This is the OOC topic for Delving Too Deep. This thread contains the rules of the RP, a character list with links to everyone's sheets, and conversations about what's going on.
Delving Too Deep will run on the usual Errant rules, but here are a few refreshers.
Please note that you do not have an abilities list, but that doesn't mean there are no rules about what you can and cannot do...
I've tried to leave things more open, but when it comes to combat, general Errant rules apply. In combat, take only one action at a time. Always assume an enemy (or enemies) aren't cannon fodder unless I state otherwise. If you're allowed to instantly kill something in your post, I'll say so in the DM post.
This RP will have boss fights. These boss fights have the same rules as any other fight, but your chances of being killed or critically injured are much higher, so be sure to think about your actions wisely.
That said, please always do something in your posts - even if you are just technically chickening out IC or something. This is meant to be a character-driven experience, so I encourage you to interact with other players and also with NPCs (companions or otherwise). I'm going to be trying to give everyone time to interact with each other, since interacting with other characters is - in my opinion - the most fun and important part of a RP.
Your posts should always have at least one action or some dialogue so that you're doing something instead of just standing around thinking to yourself. No one can react to that, so it's really very pointless for a RP. I'm also not taking eating, drinking, and sleeping into careful account, here, so don't focus too much on trying to end your posts doing something like that. If you sleep when everyone else is interacting, you aren't giving yourself a rested bonus, you're just missing out on the fun.
If you have some form of magic or you are a unique race with special abilities, please consult me if you're confused as to what you can and cannot do. It's always better to ask than to assume and just make a post if it's something crazy. But hey - if you have magic, you probably can do something crazy! So just ask. Otherwise, use the wiki as needed to help.
If you receive a PM about this campaign, chances are it'll be in-character (I'll state otherwise if it isn't). I'll be PMing people information that only they are privy to, and it's their choice whether or not to share it with their fellow players. I may also have some interactions via PMs, so that players are not privy to those private interactions, either (if this happens, I'll specify this too, and if the conversation gets interrupted in-game the PM chain gets interrupted, also). If you want to keep something in-character secretive and drag one of my NPCs off to some private place, feel free to do so and then you can begin the PM chain. However, in-character PMing between players isn't permitted unless I'm also in the PM conversation (as DM, I have to know everything to give everyone the best experience).
Again, this shouldn't be used too often, as all players should be included when at all possible.
There will be no group penalties for people not posting, but your individual character may be punished if you suddenly stop posting without warning. If you get behind and want to catch up, just PM me and I can get you up to speed so you can get back in the game. It shouldn't be that hard to stay caught up with the RP.
WHAT YOU WILL KEEP TRACK OF
With the new Errant system, it's now your job to keep track of things about your character! That being said, when making the new system, HP totally slipped my mind. Therefore, I'll be adding it in the next update. So, for now...
EVERYONE be sure to edit HP onto the BOTTOM of your character sheet that you're using. Remember, your HP is CON x 5. So if you have 5 CON, you have 25 HP. If you have 8 CON, you have 40 HP. List it like this:
If you receive a status such as Poisoned, Bleeding, Crippled, Blessed, Cursed, or otherwise, please note this below your HP, in bold. I will always specify in the DM post if your character is affected by any kind of status, negative or positive. For instance:
The status, whatever it may be, is to remain there until specifically removed via IC in a post.
If you have any questions about this, please let me know.
So here's the list of what you are to keep track of:
- Your HP
- Any statuses
- Your inventory
- Your currency
- Any potential race, appearance, talent, or other changes (these are not likely to happen except under extraordinary circumstances, but are still possible)
Be sure to edit these things on your character sheet, in your character sheet thread. I will make it very clear when and if you lose HP, you lose or gain something in your inventory, or you lose or gain currency. It is YOUR responsibility to keep track of these things.
ON THE NATURE OF THIS CAMPAIGN
This campaign will be divided up into chapters: a prologue, three chapters, and an epilogue. I have each one planned out, but there's a lot of openings for players to throw monkey wrenches into my plans (which I welcome) and you guys are going to be making a lot of choices along the way and possibly even picking up various NPC companions at different points (that's up to you).
Here's a chapter guide:
- Prologue - Gates of the Fjord
- Chapter I - Across the North
- Chapter II - Into the Edge
- Chapter III - Lost in Darkness
- Epilogue - Of Wounds Eternal
Each chapter (except for the prologue) will have its own different sidequests, and this campaign will have heavy focus on optional sidequests along the path, instead of keeping everyone moving down a linear storyline. Players will get to choose what path they are going to take across Northrim to reach the Jagged Edge; this will, of course, heavily influence and change Chapter I and the beginning portion(s) of Chapter II.
Therefore, please participate actively in decisions such as sidequests, the path(s) the group takes, etc. Don't just sit on the sidelines. Your choices will heavily affect the RP, and I won't choose which path(s) you take - that is up to the players.
CHARACTER and PLAYER LIST
- Burger Warrior - Percula Saffron
- Burger Warrior - Korvarl Silvershield
- Sephsekla - Garandros Aldor
- Sephsekla - Elnira the Scholar
- Sareth - Valya Catseye
- Sareth - Allya Noctis
- Dalton Westmoore - Malvolio Borgia
- Dalton Westmoore - Agethar Twin-Axe
- Dalton Westmoore - Huo Shiye
- Maverick-Werewolf - Caiden Voros
Feel free to discuss OOC here whatever you want. The campaign will start very soon! I'm waiting on one late sign-up.