I've always enjoyed lurking in the Recruitment section and latching on to knew PbPs to follow, and I recently decided I wanted to play in some myself, but I have noticed that lately the posting of new recruitments has really slowed down. Is it because of the announcement of second edition or did the slump happen before that?
Most tables I have played at have some crazy stat generation method chosen by the GM anyway. If we are talking PFS then I really think the time to get across issues with the point buy is when we have actually played with them during the playtest instead of when we have some vague and incomplete impression about it from the blog.
Tarik Blackhands wrote:
I think that's pretty standard for fantasy settings. An understanding of numbers and casualties is not the strong suit of fantasy writers.
Plus those Elves are the youngest of the races, created by gods that thought they could do better. They failed miserably. IK is a great setting.
That is an unbelievably flat bonus distribution. One would think there might be slightly more difference between someone untrained and a legend.
How about the fact that they can take feats that will completely change how they can use those skills? Plus you can't just ignore that ability score bonuses will still make a difference.
Lady Firebird wrote:
A+ post. I love the idea too and can't wait to make the most Elven Elf imaginable. Combined with the fact that class feats are supposed to let martial characters do incredible things that seem supernatural/magical and... Well I am going to do my best to make Glorfindel.
Charabdos, The Tidal King wrote:
No? Current PF is half + 1. So 5 for Clerics, 6 for Fighters, 7 for Barbarians etc.
More than anything I want a martial class focused on leadership, comradery, and tactical acumen. A Cavalier without a mounted focus or a 4E Warlord type of class. The person you follow into the breach.
After that I would say Kineticist, Witch, Oracle, Magus, Bloodrager, Inquistor, Investigator, Summoner and a base class Dragon Disciple.