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"Jefferson" Project Forum News

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by NewsPro, Feb 13, 2003.

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    (Originally posted by Veldrin)

    Here are today's "Jefferson" project forum highlights. Please take into account that these are only single parts of various threads and should not be taken out of context.

    J.E. Sawyer, Lead Designer

    Quote: I guess you guys miss the main point of my thread: what do you have against prestige classes?

    I have already made a post explaining why I think PrCs are not a good idea in theory and practice.

    Quote: Don't tell me that a few feats and skills can replace a whole kit: take iwd2, you could take the weapon focus feat only once (same thing for most of the attack feats, like envenom weapon), while in bg2, if you picked the kensai or assassin kits, you could get those abilities for many uses, in addition of having a special character.

    Limitations on Weapon Focus / Weapon Specialization are arbitrary. I could make a feat called Fancy Specialization and Super Fancy Specialization that stack on top of WF and WS. I could take the increased specialization powers given to a Red Wizard of Thay and turn it into a feat called Increased Specialization. With the exception of the supernatural powers that some PrCs gain, all of the abilities they gain could just be turned into feats.

    Quote: No really: aren't you bored with the 11 standard classes? They do not offer any variety, it's always the same.

    I wrote this in my earlier post: two ninth level Specialist Wizards have more freedom to look different from each other than two sixth level Specialist Wizards / third level Red Wizards of Thay. Look at the requirements for a RWoT: human, non-good, Thayan, 8 ranks in Spellcraft, specialized in a school of magic, Tattoo Focus feat, 3 meta-magic or item creation feats. Every RWoT must meet those requirements. One of my two non-RWoT characters could be a chaotic good gnome illusionist with all his skill ranks in Move Silently and Hide, and his free feats towards Dodge, Martial Weapon: Battle Axe, and Combat Casting. The other could be a chaotic evil elf enchanter with skill ranks in Diplomacy, Spot, and Knowledge, feats in Skill Focus: Diplomacy, Weapon Finesse: Dagger, and Spell Focus: Enchantment.

    Quote: Most people will find it cool having unique, peculiar and no so-standarized characters.

    Their class requirements make them more standardized than any other character class/combo.
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