Originally Posted by DuskHorseman
Originally Posted by spectralhunter
Originally Posted by Sozz
Never let continuity override telling a good story. Going off-book is as much a part of D&D than anything else, and considering how many house rules were part of BG 1 and 2, I'm willing to give this a chance.

I could argue going off too much ruins a story because it breaks immersion. Vampires have a distinct power level and changing it because “story” is lazy writing.
I'm gonna say it: If someone came to me as a DM with Astarion as a PC, I'd say yeah. It's a pretty good character concept, and I've played with way weirder, and saying "sure yeah you can be a vampire pretty much in name if it helps with this cool subplot I'm down for that" seems like the more reasonable thing than saying "NO vampires HAVE TO BE challenge rating 5 and THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING BUT EAT BABIES", wouldn't you think?

Wow really? id be more like
NO! not only is it stupid for you to be a vampire in this noobie campaigne im running and also if i let you be a vampire i have to let kyle be a werwolf and kenny can have is baby dragon. This is why we running a LOW LEVEL campaigne so we dont have the cool stuff from start. So sttop finding excuses and learn how to noob.

why do ppl wanna have a high level stuff from the start? cant we be allowed to grow?

I... live! Flesh and blood and bone! I am alive! Ha-ha! I swore I would scratch and crawl my way back into the world of the living... and I have done it!