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    Pixie in the Playground

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    So I've built a Pixie Bard for our new 4e campaign, but the DM has been generous and given us 300gp to spend.

    After essentials (armour, sheild, sword, wand, adventure's kit) what should I buy? Healing potions?

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    Healing potions are always a great backup plan. Consider Cure Light Wounds potions from Mordenkainen's - they're only 20 gp, and cure 1d8+1 damage for the cost of a surge. So if you have 100 free gold, you can get 5 of these or 2 normal healing potions.

    Usually 1d8+1 is fine; the main purpose of healing potions (IME) is either reviving an unconscious ally who's already used their Second Wind, or getting your Leader back up so they can work their healing.

    Importantly, if you're bloodied and out of surges, they heal this amount anyway, surge-less.


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    I second healing potions/potions of cure light wounds.

    For melee weapon users, there are "Augmenting Whetstones" which use you on your weapon, then get a bonus for the rest of the encounter. Effects include: ongoing 2 acid damage (save ends) or 2 thunder damage to nearby enemies (but not the original target). 100gp a pop, but they can be encounter-changers at low level.

    mounts are a risky and silly prospect, but "Giant lizard, draft" is apprently only 200gp, mobile and a hefty fighter (and as a pixie, you can talk to it!)
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    Does that convert into 2000 cp?

    Seriously, though, I belive that anything you gain at this level will become obsolete soon enough, so consumable items are your best shot here. So if you grab a whetstone, a pop of healing potions, and normal gear, that should do you well enough.
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    I would buy nothing, then wait until I collect 60 gp more in-game, then buy a Magic Wand +1 (or sword +1, whichever you use more).

    A healing potion is a nice emergency measure. Those whetstones should not be available at first level, but even if they are I would prefer a permanent bonus to a one-shot item.
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    300g is 1,500 drinks of ale.

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    Buy 300GP of adventuring equipment, mark it up slightly, and sell it at the entrance to a dungeon!

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    Buy a giant lizard (draft). Who needs a defender?

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