Prepare characters

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Prepare characters

Postby Yoshi » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:02 pm

Brianna, should we prepare (roll) characters in advance, or would you prefer we do so on the first night?

If in advance, are we using the 27-point point-buy system? If so, I found the following useful tool: http://1-dot-encounter-planner.appspot. ... lator.html

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Re: Prepare characters

Postby Brianna Sollandry » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:48 am

I'd prefer that you have your character planned, if not completely finished, before the first game.
That probably means "rolling" and selecting backgrounds and proficiencies and such. And a personality.
And hand-painting a character portrait in watercolors. :D

Did we use a 27 point buy for Seston's FR campaign? I forget. Let's use whatever system he used.

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Re: Prepare characters

Postby Yoshi » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:10 am

Great! Yes, it was the 27-point buy.

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Re: Prepare characters

Postby Veracity » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:32 pm

We have:

1 Cleric of Torm
2 Paladins of Torm
1 Bard
1 Sorcerer
1 Fighter

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Re: Prepare characters

Postby Brianna Sollandry » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:42 pm

Please share where you learned this? I have seen no posts or emails about it.
And who is "Torm"? Looking at the Tarrastra deity list, I do not see him.
What world do you think your characters come from?

Please - inform the DM!

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Re: Prepare characters

Postby Yoshi » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:35 pm

This was put in the wrong forum.

We discussed it verbally since the forum was not working well. We forgot you wanted Tarrastra---we thought it was coming out of the PH. But all that can be changed!

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Re: Prepare characters

Postby Yoshi » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:02 pm

Question: are we using the "Backgrounds" rules on p. 125? These give us some additional proficiencies and starting equipment.

That said, for my fighter ("Brandt of Belenus"), I don't really see a background that fits my vision of my character. In particular, I see him as a philosopher and artist. Can I "invent" a background? If so, I suggest background proficiencies of History and Religion. For background equipment, I would take a bottle of Black Ink and an Ink pen (quill). Please advise. Thanks!

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Re: Prepare characters

Postby Brianna Sollandry » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:40 pm

At first glance, that doesn't seem unbalanced. It's an unusual background for a Fighter. But, you come up with interesting characters.

I'll rule, by and by.

Can I get a list of players, proposed character classes (and races) (and names)?

Thanks.

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Re: Prepare characters

Postby Yoshi » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:56 pm

That should appear in the other thread, real soon I hope!

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Re: Prepare characters

Postby Brianna Sollandry » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:17 am

Cool.

I'm inclined to say "yes" for your "philosopher artist" background. We are, certainly, using backgrounds, and there is no reason we can't make custom backgrounds that are of comparable benefit to existing backgrounds.

We'll run with this, with the caveat that I may want to make it better for you. Or not. But go for it without fear.

I will be interested to see your character history - and how you ended up as a Fighter. :)


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