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by reoiv
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scholars are hilariously powerful
Replies: 48
Views: 6604

superc0ntra wrote: No,No and No.
I'm talking about when one player abuses the system and takes the fun out of playing from the rest
:roll: So logically you kill off people half ass playing their character and just socializing when everyone else is really playing and giving it their all?
by reoiv
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: High Living
Replies: 20
Views: 3599

For exactly the same reason that first world governments are extremely reluctant to pay ransoms nowadays: once people get the idea that you will meekly pay vast sums of money whenever you kidnap their relatives, they will kidnap them every week. People pay ransoms all the time, and they did it even...
by reoiv
Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scholars are hilariously powerful
Replies: 48
Views: 6604

So it's possible to do it. So what? If the players start abusing flaws in the system I just kill them. As a GM the best you can do is just kill your players? Do you kill the players if they don't take your adventure hooks? Do you kill them if they find inventive ways around your story lines and plo...
by reoiv
Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: High Living
Replies: 20
Views: 3599

Are you really trying to claim that money is the only possible reason to adventure? Invade their country, kidnap their family, dump them in a wilderness, shipwreck them, blackmail them into doing something. Send them after knowledge, or political advantage, or to protect their people from a monster...
by reoiv
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: High Living
Replies: 20
Views: 3599

So for those of you against High Living how exactly do you get people to adventure as a GM? What is the incentive to keep playing a character once you have amassed a huge fortune? More fortune? Why not just make an Aquilonian Rogue or Scholar with 18 int and give them the following feats at first le...
by reoiv
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: High Living
Replies: 20
Views: 3599

The book plainly says EVERY WEEK, ALL CHARACTERS WILL SPEND A MINIMUM OF 50% OF THEIR CURRENT WEALTH ON HIGH LIVING, IF THAT WEALTH IS CURRENTLY OVER 50 SILVER PIECES. And as a GM I enforce it. There is little to no reason to allow players to save up money as the next adventure they could quite lite...
by reoiv
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Opportunistic Sacrifice+Indirect Sorcery
Replies: 23
Views: 3471

Sadly if legions of the dead and raise dead can only raise 19 hp Risen Dead, any barbarian worth their salt will just great cleave their way to freedom quite easily. The idea that a scholar could kill anyone higher than 5th level with a ton of zombies is laughable. They need a better undead minion s...
by reoiv
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: High Living
Replies: 20
Views: 3599

I like the High Living Rule. It lets you keep the adventurers poor as dirt very very easily.
by reoiv
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scholars are hilariously powerful
Replies: 48
Views: 6604

I kind of like the idea of scholars not wearing armor, as in every story about wizards etc they usually aren't armored up at all and are quite easy to kill if you can get through their minions, defenses, traps etc. That said in the original Conan movie it shows Tulsa Doom get off his horse, entrance...
by reoiv
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scholars are hilariously powerful
Replies: 48
Views: 6604

Barding? You are never going to get plate barding big enough to protect a Dragon. And if you did, how the hell would you carry it when you WEREN'T a dragon? That is why you use your extra points from being a scholar in craft (armor smith) and craft (weapons smith) The small amount of time you aren'...
by reoiv
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scholars are hilariously powerful
Replies: 48
Views: 6604

What I am doing here is explaning to reoiv that DR 15 in not great when competing with a professional Fighter, or for that matter, one who uses finesse, not one standing there waiting for a Sorcerer to kill him Spectator, also, Sorcerer cannot cast any spells in animal form, so defensive blasts are...
by reoiv
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scholars are hilariously powerful
Replies: 48
Views: 6604

Give the Scholar fencing and he quickly can turn the crit into a normal hit :)
by reoiv
Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Opportunistic Sacrifice+Indirect Sorcery
Replies: 23
Views: 3471

But if he directing the undead by concentrating on them and the fact that they are alive only because of him, does that really make it a third party? The Scholar can't do anything other than concentrate as a standard action to maintain the undead staying alive or they fall down in 1d6 rounds. How ab...
by reoiv
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scholars are hilariously powerful
Replies: 48
Views: 6604

It IS about being elitist. As the "munchkin" remark betrays. As soon as someone starts going on about the "Spirit" of the game you can be sure they are trying to impose their own opinions on the game. Oh, isn't it? Perhaps you should have mentioned that to Howard, when he wrote Black Colossus: Or R...
by reoiv
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scholars are hilariously powerful
Replies: 48
Views: 6604

Additionally: none of the Howard´s sorcerers foes of Conan use never a combination like that, from Tsotha Lanti to Thugra Khotan. Why? Were they stupid? I don't remember those guys using nature, frost or oriental magics. They had even worse stuff that would kill the monkey guy in a heartbeat.....so...
by reoiv
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scholars are hilariously powerful
Replies: 48
Views: 6604

I've really been scratching my head at this idea that there is no powerful magic in Conan. There isn't much flashy beat you over the face magic in Conan, but it is there. Much like LOTR, Willow, the Conan movies, Beast Master, Red Sonya etc. But make no mistake each one of those movies and stories h...
by reoiv
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Opportunistic Sacrifice+Indirect Sorcery
Replies: 23
Views: 3471

So would this feat work with raise dead/legions of the dead?

As you have to concentrate to keep the corpses animated and they are doing your bidding.

If so this makes sorcerers even more powerful than before.
by reoiv
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scholars are hilariously powerful
Replies: 48
Views: 6604

Phobos wrote:IMHO, this is a good idea for a high Fantasy environment game, but not for a S&S one like Conan.
By S&S you mean what exactly sword and sword?

I don't see how shape shifting into a more powerful form makes this less sword and sorcery than turning into an eagle or gigantic snake.
by reoiv
Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scholars are hilariously powerful
Replies: 48
Views: 6604

I don't see why they couldn't put the armor on in ape form, as it would be specially made for them and the scholar retains their int, wis and cha stats but gains the str, con and dex stats of the new form. If anything the ape form may be even more dexterous than the scholar form. Not to mention they...
by reoiv
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scholars are hilariously powerful
Replies: 48
Views: 6604

You can do thaat if you wish. But good luck finding aarmour that will fit a Grey Ape! Thak, a Man-Ape was roughly humanoid. Grey Apes are overgrown gorillas. You can get armour custom-made, but what are you going to do with it while you're NOT a Grey Ape? You'll have to put it on every time you tra...