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#goodparentingI would totally do this if my wife dyed her hair.
Can these powers be undiscovered? I could totally see Sirus being machine empathic as his concept is basically "the best duct tape magician this side of the Cosmic Microwave Background". It could make an interesting character arc for a older, set-in-his-ways mechanic to suddenly discover that he's more than he has ever dreamed and that those off-color jokes are suddenly not that funny...
But while I'm waiting I may as well do this
Name: Sirus Mechanicus
Five questions for you to answer in character:
What are the three most important items in the holdall?
If you came across men intimidating a woman and her child and extorting her for her ration card, what would you do?
When under pressure and faced with a complicated problem, how do you react?
What was the last thing going through your head before you went in to cryosleep?
For your concideration: The Abrasax, the Archer out of Time
Water bubbled around the rock he was staring at. It bulged and pushed on one side, then relented and flowed around to attack from the rear. Still the rock remained, unmoved.
It is impossible to try to imagine how much was lost when Serenrae ended the final battle. He had been there and survived by the fickle hand of luck. He was in the rearguard of the last Elven divisions to arrive near the front. Well, "near" being well over two dozen miles away. When the Gods themselves are fighting the feeling of being "near the front" starts to lose meaning. Even there he could feel the rumble in the earth from the violence.
The next few years are forgotten. Intentionally. Or at least that's what he likes to think. In reality, his mind probably just broke a little and hid away in temporary insanity.
His next memories are of the hunt. Hunger gnawed at him. He crawled through the blasted woods that were his home, barely aware. He lived on grubs and insects and plants like an animal.
It took decades to build up the strength and skill to use that powerful bow effectively, and even longer to use it accurately. His body, which had wasted away during his time as an animal, recovered and reformed itself into what he needed it to be. His shoulders are broad and strong. His core is lithe and lean. He has been through the fire and emerged refined.
He stood in time. It pushed at him from the future, came rushing in a torrent of losses and regrets. Then time relented and flowed around him, only to attack him from the rear. Now, that rock was going to pull itself out of that river and go for a walk.
Abrasax is a lithe, strong elf with long arms and huge shoulders. He seems made to pull a bow, and you don't doubt it's because of the huge bow on his back. He wears ancient armor mixed with leathers and cloths seemingly woven from forest plants. He walks barefoot.
Looks awesome! I'll start building as soon as I can.
Alternate race trait:
It's totally selfish, I know. :)
As stated in the interest check, I'm going Elven Brawler focusing on Int based shenanigans like Kirin style or Elven battle styles paired with an elven curve blade. Depending on stats I may go with the Exemplar archetype and bring some bard into it.
roll, baby, roll!:
1: 3d6 ⇒ (2, 2, 2) = 6 = 10
2: 3d6 ⇒ (4, 1, 4) = 9 = 16
3: 3d6 ⇒ (2, 3, 1) = 6 = 13
4: 3d6 ⇒ (4, 4, 4) = 12 = 14
5: 3d6 ⇒ (5, 1, 5) = 11 = 17
Block 3, I choose you! That will make my concept work nicely, I think!
Indeed, applied intelligence in response to an age of brute force and chaos is one of the facets I'm going for. Probably dex based wielding an Elven curve blade because I've never built around that weapon before. Probably brawler.That PrC is cool, but I would only take it to 7 as the last two levels are (Su) and so they no longer work.
DM Skull wrote:
Oh, not at all. I wasn't expecting it to be magical. In fact I was expecting it to be entirely... booky? Not magical. He would have been reshaped into another man entirely by his experience. Essentially, he would retrain into something else. Swashbuckler maybe? Brawler to represent his enormous experience? I just like the idea of a man who can look at a ruin and say, "You know, those columns there used to be pink..." A kind of old man among children vibe. Another character reference would be Ser Barristan Selmy of Game of Thrones fame. And old man still clinging to old ways in order to preserve a history that just might fall into myth if he fails in his efforts to remember.
Wow. Just copy/paste what theWaskaly said up there. This has gotten me pretty excited.
So, what if I wanted to play a living relic. Say, a former elf wizard well into his middle years that is protecting a book so special to him he would die to protect it? Kinda like the title character of the movie The Book of Eli without the religion. Would that be acceptable?
The interaction is a little complicated, but here we go:
Level 1: Blood Conduit Bloodrager
Lvl 2+: Skald
Lvl3: The +8/+8 definitely kicks in by now.
Fancy, right? :)
The kicker, however, is the Community Minded trait. It allows my allies to forgo my raging song after one round and keep the +8/+8 for two more rounds at no penalty.
I do have a build, actually. A build I've been trying to play for a while. It's a Bloodrager/Skald that hands out Str bonuses that can turn even the weakest kobold into a weightlifting pro. I'd want it to be a yortle though. I like the idea of a small purple person going full on Hulk at the sight of evil.
Especially when the flagbearer bard got going.Yes, a flying archery is always scary. Your job as a GM is to put on your design glasses and alter the encounters to compensate. And not just to kill or shut down the threat. Make having a roc in the party cool and dramatic. Especially if the player is taking an unorthodox direction with it.
Worrying about a thing being OP is a good and legitimate question. I'm not saying it's not. A roc isn't that OP, however. Especially if you have the foes react accordingly. Readied actions to attack when it comes sweeping in should make it think strategically instead of becoming a flying death machine.
I GM'd skull and shackles with a archery ranger with a roc. It wasn't a real problem as long as I kept him in mind when altering encounters. If you keep encounters standard, ya he'll kill everything. You have to duo a bit if editing and everything is fine. I liked to grease his saddle at early levels. :)
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