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    Default Potpourri Creation Contest Chat Thread

    This is the chat thread!

    Current Contest is: Contest V: Check Yourself
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    Past Contests:
    Contest I: Leaving a Legacy
    Contest II: Substitution Levels
    Contest III: Salazar's Spellbook Supreme
    Contest IV: Origin of Species

    Also be sure to check out ErrantX's regular PrC creation competitions, as well as The Vorpal Tribble's Monster creation competitions!
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    So...would I have to follow the rules for creating a Legacy Weapon as found in the book? Or could I just create a weapon that levels up appropriately, but fill it with my own abilities and balancing requirements, to actually come up with something worthwhile (legacy weapons as written pretty much suck)?

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    This new contest sounds fun, and I hall have to look into it when finals are done.
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    Default Re: Potpourri Creation Contest Chat Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn_In_Tonic View Post
    So...would I have to follow the rules for creating a Legacy Weapon as found in the book? Or could I just create a weapon that levels up appropriately, but fill it with my own abilities and balancing requirements, to actually come up with something worthwhile (legacy weapons as written pretty much suck)?
    Oh goodness no. You're asking if you like, have to use their rules they provide for making your own? Like how they have those lists of abilities? No.

    The intention is, though, if you're making a legacy weapon, for you to do it the same way they've got legacy weapons currently set up, what with the requirements, and the rituals, and the penalties and such. But note that's just the intention, and D&D would suck if you had to do everything exactly as intended. Pretty much the only way I'd disqualify an entry is if someone's intentionally disregarding the rules, and entering a new Feather Token or some nonsense. Stretching the rules on what makes an acceptable entry is fine.

    Still, I personally would appreciate it if people don't stretch the rules just for the sake of stretching them, yeah? I don't want to have to bring down the hammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaTedinator View Post
    Oh goodness no. You're asking if you like, have to use their rules they provide for making your own? Like how they have those lists of abilities? No.

    The intention is, though, if you're making a legacy weapon, for you to do it the same way they've got legacy weapons currently set up, what with the requirements, and the rituals, and the penalties and such. But note that's just the intention, and D&D would suck if you had to do everything exactly as intended. Pretty much the only way I'd disqualify an entry is if someone's intentionally disregarding the rules, and entering a new Feather Token or some nonsense. Stretching the rules on what makes an acceptable entry is fine.

    Still, I personally would appreciate it if people don't stretch the rules just for the sake of stretching them, yeah? I don't want to have to bring down the hammer.
    But what if we make an artifact feather token?

    Seriously, though, it's good to see that we don't have to use the "suggested" tables in the back of Weapons of Legacy as long as we can throw together something appropriate in its place.


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    "See these cookies? Note how while good they taste sort of bland. Now try these, they're the same cookies but with chocolate chips added. Notice how with the second batch we expended slightly more ingredients but dramatically enhanced the flavor? That's metamagic."
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    Seriously, can we kill this misconception now? A wizard is never late, nor is he early. He shops for precisely what he means to.

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    Yeah, I completely forgot about all that nonsense. Sorry I didn't mention it originally.
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    Bump. We've got our first entry, and it's a good one! Keep 'em coming!
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    Aww...I wanted to make a Potpourri Golem

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    I find the voting categories to be brilliant!
    I won't be participating, but surely will be watching!
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    Default Re: Potpourri Creation Contest Chat Thread

    Lappy9000, there *are* plenty of magic items that turn into constructs. Like that rug of "welcoming" that animates all the tassles as whips to attack anyone who isn't welcome, or something.

    Which is to say, far be it from me to say you can't make an artifact bowl of potpourri that can perform various utility functions, one of which could be a defensive golem!

    And Jogi, thank you! I tried to make them good ones, so it's nice of you to say that.
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    Hmm, I do need a Legacy Weapon for my homebrew martial discipline.

    Is it acceptable if the Legacy Weapon created might require a quick skim over another piece of homebrew?
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    Perfectly acceptable! However, I'd suggest possibly quoting any especially relevant tidbits in the writeup, just in the interest of making it easier to read for anyone who's voting.
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    Hahahahahaha, Haarkla, I approve. Also, given lack of entries - probably my fault, picking a less-used sourcebook as the theme - I'm considering extending the deadline to May 31st. Does anyone have any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaTedinator View Post
    Hahahahahaha, Haarkla, I approve. Also, given lack of entries - probably my fault, picking a less-used sourcebook as the theme - I'm considering extending the deadline to May 31st. Does anyone have any thoughts?
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    No objections to an extension, though I'm glad I didn't know it was a possibility or I probably wouldn't have finished mine today.

    I realize my "weapon" of legacy isn't, strictly speaking, a weapon, but its legacy was founded by a champion of a martial discipline based around grappling and I liked this better than a mancatcher or a set of scorpion claws.
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    Wow, I was working under the assumption that the deadline was the 31st. Hopefully, I can get everything in order between this contest and the current PrC contest before their respective end dates.


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    Yeah, I'm not really sure what possessed me to make it less than a month. Oh well. Hindsight is 20/20!

    And looks good, playswithfire! Looking forward to your entry, Thrice Dead Cat!
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    So, I may or may not have been incredibly lazy after exams this year. However, it's looking like I've got enough inspiration to mow through my intended Graft of Legacy within the remaining ~48 hours.

    Also, bump.


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    Sounds good! I've done plenty well in similar situations. Looking forward to seeing it!
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    I've had the basic idea for a while, I just need to dump everything down into a solid mold. I blame the source material for liquidizing everything up until this point.

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    Congrats, Hyooz, on winning all three categories! Big win!

    Next contest is up! This time I just went with a simple, descriptive title rather than trying to come up with something creative. I figure, if I'm gonna be changing what's being created each month, it should be easy for people to see what's being made this time.
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    Hmm...

    I'll do Warforged Barbarian.
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    Oooooh, damn. I know I've had ideas for substitution levels, but I can't think of anything right now. Time to go dig through some books to see if I can't spark those ideas.


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    Ooo... sweet. This'll be a ton of fun.

    Current Contest Entries:

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    Base Class Contest: Altar of Naught - The Nihilist

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    Good, I'm glad you all like it! Hopefully this theme will appeal to more people.
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    I'm interested. Haven't settled on an idea yet, but I'm stewing around a few schemes.

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    DaTedinator, I suggest you put links to your contest and the chat thread in your sig, just like ErrantX. It would be convenient.

    (EDIT: I am apparently blind, but the chat thread would be nice too.)

    I have an idea, and it may be up today.
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    Hey, substitution levels would be a perfect way to use the class features I've had bouncing around in my head all week!
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    I have my entry up. It needs some more fluff and some balance tweaks, but it for the most part is finished.
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    Default Re: Potpourri Creation Contest Chat Thread

    My entry, or at least the first of my set of entries, is up. With teaser titles for the rest of the set.

    Current Contest Entries:

    Prestige Class Contest: In the Shadows -The Ghost Wyrm

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