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Aberrant Hunters

Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:15 am

Intro to the Aberrant Hunters game:

You are a group of aberrant hunting adventurers, who have hunted together for a few years. Your group (which could probably use a name) was contacted by Baron Arnau of Malbar. He mentioned in the courier's message of strange goings on in the mines and states that things are urgent. We will pick up the action in April 199 TC, on the Malbar River having just caught a barge up river from Padib.

Greg is playing a gnome druid (air domain).
Dustin is playing a flen paladin (archery).
Brian is playing a dwarf inquisitor (of Gromm, weather domain).
Mark is playing an ansvar barbarian (greatsword, elemental rage).
Clay is playing a dhampir fighter (rapier focus).
Shawn is playing a flen sorcerer (air elemental bloodline).

Characters have 10,500 gp to spend on level 5 characters. Stats are a 15 point buy. Choose any race you want that has stats. Include two traits when you build. I'm expecting the game to run about six weeks or so.

For those undecided on a build. Don't build anything centered around enchantment spells, precision damage or critical hits. However, someone picking up trapfinding (the rogue ability available to several archetypes) to disable magical traps could be useful.

Post with any questions or further specifics on your character's backstory/build.
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Re: Aberrant Hunters

Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:34 pm

Might there be room for an elemental sorcerer in this group?
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Re: Aberrant Hunters

Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:54 pm

Always.
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Re: Aberrant Hunters

Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:43 am

Woot!

Just FYI, I'm a Druid with the Air domain, so we've kind of got the electricity thing covered.
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Re: Aberrant Hunters

Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:32 am

Hmmm, my first instinct is to go with electricity. I'll have to look at the other elements and see what looks interesting. Perhaps earth.
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Re: Aberrant Hunters

Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:39 am

If it's really what you want to do, go for it. It's just my domain, not my whole idiom. We'll get along fine.

There's a loose directive to not play a human or an elf (which includes half-elves).
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Re: Aberrant Hunters

Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:04 pm

I was thinking a flen named Zax.
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Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:36 pm

Sekkesh Windtamer - Crythentarc Gnome Druid. Sekkesh (Sek) had a perfectly normal childhood, and his parents are still living. They're very supportive of his adventures, but do wish he would visit more often.
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Re: Aberrant Hunters

Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:15 pm

In light of recent house rules, are we restricted to spells from the PH and APG on character creation?
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Re: Aberrant Hunters

Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:00 pm

I will likely need extensive help generating the character. At home I only have access to the SRD. The good thing about a sorcerer is that I'll have a very limited number of spells. But I'm also not sure how you are generating stats now.
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Re: Aberrant Hunters

Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:20 pm

From above:
Characters have 10,500 gp to spend on level 5 characters. Stats are a 15 point buy. Choose any race you want that has stats. Include two traits when you build. I'm expecting the game to run about six weeks or so.
http://tools.digitalightbulb.com/pbcalc.html
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Re: Aberrant Hunters

Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:46 pm

Spells outside Core and APG are added at the cost of a scroll of that spell's level for your class.

For handy reference.

Also, since Mark is considering playing an Ansvar, here are the stats. It comes out to being a bit on the high end of normal characters (the same as an aasimar), but definitely playable.
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Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:37 pm

I will likely need extensive help generating the character. At home I only have access to the SRD. The good thing about a sorcerer is that I'll have a very limited number of spells. But I'm also not sure how you are generating stats now.
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Re: Aberrant Hunters

Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:24 pm

I'm playing Maaco Sidestepper, an Archer Paladin of Kern who rides a Tiger called Mince Thunderpaws.
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Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:22 am

We have a lot of air and sky stuff for an underground game. ;D
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Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:57 am

I thought I was clear about being called to a mine and hunting aberrations, but it's interesting to see what people thought to build from that prompt. I think Brian's dwarf is the only character I'd have built on my own, which is kind of fun for me.
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Re: Aberrant Hunters

Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:48 am

The Earth domain kinda sucks.
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Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:42 pm

We really have an interesting group of characters. They're not at all usual.

On the other hand, after so long in the Grand Campaign, I feel like I don't know anybody. :D
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Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:51 pm

I'm a wandering Gnome. I never Gnome alone.
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Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:59 pm

Brian, are you okay with meeting at your place on Friday? I'll bring my controllers if you want. I think my brother is having some people over to the apartment on Friday.
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Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:05 pm

Sure. I bought a new vacuum cleaner, so I've been in a cleaning mood all week.
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:48 pm

We shall be gone all weekend.

In other news, I really like the way we're using diplomacy and other skills in group conversations in this game. Other characters get to talk and participate in the NPC interactions, with only the occasional roll. It's fun.
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:00 pm

Looks like I will miss this week also. We have to get ready for Easter festivities and I'm going to a conference in Norman next week. This weekend looks to be pretty busy.
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Re: Aberrant Hunters

Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:39 pm

I will not be there tonight
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Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:15 am

As a warning, I will be gone on the 12th. I'd like to get as much done as possible next week. You should level your characters to level 6 before the session please. No new gear, just class level stuff.
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