Title: Cliff Hanger Zombie Apocalypse Topic
Description: For you NEEEEEEEEERDS playing
darksavior1 - December 20, 2010 04:55 AM (GMT)
List of players:
d20 Modern rulebook: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NU618LH3
Handy d20 modern reference site: http://www.12tomidnight.com/d20modernsrd/Home.php
Dice Roller: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/dice/dice.htm
Dec. 19th update:
I will be returning to my apartment around the 28th. So either that night or the night after I would like to have a session with those new to the game (i.e. Hector, Johnny, Massive) to help create their characters and have general introduction times. After that, I'll set a time in which everyone can get together for us to have our first game session. That's all for now.
December 20th update:
I plan on going ahead with the character creation session on Wednesday, Dec. 29th. I'd like to do it around 8 or 9 PM EST but timeliness won't matter as much this time around. I'd like the sessions to occur weekly on Wednesday nights since that doesn't seem to conflict with anyone. Let me know if you have a problem with this. Even if you are experienced and can create your characters on your own, you might want to join in because I will be revealing some important info for the game, most likely. Also you can help explain rules and shit so I can spend some time planning. That's pretty much it for now guys.Character Creation Information
Some pertinent information for when you create your characters. I am only putting up rules specific to this game and my GM style. The rest is in the rulebooks and if you have questions I will answer them. Stats:
1. Your starting levels will be 3.
2. Maximize your hit die (If your class has a d10 hit die -disregarding Con- you will start off with 30 HP). Also do this when your character levels up.
3. There are two ways for you to create your starting ability scores (Str, Dex, etc.)
Roll for stats:
You can leave it to the dice gods and roll for your ability scores. If you do so here's how I want you to do it.
- Roll 4d6 (four six sided die) six times (one for each stat, derp). When you do each roll, subtract the lowest die and that is your number. If you are using actual die, then I will allow you to reroll 1s (Heroes don't take ones). If you are using the dice roller site, then you're out of luck. However, if you get more than one 1 using the dice roller, then I will let you reroll.
- Do two sets of six numbers, then choose which set you like more.
- Assign the stats to your abilities accordingly.
I prefer this method since, well, when you're born into the world what you inherit is really up to chance. But that's just me, there is another way.
32 point buy:
It's a safe and balanced way to create a character. It works like this: you start off with 32 points. You assign numbers to your abilities, each number having a value you subtract from your point pool ranging from 8 (0 points) to 18 (16 points). Here's a easy list for you to use as you do this.
In a normal d20 Modern game, you will usually do wealth checks involving a d20 and your Wealth bonus to make purchases and to determine your starting equipment and all that. However, due to the apocalyptic nature of this setting I will be using actual currency, which is more akin to DnD. The way it will work is this:
Do the usual starting wealth bonus (2d4 + any bonuses). As with the hit die, you will simply be maxing out the roll so you will at least have an 8. Multiply your result by 20. That is how many Zs (the currency in this game) you will begin with. Example: A character with an Academic profession has a Wealth bonus of 3, so 2d4+3=11, 11x20 is 220 Zs.
Since this will go against the usual rules, when choosing your starting equipment I will deduct the amount I feel is appropriate from your starting Zs. This will be based on a few factors: character background, the values of the items, etc. If you give me a good reason for your character to have a certain object then I will usually grant it to you.Experience
Doesn't exist. Your characters will level up when I say they will, depending on the game's events, roleplaying, plot progression and ultimately some arbitration on my part. But yeah, don't worry about it.
That's all for now. I will continue updating this topic as necessary.
The Monopoly Guy - December 20, 2010 12:17 PM (GMT)
Because it had to be done I might as well get all of it out now
Demiqian - December 20, 2010 05:01 PM (GMT)
Hey, why is I not playing? 3:
WELL FUCK YOU TOO THEN
darksavior1 - December 20, 2010 05:02 PM (GMT)
Sorry dawg, timezones just won't work. :<
Demiqian - December 20, 2010 05:06 PM (GMT)
What would be a normal time for getting together?
darksavior1 - December 20, 2010 05:08 PM (GMT)
8-9 pm EST. Which would be 2-3 AM for you, lasting for several hours. Besides, I already have a pretty big party. :<
Demiqian - December 20, 2010 05:12 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (darksavior1 @ Dec 20 2010, 06:08:01 PM)|
| 8-9 pm EST. Which would be 2-3 AM for you, lasting for several hours. Besides, I already have a pretty big party. :< |
I would get up for that.
Have fun, you guys.
darksavior1 - December 20, 2010 05:15 PM (GMT)
When someone dies, I might let you join in~
Demiqian - December 20, 2010 05:54 PM (GMT)
I really wouldn't get up for that~
Apook Apoos - December 21, 2010 07:15 AM (GMT)
Will be following this for sure.
RevusHarkings - December 25, 2010 11:36 PM (GMT)
>_> Might be a few hours late for the character creation session.
Also, I forgot that once the term starts, every other Wednesday isn't exactly ideal. I can still make it if it can't be changed/would be difficult to change, but I'd prefer if it could be moved.
darksavior1 - December 26, 2010 01:04 AM (GMT)
It would be every week, but it doesn't have to be Wednesday. Thursday is when I have DnD, Jake can't make it on Mondays, Fridays, or Sundays which aren't really good for me either. Tuesday could work though.
This all depends on what my schedule turns out to be next semester.
darksavior1 - December 28, 2010 04:21 AM (GMT)
Update: Character creation session might be moved up to Tuesday so we can have a session Thursday night. It depends on when I get to my apartment since I am leaving tomorrow (Tuesday). However, whether it happens Tuesday or Wednesday, I'd like the first game session to be this Thursday.
darksavior1 - December 29, 2010 06:43 AM (GMT)
Well since I got here so late, looks like character creation will have to happen tomorrow night anyway. Still plan on the first session being Thursday.
darksavior1 - December 30, 2010 08:42 PM (GMT)
The first game session will (hopefully) begin at 9 PM EST. Everyone should go on skype at that time.
rejectedreality - December 31, 2010 02:06 AM (GMT)
My internet is a derp, so I'm installing Skype on my phone. Which is really weird.
darksavior1 - January 3, 2011 12:26 AM (GMT)
Next session will be tomorrow night at 9 PM EST on skype as usual.
darksavior1 - January 6, 2011 11:37 PM (GMT)
Seeing as my schedule now has me waking up everyday at 8 am, looks like Saturday night would be the best time for a game for me. How does that sit with you guys?
RevusHarkings - January 7, 2011 12:04 AM (GMT)
Saturday nights won't be so good once Exalted starts again in a couple of weeks, since we're going to start playing Saturday evening games every so often. However, until then, Saturday night will be fine.
rejectedreality - January 7, 2011 03:45 AM (GMT)
Unless something changes for me, Saturdays are good.
AK1rby - January 7, 2011 09:50 AM (GMT)
There is an off chance I wont be here this Saturday, if that is the case make me disappear into the black void of nothingness or make my fall into a plot hole
Assuming Jake doesnt get everyone killed ololo
darksavior1 - January 7, 2011 03:06 PM (GMT)
Saturday at 9 EST then. Later on this semester, if the weekends can't work then we will have to play during the week, but we will probably have to start a little earlier. Or maybe not idklol.
darksavior1 - January 13, 2011 04:05 PM (GMT)
It's that time again, where we come up with a night to play. Right now I am considering Friday (tomorrow) or Sunday, at the usual time of course. What does everyone think, also open to suggestions.
rejectedreality - January 13, 2011 07:06 PM (GMT)
Friday is probably better for me.
Having said that, my laptop has died, so I'll probably have to try the phone. Hopefully it works like it should.
AK1rby - January 13, 2011 07:26 PM (GMT)
I can do any of those. I have no classes this Monday so it works out either way.
RevusHarkings - January 13, 2011 09:43 PM (GMT)
rejectedreality - January 15, 2011 02:05 AM (GMT)
darksavior1 - January 19, 2011 04:32 PM (GMT)
Sorry pretty much just took a break this past weekend. Can people play tomorrow?
darksavior1 - January 20, 2011 12:16 AM (GMT)
Fucking God Moding taking up my announcement space.
RevusHarkings - January 20, 2011 01:00 AM (GMT)
AK1rby - January 20, 2011 02:43 AM (GMT)
ya, dont have classes until 12:30 on Friday, so that works out.
rejectedreality - January 20, 2011 06:06 AM (GMT)
Tomorrow's pretty good, actually. Well, maybe. I won't have a computer... Maybe I can use a combination of my PS3 and phone for skype. Or maybe I'll have to miss a session. I dunno.
Stupid laptop, breaking right before school starts back up.
darksavior1 - January 21, 2011 02:04 AM (GMT)
Well shit I slept all day and couldn't plan. Also have a few people missing. So maybe tomorrow might be a better day.
darksavior1 - January 27, 2011 02:21 PM (GMT)
Alright for real, I am ready to get back on this shit. So can people do tomorrow night, usual time?
rejectedreality - January 27, 2011 04:37 PM (GMT)
Tomorrow being Friday?
In that case, I can't. Or I'll be about 2 and a half hours late. I probably could Saturday. I should be getting my laptop back soon, too.
darksavior1 - January 27, 2011 06:36 PM (GMT)
If Revus doesn't have Exalted we can do it on Saturday.
RevusHarkings - January 27, 2011 06:48 PM (GMT)
Exalted should be running 1 pm-6 pm, so I'll probably be able to make it.
darksavior1 - January 27, 2011 06:52 PM (GMT)
rejectedreality - January 29, 2011 11:51 PM (GMT)
So my parents are coming into town to drop off my laptop. Problem is, it'll probably be during today's session. So... I'll do what I can to show up, but don't wait up for me.
darksavior1 - February 4, 2011 03:49 AM (GMT)
Who is down to play tomorrow, usual time.