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Asbestos
2009-05-25, 03:23 PM
So, if you could, in the real world, gain a single class level (not a PrC) and only a single class level (no xp for you) what class would you pick and from what edition of the game? Why?


I'll start with something totally worthless for gaining fame/money (maybe some minor fame)

4e- Beastmaster Ranger: If my dog gets run over I can just raise it back from the dead.

lisiecki
2009-05-25, 03:25 PM
3.X Ranger

I want to be able to hunt men, as though they were beasts

Hat-Trick
2009-05-25, 03:29 PM
Fighter. Unfortunately, the only class that allows for Gish out of the box doesn't capture the feel I'd want. I'd want versatility AND blasty death beatstick, so I'll just go beatstick.

Alteran
2009-05-25, 03:31 PM
4e cleric. Enough healing to bring people back from the brink of death, twice per five minute period? Yes please.

Asbestos
2009-05-25, 03:31 PM
Fighter. Unfortunately, the only class that allows for Gish out of the box doesn't capture the feel I'd want. I'd want versatility AND blasty death beatstick, so I'll just go beatstick.

I think the 4e Swordmage can do it out of the box, sorta. I forget what 3.x Swordsage does out of the box...

V'icternus
2009-05-25, 03:34 PM
4e Wizard. The cantrips alone are worth it.

"In your face, David Copperfield!"

(If I could pick any class-type thing, I'd pick Archlich. Undeath is fun.)

Eldariel
2009-05-25, 03:35 PM
Cloistered Cleric. I mean, of course I want to be able to cast spells! And since our world is kinda short on spell scrolls and such, classes like Archivist and Wizard are kinda out of question.

That leaves spontaneous and divine casters, and spontaneous casters are horribly limited. Therefore Cleric is an obvious choice; over Druid because of how urban our world nowadays is and how hard it is to e.g. get the weeds necessary to cast Entangle anywhere. Oh, and I'd acquire quite the proficiency at using weapons too. And I'd acquire a bunch of information.


Stuff like Cause Fear, Command and such would be gold, and Cure Light Wounds would be a lifesaver (literally). But yeah, definitely a magic user and preferably a subtle, defensive one; I wouldn't want anyone to know of my abilities. 3.5 Cloistered Cleric for sure.

Sinfire Titan
2009-05-25, 03:36 PM
3.5: Factotum, Wizard, or Totemist.

4E: Paladin, and I'd be Chaotic Neutral. Screw the 5 alignments. Chaos all the way.

Nohwl
2009-05-25, 03:39 PM
i would take a level in archivist. i would just have to find a bunch of old temples and stuff to get spells.

Olo Demonsbane
2009-05-25, 03:42 PM
3.5 Cloistered Cleric +1

4e Wizard +1

Come on guys, you keep stealing my ideas!

SurlySeraph
2009-05-25, 03:45 PM
3E Paladin. Do you have any idea how useful being able to detect evil at will would be?

Eldariel
2009-05-25, 03:46 PM
3E Paladin. Do you have any idea how useful being able to detect evil at will would be?

Are you crazy? You actually want to cram a long, hard stick up your rectum?

monty
2009-05-25, 03:49 PM
3E Paladin. Do you have any idea how useful being able to detect evil at will would be?

Of course, that assumes our world has objective morality. If it doesn't, the number of contrasting viewpoints would probably just make your head implode.

Anyway, I'd probably go with a shapeshift druid.

Nahal
2009-05-25, 03:49 PM
I'm gonna hop on the 4e wizard and/or cleric bandwagon. Cantrips and MM ftw, zomg healing ftw.

hamishspence
2009-05-25, 03:51 PM
even with it, there is the

"why did you kill him?"
"I thought he was evil"
"Not enough of a justification"

problem.

gooddragon1
2009-05-25, 03:52 PM
3.5 Psion

Screw the weave, my power comes from me.

ZeroNumerous
2009-05-25, 03:55 PM
3.5 Telepath psion.

Can we say "win"? Yes, we can say "win". :smallamused:

potatocubed
2009-05-25, 03:56 PM
Bard!

Perform as a class skill, minor magic, and a free proficiency in whip? Sign me up! :smallcool:

SurlySeraph
2009-05-25, 04:00 PM
Are you crazy? You actually want to cram a long, hard stick up your rectum?

Worth it!


Of course, that assumes our world has objective morality. If it doesn't, the number of contrasting viewpoints would probably just make your head implode.

Of course our world has objective morality. Claiming that it doesn't is heresy. Heresy is punishable by death. Are you a heretic, citizen?


even with it, there is the

"why did you kill him?"
"I thought he was evil"
"Not enough of a justification"

problem.

It's not so much for killing as avoiding. I wouldn't go around stabbing everyone who detected as evil, I'd just avoid buying things from them, try to stay away from them, etc.

chiasaur11
2009-05-25, 04:04 PM
Lightning Warrior.

(You're just jealous you didn't think of it first.)

hamishspence
2009-05-25, 04:04 PM
and in Champions of Ruin there is the suggestion that those who take "Ends Justify The Means" too far would qualify as evil. 24's Jack Bauer, for example, might skirt along the Evil/Neutral border.

Eberron handled it pretty well- sometimes, the evil guy is an ally of sorts, and the obsessive "Kill It With Fire" good guys are the ones to watch.

RTGoodman
2009-05-25, 04:10 PM
Let's see, I only need one level of Paladin and a bunch of stuff to boost my Knowledge (The Planes) skill, and then I need to get in touch with Pazuzu...

:wink:


Seriously, though, I'd probably go with 3.x Archivist. I mean, that's kinda what I am anyway, but I'd get spells! Ooh, either that or 4E Druid because, honestly, minor action at-will Wild Shape once per round is pretty sweet.

Dacia Brabant
2009-05-25, 04:12 PM
Cloistered Cleric with the Charm and Trickery domains, or Psion (Telepath), either way I'd get what I'd want. :smallwink: :smallbiggrin:

monty
2009-05-25, 04:14 PM
Lightning Warrior.

(You're just jealous you didn't think of it first.)

Are you kidding? Why would you want to be such a weak class? It doesn't even get a familiar!

Flickerdart
2009-05-25, 04:16 PM
Dragonfire Adept. Having spells that run out once you loose them is not fun. Why angst about whether or not you should use your powers or save them for later when you can do both?

Eldariel
2009-05-25, 04:16 PM
Are you kidding? Why would you want to be such a weak class? It doesn't even get a familiar!

It also needs to get spells from scrolls like a Wizard. A real problem when the scrolls don't exist :P

lesser_minion
2009-05-25, 04:20 PM
I'd probably be tempted to either go Soulknife, Psychic Warrior or Wilder.

Wilder and PsyWar both have access to some pretty cool psionic powers.

Cleric is the sensible choice at this level, although Rouge could be quite interesting.

In 4e, I'd be tempted to go Warlord or Warlock.

charl
2009-05-25, 04:43 PM
3.5 Erudite. That would be lots of fun.

shadow_archmagi
2009-05-25, 04:43 PM
Factotum. Who doesn't want to be able to learn anything at all, and use their intelligence to help them pass saves?

"HURR. I WILL USE MY ENORMOUS BRAIN TO REPEL THE POISON FROM MY BODY. HURRRRRRRRR."

Dogmantra
2009-05-25, 04:59 PM
Bard.

Or maybe...

Nah, Bard.

grautry
2009-05-25, 05:04 PM
Wizard or Sorcerer or Beguiler or Telepath Psion.

Mage Hand. Comprehend Languages. Disguise Self.

Charm Person. Need I say more?

But that's just an example. In general, I'd pick a class that has tons of mundane everyday utility.

If we can take feats then I'd take precocious apprentice and add Detect Thoughts/Alter Self to my spell list(invisibility would be a good candidate too but it would just last too short to make it worth it). :smallsmile:

Mando Knight
2009-05-25, 05:06 PM
...Paladin, Wizard, or 4E's Swordmage. Possibly 4E's Warlord.

dspeyer
2009-05-25, 05:17 PM
If I became a 3e wizard IRL, I wonder what sort of things I could research as a first-level spell. Knowing so much more about the natural world would be handy. How about a spell that destroys all reverse transcriptase in a 35 foot radius? One that sets a wheel turning, permanently? One that enlarges a set of silicon wafers so that I can engrave them at 60nm and sell them at 30nm?

And then I can implement lisp on top of magic to make high-level spells easy to research....

Blackjackg
2009-05-25, 05:17 PM
3.5 Sorcerer. I'd do more with Prestidigitation than I would with the class abilities of anything else, and I wouldn't have to spend all that time studying. Plus I'd get a hawk or an owl or something that did my bidding, and you got to admit, that'd be a hit with the chicks.

grinner666
2009-05-25, 05:32 PM
Waitaminnit, if WE never gain any XPs does that mean NOBODY ELSE does, either? If so, 3.5 Sorcerer. Charm Person and Sleep. Various illusion-type cantrips.

Since I'm ALREADY a martial artist, I think I've got the whole BAB and weapon proficiency thing licked, anyway.

:smallwink:

Haven
2009-05-25, 05:46 PM
Probably...a psion, with the feat "Up the Walls". Wheeee!

charl
2009-05-25, 05:56 PM
Probably...a psion, with the feat "Up the Walls". Wheeee!

Great choice.

shadzar
2009-05-25, 06:05 PM
Could have, I am not sure about, should have many people tell me I would be a 1st edition Cavalier because I am pompous, self-centered, and arrogant. :smallconfused:

lesser_minion
2009-05-25, 07:00 PM
One that enlarges a set of silicon wafers so that I can engrave them at 60nm and sell them at 30nm?

That wouldn't work necessarily - it's not all about the ability to actually make the engravings, there is also a lot of work going into preventing the whole mess overheating.

On topic, I think I'd almost certainly take 'Up the Walls' for my Wilder or PsyWar build as well. Good call.

Saph
2009-05-25, 07:05 PM
I'm surprised no-one's said this one yet, but for 3.5 . . .

Warlock! You get Eldritch Blast and one other cool ability of your choice at will. Use it all day long? Yes please! Spiderwalk would be fun, but Beguiling Influence might be even better.

For 4e, it's more difficult. Sure, Cleric SOUNDS good, but since your healing powers require the target to spend a surge and you don't know what rules system everyone else is using, would they even work? Wizard would probably be better, for the cantrips.

- Saph

Gorbash
2009-05-25, 07:07 PM
Hm, a Wizard would be my first pick any day of the week (magic + knowledges), but just because of the max ranks in Autohypnosis (that Memorize task would sure come in handy on exams :smallbiggrin:), I'll stick with a Psion.

MisterSaturnine
2009-05-25, 07:07 PM
Definitely either Bard or Psion (Telepath). Maybe Duskblade or Cloistered Cleric.

Actually, yeah. Cloistered Cleric. Lots of knowledge, and plenty of magic both handy and dramatic--cure light wounds, create water, purify food and drink, doom, inflict light wounds, sanctuary, summon monster...

Yeah. Sounds good to me.

Pie Guy
2009-05-25, 07:07 PM
Incarnate. Basically you can have all of your class features active from level one.

Chronos
2009-05-25, 07:21 PM
Factotum. Who doesn't want to be able to learn anything at all, and use their intelligence to help them pass saves?

"HURR. I WILL USE MY ENORMOUS BRAIN TO REPEL THE POISON FROM MY BODY. HURRRRRRRRR."At level 1, I'd prefer to avoid having to make any saves at all.

I'm not sure what exactly I'd go with, but since I'm already maxing my ranks in the equivalent of Knowledge: Arcana and Knowledge: The Planes, I'd want something with both of those as class skills. Cloistered Cleric would give more skill points, but I'm not sure how high my Wis is-- It might be a better idea to go with Wizard.

Flickerdart
2009-05-25, 07:21 PM
I'm surprised no-one's said this one yet, but for 3.5 . . .

Warlock! You get Eldritch Blast and one other cool ability of your choice at will. Use it all day long? Yes please! Spiderwalk would be fun, but Beguiling Influence might be even better.

For 4e, it's more difficult. Sure, Cleric SOUNDS good, but since your healing powers require the target to spend a surge and you don't know what rules system everyone else is using, would they even work? Wizard would probably be better, for the cantrips.

- Saph
I was considering them, but Dragonfire Adepts also get that, plus a breath weapon (much more awesome than an invocation!).

Zhalath
2009-05-25, 07:24 PM
Wizard or Psion (nomad).
Manipulate reality at my will.

Demons_eye
2009-05-25, 07:25 PM
Monk or Sword sage maybe even Bard.

Trizap
2009-05-25, 07:36 PM
Sorcerer.

you know, things like illusions, suggestion, dominate mind, summoning stuff and all that would be pretty cool and I would get more spells per day than a wizard,and cast things spontaneously, a wizard would need to prepare things in advance, and if the spell ain't the right one, they are dead.

spontaneous casting and more spells per day: the reason why Xykon > all wizards

monty
2009-05-25, 07:46 PM
Sorcerer.

you know, things like illusions, suggestion, dominate mind, summoning stuff and all that would be pretty cool and I would get more spells per day than a wizard,and cast things spontaneously, a wizard would need to prepare things in advance, and if the spell ain't the right one, they are dead.

spontaneous casting and more spells per day: the reason why Xykon > all wizards

Would you be really getting in situations where wrong spell = dead, though? I mean, you're only a first level whatever. Personally, I'd still be going more or less normally through my life.

Also, I think you're overestimating the power of sorcerers, but that's really not a topic for this thread.

JeminiZero
2009-05-25, 07:47 PM
Well, I would want the versatility of spellcasting, from a wider spell list, so I would pick a prepared caster.

Then it depends on where I can find spells. If I had to research them manually in ancient tomes (waayyy too much work, and no garuntee of having the spells I want) than I would go for the divine classes since they automatically know all their spells. So Cleric or Druid.

Druid despite the lack of weeds of entangle, does come with an easily replaceable loyal animal companion. And the no metal armor restriction is readily bypassed by modern kevlar. Clerics however get domains and potentially better spells (like Charm Person), so it would be a toss up.

Otherwise, if I could easily get my hand on new spells, than either Wizard or Archivist, depending on whether I value utility or healing more.

Fodder
2009-05-25, 07:48 PM
yeah.. gonna have to go with Sorcerer. you have to study to become a wizard. bugger that. nad yo have to study to get the skills points to.. it's just easyer to study with a higher int. besides the cantrips would be awesome.. i'd go for anything with cantrips.


more cantrips!!

Zeta Kai
2009-05-25, 07:53 PM
For 3E, I'd have to say Sorcerer or Bard. Sorcerers at 1st level have all the benefits of a Wizard without all the spellbook-related baggage. And Bards are the ultimate dip class, with 5 special features + spells at first level (WotC, what were you thinking?).

For 4E, does it really matter?

Thanatos 51-50
2009-05-25, 07:54 PM
3.5 Warlock for the at-will Eldritch Blast.

4E Rogue, because Rogues are awesome.

strawberryman
2009-05-25, 07:57 PM
I'd have to say Soulknife, because then if I finally snap and stab someone for something stupid they did, they probably wouldn't be able to pin me for it because the murder weapon would only exist long enough to be used. Which would be bad, and all, since then I'd have less reason not to listen to the murderous screamings in my head, but hey, at the least I'd never be unarmed.

Elminster1
2009-05-25, 08:03 PM
Definitley 3.5 wizard. I love the idea of learning the Art, and being a living conduit of mystical energy. Dusty old tomes rock! Ancient lore and lost secrets of the distant past. A Familiar! Manipulating the very fabric of reality. Creating magic items. Creating new spells. Travelling to new planes of existence. I'd have to be an Elf though., lol. Elves are fantastical :smalltongue:!

shadow_archmagi
2009-05-25, 08:22 PM
At level 1, I'd prefer to avoid having to make any saves at all.


There are loads of everyday saves. Will Save vs procrastination. Fortitude save vs common cold. Fortitude save vs throwing up after going on the tilt-a-whirl too many times. Reflex save vs drunken driver.

Life is full of saves!

Chronos
2009-05-25, 08:27 PM
Hmm, I just noticed that Dragonfire Adepts get all Knowledge as class skills and a base of 4 points per level, compared with 2 for Warlock or Wizard. So it's a question of more skill points and a +6 to all Knowledge skills all the time, or a familiar and spells I can only use a few times a day. That's enough to at least be tempting... Is there any first-level wizard spell that grants a bonus to Knowledge checks?

Alteran
2009-05-25, 09:24 PM
For 4E, does it really matter?

Ouch, Zeta. That hurts, it really does. :smalltongue:

For 3.5...probably cleric, maybe sorcerer. Sorcerers are cooler, but it's hard to turn down healing.

Roderick_BR
2009-05-25, 09:46 PM
1 level of AD&D paladin. Even if just for being immune to diseases. Being able to lay-on hands would be a plus (even if a minimum ammount once a day). Detect evil intentions would make it easier to walk in the streets, since you know who's willing to mug you.

Gaiyamato
2009-05-25, 09:50 PM
With all of you lot running about the place as Wizards/Archivists and Cleircs and various classes with spellcasting abilities then I would chose Expert and take the Spellfire Wielder feat. :)

Failing that, Wizard/Archivist.

Or for fun Archivist with the spellfire wielder feat. lol.

Gorgondantess
2009-05-25, 09:53 PM
Um, duh? Sorceror? No studying, more power, and it's just in general cooler than a wizard. Use mage hand and become the most famous stage magician ever. Don't even ask about silent image... and charm person? Ohohohoh, an hour of pure fun right there. And there would be nothing better than gaining an empathic link with my cat and raising her inteligence to 6.:smallredface:

Badgercloak
2009-05-25, 11:22 PM
3.5 Ranger all the way. Now where did my energy bow get to?? :smallbiggrin:

EarFall
2009-05-25, 11:25 PM
Sadly, I'm going to probably say sorcerer. If it was high... or even mid... heck, even low mid... like level 5 or so... I'd say wizard.

ghost_warlock
2009-05-26, 01:06 AM
I already am a 3.5 egoist - defensive precognition, offensive prescience, and vigor ftw!

If I had to be something else, I suppose I'd be okay with a 4e star-pact warlock.


“The world doesn’t end with water, fire, or cold.
I’ve divined the coming apocalypse. It ends with tentacles!”

Teron
2009-05-26, 01:51 AM
I'm pretty sure my charisma is under 10 and my intelligence at least 12, so I'd have to go with a level of (3.5) wizard, if only for the OCD appeasing power of prestidigitation and mending.

Kosjsjach
2009-05-26, 02:06 AM
I wish I knew psionics better; telepath sounds awesome.
As it stands, I think I'd go with Cloistered Cleric. On top of a huge list of spells, a few nifty abilities, and a nice li'l stash of skill points, I'd get to choose two domains, which just opens up so many possibilities. (Not that they'd be possibilities once they were chosen; I'm just sayin' there are so many good ones out there, I can't decide right now :smallwink:)

BobVosh
2009-05-26, 02:10 AM
Hmmm. Easy:
(3.5) Wizard 1 with focus specialist in illusion. And Precocious Apprentice. huzzah, level 2 spells in a level 1 world.

Normally it would be conjuration...but lets face it, illusion is more fun. Nix necromancy, enchantment, and (ouch) transmutation. Lets face it, evocation would be too much fun IRL. Spell begging IRL? Forget cleric. And druid.

Hmm...(4ed)Sorcerer. Not that the classes are different enough to matter.

Kosjsjach
2009-05-26, 02:20 AM
Hmmm. Easy:
(3.5) Wizard 1 with focus specialist in illusion. And Precocious Apprentice. huzzah, level 2 spells in a level 1 world.

Sounds cool, but I'm burningly curious; what would you choose as your one-and-only castable 2nd-level spell?

Fishy
2009-05-26, 03:19 AM
Chronos: I'm sure there is, but not off the top of my head. Ironically. But Dragonfire Adept gets you the Draconic Knowledge invocation and +6 to all Knowledge checks ever.

Psion gives you the Call to Mind power and +4 to a few important Knowledge checks a day. And minor telekinesis. And Up The Walls. And your choice of shapeshifting or Hammerspace. (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/psm/20070314a) I think that wins.

Shademan
2009-05-26, 03:25 AM
chaotic neutral blue mage/monk/enlightened fist.
oooh yeah.
:smallamused:

Xefas
2009-05-26, 03:38 AM
There're plenty of awesome class combinations and stuff, but only 1 level?

Cleric. For a couple reasons. First, I'd start praying to various Gods for spells. If a certain religion's God started granting me spells, then I'd know that it's the true religion and as long as I obey its tenets, I have a leg up on everyone else posthumously.

But in the event that I couldn't find any deities out there, I think I'd get curious if other things work like in D&D. I'd start worshiping an ideal, which shouldn't be too hard.

I don't think with Create Water, Purify Food and Drink, Light, Mending, Command, Cause Fear, and Cure Light Wounds, it'll take me any time at all to establish myself as some kind of divine being. Once I get the majority of the world worshiping me as a God, maybe it'd be like in D&D and I'd actually ascend to godhood.

That'd be nifty.

Almn
2009-05-26, 08:49 AM
Egoist, definitly.

sonofzeal
2009-05-26, 10:04 AM
I'm definitely a Factotum in the real world. No question there.

If I had to choose, Monk or Favoured Soul might be nice. All good saves sounds like a really nice thing to have, and nice starting HP isn't bad either.

Volkov
2009-05-26, 10:25 AM
2 hit dice in dragon please. "But that's not a clas *objectioner gets shot*

Hadrian_Emrys
2009-05-26, 10:41 AM
I'm with Saph and Thanatos, Warlock all the way.

Comet
2009-05-26, 10:51 AM
Ninja. If not that, then samurai. Because Nippon desu (?)

Seriously, cleric sounds fine to me. It would be cool to know that there's an actual divine entity watching my back.

Draz74
2009-05-26, 11:07 AM
Hmm, I just noticed that Dragonfire Adepts get all Knowledge as class skills and a base of 4 points per level, compared with 2 for Warlock or Wizard. So it's a question of more skill points and a +6 to all Knowledge skills all the time, or a familiar and spells I can only use a few times a day. That's enough to at least be tempting... Is there any first-level wizard spell that grants a bonus to Knowledge checks?

Not sure, but there is a first-level wizard spell that lets you read any book in 6 seconds. Scholar's Touch. I'm considering very strongly saying "3.5 Wizard" just because of that, myself.

Optimystik
2009-05-26, 11:07 AM
3E monk. +1 to all saves, black belt kung fu, stunning fist, cleave, flurry of blows, evasion, Wis AND Dex to AC... and all that before I choose my feat. Best dip ever!

Blackfang108
2009-05-26, 11:35 AM
3.5:
PHB: Druid, Wolf Companion.
PHB2: Duskblade. Might as well put my INt and Str to use.
XPH: Soulknife or Psy Warrior with Call Weapon.
MoI: Incarnate
ToM: Shadowcaster. I don't have the kind of time necessary to Bind something.
ToB: Warblade. Again, put that Int to use.
Completes and others: Ardent or Factotum

4e
PHB: Tactical Warlord
PHB2: Earthstrength Warden
Others: Assault Swordmage

Other Editions: dunno.

lisiecki
2009-05-26, 05:57 PM
Most of my dreams are laid in cold, giant lands of icy wastes and gloomy skies, and of wild, windswept fens and wilderness over which sweep great sea-winds, and which are inhabited by shock-headed savages with light fierce eyes. With the exception of one dream, I am never, in these dreams of ancient times, a civilized man. Always I am the barbarian, the skin-clad, tousle-haired, light-eyed wild man, armed with a rude axe or sword, fighting the elements and wild beasts, or grappling with armored hosts marching with the tread of civilized discipline, from fallow fruitful lands and walled cities

expirement10K14
2009-05-26, 06:14 PM
I would want to be a rogue.

Just sneak by in life, never noticed, but with lots of cash.

woodenbandman
2009-05-26, 07:00 PM
Factotum, duh! Why take one level of 1 class when you can take 1 level of EVERY CLASS?

Marshal would be a sweet one, because then I could get Charisma to Dex based skill checks, which means I can finally do cool parkour crap and brag about it later. Also get good skill points, perform, good proficiencies.

Finally I'd love to take a level of Shapeshifter Druid. It's totally boss at level 1.

BloodyAngel
2009-05-26, 07:59 PM
I can't believe I'm the first to mention this, but... Beguiler!

Enough enchantment and manipulation spells to make a career as a magician, a lawyer... the freaking president! Not to mention some very nice skill points, so I'd know how to do a lot of crap.

Rogue would be my second choice... but I suspect I have at least one level in that already. :smallwink:

Faulty
2009-05-26, 08:05 PM
Sorcerer, for the magic. <3

Forrestfire
2009-05-26, 08:12 PM
Hmm... Either Dragonfire Adept, or Bard.

...Actually, Bard. Definitely. Cure minor wounds would be amazing, plus all the skill points (not to mention Speak Language. Take that foreign language courses!).

EDIT: Ooh! I forgot! Prestigitigation and cure minor wounds. Cure minor wounds because I'm a total clutz and I don't like being hurt, and prestigitigation because, well, it's awesome. 6-inch jet of fire from my finger? Check. Good tasting school lunches? Check. Color-changing bullies? HELL YES! :smallsmile::smallwink::smallbiggrin::smalltongue:

Chronos
2009-05-26, 08:17 PM
Not sure, but there is a first-level wizard spell that lets you read any book in 6 seconds. Scholar's Touch. I'm considering very strongly saying "3.5 Wizard" just because of that, myself.Ooh, good point. Yeah, that's definitely better than anything Dragonfire Adept or Psion has to offer, especially since I'd still get about six other first-level spells, plus a bunch of cantrips. And frankly, three spells per day might not be much for a career as an adventurer, but it'd be plenty for an ivory-tower scholar.

In fact, I'd probably take the prescience (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/variant/classes/specialistWizardVariants.htm#prescience) alternate class feature. Two spells per day is still plenty, and an extra +4 or so to one Knowledge check a day would be very useful.

The White Knight
2009-05-26, 08:33 PM
I can't believe I'm the first to mention this, but... Beguiler!

Blast, I thought I was going to get to say that! I was thinking the same thing the whole way through this thread.

Faulty
2009-05-26, 08:43 PM
Cure minor wounds

Now that I think of it, this would make you the best doctor ever. Seriously, given that the majority of people are probably first or second level experts or commoners with 10 or 11 CON, you could heal all of a persons injuries, possibly, in 6 seconds.

thorgrim29
2009-05-26, 08:50 PM
Bard of course... I mean, minor magic, diplomacy up the wazoo, natural linguist, and the ability to play the guitar like Slash AND sing like, well whoever the chicks like these days, no brainer realy, and I'd probably only use prestidigitation and charm person anyway.

mistformsquirrl
2009-05-26, 09:09 PM
Cleric - just straight, ordinary cleric.

First and foremost - I can heal people! I mean holy crap <[email protected]> That would be hugely useful. Like, real life superhero kinda thing - without the worry of illegal vigilantism charges. (I don't think you're likely to be arrested for healing someone <@[email protected]> not unless they specifically tell you not to; which I find unlikely).

Armor and weapon proficiencies may seem useless, but they'd be fantastic if you ever felt like hitting up an SCA event or Renaissance fair.

Hrmm... if Shield of Faith + Plate works against bullets, maybe the super-hero bit isn't a bad idea after all...

"Halt! I am Divine Justice, here to stop your evildoing!"

"... is he serious?"

"I think so..."

"I'm gonna shoot him."

"... k."

*Bam*

"Hah, your bullets are no match for my..."

*bam bam bam*

"Hey hey hey, I didn't even get a turn yet. What the hell did you roll for initiative anyway?!"

*Bam*

"*censored* Ouch! That one actually hit ya jerk! *Cure Minor Wounds* - Do I gotta use the beatstick? *pull mace*"

*Bam* *click*

"... uh oh..."

*BONK*



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Ok I got carried away <.<; ... it seems like a good idea <'x'>

Faulty
2009-05-26, 09:23 PM
A bullet would probably pierce the plate armor and ricochet around in it, turning you into swiss cheese. May I suggest a bullet proof vest in conjunction with your spells? :smallwink:

thorgrim29
2009-05-26, 09:41 PM
Do like the guys in the dresden files ,plate with kevlar underneat.

Kornaki
2009-05-26, 10:02 PM
Marshal might be interesting

Spellthief. Why? Because 6.2 billion people just took a spellcasting class

Otherwise probably a druid

BobVosh
2009-05-26, 10:13 PM
Sounds cool, but I'm burningly curious; what would you choose as your one-and-only castable 2nd-level spell?

I'm pretty sure char op has decided that this combo has the focused specialist burn the PA slot so I have 2 that I can change, but must be illusion spells.

Even if that isn't how it works I would probably take invisibilty. All I would have to worry about is termal goggles/simliar. Noone has see invise/glitterdust. Til I meet the PA for those >.>

mistformsquirrl
2009-05-26, 10:39 PM
Do like the guys in the dresden files ,plate with kevlar underneat.

>.> This was my plan all along!





No really!

... seriously <;_;>



Oh who'm I kiddin', I'm an idiot <,<

(I was thinking in terms of "Maybe spell reinforced plate would be tough enough to withstand gunfire" - but yeah it's probably not enough really.)

Also I just thought of one more superheroic thing:

Resist Elements! Or whatever the first level version is called. The 10/level DR spell against an element type.

You could hop into freezing water to save someone. Walk through a blazing building. Grab high voltage wires with your bare hands, etc... (Though obviously that latter one - you'd better move quick, as I doubt the DR is going to last long)

Really just so many possibilities <. .>


And the bludgeoning. The bludgeoning is half the fun.

Rutskarn
2009-05-26, 10:40 PM
Probably an expert level.

...

What?

Josh the Aspie
2009-05-28, 07:24 PM
Elf. :P

Seriously, I would really like to be able to live that long.

Asbestos
2009-05-28, 08:11 PM
Having looked everything over... if the world remains relatively mundane, I think I'd jump over to the excellent 3rd party Iron Kingdoms and take my level in Bodger. I'd be the best mechanic ever (and with Knowledge (Any Technical and Science) I'd be pretty dang smart too)

VonDragon
2009-05-30, 10:05 PM
dread necromancer, and be as im human ill take tomb-tainted soul and precocious apprentice as my feats, to allow me to heal with negative energy