questors vs path?

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Notaure
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questors vs path?

Post by Notaure » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:44 pm

Hello every one !
Juste a simple question here :

why on one side questor devotion benefits do not stack with similar benefits provided by disciplines and on the other side path characteristic bonuses are added to the dicipline’s characteristic bonuses ?

It seems to me that questors are less tastfull than paths.
it would not have been better to apply same mechanics to both and reduce questor devotion benefits ?

Thank you

PS1: no offense in what I say, i just want to understand clearly! :D

PS2: sorry for my english

Panda
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Re: questors vs path?

Post by Panda » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:12 am

Greetings,

Characteristic bonuses were added to questors in 4E to support them as standalone characters. While this is great for just questors, but can create the wrong incentive for an adept to questor for a Passion—the relatively cheap bonuses, rather than the quest itself. While the game is about playing adepts, making questors feel appropriate to the setting and not just as an extension of adepts was important for the 4E direction. Otherwise, there wouldn't be characteristic bonuses at all.

In contrast, Paths work with Disciplines and designed as such.

Hopefully this offers the clarity you were looking for.

Best regards,

Morgan

Notaure
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Re: questors vs path?

Post by Notaure » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:50 pm

ok thank you very much Panda for your answer

best regards

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