View Full Version : GitP PrC Contest XLI: Voting Thread!

2013-06-25, 04:55 PM
Alright folks, it's time to have a knock-down brawl to see who's going to win the GiTP Prestige Class Contest XLI: Hybrid Theory IV (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=284580)! Lots of good work, but only one can emerge victorious with spines to nail to the trophy case.

Rules are simple: Vote once, ranking your top 3 favorites. 1st place gets 3pts, 2nd place gets 2pts, and 3rd place gets 1pt. Whoever has the most points wins. When you vote, bold your entries please, and tell us why you voted for those classes. Voting is open til next Wednesday, July 3rd. Get voting!

And the entries are...
{table=head]Prestige Class|Author|1st|2nd|3rd|Total points!
Sublime (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15278518&postcount=3) Warlock (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15278569&postcount=4)|malonkey1||||
Disciple of the (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15279532&postcount=5) Thousand-Petaled Spell (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15279539&postcount=6)|necroon|1||3|6
Midnight Shaman (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15284017&postcount=9)|Mephibosheth|1||1|4
Curse Tamer (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15298025&postcount=10)|Pyromancer999|2|1||8
Mind Glider (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15298535&postcount=12)|Kazyan||1|1|3
Mecha Senshi (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15301510&postcount=14)|zhdarkstar|1|3|1|10
The Ibis Knight (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15304656&postcount=15)|Xallace|3|3|1|16
Glyphchanter (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15389501&postcount=20)|sirpercival|1|||3
Celestial Seed (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15427868&postcount=22)|Glimbur||1|2|4
Shadow Champion (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15437895&postcount=23)|sengmeng||1|1|3
Shadowfringe Sentinel (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15453281&postcount=24)|Temotei|1|||3[/table]

Apologies to the DQ's, but let's get voting!


2013-06-25, 05:52 PM
1st) Curse Tamer. Just being possessed yet able to beat the demon into submission would lead to seriously bada** RP opportunities, but the mechanics also make a lot of sense

2nd) Ibis Knight looks like a very good way of getting maximum flexibility and options with minimal book-keeping

3rd) Shadow Champion looks slightly overpowered, but any attempt at making a better "Chaotic Paladin" than the Paladin of Freedom gets points in my book, and I think that this version works a lot better than some others I've seen

2013-06-25, 09:19 PM
1st: Mecha Sentai I like the theme of the class

2nd: Curse Tamer Because I love the harrowed class and like seeing new things added to it.

3rd: Midnight Shaman, Incarnum addons are cool

2013-06-25, 09:37 PM
Disciple of the thousand-Petaled spell: Pretty much the perfect melding of Monk and Wizard/Witch/Magus in my eyes. Robust class features, interesting flavor.
Ibis Knight: I loved the Factotum and the ToB, and this seems like the way I would have melded the two. Good, strong abilities.
Mecha Senshi: Flavor is great. I just wanna go roll up the Power Rangers with it.

Honorable mention: Midnight Shaman; It felt more like a specialty PrC than an actual melding of two classes. It mixed the systems well, but it really didn't "hook up" with any existing Incarnum classes in a meaningful way.

2013-06-27, 02:31 PM
Bump! More votes!


2013-06-28, 04:48 PM
Come on people, votes? Please?


2013-06-28, 08:20 PM
1. Glyphchanter by sirpercival - An interesting PrC that takes an unintuitive combination and makes it work elegantly.

2. Mind Glider by Kazyan - I love scouts and I really enjoyed reading the sample encounter

3. Celestial Seed by Glimbur - It takes two classes that aren't particularly inspiring by themselves and makes them better than the sum of the parts.

Great PrCs all around!

2013-06-28, 10:11 PM
1. Midnight Shaman

I know zilch about soulmelds and incarnum, but I love the feel of this, especially the idea of working towards essentially druidic ideals from a radically non-druidic standpoint. What really sells it for me is the detailed, thoughtful writeup, by far the deepest and most engaging of the field. There's a broader overview of worlds and histories here, patterns of cultural development and the mystically entwined response, as embodied by the PrC.

I also really like the example character, whose name and feats dovetail perfectly with some of this author's other homebrew. This reinforces the sense that the Midnight Shaman isn't a standalone concept, but one aspect of an organic, integrated whole.

2. Ibis Knight

Despite the fact I don't know beans about factotums, and I actively dislike ToB, I love the central concept of this PrC: an intelligent, analytical warrior who uses his talents for research and observation to teach himself new fighting techniques.

I can't speak to the finer points of game balance, but I like the mechanic of spending inspiration points to power observed manuevers. I also really like the Cunning Correction ability, and Radiant Cascade of All Knowledge could be straight out of Rurouni Kenshin.

3. Celestial Seed

I've always had a soft spot for the favored soul, and it's interesting to see a PrC dedicated to this rather underused class. I would've liked to see a bit more background on Celestial Seeds--their creation and place in the world, or worlds--and a bit more of an integrated story from ex-Robert of Vinedown; but even so there's an interesting character sketched out here, and a really cool concept for a PrC.


2013-06-29, 07:53 AM
First vote: Ibis Knight. Interesting fluff and class features that don't just advance both base classes.

Second Vote: Mecha Senshi. It's probably dishonest to vote for this without reading the base classes, but fighting robots + justice seems like a good idea to me.

Third Vote: Mind Glider. It explores an interesting design space (mobility) and has unusual abilities. I wish it learned more powers though.

2013-06-29, 12:41 PM
Updated votes, still plenty of time till next Wednesday. I know not all of the contestants have voted yet, too.


2013-06-30, 11:42 AM
1st) Shadowfringe Sentinel - The Sentinel 8/Extinguisher 7/Shadowfringe Sentinel 5 build I came up with in my head is ridiculously awesome.

2nd) Shadow Champion - This feels like the offensive side of the coin compared to the Shadowfringe Sentinel. Pair the two of them together for some deadly results.

3rd) Disciple of the Thousand-Petal Spell - I have a soft spot in my heart for caster monks.

2013-07-02, 10:22 AM
Votes are tallied, votes close tomorrow night!


2013-07-03, 04:45 PM
1st) Curse Tamer - This is an excellent example of creativity and fluff creating a class that looks fun to play and has limitless role-playing opportunities. Kudos!

2nd) MECHA SENSHI - This is a cool looking class and I would certainly play one myself. As a Pathfinder fan I appreciate the conversion footnote and archetype notes.

3rd) THE IBIS KNIGHT - I do not like the factotum. At all. This, however, I like quite a bit. It's clever and well executed with a nice balance. I think it would be neat to see a version/Archetype of the PRC done for magic and Spell-Like abilities (kind of like a Blue Mage, perhaps?)

Great job to all who participated! :smallsmile:

2013-07-03, 07:39 PM
1st: Ibis Knight - I just really like the mechanics of this. It's great and surprisingly simple in a good way.

2nd: Mecha Senshi - Ha. Ha. Awesome.

3rd: Disciple of the Thousand-Petaled Spell - I enjoy the fluff and mechanics. Good work.

Tough choices for me. Everyone did a pretty great job.

2013-07-03, 08:59 PM
1. Ibis Knight-Interesting class and mechanics.
2. Celestial Seed-Very interesting fluff, as well as a nice transition to boot, sort of like a make-your-own-celestial-creature deal.
3. Disciple of the Thousand-petaled Spell-Interesting mechanics, although a bit more complex than I'd prefer for something like this.

2013-07-03, 09:40 PM
Updated votes! Voting closes in just over 2 hours, last minute votes people!


2013-07-04, 12:35 PM
And the winner who gets bragging rights and the honor of keeping their knee-caps is...

Xallace with the Ibis Knight!

Fantastic class man, cool new mechanics that would make this class a boon to any party in ToB game. Honorable mention goes to the Mecha Senshi for 2nd place, great work zhdarkstar! You get Errant's Pick as well for just how bloody complete and adaptable your class is. Great stuff!