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Re: The Charlatan Handbook: or Pretending to be a God
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2009, 12:02:48 AM »
How about an advantages section, comparing you to a real Wizard?  Because that's what I see as the classes biggest weakness is that your just some weird Pseudo caster.  Although a Factotum/Chameleon/Charlatan would be rather strange on spellcasting it doesn't seam like it even touches the wizard.

It's obviously intended for aristocrats.
NPC Prestige Classes?  Now that's a new one.
Yeah, like Hexer or Survivor.

I've heard of Survivor (Commoner gets in because it requires "class level greater than all saves" or something), Hexer?

Hexer has the most poorly-written entry requirements of anything I've ever seen. Ever. That's its only real notable feature.

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Re: The Charlatan Handbook: or Pretending to be a God
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2009, 12:47:11 AM »
And requires lightnng bolt as a divine spell, which adepts get, but most clerics don't.
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Re: The Charlatan Handbook: or Pretending to be a God
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2009, 12:54:54 AM »
How about an advantages section, comparing you to a real Wizard?  Because that's what I see as the classes biggest weakness is that your just some weird Pseudo caster.  Although a Factotum/Chameleon/Charlatan would be rather strange on spellcasting it doesn't seam like it even touches the wizard.

It's obviously intended for aristocrats.
NPC Prestige Classes?  Now that's a new one.
Yeah, like Hexer or Survivor.

I've heard of Survivor (Commoner gets in because it requires "class level greater than all saves" or something), Hexer?
That being said, the example survivor is a fighter 5 / survivor 2, which seems to indicate they forgot. My groups always said the survivor, once your in, could be taken despite that funky prerequisite. Had a fairly good Barb 15 / Survivor 5, but that lack of a +16 BAB...

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Re: The Charlatan Handbook: or Pretending to be a God
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2009, 12:57:38 AM »
I'm of the opinion that your levels in a prestige class have no bearing on your ability to qualify for said prestige class.
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Re: The Charlatan Handbook: or Pretending to be a God
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2009, 07:04:35 AM »
How about an advantages section, comparing you to a real Wizard?  Because that's what I see as the classes biggest weakness is that your just some weird Pseudo caster.  Although a Factotum/Chameleon/Charlatan would be rather strange on spellcasting it doesn't seam like it even touches the wizard.

It's obviously intended for aristocrats.
NPC Prestige Classes?  Now that's a new one.
Yeah, like Hexer or Survivor.

I've heard of Survivor (Commoner gets in because it requires "class level greater than all saves" or something), Hexer?

Hexer has the most poorly-written entry requirements of anything I've ever seen. Ever. That's its only real notable feature.

What is it? (and where is hexer from?)

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Re: The Charlatan Handbook: or Pretending to be a God
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2009, 07:39:18 AM »
Masters of the Wild. Requires Monstrous Humanoid, Giant, Goblinoid, or another primitive race. Nongood. 10 ranks of Knowledge (arcana), Spellcraft, and Wilderness Lore (meaning, Survival), and finally, the ability to cast Lightning Bolt as a divine spell. Good luck.

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Re: The Charlatan Handbook: or Pretending to be a God
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2010, 06:30:33 AM »
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Re: The Charlatan Handbook: or Pretending to be a God
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2011, 07:04:19 AM »
Ah...wow its been way to long. Now that i'm back from army time i've got time, interest, and energy to complete this guide. Hopefully over the next month or two i'll be able to finish this up. Any new insights are welcome.
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Re: The Charlatan Handbook: or Pretending to be a God
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2011, 07:46:03 PM »
nightstalker (mystic variant) base class (dragonlance: races of ansalon) gets up to three ghost cohorts, which are explicitly allowed to take class levels per class feature description. iirc, the first is at 6th level. having a ghost master of the unseen hand following one around can certainly make being a charlatan easier to pull off.
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Re: The Charlatan Handbook: or Pretending to be a God
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2011, 08:25:05 PM »

[Fortune Teller's Eye(ex): With a minute of study and a Sense Motive you can figure out something about the target. Half its alignment, basic class abilities, even power level(based on class or cr). These tid bits can be used to "divine" something about the target. Could be used as a crowd pleaser at cocktail parties I guess.



What does the scouter say about his power level?!

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Re: The Charlatan Handbook: or Pretending to be a God
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2011, 08:35:25 PM »
Ah...wow its been way to long. Now that i'm back from army time i've got time, interest, and energy to complete this guide. Hopefully over the next month or two i'll be able to finish this up. Any new insights are welcome.

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Are you sure this isn't an attempt at a Real Life Meta- Charlatan ??

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If so, it's way waayyy better than anything I've ever tried (wink).

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Re: The Charlatan Handbook: or Pretending to be a God
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2011, 08:17:23 AM »
What does the scouter say about his power level?!

It's a druid!!! It's over 9000!!!