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kashius volclov
2013-01-29, 10:02 PM
Hi all, this is my first time posting but i've been lurking here for ages.

I had a moment of inspiration and created a biotic adept base class and was wanting some feedback. I based it off a warlock using DND 3.5 rules, what do you guys think?

BIOTIC ADEPT

Hit die

d6
Skill points

4 + Int

Profficiencies
Light armour, no shields, simple weapons, arm blade

saves and BAB as per warlock

Wearing medium, heavy armour or having arms restricted from movement will impede the adept from using the complex biotic powers. Only the personal range biotic powers will work if encumbered.

At any point the adept is able to gain a feat, he is able to take an extra power instead

Adept at level 1 gets a mage hand like ability as a spell like ability


Ranked powers require a certain level to purchase according to this table:
rank 1 - requires biotic level 1-5 or under
rank 2 - requires biotic level 6-10 or under
rank 3 - requires biotic level 11-15 or under
rank 4 - requires biotic level 16-20 or under

Powers with green writing are tier 3 powers with no requirements
Powers with orange writing are tier 2 powers with 1 other requirement
Power with blue writing are tier 1 powers with 2 other requirements

Biotic throw- Push a target in any direction with brute force. ( ME 2/3 )
target that gets hit by ranged touch attack is flung away at speed
Rank 1, Throw:
allows the use of this power (throw medium)
Rank 2
Increase force (throw medium, stagger large)
Rank 3
Increase force (throw large, stagger huge)
Rank 4,
(throw large, stagger huge, stagger gargantuan)

Biotic Pull- Make target enter zero gravity and drag the target in any direction. ( ME 2/3 )
target that gets hit by ranged touch attack is lifted into the air helpless for 1+CHA mod rounds
Rank 1, Pull:
Allows the use of this power
Rank 2, Duration:
Increase duration by 1 round
Rank 3, Duration:
Increase duration by 1 round
Rank 4, Expose:
Whenever suspended target would take damage, it takes an extra 1d8 damage per hit
Rank 5, Double Pull
Launch two Pull projections to seek two targets instead of one


Pull Field - Make multiple targets enter zero gravity and drag the targets in any direction. Requires 2 levels in pull.
all targets in a 10ft diameter are lifted into the air for 1+CHA mod rounds
Rank 1, Pull:
Allows the use of this power
Rank 2, Duration:
Increase duration by 1 round
Rank 3, Duration:
Increase duration by 1 round
Rank 4, Expose:
Whenever suspended target would take damage, it takes an extra 1d8 damage per hit
Rank 5, Increase to 20ft diameter

Biotic Slam - Biotic Lift the target then Push the target down with raw force. ( ME 2 ) Requires 2 ranks in throw
target that gets hit by ranged touch attack is lifted into the air and slammed down for 1d6 x biotic level of damage
Rank 1, allows the use of this power, max damage=5 biotic levels
Rank 2, max damage=10 biotic levels
Rank 3, max damage= 15 biotic levels
rank 4, no level cap on damage, targets who fail a for save dc=10+ power level+cha mod, are stunned for 1round

Biotic Warp - Shred a target with multiple little biotic fields that impact the enemy with a little explosion. ( ME 2/3 )
target that gets hit by ranged touch attack takes 1d6 x 1/4biotic level in damage, target must take a fort save dc= 5 +1/2 biotic level +CHA mod or have their AC reduced by 1, effects are cumulative and last 1+cha mod rounds and duration is reset with each hit. warp prevents fast healing and damage reduction from working, warp armour reduction does not reduce target touch AC

Biotic Shockwave - Blast targets in the air with raw force with a series of biotic pushes, going in a thin to wide line with a medium to long range. Requires 2 levels in pull and throw
RANK 1: line attack 30 feet long, all targets inside take 1d6 x half biotic level damage, targets affected must take a strength check dc 5+1/2biotic level + cha mod or be flung sideways
RANK 2: increase width to be 5 feet wide
Rank 3: increase length 60 feet
RANK 4: increase width 10 feet wide

Biotic Charge - Conjure a miniature relay effect to thrust oneself to a desired location, impacting targets with raw force. ( ME 2/3 )
RANK 1 : biotic will charge and crash into a location dealing damage to enemies around the impact point. Target at impact point will take 1d6 x half biotic level in damage and be knocked prone, all other targets within 5 feet will be staggered for 1 round, target point must be visible for this attack to work, charge cannot be used again for 1d10 rounds
RANK 2: targets within 10 feet will stagger for 1 round, -1 round recharge time
RANK 3: targets within 5 feet will be knocked prone, targets out to 10 will be staggered for 1 round, -1 round recharge time
RANK 4: all targets within 5 feet will be knocked prone, targets out to 10 will be staggered for 1 round, -1 round recharge time

Biotic Nova - Unleash a 360 degrees biotic wave to throw targets with raw force. Requires 2 ranks in biotic charge
RANK 1: Biotic adept makes a blast nova centred around himself. All enemies within 5 feet take 1d6x bioticlevel in damage, has a 1d10 round recharge time
RANK 2: All enemies out to 10 feet take 1d6x bioticlevel in damage, enemies out to 15 feet will be staggered for 1 round, -1 round recharge time
Rank 3: all enemies out to 15 feet take 1d6x biotic level in damage, enemies out to 20 feet will be staggered for 1 round, -1 round recharge time
Rank 4: All enemies out to 20 feet take 1d6x biotic level in damage, enemies out to 25 feet will be staggered for 1 round, -1 round recharge time

Biotic Barrier - Conjure a protective barrier from biotic energy that works as a ME shield. ( ME 1/2/3 )
RANK1: creates a shield around the adept which absorbs all damage directed at it, it exists for 1+cha mod rounds and has a hp of 1d8 + biotic level (Max +5), Cooldown 1d10, functions as a shield gate (if shield has 2 hp left and the attacker does 10 damage, shield drops to 0 and negates all other damage for that attack, attacker must hit again to reduce normal HP)
RANK 2: Cooldown -1 round (HP Max +10)
RANK 3: Cooldown -1 round (HP Max +15)
RANK 4: Cooldown -1 round (HP Max +20)

Biotic Wall/Shield - Conjure a biotic field that shields those underneath it. Requires 2 ranks in Barrier
RANK 1: 1 round to prepare, activates the following round, it stays up for as long as it is channeled, creates a biotic barrier which absorbs all damage directed at it. It has 1d6+cha mod x biotic level HP. The barrier is a dome with a 5 foot radius, enemies are not prevented from coming under the dome, only damage originating outside the dome is absorbed, adept cannot move while using the shield. Has shield gate ability
RANK 2: dome now has a radius of 10 feet, hp 1d8+cha mod x biotic level hp
RANK 3: dome now has a radius of 15 feet, hp 1d10+cha mod x biotic level hp, DR 5/-
RANK 4: dome now has a radius of 20 feet, hp 1d10+cha mod x biotic level hp , DR 5/-, adept can move while channeling at half move speed

Stasis - Freeze a target in place with properly based biotic fields. ( ME 1/2/3 )
RANK 1: target makes a strength check of dc= 5+1/2 biotic level +CHA mod or be frozen helpless in place
RANK 2: Stasis has a radius of 5 feet dome from the primary target
RANK 3: Stasis increases damage dealt to targets inside stasis field by 1d6 per hit
RANK 4: Stasis Increases damage dealt to targets inside stasis field by 2d6 per hit and negates damage reduction

Biotic Mastery - Biotic skill. Requires 2 ranks in warp, Barrier, Pull and Throw
RANK 1: reduce recharge time by 1 round, gains biotic flight, maneuverability increased to poor
RANK 2: reduce recharge time by 1 round, gains biotic flight, maneuverability increased to average
RANK 3: reduce recharge time by 1 round, gains biotic flight, maneuverability increased to good
RANK 4: reduce recharge time by 1 round, gains biotic flight, maneuverability increased to perfect

Overpower - State of enchanced biotic performance. Requires 2 ranks in Warp, Barrier, Pull and Throw
Rank 1: +1 duration for all powers, increase move speed by 5 feet
Rank 2: +1 duration for all powers, increase move speed by 5 feet
Rank 3: +1 duration for all powers, increase move speed by 5 feet, creatures large and under are affected as medium creatures
Rank 4: +1 duration for all powers, increase move speed by 5 feet, huge creatures and under are affected by powers the same way as medium sized creatures

Reave - Biotic field attacks targets nervous system. Requires 2 ranks in warp
target must make a will save or be affected by reave dc= 5 + 1/2biotic +CHA mod, while affected, target will take 1d6 damage per round, for each round that reave is in effect on an organic living target, adept will be healed half the damage dealt (rounded down), target will also take -2 to AC and -2 to all saves for the duration of the effect. The effect lasts twice the cha mod + 5 rounds. If any other powers are used before reave ends, reave is cancelled

Xaotiq1
2013-01-30, 11:05 AM
A few questions:

What is an Arm Balde?
What are this classes class skills?
Do powers scale automatically, or must each rank be purchased as a separate power?
What other class features does this class receive? Damage Reduction? Cha to AC? Cha to saves? Mettle? Evasion? Fast Healing??
Also, this link: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10313 will be a great source for your table and formatting needs as your current format is somewhat difficult to read. Peace, and chicken grease!

SamBurke
2013-02-25, 08:07 PM
A table would be really, really, really, nice. I do like the color coding though. Perhaps bolding the entry as well would add to the readability?

Zireael
2013-04-07, 07:27 AM
I like the idea. However, I have some nitpicks:

1) What is the level progression?
2) What are the class skills?
3) What do ranks in abilities mean?

Octopusapult
2013-04-07, 01:01 PM
Mass Effect started as a tabletop RPG so it's basically already designed to be put down in d20 or d6.

That being said, I'm wondering why you gave your Adept a Biotic Charge ability instead of saving it for the Vanguard.

Also, I'd abandon the color system and just include a note about which tier each one was in. But that's a personal preference and not really critical to the character.

Humble Master
2013-04-07, 01:16 PM
Seems interesting but as said above a table would be nice. Also could you explain the abilities in more detail?