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Flumphs get Classy


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So, I love flumphs. How could you not? Friendly floating flattened space octopus? It's great! That 1 CR is a killer, though. I want my flumphs (or at least one or two of them) to head out with a party of adventurers slaying dragons. The solution: Class levels! The question: What levels would a flumph take? (I'm certainly not adverse to throwing the flumph some ability score increases ala PCs, if necessary)
Cleric is an easy one. Wisdom's good and they could
Sorcerer I like for flavor reasons. Mostly because a flumph accessing its aberrant nature to fight evil seems just swell to me.
Rogue? Imagine getting sneak attacked by one of those nasty poison stingers. Ouch!
So, what say you? How would a flumph level up, for the purposes of minmaxing, role playing, and/or goofy flumph heroing? Discuss!

Edit: And don't think that I don't understand flumphs are supposed to be goofy little advisors and guides. I'm all for that. But I would like the occasional flumph to be unsatisfied with sitting and watching while others go about saving the day. Then he pursues the art of magusry and eventually defeats the grave knight half-fiend antipaladin overlord on the world's highest peak as their armies watch in silent anticipation.

Taldor

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Flumph Paladins seem like a natural choice to me.


I kinda want to mess with my DM's head by proposing a flumph sorcerer of the orc bloodline. If nothing else, the backstory would be interesting.

Seriously though, considering the fact that flumphs believe in omens in dreams, an Oracle of Lore could be flavored as a type of seer.


My current group had a Flumph NPC cleric for a little while. She (it?) did an admirable job of keeping us on our feet.


Flumph Oracle of dark tapestry, no?


Put them in powered 'Sheen' armor? Crunchy with a juicy center!

Don't forget the plasma cannons and rotating saw blades!


Oracle of dark tapestry seems like a good one. What about zen archer? Can those tentacles use a bow? Imagine a little space jellyfish shooting you down from 1000 feet away before you even saw how goofy he was.


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How about a bard? The Songhealer and Sound Striker archetypes seem most appropriate.

Though if you're up for some third-party material a psionic class would also seem a good fit.


ninja floomphs! why? because everything is cooler with ninja.
it will not be powerful, but it will be fun.


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I'm a sorcerer with the starsoul bloodline, but my fellow podmate has the dreamspun bloodline. Weird how that works out.


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Flumph Gunslinger. Load them up with some technologically advanced laser guns from other worlds. They are from space after all.


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This thread needs a picture of a Flumph with a tophat and a monocle.


Caedwyr wrote:
This thread needs a picture of a Flumph with a tophat and a monocle.

How about a classy Flumph Duelist (with top hat and monocle)?

Cheliax

so a flumph with aristocrat levels?

Sczarni

I can't find the stats for a Flumph. Anyone have a link or something?


Here ya go!


Flumph, or Party Flumph (3rd that is)


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A bard that seduces women with his tentacles.

Silver Crusade

I approve of this topic.


What about a Druid so you can wildshape into other forms? Keep the PCs guessing what the heck you really are?

Sad thing is my group would probably kill a Flumph on sight because of how scary and beholderish it looks (although we are mature now these days I do not think we would start a fight with one at first).

We once killed a Unicorn years ago because it was Black.. and we thought it might have been a nightmare.... ohhh we had to pay for that bigtime (it was a Forgotten Realms campaign)


There is a Bard template in the ARG that sorta fits the concept, but it's for gnomes. Prankster.

The bit about a Flumph being a Paladin really got me laughing. I am SO trying to imagine one trying to be heroic and macho with that squeaky voice and total lack of Strength and size, but epic failing....


Robespierre wrote:
A bard that seduces women with his tentacles.

Ehwwwwwwww!


You know, I had just recently looking for an abberation to be encountered with a mimic and some animated objects (advanced to CR 15 and 16, respectively-- LVL 16 Party) and ended up settling on a flumph. I liked their abilities and thought they wouldn't be too deadly in addition to the other critters.

I really should have looked at their alignment and fluff! I'm totally going to give the flumph some class levels and make him an NPC to help the party in the Darklands for a bit. I like the idea of Oracle...


Caedwyr's first link is impressive. Few monsters have such a detailed write-up.


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Dot. :)

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Ciaran Barnes wrote:
Caedwyr's first link is impressive. Few monsters have such a detailed write-up.

The majority of that text comes from Misfit Monsters Redeemed.

Cheliax

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Make them a Wizard that does nothing but cast Black Tentacles.


I would have thought summoner with a star-spawn of cthulhu-esque eidolon.


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Adam Daigle wrote:
Ciaran Barnes wrote:
Caedwyr's first link is impressive. Few monsters have such a detailed write-up.
The majority of that text comes from Misfit Monsters Redeemed.

Did you write that portion? The seeding was really cool.

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Yup! Thanks!


Lamontius wrote:


Make them a Wizard that does nothing but cast Black Tentacles.

"You are a sad strange little man, and you have my pity." Toy Story

My response? Picture Ernest T Whorl going "Eh-hhhhhheeeeewwwww!

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