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DungeonWave: The Shards of Borealia

on December 10th 2014, 4:42 am
Welcome, one and all, to DungeonWave, WiiWareWave's very own fantasy roleplaying club. I'll get to explaining the details soon, but first, a basic rundown of the technical information:

-The players will each be able to obtain a copy of the Dungeons & Dragons Player's Basic Rules PDF, which will have the essential options and rules for creating characters and playing the game.

-Each player will be able to create their own character using the PDF, as well as guidance from the Dungeon Master, or DM.

-The DM will serve as arbiter of the rules and creator and manager of the setting and adventures; this includes the DM's role of playing all the non-player characters, or NPCs.

Now that the boring stuff is out of the way, let's proceed to all the fun stuff. The world of DungeonWave is a land of fantasy and adventure, in which the player characters, or PCs, are allies who adventure across the land, seeking prestige, defeating monsters and protecting and saving innocent people. The players will be able to choose from several fantasy races such as dwarves, elves, halflings and humans, plus a number of classes including clerics, fighters, rogues and wizards. I, the DM, may even be able to provide certain extra character options as well!

There is enough room for around 3-7 players (at least three, and ideally five, but up to seven would be allowed), as well as the DM. The DM has the huge responsibility of ensuring a fun, enjoyable experience for all the players. This means that the DM should be fair: he will not target or bully individual players, he will not tolerate the players targeting or bullying each other, and above all he will sometimes cause events to swing in-favour of the players if things look bleak for them. I strive to make the players' experience as fun as possible, which means my approach to DMing is rather lighthearted: I often include doses of humour in each adventure to lighten the mood and provide comic relief, and I only throw in challenges I'm sure the players will be able to handle with some perseverance, determination and maybe a little luck.

The good news is that the current edition of D&D is not as complex and rules-heavy as previous systems, so it's even easier for beginners to get into the game. The even better news is that the basic rules are free for anybody to use, and provide a full suite of options for characters up to Lv. 20. So far I'm impressed with the new rules system, and I look forward to crafting a fun adventure for you all to play and enjoy. Speaking of which, here are the players and DM who will be taking on this quest:

Players
Amufungal as
BurstDashV8 as
DigiDestined as
Kain as
ReverseInverse as
Rukiafan as
ToughGamer as

Dungeon Master
GamerZack87: I have experience as a DM, and I've created an amazing area in which the adventure will take place. I don't want to spoil too much before we begin, but...the players could be facing something truly "monstrous" right from the get-go. What is it? Spoilers! Wink

The adventure could take place in the WiiWareWave chatbox (I'd have to ask webmaster Rukiafan if it's okay for us to have a special channel just for DungeonWave), and sessions would occur on a regular basis. A January start is most likely so that the players and DM have a chance to enjoy the holiday season. Links to the Player's Basic Rules and a dice roller are provided below:

Player's D&D Basic Rules v2

D&D Dice Roller

D&D Fifth Edition Character Sheets

Well, I look forward to the first ever DungeonWave campaign. Happy Adventuring! Smile

--GamerZack87, your friendly neighbourhood DM--

#DungeonWave


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Re: DungeonWave: The Shards of Borealia

on December 10th 2014, 4:49 pm
Okay, here is a brief description about some of the possible settings in which we could play. Each player will be allowed to vote for the settings they would like to play using a points system, which will be explained later. Okay, here are your options!

Mekharatus is a world in a new industrial age, which has resulted in a revolution in the way the world is run. The top-ranking individuals are those in industry, manufacturing everything from vehicles to clothing, and even basic magic items. The dwarves lead the industrial revolution, with these hard-working folk making repeated breakthroughs in technology that members of other races can only hope to match.
Main theme: Fantasy
Sub-themes: Industry; steampunk; dwarves
Aura: Brown/Metallic Orange

On Nulmahou, magic has only existed amongst the populace for mere centuries. The individuals of the world express themselves artistically, which has resulted in a culture in which creativity is the driving force. Long ago, the people of the world abused magic, which very nearly led to a downward spiral which would grind civilisation to a halt. In order to restore balance, the elves stripped the world of magic, locking it away until the time was right. Now, the elves have reintroduced magic to the populace, which has boosted society in a positive way.
Main theme: Fantasy
Sub-themes: Art; creativity; elves
Aura: Teal/Metallic Aqua

Panarcha is a realm with a rich history filled with multiple ancient cultures lost to the sands of time. Dragons, one of the oldest and most - or least - known of the world's cultures, are believed to be extinct, and relics and ruins of their civilisation can be found buried underground, leaving a legacy which has spawned many an archaeological explorer. Halflings in particular show an interest in this ancient legacy, with many becoming explorers in the hope of uncovering a new and amazing find to share with the world.
Main theme: Fantasy
Sub-themes: Archaeology; history; halflings
Aura: Lavender/Metallic Purple

Which of these worlds is your favourite?

#DungeonWave

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Re: DungeonWave: The Shards of Borealia

on December 11th 2014, 9:03 pm
Okay players, here is your chance to have a say in which setting we'll play our campaign! Each player will have 5 points they can distribute amongst the three settings in one of three ways:

1: Three points on one setting, and one point on each of the other two - If you have one favourite but like the others equally

2: Three points on one setting, and two points on another one - If you have a first, second and third favourite

3: Two points on each of two settings, and one point on the third - If you like two settings equally more than the other

After the points have been tallied, the setting with the most points will be the one we play; if two settings are tied with the most points, then I will decide which one of the two we play. Once the setting is decided, I can begin planning the starting adventure and write the campaign guide, complete with details about the world and extra options for the players. Smile

#DungeonWave

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Re: DungeonWave: The Shards of Borealia

on December 12th 2014, 4:58 am
Konbanwa, minna san ("Good Evening, everyone" in Japanese).

Of being a great friend of GamerZack87 and a good D&D gaming partner for good while, I like to post in my vote for the great D&D Setting we will be playing in next month (also to give great respect and admiration for the great imagination that GamerZack87 has put into them).

So the points I like to distribute to are:

3 points to Nulmahou.
1 point to Mekharatus.
And finally the last one for Panarcha.

As you can see, I have distribute the most point towards Nulmahou, as I have a great love towards anything that has Magic and Elves, as I have happy memories of them from my early childhood when I first saw them.

The setting reminds me the best parts of both Nintendo's Legend of Zelda and SEGA's Shining Forces games, of which they are the one that got me into Jrpgs at a young age.

Well, see you all around for January game of D&D, and wishing GamerZack87 in creating a great gaming experience for everyone, as I know he is very good at. Wink

Re: DungeonWave: The Shards of Borealia

on December 14th 2014, 3:23 pm
Well, that's one vote in! The other players should try and get their votes in soon so that I can begin working on an introductory adventure. DMing is quite a bit of work, after all! Wink

Also, just a reminder that there's room for another player if anybody's interested. You're welcome to join now, but remember that it will be difficult to introduce new players once the campaign has already begun.

For those who are following this thread, search the hashtag #DungeonWave to stay up-to-date on every post relating to the campaign. Cool

I guess now's a good time to discuss character options. The available classes are cleric, fighter, rogue and wizard, each with its own unique abilities and strengths. It's recommended that all four of these classes be used by players in the campaign; if we have a fifth player, they should play a second fighter.

As for races, well...there are at least eight races in EVERY world, offering enough diversity for the players to build their character: hill dwarf, mountain dwarf, high elf, wood elf, lightfoot halfling, stout halfling and two varieties of humans (hom and syl). Each world has extra racial choices as well, allowing for plenty of variety when building your character. If you need any help, please don't hesitate to ask. Smile

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Re: DungeonWave: The Shards of Borealia

on December 15th 2014, 1:40 pm
I'll join you guys! This sounds fun.

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Re: DungeonWave: The Shards of Borealia

on December 15th 2014, 3:43 pm
Awesome! We have our five players then. Smile

@Kain @Rukiafan @Amufungal Don't forget to vote for your preferred #DungeonWave setting(s). Details are in posts #2 and #3. Wink

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Re: DungeonWave: The Shards of Borealia

on December 18th 2014, 4:41 am
Rather than go with one of the three concept worlds I created, I've decided to set #DungeonWave in one of my 5th Edition settings, which will be revealed bit-by-bit as we go. The name of the setting will be revealed later, but for now, here is a bit of information about the starting area.

The players begin their journey in the town of Ethel, located in the region of Quartshire. Ethel is a quaint township, nestled at a crossroads between the city of Teru and the vast metropolis of Core City. Not much happens in Ethel, with most activity being the occasional travellers or merchants who pass through during their journeys. However, there is the usual assortment of annual holidays to enjoy, and there are plenty of chances to do something even in the lull between events.

The primary inhabitants of the town are humans, though there are some members of other races such as dwarves, elves, halflings and even gnomes; there is also the occasional example of a more exotic culture here and there. Few adventurers are borne of Ethel, with those that are typically taking on such roles as priest, warrior, evoker and even the odd thief.

Not too much excitement occurs in Ethel - barring the usual festivals, of course - but the heroes of the game will soon face...oops, spoilers! Wink

I hope you are looking forward to setting foot into the medieval fantasy realm of Quartshire, players!


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Re: DungeonWave: The Shards of Borealia

on December 18th 2014, 11:18 am
That sounds like a wonderful setting. Wink

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Re: DungeonWave: The Shards of Borealia

on December 18th 2014, 2:54 pm
@Rukiafan I try to make a vibrant world for the players to explore every time I DM. I certainly hope that you and the other players have a fantastic time. Smile

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