The Savage Frontier (also known as the North) is a cold, rugged, sparsely populated land of snow-capped mountains, rocky hills, sprawling forests, and foggy vales. Isolated strongholds, ancient burial mounds, and the ruins of many forgotten empires dot this vast landscape. Bounded by the Sea of Swords to the west and the desert of Anauroch to the east, the Savage Frontier extends as far north as Icewind Dale and as far south as the town of Daggerford. Old roads stretch across this great expanse, linking the dwarven strongholds and mines in the mountains to the coastal settlements, frontier towns, and fortified outposts of humans and other folk. These roads are long, lonely, or poorly defended, making them dangerous to traverse. In fertile valleys, towns and cities have sprung up, separated by dozens if not hundreds of miles of untamed wilderness haunted by bandits, barbarians, and monsters.
Evil dragons stirred into action by their dark queen, Tiamat, threatened the settlements of the Savage Frontier for a time. Ultimately, they were defeated and forced to withdraw to their lairs, while Tiamat was banished to the Nine Hells. Fear of the dragons’ wrath has faded quickly with the coming of a new threat: giants. The peoples of the North are no strangers to giant incursions. Frost giants have long claimed the Spine of the World as their demesne, and hill giants are known to scrounge for food in the untamed hills. But now, in the past couple of months, giants of every kind have emerged from their strongholds in force to threaten civilization as never before — and not just frost giants and hill giants, but also stone giants, fire giants, and cloud giants. All of the giants are in an uproar. Reports of giant attacks throughout the North have reached the coastal cities of Luskan, Neverwinter, and Waterdeep, stoking fears that the giants are waging war against humans, dwarves, elves, and other small folk.
Welcome to my recruitment thread for Storm King's Thunder! Most of you may be familiar with this adventure so I'm hoping to acquire players that have never played this before. If you have played before, you can still apply but I'll be observing closely to ensure you won't be meta-gaming. I recently played this adventure with a group of friends and had completed the adventure in its entirety. Since then, I was inspired to conduct an adventure of my own in the form of a PbP campaign. There will be certain criteria players will need to meet before I'll consider recruiting them. Those will be listed below:
Activity. I seek to recruit those who can actively post at least once a day. Availability is key when it comes to running a campaign smoothly. It would be fantastic if my players are active enough to post several times a day to maintain a steady progress. I understand events can occur outside of the internet and as long as you inform of your absence ahead of time, all will be forgiven.
Time Zone. Now this is where it gets hectic. I live in the USA, Eastern time zone. I know the forums cater to many players around the globe, so I'm in search of players who would be available to play during the same time as me. However, I work a job at the office during the night shift, with a schedule of Wed-Sun 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM. I have computer access during this time and will be available to play. In essence, I'll be searching for players who may have a similar schedule as me.
Discord. I love Discord as a whole. I use it for WoW and have since started using it for DND. For this campaign, I'll be creating a Discord server in which will serve as our OOC discussion area and our Session 0 will be conducted there as well. I want my players to have Discord, so if you don't have it, then get it!
As mentioned above, there's criteria that needs to be met before I'll recruit you. Therefore, I don't expect you to have a character ready for this adventure since I plan to host a Session 0 via Discord to discuss character selection and party type. Reason being, is because my idea for this campaign is for the party to be members of a Faction who were assigned the task of investigating the assaults by the giants. The factions could be either Harpers, Emerald Enclave, Order of the Gauntlet, or Zhentarim. I'm willing to leave this up for the debate once the players of been selected to determine what suits the players best.
Without further ado, I present to you the application below. Please post your application as a reply to this thread. If you aren't comfortable with sharing personal information, then you may PM your applications. Remember, I'm not expecting you to have a character prepared in advance, so you don't need to worry about posting character sheets or asking about character creation.
Activity: (Rate your activity & availability on a scale from 1-10. 1 being not very active, 10 being very active.) Time Zone: ( As mentioned above, I'm US EST, but I work Night Shift, so hopefully you'll have a similar schedule to me.) Personal Information: (This is where you can take the time to tell me a little about yourself.) Discord Name:
Preferred Class: (This is where you can tell me what type of classes you'd like to play.) Preferred Race: (This is where you can tell me what type of races you'd like to play.)
I'll keep this open till the weekend, and will close recruitment on Sunday. If you have any questions, you may contact me via PM or on Discord at Ryno628#9144
Activity: 7/10 Time Zone: U.S. Central Personal Information: I work a night shift, from 4PM - 12AM. And then I'm usually awake until about 3AM-4AM. At my job, I have access to a computer and a LOT of downtime, so I'm usually available. I do spend time with my family, but we're usually homebodies anyway. Discord Name: DoctorSpace#4364
Preferred Class: Warlock(Hexblade) - (I know it's kind of a subpar, but I like it for the roleplay flavor more than anything) Preferred Race: Eladrin, Half-elf. Open to something else if required though, would have to change the character concept a bit.
Activity: 10 for weekdays, I work in an office and need small breaks between work. 7 on weekends. still active just don't check in as frequently Time Zone: US PST Personal Information: Love D&D I still feel like a beginner but I spend nearly all my free time reading guides and making characters and playing PBP games because I don't have the time for in person table games. Discord Name: YoFizz #7989
Preferred Class: I'd like to play a blaster caster this time around but I'm open to all Preferred Race: I have an affinity for dragonborns but i'll play any race. i like playing mismatched race and class so far one of my favorite characters is my goblin wizard
Activity: 10/10. I can have dndbeyond open at work all day. Time Zone: CST, so only 1 hour behind you. Shouldn't be a problem Personal Information: 29 Y.O. male. Been playing D&D for couple of years now. I DM a roll20 campaign and play in a live-at-the-table campaign at my brother's house. Looking for just a touch more D&D in my life. I enjoy characters with deep backstory and a good amount of roleplay. Discord Name: tinman4243
Preferred Class: Druid. I have one made up already that I would love to use (circle of spores). Played a druid early on but ended up switching in that campaign for the sake of trying something new. Preferred Race: Firbolg. This is the race of the druid I already have. I'm pretty open race-wise though.
EDIT: I also have another character, a tortle grave cleric, whose campaign recently shut down. I love this guy and would love to play as him again.
Activity: 10/10, I'm very active online. Time Zone: I live in Ireland, so my timezone is WET, which is the same as GMT. That's 5 hours ahead of your timezone. Personal Information: I'm an avid D&D player, having played it's latest edition, 5e, for the past 4 years. I love the game in all its aspects, and find PbP to be a great way of getting to the play the game when real life scheduling conflicts get in the way of regular sessions. I'm currently in another PbP game, and have had little problem keeping up with daily updates. I've never played Storm King's Thunder before either, so I'd be excited to play through it! I really enjoy role-playing, but my real passion is in designing unique characters; coming up with fun and interesting class/race combos. Combat is my bread and butter. Discord Name: Cyt#6790
Preferred Class: I'm pretty easy when it comes to playing a class, I enjoy playing them all! Preferred Race: Same as above.
Personal information: I have been playing mostly homebrew dnd irl and have DMed some campaigns. Never played in Storm King’s Thunder. I have been playing 5e for almost 2 years now, but also have experience with other systems.
Discord Name: I’ll PM it to you if you are interested
Preffered class: usually spellcaster, or classes with many options and versatility.
Activity: 8/10 - I check out notifications throughout the day either through phone or on the computer. My current work schedule is Tuesday-Saturday 3-11 though I work a swing shift so in 3 weeks it will change to another shift entirely, however I am a bit of a night owl so it shouldn't be a problem.
Time Zone: EST
Personal Information: I am pretty new to DND currently participating in a PBP campaign and am looking for another campaign to do along with it.
Discord Name: DeanLaxer #8835...just made it never used it before.
Preferred Class: I don't have one...in my other campaign I am playing as a Rogue, but I have no problem with trying another class and have some characters already made with backstories through I would be willing to make a new one.
Preferred Race: None. Being new to this and having only been a part of one campaign I have no real preference, but many of the races seem interesting.
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Thokk / Level 1 / Half-Orc / Rogue - The Legends of Ring City
Activity: 7-8/10 - Can definitely do one post a day, would probably shoot for more. Time Zone: EST, work during the day M-F Personal Information: I'm a complete newbie to 5e (And my experience with older versions has games like Baldur's Gate 2 and Neverwinter Nights), but I've been familiarizing myself with the rules as best I can. Discord Name: Loud Trekkie#9321
Preferred Class: Honestly, I could probably come up with a decent character concept for nearly any class (And, uh... I might have already.) I tend to focus more on character than mechanics, so I likely wouldn't be selecting something just to min-max and powergame. Preferred Race: Probably a dwarf, half-orc, elf, maybe a halfing or genasi. Or one of the Volo races - bottom line? Not picky on class or race, really.
Activity: 9/10 Time Zone: Hello! Fellow U.S. EST here. Personal Information: Currently a college student with not a lot else going on. I'm a night owl and don't sleep much in the first place, so our schedules probably line up decently. Discord Name: Ice Would Suffice#5977
Preferred Class: Maybe a Cleric? In past games I've played with friends I usually just end up filling whatever role is needed. I did play a Tempest Domain once, but I've really been wanting to give Trickery a shot. Preferred Race: I usually just roll a dice for this, not gonna lie.
Activity: 8 on workdays, 10 on days off Time Zone: US EST Personal Information: Never played this before. I've been playing for about two years now, a couple of long term games and a fair amount of one-shots. I have a job where I can typically make my own hours so I can work either in the morning or the evening, but I'm very close to home so it doesn't take me long to pop on. I pretty much live on my computer when I'm not at work and have sporadic access when I'm at work. Discord Name: Eridartho #3368
Preferred Class: My favorite so far as been Divine Soul Sorcerer as a healer/support class. I'd prefer to stay healer/support but I've been trying out paladin and like that as well. Preferred Race: Half-elves, tieflings, or dwarves for the traditional races. Depending on DM allowance I've also gone with kobold, bugbear, warforged. I enjoy trying them all.
Activity: 7/10. Time Zone: GMT+10/AEST Personal Information: I've been playing dnd for almost two years now and have been in plenty of PbP games due to my unpredictable schedule. I'm currently a student studying 3D animation with the hopes and dreams of one day making my own game/show or at the very least joining one if the big companies. I've played only the very beginning of Storm Kings Thunder to the point that one could say I've never played it before. It was in another PbP game so maybe the equivalent of one session. Discord Name: crownvip#5283
Preferred Class: Rogue Preferred Race: Half-Elf
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Activity: 7 Time Zone: US EST can post at the beginnings and end of your activity cycle Personal Information: Long time D&D player, using pbp to scratch my itch currently between jobs ad trying to build a career Discord Name: RobinG#0138
Preferred Class: I tend towards melee fighters, with occasional dips into Warlock Preferred Race: Variant Human, Dwarves, Goliath
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