Is a vigilante going to be viable in this campaign?


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Hey all! Currently my group is playing a different campaign but I plan to, once we finish, start Curse of the Crimson Throne with them. One of my players is interested in playing a Vigilante (specifically a goblin Teisatsu, long story but he plans to disguise himself as a child for his alter-ego), and I was wondering what kind of experience the forums might have with this class in Curse.

Have you or any of your group members played one? How did it fare? Were it's abilities relevant? My gut instinct says this campaign seems good for a Vigilante, but since it's such a niche class, I figured I'd double check before giving the concept the all-clear.

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This AP is practically made for a Vigilante. The only ones that fit the class more perfectly are War for the Crown and maybe Hell's Rebels. You'll be fine.


The only problems someone might come into is with fourth and fifth books if you take certain social talents that tie you to Korvosa (like the celebrity or renown lines). All that said, goblin is an uh... interesting choice.


AwesomenessDog wrote:
All that said, goblin is an uh... interesting choice.

Haha, yeah! He isn’t set on it yet but the idea was essentially that he would masquerade as the sickly young child of a noble family as his cover, and then go goblin mode when he wants to fight, because “nobody expects the kid to be a goblin.” He’s not wrong lol. Thanks for the answers everybody.


You could have him act out his misconceptions of what "longshank nobility" actually is while in his social form, although I think that might be too revealing for him to maintain said social cover, unless you aren't going for the most serious of games.


MaxTheDM wrote:
AwesomenessDog wrote:
All that said, goblin is an uh... interesting choice.
Haha, yeah! He isn’t set on it yet but the idea was essentially that he would masquerade as the sickly young child of a noble family as his cover, and then go goblin mode when he wants to fight, because “nobody expects the kid to be a goblin.” He’s not wrong lol. Thanks for the answers everybody.

Having Gm'd this AP for 2 yrs to a conclusion I would recommend if they are playing a goblin to masquerade as a half-orc child in one of the orphanages in the game. The Guide to Korvosa sourcebook has some info on the orphanages and who runs them. One of my players used a similar theme with his halfling character.


There's also a Feat for small-sized characters who can pass for children.

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