How would you describe an all-encompasing O-yoroi-like fantasy armor on a character sheet, BBT?
We have things like Hellknight Plate.
So, maybe "Dragon Armor", named after the Dragon empires, or go for "Azlanti Great Armor".
I would take region of origin in Golarion, and go from there.
Maybe "Numerian Riding Plate".
Find what fits your backstory, and feel.
I am trying to sum up what RD is saying his group is telling him.
This does not contain any opinions of mine, except my opinion on what I believe he is saying his group is telling him.
Friend of the Dork wrote:
No need to crap fire ants.
Both are valid suggestions, of ways Re-flavoring game mechanics.
Sometimes, we try too hard to equate something in a fantasy setting, to something in the real world.
It's understandable, but we need to allow ourselves some leeway, and accept that some things will simply not be equatable, at least, not wholly, and remain mostly fantastical.
Raith Shadar wrote:
Now, I feel the need to create a number of healing builds.
It is kind of weird that your fellow gamers are so stuck on these old cliche' roles for classes.
Playing Pathfinder, for at least a little while, they should know now, those don't apply anymore.
Rogues are not the sneakiest, or the best equipped to deal with traps.
Wizards don't make the best Fighters through polymorph spells.
Prestige Classes are not the only path to strong PCs.
Things have changed.
Imho, healing is one thing 4E handled pretty well. Made it have limits, but it was easier and generally more effective to do in combat. Avoided a lot of this kind of problem.
Don't do that.
I was having a good day.
Don't bring up 4E.
I have a friend like that. He now asks women to kick him in the groin.
Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan wrote:
You say these class combos are unbalanced?
The burden of proof is upon you.
Also, two of those examples are doable, and records show, they suck.
I meant, when Red/Blue/Green came out.
I know those beyond college student age obsessed with it, along with one's you mention, and younger. A number of them are my friends.
I seem to have a very wide variety of friends of different ages.
Ah.I was one of those annoying kids, so to speak, and have played through every one since Red/Blue/Green.
By the way, the newest ones are designed to be way less grindy.
Not sure why you would hate Nintendo as a whole though.
Pokemon, the cartoon, or the game?
For me, there are five great loves in my life.
Johnny Cash, Black Coffee, Pokemon, Pathfinder, and something else that is too NSFW to mention here.
Matthew Downie wrote:
Then, as I asked earlier, are we talking about Barbarian, the class, or Barbarian, the concept?
Mysterious Stranger wrote:
I was noting the difference in our stance on views of a specific class.
I should have been clearer.
It's just an example of unwritten rules use.
That is the realm of a DM, in his home game.
It's covered by rule zero, which applies to the DM currently running said game.
It's works that way, and should stay that way.
James Risner wrote:
Actually, there was eventual snarkieness.
Even agreeing with you, does not disprove my statement.
Yes, the reaction borders on the irrational.
My reaction is not irrational.
Even with a FAQ I did not agree with, I would grumble, but accept.
Only when using unwritten rules, to slide past an errata, do I find it repugnant.
Also, the said FAQ references two-handed weapons, which we have established Longbows are not.
If they wanted errata, they should have done so.
It should be noted that SKR supported two-weapon fighting with a greatsword, and the Boot Blade, Barbazu Beard, or Sea Knife.
Just not Armor Spikes and Unarmed Strikes.
Also, getting more than x1.5 strength to damage, in total, is totally doable at first level, in number of mundane ways, that require no "rules finangling".
Two-weapon fighting with a Longbow doesn't even break this unwritten "no more than x1.5" rule.
It's a terrible idea, as the penalties are massive, but it's doable.
You can't throw the ridiculous, and lazy "cheese" label on a poor choice, without making a fool of yourself.
James Risner wrote:
No, it was quoted, by multiple Developers, that the FAQ was not supported by RAW, but unwritten rules.
I cannot make a narrow reading, of something that does not exist.