One of the transition options is "select back issues" - apparently to be decided upon later. What does this mean exactly? Which back issues are we talking about?
I have had subscriptions to Dungeon and Dragon for many years, so I don't need any recent back issues, but I might want some of the older ones if they are being offered. The other part of it is that I just re-subscribed to both magazines for three-year stints, so after receiving all the remaining new issues of both magazines, I have 51 issues worth of credit here.
Are there going to be 51 different back issues available to me? Do they predate the Paizo era?
My thinking is that I've set aside this money for Dungeon and Dragon magazines and I'd rather it go to that. The completionist in me would love to fill in some gaps in my collection, particularly in the early years. I can pick up a subscription to Pathfinder, if I decide to, seperately. But I don't want to be stuck getting duplicate back issues just because that's what my "selection" is limited to.
I guess what I need to know is, what do you mean by "select back issues" and will I know what the selections availble are in time to make a decision on transitioning to those or Pathfinder?
+1 CL at 8/10 levels(not 1st or 6th), full BAB, good fort save, 1 manuever every other level, 1 stance every third level, and then some class abilities that dovetail nicely with what a duskblade is already trying to do.
For example, the first one allows you to sacrifice an arcane spell slot to for +4/+Xd10 to your next melee attack. (X = the level of the spell you've given up.) Others allow you to follow a successful martial strike attack with a spell that gets free metamagic effect. So if you make a sucessful martial strike, your next spell is quickened or empowered.
So you you could quick cast True Strike make a martial strike (like Shadow Garrote, a 5d6 ranged touch attack) and follow that up with a quick cast free Empowered Shocking Grasp delivered via sword.
They dovetail well flavorwise, too.
I agree. The best thing for a duskblade is probably more duskblade. One idea I'm working on now is a Duskblade 9/Swordsage1/Jade Phoenix Mage 10. The Duskblade and JPM seem well-matched and (unless you want to spend feats on it) you need the Swordsage to give you the prerequisites for JPM.
Anyone else think this is a cool idea? Am I off my rocker? I could post more of a build if you're interested.
Mike Griffith wrote:
I'd also be interested in the answer to this question. I'd like to put off renewing for another month or two, but I don't want to miss the opportunity to get in on the current subscription rates. Any idea when the cut-off will be?
Indeed. Here's a decent (very abbreviated) look at the history. The use you noted Marc does seem to be an urban legend, albeit one that dates back over a hundred years.
But I'd like to add my thanks for your efforts in taking on the foolish summary erroneously, and spuriously, linking D&D to goths. That was just ignorant on their part - and very nice work on yours.
They're not going to be able to get all those kids together. I mean, the logistics of the thing is impossible, more trouble than it's worth! You should reorganize. ;)
I'd like to live in Healer's town, and I wish I could live two days for everyone else's one. Like every midnight between 12:00 and 12:01, I could live an extra 24 hours. (This is just a crazy idea off the top of my head; don't ask me how it works.)
I guess that's better than H1: Bloodstone Pass.
Otherwise, I agree with what Lilith said.
Bill Lumberg wrote:
Right, it's in the sidebar on p.35 of Dungeon 120. My wife, being a longtime long hair wearer, thought this was an awesome idea. I assume she meant for her character - at least I hope she did.
D&D is very educational, especially for interesting vocabulary. I knew this one, though. My parents had a triptych hanging in the living room for years, but I probably learned the word somewhere else - a fantasy, sci-fi, or RPG book of some sort I'm sure. I've seen it since then usually just referring to things made of three parts. It literally means "three fold", so I guess that's appropriate.