This debate could serve as an advertisement for tabletop games where GMs and players (somewhat) effectively collaborate to establish priorities and play styles compared to electronic games which try to be all things to all people. Right now, for example, I'm playing Dragon's Dogma and although all I want to care about is using my bow and daggers (I'm the ranger-type character), I find myself gathering every type of plant because no doubt I will hit a difficulty wall if I don't. Damnit Jim, I'm a sharpshooter, not a pharmacist!
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Post by unclecranky on Mar 13, 2014 14:13:07 GMT -5
But see, that's my point. At least with the right herbs, even if you can't use 'em, you can sell 'em, and having "herbalism" behind your name is useful, even if you're just a sneak-thief. The two-paged, typed, single-spaced bio types are the ones who get on MY nerves. They're afraid of their own shadows (although in fairness to their side, this IS me you're talking to.... see "Item!Item!" or the trap threads to learn what my players have to deal with).
Conan's leadership was mostly intimidation and he wasn't very good because he always seemed to have lost everything between stories.
I guess it depends how it plays out in the new rules. I don't mind a character having a small edge at picking locks but it takes years to become a blacksmith which is time spent not training to be a warrior or wizard so if a character is highly talented at something (not related to their type) what has to give to make the time up?
I can see it easily with Rogues but not Warriors and Wizards.
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Post by unclecranky on Mar 29, 2014 1:28:00 GMT -5
(casts "call kitten" [level 1 homebrew spell, summons one kitten per caster level around feet of foe for 1 ct, power-up doubles # of kittens OR duration] Powered up to Level 5 -twice double duration, thrice doubled kittens - at Zanshin) Take THAT, you friend! heehee.