I was actually the second player, the one who was talking about playing an awakened animal. :D I've sent the PM the GM asked for, so we'll see what I end up doing for my character.
I've kind of got a lot of possible ideas I'm playing around with, and may wait and see if there's an area the submissions aren't covering well (unlikely) to see if I can narrow down.
Okay, then, a few possibilities I'd like to ask about:
*The Winter Wolf monster class from Dreamscarred Press's Monster Class: Woodlands
To give a little bit of information, the Winter Wolf class is a six-level class that basically makes you have the full stats of a winter wolf by the time you're sixth level. The dragon book provides both a full-dragon class complete with various draconic abilities, and archetypes for most classes that allow you to grow as a dragon over twenty levels but still have most of the major class features. The chimeramorph archetype is an archetype that can be applied to most any Paizo class that makes you a custom sort of chimera that just happens to be able to turn into a humanoid form.
If you want more info on any of them, I can PM you more details. My order of preference is probably Chimeramorph, then Winter Wolf, then Dragon.
Okay, so, now I actually had time to read the thread. I'm *very* interested. :D
Are you at all open to using some third-party sources for playing monsters? I have a *lot* of different ways of doing so I'd like to use... the "In the Company of..." series, some "Monster Class" pieces, even an archetype that turns your character into a custom chimera.
If not, I may go for an unusually mean-spirited faerie dragon, who's CN instead of CG because he's not as careful about making sure his pranks don't lead to serious injury and/or death.
Male Human Expert 3
"In the Blue Age all Kreen were winged. These were one of the... 'gifts' of the Red God, given as proof of his ability to return us to said age."
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Where can I get this book again?
/me has a large stash of unusual PC options he likes adding to
Official Recruitment for a Suicide Squad / Legends of Tomorrow mission based game(Tristalt, planar, multi worlds and more!!)
Looks like the Wiki says that
So the first bullet seems to mean that you get to stack talent access, and the third and fourth bullets mean that you use whichever caster level is higher.
Sounds like there's quite a bit of interest. :D
The point of the game would be to use the 3rd-party material that supports playing as monsters--things like Rite Publishing's "In the Company of *" series, or the recent chimeraborn archetype from Everyman Gaming, that sort of thing, so 3rd party material would definitely be welcome, though I might limit it just for the sake of my own sanity. For that matter, I'll probably say that you *need* to use a 3rd-party source for your monster--no race builder or "monsters as PC" rules, I want to actually see these 3rd-party monster rules in play.
I'm leaning towards Reign of Winter because I've played it before so I already have an idea of what I'd need to change for it. I do like the idea of Kingmaker, too. I'm not as inclined to run an evil campaign, though that won't keep the monsters from being evil, it just won't be the point of the campaign.
I'm not in a good spot to start the campaign now, but I will open up the recruitment once I've settled on which campaign to run, so if you have any last votes now that I've made those couple of points clear, let me know.
So I was looking through my pile of third-party content and realizing I have an awful lot of ways to play monster characters. A fairly brief look through things reveals I have rules for playing chimera, unicorn, gargoyle, treant, dragon, minotaur, ooze, pseudodragon, winter wolf, giants, golems, undead, hound archon, succubus, living magical item, centaur (for a certain definition of monster), lamia, several kinds of lycanthrope, and several kinds of fey.
Yes, I may have a certain interest in playing monsters. :D
But since it's not very frequent that games allow such characters, I'm considering running one myself. I don't have the time and creative energy nowadays to make something from scratch, and it's funny to think about anyways, so I was thinking of possibly running such a party through a Pathfinder Adventure Path.
If I did so, who would want to play? And what Adventure Path would you suggest? Obviously a more outdoor one like Ironfang Invasion or something would work better, but it's kind of funnier thinking of a winter wolf trying to pull off a successful rebellion in Hell's Rebels or something. XD
I'm not promising right now I will run it, just wanting to feel things out and see what kind of interest there might be.