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This version of the Witch class seems to be more like the traditional Witch in folklore and literature. Has anyone played a Hedge Witch in their game? How did it play out? Was it weak, overpowered, or somewhere in between? I want to add it to my list of 3PP options for my players but would like some info first. Thanks in advance.
I liked Incarnum, but it never made it into any of my games. My players had no interest in it, and to be honest it seemed kind of clunky and a problem to use. The Akashic Mysteries take on it really appeal to me, and that's why I asked the question I did. I definitely plan to include the new material in my games.
Mark Hoover wrote:
Y'know what I never understood? Treasure. It's one of the prime reasons for being a murderhobo, but why does ANY monster ever have it? Where do kobolds, bugbears, and fire giants spend all of their treasure? For that matter, when they're not spending it why is it sitting around in chests in their living room?
I'm about to dial back the amount of treasure, both monetary and magic, in my games. They've got tons of gold already and have come to expect magic weapons or stat boosting items every game. I realize I'm largely to blame for this, but they don't appreciate anything else I add to a hoard. They can start using the gold they have to have things made (you can't just buy magic items in "ye old shoppe" in my campaigns). I may actually lose a long time player over this, but if I'm not having any fun it's time to change things.
My love for Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Pellucidar" series of pulp sci-fi from the early 20th century has had me wanting to run a hollow world game for years; decades, even. I could just never get the right ideas to gel. I don't want to use dinosaurs (imo they've been over used) so it finally hit me that this would be the perfect place to drop mutated creatures, aberrations, and magical beasts instead. So one night while just sitting and listening to music it all seemed to fall in place. And for over 20 years I've been monkeying with the place of origin for a race of psionic humans who once conquered most of my homebrew setting. I love it when an plan comes together. I'm not too worried about the science or the magic that makes the hollow world possible. It just "is".
Ok, so let's say you're standing at sea level and looking at the horizon. It begins about 3 miles away as the Earth's curve becomes noticeable.
So, inside a hollow version of earth, let's say with an interior diameter of approximately 7,000 miles (assuming a 500 mile thick crust on either side), at what distance would the upward curve of the "horizon" begin? Let me just say for the record I'm no damned good with math beyond simple adding and subtraction. I could be bloody well wrong but I imagine the ground looking relatively flat for many, many miles before the upward curve noticeably begins.
The reason I ask is I'm going to be running some adventures in my homebrew that take place in its hollow interior. Think Burroughs' Pellucidar, but with magical beasts and aberrations instead of dinosaurs.
Thanks in advance.
I'm the GM 90% of the time and therefore almost never get to build a PC for myself. But when I do I do much the same as you.
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I guess I've just been very lucky, blessed, fortunate what have you. Most of my players and I have been together for nearly 30 years. Sure, there have been times when one or more of them weren't in the group, but that was because of distance, jobs, other real life things. And even now there are a couple who barely get a chance to play, but there's a core of about 4 of us who've steadfastly hung together. Others have come and gone, as well, but we're all still friends and if 'twere possible we'd all game together all the time. All of us.
I'm trying to not be overly excited by it. It looks great and I did get a bit misty eyed when the fanfare kicked in. But I was very excited by the teaser and trailers for "Phantom Menace" and we all know how it and the subsequent movies in the prequels turned out. I want to love the new movie. I just hope I do.
I don't like "anything goes" games. I've quit games run by other people because nothing was a challenge. Nothing. Want a magic sword? Just go buy one for like 50gp because the magic shop owner has a surplus of them. Want to know a new spell? Well, here's a magic device that has every spell ever devised in it. For free. Want to play some really weird race or a monster with levels? No problem!
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Usual Suspect wrote:
I'm pretty sure I would have laughed myself to death. That poor kid.
What made it even funnier was during his moment of silence and our floor-rolling laughter his mom had him take the phone into the kitchen and then explained to him what the statement usually refers to. He came back in the living room and sat very quietly, red faced in embarrassment for a few minutes, but to his credit he got back into the game and recovered his composure.
I have never once in all my 29 years of gaming seen anyone get into a screaming match table pounding, wall hitting, or table flipping. I've seen disagreements and people get a bit heated over something, but stories about the former just boggle my mind.
EDIT: I just remembered a screaming match between some Chinese kids at a local FLGS during a Yu-Gi-Oh game. Cards were flying everywhere.
I may have already posted this, but I can't recall if I have.
My son was 10 at the time and playing along with the grownups. The game had come to the BBEG fight, and it was nearing a pretty exciting end. At that moment his mom calls and I tell him to keep it short because we're at the climax of the game. He answers and says loudly, "Can't talk, Mom. We're climaxing!". He had no idea what the term is usually used for. There was a moment of silence on his part as we collapsed in hysterics.
On a serious side, it introduced me to the Egyptian pantheon of gods and helped foster my current interest in all things ancient Middle East. It boosted my already expansive vocabulary, it taught me the value of teamwork and to question what is good and evil. It also made me weird friends who've been with me for 30 years.
I've not gotten especially lazy, but I've developed some problems that interfere with concentration and memory and it's too frustrating to try and read and remember things now. And not things as complicated as Pathfinder; anything, really.