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Cerberus Seven wrote:If they're specced for it, is a martial of extraordinary skill and power striking people 50 ft. away with a sharp blastwave from his sword-swing really that magical and non-fighter-type-appropriate?
Also, does it change people's opinion if you call it a super Spring Attack and don't describe it as a "blastwave"?
Mechanically, assume they both have an effective range of 30 ft., require both line of sight and line of effect, require an attack roll, and deal normal weapon damage. In one case, we give it an (Ex) tag and say the fighter is rushing forward in a charge (jumping over pits or caltrops or whatever in the way), attacking, and then retreating back to his initial position. In the other case, we describe it as a video game shockwave.
What amazes me is that, if you pitch it the first way, a lot of people will nod and say, "yes, that's reasonable." If you point out the second description, they not only yell "NO WAY!!!11!", but they actively change their mind and won't let you use the first description, either.