Giantslayer Session 02

Session Description: Episode 2 – in which ace detective (novel reader) Tomar Stormcrow takes on a case of murder. Originally recorded 28 October 2021.

System Matters:
Interested in what’s happening with the system you’re listening to? (If not, stop reading now).
This is a Pathfinder Adventure Path, run with 3.5 rules (because those are the rulebooks we have, primarily, as opposed to anything being particularly wrong with Pathfinder). For little homebrew changes, we’re using:
– Relationship Points – borrowed and adapted from the Jade Regent adventure path. Tomar gains special abilities based on the relationships with his fellow PCs for every 10 points of relationship he gets. Relationship points are gained at 1 per level, by Diplomacy checks against the PCs, and by fulfilling special conditions in each adventure that the PCs want.
– Hero Points – We prefer death to be harder to come by in a DnD game, and particularly a solo game. Hero Points can be used for re-rolls and automatically dropping to Dying instead of Dead when reduced to negative HP. Specifically, we use Harrow (fantasy Tarot) cards as the points, with extra bonuses if Tomar draws the card most suited to him (The Beating), cards of the Strength suit, or cards relevant to the situation he is facing (like The Sickness when making a save vs disease).
– House Rules – there’s a wide variety of different little house rules, additional feats, and other changes added in here.
– Extraordinary Heroes – Tomar and his PC buddies (because of their low party numbers) are considered to be Extraordinary Heroes. They receive an additional 1 HP and 1 skill point every level, helping making them a bit more generally competent. Tomar himself is a high (32) point buy character.

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