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Author Topic: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)  (Read 2586 times)

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Offline ulthakptah

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2010, 11:10:15 PM »
ulthakptah: Watch out! Turn into too-impressive of an animal, and you might get accidently hunted! :D

Teehee :3

All kidding aside: Shifting sorta makes half the premise useless, doesn't it? Hunters getting cool animal/monster parts to make shiny gear to help beat stronger monsters/support the village. Shifters have no need of that sort of stuff. :3
True that I'll be using natural attacks more than weapons. I still will have need for better armor and accessory. Also Shifters pride themselves on being good hunters. In fact I'm planing on taking the wildhunt trait to have track and scent making hunting monster easier, like having the psychic ability in Monster Hunter.

Offline NicciKotor

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2010, 11:16:10 PM »
17 13 14 13 17 14.  Not bad.

Hm... with me and Latooni going with sisters, perhaps a third sister could be fun.

I could run with that no problem. Sounds like all the more fun!

Offline Latooni SubotaTopic starter

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2010, 12:24:12 AM »
No need for that. Triplets is not fun. At least not with such a small group. :P

Offline avorae

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2010, 02:39:18 PM »
As much fun as this game sounds it looks like I will have to back out as I seem to have overbooked myself. I am sorry about this and wish you all the best and hope that you all have a good time with it. :'(

Offline ff

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2010, 02:45:22 PM »
I could be interested in playing a swashbuckler / rogue.

Offline grovercjuk

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2010, 03:32:58 PM »
Anyone wants my IM drop me a PM.

Shall we say second level? Hard enough so one hit will not kill but not King of the walk.

And to give a flavor of what kind of campaign the first post is up.

http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=74242.0

We can have the chars met in the village before they set out. 
« Last Edit: July 03, 2010, 03:52:33 PM by grovercjuk »

Offline Tackyhillbilly

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2010, 04:58:04 PM »
Is this still open?

Offline Latooni SubotaTopic starter

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2010, 05:03:26 PM »
Okay, fine. From THIS POINT ON, no more new players applying to the game. Feel free to come up with applications that are epicly awesome (Like mine and VV's will inevitably be) and we'll see what happens. Maybe make the cutoff date . . I dunno . . Midnight Mountain Standard Time, Monday? Earlier if cool apps appear?

Offline grovercjuk

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2010, 05:06:41 PM »
Thats fine by me.

And in discussion with Kat we will set a limit of two feats and two traits, hope that is Ok with everyone.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2010, 05:09:14 PM by grovercjuk »

Offline Latooni SubotaTopic starter

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2010, 05:15:37 PM »
Two flaws, you mean? But yeah, that sounds good to me. :3

Offline Tackyhillbilly

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2010, 06:35:46 PM »
I didn't notice the cut off, but thank you for extending it. One Bard/Warblade coming up!

17, 14, 14, 12, 12, 12.

Standard WBL for 2?
« Last Edit: July 03, 2010, 07:54:08 PM by Tackyhillbilly »

Offline ff

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2010, 08:52:21 PM »
Okay, fine. From THIS POINT ON, no more new players applying to the game. Feel free to come up with applications that are epicly awesome (Like mine and VV's will inevitably be) and we'll see what happens. Maybe make the cutoff date . . I dunno . . Midnight Mountain Standard Time, Monday? Earlier if cool apps appear?

So have we decided on a level (so that I can make my char sheet 'application'.) And is this is an existing campaign setting (Forgottean Realms, Dragonlance, etc.) - I tend to be able to mak very detailed and interesting character backstories for Forgotten Realms characters, and could happily suggest locations that cater to the plot you had in mind (and there are lots of maps and info on the web so that everyone can see what I mean.)

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2010, 09:24:33 PM »
Second level, I'm assuming standard wealth, no defined setting yet.

Offline ff

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2010, 12:22:58 AM »
Thanks Katina.

Let me confirm I have gestalt right:

HD and HP: max of two classes
BAB: same
each of the three saves: same
number of skill points: same
class skill list: union of the two class skill lists
class features and spellcasting progressions: union/sum of the two, as if regular multiclass
general feats: as normal, one every three levels - where a level of each class counts as one level - ditto for ability score increases (1 per 4 levels) and max skill ranks (3 + level)

Although I don't think my choice will induce outright redundancy, is there a provision for it? i.e. Evasion from two classes (say monk-2 and rogue-2) grants Improved Evasion (wonder what Evasion + IE would be...)

Swashbuckler 2 is a lame level (you get +1 reflex saves, whereas a fighter gets a 2nd bonus feat) but I'll still go with it.  ::)
« Last Edit: July 04, 2010, 12:27:39 AM by ff »

Offline Tackyhillbilly

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2010, 12:57:54 AM »
Argost Fortun

Warblade//Bard/Rogue

http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=221107

His backstory is pretty general, due to the lack of setting knowledge. If FF's suggestion is adopted, or somemore setting information turns up, I'll add to it. And if anybody would like to twine backgrounds, I'd be glad for the chance.

Offline Geradine

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2010, 01:20:30 AM »
i have applied for this way back, and haven't replied since because i've been racking my brain as to what gestalt meant. how does a ranger/rouge sound for some ranged support in this?

Offline ff

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2010, 01:42:11 AM »
http://www.myth-weavers.com/showthread.php?p=3324169#post3324169

You're gonna hate me for the dice I just rolled for my character. 17 17 16 16 16 15   XD

Probably going to go Warblade/Druid. Fits the theme for monster hunter a bit, and lets me heal OR hunt.

Edit: Anybody want to take a crack and designing basic statistics for the weirder/cooler Monster Hunter-type weapons, like SwitchAxes and GunLances? :3

I can design weapon stats. I usually do it by balancing them against existing weapons and making adjustments as per patterns in the table (i.e. increasing the average damage by 1, from say 1d6 to 1d8, or the  threat range by one number or multiplier, increases the size or simple/martial/exotic-ness a step). If you describe what a switch-axe and gun-lance are I can give you proposed stats. 

Offline ff

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2010, 03:15:41 AM »
I've written her backstory as if in the Forgotten Realms setting. I'm not trying to say we 'should' do that, it just tends to get my creative juices flowing (have DMed, read novels, and played games like Baldur's Gate, in FR). It'd be trivial to substitute or edit out the proper nouns.

Mechanically she's not very damaging right now, but will become better in one level (more sneak attack, swashbuckler's best class feature, and a very strategic feat). In the meantime she can at least be a skillmonkey, specifically scouting, locks, traps, and bluffing.

WotC-style plaintext stat block for now, will do mythweavers later:



Name: Aria
Class: Rogue / Swashbuckler
Bio: Daughter to retired adventurers who'd more or less bought their way into polite Luskan society using the treasures, skills, and reputations gleaned from their exploits, Aria grew to found herself nudged towards high learning. Her parents, it seems, hoped for a safer life for their daughter, and to their dismay her favorite subject seemed to be her fencing practice nonetheless. At least, unlike most of her friends' parents, her own seemed amenable to the idea of a daughter learning such things at all, perhaps because their careers had shown them what a dangerous place the world could be.

These teenage tensions boiled over into Aria learning how to sneak out and about at night, and she got herself into tatters of trouble, and eventually one scrap she'd not have survived from herself. Rescued from petty thugs of a Luskan pirate lord by a priestess of the Red Knight, Aria ventured out to visit her savior's temple on subsequent nights. She never lost her disobedient urge, but perhaps channeled it with more purpose.

She found companionship and learning of the sorts she'd longed for, which proved a bulwark against a dark part of her own nature: she discovered through the aggravating throes of puberty, and leafing about in her family heraldry, that one of her great-grandmothers just might've been an erinyes devil. This shared revelation renewed her priestess benefactor's attentions and concerns. So far, Aria has maintained a far loftier heart than her infamous ancestor's. The blood may've even contributed a disciplined and logical bent of mind which serves well one who would revere the Lady of Strategy.

(Will provide more of a 'coda' to backstory when I have a better sense of the RP's opening location/scene, i.e. why and how she got there.)

Aria , lesser tiefling, gestalt rogue 2 swashbuckler 2
Medium Outsider (native)
Hit Dice: 2d10+4 (22 hp)
Initiative: +5
Speed: 30 ft.
Armor Class: 19 (+5 Dex, +4 armor), touch 15, flat-footed 14
Base Attack/Grapple: +2/+5
Attack: kukri +8 melee (1d4+3/15-20) or comp. longbow +8 ranged (1d8+3/x3)
Full Attack: two kukris +6 melee (1d4+3/15-20) or comp. longbow +8 ranged (1d8+3/x3)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: lesser darkness 1/day, sneak attack +1d6
Special Qualities: darkvision 60', evasion, grace +1, resistances (cold, elec, fire 2), trapfinding
Saves: Fort +2, Reflex +9, Will +1
Abilities: Str 16, Dex 20, Con 14, Int 16, Wis 13, Cha 9
Skills: Bluff +6, Disable Device +8, Hide +12, Listen +6, Move Silently +10, Open Lock +10, Search +8, Spot +6, Tumble +10
Feats: Improved Critical (kukri), Telling Blow, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Finesse
Alignment: Lawful good
Deity: Red Knight ('The Lady of Strategy', LN goddess of tactical and wisdom warfare) if Forgotten Realms setting; or closest analog of Athena if in another setting
Flaws: Frail (-1 hp/level), Weak Fortitude (-3 Fort)
Languages: Common, Draconic, Elven, Infernal, Sylvan
Possession: two mw kukris, mw comp. longbow (Str rating +2), mw chain shirt, quiver with 100 cold iron arrows and 20 silver arrows, 2 kukris, 2 throwing axes, 2 light hammers, 6 daggers, grappling hook and 100' of silk rope, thin bedroll and rain tarp, one tenday of rations, flint and tinder, 3 sunrods, two scout's outfits, one silk aristocratic gown, forest camouflage rain cloak (mw tool for hide), soft padded elven footwear (mw tool for move silently), map of the known world, canteen, light warhorse and military saddle, 100 gp

Darkvision (Ex): A tiefling has darkvision to a 60-foot range.
Lesser Darkness (Sp): Once per day, the tiefling may use an effect similar to darkness (caster level equals tiefling's character level), except that the radius is 5 feet. This ability is the equivalent of a 1st-level spell.
Skill Bonuses: A tiefling has a +2 racial bonus on Bluff and Hide checks.
Resistances (Ex): A tiefling starts play with resistance 2 to cold, electricity, and fire.

Telling Blow (Ex): add sneak attack damage to critical hits. 

Sources: Complete Warrior: swashbuckler; PHBII: Telling Blow; Savage Progressions (Wizards site): lesser tiefling (i.e. LA +0 tiefling)
« Last Edit: July 04, 2010, 03:20:58 AM by ff »

Offline BigBuckBob

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2010, 02:03:41 PM »
Geradine- If you haven't already started your rogue/ranger, you might want to reconsider. I just need to work on my background.
http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=221058
« Last Edit: July 04, 2010, 02:44:00 PM by BigBuckBob »

Offline ff

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2010, 02:59:31 PM »
Nice sheet Bob. I think that our rogues will actually complement each other extremely well - your guy is the athletic, charismatic, and woodsy sort (gather info, handle animal, ride, swim, survival, etc.) and mine is the more indoorsy or urban sort (locks, traps, stealth, etc.). In battle we can try to help each other flank for the mutual attack bonuses and sneak attack damage.

Offline ulthakptah

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #45 on: July 04, 2010, 03:04:39 PM »
Bade Cabot Chaotic Neutral
Shifter
Ranger/Barbarian 2
Hp 25/25 AC 16 Touch 12 Flatfooted 14

STR 17 +3
DEX 15 +2
CON 17 +3
INT 13 +1
WIS 14 +2
CHA 11 +0

Base +2 Fort +3 Ref +3 Will +0

Skills:
Climb 5
Handle Animal 5
Hide 5
Intimidate 5
Knowledge (nature) 5
Move Silently 5
Survival 5

Language:
Common
Sylvan

Racial Traits:
Low-Light Vision
+2 Balance, Climb, & Jump
Shifting: 2/2 day, 6+con rnds
Beasthide: while shifting Natural Armor +4
Wildhunt: while shifting scent and +2 con

Flaws:
Shaky, –2 on ranged attack
Unreactive, –6 initiative

Class Features:
Fast Movement (Ex): +10ft
Rage (Ex): 1/1 day, +4 bonus to Str&Con, +2 morale bonus on Will saves –2 penalty to Armor Class.
Uncanny Dodge (Ex):
Favored Enemy (Ex): Magical beast +2
Wild Empathy (Ex)
Combat Style (Ex): two-weapon combat

Feats:
Track
Beasthide Elite
Shifter Ferocity
Extra Shifter Trait (Wildhunt)

Weapons:
Scimitar 1d6 18–20/×2 — 4 lb. Slashing
Kukri    1d4 18–20/×2 — 2 lb. Slashing

Worn:
Chain shirt +4ac +4dex Max –2check 25 lb.
Explorer’s outfit

Items:
Backpack
Bedroll
Blanket, winter
Canvas (sq. yd.)x3
Chalk x2
Flask x2
Flint and steel
Mirror, small steel
Rope, silk (50 ft.)X2
Tent
Waterskin
Whetstone

GP:722

Description:
Male 6'2" 193 lbs. long black hair, and hazel eyes.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e220/besrikarie/dnd/shifterbybeanclam.jpg

Bio:
Bade grew up in a small tribe of shifters away from most civilization. In his tribe there weren't many shifters in his age group so he spent most of his time hunting. Bade wasn't very handy with a bow so he had to chase down the animals and hunt them with his blade. Soon the Moonspeakers of his tribe decided that a shifter of his strength should become a ragewild shifter, a powerful warrior that protects all shifter tribes, and in order to do so he would have to leave the safety of the tribe, and start his new life as an adventurer. Before leaving, the elders bestowed Bade with a morphic tattoo that was the mark of his tribe but changes to an incomplete ragewild shifter tattoo when he shifts. Symbolizing his journey to become a ragewild shifter.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2010, 03:13:57 PM by ulthakptah »

Offline grovercjuk

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #46 on: July 04, 2010, 03:15:35 PM »
Forgotten realms seems fine and to that end.
Greenwards where the adventure starts is a small village in Deepingdale. To the North is the Gleamril river, to the east is Dun Hills, to the south east is the Glaun Bog and to the south west and west is the Archwood. 

Offline Tackyhillbilly

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #47 on: July 04, 2010, 03:16:23 PM »
My character can help with that to some degree. Dragonfire Inspiration makes it so my Inspire Courage adds damage instead of attack rolls. Everybody in the party gets +1d6 Cold Damage from it, which is nice.

Sources:
Tome of Battle
Dragon Magic

Offline Latooni SubotaTopic starter

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #48 on: July 06, 2010, 02:37:46 AM »
Tremendously busy month it seems, forr me. Being that I'm going to be out of town and possibly without internet for the entire duration, I don't suppose we can delay this till the last week of July, can we? :3

Offline ff

Re: Monster Hunter, DnD 3.5 Style? (DM + Players Needed)
« Reply #49 on: July 06, 2010, 02:40:09 AM »
Whenever you are ready! Take your time.