2011-08-14, 12:44 AM (ISO 8601)
Bugbear in the Playground
Re: The Warp Walker [3.5 base class]
I think a 6th is too penalizing (1/2 to 1/4 is more reasonable). Some campaigns don't offer that many magic items (at least not that early on). When judging the average skill check of a level may suggest this equation: level + 3 + 3 for dex + 12 for feats + 5 for class abilities or items. At level 20 41 is the highest check you should expect. Although I suppose with a running start this is 45. Expecting any higher than that is ridiculous.
If your that worried about this ability, I would suggest adding a clause that excludes bonuses granted by items indirectly or directly. Or you could just restrict it to skill ranks + dexterity modifier + d20 (without other modifiers).
Last edited by eftexar; 2011-08-14 at 12:45 AM.