Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Bring Out Your Wimps

Last night's boardgame group was just Bruce, Al, and me. Jim was out of town and Carl was a no-show. We played three games and I got clobbered in all three of them. In Ticket to Ride I was too timid about taking ticket cards, which give you victory condition to fufill for points but if you fail to make the condition they are worth negative VP. My Santa Fe Rails game was just a mess. I'm going to campaign to play this one a couple more weeks consecutively just to get the hang of the darn thing. Finally, during the bean game I made too many trades just to be making trades. Ah well, I had a good time either way. Bruce and Al are good guys. After the game Bruce and I talked a bit about this Friday night's Living Greyhawk event. Bruce pointed out that since we will have 6 players for one module and not the other (two people have already played the other one), that we should run the new PCs in the 6-player event. Because we will have more people in the party we ought to be able to get away with running characters that are less frontloaded. Bruce immediately glommed onto the idea of running a wizard, so my burninating sorcerer will have to wait for another day. And whatever configuration my great axe wielder ends up being, that is a front-loaded PC for sure. That means I should go with either my monk idea or the healer angle. If time permits I'll make both. The monk is pretty firm in my mind at this point. I'm going with a human and taking Dodge and Mobility for my feat selections with Stunning Fist for my monk bonus feat. I was looking at the special materials file in the SRD and I think I'll try to buy some cold iron and alchemical silver weapons, since a monk's equipment needs are very small. For this guy I have no multiclassing or prestige feat plans; he's pure monk all the way. I'm still up in the air about the healer. A bard that uses chanting instead of a renfaire guitar might be cool. Or a half-orc druid. I'm not ruling out a standard cleric either. Maybe if I look over the various metaorg docs that will help me make up my mind.