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My 3.5 Character

5 July 2010

So, I messed up and didn’t post on Thursday, and this post is almost late. There’s been some sickness in the family.

I thought I’d take a minute and tell you about a character I’m currently running in a D&D 3.5 game.

Aerrant is a tiefling, a human with infernal blood somewhere in his heritage. He is a warmage, casting spells as he needs them. He carries no spellbook and needs no materials for his spells. Something innate allows him to manifest powerful magic ex nihilo. He is the lost scion of the empire of Bael Turath and seeks to restore its former power and glory. For now, he is the ship’s wizard of the Salamander, a vessel captained by the half-drow Ich-Ben Hessian, a fearsome pirate with aspirations of greatness and a fiery temper. Aerrant’s other compatriots are Asdar, a Yuan-ti pureblood with an un-yuan-ti like personality, Chathrain, a drow illusionist and diplomat, and Vharuse, a drow cleric and former slave.

It’s taken me a while to get used to spellcasting in 3.5, and I must say I miss the simplicity of 4E. I think it is only through experience at the table that one can really get the hang of it in 3.5. I will say that the so far, there have been some epic moments (like Aerrant’s puching through a githyanki swordmage’s spell resistance, killing him with a save or die effect).


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