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    Vaults of Silence: Character Creation Discussion

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    Talking to Arkhemedes I was just wanting to do a formal head count on who's going to be in the group / interested in playing the Ravenloft PBP we're hosting here in Gardens of Stone. Also anything that we can do to help each other out (tactics, group composition, etc.)

    So Here's my part:

    Hello, Tamerath Here, formally annoucing his interest hehehe

    What I'm Interested in playing: I'll be an Eladrin (or Moon Elf if 3.5 or 2nd) Ranger

    So what's everyone else thinking so far?

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    Okay, if it's just Tamerath, Thoth and me for players I figure we need a warrior, a mage and a cleric for the group. Baron did not mention wizard in his list of classes. So unless that's an oversight I guess either Thoth or I will need to play a sorcerer. I'm fine with either one. I've suggested cleric for me because I have all the info on Ezra and the Morninglord. Not sure what Thoth has though. But I can go either way. I sure would not be disappointed playing an arcane spellcaster as wizards have always been my favorite. But again I stress it's got to be 2e or 3.5 if I'm to get involved.
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    For simplicity's sake it will be 3.x, and sorceror is mentioned as a class in Barovia, but wizard is not...there was no oversight...you should know that i don't make oversights when it comes to Ravenloft...
    'Justice, like lightning, ever should appear to few men's ruin, but to all men's fear.'

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    Okay, got an update from Thoth. Looks like he'll be doing the sorcerer. So I'll be looking at running the cleric.
    "Plan?...There ain't no plan!" - Pigkiller

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkhemedes View Post
    Okay, got an update from Thoth. Looks like he'll be doing the sorcerer. So I'll be looking at running the cleric.
    Awesome, I'll be the Fighter Then

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    I'm going to need your character concepts before the end of the week, race, background...how you became interested in the class that you are...all the good stuff...don't forget how you came to barovia...if you have any questions on the stuff i'm looking for, consult the character creation threads i've posted here...
    'Justice, like lightning, ever should appear to few men's ruin, but to all men's fear.'

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    Don't know if you got my message in a bottle, Thoth. But its all right here in the Gardens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron_Samedi View Post
    For simplicity's sake it will be 3.x, and sorceror is mentioned as a class in Barovia, but wizard is not...there was no oversight...you should know that i don't make oversights when it comes to Ravenloft...
    Actually Baron, the Gazetteer says wizards are rare but they are not unheard of in Barovia. No oversights, huh?
    Last edited by Arkhemedes; 06-22-2009 at 09:01 AM. Reason: Automerged Double Post
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    Alrighty Ark...(gloves come off, knuckles cracked...)

    You are right, wizards are rare...HOWEVER...since Strahd has kept a majority of the country illiterate, it is unlikely that an educated arcanist is going to be native to Barovia...An experienced wizard would be quite unwelcome in his realm, and draw attention. However if a stray wizard wanders into town...who knows?
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    Alright...here's the scoop for Character Creation...

    Follow the guidelines for character creation as listed in the PHB 3.x. Technically all races listed are acceptable, in addition to the races described in the Ravenloft Campaign Setting book...however, i've stated since we're in Barovia i would recommend Human, elf, half-elf, halfling, dwarf or half-vistani...

    if you want to use feats not used in the PHB or RCS, let me know where you found the information...

    As for equipment, use the gold issued at the time of creation for your class, and add a one time bonus of 25 GP.

    Any other questions, let me know...
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    Another thing...all characters need to be submitted as soon as possible...I'll be starting the game on July 1st...i'll start off with one character at first and incorporate others as needed...less of a headache and lets everyone get used to it before jumping in...i'll let everyone know when there up to bat...

    any questions, you know what to do...
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    Once again, great job on all the rules Baron. Looks like you have the bases cover pretty good. I won't be able to work on my character much until Wednesday, but you should be getting something from me soon after that, perhaps even that night.
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    Baron, how would you prefer we roll up ability scores? Or are you doing the point buy method?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamerath View Post
    Baron, how would you prefer we roll up ability scores? Or are you doing the point buy method?

    Excellent question, despite the preparations, i always seem to miss something...

    Let's go ahead and use the following array:

    16 14 13 12 11 10

    I've used this for some time and have had excellent success with it.
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    Another question for you Baron. I'm currently coming up with ideas for my character's background. My question is: Do you have a starting date for this campaign? I tend to put a few dates in my backgrounds such as birth dates and it would be helpful to have a starting date though not necessary.

    Also, another important date no matter where you are in the Core is the Grand Conjunction. In my Ravenloft campaign the Grand Conjunction took place on the 31st of October, 740 BC and lasted for about four days until it was reversed. I'm sure your version of Ravenloft is different though. Can you give me any dates on this?
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    No problem, Ark...

    I've decided that the campaign is going to start in the second week of November in 757...the winter weather in Barovia is starting to turn bad...cold temperatures made worse by winds coming off of the Balinok mountains...some of the mountain passes are beginning to ice up...Higher elevations are starting to accumulate snow and ice...Teufeldorf is going to be our starting location, or at least in that general area.

    Any other questions, let me know...
    'Justice, like lightning, ever should appear to few men's ruin, but to all men's fear.'

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    Do we need to be natives of Barovia? I'm assuming that our backgrounds should explain how or why we got to Teufeldorf if we're not already natives of the city, right? I'm going with a cleric of Ezra, btw...I think.
    Last edited by Arkhemedes; 06-24-2009 at 06:09 PM.
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    If you want to be natives, that's fine, but outsiders are alright as well. Just make sure your class and race are acceptable from your nation of origin. Example: Mordent doesn't have barbarians, G'Henna doesn't have clerics...Markovia doesn't have humans...

    And yes, be sure to include why you came to Barovia...I might need to tweak your characters abit to fit seamlessly into the adventure, but it i'll talk it over with the players if that is necessary and make sure its within the parameters of your characteristics...it is the player's character after all...
    'Justice, like lightning, ever should appear to few men's ruin, but to all men's fear.'

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