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#1 Minerva

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 12:44 PM

Hello ladies and gents,

I could use some help. We are planning a "LoEG" type game and I was planning on playing an archeologist who is secretly a ancient mummy. It's actually the reason why she has been so successful as an archeologist, she remembers the tomb locations from when she was alive.

After waking up into a new civialized world where all the ancient world she once knew is almost gone, she has dedicated herself to the finding and preservation of all historical artifacts she can.

What I need help with is how to build her mummy powers in a way that aren't overpowered yet interesting.

I'm already thinking:
Strength
Longevity
Weekends to fire
Damage reduction
Possibly something to do with talking with the dead

What kind of builds can you suggest for a mummy hero?

#2 Christopher R Taylor

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:35 PM

Could have some minor magical ability, or at least the ability to control some things like desert insects or create zombies.


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:37 PM

Looking over the list I take it your looking more for physical rather than magical powers? Also what was she in her previous life? If she was related to the royal family some sort of command powers might make sense. If she was a priestess, powers granted from her ancient egyptian god. Or at least some arcane potions long forgotten by men. And how is she a living mummy? If it is because of some artifact or scroll, that would suggest both powers and disads. But at the moment your more interested in powers. 


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 11:02 PM

Maybe her "crew" that helps her on her expeditions is really her loyal cultists. Having low level retrocognition to represent her past lives can be useful.
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:05 PM

You didn't answer about if spiritual powers are o.k. So most of these will be. But a reminder if you go with she can make potions unless shes making abu rabu simbu tu all potions must use tanna leaves:)

 

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:02 AM

You could read "Rameses the damned" by Anne Rice. It was a new twist on the mummy legend.
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