Add NPC to the Nexus: "Choose your Alignment."

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Add NPC to the Nexus: "Choose your Alignment."

Unread post by kitteninablender » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:13 pm

So a lot of people have talked in Discord about loving the idea of a Fallen Paladin. A Paladin who fell from grace, etc.

So here's an idea for doing such, without requiring a DM to change alignment:

An NPC, in the Nexus. Just like the Spellswapper Djinni, can only be used a certain number of times per RCR or one within a matter of X amount of time.

And allows you to shift your alignment ONE Axis.

For example: If you are a Paladin, and you wish to take levels in Blackguard, you must use the NPC TWICE. Once to become Lawful Neutral...as you descend. The next to become actual evil.

Put a period of a real-life week between uses, to force the character to actually RP the transition from Good to Evil in real-time.

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Unread post by Agog_Fr » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:25 pm

I am completely opposed to anything that goes against hardcore RP and DM application.

Moving from paladin to fallen paladin and then black knight or whatever must be a DM-supervised process for me.

For me, if a PC plays a paladin then becomes a fallen paladin, AND that it reconverted itself in the evil industry, there a DM can possibly intervene with a reroll.
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Unread post by Steve » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:00 pm

I can't wait to build my Bardic Monk! :twisted:

But seriously, this won't ever happen, because it will open up powwrbuilds and kooky RP that would annoy.
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Unread post by Tanlaus » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:38 pm

I sympathize with the OP. Thought about starting a character that was evil who slowly found redemption over time and became good. But it’s a long process that would probably require too much DM time when there is an entire player base to take care of. So would an NPC be convenient? Yes.

But ultimately I also agree with everyone else. It opens the door for all kinds of kookieness. And you can justify anything with rp...

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Unread post by chambordini » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:08 pm

I mean, technically speaking we could probably invalidate all the characters with illegal class and mechanics combinations, like a paladin warlock or something, but I tend to think it's more trouble than it's worth and the DMs are going to want to reserve that faculty for properly moderated role playing contexts.

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Unread post by Blackman D » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:55 am

the reasons why you want it are unfortunately the same reasons why it is not a thing and why alignment shifts were removed from quests, because people would just grind the shifts and do the same thing the long way
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Unread post by kitteninablender » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:24 pm

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Re: Add NPC to the Nexus: "Choose your Alignment."

Unread post by Young Werther » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:23 pm

Fallen paladin levels are pretty bad since you lose all your abilities or you're supposed to anyway. A less active way of making a fallen paladin would be rerolling into fighter or blackguard rather than have dead paladin levels scripted in. And who wants a less than optimal build with dead paladin levels? (Probably one of you Heavy Role-players would)

My ego would like there to be bard/paladins so I can avoid buying power attack and cleave inna build.
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