Guy Humual wrote:
I'm in favor of this. Let each race have at least two favored classes (but I wouldn't let that HP bonus stack).
We talked a bit about this idea in the Gnomes Favored Class Thread (In General Discussion, I believe).
My suggestions ...
That all being said maybe it should be one of the "four core" classes and one that's from the expanded class list.
See for me, I'm suggesting that this change means you don't have to worry about getting them back -- you can throw them at fleeing foes, across gorges, and opponents can't use your magic items on you after you unload on them! Plus this change means you can very well pick up "reloads" without a major expenditure -- the weapons aren't magic, the "quiver" is. Heck, I'd even take this change if you had to buy Masterwork Ammo to get it to work.
POINT NUMBER ONE -- Halflings. I love them. Beyond humans, they are the race I play the most. Heck, my EN World handle is Mighty Halfling.
POINT NUMBER TWO -- Since we haven't seen a weapons chapter yet, let suggest this to you: Make a bunch of the thrown weapons qualify as Ammo, rather than individual items. This helps A LOT when you're buying magic items and helps counter the "you attack by unarming yourself?" theory. By making darts, throwing knives (not daggers) and shuriken ammo, you help a lot with "restocking fees." Perhaps you can make the sheaths/cases/straps that house these weapons the magicked item, and the "holder" simply charges the item.
OK, I know this has been a D&D troupe for years, but why are Dwarves associated with axes? If they're "miner folk" than have them adapt their common tools for their primary weapons -- The Hammer and the Pick.
Leave the axe for the half-orcs and the humans! They're the ones that like chopping things down!
DRUID, make the gnome favored class be a druid.
Or at the very least, give the gnome have to favored classes -- Druid and Bard to appeal to the two main drives of the Pathfinder race.
But what about their passion for devices? That's not very Nature-y or very Bardish. I think that's what tripped WotC up with building the Gnome for 4e. That's an aspect more appropriate for Dwarves, if you ask me.
Mostly from ENworld.org. Erik Mona has stated there that Pathfinder and their module series are doing quite well for them.EN Publishing has had a very steep drop in sales since the 4e announcement. "Morrus" (his EN World username) runs all of their publishing efforts and cited an 80% drop. He's also said that he's talked with other publishers who've had a similar issue.
Additionally, I work/worked as a line editor on EN Publishing's Faction Folio series. I know the figures (but can't divulge them), and there is indeed a big difference.
Of course, other factors could be at play, but most publishers point to steady sales before the 4e announcement and then a near dead-stop after.
... And let me clarify that this is all forum chatter, I have no numbers of my own except Faction Folio's.
That's the $20,000 question.In all seriousness, I wish I had the resources (and time) to publish on my own. At this time in the market, d20 3.5e is pretty dead sales-wise. Paizo is still reporting decent sales, but everyone else is watching their sales drop like a Stone Golem in the Elemental Plane of Air.
I think the best thing for RPG writers to do is to weather the storm in non-d20 lines until the GSL kicks in. Even then, it's not entirely clear how lenient/flexible the GSL will be compared to the OGL.
The OGL was a desktop publisher's dream come true. The GSL doesn't appear to be.
I built a kick-butt halfling druid who pretty much focused all his "oompf" on the first-level spell Produce Flame.
I wrote "The Buzz on the Bridge" from Dungeon 110 to be a "side trek"/fill-in adventure for low-level play.
I was a little disappointed when the "side trek" category was ousted from the magazine. There were so many interesting little adventures to tell.
Greg V wrote:
Because they supposedly came from the old TSR intellect whole cloth with no independent basis in myth, folklore, literature, etc. Heck even the rust monster was based off an old propeller-tailed plastic figurine (I actually had one that came with a set of dinosaur figures when I was about six, sigh for the old days, though I don't know exactly what type of dinosaur they were trying to depict.) I guess all the SRD monsters have roots elsewhere.
I had those! I always thought that the makers of the plastic monsters looked at the Monster Manual, not the other way around.As I remember the pack, there was a Rust Monster, a Shambling Mound, a Naga, a few different winged Demons and a couple of Men-at-Arms.
Over the years, I've looked for them on eBay and found one partial set.
I remember back in the 1980s during the "funny era" of DC Comics' Justice League when someone wrote in a similar request.
Thanks for the votes for King Bog!
I'm actually the line manager/editor for EN World's upcoming series called Faction Folio. I inherited those duties from another person who dropped out.
Hey, you're a poster over at the Atomic Thinktank, aren't you? (I think you helped me build a character once!)
Thank you for mentioning that. Looking back at my letter now, I do go a little overboard. I think saying "I'm a Christian" would have been just fine. In the context of my complaint, what difference does it make how often I attend church?
I did indeed cut the image off my cover. And, as you suggest, it didn't particularly feel like the most sane thing to do when I was doing it. What was this? An art project?And what would my one little action do after all? I certainly didn't expect a wave of support from the D&D community on this. (And I'm not baiting for comments there)
Still, it's what I felt was right for my particular household. I didn't want to have to enter into yet another argument with my wife over my hobby. I love her. I enjoy my hobby immensely. I need to avoid conflict between the two whenever possible. The image on Dungeon No. 140's cover would be immediately recognizeable by her (and anyone else) as a archetypical devil, which would indeed upset her. I personally can handle all the D&D demons and devils Paizo has to offer. My wife, however, is not so accepting, so why bother giving myself grief?
Please keep your religious beliefs out of my game. I don't take my game to Church, so why take the Church to my game. It won't make you a poorer Christian.
There are certainly different types of Christianity. My brand suggests that you should consider the impact of everything you do on your spiritual life. Yours, of course, may be different and I respect that.
I'm sure that John, Jim, and all the other conservative Christians would join the rest of us in a resounding "Hell No!" if an islamic gamer called on Dungeon to cover all the women in their illustrations in an abaya or abstained from showing pigs in a rural scene.
I certainly would respect their complaint, which is exactly what the Paizo staff has done for me, and I thank them for that.A few other points ...
You definitely want to hold off writing anything, especially when it uses WotC-exclusive elements, otherwise you can't sell it to anyone but Paizo or WotC, and the chances of that, given the limited number of available adventure slots in Dungeon and WotC modules, is slim. Time is very valuable to a free-lance worker and you shouldn't waste it on a idea that may not garner any interest.
Yes, they redraw them, but not much.
I've had the same problem too. Statted villains run by the DM can't match four independently thinking adventurers unless they have an escape route.
I disagree with the "it's only a cantrip" thought. Sure, it's not an attack spell, but it is putting two opposed elements together. The cleric obviously was in no position to do anything else to help. Let the player give it a whirl.
I like your solution, Fake Healer, but I'm not sure I would have thought of it in the heat of the moment.
Well, I'm not entirely sure. Holiday Essentials seemed to leap into his mind quite recently. We've been working on our project (City Essentials) since I wrote this article (http://www.roleplayingtips.com/readissue.php?number=141) for his roleplayingtips.com several years ago.
Great Green God wrote:
Yep, I had a few proposals rejected earlier this year and then I moved which took a lot of time away from my creative work.I've got another two proposals waiting to clear the render. ><crosses fingers><
I just "co-wrote" an e-book with Johnn Four, which you can read about here: http://rpgobjects.com/index.php?page=pro&product_id=225
(I put "co-wrote" in quotes here because I did very little work on it.)
Johnn and I have been working on a project for city adventures for several years now. He's expecting the first part of which should be ready sometime soon. On this city project, I did a lot more writing (something like 65,000 words in total)