What character ideas do you have for Iron Gods?


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Mechamage? Steamwright? Tell me more...

I don't know if I can offer specifics since Thunderscape is not officially out yet, but you can get a general overview of the classes at the Thunderscape website at Thunderscape - World of Aden

Check out the classes section and if you got some specific questions, I could answer them.

I really like the Steamwright and the Mechamage in particular and I am planning on using both when one of my friends runs Warden of the Reborn Forge as a one off between campaigns once we finish up Shattered Star in the next few weeks. Golemoid is also good (a warrior class dependent upon golem/technology implants). Thunder Scouts invoke visions of the Mad Max movies.

All of these could easily work in the Iron Gods AP with a little tweaking of how the technology is powered (In Thunderscape, it is a metal called Manite, which permanently produces heat when enspelled, allowing steam powered tech without having to run around with boilers and cartloads of wood or coal)


In light of the radioactive mutants revelation, how about this for an idea:

A character who, from birth, was horribly mutated into a feral, violent, twisted figure, and who must rely on strange alchemical concoctions derived originally from compounds found in the addictive sludgelike runoff off the Silver Mount in order to maintain a more regular, even-tempered human form.

(Basically an alchemist, but his "normal" form is the mutagen induced one. It could either be an alchemist archetype, or else you could just assume the alchemist was rendered mostly normal by the compounds, but he occasionally still takes the mutagen- in this case, effectively an antidote for the Silver Mount compound- when he needs to access the ragebeast within.)


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Nagaji Fighter, dipping into Sorcerer. Become Thulsa doom eventually.

Android Bard. Dubstep versions of heavy metal everywhere.

Human Bard (Detective Archetype). Be Fox Mulder.

Spoiler:
I want to believe.

And finally:

Android Paladin. Optimus Prime.

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Three Ideas:

Android Spellslinger (An android who just woke up a couple weeks ago, knows very little about the world, and knows that there is something called a "Disc Drive" that it's looking for to fill in the gap in it's data logs.)

Lizardfolk Bloodrager/Dragon Disciple (Basically playing the Chewbacca to someone's Han Solo. Big, beefy, mostly friendly, and only speaks Draconic)

Human Alchemist (A low ranking member of the Technic League who left to find a cure for his ravenous addiction to the fluids seeping from the silver mount.)

Edit: Actually a fourth...

Powered Armor dude. Probably a Gun-Tank gunslinger, but with TECHNOLOGY!


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Seth Parsons wrote:
Android Paladin. Optimus Prime.

Android Driud. Optimus Primal.

Silver Crusade

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My first idea is a Lawful Good Andoran musket master gunslinger based on my Courier from New Vegas.

Silver Crusade

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Clyde Cornelius, Vanara Gunslinger, because "Guns don't kill people: APES with guns kill people."


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DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
Clyde Cornelius, Vanara Gunslinger, because "Guns don't kill people: APES with guns kill people."

I was reading that right when I was drinking a Mountain Dew Throwback... And now my nose stings from the spray...

10/10 would play with!


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Oread monk who puts ranks in Profession (chef).

"Can you smell what the rock is cooking?"


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Rusty Venture.
Everything he creates is either a failure or, if it's successful, an abomination.


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Major_Blackhart wrote:

Rusty Venture.

Everything he creates is either a failure or, if it's successful, an abomination.

So an alchemist?


Oh I have sooooo many ideas.

Cyberborg barbarian with double handed chainsword.

Gunslinger based on Revy from black lagoon.

Spell slinger based on Gene Starwind from outlaw star.

Ranger, based on Ygritte. "You know nothing, Jon Snow."

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Android Technomancer!!!!!!!


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Ya know what we really need right now with all this talk of crazy hooligan possibly mammoth-riding barbarians, blasphemous abomination-of-Erastil-creating metal mages, and now pieces of tin that think they're gods? A tough, no-nonsense, take-no-guff-from-nobody, back-to-basics hero type. I'm talking an honest, gods-fearing (REAL gods, not these monstrous metal mockeries) inquisitor of Erastil (black powder inquisition). He'd dress like the stereotypical image of a pilgrim (complete with the big black hat with the belt buckle on it) and would use a blunderbuss.


I have no idea but I'm totally excited about Iron Gods!!!!


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Maybe a Troll with deltagrade move-by-wire rating 3, retractable duralloy spurs, and duralloy full-body exoskeleton and a panther cannon. Wait, that's my Shadowrun character...


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Okay, here's one a little bit more out there than the pilgrim inquisitor, but I think it'd be fun to play an android enchanter or telepath. Based on the notion that sometimes the member of an out-group has to make extra effort to join an exclusive clique. Like sometimes they have work like 10x harder than a member of the in-group to get noticed and accepted.

So going with that, this character would totally break the image of robotic characters as being dull and emotionless. In order to make it in human society, this android has studied human emotions and has become determined to emulate them. Even if he has to "fake it to make it". The problem is, the android may not emulate them very well, considering their misunderstanding of human emotions/motives.

So rather than the subtle range of emotions people can manifest, you get extreme and often absurdly inappropriate caricatures of emotion from the android. He may not really feel these emotions but is trying to play along with the strange flesh-lifeforms as best as he can.

The enchanter or telepath class would come out of trying to come to a realization of that understanding, with the android's wild emotions from time to time becoming "contagious."

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I'm thinking about playing an Android Eldritch Knight. Fighter/Spellslinger who just doesn't get the other party members. Highly methodical and logical, I'm thinking True Neutral. Does not play well with others, friend or foe, but not from lack of trying, just is incapable of empathizing (probably minimum charisma), sees logic and reason as the method for solving all problems. Is driven by a voracious hunger to know WHY she exists, even though she acknowledges that the desire is illogical and the answer is ultimately unimportant: She is, why she is does not matter.

Also hoping that the AP brings Android only feats that interact with the Nanite Surge ability, because I want a feat that gives me more uses/day based on character level. Like a feat that gives 1 more use/day, and then an additional use/day every other character level, or every third character level. Hell, once more upon gaining the feat, then one more at 5th and every 5 after would be fine for a total of 6/day @ 20th. It's not bad, considering at that point it's +23 to a d20 roll.


Umbriere Moonwhisper wrote:

list any character ideas you have here for what you wish to play

what i'd like to do.

Neptune; Female Human Aegis

Purple haired girl in a Sailor Seifuku with a glowing katana of purple light held in both hands. merely a katana that shines like an everburning torch.

2handed style, oblivious, lazy, socially akward, calls herself the main character of a video game, very out of it

calls herself the goddess of a country called Planeptune

talks about villainy 101 and follows the genuine hero tropes

Aegis Astral Armor is used to simulate HDD or Hard Drive Divinity form. giving her a skimpier look and enhanced stats.

I sense a disgaea reference in there somewhere. But I personally am intending to run a skinwalker (witchwolf) ranger from Ustalav. More specifics when the player guide comes out.

Probably an initial favored enemy of human (damn technic league) and later constructs

Liberty's Edge

If I could play I'd have a character based on Tesla.

Or a Orc or half Orc bard that sings show tunes. Dying to play that in any game.

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Right now, I have four I keep bouncing between - although who knows whether any of them will make it through to chargen when the time comes.

1) Android gunslinger 1/warpriest of Bharanol X - the idea is to contain, rather than utterly destroy, the various threats of Numeria, with a holy blaster at my side
2) Human version of same
3) Android sorcerer (impossible bloodline), possibly looking to go into the technomancer PrC eventually; "it's not magic, it's science you do not yet comprehend" taken as literally as possible
4) Human fighter, build to be determined by the AP itself; the idea is to use his level advancement to pick up appropriate feats to take advantage of whatever supertech weaponry we find as we go through. Fast Learner, Improvisation and Improved Improvisation will feature heavily, I think.


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Andriod Synthesist....advanced nanites re-configure his form into a killing machine :P

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nighttree wrote:
Andriod Synthesist....advanced nanites re-configure his form into a killing machine :P

That sound awesome nighttree!


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brad2411 wrote:
nighttree wrote:
Andriod Synthesist....advanced nanites re-configure his form into a killing machine :P
That sound awesome nighttree!

Idea hit me after watching the "future" sentinels in the new X-men movie.

Goes from being a standard Andriod, to being covered in shifting plates of fine scale mail and adapting to any threat :)


If only the synthesist summoner wasn't so abysmally broken I'd consider playing the exact same thing in a heartbeat, re-configuring nanites and all!


I managed to bribe my GM with enough cookies to let play an Android Aegis with the Crystal Warrior(Ironman/Power Armor with onboard AI familiar) archetype from the Ultimate Psionics book. Can't wait to give it a try.


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Dreaming Psion wrote:
Ya know what we really need right now with all this talk of crazy hooligan possibly mammoth-riding barbarians, blasphemous abomination-of-Erastil-creating metal mages, and now pieces of tin that think they're gods? A tough, no-nonsense, take-no-guff-from-nobody, back-to-basics hero type. I'm talking an honest, gods-fearing (REAL gods, not these monstrous metal mockeries) inquisitor of Erastil (black powder inquisition). He'd dress like the stereotypical image of a pilgrim (complete with the big black hat with the belt buckle on it) and would use a blunderbuss.

.

Sooo...

Essentially, you are going to make Solomon Kane?

That would actually be pretty boss.


Solidchaos085 wrote:
Umbriere Moonwhisper wrote:

list any character ideas you have here for what you wish to play

what i'd like to do.

Neptune; Female Human Aegis

Purple haired girl in a Sailor Seifuku with a glowing katana of purple light held in both hands. merely a katana that shines like an everburning torch.

2handed style, oblivious, lazy, socially akward, calls herself the main character of a video game, very out of it

calls herself the goddess of a country called Planeptune

talks about villainy 101 and follows the genuine hero tropes

Aegis Astral Armor is used to simulate HDD or Hard Drive Divinity form. giving her a skimpier look and enhanced stats.

I sense a disgaea reference in there somewhere. But I personally am intending to run a skinwalker (witchwolf) ranger from Ustalav. More specifics when the player guide comes out.

Probably an initial favored enemy of human (damn technic league) and later constructs

Hyperdimension Neptunia, another franchise by the people whom made Disgaea, a blend of the playable Characters known as Neptune and Nepgear, often referred to as Nep-Nep (or Nep-Chan) and Ge-Ge (or Gear-Chan) respectively.

they have minor differences in personality, but both are pretty darned similar. the only way you can really tell them apart is one of them wears a purple creeper style hoodie dress and wields a pair of vibrating katanas while the other wears a white and purple sailor schoolgirl uniform with a pair of purple lightsabers that curve like katanas. both are fourth wall breaking ditzes whom see reality as little more than a video game. both shatter the fourth wall more than any other character you can recruit. the game is a clever pun on the gamer community and on the console wars, as well as the crusade against piracy.


I’m actually going to be running it for a really cool but mixed in experience group. One friend who played years ago, one friend who never played but is a huge MMO player and general super fan and two experienced players

If I was playing I would either play a sundering monk or an android sorcerer going for technomancer (once I learn what that does when I get the book it will be in).


I'm going to build my own terminator, armor master with a spiked gauntlet and a brutal shield.


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TheLoneCleric wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Giant robot pilot.
Step away from the Escaflowne. It's not going to happen. Now construct controlling wizard....maybe.

Well, eidelons can reach Huge size through evolutions, so why not as a synthesist summoner? Bonus: You don't have to worry about where to park your "mech"/"robot" when it's not in use.


TheLoneCleric wrote:
You could modify Shifty's idea to do Firefly as well.
The Shifty Mongoose wrote:
Even Star Trek, if you want to run it PFS-style with a team of stern explorers whose Prime Directives are "Explore, Report, Co-operate".

Cavalier: (to summoner) Why is your eidelon and all your summoned critters red?

Elven Summoner: {arches single eyebrow} It's the only logical option.
Cavalier: Hey, is that a lashunta woman? {breaks out the green bodypaint}


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Mikaze wrote:
Shisumo wrote:
Just realized how incredibly awesome a warpriest with a sacred weapon (gun) would be. Holy gun indeed...

Sacred weapon(arm blaster) :)

edit-sacred weapon(hardlight sword)!

edit2-SACRED WEAPON(ORBITAL LASER CANNON)

"Target locked. Righteousness assured. Deploying Fires of Heaven in 5...4...3..."

Alchemist: {in full mutagen mode} CAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

<everything goes White>


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Hmmm, young Tian adventurer finds a Control Metal (psicrystal), bonds with it... voilà! Bio Booster Armor Guyver (straight aegis or maybe aegis/soulknife/metaforge)

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I already have a tentative group for Iron Gods, although my players want it to be severely modified, in order to allow them more Swords & Planets type of game. So, I have plans to follow the AP as written, but to include side adventures that will give my players additional abilities instead of straight XP awards. Perhaps they'll get bonus feats as awards for completing those side quests.

Anyways, the party right now looks something like this:

Vanya Volkov-Morai, Morgral (my homebrew version of Dhampir) Magus
Luena, Drow Bladedancer (homebrew class, created by SmiloDan; look it up. It's great)
Skrit-Xcrit, a Xreen (modified Thri-Kreen; imagine standard Kreen, but with three-fingered hands and two pairs of mandibles, like Predators from the movies) Spell-less Ranger
Paragon, Warforged Golemoid (Thunderscape class)
Tarma, Android (or Cyborg) Sorceress
Eidur, a Warpriest from the Savage North


Cthulhudrew wrote:

In light of the radioactive mutants revelation, how about this for an idea:

A character who, from birth, was horribly mutated into a feral, violent, twisted figure, and who must rely on strange alchemical concoctions derived originally from compounds found in the addictive sludgelike runoff off the Silver Mount in order to maintain a more regular, even-tempered human form.

(Basically an alchemist, but his "normal" form is the mutagen induced one. It could either be an alchemist archetype, or else you could just assume the alchemist was rendered mostly normal by the compounds, but he occasionally still takes the mutagen- in this case, effectively an antidote for the Silver Mount compound- when he needs to access the ragebeast within.)

There is actually an archetype for that: the [url=http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/ultimateMagic/spellcastingClassOptions/alchemist.html#_mindchemist-(archetype)] Mindchemist.


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Dr. Strangegnome wrote:
Hmmm, young Tian adventurer finds a Control Metal (psicrystal), bonds with it... voilà! Bio Booster Armor Guyver (straight aegis or maybe aegis/soulknife/metaforge)

Not just yeah.

F$#! YEAH.


Samsaran Time Oracle with a big blue tower-shield with Police Box written across it.

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Shisumo wrote:

Right now, I have four I keep bouncing between - although who knows whether any of them will make it through to chargen when the time comes.

1) Android gunslinger 1/warpriest of Bharanol X - the idea is to contain, rather than utterly destroy, the various threats of Numeria, with a holy blaster at my side
2) Human version of same
3) Android sorcerer (impossible bloodline), possibly looking to go into the technomancer PrC eventually; "it's not magic, it's science you do not yet comprehend" taken as literally as possible
4) Human fighter, build to be determined by the AP itself; the idea is to use his level advancement to pick up appropriate feats to take advantage of whatever supertech weaponry we find as we go through. Fast Learner, Improvisation and Improved Improvisation will feature heavily, I think.

*takes notes*


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The latest Campaign Setting book on Numeria gave us a few nifty ideas that might be interesting for NPC/PC ideas

Numeria Guide spoilers:

Android infiltrator- an android who has assumed a human guise to infiltrate one of the Kellid clans. Usually they have a habit of identifying with their tribe at the same time as being protective of their android race. Could make for an interesting PC if you liked conflicted character themes/motifs.

Kyton body-modders/cyberdocs Playing a tiefling (of kyton ancestry) alchemist or the like who transforms/warps the body with cybernetic implants might be fun. Or perhaps do it as a synthesist summoner?


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I'm working on a version of Annalee Call from "Alien Resurrection" (imagine Winona Ryder in 1997). Call is a rogue android, in more ways than one. Call was designed for infiltration and assassination but her experiences out among the barbarians have shown her a different way of life. She desperately wishes she was a real girl after being told there is an afterlife, but not for androids. Call wears a holy symbol of Desna and studies the faith. She believes a productive society requires the triumph of Good over Evil, but has little empathy herself. It's basically Pinocchio with shortswords (TWF rogue) and should be a lot of fun, even with the angst and insecurities. Hopefully the final rules would accommodate such a character.


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Fresh off the boat: The character is an alien that crashed with the ship, but has somehow remained asleep/in statis until being literally discovered 5 minutes after the game has started by the other characters. The alien character has only hazy/dim/dream-like recollections of his/her/its past, and basically has to start over forming a whole new identity. (This idea may also be useful in creating a replacement character who can be integrated rather quickly into the group later on in the AP.)


FOBin' it, huh? Cool.

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I'm currently planning a male Lashunta Investigator with Student of Philosophy as a philosophical warrior-scientist. That sounds pretty awesome.


It appears,
according to the conversation today, that the line up will be:

Female Drow White Haired Witch (although she may be a half elf with Drow elements from ARG, she's not made it yet)

A female Human Gun-Tank/Alchemist using 3P alternate Alchemy Spagyric Devices (Su) in place of extracts. (so bombs, mutagens and gadgets) (going for a mini mech type character)

Some sort of summoner, not sure if it will be swarm focused or eidlon focused but we have been discussing some kind of mysterious techno-eidlon 'found'' during exploration.

a 3rd Generation (looks mostly human) half orc Inquisitor, a former gladiator (going with arena bred) who survived a horrible apprenticeship to a witch, during the experience of trying to bond with/ find a patron, the inquisitor received revelations from an unidentified divine source instead and began casting minor divine spells. Enraged, the witch sold him into slavery and he eventually became a gladiator.
The inquisitor is, as such a "professional monster slayer" with fledgling divine spells, who can (eventually) smell fear, and believes he draws favor from ALL Gods, but… secretly suspects they are all aspects of only one god.
Best way to build him was a halforc who… doesn't know he's a half orc, lol.


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Android alchemist- Dump wis, extracts/mutagen/etc are gadgets. Perhaps take one or two token ranks in law-enforcement related skills. Mix well and you have one Inspector Gadget.

Silver Crusade

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A Tengu Inquisitor of Brigh (Iconoclast) who views the artifacts from the Silver Mount as an affront to true invention and creativity. They see the Technic League as imposters and heretics of science and innovation. The character seeks to free the relics of the Silver Mount to those who are more inclined to understand what comes out of the Silver Mount for purposes of inspiration, imitation, and integration...not in the parasitic way that the Teachnic League uses those relics now. Also to keep any alien forces that may slumber within the Silver Mount from using their advanced technology from effectively creating another "world wound-esque" situation where hoards of aliens and advanced technology swarm out from a single point and threaten to consume Golarion.

If I play it......


Pendagast wrote:

It appears,

according to the conversation today, that the line up will be:

Female Drow White Haired Witch (although she may be a half elf with Drow elements from ARG, she's not made it yet)

A female Human Gun-Tank/Alchemist using 3P alternate Alchemy Spagyric Devices (Su) in place of extracts. (so bombs, mutagens and gadgets) (going for a mini mech type character)

Some sort of summoner, not sure if it will be swarm focused or eidlon focused but we have been discussing some kind of mysterious techno-eidlon 'found'' during exploration.

a 3rd Generation (looks mostly human) half orc Inquisitor, a former gladiator (going with arena bred) who survived a horrible apprenticeship to a witch, during the experience of trying to bond with/ find a patron, the inquisitor received revelations from an unidentified divine source instead and began casting minor divine spells. Enraged, the witch sold him into slavery and he eventually became a gladiator.
The inquisitor is, as such a "professional monster slayer" with fledgling divine spells, who can (eventually) smell fear, and believes he draws favor from ALL Gods, but… secretly suspects they are all aspects of only one god.
Best way to build him was a halforc who… doesn't know he's a half orc, lol.

The group mutated:

Drow WHW hasn't changed. (I was trying to convince her to go with a Human Kellid Shield Maiden (Skirnir))

Female (knack with poison/Master tinkerer) Gnome Gun Tank-alchmeist..same concept with spagyric devices.

Halfling Summoner with wanderlust and swift as shadows racial abilities, who wandered into numeria and 'found' a techno-space beast eidlon.

Half-orc Inquisitor who is actually a Hellknight Signifier.
He uses the "arena bred" racial archetype to represent his armiger training with Sword and Whip. (he's going for mega intimidate and the ability to 'smell fear'
I devised a "Hellknight Inquisition" for him.
He's going to be a member of the Order of the Scar, who was hired, remotely, to protect a member of the technic league, but the mark was assassinated before his arrival in Numeria.


I'm looking at human or half-orc aberrant bloodrager. Bald noggin, dark grey skin, four-mirror armor made from salvaged ship-hull parts, two spiked gauntlets, green circuitry tattoos, falchion with some kind of elemental damage..... the irradiated barbarian.


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A wayward crusader who ends up in numeria, and is on a mission to kill the alien, the mutant, the heretic.

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