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Expansion and Prestige Classes thread

RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazedby the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
edited October 2006 in Critical Failures
There are a good number of prestige and alternate/expansion classes available out there for D&D. This thread is for the discussion of them, to help those with a limited understanding of them know more about them and how they work.

For instance, one of the players in the current campaign I'm running has approached me about multiclassing into a Dragon Shaman, a class introduced in the PHB2. He lent me the book, and although I haven't had a chance to read about them much yet, I'm intrigued by the idea, but cautious. Wikipedia has a good article about them, but I'm curious as to experience other players or DMs have had with this particular class. Are they far too powerful? Broken somehow? I'd like to introduce the class carefully, using story events, since it is such a radical departure from his half-orc fighter character as it stands already, but I'm wary about adding something so different from the basic classes I'm used to without a good understanding of it.

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  • ClawshrimpyClawshrimpy Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    We had a Knight in our Group once, PHB2 is..... interesting.

    DM: Hmm, lets send this nasty Ogre to kill that Wizard.

    Knight: *challenges ogre* LOL ME GAIN AGGROS RAWR!

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  • ArdentArdent Down UpsideRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    PHB2 classes should be considered more refined variants on existing paths to power. Whether or not they're "more powerful" is up to the canniness of the player in question. Potentially they can ruin a campaign composed entirely of "baseline classes," because the other players will be wondering why they didn't think to take one of the PHB2 classes that gets 75% of the stuff their class gets, plus another 25-50% of what another class gets.

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    The Knight's abilities take a step into the realm of DND = Video Game that I'm just not comfortable with.

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