Ever since I read James' take on the Thief (Specialist) I started thinking about how the 6 pip system (for lack of a better name) could be used to emulate other classic character classes in Weird Fantasy. The Paladin is my first stab at it, and this is my first stab at the Paladin. I'm sure it will be revised after feedback and y own further thoughts.
Paladins in Weird Fantasy aren't as powerful as Paladins in the classic rules. Their over the top holiness has to be toned down for the default setting, which is grittier then most.
Here's the basics:
Paladins fight and save as fighters of the same level. They advance using the experience chart for Wizards.
They have a permanent Protection From Evil - Self Only, in effect at all times.
The following Paladin abilities can be improved as the Paladin levels, via the "Pip System" used by Specialist in the main Weird Fantasy Rulebook, with changes as indicated as follows: all 3 abilities start with 1 pip. 1 pip is awarded with each level gained, to be used as the player sees fit, except that no ability can be 3 pips or more then any other.
Smite Undead - Undead attack bonus
Pip 1 - +2 hit, +2 damage, 1 use per day
Pip 2 - +2 hit, +2 damage, 2 uses per day
Pip 3 - +2 hit, +3 damage, 2 uses per day
Pip 4 - +2 hit, +3 damage, 3 uses per day
Pip 5 - +2 hit, +4 damage, 3 uses per day
Pip 5 - +2 hit, +4 damage, 4 uses per day
Pip 1 - Heals 2 points on 1 individual once per day
Pip 2 - Heals 5 points on 1 individual once per day
Pip 3 - Heals 8 points on 1 individual once per day
Pip 4 - Heals 11 points on 1 individual once per day
Pip 5 - Heals 14 points on 1 individual once per day
Pip 6 - Heals 17 points on 1 individual once per day
Pip 1 - Self Immunity to non-magic disease - +2 save to magical diseases
Pip 2 - 1 Casting of Cure Disease once per week
Pips 3-6 - 1 Additional Casting per Pip per week
The restriction in pip levels keeps one from overspecializing, while allowing individualization of each Paladin.
Consider this still a work in progress. Comments and thoughts are greatly appreciated.
Erik, thanks for the inspiration. I'm working on something that's basically taking this with some minor alterations. Thanks.ReplyDelete