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Pathfinder w/ Legends of Sorcery Magic System?
« on: August 17, 2011, 07:31:12 PM »
So first of all, hello everyone, first post on these forums! :D

So I've got a few questions, since I've used Legends of Sorcery but never used Pathfinder.

Are the limits placed on casters in Legends of Sorcery enough for a Pathfinder game. I ask this because I've heard that non-casters got better, but still not enough for some classes.

If you've used the system and have any houserules for Legends of Sorcery that may help, that'd be great too.

In case you don't know what Legends of Sorcery is I'll give a few points of it.
You gain a Base Magic Bonus to cast spells.
Spells have a DC based on level, you don't get spell slots.
Spell DC's are 15+(sp level*5) with various increases for armor, fatigue, casting from a book, etc.
You have a spell failure chance for rolling too low.
You have to "learn" spells, by making various checks to watch someone casting, read a scroll, read a book etc.

So that's about it. Like I said, never ran Pathfinder before, but I'm planning on it, and I know my players like Legends of Sorcery, but hated the way martial characters lagged behind, so any advice on both systems together would be nice :)

---Also, if anyone knows of any threads on any forums about other people using Legends of Sorcery I'd appreciate any links, I have yet to find anyone else using the system, which is a shame because it has a lot of potential!

Thanks for your time :D


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Re: Pathfinder w/ Legends of Sorcery Magic System?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2011, 09:08:31 AM »
Hmm, not sure without having played with Legends before, but using the PF-only spells helps a bit(they shanked some of the worst offenders like Polymorph, but casters are fundamentally high up).

The PF martial classes do tend to do their job somewhat better though, so the gap isn't as large. In combat. Out of combat, it depends on the class, some have decent skills, but most of that angle remains limited. So...just broaden their skills where you can to match their ability focuses so they don't sit out non-combats.
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Re: Pathfinder w/ Legends of Sorcery Magic System?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011, 11:31:33 PM »
I have been using Pathfinder spells, and they help a lot. So I think between Pathfinder and Legends...I think it should balance it out pretty well. With the addition that non-casting classes can learn some spells if they really want, I think the balance issue should resolve itself :) thanks for the input!