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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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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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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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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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No but alcohol and a wild chick is. :wink:
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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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Of course that is what makes it fun. Each of us will have to use our skills to get out.
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I got dibs on the first big stick we see!

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I got dibs on the first scroll of teleportion ....hehe.
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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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they were both male, weren't they? enough said. myself, I'd look for stones to throw.
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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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