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    Welcome, contestants, judges, and guests to Iron Chef XXVIII. Here in Optimization Colosseum, contestants will endeavor to create an optimized and flavorful character using a specified D&D3.5 prestige class as a "Secret Ingredient".

    Contestants: You will need to present a write-up of your build at at least one of the following points: 5th level, 10th level, 15th, 20th, and a "sweet spot" that you feel is the high point of the build, as well as presenting a fully-fleshed out 20-level build in the table below. Feel free to present as many of these as you like, and please give a rundown of the build's abilities and playability at all of the levels you didn't show. The rules are as follows:

    Menu: For most challenges, the "special ingredient" will be drawn from Core plus Completes. There will, from time to time, be special challenges that showcase secret ingredients from other books--for example, the XPH.
    32 point-buy is the presumed creation method, but we have generally allowed other levels of point-buy.
    If you do use a different point-buy, please make your case for its necessity in your entry. Keep in mind that for using exceptionally large or small point-buys may warrant deductions in elegance and/or power.

    Kitchen: Competitors will be free to use any official 3.5 rulebook in constructing their builds. Dragon magazine is disallowed, and Unearthed Arcana is allowed; but see Elegance below. Web-exclusive 3.0 or 3.5 materials by WotC are expressly allowed, but take care to verify that an updated version did not appear in print elsewhere, as this may cause an Elegance deduction at the judges' discretion. Alternate rule systems from UA such as gestalt are not allowed, as they create a different playing field. Also, item familiars are forbidden because I hate 'em. This comes up often enough to bear mention in the rules: Dragon Compendium is allowed.

    Cooking Time: Contestants will have until 11:59PM GMT on Friday, January 13th, 2012 to create their builds and PM them to the Chairman, Amphetryon. Builds will then be posted simultaneously, to avoid copying. Judges will have until 11:59PM GMT on Friday, January 27th, 2012 to judge the builds and submit their scores. If no judges have scored by that point, only the scores of the first judge to submit will be counted. If you do not have access to the current challenge's Secret Ingredient, please do not volunteer to judge this round.

    Judging: Judging will be based on the following criteria, with each build rated from 1 (very poor) to 5 (exemplary) in each area: Originality, Power, Elegance, Use of Secret Ingredient.
    Power level is up to you. Cheese is acceptable, but should be kept to a sane level unless you're showcasing a new TO build you've discovered. In the words of one of my predecessors, a little cheddar can be nice, but avoid the mature Gruyere unless you're making a cheese fondue.
    Elegance could bear a little elaboration. It basically measures how skillfully you put your build together, and whether you sacrificed flavor for power. We're cooking here - if your dish doesn't taste good, it doesn't matter how well-presented it is. Use of flaws is an automatic loss of one point per flaw in this category. Other things that will cause lost points here are excessive multiclassing, and classes that don't fit the concept - using Cloistered Cleric in a front-line melee fighter, for example, will lose you points. Please note the following change: a legal source's relative obscurity should not be considered as penalizing Elegance, excepting the aforementioned issues with Unearthed Arcana. Using too many sources may be an Elegance deduction at the judges' discretion, but a book's relative obscurity may not.
    Presentation: Builds will be posted anonymously, in order to avoid the potential of bias towards a particular competitor. For this reason, please don't put your name in the build, as I'm likely to miss it when reviewing the entries!
    Due to concerns about standardizing entry format, I'd like everyone to try to use the following table for their entry.
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    For other systems (Psionics, ToB, Incarnum, etc.) keep track of PP/maneuvers/essentia separately, preferably in a nice neat list.
    Speculation: Please don't post or speculate on possible builds until the "reveal," in order to avoid spoiling the surprise if a particular competitor is producing a build along those lines.

    Leadership is banned; we're producing a meal, not a seven-course banquet for a hundred diners. If your entry includes a prestige class or ACF that grants Leadership or a Leadership-like ability as a bonus feat, the feat should be ignored and is not eligible to be traded away for another feat of ACF through any means.

    So! Who wants to sign up as a contestant, and who wants to sign up as a judge? Looking for as many contestants and judges as feel like playing!

    This week's special ingredient is:
    Frostburn's Cryokineticist!
    We will have trophies for 1st through 3rd places, as well as a special trophy for honorable mention. The honorable mention prize is given to the most daring or unexpected build. Judges, contestants and guests alike are invited to vote for honorable mention via PM.

    Allez optimiser!

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    Iron Chef I: Entropomancer
    Iron Chef II: Psibond Agent
    Iron Chef III: Cancer Mage
    Iron Chef IV: Stonelord
    Iron Chef V: War Chanter
    Iron Chef VI: Master of Masks
    Iron Chef VII: Green Star Adept
    Iron Chef VIII: Pyrokineticist
    Iron Chef IX: Animal Lord
    Iron Chef X: Mythic Exemplar
    Iron Chef XI: Blade Bravo
    Iron Chef XII: War Mind
    Iron Chef XIII: Vigilante
    Iron Chef XIV: Seeker of the Song
    Iron Chef XV: Drunken Master
    Iron Chef XVI: Assassin
    Iron Chef XVII: Ardent Dilettante
    Iron Chef XVIII: Unseelie Dark Hunter
    Iron Chef XIX: Dread Pirate
    Iron Chef XX: Incandescent Champion
    Iron Chef XXI: Ghostwalker
    Iron Chef XXII: Dervish
    Iron Chef XXIII: Divine Crusader
    Iron Chef XXIV: Tactical Soldier
    Iron Chef XXV: Scion of Tem-Et-Nu
    Iron Chef XXVI: Shadowdancer
    Iron Chef XXVII: Mindbender
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    Interesting...psionics isn't my bag, but this could be an interesting secret ingredient.

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    Deadline is Friday the 13th -- how lucky.

    I'm shivering with anticipation to try something such a cool secret ingredient. I'm taking the mittens come off, but I hope to not receive an icy reception from the judges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dextercorvia View Post
    Deadline is Friday the 13th -- how lucky.

    I'm shivering with anticipation to try something such a cool secret ingredient. I'm taking the mittens come off, but I hope to not receive an icy reception from the judges.
    I saw what you did there.

    I may or may not be judging this round. Most likely though, I will just lurk and comment on what is going on.
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    I dunno, so far secret ingredient is striking me as very so-so.
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    As you've no doubt noticed, I've been unable to find someone interested in creating our trophies. Any of you with interest in that area or a friend with said interest, please let me know.
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    I'm participating, by the way...

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    This one makes me sad that realistically, I'm highly unlikely to have the time this really needs. If something changes at work, I'd probably come up with something, but being honest with myself, it's not very likely.

    Nifty ingredient, though. I approve.
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    wow... that is one of the worst prestige classes I have ever read...


    This will be interesting. I will try to compete. I need to mull it over and if I don't get hit with a clever idea for pulling that horrible monstrosity out of the fail zone then I will judge instead.

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    Huh. Nothing all that groundbreaking springs to mind right off the bat. Hopefully I come up with something, because I'd like to compete, but I'll have to think on this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotterdammerung View Post
    wow... that is one of the worst prestige classes I have ever read . . .
    Heh. I might regret saying this (on the off chance that I compete at all), but this isn't bad at all by IC standards. Compared to, say, Tactical Soldier? Offhand, it hardly looks bad at all. No, I expect some good things to come from this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaq View Post
    Heh. I might regret saying this (on the off chance that I compete at all), but this isn't bad at all by IC standards. Compared to, say, Tactical Soldier? Offhand, it hardly looks bad at all. No, I expect some good things to come from this.
    I only wish I had known about IC when you did tactical soldier. That is an easy one to work with. Without even thinking about it hard half elf 3 hexblade/2 paladin of slaughter/5 outcast champion/10 tactical soldier seems cool.


    But this class..... let me put it this way.This class makes me wish that authors signed their prestige classes... just so I would know where to send the hate mail.

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    I'm thinking this one is going to cause some people trouble in the Power department (especially if they take all 10 levels) seeing as it totally drops any manifesting progression. 0/10 ML has to hurt.
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    Not only a 0/10 advancement of the prerequisites that got you there, but I love the fact that at 5th level they get +2 to hit and damage things that are otherwise totally immune to everything they do. Awesome.

    Can't wait to see how this one turns out. In fact, I think I'll judge it.

    I'll post judge criteria soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotterdammerung View Post
    wow... that is one of the worst prestige classes I have ever read...


    This will be interesting. I will try to compete. I need to mull it over and if I don't get hit with a clever idea for pulling that horrible monstrosity out of the fail zone then I will judge instead.
    Fundamentally identical to Pyrokeneticist, except for the Powers requirement. Oh, and polar ray rather than flame lash. Other than that... file off the serial numbers, change the flavor, and call it a done deed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShneekeyTheLost View Post
    Fundamentally identical to Pyrokeneticist, except for the Powers requirement. Oh, and polar ray rather than flame lash. Other than that... file off the serial numbers, change the flavor, and call it a done deed.
    Hardly,

    Pyrokineticist can be entered without any psionic class lvls.

    Lets compare abilities

    flame whip- unique weapon with a good reach that has synergy with the rest of the classes abilities.

    vs

    Polar ray- at the capstone you can freeze a jug of milk and 2 glasses worth of water... or do 1d12.

    hand of fire- 2d6 fire dmg to unarmed strikes, stacks with current unarmed strike damage allowing the possibility of a unarmed strike build.


    vs

    Frozen fist- 1d6 blunt +1d8 cold damage (later 2d8 cold if you spend 2 move actions). Specifically replaces unarmed dmg. You could have 20d12 unarmed damage but the moment you use frozen fist your punches do 1d6+1d8...


    weapon afrost vs aflame- flame does more dmg.

    Pyro also gets Nimbus (nifty buff), Heat death (an extra save or die).

    Cryo gets a a wall of ice instead (at a set in stone low caster level).

    but other than those small differences... sure, just file of the serial numbers.

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    Also, the flight is worse.

    Three months! If frostburn had been done three months earlier, we could use this better, though still awful, Cryokineticist.

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    I'm in, and let me just say I'm glad we decided to chill with all the cold puns . Also, should Roman Numerals be proceeded by an octothorp?
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    I would love to judge this, but I have to see if I can drum up a copy of frostburn. Mine got water damaged and I never felt like replacing it. Pretty sure a friend has a copy of it floating around. Will let you know if I can further on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobVosh View Post
    I would love to judge this, but I have to see if I can drum up a copy of frostburn. Mine got water damaged and I never felt like replacing it. Pretty sure a friend has a copy of it floating around. Will let you know if I can further on.
    If it had been Stormwrack that got water damaged, it would have been quite ironic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thurbane View Post
    If it had been Stormwrack that got water damaged, it would have been quite ironic.
    It still could be. Freeze it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OMG PONIES View Post
    I'm in, and let me just say I'm glad we decided to chill with all the cold puns . Also, should Roman Numerals be proceeded by an octothorp?
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    It still could be. Freeze it.
    This is just going to be the entire thread, isn't it? Should we get Ahnold in here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OMG PONIES View Post
    Also, should Roman Numerals be proceeded by an octothorp?
    It's not typical, and it's certainly not a choice that I would make, but I don't think that the GitP boards have an official manual of style, so even I can't get that worked up over it.

    Thumbs up for knowing the word "octothorp," though. It's an excellent word, and it's shameful how few people use it.
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    Thumbs up for knowing the word "octothorp," though. It's an excellent word, and it's shameful how few people use it.
    I used it in scrabble the other week. Does that count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thurbane View Post
    If it had been Stormwrack that got water damaged, it would have been quite ironic.
    And I would have had a great pun without changing any of the words.

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    Pretty sure a friend has a copy of it floating around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaq View Post
    Thumbs up for knowing the word "octothorp," though. It's an excellent word, and it's shameful how few people use it.
    People are often disincentivized from using the larger or more esoteric words these days, sadly. Octothorp is slightly less well-known than ampersand, and needs more love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amphetryon View Post
    People are often disincentivized from using the larger or more esoteric words these days, sadly. Octothorp is slightly less well-known than ampersand, and needs more love.
    Considering the ampersand is found within the title of the game these boards are dedicated to, one would assume that a higher than normal percentage of individuals who are familiar with it are present.

    But yes, the use of multisyllabic words tends to brand you as verbose rather than eloquent these days. In particular, on the internet, it is apparently the mark of an erudite to simply use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Indeed, insistence on such is seen as pure snobbery and rather gauche. Pity, of course, but such are the times we live in.

    I suppose I should follow this up with some witty repartee, perhaps a pun, so as to not leave the majority out, and in a manner in which they could easily comprehend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShneekeyTheLost View Post
    Considering the ampersand is found within the title of the game these boards are dedicated to, one would assume that a higher than normal percentage of individuals who are familiar with it are present.

    But yes, the use of multisyllabic words tends to brand you as verbose rather than eloquent these days. In particular, on the internet, it is apparently the mark of an erudite to simply use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Indeed, insistence on such is seen as pure snobbery and rather gauche. Pity, of course, but such are the times we live in.

    I suppose I should follow this up with some witty repartee, perhaps a pun, so as to not leave the majority out, and in a manner in which they could easily comprehend.

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