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I like the Jailers Rings, those can make some interesting occurrences and roleplay(Who's the first to cut their finger off out of paranoia). To play a DMPC, good advice is to be a useful and interesting character but don't hog the spotlight. The focus should be the players, it's alright if the DMPC does some cool things some times but don't make them them the biggest badass around(Something I've had DMs do in the past). You also don't want the DMPC to just blend in the background.
Now how big of a prison is this they're going to? Is it the Alcatraz of the area? If so the boat is probably gonna have at least 50-60 prisoners. Although probably only about half the guards. Does the prison deal with magic users often? There should be some stuff to contain mages, sure shackles help some but don't stop everything. In the long run, give them a chance to steal the ship, maybe convince some prisoners to help, but make it difficult. It is a prison break after all, and don't afraid to actually send them to prison I could see that being really fun if run right. I would really give the players a chance to think about how to escape, or even if they're going to.
Anyways, I would definitely get some solid ideas about the prison, make a map of the boat(Even a quick paper and pencil sketch) and think of a few important inmates, both on the boat and in the prison and just see where the game goes.
My group has only four standard bans: Drow, Druegar, Svirfneblin, and Strix. Mainly since undercommon races are a bit overpowered by our perspective, and they really don't fit in most above world campaigns. Strix are banned simply because people like to play humans in our group and we had a person play a strix once, that ended badly. The Strix character attempted pvp after the group broke a Kitsune member, no less out, of jail. Ended up killing the campaign right there.
James Jacobs wrote:
I know this is a bit late, but I have a question on this. Is it possible that a god could choose not give his clerics powers anymore? You know to make it seem like he died. Then get the Death Goddess to claim he died so he can go off a do something secretly. It's a classic fake out(with a bit of a twist) in numerous different stories.
Have any of you played Wizardry Online? That's the kind of PVP consequences I think PF Online should have. What they have is A hard-edge(Possibly perma-death, although that is rare) and stealing people's items, but not what they have equipped.
But what I expect is something similar to EVE where you lose basically everything yo had with you, but with that the market becomes so bloated with replacement goods that death loses it meaning except on a massive scale. That isn't by design but really people playing the needs of the market which is fair.
In my mind to keep a PVP experience that is fun you need to keep some consequences that bite behind it. Making you actually want to inflict those consequences on the other guy and avoid them yourself. That's why I like the possible sting of perma-death, although others may not share my ideas.
I hadn't seen anything around about prestige classes(Although I don't follow that closely), has there been any word about them? I know that PFO is planned to be more skill oriented like EVE but is there going to be anything like Prestige classes? I still love my Shadowdancer and such, I was wondering how feasible it would be to build a character like that.
And to a further extent would it be possible to build say an Arcane Trickster with just base skills in PFO, such as take a few Rogue skills and some Wizard skills?
It is possible to play one but you need to know your group first. Last time I played a necro, a base CN Plague patron Witch, my group of CN and LN adventuring buds decided to murder me in cold-blood after I killed a few enemies that had taken me captive. Afterwards, I animated them into Skeletons, the first and last Undead this character ever made, to give me some guys to cover my escape. When they found that out, they greeted me with a sword to the gut.
The subject of necromancy makes some people's trigger fingers very itchy.
Also if have a copy of Inner Sea Magic, you could read up on the rules for joining a magic school. I believe the Academe gives special bonuses to make golem crafting easier.
Also, you can craft something even if you don't have the spells required by increasing the craft DC. Although I forget the exact amount. And also if you get a construct that can be affected bymagic iI'd definitely make sure you have mending prepared, that can help a TON with repair costs.
I actually played a goblin barbarian in ROTR, on a play by post on these forums. I made him come from a separate tribe, that was opposed to the Thistletop Goblins. Most of the other tribes are jealous of their base and I imagine that goblin don't share a good relation with each other. Plus i figured that after my goblin "helped save the town" the townspeople might have be accepting enough to let him stay if he didn't cause trouble.
Hope that idea helps some.
I remember a section in ROTR including pornography::
While inside the Foxglove Manor the party(can possibly find) in one room pornography of a female party member that Aldern is obsessed with. Of course it had been drawn by hand.
And furthermore, no doubt there is an industry for it. I mean prostitution is the one of the oldest professions. I'd say it probably just be novels or possibly paintings and drawings(Some of the classic Renaissance works, for example, could have been considered pornographic.)
*sigh* Why did everyone have to post my ideas before I got on the thread. XD Well everything posted up so far looks really good, and Papa Chango I totally second that idea. It makes me think of the Bardic Masterpieces.
I'll mark this thread and see if I can't come up with some more ideas, I guess great minds think alike.
Alright, so my gaming group is planning on using the Hollow's Last Hope 3.5 module as a start to our next PF campaign. The thing we were wondering is whether by lore Falcon's Hollow, and furthermore Darkmoon Vale, were actually on Golarion. Of course we can house rule it if the town isn't but I'd like to know. Thanks.
After much hard work I present you with:
Raorloud, Goblin Barbarian:
Male Goblin BARBARIAN(True Primitive) 1
CN Small monsterous-humanoid
Init +3; Senses Darkvision 60ft; Perception +4;
Speed: 30 ft. 20ft with armor.
I'll post a full background up later. Along with possibly an alias. I just want to know how this looks so far.
Someone busts the local thieve's guild operating out of the basement of the church. Or perhaps people who spoke out against the church are mysteriously found dead with the religon's symbol carved into them, by the hand of an extremly zealous LE priest.
Just the first things off the top of my head.
So am I the only one who has players that constantly try and kill off their characters?
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! I have a tale of an Alchemist's Death! At the hand of two Undead Whores!