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I'm a fan of Warrior of the Holy Light archtype if you aren't interested in spell casting. Allows you to sorta bard for the party in combat, also has some nice benefits at higher levels. I prefer 3 Musketmaster Gunslinger/ X Warrior of the Holy Light, The oath that gives more smites, divine hunter Paladin. Poor D12 is so lonely. In the game I ran this build, i was pretty much the only healer in the group, and extra lay on hands came in handy for pinches when I needed to heal at range with distant mercy in emergencies.
Right. I totally understand what you guys are saying, what I'm saying is what does "prove yourselves" actually entail? Did she actually swear to baba yaga "I won't help anyone until they kill An as yet unamed centaur that is going to invade"? I don't think so, and from that i think that killing the centaur is not the way to prove themselves, that's specifically what the mantle of the black rider is supposed to be for. I really just feel like all of the interactions within this module are completely wonky and not very well thought out. I like the encounters, the theme, the NPC's and overall goals and challenges placed in front of the PC's, it's the background, reasoning and motivations that i don't like.
I really have to say, I feel like the ball was dropped, and possibly rolled over a few state lines in the process, on this one. It's pretty much a giant dungeon crawl with several wierd encounters. It is interesting to me that the entire dungeon they are talking to this warden, possibly resulting in friendly communications, and then they get attacked on multiple occasions as soon as she leaves. If I was a player in this dungeon, pretty sure I'd take a "kill first, ask questions later" stance about twenty steps into the dungeon. This dungeon would make tons more sense if the warden had lost to the coven, her power usurped, and the guardians of the dungeon turned to the covens will, with the warden, being connected to it inherently, using her abilities from her prison to communicate to the players through a series of triggered programmed images that activate when one of the riders enters certain locations. Just my thoughts.
Dash Jones wrote:
Nothing says they have to use a completely cannon earth. In fact, most fantasy fiction that utilizes earth has something about it that violates the history, science, or facts of earth in some way shape or form. That is whhy it's fiction instead of non-fiction.
Purchased it. Spent 3 hours inputting data. Went back to print it the next morning and all the fields were missing. Saw the fix on here, (clicking the fields again) but still, now I have to remember which fields have data? On one hand I really don't feel like this product was at the "sell" stage. On the other I can see needing a group of people finding the bugs to make it better. Overall I like the idea, but I don't like not having any functionality to remove fields. And I don't like having to bring fields back. I believe this PDF has promise, but could use some more work for sure.
Where is the next daughter to be put on the throne? Do these daughters already reside in Irrisen, and no one knows who they really are? Or does Baba Yaga keep giving birth to bebbies while she's away for 100 years and bring one back with her?
Recently I've been thinking about changing the way my gaming table handles this, to try and cut down on some of the extraneous rolls that happen at the table and make things a little smoother.
One of my favorite characters I've seen on the boards here is Ravingdork's "Robilar Smithe," who is an alchemist that uses guns. You might find some inspiration there.
So when Aaragorn sent an army of undead at his enemies in "Return of the King" his alignment automatically shifted to evil? K.
So I have this character idea for a campaign that I'm going to be joining soon. The characters are around 8th or 9th level so I'm considering a level 9 character.
I want to play the lead singer of the band "The Metatrons." He also happens to be the only living member of the band. He's an Aasimar Oracle of Life with the Haunted curse. I'd like to find a way to get the Bard's Inspire Courage ability- I've got a whole list of songs I plan on using for my bardic music, like Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus," Philip Philip's "Home" etc etc. I was hoping to find a Revelation that allowed me to Inspire Courage as per the Bard ability (The DM is pretty lenient towards allowing things for themed characters) Failing that I was thinking of taking 1 level in bard just to pick it up. I want the Positive Elemental revelation to use for his "concert" signature move, where at the end he bursts into a white burning positive elemental. I plan on using a Greataxe (and playing the guitar for my instrument) for my weapon and wearing full plate, or the best medium armor if I don't have the feats for the armor proficiency.
So here's what I've got so far in a nutshell:
I'm open to suggestions for character portraits, songs, ideas on making the build better/achieving what I want in a more optimized fasion or any other thoughts people have on the build.
Disagree. That's why skill points and feats like skill focus exist. You can have a 3 charaisma and still be plenty scary if you put skill points and feats into it.
Oh i wouldn't ever do that. That would require talent and time which i just don't have. I was just trying to come off overly dramatic and comedic about Helgur. I guess that doesn't translate well in text. ;)
Yeah... I never thought oh, Helgur needs to be level 20 because I thought Hama was that awesome. I think Helgur should be level 20 because I like Helgur! I'd level her up myself but i'd just feel dirty doing that, much better to have RD do it... Then print it off and frame it... Use it for musing and such....write some fan fiction... Torture a party of PC's with a level 20 sorcress and an army of level 10 simulacrums bombarding them from Helch Barad.
So I'm working on an adventure/campaign set in Land of the Linorm Kings, for my first adventure arc I wanted to have some raiders from another village raid the PC's hamlet and kidnap some of the people. I'm drawing a blank on how to make the raiders able to pick up folk and get away from the PC's. I'm sorta think some 1st or 2nd level warriors, maybe 6 or so that do subdual damage? or grapple? Not sure what I should do, do they use a wagon or horses? What do you guys think? I need like 2-3 people to get kidnapped, I want the PC's to have to negotiate for the return of thier people, or plan their own raid or maybe even go to another village and recruit help. Thanks!
(Joke) On Ustalavians being hard-bitten: "So an Elf from Meiriani Wood, a Halfling from the River-Kingdoms, and a warrior from Ustalav have all been captured by orcs while traveling beyond the Lastwall. The orcs tell them that for their trespass on the ancestral lands of the orcs, they are to be bound to a rack in the morning, and their skin will be flayed from them to make an orcish war-canoe. However, as the orcs are not wholly uncivilized, they would allow a final request to each of them. The elf says: "Give to me some poison." and he drinks it, so that he might not be skinned while alive. The Halfling asks for a rope, so that he may hang himself and he too, will not be skinned while he yet lives. The Ustalavian thinks for a moment, and asks for a fork. The orcs are befuddled by this, but comply to his odd request -- with which he begins stabbing himself all over and shouting "Good luck with your Canoe!!"
This one seriously cracked me up, thank you.
Add in the half orc rogue archtype from ARG, Skulking Slayer and you get D8's for sneak attack damage instead of D6's when using a two-handed weapon.
Half-orc paladin with Catch Off Gaurd and Throw anything. Some grappling feats etc. I really want to use a dead goblin as a weapon and make it holy with Divine bond. Throwing holy beer mugs would be fun too. I wanted to make him have a very "grey render" attitude. Would be good with a lot of good aligned party members.
Another thought i had would be to have the mansion just take off and fly away while Cirro hosted some kind of ball. "They didn't just kidnap the princess... They stole the whole gods' forsaken crime scene!"
Been working the whole geneie angle, came up with Cirro has a 3 wish Vizier djinn.
Hey all. Returning to the threads for some more brain storming. My turn at DMing will be coming in about 8-12 weeks and I thought I'd start working on my newest idea.
So the party will be level 10ish when they start this adventure. My current idea is that there is a noblewoman that gets kidnapped by a dragon, currently I've chosen cloud dragon, that may change. This particular dragon has been masquerading as a noble in Daggermark for a few months prior to kidnapping the damsel. He keeps a unique treasure horde. For instance he prides himself on his griffin kennel that he's been breeding for 50-100 years, flying all over the world and taking the eggs of the best specimens he can find and then breeding them with the rest of his stock. He's decided to add a "princess" to be his consort and new addition to his treasure trove.
I'm thinking that he will keep the damsel in a Mage's Magnificent Mansion that he's made permanent, I recently purchased a couple of boxes of "Buildings of Malifaux" from world works games and I want to stretch the limits of my new toys into creating one big mansion the PC's can wander through in the search for the Damsel. My initial thought is that there will be a mansion in Daggermark that has an entrance to this extra dimensional mansion, with another entrance in the actual cloud dragon's lair.
So some things that I need to iron out. What exactly does he take aside from the damsel. I'm thinking he might also either hire or kidnap the damsel's seamstress, maybe some ladies to attend to her. He doesn't want to be cruel, he just wants his own princess. I also think he might steal the "crown jewels" or something to accessorize his princess.
Additionally, I'm not sure what kind of minions he's going to have. His tastes are going to run to the exotic, he prides talent and quality over quantity, so a tribe of kobolds aren't exactly his schtick. I was thinking maybe a Genie butler/assistant. And that he might actually just hire out well known thieves for other things like stealing the jewelry etc. But I want to have more things in his "employ." and currently I've only got ideas for the griffins and genie. What else might he have?