Sebastian Hirsch wrote:It was bad design, and the designers of the current feat understood that. A vow of poverty is not supposed to be a good option of an adventurer.:(
Don't be sad, there because it isn't strictly a good option, doesn't mean that it has no place, Pathfinder has plenty of bad options.
Sebastian Hirsch wrote:A vow of poverty is not supposed to be a good option of an adventurer.
It's this point I disagree with.
In mythology, a VoP is not unheard of, and often the source of a great hero's powers. Or a saint's. I think it's a little sad if the game can't simulate that.
I'm fine with there being downsides; you'll certainly lose some flexibility because you can't have a consumable for every situation. But I would like it to be basically playable, especially in a party.
Why, a vow of poverty is traditionally a personal choice, to not let material things, distract you from your spiritual path.However, this is a game, build on getting and using loot, you can make more out of it, but this is pretty basic to the whole concept.
If your character can be successful while giving a lot of his/her wealth to charity, well done you have just unlocked hard mode well done.
Let's face it most of the characters with a real life vow of poverty didn't have to face an demons or since we have stats for it chutulu.
And I suspect, that none of those characters were fighting in 4-7 person groups of adventurers equipped according to the wealth per level table.
I don't have the time right now, but IIRC the designers mentioned this in response to a complain about the vow, it is not supposed to be an equal replacement to all the things you would normally get.