Kaedrin wrote:If there was a Necromancer base class, what would you expect to see from it?
I would think it would have some sort of natural aura. similar to a hex, or paladin's. but it would say empower there undead servant's. it could improve over time. seems they should be able to control several undead at once. maybe this aura after a time, could compel undead foe's to his side as a charm spell of sort's. or if he has his max companion's under his control, it could confuse the remaining one's as a default action. also seems being he's made such study of the undead. maybe in return his undead give him powers to as followers, say the more he had the faster he could cast, or even regenerate his own life, say by drawing retrospectively on a aura they provide for him that either empowers his spells. speed's his casting, or even give regenerating ability's. here's another idea, how about swapping skin, what if it could teleport, but only by switching place's to a position held by one of his undead hold. and that undead take's his prior position.
it could also be easily pulled into a vampire kind of class. just by giving it some classic vampiric ability's. seems in the movies the vampires always made the best ruler's of the undead.
just some thought's, off the top of my head.
Kaedrin wrote:If there was a Gish (that didn't use normal casting), what would you like to see from it?
Hmm that didn't use normal casting. . . . .. . . , how about something like the old Psionic stuff D&D tried long ago. like a mentalist type character. say used his intelligence, wisdom, and charisma together. he could have many similar ability's as the caster's, but say more of a warlock type attack's. most wont miss, as there targeted from his mind, body and soul. he could blend a few of the class's him self persay. say sort of a "hex, bard, warlock" type guy. able to empower his allies,and disable his foe's. all from his *Mojo.
he could even create tulpa's/or metaphysical presence's. close to illusion's, but more. "Edit"
" **Although having to invest in so many stat's for power, he would need some really good base defensive feat's/ ability's/ Psionic's, to compete here not being able to invest in his dexterity for ac. and he probably wouldn't be the type to lug around in heavy armor. so he'd need a progressively stronger Ac aura / or access to a extra source. to make up for this massive hole in capability to survive here"."Edit 2"
*** although you could make each of these stat's linked to one of those three ability's. Say *Intelligence could be linked to hex feat's. Taking the class more to that way. *Charisma could be linked to the bard feat's, and *Wisdom could be linked to the warlock feat's. just as a example.
Then as you level the class it still has its base reward's, just now you get option's based on your stat's in these to unlock bonus feats for the class. pulling it more toward one aspect of the class's variation or another.
This would allow one to spend a few more point's towards dexterity, for some ac. hence making it a bit more versatile/ fun to play.
*another caster idea:
what about a casting class that allowed leveling in multiple spell casting class's at once. say as far as spell DC/ and spell's known.
for instance, cleric and wizard, or even bard and sorcer.
hope any of this helped.
*Thanks again, for all you do man!