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Welcome all!

I thought we could maybe move all of the character discussing, levelling up ideas, guild thoughts, and general ideas about how to conduct our delves to this thread. Whether or not we want to work with the guild idea and flesh it out can be discussed here too. It really seems to be mostly a framework in which we can rotate characters and DM's, so we never have to expand on it if nobody wants to.

I was also thinking that eventually we could each have our own topic to post our character stat blocks, once players start having more than one character (I'm putting my money on Gary being the first). That might make it easier for everyone to keep track of their heroes and heroines. For those of you that have just joined DeadGoblins, you can adapt the stat blocks from our current Scales adventure "Umbraforge".
« Last edit by Viktor on Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:49 pm. »
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Thanks, Viktor! And nice choice of picture.

I like the guild idea. Since we'll be rotating chracters, and the adventures won't be a path, it's much easier to incorporate than if our PCs are all old friends looking to slay the dragon that destroyed our village. Rotating PCs and random adventures make no sense in that context.

I'm starting to lean most towards bard. Maybe tiefling, maybe dragonborn. Have to play with the character builder this evening.
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Salazar Miller - Human Sorcerer 24 - Scales of War
Azad Halim al'Zahir - Tiefling Battlemind|Paladin 7 - Points of Light
Khavak'aashta - Half-Orc Thief 5 - Eberron
Dwimmerlaik - Revenant Hexblade 2 - Dark Campaign
« Last edit by Gary on Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:52 pm. »
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Thanks to all for setting this up.

I am still open to waiting for everyone else to choose character before filling it in, but right now, I would lean toward a Goliath Barbarian. (Therefore the pic I hope worked.)

If someone else wants the Barbarian, let me know and I will change.
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Welcome to DeadGoblins Jonathan. Your picture speaks a thousand words as to what your character will be like. I think it's okay if you guys have overlapping characters. Heck, you could even be a party of six barbarians if you'd like (wonder what the average IQ would be)! You can always switch characters next delve.
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I love the avatar Jonathan. You should stick with it.
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Edeya - Githzerai Seeker - Points of Light
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I think I will be an Eladrin Star Pact Warlock for my level 1 character. I already have the character sheet, so I might as well.
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Mal Geminous - Tiefling Warlord, Scales of War
Corydimbiddle - Gnome Artificer, Points of Light
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I'm going to be going with Khorvan Silverscale, a Dragonborn Bard. He'll have the Virtue of Valor, and be more of a melee type.

Full character PDF here:

http://garyh.net/Khorvan1.pdf

...and a summary here:

Khorvan Silverscale, level 1
Dragonborn, Bard
Bardic Virtue: Virtue of Valor

FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 13, Con 16, Dex 8, Int 13, Wis 10, Cha 18.

STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 11, Con 16, Dex 8, Int 13, Wis 10, Cha 16.


AC: 17 Fort: 13 Reflex: 13 Will: 15
HP: 28 Surges: 10 Surge Value: 10

TRAINED SKILLS
Arcana +6, Perception +5, Diplomacy +9, History +8, Intimidate +11

UNTRAINED SKILLS
Acrobatics -1, Bluff +5, Dungeoneering +1, Endurance +3, Heal +1, Insight +1, Nature +1, Religion +2, Stealth -1, Streetwise +5, Thievery -1, Athletics +1

FEATS
Bard: Ritual Caster
Level 1: Focused Expertise (Longsword)

POWERS
Bard at-will 1: Misdirected Mark
Bard at-will 1: Guiding Strike
Bard daily 1: Slayer's Song
Bard encounter 1: Shout of Triumph

ITEMS
Ritual Book, Longsword, Javelin (2), Dagger, Chainmail, Light Shield, Adventurer's Kit, Alchemical Reagents (Arcana) (10)
RITUALS
Traveler's Chant, Comprehend Language
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Salazar Miller - Human Sorcerer 24 - Scales of War
Azad Halim al'Zahir - Tiefling Battlemind|Paladin 7 - Points of Light
Khavak'aashta - Half-Orc Thief 5 - Eberron
Dwimmerlaik - Revenant Hexblade 2 - Dark Campaign
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No character sheet yet, but here is my Star Pact Warlock

Gossamer, level 1
Eladrin Warlock
Warlock Pact: Star

FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 8, Con 16, Dex 11, Int 16, Wis 10, Cha 16.

STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 8, Con 16, Dex 9, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 16.

AC: 15 Fort: 13 Reflex: 14 Will: 16
HP: 28 Surges: 9 Surge Value: 7

TRAINED SKILLS
Arcana +10, Bluff +8, History +10, Nature +5, Religion +8

UNTRAINED SKILLS
Acrobatics 0, Athletics -1, Diplomacy +3, Dungeoneering 0, Endurance +3, Heal 0, Insight 0, Intimidate +3, Perception 0, Stealth 0, Streetwise +3, Thievery 0

FEATS
Longsword Proficiency
Extra Skill
Trance
Level 1: Improved Fate of the Void

POWERS
Warlock At-Will 1: Eldritch Blast
Warlock At-Will 1: Dire Radiance
Warlock Encounter 1: Dreadful Word
Eladrin Encounter: Fey Step
Warlock Daily 1: Dread Star

ITEMS
Longsword, Leather Armor, some other things I haven't yet looked at
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Mal Geminous - Tiefling Warlord, Scales of War
Corydimbiddle - Gnome Artificer, Points of Light
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Thanks, Gary and Josh. Together with Jonathan's character we now have:

Goliath Barbarian
Eladrin Warlock (star pact)
Dragonborn Bard (virtue of valor)

Thanks also for posting your character stats for everyone to see while working on their own characters. Before we start playing, Gary or I can enter all the characters into the DnD Insider character builder and distribute PDF's.
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Slight change, as I went away from the Goliath.

Gal-Uk, level 1
Half-Orc, Barbarian
Feral Might: Thaneborn Triumph

FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 18, Con 14, Dex 14, Int 8, Wis 11, Cha 14.

STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 16, Con 14, Dex 12, Int 8, Wis 11, Cha 14.


AC: 15 Fort: 16 Reflex: 13 Will: 12 (Factoring in Barbarian Agility for AC and Reflex)
HP: 29 Surges: 7 Surge Value: 10

TRAINED SKILLS
Athletics +9, Endurance +9, Nature +5

UNTRAINED SKILLS
Acrobatics +2, Arcana -1, Bluff +2, Dungeoneering +0, Heal +0, History -1, Insight +0, Intimidate +4, Perception +0, Religion -1, Stealth +2, Streetwise +2, Thievery +2

FEATS
Level 1: Powerful Charge

POWERS
Barbarian at-will 1: Howling Strike
Barbarian at-will 1: Pressing Strike
Barbarian encounter 1: Avalanche Strike
Barbarian daily 1: Swift Panther Rage

ITEMS
Leather Armor, Greataxe, Adventurer's Kit, Battleaxe, Handaxe (2) - Hey, a guy can never have too many axes ;)
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After speaking with Gary, changing feat to Weapon Focus (Axe) and replacing leather armor with hide.
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Here's Jonathan's character...

Full character PDF here:

http://garyh.net/Gal-Uk.pdf

...and a summary here:

Gal-Uk, level 1
Half-Orc, Barbarian
Feral Might: Thaneborn Triumph

FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 18, Con 14, Dex 14, Int 8, Wis 11, Cha 14.

STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 16, Con 14, Dex 12, Int 8, Wis 11, Cha 14.


AC: 16 Fort: 16 Reflex: 13 Will: 12
HP: 29 Surges: 10 Surge Value: 7

TRAINED SKILLS
Nature +5, Athletics +8, Endurance +8

UNTRAINED SKILLS
Acrobatics +1, Arcana -1, Bluff +2, Diplomacy +2, Dungeoneering, Heal, History -1, Insight, Intimidate +4, Perception, Religion -1, Stealth +1, Streetwise +2, Thievery +1

FEATS
Level 1: Weapon Focus (Axe)

POWERS
Barbarian at-will 1: Howling Strike
Barbarian at-will 1: Pressing Strike
Barbarian daily 1: Swift Panther Rage
Barbarian encounter 1: Avalanche Strike

ITEMS
Adventurer's Kit, Hide Armor, Greataxe, Battleaxe, Handaxe (2)
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Salazar Miller - Human Sorcerer 24 - Scales of War
Azad Halim al'Zahir - Tiefling Battlemind|Paladin 7 - Points of Light
Khavak'aashta - Half-Orc Thief 5 - Eberron
Dwimmerlaik - Revenant Hexblade 2 - Dark Campaign
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Hey Guys,
I'm excited to start playing with everyone. Thanks to everyone for setting this up and helping me get started. This is my first time playing D&D so I hope to learn and have fun, but please be patient with me if I'm a bit slow. I'm pretty sure I'm going to roll a dragon-borne fighter. I have the character builder demo and I was going to use it create this character. I'll post again when I have my character finished.
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Sounds good, Ari. Dragonborn make good fighters (Marek's playing a dragonborn fighter in the other game here on Dead Goblins).

Let me (or Viktor or Jon) know if you have any questions!
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Salazar Miller - Human Sorcerer 24 - Scales of War
Azad Halim al'Zahir - Tiefling Battlemind|Paladin 7 - Points of Light
Khavak'aashta - Half-Orc Thief 5 - Eberron
Dwimmerlaik - Revenant Hexblade 2 - Dark Campaign
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So maybe this is a dumb question, but how do i upload a Jpg for my avatar when I post?
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You can upload a pic to http://tinypic.com/ and then use the link provided in your control panel here.
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Salazar Miller - Human Sorcerer 24 - Scales of War
Azad Halim al'Zahir - Tiefling Battlemind|Paladin 7 - Points of Light
Khavak'aashta - Half-Orc Thief 5 - Eberron
Dwimmerlaik - Revenant Hexblade 2 - Dark Campaign
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Khorvan Silverscale, level 1
Dragonborn, Fighter


FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 18, Con 16, Dex 8, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 14.

STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 16, Con 16, Dex 8, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 14.


AC: 18 Fort: 16 Reflex: 12 Will: 12
HP: 31 Surges: 10 Surge Value: 12

TRAINED SKILLS
Athletics +9, Endurance +9, Intimidate +9

UNTRAINED SKILLS
Acrobatics -1, Arcana +1, Bluff +2, Diplomacy +2, Dungeoneering, Heal, History +3, Insight, Nature, Perception, Religion +1, Stealth -1, Streetwise +2, Thievery -1
FEATS
Level 1: Weapon focus (Hammer)

POWERS
Fighter at-will 1: Tide of Iron
Fighter at-will 1: Brash Strike
Fighter daily 1: Villain's Menace
Fighter encounter 1: Covering attack
Dragonborn encounter 1: Dragon breath (strength, acid)

ITEMS
Adventurer's kit, scale armor, light shield, warhammer, 2 throwing hammers
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Fighter talent: one-handed weapon talent
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The party thus far:

"Gal-Uk" - Half-Orc Barbarian (Jonathan)
"Gossamer" - Eladrin Warlock (Josh)
"Khorvan Silverscale" - Dragonborn Bard (Gary)
"Khorvan Silverscale" - Dragonborn Fighter (Ari)

So far so good. Looks like we even have a pair of dragonborn twins in the group ;)

If it's alright with you Ari, could you please change the name of your Dragonborn fighter or somehow convince Gary to change his bard's name. Things could get a little confusing otherwise.

I think we're still waiting for one or two more players before starting. Also, could each of you please email me the picture file that you will be using for your avatar (vpmoser@yahoo.com). That way I can try what Emily does in our battles, using mini images as character tokens. Gary, Mal, if you want to pick a new avatar image to use as tokens for battles, please send them to me. Otherwise I can use the pics of "Mal" and "Salazar".

It's entirely possible that we may begin playing this weekend or sometime next week. My Saturday is looking to be very busy away from home, so Sunday would be the earliest for me.
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Busted! Yeah I copied and pasted Gary's post and edited it to match my info. Apparently, I forgot to change the name's to protect the innocent...Yeah. So, my character's real name is Arjhan. Sorry, Gary.
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I was actually just thinking about changing my Warlock to another race (I have a plan for a different Eladrin Warlock). What are some good warlock races in PHB2?
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Mal Geminous - Tiefling Warlord, Scales of War
Corydimbiddle - Gnome Artificer, Points of Light
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If you're still going for the star pact, then you need charisma, intelligence, and constitution as your main attibutes. Constitution I think is the primary, followed by charisma. You could try playing with gnome or goliath from PHB2, although there isn't a race with both constitution and charisma bonuses in PHB2 . By the way, have you considered looking into the vestige pact build from arcan power? It's pretty cool, but kind of complex. I suggest playing with the character builder as the easiest way to experiment.
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Gnomes have Cha and Int, which is great for Fey or Dark warlocks.
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Salazar Miller - Human Sorcerer 24 - Scales of War
Azad Halim al'Zahir - Tiefling Battlemind|Paladin 7 - Points of Light
Khavak'aashta - Half-Orc Thief 5 - Eberron
Dwimmerlaik - Revenant Hexblade 2 - Dark Campaign
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I don't have a blank character builder sheet and I would rather stay with the star pact for now. Races from a book I don't have are easier to deal with since they don't change by level.
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Mal Geminous - Tiefling Warlord, Scales of War
Corydimbiddle - Gnome Artificer, Points of Light
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I'd suggest with star pact, take a race with a Con bonus and just focus on Con powers (Dire Radiance is Con) and not worry about Cha powers. You can take infernal or vestige powers to have more Con options.

Goliaths are the only Con race in PHB 2.
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Salazar Miller - Human Sorcerer 24 - Scales of War
Azad Halim al'Zahir - Tiefling Battlemind|Paladin 7 - Points of Light
Khavak'aashta - Half-Orc Thief 5 - Eberron
Dwimmerlaik - Revenant Hexblade 2 - Dark Campaign

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