Originally Posted by Aelfwyn
In my mind there's still some work to be done, if I wanted it to work closer to the SAGA-like ambient magic. But it matters little to me because of how I had things set up in my games. So, to recap what I explained before, all Dragonlance stuff are meta-rules on top of 5e accessed by factions. So, being a WoHS faction earns the character moon magic features on top of the class. that way there can be all sorts of magic casters of different abilities, even sorcerors who I deem as early magic users before the evolution of wizards on the early days of the Conclave.
The HOotS factions likewise gives any divine magic caster a personal connection with a god. That god grants a DM-defined spell slot that will be useful in the adventure, as a god given. I.e Takhisis providing a dark cleric a "Daylight spell" the subdues a vampire antagonist of the party. that spell goes beyond any domain that I would specify for Takhisis.
To me the SAGA mystic (and SAGA sorcerer) is like very much and anti-HOots, anti-WoHS faction which grants an ambient caster, an "power of the heart" faction with SAGA spell-modifying features.
So, both a cleric of mishakal like Goldmoon and a 5e mystic(avatar) can both fit in the DL SAGA ambient faction with a sub-faction of the Sphere of Healing. She became a chosen of Mishakal (i.e. HOotS faction) , then lost her connection to Mishakal in Second Cataclysm (i.e. gained the "power of the heart" faction) then regained the HOotS faction right before her death.
That's an interesting take. Do you think Mike Mearls intentionally or unintentionally doing this because of a misogynistic view of women? Do you think it could be due to not having read such fiction by those authors?
Originally Posted by Cam Banks
Last edited by Weldon Chen; 03-14-2017 at 04:37 PM.
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