The year was 2009 and I was constantly amused by the crazy media revolving around our new president. I came up with a comic strip called Politics and Gaming do not Mix.
The idea was high school D&D club with Obama as a mysterious kid who transfers from another school. None of the students know what school he was transferred from but he has a mysterious K on his letterman's jacket and no one has seen his transcripts.
Now young Barry is stepping in as GM after the previous GM left the game in shambles.
At the table sits Sarah Palin, Glen Beck and Keith Olbermann.
I drew out pages and pages of material and wrote scripts for them but never matched the two an lost most of it during a move.
It some point I'd like to start up a new Politics and gaming strip but I can't imagine a cast of characters as strong and what we had in 2009. Sarah, Keith and Glenn were a treasure trove of comedic material and while they are not gone they are not as prevalent as they were.
Sorry about that.
Great work Belabras!
Here is mine.
I posted more on this similarly titled thread.
I wish you all the best in your artistic endeavors.
I think I have a thread poking around someplace with a few of my old drawings. I went to school for illustration and graphic design but by 2006 when I got out of school the market bottomed out and like many artists I found myself working in an office and art became a hobby.
My skills have atrophied considerably since then.
Be careful asking for feedback P@trick. The internet can be a cruel place and if you are not used to art criticism it can sting. Hell it can sting in academic settings too. I had one instructor tell me in front of the entire class that my drawings looked like "bad lawn art".
Anyway I always enjoy seeing fellow gamers artwork and look forward to seeing what you produce.
I scanned this illustration last night. I'm not sure were I was going with this one as it was drawn maybe 12 years ago.
I think I was reading a lot of manga and watching a lot of anime at the time and was thinking about how minimalist the art is. So I tried emulating the confident line work and played around with prismatic markers for shading. In the end it was a great experiment and I learned a lot.
You can see I incorporated some of the techniques I learned from this experiment into my fantasy illustrations (posted above) such as the deep dwarf, Dwarven warrior, Smelly Dwarf, Watcher of the dead and others.
I have a few more old drawing I will post in the coming days.
I'll work on scanning some older art this week and posting.
What I really should do is draw more, even if just on my lunch break. Art is like a muscle. If you don't flex it often it gets flabby and weak and I've have not flexed it in years. :(
PS: It is inspiring to see so many talented artists on the Paizo forums. Please encourage them to post here.
Here are a few old pen and ink drawings of mine (at least the few I have scanned). I do not do as much drawing these days as I'd like.
Most are old characters I've played or characters my friends have played. I'm horrible at photoshop so I do all my stuff the traditional way and that is by hand.
BTW Raving Dork, I see you are quite the collector of character art. I too have overly sized folder of art with over 3000 character drawings. I keep telling myself I have enough... and then I download yet another awesome drawing.
I do not mind anyone using them in any capacity as long as it is for personal use.
Cleric of Gornheim.
Maybe Hero labs allowed the +2 Chr because of Scion of Humanity
Some aasimars' heavenly ancestry is extremely distant. An aasimar with this racial trait counts as an outsider (native) and a humanoid (human) for any effect related to race, including feat prerequisites and spells that affect humanoids. She can pass for human without using the Disguise skill. This racial trait replaces the Celestial language and alters the native subtype.
I don't know, but that can be fixed easy enough.
I'm not trying to build a statistical perfect Paladin. The goal is to make a character that is fun to play both in and out of combat.
Role play, not roll play.
I do appreciate the great suggestions from everyone.
PS: He's 3rd level
It is a 20 point build with the racial alt trait that gives you an additional 2 to Charisma. It was made in Hero labs. Hmmm, it's not in the AR guide. Maybe Hero labs is borked?
Ugh, hate the term "aggro" but I get the point.
I was thinking of getting improved critical. With a Scimitar that has you critting fairly often and hopefully doing enough damage to keep a foes attention. That and trash talking the GM. :D
We had a player leave our Rise of the Runelords for work reasons and now our group is left with only four players. the player leaving was playing a meat-shield type character. So we figured it might be best to shuffle the party a bit and now I will be stepping in at 3rd level with a Paladin.
The GM has some concerns over my characters power and AC both present and future.
We are fairly new to PF so my question is... does he have a legitimate concern or doth he protest too much?
Keep in mind the abilities of the Sacred Shield as he levels.
He is going to be tougher and tougher to hit but these are for only short spurts.
Aasimar Paladin (Sacred Shield)
The spell does not expressly state that it creates difficult terrain but common sense tells me otherwise.
I'm still unsure if one needs to make a acrobatics check to stand after having perviously fallen in the AOE of the spell. Standing is a move action however the spell description states walking within or through the area requires the acrobatics check. Standing is not walking...
But then it says creatures that do not move on their turn do not need to make this check. Now it's using the term "move" and not walk. Gahhhhh <head explodes>
We had some conversation last night at our game table and I looked for some rules clarification/discussions on the Grease spell on the paizo forum. The clarification I got is listed below in more text than is needed....please let me know if you see any points of contention.
1. Moving through the area of a grease spell requires a person to move at half speed and a acrobatics check. Failure by 5 or more indicates they fall to the floor. Ok, that much we know...
2. A person who has fallen in the area of effect of a grease spell may stand as a move action. Standing provokes the standard attack of opportunity. Now this is a point of debate on the forums and never seemed to get settled. Does standing require an acrobatics check?
errata that was edited out (thank you Grick):
No matter what you decide if the person stands up he/she/it is allowed to 5 foot adjust because standing up is a move action as defined in the players handbook. Let's look at the description of a move action.
I bolded the importand part because we all know you can take a 5-foor step and a standard action. And I do not consider standing to be defined as "moving actual distance" that might be a point of contection for some and a reasonable argument can be made for either.
So getting back on track.
IF you decide that standing required an acrobatics check and they made this check then they may proceed to 5 foot adjust out of the grease area of effect. If you do not require an acrobatics check to stand then to 5 foot adjust they need to make that acrobatics check now.
Ok...take a breath. Ready for the next part? let's go.
3. To move through the area you must make an acrobatics check and in doing so you are making yourself flat footed as per the acrobatics skill description.
So do not do this if you are engaged in fighting a rogue!!
The rules are not crystal clear here but let's look at the Rogue Talent Rogue Crawl (PFRPG pg 68)
Rogue Crawl (Ex): While prone, a rogue with this ability can move at half speed. This movement provokes attacks of opportunity as normal. A rogue with this talent can take a 5-foot step while crawling.
This implies that a rogue without this talent cannot take a 5-foot step while crawling. This runing would apply to everyone.
There are no rules (that i can find) written about if crawling helps you get out of a grease spell. I would use common sense and apply a +4 bonus for having all limbs on the ground in the effort to escape the area of effect of grease.
If you have anything to add please let me know. Feel free to discuss.