Back Story Question


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Silver Crusade

Howdy all!

I know I tend to do this fairly frequently, but I'm working on yet another character (i'm a professed alt-a-holic).

This one is to be an Aasimar summoner. My question is, would people have an issue if the Eidolan she summons is her father? For some reason, saying in character "Don't make me call my daddy on you!" just sounds awesomely fun.

The other option for it would be for her to be a synthesist, and roleplay it as her focusing and temporairially summoning forth the more angelic side of her.

So, would the PFS community have issues with this? I'm willing to be flexible with it all, as I want to create a fun character that doesn't drive other players crazy.

The Exchange 5/5

nah... "I'm gonna tell my mommy! She's gonna spank you good!"

much better effect. Esp. if the mommy is 7 foot tall and uses a shoe!

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon

Alexander_Damocles wrote:
My question is, would people have an issue if the Eidolan she summons is her father?

So assuming your father is Good Outsider/celestial, and knowing that an Eidolan is none of those, I can see GMs having problems with that.

As always I recommend always with background stories to stick with what is actually allowed in the rules and the setting for the least grief.

Also does a Good Outsider/celestial fit the description of a fantastical creature that Eidolan look like?

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

I like the angelic synthesist. Bonus points if you team up with someone else who has a tiefling boon.

The Exchange 5/5

disguise self will let you "look" like a creature of your type. So an Aasimar can look like a Balor or Solar, but not like an Elf or human.

Just a thought...

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Dragnmoon wrote:
Alexander_Damocles wrote:
My question is, would people have an issue if the Eidolan she summons is her father?

So assuming your father is Good Outsider/celestial, and knowing that an Eidolan is none of those, I can see GMs having problems with that.

As always I recommend always with background stories to stick with what is actually allowed in the rules and the setting for the least grief.

Also does a Good Outsider/celestial fit the description of a fantastical creature that Eidolan look like?

It's possible I'm missing something, but seeing as aasimar have outsider heritage and eidolons are outsiders, I'm not seeing the issue here.

Silver Crusade

Dragnmoon wrote:
Alexander_Damocles wrote:
My question is, would people have an issue if the Eidolan she summons is her father?

So assuming your father is Good Outsider/celestial, and knowing that an Eidolan is none of those, I can see GMs having problems with that.

As always I recommend always with background stories to stick with what is actually allowed in the rules and the setting for the least grief.

Also does a Good Outsider/celestial fit the description of a fantastical creature that Eidolan look like?

"A summoner begins play with the ability to summon to his side a powerful outsider called an eidolon."

An eidolon is an outsider. Aasimar are part outsider. I'm not exactly seeing the issue, but this is why I was asking the community: I don't want to freak people out or annoy GMs.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon

Jiggy wrote:
It's possible I'm missing something, but seeing as aasimar have outsider heritage and eidolons are outsiders, I'm not seeing the issue here.

They are Outsiders, not Outsiders (Good), there is a big difference.

Eidolons are closer to Outsider (extraplanar) as the Eidolon, Unfettered in Bestiary II

Edit: Also though The eidolon’s physical appearance is up to the summoner, it always appears as some sort of fantastical creature, and for many GMs, that means it can't look like say an Orc or Human (just examples), but some odd creature summoned from the depths of the planes.

Liberty's Edge

(Extraplanar) is just a subtype indicating the creature isn't on it's home plane. When PCs step into the tapastry, they gain the (Extraplanar) subtype as well.

Sczarni 5/5

If you are worried about reskinning the eidolon you could just say she summoned and formed the eidolon in the image of her father. This could be due to some sort of subconscious problem caused by the absence of a father in her life. In other words she isn't making it look like her dad it just comes out that way. Also isn't there an angelic build for an eidolon?

Shadow Lodge

Dragnmoon wrote:


Edit: Also though The eidolon’s physical appearance is up to the summoner, it always appears as some sort of fantastical creature, and for many GMs, that means it can't look like say an Orc or Human (just examples), but some odd creature summoned from the depths of the planes.

I think 95% of everyone would not only be fine with it but would compliment you for a cool character concept. Assimar is a creature with Celestial Blood. Eidolon is an extraplanar creature that matches your alignment.

As for the looks, yes, it can't look like an orc or a human. There is nothing to say it can't look like something that would sleep with a human. Considering that humans will sleep with anything extra planar w/ genitalia this shouldn't be a problem. If you need to, think about the stories of Zeus having sex with human women in Swan and Bull form, so you can be very open minded.

And I'm sure you can come up with a logical in game excuse why Outsiders (Good) doesn't apply if a given GM wants to be super persnickety.

Silver Crusade

Kerney wrote:
Dragnmoon wrote:


Edit: Also though The eidolon’s physical appearance is up to the summoner, it always appears as some sort of fantastical creature, and for many GMs, that means it can't look like say an Orc or Human (just examples), but some odd creature summoned from the depths of the planes.

I think 95% of everyone would not only be fine with it but would compliment you for a cool character concept. Assimar is a creature with Celestial Blood. Eidolon is an extraplanar creature that matches your alignment.

As for the looks, yes, it can't look like an orc or a human. There is nothing to say it can't look like something that would sleep with a human. Considering that humans will sleep with anything extra planar w/ genitalia this shouldn't be a problem. If you need to, think about the stories of Zeus having sex with human women in Swan and Bull form, so you can be very open minded.

And I'm sure you can come up with a logical in game excuse why Outsiders (Good) doesn't apply if a given GM wants to be super persnickety.

Yeah, if a GM feels like being persnickity, I'll just say it looks like her dad, and that she has "daddy issues". Otherwise...she's summoning her dad ;)

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