Monday, October 26, 2009

from cleric to cleric...

Well, yesterday was another Pathfinder RPG day down in Philly. Had a great time as always... however.. my character died. I was playing a cleric of Sarenrae (Goddess of the Sun)... and in perfect "bad omen" form... he died stumbling around in the dark. We were exploring a cave of a Medusa.. and only a few rooms in we encountered a room filled with Deeper Darkness, and none of us had enough powerful light spells to counter it... and this dark room was full of Grimlocks... I don't think further explanation is needed. I will say this... Jal Chavali (my character) probably had it coming.

No other character I have ever played has dropped to negative hitpoints more than this one. It took the DM quite a while to get the job done... our gnome sorcerer made a valiant attempt to save me.. he reached my body (mind you this is all happening in pitch blackness, during combat), and find my Wand (Cure Light Wounds). Though at this time at was at -8 HP. So he had two attempts to make his Use Magic Device roll... the DC was 20. He had a skill check of 10, so he had a 50/50 chance... and failed both times.

So now I need to create a new character. Since I was the cleric, and the only healer for the party, it seems I will need to fill that roll again. So my choices would be... Cleric, Paladin, Bard and Druid. I have ruled out Paladin, since there are many melee fighters in our party already (we have 2 Fighters, a Barbarian, and a Sorcerer) and I am leaning against Bard right now as well.. just don't have a good Bard idea at the moment. (and it also takes Bard's awhile before they become good healers). So that leaves Druid and Cleric. And in actuality.. I think I am just gonna go cleric.. but maybe multi-class a bit as Rogue. One of the main gods of Pathfinder is Desna, and she is the goddess of luck, Travel, Stars and Dreams. I thinking a Half-Elf who grew up in the city with his human family... the levels of Rogue represent his city life, and Cleric represents his chosen path... still have to hammer out the details...

5 comments:

lokipan said...

Sorry to hear about your character Karl. The multiclass cleric/ rogue sounds like a good idea especially with the god that you are going to go with. Good luck!

Chaosturtle said...

Cleric is probably best. Though druids have made good healers in the past, the big heal bombs always go to clerics. A god of luck couldnt hurt either!

Pondrepof said...

I'll be starting at 5th level to be on par with the rest of the party.

Right now I am thinking Rogue 1/Cleric 4... 5th level cleric is a big milestone in Pathfinder.. so I may hit that at 6th and then ride Rogue all the way to 10.

Cleric/Rogue is the best interpretation of a Paladin of Desna there is.. since the god is very chaotic..(normal LG paladins don't make sense) that's the idea I am playing off of.

lokipan said...

It must be nutty bouncing between Pathfinder and D&D 4e.
Sometimes I do miss the old multiclassing system for 3x. That may be the ONLY thing that I miss...

Pondrepof said...

it can get confusing at times...but since I am playing in one and DMing the other its not too bad