Quasi Dungeons and Dragons

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    Since Mafia is having a bit of a time getting off of the ground, I was thinking about alternate games to drum up activity (and potentially new users). A low-activity forum without special coding really isn't ideal for doing Dungeons and Dragons but... what the hay.

    Basically here's how it works:

    1. We'll do daily posting. Each day, I'll post a description of what's going on and the players each post a response. The next day I'll post a new description, incorporating the players' speech, action, and decisions.
    2. I'll handle all dice rolling on my side and simply include the results in my descriptions (making this more role-playing instead of roll-playing on the part of the players).
    3. Combat will be truncated and streamlined.
    4. Roleplaying between PCs (player characters) is free-for-all, not limited to one-per-day. But to keep things in synch, not all player-player interactions may be incorporated when I post my daily descriptions.

    Sign Ups:
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    Im in. 
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    I would love to play
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    Bump
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    Well that isn't promising.

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    I want in too, will we be making character sheets? 
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    Sign Ups:
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    Yes, I'll walk everyone through the process here and will be using DiceCloud for an "authoritative" place for them.
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    Noice, look forward to this getting underway 👍

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    Count me in if there's room
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    Alright, looks like we have our player list.

    Players:
    1. Earth
    2. Secularmerlin
    3. Buddamoose
    4. TheDredPriateRoberts

    To restate. The expected level of behavior will be at least 1-post per day. To keep things moving without being too drawn out, and given the nature of this forum, things will end up being simplified. Admittedly, this is experimental. It may not work, but I think if we all work together, we can do something fun.

    This will be under 5e rules. I have all of the rulebooks so your options for character gen are wide open. No homebrew. We are starting at level 1.

    Character Creation:

    Stats: Standard array. Take 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, and 8 and put them toward any ability you want.
    Races: Aarakocra, Aasimar, Bugbear, Deep Gnome, Dragonborn, Dwarf, Elf, Firbolg, Genasi, Gith, Gnome, Goblin, Goliath, Halfling, Half-Elf (+variant), Half-Orc, Hobgoblin, Human (+variant), Kenku, Kobold, Lizardfolk, Orc, Tabaxi, Tiefling, Tortle, Triton, Yuani-Ti Pureblood.
    Classes: Barbarian, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Monk, Paladin, Ranger, Rogue, Sorcerer, Wizard, Warlock

    No evil alignments.
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    I do not have any of the books in question. If I don't need them then I would be happy to play if you feel this is a problem then I will back out as gracefully as possible.

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    Under 5e, ok cool, I'll try to look up what the racial bonuses are myself to spare you the time in copying it
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    ^^above is a link to full descriptions of the races with 5e and the bonuses recieved 

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    ^class descriptions

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    Human Fighter for simplicity sake

    str         15
    dex       13
    con       14
    int         12
    wis        08
    char      10
    +1 to all for human ability score?
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    @secularmerlin:

    Don't worry about not having books.

    A free subset of the rules is available here:

    Which has elf, human, dwarf rules for races, and cleric, fighter, rogue, and wizard for classes.

    I've also found this wiki (http://engl393-dnd5th.wikia.com/wiki/) to be immensely useful.

    @TheDredPriateRoberts:

    +1 to each score for baseline human, yes.
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    DM Notes:

    Don't worry about food or water. Not going to track that. Same with non-magical ammunition.

    Adding this thread to favorites would probably be a good idea. I might always tag everyone in applicable posts.
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    More DM Notes:

    Don't forget names and backgrounds.

    Alignments are not really an issue as they don't factor into 5e that much, mechanically. The "No Evil Alignments" is probably better stated as "Don't be that guy." This is a coop game for the players, so please keep that in mind.
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    Are you new to D&D or just 5e?
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    Just 5e
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    Wizard Half Elf

    str         08
    dex       10
    con       14
    int         15
    wis        12
    char      13

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    More Notes:

    I'll be doing milestone leveling, so don't worry about XP. You'll advance in level when we hit certain story milestones.

    For planning purposes, we will be going from level 1 to level 10.
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    Str 9
    Dex 12
    Con 8
    Int 14
    Wis 16
    Chr 17


    Hmm not the most physically robust character I've ever rolled. 
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    Damn, i was gonna do a gnome wizard 😂. Oh well,


    Gnome Lore Bard

    you get the minor illusion cantrip as a gnome still right? If not I'll change character. 

    str         08
    dex       13
    con       12
    int         15
    wis        10
    char      14

    Alignment- Chaotic Good (as any true gnome is 😂)