Monday, September 26, 2016

PFN5E : H5 - Return to the Throne Of Bloodstone... An intro.

Return to the Throne of Bloodstone (RToB)

First wanted to mention that this will be brought to my players in Sandbox Play {defined}.

The Campaign
This campaign shall happen on the planet of Golarion, the Pathfinder rules system.  There are settings outside of Pathfinder (PF) yet will fit nicely for my game and can coexist with D&D5e & PF.

This is my campaign idea which includes the base story setting from Advanced Dungeons and Dragons First Edition {ADnD1e} (circa 1978-1983).

The following are from ADnD 1E 
H1 : Bloodstone Pass  [ link ]
H2 : The Mines of Bloodstone [ link ]
H3 : The Bloodstone Wars [ link ]
H4 : The Throne of Bloodstone [ link  ]
S3 : Expedition to the Barrier Peaks [ link ]

>>   Part of The Dungeons of Dread is a hardcover collection of four classic, stand-alone Advanced Dungeons & Dragons™ (1E) adventure modules -- 
S1 Tomb of Horrors
S2 White Plume Mountain
S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks
and S4 The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth.

In my campaign I shall use S3 as it's "Return Expedition to the Barrier Peaks... [S5]" where inside the barrier pass you find WTC 11843 (below).

This is from ADnD 3E
WTC 11843 : Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil [ link ]


The party
Meant to be of some adventuring skill but still working the kinks out of their dynamics to staying alive...  and to have some money in their pocket(s).  Some are just learning the ins-and-outs of magic, spellcasting, mythical creatures, and...  technology.

Some have travelled from afar to congregate at the Grande Lodge in Absalom.  Some in hopes to find adventure, some in hopes of working for The Pathfinder Society, and some just hope to survive long enough to save themselves from their pasts.

In the history of the Heroes of Bloodstone Pass there were five courageous individuals who became legends, heroes of folk lore, and for those whom lived...  bloodsworn pacts of death by the evil forces which they thwarted.  Some of the hero's bloodlines have continued their ancestor's vigil over the Bloodstone Lands.

Party should be 5+ players having APL of 5.

None shall have mastercrafted nor magical items of any nature.  These would confer a +0 or greater to an item.  However items which a player describe as being made of/by technological means are more than welcome to exist.  Harnessing the power of a "force of spirit" to make autonomous machinations exists well in Numeria.  Firearms have made technological leaps forward from the Alkenstar Gunsmithy.

Orcs, half-orcs, and those of their bloodline have been contaminated by The Green Plague (a mad scientist's experiment to make them human) and all are considered Monster category.  So they are not available as a PC.  To offset this new races from D&D 5e have been introduced...

Dragonborn, Tiefling, and Eladrin.

There are no "half" type races.  Halflings are now Hobbit.  Half-elves are now High Elf.


Character Record Sheet {CRS}
A "keep it simple, silly" PDF has been created with a twist on gaining experience and combat... minimizing them but keeping them in a clean format for review and update here: [ PFN5e CRS ] 
For use with my game only because it does not follow the standard rules...  it simplifies them from my own interpretations of 5e's and PF's rules systems.

There are dropdowns and some auto-calculations done when you enter in certain fields.  Please "Save As -> Your PC's Name.pdf" and send that back to me so your hero will be kept up to date.  I may send it back to you with revisions and explanations...
 ::  Example ::  <Harrybutt Titan - 02.pdf> would be sent back to you.  the -02 is the revision number.  If you revise it please keep the same revision number, send it to me, I approve, then will be <Harrybutt Titan - 02AP.pdf> or something similar which I have "APproved".

I'm expecting to have simple tablets available for each player with a PDF reader and WiFi.  Once exchanged it should reside on the tablet.  These tablets will also have a library of "Player Available Materials" including rule books, guide books, and miscellaneous GM Approved materials contained therein.  Access to any SRD's online will be provided during break times to access the wifi.  At any other time(s) the wifi of the tablet(s) should be turned off.


Races & Classes...  and Roles?  (defined by my CRS <above>)
Pathfinder did a good job at providing some classes which were lacking in D&D, yet D&D had some races which Pathfinder were lacking...  so I slammed some both together and included some which haven't been seen in either for some time.

Race : human, elf, dwarf, gnome, halfling, half-elf, dragonborn, tiefling, eladrin
Class : barbarian, bard, cleric, druid, fighter, paladin, ranger, rogue, sorcerer, wizard, summoner, witch, warlock, samurai, ninja, magus, alchemist, gunslinger, inquisitor, monk

Role : melee, ranged, arcane, divine, skilled

Roles give a better balance and game mechanic.  MMO's use them well so they have been adopted into my KISS strategy.

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