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  1. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Knowing the edition is the key thing. If you're intending on playing 3.5 edition, then you wouldn't touch a pixie to play a wizard, because of this thing called level adjustment. In an official D&D game, you wouldn't be a level 6 wizard pixie, you would actually be a level 2 wizard -- to make up for the massive advantages a pixie gets at the front end of its progression, it gets nerfed by four levels compared with everyone else. This is Bad, as in BAAAAD, because 3.5 edition prioritises magic over all other forms of pwnage. Literally the less magic you cast, the less powerful your character is. You are basically giving up four levels of spell for some bonuses to DEX, INT, WIS, and CHA. Oddly, this probably makes the pixie a decent martial character -- Paladins benefit from at least three of these attributes, and their casting is pretty crap, so it doesn't matter.

    Much of what I'm saying might be a bit moot since I have a funny feeling you're playing fourth edition rather than third, but in passing, a handbook for building pixie characters is here.

    Ramza's advise is good. Basically, as far as you can you shouldn't be a one-trick pony in D&D. Your riff will eventually get built against by a smart DM. Best way to avoid this is to be a caster and level up as a caster as quick as possible, because your options increase at a geometric rate.

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  2. Saintheart Chosen One

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    For a pixie? Why not literally rip off one of Tinkerbell's stories (look up "Tinkerbell's True Talent".) Pixie believes her life is not, in fact, all about dusting dewdrops on leaves, but given the class/caste prejudices of her species, she sets out to see the world, meet new people, and kill them?

    :D

    EDIT: For better advice, what world are you playing in - Forgotten Realms? Eberron? Dark Sun (woohoo!)?
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  3. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Eh, I doubt it's Dark Sun, pixie wizard would've been lynched well before level 6. :p
  4. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Precisely! Great character motivation.
  5. Ktala Force Ghost

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    PIXIES!!! =D=

    OOoohhhhhh!

    Love ... love... love l... love ... LOVE Pixies!!! :p[face_money_eyes]

    *Did i happen to mention I like Pixies!*O:)
    [face_tee_hee]

    [face_coffee]
  6. Sarge221 Force Ghost

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    So episode three for Spartan Ops released today which means its back to teaming up and putting the smackdown on any Prometheans or Covenant that we meet wi-

    Wait...what? Oh...OH! OH GAWD!

    THE COVENANT HAVE MASTERED BURROWING TECHNIQUES! RETREAT ALL IS LOST!

    (Clarification: Just ran into an interesting glitch on one of the missions. Apparently, when Covenant spawn, they have a chance to sink into the ground to the point where they only have their weapon and the hand that's holding it sticking out of the ground. Meaning it looks like there's plasma pistols and fuel rod cannons running along the ground and ky teammates and I are desperately trying to kill the Covenant by blasting the hand which is the ONLY thing that we can hit XD )
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  7. greyjedi125 Force Ghost

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    Mmm. Mad scientists, or are they just minds ahead of their time? :-B:p
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  8. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    It's typically a bit of both.
  9. greyjedi125 Force Ghost

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  10. chunkeymodest Force Ghost

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    I think it's Ebberon. We only defeated the monster because we decided the gm had to go down. mind you he picked a Hooked Horror only AFTER we gave him the new justin bieber movie, so I think we kinda earned it.
    @Ktala: I love pixies too:D
  11. greyjedi125 Force Ghost

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  12. Ktala Force Ghost

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    PIXIE!!!


    Orders a [face_coffee] to go, while typing...hehehhe
    :p

    No I will not run a pixie campaign..no I will NOT run.....

    *snort*
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  13. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Speaking as a long-time proponent of RPG self-indulgence: DOOOOO EEEEEEEEET.:p

    On an unrelated note, I am now rereading the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus because Proposition 5 continues to haunt my waking moments. Formalism as a concept never really made sense to me until I read that harsh critique of objective mathematical syntax, because I think the mindset that drives you to pursue the sciences requires a certain degree of Platonism and just gah. The lack of access to the university library is not helping this predicament.

    Basically, hastily censored to be board safe pic related:
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  14. Ktala Force Ghost

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    I...

    I have...

    I have ANOTHER game in mind.... *cue evil laughter* [face_laugh]

    [face_devil]
  15. greyjedi125 Force Ghost

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    So, no evil pixie mad scientist types in the near future? (j/k) :p

    Uh oh! sees the GMing bug flying around ( oh noes!) shoo! Shoo!! I say!!
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  16. Saintheart Chosen One

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    I have in mind a RPG. Featuring Ludwig Wittgenstein. And Tinkerbell as a mad scientist. Together, THEY FIGHT CRIME!!
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  17. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Thinking more back on the original question of a backstory for a pixie on Eberron ... on a quick web search it looks like they're pretty rare, but similar to the Forgotten Realms they seem to be most prevalent in the Feywild, which more or less corresponds to the dimension/land/whatever of Faerie/Tir Na Nog from Celtic legends. This page seems to talk a little bit about it. In essence, in the Feywild you're more or less an agent of the system, at best maintaining the status quo. But on the "material" plane, such as Eberron, you can actually influence things.

    When all else fails, throw a plotline that brings you to Eberron for the DM to maybe consider. Perhaps your pixie's brother/seedmate/whatever was abducted from the Feywild? And you've managed to pay enough mages to trace him to Eberron, and you're searching for him? Or perhaps you're an exile from the Feywild because you tried to "romance" a fey princess far above your station. Or perhaps you are simply wanting to be an agent of change. Or perhaps you are simply wandering. Or perhaps it's part of your quest to search the multiverse and experience all forms of magic you can (you are a wizard) and this is part of your tour to the Prime Material Plane.
  18. Saintheart Chosen One

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    And as a triple post, for some reason I have this sudden vision of Ramza undergoing his final testing ahead of them letting him have that PhD...

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  19. ma_petite Force Ghost

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    One kid is hyperactively running around and the other is crying at every little thing... I want to rip my hair out!

    (mobile sock of s65horsey)
  20. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Horsey, you didn't abduct my kids, did you? ;)
  21. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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  22. Kev-Mas_Colcha Force Ghost

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    So, I get to meet Wintersun and Eluveitie at the VIP meet and greet for the concert 8 days from now! :D

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  23. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    You should ask Eluveitie what the hold-up is on Evocation II. It's promised in the title of the first one, dammit! :p
  24. Kev-Mas_Colcha Force Ghost

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    I'm gonna assume its gonna get a release around the same time as Wintersun's Time II next year.

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  25. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I love it when I really enjoy writing a post, then stop, think about what I just did, and realize it's probably the worst thing I've ever written.

    Still, the fun's the important part, I suppose.
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