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    Default Anyone seen an epic goblin?

    Any picture what it would be like? Giant goblin trying to hide behind a hill and rolls a natural 20, what would be the ruling? I'd say he's pratically invisible ESPECIALLY to the ranger with maxed out spot and favored enemy goblinoid.
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    Default Re: Anyone seen an epic goblin?

    There are no natural 20s on skill checks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsw View Post
    There are no natural 20s on skill checks.
    Well... they don't auto-succeed, that is.

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    Default Re: Anyone seen an epic goblin?

    Natural 20's and 1's do not affect skill checks.

    Is the DM using variant rules?

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    Default Re: Anyone seen an epic goblin?

    And why would they be giant? They progress by character class, not by racial HD.
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    Default Re: Anyone seen an epic goblin?

    What about a Goblin Fighter level 20 with the Paragon template? That's fairly epic. I imagine he would look like a normal goblin, but his markings will have dulled with age and years of combat, while his eyes have deepened with wisdom.

    Also he would be decked out in magic items.
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    Default Re: Anyone seen an epic goblin?

    Lvl 20 fighter is as epic as a lvl 20 commoner...
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    Default Re: Anyone seen an epic goblin?

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    Lvl 20 fighter is as epic as a lvl 20 commoner...
    Yeah, 'cause neither is epic. Remember, a character isn't epic until lvl. 21.
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    you're playing a game where the elven princess Starsinger* is throwing rainbows of doom at the poop-covered tentacle monster while riding a unicorn is a very possible scenario. wondering why the rogue can only throw a flurry of daggers once per day is a minor thing IMO.
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    I think I've seen an epic goblin. He's missing an eye right now, and he's lived way past his natural life expectancy, and he's missing his main holy symbol, but he's still pretty powerful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mando Knight View Post
    I think I've seen an epic goblin. He's missing an eye right now, and he's lived way past his natural life expectancy, and he's missing his main holy symbol, but he's still pretty powerful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mando Knight View Post
    I think I've seen an epic goblin. He's missing an eye right now, and he's lived way past his natural life expectancy, and he's missing his main holy symbol, but he's still pretty powerful.
    RC isn't epic.
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    Default Re: Anyone seen an epic goblin?

    Well there was a pretty badass goblin in the last session called Snig the Axe. He wielded a demon in axe form, and he was in a nightmare world created by a demon in sword form.

    Good times.

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    I made one. Stealth character, had a +60 or so to hide. Noone saw him.

    Noone was particularly sure about what he looked like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobVosh View Post
    I made one. Stealth character, had a +60 or so to hide. Noone saw him.

    Noone was particularly sure about what he looked like.
    Sounds like my Whisper Gnome Factotum build ... but he hates goblins.
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    The only one I can think of is Maglubiyet. But he's a god, so meh.

    We'll have to wait and see if Tarol's Goblins get to epic levels. Though, in terms of raw, undiluted awesomeness, THAC0 is already at that level.

    Though, IMHO, I really want Big Ears to reach epic. If only to prove that goblin Paladins can kick ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.G. Oskar View Post
    The only one I can think of is Maglubiyet. But he's a god, so meh.

    We'll have to wait and see if Tarol's Goblins get to epic levels. Though, in terms of raw, undiluted awesomeness, THAC0 is already at that level.

    Though, IMHO, I really want Big Ears to reach epic. If only to prove that goblin Paladins can kick ass.

    Yeah, Big Ears is definitely badass. And here he was only 2nd level...
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    Default Re: Anyone seen an epic goblin?

    It was mere speculation... I was wondering if there was someone who had seen a HDadvanced goblin rather than class lvled
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobVosh View Post
    I made one. Stealth character, had a +60 or so to hide. Noone saw him.

    Noone was particularly sure about what he looked like.
    I think this is the thing. There are no epic goblins because nobody will ever see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvl 1 sharnian View Post
    It was mere speculation... I was wondering if there was someone who had seen a HDadvanced goblin rather than class lvled
    I don't think it's possible. Unless you homebrew it.
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    Default Re: Anyone seen an epic goblin?

    It doesn't need homebrew, just houserule. Many creatures already advance by HD, allowing something that doesn't isn't a far enough stretch for creating something completely new.

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    Just gotta look at some other vaguely humanoid creatures which advance by HD and extrapolate from there the size increases.

    Or possibly just look at small and medium creatures and what HD ranges they hulk up at.
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    Default Re: Anyone seen an epic goblin?

    Very few classes (mainly NPCs) are worse than monstrous humanoid HD.

    If you just want because you can then go for it (if you are a dm.) If you are a pc you might as well go monk. Or CW samarai, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coidzor View Post
    Just gotta look at some other vaguely humanoid creatures which advance by HD and extrapolate from there the size increases.
    It seems a bit jarring to me to take a humanoid and advance it by hit die until it's larger. I mean, don't we already have a type to represent these "giant" humanoids?

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