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Old May 4th, 2014, 04:33 PM
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As long as KenardX is ok with it I would say its fine =)
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I think Malva and Breath's sheets are both done, though I'm not entirely sure about Breath, animal skill ranks are more confusing than they originally seemed.
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Old May 4th, 2014, 09:32 PM
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Skills

This lists the animal's total skill ranks. Animal companions can assign skill ranks to any skill listed under Animal Skills. If an animal companion increases its Intelligence to 10 or higher, it gains bonus skill ranks as normal. Animal companions with an Intelligence of 3 or higher can purchase ranks in any skill. An animal companion cannot have more ranks in a skill than it has Hit Dice.

Animal companions can have ranks in any of the following skills:

Acrobatics* (Dex), Climb* (Str), Escape Artist (Dex), Fly* (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Perception* (Wis), Stealth* (Dex), Survival (Wis), and Swim* (Str).

All of the skills marked with an (*) are class skills for animal companions. Animal companions with an Intelligence of 3 or higher can put ranks into any skill.
Pretty much what its saying is you get a base amount of skills based on the animal companion chart which at level 1 you get...2 skills plus any bonus from your modifier. You can put ranks =<your HD which at level 1 is also 1.

The skills in the middle, in bold, are the only skills that animal companions can have ranks in and as it says the ones with * are class skills giving you the +3 bonus if you put at least one rank in said skill.

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Thoughts on Dice Rolls?

Hi -

General question for anyone - any thoughts/opinions on which is better - dice rolls or point buy?

With 2d6+6, minimum score is 8 (obviously) which makes it attractive...I did some practice rolling in the dice thread and rolls seems to give above-average scores, with no real high or low scores...obviously there's always the chance for a great or terrible set of rolls, but overall, mostly 12-15 with the occasional outlier.

20 Point buy, on the other hand, gives me a spread that looks something like this: 10, 10, 10, 13, 15, 16 - which works as well, especially with racial modifiers.

But still torn - guess I'm a bit of a gambler at heart....

Thanks in advance for any input.

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Old May 4th, 2014, 10:54 PM
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Random number generator in the dice roller testing thread is the same as the rest of the site.

Really high and really low scores can and will happen.
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Old May 4th, 2014, 10:58 PM
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I played a game where I rolled when it was a 25 pt buy and I ended up with equivalent of a 20 point buy. All depends I just like to offer it for those adventurous
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Old May 5th, 2014, 12:52 AM
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Heya Toten, Animal Companions I understand, but Breath is a familiar which works a bit different.

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Skills: For each skill in which either the master or the familiar has ranks, use either the normal skill ranks for an animal of that type or the master's skill ranks, whichever is better. In either case, the familiar uses its own ability modifiers. Regardless of a familiar's total skill modifiers, some skills may remain beyond the familiar's ability to use. Familiars treat Acrobatics, Climb, Fly, Perception, Stealth, and Swim as class skills.
No on the surface that looks pretty clear but then you go look at the Archeopteryx page, and I'm not sure if it means it has +10 ranks in climb, or just +10 climb in general? And if the latter, then how do I determine the actual skill ranks of the familiar?
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Old May 5th, 2014, 01:59 AM
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Hey KT,
I did some calculations before. Rolling has a slightly higher expected point value than point buy. But of course the downside is the randomness. That's why I think it's still fair. So all depends on how much of a gambler you are

As for the druid special armor: maybe add a percentage to the price for being crafted especially without metal? (like +5% or something?)
I'll have to check if that makes sense once I'm at my pc.
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The archeopteryx situation is as follows:
As a tiny creature it uses Dex modifier instead of Str mod. So +2 from the 15 Dex.
Also this rule applies:
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Climb Speed - A creature with a climb speed has a +8 racial bonus on all Climb checks.
Making its climb skill +10 without skillpoint investment, if I understand that right.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 10:25 AM
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@zev: I added the character creation rules from the recruitment post in the mechanics thread. There are also general rules there. Anything not covered, feel free to ask. We'll add it.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 11:03 AM
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So, one last thing before I go grab a beer...
I've started making tokens for your characters. I did a quick and dirty try for Jenna and Malva (see below). If any of the rest of you want a certain picture used for the token, please add it to your character in the Characters thread. Also for Jenna, if there's a bigger version of the picture I used, just post the link here and I'll magix it in

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Old May 7th, 2014, 03:22 AM
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Though I seem to be the only one posting here :
  • Please link your finished sheets somewhere in the Characters Thread, thank you.

I hope you all had enough time to finish most of it, so we can start tomorrow for real. Out to save town and ever onward
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Wait 8| Are we all supposed to be rerolling our stats in the dice thread, or if we're happy where we're at can we opt not to change?

I rather like the game of chance, but at the same time having a low(ish) charisma and intelligence are sort of central to Malva's character.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 05:15 PM
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No, you're fine. You did pointbuy which is still an option. Also, if everybody starts redoing everything we'll never get started
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Old May 9th, 2014, 12:10 AM
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Hey everyone so for the next few weeks my posting will be anywhere from hourly, to every other day, to non existent. I am graduating May 10th, Going home and spending a week doing interviews, Getting married may 24th and then the next day leaving for Assisi Italy for a week for a honeymoon. Things won't be normal until June 9th. KenardX can handle you guys for now, I am more of the technical person in the background at the moment any who, but ill still be around ever lurking for the time being.
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