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Re: V5 in Development

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:10 pm
by waysoftheearth
I've just uploaded an update to DD V5 book one beta.

The changes are mostly pretty minor, the most significant being a rehash of the cleric titles to bring them nearer to the original theme.

Full change log is:
% . Updated version number,
% . Hit Dice: "Whether sustaining hit point damage" (added "damage"),
% . Dexterity: made association with casting/shooting first clearer,
% . Emphasised first occurrence of the term "top level",
% . Table 4: Reordered footnotes (F, M-U, C),
% . Table 6: Replaced "Nil" with 1 thru 6 in table 6,
% . Updated clerical/anti-clerical titles,
% . "Archers and crossbowmen wear leather armor" removed the word "only" to make it clearer that longbowmen must be Men (humans),
% . Scrolls: adjusted text around using spell scrolls,
% . Thief: corrected two grammatical errors,
% . Thief: Replaced "Nil" with 1 thru 6 in table 21,
% . Thief: Corrected /s in table 22.

Re: V5 in Development

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 11:19 am
by waysoftheearth
The DD5 thief is moved to an appendix, but is also accompanied by a bit of history...

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Re: V5 in Development

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 10:55 pm
by Makofan
I like that thief

Re: V5 in Development

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 3:37 pm
by Vile
Yes, indeed!

Re: V5 in Development

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:23 pm
by The Red Baron
I am unfamilliar with the terms eriff and lanthorn. What are the origins?

Re: V5 in Development

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:26 am
by waysoftheearth
Hey RedBaron, thanks for you interest in V5.

According to the cant, an Eriff is "a rogue just initiated, and beginning to practice". Seemed a very appropriate noun for a 1st level thief, albeit somewhat late.


Lanthorn is an archaic spelling of lantern, e.g., see https://www.wordnik.com/words/lanthorn

More notably, however, Lanthorn and Dark Lanthorn are cant nouns for various rogues, especially implying perjurers in court. I figured that courtly intrigues are a reasonably high art among thieves, thus position the Lanthorn as a 9th level thief (roughly equivalent XP to a 7th level fighter, although still in the heroic tier).


Hope that helps :)