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Toementor
Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)

I like playing Dungeons & Dragons over the internet. If I were to DM/host a campaign on here via play-by-post would anyone be keen to play? Idk. Just a thought. I've tried setting up forums for such in the past, but seems it was hard to try to persuade folk to regularly check them, let alone even come back.

Just a thought.
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Depending how much of a time commitment it would be, I'd be up for it. Though it's not like I actually have much to do with my time right now anyway so I'd probably be up for it regardless.
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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.
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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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Drav
Sure. Which version?
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Toementor
Unlike real-time games, at least play-by-post lets the group take the pace to their own leisure. The only real downside would be members of the group not checking the thread at least once a day/night or something to keep it flowing reasonably.

Drav wrote: Sure. Which version?
I've only ever played v3.5. So that one I guess. Mostly because I don't like the sounds of some of the classes in the new versions. Even if arcane spellcasters seem to have been rounded out.
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The only reason I'd recommend 5th edition over the others is that the basic rules are free, and I'm pretty sure most people here don't have much/any tabletop experience. But I guess 3.5 has the OGL so the basic rules should be available for free somewhere anyway.
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Toementor
Other than the only reason of mentioning v3.5 because of being the only I've played is that I've got all the needed manuals and handbooks.

Though I suppose I could be open to 5. Are the basic rules really that much different?
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Well, if we're just talking about the basic rules then they're a lot simpler. No feats and only the four main races/classes. In terms of the full game, someone's made a summary of the major differences here.

But if you have all the 3.5 books and are willing to provide people with the info they need for chargen etc. then you might as well go with what you know.

Drav fucked around with this message on 2015/09/07 at 00:19:38.
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Toementor
I have old threads/info/tools(resources, handbooks, rolling characters, an introduction to play-by-post, etc) set for transfer that I and a buddy created some time back specifically for PbP. All that we need is- is willing candidates.
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shade
3.5 rules online for free: http://www.d20srd.org/
I prefer pathfinder if you're going the 3.5 route, as it fixes problems with 3.5: http://www.d20pfsrd.com/
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Toementor
Can't say I've ever played Pathfinder. What's the differences other than rule fixes? Good links tho, man!
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http://rpg.stackexchange.com/questio...and-pathfinder

This is a good start of items different. The biggest thing I liked was that they fixed spell casters to not be terribly useless at low levels.
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Toementor
Always a good fix. Trying to convince someone to play some sort of arcane spellcaster was always a hassle. Those low hitpoints never looked convincing I guess. Then again, I never really left my comfy Cleric job. Heh.

Can I put you down as in?
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Yeah sure. I'll play whichever ruleset. It has been awhile, so I'll have to re-read up on any of them, but thats fine. I've seen D&D played on forums before, but there's usually an addon to do dice rolling. Does something like that exist on FG currently or how do you plan on handling dice?
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Drav
FTR if you actually want to get this up and running I wouldn't wait around too long. Three or four players is probably about as many as you can expect from this place.
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Toementor
Sweet as. Been busy with a flat/house move lately but I'll get onto tweaking some things. Everyone can rol their characters now if they want.
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Damn, I'd be pretty interested but I can't stand 3E/3.5...
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Kane wrote: Damn, I'd be pretty interested but I can't stand 3E/3.5...
OOC: Very well. You can take that two-time heavyweight championship belt somewhere else then if you want...
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Drav
Yeah, let's keep the stuff that isn't directly related to the campaign in the general DnD thread.
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Toementor
Drav wrote: Yeah, let's keep the stuff that isn't directly related to the campaign in the general DnD thread.
Yeah, I thought this was in the Campaign thread. Cheers for moving it, bud.
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Weapons

I am going to use a Great Axe which is 2 handed and have studded leather armor.
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Drav
Don't want to guilt anyone too much but since Toementor has gone to the trouble of setting this up it would be good if everyone who said they'd play could start posting in the game thread. Don't overthink it, just post whatever.

Toementor, shall I move the actual play to it's own thread? It might make it more obvious that we've started.
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Toementor
Drav wrote: Don't want to guilt anyone too much but since Toementor has gone to the trouble of setting this up it would be good if everyone who said they'd play could start posting in the game thread. Don't overthink it, just post whatever.

Toementor, shall I move the actual play to it's own thread? It might make it more obvious that we've started.

That's a pretty grand idea there, Drav. Go for it. That way, should anyone want to join, they can post it up in the other thread without disrupting the flow of the gameplay thread.
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Drav
Done: http://fools-gold.org/forum/showthread.php?t=64632
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Drav
Also, for all you nerds our there:

Chainmail

(don't ask how much I paid for it)
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Roger Mexico, Gentleman
How many times more than $5?
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Toementor
My loins have become moist. The artwork in those are pretty neato.
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If by neato you mean rad.

And by rad you mean so poorly that it's totally awesome.
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Drav
The art is bad but I'd rather look at this than some of the "dungeon punk" 4E stuff.
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Roger Mexico, Gentleman
Yeah, Eberron was a thing.
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D&D Basic Rules Cyclopedia~~~~

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