My google-fu is failing me. Was anything ever decided in regards to the Dragon 399 themes? As it stands, it seems like adding Scholar to Mal's sheet is fair, but I wanted to check in before doing so.
Yes mostly the same caveats as stonegod, except like twilsemail notes below, if the DM is ok with allowing them mid-adventure then that's fine. It would be kinda unfair to a PC in a really long running adventure, like say Trouble in Moonwatch, which is just celebrating it's 2nd anniversary with the conclusion of said adventure, for them to wait until adventure's end. Again, subject to DM approval.Okay, I'll get the ball rolling on this officially.
I vote Yes given we have a generic theme. I'm fine w/ twils above, though I'm open to new suggestions. Restrict theme to be taken only outside an adventure when getting approval.
I'd suggest that at a GM approved point Themes might be added as well. When the party takes an extended rest or some such.
This is entire selfless and has nothing to do with the fact that I'm in an adventure that is kicking off and hasn't gotten to the crunchy bits yet.