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Has Garble played through "Pallid Plague," Kyle? Considering how the first kingdom of Zog was effectively wiped up by disease, there might be an opportunity there for some character advancement.


Chris Mortika wrote:
Has Garble played through "Pallid Plague," Kyle? Considering how the first kingdom of Zog was effectively wiped up by disease, there might be an opportunity there for some character advancement.

No, but that would be fun. Now he's got Murgmo (his personal physician), so I'm sure disease won't be an issue...

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Pasha Cassius Ardolin wrote:

I wanted to play a merfolk paladin but my gm said no.

I had one of those before PFS even existed. No one could say no because I was the gm (I thought the gm could have a character too, back then).

This was also before I knew the rules.
Or had anyone to play with.
Case in point, it didn't end well.

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Just encountered my first Zon Kuthon worshiping cleric/dentist.

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Sure, a gnome with the Fey bloodline is fairly run-of-the-mill. But a multiclass with monk? And the levels ALTERNATE? What is this madness?!

The Sorcerous Strike feat lets me channel Laughing Touch through unarmed strikes, so it works out somewhat. The favored class bonus lets me get more of them/day, so hooray!

Laughter is truly the best medication. It's like a sleeping pill!

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I got raised eyebrows when I first started playing my demon-spawn tiefling paladin of Ragathiel. I'm not sure if it's because of the combo or because she has a 5 Int...

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When I'm not playing any of my other characters I have been known to play a reformed grey maiden (she's not that reformed). After everything that took place in Old Korvosa (and later occurrances in the mushfens south of Magnimar) she joined the Pathfinder Society for "diplomatic protection".

She really wants people to believe she's the poster girl for how the Pathfinder Society rehabilitates and reforms former war criminals. So much so that she's a dual archetyped cavalier (Standard Bearer/Tactician (yes, they stack)) who carries a standard with the emblem of the Pathfinder Society on it. It's a very large standard. Very large.

She also wears full grey maiden armour and acts like a pantomime villain (order of the cockatrice aka order of the kill stealing b*****d). While she claims to be reformed and does her best she's not that reformed. Often she does things that are pretty nasty to enemies or prisoners. She's emotionally damaged (think of all those poor African child soldiers who get rescued and rehabilitated into society. They're damaged individuals who need help to build a better life).

Needless to say turning up in full Grey Maiden armour, claiming to support the Cheliax faction and drinking potions by smashing them on her visor, tipping her head back and making the wine taster sipping sounds as it trickles through... tends to get her some very strange looks.

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Kyle Baird wrote:
Chris Mortika wrote:
Has Garble played through "Pallid Plague," Kyle? Considering how the first kingdom of Zog was effectively wiped up by disease, there might be an opportunity there for some character advancement.
No, but that would be fun. Now he's got Murgmo (his personal physician), so I'm sure disease won't be an issue...

we played that recently and had one character come sooooo close to dying on the long trek back to civilisation, it was quite brutal.

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I think people got a kick out of my gnome adopted qlippoth-spawn tiefling slayer at my Friday night game, he follows Cayden Cailean and works as an operative for the Bellflower Network.

Sadly there aren't many miniatures for qlippoth-spawn tieflings trying to pass as over-sized gnomes (yet) in the pathfinder line.

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wow all these are so cool, lol the out of the four (five if counting d&d) i can think of only one that may have been wierd he was a custom race (basically a fox on two legs) with a pair of large guantlets (dm also let me make my own weapon that was actually fair weapons) he was a undead hater and lied about who he was all the time faking to be a famous undead hunter oh yeah he also pushed a ship mast ontop of a fire elemental lol

the d&d character was a bard who only wanted to slay a dragon, and got slapped unconius by said dragon by charging the dragon lol

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NOG the Demoralizer wrote:
I think people got a kick out of my gnome adopted qlippoth-spawn tiefling slayer at my Friday night game, he follows Cayden Cailean and works as an operative for the Bellflower Network.

A..are you me? I have an onispawn samurai who was adopted by halflings AND he's a demoralizer.

I knew it, I'm just somebody's flawed clone!

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Muser wrote:
NOG the Demoralizer wrote:
I think people got a kick out of my gnome adopted qlippoth-spawn tiefling slayer at my Friday night game, he follows Cayden Cailean and works as an operative for the Bellflower Network.

A..are you me? I have an onispawn samurai who was adopted by halflings AND he's a demoralizer.

I knew it, I'm just somebody's flawed clone!

It's ok, if you have a navel, you are not a clone.

Or if you are a clone, at least you have a surrogate birth mother you were implanted into, so at least you have that going for you. :)

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Unless of course your navel is a metallic socket.

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When I play Drystan, I just say he's a dwarven explorer if asked. He wears normal adventurer clothes. He finds traps, he disarms them. He has plenty of skills. He carries an axe and a cross bow. Then combat happens, and suddenly he's throwing out color sprays and minor images and whatnot. People give me weird looks at that point.

He's a dwarf Wildblooded Seeker Sorcerer (Empyreal Bloodline). Wisdom for casting and perception, he has rogue's trap spotting combined with stonecunning, and detect magic on top of it. Makes for quite the strong trap-monkey without sacrificing versatility in and out of combat.

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My gnome barbarian gets a few odd looks. My gnome barbarian with a air elemental familiar gets even more. It gets even funnier when people notice that they are wearing matching wedding bands.


I honestly expected more raised eyebrows for my tail-wagging, cloven hoofed horned tiefling paladin of Iomedae. So far received none.
Amazingly, the most raised eyebrows I got were on my vanilla human paladin (who's a sadistic, boorish, uneducated street thug which reluctantly follows the paladin code cause he's been told he'd end up in hell otherwise). I get raised eyebrows on creative ideas (like skinning the captive and wearing his flayed skin as disguise) that come from unexpected source.

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Khara Thrust wrote:
I honestly expected more raised eyebrows for my tail-wagging, cloven hoofed horned tiefling paladin of Iomedae. So far received none.

That's because everybody and their mom made a character like that as soon as The Year of the Demon started.

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Jiggy wrote:
Khara Thrust wrote:
I honestly expected more raised eyebrows for my tail-wagging, cloven hoofed horned tiefling paladin of Iomedae. So far received none.
That's because everybody and their mom made a character like that as soon as The Year of the Demon started.

Hey, my feet are normal. Aaand I've been with the society since all that Lissala business started. I have noticed this trend too though. It's wonderful that so many of my brethren are defying the darkness in their hearts. I am utterly shocked though at how many of these tieflings were found in the wilds, abandoned by fey...there must be a breeding ground out there run by an alliance of fiends and fey. How...uncivilized. This may warrant aggressive investigation.

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I was found in the wilds by a paladin. I don't think she was fey.

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Jiggy wrote:
Khara Thrust wrote:
I honestly expected more raised eyebrows for my tail-wagging, cloven hoofed horned tiefling paladin of Iomedae. So far received none.
That's because everybody and their mom made a character like that as soon as The Year of the Demon started.

Wait, she didn't mention that the last time I visited her.

Silver Crusade

Valeria Wintrish wrote:
Jiggy wrote:
Khara Thrust wrote:
I honestly expected more raised eyebrows for my tail-wagging, cloven hoofed horned tiefling paladin of Iomedae. So far received none.
That's because everybody and their mom made a character like that as soon as The Year of the Demon started.
Hey, my feet are normal. Aaand I've been with the society since all that Lissala business started. I have noticed this trend too though. It's wonderful that so many of my brethren are defying the darkness in their hearts. I am utterly shocked though at how many of these tieflings were found in the wilds, abandoned by fey...there must be a breeding ground out there run by an alliance of fiends and fey. How...uncivilized. This may warrant aggressive investigation.

My parents were clerics of Sheyln. They taught me to find the beauty within....even if sometimes I want to rip it into little pieces and take it's spine out with my teeth...I uhhmm...try to see the beauty in everything.

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Silhren Rilbahn wrote:

How many of you have characters that get funny looks based on the things I mentioned in the title?

This is NOT a place to come and make fun of character concepts.

I'm merely curious what ideas people have that are probably viewed as out of the norm in society play.

For example, one of my characters is a Paladin of Shelyn who loves performing with wind instruments. I have recieved plenty of funny looks at first, but it doesn't change anything. What about the rest of you?

I got some raised eyebrows for a Neutral Warpriest of Urgathoa. But in a "that's funny" kinda way. What's even funnier is that's the character I play with my wife's Desna worshiping character.

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My Dhampir Cleric of Pharasma has the Seperatist Archetype and the Undead Domain. Honestly it makes a ton of sense to me, but that particular combination definitely raised some eyebrows.

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The Qlippoth spawn barbarian/inquisitor of Rovagug got so many stares that the table held an intervention to change his diety to Gorum.

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I just rolled up a tiefling inquisitor of Szuriel that I'm hoping to get into a game this coming Sunday. I fully expect that to get some weird looks. If I don't manage to get him into a game on Sunday, he'll magically transform into a dwarven inquisitor of Gorum.

5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka Yiroep

I get looks just for playing the Spellscar mystery of Oracle. He's super amazing at finding and disabling traps and and casts dispel magic at effective caster level 12 (he's level 7), and dispels anything ongoing at caster level 14. There's not much else he does besides those two things and lay down buffs for people.

I mean, I took the seeker archetype for a reason...because like half the revelations are banned for Spellscar. But again, people give me looks when I say that mystery.

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I always get funny looks at the end of each adventure after my cleric of Calistria who goes through the entire adventure exchanging sex for information and charming NPC’s into visiting the nearest brothel to help her brethren’s businesses. In fact does not have skill in a certain profession. But why should she, she’s not doing a certain deed for her own wealth; all money made in this way is donated to the church to help sex workers everywhere.

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I also get funny looks when my Jadwiga witch; Lt. Orlov, explains she is in the Taldor faction and she works for the Taldorian secret police, and I further explain she was thrown out of Irissia due to refusing to eat children. If people want more details I tell them I have some recipes they never want to know about such as Children Noodle Soup.

Silver Crusade

So wait, is Russian an analogue to Jadwigan?

Also, what is the name of the country with all the French-sounding names?

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Bigdaddyjug wrote:

So wait, is Russian an analogue to Jadwigan?

Also, what is the name of the country with all the French-sounding names?

Irrisen is the country that is ruled by Baba Yaga's daughters (the Jadwigan, named after her oldest daughter Jadwiga). Consider Irrisen the land of Slavic Fairy Tales. Iobaria is also rather Russian.

Galt is the land of the French Revolution, but I'm not sure if that's what you're asking about there.

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pH unbalanced wrote:
Bigdaddyjug wrote:

So wait, is Russian an analogue to Jadwigan?

Also, what is the name of the country with all the French-sounding names?

Irrisen is the country that is ruled by Baba Yaga's daughters (the Jadwigan, named after her oldest daughter Jadwiga). Consider Irrisen the land of Slavic Fairy Tales. Iobaria is also rather Russian.

Galt is the land of the French Revolution, but I'm not sure if that's what you're asking about there.

I remember when I played The Stolen Heir we interacted with some peeps with French-sounding names, but don't remember what country they were from. Well now I have a bard with a ridiculously French name, so I was going to make her from that country. flat sounds right.

Also, thanks for the info on the Jadwigans. Looks like I need to change the name of my Jadwigan witch. Salhaira Moussida just doesn't sound very Russian, lol.

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Jadwigas are actually ethnically Russian(slavic? ugric?) since they are direct descendants of the transdimensional traveler Baba Yaga.

So, in season 6 it might be possible to play a bear-riding Russian sorcerer/gunslinger with a laser pistol. Who was adopted by fey and shares a bloodline with eldritch horrors from beyond the stars.

Are we in the sink yet?

Silver Crusade

Bigdaddyjug wrote:
I remember when I played The Stolen Heir we interacted with some peeps with French-sounding names, but don't remember what country they were from. Well now I have a bard with a ridiculously French name, so I was going to make her from that country. flat sounds right.

That would be Galt, land of the perpetual French Revolution.

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Muser wrote:

Jadwigas are actually ethnically Russian(slavic? ugric?) since they are direct descendants of the transdimensional traveler Baba Yaga.

So, in season 6 it might be possible to play a bear-riding Russian sorcerer/gunslinger with a laser pistol. Who was adopted by fey and shares a bloodline with eldritch horrors from beyond the stars.

Are we in the sink yet?

It sounds like the main character from Muse's Knights of Cydonia video...

Who I now need to make.

Silver Crusade

Fromper wrote:
Bigdaddyjug wrote:
I remember when I played The Stolen Heir we interacted with some peeps with French-sounding names, but don't remember what country they were from. Well now I have a bard with a ridiculously French name, so I was going to make her from that country. flat sounds right.
That would be Galt, land of the perpetual French Revolution.

D'oh! Yeah, stupid iPad auto-corrected Galt to flat. So I guess Seduisant Pompeux is Galtese (?).

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Bigdaddyjug wrote:
D'oh! Yeah, stupid iPad auto-corrected Galt to flat.

In my homebrew PbP, my tablet keeps trying to rename one of the PCs "Granule". :/


In light of all these obscure pairings and builds, our party half-elven ninja/sorcerer (elemental fire bloodline) from the Irrisen/Varisian/Linorm border region and her human gunslinger brother seem rather pedestrian...

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Bigdaddyjug wrote:
pH unbalanced wrote:
Bigdaddyjug wrote:

So wait, is Russian an analogue to Jadwigan?

Also, what is the name of the country with all the French-sounding names?

Irrisen is the country that is ruled by Baba Yaga's daughters (the Jadwigan, named after her oldest daughter Jadwiga). Consider Irrisen the land of Slavic Fairy Tales. Iobaria is also rather Russian.

Galt is the land of the French Revolution, but I'm not sure if that's what you're asking about there.

I remember when I played The Stolen Heir we interacted with some peeps with French-sounding names, but don't remember what country they were from. Well now I have a bard with a ridiculously French name, so I was going to make her from that country. flat sounds right.

Also, thanks for the info on the Jadwigans. Looks like I need to change the name of my Jadwigan witch. Salhaira Moussida just doesn't sound very Russian, lol.

Yep, those were Galtans you were dealing with in Stolen Heir.

Silver Crusade

Sweet, thanks. I guess I need to come up with a russian name now. I really liked Salhaira Moussida, though. It was an anglicanization of a couple of arabic words that related to the class. I don't remember which words now, of course (curse my terrible memory), but they really fit!

As for Seduisant Pompeux, her name is French for "seductive pomposity". I felt it was pretty fitting for a female bard.

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Bigdaddyjug wrote:
As for Seduisant Pompeux, her name is French for "seductive pomposity". I felt it was pretty fitting for a female bard.

Which part ("seductive" or "pompous") was "pretty fitting" for being female, and which part was "pretty fitting" for being a bard?

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Jiggy wrote:
Bigdaddyjug wrote:
As for Seduisant Pompeux, her name is French for "seductive pomposity". I felt it was pretty fitting for a female bard.
Which part ("seductive" or "pompous") was "pretty fitting" for being female, and which part was "pretty fitting" for being a bard?

Both!

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Bigdaddyjug wrote:
Sweet, thanks. I guess I need to come up with a russian name now. I really liked Salhaira Moussida, though. It was an anglicanization of a couple of arabic words that related to the class. I don't remember which words now, of course (curse my terrible memory), but they really fit!

I have a halfling from Qadira whose name is Qassir, which is the Arabic word for "short".

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Fromper wrote:
Bigdaddyjug wrote:
Sweet, thanks. I guess I need to come up with a russian name now. I really liked Salhaira Moussida, though. It was an anglicanization of a couple of arabic words that related to the class. I don't remember which words now, of course (curse my terrible memory), but they really fit!
I have a halfling from Qadira whose name is Qassir, which is the Arabic word for "short".

My heavens oracle is named Futina el Arai. "Futina" and "Arai" are both transliterations of Arabic words pertaining to the class as well. I think one of them was illusion, but I can't be certain now.

My wayang alchemist, Kulipuka Chupo, is named after transliterations of I believe it was Swahili words for bomb and something else related to alchemists.

My kitsune sorcerer is named Hai Huoc Cao, which is a transliteration of the Vietnamese words for "funny fox". She's a hideous laughter specialist.

My tengu monk is named Long Zhi Chen, which is a transliteration of Chinese words meaning "dragon punch". I guess I'll have to get Dragon Style on him.

My Varisian cleric of Desna, is named Viaggi Fortuna. That's a literal translation of the Italin words for "lucky travel". I bet you can't guess what his two domains are!

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I don't know how weird this is, but I have a True Neutral Gnome Cleric of Zyphus. He was raised in a swamp by hags, learned the ways of Death (Psychopomp) and Plant (Decay). He grew bored of the swamp and traveled the world, where he discovered Zyphus. He is against using his powers for healing. He is a gravedigger in Absalom, as well as a traveling mortician, Pathfinder, and loyal disciple of Zyphus. He is kind of an old fart (he is old, but surprisingly active). He is also an alchoholic, he is fascinated by undead anatomy, and he hates fey.

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UllarWarlord wrote:

The Sorcerous Strike feat lets me channel Laughing Touch through unarmed strikes, so it works out somewhat. The favored class bonus lets me get more of them/day, so hooray!

Tickle Attack?? :)

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I'm glad to see so many Besmaran's in here. I too have a Besmaran cleric/inquisitor that I've always loved playing. He's a noncombatant at heart, although he approves of the spectacle of violence. He carries a large jolly roger with him everywhere, and is fond of unveiling it in combat as a means of inspiring his allies to greater heights.

I tend to get the most interesting looks when I'm playing my urban barbarian/white-haired witch/rogue natural attacker. Although some of that is probably due to the fact that she's a short, green mute who worships Lamashtu and tends to tear her opponent's apart with a combination of claw, tooth, and exceptionally mobile hair. I tend to put her under the orders of another player at the table and have her act something akin to an attack dog on a verbal leash.

Second to that, is definitely my fighter. When I tell people I'm playing a human slinger, they get a little worried about how well I'll be able to contribute. He's never had any problems helping out, and he has to need to use a blade to stop his opponent.

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My Venture Captain has told me more than once that ALL of my characters are odd. But my favorite to date is an exile from the Realm of the Mammoth Lords who is a wizard, and gladly proclaims so in battle... While laying all about himself with a +1 keen falchion (Barbarian-1/Wizard-5/Eldritch Knight-1 with CON 18).


MY favorite is the Halfling Cavalier who worships Asmodeus and has proffesion "Slaver"

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People aren't too shocked by my tiefling paladin of Shelyn, until they find out how flamboyant he is (an exact replica of Zhang He from Dynasty Warriors). And then they get angry because he follows Shelyn's code to a T.

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I got a few raised eyebrows for my Half-Orc barbarian who was a follower of Lamashtu and a member of the Sczarni faction. In one fight against some mongrelmen I had him refuse to engage in combat and just tried to demoralize them instead.

Destiny of the Sands spoiler:
He also believed that he was a prophet of Lamashtu after receiving mythic powers and getting the "Scrutiny of the Stars" boon because of the repeated nightmares and extra power he had gained.

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