What races are you guys going for? Since I’m building an elf, maybe my character could have helped raise the final teen years of other(s). My character would still be an young adult (for elf standards) but when compared to humans or half-orcs, it means several decades. This sense of “adoptive paternity” (more like older brother?) would help with keeping us all together.
@GM: Are drawbacks okay?
@Party: Instead of going a third-party route, I decided to simplify and go for a simple Elf Ranger combining the Tidal Hunter and Trapper archetypes. I'm now covering trapfinding so we don't need to worry about it anymore. I'm building it to focus on ranged combat but he can survive melee if needed. I believe it has the flavor I wanted (with the whole waterborn and whatnot) while still being useful to the party.
We could easily be friends or rivals around the docks of Port Peril which are being pressganged together and therefore needs to work together, and the tight bonds are created naturally as we advance on the adventure.
Sbodd: Besmara would usually be the choice here, I think, although between pirate players and pirate enemies, most people will worship her.
EDIT: With my "cursed"-type of background, maybe we could all share the curse, or some sort of tie around it that pulls us together.
@GM: Would the Shifter aspect I mentioned above be allowed?
My idea was that of a shifter with ties to the ocean - someone which would end up looking almost like Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean.
It would work really well with the custom-made Octopus Aspect for Shifters:
Minor Form: You gain a +4 competence bonus on climb and swim checks. These bonus increase to +6 at 8th level and +8 at 15th level.
Major Form: Your shape changes to that of a Large Octopus. While in this form, you gain a swim speed of 30 feet, low-light vision, a bite attack (1d8) and 8 tentacle attacks (1d4) with grab.
At 8th level, your bite attack deals poison damage (injury; save Fort DC based on Con; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d3 Str; cure 2 saves) and you gain constrict with the tentacles.
At 15th level, you gain the jet movement and ink cloud defensive ability (as per Giant Octopus).
But if the GM doesn't like the idea of something third-party, then I could make it work with something like a druid kraken caller for example (I still rather go the shifter route because I'd prefer it to look more martial than caster, but I'll adapt to however the GM prefers).
My character is somewhat "cursed" on his birth, and had been navigating ever since. I think we could all have met across different ships or inns, and have that "piratey friendly" type of relationship like Barbossa and Jack Sparrow, for example.
I don't really like much the idea of romantic or family relationships.
I'm not in Discord (or able to join it), but we can surely continue talking here. I don't have any class in mind at the moment - it will depend on what the rules are. I have more of the concept and background - he's an old sailor, basically, with deep ties to the sea itself. I'd think he goes much more the route of wisdom, but charisma is a possibility.
Hi DM, I'm putting together something, probably to post by tomorrow or Friday. I'm sorry I'm taking so long - I usually take my time writing backstory. To be sincere, I'm also hopeful you go for 5 or 6 applicants instead of 4, since I find it to work better on PbP (when some people start getting a little absent).
DM Papa.DRB wrote:
I’m on PST, so unfortunately I think I’ll be out of this race.
I've been reading the profiles to try exactly that, my friend - avoid stepping into anyone's toes. Are Jokum and Danua still with us? I haven't seen anything from them ever since the recruitment.
Also: where are you guys at this moment? I'm trying to tie my character (once it's ready) to the story in an organic way.
Hey guys! Thanks again for having me :) we will all have a blast with Corsario, he’s my current (and past) GM in other games and I can totally vote for him.
Anyway - anything you guys feel would be suited to help more the party? Maybe a more “blast focused” full caster, or like an archer type, or a bard? Assuming Jokum and Danua are still with us as well :) btw I loved the introductions from Voren.
I already found the build rules (feel free to link to me if something happened that I should adjust on my build).