User talk:Gold Dragon
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I was wondering if someone had or wanted to make a variant that fixes in my opinion one of the biggest flaws in D&D? Which is for example a Druid Elf has lived in the forest there whole life, why would they know all the common weapons? Why would they not know the elvish weapons(exotic)? if they are what they were raised with? they would not know all the "Common Weapons"? just wondering if any one had any Ideas or Opinions. --Gold Dragon 15:55, 26 February 2007 (MST)
- First, an elven druid only knows how to use the club, dagger, dart, quarterstaff, scimitar, sickle, shortspear, sling, and spear (from the druid class) and longsword, rapier, and long/shortbow (from elven heritage). The rationale for other classes, however, that learn an entire group (e.g. simple weapons, martial weapons, etc.) is that the weapons from the group all use similar tactical knowledge. After learning to use a longsword proficiently, for example, any character would easily be able to pick up a scimitar, short sword, handaxe, or halberd and pretty much know how to use it (the same basic principles of invitation, line closure, parrying and riposting, counterattacks, distance, and time all still apply). The same applies to simple weapons; with the requisite amount of training in a light crossbow, most characters would understand enough about combat to easily pick up and use a sap or mace. Some weapons are never intuitively understandable, and these require the Exotic Weapon Proficiency feat. Further, any advanced training in a weapon (e.g. if your Elf Druid solely came into contact with rapiers and excellent in their study) is represented by the Weapon Focus feat, which indicates a deep level of understanding about how a certain type of weapon handles and a higher than average proficiency with it. I hope this rather lengthy answer adequately responds to your question.
- To recap, classes and races give you proficiency with weapon groups you have been exposed to (that use the same general martial principles). Some weapons are too odd to fit into these groups, and they require the Exotic Weapon proficiency. Advanced training in a specific weapon is represented by the Weapon Focus or Weapon Finesse feat.
- —EldritchNumen 19:40, 26 February 2007 (MST)
- Should i have to waste a feat? to get it? --Gold Dragon 08:11, 7 March 2007 (MST)
- Well... yes. Feats indicate one-time, specialized training, such as that necessary to master any sort of weapon (beyond simple weapons, the tactics of which are so simple that virtually anyone who has ever been exposed to them can understand their use). —EldritchNumen 11:45, 8 March 2007 (MST)
The recent movie 300 has made me wonder does any one have or have any ideas for a spartan class?--Gold Dragon 19:06, 12 March 2007 (MDT)
- Does any one have any ideas for this class? --Green Dragon 23:57, 12 March 2007 (MDT)
Where are you? I'm expecting a post from you on salin and discussion of your character in the tavern! Get you tuckus online! -Valentine the Rogue 23:25, 18 January 2009 (MST)