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Delve #5 plans

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Since encounter #2 is winding down on Delve #4, thought I would open this thread up for all you brave souls who want to design yet another PC. Since Gary and I are not DMing currently, we thought we would do the next 2 delves, and he voted me in for this one. We have some time, as the current delve will probably go through the end of the year, but never too early to plan the next one, especially since I am bored at work today. ;)

So far, I know Gary is playing. Who else is in?

For gold, we thought we would do it a little differently. Each character should start with 1 level 6 item, 1 level 5 item, 1 level 4 item, and gold equal to another level 4 item, so 840 gold. This is the default for building characters over level 1 in the CB.
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I think that Viktor had claimed delve 5 before.
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If he wants it, it's all his. I just figured he wouldn't want to DM a delve and PoL concurrently. I haven't even looked at it yet, and won't until I hear back from Viktor.
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« Last edit by Jonathan Berg on Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:44 am. »
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Yes, I had "claimed it" a while ago, but I can just as easily relinquish it too. I had a scan through the delve three months or so ago, but have not read it closely. My thought in signing up for it was that I could run at least one, maybe two more delves before DMing Points of Light. Alas, delves 2 and 4 have been taking a lot longer than anticipated.

Emily can correct me if this assumption is wrong, but I imagine I will be getting PLENTY of DMing experience very quickly once my campaign starts, much more than one or two extra delves in fact.

So, Jon, if you want to run delve 5, that's fine by me. Especially since it probably would be better not to start a delve AND a campaign simultaneously. Having said that, as usual, I would be glad to play as either Alysandra, Zrith, or Mika. I truly can't recall any details of the delve, but if the group would rather have me sit this one out, that's fine with me too.
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No need for you to sit out at all.

Ok, so I will DM it. For sure playing are Viktor and Gary, PCs to be determined.
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As Jon said, I'm totally in. I also have no problem with Viktor playing. Briefly looking at the delve three months ago won't be a big deal.

I haven't decided yet what I'll play, but I know three things:

1 - I'll continue my habit of a new PC per delve.

2 - I'll try something haven't played and am not playing or about to play here or EN World (so no warlock, rogue, sorcerer, artificer, druid, paladin, bard, swordmage, or seeker).

3 - I'm not going to worry about party composition when choosing my PC. If we go without a a leader and have three strikers, I'm not going to let it bother me. :)
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I'll be in. Not sure what I will try. Most likely is probably Elinar again, but I may go with an eladrin feylock.
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garyh wrote
2 - I'll try something haven't played and am not playing or about to play here or EN World (so no warlock, rogue, sorcerer, artificer, druid, paladin, bard, swordmage, or seeker).


So that leaves fighter, ranger, warlord, wizard, monk, psion, assassin, warden, shaman (although you had that dwarf in FR), avenger, barbarian, and cleric. Wow! That's quite a lot left unplayed, with more on the way next year. Somehow I thought you'd gone through more. ;)

If I change my mind and do create a new character, it will be a druid.
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You forgot invoker, too, Viktor. Haven't played on of them, either. :)
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Ooooh! Invoker! You reminded me of an idea I had for an invoker a while back when I was itching to play a controller (now I've got bumbling Alfred). Maybe druid, invoker, Mika, Alysandra, or Zrith then. If I play Mika, then nobody else needs to play a leader role with all the healing she can dole out. Just keep her alive.
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My vote is always for people to use combinations we have never used. I just sent you all a chart of all of the race/class/build combos and which we have used. This does not include hybrids, which would make for waaaaaay too many columns.
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I dunno, I think the fact that we haven't had any gnome hybrid barbarian-warlords is pretty important. ;)
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Ishara, or any future PCs, are out for me, at least until I want back in. Just letting you all know =)
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Viktor wrote
Ooooh! Invoker! You reminded me of an idea I had for an invoker a while back when I was itching to play a controller (now I've got bumbling Alfred). Maybe druid, invoker, Mika, Alysandra, or Zrith then. If I play Mika, then nobody else needs to play a leader role with all the healing she can dole out. Just keep her alive.


Am also considering playing a psion.
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Today's release, the Ardent (Psionic Leader) also looks pretty fun.
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Jonathan Berg wrote
Today's release, the Ardent (Psionic Leader) also looks pretty fun.


Yeah, I was looking at that last night. Definitely interesting.
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garyh wrote
Jonathan Berg wrote
Today's release, the Ardent (Psionic Leader) also looks pretty fun.


Yeah, I was looking at that last night. Definitely interesting.


Ardent looks A-W-E-S-O-M-E. If Gary doesn't play one then I will. I thought it would be good try out out both psion and ardent before PHB3 comes out so we can test the augmented powers rules.
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I'm all for the two of us splitting psion and ardent, Viktor. I'll look when the builder updates and play with level 5 versions of each.
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I couldn't resist last night and dabbled with level 5 psion way later than was good for me. There seems to be a lot versatility with multiple at-wills and the option to augment them two different ways. Each at-will has essentially three variations and at level 5 you have three at-wills (so nine variations), one utility, and two dailys. The at-wills just keep on increasing with levels. Lots of tactical options.

I also created a summoning druid. At level 5 he has two dailys, so two summons. That means he could theorecialy incrrease the party size by two creatures that can act independently, since druid summons have an automatic instinctive action when not given a commmand.

Will play one of those two I think, but if you play an ardent I'll play a psion so we can better play-test the augment system and discuss.
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I just got the builder patch. Ardent experimenting ahoy! :)
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So I'm going to play one of these two characters for Delve 5:

http://garyh.net/SrivathVediya-KalashtarArdent5.pdf

http://garyh.net/KhemaelTalavos-TieflingPsion5.pdf

Choices, choices...
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The psion I made last night is a little different. Can't remember the details right now. Psion has a great feat that allows you to use Distract and Send Thoughts twice per encounter.

I like your greatspear Ardent. I see you skipped the level one somethiing shield at-will, which I also would have.

You might want to consider splitting your main attributes 20/18 instead of 19/19. After all, every time we start a new delve you essentially re-create the character.
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Good point, Viktor. That's a little bit of metathinking, but it's a good idea, and it's just a delve. I'll probably aim for 19/17 at level 1, then.
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Ok. So far, we have:

Gary - Kalashtar Ardent (Leader)
Viktor - Psion or Summoning Druid (Controllers)
Josh - ???
My friend Jasmine - Dragonborn Cosmic Sorcerer (Striker)

I think I have 2 other people to play in this game, as well, who I will be speaking with this weekend. And Ari wants to play. That will give us a nice big 7 PC party. It is looking like mid-January-ish for this delve to start, so we have plenty of time.
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I may go psion and give Viktor the ardent. Either way, Viktor and I are covering leader and controller with an ardent and a psion or druid.

I'll see if I can decide today. ;)
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