Now I remember, it's in the back of the Ghostbusters RPG boook...will have to dig mine out...
Well, my infernal healing got screwed. Turns out the material component is a drop of demon blood or a DOSE of unholy water (25gp) so not getting to use it anytime soon as I don't have Blood Money, and the GM, not liking the constant healing I was doing, researched it and found I'd misread DOSE to read DROP.
The good news is he just brought in another player to make a character last night and we found this out before his character was done so we convinced him to change characters from a Ranger to a Life Oracle...had to PUSH the GM into allowing the class, thankfully we had precedent as a prior player played a Fire based one.
Sucks, as I was using Infernal Healing not just to keep the party moving but to be my first step towards exploring her evil roots, conceptually...
Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of other evil themed 1st level spells...
As I'm the only healer (Infernal Healing) I've been secretly healing NPC guards to keep us going by having my scorpion deliver it as a touch spell while they are sleeping. As it radiates evil he's having them get temporarily ill (no game effect) while the spell is in effect.
Even had one of the horses freak out slightly when I healed it after the griffin attack, glad I had a rank in Animal Handling...
PCs don't have such limitations though...
Lincoln Hills wrote:
They're so cute! When they're not, you know, killing us. Have you given it a name yet? I recommend the name "Mr. Quito" or possibly "Clingy McDracula".
Haven't named it yet, haven't run in 2 months while GM moved into a new house. I like Mr. Quito though.
Got into the habit of trading a local witch for 1d4 healing salves and anti-toxins but color spraying the snakes and poisonous frogs and spider swarms they threw at us then sticking them in sacks as loot. Also have a Scorpion familiar named Stingy, so as a half-orc I'm starting to go with a theme.
Next level I'm between Blindness/Deafness as a spell for effectiveness, and Summon Swarm as a theme spell... for my second level spell...
I realize alignment concerns may make this impractical, but have you considered letting monsters destroy the caravan in exchange for a cut of the loot? Odds are good that you'd get more than 50 gp as your share.
Assuming you're not the backstabbing kind of PCs, you should definitely leave the caravan at the next convenient stop and tell the GM you're going off to seek your fortunes (in a very real sense). This may take him/her off-guard, but then again, it may also be an opportunity to run a different adventure.
Oh Alignment concerns are definitely NOT a problem as we were playing neutrals so we could deal with an a$#@!@*~ player who tends to turn evil eventually. The player is gone, but the neutrality remains... :)
And so far we haven't had sentient opponents attack the caravan, griffons, giant worms, stirges, wolves...but nothing we can make deals with yet...
I captured one of the stirges alive and am feeding it the blood of opponents in ts cage trying to train it... :)
Difficulty wise we're...okay. Unfortunately we had a 1200GP gem our Rogue traded for 2 Healing Kits...friggin low healing...s'why I took Infernal Healing so we can stop that S@##.
We have a couple Magic Items in the party, so we're okay Item wise, it's the simple cash end that we get shorted on...
Thinking of hanging out the Shingle for a Laundress/Tailor...with Prestigitation and Mend should at least make room and board, maybe replenish bolts for my crossbow.
I started to get a job as a scribe/interpreter, but then the caravan moved out for the winter so we bolted as we got our arses handed to us by Kobolds with poison, ranged, and a spellcaster...who got revenge by poisoning the town we were in...small town with no prospects otherwise.
Plus we got shorted our pay by the rich farmer who was paying us 10gp/head bounties and refused to pay us the 120gp he owes us (prolly for fear the town will find out he brought down the kobold wrath). He's SO getting his barn fireballed when I get to the level where I can cast it...
What is the rest of the party like? If you've got some skills and stealth between you all then heist jobs or sneaking into a bandit camp sounds like a good idea. At 3rd level it's easy to not have enough money, you might also think about crafting at some point.
Other Party Members Include:
3rd Lvl Halfling Wizard - GM makes him keep track of spell components
1st Lvl Rogue/2nd Lvl Ranger, Human - based on Crossbow (for now) saving money for a normal bow.
2nd Lvl Gnome Barbarian Hurler - based on Chakram.
2nd Lvl Half-Orc Fighter
Playing a 3rd Level Hal-Orc Sorceress in a Low Loot world where the GM makes us micromanage resources and still has us do months long caravan jobs for 50GP which we consider big money at this point.
There are no clerics and general populace fears magic.
Got a character whose parents were killed years ago that she wants to get a portrait done of them.
The character is an inquisitor so she cannot cast anything like simple image to show the artist what they look like.
Is there a spell that an NPC can cast that can get the image or get an idea of what the parents look like (in the character's eyes at least) in order to be able to project that image into the artist's mind so the painting is accurate?
In my opinion, far too often wizard's familiars are an after thought. They don't do anything, participate in anything, fight anything. I want to play a wizard with a viper familiar that isn't forgotten about. What are some good ways you've come across to do this?
Buy a toy snake, keep it at the table and talk to it incharacter occasionally.
Try to find mice to feed it in game, maybe buying a toy mouse to dangle in front of it.
I do this with my Scorpion familiar and it works pretty well...
Daily Prayers to Sarenrae
Starting a new campaign that has a hatred of magic and low cleric availability. (Pitchforks and burning stakes anyone?)
Wanting to play a half-orc sorcerer for the concept value, but I hate memorizing spells as I tend to memorize the wrong once.
Looking for a way to get healing as a sorcerer outside of Infernal Healing, and yes I know I can play a Witch, but those memorize so it's not in concept.
Neal Litherland wrote:
Go to YouTube and look for a channel called A Fistfull of Dice. He has a lot of good videos about this and even discusses a full character history, in character....
Doing this already with an efficient quiver. I'm taking it the +2 additional bonus cost is a waste of money, and just make the bow +3, using Adamantine blach normal arrows then...
Just got a +1 Bow enchanted.
Problem is need multiple types of arrows (Carrion Crown) and GM disallowed 'Abundant Ammunition' claiming it's brown.
As an alternative, he will allow me to enchant my bow such that I can change the arrow used into whatever material needed: for a +2 adder on the bow.
I know +3 weapons bypass silver. Considering I also use Cold Iron and Adamantium, is this +2 mod cost worth it? Or will a +3 weapon do the same thing?
Hand of the Mage, but since it's an Elf's mummified hand...animate the hand.
During adventure paths, particularly Carrion Crown, there isn't a whole lot of time for a Crafter to create magic items.
Our GM won't allow crafting while adventuring, the slow process, to make up for it, so our crafter wizard, while flavorful is virtually useless at what he does.
Is there a magic item out there that can cut time down on crafting of magic items?
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Yeah, I gotta agree. You're friend's an a&+~$#.
Game wise: Evil tends to turn in on itself and evil games tend to devolve into 'how many people can we kill?' Pathfinder tends to be about killing people (monsters) in their homes (lairs) and liberating their ill-gotten gains (stealing their stuff). What your group SHOULD be working on other than hooking your friend to a car battery to see how HE likes it, is trying to work out what you can do to avoid the campaign devolving into said gorefest and making it last more than the one to three sessions these things usually last for...
I too would advise RotRL, but also toss out the possibility of Carrion Crown since you mentioned Vampires. RotRL is the best supported and cheapest, but CC is also well supported and we'll regarded. Good luck!
He doesn't mean literal vampires, he's talking the Reaper Kickstarter miniatures shipment that effectively has 150+ figs per pledge at the Vampire Level of donation, and he has two sets coming.
I have one too, along with three sets of paints, two or three big figs and two cases....