Fortnight - 7/6/2006 4:52 PM I think paladins are one of the most complex character types one can play,
I think this is where the greater player base is to blame, they expect paladins to be without fault, honest, virtuous and pure as the driven snow.
Lancelot, from the Arturian (or Arthurian if you want) was the greatest of Arthurs knights, devout and pious, yet he was duped into an affair by Elaine of Astolat, whereby Galahad is born, the bastard son of a paladin-esque figure. Lancelot rejects Elaine, due to his love of Guinevere, the beloved of his king. His love for Guinevere ultimately brings down the court of camelot. A paladin with definate flaws, but definately more interesting than Paul the generic Paladin.
Anyhow, there is a lot of complexity to be found within the class, but it's HARD. The problem is paladins need to get down off thier high (war)horses and be PEOPLE too. Fortnight!
well what if some righteous warrior wanted to start an order of paladins for his particular (NG or LG)god? *sheepish smile*
so how does one petition ones god for powers that paladins have? and btw, is there a new hand book in the works for v3?
I play a Paladin of Toran, they are not the strongest fighters and cannot cast to many spells. Anyway, if you want a evil paladin that can smite good or cause diseases, I believe a Blackguard (prestige class) will be your best bet. Just a suggestion!
Oh I see, nevermind then.