Talk:Trip D (3.5e NPC)

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Stat Questions[edit]

A few questions about Trip D:

  • What is the fist of the forest class?
  • How did he achieve a speed of 110 feet?
  • Is there a difference between regular aventi and black aventi?

Please address these as soon as you are able. --Gedren56 11:31, 5 January 2009 (MST)

Good questions.
  • The fist of the forest class can be found in (*at work, but from memory I'm pretty sure:) Complete Champion.
  • The speed is from numerous aquatic options including a homebrew Aquatic Totem like the Barabarian Totems found in (*once again, at work, but I believe:) Unearthed Arcana. The land speed should be different, I guess I messed up when I added swim and copied pasted. I'll fix that now.
  • Lastly, black was a flavor addition. As far as game mechanics go, there is no difference. However, the aventi appears in Stormwrack under two seperate stats. One stat is presented in the Races chapter and that is the one used. Another slightly different stat/appearance appears in the Monsters chapter later in the book and it was not used (primarily because the major difference in the two is that the monster version has small fins near its hands and feet which I wasn't looking for aesthetically speaking). Hope that helps clarify.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   11:38, 5 January 2009 (MST)
If he wasn't black, he'd look stupid with a name like Trip D. Also, the books he mentioned are all the right books. Even if he is at work. --TK-Squared 12:51, 5 January 2009 (MST)
Please explain why he would look stupid with a name like Trip D if he was not black. --Gedren56 12:43, 6 January 2009 (MST)
I would just like to explain that I (the NPC creator) do not share TK's thoughts on the name. He was going to be black long before his name was chosen.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   13:36, 6 January 2009 (MST)
I do believe it was a joke. Perhaps a bit racist, but I don't think he had any ill intent. However, TK, please do try to be a bit more conscientious of how your statements could be taken. I know you make jokes like that all the time in the Tavern, but in there you are able to immediately react to complaints by explaining it as a joke (or demonstrating your lack of seriousness through sarcasm), whereas on talk pages people get offended while you're away and not available to defuse the situation. --Daniel Draco 11:17, 8 January 2009 (MST)
NPC Creator Comments: Damien was created black and used in our campaign for a couple of reasons. One was to make his NPC existence more signifant, as at that point the PCs had ran into Aventis but none were dark skinned. It provided a quest where the PCs assisted in helping Damien discover the character's noble roots. The second was to deal with racial tension on a level the players were more familiar with. Most D&D players are aware of the static Human vs. Orc type of racial hatred but they roleplay it badly. This allowed players to delve into a (sadly) real human emotion as a player character and in the end was a very positive experience for all around. The nickname "Trip D" was coined by the players and was affectionately given after the character had been around for a bit, not due to his race. The picture provided is used as it shows a seemingly wet (most likely sweating?) african individual, and that wetness helps the reader with the Aventi/Aquatic bases. I'd like to find a black humanoid actually underwater but alas, that is harder to come across.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   11:24, 8 January 2009 (MST)

OK, everything's clear now. Your campaign sounds pretty cool; educational in a certain light. Makes me want to play. --Gedren56 11:28, 8 January 2009 (MST)

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