. As well as thiefing off with everyone's stuff.

Ah, me too. I suck doing rangers, even more with mages and especially healers and assist types.
Work together? Rivals? Whatever you fancy, I can play it - and I think that playing to characters in a similar profession in the same party will be better for roleplay than just going "Righto, I'll be a fighter, graaargh hit things" because D&D might as well be called "FIGHT THINGS(and occasionally talk in between)" - the roleplay in that system needs a swift kick in the ass.

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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2009, 03:09:23 pm »
I'm seriously considering going Iajitsu (SP) master

Btw what are we looking at in terms of starting gear *considering we're not starting level 1*
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2009, 12:11:05 am »
Would a noob in mmorpg be able to play along?

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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2009, 02:34:57 am »
Would a noob in mmorpg be able to play along?

We'll manage. (Me is n00b too.)
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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2009, 01:37:52 pm »
More questions on character creation.

stats are we doing point buy? or are you going to over see a dice roll type?


Edit:

Character creation using unearthed arcana, are you good with the alternate character creations?

I know you said that you're good with any book but I just want to be sure.
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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2009, 02:45:21 pm »
Would a noob in mmorpg be able to play along?


Yeah, that'd be great! Since I like focusing more on roleplaying than mechanics, you won't need to feel intimidated by all the D&D rules.



More questions on character creation.

stats are we doing point buy? or are you going to over see a dice roll type?

I hate dice rolling. Mainly because it makes things unfair in the long run (i.e. rolling a 1 on your to hit sucks now, rolling a 1 on you barbarian's hp sucks forever).

I'll post it on the gamesite how we'll do it. (but yeah, it'll be point buy, probably: all stats start at 8, then you have 36 points to distribute on a 1-for-1 basis).

We'll also have static hp gain, probably the full hp you get for your class.

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Edit:

Character creation using unearthed arcana, are you good with the alternate character creations?

I know you said that you're good with any book but I just want to be sure.

Yeah, it's good. Like, any alt. races or the alt. class feature (i.e. you play a Rogue with fighter feats instead of sneak attack, that's cool). But no Item Familiars. That's probably the only thing I'd ban.
(oh, and we won't be using any alternate mechanics like fractional saves/BAB, since we've got noobs I don't want to get in a mess of overcomplicated variant rules)
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« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2009, 02:49:26 pm »
Static hp gain is the best thing  they implemented in 4th >.>; * I know it was around before that but it was the standard in 4th*

And don't worry, I'm not fond of fractional rolls.
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« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2009, 03:18:08 pm »
I'm tentatively thinking about joining.

But sorry, I don't want to be a swordnun.

(Would make a some sort of caster build)

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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2009, 03:30:35 pm »
I'm tentatively thinking about joining.

But sorry, I don't want to be a swordnun.

(Would make a some sort of caster build)

It was just an example.  :P

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« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2009, 11:52:00 am »
Cool i feel welcome :D
When are we going to start playing?

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« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2009, 12:58:09 pm »
Cool i feel welcome :D
When are we going to start playing?

Probably sometime this weekend. I need the rest of this week to draft up a sort of "prologue".

I mean, that's assuming we work out character details by then, which I still gotta think about...

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« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2009, 05:30:50 pm »
Ok, so, I think I'm in, but I'm curious...

how do online games work, as far as time requirements go? Are things drawn out or do we have to give up a saturday evening?

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« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2009, 05:34:59 pm »
Ok, so, I think I'm in, but I'm curious...

how do online games work, as far as time requirements go? Are things drawn out or do we have to give up a saturday evening?

No. I don't have chunks of free time like that (and besides, that sort of thing works best if you're kicking it around someone's table with cheetos and mountain dew).

We'd just say, draw it out. So just post your character's actions whenever.

Definitely inferior to playing around a tabletop, but, eh. It serves.

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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2009, 05:39:11 pm »
No. I don't have chunks of free time like that (and besides, that sort of thing works best if you're kicking it around someone's table with cheetos and mountain dew).

Agreed, and I really don't have chunks of time like that either... so, ok, sounds good...

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« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2009, 10:04:35 pm »
quick question

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--Hide and Move Silently will be combined into a single "Stealth" skill.
--Spot, Listen, and Search will be combined into a single "Perception" skill.
--Open Lock and Disable Device will be combined into a single "Disable Device" skill.

Does that mean if a race has +2 to both hide and move silently it has +4 to stealth? or just +2

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« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2009, 01:08:25 am »
quick question

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--Hide and Move Silently will be combined into a single "Stealth" skill.
--Spot, Listen, and Search will be combined into a single "Perception" skill.
--Open Lock and Disable Device will be combined into a single "Disable Device" skill.

Does that mean if a race has +2 to both hide and move silently it has +4 to stealth? or just +2



Just +2, they don't stack.