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Is there anyone who might be interested in a PBP 4e GURPS lite (rules light, no crazy math) portal horror/ mystery modern day adventure.
1) Gurps 4e is published by Steve Jackson Games, and the free "lite" version of the rules is available online here.
2) This world is adapted by me from the fiction of Ian Rogers with my own additions.
3) Character creation rules
NO MAGIC OR SUPER POWERS or cinematic skills/abilities
100 points available up to 50 points in disadvantages and 5 quirks as well. If your character concept is disabled, then there's leeway to go over this, but needs discussion with me first
If you have 4e books or the character creator app, feel free to go for it. Otherwise I will post a list of templates and where they're located that I've vetted to guide you beyond the lite rules.
A skill at 12/13 is considered professional quality. higher gets you a better ability to handle tough situations and improve chance at a critical. Really high skills might get notoriety (could be good or bad).
Useful guidance http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?p=369148
Also this free pdf condensing skills info should be useful
4) This is set in Toronto and Ontario Canada primarily. Your character doesn't need to be from there, you just need to have an idea of what you're doing there, and specifically to start, what you're doing in the PATH specifically (this will be how you are all introduced). After reading about the world basics, you will also need to think about any supernatural/ blacklands experience your character has had... if any, and if/how they were affected by it.
The World Basics
I'm hoping to be able to do a few posts a week, but because I'm new to this, and have limited availability it might be slower than I want. I'm unsure about the number of players - this could work with only a few.
More later. Feel free to ask questions or express interest.
If you have and use a skill that will allow you to obtain info/ achieve goal to advance plot, that will happen. I won't make people roll until something happens or things end.
This site seems to have a decent character generator. There`s step-by-step at the top of the page, and it auto-calculates. Please print to pdf or printscreen or recopy. so I can review. If you need a template, please let me know. Please set point maximum to 100 (it defaulted to 300 for me).
Current Characters list:
1)Magnus Albertson @Dilvish the Deliverer
3) Sam Travis @Corsair
5) Raoul @Colonel Kane
6) Morgan Faustus @Kangaroorex
There will be a hard cap at 6 players. And maybe only 5 total. We're closing in on being able to start things.
I think I've decided on what adventure to run:
Seers of the Drowned City
This is a 6th level adventure.
Stats, roll 4d6 drop the lowest die
No evil alignments, CN allowed
HPs, Max 1st level & then either avg or roll, ignoring 1s.
Gear: As I said before work with me on what you want for your level. Normal equipment, you can have, even plate if you want but remember the title of the adventure. Magical items: Hmmm it's been awhile but since this adventure is kinda of a sequel to Ire of the Storm, I'm gonna draw the treasures out of that one & post & let the party pick what they want out of that.
Class: Everything, including Unchained versions
Races: Hmmm work with me but I'm flexible
Traits: Allowed, up to 2.
Any questions: Post here & I'll do my best to answer.
If you have any interest, feel free to post. First 4 are definitely in & possible 5th or 6th.
With me having a home 5e game now, I'm letting my Pathfinder knowledge slip a bit so I wanna at least keep 1st ed alive for me till 2nd comes out.
The City that Dripped Blood
An Adventure for Fifth Edition and Swords & Wizardry!
Frog God Games is proud to announce The City that Dripped Blood, the first in a four part series centered in and around the city Temelpa. This mid-level adventure is written by D & D Legend Steve Winter, whose credits include over 30 years of best selling games, adventures, and supplements for some of the most popular RPG companies in the industry. He has played a part in many of the most beloved titles from Star Frontiers to the Fifth Edition rule books. He was a contributor most recently to the Frog God Games' Quests of Doom 4 series. Steve's incredible legacy and experience in the RPG world makes The City that Dripped Blood a perfect Indiegogo project debut title.
Temelpa, an ancient walled city on a forgotten trade route, thought to be abandoned ages ago, and now, the adventurers find themselves besieged within.
Unable to leave their refuge, the adventurers will quickly discover the city is inhabited, not deserted as initially believed, by an ancient society. They will soon be embroiled in the affairs of a twisted caste system built on servitude and cannibalism and headed by an inter-dimensional vampiric overlord.
This open-ended adventure allows the GM to unleash an array of unique monsters, factional power struggles, and intriguing plots upon the characters as they fight and scheme to stay alive, entrapped in a hostile city where they are viewed as useful pawns or a tasty exotic meal.
Can the characters hold out until the siege is broken and escape with their lives? Will they champion the cause of the downtrodden and upend the social order? Or will they be the main course for the next cannibalistic feast?
Welcome to the City!
The City That Dripped Blood - available in either Fifth Edition or Swords & Wizardry versions, is an adventure for mid-level characters inside you will find-
New creatures and new variants NPC Cultists and unusual citizens are spread across various districts and factions. All under the shadow of the two ziggurats which stand menacing guard over the decrepit. desert city where the player characters begin. Options for and potential hooks are provided, but the design lends itself to modifications, GM tailored for their ongoing campaigns.
The Tiny Print Run
Frog God Games is testing a new approach with the launch of this project- almost the inverse of how we design our crowdfunding projects on Kickstarter. We call it the 'Tiny Print Run'.
Thus, Indiegogo projects by Frog God Games will-
Be short in duration Be limited to a single title Have options priced between $5-$30 Have simple fulfillment process that does not use Backerkit Since 2012 our crowdfunding approach has been extravagant in every way. Ambitious with massive page counts, plus numerous add-on options and stretch goals. All supporting a primary title itself as many as 990 pages.
This has resulted in Kickstarter's with memorable pledge rewards that include top-quality hardcover books with sometimes dozens of stretch goal bonuses and add-on extras. These are awesome AND they are expensive.
Is Frog God Games giving up on Kickstarter?
No. Far from it, in fact these smaller projects are happening in response to the feedback we have heard from both fans and 'almost' fans alike. We hear the request for less expensive options for our projects and products all the time. A second frequent desire expressed to us, whether at conventions, on social media or in email, is for a larger selection of smaller, faster-paced adventures that can be completed in 2-3 sessions and not necessitate a full two year campaign.
Additionally, Frog God Games has grown in both sales and audience awareness. This opportunity will give us the additional resources to invest in the very best books in all of our formats. Thus we have launched the first of, what we hope are frequent, 'Tiny Print Run' campaigns on Indiegogo.
With the wishes of the fans in mind, this and future Indiegogo projects will fund standalone projects that are both affordable and fun. This project, as well future Tiny Print Run projects, is narrowly focused. This meansThe City that Dripped Blood will only have two reward options-
1. A softcover, full-color copy of The City that Dripped Blood which is at least 24 pages long and includes the PDF version
2. The City that Dripped Blood in PDF
There will be no paid add-on options and all additional funds raised focus on making the highest quality module the funding can buy. Supporters will select a rules system when they make the reward selection. For City that Dripped Blood that is a choice between Fifth Edition or Swords & Wizardry (other systems or system agnostic content is possible with future projects).
As of the project launch The City that Dripped Blood manuscript is complete for Fifth Edition. It is currently being edited and converted to Swords & Wizardry. The module will be published, what is unknown is how much we raise to improve this release for everyone.
What more supporters will mean for the project
The level of quality we want to bring to The City of Dripped Blood is, at a minimum, similar softcover releases from larger companies. An example of this is a Wizards of the Coast Adventurer's League softcover. We have the potential to do even better and that is what 18 days will be focused on.
The best way surpass our quality goal for every supporter (PDF only and/or Print and PDF) is-
Commission more art from top artists Create more cartography pieces/offer more mapping resources Create PDF player handouts like creature cards or treasure maps Other options that are cutting edge and unique which only funding makes possible The first and most important is to invest in top-quality, custom color art beginning with the cover. At Frog God we have a dedicated gentleman named Casey Christofferson whose job it is to procure great art. His only constraint is his budget, which is were supporters like you come in.
The biggest milestone will be upgrading from a planned half-page illustration to a full-page color cover by a top artist similar to the examples above. After we have enough funding for the cover we will add additional internal art pieces (possibly full page).
Softcover Specific Goals
The best paper we can afford. Glossy durable pages that showcase the art as it deserves. A thick, glossy cover stock Maps/charts/tables reprinted on the interior covers for reference (duplex cover printing) Signed copies and a few really special options if the funding really takes off NOTE ON AVAILABILITY: The softcover is likely to be a single print run. The number of units we print will be determined by how many supporters choose the The City of Dripped Blood softcover. We have no plans to offer the softcover for general sale after this project ends, so this is the best way to guarantee a copy for yourself in print.
Shipping and Distribution
Shipping is simple for those who select the a softcover copy of The City of Dripped Blood.
$5 shipping fee will be added upon checkout for supporters in the United States. $15 shipping fee will be added upon checkout for supporters in the European Union, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The PDF that comes with the softcover option will be fulfilled as outlined below. PDF Distribution
The digital copies will be fulfilled using the Frog God Games Website. There will be no pledge manager so once the book or PDF is ready we will fulfill using contact information from Indiegogo.
Link to project!
Starfinder: Dead Suns
Chapter 1: INCIDENT AT ABSALOM STATION
by Robert G. McCreary
Starfinder Adventure Path #1: Incident at Absalom Station © 2017, Paizo Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more info visit www.paizo.com/starfinder
You all have received a message from a dwarf by the name of Duravor Kreel, a member of the Starfinder Society. In this message he says he has a offer for you that if your task is successful could bring you notoriety with the Society itself. He wants you to meet him on Absalom Station. After you've arrived he'll show you around the Station, get settled in & help with your membership into the Society. Why he picked you? The dwarf has heard some things about each one of you off the net & knew you'd be perfect for the job. After your arrived, he'll explain the job in more depth. He excited to see everyone.
Now, where or not, your a native of Absalom Station, you've decided that you needed some time away where it's a vacation or a job you're returning on the shuttle, Okimoro. A non-descriptive shuttle like any other that frequents the docking bays of the Station. In particular, Docking Bay 94 ("what a piece of junk".........) on this day.
The brightly lit docks of Absalom Station are abuzz with activity as travelers bustle by, preparing to board or disembarking from starships bound to or from any of dozens of worlds. Brash and swaggering star pilots, scurrying ysoki mechanics, and expectant colonists mingle with enigmatic kasatha mystics, hard-faced asteroid miners, imposing vesk mercenaries, and more, creating a microcosm of the abundance and variety of life in the Pact Worlds. New arrivals meet friends, loved ones, or business contacts, and are whisked away into the humming activity of daily life on the vast space station.
Docking Bay 94
Beyond them, ground crews tend to the docked ships, and dockworkers in mechanized cargo lifters load and unload freight and luggage. A sharp tang of ozone hangs in the air—a byproduct of electrical discharges from the docked ships—but underneath, the station’s atmosphere has a slightly used aroma. The docking bay’s deck plates thrum beneath your feet, though whether it’s from the passage of innumerable feet or the vibrations of the station’s power conduits and air recycling systems is impossible to say.
Taking in your surroundings the bay looks like any other docking bay, a large, worn yellow painted "94" lays on the floor directly in front of everyone (everyone is in the grey "trapezoid"), that steps off the shuttle. A information kiosk in on your left. There are set of giant double doors North of the party & there are 2 passages that to the side of those doors.
Anyone outside the shuttle, give me a Perception Check.
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