OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E

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OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« on: Jun 25, 2017, 06:14 PM »
Out-of-Character and Recruitment Thread for VP: Maze



Book: MAZE of the BLUE MEDUSA (parts may be NSFW)
System: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition (start at Level 3)
Focus: Exploration, Emerging Narratives, FUN
Posting Rate: At least once every other day, a bit quicker during combats
Dice Rolling: http://orokos.com/roll/ << If you need help let me know

NEWCOMERS TO D&D WELCOME! Also, art pieces of characters, NPCs, etc, earn extra XP!

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It all starts with a Painting.



It is called "False Chanterelle." The artist's name has been lost and it is hundreds of years old, though it has been remarkably preserved. It is extremely valuable, shamefully perverse, mildly significant, and not very good. None of those are the reasons you've stolen it.

The reason is that, on the night of its theft -- and it must be stolen, not borrowed, bought, or given -- on the night of its theft, if you hang it on the northern wall of a room bathed in moonlight, it will create a portal to the Maze of the Blue Medusa. The Maze is said to be a place of fabulous, unbelievable wealth and incredible magic.

"False Chanterelle" has traded hands within the seedy underground of the Great City of Voidheim multiple times. Some have become fantastically wealthy with the plunder they've taken from it... others have never returned. Your plan is to be in the former category, among any other reasons you have to enter the Maze of the Blue Medusa.

All of you know each other. All of you believe in the basic competency of your teammates at their chosen professions. You all worked together to steal "False Chanterelle." Some of you have probably worked together before, too. And you are moments away from hanging "False Chanterelle" on the northern wall of this room, bathed in moonlight.

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All interested parties please post below, and we can work out the details together.

Recruits:
GPS-Device - Triton Barbarian (Ancestral Protector)
A Bad Idea -
ZigZigaroo - Kobold Rogue (Scout)
Q-Bit - Rogue (Mastermind)
TDK
Elge - Cleric
Bobo
Jiisuri

An example of a past forum game I've run >>
« Last Edit: Jun 28, 2017, 08:06 PM by Mister Kent »

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #1 on: Jun 25, 2017, 06:31 PM »
This sounds fun, count me in.
Minions, assemble!

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #2 on: Jun 25, 2017, 06:36 PM »
Mark me as Interested. I'll wait to see how the party forms up before deciding what I'll be playing.

Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #3 on: Jun 25, 2017, 07:26 PM »
Oh I'm interested alright, you can sign me up for sure. I'll get some character concepts posted in a bit and decide which to work with.
« Last Edit: Jun 25, 2017, 08:57 PM by ZigZagaroo »

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #4 on: Jun 25, 2017, 07:43 PM »
I'll bite. Good research for my own play-by-post, after all. Looking at Rogue and Warlock. Is that Artificer class out yet, too?

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #5 on: Jun 25, 2017, 08:03 PM »
The officially unofficial Artificer is available here, still in playtest mode at DMsGuild. I think it's pretty spiffy though. (I don't think its changed at all from the version on the Wizards of the Coast site, here)
« Last Edit: Jun 25, 2017, 08:05 PM by Mister Kent »

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #6 on: Jun 25, 2017, 11:22 PM »
Uuuh. I have been quite interested for a long while to participatr in a D&D game.

I'm a total NoobNewcomer though. I have read a bit here and there, but I am not sure I really know how it works.

Is there something any of you recommend reading/watching as a starting point?
Don't wanna drag the party because of my lack of knowledge. ^^;;

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #7 on: Jun 26, 2017, 12:46 AM »
I'm gonna draft out some characters ahead of time, but before that, are you allowing the homebrew Gunslinger Fighter archetype? Here's the PDF: http://www.dmsguild.com/product/170778/Gunslinger-Martial-Archetype-for-Fighters

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #8 on: Jun 26, 2017, 05:19 AM »
ABI - Gunslinger looks good! Approved

Elge - When I get home today I can find some helpful links, but actually. I think the pace of play-by-post is good for learning, since you're not "on the spot" like in a live game. That skill will come later.

I'll find you on Discord later and I can help you get started!

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #9 on: Jun 26, 2017, 02:44 PM »
This looks fun! When are you hoping to start?

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #10 on: Jun 26, 2017, 05:28 PM »
Hopefully we can start sometime next week ~

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #11 on: Jun 26, 2017, 07:17 PM »
I wanted to ask, cause it's been a bit since I've played plain old DnD, and I've never actually touched 5e before, is there a good source book or webpage with the information on the various classes and races for this system? I'll wait to see what I'll actually play based on what other people want to do cause I can be a bit more flexible with playstyle, but I do wanna familiarize myself with the rules material a bit before it kicks off
Minions, assemble!

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #12 on: Jun 26, 2017, 08:13 PM »
Here is the SRD, which has all the character options available in the core book: http://www.5esrd.com/
There are additional races and classes in a few other books, of which I own all, so if you need assistance let me know!

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #13 on: Jun 26, 2017, 10:24 PM »
You're also going to need to pick a background, which plays a big part in designing your character, and which the SRD unfortunately only has one of. I've got a handful of the books myself so I should be good there.

I'm curious, is the Blue Medusa adventure more combat-heavy or more talk-heavy? I'm looking at a Rogue Mastermind, but if it's more of a dungeon crawl, Swashbuckler would be the safer pick.

If anyone wants to talk character ideas, hit me up on discord. I'll be keeping my eyes on the 5E channel in the Void Tabletop server, too, if you'd rather talk there.

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #14 on: Jun 27, 2017, 08:00 AM »
Though there is combat--potentially very deadly combat, too--it has a heavy social/exploration/puzzle aspect which I love. Masterminds should find their skills put to use.

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #15 on: Jun 27, 2017, 11:09 AM »
Though there is combat--potentially very deadly combat, too--

...Welp. My character is going to die. XD

Also. Is there a healer class that isn't directly linked to religion? I mean, I have nothing against it. I just would prefer playing something like Final Fantasy's White Mage.
If it ain't an option, I'll pick Cleric as my class no problem. ;D

Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #16 on: Jun 27, 2017, 11:47 AM »
You could choose the alchemist class and go with the Apothecary archetype, which heavily revolves around healing. Just be warned whatever spell based healing potions you craft will only be effective on yourself and will lose potency if attempted to be used on another party member. I'll send you the Alchemist class file over on Discord.
(Just hit me up with your Discord username when you can).
« Last Edit: Jun 27, 2017, 11:49 AM by ZigZagaroo »

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #17 on: Jun 27, 2017, 11:59 AM »
I should be elgesugha#4718

I am not sure about the Alchemist Class. I kinda want especifically to heal others, and act as the support.
Any information on other classes is appreciated though, thanks for the file before hand.

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #18 on: Jun 27, 2017, 02:40 PM »
Classes that have access to healing spells: Bard, Druid, Ranger, Cleric, Paladin.

Of the classes with healing spells, only the Cleric and the Paladin are divine in nature. Bard is a potent support class with many healing abilities as well as the ability to skew dice rolls in favor of their allies. Druids are a well-rounded spellcasting class with equal parts support, defense and offense. Rangers are primarily a damage-dealing class, but is able to learn a handful of spells to augment their own abilities or to provide some extra party utility.

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #19 on: Jun 27, 2017, 09:09 PM »
Sign me up, never really done a forum thing before.

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #20 on: Jun 27, 2017, 09:50 PM »
You gais, is it too late for me to sign up? I can't get enough D&D, especially with my VOID lovelies!

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #21 on: Jun 27, 2017, 10:01 PM »
Hit us up on 5E chat, Bo-dog! I think we'll have a nice robust party to tackle the Maze.

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #22 on: Jun 29, 2017, 12:53 AM »
Is it too late to sign up? (Has never play a DnD game in her life)

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #23 on: Jun 29, 2017, 09:10 AM »
Join us Fu, let's be Newcomers together. <3

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Re: OOC - VOID PLAYS: Maze of the Blue Medusa / D&D 5E
« Reply #24 on: Jun 29, 2017, 10:51 AM »
*nods sagely* The final piece of the Mighty Nine has shown themself

I'm at work or I'd drop the link right hurr

Our character creation chat has been totes fun y'all

EDIT: https://discord.gg/3Z8xJG
« Last Edit: Jun 29, 2017, 01:44 PM by Mister Kent »

 

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