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First PBP Funnel of 2020: The Gig at the Wizard's Tower

Post by Judge_Yossarian » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:37 am

Slowly the patchwork group of poor villagers and peasants file down the narrow stone corridor into the massive lecture hall. They marvel at the size of the room--the largest they have ever been in--and some shrink at the echoing sound of scuffling feet. They have traveled from scattered towns, hamlets, and farmsteads across the county to this, the Tower of the Manticore; the most infamous (and yet mysterious) school of the arcane and occult arts in the word... or at least, the only one anyone has ever heard of 'round here. Some came for promises of wealth, others from wanderlust and boredom, but all came in response to an open call to all toshers, sewer hunters, rat-catchers, and otherwise healthy and willing folk promising bright gold to those who would help to exterminate the arcane horrors that crawl the catacombs beneath the cyclopean structure. Suddenly, a hush falls over the group, as two robed figures, one tall and one squat, make their way to a podium at the front of the hall, and begin to speak.
Abandon heroics all ye who enter here- this be a 0-level funnel PBP. We are starting 2020 with an excellent and detailed free funnel adventure bwhich can be had for free in the 1st volume of the 2019 Gongfarmer's Almanac:

THE GIG AT THE WIZARDS TOWER
by Duamn Figueroa Rassol

Your initial cast of characters:

Player Gnomeboy
Kuruz, Mendicant, N, AC 8, 4 hp, R-1, F0, W0, two stats below ave (Agi, Luck), one stat above ave (Int)

Zend, Grave Digger, L, AC 9, 3 hp, R-1, F0, W1, two stats below ave (Agi, Luck), three stats above ave IStr, Per, Int)

Mercer, Outlaw, N, AC 12, 2 hp, R0, F-1, W1, three stats below ave (Str, Sta, Int), two stats above ave (Per, Luck)

Dejah, Ropemaker, C, AC 10, 3 hp, R0, F1, W-1, three stats below ave (Str, Per, Luck), one stat above ave (Sta)
Player Herself
Quentin Plum, Costermonger, L, AC 10, 1 hp, R0, F-1, W0, str 7, agi 10, sta 7, per 9, int 16 luc 13
Lucky sign: Saving throws
Gear: fruit, lantern, 5 days rations, 2 small sacks, 5 cp
Weapon: knife (as dagger)

Beezel Scribbler, Elven Barrister, L, AC 10, 5 hp, R0, F+1, W+1, str 12, agi 10, sta 13, per 15, int 11, luc 8
Lucky sign: the broken star
Gear: book, crowbar, 2x chalk, 5 days rations, small sack, 0 cp
Weapon: quill (as dart)

Sally Longshanks, Herder, N, AC 10, 1 hp, R0, F0, W-2, str 11, agi 9, sta 10, per 5, int 12, luc 15
Lucky sign: the bull
Gear: small sack, herding dog, crowbar, 5 days rations, 5 torches, 4 cp
Weapon: staff

Smythe Quickhands, Confidence artist, N, AC 10, 3 hp, R0, F0, W0, str 8, agi 11, sta 11, per 9, int 15, luc 10
Lucky sign: survived a spider bite
Gear: quality cloak, 1 flask oil, 10 ft pole, 3 days rations, 0 cp
Weapon: dagger
Player Vort
Shaky, Gambler, N, AC 10, hp 1, Str12 Ag9 Sta5-2 Pe9 In9 Lu9, ref 0, fort -2 will 0, Sign: Charmed House

and his twin brother

Shifty, Smuggler, C, AC 11, hp 1, Str9 Ag15+1 Sta5-2 Pe13+1 In8-1 Lu8-1, ref 1, fort -2, will 1, init +1, Sign: Harsh Winter, attack rolls -1

The perfectly ordinary (some would say dull),
Bailey Bramford, Beadle, L, AC 11, hp 1, Str13+1 Ag13+1 Sta12 Pe5-2 In13+1 Lu11, ref 1, fort 0, will -2, init +1, Sign: Pack Hunter

and a sculptor who thinks he needs no introduction,
The Illuminating Anhk, Elven Artisan, L, AC 10, hp 3, Str11 Ag9 Sta9 Pe13+1 In10 Lu15+1, ref 0, fort 0, will +1, Sign: Broken Star, fumbles +1
and Player ManjoBan
Wiola Copperpence, Halfling Trader, N, AC 11, 4 hp, R+1, F+1, W-1, str 11, agi 13, sta 14, per 8, int 6, luc 12
Lucky sign: Conceived on Horseback
Equipment: 20 sp, 21 cp, Iron spikes, Large Sack
Weapon: Short Sword

Elvelyn Quillback, Scribe, N, AC 11, 1 hp, R+1, F-1, W+1, str 13, agi 12, sta 7, per 13, int 10, luc 13
Lucky sign: Survived the Plague
Equipment: Parchment (x10), 11 cp, Rope 50', Flint and Steal
Weapon: Dart

Darryl Pennypinch, Tax Collector, L, AC 7, 4 hp, R-3, F+1, W+1, str 14, agi 3, sta 13, per13, int 13, luc 11
Lucky sign: Survived a Spider Bite
Equipment: 116cp, Chain 10'
Weapon: Long Sword

Benedict Beatletongue, Beadle, C, AC 10, 5 hp, R0, F+1, W0, str 14, agi 11, sta 13, per 12, int 11, luc 8
Lucky sign: Lived through Famine
Equipment: Holy Symbol, 4cp, Lantern, Rope 50'
Weapon: Staff
Rules are mostly standard- where clarifications are needed I will post them here.

The action begins at https://goodman-games.com/forums/viewto ... 78#p122878, for those following along at home. Read on for great justice!

-Judge Yossarian

Original Post:
Crawlers-

Greetings! I see you all lurking around here waiting for somebody to post something interesting. Well, I would be happy to liven things up by providing you a grisly death! Who wants to participate in the first PBP of 2020 on the GG forums?

I'm willing to judge a quick crawl through one of the free Gongfarmers' funnels, or another free funnel someone suggests (I don't want to spoil someone's IP that is for sale). I run the game basically from the book for funnels without any house rules.

If you're interested post here. I think I can handle up to 6 players. If we get 3+ I'll reach out to y'all separately and we'll make the actual thread.

-Judge Yossarian
Last edited by Judge_Yossarian on Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:40 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Chalmers frowned. "Harold, what would be a legal purpose for which to conjure a parrot?"

The Corpse that Love Built PbP:
Obadiah the Sharp: Chaotic Warrior (2nd level), Tax collector
Str: 15 (+1), Agi: 11 (0), Sta: 15 (+1), Per: 6 (-1), Int: 7 (-1), Luck: 7 (-1)
HP: 15/24; Speed: 25; Init: 2; AC: 15; Ref: 1; Fort: 2; Will: -1; Deed Die: d4
Main Weapon: Spear melee deed+1 (dmg 1d8+1+deed)
Secondary Weapon: Javelin melee deed+1 (dmg 1d6+1+deed) (x2)
Armor: Scale Mail (+4) Check penalty (-4) Fumble die (d12) Speed (-5)); Shield (+1) Check penalty (-1)
Equipment: Backpack, Rope - 50', Chain 10', iron spikes (3), small hammer, lantern, 3 flasks oil
Funds: 476 gp, 80 cp; Languages: Common

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Re: High time for a new PBP

Post by GnomeBoy » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:56 am

I'm up for that. I've been wanting to do one, but have felt I can't commit right now to running one, so this is perfect.
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Kuruz, Mendicant, N • AC 8, 4 hp • R-1, F0, W0 • S9 A8 S9 P11 I16 L8
Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by Judge_Yossarian » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:25 pm

Ok, two volunteers so far. If I get 3 we can play. Anyone?
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Chalmers frowned. "Harold, what would be a legal purpose for which to conjure a parrot?"

The Corpse that Love Built PbP:
Obadiah the Sharp: Chaotic Warrior (2nd level), Tax collector
Str: 15 (+1), Agi: 11 (0), Sta: 15 (+1), Per: 6 (-1), Int: 7 (-1), Luck: 7 (-1)
HP: 15/24; Speed: 25; Init: 2; AC: 15; Ref: 1; Fort: 2; Will: -1; Deed Die: d4
Main Weapon: Spear melee deed+1 (dmg 1d8+1+deed)
Secondary Weapon: Javelin melee deed+1 (dmg 1d6+1+deed) (x2)
Armor: Scale Mail (+4) Check penalty (-4) Fumble die (d12) Speed (-5)); Shield (+1) Check penalty (-1)
Equipment: Backpack, Rope - 50', Chain 10', iron spikes (3), small hammer, lantern, 3 flasks oil
Funds: 476 gp, 80 cp; Languages: Common

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by Vort » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:37 pm

I'd be interested if I had the time to commit! What are you thinking of for timing? Specific date & time or expected frequency?
Trevor / Road Crew (Calgary)
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Shaky, Gambler, N, AC 10, hp 1, S12 A9 S5-2 P9 I9 L9, r+0, f-2, w+0, club +0 (1d4)
Shifty, Smuggler, C, AC 11, hp 1, S9 A15+1 S5-2 P13+1 I8-1 L8-1, r+1, f-2, w+1, init+1, attack rolls -1, sling +0 (1d4)
The Illuminating Anhk, Elven Artisan, L, AC 10, hp 3, S11 A9 S9 P13+1 I10 L15+1, r+0, f+0, w+1, fumbles +1, staff +0 (1d4)
KIA Bailey Bramford, Beadle, L, AC 11, hp 1, S13+1 A13+1 S12 P5-2 I13+1 L11, r+1, f+0, w-2, init +1, staff +1 (1d4+1)

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by Judge_Yossarian » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:43 pm

As judge I'd commit myself to an update at least once a day and I'd attempt to actively resolve any moves put in between about 5pm and 10pm EST. For players I'm flexible because there are zero more exciting games out there.

If neither of you has read the GFA19 funnel "The Gig at the Wizard's Tower" I was thinking of running that one because it allows some flexibility in timing. If you have, I could find another GFA one, or roll up a random Metal Gods funnel.
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Chalmers frowned. "Harold, what would be a legal purpose for which to conjure a parrot?"

The Corpse that Love Built PbP:
Obadiah the Sharp: Chaotic Warrior (2nd level), Tax collector
Str: 15 (+1), Agi: 11 (0), Sta: 15 (+1), Per: 6 (-1), Int: 7 (-1), Luck: 7 (-1)
HP: 15/24; Speed: 25; Init: 2; AC: 15; Ref: 1; Fort: 2; Will: -1; Deed Die: d4
Main Weapon: Spear melee deed+1 (dmg 1d8+1+deed)
Secondary Weapon: Javelin melee deed+1 (dmg 1d6+1+deed) (x2)
Armor: Scale Mail (+4) Check penalty (-4) Fumble die (d12) Speed (-5)); Shield (+1) Check penalty (-1)
Equipment: Backpack, Rope - 50', Chain 10', iron spikes (3), small hammer, lantern, 3 flasks oil
Funds: 476 gp, 80 cp; Languages: Common

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by GnomeBoy » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:39 pm

I've barely cracked the covers of my GFA 2019s, so that would be a great choice, IMO.

Also, yeah, I think most play-by-posts aim for 1 post per day, and maybe one across a weekend.

I'll be running my GMG booth at a Con next weekend, so I may not be able to post between Thursday and Monday...
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Kuruz, Mendicant, N • AC 8, 4 hp • R-1, F0, W0 • S9 A8 S9 P11 I16 L8
Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Post by GnomeBoy » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:44 pm

I've also enabled "quick reply" for this topic, so you don't have to leave the page to make a new post (easier to reference what's going on when you're composing a post).

And I will throw it out there that you can click on the wrench icon toward the top of the page and subscribe to this topic, getting an e-mail to your account e-mail address whenever there's a new post on this topic. Makes another way to know if there's an update already, or not, without visiting the site.
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Kuruz, Mendicant, N • AC 8, 4 hp • R-1, F0, W0 • S9 A8 S9 P11 I16 L8
Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by Vort » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:11 pm

I can likely do one post per day. No promises though. :)
Trevor / Road Crew (Calgary)
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Shaky, Gambler, N, AC 10, hp 1, S12 A9 S5-2 P9 I9 L9, r+0, f-2, w+0, club +0 (1d4)
Shifty, Smuggler, C, AC 11, hp 1, S9 A15+1 S5-2 P13+1 I8-1 L8-1, r+1, f-2, w+1, init+1, attack rolls -1, sling +0 (1d4)
The Illuminating Anhk, Elven Artisan, L, AC 10, hp 3, S11 A9 S9 P13+1 I10 L15+1, r+0, f+0, w+1, fumbles +1, staff +0 (1d4)
KIA Bailey Bramford, Beadle, L, AC 11, hp 1, S13+1 A13+1 S12 P5-2 I13+1 L11, r+1, f+0, w-2, init +1, staff +1 (1d4+1)

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by herself » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:13 am

Hello! I'm new here, but I figure this is a hell of a way to start. Keen to play if you're still looking for someone! :)

I'm in NZ (NZT / GMT+13) but I figure that shouldn't be too much of an issue with PBP?
Quentin Plum, Costermonger--L, AC 10, 1 hp--R0, F-1, W0--st 7, ag 10, sta 7, pe 9, in 16, lu 13--sign: saving throws (+1)
Beezel Scribbler, Elven Barrister--L, AC 10, 5 hp--R0, F+1, W+1--st 12, ag 10, sta 13, pe 15, in 11, lu 8-- sign: broken star (fumbles) (-1)
Sally Longshanks, Herder--N, AC 10, 1 hp--R0, F0, W-2--st 11, ag 9, sta 10, pe 5, in 12, lu 15--sign: the bull (attack+1)
Smythe Quickhands, Confidence artist--N, AC 10, 3 hp--R0, F0, W0--st 8, ag 11, sta 11, pe 9, int 15, lu 10--sign: spider bite (poison save, +0)

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by Judge_Yossarian » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:45 am

Thanks guys. I threw a post up on reddit advertising as well and got a few more interested crawlers so I'll wait until everyone is set up on the GG forums, then PM everybody who's playing. GnomeBoy and Vort, y'all can go ahead and roll up four zeros apeice if you want. For zeros I make declaring alignment and gender optional, and everything else is standard rolling. You can post em here now if you want to or wait til we're ready to start.
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Chalmers frowned. "Harold, what would be a legal purpose for which to conjure a parrot?"

The Corpse that Love Built PbP:
Obadiah the Sharp: Chaotic Warrior (2nd level), Tax collector
Str: 15 (+1), Agi: 11 (0), Sta: 15 (+1), Per: 6 (-1), Int: 7 (-1), Luck: 7 (-1)
HP: 15/24; Speed: 25; Init: 2; AC: 15; Ref: 1; Fort: 2; Will: -1; Deed Die: d4
Main Weapon: Spear melee deed+1 (dmg 1d8+1+deed)
Secondary Weapon: Javelin melee deed+1 (dmg 1d6+1+deed) (x2)
Armor: Scale Mail (+4) Check penalty (-4) Fumble die (d12) Speed (-5)); Shield (+1) Check penalty (-1)
Equipment: Backpack, Rope - 50', Chain 10', iron spikes (3), small hammer, lantern, 3 flasks oil
Funds: 476 gp, 80 cp; Languages: Common

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Post by GnomeBoy » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:50 pm

My Zeroes:

Kuruz, Mendicant, N, AC 8, 4 hp, R-1, F0, W0, two stats below ave (Agi, Luck), one stat above ave (Int)

Zend, Grave Digger, L, AC 9, 3 hp, R-1, F0, W1, two stats below ave (Agi, Luck), three stats above ave IStr, Per, Int)

Mercer, Outlaw, N, AC 12, 2 hp, R0, F-1, W1, three stats below ave (Str, Sta, Int), two stats above ave (Per, Luck)

Dejah, Ropemaker, C, AC 10, 3 hp, R0, F1, W-1, three stats below ave (Str, Per, Luck), one stat above ave (Sta)
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Kuruz, Mendicant, N • AC 8, 4 hp • R-1, F0, W0 • S9 A8 S9 P11 I16 L8
Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by ManjoBan » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:55 pm

Greetings!

I’m read to get in some delicious PbP DCC RPG goodness. I haven’t read anything from the 2019 GongFarmers Almanac, and am excited to get rolling!
Wiola Copperpence,Halfling Trader, N -- AC 11, 4 hp -- R+1, F+1, W-1 -- str 11, agi 13, sta 14, per 8, int 6, luc 12
Elvelyn Quillback, Scribe, N -- AC 11, 1 hp -- R+1, F-1, W+1 -- str 13, agi 12, sta 7, per 13, int 10, luc 13
Benedict Beatletongue, Beadle, C -- AC 10, 5 hp -- R0, F+1, W0 -- str 14, agi 11, sta 13, per 12, int 11, luc 8
Darryl Pennypinch, Tax Collector, L -- AC 7, 4 hp -- R-3, F+1, W+1 -- str 14, agi 3, sta 13, per13, int 13, luc 11

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Post by herself » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:04 pm

Hi all, here's my batch of noobs:

Quentin Plum, Costermonger, L, AC 10, 1 hp, R0, F-1, W0, str 7, agi 10, sta 7, per 9, int 16 luc 13
Lucky sign: Saving throws
Gear: fruit, lantern, 5 days rations, 2 small sacks, 5 cp
Weapon: knife (as dagger)

Beezel Scribbler, Elven Barrister, L, AC 10, 5 hp, R0, F+1, W+1, str 12, agi 10, sta 13, per 15, int 11, luc 8
Lucky sign: the broken star
Gear: book, crowbar, 2x chalk, 5 days rations, small sack, 0 cp
Weapon: quill (as dart)

Sally Longshanks, Herder, N, AC 10, 1 hp, R0, F0, W-2, str 11, agi 9, sta 10, per 5, int 12, luc 15
Lucky sign: the bull
Gear: small sack, herding dog, crowbar, 5 days rations, 5 torches, 4 cp
Weapon: staff

Smythe Quickhands, Confidence artist, N, AC 10, 3 hp, R0, F0, W0, str 8, agi 11, sta 11, per 9, int 15, luc 10
Lucky sign: survived a spider bite
Gear: quality cloak, 1 flask oil, 10 ft pole, 3 days rations, 0 cp
Weapon: dagger
Last edited by herself on Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:00 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Quentin Plum, Costermonger--L, AC 10, 1 hp--R0, F-1, W0--st 7, ag 10, sta 7, pe 9, in 16, lu 13--sign: saving throws (+1)
Beezel Scribbler, Elven Barrister--L, AC 10, 5 hp--R0, F+1, W+1--st 12, ag 10, sta 13, pe 15, in 11, lu 8-- sign: broken star (fumbles) (-1)
Sally Longshanks, Herder--N, AC 10, 1 hp--R0, F0, W-2--st 11, ag 9, sta 10, pe 5, in 12, lu 15--sign: the bull (attack+1)
Smythe Quickhands, Confidence artist--N, AC 10, 3 hp--R0, F0, W0--st 8, ag 11, sta 11, pe 9, int 15, lu 10--sign: spider bite (poison save, +0)

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by Vort » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:30 pm

Hey, all. Looks like GnomeBoy got all the hit points. :D
Allow me to introduce my four (from Purple Sorcerer):

Shaky, Gambler, N, AC 10, hp 1, Str12 Ag9 Sta5-2 Pe9 In9 Lu9, ref 0, fort -2 will 0, Sign: Charmed House
17cp, dice, 10' chain, club +0 (1d4)

and his twin brother

Shifty, Smuggler, C, AC 11, hp 1, Str9 Ag15+1 Sta5-2 Pe13+1 In8-1 Lu8-1, ref 1, fort -2, will 1, init +1, Sign: Harsh Winter, attack rolls -1
21cp, waterproof sack, empty chest, sling +0 (1d4)

The perfectly ordinary (some would say dull),
Bailey Bramford, Beadle, L, AC 11, hp 1, Str13+1 Ag13+1 Sta12 Pe5-2 In13+1 Lu11, ref 1, fort 0, will -2, init +1, Sign: Pack Hunter
21cp, holy symbol, staff +1 (1d4+1)

and a sculptor who thinks he needs no introduction,
The Illuminating Anhk, Elven Artisan, L, AC 10, hp 3, Str11 Ag9 Sta9 Pe13+1 In10 Lu15+1, ref 0, fort 0, will +1, Sign: Broken Star, fumbles +1
33cp, clay (1lb), torch, staff +0 (1d4)
Last edited by Vort on Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
Trevor / Road Crew (Calgary)
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Shaky, Gambler, N, AC 10, hp 1, S12 A9 S5-2 P9 I9 L9, r+0, f-2, w+0, club +0 (1d4)
Shifty, Smuggler, C, AC 11, hp 1, S9 A15+1 S5-2 P13+1 I8-1 L8-1, r+1, f-2, w+1, init+1, attack rolls -1, sling +0 (1d4)
The Illuminating Anhk, Elven Artisan, L, AC 10, hp 3, S11 A9 S9 P13+1 I10 L15+1, r+0, f+0, w+1, fumbles +1, staff +0 (1d4)
KIA Bailey Bramford, Beadle, L, AC 11, hp 1, S13+1 A13+1 S12 P5-2 I13+1 L11, r+1, f+0, w-2, init +1, staff +1 (1d4+1)

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

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Hey, all. Looks like GnomeBoy got all the hit points. :D
Hehe, indeed! I have the sneaking suspicion my lawyer is going to the the only one to make it out alive...
Quentin Plum, Costermonger--L, AC 10, 1 hp--R0, F-1, W0--st 7, ag 10, sta 7, pe 9, in 16, lu 13--sign: saving throws (+1)
Beezel Scribbler, Elven Barrister--L, AC 10, 5 hp--R0, F+1, W+1--st 12, ag 10, sta 13, pe 15, in 11, lu 8-- sign: broken star (fumbles) (-1)
Sally Longshanks, Herder--N, AC 10, 1 hp--R0, F0, W-2--st 11, ag 9, sta 10, pe 5, in 12, lu 15--sign: the bull (attack+1)
Smythe Quickhands, Confidence artist--N, AC 10, 3 hp--R0, F0, W0--st 8, ag 11, sta 11, pe 9, int 15, lu 10--sign: spider bite (poison save, +0)

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by GnomeBoy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:55 am

herself wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:23 am
Vort wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:30 pm
Hey, all. Looks like GnomeBoy got all the hit points. :D
Hehe, indeed! I have the sneaking suspicion my lawyer is going to the the only one to make it out alive...
:mrgreen:
I've played and run enough Funnels to know those hp aren't going to mean anything at all 99% of the time... :twisted:

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Kuruz, Mendicant, N • AC 8, 4 hp • R-1, F0, W0 • S9 A8 S9 P11 I16 L8
Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by Vort » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:10 am

GnomeBoy wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:55 am
I've played and run enough Funnels to know those hp aren't going to mean anything at all 99% of the time... :twisted:
Hah, true! I've only run funnels, this will be my first as a player. :) But you're right; when the damage is 3d6, 4hp just isn't that many...
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Shaky, Gambler, N, AC 10, hp 1, S12 A9 S5-2 P9 I9 L9, r+0, f-2, w+0, club +0 (1d4)
Shifty, Smuggler, C, AC 11, hp 1, S9 A15+1 S5-2 P13+1 I8-1 L8-1, r+1, f-2, w+1, init+1, attack rolls -1, sling +0 (1d4)
The Illuminating Anhk, Elven Artisan, L, AC 10, hp 3, S11 A9 S9 P13+1 I10 L15+1, r+0, f+0, w+1, fumbles +1, staff +0 (1d4)
KIA Bailey Bramford, Beadle, L, AC 11, hp 1, S13+1 A13+1 S12 P5-2 I13+1 L11, r+1, f+0, w-2, init +1, staff +1 (1d4+1)

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by ManjoBan » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:18 am

Don't worry, your weakest characters will be the ones that make it, it seems to be the way of DCC!

Quick question, are we rolling for equipment as well? Or only stats?
Wiola Copperpence,Halfling Trader, N -- AC 11, 4 hp -- R+1, F+1, W-1 -- str 11, agi 13, sta 14, per 8, int 6, luc 12
Elvelyn Quillback, Scribe, N -- AC 11, 1 hp -- R+1, F-1, W+1 -- str 13, agi 12, sta 7, per 13, int 10, luc 13
Benedict Beatletongue, Beadle, C -- AC 10, 5 hp -- R0, F+1, W0 -- str 14, agi 11, sta 13, per 12, int 11, luc 8
Darryl Pennypinch, Tax Collector, L -- AC 7, 4 hp -- R-3, F+1, W+1 -- str 14, agi 3, sta 13, per13, int 13, luc 11

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by GnomeBoy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:50 am

I used Purple Sorcerer, but the pencil-and-paper, by-the-book method is fine, too. If by 'rolling for equipment' you mean a random roll on the equipment chart, that's standard, so I'm going to say do it. You can then spend your randomly determined cp on more equipment, as is standard.

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Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by Judge_Yossarian » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:28 am

Yep, please roll for your equipment per the rules, or using purple sorcerer. You can add them in by editing your post, and keep that post as your running char sheet if you want. I'll try and edit the first post and title of this thread tonight to reflect that we're starting and give y'all your intro. The adventure is called "the gig at the wizard's tower."
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Chalmers frowned. "Harold, what would be a legal purpose for which to conjure a parrot?"

The Corpse that Love Built PbP:
Obadiah the Sharp: Chaotic Warrior (2nd level), Tax collector
Str: 15 (+1), Agi: 11 (0), Sta: 15 (+1), Per: 6 (-1), Int: 7 (-1), Luck: 7 (-1)
HP: 15/24; Speed: 25; Init: 2; AC: 15; Ref: 1; Fort: 2; Will: -1; Deed Die: d4
Main Weapon: Spear melee deed+1 (dmg 1d8+1+deed)
Secondary Weapon: Javelin melee deed+1 (dmg 1d6+1+deed) (x2)
Armor: Scale Mail (+4) Check penalty (-4) Fumble die (d12) Speed (-5)); Shield (+1) Check penalty (-1)
Equipment: Backpack, Rope - 50', Chain 10', iron spikes (3), small hammer, lantern, 3 flasks oil
Funds: 476 gp, 80 cp; Languages: Common

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by ManjoBan » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:16 pm

My sorry sack of adventurers.

(I have NEVER rolled 1, 1, 1 when rolling for stats. Darryl has got two bum legs, and a perpetual inner ear infection, and a bad case of vertigo.)

Wiola Copperpence, Halfling Trader, N, AC 11, 4 hp, R+1, F+1, W-1, str 11, agi 13, sta 14, per 8, int 6, luc 12
Lucky sign: Conceived on Horseback
Equipment: 20 sp, 21 cp, Iron spikes, Large Sack
Weapon: Short Sword

Elvelyn Quillback, Scribe, N, AC 11, 1 hp, R+1, F-1, W+1, str 13, agi 12, sta 7, per 13, int 10, luc 13
Lucky sign: Survived the Plague
Equipment: Parchment (x10), 11 cp, Rope 50', Flint and Steal
Weapon: Dart

Darryl Pennypinch, Tax Collector, L, AC 7, 4 hp, R-3, F+1, W+1, str 14, agi 3, sta 13, per13, int 13, luc 11
Lucky sign: Survived a Spider Bite
Equipment: 116cp, Chain 10'
Weapon: Long Sword

Benedict Beatletongue, Beadle, C, AC 10, 5 hp, R0, F+1, W0, str 14, agi 11, sta 13, per 12, int 11, luc 8
Lucky sign: Lived through Famine
Equipment: Holy Symbol, 4cp, Lantern, Rope 50'
Weapon: Staff
Wiola Copperpence,Halfling Trader, N -- AC 11, 4 hp -- R+1, F+1, W-1 -- str 11, agi 13, sta 14, per 8, int 6, luc 12
Elvelyn Quillback, Scribe, N -- AC 11, 1 hp -- R+1, F-1, W+1 -- str 13, agi 12, sta 7, per 13, int 10, luc 13
Benedict Beatletongue, Beadle, C -- AC 10, 5 hp -- R0, F+1, W0 -- str 14, agi 11, sta 13, per 12, int 11, luc 8
Darryl Pennypinch, Tax Collector, L -- AC 7, 4 hp -- R-3, F+1, W+1 -- str 14, agi 3, sta 13, per13, int 13, luc 11

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Re: Players wanted: High time for a new PBP

Post by herself » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:59 pm

Updated sheet -- I'm still wondering what I'm going to do with a herding dog, but I guess we'll find out. Maybe it will outlive everyone!

Maybe Darryl just got his heavies to do the work for him in the past-- or that spider bite has done its work on him!
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:55 am

:mrgreen:
I've played and run enough Funnels to know those hp aren't going to mean anything at all 99% of the time... :twisted:

If you ever face a Zero with, like, 6 hit points or more, you are looking at something truly exceptional...~
Hehe! I still don't know exactly why the prospect of putting newbies through a meat grinder is so fun :)
Quentin Plum, Costermonger--L, AC 10, 1 hp--R0, F-1, W0--st 7, ag 10, sta 7, pe 9, in 16, lu 13--sign: saving throws (+1)
Beezel Scribbler, Elven Barrister--L, AC 10, 5 hp--R0, F+1, W+1--st 12, ag 10, sta 13, pe 15, in 11, lu 8-- sign: broken star (fumbles) (-1)
Sally Longshanks, Herder--N, AC 10, 1 hp--R0, F0, W-2--st 11, ag 9, sta 10, pe 5, in 12, lu 15--sign: the bull (attack+1)
Smythe Quickhands, Confidence artist--N, AC 10, 3 hp--R0, F0, W0--st 8, ag 11, sta 11, pe 9, int 15, lu 10--sign: spider bite (poison save, +0)

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Re: First PBP Funnel of 2020: The Gig at the Wizard's Tower

Post by Judge_Yossarian » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:38 pm

Ok, with four players we're ready to start! I will put flavor text/story in quote blocks and any visible rolls/adjudication in bold.
Slowly the patchwork group of poor villagers and peasants file down the narrow stone corridor into the massive lecture hall. They marvel at the size of the room--the largest they have ever been in--and some shrink at the echoing sound of scuffling feet. They have traveled from scattered towns, hamlets, and farmsteads across the county to this, the Tower of the Manticore; the most infamous (and yet mysterious) school of the arcane and occult arts in the word... or at least, the only one anyone has ever heard of 'round here. Some came for promises of wealth, others from wanderlust and boredom, but all came in response to an open call to all toshers, sewer hunters, rat-catchers, and otherwise healthy and willing folk promising bright gold to those who would help to exterminate the arcane horrors that crawl the catacombs beneath the cyclopean structure. Suddenly, a hush falls over the group, as two robed figures, one tall and one squat, make their way to a podium at the front of the hall, and begin to speak. The taller one begins in a surprisingly high pitched voice:

"Welcome, mighty heroes, to the Tower of the Manticore! By official order of the Conclave of Seven-and-One, we have gathered your eminences, the boldest of the bold, to protect this peaceful place against the lurking horrors of--"

The shorter one cuts in-

"Oh, cut the crap Zser! You know these aren't heroes, they're just the slum trash and bumpkins we hired to clean out the basement. The sooner we get this done the sooner I can get back to work on my---"

"Ahem! Well then, on with it, I suppose. I am Zser-Zerad the Somewhat Knowledgeable, and along with my esteemed colleague Biliac the Impatient here, we will be supervising your work today. We have several minor infestations of vermin in the catacombs below the tower that we have contracted you all to deal with for us. Payment will be rendered upon completion, at a rate of one gold per kilogram of heads of dead vermin, as weighed by us. Er, kilogram- that's a standard measurement we use here, equivalent roughly to the weight of a bottle of wine.

At any rate, as is our custom, we are willing to take a few brief questions before we swear you in, on our most holy artifact, the Sword of Æder-Kadai-"
-he gestures to a massive two-handed claymore hanging above him-
"-and then lower you into the sub-basement to begin your work."

"Questions, Zser, really? These hicks couldn't even form a coherent sentence if their lives depended on it. What a waste of time..."
Any questions before you go in? I'll allow two per player, which I will answer in my next post and then send you in. You can also take a closer look at the mages or anything in the room if you like, in the meantime.
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Chalmers frowned. "Harold, what would be a legal purpose for which to conjure a parrot?"

The Corpse that Love Built PbP:
Obadiah the Sharp: Chaotic Warrior (2nd level), Tax collector
Str: 15 (+1), Agi: 11 (0), Sta: 15 (+1), Per: 6 (-1), Int: 7 (-1), Luck: 7 (-1)
HP: 15/24; Speed: 25; Init: 2; AC: 15; Ref: 1; Fort: 2; Will: -1; Deed Die: d4
Main Weapon: Spear melee deed+1 (dmg 1d8+1+deed)
Secondary Weapon: Javelin melee deed+1 (dmg 1d6+1+deed) (x2)
Armor: Scale Mail (+4) Check penalty (-4) Fumble die (d12) Speed (-5)); Shield (+1) Check penalty (-1)
Equipment: Backpack, Rope - 50', Chain 10', iron spikes (3), small hammer, lantern, 3 flasks oil
Funds: 476 gp, 80 cp; Languages: Common

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Re: First PBP Funnel of 2020: The Gig at the Wizard's Tower

Post by ManjoBan » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:07 pm

Benedict Beatletongue - "What makes this abomination of a holy relic so important to the likes of you? It pales in comparison to the relics in our house of worship!"

Wiola Copperpence - "I'll be damned if I go into some stinking rat-infested hole without a plan for getting out! ...how're we supposed to get back out?"

General - Are there any specific markings on the mages wardrobe or faces that we would be unfamiliar with?

(I'm super excited to get started!)
Wiola Copperpence,Halfling Trader, N -- AC 11, 4 hp -- R+1, F+1, W-1 -- str 11, agi 13, sta 14, per 8, int 6, luc 12
Elvelyn Quillback, Scribe, N -- AC 11, 1 hp -- R+1, F-1, W+1 -- str 13, agi 12, sta 7, per 13, int 10, luc 13
Benedict Beatletongue, Beadle, C -- AC 10, 5 hp -- R0, F+1, W0 -- str 14, agi 11, sta 13, per 12, int 11, luc 8
Darryl Pennypinch, Tax Collector, L -- AC 7, 4 hp -- R-3, F+1, W+1 -- str 14, agi 3, sta 13, per13, int 13, luc 11

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Re: First PBP Funnel of 2020: The Gig at the Wizard's Tower

Post by herself » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:56 pm

Sally Longshanks (flicking a flea off her sleeve): "What can ye tell us about the nature of the beasties down below?"

Beezel Scribbler: "Yes, yes, good thinking my friend. If we can identify which of said creatures weighs the most--specifically, which heads are of weighty volume--then we should target those first." (To the robed figures) "I assume a copy of our employment conditions will be made available? I wish to send a copy to my employer, Plumbum and Plumbum, should anything untoward happen to myself or my party. Furthermore, I assume if we leave the relevant details with you, our families will be notified of any unfortunate demise?"
Quentin Plum, Costermonger--L, AC 10, 1 hp--R0, F-1, W0--st 7, ag 10, sta 7, pe 9, in 16, lu 13--sign: saving throws (+1)
Beezel Scribbler, Elven Barrister--L, AC 10, 5 hp--R0, F+1, W+1--st 12, ag 10, sta 13, pe 15, in 11, lu 8-- sign: broken star (fumbles) (-1)
Sally Longshanks, Herder--N, AC 10, 1 hp--R0, F0, W-2--st 11, ag 9, sta 10, pe 5, in 12, lu 15--sign: the bull (attack+1)
Smythe Quickhands, Confidence artist--N, AC 10, 3 hp--R0, F0, W0--st 8, ag 11, sta 11, pe 9, int 15, lu 10--sign: spider bite (poison save, +0)

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