Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Site Moderator geeman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    California, USA
    Posts
    2,178
    Downloads
    4
    Uploads
    7
    Several folks expressed the opinion that there should be no new derivations
    added to the Elemental Control blood ability, so I`m sure the same folks
    will have the same objection to the following question.

    The Travel blood ability grants a limited form of teleportation to all the
    derivations except Anduiras and Reynir. All those teleportation effects
    are limited by special conditions under which it operates; walk into a
    fire, moonrise/moonset, etc. If we were to have Travel effects for
    Anduiras and Reynir what might they be? How might a scion of either of
    those derivations activate his ability to teleport?

    Gary

    ************************************************** **************************
    The Birthright Homepage: http://www.birthright.net
    Birthright-l Archives: http://oracle.wizards.com/archives/birthright-l.html
    To unsubscribe, send email to LISTSERV@ORACLE.WIZARDS.COM
    with UNSUB BIRTHRIGHT-L in the body of the message.

  2. #2
    Senior Member ryancaveney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Manassas, VA
    Posts
    761
    Downloads
    2
    Uploads
    0
    On Sun, 30 Mar 2003, Gary wrote:

    > If we were to have Travel effects for Anduiras and Reynir what might
    > they be? How might a scion of either of those derivations activate
    > his ability to teleport?

    The obvious answer for Reynir is to walk into a tree and pop out of
    another, similar tree somewhere else. Existing (A)D&D spells suggesting a
    mechanic for this are: 3e, 5th-level Druid spell Tree Stride; 2e, combine
    5th-level Pass Plant and 6th-level Transport via Plants. The restrictions
    of finding trees at least as big around as you are and having to travel
    only between trees of the same species should help; for example, you could
    easily travel from Boeruine to Cariele or Aerenwe, but not to Lutkhovsky
    or Hogunmark (wrong trees) or Ghoere or Ariya (no trees big enough).

    Anduiras uses air, and air is everywhere, so it`s a bit too easy as is --
    we need some sort of restriction. Noting that Basaia scions must step
    into a roaring bonfire, and that Anduiras is the god of courage as well as
    air, his must look at least as scary, or even moreso. I suggest jumping
    off a cliff, tower, flying dragon, etc, and then landing softly somewhere
    else you might similarly have fallen to from a great height. Just as with
    the Basaia Travel ability, the scion is protected, but anyone else
    accompanying him/her had better be protected by Feather Fall or Fly or
    face serious falling damage. It seems a bit Hitchhikery (the secret to
    flight is to fall while forgetting to hit the ground), but it could work;
    in terms of story value, it is excellent for dramatic escapes. Again, the
    requirement of height variation makes it restricted in scope: it`s no good
    for getting to or from the plains, except between towns and castles. To
    tighten the restriction, increase the required height: e.g., make it so
    only a fall of at least 50 or 100 or 200 feet can enable Travel -- note
    that if you guess wrong, and the fall is shorter than you thought, it
    could get ugly; alternately, you`d still be safe by virtue of the "the
    scion isn`t harmed" clause (copied from the Basaia version of the
    ability), but it would use up one of your Travels for the week with just a
    Feather Fall effect instead of a Teleport effect, which seems mostly fair.


    Ryan Caveney

    ************************************************** **************************
    The Birthright Homepage: http://www.birthright.net
    Birthright-l Archives: http://oracle.wizards.com/archives/birthright-l.html
    To unsubscribe, send email to LISTSERV@ORACLE.WIZARDS.COM
    with UNSUB BIRTHRIGHT-L in the body of the message.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    317
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    At 05:45 AM 3/30/2003 -0800, you wrote:
    >Several folks expressed the opinion that there should be no new derivations
    >added to the Elemental Control blood ability, so I`m sure the same folks
    >will have the same objection to the following question.
    >
    >The Travel blood ability grants a limited form of teleportation to all the
    >derivations except Anduiras and Reynir. All those teleportation effects
    >are limited by special conditions under which it operates; walk into a
    >fire, moonrise/moonset, etc. If we were to have Travel effects for
    >Anduiras and Reynir what might they be? How might a scion of either of
    >those derivations activate his ability to teleport?
    >
    >Gary

    Anduiras` travel might be as simple as the ability to fly. But since it
    doesn`t involve instantaneous translocation, I`d call it "Flight" instead
    of "Travel."

    ************************************************** **************************
    The Birthright Homepage: http://www.birthright.net
    Birthright-l Archives: http://oracle.wizards.com/archives/birthright-l.html
    To unsubscribe, send email to LISTSERV@ORACLE.WIZARDS.COM
    with UNSUB BIRTHRIGHT-L in the body of the message.

  4. #4
    > From: Gary <geeman@SOFTHOME.NET>
    > The Travel blood ability grants a limited form of teleportation to all the derivations except Anduiras and Reynir. <<<SNIP>> If we were to have Travel effects for
    Anduiras and Reynir what might they be?

    I like the suggestion of jumping from a cliff, but my first thought was a little more macob - they can only travel to the burial sites of dead kings. You could limit it further to be only sites that they are aware of.

    Eosin

    ************************************************** **************************
    The Birthright Homepage: http://www.birthright.net
    Birthright-l Archives: http://oracle.wizards.com/archives/birthright-l.html
    To unsubscribe, send email to LISTSERV@ORACLE.WIZARDS.COM
    with UNSUB BIRTHRIGHT-L in the body of the message.
    Hello, I guess I gotta have a sig.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
BIRTHRIGHT, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, D&D, the BIRTHRIGHT logo, and the D&D logo are trademarks owned by Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and are used by permission. ©2002-2010 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.