Yeah yeah I still need to make sure I have time for this game. I shouldn't go and get enchanted by a character idea and screw my schedule over. Shield I am very interested though. I personally am imagining either a Halfling or a Goblin bare-knuckle boxer. Haven't figured out how to actually make that work but I think it could be a fun character! Anyways... back to the grindstone.
I too am getting kinda interested in this concept... I have papers and tests for the next two weeks, but after that I am free for a while. However, what is going to be the post rate for this game? come next semester, I will be stressed for time again, so I can make no long-term frequent-post commitments.
Given my current track record for games, I think its safe to say this will be a slow paced game. I'll try to keep up with weekly updates, but I won't expect more than a post a week except maybe in combat where posts and actions tend to be shorter and go by quickly.
and I was thinking of a human that would be a human cowboy... would there be any place for him in this campaign? If so, then I have a few questions on your house rules:
1) Does he have to have a craft skill? could't he just as easily have a profession skill?
2) Can he have his sub-class be a gunslinger? I would almost prefer this to be his primary class, but I am doubting you would give the go ahead for that. On the subject as a sub-class, I understand that he would still probably not have a gun by then... but come on, its a cowboy!
my current thoughts are that he would be a Cavalier (Shield Order), and would, as mentioned, have the gunslinger sub-class (or perhaps rogue if gunslinger is a no go).
As to adventuring, we could say that he has left the ranching trade in order to take on bounty hunting... looking for them there varments with them dead or alive posters.
Of course, he would be a real character: drives and traits. I was thinking he would have a hero complex, and also be a womanizer. Perhaps he could also have a couple rival bounty hunters that he fights against? One could be a female that played him for a fool kinda thing.
Yes, when I design characters, I generally try to get to the personality and history before thinking of stats and game mechanics.
So does he sound interesting?
P.S. any lasso rules that he could use?
P.S. Oh yes, I would be using the Ultimate Combat Playtest Round 2: Gunslinger PDF that Paizo.com is letting people use until the actual product comes out.
Posted on 2011-04-15 at 00:45:41.
Edited on 2011-04-15 at 01:01:06 by Shades331
So no one else is going to submit a character? Not even a Goblin Pyromaniac Unibomber type?! I had hoped with the level of interest initially shown that this would fill up a little faster after I opened recruitment.
I just finished school and I'm still tied up with some other things, not to mention the game I was planning on running. I am still putting a character together in my brain but I just want to warn you that it will take me a couple days before I can start putting any serious work into the character.
So I guess my character has been approved. His name is Richard Denim, and he is a cowboy-gone-bounty hunter. His alignment will either be that of lawful good or neutral good. Since gunslinger is not a class the DM wants in the world due to world details, I chose to make Richard a cavalier - Dragon Order. I was questioning as to give him the Order of the Shield or Sword, but so far Dragon seems right, though this may be changed before (or after) the game starts.
He is a family oriented man, and his mother and father always taught him to do the right thing, even if it adds hardship to yourself. He has the personal philosophy that life is all about Give and Take, that what goes around comes around, and second chances should always be given.
I gave him a couple of character faults. First of all, he is exceptionally gullible, and often believes people are telling the truth - this also means he does not really have it in him to lie.
He also has a major weakness for women. He is a major flirt, and women can take advantage of this, though they will find that he will not consciously do evil for them.
Thirdly, he has a deep sense of honor, and has no qualms with challenging someone to a dual. He believes in the ancient fundamentals of the "Trial by Ordeal", that is: if two people fight, the victor will be right because of righteous sake. Richard is also willing to defend the honor of others, even those he does not know very well. He defends the weak, and if they have no champion, then he will gladly step in to aid them.
Richard's has traveled much of the realm with his mustang Cardinal. Richard has raised the mount since he was a foal, and before they started adventuring and seeking law breakers, the two had done a certain amount of ranching with the Denim family.
If there are any questions that pop up in your heads on my character, post em! Examples may include" what is his favorite color? Favorite food? Did he have any childhood romances? In fact, I think I will answer these myself.
I am doubling up on this character, and using him for a musical I am writing, where he will be called "Kid Eastwood" Heck, I might even use the name for this character. Anyways, hope this adventure goes well, and hope Richard/Kid will be able to get along with his compatriots, whomever they are!