Old Site Materials

Update March 6, 2011: I’ve incorporated as much material as I’m likely to from the old site.  It looks like the articles I’d posted to my old site have been migrated (look early in the archive, around 2003-2006), most of the rules documents I was putting together have as well.  The remainder was mostly works in progress or otherwise no longer meaningful.  I’m dropping the ‘/oldsite/’ directory here.

I’ve just copied all RPG materials from my old site (http://www.kjdavies.org/, before it got replaced with a WordPress site) to this server, under /oldsite/. Over time I’ll do a better job integrating it, but for now this will make the material available.

As things get better integrated, they will be removed from this area.

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23 Comments to "Old Site Materials"

  1. December 31, 2010 - 3:11 am | Permalink

    Good day,

    I tried to create an Echelon character, based on what I’ve read so far. Can you have a look (link’s in my username, above) and see if it looks correct?

  2. December 31, 2010 - 6:48 am | Permalink

    I also started trying to collate some of your notes together, hope you don’t mind. Link above, as usual (not sure if we can put links inside the comments here?)

  3. December 31, 2010 - 8:55 am | Permalink

    The description of Great Fortitude you gave earlier allowed it at Basic, did it change?

    I’ll probably take out the “Smite Fire” thing while adjusting Devri to the new slot table anyway, it’s kinda superfluous. I updated the slot table on the assumption that the pattern was (2, 3, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, …) rather than (2, 3, 5, 6, 5, 5, 5, …) like in the article (typo?).

    Thread Focus I’d fiddled with ever so slightly, was meaning to suggest it to you; since Expert starts off giving you L2 spells, I thought maybe Basic could give you L1? Although the spell-slot table only allows XL0 characters cantrips/orisons, so maybe that’s just silly. On a related note, I put down an arcane and divine Caster Training because your original article seemed to talk more about wizards; I wasn’t sure if that was intentional or not.

    There are a few other bits where I’m not 100% on your meaning from the articles, but hopefully I remembered to label them all.

    The saves thing was just me failing at arithmetic, needless to say.

  4. GreyKnight's Gravatar GreyKnight
    January 4, 2011 - 11:43 am | Permalink

    Updated with proper slot numbers (5 B/6 E). I also did a Pathfinder version of him. (Got one for Amren-ja too, but no Echelon version of her so far.)

  5. January 5, 2011 - 1:52 am | Permalink

    Insofar as there’s a baseline for these characters, it’s their description paragraphs. I should probably clarify what this intersystem test is intended to show: I want to see to what extent I can take a given character concept and produce something in each of the three systems that matches it. So it’s not so much that I’m trying to produce the same mechanics as such. In fact, given that WRPS varies quite a bit mechanically from the other two, that’ll probably be impossible.

    So far, the Echelon version of Devri is the closest to the concept; the Pathfinder one has better casting, BAB, and has wildshape and suchlike, but only because those are part of the baggage of being a druid (the closest class I could find). This is one of the things I like about Echelon; you don’t have all these things tied together, so you can take one without the other. Also you can have druids with a non-woodland theme (pet peeve).

    The skill-heaviness was on purpose, as he’s an adventurer-with-day-job. Having said all that, I did end up eliminating Craft(ivorywork) in favour of +1 caster level, since while there’s no actual shape ice spell in the core list, if there were I guess it might be an L2 spell, so may as well open those up. I guess creative use of create water and ray of frost could manage something, mind you.

    I think that’s him sorted, so will do Amren-ja next. She has a cohort, so two characters for the price of one! I suppose the Leadership feat would be a good candidate for a talent (there’s subject matter for a new post, if you like!), and of course the Mounted Combat chain is pretty self-explanatory.

  6. GreyKnight's Gravatar GreyKnight
    January 5, 2011 - 4:52 am | Permalink

    I noticed something decidedly odd about Amren-ja’s AC when I came to add everything up. In the course of double-checking my numbers, I did find one of your articles I’d missed, but it looks like base AC comes out the same anyway. Not sure if I’ve done something wrong here?

  7. GreyKnight's Gravatar GreyKnight
    January 5, 2011 - 9:13 am | Permalink

    Scale mail is +4 armour normally, the +6 already includes the Armour Focus bonus. But I reran your demonstration and your conclusions still hold: she can hit her “shadow-self” at about the same competence regardless of level. So looks like you’re right! I guess I’m just used to D&D-style AC and so it looked strange to me.

    And, yes, I included Delton as a deliberate stress-test. Pathfinder is going to have immense trouble; I don’t even know what creature type to assign him, never mind anything else. Maybe Elemental or Outsider.

    Anyway, I got a WRPS version of Amren-ja in place, so onward and upward I guess!

  8. GreyKnight's Gravatar GreyKnight
    January 7, 2011 - 6:43 am | Permalink

    Well, I got the WRPS version of Delton. I’m intending to do an Echelon version next to help me figure out what to put in the base creature type of the Pathfinder version, since that’ll be the main pain in the neck. His WRPS character point total is about the same as that of Amren-ja, so on that basis I’m going to say he should finish up around a level 9 character.

    Any thoughts? Vulnerabilities/weaknesses (such as antimagic vulnerability) seem like the hardest part; I’m not clear how to handle this in Echelon.

  9. Jimlock's Gravatar Jimlock
    March 31, 2011 - 8:28 am | Permalink

    Hello from Greece!

    Nice work on the new site by the way…

    I was looking for a feat under the name “Spellcaster” which featured on your old site (its the one that allows a character to gain one caster level for all purposes, including spells per day).
    Thing is i couldn’t find it on the new site.
    Does it still exist, or have you removed it completely?

    Thanks in advance.

  10. Jimlock's Gravatar Jimlock
    April 10, 2011 - 6:07 am | Permalink

    Thanks a lot!

    keep up the good work.

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