View Full Version : Questions for a future Merchant base class

2011-09-21, 05:41 AM
First question is more forum related. How or where can a get a template for the tables?

Moving on. I wish to create Merchant base class that will be incorporating other peoples ideas and i think only one person's actual work (different forum http://www.dndonlinegames.com/showthread.php?t=58832 - mainly the abilities Windfall and Sky High Limits. In short these abilities simply allow the character to be very rich)

I also wish to incorporate Amechra's idea (that didn't get much support, sadly) called excellencies which I believe were described as (paraphrasing) the ToB's alternative for non combat use. I see these as being broken down into Postures/Gaits(Stances) but these gaits gain different bonuses as the character levels up.
For example Commoner's Gait - First level you gain bonuses to hide within a crowd. 7th level you can hide in the open and there is a 50% chance people simply overlook you. 15th level you move through crowded spaces without it counting as difficult terrain.
Then maybe Tones(with the voice)/or Mannerisms (with the body) (strikes). For example one could Serpents Coils - As you speak you intents are hidden in your words . Every three rounds that you speak with someone they must make (save or opposed skill check) or become flat footed. or Amiable Personality. You are so full of energy that those witnessing it come to like you. Every (X) rounds people you talk to have to make a(save or opposed skill check) or their attitude improves by one step (can't become fanatic)

Another idea to give this Merchant a little more kick for combat and utility purposes (other than just buying lots of equipment) was introduced by 7Red7 with his Planar Contractor http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206457 where you can purchase natural improvements upon yourself such as gaining wings for a set period of time or gaining natural armour indefinitely (probably some operation done in the astral plane for example)

I'm not good with Tiers but I was hoping for a High 3 Low 2 simply because I don't want to make a class that won't be of any use. If I have to compare the plan for this class it seems somewhat like a lite-Artificer. I was considering it being Wizards BAB to try to offset to much attacking with awesome weapons.

Anyways I asked my questions. Now I just need to figure out the table and how to make the darned thing work.

Thanks in advance for any help given.

2011-09-21, 07:08 AM
First question is more forum related. How or where can a get a template for the tables?

Link. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=205677)

I'll leave the rest of the questions to people who can actually brew, I'm only here to look at all the shiny things that pop up.