Please sign in here (this thread) before anywhere else in the Adventures of Golarion.
Post an introduction for yourself and include answers to the following:
- - Your experience with the rules
- Your experience with PbP
- Expectations for playing and what you want out of the experience
- Anticipated frequency of participation
New adventurers to our bustling seaside town of Theissia are encouraged to check in at the tavern of the Wayfarer's Society Chapter house. Travel around the Inner Sea nations, meet interesting monsters and slay them. The Wayfarer's Society offers a place for new and returning members to get started playing Pathfinder here on URPGs. Our doors are always open.
Adventures in Golarion is a location-based setting in the Pathfinder Campaign Setting of the Inner Sea in the world of Golarion, characters just starting their careers (1st level). It is fictional city (not part of the official setting, that is) in the Inner Sea. That way the adventures can use published material without needing to worry so much about geography. This way the adventure location can pretty much be anywhere in Golarion by being a few days journey by land or sea away.
Groups can vary in size, but probably between 2-6 players. Once a few players are ready to form a team they can begin when a DM is available things can get started. This is not a player versus player (PvP) environment, and characters are expected to work as a team like most fully developed campaigns. Scenarios can link together forming a campaign, lasting as long as the group remains together. Anyone interested in running a short scenario please contact the Society's Adjutant (Admin-PMiller) via Private Message.
- Core Rulebook (SRD)
- Advanced Player's Guide (SRD)
- Ultimate Magic (SRD) - Only Classes, Archtypes, Feats, and Spells are allowed at this time.
- Ultimate Combat - Only Classes, Archtypes, and Feats at this time. No Guns.
- Pathfinder Chronicles: Gods and Magic
- Pathfinder Chronicles: Campaign Setting
- Advanced Races Guide
- Ultimate Equipment
Characters are level 1
Abilities - 25 point buy (Max ability score of 16 before racial adjustment)
Max HP at Level 1, Max HP-2 for levels after that
Races (from above sources only)
Good or Neutral Alignments only
150gp or Average starting money (Whichever is higher)
2 Starting Traits (from above sources only)
Animal Companions and Eidolons use the same HP rules as player characters
Brief background and appearance should be developed (one post in The Roster of Wayfarers thread).
A character portrait will be needed for tactical grids for combat
Online character sheet at either:
Put Character Sheet link in your signature.
If your character gets enough XP to level up they may do so immediately. This grants the extra HP, but does not heal damage, and grants any additional spell slots, but not spells prepared. A caster capable of spontaneously casting could use these slots normally, a cleric could only use them for cure or inflict spells, a druid for summon nature's ally, etc... Prepared casters may prepare spells in these slots as if they had left the slots blank for the day, if they are able to do so. They can go through the appropriate spell preparation as if they had already rested if applicable. Max HP at Level 1, Max HP-2 for levels after that.
Due to the nature of PBP format allowing people to participate during their free time on their busy schedules, the expectations is that players are available to normally post once every few days, but hopefully at least once per day.
While participating in any In Character(IC) activity, any extended absence of over 2-3 days should be communicated to the DM and other players as a courtesy on the appropriate Out of Character (OOC) thread. If the situation is such that the player’s character is doing nothing or just following along, posts stating such should be used to acknowledge that the player has been reading the other posts and is current on the events in game. Extended lapses in posting by a player can have adverse effects on the group’s enthusiasm for the game. Communication is the key on player absences; the DM can NPC the player for the duration if necessary. Holding up the game is rude and inconsiderate towards the other players.
Character Background & Description:
Other players and the DMs need to know what your character looks like. Each character should post a Description & Background post in the The Roster of Wayfarers thread (only one per character). If you are not using an IC account specifically for that character, also include a picture. Use the first post (Sierra's) after the roster as an example.
Once your character is approved, you can start role-playing in the tavern thread (once I set it up) until our DMs are ready to split off their characters into an adventure.
Should your character die, the player gets to make new character with 1/2 the experience of the dead one. Even if they die in their first encounter, they will still receive a share of the experience so their new character will not start at zero.
Standards for Posting:
When posting speech IC, please always use Quotation marks. Most people who use colors also make it bold as well, but not required. For internal thoughts, italics is used (without Quotation marks).
Use a spoiler block to post actions and conditions of your character when in combat. Example below:
Invisible Castle with a registered account tied to your character's name. DM's and Moderators do check suspicious rolls.
Please use the exact BBCode link Invisible Castle provides. This requires an Account at Invis Castle to add. Notes section of the Dice Roll should list exactly what the roll is for and the target designated (ie. "Bite vs. Orc 4") in the block that is provided when you are logged in. Including any variable modifiers that make the bonuses different than normal such as flanking, Point Blank Shot, or Penalty for firing into Melee. This is a good example: This is a good example: [url="http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4172743/"]Spiked Chain vs. Orc 4 (Kn Dev & -2/+4 PA) (1d20+11=12, 2d4+10=14)[/url].
I do not want to take the extra time to click any extra links during my updates. Alternate site if Invisible Castle is down: http://www.coyotecode.net/roll/ or Myth-Weaver's Dice Rolling Thread
Medium characters can start using medium armor that is obtained from loot/treasure right away without needing to spend money or time resizing it. However, armor that is for other sized creatures (small or large) cannot be sized to fit medium characters or vice versa. Also armor made for creatures that are not bipedal cannot be used for humanoid shaped creatures either.
Buying most items from the sourcebooks between adventures is allowed. Masterwork items and using special materials can be commissioned without worry. The exception on items is magical items valued at more than 300gp, then the DM should roll against 75% availability. Much of this can be done OOC.
However, during adventures the DM has approval authority of all purchases until completion, based on the events and balance of things planned.