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Mundane Villainy Is More Interesting than Magical Villainy If the villain uses magic to create problems, then magic is what'll be used to solve those problems. However, if the mundane is used to create problems, magic and the mundane can be used to solve those problems. Further, the players don't feel as though you're cheating if the villain's just ...


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So long as you borrow from 3.5, you're set. You're looking for the Chameleon PrC from Races of Destiny. First, it's fairly easy for a higher-level wizard to impersonate a fighter, all they need to do is cast mages' transformation on themselves. But, in order to do this from a lower level, things become quite interesting. The Chameleon, at sufficiently high ...


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Yes, you can. But that doesn't mean you should. I'm not aware of any mechanic in Pathfinder by which a shifter can change classes when they change form, and I'd be very surprised if there was one - it defeats the purpose of a class-based system. However, you're the GM. Your primary responsibility is to make a game that's fun for everyone. You can ...


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A Case for Tasty Garbage There are many garbage classes in 4E from a numbers perspective. Seeker is by no means the worst example (I'd argue for Vampire as the worst, probably) but it certainly is lackluster overall when 4E is treated as a miniatures game. But 4E is not a miniatures game. It is an RPG, even as it introduces a lot of mechanics that ...


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The fact that, lore-wise, a swordsage could be a member of the broken ones does not imply he could take a variant tought for a specific class. What you need to acknowledge is that monks between the Broken Ones take the Broken One variant and this does not bar vanilla swordsages to be Broken One members. If you wanted to get a swordsage variant for Broken ...


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At levels 1-2, you're an psychic arsonist and poisoner. At levels 3-5, you're a poison wholesaler. At levels 5+ you've got fantastic spellcasting. This is a separate answer because it takes a very different tone than "don't play one." The Erudite, (even spell-to-power) prima facie looks unplayable. A wilder starts off better and has a much more specific ...


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It's very difficult, but pretend like you're an unskilled bard and take a first level dip into something more survivable. To be clear, much of your survival, even more so than normal "quadratic" classes, will be a direct result of your personal creativity. Don't engage in fights you don't have to, be liberal in your sneaking about and ...


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Anything a Seeker can do another class can do better. Much better. Here are the trends, there are exceptions, but they are rare. I will compare Seekers to real controllers, like Wizards, Invokers and Psions. I will call them WIP for brevity. Hunters are comparable to Seekers. Survivability Seekers have more HP and lower AC than WIPs (Wizards and Psions ...



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