Monday, April 11, 2016

The Adept - A Class for Lamentations of the Flame Princess (or other Old-School Fantasy Games)

I've had an idea for jedi adepts for LotFP for a while, as they bring to the table something different than either a cleric or magic-user traditionally. With the Star Wars franchise returning to theaters for the next foreseeable forever, I figured I might as well.

The Adept

Nazgul by Martawadman
XP and Saves as Magic-User, d6 HP per level. Same combat options as Fighters, Dwarves, and Elves. Must choose to be either Chaotic OR Lawful.

Where others search outwardly for answers, the adept looks within. Through secret rituals, rigorous discipline, mind-altering drugs and intense medication, they walk the wyrding way giving them preternatural abilities and influence on those around them.

The Wyrding Way:
Adepts can channel the wyrd and use it to add an extra die to any ability, save, attack, or damage roll they must make, or can be rolled and added to their AC for a single combat round (from the beginning of their turn to the beginning of their next turn). At first level, this begins as a d4 and goes up by one die-size every four levels. d6 at 4, d8 at 8, d10 at 12, d12 at 16. This can be used on any roll as often as the adept wishes, but every time a 1 appears on either die rolled, their Wyrd goes down one die size. If it is reduced to less than a d4, their will is depleted and they can summon it no further until they've had time to rest and perform the proper meditations (treat the same as a magic-user regaining their spells).

I've been playing with an idea for a corruption lightside/darkside mechanic for the Adept to play with the Lawful or Chaotic choice, but I haven't settled on it yet. Maybe in a future post.

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