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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #100 on: August 29, 2011, 08:52:17 PM »
Seems we are both desert kobolds, wanna write a common background? My character probably lived in some ruins in the desert were he found a portal, from where he got his powers. We could technically be twins, since I'm considering also adding on Dragonwrought. From day to day I can look like your familiar in the shape of an Ibis if you want to.
That's interesting... because I'm playing a desert dwarf (crusader), which has racial enmity vs. reptilian humanoids and dragons...  :lol I think we should definitely work this all into a shared backstory somehow...

Since my character loves changing shape, he could actually have met you as a dwarf and convinced you that the other kobold isn't as bad as he seems. Then turned into a kobold.  :lmao
I'm not sure that's going to be a good long-term solution to their racial difficulties... although my character does have a 4 wisdom, so I'm sure you guys could convince him of almost anything.  :lol

What kobolds? We're not kobolds, we are just scaled goblins.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #101 on: August 29, 2011, 08:58:57 PM »


What kobolds? We're not kobolds, we are just scaled goblins.

You're telling a dwarf you're a goblin and expect that to make things better?  :lmao

On a related note, I'm kind of dragon too (Dragonborn here) :p If you guys want to include me as well in your shared background I'm up for it. If not it's cool ;)

Are we going for 'everyone has darkvision' after all?


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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #102 on: August 29, 2011, 09:09:41 PM »
On a Midkemia related note I have come to learn that Dwarves call Kobolds of the land gnomes.  Of course, Midkemian Kobolds (gnomes) probably don't share much in common with standard d&d Kobolds.  But, I'm clueless in that regard really. :)
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #103 on: August 29, 2011, 09:11:03 PM »
On a Midkemia related note I have come to learn that Dwarves call Kobolds of the land gnomes.  Of course, Midkemian Kobolds (gnomes) probably don't share much in common with standard d&d Kobolds.  But, I'm clueless in that regard really. :)
Gee... that's not confusing... at all... really...

So is there some reason we can't be from Midkemia? I'm sure they have some deserts...
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #104 on: August 29, 2011, 09:17:54 PM »
On a related note, I'm kind of dragon too (Dragonborn here) :p If you guys want to include me as well in your shared background I'm up for it. If not it's cool ;)

Sounds cool with me.

So since we are from the desert, my background is pretty much that I'm an old kobold who went out to die on some ancient burial ground, and then I was contacted by my Deity who offered me my powers and a second chance at life, since I had all my life lived as he deemed his followers should.

I could somehow be related to you, or I could have been there when you were initiated as he was probably pretty much town elder who was kindda the "skill-monkey" of the town.

By the way, the feats I have that have prerequisite, Kobold, do they become unavailable when I Wild Shape? I know it technically changes your race, but I've always ignored that for practical play since it makes you able to do stupid things like enter illithid savant or beholder mage.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #105 on: August 29, 2011, 09:31:09 PM »
Seems we are both desert kobolds, wanna write a common background? My character probably lived in some ruins in the desert were he found a portal, from where he got his powers. We could technically be twins, since I'm considering also adding on Dragonwrought. From day to day I can look like your familiar in the shape of an Ibis if you want to.
That's interesting... because I'm playing a desert dwarf (crusader), which has racial enmity vs. reptilian humanoids and dragons...  :lol I think we should definitely work this all into a shared backstory somehow...

Since my character loves changing shape, he could actually have met you as a dwarf and convinced you that the other kobold isn't as bad as he seems. Then turned into a kobold.  :lmao
I'm not sure that's going to be a good long-term solution to their racial difficulties... although my character does have a 4 wisdom, so I'm sure you guys could convince him of almost anything.  :lol

"No worries brother, we are undercover shapeshifting desert dwarves!"

 :lmao

@ Dr. Horrible unless I'm missing something your morning star should have 1d6 damage instead of 1d8.

Yeah, you're right, I'll edit that, thanks.


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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #106 on: August 29, 2011, 09:35:16 PM »
Seems we are both desert kobolds, wanna write a common background? My character probably lived in some ruins in the desert were he found a portal, from where he got his powers. We could technically be twins, since I'm considering also adding on Dragonwrought. From day to day I can look like your familiar in the shape of an Ibis if you want to.
That's interesting... because I'm playing a desert dwarf (crusader), which has racial enmity vs. reptilian humanoids and dragons...  :lol I think we should definitely work this all into a shared backstory somehow...

Since my character loves changing shape, he could actually have met you as a dwarf and convinced you that the other kobold isn't as bad as he seems. Then turned into a kobold.  :lmao
I'm not sure that's going to be a good long-term solution to their racial difficulties... although my character does have a 4 wisdom, so I'm sure you guys could convince him of almost anything.  :lol

"No worries brother, we are undercover shapeshifting desert dwarves!"

 :lmao
Yeah, this should be fun. Gee, I wonder how he got drafted into the job of being the "trapspringer"...

"Ho there Brother Steelhead, would you mind opening that door over there for us? We'll just be standing over here, behind this large rock outcropping..."
*BOOM*
*kobolds snickering*
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A couple of water benders, a dike, a flaming arrow, and a few barrels of blasting jelly?

Sounds like the makings of a gay porn film.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #107 on: August 29, 2011, 10:41:03 PM »

(I'm looking at race because I realised Phaedrus asked us to get darkvision)

My character probably won't be getting darkvision until at least level 12 over even later than that.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #108 on: August 29, 2011, 10:43:12 PM »

(I'm looking at race because I realised Phaedrus asked us to get darkvision)

My character probably won't be getting darkvision until at least level 12 over even later than that.
Since we can use LA buyoff, and start with a LA, how about adding a template?  ;) Something like Dark or whatever would fit (assuming they grant Darkvision... :P ).
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #109 on: August 29, 2011, 11:29:05 PM »

(I'm looking at race because I realised Phaedrus asked us to get darkvision)

My character probably won't be getting darkvision until at least level 12 over even later than that.
Since we can use LA buyoff, and start with a LA, how about adding a template?  ;) Something like Dark or whatever would fit (assuming they grant Darkvision... :P ).

Stop it, I love that template and have been fighting the urge to take it.  

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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #110 on: August 29, 2011, 11:39:15 PM »

(I'm looking at race because I realised Phaedrus asked us to get darkvision)

My character probably won't be getting darkvision until at least level 12 over even later than that.
Since we can use LA buyoff, and start with a LA, how about adding a template?  ;) Something like Dark or whatever would fit (assuming they grant Darkvision... :P ).

Hint: Whispergnome is an LA 0 Gnome, that gets darkvision out to 60 feet, as well as +8 to stealth, most awesome for a beguiler.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #111 on: August 30, 2011, 12:15:52 AM »

(I'm looking at race because I realised Phaedrus asked us to get darkvision)

My character probably won't be getting darkvision until at least level 12 over even later than that.
Since we can use LA buyoff, and start with a LA, how about adding a template?  ;) Something like Dark or whatever would fit (assuming they grant Darkvision... :P ).

Hint: Whispergnome is an LA 0 Gnome, that gets darkvision out to 60 feet, as well as +8 to stealth, most awesome for a beguiler.

LOL, stop it.  You're even worse.  Whispergnome has been tickling my fancy from the beginning, particularly with maybe the Dark Template.  Whispers are one of my favorite races hehe.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #112 on: August 30, 2011, 01:01:25 AM »
LOL, stop it.  You're even worse.  Whispergnome has been tickling my fancy from the beginning, particularly with maybe the Dark Template.  Whispers are one of my favorite races hehe.

Dark Whispergnomes are awesome. Fast, small, good stats, and +16 to hide checks is some of the best things you can get for +1 LA.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #113 on: August 30, 2011, 04:47:15 AM »
Ok.  I'll probably be missing some questions since there have been a lot of posts since last night.

Jal Pur desert could have desert kobolds (I know they have a desert people, and that they are largely unknown).

The tigermen aren't statted.  They are a created race by one of the super beings that were defeated by the new gods a long time ago.  You would probably want to stay away from using them as they never, ever leave their homeland due to their religious beliefs.

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@Vilenatas: By the way, if I change into some form, equip an item and then wildshape again, if I go back to the form were I equipped the item, is it then still equipped?
So I could for example, during the morning turn into a flind gnoll, pick up a guisarme, and then turn into an Ibis, when combat comes, I'd use a move action to fly into position, then a Swift Action to turn into the gnoll again, and a standard action to attack, would this be okay with you?

That doesn't sound out of balance to me.

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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #114 on: August 30, 2011, 04:51:02 AM »
I'm thinking I'd like to flavor my character as a kind of elemental spirit or animated statue, that the kobolds found guarding a dwarven temple and tricked into following them. Would that be OK? Although the mineral warrior doesn't technically change your type, it does give a burrow speed, the earth subtype, and DR/adamantine, which is a pretty radical change... That would also explain why he is so naive, weak-willed, etc.
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A couple of water benders, a dike, a flaming arrow, and a few barrels of blasting jelly?

Sounds like the makings of a gay porn film.
...thanks
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #115 on: August 30, 2011, 05:11:05 AM »
Sure, a long forgotten temple in the Jal Pur desert work?

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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #116 on: August 30, 2011, 05:28:46 AM »
Sure, a long forgotten temple in the Jal Pur desert work?
Sure... since I don't know anything about that. :P (Never read any of the books.)

Is this flaw OK? Or would you rather stick to the ones in UA? I think this fits since he can technically punch holes in solid stone... (DR adamantine means he ignores hardness below 20...)
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A couple of water benders, a dike, a flaming arrow, and a few barrels of blasting jelly?

Sounds like the makings of a gay porn film.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #117 on: August 30, 2011, 05:50:57 AM »
Sure, a long forgotten temple in the Jal Pur desert work?
Sure... since I don't know anything about that. :P (Never read any of the books.)

Is this flaw OK? Or would you rather stick to the ones in UA? I think this fits since he can technically punch holes in solid stone... (DR adamantine means he ignores hardness below 20...)

We can try it.  If it seems to cause problems for other members beyond simple rp I'll have you change it, but it sort of seems to fit your big, strong, not so wise character.

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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #118 on: August 30, 2011, 06:01:46 AM »
Thanks. How are we doing hit points? My character is pretty much done, except for that.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #119 on: August 30, 2011, 06:33:42 AM »
Sure, a long forgotten temple in the Jal Pur desert work?

Could the temple also, house an artifact (a huge monstrous device, impossible to carry with us) that allowed me to communicate with my god, thus resulting in me gaining my powers?

My character also seems pretty much done, I still have some 40 gold to spend on equipment, look up a few more forms, and decide how he will advance.
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