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Dr. Seuss: What would he be in Pathfinder?


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I'm trying to make an NPC in pathfinder based around Dr. Suess for my group to encounter in my world (homebrew). What would he be? Summoner? Illusionist? Transmuter? Any and all help would be appreciated.


He would be a zombie of some kind since he is dead.

Sczarni

Are you thinking of Dr. Seuss the actual human writer? Well, Bard would be the only thing that I can think of. His performance would be oratory, and he'd do it by talking in his signature anapestic tetrameter couplets.

Summoner would be cool, though, if you'd like to use some illustrations to depict his eidolon.


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I would have said Bard myself.


2nd level Expert.


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Bard/Wizard gestalt.

Most people are unaware that Dr. Seuss was a nigh-omnipotent wanderer of the multiverse who published his oddly rhyming travel journals to earn spending cash.


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Dr Suess would be a bard of course:

"He meant what he said and he said what he meant. A bard is rhythmical, one-hundred percent!”

And a quest giver, as well:

“Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There's expee to be scored. There are quests to be won. And the magical things you can do with that wand will make you the winning-est winner inland!”

Sczarni

Ursine&Snake wrote:

Bard/Wizard gestalt.

Most people are unaware that Dr. Seuss was a nigh-omnipotent wanderer of the multiverse who published his oddly rhyming travel journals to earn spending cash.

I like that one.


This thread makes me laugh so much. A couple days ago I was watching Rob Roy and during the last fight I found myself stating out the main characters in my head. I think thoughts like these are signs of an addiction.

To the point of the thread bard....maybe celebrity or archivist.


I say summoner because I was watching Epic Rap Battles of history Dr. Seuss vs William Shakespeare. And he summoned the cat in the hat and thing 1&2 to rap for him while he stood there and danced and stayed silent. I thought it was a good enough reason to start an NPC for him.


Gnome Illusionist or Summoner.


Yeah and every wand he has is a paint brush. This is going to be amazing. People are going to love this.


He's a Witch! He has a Fox in Socks!


Is there any way to make a summoner illusion hybrid?


Gnome sensei with the bewildering koan feat!


He is a summoner (Evolutionist/Broodmaster) so he could make all those wild and crazy critters, and have all the various things as well as the cat in the hat out at the same time!


I've gotta put my vote in for bard. The poetry is what it's all about.


Is there anyway for bards to use artistic instruments (visually/speaking) in combat?


A zombie bard.


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He's a bard with Craft Wondrous Item, ranks and Craft (painting) and Profession (scribe), and several sets of Marvelous Pigments, which he regularly uses to paint harmless construct creatures that dance and sing and play out his merry stories for the benefit of children everywhere.

He could also have Craft Construct and have said critters all be twisted homonculi.

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Mr FuFu143 wrote:
I say summoner because I was watching Epic Rap Battles of history Dr. Seuss vs William Shakespeare. And he summoned the cat in the hat and thing 1&2 to rap for him while he stood there and danced and stayed silent. I thought it was a good enough reason to start an NPC for him.

Then yeah, summoner. But I don't think the esteemed Dr. Seuss could actually do that. I think that was just a TV show (well, an Internet show). :p

If you want to write up "author man with powers" or "guy who could make things inspired by IRL author happen" you could pretty much do whatever you want. Sky's the limit. But if we're talking "guy makes what he thinks appear" make an illusionist (a lot more flexible than a summoner). If you want to concentrate on the writing, make him a bard with scribe scroll and lead him into the Pathfinder Chronicler prestige class (lots of magical writing powers).


Bard for certain.


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He's a Bard that looks Human, but is classified as an Aberration.


Finlanderboy wrote:
A zombie bard.

Zombie bard is very strong. He uses charisma for HP, fort save and save DC.


Thanks, now I got a good idea for a Carrion Crown bonus boss, which would be a Zombie Lord with Bard levels...

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Given his high level and prolific bookcrafting, perhaps a lich? A lich bard could be fun.


What would his background be?


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Mr FuFu143 wrote:

What would his background be?

He was a professional writer and cartoonist throughout his entire life.

He started out as a political cartoonist and advertising executive. During college he was caught drinking in his dorm room and forced to resign from extracurricular activities, in order to keep writing for the college newspaper he started writing under the name Seuss, Dr. Seuss after graduation.

A lifelong Liberal Democrat he was strongly opposed to the anti-American activities of the Republican party during WWII, but strangely was at the same time a strong supporter of the internment of Japanese-Americans during the same period. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his work in the Army writing propaganda and training films.

After WWII he went back to writing. He wrote several books, and the movie The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T, but his most well-known books were written following a Life Magazine article on childhood illiteracy. He was challenged to write a book that children couldn't put down using a list of 250 words "important for first-graders to recognize". The book he wrote was The Cat in the Hat.

In Golarion, I suspect he would be an Andoran bard with the Court Bard archetype.


Sitri wrote:
This thread makes me laugh so much. A couple days ago I was watching Rob Roy and during the last fight I found myself stating out the main characters in my head.

And this is the first time you've done this during a movie? Welcome to the club!

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A f&@&ing trippy GZ.

Sczarni

Ciaran Barnes wrote:
Sitri wrote:
This thread makes me laugh so much. A couple days ago I was watching Rob Roy and during the last fight I found myself stating out the main characters in my head.
And this is the first time you've done this during a movie? Welcome to the club!

For me my favorite is Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli.

Spoiler:
A kick-ass blind-fighting melee build. And that machete is totally vorpal.


Mr FuFu143 wrote:
I say summoner because I was watching Epic Rap Battles of history Dr. Seuss vs William Shakespeare. And he summoned the cat in the hat and thing 1&2 to rap for him while he stood there and danced and stayed silent. I thought it was a good enough reason to start an NPC for him.

I HAD to watch this after reading your post. I now suffer from the effects of a Hideous Laughter spell.


Bard.

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