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OOC Thread
« on: March 20, 2009, 09:22:10 PM »
This is the basic information thread. Here I will post what your characters need to know. In other words, this thread will be used to stat out custom magic items, minor and major artifacts that occur, NPCs important to the party (villains will not be displayed here).


[spoiler=VennDygrem]Soultouched Elite (Shifter)
Prerequisites: Shifter with the Soultouched Trait.
Benefit: While shifting, you gain a beneficial power based on your ancestry. The benefits of this feat are based on which heritage you picked for the Soultouched trait (Azurin, Skarn, Rilkan, or Duskling).

Azurin: Being descended from the most practiced meldshaping race has a huge benefit. While shifting, you may shape an additional soulmeld that does not count against your daily allotment of soulmelds (up to the maximum number of soulmelds you are able to shape, which is your Constitution score -10). You choose which soulmeld you wish to shape when you shape your soulmelds for the day. You must follow the normal restrictions for shaping your soulmelds.
The soulmeld's effect only manifests while you are shifting. When your shift has expired, the soulmeld goes dormant and has no effect, no matter how much essentia you have invested in it. Any essentia invested in it immediately returns to the original source (essentia invested in the soulmeld through effects such as the Soul Boon spell or the Helm of Essentia magic item dissipate entirely, while essentia from your pool returns to it normally). The soulmeld shaped by this effect cannot be bound to a chakra through any means.

Rilkan: Your Mishtai descent grants you an improved defense against supernatural effects. This protection manifests itself as a variation of Spell Resistance that applies only to Su abilities. This "SR" is an exception to the normal rules for SR and Su effects in that it only applies to Su abilities (despite the fact that they are not normally affected by SR). This "SR" does not negate the effect outright; it merely delays it for a set duration (see below).
The SR is equal to 10+your meldshaper level. If you do not have a meldshaper level through virtue of class levels, treat your meldshaper level as being 1/2 your effective character level. The source of the Su ability must make a level check (1d20+the Challenge Rating of the effect, or 1d20+the creature's initiator level if the effect is a supernatural martial maneuver) in order to bypass this SR. If the check fails, then the SU is delayed for a number of rounds equal to the remaining duration of your shift+your Constitution modifier.
This effect is active only while you are shifting.

Skarn: Like the Rilkan-descended shifters, your Mishtai blood grants you power. Unlike the Rilkan version of this feat, however, your benefit is much more offensive in nature. The spine attack granted by your Soultouched shifter trait increases in damage by two die steps (from 1d6 to 1d10, assuming no other effects increase it's damage die). In addition, you rip through the DR and SR of the opponent with ease. You ignore all forms of damage reduction that require a special material to bypass, and your  natural weapons are treated as Lawful-aligned. Each time you hit a target with your spine attack, the target's SR takes a penalty against your soulmelds. This penalty is equal to the essentia invested in the soulmeld that targets the creature struck. These effects last for the duration of your shift, and can only be used while you are shifting.

Duskling: You gain a sturdy resistance to weapons. While shifting, you can deflect an amount of damage to a later time. In effect, this is similar to the Steely Resolve class feature of the Crusader (Tome of Battle page 10), except as noted below.
The differences between the two abilities are drastic. You cannot heal the damage while it is in your delayed damage pool, and Damage Reduction or Regeneration does not apply to the delayed damage. The effect does not have an upward limit to the damage it can delay, but it can only delay an amount of damage each round equal to 1/2 your essentia pool. The damage is delayed until your shift ends, at which point all of the damage delayed by this effect is dealt to you at once. All other effects attached to the damage happens normally (as depicted in the Crusader class feature); effects such as poison damage or the effects of a spell are not delayed with the damage.
For example, a Shifter with this effect active and an essentia pool of 10 can delay 5 hit points of damage each round. Assuming his shift lasts for 8 rounds, he can delay a total of 40 points of damage. Over the course of those 8 rounds, he takes a total of 14 damage. When his shift expires at the start of the 9th round, he takes 14 points of damage, without applying any damage reduction.
If you have the Steely Resolve class feature in addition to this feat, you must choose which effect takes place. Damage delayed from one pool cannot be absorbed by the other (if you would take damage from your Steely Resolve class feature and haven't been dealt damage while this effect is active, you cannot delay the Steely Resolve's damage with this effect, and vice versa). You also do not gain a benefit from your Furious Counterstrike feature for damage delayed by this effect.[/spoiler]
« Last Edit: March 20, 2009, 10:03:49 PM by Sinfire Titan »


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Re: OOC Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2009, 01:27:08 AM »
I would like to stop and take a moment to point out how I will handle the NPCs in this party,

The Bard and Duskblade are not optimized to their peak performance. They are, however, above the normal DMG standards. The Warriors are on par with the DMG recomendations, and thus considered expendable. And the Expert is slightly more optimal than a normal DMG version.

None of the NPCs you encounter throughout the storyline will count against your XP benefits. They contribute nothing to the encounter the party deals with unless they have class levels (in which case they will provide buffs and healing effects, but will charge for them via GP as though hirelings). They are merely there to provide background "noise" during the encounters you choose to fight in (and will occasionally be killed off like the Red Shirts they are for sake of entertainment).

Rundas is somewhat of an exception. He will be handing out the treasure that consists of Wands, Scrolls, Staves, and custom magic items by crafting them himself. While he does not count towards the party in terms of XP, he does gain XP for his Craft reserve. He will receive the equivalent of 10% of the XP you earn from each encounter. This XP granted does not subtract from the amount the party gets, it is completely separate from the normal XP. Mostly everything else will be contributed by the random/planned encounters.

Any GP charged by the hirelings will not be subtracted from the WBL allotted to Bogsnes and Bowen. It will be subtracted from a portion of the WBL Venn has chosen to forgo. If he later revokes his Vow of Poverty feat, then I will divide the expended cash between the three of you and the excess earnings (you will be getting GP above the normal WBL, to fund shelter and such).


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Re: OOC Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010, 05:38:12 PM »
ok guys bad news do to a bad viris on my laptop my posts will be getting a little less frequent do to when i can get a hold of computer to do some posts

sorry for the bad news but shit happens

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Re: OOC Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 08:39:48 PM »
ok just got my laptop back so i am good to go

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Re: OOC Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 02:25:04 PM »
I'm sorry guys, but personal issues have taken a turn for the worse during the last couple of days, so I'm afraid I won't be able to participate for the time being. I'll be back eventually though, hopefully within 2 weeks time.

Sorry for the inconvenience,
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