Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Circean Enchanter

:Requirements:  Human, Female, INT 9+, CHA 14+
:Primes: INT, CHA
:Max Level: 12?
:Hit Die: d4 (+1 after level 9)
:Combat: Gimped To Hit Progression, Light Armor, No Shield
:Saves: as Magic-user

"You think a few tears upset me?  My friend, every woman is a pragmatist at heart."
-- Circean

Circeans must have 13+ in both INT an CHA to earn 25% XP bonus.  Must have a CHA of 16+ and INT of 13+ to earn 50% XP bonus.

Circeans are temptresses, beguilers of men, and poisoners of mind.

"Arcane Magic"
  Intrinsic Arcane Magic, focii oriented, not memorized, CHA based.
  Requires casting checks; d20 >; spell level. New spells gained only via capture.

"Shield of Magic"
  20% per level arcane magic (i.e. not divine, not faerie) resistance.  100% at 5th level.  Only applies when direct target of spell, not spell effect.  Idea from Supplement VI The Majestic Wilderlands.

"Arcane Perception"
  Can identify potions, sense magical auras, and the like. Must sample potion, handle object, etc. 2 in 6 chance, (3 in 6 at 3rd level, 4 in 6 at 5th level, 5 in 6 at 7th level)

"Arcane Prestige"
  Minor magical effects based on currently memorized spells.  May Counter Arcane Magic and engage in Arcane Duels.

  Once per day a Circean may attempt, (d20 + 2x Circean's level - target's level >= 20), to charm a human male by merely speaking to him.  This charm is broken if victim leaves the sight of Circean for more than a moment.

  Circeans know the secrets to brewing non-magical potions. See Dungeoneer 1-6 Compendium pg 18 for details.

  Ability to discern Fate's path.  Requires access to astrological structures, orrery, library or the like.

Based on Judges Guild Dungeoneer 1-6 Compendium article.  Utilizes various house rules I may have mentioned in past blog posts... Feel free to replace 25/50% XP bonus with more standard 5/10%.  "Gimped to-hit" is whatever magic-users get.  Not posting Arcane Duel, Counter spelling, or Astrology rules, use your imagination (or Google).  Intrinsic Arcane Magic, think D&D3.5 sorcerers and illusionist spell lists.  Or this.

I don't let real life males play this class, it's a "reward" for girls cool enough to nerd out around the table with us obnoxious males.

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