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    Default "What's In A Name?" Competition Discussion and Feedback Thread

    This thread is for discussions and critiques of material presented in the "What's In A Name?" contest series.

    What's In A Name?
    That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

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    This contest is open until July 20th at midnight.

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    Mar 1 - Apr 15: Urban Pioneer
    Apr 15 - May 20: Waracle
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    Highly intriguing. I may be whipping something up for this, if any good ideas come my way.

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    This looks incredibly fun, I gotta say. I'm brainstorming something right now. Once again Fax, you've proven that you have the homebrewing midas touch.
    I make avatars if you ask nicely.

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    Got my idea out, and I am currently working on it. This should be interesting.

    My basic idea: The Life Seeker.

    The Life Seeker is a Druid who binds the spirits of the City, gaining powers from the people who populate it, and find the spirits of the city itself, the hidden away ones.

    They use Avatar of Nature to bind locations (Market Square, Alley, Road, Tower, Home), to bind roles of people within the town (Criminal, Constable, Magistrate, Citizen, Priest, probably need a few more), and to bind the seasons the towns go through (Market Season, Warming Season, Cooling Season, and Rainy season; probably could have gone with a better idea here, couldn't really think of anything), and finally bind the greater Spirits (Shaofae, the Final Tree; Hianyar, the Watching One; Oriosi, the Hunting Fox; and Iridubin, the Cold Steel Sky).

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    Default Re: "What's In A Name?" Competition Discussion and Feedback Thread

    Sounds like a neat idea, and 'prestige spirits' was something I had in mind when I first created the druid.

    Instead of seasons, you could bind types of city (Trading Port, Metropolis, Hamlet, Capital, Industrial Center, Military Encampment) or places you'd find cities (Frontier, Metropolitan, Rural, Suburban, Urban) or types of government (Anarchy, Democracy, Republic, Meritocracy, Theocracy).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fax Celestis View Post
    Sounds like a neat idea, and 'prestige spirits' was something I had in mind when I first created the druid.

    Instead of seasons, you could bind types of city (Trading Port, Metropolis, Hamlet, Capital, Industrial Center, Military Encampment) or places you'd find cities (Frontier, Metropolitan, Rural, Suburban, Urban) or types of government (Anarchy, Democracy, Republic, Meritocracy, Theocracy).
    Oooh, fantastic ideas! I like the city types especially well. Thank you so very much. I have completed roughly half of the actual class features, but I still have all of the spirits themselves, which could take me a good day or three. Good thing I saw this thread in time.
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    All of the second level Urban Spirits are done, and I am working on the third level ones and the Urban Spirits feat. I feel almost as if the spirits are kind of weak, and I was trying to work on it. Additionally, making Nature's Signs for the Urban Spirits is kind of hard, mostly because the Life Seekers are really social creatures, and considering that all the Nature's Signs are essentially penalties to Diplomacy, it makes it kind of hard. It is rather impossible to make something like a port become a sign.
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    I'm working on something that is a kind of civil rights activist. Still thinking of a good name, but the basic gist of the class is someone who uses their knowledge to further civil rights.

    Thought this was a d20 Modern competition. The ideas I was going with for this PRC won't work so well in a more DnD-like system, so I'm going to drop from the competition. Still going to hold onto the idea though, since it's a good one.
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    Ugh, done with the third level spirits, moving on to the fourth level ones. Then I have to go back and name the abilities.

    [Edit]: 3/13/11: Finished the Fourth level spirits, updated the entry, now I just need to name all of the non-Fourth level spirit abilities, and then I am done.

    Herp derp, time traveling powers.
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    Default Re: "What's In A Name?" Competition Discussion and Feedback Thread

    I just saw this and I'll try to some up with something for it. I haven't gone over d20r material in a while...which classes are currently viable?

    My first instinct is to go Ranger, but I'll need to refine the idea a lot more before I can submit anything.

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    Default Re: "What's In A Name?" Competition Discussion and Feedback Thread

    I'm going to kick the deadline back to 4/15, per a request.

    As for available classes...

    Symbol, Engineer, Luckthief, Rogue, Dreadnaught, Cleric, Trapper (not mine), Warlord, Paladin, Soulknife, Savant, Monk, Fencer, Ranger, Hunter, Medium, and Druid. There's also the unfinished frameworks for the Sorcerer and Wizard.

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    If I go off Sorceror, do you want me to base it off the one posted on wiki, or the one that I sent to you a while back?

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    Default Re: "What's In A Name?" Competition Discussion and Feedback Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MammonAzrael View Post
    If I go off Sorceror, do you want me to base it off the one posted on wiki, or the one that I sent to you a while back?
    Use the wiki'd one I linked. It's the current model I'm working with. I had to get rid of the spell-seeds thingamajobber, but I think it'll turn out better overall.

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    Default Re: "What's In A Name?" Competition Discussion and Feedback Thread

    K. I'll just avoid the sorceror and stick with working on my Ranger idea then.

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    Finished naming all of the abilities, got pictures for the Fourth level spirits. I might get pictures for the other levels.

    I will be writing up the back-story of each Fourth level spirit shortly.
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    Default Re: "What's In A Name?" Competition Discussion and Feedback Thread

    How exactly do skill sets work with PrCs? Since you don't need to be advancing skill points...do you only make an entry for them if the PrC grants new skills?

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    Yes. Remember that overlapping skill sets increase your training level.

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    Well, I've thought long and hard about this, and I must say...the name given just doesn't inspire me to make anything I'd enjoy making. Unfortunately, I will not be submitting an entry this time around.
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    I have submitted my first ever piece of 3.5 homebrew, and invite all criticisms - especially those regarding stat progression or mechanical problems that I'm just not familiar with. I'm sure there's a whole handful of errors or redundancies that I'm missing.

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    Congrats on your first homebrew! I'll try to critique it if I can, though I need to finish my submission very soon, so I don't know if I'll have the time.

    EDIT: Alright, I managed to get my submission in! While I hope to find a picture, I'm not terribly worried about it. If it wins, I suspect it'll need a new picture to be published anyways. I should have the urban domain up sometime tomorrow.

    DOUBLE EDIT: Having trouble with the Urban domain. There just aren't many spells in the OGL that fit. I'd love to hear suggestions...otherwise I'm thinking of scrapping a new domain, and just using...Travel or something.
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    Today is the FINAL DAY for Urban Pioneer entries. A new contest has been posted: see the first post for details.

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    The link needs updating. (unless you're waiting to update it til tomorrow, in which case I'd make a note of that)

    War oracle eh? Interesting...I've got a couple ideas stewing...

    Also, I dig the picture, but also find it hilarious. It looks like a latex dress or somesuch, and while it may be form-fitting and attractive, there is now way she is able to run or even take large steps with the dress that tight around her legs. I'm kind tempted to include some class ability to reflect that.

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    I was having a hard time finding a picture that suited, so I figured I'd just grab something of Genzoman's that fit.

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    Default Re: "What's In A Name?" Competition Discussion and Feedback Thread

    It might be a good idea to post which d20r classes are currently considered playable, and which ones are going revision in the main thread.

    In terms of PrC power level, what are you looking for here, and for d20r in general? The name brings to mind a caster of some sort. Do you want any full casting PrCs in d20r, or would you prefer none?
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    Default Re: "What's In A Name?" Competition Discussion and Feedback Thread

    Right now I'm trying to hold fast to 9/10 or 4/5 for the most part. The list from last contest is still correct, but I'll also note that psionic classes are (a) available; and (b) not changing much. I'll put it in the contest rules.

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    I kind of want to make a Druid PrC for every single contest. Is that wrong of me?
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