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2d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 6) + 6 = 17
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 1) + 6 = 11
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (6, 2) + 6 = 14
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (2, 5) + 6 = 13
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 1) + 6 = 10
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (2, 5) + 6 = 13

Not bad, I'm thinking either a wizard or cleric, of Loki.


Umm, the recruitment page specifically states Order of the Gate.


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Working on background now.

Has Curse of the Crimson Throne occurred yet?


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What's the difference between the Hellknight Signifier from your link and the Hellknight Enforcer on d20pfsrd?

Will magic crafting be available?


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I'm working on a wizard. The armor requirement sucks for an arcane caster.

Peri-blooded aasimar with a penchant for purifying the guilty with the flames of justice.

Not sure if I want to go LE or stick with LN though. I'll know more by the time I get more of the crunch completed.

It does really suck that to play as a wizard I have to either loose a caster level or burn most of the feats. While a divine caster can walk right in.


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Well then, I would not mind playing a "minstrel" as a wizard with a focus on illusion and charms. Ideal for an entertainment group.

Who needs expensive, bulky backdrops when a silent illusion can be set up in just a few seconds, and changed just as quickly.

This also reinforces a support role if the wizard just occasionally does some minor 'tricks' to support the hero like charming the rogue that was sneaking around for a flanking shot, or casting some grease under the feet of an antagonist for comic value.

Profession (Scribe) and the wizard is also recording the adventures of the hero.


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The setting is interesting.

Just to see if I get this straight, you want 4 bards and one melee-ish?
If only a pair of entertainers vowed to follow the hero, where are the other two coming from?
And you want to have varied levels.
And the rest of the team comes in later, at lower levels.

You do realize that this will either be a cake walk or death trap?

On a side note, if a gallon of water weighs (roughly) 8 pounds, then a quart weighs 2 pounds, and a cup weighs 1/2 a pound. A cup is also 8 ounces. So your rations are 4 ounces of water per day.

Which is taking a can of coke and sipping it over three days, just to give some perspective. Emergency rations are generally considered one gallon per person per day, while most medical recommendations are to drink 1/2 a gallon per day. On the prd a waterskin is 4 lbs, or about a half gallon, and thus a day's worth of water.
Fortunately, clerics can create water with a cantrip, at 2/gallons/level per casting. Unfortunately, one of the characters would have to gimp themselves to multiclass for this benefit as bard doesn't get that cantrip.

Assuming the group lived past the first few encounters, the level difference would get less important later on.

I'm not sure how much experience you have with pbp, but having some of the group engage in encounters could easily leave the rest of the group waiting several weeks or months. I would suggest that instead of doing much in the way of rounds of action, that the beginning be just a few posts to get the game setup, you will be more likely to keep the rest of the group committed.

Why must a minstrel be a bard?

A wizard with prestidigitation, illusions, and profession:minstrel should do a passable job in a troupe.

A monk would also work pretty well for entertaining.

Maybe require (or give for free) a skill rank in profession:minstrel.


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goats make cheap beasts of burden, can eat pretty much anything, are nimble, and can carry 40% of their body weight.


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Good luck to those that made it in. I'm going to go ahead and play around with a scholarly wizard to add into the candidate pool.

Here's a quick summary and some opportunities for tie-ins when/if they become available.

Peri-blooded aasimar that grew up in Magnimar, studied at the school there, interested in all things ancient, did her doctorate in ancient Thassilonian culture. From that background she branched over into the Azlanti history after learning that her human father says he can trace his lineage back to a royal family of the Azlanti. Most recently she was digging through the archives of Absalom. Thsi of course leads her to follow the trail to...

I plan on following this game.

In the mean time, if CaptainMarvelous would like a hand with anything, I'll happily volunteer. Want someone to run a couple of thugs in an encounter? Or other NPC?


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I'm putting together a back story of an aasimaar wizard with azlant heritage. I should have something substantial for a back story and writing sample this evening.


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Would an aasimar be one of those races that would count as human for the royalty trait?


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Just saw this yesterday and I really like the idea of kingdom building.

One question, if the premise is to "restoring the greatest human empire Golarion has ever known", how are you planing to integrate multiple race choices for the PCs?


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Looks interesting? Are all 5 levels supposed to have been earned after getting sucked to an alternate world, before then, mix of both?

It sounds like there are different build rules for co-dm and pc characters based on your statement to Tiasar. Is this the case?

Google docs make great ad-hoc maps (the spreadsheet is already a grid).

I'm also open to co-dming.

Why the restriction on CR level? If we are CR 50, why would we only be fighting CR 20?


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What's with the cash? I thought the limit was 880k?


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So far it looks pretty good.

Where is the immune to aging, energy drain, and death effects is coming from?

You could spend some of that money on a bigger belt and headband, ring of protection and boost your AC higher.


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I have several other characters that are straight wizard. I wanted to play around with something else this time.

Funny part is that with divine source, I can cast a couple of 9th level divine spells, and i have a ton of spell-like abilities.


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I'm sorry, i'm not trying to come across as antagonistic. Your last post looked like you were looking at spells per day based on a caster level of 20, not a spell casting level of 17. My bad.

I always ask people to look over my own sheet, and I learn new options and ideas by looking at what others do with theirs.

You'll see that I went for a different type of caster, I'm effectively a mystic theurge with a limited number of dizvine spell-like abilities. In fact my divine spell-like abilities are at a higher casting level then my arcane wizard spells.


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I'll leave spells known to the GM to decide. I'd happily take as many as I want as well.

Check these for the difference between caster level and class level.

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic
"In the event that a class feature or other special ability provides an adjustment to your caster level, that adjustment applies not only to effects based on caster level (such as range, duration, and damage dealt), but also to your caster level check to overcome your target's spell resistance and to the caster level used in dispel checks (both the dispel check and the Dc of the check)."

http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2qlfp?1-Caster-Level#1
It affects Overcoming SR, Dispel DC, and effects that vary with CL like damage dice, duration, or range. It does not affect spells known, spell slots, or anything that is dependent on character level.

http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2ppp3?Caster-level#8
Upping your effective caster level I don't believe gets you spells any earlier, they just increase the strength of the spells you can cast. So if you had Orange Prism which increases your caster level by one all spells that state X/level would be one higher than normal. But this would not mean that you get level 5 spells at level 8 instead of 9 as a wizard. For spell progression you need hard levels in that class or a prestige class that has spellcaster progression.


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The orange ioun stone increases caster level, not spell casting class.

You still look at the spells per day for a 17th level wizard.

You just get to cast those spells with duration's and ranges as a higher level caster. Int 40 gives you 1 bonus. So your 9th level spells per day should be 2.

So you take wizard to 3rd level, giving you a bunch of 1st level spells (18) in your spellbook, and 2 3rd level spells. Then you go into arcane trickster, which increases your casting class, but gives no spells known.
Then you return to wizard at 17th level (3 wizard, 3 rogue, 10 AT).

For your 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th levels you could select a total of 8 spells of 9th level or lower.

All the other spells in your spell book (other than the 18 1st level and 2 2nd level spells) have to be purchased against WBL via scrolls. Without a blessed book you'd also have to pay the scribe cost as well.

No different than a fighter buying 4 weapons for multiple situations. He can only use one at a time, but they all count against WBL.

Feel free to look mine over as well. I haven't looked at my spells yet though.


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Hiram, You're sheet is hard to read without prices, 6 tomes/manuals at 110,000 each is 660k. belt of physical perfection +6 144,000, headband of mental superiority +6 144,000. Amulet natural armor 50,000.

The bow tops 200,000, as does the falchion.

Did I miss somethign about wealth? pretty sure the limit was 880,000, no reduction for crafted items.


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Lefty, it looks like your pricing the crafting cost. Vrog said no on that, or so I thought.

How are you getting 3 9th level spells as a 17th level wizard? Magical knack improves your caster level, not your caster class.

Keep in mind that all your higher level spells have to be bought from scrolls because the PRC doesn't give you free spells at caster level increases. 17 9th level spells at 3875 gold each is another 65,875 gold. Blessed book just means you dont have to pay an additional cost to scribe them fromt he scroll to the spell book.


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I'll get a profile up and if it's ok, just drop the basics and a link to the sheet into the profile since it is a lot cleaner, cross-linked, and will also be bookmarked through google docs.

Just need to touch up the background now.


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Manisha casts heightened dominate on Baergar, Will DC is 45, Baergar needs a 20 to resist.

"Baergar, kill Hiram."


I have the same question as sam. If we made a character that could be corrupted, was it accepted?


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Ugg, ok, I misunderstood something on the gear, thinking we had 880k and would receive something based on agent or hired gun.

I can go back and strip out gear, but that makes things complicated because of belts, headbands and tomes that affect attributes.

All of these then effect to hit, ac, damage, saves, skill points, spells known, etc.

In fact, I finished the basic crunch and was working on gear the last couple days. Other than gear I need to select spells and that's it.

Manisha Johar

I'm thinking I can go society. Any issues with her being the VC in charge of the Korvosa Lodge? Cannon closest is Magnimar.


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I'm looking at an Elan and I'm torn between a dual discipline psion telepath/nomad or a cryptic.

Have to look at it a little more.


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woohoo!

Races allowed?


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Are you actually running this campaign, or just looking for a bunch of people to help you flesh out details and cross check ideas for your own table top? That's kinda the impression i'm getting.


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I'm cool with the explanation, I guess I just didn't get that from the original post.

Rogue's are my second favorite class (wizards being the first). And rougish wizards are just a blast to play.

Are you familiar with d20pfsrd? It has the crunch from pretty much all the open source paizo material and quite a bit of the 3pp as well.

This includes the alternate racial abilities, archetypes, etc.


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I did post that my character, Maeve Dawnbringer, could easily play corrupted or branded...


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Two traits is basically equivalent to a feat. So why those two classes are effectively getting a free feat is curious.

Are you allowing alternate racial abilities for the races?


You may wish to reconsider positions of government based on classes. This would likely lead to a quick revolution. Same with shoehorning classes into the social structure.

While it may make sense to say that divine and/or arcane casters are considered of high society, or low, this belief stems from their rarity. If everyone in Aeon is psionic, then social wars will likely ensue along those class lines.


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Always wanted to play psionic! Looks pretty interesting.


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So I'm considering using Curse of the Crimson Throne AP as my back-story and reason for being mythic and 20th level. If that works for you, I'll keep fleshing it out and keep it in spoilers for those not wanting to know what happens.


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Fortunately I like making characters, and I have time to work on it in the evenings.

But, a well designed and in depth background for a character like this is a significant time investment for many people.

Making a decision on players before there are significantly more applicants than openings would be nice.


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Here's some basics on the wizard's background, I'll work in more detail on the later years if this background works for Vrog after I get her crunch completed.

Spoiler:
It wasn't until her early adulthood that Manisha Johart learned her family history. Her great ancestor, a Peri had come to Korvosa in its early years, and fell in love with the son of Brienna Endrin-Jeggare. Unfortunately, the birth was not officially recognized.

Manisha also learned that her own mother was a minor Jeggare, and her father a tradesman of Korvosa. Unfortunately Manisha's parents perished in a house fire and she was sent to an orphanage. Gaedren Lamm abducted her and put her to work as one of his 'Little Lamms.' Divinely inspired, Manisha managed to escape and found herself on the doorsteps of Theumanexus College. Found shivering and near death by Tepest Geezlebottle, Manisha was taken in and cared for by the gnome.

Spending the next dozen years studying at the college, Manisha developed into a spirited wizard focusing on teleportation magic with a minor in evocation. Yes, it was cliche for a peri-blooded wizard to throw fire about, but she felt drawn to it.

A dream came to her from Threv. An opportunity for vengeance against Gaedren Lamm was eminent. Her dream provided a location and time, which she was running short of. Waking from the dream she wondered at the realism. Sitting up she saw that her spell pouch and gear was packed, and neatly at that. Hurriedly dressing and leaving the college, she followed the memories provided int he dream to the docks of Korvosa. A decrepit warehouse was before her. As she stood staring at it, she heard the sounds of battle from within. Rushing forward she heard the cries of children behind a locked door. Realizing this to be Lamm's most recent roost, she cast a spell to unlock the doors. A dozen children ran past her escaping into the night. Rushing into the building she quickly recognized Lamm's henchmen fighting against several individuals. Jumping in she was able to turn the tide of the battle. Sensing that she had found her destiny, she joined with the adventurers a group calling themselves the Crimson Korvosans. It turned out that they had all been wronged by Gaedren.

As Korvosa fell into anarchy, she worked with the Crimson Korvosan's to find a cure for the plague sweeping the city. Thereafter, having learned that Queen Ileosa Arabasti may have been responsible.

Over the coming months as her skills and abilities were battle tested, she developed divine powers that went well beyond her Aasimar heritage. Manisha realized that she had been called as a chosen of Calistria.

After revealing the machinations of the queen, Manisha's link to the nobility of Korvosa was revealed and she was appointed Seneschal. She served in this roll for several years before retiring at a relatively young age to return to her arcane studies as a semi-retired professor at the Theumanexus College.


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crafting the gear eats up some feats, and with the options I'm looking at, my Caster level will be under 20, so it should be something of a balance.


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Can a crafter be assumed to have crafted some of their own gear?


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Crafting feats allowed?
I'll take your set.

14/14/17/20/17/17

I'm thinking of a peri-blooded half-celestial mythic wizard. I can start working on the details and build if that is ok.


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This looks pretty interesting. You mentioned 20th level (inlcuding racial hit dice). Are you allowing monster races and/or templates?

And it looks like the group is missing the arcane.

As for stats...

4d6 ⇒ (4, 5, 2, 3) = 14 12
4d6 ⇒ (4, 4, 3, 3) = 14 11
4d6 ⇒ (2, 4, 4, 5) = 15 13
4d6 ⇒ (1, 3, 3, 3) = 10 9 reroll 1d6 ⇒ 2 stays 9
4d6 ⇒ (4, 4, 1, 6) = 15 14
4d6 ⇒ (1, 2, 3, 2) = 8 7

Not a very viable build, that's a 6 point build spread. Ouch.

Can't cast 9th level spells without magic gear or enhancement bonuses.


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A quickling has a small shortsword. Their treasure includes 4 doses of blue whinnis poison. Are you wanting this as a bonus? $490 gold

A young gold dragon has no equipment.

Or were you hoping to draw up random treasure and add that as the bonus?


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You have 20k to spend, if you want to spend it on the equipment that a typical monster of your type has, go ahead.

Remember, you are not actually that type of monster, you just have the characteristics of one.


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It is certainly a campaign that will require additional diligence in posting and rule checking by the players to keep things moving with all of the various options available to us.


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Why are you gimping wizards?

Forcing intelligence to remain at 16 but allowing a 19 wisdom or charisma means that anyone that takes their first level in most of the classes you are allowing will have a higher DC, and more initial spells.


The nice thing about being an air marshal, I get to pick my seat.

Sylar is a young rookie agent, and according to what I could find on the regs, there would be another air marshal on the flight.

Tall average joe kinda guy. Not too chatty. Probably reading a Skymall magazine.


So my guy is a little less attractive to free up a few points for his hobby of back country hiking.

After the terrorism convention in London he has a 4 day trek scheduled in Norway.


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Maeve Dawnbringer

The crunch is ready for review, finishing the fluff.

I'd prefer to be branded, can make her work for corrupted as well.


You mught consider replacing the three acute senses with perception. A +1 perception covers all senses and costs 5 pts, the math wiz has 6 pts spent for a +1 to each sense. There are a few occasions where you might get a +2 or rarely a +3 from a general perception roll.

Your choice on having teh bonus for those unusual occasions, or another pt for a skill.

Might think about spending a point in English, it is one of the widest spoken languages int he world.


hello all!

Hi Derek, what are your character's hobbys? That will help with looking at advantages.

Appearance, wealth, charisma. well no charisma for accountants, they all suck socially anyway :)

Another option is a talent, like Mathematical ability 10 pts/lvl +1 to Accounting, Astronomy, Cryptography, Engineering, Finance, Market Analysis, Mathematics, and Physics.

Depending on how many of those skills you have, you could drop a level of Int and pick up a level of mathematical ability and have an extra 10 pts.


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What's the deadline for the character sheets?

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