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Aravine
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Posted - 21 Apr 2008 :  17:45:33  Show Profile  Visit Aravine's Homepage Send Aravine a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Poll Question:
Which do you play more frequently?

Choices:

Arcane
Divine
Both
Other

(Anonymous Vote)

The brave don't live forever,the cautious don't live at all

Edited by - Aravine on 22 Apr 2008 14:55:11

Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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I think arcane, but I love playing divine, as well.

Also, note that I love playing bards, which would tip the scales a bit towards arcane, even though they aren't wizards.

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Edited by - Rinonalyrna Fathomlin on 21 Apr 2008 20:48:40
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I am a wizard playing fool!

With spells, they give you so many possible options...

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I played a number of clerics/specialty priests after Faiths & Avatars came out long ago, but with 3E, I will admit to loving the sorcerer for facility of play and ease of character building.

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Posted - 21 Apr 2008 :  21:08:34  Show Profile  Visit BARDOBARBAROS's Homepage Send BARDOBARBAROS a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Divine

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

I played a number of clerics/specialty priests after Faiths & Avatars came out long ago, but with 3E, I will admit to loving the sorcerer for facility of play and ease of character building.

SES



The sorcerer is the best thing to come out of 3E, thinks I.

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AlorinDawn
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Nearly all of my active characters are acrane casters of some sort. I just love magic, plain and simple. I have been playing some divine characters here and there, but overall arcane all the way.

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Arcane...

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quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

I played a number of clerics/specialty priests after Faiths & Avatars came out long ago, but with 3E, I will admit to loving the sorcerer for facility of play and ease of character building.

SES

I must admit, I was guilty of much the same when I first purchased F&A. There really were some great kits detailed within.

I've never really had any opportunity to play a 3e sorcerer however. And I'm not sure I'd want to. I still haven't brought the class into my FR as of yet, mostly because I haven't been able to settle on a suitable 'origin tale' for 3e sorcerers in the Realms. I do have 'sorcerer-like' NPCs, who possess strange "wild talent-like" abilities with magic, much like Ed's interpretation of sorcerers in 2e -- they just weren't called 'sorcerers.'

I suppose my take on 3e sorcerers in my FR would be very similar to what Ed outlined in Temptation of Elminster. I would probably establish a possible link between sorcerers and dragon/draconic bloodlines -- which hints at where the sorcerers get their dragonblood from. In the novel itself, it notes the dragonsblood experiments undertaken by Cordorlar, in the waning days of Netheril. In fact, I'd probably expand the scope a little, and suggest that other highly magical creatures also gained their own sorcerous abilities in much the same way.

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Pasta Fzoul
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I probably play the two almost almost equally; they're definitely my most-played classes. If I want an eccentric character, I'll play a wizard. I'll play a cleric if I come up with a particularly interesting interpretation of a given religion's dogma.
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where are the both and or other choices?

why is being a wizard like being a drow? both are likely to find a dagger in the back from a rival or one looking to further his own goals, fame and power


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Too late for me...now there's a "both" option. I would have checked that. I think in the long run, I play arcanes more frequently, but I doubt it'd be by much.

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
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I like to play both classes, but specialty priest are most-played class. I like playing specialty priest and believe in a minor good, because, this makes it easier to have great influence among the churches, and more respected.

When I an not a DM and I play evil characters, I usually create a Evil fanatic specialty priest, only healing believers and killing those who insults the goods. When playing Wizards, I usually specialize in a field conjuration, fire magic ore polymorph spells.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

Too late for me...now there's a "both" option. I would have checked that. I think in the long run, I play arcanes more frequently, but I doubt it'd be by much.



Sorry about that... I normally put that option in my polls to begin with. (Alignment was an exception)

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 22 Apr 2008 :  16:07:13  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Aravine

quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

Too late for me...now there's a "both" option. I would have checked that. I think in the long run, I play arcanes more frequently, but I doubt it'd be by much.



Sorry about that... I normally put that option in my polls to begin with. (Alignment was an exception)



It's OK.

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Posted - 23 Apr 2008 :  00:25:49  Show Profile  Visit Rory's Homepage Send Rory a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like the D&D cartoon sytle of the Wild Mage. Presto...
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quote:
Originally posted by Rory

I like the D&D cartoon sytle of the Wild Mage. Presto...



2E had a wild mage that I really liked. 3E had them, too, but the sheer chaos inherent in the 2E class was mostly stripped away. I've not seen a 3E wild mage class that I liked.

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I like both after reading the 2e players guide to the realms, where the story teller was a 1/2 elven cleric mage of Mystra.

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since there is now a both option, both but not both at once as i dont like the MT

why is being a wizard like being a drow? both are likely to find a dagger in the back from a rival or one looking to further his own goals, fame and power


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-I seem to always wind up a Cleric. Not that that's a bad thing...

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Arcane - but in a Bardic and not Wizardly way.
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Divine. If I were to play an arcane caster it would most likely be a bard.

You know, it just hit me, I think I have only seen two or three wizards PC's used through nearly twenty years of gaming. I have a feeling that that is slightly less than normal.
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Arcane.

Wizard in true RPG because of how flexible you can make a wizard with all the feat and spell options out there.

Sorcerer in NWN because there wasn't much flexibility available with the wizard, and the Charisma overlapped nicely with convincing people to do stuff for you.
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Arcane but I do have a Mystic Theurge floating around in a campaign.

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