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Bring up prepared casters reminds me of a theory someone had back before ACG was being sold: the current FAQs and erratas were being issued solely to make the options in the book look better.
Take, for instance, the Wizard archetype Spell Sage, who can cast any spell from other class lists(three. Bard, Cleric, and Druid!). At any time. Sound familiar? That's right, it's better than what people were doing with Paragon Surge.
But it comes at the high cost of taking rounds to cast and using up two slots of the same level. That's horrid, but "legal". But is it still better than the Paragon Surge abuse?
Paragon Surge Abuse
Quick, roll common sense checks to realize standing still doesn't mean your heart stops beating no matter how hard you try. DC is in then negatives. Geas still works. :)
Mark Seifter wrote:
Please, please, please don't let it be another Crane Wing nerf. Martials need nice things. Unarmed martials even more so.
Also, keep up the good work! :)
I've got two from "Gip, the Crazed God!" a goblin Sage Sorcerer that used the Words of Power system.
Upon finding a clay hut with only three walls: "let's sleep in there, no one ever comes through the fourth wall!"
Earlier, talking to a Garuda-Blooded Aasimar in the party, the discussion turned into playful insults and the like.
Gip: "I hope you get you-flu!"
Finally, Lyle Highhill, Halfling paladin, had to be dragged by a Goliath(3.5 race) into a bar full of demons and devils -pulling up cobblestone trying to stay out of it mind you- and screamed "I can't go in there, I'll get us all killed!"
With the right rouge talent(archetype?) you don't even need the PCs to set the first trap off.
A necromancer. But not a normal one, oh no. This one wears full plate made from what looks like bones(reflavored Dragonhide). What's with that giant constrictor snake? Wait, what do you mean he's casting Greater Magic Fang?! He just cast Shield.. and Shield of faith...
The truth: it's a Nagaji Druid(Naga Aspirant archetype) with the Shade of Uskwood feat.
Hey, look, rust monster fishing!
Oh, you probably meant pathfinder stuff. ;)
Banning classes really gets me disinterested, even if I've never played the class or plan too, and giving no reason for banning it.
Or having a recruitment title something along the lines of "anything goes" and then saying no 3rd party.
I dont know about epic, but I had a character die one his first session.
He was a Wild Rager Barbarian 2/Druid 4, and we had just gone to investigate a cave, only to find a crazed old man(a wizard) and his fast zombie troll, which popped out of vegetation to catch me flat-footed.
after two rounds of taking on the troll alone, and going to 16 Hp while raging, I took it down(4 hits with a greataxe while raging and using Power Attack will do that. 88 damage!) I stepped up to the mage during a full-attack and tried to get him with my gore(Lesser Fiend Totem), missing.
On the Wizard's next turn, he took one look at me, all bloody and torn up from beating his troll, that he risked everything and started casting a spell. Cast defensively? Check. Missed my AoO because it was a ranged attack? Check.
Enervation struck me square in the chest, and I took the full 4 levels the spell could deal, making me lose 20 HP, fall unconscious, lose my 12 HP from raging, and go to -18 of 16.
Somewhere in the Mwangi Expanse, an ankylosaurus roams around wearing +1 Chain Barding. :)
You know how some people can hear things others can't? Well, have a room full of wind chimes. Eerily quiet.
Encountering a similar trap really made a fellow player in a play-by-post get riled up because it went against the normal "find the trap, avoid it's effects" thing.