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Desperate Measures

Date: May 18, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM
Posted by: Carlo
Category: Application Game
** Please note that this session will be rescheduled to a later date, see comments. Applications for an open slot are still welcome. **

Your character has been imprisoned on Death Row in the city of Trailsend, with only two days remaining before their scheduled execution. Your only options are: escape or die.

Condensed from the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (3rd edition): "Trailsend is a Large City of 14,116 run by Baron Donlevy. Trailsend is usually the first city that visitors to Damara see, several businessses cater solely to finding unusual employment for adventurers." Trailsend is a trading crossroads. Your character can be from anywhere, have done anything. If you don't know the setting, don't worry, what's above is all you need to know to create a character.

PCs run by players will all be level 3. On entering the module, your PC will be set to third level, stripped of their gear, and given jail clothes and an emote wand. Your PC arrives in an out-of-character (OOC) "Holding Pen" area. You may talk only about OOC things here; please do not share any information on your PC's background with the other players until the scenario starts.

The DM will hold a short orientation session in the Holding Pen and answer any player questions. Once the DM transfers you to death row, you will be in-character. Events will then play out based on the decisions you and your cellmates make. Can you escape your fate, or will you instead come to a quick and bloody end?
  • If your PC dies during the session, you will be given the option of using the DM client to return to the game to see how it turns out.
  • Any PCs who survive will be given the opportunity to play the sequel, "The Hunted", while players of PCs who die will be guaranteed a spot among the opposing bounty hunters.
Game duration: expected to be 2-3 hours. It should finish in one session.

Game Info
Requires NWN: Enhanced Edition - Yes
Number of players: 3 to 5
Starting Character level: 3
Character type: Server Vault; PC will be created by the player upon entering the server.
Server info: Carlo's Server on Gamespy; IP address will be posted shortly before gametime

Limited resting. Death: PCs bleed from -1 to -10, then it is permanent.

Message Carlo with your answers to the following, to apply to the game:

1. How do you feel about playing a scenario where "winning" (in this case surviving) is possible, but not guaranteed?

2. Please give a short summary of the character you would like to play, including the crime for which they have been committed to Death Row. (You will have the opportunity to further flesh out the character's background prior to the session, if desired; see the Comments below for some ideas.)

Game roster

1. Carlo

1. JFK
2. Sathiera
3. Palebrassdoge


Desperate Measures is different each time and is customized based on the PCs' backgrounds. The more elements you create and share with the DM, the richer the experience will be. You are welcome to message the DM with any questions in advance.

Here are some possible background elements to consider:

-- MOST IMPORTANT: What was your PC's crime for which he/she was imprisoned? Was he/she guilty? How did events unfold?
-- What were the circumstances of the PC's capture?
-- Who are your PC's enemies?
-- Friends?
-- Family?
-- Important acquaintances?
-- Were any of the above people involved in the circumstances surrounding your imprisonment?
-- Where is your PC from? How did they end up in Trailsend?
-- Deepest fear.
-- Biggest regret in life.
-- Best memory ever.
-- How scared they are of dying.
-- Ever killed anyone? How did it make your PC feel?
-- The worst thing they ever did.
-- How trusting or suspicious are they?
Unfortunately, palebrassdoge had to drop due to a last-minute work commitment.
This session will now be rescheduled for a date TBD, to make sure it has a minimum of 3 PCs. I expect it will be on a Saturday at around the same time.
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