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    19 KB Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:09 No.12498583  
    Okay, so I was joking around because I couldn't think of a character concept and I asked my DM if I could play an Awakened Bee.

    He said yes.

    Asking more questions, I found that a swarm of bees or a dire bee would be equally valid choices. Right now I have the idea of a swam of bees talking with sign language.

    But... fuck, /tg/, I'm still blocking. Help me build this character.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:10 No.12498591
    A reporter, seeking the latest buzz.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:11 No.12498599
    Beekeeper here

    Play an awakened hive of bees. Every three months, make another hive of bees and send it into the world.

    Propigate your kind!
    >> Snarky Bastard 10/19/10(Tue)05:12 No.12498604
    you can take squeeze rules to a whole new level.

    i'd hate to see what could be done to anything bigger than Medium.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:13 No.12498606
    That's pretty awesome. Formation of a new campaign race. How long would it take to get a decent population?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:14 No.12498610
    bzz bzz. bzz bzz.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:14 No.12498611
    Play a dire bee in search of Royal Jelly to become a queen.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:16 No.12498620
    well, you can make two or three hives a season naturally. More, I bet, if you were intelligent and actively focused on babymaking like some kind of insane bee-bard.

    And, if those three hives make three hives a summer... lemme calculate this...

    after ten years, there will be 59,049 beehives, given they live that long.

    there will probably be dieoff, so yeah. it's probably less than that, but it's pretty fast.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:16 No.12498622
    They could write by dipping their feet in ink and walking in coordinated fashion over the pages.

    Should probably hang a robe or something over the swarm just to prevent awkward questions or swatting.

    Man, swatting? What alignment? That could turn nasty.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:17 No.12498624

    I just want you to know you're the greatest poster ever.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:17 No.12498625
    That can be the retirement plan.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:17 No.12498628
    Does your swarm need to stay together in order to maintain mental cohesion, or can you send one or two out individually as spies, as long as the central hive survives intact?
    This could make for a very effective rogue.

    Will your DM allow your swarm to become more intelligent or more powerful, the greater the number in your swarm?

    And for combat you could Zerg Rush an opponent, covering them in bees, going in ears, nose, mouth, and attacking the eyes.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:18 No.12498636
    i had a player do this in a sci-fi campaign. not a serious one, but a campaign none the less. he was a space suit filled with sentient bees, and he was the most heroic character in the game. sadly, as a suit of bees, he lacked a lot of social graces.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:19 No.12498637
    Play Eclipse Phase. This sort of character comes standard right out of the box.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:20 No.12498644
    Just make a normal guy who's COVERED IN BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!

    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:21 No.12498649
    Does anybody have that (either homebrewed or official) 4e Swarm race that was on /tg/ at some point in this one thread? It might give mechanical inspiration (this sounds pretty 3.5) as to just exactly how a fucking swarm character would work
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:21 No.12498650
    additional bee powers include:

    A harvesting range of five miles (sometimes more in times of starvation)

    They can form a beard on whatever they're sitting on to cool themselves

    If something dies and it's too big to move, they just entomb it in wax and it becomes a mummy

    You can probably inject your genes into any natural beehives around with males of your hive, thus awakening their offspring and increasing your propigation exponentially, if the DM allows it
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:21 No.12498651
    I figure abusing it would probably get the license to play it revoked quite quickly so I'm imagining no super special powers for the moment. I'll ask my DM about splitting up the swarm but I think it wouldn't be something I could casually do.

    Something lawful, not sure which. I'm just going to try and avoid having a bee swatted. If it happens I'm not sure what I'll do.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:22 No.12498652
    Oh that is so cool. You are so cool.
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    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:24 No.12498659
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    >Suddenly bees.
    >> Snarky Bastard 10/19/10(Tue)05:26 No.12498666
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    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:26 No.12498669
    A healthy beehive can produce over 40 pounds of honey in one harvest- it ranges quite a bit.

    Harvests usually come in at the beginning of a crop cycle in the local area- bees get a heck of a lot of nectar from crops.

    During the flowering portions of crop cycles, the intelligent bee would gain the ability to place honey wherever it wished. The same goes for wax, but wax is all summer long. it is a fatty byproduct of the digestion of pollen in bees.

    bees don't get pollen in the winter.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:28 No.12498675
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    >666 and Bees in Eyes attack.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:28 No.12498676
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    GUYS!! GUYS!! GUYS!!!

    one word
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:30 No.12498681
    For one, remember that your bees will need to sustain themselves with most of that honey for nutrition.

    For another, how the do you handle winter? Cloak of Not-immolation-but-slightly-toasty?
    >> Snarky Bastard 10/19/10(Tue)05:31 No.12498685
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    oh, i just remembered.

    hey OP. i know who you could play.

    hornets, bees, same difference. just replace the TOMMY GUN with a repeating crossbow, and GRENADE with an acid vial. stay away from smoke and Snakes.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 10/19/10(Tue)05:33 No.12498696
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    Hornet is cuter.

    But OP I wonder how you're going to roleply a swarm of bees.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:35 No.12498699
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:36 No.12498701
    actually, I meant 40 surplus honey pounds.

    Aside from the ~20-30some pounds I leave for them after the harvest.

    The 40 LB is the excess honey. if they used ALL THAT HONEY to make bees instead of for just whatever, the rate of hive production would go up.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:37 No.12498704
    It'll depend on the alignment I choose, I think. Hivemind in any case though.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 10/19/10(Tue)05:37 No.12498705
    Oh saying everything with the word We.
    "We desire honey to build our forces"
    "We desire to rest in this area"
    "We desire to kill all of you"
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:38 No.12498706

    Simple. Play it like Legion from Mass Effect 2.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:39 No.12498711
    Won't be able to speak except by telepathy, I suspect. Just buzz a lot. I plan to use the swarm to make emotive sign language.

    Although speaking of telepathy, maybe I should pick a psionic class and run psychic bees. That would explain the intelligence, I suppose.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:40 No.12498714
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    That reminds me. Abuse the hell out of Harbinger jokes.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:41 No.12498717
    if you're intelligent, you could form a supercolony of multiple queens

    Your HP would be directly tied to how many insects are part of you, and additionally, how intelligent you are.

    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:45 No.12498730
    Get beat up, flip into insensate barbarian mode? That sounds pretty cool.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 10/19/10(Tue)05:47 No.12498741
    Now I'm imagining a Bees swarm making the middle finger.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:48 No.12498745
    But how would your party reign you in after combat? It's not like new bees can pop out instantly.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:50 No.12498750

    >supercolony of multiple queens

    Each queen is sentient and has a different personality. There's an aggressive gung-ho queen, a diplomatic serene queen, a practical queen, an idealist one, etc. Each queen assumes direct control during appropriate situations (they're elected by the bee collective according to what needs to be done).
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:50 No.12498752
    well, you would go down to a minimum of 3 int. I don't think you can really go lower than that.

    You'll be stupid as hell if you take a TREMENDOUS BEATING, but everyone else will be dying or dead. hell, stupid as hell IS dying or dead. Just cure wounds on the bee hive and hopefully any bees that were simply maimed (this happens a lot) will get healed, bringing you back to smarts.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:54 No.12498763
    oh, also, bees automatically return to their home hive if they are lost and are able.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:54 No.12498765
    If he did that, then they're ought to be the adventurer queen who likes visiting exotic locales for the different pollination and the effects it'll have on the hive's honey.

    Take it a bit further and depending on what the vegetation or lack-there-of of the area you harvested last was like, it can have a slight (SLIGHT) impact on your swarm's stats (clear it with the DM, of course).

    Oh. The way you were describing it made it sound like the swarm would be stuck in perma-Barbarian Rage mode until healed.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:57 No.12498774
    This thread is why /tg/ is a very good board.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:58 No.12498777
    because there are... beekeepers here?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:59 No.12498780
    GASP dedicate some of your swarm to different classes, so you have some that can heal the other bees with magics/divine powers/mundane healing powers.

    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)05:59 No.12498781
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    No kidding. But that's mainly because it's night/early morning.

    It's not like the mods decided to put that horrid sticky up for no reason.

    >> Friendly fa/tg/uy in Japan 10/19/10(Tue)05:59 No.12498782
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    Pic related.

    I mean. Bees are nice and all with their (probobly lawful neutral) but these hornets are probobly chaotic evil. They just do shit for their amusement and doesnt afraid of anything

    1 of them finds a hive of bees (european, the native has learned to counter this trick) and then just wait outside and kill them as they one by one gets out of the hive. I mean by god, they can kill an entire hive in 20 minutes. Alone. And with a little math that tells us one hornet kills like 2 bees / second.

    Top this with a flesh melting venom designed to cause maximum pain

    >信州 favory
    Captcha prefer honest favory.

    Good luck
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:01 No.12498786
    Dude, that just sounds OP. I doubt the DM would let that fly unless you made everyone really underpowered.


    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:01 No.12498787
    the difference between a +1 and +3 LA adjustment, right there

    also, you get like 40,000 bees and only 2000 hornets
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    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:02 No.12498789
    I think that would probably be kind of cheating. I don't know what class to pick yet, suggestions welcome.

    I quite like this supercolony idea.

    Pretty much, yeah.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:02 No.12498790
    But Japanese honey bees can swarm all over those fuckers and pretty much cook them to death.

    Then unceremoniously dump the corpse outside of their hive and continue with business as usual.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:03 No.12498796
    Yeah I might just have to do this that would be awesome.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:03 No.12498797
    Someday I want to make a thri-kreen swarm druid in 4e that turns into a shitload of teeny-tiny humans.

    I'll fluff him as a bee person instead of a mantis person.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:03 No.12498798
    The hell with level adjustments. A swarm of bees can't use standard gear.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:03 No.12498799
    Nay, dancing! Bee Swarm Bard with Profession: Dancer, I say!

    Mostly, I was just amused with the idea of a bee (swarm) cleric/paladin
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:04 No.12498802
    Thousands and thousands of bees, each in tiny clerical vestiments...
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:04 No.12498803

    European hornets are actually pretty chill towards humans and only get aggressive if you threaten their nests. Its good to have them around as they keep the pesky wasps and mosquitos at bay. How about your japanese hornets? How aggressive are those towards humans?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:05 No.12498805
    They can if they're psionic.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:05 No.12498807
    Precisely! Each buzzing in tune, like a choir hymn.
    Wouldn't that be terrifying?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:06 No.12498809
    this is why I love you /tg/,
    >> Friendly fa/tg/uy in Japan 10/19/10(Tue)06:08 No.12498813
    True, true.
    But if 2000 of these fuckers would get organized all hell would rain down on earth.
    It might just be my slight phobia speaking but I have some facts to back it up with.
    For example that they cause more deaths than all the other animals combined in japan.

    I just wanted to tell you that.

    Oh an one thing. A swarm of bees. Wouldn't they be very sensitive to basically anything from a strong wind to fire?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:08 No.12498815
    What, you mean like picking up a sword or wearing shoes?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:09 No.12498820
    I say, you go for a flavorbrewed "master of masks"
    Except with additional queens rather than masks.
    You'd need bluff, disguise, and preform skills, and know 4 languages.

    Or for something slightly more psionically inclined, mindbender gets telepathy at low level, but is based on caster classes.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:09 No.12498822

    Arthropocalypse thread?

    Seriously, more stuff needs to get done with Arthropocalypse.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:10 No.12498824
    >sensitive to strong wind to fire?

    A ring of resist elements, my friend, and suddenly the ancestral evils of rain and wind no longer affect you.

    Fire, however, is the bane of most swarms.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:11 No.12498826
    Telekinetic hivemind can do anything it wants. Refluff its strength score as psy energy that affects the world around it.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:12 No.12498830
    Yeah my first thought was Psychic Warrior. But Bard sounds really awesome. Paladin too, just for the crazy god I'd pick or create.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:15 No.12498839
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:17 No.12498846
    He fed the five trillion.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:19 No.12498853

    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:19 No.12498856
    The pollen has become honey! It's a miracle! Praise Beesus!
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:19 No.12498857
    OP, don't forget that Bees in Flowers are little, inter-kingdom lesbian orgies.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:21 No.12498860

    Besus of Bzzareth. He was the Saviour of Beekind, who stopped the death of the first Bee God, Bahweh in the hands of the Hornet God of War, Allarnt. He loves all Bees and teaches them to do good in this world and that sacrifice is sometimes the best road.

    All Bee Paladins worship Besus, whilst many Bee Clerics worship Bahweh.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:23 No.12498864
    Wouldn't bees be the perfect spies? Bee assasin/spies/rogues would rock. Oh I'm just a little bee buzzing about don't mind me, oh I'm a little be picking locks, Oh I'm a little bee POURING OUT OF EVERYTHING YOU OWN TO STING YOU MOTHERFUCKER! Don't mess with the hive.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:23 No.12498866
    Bee bard or bee marshal, inspiring courage like a pro.


    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:25 No.12498872
    But how do the bees wear that ring?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:27 No.12498880
    Sons of Apis, of Hymenoptera. My brothers. I see in your compound eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me! A day may come, when the courage of bees fail, when we forsake our hive and break all bonds of Fellowship, but it is not this day! An hour of swatters and children throwing rocks when the age of bees comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you, stand, bees of the West!
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:27 No.12498881
    Like a belt :D
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:28 No.12498883
    its a half-ling sized ring, the queen wears it as a crown
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:28 No.12498886
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    >> Snarky Bastard 10/19/10(Tue)06:28 No.12498887

    how does Bzzd wear his GL ring

    either a small ring, or a hive-hand, which the swarm is built around.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:29 No.12498895
    This is beelievable. And awesome.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:29 No.12498896
    Plausibly have a honeycomb/hive golum/construct/some other form of automation.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:30 No.12498899
    So hornets are spawn campers?

    Also guys, I think we have an RTS/Grand strategy game in the making
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:30 No.12498900
    Oh lord, the bee puns...
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:31 No.12498906
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    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:37 No.12498929
    Doesn't looks like shit actually got done, but I'd play the fuck out of that.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:39 No.12498930
    It's a long-term work in progress. A thread gets made here, people go back and work on it, things slow to a halt, then another thread gets made...
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:40 No.12498932
    Usually, if something doesn't gets done really quickly it never does.
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    The colours mean something you know.
    I don't know what they mean, but they mean something.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:41 No.12498939
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    You just summed up my sexual life.
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    That flower looks like it's exceptionally angry. D:
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:43 No.12498944
    I'm just saying what I saw. They got a goodly chunk of it done.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:44 No.12498950
    That's pretty cool.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:45 No.12498951
    and it is the bee paladin shield. they are quite the angry and self-sacrificing bunch.

    >butgical quality
    Erm.. thank.. you.. captcha?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:49 No.12498967
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    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:52 No.12498978
    Fuck yeah. Campaign ender
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:54 No.12498991
    Doubt it's going to stop the apparent psychic superswarm schizophrenic paladin this thread has apparently produced. Thank Beesus, that Beesus is a benevolent god, because his servant are terrifying beyond belief.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:55 No.12498995
    >beeyond beelief.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:56 No.12499004
    *shrugs* the main pattern i found in google images, so it's not particularly impressive. anyway

    Beesus, joy of bee's desiring,
    Holy wisdom, love most bright.
    Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring ,
    Soar to uncreated light.
    Word of God, our flesh that fashioned
    With nectar of life impassioned,
    Striving still to Truth unknown,
    Soaring, flying 'round Thy throne.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:59 No.12499016
    Obviously, the thing you must do is be a Swarm of Bees that, through either arcane or divine means, is able to raise fallen bees from the dead into either skeleton or zombie bees which all join the main hive which is to never cease breeding.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)06:59 No.12499018
    >Bzzbzz, bzz bzz bzz bzzbzzbzz,
    >Bzzbzz bzzbz, bzz bzz bzz.
    >Bzz bzz Bzz, bzz bzz bzzbzzbzz,
    >Bzz bzz bzz-bzzbzzbzz bzz
    >Bzz bzz Bzz, bzz bzz bzz bzzbzz
    >Bzz bzzbzz bzz bzz bzzbzzbzz
    >Bzzbzz bzz bzz Bzz bzzbzz,
    >Bzzbzz, bzzbzz 'zz Bzz bzz.

    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:02 No.12499025
    Well played, anon. Well played.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:05 No.12499032
    Bee fighter: Carry around weapons, or just use the stingers for your own style?
    Beebarian: OH GOD RAGING BEES
    Bee Wizard: I'm just a little bumble bee, don't mind me, EI NATH
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:08 No.12499044
    Ooh, I got a new idea. Bee Merchant.
    Sell all the spare honey and wax and stuff you make!
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:09 No.12499046
    so, here some of my ideas...
    How about the swarm controlling a body (like the devil wasps that controls zombies), that they made out of their own wax? this way they can wear gear, wax is pretty soft and flexible, and the healing can be represented as fixing the waxbody over time. Also, this would be a good storage for the honey, and the bees could hide in case of winter. And in case something hits the hive body too hard... SWARM OUT AND BRING BEE HELL IN HIS FACE

    The hive body would have skin of wax, bones of whatever they take as a base and blood made of honey. And of course, FLESH MADE OF BEES!

    That would fix the gear thing. also it would present idiots going around and trying to fireball the poor swarm. (you would still have to look out for that though, wax is not exactly known for fire resistance)

    For class, well, psionics sounds good (warrior or whatever). Bard sounds funny as hell, and cleric would be Beesus
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:09 No.12499047

    One of these but with bees.
    Or maybe the soul or whatever from an ancient and powerful wizard that came back to life and took control of the swarm of bees... In time he starts to really like and worry about the bees, so he starts thinking like bees and doing stuff bees like or need to survive. He then makes a plan to conquer the world for the bees and to turn every living species into bee hybrids.
    The Beesus idea is awesome too.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:11 No.12499057
    No one has mentioned swarmshitter druids from 4e? They can turn into a swarm of bees and never return to human form.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:11 No.12499059
    I'm imagining a humansized bee barfing up honey in a small shop with the sign
    "Fresh honey. Straight from the "Farm""
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:13 No.12499064
    first of all, we are talking about 3.5 here, so cease the 4e.
    second, good idea! DRUID BEE SWARM! summon all the insects of the planes to do your will!
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:13 No.12499068
    "What? Milk comes from a cow's behind."
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:14 No.12499072
    they dont exactly barfing it, its more like drooling
    And the wax doesnt come out their mouths...
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:14 No.12499073
    Except it does not.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:14 No.12499075
    We're already talking about stuff you can't do in 3e, so swarmshitters are fine.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:16 No.12499081
    this doesn't sound like bee-hitler at all, oh no. not the super race of aryan bees who wishes to destroy/make those below them kneel down to their superior knees.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:17 No.12499085
    bees have knees?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:19 No.12499088
    well, yeah. not quite the same as our knees, but they have what can be called knees.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:21 No.12499096
    kneel before our bees knees for bees knees beeing good for kneeling in front of bees knees!
    >> Snarky Bastard 10/19/10(Tue)07:22 No.12499101

    has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:23 No.12499105
    Oh God. Imagining a fleet of Bee Bards buzzing "Love is a Battlefield".

    Now try to get the bass beat out of your head.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:25 No.12499114
    Pfeh. Flight of the bumblebee.
    >> Snarky Bastard 10/19/10(Tue)07:27 No.12499122

    Ride of the Valkyries
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:28 No.12499127
    The honey must flow.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:30 No.12499135
    Ramirez has.

    The commissar was having a stroke.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:31 No.12499140
    This is the terrifying one out of the three.
    >> Snarky Bastard 10/19/10(Tue)07:32 No.12499142
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    think we're clever do we
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:40 No.12499181
    bzz. This thread may need an archive. bzz.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:41 No.12499183
    Whatever you go with OP, make sure that you get one special racial attack:

    Stingers of Death.

    You get to sacrifice some of your own HP for a scaling amount of damage on your target, as the loyal and selfless members of your hive give themselves so the rest may live.

    Then they are buried afterwards in tiny little graves.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:47 No.12499217
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)07:53 No.12499251


    If target is of a humanoid race, they roll d100 to see if they are allergic to beestings.

    1-97 - Fine

    98 - Mild allergy, add some more damage

    99 - Strong allergic reaction, double damage

    100 - Fatal allergic reaction, INSTADEATH.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)08:05 No.12499315
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    >Then they are buried afterwards in tiny little graves.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)08:47 No.12499525
    Lawful good hive of bees.
    Play a paladin.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:05 No.12499628

    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:21 No.12499709
    If its a hivemind then the best class for you is factotum. Refluff inspiration as individual bees with specialized skills. Fucking god tier.

    Also, aren't bees far-roaming as fuck? You could just be one hivemind drone sent out by a fuckhueg hive aiming to increase its wealth and influence through you. SO MANY POSSIBILITIES.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:23 No.12499716
    It's kind of cute imagining a former tyrant being really overprotective of individual bees.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 10/19/10(Tue)09:23 No.12499718
    A Thousand little smite evil sucide attack.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:24 No.12499719

    Holy shit. The bee adventurer is an ambassador from WAXONIA, THE LAND OF BEES which is just one giant hive of sentient bees, covering an island.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:27 No.12499732
    Damn, I left this thread for a few hours and there are even more good ideas!

    This sounds pretty awesome to roleplay.

    Man, I would never be able to use that. I have trouble sending random peasants into battle, let alone integral parts of my character.

    Druid was one of the first things I thought of, but it seems a little obvious. The bee Hitler druid sounds like a good lawful evil character though.

    Thanks to everyone for contributing.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:30 No.12499748
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:31 No.12499753
    Thousands of bees in woad warpaint with little metal katars?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:32 No.12499754
    It's like stabbing your opponents with breakable claws. They'll grow back.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:33 No.12499759

    >Last part refers to that bee flower dance thing, I guess.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:33 No.12499763
    Blue bees would bee terrifying.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:34 No.12499768
    Also, there is a swarmshifter template thats only +1 LA. Its in Libris mortis, and normally only applies to undead, but you don't need to to tweak it at all to have it apply to something living. Probably the easiest route to take, rules wise. Just slap it on a human, eat the +1 LA, and be able to adopt the shape of a swarm of bees at will (and just refluff your humanoid shape as being made of bees).
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:35 No.12499774
    Why would they be more terrifying than yellow bees?

    The thing that would be weird with a druid is using Shapechange. Like... what would you turn yourself into? A swarm of bees turning into a dire bear? That's pretty whacked out.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:36 No.12499780

    Maybe you could turn yourself into a swarm of wasps. Or hornets.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:37 No.12499782
    It's almost appalling that nobody has mentioned Beeman of Dr. McNinja fame yet.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:37 No.12499784
    Somebody archive this shit.




    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:38 No.12499792
    That's probably heresy.

    He's not actually made of bees though.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:39 No.12499794
    >>A swarm of bees turning into a dire bear? That's pretty whacked out.

    The guard turning into a rogue.

    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:40 No.12499800
    So, like.. Some sort of dire beear?

    I'll get my coat.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:40 No.12499801
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:42 No.12499812
    well you could use it in a heroic sacrifice when all your bees sting at the same time for massive damage when nothing else is available
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:45 No.12499829
    It occurs to me that bees are ideally suited to sneak attacks. You're doing your normal fighting thing, hack slash whack okay sure, when out of the blue...

    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:46 No.12499843
    I wonder how they get bees for that mission

    "so listen up guys in the middle of a heroic battle I want 10 of you to crawl in his armor, go for his balls and sacrifice yourself to make him impotent... any questions?"
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:47 No.12499846
    "Uh, actually I'd rather not do tha-"
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:49 No.12499860
    Actually, you wouldn't have to do it in the battle. You could do it beforehand, and walk up to/past your now fetal-prone opponents who are writhing on the ground instead of preparing to fight.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:55 No.12499895
    The hive would have an interesting view of the world...

    Can individual bees even hear voices? They have decent eyesight, at least for certain colours and patterns...

    "soniko supplied"

    Not interested, sorry.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:57 No.12499909
    Play a carnivorous bee isntead, that'll be easier for a traveling hive of bees...And how are you going to transport your hive?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)09:59 No.12499917
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    Any be that isn't the color you would expect a bee to be is terrifying because a bee should be the color that a bee should be.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)10:07 No.12499950
    You know, I'm reminded of a great story from when a few buddies of mine tried acid. They didn't think to have someone staying normal (THIS IS A MISTAKE). Not immediately feeling anything they went to the backyard to throw the football around. This happens for a couple minutes. Then all of a sudden Jim looks down at the guy he's about to pass the ball to and sees a terrifying hallucination. So of course he blurts out: "DUDE, there's a bunch of bees around your balls!"

    Derrin looks down in horror, and his acid-filled mind fills in all the details of an angry swarm. He takes swift action. His fist flies upward, and then...

    WHAM! Fist to the balls. "AAAUGH! THEY'RE STINGING ME!!" Derrin shouts in pain. Jim helps by adding, "Get 'em man! Get 'em!"

    Cue multiple strikes to the balls as Derrin smashes his fist into his own man parts again and again, screaming about how the bees were the cause for all his pain. He finally passes out and is carted inside, only to wake up hours later with no clue what had happened. They didn't tell him what caused the worst pain he'd ever felt down there for almost an hour, the jerks.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)10:15 No.12499972
    the drones carry it
    like some sort of living hive
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)10:32 No.12500068
    Each bee, shapeshifting into TINY BEARS
    >> GTVA Colossus !moot/UIi/o 10/19/10(Tue)11:26 No.12500388
    Oh god, that would bee unbearable.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)11:52 No.12500614
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)12:09 No.12500741
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)12:33 No.12500917
    Obviously, you mean "vesbeene gas".
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)12:38 No.12500953
    tiny bears with wings and stingers...
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)12:50 No.12501035
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    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)12:52 No.12501050
    Anyone else remember the thread about Beeman who could turn into a swarm of bees and have MILLIONS OF TINY FISTFIGHTS AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)12:54 No.12501066
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    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)12:57 No.12501096
    >> Glutton 10/19/10(Tue)13:05 No.12501155
    Just remember OP

    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)13:07 No.12501171
    Bee a caster of some kind and specialize in touch attacks you should get some kind of attack bonus for being a swarm.

    Just imagine in, anon, a swarm of bees chasing you with a slay living spell. Just one of them has to land on you to deliver it...
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)13:10 No.12501192
    >Burning Hands.
    >Touch of Idiocy.
    >Rusting Grasp.
    >Heat Metal.
    >Chill Touch.
    >Touch of Fatigue.
    In a matter of a few rounds, they're left weeping uncontrollably in the corner, a drooling idiot.

    Because fuck you, paladin.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)13:21 No.12501291
    Japanese hornets kill a dozen or so people every year I think. They're very aggressive and their venom is necrotic.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)13:22 No.12501308
    Who do they kill?

    Children, the elderly, healthy adults?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)13:22 No.12501313
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    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)13:24 No.12501337
    rolled 3 = 3

    *clears throat*
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)13:28 No.12501384
    children, elderly, people who are trapped, and people who try to defend children, elderly, and trapped people.

    you know, anyone who HANGS AROUND AND GETS STUNG.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)13:29 No.12501395
    Only a very few species of bees actually die when they sting you. Most actually can sting and survive. Only bees with barbed lancets leave the sting, with most of their beehind with it.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)17:04 No.12503715
    So what did you choose, OP?
    >> Shadow Reaper 10/19/10(Tue)17:44 No.12504134
    Hmm... perhaps make the entire swarm an int,elligent entity, with some kind of hive mind. Or, you could do it the lazy way. Give your character levels of druid and have him/her be the "Alpha" bee and the rest are animal companions that count as a "swarm" of insects (just like rules for a swarm of rats).
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)18:04 No.12504311
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/19/10(Tue)18:51 No.12504756
    rolled 68 = 68

    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)18:55 No.12504792
    Have another party member be a sentient plant

    and have romantic tension
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)18:56 No.12504800
    love triangle with a character who is a sentient swarm of crows
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)18:59 No.12504820
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    >swarm of crows
    >misread "crows" as "cows"

    >now picturing swarm of flying cattle

    >my face
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)20:01 No.12505387
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    This is the reason why I love /tg/; only here is it truly probable that we could make a race for SENTIENT BEE HIVE COLLECTIVE PEOPLE.

    pic related; Luci-bear's reaction to BEESUS
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)20:28 No.12505634
    Here's an interesting angle. Rather than playing the bees as the "characters", you instead have some sort of wax construct controlled by the bees? Like, imagine you see this beautiful woman: pale skin, white hair, and she's singing the most beautiful song, as if with thousands of tiny voices at once. You are awed and run to her to introduce yourself. You say your name, and she opens her mouth to respond, but instead of words, a horrendous black wave of bees pours out and covers you, each one stabbing you with stingers and psionykks.
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)22:09 No.12506532
    Doesn't Hellas have something like that?
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)22:12 No.12506544
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    All this can make me think of us the guy made of bees.

    "We are Bees. We hate you."
    >> Anonymous 10/19/10(Tue)22:14 No.12506559
    Love KoL.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)04:45 No.12509655
    You can't spell "bump" without "b".
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)04:47 No.12509661
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)04:53 No.12509686

    Is this a swarm of bards, or a swarm of bees that collectively constitute a bard?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)04:58 No.12509724
    You mean, without BEEEEEEES
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)05:14 No.12509807
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    A hive/honeycomb/wax golem controlled by a swarm of bees sounds awesome.

    Also, needs more Beehave and Beequiet - the terrifying bees of my youth!
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)05:17 No.12509822
    Psychic bee swarm is best. Imagine what you could do with those natural weapon enhancing powers.

    Imagine a swarm of vampiric bees. Or god forbid... acid bees.
    >> Ekoi !PpcsYfrVrw 10/20/10(Wed)05:29 No.12509886
    OP you had beest come back with stories.

    Also, this thread is an amazing thing of beeuty. <3
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)05:29 No.12509887
    Murder, MURDER of crows.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)07:53 No.12510414
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    Holy shit. Someone else who remembers.

    Dat Wogan, man, dat Wogan
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)08:39 No.12510572
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    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)09:00 No.12510664
    Vampire bees are no joke. A horde of em will kill off whole continents if they're sentient.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)09:21 No.12510780
    Do they sting you, or suck your blood? This is a pretty important question.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)09:34 No.12510869
    Clearly, they'll STING YOUR BLOOD.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 10/20/10(Wed)09:35 No.12510878
    >Sting your blood
    Does this mean all my blood turn into more vampire Bees and burst out of my body?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)10:00 No.12511086
    I'm going to say yes, yes it does
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)10:03 No.12511123
    Obviously, they just drink your blood.
    And then make blood-honey, with bee eggs in it.
    Anyone who eats the honey gets vampire bee eggs in their stomach. And then they become the new hive, as hundreds of vampire bee children devour them from the inside-out.
    The body is eventually animated via necromancebee, and becomes an ambulatory hive.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)11:21 No.12511700
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    OP, this calls for Thrallherd like no character concept before it. You're a psychic swarm of mind stealing bees. Your thrall is a warforged refluffed as a wax golem. You believers are all wearing wax helmets that allow them to be piloted by a member of your swarm.

    You're rather put off by all this individuallity nonsense that humanoids have. Can't they see how much more effecian it is to work together for the good of the group? You'll just have to show them how it's done. And what better way than by amassing a tremendous pile of gold! People will be convinced by gold, right? Of course they will! It's the same color as honey! Now just to get some volunteers...
    >> Anonymous 10/20/10(Wed)11:24 No.12511732
    This thread will not die.
    It will not bee allowed.

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