Ok, no offense. But how did this make the swap over?
There is no complete idea. No kind of tutorial. No final answer. And it is a Prestige Class which is game specific.
This is a question, not a submission. This belonged in the forum and should remain there.
I challenged it.
If nothing else it should be a "Help Me" and then deleted when he gets the answer because I don't see the value in promoting this kind of submission in the Citadel. I find it innappropriate when we have a forum for these kind of things. Go to Comment
Perhaps instead of only one and they are unaging, you could steal a concept from Buffy and they are reincarnated in a sense. A new Dracoran is being born all the time, or only in times of need. A dragon styled birthmark or the outline of wings on their back from the scales there could be a good indication of thier destiny.
BTW, my rule number one of an experienced DM is: Don't give yourself anything you don't want the players to have.
Your main character here is going to be quite cool and the center of attention at serveral points, obviously. The player are going to be dying to find out how they can be one too.
Maybe you could make a Player version that is much less powerful and have them be servants/ assistants to the bad ass unaging leader. One man cannot be everywhere, after all. I can't think of any reason the player version should ever be able to turn into a dragon, though. Just, Yikes!
The side effects of changing into a dragon should be dramatically intense, like severe weakness or helplessness or maybe uncontrolable rage once they change back to being a person. So they pop into a dragon, go bust something up and fight the good fight and all, then are in desperate need of rest, help or restraint. And who should happen to be around for one of these needful moments? The PC's perhaps? Go to Comment
I hadn't thought of a weaker player version. that has potential...
This does still leave the requirements problem. I was thinking that the sense motive skill and the ability to speak draconic would be two of the prereqs. I mean, how can you do the job if you can't tell who's lying to you or speak to the victims? Go to Comment
maybe turning into a dragon consumes a terrible energy and so he needs to return to some kind of holy place to meditate before turning back into a human and as their time as a dragon is limited they have to spend so much time of that time to return and if they dont get there in time they die or something terrible happens Go to Comment
I see this as an educational process. It shows process. Also we have often been able to "mine" good ideas out of bad posts.
It is moving beyond a mere prestige class post and is a useful idea, appropriately adapted.
I already pruned the worst out of the forums. Since nobody bothered to delete this one out of the forum for the YEARS it was there, I didn't think we would need to challange and delete it now. Go to Comment
If it looks like a Citadel post, smells like one, and walks like one, it is a citadel post. It has no place in the forum any longer.
Things like this should NOT GO IN THE FORUM for one of two things will happen.
1) It will sit there like a lump and do nothing but clutter the forum up. There is no mechanism or process to delete annoying posts.
2) If it is actually worked on and improved we get a&b
2a) It will sit there and never get moved into the citadel because the writer will never need to do it. So that leaves the onus upon moderators... and see #1
2b) There will be two posts duplicating each other, one in the forum and one in the Citadel. And that leaves a lump in the forum, see #1
Unless we want DILLIGENT FORUM MODERATORSHIP, which nobody wants (and nobody wants to do... even anal old me), if it looks like it could be a Citadel Post, it should go in the front page (in people's working/ need help section.
This will mean a change in our paradigm. This means we do not bag on such posts, despite the sport we take in it, it means you find something incomplete or just that bad... edit it to the member's working space and slap a Nobody can see it/ or the IN WORK REQUEST ADVICE (which in my mind is better). If it is "complete" and you find it unredeemable, kiss of death is a final end for it.
Of course, eventually much crap will then be tucked into people's in work request advice space... and that should be purged from time to time... especially for people that have not logged on in many a year. Thus we at least have the occasional dilligent moderatorship and nobody much sees the dirty laundry.
These posts will eventually be deleted from this item Go to Comment
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