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 Post subject: BishGada (Private Thread) Tomb of Horrors
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Galan Farvaris by Bish Gada
Elven Bard (19), alignment
XP: 2,000,000 (TNL 2.2 Mil)
Stats: Str 10 (wt allw 40/115, OD 6, Bb/Lg 2%); Dex 15 (16 Gloves of Dex(+1 mssl attk, +1 react adj, -2 AC); Con 6 (-1hp); Int 18 (7 lang); Wis 10; Cha 16 (+4 loyalty base, +5 react adj)
Ht: '" Wt: lbs Ht, Wt, Age: 148
AC: 3 (-2 dex, -5 Elven Chain)
Current Hp: 59/59. Status: Normal 12/12 (Mv 12/12)


Spells in effect:


Saves: PPDM (9); RSW (6); PetPoly (8); BW (12); Sp (7) [+2 to dodgeable saving throws]
Special: Fear: (2); Horror (3); Madness (6) [Includes Elven +2 vs madness]



WP: Longsword (1d8/1d12), Short Sword (1d6/1d8), Dagger (1d4/1d3: R10/20/30, RoF2),
Long bow (sheaf arr 1d8/1d8: R50/100/170. Flight arr 1d6/1d6: R70/140/210, RoF2);
Short Bow (1d6/1d6: R50/100/150, RoF 2), Dart (1d3/1d2: 10/20/40, RoF 2)
Thac0: 11, Ranged: 10 (LS/ss 10, Longbow/Sbow 9, Untrained Thac0 14)
NWP: Alertness (11), Bartending (Spc), Bar keeping (18), Dancing (16)(Class), Diagnostics (9), Diplomacy (1 CHA), Info gathering (18), “Inspired Performance” (16), Leadership (16), Musical Instr. Flute (15), Musical Instr. Mandolin (15), Persuasion (16), Reading Writing (19), Séance (14), Singing (16)(Class),
Languages: Common, Elven, Dwarven, Kender, Orc, Draconic (evil or good?), Giantish, Sign language, Kobold.
common + 7

Racial bonuses/abilities: (High Elf)
90% resistance to sleep/charm, Infravision (60 ft),
Detect Concealed or Secret doors (10 ft): Inactive(0;1/6); Active(2/6;3/6)

Class/Kit bonuses/abilities:
Thief skills, Arcane spellcasting, Influence Reactions, Inspire Ally, Countersong,
Little bit of everything: 95% (5%/lvl, 1d10 rnds)
Thief Skills: base + race + points – Elven Chain = total
Climb walls: 50% + 0 + 45% - 20% = 75%
Detect Noise: 20% + 5% + 75% -5% = 95%
Pick pockets: 10% + 5% + 85% -5% = 95%
Read languages: 5% + 0% + 90% -0% = 95%



Custom NWP:
“Inspired Performance”: Bardic inspiration [Increase attack or save by +1] (16)

Head: green, robinhood style hat with feather, large black hat. Hair caught in ponytail strapped with hand made handkerchief with decorations of golden string.
Neck: thin silver necklace,
Hands: rings, gauntlets of dexterity
Body: shiny garments, coat, vests,
legs: pants, cloaks, cuffs, decorated buttons,
Feet: Winged boots
, Holy water x5, Greek fire x5, Rope, rations x10, torches x5


Equipment: [weight in lbs], {objects in container}
Worn: Linen shirt Wht, Elven Chain [30], Dagger [1](belt), Luckblade, Longsword [4](R hip), Shortword [3](L Hip), Belt, {Belt pouch [1] {candles, holy water x5}, Components pouch [1], Bowcase {Longbow, sheaf Arrows (20) [4.3]}, quiver {sheaf Arrows (40)}, Winged Boots, Gloves of Dexterity, Mandolin (across back)[4],
Wt Carried: xx.x lbs

Heward’s Handy Haversack (worn) [15] {greek fire x5, short boots, high boots, sheaf Arrows (40), notebook for music, rope, rations 10x, torches 5x, mirror, flute} mandolin on outside.



Magic: Arcane
85% chance to learn. Max spells/lvl: 1st (18/18), 2nd (18/18). 3rd (18/18), 4th (16/18), 5th (10/18), 6th (5/18). Max spell lvl 9th
Spellbooks (/00 used) books
Lvl 1 spells: Alarm (VSM), Burning Hands (VS), Charm Person (VS), Color Spray (VSM), Detect Magic (VS), Detect Secret Passages and Portals (VS) (PO:SM), Detect undead, Disarm (VS) (Vol I), Enlarge* (VSM), Gaze Reflection (VS), Grease, Magic Missile (VS), Mount (VSM), Phantom Armor (VSM) (Vol III), Read Magic (VSM), Shield, Sleep (VSM), Wall of fog,

Lvl 2 spells: Blur, Cat’s Grace (VSM) (PO:SM), Continual light, ESP, Fire Arrows (VSM) (Vol II), Flaming Sphere (VSM), Gemidan's Paralytic missile (VS) (Vol II), Hypnotic pattern, Invisibility, Knock, Lightning strike (VSM) (Vol II), Melf's Acid Arrow (VSM), Mirror Image (VS), Pyrotechnics, Stairway (VSM) (Vol IV), Strength, Summon Swarm (VSM), Zala’s Lifeforce Guardian (VS) (Vol IV),


Lvl 3 spells: Alacrity (VSM) (ToM), Alternate Reality (VSM) (ToM), Blink (VS), Dispel magic, Drawmij's marvelous shield (VS) (Vol I), Fireball, Flame Arrow (VSM), Gamalon's Fiery backlash (VS) (Vol II), Haste (VSM), Hold Person, Hold undead, Invisibility 10' radius, Protection from evil 10' radius, Shadow Blink (VS) (Vol III), Slow (VSM), Steam Blast (VSM) (Vol IV), Teleport Object (VS) (Vol IV), Tenser’s Deadly Strike (VSM) (Vol IV)


Lvl 4 spells: Dimension door, Emotion (VS), Fire shield (VSM), Improved Invisibility (VS), Phantasmal Killer (VS), Ploymorph self (V), Polymorph other (VSM), Improved Strength (VSM) (PO:SM), Minor Globe of Invulnerability, Mordenkainen's Celerity (VSM) (PO:SM), Remove Curse, Shadow Monsters (VS), Slowspell 10’ Radius (VSM) (Vol III), Stoneskin (VSM), Vitriolic Sphere (VSM) (PO:SM), Wizard Eye


Lvl 5 spells: Chromatic Blade (VSM) (Vol I), Cloud kill, Cone of Cold, Demi-Shadow monsters (VS), Dismissal, Hold monster, Improved Blink (VS) (PO:SM), Summon Shadow (VSM), Telekinesis,Teleport (V)

Lvl 6 spells: Chain Lightning (VSM), Death Fog (VSM), Disintegrate (VSM), Mass Suggestion, Anti-magic shell



Spells Memorized (4/4/4/4/3/2/-/-/-)
1st level:
2nd level:
3rd level:
4th level:
5th level:
6th level:




Background story:
Galan Farvaris was raised in a small village but was never settled like his other fellow elves. When he was only a child he asked his parents permission and joined a caravan that passed through their village. He worked with the caravan and traveled far lands for many years, being an elf time mean less for him and he learned many skills both in the way of speaking to crowds, deceiving, speed of hands, illusions and more. With his sharp mind he could easily pick on any subject but his love was music. When he had free time he composed music and tried to gain skill in many instruments. Most of his music was romantic and heart piercing as it described the harmony of nature that the elves yearn to.
His travels with the caravan that visited their village took several years. Later on he made some travels on his own or joined other caravans. At one of the times he joined a caravan as mercenary, protecting a mage. His curiosity was ignited and with his plentiful skills, his ability with languages and the speed he picked also on the ways of the arcane just by observing the mage, he quickly caught the mage attention and became his personal assistant. In reward the mage mentored him and Galan gatherd more and more knowledge and experience with the mysterious ways.
Years later he decided to settle down for a while. He chose the city he more frequently visited along his travels as he already knew there a bunch of people and with his passion for music and performance he rent a place, turned it into a bar and later bought the place. Under the bar in a cellar he created a lab where he could practice his spells, and with the success of his bar he built a second story of it and served also breakfasts, and meals.
With his skill with people, his skill in music and the ability to make everything easier with spells, his business quickly succeed and was a gathering point for all sort of people, both high society and not so high... Galan became friend with all type of persons and was able to get information about almost anything interesting that happened close and far from his place. He also became close to political persons and have more than few of the influencing people in his debt. He also spend long time in the local library and made some business with other mages going through the city, seizing the opportunity to expend his abilities in the arcane.
In his own bar Galan met his soul mate. Elven woman, sharp minded and lovely to set eye upon. After a period of time getting to know each other and becoming close friends he courted her and eventually asked her hands. Following the elven tradition they visited both villages and performed their union ceremony on a pond shore in a forest at his beloved one land.
Later they returned to their bar and had a family, two daughters and a boy. As happy as Galan was with his family, his passion for adventure and knowledge never ceased. His family took it for grunted and on some adventures they even joined him, but for most cases he left on his own with promises to return. So far he kept his promises and he made another such promise just before leaving to the Tomb of Horror... (Muhaaahaaahaaa... ;))



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Faldair the Fair
Male Human Cleric (14), NG
XP: 1,350,000 (TNL: 1.5 mil)
Stats: Str 16 (+1 dmg, wt allw 70/195, OD 9, Bb/Lg 10%); Dex 16 (+1 mssl attk, +1 react adj, -2 AC); Con 16; Int 12; Wis 18 (+4 mag def adj); Cha 14 (1 loyalty base)
Ht:5’10" Wt: 175 lbs Age: 30
AC: -6 (-2 dex, -10 magical plate +3, -4 magic shield+3)
Current Hp: /. Status: Normal (Mv 12/12) (8/12 w/pack)
8d8 +36 hps

Saves: PPDM (5); RSW (9); PetPoly (8); BW (11); Sp (10).(+2 evasion from Dex, +4 mental from Wis. +3 magical armor bonus vs physical attacks)
Special: Fear: (5); Horror (9); Madness (12)

WP: Mace +3 (1d6+5/1d6+4) sf 4, Flail (1d6+2/2d4+1) sf 7, Warhammer (1d4+2/1d4+1: 10/20/30) sf 4, Quarterstaff (1d6+1) sf 4, sling bullet (1d4+1/1d6+1: 50/100/200) sf 6
Thac0: Base 12 (11 ranged)
NWP: Alertness (19), Diagnostics (17), Healing (16), Herbalism (10), Pharmacy (12), Musical Instr (Harp)(15), Religion (18), Reading/Writing (13), Spellcraft (10)
Languages: Common, Elf, Dwarf, Halfling



Class/Kit bonuses/abilities
Turn Undead, Priest scrolls, Priestly magic


Equipment: [weight in lbs], {objects in container}
Worn: Plate +3 [50 lbs], holy symbol [0.1], riding boots, Embroidered robe, breeches, hat, fine fur cloak, , gloves, Mace +3 [10], Shield +3 [10], Footman’s flail in hanger [15], sling [0.1], warhammer [6], Lg Belt pouch #1 [1]{candles 10x [1], flint and steel [0.1], chalk, metal mirror [0.1], holy water vial 5x} Lg Belt Pouch #2 [1]{steel sling bullets x10 [5], spare sling [0.1]}
Wt Carried: 69.5 lbs [50 lb magic armor at +3 only counts as 20 lbs against enc]


Backpack (worn) [2] {Hooded lantern [2], scroll case [0.5], waterskin (full)[5], flask of oil 5x [5], Paper 10x [0.1], ink[0.1], quill, whetstone [1]} 50 ft x2 silk rope (coiled on outside)[16]
Wt Pack #1: 31.7 lbs

Total Eq wt: 101.2. lbs (Unencumbered w/o pack, moderately encumbered with)


Magic: (Priest)
Major Access Spheres: All, Astral, Charm, Combat, Creation, Divination, Guardian, Healing, Necromantic, Protection, Summoning, Sun
Minor Access Spheres: Elemental

Spells Memorized: (6+2/ 6+2 /6+1 /5+1 /3 /2 /1)
1st level: Bless, Cure Light Wounds x2, Detect Magic, Invisibility to Undead, Protection from Evil, Remove Fear, Sanctuary
2nd level: Cure Moderate Wounds x3, Heat Metal, Hold Person, Silence 15’ rad, Withdraw, Wyvern Watch
3rd level: Cure Blindness, Cure Disease, Dispel Magic x2, Prayer, Remove Curse, Stone Shape
4th level: Abjure, Cure Serious Wounds x3, Neutralize Poison, Protection from Evil 10’ rad
5th level: Flame Strike, Raise Dead, True Seeing
6th level: Heal, Blade Barrier
7th level: Resurrection


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 Post subject: Re: BishGada (Private Thread) Tomb of Horrors
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:29 pm 
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[3d4] = 7 [3d4] = 5 [3d4] = 11 [3d4] = 7 [3d4] = 10 [3d4] = 7

Roll for base. Do I have to use the base in order or can I assign them to attributes any way I want?
I'm not sure what I want to play. Mages always have the greatest appeal to me, but I've just been one.
Is a Ranger good for the campaign given they are more natural in, well, nature? Do the ranger have the followers that comes at level 10? Since a ranger need 600K xp for level 10 and now he has 2M does it mean the followers will have ~1.4M XP? or 700K XP? Who will play them?
With the rolls I had I can't get the 10% bonus for XP.
I thought also about Druid, but again, not sure a maze is the best place for this character to shine, and it's shapeshifting is minor comparing to polymorph self spell. Does the Druid have three 11th level druids serving him?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:26 am 
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You arranfe the base as desired.

The module is 'tomb of horrors'... so... likely very little nature. Rangers still make good fighters/trackers and are casters at high levels.

Followers will be decided depending on how many players we get, but we're not draging 40 npcs into the tomb with the adventurers. There will be a 'base camp' outside like in Labyrinth, however.


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Can I be an elven bard?
It's not the strongest class composition but it is colorful. Although I myself as a person doesn't tend to be the most charismatic in the group which is usually the roll of the bard, but I can try.

If I can be an elf then the +1 DEX may put the scores high enough for 10% exp. bonus.

What do you think? Do you like the idea of having a bard in the group?


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You certainly can be. Bards get lot of flak but they're actually a great support class


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Hi,
I've few questions please:
1. What armor can a bard use when casting spells? And can such armor be an armor of command instead of plate mail? (The idea is the 18 CHA. Is it a real 18 CHA in armor of command?)
2. If (1) doesn't work can a rod of splendor be used to boost the CHA to 18? (and then use the point spread to other attributes?)
3. Does elf must be a multi-class? is there a dual class race with bonus to DEX?
4. I thought again of dual classing fighter/bard with 2M points it can be 8lvl fighter and 18lvl bard. It could also explain why he could start with low CHA and later after improving CHA magically, acquiring friends and influence, studied a little and became a bard. (he could always love to play instruments). But it is a bit munchkin stuff so I might use it only as basic fighter (without specialization in darts :)).
5. Can I choose the spells of Ring of spells storing? And can the bard store spells as wizard?

If Armor of command in some manner works for the bard without hindering all his abilities/magic I think I'll go with the following magic items:
Armor of command 1500XP
Sword +1 Luck 1000XP
Helm of Brilliance (which can turn the blade to Flame Tongue) 2500XP.

I wanted also gauntlets of ogre power but I guess I'll be a not so strong fighter. :)
I also looked at magical musical instruments and wondered if it was possible to use the instrument both for his magical ability and the boost of moral of the bard, but couldn't choose cool enough magical instrument. and not enough magical XP in any case.

If Armor of command doesn't work then I'd go for the
Rod 2500XP + Ring of spell storing or Rod+ Elven chain mail + some weapon... not sure yet.
If the Rod doesn't work too then I'll have to consider again how to spread the 28 points...


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-all physical armor interferes with arcane casting.
-I would allow a different armor type for 'armor of command' but it must be metalic and would carry the same xp cost. Per the description, the 18 cha only applies to 'encounter reactions' meaning interactions with other beings
-rod of splendor would change the character's cha to 18 so long as he has it on his person
-a race always either multiclasses or dual claseses, based on their racial lifespan. Elves multiclass. (Details in the rules thread)
-dual-classing a fighter bard should be fine as long as you chose an appropriate race for dual-classing
-the ring ia a randomized item. What i can do if you're interested is say it is arcane, and with spells of levels he can restore at his level. beyond that i'll randomly determine them. The item is just too rare for him to have ome that is a perfect match for what he wants

By the special exception in the rules thread, goblins and kobolds get a +1 to dex (though they have other penalties). Both races dual-class, and i would allow either to be bards


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Really? Kobold with 18 CHA? :)

Naa... I'd would be less munchkin and more role playing.
Can elf cast spells wearing elven chain mail? (Just curious, it seems armor of command is not enough for the above 16 CHA required)

I guess I'll stick with elven bard. No dual class.
Does the helm of briliance interfere with spell casting?

Also, how much XP is ioun stone?


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Elves alone can cast in elven chain, yes


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OK, and what's the XP of ioun stone and does Helm of Brilliance prevents spell casting?


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Helms prevent spellcasting, unless they are a specifically created magical item that allows it (i coyld not find any that do in my brief search through the 2e complete magic items netbook)

-an ioun stone is 300 xp. Also note, the rules thread specifies only 1 ioun stone may be 'purchased'


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I thought to go with:
Rod of splendor - mainly for the high CHA that I hope will have some effect in the game when playing bard. (In 2nd ed. CHA seems a bit useless...)
Gauntlets of Ogre Power - again to boost attributes since the rolls are not so great
And elven chain +1.

But it seems we are all very string in the group, so I guess I'd live with Gauntlets of dexterity which are also 1000XP.
Also the bard must have CHA 15 at level one, assuming he didn't get the Rod of splendor by inheritance :) So the Rod would boost only 3 points.

I also debated a lot between cloak of protection +2 and winged boots. Cloak of protection works constantly and give +2 S.Th. but the boots are fun...

Given all that I'd choose my attributes and class as the follow:
Elven Bard (single class) level 19
STR 5 + 5
CON 7
DEX 7 + 7 + 1 (racial) + 1 gloves of DEX
INT 11 + 7
WIS 7 + 3
CHA 10 + 6

And the magical items are:
Elven chain mail (no bonus) = 1000XP (unless it must be at least +1)
Winged Boots - do I roll for the flying class or you?
Sword +1 Luckblade - do I roll for the number of wishes? ;)
Gauntlets of dexterity

If the elven must be at least +1 I'll drop the boots and instead have a cloak +1 and think of some more 500XP. Can the luck blade be +2?

I barely made it to 10% bonus and I think it is colorful if not strong character. I also forsake the ring of spell storing.
BTW, with low wisdom the chance of spell failure is only for priests spells or also for arcane spells?


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-elven chain does not have have a magical bonus, no
-I'll roll flying class for winged boots after (if) you decide to go with them, then let you know the result
-the number of wishes on a luckblade is always secret ;p and it's a +1 sword only for this

Please let me know if this is your finalized magic item list


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Yes... I think so. :roll: Hard decisions, but since in the last episode we died pretty quick I guess it doesn't matter too much :)


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