Sigil (The City of Doors, or as some lovingly call it: The Cage) is at the heart of the multiverse and is touched by all other planes, which means portaling into and out of it is possible and happens quite frequently. However when Taint emerged, the Lady of Pain sealed of the city and “evacuated” everyone that still resided in it. It took months for anyone to figure out the trick to getting back in.
The only way through any of the previous portals depended upon having a planar touchstone (Planar Handbook p 153) in your possession. Yet there are supposedly only 100 touchstones in existence, and one touchstone allows passage for one individual, therefore they became incredibly valuable. Each of you has acquired one (relevant to your plane of origin) and have traveled to Sigil for your own reasons. You were certainly not the first group of people to enter, but you were among the most devious and had been cautiously keeping tabs on one another. After it became obvious that you were all like minded individuals, you banded together. Perhaps your individual reasons were out of boredom, perhaps it was out of necessity or because you are all interested in what kind of diabolical madness that the group can achieve together. Regardless, you find yourselves sitting together laughing about the misfortunes of others. (This will be the starting point for our game).
I hope you are excited about this campaign, there are a number of things to do before you begin.
The first thing you should do is make a level one character, it is an evil themed campaign so it would be awkward if you made a good character (but not prohibited).
-All books are open from the list we have been using (all 3.5 first party books and all relevant Dragon Magazine issues) with the addition of everything being open from the Faerun and Eberron campaign settings. Book of Vile Darkness, The Book of Exalted Deeds, The Book of Erotic Fantasy, and the Nymphology book are also permitted.
-We will be rolling for stats and health (Except for first level which is max health). Such rolling must be done in my presence, but not necessarily any time soon. We will be using experience as per the Player’s handbook mandate.
-We will use the 2 flaw and 2 traits allowance as per Unearthed Arcana using flaws found only in Unearthed Arcana and Dragon Magazines.
-We are using the taint from Heroes of Horror, though they will not be prominent it is still recommended that you be familiar with them.
Learning about the campaign is a necessity.
Familiarize yourself with the Obsidian Portal website. I will do a hands on tutorial for things if you need it, you just simply have to ask. I will probably show off the site at our first game meeting.
-I have included pages for everyone to put their notes on to keep it all somewhere that can’t be lost.
-There is a Characters section that links to all the characters you have encountered so far.
-The adventure log can keep you abreast of things should you miss a game. Players can record additons to it as well at their leisure.
If you are a member of the group you get 500xp for sending me a friend request through Obsidian Portal, 250 for starting a character in the website, 250 for finishing them. You will get a 25% experience bonus to all experience given in the session after you make an entry in the adventure log. I’ll also be awarding you for any work you do to the wiki, just be sure and put your name by whatever you alter, ex:
Hoebagger: This is to make sure I apply credit where it is due in addition to being able to notice and document changes as they occur.