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Game Recruitment => Looking For Players => : Dawnbringer Boddin July 08, 2019, 03:22:13 PM

: [D&D 5E] ACQUISITIONS INCORPORATED [4/6 | 3]
: Dawnbringer Boddin July 08, 2019, 03:22:13 PM
Memo: Exciting Hiring Opportunity

To Whom it May Concern:

Are you tired of the oversaturated hero market?  Did you climb a tower only to discover the prince/princess was already rescued, dragon slain, and glory already won? Do you have great organizational skills, a high loot based work ethic, and a low sense of self preservation? Than Acquisitions Incorporated may be for you!

Here at Acquisitions Incorporated we provide an exciting franchise opportunity for would be adventures.  Receive on the job training in several specialized fields such as documancy, loremongering, or even the secretarian arts! Found your own Acquisitions Inc. HQ and claim exclusive clients and our prestigious company name! And did we mention the loot?

So if you are an adventure looking for a new chance, go and visit your nearest Acquisitions Incorporated office located throughout all of the major cities on the Sword Coast!

This document does not constitute a formal agreement of hiring on the part of Acquisitions Incorporated.  Acquisitions Incorporated is not responsible for any loss of life, limb, or loot as a result of hiring exercises.   Acquisitions Incorporated reserves all rights to retain services of expired interns via necromantic rituals for the purposes of light office work and security.

System: D&D 5e.  Tried, true, and majestic. Taking place in the realm of Forgotten Realms.

Style: Mix of high fantasy, humorous bungling, and corporate intrigue.  Honestly, probably more bungling than anything else, but we can have hope!

Approved Interns: 3-6
@Harbinger 
@SchrodingersNinja @Brave Sir Robin
@drobob
[Open slot]
[Open slot]

Starting Info: We'll be starting at 1st level.  Who better to abus- I mean, encourage than a group of bright eyed interns!

Skill level: Looking for experienced players with 5e, as there are some new mechanics in the Acq. Inc. Stuff. Corporate didn't spring for a training budget after all.  Still, we will happily take players eager to learn and with a low sense of self preservation!

Posting expectations: Every other day. (Though more frequent posting is encouraged!  We do have a quota to meet!)

Restrictions: Don't be a jerk, I guess? Oh, and label your food before putting it in the company fridge.

Notes: My games tend to run slowly, FYI. But as long as you are willing to stick around, I'll keep providing the best game I can for everyone!

Joining Instructions: Post that you're interested in joining and we will work on a character concept!  There are a few new items in Acquisitions Incorporated (new backgrounds, spells, and job titles) that I want to go over with anyone joining the game. Besides, what would a hiring opportunity be without the time honored "where do you see yourself in ten years?" "If you were color, what would it be?" and "Do you know you have an Owlbear eating your leg?" interview questions?

As an important side note: This game is going to have more than it's fair share of irreverent humor, corporate back talk (as per my last email) and jokes and insults. (Think DnD meets the office). If that kind of humor is don't for you, that's ok!  You might want to skip this game, though, as it is going to be filled to the brain with it.

This also doesn't give you a license to be a jerk.  While I do expect, and encourage, some amount of sarcasm, backtalk, and water cooler ribbing between the characters, that should never impact real life relationships.  If it's taken too far I will step in, up to and including the removal of a player from the game.  We are all trying to tell a story together yeah?

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: Harbinger July 08, 2019, 04:38:04 PM
This sounds amazing, and I would love a spot.

I'm thinking Warlock or perhaps wizard.
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: SchrodingersNinja July 08, 2019, 05:28:41 PM
Oh shit, 6 slots? I'm down, but if 7 people want in I'll be the first to bow out.

I am leaning toward a Tiefling attorney (Paladin maybe) but I'd fill roles.
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: Dawnbringer Boddin July 08, 2019, 06:21:21 PM
Sweet!  Added you guys to the list!

Also, here is the link to the DnDBeyond Campaign (https://ddb.ac/campaigns/join/5406131489082807). I have access to all the books, so everyone should have all the options for thier characters.  I would like everyone to have thier character on dndbeyond, as it makes it much easier for me as a DM if I need to see your sheets. 

Additionally, I believe if you join the campaign and go to sourcebooks, you should be able to see the stuff for Aquistions Incorporated.  Let me know if you can't! 
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: Brave Sir Robin July 08, 2019, 10:08:34 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/yJ1KSiTxaAw5G/giphy.gif)
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: SchrodingersNinja July 09, 2019, 07:26:16 AM
Point buy, average hit die?
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: Dawnbringer Boddin July 09, 2019, 09:58:33 AM
Yep!  Point buy, average hit die, anything legal on dndbeyond is allowed. Experience is milestone based.

I will post some stuff about the job positions from Aquistions Incorporated, but I suggest everyone read through that section if you can.
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: SchrodingersNinja July 09, 2019, 11:54:03 AM
Does anyone have their Class/Race/Company Role picked out yet?
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: Dawnbringer Boddin July 09, 2019, 01:37:53 PM
Speaking of company roles, do you guys need me to post a summary of them here, or can everyone view them on DnDbeyond?
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: Harbinger July 09, 2019, 02:17:21 PM
I can view them.

I believe I'm finished with my character. I'd really like the Obviator role.
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: SchrodingersNinja July 09, 2019, 03:29:14 PM
Alright, I am thinking either:

Warforged Divination Wizard (Either one eye or his whole head is a Magic 8 Ball)

Tiefling Paladin and/or Warlock (Attorney at law, probably a Documancer)

Goliath Forge Cleric

Kobold Bard (hoards-person)
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: Harbinger July 09, 2019, 04:17:17 PM
Like, his whole head is an 8-ball, or it's just painted that way?
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: SchrodingersNinja July 09, 2019, 06:01:20 PM
Depends. I can see several ideas looking cool.
1. His eye is the port where the triangle shows. Perhaps the 8 ball is just the eye socket and maybe protrudes a bit from his temple.
2. The back of his head has the port and the whole head is black with an 8 around his eyes.

3. He's all black, with the port on his chest or something, physically shaking himself to make a prophecy.
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: Harbinger July 09, 2019, 06:43:18 PM
Warforged are heavy, so we'll need someone with wicked gains to shake him up, unless he finds a way to shake himself.
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: SchrodingersNinja July 09, 2019, 08:20:37 PM
He can shake his head around like a paint can shaker.
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: Brave Sir Robin July 11, 2019, 09:17:32 AM
I'm leaning most strongly towards a bard/loremonger.

Also contemplating a sorcerer/hoardsperson.
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: Dawnbringer Boddin July 11, 2019, 09:22:20 AM
Sounds like we have the basics all set!  And 3 is my minimum number, so @Otter looks like we would be good to add to the active games!

I'd like to leave recruitment open, as I would love to hit 6 players eventually.  But no reason to delay the game at the moment.  We can at least hammer out some OoC stuff.
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: Dawnbringer Boddin July 11, 2019, 09:48:54 AM
And btw, 8 ball warforged is absolutely approved! 

I can't help but imagine the furi-kuri robot, but with an 8 ball for the head.
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: SchrodingersNinja July 11, 2019, 10:08:14 AM
And btw, 8 ball warforged is absolutely approved! 

I can't help but imagine the furi-kuri robot, but with an 8 ball for the head.

I've never seen that before. Neat design.

I have been thinking about Carl from Automata.
(https://cdn.crowdfundinsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Automata-4.jpg)
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: SchrodingersNinja July 11, 2019, 10:18:00 AM
But then I came across this image... I at the very least need to save this character concept for later...

"What up, squares? You know. Pimp-Unit 420 is dressed fine as cherry wine, to a 99.9% confidence interval. Hustle proceeding within acceptable parameters."

(https://i.warosu.org/data/tg/img/0263/94/1375478279755.jpg)
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: Brave Sir Robin July 11, 2019, 10:26:27 AM
I've never seen that before. Neat design.

GO WATCH FLCL. (sub (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcmDF5qlusW4lrVLWCjRSJE59vA4P-sok) or dub (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHn3FPrPhJOz9tHCRgWjcl1ykmKwc8Ma2))

WE'LL WAIT.
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: SchrodingersNinja July 11, 2019, 10:37:55 AM
GO WATCH FLCL. (sub (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcmDF5qlusW4lrVLWCjRSJE59vA4P-sok) or dub (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHn3FPrPhJOz9tHCRgWjcl1ykmKwc8Ma2))

WE'LL WAIT.

FLCL? There's not even any vowels in that word. You kids today, with your tamagotchi's and your skateboards!
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: SchrodingersNinja July 11, 2019, 10:40:34 AM
So we have a fighter and a bard then?

What do we need more, cleric, paladin or wizard?

I've been playing with stats and classes but am not settled on one. Ignore the smooth pimp in the campaign lobby, as I was just having fun.
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: drobob July 11, 2019, 11:35:00 AM
I think I'd be interested. I'd like to try that new Verdan race, but I'm not yet sure about the class.
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: SchrodingersNinja July 11, 2019, 11:48:06 AM
I was looking at that race of Gith, to make a larfleeze type character.
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: Brave Sir Robin July 11, 2019, 11:49:15 AM
Yep, pretty sure I'm going bard.

I think I'd be interested. I'd like to try that new Verdan race, but I'm not yet sure about the class.

I was tempted to go with a Verdan wild sorcerer, if that helps. Seems pretty thematic, and if there's a time and a place to play a wild sorc, it's a game like this.
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: drobob July 11, 2019, 11:56:19 AM
I had that same thought. I do love the chaos of the wild magic, and it fits quite well with how the Verdan came to be. My other thought was an Undying Warlock. I don't know much about That-Which-Endures, and couldn't find much, but it sounds Undying. Given that plus the Verdan's unknown age limit, it seemed to fit. After all, who doesn't want to hire an employee that has trouble staying dead?
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: Brave Sir Robin July 11, 2019, 12:06:52 PM
Ooo, that's a neat idea too.

Picking a company position to go with a concept could help narrow it down, too.
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: drobob July 11, 2019, 12:10:04 PM
[Assuming I get the job.]

The warlock just started to flow. Undying from That-Which-Endures from trying to find the Verdan history. Undying gives some good stuff for discovery later anyway (speak with dead, legend lore). I'd probably go for the Loremonger role if open.
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: Brave Sir Robin July 11, 2019, 12:13:07 PM
Ignore the smooth pimp in the campaign lobby, as I was just having fun.

When are you going to the chance to play a warforged pimp again?
[Assuming I get the job.]

The warlock just started to flow. Undying from That-Which-Endures from trying to find the Verdan history. Undying gives some good stuff for discovery later anyway (speak with dead, legend lore). I'd probably go for the Loremonger role if open.

I was aiming for Loremonger, but it's negotiable. Have you considered Secretarian though?

EDIT: I'm also looking at Documancer maybe?
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: drobob July 11, 2019, 12:19:11 PM
I had considered some others, initially Secretarian wasn't one. But actually looking it over, I do like it and would be fine switching to it.
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: Brave Sir Robin July 11, 2019, 12:22:04 PM
I'll chat with Boddin sometime to try to figure out which job best suits my bard because I'm not sure. lol

I'm easy about it anyway (there are ~3 jobs that could fit), so I can work around whatever anyone picks.
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: SchrodingersNinja July 11, 2019, 12:22:33 PM
When are you going to the chance to play a warforged pimp again?

You make a good point, but it sounds like we don't need another CHA class (5e Problems). I am thinking forge cleric, maybe? I'd make him a warforged pimp except for the fact that Warforged don't wear armor, AFAIK. So Defense fighting style and the forge cleric armor boost are out.

Forget that jive, suckas. Gonna be using Blessing of the forge to turn my quarterstaff into a +1 pimp cane.
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: drobob July 11, 2019, 12:27:25 PM
I haven't even been accepted, just conceptualizing for my application. You applied and are in, and did so before I did (I saw the LFP ad before just wasn't sure at the time). If you want that bard, go for it. I could quite easily revamp my character to about anything else to spread the class-type-love.

I think there are multiple roles that fit any class, so I shouldn't have an issue choosing.
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: Brave Sir Robin July 11, 2019, 12:39:15 PM
Well my bard isn't really a face. He's not going to be using any charisma skills. I'm playing pretty hard against type.

EDIT: That said, the divinition wizard is awesome. When are you going to get to play a warforged with a magic 8-ball for a head either?
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: SchrodingersNinja July 11, 2019, 12:55:21 PM
Pending approval, Tandy "Overclock" Slim would like to join as hoardsperson.

He's got the hustle, and the muscle.
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: Dawnbringer Boddin July 11, 2019, 01:13:19 PM
I haven't even been accepted, just conceptualizing for my application. You applied and are in, and did so before I did (I saw the LFP ad before just wasn't sure at the time).

Oh-ho! You think you can just apply and then, what?  Keep your options open?

Pffffffttttthhhhh. Nah.

(https://media.tenor.com/images/a9ad5f288edc952b414473773eb942e7/tenor.gif)

Now you are stuck with us!  No take backs, contracts are legally binding!

Also, from the DM end I'm not worried bout classes overlapping.  I can work with whatever you guys give me.  If you want to be four halfing clerics of the domain of law and open the offices of Bobbit, Mobbit, Fobbit, and Ted, more power to you.
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: Brave Sir Robin July 11, 2019, 01:24:27 PM
Now you are stuck with us!  No take backs, contracts are legally binding!

(https://frinkiac.com/img/S06E13/1160625.jpg)
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: drobob July 11, 2019, 01:48:59 PM
Given my character build, that may be literally true.
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: Brave Sir Robin July 11, 2019, 02:18:17 PM
lol

And now I'm leaning more towards Cartographer. I have no idea.

Also, @Dawnbringer Boddin , maybe a discord?
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: drobob July 11, 2019, 02:48:03 PM
I decided to go with the Secretarian. I think I'm all set.
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: SchrodingersNinja July 11, 2019, 05:24:42 PM
So is this what everything is floating toward right now?

@drobob Ratsel; Warlock-The Undying; Secretarian
@Brave Sir Robin  Din; Bard; TBD
@Harbinger Eliriana; Fighter; Obviator
@SchrodingersNinja Tandy "Overclock" Slim; Cleric-Forge; Hoardsperson

I don't mind changing if we feel we need something else.
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: Brave Sir Robin July 11, 2019, 07:06:57 PM
Yep. My bard is leaning towards Cartographer.
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: Otter July 13, 2019, 08:11:16 AM
Sorry for the delay guys.

Your Board (http://irate-pirate.org/(dd-5e)-acquisitions-incorporated/)
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: Brave Sir Robin July 13, 2019, 04:00:25 PM
(http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/FjeGBljESVAzu/giphy.gif)

Thanks, Otter!

We're almost there!
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: SchrodingersNinja July 13, 2019, 09:50:03 PM
Oh, that must be the guy from Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game
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: Harbinger July 14, 2019, 03:56:10 AM
Oh, that must be the guy from Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game

They made a game based off that movie? Must be terrible. Games based on movies always are
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: SchrodingersNinja July 14, 2019, 04:17:16 AM
Lol yeah.

They thought "Hey, Mortal Kombat is popular using digitized actors, and we're already paying actors to wear the costumes. Let's farm this out, get some company to fly down there for a week to digitize them and then slap a game together."

The arcade game fell behind schedule and released a year after the movie had flopped, had to cut several characters, and was generally bad.

THEN they wanted to make home releases (I believe Sega Saturn was the only one that was released) and took their time to fix what they could. Obviously it still sucked.
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: Brave Sir Robin July 14, 2019, 07:27:34 AM
It's pretty disappointing to find out that the M in "M. Bison" stands for "Mike."
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: SchrodingersNinja July 14, 2019, 07:31:15 AM
At least his real name Vega...
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: Dawnbringer Boddin July 17, 2019, 10:21:05 AM
Still have room for two more!
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: BlazingFox August 13, 2019, 04:24:35 AM
I'll join if you're still hiring.
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: Dawnbringer Boddin August 13, 2019, 01:02:16 PM
Of course, you would be more than welcome!  Ant ideas on a character?
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: BlazingFox August 14, 2019, 06:00:24 AM
Changeling documancer either fighter (eldritch knight when we reach lv3) or druid, depending on what we have in the party now.
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: drobob August 14, 2019, 07:16:31 AM
Right now we've the following:

Warforged Forge Cleric/Hoardsperson
Kenku Bard/Cartographer
Verdan Undying Warlock/Secretarian
Elf Fighter/Obviator
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: BlazingFox August 14, 2019, 08:07:35 AM
OK, so Changeling Druid/Documancer it is.
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: SchrodingersNinja August 14, 2019, 11:40:46 AM
As far as I am concerned, you do you. I don't think anyone ever complained about having an extra fighter to take some lumps! :)
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: Harbinger August 14, 2019, 12:32:42 PM
I'm archery based anyway, so if you wanted to crack heads, go for it.
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: Brave Sir Robin August 14, 2019, 05:15:50 PM
Agreed, more frontline is not a bad thing in this party. Welcome aboard either way!
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: frizzol September 13, 2019, 08:53:28 AM
How is this game doing, did it start yet? Still looking for players? If yes:

I'd like to start with my weaknesses:
I can be very meticulous, and I like being on time. I'm a team player and make coffee too often

Then strengths, since I see you thinking..
I fold paper really well, and I keep track of who's going to the bathroom for how long.

Hobbies
I have a number of hobbies. I like filing and alphabetizing my spell collection. Which is always growing. I tend a little garden in the common garden where I grow edible flowers.

If I could be an animal what would I be and why
I'd be a Tressym, a cat with wings, because I'm cute and cuddly, but I'm also very free.
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: frizzol September 14, 2019, 03:46:47 AM
Characterwise I was thinking going full bureaucratic Paladin. Would that work?
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: Harbinger September 14, 2019, 06:33:37 AM
Oath of the Paperwork!
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: frizzol September 27, 2019, 06:47:25 AM
Do I need to do anything else to play along? Or is it enought that I show willingness to participate?
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: Dawnbringer Boddin October 28, 2019, 01:11:14 PM
@frizzol Things got crazy here, and I wasn't able to keep up with the game for a bit.  Still interested in joining?
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: frizzol November 01, 2019, 07:28:42 AM
No worries. At the moment I think I might hop out again ;). Have enough going on at the moment myself.