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Tydor Tenderwhyne
 player, 21 posts
 Strongheart Halfling
 Conjurer
Sun 1 Mar 2020
at 09:12
Re: ABILITY SCORES
No many GMs would cut me your a doll.
DM Neogi
 GM, 56 posts
 Evil space spider
Sun 1 Mar 2020
at 18:09
Re: ABILITY SCORES
Ty & Orlen: Sorry to hear that things are so rough. We'll be around in this game for distraction when you need it! (I'd say '...when you need entertainment' but you'll be the ones to decide if I'm that good of a GM!)

I'm a bit behind on the maps, hoping to have them up later today. Still can't find a program that I like and has the features I want. The one I have been using so far is good for walls and floors but doesn't have object icons to drop in, or allow drawing on the map. I have to edit the image in some Windows drawing program to put the boys' tracks before.
Shino
 player, 7 posts
Sun 1 Mar 2020
at 19:02
Re: ABILITY SCORES
YOUR DOING MAPS!!! I already love you.....
Tydor Tenderwhyne
 player, 22 posts
 Strongheart Halfling
 Conjurer
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 20:04
Re: ABILITY SCORES
Well I was hoping for an adventuring band just small races traveling the world well doing classic adventuring not I mind this just well I like being guided. But this game could be enjoyable to if I can work on some start.
Sir Jovius
 player, 11 posts
 Halfling Swashbuckler
 AC 20 HP 33/33
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 20:41
Re: ABILITY SCORES
In reply to Tydor Tenderwhyne (msg # 171):

Well, i suppose every Adventuring Band has to start somewhere......  :)
Theo Metuckle
 player, 18 posts
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 20:55
Re: ABILITY SCORES
  Starting level is 3rd (so they don't fall down when somebody sneezes).
DM Neogi
 GM, 59 posts
 Evil space spider
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 06:36
Re: ABILITY SCORES
This should be a short adventure to check on how DnD works on rpol. The other games I've played on here have been rules-light and this is the first time I've had to break out a heavy tome!

Once it is done and you are back on the surface then some far-ranging can begin.
Sir Jovius
 player, 13 posts
 Halfling Swashbuckler
 AC 20 HP 33/33
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 06:38
Re: ABILITY SCORES
I'm in no rush.  I'm happy to let the adventure unfold as it does.   :)
Shino
 player, 8 posts
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 10:06
Re: ABILITY SCORES
cool, i need to get into this faster then
level 3? 'temptation to 1/1/1 rises'
DM Neogi
 GM, 60 posts
 Evil space spider
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 23:55
Re: ABILITY SCORES
I'd advise against that. Splitting your levels three ways results in a character who isn't good enough at anything.
Beagan WobbleCog
 player, 78 posts
 Forest gnome
 Multitalented
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 00:18
Re: ABILITY SCORES
It might be fine starting out, then just picking one class moving forward
Sir Jovius
 player, 14 posts
 Halfling Swashbuckler
 AC 20 HP 33/33
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 00:37
Re: ABILITY SCORES
A three way split makes the character a bit of a dilettante, but your saving throws will be AMAZING
Clover
 player, 66 posts
 knowledge is power
 power should be guarded
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 00:45
Re: ABILITY SCORES
It is a less then optimal starting position.

But getting your 1 level dip into a two classes when the core of your build is a focus in a third...can be a nice game mechanic...and also makes an interesting background of being fickle when chosing a career.

If...you can survive long enough to level the XP penalty for multi class becomes worth it by lvl 7.

But let's be honest a -10% xp penalty per class is a big price to pay for the versatile skill set.
Tydor Tenderwhyne
 player, 23 posts
 Strongheart Halfling
 Conjurer
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 02:05
Re: ABILITY SCORES
Well if there is a mage fair my guy could get to he could bring things wizarding folk could use and meet peers. Plus I could trade spells I never did pick my special things yet.
Clover
 player, 67 posts
 knowledge is power
 power should be guarded
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 02:31
Re: ABILITY SCORES
speaking of special items, I will renew my statement that once i have coin on hand i will pay 105% of market value for any unwanted gear
DM Neogi
 GM, 62 posts
 Evil space spider
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 04:56
Re: ABILITY SCORES
I have updated the maps. Nothing much to add to the south siders nut up north there is the kid heading west and the big footed ones going east.
Shino
 player, 9 posts
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 04:57
Re: ABILITY SCORES
if you make your core class a favored class, mines going to be ranger (sword of the arcane order), and only do a level dip in things, you dont get an xp penalty.

im already dipping in mage/wizard, its kinda how that whole thing works. I wont get level 9 spells, unless theres a feat chain me into them, but I dont need them.

so 1/2. its been a while since i played 3.5 but since this is going to be more sandbox i may dip bard or rogue because for some reason something in me says thats important. ill have to do research though.

but, yes, background/story fun explaining the level dip :) its not about the optimizing (though, I promise you won't think me useless... i make a point of it).
DM Neogi
 GM, 64 posts
 Evil space spider
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 05:00
Re: ABILITY SCORES
A bard would be handy as the party doesn't have one yet. Same with a fighter, but I guess halflings lean more towards ranger. I don't think we have a good-old-fashioned m-u either.
Shino
 player, 10 posts
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 05:50
Re: ABILITY SCORES
In reply to DM Neogi (msg # 185):

Whats an M-U?

I will probably do the 1/1/1 with mage/wizard, ranger, and bard then.
since barring extra musics and music uses. a bards abilities scale with level if you put the skill points in.
DM Neogi
 GM, 65 posts
 Evil space spider
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 06:13
Re: ABILITY SCORES
Oh yeah, magic-user. I had a flash back from earlier editions.
Sir Jovius
 player, 16 posts
 Halfling Swashbuckler
 AC 20 HP 33/33
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 07:41
Re: ABILITY SCORES
In reply to DM Neogi (msg # 185):

I was going to go with Fighter, but switched to Swashbuckler.  I've never gotten a chance to play one before
Shino
 player, 11 posts
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 09:37
Re: ABILITY SCORES
swashbucklers are pretty fighter ish.

what do you all think of http://www.birthright.net/foru...ines_for_D_and_D_3_5
Orlen
 player, 49 posts
 Rock Gnome Rogue-Ranger
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 12:44
Re: ABILITY SCORES
You can multiclass in three classes still but it really only works if the one you put the most levels in is your favored class and you keep the other two low.

For example the classic Elven Fighter/Thief/Magic-User

Fighter (Armored Mage) 1, Rogue 2, Wizard 17 is a valid build, however you will rely more on Wizard and magic than 1E or 2E where you probably leaned more on Thief and Fighter.

However if you go higher say Fighter (Armored Mage) 4 to get that weapon specialization and Rogue 4 to get the uncanny dodge and then 12 Wizard means you can only cast 6th level spells.
Beagan WobbleCog
 player, 79 posts
 Forest gnome
 Multitalented
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 22:34
Re: ABILITY SCORES
I always have earlier edition flash backs,  thaco anyone? or combat matrices?

All the way back to 1st edition...

I stopped at pathfinder 1e
Sir Jovius
 player, 17 posts
 Halfling Swashbuckler
 AC 20 HP 33/33
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 22:47
Re: ABILITY SCORES
I remember Thac0 fondly....though for the life of me i don't know why