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Oraibi
- Apr 2008 -
559 Posts

Do they just not know what "martial" means?

I read the Ampersand column today where martial practices are previewed -- rituals, but using martial power and not magic. Okay, cool concept.

But the examples given utterly fail to convince me, because they're not martial. They're just...skills. Martial means used in war, not "disguises" or "non-verbal communication" or "forgery."



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Oraibi
- Apr 2008 -
559 Posts

Broken Backgrounds are Broken

I'm tired of so many backgrounds, like those found in Forgotten Realms (where all divine folks come from Impiltur and all wizards/swordmages from Thay), Scales of War, Eberron, and so on. Many of these are backdoor "feats" which are unbalanced and campaign-distorting.

In my campaign (which isn't set in any published world), I'm just going to stick with the first three options for backgrounds (and call these the "standard benefits"):



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Oraibi
- Apr 2008 -
559 Posts

Oh, that's cute

Looks like I can't say the word "****" (qu33r) in status updates.

 

I wonder what else is blocked? Or if they block them here in blog posts, too.

 

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, transgender, transsexual, ****, gender****.



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