Name: Inspector 74
I can sympathize with your predicament and I really like your solution!
Have you checked out People of the North? Book 3 of Jade Regent takes place on the Crown of the World. The Witchwar Legacy also takes place in norther Irrisen.
You could have Ratibor plan to betray Baba Yaga， but then betray the conspiracy. This would explain his light punishment.
Name: Baphomet Half-Battle, Jr.
Baphomet Half-Battle, Jr. was first to walk around the tatzlwyrm's lair and took interest in a large tree decorated with dead crows up on the path ahead. He was charmed by the dancing lights that bobbed around the tree, when one of them cast Color Spray on him. Vosi and Shor took turns stabbing the giant devil to death while Pym left to search for more victims.
The party's ratfolk witch had had some unlucky rolls and was nearly dead from frostbite, so he and his cat hid in the trees.
The swashbuckler was still trying to leap from tree to tree.
When Junior went below 0 HP, they decided "discretion is the better part of valor" and ran back to town.
Knight Druid wrote:
I think it depends mostly on your group. Are they willing to sit in front of a computer for 4-6 hours talking over video chat? For me it was boring and I backed out of the game after several sessions. I think it could be fun, but I think the GM would have to really engaging for me to play over videochat again.
I don't know how engaging I will be, but fortunately this campaign doesn't have too many sessions in it--in September I'll be moving out of the country. No one expects this to last more than four sessions.
How many people do you have on video chat? There are five of us in all and I'm worried that five videos will slow down the connection to the point that communication will just break down. I've been out of the country for a little while so I'm not really on the up and up with Google +, but I think all the sites listed in this thread should be enough to get us going for now.
I'm planning to run my first Pathfinder campaign this summer with my friends. Unfortunately, we don't even live in the same state, so we were thinking about playing over skype.
How is GMing online different from being in person? Are there any programs that are strong to use? I hear good things about http://rptools.net/. Any other advice?
Took your advice to heart. I know the Synthesist isn't terribly popular on this board, but I was thinking about giving the guy a small bonus based on his charisma to his eidolon pool per level and let him have a variety of weaker eidolons to summon/transform into. I'm not sure what the limit on summons/transformations per day would be.
I'd also give him the gradation of alter self/disguise self/polymorph etc. at the expense of the summon monster and spell casting class features.
The only part of the original Summoner class that remains is the Aspect feature, which is similar to the Infiltrator and the 3.5 Shapeshifter.
How does that sound?
I'm preparing to run a short campaign this summer and one of my friends wants to play a shapeshifter. Aside from adjusting the the BAB and the available forms, how would you make this class suitable for play?
Adding 2 fast healing every three levels seems horrifically broken. If I keep the class feature at all, I would slow it down to every four levels and only give him +1 fast healing.
Additionally, I think the form mutations need to be reworked. Since giants and elementals are no longer their own type, I would move those bonuses around and also add an ooze mutation that made the shapeshifter immune to piercing damage. I don't see this campaign going past level 10, so we won't run into the problem of a character who can turn into a dragon that is immune to critical hits, flanking, mind-altering effects and has a +2 to strength besides.
In the interest of discussion, do you think the form mutations are a balanced class feature? I was thinking about making the mutations weaker, more frequent, and apply only to the non-shifted shapeshifter. These mutations would be similar to some alchemist discoveries, like the option to grow wings or new appendages.
All that said, this is my first time as a GM so I don't have all the mechanics of the game down. Am I on the right track or is this class unsalvageable?
So I downloaded the ARG in January, but didn't have a chance to play with it until last night. One thing that tripped me up a little was the use of the term "monstrous" as a race type and also as a term for power levels. Maybe it was just because it was 3 AM, but it the simultaneous use of those terms made things a little confusing.
Are monstrous races naturally monstrous? Perhaps they could change the type to xenian (or maybe beast, to avoid similarity with outsider) or change the power level to epic or grotesque.