Trickster Archive

  • New Paths: The Trickster (Second Revision) This second revised installment of the New Paths-series clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved up in my review-queue at the request of my players.   The trickster class presented herein receives d8 HD, a now reduced 4+Int skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons plus rapier, longsword, sap, short sword, shortbow, whip light armor and shields (excluding tower shields) and may freely cast spells while only wearing light armor and/or using a shield. The class receives 3/4 BAB-progression as well as good Ref- and Will-saves […]

    New Paths: The Trickster (Second Revision)

    New Paths: The Trickster (Second Revision) This second revised installment of the New Paths-series clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved up in my review-queue at the request of my players.   The trickster class presented herein receives d8 HD, a now reduced 4+Int skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons plus rapier, longsword, sap, short sword, shortbow, whip light armor and shields (excluding tower shields) and may freely cast spells while only wearing light armor and/or using a shield. The class receives 3/4 BAB-progression as well as good Ref- and Will-saves […]

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  • New Paths – The Trickster (Revised edition) This revised installment of the New Paths-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The trickster class presented herein receives d8 HD, a now reduced 4+Int skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons plus rapier, longsword, sap, short sword, shortbow, whip light armor and shields (excluding tower shields) and may freely cast spells while only wearing light armor and/or using a shield. The class receives 3/4 BAB-progression as well as good Ref- and Will-saves and gains spellcasting.   Spellcasting of the trickster is slightly more tricky (I’ll punch myself […]

    New Paths – The Trickster (Revised edition)

    New Paths – The Trickster (Revised edition) This revised installment of the New Paths-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The trickster class presented herein receives d8 HD, a now reduced 4+Int skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons plus rapier, longsword, sap, short sword, shortbow, whip light armor and shields (excluding tower shields) and may freely cast spells while only wearing light armor and/or using a shield. The class receives 3/4 BAB-progression as well as good Ref- and Will-saves and gains spellcasting.   Spellcasting of the trickster is slightly more tricky (I’ll punch myself […]

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  • New Paths: The Trickster This installment of the New Paths-series clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved up in my review-queue at the request of my players.   The trickster class presented herein receives d8 HD, a massive 6+Int skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons plus rapier, longsword, sap, short sword, shortbow, whip light armor and shields (excluding tower shields) and may freely cast spells while only wearing light armor and/or using a shield. The class receives 3/4 BAB-progression as well as good Ref- and Will-saves and gains spellcasting.   Spellcasting […]

    New Paths: The Trickster

    New Paths: The Trickster This installment of the New Paths-series clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved up in my review-queue at the request of my players.   The trickster class presented herein receives d8 HD, a massive 6+Int skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons plus rapier, longsword, sap, short sword, shortbow, whip light armor and shields (excluding tower shields) and may freely cast spells while only wearing light armor and/or using a shield. The class receives 3/4 BAB-progression as well as good Ref- and Will-saves and gains spellcasting.   Spellcasting […]

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  • Mythic Minis: Trickster Path Abilities II All right, you know the deal – 3 pages – 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, let’s go!   This pdf begins with four new 1st tier abilities: -Heartsong: Increase competence/morale bonuses granted by bardic performances. Spells that end bardic performances and healing spells are also enhanced. Nice!   -Insider Trading: Use various skills to reduce costs when creating items in cities- cool! (Though I would have enjoyed a specific mentioning of whether each check eats some time…or specification that the checks happen as part of the crafting process.   -Shadow Cloak: Use mythic power as a swift action to reduce illumination to dim light status, also receiving 20% miss […]

    Mythic Minis: Trickster Path Abilities II

    Mythic Minis: Trickster Path Abilities II All right, you know the deal – 3 pages – 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, let’s go!   This pdf begins with four new 1st tier abilities: -Heartsong: Increase competence/morale bonuses granted by bardic performances. Spells that end bardic performances and healing spells are also enhanced. Nice!   -Insider Trading: Use various skills to reduce costs when creating items in cities- cool! (Though I would have enjoyed a specific mentioning of whether each check eats some time…or specification that the checks happen as part of the crafting process.   -Shadow Cloak: Use mythic power as a swift action to reduce illumination to dim light status, also receiving 20% miss […]

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  • Prestige Archetypes: The Arcane Trickster This installment of the Prestige Archetype-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, ~1/2 a page of editorial, leaving us with 8 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First question – what are prestige archetypes? Well, they are essentially a breakdown of a regular PrC into a full-blown 20-level spanning class – so no, these classes don’t necessarily mean that you’ll have a universal archetype (wouldn’t have worked in this context, I think), instead providing a retooled playing experience so you don’t have to work your way up to the PrC via classes you don’t want to play. So that’s definitely a pro-side. On the con-side, […]

    Prestige Archetypes: The Arcane Trickster

    Prestige Archetypes: The Arcane Trickster This installment of the Prestige Archetype-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, ~1/2 a page of editorial, leaving us with 8 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First question – what are prestige archetypes? Well, they are essentially a breakdown of a regular PrC into a full-blown 20-level spanning class – so no, these classes don’t necessarily mean that you’ll have a universal archetype (wouldn’t have worked in this context, I think), instead providing a retooled playing experience so you don’t have to work your way up to the PrC via classes you don’t want to play. So that’s definitely a pro-side. On the con-side, […]

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  • Mythic Minis: Trickster Path Abilities This Mythic Mini clocks in at 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   All right, another path-ability installment, so let’s take a look whether this one can finally convince me. We kick off with 5 trickster abilities for 1st tier, with one, analytical eye, having already featured in teh Guardian Path abilities. I didn’t consider it good design and too metagamey back then and that has not changed. Next.   The first new one would be backstabber, which is a passive benefit that increases to-hit and sneak attack damage output and allows you to spend mythic power to flank otherwise unflankable non-mythic […]

    Mythic Minis: Trickster Path Abilities

    Mythic Minis: Trickster Path Abilities This Mythic Mini clocks in at 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   All right, another path-ability installment, so let’s take a look whether this one can finally convince me. We kick off with 5 trickster abilities for 1st tier, with one, analytical eye, having already featured in teh Guardian Path abilities. I didn’t consider it good design and too metagamey back then and that has not changed. Next.   The first new one would be backstabber, which is a passive benefit that increases to-hit and sneak attack damage output and allows you to spend mythic power to flank otherwise unflankable non-mythic […]

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