Synthesis vs Synthesis


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I hope we can rename the Magus class paths because Synthesis reminds me too much of the Synthesis summoner feat (which I hope becomes a Summoner class path)


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Know Direction made this comment as well, and I can't remember what they suggested. And I agree with it.


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They recommended Amalgamation for the summoner feat.


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I'd rather see Magus as Fusions and leave Summoners with Synthesis.

EDIT: I guess Assimilation could work for Summoners.


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Maybe draw on the 1e nomenclature a bit. Something like Spell Combat Style?


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Maybe the Magus fighting styles could be renamed to Synergies instead? It keeps the whole idea of these being combinations of two different skill sets but changes the name to be distinct from Summoner's Synthesis.


Lightdroplet wrote:
Maybe the Magus fighting styles could be renamed to Synergies instead? It keeps the whole idea of these being combinations of two different skill sets but changes the name to be distinct from Summoner's Synthesis.

While I do like the thought, circumstance bonus and conditional bonus were considered to be too close in the base playtest, so I suspect you'd want to look at a non-S word.


Syn-Thesis.

I love it, sorry.


Magus Mash-ups for added alliterative appeal.


What about Feature Soup? Everybody loves soup!


I think Blends would actually fit.


I admit, that is confusing.

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Cyouni wrote:
Lightdroplet wrote:
Maybe the Magus fighting styles could be renamed to Synergies instead? It keeps the whole idea of these being combinations of two different skill sets but changes the name to be distinct from Summoner's Synthesis.
While I do like the thought, circumstance bonus and conditional bonus were considered to be too close in the base playtest, so I suspect you'd want to look at a non-S word.

Circumstance and Conditional were too confusing because players would often interact with both at the same time. I think it's fine that two separate classes have feat(ure)s that both start with Sy


Counterproposal:

Symbiosis Summoner?


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I'd second Fusion or Synergy.


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Ediwir wrote:
I'd second Fusion or Synergy.

Fusion seems perfect to me.

Assimilation also has a nice ring to it.


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I think summoner should get to keep Synthesis, since that was the 1e term for the archetype too.

Call Magus's effect "Martial Thesis" I think, as a play off the Wizard option.

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Dubious Scholar wrote:

I think summoner should get to keep Synthesis, since that was the 1e term for the archetype too.

Call Magus's effect "Martial Thesis" I think, as a play off the Wizard option.

I can dig Martial Thesis.


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Midnightoker wrote:
Ediwir wrote:
I'd second Fusion or Synergy.

Fusion seems perfect to me.

Assimilation also has a nice ring to it.

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I really like the ring of Martial Thesis. Presuming there's no way of getting it through multiclassing, there's even no way of confusing it with the wizard version.


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How about magus' arcana ?

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Kalaam wrote:
How about magus' arcana ?

Conflicts with the Arcana skill name.


Ferious Thune wrote:
Kalaam wrote:
How about magus' arcana ?
Conflicts with the Arcana skill name.

Dammit. Forgot that it's Arcana in english too.

Uh.. Magus' Spellfencing ?

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If we're doing spell fencing, might as well embrace it.

Spell Waggling.


Oakblade wrote:

If we're doing spell fencing, might as well embrace it.

Spell Waggling.

Spell Wangjangling.

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Oakblade wrote:

If we're doing spell fencing, might as well embrace it.

Spell Waggling.

Maybe "Spell HAVE AT THEE!"


Oakblade wrote:

If we're doing spell fencing, might as well embrace it.

Spell Waggling.

Spell - My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die.

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