Hey BT! Just got the news I didn't make DM Grey's game either and wanted to throw this character's hat in the ring over here. I adjusted a few things in the build, making the character a little more melee competent, but the essence is still the same. Full background and build are in the alias, but here's a more appropriate one for the start of the AP...
Those who don't learn from history...:
Study them, know them, kill them... Study them, know them, kill them... Study them, know them, kill them...
Again and again, these words repeated themselves in his mind. He was cold. He thought he remembered being cold before, but now he was really cold. He remembered starting to feel cold when he read the Book.
The Book? What book? That book?! Don't read that book. Don't let him lie to you. If you don't read that book he can't lie to you. He pretends to study, he pretends to know, but he just lies. He doesn't know. No one can really know...
He remembered reading that book. That leather book with his name on the front in a fine gold scrawl. The book his father gave him. But he didn't write those things. He couldn't write those things. He couldn't write those...lies.
Yes, they must be lies. Must be lies because if they're not lies then... No. Can't think it. Can't say it. Just have to focus. Study them, know them, kill them... Have to study them or they study me. Have to know them or they know me. Have to kill them or...
The night sky twirled in its celestial dance, following the beat of an unknowable song. He sat in the darkness and watched the dance and forgot what he had come to know. He forgot the terrible things he had seen in that book--his book. He forgot to save himself. He forgot, and he forgot, and he forgot.
And here's the wealth roll...
DM Grey wrote:
@Professor: Starting wealth will be standard, but you will initially start out with nothing. You may find all of your starting gear, but don't count on it. If there is anything in your character's possessions that is deeply important to them, let me know.
Okay cool! I thought I remembered the PG saying something to that effect, but I wanted to clarify if we should start with some gear in mind that we would be able to find in the course of the adventure.
As for items with a special connection, it might be interesting if the Professor has a book of field notes that he keeps to catalog his research and discoveries. Maybe he finds the journal early on, but at a certain point in the book the handwriting changes or there are entries in a language he can't understand at the start. It could even serve as his bonded tome when he starts to dip into Tome Eater. Just a couple ideas to entice you with. ;D
Thanks for the feedback!
Yes! Really excited about this one. I am admittedly super unfamiliar with the Elder Mythos, but I'm really intrigued by the cosmic horror aspect. Also, the character I'm submitting feels perfect for this AP.
With that in mind, I'd like to submit Professor Talekar Morova, half-Orc archivist bard. As the AP goes on, I'm thinking his odd new compulsion to eat paper will turn into him picking up a few levels in the tome eater Occulitst archetype. He'll be a big knowledge base (bardic knowledge ftw!), and he'll probably expand into some other, more roguey skills as well.
Also, not to get too far ahead of things, but any ideas on starting wealth?
Thanks, GM! Can't wait to see who the (un)lucky souls who get picked for this one are! ;)
Despite the glut of Teacher's Pets, I'm going to stick with that trait. Inspired by Greatness definitely would also fit Talekar's background, but it just doesn't seem as helpful mechanically as the current trait. Even more so given the Archivist's Naturalist performance.
Thanks for the opportunity to switch it up anyway. I guess that means Dhamiskeanus has the corner on his trait at the moment then. :D
Hey there Dragoncat!
Just looked over Talekar and realized that I hadn't updated him from the previous campaign I tried to get him into. Just finished updating all of that for CC, so he should be ready to go except for some minor crunch around spending his money. I'll also need to add in background skills, but that will pretty much be along the lines of his academic upbringing, so mostly gonna be Lore.
I'm excited to see how the rubber meets the road on this character. I'd imagine he'll find all of these monsters and things much more frightening in person than they are in the books he's been studying all these years. Could be a great challenge to force him to grow through RP and all that.
Stat 1: 4d6 ⇒ (6, 4, 6, 2) = 18 Keep 6, 4, 6
Stat 2: 4d6 ⇒ (1, 3, 2, 5) = 11 Keep 3, 5
Stat 3: 4d6 ⇒ (3, 2, 1, 4) = 10 Keep 3, 4
Stat 4: 4d6 ⇒ (2, 4, 5, 2) = 13 Keep 4, 5
Stat 5: 4d6 ⇒ (3, 4, 6, 3) = 16 Keep 3+4+6=13
Stat 6: 4d6 ⇒ (3, 2, 5, 2) = 12 Keep 3, 5
Stats 16, 16, 15, 13, 13, 14
I'll have the background up in the next couple hours. The basic story is that he's an orphan adopted by a priest of Nethys who brought him up with a rigorous academic and magical background. He went off to a mage academy and, after graduating, got a job as a teacher in the academy. The problem is that his lectures are EXTREMELY dull and dry, so he is on a forced indefinite sabbatical trying to pick up some life experience to liven up his lessons. He'll focus on Enchantment and buffs, with the flavor being that a lot of his magic has to do with his dull lecturing tone (e.g., puts enemies to sleep by lecturing them about ancient Osirian architecture). Could be a fun build that plays well with others. I'm also looking at multi-classing into Occultist (Tome Eater) to give some more range to his abilities.
Um...hello there. I'm actually looking to get out and do some field research to help improve my lectures at the academy where I teach. Does anyone have any advice on where I might go to learn about, and take part in, some interesting events? I already have extensive knowledge that could be of use to any adventurers!
Looking for advice on where this Archivist Bard (later MC into Tome Eater Occultist Archetype) might fit best in terms of APs. I've looked around a bit and I think MM might be good, but I'd love to hear your suggestions! Thanks!