Valkyrie Class, Tweaked

GreyKnight is starting a campaign set in the world implied by Nethack, using Pathfinder RPG as his base rule set.  Among other things, this requires him to build some new character classes. He has taken a run at the Valkyrie class and asked for some comments and suggestions.  This post …

Echelon Moving

Now that GreyKnight’s working on Echelon as a contributor, I figured I’d post new Echelon-related materials to http://www.echelond20.org/ instead of here.  I may or may not migrate the existing articles from here to there (probably not), but new material here will likely be more focused on what happens in my …

Two-Weapon Fighting, First Cut

(Sorry about the title) This talent is still in development. I’m reasonably happy with the Basic, Expert, and Heroic tiers, Legendary looks okay now, but Master could use a bit of awesome and Champion doesn’t have anything yet. Two-Weapon Fighting You are trained to fight well with a melee weapon …

Short on Sleep? It can Help

For various reasons I won’t go into, I have not been sleeping very well this week. I walked into the lunchroom at work this morning and saw the latest AVON brochure on the table, and misread the title (something about something that is ‘Super’, don’t much care what). I have …

Ability Pool Reserves

I was thinking about how Ability Pools will be used. There are some obvious uses such as fueling talent abilities (such as Spot talent’s clairvoyance), they are a way to measure (and mitigate) conditions and ability damage.  I love that they should get rid of ad hoc adjustments during play. It …

Ability Scores, Modifiers, and Pools

I have mentioned in previous posts the possibility of using ‘ability pools’ to fuel various powers and as a replacement for ability score damage and temporary effects. I wrote up a first draft at Echelond20.org that I will summarize here. Echelon does not inherently need ability scores, and I have …