Support the GITP forums on Patreon
Help support GITP's forums (and ongoing server maintenance) via Patreon
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: What a weirdo

  1. - Top - End - #1
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    Imp

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    The hills of Carolina
    Gender
    Male

    Default What a weirdo

    My friend is beginning a play by post campaign for myself and a few of our friends and I am having the most severe case of writers block during my character creation that I have ever had. It is going to be a level 4 campaign RP heavy. All WotC material is acceptable and he is also allowing us to have a +1 la race/template for free in our builds. So ECL 5 basically. I know for a fact that I want to do a "Dark" Whisper Gnome for my race/template. But I don't really want to do the standard rogue, beguiler, swordsage that everyone raves so much about with it. I want it to be a very...strange character. Sorta pops in and out of shadows and leaves people standing around thinking WTF. I don't care about damage or anything like that. I just want to be able to put together a really cool almost vexing character. Who is a mystery to PC and NpC alike in the campaign. Does anyone have two cents they would like to throw in as a good 4 level build to accomplish this stealthy weirdo? I am open to a mass of suggestions of any sort.
    Last edited by G3N3R3L GHOST; 2011-01-02 at 12:50 AM.
    Spoiler
    Show
    You know what you get for being a hero? Nothing. You get shot at. A little pat on the back, blah blah blah, attaboy. You get divorced. Your wife can't remember your last name. Kids don't wanna talk to you. Get to eat a lot of meals by yourself. Trust me kid, nobody wants to be that guy.

  2. - Top - End - #2
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    RangerGuy

    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    Default Re: What a weirdo

    you could make him really eclectic.
    take a level in four different classes.

  3. - Top - End - #3
    Titan in the Playground
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Kitchener/Waterloo
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What a weirdo

    If you want to teleport around at that level, the best way is probably Totemist. Don't grab Girallon Arms and nobody will have any clue what your class is.
    Lord Raziere herd I like Blasphemy, so Urpriest Exalted as a Malefactor

    Meet My Monstrous Guide to Monsters. Everything you absolutely need to know about Monsters and never thought you needed to ask.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mithril Leaf View Post
    One of the unwritten rules of Giantitp is that Urpriest is always right.
    Trophy!
    Spoiler
    Show


    original Urpriest (by Andraste)

  4. - Top - End - #4
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    BardGuy

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Minot, ND
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What a weirdo

    Factotum might be an option. By 5th level you can sneak attack (cunning strike), cast arcane spells (arcane dilettante), heal (opportunistic piety), and turn undead (also opportunistic piety). All this combined with your massive amount of skill points (with maxed out bluff) will leave some wondering what you are until you tell them or they see your character sheet. Throw in the feat Wild Cohort to give you an animal companion to really make your group thinks that you took one level in a few classes.

    Binder might also give you some options.

    Shadow Walker (gives you Dim Door) Whisper Gnome Rogue 1/ Shadowcaster 3 with the feats Magic in the Blood, Silencing Strike, Craven, (2 flaws), Still Mystery or a Metashadow feat (Shadowcaster bonus), and Weapon Finesse (or something else at 3rd level) would give you some interesting options. Throw on the Unseelie Fey template for even more options including the creepy feeling (Winter Chill, Bat-like wings, no eyes but has Blindsight 30ft).

  5. - Top - End - #5
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    HeadlessMermaid's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    This vicious cabaret
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: What a weirdo

    If you want to confuse the PCs, then honestly, I believe your build has nothing to do with it. It's a matter of personality, obscuring your motives/beliefs/etc, speaking in riddles or even choosing odd clothes to wear. You can do that with any race/class combo under the sun.

    Now, if you want to confuse the players, it's another matter. You can play a gish, as others have stated, like a Factotum or Duskblade, and react differently to each situation. Or maybe you want to be silly about it: You can play a druid with a hawk animal companion and act like/pretend you are a sorcerer with a hawk familiar. Then you hit level 5 and suddenly, you wildshape!

    But seriously, since it's RP heavy, I suggest you go for the first option. :)
    "We need the excuse of fiction to stage what we truly are." ~ Slavoj Žižek, The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema
    "El bien más preciado es la libertad" ~ Valeriano Orobón Fernández, A las barricadas
    "If civilization has an opposite, it is war." ~ Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

    Roguish | We Were Rogue | [3.5] Greek Mythology Variant | [3.5] The Fey Compendium

    Avatar by Michael Dialynas

  6. - Top - End - #6
    Colossus in the Playground
     
    hamishspence's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Default Re: What a weirdo

    Quote Originally Posted by G3N3R3L GHOST View Post
    But I don't really want to do the standard rogue, beguiler, swordsage that everyone raves so much about with it. I want it to be a very...strange character. Sorta pops in and out of shadows and leaves people standing around thinking WTF.
    Swordsage is still one of the best ways to "pop in and out of shadows"- with Shadow Jaunt at 3rd level.

    Warlock with Flee the Scene can Dimension Door (short distances) at will, at 6th level, if they take Flee the Scene as their first lesser invocation.

    If you're allowed to import Realms-specific material into other settings, the Shadow Walker template from Unapproachable East is pretty good- LA +1: gets various abilities with increasing Hit Dice- including Dimension Door 1/day at level 3, more at higher levels.
    Marut-2 Avatar by Serpentine
    New Marut Avatar by Linkele

  7. - Top - End - #7
    Bugbear in the Playground
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What a weirdo

    Uh, dont use combat or powers as a basis to your thought. Use mundane.

    Character depth is more about how the character gained his skills as a unique and off-tilt background-- like "my mentor was a martial arts master, but he was mentoring me in medicine", ect.

    Don't be direct, don't be generic, be realistic.

  8. - Top - End - #8
    Colossus in the Playground
     
    hamishspence's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Default Re: What a weirdo

    True- but the "pops in and out of shadows" was a bit of an attention-grabber.

    "weird personality" is one way of capturing the offbeat nature of the character.
    "weird powers" is another.

    Binders, like shadowcasters, are another class a little on the "weird side".
    Marut-2 Avatar by Serpentine
    New Marut Avatar by Linkele

  9. - Top - End - #9
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Heliomance's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: What a weirdo

    Easiest way is in fact Swordsage with a heavy focus on Shadow Hand. Once you get higher level, you'll want to go into Teflammer Shadowlord, but that's a fair way off yet.
    Quotebox
    Spoiler
    Show
    Quote Originally Posted by Kalirren View Post
    The only person in the past two pages who has known what (s)he has been talking about is Heliomance.
    Quote Originally Posted by golentan View Post
    I just don't want to have long romantic conversations or any sort of drama with my computer, okay? It knows what kind of porn I watch. I don't want to mess that up by allowing it to judge any of my choices in romance.

    Avatar by Rain Dragon

    Wish building characters for D&D 3.5 was simpler? Try HeroForge Anew! An Excel-based, highly automated character builder. v7.4 now out!

  10. - Top - End - #10
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    Imp

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    The hills of Carolina
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What a weirdo

    So far I am leaning towards either the totemist route or the factotum route. Swordsage is definitely great for the build. Don't get me wrong there. It has just been done SO many times. I have though about maybe doing 1 swordsage/2 Totemist/ 1 swordsage for the build to grab a couple of maneuvers/stances as well as a few soulmelds to boot. Perhaps doing it half and half will give me the versatility to actually be somewhat effective in game and then the "weird" factor of growing displacer beast tentacles out of my butt.
    Spoiler
    Show
    You know what you get for being a hero? Nothing. You get shot at. A little pat on the back, blah blah blah, attaboy. You get divorced. Your wife can't remember your last name. Kids don't wanna talk to you. Get to eat a lot of meals by yourself. Trust me kid, nobody wants to be that guy.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •