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The Gathering of Heroes


A call has gone out in the Kingdom for the best and bravest of individuals to help aid in this time of need. The kingdom has fallen on dark and meek times as people are vanishing in the woods and hills of the valley and caravans are being attacked and pillaged, the survivors reporting strange and scary figures.

A competition will decide who is given the honor of going after these villains and help bring the kingdom out of the darkness. The danger is great, but so is the chance for reward and fame. Should they succeed they will be given a knighthood and a small piece of the kingdom to call their own along with the granting of one favor.

Will you stand up to defend the weak and those who cannot defend themselves or are you just in this for fame and fortune?


The Rules



Anyone who joins will be expected to post consistently as to not slow down the game. I understand outside obligations can get in the way, but I would like it if everyone posted at least once every other day. Maybe more once we enter combat.

This is going to follow the 3.5 rule set with a few exceptions here and there. I won't be a rule Nazi and follow every rule like penalizing you for having wealth (i.e. gold has no weight). Here are a few house rules that I generally play with.

1. You cannot buy everything that appears in a book. So you won't be able to go into a store and buy a Ring of Three Wishes. Ask me if very rare/expensive items exist in the world.

2. Not all items will be available in all towns. A small store in a village of a couple dozen people will not have a +3 Vorpal Greatsword and so on. Your character (or you) will have to ask if it is available there.

3. Against my normal rules I am going to use copper pieces (cp), silver pieces (sp), gold pieces (gp), and platinum pieces (pp) mainly for the purpose of making item purchases and loot figuring easier on me. I will let you guys convert the money to gold (if you want) at a "bank". Might make a small fee required.

4. I strongly encourage the selection of flaws and traits from the Unearthed Arcana book. Traits give a small bonus at the expense of something else while flaws give you a bigger negate at the bonus of an extra feat at creation only. These are not required though. They can also be found here: Traits http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/UA:Character_Traits and then Flaws www.dandwiki.com/wiki/UA:Character_Flaws . You can only have two Traits and two Flaws.

All other general rules that go along with a game like this apply here. If you have a question then ask.


Character Creation



There isn't really many rules I need to explain here. Any race/class combination is allowed as long as I have the book for it and it is one that would be accepted by a civilized society. The only exception is Gestalt characters. I probably spelled that wrong, but if you don't know what it is then you're fine.

Before you go through the actual creation process let me know what your character idea is so I can ok it. Chances are you will get the OK, but you never know.

When rolling your character's primary stats I use the four d6 rule. You take four d6's and roll them, rerolling 1's. Once you've done this you take away the lowest roll and add up the three highest.

Once done please post your characters on this page: The Heros.

Here is a link to where you can download and print some character sheets (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/charactersheets). The first two are both empty templates for any class/race combination. The revised version is a four page high detail sheet while the other one is only two pages. There are other character sheets you can use further down if you are playing that class.

I finally got the file to upload for the Player's Handbook so ya'll can download it and have one on your computer for quick reference. It works best with Adobe Reader.
<URL:stuff/PHB>

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2012-02-05 [Lord Josmar]: What was the lvl adjustment on yours again SoD?

2012-02-05 [shadow of darkness]: +1

2012-02-05 [Avaz]: I got mine up. I'll probably change the formatting soon though.

2012-02-05 [shadow of darkness]: what level are we starting at?

2012-02-05 [Lord Josmar]: Ok so we have two rogues and a no class character, lol.

2012-02-05 [Lord Josmar]: Lvl 1

2012-02-05 [Avaz]: Mine's only a rogue because we're starting at level 1, heh. Part of the 3.5 mechanics is that if you plan on multiclassing (like I do), it's worth it most of the time to start out as rogue 1 to get the skill points. If it's too cheesy or cheap for you, I'd be happy to change to a single class.

2012-02-05 [shadow of darkness]: gah its been so long since i rolled one up...lol

2012-02-05 [Lord Josmar]: No. You play what you want to play Avaz.

2012-02-06 [Ravenclaw]: *headdesk* I don't remember how to start a character... I'm so doomed...

2012-02-06 [Avaz]: Ravenclaw, I didn't either. I got a big boost by looking online. You can google "3.5 character generator" and get a good number of results. There's a pretty good one that is browser-based (it uses java), and there's another great one you can download (Redblade). That is, if you don't want to stumble through blindly just going by the PHB. :P

2012-02-06 [Ravenclaw]: OK... I think I found the java one you mentioned. Working on it now... Wait a second... Scout isn't in the classes...

2012-02-06 [Avaz]: If you're looking at the one at pathguy.com, then yes Scout is listed in the classes. Do a find for Scout. There should be two hits. It's the second one.

2012-02-06 [Ravenclaw]: Class(es)
Level 01: Barbarian Bard Cleric Druid Fighter Monk Paladin Ranger Rogue Sorcerer Wizard

I did a word search for scout and came up empty.

2012-02-06 [Avaz]: You're not looking low enough. It's about 6 bold categories below that. Pass the sections for Clerics, Rangers, Prestige classes and a few more and you should see "NPC/Other Class <Restrictions>" the word Restrictions is a link.

Scout is right there. :)

2012-02-06 [Ravenclaw]: I'm on pathguy but I don't think we're in the same place.

http://www.pathguy.com/cg35lite.htm

2012-02-06 [Avaz]: Oh, that's why. You're using the "lite" version. I'm using http://www.pathguy.com/cg35.htm

2012-02-06 [Ravenclaw]: Lol ok. I was about 2 seconds away from just going with Druid. I've played a druid before.

2012-02-06 [Ravenclaw]: *headdesk* skill points

2012-02-07 [Avaz]: ...are for chumps. :P

2012-02-07 [Lord Josmar]: HEADS UP!: I am going to give bonus XP to people who provide backgrounds. And by backgrounds I mean a good background of why the character is doing what he is doing and what not. Pretty much let me know stuff about your character so I can totally ruin their psyche (like making them kill their only true love after just finding out that they are still alive).

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