Campaign help

Athear
edited February 2012 in Campaign Portal Building
I am a man of small stature and grand Ideas unfortunately I'm definitely going to need to get some help. so with out further ado Here's the scoop I just recently picked up PHB races Dragonborn and found many Arkhosia related Quests so naturally I wished to play in or DM a Arkhosia Campaign, Finding out there was no such beast published I went about on creating it my self though I'm finding it hard to find Back ground info on the cities of the legiondary land. So I would love a little help in brainstorming the land scape I have a map so far and would like to add to it.

I strongly beleave The ruins of Arkhosia should have an Arabic feel.
All Right So I'd love to get a list of the 3.5 draconic gods.
Also I need some draconic items and gifts for my PCs
If Some people can send me some links on information on the seven cities of Arkhosia.

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  • Athear
    Posts: 21 edited February 2012
    Okay I'm looking for undead creatures up to Cr 6 I've exausted the mm1 and 2 for 4th e and was woundering if there was other books out there that you could suggest.
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  • JaymesBolton
    JaymesBolton
    Posts: 278
    3.5 Books:
    Races of the Dragon : Dragon Items and dragon race only classes and feats.
    Dragonomicon: All the Dragon deities for 3.5 + more items, classes and feats.

    Websites:
    "Basic Information":http://wiki.rpg.net/index.php/Arkhosia
    "Tales of Arkhosia":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/tales-of-arkhosia

    I only play 3.5 and Pathfinder and....heavily dislike.... 4th edition so I am no help for monsters. 3.5 has the Libris Mortis book if you are any good at converting.

    Hope that helps.


    -Jaymes

    "Changing History":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/l5r-changing-history
  • vstraydogstrutv
    vstraydogstrutv
    Posts: 209
    Also Sandstorm and some of the Forgotten Realms settings are desert-based (The Serpent Kingdoms, if memory serves) . You may be able to spurn some brilliance from those sources as well.
  • Athear
    Posts: 21
    Okay well could you send me a PDF of the draconomicon and Races of the dragon any ways.
    That would be great thanks Jaymes
  • Athear
    Posts: 21
    Okay so every things coming along smoothly but I would need some thing to illistraight the effects of extreme cold.
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,915
    Are you willing to go off 3.5 canon into other books? Palladium Books "Northern Hinterlands":https://palladium-store.com/1001/product/467-PFRPG-Book-13-Northern-Hinterlands.html has some of the best illustrations of extreme cold I have ever read.
    killervp
    "A God...Rebuilt":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/a-god-rebuilt
    "Duskreign's First Ever COTM":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrmshadow/wiki_pages/112011

    Just trying to help out.

  • vstraydogstrutv
    vstraydogstrutv
    Posts: 209 edited March 2012
    Cold, you say? You may want to check out Frostburn for cold rules as well.

    As for illustrating them: When I started running "Heurdenvaar":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/heurdenvaar/wikis/home-page, I had cold wind sound effects, a "weather generator":http://donjon.bin.sh/d20/weather/, bluish lighting, keeping it colder in the gaming room, anything to sell the effect. Making your players slightly uncomfortable can really pull some good roleplay. Of course, you shouldn't use some of these devices throughout the entire session -- just long enough to set the stage each time you play. Also a well-written snippet of text can do WONDERS.

    _"As the chill finally creeps into your bones, you lift your head from the ground. Your irises expand to meet the needs of your surroundings, and the cave you find yourself in is barren and dry. Your fingers, cheeks, ears, and toes burn with numbness you know to be frostbite. When you try to get to your feet, your hand gives way as you slide the skull you were laying on across the icy floor. This is no place for you to be. This is no place for you…"_

    Depending on how far north they are, you also may want to keep in mind how the sun hits the planet you've created. If it's similar to earth, daylight will be longer some seasons and night longer the other seasons. If they're coming from regions where daylight is pretty regular, this may inflict penalties for them not being able to get a good night's rest. Elevation can have a serious effect on temperature as well, particularly how quickly they become fatigued due to oxygen deprivation (if you're in to micromanaging that sort of thing).
    Post edited by vstraydogstrutv on
  • Sorwen
    Posts: 64 edited March 2012
    "3/3.5 Dragon Gods":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dungeons_%26_Dragons_deities#Dragon_deities

    "Complete list of D&D Monsters from Official books":http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/lists/monsters

    Hope that helps.

    "Return to the Time of Troubles":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/return-to-the-time-of-troubles

    Edit: Oops wrong monster link. I'll find the other one. It is on wizard site.
    Edit2: Fixed
    Post edited by Sorwen on
  • Athear
    Posts: 21
    thanks Sorwen
    @ vstraydogstrutv those fourth edition books Because I'm adapting the gods for fourth.
  • vstraydogstrutv
    vstraydogstrutv
    Posts: 209
    Nah, they're 3.5e. Well, the site with the weather generator has some 4.0 random generators as well, so bookmarking that might come in handy. With creative rulebending you should be able to turn the concepts in frostburn to 4.0.
  • Athear
    Posts: 21
    Yah all right thanks again
  • Leonidas300
    Leonidas300
    Posts: 268
    The Draconomicon 3.5 as well as Races of the Dragon are excellent 3.5 sources
    Council of Wyrms was a very good second edition dragon source
    some of the Al-quadim stuff for 2nd ed was not bad

    Here is a list of dragon deities - they have all the original 3.5 domains as well as the pathfinder domains and sub-domains.


    *Dragon Deities*

    |_.Deity|_.Align|_.Portfolio|_.Domains|_.Sub-Domains|_.Weapon|_.Rank|_.Holy Symbol|
    |"Aasterinian":http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Aasterinian|CN|God of Learning, Invention, and Pleasure.|Illusion, Luck, Trade, Travel, Trickery |Fate, Trade, Thievery|Unarmed Strike|LG|Her symbol is a grinning dragon's head.|
    |"Astilabor":http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Astilabor|N|God of Acquisitiveness, Status, and Wealth.|Cavern, Dragon, Metal, Protection, Wealth |Defense|Unarmed Strike|LG|Her symbol is a gemstone with twelve facets. |
    |"Bahamut":http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Bahamut|LG|God of Good Dragons, Wind, and Wisdom.|Air, Cold, Dragon, Good, Law, Luck, Nobility, Protection, Storm |Wind, Azata, Luck, Leadership, Purity|Longsword|LG|His symbol is a star over a milky nebula. |
    |"Chronepsis":http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Chronepsis|N|God of Fate, Death, and Judgment.|Destiny, Dragon, Knowledge, Repose |Memory, Souls|Unarmed Strike|IG|His symbol is an unblinking draconic eye.|
    |"Faluzure":http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Faluzure|NE|God of Decay, Undeath, and Exhaustion.|Darkness, Death, Dragon, Evil, Undeath |Loss, Undead, Daemon, |Scimitar or Claw|LG|His symbol is a draconic skull. |
    |"Garyx":http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Garyx|CN|God of Fire, Destruction, and Renewal.|Chaos, Destruction, Dragon, Evil, Fire Renewal|Protean, Rage,|Bite|LG|His symbol is a reptilian eye superimposed over a flame.|
    |"Hlal":http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Hlal|CG|Godess of Humor, Storytelling, and Inspiration.|Chaos, Destruction, Dragon, Evil, Fire Renewal|Azata, Rage, Demon, Smoke|Staff|LG|Her symbol is a single flame known as the Light of Wit. Another symbol of Hlal is an open book. |
    |"Io":http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Io|N|God of Dragonkind, Balance, and Peace.|Knowledge, Magic, Strength, Travel |Thought, Arcane, Resolve, Exploration|Bite, Claw|GG|His symbol is a multi-colored metallic disk. |
    |"Lendys":http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Lendys|LN|God of Balance and Justice.|Destruction, Dragon, Law, Protection, Retribution|Catastrophe, Inevitable, Defense|Claw|LG|His symbol is a sword balanced on the point of a needle.|
    |"Rais":http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Rais|LG|Goddess of Intellect and Silver Dragonkind|Knowledge, Magic|Memory, Arcane|None|LG|A Silver Dragon|
    |"Sardior":http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Sardior|N|God of Neutral Dragons, Night, Psionics, and Secrets.|Knowledge, Mind, Scalykind, Trickery |Thought, Deception|Claw|LG|His symbol is a ruby with an inner glow. |
    |"Tamara":http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Tamara|NG|God of Life, Light, and Mercy.|Dragon, Family, Good, Healing, Strength, Sun|Agathion, Restoration, Resolve, Light|Claw|LG|Her symbol is a seven-pointed star on a field of black.|
    |"Tiamat":http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Tiamat|LE|Goddess of Evil Dragons, Conquest, and Greed.|Destruction, Dragon, Evil, Greed, Hatred, Law, Scalykind, Trickery, Tyranny |Rage, Devil, Deception|Claw, Bite|LG|Her symbol is a five-headed dragon|
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,915
    Wow Leonidas! Most people just leave a link... That was very nice of you...
    killervp
    "A God...Rebuilt":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/a-god-rebuilt
    "Duskreign's First Ever COTM":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrmshadow/wiki_pages/112011
    "OP's COTM April 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/a-god-rebuilt-aprils-cotm/

    Just trying to help out.

  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,811
    Athear

    You must be building up your pantheon pretty elaborately by now and will soon be thinking of what sort of creatures are going to be serving all these gods.

    As a guide to filling in further detail I present "Sample Dragons":http://d20npcs.wikia.com/wiki/Sample_Dragons

    (As you will see, this is an evergrowing list of sample dragons of all types. Saves a lot of time if there is a type you are looking for that is already annotated. You can also help to expand this wiki by submitting any complete dragons you have in unfilled slot categories.)

    Happy Hunting (or Slaying)


    twiggyleaf
    "Shimring - The Faces of Divinity":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shimring
    (a multiplanar 3.5 D&D campaign)

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

    Inner Council Member

  • Athear
    Posts: 21
    Thanks Again twiggy No I'm not there yet collage has been taking a lot of time out of my building but It's coming along I know Tamara would have a fallowing of dragonborn, humans and a few kobolds as strange as that is. Though Faluzure rules the land now, thanks to the war.
  • Athear
    Posts: 21
    Okay so back again I'm up to Arkhosia city and well I had a cool Idea to throw some horrific mystery solving into the mix.
    I Have my main villain and his layer all planed out but I need help with some of the clues. I've got jurnals finger prints, lab reports, a body and strange alchemical fluid is there any thing else I need?
  • Kallak
    Kallak
    Posts: 1,090
    newspaper clippings?
    All the best,
    - Kallak
  • Leonidas300
    Leonidas300
    Posts: 268
    Great link Twiggy -

    @ Athear - If you want a bit more customization replace some of the feats with some of the meta-breath weapon feats from the Draconomicon. Fed Ex office sells a Parchment type of resume paper. If you do up a page using Old English or similar font - it makes for a great game aid (you can also use candle wax to seal/stamp or fake blood to gussy it up further).
  • Savannah
    Savannah
    Posts: 188
    Don't bother buying "parchment" paper for game aids -- just make up some really strong tea or coffee (I find it easier to get the required strength with coffee) and soak a sheet of regular paper in it for 30 sec-2 min, then hang it up to dry. For wrinkled paper, crumple it up and roughly smooth it out before it goes into the coffee/tea. For splashes/drips/stains, add more coffee/tea to the spots when it's dry or almost dry. Waaaay cheaper than special paper and you can control exactly how grungy it looks. (I usually hand write on the finished product with a chisel-tip marker, but if you're going to print it, I'd do the printing before you soak it.)
  • Leonidas300
    Leonidas300
    Posts: 268
    Well for those of us who share constraints on time, I don't believe the 45 cents per sheet cost is a prohibitive cost but to each their own.
  • Athear
    Posts: 21
    Yah thanks all sorry I haven't responded internet went down for a while there.
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