I think it was mostly just to explain where the powers of the classes come from.
I'm sure they could come up with something that basis off of the power, like temporary immunity to powers of a certain type, or, what I was thinking of earlier today was variations of the spellthief class that were specific to powers (martial power thief, arcane power thief, divine power thief) etc, etc, etc.
But mostly I think the power sources were coined to bring cohesion to the origin of powers for the classes.
still won't use it, unless everyone else objects.
Jason Grubiak wrote:
There are large parts of the 3.5 SRD reprinted in Monte Cook's WoD with minor if any changes.
Keno... stop rolling for me. It's ridiculous when you manage to roll a NEGATIVE ONE for my initiative. And on that note...
eep! exactly how did I get six for the total. I rolled a two, and added 7 and got 6.... I would blame the keyboard, but the 6 is awfully far from the 9. Sorry about that.
I'm anxious to get started, but I'll bow to everyone elses wishes.
I'm thinking about starting a Expedition to the Ruins of Castle Grayhawk PBP game but I have to wrap up another game I have running on another message board before I start that.
Brian Van Wyk wrote:
I thought it was pretty well explained that the Pathfinder Chronicles published by the Pathfinder Society is often the catalyst for youngsters going off on adventures.
I don't think its necessary that anyone be affliated with them, but I think they're supposed to feel the role of the "Seekers" without being quite so plundering.
I just hope they get all the kinks out of 4.0 in the next 6 years; then my son will be ready to play it.
I just started teaching 3.5 to my 5 year old a couple months back. We're going to start Hollow's Last Hope soon, but I'm wondering if I should hold off some until 4e comes out. I'm glossing over a lot of the rules, but I still don't want to get too far into it if I'm going to turn around and teach him new rules in a year. Decisions, decisions.
The 8th Pagan wrote:
I think its more of a "they don't want to" thing. I asked about conversion from 3.5 to 4th and was told that while they plan to present some converted stats for villians/monsters from a few books this fall, they have no plans to release any kind of conversion notes.
Xaaon of Xen'Drik wrote:
Also the description of what a dragon can do in 1 round, and the fact a Fighter hit the dragon for 500 dmg in 1 round is a bit disconcerting.... sounds like DDO...DDO isn't a hugely popular MMO...
I think you misread, I think that dragon has 500 HP after the fighter attacks. And I don't think its round 1. I think its a snippet of the battle. Although, I could be wrong, its not very complete.
I sure hope we're not going to a 10-fold increase in HP.
Really? I heard the same angry cries of 'never again' at 3.5. Anyone want to take a wager on the number of unhappy posts we will see when 4.5 comes out?
Yeah, I remember that, I was amused.
I just hope WotC sticks to their guns and don't release a 4.5. When I was talking to them, one of them slipped and said 4.0, and the other guy said, "No, we're never going down that road again."
A publisher I spoke to at GenCon stated that they were told by WotC that they would be one of only 5 publishers who would be licensed to produce 4th Edition OGL materials, but when I asked Wizards if that was true they stated that the OGL would be open to everyone, but exactly what that license would contain, like you said, was up in the air still.
Yeah, I guess so. Hmm, maybe I'm not thinking straight, but isn't it simply 10 + 1 (dex) +4 (AC bonus from the hide shirt) = 15? Or am I over looking something Barbarian specific?
And I have Zakok arriving in town as a merchant's bodyguard.
Garjen Soulhammer wrote:
According to the Wizards guys (Bill Slavicsek and Scott Rouse) I spoke to on Saturday, DNDInsider will still continue to offer free content, only the Dungeon, Dragon, and Character/Dungeon/Adventure building content will require a subscription fee (and Monthly compilations of Dungeon and Dragon will be available to buy if you don't have a subscription as well). They could always change that, but that's what they're currently planning on doing.
The site has been changed to direct people towards the 4e content, since they obviously want people to go that route, but the old stuff will continue to be available for a time (according to Scott, the final decision on the fate of things like the 3.5 SRD have not yet been made. They may rely on other sites to mirror it and not actually have it on their site.)
I have no idea if I will buy into the 4th edition. Perhaps if the changes make sense or the betters the overall game. I hope that the books for 3 and 3.5 don't become useless as I am one those that probably bought to many of the books. I personally like a large list of skills as I feel that gives characters better development. I guess I will just have to wait and see what the end product becomes. Grumble, grumble (looks at empty wallet).
I'll have a pretty good idea after tomorrow whether I will buy it right away or wait. If they've simplified the rules I'll be tempted to buy it to make it easier to teach to my children.
Actually the Rules Compendium is actually there for users that won't be switching over anytime soon.
What I've heard about the DI so far doesn't sound too promising, but like my boss said, "The whole point of 4e is because someone at Hasbro said, 'We want online monies.'"
Hopefully I'll learn more tomorrow while I'm at GenCon.
Javier Alcaraz wrote:
I've just checked my credit card and Paizo has already charged Pathfinder subscription. Is there anyone else out there in the same situation? Does that mean Pathfinder #1 .pdf is ready to be downloaded?
I started to check my card to see if it had been charged when I remembered the first two issues are part of my transistion ;)
Didn't they have 3.0->3.5 conversion notes on the website at one point?
I would trust a press release before I believe Amazon.