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    I've been looking at the Prestige Classes in the archives, and find myself liking the concepts but disturbed by the fact that many of them seem ridiculously over-powered.

    For instance, nearly every spellcasting prestige class gains +1 caster level every level in addition to the special powers (every level or two) of the prestige class. War Priest is even worse: +1 caster level every level + special abilities (which make them better military commanders than Fighters&#33 AND the base attack bonus of a fighter! Whoah...

    It is my understanding that prestige classes represent the focus of specialists, not super-powered elites who are better than their equal-level standard class companions. How could a game world, particularly with adventures, keep balanced when options like this are available for the higher-level characters?

    There's been discussion of various prestige classes and/or class variants (for clerics especially) going on in the BRCS forum. I hope that whatever gets proposed is done with an eye toward maintaining some sort of balance with current 3.x standards - not over-powered but not under-powered (or overly limited) either. I think the prestige class ideas in the archives are great; but they could definitely use some tempering and down-to-earth adjustments that don't smack of favoritism.

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    On Sat, 13 Sep 2003, Osprey wrote:

    > I hope that whatever gets proposed is done with an eye toward

    > maintaining some sort of balance with current 3.x standards - not

    > over-powered but not under-powered (or overly limited) either.



    They are. It`s a pain in the ass, because there aren`t any prestige-class

    guidelines from Wizards anywhere, so whenever you want to create one,

    you`re stuck eyeballing it and comparing it to published classes. But

    they`re working on it.



    > I think the prestige class ideas in the archives are great; but they

    > could definitely use some tempering and down-to-earth adjustments that

    > don't smack of favoritism.Osprey



    The prestige classes in the archive are just those sent in to Arjan and

    posted. There`s no oversight on any of them that I know of. They`re fan

    work, and you`re not going to convince anyone to change them really, but

    you`re welcome to create your own and send them in, or just post them on

    the board.



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    Daniel McSorley

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    Moo! Are you happy now? Arjan's Avatar
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    Originally posted by DanMcSorley@Sep 13 2003, 08:13 PM
    On Sat, 13 Sep 2003, Daniel McSorley wrote:

    The prestige classes in the archive are just those sent in to Arjan and posted. There`s no oversight on any of them that I know of. They`re fan work, and you`re not going to convince anyone to change them really, but you`re welcome to create your own and send them in, or just post them on the board.


    Daniel McSorley
    Well actually not even send to me... they were posted through a submit form i made for the "old" birthright.net.

    I removed it when i released the new look and feel.

    I was asked recently by various people to come up with and managable article system (ie content management tool).

    reason for this is that some of the articles submitted need to be revised/altered/removed.

    all the new articles that will be submitted through the upcomming form will be reviewed before they reach the site.
    someone wil then check if the content is according the writing guidelines and fits in the BR world.
    this is NOT to critisize writers or to control content. But this is just to make sure cerilia will stay free from gnomish inventors and 16 elministers, or article about the infinite stairs right under the iron throne.

    i am about 70 percent done, but kinda busy at the moment. I will finish it asap.

    Arjan
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