On this edition of Building a Concept we will be addressing the idea of transforming the Alchemy skill from a commonly thought defense and support tool into an offensive weapon to be feared. This process will result in a character we enjoy referring to as the Alchemist Grenadier, a character capable of not only dishing out area effect damage and debuffs upon the enemy yet still able to act as battlefield support or healer in a pinch. To start character creation off we want to ask ourselves some key questions, using these questions and the answers we give as a guide through the entire building process for this Alchemist Grenadier.
- Do we want the character to blend in to society at large, or stick out like the bomb-toting terrorist they actually are?
- Will our character require any special equipment or skills in order to achieve their primary goal, or will they be capable of concocting weapons of destruction on the go?
- Do we want our character to focus more on their Alchemy skill, or their spell casting ability? Which one gets top priority?