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Sunless Citadel 5e pbp

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As I wanna get more experience DMing 5e before ReaperCon this year & flipping through Tales of the Yawning Portal, I thought I'd see if there was any interest in running a Sunless Citadel 5e game here. I loved the adventure in 3.5, it was actually one of the last sitdown @ home games I ran before my friends/gamers all scattered across the state/area.

 

Let me know here if you are interested.

Basic 5e rules:  http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules

 

 Basic/PH 5e rules with the options to play the UA ranger or PH ranger & UA artficer. Races can come from the following: PH, Elemental Evil Player's Guide (minus the aracockra & with this being a dungeon crawl, a goliath might not be the best choice either. Sword Coast & Volo's 5e (thou this one needs DM's approval before proceeding.)

 

I will probably set this in the Forgotten Realms as well.

 

Other then that standard character generation. Looking for 5 players.

 

I'd like to start around May 1st.

thanks!

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I haven't played 5E since the playtest so I am a bit curious to see how it turned out.  I don't own any of the books so I would have to stick with with the basic classes I see online.

 

Did WOTC ever release 5E as a set?  My 4E and C&C sets look nice on the shelf.

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5 hours ago, Auberon said:

Did WOTC ever release 5E as a set?  My 4E and C&C sets look nice on the shelf.

 

http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules

 

Also if you do a 5e background search on the G, you'll come up with most if not all of the official ones. I'll allow any of the official ones. The basic/PH ones are kinda limited IMHO.

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There hasn't really been much in terms of expansion for Backgrounds, aside from the SCAG. (even then a number of them are just very Forgotten Realms-specific variants of PHB backgrounds)

 

IMO there should be some flexibility on what a background brings, especially in terms of the skill proficiencies gained. I don't see every person who was an entertainer before they were an adventurer being proficient in Acrobatics, or every soldier-turned-adventurer be proficient in Intimidation.

But that's up to the DM, when I allow this flexibility I still have final say on whether the suggested customization can work or not.

 

Also I'm not sure what's restrictive about Goliaths.... They're big sure, but they still register as Medium-sized creatures. But I don't think I'll play a Goliath.

My current ideas:

Human paladin (Daton Sungold)

Elf swashbuckler or fighter

Firbolg cleric

Dragonborn sorcerer

Human barbarian

Half-elf monk

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I'm game assuming you don't expect instant replies.  Not that it would be a week or anything like that but obviously during the day I am not always constantly online, etc.  but I do check fairly regularly.

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I'd like timely replies but no I'm not wanting a post as soon as I get a response up.

 

If SC goes well & the party wants to, I'd also like to move on to Forge of Fury as well, but we'll see how SC goes first.

 

As far as the Goliath, I was thinking more of being enclosed & such, but seeing they are Medium size, that won't be a problem. I wasn't banning them of course. Aarakocra thou has flight at 1st level which is a big advantage. Thus, they aren't allowed. Firbolg is interesting thou as I've always known them to be large size creatures. I see 5e/Volo has them down to medium for PC use.

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That shouldn't be a problem Haldir.  I usually check the forums pretty regularly most days provided I'm not completely tied down with work, out of town, etc.  Obviously if I am going to be out of town (or otherwise unavailable for a period of time) I'll also let everyone know ahead of time.

 

No idea on what I want to play yet though, might wait and see what other people select first, but will start tossing some ideas around my head this evening. 

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I'm down to play.  If you you have extra people who want to play they can take my spot as I'm in two other games right now.

 

Not sure on race or class.  I can pick based on what others take to fill gaps.

 

In backgrounds, the PHB gives the formula for building your own.  I usually don't mind as a DM as long as it is internally consistent (no logger background giving proficiency in Arcane and Religion)

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32 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

I'm down to play.  If you you have extra people who want to play they can take my spot as I'm in two other games right now.

 

Not sure on race or class.  I can pick based on what others take to fill gaps.

 

In backgrounds, the PHB gives the formula for building your own.  I usually don't mind as a DM as long as it is internally consistent (no logger background giving proficiency in Arcane and Religion)

 

Whaddya mean I can't use magic to cut down these holy trees?  :P

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6 hours ago, haldir said:
11 hours ago, Auberon said:

Did WOTC ever release 5E as a set?  My 4E and C&C sets look nice on the shelf.

 

http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules

 

Also if you do a 5e background search on the G, you'll come up with most if not all of the official ones. I'll allow any of the official ones. The basic/PH ones are kinda limited IMHO.

 

Given the speed at which pbps move, I'm not particularly interested in trying to keep track of spells.  It looks like that leaves me with barbarian, fighter, monk, & rogue as my likely choices.

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Post in the acqusition thread make me want to build a dwarves wizard.  I like spell casters.  But I'll still let everyone else pick first.

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I feel like a bunch of us are saying "you guys pick first!"...

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Fine....Dwarf Wizard! ::P:

 

Unless someone else wants the Arcane caster that is.

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I'm leaning toward a Ranger but will let y'all know tomorrow. 

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