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    I have seen E6 being mentioned in many threads, can sombody explain what it is?

    Thanks in advance

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    A variant where you don't level past 6th. Instead, you get bonus feats for every 5K experience once you reach that point. Sometimes these bonus feats can be spent on virtual class feature increases, like extra spells/day or increased sneak attack damage, but that's a GM-specific thing that varies widely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Default Re: Question on E6

    So in this variant, you could get more HP by expending a feat or an increase n BAB and such?

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    No - that's the important thing about E6 - the strongest people in the world have BAB +6, and no humanoid character will ever have more than 6d12 HP - and only if they're a barbarian/warblade/etc. Some GMs will permit feats that advance class features, but HP/Saves/BAB aren't class-specific features. You could increase HP by taking Toughness, though that'd be a waste of your feats until you ran out of good ones.

    It's a variant that's intended to fuel a lower-power game while still making the heroes awesome, and keeping full casters from leaving mundanes in the dust...you can devastate armies as a Wizard chucking Fireballs, but you're not utterly invincible in return anymore like a Wizard 20 would be...you're just a Wizard 6 with more toys to play with.
    Last edited by The Glyphstone; 2009-12-01 at 07:17 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuskEclipse View Post
    So in this variant, you could get more HP by expending a feat or an increase n BAB and such?
    Increase in HP, sure. Increase in BAB, probably not - the whole point is to restrict the overall power level. A feat that lets you take other combat feats AS IF you had another point or two of BAB, now, that would be more likely.

    In the same manner, you wouldn't want a feat for '+1 caster progression' as that would defeat the point. You could have a feat for '+1 CL on spells you can already cast' or maybe 'use this specific level 4 spell as a ritual taking X minutes to cast'.

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    Default Re: Question on E6

    Do you reckon this will be a good variant for a first time DM, I am preparing a campaing but I am not sure if I can pull this right....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuskEclipse View Post
    Do you reckon this will be a good variant for a first time DM, I am preparing a campaing but I am not sure if I can pull this right....
    Yes.
    At least in my opinion.
    If only because you will have less abilities to deal with as a whole.

    A level 20 character/enemy has many more options than a 6th level one.

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    It's nice, because it keeps you form ever reaching the headache of EPic level gaming. I'm in an Epic group, right now, and it seems like every round takes half an hour.
    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Roc View Post
    Ring of Evasion means never playing a monk with monk levels again. There is just no reason to dip that stuff. I know we're all about using every part of the buffalo here, but can we just admit that it's inedible?

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    Default Re: Question on E6

    Since I am planning on using humanoid enemies with classes, It may be easier to balance encounters...

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    E6 is great fun. It's always worth a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuskEclipse View Post
    Since I am planning on using humanoid enemies with classes, It may be easier to balance encounters...
    yes yes it is...

    I'm a huge fan of e6... try to find the PDF of it.. it will help you alot.

    Keeps people from doing ridiculous stuff but still lets you get those fun 3rd level spells.


    Also the guide (pdf) sugest once players hit 6th level and they start ganing more feats to creat your own to allow some 4th or even 5th level spells on a 1/day basis...

    There example was wall of fire i think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RagnaroksChosen View Post
    yes yes it is...

    I'm a huge fan of e6... try to find the PDF of it.. it will help you alot.

    Keeps people from doing ridiculous stuff but still lets you get those fun 3rd level spells.


    Also the guide (pdf) sugest once players hit 6th level and they start ganing more feats to creat your own to allow some 4th or even 5th level spells on a 1/day basis...

    There example was wall of fire i think.
    You mean this PDF?
    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Roc View Post
    Ring of Evasion means never playing a monk with monk levels again. There is just no reason to dip that stuff. I know we're all about using every part of the buffalo here, but can we just admit that it's inedible?

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