Ranger's Natural Explorer

3 months ago

I just reached level 6 and my ranger got to pick another favored terrain...  The Choices are something like: "arctic, coast, desert, forest, grassland, mountain, swamp".


What terrains are in the game so far?  what terrains make up the badlands?  Seems to me the badlands are some combination of desert, mountain, and grasslands?


Will terrain types such as "arctic", and "coast" be removed if such terrains never make it in the game?

TomReneth
Level 11
3 months ago

The long tradition of overly specific class skills continues for the noble Rangers.


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IXI
Level 9
3 months ago

yep wotc finally bumped up the ranger in tasha's, however, i wonder if it was because the new sidekicks were more powerful than the stock ranger from the PHB [at least at 1st level]


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silverblade
Level 10
3 months ago

I just reached level 6 and my ranger got to pick another favored terrain...  The Choices are something like: "arctic, coast, desert, forest, grassland, mountain, swamp".


What terrains are in the game so far?  what terrains make up the badlands?  Seems to me the badlands are some combination of desert, mountain, and grasslands?


Will terrain types such as "arctic", and "coast" be removed if such terrains never make it in the game?

It could be for future content or modules. Best to keep them in instead of adding later. Although it would be helpful if the campaign provided suggestions like a good DM would. 

Baraz
Level 13
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2 months ago

I encourage Tactical Adventures to invent new Features to replace the Favored Terrain stuff. 

Examples : 

  • Instead of Arctic, you are Resistant to cold damage ;
  • Instead of Mountain, you have a bonus to Acrobatic checks, climbing and difficult terrain ...

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Ilxuss
Level 6
6 days ago

I couldn't find any better thread but do we know what kinds of terrains are present in Solasta? 

To me, it didn't look like there are any coastal or arctic places, most look like desert, mountains or plains but I'm not sure whether those plain-looking places are really plains or forests honestly. Did somebody test if picking the right favoured terrain change anything?

Heldred
Level 10
5 days ago

Desert, mountain, grassland, and forest I see...

However, this skills is WORTHLESS, even if it was for all environs.  Ranger needs some flavor and I would put a skill bonus to each environ, like @Baraz suggested.  Then you have something useful to look forward to... 

desert, resistant to fire.  

swamps, resistant to poison.

mountains, cold... coast, acid... forest, necro...  grassland, lightning... 

You now have useful, class defining feats, that don't stink.  

TomReneth
Level 11
4 days ago

Forest seem like a safe bet, but I am unsure how this is implemented at all or how much of the Badlands work out. They really should release some info on this.


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Heldred
Level 10
2 hours ago

The long tradition of overly specific class skills continues for the noble Rangers. 


Tom put it best, hyper-specific skills work in tabletop, when you are spending a campaign in one or two environments for a while, possibly forever.  In a game, this doesn't translate well at all...  they need to rethink the environs benefit, and my suggestion (see above) is to link it with a reasonably occurring benefit (resistance to cold, fire, acid, etc.).