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Editing Comments on Shihab


I haven’t decided whether I should exchange Wisdom and Charisma. I’ve always like fighters that are easily charmed.

  • They need protective charms. :ok:
  • They need help from their party. :ok:
  • They make the party fear compulsion effects. :ok:
  • They get charmed by nymphs and get to spend a year with women so beautiful other men go blind! :ok: :vee:
  • High charisma makes me the sexy hairy god of piercing damage. :ok:

What’s not to like?

– Alex 2010-01-26 18:54 UTC


Shihab seems to be so stupid that he dropped Charisma completely and now has two Intelligence scores of 7. Split personality perhaps? I like it! ;-)

– Fenyael’s Ghost 2010-01-26 19:05 UTC


Shihab needs to earn money to buy better gear.

– Alex 2010-01-27 00:20 UTC


Can a human even ride a pony? That’s pretty sad for a fearsome mounted archer.

– Wim the Demigod 2010-01-27 10:11 UTC


Well, grown Icelanders ride ponys. I know that not starting with a great war horse is sad. What’s even sadder is to start as a mounted archer without a mount! How were you planning on getting a mount at the beginning of the game when playing a cavalier?

The first level or two it’s all about the gold, obviously. I like it! :)

I have a shortbow. Not composite. Not long. I have studded leather armor instead of a chain shirt.

I like your username on this site. :groan:

– Alex 2010-01-27 11:24 UTC


Hm I guess the rules think of ponies like riding dogs: “Ponies are smaller breeds of horses better suited to halflings, gnomes, and dwarves, but they also make fond pets for humans as well. They stand 3 to 4 feet tall and weigh about 600 pounds.” Clearly not Iceland ponies!

Exchanged the studs on my armor and the buckler for an untrained horse.

– Alex 2010-01-27 11:35 UTC


The cavalier gets a mount that follows the druid animal companion rules. So not only free, but awesome.

I bet you could convince James to let you have a horse to start – maybe the caravan master is lending it to you, and you play off the cost by killing stuff.

Now I am thinking about playing a rogue, but one without sneaking or trapfinding. Pure acrobat, like a 1E thief-acrobat. I just can’t decide!

– Wim the Demigod 2010-01-27 12:09 UTC


Or maybe just go the light war horse, drop the lance and military saddle, and stay far away from combat. Perhaps invest in a cheaper weapon than a scimitar, too.

– Wim the Demigod 2010-01-27 12:35 UTC


Or take rich parents as a trait and start with an extra 900 gp. :)

– Alex 2010-01-27 15:25 UTC


Ooh, you could be the sixth son of the emir’s nineteenth wife – enough to get a fine horse, a good bow, and a swift kick in the pants to leave the tribe and make your own fortune!

– Wim the Demigod 2010-01-27 15:46 UTC


Hm… Tempting!!

– Alex 2010-01-27 16:53 UTC


Hm, with rich parents (900 gp):

= Equipment= Price [gp]= Weight
light horse (combat trained)110
saddle, military20
mwk +3 Str composite longbow700
two quivers w/ 20 arrows2
explorer’s outfit10
leather armor10

No good, but an awesome bow +6 (1d8+3). I guess in this case I would have stolen my grandfather’s bow! And I can charge into combat with my lance for +5 (2d8+6) vs. medium or smaller enemies on foot.

I think I like it…

– Alex 2010-01-27 17:07 UTC


I am not convinced he is the type to have rich parents… more likely to be street tough, now looking to make some real money, maybe have some adventure…

Garavel will loan him a horse, if he will act as an outrider and point man (plus he doesn’t want the vicious brut too close to him too much of the time!)

– lioc 2010-01-27 20:16 UTC


Ok, so he’ll stay poor. But I don’t think he has fallen so low as to have to rely on somebody else’s horse. I think using less armor and keeping his own horse will do just fine. It gives me something to strive for!

– Alex 2010-01-27 21:12 UTC


Pretty sure he has his grandfathers bow somewhere, but it wasn’t looked after very well by his father, who kept it strung all the time… needs 700gp or so of repairs…

– lioc 2010-01-28 06:23 UTC


Works for me! Added grandfather’s broken Katapassian Greatbow to my possessions. :)

– Alex 2010-01-28 09:52 UTC


I noticed a PDF by Justin Alexander: Rule Supplement 1: Mounted Combat.

Rule Supplement 1: Mounted Combat is the most complete and authoritative resource for mounts and mounted combat in the D20 System. It includes rules for:

Flying mounts; burrowing, climbing, and swimming mounts; large and small mounts; intelligent mounts; multiple riders; riding platforms; cavalry maneuvers; warpacks; contest jousting; and more!

Inside you’ll find new equipment, new uses and expanded listings for the Handle Animal and Ride skills, more than 50 feats, and all the rules you’ll ever need for riding a mount – no need to flip back and forth between the core rulebooks!

Yes, I’m also tempted by shiny new stuff. :)

– Alex 2010-01-28 17:44 UTC


Have you ever thought about bolas? They are exotic weapons but would fit the character, don’t you think?

– Talib Ka’im 2010-02-04 10:28 UTC

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