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  1. Thread: Heartseeker

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    Power Critical is overall equal to Improved...

    Power Critical is overall equal to Improved Critical if you need to roll a 17 to hit. It is better if you need to roll 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, or 23 to hit. Thus, it generally gets better if you use your...
  2. Thread: Heartseeker

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    Not sure why you're bringing up threat range;...

    Not sure why you're bringing up threat range; like vorpal, this effect is only supposed to happen on a nat 20. I don't think I'd allow Power Critical to count towards the confirmation roll in this...
  3. Poll: That would be the rule of entropy. It always...

    That would be the rule of entropy. It always takes more energy to disorganize than to organize something, and all energy will eventually become heat.

    But we're talking game balance here, not the...
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    ... the Birthright battle resolution system was...

    ... the Birthright battle resolution system was designed to be very quick and abstract. Not fully so, but enough that it'd all be over quickly. As opposed to more detailed systems for battle...
  5. Poll: Actually, the cost to destroy a unit of infantry...

    Actually, the cost to destroy a unit of infantry with 'battle magic' should be higher than the cost to muster it in order for the system to approach a semblance of balance. You must also take into...
  6. Poll: 1 GB per spell level is far far too much. Not...

    1 GB per spell level is far far too much. Not even realm spells are anywhere near that cost.

    As for the group of priests or wizards standing together, chanting, then why not simply use the...
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    No, you're quite mistaken. Modern soldiers...

    No, you're quite mistaken. Modern soldiers *don't* stand up and fight in those conditions. They move in small groups, get as much cover as possible, and won't take unnecessary risks. They don't...
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    To be realistic, a fireball would have tremendous...

    To be realistic, a fireball would have tremendous impact on a unit, even if it only killed a fraction of the men. It would outright kill just about anyone that is hit by it, which is unusual in and...
  9. Poll: I voted for the third option, but what I would...

    I voted for the third option, but what I would like to do/see is more akin to the following:

    1. The battle magic system is tossed out. No battle magic, and no ifs, buts, or maybes about it. Just...
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    One thing you may need to remember here is that...

    One thing you may need to remember here is that skill checks don't automatically succeed on a 20. Most people tend to have low Spot modifiers; a 1st-level warrior will, at best, have a +11 modifier...
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    Part of that assumption is circumstantial....

    Part of that assumption is circumstantial. Characters of the same EL are assumed to represent roughly the same threat -- if they are encountered in the proper circumstances. In order to represent the...
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    There are several different layers of balance to...

    There are several different layers of balance to maintain here IMO. Some completely disjointed (so read the items below as if they were separate posts) thoughts follow.

    The cost must be...
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    Poll: In a word: No. Doing this stuff takes a lot of...

    In a word: No.

    Doing this stuff takes a lot of dedication and passion, and I strongly doubt there is anyone around that have the sort of passion and dedication that keeping at this takes.
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    I think some terminology should be rethought or...

    I think some terminology should be rethought or added to clean up some descriptions and make it easier to write new spells. I also don't think a discussion of realm magic should be kept entirely...
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    Poll: I agree with that. I think there's a great deal...

    I agree with that. I think there's a great deal of room within the current rules for making variations, and not allowing for every possble combination or variation.

    In my current campaign (which...
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    Poll: I think I can imagine. I may have been...

    I think I can imagine.

    I may have been misunderstood earlier, though; while I think the class as it stands right now is not good, I also don't think it's a good reason to hold anything up. People...
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    Danigau would be sort of appropriate. At one...

    Danigau would be sort of appropriate. At one point, I was toying with the idea of crafting a prestige class specific to the hereditary position of the Danigs, but found the concept a tad on the...
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    There's a bit of a muck-up in the Mystic Theurge...

    There's a bit of a muck-up in the Mystic Theurge write-up of mine. Which is A. N. Noying as far as errors go.
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    Yes, it does get a lot more abilities than the...

    Yes, it does get a lot more abilities than the Theurge. The Theurge, however, has a lower entry requirement on the divine side, and grants more effective arcane levels. Look at the sample builds I...
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    Oh, the balance is for a minmaxed scenario. Yes,...

    Oh, the balance is for a minmaxed scenario. Yes, the character can gain a 5th-level bonus spell slot -- at 9th level of theurge, or 17th character level -- at the earliest. Not exactly something I'd...
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    Alright, I couldn't sleep, so here's a...

    Alright, I couldn't sleep, so here's a quick-n-dirty demo build. I made three different 12th-level characters: A single-class cleric, an initiate, and a mystic theurge. It may not be quite the best...
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    No, not quite. If the fighter had to take a big...

    No, not quite. If the fighter had to take a big hit first by taking on a poor multiclassing combination and having his BAB reduced by a fair margin, I think your comparison would be more accurate.
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    I definitely like a lot of what you've done. I'll...

    I definitely like a lot of what you've done. I'll take a closer look at it tomorrow. (I think it's important to note that I'm not doggedly opposed to any change; I feel there's quite a few things...
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    Yep. This is true. The thing is, in this...

    Yep.



    This is true. The thing is, in this case, it's not adding to the character's highest-level spell DCs. It's evening out the gap so that some additional low-level spells the character gains...
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    You're sadly mistaken. Mystic Theurge grants...

    You're sadly mistaken. Mystic Theurge grants +10/10 and requires 3/3. This class grants +10/7 and requires 5/3.



    1. Don't get things mixed up here; are you talking +6 caster levels, or +6 to...
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