Episode 1: Echoes of Thunder
Page 11: Unbalancing Act

Apr 22, 2019
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Apr 22, 2019
Thundest (DM)
As annoying as minmaxing can be, it can lead to some amazing characters. Soren's partially inspired by a player I had who liked to make extreme badasses with really severe weaknesses. One time he made a sniper with amazing stealth skills and enough damage to kill pretty much anything, but too few hitpoints to survive a round against an equal-level opponent. He cleared entire dungeons by himself, but it never felt unfair because one bad round could turn him into a stain on the wall.

I'd strongly encourage you to consider minmaxing on a build-by-build basis, instead of passing judgment on the entire idea. Done poorly, it ruins the experience. Done well, it makes it.

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Apr 23, 2019
Jhn
Jhn
I liked your comic, but for me, Toph will always be Shelby Brady's character.

Check out D&Daangvanced, by Deadpansal. He did the whole Avatar the Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra, with amazing side stories and something like 2000 strips.


Though, I don't get the second reference of Soren's past characters. I'm curious.


I realize something. With 13 being his lowest roll, that means he will have at least 10 in Intelligence if the DM agree to his transfer.
That's not a lot, but it's quite correct. With the sohw, I would have thought Soren has a 8 or 9 in Int ;P
Apr 23, 2019
Thundest (DM)
I'm actually not sure if TD&DP's group did a full Avatar campaign or not, because I would like to have the option to have TD&DP exist in the same world as Aangvanced, Grand Line 3.5, Friendship is Dragons, etc. But I couldn't pass up the chance to reference the fact that Callum's voice actor was the same one who played Sokka in Avatar, so I figure the group has to have done something like Avatar, at least.

As for Soren's stats, well... let's just say he's going to end up with more of a mixed bag. I mean, his highest mental stat seems to be Charisma, and we all know how bad he is at Bluff checks.

Also, the last character they mention is Superman, probably from one of the cartoon series.
Apr 30, 2019
Jhn
Jhn
I didn't know for the voice actor! Thanks for the information.

Superman... Of course I should have known...