Thank you PO Vel, I needed that.
So, does everyone see us as moving in a direction as trying to implement something similar to D&D? Is that why the discussion is turning in that direction?
Yes, in the past, Illa mages have been incredibly powerful, but... our warriors are freaking powerful too. I think they are even more powerful now. A true warrior character needs to be afraid of something, mages are that something, but what is a mage afraid of, and that there is the problem with old illa mages. They weren't afraid of anything. From what I am reading, some people would like to reign in that power by giving mages something to be afraid of, but what? Or who?
We need the trifecta... Warriors are afraid of mages... mages are afraid of... I dunno... lets say for the sake of argument... druids... druids are afraid of warriors...
My image of a druid: One with nature, uses the herbs and plants to build the bombs and such (mana bombs and explosive type), but can also use the written spells (if we go that route) if someone sells them to him. But, because of his link to nature, should be able to call on nature, like the elements or the animals. (If this is possible in some way.)
So, obviously, warriors wouldn't be too afraid of explosions, but mages would nearly float from them. Does this all make sense? (It's 4am, so could all be gibberish)
The trifecta: warriors/mages/druids: Go... debate