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Five years after a tragic fire and spate of brutal murders, the people of Sandpoint eagerly anticipate the Swallowtail Festival to commemorate the consecration of the town’s new temple. At the height of the ceremony, disaster strikes! In the days that follow, a sinister shadow settles over Sandpoint. Rumors of goblin armies and wrathful monsters in forgotten ruins have set the populace on edge. As Sandpoint’s newest heroes, the PCs must deal with treachery, goblins, and the rising threat of a forgotten empire whose cruel and despotic rulers might not be as dead as history records.
Hello everyone! I am a first time pbp DM who is looking for 4-5 players who are interested in playing Rise of the Runelords. If we can gather up a good group, I'd be happy to run all of the chapters in this adventure path. I've run this game twice at the table, and really love the story and characters within the adventure. So, anyone want to give it a shot?
Max hp for level 1
20 point buy
Final ability scores no higher than 18, and no lower than 8
150gp for all classes
1 Trait + 1 Campaign Trait, no drawbacks
Core races are preferred (but not mandatory), alternative racial traits are fine (but please document them), no custom races please
No evil alignments, CN must be willing to work as a group
Core, base, alternative, hybrid, and unchained classes are allowed. No 3pp, no playtests, no path of war or psionics please
Background skills from unchained are allowed. For those who don't have the book, you get 2 bonus skill ranks (per level) that can only be used in the following skills: Appraise, Artistry, Craft, Handle Animal, Knowledge (Engineering, Geography, History, Nobility), Linguistics, Lore, Perform, Profession, Sleight of Hand.
I reserve the right to...
Change aspects of the Adventure Path
Change the results of my dice rolls (usually for your benefit… usually)
Roll the player's initiative
Tweak enemy abilities
DMPC your character if you've been absent for a long period of time
There will be different ways to accomplish an "encounter", be it by combat, diplomacy, intrigue, sneaking, etc.
I plan to have traps, poisons, diseases, puzzles, etc to further enhance the game beyond "I kill all the things!"
Metagaming, spoiling the game, harassing players, and verbal abuse are all serious offenses. Please play respectfully.
Please include in your application...
If you are comfortable with character death
If your character is not selected, would you be interested in joining later if a player leaves
If you prefer using Roll20, Google Docs, or just theater of the mind for combat (I prefer not creating giant maps if I can help it)
At least 1 paragraph detailing your character's recent life, along with their goals and interests. It's okay if you want to use point form for this.
Posting expectation is 1/day minimum. I'm not a big stickler on that though, I know life can be rough.
I'm going to be picking a relatively balanced party, but it's not set in stone. I value story and roleplay far more than stats and abilities.
Recruitment will go on until Saturday the 11th of July 2015, sometime during the night (I'll announce it)
This is not for PFS
Variant multiclassing is allowed, just let me know beforehand
Guns are in the emerging stage, so they are full price
There will be time for crafting, professions, artistry, and performances
People who have DMed or played through this adventure are still welcome! Just keep your player knowledge to yourself please.
Stamina is free for Fighters, and is a feat for any other class.
Characters can get skill unlocks as a feat.
Hello all! I'm a young Canadian who is fairly new to DnD, having only started 3 years ago. I started DMing roughly 2 years ago, although this will be my first PBP DMing experience so please be patient with me as I learn. I've run this Adventure Path twice at the table, and plan on making certain adjustments and extra "side quests" during the game. Rise of the Runelords is by far my favorite Adventure Path so far, as I love the story and characters within it. I'm a big fan of Dawnforgedcast and use his videos to become a better DM and Player. If you have any questions please feel free to leave them here or send me a pm, and I'll try to answer them as soon as possible. Thanks!
PS: I, have, comma-itis, I apologize in advance.
I would like to apply for your recruitment thread with this character. In regards to your applications and expectation sections.
Character Death: It's something that happens, would I be happy with it? Not entirely but if it happens I'll simply have to accept it and make a new character. I'll be honest though I am hoping it won't, cause I really want to take my character to the very end of this adventure path.
Joining Later: If you haven't gone past the first book than yes.
Maps and Combat: I prefer Roll20, I can live with the other two.
Character's Life so Far: Karl's life has mostly been tragic for the most part; He started out as nothing but a selfish thug who only cared for himself but that later changed, he wanted more out of life, he wanted to be better, which is something of a recurring theme in his tale. No matter how high he soared, he'd always come crashing down, but his persistence has kept him going so far, and it is the only thing about him that doesn't seem to be running out...that and his sarcasm. Revenge is also something he's become quite familiar with; for a good part of his adult life he'd be pursuing his own vendetta, but shortly after he resolved he ended up saddled with seeking revenge for someone else. At this point in his life he isn't thinking about any clear goals, his one motivation that he won't even admit to himself is to shatter the lowly expectation that people around him assigned to him so early in life, to be better...whether that means to just not be the ruffian he used to be in his youth or become something more than just a sword for hire isn't something he's figured out quite yet.
Posting Expectation: I can easily post multiple times per day.
|Furnok of Ferd|
Crunch here for Furnok of Ferd. Ranger and troubleshooter.
Full Name : Furnok of Ferd
Classes/Levels : Ranger (Skirmisher)1 (hp favored)
Special Abilities :
Deity : Eristal
Location Stolen Lands
Occupation : Bounty Hunter
Strength 16 (+3)
Dexterity 14 (+2)
Constitution 14 (+2)
Intelligence 14 (+2)
Height: 6'3" Weight: Hair: Black Eyes: Grey
Favored Class: Ranger(hp)
Hit Points: 13
AC: 17 ( 5 armor shield)/Touch 12 /FF15 )
Saves: Fort +4 Ref +4 Will +0
Lucerne Hammer +4 1d12+4 BP Brace,Reach
Longbow +3 1d8/x3 100 ft
Falchion +4 2d4+4 18-20
Skills: (9 level)
Survival (1+2+3)6 +1 Tracking
Stealth (1+2+3) 6
Know-Geography (1+2+3) 6
Know-Nature (1+2+3) 6
Climb (1+3+3) 7
Swim (1+3+3) 7
Ride (1+2+3) 6
Handle Animal (1+3) 4
Feats:Improved Initiative, Combat Reflexes
Traits: Giant Slayer(+1 Bluff,Perception,Sense Motive and +1 Hit/Damage against giants),Axe to Grind(+1 damage against threatened foes)
Special Abilities: Favored Enemy(Humans) +2 Hit/Damage,Bluff,Knowledge,Perception,Sense Motive,Survival. +1 Tracking,Wild Empathy(+1)
4 days rations
1 gp 9 sp
Character death: I can handle it, don't like it but I can roll with it.
Joining later:Okay with that
Roll20/Docs are okay.
Life:Furnok is a rough looking young man who has a small scattering of scars on his tanned features and looks somewhat older than
his 18 years. he keeps his hair in a short mop in order to keep it out of combat and makes sure his weapons and armor are spotless.
Background:Furnok grew up near Standpoint and had a simple and hard life as a lad whose parents encouraged him to join the militia at
a young age and he took well to the scouts but loved the up-front life of a frontline battler and melded the skills of scout and soldier
together. Instead of joining the army, he decided to become a bounty hunter for a while and see what the world has to offer. Currently his
motivations are simple; get better with his skills and increase his reputation as a bounty hunter. It remains to be seen if he can
achieve these goals and move on to other things.
I'll throw my hat in the ring.
Character Death: I won't seek it out, but I respect that it's a possibility.
Joining later: as long as it's relatively early in the campaign.
Maps and Combat: I can roll with whatever, Roll20 seems best to me.
Posting expectation: multiple times a day won't be a problem.
Character's life so far:
Arnaud is a sorcerer. Now. Growing up, he was more of a ne'er-do-well. Oh, he was always charming enough, and his parents were able to provide him with a comfortable living, but nobody really thought he would amount to much. Things changed when his magical talents came in, though he didn't realize it in time. When a highborn maiden proved surprisingly accepting of his advances, he thought it was just his lucky night. He didn't realize that she was serious about pursuing a relationship with him. Her father, even more so. When he woke up to find a pair of men-at-arms at his front door, he froze their boots to the ground, packed his things, and headed out the back. He started running short on funds around the time he arrived in Sandpoint, and by now he can't afford to move on to a safer town. That's ok, though. You can't get ahead in this life without taking some risks.
Human Sorcerer (Marid Bloodline)
5'10, 150lb, 19 years old
CHA: 18 (16 +2)
Archetype: Tattooed Sorcerer
Traits: Exile (+2 Initiative), Magical Lineage (burning arc)
Familiar: Greensting Scorpion
Archetype: Mage's Tattoo (evocation)
1: Spell Focus (evocation)
1 (human): Spell Specialization (burning hands)
Favored Class: Sorcerer (hp)
Hit Points: 9
Knowledge (arcana): 1
0: Detect Magic, Read Magic, Daze, Prestidigitation
1: Burning Hands, Protection from Evil
Equipment: I'll fill this in if I get picked up for the team.
Hello! I'm new to play by post but not to Pathfinder, looking to get my rp fix. I'm also new to Rise of the Runelords, and would love to see what all the fuss is about.
Character Death: As long as it's either my own fault or just a fair, natural occurrence of the game, no problem.
Joining later: Sure thing. I just want to play.
Map and Combat: I'm used to Roll20, but if you'd rather go with theater of the mind I'm very much ok with that. I enjoy character interactions more than combat most of the time anyway.
Character Background: Derreck grew up in the bustle of Absolom, the son of a local Cobbler. His father, desperate for money, began borrowing from some questionable characters. Soon, the family was unable to pay off their debt. Derreck's family was locked inside as the building was set to flame. Having gone out with his friends and shirked his duties in the shop, Derreck feels guilt for not sharing their fate to this day, and has began relying on humor and mockery to mask his pain. With nowhere else to turn he joined up with a group of sellswords and learned the ways of war. He soon found that life to be too much for him, and now wanders into Sandpoint seeking a new home.
Character Death: My only stipulation is that if it isn't the result of the dice or my own choices be that willing sacrifice or letting go of a flying steed(still one of my favorite deaths) is that it be dramatic.
Joining later, I'd prefer not, but if it's not that far in sure.
I haven't used google docs for it before but I'm sure I can learn, but I prefer mind's eye theater.
Maria was born and raised in the Puddles district in Absalom. The only life she ever knew was with the gang that raised her. She'd originally been meant for a life of prostitution but they quickly found she was an excellent thief and liar. She'd make threats against people who owed them money, she'd convince people it would be easy to pay their debt back. Like I said, an excellent liar. But never did she mean anybody harm. Then she saw the blaze and she knew the gang had actually carried out at least one of the horrific threats she'd made. She ran from her gang that night and took up with the Muckruckers before eventually moving on hoping to start a life without crime. And so she decided to settle away from a big city and found herself in Sandpoint.
Rogue in case it wasn't clear. ;p Character history built to possibly tie in with Derreck's. Why? His story gave me inspiration.
If you think we need more frontliners, I have a couple of characters that are a little more face-stabby focused. I'll give the narrative backgrounds below. Happy to supply numbers on request, happy to play whichever character you think fits in best.
Like many half-orcs, Chuffy was rejected by his birth parents. In his case, the rejection was rather extreme as they left him outside to die of exposure. A nearby tribe of goblins took him in and raised him as their own. They taught him all they knew: fire burns, the pointy end of a spear goes toward the enemy, and fire burns (some lessons took a while to sink in).
Unfortunately all good things must end, and eventually a wandering group of adventurers destroyed Chuffy's tribe. The group's cleric saw potential in him, though, and decided to spare his life and take him under her wing. She rather forcibly converted him to the worship of Iomedae. When she decided he was ready she sent him to test himself in a troubled area of the world, ready to spread the good word and, if necessary, stab those who disagree.
Edel grew up in the lap of luxury. Her father provided for her every possible material need. He allowed her to seek trainers in the combat arts. He even indulged her desire to pursue magical knowledge, both from traditional magi and from the witches living on the fringes of society.
The cost of all of that became clear on Edel's 18th birthday, when her father announced her betrothal to a man over three times her age. When her father would not be swayed by words, Edel packed her things and left in the dead of night. She's in Sandpoint to gain the power she needs to decide for herself what she will do in life and to earn money that is hers alone.
|Jordi of Kenabres|
I want to submit this character, that was in a game that ended unconcluded.
If you like it, you can see how he will be played by taking a look at his unconcluded adventure, just to say he will not be the stupid lawful guy.
In case of not having any cleric at the recruitment, he can morph into hospitaler instead of his actual archetype (oath of vengeance).
Character Death: I'm unconfotable with characters that have been dead. I mean, I can accept it, but the character will remain dead, and I'll roll a new one, no res for me. :)
Joining later: If not as far as beyond the start of the 2nd book (level 4) I'm Ok with it.
Maps and Combat: Never played with roll20, always with google docs.
Posting expectation: multiple times a day won't be a problem, once I resolve my actual net issues, that I hope will be soon.
Since I've always wanted to play Rise of the Runelords, I just gotta throw my hat in the ring for this one with Helgarr - she was built exactly for a Rise of the Runelords game that never really took off.
Currently on a 25 pt build, but easily adapted to a 20 pt buy - all background notes are there in the alias. I'm posting from my phone at the moment, but will answer the questions later on ;)
Hey all! I'm posting my application to join in as Sig, The Alchemist!
Character Death It happens! If I can rejoin as another character coolbeans, if not, I will always fondly remember how things went terribly for me. Sometimes the best stories are the terrible ones after all.
Joining Later No problemo, but would need to be brought up to speed. Haven't done Runelord before.
Maps and Combat I have no preference and am fine either way.
[Sig's Character]: Sig has always been something of an odd duck. He reveres his alchemy and the potential it brings above anything else his family or culture ever tried to instill in him. He's not especially fond of nature (Though he doesn't mind it) he isn't especially whimsical, and he isn't a very good singer either, much to his father's disappointment.
But Sig is crafty and very intelligent. He spends ages at a time researching and learning more and more about his craft. Sig is determined to be the best. But unfortunately, Sig also has something of a screw loose. He's fiercely paranoid, always worried about what might be around the next corner. This hasn't been helped by the fact that he was exiled from his homeland for "Perverse Interest in things better left alone." something that he still feels is unjust.
Sig is NOT a bad person, at all. In fact he believes he is a good person at heart, and he tries to be. But he is also impartial and removed at times, a trait that has served him well in furthering his understanding of the alchemical world and the cruel impartiality of the universe at large, but has also left him a bit distant and cold. He really does tend to flip between "Cold and detached" and "Hot headed and passionate." at times, especially when he is incredibly excited about something.
Sig has a few goals at hand. His first is survival. He has been left with very little of his original life and prestige, and wants to rebuild. In fact he wants a better lab where he can explore the mysteries of life, death, and the universe.
But he also has another issue. Upon exposure to his fantastic mutagen, Sig's physical abilities can be augmented to incredible levels, with a catch. The dangerous chemicals have unlocked a second persona inside of Sig, a persona that calls its self "Gallows" and sees its self as a champion for good and a vicious enemy against the forces of evil. Over time "Gallows" has been exerting more and more influence on the alchemist, even almost compelling him to acts of violent altruism. The lack of control and the knowledge that someone always is watching him (Even if it is himself technically) motivates the elf to finding a way to be rid of his second self.
Basic Outline and Future
So I am building Sig to be half Mad Lobber alchemist, and half generalist. He'll be good at ranged DPS eventually, and also provide support and utility to the group with extracts and specialized bombs.
Hope you like! This alias has additional information like crunch in the profile.
Here's my bid for Runelords:
The next day, the full effect of what he had done hit him, and now he lives in constant depression over denying his mother passage into the afterlife. He left the ruins of the village, vowing to hunt down the cult that ruined his life, with his mother-in-wallaby-form trying to keep him from killing himself.
I am, not comfortable, but used to character death, as my characters tend to die, usually for story reasons.
I'm willing to joining later, just let me know what level the group got to.
Never used Roll20 or Docs for this, never actually played by post before, but I'm willing to learn either. And the 1/day post shouldn't be a problem, though it'll be later in the day on weekdays as I work full time and often do overtime.
Hey, I would like to put forward my dynamic duo, Ali and Azeri!
Race Human (Varisian)
Class Summoner (Unchained)
Alignment Neutral Good
Init +2; Senses Perception +1, Survival +1
BUFFS, CONSUMABLES SPELLS/DAY
Summon Monster 1 7/Day
AC +15, touch +13, flat-footed +12
(+ Armor, + Dex)
Hp 10; Temp hp 
Fort +1, Ref +2, Will +3
Melee Kunai -1 (1d4-1/x2)
Ranged Kunai +2 (1d4-1/x2)
Crossbow +2 (1d8/19-20x2)
Str 9, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 12, Wis 12, Cha 18
Base Atk +0; CMB -1; CMD 11
Traits Favoured Son (Amieko), Focused Mind
Knowledge (Arcana) 5 [+1 Ability, +1 Rank, +3 Class]
Knowledge (Local) 5 [+1 Ability, +1 Rank, +3 Class]
Spellcraft 5 [+1 Ability, +1 Rank, +3 Class]
Use Magic Device 8 [+4 Ability, +1 Rank, +3 Class]
Handle Animal 8 [+4 Ability, +1 Rank, +3 Class]
Linguistics 5 [+1 Ability, +1 Rank, +3 Class]
Languages Common, Auran, Goblin
SQ Cantrips, Eidolon, Lifelink, Summon Monster 1
EQUIPMENT AND GOLD
Load Light: 0-30lbs, Medium: 31-60, Heavy: 61-90
Gear Kunai x2, Light Crossbow, Bolts x10, Leather Armour, Summoners kit ( backpack, a bedroll, a belt pouch, a flint and steel, an iron pot, a mess kit, soap, torches (10), trail rations (5 days), and a waterskin.) (Carrying 28lbs), Coin - 92gp
0- Acid Splash, Detect Magic, Light, Read Magic,
1- Enlarge Person, Mage Armour
Height 4ft 6
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Black
Region of Origin Sandpoint
Physical Description Ali is slightly short for his age and willowy. His hair falls in a curly wave down his back, the mirror of his mothers, or so he is told. He has a single silver hoop in his left ear, one that used to belong to his father, the only thing he can remember about the man. Though he still maintains the soft features of youth, there is a hardness around his eyes, a sense of loss.
Personality Ali is a quiet and shy boy, more prone to keeping to himself than to socializing. Though he did his time in the local School, along with the other children, he doesn’t have many friends, or any for that manner. Ali is a free-spirited youngster, preferring to take care of himself by working odd jobs around the town for people.
Backstory Ali was orphaned at the age of two, his parents falling victim to an unknown sickness. He was taken in by a local woman, till the age of eight, when she too fell prey, to the same unknown sickness. Though nobody says it, Ali gets the feeling that people blame him for the death of his parents, and his adoptive mother. Ali blamed himself after all and distanced himself from the people of the town. He took to minding himself, he stayed in the Caravan that he and his adoptive mother had shared and he continued to live on his own, taking care of himself (Or so he thought, though the local Townsfolk banded together and took care of him behind his back, not wanting to trouble the boy any more than was necessary).
Even though Ali grew up basically alone, he was never wanting for company. Ali had a big imagination and an even bigger imaginary friend, a large Bear like creature named Azerie. Azerie was tall and strong, everything Ali was not. Azerie fought away the darkness and kept Ali safe at night. And how true that was.
Around the time of his 12th Winter, Ali was collecting firewood in the forest, when he was set upon by a hungry Wolf. The winter had been unnaturally hard the Wolf was starving and Ali was a tasty little frail morsel, or so the Wolf thought. Ali was backed against a tree, his knife held weakly before him when he felt it, a stirring of power. He clung desperately to that thread of warmth and energy and began to pull. With all of his might he drew forth that thread from the ether and, in a burst of blinding light there, between boy and Wolf, formed a large bear like creature, one he was very familiar with.
Azerie dispatched the Wolf with ease and turned to Ali, placing his paw like hand on the boys head. A momentary burning pain seared his forehead and he felt an arcane glyph take shape upon his brow, at the same time that a matching glyph burned itself in to the forehead of the bear.
”Call me when you need me Ali and I will come!” Azerie said with a bear-like smile.
From that day forth Ali was truly never alone. He has spent the year, since this moment, perfecting his control and bonding with his Eidolon and even picked up a few spells, during that time. Both Ali and Azerie are excited to spend some time among the people, at the upcoming Swallowtail Festival.
Race Eidolon (Agathion)
Alignment Neutral Good
Init +1; Senses Perception +4, Survival +4
BUFFS AND CONSUMABLES
AC +13, touch +13, flat-footed +13
(+0 Armor, +1 Dex, +2 Nat Arm)
Hp 14 Temp hp 
Fort +3, Ref +1, Will +2
Resistances Electricity 
Additional Resistances Agathion Eidolon gain a +4 on saves vrs Poison / Petrification
Melee Claws +4 (1d6+3/x2)
Str 16, Dex 12, Con 13, Int 7, Wis 10, Cha 11
Base Atk +1; CMB +4; CMD +15
Class Skills Bluff, Climb, Craft , Intimidate, Knowledge (history), Knowledge (planes), Perception, Sense Motive, Stealth, Survival
Climb +7 [+3 Ability, +1 Rank, +3 Class]
Perception +4 [+1 Rank, +3 Class]
Sense Motive +4 [+1 Rank, +3 Class]
Survival +4 [+1 Rank, +3 Class]
SQ Darkvision, Link, Share Spells,
Evolutions Improved Damage (Claws)
EQUIPMENT AND GOLD
Load Light: 0-76, Medium: 77-153, Heavy: 154-230
Height 6ft 6
Eye Color Golden
Hair Color Golden Brown
Physical Appearance Azeri appears as a tall, human-esq looking bear, covered in a golden brown fur, with an arcane glyph burned in to his forehead. Azeri is tall and heavily muscled, his body and fur crackle with small bolts of electricity. He has strong, razor sharp claws and is not afraid to use them in the defense of his Ali.
Ali is an Unchained Summoner and Azeri is his Bear-esq Agathion Eidolon.
Character Death? Hell yeah. If he deserves to die, he deserves to die. I'll be playing it VERY careful but hey... Pharasma teaches us that we all have a time to go and we can't avoid it, only delay it slightly.
Jump in Later? Double hell yeah. I do not mind taking over for someone else, not at all. I would like to start from the start but I am easy. The characters are made now and can be easily leveled up.
Where you like to game? I am not picky but Roll20 or Theater of the Mind, if we had to choose.
Paragraph about the Character- Got a whole Physical, Mental and Background in the spoiler up there.
Need anything else, let me know.
P.S- I also suffer with an unnatural love of the comma.
May I present M'ara, an amalgam of a number of different characters that have over time been accepted to ROTRL campaigns , only to have said campaigns wither and die or be stillborn.
Death It happens, adventuring's a dangerous business. Should the unfortunate happpen , hopefully my companions have a body and the means for a raise dead ritual. If not, so be it. :)
Joining Later Would be honored to be so chosen.
Maps etc I've used them all, and have no particular preference. Though maps do help with combat placement, figuring out AoO , effectiveness of feats etc...
Background There's a detailed background in her profile, including an addendum if she's allowed to be a resident of Sandpoint.
She's already 20 point buy, but I'd have to update a bit for background skills, traits, familiar stats , etc...
Here are the applicants so far! I'm really enjoying reading through these stories. Keep em coming!
Sidenote: Don't forget to work out your stats before Saturday night.
Sidenote#2: I'm going to ask for no more than 2 characters per person. Players won't be playing multiple characters in the game (except for eidolons, familiars, etc of course).
Ali and Azeri submitted by Darkest Heart. NG Male Human. Summoner (Unchained)
Derreck submitted by Fenzik.
Furnok the Ferd submitted by Andrea1. NG Male Human. Ranger (Skirmisher)
Helgarr submitted by Edeldhur. CG Female Human. Barbarian (Invulnerable Rager / Urban Barbarian)
Jordi of Kenabres submitted by JuanAdriel. LG Male Human. Paladin
Karl Sarvo submitted by Wolfgang Rolf. TN Male Human. Slayer (Bounty Hunter)
M'ara submitted by Spazmodeus. CG Female Human. Witch
Maria submitted by Sahisysha Tree-Singer. Rogue
Sig submitted by N.Specter. TN Male Elf. Alchemist
Vandra and Jeaux submitted by DekoTheBarbarian. NG Male Human. Wizard (Spirit Binder)
Various Characters by Chuffster*
|Korak The Boisterous|
So here's a question... Do Eidolon get Background skills too? (I seriously doubt it but I have to ask. Two extra skill points would be pretty sweet!)
It's actually a great question, thanks for asking. I'm going to rule that eidolons do not gain background skills. My reasoning is that it would not only be a total of 4 bonus skill ranks per level to a character (well, player, that is), but the background skills would generally not fit thematically with an eidolon. I hope that's fair.
Maria submitted by Korak now. What's your thoughts on young characters, I'm thinking about it but I need your input.
Technically speaking, people learn to grow up very quickly when in terrible situations. It's mechanically no different from playing an old character, or anything like that.
That being said, there may be people out in Varisia who would be very concerned about a child adventuring with a party (including the party members).
So I'm not against it at all, and it won't have a serious impact on selection, just know that it's something that will come up every now and then in the game. I won't have an NPC mother abduct you or anything lol.
|Korak The Boisterous|
Actually that could be a rather fantastic plot point, and there are slight mechanical differences, an increase in dex, decrease in strength and mental stats, that's off the top of my head but I'd need to look it up.
a young character has a +2 bonus to Dexterity and a –2 penalty to Strength, Constitution, and Wisdom.
That's damn rough.
|Korak The Boisterous|
Uhm... 14 is Adult for a Human, can I just fudge the year? Haha The age is literally just for the fluff of being a Kid with his imaginary Bear.
Yeah I'm totally fine with that. Just don't suddenly have 18 wisdom okay? =P
And Korak, I think it'd be best to wave aside the stat changes and class restrictions. Just use your best judgement as to what would be suitable.
Sidenote: Also please don't make me accidentally kill a character who's like 10 yrs old alright? Let's set 12 as the absolute lowest okay?
|Korak The Boisterous|
|Korak The Boisterous|
|Korak The Boisterous|
DekoTheBarbarian wrote:Once designed a young human Wild Child Brawler. It was interesting to design. Never got to play him, though. He was...12 or 13 I think, can't remember now.Ooh, sounds fun.
I might design him again for this campaign as an optional character to play. Also found a feat for young characters that removes one of the stat penalties in Quests and Campaigns called Precocious Youth.
|Korak The Boisterous|
Karl's build will mostly be centered around utilizing the Dirty Trick maneuver. A number of his feats will be invested in Dirty Trick feats from Improved Dirty Trick to Dirty Trick Master by level 11, which he'll be able to use to great effect thanks to the special ability granted by the bounty hunter archetype, which allows him to replace sneak attacks with dirty tricks. Ranger Combat Style slayer talents will be used to acquire two-weapon fighting feats, giving him both a boost to damage and more dirty tricks. In short Karl will be a nightmare to the action economy of the enemies he faces, and should his opponents be immune to all possible effects of Dirty Trick, he'll still be able to bring a decent amount of damage to the table. He'll also be picking up Power Attack and Dazing Assault. I am still debating whether I should give him the Stamina feat.
Karl has a varied selection of skills, and while his face skills are the weakest they'll receive a significant bonus from the Studied Target Slayer Class ability and his bluff is already improved by the Human Racial Ability Focused Study. Stealth will also be something I'll focus on improving through the aforementioned Human Racial Ability and Slayer talents like Fast Stealth.
|Korak The Boisterous|
|Korak The Boisterous|
|Korak The Boisterous|