Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Magic User Class for Heroic Age of Tékumel

I mentioned on G+ that I'd post an example of a class with the new way of expressing subclasses, such as Tribal versions. So, here is the Magic User class with subclasses Priest and Shaman. Let me know what you think.

Magic User Class

Magic Users can be priests, lay priests, shamans, or other users of magic. Anyone who casts spells is considered a Magic User. 

Weapons and Armor
·        Dagger or staff, and any weapons they received from their background. Magic users of the Temples of Karakán, Chegárra, Vimúhla, and Chiténg* can take any one-handed weapon instead of the staff.
·        Light armor and no shield are required for spell casting. One can use an action to drop the shield to cast.

Metal
Metal interferes with magic. Any more than 2 ounces of metal (20 Káitars) on a wizard’s person or in contact with their body will cause a catastrophic critical failure. Many wizards carry gems or letters of credit for their cash needs.


Magic User Skills
Professional
Spells and Spellcasting skills 
Restricted
Level 1: 1st Level spells
Levels 2-3: 2nd Level spells
Levels 4+: 3rd Level spells
Weapons restricted to dagger or staff*
Prohibited
Soldier and Military skills

Saving Throw Bonus

Magic Users gain a +2 on PSY saving throws.

Magic User Experience Table                  

Level
Fighting
Level
Casting
Level
Hit Dice
Experience
1
1
1
1d6
0-2000
2
1
2
2d6-1
2001-4000
3
1
3
3d6-2
4001-8000
4
2
4
4d6-3
8001-16000
5
2
5
4d6
16001-32000
6
2
6
5d6-1
32001-64000
7
3
7
6d6-2
64001-125000
8
3
8
7d6-3
125000-250000
9
3
9
7d6
250001-375000
10
3
10
8d6-1
375001-500000

Each additional Level requires 125,000 experience points more than the last. The Hit Dice go up by +1 per Level. Fighting Level stays at 3.

Sub-Class: Priest

Prerequisite:  Priest skill

Priest Skills
Professional
Knowledge, Spells, and Spellcasting skills
Restricted
Level 1: 1st Level spells,
Levels 2-3: 2nd Level spells,
Levels 4+: 3rd Level spells,
Weapons restricted to dagger or staff*
Prohibited
Soldier and Military skills



Sub-Class: Shaman

Shaman Skills
Professional
Spells and Spellcasting skills
Restricted
All non-Professional skills must be from Tribal Support skills.
Level 1: 1st Level spells,
Levels 2-3: 2nd Level spells,
Levels 4+: 3rd Level spells,
Weapons restricted to dagger or staff*
Prohibited
Soldier and Military skills