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Mallus

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PostSubject: An idea for retired characters   Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:54 pm

Since some people are thinking of retiring their current characters, how about keeping the old PC's around as members of the Just-Us League, making it more like their namesake Justice League (or, more accurately, making it more like the Substitute Legion), with a big cast of rotating main characters?

I love the idea of the League expanding, recruiting more and more borderline sociopath 'heroes' dedicated to 'protecting' the Port, along with foisting new gods on it and fomenting socialist revolutions.


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PostSubject: Re: An idea for retired characters   Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:48 pm

I think that's a good idea! Once I switch to the shaman, I might want to go back to Penelope every so often. So it works well for me.
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PostSubject: Re: An idea for retired characters   Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:37 pm

Penelope wrote:
I think that's a good idea! Once I switch to the shaman, I might want to go back to Penelope every so often. So it works well for me.

Good. Treasure would miss Penelope.
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PostSubject: Re: An idea for retired characters   Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:30 pm

I think that sounds like an excellent plan -- I'll probably swap out characters here and there, as the whim takes me. Vox shall remain my main PC, but the thought of a Warforged Bard (with built in percussion set) named The Grand Panjandrum has been calling to me a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: An idea for retired characters   Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:50 pm

Rolzup wrote:
... but the thought of a Warforged Bard (with built in percussion set) named The Grand Panjandrum has been calling to me a bit.
Wonderful! And quite Seussian, too.

I'm trying to decide which class to use for one of the Port's gun-toting librarians. I kinda like the name Stylus Vile (named for a writing implement found on the Infernal Isles that doubles as a stiletto), though I'm also partial to Finale of Seem (who, upon further consideration, should be a Modernist assassin).
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PostSubject: Re: An idea for retired characters   Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:11 pm

I think this is a damn good idea too, even if it means I can't kill off all the retired PCs like L.

Mallus wrote:
I'm trying to decide which class to use for one of the Port's gun-toting librarians. I kinda like the name Stylus Vile (named for a writing implement found on the Infernal Isles that doubles as a stiletto), though I'm also partial to Finale of Seem (who, upon further consideration, should be a Modernist assassin).

Mechanically I think filing the numbers off a crossbow-focused rogue or a bow ranger would do it easily enough.
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PostSubject: Re: An idea for retired characters   Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:36 pm

shilsen wrote:
Mechanically I think filing the numbers off a crossbow-focused rogue or a bow ranger would do it easily enough.
Either of those work, but they lack the pleasingly baroque quality I'm looking for.

Say like using Swordmage, and declaring that he only fires at point-blank range...
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PostSubject: Re: An idea for retired characters   Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:20 pm

Mallus wrote:
shilsen wrote:
Mechanically I think filing the numbers off a crossbow-focused rogue or a bow ranger would do it easily enough.
Either of those work, but they lack the pleasingly baroque quality I'm looking for.

Say like using Swordmage, and declaring that he only fires at point-blank range...

Only a few more day til Arcane Power come out, right? Maybe there's an appropriate new version of wizard there. Their guns can be their implements.
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PostSubject: Re: An idea for retired characters   Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:23 pm

Rolzup wrote:
the thought of a Warforged Bard (with built in percussion set) named The Grand Panjandrum has been calling to me a bit.

Haha... so great!
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PostSubject: Re: An idea for retired characters   Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:52 am

Mallus wrote:
Rolzup wrote:
... but the thought of a Warforged Bard (with built in percussion set) named The Grand Panjandrum has been calling to me a bit.
Wonderful! And quite Seussian, too.

I've always liked that phrase. And that it was used as the code-name for a really ill-considered WWII weapon system?

("We'll fill a drum full of explosives, attach two enormous wheels to it, and then strap rockets to the wheels for propulsion! What could possibly go horribly wrong?")

Icing on the cake.
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PostSubject: Re: An idea for retired characters   Mon May 11, 2009 11:58 am

Horrifyingly, and no doubt partially fueled by Percoset, I've had an even better idea.

(Better in the sense that I keep cracking myself up with it, which is a long way from being an objectively good thing.)

Tiefling Bard, whose implement is a golden fiddle. All of his powers would be implement based, so he'd spent all his time in battle sawing away and tapping his foot, while his comically deep-voiced familiar (a Bound Demon that looks exactly like its master) plays accompaniment with an improbably loud miniature double bass.

This image amuses me far more than it has any right to.
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PostSubject: Re: An idea for retired characters   Mon May 11, 2009 1:56 pm

Rolzup wrote:
Horrifyingly, and no doubt partially fueled by Percoset, I've had an even better idea.

(Better in the sense that I keep cracking myself up with it, which is a long way from being an objectively good thing.)

Tiefling Bard, whose implement is a golden fiddle. All of his powers would be implement based, so he'd spent all his time in battle sawing away and tapping his foot, while his comically deep-voiced familiar (a Bound Demon that looks exactly like its master) plays accompaniment with an improbably loud miniature double bass.

This image amuses me far more than it has any right to.

And he'll be constantly dueling other bards in musical skill challenges, his fiddle bet against their souls?
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PostSubject: Re: An idea for retired characters   Mon May 11, 2009 3:21 pm

gridley wrote:
And he'll be constantly dueling other bards in musical skill challenges, his fiddle bet against their souls?
Kinda goes with the territory...
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PostSubject: Re: An idea for retired characters   Mon May 11, 2009 8:43 pm

Will he fiddle while Yatagan and Odanais burn down the city?
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