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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:42 am 
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Anyone up for a campaign using the Beyond the Wall ruleset?

Beyond the Wall is pretty much Basic D&D set up not to model Epic Fantasy, but more of the talented-young-folks-get-in over-their-head vibe of, say, the Chronicles of Prydain, or pretty much any folktale, fairy tale, or juvenile lit fantasy. As one reviewer said, "It's more Hobbit than Lord of the Rings."

The characters all grew up together in a small village, and character creation generates their history as well as attributes. Chargen is done collectively, and your rolls can provide other characters with benefits, based on past shared adventures. So, no enigmatic lone wolf-types who never reveal their troubling pasts. The other characters were present and involved in your troubling past! It's a very flavorful and inspiring form of chargen.

There are a couple other little tweaks, like Fortune points, and magic works a little differently (it's pretty great). The changes are nothing that can't be covered in a a post or two.

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Here's a pretty good review, if you'd like some information: http://talesofthegrotesqueanddungeonesque.blogspot.com/2013/09/review-beyond-wall-and-other-adventures.html.
Here's an interview I did with the creators: http://abominablefancy.blogspot.com/2014/05/interview-beyond-walls-peter-williams.html
You won't need the books to play the game, but if'n you're interested, you can get the pdf here: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/113405/Beyond-the-Wall-and-Other-Adventures

I'm hoping for 5-6 players who can post more-or-less every weekday.

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:34 am 
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sounds like a cheerful friend based game, I'm in :D

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:39 am 
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It looks cool to me. I would be interested in playing.

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OH you again! :twisted: :lol: Man I already PM'd Pulp sayin' I was in man you are such a follower MW :P :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:58 am 
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:lol: :lol:

I happen to be the first one to post here my good man, you are the follower here! 8-)

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:59 am 
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wrong! ask Pulp when my PM was sent long before your posting sir :P

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just in reading the review it sounds very intriguing.
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sounds like a cheerful friend based game, I'm in :D


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― Ed Greenwood, Elminster: The Making of a Mage

Algrim GreyBeard Dwarf - Skull Mountain
Bror Hammerfell Dwarf - Enter the World of Greyhawk
Drake (Drago) Montillo Human Mage - Castle Amber
Gavin Storm Human Smuggler - WEG Star Wars
Glimble Rivenstone Gnome Cleric - under streets of splendor
Jack Carter Human - Mutant Future - Tales from the Gam'A Zone
Korin McGruffin Dwarf Fighter/Thief - Formerly: Pits of Wob Currently: Minn's Mound
Pocc Vorche Human Druid - Pirates: Cannons and Dragons
Throm Thundergut Dwarf - Silvery Moon


DM - A Village With No Name (AD&D 2e)
DM - Al-Qadim: One Dozen and One Adventures (Ad&d 2e)


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 11:01 am 
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pffft, technicalities, Pulp knows whats up. 8-) ;)

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You got my interest sir.


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Great to see that there's interest! I've pm'd Tonixx about setting up the campaign.

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Abijah Dun, warrior, The Monastery at Dimwater (1ed)
Coat-of-Nine-Hides, beast-master, A Company of Corpses (B/X)
Brother Dumphey, cleric, A Company of Corpses (B/X)

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You got the four of us quickly enough

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― Ed Greenwood, Elminster: The Making of a Mage

Algrim GreyBeard Dwarf - Skull Mountain
Bror Hammerfell Dwarf - Enter the World of Greyhawk
Drake (Drago) Montillo Human Mage - Castle Amber
Gavin Storm Human Smuggler - WEG Star Wars
Glimble Rivenstone Gnome Cleric - under streets of splendor
Jack Carter Human - Mutant Future - Tales from the Gam'A Zone
Korin McGruffin Dwarf Fighter/Thief - Formerly: Pits of Wob Currently: Minn's Mound
Pocc Vorche Human Druid - Pirates: Cannons and Dragons
Throm Thundergut Dwarf - Silvery Moon


DM - A Village With No Name (AD&D 2e)
DM - Al-Qadim: One Dozen and One Adventures (Ad&d 2e)


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This looks like a type of game I have been wanting to play/run...less combat centric and more about the lives of those involved (rp). Count me in.


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......and then...... there were 6 :D

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― Ed Greenwood, Elminster: The Making of a Mage

Algrim GreyBeard Dwarf - Skull Mountain
Bror Hammerfell Dwarf - Enter the World of Greyhawk
Drake (Drago) Montillo Human Mage - Castle Amber
Gavin Storm Human Smuggler - WEG Star Wars
Glimble Rivenstone Gnome Cleric - under streets of splendor
Jack Carter Human - Mutant Future - Tales from the Gam'A Zone
Korin McGruffin Dwarf Fighter/Thief - Formerly: Pits of Wob Currently: Minn's Mound
Pocc Vorche Human Druid - Pirates: Cannons and Dragons
Throm Thundergut Dwarf - Silvery Moon


DM - A Village With No Name (AD&D 2e)
DM - Al-Qadim: One Dozen and One Adventures (Ad&d 2e)


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I play with all the guys who responded anyway. Count me in. Same ol bros.

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that makes what 7? Hmm how many players did you want Pulpatoon :lol:

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― Ed Greenwood, Elminster: The Making of a Mage

Algrim GreyBeard Dwarf - Skull Mountain
Bror Hammerfell Dwarf - Enter the World of Greyhawk
Drake (Drago) Montillo Human Mage - Castle Amber
Gavin Storm Human Smuggler - WEG Star Wars
Glimble Rivenstone Gnome Cleric - under streets of splendor
Jack Carter Human - Mutant Future - Tales from the Gam'A Zone
Korin McGruffin Dwarf Fighter/Thief - Formerly: Pits of Wob Currently: Minn's Mound
Pocc Vorche Human Druid - Pirates: Cannons and Dragons
Throm Thundergut Dwarf - Silvery Moon


DM - A Village With No Name (AD&D 2e)
DM - Al-Qadim: One Dozen and One Adventures (Ad&d 2e)


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We can get everyone in the Unseen Servant to play!! EPIC CAMPAIGN!!!!

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that'd be out of control fast... imagine just trying to catch up with everyone's initial post in the campaign....

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Algrim GreyBeard Dwarf - Skull Mountain
Bror Hammerfell Dwarf - Enter the World of Greyhawk
Drake (Drago) Montillo Human Mage - Castle Amber
Gavin Storm Human Smuggler - WEG Star Wars
Glimble Rivenstone Gnome Cleric - under streets of splendor
Jack Carter Human - Mutant Future - Tales from the Gam'A Zone
Korin McGruffin Dwarf Fighter/Thief - Formerly: Pits of Wob Currently: Minn's Mound
Pocc Vorche Human Druid - Pirates: Cannons and Dragons
Throm Thundergut Dwarf - Silvery Moon


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Seven sounds fine! I mean, how could I say 'no' to such a star-studded roster?

While we're waiting for the campaign folder to get set up, we might as well begin chargen.

To begin, please select a character archetype, below. The archetype will determine which set of charts you roll on to determine your character's history, skills, and abilities. The first twelve choices are the standard village kids. Then there are some options for nobles and demihumans, if anyone wants to play one of those.

Villagers:
Self-taught Mage
Untested Thief
Village Hero
Witch’s Prentice
Would-Be Knight
Young Woodsman
Assistant Beast-Keeper
Devout Acolyte
Fae Foundling
Heir to a Legend
Local Performer
Reformed Bully

Nobles:
Apprentice Court Sorcerer
Forgotten Child
Future Warlord
Gifted Dilettante
Nobleman’s Wild Daughter
Novice Templar

Fantasy Races:
Dwarven Adventurer
Dwarven Rune Caster
Eleven Highborn
Elven Ranger
Halfling Outrider
Halfling Vagabond

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Salt Peter, sailor, The North Spine Campaign (LL)
Jiminy Gurglesquelch, shoggoth, Tales of the Gam'A Zone (Mutant Future)
Abijah Dun, warrior, The Monastery at Dimwater (1ed)
Coat-of-Nine-Hides, beast-master, A Company of Corpses (B/X)
Brother Dumphey, cleric, A Company of Corpses (B/X)

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Assistant Beast-Keeper

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― Ed Greenwood, Elminster: The Making of a Mage

Algrim GreyBeard Dwarf - Skull Mountain
Bror Hammerfell Dwarf - Enter the World of Greyhawk
Drake (Drago) Montillo Human Mage - Castle Amber
Gavin Storm Human Smuggler - WEG Star Wars
Glimble Rivenstone Gnome Cleric - under streets of splendor
Jack Carter Human - Mutant Future - Tales from the Gam'A Zone
Korin McGruffin Dwarf Fighter/Thief - Formerly: Pits of Wob Currently: Minn's Mound
Pocc Vorche Human Druid - Pirates: Cannons and Dragons
Throm Thundergut Dwarf - Silvery Moon


DM - A Village With No Name (AD&D 2e)
DM - Al-Qadim: One Dozen and One Adventures (Ad&d 2e)


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Devout Acolyte, if you would be so kind.

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