Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. - Top - End - #1
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    DrakebloodIV's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    Gender
    Male

    Default The Spellscripter [3.5 base class], Suggestions Welcome

    The Spellscripter

    Desription- A Spellscripter, though similar to a mage or sorcerer, uses magic in a different fashion. Rather than preparing spells in their mind, they etch them onto different surfaces. This allows them to be much more durable in combat, wearing heavy armor.
    {table=head]Level|BaB|Fort|Ref|Will|Special|Spell Level

    1st|
    +0
    |
    +2
    |
    +0
    |
    +2
    |Spell Etching, Etching Style|1

    2nd|
    +1
    |
    +3
    |
    +0
    |
    +3
    |Meta Etching|1

    3rd|
    +2
    |
    +3
    |
    +1
    |
    +3
    |Etching Style|2

    4th|
    +3
    |
    +4
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |Meta Etching|2

    5th|
    +3
    |
    +4
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    ||3

    6th|
    +4
    |
    +5
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    |Etching Style, Meta Etching|3

    7th|
    +5
    |
    +5
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    ||4

    8th|
    +6/+1
    |
    +6
    |
    +2
    |
    +6
    |Meta Etching|4

    9th|
    +6/+1
    |
    +6
    |
    +3
    |
    +6
    |Etching Style|5

    10th|
    +7/+2
    |
    +7
    |
    +3
    |
    +7
    |Meta Etching|5

    11th|
    +8/+3
    |
    +7
    |
    +3
    |
    +7
    ||6

    12th|
    +9/+4
    |
    +8
    |
    +4
    |
    +8
    |Etching Style, Meta Etching|6

    13th|
    +9/+4
    |
    +8
    |
    +4
    |
    +8
    ||7

    14th|
    +10/+5
    |
    +9
    |
    +4
    |
    +9
    |Meta Etching|7

    15th|
    +11/+6/+1
    |
    +9
    |
    +5
    |
    +9
    |Etching Style|8

    16th|
    +12/+7/+2
    |
    +10
    |
    +5
    |
    +10
    |Meta Etching|8

    17th|
    +12/+7/+2
    |
    +10
    |
    +5
    |
    +10
    ||9

    18th|
    +13/+8/+3
    |
    +11
    |
    +6
    |
    +11
    |Etching Style, Meta Etching|9

    19th|
    +14/+9/+4
    |
    +11
    |
    +6
    |
    +11
    ||9

    20th|
    +15/+10/+5
    |
    +12
    |
    +6
    |
    +12
    |Meta Etching|9[/table]

    Class abilities

    Spell Etching-
    When a Spellscripter Etches spells onto an object, there are several styles of Etchings which must be learned individually. Each one has different effects, as well as the forms of spells that a spellscripter can learn and the Meta etches that a Spellscripter gains every other level. Saves against etchings are calculated based on a Spellscripters Etching level plus their Int modifier. Spellscripters, like wizards, may study and scribe in a spellbook as many spells as will fit in that book. Etching normally takes a full round action per spell level and may be done in any armor.

    Meta Etchings
    Meta etchings are alternate forms of etchings which either take longer to cast or can only be etched with lower level spells, if it could be both the caster may echange one for the other on a 1 to 1 ratio. Some Meta Etchings may only be used with specific Etching Styles. Meta etchings take up additional space equal to the number of rounds added plus the number of levels required below max. Meta Etchings may also be bought with feats, but these do not count towards your total Meta Etchings.
    Spoiler
    Show

    {table=head]Name|Requirements|Abilities|Time or max level|Styles
    Empower|None|Variable Numeretic Effects increased by one half|+2 rounds or 2 levels below max|All
    Enlarge|None|Spell Ranges are Doubled|+1 round or 1 level below max|All
    Extend|None|Spell Durations are Doubled|+1 round or 1 level below max|All
    Heighten|None|Increased Effective spell level|X levels below max|All
    Maximize|None|All Variable Numeretic Effects are maximum|+3 rounds or 3 levels below max|All
    Extra Trigger|An additional trigger may be put on the etching|+1 round
    Unbound Trigger|One trigger on this etching may be changed to a trigger not allowed by the spell normally| +2 rounds
    Quicketch|You may etch this spell as a swift action|4 levels below max|All
    Arcing Etch|This meta etch causes a spell not to hit the person who activated the trigger, but to instead arc towards one target within 20 feet, this target is random| +2 rounds or 2 levels below max, or 3 of each to make the target chosen by the Spellscripter who etched the spell|all
    Multi use|Spells cast using this meta etch can be repeated each time the trigger is activated up to a certain limit|+2 rounds or 2 levels per repetition|Any
    [/table]
    More meta stuff to come, I just need to get a rough out there to begin editing other stuff


    Etching Styles
    A Spellscripter must learn to etch spells in different ways, with different triggers and on different objects. The materials used to etch spells may vary, but it generally costs more to etch spells designed to last longer. Etching space is the amount of space an object has to have spells put on it, higher level styles generally require scriptstones to hold their space for them. Spells take up etching space equal to their spell level plus level adjustments from metaetchings. Etching Styles may also be bought with Feats, but those do not count to your total Etching Styles.

    A note on Etching Order
    Spoiler
    Show

    All Etches with the same Trigger are activated in reverse order of etching. But etches with different triggers can be activated separately.

    Example: Steve the Spellscripter puts three different etches on his armor. Two are Hit activated and one is Block activated. From now on the two Hit activated ones will be called spells A and C, A was cast first and C was cast second. Spell B was cast in between, but thats irrelevant. Fred the Fighter (yes, Fred, feel the glory) attacks Steve three times, first hits, second hits and third is blocked. So the spellcasting order would be as such:

    A
    C
    B

    Hope that clarifies things


    Etching Style List
    Spoiler
    Show

    {table=head]Style Name|Triggers|Requirements|Effect & Modifications|Etching space
    Weapon Etching|On successful attack/crit|None|Spell is released to the target of the attack, if an AoE spell it is centered around the target, if it would have a range that range is now touch, if it would have a Ref Saving throw that save is immediately failed by being hit by the attack. On a crit, a Spellscribe may choose to release all of their spells stored in a weapon, but those spells have the save requirements on them reduced by 1/2 the level of the spell| Max damage*Enchantment total
    Armor Etching|On hit, crit or block|None|Spell is released with the person who made the attack as the target. If it would have a range that range is now touch, if it is an AoE spell it is centered around the Spellscripter|Armor Bonus*Enchantment total
    Magic Etching|When a spell is cast|None|Spell is released with the target as either the Spellscripter or whomever cast the spell. A specific spell may be named, or a specific school, or a specification between divine and arcane casting or just a general 'if any spell is cast'| Total Spellscripter level
    Enchantment, Lesser|Any trigger|At least 2 other Etchings|Spell is released as a normal spell, with the target being the person the Enchantment was put on| Infinite, but the Spellscripter must make a concentration check versus 10+the level of the spell being cast (any additional actions during the same round increase this check by 10). If multiple lesser enchantment spells are set off in the same round one must be let fail. Lesser Enchantments may only stay on the target for 24 hours before having to be reapplied.
    Enchantment, Greater|Any trigger|At least 4 other Etchings|Spell is released as normal, but with as long a duration as the Spellscripter likes. The spellscripter may end any Greater Enchantment of theirs in effect at any time and may put triggers to end the spell on as well.|Etching space of the scryptsone used to channel it
    Rune, Lesser|Any trigger|At least 2 other Etchings|Spell is released as normal, with whomever set off the trigger as the target.|Infinite, but the Spellscripter must make a concentration check versus 10+the level of the spell being cast (any additional actions during the same round increase this check by 10). If multiple lesser rune spells are set off in the same round one must be let fail.
    Rune, Greater|Any trigger|At least 4 other Etchings|Spell is released as normal, if it has a duration that duration is instead as long as the spellscripter likes. The spellscripter may end any Greater Rune etching of theirs in effect at any time, and may add triggers to end the spell as well.|Etching space of the scryptstone used to channel it
    Blood, Lesser|Any trigger, but recieves an additional trigger of 'if touched by a Good creature|At least 2 other Etchings, Evil Alignment|Spell is released as normal, but in order to etch this spell you must do damage to another spellcaster in a ritual.|HP of damage done to a spellcaster in a ritual spell
    Blood, Greater|Any trigger, but recieves an additional trigger of 'if touched by a Good creature|At least 4 other Etchings, Evil allignment|Spell is released as normal, but with infinite duration. In order to perform this spell you must preform a ritual which deals ability damage to the targets spellcasting stat|Ability Damage done/2
    Grenade|Contact or proximity to another creature|Spell activates as normal, with the landing point of the Scryptstone. The attack is treated like a grenade like weapon|Etching space of the scrypstone used to cast it
    [/table]


    Spellscriper Spell List
    When I get around to it, alright?

    Scryptstones
    Scryptstones are a form of magic item used to channel runes which the caster is not directly interacting with the rune. Unlike ordinary spells cast on other objects which require the caster to make a concentration check, spells cast with scryptstones effectively make the concentration check for the caster and channel spells for as long as the caster likes. However, if a scryptstone is taken more than 5 feet away from the caster and the casters other scryptsones the spell instantly dispelled. Some objects, like phylacetaries, may have scryptsones inserted into them, and the magic nature of those objects enhances the power of the scryptstone. While a Spellscripter may have more than one scriptstone in their posession, they may not use multiple scriptstones to cast a single spell.

    Spoiler
    Show
    {table=head]Name|Scryptsone etching space|Cost|Additional components and effects
    1st level scriptsone|1|1,000gp|
    2nd level scripstone|2|4,000gp|
    3rd level scriptstone|3|9,000gp|
    4th level scriptstone|4|16,000gp|
    5th level scripstone|5|25,000gp|
    6th level scriptstone|6|36,000gp|
    7th level scriptstone|7|49,000gp|
    8th level scriptstone|8|64,000gp|
    9th level scriptsone|9|81,000gp|
    Phlacetary scripstone|-| Cost of ordinary scriptstone +10%| This scriptstone gets an additional etching space in it and may be used to cast spells even when the Lichs soul is within the phylacetary
    Brittle scryptsone|-|Cost of ordinary scriptsone /5| This scryptstone may only be used for a week total time, after that it shatters and any spells still on it immediately fail.
    Aligned Scryptstone|-|Cost of ordinary scryptstone -5%| This scryptstone always has the trigger 'if touched by a <opposite alignment> character and may only be used by a character of the same alignment as it. This modification may be taken twice. One can also forfeit the price reduction to allow this scryptstone to do an extra 10% damage to <opposite alignment>[/table]


    Questions, comments, and suggestions always welcome.
    Last edited by DrakebloodIV; 2009-09-13 at 06:24 PM.
    I make avvies if you ask nice.

    This llamatar is not by me, but if I could draw llamas I would have made my own.
    Always check my posts for white text, you may find a nice surprise.
    [/CENTER]

  2. - Top - End - #2
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Dragon Elite's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Post Re: The Spellscripter [3.5 base class], Suggestions Welcome

    Wow... I'm no good with balance, but it sounds cool. Does the armor etching go before or after the attack deals damage?
    -- The Dragon
    Spoiler
    Show
    Avatar by Telasi

  3. - Top - End - #3
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    DrakebloodIV's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Spellscripter [3.5 base class], Suggestions Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon Elite View Post
    Wow... I'm no good with balance, but it sounds cool. Does the armor etching go before or after the attack deals damage?
    Hmm, the trigger goes off on a hit, crit or block. So I would assume that the spell would activate after the attack did what it did.
    I make avvies if you ask nice.

    This llamatar is not by me, but if I could draw llamas I would have made my own.
    Always check my posts for white text, you may find a nice surprise.
    [/CENTER]

  4. - Top - End - #4
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Dragon Elite's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Post Re: The Spellscripter [3.5 base class], Suggestions Welcome

    Phew... I was seeing some DR giving spell that went off before any attack. That would be bad.
    -- The Dragon
    Spoiler
    Show
    Avatar by Telasi

  5. - Top - End - #5
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    DrakebloodIV's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Spellscripter [3.5 base class], Suggestions Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon Elite View Post
    Phew... I was seeing some DR giving spell that went off before any attack. That would be bad.
    That would be amazing. That goes beyond cheese, a fine gouda if I say so myself. Although you could have a lot of triggered runes on their so that each time an attack lands another DR giving spell would activate afterword. Then you could totally OD on DR.
    I make avvies if you ask nice.

    This llamatar is not by me, but if I could draw llamas I would have made my own.
    Always check my posts for white text, you may find a nice surprise.
    [/CENTER]

  6. - Top - End - #6
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Dragon Elite's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Post Re: The Spellscripter [3.5 base class], Suggestions Welcome

    Or explosive runes on the armor. Or even Barkskin on the armor.
    -- The Dragon
    Spoiler
    Show
    Avatar by Telasi

  7. - Top - End - #7
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    DrakebloodIV's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Spellscripter [3.5 base class], Suggestions Welcome

    Im not sure the Spellscripter will even have Explosive Runes. Cause there are other spells they could cast that would do that but better. Which is weird cause thats really the spell that inspired the class.
    I make avvies if you ask nice.

    This llamatar is not by me, but if I could draw llamas I would have made my own.
    Always check my posts for white text, you may find a nice surprise.
    [/CENTER]

  8. - Top - End - #8
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Dragon Elite's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Default Re: The Spellscripter [3.5 base class], Suggestions Welcome

    I just think you should start with maybe two etching styles. I would probably pick armor etching, then weapon etching.
    -- The Dragon
    Spoiler
    Show
    Avatar by Telasi

  9. - Top - End - #9
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    DrakebloodIV's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Spellscripter [3.5 base class], Suggestions Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon Elite View Post
    I just think you should start with maybe two etching styles. I would probably pick armor etching, then weapon etching.
    But by giving them only one it forces them to make a choice in style for the first couple levels, later they can etch both but in the beginning by only doing one creativity and skill are required to keep from being less than effective.

    Also, do you guys think this class should have a reduced progression in comparison to a Wizard?
    I make avvies if you ask nice.

    This llamatar is not by me, but if I could draw llamas I would have made my own.
    Always check my posts for white text, you may find a nice surprise.
    [/CENTER]

  10. - Top - End - #10
    Orc in the Playground
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location

    Default Re: The Spellscripter [3.5 base class], Suggestions Welcome

    This is so far a very good read....I urge you to continue .

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •