Alternate Intimidate
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    Alternate Intimidate

    So, read some sword & sorcery (this, in fact, highly recommended: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Swords-Dark-Magic-Sword-Sorcery/dp/B0057DCOH2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342302703&sr=8-1&keywords=new+sword+and+sorcery"]Swords And Dark Magic[/ame]), plus rewatched the extended LotRs, starting to get myself back into the right mindset to run a game.

    This, about 1:17 in: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM4bCiKIJuA"]Gandalf w/ Bilbo[/ame]

    That's Intimidate using your Base Magic Bonus, which is now my favorite house rule I've ever thought up.

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    Haha, good stuff! Love that scene.

    Not sure I'd allow a spellcaster to flat-out use their BMB to Intimidate. A archmage can still be smarmy and sniveling. The fact that he can turn you into a newt makes him a threat, not necessarily intimidating per se.

    However, I can definitely see where you're going, and I think it's a good idea. In that scene specifically, Gandalf is probably using Intimidate but getting a bonus from some prestidigitation, especially since Bilbo is unfamiliar with magic. So in that case, I could see giving a circumstance bonus against targets unfamiliar or scared of magic.

    Also, Gandalf is probably more of a sorcerer than a wizard, and pretty charismatic at that.

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