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Snowlilly wrote:
Haladir wrote:
Snowlilly wrote:
Generic Villain wrote:
Calybos1 wrote:

"Basic six"? I thought there were seven core races.

Gnomes are out. What weirdo would want a gnome? For anything, ever?

You've never met my wife in real life.

At 4'10", she's basically just a tall gnome.

Does she dye her hair blue?

She's been both blue and green in the past.

I still have an extra bottle of blue hair dye in the closet that I threaten our youngest daughter with.

#goodparenting

I would totally do this if my wife dyed her hair.

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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...

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Good to know you're still here! :) I'm working on my submission slowly but surely. Meaning I had stopped but I shall now resume.

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But while I'm waiting I may as well do this

Name: Sirus Mechanicus
Virtue: Steadfast
Vice: Closed-minded

Five questions for you to answer in character:
Why did you need to board a bulk transport so quickly, taking only a single holdall with you?
Fixing all the crap that goes wrong on a flying scrapyard like that piece of crap freighter takes parts. Parts they didn't provide. So I improvised. So my modifications caused coolant to leak into the reactor housing, no big deal as long as we stayed under 27.63%. But noooo. The captain just had to try a gravity assist around Mars. My point is it's not my fault that the regulators exploded and blew the cargo into deep space. They choose not to see it that way, so her I am. On the run.

What are the three most important items in the holdall?
- One case of tools.
- One diagnostic data pad
- Betsy, a highly modified handheld plasma welder and riveter. May or may not be capable of firing said rivets in a weapon-like fashion...

If you came across men intimidating a woman and her child and extorting her for her ration card, what would you do?
Fix the problem. First, call the authorities. If that option isn't available, then "fixing" means riveting their cheeks (upper or lower, it doesn't matter) to the nearest bulkhead.

When under pressure and faced with a complicated problem, how do you react?
By building, usually. I think best with my hands, so I won't stand around guessing at the solution.

What was the last thing going through your head before you went in to cryosleep?
I hope they double checked the thruster gimbals...

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I'm going to say I'm interested. How serious are you expecting the entries to be? Is this going to be all serious stares and grumpieness or can a slightly ironic character find his place?

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For your concideration: The Abrasax, the Archer out of Time

Story:

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.
Then Serenrae broke the world. There was a blinding flash, a shock of power, and then nothing. He woke to nothing, though nothing of a different type. Bodies, most still burning, were everywhere. Limbs were still raining from the sky in a slow drizzle. A finger here. A shield (with arm) there. He stood. A large chunk of the world had nearly landed on him. It had saved his life. There was a cone of grass upon which he stood. It stretched out behind the boulder a few yards, then died like everything else.

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.
He sometimes wandered into the borders of the blasted wasteland that he had crawled from, but nothing edible was there now. He had eaten everything he could. His last trip yielded him a bow of massive draw weight. He could barely move the string. But holding that bow let something click in his mind. He gathered arrows, a sling, bullets, and some other supplies from the skeletal bodies laying around and decided something inside him. He would go back.

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.

appearance:
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.

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I love how people (me included) are getting monster stat arrays and saying, "eh. That'll work."

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My noble elf is undergoing a rather drastic transformation. Still working.

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Ok, I'm still working on my character, promise. Life has interfered somewhat on my time, but he's getting there. :)

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I tend to play assassins and brawlers like Poppy, Irelia, and Yi

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True enough. I wonder if that would be too against the "you are not a Champion" thing.

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Looks awesome! I'll start building as soon as I can.

Alternate race trait:
You won't like him when he's angry
Yortles who get mad tend to like it a little too much and therefore tend to produce fits of rage far out of proportion with their small frames. They count as orcs for the purposes of rage-related effects or features.

It's totally selfish, I know. :)

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That's interesting. Ok, why am I not there? Exiled? Stuck outside? Hmmm

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TheWaskally wrote:
DM Skull, could you tell me how Kyonin was affected by Second Starfall? I'd like some more info for my elf's backstory.

This would be important for my character as well.

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Character is coming along nicely, I must say. Mechanics are nearly done. This guy drips with elven, if I do say so myself. Time to get creative!

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You will get more mileage out of something like that here then anywhere else, probably. I think it will definitely make for a unique character as far as build goes.

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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!:

Roll 1
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

Roll 2
1: 3d6 ⇒ (5, 6, 6) = 17 = 17
2: 3d6 ⇒ (6, 3, 6) = 15 = 18
3: 3d6 ⇒ (6, 1, 1) = 8 = 17
4: 3d6 ⇒ (6, 5, 2) = 13 = 18
5: 3d6 ⇒ (1, 2, 3) = 6 = 12

Roll 3
1: 3d6 ⇒ (3, 5, 5) = 13 = 17
2: 3d6 ⇒ (4, 1, 5) = 10 = 15
3: 3d6 ⇒ (6, 4, 6) = 16 = 18
4: 3d6 ⇒ (6, 4, 4) = 14 = 16
5: 3d6 ⇒ (5, 2, 6) = 13 = 17

Rerolls:
block 1, line 2: 1d6 ⇒ 4
block 1, line 3: 1d6 ⇒ 6
block 1, line 5: 1d6 ⇒ 3
block 2, line 3: 1d6 ⇒ 6
block 2, line 3: 1d6 ⇒ 5
block 2, line 5: 1d6 ⇒ 3
block 3, line 2: 1d6 ⇒ 3

Block 3, I choose you! That will make my concept work nicely, I think!

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If I am chosen (and that's looking to be a big if right now) I'd rather you did. :)

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Inlaa wrote:

There are ways to make a kickass martial that does his job with his intelligence.

Like this guy. And this feat. This feat works too.

In fact, an old elf warrior dude who fought with his brain was going to be an alternative idea to my dwarf, but I settled on the dwarf because dwarf. With that said, I plan for my dwarf to be old, too, but very different.

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.

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DM Skull wrote:


Understand that if i allowed that, if you made it through the character selection, I would have to roll to see if that book retained any magic. I do have a set number on a d100 that I will roll for every item that MIGHT have retained it's magic. It's a very low percentage but not impossible. Also even if the book retained magic, you would be a wizard without magic. Would you really have stayed at 3rd level (which is what I would start the group at) for 200 years?

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.

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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?

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Just poking us back up the list so I don't have to scroll so far to check for new developments. :)

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My build is literally a drummer of epic Orcish drums if that matters for anything. :P

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Which is just another word for a foxy Yordle. :P

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I'm definitely getting that vibe.

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If have to see that too, I think. Still, I can work around that array.

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Hat-Trick wrote:
Eagerly awaiting the homebrew races. Would like to get started on a build, but need to know how yordles work first.

Aye.

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On another note, do I sense a strong tendency toward the yortle in this discusion?

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I would vote for anything Str based because I will live to give out huge Str bonuses (mechanically speaking) and it would be great if someone was there to take advantage of them.

If you went cavalier I could give both you and your mount a boost. :)

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Illia- wrote:
Wow there's a lot of teamwork feats that'd be really strong on a Valet.

In theory. Most teamwork feats don't really work in practice when combined with a familiar.

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Ya. That one I dislike because it's really selfish and is really hard to pull off well story wise. I looks this build much better because it is so much more cooperative and you can actually tell a story with it.

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The interaction is a little complicated, but here we go:

Level 1: Blood Conduit Bloodrager
This shows me to use the bloodrager +4/+4 rage bonuses on raging song and the archetype gives me a familiar. I choose a valet archetype familiar which shares all my teamwork feats. Amplified Rage does nothing here, if you take it. It can also be taken at 3rd.

Lvl 2+: Skald
Raging song kicks in you are now granting +4/+4 rage to all allies which just so happens to include your familiar. Because your familiar is now raging, Amplified Rage kicks in and doubles the bonus to +8/+8, if you took it at 1. It is more likely that you took it at 3 to avoid wasting a feat for two levels

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.

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Ok. I'll wait and see what the Yortle race final draft looks like. Then I'll rebuild and get a story together. :)

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I have decided that my character will be this... Loosely. Also throw in some gnomish levels of enthusiasm for hardcore drum solos. :)

My Little Pony YouTube clip

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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.
The concept: Self-perfection through rage. NG in alignment. He doesn't go into a rage when injustice is done to him, but Kale help anyone who oppresses the innocent or harms his friends...

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I like this concept, but I have no idea what I'd build. I'm also a little confused on the restrictions. Does the setting restrict certain kinds of builds?

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I didn't think about one being for each faction, that could work too. Still, need to know. :)

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Will there be a seperate thread for each side? I'm not sure which side is supposed to use the above thread.

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I edit avatars on old aliases all the time. You have to go into your account and click "edit" beside the one you want to change.

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I can play opposing characters without a problem if necessary.

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I'm going to have to audit the sheet to make sure I fully remember all his tricks. :P

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Very interesting. I'm definitely keeping you in my back pocket. Actually, I may have an idea for you. Do you prefer to work in PM's or hash it out here in spoilers or something for others to see?

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Ascalaphus wrote:
Choon wrote:
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. :)
Wouldn't that be the same with a giant vulture, dire bat or giant wasp? An archer safe from melee is always scary.

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.

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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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This is good stuff. I'll help if and when I get the time. :)

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Merry Christmas to all, and to all good luck in selection!

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Oh. I had built without them on the goblin. I'll edit and re-post. :)

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Sounds good. Same to you! Though my family bears a closer resemblance to vampires, if truth be told.

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I'm there. :)

So excited. :D

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Excellent. Can't wait. :)

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