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For posterity's sake, the tier system discussed is this one. To summarize: tier 1 breaks the campaign every which way, tier 2 breaks the campaign in one way per character, tier 3 is always relevant, tier 4 is relevant at one thing, tier 5 isn't relevant even at their one thing, and tier 6 doesn't even get their own thing. Cutoff for Tier 1 The cutoff for ...


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The typical approach that I have used and played under is this: Tier-4 classes can gestalt with tier-5 classes Tier-3 classes can gestalt with tier-6 classes (i.e. non-adept NPC classes) Tier-2 and tier-1 classes cannot gestalt It’s not perfect, but it seems to work pretty well. The higher-tier classes are still more powerful, even with these benefits, ...


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From experience, the sample characters are rather weak/medium. They seem to be designed as ones you'd start with and improve over a campaign. Pay attention to the TVs or Threat Values as that is a reasonable indicator of how powerful a character is in combat. However the difficulty will depend on what you throw at them as if you use something that isn't in ...


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Thanks for the great answers, they really helped me to put things into perspective. However, I decided to tackle this differently based on the following findings: the half-ogre from Savage Species is LA +1, but that book came out in Feb 2003. Races of Destiny came out in Dec 2004 and has the exact same template with LA +2. I expect the latter to be ...


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Up front, let me just suggest that this character is offensively devastating, but is frighteningly vulnerable (LA does that), and useless outside of combat. Moreover, these low levels are very much the best time to be playing this character. Depending on the pace of the game, it may be best to let him just enjoy it while it lasts. Unfortunately, it likely ...


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Usually, LA races are considered very strong in early levels, and weak in late ones. To even out this phenomenon, you can use the Pathfinder method: Put a larger LA in early levels, and reduce it as the whole party becomes stronger.


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Note: for 3.5 edition, the Half-Ogre has been reprinted in Races of Destiny (p. 96), in which it has a level adjustment +2. Since LA is generally inflated, sticking with the Savage Species edition is probably better. You are not telling how many levels of Barbarian this Half-Ogre has; with a level adjustment of 1, an ECL 2 (Effective Character Level), the ...


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Although not what you asked for, something important to consider, before altering what sounds like a really good thing is the challenge rating of monsters. The challenge ratings on monsters although very helpful are at the end of the day subjective (as can be seen in the WoTC website and the Angry-DM blog). I would consider maybe throwing one larger enemy, ...


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Only if you are trying to walk Let's unpack the situation. You are standing around and someone cast grease on your location. If you failed the save, you fell down. You have -4 AC against melee attacks, and +4 AC against ranged attacks, but you don't take any other penalties. If you passed the save, you have to repeat the save every round, but otherwise ...


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It sounds like you've identified that your character isn't working with the party -- people are unhappy. That's a good first step. One good fix is to switch characters. Ask the DM if you can retire your character and bring in another character that will be a better fit with the group. Bring in a character that can fill a support role in combat -- an ...


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So, there are a number of problems here. 1. Poor class design First of all, your party’s choices of class are problematic: all of them are difficult-to-use classes, where a naïve approach to them, attempting to use them to create the characters they’re described as, tends to work poorly. The exception there is the bard, but even the bard, as jack of ...


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Don't dumb down your play You seem to be doing a great job playing your character, from a tactical perspective. (This is common with players who also play tactical wargames, like myself.) You don't want to stop doing that, or deliberately make mistakes. Your party-members won't thank you for that, and you'll come across as even more conceited and self-...



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