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  1. Which country and time period? That is needed for east or west.
  2. This meaningless without context. What constitutes an Arch-Mage depends your setting and magic system. D&D for better or worse has certain assumptions on power level, what constitutes a high power spell, etc that not everyone likes. Nor does it translate well into most skill based systems Nor do their ideas of what is a high level spell always work. The golden oldie is the Wish spell. In AD&D it took a Wish (9th level) to raise a stat permanently. How about Cacodaemon (8th I think)? That can be a much lower level spell in Hero. In fact the whole spell level concept has to have sp
  3. massey, on 25 Dec 2016 - 6:04 PM, said: Who is?
  4. But what separates them from another warrior or knight? First you need setting info, especially metaphysics. But assuming we are talking about a something akin to a D&D paladin. I'd say build a warrior or knight that has a made an oath or pact with a power. Thus receiving the package deal that gives him whatever paladin powers you want him to have. However it should reflect the power he has bound himself to.
  5. I'm facing this myself with a Harn conversion. the Genteel folk will have perks in 5th terms while thralls, serfs and such limitations. Haven't got details filled out yet. One thing that often gets ignored in Fantasy games is the notion of chivalric weapons and how only nobility can wield them. This varied with time and place though.
  6. Dude don't you know? As Hero system gurus we all have differential calculus at 18 or less?
  7. According to this Paladins have expanded somewhat in fifth edition. http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?373592-A-Guide-to-the-D-amp-D-5th-Edition-Paladin-through-the-eyes-of-a-3-5-Player Now here is my problem, why can't a ranger take Oath of Ancients? It seems to me the weapon styles should be fighter/warrior related. The oath powers and other tricks could be powers based on the warrior dedicated himself to a cause/religion/ or power.
  8. Good historical background. Didn't know about the sorcerer amongst Charlemagne's peerage. Most people only know Cleric and Paladin from D&D usage. When you say paladin they mean a D&D style one. My Knowledge of D&D is dated to AD&D where Clerics wore armor and arguably carried chivalric weapons. I assume current rules haven't changed them too much. Originally in the Harn setting Priests didn't have spells. But everyone had Piety Points to ask for miracles. I kind of like that. Glorantha also informs my ideas on holy warriors and priests. A lot depends on the se
  9. He seems to be referring to 5th edition Ultimate Skills. Excellent book. I'm basing my spell research rules off of ideas in it. I'm also tweaking heroic stat range a skill breaks based on ideas in it to fix complaints about characters in low power settings. Standard Skill enhancers are usually limited to one type of skill. "Expert" is one that crosses types but restricted by subject. I'm thinking of creating one called Student of the Arcane. Ultimate Skill also discusses skill interaction with power frameworks on p. 60. It discusses putting skills in pools.
  10. need social limitations and perks for social status thrall, serf, slave freeman. Yes there is a distinction between slave and serf. Thrall is nordic and kind of inbetween. What is interesting is that it is a true medieval setting and a lot common fantasy weapons are chivalric and cannot be carried unless you are the proper status (well born).
  11. The problem is/was in AD&D that clerics still wore armor, carried morningstars and at low levels could hold their own with fighters Even the earliest editions of the game they tried to come up with a non-warrior cleric. They were called cloistered clerics but were more of an npc class than a pc class.
  12. I find Paladins and Clerics to be two sides of the same coin. After all they are both based on the same archetype, the Crusading Knight. When begin converting Clerics and Paladins to a skill based system like hero. It becomes very obvious. Clerics become better at holy miracles while Paladins are better at combat. But each can do both. My suggestion is that their holy schtick be built on end battery or charges that only recharge when they perform rituals or prayer to their god. As well as having a -1/4 limitation power only works with the favour of the god. For a different take on d
  13. Posted Today, 08:47 PM Crusher Bob, on 13 Dec 2016 - 11:01 PM, said: I must respectfully disagree with crusher bob. I can Remember when END reserve was a limitation. I remember when it changed too(4th Ed). And I agree with the change. Broke my heart to rebuild him but I understand why. The Amazing Starfire (Light Elemental) had all his powers bought through that. Here was the problem. Since all of Starfire's powers ran on an END battery. He could get knocked out, recover with just 2 stun and END, groggily stand up and cut loose with a laser attack that would slice open a t
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