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The Vagabond
2015-10-07, 09:22 PM
Basically, it's an Idea I've had for a long, long time. Primarily, a class that is the Spellcasting equivalent of the Summoner to Melee combat- But merged with the Bards buffing ability.

So I'm making a class called The Conductor. It doesn't have much but a table to it, and a spellcasting equivalent method, and I want to see what I can do make it work, and ideas for parts to make it work.






Level

Base Attack Bonus

Fort Save

Ref Save

Will Save

Special

Counterpoint

Members Summoned

Aspects Mastered

Mood Mastered

Maximum Aspect Level Known



1st

+0

+0

+0

+2

Conductorís Performance, Choirís Audience, Summon Orchestra, Jingle, Song

3

3

3

1

1st



2nd

+1

+0

+0

+3

Conductor Training

3

4

5

2

1st



3rd

+1

+1

+1

+3

Song

3

5

7

2

1st



4th

+2

+1

+1

+4

Conductor Training

4

7

9

3

2nd



5th

+2

+1

+1

+4

Song

4

8

11

3

2nd



6th

+3

+2

+2

+5

Conductor Training

4

9

13

4

3rd



7th

+3

+2

+2

+5

Song

4

10

15

4

3rd



8th

+4

+2

+2

+6

Conductor Training

4

11

17

5

4th



9th

+4

+3

+3

+6

Song

5

13

19

5

4th



10th

+5

+3

+3

+7

Conductor Training

5

14

21

6

5th



11th

+5

+3

+3

+7

Song

5

15

22

6

5th



12th

+6/+1

+4

+4

+8

Conductor Training

5

16

24

7

6th



13th

+6/+1

+4

+4

+8

Song

5

17

25

7

6th



14th

+7/+2

+4

+4

+9

Conductor Training

6

19

27

8

7th



15th

+7/+2

+5

+5

+9

Song

6

20

28

8

7th



16th

+8/+3

+5

+5

+10

Conductor Training

6

21

30

9

8th



17th

+8/+3

+5

+5

+10

Song

6

22

31

9

8th



18th

+9/+4

+6

+6

+11

Conductor Training

6

23

33

10

9th



19th

+9/+4

+6

+6

+11

Song

7

25

34

10

9th



20th

+10/+5

+6

+6

+12

Conductor Training

7

26

36

11

9th




Conductor's Performance:

A conductor's Performance relies on two things, the Conductor and Parts of his Orchestra. To maintain a performance, a part must be no further than 60 feet away from another part of the Orchestra. At least one orchestra must be within 60 feet of the Conductor.
To maintain a Orchestral performance, one must take a full round action every round, provoking attacks of opportunities.
A conductor can perform for 4+Cha mod minutes per day at level one, plus four more minutes per level he possesses

A song is composed of Three aspects:

The Mood: The mood defines how the song sounds feels- This mostly includes the type of Genre, the contour, and the type of sound it makes. To maintain a Performance, the Melody must be maintained. Think the benefits from Bardic Performances for this one, on the mechanically benefits.
Aspects: These are mostly the nuts and gears of the music, Harmony, or those small things that truly make a song. Think spell effects for this one.
Counterpoint: These are mostly the different types of rhythms that are going on, and the different melodies. This is where the summoner bits come into play, where the main benefits of a Conductor is that he is very capable of managing action economy, functioning in this case as 3 level 5 wizards in a level 10 party.

Each aspect has a base effect, plus a bonus for every member who takes part in an effect.

Orchestra:

A orchestra consists of parts, which then consist of members. Each part is considered a Incorporeal Troop of the Outsider type. Melodies and Aspects are powered by Members of a Orchestra, however, you cannot have more than your level +1 members focusing on a single aspect or Mood.

Basic stuff on music:

Basically, Music is Psionics on a per-round basis, with a slight action economy advantage. You have augmenting a power, or in this case, a melody.

With that done, the goal is to create a relatively freeform system, where hopefully you can make a representation for any song, from Fill my good fellow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3Db_jARe2Q), Happy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM), and Dies Irae (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDFFHaz9GsY). And I just want to see if I'm making the whole thing simply more complicated than it has to be before I get further work done on it.