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    Wellcome you all again!

    after "aaaaaahhhh!!! zombies!!!!!" and while we play "aaaaahhh!!! this is madness!!!" I'm proud to invite you to join "aaaaahhh!!! the slaves got magic!!!"

    player selection is extrictly handpicked. I have great expectations - tatical, roleplayish-wise, wit, and your good manners.


    anyway, this game has a very special setting


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    The adventure happens on a very poor and broken country, ruled by terrible tyrants. opression is so severe the rules enslave their own subjects seeking only personal gain, all past rebellions were utterly crushed, the population is sick, hungry, poor and absolutely hopeless. The country is razed and walks the path of doom with a bloodied sword on it's neck.

    all this poverty means that materials such as avarege armor, a good wepon, or even decent construction material is hard to come by. housings, carts, ships, tools, roads, temples, food - all things are poorly made with cheap materials.

    admist such poverty, knowledge is underdeveloped. farming, smithing, building... all poor, all messed up. specialists are hard to come by, and mostly all population have no idea on how the world works. Accurate knowledge of magic and sobrenatural are almost inexistent, while wild stories and superstition are very common.

    magic is extremely rare. there are very few casters arround, and usually they end up with great power over the others. The population greatly fears magic and casters, as they are unaware of its actual limits. very few individuals in the country actually understand magic.


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    low magic. there are no magic itens for sale. you may still be full casters and take crafting feats that work as normal. you may have time to craft, but it won't be infinite. you may need some kind of 500-gp-worth workshop to craft itens, but we will work that out.

    low wealth. you start with no initial terasure. overall treasure will be greatly reduced (since you won't find magic itens all arround).

    alternative rules that reduce the need for magic and armor, and a few more spice.
    armor, defense bonus, reserve points, massive damage (HD-based), action points

    this will allow you to actually dispense armor, but still benefit form it in case you have one (bonuses dosen't stack), endure longer without need for magical healing and pull a stunt when you really need it



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    base background: you lived a simple life and was taken slave when very young. since then you worked on a quarry in constant misery and pain. One day, MAGIC infuses into you, chaging your life forever. PC features are instantly learned, and you are able to do MAGIC (arcane, divine, psionic, manuevers, truename, supernatural... all end up being seen only as "magic")

    level 6 gestalt PCs. no initial wealth. I would better see you all as humans, the dominant/only race arround. 40 point buy, max hp/level. casting classes are not compulsory, but hey, the point is that the PCs have magic while most of the world does not.

    no full control of knowledge skills. You learned to do magic all in a sudden, but how and why are beyound you. the infused magic allows you to take a good intuition on stuff (identify a school of magic, recognize the difference between a elemental and a demon, find your way north) but it's not like you can sit down and write all you know to make the first library on the contry.

    you will have some time to craft stuff. if you don't take the craft magic intens feat, consider at elast the craft skill. few will be able to forge adamantine for you.


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    iniatiatives.

    Uidon: [roll]1d20+1[/roll]
    Korin: [roll]1d20+1[/roll]
    Xilef: [roll]1d20+5[/roll]
    Seanon: [roll]1d20+7[/roll]
    Kanros: [roll]1d20+3[/roll]

    Slaves (consider avarege): [roll]1d20+1[/roll], [roll]1d20+1[/roll], [roll]1d20+1[/roll], [roll]1d20+1[/roll]
    Slavers (consider avarege): [roll]1d20+1[/roll],[roll]1d20+1[/roll], [roll]1d20+1[/roll], [roll]1d20+1[/roll]


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    Also, since Youre low on magical itnes, that wurmskin has to have some special propriety to be different from a usual leather armor. Here's my suggestions:

    1 - all armor is masterwork
    2 - instead of producing 2 light armors, you could chose to produce 1 banded mail (all to medium-sized creatures)

    and

    +5 bonus on escape artist checks
    or +5 bonus on hide checks in woods or areas with undergrowth
    or +5 bonus on grapple checks (only to innitiate a grapple or damage/hold/pin your foe, not to prevent it grapples or avoid damage)
    or heavy armor is considered as medium armor


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    For future reference, here's a little look at what working this skin actually takes (by RaW):

    Light Armor (I'm assuming Leather in function):
    Make one Craft (Armorsmithing) check per week or per day
    Multiply result by 12
    If result equals 100 (or 1,000, if per day), the armor is completed
    If result equals more than 100 (or 1,000 if per day), the armor is completed in less than a week
    If result equals less than 100 (or 1,000 if per day), the armor is completed in more than a week, and require another check
    If the result ever equals 8-11, you make no progress and do not multiply the roll
    If the result ever equals less than 9, you ruin half of the materials used

    Heavy Armor (I'm assuming Banded Mail in function):
    Make one Craft (Armorsmithing) check per week or per day
    Multiply result by 16
    If result equals 2,500 (or 25,000, if per day), the armor is successfully completed
    If result equals more than 2,500 (or 25,000 if per day), the armor is completed in less than a week
    If result equals less than 2,500 (or 25,000 if per day), the armor is completed in more than a week, and require another check
    If the result ever equals 12-15, you make no progress and do not multiply the roll
    If the result ever equals less than 12, you ruin half of the materials used

    This is assuming that they're not masterwork, of course, which requires similar checks all on its own.[/QUOTE]



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    To turn his Communer level into a Warrior level, the Communer must train for 8 hours/day for 10 days, guided by a PC. At the end of this 10 day time (it might be interrupted) he must succed on a level check DC 15. If he fails, he does not change class. The training PC might grant several bonus on this check.

    By the end of this 10 day period, the PC might make a DC 10 level check. If he succeds on the check, he gives a +2 bonus to the Communer class-turn check. Each 5 points he exceeds the check, he gives another +2 bonus. This represents the PC's overall quality at traning others.

    By the end of this 10 day period, the PC might make a DC 10 charisma check. If he succeds on the check, he gives a +1 bonus to the Communer class-turn check. Each 5 points he exceeds the check, he gives another +1 bonus. This represents the PC's incentive and leadership at traning.

    By the end of this 10 day period, the PC might make a DC 10 wisdom check. If he succeds on the check, he gives a +1 bonus to the Communer class-turn check. Each 5 points he exceeds the check, he gives another +1 bonus. This represents the PC's awareness at sharpening up weak spots of the Communers at the traning.

    By the end of this 10 day period, the PC might make a DC 10 inteligence check. If he succeds on the check, he gives a +1 bonus to the Communer class-turn check. Each 5 points he exceeds the check, he gives another +1 bonus. This represents the PC's organization at giving a logical sequence to the training and a buildup of knowledge.

    Each PC may train up to 20 people per 10-day. several PCs might train the save group (bonus stacks). The PC might make all the bonus checks to enhance the COmmuner's training, not just one or two.
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    Exciting!

    My initial thought when you pitched the new game was Warblade // Factotum (going for low-ish magic, and Factotum I think fits well role-play-wise). Not so sure now. Think I'd still like to go Warblade, but perhaps with Psion, or even Duskblade again? Would I be able to channel spells and use a maneuver in the same attack?

    Perhaps straight Wizard... haven't ever actually played a Wizard.

    Any particular level of optimization we should aim for?

    edit: What do you think of meldshaper classes?
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    Hello Beschoren, Vollmond.

    Slavery is a thing of the past.

    I would love to play a
    Duskblade// Swordsage, Rogue or Spellthief. - Secret magic practicing urban slave
    Scout // Warlock - a woods slave nearly recently killed by possession
    Ranger // Ninja - Orpaned Bastard of a Noble Bastard, a pawn of a secret order
    Monk/ // Paladin - His God speaks of freedom and revolt
    Samurai // Truenamer - George of Accounting

    In that order. :)

    I have played with most of those varieties of rules. I also love some of the variant death rules, wound points... One of those.
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    I'd like to play a duskblade/binder combo. A vodoo knight type character.

    Love the title, by the way
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    I would better see you all as humans, the dominant/only race arround
    Can that part be negociate ?
    I was thinking shifter for my race for a druid/barbarian. (I would take the shifter druid sub level so no animal companion and no wild-shape)
    I'm willing my character to have a human appareance and the shifter power come at the same times as the magic knowledge.
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    Ok, after research, I'm locked down to either Warblade // (Incarnate or Totemist) or Warblade // Psion.

    Hi Duncfoo

    Beschoren: what sort of enemies should we plan for? Any particular set of monsters that are common?

    You say basic equipment is hard to come by - if we have some equipment, how badly will we stand out and draw attention to ourselves? (thinking of soulmelds that aren't easily hidden...)

    edit: and it wouldn't be a vollmond char creation thread without extensive editing-in of questions

    Is Azurin close enough to human? Born of 2 human parents, so I assume it works.

    Flaws/traits?

    Any preference on age or any other fluff? Should we already know each other, etc?

    edit2: See? told you.

    No initial treasure - do we have clothes, at least? Anything beyond that?

    I assume we're to be a largely Good party, yes? Or are we just going to beat up on the current rulers and take over? Incarnate crunch is alignment-based, so it matters.
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    I would be ok with largely good party. All of my ideas are for Good characters right now.

    I really want to play a Melee character, preferably a Duskblade. For all my games I've been in a support characters for the last 2 years and I'm tired of it. Seems most of use want to be Duskblades or Warblades though, except Zagan. Does anyone have other Gestalt characters they want to play?
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    Gestalt helps with that - easy enough to go melee // caster (though I skipped that option with Warblade//Incarnate...). Archivist would be a good match for Duskblade or Warblade.

    I've been looking forward to playing a Warblade, but I could possibly be convinced to switch to be more of a support/blaster. Sorcerer//Favored Soul or Wizard/Psion//Archivist, perhaps? Will take some time to start over, but doable. Other suggestions?
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    Actually, the more I think about it the more I'm interested in going with dual casting classes will go that way most likely.
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    Hmm... Is that in the Mini book? Probably one of the few things I haven't read well. I just wanted to press my preference as I normally roll over for group effectiveness pretty easily.

    I was thinking Duskblade // Rogue / Ranger for skill monkey needs
    Maybe; Duskblade // Wizard (Abjurer) or Archivist / Arbjurant Chamion

    Second option will stay the Scout // Warlock - At least it isn't pure support.

    Anyways, the Warblade // Incarnate will have a whole load of options depending on the melds you choose.

    This just in. Gestalt is fun. go go high power game. I have story ideas for the characters up the wazoo... I'm brainstorming right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncfoo View Post
    Hmm... Is that in the Mini book?
    Err, is what in the Mini book?

    Quote Originally Posted by Duncfoo View Post
    Anyways, the Warblade // Incarnate will have a whole load of options depending on the melds you choose.
    True, just not many of them are helpful in a support role
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    Sorry. Archivist. Which book is that in?
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    Oh! Heroes of Horror.

    edit: a series of further questions for the DM:

    given the poor/low-magic setting, will there be any opportunity for wizards/archivists to learn new spells other than the normal each-level way? This greatly limits Archivist, especially, since that limits him to cleric spells.

    cultural questions: how exactly does this society function? IE, is a large majority of the population under slavery, or is it some slaves and the rest just oppressed? if a large majority is enslaved, how do the rulers maintain control? (merely oppressed citizenry would presumably be easier to intimidate as their lives aren't quite as bad as outright slavery)

    for example, do we have a whip-carrying overseer for every normal citizen, ordering them to work in the mills or at the fields any given day, or do we have a "judge, jury, and executioner"-style set of police for each village, keeping the people subservient and downtrodden, but mostly allowing them to go about their lives unmolested (IE, marrying, choosing whether to farm or weave or whatever)?

    what goals do the rulers have, in either case? just staying in power? staying in power and living rich? something else?

    are the rulers made up mostly of the few spellcasters that this setting has? are there any rulers without supernatural power - if so, how did they get into positions of power over others? are there any non-evil spellcasters around?

    what languages are common? is there any influx from foreign lands (with attendant languages) or is it just everyone speaking common?
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    Anyone know where I can find a list of classes ordered by key ability? IE, Sorcerer in CHA, Wizard in INT, etc?

    edit: Beschoren, are you allowing dual-advancement PrCs (Mystic Theurge, etc)?

    I'll try to make this my last question...
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    Early warning: I will be at the beach Wednesday through Saturday next week - unlikely that I'll be posting.
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    Sorry it's taken me so long to post here. I forgot to subscribe and then forgot to come back and post interest.

    Also, hi, Duncfoo! I look forward to playing with you.

    I'm thinking either Bard//Cloistered Cleric - Main focus will be to buff and heal with some versatility or Bard//Warlock - Main focus will be to buff and debuff with some blasting. I could also do something melee, like a Barbarian/Bear Warrior//Paladin of Freedom or something ranged like a Rogue//Hit-and-Run Fighter, but I don't mind a support role. Whatever helps the party.
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    I have a Sorcerer//Favored Soul in the works right now, for utility/control/healing. If that's too much overlap with your concept, I can return to my original plan of Warblade // Incarnate. If not, I'll keep working on this. Not very good at judging what this party needs, given the options
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    Nah, go ahead and run with it. You called dibs.
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    I'd still be in favor of having a bard in the party even with my S//FS - a good bard player makes for great reading that and my optimization-fu is quite unimpressive. I'm probably going to end up with someone who can only spam CLW and Summon Swarm
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    My Duskblade/Binder combo is coming together nicely.

    Backstory-wise, I'm thinking of him as the descendant of a group of nomads who were enslaved in ancient times. He's lived his whole life in slavery, finding peace and solstice in the beliefs of his people that have been passed down in secret for centuries.

    When he recieved his power however, he came to a realization that the spirits revered by his people had been twisted with anger over the injustices committed against their faithful. He believes his power to be granted by these spirits in the name of freeing his people, and will fight against oppression with religious zeal.
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    Still waiting on the okay for a shifter.
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    I am finally settling ideas around a (drum roll)

    Warblade // Artificer (I'm making the Mythweaver Sheet. I will edit to Linky soon... And yes it wasn't something I started with as an idea. You know how it goes with 3.5, too many options)

    Uidon T'Trow was a skilled slave, an Iron Slave. Working the foundries day in and day out he showed a natural prowress with molten metals and any craft he put his hand to. Yet he was still a slave. He dreamed of filigrees, beautiful hammered metal flowers, the finest inlays of silver. But day in and day out he pounded out pig iron chains to enslave his fellow man. Uidon despised himself.

    Days before the uprising he was given a task. A simple blade 3.5' in length with a long hilt. It was like making love to an anvil that day of work. Almost like hammering out his own future.

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    I am going for Quiet Warleader sort of concept. White Raven would be his main manuever school focus with either Stone Dragon or Diamond mind stuff mixed in (I could use some advise on this as it would be my first ToB Character). Artificer is, well, something I've never played but would give us a whole load of fun buff abilities AND allow us to craft within the team. Since we are going to be item light to start this may help us get items that help tie mechanics or character concepts together. I'm not much of an item heavy player, as I'm too lazy to read the whole Item Compendium, so its going to mostly be for everyone else.

    Yep.

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    Also, can you answer, even briefly, any of Vollmond or Lynworms World Building questions? It works that we wouldn't know TOO much being, well, slaves.
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    I have returned! My character is still in progress, mostly just spell selection left. I see Beschoren is still being eaten by RL, so I won't feel too bad about taking this long.

    No name yet, but thinking my character as a sort of mousy little guy. Weak, probably spends his days stuck on (in-world) stereotypical "women's work" since he's too weak to do real field work and the like. Bitter. Probably would have been an unhappy librarian if he were in our world. At least until he got magic.

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    Uidon T'trow mostly finished. I have 2 un used feats and a few skill points to move along.
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    ****!

    guys, Im' terribly sorry. I forgot to subscribe to this thread and had thought none of you had actualy posted on it until now (since i did not saw it on my updates)

    well, looking at your posts!

    Quote Originally Posted by zagan View Post
    Can that part be negociate ?
    I was thinking shifter for my race for a druid/barbarian. (I would take the shifter druid sub level so no animal companion and no wild-shape)
    I'm willing my character to have a human appareance and the shifter power come at the same times as the magic knowledge.
    Pretty please ?
    of course we can negotiate. human looking but holding shifter powers is OK. i just don't remind from wich sourcebook i can find them... you know, to check the features. being WotC is OK.

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    Beschoren: what sort of enemies should we plan for? Any particular set of monsters that are common?

    You say basic equipment is hard to come by - if we have some equipment, how badly will we stand out and draw attention to ourselves? (thinking of soulmelds that aren't easily hidden...)

    Is Azurin close enough to human? Born of 2 human parents, so I assume it works.

    Flaws/traits?

    Any preference on age or any other fluff? Should we already know each other, etc?

    No initial treasure - do we have clothes, at least? Anything beyond that?

    I assume we're to be a largely Good party, yes? Or are we just going to beat up on the current rulers and take over? Incarnate crunch is alignment-based, so it matters.
    Most of the time you will be facing more humans. outsiders and giants may come by. anything other then that will be very sporadic.

    You're not really sure how much attention you will call using wepons and armor. in fact, this will be a large issue when IC comes to life, and the plot may circle arround this.

    Azurin?

    1 flaw, 1 trait is OK.

    no special preferences on fluff. you were taken young, before really understanting the world or society. inside the mine you were slaves, you at least knew each other.

    intial itens: a few rasgs covering your genitals - on the lucky days!

    alligement... is a piece of crap. I think we will discover what will happen as you play.

    Quote Originally Posted by vollmond View Post
    given the poor/low-magic setting, will there be any opportunity for wizards/archivists to learn new spells other than the normal each-level way? This greatly limits Archivist, especially, since that limits him to cleric spells.

    cultural questions: how exactly does this society function? IE, is a large majority of the population under slavery, or is it some slaves and the rest just oppressed? if a large majority is enslaved, how do the rulers maintain control? (merely oppressed citizenry would presumably be easier to intimidate as their lives aren't quite as bad as outright slavery)

    for example, do we have a whip-carrying overseer for every normal citizen, ordering them to work in the mills or at the fields any given day, or do we have a "judge, jury, and executioner"-style set of police for each village, keeping the people subservient and downtrodden, but mostly allowing them to go about their lives unmolested (IE, marrying, choosing whether to farm or weave or whatever)?

    what goals do the rulers have, in either case? just staying in power? staying in power and living rich? something else?

    are the rulers made up mostly of the few spellcasters that this setting has? are there any rulers without supernatural power - if so, how did they get into positions of power over others? are there any non-evil spellcasters around?

    what languages are common? is there any influx from foreign lands (with attendant languages) or is it just everyone speaking common?
    I'm sorry they will be limited. you might find scrolls as loot, but you won't ever, ever buy one as if you were buying rice.

    well, this society dosen't really "funcion". it malfunciotns. It is as if the leaders were slowly razing the land. lots of intimidation, opression, and slavery. more like whips for every citizen (chaotic evil) until there are no more citizens left.

    you have no idea of the leaders agenda. that will come up IC. beting the leaders have easy acess to magic is a safe bet, however.

    let's simplify leanguages. Just common for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by vollmond View Post

    edit: Beschoren, are you allowing dual-advancement PrCs (Mystic Theurge, etc)?
    Sorry, gestalt forbids that. I'm sure they made a few gametesting. no no, no dual class levels on a single gestalt class.




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    This just in. Gestalt is fun. go go high power game. I have story ideas for the characters up the wazoo... I'm brainstorming right now.
    gestalt is amazing and amusing \o/

    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty Cultist View Post
    My Duskblade/Binder combo is coming together nicely.

    Backstory-wise, I'm thinking of him as the descendant of a group of nomads who were enslaved in ancient times. He's lived his whole life in slavery, finding peace and solstice in the beliefs of his people that have been passed down in secret for centuries.

    When he recieved his power however, he came to a realization that the spirits revered by his people had been twisted with anger over the injustices committed against their faithful. He believes his power to be granted by these spirits in the name of freeing his people, and will fight against oppression with religious zeal.
    outstanding! that's exactly what i wanted the PCs to grasp. You got power because of X (wheater X exists or not) and thus will do Y (wheater Y will restore balance to the force or cast it into the darkness). at any rate, you see yourself as rightous!

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    once again, I'm really sorry i kept you waiting here for almost a month. I forgot to subscribe and tought no one posted here <o>
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    ****!

    guys, Im' terribly sorry. I forgot to subscribe to this thread and had thought none of you had actualy posted on it until now (since i did not saw it on my updates)

    well, looking at your posts!
    It's alright it happen to everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beschoren View Post
    of course we can negotiate. human looking but holding shifter powers is OK. i just don't remind from wich sourcebook i can find them... you know, to check the features. being WotC is OK.
    Great thanks.
    They're from eberron. Eberron Campaign Settings p18 or Race of Eberron p25 (lot of material for shifter there, I'll need this book) or even MM3 p150.

    I'll get start right away and I'll edit this post with question if need (unless someone else post before that).

    EDIT:
    Can I take Whirling Frenzy instead of rage on my barbarian side ?

    Also for Barbarian, can I take the city brawler ACF ? I gain improved unarmed strike and two weapon fighting (but only with unarmed strike) and I lose martial weapon proficiency, meidum armor proficiency and shield proficiency. It's from Dragon 349 p92. I think it's very fitting for a savage warrior like I see my character to not use weapon, plus I know that you've used dragon before so.

    For the Druid side, i'll take all three shifter druid substitution level (RoE p26), it replace my animal companion by a beast spirit that give me various bonus, resist nature lure with a bonus to init and ref save but with a penalty to will save. And finally replace wild shape with more use of shifting and later more damage with natural weapon.

    For flaw I was thinking about beastly, it's also from dragon 324 p93. Copied in spoiler.
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    Flaw: Beastly
    Prerequisite: Wild empathy
    Effect: You are vulnerable to the following list of spell, as well as those which affect your own creature type: animal trance, calm animal, charm animal, dominate animal, hide from animal, hold animal.
    Additionaly, you suffer a -2 penalty on all Charisma check-based skill check except Disguise, Handle Animal and Use magic device.
    Anyone observing your mannerisme who possesses the wild empathy class ability can recognize this flaw immediatly.


    Do we use the errata about weretouched master ? (It only affect the capstone so we don't need to really worry about it before level 10)

    Would the spell blodd frenzy apply if I have whirling frenzy instead of rage ?

    In what type of environment are we playing ? (cold tundra, hot desert, near water, that sort of thing)

    How are women treated ? Same statue as other male slave, or are they relegate to women job (prostitution).

    Edit2:
    One more question but that should be the last. Could I use action point to gain an extra use of shifting ? Like with bonus use of class ability. (don't think I'll need it but I prefer to know in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zagan View Post
    It's alright it happen to everyone.



    Great thanks.
    They're from eberron. Eberron Campaign Settings p18 or Race of Eberron p25 (lot of material for shifter there, I'll need this book) or even MM3 p150.

    I'll get start right away and I'll edit this post with question if need (unless someone else post before that).

    EDIT:
    Can I take Whirling Frenzy instead of rage on my barbarian side ?

    Also for Barbarian, can I take the city brawler ACF ? I gain improved unarmed strike and two weapon fighting (but only with unarmed strike) and I lose martial weapon proficiency, meidum armor proficiency and shield proficiency. It's from Dragon 349 p92. I think it's very fitting for a savage warrior like I see my character to not use weapon, plus I know that you've used dragon before so.

    For the Druid side, i'll take all three shifter druid substitution level (RoE p26), it replace my animal companion by a beast spirit that give me various bonus, resist nature lure with a bonus to init and ref save but with a penalty to will save. And finally replace wild shape with more use of shifting and later more damage with natural weapon.

    For flaw I was thinking about beastly, it's also from dragon 324 p93. Copied in spoiler.
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    Flaw: Beastly
    Prerequisite: Wild empathy
    Effect: You are vulnerable to the following list of spell, as well as those which affect your own creature type: animal trance, calm animal, charm animal, dominate animal, hide from animal, hold animal.
    Additionaly, you suffer a -2 penalty on all Charisma check-based skill check except Disguise, Handle Animal and Use magic device.
    Anyone observing your mannerisme who possesses the wild empathy class ability can recognize this flaw immediatly.


    Do we use the errata about weretouched master ? (It only affect the capstone so we don't need to really worry about it before level 10)

    Would the spell blodd frenzy apply if I have whirling frenzy instead of rage ?

    In what type of environment are we playing ? (cold tundra, hot desert, near water, that sort of thing)

    How are women treated ? Same statue as other male slave, or are they relegate to women job (prostitution).

    Edit2:
    One more question but that should be the last. Could I use action point to gain an extra use of shifting ? Like with bonus use of class ability. (don't think I'll need it but I prefer to know in advance.
    whirling frenzy is OK. i use it often on my barbs.

    city brawler ACF is alowed as well. it could interfere with the defense bonus for AC we are using, but then, the druid levels of the gestalt make it go straight.

    those shifter druid class features are ok too

    That flaw is OK too. now I'll to create a druid to antagonize, you just to explore those effects, bwahahahhaa

    yes, blood frenzy works on whirling frenzy.

    enviroment... i guess the tundra kind fits in better (because it's a crap to live in those conditions). no huge piles of snow and ice all over, however - that kind of thing annoys me.

    women are not treated, are mistreated. besides all the usual and brutal work, they are prone to be raped by guards, bandits, their fathers, husbands, slaves, or anyone strong enought to force her to that. Yup, they are even more screwed than male slaves.

    and yes you can use action points for extra shifting per day.
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    That flaw is OK too. now I'll to create a druid to antagonize, you just to explore those effects, bwahahahhaa
    Great ! That will be a good opportunity to roleplay. It's a flaw it's normal that it get targeted.

    enviroment... i guess the tundra kind fits in better (because it's a crap to live in those conditions). no huge piles of snow and ice all over, however - that kind of thing annoys me.
    So no enough to risk problem from the cold ? (It's for my spell selection, if I need endure element or not, and the character would know having lived there for a long time.)

    women are not treated, are mistreated. besides all the usual and brutal work, they are prone to be raped by guards, bandits, their fathers, husbands, slaves, or anyone strong enought to force her to that. Yup, they are even more screwed than male slaves.
    Ouch, yeah. Still I think being a woman will fit this character better, might explain her stat of mind too. She will be a little unhinged.

    and yes you can use action points for extra shifting per day.
    Great.

    I'm nearly finished, I'll post a link to my sheet and my backstory soon.

    Edit: And Xilef is ready ! You can find her here.

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    Description: Xilef can barely be qualified as plain, some would even say ugly because of her animal-like look. She as long dirty blond hair arrange in numerous braid that fall to the middle of her back and she has some fur on the side of her visage as well as along her arm and leg. Her eyes are a vibrant yellow that can be a little unsettling particularly at night.

    Personality: Xilef is crazy, not the in the dangerously crazy territory, she doesn't randomly attack people or speak about imaginary creature. No she simply does not see a real difference between human and animal. After all she's been treated as worst than an animal for all her life. She particularly revere cat above all, and would save the life of a cat before that of a human. If someone is nice to her she will purr, when angry she will arch her back and growl. She has a very cat-like demeanor it can be a little disturbing.

    Backstory: Like nearly everyone else, Xilef is a slave, this is not normally a pleasant life. In addition to that she's a woman and she add been used and abused since an early age. In the very beginning she try fighting it but after repeated betting she just retire in her own world. Her only real companionship come from the cat that live in and around the carry. They aren't really friendly with anyone but they're not deliberately aggressive and that's a whole lot better than how most human treat her. A particular incident is to note, a few year ago a caravan transporting animal for the private zoo of one lord stop close to the carry. In one of the cage was a magnificent tiger and as soon as Xilef seen it, she feel to her knee in veneration. Since then she pray every day to the great cat, not knowing the word tiger, she pray for anything and nothing. She spent what little available free time she has observing the cats and comparing them to the tiger. It's a this point that her madness really manifest.
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    Korin Fal is big in every sense of the word. He towers over almost anybody, with massive muscles and broad shoulders visible beneath his dark skin. His black hair is short, and his eyes are emerald green, and seem to shine from within. His stare tends to unnerve people, and his face rarely shows any emotion.


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    Before recieving his power, Korin Fal was a quiet and obedient slave whose size and self assuredness made his captors nervous.

    With the change in ability that came over him, a fire seems to have been lit within Korin's soul. He is passionate, focused, and uncomprimising in his ideals. He speaks with conviction, acts without hesitation, and allows nothing to stand in his way.


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    Centuries ago, a group of nomads calling themselves the Fal were captured and enslaved. Though their freedom was lost, their legends and beliefs continued on, passed from generation to generation by word of mouth. Their faith in their guardian spirits kept hope alive, and through this hope, the endured.

    Korin Fal had faith in these beliefs, to an extent that astonished those he encountered. In spite of the harsh reality his people endured, he believed wholeheartedly that the spirits of his ancestors would guide events to lead the Fal to a brighter future. There was no need to rebel, or resist, or complain, because the spirits were working to fix everything.

    One night, however, he had a dream. He saw the spirits of his ancestors, twisted with pain and rage, held in chains of bone. The ancestors spoke to him, all at once, with a single voice.

    "As the Spirits shape the land, the land shapes the spirits. It is a great cycle. When our people suffer, we suffer with them. We have fought with all our might, but the forces on this side are to great. Only in the mortal world can our people be saved. You have a faith stronger than any other. Be our champion. End this suffering. We entrust this task to you."

    Korin Fal awoke a changed man, and not just in terms of the power he had been granted. His mind, which had been content to wait for the spirits to release him, one way or the other, was now fully awakened, and focused on his goal.

    The bars shall break. The injustice shall end. This nation shall fall.
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