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    I'm playing a Level 5 Half Orc Ranger in an upcoming game, and my backstory's a mix of Flogging Molly songs and general Pirate themed goodness.

    What I've noticed is that this leads to a pretty untypical Ranger. The Nature themed element kinda wanes off if I spend all my time on ships and bounty hunting in port cities.

    So, I've come up with some ideas for different names for my current powers. For instance, Nimble Strike becomes Scurvy Shot. And Split the Tree turns to Split the Mast.

    Problem with this is that I've run outta ideas, so I wanted to put this idea online to see if anyone had any neat ideas, or even if you've done something like this in the past, I'd love to hear about what you've come up with.

    The powers I have are:

    Nimble Strike (Scurvy Shot)
    Twin Strike
    Two Fanged Strike
    Split the Tree (Split the Mast)
    Yield Ground
    Thundertusk Boar Strike
    Spitting Cobra Stance

    The last two deal with animals. Briggs doesn't do animals, hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonBaneDM View Post
    The last two deal with animals. Briggs doesn't do animals, hahaha.
    I don't know a lick of 4e, so I don't know how well it really fits, but I think a spitting cobra might be comparable to an ink-squirting squid.

    Perhaps consider using the word "broadside" in one of your thingies. I'm also expecting someone to suggest something Kraken. Oh, and before anyone else has a chance to say it, "Cutlass Fury," "Rain of Swords," and "Pirate's Wrath."

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    Oh geez... I'm terrible at this, I always ignore names when I'm using maneuvers and powers.

    Twin Strike -
    Two Fanged Strike
    Split the Tree (Split the Mast)
    Yield Ground - Belay the Close
    Thundertusk Boar Strike - Love Tap ('nudging' them to their death)
    Spitting Cobra Stance - Walk the Plank (where you are the deadly sea and the path towards you is the plank.)

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    Twin Strike - Crustacious Pincer
    Two-Fang Strike - Jaws of the Deep
    Yield Ground - Full-Sail Feint
    Thundertusk Boar Strike - Ramming Speed Strike
    Spitting Cobra Stance - Boarder's Lament

    That's all my ideas so far, I'm not happy with the first one, but the rest might just work.
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    I read the title as "Pirate themed Power Rangers". Such a group woulld make a cool quirky miniboss squad in a naval campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxhero View Post
    I read the title as "Pirate themed Power Rangers". Such a group woulld make a cool quirky miniboss squad in a naval campaign.
    this is why I originally clicked the thread.

    Yar! After fifty-score-hunnerd years, I be free! Time to plunder the seven seas!

    Arr! It be morphin' time, mateys!
    TYRANNOSARRRRRUS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow_Elf View Post
    Twin Strike - Crustacious Pincer
    Two-Fang Strike - Jaws of the Deep
    Yield Ground - Full-Sail Feint
    Thundertusk Boar Strike - Ramming Speed Strike
    Spitting Cobra Stance - Boarder's Lament

    That's all my ideas so far, I'm not happy with the first one, but the rest might just work.
    I LOVE THESE!!! Thanks man! And yeah, Twin Strike is tough. I was thinking Rapid Volley, but that's already a power in MP...

    Quote Originally Posted by deuxhero View Post
    I read the title as "Pirate themed Power Rangers". Such a group woulld make a cool quirky miniboss squad in a naval campaign.
    Make my Kraken grow!!!
    Last edited by DragonBaneDM; 2009-07-27 at 10:48 PM.

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    Default Re: [4E] Pirate Themed Ranger Powers

    Oh, and I use mostly guns. Not so much cutlasses, though I do have them. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonBaneDM View Post
    Oh, and I use mostly guns. Not so much cutlasses, though I do have them. :D
    In that case, "Gunslinger."

    Yeah, that's it. Something tells me Aura of Denial and The Claudia aren't really applicable to this scenario. Um... Cannonball, Buckshot, and Red-Hot Razors?

    Quote Originally Posted by deuxhero View Post
    I read the title as "Pirate themed Power Rangers". Such a group woulld make a cool quirky miniboss squad in a naval campaign.
    Miniboss? That's going straight to final boss material here! The second form practically writes itself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstralFire View Post
    this is why I originally clicked the thread.

    Yar! After fifty-score-hunnerd years, I be free! Time to plunder the seven seas!

    Arr! It be morphin' time, mateys!
    TYRANNOSARRRRRUS!
    Same...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OracleofWuffing View Post
    In that case, "Gunslinger."
    Yeah, but overall, the Two Blade Style has the better bonus. I can grab Defensive Mobility whenever I want. And Scurvy Shot kinda makes it pointless.

    Hahaha, and there darn well should be a Pirate-themed season of Power Rangers.

    They've done NINJAS twice now!!!! And it's obvious where I stand on that argument.
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    Ninjas are better. I like Pirates, but mostly to laugh at them.

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    Eh, at the risk of falling off topic, I'll resist the urge to flame. Hahaha. I have more control than that.

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    C'mon.

    We're on a D&D board discussing the merits of pirates and ninjas in Power Rangers as it relates to a nautical D&D campaign.

    I hope to god there's nothing that can be flamed here.

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    Hahaha. Good one Astral.

    But I thought Ninjas were supposed to be silent and hidden???

    So shut up and go disappear!!!

    Joking, joking. Thanks for the help on this thread, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonBaneDM View Post
    Yeah, but overall, the Two Blade Style has the better bonus. I can grab Defensive Mobility whenever I want. And Scurvy Shot kinda makes it pointless.

    Hahaha, and there darn well should be a Pirate-themed season of Power Rangers.

    They've done NINJAS twice now!!!! And it's obvious where I stand on that argument.
    Pirate-themed Power Rangers won't come until they produce a Pirate-themed Super Sentai... which is made in Japan. Where Ninjas get a 3000% home field advantage bonus over Pirates.

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    I thought they were making Power Rangers from original filming content these days?

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    Heh, yeah, I know it's a lost cause.

    I might as well hope for YuGiOh to use the main cast again...

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    I deem this sig-worthy!

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    I am honored. -bows-

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstralFire View Post
    I thought they were making Power Rangers from original filming content these days?
    Nope. They're still using designs from the previous year's super sentai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstralFire View Post
    I am honored. -bows-
    Enjoy your moment of splendor, ninjar, for tomorrow I'll be putting a bullet in between yer teeth and yer skull...


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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonBaneDM View Post
    Yeah, but overall, the Two Blade Style has the better bonus.
    Uh... I'm guessing from this that there is a "power" in 4e called gunslinger. If that's the case, I wasn't suggesting that you take it, I was just referencing Skies of Arcadia's Gilder's first Special Attack. And if you don't know of Gilder, well, he's essentially the moxiousest pirate this side of the Seven Seas of piratepunk. He should be required reading for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OracleofWuffing View Post
    Uh... I'm guessing from this that there is a "power" in 4e called gunslinger. If that's the case, I wasn't suggesting that you take it, I was just referencing Skies of Arcadia's Gilder's first Special Attack. And if you don't know of Gilder, well, he's essentially the moxiousest pirate this side of the Seven Seas of piratepunk. He should be required reading for everyone.
    Thanks, I'll have to take a look at it.

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    For Twin Strike: Dirksman's Chaser. Or for a primarily gun-themed pirate, Musket's Mate.

    For Two-Fanged Strike: Port and Starboard.
    Last edited by Jack_Banzai; 2009-07-28 at 02:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstralFire View Post
    Yar! After fifty-score-hunnerd years, I be free! Time to plunder the seven seas!

    Arr! It be morphin' time, mateys!
    TYRANNOSARRRRRUS!
    That was hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonBaneDM View Post
    Split the Tree (Split the Mast)
    I lol'd.

    Thundertusk Boar Strike
    Something about narwhals? They have tusks, though they don't really use them for fighting ._.
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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.
    *Originally Starshimmer, but changed for the purposes of entertainment.

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    Try walruses.
    "Frosttusk Walrus Strike." Bonus points if you make a huge horrffing, blorting, snorty walrus-roar when you use it.

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    Hahaha! Like I said, I'm not the "Nature-y" Ranger. I like the nautical themes, but I wanna steer clear of anything with an animal reference.

    The only one I really liked was Jaws of the Deep. But Port and Starboard might just edge it out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonBaneDM View Post
    Hahaha! Like I said, I'm not the "Nature-y" Ranger. I like the nautical themes, but I wanna steer clear of anything with an animal reference.

    The only one I really liked was Jaws of the Deep. But Port and Starboard might just edge it out....
    May I suggest Jaws of the Deep for Two-Fanged Strike, and Port and Starboard for Twin Strike?

    I also liked Jaws of the Deep, you see. :D

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