Crawl! New Class Challenge! Draft Picks! (Pick the best!)

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Which Class do you want to see? (Pick 4)

Poll ended at Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:42 am

Anti-Paladin
8
6%
Bard
18
13%
Druid
16
11%
Half-elf
6
4%
Half-orc
7
5%
Gnome
22
15%
Monk
16
11%
Paladin
17
12%
Psionicist
11
8%
Ranger
21
15%
 
Total votes: 142

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Crawl! New Class Challenge! Draft Picks! (Pick the best!)

Post by reverenddak » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:42 am

Top 4 or 5 classes (space permitting) will be picked to be featured in an upcoming issue of Crawl!

Fans will contribute a version of the class they like the best, and the community will vote to see which version makes the zine!

Simple! I think...?

The 10 choices I picked were pretty arbitrary but seem to be the most popular. A few picks may be redundant (to some) but that's part of the challenge to make them stand out from the four "human" classes. Also the class names aren't final, e.g. Anti-paladin/Dark Knight or Paladin/Holy Warrior or Monk/Martial Artist. I'll let the contributors and the community make the call. But I'm pretty sure the old-schoolies, such as myself, will stick to traditional names... plus the focus for this challenge is Classic Classes...

Vote for 4.

I also decided that demi-human variants and Monsterous Classes can warrant their own issue, so I've left them out of this.

Feel free to campaign in this thread!

You can also change your vote if you feel inclined.

Poll will be open until Monday, Aug 13th!
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Post by Pesky » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:09 am

Cool! Thanks for putting up the poll. I'm pushing for the Gnome, Paladin, Anti-Paladin, and Ranger.
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Post by sheriffharry » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:11 am

Go for the GNOME!!!!

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Post by Colin » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:49 am

I went for Gnome, Half-Orc, Monk, and Psionicist.

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Post by Colin » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:51 am

reverenddak wrote:Also the class names aren't final, e.g. Anti-paladin/Dark Knight.
For what it's worth, EGG always stated that an Anti-Paladin class should be called an "Avenger" (which is much better than Anti-Paladin, and is also a nice nod to the Chaotic path Fighters could take in BECMI D&D).

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Post by reverenddak » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:55 am

Colin wrote:I went for Gnome, Half-Orc, Monk, and Psionicist.
So did I!
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Post by Flexi » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:57 am

A nice range of choices there but I voted for Paladin/Anti-Paladin, Bard and Monk, mostly down to fond memories of those things in my old 1st ed PHB (well, not Anti-Paladin, that was not in it!).
It would be nice to see a Paladin class with different alignment paths like the Thief in DCC.

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Post by raskal » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:23 pm

My vote : half-elf, half-orc, gnome and Ranger (to compare with my own Ranger Class)
But i will like to have all of them :mrgreen:

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Post by reverenddak » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:42 pm

Raskal, I'd like to see your Ranger submitted for Ranger (if it gets voted!)

I can totally see the Paladin/Avenger being the same class, a Holy Warrior, but of different alignment paths!
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Post by GnomeBoy » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:51 pm

Can I vote for myself more than once? :mrgreen:
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Post by Karaptis » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:49 pm

Anti paladin and psionicist. I forgot the other two in my drunken folly.

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Post by GnomeBoy » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:56 pm

Karaptis wrote:Anti paladin and psionicist. I forgot the other two in my drunken folly.
The little x's by your selections will be visible when you sober up... 8)
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Post by Karaptis » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:02 pm

Monk and druid. That was some good Ommegang brew! :mrgreen:

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Post by sheriffharry » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:34 am

Wow the vote is really split right now!

That can only mean one thing: we'll need ANNUAL new classes CRAWL! issues.

Go Gnome!

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Post by Colin » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:03 am

reverenddak wrote:
Colin wrote:I went for Gnome, Half-Orc, Monk, and Psionicist.
So did I!
Yeah, it's a good selection, and as far as the classes go, I felt they offered a lot more potential for "things we haven't already seen", than some of the other choices.

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Post by reverenddak » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:22 am

Wow! I'm really surprised by the performance of the paladin and the bard. Aren't they the most hated to play in almost every edition of D&D?

Go gnome!
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Post by Vanguard » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:20 pm

Bards are incredible. People just expect them to cast, thieve, and fight better than the more focused classes. What makes them special is that they can do all three well. In 5-person party, they support all of the other roles; in a 3-4 person party they fill gaps; in a 1-2 person party, they're a a liability.
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Post by Karaptis » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:33 pm

Cmon there has to be some bad guys out there who want play with my Auntie Paladin!

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Vanguard wrote:Bards are incredible. People just expect them to cast, thieve, and fight better than the more focused classes. What makes them special is that they can do all three well. In 5-person party, they support all of the other roles; in a 3-4 person party they fill gaps; in a 1-2 person party, they're a a liability.
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Post by Raven_Crowking » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:23 pm

@RevDak: Would my half-class idea for multi-classing work for this issue, do you think? If so, what is my deadline?

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Post by Vanguard » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:44 am

I went with Bard, Half-Orc, Monk, and Gnome.
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Post by sheriffharry » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:18 am

Go Gnome!
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Post by GnomeBoy » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:05 pm

Just got back from camping, and while out in the woods had a brainstorm about how to make a Gnome class for DCC. Glad to see it is very much in the running. :D
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Post by bholmes4 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:23 am

Really wanted to see what someone could do with the Psionicist. Not a huge fan of the class but it's never been done well in my opinion. Would love to see someone take a stab at it anyway.

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Post by sheriffharry » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:57 am

The OFFICIAL results of the poll will be revealed today!!

Go Gnome!
Go Paladin!!

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