Gather element + aura


Kineticist Class

Sczarni

Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Instead of gather an element being just 1 action and using it and having an aura cost 2 actions why not combine the two? Gathering an element causes an aura to occur. Using an element causes the aura to be "spent"

So the aura, rather than actions, is what I'm spending.

I think this is far more interesting than spending actions.


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Verzen wrote:

Instead of gather an element being just 1 action and using it and having an aura cost 2 actions why not combine the two? Gathering an element causes an aura to occur. Using an element causes the aura to be "spent"

So the aura, rather than actions, is what I'm spending.

I think this is far more interesting than spending actions.

No thanks. I like the auras, and don't want them flickering on and off throughout the fight like you're flicking a light switch, or weakened to accommodate overloaded actions. I also would really like to be able to have them continue to persist through an element swap. And, finally, I think many people would like to be able to play without automatically getting an aura for each element.

Sczarni

Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

So you wouldn't like something like..

"Gather element => fire deals 1 damage to everyone within 10 foot emanation until you expend the element. The damage lasts until the beginning of the next turn after you expend it.

Earth would cause difficult terrain.

Wind would cause speed boosts and difficult terrain

Etc etc to simulate gathering elements around me, lashing out violently? I think something like that would be pretty neat.


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The auras are probably the best part of the playtest. Making them a core feature could have some undesirable effects. If tied to gather, would they deactivate once you overflow? It would be easier to get them started but make them inconvenient to continue using.


Verzen wrote:
"Gather element => fire deals 1 damage to everyone within 10 foot emanation until you expend the element.

Are you making a solo kinetisist? How the party should cope with all that?


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Sounds kinda bad design overall

Sczarni

Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber
Errenor wrote:
Verzen wrote:
"Gather element => fire deals 1 damage to everyone within 10 foot emanation until you expend the element.
Are you making a solo kinetisist? How the party should cope with all that?

Literally all auras harm everyone around you in your party or has con to ignore the effects of x party members.

Sczarni

Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber
Martialmasters wrote:
Sounds kinda bad design overall

Literally everything you say is "bad hame design" unless it comes from paizo devs in which you literally grovel at their design concepts no matter how bad it is.

Sczarni

Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber
Martialmasters wrote:
I'm sorry your 30 years of experience hasn't netted you the job yet.

Paizo doesn't pay enough for me lol

Sczarni

Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

A design job is only like 41k.. in Redmond near seattle. Do you know how expensive Seattle is?

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