I always liked the dragoon class from final fantasy.
Besides Middle Earth (thanks again, Tolkien), some of my favorite fantasy inspiration comes from video games. Goldmen (gold golems) from Dragon Warrior, hidden airships from Final Fantasy I, health-restoring faeries from Zelda (did Link eat them, or did they just disappear?) are all examples.
Have any video game ideas made it into your games? What are some of your favorites (that I should be stealing)?
I thought the dragoon was great too...until I realized how hard it would be to spring into the air and hope your target was in the right place when you hit the ground.
Maybe it requires flying armor?
Anyway...what's cooler than a little lady who cracks whips are summons ungodly powerful magical creatures?
I'm a huge Fire Emblem player, and different bits from all the games sometimes find they're way into my games. Mostly items and and fluff. When one of our characters gets a crit I like to play it up and say "Picture the Mercenary from Fire Emblem 7 getting a crit, you just did that."
Also, one of the Rogues right now has a Killing Edge. +1 short sword with an 18-20 critical threat range with a X3 Crit.
like I said, just little bits, nothing rule changing.
"Its a good day to do what has to be done by me and to help my brother to defeat the ENEMYS."
-John Freeman, Saver of humens
Dragon Warrior 4 won't let me control my cohorts - I have to give them a general order: normal, offensive, defensive, etc. Man, if only PCs were that easy to get in line...
Basically, they were masters of charging and polearms and got abilities that allowed them a longer reach with their spears, spring attack charges, multi-hit charges, and eventually wings, though only one Dragoon at a time was allowed to hold the final level that granted wings.
They were great niche fighters, extremely powerful if allowed their charges, but rather weak if denied them. I still have all the stats if you'd like to see them.
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my ideas mainly come from books like tolkein and frank herbert (dune) and many others. some do come from video games but mostly are just the concepts in general or just bit pieces(specific items within book or game)
So no one's tried using Espers?
(FFIII, carry one around long enough and you get inherent spellcasting ability)