Author Topic: [Pathfinder 'gestalt'+homebrew] Looking for playtesters for a mecha ruleset  (Read 845 times)

Offline Duralan

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Campaign name: Istrial playtest 2.0
GM(s): Duralan (got around ~10 years of DM-ing experience under my belt)
Players:  ~2-3 more required atm
System: Pathfinder base + few tiny holdovers from 3.5 (namely few unearthed arcana variant rules) along with a prototype mecha ruleset bolted on top.
Campaign setting: the action takes place in a sword&sorcery sort of world (albeit with somewhat diminished magic) which only recently experienced another arcane-tech revolution after the introduction of what is known as 'Arcane frames' (the mechs of the setting, in general employed to both protect the pilot inside, as well as amplify his magic).
The tensions are once again rising high as remilitarization efforts are conducted by all powers on the continent otherwise plagued with the menace of giant monsters (them gargaunts!), magical anomalies and magitechnical horrors of the ancient past.
A bit of crunch: The campaign can be seen as semi-gestalt, as basically gestalt happens by mounting a frame and thus (sort of) merging your pilot stats with that of the mech.
By default the PCs are expected to do their adventuring in mechs.

Recruitment bits: Looking for 2-3 more players tops preferably somewhere from Europe but EST should work too if you're flexible enough.
This campaign chapter is meant to last from lvl 5 to 8th (the party went through prologue which took them to level 5th albeit then some of them became unavailable).
The games so far were taking place during weekends, mostly Saturdays.
We're employing discord to facilitate dev work for the setting, and roll20 to run the actual games.
In the current state the campaign's text only though.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2017, 08:42:20 AM by Duralan »

Offline SorO_Lost

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I'm shocked no one has posted but I think it's due to Pathfinder-based with what probably amounts to a ton of homebrew.
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Offline Nanshork

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It being run on roll20 probably isn't helping.

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It being run on roll20 probably isn't helping.
I kind of took that as subjective since the game is currently text-based. *shrugs*

Trying to pin people down at exact times would kill just about anything through.
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I'm shocked no one has posted but I think it's due to Pathfinder-based with what probably amounts to a ton of homebrew.
Well to be more specific it is an extra 'abstraction-layer' mounted on top of pathfinder seeing that the 3.x-based variety didn't make the cut, as far as luring in people was concerned.

It being run on roll20 probably isn't helping.

Huh I didn't realize that roll20 used as gaming platform would be deemed such such a turn off :v Then again mostly lurking here in other sections so what I may know  :rolleyes

Anyhow, the offer still stands, currently progressing through the thing with 3 PCs + occasional NPC party members.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 10:31:05 PM by Duralan »

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Huh I didn't realize that roll20 used as gaming platform would be deemed such such a turn off :v
The problem with roll20 is its a live game. This narrows the eligibility down to people without other commments, such as sleep because of a seven hour time zone differance, and it has a technological side as well, such as asking to find/install/learn a new program in an age people can't even google something before sharing their thoughts on it.

I can see how it'll leave some people out. With a big enough pool you may not have noticed it, but now you do.
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The Live game bit is my main issue with playing in this game, for certain. I'm sorry about that, but I don't want to deal with time zones, etc right now. (I've never used roll20, but if it's free, I'm sure I can figure it out).

(and I'll second what SorO said about the small pool of applicants here).

Just my 2 cents.

Offline phaedrusxy

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You could try on mythweavers. Much bigger pool of applicants and they allow hybrid games now.
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