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Metalwagon

Male warforged fighter 8
Dungeons & Dragons v.3.5 (D&D Tactics: The Farce)

Supplemental Rules (show)

Background

Metalwagon was found dormant in a dungeon early in the party's quest, and since being restored to life, has been a faithful companion. He possesses the best sense of humor in the party (indeed the only sense of humor that does not revolve around alcohol and explosions), and is in many ways the most human member of the group. He does tend to come off as a bit blunt, and his existence in a world otherwise free of conscious robots has caused the party to keep him in the background while in civilization.

Metalwagon's defensive prowess and ability to frighten foes by simply existing are invaluable to the party on the battlefield. Better yet, as an outsider with no memory of what purpose he may have been created for, he has nothing better to do than follow the party on their quests, rescuing Princess Alleraia periodically and listening to strangely pretty men make incomprehensible speeches.

Character Creation Details

Metalwagon was created at 8th level using the standard array (point buy 25) method of generating ability scores. He has below-standard treasure for his level (23,000 gp worth vs. 27,000 gp worth).

In addition to the core D&D 3.5 books, the following books were used in Metalwagon's creation:
Player's Handbook II (PH2)
Races of Eberron (RE)
Races of Stone (RS)
Spell Compendium (SpC)

Statistics (show)

Playing Tips

Metalwagon is, as his appearance would suggest, the party tank. His AC and hit points are very high, and his damage reduction is likely to apply to almost any enemy attack. However, his Reflex and Will saves are low, leaving him vulnerable to magical attacks.

Though capable of making ranged attacks, Metalwagon's forte is melee. He is quite efficient with his adamantine bastard sword, and his Improved Sunder feat allows him to destroy enemy weapons with ease (since his sword ignores hardness up to 20). Effective use of the Power Attack feat also helps, but Metalwagon's Intimidating Strike feat can be his most effective option in some cases.

At the cost of foregoing a full attack (or at no cost, if Metalwagon has to move before attacking anyway), Metalwagon can hit an opponent with a good chance of leaving them shaken, suffering a -2 penalty to most combat-related rolls. Using this ability to demoralize the enemy's front-line warriors early in a battle can make Metalwagon's already high AC nearly insurmountable.
Trivia Time! Yes, There Will Be Prizes – May 25, 2006 11:57 PM (edited 5/25/06 7:57 PM)
Talraen (2373 posts) Doesn't Play with Others
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You know the drill.

The question: Which numbered Final Fantasy game party member was a (maybe) soulless automaton searching for meaning?

Re: Trivia Time! Yes, There Will Be Prizes – May 26, 2006 11:38 AM (edited 5/26/06 7:38 AM)
Balerion (1224 posts) Elite Powergamer
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Cloud

Not . . . enough . . . info! – May 26, 2006 11:43 AM (edited 5/26/06 7:43 AM)
Balerion (1224 posts) Elite Powergamer
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What type of shield is he using?

Re: Not . . . enough . . . info! – May 26, 2006 1:23 PM (edited 5/26/06 9:23 AM)
Talraen (2373 posts) Doesn't Play with Others
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An extreme shield, which is a new type of shield from <i>Races of Stone</i>. The written details are listed in the Supplemental Rules section, but its numeric stats look like this: +3 armor bonus, &ndash;4 armor check penalty, 15% arcane spell failure, 25 lb. for steel (15 lb. for wood).

It also happens to be spiked, but since part of the "balance" of the extreme shield is that you can't bash with it, this has no functional effect.

Re: Trivia Time! Yes, There Will Be Prizes – May 26, 2006 1:25 PM (edited 5/26/06 9:25 AM)
Talraen (2373 posts) Doesn't Play with Others
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While that is a really good guess, no. As the many optional cut scenes reveal, Cloud is a real boy, just deluded about who he is. Which means he's not an automaton, though frankly I think he <i>is</i> soulless. And he isn't searching for meaning, except maybe the meaning of angst. Wink

Re: Trivia Time! Yes, There Will Be Prizes – May 30, 2006 7:58 PM (edited 5/30/06 3:58 PM)
Draethor (651 posts) Captain Hook
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Vivi

Re: Trivia Time! Yes, There Will Be Prizes – May 30, 2006 10:38 PM (edited 5/30/06 6:38 PM)
Talraen (2373 posts) Doesn't Play with Others
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That is correct... so... whenever you play this, I'll give you something. I have some <i>good</i> ideas, but I'm looking for something interesting instead of just functional.

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