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Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« on: July 18, 2009, 01:21:21 AM »
Badass barkeeps are always fun. This is why as a DM I want some.

I was thinking of some method of using weapon aptitude while fighting with beermugs (Stunning fist with thrown beermugs!) but I can't seem to make it work.

Drunken Master is nice, but needs level 6 or higher, higher than I'm willing to give a barkeep.

Any advice? (All books..)

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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2009, 01:27:07 AM »
Artificer, using Personal Weapon Augmentation to make barstools Bane against whoever he's fighting?

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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2009, 01:54:38 AM »
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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2009, 02:03:19 AM »
Hmm... IIRC, there's a first level spell that makes you proficient in whatever you're holding at the time.

Wieldskill, Clr 1, PGtF.

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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2009, 02:09:28 AM »

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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009, 02:24:22 AM »
The SorWiz alternative is as follows:
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/article.asp?x=dnd/sb/sb20010216a

Yeah, that's the one. 

Oooh, I misremembered the duration.  That brings down the price even further. :plotting
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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2009, 06:05:04 AM »
The barkeep is a psion.

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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2009, 12:21:46 PM »
The barkeep is a psion.

If he is level 5 you can do telekinetic thrust to turn objects in the bar into weapons. It would be especially effective if he kept greatswords hung up on the walls for decoration. 

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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2009, 11:09:28 AM »
What EL should he be?

And put a hogs head on the wall for him to throw at people with Telekinetic thrust.  Warblade could be interesting for this.
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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2009, 12:14:20 PM »
What EL should he be?

And put a hogs head on the wall for him to throw at people with Telekinetic thrust.  Warblade could be interesting for this.
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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2009, 08:02:36 PM »
Heh.
In late 1e and early 2e, I had a Wizard get toyed with by Susanowo, the Japanese god of Storms - Chaotic.
Chaotic alignment being the key.
All material components were turned into beer, so I had to drink like a fish, to cast anything.
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Otherwise - Telekinesis psions zipping beer mugs around the obstacles, is like a dream come true, ain't it ?!

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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2009, 10:24:08 PM »
Another way to do that would be to have the the barkeep be a ghost. Which gives all day telekinesis. Also he could use the sustained force option to serve drinks. Why a ghost would run a bar is a bit beyond me though.

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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2009, 11:00:25 PM »
Another way to do that would be to have the the barkeep be a ghost. Which gives all day telekinesis. Also he could use the sustained force option to serve drinks. Why a ghost would run a bar is a bit beyond me though.

It's a well stocked bar.  It would be more surprising if you couldn't find spirits.
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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2009, 11:03:23 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2009, 06:06:12 PM »
Another way to do that would be to have the the barkeep be a ghost. Which gives all day telekinesis. Also he could use the sustained force option to serve drinks. Why a ghost would run a bar is a bit beyond me though.

It's a well stocked bar.  It would be more surprising if you couldn't find spirits.

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Another way to do that would be to have the the barkeep be a ghost. Which gives all day telekinesis. Also he could use the sustained force option to serve drinks. Why a ghost would run a bar is a bit beyond me though.

It's a well stocked bar.  It would be more surprising if you couldn't find spirits.

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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2009, 08:20:12 PM »
I suggest that you make the barkeep a halfling, who wields a Ramhammer. He is focused on Bull Rushes, and every time someone is disruptive, he uses his insane bull rush check to kick them out.

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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2009, 08:31:53 PM »
No one's suggested Drunken Master?
It always seems like the barrels around here have something in them.

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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2009, 08:32:51 PM »
No one's suggested Drunken Master?
Given that it requires sixth level or higher, which is higher than he's willing to place the barkeep, no.
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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2010, 07:15:13 PM »
Needs to be a 3rd level caster who can use Calm Emotions and has Brew Potion. Then, fighting wouldn't even be a problem.
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Re: Killer Barkeep (Need build advice)
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2010, 07:21:55 PM »
im believe that most barkeeps are retired fighters. by retired i mean fighters who figured out they had royally screwed up by taking to many fighter levels or else had been maimed w/out proper access to effective healing.

i say straight fighter, ending on a level that grants a feat or two. to allow for barkeeper specific feats.

a 20th lvl barkeep should have a pretty low Int, as it took them 20 fighter levels to figure out that they were behind the curve abit to far.

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