October 17th, 2003

Everyone has their own reasons for using the internet

and some of us don't use the internet for the same reasons.

I would just like to announce that when I made a post looking for players for my tabletop D&D game in this community I was never flamed, I was never told that I shouldn't do it, and I managed to get a new player to my group and meet a cool new friend. (Oh yeah, don't bother looking for my original post, I deleted it once I got enough players for my group.)

Personally, I use the internet to meet new people and communicate. If it hadn't been for this community and livejournal I never would've met the players that are in my gaming group.

I don't think there's anything wrong with posting for your gaming group or looking for playtesters for an RPG in a community called "roleplayers"
if you don't like reading the posts, do what I do: ignore them and don't read them

With that opinion in mind, I would like to point out that I agree with silentclarity's actions regarding repeated postings

instead of a debate, how about some advice?

I'm trying to make a prestige class specifically for a ruler of a kingdom
something generic that could apply to a character being the king of a country or the governor of a province or the baron of a castle
I wanted to make one for good-aligned characters (the Samaritan) and evil ones as well (the Enforcer) but I'm having a hard time coming up with unique abilities for a regent character

my original idea was that the Enforcer would be able skilled at swaying public opinion to be apathetic to his rule and allow him to revel in tyranny, and the Samaritan would be a beneficial ruler whose people would prosper with personal freedom, but I'm finding this doesn't work very well when they oppose each other
but now I'm just trying to make a generalized Regent prestige class
I've still only got a few special abilities, basically things that allow the ruler to sway the loyalty of his citizenry, make maintainance costs for running his kingdom cheaper and removal of certain penalties to his Leadership score

any thoughts? ideas? comments?

p.s.- I'm basing alot of this off of rules from the 2nd edition Birthright setting, but the class is being written up using the 3.5 books, I will post the finished class here when I've finished it