Quote Originally Posted by Mephibosheth View Post
On the one hand, I agree that the spirit shaman has a very well-defined and narrow role. However, I think there are a lot of ways to tweak that role and work within its confines. I also think that, within certain social contexts, spirit shamans can be powerful and rather common. If anything, they can always say that the spirits told them to go adventuring.
And those tweaks are exactly what you have done, which I approve of. They can be quite good and interesting to play if there are plenty of spirits around, but if those types of creatures aren't in whatever dungeon you happen to be in, you're not nearly as useful.