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Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #600 on: September 27, 2011, 12:24:29 AM »
Fantasy Grounds II works well too.

Offline Mysterica

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #601 on: September 27, 2011, 06:38:49 AM »
I realize this may not be the best place to put this, and I apologize if it was a better thread, but I would like to request some advice.

I'm a first time gm in pathfinder, and I am trying to loosely base a campaign on the Four Horsemen.  I know i could just look up what others have done for them as they are everywhere, but I want to make them myself to be a bit more personal.  Unfortunately, I'm having some trouble with it a bit.  Here's what I have so far.

Pestilence:
Race/Template: naga? (still debating)
Weapon: bow, poisoned arrows
Class: Ranger or rogue


War:
Race/Template: Minotaur
Weapon: Greatsword
Class:Barbarian

Famine:
Race/Template: ???
Weapon: Staff (Shaped like scales)
Class: Cleric (evil)


Death:
Race/Template: Lich
Weapon: Scythe
Class: Sorcerer

Then finally there is the mastermind trying to rain doom upon the world

Name: Still working on it
Race/Template: Elf Demigod
Weapon: Spear
Class: Antipaladin

If anyone could help me out with suggestions, advice, or other either through a reply directed at me, or a pm please feel free to.  I am open to suggestions.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #602 on: September 27, 2011, 07:45:18 AM »
That all said I love Besm D20 because it has rules for both a classed game and a classless system that even allows players that still want to use classes to be able to play along those that wish to go free form( IE. every ten character points is a level and oyu can either by your own stats or simlpy buy the next level in a class that is already premade.)
Cute anecdote:

I forget who, but someone decided to make the basic 3.x classes in BESM, with a limit of 200 points.  Turns out that the only class that fit within the budget was the Rogue.  The Fighter class was under by 40 points (So 160), the Cleric was over by 20, and the Wizard was worth a whopping 240 points.  The rest of the classes also hovered over or under, but by 10 or slightly less, if I remember correctly.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #603 on: September 27, 2011, 07:46:11 AM »
So BESM d20 is balanced around Tier 3, amusing and good to know. :D

Offline Genbu83

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #604 on: September 27, 2011, 02:35:44 PM »
I realize this may not be the best place to put this, and I apologize if it was a better thread, but I would like to request some advice.

I'm a first time gm in pathfinder, and I am trying to loosely base a campaign on the Four Horsemen.  I know i could just look up what others have done for them as they are everywhere, but I want to make them myself to be a bit more personal.  Unfortunately, I'm having some trouble with it a bit.  Here's what I have so far.

Pestilence:
Race/Template: naga? (still debating)
Weapon: bow, poisoned arrows
Class: Ranger or rogue


War:
Race/Template: Minotaur
Weapon: Greatsword
Class:Barbarian

Famine:
Race/Template: ???
Weapon: Staff (Shaped like scales)
Class: Cleric (evil)


Death:
Race/Template: Lich
Weapon: Scythe
Class: Sorcerer

Then finally there is the mastermind trying to rain doom upon the world

Name: Still working on it
Race/Template: Elf Demigod
Weapon: Spear
Class: Antipaladin

If anyone could help me out with suggestions, advice, or other either through a reply directed at me, or a pm please feel free to.  I am open to suggestions.

Make Pestilance an Alchemist or Summoner...I'd suggest werewolf or some other spawn creatign monster...vampires work.

As far as the Demigod goes...definately have him wear that construct armor, because everyone loves secondary form bossfights.

Offline Mysterica

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #605 on: September 27, 2011, 05:06:13 PM »
Maybe on the pestilence ideas, but werewolves and vampires have always been big deals in the little mini campaigns we've done in the past with a gm who had no place gming in all reality, and I'd like to explore the monster manual a bit more this time around.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #606 on: September 27, 2011, 06:43:32 PM »
Howabout Slaadi? They've also the the infection angle, with a bit more body horror.

Offline Mysterica

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #607 on: September 27, 2011, 07:17:43 PM »
Maybe.  Main problem I'm having is thinking up a race or template that effectively works to personify famine.

Offline LunarSageTopic starter

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #608 on: September 27, 2011, 07:26:49 PM »
What about Famine Spirits?


Offline meikle

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #609 on: September 27, 2011, 07:54:03 PM »
That guy doesn't look very famished at all

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Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #610 on: September 27, 2011, 10:43:11 PM »
That guy doesn't look very famished at all
I think the idea is that he's pigged out on all the food, so that's what has caused the famine. Kinda like how they portrayed Famine on Supernatural.

Offline Mysterica

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #611 on: September 27, 2011, 11:14:18 PM »
Yeah...  I might wind up going with just a human idea for famine.  Something more like Alphonse from FMA.

 

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #612 on: October 05, 2011, 11:37:14 PM »
FYI.. the 'beta' (ie.. free playtest download) of the Advanced Race Build Guide is up on the Paizo site for those who want to take their old books and figure out how to build one of the non-Open source races from Ebberron, Forgetten Realms and such.

Offline Genbu83

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #613 on: October 06, 2011, 12:58:32 AM »
nice I'll go take a look

Offline MasterMischief

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #614 on: October 12, 2011, 10:59:34 AM »
FYI.. the 'beta' (ie.. free playtest download) of the Advanced Race Build Guide is up on the Paizo site for those who want to take their old books and figure out how to build one of the non-Open source races from Ebberron, Forgetten Realms and such.

Another step closer to point buy.  Curious.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #615 on: October 12, 2011, 01:36:57 PM »
Point Buy is a really popular option in a lot of games.  PERSONALLY I prefer it, because it allows me to make what I want to play in a game, whereas I've had several concepts destroyed by random rolls.  Also, I find it harder to get into a character with random generation.

Your mileage will vary, of course.

Offline Genbu83

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #616 on: October 12, 2011, 02:23:41 PM »
Point Buy is a really popular option in a lot of games.  PERSONALLY I prefer it, because it allows me to make what I want to play in a game, whereas I've had several concepts destroyed by random rolls.  Also, I find it harder to get into a character with random generation.

Your mileage will vary, of course.

I prefer point buy for party balance...and as a GM/DM, it's nice to know you won't have mister all-18-stats running around. In his defense, he just rolls really well. Great for casinos...but annoying in gamming.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #617 on: October 12, 2011, 03:27:09 PM »
I had one player.. rolled between 10 and 12 with all stats.. he was UNGODLY as a fighter though. More 20s that a bank drawer and the player had a blast with him.


Offline Genbu83

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #618 on: October 13, 2011, 12:20:58 AM »
that's the thing though, fighters and rogues can get away with non heroic stats, so can a well built cleric.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #619 on: October 13, 2011, 01:09:09 AM »
http://www.examiner.com/rpg-in-national/is-monte-cook-working-on-5th-edition

More of a "What did they rehire him for?" article but you got to wonder how long till something big with his name comes out. Dont think it will be 5e though. Figure they will run 4e for another 2 to 3 years yet.

Offline Genbu83

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #620 on: October 13, 2011, 01:36:35 AM »
http://www.examiner.com/rpg-in-national/is-monte-cook-working-on-5th-edition

More of a "What did they rehire him for?" article but you got to wonder how long till something big with his name comes out. Dont think it will be 5e though. Figure they will run 4e for another 2 to 3 years yet.

Yeah that's a been a buzz on the paizo forums for a while. I've found my favorite product...and I'm going to stick with it. good for monte regaurdless.

Offline Thufir Hawat

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #621 on: October 13, 2011, 02:03:46 AM »
Even if there is a D&D 5e on the horizon, it's more than likely it would take them years of development if it's to be done right and in a way that doesn't alienate too many fans ;).

Since I'm not interested in any edition of D&D or its derivatives so far, I'll be playing something different anyway :P. Theoretically, they could produce a 5th edition of D&D that makes me want to switch to it, but I'm not holding my breath ;D!

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #622 on: October 13, 2011, 02:45:42 AM »
Personally I would like a resumption of d20 modern

Offline ofDelusions

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #623 on: October 13, 2011, 04:40:45 AM »
Wasn't Monte the guy who said that all the trap options in 3e were intentional?

Not holding my brerath for 5e.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: D&D (in every incarnation), Pathfinder and other System Games
« Reply #624 on: October 13, 2011, 10:51:08 AM »
Wasn't Monte the guy who said that all the trap options in 3e were intentional?

Yes he was.  Back then, when he helped design 3e, he was a huge fan of Magic: The Gathering and loved the idea of system mastery, where the player has to know how to 'game the system' to get the most out of it.  He was also a huge D&D magic and magic user fan as well, which is why magic was severely over powered, and if you read anything about Ptolus (His published setting) you'd see that as well, not to mention that his rendition of Unearthed Arcana had a lot of magic-touched classes.

He may have changed since then, but really, I hope they give him some toys to play with, and keep him away from 4e.  It's not perfect, hell it's got flaws as big as 3.x does/did, but personally, I like that Fighting Men are actually something to play, rather than dip in, while you play the real classes, like Druid or Cleric.