Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Arcane Warrior: A Warrior/Conjuror for Elves in The Black Hack

So I wrote The Zebra Hack (Zero Edition), which closely emulates Swords & Wizardry Whitebox as its inspiration. One thing I neglected include was the Elvish blended magic user with fighting ability from White Box. Here is my take, along with another alternate class for Elves that might intrigue some people.

ARCANE WARRIOR

Requirement: Elf

Starting HP: d8 + 4
HP Per Level/Resting: 1d8
Weapons & Armor: Any Weapons, Gambeson, Leather, Chain Mail, All Shields but not during spellcasting.
Attack Damage: 1d8 / 1d6 Unarmed or Improvising.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Swordsman: As part of their action an Arcane Warrior can make 1 Melee attack per odd level.

Wilderness Survival: In a natural environment, rolls with Advantage when tracking, moving silently, navigating, finding food, or calming wild animals.

Arcane Spellcasting: Beginning at second level, an Arcane Warrior can cast a number of Arcane Spells per day, see the Spellcasting section.

LEVELING UP

Roll to see if attributes increase, roll twice for STR or INT.

SPELLBOOK

Arcane Warriors start with a large spellbook containing a total of 1d4 spells from the Level 1 and 2 Arcane Spell lists.
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Legolas in the movies displayed an amazing skill with the bow. Here is something a little more along his style.


ARCANE FORESTER

Requirement: Elf

Starting HP: d6 + 4
HP Per Level/Resting: 1d6
Weapons & Armor: Any Weapons, Gambeson, Leather, Chain Mail, All Shields but not during spellcasting.
Attack Damage: 1d6 / 1d4 Unarmed or Improvising.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Archer: As part of their action an Arcane Forester can make 1 Ranged attack per odd level.

Wilderness Survival: In a natural environment, rolls with Advantage when tracking, moving silently, navigating, finding food, or calming wild animals.

Arcane Spellcasting: Beginning at second level, an Arcane Forester can cast a number of Arcane Spells per day, see the Spellcasting section.

LEVELING UP

Roll to see if attributes increase, roll twice for DEX or INT.

SPELLBOOK

Arcane Foresters start with a large spellbook containing a total of 1d4 spells from the Level 1 and 2 Arcane Spell lists.



DAILY ARCANE WARRIOR and ARCANE FORESTER SPELLS


PC Level
Spell Level
1
2
3
4
5
1
-
-
-
-
-
2
1
-
-
-
-
3
2
-
-
-
-
4
2
1
-
-
-
5
3
2
-
-
-
6
4
2

-
-
7
4
2
1
-
-
8
4
2
2
-
-
9
4
3
2
1
-
10
4
4
3
2
-

My Ranger in A Hack of Class does not cast spells. If you really want spellcasting Rangers for humans, the Arcane Forester is a perfect fit.