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randall793's Three Days to Kill

Game Master randall793

A remake of Penumbra's Three Days to Kill


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Welcome to my Three Days to Kill discussion thread. We will be discussing character creation, background and other related stuff.

This is my first foray as a pbp DM.

Sources
All source books from Paizo publishing, I may ask for references on stuff I'm not familiar with, I may deny stuff that I don't like.

Characters
Classes that are full or 3/4 BAB progression only.

Experience Track
Fast

Alignment
NO LG, EVIL, CN

Background
A few sentences that answers the question "Why am I currently working as a caravan guard on the way to Deeptown". Develop and update your character as the adventure progresses.

Wealth
Per class Average or rolled whichever is higher.

Traits
1 only, don't choose anything that adds bonus to init. Suit to background.

Stats
Point build at 20. I may give bonus points to unpopular classes. Ask.

For now I'd just like a standard format of (Race, Gender, Alignment, Class). Thanks.


Male Elf Slayer /2/AC:17, T: 14, FF:13/HP:22/22/F:3, R:7, W:1/Init:+6/Perc:+8

Filios will be posting as Dieredon D'atarisian for this PbP. Character build to follow. The city does not ring a bell. Is it in Galarion? If so, where?


Thanks Randell, glad to be aboard!

I have two concepts floating around and want to see which might fit the group better once everyone checks in and of course DMRandell's preference.

1) Half-elf, male, LN, Rogue(Investigator-Scout) - Perhaps posing as a merchant, hired by a consortium to keep an eye on some problems the caravan has been having.

2) Gnome, female, NG, Cavalier(Knight of the Shield) - a Wolfrider, she is a bit of a wildfey child, think The Green Knight. Popular with the caravans for her knowledge of the local terrain and wild inhabitants, often diffusing situations before they end up in conflict.


Male Elf Slayer /2/AC:17, T: 14, FF:13/HP:22/22/F:3, R:7, W:1/Init:+6/Perc:+8

Dieredon is a, Elf, CG, Ranger(Skirmisher) using a two-handed weapon combat technique (Elven Curve Blade) - He has served as a Scout and Hunter in his homeland, but a wanderlust for adventure has led him to the caravan as a Scout/Hunter/Tracker.

Qadira

randall793 wrote:


Characters
Classes that are full or 3/4 BAB progression only.

I guess that means a bard is out of the question. :-)

I'll change my concept, though I would like to see what everyone else is putting forth. I would like to try something that is a little different and don't want to double up on anything.


A Bard is 3/4. Just no Wizard, Sorcerer..and witch I believe. I was surprised to see even the Summoner is 3/4.


Male

I think I will make a cleric of desna.

Cheliax

Shieldknight wrote:

I guess that means a bard is out of the question. :-)

I'll change my concept, though I would like to see what everyone else is putting forth. I would like to try something that is a little different and don't want to double up on anything.

Knowing that a bard can be played, are you still for the Ulfen savage skald? I see that we need a healer. I was thinking an Ulfen priest of maybe Gorum, haven't decided on cleric, druid or oracle.

Cheliax

doctor_wu wrote:
I think I will make a cleric of desna.

Or I'll go with something else. =D What are unpopular classes?


male Human (Varisian) cleric 2

I have posted a background and cerated an alais I will be posting as.


Male Elf Slayer /2/AC:17, T: 14, FF:13/HP:22/22/F:3, R:7, W:1/Init:+6/Perc:+8

Dieredon's character sheet is complete. Please see his profile.

randall793: Is it ok with you if I reserve the right to change Favored Enemy once I find out more about the PbP? Are we primarily outdoors, dungeon setting, and any hints? There is nothing worse than a Ranger with a Favored Enemy that is NEVER encountered. ;-)

Qadira

Meowzebub wrote:
A Bard is 3/4. Just no Wizard, Sorcerer..and witch I believe. I was surprised to see even the Summoner is 3/4.

Huh. I was at work when I typed that, and I could have sworn a bard was the same as a wizard. Well that's good news. I'll still make my bard then. Unless you don't want a bard.


It is a wilderness setting. We will be using the pathfinder deity pantheon. The Deeptown area is non-Golarion, but I'd see how the adventure ends before using it to springboard further ones.

It is usually safe to hate bandits, no?

I rarely see cavaliers or alchemists though.

No problems with bards. They can hold their own.


Do you rarely see cavaliers because you don't like them or people are hesitant to play one? This one would be small to boot, but the wolf mount makes up a little. A wilderness setting would be good for the cavalier too, more chances to get a charge in while mounted.

Let me know, not wedded to the concept, but like you, haven't seen that many either and wanted to give one a chance.


Male Elf Slayer /2/AC:17, T: 14, FF:13/HP:22/22/F:3, R:7, W:1/Init:+6/Perc:+8

Dieredon revised character sheet at profile. Favored Enemy Humanoid(Human), and a revised Background that changes references to Golarion.

@randall793: Please let me know if everything is ok, or if I need revisions. Thanks!

Sczarni

Rianna: Human (Varisian), Female, CG, Bard

Starting Wealth?
3d6 ⇒ (1, 4, 5) = 10
x 10 = 100
Book avg.=105
About my luck. :)

Trait: Power of Suggestion (Adventurer's Armory)

I'll update the profile tonight before I go to bed. Right now she is built using the PFS rules. I'll post when I have her built for this PbP.


Bjorn Helsingrson: Human (Ulfen), Male, N, Bear Shaman (Druid)

Starting Gold: 2d6 ⇒ (5, 2) = 7 x 10 = 70 gp, Average = 70 gp That's how it's done!

Looking at domain over animal companion. Deciding between Ferocity subdomain or Fur subdomain as they best suit the concept.

Sczarni

Bjorn Helsingrson wrote:


Starting Gold: 2d6 x 10 = 70 gp, Average = 70 gp That's how it's done!

NICE!

I have updated my profile.

Quick note on some things that may or may not be allowed.

I took Power of Suggestion as my trait. This can be found in the Adventurers Armory.

Rianna is a Bard with the Street Performer Archetype.

I used the avg. gold of 105 since I rolled less.

She has both a reinforced scarf and a pocketed scarf.

One of my feats is the Harrowed feat from Curse of the Crimson Throne.

The first chance I get, I would like to purchase a masterwork Harrow Deck. The idea being that it is considered a Masterwork Fortune Tellers deck for game mechanics. I figure cost would be 150 gp. Is this possible?

If I need to change any of this, please let me know.

Thanks for the invite to play.


Beta Male Hairy Highlander Halfbreed Barbarian 9/King O' The North 5

Ditto on the invite - looking forward to this [my first foray into pbp]

I'll be throwing Skäne “Countless” Ingvârssonn into the mix

A hard bitten Ulfen Fighter, axe and shield, will probably go N in alignment also...

Know we're allowed one trait - wondered if this is "bumpable" with Additional Traits feat?

Starting wealth 5d6 ⇒ (1, 2, 3, 3, 5) = 14 x10 =140gp [sortof explains why he's a merc lol]

Will throw together a profile for Skäne pending above question


So with Ranger, Fighter, Bard, Cleric, Druid and Yucale's pick, I am going to go with the Rogue. Profile will be up by the end of the day.

Rogue Starting Wealth 4d6 ⇒ (6, 2, 6, 4) = 18 X 10 = 180 gp


Bjorn's stats are up. He'll have come from Irrisen (gave him Fey Foundling feat) and once grown went 'aviking. He was a regular bezerk in battle, slavoring and just as likely to rend people with his bare hands as cleave them with his weapon (Killer trait). The time at sea had an effect on him. He turned to Gozreh for reflection upon his wrathful nature and achieved some balance. On their last attack, the vikings were defeated and Bjorn escaped capture and death. After several weeks in the wild, he came upon a settlement and hired himself out as he could, landing with a caravan as one of the guards. I'll flesh it out later today.

Black Dow wrote:

I'll be throwing Skäne “Countless” Ingvârssonn into the mix

A hard bitten Ulfen Fighter, axe and shield, will probably go N in alignment also...

Will throw together a profile for Skäne pending above question

There could always have been two vikings who escaped death and ended up on a caravan...


Male Elf Slayer /2/AC:17, T: 14, FF:13/HP:22/22/F:3, R:7, W:1/Init:+6/Perc:+8

Never rolled starting gold because I took the Rick Parents Trait - started at 900GP.


Here's Skäne - our Ulfen fighter

Agree with you Bjorn - makes sense that both our boys came via the same path... I've built on the snippets you put in your background in mine [not written in stone however feel free to critique!]

They make an imposing pair right enough...


male Human (Varisian) cleric 2

starting gold
4d6 ⇒ (5, 6, 1, 2) = 14


Skäne “Countless” Ingvârssonn wrote:

Here's Skäne - our Ulfen fighter

Agree with you Bjorn - makes sense that both our boys came via the same path... I've built on the snippets you put in your background in mine [not written in stone however feel free to critique!]

They make an imposing pair right enough...

I'll say! Great choice on the feat. I was going to take that until I realized that I lacked the CHA.


Okay, give me awhile digest your profiles and such.

doctor_wu=? cleric
black dow=skane (male,human,fighter,N)
shieldknight=rianna (female,human,bard,CG)
filios=dieredon (male,elf,ranger,CG)
drayen=bjorn (male,human,druid,N)
meowzebub=? rogue

shieldknight, 2d3 to point build - because I like seeing female pcs.

I'd expect everyone to RP and scoff the rich kid playing mercenary here :)

2d3 bonus to points for cavaliers, alchemist. If anyone's interested.

It seems I'm missing someone.

Sczarni

WOW! Thanks.

Here goes, luck will prove constant for me I'm sure.
2d3 ⇒ (1, 3) = 4

STAT Block updated in profile.


Checking ability scores
rianna=Str 12, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 18 =pass(24),cha
bjorn=Str 18, Dex 12, Con 14, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 7 =pass(20),str
skane=Str 16,Dex 14,Con 14,Int 12,Wis 10,Cha 13 =pass(20),str
dieredon=STR:14,DEX:18,CON:10,INT:12,WIS:13,CHA:10 =pass(20),+dex,-con,+int
wesh=STr:14,Dex:10,Con:14,Int:10,Wis:16,Cha:14 =pass(20),wis


Well if you are still up to seeing a cavalier I will take you up on it and see if you like it.

Points for cavalier 2d3 ⇒ (2, 1) = 3

Starting wealth 5d6 ⇒ (3, 4, 6, 5, 4) = 22 =220 gp


Female Gnome Cavalier 2; Knight of the Shield

OK, here is Meowzebub's gnome cavalier. Female, Gnome, Cavalier, CG. Built on a 23 point buy.

If this makes us too melee heavy, I will still work up my rogue idea as a backup (1/2elf, male, rogue, LN). I looked at the alchemist, but just not a fan of the mutagens, I hope archetypes will come along to allow those to be dropped.


Bjorn Helsingrson wrote:
Skäne “Countless” Ingvârssonn wrote:

Here's Skäne - our Ulfen fighter

Agree with you Bjorn - makes sense that both our boys came via the same path... I've built on the snippets you put in your background in mine [not written in stone however feel free to critique!]

They make an imposing pair right enough...

I'll say! Great choice on the feat. I was going to take that until I realized that I lacked the CHA.

Aye they'll be singing our saga soon enough :)

Looking forward to this immensely - what timezones are we all on?


Skäne “Countless” Ingvârssonn wrote:
Looking forward to this immensely - what timezones are we all on?

I am Central (GMT -6)


Still reading up on your profiles.
Liking the Northern duo.
Waiting up for Wesh's complete profile.
Yucale might not be joining us.

Betony=Str.14,Dex.10,Con.15,Int.14,Wis.10,Cha.16 =pass(23),-str,+con,+cha

wealth
rianna=105.avg
bjorn=70.avg
skane=140.roll =175.avg
betony=220.roll
wesh=140.avg
dieredon=900.trait


Male Elf Slayer /2/AC:17, T: 14, FF:13/HP:22/22/F:3, R:7, W:1/Init:+6/Perc:+8

I am Eastern Standard Time...Pennsylvania. I believe that this is GMT-5? Not sure though...

This should be alot of fun...looks like a solid group is taking shape. Dieredon is ready for the ribbing of all...lol.

Sczarni

I am Central Time Zone (GMT-6)

I will be adding a little more to my background. Right now its pretty basic. She is from a gypsy caravan that would travel throughout Varisia, but mainly on a route that took them from Brinewall in the north to Magnimar in the south. She has since left the gypsy life due to an uncontrollable wanderlust, unusual even for a human, to explore more of the world and to gain knowledge.


Don't worry too much on when and where. The adventure isn't too Golarion specific yet.

Cheliax

randall793 wrote:

Still reading up on your profiles.

Betony=Str.14,Dex.10,Con.15,Int.14,Wis.10,Cha.16 =pass(23),-str,+con,+cha

You know, Meowzebub did state a female and cavalier before knowing that each of those were worth 2d3 extra build points. Shouldn't the caracter get 2d3 for cavalier and an another 2d3 for female?


male Human (Varisian) cleric 2

I updated my profile with starting gold but have not calulated encumbrence yet have almost everything done.


Well, I just like variety in the party. Shouldn't over do it.


Female Tian Rogue

i would like to propose a female runaway Tian "Tiefling" child "ninja" apprentice (represented as a weapon adept monk focused on kicking people.)

if you say that less popular choices are each worth 2d3

well

child would be

female would be

monk would be

tiefling would be

asian would be

that would have been 10d3 worth of points.

Edit; i edited out a whole bunch of unneccessary rolls because i realized the 2d3 was intended to be a one time thing.

i was not entirely "coherent" when i rolled the 10d3.


Finished with some final equipment tinkers for Skäne...

Am in sunny Scotland (GMT+0) but hopefully won't be too much of a posting issue :)

Party's shaping up nicely - on paper think we look pretty impressive mix, although who knows what Deeptown (and Randall) has in store for us!


Female Gnome Cavalier 2; Knight of the Shield

I have finalized the profile. Bumped up her 'feyness' a bit with her background story and how she came to be the cavalier that she is, 'The Bramble Knight'.

Also, downgraded her armor to banded so I could afford barding for her wolf. She does not have any money sense, so I backstoried how she gets her major equipment.

And Drayen, thanks for lobbying. ;-), but I agree with Randell that I don't want to be too out of balance.

oh, and I am in New Mexico, GMT-7 and pretty much plugged into a computer all day, so posting is never an issue, short of an occasional business trip.


Female Tian Rogue

i finished my rough character i would like to propose.

it's a female asian tiefling runaway vagabond child "ninja" apprentice.

she was initially going to be a monk but rogue works too

rogues and monks get a lot of forum hate

as do psuedo oriental pcs

child pcs

tiefling pcs

and arguably female pcs by this guy's standard

now for my 2d3

2d3 ⇒ (3, 3) = 6

Sczarni

@SN: I'm thinking we need a rogue or ninja. :o Someone with sneak attack. With all of the heavy hitters in this group, finding a flanking buddy shouldn't be a problem. :)


Female Tian Rogue

i can easily remake her as a rogue.

4d6 ⇒ (4, 6, 4, 3) = 17x10 = 170

higher of this or 140.


Female Tian Rogue

my set of "unpopularities" are

female character (very few are willing to play this)

rogue (initially was going to be monk) (both classes get a lot of hate)

tiefling (rarely used when human is better)

"child" (child pcs are heavily disliked)

psuedo oriental background (the boards seem to hate japanese flavored characters)

and being played by a user named shuriken nekogami whom the boards really seem to hate


Female Gnome Cavalier 2; Knight of the Shield

Whoa, slow down there. You are proposing a 44 pt character for a 20 pt game. Randell was offering 2d3 for female or little used classes...back that list of yours up.

Plus, I won't put too much more effort till Randell checks in. He did not mention seeking more players, and there was at least one other standby from our initial recruitment. I would request his attention to this and then wait for an possible invite.


Female Tian Rogue
Betony Avilia wrote:

Whoa, slow down there. You are proposing a 44 pt character for a 20 pt game. Randell was offering 2d3 for female or little used classes...back that list of yours up.

Plus, I won't put too much more effort till Randell checks in. He did not mention seeking more players, and there was at least one other standby from our initial recruitment. I would request his attention to this and then wait for an possible invite.

i removed that list as i came to the conclusion it was a little excessive and edited out a lot of uneeded rolls. i guess my processing delay makes this an issue plus i was distracted by other stuff today.

i kept the set of 2d3 i rolled in a seperate post instead of that 10d3 i rolled at once.

is the little yokai girl okay now?

originally i was going to use those 10d3 to maximize a monk. but by changing the character to a rogue, i realized i needn't those extra 18 points and i now have a 26 point buy rogue i'd like to propose that shouldn't be anywhere near as that monk and actually has no real negatives. my 2d3 is several posts above, as is my wealth roll. the 2d3 = a result of 6. my original goal was to be mathematically viable without a negative stat.

i heard the group needed a trapfinder/sneak attacker.

i wasn't entirely "coherent" when i rolled the 10d3, i was miffed at my saturday DM, a little tired from hunger, miffed at my stomach issues, potentially ill, and felt picked on by my saturday group yesterday. by the DM, the Dice gods, and the players. and i had a mike's hard black cherry lemonade.

Sczarni

As to what you may have heard, it wasn't mentioned in this thread until after your first post. I politely suggest going to the original thread and posting there with the hopes that you may be selected as an alternate.

Perhaps, you didn't read Betony's post. I'll attempt to politely re-emphasize a couple of points she made.

  • The GM was not actively seeking more players
  • There is at least one standby before you
  • Trying to break the system before we even start does not sit well with other players who are trying to enjoy the game for what it is and not gaming the system
  • Having a player who is playing a psychopathic deranged female child who may or may not have been sexually abused does not sit well with myself and most of society

    Please refrain from further inquiries until the GM has responded.


  • Female Tian Rogue

    i am sorry for seeming to have had the intent to break the system.

    the 10d3 was more of an incoherent way of proving a point on how abusable this particular "system" is. i personally dislike such abusable systems and was kind of showing (incoherently and a little offensively) how the 2d3 thing could be abused. and the way he worded it, it seemed to be that it stacked. and thats where the 10d3 came from. and the 44 point monk i edited out was a way of showing how abusable the system could become.

    a simple thing like 2d3 per rarely used detail could be very abusable.

    i wasn't so much trying to game the system as much as i was proving a point.

    i guess i could take being denied approval for this game as a sufficient punishment.

    even the most minor of house rules are ripe for abuse.

    and now that i think about it, a 44 point monk wouldn't have been too bad. especially considering they are so demanding of high stats that most other classes have a lot less need for.

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