Doppelgangers and Adept Changeling

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Shachza
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Doppelgangers and Adept Changeling

Postby Shachza » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:27 pm

Adept Changeling allows a doppelganger to assume multiple forms instead of just one, which I'm sure we all already knew. The implication is that a doppelganger can then start collecting a wide range of forms for later use. Well, that was too open-ended for my group so we decided to incorporate a doppelganger's ability to remember only a certain number of forms.

Adept Changeling allows a doppelganger to have a reserve of up to Level(HD) x (1 + Intelligence Mod. (Mimimum 1)) forms that they can change into.

So, for example, a 7the level (7 HD) doppelganger with an intelligence of 16 (+3 mod.) would be able to remember 28 forms. (7 x (1+3)).



What do you all think? (We just didn't like the idea of infinite standby forms.)
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Re: Doppelgangers and Adept Changeling

Postby David » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:38 pm

Sure, that works. You won't get flack from me for it. 28 is surprisingly close to 'infinite', in practice, I think.

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Re: Doppelgangers and Adept Changeling

Postby Shachza » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:41 pm

Sure, that's 28 standby forms, but it's a character with some levels and a good intelligence. My concern was that this change might be too prohibitive to lowbies without a good intelligence. Say, a first level fighter with 10 intelligence. Sure, they can switch their form whenever, but they can only have the one "saved" at any given time - any time they want to get a new one they lose the old one..
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Re: Doppelgangers and Adept Changeling

Postby David » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:07 pm

Which would mean they could really only imitate what they could see at the time. So sneaking up on a target and turning into them just before jumping them would be the sort of thing such a doppelganger would do.


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