2011-04-25, 12:52 PM (ISO 8601)
Re: What should the elf be like? [3.5]
Making them LA +1 is an interesting idea, but it's not something that particularly appeals to me.
Another thing that's absolutely critical here is that elves should have something unique. Having everything an elf can do either be worthless or something everyone else can do -- the way the rules currently portray elves, in other words -- is just as bad as the obnoxious superiority they enjoy in the fluff.
Giving elves a free level of wizard casting in exchange for +1 LA doesn't really fit that bill IMHO.
Fluff-wise, I think the goal is for individual elves to vary. I don't really want to give them a 'hat' at all. That applies to otherworldliness as well -- elves aren't the exact same as humans, but they aren't always that different either.
Last edited by lesser_minion; 2011-04-25 at 03:20 PM.