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So Now I'm Big.....What Now?


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So a while back I made this thread.

http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2p67d?I-Wish-I-Was-Big#44

In it, I was trying to figure out how to become larger, but the DM was one step ahead of me and had a plan.

Here's what's happened.

The party made it to the king and informed him of the dangers facing the kingdom, we were sent to obtain further information to help quell the threats.

The king gave us new items, including a sword and shield we found in our first dungeon, the markings on the sword (a storm cloud) spoke to my character deep in her subconscious, he claimed them from a previous foe who stole them from us and banished us from our home village.

We went into the underdark where my half elf encountered a handsome and mysterious vampire, he showed great interest in her and proposed marriage.

As he flew her back to the rest of her party, a bolt of lightning struck, she awoke in a tower, an evil wizard stole her body, the party rescued her but another party member died in the battle, which sucked since I was the one who had to do it since I had to play the wizard.

We returned to the kingdom with several maps confirming our worst fears, the king held a celebration in our honor, where we each (including our fallen party member's replacement character) received an extravagant gift (Basically our DM giving us Christmas presents), mine was any spell I wanted within two levels of my CL (I chose Righteous Might.)

We were directed toward an ice cave on high cliff, we encountered a dais under an archway, and resting on it was an exact duplicate of the aforementioned shield.

We melted the ice and figured out that this was a gate between worlds, there was a slot for a sword to activate the gate, my character took the sword and placed it inside, but the slot was too big.

So I enlarged person, tried again and the gate glowed with great power, I began to glow and power surged inside me.

And that's when my Aberrant Sorceror bloodline disappeared.

I stepped back, and didn't get any smaller.

Now my bloodline is the Giant bloodline.

The earth trembled and giant worms were on their way after us, so we read the runes on the gate and went to the first place we found.

Olympus.

We step through the gate, Olympus is beautiful and suddenly an older bearded gentleman appears behind us, he asks if she recognizes him.

It's her father, the father she never met until now, the rightful owner of the sword and shield.

Zeus.

Zeus and the Olympians once ruled over our world, he ruled over the elves (explaining her desire to rule them, it was her subconscious hinting at what she really was.)

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So that's the backstory ( our DM is very good), now I am a Large half elf Sorceress with the Giant bloodline.

So the problem we have now is of nailing down the specifics of what this means, the physical, statistical implications of it.

So aside from the obvious numbers, what else do we need to make this work, for example......

The giant bloodline says you become particularly large and muscular at third level and can qualify as one size category larger if it's advantageous to you.

So we doubled the height from 6'4 to 12'8" but with that in mind do we need to make her bigger?

Does she need to be closer to the 16 feet dividing line between the sizes for that to work, is that what that would do, make you big enough to be right on the line?

Also, we don't know if there would be any nat. Armor bonus, or what other stats the size would affect, such as saves or BAB.

Plus, at the time of the growth, she was carrying a Handy Haversack, and all the gear she was carrying grew with her, how would that be affected?

I would appreciate the help, and also any comments on our current storyline.

Oh, and I'm really interested in the bloodline's ability where after I cast a spell, I get a bonus to strength equal to my Charisma modifier plus half the spell's level unti. The end of the next turn.

So after the shift, my strength is 17, I cast Righteous Might on myself,, making it 21 then I get another +7 because of the spell level and my high Charisma.

28 Strength, not bad for a Sorcerer.


I'm...kinda not understanding your post...It's a bit messily written.


A spoiler and a TL;DR would have been quite nice for this post. Also, did the DM make you a Large creature or do you just have the Giant bloodline?

The bloodline from the pfsrd says you are treated as one size larger for certain things if its advantageous to you (Like using a Large weapon).


Undeterred wrote:

A spoiler and a TL;DR would have been quite nice for this post. Also, did the DM make you a Large creature or do you just have the Giant bloodline?

The bloodline from the pfsrd says you are treated as one size larger for certain things if its advantageous to you (Like using a Large weapon).

Both.

I told him my character never knew my father and he ran with it, basically unlocking the gate unlocked her true heritage.

I put the URL for the other thread up there because I figured it would be simpler to make another thread instead of resurrecting an old one, but I also wanted to put it there because it has the backstory of why the character wanted to be bigger in the first place.

The people I play with, we love doing characters like this, elaborate back stories and lofty goals that allow us places to go with story and challenges to face in pursuing their goals and dealing with what happens next.

Now we're just smoothing out the specifics, and that's what I need help with.

As for the second part, I know the original version of giant bloodline mentioned that it brought you to the upper limits of your size category, but it omits that now.

I just wonder if it would make sense otherwise.


Well, this is what I managed to scrounge up regarding size modifiers for stats.

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/gamemastering/combat/space-reach-threatened-area-te mplates

Essentially, as a large creature you take a -1 to AC, a +1 to CMB and CMD, a -2 to Fly skill checks, a -4 to Stealth skill checks, the space you occupy increases from 5 ft to 10 ft, and you reach increases to 10 ft.

Hope that helps, also the story sounds awesome and it seems like the GM really knows what they're doing.


Undeterred wrote:

Well, this is what I managed to scrounge up regarding size modifiers for stats.

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/gamemastering/combat/space-reach-threatened-area-te mplates

Essentially, as a large creature you take a -1 to AC, a +1 to CMB and CMD, a -2 to Fly skill checks, a -4 to Stealth skill checks, the space you occupy increases from 5 ft to 10 ft, and you reach increases to 10 ft.

Hope that helps, also the story sounds awesome and it seems like the GM really knows what they're doing.

We had most of that worked out already, we're not sure if saves are affected, other than by the Dex and Con adjustments.

And thanks regarding the story, he's really good at taking our back stories and tying them in.

See, now Zeus has told us we must stop whoever is screwing with the gates, otherwise, the great dragon, bigger than a mountain, will awaken and we're all screwed.

So now with my character, in her mind, her father basically passed down his legacy to her, so while she's now going to be REALLY vain, at the same time now she'll not only take it as her sacred duty to fulfill the party's mission, she also is now in a position to help them achieve their life's dream since hers turned out to be even better than she thought

And now she's basically a tool to help the DM give the other characters the opportunity to make their dreams come true.


Good god, my mary sue senses are tingling...


ColAwesome wrote:
Good god, my mary sue senses are tingling...

That's actually a part of the story.

It's about giving a character what they want out of life way before they're ready for it.

Plus the people I play with love subverting tropes, we do things like this all the time.

Heck, our current party also includes a dwarven fighter who's an expert in Parkour and an albIno drow

In the past, we've had characters fight Daffy Duck.

Things like this happen all the time with us, so the idea of taking a sorceress and putting her in a fighter's body is just another day at the office.


...I honestly don't know what to think about that. I'm still fairly certain (and I still hope) that this character is fake and you don't actually consider stuff like this to be any decent or fun, but it's your campaign and RPG group and not mine so whatever.

Seriously she's the daughter of Zeus, that's the dumbest s++!. Putting a spellcaster into a more physically stronger body would be fine if it removed her magic abilities, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

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