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I am personally of the opinion that the Arcanist is not nearly as powerful as everyone thinks. I mean, maybe in a high level game, but the only thing broken about it, in my opinion, is not the Spellcasting aspect, but some of the Exploits... man. Counterspelling as an immediate action, even if it is a powered-down version of Counterspelling? Dimensional Slide, a 5ft step turned into 10*Arcanist level? Damn.
The Arcanist Exploits aside, the Spellcasting progresses as a Sorcerer (so, 1 level behind), but maxes out a Wizard's spells per day. So the Arcnist loses out on both the raw spells per day of the Sorcerer and the quick learning of the Wizard. To me, that's not worth being able to switch your prepared spells every day (or, with an Exploit, as a Full-round action).
Personally I think the Brawler, the Shaman and the Slayer are far more OP. The Brawler pretty much makes the Monk defunct as a class, and the Slayer almost does the same to the Ranger.
I am very happy with the Warpriest though, since options for a religious frontliner before were very limited - Paladins simply don't cut it (due to alignment restrictions).
Well, you're in luck then. The rest of the series considers the "Alternate Ending" as canon, since the author acknowledged how seriously bad that ending was. I would actually say that "Tears in the Snow" is probably the worst one of all of them, despite the fact that Cerulean is probably my favourite character in the series.
I can give PLENTY more distractions too, once you plow through the rest of that fic. ;)
Also, this fanfic is unintentionally nostalgic. My friends were really into MLP when I was in third grade so all the familiar names are a little weird to me. Bad childhood memories of the horrific movie ( you know, the one where the ponies get turned into dragons...and I then got woken up by little sisters waking up screaming in the middle of the night for a couple of weeks...ugh...so many nightmares and parents slept on anoth floor so it was my problem...I rather preferred the ponies as dragons...) are a lot of why I don't even bother to watch the new series. Well, that and when I did give it a chance I wanted to hit my head against the wall before the episode ended...not my cup of tea.
Heh, I totally get why watching the show would be frustrating, but to me, it's like a Disney movie. The characters are needlessly dense, the big baddies always get Deus Ex'd away, but at the same time I can't help it. It's like liquid joy into my brain.
Re: The fic... Honestly it actually reminds me a lot of Avalon at times. Hell... In Song of Whispers... There's a pony who loves to sing who cannot use his voice because it's so destructive.
Random, cool sounding thing I created for a Battle.Net account like fifteen years ago. It's the one that's stuck the most.
Other big screen names I've had:
My brother uses the name "The Ugly Red" as his screen name. That was the name of the first car that we boys collectively drove. (It was to be shared between the three of us). Anyway, the reason he uses the name is because he totaled that car, and yet walked away from the accident completely unhurt. He says the car gave herself for him, and his screen name will ever be in her honour.
Just to be clear, since it might not be from my post.
Vai just compared daily rape and torture favourably to her current situation, and considered killing herself.
If it weren't for the fact that Champion/Patron conversations tend to happen outside of Time, Settro could probably feel her anguish very easily from anywhere in the school. This is a very, very powerful emotion. As soon as the conversation ends, Settro will probably feel it, unless Lumos can block that.
Bah, playing with yourself is no fun! (unless it is)
If you wouldn't mind? :)
Just making a list here to ensure I've both feet under me before I start posting. If anything is wrong with this list let me know.
Ardiente - likely in class at the moment.
Hey Jacob, nice to meet you!
And seeing as we're discussing Bill & Ted...
Code of Conduct wrote:
I agree with the player Code of Conduct and everything that goes along with it.
I'm gonna start this off by saying that my knowledge of genetics and blood types and such are a laymen's knowledge at best. I didn't even take high school bio.
Also, this is a mixed fantasy/sci-fi setting, so I'm trying to account for both those ideas.
From a purely sci-fi point of view, I'm pretty sure different races would not be able to share blood through transfusions - they would simply be incompatible. However, some species are able to interbreed and produce viable offspring. (Nobody has ever said that half-elves and half-orcs are sterile.) To me this means that, at minimum, orcs and humans, and elves and humans should be able to share blood, since they share enough genetic similarities to produce offspring.
And from a fantasy point of view, polymorphing magic can make a dragon into a human to produce a child. So magic must change genetic structures and gamite cells enough to once again produce offspring. To me this means that polymorphing magic could change one's blood type, for example.
Vai's blood is neither that of a half-elf nor a dragon, but some twisted middle-grou d wrought by dark science and magic.
This is where my conundrum comes from.
I'm honestly fine either way with this problem being resolved quickly. I'm just trying to be as medically realistic as possible.
My understanding of the Mythic rules is that you are very epically powerful, but there is a resource limitation. Pretty much, to do anything Mythic, you need to spend Mythic Power, which is very limited/day.
I like that alot in a hack-and-slash type game, since it forces players to make combat choices which actually matter. They can't just blow all their mythic power on the first encounter of the day.
Naturally it depends what kind of game you're playing.
Keep in mind, this is all my own opinions formed from reading the Mythic rules. I haven't actually played a Mythic game yet, though I will be GMing one in a few months.
Had a crappy day at work, couldn't get any posting done. Sorry :(
On top of that, on my way home from work I'm cruising down a main road going 75km/h, and someone tries to "merge" right in front of me going maybe 15-20km/h. I'm very lucky the lane beside me was empty, or I would've slammed right into him. As it is, I swerved and missed him by scant few centimeters. Almost had a freaking heart attack.
I really wonder how some people manage to get their license. Anyway, posts will be a bit longer. Sorry.
Iolth Taknith wrote:
It was actually Rosa. And not control, so much as manage. He basically just hides on the roof now hah.
Just starting work, so posts in a bit.
Is Ash Haired Guy reacting to the scene with Vai? Any senses or extra information you need?
Her burns, at this point, look like really, really, extremely bad sunburns - skin is very red and blistering all over her entire body. Would probably leave some scarring, if it weren't for magic.