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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2014, 06:42:32 AM »
Also it appears I may be getting sued by the state of ohio...I'm hoping I can work something out without losing all my stuff.
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Sorry it's taking so long guys.  There's a lotta stuff to go through.
I've also been slacking on my offer of help. Hopefully I'll get a chance to work on that table some more soon.

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2014, 02:30:48 PM »
I figured you were waiting on me since you didn't have all the books  :D

I've almost got the major books done (phew)!

Then it's a quick slog through the magazines and web content before asking people if there's other stuff they want included (Athas, Ravenloft, etc).

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2014, 01:00:41 AM »
I figured you were waiting on me since you didn't have all the books  :D

I've almost got the major books done (phew)!

Then it's a quick slog through the magazines and web content before asking people if there's other stuff they want included (Athas, Ravenloft, etc).

I would love both of those for what it's worth. Maybe not KoK though. Maybe.

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2014, 02:27:52 AM »
Does anyone perchance have lists of the appropriate books??

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2014, 11:06:39 PM »
Does anyone perchance have lists of the appropriate books??

I'm fairly sure Plzbreakmycampaign has a list of all books and their officiality ranking.

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #45 on: January 22, 2014, 12:57:41 AM »
linky?

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2014, 02:58:18 AM »
Okay, the books and the web enhancements are done.  All thats left are the magazines and any requests for other material.

I tried to peek at Planeswalker to see their stuff but its down.


I peeked at some of athas.org's material and it was...kinda iffy...
« Last Edit: January 26, 2014, 03:08:48 AM by bhu »

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2014, 09:03:24 PM »
Btw this is nice bhu. I'm not going to read the discussion though. Reposted by request:

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Btw I did some digging on KoK and besides the fact that WotC never wanted to license it, they really showed bad form by making 3.5 last longer than it. If you want to get out your tin foil hats, it appears 3.5e's demise was long since planned to work out this way too. But hey, atleast we dodged the irresistable spell metamagic bullet.

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2014, 03:17:41 AM »
Thanks!

Do you also have a link to the LA:-- to LA:x thread you mentioned elsewhere?

Looking through your post it would appear the only licensed or official material I havent peeked at is ravenloft and kingdoms of kalamar.  Athas.org and Planeswalker are basically homebrew.

maybe I'll do a poll and see what people want most.

I have to say there are some startlingly big gaps in templates.  Certain Types get all the attention.

And OMG the piss poor writing for some of it...especially the official stuff...
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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2014, 02:12:50 AM »
Things proceed slow but sure.  Of the current stuff listed, Dragon Magazine is now all that's left.

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2014, 01:08:55 AM »
More than halfway through the Dragons.  I really do like the concept of Templates, but the more I look at them the more I think the average homebrewer does better in execution...

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2014, 05:32:06 PM »
The variant vampires in Libris Mortis are updated versions of the vampires from Dragon 348 arent they?

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2014, 05:51:29 PM »
No. The only one that shares a name is Savage Vampire, and the one presented in Dragon is completely different from the one in Libris Mortis.

In Dragon 348: Savage Vampire, Shadow Vampire, Terror Vampire. Each is a full template with its own unique special abilities.
In Libris Mortis: Moonbane Vampire, Persuasive Vampire, Psychic Vampire, Savage Vampire, Swarmform Vampire. Sort of like ACFs for templates, swapping out one ability for another.

Also, Dragon 348 was published two years after Libris Mortis.
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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2014, 06:07:39 PM »
Excellent! As soon as I add those vampires I am finished adding the official materials!

Which means its time to put up that poll.
http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=12523.0
« Last Edit: February 08, 2014, 06:10:25 PM by bhu »

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #54 on: February 09, 2014, 01:26:18 AM »
As requested:

http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=10815.0

Also its hard to 'use' this list. I find myself cross-referencing LA numbers constantly. It really slows things down. And what SQ are gained is rather absent...

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #55 on: February 09, 2014, 04:09:43 AM »
You certainly have my sympathies taking on that list.  I never realized before this how much of a mess the templates were

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #56 on: February 09, 2014, 02:37:50 PM »
We need to clone PLZ and diplomance him to do more work like that.
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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2014, 10:54:50 PM »
Okay if anyone is a fan of White Wolfs Ravenloft or Athas.Org I have in theory added all their templates to the master lists on page one of the handbook thread.  If there are any books/pdfs missing do please speak up.

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2014, 02:09:52 AM »
I have requests for Planewalker.com, is anyone familiar with them?

I found a few element creature templates, a half-fey variant, and some Planetouched, but their site displays a little wonky.  Is that all they have for templates?

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Re: Template Handbook Discussion
« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2014, 07:20:39 AM »
I have requests for Planewalker.com, is anyone familiar with them?

I found a few element creature templates, a half-fey variant, and some Planetouched, but their site displays a little wonky.  Is that all they have for templates?

I'm not sure that they have any real templates in their downloadable books, my search feature isn't finding anything. Would you like a copy of my combined chapters for easy searching?