Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The Trouble with Players!
Okay, so Greywulf said to post something about a class or a race we have troubles with. Unfortunately, I don't have trouble with any class or any race. I don't play enough to have any one class to give me grief. But I do have trouble with one aspect of the game.
I hate to say this, but I have trouble with players. The reason is, I'm very very liberal when it comes to being a DM. Liberal! I'd like to use new rules that I have and use them I must. One of my favorite rule sets to use is Advanced d20 Magic published by Guardians of Order (I don't know if the copyright has passed into the authors or not). Most players of 3.x complained when using the rule set. They complain that it uses too much math.
Excuse me? too much math? Are you men or are you mice? What is wrong with a little math? Why can't you add and subtract in your head? The bonuses to spellcasting do mount up that is true. Especially with Wish having a spellcasting DC of 101. (Wish is the most powerful spell in the entire game, apparently). I love this rule set and I plan on using it when I get my grubby mitts on the 4th Edition books. I'm convinced that the rule set is much better than Vancian or the 4th Edition powers set. Although some classes have to be tied to using the powers set (Psionic types and Warlocks mostly); the set works well since it copies the spellcasting you see in books and in anime. So players, standing rules, we use the Advanced d20 Magic rules. I love them, I really do. If you hate them, please note that I'm DM and if I say we use them to have the flavor of the campaign I want, then we will use them.