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[ToB] Discipline Swaping
« on: December 21, 2009, 02:24:06 AM »
I'm considering this for my main game I play -- I'm already putting it into play with my girlfriend's solo game to test it out though, but as play hasn't started yet I don't know -- allowing a martial class to swap one discipline for another. For example, a warblade could swap white raven for devoted spirit or tiger claw for shadow hand. You make the choice at your first level of a martial class and it can't be rebuilt, retrained or jinkered with anyway -- essentially it creates another standard class that's slightly different. And you'd only be able to do it once -- you couldn't have shadow hand crusader and devoted spirit warblade.

What does BG think? Make it a feat? Or what should I do?

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Re: [ToB] Discipline Swaping
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009, 03:54:40 AM »
Probably considering it as a ACF would be most appropriate.

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Re: [ToB] Discipline Swaping
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009, 03:58:58 AM »
Let's see. You'd have to keep a discipline's favored skill in mind as well.

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Re: [ToB] Discipline Swaping
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 01:51:04 PM »
Also bear in mind that some disciplines are more powerful than others, mostly the class-exclusive ones (see the ToB for dummies thread for info).
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Re: [ToB] Discipline Swaping
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 02:45:09 PM »
This I know, which is why I asked for opinions. Obviously trading for Devoted Spirit/Iron Heart/Diamond Mind is more beneficial than Setting Sun. However, a player might want to play a warblade or crusader who studied the Setting Sun school. Or a warblade with some ninja trickery (Shadow Hand) or a swordsage that heals himself in combat (Devoted Spirit).

I'll hold off until my girlfriend starts playing with her Devoted Spirit Warblade.

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Re: [ToB] Discipline Swaping
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2009, 03:38:28 PM »
The easy answer could be to either rank the disciplines in order of power (semi subjective) or perhaps put them into three tiers of power (a little less subjective), and allow a trade for another discipline of equal or lower power.  Thus, you could trade Iron Heart for Shadow Hand if you really wanted, but not the other way around. 

If the person wanted, perhaps you'd let them trade two weaker disciplines for a higher level one.  This would be a boon two sword sages who get six disciplines, three or four of which are pretty crappy.  They could keep Diamond Mind and Tiger Claw and trade for any two of Devoted Spirit, White Raven, or Iron Heart.  Of course, at that point, they might as well play a warblade for the better chassis and recovery method! :p
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