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04-23-2003, 12:06 AM #1
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For my new campaign where the PCs will be anti-human and try to overthrow
the new human ruler of Tuarhievel, Savane (as per the PS of Tuarhievel),
I`m thinking of changing the BR world a good bit by making elves mostly
druids, rangers, and bards when it comes to spell-casting. Wizards still
exist, but are only those few elves who are very studious and spend more
time with books than out among nature.
The Elven favored class will be Bard to represent most elves dabbling in
lots of things, including magic, song, and dance. Druids will be the elite
healers and magical defenders, while rangers are the elite scouts and
I figured this fit with the elven magic as it is described in the books,
and with the elven view towards magic and nature, than arcane wizards and
My only concern is that I still like the thought that elves prefer the
sorcerer and bardic style of spontaneous casting rather than memorizing
like a wizard or druid. Any ideas on how to convert the druid class to
cast spontaneously like a sorcerer? Since the druid spells are alot less
general purpose like arcance spells, perhaps take the Sorcerer spell per
day and spells known, but allow elven druids to change their spells known
once a month (at a night of a full moon), similar to how human clerics can
change memorized spells once a day (as per their diety). That way if the
elf knows what they are going to be facing in the following month, they
can change their known spells out, and would have the side effect of
encouraging players to take their time when approaching an adventure, as
how elves are described as being.
The rjurik "druids"will actually just be clerics of a nature god (Erik),
with some minor changes to enhance that.
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04-23-2003, 01:30 AM #2
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From: "Adam Theo" <adamtheo@THEORETIC.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 6:24 PM
> My only concern is that I still like the thought that elves prefer
> the sorcerer and bardic style of spontaneous casting rather than
> memorizing like a wizard or druid. Any ideas on how to convert
> the druid class to cast spontaneously like a sorcerer?
IMC, I've found that producing one shot spell storage devices is so cheap, you may as well just make all your spellcasters channelers. Charge them the base cost to scribe a scroll as part of the cost of casting spells, perhaps add a cost in subdual hit points and you are off and running. I figure 10 gp is equivalent to a day searching for material componants. This is work easily delegated to apprentices and trained lackies. Someone with a small entourage can keep the caster stocked with material componants with ease. Componants get expensive around 7th level, but does anyone really have a problem seeing a 15th level caster controlling a network of lackies who collect goodies for the master? This process slows down the number of high level spells per month a character could cast, while leaving lower level spells more or less available. In addition, I also include a caster check for every spell, but I like to slow spellcasting down.
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