Marked Improvement, Room For More

I’ve been playing a lot of Neverwinter lately. The build I like to use on my Great Weapon Fighter is fun for solo play, but with a single exception I always ranked lowest for damage dealt when running a dungeon or skirmish. (I think that exception was for someone who dropped out of the group, actually… <_<)

In any case, I got tired of living on the bottom rung so I found a guide to help me out. Since Neverwinter added loadouts I can still switch between my “I know what I’m doing but damage isn’t it” and “I don’t know what I’m doing but things die faster now” builds.

My gear is still low, and I still frequently use muscle memory from the old powers I no longer have, but I’d like to think I’m not being carried any more. Or at least … not as much.

Hey, at this point I’ll gladly take outDPSing the healer and the tank as a win.

Bonus image: When I’m not tanking, I don’t mind being at the bottom of THIS meter:


Pathfinder Crashbang

I’ve scored the opportunity to join a Pathfinder game, so naturally I rolled up a gnome fighter named Crashbang Gearcrunch.

Why not a paladin, you might ask? Well, he WANTS to be a paladin, but his personality tends to make the clerics and paladins of multiple faiths much more interested in sending him to OTHER churches. He’s essentially a hot potato.

He also has zero ranks in Knowledge: Religion, so he tends to invoke deities that no one’s ever heard of before. Naturally none of the ones he calls upon exist in the game world, so nothing happens when he calls upon them other than a fellow player chuckling or facepalming. Both are good.

My favorites that aren’t just in-jokes are:

  • Arthur, God of Sufficiently Advanced Technology,
  • Deedee, Goddess of Less than helpful Lab Assistants,
  • Geordi, God of Large Power Sources and Literature, and
  • Ginsburg, Goddess of Justice

But I have a whole “pantheon” laid out in a spreadsheet ready to use whenever I have the opportunity to make a pop culture reference.

Bonus image: an in-progress version of the above picture: