As a DM I don't feel I should have any say in what another player names his character. The fact that some people think they have the right to tell someone they can't name their character what they want seems a little arrogant to me.
But then what can we argue about besides paladins, alignments and monks?
I think it goes both ways, sure players can get entitled, but a lot of "Old School" DM's and get entitled too. So you spent hours crafting a realistic fantasy world for me and my fellow players to adventure in, because your running the show, we don't get to make OUR characters the way we want them, but must instead kow-tow to what you think we should have? I'm sorry, I'm all for "realism" but this is a fantasy roleplaying game, there really should be a sense of escapism for the players that you seem to be missing. I don't want to play some scrubby farmer with a rusty shortsword, I want to be the hero of the story.
It basically boils down to something I told my cousin when he first tried his hands at running a campaign, "Your world, their story" sure you can craft a world down to the most minor detail, but if we players don't get to enjoy the limelight why should we even leave our farms?
Players and Gamemasters should work together to make sure they are both having fun, maybe you should give a little in allowing things to the players.
Was with you till you said JRPG
James Jacobs wrote:
Zon-Kuthon is very much inspired by Clive Barker's stories, particularly "The Hellbound Heart" and the Hellraiser movies.
I can't possibly see how they're connected
Roberta Yang wrote:
Here's another one: why can a wizard get a pouch of a thousand different spell components for free and grab any one he wants from it without spending an action, but an archer needs to track arrows and spend a move action to take out a bow?
Because fighters can't have nice things
James Jacobs wrote:
Well then the smart thing to do here is to hire Carolina Eade full time
I'd recommend the Prophecy with Christopher Walken if you want ideas involving a villainous angel, not only do you have Walken as the villain but you get an amazingly creepy scene where Satan, played by Vigo Mortenson actually helps the heroes in stopping Gabriel.
Azaelas Fayth wrote:
They playing as Kryptonians?
Chuck Wright wrote:
That's pretty much the way things are played in my group
That was probably what Max was thinking
Yeah but Steak-and-New-Boots is the greatest name for a mount ever
What do you think are the scariest / most disturbing evil outsider lords in published Paizo material?
doc the grey wrote:
Maybe his favored weapon should be a van
On a related tangent, I once had the current Big Bad in one of my campaigns say to the players. "I have summoned you here for a purpose." Without missing a beat one of my players replied, "Nobody summones Megatron!" So I just answered, "Then it pleases me to be the first"
ARG brings you Spontaneous wizards, versatile sorcerers and the return of CODzilla: a power-creep poll
It's a nonissue, you're trying to make a mountain of a damn tiny molehill. No matter what in every book you're going to have some sort of power-creep, it's the price you pay for having a successful RPG. The thing you're complaining about the most it seems is the Samsaran C.O.D. I don't see it as a problem, cause at most what 4 or 5 addition spells over the course of the character's life? Sure some of those are a little overpowered, I'll give you that, but that's part of the GM's job, dealing with power creep in his or her game and figuring out a way to stop it. It's part of the reason I don't allow Summoners in any game I run, I don't like them and therefore they aren't allowed. The GM has final say of what exists at his/her table, Paizo is just giving us options.
I'll quote a fellow board member for this one
Dick Grayson - I'd stat him up as an Unarmed Fighter(As I did in the OP)though at higher levels I'd add som thief acrobat levelsKid Flash - Monk(even though I detest the class)
Raven - I'd probably go Oracle, but you can argue Sorcerer
Starfire - I'd probably make a ranged Magus
Cyborg - Alchemist
Beast Boy - Druid of course
Aqualad - Gillman aquatic ranger though with YJ he'd be multiclassed into sorcerer
Speedy - Ranged Fighter
Superboy - You're probably right with the Invulnerable Ranger
Wonder Girl - I got nothing
Humans for the win!!! It was humans that stormed the black gate and held fast against the black hordes at Mina Tirith! It was humans that beat back the Tyranids, humans that defeated the Zerg, and humans that put an end to The Flood! Human beings bested the Yuzhang Vong, stopped The Advent in their tracks, and put an end to the Scrin menace! A single human being destroyed a reaper, another toppled the entire Sith Empire AND THEN went to go wipe out their entire species, and yet another still ruined the Gods of Olympus themselves! Humans mastered the Pieces of Eden, conquered both the sky and the ocean floor, and made all of nature their slave! The Dwarves are greedy, the Elves are vain and cowardly, and everyone else is just plum useless!
We set off fission bombs in our only bioshpere! We flood our air and water with deadly poisons to weed out the week! WE NAILED OUR GOD TO A STICK!