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[pbp] Ruins of Undermountain (D&D 5e) - Another Day, another dead thing.

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  • BursarBursar Hee Noooo! Registered User regular
    Lots of Fiends in here. I hope they get along!

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  • FuselageFuselage Bantha Three ValhallaRegistered User regular
    Bursar wrote: »
    Lots of Fiends in here. I hope they get along!

    I wonder if the Demon vs Devil thing will rear its ugly Blood War head. Again, feel free to use me as a last resort since I'm in so much stuff.

  • Mongrel IdiotMongrel Idiot Registered User regular
    edited June 2016
    Presenting Philo Halligen, leader of men.
    From a young age, it was clear that Philo was not only going to be a soldier, but a soldier bound for the upper ranks. Tall, strong, of good health and quick mind, he excelled on the athletic fields and, later, in the militia of the local lord. Skirmishes with goblins in the mountains brought him honor and the trust of his fellow fighters, and he soon found himself a sergeant, leading his men into the fight. He was known as a dedicated and inspiring leader, always looking out for his soldiers even in the thick of a battle.

    But his dedication and rapid rise was a double-edged sword. Every soldier could lean on him for every task, and he never passed off what he felt he could do himself, even if other matters pressed on his time. When his soldiers' had no boots, he taught himself cobbling and made them himself, sitting in his tent long into the night to repair and replace footwear. Serving as one of his aides was thought a plum job, for he gave them little work to do, piling ever more on his own shoulders. And, for a while, it seemed he was just strong enough to carry it.

    The break came in a fight with orc raiders, when Philo, exhausted from not sleeping for three days as he walked patrols, repaired boots, and kept morale buoyed up, collapsed mid-battle. He had drilled his troops in such a way that losing him cost them all control and formation, and they were swiftly routed, though they managed to drag their beloved leader to safety. Even then his men would not turn on him, but Philo knew in his heart that the judgement of his superiors was right: he had failed his men by not trusting them enough to take some of the burden off of his own shoulders. He was stripped of his rank, and soon left his home, a vagabond on the road.

    The world has use for such men, and Philo soon found himself in the company of adventurers. Faced with personalities as strong as his own, he began to learn to rely on them, trust them, fight as a team. Now, the great prize of Undermountain beckons. This time, he would lean on his allies, and together be stronger than they were alone. This time, he would get it right.

    Philo Halligen
    Human Fighter (Battlemaster) 3 LG

    AC 18 HP 25 Speed 30ft

    Str 14 ( 2) Dex 13 (1) Con 12 (1) Wis 10 (0) Int 12 (1) Cha 14 (2)

    Attacks
    Longsword (Melee) +4 1d8+2
    Handaxe (Melee) +4 1d6+2
    Handaxe (Thrown) +3 1d6+2



    Human skill: Persuasion
    Human Feat: Inspiring Leader (5 temporary HP)
    Second Wind
    Fighting Style: Protection
    Action Surge (1)
    Martial Archetype: Battlemaster
    Student of War: Cobbler's tools
    Superiority Dice: 4d8 (DC 12)
    Maneuver: Distracting Strike
    Maneuver: Maneuvering Attack
    Maneuver: Rally

    Edit: Swapped out Commander's Strike in favor of Distracting Strike. Commander's Strike really seems like it won't shine until I've got an extra attack.

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  • SteelhawkSteelhawk Registered User regular
    @dresdenphile @ImthebOHGODBEES @Phaserlight @DaMoonRulz @Amigu @Delmain

    All of you folks have expressed interest but haven't yet submitted...if you are indeed still interested please get those submissions in in the next few days.

    Many of the folks already submitted want to be on backup list (I suspect false modesty :) ). So lets see if we can plump up the A list a little more!

  • dresdenphiledresdenphile Watch out for snakes!Registered User regular
    Yep, I'm still working on it.

    I miss the old days of 4E where you could crank out a character in 3 minutes with the offline Character Builder...

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  • DelmainDelmain Registered User regular
    Nah, I'm good thanks. Lots of good suggestions in here, I can't compete =P

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  • SteelhawkSteelhawk Registered User regular
    edited June 2016
    Yep, I'm still working on it.

    I miss the old days of 4E where you could crank out a character in 3 minutes with the offline Character Builder...

    That really was the most fantastic tool. Alas.

    Steelhawk on
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    how are we doing hit points again?

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  • SteelhawkSteelhawk Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    how are we doing hit points again?

    Max at first level and then roll OR take the average after first level.

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Hmmmm. I feel like I already got lucky with my stat roll

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Do you get a starting feat and a feat at level 3?

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  • SteelhawkSteelhawk Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Do you get a starting feat and a feat at level 3?

    No. That was 3.5e. In 5e, whenever your class gives you an ability score improvement you can swap that for a feat instead.

  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Do you get a starting feat and a feat at level 3?

    variant human will give you a feat at level 1 as well.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    It was level 3 feat in 4e too, wasn't it? That's the system I'm used to.

    Ok, I have to finish putting polish on it and Mythweavers doesn't like yahoo, I guess but:

    Half-orc Level 3 War Priest (Cleric)
    18STR
    16CON
    13DEX
    11INT
    16WIS
    13CHA

    HP: 27 (using avg)

    Planing on using Plate armor and a Maul, with Great Weapon Master as the feat. Just to make sure, I can use the GWM -5 for an attack, then use Guided Strike, right?

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    "Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are smarter than one man. How's that again? I missed something" Lazarus Long

  • am0nam0n Registered User regular
    edited June 2016
    Sounds like it, but not sure you'd have access to a feat until level 4.

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  • SteelhawkSteelhawk Registered User regular
    edited June 2016
    As a Half-Orc and a Cleric, then Am0n is correct. You would not have access to a Feat until 4th level when Cleric gives you your first ability point boost, which you would trade in for the Feat.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    *shakes fist at 5th edition*

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  • AegisAegis Not Quite TorontoRegistered User regular
    Incidentally, you also need to balance ability score gain against Feat bonuses.

    You have the choice of raising an ability score by +2, or, gain a Feat which typically raises an ability score (limited to 2 options instead of your choice) by +1 instead in addition to Feat benefits, or doesn't raise ability scores at all and just gives other benefits.

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    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +4/1d8+2 | Spell +4/DC 12
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  • Pirate ViperPirate Viper Registered User regular
    The way 5E does ASI's makes it a tough call when it comes to deciding if a feat is worth it or not. One of my favorite parts of the design

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    The way 5E does ASI's makes it a tough call when it comes to deciding if a feat is worth it or not. One of my favorite parts of the design

    that's why I took Athlete for my character in this. Having a weird stat line up was bugging the shit out of me, but I wanted that particular line up of point bought stats. +1str just saved me from agonizing over great weapon master or upping stats and still having the weird point layout.

    now with Athlete, I'm almost expecting a Vegeta personality out of this guy. He gets knocked down and just gets right back up and hits you back.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    So I don't really know the deities of 5e. Is Kord around?

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    Waterdeep is faerun so thats a good start. Just add bahamut cuz dragons yo

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  • Pirate ViperPirate Viper Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    So I don't really know the deities of 5e. Is Kord around?

    Kord was a Greyhawk Deity, Tempus might be applicable, he's a forgotten realms God of war and battles.

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Everything I know about D&D is through the lens of 4e

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  • AegisAegis Not Quite TorontoRegistered User regular
    Gods are more of a setting than an edition thing anyway, so any Faerun deity is likely fine.

    Currently DMing: None right now! :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +4/1d8+2 | Spell +4/DC 12
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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Ok, lemme Google faerun real quick

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    "Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are smarter than one man. How's that again? I missed something" Lazarus Long

  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Ok, lemme Google faerun real quick

    or you could tell us what you like in a deity!
    wanna be loyal? honourable?
    wanna be a tree hugging hippy?
    is your god good or bad?

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    edited June 2016
    Well I was thinking a War Priest of Kord, but he's not around so then I was thinking someone who had a different interpretation of Erathis (also not around, I know)

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  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Well I was thinking a War Priest of Kord, but he's not around so then I was thinking someone who had a different interpretation of Erathis (also not around, I know)

    kord is ... kinda vague :p
    the things he stands for are covered by several faerun gods.

    athletics and sports, lathander.
    storms, talos.
    brawling, strength, courage, tempus, torm.

    those, I feel, are good human options.
    If you're a midget or have pointy ears I'd have to go rummaging through the scag again.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Half-Orc. I guess I'll just go with Tempus .

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  • GaddezGaddez Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Half-Orc. I guess I'll just go with Tempus .

    Tempus is a good Half-orc god; He's effectively the god of destruction (though most people just associate him with Storms). As a side benefit, it gets you access to the Storm Domain which is pretty whomp ass for brawly priests..

    BTW, I'm going to see about spitting out a character or two for this; Only thing holding me back is that we seem to have a preponderance of melee and magic characters and I was kind of angling to play as either a fighter or a barbarian.

    I'll see what I can come up with.

    Richy wrote: »
    But I think the resistance I’m getting more has to do with “rawr! Loklar said it! Rage!” than anything else.

    No, it has to do with the fact that you're done nothing but throw lies, blatant flasehoods, and downright dumb statements at us so far.
  • FuselageFuselage Bantha Three ValhallaRegistered User regular
    Gaddez wrote: »
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Half-Orc. I guess I'll just go with Tempus .

    Tempus is a good Half-orc god; He's effectively the god of destruction (though most people just associate him with Storms). As a side benefit, it gets you access to the Storm Domain which is pretty whomp ass for brawly priests..

    BTW, I'm going to see about spitting out a character or two for this; Only thing holding me back is that we seem to have a preponderance of melee and magic characters and I was kind of angling to play as either a fighter or a barbarian.

    I'll see what I can come up with.

    More Skulls for @Steelhawk's Skull Throne!

  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Dammit I lost my backstory when the browser reset, and I was editing instead of writing a new post, so no draft :-/

    I'll rewrite it tomorrow, sorry!

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  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    Errr.
    Tempus is the god of honourable warfare.
    Not storms. There's a significant difference.

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  • SteelhawkSteelhawk Registered User regular
    That's true....Talos is the god of Storms. Tempus is the god of War.

    Were you looking to the human side for a god or the orc side? No orc can go wrong with Gruumsh. :)

    Page 296 of the PHB has list of gods across the various D&D worlds. If you want to dig deeper then the link takes you to a wiki page. Going to the Demi deities I think will drill down to something that fits better. (Garagos? Uthgar?)

    Elvenshae
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    I was looking at Gruumsh, but I thought he tended to be more evil. I'm just gonna go with Tempus; my original thought was a kind of misguided sects interpretation of a God of Progress/Civilization in that Warfare is one of the leading causes of advancement, so if you're always fighting, you're always moving forward. But, he'll probably die, so I'm not gonna put THAT much effort into it.

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  • SteelhawkSteelhawk Registered User regular
    I know it's GoT night, but if you guys could lock down your submissions that'd be awesome. :)

    I will choose a starting line up tomorrow (Monday) night and we'll get this party started soon after!

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  • BursarBursar Hee Noooo! Registered User regular
    edited June 2016
    I'm going to use Steelhawk's generous option to reroll and just point buy (27 points from the PHB, p. 13). I'm still going with the previous build of STR-weak and DEX-high, but the values have changed.
    For the math involved, I'm going 9/15/11/12/14/11, for 1+9+3+4+7+3=27 points
    Updated character sheet and stat block within this spoiler, and I've edited my previous character post.
    Barran "Mouthy" Beanfinger
    Stout Halfling Rogue (Arcane Trickster) 3 LN

    AC 15 HP 20 Speed 25ft

    Str 9 (-1) Dex 17 (3) Con 12 (1) Wis 12 (1) Int 14 (2) Cha 11 (0)

    Attacks
    Rapier (melee) +5 1d8+3 pierce
    Hand Crossbow (range) +5 1d6+3 pierce
    Fire Bolt (ranged) +4 1d10 fire
    Dagger (melee / range) +5 1d6+3 pierce


    LUCKY:
    Can reroll a 1 on an attack, ability check, or saving throw (must take the 2nd roll)

    BRAVE:
    Advantage on saving throws vs fear

    NIMBLE:
    Can move through the space of any creature larger than myself

    STOUT RESILIENCE:
    Adv. on poison saves, resistance to poison dmg

    BY POPULAR DEMAND:
    Can obtain free room & lodging when performing each night, and is recognized in public (liked)

    EXPERTISE:
    doubled proficiency bonus with:
    thieves' tools, Perception

    SNEAK ATTACK:
    Once per turn, add 1D6 dmg to attacks when I have advantage (finesse or ranged weapons), or the target has something else hostile to it within 5ft

    THIEVES' CANT:
    Secret rogue language (hidden in Common) and secret signs

    CUNNING ACTION:
    Bonus Actions: Dash, Disengage, Hide, Mage Hand control

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  • am0nam0n Registered User regular
    Steelhawk wrote: »
    I know it's GoT night, but if you guys could lock down your submissions that'd be awesome. :)

    I will choose a starting line up tomorrow (Monday) night and we'll get this party started soon after!

    My life for Hire!

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