Your GM hands you all blank character sheets and the bestiary, saying you all have to play an animal. Not furshit or magical creatures, but Earth animals that can take class levels.
+1 to attack rolls, damage rolls, and saves against fear.
whats the maximum CR allowed?
because elephant seems like a good choice.
big as heck, good grasping appendage, good swimmer, tusks, good starting int.
only downside is an inability to jump, and the food requirements.
but if we're in a magical world, create food is what, a 1st level spell? Goodberry is too? I'm fine.
I'd be a exiled lion Paladin seeking to redeem himeself.
Pic related barbarian.
There is no mercy. There is no peace. There is only hunger, rage, and beady little eyes.
He keeps tools in his shell, and mostly invents thing that make him go faster
Falcon beastmaster ranger with pixie for a familiar.
If that's cheating then I'd have to go with lobster warlock or a horse warlord.
Healer remora. I'd attach myself to the underbelly of the tank shark.
I wouldn't get all faggy and magical realm-y with it but instead play the black sidekick
I'd be a goat Ranger, and survive EVERYTHING.
Hyena Synergist Summoner
Laughing? Or summoning Eidelon?
>Lives for decades
>Can swim for hundreds of miles
>Mines for salt
>Tears down trees
>Fucks up lions, tigers and bears oh my
>Works as a wizard, monk, paladin or bard
Has giant penis
>>44617916 took my first choice so...
Red Bearded Vulture Warlock. Once I'm done eating that carcass, whatever's left is going to carry my things back to the nest.
At first I'm all playful, then I bite people in half
For a 2nd-edition Savage Worlds game I played a giant 700lb fiddler crab named Kilik-ki-chik, and it was fucking awesome.
>Bearded vulture eats exclusively bones
Whatever is left isn't going to be carrying anything without a skeletal system to support it. Pretty much the single animal possible to make a necromancer out of.
On the other hand, a bearded vulture when threatened will projectile vomit a spray of extremely strong stomach acid and bone shards, and unlike other vultures, will hunt live game. By picking it up and dropping it off cliffs.
Jumping Spider Knight
Horny toad druid. Has natural spine armor and can shoot blood from its eyes as a racial power twice a day
I'd be a pterodactyl warlock.
Unless they have to be modern animals, in which case, a wasp bard, hitting on the fairies and jabbing the eyes of the enemy with my trusty toothpick banjo by my side.
Peter "Pepsis Pete" Primmer, at your service.
>No, it's not happening.
>But you said an animal from the Bestiary! And from Earth! It totally works.
>Fuck you, no, the intent was to play animals from OUR Earth, anon. NO DINOSAURS.
>Okay, fine, then I'm pic related.
>And I'm taking my levels in Cleric, faggot.
Either Canadian Goose Barbarian, Cassowary Brawler, or pic related Dexbarb/assassin.
I am not a happy camper.
Druidic Owl. Not to be confused with a moonkin.
PISTOL SHRIMP. I DON'T GIVE A FUCK WHAT CLASS, I'LL PLAY A COMMONER, EAT SHIT. FUCK YOU, MY CLAWS ARE GUNS
Rages so hard that bullets don't work.
Or Croatian sheperd Warlock (the breed looks like a smaller German sheperd from hell with a look that tells you it's going to eat your soul) fey pact chainlock.
a bear you say?
>Only one other guy said wolf
Ya'll niggas ain't noble for shit
I'll have you know there's nothing more noble than a balding eagle that slowly loses his hair with quiet dignity.
Pic highly related.
Elephant monk. It'd be easy, I'd just step on whatever I encounter.
I am snek. Hiss.... ssss..
Also psion. Because fuck everything.
No one wants to be the party tank?
I'll take that job.
I already played as a animal. Got stuck playing as my animal companion for a month. It was a blast. A murderous blood filled blast. You don't know fear until you know a sloth with a soul stealing dagger.
I remember that thread you motherfucker. I wish I didn't but I do.
>forgetting your admin tripcode
>Be a cockroach ranger, and survive EVERYTHING and more.
Cockroaches aren't actually very hardy. They only survive outside of the tropics because the modern world has indoor heating.
I am the Bard of Bats. My bardsong is ultrasonic, true. But if you had but hears to hear it you would weep.
Also I am going to steal all your mangos. And bananas. Actually, just put the fruit bowl on the ground sir, nobody has to be hurt. Back away now, leave the fruit there.
Look Anon, if you want to play lol random freeform RPG's, be my guest. But don't post the same shitty image over and over again while pretending anyone in the story was doing anything other than "I want to play a bear because it's cool". The problem is that the humour derives from clever use of the rules when, in fact, it's not clever at all.
Coconut crab. I just think they are fucking cool.
Sloth wizard is where it's at. Combat's happening but I'm asleep, head in my open spellbook on my floating disc after a hard day's work of preparing my spells this morning. Morning happens several times a day for me though. If they yell really hard I'll definitely have some fresh spells left.
Venerable lobster cleric of the Old Gods (but I still think of them as the new gods).
I'd go for a Wolverine, I guess. Basically a minibear, or a weasel on steroids.
The thing can look cute, but WILL wreck your shit if you piss him off. Plus, they don't really care about the size of the thing they're fighting. They've been known to fight off packs of wolves, and even bears.
As for the class, I think I'd roll between Warrior or Berserker.
Beetle Knight, everything gets flipped over and smashed.
An Assassin cuttlefish
Assuming that there is no Rouge and wizard hybrid.
playing a bear is well within the rules of 3.5.
well technically not as it has an int lower then 3 but thats really more of a suggestion
in a more serious campaign i would never allow the bluffs to work but im most campaigns its fine
Disappointed no one's mentioned the pangolin yet. I'm here to tank and be adorable.
The ride never *WHACK* *PSSSHHHHH*
>You have been poisoned
>fireballs from moufh
Could also double a doorstop/barricade at night or summat.
The neat thing with cats is that their terminal velocity is absolutely within the limits of their survivability.
It's actually more dangerous for them to fall from specific heights, during which they are still building towards their terminal velocity and are making constant adjustments.
Stoats ain't nothin to fuck with.
Saw one ambush a field mouse outside my window this past summer. Mouse stood zero chance, all it could do was squeak in horror and pain before it got it's neck fucking crushed.
One of my cats caught one a few years ago. It was still alive and pissed, wound up chasing my brother around the yard for a few minutes.
Glaucus atlanticus Assassin. A squishy wizard is fine too.
Deer ranger. Partly because of the potential of antlers, mostly because of the irony and cannibalism.
casting times doubled, but component-free
Except THAT'S a skink.
I see your Deer Ranger, and raise you one Moose Barbarian.
I once played a game as an awakened housecat cleric/master of shrouds with leadership, ranks in handle animal, and augment summoning. My DM hated me because I had every single means in the game for getting every single kind of minion.
Terrifying animals. Anything that can get into an incident with a car, and the car is TOTALED, and that creature GETS UP, BRUSHES IT OFF AND WALKS THE FUCK AWAY, you don't fuck with.
Unless your in a Semi, then you may have a shot at actually killing it, but your rig is going to take a beating.
this nigger is the only guy in here with any sense in his head
God, I haven't seen a thread so pure in a long time. Also pic related.
Not for the faint of heart.
High CHA, though pointless to have with out a good DM to let you use it, Panther assassin maybe? Hell most big cats would be easy choices
>Massive serrated teeth
>Claws that can tear flesh just as easily as they burrow through earth
>A tail that can break a grown man's limbs with a flick
>Incredible sense of smell
>Can swim from one island to another with little issue
>Apex predator of its island despite human presence
Komodo Dragon Ranger without a single doubt. If by some miracle my enemies manage to survive being mauled by a ten foot, three hundred pound lizard then they'll either succumb that day due to the effects of the venom now coursing through their steadily emptying veins, or in a few days from the infection caused by the fuckload of bacteria found in my constantly gingival gums.
prey animals are sad. in that previous video im sure all of those rabbits couldve banded together to kick that stoat's ass. but yknow. prey animals. :L this rabbit is fucked though.
No you aren't thinking enough.
Level 1 is a normal Mantis Shrimp.
Level 20 is a maxed out Mantis Shrimp. This monster would easily be capable of killing an Abrams Tank with its punches if I remember how D&D stats scale. Also if these animals are all scaled up/down to the size of a human and ignoring square cube law, a Mantis Shrimp scaled up to the size of a man without having to worry about supporting its own weight would be a scary, scary thing.
Even more scary is a Mantis Shrimp Muscle Wizard.
>playing cold blooded
There's a reason that warm blooded dominate the higher tiers, you basically NEED to have setting support for cold blooded and massive prep time. Warm blooded just get up and go.
The time it took for my character to become active would depend entirely on the location of the setting. Somewhere with tropical weather would mean little to no wait time to get up and go, and i'd be told to pick something else if the setting were in a cold environment. A more temperate region wouldn't be too big of an issue since I know that one of the two in my group that regularly choose tanky classes are bound to pick something big and fuzzy like a tiger or bear. I could simply use them as living heat rocks at night to try and skip or reduce the time spent warming up. That aside it'd be more than worth it once I became actually able to put my character to use. There's quite a bit of versatility to be found in the creature I chose.
>Fire mage Komodo
FUCK, why did I not think of that before going with a ranger? Better yet I can become a wizard and learn both fly and cast fireball. I CAN BECOME A LITERAL DRAGON.
>that last paragraph
Is it, like, weird that I've never really dealt with an even mildly magical realm-y game?
Ok get this,
My character is an alligator right?
But he's also half sneaker.
Since he's half sneaker this lets my character transform into a turtle, snake, frill-necked lizard, and chameleon, but his best transformation is a giant dinosaur foot.
No I'm not power gaming, see? look it's in his back story!!
For some reason I've come to the conclusion that despite their love for spiders the drow and Lolth only ever really interact with the theridiidae family. I mean with every picture of Lolth or a drow with a spider it's always been a widow or another comb footed spider. Hell, even driders have bodies that are of the comb footed design.
While i'm on the subject; Can you guys imagine what it'd be like if driders came in more than one type? Jumping driders lunging at you from across a room, hideous ogre faced driders dropping giant webs on you, spitting driders shooting toxic webs from their fangs, tarantula driders just man handling your shit like it's nothing, driders that just kill you by binding you in increasing layers of silk until you're crushed like that smiley face spider from hawaii. I dare say the possibilities are endless.
Squirrel Rogue that specializes in acrobatics and losing his nuts, obviously.
You know you'll lose the campaign, right? You're the bad guy.
My dad was in a car accident with one, the car was crushed and dad made it out with minor injuries but the moose died.
Perhaps the European moose is weaker then the ones found in America. Also
I know the alaska moose are different than canadian/north american kind and that european moose are alose different but i'm not sure if theres a significant difference other than antlers.
a wizard cat. i can turn doorknobs with my magic, nothing can stop me
"The Miskatonic", a lovecraftian visual novel being made by a guy who usually draws porn. text was edited in by a friend of mine in MS pain when she was bored. here's more of that character, the "innocent babychild Lizzy of Dunwich"
U know it's nature but god damn. i'm playing a herbivore
even more, with her "tiny babychild sisters" in her own words
Might be some actual fun. A Redwall styled d&d game could be pretty awesome. Ill just let my players fluff their animals and give them bonuses depending on the animal. I think I'm the only one in my group to have heard of the series however. I would love to see a Fighter Badger.
Looks more like a Blue Tongue Lizard.
>it's possible if you ignore the rules
That's the point, Anon. Anything is possible if you ignore the rules. But that's kind of the problem with all these "rule of cool" stories. None of it actually happened in a gameplay sense. There were no smart actions of the players, no clever manipulations of the rules, in short none of the things that make cool actions in games have any worth.
And we domesticated these guys so they could work for us. Come to think of it, we have a pretty simple pattern for domestication.
-Animals we can eat
Docile and tasty enough. The dumber, the better.
-Animals we can sit on
We're not picky. Horses are damn near perfect, but we'll sit on camels and elephants, too. We'd sit on deer and elk if they let us.
-The most psychopatic murderers Mother Nature has to offer
Dogs are our oldest friend, and they're assholes who run in packs and pick out the weakest prey. Cats are just serial killers. Our more minor buddies are shit like ferrets and birds of prey who are less easy to keep, but were just too murderous to pass up.
Isn't it squiddingly obvious what animal I'd choose?
Though I'm yet to pick a class, de geso.
Maybe I'll try them all till I get an inking for which one I like, de geso.
I did not know that.
I've always thought of skinks as those tiny, tail-dropping things in the garden and Blue Tongues as a separate group altogether that sunbath in the backyard and frighten my dogs.
I actually played a Lioness Barbarian-Monk once.
She was made intelligent from a wizard who intended for her to be his bodyguard but he treated her as a pet, and not very well at that so she made her escape and struck out on her own.
It was fun. Her knowledge was based on the Wizard's own so she had high intelligence and even worked out, eventually, a few cantrips.
But otherwise she was a brawler on the most part.
However much of the time she had little input into non-fighting matters past her intelligence and so spent much of it just lion around.
Also, if she had no means to get to the enemy or there was to much open ground to get to opponents with ranged attacks, she was just a giant pussy.
Then she got an artefact that made her roars seismic and found a new way to rip and tear.
Unless the group was willing to give it a go, I don't think I'd do it again though.
Really!? De geso
Some little fishy can't recognise the glorious form of a Squid?
And Eiko accuses me of having a goldfish brain.
A pigeon. They're probably the shittest in the game but fuck it.
I fucking love pigeons.