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Old 11-02-2013, 01:22 PM
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Okay. So, I love what's going on right now. These "practice" characters have taken on a life of their own. But I also know that you guys want to play larger characters with more potential.

I wanted to get a little bit of the Old Skool 3d6 in order feel.

So here's the plan right now:

The next characters are going to be "heroic" characters. Not necessarily good. At least one character is going to be amoral, and one is probably going to be lawful evil, or lawful neutral with a lawful evil bent.

Stats will be 4d6, drop the lowest, for seven stats and arrange the numbers to taste. For those with alternate races, like the half-ogre, alternate arrangements will be made.

So far, we have:

1. A human monk. It will be an alternate monk that doesn't suck from an issue of Dragon Magazine that I found over on the Dragonsfoot forums.

2. Drow cavalier.

3. Half-ogre barbarian.

These are mechanics. I don't want to give away anyone's story.

I am more interested in knowing what people want to play and making that happen than simply accepting the limits of the game. For example, a half-ogre's maximum Dex doesn't mean the minimum requirement for a UA barbarian. So I'm simply going to either lower the minimum, or raise the half-ogre's Dex to the required minimum.

You get the picture. Start with a concept, and let's see what we can do to make it happen. We will be starting at 1st level, so don't say, "Darth Vader" or "Gandalf." Start lower, with a vision of what you want to become if the game runs its course.

Any questions?
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I sent you my rolls.
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A heads up to everyone so you aren't going WTF is up with Pauly? He can't roleplay to save his sorry soul.

I'm sure you have all noticed a change in Gronks behavior from the first post to the last. He all of a sudden became a smarter, more observant, and generally more astute. This was an error on my part. Originally I had asked Origen if wanted to make an exception and let me play Gronk as a Barbarian even though UA says that Barbarians can only be human. Then I realized that Gronks stats would be too low figured that would be to much to ask, nixed the idea and went fighter.

A couple days later Origen said screw UA we'll make any exception we damn well please. I took this to mean scratch Gronk and start fresh right now. While working out how we were going to meld the half-ogre and barbarian I started playing Gronk as if he had a higher INT, WIS, and CON in anticipation of them all rising without the half-ogre restrictions.

Now I see that will only happen if and when Gronk dies (which I'm totally cool with). So moving forward you will suddenly see a return to the old brute force and ignorance Gronk.
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We will also come up with an alternate stat rolling for your half-ogre, Pauly.

For anyone playing a male drow, the Fiend Folio offers an alterate stat block:

Strength 7 - 12

6 + 1d6

Intelligence 10 - 18

10 + 1d8

Wisdom 9 - 13

8 + 1d4

Dexterity 13 - 20

12 + 1d8

Constitution 4 - 16

4d6

Charisma 9 - 16

8 + 1d8

Obviously, this favors thieves, assassins and ninjas, and possibly wizards.

Anyone interested in this stat block instead of the standard rolling system, let me know. We will design something custom with multiple rolls.
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Based upon the rolls I've been receiving, I'm going to up the stat-rolling to the following:

5d6, drop the lowest two.
Reroll any 1s.

Send them to me by EvilDM.
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My schedule just changed (yesterday) to where I could. Um... I have some fun ideas for either a fighter or a mage.
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