|Chris Mortika RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16|
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I can cite two examples of what I mean. I've met two players, and played at a table with one, who have two versions of a character. Not two characters; two versions.
In one, the player has an Aasimar character, but started the character after the race was restricted. He plays it and, he says, nobody ever checks to see if it's legal. If a GM were to ask, he has the same character, at the same level, with the same Chronicles, but designed as a human, with different racial modifiers, feats and skill ranks. He says he'll play the (legal) human PC if the GM asks to see his Aasimar racial boon, and then play it back as an Aasimar at the next table. That's what he means by "table variation."
Another player has an fighter with several teamwork feats, which works well when he plays with a friend who brings his Inquisitor to the table. He has "retrained" those teamwork feats to general feats more useful when his friend isn't around, and he bring whichever version to the table is more useful.
I haven't mentioned it to those players, but if I'm GMing, and they bring those characters to my table, I won't allow either version.
That's what If I catch you with something illegal, I want you to fix it and not "un-fix" it after you leave my table. The campaign has guidelines about re-skinning. There's some gray area in the center, but there's also situations where we have clear directives.
I'm not talking about GM-call gray areas.