(Interest Check) Original Dungeons & Dragons Play-by-Post

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Alright, this is something I've been wanting to do for the past few weeks and I figured there's no time like the present to get it off the ground, so here goes!

I want to run a sandbox-style OD&D online campaign using the "Implied Setting" for OD&D as outlined on the Initiative One blog. I'll provide a link to the information of the Implied Setting below.

http://initiativeone.blogspot.com/2013/05/od-setting-posts-in-pdf.html

This will be a simple and easy open-ended campaign that will start out with just the core boxed set rules (the Three Little Brown Booklets) for the game, but as the game grows and progresses, I may add the additional materials from the other four supplements (Greyhawk, Blackmoor, Eldritch Wizardry, Gods Demigods & Heroes) and see where the game goes.

For now, we will have the main four races (Human, Dwarf, Elf, Hobbit) and three classes (Fighting Man, Magic-User, Cleric) as character options.

If you want to play a less traditional or more unconventional character, PM me the concept and I will see if I can work it into the game.

Character creation will be simple as rolling 3d6 in order for your ability scores.

Here is the signup sheet. All characters begin at Level 1 with zero experience points.

Character Name:
Age:
Gender:
Race:
Class:
Appearance: (Either written descriptions or pictures are acceptable)
Level:

Strength:
Intelligence:
Wisdom:
Dexterity:
Constitution:
Charisma:

Equipment:

Spells: (If applicable)

Current XP:
 

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Character Name: DJANGO APPLEBOTTOM THE MAGNIFICENT AND DARING HOBBIT OF HOLLOW HILLS HALL!
Age: 18 (or whatever is youngish for a hobbit)
Gender: M
Race: Hobbit
Class: Fighting-Man
Appearance: 20180808_231846.jpg
Level: 1
Title: Veteran
Hit Points: 6
Armor Class: 5

(Rolled 3d6 in order...assuming that's what you wanted)
Strength: 17 (+10% XP)
Intelligence: 11 (+1 language)
Wisdom: 11
Dexterity: 13 (+1 fire any missile)
Constitution: 8 (40% to 50% chance of survival)
Charisma: 14 (5 hirelings, +1 loyalty)

Languages: Common, Hobbit (do they have a language?), Elf

Equipment: I rolled 3d6 and got 100 Gold Pieces...

Sword.....cost 10
Short bow......cost 25
Quiver of 20 arrows....cost 10
Chain-type Mail.....cost 30
Leather backpack...cost 5
1 week Iron Rations....cost 15
Wineskin....cost 1
1 wooden cross....cost 2
1 small sack....cost 1
1 quart of wine....cost 1

0 Gold Pieces left, let's get adventurin'!


Spells: N/A

Current XP: 0

"NO MAN CAN BEST ME, NO WOMAN CAN RESIST ME!"
 
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Using one of the OD&D chargen programs

Name: Balin of Iron Hall

Level 1 Dwarf Fighting-Man
Title: Veteran
Alignment: Lawful
Age: 106

STR: 9
INT: 14 (+4)
WIS: 14
CON: 6 (-1)
DEX: 12
CHA: 7 (Max Hirelings: 3 Loyalty Base: +0)

HP: 6
AC: 6
XP Bonus: None
Saving Throws:
Death Ray or Poison: 10
Wands: 11
Stone: 12
Dragon Breath: 13
Staves & Spells: 14

Armor: Leather
Shield: Yes
Helm: None

Weapons:
Sword
Sling

Equipment:
6 torches
leather back pack
large sack
water/wine skin
1 week iron rations
50' of rope
5 flasks oil
15 GP
Pouch & 20 stones
 

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I'll dig out my OD&D books at home later and roll my hit points and look up the saving throws, etc.
 

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I'll dig out my OD&D books at home later and roll my hit points and look up the saving throws, etc.
I'm going to guess your saves are these:
Death Ray or Poison: 10
Wands: 11
Stone: 12
Dragon Breath: 13
Staves & Spells: 14

I say this because I rolled up a 1st level halfling and copied his saves
 
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Using one of the OD&D chargen programs

Name: Balin of Iron Hall

Level 1 Dwarf Fighting-Man
Title: Veteran
Alignment: Lawful
Age: 106

STR: 9
INT: 14 (+4)
WIS: 14
CON: 6 (-1)
DEX: 12
CHA: 7 (Max Hirelings: 3 Loyalty Base: +0)

HP: 6
AC: 6
XP Bonus: None
Saving Throws:
Death Ray or Poison: 10
Wands: 11
Stone: 12
Dragon Breath: 13
Staves & Spells: 14

Armor: Leather
Shield: Yes
Helm: None

Weapons:
Sword
Sling

Equipment:
6 torches
leather back pack
large sack
water/wine skin
1 week iron rations
50' of rope
5 flasks oil
15 GP
Pouch & 20 stones

Approved.
 

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I'm going to guess your saves are these:
Death Ray or Poison: 10
Wands: 11
Stone: 12
Dragon Breath: 13
Staves & Spells: 14

I say this because I rolled up a 1st level halfling and copied his saves
What's this "halfling" business? I'm a hobbit!
 
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Gary Gygax made it very clear that Tolkien had virtually no influence on D&D, therefore the name "hobbit" for tiny people with furry feet is purely coincidental. :wink:
 

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Edited Django Applebottom. Rolled hit points, bought some gear, chose a language due to Intelligence 11...do hobbits have their own language or just speak Common?

So what does "deadly accuracy with missiles as detailed in CHAINMAIL" mean for my hobbit? Anything I need to know?

Also, can hobbits see in the dark? The OD&D rules don't say anywhere that I could find. Any special abilities I need to note? Also, any particulars a hobbit should know in your world? Can my hobbit be a sailor...if so I'll lose the cross and buy some rope for knots...?
 

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Your hobbit can be a sailor, and they can speak Common automatically in my game.

I'm thinking in my games, Hobbits cannot see in the dark.

As for Chainmail, I would not worry about that stuff as I don't own Chainmail.
 

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Your hobbit can be a sailor, and they can speak Common automatically in my game.

I'm thinking in my games, Hobbits cannot see in the dark.

As for Chainmail, I would not worry about that stuff as I don't own Chainmail.
You might want to do something to consider deadly accuracy because it appears to be one of the major benefits to being a Hobbit/halfling as I read it.
 

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Using one of the OD&D chargen programs

Name: Balin of Iron Hall

Level 1 Dwarf Fighting-Man
Title: Veteran
Alignment: Lawful
Age: 106

STR: 9
INT: 14 (+4)
WIS: 14
CON: 6 (-1)
DEX: 12
CHA: 7 (Max Hirelings: 3 Loyalty Base: +0)

HP: 6
AC: 6
XP Bonus: None
Saving Throws:
Death Ray or Poison: 10
Wands: 11
Stone: 12
Dragon Breath: 13
Staves & Spells: 14

Armor: Leather
Shield: Yes
Helm: None

Weapons:
Sword
Sling

Equipment:
6 torches
leather back pack
large sack
water/wine skin
1 week iron rations
50' of rope
5 flasks oil
15 GP
Pouch & 20 stones
Languages:
Dwarven, Kobold,Gnomish,Goblin, Common, Dragonic,Orc?,Elvish, Halfling/Hobbit
 
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All PC's can speak Common and their race's main language automatically.

I'll check the rules to see about knowing additional languages.
 

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All PC's can speak Common and their race's main language automatically.

I'll check the rules to see about knowing additional languages.
It's 1 additional language for every point over 10 Intelligence.
 

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You might want to do something to consider deadly accuracy because it appears to be one of the major benefits to being a Hobbit/halfling as I read it.
Being a hobbit is its own reward.
 
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Your hobbit can be a sailor, and they can speak Common automatically in my game.

I'm thinking in my games, Hobbits cannot see in the dark.

As for Chainmail, I would not worry about that stuff as I don't own Chainmail.
Do hobbits have a hobbit language as well? I don't really care either way, I just assumed they do as every race seems to have one.
 

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Doc, how many players are you looking for in order to make this happen?

(I'm surprised by the dearth of responses so far. I rolled up and sketched my hobbit really fast to try to make sure I got a slot before they were all taken!)
 

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At least three. All we need is one more signup and I can start.
 

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Character Name: Aldon
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Race: Elf
Class: Fighting-Man
Appearance: see attached
Alignment: Neutral
Level: 1 (Veteran)
Current XP: 0
XP Bonus: +5%

Attributes: ( http://orokos.com/roll/652831 )
Strength: 13
Intelligence: 8
Wisdom: 11
Dexterity: 11
Constitution: 11
Charisma: 14 (max hirelings 5, +1 loyalty base)

Armor Class: 4
Hit Points: 5 ( http://orokos.com/roll/653343 )

Saving Throws:
Death Ray or Poison: 12
Wands: 13
Stone: 14
Dragon Breath: 15
Staves & Spells: 16

Languages: Common, Elf, Orc, Hobgoblin, Gnoll

Armor: Chain Mail, Shield, Helm
Weapons: Sword
GP: 20 ( http://orokos.com/roll/653341 , rolled 80, minus above)
Equipment: TBD
Spells: N/A

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I'm fascinated by my dwarf. Clearly he became a fighter because it was what was expected of him but he has a scholars soul.
 

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My hobbit became a buccaneer because he got drunk in the wrong waterfront alehouse and was shanghaied. Or he's a liar just making :crap: up.
 

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I'll wrap up my character tonight after dinner!
EDIT: Okay, done! I think I did his all correctly ... I could still buy some more equipment - I just stuck to weapons and armor for now - but I wanted to see what we really need first.
Ready!
 
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So...when do we delve dungeons deep and dangerous and doubtless dare death-defying deeds of derring-do and dubious distinction?
 

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If this isn't going anywhere, that's fine, but I'd rather know sooner than later, so I know how to budget my time (including possibly signing up for other games). Thanks!
 

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Well...if @Doc Sammy doesn't run it, maybe I will if someone else wants to enlist as a player. What the heck.
 

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Well...if @Doc Sammy doesn't run it, maybe I will if someone else wants to enlist as a player. What the heck.
I do still want to run it but I'm cool with you taking over. And if you run, I can still be a player if you're cool with it.

Wait, I had no idea that we had a third sign-up! I was waiting for a notification on the thread but it must've not come up.
 

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I do still want to run it but I'm cool with you taking over. And if you run, I can still be a player if you're cool with it.

Wait, I had no idea that we had a third sign-up! I was waiting for a notification on the thread but it must've not come up.
No, I will let you do your thing; I just thought perhaps real life came a-knockin' at your door and you got tied up. Perhaps figuratively, perhaps literally. We'll have to wait for your next YouTube video to learn the answer!

I'll run the next one!
 

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No, I will let you do your thing; I just thought perhaps real life came a-knockin' at your door and you got tied up. Perhaps figuratively, perhaps literally. We'll have to wait for your next YouTube video to learn the answer!

I'll run the next one!
Eh, I'll let you take the helm on this one. Might be easier for me anyway. Due to real life distractions, I didn't have much written down in advance.

You can DM and I can play, and then I can run the next one. Or vice versa. Whichever you prefer.
 

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Well, first we should see what @Bunch and @TheophilusCarter want, as they didn't sign up for me to run a game. If @Doc Sammy wants to roll up a PC and they are still into it, I could probably get things started as early as tomorrow evening. But I don't want to force myself on anybody.
 
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