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April 14th Arena: Free-For-All Shrinking Arena
« on: March 28, 2012, 07:40:49 PM »
April 14th
Free-For-All Battle

RULES FOR THE ARENA: Free-For-All Shrinking Arena

RULEBOOKS:
Pathfinder Core Rulebook. ONLY the Pathfinder Core Rulebook can be used to create a character Ė NO EXCEPTIONS! Pre-generated characters will be available as options to anyone unable or not interested in creating their own character.

LEVEL:
ALL Gladiators much be Level 3.

ABILITY SCORES:
All Gladiators MUST use the High Fantasy rules for 20 Point Buy for their Ability Scores which can be found on pages 15-16 of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook.

RACES:
Your Gladiator may be any race in the Core Rulebook.

CLASSES:
Participants MUST create a level 3 Barbarian, Fighter, Rogue, or Ranger.
NO MULTICLASSING will be allowed for this event.

HIT POINTS:
Determine your maximum possible Hit Points for your character at first level, and then add (+6/barbarian or +5/fighter/ranger or +4/rogue) + CON Bonus for each additional level after the first.

ANIMAL COMPANIONS:
Not allowed. This includes the purchasing of animals from the "Equipment" section like horses or dogs.

ALIGNMENT
Any.

EQUIPMENT:
Each character begins with 200 gp with which to buy items from the Core Rule Book Equipment section.  Absolutely NO magic items.

SPECIAL EVENT RULES:
Be prepared for anything! 
In this event, the area you will be fighting in will shrink as the battle rages on.  The arena will be surrounded by a wall of flame as a barrier.  As the battle rages on, the circular wall of fire barrier will close in on the Gladiators giving them a smaller area to battle in.
The Crit Hit deck will be in effect for this event for dramatic flair.

INITIATIVE:
Initiative will be determined and the battle will ensue. All gladiators are expected to immediately move toward another gladiator and begin their attack, or use a missile weapon to do so. The crowd watching the fight dislikes it when gladiators stall or stay out of the fray, and their mood can have a strong influence on the success or failure of a gladiatorís performance. Each round that a gladiator does not make an attack against another gladiator will result in an adjustment on the sliding performance scale.

1st Round without making an attack: Crowd takes notice and shouts a few jeers. Combatant takes a -1 on all attack rolls, combat maneuvers, ability checks, skill checks, and saving throws.

2nd Round without making an attack: Crowd begins to shout and taunt the stalling gladiator. Combatant takes a -2 on all attack rolls, combat maneuvers, ability checks, skill checks, and saving throws.

3rd Round without making an attack: Crowd becomes very hostile and chants relentlessly about the gladiatorís cowardice and begins to throw rotten vegetables (purchased by conveniently located vendors) at the gladiator. Combatant takes a -4 on all attack rolls, combat maneuvers, ability checks, skill checks, and saving throws.

4th Round without making an attack: Crowd is enraged. The emperorís court wizards, in order to maintain order in the stands, begins to fire magic missiles at the stalling gladiator. Subsequent rounds will continue with these penalties in place.

Gladiators must work their way back up the ladder in order to remove accrued penalties.

Conversely, gladiators who show great bravado will be rewarded in similar ways.

Every time an opponent is slain in the arena, the gladiator dealing the killing blow will receive a +1 bonus on all attack rolls, combat maneuvers, ability checks, skill checks, and saving throws (if a gladiator is in the negatives when he receives this bonus it brings him up one further on the scale). This bonus will remain for as long as the gladiator continues to relentlessly assault his opponents. If at any time the gladiator fails to attack an opponent in a given round the bonus will be affected as noted above.

A gladiator that delivers a critical hit also gains a +1 bonus on all attack rolls, combat maneuvers, ability checks, skill checks, and saving throws.

A gladiator cannot under any circumstances accrue a bonus higher than +3 in this way.

EXPECT THE REFEREE TO MAKE ON THE SPOT JUDGEMENTS TO DETERMINE IF A GLADIATOR IS GUILTY OF DELAY INFRACTIONS!

...and I killed a guy with a trident!

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Re: April 14th Arena: Free-For-All Shrinking Arena
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 12:08:37 PM »
The results of Free for All Shrinking Arena Battle!!!!
(My apologies if I got anyone's name wrong, let me know and I'll update)

We had 5 gladiators attend this event.
Ben Parish
Zack Lucas
Alan Lucas
Tyson Plouse
Jeff Pauloff

1st Place = Alan Lucas
2nd Place = Zack Lucas
3rd Place = Jeff Pauloff

This battle was a slow, plodding death, stalking about the arena, as all battlers were defensive powerhouses. The lowest starting AC was 18 ranging all the way up to a near impenetrable 24! Also, while the arena was surrounded by walls of fire, all combatants were aware of their surroundings enough to take a grand total of 0 environmental damage.

Most Damage goes to Alan Lucas for dealing 14 points of damage on a single attack.

Best Crit goes to Zack for critting on a -1 to hit with double 20's.

Best Death goes to Ben for getting Bull Rushed to death.

Best No Show goes to Brian Luscombe for being in the store and not playing.

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Re: April 14th Arena: Free-For-All Shrinking Arena
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 10:30:49 PM »
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Best No Show goes to Brian Luscombe for being in the store and not playing

 Lol!