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Sacremas

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Pathfinder interest?
« on: July 01, 2014, 04:27:56 PM »

Just checking if there's any interest for a Pathfinder game. Classes and things from D&D 3.0 and 3.5 would also be available on demand. Game would be mostly dungeon crawl type calling for specific roles, classic D&D style, high magic, with some alternate rules regarding damage reduction (tending more towards the 2e/3e version, or rather a hybrid where for example a +3 weapon can overcome adamantine damage reduction), spell resistance, caster level and a few other things I'll mention if there's actual interest. I'm still working on the concept so the game would be at least a few months off, so this is purely an interest thread. Setting not decided, but leaning towards Forgotten Realms rather than the Pathfinder setting just because I know it best.
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Re: Pathfinder interest?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2014, 04:35:43 PM »

I'm interested.

Hmm.  Book of 9 Swords class or Warlock... hmm...
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Re: Pathfinder interest?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2014, 05:16:41 PM »

I would also be interested. Had a hankering for some old school dungeon crawling.
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Re: Pathfinder interest?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2014, 05:31:20 PM »

There's two optional things that I'm consdering, one is a mid to high level classic type of campaign where you'd start at level 7-9 and would go up to perhaps even epic levels depending on how far we play and would be very high magic, the alternative is a horror based Ravenloft campaign with low magic starting on level 1 and ending up at maximum level 9.
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Re: Pathfinder interest?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2014, 05:36:10 PM »

Also the high level dungeon crawl campaign would require classic roles to be filled, we're talking frontline, healer, trap-disabler/scout, and artillery/disabler, but within those roles I'm open to a Barbarian, Paladin, or any other role that can fill the front line, a favored soul or a druid instead of a cleric, a beguiler instead of a rogue, and a sorcerer, wizard, druid, and any other number in the artillery role. If you didn't fill these roles to at least some degree, expect to haul carcasses back to town to be resurrected fairly often.
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Re: Pathfinder interest?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2014, 08:33:57 PM »

Of the two, I've always been partial to lower level personally. Just makes it feel more "band of brothers" than "nuke/block/stab" masters. Most of my FtF campaigns have been 1-8, 3-6, 2-9 level ranges though so I'm also slightly biased. Anyways, just my 2 cents.
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Re: Pathfinder interest?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2014, 08:15:40 AM »

Well if it's low magic then it's going to be Ravenloft and Gothic Horror as said, monster hunter mode where the monsters always have the upper hand, a bit like Call of Cthulhu in many respects except using classic gothic monsters (vampires, werewolves, liches, frankenstein's monster, etc), and actually with a chance to win, unlike in CoC. Few magic items would be available unless you'd want to make them, and I'd probably require making magic items requre finding recipie books or learning it from another enchanter. Even healing potions would be scarce, and you'd always be tested.

If it's high magic then expect to go up against dragons, drow, mindflayers, beholders, orc hordes, and other classic fantasy monsters on a mid to high tier in a world set up for it, where you don't necessarily stick out like a sore thumb for having a few extra levels. You'd get the standard gold allotment for your level and could if you wanted play powerful races such as drow, svirfneblin, half dragons, ogres, etc.
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Re: Pathfinder interest?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2014, 10:26:48 AM »

  You had me at Ravenloft.   ;D  I've always had a soft spot for the gothic horror.  I know you said it was a ways off, but if you put something together from the dread realms … I'd like to take a stab at it!
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Re: Pathfinder interest?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2014, 11:36:30 AM »

It's a long way off in that I haven't started on the campaign idea at all, I only have the briefest glimmer, got a lot of work to do, plus my current game is going to be well off before then. As such this is very much a checking interest thread to decide which of the two ideas I should focus on.
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Re: Pathfinder interest?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2014, 03:40:44 PM »

High fantasy campaign idea;

Forgotten Realms: No Gods, no Masters; Across the realms mobs are rising up against clerics and faithful of all faiths, both good, evil and neutral. Someone or something is egging them on, someone who seems intent of ridding the world of the warring gods that have brought so much devastation. You are agents called by a high priest of Helm, the Vigilant One, to seek out these cults and identify it's source, and if possible stop it, or it could mean the death of the gods themselves.
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Re: Pathfinder interest?
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 07:13:42 PM »

High fantasy campaign idea;

Forgotten Realms: No Gods, no Masters; Across the realms mobs are rising up against clerics and faithful of all faiths, both good, evil and neutral. Someone or something is egging them on, someone who seems intent of ridding the world of the warring gods that have brought so much devastation. You are agents called by a high priest of Helm, the Vigilant One, to seek out these cults and identify it's source, and if possible stop it, or it could mean the death of the gods themselves.

And this is a bad thing... how, exactly? :p
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Re: Pathfinder interest?
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 09:38:22 PM »

Depends entirely on your outlook, would be a bad thing if you ever wanted an afterlife, protection from outsiders, control of magic, or access to any divine powers or spells from any class feature, as that's all governed by the gods in Forgotten Realms. If the Goddess of Magic were to die for example, magic would cease to exist, as it has twice so far in the past.
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Re: Pathfinder interest?
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2014, 01:50:47 AM »

I'd be up for playing something. Have a Druid concept that's equal parts frontline and healer that I generated for a stalled game, off board.  (Pathfinder preferred, but while the concept was originally 3.5, I have copies for both)
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Re: Pathfinder interest?
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2014, 04:33:33 PM »

Okay if I were to do this I would change the system actually substantially. The Bard, Cleric, Paladin, Ranger and Sorcerer classes would be revamped, some of them to the point of not being recognizable (Chaotic evil paladins channeling the power of their twisted god through their weapon and delivering Punishments rather than take away mercies, Rangers mumbling a mantra and firing a seeking poison arrow after their favored foe, Clerics spontaneously casting instead of memorizing, and having their spell list limted by their god's domains, Sorcerers channeling pure magic blasts rather than ordered spells, with a spell list different from the wizard), Prestige classes would be gone, and class and race specializations would be available instead, (you'd never stop advancing in your Druid or Monk class, you'd just add things that most other druids and monks do not have, like ninja abilities, or controlled lycanthropy) and a few other things. Oh yeah, and dwarves with revolvers, flamethrowers and steam mecha and locomotives. This would obviously not be in Forgotten Realms any longer, but in a new campaign setting.
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Re: Pathfinder interest?
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2014, 12:37:02 AM »

Alot of what you want to do has been covered in both 3.5 (Unearthed Arcana, PHB2) and Pathfinder (guns proficiency option for most martial classes).  And, although I can't recall the name of it, there *was* a "steam-arcana" setting that focused on an industrial age - probably would help "locomotive" theme you mentioned.

I'd shy away from overspecialization of the system, though - too many times have I been worked up for a game only to be let down by abandonment or dwindling support/participation.  Your initial pitch was good enough, in my opinion - no need to burn yourself out on ideas/concepts/rules-remembering.  Respectfully.  :)
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