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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #820 on: June 08, 2010, 12:51:53 AM »
I'm BAAAAAAAAACK!

And what does Marlowe consider a fair deal as a price for his brain? Resurrection and the means to recover one of the most powerful artifacts in the world isn't enough? :P

When I have the memories of a great deal of the accumulated knowledge of the goddess of magic and the events surrounding her demise at the hands of the new kobold overlord? :P

To be perfectly honest, I hadn't planned anything past this point. Although if we were getting the information on the artifact with the mindscan, I would think my brain's worth a bit more than a round-trip ticket to one of the outer planes. Maybe I should ask for a new suit?

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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #821 on: June 08, 2010, 01:07:45 AM »
How about a jump start into the Wish economy as part of the deal? The guy who was going to join as an Incantatrix decided he doesn't have time. So I think we're back to the "background benefactor" Plan B. This would be one way to introduce that subplot.
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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #822 on: June 08, 2010, 01:10:11 AM »
How about a jump start into the Wish economy as part of the deal? The guy who was going to join as an Incantatrix decided he doesn't have time. So I think we're back to the "background benefactor" Plan B. This would be one way to introduce that subplot.

Mmm...yeah, that sounds like a good deal. Benefits but not excessive ones, and it's a decent trade (unless I know something terribly valuable). Besides, the more work we create for the aboleth, the less time he has to devote to screwing us over. ;)

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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #823 on: June 08, 2010, 01:55:41 AM »
Edited my last post.
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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #824 on: June 08, 2010, 02:28:51 AM »
Works for me!  :D
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« Reply #825 on: June 08, 2010, 06:18:29 AM »
Sounds good. *goes off to make a shopping list of <15k items*
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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #826 on: June 08, 2010, 01:14:46 PM »
Sounds good. *goes off to make a shopping list of <15k items*

Boz never said he's gonna share his wish with you. :P

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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #827 on: June 08, 2010, 01:45:34 PM »
Sounds good. *goes off to make a shopping list of <15k items*

Boz never said he's gonna share his wish with you. :P
lol

I'm going to use this as an excuse to bring in a "sponsor" for you guys. The sponsor certainly won't be limiting himself to supporting Marlowe, no matter how cool he is. ;)
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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #828 on: June 08, 2010, 04:36:26 PM »
Heh, sounds fine by me. :)

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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #829 on: June 09, 2010, 03:47:06 PM »
So... want to skip ahead a bit, or do you guys want to do something while you wait?

In the interest of keeping things moving, I'll go ahead and assume you guys are OK with skipping ahead. You can go ahead and start decking yourselves out with magic items worth less than 15k, also. Assuming you're going to go along with the Aboleth, and not pick a fight with him, that should be fine.
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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #830 on: June 09, 2010, 04:22:35 PM »
Cade's been actively trying to avoid a confrontation, so... yeah. :D

I'm cool with a skip-ahead. What I need to do is figure out how to "deck myself out" so to speak while working within the 8-item limit...

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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #831 on: June 09, 2010, 04:56:24 PM »
Cade's been actively trying to avoid a confrontation, so... yeah. :D

I'm cool with a skip-ahead. What I need to do is figure out how to "deck myself out" so to speak while working within the 8-item limit...

Same here. What to do, what to do...

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« Reply #832 on: June 09, 2010, 05:16:14 PM »
Well, I already know a bunch of items I want. The hard part is fitting them into the limit. Hmm...
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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #833 on: June 09, 2010, 05:18:09 PM »
Likewise here... Though thankfully there aren't that many items under that pricing that a primary blaster can use.
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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #834 on: June 09, 2010, 05:52:00 PM »
Likewise here... Though thankfully there aren't that many items under that pricing that a primary blaster can use.
Bracers of Entangling Blast? +Int item? Hmm... a diamond mind item to let you use Mind Over Body (make a Concentration check instead of a Fort save 1x per encounter) would be a good one. I like the Anklet of Translocation, also. You could always cast Dimension Door or something, but that requires a Concentration check and/or Verbal Components...

And then there are always the Metamagic Rods...
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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #835 on: June 09, 2010, 06:01:46 PM »
Also, while looking over the threads I came across that "craft a level-appropriate item" each level. I never ended up doing that. Are we still doing this? It might open up some of the options I'm trying to choose between, but since we haven't really been paying attention to it, I'd be ok if you decide against it now and retroactively ignore it.

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« Reply #836 on: June 09, 2010, 06:12:20 PM »
Also, while looking over the threads I came across that "craft a level-appropriate item" each level. I never ended up doing that. Are we still doing this? It might open up some of the options I'm trying to choose between, but since we haven't really been paying attention to it, I'd be ok if you decide against it now and retroactively ignore it.
Yeah, we're doing that. Of course, level-appropriate would mean level 8 for you guys, which isn't that useful when you're already using the Wish economy. ;)

Although after reviewing my charts in post 2 of the "rules thread", you guys will reach the point where items above 15k are considered "level appropriate" at level 10. So after that it could come in handy. Until then, I wouldn't bother with it, unless you just want to do it for flavor reasons.

Also, as I think I said earlier, it doesn't have to literally be "crafting" it. You could say you went on a quest for it, won it in a card game, your "benefactor" provided it, etc. We can work it into the story. It was basically just a guarantee that you can always get the level appropriate items that you want, even in a system where you can't just purchase them with gold.


And of course you guys can have more than 8 items, you just can't use them all at the same time, if that helps. :D
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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #837 on: June 09, 2010, 06:17:42 PM »
Likewise here... Though thankfully there aren't that many items under that pricing that a primary blaster can use.
Bracers of Entangling Blast? +Int item? Hmm... a diamond mind item to let you use Mind Over Body (make a Concentration check instead of a Fort save 1x per encounter) would be a good one. I like the Anklet of Translocation, also. You could always cast Dimension Door or something, but that requires a Concentration check and/or Verbal Components...

And then there are always the Metamagic Rods...

Huh, I actually have the Bracers of Entangling Blast... though I haven't had a chance to use 'em yet. A +Int item would be... slightly less helpful.

Those are nice suggestions though.  :p
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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #838 on: June 09, 2010, 06:25:59 PM »
A reminder of how we're handling magic items:

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For magic items and wealth, we're going to go with the 8 item limit that they talk about in the Book of Gears. You basically can only have 8 "constant effect" magic items at a time. Single use items (like potions) don't count against this, and neither do "use activated" items (like magic weapons that only do damage, for example). We'll use the rules on page 225 of the Magic Item Compendium to estimate what levels are appropriate for magic items. We're dumping the "body slot" system entirely. You can totally wear 8 magic rings if you want to, but that will be all the magic items you can benefit from at once. You can own more than that, but swapping them out will usually take 15 minutes of "attunement".

Ammunition is not magical. I might allow individual magical ammunition that works basically like a potion in arrow form.
In particular take note that magic weapons don't count against the limit if they are only "use activated" (i.e. they hurt people when you stab them). So you could play a character with 6 arms who throws 50 daggers per round and not worry about having to fit 50 magical daggers into your 8 item limit. :D

If they have other functions, like letting you teleport short distances, etc, then they count against the limit.

Of course you can find the rest of this stuff here.
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Re: Off-topic chatter
« Reply #839 on: June 09, 2010, 06:34:23 PM »
Yeah, we're doing that. Of course, level-appropriate would mean level 8 for you guys, which isn't that useful when you're already using the Wish economy. ;)

Actually, at this level that just lets me get a fanged ring, so it is useful. :D

Hmm, trying to figure out what equipment of mine is least essential...
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