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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #120 on: August 30, 2011, 06:35:29 AM »
Full at all levels for hp.  Should give the martial characters a bit more beefiness.

Sure.  That can go into the backstory if you want, although the Jal-Pur desert is quite some distance from Crydee, so I won't expect you to be traveling back and forth a lot.

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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #121 on: August 30, 2011, 08:11:03 AM »

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.

Well, how about this: among the tribes of the Jal-Pur desert, there are also desert elves. My character comes from a desert elf tribe (changed race to fire elf, want to fluff it as a desert elf with some fire dragon blood in his veins) and being 'special' and more gifted than his fellow tribesmen, he got the attention of a Brass Dragon who had his lair nearby, and he took him as an apprentice of sorts. The brass dragon was a follower of Bahamut, and he not only taught my character everything he knows, but also converted him to a devoted servant of the dragon god (due to which he also received the gift of becoming a dragonborn). He met with you guys (the two kobolds)while exploring the same ancient temple where the dwarf statue was located.

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.

AFAIK, after being Errata-ed, neither Wild Shape or Polymorph change your type and subtype anymore

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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #122 on: August 30, 2011, 09:06:12 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 ).

Don't really want to take negatives to everything for several levels. Especially when with PBP it can take several weeks just to get through a single dungeon room.  :(

Edit: Thank you for the Whispergnome suggestion, I'll look into them and see if it'll fit. Kinda forgotten about that race option.

Edit: While the Whispergnome is great, I'm not so sure about switching(if I was playing a more roguish character then of course). Not only will I lose the +1 to Illusion DCs(Kinda important to an Illusionist) I'll also be losing the Gnome Wizard Sub Levels as well. Is Darkvision really all that important? Because it kinda eliminates a ton of races...Besides I count two people(excluding my gnome) without darkvision, I honestly don't think it's that important.

Edit: But...might switch it up to a WG Rogue/Wiz/Unseen Seer. Not sure how well my current illusionist concept will work party wise. What alignment are we shooting for?

Edit: Annnnndddd....not too sure how gnomes and kobolds are going to mix.  :twitch
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #123 on: August 30, 2011, 02:25:19 PM »

Edit: But...might switch it up to a WG Rogue/Wiz/Unseen Seer. Not sure how well my current illusionist concept will work party wise. What alignment are we shooting for?

I'm up for everything, but I'll need to keep one aspect neutral to stay in line with my deity. However that pretty much opens me for everything. Atm, I was aiming for True Neutral.

Edit: Thank you for the Whispergnome suggestion, I'll look into them and see if it'll fit. Kinda forgotten about that race option.

Edit: While the Whispergnome is great, I'm not so sure about switching(if I was playing a more roguish character then of course). Not only will I lose the +1 to Illusion DCs(Kinda important to an Illusionist) I'll also be losing the Gnome Wizard Sub Levels as well. Is Darkvision really all that important? Because it kinda eliminates a ton of races...Besides I count two people(excluding my gnome) without darkvision, I honestly don't think it's that important.
You can still take Gnome Wizard sub levels if you are a whisper gnome, can't you? I was planning on taking the Kobold Rogue Sub Level, even though I'm a desert Kobold.

Edit: Annnnndddd....not too sure how gnomes and kobolds are going to mix.  :twitch

My character is a shapeshifter, it is unlikely he would tell a gnome (or a dwarf) which of his forms is his true form, when you can access True Seeing, my character will be hiding a lot.

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Well, how about this: among the tribes of the Jal-Pur desert, there are also desert elves. My character comes from a desert elf tribe (changed race to fire elf, want to fluff it as a desert elf with some fire dragon blood in his veins) and being 'special' and more gifted than his fellow tribesmen, he got the attention of a Brass Dragon who had his lair nearby, and he took him as an apprentice of sorts. The brass dragon was a follower of Bahamut, and he not only taught my character everything he knows, but also converted him to a devoted servant of the dragon god (due to which he also received the gift of becoming a dragonborn). He met with you guys (the two kobolds)while exploring the same ancient temple where the dwarf statue was located.
That makes sense to me, we can write that in. Now us kobolds just need to know how we are related, I guess we could be family? A couple of old brothers that have decided on venturing into the world to see it for one last time?
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #124 on: August 30, 2011, 02:39:32 PM »
Edit: Thank you for the Whispergnome suggestion, I'll look into them and see if it'll fit. Kinda forgotten about that race option.

Edit: While the Whispergnome is great, I'm not so sure about switching(if I was playing a more roguish character then of course). Not only will I lose the +1 to Illusion DCs(Kinda important to an Illusionist) I'll also be losing the Gnome Wizard Sub Levels as well. Is Darkvision really all that important? Because it kinda eliminates a ton of races...Besides I count two people(excluding my gnome) without darkvision, I honestly don't think it's that important.
You can still take Gnome Wizard sub levels if you are a whisper gnome, can't you? I was planning on taking the Kobold Rogue Sub Level, even though I'm a desert Kobold.

Yes, the sub levels should still be good to go.  Also, play whatever you want of course but you won't see me complaining about having an SCM around hehe.


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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #125 on: August 30, 2011, 02:57:23 PM »
About the Darkvision, would have been nice if we all had it but it's not trashing a char concept over it IMO. If you're arcane caster you can have it anyway from level 3 (Darkvision spell lasts 1 hour/level and later on you can use Permanency on it if you want) and the RKV can get something similar later on by persisting Blindisght (3rd level spell)

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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #126 on: August 30, 2011, 03:12:06 PM »
Yeah it's not terrible if you don't have it, so don't sweat it. It's just useful when the entire party do, so they don't have to worry about light sources.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #127 on: August 30, 2011, 03:12:44 PM »
About the alignment... I have C-G in my sheet, hope I'm not too far from the others.



Edit: But...might switch it up to a WG Rogue/Wiz/Unseen Seer. Not sure how well my current illusionist concept will work party wise. What alignment are we shooting for?

I'm up for everything, but I'll need to keep one aspect neutral to stay in line with my deity. However that pretty much opens me for everything. Atm, I was aiming for True Neutral.

Edit: Thank you for the Whispergnome suggestion, I'll look into them and see if it'll fit. Kinda forgotten about that race option.

Edit: While the Whispergnome is great, I'm not so sure about switching(if I was playing a more roguish character then of course). Not only will I lose the +1 to Illusion DCs(Kinda important to an Illusionist) I'll also be losing the Gnome Wizard Sub Levels as well. Is Darkvision really all that important? Because it kinda eliminates a ton of races...Besides I count two people(excluding my gnome) without darkvision, I honestly don't think it's that important.
You can still take Gnome Wizard sub levels if you are a whisper gnome, can't you? I was planning on taking the Kobold Rogue Sub Level, even though I'm a desert Kobold.

Edit: Annnnndddd....not too sure how gnomes and kobolds are going to mix.  :twitch

My character is a shapeshifter, it is unlikely he would tell a gnome (or a dwarf) which of his forms is his true form, when you can access True Seeing, my character will be hiding a lot.

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Well, how about this: among the tribes of the Jal-Pur desert, there are also desert elves. My character comes from a desert elf tribe (changed race to fire elf, want to fluff it as a desert elf with some fire dragon blood in his veins) and being 'special' and more gifted than his fellow tribesmen, he got the attention of a Brass Dragon who had his lair nearby, and he took him as an apprentice of sorts. The brass dragon was a follower of Bahamut, and he not only taught my character everything he knows, but also converted him to a devoted servant of the dragon god (due to which he also received the gift of becoming a dragonborn). He met with you guys (the two kobolds)while exploring the same ancient temple where the dwarf statue was located.
That makes sense to me, we can write that in. Now us kobolds just need to know how we are related, I guess we could be family? A couple of old brothers that have decided on venturing into the world to see it for one last time?

That sounds great. I'd be travelling to untap the powers of my ancestors and those of other magical beasts and who better to travel with than my brother?

The temple might even have been a Bahamut temple seeing as I was considering it as my deity.

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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #128 on: August 30, 2011, 03:23:28 PM »
That sounds great. I'd be travelling to untap the powers of my ancestors and those of other magical beasts and who better to travel with than my brother?

The temple might even have been a Bahamut temple seeing as I was considering it as my deity.


Awesome, I worship Thoth though. Mulhorandi Deity of Magic & Knowledge in Faerun. I think the background for him trying to influence Midkemia, is an attempt from him to pass through the gates of reality, just to see if it can be done. Perhaps he was an old influence, who attempted to move the temple there, and then allied with Bahamut to bring it there? That would explain how we met eachother. Then we decided to explore the world together.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #129 on: August 30, 2011, 03:27:53 PM »
That sounds great. I'd be travelling to untap the powers of my ancestors and those of other magical beasts and who better to travel with than my brother?

The temple might even have been a Bahamut temple seeing as I was considering it as my deity.


Awesome, I worship Thoth though. Mulhorandi Deity of Magic & Knowledge in Faerun. I think the background for him trying to influence Midkemia, is an attempt from him to pass through the gates of reality, just to see if it can be done. Perhaps he was an old influence, who attempted to move the temple there, and then allied with Bahamut to bring it there? That would explain how we met eachother. Then we decided to explore the world together.

Sounds good to me.

Alginment wise, I'm NG.

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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #130 on: August 30, 2011, 04:19:50 PM »
I'm glad it's looking like most people will be good aligned. I considered being LG, since I'm supposed to be some kind of guardian spirit/creation of the dwarves, but changed it to LN as I worried that would conflict with other party members. I also thought it could represent the implacable, merciless nature of something created as a guardian with a lack of "humanity". I might change it back, but either way I'll be lawful.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #131 on: August 30, 2011, 04:25:28 PM »
I'm going to be somewhere there on the good axis.  Not sure where yet however.  Also, Still looking to do Swiftblade but may be doing it as a Mystic Ranger instead.  Working on the build now while I should be working hehe.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #132 on: August 30, 2011, 04:38:29 PM »
I'm going to be somewhere there on the good axis.  Not sure where yet however.  Also, Still looking to do Swiftblade but may be doing it as a Mystic Ranger instead.  Working on the build now while I should be working hehe.

Excellent.

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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #133 on: August 30, 2011, 04:39:20 PM »
  I know we have some that might be able to trap monkey for us but was any planning this for an aspect of their character?  If not I should be able to work it into mine easily enough.
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« Reply #134 on: August 30, 2011, 04:44:31 PM »
  I know we have some that might be able to trap monkey for us but was any planning this for an aspect of their character?  If not I should be able to work it into mine easily enough.
I was going to try doing it, but I am not sure I'll be that good at it with a 4 wisdom, since search was replaced by Perception, which is now Wisdom based.  :lol

At 1st level, it is pretty hard to optimize enough to find and disable them, anyway (without being a gimp otherwise). I'll probably just walk in front and take whatever beating they dish out, which is why I wanted to be a mineral warrior crusader on the opposite side of my "trapfinding" class.  :P
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #135 on: August 30, 2011, 04:48:07 PM »
Got it.  We can dress the construct dwarf up as a monkey.  :P  BTW, a thought since you are going that direction... warforged?

Also, I started us a General Discussion/OOC thread in the Subforum.  Included a slightly updated list of characters so far and link to rules in the first post.  (I hate digging)

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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #136 on: August 30, 2011, 04:55:28 PM »
Got it.  We can dress the construct dwarf up as a monkey.  :P  BTW, a thought since you are going that direction... warforged?
Nah. Considered it, but would rather go with this and just change the fluff.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #137 on: August 30, 2011, 06:18:54 PM »
For alignment I am LN and and I'm thinking of playing it rather harsly. I feel I am the enforcer of We Jas so anyone who either abuses magic or inhibits its "righfull path" shall get a face full of compleatly self-richious zealot. If no one has any objections of course.
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #138 on: August 30, 2011, 09:53:36 PM »
Okay, after a great deal of himhawing around (yes, that is a technical term) I think I'm going to drop Swiftblade :(
I was looking at being able to Persist Haste around 7th level as a Swiftblade but all that eats up a lot of feats for something so far down the line.

This is a PBP so I want to make sure I have a solid fun character from day one and not count so much on later levels. 

That being the case I think I'm going to keep it simpler and just do a nice Swifthunter build probably with some martial adept dips.

Still going to go Mystic Ranger and perhaps even Sword of Arcane Order if allowed for more spell versatility. 

 
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Re: Interest Check. Temple of Elemental Evil
« Reply #139 on: August 30, 2011, 10:13:37 PM »
Okay, after a great deal of himhawing around (yes, that is a technical term) I think I'm going to drop Swiftblade :(
I was looking at being able to Persist Haste around 7th level as a Swiftblade but all that eats up a lot of feats for something so far down the line.

This is a PBP so I want to make sure I have a solid fun character from day one and not count so much on later levels. 

That being the case I think I'm going to keep it simpler and just do a nice Swifthunter build probably with some martial adept dips.

Still going to go Mystic Ranger and perhaps even Sword of Arcane Order if allowed for more spell versatility. 

 
This was more along my line of thinking. I want something fun and useful now, instead of in 10+ levels...
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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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