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Reopening Strata: Round 2
« on: August 26, 2016, 02:44:06 AM »
The Strata game is getting a bit short on players, and I am running into a prime opportunity to add some more.    Not to many, probably no more than one-two max, but still.  Anyone interested?  I can answer questions and whatnot.
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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2016, 12:57:45 AM »
rules for makin a pc?

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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2016, 07:20:08 PM »
Yay! It's Uncle Kitty! It's a PF game, we're all just leveling up to 5th. I don't remember the point buy.
Edit: It's 32. All the rules for making a PC are in the game forum

The game has featured some rather bizarre PCs so far, including a "tainted" tibbet, and an intelligent spider warlock. :D
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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2016, 11:42:53 PM »
Iiiiiiiinteresting.

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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 06:28:56 PM »
Bhu, rules are here.

I find the mix of PF to 3.5 rules to be acceptable.

I'm now pondering....

We've got a Ranger (BSF), Vitalist (Healbot), and Bloodletter (BSF).


Stream of consciousness ideas (I do this, trust me):
Rogue (Unchained?)
Gunslinger (Bolt Ace archetype)
Maybe one of the Occult classes except I don't like playing spellcasters...
Soulknife, I'll need to dig through my official soulknife splatbooks.  DSP keeps releasing more...


Eiji, have you looked at the Spheres of Power system?  If so, opinion?  If not, don't worry about it, I've got plenty of other ideas for submissions.

I'll be adjusting this list when I get home, expect this post to be edited.



Before I go too crazy, how crazy/bizarre is the current party?  I don't want to go overboard with weirdness if I get the urge to be weird.
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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2016, 10:00:34 PM »
Well... given the nature of the campaign, I don't think too weird is a problem. :P Although, there is certainly some appeal to being the "normal" people surrounded by madness, but... I think we're already too far gone for that. Even the "normal" PCs in the party are weird sommehow (my character is almost certainly delusional and is definitely a sadist despite being the party "healer", the dwarf is an extremely greedy communist, and the 3rd is basically a cannibal). And that's not counting the now NPC sentient spider, and the pious intelligent anthropomorphic rat swarm which seems to worship Thoon...
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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 11:03:14 PM »
My ideas (if two players are acceptable since Bhu has dibs):

Soulknife with the Psychic Armory archetype (I'll be surrounded by floating weapons with which to skewer people, ranged support dude).

Spheres of Power system character maybe if it's allowed.

I can't find anything else that calls to me that wouldn't be stepping on existing party members toes.  (Although Horror Adventures wrote a barbarian archetype just for me!)
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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2016, 12:43:22 AM »
If you want to be a frontline type, my dorf ranger is going more circus act than BSF in having a bunch of animal sidekicks.

Ranger->Deepwarden->Beastmaster->Some 3rd PrC for a flying hippo, etc etc. :P
Leadership to take an awakened animal companion as a cohort and then make a new animal companion  :D

Not a very good frontline, but I've been standing there so far. Hell, I'm on 14 AC for another whole 2 levels (Till 7 -_-') not counting possible minor armor upgrades.

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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2016, 11:58:04 AM »
I'm happy with my options of ranged or weird, thanks though! 

The barbarian archetype would be filling a role that we already have (it turns your rage into effectively a lycanthropic transformation, I'm in love with it right now but the group doesn't need that even if it would fit in with the rest of the weirdness).

I'll hold off on any more planning until it's determined if Eiji has space for me and what is ruling is on the Spheres of Power system is.

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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2016, 12:19:55 AM »
I'm holding out for a game where I can play a Flameskull whose goal is to save up enough money to rebuild the orphanage he (allegedly!) burned down himself.  :lmao

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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2016, 11:49:02 PM »
Eiji, have you looked at the Spheres of Power system?  If so, opinion?  If not, don't worry about it, I've got plenty of other ideas for submissions.

Ah, I return.  And I am not familiar with Spheres of Power.  What is that?

Oh yeah, on the party makeup.  While the spider warlock seems to be out, about the pious talking rats: Technically Drosselmeyer (or any NPC whose levels equal yours) can be recruited if you see fit.  That won't necessarily happen on its own, but I wanted to let you know that's a thing you can do.  At the moment though, he's just an NPC and not part of the party.

If you're wondering, he's a truenamer.  My rebuilt truenamer.  Little sneaky bit of DM Information; sometimes I use NPCs, enemy and ally, to test out my homebrew classes and systems to see how they hold up.  Well enough it seems, since now I have another player in a different game playing one.

Anyway, random trivia because I'm feeling talkative.
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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2016, 10:51:21 AM »
Eiji, have you looked at the Spheres of Power system?  If so, opinion?  If not, don't worry about it, I've got plenty of other ideas for submissions.

Ah, I return.  And I am not familiar with Spheres of Power.  What is that?


It's got a wiki.

It's an alternative magic system (with it's own attack/defenses called Magic Skill Bonus and Magic Skill Defense, my assumption is that you'd just scrap those).


Basic Rundown

No verbal or somatic components for sphere abilities (like psionics).  All sphere abilities are grouped into spheres based around a common theme (weather, light, mind, nature, etc) with some abilities existing to combine spheres.  There are high, mid, and low casters (like vancian casting has full casters and then classes like Beguiler.)

Abilities are point based, although you'll always have something to do even if you're out of points (that something might not be useful.)  Example: The Creation Sphere lets you repair and damage objects with a touch at no cost.  Spell points are pooled for all classes, this makes multiclassing between sphere classes viable.

An overview of the system is here.

I'm not set on playing a spheres of power character so if you don't want to deal with a new system right now I can go soulknife.

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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2016, 05:36:12 PM »
Eiji, have you looked at the Spheres of Power system?  If so, opinion?  If not, don't worry about it, I've got plenty of other ideas for submissions.

Ah, I return.  And I am not familiar with Spheres of Power.  What is that?


It's got a wiki.

It's an alternative magic system (with it's own attack/defenses called Magic Skill Bonus and Magic Skill Defense, my assumption is that you'd just scrap those).

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I'm not set on playing a spheres of power character so if you don't want to deal with a new system right now I can go soulknife.

Ah I see.  Yeah, probably not if only because I don't know it.  That said I'll look over it eventually, thanks for the link.

Going vanilla soulknife or one of the rebuilds of it?  I'll help you with any fluff you like!
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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2016, 09:42:00 PM »
No worries, I can understand not wanting to relearn a system.

Pathfinder soulknife!  With an archetype that's not in the srd.  I don't know how accurate this is because I'm too lazy to compare it to the book but it give you the idea.  I'm a psychic armory.

This isn't central to my idea, but have you looked through Path of War?  If not, no worries.  I can do fine without it.
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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2016, 10:55:20 PM »
Wow... that's such an awesome archetype...
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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2016, 01:34:04 AM »
No worries, I can understand not wanting to relearn a system.

Pathfinder soulknife!  With an archetype that's not in the srd.  I don't know how accurate this is because I'm too lazy to compare it to the book but it give you the idea.  I'm a psychic armory.

This isn't central to my idea, but have you looked through Path of War?  If not, no worries.  I can do fine without it.

Learning a new class is much easier than learning a new system.  Looks solid, I'll allow it.  What book is this from?  Was this Path of War? Derp it's right there, Psionics Augmented.  Anyway, looks good.

I haven't read Path of War but I've heard of it, and if I recall nothing abnormal in there.  Go for it.
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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2016, 01:39:44 AM »
I just checked the full listing of the archetype that I linked, the actual archetype doesn't grant manifesting.  That's been granted by the High Psionics variant which is noted in the top if you're like me and read all the soulknife books that get released.

I'll probably be passing on the Path of War stuff, there's too many fun things to spend my feats on already with the Soulknife.  I'll get a build up in the next couple of days for approval.

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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2016, 01:45:33 AM »
Woop woop!

Any idea on backstory?  You get some weapon proficiency perks depending where you hail from.  It's nothing too big, but probably a nice little boon.
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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2016, 11:31:43 AM »
Not yet, I'll have to look at the Strata fluff you posted, I've only glanced at it.

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Re: Reopening Strata: Round 2
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2016, 12:04:42 PM »
Is the party still Level 5?  What continent/country are they in?  I assume that I'll be marked as well?

Edit: Apparently this is the first Pathfinder character I'll have made on these boards, I had to make a Pathfinder character sheet template.  That surprised me.
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