Details about judges are here and details about proposal voting are here.This question may seem silly, but who gets an 'actual vote' in these? Do all the players discuss their opinions and the judges make a final call, or is this a totally republic system where EVERY L4W member who posts a vote in this thread gets a tally?
Yeah, I was following it pretty closely and I've been thinking about it, but no conclusion yet. Was hoping for some more discussion here.Its definitely an intense debate. The discussion so far has been level-headed enough (a good sign of how ENWorld works).
It was late last night, and I got mixed up at which place I was in, as I have the tabs right next to one another... >.>*cough* LEB *cough*
It's the former. It's like a representative democracy, except the judges decide who becomes a judge.
My counterpoint to this would be the winterfrost combo. Combat advantage and +5 damage all the time and it's allowed now.- Sorcerers to ignore 5/10/15 to all his powers (he is not forced to take only power already with fire keyword).
- Dragonborn arcane character give him +1/+2/+3 to hit with all powers (because taking Draconic Spellcaster become a no brainer, and you can be quite sure his breath will be fire).
- Tiefling get +1 to hit/damage (Hellfire blood)
A staff is an implement already.
Staff is a weapon group like light blades and there is one weapon in that group; the quarterstaff. As such anyone that can use staves as implements could use a weapon staff as an implement.According to the Character Builder you can use a staff implement as a staff weapon as well.
Great potential, but not automatic. The first hit isn't subject from the CA and Cold Vulnerability (unless it come from another source) and if you miss, you will lose those advantage. Also, you need to be paragon. But for a Rogue, I agree it is a welcoming way to place your sneak, and when you miss, you'll have other ways to get your CA anyway.My counterpoint to this would be the winterfrost combo. Combat advantage and +5 damage all the time and it's allowed now.
Well, outside playtesting it extensively somewhere, it would seem to me the best method is to try it and see what happens, letting players know that relying on it or building a concept around it is ill-advised as the concept is being playtested. But then again, I'm the type of person more prone to let things fly unless I see they are obviously breaking things.The problem with testing things out and changing them later is what if there's still a disagreement as to whether or not it's balanced? At least right now only theoretical characters are being affected by it.
Actually, if I was consistent, I'd say way happens in undefined. The FAQ is clear on what happens if you use a weapon as an implement, but not the other way around. Its a problem tied to the staff. But yes, if I were to extend the way I ruled with weapons, I'd agree the Staff of Power's power could not be used for weapon-based attacks (though there is a wrinkle that the power itself does not mention its use as an implement or weapon).And to counter stonegod, the staff is a weapon that can be used as an implement just like heavy blades can be used by swordmages. It seems odd to me I can crit with a weapon attack using a Staff of Power and you'd say it wouldn't work since it's from an implement. Personally as long as the wording still works it seems to me it should work.