Wynter's Paladin Supplement

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Wynter's Paladin Supplement

Post Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:51 am

I hope you guys will enjoy this.
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Re: Wynter's Paladin Supplement

Post Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:53 am

Oops, here is the .rtf I meant to post
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Re: Wynter's Paladin Supplement

Post Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:42 pm

Wynter.. It looks like you did exactly what I thought of doing when making the Paladin. Now this next comment is meant not just for you but for everyone. Right now your Pally looks to pretty close to the spirit of the Paladin in games past but I recently read a blog that thought the protection from evil and detect evil makes the paladin a bit overpowered compared to other classes and I had to agree the ability to detect evil ALL the time does do that.. Should the pally have some limits on these powers?
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Re: Wynter's Paladin Supplement

Post Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:00 pm

1e paladins had such powers, but one had to roll 17 CHA among other exceptional scores. That was were some balance was found.

I don't use Alignment and neither does BFRPG natively (although there is a supplement), so you might want to at least adjust your text to those who don't use alignment (as the core audience) with additional text to reflect the use of additional supplements. I had to do something like this when I wrote about Weapon Specialization use with some other Fighter Subclasses (from the supplement called Additional Fighting Sub-classes... one of those that have not become official).

Perhaps state, "Paladins exemplify the characteristics of faith, charity, purity, and benevolence. If a paladin fails to follow such behavior, they lose their status...blah blah blah. If the Game Master utilizes Alignment, such as mentioned in "Alignment: A Basic Fantasy Supplement", then Paladins should be lawful and good. If the Game Master utilizes other forms of alignment or allegiance rules, then the GM may modify or use slightly different models for their behavior.

Likewise, you may want to slightly alter the text of Detect Evil and Protection from Evil in a similar fashion. I think I wrote some appropriate text for Protection from Evil in the Quasi-Class entry for "Holy Characters" (of course, I think I wrote well there ;) )
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Re: Wynter's Paladin Supplement

Post Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:08 am

Wynter, dude... download LibreOffice. Seriously, it will make your life 100% better when doing stuff with us.

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Re: Wynter's Paladin Supplement

Post Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:30 am

Not OpenOffice......well.......... okay..... even though I have the Microsoft Suite I'll get Libre. What programs of LO should I get.
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Re: Wynter's Paladin Supplement

Post Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:01 pm

Just FYI, LibreOffice is OpenOffice.org. It's a long, sordid tale of corporate politics. If you have a version 3.x OpenOffice.org, just use that, it'll be okay.
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Re: Wynter's Paladin Supplement

Post Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:22 pm

*whew* for a second I was wait.. I am using Open Office!
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Re: Wynter's Paladin Supplement

Post Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:00 pm

What does Libre have that Microsoft Office Suite does not? Do I need to install the whole package or just their version of Word?
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Re: Wynter's Paladin Supplement

Post Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:10 am

You really don't install "part" of LibreOffice... it's an all-or-nothing deal. But you don't have to let it take over the Microsoft file types (it will ask as part of the installation) if you have actual Microsoft products to do the job.

It's just that MS Office doesn't particularly like Open Document format (the standardized format used by OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, and AbiWord). If you use LibreOffice exclusively when working on supplements for BFRPG, they will look and feel exactly like ours, and thus be acceptable for publication on the site.

You may also need some fonts; since you have MS Office, you probably already have Century Gothic, so Soutane and SoutaneBlack should be all you need. I have a revised copy of those fonts, corrected by a font guru just for us, which I can send you, but you'll need to email me (address below). I'll reply with the file.

Don't ask what he changed, or I'll have to go look it up.
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