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    On the manner of testing spells, does anything that can be discussed under the forum rules, happen if I cast cleric spells that have different effect based on the god revered by the caster? (I assume not, and probably would be best to be leaven at that, but would probably test it).
    Sure. What god do you revere?

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    Mmmmh good question...

    Is that something that I would put on my character sheet? After all skills and feats do not translate between real life and D&D game.

    In real life I probably revere the christian god, I am not the most pious of followers, and wouldn't qualify for the true believer feat but I do pray and attend to the rites on occasion. If I can "game" the system though I am going with Mystra.

    (Interestingly spiritual weapon can also be used to check for alignments. Do we set our own alignment too?)
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    Continuing with Wizard, to Wizard 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thethird View Post
    Mmmmh good question...

    Is that something that I would put on my character sheet? After all skills and feats do not translate between real life and D&D game.

    In real life I probably revere the christian god, I am not the most pious of followers, and wouldn't qualify for the true believer feat but I do pray and attend to the rites on occasion. If I can "game" the system though I am going with Mystra.
    It'll key off of your sincere belief. Does that prove the existence of deific beings? Ask the people of Eberron, I guess. AFAIK they're still arguing about it.

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    (Interestingly spiritual weapon can also be used to check for alignments. Do we set our own alignment too?)
    You set your alignment by acting in accordance with an alignment. Boy, the philosophers are gonna have a field day with this, aren't they?

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    Troacctid very kindly put down "erudite or wizard" from my less than informative post last year. I suppose that means the choice was put off until this year.

    Hell, let's go full Mind Mage. Of course, since I'm not an illumian, and I didn't think to take the wizard level first, early entry is a bit troublesome. I can use Eldritch Corruption, though...


    Human erudite 2/wizard 1/erudite +1
    Feats: Eldritch Corruption, Extend Spell, Dual-Plane Summons, Psicrystal Affinity.


    I'm really shaping up to be an upstanding citizen!


    Oh, and an ability increase, so Intelligence gets to be 14! Next three years should be Cerebremancer levels, since I need a second psi-spell feat to enter Mind Mage.
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    It'll key off of your sincere belief. Does that prove the existence of deific beings? Ask the people of Eberron, I guess. AFAIK they're still arguing about it.
    So, once my Pathfinder "Cleric of me" believes in myself enough, he'll get spells?

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    So, once my Pathfinder "Cleric of me" believes in myself enough, he'll get spells?
    Believe in the you who believes in you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quertus View Post
    So, once my Pathfinder "Cleric of me" believes in myself enough, he'll get spells?
    A cleric's power stems from a deep, sincere conviction. As a cleric of an ideal, you have to truly have faith in whatever ideal you venerate, and devote yourself to it. That's not the same as having self-confidence, as the idiomatic phrase "believe in myself" typically connotes, but self-confidence would be important if you have an ideal like Pride. Does that make sense?

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    Hey Happy new year everyone!

    Like last year I am still going with Psion Telepath now to level 4

    Here the stats again:
    STR 9
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    CON 10
    INT 13+1 (due to level 4)
    WIS 11
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    (Human): Skill Focus Concentration, (1st Level): Overchannel, (1st Level Bonus): Talented, (3rd Level): Psionic Endowment

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    Time ro become religious and pick up a level of Paladin of Freedom. Angling for a sorcadin.

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    Sorcerers are also based on Charisma. If a Wizard studies the cheat codes to reality, the Sorcerer literally just glares or winks at the universe. And the universe listens.
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    Flexibility is awesome, but I'd sacrifice that spellbook in a heartbeat to be a 24-7 flying hentai apocalypse demon.


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    I feel I should ask just to make sure, but when cultivating magical plants you can still increase the DC to ignore spell prerequisites, right? Otherwise my plan to take do that is a bit sunk. Current plan is to take Material Mastery discovery then use master craftsman to qualify for craft wondrous item (and thus cultivate magical plant). Got a trait bonus to my alchemy that will counteract the +2 to the DC from ignoring spells thanks to material mastery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatElemental View Post
    I feel I should ask just to make sure, but when cultivating magical plants you can still increase the DC to ignore spell prerequisites, right? Otherwise my plan to take do that is a bit sunk. Current plan is to take Material Mastery discovery then use master craftsman to qualify for craft wondrous item (and thus cultivate magical plant). Got a trait bonus to my alchemy that will counteract the +2 to the DC from ignoring spells thanks to material mastery.
    I don't know Pathfinder well enough to say. Whatever it says in the rules, I guess?

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    This is my first thread, so this is an important choice. I'm going to have to go with Artificer 1. Artificer has plenty of day-to-day versatility with the infusions, and I can get the important stuff like teleport and invisibility on magic items. I tried to avoid having a spellbook because that's a huge amount of money, and I assumed that I would be on my own.

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    Flaw: Hidden Talent (Psionic Minor Creation) (it's a staple for a reason)
    Human: Extraordinary Artisan
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    Quote Originally Posted by HisHighestMinio View Post
    This is my first thread, so this is an important choice. I'm going to have to go with Artificer 1. Artificer has plenty of day-to-day versatility with the infusions, and I can get the important stuff like teleport and invisibility on magic items. I tried to avoid having a spellbook because that's a huge amount of money, and I assumed that I would be on my own.

    Artificer 1
    Abilities: 8, 11, 9, 13, 12, 10
    Traits: Absentminded, Polite
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    1st: Magical Training (Dancing Lights, Prestidigitation, Mending)
    Flaw: Hidden Talent (Psionic Minor Creation) (it's a staple for a reason)
    Human: Extraordinary Artisan
    Skill ranks: Concentration 4, Know(Engineering) 4, Open Lock 4, Spellcraft 4, UMD 4
    If you haven't been reading the previous posts, I'll just mention that xp isn't a river. More specifically, you'll be limited to a maximum of 20 per week at level 1, and an unspecified amount more at higher levels. That's fine for a few scrolls a week, but crafting Wondrous Items will really tax that. All the other cool stuff Artificers do should still work, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalkra View Post
    If you haven't been reading the previous posts, I'll just mention that xp isn't a river. More specifically, you'll be limited to a maximum of 20 per week at level 1, and an unspecified amount more at higher levels. That's fine for a few scrolls a week, but crafting Wondrous Items will really tax that. All the other cool stuff Artificers do should still work, though.
    I specified 20 xp per level per week, up to a maximum total of 1000 xp per level stored at a time. Which is pretty generous, honestly. You only need 1/25 the item's market price in xp, so that's 25,000 gp's worth for your first year. It's a meaningful limitation, but you should have more than enough to work with.

    It's Sculpt Self that really has to worry about xp. The xp cost for prestige races is significantly higher: to duplicate existing magic items with it, you need 2040% of the item's market price in xp rather than 4%. (20% for slotless items, 40% for slotted items.)

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    Meanwhile pathfinder builds don't have to worry about exp at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalkra View Post
    If you haven't been reading the previous posts, I'll just mention that xp isn't a river. More specifically, you'll be limited to a maximum of 20 per week at level 1, and an unspecified amount more at higher levels. That's fine for a few scrolls a week, but crafting Wondrous Items will really tax that. All the other cool stuff Artificers do should still work, though.
    I did read those posts. Honestly, I'm more worried about gold costs. I'm fine with spending my PC's entire WBL on magic items, but IRL I have more important things to spend money on. Plus I can't loot a dragon's hoard so I have to actually work for my money.
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    To note down now and expand upon at a moment when most of my free time is not being devoured by various commitments:

    3.5: Another level of Factotum, for Factotum 4!

    Pathfinder: Another level of Investigator, for Psychic Detective Investigator 4. Still going the same old game and appreciating that extra point of Inspiration.

    Question,though: Is having Automatic Bonus Progression allowed, and if so, how would it affect my real-life income/wealth, since it calls for making a character have 1/2 WBL?

    3PP: Another level of Prodigy, for Scholar 2/Prodigy 2. I can now temporarily pick up whatever talent I like, if only for a minute a few times a day. Also, assuming the gold cost is equivalent for calculating costs, I'd like to enter into an Oath of Poverty, because while it'd certainly prohibit me from making use of/owning magical items, it allows for a reasonable level of non-magical-item-filled living, at least at this level, and I'm not much for magic items anyway. Plus it technically doesn't prevent you from having money saved, so one doesn't have to worry as much about having to beg for the money to pay rent or have food to eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyromancer999 View Post
    Question,though: Is having Automatic Bonus Progression allowed, and if so, how would it affect my real-life income/wealth, since it calls for making a character have 1/2 WBL?
    Campaign-level variant rules that would normally apply to all characters are not in play.

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    Question,though: Is having Automatic Bonus Progression allowed, and if so, how would it affect my real-life income/wealth, since it calls for making a character have 1/2 WBL?
    Ultimate Covenant Magic from Purple Duck Games has a transactional shamanistic magic system- you make a deal with an outsider, or undead, or fey, that sort of thing, and you get supernatural feats out of it.

    One of these feats is to get ABP but you have to sacrifice your wealth to do so.

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    1st level of Dragon Shaman(Copper)
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    12 Constitution
    11 Strength
    10 Dexterity
    9 Wisdom
    8 Intelligence
    Auras: Vigor, Toughness, and Power


    I picked Dragon Shaman because it doesn't rely on good scores and will help others who don't have good scores.

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    I think I'll try to research an xp version of Fabricate. i.e. a spell with a scaling xp cost that makes something akin to Distilled Joy or Liquid Pain, but ideally also usable for Sculpt Self. I'd like a good conversion rate, but even 1:1 could work if a) I could cast it on other people or I had an item that cast it at-will that I gave to people and b) random people on the street have xp, and ideally won't be affected by having it drained.

    This seems like the only way to farm xp short of Plane Shifting to Dal Quor or something.

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    New for me, but I saw the homage thread someone else posted, so glad to find this!

    So... level one for me... hmm...

    Well since Pathfinder 3PP is permitted, I'm doing what I promised I'd do there: I'm starting out as a level 1 Bladewalker Armiger. I usually don't go combat but I love the idea of the Warp Sphere and summoning weapons to me. And the ability to teleport for free (within a close area) every turn has a lot of use for someone who can't normally walk well due to an injured leg.

    I'll grab Spellfire Wielder still to let me use magic that I run into to heal myself, if only a bit. And Weapon Finesse so I can rely on Dexterity instead of Strength.

    I'll probably start Dexterity 13, Intelligence 12, Charisma 11, Constitution 10, Strength 8, Wisdom 9. As it's Pathfinder, I'll get a +2 to an Attribute... probably Charisma, because I wouldn't mind a bit more charm in life.

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    Ok, I guess ill reflect a bit of me in the character:

    Human Wizard (Instructor archetype)

    Str 8
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    Con 12
    Int 15
    Wis 11
    Cha 9

    Language: common, varisian, skald

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    Apprentice (adjutant student)
    Universalist
    Scribe scroll (writing academic papers)
    Endurance
    Magical aptitude

    Trait: Magical talent

    Skills: 5
    Diplomacy 1+0-1
    Profession (teacher) 1+3+0
    Knowledge (arcana) 1+3+2
    Knowledge (nature) 1+3+2
    Spellcraft 1+3+2+2

    Magic:
    CL:1
    DC: 12+Spell level
    Spells per day:
    Level 0: 3
    Level 1: 2
    Spells known (magic book):
    Level 0: all
    Level 1: 5

    (I Teach physics, so it is like a kind of magic)

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    For my part, I'm going to continue as a bardic sage in my 3.5 incarnation. Since I can cast 2nd level spells now, I have access to the ever-useful locate object and heroism. Meanwhile, over in 3PP, I've gained another spherecasting level, giving me some more Warp and Alteration abilities, with Cursed Form as my 5th level feat so that I can make alterations permanent.

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    Taking my third level in Factotum. I'm now well on my way to getting int to everything.

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    Third-party Pathfinder


    Human Wizard

    Nonelite array:
    Stats: Str 8, Dex 11, Con 12, Int 13, Wis 9, Cha 10

    +2 to Int from being human:
    Stats: Str 8, Dex 11, Con 12, Int 15, Wis 9, Cha 10


    Favored Class: Wizard (+ 1 hit point per level)


    Skill Ranks per level: 5
    (2 (from Wizard) + 2 (from Int Modifier) + 1 (from Finding Your Kin Trait)


    Hit Points per level: d6 +3
    (1 (from Favored Class) + 1 (from Con Modifier) + 1 (from Finding Your Kin Trait)


    Feats:

    Auspicious Birth (Apparent Retrograde)
    Island Blood (Granted Class Skills: Bluff, Diplomacy)



    Traits:

    Finding Your Kin (Campaign Trait, Favored Class: Wizard) (gain additional +1 hit point and 1 additional skill point per level)
    Second Chance (Religion Trait)


    Skills:

    ** To Be Decided


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    https://www.d20pfsrd.com/traits/reli...ra-zuzaristan/
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    Technical question, but what's the difference between 3.5 3PP and Pathfinder 3PP?

    Especially if it was published by Paizo.

    I really want Kung Fu Genius from Dragon Magazine Compendium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaerieGodfather View Post
    Technical question, but what's the difference between 3.5 3PP and Pathfinder 3PP?

    Especially if it was published by Paizo.

    I really want Kung Fu Genius from Dragon Magazine Compendium.
    There's arguably no difference, as one could consider Pathfinder a massive 3rd Party addition to 3.5.

    Also, Dragon Compendium is first party, so it's all moot in that case anyway. Anything from Dragon Magazine not in a Dragon Compendium is 3rd Party, which is still fine for this.

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    Oh ****, looking at the spreadsheet, I participated in 2016, holy cow. Ugh I made myself a Barbarian. Honestly, I've changed enough that I'd probably go Druid instead of Ranger. I kinda don't like the Barbarian pick either, but I'd rather only rebuild one thing about me, and I'll choose Ability Scores for that.

    Level 2 Neutral Good Human Barbarian/Shapeshift-Druid

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    Constitution 10
    Intelligence 9
    Wisdom 13
    Charisma 11

    Skills: Climb 4 ranks, Survival 4 ranks, Swim 4 ranks, Listen 4 ranks, Knowledge (Nature) 2 ranks, Spot 2 ranks

    Spells: I would prepare Light, Mending, and Cure Minor Wounds on a regular basis. As a side note, Know Direction is hot garbage. For my 1st level spell, Endure Elements, Goodberry before an expedition, Pass Without Trace if need be.

    Feats: Extra Rage, Reckless Rage, Wild Cohort

    Flaw: Wild (Dragon 329)

    Class Features: Fast Movement, illiteracy, Rage 3/day, Nature Sense (+2 Knowledge (Nature) and Survival), Wild Empathy, Shapeshift (Predator Form: Puma)

    Wild Cohort: It's a tough choice. I feel like a Hawk would be really fun, but ultimately I think a Light Horse would be more practical.

    With Predator Form and Rage, I get 22 Strength. Pretty good for level 2 and the non-elite array.

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