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Personally I think PBPs are more fun when you just describe what's happening rather than showing all the rolls.

I'm going to be travelling all day Monday, but I should be able to play my turn Tuesday morning.
Drav wrote: Personally I think PBPs are more fun when you just describe what's happening rather than showing all the rolls.

I'm going to be travelling all day Monday, but I should be able to play my turn Tuesday morning.
I might start it off like that and see how it goes, and if the majority of people don't like it, can easily change.

All good, man. Might not even be ready by then. ahah. Are you going to add descriptors to your PC?
You can't make an omelette without ruthlessly crushing dozens of eggs beneath your steel boot and then publicly disemboweling the chickens that laid them as a warning to others.

Oh, since I left the Deity slot open feel free to make up one of your own. Just make sure to tell me a bit about them, such as what they're they patron over (war, agriculture, whatever), who worships them, and etc.

I mean. If you want.
You can't make an omelette without ruthlessly crushing dozens of eggs beneath your steel boot and then publicly disemboweling the chickens that laid them as a warning to others.


Toementor fucked around with this message on 2015/10/30 at 00:09:39.
Name: Unglar
Race: Half-Orc
Classes: Barbarian1
Hit Points: 11
Experience: 999 / 1000
Alignment: Neutral Good
Vision: Darkvision (60 ft.)
Speed: Walk 40 ft.
Languages: Common, Orc
Stat Score Mod
STR 14 (+2)
DEX 9 (-1)
CON 9 (-1)
INT 11 (+0)
WIS 13 (+1)
CHA 9 (-1)
-------------------------- Skills --------------------------
Skill Total Rnk Stat Msc
Appraise 0 0.0 0 0
Balance -1 0.0 -1 0
Bluff -1 0.0 -1 0
Climb 3 1.0 2 0
Concentration -1 0.0 -1 0
Craft (Untrained) 0 0.0 0 0
Diplomacy -1 0.0 -1 0
Disguise -1 0.0 -1 0
Escape Artist -1 0.0 -1 0
Forgery 0 0.0 0 0
Gather Information -1 0.0 -1 0
Handle Animal 1 2.0 -1 0
Heal 1 0.0 1 0
Hide -1 0.0 -1 0
Intimidate -1 0.0 -1 0
Jump 6 0.0 2 4
Listen 1 0.0 1 0
Move Silently -1 0.0 -1 0
Perform (Untrained) -1 0.0 -1 0
Ride 1 2.0 -1 0
Search 1 1.0 0 0
Sense Motive 1 0.0 1 0
Speak Language 0 0.5 0 0
Spot 1 0.0 1 0
Survival 4 3.0 1 0
Swim 3 1.0 2 0
Use Rope 1 2.0 -1 0
-------------------------- Feats ---------------------------
Improved Unarmed Strike
-------------------- Special Abilities ---------------------

------------------------ Templates -------------------------
Base Race Type, Base Race Type ~ Humanoid
-------------------------- Combat --------------------------
Total / Touch / Flat Footed
AC: 9 / 9 / 9
Initiative: -1
BAB: +1
Melee tohit: +3
Ranged tohit: +0
Fortitude: +1
Reflex: -1
Will: +1
Unarmed attack:
to hit: +3
damage: 1d3+2
critical: 20/x2
--------------------- Special Abilities --------------------

------------------------- Equipment ------------------------
Total weight carried: 0 lbs.
Current load: Light
Light: 58
Medium: 116
Heavy: 175
--------------------------- Magic --------------------------

------------------------ Description -----------------------
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 190 lbs. Gender: Male
Eyes: Hair: , Skin:
Dominant Hand: Right Quirks: ,
Speech style: Quotable:
Full Description

Edited: Weapons: Great Axe and Studded Leather Armor

I will do a back story later but let me know if ok.

gjb911169 fucked around with this message on 2015/11/06 at 10:29:31.
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Aaron you took to long so I filled out your character details + spells here. Jump in the game thread motherfucker, you can work out how the spells work as we go.
So uh, don't suppose anyone else wants to play? Three players is generally the minimum for a workable DnD game.
I am quite literally just waiting for a post from Aaron before I move the plot along. Just as a heads up.
You can't make an omelette without ruthlessly crushing dozens of eggs beneath your steel boot and then publicly disemboweling the chickens that laid them as a warning to others.

OCC: Well I guess the quest is over. Have not seen anything happen in a while. Definitely want to finish this.
Probably better to discuss this here rather than in the play thread.

Honestly I don't think we should keep going with this unless we all commit to 1 post ever 1-2 days to keep the momentum going. Since the whole forum is basically dead by this point I'd say that isn't going to happen. Thanks for trying anyway, Toementor. At least we got one combat done, which is better than the Call of Cthulhu game I tried running here a few years ago.
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Yeah, I’m not sure this is going to happen unless we find some way to make this forum less dead. I’m out of ideas, personally, apart from messaging the entire member base again, which I don’t really want to do again because of what resulted the last time I tried that, or doing a Facebook message of the style Zack did a few years ago, which I’m too lazy to do and I’m not sure would even motivate people the way Zack messaging them did. If anyone has any better ideas, I’d like to hear them; I certainly don’t like this place being so dead, but I’m not entirely sure I have enough enthusiasm to revive the place on my own, especially when other people seem to care so little. I’ll probably leave this place open, but as far as I can tell the place basically died with the hostility that happened after that brief resurgence Zack instated. I’m not entirely bothered; we had a pretty good run that outlasted that of a lot of other lesser message boards, and we definitely had a large share of quality posts throughout the years. I’m sort of thinking I don’t really need the responsibility of running a message board anymore anyway; I’m finding I’ve enjoyed myself most on the internets these past several months at the Free Thought Talk Forum and Chat Emporium, where I have no responsibilities to speak of.

Anyway, yeah, thanks for trying, Toe; it’s a shame this didn’t really take off. It was fun while it lasted.

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“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can’t lick ’em, join ’em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe happy man, nor make any celebration of joy.”
-Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

“I never knew a man could tell so many lies
He had a different story for every set of eyes
How can he remember who he’s talking to?
’Cause I know it ain’t me, and I hope it isn’t you”
-Neil Young, “Ambulance Blues”
I’m armed to the teeth
Like a fucking animal
I ruin everything
I get my bony hands on

And here we go now over the bridge of sighs
We will get a cross like Christ, crucified
It’s like a birth but it is in reverse
Never gets better, always gets worse
Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose vis-à-vis an introduction, so let me simply add that it’s my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
Vaulting, veering, vomiting up the values that victimized me, feeling vast,
feeling virginal... was this how he felt? This verve, this vitality... this vision...

La voie... la vérité... la vie.
The Dead Flag Blues
The car is on fire, and there’s no driver at the wheel, and the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides, and a dark wind blows. The government is corrupt, and we’re on so many drugs with the radio on and the curtains drawn. We are trapped in the belly of this horrible machine, and the machine is bleeding to death. The sun has fallen down, and the billboards are all leering, and the flags are all dead at the top of their poles.

It went like this: The buildings tumbled in on themselves; mothers clutching babies picked through the rubble and pulled out their hair. The skyline was beautiful on fire, all twisted metal stretching upwards, everything washed in a thin orange haze. I said, “Kiss me, you are beautiful; these are truly the last days.” You grabbed my hand, and we fell into it like a daydream or a fever.

We woke up one morning and fell a little further down; for sure it’s the valley of death. I open up my wallet, and it’s full of blood.
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Smashing Pumpkins
we can watch the world devoured in its hate.
The late prophet Bill Hicks
I’m so sick of arming the world and then sending troops over to destroy the fucking arms, you know what I mean? We keep arming these little countries then we go and blow the shit out of ’em. We’re like the bullies of the world, you know. We’re like Jack Palance in the movie Shane, throwing the pistol at the sheep herder’s feet: “Pick it up.” “I don’t wanna pick it up, mister; you’ll shoot me.” “Pick up the gun.” “Mister, I don’t want no trouble, huh. I just came downtown here to get some hard rock candy for my kids, some gingham for my wife. I don’t even know what gingham is, but she goes through about ten rolls a week of that stuff. I ain’t looking for no trouble, mister.” “Pick up the gun.” Boom, boom. “You all saw him. He had a gun.”

moar I’ll show you politics in America. Here it is, right here. “I think the puppet on the right shares my beliefs.” “I think the puppet on the left is more to my liking.” “Hey, wait a minute, there’s one guy holding out both puppets!” “Shut up! Go back to bed, America! Your government is in control. Here's Love Connection. Watch this and get fat and stupid. By the way, keep drinking beer, you fucking morons.”

All governments are liars and murderers. Go back to bed, America! Your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America! Your government is in control again. Here, here’s American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up! Go back to bed, America! Here is American Gladiators; here is 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards bang their fucking skulls together and congratulate you on living in the land of freedom! Here you go, America: You are free to do what we tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!

The Supreme Court says pornography is anything without artistic merit that causes sexual thoughts, that’s their definition, essentially. No artistic merit, causes sexual thoughts. Hmm… Sounds like… every commercial on television, doesn’t it? You know, when I see those two twins on that Doublemint commercial? I’m not thinking of gum. I am thinking of chewing, so maybe that’s the connection they’re trying to make.

I have this feeling man, ’cause you know, it’s just a handful of people who run everything, you know… that’s true, it’s provable. It’s not… I’m not a fucking conspiracy nut; it’s provable. A handful, a very small elite, run and own these corporations, which include the mainstream media. I have this feeling that whoever is elected president, like Clinton was, no matter what you promise on the campaign trail – blah, blah, blah – when you win, you go into this smoke-filled room with the twelve industrialist capitalist scumfucks who got you in there. And you’re in this smoky room, and this little film screen comes down, and a big guy with a cigar goes, “Roll the film.” And it’s a shot of the Kennedy assassination from an angle you’ve never seen before that looks suspiciously like it’s from the grassy knoll. And then the screen goes up and the lights come up, and they go to the new president, “Any questions?” “Er, just what my agenda is.” “First we bomb Baghdad.” “You got it…”

They don’t want the voice of reason spoken, folks, ’cause otherwise, we’d be free. Otherwise, we wouldn’t believe their fucking horseshit lies, nor the fucking propaganda machine of the mainstream media and buy their horseshit products that we don’t fucking need and become a third world consumer fucking plantation, which is what we’re becoming. Fuck them! They are liars and murderers. All governments are liars and murderers, and I am now Jesus, and this is MY compound.

The world is like a ride at an amusement park. It goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it’s very brightly coloured and it’s very loud and it’s fun for awhile. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question, is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, “hey – don't worry, don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride…” And we… kill those people. Haha. “Shut him up. We have a lot invested in this ride. Shut him up. Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account and my family. This just has to be real.” It’s just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok. Jesus murdered; Martin Luther King mudered; Malcolm X murdered; Gandhi murdered; John Lennon murdered; Reagan… wounded. But it doesn’t matter because it’s just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one. Here’s what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defences each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace. Thank you; you’ve been great.

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I mean, I'm still more than happy to keep it going. lel

Pro hint: Someone just walk through the friggin door! There's high-ground just through it with plenty of observatiohnal perks. Jeez!

I was gonna let the tracker dude - what was his name again? lel - go first, but I thought, let the PCs do the things! Agrilond is just there for support and plot sorta filler! Heh
You can't make an omelette without ruthlessly crushing dozens of eggs beneath your steel boot and then publicly disemboweling the chickens that laid them as a warning to others.

If we do choose to keep going, some more OOC discussion might help. Having to make every post in-character can be a bit daunting. When I play RPGs face-to-face there's usually a mix of general discussion/strategizing and in-character play.
I'd say you're spot on there, Drav. There's never exactly perfectly fluid play like they'd like you to believe in examples of play in like rulebooks and shit. Heh. There's always banter and discussion inbetween actual action.
You can't make an omelette without ruthlessly crushing dozens of eggs beneath your steel boot and then publicly disemboweling the chickens that laid them as a warning to others.

Name: Kiris Van
Race: Elemental
Class: Fighter
Gender: Male
Alignment: Neutral Good
God: San'Kirith
Lvl: 1

STR: 21 (+5)
DEX: 10
CON: 18 (+4)
INT: 7 (-2)
WIS: 10
CHA: 9 (-1)

HP: 14
AC: 20
Touch AC: 16
Flat-foot AC: 20
Speed: 25 FT
Initiative: 0

Fortitude: +7
Reflex: +0
Will: +2

Base attack Bonus: 6
Grapple: +5

Greatclub (1d12 damage, 19-20 crit/2x DMG/20lb)

Scale Mail (+4)
Note: Cannot wear Metal Armour

Power Attack (+5 to attack at the cost of -5 AC for one round)
Cleave (Carry attack to further targets if first is destroyed)

Special abilities:
Botany (Minor) - can identify most plants, even those not native to current environments/climates.

Languages: Common, Kishel (no one here speaks this, and he'll revert to it for common words he can't make out properly)

Intimidate 4
Profession: Biology 2
Knowledge: Nature 1
Survival: 1
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Most of the links for the D&D resources in the other thread aren't working for me so I had to use other sources to put together my character. I also lack a character sheet template to put everything into so for now it’s just in a text document. I'll edit it later to add other stuff. I don't really know how much wealth is given to purchase starting equipment.

Name: Saffron Periwinkle
Level: 1
Race: Gnome
Size: Small
Class: Druid
Gender: Female
Age: 70
Alignment: Neutral Good
Low light vision
Languages: Common, Gnome, Druidic, Sylvan

Str: 7 (-2)
Wis: 15 (+2)
Dex: 15 (+2)
Cha: 7 (-2)
Con: 14 (+2)
Int: 13 (+1)

HP: 10
Size: Small
Speed: 20ft
Fortitude: +2
Reflex: 0
Will: +2
BAB: 0
AC: 15
Touch AC: 13
Flat-footed AC: 12

Racial bonuses
+2 on hearing checks
+2 for saving throws against illusion spells and effects
+1 DC to saving throws against illusion spells cast (stacks with similar abilities, such as spell focus)
+1 attack bonus against kobolds and goblinoids (goblins, hobgoblins and bugbears)
+4 dodge bonus to AC against giant type enemies (trolls, hill giants, ogres). When they lose their Dex bonus to AC (ex: when flat-footed), they lose their dodge bonus as well
+2 racial bonus to craft(alchemy) checks

Class abilities
Wild Empathy: 1d20 + Druid lvl +Cha modifier to improve demanor of an animal (range of 30ft)
Nature Sense: +2 on Knowledge (nature) and survival checks
Animal Companion (see below)

Weapon proficiencies
Gnome hooked hammer
Any natural attacks (claw, bite) of a form assumed with wild shape

Armour proficiencies: Light, medium, shields

2 daggers
20 Darts
Leather armor
Traveller's outfit
Winter outfit

Belt pouch
4 day's trail rations
Winter blanket
Flint and steel
Signal whistle
Block and tackle

Spell component pouch
Holly and Mistletoe
10-foot pole
Climber's kit
Healer's kit

Spells per day
Lvl 0: 3

Lvl 1: 1 +1

Lvl 2: +1

Lvl 3: -

Lvl 4: -

Lvl 5: -

Feats: Weapon Finesse (use Dex modifier on attack rolls for light melee weapons)

Skills (with favored skill bonus)
Concentration (1) +3
Handle Animal (4) +3
Heal (2) +3
Hide (2)
Knowledge (nature) (2) +3
Listen (1) +3
Move Silently (2)
Profession (Hunter) (2) +3
Spellcraft (1) +3
Spot (1) +3
Survival (2) +3

Animal Companion

Name: Paul
Level: 1
Species: Eagle
Bonus HD: 0
NA bonus: 0
Str/Dex bonus: 0
Bonus tricks: 1

Druid abilities for animal companion
Link: Can be handled as a free action and pushed as a move action. +4 bonus on Handle Animal checks for this animal.

Share Spells: Spells druid casts on themselves can be applied to animal companion. If the spell duration isn't instantaneous, the effect is lost if the animal goes beyond 5ft, even if they return before the duration ends. Spells with target 'you' can be cast on animal companion as a touch range spell instead of on themselves. Spell effects can be shared even if they don't normally affect creatures of the companion's type.

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