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If it's ok to have a components pouch. That could get passed off as herbs, and Chuffer would probably pass herself off as someone with some healing skill in order to avoid attention.

Do witches have any symbol or marking that allows goblins to identify them, or that they use to identify each other? Not sure if being a witch is something that is advertised outside of the goblin community.

Hello, Terquem!

Would you allow a Duergar?

I had an idea for another campaign for a Duergar druid with the Skinchanger archetype (that lets him wild shape into humanoid forms).

He had become a convert to Irori (the LN god of wisdom and monks) and so had gone from Lawful Evil (the norm for Duergar) to Lawful Neutral. He was then "found out" and had become a slave as punishment for his "deviance".

If he had then escaped and made it to the surface he might have tried to join Dwarven society. Skinchanger druids can use disguise skill if he had to pretend to be a surface dwarf.

Since the mantis is a symbol of Irori he has a giant mantis animal companion. I know you are using a homebrewed campaign world so I'm not sure if there is a god in your world that would fit this description.

I will have to retool the character to your build rules but this is the version that was made for the other game.

Your Duegsr character idea is good, but I think I would need to make too many changes to the campaign setting to be satisfied with an explanation of why the race exists at all (which they do not in this part of this world)

Oniwaban here.

So this is my Dwarf Hunter 5, Grunder. I am missing one feat, and have left his gear (and thus, offense) sections empty, but he's got a wolf animal companion and focuses on flanking and fighting with him.

I didn't stat out the wolf yet, since I wanted to run all this by you first.

Also, as a melee weapon, I was considering having him wield an earth-breaker (two-handed martial), and might take WF in it if you approve.

Also, could the idea of him being specifically trained to kill undead work, given the campaign, or is the idea more one of "regular joe gets pulled into fight against undead"?


Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +10
AC 19, touch 12, flat-footed 17 (+7 Armor, +1 Dex, +1 Dodge)
HP 31 (9+4d8+4+5(Toughness))
Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +3

Str 14, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 16, Cha 12
BAB +3; CMB +; CMD
Feats Breadth of Experience, Toughness
Skills Climb +6, Kn. Dungeoneering +7, Kn. Nature +8, Stealth +10, Perception +10, Survival +9, Profession (trapper) +8, Handle Animal +8, Heal +8, Intimidate +7, Swim +6, Kn. Geography +6, Spellcraft +5
Languages Dwarven, Common


Special Abilities
Armor and Shield Proficiency: Light, Medium, plus shields (excluding tower Shields)

Weapon Proficiency: Proficient with all simple and martial weapons

Animal Companion (wolf)
Animal Focus
Nature Training
Wild Empathy
Precise Companion (Outflank)
Hunter Tactics
Teamwork Feat (Precise Strike)
Improved Empathic Link
Woodland Stride

0-level - Create Water, Purify Food and Drink, Read Magic, Flare (DC13), Detect Magic, Mending

1st level - Cure Light Wounds, Acid Maw, Gravity Bow, Longstrider

2nd level - Barkskin, Stone Call

Traits/Racial Features
Craftsman: Dwarves are known for their superior craftsmanship when it comes to metallurgy and stonework. Dwarves with this racial trait receive a +2 racial bonus on all Craft or Profession checks related to metal or stone. This racial trait replaces greed.

Slow and Steady: Base speed 20 ft., but never modified by armor or encumbrance.

Defensive Training: +4 Dodge bonus to AC against monsters of the giant subtype

Hardy: +2 racial save bonus against poison, spells, and SLAs.

Stability: +4 to CMD to resist trip or bull rush while standing on the ground

Stonecunning: +2 to Perception checks to notice unusual stonework, such as traps and hidden doors located in stone walls or floors. Receives a check to notice such features when passing within 10 feet of them, whether or not actively looking.

Weapon Familiarity: Proficient with battleaxes, heavy picks, and warhammers, and get to treat any weapon with the word "dwarven" in its name as a martial weapon.

(Combat) Reactionary: You gain a +2 trait bonus on Initiative checks.
(Combat) Dirty Fighter: When you hit a foe you are flanking, you deal 1 additional point of damage (this damage is added to your base damage, and is multiplied on a critical hit). This additional damage is a trait bonus.

A hunter who is specialized in the undead fits the theme of this game well. The people of the villages near the Palace of the Vampire Queen have dealt with attacks by undead for centuries.

You would know that these undead can be destroyed, but not permanently - they always seem to come back, even if they are destroyed by firs or other means.

The hard thing to work into the game will be a wolf companion

Zeebu wrote:
The only thing I was hoping for was an Agile Amulet of Mighty Fists, to make my damage a little more relevant... Which is usually around 4k. Other than that, anything else is just a plus.

I can find the Amulet of Might Fists, but not an "Agile Amulet of Mighty Fists" Please help me understand this item better.

A +1 to hit and on Damage rolls is a reasonable magic item to start this adventure with at this level

I am happy to change the companion to one more suitable, if you have any thoughts. Badger, bear, boar, big or small cat, dog...

I think a badger, on the edge of its nerves scurrying about in the dungeon, trying to stay out of harms way, will work

I am ready to introduce the two goblins (a ninja and a barbarian), the dwarf hunter, and the gnome, to the new party, is everyone ready to join the game. Please let me know if you need more time. I am traveling for training this week (Sunday through Saturday) and my posting will be light but I will check this thread every day

When you think you are ready, please post in the Discussion thread of the game linked in the first post with your alias, introduce yourself to the other players and tell us a little about your character (you will have a better opportunity to introduce your character to the other characters in a more "in game" way very soon).

Reposting a couple of questions that may have gotten missed in the shuffle.

Chuffer Stronginthearm wrote:

making sure it's ok to have a components pouch. That could get passed off as herbs, and Chuffer would probably pass herself off as someone with some healing skill in order to avoid attention.

Do witches have any symbol or marking that allows goblins to identify them, or that they use to identify each other? Not sure if being a witch is something that is advertised in and outside of the goblin community.

Badger, can do. Only other thing I need to know is gear, as in what I have, if anything. Didn't stat out combat yet because I wasn't sure what weapons and armor I'don't have. Really looking forward to this!

Oh, sorry. Yes, a component pouch would be well concealed as you were working in the dungeon.

There are no "secret signs" among goblin witches. But two things to know. Goblin witches are highly respected among their own kind, but are often looked upon with scorn by dwarves. There is a valley below the north side of the mountain where the Palace of the Vampire Queen is located, called "Witch's Valley" where dwarves do not have as much control as they do on other parts of the island kingdom. Here, in Witch's Valley, goblin tribes are lead by witches, and they actively work to keep the goblins from going to war with each other, keeping tribal conflicts under control, and this unity among the goblins is seen as a threat to dwarven rule (though the witches of Witch's Valley have not officially taken a side in the current uprising of revolutionary goblins seeking Independence, complete, from dwarven rule, and more than anything just work to keep peace in the valley among all those who live there.

I do need to know what kind of eqpt I could have for character.

The only other thing I can think would be good to know is any important details about the goblin family trying to reclaim the throne of the coblin king that Chuffer should know.

I am away at training this week. The hotel wifi is awful, and the computer the company loaned to me for this class is a real old clunker. Ill be back Sunday, hopefully with some equipment solutions and info on goblin rebellion

sounds good. see you next week...

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