Author Topic: Do you feel spell casters should have themes for themselves?  (Read 17066 times)

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Re: Do you feel spell casters should have themes for themselves?
« Reply #75 on: January 23, 2013, 12:58:16 AM »
Still, back to the original point. If you consider Olympians, then each sport is fundamentally an aggregate function of particular muscle sets, stamina and skill within the sport. This makes it simple when you contrast against a spellcaster character.

The first is stat dependency(all olympic sports depend upon Str/Dex to differing ratios, but they all use those, casters would have their casting stat complex), the second is endurance(olympians would be Con, fort saves and hd, whereas casters get theirs on an independent progression and depending on the same stat as the former), the last meanwhile is the most distinct part.

Skills do not carry over neatly. In a low level endeavor, as the Olympics are, raw stats go a long way, and you can be good at multiple things just by performing stat training. At higher levels, this becomes increasingly difficult.
esp. when you consider that the same guy isn't winning the swimming, gymnastics, sprint, marathon, AND weightlifting competitions.
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Re: Do you feel spell casters should have themes for themselves?
« Reply #76 on: August 27, 2014, 04:17:26 PM »
Since these boards are dead anyway...

I remember reading "Thematic Spell" feat and made a whole cabal of mages around guys who's spells all have the theme of screaming skulls. Fireballs are screaming skulls. Magic missiles are screaming skulls.

https://www.youtube.com/v/pbK9Yo7HjvU&autoplay=1&start=25&end=27
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