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    Didn’t you just hit a 29 intimidate?

    Anyway like I said, I’m good if you are Riz. As long as you guys are ok with the relative power balance between your two characters.

    The stronger you two are in absolute terms, the more you will be able to beat on appropriate CR encounters, but it also means I’ll be scaling up the credible threats and the strength of the individuals and organizations who run the show to make things interesting.
    That's fine with me. And more Cha is for casting stuff, like Jeriah said. All his save DCs, except breath weapon, are Cha based.
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    With combat over, I'm going to be adding the draconic template and blue dragon bloodline as suggested by Jeriah. I'm also going to adjust his build slightly, now that I've played him a bit to see what does and doesn't work the way I expected.

    Because this change gives him +3 racial bonus to strength, I'm going to redistribute his points such that his final Str doesn't change. Instead, those points will be going into Cha. Still 32 point buy, but he's going to have 17 Cha now instead of 11. Going from 16, 10, 18, 12, 8, 11 to 16, 10, 20, 12, 8, 17. While I do expect him to melee quite a bit, I definitely want him to be a viable caster. That's really only going to change hit points, save DCs, and some social rolls. I considered leaving Con at 18, which would give a 19 Cha, but I decided against that.

    Other than ignoring some of his options due to his low Cha in this last fight, I was quite happy with the way Rabi performed and am quite excited to continue this game.

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    Male Draconic AzurinMoI Dragon ShamanAVB 6 // TotemistMoI 2/IncarnateMoI 3/SwordsageToB 1
    NE Medium Humanoid (Human, Incarnum, Dragonblood)
    Initiative -5; Senses Darkvision 60 ft.; Low-Light Vision; Listen +3; Spot +1
    Languages Common, Draconic
    AC 23 T 10 FF 23; Fort +12 Ref +7 Will +8
    –Masterwork Mithral Full Plate (+8)
    –Natural (+5)
    Speed 30 ft., Fly 30 ft. (Average)
    BAB +6 Grapple +9
    –Breath Weapon [4d6 Electricity (Ref DC18 half)]0
    –+1 Sphinx Claw [+11 (1d8+4 | x2)]
    – Draconic Claw [+9 (1d6+3 | x2)]
    Swordsage Maneuvers
    –IL
    4; Readied 4; Maneuvers & Stances Known:
    2nd – Claw at the MoonR, Shadow Jaunt
    1st – Wolf Fang StrikeR, Sudden LeapE, Mighty Throw, Steel WindE
    –R This maneuver is currently readied.
    Stances – Step of the Wind†
    –† This stance is currently active.
    hp 80 (6 HD)
    Immune frightful presence, sleep, paralysis
    Resist Electricity 10

    Strength- 16 -(+3)
    Dexterity- 10 -(+0)
    Constitution- 20 -(+5)
    Intelligence- 12 -(+1)
    Wisdom- 8 -(-1)
    Charisma- 17 -(+3)

    Dragon Shaman (Blue)
    –CL:
    6; Draconic Aura: +2; Breath Weapon: 3d6 Electricity
    –Active Aura: Hoard Sense

    Dragonpacts
    • Tyrant of the Desert Sun – silent image 3/day, blur 1/day

    Aura Effect
    Hoard Sense +2Χ Appraise. Detect Coins/Metals/Gems.
    Arcane Vigor Fast healing 1Χ up to 1/2 max hp.
    Dragonfire Breath +Χd6. +Χ energy to weapon damage.
    Arcane Insight +Decipher Script,Knowledge,Spellcraft. Read magic, detect magic
    Shamanic Invocation Gain a least draconic invocation. (Draconic Knowledge)

    Incarnate Meldshaping
    –CL
    3; Soulmelds: 3; Essentia: 4; Binds: 1
    Totemist Meldshaping
    –CL
    2; Soulmelds: 3; Essentia: 2; Binds: 1
    Additional Meldshaping Feats: Open Least Chakra (Hands)
    Chakra Soulmeld E Effect
    Incarnate Soulmelds
    Soul Necrocarnum Shroud 0 +1 Atk/Dmg if living creature hurt
    Crown Elder Spirit (Bound) 3 +4+2E Int|Karc|Khis|UMD; immune FriPre/sle/para
    Brow Truthseeker Goggles 0 +2+2E GI|Sea|SM
    Hands Lightning Gauntlets (Bound) 0 (1+E)d6 elec to weapon 1/rnd
    Totemist Soulmelds
    Throat Brass Mane 2 +4+2E Intimidate
    Hands Sphinx Claws (Totem) 1 +E Str checks/Str skill checks|+E Claws
    Waist Wormtail Belt (Item) 0 +2+E Nat AC

    Feats: Race – Necrocarnum Acolyte, Flaw – Dragon Wings, Flaw – Draconic Toughness, HD1 – Draconic Knowledge, DS1 – Draconic Heritage (Blue), DS2 – Draconic Claw, HD3 – Knowledge Devotion, DS3 – Blue Dragon Lineage, Blood – Alertness, Swo1 – Weapon Focus (Tiger Claw), HD6 – Open Least Chakra (Hands), DS6 – Improved Dragon Wings
    –Flaws: Shaky, Unreactive

    Possessions: Dragon Spirit Cincture, 500 gp
    Skill Total Ranks
    Appraise +5 0
    Bluff +10 5
    Decipher Script +2 1
    Diplomacy +5 0
    Gather Information +5 0
    Intimidate +23 0
    Jump +13 1
    Knowledge (arcana) +27 5
    Knowledge (architecture and engineering) +13 1
    Knowledge (dungeoneering) +13 1
    Knowledge (geography) +13 1
    Knowledge (history) +23 1
    Knowledge (local) +13 1
    Knowledge (nature) +13 1
    Knowledge (nobility and royalty) +13 1
    Knowledge (psionics) +13 1
    Knowledge (religion) +17 5
    Knowledge (the planes) +13 1
    Listen +3 0
    Search +3 0
    Sense Motive +4 3
    Spellcraft +16 9
    Spot +1 0
    Use Magic Device +14 1



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    Starting Ability Scores: (32 pt. buy)
    Str 13 (+3), Dex 10, Con 17 (+2), Int 12, Wis 8, Cha 15 (+2)

    Class BAB Fort Ref Will Feats Special Bloodline
    1 Dragon Shaman 1 Totemist 1 +1
    +2
    +2
    +2
    Race – Necrocarnum Acolyte
    Flaw – Dragon Wings
    Flaw – Draconic Toughness
    HD1 – Draconic Knowledge
    DS1 – Draconic Heritage (Blue)
    Draconic aura +1, draconic arcana, dragon patron Wild empathy, illiteracy –
    2 Dragon Shaman 2 Incarnate 1 +2
    +4
    +2
    +4
    DS2 – Draconic Claw Breath weapon, draconic adaptation Aura, detect opposition +2 Bluff
    3 Dragon Shaman 3 Incarnate 2 +3
    +5
    +3
    +5
    HD3 – Knowledge Devotion
    DS3 – Blue Dragon Lineage
    Draconic lineage Chakra bind (crown) –
    4 Dragon Shaman 4 Incarnate 3 +4
    +6
    +4
    +6
    Blood – Alertness Draconic resolve, energy resistance, Alertness Expanded soulmeld capacity +1, incarnum radiance 1/day Alertness
    5 Dragon Shaman 5 Swordsage 1 +5
    +6
    +6
    +8
    Swo1 – Weapon Focus (Tiger Claw) Draconic aura +2 Quick to act +1, discipline focus (Weapon Focus) –
    6 Dragon Shaman 6 Totemist 2 +6/+1
    +7
    +7
    +9
    HD6 – Open Least Chakra (Hands)
    DS6 – Improved Dragon Wings
    Dragonpact, draconic adaptation, Strength +1 Totem chakra bind (+1 capacity) Strength +1


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    Cool update the original character post.

    Jeriah, please put together a 5 step background like Riz did. Happy to work together on backstory once I get up to speed on this weird monster race thing..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundercracker View Post
    Cool update the original character post.
    Done

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    Jeriah, please put together a 5 step background like Riz did. Happy to work together on backstory once I get up to speed on this weird monster race thing..
    It's not that weird. It's just a class that's mandatory to take the full levels in as a member of that race, and some of those levels are LA instead of HD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rizban View Post
    Done

    It's not that weird. It's just a class that's mandatory to take the full levels in as a member of that race, and some of those levels are LA instead of HD.
    I meant the race itself is weird. Some kind of shadow genie thing. I need to wrap my head around it and figure out how it fits into the setting... after I do my taxes.
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    Updated Assets. Updated NPC list.

    Edit: I read the khayal thing in tome of magic and there's not much there so we can pretty much play it how we want and I'll create some history for why there's a shadow genie sitting around in the desert ruins of a collapsed empire.

    How do we want to incorporate the plane of shadow requirement, which is pretty central to the monster? Seeing as were talking about a genie, I'm thinking Rabi finds a magic lamp with a bit of the shadow plane stuck inside of it. Jeriah's character has to go into it to rest every day, which mechanically will be the same as sleeping. Just a cool bit of fluff for playing a freakin' genie. Maybe not a lamp, too clichι. Thoughts?
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    Very generically, my background thoughts were her being imprisoned by someone in the arcane empire (Sha'ir maybe?) with the intention of farming her wishes. Guy didn't realize at the time that her genie type can't cast wish. When the guy found out, he discarded her vessel, callously leaving her trapped for however long between then and now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeriah View Post
    Very generically, my background thoughts were her being imprisoned by someone in the arcane empire (Sha'ir maybe?) with the intention of farming her wishes. Guy didn't realize at the time that her genie type can't cast wish. When the guy found out, he discarded her vessel, callously leaving her trapped for however long between then and now.
    Works for me. Would be good if you had some time being held by another between now and then so you can complete the 5 steps.

    Riz, your post in IC.
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    Hey, Riz, are you still following this thread? I've tried contacting you all the other ways I know with no luck. You doing okay?
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    Sorry about disappearing like that. My grandfather passed away, as did two of my good friends, each within a week of the last. I was also in a fairly serious wreck not long after all that and have been recovering from that. The guy who hit me literally tore the front completely off of my truck. Losing so many important people followed by a serious wreck, which could have easily killed me if things had gone just slightly differently, really put me in a dark place for a bit. But, I'm finally starting to get back to normal now.

    It has not been a good two months.
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    Suck. No worries about vanishing, hopefully things turn around for you.
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    Huh. Would you look at that... A natural 1 and a natural 20 in the same post.
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    I'm starting up a game as DM, if you're interested.
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    Riz! I'm so sorry! *hugs!*

    I'm so glad you're okay though. I was worried about you!
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    Thanks. I'll chat with you later, if I see you online. I'm trying to ease back into my usual communication channels.
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