Character Creation Thread.   Posted by Runelord Dread.Group: 0
Bahram
 Alchemist, 13 posts
 Keleshite
 Alchemist
Fri 14 Aug 2015
at 22:41
Re: Character Creation Thread
eggellis:
Now that I look at it, a Harrow Deck is pretty expensive. I suppose I'll have to get the regular fortune teller cards(actual tarot cards?) and do the knock off version. For now anyway.

What kind of cart are you going with? Put another way, how much cash do I owe?


You could always go this trait if you roll human: http://www.d20pfsrd.com/traits...traits/harrow-chosen
eggellis
 player, 9 posts
Fri 14 Aug 2015
at 23:00
Re: Character Creation Thread
That's pretty cool. If I was smart I probably would've thought that there was a trait for that. Thanks.
Bahram
 Alchemist, 14 posts
 Keleshite
 Alchemist
Fri 14 Aug 2015
at 23:24
Re: Character Creation Thread
eggellis:
That's pretty cool. If I was smart I probably would've thought that there was a trait for that. Thanks.


Nah, a lot of the neat little gems are hidden in the SRD and take a bit of digging to get into. I just spend a lot of time looking at the SRD haha
locojedi
 player, 5 posts
Sat 15 Aug 2015
at 08:25
Re: Character Creation Thread
Ok, so I'm exploring just a bit. Please bear with me. I'm considering going Aristocrat, and then assuming he survives, going Magus. I'm a little confused about NPC classes still. Do Aristocrats get any feats? The way I read it, they get a Feat at first level and then a second Feat at third... Is that correct?
Allura Danvers
 Arcanist, 7 posts
Sat 15 Aug 2015
at 13:03
Re: Character Creation Thread
We will try to keep you alive through third level. As long as we stay alive ourselves that is. An Aristocrat sounds promising as it opens doors to your character and sounds like as social a class as perhaps a bard. As far as I know all characters get a Feat at first level (Two Feats if human) and then another at third.
Grigore
 player, 10 posts
Sat 15 Aug 2015
at 13:49
Re: Character Creation Thread
Everyone gets a feat at every odd level regardless of class.
locojedi
 player, 6 posts
Sun 16 Aug 2015
at 03:04
Re: Character Creation Thread
OK, I submitted two versions of my beginning char to the GM for review, one Aristocrat, the other an Expert. My long term goal is to move towards Bladebound Magus, so hopefully I'll live that long... I just noticed too, are all XP reqs the same in PF? Anyway, that's my plan, so no bard for now.
Grizzly
 player, 3 posts
Sun 16 Aug 2015
at 04:57
Re: Character Creation Thread
Abraham:
Looks like this party needs a touch of the divine.


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*cough* Grizzly *cough*


Ha ha.  I could do that.  I was thinking of rolling an Inquisitor.
Grizzly
 player, 4 posts
Mon 17 Aug 2015
at 03:32
Re: Character Creation Thread
Okay, I'm going to start out Expert and roll into Inquisitor.  I'll start working something up.
Grigore
 player, 12 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 14:30
Re: Character Creation Thread
In reply to locojedi (msg # 47):

There are a couple xp charts but basically the GM picks one and we all use the same progression. Unless Dread decides to do something different of course.
Runelord Dread
 GM, 33 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 15:26
Re: Character Creation Thread
we will be using the medium track for experience.
Calithrandil Talon Stormclaw
 player, 7 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 19:38
Re: Character Creation Thread
Ok, thank you. I did a lot of PF reading over the last few days, most of it on the SRD which I understand lacks a lot of the clarifications found in the books. It's been a fun but mind-melting process coming up with my character and planning for the future. I've been playing and running very rules-lite systems for the last decade or so, so the crunch is intimidating for me, but I'm looking forward to playing. Like I said before, I've made up several characters for other games, but haven't really gotten to play much and so I'm unfamiliar with some of the actual play mechanics as to what are good strategies and all of that. So I'm hoping you'll all help out the oldster newb when I'm about to do something stupid. ;-)

I've got my character pretty much done except for a bit of equipment fiddling. I'll update my details and description and then I think I'll be pretty much set. I downloaded the Player's Guide for RotRL, and never having played a PF Adventure Path before, I'm impressed, though I know little to nothing of the setting. So I'm asking for suggestions as to how I can learn more about the setting and how my elven exile might fit into it.

In a nutshell, Talon's the lost descendant of what was once a strong Elven House, but was wiped out a long time ago. His existence was kept secret and it is now, after decades of seclusion that his allies believe it's time for him to begin to build his reputation and seek out the means to restore his House. One of his quests is to recover his birthright, the Stormclaw Blade, which will legitimize his claim of who he is. That quest will be part of the game for a while as I'd like to use that as his Blackblade when he gains level 3 Magus (level 6 overall). He's starting out as Expert and we'll go from there.

So any thoughts from those of you with experience as to the circumstances and location of his exile and return and where his ancestral lands might be located and all of that would really help me to flesh out this character. I'm also open to linked backstories with any of you. Since Talon is young for an elf (145 yrs), but much older than some of you, there is a lot of opportunity to have crossed paths in the past and perhaps be allies or even friends.
Grigore
 player, 13 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 20:31
Re: Character Creation Thread
Elves in Golarion are a little different http://pathfinder.wikia.com/wiki/Elf

That is a link to their page on a Golarion wiki. I'm not an expert on Golarion but I know a fair bit, pretty much everything I know I learned from that site and I think there is another one. Golaripedia maybe? Anyway, that link will explain them better than I could. By the way, when I say different I don't mean they have tentacles or something like that, they are still Tolkien-esque in looks and personality but their background is different.

As for an ancestral home Kyonin is the designated elven country so it could be there. If I were you I'd lay claim to Varisia's Mierani Forest. It's an ancient elven homeland before they left Golarion(you'll see what I mean if you read the above link). That way it links you to the place we're playing in. Here's a link to info about Mieriani Forest: http://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Mierani_Forest
Bahram
 Alchemist, 16 posts
 Keleshite
 Alchemist
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 20:39
Re: Character Creation Thread
I would love having background ties with an elf from Kyonin so long as they don't mind teaching me some of their wonderful toxophilite alchemist ways~
Calithrandil Talon Stormclaw
 player, 9 posts
 Elf "Expert"
Wed 19 Aug 2015
at 08:29
Re: Character Creation Thread
Grigore - Thank you for those ideas! That's just what I was after. I'll do some reading and try to to get more familiar.
Grizzly
 player, 5 posts
Thu 20 Aug 2015
at 04:29
Re: Character Creation Thread
Just putting the finishing touches on my characters submission.  Sorry for taking so long but I'm in neck deep in the middle of a move.  I should have my character ready tomorrow.
Runelord Dread
 GM, 35 posts
Thu 20 Aug 2015
at 04:35
Re: Character Creation Thread
No worries I'd rather you put thought into the character rather than rush
Talon
 player, 10 posts
 Elf "Expert"
Thu 20 Aug 2015
at 05:19
Re: Character Creation Thread
Heh. All this time I thought I was the last one holding things back! ;-)

Take your time Griz, if I hadn't already had a character mostly done that just needed tweaking when I got here, I'm sure I'd still be swimming around trying to get things just right.

Good luck with your move. I hate moving. My sentiments go out to you.
Talon
 player, 11 posts
 Elf "Expert"
Fri 21 Aug 2015
at 00:39
Re: Character Creation Thread
While the Grizinator is dragging his feet, I was perusing the SRD...

I came across the Swashbuckler archetype for the Rogue class. The Level 1 Class ability is this:
Martial Training (Ex):
At 1st level, the swashbuckler may select one martial weapon to add to her list of weapon proficiencies. In addition, she may take the combat trick rogue talent up to two times.

This ability replaces trapfinding.

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classe...hetypes/swashbuckler

As I read that, it seems to me that at 1st Level this archetype is allowed to take 2 combat tricks which equates to two combat feats. Adding those to the feat a rogue gets at first level, would this character start at first level with 3 feats?

Combat Trick Rogue Talent:
Benefit: A rogue that selects this talent gains a bonus combat feat...


*fingers crossed*
Bahram
 Alchemist, 18 posts
 Keleshite
 Alchemist
Fri 21 Aug 2015
at 04:11
Re: Character Creation Thread
No. That ability allows a rogue to take the combat trick rogue talent one additional time when the rogue can select a talent, typically by leveling to an even level.
Runelord Dread
 GM, 36 posts
Fri 21 Aug 2015
at 18:47
Re: Character Creation Thread
That's correct....what Barham says

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:48, Fri 21 Aug 2015.

Talon
 player, 12 posts
 Elf "Expert"
Fri 21 Aug 2015
at 22:14
Re: Character Creation Thread
That makes sense and is consistent with other stuff I'm reading. I'm very tempted to take a level in Unchained Rogue or Swashbuckler as my first level though. It will give my Magus most of the Expert's skills I picked and a free feat I was looking at picking up down the road... Plus, I borked my 1d6 Ability roll, so taking a single level in Expert was only for the extra skill points and to pick my skills. I think I could get more mileage out of using a Rogue as a start instead... Hmmm...

That dang SRD is a freakin' time sink! ;-)
Grigore
 player, 16 posts
 Varisian Warlock
Fri 21 Aug 2015
at 22:58
Re: Character Creation Thread
Personally I'm a big fan of playing a single class all the way through. Not that I've never multiclassed but pretty much only when I've had a pretty odd character. Of course if you're holding off on magus for story purposes I can see what you're going for.

One thing to keep In mind about skill points is you don't have to put them in class skills. The best improvement I think pathfinder made over D&D 3.5(which it sounds like you probably didn't play that either but anyway) is that instead of there being a penalty for putting points in non-class skills there is a bonus for putting them in class skills. I've put points in random skills before if I want my character to use them. You won't be as good at it as someone who had it as a class skill but not by all that much.

You WILL get more mileage from rogue. That's kinda the point of the npc classes, they just aren't as good. The only real advantage I see is the opportunity to play a "regular" person becoming a hero.

Yea, I've spent more of my life reading that SRD than is probably healthy :)
Emmeline
 Druid, 1 post
Sat 22 Apr 2017
at 00:13
Re: Character Creation Thread
HI Everyone, I am creating my charater.  It says I need to choose two traits.  One from the post above and the other can be found where?
Runelord Dread
 GM, 985 posts
Sat 22 Apr 2017
at 00:57
Re: Character Creation Thread
http://www.d20pfsrd.com/traits/