Re: [pcgen] Re: Reincarnation
- On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 07:48:31PM +0000, Harry C. Johnson wrote:
> Yep, there are definitely good and bad points. There are some otherI think, from a combat perspective (which is what munchkins think about)
> things I lose, such as the halfling +1 to saves, +1 with thrown
> weapons, racial skill bonuses, etc. but there are also perks such as
> the strength bonus, grapples are much better, etc.
> Kind of a wash. Losing a level still sucks though. 8^)
you do better... if your game has a lot of out of combat play, you're
better off as a halfling.
And yeah, losing a level sucks.
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- Harry C. Johnson wrote:
> Actually reincarnation only affects the physical attributes so theI have been thinking about this too, since just last week two characters
> int, wis and cha all stay the same. I do lose the racial bonus to dex
> from being a halfling as well as the strength penalty. In addition I
> gain the strength bonus for being an orc.
were reincarnated in my camapign. A gnome druid is now a lizardfolk, and
a human barbarian/fighter became a half-orc. Just recreating the
character doesn't really work (the ex-human keeps his bonus skills and
feat) and the lizardfolk doesn't get the monster hit dice (that was my
ruling after long deliberations - primarily i didn't want to force the
player to pay for two monster levels and pass up on three level-ups).
I think probably the best way to go in PCGen is to create templates,
maybe one template "Reincarnated Humanoid" or some such name which gives
a chooser with the possible races, and then another template for each of
these that makes the relevant changes to the character.
- I'm having a similar problem: My human wizard was reincarnated as a
bugbear. I don't think that recreating him is as simple as your
I have to keep the extra feat and skill points that a human gets, for
one thing. I need to delete the "Goblin" racial language and the
bugbear weapons profieciencies.
BTW, I tried just changing the Race from Human to Bugbear, and it
seems to lock up.
Any thoughts, folks?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Harry C. Johnson"
> Thanks Bryan,so
> I have considered just recreating him from scratch. The only real
> caveat is that reincarnation only changes physical characteristics,
> the racial bonus to strength becomes +4 instead of a -2 for being athat
> halfling (for a net of +6) and he loses the halfling dex bonus.
> However, he does not suffer the normal -2 to wisdom, int, and cha
> an orc would. I can fudge this by pumping up the base abilities tothe
> account for this. Also my racial language is still halfling.
> Yep, we need a cleric in our party. Ah well, role-playing an orcling
> monk should be entertaining, especially since the other members of
> party are all halflings.wrote:
> Losing a level sucks.
> --- In email@example.com, "merton_monk" <merton_monk@y...>
> > My guess would be to simply re-create him, but I'm not sure if aOrc, or
> > re-incarnated Orc gets all the natural abilities of a natural
> > if you lose all your innate halfling abilities. I suspect you do- in
> > which case you can try simply changing your Race in the Summarytab,
> > or try re-creating the character as an Orc (just modify the HP soat
> > all levels the natural roll is the same as it was in the originalPCs
> > character). Condolences on your monk! Merton (and all the other
> > in my group) tend to die fairly frequently - though we haveaccess to
> > true res so it's not such a problem until the Cleric goes down. :)unless
> > My dwarven fighter/thief Lucky has only died once and lost a level
> > getting raised. I don't want to mess around with reincarnation
> > I can't avoid it!him
> > -Bryan
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Harry C. Johnson"
> > <harry_c_johnson@y...> wrote:
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > So my 9th level halfling monk died last night. *sniff* So his
> > > rogueling buddy took him to the local druid they know and had
> > > reincarnated. Unfortunately, he came back as an Orc.
> > >
> > > What's the proper way to handle this in PCGen?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > -Harry
> I have to keep the extra feat and skill points that a humanWell, you don't *have* to keep the extra feat and skill points. :)
> gets, for one thing. I need to delete the "Goblin" racial
> language and the bugbear weapons profieciencies.
> Any thoughts, folks?When my Human Bard died and was reincarnated as an elf, I just added another
feat and the difference in skill points to the totals on the respective
screens. It looks funny when you see a negative number in the skills, but
it works out.
That said, a piece of functionality that allowed one to apply a
reincarnation template would be kind of neat. Actually accomplishing that
might be a bit dicey, since the skill points, hit points, BAB and a couple
of other things don't change, but the stats on which those things are based
might very well have changed when the PC was reincarnated.
- In general, the only way I've ever gotten reincarnated characters to
work is to create a custom race which includeds the characteristics
from each race that the character keeps. Mental attributes from the
original, physical from the reincarnated. Whatever racial specials
from each the DM says to use (skill points and bonuses, etc).