- The Swallow Glides to the Branch - why does this one require lots of movement when Stone Style requires not moving much? Who cares? It's not in Stone style. Also, moving 5 feet per round qualifies you for both. But if it really bothers you, I can take that requirement out.
It's not in Stone Style, but the intent as I read it is for someone who's planning on going shield user (and thus will eventually be taking a lot of Stone Style techniques) to be using it. The disparity is odd.
Yeah... I get that. I think I was marrying mechanics to fluff too heavily. I'll see what I can do.
Based on GitP comments, I've edited the Blade Training feat, added 4 new feats, and edited several techniques.
Want me to re-go over the edited techniques?
I don't think you HAVE to (mostly I was reining in the balance excesses), but if you'd LIKE to, I edited The Creeper Embraces the Oak, The Boar Rushes Down the Mountain, Emptiness, The Branch in the Storm, Apple Blossoms in the Wind, and Tower of Morning.
EDIT: I also was asked to extend the Bladecraft die progression past 21 ranks so people could play this epic. I'm considering changing the progression to make it a little less smooth, but more intuitive and extensible: 1d4, 1d6, 1d8, 1d10, 1d10+1d4, 1d10+1d6, 1d10+1d8, 2d10, etc. Thoughts?
EDIT2: Oh right, the other problem is that Swallow Glides is for either Stone or Smoke (you can have a weapon in your off-hand, too, remember?), and Smoke requires movement. So I'm going to just take the movement requirement out.