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Dragon Magazine/PHB 3: "The Seeker" Class

Argh. I don't want to step on people's toes, but good God, 4E classes just keep getting dumber and dumber. -.-

-The Gneech

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hantamouse
Oct. 31st, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
Are they just running out of ideas?
the_gneech
Oct. 31st, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
No, they've got plenty of ideas, but they all start from the premise of "let's have flashy magic special effects that only make sense from a fill-the-game-mechanic-slot point of view." Bleargh.

-The Gneech
catsnightmare
Nov. 1st, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
"let's have flashy magic special effects that only make sense from a fill-the-game-mechanic-slot point of view."

This is exactly why I didn't like 4E when I read the PHB. I just knew it could only get worse.
eslington
Oct. 31st, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
I'd side with agreeing on this one. Like the warden, I'd have trouble thinking of ficitonal characters who fit the archetype.

I could possibly be sold if there's fluff enough to support it.
the_gneech
Oct. 31st, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
One of my most fundamental disagreements with WotC is where they should draw their inspiration for D&D stuff from. I personally think that fantasy literature should be the primary source (see also Gygax's famous bibliography in the 1e DMG) — but when told that the general reaction is to sniff disdainfully and say, "We are our own genre of game, not a literature-simulator. You want to play a literature game, go GURPS."

Which makes me want to slap them collectively, but that's just me. d20, even the 4E variant of it, is a very robust and flexible system, and yet they've gone out of their way to make D&D specifically harder to kitbash than it's ever been. Bah.

-The Gneech
kesh
Oct. 31st, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm pretty disapointed in the Seeker. Meh.

really looking forward to Psionics and Shadow power sources.
goodluckfox
Oct. 31st, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
What is a Seeker?
goodluckfox
Oct. 31st, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
Other than the shuttle craft from "Jason of Star Command."
hantamouse
Oct. 31st, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
The repainted Klingon battlecruiser from the last year of Buck Rogers?
the_gneech
Nov. 1st, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)
That wasn't a Klingon battlecruiser, that was HAL/Discovery after having gone off of weight watchers.

-TG
hantamouse
Nov. 1st, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
It was called Searcher anyway.
keross
Oct. 31st, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
-chuckle- Never mind I am giving away my age here, but the Seekers were in Space Academy the year before Jason of Star Command. (and were a revamp of the Ark II from the year before that.)
eslington
Oct. 31st, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
The one what looks fer the Snitch.[/obvious]
kesh
Oct. 31st, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
The Seeker class is an upcoming class from PHB3. Uses the Primal power source, focused on using bows.
the_gneech
Oct. 31st, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
It's kinda-sorta like "Green Arrow: The D&D Class." Somebody who uses magic bow abilities to move monsters around (or prevent them moving around), etc.

-TG
stilghar
Nov. 1st, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
Or the seventh position on a Quidditch team?
ketrava
Oct. 31st, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
well you have to understand the WoTC business plan. Put out newer books with cooler stuff that keeps people going oooohhhh coool. Do this until the original classes and feat are so useless as to be considered antiquated and announce new edition. I'm not sure if you guys had it here but when players around here started going why play a fighter I can be a spell sword, phffff who needs a cleric we have a favored soul, and meh Im scrapping my wizard for a war mage it irked me a little. Now its happening with 4e. Every 4e game I see there is maybe one person playing a base line class and they always seem to be behind the curve.


Ketrava

p.s. ;) can ya tell i'm a bit bitter.
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