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    I have used Laela Flaertes of Tuornen as a major...

    I have used Laela Flaertes of Tuornen as a major bardic regent who establishes a bardic college and university in Haesrien.

    Bardic magic and operatives are CRAZY powerful if used carefully in...
  2. Thread: Magician spells

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    The BRCS Scion classes were all redone for 3.5. A...

    The BRCS Scion classes were all redone for 3.5. A few features were added to each, and some rebalancing was done IIRC.
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    I think proper credit for the 3.0 BRCS goes...

    I think proper credit for the 3.0 BRCS goes chiefly to Travis Doom, who was the principle author of that document.

    The BRCS 3.5 project used that conversion as the basis for the 3.5 update. As...
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    I wrote most of the Magician class for the 3.5...

    I wrote most of the Magician class for the 3.5 BRCS, but in truth I have always been unhappy with it. To me the Magician just feels like a watered-down and colorless version of the Bard class, with...
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    In 3.5, Two-Weapon Defense and its chain...

    In 3.5, Two-Weapon Defense and its chain (Improved and Greater 2WD) came out in Complete Warrior, the 1st class supplement published for that series.

    Pathfinder also uses 2-weapon defense, but...
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    It's a little sad that Rjurik bards get typecast...

    It's a little sad that Rjurik bards get typecast as skalds - who are typically orators but not musicians (as I understand). Skalds are neat but seem very narrow in traditional focus.

    You can...
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    LOL OK this is my bad..in my mind Domain Spell...

    LOL OK this is my bad..in my mind Domain Spell and Realm Spell were blending together!

    Although I do think that last sentence is what confused me:


    Maybe deleting the last sentence, or...
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    Ruornil's Gift seems to have an error in the...

    Ruornil's Gift seems to have an error in the spell description...what does this have to do with a domain spell slot for a Magician spell?!?

    Ruornil's Gift
    Transmutation
    Level: Spell 1, 2, 3, 4,...
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    So...why doesn't the Contest action convert...

    So...why doesn't the Contest action convert holdings from one ruler to another in a single domain action if that is the intent?

    Or are you stating here that this is what you wish the Contest...
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    I like your 1st option a lot better. Presumably...

    I like your 1st option a lot better. Presumably hidden holdings are far harder to create, rule up, and keep operating at higher than level 0 without getting noticed (+20 DC to Create and Rule secret...
  11. Thread: Huskarl

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    Yeah I just know Hastings a little better in that...

    Yeah I just know Hastings a little better in that the shield wall was extremely resilient against both cavalry charges and endless arrow volleys. However, an unlucky arrow through the eye for the...
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    I just looked them up on page 6 of Ch 6 in the...

    I just looked them up on page 6 of Ch 6 in the BRCS, where Rjurik Housecarls are just Veteran Medium Infantry (3 GB). That's a bit of a letdown. I guess they figure they are only wearing medium chain...
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    With BRCS rules a Huskarl unit would almost...

    With BRCS rules a Huskarl unit would almost certainly be Veteran Heavy Infantry with Shield Training (shield wall formation) as the default unit.

    This would still allow for 6 GB elite versions...
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    As a regent I would far rather have secret guild...

    As a regent I would far rather have secret guild holdings with levels than a spy network. The former generate income and could even anchor a trade route (can secret guilds create a secret smuggling...
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    Ilien is an open coastal province (max level 10)...

    Ilien is an open coastal province (max level 10) with a Forest minor terrain feature (the province supports 1 forest trade route, the rest must be open terrain from Ilien).

    Going by PS...
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    I always play it (as a DM) that many regents want...

    I always play it (as a DM) that many regents want full control of their Law for control when needed (like keeping out bandits and dickish neighbors), but aggressive Law Collections are actually rare...
  17. As I am running a PF BR game right now, I was...

    As I am running a PF BR game right now, I was curious how these tweaks from BRCS match up with others playing Birthright with Pathfinder rules:

    1. Diplomacy now includes the Lead skill.
    2. I kept...
  18. Thread: Running Alamie

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    . I just think being a known evil regent would...

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    I just think being a known evil regent would create so many do-gooder enemies, most especially almost every paladin in Anuire except maybe Avani's, and most good-aligned clerics too. It would...
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    I have been running a solo Pathfinder Birthright...

    I have been running a solo Pathfinder Birthright game for a PC who is the Paladin regent of the Militant Order of Cuiraecen (Mhoried, Ghoere, Tuornen, Imp City).
    In this game, Laela Flaertes (1/2...
  20. Thread: Running Alamie

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    So it appears you are using original 2nd edition...

    So it appears you are using original 2nd edition AD&D...

    I can't remember anymore, but does your amulet convey absolute proof against all divination magic on the wearer? If so that is extremely...
  21. I have run Birthright with the Pathfinder rules,...

    I have run Birthright with the Pathfinder rules, although I am not an expert with the Mythic rules, have only browsed them.

    My 1st real BR campaign was using the BRCS rules with 3.5e D&D. It was...
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    I think your response better answers this...

    I think your response better answers this question:
    "Why hasn't the Gorgon ascended to godhood already?"

    After Deismaar and the catastrophic death of the old gods, the new generation of gods...
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    Doyle's answer (capital province level =...

    Doyle's answer (capital province level = provincial fortification level) is a good default standard. That's what has always made sense to me.


    I don't look at gross income -what I believe you...
  24. Thread: Dwarven Clerics

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    Hi Audric, While not of direct relation to...

    Hi Audric,

    While not of direct relation to your questions, I had to tell you: Audric Eriksson is the name of one of my core NPC's (Rjurik mage-in-exile, now replacing the Eyeless One as the source...
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    got it now -VERY nice work! It is great to have...

    got it now -VERY nice work! It is great to have such a resource available. Methinks they should use your map for the Atlas. :)
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