January 25th, 2006


Chaotic rogue + Lawful paladin = ?

So, in our previous adventure, the party encountered a Deck of Many Things (toned down as to not be overpowered for 4th-5th level characters). The changeling rogue drew the Knight card, which gives her a 4th level fighter to protect her. In an effort to balance it out (and be obnoxious, heh), I decided that instead of a fighter, he'd be a paladin. (Heh heh heh.)

Anyone have any ideas for interesting situations that could come up when a lawful good paladin is sworn to protect a chaotic neutral rogue? The party's going to be kicking it in the city for about a month before they go back to dungeon-crawling, so I need ideas for urban adventures. So far I've had the idea that she could steal something, and he would let the authorities apprehend her for her own good, or something like that.

Restricting spells for the ethereal.

Inspired by the bloodlines that were published in the new Dragon Compendium, a fellow DM and I are trying to work together to make more bloodlines that work better with the planar setup of our campaign settings. The Penumbra Bloodline, in the process, is being split into a Shadow Bloodline and an Ethereal Bloodline, since we agreed these should be separate entities. Spells were already picked out for the Ethereal Bloodline from the Spell Compendium and Player's Handbook, and we're coming up with something like this:

1st--Ectoplasmic Armor
2nd--Spectral Hand
3rd--Spectral Weapon
4th--Ethereal Mount
5th--Greater Blink
6th--Incorporeal Nova
7th--Ghost Trap

My question is, since each of these bloodlines makes a certain category of spells unavailable (for shadow, it is the light subtype; for the fey bloodline, it's "all spells that create or enhance undead," etc.), what do you think should be unavailable to someone with the ethereal bloodline?