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If you are in Bangkok you should be fine re malaria. It's only if you go in the country.

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The pinko-post-apocalypse - I shall definitely check it out.

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Congrats to your brother, I will take a look.

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Resurrection dotting.

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I'm not sure having Rod at positive hp would really solve any problems right now. The problem you have is a load of giants you can't defeat only separated from you by a dispel-able Blade Barrier. Rod with 3hp is unlikely to change much in regards to that.

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Sounds great.

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Depends if they get hungry.

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The Rod situation can be addressed, but probably not in the middle of combat, so I wouldn't leave him. Anyway, I doubt Janosz would leave him anyway.

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No probs, happened to me last week.

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No worries, we've all had times like that. It's difficult to keep up with the games - which are not really all that important - when other life stuff is going on and taking up bandwidth. I hope things sort out soon.

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I've just dropped him a note via LinkedIn, so hopefully we shall see.

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Hi guys. I've been struggling a bit with my games lately. I have less time in the evening and it's also trickier to post at work. The sad realisation has come that something has to give. I currently run five games here on the boards and while it was doable a year or two ago, it doesn't seem to be anymore.

So I've made the decision that I'm going to close this game. Out of the five, this is the one with which I have struggled with the most. I've never really been as comfortable with the setting as with the other games (which are Eberron- and Golarion-based). Plus there is additional work as (1) it's not based on any published modules and (2) there is further conversion work required for monsters, characters and so on. I've never really felt as inspired by Dark Sun as by the the other settings either, which i think is down to my unfamiliarity with it.

So I'd like to thank you all for taking part, and sorry for ending the game here rather abruptly. Most of you are playing in other games of mine already, and for those of you who aren't, hopefully I will see you around the boards.

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Oh, OK then, no undead for Wultram.

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OK, cool - more than cool actually (yes, that idea just won't go away now - bwahahaha!). Bear in mind, then, that a lack of subtlety will bring attention. As a matter of logistics as well, the boat you will be going downriver on isn't all that big so animating a giant dinosaur might be troublesome as an item of cargo. Also bear in mind the material component requirements as well for Animate Dead - I don't recall handing out any onyx lately, though I will start if you want to go this route.

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Nobody needs to withdraw, this can be addressed in-game through roleplaying. But it is potentially problematic and that needs to be understood.

But, it has to be said, it's also given me some potentially fun ideas...

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I would suggest, at the very least, a discussion with Tal about this in-game. And he might also need to compromise as well.

In the end, I appreciate you want to use your class features. If you want this to work, though, you can't just blunder on and expect everyone in-game to 'get' it. This will require some roleplaying and thought about how to minimise the potential problems it raises.

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The issue is probably more that I know what is coming next and you don't. I think you will appreciate that as things go along.

But...

It is naive (of your character) to assume that everyone thinks necromancy is OK. You are among a bunch of lizardmen led by a druid who worship nature. They really won't approve. As your undead companion is a class feature I'm willing to let it roll, but in 'reality' if I was playing the disadvantages of this they would be complaining most vociferously (probably with sharp pointy things). In-game they owe you, so it can be justified, but only just. What goes in Karrnath doesn't necessarily go anywhere else. It might go in some of the more sophisticated parts of Khorvaire, but not all of them, and you aren't there.

In the end, as a DM, I don't want to have to deal with this sort of eventuality, because it is an annoying distraction. Turning up in every town and having to run some sort of encounter "because Wultram doesn't care what other people think" is work for me that I don't really want. The rest of the characters (and you too, now) will need someone who can channel positive energy so they can receive healing, and pretty much all of them will also be unhappy with a necromancer who creates undead as a hobby - Tal is not being especially unreasonable. And the necromancers who don't care what other people think are normally the ones who end up being hunted down by Silver Flame hit squads, among others. I have also seen players roleplay themselves out of a game like this a couple of times by refusing to consider what the actual ramifications of their character's actions might be - because, hey, they don't care what other people think - and frankly it's a wasted opportunity for everyone. Compromise oils the wheels of a collaborative game like this.

From a mechanical perspective, raising a load of low-level undead won't be much use to you either. They will be pretty much useless to you against mythic foes. They will make stealth and subtlety very difficult. And, as you point out, they will be fiddly in combat.

So I suggest you reconsider. Animate Dead is one spell. You have lots of other ones.

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Wultram Denka wrote:

So how much exactly would I have to donate say for staff of magi? Joking aside good for you doing charity.

Now regarding the undead I have a few questions.
-Simple one first, what sort of bones can Wultram find? I would assume getting a complete skeleton would not be the case for majority of the remains. He is also looking for animal bones not humanoids. He will if needed ask the locals to help with identifying things.
- The more important matter is how would you like to handle them once initiative rolls around? Just normally, as a group or to keep things moving everything going on Wultrams initiative? Just thinking that due to the time zone things, it could really bog the game down.

Well, you won't find complete skeletons, they will be chopped up and split open for marrow and so on.

To be honest, having a bunch of low-level undead wandering around in your wake is probably a lot more trouble than it is worth. They will be practically useless in combat against higher level foes of the type you will be coming up against. And while people are maybe willing to accept a Karrnathi skeleton wandering around as your bodyguard, having an undead army hanging about will cause you problems of the peasants-with-pitchforks variety. Not to mention that it will cause problems with Tal (who you will be relying on for healing). Saying (as you might) that your character wouldn't care about Tal's sensibilities is all well and good but doesn't really help much from a game cohesion perspective. And I imagine that Wultram is aware that a lot of people have problems with undead, even in Eberron, and that this could draw unwelcome attention from potential enemies and alienate potential allies.

So, to be blunt, I wouldn't bother. I know your character has these abilities but, in the end, the class comes out of Heroes of Horror and this is not a horror game. Plus, some classes and PrC's are typically what I call NPC/villain classes - i.e. they work a lot better against the party rather than with them - and True Necromancer is definitely on the border of that. Personally, I would see your abilities to create and control undead as more of a special occasion thing - raising the odd powerful ally, not to have a mass of permanent hangers-on.

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What? I don't understand.... <shakes head at the unfairness of it all>

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It's diabetes in general.

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Yes, also fine. I didn't realise it wasn't masterwork.

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Indeed, I am awesome.

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I don't see a problem with you just changing it.

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I'll check, might be a fingerslip, might be the impact of Power Attack.

EDIT: Ah, well, HC is a psychic warrior and the others are monks. So the different is probably down to different STR scores.

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Vaard wrote:

Also, Aubrey:

According to both lead developers of PoW, the warlord's "Unbreakable Gambit" has a typo that makes it do something very different from what they wanted it to do. If I take Unbreakable Gambit, should I use the text in PoW and on d20pfsrd, or the text Chris Bennett (ErrantX) posted in the above link?

Go with the errata.

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OK, that's me until next week.

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OK, that's me until next week.

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OK, that's me until next week.

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OK, that's me until next week.

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OK, that's me until next week.

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OK, that's me until next week.

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Just to let you know that from this Friday evening I will on holiday for a week. I will be in the Scottish Highlands (though the bit nearest to Glasgow) and therefore unlikely to be able to post in this time.

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Just to let you know that from this Friday evening I will on holiday for a week. I will be in the Scottish Highlands (though the bit nearest to Glasgow) and therefore unlikely to be able to post in this time.

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Just to let you know that from this Friday evening I will on holiday for a week. I will be in the Scottish Highlands (though the bit nearest to Glasgow) and therefore unlikely to be able to post in this time.

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The shortbow might be useful for Reekis but it won't be especially as he has a STR penalty and would do less damage. So we can put it in party treasure for later resale.

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Cole. wrote:

Cool. Let me know. :)

EDIT: And HP for level up
1d12

OK, I've looked at the PF version of the Warforged Juggernaut PrC. It looks OK, the only caveat is that it makes use of a homebrew feat from that website called Improved Resiliency which might impact on your plans for self-healing. I advise you check out that feat and see if it will cause you problems.

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Many thanks!

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The conversion for the 3e Warforged Juggernaut PrC to PF is here. It looks quite brutal. Of course, these are amateur conversions and the power level might be a bit skewed. I can't quite remember the ECS version but this looks quite different. I'll compare tonight and let you know.

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