By The Book

After stumbling across a copy of 'The Adventurers Handbook 3.5' an orc, goblin and kobold decide to leave the dungeon and become mighty adventurers!
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Panther
3 hours ago
Le OMG WTF
What ? 0_o

Only 15 in strength when Rath is 16 ......... When a goblin is strongest than an orc (even female) ?
Kazu stats! I forgot she already had a ring of feather fall-she needs to pass that on to one of the others since her current armour does that too. I wonder who's the most likely to fall off something high? Rath seems like a good shout ;) She also needs a decent weapon really. The bow's not too bad but she needs a magic dagger or something. The club's a good idea as you want a bludgeoning weapon of some sort to deal with skeletons and the like. Although her damage seems pretty puny if she can sneak attack that's an extra 2D6 which isn't too shabby. Her armour class and ability to dodge hostile spells like fireball are excellent for her level but her other saves are a bit weak-particularly Will-which makes her quite vulnerable to mind control and the like.

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peteranckorn
April 26th, 2017
Yes-that is correct, JL :)

I also forgot to add his levels-which are 2 fighter, 1 monk. As a result he also has Bravery +1 (an additional +1 on saves vs fear), another feat (what should he take?), stunning fist, and another bonus feat from the monk list (let's give him 'Dodge' shall we-nice and easy :)).

For HP I have used a house rule which my group took from the Pathfinder Alpha-in which you get your Con score +maxed class dice at level 1 rather than your con bonus. This leads to level 1 characters with more HP and means the HP jump is not as large proportionately when you go up to level 2. It also makes Lv1 characters less likely to be killed by a fluke hit from a goblin with a bow in the very first encounter (I've seen it happen and it ain't pretty!).
Lots better than the old AD&D days when you had to roll for your fist level too. Yes, you could be a fighter with 1 HP at level 1. Dark days :(
JL (Guest)
April 26th, 2017
+Panther: It is a little hard to read that part with the font, but the uses are 5+Wis bonus (1 in this case) X3. So it currently comes out to 18 uses per day, not counting that he can recharge it by thinking dirty thoughts (which he is doing all the time anyway).
Panther
April 26th, 2017
Poor goblin boy
That's good ; Rath is enough powerful to fight a swarm rat ............ i hope ^_^

But the "sexy beam cannon" spell : used 3 per day ..... Rath has used it a lot of times in the town in a round
peteranckorn
April 26th, 2017
Rath's stats! This is Rath's current state (if he were a goblin). I'd put him at about CR 4 as he has fairly good stats and his Sexy Beam Cannon makes him a bit more potent against certain opponents. He's a lot stronger than he was at the start of the strip (normal goblin stats) but he still has a long way to go :) He should put it all into Dex and take 'Weapon Finesse' really but I think he has a thing about being strong. Perhaps that boar riding warrior had an influence on that and on Rath's perspective on what makes a 'proper hero'.

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peteranckorn
April 24th, 2017
You need 'Point blank shot' and then 'Precise Shot' to fire safely into close combat. I have a gag about that coming up in the not too distant future :)
Let's just hope Vash put at least one point into Point Blank Range (or however this new system you use works)
peteranckorn
April 24th, 2017
Hopefully :D
Panther
April 24th, 2017
About future
Well

Yeshka team is tracking (and close of) Rath group , meaning the cultist group is close too ; and it seems Goret team is coming around

I bet a funny havoc in the next strips LOL
peteranckorn
April 23rd, 2017
Hah! I thought somebody would notice XD Yes, Arjuna can no longer read because somebody (Yeshka?...Yes, it was Yeshka-of course it was) went ahead and filled out her character sheet for her :) Arjuna is now a level 1 barbarian :)
anifreik (Guest)
April 23rd, 2017
Miniature barbarian goblin Ajuka is surprisingly sexy, although if her fundoshi gets any smaller, it's going to disappear. Hope it shrinks in the wash. :P
I wonder how long it will take her to figure out that the reason she couldn't read Yeshka's character sheet is because barbarians are illiterate by class.
Panther
April 23rd, 2017
Do it
Oh oh : Yeshka is distracting Midnight by speaking while she's slowly grabbing her big gun . Surely not a good thing for the dark gnoll ^_^"
peteranckorn
April 22nd, 2017
Intermission time now-but don't worry-I've been working hard to get more pages done. I wrote a big chunk of the next scene and story boarded the next 9 pages + I've started work on one of them-which is a lot better than last time (when I spent two weeks making props before I even started making pages)-SO-I should hopefully be able to start up again pretty soon :) Next scene will be back with Kazu&company but I'm going to be blending the Yeshka situation with that confrontation from now on. After that we'll be back to the mountain gnoll on their rescue/evil doing mission :)


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peteranckorn
April 22nd, 2017
The camp's not right next door-it's a little way off through the woods :)
Panther
April 22nd, 2017
GRRR ..... SHUT UP
We have to ask how the other guys of the team successes to sleep with all this noise ? ^_^"
13Scorpions
April 21st, 2017
The David Ryder (Space Mutiny I believe) reference alone makes me want to create another Andromeda character.

Also, MST3K, hells yeah.
peteranckorn
April 20th, 2017
Yes-and she didn't even want to bathe there. Oh well-life isn't fair ;)
Panther
April 20th, 2017
Why me ?
I think it's not a problem for Tiger and the Brawl to be naked for a (long ?) time ; but the Fate seems to enjoy to torture Pinkie with that ............. =^_^=
Dorcus (Guest)
April 19th, 2017
Charisma is fairly easy to make the most powerful stat of all. Various ways of getting x to y plus the sheer value of pounding points into social skills when everybody and their dog throw it into the physical stats.