I was looking at the original recruitment post, where you say:
I can change it though, no problem.
I’ve got the PBS and a pretty high Dex, no problem. Even without Rapid Shot specifically, a BAB Of 7 already gives me an iterative attack. “Do I get iteratives without needing to spend a feat on Rapid Reolad?” might have been a better way to phrase the question.
I’ll probably stick to force shots, if only for the convenience of not needing to buy ammo or spend actions reloading. I’m ok with that tradeoff even against regular AC. Though it might change how often I actually use Rapid Shot, since those -2s can add up. I’ll think about switching that feat out, actually.
I've gone back and forth about whether or not I wanted to add another campaign, but this is one I don't want to miss. (Also, predictably for PBP, a couple of my existing campaigns look like they're dying. So I'll have the time.) So here's Drahkn, a kobold slave who fights as a mini-dragon, with maw, claws, and tail. I'll be taking him up in Draconic Bloodrager until I qualify for Dragon Disciple, then following that path until I run out of DD levels.
Kobolds don't get a special FCB for Bloodrager. Is there any chance I could take the Barbarian FCB? To whit:
(As of now he's built with the generic +1 HP for FCB.)
Also, I'll definitely be taking a lot of the Kobold racial feats like Draconic Aspect, Draconic Breath, Noxious Bite (not technically a Kobold racial feat, but close enough. How many PC races can get a breath weapon?) etc. Gotta play up the "paragon of my race" line as a Peregrinus.
Can we do a Peregrinus build based on our race's natural attacks? This idea might be a little silly, but I'm thinking of a Kobold Draconic Bloodrager (into Dragon Disciple eventually). It seems sensible enough to me, but since they aren't technically weapons mentioned in my race's Weapon Familiarity trait (indeed, Kobolds don't have one), I figured I'd ask.
Seems like a Grey Paladin solves that problem nicely, since they’re more morally flexible and lose immunity to fear. I’m definitely going to strongly consider that route. Especially since my original idea would likely turn out extremely similar to the concept panegyric posted above (in class/archetype, if not personality)
I had an idea, but I want to check first: what do you think of Paladins in this AP? The "Driven by Guilt" Campaign Trait seems perfect for one (I'm looking at the Players' Guide now, if you can't tell), but given the Lovecraftian Horror theming, it seems like this one might involve some very morally grey decisions that would make things hard for a paladin. And immunity to fear might be a bit *too* powerful.
I’m definitely thinking my application would be Alchemist on one side. All the fun of self-mutating discoveries seems like it would fit right in. On the other...this would be a great place for an Aberrant Aegis, but you wanted us to stick to Paizo, right? Probably something combat focused, however I go. Strong possibility of going into the Master Chymist prestige class, to add a split personality to the body horror. It’s too bad that locks me out of the Metamorph archetype.
Ingrid Foedottir wrote:
Hmm. Drat. Probably going to change that. I was originally thinking Condescending, but for an all-Ulfen party in the Lands of the Linnorm Kings, that seemed like a cop-out.
Livana Henriksdottir wrote:
Animal Companions and familiars are specifically exempted though. It’s just wild animals that want to stay far, far away from the guy that smells like dragon. Unless I’m misreading it.
4d6 ⇒ (5, 4, 6, 3) = 18-3=15
So...16 Point Buy equivalent. I guess I'm going with the 20 PB. Too bad, I like rolling stats. But I also like the Ulfen, so I'll look at submitting something, I guess.
I’m a fighter. I got more feats than I know what to do with. lol
Well, the more I worked on it, the more I realized that it's actually not that easy to write what's essentially a toddler dragon. Especially when it comes to motivations. Who can say what inscrutable things drive the mind of a two year old? But I have a first draft. So I present Caeruzeus, Degenerate Wyrmling Brine Dragon. I went with Degenerate over Young after all because it seemed easier to fit into the fluff: having known no other Brine Dragons his entire life and spent all his days in a wizard's lair, away from the open sea or even lakes or rivers, has stunted him, left him feeble, stupid, and surly. He'll grow out of it in time. But that did make it even harder to write his motivations without just saying "Argh, me hungry. Kill, eat, rule. Amass shiny things." So I've tried to leave it open to the development that he'll absolutely have to show in time. I want him to be intelligent, persuasive, and strong. He's none of those right now.
I am, of course, open to questions, comments, etc. As far as party role goes, inherent Fly and Swim speeds make him a good scout, and a breath weapon makes him a pretty good blaster. Those will only improve in time, and in time he'll develop significant spellcasting. Maybe even the sort of spells needed to polymorph himself and serve as a face. He'll be somewhat adaptable to party needs.
I’m probably going to submit a wyrmling as well. Still trying to decide what type. Did I understand correctly that you will allow the Young Template for Dragons? The other -1 CR template, Degenerate, is...a lot more painful, so given my druthers I’d prefer the Young template for knocking a CR 3 wyrmling down a peg.
I’d be totally down.
I think it is clear. A party of CR2 dragon wyrmlings. All baby dragons!
That’s what I was thinking. Some of the stronger dragons would require negative templates to get the CR low enough even as hatchlings, but it’s pot doable.
To the GM: could I be the wizard’s pet instead of a hired guardian? With a Young templates Wyrmling, I could have almost literally been born yesterday, and it seems unlikely I’d yet have taken up the mercenary trade. But if I started as an egg the Wizard was hoping to one day train as a guardian, and I’ve only just hatched, only to find my ‘owner’ missing...
Thinking I might submit an alchemist. He’ll be a bit of a jack of all trades, but with the Infusion discovery I can hand out Cure extracts as well as brewing potions, so there’ll be some healing, and I can add to it pretty good attacks and plenty of skill points (including Disable Device to be the back-up Rogue).
Arden Kain Brandt wrote:
I second the motion.
I’m down. Was just thinking the other day that I’d like to play a Fire Giant. A dragon would be fun too. Probably others as well.
A fun concept (though one that might require modification, lest the AP be too easy) might be a group of monsters of am opposed subtype to the AP’s theme. For example, Ymeri dispatches a strike team of fire-subtype monsters to stop Elvanna in Reign of Winter