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Character Ideas [message #1506] Sun, 24 February 2013 13:17 Go to next message
Tangaroa is currently offline  Tangaroa
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EDIT: Character Creation Summary
25 pt buy
Two traits
Core rulebook races + Llewyllen + DM fiat
Max HP at first level (as normal)
1 feat, or 2 if human (as normal)
Skills: as per class ( max ranks in a skill is your class level, but you add attribute, trained and other bonuses)


Alrighty, I thought I would kick off a character idea thread.

First off, from the description this sounds like an old-school, kick-ass sort of adventure. So my goal has been to make a scrapper sort of character - a divine fighter.

Panros the Wasting

Concept:
In the chaos that descended after the coming of the undead, Farima bore young Panros raised him as well she could in the years of hardship. However, the constant undead attacks took their toll. She fell to one particularly aggressive attack by plague zombies. Young Panros survived after the intervention of a town cleric, but not entirely unscathed. The plague rot scarred his body horribly. Somehow, a bright divine energy awakened in the boys bones and helped to sustain him through the trauma. The church adopted the orphan and did his best to raise him, but Panros has lived in pain and exile most of his adult life, leading to bitterness and anger.

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Re: Character Ideas [message #1507 is a reply to message #1506] Sun, 24 February 2013 14:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tangaroa,

Wow... you aren't chomping at the bit to get going on the campaign are ya?

I'm gonna wait to really narrow down my character concept until Damon gets around to presenting a bit more info LOL...

However, for now, I'm leaning toward a human fighter, idiot savant type character. He's lovable, strong, dependable but dumb as a rock when it comes to anything outside of combat and eating pancakes.

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Re: Character Ideas [message #1553 is a reply to message #1507] Sun, 17 March 2013 00:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cindy-Lou Llwellyn ("Lulu") enjoys long walks on the beach (not that she's ever seen a beach), flitting amongst the tree-tops -- and knocking zombies down with her magic missiles (Toppling Spell feat). Although she's typically willing to help battle occasional undead that approach Gilding, she's never had any real assigned responsibility (Llwellyn aren't typically thought of as someone to assign to a position of responsibility). But if the town leaders are going to send a few more victims -- er, heroes -- into the wilds for help, it's time for Lulu to go along!
Re: Character Ideas [message #1560 is a reply to message #1506] Sun, 17 March 2013 19:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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this is workable with a few changes
A. No one has arrived or left this town for 20 years and you are 15-16 years old.
B. There are half orcs here but they have been in town since the beginning, originally retained by the elders as guards to keep raiders from invading and stealing everything, they have since become just another of the tightly interwoven community that is Gilding.
C. Fighting is almost the town sport and everyone in town is skilled at taking out a stray zombie rat or skeletal bird.

You all have been given additional attention as you all are the second to last hope for the hamlet.
Re: Character Ideas [message #1561 is a reply to message #1560] Sun, 17 March 2013 20:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What about the oracle being a bone oracle, and the Undead Servitude? Do you want me to change to a different mystery?
Re: Character Ideas [message #1562 is a reply to message #1561] Mon, 18 March 2013 09:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Because of the battle this town has faught against the undead for 2000 years if a individual were to show those gifts they would be looked apond as tainted or inleague with the evil and would be cast out at least and possibly killed outright. The town still exists because of devine intervetion and celebrates life and the living with a religious and tenatious fervore. A child in this town, touched by the gods would be most likly of the life mystery followed by the lore and flame gifts.

a person who has rats in there house, eating their food and running across their face at night is unlikly to have one as a pet.
While I will not forbid you to run a bone Oracle you would acuire the Secretive disavantage and if your party found out about you they would have to make a will save adjusted by there alignment or be repulsed by you.
A Life Oracle would be very much in keeping with some things that your charcaters are as yet unaware of.
Re: Character Ideas [message #1563 is a reply to message #1553] Mon, 18 March 2013 10:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Do not discount the Llewyllen, no body else does! They are the ones who, because of their sensitivity most often alert defenders to muster to the appropriate section of the walls and find the zombie rats before they bite the children. They are both aerial reconnaissance and psychic alarm rolled into a cute compact bundle.
Having a group of Llewyllen living in our house is considered better luck than having a half orc sleeping in the front room.
Re: Character Ideas [message #1565 is a reply to message #1562] Mon, 18 March 2013 14:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Damon wrote on Mon, 18 March 2013 15:59
Because of the battle this town has faught against the undead for 2000 years if a individual were to show those gifts they would be looked apond as tainted or inleague with the evil and would be cast out at least and possibly killed outright. The town still exists because of devine intervetion and celebrates life and the living with a religious and tenatious fervore. A child in this town, touched by the gods would be most likly of the life mystery followed by the lore and flame gifts.

a person who has rats in there house, eating their food and running across their face at night is unlikly to have one as a pet.
While I will not forbid you to run a bone Oracle you would acuire the Secretive disavantage and if your party found out about you they would have to make a will save adjusted by there alignment or be repulsed by you.
A Life Oracle would be very much in keeping with some things that your charcaters are as yet unaware of.


OK, panros now is an oracle of life.
Introducing Bran [message #1566 is a reply to message #1506] Wed, 20 March 2013 10:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Bran - Human Fighter

Bran was born during the full moon to Esther and her husband, Blaine. While Esther lay exhausted from the birth Blaine retired to his smithy to contemplate the future of his newborn son. From a chest hidden deep within his workshop Blaine retrieved his great, great grandfather's favored mace. Broken, tarnished with time and long considered nothing more than an heirloom, the blacksmith decides that someday this mace will once again see battle in the hands of his son.

At around the age of 3, while playing in his father's smithy, Bran enters into an area of the shop that is supposed to be off limits. Within he sees the shiny weapon that his father has been working on. While trying to get a closer look the weapon falls on him striking him in the head. Found a good while later by his family he is taken to the local healer, but the damage has already been done.

It quickly becomes clear that Bran's intellectual capabilities were greatly diminished by the accident. As a result, he often has to be watched since he's unpredictable, can't seem to learn most basic skills and will often steal pancakes whenever he finds them, unattended or otherwise. Though not clumsy, he is put him in an old dwarven set of padded armor in hopes that he simply won't hurt himself while wandering around.

When it comes time for Bran to join combat training with his peer group there are many within the community that feel it may be a waste of both time and resources. However, Tawny, a survivor of a previous expedition outside the town's walls, sees something in Bran and takes him under her wing. To everyone's surprise Bran turns out to be something of a savant when it comes to combat. He learns quickly and what he lacks in strategic ability he makes up for in strength and endurance.

It is also during this time in Bran's life that it is revealed that he has the ability to stabilize those whom are felled during combat. This, along with his martial abilities, earns Bran a place in the town's current efforts to break the hold the undead has upon the town. He is excited to join it wielding his great, great, great Grandfather's mace.

STR: 19, DEX: 12, CON: 19, INT: 5, WIS: 8, CHA: 10

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Re: Introducing Bran [message #1567 is a reply to message #1566] Wed, 20 March 2013 12:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Good, next person?
Re: Introducing Bran [message #1568 is a reply to message #1567] Wed, 20 March 2013 21:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Damon wrote on Wed, 20 March 2013 18:31
Good, next person?


I believe that constitutes the three currently players, until recruiting efforts pan out.
Re: Introducing Bran [message #1571 is a reply to message #1568] Thu, 21 March 2013 20:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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...so I've undertaken some recruiting efforts. At least two folk have expressed interest and joined the forum. Hope to hear some character concepts from them soon!
Re: Introducing Bran [message #1572 is a reply to message #1571] Thu, 21 March 2013 20:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tangaroa wrote on Thu, 21 March 2013 20:13
...so I've undertaken some recruiting efforts. At least two folk have expressed interest and joined the forum. Hope to hear some character concepts from them soon!


Awesome,

I've moderated a few new peeps, and threw out some more Chinese spam bots. If I've missed someone drop me a note.

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Re: Introducing Bran [message #1573 is a reply to message #1572] Thu, 21 March 2013 21:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So I am one of the recruited. I am in the same apartment complex as the host.
Awesome Campaign and Character concepts so far. I've been batting around the idea of a dwarven bard for a bit that I think would work well here. I need to find my old pdf copy of the rule book, or pop out and buy a hard copy. But I'll have a better character page available some time tomorrow.
Re: Introducing Bran [message #1574 is a reply to message #1573] Fri, 22 March 2013 06:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Awesome, look forward to talking to you. If you need some direction my email is dminnow@msn.com and I can give you more contact info at that time.
character building [message #1577 is a reply to message #1574] Fri, 22 March 2013 12:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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PFSRD online, man! I can't remember the last time I opened the Core Rule Book -- PDF *or* print copy.

I do most charcater work with internet on one screen, spreadsheet on the other screen. I reckon it's important to purchase product to suport Paizo, but online reference is worth considering...

Just to be clear on location, Fort Fritz is in Stonegate Condominiums -- not Meadow Creek apts: are you in Stonegate?

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Linkage! PFSRD Online
Re: character building [message #1580 is a reply to message #1579] Fri, 22 March 2013 15:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I am also one of the recruited, hailing from the not-so-far off neighborhood of Heatherwood. Right now I'm thinking, Franco the Gnome Barbarian.
Re: character building [message #1582 is a reply to message #1580] Fri, 22 March 2013 17:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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sivin96 wrote on Fri, 22 March 2013 21:52
I am also one of the recruited, hailing from the not-so-far off neighborhood of Heatherwood. Right now I'm thinking, Franco the Gnome Barbarian.


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Re: character building [message #1583 is a reply to message #1582] Fri, 22 March 2013 17:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here is Franco the Gnome Barbarian.

Franco is a Gnome, raised by Elves. Ever since he was a young boy he has wondered about the world outside the village. He has practiced fighting for as long as he could remember, hoping to one day leave this village and explore the world. Despite living in a village with a Zombie problem, Franco is always cheerful; never doubting that one day the zombie problem will be a thing of the past and that Greenwood Forest will one day be back to its former glory, like in the stories he has heard.
Re: character building [message #1584 is a reply to message #1583] Fri, 22 March 2013 19:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here is Derro the Dwarven Bard.

Derro was born and raised in the gold mines. Derro's father, Drugar, is a proud dwarf, who wanted his son to grow up to be like him: a Dwarf's Dwarf. So Derro spent the first 25 years of his life underground in the gold mine while his father tried, and failed, to find a suitably Dwarven career for his son. Derro had little interest in mining, gem cutting, or stone masonry. He was more interested in charming the young lady dwarves and exploring the acoustic properties of singing in the mine shafts.

Seeing the futility of his efforts, and running short on patience, Drugar sent his son Derro to live his uncle on the surface and hopefully take up smithing or anything really that wouldn't embarras Drugar when the other dwarves asked what his son was doing. At the age of 25 Derro saw the sun for the first time, and it hurt his eyes. Needless to say his uncle didn't have any more luck than his father did in making Derro adopt proper Dwarvenly pursuits. Derro found himself naturally drawn the the Bards path, for he loved singing and convincing others to do his chores for him.

Of course to non-dwarves Derro seems like a perfectly normal dwarf, who just so happens to have a magnificent bass singing voice.

Derro is eager to join the expedition out of the town, for the thrill of adventure, the glory of the stories, and to escape the nagging of his family.
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Also, I'm an idiot who can't figure out addresses. I'm in Meadow Creek, not Stonegate. I sadly hadn't caught on to the whole even number vs odd number address being on different sides of the street. Either way, it's still walkable for me.
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You are seven, an auspicious number that we hope brings you all as well as our small town fortune.
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You might need snowshoes to walk there tomorrow. Lol
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Should we bring anything food or drink wise tomorrow?
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General rule for this group is you are responsible for your own lunch but snacks are appreciated and rarely go un- eaten. no alcohol , but bring what you like to drink.
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Dang, I told them alcohol on the boards. I thought beer was ok, just that none of us really drink?
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time to change my RoundTable avatar!

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I don't have a problem with a beer or two -- in fact, I might just swig a beer myself: I have a special beer in the 'fridge I forgot to drink last Tuesday...

I have some of those Cheetos cheese puffs for a snack, and iced tea, and a bottle of Coca-Cola.

I'm in the west-most building of Stonegate: the south half of the western edge of the parking lot is all visitor parking.

See ya at noon!
Re: character building [message #1593 is a reply to message #1592] Sat, 23 March 2013 07:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well it's Duhwoo's house so if it's ok with him it's ok with me, just remember moderation. I don' t drink beer myself, but I like my mead, however it tends to........relax me. Going to stay alert today.
Re: character building [message #1661 is a reply to message #1593] Thu, 16 May 2013 19:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi, folks. Here's my character for the group, a level 2 (so far) human ranger.

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See you all on Saturday, hopefully.
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Arbane,

Welcome aboard!

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