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Re: Campaign Background stuff

Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:02 pm

Do thieves know thieves' cant by default, or does it need to be learned?

I'll drop goblin from the ranger and replace it with nothing. Raised by a solitary ranger since birth, Talin hasn't had much opportunity to learn any other languages. A smattering of Elvish, but that's it.
Freya HP 24/24 AC 16 (17 two weapons)
Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

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Re: OOC / Discussion Thread

Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:06 pm

I'm all about the story, not realism. I live in a forest and I'm pretty sure I don't have goblins hunting giant boar here. :D
I don't see how you could go much higher than your rope length on your own, because you'd have to keep going back down to untie your rope, if you wanted to take it further up the tree / cliff / etc.
Yes, you can do that. You're always tied down. It's extremely slow, but it's much safer than climbing without a safety line. Another approach is doing what loggers do with large trees. You tie the rope around the trunk and flip the rope up as you go, and if you hit a large branch you tie above then untie below. Obviously, this approach works much better with palm trees and limbed redwoods.
Freya HP 24/24 AC 16 (17 two weapons)
Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

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Red Oak loot
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Re: OOC / Discussion Thread

Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:10 pm

A little more on the ranger backstory: Orphaned as a babe by a goblin raid. He was found in the smoldering ruins by a Red Oak ranger, who had lost her family in a similar raid. That's why the goblin animosity.

As for the dwarf, still having some fun with that one but I haven't thought of anything that seems right. Outdrunk by the trapper? Owes a life debt to the mapper? Secretly in love with an elf??!
Freya HP 24/24 AC 16 (17 two weapons)
Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

Red Oak map
Red Oak loot
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Re: Campaign Background stuff

Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:12 pm

Yes, thieves have to learn the cant.
Saving the ranger's language is a good idea.
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Re: OOC / Discussion Thread

Post Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:41 pm

Well, who isn't secretly in love with an elf?

Incidentally have you looked at the rules supplement for scouts?

I think it might be a good fit for Freya. She gets to keep her thief abilities but she gets some outdoor stuff as well. It's not too late to change her if you want to do that. Any time up til you hit 2nd level.

I will be introducing some background skill rules at 2nd level if you make it that far.
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Re: OOC / Discussion Thread

Post Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:21 am

If? *gulp*

Thanks, but I'll probably stick with thief. I think the scout supplement is a bit too OP, especially with rangers also in play. To quote Smoot on another thread:
Scout = all the good of Thief and all the good of Ranger for just the XP of Cleric?
Happy Easter!
Freya HP 24/24 AC 16 (17 two weapons)
Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

Red Oak map
Red Oak loot
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Re: OOC / Discussion Thread

Post Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:26 am

No probs.

I guess the thief skills will be good value when you get back to town, as well.
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Re: The Map

Post Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:15 pm

Tiana will be updating her map as well, with notations for the odd-sounding wolves, ogre, etc.
Freya HP 24/24 AC 16 (17 two weapons)
Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

Red Oak map
Red Oak loot
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Re: OOC / Discussion Thread

Post Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:10 am

FYI the characters thread is locked, so I can't update the sheets due to fired arrows/bolts lost.
Freya HP 24/24 AC 16 (17 two weapons)
Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

Red Oak map
Red Oak loot
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Re: OOC / Discussion Thread

Post Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:13 am

Thanks.

It's unlocked now. I thought that function was just to prevent new posts, not editing old ones.
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