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- "A D&D Wikian": A badge I shall from henceforth wear proudly (having hithertofore buried it deep in the shadows at the bottom of my garden). A welcoming community indeed. --Arohanui 20:01, 4 January 2008 (MST)
- Uh... Hard to tell if that was sarcasm or not :S. Wow, weird. --Green Dragon 21:47, 4 January 2008 (MST)
- Duh. Please excuse me, in addition to being a major noob, I'm also an Aspie. Just let me know if I'm not being clear. It was utterly sincere. Arohanui 01:29, 5 January 2008 (MST)
- I guess my point was that I've always had a yen for things D&D, but been embarrassed about it. I'm finally learning to embrace my inner geek. --Arohanui 12:04, 15 January 2008 (MST)
- :D I've always thought I had aspergers. I dont know how to get tested though. And I dunno what that would accomplish even if I did. How did you find out you were? How did you get tested? AUGH SO MANY QUESTIONS. Also hello! And welcome. I hope you like it here! And are you sure you were sincere? You really buried your badge in the bottom of your garden? :P --Othtim 12:24, 15 January 2008 (MST)
- Thanks for the welcome! I found I had AS after my nephew was diagnosed with it. I read up on it, and was shocked by how well it fit, how much of my (rather miserable) childhood it explained. I haven't been tested, but I'm planning to discuss it with my therapist later this week. I was utterly sincere. I guess I just came on a little strong. The burying was metaphorical, but no less real for that. --Arohanui 12:37, 15 January 2008 (MST)
- I'm really lucky in that the government pays for mine. --Arohanui 12:47, 15 January 2008 (MST)
Okay, I really am a total noob, and I'm having trouble finding any documentation regarding character creation, probably because it's lore y'all take for granted. Specifically I'd really like to know what "25 pt buy elite array (15 14 13 12 10 8) 4d6 in the Wikiworld Setting Char Creation advice page means. Can anyone give me a clue or three? --Arohanui 22:00, 15 January 2008 (MST)
- Sadly it is not OGC, so it cannot be present on D&D Wiki. Sorry about that. --Green Dragon 23:49, 16 January 2008 (MST)
- Thanks for that, GD; I think I've figured out at least the basics of the point buy business myself from other web resources (am I allowed to link to such point buy calculators here or is that not kosher?). I'm still not clear on elite arrays, but I'm guessing that's for DMs for NPCs anyway (fingers crossed). I'd buy a Player's Handbook if I could afford one, maybe I'll save up. I am getting a lot of enjoyment out of this, after all.
- Could you give me any hints regarding prestige vs epic classes or is that not OGC either? --Arohanui 04:58, 17 January 2008 (MST)
- I'll do that, and thanks for the link, it's very helpful. --Arohanui 13:23, 17 January 2008 (MST)
- No problem. --Green Dragon 00:35, 19 January 2008 (MST)
Awww! You popped into Tavern while I was there but stayed less than 1 minute? :-(
-- ben aka TogoGrandeSmials 12:55, 21 January 2008 (MST)
"Magician" and "Mage"
I don't like how you're using these general terms to describe specifics. I've always thought of "Magician" and "Mage" to be very general terms to describe arcane casters. Think "Mage of the Arcane Order", "Archmage", "Beholder Mage", "Elven High Mage", etc. There are 22 prestige classes that use "Mage" in their name. Wizards even has a book called "Complete Mage", if I recall correctly. "Magician" is also a word thats usually refers to "a practitioner of arcane magic". Wizards, Sorcerers, Loremasters, Necromancers - they are all magicians. It bothers me that you are using these extremely general terms. I mean, I know it's not really any of my business what you name your classes, but a arcane casting class named "Caster" or "Spellcaster" would bother me too. Is there some other name that's already common tongue that could be used? Just a thought. --Othtim 01:46, 18 February 2008 (MST)
- It's been difficult finding good names that scan well and are meaningful, but aren't already taken. I'm most open to suggestions! --Arohanui 01:49, 18 February 2008 (MST)
- Yeah I know what you mean. =/ I agree that it's difficult to create an interesting, memorable name that sums up the basics of a class in three words or less :S If I think of something rad ill put it here, I suppose. --Othtim 12:55, 18 February 2008 (MST)
- Cool, thanks for that. --Arohanui 14:14, 18 February 2008 (MST)
Maybe "Spellsmith"? "Runemaster"? I'd suggest "Arcane Forger" but that sounds a little shady. I have some other suggestions for the class if you'd like to hear them, Arohanui. -- Wonderer