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N. Jolly wrote:
While I'm not 100% on board with Lemmy's attitude, I agree with them. These erratas have been as heavy handed as possible. It's almost sarcastic the level of brutal editing we're getting here.
Wanna know the worst part? Because they only release errata before a new printing, there's next to no chance it will change soon. Because those books have to sell before we see the new, hopefully but not likely, better errata.
HOLY S&~* they killed the scarred witch doctor. It casts off Intelligence now. Wow, that one is massive.
Hmm... What was that 'casting' class that looks better now that it's the only one that uses Con? Oh yeah. The kinenticist. Paizo nerfs options so new classes look "better" guys, this isn't new.
Here's something that's been bugging me for a while. Why in the world did they choose to use psionics in this book? You'd think, with so much talk of not using psionics they'd at least think up a new name for what's been a power in Psionics books for years(like Ego Whip).
It just doesn't make sense. Paizo should be able to do better than copy/edit/paste.
Oh, but that's only if you don't want Negative Levels or Ability Burn. You know, those things that make characters more likely to die if the don't spend more of their gold?
Raise Dead becomes the cheaper option, suddenly...
To the OP: you say you wanted to make Reincarnation more like its mythological roots, but then do nothing to actually accomplish that. First, the person's deeds(alignment) are taking into account and then his soul is reborn in a infant body of whatever the gods decided he deserve to come back as. Humans/humanoids were not the highest reward.
And things like backstory and class and ability scores are entirely linked to the body because the soul doesn't work out or retain memories.
Thinking about the Sapphire Planet led me to doing research. Research led me to some interesting discoveries, which lead to ideas which lead to a character concept.
Further research reminded me of the perfect way to get the Concept into Reality.
I feel ingenious and evil all at the same time and its so awesome!
I will third this notion. Now alignment shifts just make the extension of your on will disappear, instead of changing to match.*
*If the Unchained version is used. Sorry, PFS players, more restrictions for you...
The second most terrible thing for me. What happens if the summoner changes alignment? Do they lose a class feature, or have to pick a different type of outside and recreate an entire character's worth of stats again?
First thing: no more dragons, or animals, or plants or insects. No, that's a Angel. Or a Protean. No matter what it looks like, you've gotta add in those facts, and it just subtracts from the fun of an Eidolon for me. :/
My point is that for all the work they put into making the Unchained Classes better/more balanced, they could've made some of the VMCs worth losing half your feats over.
Druids get animal companions, barbarians get rage, but poor monk doesn't get Wis to AC for their VMC, or flurry, and get a piddly dodge bonuses at level 15. Yeah, not buying that.
Cap. Darling wrote:
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! :)