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[DnD 4e PbP] Vale of Buried Shadows (OOC)

AegisAegis Registered User regular
edited August 2011 in Critical Failures
So I wonder if anyone was interested in a 4e campaign? Ahem.

IC thread: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=116993
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The Nentir Vale:
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The Vale's Current Exploration:
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With the rise of the empire of Nerath to the south, human settlers began to move up the Nentir, establishing towns such as Fastormel, Harkenwold, and Winterhaven. A Nerathan hero named Aranda Markelhay obtained a charter to build a keep at the portage of the Nentir Falls. She raised a simple tower at the site of Moonstone Keep three hundred ten years ago, and under its protection the town of Fallcrest began to grow.

Over the next two centuries, Fallcrest grew into a small and prosperous city. It was a natural crossroads for trade, and the Markelhays ruled it well. When the empire of Nerath began to crumble about a century ago, Fallcrest continued to flourish—for a time. Ninety years ago, a fierce horde of orcs known as the Bloodspears descended from the Stonemarch and swept over the vale. Fallcrest’s army was defeated in a rash attempt to halt the Bloodspears out on Gardbury Downs. The Bloodspears burned and pillaged Fallcrest and went on to wreak havoc all across the Nentir Vale.

To the east, a necropolis stood amongst the peaks of the mighty Dawnforge Mountains. For untold years the city existed as a place to honor the ancestors of the mighty dwarf Lords that lived and worked within those unforgiving mountains. When the orcs of the Bloodspears came, in the wake of Fallcrest's destruction, the necropolis was gutted of most of its priests and warriors, falling prey to the looting hands of the orcs that poured through. Yet their attention wandered, and dwarven construction is more sturdy than most, as much of the tombs remained undefiled. With the fall of Nerath, the citadels of the dwarves were broken, famine and plague grew upon the land and the dwarves made the ever important decision to use their honored city as a sole surviving fortress for their own living people. And thus did Hammerfast become a place for both the living and the dead.

And to the west, in sight of the Cairngorm, stood a fortress not of men, dwarves, or the living looking for a better life in the north, but a fortress of the undead. A keep on the Shadowfell, to serve as the font of Orcus' power into the world. Nerath, while it still remained in this world, moved quickly to contain this threat. Legionnaires sent by the massive empire sealed the opening and quickly laid watch over this keep for any trace of a new threat.


In the decades since the Bloodspear War, Fallcrest has struggled to reestablish itself. The town is a shadow of the former city; little trade passes up and down the river these days. The countryside for scores of miles around is dotted with abandoned homesteads and manors from the days of Nerath.

In the decades since the Bloodspear War, Hammerfast has slowly burgeoned into a place both of remembrance for one's ancestors and a site for trade amongst those still in the living world. The city now sits as one of the more prosperous in the entire Eastern vale.

In the decades since the fall of Empire, Shadowfell Keep has crumbled. The watch remains, though like all things in the minds of men over such a stretch, its purpose has been forgotten. The West is not without life, however, as Winterhaven has risen amidst the shadow of this once deadly threat. Its people eek out a living in an unforgiving wilderness.


Once again the Nentir Vale is a thinly settled borderland where few folk live. Once again the Nentir Vale is on the precipice of important changes in history. Once again the Nentir Vale is in need of a few outstanding heros.



What This Is:
This is a campaign for five PCs which will chart a story-centric course throughout much of the Nentir Vale. It will start at 2nd level and will end...sometime in the future when the plot ends (this is currently estimated to be late teens but will be more concrete when I actually get close to it in terms of plot-writing). [As of this moment (April 4th), you will at least reach 7th-10th level.] This is also my first 4e campaign, however, I have DM'd (not here) 3.0/3.5 for years now and know at least that D&D inside and out, so this is mostly moving to a different rules-setting. As such, I will appreciate any rules-based advice or help if I flub things here and there. This shouldn't affect the plot in any way.


The final party:

Snarl.png Snarl, Half-Orc Rogue
Aidan.png Aidan Twosouls, Dwarf Shaman
Rakash.png Rakash Dawnstrider, Longtooth Shifter Ranger/Seeker
athertonkess.pngAtherton Kess, Human Swordmage
Lyedyn.pngLyedyn Soan, Elven Druid

The lost:

Kell Sumair, Human Wizard - Abducted by demons and succumbed to a coma (Chapter 1)


Mechanics Changes:

1) All players receive a free expertise feat, taken from whichever expertise feat fits their character.
2) Daily Magic Item Uses no longer exist, in line with the existing rules change by WoTC. Instead, you can use as many Daily Items as you have in your inventory with powers as you want during the course of a single day. You can still only use an individual Daily Item Power once/day, unless otherwise indicated by the power itself or circumstances. Encounter & At-will powers are not affected.
3) A power listed as "Melee or Ranged Attack" that contains both a "Strength vs <Defense> (Melee) or Dexterity vs <Defense> (Ranged)" may substitute Strength in place of Dexterity when choosing to make the ranged portion of the attack. This is to allow for the (apparently neglected) instance where one might be utilizing Heavy Thrown weapons as part of one's ranged attacks. This does not apply to powers which specifically require dual-wielding as part of their "melee or ranged" component, nor does it apply to powers which only list a ranged option with Dexterity vs <Defense>.


Loot Acquired:

Current Gold (26/08/11): Party: 1,021 gp ; Snarl: +164 gp

Chapter 1
Gold: Party: 4 platinum pieces, 530 gold pieces, 1 gems (150 gp), 8 bloodstones (6x 75 gp; 2x 150 gp) ; Snarl: +125 gp, +1 gem (30 gp), +1 necklace (25 gp)
Magic Items:
* 1 Magic Tome
* 1 Gauntlet of Blood (Level 4)
* 1 +1 Lifegiving Leather Armor (Level 3)
* 1 +1 Vengeful Halberd Dagger (Level 5)
* 1 +1 Battlecrazed Longsword (Level 4)
* 1 Goblin Stompers (Level 6)
* 1 +1 Panther Spirit Leather Armor (Level 5)
* 1 +1 Flensing Short Sword (Level 5)
* 1 +1 Time Link Leather Armor (Level 4)
* 1 +1 Aegis Blade (Level 3)
* 1 Claw Gloves (Level 4)
Other Items:
* 8 4 Potions [ 3x 2x Potions of Healing (100 gp); 1 Gravespawn Potion (50 gp); 1 Potion of Clarity (50 gp); 1 Fire Beetle Potion (75 gp); 1 Potion of White Dragonsbreath (100 gp); 1 Elixir of Accuracy (125 gp) ]
* 2 Scrolls (Hand of Fate, Cure Disease)
* 2 Rituals (Enchant Magic Item, Transfer Enchantment)
Sold Items: 253 gp (Aidan's Old Armor, Battlecrazed Longsword)
Purchased Items: -16 gp for 2 Short Swords (Snarl) ; -1,895 gp (Aegis Blade, Claw Gloves, Transfer Enchantment Ritual, Enchant Magic Item Ritual)

Chapter 2
Gold: Party: 20 platinum pieces, 690 gold pieces, 4 gem (3x100 gp, 1x150 gp), 2 Artwork (370 gp & 285 gp), Special Components (500 gp Quartz Ore); Snarl: 2 platinum pieces
Magic Items:
*1 +1 Summer Growth Totem (Level 3)
*1 +2 Amulet of Health (Level 8)
*1 +2 Amulet of Good Fortune (Level 7)
*1 Dented Horned Helm (Level 6)
*1 Skull Mask (Level 5)
*1 +2 Ravenclaw Scimitar Longsword (Level 8)
*1 Power Jewel (Level 5)
*1 Map of Unseen Lands (Level 7)
Other Items:
*2 Potions [2x Potions of Regeneration (360 gp)]
*1 Poison [Ungol Dust (350 gp)] - Snarl
Sold Items: 346 gp (Panther Spirit Armor, Rakash's Old Armor, Scimitar)
Purchased Items: -710 gp (Summer Growth Totem, Spear, Enchantment Transfer); -2,910 gp (Enchant Transfer, Comrades' Succor, Ritual Reagents, Longsword)

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  • Jack HobbesJack Hobbes Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Interested.

    Already in one Play-By-Post here, but we'll see how it goes.

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Dr. Doctor Oakland, CARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Blue dot! I want to explore the Nentir Vale some more, outside of KotS. I have a couple characters in mind, too. I may bounce character creation ideas off you. Where in the Vale would we be starting?

  • SakutianSakutian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Interested, I'm currently GMing a pbp here but I'm not playing in any.

    My Games

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  • AegisAegis Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Blue dot! I want to explore the Nentir Vale some more, outside of KotS. I have a couple characters in mind, too. I may bounce character creation ideas off you. Where in the Vale would we be starting?

    The party will start off in Fallcrest, though not necessarily remain within the city in terms of their initial jaunts.

  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Aegis! You are awesome. I'll be posting my LT Shifter Seeker|Ranger in the next day or two... actually, call it a day or two after the CB is updated, which should be on Tuesday.

    Edit: Hell, I'm so excited I might just build it out of the books manually. I'm guessing you're ok with hybrids now that they're finalized and published?

  • AegisAegis Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I read over hybrids, and yea they'll be fine.

  • The Cow KingThe Cow King arf arf Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Till the 19th eh?

    I'm in a pbp but I really like the vale setting.

    This may or may not be due to the PA podcast.

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  • SaurfangSaurfang Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm interested in playing! Here's a submission: Mister Brink, Changeling Assassin and Ex-Butler.

    Background:
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    A shorter summary:
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    Appearance and personality:
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    Wish spell: Within the strictures of the spell, Mister Brink would wish that the final bandit, the ringleader, be transported next to him. More likely, and despite the danger, he would impulsively wish that he had barred the door to the bandits on that day.

    Mister Brink fights with improvised weaponry; most often, he uses silverware of varying kinds to deliver death. His Belt of the Brawler allows him to treat improvised weaponry as a club for the purposes of proficiency/damage... I bought him a club to simulate this in the Character Builder, because it didn't seem to be calculating damage for weapon attacks correctly without it. I also purchased a set of Thieves' Tools; I was wondering if I could reflavor these to represent Mister Brink's silverware (I have a mental image of him picking a lock with a fork, and I couldn't find any other mundane items that are closer to silverware). Would that be acceptable?

  • susansusan Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Interested, very interested. Right now I'm thinking I'll be submitting a revised version of William 'Chocolate' Harris, the Cunning Gnome Bard, adventurer and lover, though I may be feeling Vista, the Warforged Barbarian, walking unstoppable machine of death. I'll figure it out depending on what I see others submitting.

    Also, as a first time DM, you should probably be forewarned that a 2 Week Recruiting Window is long, and if you leave it open that long you'll probably snag a whole lot more submissions than you're probably looking for.

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  • squishy-blobsquishy-blob Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Blue dotted.

    I'm already involved in 1 PbP here and I'd love to join another. I'm putting together a Half-Elf Paladin right now.

    One question though: you mention 400gp + 2 magic items (max 1 lvl 3 item). Can we spend some of the 400gp on potions and other consumables that are higher than lvl 3?

  • SipexSipex Registered User
    edited April 2010
    I'm interested but is this a first come first serve basis? I'm currently not in any pBp campaigns here and I would like to play a striker. I made up a ranger already for a campaign I got rejected from who I've been wanting to play. I'll just need to reduce his level/gear

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  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Snarl, Half Orc Strangler (Brutal Rogue)

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    Sheet

    Character Information in Sheet

    Other Stuff:
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    Story:
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    NOTE: Garrote for whatever reason isn't registering as a "light blade" in rogue powers (like it says in the feat)... so I guess I'm just going to have to add in the +1 when i make attack rolls with the garotte and rogue powers every time I roll

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  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    susan wrote: »
    Interested, very interested. Right now I'm thinking I'll be submitting a revised version of William 'Chocolate' Harris, the Cunning Gnome Bard, adventurer and lover, though I may be feeling Vista, the Warforged Barbarian, walking unstoppable machine of death. I'll figure it out depending on what I see others submitting.

    Also, as a first time DM, you should probably be forewarned that a 2 Week Recruiting Window is long, and if you leave it open that long you'll probably snag a whole lot more submissions than you're probably looking for.

    C'mon Susan, sometimes you gotta try a different character.

    Like the Death Machine though.

    Long recruitment windows aren't so bad... gives you more options as a DM to find stuff you like.

    Also the DM has a nice attitude about things so far as freedom of class choice:
    The party will consist of at least 1 Leader and at least 1 Defender. Beyond that, anything goes in terms of party composition for the remaining slots.

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  • KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm interested, and will submit a character application sometime in the near future.

    Not in any PbP games, and haven't been in any D&D4E ones on the boards at all. I can post more than once per day, easily, but would have trouble doing a whole maptools+ventrillo thing if you ever went in that direction.

    I take it we're limited to one application? If so, I'll retool the Swordmage I apped here, given that his background was tied pretty strongly into the setting for that one game. I'll read around and pick some alternate places to put his magical academy and noble family home and suchlike.

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  • AegisAegis Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    One question though: you mention 400gp + 2 magic items (max 1 lvl 3 item). Can we spend some of the 400gp on potions and other consumables that are higher than lvl 3?

    Yea, if you're buying consumables with the gold you can ignore the magic item level restriction as it really only is applying to the 2 magic items.
    Sipex wrote: »
    I'm interested but is this a first come first serve basis? I'm currently not in any pBp campaigns here and I would like to play a striker. I made up a ranger already for a campaign I got rejected from who I've been wanting to play. I'll just need to reduce his level/gear

    It's not first come first serve. Applications will be looked at in terms of how they fit with the party, creativity, etc. So feel free to just toss one in.
    Kay wrote: »
    I take it we're limited to one application? If so, I'll retool the Swordmage I apped here, given that his background was tied pretty strongly into the setting for that one game. I'll read around and pick some alternate places to put his magical academy and noble family home and suchlike.

    Eh, if you want to send in more than one application then I don't mind. Just, as long as there aren't a half-dozen different applications from every single person since it wouldn't be overly fair to those people that just decided to send in just 1.

  • SakutianSakutian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I've got an odd question but here it goes. Are we allowed to buy mounts with our beginning funds?

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  • AegisAegis Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I kind of want to submit Fruitfucker, the 2' tall Warforged Battlemind, but I'm already in a PbP, so I'll let people who are not get a chance =)

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  • SakutianSakutian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'd like to proudly put forward the human wizard Kell Sumair of Winterhaven for consideration. I tried to make a character that had strong ties to the Nentir Valley. Oh and he'd wish for Winterhaven to become a great city in some way shape or form, one that wasn't so difficult to survive in.

    http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=197811

    Also an image for token purposes.
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    Background
    Spoiler:

    My Games

    GM of M&M "And Justice For All."
    GM of Dresden Files Low Life

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  • MundaneSoulMundaneSoul Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Definitely interested. Been looking to get involved with a more long-term D&D campaign. I'll work up a character tonight.

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm interested. Currently GM'ing a pbp, but not playing in any. Will get a character up later tonight.

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  • OloronOloron Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Very cool. I’ve done PbP before and DM’d 4e in real life, but I’m not in any games at the moment, so I’d be very excited to play. I've been interested in the Psion and Deva for a while so tried to combine them and come up with a backstory that might give you a hook or two to use. If selected, I'm happy to edit however you like.

    Here is my submission: Eliah, Deva Psion (controller)

    Background:
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    Appearance:
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    His wish:
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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ok, here's my submission for right now.

    Lensan, a minotaur runepriest - http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=191446

    Background:
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    Appearance:
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    How he would spend a wish:
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    And a token:
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  • FelixSomethingSomethingFelixSomethingSomething Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    He would wish for a spot in this game. Yeah I'll put some work in on this, looks neat.

  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    And here we have Wall, a warforged fighter who dreams of being a hero.

    His background is on the MW sheet, but the short(er) version is here:

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    Born Walter Morcon, he was a sickly child that lived in relative comfort in the lower side of Fallcrest. He spent most of his short life dreaming of adventures in the world outside his bedroom. Once he grew out of his various illnesses, he found his way to a cave in the cliffs where he died trying to unearth a deactivated warforged. Over the next 300 years his lingering spirit merged with the warforged body. Eventually he was dug up again, and although most of his memories are gone, he retains his child-like personality and thirst for adventure. Now known as Wall, he makes a living as hired muscle, hoping that his next job will lead him on a wild adventure for the ages.

    If he had one Wish, it would be to be able to fly.

  • squishy-blobsquishy-blob Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Alright, Here's my submission:

    Annabeth Glaheadon the Half-Elf Paladin: Myth-weavers Sheet

    Background:
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    Mannerisms and Appearance:
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    What she would wish for:
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  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • SakutianSakutian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I admit it I love Sam Neill as Merlin, he is the wizard.

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  • hippofanthippofant Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Is the Wish spell answer you want an answer to the Wish spell as implemented (ie, with the various restrictions on the page) or just a "If you had a wish spell that could be for anything, what would you wish for?"

  • AegisAegis Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Whatever you as a character would want.

  • squishy-blobsquishy-blob Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Horseshoe wrote: »
    Sakutian wrote: »
    neill1.jpg
    :^::^::^:

    It looks really weird on his myth-weavers sheet where it's squished horizontally to fit into the image space

  • SakutianSakutian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Horseshoe wrote: »
    Sakutian wrote: »
    neill1.jpg
    :^::^::^:

    It looks really weird on his myth-weavers sheet where it's squished horizontally to fit into the image space

    Agreed, it does look a little odd.

    My Games

    GM of M&M "And Justice For All."
    GM of Dresden Files Low Life

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  • soxboxsoxbox Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    May I present Tohen Angwar, Eladrin Warlord:

    Background and Personality:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

    Edit: Oh, I totally suck: Tohen's wish would be to overthrow the Winter Court and unite the Winterkin and the Eladrin to be one people again.

    If the whole 'fey exile' thing is too multi-plane for your story, happy to rejig into a more mundane setting. Basically going with a cold-themed Taclord, looking at the Winterkin bloodline feats.

    Do you have DDI? Sheet posted on Orokos, but happy to transfer details to myth-weavers if you need reference on things.

    I'm currently in one pbp (though that hasn't moved in a little while). I've been in another three pbps which have gone the way of the dodo (sig still has references). The character is basically a rejigging of Eran Dynmor, the character I was playing in the Dungeon Delve pbp. I'm pretty punctual with pbp.

  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Aegis, do you want people to stick to one submission?

  • AegisAegis Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Aegis wrote: »
    Kay wrote: »
    I take it we're limited to one application? If so, I'll retool the Swordmage I apped here, given that his background was tied pretty strongly into the setting for that one game. I'll read around and pick some alternate places to put his magical academy and noble family home and suchlike.

    Eh, if you want to send in more than one application then I don't mind. Just, as long as there aren't a half-dozen different applications from every single person since it wouldn't be overly fair to those people that just decided to send in just 1.

  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Bah, I missed that; I only checked your OP D:

  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sakutian wrote: »
    I'd like to proudly put forward the human wizard Kell Sumair of Winterhaven for consideration. I tried to make a character that had strong ties to the Nentir Valley. Oh and he'd wish for Winterhaven to become a great city in some way shape or form, one that wasn't so difficult to survive in.

    http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=197811



    Not sure if you're looking for input or not, but with your stat array, you could change your human stat bonus to +2 int, put two points into Con, and have 17 Int instead of 16, with all your other stats not changing at all. It'd essentially be 10/12/12/15(+2)/16/10, instead of 10/10(+2)/12/16/16/10.

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  • SakutianSakutian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Sakutian wrote: »
    I'd like to proudly put forward the human wizard Kell Sumair of Winterhaven for consideration. I tried to make a character that had strong ties to the Nentir Valley. Oh and he'd wish for Winterhaven to become a great city in some way shape or form, one that wasn't so difficult to survive in.

    http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=197811



    Not sure if you're looking for input or not, but with your stat array, you could change your human stat bonus to +2 int, put two points into Con, and have 17 Int instead of 16, with all your other stats not changing at all. It'd essentially be 10/12/12/15(+2)/16/10, instead of 10/10(+2)/12/16/16/10.

    Looks good to me, thanks for the suggestion.

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    GM of M&M "And Justice For All."
    GM of Dresden Files Low Life

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  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sakutian wrote: »
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Sakutian wrote: »
    I'd like to proudly put forward the human wizard Kell Sumair of Winterhaven for consideration. I tried to make a character that had strong ties to the Nentir Valley. Oh and he'd wish for Winterhaven to become a great city in some way shape or form, one that wasn't so difficult to survive in.

    http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=197811



    Not sure if you're looking for input or not, but with your stat array, you could change your human stat bonus to +2 int, put two points into Con, and have 17 Int instead of 16, with all your other stats not changing at all. It'd essentially be 10/12/12/15(+2)/16/10, instead of 10/10(+2)/12/16/16/10.

    Looks good to me, thanks for the suggestion.

    Wizards often have the craziest stat arrays because they have a wide range of feats to qualify for. Since you've chosen to be a Staff of Defense Wizard, you should probably have a better Con score than just 12. And your Human +2 bonus should go to +Int or to +Con, realistically.

    Dex 13 is helpful for feats like Destructive Wizardry, which rewards you for hitting 2 or more creatures in a single spell.

    Wis 13 is helpful for feats like Enlarge Spell, which makes your blast and burst spells larger.

    Cha 13 is helpful for feats that deal with illusion-based powers, and feats like Spell Focus, which makes it harder for enemies to save against your negative effects.

    So, you'll want an Int of 16 or 18 and a Con of 16, plus a 13 in Dex and Wis at the very least. So a good array for you as a Human Wizard with only a single +2 stat bump would be the following...

    08/16/13/15+2/13/10

    And raise your Con and Int at every 4th level. If you want the increased base accuracy and damage that an 18 Int will provide (not necessarily a bad idea), then do this...

    08/15/13/16+2/13/10

    And raise Con/Int at every 4th.

    Since you have 3 At-Wills, you may want to pick one of each targeting Fortitude, Reflex and Will; that way you'll always be able to strike at a creature's weakest defense. That's totally up to you, though, and honestly most of the time being able to target either Fortitude or Reflex will be just fine.

  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    For my amusement and to pass the time while I wait for the Character Builder update, here is a list of current applications.

    Strikers:

    1) Mister Brink, Changeling Assassin (And Ex-Butler), Night Stalker (Naturally); Submitted by Saurfang
    2) Snarl, Half-Orc Strangler (Brutal Scoundrel Garrote Rogue... cool!); Submitted by Horseshoe (Where's your Wish?)

    Controllers:

    1) Kell Sumair, Human Wizard of the Sam Neill school, Staff of Defense; Submitted by Sakutian
    2) Eliah, Deva Psion, Telepathy Focus; Submitted by Oloron

    Leaders:

    1) Lensan, Minotaur Runepriest, presumably the Hammer build; Submitted by Farangu (Your sheet is locked as private)
    2) Tohen Angwar, Eladrin Warlord, Taclord to be sure. Submitted by Soxbox (You've taken a Greatspear but have dumped Wisdom. If you ever want the control-style feats a Polearm/Spear combo can get you, then you'll need some Wisdom to go along with your Str and Int. Con and Cha are a little less important in that scenario.)

    Defenders:

    1) Wall, Warforged Fighter, Brawler Style; Rock'em Sock'em Robot! Submitted by Denada (You've got 3 magic items, I think you're only allowed 2 + consumables)
    2) Annabeth Glaheadon, Half-Elf Paladin, Chaladin of course. Submitted by Squishy-Blob


    Good spread of classes and roles so far.

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