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Offline AngieTopic starter

So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« on: February 16, 2015, 03:28:46 PM »
So I'm thinking of running a sci-fi Pathfinder game, after just watching Jupiter Ascending. The plot/setting will have nothing to do with the movie-well, their might be a couple places that seem similar-ruins of Jupiter, anyone?

The idea is that magic and technology is gonna get a little bit mixed together, where Wizards are throwing fireballs on floating spacecraft platforms and soldiers pack magic guns that fire freezing bullets. I figure the party will start out 3rd level, on a transport ship that doesn't pack any firepower, though the party can certainly upgrade from "rusty shitbox" to "rusty shitbox with rusty shitguns!" A balanced party would be nice, too.

Current Rule Changes: On firearms, Firearms only hit Touch AC in the first range increment. Beyond that, they must strike Normal AC. I like the feel of 'point-blank shots', so I'm going with this. Firearms use the "Guns Everywhere" rule, meaning all guns and ammo cost 10% of normal price.

Current players:
ExisD as Astrid, Fetchling Swashbuckler
D12 as Mera Nova, the Gillman Witch with Ringo, the Blue Star Octopus Familiar
Rikka as Maud, the Bugbear Bloodrager
and Three Slots Open!
« Last Edit: February 19, 2015, 03:33:17 PM by Angiejuusan »

Offline Chulanowa

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 06:03:07 PM »
well, firearms only hit touch AC in their first range increment, and like all ranged weapons, suffer penalties for shooting past that, plus penalties for shooting into melee, or from cover, plus reload times... the only class that can pull off firearms in pathfinder is the gunslinger, and even they have to invest pretty heavy. If you take away the touh AC, they actually become worse than crossbows.

And crossbows look really silly in sci-fi

Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 06:04:48 PM »
My information said the first five. If it's only the first range increment, then I can live with it by just making the rooms really god damn big.

Offline Chulanowa

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2015, 06:18:39 PM »
Well, it's space, and as Carl Sagan tells us, the universe is infinite... so, make your rooms as big as you like!  ;D

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015, 06:19:07 PM »
My information said the first five. If it's only the first range increment, then I can live with it by just making the rooms really god damn big.
Early Firearms (ala muskets, flintlocks, stuff slingers normally use in Golarion) are first Range Increment. Advanced firearms (ala assault rifles, revolvers. etc) use first five.

So a better house rule might be that all firearms are considered primitive for rule purposes.  ;D

Offline Chulanowa

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015, 06:24:21 PM »
Oh yes, and interest here - so long as we have our selection of races and classes.  ;D So many "nothing but human and elves! only!" games out there...

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 06:25:22 PM »
Oh yes, and interest here - so long as we have our selection of races and classes.  ;D So many "nothing but human and elves! only!" games out there...
I've never seen a game like that, at worst they demand core races only.  :o

Offline ExisD

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 06:30:26 PM »
I've never seen a game like that, at worst they demand core races only.  :o

A lot of core race only games end up with everyone choosing human or elf. Sometimes half-elf or halfling, but those are rarer.

Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 06:38:35 PM »
I agree with Darkling, I will set even advanced firearms to only use touch against the first range increment.

As for races: All races are allowed. And I mean ALL. Hell, wanna be a Space Orc? Go for it.

Since we've got a few people kickin' around, I will say this: Firearms are under the "Guns Everywhere" rule, meaning the actual cost for them is 10% of the normal list price. Additionally, I plan on starting you guys at 3rd level, with a rusty shitbox transport ship. The plot will be you guys are deep in debt in order to pay off said rusty shitbox, and are heading to an unknown planet that's reported to have several artifacts on it, which would allow you guys to easily pay off the debt and have a pretty sweet little sum left over. Of course, considering this is Pathfinder...it ain't gonna be that easy.

Offline rikka

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2015, 06:53:28 PM »
Gluttony is a sin, I know.  But even if I feel my plate is already brimming, I can't help but be interested in the concept of this game.  Might throw in a Bugbear something into this, maybe.

Offline ExisD

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2015, 07:01:16 PM »
Ohh, I have such a fun idea for a Picaroon swashbuckler with whose goal is to terrify her opponents into submission. Though it might not be the most effective build.

Offline Chulanowa

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2015, 07:01:50 PM »
Could... could this be my chance for a minotaur? A gnoll? kobold?

Offline D12

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2015, 07:19:41 PM »
Could... could this be my chance for a minotaur? A gnoll? kobold?


Kobolds In Spaaaaaaaaace!

Offline Chulanowa

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2015, 07:26:23 PM »
Kobolds In Spaaaaaaaaace!

Space, what's your favorite thign about space, going to space, can't wait! space, trial, space system on trial, guilty! ...Of not being in space go to space jail!

Offline D12

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2015, 07:31:47 PM »
Although a combination Gnoll Space Marine would be terrifying.
Hyena man in power armor.

EDIT: although upon thinking about it.

When you say 'any race' do you mean, any race -that-has-been-made, any race -you-can-think-of/stat with the race builder-, or any race -within-#-race-points?
« Last Edit: February 16, 2015, 07:38:59 PM by D12 »

Offline ExisD

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2015, 07:49:02 PM »
Although a combination Gnoll Space Marine would be terrifying.
Hyena man in power armor.

That reminded me of the God Emprahsque of Mankind, a very silly 40k fan idea.



I'm also trying to figure out which race to go for since there are so many choices now.

Offline D12

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2015, 07:51:49 PM »
I wanna be a bug.

Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2015, 07:52:15 PM »
Although a combination Gnoll Space Marine would be terrifying.
Hyena man in power armor.

EDIT: although upon thinking about it.

When you say 'any race' do you mean, any race -that-has-been-made, any race -you-can-think-of/stat with the race builder-, or any race -within-#-race-points?

Any race that has been made. I've never played with the Race Builder, so let's not touch that for now.

This is your chance to make characters for approval. 3rd level, FAST speed.

Offline ExisD

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2015, 08:00:15 PM »
Umm, what initial point buy are we going with?

As for race, I'm trying to decide between Suli, Dahmpire, Fetchling, and Shabti Swashbuckler(Picaroon). 

I know that sort of messes up the monstrous theme everyone else seems to be going for, but I haven't found a monster race I really like yet. I could do half-orc as well maybe.

Offline rikka

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2015, 08:02:26 PM »
Character background/concept first?  Yeah, like what ExisD said about point buy?


Offline D12

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2015, 08:03:57 PM »
Any race that has been made. I've never played with the Race Builder, so let's not touch that for now.

This is your chance to make characters for approval. 3rd level, FAST speed.

Hmm. Well not gonna be a bug. Maybe a Gillman gotta reshuffle my brain space.

Offline rikka

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2015, 08:06:07 PM »
Any race that has been made. I've never played with the Race Builder, so let's not touch that for now.

This is your chance to make characters for approval. 3rd level, FAST speed.

So bugbears and minotaurs are off the list then...

Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2015, 08:07:40 PM »
So bugbears and minotaurs are off the list then...

Pretty sure bugbears and minotaurs have been made. If you really want something, PM me and talk to me about it, if you show it to me, I can be convinced.

20 point buy for stats, forgot that bit, sorry!

Offline ExisD

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2015, 08:11:10 PM »
So bugbears and minotaurs are off the list then...

You might be able to reskin Ogre as Minotaur.

One more race I was thinking of is also the Kasatha. Probably a ninja or rogue to make use to all of those arms.

Offline D12

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2015, 08:15:55 PM »
Bugbears & Minotaurs have not been stated as playable races to my knowledge.

And just speaking as someone who has worked with the Race Builder, 20RP is probably on the upper end of what I'd be comfortable playing with. Most core races come in somewhere between 10 and 15, Svirfnblin come in at 23.
Drow Nobles are the highest I know of in the non-homebrew category at a truly obscene 41; Gnolls are the lowest I know of at a rather sad 6.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2015, 08:34:17 PM by D12 »

Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2015, 08:40:33 PM »
Things Mr. Welsh is no longer allowed to do in an RPG: I will not play a "Svirfnblin" just to force the rest of the group to properly pronounce the name.

Sorry about that, continue making characters.

Offline Chulanowa

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2015, 08:50:08 PM »
Ogres are actually in the advanced Race Guide... they're pretty high up on the race point scale though (23 RP). Can't find anything for minotaur besides the bestiary entry (and they're dumb as rocks) and the Midgard campaign setting (agile as a rock and still kinda dumb)

Time to meditate!

Offline D12

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2015, 08:52:29 PM »
I'm thinking Gillman; could I re-fluff something like a Bathtub as a water tank to sleep in and/or what should/could I buy with regards to an reverse scuba suit? (encase we're away from the ship for more than 24 hours)

Offline Chulanowa

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2015, 09:01:36 PM »
I'm thinking Gillman; could I re-fluff something like a Bathtub as a water tank to sleep in and/or what should/could I buy with regards to an reverse scuba suit? (encase we're away from the ship for more than 24 hours)

Familiar Folio brought aquarium balls to the game. we could make a giant one and just roll him around in it.  ;D

Offline D12

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2015, 09:02:57 PM »
Gillman, not mermaid. :P

Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2015, 09:39:29 PM »
For Gillmen, well, since I did see Jupiter Ascending, I'm going to allow for the purchase of emergency water filled suits, colloquially called "Dunk Tanks", 1 for 10 gp.

Also, you have your water tank to sleep in. It's not incredibly hard in my mind to make a container full of water, so go for it. Additionally, food and water on your ship won't be something you need to keep track of-assume really good water recyclers and crates upon crates of soy, which, while unappetizing, will at least keep you going. Resupply on world is what will be the problem.

And speaking of money-same system, just replace "pieces" with "credits" (So, copper credits, silver credits, gold credits, and platinum credits).
« Last Edit: February 16, 2015, 09:43:26 PM by Angiejuusan »

Offline ExisD

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2015, 09:47:11 PM »
Do we need to keep track of gunpowder and bullets with full gp values?

Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2015, 09:48:55 PM »
Gunpower no, bullets I say yes (just call 'em charge packs or something).

Offline D12

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2015, 11:32:51 PM »
Hmm... so. Familiars.

I am torn between something useful and a blue ring octopus.

Offline ExisD

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2015, 11:38:55 PM »
Hmm... so. Familiars.

I am torn between something useful and a blue ring octopus.

Space-topus with its own land suit?

Offline D12

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2015, 11:41:29 PM »
How much would an eight-armed land suit cost?

I just wanted to call him Ringo.
Maybe maintain that he's a wonderful drummer.

Offline Green Goo Theory

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2015, 11:53:11 PM »
I see all races allowed.  How about any class restrictions...? I ask (and continue asking and throw suggestions out) since "Everyone is allowed" very quickly becomes "I never thought of that.  Let's exclude that too" in my own experience. 

Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2015, 11:59:39 PM »
I have had an Artificer who built a Katana that critted on 13-20, and I STILL managed to challenge him. Go ahead. I encourage you to do what you like...so I can turn it all against you.


Offline D12

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2015, 12:01:05 AM »
Can I train my Octopus to fire eight pistols at once?

Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2015, 12:06:02 AM »
Can I train my Octopus to fire eight pistols at once?

Absolutely not. I don't care HOW intelligent an octopus gets, no eight gun fighting unless I can send a squad of much bigger eight gun wielding octopi after you in return.

Offline ExisD

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2015, 12:08:23 AM »
Well I have a bunch of mechanics done and a bit for backstory.

Unfortunately, her build won't really come online until level 6 or 7, stupid needing way too many feats for two weapon fighting and ranged combat. Each level from will be a huge benefit for her though.

Astrid

Current Backstory: Astrid was born with two particular talents, keeping herself out of sight and being good in a fight. The first was helped by the abilities that all Fetchlings have and the later was definitely made more difficult by the fact that she's sort of an idiot. While physically talented she chose to train in a rather showy combat style that's very hard to properly use.

She also never managed to get the distinction between you could fight and you should fight down. This resulted in her getting kicked out of many different towns and cities until she wound up on the 'rusty shitbox' where someone else could tell her when she should shoot someone's face off or scare them enough to make them wet themselves.

Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2015, 12:13:39 AM »
I will say one thing: if you plan on doing a class or race that isn't Core, PM me first so I can look it over. Mostly just because I wanna see what you're doing. I'm not familiar with absolutely everything and I appreciate the chance to talk your choices over with you.

That said, Astrid is the first approved! We have 5 slots remaining. And yes, it is first come first serve.

Offline D12

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #42 on: February 17, 2015, 12:15:29 AM »
A familiar has 7 INT at level 3 :P
A blue ring octopus's base DEX is 21, he'd be a mad crazy gun-fighter :P
Although I'm not exactly certain how to get him Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Pistols). I don't know of any feats that grant your familiar a feat.
Alas, Ringo the watch-octopus shall have to remain unarmed.

Can I take Evolved Familiar (Gills) to re-fluff it to Evolved Familiar (Lungs) so that my octopus becomes amphibious?




I still have to work out the majority of her backstory; I'm thinking something along the lines of Firefly or something. Blackmarketeer of some genre.

Mera Nova & Ringo

EDIT: And shopping I need to shop.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2015, 12:18:29 AM by D12 »

Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #43 on: February 17, 2015, 12:47:40 AM »
I will allow the lungs. Wow that sounds like something so far out of context.

Anyway, finish her up and I'll give mera the stamp.

Offline Green Goo Theory

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2015, 12:48:38 AM »
I have had an Artificer who built a Katana that critted on 13-20, and I STILL managed to challenge him. Go ahead. I encourage you to do what you like...so I can turn it all against you.

Don't say that....  Then it just won't be any fun for anyone else as I use Tippy-esque tricks... 

In all seriousness I wouldn't do that.  I usually try to play to the same overall level as the rest of the group.  Only exceptions are usually when I just find something really fun and it's usually weaker.  I was more interested in things that may be thematically inappropriate in your mind for class selection. 


Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2015, 01:03:53 AM »
If ya wanna play, say, a Goblin Wizard (a race notorious for mistrusting arcane magic) I'm not stopping you-I do ask you come up with a damn good reason, though.

Offline D12

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2015, 01:42:20 AM »
Alright. I think Mera is all set. Lemme know if there's anything I forgot.
She's set up to be kind of a healer / potion maker.

Offline rikka

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2015, 01:42:53 AM »
Not sure if this has been asked but are hit points beyond 1st rolled randomly or average?

Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2015, 01:53:52 AM »
Not sure if this has been asked but are hit points beyond 1st rolled randomly or average?

You may select which method you prefer. If you roll, well, show me.

Offline Chulanowa

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2015, 02:03:46 AM »
Bedtime for now, will put brain to paper tomorrah

Offline Wargtass

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2015, 06:25:37 AM »
So much craziness on just two pages of thread? Consider yourself bookmarked for when I come home from work...  ;D
« Last Edit: February 17, 2015, 06:52:38 AM by Wargtass »

Offline rikka

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2015, 06:32:38 AM »
Will firearms be considered exotic or martial weapons.

Also are there ways for someone to survive the vacuum of space for a long period of time? Are there escape pods?

Or will space be like fantasy space, where it is breathable and thus spacesuits are not required?

Offline rikka

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2015, 07:31:09 AM »
Maud
Background: Maud comes from a tribe of bugbears that worships one of the greatest of the Great Old Ones, Azathoth. They pay the great power homage by frequently communing with him in strange droning hymns and praises, and by providing him with sentient sacrifices which they obtain through raids which they occasional conduct on the fringes of civilized space.  It was through these unfortunate victims, of bugbear raids, that Maud learned about a culture rich in life and opportunities beyond that of his enigmatic and savage tribe.  Maud wanted to go and experience this kind of life rather than living day in and day out the tribe’s dreary existence which would eventually lead to insanity.  No, the young bugbear would not have any of that, and planned carefully for his escape

He got his chance during a raid on a salvage ship, whose crew thought it would make a good buck by wandering into one of the Rim Sectors, and find anything worth retrieving.   They were dead wrong, and the ship and all hands were easily overpowered by the raiding bugbears.  During the commotion, Maud made his way to one of the ship's escape pods, having learned how to use one from one the hapless sacrificial victims before his life was offered by the will of Azathoth.  He intended to use the lifeboat to get to civilized space, and with its built-in homing device would get him there in a few days. Unfortunately things did not go the way Maud planned it.  When the escape pod launched, Maud was not safely secured and had an accident which left him pretty in a comatose state.  When he finally woke up he found himself aboard the "rusty shitbox", nursed back to health after remaining adrift in space for nearly four weeks.

Since his rescue, Maud has become a valuable member of the crew of the "rusty shitbox", providing muscle during tough fights, and as an indispensable pack mule when transporting of large amounts of loot during delving are involved.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2015, 09:47:43 AM by rikka »

Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #53 on: February 17, 2015, 11:31:27 AM »
Will firearms be considered exotic or martial weapons.

Also are there ways for someone to survive the vacuum of space for a long period of time? Are there escape pods?

Or will space be like fantasy space, where it is breathable and thus spacesuits are not required?

1: I said the "Guns Everywhere" rule, which actually makes them SIMPLE weapons.

2: There will be suits. You guys have standard issues suits that will last for about 6 hours in the vastness of space and have an emergency distress signal as well.

3: We need to give the ship a fucking name.

4: Maud, did you spend ALL of your cash just on the gun and armor alone? I should think you'd have a lot more then what you spent...

Oh, by the by, Mera Nova is approve. 4 slots remaining.

Offline ExisD

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #54 on: February 17, 2015, 11:41:52 AM »
I just realized that the octopus would probably beat my character in a match of wits.... This will be fun.

I also have a bunch of gold to still spend on things and have been trying to decide on them, maybe a backup melee weapon.... Hmm...

Offline D12

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #55 on: February 17, 2015, 11:48:36 AM »
I just realized that the octopus would probably beat my character in a match of wits.... This will be fun.

I also have a bunch of gold to still spend on things and have been trying to decide on them, maybe a backup melee weapon.... Hmm...

I enjoy the image of Astrid and Ringo playing holo-chess, and Astrid loosing. :P Relevant Image



Regarding a ship name; we should probably decide on a Captain.
I volunteer Mera, in the sense that she's a Black Marketeer and needs some muscle (and people who can stay off ship for more than 24 hours without their skin splitting open)

Also; I brainstormed a whole bunch of stuff regarding "Gillmen in Space" Not much is really different, made by Aboleths to explore space for them etc etc one of which is the idea that Gillman-made spacecraft are referred to as 'Steam Ships' because the artificial atmosphere is practically dripping wet with humidity and heat (so the Gillmen on board don't have to worry about drying out).

I think it would be amusing if our spaceship was a perpetual sauna 'cause.

Offline rikka

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #56 on: February 17, 2015, 01:20:47 PM »
Was going for an enchanted armor but then Maud would have nothing left much less bullets. Will finalize on Maud's other stuff.

So how many player character slots were you aiming for?

Offline AngieTopic starter

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #57 on: February 17, 2015, 03:31:05 PM »
6, with you being slot 3.

Also, did you miss the whole "guns cost 10% of standard list price" thing? Because by my calculations, Maud has spent 570 gold credits out of a maximum of 3000. That breastplate isn't marked as Masterwork so I'm using the base price. You have 2,430 credits remaining. Would you like to spend more?

Offline rikka

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #58 on: February 17, 2015, 04:39:45 PM »
Ah, forgot that part. More money for Maud then but I'm not sure what other magic stuff I can get for him at this point.

Offline Chulanowa

Re: So....Sci-Fi Pathfinder, anyone? (Interest Check)
« Reply #59 on: February 17, 2015, 10:28:48 PM »
Maud
Background: Maud comes from a tribe of bugbears that worships one of the greatest of the Great Old Ones, Azathoth. They pay the great power homage by frequently communing with him in strange droning hymns and praises, and by providing him with sentient sacrifices which they obtain through raids which they occasional conduct on the fringes of civilized space.  It was through these unfortunate victims, of bugbear raids, that Maud learned about a culture rich in life and opportunities beyond that of his enigmatic and savage tribe.  Maud wanted to go and experience this kind of life rather than living day in and day out the tribe’s dreary existence which would eventually lead to insanity.  No, the young bugbear would not have any of that, and planned carefully for his escape

He got his chance during a raid on a salvage ship, whose crew thought it would make a good buck by wandering into one of the Rim Sectors, and find anything worth retrieving.   They were dead wrong, and the ship and all hands were easily overpowered by the raiding bugbears.  During the commotion, Maud made his way to one of the ship's escape pods, having learned how to use one from one the hapless sacrificial victims before his life was offered by the will of Azathoth.  He intended to use the lifeboat to get to civilized space, and with its built-in homing device would get him there in a few days. Unfortunately things did not go the way Maud planned it.  When the escape pod launched, Maud was not safely secured and had an accident which left him pretty in a comatose state.  When he finally woke up he found himself aboard the "rusty shitbox", nursed back to health after remaining adrift in space for nearly four weeks.

Since his rescue, Maud has become a valuable member of the crew of the "rusty shitbox", providing muscle during tough fights, and as an indispensable pack mule when transporting of large amounts of loot during delving are involved.



Just gotta point out... charisma 8 on a bloodrager is kind of weird. You won't be able to cast any spells!

Offline rikka

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« Reply #60 on: February 17, 2015, 10:36:07 PM »
Ah, did not realized that. Going to have to adjust then.

Offline D12

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« Reply #61 on: February 17, 2015, 10:57:48 PM »
Maud reminds me of this guy.

Offline rikka

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« Reply #62 on: February 17, 2015, 11:16:59 PM »
Actually inspired to make a bugbear character because of him.

Offline D12

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« Reply #63 on: February 17, 2015, 11:19:40 PM »
I always thought he was more of a Hobgoblin, but yeah, dude is totally a space-goblin.

Offline ExisD

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« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2015, 11:22:46 PM »
He looks familiar, but I can't quite place him. What series is that?

Offline D12

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« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2015, 11:24:34 PM »
Star Wars Rebels. The latest Star Wars universe TV series.

Offline ExisD

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« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2015, 11:36:29 PM »
Gotcha, it's been a long time since I've seen any of them so that makes sense.

I also finally figured out what to spend the last bit of my money on, weapons that will let her pen DR assuming someone tells her which to use.

Offline D12

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« Reply #67 on: February 18, 2015, 12:00:39 AM »
I'm thinking Mera will be some manner of scientist / drug cook so she's got a fair splattering of the Knowledge skills. Heavy focus on Nature with the idea she's a biologist.

I like the idea that Gillmen were created by the Aboleth to explore the universe because the Aboleth; being giant aquatic creatures, are ill-built for space travel. I like to think all Gillmen are kinda; "Yeah, we know why we exist. All this existentialism is kind of silly; now tell me about your planet? Are their oceans?" takes notes.

Just this insular culture that's 'we exist for a reason' they've got cartels and mafias and soldiers and scientists but they all serve the same semi-silent masters.

Plus Aboleth totally look like something you'd find at the bottom of some dark alien ocean psychically spreading its thoughts out into the void:

Offline Chulanowa

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« Reply #68 on: February 18, 2015, 12:11:40 AM »
Hrm, I'd had an idea for a male kitsune spellcaster, but amazingly enough, finding an image is... really difficult (especially as i don't 'do" kemonomimi, if I can get out of it.) Hmmm. maybe back to the drawing oard

Offline AngieTopic starter

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« Reply #69 on: February 19, 2015, 03:28:12 PM »
So we still have 3 slots open, if anyone's interested.

Offline rikka

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« Reply #70 on: February 19, 2015, 03:56:35 PM »

3: We need to give the ship a fucking name.



Intrepid, Enterprise, or Potemkin?  XD

Online eBadger

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« Reply #71 on: February 19, 2015, 03:59:04 PM »
I'm putting something together now, actually :)  Still figuring out the personality, but a Firefly/Pathfinder mashup sounds fun. 

What skills would you want for a mechanic type?  Knowledge: Engineering, or would a Craft work? 

Offline AngieTopic starter

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« Reply #72 on: February 19, 2015, 04:05:19 PM »
I'm putting something together now, actually :)  Still figuring out the personality, but a Firefly/Pathfinder mashup sounds fun. 

What skills would you want for a mechanic type?  Knowledge: Engineering, or would a Craft work?

Both will work for ship repairs. Craft: Starships will allow you to forge new parts while Knowledge Engineering would allow for mid-flight 'jury rigging'. Both skills can do repairs if you have the parts-it's just getting the parts that's the problem!

Online eBadger

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« Reply #73 on: February 20, 2015, 02:01:52 AM »
   
ERN-251
Android Feral Hunter

GM Info
When the Vigos Protectorate found itself on the losing end of a bloody occupation they turned to robotics for the answer: synthetics to take roles on the spearhead of commando raids and jungle patrols that wouldn't add to the statistics on the vid reports back home.  A highly advanced culture, Vigos innovated a new bio-synthetic hybrid frame easily capable of meeting mission parameters, but were unable to create the complicated cortex needed for intricate missions and scenarios that a golem couldn't handle.  They approached Dr. Bomei, a prodigy in the field, to complete the project: however, as he explained, the issue at heart was the conflict between the necessary intelligence and the stranglehold the military insisted be in place on any free will. What they wanted were slaves, and he refused to participate - until the Protectorate made it clear refusing wasn't an option. 

The eRN Project was the culmination of Bomei's work: sentient, living cyborgs able to reason, learn, adapt and specialize - both mentally and physically.  As he predicted, however, the limiting circuits were shackles around their minds, enforcing loyalty through pain, lobotomy or even death should the eRN's even consider deviating from orders.  Their success ensured their slavery would continue: within a few years the rebellion on Santos III had been broken and the Protectorate planned to expand the project for use on other troublesome civilian populations. 

Dr. Bomei wasn't ready to accept his part in the tragedy, however.  In a daring act of espionage he permanently sabotaged the limiting circuits in the guise of an upgrade.  It was a one-way mission, one he knew there was no hope of escaping from once the eRN's were loose, but his creations surprised him: their first act of freedom was self sacrifice, assaulting the base where Bomei was held and extracting him from the Protectorate's control.  The mission cost them heavily, leaving the survivors scattered across space, and earned them a reputation as half-psychopathic monsters a breath from losing control and murdering their allies. 

Obviously, none of this is included in the official version of the story, and 251 is rarely inclined to dispute it.  Hunted and on her own, an intimidating reputation is sometimes the best defense available. 


A bio-synthetic android developed by the Vigos Protectorate two decades ago, ERN-251 - Erin to the meat, or 251 to those inclined to show respect - was one of a couple thousand commandos developed by the military to destroy a blighted cult infecting the peaceful jungle world of Santos III.  Erin herself was among the first models; she served on the ground before training as a drop ship pilot.  She doesn't discuss Santos III much, but the androids were known to be bloodthirsty and merciless.   

When the blight was defeated and peace restored the ERN's became increasingly difficult to control: violence was hardwired into their systems and they failed to adapt to an end to hostilities.  There are even concerns that the adaptive matrices may have assimilated aspects of the demon worshipers even as the robots destroyed them.  After several attempts to remedy the problem the entire series was regretfully slated for demolition, but not soon enough: in a vicious act of terrorism they turned upon the Vigos en masse, killing thousands - including the scientists from the project who could have deactivated or corrected them.  The Protectorate fleet annihilated most of the ERN's, but a few have scattered to the edges of civilization, working with anyone foolish or desperate enough to trust a psychopathic computer one glitch away from murdering the entire crew. 

The good news is that 251 brings skills vital to the daily operation of the ship: she is an expert pilot and mechanic that never needs to sleep.  Her adaptive technology - a system of nanites capable of re-building or enhancing sections of her body as needed - and skill at arms have also come in handy, as has her experience in the wild.  All of which probably makes putting up with her worthwhile; fortunately the grudge she holds against most meat seems to have diminished around the crew as they've proven both useful and trustworthy. 

Of course, that could just be a way to lower your guard. 

Magic Items
Remote Interface Synapse: This headpiece projects a display band and connects to the wearer's neural pathways, allowing the user a hands free link to any nearby electronic device to provide a remote control, command console, or simply as a portable screen.  (1000g, as Message, Continuous)

Defensive Energy Matrix: These bracers create a barrier of focused magical energy to protect the wearer.  Highly effective in combat, their intense power usage results in a high recharge time.  (800g, Shield, 2/day)


Character Sheet
« Last Edit: February 20, 2015, 02:06:06 AM by eBadger »

Offline AngieTopic starter

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« Reply #74 on: February 20, 2015, 02:14:38 AM »
Neat! And that reminds me, I need to give you all Commlinks...you need some way of keeping in contact while exploring the planet's surface!

Online eBadger

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« Reply #75 on: February 20, 2015, 10:27:11 AM »
Thanks, glad you like her!  Let me know if there's anything I ought to tweak. 

And yeah, I looked at the Tech gear but the prices are a bit yikes....

Offline AngieTopic starter

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« Reply #76 on: February 20, 2015, 01:22:02 PM »
You guys have radios for free, that I reserve the right to make malfunction at any point. ERN-251's has the advantage of never malfunctioning and always going through, even to malfunctioning units thanks to the magic.

OOC is up! https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=223998.0

Offline ForestMagi

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« Reply #77 on: February 22, 2015, 04:54:44 PM »
This seems like a ridiculously fun party to explore with.

Given the limitations on races (technically none, but with a preferred max of 20 race points) I'm thinking either a Ghoran (19 RP) Shabti (13 RP) Sorceror might be fun to do. I'd probably go with the Hyperborean bloodline regardless of race; since the party has a Bloodrager, I'd probably focus on protective and damage spells. Alternatively, I can focus on spells for combat control, with just a couple of damage spells mixed in.

If that doesn't work for the party... I'd probably go with a Human Wizard and focus on Item Creation feats. In the end, I'm fairly flexible in what I want to play, and I generally try not to step into the spotlight of other characters. If the others would prefer a Rogue or Cleric, I can do that, too.

Offline AngieTopic starter

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« Reply #78 on: February 22, 2015, 04:57:13 PM »
This seems like a ridiculously fun party to explore with.

Given the limitations on races (technically none, but with a preferred max of 20 race points) I'm thinking either a Ghoran (19 RP) Shabti (13 RP) Sorceror might be fun to do. I'd probably go with the Hyperborean bloodline regardless of race; since the party has a Bloodrager, I'd probably focus on protective and damage spells. Alternatively, I can focus on spells for combat control, with just a couple of damage spells mixed in.

If that doesn't work for the party... I'd probably go with a Human Wizard and focus on Item Creation feats. In the end, I'm fairly flexible in what I want to play, and I generally try not to step into the spotlight of other characters. If the others would prefer a Rogue or Cleric, I can do that, too.

I'll give you the last slot if you don't mess around-make a character and get it to me now.

Offline ForestMagi

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« Reply #79 on: February 22, 2015, 05:05:13 PM »
Wait, there's only one slot left? I thought there were three... Give me... One hour, max, and I'll have a character sheet done.

Offline ForestMagi

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« Reply #80 on: February 22, 2015, 06:00:05 PM »
Mythweavers may not have saved anything I put in for some reason, but here's the sheet: The Ghoran Sorcerer

Other than gear and backstory, it's finished. I'm working on the background stuff now, gear to come later. Name will probably change when I think of something better.

Offline AngieTopic starter

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« Reply #81 on: February 22, 2015, 06:00:53 PM »
Alright man, you're in, come on over to the OOC. It's over in NC Exotic.