DM Lil" Eschie wrote:I agree that Channeling should be at least partially Wis based. However, to me the deeper question is, why doesn't Cleric have a Channeling Pool (blah + blah per blah levels + WISDOM!) that they draw on to power all manner of cool abilities....like so many others. Ideally, there would be a common list to choose from, and then lists from the domains.TriOmegaZero wrote:Yes, I know that. But I think that Turn Undead was flawed, because it was already too Charisma based in the last editions of Ad&D. In the first edition, only your cleric level was relevant, affecting what kind of undead you could rebuke/destroy, and their numberDM Lil" Eschie wrote:But why should the power of your channeling (DC) be linked to your Charisma, instead of your Wisdom, while your spells DC is Wisdom-relevant?Because Channel replaced Turn Undead, which was a Charisma check.
I forgot to mention that in this proposal, channeling pos/neg would be only one of the possible choices. The alternate channeling rules in UM would be great fodder for other choices. But I'm also thinking of domain powers being powered by the pool as well....
Just a thought.