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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #180 on: December 18, 2009, 01:22:23 PM »
Not all of it is here. I was talking about the original from Complete Warrior. Yours is way better. The only problem I have with your is it's too powerful. I mean, it's got two good saves, full BAB, no dead levels, and 4+INT skills? No class can compare to it.

Oooooh okay.  Misread that. 

Re: Power level.  I wasn't designing it to be on the same power level as most of hte melee classes.  I was aiming for a melee class people would want to play as much as CoDzilla.  Granted it's not at that level, but mebbe after a few more ki abilities...

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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #181 on: December 18, 2009, 01:42:22 PM »
Actually, I was referring to the Warblade's probably higher-than-average INT score, which adds to their REF save. Like Jaronk says, Will saves aren't THAT much of a problem for Iron Heart/Diamond Mind initiates.

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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #182 on: December 18, 2009, 03:22:41 PM »
Either my google fu is taking the day off, or a page I used to peek at is no longer.  Id swear there was a page I saw somewhere discussing legendary feats or abilities attributed to samurai, and I intended to go back to it for inspiration for ki abilities, but now i cant find the damn thing (or anything else like it).

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« Reply #183 on: December 19, 2009, 03:23:39 PM »
Winning an argument on the internet is like winning in the Special Olympics.  You won, but you're still retarded.

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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #184 on: December 19, 2009, 04:28:51 PM »
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Category:Samurai

Thanks IB, but they're mostly (very) brief biographies.  I'm trying to find the abilities attributed to the few individuals who are thought of as kensei, but unfortunately the term is used in so many games I'm having trouble doing searches anywhere.  Everything i click on is either an RPG or a video game, or about the Japanese Gods as opposed to legends of famous warriors.  kensei were basically any samurai with incredible skill with the sword (or unarmed fighting in the case of Okinawa) as well as great philosophers.  There weren't many of them apparently, and finding their stuff is a pain.

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« Reply #185 on: December 19, 2009, 10:03:06 PM »
Actually, I was referring to the Warblade's probably higher-than-average INT score, which adds to their REF save. Like Jaronk says, Will saves aren't THAT much of a problem for Iron Heart/Diamond Mind initiates.

Ah, right, there's that too.

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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #186 on: December 26, 2009, 10:11:36 AM »
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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #187 on: December 27, 2009, 12:24:52 PM »
3 new ki abilities, added Knowledge: War to skill list

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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #188 on: January 04, 2010, 02:08:20 PM »
Okay would you guys prefer unarmed combat as another form of military training, or as a PrC?  I'm told unarmed comabt was taught fairly widely.

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« Reply #189 on: January 04, 2010, 02:15:59 PM »
Okay would you guys prefer unarmed combat as another form of military training, or as a PrC?  I'm told unarmed comabt was taught fairly widely.

Yes, it should be incorporated in the baseclass, even, regardless of training. Adding in a training that enhances it would be even better. This really is a pet peeve of mine: every warrior in history (and in present) gets taught the basics of hand to hand, yet in RPGs, you always have to jump through hoops to be even remotely efficient in it, without focusing exclusively on it.

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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #190 on: January 05, 2010, 12:21:48 PM »
So what styles were around other than Te, Jujutsu, and Sumai at teh time?

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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #191 on: January 05, 2010, 12:54:14 PM »
So what styles were around other than Te, Jujutsu, and Sumai at teh time?

As far as class mechanics go, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just IUS, SIUS and Improved Grapple work nice.

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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #192 on: January 05, 2010, 03:08:02 PM »
I went with jujutsu.  Added it in as a Military Training thingie.

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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #193 on: January 07, 2010, 12:25:28 PM »
Added the Ex Samurai and Ex Ronin descriptions to their respective classes, and did some work on the Ronin as well. I need to hold off on the Ronin abilities/example NPC until I decide about Military Training. Do you guys prefer it the way it is similar to the Ranger combat focus? Or should I just make it a Bonus Feat at each applicable level form a list.

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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #194 on: January 09, 2010, 01:15:53 PM »
I haven't found a way to really make the Feats for Military training work as a Combat style the way I'd like to, and I think it kinda pigeonholes the Samurai a little too. So I changed the way it works a little. I can edit in more Feats as I add schools, as people request, or as I go through the books and find ones that fit appropriately.

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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #195 on: January 10, 2010, 12:18:42 PM »
Anyone know if they had locks in feudal japan?

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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #196 on: January 10, 2010, 12:30:21 PM »
Anyone know if they had locks in feudal japan?

Yes, they did.  I'll try to find a pic in a bit...

Not sure how old this one is, but this is the basic design.
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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #197 on: January 12, 2010, 10:58:43 AM »
Anyone know if they had locks in feudal japan?
....Are you refering to, like, on a door, or a lock like he can't move his arm anymore?

Sorry I've been gone for so long, kinda slipped my mind. The ki abilities look sick, good job!

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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #198 on: January 12, 2010, 12:26:02 PM »
Anyone know if they had locks in feudal japan?
....Are you refering to, like, on a door, or a lock like he can't move his arm anymore?

Sorry I've been gone for so long, kinda slipped my mind. The ki abilities look sick, good job!

Doors and such.

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Re: Samurai Poll
« Reply #199 on: January 14, 2010, 02:35:03 PM »
New class ability for Ronin up.