I never thought to try that. thanks.
I have already been down to gnome games so I already know they are still hosting. they just cant get anyone to gm right now.
Giamo Casanunda wrote:
well actually the Halfling was dipping out of a hidden different barrel of the good stuff.... but still that's a lot of alcohol
so the scenario didn't really matter save that it was my Halfling and 4 dwarves at the table. now my Halfling likes having a lot of stuff (like large wagon full of stuff) and one of the things I had was a 75gal barrel of mead. the dwarves find out about this at the start or the multi-day adventure and spend the whole game joking about dipping out a mug full. like constantly. with every action.
"i grab a mug of mead and go to investigate."
so at the end of the adventure I decide to roll percentile dice to find out just how much they drank and I swear it came up 100% the damn dwarves polished off 75 gallons of mead in 3 or 4 days!
Thomas Hutchins wrote:
I wasn't saying that it could not ever be fixed. yes I can keep playing the characters. for the barbarian I retrained one feat and just lived with the rest and the multiclass I will just play till he dies and be done with it.
that being said 15 or 21 or even more prestige is a lot. fixing a character shouldn't be so hard. from an in character perspective it should be easier to retrain in society rather than harder. they have members and agents from every race, walk of life, and skill set wandering around the various lodges. and its pretty understandable that someone may have gone on a mission with your character who sees you do something stupid or the hard way and tells you who to go train with to be better.
if you want a prestige cost to limit abuse, fine. but as it stands its absurd.
Chris Rathunde wrote:
well holidays do often involve large meals or feasting of some type and good gods the food we went through.... including some not-foods that ended up food.
Thomas Hutchins wrote:
yea my first character was built as a full plate barbarian because I didn't know what I was doing. by the time I had played enough to realize what I did wrong I would need either 3 different feats or a archetype change to fix it... which I havn't done I am just slogging through with my mistakes but it would be nice to fix it if I could.
another time was a 5 class multiclass to get around something that turned out not to be a problem after all, sure again I can just play it as built but the retraining rules are there for the sole purpose of making mistakes fixable. I get what they are doing but instead of just making a new character and trying again I would have liked to fix the existing one
there have ben more than a few times that I tried something that just didn't work in a real game like I thought on paper and the newer you are the more likely that is to happen.
so yea, I don't mind a prestige cost for retraining because some kind of extra cost needs to be there. but that being said the current cost is pretty damn steep. I wish they toned it down a little maybe a max of 5pp for any one retraining session. or at least did something to make it a bit more gentle to retrain your mistakes.
I still have 3 of those peppermint potions (my character was trying to be nice, I can cast clw myself)
actually all but one of my characters are related. all the back stories are actively being tied together with remarks on what this or that brother or sister did last time they were here etc... hell I even have two members of that family being played by two other players (wife and best friend)
some day I hope to have people just randomly know of the grey family :)
I will never forget the story of desna smiles. we were told after it was all said and done that we had just flat skiped more than a third of the mod.
I don't know all the pertinent details since I was a player not a gm but we were going in to irrisen via boat to a city described as being a half day south of "desna smiles". according to our gm that is the only thing written about desna smiles. that's it. but my Halfling druid was a devout follower of desna.
so when we get stopped half way there and asked where we were going I promply reply "desna smiles" (I had actually forgotten the actual name of the place we were actually going and "important npc" got left in the boat) when the chieften (I think?) questioned the rest of the party the bard was like "oh yea, devout worshpers of desna here going to desna smiles. bluff high 20's"
chief: "its in irrisen!"
chief: "what about the rest of you? you don't look like followers of desna?"
bard :"they are bodyguards."
rest of party: "yea do they look like they are safe on their own?"
chief "yea but its in irrisen. nothing comes back form irrisen"
me: "yea but its a place called desna smiles! I HAVE TO SEE IT!!!"
chief: "its not just a bunch of smiley faces in the snow!"
me OMG!!! YOUV'E BEEN THERE?!?!?
CHIEF: NO!!! ITS IN IRRISEN!!!
me so it could be smiley faces in the snow1
chief...... you are free to leave, go to your deaths, I don't care.
find out later that had we mentioned any of; the town we were going to, the important npc, or that we were pathfinders it triggered I mini quest that was a 3rd of the mod and had effects for the life of the character but I was so insistent about desna smiles that we skipped it :)
not a popular opinion but I make a case for cat (small) highest starting dex. 3 attacks. if you are either a human or Halfling racial traits can get starting dex up to 23. have it stay small instead of going medium at level 4 to get dex to 25. hunters can boost to 27 (scaling with level)
so a level 9 human hunter could have a small cat with a dex of 34.
add greater magic fang and you have a blender
Halfling bard with a first level dip in swashbuckler (mouser). get exotic weapon proficiency madu (there is a ioun stone that gives proficiency if you cant spare the feat. take the Halfling only fighting defensively feats. and fight defensively every round.
With 3 points in acrobatics and the Halfling feats and wielding a madu as a weapon you can fight defensively at -2 to hit for a +5 dodge bonus, 2 points of which you give to all adjacent allies as a luck bonus. and if a medium or larger enemy swings at you and misses you then you can step into their square and be adjacent to your allies and flank with them at the same time.
Make your madu menacing for added bonus then either sing or dance for bardic performance bonus and you can aid another for +4 (which you can boost a lot by taking arcane strike and the gloves of arcane strike)
All my characters could answer these but I think my newest will answer
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So what is this some kinda survey? Did those dark archive guys but you up to this? They are always so nosey. Oh well I guess it couldn’t hurt anything,
1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
well… I guess its mostly to make my family proud, and the gold of course, but really its family. I don’t exactly like this life but with so many of my family holding such long and decorated service… it would be shameful not to at least give it a shot for a few years, did have a brother die doing this though…. Something to keep in mind.
2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
That’s a strange question… but if you are asking about my name, its Kaiya grey… is that weird? I don’t really know, maybe my parents were running out of ideas for names after the first few. Between you and me I think they eventually just started naming alphabetically with whatever sounded nice.
3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
Sheesh, damn near all of them, growing up in a Halfling trading caravan ive ben damn near everywhere. I remember being really young when we passed through cheliax I had to hide under bags of salt sometimes *shudders* but I really enjoyed the year we spent in the land of the linorm kings, that was the year I finally got recognized as an adult, got the scars to prove it and everything
4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
Oh gods! Your blind aren’t you! I am so sorry I have been so rude… uh I mean, anyway, I guess I am much like any Halfling girl… my brother says I am too pale and need to get more sun but he is a druid what do you expect besides when I start to tan then… well… ok so I have a few burn scars from an stupid accident but you usually can’t really see them. Not that I guess you would see… uh that was rude I am sorry I just ment…. Never mind. Other that that I am just like any… well except for the hair, I mean I would live to keep it long you know but then it gets in the way and my brothers would pull it when we were fighting and there was that time it caught fire…. Im sorry I am rambling, lets see my hair is short and brown and I almost always where simple artisans clothes, like how a smith looks? Uh you wouldn’t know that… mostly plain leather and linen. I do actually have this beautiful silk dress that makes me look elegant instead of just thin but what if I ruined it… I would be so sad. I think I will just keep that in the trunk.
5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
My family pure and simple. Oh and my books. Family and books. And coffee. Ok fine family books and coffee. That’s it
6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
Ugh people getting all touchy feely, I am going to poison that bard next time he tries something and that damn cleric keeps saying he needs to touch me to heal me. Ive studied a little magic I know how to make a wand work…. Well most of the time but still NO TOUCHING.
7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
Well like I said most of my family is in the society but they always seem to be away on those tough missions whenever I get called on… and anyway I can handle myself, I am tougher that most of the people I know and unlike some of those knuckle heads I know when to run away. I can always circle back if I need to. No sense in dying for your pride
8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
i… uh… I don’t really know. I mean everyone says halflings are either thieves or helpful little suckups. And I am not a thief… well usually not… I mean well they deserved it anyway. And I guess I can be helpful, its not like I *want* anyone to get hurt…. I just don’t want them to be all that close to me either.
9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
Oh. well... yea kinda… I mean I really really really don’t want to die. But no sane person *wants* to die and playing at adventure is dangerous so I have good reason to be a little skittish. Right? Ok fine I am a lot skittish but still I get the job done right I just don’t rush in head first without looking for danger and traps. Remember if you think the trap is disarmed that’s when they get you!
10. What is your most treasured possession?
Well… ok promise not to tell my brothers? Its that dress I told you about, my oldest sister helped me make it and I love it but my brothers would tease me forever if they found out.