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(20-09-2016 09:56:14)JLT* Wrote:  Next session is next week, 2609.

The plan is to find out more about the blighted lands in the Peaks, an how to stop the massive amounts of magic flowing around causing mayhem. Also you want to learn more about the undead army at your doorstep


This is fine because it is probably the most pressing issue facing us right now. As a player, I don't know whether it is actually the most fun issue to pursue, however.
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RE: Birthright: Sword and Crown
Mel en ik hadden gisteren ook een kort gesprek toen Jelte weg was over de gezamenlijke doelen van onze characters. We konden het snel eens worden over het bouwen aan ons landje. Niet door uitbereiding maar door ontwikkeling. Financieel door het creëren van een veilige weg tussen de twee rivieren. Populatiegroei in de zuidelijke provincien met natuurbehoud in het noorden. Het bouwen aan twin-cities. Mijn char zou mogelijk een college willen oprichten.

Verder willen onze characters graag helpen een aantal van de problemen rondom ons rijkje op te lossen en stabiliteit en vrede te creëren.
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RE: Birthright: Sword and Crown
Veel van de physical bloodform abilities die Ulrik had zitten nu in zijn class abilities of de standard regels. Aan de andere kant mist Ulrik met lage intelligence en charisma voor Lead en Warcraft twee van zijn core skills. Ik weet niet waar jullie aan zaten te denken maar ik zou een social bloodform ability overwegen.

Leader of the pack (Bloodform)
Despite your monstrous appearance, you demonstrate a natural ability to lead as well as a fierce loyalty to your pack. You command the respect and loyalty of troops that have been in battle with you or have trained extensively with you.

You can add your proficiency bonus to Warcraft and Persuasion checks related to tactics and leadership of troops that consider you their leader. If you’re already proficient in Warcraft or Persuasion, your proficiency bonus is doubled for these checks.
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RE: Birthright: Sword and Crown
Also, Veric's goal and character will evolve a little so that it will better fit Ulrik and Lars' goals and characters. For one, I have explicitly chosen NG as alignment, which should fit our goals and means.
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RE: Birthright: Sword and Crown
Development of character goals
Veric still wants to reinstate the empire to its former glory and return to his ancestral role. However, his travels with Lars and Ulrik have made him realize that there is great vitality in the periphery of Annuire. The borderlands are preferable to the hopeless corruption in the great city.

He divines that the new empire will not be forged in the City of Annuire, but at the cusp of civilization. From the creative tension between chaos and law; human and monster; wilderness and civilization; and hardship and development, a beacon of light will appear that will keep the dark forces at bay and herald an era of hope. He believes Ulrik and Lars may very well be the future of Annuire.

Suggested roles Veric—draft


Domain

Primary role
(Realm) magic support (arcane spell caster)
Foreign relations (History, Court Wizard background)
Intelligence (Observant, Diviner, Owl police)

Secondary Role
Battlefield Support


Non-combat


Primary role
Knowledge and Intelligence
Utility Support
Perception & Investigation

Secondary Role
Social



Combat

Primary role
Battlefield control—i.e. deliver the enemy in bite size chunks
Buffing

Secondary Role
“Minion” removal
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RE: Birthright: Sword and Crown
looks good,

About the moot points, I am reminded about the old adage "Better to serve in heaven than to reign in hell". I would suggest the following points to be the minimum for a stable foundation for an okay peaks, one that could work long after we are dead.

A tribal council with a High Tyrant to get stuff done
A united defense force to protect the peaks
All the social ones to make the peaks worth protecting
Magna carta it so its all undeniable.

If we can scrounge some more influence we should try to establish an economic system to make it affordable.

So no guarantee we end up as HT, Religion might be oke due to Religious freedom, Magic might end up a ffa, and diplomacy will be a sh*tsandwich but that will be a ht problem.

We haven't met all the main players yet, and maybe we should go off books? Wives, minorities, slaves etc.

Licensed.
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Smile

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(02-05-2017 11:27:47)(me) Melchior Wrote:  looks good,

About the moot points, I am reminded about the old adage "Better to serve in heaven than to reign in hell". I would suggest the following points to be the minimum for a stable foundation for an okay peaks, one that could work long after we are dead.

A tribal council with a High Tyrant to get stuff done
A united defense force to protect the peaks
All the social ones to make the peaks worth protecting
Magna carta it so its all undeniable.

If we can scrounge some more influence we should try to establish an economic system to make it affordable.

So no guarantee we end up as HT, Religion might be oke due to Religious freedom, Magic might end up a ffa, and diplomacy will be a sh*tsandwich but that will be a ht problem.

We haven't met all the main players yet, and maybe we should go off books? Wives, minorities, slaves etc.

I was thinking along the same lines and am 100% with you on this. Got some ideas on some room for deals. We might want to consider a division between upper and lower peaks in a deal with the Orogs. Also cut out the pesky Dwarf. I'll post my notes tonight.
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Goblin Moot

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(02-05-2017 11:27:47)(me) Melchior Wrote:  I am reminded about the old adage "Better to serve in heaven than to reign in hell".

Uhh...

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Gabriel's version of Paradise Lost, I think.

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Suggested goals

Government goals
1) Political control & sovereignty of lower peaks
2) Tribal council lower peaks
3) Integration lower peaks with N. Mhoried

Religious/Magic goals
1) Not part of constitution
2) Separate deals Lars and Veric with rivals

Social goals 16
1) All freedoms lower peaks
2) Citizenship is open to all races and genders
3) All citizens are equal
4) Slaves can buy freedom, no new slaves

Military goals
1) No raiding from borders lower peaks
2) Common security
3) Mercenaries are ok, brigands are not.

Codification goals
1) Magna Carta

Economic goals
1) Safety of trade and movement
2) taxation of lower peaks

Thasbien Offer:
i. Compensation for slaves
ii. They get a trade hub & new city
iii. Part of council lower peaks
iv. Civilized rulers in wealthy areas don't need slaves and can pay servants

Snagglefang offer
i. No slaves
ii. Equality of citizens of all races
iii. Freedom of movement and trade with N. Mhoried
iv. Free religion
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It's Thasbyrn.
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(04-05-2017 22:19:11)Oddman Wrote:  It's Thasbyrn.

Other goals
1) rename Thasbyrn to Thasbien
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Bindwraith & Orog offer:
i. Little Big Dragon Secret as part of the deal
ii. Offer Orogs full sovereignty over upper peaks
iii. Offer tribal taxes upper peaks
iv. Deal with Lars on temples
v. Protected religion in Floodspeath
vi. Citizenship of Orogs in Lower Peaks
vii. Freedom religion in Lower peaks

Ogre offer:
i. Peaceful relations with Thurazor
ii. Offer employment
iii. Allow mercenaries, but no raiding from borders.

Eyeless lady/other mages offer:
i. Refrain from development specific provinces and upper peaks.
ii. Veric will make agreement on sources

Dwarf offer:
i. independence of upper peaks
ii. Protect neutrality.
iii. You're either with us or against us

Trolls offer:
i. Become well-behaved citizens or be driven to the upper peaks
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Last time we defeated some opposition and got the unpleasant surprise that some of our troops may be on someone else's payroll. We were doing quite well, but this may make it hard to keep our promises.

Also, we experienced death and dying in 5e, both by critical hit and critical failure. I knew about critical failure death saves, but was still blindsided, because I hadn't considered them. As death can be quite disruptive to this type of campaign and we have a very small party with limited actions, we could consider removing critical death save failures from our game. We could also keep critical death saves, but use angrydm's alternative, which I have linked in a skype pm to Jelte for him to consider.

Veric will return with a good-guy injury. He now has a limp and will move at half speed without a cane and -5 speed with a cane. That'll teach him.
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(22-05-2017 08:20:05)Tiamat Wrote:  Last time we defeated some opposition and got the unpleasant surprise that some of our troops may be on someone else's payroll. We were doing quite well, but this may make it hard to keep our promises.

Also, we experienced death and dying in 5e, both by critical hit and critical failure. I knew about critical failure death saves, but was still blindsided, because I hadn't considered them. As death can be quite disruptive to this type of campaign and we have a very small party with limited actions, we could consider removing critical death save failures from our game. We could also keep critical death saves, but use angrydm's alternative, which I have linked in a skype pm to Jelte for him to consider.

Veric will return with a good-guy injury. He now has a limp and will move at half speed without a cane and -5 speed with a cane. That'll teach him.

When we played 3.5, death was never permanent either. If you die in a combat encounter with little plot value you will always get better. This has happened to all characters at least once.

But it did always came at a cost. A limp should not cut it...

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RE: Birthright: Sword and Crown
Technically, Veric did not die because he was given a healing potion in time. Still, I suggested a permanent injury because I wasn't completely satisfied how we resolved the issue in play. Now, you're seriously suggesting punishing my character further than this minor lingering injury? Wow that's harsh Tongue
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One lesson that we learnt is that you always need to have lots of band aids. ^_^

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Didn't even know this was a thing in 5th until I saw Sekhem's supply list.
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Was leuk gisteren. In twee weken ben ik het vast vergeten dus dan maar nu.

Het plan is om Ulrik met de mop-up bij de Ogres te laten. Daarna gaat hij met zijn nieuwe crew naar Thasbiern Goblins. Lars en Veric gaan te paard vooruit om snagglefang Glub en greencutter leader te evacueren. Verzamelen bij Thasbiern.
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RE: Birthright: Sword and Crown
In light of a question that arose last night:

You do not provoke attacks of opportunity if you are moved (by your mount). However, your mount can provoke attacks of opportunity. Also, if your mount does provoke attacks of opportunity, these attacks can target the rider or the mount. Your mount can move its speed on your turn and can take the dash, disengage or doge action. Therefore if the mount uses the disengage action, you do not get attacks of opportunity (PHB: 195 & 198).
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RE: Birthright: Sword and Crown
Another rules issue:

I had forgotten that readying a spell requires concentration. Let's note for next time.
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