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Popertop
2011-02-06, 08:51 PM
One idea I had for a "Death" type character was going disciple of dispater, somehow getting 6th level spells and hitting epic for Permanent Emanation: Anti-Magic Field. He would obviously use a scythe and wear a badass cloak type thing. Permanent AMF is pretty much the scariest thing I could think of to give Death that horrifying feel. The only problem is getting both 6th level spells and the 8th level disciple ability. I would go 12 levels sorcerer (I like sorcerers better than wizards) that gets you 6 bab, and 6th level spells. The problem is picking feats and spells to flesh this out. Probably focusing on no save debuffs in the same vein of AMF.

As well as getting advice for this, what is your take on Death?
How would you personify Death in your games, both in style and substance?

Lateral
2011-02-06, 09:24 PM
Give him a rat familiar and a horse named Binky. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_(Discworld)) :smalltongue:

KillianHawkeye
2011-02-06, 10:35 PM
Considering that you'll be in the center of a permanent antimagic field, I don't think it matters how many spells you get. Probably better to go with somebody who can actually fight.



As for how I usually portray Death (as an NPC) in my games, I usually go with this
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dd_gallery/dd1/Nerull_p86.jpg
Nerull

Or this if I'm feeling nice about it
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/libris_gallery/84751.jpg
Entropic Reaper

Popertop
2011-02-06, 11:43 PM
Considering that you'll be in the center of a permanent antimagic field, I don't think it matters how many spells you get. Probably better to go with somebody who can actually fight.

For Permanent Emanation:


Permanent Emanation [Epic]
Prerequisites

Spellcraft 25 ranks, ability to cast the spell to be made permanent.
Benefit

Designate any one of your spells whose area is an emanation centered on you. This spellís effect is permanent (though you can dismiss or restart it as a free action). Effects that would normally dispel this spell instead suppress it for 2d4 rounds.
Special

You can gain this feat multiple times. Each time, select a different spell to become permanent.

Since you can dismiss it as a free action, I'd say working on some spells for additional shenanigans would be reasonable.

Also, I've never built a "gish" type before. I don't know all the tricks and prestige classes to get bab and spells and all that stuff.
I thought this was a neat take on Death, and a cool general idea.
I would like to work on it more just for those reasons. Stuff that fits a Death theme would be even better.

As far as a "fighting character with a permanent AMF", my gut instinct says Barbarian, but really any Extraordinary abilities would be awesome. Plus, a sorcerer barbarian would be HILARIOUS.

Ravens_cry
2011-02-06, 11:47 PM
SNIP
ROTTEN POSERS THE LOT OF THEM.

Saint GoH
2011-02-07, 12:06 AM
ROTTEN POSERS THE LOT OF THEM.

You make me happy.

However, I feel it necessary to offer the obligatory Abjurant Champion. Full BAB and a d10 HD will help your gish-ness, as well as advance casting all the way. Plus its my new favorite PrC.

TroubleBrewing
2011-02-07, 12:19 AM
^ Cannot love that enough. Seriously. Use Terry Pratchett's concept for Death; people with terminal illnesses have written him letters saying that they hope he's right about Death. In his words, "I tend to stare at the wall for a long time when I get those."

2xMachina
2011-02-07, 02:32 AM
How about packing him Cheater of Mystra? AMF? No problem.

Popertop
2011-02-07, 03:57 AM
You make me happy.

However, I feel it necessary to offer the obligatory Abjurant Champion. Full BAB and a d10 HD will help your gish-ness, as well as advance casting all the way. Plus its my new favorite PrC.

How would you fit both Abjurant Champion and 8 levels of Disciple of Dispater in this build?

What other gish classes would be good for this?


How about packing him Cheater of Mystra? AMF? No problem.

Yeah, I don't really like cheater of mystra. If I wanted to do that, I would just blatantly break the rules and not bother with having a class feature do it for me (rule 0). I would much rather find an inventive way that is rules-sound.
Permanent Emanation is a lot easier to pass off anyways, and is specifically what I wanted to work with in this concept.

Alleran
2011-02-07, 05:13 AM
ROTTEN POSERS THE LOT OF THEM.
I always preferred this one:


http://i41.tinypic.com/152yr08.jpg

Easily my favourite ever incarnation of Death.

Ravens_cry
2011-02-07, 06:02 AM
I always preferred this one:


http://i41.tinypic.com/152yr08.jpg

Easily my favourite ever incarnation of Death.
I BELIEVE THEY HAVE MET, OR THEY SHOULD. THEY BOTH HAVE SIMILAR ATTITUDES FROM WHAT I KNOW OF HER.

Yora
2011-02-07, 06:15 AM
What about this?
http://www.freewebs.com/peachy10/photos/soul-eater/%255Blarge%255D%255BAnimePaper%255Dwallpapers_Soul-Eater_NosVII%281_6%29__THISRES__76489.jpg

2xMachina
2011-02-07, 08:28 AM
I always preferred this one:


http://i41.tinypic.com/152yr08.jpg

Easily my favourite ever incarnation of Death.

Didn't get that one.

KillianHawkeye
2011-02-07, 08:36 AM
Then again, there's always this guy
http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTY5NDk2NzQxMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMjQ4MDE3._V1._ SX485_SY273_.jpg
Morty

Eldan
2011-02-07, 08:48 AM
Didn't get that one.

Shame on you. Go read The Sandman. Now.

Amnestic
2011-02-07, 08:58 AM
Could always use Castlevania's Death. This has the bonus of A) Have him not being the Biggest Bad. He's serving Dracula. B) He can FUUUSSIIOOOON with Dracula to make Draculeath, who's a real nasty to fight.

Just don't use the one from the most recent 'Castlevania' (and yes, those are airquotes to denote I don't accept it as part of the actual Castlevania series) game. He looked dumb.