First fo all I'm sorry for the delay, but between my limited internet access and some cable that went M.I.A. I had major computer troubles this week.
For some reason I recently got into a W&W mood, so I started to build some Heroic Fantasy characters, I hope to be able to keep this up for a while (although I admit my partial ignorance of the genre, my taste tend to swing toward heroic/epic fantasy). So, let's begin: By the Sword and Spell
, build #1.
...I was born in the Cimmerian hills where the people are all barbarians. I have been a mercenary soldier, a corsair, a kozak, and a hundred other things. What king has roamed the countries, fought the battles, loved the women, and won the plunder that I have?
Conan of Cimmeria
STR: 20 (+5), DEX: 16 (+3), CON: 20 (+5), INT: 14 (+2), WIS: 16 (+3), CHA: 16 (+3)
Bluff - (+3/+7 [Attractive]), Climb 5 (+10), Craft (weapon & armorsmithing) 3 (+5), Diplomacy (+3/+7 [Attractive]), Gather Information 3 (+6), Handle Animal 2 (+5), Intimidate 6 (+9), Knowledge (current events) 3 (+5), Knowledge (streetwise) 4 (+6), Knowledge (tactics) 4 (+6), Language 5 (Hyborian, Hyrkanian, Nordheimer, Turanian, Zamoran; native: Cimmerian), Notice 4 (+7), Profession (Mercenary) 4 (+7), Ride 5 (+8), Search 3 (+5), Sense Motive 3 (+6), Stealth 3 (+6), Survival 4 (+7), Swim 3 (+8)
All-Out Attack, Attack Focus 2 (melee), Attack Specilization 1 (grapple), Attractive 1, Beginner's Luck, Benefit 1 (literate), Crushing Pin, Diehard, Distract 1 (Intimidate), Dodge Focus 3, Endurance 1, Improved Initiative 1, Improvised Weapons 1, Inspire 3, Light Sleeper, Lionheart 1, Luck 1, Power Attack, Rage 1 (5 rounds), Startle, Stunning Attack, Takedown Attack 1, Track, Ultimate Strength, Veteran Fighter, Withstand Damage
Accelerated Climb 1, Secured Climb
(Super-Strength 1 [heavy load: 800 lbs/1400 lbs when raging]; Flaw: Tiring; 1pp)
Attack +6 (+8 melee); Damage +5 (unarmed), or by weapon of choice; Defense +8 (+3 Flat-footed); Initiative +7
Toughness +5, Fortitude +7/+11 [Endurance], Reflex +5, Will +6/+10 [Lionheart]
Low Wealth 1
Abilities 42 + Skills 16 (64 ranks) + Feats 33 + Powers 1 + Combat 22 + Saves 7 - Drawbacks 1 = 120
- Hatred (sorcerers): as a rule of thumb Conan consideration of sorcerers range from distrust to downright hate
- Honor (barbarian code): Conan live by a simple, yet inflexible, code of honor. He never lies, never hurt a woman, never left a blood debt unpaid
- Reputation (scoundrel): those who know Conan generally consider him a dangerous man, or a downright menace
- Temper: Conan has quite the explosive and bloodlust temper
a long time ago I swore not to build Conan, simply because I thought that he was too difficult to put into anything even remotly resembling a decent character format, due to his notorious ability of "doing-almost-anything-by-himself" (aka Marty Stu syndrome), but looking at the work of other builders proved me wrong. So I decided to gave the notorious Cimmerian a shot.
this is my representation of Conan halfway through his life, he had his fair share of adventure in civilized lands, but he's not ready to become king yet.
as a rule of thumb Conan doesn't really have any fixed property at this point of his life, he usually start each adventure with a weapon, some clothes and whatever his current employer provided him with (generally nothing or an armor at best). So I decided not to include any level of Equipment
Conan is still PL 6.5 with his bare fists. With a simple Sword/Chainmail combo he can reach to PL8, with a Plate Armor/Greatsword he's PL9, which is probably as high he might be at this point. Also, he can use almost anything as a lethal weapon, thanks to his Improvised Weapons feat