Geezer - by Nystul
Class - Sorcerer
Spells: The following spells are "modern sciences" and may not be used in any way: lightning, chain lightning, nova, fireball, elemental, apoc, stonecurse, mana shield, phasing, and teleport. The Geezer must use town portal from scrolls only as he does not believe in free rides. Telekinesis may only be used to knock back monsters. Since the Geezer scoffs at mana shield, Magical shrines should be avoided.
Equipment: Being both old-fashioned and rather reliant upon his cane, the Geezer may use no weapon other than a staff. Any staff is allowed. He refuses to wear any jewelry (except perhaps a plain band if he is married). He cannot use a shield. He scoffs at relying upon armor for defense and will not wear anything heavier than studded leather and skull cap. No prefixes are allowed on armor or cap, and only the following suffixes: fox, wolf, health, vitality, zest, vim, vigor, life, craftsmanship, structure, ages.
Unique items: Thinking cap, Torn Flesh of Souls, Wisdom's Wrap, and all unique staves are permitted. Clarification: prohibited spells may not be cast from any staff but the staff may be equipped for its other benefits.
Distribution: By doctor's orders, +2 VIT is the minimum for every level up until the Geezer is back into battle condition (maxed vitality).
Aside from the vitality distribution, the Geezer has no progressive training regimen. He has already learned all that he must know in the old wars. Naturally, it will take some time in the heat of battle for the Geezer to regain his old form and remember all of his abilities. Should the Geezer regain enough strength to defeat the greatest of all evils, he will surely be decorated. There is no greater honor known to man than to be decorated thrice.
Second and 3rd dot story by Nystul
The Geezer: "Hey there youngster... When I was your age we didn't have all these cars and buses and such. We had to walk to school, 15 miles uphill both ways (no teleport or phasing, TP scroll needed to pay the "train fair" after long journeys). Yeah, you fellers don't know how easy you got it now. Back in my day the enemies were fiercesome (no stonecurse) and we didn't have any of these newfangled explosive weapons neither! (no fireball, elemental, apoc). Soldiers were tough back in the day too, we didn't need no tank armor or newfangled forcefields we had to use our wits to survive (no manashield, light armor and caps/skullcaps only). And you kids have all your modern conveniences...I tell ya sonny when I was your age we barely knew what electricity was (no lightning, chain lightning, nova). If we wanted light we lit a fire and that was no small task either in the pouring rain or blizzards.
And another thing, back in the good old days men dressed like men and ladies dressed like ladies. Men had short hair and the only jewelry you'd be caught dead in would be your weddin' ring (OK if someone want to wear one plain gold or steel ring go for it but nothing else). Clothing was simple and tasteful back then (only the following blessings:). If we wanted animal skin we went and killed the beasts with our bare hands (fox, wolf....) Now I'll grant you, Auntie Mae used to be pretty darn good with that thread so our clothes'd last a long time, but they didn't have any bells and whistles no siree (craftsmanship, structure, ages...)
Now these days I'm an old man. I need to be following doctors orders if I want to stay alive (health, vitality, zest, vim, vigor.) The doc he's a good man, a hard worker...but he really nags me about watchin my health (+2 vitality every level until maxed). He says I can't go anywhere without my cane too, but I gotta admit them things do a darn good job (staff must be equipped, all staves allowed). Ya know, I'm feeling pretty good today, and I can get around well enough with this cane. I oughtta go out there and show you young whipper-snappers how it's done!"
The allowable uniques were picked to fit the role...if I have missed any mention them please. In addition, I think that the Grandfather and Aquinara's Hatchet would be coveted family treasures refound...but of course they could not be used unless there were some special quests....
Statler(OLD) survived a pretty decent clear of level 13 last night, mainly be casting firewalls I must admit. He came away with a thinking cap even :) Third dot for this class may be nearly impossible but I think first dot should not be overwhelming for most veteran BNMs.
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