Depending on availability of magic items you may want or even need to take some crafting feats.I get a lot of milage out of Craft Wondrous Item in general and especially when the opportunity to purchase what you want is rare.
IF you can buy metamagic rods do so. Toppling is a blast with Magic Missile.
Other things to think about - You have Scribe Scroll so use it. Scribe utility scrolls like Obscuring Mist and Comprehend Language so you have them when you need them. Grease is nice too. extra scrolls of mage armor are great to have at lower level and later when you meet incorporeal undead you can use them on the fighter types and they will love you.
With my first read of Shamen, I too thought the class delayed access to Wild Shape to level 6. Reading the class closely though I believe that, while that was likely the intent of the writer, by RAW it does not. Maybe there have been some official clarifications to the archetype that I am not aware of.
By my reading a Shamen gains wild shape like an "normal" druid at 4th and uses it normally at 5th. At 6th his Shamen abilities override that power and suddenly he is shifting as an 8th level druid in into his totem form but only as a 4th level druid into any other form. And yes, I know that means his ability to shift into many forms takes a step backward from level 5 to level 6.
Would love to get into this game. I have a number of concepts. Lets see which way the dice lead me.
Str = 18
Dex = : 1d10 + 7 ⇒ (6) + 7 = 13
Con = : 1d10 + 7 ⇒ (6) + 7 = 13
Int = : 1d10 + 7 ⇒ (6) + 7 = 13
Wis = 8
Chr = : 1d10 + 7 ⇒ (7) + 7 = 14
Hmm. I think this guy will be a somewhat attractive fighter that is one his way to vampirism. I'll craft up a story and try to submit it this weekend.
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And what about Menhir Savant? After reading the Player's Guide with all its references to fey I got to wondering about Ley Lines. If you are not already planning to include them I'll focus on a shamen druid.
And while I have your attention - My other idea is for a cleric - maybe a speak carrying one eyed cleric, but Oden does not exist in this world right? We are using the Galeron pantheon exclusively, correct?
I could be recruited for it. Think of my attitude more like Wolverine's initial attitude towards the X-men for now though. :)
Understand and agree that there would be little chance to smuggle even a small shield. I am find with the glove. I might be able to find/improvise a shild inside at some point. :) I'll go ahead and flesh out my barbarian today and post it here as an alias.
My home group went back and played 6 months of First Ed. recently. I gotta worn you guys, there was a reason they moved to Second Ed. and then 3rd edition, and it wasn't just to sell more product. Initiative was just dumb, and even more dumb when there was a tie and you entered into some strange time warp where people got extra attacks for tying. Weapon speed was dumb. And Combat was sooo deadly. And there was a bigger learning curve than I though there would be, since I played first edition for years.
No, Pathfinder rules are my rules of choice now. And while I never got to play Ravenloft, and would dearly love to, I would decline if we were going to play first ed. rules. They are that bad.
I have at least 2 characters that are registered and legal for play that I could play in a level 3-5 setting. A level 4 druid and a level 5 fighter. I would love the chance to play either with you. I have played Everflame twice and don't think I could sit through it again. :) And I have played and run First steps too.
Edit: I actually played the druid though First Steps on line in PBP.
Just had a Rise of the Rune Lord game fold on me after the second encounter. I have never payed past that. I would be honored to take over the female half elven barbarian. If you have stats for her I will play her as is, and if you want me to gen up stats for her, or tailor her slightly that would be easy to.
I am an experienced pbem player and relatively new to pbp. I played GURPS pbem for years. I too have a little used (recently) yahoo account.
Love the way the campaign will start, and like the low point buy to start with. Very interested. Here are some roles to see if I can do a little better than the 15 points.
Stats: 3d6 ⇒ (5, 1, 4) = 10
Hmm. This looks pretty playable. No one has mentioned a fighter or barbarian yet. I'll go with one of those. Thinking a Shoanti Urban barbarian in jail for a drunken binge - just one good night after a month of caravan guarding. Seems like the Chelaxians would have been glad to let him blow off some steam after a full month of loyal service, but that's not how they roll. :)
Its a lot of feats, but I have always liked Spring attack to avoid the AOO from giants IF you must go toe to toe with them. Anyone Remember the 3.5 giant feat Large and In Charge? Basically it allowed the giant to knock you backward as part of an AOO so that you could never close with them.
In open spaces Ride by Attack could work well.
I am in with a pally build. Trying to choose one of three builds at the moment. My main issue is that nothing I got stands a chance one on one with crane wing. If you only have one attack Crain Wing wins in melee every time. I see it at least three times in the submittals too.
Our DM shot down my first idea because it required Bard 1, and, well, no bards. :)
One concern is that I see two submittals that are outside the races allowed list. Is that race list firm, or not?
This guy is very playable with 17, 17, 15, 13, 12, 10 - That is a 38 point buy. What does the group need? I'll put together a couple concepts and see what people think.
Considering an entry for this. One recommendation, which might not be popular with the folks who are already build is to limit single purchases to half, or even 1/3 of total gold. I see this rule often for balance and suspect there are some pretty broken items available if can drop 80K on a single item.
I am new to this AP and would love to get a chance to play it. I propose to build an orphaned Shoanti youth, now urban Barbarian, with the Unhappy childhood trait. He would have been sold to Gaedren by a rival tribe at a very young age, and after years of abuse got away and made it back to his tribe (with some help from a good soul). He is now just arrived back in Korsova, newly tattooed with a vow to end this slaving trader of children.
Count me in for anything mid level. I like the idea of PvP, but that usually dominates the character builds and campaign. While fun, it might be more fun just to start an AP at mid level. Due to the pace of most PBP seems like I am always stuck at first or second level for 6 months or longer. Of all the APs I would think being thrown into a Skulls and Shackles game might be the easiest. I have not played that AP yet, but I would think it would be as simple as being on a boat and being boarded by pirates. Poof, you are in the campaign. :)
I can enjoy playing most any role in the group. Let me know how I might help.
Hi all. Divine caster checking in. Built the Druid, but chose druid before I knew there would be only 4 of us and would like to go back and consider cleric or oracle. Druid just does not pack enough healing with likely a single cure light a day. Even a non-life oracle can manage up to 3 cure lights a first level and a poor cleric can channel 4 or 5 time a day plus spells.
Idyll, Unless you have your heart set on druid I think I will post an alternate build later tonight.
Just saw this opportunity and love the idea. Glad I am not too late.
Please tell me if this is too dark, and maybe a way to lighten it some. I want to play a street urchin; Unwanted or orphaned. Maybe his mom is a alcoholic, or not able to care for him for some other reason. His dad would not be around. Maybe he is homeless. He would hide this as best he could. He wants to be in the club mostly because he has no other family and sees the "dventures" as more real than the rest of the kids. The "I'm booooooooored" trait would work, but maybe it should be replaced with "chores" to scrounge for food. I can see him always being first to meetings because he is sleeping in the club house, but does not want anyone to know.
I could go with a "tough" half orc build, but would prefer to go a"sneaky" halfling approach. He would be shabbier than the other kids, and always hungry. And he would have learned to steal at a very early age.
Thoughts Oterisk? Does this fit with your idea?
Its very conceivable, and even likely that the PCs incorrectly accept what they have heard from NPCs as fact, when it is not. Who told them the Goblins were guilty and sentenced to death? I know that you, the DM did. But that news would have come from some NPC voice. Was it the tavern keeper? A city official? The high King? The orc she on a date with? Information should be at least unconsciously tagged with a reliability factor. And NPCs will lie to the characters to get what they want, even if its just a night out clubbing innocent goblins. :)
No way I would let this go. The act of killing for fun is Evil.
I really like the idea of her meeting some good goblins. Maybe she meets a friend or family member of the goblin she executed and they, not knowing the execution has taken place already, are on a quest to earn their friend a new trial, believing them to have been falsely accused. "Everyone knows that a goblin can't get a fair trial around here. " They may even be trying to hire the PCs to prove their friend is was framed.
Its not all that important wether or not the goblin in question was guilty or not - but plant the question and make sure the cleric gets the idea that its at least possible the he was innocent, and have her deal with the friends or family member calling her a monster.
I agree that at this level you should stay away from deity contact. But a higher level cleric of the same church might hear about the activities and at least give the PC a talking to, or even warning. I might also let the PC go a few days with no answer when she prayed for spells and at least get her to repent informally but not actually have to formally atone.
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I'm going to hold the recruitment thread open a bit longer for that last spot. If you are interested in playing a fast paced game with a DM that won't let the game fizzle out. The other game that I run, CoT, started at the end of May and we are approaching 6000 posts. This could be the game for you.
Hello. I am very interested in joining in and am excited about the pace of the game. Your party rogue contacted me about a possible cleric/pally opening. I have a cleric I would like to introduce and will post him here later this afternoon for review unless I hear you are full. He needs to be leveled to 6th, but can be ready quickly.
@ Living Greyhawk: From the beginning of that campaign I played multiple PCs from the Yeomanry, and due to business travel to California, one from the Kingdom of Nyrond. I traveled many times to the Gran March and was present for more than one major battle in that land, always fighting under the Yeomany banner. "Raise the Spear!" :)
Working hard here to create an interesting arcane caster. Soon...
I am sooo glad I found this offering. Greyhawk is my favorite setting and the idea of getting to play Pathfinder rules in it is also appealing to me.
Count me in for a Halfling sorcerer. Story and preliminary build should be up tonight. Competition looks tough already though. Best of luck to all.
Curious - Anyone here play Living Greyhawk back in the day?
My argument was that a 10 level caster would have likely run across quite a few chances to copy spell from captured spell books, ally spell casters, Blood transcription, etc. as they leveled. They would still have to pay scribing cost, but to have them buy scrolls for every spell they know about their two per level is very costly and not a realistic representation of how they gained access to their spells.
I want in on the hero's side.
If I play a wizard, will I have to pay for fleshing out my spellbook? In most games arcane casters with books benefit as they level by finding and sharing spells in addition to buying a few and the two per level they get to learn for free. Having to buy all spells above what you learn while you level would be a big resource drain and might prevent me from playing a wizard. Is there a reasonable fix to this? No advantage to either side as both sides can have wizards that benefit from it.
And I know you already have someone planning to play one, and I do not want to start a thread about this subject, but I strongly recommend we do not allow synthesist summoners. They have been banned from PFS due to being too OP and for good reason. In a 20 point build they will end up with 50+ point equivalent builds. I would be ok with no gunslingers too, but I do not feel as strongly about that class. Now that I have voiced my opinion I will not comment further on the topic.
I own both Master of the Fallen Fortress and Godsmouth Heresy. And have access to the Crypt of the Everflame series (which includes Masks of the Living God and City of Golden Death). and I do not mind purchasing a mod or two if I need to.
One thing I hope to learn through this process is how to handle maps through a PbP, so I would rather not start out DMing, but would be willing to run second or third.
I would love to play some sort of small character with a medium mount. Maybe a Cavalier, or druid, or even animal oracle. My thought is that if we are dealing with kobolds, at least some of the time, having someone small might come in handy. Halfling? Gnome? Are there other choices? I don't think I can realistically play a goblin. The problem is that all small characters take a minus to strength with the exception to the Wayang, and that seems too far out there, even though PFS is now awarding Con boons that allow you to play one.
What do people think about this idea? If I went with Oracle then I could at least help with healing. I would prefer not to be the only healer with that build. I don't mind healing, but If that is my job, I would take another class. Or I could forgo the mount and play a small bard. In all my years of playing this game, I have never played a bard.
At this point I am along for the ride as far as character building, although I would like to hear what Tim recommends, since this is his tread. I can make a good character within whatever rule subset we decide on and will try to have fun doing so. I will play with a summoner and/or a gunslinger, but will not play one muself.
With the number of experienced DMs in this queue I am quite looking forward to the game. And as I Posted before, I am an experienced DM but have not yet tried to run a PBP game. So, I am in favor of deciding something soon. If I had to vote I would prefer to not have scores below 7 or above 20 after racial mods.
One more example of a broken summoner for those interested - we had to fight a summoner in a PFS module. He was invisible and I believe had a lesser rod of silence. He could summon without breaking the invisibility and do so as a standard action, so he could move after. Very tough encounter - much harder than the CR would have you suspect.