It's come time for me to start my homebrew campaign for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition. The name of the setting is The World of Taluria (if you hadn't guessed by the title of the blog and this welcome post).
It is my intention to use this blog to disseminate information about the world, races, and your current status in the campaign.
You may create a character using any race presented in any 4th Edition material, including Essentials. You will also have the choice of selecting from the fifteen races the setting has to offer. Please note that some Talurian races are different from the standard versions found in the books (the official races can all be used, I just present some variation). You will have the material available to you when you create your character during the first session.
You have access to all 4th Edition classes, paragon paths, and epic destinies. This also includes the Essentials classes.
You may play with a deck of 10 fortune cards that you've created from your own collection. If you do not have a deck of fortune cards, you may choose three cards from the DM's deck (representing your character's past, present, and future) and use them as encounter powers (I have the right to change these to dailies depending upon the power of the card drawn). All sets and promos that are currently available are legal for game play.
You can check that at the door when it comes to monsters and other nasties in the world. I am modifying every single thing you come across in terms of description, abilities, capabilities, etc. So that thing you think is a kobold will indeed surprise you when you treat it as such.
Particularly stats. Use the standard point-buy system or one of the 3 arrays given to you in the PHB. But I'll make it easy and post the info right here:
Balanced: 16, 14, 14, 11, 10, 10
Specialist: 18, 14, 11, 10, 10, 8
Dual Specialist: 16, 16, 12, 11, 11, 8
Start with these 6 scores: 8, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10; you have 22 points to buy your stats with.
9: -1 (+1 if coming from 8)
10: 0 (or 2 if coming from 8)
THEMES AND BACKGROUNDS
You may choose any themes and backgrounds in the core 4th Edition material or Dragon Magazine.
I will have backgrounds available for locales around Taluria.
You will not start with equipment or gold. You will receive this when you start your first game session (when we get there, you'll understand).
You may play any alignment, but I'd prefer if you played unaligned or good.
Until the first session! (Oh, January 13, 2012 at Richmond Comix @ 8:00 - This will be a character creation and world background session, perhaps some RP as well).