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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Ikari sits quietly at the campfire. He has been brooding since the fight with Gaspar. He listens, intently, to Itami's tale, and Onna's reply, before speaking, slowly and softly.

"If I have learned one lesson from this mission, brothers and sisters, it is the importance of community. The merchants' community was fractured, divided: if they could have all trusted each other, then there would have been no murder - but only Jamila and Targos were truly family to each other. And strange as it was, their plan worked.

If we were not a family, we would surely have perished at the claws of those harpies, or to Gaspar and his goblins. We stood for each other. We stand for you now, Itami."

Ikari rises to his feet.

"I left my family. Not once, but twice. I rejected the cult of my birth-pack, as you rejected the cult of the Umbral Prince, Itami. I fled to the jinin elves, who were happy to entertain a spirit of the forest. But nine years later I left them too, for as kind as they were to me they were never truly my kin.

This is my family, my community. We will travel the open road together."

Ikari bows his head towards the rest of the skulk, his eyes closed.

Hiiragi:
Sensei Hiiragi notices that from beneath one eyelid Ikari glances at her, and the corner of his mouth tilts upwards just the smallest fraction.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Thanks again for running GM - can't wait to hear Itami's story :)

Thread for Dead Man's Debt is open. Start on Gameday.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

"Uhhhhh.... Gaspar! Hiiragi! No!"

Ikari scrambles in the sand, trying to get his bearings as the magical healing restores him to consciousness. Seeing a hobgoblin over him, he tries to defend himself and get back on his feet.

Standard action: total defense; move action: stand up (provokes AoO from Orange, AC vs AoO is 20 (don't remember if the prone penalty applies on the AoO?); free action: 5' step

Fatigued: 3 rounds remaining.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Hey Juzo, pretty sure you can position the burst to only include Gaspar - otherwise you’ll only catch the goblin, as Sleep targets the weakest creature first.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Holy crap, those dice GM! Juzo, make the BBEG go sleepy-byes please.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Ikari activates his "legacy of a princess" boon: for the next minute, if he hits an opponent in melee he gets +2AC against that opponent for 1 round.

Ikari snaps at Gaspar again..

bite v gaspar, rage, bard: 1d20 + 2 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 2 + 2 = 8damage, primary: 1d4 + 4 + 1 ⇒ (3) + 4 + 1 = 8

.. then attempts to tumble away, in order to await Hiiragi's spell.

acrobatics vs Gaspar: 1d20 + 8 - 1 ⇒ (7) + 8 - 1 = 14

GM reroll that! c'mon dicebot!

acrobatics vs Gaspar, gm reroll: 1d20 + 8 - 1 + 1 ⇒ (2) + 8 - 1 + 1 = 10

sorry folks, had to take a bit of a chance I thought, but the dicebot has betrayed me :( Ikari triggers an AoO from Gaspar as he retreats.

You can of course still enlarge Ikari if he gets dropped, then heal him, but he'll be fatigued for 4 rounds if he does get dropped unconscious by the AoO

"Grrrrr."

ETA: maybe Juzo's Sleep spell can target Gaspar?

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

AoO v Gaspar, spear, rage, bard: 1d20 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (6) + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 14damage: 1d8 + 1 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (5) + 1 + 2 + 1 = 9

GM, has Gaspar moved? It looks like he's taken a 5' step but his token hasn't moved on the map. Whether I full attack, withdraw, or attempt acrobatics will depend on where he's moved to somewhat.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Good point Kenta - GM, do the hobgoblins have noticeable missile weapons? (I'm guessing probably not because they closed to melee).

Hiiragi, completing your spell with two hobgoblins in your face might be tricky :o

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

If I do get enlarged, unless the battle has changed substantially by then, I intend to take a withdraw action to get into position where as many hobgobs as possible, as well as Gaspard, will have to provoke an AoO in order to close with us.

It may make sense for the rest of you to also withdraw behind Ikari's wall of whirling spear at that point.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

I think I can take an AoO against Gaspar with my spear?

AoO, rage, bard: 1d20 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (9) + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 17damage: 1d8 + 1 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (7) + 1 + 2 + 1 = 11

Ikari snarls and snaps at Gaspar, before stepping back and employing his spear again.

bite vs Gaspar, secondary, rage, bard: 1d20 + 2 - 5 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 2 - 5 + 2 + 1 = 1damage: 1d4 + 1 + 1 ⇒ (4) + 1 + 1 = 6

spear vs Gaspar, rage, bard: 1d20 + 3 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (17) + 3 + 2 + 1 = 23damage: 1d8 + 1 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 1 + 2 + 1 = 5

"You are a thief and a coward! You will be served just rewards for your crimes today, Gaspar."

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

sylvan:
I'll take the duel then Kenta. Everyone, get ready to rush him.

"I will take your duel, Gaspar. Here, I draw a line in the sand. Step forwards. We fight on foot, in melee. I will accept your surrender when you offer it."

Ikari enters a controlled rage and steps forwards, spear at the ready.

Itami if you can hit with a Ray of Enfeeblement that might be good. Big Hiiragi smash also welcome ;) I'm hoping if we drop Gaspard the hobgoblins will flee or surrender.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Ikari looks to his allies, his gaze lingering on Kenta a moment.

sylvan:
We could accept his challenge, then deceive him and rush him, try to kill him off before his goblins realise what's happening.

Combar Reflexes AoOs if we go to mass combat:

AoO 1, branched spear: 1d20 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (9) + 3 + 2 = 14damage: 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (3) + 1 = 4
AoO 2, branched spear: 1d20 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 3 + 2 = 11damage: 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (4) + 1 = 5
AoO 3, branched spear: 1d20 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 3 + 2 = 11damage: 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (3) + 1 = 4
AoO 4, branched spear: 1d20 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 3 + 2 = 11damage: 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (7) + 1 = 8
Possibly add +1 to hit and damage if Sionnach has started Inspire Courage

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Ikari regains consciousness. "The harpies?! What happened?"

He springs to his feet, surprised to find his wounds mostly healed.

"Damnit. We overestimated our strength, and underestimated theirs. I won't make that mistake twice! Do we have everything, and everyone? Let us be on our way.

Madam Hiiragi, I think it best if you employ one of my scrolls on me now. Just in case."

I'll roll. cure light wounds: 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 1 = 2

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

This encounter would have been a definite tpk but for the wands of clw and magic missile :o

Two harpies as a tier 1-2 encounter - I really can't fathom how this scenario didn't get retired.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Yay big Hiiragi! (and support!)

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

I think Hiiragi will get an AoO against the harpy - Hiiragi was healed for 2hp by Onna.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

stabilise? DC10: 1d20 + 2 - 2 ⇒ (11) + 2 - 2 = 11

Ikari lets out a low moan.

These monsters are stronger than they look...

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Ikari is down, at either -2 or -4 depending on whether this is the same day as the goblin ambush or later. His rage does not affect CON unless I spend some of my morale bonus on it (urban barbarian controlled rage).

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Ouch. Hot or cold dice are life and death and low level! I'd like to see if Itami's magic missile took out a harpy before I decide on actions. I think the harpy at -13 is the one that Hiiragi and Ikari hit.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Ikari steps forward, drawing his rapier with one hand, holding his spear loosely in the other, it being too long for the cramped quarters of the harpy lair.

rapier vs red harpy, rage to STR, flank: 1d20 + 2 + 2 + 2 ⇒ (13) + 2 + 2 + 2 = 19damage: 1d6 + 1 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 1 + 2 = 4

"Thieves! Murderers! You expect mercy when you show none to others?! You take what is not yours - you deserve no mercy."

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Ikari's spear is between Hiiragi and the advancing harpy...

AoO vs red harpy: 1d20 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (8) + 3 + 2 = 13damage: 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (5) + 1 = 6

combat reflexes

Hiiragi you could 5' step northeast then grow - you could also ready your attack for Ikari to step into a flank, or Ikari will ready his :)

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

sylvan:
”Now we know how they got their injuries. Thieves. Mahmoud’s murderers too. I say we attack them - take them by surprise. We can bring the evidence back to the caravan.”

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

"Allow us to look around then, and you will come to no harm. We won't tarry long."

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

sylvan:
"There is more to this than meets the eye. These monsters cannot be trusted, and they are here for a reason. I will not cut them down in cold blood, but..."[b]

[B]"Tell us, harpies: why are you here, in this monument to a foreign god, to an enlightened soul? What do you know of this place? We have shown you clemency: be mindful of that when you answer."

diplomacy?: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (11) + 5 = 16

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

I'm not sure what you mean by countries getting smaller? Do you mean in population, or GDP?

I'm not really in favour of central planning of a whole society. The tendency to corruption undermines such efforts. However, if we could be reasonably certain that machines could undertake that planning and be proof against hacking then that might be a route to a more equitable society. We're still a long way off that - an example of such a society would be Iain M Banks' 'Culture'.

Sadly, the word 'socialism' has been so long misrepresented or misunderstood that the political theory probably needs a re-brand (oh, the irony of that). The right-wing has done such a thorough job of convincing people that they are the sole guardians of 'freedom', in contradiction of all the evidence. He is not free who is compelled to sell his labour or starve.

One of the thoughts underpinning my research is that human flourishing requires liberation from the need to labour for a wage, and that liberation requires both advanced automation and the collectivisation of the ownership of machine labour.

Given that paizo shut down all the political threads on the forums a while back, this conversation is probably better continued on our discord channel.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

I support UBI as an intermediate step in social transformation. I want to see human flourishing supported and funded by machine labour.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4
Itami wrote:

Good luck GM! Thank you so much for what you've done for us! I just finished up a year long program with full-time student teaching and full-time grad school. It was rough, but doable. It definitely required being proactive. What do you teach? In terms of a PhD, I'd look at what you want out of your career before deciding.

Ikari, I would be very interested in your findings/thoughts on that topic! In the program I mentioned above, a big part of our teacher classes was how do we prepare students (and ourselves as teachers) for a future that is becoming increasingly automated/technology driven.

Dead Mans Debt looks good to me!

In my considered opinion, no job is safe against advancing automation. We now have machines capable of carrying out cognitive tasks previously only doable by humans. That's the difference between the current industrial revolution and those that have gone before. IBM's Watson software performs medical diagnoses; we have algorithms that can detect cancers from imaging scans with greater accuracy than humans who have trained for years for the job.

The most difficult tasks to automate are those requiring emotional labour - but at present, a great deal of that kind of labour is unpaid. We expect care to be given freely and not to be monetised. And perhaps that's right. So in the Higher Education setting, humans providing pastoral care or counselling to students are better proofed against robotisation than lecturers are. Algorithms can be used to mark undergrad essays now. (Some academics would say thank god for that).

Of course, we might decide as a society that we don't want maximal automation - that we prefer to reserve certain areas of employment for humans only. The biggest temptation (for capital owners) is to use human labour where it is cheap and easy to replace, and use machine labour for expensive work, where the investment in machine capital is paid off more quickly. But reserving only drudge jobs for humans would be a mistake likely to lead to social unrest, as the gulf in living standards between the owners of machine labour and those still forced to sell their own labour, possibly in competition with machines, widens.

When I say that we need to keep the wages, I am arguing for socialised ownership of machine labour. Our notion of work as a site of human fulfilment needs to change.

In my paid employment I am a trade union official. I advocate and negotiate for public sector workers (mainly in Higher Education, currently). I am probably more likely to take up a research job with one of the international trade union federations than I am to go into traditional Academia after completing my doctorate.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Sylvan:
"They are thieves and murderers, as bad as or worse than the goblins. They have taken up a lair in this place in order to strike at travellers. Travellers like us. No civilised soul would mourn their passing."

Ikari grips his spear - but does not level it at the harpies.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Cool. My thesis is political theory. It's about work and automation. Essentially, what should a good society do if (or when) the robots take all the jobs? The short answer is that it should make sure that humans get the wages even when robots do the work, but I need about 80,000 words to explain why I am right about that ;)

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

sylvan:
"They must be badly injured, or they'd have attacked us already. Look at all those bones."

"What happened here?' asks Ikari, even as he stuffs his ears with wax. Earplugs

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Good luck with your studies - I'm a part-time doctoral student, I work near full time hours in other paid employment, so the doctoral research is a long term effort. I'm around 3 years in to a roughly 7 year project. But that's currently on hold since I became a father 8 months ago - I hope to go back to my research in earnest next year.

Since Zer0darkfire can't join us in further fox games for a while at least, may I propose that I run 7-24 Dead Man's Debt next?

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

"Perhaps there are times when trickery may be used for the common good after all, Madam Hiiragi."

Ikari raises a furry eyebrow, and resolves to discuss this event with the priestess later.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

”A couple of hours isn’t going to make a dent in our supplies. We’re supposed to be pathfinders right? Explorers. This idol is unique. I want to know why it’s here. If it turns out to be the entrance to an underground city full of ascetic iroran vampires or something we can leave quickly.”

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

know.religion untrained: 1d20 ⇒ 9

"What is this idol? Hiiragi?"

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Not trying to dissuade you GM! Just checking your preference.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

GM, are you re-joining us for the next scenario?

I've had a look at the pfstracker with me removed from the group so I can see what I could GM. There are a few more options that come up, but a lot of these then disappear again with GM Zer0darkfire added back in.

If we're not getting you back next session I could run 7-24 Dead Man's Debt, but I'd need to get the GM credit for it reassigned to Ikari. I just GM'd it yesterday so it won't have been reported yet.

(I hope we will see your monk-wizard concept though GM :)

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

"No murderer would return with the body, and the evidence of their crime. Hopefully the rest of the caravan members are intelligent enough to know this. We should take Mamoud with us. And as this does not look like goblins' work, we should expect further trouble."

"Of course, this is a moot point if we cannot find the caravan again."

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

I can't get with the notion that anybody in Golarion knows what a 'class' is, or knows that anybody belongs to that 'class' - they're strictly meta-concepts for players of the game, in my view.

If the contrary were true, NPC class members would know they were NPCs and that would annihilate all social structure. "Hey, Lord Bob is an Aristocrat." "Whaaat? I'm a Fighter/Rogue man, no way I'm listening to that loser!"

I would never make an in-character introduction saying something like "I am Ikari Hateshinai, urban barbarian and varisian pilgrim cleric of Daikitsu." I might say "I am Ikari, I am the endless rage of the the divine Daikitsu, a holy warrior and a preacher."

And compared to a few of my characters, Ikari is a pretty straightforward build; how would my martial kraken caller be described when he's an untamed rager barbarian / snakebite striker brawler / kraken caller druid?

If characters are thought of in terms of having a profession though, that makes a bit more sense. The various martial classes are 'warriors' (paladins being obviously a bit different in being declared divinely inspired champions of good and law), arcane casters are 'mages', divine casters are 'priests', rogue-likes are 'rogues' or 'thieves' or 'scouts' or possibly any number of things.

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

I'm happy to GM - of the scenarios that look to be a fit on our pfstracker I can offer 4-15 The Cyphermage Dilemma, or 4-18 The Veteran's Vault.

I'm currently running a couple of tables, which will probably want a few weeks to complete but should be done by Gameday. I'll be running a module during Gameday, but could happily run a scenario for this group at the same time as that module.

The Exchange

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Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

"Releasing them only increases the likelihood of their attacking other honest merchants later... but I will not chase them into the desert if they flee."

Ikari puts his spear between the goblins and the caravan, ready to finish the goblins off should they fail to run for their lives.

Then he has another idea.

"Let's disarm them first, and take any potions or alchemical items they might carry."

He frisks the little monsters, and takes their blades from them.

The Exchange

active effects:
Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

"These monsters aren't going to volunteer to mend their ways and turn to honest labour. There is no authority out here to turn them over to. Taking them with us is not an option. A quick, clean death is better than roasting under this sun."

The Exchange

active effects:
Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

"They are bandits, thieves, and worse. Their intent was murderous. Better to kill them cleanly now..."

Ikari growls, spear point held over the prone goblins.

Won't kill them if anyone else wants to spare them, but Ikari sees no reason not to kill the goblins.

The Exchange

active effects:
Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Is 3hp damage still correct if I killed an incoming goblin on an AoO?

"Grrrr. Fool creatures, trying to steal from us!"

spear vs red goblin, controlled rage to STR, bless, crowd control: 1d20 + 3 + 2 + 1 + 1 ⇒ (10) + 3 + 2 + 1 + 1 = 17damage: 1d8 + 4 ⇒ (8) + 4 = 12
bite vs purple goblin, secondary, rage, bless, crowd control: 1d20 + 2 - 5 + 2 + 1 + 1 ⇒ (19) + 2 - 5 + 2 + 1 + 1 = 20damage: 1d4 + 1 ⇒ (4) + 1 = 5

Full attack - Ikari is normally in human form in civilised lands, but has no reason to not be in kitsune form here

AoOs if triggered:

AoO1, spear, rage, bless: 1d20 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (18) + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 26damage: 1d8 + 4 ⇒ (1) + 4 = 5
AoO2, spear, rage, bless: 1d20 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (15) + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 23damage: 1d8 + 4 ⇒ (4) + 4 = 8
AoO3, spear, rage, bless: 1d20 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (4) + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 12damage: 1d8 + 4 ⇒ (8) + 4 = 12
AoO4, spear, rage, bless: 1d20 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (20) + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 28damage: 1d8 + 4 ⇒ (5) + 4 = 9

In the very unlikely event that the 4th AoO actually triggers: confirm crit?: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (3) + 8 = 11extra damage: 2d8 + 8 ⇒ (1, 2) + 8 = 11

[ooc]Add +1 to hit for Crowd Control if Ikari is adjacent to at least 2 enemies when the attack is triggered.

The Exchange

active effects:
Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Ikari has combat reflexes and a reach weapon, so ought to get AoOs as the goblins close. Doesn't look like it's a surprise round, we've had warning.

AoO vs red gobbo, branched spear: 1d20 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 3 + 2 = 6damage: 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (3) + 1 = 4
AoO vs blue gobbo, branched spear: 1d20 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (10) + 3 + 2 = 15damage: 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 1 = 2
AoO vs purple gobbo, branched spear: 1d20 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (17) + 3 + 2 = 22damage: 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 1 = 2
AoO vs grey gobbo, branched spear: 1d20 + 3 + 2 ⇒ (19) + 3 + 2 = 24damage: 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (8) + 1 = 9

Depending on timing of the goblins' attacks, I may get to add Crowd Control for +1 to hit and AC - this triggers if more than one enemy is adjacent to two or more enemies.

If my AoOs drop any of the incoming goblins that might reduce the damage I took?

Ikari reacts with elf-trained reflexes, his spear a whirlwind of razor-sharp steel leaves.

The Exchange

active effects:
Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

survival vs heat: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (6) + 1 = 7

Fort vs heat, outfit, tireless: 1d20 + 4 + 2 + 2 ⇒ (9) + 4 + 2 + 2 = 17

Despite being unfamiliar with the desert, Ikari is no stranger to toil and bears up well enough under the strain.

perception vs sandstorm: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (12) + 5 = 17

"HOKAMA! Halt the camel train till the storm passes!"

The Exchange

active effects:
Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Ikari finds much to discuss with the three merchants, absorbing their varied philosophies and strategies, and offering them snippets of Daikitsun wisdom pertaining to trade, hard work, and the open road.

Should any of the three reject the notion of earning profit through hard work, Ikari scowls and shuns them for the remainder of the trip.

In quiet moments Ikari enjoys the company and instruction of Hiiragi.

The Exchange

active effects:
Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4
Itami wrote:


The issue I had in mind, Hiiragi, was actually THIS FAQ :( Can't imagine the three beefcakes next to her would let strangers finish casting a spell while in her presence.

Spell manifestations, applying equally to SLA's. It's sucky rule that doesn't fit with how Spellcraft always operated but got shoehorned in to prevent Psychic casting always being undetectable with no resource investment from the caster.

"A fine caravan you have. Every caravan needs friends. Friends with weapons, friends with magic. Friends like us. The traveller's way is a noble one, and the Goddess will smile on your venture if you'll have the Lady Hiiragi along. And her humble acolyte of course." Ikari bows.

"In addition to my friends proposal whatever that may be you would profit greatly by joining with a group of merchants for whom I often work. I can introduce you, at no cost to yourself."

diplomacy to recruit to Exchange (Faction Card goal DC16): 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (14) + 5 = 19

I'm sure we've already smashed the DC for joining the caravan.

The Exchange

active effects:
Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Can any of us hit the DC by taking 20? Is that appropriate in these circumstances?

The Exchange

active effects:
Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

Oops.

will vs sleep, rage: 1d20 + 1 + 2 ⇒ (16) + 1 + 2 = 19

"A warrior's job is never done!"

The Exchange

active effects:
Male Kitsune Barbarian (urban) 1 / Cleric ('varisian' pilgrim) 1 | current AC 17 (18) T 13 FF 14 | HP 22/22 | F +6 R +3 W +3 | CMD 15 |Init +3 | Perc +5 | Rage 6/6 | Channel 4/4 | Grow 4/4 | Calm 4/4

"Grrrr."

Ikari enters the room, swerving past the lead leper.

acrobatics to avoid possible AoO from white: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (9) + 8 = 17

Then thrusts his spear at the same cultist.

spear vs white, controlled rage, bard: 1d20 + 3 + 2 + 1 ⇒ (14) + 3 + 2 + 1 = 20damage: 1d8 + 4 + 1 ⇒ (3) + 4 + 1 = 8

AoOs if triggered:

AoO 1: 1d20 + 3 + 2 + 1 + 2 ⇒ (9) + 3 + 2 + 1 + 2 = 17damage: 1d8 + 4 + 1 ⇒ (3) + 4 + 1 = 8
AoO 2: 1d20 + 3 + 2 + 1 + 2 ⇒ (11) + 3 + 2 + 1 + 2 = 19damage: 1d8 + 4 + 1 ⇒ (6) + 4 + 1 = 11
AoO 3: 1d20 + 3 + 2 + 1 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 3 + 2 + 1 + 2 = 12damage: 1d8 + 4 + 1 ⇒ (6) + 4 + 1 = 11

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