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Update on craft/profession question I had earlier. 
8th-Jun-2005 07:04 pm
Crafts, professions, performs, and knowledges are just not properly expanded on, so I decided to expand on it myself for my campaign.

Made an herbalism section on my game's website, but it's not complete yet. I now have a skill section to flesh out, and alchemy is going to be next. I pray herbalism was the most complex one, because it took many hours, lol. (Note: If your computer does not support the font Georgia, my website might look a little weird.)

Any thoughts on herbs to be added, or suggestions for how to expand on these other skill sets? Do you think the way I handled the profession/herbalist will work well? I don't normally create lots of rules from scratch like this without some serious references to help me (and for this one I did have a reference, Alchemy and Herbalists from Bastion Press, though I heavily altered a lot of things), and I fear making a game unbalanced. My players know I have the rule "If it's horribly unbalanced and not making the game fun, the rules will change in favor of balance," and they also know the game they're in is a "testing waters" game, so to speak, but I like to do things right the first time if I can.
9th-Jun-2005 03:42 am (UTC)
Personally I think that herbalism is a part of survival.

2nd, it should not be based on how many ranks, but a DC assigned to the hurb with the relevant check. Thats the general d20 model, and how the rule structure is establ;ished...although deviating from that isn't all bad, its somewhat inconsistan.
9th-Jun-2005 07:18 am (UTC)
I can definately see what you mean by that. I tried to limit the amount of herbs known so my player wouldn't be looking for every [insert frustrating cuss word] common herb every ten minutes, but then, it is limiting the D20 system...
9th-Jun-2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
wow your so nice, i would never do all that for an herbalist i would let them roll and say um nope nothing beforew the dice ever hit the table !or the good ole"dude theres nothing here dont bother"
9th-Jun-2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
Wow...your putting a lot into this game (a good thing). How long have you been running/playing?
9th-Jun-2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
Since October of last year. :-)
9th-Jun-2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
I've been playing D&D though since I was ten.

shining_citadel has most of what has happened this campaign setting. It's my first 3rd edition campaign.
10th-Jun-2005 01:10 am (UTC)
Wow there is a LOT of stuff here. I have to say I am impressed with what you have.
I started when I was about 10ish or so and took over for our DM who moved when I was 14. I have run more game sessions then I can count, played more games then I can remember, and even wrote my own which will be published soon.

While I have not gone through all of it yet I would say you should look to maybe look into putting it out there for others to play.

I look forward to reading more. :)
10th-Jun-2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
I actually had something quite similar to that! I started playing when I was ten and at thirteen years old, I started DMing 2nd edition. Wasn't too good at it until I was about fourteen, but then, I started becoming obsessive with making my own campaigns--time consuming, but loads of fun. My old DM never did that. I stopped DMing between sixteen and seventeen years old because I couldn't find anyone to play--all my players moved away and such. Then I started up again, I decided to dive into 3rd edition this go-around.

How do you go about getting your own material published...?
9th-Jun-2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
I have PDF copys of an Herbalist/Alchemist guide mant for D20 system. Forgot the title of it off the top of my head. Good resorces for both skills in there. Plus a few PrC for both. May be worth a look if you are using these skills heavily in your Campeign.
10th-Jun-2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
I have a book from Bastion Press called Alchemy and Herbalists. Does that sound familiar...?
10th-Jun-2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thats the one. I found it rather useful for the herbs and such.
11th-Jun-2005 12:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's a great book. :-)
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