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    In Monte Cook's new Arcana Unearthed he is...

    In Monte Cook's new Arcana Unearthed he is implementing a spell-template system. One of the templates he mentions is a war spell template. I'm not sure how its going to work, but it could be...
  2. That is really well thought out. Its good to see...

    That is really well thought out. Its good to see world-builders not too afraid of science. :ph34r: <_< :blink:
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    True, wastes skill points is not a good Con for a...

    True, wastes skill points is not a good Con for a skill based system. However, the fact that those are the same points you spend on Jump and Spellcraft, which don't grant powers, is unbalanced. At...
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    I like the idea of a defense score similar to...

    I like the idea of a defense score similar to other systems and would like to see how that would pan out. In fact, I prefer a skill based combat system in coordination to the BAB, but I won't...
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    If a skill based system were to be used, then I...

    If a skill based system were to be used, then I would suggest that skill ranks don't determine a number of powers, but rather the effectiveness of powers. Otherwise, its not similar to other skills...
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    Anything that is used in your campaign should be...

    Anything that is used in your campaign should be altered to fit the style your players play and your own preferences. The idea of a rulebook is to provide a general set of rules that are as near...
  7. Arjan, Perhaps a message board for mapping...

    Arjan,
    Perhaps a message board for mapping Cerilia would be beneficial to the boards. I've noticed a lot of traffic about various mapping questions. Mapping is not really a d20 problem. This...
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    The problem with a skill system is that, while it...

    The problem with a skill system is that, while it is simple, it suffers from strong flaws. A system should not use skills to represent natural ability. Natural ability should enhance skills where...
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    The problem with that idea is that bloodlines...

    The problem with that idea is that bloodlines aren't simple or within the d20 ruleset. They require additional rules, no matter how you deal with them. This is because the d20 rules only allow for...
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    The problem I see with this concept is that...

    The problem I see with this concept is that people are thinking about the setting in a traditional D&D sense. Game balance was based on each character's abilities in comparison with other characters...
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    In Green Ronin's Book of the Righteous, there is...

    In Green Ronin's Book of the Righteous, there is a skill that requires a feat to gain ranks in the skill.

    The skill and Feat are both called Famous. I'm not sure how it works but it seems okay,...
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    It might also be feasible to use training action...

    It might also be feasible to use training action to improve ability scores.
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    Exactly! (The Fourier Transform of White Noise...

    Exactly!

    (The Fourier Transform of White Noise is a horizontal line, thus very easy to solve using the d20 system, now for the wave function of a top quark)

    I skimmed through Mercenaries, but...
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    Somebody could probably make a sourcebook...

    Somebody could probably make a sourcebook detailing all the different things that could be done with a Build action.

    Prestige Buildings (like Wonders from the Civilization games), bridges,...
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    Skills would also work a little differently. A...

    Skills would also work a little differently. A unit would use the skills to perform tasks as a unit. For instance, a medic unit could use the heal skill to reduce casualties or a unit would use its...
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    I'm on a kick where I'm solving all my problems...

    I'm on a kick where I'm solving all my problems using the 3e system (the fourier transform of a white noise function, for instance). One of these problems is mass combat.

    My method is simple. ...
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    This is an interesting idea. True that it needs...

    This is an interesting idea. True that it needs some refinement, for balance sake, but interesting. It also opens up the idea of holding prestige classes, such as covert holdings, fortified...
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    The art on his Birthright material was very...

    The art on his Birthright material was very excellent. It helped set the tone and feeling of the setting. But you all already know that.
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    According to my classes on medieval (and...

    According to my classes on medieval (and pre-medieval) history, a count was a title normally used to refer to a vassal ruler of a city, and was thus most common in Italy. Barons, and their...
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    I'm not sure that you have to forbid certain...

    I'm not sure that you have to forbid certain classes. The divinely powered classes could be outcasts or could worship according to a racial philosophy. The bard, wizard, magician could also be...
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    Everything is bad, from a power gamer view. A...

    Everything is bad, from a power gamer view. A power gamer delights in taking everything and screwing it up for everyone else.
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    How do Khinasi wizards judge each other? Who...

    How do Khinasi wizards judge each other? Who administrates their tests?

    I think its fine if a group of wizards or magicians want to work together, with whatever kind of holdings they want, just...
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    I've noticed that there are a few posts scattered...

    I've noticed that there are a few posts scattered throughout the boards that don't quite seem to fit anywhere. These are about finding BR and other gaming supplements. Perhaps we need a trading post...
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    Nobody should worship The Rock. He's pretty good,...

    Nobody should worship The Rock. He's pretty good, but not worthy of worship. ;)
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    You will join the pbem Shadows of the Blood. ...

    You will join the pbem Shadows of the Blood.

    I am a new DM for Brechtur and Rjurik. This is your chance to get back at me for anything un-nice I may have ever said (have I ever said anything...
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