Xuldarinar

2013-05-08, 07:11 PM

Before I establish the expansions to the system, Here is how the system operates.

You select 2 classes. At any given level you take any 2 classes or 1 class and one prestige class. You may not take 2 prestige classes in a given level. Prestige classes that are essentially combinations of two classes -should- be prohibited but are not necessarily.

Hit Die: Take the larger one.

Base Attack Bonus: Choose the better.

Base Saving Throw Bonuses: For each save, choose the better.

Class skills: Take the higher. Combine skill lists

Class features: Take from both. Shared class features accrue at the faster rate. Spellcasting is kept separate. All class based restrictions are applied normally.

Now, the changes.

Assume at any given level, you have 2.5 class points (For a lower power campaign with this, start with 1.5 class points or even just 1 class point). A base class costs 1 point. Prestige classes cost 1.5 points. Prestige classes that are mixes of two or more classes, if permitted, cost 2 points. Points cannot be saved for use in later levels. Now, you may give up something for more points. (Values will be adjusted as appropriate)

Hit Die 0.25 per step. (d12 or d10 becomes d6. d8 or d6 becomes d4. d4 reduces to 0. Constitution mod is still applied at every level)

Attack Bonus: 0.5 (Poor progression: 0.25)

Saves (all together): 0.5

Skills: 0.25 per step. (10 becomes 5, 8 becomes 6, 6 or 5 become 3, 4 becomes 2. 3 or 2 becomes 0. Intellect mod is still applied at every level)

In total, if you give up everything else. You will have 5 class points to work with for class features.

Below are three tables, showing the required points for the possible combinations using this expansion of the system. mPrC is a PrC that is a mix of two or more classes, like the mystic theurge. Something that is recommended to be prohibited.

{table]-|0 PrC|1 PrC|2 PrC|3 PrC

0 Classes|-|1.5|3|4.5

1 Class|1|2.5|4|-

2 Classes|2|3.5|5|-

3 Classes|3|4.5|-|-

4 Classses|4|-|-|-

5 Classses|5|-|-|- [/table]

{table]-|0 mPrC|1 mPrC|2 mPrC

0 Classes|-|2|4

1 Class|1|3|5

2 Classes|2|4|-

3 Classes|3|5|-

4 Classses|4|-|-

5 Classses|5|-|- [/table]

{table]-|0 PrC|1 PrC|2 PrC|3 PrC

0 mPrC|-|1.5|3|4.5

1 mPrC|2|3.5|5|-

2 mPrC|4|-|-|- [/table]

You select 2 classes. At any given level you take any 2 classes or 1 class and one prestige class. You may not take 2 prestige classes in a given level. Prestige classes that are essentially combinations of two classes -should- be prohibited but are not necessarily.

Hit Die: Take the larger one.

Base Attack Bonus: Choose the better.

Base Saving Throw Bonuses: For each save, choose the better.

Class skills: Take the higher. Combine skill lists

Class features: Take from both. Shared class features accrue at the faster rate. Spellcasting is kept separate. All class based restrictions are applied normally.

Now, the changes.

Assume at any given level, you have 2.5 class points (For a lower power campaign with this, start with 1.5 class points or even just 1 class point). A base class costs 1 point. Prestige classes cost 1.5 points. Prestige classes that are mixes of two or more classes, if permitted, cost 2 points. Points cannot be saved for use in later levels. Now, you may give up something for more points. (Values will be adjusted as appropriate)

Hit Die 0.25 per step. (d12 or d10 becomes d6. d8 or d6 becomes d4. d4 reduces to 0. Constitution mod is still applied at every level)

Attack Bonus: 0.5 (Poor progression: 0.25)

Saves (all together): 0.5

Skills: 0.25 per step. (10 becomes 5, 8 becomes 6, 6 or 5 become 3, 4 becomes 2. 3 or 2 becomes 0. Intellect mod is still applied at every level)

In total, if you give up everything else. You will have 5 class points to work with for class features.

Below are three tables, showing the required points for the possible combinations using this expansion of the system. mPrC is a PrC that is a mix of two or more classes, like the mystic theurge. Something that is recommended to be prohibited.

{table]-|0 PrC|1 PrC|2 PrC|3 PrC

0 Classes|-|1.5|3|4.5

1 Class|1|2.5|4|-

2 Classes|2|3.5|5|-

3 Classes|3|4.5|-|-

4 Classses|4|-|-|-

5 Classses|5|-|-|- [/table]

{table]-|0 mPrC|1 mPrC|2 mPrC

0 Classes|-|2|4

1 Class|1|3|5

2 Classes|2|4|-

3 Classes|3|5|-

4 Classses|4|-|-

5 Classses|5|-|- [/table]

{table]-|0 PrC|1 PrC|2 PrC|3 PrC

0 mPrC|-|1.5|3|4.5

1 mPrC|2|3.5|5|-

2 mPrC|4|-|-|- [/table]