|Dr. Killenger faces off against Dr. Orpheus|
I also specifically set the definition of a turn which is:
A turn is the amount of time it takes for the players and their opponents to complete a basic round of actions. This is somewhere around 1 minute, however may be much quicker (in the heat of combat) or a little longer (picking your way through a dark cavern) depending on the situation. It is certainly less than 10 minutes.I want to make it clear to everyone that it's around 1 minute, it's highly mutable, and it's less than 10 minutes. I don't care how fast you can run in your backyard with a backpack full of pathfinder books. Anyone at my table that says that six second combat turns are more realistic now gets rocks falling on their character. All the spells now use this convention so that if they have durations based on turns it says turn (not min.) and units longer than a turn are stated in real time units like hours or days. Anything less than 10 minutes however is quantum time as far as I'm concerned.
I did end up dropping the spell widening/lengthening rule. It never saw play in the play test and I'm thinking it really would just make spells harder to balance with not much benefit. Someone would figure out the edge cases here and game the system I'm sure.
I had written up a little bit on fast melee weapons which would apply to things like daggers and rapiers, and allow you to use them in the missile phase instead of the melee phase of combat. It seemed like a cool thing on first blush to give some differentiation to the weapons and all that. But, I started proofreading the rule explaining it, and like most things that break across simple classifications like (melee and missile combat) it began to seem too messy so that's now gone.
Lets see, what else? Oh I tweaked the default racial starting abilities to include some skills. Elves for instance get Survival and Knowledge and +1 Charisma now as an example. Dwarves get Fabrication.
I'm in the home stretch now, hoping to get this done by next week so The Bane can play it for Christmas.