Erkenbard the Eyeful wrote:
The players in my group often try and eat monsters/creatures they have killed. This is not an issue with things such as wild boars or even owlbears, but last session they ran out of rations in the wilderness and chopped up a basilisk they had just killed. Fresh basilisk blood has certain unique properties such as returning a creature from stone to flesh if applied soon after the basilisk's death. Would it be edible? They also have xill eggs? Are xill eggs edible? Or would they get diarrhea? I usually use common sense as a DM but the basilisk steaks got me thinking.
I've actually got a PFS character that specializes in this. Since he's a good guy, he tries not to eat sentient things. Because eating sentient things is generally considered wrong by society...unless it's a dragon I suppose..I dunno.But any knucklehead can cut stuff up to eat, but a high Survival to be able to cut out and around the bad bits would be useful. Maybe a knowledge [whatever your trying to cut up] to know about said bad bits you probably shouldn't be eating?
Just my random thoughts on this.
I also enjoy that they seem to have gone out of their way to cut down on ..uhh...how shall I put it...."ridiculously optimized builds"
Any ideas on where we'd get one of those racial boons? I was kinda hoping my first Space Pathfinder character would be a nod back to my Pathfinder characters and their deeds.
I'm fairly excited.
However, having robots and ray guns and cybernetics in Space-Pathfinder setting might be cool.
"I'm an elf, and I have a ray gun and cyber-lock picks in my space ship"
Should I punished the adventurers or always allow them to get away with abusing/insulting powerful NPCs? A dwarf adventurer (level 3) has just hurled some sustained abuse at a powerful NPC centaur leader in front of his tribe of 80 centaurs on their holy ground during one of their annual rituals. The dwarf was part of a group (average Level 2-3) that had rescued one of the centaurs (cousin of centaur leader) as he was about to be eaten by a troll. But upon rescuing and returning with the centaur to the tribe, the dwarf was unhappy that he was not given a lot of money (hence the insults). Already the scenario notes warn that the centaur leader, Neutral in alignment, is easily angered. Also the centaurs are not fond of outsiders. (This is one in a series of abuses at NPCS from the dwarves in the party who I think they believe are acting in character; I feel it is time to teach them a lesson).
If it's a problem, have the Centaurs beat the entire party down to 1 HP, and then toss them out of the forest or settlement of whatever with just their skivvies.
yeah, I thought about a crappy rogue or crappy bard.
But then I thought about the classes out there. With people out there making characters who can fling mountains or oceans and others that can explode monster's brains with a quickened thought, Still others that wander around with ungodly powerful spirits and monsters. I began to wonder what I could do that would let me play a simple traveling cook with no abilities whatsoever.
I'd love to PC an NPC class.
....aaaaand Fast forward nearly 5 years:
With the release of all these countless books with all these countless variations on the classes. I actually want to play an Expert. I know. NPC classes aren't legal for Pathfinder Society play.
Call me crazy, but I'd really like the opportunity to under-powergame. I'd feel it would make the character roleplay heavy, and way more fun.
Given the time that has passed, and the books that have been released since the last post on here, is there currently any wiggle room on this?
Can I perhaps get a boon or something? Maybe a letter from an official PFS person saying it's kosher?
Nice. Very cool.You can play at my table. :D
I guess I do tend to play "Characters" rather than straight numbers on pieces of paper.
For example, my heavy fighter right now is a halfling dog rider.
Everybody has their own play style I suppose. I just far prefer the Roleplayers to the Rollplayers.
Thanks for the input guys. I appreciate it.
So I'm a core book guy. I love the core book. 99.99% of my characters and their equipment are core.
But now, my heavy fighters are completely being outgunned and out-damaged by lower level newer classes. Gunslingers, Alchemists & Kineticists to name a few. It's really getting to the point where I'm not having fun playing anymore. I've even got the 'nuclear blast' video bookmarked on youtube and tend to play it when the powergamers attack.
I play my characters because I enjoy them. I roleplay them. I have fun with them. But when somebody comes along with characters solely based upon the numbers of damage then can output, that annoys me. And there's alot more of them nowadays.
I'm really finding out that I'm a gamer of a different sort. I have characters that aren't min/maxed to the point of stupidity. 5 strength? Really?
Remember that it's a Roleplaying game. Have fun. Don't just break the game with your nuclear blast flinging characters.
I'll defend the race book a bit, it adds a bit of flavor. But again, Rules Lawyers and powergamers can break anything they put their minds too.
Am I alone on this?
For the most part, I find all these new classes in all these new books pretty damned broken and goofy. But, I am going against my natural core book instincts on this occult book thing.
I've decided that I'm going to make a gnome medium with the criminal background trait.
Wakka Wakka Wakka!!!
I appreciate it, I'm just in the beginning of planning this out, and can certainly switch scenarios around if it'd be best for the story.
So here's my thought on a plan...
Season/ Name/ Levels
1-45 Delirium’s Tangle 1-5
3-25 Storming the Diamond Gate 3-7
0-7 Among the Living 1-7
5-03 The Hellknights Feast 5-9
I'm trying to do this, but with the Blakros scenarios.
This is what I've got so far...
Season/ Name/ Levels
My group has gotten weak with all the goofy dumb bullcrap advanced classes that I feel are kinda stupid and broken. So I'm trying to run a core blakros game. I've got a list running from season 0 through 6, but there are gaps in levels. Can anybody suggest scenarios that mesh well that I can stick in there to bridge the gaps so they can have enough sheets to progress?
They've got 1 core game under their belt already...so....1 XP
Season/ Name/ Levels
Thanks a million!
Silhren Rilbahn wrote:
I made a halfling druid with a Brachisaur animal companion.
I got comments of "That's a stupid animal companion, it's only got one attack, why would you ever pick that?!?!"
I like my character idea.
I've started growing a certain affinity for the Dire Rat.
And they're small enough to carry if the need arises...and they're fuzzy wuzzy to snuggle with.
I just don't see a cuddle session with a rhinocerous..or spinosaurus working out too well.
I made a Kobold Bard.