You know the last thing I need? The very last thing? I think it is another character on Sarlona. Nonetheless, a new race exists and must be explored, even if only the casual kind of exploration I do now.
I find it interesting that after all these years, I created a new Marquoz only two months ago, and now here I am creating another instance. This one not a Cleric, which is actually a shocking deviation from the Marquoz template, but here he is nonetheless. I don’t need another Cleric, I don’t have a full-on Warlock, and I have mutated backstories before to make an old character template fit a new game.
Marquoz of Rigel, Warlock, Soul Eater. Not sure how that works with him being Chaotic Good, you would expect a follower of Cthulhu to be evil, and this is partly why I haven’t created a full-on Warlock yet, but I am forging on with this nonetheless. Perhaps a good follower of Cthulhu? Is that possible? Working to honor the Great Ancient One but also to keep him sleeping at the same time?
I did not take the time to scope out his build in advance. Since I am doing it on the-fly, I have to follow build-on-the-fly rules:
- Pick one or two things
- Make every choice about those one or two (or maybe three) things
- Ignore everything else
- Don’t think, pick!
This is how Marquoz ends up with 20 CHA, 18 CON, every acid-related feat and enhancement, and not much of anything else.
I did take Force of Personality. And his spell choices were mainly defensive buffs. But everything else is about throwing as much acid at the bad guys as is possible.
I found a way to make him a Black Dragon that still looks like Marquoz – who is traditionally lily white. Go through the character builder as a White Dragon until you reach the color choices. Choose White. Then back up and repeat as a Black Dragon without touching color again. Was this really necessary? Don’t know, and with the beginning of the work day looming, no time to find out.
It worked and that is good enough for me.
I don’t have any idea how often Marquoz will get played, but since I am pretty casual I suspect his time will be limited. Too bad really, this is an interesting concept and I’d like to see it matured.
In retrospect, Earth Sorceror would have been a good choice too. But again, I have sorcerors already and no Warlock. I wonder which will turn out to have been the most effective use of the dragonborn’s Draconic Heritage?
What do you think? Or are you all building melee Dragonborn?
🙂 😀 🙂