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Jamallo Kreen
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 27 Aug 2008 :  15:00:26  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Those darned, cunning PCs!


<grumble> Thank you, Sean.





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Jamallo Kreen
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 27 Aug 2008 :  18:26:00  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sean, I have another question for you which you are probably the best one to answer since you have gone to Paizo:

In REAL D&D, what is the current list of spells which may be made Permanent? Given the number of spells added in recent years, I hope that the list has been expanded since 2003!





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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 27 Aug 2008 :  18:37:46  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here's the 3.5 SRD for the Permanency spell.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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seankreynolds
Forgotten Realms Designer

USA
88 Posts

Posted - 28 Aug 2008 :  03:24:12  Show Profile  Visit seankreynolds's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yeah, I'm not really the best person to answer that anymore, mainly as (1) I haven't worked for Wizards in 5 years and I don't know if they've updated the official list, and (2) Paizo hasn't had a license to produce official D&D stuff in about a year now, so....
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Purple Dragon Knight
Master of Realmslore

Canada
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Posted - 28 Aug 2008 :  05:42:08  Show Profile  Click to see Purple Dragon Knight's MSN Messenger address Send Purple Dragon Knight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm not Sean, but I've DMed the whole spectrum, from 1st level to mid-20s, and I'd say the SRD permanency list is the official one. Anything that came later (Spell Compendium, etc.) had spells designed within their own individual framework, and unless the spell description states you can make it permanent (I don't recall seeing any such Spell Compendium spell), then they are not.
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Jamallo Kreen
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USA
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Posted - 28 Aug 2008 :  06:29:34  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The SRD list, alas, is precisely the same information which was published five years ago, and which ought to have been greatly expanded, given the considerable number of twenty-five to forty-dollar rulebooks (all with new spells) published since 2003. If the Permanency list has never been updated beyond what's available for free on the Internet, I will be disappointed, to say the least. But that, also alas, is something which I have come to expect in the past five years: disappointment. Curiously, five years ago was when Sean left. Is it a coincidence that the game has run steadily downhill since then? *sigh*

I think I'll ask on the Mongoose boards. They've published a large number of OGL spells since 2000. If they don't have an updated list, it may indeed be that spell designers have just included information on making permanent any spell which they thought has merited permanency. That there have been few, if any, such spells says a lot about how unnecessary most of them have been. In my opinion.




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Edited by - Jamallo Kreen on 28 Aug 2008 06:38:45
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seankreynolds
Forgotten Realms Designer

USA
88 Posts

Posted - 28 Aug 2008 :  08:30:53  Show Profile  Visit seankreynolds's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Didn't we add a few in Magic of Faerūn?
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sfdragon
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 28 Aug 2008 :  08:39:12  Show Profile Send sfdragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
hey i have a question for you Mr. Reynolds.
can you see about removing the LA and ECL from the pathfinder races?

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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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 28 Aug 2008 :  14:44:03  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Indeed, the SRD Permanency is official, but SRD was never updated for other sourcebooks, because it's supposed to be the basic rules and such of the game. New spells published in other books did indeed say if they could be made permanent or not, but there's no list of those spells published. You basically have to go on a spell by spell basis.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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seankreynolds
Forgotten Realms Designer

USA
88 Posts

Posted - 28 Aug 2008 :  17:39:06  Show Profile  Visit seankreynolds's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'll have to read up on what Pathfinder is doing for LA/ECL races. Right now the main focus is on the PH stuff. :)
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Rolindin
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Posted - 19 Nov 2008 :  09:28:06  Show Profile  Visit Rolindin's Homepage Send Rolindin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If you don't mind did you work on the node's in the Champion of Ruin fr book?

And if you did, was there other node feats, and spells left out?
If therer was could you share them with the rest of us?
Lay lines, was they though about when the node's parts were done.

To me the node's and lay lines are connected in many ways.
Such as you would find nodes along lay lines, and maybe even lay lines being some kind of connection between nodes.
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seankreynolds
Forgotten Realms Designer

USA
88 Posts

Posted - 19 Nov 2008 :  15:33:36  Show Profile  Visit seankreynolds's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I had nothing to do with Champions of Ruin, sorry!
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Purple Dragon Knight
Master of Realmslore

Canada
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Posted - 20 Nov 2008 :  01:43:14  Show Profile  Click to see Purple Dragon Knight's MSN Messenger address Send Purple Dragon Knight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by seankreynolds

I had nothing to do with Champions of Ruin, sorry!

LOL!
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Joran Nobleheart
Senior Scribe

USA
489 Posts

Posted - 14 Jul 2010 :  07:46:12  Show Profile  Visit Joran Nobleheart's Homepage Send Joran Nobleheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello! I was just wondering if Anger of Angels would get a conversion to Pathfinder. I really like the book and how it's presented, and would gladly get another copy if so. Thank you for your time and all your hard work!

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seankreynolds
Forgotten Realms Designer

USA
88 Posts

Posted - 14 Jul 2010 :  07:57:14  Show Profile  Visit seankreynolds's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I don't have plans to do a complete PFRPG conversion, though I plan to update some elements of it in an adventure I'm working on that uses angels a lot.
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Joran Nobleheart
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USA
489 Posts

Posted - 14 Jul 2010 :  08:54:06  Show Profile  Visit Joran Nobleheart's Homepage Send Joran Nobleheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I hope you'll post the name of the adventure here when it's ready, sir. And thank you for such a quick reply. May I ask how you were able to take so much information from so many different sources and put them into game terms? I'd be interested to hear anything you might like to say about the book, actually, and the adventure you're working on, if you're able to. Thank you again!

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seankreynolds
Forgotten Realms Designer

USA
88 Posts

Posted - 14 Jul 2010 :  08:58:31  Show Profile  Visit seankreynolds's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Heh, it's "Baby With the Bathwater," and here's a link: http://www.seankreynolds.com/skrg/products/010BWTB/bwtb.html

As for your question, I've always been interested in weird Judeo-Christian lore, and the role of angels in particular. So I've been collecting info on that topic for years, and Monte and Sue gave me the opportunity to write it all down in one book. :)

I also enjoyed running two different In Nomine campaigns (from Steve Jackson Games), and that partly inspired me to make a set of PC-playable races. :)
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Duneth Despana
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Belgium
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Posted - 23 Jan 2015 :  14:26:44  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey! I believe it's the first time I post in your thread, so first of all a great thank you (!!!) for your contribution to the Realms. I have a somewhat crunchy question, so do tell me if this is the wrong place to post it. It's in regards to the elfshadow special ability of the moonblade in magic of faerūn. I now realise that even if you're credited on the book, you might not have written that particular bit. Sorry. I would love your input nonetheless.
What happens if the elfshadow dies? (Is it like the shadow companion of the shadowdancer? i.e. 30 days before it can be called upon again) and what would be the enhancement bonus of the elfshadow weapon special quality (as in 'keen' is equivalent to a '+1'. What is 'elfshadow' equivalent to?). Thanks in advance.

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Fellfire
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Posted - 23 Jan 2015 :  16:55:19  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by seankreynolds

As for your question, I've always been interested in weird Judeo-Christian lore, and the role of angels in particular. So I've been collecting info on that topic for years, and Monte and Sue gave me the opportunity to write it all down in one book. :)




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seankreynolds
Forgotten Realms Designer

USA
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Posted - 23 Jan 2015 :  18:14:45  Show Profile  Visit seankreynolds's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Duneth Despana, thanks for your nice words.
I don't remember who worked on that part of the book. Parts of that chapter do seem familiar, but it was ten years ago and I haven't looked at it in a long time. :) Reading over the text now, yes, I'd treat it like the shadowdancer's pet shadow, and require 30 days before you could call upon it again.
As for the cost, I think it would be a special case where it's not a plus-based cost, it's more like an intelligent weapon special ability (a "flat" gp cost). What price it should be, I don't know offhand (we were more fast-and-loose about some things back then and we should have listed a cost), especially as I woke up about 30 minutes ago.
I also must say that I haven't read any new FR books since the last one I wrote, so Wizards may have since published an updated version of this weapon and given more details about how the elfshadow ability works.
Thanks again!
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Duneth Despana
Learned Scribe

Belgium
243 Posts

Posted - 25 Jan 2015 :  17:46:08  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I believe the only other time the elfshadow special ability has been statted was in Elves of Evermeet. Concerning nice words, you're very much welcome as I believe they are more than well deserved (beyond the published sourcebooks and Wotc web content, I still often use stuff even from your personal site. Aronar Thaeglos is currently a villain in the campaign I run).

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Barastir
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Brazil
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Posted - 26 Jan 2015 :  15:17:04  Show Profile  Click to see Barastir's MSN Messenger address Send Barastir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Duneth,

The elfshadow is a creation of Elaine Cunningham, although she didn't work in its game conversion, I think she can answer you better. I think the elfshadow disappears and can be summoned some time later (in a simplist view of the elfshadow ability), but once again, she will have the definitive answer.

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Duneth Despana
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Belgium
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Posted - 21 May 2015 :  23:00:26  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
WELCOME BACK ^_^ !!!

« There is no overriding « epic » in the Realms, but rather a large number of stories, adventures, and encounters going on all the time. [...]. Each creative mind adds to the base, creating, defining, and making their contribution to the rich diversity of the Realms. [...]. But Ed built the stage upon which all the plays are presented. Thanks Ed. » -FR Comic no.1
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Barastir
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Brazil
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Posted - 19 Jun 2016 :  13:37:27  Show Profile  Click to see Barastir's MSN Messenger address Send Barastir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mr. Reynolds, I'd have a question to Mr. Carl Sargent, about an article in Dragon Magazine related to his wonderful work on 2e Monster Mythology, but I've seen a lot of rumors saying he is not accessible, but one of them says you are friends with him. Can you help me with the question or with contacting Mr. Sargent?

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Let your deeds speak your intentions.
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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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Posted - 19 Jun 2016 :  14:44:53  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sean is on the record as stating that the information that he provided regarding Carl Sargent was provided to him second-hand by TSR employees. He has no contact with Carl Sargent and has no knowledge of his current status or whereabouts.

-- George Krashos

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