Guys, the reach weapon rules do not allow you to attack (with the reach weapon) a creature that is adjacent.
To apply a ruling from a published source, here is an exceprt from the CRB, with my bolding:
Most reach weapons double the wielder's natural reach, meaning that a typical Small or Medium wielder of such a weapon can attack a creature 10 feet away, but not a creature in an adjacent square.
Taking into account the idea of closer portions of a large creature getting in the way of being able to effectively use a weapon with reach (i.e. the shaft of the weapon bumps into part of the creature before the bladed bit does) I can understand both arguments:
1) for the imposition of a +2 cover bonus to the target's AC, and
2) inability to use the weapon effectively at all.
I lean toward the first interpretation.
If a creature wielding a reach weapon, a glaive, for example, is standing directly adjacent to an opponent, does she threaten that opponent? Can they contribute to flanking with an ally on the opposite side of the opponent?
If that same creature with the glaive is standing adjacent to a large opponent, does she threaten the large opponent? Can she flank the large opponent if an ally is standing directly opposite her, adjacent to the large opponent?
Think about details from his background. What made him become a vigilante? Is he seeking vengeance? Does he just think it's fun? Has he grown up comfortable, safe, loved, and happy, or was his earlier childhood more cruel?
Does he have a role model, whether it's a regular NPC he admires or another vigilante?
There is also a wealth of options in the monsters of Golarion, such as The Cloaker, The ____ (Red, Black, Shadow, Demon, etc.) Dragon, Darkmantle, assuming you are angling toward a dark, shadowy name.
Alternatively, Arrowhawk (not sure if there are arrowhawks on Golarion, but it's cool,) Hell Hound, The Tarrasque, The Wyvern.
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keith goudreau wrote:
Some of these I've seen, most of them I'm stealing, all of them I love.
A Gnome cavalier, mounted on a riding dog, à la Sir Didymus and Ambrosius from Labyrinth.
Roleplay him with delusional, but nonetheless grand, sweeping nobility, chivalry, and bravado. A fun-size Don Quixote who believes the riding dog is the paragon of chivalry and honor, and he is spending his life trying to be worthy of being borne by such an exquisite mount. Spend copious gold on the pooch, stabling him in the best accomodations, or letting the dog sleep in the inn while the gnome makes do in the stable. The dog drinks milk and honey and eats only the finest meats, while the gnome makes do with bread and water.
That's just what I was looking for. I wasn't trying to replace or improve upon Boon Companion, I just didn't know it was already out there.
I appreciate the information. Thanks, everyone!
The druid's class levels stack with levels of any other classes that are entitled to an animal companion for the purpose of determining the companion's statistics."
This feat allows ranger levels to stack with levels of any other class(es), including those which are not entitled to an animal companion, for purposes of determining the animal companion's advancement.
Essentially, with this feat, a multiclass ranger's class level -3 is the effective druid level, in regards to his animal companion.
I’m planning to play a multiclass ranger/sorcerer/arcane archer in an upcoming campaign. I’d like to solicit feedback regarding a feat before I propose it to my gaming group. Is there a way to make it more elegant? Does the feat dovetail gracefully with existing rules? Is it too specific or restrictive? I welcome any suggestions regarding the text, as well as opinions as to whether it is under- or overpowered.
I don't think there is an existing feat in the PRPG, and I have not found a similar house rule or other suggestion. If anyone knows of a similar thread, please let me know.
Prerequisite: Hunter’s bond class ability, ranger level 4th.
Benefit: Your effective druid level is equal to your class level –3 when determining your animal companion's Hit Dice, abilities, skills, and feats.
Normal: Without this feat, a ranger’s animal companion functions like the druid animal companion ability (which is part of the Nature Bond class feature), except that the ranger’s effective druid level is equal to his ranger level –3.
Ha! I meant my girlfriend (who is a big nerd, but only a part-time geek, and not really a gamer at all) and I.
I was in Grandview until last October. It was nice there, lots of good stuff within walking distance. I'd been there 10 years so Worthington is a nice change of scenery with its own advantages.
That reminds me, I hear there's a store out in Newark that I haven't been to before. Only way I discovered them was that they showed up on the Free RPG Day list. Need to go check it out since it isn't far from us far east siders.
What's the name of the store in Newark?
I love the GT and Ravenstone, I don't get to the Armory as often as I'd like, but I'm always up for trying out a new LGS.
T1 also mentions Ostverk, another small village, and Nulb, a small settlement six miles from Hommlet which I think was detailed in The Temple of Elemental Evil.
I'm just skimming, so I may have missed it, but I can't find mention of any specific village or country, no Istivin or Sterich, in G-1-2-3 Against the Giants.
The village of Barovia was detailed in the module I6: Ravenloft, but that wasn't until 1983.
I pulled out a stack of old modules and flipped through them. Good times.
It looks like you're running the RotRl, or at least a campaign set in Golarion. This might limit your options with only two players.
Would your group be open to setting RotRl aside for the time being and running a homebrew, maybe even one still set in Golarion, that you could gear toward a two-player party. You could even throw in an NPC spellcaster when the need arises.
A campaign focused around a pair of mercenary adventurers, or two agents of another entity (a wizard or a cleric), could have a very cool Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser feel. If you find one or more other players, you could pick up again with RotRl.
Alternatively, do you know anyone else who would be willing to learn to play?