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zaxynn
04-27-2004, 09:46 AM
old to world, old to gaming(sorta) NEW to Pools of Radiance (first pc & pc game bought 4/18/04. Can anyone chat with me to help me out? Is there a chat room on this site? I can be contacted by yahoo im name - zaxynn. Thank you for your help. Now I shall make a savings throw vs luck/chance http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

zaxynn
04-27-2004, 09:46 AM
old to world, old to gaming(sorta) NEW to Pools of Radiance (first pc & pc game bought 4/18/04. Can anyone chat with me to help me out? Is there a chat room on this site? I can be contacted by yahoo im name - zaxynn. Thank you for your help. Now I shall make a savings throw vs luck/chance http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

MDS_Geist
04-27-2004, 10:42 AM
There isn't really a chat room, but feel free to ask anything you want and we'll see what we can do. Enjoy the game. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The Right to command is bought with Duty, the Privilege of rank is Service.

Nighthawk_10
05-01-2004, 09:13 AM
You can be contacted at your e-mail by this forum if you use the notify
button at the top of this post.

velm91
10-02-2004, 08:30 PM
SHOOT, just ask away, i am sure any and all questions can be answered in a relatively short amount of time.

johndeer12345
11-06-2004, 08:07 PM
I think that I have the best possible team to start with (though I realize that there may not be one).

HE Fighter/Monk S14 D14 C10* I11 W14 C10

HE Monk/Fighter S14 D14 C9** I10 W14 C12**

HE Cleric/Monk S11 D13 C11 I13 W14 C11

HE Sorceror S10 D12 C10 I13 W14 C14

*There are 2 Con barrels near the beginning of the main hall.
** There is a +4 Con, -2 Cha fountain in the main hall.

This setup is based on the idea that 1) you shouldn't go over 14 in the startup: if you have what you need in less important attributes, it allows you to devote every level up to the crucial attributes, giving you more in the longrun. 2) Str, Dex, Wis, and Cha barrels and fountains are precommited to the fighter, monk, cleric, and sorceror, respectively. These attributes should be stacked at the start-up for all because you will not get another chance to build these up while devoting your levelups to your primary attribute. Thus Con and Int are neglected, and assumed to be made up with an even dispersment of barrels and fountains.

For my rogue I multiclass Jarial early in the game. One level is enough for your needs in the dwarven halls (especially given his Dex score) so you can focus to getting him to level 6 sorceror and that sweet fireball. Later it will help him to stay alive in combat.

While I eventually plan to bring the Fitr/Mnk and the Mnk/Fitr to essentially similar warriors, I focus on upping the Str of the F/M and the Dex of the M/F at the beginning, giving me 1 bad *** cleaver that can knock em down and 1 unhittable shadow that can attract swams of baddies and then save on the fireballs sent by my 2 sorcerors.

These 2 tanks and the Cleric/Monk form the backbone of my party, and get special priority. Eventually, the C/M's Wis AC bonus will make him unhittable and I hope to find one more Sorceror giving me a total of
2 tanks
1 solid healer
3 devastating offensive magic users.

Everyone's a half elf because I think they look cooler, see in the dark, and I don't know any way that they are inferior to humans.

Rozand
11-08-2004, 02:45 PM
Monk wasn't very useful in the game and making three of your characters multiclassed with it is not agreat idea.

As for why you might want a beter racial mix some magic items only work for a specific race. There are runes that you need a dwarf to read. Humans get both an extra feat at level one and one extra skill point a level. This really adds up and is huge.

You can find many items that bestow the ability to see in the dark and light is only a first level spell to begin with. Half elves aren't bad but I wouldn't have more than 1. The others with racial bonuses are very good I made a dwarf barbarian for my fighter type and he was great. Ended up with a 25 con and well over 200 hit points.

You are right it doesn't make much sense to go above a 14 except for instance if you make a rogue character you have no need of charisma so take all those points and distribute it into dex and intelligence which are their prime needed areas.

Not knowing the rules it was a mistake not starting with a rogue because one you make gets four times the skill points at first level. This is huge.

johndeer12346
04-13-2005, 01:14 AM
Rozand-
Thanks for the advise. I appreciate your helping everyone. You're the man.

I actually didn't start the above game, I was just contemplating. PoR is my first D&D experience and, considering the dumbed-down manual that came with it was about as useful as a plastic bag full of crapp, I don't know all these rules and consequences.

I am hoping, before I invest 100+ hours into a game, you could advise me of any drawbacks to the party I'm considering:

Human Fighter same stats as above
Human Monk same stats as above
Human Cleric/Monk same stats as above
Elven Rogue 10, 16, 10, 14, 10, 13 (a future Sorceror)

My goal is to have someone that can handle any attack-either by taking it (fighter) or dodging it (monk). I'm assuming that when mature, the monk is just a suped up version of a rogue without useful, non-combat skills (and thus the best class for melee based on evasion).

Given that this game is magic heavy, I hope to wind up with 4 magic users and that eventually my 2 tanks can shore up the frontline. Still, baddies are bound to sneak through and so my magic users should multiclass as some melee character so they're not defenseless. A monk was the natural choice for my cleric, as I intend to dump all stat points into wisdom (this seems to me to be the best multiclass combo in the game). And since I need a rogue anyway it seems like a good choice for my sorceror who will be a little behind Jarial but, with the sword of larceny, will have a +4 bonus to his AC and after level 2 (after which I'll start pursuing Sorcerorhood) he'll have Evasion feat. With 14 int, 18 dex, and nightvision he'll satisfy all my rogue needs for a while, even at level 2.

I know many of the characters don't need points in certain stats but I don't like anyone in the red- I guess for style points. I also know that I should include more races like a dwarf as my fighter but again, I don't want to. I guess I'm a bigot.

MDS_Geist
04-20-2005, 06:37 PM
I usually don't use dwarves of halflings myself, particularly halflings. But soloing the game with a halfling monk can be entertaining.

Rozand
04-20-2005, 10:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by johndeer12346:
Rozand-
Thanks for the advise. I appreciate your helping everyone. You're the man.

I actually didn't start the above game, I was just contemplating. PoR is my first D&D experience and, considering the dumbed-down manual that came with it was about as useful as a plastic bag full of crapp, I don't know all these rules and consequences.

I am hoping, before I invest 100+ hours into a game, you could advise me of any drawbacks to the party I'm considering:

Human Fighter same stats as above
Human Monk same stats as above
Human Cleric/Monk same stats as above
Elven Rogue 10, 16, 10, 14, 10, 13 (a future Sorceror)

My goal is to have someone that can handle any attack-either by taking it (fighter) or dodging it (monk). I'm assuming that when mature, the monk is just a suped up version of a rogue without useful, non-combat skills (and thus the best class for melee based on evasion).

Given that this game is magic heavy, I hope to wind up with 4 magic users and that eventually my 2 tanks can shore up the frontline. Still, baddies are bound to sneak through and so my magic users should multiclass as some melee character so they're not defenseless. A monk was the natural choice for my cleric, as I intend to dump all stat points into wisdom (this seems to me to be the best multiclass combo in the game). And since I need a rogue anyway it seems like a good choice for my sorceror who will be a little behind Jarial but, with the sword of larceny, will have a +4 bonus to his AC and after level 2 (after which I'll start pursuing Sorcerorhood) he'll have Evasion feat. With 14 int, 18 dex, and nightvision he'll satisfy all my rogue needs for a while, even at level 2.

I know many of the characters don't need points in certain stats but I don't like anyone in the red- I guess for style points. I also know that I should include more races like a dwarf as my fighter but again, I don't want to. I guess I'm a bigot. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well it's your game if you don't like dwarves you don't have to have one. the con bonus for charisma is a sweet deal for any fighting type though.

Personally I wouldn't multiclass the cleric until late in the game and I'd start with a pure sorcerer. The rogue I would multiclass with fighter or barbarian because that charcter will have substantial melee punch adding in sneak attacks now and then.

A rogue/sorcerer isn't that great and you often waste the potential sneak atatcks which are worsened because a sorcerer hit roll numbers are the worst.

With the fighter you can take the charisma down to a 3 as he won't be needing it for anything and boost str and con. If you choose your alignment right you could multiclass barbarian in there to keep maximum hit rolls.

You need some fighting punch because later in the game foes have substantial Magic resistance.

I'd start with as high as an int you can afford even for fighters to have a 12 because it makes a difference in skill points. Everyone will have their move silent numbers bettered which means you will actually attain surprise some of the time instead of never with platemail wearing fighter classes.

The monk takes too long to come into offensive punch and you will have a hard time winning battles to get intial levels especially with your spellcasters being multiclassed and taking much longer to get the more effective spells.

Hope you find some of it useful but you probably could make it with your planned party just it would be a little harder.

If you want a true take on the actual rules pick up a 3rd edition D&D players guide which will likely be discounted by now. It will be an invaluable aid.

MDS_Geist
04-22-2005, 06:53 AM
Monks can gain fairly quickly by finding secret doors and traps. But they can be a bit weedy at the start.

cfischer83
04-22-2005, 09:16 PM
Rozand and MDS do still post here! Long time no see http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Any other oldbies around? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

MDS_Geist
04-27-2005, 10:29 AM
It would seem as though we are pretty much it. There are still people who play the game and occasionally come here. How are you doing?

cfischer83
04-27-2005, 06:03 PM
Pretty good. I don't visit the myst forums that often but have been dropping in recently to see who's still around, so I thought I'd come here!

Since you last saw me, I moved from Seattle to Phoenix, got married, expecting a kid and a lot of other stuff! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Been crazy, what about you guys?

Rozand
04-29-2005, 02:15 PM
Nothing quite so exciting. Still live in the same place no GF still gaming. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Nothing special has happened to me other than I have a 18 month old niece. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif She's a darling.

Good luck with your impending fatherhood.

cfischer83
04-30-2005, 01:22 AM
I'm hoping for a few years of routine starting about now! .... I like change but sometimes it's stressful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

MDS_Geist
05-11-2005, 05:45 AM
I'm now halfway done with Seminary (finished yesterday), and next year will be in Israel. So I'm moving also in a few months. Apartment hunting from the US for a foreign country (even one as Western as Israel) can be quite an experience) This Summer will be back in the militaray as a Navy Chaplain - but the rules are kind of a PITA since I have to take a reduction in rank and there are many different rules to deal with that I have to work with such as not wearing any of my quals. But it's been a pretty crazy year here.

However my brother and sister and law are expecting their first child in a month and we're very excited about it! As we say, B'sha'ah tovah! - literally it means "at a good hour" and it's what you say to a fried when they tell you they're expecting.

Sadly I also just broke up with my girlfriend on Monday night. I thought that she would be the One. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif So I'm very sad right now.

Rozand
05-20-2005, 05:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cfischer83:
I'm hoping for a few years of routine starting about now! .... I like change but sometimes it's stressful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Yeah I had a big shakeup. My computer was non-functional and I spent a week getting it back in order. It was not fun. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif It pales compared to your momentous life changes. I'm sure you will rise to the challenge and make the best of it.

Did you ever finish your game on Cage8?

cfischer83
06-02-2005, 01:45 AM
MDS: What kind of Seminary did you attend?

Roz: No, I never finished the game... I eventually got unregistered so I never bothered finishing up. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Also, found out our little one is a girl! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I will teach her the art of spamming while she's young! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I just started my new job. I take complaints in a call center for Safeway... It's so much fun taking complaints all day that I could shoot myself with excitement! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Rozand
06-04-2005, 05:25 PM
Yeah same with me. I am not a member anymore. I did develop the RPG system quite a bit though. I have over 200 pages of material and even some of my own drawings.

Congrats on the daughter. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Have you been wrestling over a anme yet?

Yeah that job sounds like a winner http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif but maybe after awhile you can move up or use the experience to get a better job. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

cfischer83
07-18-2005, 12:17 AM
Yes, her name will be Marcie-Rose (http://www.planetkodiak.com/marcie-rose/main) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

My supervisor has already told me that I am showing up people who have been there for years and that I'm obviously not being challenged. She wants to move me up as fast as possible!

Rozand
07-20-2005, 07:19 PM
That sounds like a fine name. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hopefully sooner than later you will be promoted. You could use the extra money for certain. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

MDS_Geist
07-22-2005, 07:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cfischer83:
MDS: What kind of Seminary did you attend? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Conservative Jewish. I'll be a rabbi in a few more years. For now I'm just enjoying chaplaincy and will be spending some more time in the less-nice parts of the Middle East before Israel (specials waivers can be nice). So I should be back in a month or so.

Take care and have fun!

cfischer83
08-27-2005, 02:32 AM
She was born on August 16th

See her website here (http://www.planetkodiak.com/marcie-rose/main)

Oh, and be careful in the middle east, Geist, I heard there's some people there that don't get along with each other http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif and it's not the fun place everyone makes it out to be http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

In all seriousness, be safe though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Archangel0103
08-29-2005, 02:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MDS_Geist:
I usually don't use dwarves of halflings myself, particularly halflings. But soloing the game with a halfling monk can be entertaining. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That'd be kinda like Yoda wandering around Myth Drannor, without a lightsaber...

Sorry to hear about your break-up. Here's to getting back on the horse!

Rozand
09-02-2005, 08:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Archangel0103:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MDS_Geist:
I usually don't use dwarves of halflings myself, particularly halflings. But soloing the game with a halfling monk can be entertaining. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That'd be kinda like Yoda wandering around Myth Drannor, without a lightsaber...

Sorry to hear about your break-up. Here's to getting back on the horse! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

NO NO NO. Yoda still has strong force powers without the lgithsaber. In fact he is probably deadlier without one. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Archangel0103
09-02-2005, 03:36 PM
Yeah, that's what I'm saying, High level monks get all those weird chi powers; they'd be like Yoda's force powers!

Rozand
09-04-2005, 09:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Archangel0103:
Yeah, that's what I'm saying, High level monks get all those weird chi powers; they'd be like Yoda's force powers! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Except Geist meant the opposite. That halfling monks are about worthless and make the game a real challenge. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Archangel0103
09-07-2005, 11:14 AM
Ahhh, entertaining = worthless. Got it.

Rozand
09-11-2005, 01:56 PM
Yeash the HPL (Halfling Protection League)people were mad at Geist and I had to use my connections to save him. He likes seeing halflings die a horrible death virtually of course. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Seriously thought I think he meant challenging as in stimulating the intellect. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

MDS_Geist
09-19-2005, 01:46 PM
Rozand has it right again. Soloing with a halfling (dragon dim sum) monk is a fun challenge.

Cfisher, there are indeed some folks in the Middle East who just aren't so friendly and are often downright anti-social! But luckily there are some other folks who are quite hospitable. But as you can read, I am now back (well, on the board, I'm in Israel rather than the US - but it's a very friendly place) and am quite intact as is my RP (although he is back in the States). But I'm planning on staying safe, no worries. I do appreciate the concern though, thanks.

Shashakiro
10-20-2005, 08:19 PM
Wow, it's Cory. Memories, memories http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

As for me, like I said in the other thread I'm a multiplayer Tetris god nowadays, and I spend a lot of time on that site (http://www.spogg.com, it's to me now what these boards were to me three years back). And no, I don't spam anymore, at all, sorry guys XD

In real life, I'm now a senior in high school (and yeah, I think I had at least a few people bamboozled as to my actual age back then, but I was, in fact, 13 years old :P) trying to get into a decent college. That's all for me.

MDS_Geist
10-26-2005, 12:58 AM
Where are you applying Shashy?

Shashakiro
10-26-2005, 09:03 PM
Brown early decision. I really hope I get in. 2300 SAT can't hurt.

MDS_Geist
10-27-2005, 12:25 PM
Have fun, I know many people who went to Brown - one of the original bastions of extreme liberal thought. I also have no idea how the new SAT is scored other than the fact that the old scores (1600 scale above a certain point) correlate to off the scale now! Gotta' love those changes.

Rozand
11-02-2005, 06:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Shashakiro:
Brown early decision. I really hope I get in. 2300 SAT can't hurt. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow someone has rich parents. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Good luck on getting in. What is your major going to be?