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The Corpse That Love Built - PbP

Post by GnomeBoy » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:26 pm

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Roll up, generate purple-y, steal, or borrow a 2nd Level DCC Character, whether from the Rulebook or from an official 3PP and let's get going! Jump on in.


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In your wanderings and travels, you've heard rumors that have finally mounted up enough to peak your interest, and you've journeyed to the village of Portnelle, a quaint cobblestone and brick-building village on a hilly plot of land, having a population of perhaps 400, all told. The rumors you've heard are some combination of the following:

1. Old Man Hobbs eldest son was found a month ago in a creek, missing one arm and one leg.

2. Dr. von Geisterblut, an elf who has lived in the area for centuries, squandered his entire fortune remodeling his family's home and tower into the likeness of the red-haired wife he lost on their wedding day centuries ago.

3. Since he was disowned by his family centuries before, he's been nothing but trouble for the town of Portnelle.

4. Mistrusted witch of the hills, Rabiveen has been overheard saying that babies born this last year will have shorter lifespans because "that crazy elf" has been stealing souls.

5. Von Geisterblut is called "Doctor" because before he was cut-off from his family he was known as a healer, having saved many people from wounds that otherwise would have killed them.

6. Dr. von Geisterblut was banned from town after being caught graverobbing a decade ago.

7. Dr. von Geisterblut was obsessed with the un-dead. He would badger every adventurer that passed through town with macabre questions if they'd had any interactions with such unholy creatures.

8. Dr. von Geisterblut's entire family was slaughtered by ant men on the day of his wedding.

9. Several people have gone mysteriously missing! Hando Hairfoot, the DaLacey twins, and even Lady Michaela -- who went missing just last night!


At the time your character arrives, during a building storm, you find local folks all walking solemnly toward the square and entering the Portnelle chapel, and you enter with them. The shutters start to slam against the windows as Father Giralt, looking older than stone and as pale as milk, takes position at the front of the room, dressed in robes made of human hair.

As folks settle in, the priest announces, "Aristemis has sent me a vision! The disappearances, the mutilations, the mysteries we've all seen... Aristemis has shown me that they all lay at the feet of Dr. von Geisterblut!"

The locals all groan and shift uncomfortably... the old man may as well as laid blame on the horns of the Solstice Dryad. He's talking nonsense. Sure, you hear someone near you murmur, the old elf is a recluse now, and the tales around him get more outrageous every year -- but they're just tales, stories to scare kids to stay in bed at night.

"This is no jest, my friends! Aristemis has spoken to me! Cover yourself in the blood of your ancestors for protection this night! Then those of us who survive can prevent further bloodshed by breaching the keep of Geisterblut on the morrow to prevent the awakening of the Abomination!" The first crash of thunder strikes as the wind increases, tearing through the streets of Portnelle.

Father Giralt is holding a small glass vial, and begins applying a rusty colored paste from it onto his face. "With the guidance and warnings of Aristemis, we shall get through this trial!"

At that moment, the chapel doors fly inward off their hinges and three human-shaped figures stand in the doorway!

"It is too late!" the old man cries, "the Doom is upon us!"

ROLL FOR INITIATIVE!

So, yeah, just grab a character and start posting your character's reaction to the above. Once we have at least three folks joining in, I'll start resolving the rounds -- but don't let that stop you! Maybe your character is late to the party, but there's plenty of party to join! Just start posting and I'll indicate when we're at capacity. I'll update at least once a day, more to answer questions, or if everyone who's in has had a chance to chime in...
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Kuruz, Mendicant, N • AC 8, 4 hp • R-1, F0, W0 • S9 A8 S9 P11 I16 L8
Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Re: The Corpse That Love Built - PbP

Post by Judge_Yossarian » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:18 pm

"Ancestor's blood? Heh. I've stuck plenty of men what were covered in blood and it didn't help 'em any. Say old man, was this guy really as rich as I heard he was?"

INIT Roll: 1+2=3

Obadiah the "Sharp" is as slow to react as he is to think, which is to say, very slow. The large, ugly former tax-collector simply follows his instinct to raise his boar-spear and stab at the nearest hostile thing, trying to force it backward or to the ground.

Attack Roll: Deed die 1d4=4, Attack 1d20+4+1=18, Damage 1d8+4+1=6




Obadiah the Sharp
Chaotic Warrior (2nd level)
Occupation: Tax collector
Str: 15 (+1), Agi: 11 (0), Sta: 15 (+1), Per: 6 (-1), Int: 7 (-1), Luck: 7 (-1)
HP: 24; Speed: 25; Init: 2; AC: 14
Ref: 1; Fort: 2; Will: -1

Deed Die: d4
Main Weapon: Spear melee deed+1 (dmg 1d8+1+deed)
Secondary Weapon: Javelin melee deed+1 (dmg 1d6+1+deed)
Armor: Scale Mail (+4) Check penalty (-4) Fumble die (d12) Speed (-5))

Equipment: Rope - 50' (25 cp)
Funds: 530 gp, 120CP
Lucky sign: Seventh son (Spell checks) (-1)
Languages: Common
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Re: The Corpse That Love Built - PbP

Post by GnomeBoy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:20 am

Thanks for jumping in, Judge Y!

Do I take it rightly that "push back" or knock prone" is your Deed with that attack?

Also, if you want to have "already spent" any of that gp on additional equipment, go right ahead...
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Kuruz, Mendicant, N • AC 8, 4 hp • R-1, F0, W0 • S9 A8 S9 P11 I16 L8
Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Re: The Corpse That Love Built - PbP

Post by Judge_Yossarian » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:42 am

GnomeBoy wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:20 am
Thanks for jumping in, Judge Y!

Do I take it rightly that "push back" or knock prone" is your Deed with that attack?

Also, if you want to have "already spent" any of that gp on additional equipment, go right ahead...
Yep, I'll be more specific about the deed next time. I'll update the equipment next post.
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Re: The Corpse That Love Built - PbP

Post by Fenris Ulfhamr » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:20 am

Hail GB! Maybe you'll recall this monster you created:

Little Kylie (C) Orphan - pint-sized problem child... her small frame and baby face give her a younger, more innocent appearance than she's earned, and marks her as the spitting image of the daughter Gunnar lost to war in the Frozen North.
Now calling herself Black Kylessa, her dark magic manifested through her doll after the death of most of her party (the Iron Freebooters) in Oll-Zen's dungeon beneath Punjar! She's since been wandering the countryside spending her cut of Oll Zen's loot, tagging along with other unsavory characters, and seeking to expand her spell knowledge- if witch Rabiveen can't teach her something new, perhaps the Dr. can!

INIT 16+2+19
Kylessa squeals: "You woke Mara!" then giggling at the opportunity to "play" and clutching her doll with glee, makes a strange gesture as she intones one of the arcane formulae Mara once whispered into her ear amid fitful dreams. A small meteorite streaks from her fingers toward the central figure with a whizzing sound.
Magic Missile spellcheck 15, one missile, 3 dmg

Black Kylessa (c) LV 2 Wizard (orphan)
Str8 (-1) Agi17(+2) Sta9(0) Per6(-1) Int15(+1) Luc15(+1) AC12 HP7 Sling+2 (1d4-1) or dagger+/-1 (1d4-1) Spd30 Init+2 R+3 F0 W0 Ragdoll (Mara), Pony, 48cp 607gp Common, Chaos, Halfling, Dwarven
Animal Summoning 64 Wealful/Woeful magic (erupts from the earth),Charm Person 83 Blue Star (black beam), Runic Alphabet, Mortal 43 no change, Spider Climb 53 no change (six extra eyes),Magic Missle 94 Fine Control (meteors),Chill Touch 50 no change (skeletal hands)

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Re: The Corpse That Love Built - PbP

Post by GnomeBoy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:59 pm

YESSSS!!

...I wonder if we could scare up anyone else from that session...?
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Playing RPGs since '77 • Quasi-occasional member of the Legion of 8th-Level Fighters.

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Kuruz, Mendicant, N • AC 8, 4 hp • R-1, F0, W0 • S9 A8 S9 P11 I16 L8
Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Re: The Corpse That Love Built - PbP

Post by Fenris Ulfhamr » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:48 pm

GnomeBoy wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:59 pm
YESSSS!!

...I wonder if we could scare up anyone else from that session...?
Messages have been sent to Prodigal Williams and Jeff C. We'll see if the diabolist Sanitor, the warrior Thomas (and his chicken) yet live!
Last edited by Fenris Ulfhamr on Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:44 am, edited 1 time in total.

Black Kylessa (c) LV 2 Wizard (orphan)
Str8 (-1) Agi17(+2) Sta9(0) Per6(-1) Int15(+1) Luc15(+1) AC12 HP7 Sling+2 (1d4-1) or dagger+/-1 (1d4-1) Spd30 Init+2 R+3 F0 W0 Ragdoll (Mara), Pony, 48cp 607gp Common, Chaos, Halfling, Dwarven
Animal Summoning 64 Wealful/Woeful magic (erupts from the earth),Charm Person 83 Blue Star (black beam), Runic Alphabet, Mortal 43 no change, Spider Climb 53 no change (six extra eyes),Magic Missle 94 Fine Control (meteors),Chill Touch 50 no change (skeletal hands)

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Re: The Corpse That Love Built - PbP

Post by GnomeBoy » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:05 am

Awesome. Thank you.
Gnome Boy • DCC playtester @ DDC 35 Feb '11. • Beta DL 2111, 7AM PT, 8 June 11.
Playing RPGs since '77 • Quasi-occasional member of the Legion of 8th-Level Fighters.

Link: Here Be 100+ DCC Monsters

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Kuruz, Mendicant, N • AC 8, 4 hp • R-1, F0, W0 • S9 A8 S9 P11 I16 L8
Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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