View Full Version : Playtesters Needed....

2010-10-21, 08:03 AM
Ever wanted to be a part of the making of a "3rd party" sourcebook for 3.5e that may one day show up for sale on the net? Like necromancy, especially of the arcane varity? If so, then you may want to consider helping me out. I am planing on creating a seires of pdfs to publish using the OGL which will serve more or less as a moneymaking hobby rather then an actual business venture, but I still take this work seriously and I thus I want to see the content in action. Simply put, I am looking for a small group of players willing to be playtesters for the content that will appear in the first pdf, which will be a collection of feats and spells which aim to put necromancy specialist wizards on par with necromancer clerics as far as being an undead leader goes.

The playtest ideally will have a necromancy specialist wizard taking feats and spells from the content which will be included, but the other players can basically be whatever they want. A sorcerer may be interesting to see as well, since a sorcerer would also be able to use the new spells which means the wizard would not have to take as many of the new spells to get an idea of how they work.

The playtest will not be one, long campaign, but rather a series of short campaigns meant to test the material. One campaign will be a typical level 1 campaign, one will be a level 10 campaign, and one will be a level 20 campaign which will eventually reach epic, since there is a (VERY) small amount of epic content among the homebrew to be included in this book. The playtest group should include 2-3 players and ideally 1 DM.(who will get some new monsters to toy with.) While I can DM myself in a pinch, I am rather tied up at the moment with an internship and collage and such, so if somebody else was willing to DM in my place that would be a great boon to me. The date is yet to be set, but if you are interested you will be immediately alerted once the playtest dates are decided.

Anybody interested in helping me out with this?

Also, a quick word of warning, some of the new spells will be rather, well, disturbing, so if stuff like the necrotic cyst spells and such got you grossed out you may find yourself somewhat disturbed by a few of the new spells.

2010-10-21, 08:07 AM
Count me in, sounds intriguing to say the least.

2010-10-21, 08:11 AM
So wait- I get to play D&D AND test cool, new material? I'm game.

2010-10-21, 08:11 AM
Ok, cool. Also, are you both interested as a player or DM, and if a player what classes potentially? Also, those who like martial characters should not feel left out despite this being primarily a project meant for arcane casters. The reason being while most playtested content will be for this first pdf, my second project is for martial characters and will focus around a "martial arts" system which, unlike Tome of Battle, will be usable by standard mundane classes like the fighter and such, and will more or less work off a skill based system that was loosely inspired by how D20 Naruto handles jutsu. While most of these "special attacks" will be completed at a later date I may allow a few of them into the playtest just to see if the system itself is functional or not.

2010-10-21, 08:16 AM
Preferably player. I don't really have a preference regarding class.

2010-10-21, 08:18 AM
I'm swamped as a DM over at ENWorld but i'd love to playtest.

2010-10-21, 08:20 AM
Ok, good. I may end up DMing this myself anyway, but the primary reasons for wanting another DM are my schedule, but more importantly the new undead monsters that will be joining the party. I would like to see how a DM would use some of these creatures and as a warning, like the spells, some of them will be rather disturbing. A lot of these undead will be far more insidious then the standard shambling zombies. Just to give you a little hint, there will be a subclass of undead known as "Necrotic Parasites" which will be featured. Some of these "necrotic parasites" actually being based loosely off real life parasites.(Researching them was a blast...disturbing..but a blast.)

2010-10-21, 08:23 AM
Well if you're making some necromancy material, I'm willing to roll a wizard or sorcerer. You should probably have multiple people in player/DM roles; you never know when one person's innocuous idea breaks your material; so its a good idea to run it through as many scenarios as possible.

2010-10-21, 08:25 AM
Thans a good idea, I do have a few RL friends who I could bring in to help playtest this as well, though most RL friends I have prefer 1e-2e to 3.5e but would be willing to do 3.5e as well.

2010-10-21, 08:39 AM
I am definitely interested in helping you test it.
I am interested in being a player, I have no class preference(I have a fair amount of experience with all core classes and a lot of the others)

2010-10-21, 01:06 PM
Will the games be played as a PbP? I have a campaign from lvl 1 to 6-7, I have readied the next campaign for face to face play... Which books are allowed?

Might be interested PM me...