Aside from the name referencing a culture where the Scimitar is used, I am talking about the mechanics.
Dervish Dance is an extension of Weapon Finesse (Along a Feat Chain requiring Weapon Finesse).
The goofy thing here is that Weapon Finesse doesn't work with a Scimitar.
Does anyone else think that perhaps the Dex to damage Feat should have been usable with perhaps all Light weapons, or at least the Rapier?
PS:I House-Ruled that Weapon Finesse worked with both Scimitar and Quarterstaff a while back, but that is another subject.
An old RPG (Fighting Fantasy,written by the guys who founded GW,no less, and based on the FF books, but later an RPG) has distinctive Wizards and Sorcerers. Wizards are pretty similar to the D&D/PF ones, whilst Sorcs draw from their inner-strength,essence and stamina.
Quixotai du Saffronc, my tragically unplayed Cavalier from the PbP boards.
He is a combination of Baron Munchhausen and Don Quixote in temperament, an homage to my favorite video game character in form: the Yellow Knight from Joust.
A long, but (I think) interesting read, if I do say so myself.
Shuriken Nekogami wrote:
I find this highly ironic, as all of your characters (On the PbP/Aliases,etc..) seem to be...er, teenage girls.
Sure, you may be a teenage girl yourself, but somehow I doubt it (Thus, you are RPing a badass Disney Princess! =^><^= ).
Not every Undead wished the state upon themselves...In fact, the majority did not. Nobody says 'Hmm...I sure wish to become a Wraith! Awesome!
A Dispel magic can target ONE of your letters. The DM can't decide that they all go BOOM!
Dispel targets one creature, item or ongoing area effect(Or as a counter-spell).So, yes, it was cheesy (And not legal).
I used to have a Mage/Rogue who would shoot 'message arrows' with little parchments tied to them. Guess what spell went off when you unrolled it...C'Mon, guess. :D
This thread reminds me of that one game where the the Rogue specialized in Pick Pocketing spell components from opposing Wizards...
Not to mention the fun that said Rogue had applying Sovereign glue to the outside of spell component pouches, staffs, wands etc... Makes for an awkward fight when the BBEG Wizard has his hands stuck to his gear.
Adamantine Dragon wrote:
Compound Bow?I think you mean Composite, unless you are playing in one of those odd Campaigns where the centaurs use pulleys on their bows (Cough,Hercules TV series,couch),
While I have seen several interesting ideas, for the most part, this thread is the same old WRONG responses.
Folks are posting bizarre Opinions (As if they were set in Adamantium, and indisputable) about how their view is right, the opposing view is wrong, and doesn't allow for fun/promotes Min/Maxing/ruins their characters.
This thread feels like it belongs in a Politics forum (Please, nobody equate Pt Buy with the GOP, Rolls with the Dems,or vice-versa etc...Ach).
I am almost always the DM in our games (My nickname since '92 or so has been The Eternal GM...), btw.
Honestly, I like both systems (I haven't used Array much, to be honest).
I have played at a lot of tables in my 30 years of RPing, and seen a lot of powerfully-statted characters, as well as some pitifully dice-cursed ones as well. I understand the frustrations of being on one end of a spectrum,or having a concept killed by bad dice rolls. To this end, I go for compromise, and going to lengths to make sure that everyone as my table is having a good time.
In our current game (Kingmaker, almost through Book 5, about 2 years into the Campaign...we should be done, but went on hold for one player's health reasons), I offered both options.
Either 25 Pt Epic Buy or roll 4d6,drop lowest (Re-roll 1s).
The Pt Buy guy died, later used the rolling method for his new character.
My point is: You are all right in your opinion that your preference works for you. However, not everyone plays the same style of game, campaign,characters... They are not wrong simply for liking a different method.
I respect each method, and the passions with which you all espouse your preference, but please try to keep from belittling the preferences of others as Min/maxing, lacking in RP or whatever. I don't like dumping stats down to 7 or lower...but some might enjoy the RP aspect (My group is big on humor). Want to dump a 6 in your Cha? I will make it matter as the DM, trust me. I'm not going to go out of my way to screw you just to 'teach you a lesson;, but it's go come up. I once DMed a half-orc barbarian who had dumped his Cha down to 6 and his Wis to 7 in order to Max his Str/Con. He roleplayed is well, rudely threatening to eat any folks smaller to himself, as well as playing up the hilarious combo of a really crappy Sense Motive, When his goading and 'Tharg eat little faeries' comments (Complete with taking out a loaf of bread and some mustard) drew the ire of a Pixie Caster, while the actual NE character who deserved said ire skated through the situation with his Cha 16 and some inoffensive RPing... The Player laughed and went with it.
As the title says, you are transported through space/time to Golarion.
For example: I love Wizards,but I am not a huge fan of Sorcs.
Paladin? Awesome... Other that I think it would be an incredibly boring outlook, am not a super religious person, and am far too disorganized for LG.
See what I'm getting at?
I'd love to be a Magus,but...I've been playing guitar since I was 15 (I'm 42), tell jokes, stories (I am THE DM in our circle), I write Limericks... Dig up obscure facts and tidbits. I think it's pretty obvious that I'd have to be a Bard.
So let's go Lvl 7, 25 pt buy, normal 23,500GP wealth. I'd love to see what 'You' would become, made real in this wonderful RPG setting.
You that Wiccan/Goth girl in school? Witches actually rock !
Obviously, folks could post their optimal builds, which might happen. I'd be that ridiculous Aasimar Oracle of the Heavens that I played in a recent Planescape game. But, he sure wouldn't have thought like I do, outside of Color Spraying Ice Devils...But if Ron Boggs' essence transferred to Golarion...Gnome Bard. Nope, I'm going to 'non-optimize', because, really...Bard/Magus is what I'd actually WANT to be...And I'm taking Familar as an Arcana, because I'd WANT an awesome talking cat. See what I mean?
I bet you folks can think up some really fun interpretations of 'you'.
Heck, if I see enough great ones, I'll offer to run a 'You are transported to Golarion' game at Gencon (Definate showing), or Paizocon, if I can make it...
I'll stat myself out in a bit. Post the Golarionized You, with gear that you'd actually love to have (Who wouldn't want a Handy Haversack...my fave magic item ever).
I must admit that I don't have the love affair with D&D that many folks here seem to. I am a 'That's finished, now I am going to move along' sort of guy. Other than a bit of nostalgia for a half-dozen monsters (Umber Hulks,Beholders,Githyanki/Githzerei/Mind Flayers,maybe one more...the Cooshee elven dog, I suppose), I really see no reason to even look back to D&D.Well, one...but Greyhawk is long dead at this point.
Golarion is vibrant and fresh. Original and just blossoming. Why would Paizo want to plunk down a sizable amount of cash to, what...republish FR? Boring...
I've never been a fan of the PCs attacking/killing the Gods, but, we are missing something awesome (At least from MY early years of AD&D).
We used to like to have the Gods battle each other.
Anyways, Gods Vs Gods was a lot of fun for 12 year old me.
A 1st Ed Samurai named Hamonrai Hodamayo... Said quickly, it sounds very 'Bad Samurai/Ninja/Anime flick',broke down...it is a bit dry, as sammiches go.
Gnome Illusionist named Ellis Dee...Specialized in Phantasmal Killers. Bad trip, man...His sister was named Phyllis Ibean.
A Dwarf Fighter named Drunkona Barstool, from the much-respected Barstool Clan.
Fave character name ever (From a Micronauts setting homebrew Spacemaster game.
Darkwing Duck wrote:
I stopped playing D&D in 1987...moving on to more rules-heavy games, with more detailed /deadly combat, etc (Rolemaster,Chaosium, etc...).So, my ref is as a 1st Ed player, and Greyhawk stands as the setting that does it for me.
Now, Golarion actually gives me that same fuzzy feeling that Greyhawk did, way back when I was 11-17, and slinging spells as an Elf F/M-U.
I first played a Gnome on a dare. In 1st Ed, the only stat mod was a -1 to Comliness (Once the UA cam out). Someone said 'You'll play anything, huh? Well, play a Gnome.
A few years ago at Gencon (2009 I think), I played in the Iron Player Tourney with a bunch of friends. I played a Gnome Wizard. Specialized in Illusions etc... We got to the BBEG, and (While he was spouting about what he was going to do to us), I hit him with a Phantasmal Killer, in the Surprise Round... DC was 23 or something...he got a 23 with Mods. Then I said 'Oh, I forgot, I'm a GNOME, it's a 24.
I ran an all Dwarf game a few years back (3.5), a family theme.
Rules aside,Gnomes are fun, period. I don't play WoW,so i can't comment on that whole other can of Purple Worms, but everyone that I know who has played a Gnome in recent years was the sort of player that made you laugh at the table. No, they weren't always 'tricksters', or Tinkerers, but they were always fun...Which isn't something that I can say for every Elf, every Dwarf, every anything-else.
Yeah, take your Gnome Hate and shove it XD. The same can be said for hating any other race, and (Honestly), all you have said is 'Ewww, Gnomes look like Troll Dolls!I hate them!'
Oh, all smack-talking aside, I love Gnomes, btw.