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One of my players was asking some questions about this prestige class and pointed something out.
Inner Sea Gods wrote:
Aligned Class (Ex): Evangelists come from many different backgrounds, and they show an unusual range of diversity. At 2nd level, the evangelist must choose a class she belonged to before adding the prestige class to be her aligned class. She gains all the class features for this class, essentially adding every evangelist level beyond 1st to her aligned class to determine what class features she gains. She still retains the Hit Dice, base attack bonus, saving throw bonuses, and skill ranks of the prestige class, but gains all other class features of her aligned class as well as those of the evangelist prestige class.
No where does it state you add your Evangelist level to the class features you gain for determining their power. The example he pointed out for him personally was:
From Rakshasa Bloodline:
Bloodline Arcana: Add half your sorcerer level to the Spellcraft DC for others to identify spells you cast. If their checks fail by 5 or more, they mistakenly believe you are casting an entirely different spell (selected by you when you begin casting).
Then he asked "This is a reference to sorcerer level, but it effects the relative strength of the feature, not whether or not it will be gained. Since Evangelist only mentions summing levels for gaining new features, this then means that for a Sorc5/Evan10, half of one's sorcerer level would be 2, and not 7?"
I was just wondering if this has been brought up before.
I've seen 5 PC's slain to this abomination of an optional rule. I do not use it in my campaigns. Worst one I saw was a level 16 arcane trickster standing 80 feet away minding his own business when the fighter charged a neutral CR 6 Beetle just to get into a fight. The 2nd one charged off a cliff at the trickster for some reason and laid a 41 damage crit on it, sucking out a natural 1 (the trickster was small sized and the 3.5 rule subtracted -10 for each size below medium). Way to many things can accidentally do 50 damage at higher level. I felt sick the first two PC's I killed with it in my homegame and took it out for the next one.
Iron Will, Toughness, Great Fortitude all spring to mind. Don't ignore your defenses. Worst thing that can happen to a weak will base class with huge damage is to get dominated and rip up your party. If you're planning your 9 and 11 feats iron Will and Improved Iron Will are pretty good, or Iron will and Great Fortitude.
James Jacobs wrote:
Sorry my computer went crazy and the rest of my post had to be snipped off. I was wondering About the normal tiny size ("1 to 2 feet") and the fact the average male Grippli is 1 ft 11 inches, while females clock in at 1 ft 9 inches. Is this kind of thing frowned upon in the design department, much like a medium race over 8 feet tall?
One of my players made a blind monk/kensai. To make this actually ok to play he has taken (improved/greater)blindfight and a 3.5 spell called listening lorecall that gives him blindsight 30 feet.
This has been fine, but something came up the other day.
He has been using spell combat and Teleport offensively. However, some of the phrasing of teleport seems wonky for this. Here are my concerns.
Familiarity: “Very familiar” is a place where you have been very often and where you feel at home.
No problem there. This is the kind of place where if you get up in the middle of the night you know to not stub your toe on the end-table.
“Studied carefully” is a place you know well, either because you can currently physically see it or you've been there often.
Here it starts. He can't physically see anything. And places he can study by touch, smell, and hearing are likely to fall into Very Familiar in a hurry.
“Seen casually” is a place that you have seen more than once but with which you are not very familiar.
Again, can't see.
“Viewed once” is a place that you have seen once, possibly using magic such as scrying.
See above (that's a bad pun).
Now, he does have blindsight.
But my concern is that this doesn't confer the same effects as true vision. If you wanted to teleport to one of two identical rooms, but one was red and one was blue, there'd be no way for him to tell the difference. let alone if they had murals or inscriptions or what have you.
But mainly the concern is, do you think a blind mage with blindsight can teleport 30 feet ahead to an area he can only sense with blindsight? What about an area 100 feet behind him he just walked by 10 seconds ago without scouring the area?
Sorry my internet burned out right there. "1d6 automatic damage" breath weapon is brutal in a 20 foot radius that blinds as well. It doesn't help that originally printed the monsters reach chain attack there did 2d4 +12 (somebody made a typo). Yeah at level 5 its not that bad because of its defenses, but it was put into a module (crown of the kobold king) to face 2nd level adventurers. At that level I got to watch it drop 2 PC's a round.