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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2009, 11:46:05 AM »

The Zerth Cenobite (from Dragon magazine - the Githyanki invasion special) which was poorly adapted into the Fist of Zuoken (from the Expanded Psionics Handbook). My psychic Githzerai monk was my favourite character ever.

I love the Gith races, and the most epic game I ran was the Githyanki invasion of Faerun which ended with the group slaying the Lich Queen (which was thier first act at epic level). The team went into Gith's tomb to find a powerful artifact, and the map I drew on the battle mat had a five-foot long dragon skeleton lying around the sarcophagus.

That's five feet long in comparison to standard size minis. They got the message. Dammit, I want to run that again.
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2009, 01:25:49 PM »

Shadow Dancer is in the DMG/SRD.
Bladesinger is in Complete Arcane, iirc.

My table in those games also has an Invisible Blade / Master Thrower, both from Complete Warrior.
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2009, 02:14:24 PM »

One of my favorite classes was the Bloodhound.  My first character was a Barbarian/Ranger and when I first read the Bloodhound it was the perfect fit for that character.  He once doggedly tracked a character pretty much across an entire continent before finally catching up with him on the far coast.

The barbarian speed, the full speed tracking and the high con and hit points meant I could hustle for many hours in a day, push through for 13-14 hours a day and cover huge amounts of ground.  At the end of the day the party wizard would scry on me and then teleport everyone to my location so I wouldn't have to slow down while following the guy.

I would love to recapture the essence of that class.  If a Bloodhound is tracking you down, don't bother running.  You should just expect to be found.

I think that class was originally found in the Masters of the Wild and then reprinted in Complete Warrior, but I am out of the house and don't have my books on me to verify that.
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2009, 02:46:22 PM »

One of my favorite classes was the Bloodhound.  My first character was a Barbarian/Ranger and when I first read the Bloodhound it was the perfect fit for that character.  He once doggedly tracked a character pretty much across an entire continent before finally catching up with him on the far coast.

The barbarian speed, the full speed tracking and the high con and hit points meant I could hustle for many hours in a day, push through for 13-14 hours a day and cover huge amounts of ground.  At the end of the day the party wizard would scry on me and then teleport everyone to my location so I wouldn't have to slow down while following the guy.

I would love to recapture the essence of that class.  If a Bloodhound is tracking you down, don't bother running.  You should just expect to be found.

I think that class was originally found in the Masters of the Wild and then reprinted in Complete Warrior, but I am out of the house and don't have my books on me to verify that.
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2009, 03:09:21 PM »

please read my previous posts.

Think of it as a really elaborate "me too." Tongue

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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2009, 03:50:02 PM »

i was more referring to the last bit about what book it was in.
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2009, 06:03:58 PM »

Knight Protector from Complete Warrior (if they took out the dumb necesity to use horses)

Any of the druid prestige classes that let you control animals you couldn't normally control like the Beast Master or whatnot (they were scattered about, but there were some good ones in 3.0 Masters of the Wild), warshaper

Bone Knight from one of the Ebberon books....

Warpriest, etc.
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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2009, 08:35:06 PM »

Bone Knight's are quite familiar to me. I wrote it the first time Smiley.
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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2009, 08:51:55 PM »

Just cracked open my Complete Warrior. Not seeing Weapon Master...?
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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2009, 09:00:58 PM »

cant remember what it was in, check oriental adventures.
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2009, 09:23:12 PM »

Wasn't the Weapon Master prestige class in the 3.0 Sword & Fist?

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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2009, 10:02:05 PM »

the Halfling Outrider absolutely stylish, absolutely useless

If you read it carefully you'll see it advances BOTH paladin and druid companions.  So if you have natural bond [which combines a paladin mount and a druid companion] you can have a truly horrific buddy - My halfling had a >30 hit dice wardog with str in the 40's....

Back to the question at hand - most of the classes I like are for power reasons rather then stylistic ones, I'll give it some thought.  Though I did always like the Ur-Priest, styling and powerful.
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« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2009, 12:18:04 AM »

Just cracked open my Complete Warrior. Not seeing Weapon Master...?
I know there's an Exotic Weapon Master in C.W.  I've also seen the Kensai referred to as a Weapon Master for de-localizing purposes.
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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2009, 12:33:43 AM »

Tempest is in Complete Adventurer, and Order of the Bow Initiate appears in Complete Warrior along with the Swashbuckler base, but I see you have the later covered.  Dragon Disciple found it's way into the Core 3.5 DMG.

Answers to Questions Unasked: The core of the Draconic feats for Sorcerers appeared in Complete Arcane and Dragon Magic, some of which was cleaned up and expanded in Races of the Dragon.  To be honest, the Draconic feats and Heritage feats from Complete Mage and PHB2 are what made 3.5 Sorcerers pop in my mind.  I just don't see how any of that would mesh with the Crafty magic system.

The Beguiler is also from PHB2, he's pretty much the spell-casting mischievous rogue you wished you could build with the bard, and I'm certain the Trickster will have all that covered and then some.  I want the Trickster something fierce.  Kiss
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« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2009, 03:53:47 AM »

the Halfling Outrider absolutely stylish, absolutely useless

If you read it carefully you'll see it advances BOTH paladin and druid companions.  So if you have natural bond [which combines a paladin mount and a druid companion] you can have a truly horrific buddy - My halfling had a >30 hit dice wardog with str in the 40's....

Back to the question at hand - most of the classes I like are for power reasons rather then stylistic ones, I'll give it some thought.  Though I did always like the Ur-Priest, styling and powerful.




true but if you want to play a ranger, an archer on horseback and not a palladin or druid  you have to boost your mounts strengh with feats, which leaves little feats to improve other fighting capabilities...
by the way in my opinion that's one of the major strenghs of spycraft/mastercraft: even if you specialise you char say on ranged combat, that doesn't mean he sucks completely in melee combat.
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