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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #150 on: October 25, 2013, 01:28:49 PM »
Ummm, a question about Kail, and I mean no offense in asking.

If, essencially, Kail is ok with those who are being true to their nature, in essense, at least. Assuming that he waits long enough to determine if they are infact doing so via observasion that implies as much...

What does he do about the average pshycopath? They are, in essense, being true to themselves and their set of morals, principles and view of the world. Even if the rest of the world sees it as "evil" Or, a lich for that matter?

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #151 on: October 25, 2013, 01:36:33 PM »

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #152 on: October 25, 2013, 02:27:42 PM »
How come the day I set aside to catch up on all the rp stuff I gotta do is the day I get a throbbing headache that won't go away? D:

Offline CalrondTopic starter

Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #153 on: October 25, 2013, 06:17:44 PM »
@Landshark: Works now, thanks!

@greenknight: I think I see where you're going with that, and I like the idea. I'll PM back and forth with you later this evening to hammer out some of the details.

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #154 on: October 25, 2013, 06:20:47 PM »
Phew...  Bio is done!

To do list now includes finishing character sheet and getting Hopes/Dreams/Fears PM'd to Calrond

(previous post has been edited with the update)

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #155 on: October 25, 2013, 06:56:19 PM »
@Blinkin. It's also in a mad dog's nature to be put down. And you never asked about Cail's nature.
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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #156 on: October 25, 2013, 07:07:04 PM »
@Blinkin. It's also in a mad dog's nature to be put down. And you never asked about Cail's nature.

But, it's not in the dog's nature to be put down. It's in man's nature to put the dog down. Mad-dogs don't put themselves down... how many dogs commit suicide? ;)

On the other hand, at least these days, it appears to be a growing trend for the shallow end of the gene pool to remove itself from said pool before it procreates. Tragically, not before it takes some of the better fish of the pool with it.

As for Kain's nature... do we have to put him down too? ;)

I remember a groundhog that we found walking in circles in a pasture behind our house one bright summer day. Although it wasn't showing any signs of illness at that point, it was thought better by my father to put the thing down after the second hour of walking in circles... So, sometimes, mad dogs do show themselves before it's too late.

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #157 on: October 25, 2013, 07:24:49 PM »
On the subject of psychopaths, it's interesting to note that in most societies the frequency of psychopathy is around 1 psychopath per 200 people. Certain tribes of Native Americans (those referred to as "Eskimos") have a much lower rate, because when they recognize that someone in the tribe is a psychopath, they dispatch with them before they have a chance to cause too much trouble.

Also, we may wind up having a few more than the 6 I had wanted, but it's been my experience that we lose a few in the first few weeks so things should sort themselves out.

@TheGlyphstone: Unfortunately, it has filled up and then some. I'll let you know if we dip down below the number I'm expecting.

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #158 on: October 25, 2013, 08:35:41 PM »
I'm still here and looking forward to campaign start!  ;D

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #159 on: October 25, 2013, 08:36:41 PM »
Me too!  :) 

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #160 on: October 25, 2013, 08:48:56 PM »
Me three!

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« Reply #161 on: October 25, 2013, 09:11:05 PM »
Me fore? Wait... me 4

I'm just waiting for us to get it on... so to speak :P

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #162 on: October 25, 2013, 10:09:20 PM »
  By the way, did we ever get a cleric?

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #163 on: October 25, 2013, 10:12:24 PM »
Name:Adrian Scarlet
Gender:Male (but looks slim female to most)
Race:Human (Thayan)
Class:Focused Conjurer 3/Master Specialist 5
Age:25
Birthday:1343 DR, Year of the Boot, Flamerule 21th
Height:5'5"
Weight:170 lbs
Skin:Pale
Hair:Black
Eyes:One eye blue and other crimson red
Style:Prefers wearing bright red gold lined loose scholar clothes and sandals with satin socks.
Background
Adrian Scarlet was born in Thay twenty years ago, more specifically at Bezantur, city of thousand temples. His half-elf mother is a priestess of Isis and thanks for that he was early on indoctrinated to Mulhorandi native religion and get curiosity to magic which his mother encouraged. His human father was simple sailor who owned a fishing boat and which daily his mother prayed for good weather and safe return. Because of his half-elf mother influence he took quite femine appearance early on and her naturally pale skin color but kept his dark hair but his eyes were curiosity and she took it as sign that he will be powerful mage someday. Also in general was belief women were better casters and so his femine appearance was a blessing from Isis.

Now, his life got changed forever when one day his father was ambushed by sahuaging in the ocean and mother from shore moved aid him...and follow him as he was pulled under the waves by sahuaging and with magic moved to help him. But neither returned. He was then send in tender age of eight to his uncle who was a red wizard, a man whom mother had much disliked but which young Adrian did not understand why.

His gift of magic was quickly discovered and he was put on traditional Thayan schooling for magic, which was brutal affair and highly competitive with fellow apprentices and he was bullied because his non-mulan appearances (despite he is actually mulan but mother's latent elven blood tainted traditional mulan features away). Then one day Adrian fled from Thay and moved all way to Sword Coast to become a adventurer for hire, hiding his tattoos from his head by growing hair and becoming a renown wizard. He does not use his real family name and uses merely Scarlet, after his favorite color and for his one scarlet eye. He has been in great aid in Baldur's Gate organization known as Flaming Fist by helping their patrols and helping clear goblin bandits off the trade roads with his summoned minions and battlefield control which fools goblins or even ogres and giants. He favors evil outsiders because according him it feels less bad hurt them when sending fight summoned minions fight goblins. Besides that he has worked as scribe and even spend time in Candlekeep itself and made friends there among archivers.

Then pair years ago he moved to Waterdeep along trade caravan and he had stayed since offering his services. He keeps polite distance to Blackstaff Tower, by his excuse that in general seven sisters and other chosen of Mystra do not like Thayan spellcasters but Adrian does make regular visits and donations to temple of Mystra in the city, to give respects to the goddess of magic.
Sexual Preferences
Besides my ons/offs here comes Adrian specific special kinks; aasimars/tieflings hold strongest appeal besides elves and half-elves as these women are exotic by Thayan standards and so are intriguing. His mother example was not native of thayan but had came to faith of Isis through being adopted to Mulhorandi parents. He is drawn to women of intellect or those who have something interesting flair or other exotic physical traits; like elf woman with unusual large bust, tattoos, piercings and so on. In general he has little interest on humans or other races in sexual interest. But if someone is human half-dragon he would immediately be attracted to person with such unique lineage.
His Familiar in tavern (the black tressym)

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #164 on: October 25, 2013, 10:45:06 PM »
@Muse: Yes, there's one cleric and one druid (though I'm just waiting on Finn's sheet to give him the thumbs up for the druid).

Just so everyone knows, when we start we'll have 10 characters going at once. I should have kept a better eye on how many submissions I had, but it's been my experience that a few drop out in the first week or two, so it shouldn't be a big problem. I've run a party as large as 8 before, but 10 shouldn't be a problem (except in combat) again, especially since some people will probably disappear soon after the game begins.

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« Reply #165 on: October 25, 2013, 10:55:14 PM »
Yeah really hope the disappearing isn't a problem in this campaign.

For combat we could do a posting limit type deal, every 72 hours before being skipped.

Offline CalrondTopic starter

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« Reply #166 on: October 25, 2013, 11:07:26 PM »
Make that 11. I forgot about one who hasn't finalized her sheet yet. ;)

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« Reply #167 on: October 26, 2013, 12:16:14 AM »
shhhhhhheeeet
http://piratepad.net/ep/pad/view/ro.Lqd0fWp/latest

Im basically done, just need to spend my last 7k if anyone knows any good gear for a bard, then im open to suggestions ^^ otherwise ill probably slap on a another enchant or two and spend the rest of generic adventuring gear.

next up, her backstory.

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #168 on: October 26, 2013, 12:43:24 AM »
Darkling, you could always spend your money on more defensive items. A ring of Protection might be an option, but you can only afford a +1 Ring, since Ring of Protection +2 costs 8000 gold.

You could go for something consumable, or of otherwise limited uses, like a wand. A wand of Magic Missiles (as 9th level caster) costs 6750 gold. A Wand of Hold Person costs 4500 gold and a Wand of Charm Person costs 500 gold.

A Necklace of Fireballs Type V is possible too, for 6150 gold.

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #169 on: October 26, 2013, 01:55:51 AM »
A wand of Cure Light Wounds for 750gp is always a good investment

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #170 on: October 26, 2013, 03:16:51 AM »
The drop out rate in the first couple of weeks is about 30%, so we'll probably get down to between 6 to 8 playrs before the drop out rate drops itself. I've never gotten the idea in putting all of the effort into a character then just stop. *shrugs*

I think all of the bases are covered... we have a rogue, a front liner, cleric and several other spell slingers... Maybe a second front line type.

With this size group, I would agree that a wand of cure light would be invaluable.

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« Reply #171 on: October 26, 2013, 09:22:13 AM »
Hehe, unless im playing a defensively minded character, def items always seem to be just a step to low on my priority list, almost picked up cure a cure spell, but had one slot too few, almost got a couple defensive items, but just alittle too little money, etc. Ill see if i cant rearrange some things to get my AC up.

Though, Ive never been a fan of wands in general, im well aware of how useful they are, but theyve always felt.... silly to me, a staff is kinda cool, but wands are fer silly buggers :P , and then you sometimes run into people in games like this who have like twenty of the things. I will think about getting a cure wand though, if only for party support. XD

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« Reply #172 on: October 26, 2013, 10:21:21 AM »
Cure wand for party support, my support comes mostly with haste spell on everyone. Also mage armor (mass) if someone not using armor.

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #173 on: October 26, 2013, 12:06:39 PM »
I tend to think that the low level defensive items, Rings of Protection +1, Amulets of Natural Armor +1 and so on provide too little benefit for the expense. I mean, does 2 AC really make that much of a difference after a certain point. You simplly can't produce enough AC to off set a BAB of +7 or 8 to make a significant difference. I rather invest in other items that will be useful in a more varied way and only pick up a defensive item if I have the extra gold to spend. But, I would rather just put the enchantment onto a piece of armor. Then, you have the slots open in case you find something in game... although I haven't even really had the chance to find loot from a fight in either Pathfinder or D&D. My only experience with D&D until now was The World's Largest Dungeon, and they seem to of forgotten loot all together in the attempt to keep the characters merely surviving from one meal to the next... I'll never forget eating an owlbear because everyone was so hungry.

Speaking of loot, and I suppose that this question doesn't need to be asked... but I've met a few players of late who don't approve of it... Anyone against looting the bad guys we kill? IE, "Say, that's a nice magical long sword, he don't need it anymore..." or "Hmmm... he has food in his backpack and coins in his pouch... We need it more than he dos." I actually got into a fight, figuratively speaking, with someone over that a few months back.

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms 3.5)
« Reply #174 on: October 26, 2013, 12:34:34 PM »
While I generally tend to agree with you strategy, Blinkin, the other side of that coin is that enough AC to not do much good against base attack +7 will often help against base Attack +2, so you might not be protected meaningfully from the first attack, you'll do a lot better against the second. 

No objections to looting here.  I might want to bury the bodies afterwards, or take a specific item to their next of kin if they were an honorable opponent, but that's different.