Huge, massive thank you to County *doffs cap, bows low* It's been an absolute blast, I only hope I can do half as well as you DM side.
The next LLC (now being rebranded: the Limited Levelling Campaign) will re-commence Sat 17th June, in the year of our Lord 2017 @ 12pm EST (5pm GMT)
We always meet in the C&B pub Westgate, Trinity. Sessions are usually approx. 2hours and are currently scheduled for every Saturday.
For those who aren't familiar with us: we are a DM led RP group that quests weekly and our characters are starting their second story arc.
We are currently at level 9 and have the following confirmed players:
Randomwiz (a bard)
Belferon/Corgano (a ranger with possible arcane archer intentions)
Drakkon (a rogue/assassin)
Scoobiwan (a favoured soul)
Proteus (a ranger)
Randomn4me (a cleric/doomguide)
Syn'Trel (half orc barbarian/fighter?)
Raging_buddha (Paladin with CofSF intentions)
Biowarefan (a bard) is currently mia and jwm1972 (a warlock) has had to bow out for the time being due to work but we are keeping seats warm for them.
We'd like to aim for 6 core players but would like to be flexible for those who may need to drop in/out from time to time. I'm going to place an arbitrary max of 10 total, 'on the books' so-to-speak. In the highly unlikely event we repeatedly have more candidates than places, it is possible repeat attendees will take precedence but we will avoid it if we can.Rewards:
Tokens for each session will be given out. Tokens may be used by your other characters to redeem for 300k xp, 1million gold, or little perks crafted onto your existing armor (maybe +1 more regen, or a +3 to a skill instead of a +2 - any forging will be: subject to Admin overview; will require several tokens; items will be forged only once and will be cursed). Alternatively, you can use the tokens for special supports to your low-level campaign (LLC) character, such as rescue missions, hired guards, borrowed magic items, etc. The choice is negotiable.Rules:
Please obtain permission for any ECL races; please bear in mind the ECL will be in effect (you will always be that many levels behind the rest of the party). No exploits to boost character power. This is tricky, as exactly what is an exploit isn't always clear. The motivating example is from a previous campaign, someone had full caster levels for their character level and took practiced spellcaster. This means they were casting at 4 spell levels higher than anyone else in the party could. There was no reason for them to have taken practiced caster except to benefit from this engine quirk. This is what I have in mind as an exploit. If you're not sure if something counts, please ask. Standard (not Easy mode) toons onlyLevelling is restricted - the DM will tell you when you may a take a level irrespective of how much xp your character has.
Non-magical gear from Mick's to start. Should go without saying, but don't pull things like those items that provide boosts just from being in your inventory from your persistent storage. Progression will be low magic more in line with PnP (unless and until we reach epic levels ).
Any skill will be useful. Of course spot and listen are probably safe bets as are social skills, if you're worried about where to put skill points but my advice is don't worry too much about it. We'll try to make any skill fun and useful. I encourage people to use their initiative in using skills but please accompany it with appropriate RP.
NO SUMMONS/COMPANIONS. Their custom ROT scaling makes them unsuited for this kind of campaign. Note this might be adjusted for specific sessions/situations, but generally don't plan on being allowed these.
Dual Classing and Prestige Classes: if you would like to take either of these please let me review a build plan for the character. With the options available it is possible to blow party balance totally out the water. XP penalties are not workable and thus not allowed. Hence dual classes must maintain a max of 1 level difference between the classes e.g. a 3rd lvl fighter/4th lvl cleric must take a fighter level next. I will consider Racial preferences but it will depend.
For Prestige Classes: as well as observing any RP requirements for them, I request a full commitment to the max level possible; either all at once or along the same lines as dual classing.