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    Quote Originally Posted by Derren View Post
    What exactly is the reasoning behind her levels?
    I admit, I have not dug far, but I don't really see why she would be better than most no name pirates of that age.
    Pss. You make a name for yourself, you get a free level or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasper View Post
    Pss. You make a name for yourself, you get a free level or two.
    But why did she made a name? Because of her fighting skills? She was described as competent, but thats about it. The same could be said about Rackham.
    Why the rogue level at all? She didn't really do any thievery or sneaking as far as I am aware. So straight fighter levels would likely be better, although I don't see why it should be the archery variant, unless there are more detailed accounts of her describing her more of a shooter in combat.
    Imo fighter 4 or 5 would be enough for her.

    Frankly, as far as pirates go she is pretty unremarkable to be considered a mythological figure. Ching Shih would be far more deserving of an entry.
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    More prominent pirates have more levels. I'm having a bit of a busy day (Monday is my day for staying on top of these threads) but in short:
    - She regularly fooled, deceived, and otherwise tricked people. Constantly. 24-7. In a ship full of dudes. Screams EXPERTISE IN DECEPTION.
    - I think every picture I could find of her has her wielding a gun.
    - NPC rogues without that 5th level (or you might say 'NPC rogues without Uncanny Dodge') are really squishy. It's a survival mechanism in terms of design.
    - Further touching on design: it's important to me that these are not just washed out copies of one another. I don't know for a fact that she was a good shot, but it stands to reason that she wasn't bad (why constantly depicted with a gun if she was bad with it?) and it differentiates her from other pirates in this column (both those already posted and yet-to-be).
    - You are 100% totally welcome and encouraged to post your own version of a 4th or 5th level fighter Anne Bonny here in the EN World forums, or for that matter any other character in the Mythological Figures and Epic Monsters columns.
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    You basically confirmed that it's a typo. The listing at the top says she's a 4th level rogue, when it seems pretty clear that she's intended to be 5th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyLomBard-O View Post
    You basically confirmed that it's a typo. The listing at the top says she's a 4th level rogue, when it seems pretty clear that she's intended to be 5th.
    Aye I must've changed my mind at some point designing her (hit dice, sneak attack, features and the rest had her at 5th). Fixed! Thanks for pointing that out!
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    Maybe it's because I watched Black Sails, but I find it impossible to consider Bonny anything but a bad ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bedir than View Post
    Maybe it's because I watched Black Sails, but I find it impossible to consider Bonny anything but a bad ass.
    Well, as far as we know... she was.

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