Breath of Fire with GM Deadly Secret - Homebrew - Table 1 (Inactive)

Game Master Deadly secret


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Breath of Fire Play by Post Build Rules

  • Starting at LVL 1
  • Starting MAX gold
  • 2 Traits, no drawbacks or regional traits
  • Max starting health for your classes HD and max every level after that. Things are going to get intense later game with potentially long battles. Also, sleeping will heal double your HD in this game.
  • Races: Dwarf, Elf, Gnome, Half-Elf, Halfling, Human, Aquatic Elf, Catfolk, Grippli, Ratfolk, Lizardfolk, Tengu, Gillmen, Kitsune, Merfolk, Nagaji, Gnoll, Kobold, Wyvaran, Dhampir, Samsaran & Vanara (the other races don’t exist in this world) SIDE NOTE: The lifespan of these races will all be equivalent to a Humans in this game
  • Languages are currently limited to the list of playable races. You may discover new ones over time, but there won't be a whole lot of barriers so don't think to much on it.
  • All classes are allowed except for 3rd party, Mythic, Gunslinger or Vigilante. (Warpriests, Paladins, Oracles & Clerics will be influenced by an unknown force that will count as your god. We can work with each other on what you would like access to for character building and see if it fits the theme of this unknown force)(any bloodlines tied to the restricted races will be restricted, if you're not sure just ask.)
  • No Evil alignments (you’re being raised in a Lawful Good village that is very open minded)
  • 20 point buy for stats
  • We are using Unchained Background Skills & Alternate Crafting and Profession Rules
  • Pounce (Ex): I have many issues with Paizo’s wording. If you fail to grab you can continue with your claw attacks as normal. If you succeed on the grab, then you can continue with the rake attacks with appropriate modifiers due to grapple. In other words, no your companion is not going to get 5 attacks on a charge/pounce. We can discuss but I will not be changing this ruling. This rule also applies to me and all creatures I will run with it.

Background choices for character development will be limited to these options. Your character has not traveled outside of the surrounding area of your village and you really never had a desire to or if you did you suppressed it. You have been to the kingdom to the north a number of times in your life but no grand adventures have been had. If you’re an aquatic type race, you would have visited a fishing spot to the south often but never ventured further to the land farther south across the ocean.

You do not know who your parents are. You are told they fought in the last uprising of the Dark Dragons and as a noble sacrifice gave their lives to end the war. You all have strong bonds with each other knowing that your parents fought together.

You can be siblings or just friends, but you are friendly with each other with no sour ties. (If you’re different races, then you’re likely adopted or just friends.)

Things you do know. When you were just a baby a minor war happened. You’re told this is a reoccurring war as the Dark Dragons never seem to give up. It has been many lifetimes since the last successful uprising but history shows the White Dragons were able to final defeat the Dark Dragons and restore peace. You are told the White Dragons are no longer in existence due to the many wars over time and that your parents fought alongside the last. Many fear what would happen if the Dark Dragons were to return. Your parents died 20 years ago so your current age is between 20-24, your choice. Any memories you would have had of them was wiped out due to magic (though you don’t know that). You have lived a peaceful life in this village. You happily participate in the daily operations of keeping this village running, chores & duties. Maybe you have a lover, maybe you don’t but you certainly are not married and you don’t have any children.

Final Note: The Dark Dragons and Light Dragons are not necessarily Dragons but history has shown Dragons among the many soldiers that fought each war. Very little documentation is available due to many wars. The world has few cities and low world population as it continuously tries to repopulate before the next war breaks out. Your Elders will tell you stories about the brave people who fought, each having their own unique powers. The Elders of this village that are raising you did not fight in the war, they were tasked with the important job of preserving the young and to help guide them in the new world of unknown consequences.

OK let’s get talking and see what we can come up with.


Also, Knowledge local and nobility will do you no good in this game. Know religion will still be a factor but it's not really religion in general, it's all the other things that come with it like undead/haunts and so forth. Knowledge planes is a thing along with all the other knowledges.


Sara, one of the council members of Drogen (the village you are raised in) is closer to your age by 10-14 years and has played a huge part by teaching you how to master your class abilities. She helped you reach inside your inner self to unleash it. She started teaching you about 2 years ago. It is up to you if you just now got your level 1 or if you've had it for awhile from early on in the training, but your character has not had enough training or experience yet to be level 2.


Map: World Map Zoned Travel
NPC: Drogen Council


I like the first option for the background. I would say that my character had suppressed the urge to leave the villiage because no one has wanted to leave with him, but he dreams of what might be out there. I would say he is a crafter of a sort, maybe an apprentice to the village blacksmith. This also feeds into his curiosity of what’s out there. Maybe he has helped fix odd armor and/or weapons.

I’m thinkig human or dwarf, Ive been heavy into dwarfs lately so I’ll probably lean that way. I am cool with siblings, adopted or blood.

With a class, I’ll need to think on this. My initial thoughts are Cavalier, Sorcerer (would Draconic blood line be allowed for some interesting happenings.) or a Cleric/Oracle. I would pick depending on what Sara(?) was doing.

These are initial thoughts. I’m out of town till tomorrow night when I’ll be able to really dig in. But I’m able to discuss.


Appears Human

I read through it briefly, but as the GM is aware of, I am heading out of town tomorrow and will have limited to no internet access. I will try to keep reading the forum to see what classes folks are coming up with and create something accordingly and try to interject if and when I can. I'll have my laptop with me, so I should be able to create something in my downtime.

Thanks for the invite. Sounds like fun.


Yep, I'll give you guys plenty of time to get excited about your characters. Feel free to ask me questions about what your character may or may not know as you develop.


OK great, third player accepted. So for this table we only have 3 players. You will pick up NPC's along the way that might fill your short comings. If your party doesn't have any type of healer, that shouldn't be an issue. At the start you will be given some healing potions.

It is possible that later in the game new players will join us. But for now we are going to stay with 3.


Looking over Cavalier and their mount. A medium sized PC can get a horse or zebra. A small sized PC can get a wolf... I feel like that would almost force my hand to be small sized. Still looking over classes.

@GM what are your thoughts on Draconic bloodline?


Draconic bloodline is fine. Your mount choices will be limited if you're going cavalier. Right now you'll have very basic choices.


Thinking about going more melee but still want the Draconic bloodline vibe, so I’ll be going Bloodrager with the Draconic bloodline. Thinking down the line the FAQ on here says that the Bloodrager Draconic Bloodline would stack with the Draconic Bloodline from Dragon Disciple for bloodline progression. Would you allow this and be ok if I were to work towards Dragon Disciple PrC? If so, I would be going Human Bloodrager with the Draconic Bloodline.

Link for FAQ


I'm pretty sure that is ok. I'll double check later but I don't see why not.


Appears Human

I was looking at Draconic Druid. Would you allow this?

Draconic Druid link


Yeah that's fine!


On second thought. No dragon disciple. Way cooler s@#~ will be happening.


GM Deadly Secret wrote:
On second thought. No dragon disciple. Way cooler s!%% will be happening.

That is fine. I might switch up the bloodline then. I would still go Bloodrager, never played it and seems like a cool class.


Male Human Verdant Bloodrager I HP 3/12 (5/14) I Rage 4/7 I AC18/T12/FF16 (Rage -2) I Fort 4 Ref 2 Will 0 I Intimidate 6 Perception 4 I CMB 4 CMD 16

Give this a look over. I decided to go with the Bloodrager with the Verdant Bloodline. Let me know if there is something you don’t like or that I need to change.


Appears Human

On second thought, after looking over the drake companion, I'm probably going to go battle cleric, maybe with a level or two in paladin.

How do you want to handle domains?


@Eric Sklavos - Are there certain domains you'd like access to?


@Korg Raknian - Looks good to me, not gonna check the crunch but I'm sure you got it.


Appears Human

I was thinking of Scalykind with Dragon subdomain and probably an elemental domain.


Yes both those domains are accepted.


Appears Human

I've put together a Wyveran cleric with Scalykind Domain (Dragon Subdomain) and Air Domain (Lightning Subdomain). I'll get an alias, background, and crunch posted after I get back from vacation.


Male Human Verdant Bloodrager I HP 3/12 (5/14) I Rage 4/7 I AC18/T12/FF16 (Rage -2) I Fort 4 Ref 2 Will 0 I Intimidate 6 Perception 4 I CMB 4 CMD 16

I saw that there are three of us total. Who is the third?


vegecannibal, he/she has been busy lately but when they check in we will get started. I expect to get this game going mid next week if possible.


OK I sent a message to them. I'm gonna go ahead and pick up another person for now and we will see about expanding when I catch word from them.


Submitted Characters

RelicBlackOUT - Korg Raknian - Bloodrager


Sorry for not posting earlier, I'll submit an idea for a character in a few hours.


I'm considering a Dhampir Rogue of the Counterfeit Mage Archetype


Appears Human
GM Deadly Secret wrote:
I expect to get this game going mid next week if possible.

I won't have as computer connected to the internet in front of me until Friday. I can get an alias up in the next day or two, but I'm not going to populate it with the crunch over my phone, so that will have to wait until Friday or Saturday.


No worries.

I wanted to ad a site note for everyone. You all sleep in the same safe house within the village. The adventure will start with you asleep in this house.


I'm going to go ahead and make this a 4 player game.


Sup all, just posting to check in. I’m thinking of going as an arcanist with the Occultist archetype, focus on control, utility, buffs, and summons. Does the setting restrict any of the regular summon monster list?


Yes you will be restricted on summons, like most games your character has to have "seen" it to summon it. And these characters haven't seen a whole lot yet.


GM Deadly Secret wrote:
Yes you will be restricted on summons, like most games your character has to have "seen" it to summon it. And these characters haven't seen a whole lot yet.

I don't think most games require you to have seen a monster to summon it. Regardless, in that case, I'll likely go bard, maybe Dervish of Dawn archetype. I take it, the deity requirement can be waived or left vague, as it is for clerics and so forth?


Ah yes I was thinking of shapechanging & wildshape, You can't just shapechange into things you don't know about. As for the summons, yes you still will be restricted because some monsters simply don't exist in this world. But that is where we communicate through out the game.

As for diety stuff, you are getting your magic from an unknown force. What domains would you be interested in?

Yeah there is no worship in this game.


GM Deadly Secret wrote:

Ah yes I was thinking of shapechanging & wildshape, You can't just shapechange into things you don't know about. As for the summons, yes you still will be restricted because some monsters simply don't exist in this world. But that is where we communicate through out the game.

Gotcha, guess I'll stick with Occultist Arcanist then. I should hopefully have a sheet together by tomorrow. I assume pretty much all of the Summon Monster 1 list would be fine, since its basically just animals like Eagles and such?


Yeah low CR animals and all elementals are fine. It's just those higher summon lists don't all fit this world. Also you can't summon fiendish in this game. And Holy will mean more like White Dragon.


GM Deadly Secret wrote:
Yeah low CR animals and all elementals are fine. It's just those higher summon lists don't all fit this world. Also you can't summon fiendish in this game. And Holy will mean more like White Dragon.

Fair nuff, animals and elementals is what the spell is best for anyhow. Though, not sure what you mean by Holy, you mean the Celestial template summons?


Yeah, the celestial.


Also, since I was considering taking Heart of the Fey alt racial for humans, do fey exist in this world? There are gnomes, so I was assuming there are fey as well, but, wasn't quite sure.


Yes, fey are here.


So, I went with Counterfeit Mage Rogue because I assumed my first choice wouldn't be allowed, but I suppose there's no harm in asking, would an Undead Master Wizard or Undead Lord Cleric be feasable? The Undead Master Wizard states that it requires the character to be Evil (although besides being necromancy it doesn't seem to have a reason why) but the Undead Lord Cleric makes no such requirement, as the Death domain is Neutral.


This unknown force does not approve the undead or death domains/subdomains.


When your character is ready to play go ahead and react to the gameplay post.


How is the building going?


Male Human Arcanist(Occultist) 2 HP 16/16 | AC 12 tch 12 FF 10 | CMD 13/FF 11 | F 3 R 3 W 5

Usmo here. This is essentially done, however, as its getting rather late for me and I've been a bit busy irl, I likely won't be able to post until tomorrow evening.


Submitted Characters

RelicBlackOUT - Korg Raknian - Bloodrager
Usmo - Lucas Aspar - Arcanist


Appears Human

I'll have mine submitted tomorrow night.


Male Wyveran Cleric 2 - HP 17/17 | AC18 tch11 FF17 | CMD15/FF14 | F4 R1 W5
Active Effects:
None.

As promised, here's my submission. Eric Sklavos

Wyveran Cleric w/ Scalykind Domain (Dragon Subdomain) and Air Domain (Lightning Subdomain)

Let me know if I need to make any changes.

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