|By phyrexian scuta on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 12:10 am:|
I think I failed presenting myself, my name is Loui Raphael (really, I´m not making it up), I´m 18 and play magic since planeshift. i have mainly prerelease experience (other than casual play) an one failed regional. I hope I could join your group. Where I live there are not many Magic entusiasts and that is really frustraiting, and if you add a compleat ignorance of d&d yoou will have a very boring place. so, in the case you accept me, here is my d&d personage for your campaign, I know you ar full now, but I can wait for the rigth timing. Thaks for your time.
he was just another of the billions of the ineffable´s army, but in a battle, a burst of blue mana gave him a mind of its own, now he wanders trying to understand what he is, what he was and what he wants to become, having dreams about a place he has never seen, were the ones like him live, and a deep voice calls him. but he is willing to stay, because of the undead he has meet in swamps remind him what waits him in the dark place, his home. the doom of his concience, the return to mindlessness.
pirexian scuta (nameless)
neutral figther 1th level
armor proficiency heavy
exotic weapon proficiency
tank (10 gallons)of glistering oil
(mechanical claw 1d8slash 1d12graple, metal shield ac+2, armor/skin ac+4 are replaceable body parts)
languages: common, draconic(phyrexian alphabet)
dirink blood:if phyrexian scuta drinks 1 gallon of blood he gets +2str +2dex and gets hasted for 6 turns, then the dried blood mekes him -2str-2dex
and gets slowed for other 6 turns or until he uses his cleaning mechanism (must be undisturbed)(drinking glistering oil gives the benefits but not the drawbacks)
oil satured flesh: damage reduction 5/bludgegoing
|By The Csar Bomba (Maraxus) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 02:24 pm:|
Dude, you cant have that many feats, and you don't meet the prerequisites for a lot of them.
|By Xion (Xion) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 03:49 pm:|
Remove the ones you can't have, and reduce your number.
|By Xion (Xion) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 03:50 pm:|
Scutas have glistening oil blood so he does have the drawbacks.
|By phyrexian scuta on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 04:01 pm:|
thanks, now I have checked it a little and corrected some things, but others need explanation: shield and armor feats are free for figthers, but because scutas skin and armor are basically the same thing he can only use hevy armor, so I balanced it taking 2 extra feats. toughness is free for undead. because scutas have no hands (they are replaced by the claw and the shield) I must use the exotic weapon proficiency istead of the normal figther free weapon feats. at the end it looks like this:
armor proficiency heavy
exotic weapon proficiency (mechanical claw)
other things that i forgot are Darkvision 60ft(phyrexia is a dark place), the penalties for handlessness, that the glistering oil he has to drink must be from the phyrexian black mana satured variety to take effect and that he has no touch sense and is painless.
|By Xion (Xion) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 04:10 pm:|
A Bloodstock would have been cool too.
|By phyrexian scuta on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 04:56 pm:|
armor proficiency heavy
exotic weapon proficiency (mechanical claw)
and Xion, the blood and oil thing is like the kiker, the scutas own blood dosent matter, its the boost they have with a sacrifice before engaging combat.
(another change: language: common, phyrexian)
|By Xion (Xion) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 08:09 pm:|
Xion's going to rebuke your guy.
|By Elyk (Mosnar400) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 08:41 pm:|
what would be hella cool is a gargantua...
|By Squeeman on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 09:01 pm:|
If you ever say hella again, Xion will eat your head.
*The more you know*
|By Elyk (Mosnar400) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 09:03 pm:|
eat my head...sweet...
|By Eskidell (Darkcabalist) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 09:05 pm:|
you mean hella sweet...
|By Elyk (Mosnar400) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 09:23 pm:|
of course, or may i be condemned to the 7th to suffer Mishra's fate
|By Eskidell (Darkcabalist) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 09:38 pm:|
you mean, to hella suffer...
|By The Csar Bomba (Maraxus) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 09:44 pm:|
:Turns into most reciently made character, picks up large rock...:
|By Elyk (Mosnar400) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 09:53 pm:|
*kicks him in shins and rock drops on his head*
|By Eskidell (Darkcabalist) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 09:59 pm:|
ooO that was hella cool...
|By Elyk (Mosnar400) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 10:01 pm:|
okay...we got the point with the hellas
|By phyrexian scuta on Monday, February 23, 2004 - 12:03 pm:|
(unholy sh"t, hope this is my last adjustment)
special ability: scuta won't flee if turned or controled if rebuked because of a phyrexian security mechanism (although he would get twice the penalties or benefits)
|By The Csar Bomba (Maraxus) on Monday, February 23, 2004 - 07:01 pm:|
:gets up, steps on elyk's head, Crush's him:
|By Elyk (Mosnar400) on Monday, February 23, 2004 - 08:22 pm:|
|By Xion (Xion) on Monday, February 23, 2004 - 08:31 pm:|
:slurps up brains:
|By Squeeman on Monday, February 23, 2004 - 08:39 pm:|
I told you so.
|By phyrexian scuta on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 11:14 am:|
ok, thinking it 3 secons more, how is a 2th level character going to rebuke 12hd worth of undead?, so forget my last post, I just add +5 turn rersistance (just for safety) and thats it.
And another thing, I´m sick is waiting for help about this, so I´m going to start posting in the campaign on thursday, please get ready.
|By mr. hugglez (Krazy_Kaos) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 01:37 pm:|
I personaly dont mind if you join, but 1st, you gotta think about how our chars will react to this guy, los char has been to phyrexia and will know how scuttas act and so will xion, and they proly wont give you a chance and will tell us to attack you cuz your all strong and evil. and you cant just join, nemesses (i cant spell ^__^;;) is the one that gets to say if you join or not.
|By Xion (Xion) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 03:45 pm:|
No, Xion would use you as a bodyguard or minion.
Los, yeagh he could be nervous...
Grompsh: ROAR DIE EVIL METAL THINGY BECAUSE YOU DON'T HUG TREES AND STUFF...um...ROAR!!! J/K
|By Squeeman on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 03:49 pm:|
Damn it. I had this whole thing typed up, and it got deleted.
Okay, here goes:
I don't want to sound too anal, but I have many problems with a scutum character such as you've described. Here are some recommendations...
1) I don't care whether you are Phyrexian or not- the top amount of feats allotted to a level one, nonhuman character is 1. No discussion. Pick a single feat and be content with it.
2) There is no such thing as a constitution of 0. Even paper would have a constitution of 1. And a Phyrexian scutum would have a very high constitution. I recommend that you rethink your ability scores thus: Very high strength and constitution, average dexterity, intelligence, and wisdom, and very low charisma.
3) Drop the blood drinking. It makes no sense. My own interpretation of the card ability is rather that the stronger scuta are just more compleat- not vampires.
4) Take double or triple damage from fire attacks (because of the glistening oil). You can balance this disability out by giving yourself a very high armor class (as the scuta would have), and maybe some special abilities (maybe even a bonus feat at level one).
5) The mechanical claw would be a natural attack. I'm pretty sure you don't need proficiency in it. But if you do, then it should be automatic, not something to devote an entire feat to.
6) Give yourself a large bonus to Fort saves, and drop the penalty to your Ref save.
7) If you are going to give your character a whole bunch of special abilities, bonus traits, whatever, then make sure to balance it out appropriately with a decent ECL requirement. That way, its not unfair on the other characters.
8) Undead abilities? There are many undead abilities and immunities that a scutum would not have. Either be more selective, or drop it entirely.
9) In the future, don't just say your're going to post. Have some respect, man. The guy to ask is Nemesis, and if he okays it, you're in. He he doesn't, you aren't. I don't have anything against you joining, but that was just rude.
Here's a suggestion for a character:
Billy the Scutum
Str: 23 (+6)
Dex: 11 (+0)
Con: 20 (+5)
Int: 11 (+0)
Wis: 10 (+0)
Cha: 5 (-3)
Natural AC: 17
Melee Bonus: +1 (+6)
Fort Save: +7 (+5 for high con)
Ref Save: +0
Will Save: -3
- Heals at quarter of normal rate. Must be repaired.
-Is automatically stable when lowered below 0 hp
-Adjustible parts, whatever
-Bonus Skills: Intimidate (+4)
-Bonus Proficiency in metal claws
|By Xion (Xion) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 04:10 pm:|
They should have some power along the lines of Barbarian Rage. Remember Scuta are CONSTANTLY hungry. Could he get a speed bonus?
|By Xion (Xion) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 08:20 pm:|
My character could be dead by the time you can join.
|By In Search of the Lost on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 10:18 pm:|
i bet you could make it live if you really try xion
btw, are you a jew? who hit x instead of z and wanted to be Zion?
|By The Csar Bomba (Maraxus) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 11:09 pm:|
No, his character would be dead, because he practically is.
|By Xion (Xion) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 03:12 pm:|
My name uses X as in X to mean X out Zion. I'm not racist against Jews I got the idea from the Matrix. So it would mean destroy resistance to the machine.
|By phyrexian scuta on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 07:43 pm:|
first of all I want to apologize for beeing rude my last post, I was in a bad mood and I overreact, sorry. So then, Nemesis, May I join in please?
here is an article abut zombies that proves that undead have 0 constitution score (conpensated by the inmmunities all undead have) and have thougness for free(http://www.wizards.com/dnd/article.asp?x=dnd/mm/mm20011027a) but I mostly agree with Squeemans character. I also agrre with Xion abut the rage and the speed (that was what the drink blood ability was suposed to be) so he would he would have them, but the rage will automaticly activate and scuta will go on berserk If he doesn´t eat fresh meat every 2 days (and even calmed down he will crave for flesh), the speed will simple be my feat, run.
so then I will wait again, but please try to answer me quikly, thanks.
|By Squeeman on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 07:51 pm:|
Undead have constitutions of 0, yeah (I just checked it out this morning, so I'm admitting my ignorance here). But I don't think that a player character should be without constitution. And Phyrexians are not exactly undead either (well, most of them, anyway). Well, maybe, in a way. But for all intents and pruposes, the scutum is a living thing.
|By phyrexian scuta on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 08:31 pm:|
Ok then, I agree.
|By phyrexian scuta on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 10:12 pm:|
Please, please, let me play or not, but dont´t leave me in the blur, its painful.
|By Xion (Xion) on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 02:59 pm:|
Why don't you just ask the DM then?
|By phyrexian scuta on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 11:04 pm:|
I did, in this same topic, 5 posts ahead.
|By phyrexian scuta on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 11:14 pm:|
I did, in this same topic, 5 posts ahead. Was I suposed to do it another way??
|By Xion (Xion) on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 07:40 am:|
No, I suppose he just hasn't chosen to respond. Though, I wouldn't constantly bug him like Trogdor is doing.
|By call me nore on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 05:48 pm:|
what are these characters you're talking about? im a newbie here. i know everything about dominaria, though. if this stuff youre talking about is some game? can i join? im a REALLY fast learner.
|By Xion (Xion) on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 06:27 pm:|
|By nore on Monday, March 01, 2004 - 06:47 pm:|
oh, D&D. Can i join in? I know about D&D. Not much, but i know about Drixx, and some other stuff.
|By Squeeman on Monday, March 01, 2004 - 08:31 pm:|
Phyrexian Scuta, your character may be hard for a DM to swallow. While we quickly fill in what gaps exist, you may want to make something a little more conventional/believable.
Nore, I'm not the one with infinite authority on this, but you may be unable to play, because the games is already rather filled up, and there are at least two people who asked before you.
We'll see what happens, though. Those already on the waiting list (be they accepted or not) will probably have to wait for at least a month before getting to join anyway.