Talk:The Elder Scrolls (5e Campaign Setting)/Dragon Shouts

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Skyrim Dragonborn[edit]

This has the same name as one of the races in the book. Also some of the Standing Stones and Shouts are really unbalanced, particularly the unlocking one, as it seriously devalues any rogues or other users of Thieves' Tools. As for Quiet Shout, what qualifies as "sneaking?" SirSprinkles (talk) 00:20, 29 February 2016 (MST)

I see this time and time again when someone tries to adapt a single-player videogame character into a tabletop RPG. Marasmusine (talk) 02:31, 3 April 2016 (MDT)
How many targets can the Storm Voice hit? Also, Marked for Death decreasing AC AND dealing damage is very overpowered. What kind of damage does Marked for Death deal? Necrotic? Psychic? Most of these shouts are unbalanced or overpowered in some way. Dragon rend is too specific (only works on dragons in flight) and Clear Skies is next to useless (no explanation for what it does). Slow Time is pretty much the spell Slow. What happens when a target is frozen by Ice Form? What does Ice Form even do? Is it damage for melee attackers? Is it a ranged attack? Is it a physical attack? What are the "rings of ice/fire" in the Fire Breath and Frost Breath shouts? And why do they deal damage as spheres instead of cones or lines? Also, Become Ethereal is immunity to everything for a turn starting at seventh level, and there's no explanation as for what being "recognised as ethereal" means. How far do you dash with the Whirlwind Dash? You never explain what Dragon Souls are used for, and the limits on Dragon Shouts, specifically the frequency SirSprinkles (talk) 17:27, 1 March 2016 (MST)
I think there is a conceptual problem in that the Skyrim dragonborn is a "chosen one", as is typical in CRPGs, and the shouts are rewards rather than unlocked by level, So this would be better as a set of powers granted on top of the player's normal class (either through feats or through alternative rewards per DMG) Marasmusine (talk) 02:29, 3 April 2016 (MDT)
The major problem here is that there are no game mechanics. The idea is not terrible, but there is just no way to use this. --Green Dragon (talk) 05:31, 3 June 2016 (MDT)

I feel that Call Dragon’s words of power don’t make very much sense, as, in the game, the words of power for Call Dragon is OD - AH - VIING, which is the name of the dragon you summon. But in this, any dragon is summoned, so it would make more sense for it to be something like YAH - DOV - AH; Seek Dragon Hunter. --Kanon (talk) 16:54, 16 June 2020 (MDT)

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