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If you were given the option what species would you be?


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Andoran

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It would be most practical to assume the form of a Modron. I estimate that it would be 13.27% more efficient than my present shape, give or take 5.2%.

Shadow Lodge

*slow clap* Well played.


Sissyl wrote:
I doubt a matryoshka brain would be called a "species" by any reasonable definition of the word. =)

of course we arn't going to call a matryoshka brain, a species. But a weakly godlike intelligence subtype: Seed AI, could be a species of digital life. and being the sole inhabitant of a matryoska brain would give me a lot of band width for thinking. The big issue would be "going travelling" I mean, how would I get the band width for going visiting with the neighbours?

That said, my attraction to the idea is fairly week based on this principle.


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Icyshadow wrote:
Heheh, your way of describing the Lich is exactly how the Human Necromancer in my game plans to play out when he does become a Lich.

Well wouldn't you?

World domination? Too much work and never ends well.
Destroying all life? There'd be nothing to experiment on.
Mad scientist with zero concerns about personal safety? Awesome-land.


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CapeCodRPGer wrote:
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That's exactly the first thing that came to my mind.


Plemora sounds awesome.


lucifer doesn't say only one so yes this.


Orthos wrote:
Yup. From their description, Samsarans are basically a weak version of Time Lord.

Kips ears perk up. "hmm what's that now Time Lord? Sign me up! Where do I get my Tardis?"


Kip84 wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Yup. From their description, Samsarans are basically a weak version of Time Lord.
Kips ears perk up. "hmm what's that now Time Lord? Sign me up! Where do I get my Tardis?"

I believe they released a Tardis-esque item in Ultimate Equipment or Artifacts & Legends, one of the two. IIRC, it was a giant bronze egg or something.

I'd have to go with Bronze Dragon. I've always been partial to lightning myself.


Brazen Egg


+1 Silver Dragon

I'll be meditating with the supposed immortal yogis in the Himalayas if anyone needs me.

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Dragon leaps out as my choice fairly quickly, but I also like swimming. Gotta find a way to get the Amphibious quality...


Dragonborn3 wrote:
Dragon leaps out as my choice fairly quickly, but I also like swimming. Gotta find a way to get the Amphibious quality...

Have you considered the gold dragon? Swim speed and water breathing!

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Now there's an option. Of course, a Pseudodragon with levels in Aquatic Druid could work too.


One of the following
Half-Dragon, Half-Human (Red Dragon)
Lawful Good Red Dragon (HOMERULES!!!) that can change into a human.


half jabberwock serpentfolk(advanced), go big or go home


Hmm. I've always been partial to leans, but my love of fey wins out here so I think I have to go with nymph. Although dragon is also tempting.

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lynora wrote:
Hmm. I've always been partial to leans, but my love of fey wins out here so I think I have to go with nymph. Although dragon is also tempting.

Half-Dragon Nymph

or

Half-Fey Dragon?


Dragonborn3 wrote:
lynora wrote:
Hmm. I've always been partial to leans, but my love of fey wins out here so I think I have to go with nymph. Although dragon is also tempting.

Half-Dragon Nymph

or

Half-Fey Dragon?

Ooh, tough choice. I guess half-dragon nymph. Kinda the best of both worlds. :)

Now I have to draw that...

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lynora wrote:

Ooh, tough choice. I guess half-dragon nymph. Kinda the best of both worlds. :)

Now I have to draw that...

What kind of dragon? Metallic or Chromatic? Red or Gold?

Just curious you know... >.>

EDIT: Nevermind. ;)


Dragonborn3 wrote:
lynora wrote:

Ooh, tough choice. I guess half-dragon nymph. Kinda the best of both worlds. :)

Now I have to draw that...

What kind of dragon? Metallic or Chromatic? Red or Gold?

Just curious you know... >.>

EDIT: Nevermind. ;)

Okay, two things....That is so freaking perfect!!! :D

And get out of my head! ;P

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I thought the pattern I put in the hair was a bit much, but if you like it then I was worried about nothing. :)

And after the number of times you've been in my head? No way I'm gonna stop getting artistic ideas! XP


I think I would like to be a fully amphibious undine. Lifespan is only slightly shorter than that of an elf, and I would be able to function fully both on land and underwater.


A scared primate, freshly out of the trees, with weight problem and social issues.


2e fairy dragon. Immortality a boat load of spells plus I can bottle my happy gas and sell it. Oh and no one can see me ever if I don't want them too.


the hottest and most charismatic orc on the planet who makes everyone both male and female swoon over him, while still being a powerful warrior chieftan, and his name is Todd. in fact, more people want to seduce him than even the hottest of succubi.


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Rakshasa.

Finally my hands would fold the right way! And I could properly wiggle my ears instead of this pitiful little twitch I can do now...

I could start a cult...


Ross Hearne aka poisonbladed wrote:
A scared primate, freshly out of the trees, with weight problem and social issues.

You called me?


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Shuriken Nekogami wrote:
the hottest and most charismatic orc on the planet who makes everyone both male and female swoon over him, while still being a powerful warrior chieftan, and his name is Todd. in fact, more people want to seduce him than even the hottest of succubi.

So, a half-orc Captain Jack Harkness then?


Shuriken Nekogami wrote:
the hottest and most charismatic orc on the planet who makes everyone both male and female swoon over him, while still being a powerful warrior chieftan, and his name is Todd. in fact, more people want to seduce him than even the hottest of succubi.

I'm a little rusty on biology, but i'm pretty sure that is not a species.


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Shuriken Nekogami wrote:
the hottest and most charismatic orc on the planet who makes everyone both male and female swoon over him, while still being a powerful warrior chieftan, and his name is Todd. in fact, more people want to seduce him than even the hottest of succubi.
So, a half-orc Captain Jack Harkness then?

yep.


Threeshades wrote:
Shuriken Nekogami wrote:
the hottest and most charismatic orc on the planet who makes everyone both male and female swoon over him, while still being a powerful warrior chieftan, and his name is Todd. in fact, more people want to seduce him than even the hottest of succubi.
I'm a little rusty on biology, but i'm pretty sure that is not a species.

Orcs are a species, i was just specifying the details of the exact orc.


I would like to change my answer to Honey Badger.


Cool topic!

Anyway, I am not as well-versed in Pathfinder and/or Golarion species as many on these fora, but I do have some criteria.

1) I would choose to be some species that is preferably immortal or if that is not an option, at least something that is very, very long-lived. Oh, and hopefully, I would get to be healthy and survivable to boot.

2) The species would also have to have a high level of cognitive ability/mental capacity/consciousness/(self-)awareness (i.e. good mental stats, among other things).

3) Preferably, the species would be powerful and thus capable of dealing with threats, challenges or obstacles and situations of various kinds.

4) Nifty abilities would be a definite asset. This means I would like to be able to do things I cannot do as a human (or at least not without the aid of technology). Magic/psionics/supernatural powers/spell-like abilities, flight, and various other powers are all more than welcome.

** 5) Ideally, it should not be a "silly species" (e.g. a space hamster), which is a rather subjective criterion, but I would want to be able to identify with it or be awed by it rather than laugh at it.


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Either:

A. Illithid, they are just too fascinating.

B. Perhaps almost any Qlippoth (not the nyogoth, doubt I'd be a fan of their diet), the deepest and darkest parts of the abyss must be a wondrous nightmare to behold.

C. Aboleth, history is exciting, what's more, being able to EXPERIENCE it (not sure if any paizo material mentioned this, but lords of madness mentioned that aboleth could relive memories of their ancestors), to SEE what lurks deep in the world and to see as the world formed around you. The deepest parts of the abyss still hold the most excitement for me, but this....nah, not even a close second, but still exciting.


I was daydreaming about being a Leshay during a business meeting today. lol

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Depending on if I have or haven't had enough caffeine that day: Keketar protean or arcanaloth (the 3e version with innate shapechange). >:)


I'd go for human. Can always use another feat.


Rust monster.

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