New character

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So after months of work, we’ve finished building a new character. It took a lot of effort and late nights of snacking, but we think the result is well worth it. We see great potential for future development.

At the moment, though, the abilities are a bit lacking, much what you’d expect for a level 0 figure. Strength and Constitution are quite low, barely strong enough to lift his own head. Dexterity, however, is quite high — able to touch his feet to his groin with no problems whatsoever. Intelligence is lacking, though we feel this will grow over time with more XP. Wisdom is fair — he knows when not to sweat the small stuff, and stays tightly focused on the things going on inside him. Charisma, however, is through the roof. He charms everyone he sees. We need to be careful about allowing him to recklessly wield such power!

As one would expect with a low-level, the skill set is also still severely lacking. Almost all of his skill points seem to be invested in sleeping, eating, and digesting… though I was suprised by his subtle Escape Artist skills when dressing him this morning, and his Bluff skills when trying to read his varied facial expressions. He’s also apparently invested many ranks in Diplomacy: he’s able to make scads of minions fall over backwards to serve his every whim. We’ve initially equipped him with nothing but a simple wrapped robe and boots of warming. This should be all he needs for his initial encounters.

Emmett Laith, wee commoner: Human Cmnr 0; CR 0; Tiny humanoid (human); HD 1/2; hp 2; Init -2; Speed 0; AC 10, touch 10, flat-footed 10; Base Attack -3; Attack -3 melee (1d4-3, unclipped fingernails); Attack +2 ranged (1d4, scream); SA heightened smell 30′; SQ charm 15/day; AL NG; SV Fort -2, Ref +1, Will 0; Str 3, Dex 18, Con 5, Int 4, Wis 12, Cha 20. Skills: Concentration +4, Diplomacy +8, Bluff +6, Sense Motive +4, Survival +10.

3 Comments to New character

  1. Karl Fogel says:

    October 24th, 2005 at 4:04 pm

    They’ve got some 1-to-1 scale models of the character, by the way, check ’em out here:

    http://www.red-bean.com/photo-index/sussman/2005/10%20-%20October/week%201?s=0&t=on

  2. Julianne says:

    November 1st, 2005 at 4:57 pm

    Ben-

    Love your description of Emmett. Can’t wait to see him. I am now flu-free, but a bit buried under work now.

    If you want me to try to figure out why your entry-date looks kinda icky (at least, on Firefox) I’ve been coding with CSS a lot lately. With a wee bit o ‘time, I can suggest how to fix it.

    PS Don’t go to my website- I took it down with birth of Gwen. It needs resurrecting, but paying clients get my attention first.

  3. Ravi Mohan says:

    July 29th, 2006 at 10:17 pm

    Nice! You had me going there for the first two sentences! What an awesome way to describe ababy!