The Nerf Bat

13 Jan

nerf-batIt’s a bright, sunlit day for 3 popular races in the Guild.

Yes, this is another instance of the Grandmaster nerfing a popular choice in the Guild.

Orcs, Strix, and Svirfneblins will have a -1 Level Adjustment in the Guild

They are just so appealing, just so GOOD, that they must get whacked in the face by the nerf bat.

Players who currently have an orc or svirfneblin character don’t have to make any changes. But once they level up, the -1 Level Adjustment applies.

You’re welcome.

(And 500th post! Yay!)

-Your Stern and Evenhanded Grandmaster


Posted by on January 13, 2016 in Announcements


15 responses to “The Nerf Bat

  1. Nate

    January 14, 2016 at 5:14 am

    What about Strix characters? Also I’m pretty sure the plural of Svirfneblin is just Svirfneblin.

    • ronaldsf

      January 14, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      You raise a good point… (about strix)…

  2. Enzo

    January 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Well, both suck anyway though. Why do people like them???

    • ronaldsf

      January 14, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Orcs: +4 Strength, Endurance and Diehard feats for free. Means anyone can be a dominant fighter at low levels.
      Svirfneblin: +1 size bonus to AC, +2 natural AC, +2 to all saves, darkvision, strong spell resistance, several spell-like abilities
      Strix: flight, negates the strength of flying enemies and trivializes environmental obstacles

  3. mmccoo171

    January 15, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    But why not just not let low levels use them?????

    • ronaldsf

      January 15, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      It’s only a 1 level adjustment

  4. mmccoo171

    January 16, 2016 at 9:28 am

    But for higher levels like us it’s a big thing! And really they are only a problem at low levels.

    • ronaldsf

      January 16, 2016 at 10:31 am

      The benefits listed above are each worth a level, AT LEAST. There is NO level from any class that gives class features that are as good as what these races give. The only exception is unlocking a high caster level, but if you’re a high-level caster then you’re way powerful anyway.

    • Enzo

      February 8, 2016 at 10:09 am

      they still aren’t good. i could make a level 1 core race that could beat a level 1 svirfneblin, orc, or strix.

    • ronaldsf

      February 8, 2016 at 10:58 am

      I’m sure you can in theory versus someone who knows less about Pathfinder. I still know what I’m saying is true though. Orcs for example: +4 Strength, darkvision, and the equivalent of 2 feats (Endurance and Diehard) are more than worth 1 level, especially at low levels. It effectively doubles your combat utility at Level 1.

  5. Nate

    January 17, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Could a level 1 player use these races and be level 0?

    • ronaldsf

      January 17, 2016 at 8:45 pm


  6. Conor

    January 18, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Finally, Max Shloshajdfj (can’t spell, don’t care either) will stop bothering me about being a svirfneblin…

    • ronaldsf

      January 19, 2016 at 9:39 am


  7. Max

    February 6, 2016 at 7:07 am



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