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Postby Qray » Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:52 pm

We're in the Army now... Though never having gamed a start like this, I've heard about ones in which all the PC's are drafted and participate in a big battle. Either being separated from their unit, or being the only survivors of the battle.
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Postby aldan » Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:14 pm

I've heard of that, too, but it has some pretty severe limitations involved with it, in that if you continue without the rest of the army, you're considered a deserter, if you go back to the army, you are stuck playing the way that the DM-controlled General (or whatever rank the NPC holds) wants you to, or if you choose to rebel against the army, then you can't be lawful characters at all and you will have made some pretty powerful enemies, right when you're pretty low level...
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Postby Qray » Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:30 pm

Yes, it would only work for certain types of PC's/parties.

Hey, I never said these are all good ways to start a party :wink:
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Postby aldan » Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:03 am

Hey, did I SAY you said? And did you say I said you said? But wait, did I say you said I said you said?? *shrugs* I don't know. My afterburners have burned out and my brain is baked right now.
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Postby Talon Sinnah » Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:02 am

No but alcohol and a wild chick is. :wink:
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Postby Dr_Love » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:43 am

I like the slavery idea, but in doing that we would more than likely without nothing to fight with or anything like that.
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Postby Talon Sinnah » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:50 am

Of course that is what makes it fun. Each of us will have to use our skills to get out.
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Postby Qray » Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:29 pm

I got dibs on the first big stick we see!
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Postby Dr_Love » Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:53 pm

I got dibs on the first scroll of teleportion ....hehe.
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Postby Qray » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:13 pm

I recall one Dark Suns campaign start in which all the PC's escaped from a slave caravan with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Soon afterwords two of the PC's got in an argument over who should get a big stick (equal to a "club") that was found lying in the dirt.
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Postby aldan » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:25 pm

they were both male, weren't they? enough said. myself, I'd look for stones to throw.
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Postby Dr_Love » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:23 am

I think a rouge would be best tot start with then, so they can attempt to steal a weapon or armor from someone somehow...makes sense..rouge.
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