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message 1: by Lu (last edited Oct 29, 2014 04:30AM) (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
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It is that time of the year again where we say goodbye to our themed challenge (Game of Thrones, previously Harry Potter, Parasol Protectorate & Terry Pratchett)

D&D departs from traditional wargaming and assigns each player a specific character to play instead of a military formation. These characters embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting. A Dungeon Master serves as the game's referee and storyteller, while also maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur and playing the role of the inhabitants. The characters solve dilemmas, engage in battles and gather treasure and knowledge. In the process the characters earn experience points to become increasingly powerful over a series of sessions.

How this will work:

* There will be a Dungeon Master (aka me) that will plan each characters adventure, tell the story, give the rules etc.
* Your character will be made by you, and the way you make your character will determine your adventure. - I will design an adventure for each person individually.
* There will be dice rolls, randomizer, trolls, puzzles and lots of books!
* Each task will lead you to read a book, and each book read will advance you onto the next task, which means you won't be able to plan for this challenge.
* However, because of this there will only be 15 books that need to be read!
* Your adventure may or may not crisscross with another adventurers quest.
* This is a choose as you go challenge, thus your choices will dictate how hard your next required read will be.
* I will keep the tasks as easy as possible and make sure there are lots of options of books that you can read per task. However, there will be a few hard ones depending on your adventure.
* Be warned: Here be Dragons!

Interested?

Then sign up before the 15th of November. Just post your name here and say you are in (However, please understand as I will be making individual adventures, it will take me a lot of time, and I don't want anyone signing up that won't atleast try to make an effort to participate and/or has not been an active member of this group!.

On the 16th of November I will give those who signed up the tools to make their own characters.

This challenge will then only start on the 10th of December.


message 2: by Lu (last edited Nov 03, 2014 10:58AM) (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Those that have signed up:



Barbara
Liezel
Janice
Varla
Carolien
Lauren S
Crusader
Claudia
Zuleka
Jax
Lauren F
Jennifer


message 3: by Barbara (last edited Oct 29, 2014 02:21AM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
I'll try this one. It presents me with a challenge and that I like.
Good work Lu! Can't wait to see how this plays out.


message 4: by Liezel (new)

Liezel (liezkl) | 736 comments Sounds interesting, I'm in


message 5: by Janice (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
In :)


message 6: by Varla Fiona (new)

Varla Fiona (dory_42) | 1332 comments Mod
I'm in for sure! Sounds great, Lu!

Just a comment, you last bullet says "Be warned: Here we Dragons". Should that not be "Here Be dragons"?

On that topic, check out the next book by my all time favourite author... The Great Zoo of China


message 7: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Lol yea let me fix that :)


message 8: by Janice (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
Varla Fiona wrote: "I'm in for sure! Sounds great, Lu!

Just a comment, you last bullet says "Be warned: Here we Dragons". Should that not be "Here Be dragons"?

On that topic, check out the next book by my all time f..."


Matthew Reilly is a favourite of mine too! Must. Read. Book.


message 9: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2045 comments Mod
This looks like loads of fun (or danger!). Count me in, Lu.


message 10: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Awesome challenge Lu! I'm in!


message 11: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2446 comments Mod
I'm willing to give it a go since I failed dismally at any challenges this year.


message 12: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
I have sooo many plans for you guys! Start thinking of your characters! It can be anything from a princess to a troll or goblin! Or even a pirate :)


message 13: by Varla Fiona (new)

Varla Fiona (dory_42) | 1332 comments Mod
Can I be a dragon?


message 14: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
You can be a half dragon or a dragonling :P Cause the main 'baddy' might be a dragon :)


message 15: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments I'd love to join this one! Sign me up.


message 16: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith can I be the siren from borderlands?


message 17: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
A siren sounds cool!

I will ask you guys for pics of your characters as well, to help visualize it :) So google away :P


message 18: by Zuleka (new)

Zuleka Kok | 231 comments this sounds cool :) count me in!


message 19: by Jax (new)

Jax | 899 comments Mod
Definitely willing to give it a go! :)


message 20: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jevine) | 766 comments Sounds good, will go for it


message 21: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Borderlands Sirens: beautiful women with incredible, otherwordly powers, identified by blue tattoos on one half of their bodies. Only six Sirens can exist in the universe at any given time.

The Siren character Lilith has a phasewalk ability, in which she enters another dimension for a short time, which effectively makes her invisible and allows her to move very quickly through the normal dimension. She also has a phaseblast, a small explosion that occurs whenever she enters or exits phasewalk. The phaseblast may have elemental effects to cause extra damage - fire, electricity, acid.

Maya, who appears in the second game, has a phaselock, which allows her to lock enemies in a bubble where they can't move (giving you a chance to shoot them more easily). Her phaselock can also have elemental effects - fire, electricity, acid, slag - to cause additional damage.

Pics:
Lilith: http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20...
Maya: http://ihdwallpapers.com/wallpapers/2...


message 22: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Oooh sounds like you have a plan together!


message 23: by Jax (new)

Jax | 899 comments Mod
Dark Elf!
(Sort of a mix between Feist's Dark Elves - The Morhedel, and Skyrim)

http://cache.desktopnexus.com/thumbna...
http://api.ning.com/files/wFzHvoj3NXn...


message 24: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Nice!

Going to think of everything that I want to know about each character and draw up a character sheet for you guys to work on asap :)


message 25: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2446 comments Mod
Can I be a mage knight?
http://www.jonsullivanart.com/images/...


message 26: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Definitely!


message 27: by Varla Fiona (new)

Varla Fiona (dory_42) | 1332 comments Mod
Ooh, I like that one Crusader.


message 28: by Varla Fiona (new)

Varla Fiona (dory_42) | 1332 comments Mod
OK, if dragon is out, I will go with Dragon Rider. Yes, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock 3!!!


message 29: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Awesome!


message 31: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Have I missed the character sheet you were going to draw up Lu? Or are you still working on it? no hurry!


message 32: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2045 comments Mod
Forgot about this. Can I be a harpy if it's not too late?

https://www.google.co.za/search?q=har...


message 33: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Sure!

I'll set up the character sheet tomorrow and lock this thread :)


message 34: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Here is the character sheet:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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