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Re: [PCGenListFileHelp] [TM]Spell like abilities and Prestige Class

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  • Andrew Maitland
    [TM - Reminder] Discussion on how best to implement / likely need a new PRExxx. Set as p2, unscheduled [/TM - Reminder] ... From: Michael W. Fender
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 31, 2008
      [TM - Reminder]
      Discussion on how best to implement / likely need a new PRExxx. Set as p2, unscheduled
      [/TM - Reminder]


      --- On Fri, 10/31/08, Michael W. Fender <fluxxdog@...> wrote:

      From: Michael W. Fender <fluxxdog@...>
      Subject: Re: [PCGenListFileHelp] Spell like abilities and Prestige Class
      To: PCGenListFileHelp@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, October 31, 2008, 9:52 AM

      The only way I could see doing this, and this would require a WHOLE lot of
      MODding, would be to assign every spell-like ability as an actual ability
      with the "Spelllike.Level#" TYPEs, then MOD the PrCs to accept both
      the
      spells and the spell like abilities along the lines of...

      PREMULT:1,[PRESPELLTYPE:1,ANY=3],[PREMULT:1,[PREABILITY:1,CATEGORY=Special
      Ability,TYPE.Spelllike.Level3],[PREABILITY:1,CATEGORY=Special
      Ability,TYPE.Spelllike.Level4],[PREABILITY:1,CATEGORY=Special
      Ability,TYPE.Spelllike.Level5],...,[PREABILITY:1,CATEGORY=Special
      Ability,TYPE.Spelllike.Level9]]

      (Fit this to your needs. The variations are staggering massive to comprehend.

      The above is a simple example, and that's a boat load of work!)

      Hmmm... You know, it could be possible to implement in some way... This is a
      general ruling that I know a lot of DMs have used. Basically, if it has a
      spell-like ability, it's treated as being able to cast that spell at the
      lowest spell level possible. Example: A Dryad can use 'entangle' as a

      spell-like ability at will. Entangle is a 1st level Druid, Ranger, or Plant
      Domain spell (and thus divine only). The ruling has basically went "A
      Dryad
      is treated as able to cast 1st level spells and able to cast 'entangle'
      for
      the purposes of qualifications for feats and other prerequisites. A Dryad is
      not treated as a divine or arcane caster nor are her hit dice treated as
      being her caster level for the purposes of such qualifications."

      Now, I'm not saying implement this as a rule, but putting it out for
      discussion: Would it be possible to work a way in such that creatures with a
      spell-like ability have the level of the spell recognized? Something along
      the lines of:
      SPELLS:Innate|CASTERLEVEL=TL|SPELLLEVEL=3|Fireball,CHA
      ...where "Fireball,CHA" would define what spell would be gained and
      what stat
      to use for the DC? The SPELLLEVEL part would define it as a 3rd level spell
      and thus calculate the DC on it's own instead of requiring it to be
      defined,
      since the level can vary from creature to creature.

      OK, now I need sleep ^^ (Where's my Nyquil...)

      On Friday 31 October 2008 11:52:30 am Andrew Maitland wrote:
      > The answer would currently be no.
      >
      > The PRC entry requirements don't reference Spell like abilities in
      > PCGen. You would see them as PRECLASS:SPELLCASTER=5 or something
      > similar.... And Spell Caster is being referenced specifically by class,
      > not by ability.
      >
      > I'm not sure if we have a method to track the 'SPELLS:Innate'
      stuff with
      > a PRExxx tag.
      >
      > ~ Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
      > ~ Admin Silverback, PCGen Board of Directors
      > ~ Data Chimp, Tracker Gibbon, Docs Tamarin
      > ~ Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
      >
      > hedron2003 wrote:
      > > Hi,
      > >
      > > Just to check, if a character possesses a Spell like ability
      equivilent
      > > to a 7th level caster, will PC Gen pick up that the character is
      > > eligible for a PrC that has a entry requirement of Caster Level 3?
      > >
      > > If not, how could I modify either the class or PrC entry requirements
      > > to allow this?
      > >
      > > Cheers
      > >
      > > Hedron
      > >
      > >
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