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Spellcaster variant [3.5]
« on: October 19, 2010, 08:29:43 PM »
Random idea - sort of a hybrid of wizard and sorcerer:


The Basics: As sorcerer, but d6 HD and no familiar. Gains access to new spell levels when a wizard does.

Spells Known: You know a number of spells of each level equal to your Int modifier (minimum 1).

Arcane Focus: At 1st level you create or receive an item which acts as the focus for your magic - you must be holding it in order to cast spells normally. A focus is inscribed with a number of spells into your focus equal to 3 +1 per two class levels, which you can cast as normal (but see Ritual Casting). You may change the enscribed spells whenever you gain a level. You may use your Arcane Focus as a focus component in place of inexpensive material components.

Ritual Casting: You may cast any spell you know, even if it is not inscribed in your focus and/or you are not holding your focus, by extending the casting time by x10 and reducing the caster level by 2. You may instead cast the spell in double its normal casting time by reducing the caster level by 4. You may cast the spell in its normal casting time by reducing its caster level by 6. If this would result in a caster level lower than the minimum required to cast the spell then you cannot cast it (you may cast cantrips with a CL of -1 or higher).
« Last Edit: October 19, 2010, 08:31:24 PM by Prime32 »
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