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I could play an arcane trickster. It would be a little while before I could disable magical traps, but I could contribute to both ranged damage and skills.

Alternately, I could play a summoning focused oracle with the seeker archetype to provide some versatile spellcasting, disabling of magical traps, occasional healing, and skills, but with less of a damage focus. This could theoretically be made into a mystic theurge, using equipment trick (sunrod) for early entry, but that's not really important for the character concept at all, so I'll leave that up to the group/GM.

If we want something more damage or control focused. I have a couple of character ideas, both melee and ranged, that I've been toying with. I just need to know what we want.

Liberty's Edge

Don't worry, Angry Wiggles, play what you want, I'm 100% for playing an investigator, I had just forgotten to include it in my list.


Was contemplating zen archer....


Updated:

Sapiens – Investigator
Tundran – Kineticist
G-Unit – Flexible
Spazmodeus – Monk (Zen Archer)
GeraintElberion - bard/swashbuckler.
Angreywiggles - Tool box support caster

Backup
Lornis – backup (Unchained Monk/Living Monolith or Cavalier , Psychic or Arcanist, and Mesmerist or Ninja)

@Wiggles I like the idea of something control focused with healing. While I'll look at front-line options.

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I'm thinking that I might try an arcanist/oracle/mystic theurge, using the equipment trick (sunrod) to enter, and focusing on control, utility summoning, and healing. It should have something to contribute to each of you in your respective roles, but it will never really fit completely as a dedicated healer, or a blaster caster.

Sovereign Court

Healing is for wands anyway, once I take my first level of bard I'll be able to contribute too.


I don't usually build full bab classes any advice on class or build?


G-unit wrote:
I don't usually build full bab classes any advice on class or build?

Reach weapons and Stand Still is a typical, Board and Shield with Bodyguard and TWF, Unchained Monk or Brawler with Trip/Grapple, all are solide front liners.

Liberty's Edge

G-unit wrote:
I don't usually build full bab classes any advice on class or build?

As Lornis said. Additionally, I feel that Swashbuckler is early fun but falls flat at the mid levels; I had fun playing a dual-wielding Ranger, but in that game I was a secondary combatant.

One build I liked but never played is a Polearm Master Fighter going towards the Stalwart Defender prestige class.


Sapiens wrote:
G-unit wrote:
I don't usually build full bab classes any advice on class or build?

As Lornis said. Additionally, I feel that Swashbuckler is early fun but falls flat at the mid levels; I had fun playing a dual-wielding Ranger, but in that game I was a secondary combatant.

One build I liked but never played is a Polearm Master Fighter going towards the Stalwart Defender prestige class.

I played a Witchguard Ranger Shield Style in an homebrew campaign it was really fun! Not broken but useful and perfect in a group with two casters (or a Magus!!)


I had a ranger that raged. It was interesting. Wild Stalker archetype. Personally I'd just go Barbarian and be done with it. Go Titan Mauler, grab an epic sized 2H weapon, vital strike tree. "Hi, I swing once at +15, do 6d6+22, and a few times per day can just end my rage by saying 'max that'."

But that's me personally.

How:
Titan Mauler Barbarian, grab yourself a large 2H'er, have Power Attack, Furious Focus, and then take Vital Strike and Furious Finish. Granted, due to feat requirements, this will take you a while, but if you can pair with a paladin you can actually use this like 2 or 3 times per fight. (Pretty crazy).

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ScorchedOne wrote:

I had a ranger that raged. It was interesting. Wild Stalker archetype. Personally I'd just go Barbarian and be done with it. Go Titan Mauler, grab an epic sized 2H weapon, vital strike tree. "Hi, I swing once at +15, do 6d6+22, and a few times per day can just end my rage by saying 'max that'."

But that's me personally.

** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
I have a titan fighter fighter/barbarian/goliath druid with a large impact greatsword in another game. Swinging a very large weapon like that can be a ball, especially when you play with reach to threaten wide areas and punish those who move around you.
Grand Lodge

Spazmodeus's monk

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GeraintElberion's swash/bard

Liberty's Edge

Sapiens' Investigator, crunch only right now. Since we have a bard, I haven't picked up social skills, will skillmonkey more later. Also, building towards the Pathfinder Chronicler PRC.

Grand Lodge

G-units PC. Went with Swashbuckler (my wife has been watching a lot of the BBC show Musketeers and I'm afraid it influenced me.) all the info is in the alias including his pfs #)

Grand Lodge

Waiting for:

Tundran – Kineticist
Angreywiggles - arcanist/oracle/mystic theurge

Grand Lodge

This is Tundran's kineticist. Not finished yet, but I will have the day off tomorrow so it should be easy to complete then.


I'll get this started tomorrow also. Last votes, do we want Confirmation (not on the list) or Wounded Wisp (original plan)?

Grand Lodge

I prefer Wounded Wisp as I have never played it. However, the confirmation is very good and I won't cry if we go that way.

Liberty's Edge

I don't know any of them so I'll abstain.


They are both level 1-2 evergreen (replayble at level 1) scenarios.

The Exchange

I've played both and have no preference between the two. Also, this is Angry Wiggles' Mystic Theurge.

Grand Lodge

I have also played both once each and have no preference.


I'm running my guys on Wisp right now if that helps the decision. I like it better than Confirmation for PbP b/c of the RP potential.


Yeah, and we have some guys with 1 xp I think, so Wisp makes more sense.

Okay, will have IC post up shortly! Otherwise, all characters can move discussion to... y'know, the Discussion Thread

Liberty's Edge

OK, I've added Shaya's background and done a bit of shopping, I should be ready to go.


Reopening, we are in need of an additional character as we lost one. Group is looking for either a caster or a healer, as the rest of the group will fill to match. We're level 1, mostly with 1 experience.

This is a great group you want to be a part of!

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ScorchedOne wrote:

Reopening, we are in need of an additional character as we lost one. Group is looking for either a caster or a healer, as the rest of the group will fill to match. We're level 1, mostly with 1 experience.

This is a great group you want to be a part of!

Or a front-liner, surely?

If we get a caster/healer then Virog is going to rebuild as a melee character.

I think.


I'd be very interested. PM me - we can talk about what I could bring!

Scarab Sages

Ok. Here's my occultist. Definitely a support character with some light healing capabilities. I've got a backstory cooking, but the stats are here. Check it out and let me know if it fits within your group!

The Exchange

I am currently filling the caster/off healer role. I am comfortable swapping to a front line position if we recruit another caster, but am also more than comfortable remaining in this role. I am flexible and will play what we need most. What I'm saying is, don't feel discouraged from submitting either.

Our current group makeup includes:

Mivvy Hetherington: Swashbuckler (intending to multiclass with bard)
Saya Teynr: Zen archer extraordinaire
Shaya Memaru: Tengu Investigator
Virog Casisto: Oracle of Barbatos (intending to multiclass oracle/arcanist/mystic theurge, using early entry)

Scarab Sages

Right. So perhaps a front-liner/caster occultist would be a better fit. Good thing that occultist can do both. I'll recast Drea a bit later today and try again.

FYI - does anyone know how to add a photo to your profile AFTER you've created it?

Grand Lodge

Click on 'My Account' way up at the top of the page. Login and you'll see a list of you message board aliases. Click on edit for the one you're changing...

Scarab Sages

Figured it out. Problem was clicking on my profile name, and not the "edit" button. Clicking on the "edit" button is the only way to add a photo after you've already created the character #


I've played in next to none PFS adventures so I'd be down to join. Here's my proposed character:

Name: Jordas Brandywen
Class: Cleric
Race: Human
Appearance: Image
Background:

Read me!:
Jordas was a Human raised among Halflings. His birth mother abandoned him on the step of a Halfling burrow never to be seen again. The family that took him in most certainly struggled as he grew more and more, larger than any Halfling home could support. The small community of Goldenplain banded together and offered whatever help they could for the strange child. Even going so far as to enlist the help of a group of miner Dwarves headed for home to ask for help in building a Human-sized home for Jordas. The community pulled together to provide enough gold and trade goods to pay for the materials and labor, and soon, just at the age of 10, when Jordas was already taller than everyone else in Goldenplain, had a home. A single story affair with simple furniture, but it was sturdy and well-made.

As he grew older, Jordas was given home schooling by his Aunt and Uncle. His Aunt, Luvelia, was very skilled in arts, music, and literature. His Uncle, Moras, taught him history, math, and geography. Being around Halflings, he acquired their curiosity for the new and exciting, siphoning this knowledge as fast as he could retain it. When he became of age at 16, he started looking into traveling the world. Seeing what all could be offered and what he could gain by leaving his home. He started training himself, starting with learning to swing a large tree branch that he used like a club, and the lid of a barrel as a shield. No one could really train with him, so he practiced on stones and large trees to build up his strength and resistance to having to smack more solid targets.
It was during one training session when a cloaked figure emerged from some portal appearing out of nothing. He couldn't see his face, but greeted him all the same. The figure said nothing, and instead immediately launched into an attack. The figure was relentless, using some form of magic and crushing attacks to smash his way into Jordas' softer bits. The barrel lid didn't last very long, and he had to learn to dodge and parry on the fly. The fight wore on, and it was pretty clear that Jordas was going to lose. In an act of desperation, he said a mental prayer to the gods above to grant him anything, power, knowledge, speed, courage, to get him through this fight. And it was in that moment, when Jordas felt his wounds become healed, and his tree branch bathed in a soft light. At this moment, the figure backed off and fled through another portal, leaving Jordas confused, exhausted, but utterly relieved. He retold his tale of the encounter at dinner with his family that night, and soon had told it to everyone in the village, warning them of the figure.

At the age of 22, Jordas encountered a woman he would eventually fall for. Chenepel Rillgren. A Halfling who arrived in Goldplain with her Mother, Telna, having fled their home country to escape the war that had broken out between Humans and other non-Human races. Because Jordas' house had space to spare, everyone decided to help set up Chenepel and her mother at his home. Jordas did object at first, unsure if two females would want to be living in the home of a lone Human guy, and Chenepel had a similar objection. Wishing instead to request a room her and her mother could both share, possibly around other Halflings. Since the whole war with Humans and all, she didn't trust Jordas. Ultimately, it was decided that the space that was Jordas' bedroom would be taken up by Chenepel and Telna, and that he would have to set himself up somewhere else in his home in order to give the two the privacy they wanted. He continued to object, but it looked like, at this point, he wasn't going to win the argument.
He would make breakfast, show them around Goldplain, introduce them to everyone, and share what he knew about the surrounding areas and the larger kingdom they were in. Both Telna and Chenepel were initially guarded and reserved around him, mainly acting polite as needed so as not to appear rude or ungrateful towards their hosts. But not much in the way of genuine conversation happened with him, but the rest of the Goldplain community. Jordas couldn't really be mad. He was used to being aware that he was a Human among Halflings, and the fact that these two came from a nation where Halflings, Dwarves, Elves, and the like were at war with Humans. It actually took a full year before the mother/daughter pair started conversing with Jordas instead of always keeping on guard with him after seeing enough of him that he was a genuinely good person raised by this community of Halflings.

It was in that time, nearly 19 months after their arrival, that tragedy struck.

Chenepel and Telna were woken up by a delivery man giving them a sealed letter from their homeland. The more they read however, the closer they both got to breaking out into tears. After they read it, they shared with Jordas that they had lost, that too many non-Humans had been routed, killed, or gone into hiding, and that the Human kingdom had taken over the region. The letter was to inform them that their father, Kordain, had died in the line of duty.

Jordas left the two to grief and mourn such a heavy loss, and left to go explore the woods by the village to give them privacy. This time, he came across a cellar that was sticking out the ground. Curious, he pulled the doors open and descended.Inside he found an intact space filled with various kinds of wine and liquor, as well as, strangely, a chest of books. All flowing with knowledge of the world at large. He started flipping through one when his head started pounding for seemingly no reason. In the basement the cloaked figure emerged again, immediately launching into an attack. Jordas didn't bring his weapons with him, thinking he wouldn't need to defend himself in the fairly peaceful forest, and he had worn himself out the last couple days with his training. He sluggishly moved out of the way of attacks, using whateve rhe could get his hands on to defend himself. Throwing books and bottle of wine and chucking barrels at his assailant. There was one book that Jordas grabbed and held up to defend himself, when his assailant stopped in his tracks. He paused for a moment and quickly pulled open another portal, fleeing into it. Looking at the cover, he saw the title 'A Traveler's Tale: Traversing the Planes'.

He quickly darted out of the ruined cellar running headlong back to the village. Where he breathlessly recounted what had happened, having several of the villagers, armed with various simple tools, to go with him to investigate things further. But when he headed back to the cellar, it was gone. He helped scour the area, but they couldn't find the earth-set cellar again after hours of scouring. Afterwords, the folks he brought with him were relieved that this figure was nowhere to be seen, but were also mad at Jordas for crying wolf.

That night, while Jordas was laying in bed reading the book he acquired, he felt a presence enter his room. He sat up and thought it was Chenepel or Telna, but didn't seem them through his open door. And their room was closed. He even knocked and checked on the mother/daughter pair, and saw that they hadn't noticed anything strange. He checked outside of the house, just ot be sure. Nothing. Was his mind starting to play tricks on him? He headed back inside and laid down, and felt that presence again. This time more clearly, standing beside him. It didn't... appear hostile, from what he could tell. But he felt a lot of anger beside him.
His mind suddenly flashed with a brief image of what looked like the view from the ground, as if he was laying on his back looking up. HE watched an armored figure stride over him and seem to sneer down at him, the figure's sword covered in blood and viscera. His armor was a brilliant silver splattered with blood. His face having the looks of a royal or one of nobility, with brown hair and a unique set of purple eyes. He brought th eblade down through his chest, wrenched it free, and turned to leave him there dying.
Jordas was jerked back to reality, panting heavily and clutching at where the sword should have been. The presence was gone. He only heard the whisper of "Watch them. Telna. Chen..." before fading completely. He wasn't sure if that, somehow, was the ghost of Chenepel's Father, but surely there had been a reason he was shown that scene.

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Hey, Tyeal.
PFS is strongly tied to Golarion. You'll have to chose a Golarion community for your back-story (maybe in the Mwangi? Or River Kingdoms?) and an appropriate deity for your cleric, Iomedae, Sarenrae and Ragathiel I can all see working.

The Exchange

Definitely interested. I've got around 15000 posts over the last few years if you are looking for some consistency.


Tyeal wrote:

I've played in next to none PFS adventures so I'd be down to join. Here's my proposed character:

Name: Jordas Brandywen
Class: Cleric of Ragathiel
Race: Human
Appearance: Image

Oh, right. I have something of a random character generator I follow and just drop placeholder names as needed. Forgot to change them before posting.

Background (Revised):

Read me!:
Jordas was a Human raised among Halflings. His birth mother abandoned him on the step of a Halfling burrow never to be seen again. The family that took him in most certainly struggled as he grew more and more, larger than any Halfling home could support. The small community of Sevenarches banded together and offered whatever help they could for the strange child. Even going so far as to enlist the help of a group of miner Dwarves headed for home to ask for help in building a Human-sized home for Jordas. The community pulled together to provide enough gold and trade goods to pay for the materials and labor, and soon, just at the age of 10, when Jordas was already taller than everyone else in Sevenarches, had a home. A single story affair with simple furniture, but it was sturdy and well-made.

As he grew older, Jordas was given home schooling by his Aunt and Uncle. His Aunt, Luvelia, was very skilled in arts, music, and literature. His Uncle, Moras, taught him history, math, and geography. Being around Halflings, he acquired their curiosity for the new and exciting, siphoning this knowledge as fast as he could retain it. When he became of age at 16, he started looking into traveling the world. Seeing what all could be offered and what he could gain by leaving his home. He started training himself, starting with learning to swing a large tree branch that he used like a club, and the lid of a barrel as a shield. No one could really train with him, so he practiced on stones and large trees to build up his strength and resistance to having to smack more solid targets.
It was during one training session when a cloaked figure emerged from some portal appearing out of nothing. He couldn't see his face, but greeted him all the same. The figure said nothing, and instead immediately launched into an attack. The figure was relentless, using some form of magic and crushing attacks to smash his way into Jordas' softer bits. The barrel lid didn't last very long, and he had to learn to dodge and parry on the fly. The fight wore on, and it was pretty clear that Jordas was going to lose. In an act of desperation, he said a mental prayer to the gods above to grant him anything, power, knowledge, speed, courage, to get him through this fight. And it was in that moment, when Jordas felt his wounds become healed, and his tree branch bathed in a soft light. At this moment, the figure backed off and fled through another portal, leaving Jordas confused, exhausted, but utterly relieved. He retold his tale of the encounter at dinner with his family that night, and soon had told it to everyone in the village, warning them of the figure.

At the age of 22, Jordas encountered a woman he would eventually fall for. Chenepel Rillgren. A Halfling who arrived in Sevenarches with her Mother, Telna, having fled their home country to escape the war that had broken out between Humans and other non-Human races. Because Jordas' house had space to spare, everyone decided to help set up Chenepel and her mother at his home. Jordas did object at first, unsure if two females would want to be living in the home of a lone Human guy, and Chenepel had a similar objection. Wishing instead to request a room her and her mother could both share, possibly around other Halflings. Since the whole war with Humans and all, she didn't trust Jordas. Ultimately, it was decided that the space that was Jordas' bedroom would be taken up by Chenepel and Telna, and that he would have to set himself up somewhere else in his home in order to give the two the privacy they wanted. He continued to object, but it looked like, at this point, he wasn't going to win the argument.
He would make breakfast, show them around Sevenarches, introduce them to everyone, and share what he knew about the surrounding areas and the larger kingdom they were in. Both Telna and Chenepel were initially guarded and reserved around him, mainly acting polite as needed so as not to appear rude or ungrateful towards their hosts. But not much in the way of genuine conversation happened with him, but the rest of the Sevenarches community. Jordas couldn't really be mad. He was used to being aware that he was a Human among Halflings, and the fact that these two came from a nation where Halflings, Dwarves, Elves, and the like were at war with Humans. It actually took a full year before the mother/daughter pair started conversing with Jordas instead of always keeping on guard with him after seeing enough of him that he was a genuinely good person raised by this community of Halflings.

It was in that time, nearly 19 months after their arrival, that tragedy struck.

Chenepel and Telna were woken up by a delivery man giving them a sealed letter from their homeland. The more they read however, the closer they both got to breaking out into tears. After they read it, they shared with Jordas that they had lost, that too many non-Humans had been routed, killed, or gone into hiding, and that the Human kingdom had taken over the region. The letter was to inform them that their father, Kordain, had died in the line of duty.

Jordas left the two to grief and mourn such a heavy loss, and left to go explore the woods by the village to give them privacy. This time, he came across a cellar that was sticking out the ground. Curious, he pulled the doors open and descended.Inside he found an intact space filled with various kinds of wine and liquor, as well as, strangely, a chest of books. All flowing with knowledge of the world at large. He started flipping through one when his head started pounding for seemingly no reason. In the basement the cloaked figure emerged again, immediately launching into an attack. Jordas didn't bring his weapons with him, thinking he wouldn't need to defend himself in the fairly peaceful forest, and he had worn himself out the last couple days with his training. He sluggishly moved out of the way of attacks, using whateve rhe could get his hands on to defend himself. Throwing books and bottle of wine and chucking barrels at his assailant. There was one book that Jordas grabbed and held up to defend himself, when his assailant stopped in his tracks. He paused for a moment and quickly pulled open another portal, fleeing into it. Looking at the cover, he saw the title 'A Traveler's Tale: Traversing the Planes'.

He quickly darted out of the ruined cellar running headlong back to the village. Where he breathlessly recounted what had happened, having several of the villagers, armed with various simple tools, to go with him to investigate things further. But when he headed back to the cellar, it was gone. He helped scour the area, but they couldn't find the earth-set cellar again after hours of scouring. Afterwords, the folks he brought with him were relieved that this figure was nowhere to be seen, but were also mad at Jordas for crying wolf.

That night, while Jordas was laying in bed reading the book he acquired, he felt a presence enter his room. He sat up and thought it was Chenepel or Telna, but didn't seem them through his open door. And their room was closed. He even knocked and checked on the mother/daughter pair, and saw that they hadn't noticed anything strange. He checked outside of the house, just ot be sure. Nothing. Was his mind starting to play tricks on him? He headed back inside and laid down, and felt that presence again. This time more clearly, standing beside him. It didn't... appear hostile, from what he could tell. But he felt a lot of anger beside him.
His mind suddenly flashed with a brief image of what looked like the view from the ground, as if he was laying on his back looking up. HE watched an armored figure stride over him and seem to sneer down at him, the figure's sword covered in blood and viscera. His armor was a brilliant silver splattered with blood. His face having the looks of a royal or one of nobility, with brown hair and a unique set of purple eyes. He brought the blade down through his chest, wrenched it free, and turned to leave him there dying.
Jordas was jerked back to reality, panting heavily and clutching at where the sword should have been. The presence was gone. He only heard the whisper of "Watch them. Telna. Chen..." before fading completely. He wasn't sure if that, somehow, was the ghost of Chenepel's Father, but surely there had been a reason he was shown that scene.


I think with Tyeal that will round out the party nicely. Tyeal, if you could pop over to the discussion thread and dot, then prepare for our next mission.


Consider it done!


Okay, well some members of our party have moved on. This is becoming rather more episodic in nature than I had intended, but so be it!

Next mission is 6-06 Hall of the Flesh Eaters

We have need of 1-3 new party members, we're currently at level 1.2, running in Pathfinder Society. It is not required that you be there, but I would prefer level 1-2 characters so we're not completely overshadowing the party.

We have a Swashbuckler, a Zen Archer Monk, and an Oracle. They are fabulous people, and you can feel free to read about their exploits.

Grand Lodge

This PFS character is also at 1.2.

Social/Trap Rogue aiming towards Pathfinder Chronicler.

Season 5 is actually the last season I did much playing.


That would work fine as we just lost an investigator, and the trap/rogue slot is one that would be beneficial.

Grand Lodge

Heh. Still First level. I should rebuild using Unchained Rogue. I'm moving this weekend, though, so I won't actually look at that very soon.

Grand Lodge

Lornis wrote:
G-unit wrote:
I don't usually build full bab classes any advice on class or build?
Reach weapons and Stand Still is a typical, Board and Shield with Bodyguard and TWF, Unchained Monk or Brawler with Trip/Grapple, all are solide front liners.

My battlefield control favorite is a spiked chain wielder with combat reflexes, the trip set and the reposition set (including quick).

Especially when enlarged, the trip is as good as Stand Still, and the reposition works on flyers the same way a trip would . . .. Greater Trip and Greater Reposition both make the target provoke, too, to bring the rest of the party in on the fun.

Grand Lodge

Carrel Firth wrote:
Heh. Still First level. I should rebuild using Unchained Rogue. I'm moving this weekend, though, so I won't actually look at that very soon.

Took a break to cool off. So, really, All I have to do to convert a 1st level rogue to an unchained rogue is add weapon finesse. THAT's quick and easy.

Grand Lodge

I have this character to submit, she is at 3 xp, so is lvl 2.0. I haven't played any season 6, though have read through 2 of them, but I didn't see them in the list in the op post.

I also have a 1 xp character as well.

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Naomi Hiddenleaf wrote:

I have this character to submit, she is at 3 xp, so is lvl 2.0. I haven't played any season 6, though have read through 2 of them, but I didn't see them in the list in the op post.

I also have a 1 xp character as well.

Hey, AlicirnSage,

You could maybe play one adventure with the other character and then were all on the same XP?

Grand Lodge

Wouldn't you all be on lvl 2 by then?

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