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Re: Nerdery 39: Power Creep
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2006, 03:28:53 AM »
Power Creep surely is a good way to sell RPG books, I would guess.  There is a lot of cool new feats in the PHB2, actually most of them seem pretty balanced.  Most of the real good ones have very high prerequisites (there is a new feat called Weapon Supremacy that requires fighter lvl 18 as a prerequisite, on top of like a billion feats, so in the end I think it is actually pretty balanced.  I mean the difference between a 1st level spell and 9th level spell is huge, makes sense for fighter feats to be the same).

The two big problems I think is first, it makes your older stuff obsolete even before a new edition!  Then second, it can throw off the balance if everything isn't creeped at the same rate.
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Re: Nerdery 39: Power Creep
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2006, 04:48:27 AM »
42, what exactly is this type of power creep?  Where instead of the PCs getting more powerful, they make the bbeg more of a loser?  Check out the updated 3.5 stats for Juiblex, I think he got "punk'd" cause now he is down to CR 19.

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/iw/20060601b&page=1
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Re: Nerdery 39: Power Creep
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2006, 05:02:01 AM »
Players just getting whiney.

Kind of like those scary nuclear missiles, the "players" get all whiney that they can obliterate the world a gazillion times over so the "designers" start having them dismantled and generally nerfed.
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Re: Nerdery 39: Power Creep
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2006, 05:17:13 AM »
Ah, yes makes perfect sense now.  Thx.

I will cross-reference that with its okay to club a baby seal to lower gas prices (ie kill some dude for loot or that last bit of XP you need to lvl); but go up in arms if same seal dies from oil tanker crash (ie avenge the death of "some dude" if another person killed him).
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Re: Nerdery 39: Power Creep
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2006, 09:14:50 AM »
I always wondered, with all these mega-rich magic shop owners with only 3-4 levels in anything, why I didn't just go in and loot his place. I mean, it's not like they could stop me or bring me to justice.

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Re: Nerdery 39: Power Creep
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2006, 09:24:30 AM »
Get a shotgun and you could do that irl.

Why don't you?
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Re: Nerdery 39: Power Creep
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2006, 09:29:38 AM »
because my levels in real life don't compare to my levels in my D&D character. And the guy at the gun shop is probably much better than me with a gun.