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Full Name

LuniasM

Race

Human

Classes/Levels

Bard 1 / Wizard 1

Gender

Male

Size

Medium

Age

22

Special Abilities

Inspired Writing, Instrumental Appreciation, Unclear Dialogue, Obsessive, "Mild Asthma"

Alignment

NG

Deity

None

Location

Cincinnati, OH

Languages

English

Occupation

Backroom Associate at Sears

Strength 8
Dexterity 10
Constitution 7
Intelligence 16
Wisdom 15
Charisma 13

About LuniasM

Inspired Writing (Su) By spending at least 1 hour typing, editing, and starting over because everything he just said sounds horrible, Lunias may post a witty response, insightful comment, interesting flavor text, or truly inspired ideas such as a short story or homebrew deity. This ability may only be used every 1d6 posts. Once finished Lunias must make a DC 15 Will save or end up deleting everything instead of posting it.
Instrumental Appreciation (Ex) Lunias greatly prefers music without vocals, especially if it's from a TV show or video game he likes. He attempts to use his favorite songs as themes for his Pathfinder games, but if one of his friends doesn't say "Huh, this is pretty good" he must make a DC 25 Will save or feel like his taste is garbage for 1d4 hours. If someone says "Eh, I've got a better one" or "This is a little too ___" he gets no save against this effect.
Unclear Dialogue (Su) Whenever Lunias uses his Inspired Writing ability in a thread on Paizo's Messageboards that thread must make a Fortitude save (DC 20) or suffer from one of the following conditions: Death (nobody ever posts in that thread again); Stagnation (the rate of posting decreases by 90%); Tangent (the thread goes off-topic for 1d4 pages). If he posts on that thread again to clarify himself it may make an additional save at a +4 bonus. Threads posted by Lunias are always affected by the Stagnation debuff.
Obsessive (Su) Whenever Lunias has free time he must make a Will save (DC 20) or be forced to use his Inspired Writing ability on various Pathfinder characters, encounters, and homebrew classes. The duration of Inspired Writing increases to a maximum of 4 hours during this period.
"Mild Asthma" (Ex) Whenever Lunias moves more than his base land speed in one turn he must make a Fortitude save (DC 20) or literally die. Okay, maybe not literally, but it feels like it.

Class Bard 1 / Wizard 1.
Feats 1 - Improved Unarmed Strike, H - Skill Focus: Perform (Percussion), C - Scribe Scroll.
Traits Performance Artist (+1 to Perform (Percussion) increase to +5 when using Perform to make money), Theoretical Magician (+2 Spellcraft)
Skills Bluff +6, Diplomacy +6, Heal +7, Knowledge (Arcana) +9, Knowledge (History) +8, Knowledge (Local) +8, Knowledge (Nature) +8, Knowledge (Religion) +8, Perform (Percussion) +10, Sense Motive +6, Spellcraft +9, Stealth +4, Survival +6.

Combat
Before Combat Lunias uses his spells to buff allies if he has any prep time. He uses his Enlarge Person spell to give his melee allies more damage and a greater reach and casts Mage Armor on himself to ward off attacks.
During Combat Lunias hangs back and casts area control spells such as Grease and buffs his allies with Inspire Courage. If an enemy moves up to him he attempts to set up a flanking position for an ally with his Unarmed Strikes but doesn't attack with them unless he is out of spells for the day.
Morale Lunias tries to protect his allies as much as he can, but ultimately he is a coward focused on self-preservation - he will flee combat if the group is obviously outmatched or being overwhelmed.

Explanations:
I'll start on the ability scores. I'm noticeably weaker than average in arm strength although my legs are significantly more capable - Strength is lower as a result. I'm less flexible than average, but my reaction time is decent and my hand-eye coordination and aim are not too shabby. As for my Constitution, I'm like a giant twig. I get sick all the time, can't take a hit, and get exhausted by low levels of physical effort. I'm much better off on the mental side - I was able to pass most classes in school without studying with a B average, have a knack for remembering information (if I'm interested, anyway), and learn quickly. I'm also a fountain of mostly-useless knowledge, hehe. Wisdom is similarly above-average because, as my mom put it, I "have an old soul" - my siblings and friends often look to me for advice or guidance and I deliver every time. Charisma is a bit trickier - I have a lot of nagging self-doubt about my personality and all that jazz but when I open up around others I tend to attract people. I'm also pretty good at navigating social situations, so I put myself slightly above-average here.

My class is the result of one of those "What Class Are You???" quizzes, and I think it fits well enough. I'm a musician (percussionist, mainly keyboard instruments like the Marimba and Xylophone) and love telling stories. The wide skill range also fits my own capabilities. As for Wizard I'm curious, a fast learner, and have a natural intelligence that - coupled with my interest in anything magic - would make me study spells rigorously to good results. If I was building myself as a character for effectiveness though I'd probably just go with Magician Bard - the flavor fits well on both sides and is much better than dipping, but I feel like Bard/Wizard is slightly more accurate.

For feats I chose Improved Unarmed Strike due to my Tae Kwon Do training. It's been a while but I still grasp the basics and my form and control have not deteriorated too much. Skill Focus: Perform (Percussion) helps offset the lower-than-average Charisma which clashes with my musical talents.

On traits I took Performance Artist for the additional Perform bonus, and although I've never tried monetizing my skills I think I could do very well - I drove my stoic father to tears with a 4-mallet Marimba solo in senior year and people in my band class were always impressed by my performances, so it fits well enough. Theoretical Magician was chosen as my second because I know that if magic were real I would be obsessed with figuring out everything about how it works and how to use it.

The skills I took reflect my widely-varied skill set. I'm good at lying, seeing through lies, and negotiating with people (when I can get out of my shell) so I have ranks in Bluff, Diplomacy, and Sense Motive. Knowledge (History) and (Local) are part of the school curriculum but I didn't study too intently in those areas so I put one rank in each. Knowledge (Arcana) and Spellcraft are both skills I would definitely possess in a fantasy world such as Golarion, especially since I enjoy fiddling around with alternate systems like Spheres of Power and Words of Power. Heal, Knowledge (Nature), and Survival are all things I learned as part of the Boy Scouts - first aid, wilderness survival training, plant and animal identification, that sort of thing. Knowledge (Religion) comes from my upbringing in a Christian household, and even though I'm not religious anymore I still know a thing or two about it as well as a couple other religions I looked up out of curiosity. Finally, I put a rank in Stealth because I'm a lot more sneaky than my average Dexterity implies when I want to be.

Hobbies
I play games. I play a LOT of games. I own a PS4 and a 3DS XL, plus my laptop, and the majority of the games I own are either fantasy RPGs or indie games (usually retro 2D platformers such as Shovel Knight, Risk of Rain, Rogue Legacy, and Terraria or isometric turn-based strategy games). My favorite games on each platform are Risk of Rain (PC), Witcher III (PS4, and still haven't finished T-T), and Super Smash Bros 3DS (3DS). Pathfinder is by far my favorite tabletop RPG. My favorite game of all time would have to be Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - the wide variety of races, jobs, and skills which can be combined creates near-endless replay value (something I take great pleasure in when I get bored).

I write about Pathfinder on my Tumblr blog, which is actually completely devoid of followers atm (just like my main blog). Right now it's just a couple of character builds at various levels but I'm working on other things, such as homebrew deities, classes, spells, and the like. I'll post a link here when I've got it to a point I don't feel embarrassed about the lack of content.

I read a lot in my spare time too, although not nearly as much as I used to - I like fantasy novels with really intricate plots and long-running series, such as the Farseer Trilogy. I haven't read A Song of Ice and Fire yet as it's a very large undertaking but I'm going to do it. Eventually. Probably.


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