Much of the OP shamelessly stolen from KPrime's 4e recruit.
Laaaaadies aand gentlemen! It’s that time of year again- the start of the 4705 season is on us. Who’s ready for some carnage? I know I am! This year we have a loooot of up-and-coming rookies making their way into the big leagues, after the series of injuries and retirements that characterized last year’s season. The Imperial Diviners have assured us that none of that was the result of foul play, but simply the result of some really nasty new DJs showing their teeth in the Big Ring. Fan favorites RUN-NPC have disbanded and gone their separate ways- I hear they even let Jose back into his sport of choice! Of course, why you would leave X-Crawl for some hodunk sport in the middle of nowhere is beyond me, but he gave us five years of incredible crawling so let’s not be petty. In other news, a crackdown on illegal “backyard” crawls is gearing up after a 10 year old was seriously wounded by a loose strige...
So it was said some time back. A great season followed by another. But years later and a bit of a downturn in X-Crawl viewership has led to some new ideas. Now each team is paired with a mascot. Many cute and cuddly, or designed to appeal to the male libido, mascots have been passed around. Perhaps you are the bottom of the barrel, or maybe you got lucky after all, for your Mascot is neither cute nor arousing for the young men in the audience. No your mascot is a horrendous undead monstrosity. Known simply as an Abomination, weakened before being granted to your team It, affectionately referred to as AB, will grow in power as you do.
Going to try and give a go at a 3.5 X-Crawl!
For those of you not in the know there is a wonderful summary of what to expect in the following links, including an unfortunately abortive previous attempt at running it.
2. XTREME History, part 1
3. XTREME History, part 2
4. The World Today
5. gently caress Everywhere That Isn't America, Especially Russia
6. LARPers With Swords
7. Beholder DJs And Less Important Things
8. Real Heroes, French Ogres And Also Chinese Are Assholes
9. Starting To Doubt Whether An Editor Read This poo poo
10. Signature Moves
11. Character Creation
12. Prestige Classes
13. Magic & Items
13.5. Super Psaiyan
14. You May Have To Whack Some Guys
15. XTREME APPENDIX
I’m taking approximately 5 characters, while you are fairly new entries to the Big Leagues, you may have had some experience in the minor leagues and you aren't entirely weak little nobodies.
Choose a Sponsor.
Feel free to choose whatever you like- just keep in mind your choice will affect the types of loot you get, the way your character is penalized if you mess up, and generally give me creative ways to make your lives more interesting.
All characters start with 10 Fame. When you do awesome things, I will give you fame points. When you are persistently boring or uninteresting for several straight scenes, I will take them away. Fame determines, basically, how well you are treated by your sponsors- characters with higher fame will be able to negotiate with their sponsors for better loot, get inside scoops on upcoming events, and generally get into swanky parties. Low fame characters will have to deal with Penalties- restrictions on your actions within the crawl to “liven things up.” At 10 Fame (not much) you will all start with an arbitrary Penalty assigned by your sponsor of choice, though not a bad one. You can choose to ignore your penalty at the price of angering your sponsors- but you might be able to mollify them if the action you violated it for was sufficiently awesome. Ignoring a restriction on jumping in order to flying hurricanrana a zombie, for example, would probably get you a pass and might even result in the Penalty being lifted. It’ll make things more interesting. Or get you killed.
Select one of your spells, special moves or other action that is worthy of a signature move, as your Signature Move. If you spend a Move or Standard Action grandstanding for the crowd before using it, you will get an arbitrary amount of Fame Points (but at least 1!) depending on how cool I think it was. If multiple characters use their Signature Moves together in a creative way, and, most importantly, give it some sort of ridiculous name, you will get even more Fame Points.
Finally, be sure to post a Group Name.
That’s the size and shape of things, Crawlers. Get to it!
32 point buy
ECL 7 characters
Max HP at first then 3/4 HD after.
Fast Feats: Feats at levels 1,2,4 & 6.
In addition, you may take a bonus feat that fits in one of these types: Draconic, Heritage, Racial, Regional. You may instead take Aberrant/Least Dragonmark or Dragontouched. If there anything that would fit here that I forgot, ask and I'll probably allow it.
Characters will be generated using the partial gestalt tier system.
If you are a :
Wizard, Cleric, Druid, Archivist, Artificer, Erudite, Sorcerer, Favored Soul, Psion, Wilder, Ardent (Tier 1) - no gestalt
Beguiler, Dread Necromancer, Crusader, Bard, Swordsage, Binder, Duskblade, Factotum, Warblade, Psychic Warrior, Rogue, Barbarian, Warlock, Warmage, Scout, Ranger, Hexblade, Spellthief, Marshal, Shadowcaster, Dragonfire Adept, Dragon Shaman, Lurk, Incarnate, Totemist (Tier 2) - you can gestalt your levels with an NPC class of your choice (Magewright, Adept, Expert, Commoner, or Warrior) or Level Adjustment
Fighter, Monk, Ninja, Healer, Swashbuckler, Soulknife, Soulborn, Samurai, Paladin, Knight, Expert, Aristocrat, Warrior, Commoner, Adept, Magewright (Tier 3) - you may gestalt with any other class in this category, or with Racial HD, or with Level adjustment
Prestige classes always count as the first category (i.e. no gestalt). Racial HD that grant caster levels count the same as a sorcerer/psion (ie, no gestalt). If there is a class you want to play that isn't on this list, ask about it and I will decide which tier it goes in.
All official books are potentially allowed, and if you want to use other stuff, especially Dragon magazine stuff, WotC web content and things non official books ask, and after some deliberation I MIGHT allow it. Most official things will probably be okay. Just don't be a jerk and make it unfun for everyone.
As an aside things like teleportation and divination may be of limited use as the Fight Organizers often put protections in place to prevent simply bypassing any challenge. The point is to be exciting for the audience.
If you have anything to ask me, I'm usually around in #redhandofdoom on SynIRC. It may be a good idea to go in there both for working on your character, and for talking about the game if you get in.
Ryuujin fucked around with this message at Feb 26, 2013 around 22:53
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|# ? May 24, 2013 12:37|
Will be submitting a Sea Kin Druid with a thing for venomous snakes.
|# ? Feb 26, 2013 08:44|
Making something (possibly a warforged warblade/monk)
|# ? Feb 26, 2013 10:40|
AGATE the warforged shall soon be here
Piell fucked around with this message at Mar 1, 2013 around 03:27
|# ? Feb 27, 2013 00:09|
Name: ?? Hair: ?? Align: NG Eyes: ?? Race: Half-White Dragon Half-Ogre Class: Half-Ogre LA 2/Half-Dragon LA 3/Adept 2//Duskblade 6/Warblade 1 Size: Large Height: 8'3" Speed: 30 ft fly 60 ft Weight: 525 pounds Age: 21 Attribute Modifiers STR: 25 +8 HfDrg +6 HfOgre +1 level 4 DEX: 12 -2 HfOgre CON: 16 +2 HfOgre +2 HfDrg INT: 18 +2 HfDrg -2 HfOgre WIS: 12 CHA: 08 -2 HfOgre +2 HfDrg Combat Saves: Total Base Abil Misc Fortitude +11 +7 +3 +1 resistance Reflex +4 +2 +1 +1 resistance (+1 when not flat-footed) Will +5 +5 -1 +1 resistance Base + Armor + Shield + DEX + Natural + Deflection - Size + Misc AC: 26 = 10 + 5 + 3 + 1 + 8 + 0 - 1 (+2 vs. ranged) HP: 68 Initiative: +1 BAB: +7 Weapon Attack Base Abil Misc Greatsword +14/+8 +7 +7 +1 magic (+1 crystal when channeling spell) -1 size Bite +8 +7 +7 -5 secondary natural -1 size 2 claws +8 +7 +7 -5 secondary natural -1 size Damage Base Crit Abil Misc Greatsword 3d6 19-20/x2 +10 +1 magic (+1 crystal when channeling spell) Bite 1d8 20/x2 +7 Claw 1d6 20/x2 +7 Skills Skill points total: 24/6/6/6/6/6/8=62 Total Ranks Ability Misc Concentration 15 9 3 +3 feat Knowledge (Arcana) 15 9 4 +2 synergy Knowledge (Dungeon) 5 1 4 Knowledge (History) 6 2 4 Knowledge (Local) 12 8 4 Knowledge (Nature) 12 8 4 Knowledge (Planes) 5 1 4 Knowledge (Religion) 13 9 4 Spellcraft 9 5 4 Tumble 11 8 4 -1 armor Skill Trick(s): Collector of Stories Race/Class Features -Immune to cold -Darkvision 60' -Low-light vision -30' cone of cold 6d8 cold damage DC 11 1/day -Arcane attunement: Can use dancing lights, detect magic, flare, ghost sound, read magic a combined total of 7/day -Wear medium armor with no chance of arcane spell failure -Standard action to cast touch spell+attack with no need to cast defensively -Cast spell as swift action 1/day -+2 to overcome spell resistance of opponent I damaged previously -3 maneuvers known, 3 readied, 1 stance known -Add INT to reflex save (up to warblade class level) when not flat-footed -Change weapon that weapon-specific feats apply to 1/day Languages Common, Goblin, Draconic, Celestial, Infernal Feats Power Attack - Subtract up to BAB from attack for damage bonus [Level 1] Dragonfire Assault (Cold) - Power attack bonus damage based on dragon type [Campaign Bonus] Skill Focus (Concentration) - +3 Concentration [Duskblade Bonus] Knowledge Devotion [Level 2] Arcane Disciple (Slime) [Level 4] Flyby Attack [Level 6] Spells Duskblade Known 0: acid splash, disrupt undead, ray of frost, touch of fatigue 1: burning hands, chill touch, resist energy, shocking grasp, true strike, grease* 2: dimension hop, ghoul touch, melf's acid arrow* *1/day, DC based on Wisdom Casting Level Per Day DC Dusk 0 6 14 Dusk 1 7 15 Dusk 2 4 16 Adept 0 3 11 Adept 1 2 12 Maneuvers and Stances Moment of Perfect Mind Action Before Thought Disarming Strike Punishing Stance Equipment Item # weight Cost Large Greatsword +1 1 16 2400.0 -Lesser Crystal of Arcane Steel 1 2000.0 Large Mithral Chain Shirt +1 1 25 2200.0 Anklet of Translocation 1 1400.0 Large Metal Animated Heavy Shield +1 1 30 9190.0 -Least Crystal of Arrow Deflection 1 500.0 Vest of Resistance +1 1 1000.0 Amulet of Tears 1 2300.0 18990.0 MONEY: Gold: 10 Silver: 0 Copper: 0
Bouquet fucked around with this message at Mar 3, 2013 around 07:17
|# ? Mar 1, 2013 08:08|
AGATE (Advanced Guardian for Automatic Threat Elimination)
(complete sheet/background to come)
Agate Warforged Fighter 2 / Monk 2 / Warblade 5 Lawful Neutral Strength 18 (+4) Dexterity 12 (+1) Constitution 20 (+5) Intelligence 10 (+0) Wisdom 8 (-1) Charisma 6 (-2) Size: Medium Height: 6' 7" Weight: 300 lb Skin: Silvery Eyes: Red Hair: None Total Hit Points: 100 Speed: 20 feet Armor Class: 23 = 10 +1 [dexterity] +9 [armor plating] +3 [shield] Touch AC: 11 Flat-footed: 22 Initiative modifier: +5 = +1 [dexterity] +4 [improved Initiative] Fortitude save: +13 = 7 [base] +5 [constitution] +1 [vest] Reflex save: +6 = 4 [base] +1 [dexterity] +1 [vest] Will save: +4 = 4 [base] -1 [wisdom] +1 [vest] Attack (handheld): +11/+6 = 7 [base] +3 [strength] Attack (unarmed): +11/+6 = 7 [base] +3 [strength] Attack (missile): +8/+3 = 7 [base] +1 [dexterity] Grapple check: +11/+6 = 7 [base] +3 [strength] Languages: Common Unarmed Damage: 2d6 +3 [strength] Feats: Adamantine Body Toughness Unarmed Strike Roll With It Roll With It Roll With It Roll With It Superior Unarmed Strike Endurance Improved Initiative Skills Climb Str* 5 = +4 +5 -5 [ACP] Concentration Con 17 = +5 +10 +2 [monk] Intimidate Cha 8 = -2 +10 Jump Str* 0 = +4 +5 +2 [tumble] -5 [ACP] -6 [speed] Tumble Dex* 8 = +1 +10 +2 [jump] - [ACP] * = check penalty for wearing armor Warforged: +2 constitution, -2 wisdom, -2 charisma (already included) Composite plating makes armor unusable, 5% arcane spell failure Cannot heal damage naturally Does not eat, sleep, breathe 25% chance to avoid criticals and sneaks -1 to -9 hp, inert but not progressing to death Immune to poison, sleep, energy drain, disease, nausea, paralysis, fatigue, exhaustion Slam for 1d4 bludgeoning Fighter: Bonus Feats (already included) Monk (Undying Way Variant, Spell Reflection variant) Unarmed Strike Bonus Feats (levels 1 2 & 6) Spell Reflection Warblade: Gear: Adamantine Blueshine Battlefist +1 7100 - Lesser Crystal of Acid Assault 3000 +1 Plating 1000 +1 Darkwood Heavy Shield 1257 - Least Crystal of Arrow Deflection 500 Vest of Resistance +1 1000 Gauntlets of Ogre Power 4000 Healing Belt 750 Everburning ring 110 283 gp remaining 50' silk rope 10 Grappling Hook 1 Pouch 1 Cold Iron Dagger 4 5 pints of oil 0.5 2 tindertwigs 2 Acid flask 10 Knee Blade 20 Trollbane 90 144.5 gp remaining
Piell fucked around with this message at Mar 6, 2013 around 05:22
|# ? Mar 2, 2013 08:08|
Raxka, the Lady of Light
Full sheet here: http://www.dndsheets.net/view.php?id=48962
Raxka is a wizard with a taste for fame. After placing decently in a contest to get on "American Showstar", she found herself from the shows contestants in favor of more traditional contestants. But her performance caught the eye of a Mark Halfheight, a halfling professional band manager, who made a suggestion to her. Run the Xcrawl circuit for a few years, using her magic, and any band she started, or even a solo career, would be a guaranteed hit... so long as she could perform well in the circuit.
With a bit of haggling and backroom dealing, Mark managed to get Raxka a sponsorship deal with Kobold Baby Records, a mid-sized label known for indie artists of all kinds, and placement in an Xcrawl team.
Now she just needs to survive the crawls long enough to get famous and start her real career.
Suggested Sponsor: Kobold Baby Music
Raxka Wizard 5 / Rainbow Servant 2 Neutral Good Strength 8 (-1) Dexterity 14 (+2) Constitution 12 (+0) Intelligence 19 (+4) Wisdom 10 (+0) Charisma 14 (+2) HP: 29 AC: 12 Fort - +2 Reflex - +3 Will - +7 Skills Appraise - 9 Concentration - 11 Craft - 9 Diplomacy - 8 Forgery - 8 Gather Information - 4 Knowledge: Arcana - 12 Knowledge: Dungeoneering - 10 Knowledge: Religion - 10 Listen - 5 Perform (Light Show) - 5 Profession (Entertainer) - 3 Feats Practiced Spellcaster Spell Focus: Evocation Silent Spell Split Ray Easy Metamagic (Split Ray) Arcane Thesis (Rainbow Beam) Able Learner (Human Racial) Class Special Abilities Scribe Scroll Summon Familiar Detect Evil (at-will) Extra Domain (Good) Equipment worth noting Amulet of Health (+2 Con) Belt of Hidden Pouches 10 potion Cure Light Wounds Metamagic Rod Silence, lesser 10 Scroll of Repair Light Damage Glamored Robes of Blinding Glory (magic robes with Glamored and Blinding traits from the DMG) a bunch of assorted other scrolls and potions
Suggested Team Name: Illuminated Darkness
FireSight fucked around with this message at Mar 6, 2013 around 01:36
|# ? Mar 6, 2013 00:46|
After some talking with people in IRC, mostly FireSight, I am thinking of replacing the undead Abomination mascot with something more kid friendly. It would be more passive, would likely aid you a lot better, and would not be completely overshadowed by two of the submissions so far. Simply because it would not be a big dumb brute that is supposed to be strong and hard to hurt.
If I do this I will need the group to come to a consensus on 3 Marshal Auras. 2 minor and 1 major.
Each of you choose 2 from Minor Auras and 1 from Major Aura.
|# ? Mar 6, 2013 02:39|
I say Motivate Dexterity and Force of Will for the minor aura. Motivate Dexterity gives bonuses to a lot of skills (if we ever get a rogue!) and also initiative boosts, and Force of Will because failing a will save is really really bad.
For a major, I'd say Hardy Soldiers or Motivate Attack.
|# ? Mar 6, 2013 05:38|
|# ? May 24, 2013 12:37|
Sorry for those who were looking forward to 3.5 X-Crawl but the turnout wasn't what I had hoped for. That said the recent surge in Fantasy Craft recruits has given me some hope. So I will try the game in Fantasy Craft.
You are of course more than welcome to submit the same character, as well as you can convert them, or another for the new recruit [Fantasy Craft] X-Crawl: Rising Heroes - Recruit and OOC
|# ? Mar 14, 2013 01:24|