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Full Name

John Hathaway


humanlike humanoid


Barbarian 1/Cloistered Cleric 5/Technomancer 5




medium (functions as large for purposes of calculating CMD vs bull rush)



Special Abilities

Minorly Obsessive: unable to leave a room if the switches on the lightswitch panel are not all pointing in the same direction. In exchange, never forgets where wallet, keys, or phone are.


Lawful Good


Jesus Christ


New Jersey


English, scattered words in Hebrew, German, Turkish, Japanese


Corporate Sector, IT Support

Strength 11
Dexterity 8
Constitution 12
Intelligence 16
Wisdom 16
Charisma 13

About John Hathaway

I love games like Pathfinder and D&D for the same reasons I love books and movies and (some) video games - Story. At the heart of each is a story that is being told, and with tabletop RPGs it's a story I get to participate in and help shape. It's a thrill and a joy that no other medium of storytelling can convey to the same degree. To sit down at a table with some of my closest and dearest friends for hours on end and collectively compose a story we all find riveting and compelling is an awesome thing - and I am extremely grateful for every all-too-rare opportunity I get to sit at that table.

Now, speaking of stories, I do have to confess that there are some particular themes that I am an absolute sucker for:

  • Time Travel - I love it and all the wonky paradoxes it makes me consider
  • Redemption - redemption stories hook me like none other
  • Bad Guy is related to the Hero - it's hackneyed and overdone many times, but I still love it when the bad guy turns out to the hero's brother or dad or best friend or former lover
  • Duality - stories that explore the inner struggle of Good vs Evil

    So, Paizo - feel free to smash those four things together and I'd sell a kidney* if I had to in order to acquire it.

    *purchase of kidney does not imply it belonged to seller. Purchase is final, no refunds or exchanges.