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DnD 4e Party III by hangemhigh13 DnD 4e Party III by hangemhigh13
Yay!! It's been so long that I was unable to find the 'submit' button :(

This is the party I'm currently DM-ing to - an Elven Ranger (Kiara), an Eladrin Rogue (Merielle), an ex-Tiefling Cleric (currently a Brain in a Broken Jar), a Dragonborn Warlord (Luffy) and a Dragonborn Fighter (Balasar). They're a bucket of fun and I'm doing my best to be a fair DM. They've almost beaten the Keep of the Shadowfell module.

:icondikan: was of great help with the women, especially in the design stage. This may be the first time women in fantasy don't have boobs showing and I have to admit that I do kinda' like it.
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weremole Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love the silhouettes and shapes that make up these guys. The colors also have this warm faded look that really fits.
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binkibonsai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I like the way you draw Dragonborn. They actually look like a race I'd wanna play.
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Sage2000 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Great art.

As a very old DM/player (I still have the AD&D...), I love almost everything about the 4th edition, specially the teamplay work. No "dps races", no glaring imbalances, just relax and enjoy a good story.
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
The fact that you can pick up new classes with relative ease, while having all classes be able to do interesting stuff in combat is awesome. Also there's no real way to build a useless character, unless you do it on purpose. I ended up loving controllers even though I always avoided them in previous editions.

You could still build imbalanced characters, but their maximum damage output is around 15-20% higher from the regulars which, for all the effort put into min-maxing, is not that much. And your roleplaying and adventuring skills plummet.

It's a shame that right around the time the edition started picking up speed they started work on 5e which, up until now, is fairly udnerwhelming.
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Can I ask how your warlock ended up as a Brain in a "broken" jar? I am curious because I think its absolutely hilarious! XD
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
He was annoying, bossy, evil and wanted a meaningful way to change the game and be very powerful. So I gave him a "Potion of Great Arcana" which could potentially kill him. It did.

He turned into a Brain in a Broken jar with 5hp, allowing him to Dominate anyone at-will, with the drawback of not being able to move and be at 5hp. So now he can easily turn the tide of any bargain and/or negotiation (with a successful roll) but if he gets obnoxious, he can be stamped upon form his more powerful teammates.
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redwolfradolf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
What an imaginative fix.  I'll have to remember this when dealing with problem players.
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Did he try to take over Winterhaven or strike a deal with Klarel?
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Solx93 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I was starting to wonder how the Fighter got so close to my Paladin's name (Balanar), but then I remembered where I got that from...
And I started wondering if the Eladrin was the ex-thiefling, but then I read the description in parentece... Made sense.
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Yeah, when in doubt, consult teh Player's Handbook.
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Artist
Stunning artwork...
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Thanks a lot :)
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Artist
You're welcome, good friend!
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TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haaaaaaate Dragonborn warlords >.<
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Why? Dragonborns are awesome, if played right. Also with the whooping intelligence score of 8 Luffy was the best/worst decision maker for the party.
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TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're over-powered, EVERYONE wants to be one, so you have NO variety in a group, and they don't stick to their roots. In 3.5, you had to DIE and be reborn to play as a dragonborn.
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
There is no overpowered in 4e, unless you're a rogue or ranger. Or paladin (shudders)

I've played, built or seen in play almost every character I can think of (bar some of the Essentials) and can tell you right now that the most broken characters were a rogue (soloing an elite troll 3 levels above him), a ranger (4d8+1d12 as an at-will), a battlemind (enemies had to hit him with a minimum roll of 17, and once they did and all the math was over, he was 4 temporary hit points above his normal hp) a cleric (heal-bot who can have a dragon serve as his minion? f*ck yeah!) and a paladin (4[W] daily, 3[W] encounter, plate, healing, crit on 19-20 with at-will - all at level 1 and the highest defenses in the game). The warlord is an amazing support character, who can sometimes be an off-defender but is by no means overpowered. The fighter is much more broken - I once built a fighter that refused to use magical weapons and his to-hit didn't suffer one bit, starting at +12 at level 1.
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TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, 5e is a COMPLETELY different story. My sorcerer can wear light and medium armor, use all weapons, and has a D8 hit die at level 1.
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I have the playtest materials, but haven't tried it yet. Is it worth it? Lots of things seem streamlined for the better, although the humans reek of power creep.
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TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it combines the best of 4th and 3.5 (Well, if there WAS any good out of 4th) and I played a game with a few friends, and the all liked it (But I really hate the warlock class. I wish I could change classes)
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Malinidk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DnD'ing and meanwhile drawing the party group is superfun and challenging. Really nice take on your groups.
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
It's not a game if it doesn't have graphics :D
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Malinidk Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha true to that :leetcrab:
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Asukaoftheonetruth Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
I freakin love the brain... props to whoever A: thought up doing it and B: had the balls to play something so "out-there"
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
The player was a pain in the ass, I have to say. He always wanted to make big decisions and constantly influence the game to the annoyance of everyone else. He was a chaotic evil character in a neutral/good party, so it was his job to cause disarray, so I decided to give him a very big influence on the game (at-will dominate) and a way for him to have to depend on the players (he couldn't, at that point, fly yet. Also he had 5 hp).

It turned out for the better, because he could easily influence anybody to do anything, but had to constantly depend on the party for protection and couldn't bully them into anything (which he occasionally did, while requesting money for his healing services).
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Asukaoftheonetruth Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
my best was a Lawful Evil Dragonborn Sorc. ... I was eventually slain by the party for little more than being a complete ass lol ok, so maybe I was a bit of a dangerous person to have in the party, with my wisdom of 4...
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strangechildsbrain Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
love that style. awesome :)
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Thank you very much :)
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thebigjb Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Artist
I can't get over how cool your style is! I really like the differences between the elf and the eladrin - a nice contrast between the two races. Especially in light of the fact that one could easily make rogues and ranges dress rather alike.

And the tiefling cleric-in-a-jar is classic!
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Yeah, this is one of the few instances i actually put a lot of thought into the designs. Also read teh Player's Handbook descriptions. I wanted to make it clear to anyone at first glass what they're looking at.
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The-Wolf000 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Brain in a JAR‼ Hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhaahahah
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dertar Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, this is amazing! I've only really started getting down to playing D&D and this is just, a great motivational boost! AMAZING! Lovin' your style as well, its awes-mazing!
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Kev-Bot Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this group. Been trying to get something like this with the two groups I've been DMing for but I always feel like I am most inspired when I'm playing and not much time, as the DM, to draw.

Love the stylized Dragonborn especially and your colors are great.
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Thanks :)

You really should try and draw the parties you DM for. There's not enough of that on the net. Or at all :)
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Kev-Bot Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree completely. I had your deviant page book marked until I actually made an account because you are one of the few I found.

What do you use to color your work? (if you don't mind my asking)
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Not at all, Adobe Flash and then Photoshop for minor color correction :)
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Slapsticky Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Cool gang! Btw, is the brain in a jar character a direct version of the one from Open Grave or have you modified it to be more like a pc?
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Thanks :)
It's modified, of course - he has a movement speed of 4 and a hit point count of 7. He will gradually gain more HP, but I'm trying to keep him almost within minion range for the party, so that he does not let his chaotic evil-ness overcome his dependence on the others (it's a good-aligned party).
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Slapsticky Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Cool. I think 4 fly(hover) is the same speed as the monster... What happens to skills, feats, powers and stuff, and how do you keep him on the same level as the others, if you do?
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Simple - he doesn't get any. He gains +1 to all attacks per level, levels at the same XP rate as the party and will get more powers at my discretion at the monster levels of Armored brain in a Jar and the Exalted one :) I essentially treat him as a unique monster.
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Slapsticky Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
That`s cool. But dosen`t that make him weaker than the other characters? I thought monsters of equal level as the characters were weaker than the character classes. Otherwise, meeting a group of the same number and level of monsters as the players would mean that every combat encounter of same level would be a 50/50 chance of kicking the bucket/jar with brain... Or maby it`s the healing surges and action points that makes the difference(?)... Just going on about this because I thought it would be fun to do something like this in my own campaign. I love the idea and your art is great! Peace.
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Um . . . he doesn't actually get targeted very often. The ranger usually holds him and she stays out of harm's way. Also - he keeps to himself (never draws attention to himself or taunts) and has an at-will dominate. He is physically pointless, but great to roleplay, especially in the Shadowfell :)

I have houseruled that, unless he fails his Dominate miserably, the creature does not know where the domination came from. If he died it would greatly benefit the story, but he shows no signs of actually wanting to :)
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Slapsticky Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Cool:)
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Nith47 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
These character illustrations you do are always a blast to look at, I love how perfectly the simple shapes capture the personalities of your heroes, thanks for sharing!
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
It makes me really happy, when people like these, because I really enjoy doing them :D
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Fear the jar!
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Indeed, for he is evil.
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
And has a JAR! Just be glad its not full of dirt! lol
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Sean-teh-Sex-Pirate Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love your parties so much
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hangemhigh13 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Thanks a lot :) I don't know when a new one will appear, tho :( See, they're all based on real Player Characters :)
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