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  1. Thread: Battle Elves

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    WOW. Tons of good discussin here since last I...

    WOW. Tons of good discussin here since last I visited.

    The BR rules systems, as I see them, try to capture a huge variety of possible in-game realities with the a relatively few abstractions. I...
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    Conjurer and Irdeg, do either of you ever have...

    Conjurer and Irdeg, do either of you ever have anyone other than the PC's have class levels? Do either of you recognize higher level NPC's among the general populace?

    I bet you do, and if so, how...
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    I didn't even mention age in that quote, just an...

    I didn't even mention age in that quote, just an arbitrary assessment of a way to measure the difference between elves and humans. Yes, that has something to do with elven longevity and thus the...
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    Because most people here like to argue :) ...

    Because most people here like to argue :)

    And also because one of the beauties of this site is that we establish decent consenses and some rules alternatives for the benefit of anyone who wants...
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    Irdeggman, D&D wasn't designed for realm level...

    Irdeggman, D&D wasn't designed for realm level play where we're trying to get a grasp on demographics. All BR rules are an expansion on D&D because it couldn't handle the type of game BR represents....
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    Irdeggman, I don't think anyone is suggesting...

    Irdeggman, I don't think anyone is suggesting that age be the strict determinant of level, so there's obviously no problem with younger folk having higher levels based on what they've done in their...
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    Irdeggman, I don't understand why you have a...

    Irdeggman, I don't understand why you have a problem applying the D&D concept of levels to the wider circle of a demographic, realm-level game situation.

    D&D classes and the explanation of...
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    Well, humans still have the advantage as you've...

    Well, humans still have the advantage as you've outlined in various ways with large, dense formations outnumbering the elves, because the elves just can't fight a pitched battle against humans,...
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    Kgauck, thanks for the update on Anuirean...

    Kgauck, thanks for the update on Anuirean shortbows.

    If the elves are using Sleep, I don't there are are likely to be anyone left in a unit that gets attacked to wake them up. Using your...
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    How is tearing someone's soul free from their...

    How is tearing someone's soul free from their body and trapping it in a gem while you traipse around in possession of their skin not necromantic?

    You're separating the life force from a body,...
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    This all depends on how far you want to take D&D...

    This all depends on how far you want to take D&D player rules into combat and demographics.

    For instance, if you want to really stick with the rules, then 4 minutes is plenty long, especially if...
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    Your explanations, Kgauck, continue to show how...

    Your explanations, Kgauck, continue to show how humans can have driven elves back despite elven supremacy in most military engagements.

    Geeman, I disagree that elves would use Magic Jar. It's...
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    Kgauck, I like much of what you said, but...

    Kgauck, I like much of what you said, but disagree that wizards shouldn't be any more effective against a fortress than fighters. Just like you pointed out later about different roles, wizards are...
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    Good discussion. In game terms, I think elven...

    Good discussion.

    In game terms, I think elven forests can easily be represented as providing fortification to the elves naturally. In fact, a good way to represent elven near-omniscience,...
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