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I get to play in a new campaign!! Yay for me.

It looks like we will be playing Curse of the Crimson throne. It is my first time with a new group. I am looking over the players guide looks like a very urban heavy game.

I was hoping to play a ranger (switch hitter) with my next character. I see that the Sable Company is all rangers, not that I want to join, but that rangers seem to have a place. I was thinking of going with ranger who has to travel to town often. For business, as a ranger I would be a hunter/tanner/furrier, my adopted family has business dealings in Korvosa as well. I have a back story that fits this idea well and could perhaps tie into the Love Lost trait that the players guide has not to mention help tie my character to the players guide recomendation. I am sure that such a character would be helpful but might not "fit." Please without spoilers. Is this too much a fish out of water?

I could tweak the story to go with Urban Ranger.

Or

Should I consider a different type of character to fit?


If I were GMing CoCT, I'd probably allow any of those characters. The important part is that you have fun playing whichever one you pick. Check the backstory with your GM.

The important part for "fit" is that your character be willing to fit into the rest of the party, and be willing to stay and defend Korvosa when necessary. Someone who only ever comes to the city at great need and hastens away as soon as the job is done probably wouldn't fit as well (though a clever GM might exert himself to have fun finding ways to drag your character into the plot each time.)


Without spoiling anything, I can say that while most of CotCT takes place in, around, or under the city, there is at least one long excursion into wilderness.

You can totally play a standard ranger in this path. TWF, missile, and other styles work fine. You might have to work a bit with the DM on the animal companion but it's totally doable. Several different favored enemies will fit nicely. An urban ranger would probably be a slightly more optimized choice than a standard ranger but, really, either would be fine.

Doug M.

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tonyz wrote:

If I were GMing CoCT, I'd probably allow any of those characters. The important part is that you have fun playing whichever one you pick. Check the backstory with your GM.

The important part for "fit" is that your character be willing to fit into the rest of the party, and be willing to stay and defend Korvosa when necessary. Someone who only ever comes to the city at great need and hastens away as soon as the job is done probably wouldn't fit as well (though a clever GM might exert himself to have fun finding ways to drag your character into the plot each time.)

I agree... it would make certain plotlines easier to implement in more than one book if the GM is smart


Well, as for the Sable Company Marines, you don't have to of joined them you could have taken their training and been a graduate of their academy IIRC. I'm currently about to start running the 5th book of CotCT and one of my first players played an Urban Ranger that took the training as a Marine and took a Hippogriff as an animal companion. His ranger was a great choice, and every once in awhile, my players miss him and his character since he moved.

I'd like to give you advice on favored enemies, but that'd be giving away too much info. However, if your GM or you have access to it, and he approves, I'd suggest reading the Guide to Korvosa, but let your GM know he needs to look through it first because I do know that the Guide does spoil some plots. The guide was a big help to me in crafting a realistic Korvosa for my PCs as I sorta stumbled my way through the first book since it was, realistically, my first time GMing Pathfinder.


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I'm planning on DM'ing this AP somewhere in the future, and I'll be suggesting to my players to go with the urban ranger, but then again, I'll make it even more urban than it already is. Still, even as written, the urban ranger would fit better.


About 2/3 of the campaign is urban.

I seem to recall a sidebar about PCs in the Sable Company in one of the early books. Without spoiling anything, it would indeed be possible for a PC to be affiliated with this organization, and yet still be free to go adventuring when needed.

So if you're interested in pursuing that angle, ask your GM. A hippogriff mount would be pretty cool, if you ask me.


I'm running this adventure right now and I have an elven ranger in the party and he's working out great. We had him come from Bloodsworn Vale, with the idea that due the events in that game, his forest has been reduced, leaving his small village a very small group of people. Then I had a group of villains from later in the story wipe out his village in order to obtain a magical item. Now he's in town looking for revenge. Don't let the city aspect stop you. Even in a major city, there are places for wilderness.


I also am DMing CoCT, and a Ranger is a great choice to play. I really like the background you've developed and that should give your DM a lot of fun ways to work you into his story.

Even a non-urban ranger will be especially helpful in the urban environment in some really cool ways, and will pay big dividends in some of the later chapters if there are no other "wilderness" genre classes.


Thanks for all the help. I went with Urban Ranger. We nailed the first session and had a great time.


Gnomezrule wrote:
Thanks for all the help. I went with Urban Ranger. We nailed the first session and had a great time.

Cool! Enjoy the ride man, it's a great AP!!

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