It is currently Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:47 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 79 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Crystalshore
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:05 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 19, 2013
Posts: 384
Location: Bensalem, PA
trappedslider wrote:
Zherog wrote:

Since you prefer urban adventures, allow me to drop in a plug for The Great City Campaign Setting from 0one Games. ;) (And I'd link you directly to the product on the Publisher's website, but my employer blocks it. And if you want more info about the setting, let me know and I'll start a thread about it so as not to completely hijack yours.)

I have monte cook's Ptolus


Mine's better. :D (I'm only a little biased...)

_________________
John Ling
Lead Pathfinder Developer, Frog God Games

Note: unless specified otherwise, the opinions and ideas in my posts are my own and not those of Frog God Games.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crystalshore
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:42 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 10342
Preferred Pronoun Set: BH/B.H./Bounty Hunter
Bump! ;)

Would like to see more on this, especially with the talk of a sandbox world. The more I see about Crystalshore, the more I might be able to draft up a neighboring city, or a port further up the coast or something should we start doing that.

I could also help you start drafting up some maps if it ever came to that point for your world.

_________________
"Life is like a Dungeon Master, if it smiles at you something terrible is probably about to happen."

Play-By-Post Games
Phandelver : IC / OC / Map


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crystalshore
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:57 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 19, 2013
Posts: 2156
Identity: Otter
Preferred Pronoun Set: Otterself
I'm going to edit the info into the first post as to keep it together.

_________________
Image


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:26 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 19, 2013
Posts: 2156
Identity: Otter
Preferred Pronoun Set: Otterself
I think I may up the population,along with adding some more stuff just not sure what

_________________
Image


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:08 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 10342
Preferred Pronoun Set: BH/B.H./Bounty Hunter
Let's hear more about Demon's Run.

_________________
"Life is like a Dungeon Master, if it smiles at you something terrible is probably about to happen."

Play-By-Post Games
Phandelver : IC / OC / Map


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:17 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 19, 2013
Posts: 2156
Identity: Otter
Preferred Pronoun Set: Otterself
Added info about Demon's Run

_________________
Image


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:12 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 19, 2013
Posts: 2156
Identity: Otter
Preferred Pronoun Set: Otterself
any more request?

_________________
Image


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:21 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 19, 2013
Posts: 2156
Identity: Otter
Preferred Pronoun Set: Otterself
added info about Marakesh LTD

_________________
Image


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:36 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan 06, 2014
Posts: 62
Good descriptions on both Demon's Run and Marakesh.

Keep expanding and adding more detail, it's coming along nicely.

_________________
"I weep for all the GM's and players who come online for help and instead get taught how to be prejudice towards classes.
D&D is supposed to be a game that plunges you into a world of imagination and instead people around the world are standing around a table arguing over 'tiers'."
-Gotterdammerung


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:58 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 19, 2013
Posts: 2156
Identity: Otter
Preferred Pronoun Set: Otterself
Arcturus wrote:
Good descriptions on both Demon's Run and Marakesh.

Keep expanding and adding more detail, it's coming along nicely.


Thanks, i'm just not sure where to go next with my descriptions lol

_________________
Image


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:30 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 2737
Location: Arizona, USA
Maybe expand upon the details of the Lord Mayor and his advisors.

Are there any fringe organized criminal elements in Crystalshore?

_________________
RPG Personality
D&D Characters


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:58 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 19, 2013
Posts: 2156
Identity: Otter
Preferred Pronoun Set: Otterself
Maybe expand upon the details of the Lord Mayor and his advisors.

Are there any fringe organized criminal elements in Crystalshore?


I plan to do a separate post about the people of Crystal,like a Who's who. and yes there is a thieves guild....

_________________
Image


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:59 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 19, 2013
Posts: 2156
Identity: Otter
Preferred Pronoun Set: Otterself
added the thieves guild, but i'm not happy with the write up from my notes...

_________________
Image


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:03 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 10342
Preferred Pronoun Set: BH/B.H./Bounty Hunter
Its late right now, and I'm already in bed. But I love designing and fluffing up thieves' guilds and similar organizations so I'll take a look at it and have you a more in depth critique tomorrow.

Thieves guilds have much more potential than a lot of people tend to give them, there can be so much more to them than the cliche group of rogues.

_________________
"Life is like a Dungeon Master, if it smiles at you something terrible is probably about to happen."

Play-By-Post Games
Phandelver : IC / OC / Map


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:09 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 22, 2013
Posts: 11310
Location: Asleep at the wheel
Preferred Pronoun Set: SE / squinty / squints
The DM who runs the live games I'm part of has a Thieve's Guild. The place has a front and a back entrance. If you go in through the back entrance, unless you're level 15 or higher, you'll most likely die with how trapped it is. But, if you go in through the front door, nothing happens and you simply go in. Everyone expects the front to be trapped for rogues to find and pass through, and no one expects the back to be the insanely guarded one. Go figure...

~SE++

_________________
[D&D 5E] Princes of the Apocalypse | Set-up | In Character | Out of Character | Map: Lance Rock

[Johnny's Quest] October 12 - 18: Cloudstone Curio


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:15 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 19, 2013
Posts: 2156
Identity: Otter
Preferred Pronoun Set: Otterself
Its late right now, and I'm already in bed. But I love designing and fluffing up thieves' guilds and similar organizations so I'll take a look at it and have you a more in depth critique tomorrow.

Thieves guilds have much more potential than a lot of people tend to give them, there can be so much more to them than the cliche group of rogues.


Okay and thanks, I upped the population to 50,000 and added farms on the outskirts of the city

_________________
Image


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:31 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 22, 2013
Posts: 1708
I can see how you might want to develop the guild more, although I'm not sure what you have in your notes, but I think the concept of a guild that actively eschews killing is a cool concept. Reminds me of Robert DeNiro in The Score talking about not using guns.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:55 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 30, 2013
Posts: 7305
Location: England
Ah organized thievery. I'd actually really like to hear everything you have on your Angelic Shadows. I always enjoyed the concept of a thieves guild but always found they trip up under scrutiny. I'm not saying they can't work but you really need to know the nuts and bolts with them. Mind if I bounce a few questions about them off ya?

1) Why Angelic Shadows? Is that what they call themselves or what everyone else calls them? It sounds like there a story behind that name.

2) What activities are they involved in? Smuggling and prostitution makes them sound more like mafioso then your traditional 'group of pick-pockets working together' set up. Nothing wrong with that just working out logistics.

3) How do they avoid capture? I know you mentioned bribes and quasi-official backing but that only goes so far. What is the opinion of the common people or the merchants whose profits they actively cut into? Do most just assume they are a legitimate, albeit a little shady, business?

4) Franchise? I know Crystalshore is the only is the only city you are detailing but are the Angelic Shadows unique to that city or are they a far-ranging group controlling criminal elements throughout other cities are well?

_________________
Welcome! I'm Garren and I'll be your designated villain for the evening.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:52 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 19, 2013
Posts: 2156
Identity: Otter
Preferred Pronoun Set: Otterself
Ah organized thievery. I'd actually really like to hear everything you have on your Angelic Shadows. I always enjoyed the concept of a thieves guild but always found they trip up under scrutiny. I'm not saying they can't work but you really need to know the nuts and bolts with them. Mind if I bounce a few questions about them off ya?

1) Why Angelic Shadows? Is that what they call themselves or what everyone else calls them? It sounds like there a story behind that name.

I just used a random name generator and didn't really give a story to the name
Quote:
2) What activities are they involved in? Smuggling and prostitution makes them sound more like mafioso then your traditional 'group of pick-pockets working together' set up. Nothing wrong with that just working out logistics.


They also pick pockets cuz you know you gotta pick a pocket or two (cookie to the poster who guesses that reference first ) They have also in the past worked to help rig elections, along iwth providing additional security for Merakesh LTD and the Merakesh Family, They also run or are silent partners in a number of business around the city.

Quote:
3) How do they avoid capture? I know you mentioned bribes and quasi-official backing but that only goes so far. What is the opinion of the common people or the merchants whose profits they actively cut into? Do most just assume they are a legitimate, albeit a little shady, business?
They will on occasion give up a low ranking member to help keep the peace, for the most part however the common folk think they are just hired hugs and run the brothels and the merchants either shrug their shoulders and do the best they can or hope they don't get robbed or have something stolen.
[/quote]
Quote:
4) Franchise? I know Crystalshore is the only is the only city you are detailing but are the Angelic Shadows unique to that city or are they a far-ranging group controlling criminal elements throughout other cities are well?

[/quote]
They have contacts with other groups in other places, mainly just agreements about not working in each others areas that sort of thing.

_________________
Image


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:01 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 30, 2013
Posts: 7305
Location: England
Cool. Thanks for answering! I always love a good thieves guild but they can fall apart so easily. Also Oliver! (the stage musical or the 1968 movie adaptation of said musical. Where's ma cookie?

_________________
Welcome! I'm Garren and I'll be your designated villain for the evening.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 79 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group