Volcano's Land - Mercury Morn

Game Master Miner Cotren

Darkness surrounds the land where the peoples of Volcano, River, and Forest live under a Fallen Sky.

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I will PM you some info.

--->As long as you can convince your host to pick up the axe and take it with you, then the Krz story will continue.


Coolie cool. Gotta see if I can come up with a character I am happy playing opposite to a very angry Kallik


BaB:6/1 | HP:45/57 | AC:17 T:12/14 FF:15 | Fort:4 Ref:9 Will:7/13(Compulsion/Charm) +4 vs bardic performances, sonic, language effects | Init: +2 |
Effects:
-13 to will
Resources:
1 1st, 1 2nd, 2 3rd, 12 rds perf

What are your thoughts on words of power? I'm beginning to imagine Abnaki as using a more primal magic? And if yes, would I still get to keep the stone spells that my bard architype gives me, like sorcerers keep bloodline spells?


Hmm, let me look into it, because having your mind scrambled by using the Declarative's magic would be a pretty good introduction to Abnaki finding his own "griot" or storytelling magic. Hmm...


So ideas thus far, want to make sure I'm getting them right:

Gabriel - sygian slayer, shadows / veins are completely gone

Samen - now sharing living space with Stof and Abbygailiwy

Kallik - now a phantom, host details yet to be determined

Abnaki - primzl storyteller, possibly Words of Power


I'm going to hold off on posting for the moment, simply because we have enough interesting work to do on the characters first. I think the RP will come more naturally once we know more. For instance:

Samen, if you are willing, you can take the "voices" of Abby and Stof and make them a part of your posting. I was thinking more about it, and having me (the DM) constantly putting words in your mouth and taking control seems...not fun in the long run.

What do you think about the idea of RPing all 3 voices and actions yourself? I might occasionally narrate "who wins control" at any given point, but the exact actions, etc will still be YOUR character, and YOUR posts.

Reasonable? I think it will be both a challenge but also really fun.


Phew! And finally, a simple one:

Mycos, a race based in fungus and Rot, with undifferentiated anatomy (they have basically one kind of cell, that does lots of things)

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Squishy Hardiness: +2 Con
Foreign Bodies: Immune to poison and disease
Distant Minds: Advantage vs mind-effecting spells.

And that's it. Simple race.


Ah, I saw thus after your message. Sinole races are easy. They medium or small? And a language pretty please


Your size is small - most Mycos are medium, but your specific sect is small. (speed is still 30 feet)

Language: Blurp, which is ROUGHLY the underommon equivalent of Rasp and Creak (so you can speak both the Fey languages poorly, and your own unique language well).

Because you are trained to "host" any kind of phantom before you are chosen, you also know Common. Again, this is unusual among Mycos.


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Male Neutral Oread Magus (staff magus)(Elemental Paragon) 9 | Arcane pool: 6/7 | HP: 65/65 | AC: 18(+stf bonus) (12 Tch, 15 Fl) | BAB: 6, CMB: +11, CMD: 23 | F: +9, R: +7, W: +10 | Init: +2 | Perc: 2, SM: 2 | Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None. | Spells: 0th: AS, Det. Mg, RoF, Arc. Mk, RoF 1st: (Elemental) Frostbite 3/3, Det. elem 2/2 2nd: bladed dash 2/2 Frigid Touch 2/2 Shatter 1/1 3rd: Infuse Self 2/2 Planar Inquiry 0/1

Yeah, I'm content with running all three voices. If it's not too annoying, I was thinking about beginning to use the "we/us" pronouns.

I'm imagining this entity will continue to have Abby's hunger for new flavors and experiences, and Stof's lack of empathy. I don't want to play it evil, but that seems like a natural tendency of this creature.

I'm thinking Samen would be able to identify with Abby's desire to learn and Stof's desire in increase power with a new character goal of making more elementally infused abominations out of dead bodies (and then potentially eating them). Unified under this goal, they can all be pulling in the same direction without becoming a complete monster.

Are you thinking there would be any mechanical changes with this, or just RP?


BaB:6/1 | HP:45/57 | AC:17 T:12/14 FF:15 | Fort:4 Ref:9 Will:7/13(Compulsion/Charm) +4 vs bardic performances, sonic, language effects | Init: +2 |
Effects:
-13 to will
Resources:
1 1st, 1 2nd, 2 3rd, 12 rds perf

Are we getting more evil? If so, I'd probably want to try and rebuild Abnaki a bit more permanently, he's still fundamentally a good soul, even if he's a bit splintered at the moment.


Male True neutral Ifrit / 3 UC rogue / 6 Stygian Slayer | HP: 65/65| AC: 23 (16 Tch, 18 Fl) | CMB: +10/+5, CMD: 26| F: +9, R: +14, W: +6 | Init: +7 | Perc: +11, SM: +12 | Speed 30ft , +10ft sprinter | Active conditions: None.

Gabriels going to be a lost little fire boy with zero knowledge of how to interact without his shadows lol.


Male Neutral Oread Magus (staff magus)(Elemental Paragon) 9 | Arcane pool: 6/7 | HP: 65/65 | AC: 18(+stf bonus) (12 Tch, 15 Fl) | BAB: 6, CMB: +11, CMD: 23 | F: +9, R: +7, W: +10 | Init: +2 | Perc: 2, SM: 2 | Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None. | Spells: 0th: AS, Det. Mg, RoF, Arc. Mk, RoF 1st: (Elemental) Frostbite 3/3, Det. elem 2/2 2nd: bladed dash 2/2 Frigid Touch 2/2 Shatter 1/1 3rd: Infuse Self 2/2 Planar Inquiry 0/1

In my experience, running an evil PC sucks for the whole table unless everyone is into it.

I don't want to be getting more evil, but Stof and Abby are neither one motivated by anything good. Samen had historically been running a personal ponzi scheme of meeting their ever increasing demands in exchange for keeping them in line, but without bodily autonomy, that will become more complicated. I'm thinking a unified, if unseemly, goal is the best way to do that.


Samen ---- That's reasonable. Samen has always been the grayest character anyway. No worries with a dark gray True Neutral.

Others: Abnaki has a good heart - he can struggle, but I'd prefer a storyteller to have hope. I'm interested to see what Gabe does. Kallik and I have talked and we will definitely be seeing a non-evil character :)

So overall, Samen is definitely falling prey to his own methods, which is wonderful as a character arc, but I'd prefer we not go "full evil" as it were.


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Very appropriate new profile pic, Samen!


Male True neutral Ifrit / 3 UC rogue / 6 Stygian Slayer | HP: 65/65| AC: 23 (16 Tch, 18 Fl) | CMB: +10/+5, CMD: 26| F: +9, R: +14, W: +6 | Init: +7 | Perc: +11, SM: +12 | Speed 30ft , +10ft sprinter | Active conditions: None.

I dont think Gabe could do evil. How he acts and plays is edgy but he does what he considers good and just, of that means overturning the status quo then he will


BaB:6/1 | HP:45/57 | AC:17 T:12/14 FF:15 | Fort:4 Ref:9 Will:7/13(Compulsion/Charm) +4 vs bardic performances, sonic, language effects | Init: +2 |
Effects:
-13 to will
Resources:
1 1st, 1 2nd, 2 3rd, 12 rds perf

What's the verdict on Words of Power? I'll need to do some revamping spells? Also, am I still an Oread? What about part fey? Should I stop trying to get the oread earth glider feat? If so, can I swap the feats that I've already taken towards something else?


Heh, it's nice to have the enthusiam of PbP back again. I'll have an answer about Words of Power today.

Let's take the week/weekend to polish up characters and figure out what our characters look/feel like, and we'll start posting either Sunday or Monday.


BaB:6/1 | HP:45/57 | AC:17 T:12/14 FF:15 | Fort:4 Ref:9 Will:7/13(Compulsion/Charm) +4 vs bardic performances, sonic, language effects | Init: +2 |
Effects:
-13 to will
Resources:
1 1st, 1 2nd, 2 3rd, 12 rds perf

Works for me! Looking forward to being back!


Female NG Oread Hunter 9 | HP: 65/65 | AC: 20(currently 23) (13 Tch, 18 Fl) | CMB: +7, CMD: 20 | F: +12 (+18 vs death eff), R: +12 (+14), W: +11(+17 vs Neg energy) | Init: +3 | Perc: +16 (Darkvision 60ft), SM: +3 | Speed 30ft/ Burrow 10ft | Animal Focus:11/12 minutes/day| Spells: 1st 4/5, 2nd 4/4, 3rd 3/3 | Active conditions: None.

I was a bit busy with my wife being sick the last few days, but I'd be in, preferring to be as "mostly unchanged" as possible if that works.


Welcome Sequoya!

And yes, that will actually make for an interesting contrast with the rest (all of whom are changing it would seem!)


WOW, Words of Power is interesting at first glance! I can't help but think it's perfect for the direction Abnaki is going, so my answer is YES, but I reserve the right to tinker with you after I see the rough draft of the updates, and what you can do. It could be too weak or too strong (I don't have any preconceptions), so we shall see how it goes. It's interesting, so I'll willing to give it a shot.


Abnaki, let's make a simple "half fey" template for your former oread as you are rebuilding:

--Keep most qualities, etc of your race

--We'll turn one thing on its head - you have -2 Str and + 2 Cha (and the standard +2 Wis)

--Feel free to retrain your feats - you straight up have Earth Glide (5 ft, through stone, etc). That is your one gift from me :)


Samen, you have "Fly" permanently. No need to cast it.


Gabriel, the Invisibility effect of the Stygian Slayer has a duration of 24 hours for you. You can only cast it once per day as it states, but it lasts all day (unless it gets dispelled!)


Kallik and Sequoya, I'll need more time on your "gifts" (we're not doing a new level anytime soon, so medium-tier abilities is my way of showing growth in power). In particular, I'll need to see the phantom's build (eventually, no rush)


Male True neutral Ifrit / 3 UC rogue / 6 Stygian Slayer | HP: 65/65| AC: 23 (16 Tch, 18 Fl) | CMB: +10/+5, CMD: 26| F: +9, R: +14, W: +6 | Init: +7 | Perc: +11, SM: +12 | Speed 30ft , +10ft sprinter | Active conditions: None.

Cool thanks


The language of the Mycos, known as Blurp, will be represented by "Igbo" from google translate.


Male True neutral Ifrit / 3 UC rogue / 6 Stygian Slayer | HP: 65/65| AC: 23 (16 Tch, 18 Fl) | CMB: +10/+5, CMD: 26| F: +9, R: +14, W: +6 | Init: +7 | Perc: +11, SM: +12 | Speed 30ft , +10ft sprinter | Active conditions: None.

Btw the invisibility ability states are higher levels i get more casts does that apply still?


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Yep! That would be useful if you want to invis, slay a guard, go invis again, etc.


BaB:6/1 | HP:45/57 | AC:17 T:12/14 FF:15 | Fort:4 Ref:9 Will:7/13(Compulsion/Charm) +4 vs bardic performances, sonic, language effects | Init: +2 |
Effects:
-13 to will
Resources:
1 1st, 1 2nd, 2 3rd, 12 rds perf

Thank you! A few quick questions:

I was already a gemsoul oread, which is +cha, +str, -wis. Should I just swap the +2 str, and the -2 wis around?

I had removed "Crystilne form: 1/day deflect a single ray spell as deflect arrows, +2 racial ac vs rays," and, "Granite Skin: +1 natural armor bonus to AC" from my character sheet a while ago, as I no longer was crystalline or granite, post fey transformation. I hadn't replaced them with anything. Should I put them back?

I already had 10ft burrow speed from my race, (dirt only) can I convince you of earth glide 10 to match it? No is ok, but I feel that is probably in line with permanent 60ft fly speed! :)

Finally, I am requesting that I get to keep stoneshape as a 3rd level spell on my list. I really like that spell. It's probably Abnaki's signature spell.


BaB:6/1 | HP:45/57 | AC:17 T:12/14 FF:15 | Fort:4 Ref:9 Will:7/13(Compulsion/Charm) +4 vs bardic performances, sonic, language effects | Init: +2 |
Effects:
-13 to will
Resources:
1 1st, 1 2nd, 2 3rd, 12 rds perf

Proposed reworked Abnaki:

Stuff:

Feats:
Swapping out Harmonic Spell, and the two Oread Feats for:
Spell Focus Enchantment
Greater Spell Focus Enchantment
Fey Performance

Spells:

Target Words: All
Meta Word: 4/day: (Boost)
* = interesting boost spells
Spells marked with a & have +2 DC

0's: Beacon, Cramp, Decipher*, Echo, Lift, Sense Magic

1st: 6/day DC:16 Friendship&, Glide, Lesser Cure, Simple Order&*, Wrack

2nd: 6/day (Or 0/0) DC:17 Accelerate*, Disappear*, Discordant Note, Enhance form

3rd: 4/day (Or 1/1, 2/0, 0/0/0) DC:18 stoneshape, Complex Order&, Torture, Farsight*


Abnaki,

Good call on the stats, so switch str and wis.

"Mind of the Trickster Race": you have +4 racial on saving throws vs mind-affecting spells.

HA, fine, 10 ft it is.

Yep, keeping stoneshape is fine.

I will look at the second post later tonight --- just answering the questions from the first post.


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Is Saturday/Sunday a reasonable timeline for most of the character updates?

Remember. knowing how your character will "feel" when we wake up is the most important thing, so we can start posting on Monday.

I'll start warming up over the weekend with a few initial posts. I will let you know when we start for real.


Male True neutral Ifrit / 3 UC rogue / 6 Stygian Slayer | HP: 65/65| AC: 23 (16 Tch, 18 Fl) | CMB: +10/+5, CMD: 26| F: +9, R: +14, W: +6 | Init: +7 | Perc: +11, SM: +12 | Speed 30ft , +10ft sprinter | Active conditions: None.

I'll have updates on sunday. Its my day off


Samen, that was an awesome post. Very glad to be back.

Qizzl, I am looking forward to seeing how this character develops :)


Me too!

Sameness it was difficult to follow that. So its three voices in one head?


Male True neutral Ifrit / 3 UC rogue / 6 Stygian Slayer | HP: 65/65| AC: 23 (16 Tch, 18 Fl) | CMB: +10/+5, CMD: 26| F: +9, R: +14, W: +6 | Init: +7 | Perc: +11, SM: +12 | Speed 30ft , +10ft sprinter | Active conditions: None.

So in the process of rebuilding Gabriel. Some things changed but not his role as Stealthy boy melee man. He still does that but sacrificed the fighter advantages for some versatility thanks to Slayer.

Gabriel can switch hit, having added Archery to his repertoire with slayers ranger combat style talents.

His sneak attack is roughly the same lol

More skills.

He's not a mage but soon he'll sure as heck be able to fake it mainly in the form of illusion slas and ability to auto use wands with illusion spells

Just a little mechanical rundown for yall. Character wise we'll see how he adapts


Male Neutral Oread Magus (staff magus)(Elemental Paragon) 9 | Arcane pool: 6/7 | HP: 65/65 | AC: 18(+stf bonus) (12 Tch, 15 Fl) | BAB: 6, CMB: +11, CMD: 23 | F: +9, R: +7, W: +10 | Init: +2 | Perc: 2, SM: 2 | Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None. | Spells: 0th: AS, Det. Mg, RoF, Arc. Mk, RoF 1st: (Elemental) Frostbite 3/3, Det. elem 2/2 2nd: bladed dash 2/2 Frigid Touch 2/2 Shatter 1/1 3rd: Infuse Self 2/2 Planar Inquiry 0/1

Yes, three voices in the head. Samen himself was the freaked out one. Stof was the terse one. Abby was the verbose one.

Most of the time, I don't plan on posting the internal councils, but if I do, I'll be sure to label who is speaking for clarity. In this case, however, the confusion was an intentional literary device for the purpose of introduction.

Mechanically, I feel like there should be substantial differences, but I have no idea how to model those. Would I have different stat blocks for who is in charge at any given time? Do they roll knowledge checks independently? Or should I just make all of that an abstraction and keep the mechanics largely unchanged?


Abnaki, could you give me like 3 examples of how you might use Words of Power? Like, a small-ish trick, and medium trick, and a really powerful spell? I'd like to know what I'm getting into (and I'm just honestly not going to learn the system in its entirety)


Gabriel, thanks for the update!

Samen, I definitely want it to be an abstraction. It's more like (you rolled a nat 1, so Abby is too bored to have you succeed right now), not (let's have 3 entirely separate characters, which would turn into a chore)

We might re-visit once we see how everyone's new-ish character plays, but overall I am a huge fan of simplicity leading to interesting situations, rather than having everything sagging under the weight of complexity.


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Male True neutral Ifrit / 3 UC rogue / 6 Stygian Slayer | HP: 65/65| AC: 23 (16 Tch, 18 Fl) | CMB: +10/+5, CMD: 26| F: +9, R: +14, W: +6 | Init: +7 | Perc: +11, SM: +12 | Speed 30ft , +10ft sprinter | Active conditions: None.

Btw Gabriel picked up via rogue talent the Ninja trick pressure points which does 1 point in of ability score damage whenever he lands a sneak attack. So that minor debuff exists too


BaB:6/1 | HP:45/57 | AC:17 T:12/14 FF:15 | Fort:4 Ref:9 Will:7/13(Compulsion/Charm) +4 vs bardic performances, sonic, language effects | Init: +2 |
Effects:
-13 to will
Resources:
1 1st, 1 2nd, 2 3rd, 12 rds perf

I'm not really a high enough level to do anything too fancy with words of power yet. Pretty much my best tricks are casting complex order, and accelerate. Not at the same time either. That being said, accelerate is like single target haste+ that has some synergy with haste, so that's a pretty neat trick. Giving people neo-pounce is really nice. Next spell level, I start to get fun tricks however, as well as a rounds/level dominate, which I will probably pick up the ability to boost to target fort saves.
4th level spells let me do fun combos like accelerate+enhance form, friendship+torture(to make it stick better), and probably some other cool non-combination tricks. But as mentioned, at the moment, my spells don't really combine well. So traditional casting is still in vogue, as he gets the hang of it.


Gotcha. I also love the idea of small amounts of domination, since you definitely picked that up from the Declarative.


Hi All --- with the holidays coming up, any dates you will for sure be unavailable? For me, it will be roughly 24th - 26th, could post as early as the 27th.

Let me know when you get a chance.


I don't want to get carried away with just one PC, so how about a quick check in --- is everyone feeling ok with posting once every day or 2, starting in the near future? If not, what about after the holidays?


Male Neutral Oread Magus (staff magus)(Elemental Paragon) 9 | Arcane pool: 6/7 | HP: 65/65 | AC: 18(+stf bonus) (12 Tch, 15 Fl) | BAB: 6, CMB: +11, CMD: 23 | F: +9, R: +7, W: +10 | Init: +2 | Perc: 2, SM: 2 | Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None. | Spells: 0th: AS, Det. Mg, RoF, Arc. Mk, RoF 1st: (Elemental) Frostbite 3/3, Det. elem 2/2 2nd: bladed dash 2/2 Frigid Touch 2/2 Shatter 1/1 3rd: Infuse Self 2/2 Planar Inquiry 0/1

I'm good.


Male True neutral Ifrit / 3 UC rogue / 6 Stygian Slayer | HP: 65/65| AC: 23 (16 Tch, 18 Fl) | CMB: +10/+5, CMD: 26| F: +9, R: +14, W: +6 | Init: +7 | Perc: +11, SM: +12 | Speed 30ft , +10ft sprinter | Active conditions: None.

I'll be a bit busy this week due to working retail and it being the holidays. Once those are over things should be normal for a bit


Sorry. Things have settled. I'll catch up after work. The 27th seems a good time considering the holidays.


Understood :)

I've got the perfect thing to answer Samen's question in the meantime.

Let's say: post ONCE if you can in the next week or so, just to react to what's happened so far.

I'll provide a few answers and some scenery over the next few days

We'll be back on the 27th

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