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What should the group do now?

Raid a small village
- 3 (27.3%)
Act like highwaymen
- 1 (9.1%)
Attack a weak caravan
- 5 (45.5%)
Loiter at our tower
- 1 (9.1%)
Other (specify in post
- 1 (9.1%)

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Author Topic: Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign  (Read 37579 times)

Araph

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Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign
« on: May 23, 2011, 10:41:55 pm »

The idea of this campaign is to play as monsters instead of PC's. You choose a humanoid-ish monster and change it's stats until they're balanced, then play as it. You'll be forced to survive in the wilderness, fighting off adventuring parties that are after your loot, raiding towns, and (hopefully) not dieing. Rules for character creation and etiquette are below, as well as information on the game world are below.


Blurb on Gameplay:
Since you're considered monsters by 'civilized' folk, guards will have an attack-on-sight policy. You have a couple options in this matter; you could a) stay away from towns and raid small settlements, b) you could pull a ninja and sneak around doing monster-y stuff, or you could c) control a dungeon or camp for heroes to assault. Heck, you could do all three. Or you could think of other stuff to do. But be warned: Encounters won't be level-appropriate. Or more accurately, they just won't be fair for you. Think of all the level appropriate encounters you're groups have easily dispatched when you're playing as PCs. Now imagine you're the monsters you so cheerfully slaughtered.


Spoiler: World Info (click to show/hide)

We'll be using Hamachi to make a local network, and Maptool version b85 as the tabletop. Please download those if you don't have them and connect a bit early, because there's ALWAYS at least one connection problem when you use them.

One other oddity: I'm going to be both the DM and a PC. When I talk as the DM, I'll be impartial and very Spock-esque. When I talk as a player, I'll be normal. I'm going to play as if I had no clue what was happening. To me, playing as a character is really fun, but I have the campaign setting all thought through, and I'm wanting to have maps for everywhere. So I'll be making maps for whole towns, and I don't want to shunt the responsibility off to someone else.

Character List:
Araph : Ego Magicae : 1160 exp
Frelock : Meep : 560 exp
Barbarossa : Sesthorono : 450 exp
Choobakka : Hreeka the Striped : 150 exp
The King of the Weasels : Grail Darkdown : 1160 exp
Lord Braindead : Di'Rac : 710 exp
Atomicdremora : Va Kinspar : 1160 exp
Iituem : Snowflake Jack : 600 exp

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Spoiler: Tiefling Race (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Paladin of Tyranny (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Imp Race (click to show/hide)
Spoiler:  Kenku Race (click to show/hide)
« Last Edit: July 21, 2011, 01:57:57 pm by Araph »
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Re: Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 11:04:08 pm »

Do you happen to have access to Savage Species? This kind of thing is exactly what the book's for. It's a 3.0 book, but it wouldn't be too hard to convert the critical bits. Monster class levels, in particular, are something you're going to need.
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Re: Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 11:21:27 pm »

Do you happen to have access to Savage Species?

I'm afraid not. What's it about? Besides the obvious, I mean.
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Re: Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 12:21:23 am »

Savage Species is a bit dodgy in places, and to be blunt there's no good way to turn monsters into PCs anyway. A large amount of DM fiat and eyeballing it will be necessary to make this work.
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Re: Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 01:12:32 am »

Believe it or not, there's actually an eHow article for creating Reverse Dungeons under: How to Run a Reverse Dungeon Style Dungeons and Dragons Campaign. It has some decent tips for getting started.
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Re: Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011, 01:57:45 am »

While I probably wouldn't be playing, can I recomend the following theme party: A small air elemental, a small earth elemental, a small fire elemental and a a small water elemental. Each starts out as a CR1 threat, has a well-defined advancement scheme (increase your size and elemental powahs as you go up in HD) despite being an monster race, and has a unified party theme, despite having wildly differing individual capacities.
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Re: Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2011, 06:11:27 am »

im thinking ogre mage but im gonna wait and see what other people do to see what they do wrong. The tiefling so far looks just like a normal human character sheet

ima mage a cleric
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Re: Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2011, 07:39:37 am »

I totally want in on this. Can we pick monsters from other places if we PM you the information?
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Re: Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2011, 09:08:27 am »

im thinking ogre mage but im gonna wait and see what other people do to see what they do wrong. The tiefling so far looks just like a normal human character sheet

The character sheet is pretty close to a normal one, but it would look like that whether I was a Orc, hobgoblin, Kobold, etc.

If you see a monster you want to play as, go for it! Just be sure to post stats for it as a PC race.
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Re: Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2011, 09:58:52 am »

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Re: Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2011, 10:22:00 am »

Don't they have a level adjustment?
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Re: Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2011, 11:27:50 am »

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Re: Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2011, 11:38:21 am »

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Re: Reversed Roles: A D&D 3.5 Campaign
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2011, 11:46:24 am »

Yeah, level adjustment is +1.

I do not know what that means/how to apply it tbh!

It means it is over powered and you need to tune it down.

Do people get like levels in this?
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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2011, 11:57:07 am »

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