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    Hey, I actually played a Talon of Tiamat in a fun campaign a few years ago!

    Going off of my rusty memory, Tavar Hoardtale was a terrifyingly unoptimized Bard 6/Talon of Tiamat 6/Half-Fire Elemental LA+4, with a long pointy red 'stache and a diva complex :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akal Saris View Post
    Hey, I actually played a Talon of Tiamat in a fun campaign a few years ago!

    Going off of my rusty memory, Tavar Hoardtale was a terrifyingly unoptimized Bard 6/Talon of Tiamat 6/Half-Fire Elemental LA+4, with a long pointy red 'stache and a diva complex :P
    Aww dang, now my build's been given away. I'll have to find something else now.
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    Are you entering Akal?

    Have to say I really enjoyed learning from your builds.

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    Are you entering Akal?

    Have to say I really enjoyed learning from your builds.
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    Gah! Off by one itty bitty skill rank, but that one rank is enough to throw the entire rest of the build off. Back to the drawing board.

    (By the way, I would be very excited to see Akal Saris start competing again. Just sayin'.)
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    Is it bad I hear thunder and feel the ground shake when I read that name?

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    Wow! All of the big names are around!

    Now I feel like a little fish in a very big pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dysprosium View Post
    Wow! All of the big names are around!

    Now I feel like a little fish in a very big pond.
    Ditto on this. Hello Akal! So, what is everyone talking about with you being here? I still need to learn all the peoples here.

    Most of a build done, I'm still worried because I'm not having any problems with this.
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    Need feats then I can do fluff format and submit....

    Its never been this hard for me to find feats.

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    LOL and in pink as well.. Perfect because I have 3 girls. And while close to the mark I do actually stop what im doing to feed, water, and bath the little heathens.
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    maybe i missed something, but this particular SI seemed really easy to work with, actually. it was why i started with this one, instead of bladesinger or urban soul (the only two i've watched so far). those two were just bleh. my build is essentially done, except for a little review and tweaking, and i have the seed of an idea for another one.
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    Well the ideas flowed. the power did not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haluesen View Post
    Ditto on this. Hello Akal! So, what is everyone talking about with you being here? I still need to learn all the peoples here.
    Educate thyself. Specifically, look at the winners of the first, say, five contests that were hosted here.

    *edit* By the way, PONIES, if I go comb through the threads and write out the BBCode for your Hall of Heroes tables, will you edit it into your posts? All those reserved posts are wiggin' out my OCD .
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    Beyond the gold medals, Akal Saris is the only contestant to have every single entry place in the top 3. Götterdämmerung has managed to place every contest, but almost always with multiple builds where one places and the other doesn't. Akal Saris has yet to have an entry not place.

    Akal's Old Lob build held the record for highest score for years, also. It has since been eclipsed, but only by one-judge contests, where a single high score might have been enough to throw off the figures. Old Lob managed such a high score (4.41 average) with four judges, which is a pretty impressive feat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piggy Knowles View Post
    Beyond the gold medals, Akal Saris is the only contestant to have every single entry place in the top 3.
    Wow, are there really not even any players who only submitted one or two entries (ever) and placed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Draz74 View Post
    Wow, are there really not even any players who only submitted one or two entries (ever) and placed?
    Fair point, I'm not sure. Let me revise that to say Akal is the only one to do so who has submitted enough entries to make that notable.
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    Im very sure this has been posted before but I HAD to once again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by A_S View Post
    Educate thyself. Specifically, look at the winners of the first, say, five contests that were hosted here.
    I am now educated. Dang those are some creation skills.

    That picture! Now I want an iron golem chef of my own!
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    Heh, I'm blushing here

    I'd love to enter this one if I can find the time. Like lunar2 said, this is a terrific PrC because there's so many different things going on with it, and entry is flexible enough that you can have some great variety in entry classes. I have no idea what I'd do with the PrC (though I guess half-fire elemental is right out!)

    I'll try and make time for it this weekend. I've really dropped out of character optimization for the past couple of years, so it would be fun to try and flesh something out. Plus, I missed being part of the post-reveal banter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Callin View Post
    Im very sure this has been posted before but I HAD to once again.
    Part of me got annoyed at that because iron golems are mindless. I may have a problem.

    Everyone's raving about all the stuff they're doing with the ingredient, and making me feel uncreative...heh. Apparently Overlord Rion and I will be the only judges. Chances are there will be like 30 entries.

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    2 feats... All I need are 2 gosh darn feats! Why am I having so much trouble figuring out what to put there!?


    All this fuss and I still know I wont place above 10th...

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    You could always go with Toughness if you can't decide anything else.

    On one hand I always feel like others will do better than me, so I know kinda sorta what you're thinking. On the other hand I told myself I'd be going for bronze, so why not actually try? Confidence is important after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Callin View Post
    2 feats... All I need are 2 gosh darn feats! Why am I having so much trouble figuring out what to put there!?


    All this fuss and I still know I wont place above 10th...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazyan View Post
    Part of me got annoyed at that because iron golems are mindless. I may have a problem.
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    I found a niche build, but it's just so laughably bad at everything outside its niche. The niche is a fun one, though, so I might just go with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobodez View Post
    Skill Focus: Underwater Basketweaving and Skill Focus: Swim?
    This has merit....

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    Skill Focus: Underwater Basketweaving and Skill Focus: Swim?
    This has merit....
    Just take Skill Focus: Craft (Basketweaving). Regular basketweaving covers underwater basketweaving as well, by RAW. Why limit yourself?
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    Skill focus (upside down underwater wasketweaving while hula-hoping)?

    Everything is done now, except for backstory. Can I make a 10 minute background?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thethird View Post
    Skill focus (upside down underwater wasketweaving while hula-hoping)?

    Everything is done now, except for backstory. Can I make a 10 minute background?
    You dont need to make a backstory. Many people do, but judging rarely gives points for a good backstory. Both of my entries have had no backstory and neither has been penalised. If you use classes/races which dont fluff together and dont give a justification though, you might get a penalty.

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