Started by weaselheart, March 15, 2010, 08:32:23 PM
Quote from: Eero Tuovinen on March 16, 2010, 05:08:21 PMIn principle there is nothing, except perhaps player preferences, preventing one from playing and enjoying a game where your character loses all the time...
Quote from: Eero Tuovinen on March 16, 2010, 05:08:21 PMThe real question is not whether Conan is underpowered in Sorcerer, but whether Sorcerer promises or should deliver equal power to all character concepts.
Quote from: jburneko on March 15, 2010, 09:23:39 PMIn other words the "fighter only" compensates by being very smart and very dynamic.
Quote from: James_Nostack on March 16, 2010, 08:57:04 AMYou choose a lore-only guy for a very specific reason: you want to have a character who's working from a rules-mechanical disadvantage, but who isn't bogged down by having to manage a demon.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on March 17, 2010, 07:41:35 AM1. The dogpile. Let the guy talk before jumpin' on. As you all know, despite the fact that we are all different people participating in a discussion equally ... it doesn't seem that way to a new poster, it can seem more as if one is being confronted by a united phalanx.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on March 17, 2010, 07:41:35 AM2. No connection to actual play in the points being made. The concern here will not be addressed by abstractions or psychology, but by example.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on March 17, 2010, 07:41:35 AM3. Failure to distinguish between two levels of an issue. We have to concern ourselves with whether (a) there is a legitimate issue which Sorcerer contains a solution for, or (b) there is actually no legitimate issue and therefore the "lack" of a solution is not a problem.
Quote from: greyorm on March 17, 2010, 01:20:27 AMTo put a different spin on it: you're thinking about D&D when you're being offered Tolkien, and you're confusing them because of this.Consider: the Fellowship in LotR isn't all well-matched in terms of power, are they? Not at all! Heck, it is the two weakest characters in the entire group, in a D&D-kind of measure, who are the ones who destroy the One Ring and defeat Sauron. It is not the destined uber-warrior heir, the godling wizard, or the supernatural elven archer...all of whom had abilities and powers and skills far beyond a couple of run-of-the-mill midget farmers.