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Old 02-16-2010, 10:37 PM   #41
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Sounds like you're going pretty cinematic with this, which is probably a good idea your first time out. How many points are they building the PCs on?

I'm not sure that I'd cast Bond as an aristocrat personally, but that's food for another thread. What kind of magic does this guy specialize in, Communication/Empathy + Mind Control?
In the basic set, they say start out with 100-200 points, so I let them start with 120

Some mind control, mostly creation spells and I believe a healing spell as well. Of course he does have fireball if I remember correctly.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:31 PM   #42
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I need more campaign ideas!
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:25 PM   #43
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In the basic set, they say start out with 100-200 points, so I let them start with 120.
That's really not a lot. 150 points gives characters that feel like competent specialists or weak generalists. For action movie heroes you really need 200-300 points, IMO.
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:57 PM   #44
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That's really not a lot. 150 points gives characters that feel like competent specialists or weak generalists. For action movie heroes you really need 200-300 points, IMO.
So I should start them out with about 150-200 possibly around 300 next time?
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:28 PM   #45
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So I should start them out with about 150-200 possibly around 300 next time?
Depends on what you want, but if you are really trying for over-the-top fantasy action, you might want to look at the Dungeon Fantasy pdfs which are based on 250 point characters.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:43 PM   #46
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Depends on what you want, but if you are really trying for over-the-top fantasy action, you might want to look at the Dungeon Fantasy pdfs which are based on 250 point characters.
Yea, I'll definitely check that out.

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Old 02-18-2010, 12:02 AM   #47
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Well, there's not much to go on. However, I do have a few ideas:

As the mage is also the Prince of the Realm, the other two could conceivably be part of his entourage. This would make him suitable to be a diplomat to other nations, giving him Diplomatic Immunity in a lot of cases. This could lead to:
  • A good old-fashioned murder mystery as he's visiting abroad where he's the prime suspect and must clear his name.
  • There's a dragon/demon/Cthulhu-esque Horror terrorizing the landscape, slaughtering his kingdom's peasants, and in order to show that The King Really Cares For His People, he's sent his son out to either A) gather allies, or B) take on the beast himself. The smart move is to do A, but B is excellent for PR, if the peasants are starting to revolt.
  • The Prince must find a woman suitable to be his bride, and the Royal Oracle, who is on the payroll of the Grand Duke, the King's younger brother and only other heir to the throne, has to quest through unknown lands to find her, possibly uniting his Realm with one from Far Off.
  • Civil war has erupted in the kingdom, pitting his father's Royalist forces against the usurper's Puritans. The Prince is in exile, along with his two most trusted friends, after the King was publicly beheaded. (Yes, I took this from the English Civil War of King Charles I vs Oliver Cromwell. The English Civil War was TL5, not TL3, but the circumstances could be very similar.)
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:39 PM   #48
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As far as i know your camaign revolving around a King gone missing and Prince Spell-Bond and Paladin Bros. searching him.

When he got lost abroad the most plausible starting point would be to get where he got lost start searching so if he not got lost intetionally who or what ever abducked him is still there .... So going there and searching openly as the son of the lost king wouldnt be the best idea. The first adventure would possibly revolve around the Travell preperations to get unnoticed into contry were the old king got missing ... if you want to be a nasty GM you could let your players suffer the fact that the search party is more equiped and skilled for wilderness swashbuckling than for and stealthy investigation. When the prince doesnt want to fund his operation out of his farther treasure chambers to keep a low profile he may have to pay for information with favors, he may also have to earn the trust of some of regional underworld to avoid knocking on the wrong doors.... doors his father vanished behind...
If there is a ambitios younger brother or chancellor who rules the realm in his fathers absence home coming will be fun too ... if the kings where abouts are finally knowen to whole fun even starts... did he sail to the mythic west continent? does he rot in somebody dungeon? did he join a mysterios foreign order, or was he an member even before and is know on enigmatic mission? If yes what could be more important than his Kingdom? What will you need to safe the king and return peace to the Kingdom an artifact? an army? a fast ship? or all of it?

120 pts are a little low for the heir of a kindom or the best swordmen of a kingdom by the way ..

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[*]Civil war has erupted in the kingdom, pitting his father's Royalist forces against the usurper's Puritans. The Prince is in exile, along with his two most trusted friends, after the King was publicly beheaded. (Yes, I took this from the English Civil War of King Charles I vs Oliver Cromwell. The English Civil War was TL5, not TL3, but the circumstances could be very similar.)[/LIST]
Muskets, Buffcoats and Pikes are all TL 4 ... the english civil war was nearly at the same time as the second d'Artagnan book plays, TL 5 begins roughly after Napoleon nearly a hundert fifty years later.... swordsman ship is still important at this time and amored riders by no means obsolet... you could make a great cthulhu/eldrich horror setting in a 30 Years War or some thing alike, Wallenstein for example was obsessed with astrology...

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