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Old 10-11-2017, 09:32 PM   #21
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... where's this Warrior template he thinks is there? And the 1 point advantages are there still. *hair pull*
As I commented there, I wanted to know where this assumed familiarity with GURPS was.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:38 PM   #22
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I think he's referring to D&D classes and comparing them to the DFRPG Professions. Not sure which edition of D&D called the combat specialist a Warrior - I've always been partial to Fighting Man myself.
None of ‘em, and I’ve played every edition except OD&D. Second Edition D&D had all the classes grouped into superclasses, as it were. Thus, Fighter was a subclass of Warrior, which wasn’t anything you could play. Third Edition had an NPC class called Warrior which was meant for NPC bandits and guards. As Monte Cook later lamented, that was confusing at first, as the PC class was still Fighter.

Edit: to make an aside and get this back to DF, the default DF templates map well to the default D&D classes in 3e and 5e. The only real differences are that the D&D Fighter is split into Knight and Swashbuckler in DF, while the D&D Wizard/Sorcerer (and Warlock, once you get midway through the 3e era, and has been core since 4e) split is meaningless in DF (it’s a matter of one class using Vancian magic and the other not). I consider this mapping to be a Good Thing, since it increases familiarity for D&D players.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:51 AM   #23
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I've got a young (ten-ish) nephew who, I learned some months ago, had started playing D&D. We can do better than that, I thought, and I sent him my second copies of the DFRPG box and GM's screen. His first impression was apparently great enthusiasm. He's been reading the books non-stop when he comes home from school and is planning a first campaign. So, may have created a new GURPS player.
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:35 AM   #24
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The only real differences are that the D&D Fighter is split into Knight and Swashbuckler in DF
Pathfinder has a Swashbuckler class that maps more directly to the swashbuckler.
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