View Full Version : Death is just the Beginning, DD3.5 in Marietta Ga

09-25-2011, 08:41 PM
Campaign: Death is only the Beginning
System: DD3.5
Starting level: 5

Starting Classes: Normal
Races: Normal for Faerun

This campaign revolves around characters that are already dead and didn't make it through the pearly gates (or their equivalent) for a reason of your own devising. Kelemvor, a God of the Dead and the Law of the “Just Death” has singled your characters out because your deaths were unjust and due to certain rules about his domain and his role, he has to give you the opportunity to redeem yourselves.

You, the player, will devise a suitably difficult task you will have to perform for your death to be redeemed and your life returned.

That does not mean that he will allow you to rise as undead, for Kelemvor HATES undead and destroys them at every opportunity. No, he will offer you one of two options: 1) To assume the body of one who's spirit has fled in order to set right your wrongs OR 2) To rise as an Undying, a special form of creature that is technically neither dead nor alive, crafted from the earth of a grave and the bones of your corpse and into which is poured some of Kelemvor's power to grant it the semblance of life. You will be given a timeframe to accomplish your redemption and if you fail, the death become permanent and you will remain in the Dark until you have expatiated your sins normally, though now tormented with the fact that you were given the chance and you failed.

Neither of these forms are immortal and clearly, both can be killed.

Any actions you take while attempting your redemption can lead to more time in the dark if you fail or cancel the “unjust” ruling in your own death, depending on circumstances. You will also be given three Taboos, things you must not do, lest you immediately fall back into the Darkness and your chance be lost.

When you are returned to the mortal world, you will have to find your own way to accomplish your goals, though you can assist one another.

I decided to dust this campaign off and try for a restart with a new group. Anybody down?

09-26-2011, 10:48 AM
I have one player interested, anybody else?