Sunday, January 27, 2008


Silly idea, so outdated etcetera.

I'm not a particularly good Dungeon Master, but I am quite up to date and I do have a keen understanding of the rules. Basically, I have a bachelor's degree on DMing. Possibly a master's degree.

Never-the-less, warts and all, I kind of do like the system. Still, I'd rather be playing.

In any case, a plot-device mage went *splat* a while ago, and AFAIK, his recovery tactic is contingent reincarnate.

Reincarnate is superior to other death recovery methods mainly due to the fact that
The magic of the spell creates an entirely new young adult body for the soul to inhabit from the natural elements at hand
Two days to Japan. Two more posts, then.


Benjamin A. said...


Do you roll the dice for what kind of character results, or does the GM get to pick?

If it's the GM's pick, it's not surprising, but... if it was the dice, that's quite funny. ^^ Male gnome archmage? Reincarnate... Dice picks female human archmage.

Good job on translating the attire.

Esa Karjalainen said...

In this case, since it's a NPC, yes. However, you'd usually roll dice.

Shenanigans. My 3.0 edition Rogue reincarnated as a wolverine. Crazy stat boosts, although he did immediately agree to be polymorphed back to an elf.

3.5 Reincarnation table is much more boring - you usually get one of the base races.

The big benefit from that tactic over raise or resurrect, is that you're young again.

Benjamin A. said...

So you COULD make Doctor Who in a D&D game. :D

Esa Karjalainen said...

With enough splatbooks, you can do ANYTHING in DnD.