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Forum: Gaming Discussion Feb 28 '11, 4:08pm
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By aikimiller
it's funny you mention dark sun- that's the...

it's funny you mention dark sun- that's the context I was think of, as in a low magic item game using inherent bonuses, players won't have as many options from magic items.

I had intended for it...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Feb 27 '11, 10:54pm
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By aikimiller
Vancian 4ed?

Hi all, been away for a ok, so more than a while, but that's nitpicking, but I had a thought the other day, and it occured to me that this is probably the group of people to run it by.

So, after...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Dec 14 '09, 4:50pm
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By aikimiller
I've been working on an alternate casting system...

I've been working on an alternate casting system for a while now, it's pretty much finished, just want a chance to test it with my tabletop group before I post it, should be sometime in the next 2...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Dec 14 '09, 4:46pm
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By aikimiller
The simple answer is to let things play out to...

The simple answer is to let things play out to their logical conclusion.

From what you say, it sounds like Erebrin is a rebel for whom the ends justify the means. If they join him, then they will...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Dec 11 '09, 5:59pm
Replies: 32
Optimization Incarnate
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Posted By aikimiller
Character optimization advice should always be...

Character optimization advice should always be taken with a grain of salt. Mechanicly, yes, rilkins aren't a great race, as long as you're enjoying yourself that's what matters.
Forum: Gaming Discussion Dec 4 '09, 8:40am
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By aikimiller
I've done several settings, but always found that...

I've done several settings, but always found that the less work I do on something, the more my players enjoy it, strangely enough, and so now I generally just have a few names and a rudimentary...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Dec 1 '09, 5:32pm
Replies: 32
Optimization Incarnate
Views: 2,224
Posted By aikimiller
this thread may be of assistance ...

this thread may be of assistance

http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75882/19862398/The_Incarnum_Handbook
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 27 '09, 11:00am
Replies: 42
Views: 4,238
Posted By aikimiller
Draconic polymorph is listed on the wizard spell...

Draconic polymorph is listed on the wizard spell list in SpC, but they don't have the full description of the spell- I imagine they had it in originally, but took it out and just missed it in the...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 26 '09, 4:47pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,238
Posted By aikimiller
Well, I'll throw out the "Bite of the...

Well, I'll throw out the "Bite of the Were-(whatever) line of spells, tiger and bear are particularly ridiculous. While they're not outright broken by themselves, combined with wildshape and shared...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 25 '09, 10:29am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,821
Posted By aikimiller
One argument against having the party be too...

One argument against having the party be too caster heavy and for including ToB classes is endurance. If a DM wants to throw 8 encounters per day instead of 4 at the party (admittedly an extreme...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 24 '09, 5:46pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By aikimiller
Yes, except even attempting to figure out whether...

Yes, except even attempting to figure out whether a character should get multi-classing penalties on a gestalt character is such a headache at first glance that most DMs simply houserule it away, or...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 23 '09, 9:37am
Replies: 57
Views: 2,312
Posted By aikimiller
Yeah, evocation can be an awful lot of fun- but...

Yeah, evocation can be an awful lot of fun- but mechanicly is almost always the least optimized choice.

As far as ranking, you also need to factor in what level you're asking about, and in what...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 18 '09, 4:13pm
Replies: 19
Optimization Whip Build
Views: 3,828
Posted By aikimiller
The quick solution to this is to simply google...

The quick solution to this is to simply google "spiked chain tripper" along with character optimization, most of the stuff there is applicable to tripping with any weapon.

As far as duskblade...
Forum: General Discussion Nov 12 '09, 4:45pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,000
Posted By aikimiller
Clarke's Third Law- Sufficiently advanced...

Clarke's Third Law- Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic ninjas
Forum: General Discussion Nov 12 '09, 8:07am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,000
Posted By aikimiller
Hang on, I think we're on to something here. ...

Hang on, I think we're on to something here.

Could the emitter actually target the water mains by affecting the pipe? Perhaps something similiar to Bremsstrahlung? (For those who don't know,...
Forum: General Discussion Nov 10 '09, 9:02pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,000
Posted By aikimiller
I think my brain has spent too much time near a...

I think my brain has spent too much time near a microwave...
Forum: General Discussion Nov 10 '09, 4:43pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,000
Posted By aikimiller
wow, that's pretty sick. However, in a...

wow, that's pretty sick.

However, in a purely theoretical sense, it would depend on the energy involved. Your average microwave cooks meat, however if that emitter in Batman had enough power to...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 7 '09, 7:26pm
Replies: 21
Views: 845
Posted By aikimiller
I think that definatly depends on the DM. In the...

I think that definatly depends on the DM. In the games I've run, I am usaully pretty generous with healing, reccomending players get healing belts, the occasion wand of Lesser Vigor as treasure. ...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 7 '09, 10:39am
Replies: 21
Views: 845
Posted By aikimiller
The only issue I have with at-will cantrips is...

The only issue I have with at-will cantrips is Cure Minor Wounds. Unlimited use out of combat healing seems a little too powerful to get as a 0th level spell.

Regarding a new casting system in...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 6 '09, 9:47am
Replies: 23
Views: 854
Posted By aikimiller
I would also considder the racial bonuses to...

I would also considder the racial bonuses to hide/move silent are fairly hefty- +8 and +8 (considdering the small size) is pretty impressive. Whisper gnome has the same thing, and post people...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 5 '09, 12:49pm
Replies: 114
Views: 4,664
Posted By aikimiller
I think we're getting away from the core issue of...

I think we're getting away from the core issue of this thread- which is what options exist to fix the fighter in the current landscape that is casting in 3.5- and specificly feedback on the OPs...
Forum: Games & Ads Nov 5 '09, 7:41am
Replies: 489
Views: 14,378
Posted By aikimiller
Yeah, the way the casters in 3.5 work, your...

Yeah, the way the casters in 3.5 work, your options are either this, being a jerk, or being unconcious because the DM hits you in the head with the DMG for being a jerk. Preparing plenty of buff...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 4 '09, 10:38am
Replies: 21
Views: 845
Posted By aikimiller
I originally wanted to try and work out some form...

I originally wanted to try and work out some form of spell points, but have settled on another idea.

The basic premises are that instead of having a number of spells you can cast per day for each...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 3 '09, 10:36am
Replies: 114
Views: 4,664
Posted By aikimiller
Regarding the argument of just giving the fighter...

Regarding the argument of just giving the fighter more feats

This tactic works up to a point- and that point is, in theory, probably around level 12.

The basic problem is that most feats don't...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Oct 30 '09, 2:32pm
Replies: 21
Views: 845
Posted By aikimiller
D&D Three and three quarters

So this started as a fighter fix. And then a monk fix. And then minor tweaks to a bunch of the classes. And then a re-work of skills to be simpler (basicly grouping so the list looks like the 4ed...
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