Assassins and Blackguards Spell Books


  • Narfell DM

    With the next update Assassins and Blackguard PrCs are getting spell books as per PnP in its 3ed edition. Meaning Assassins prepare arcane spells like wizards (INT based with their respective Arcane Spell Failure while wearing armor), while Blackguards prepare divine spells like Clerics (i.e. no spell failure while wearing any kind of armor, WIS based).

    Do keep in mind that this is additional content, meaning no feats or other PrC's features got affected or changed.

    Below you can find the spell tables and PnP spell equivalencies, as well as the spells per day level progression.


    Assassin


    Governing ability:

    Intelligence

    Spellcasting: Arcane (spell failure from armor is a factor), intelligence-based (a base intelligence score of 10 + the spell's level is required to cast a spell, bonus spells are based on modified intelligence, and the intelligence modifier affects spell DCs), and requires preparation.

    Spells per Day:

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    Spell List and PnP equivalencies By Circles:

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    Blackguard


    Governing ability:

    Wisdom

    Spellcasting: Divine (spell failure from armor is ignored), wisdom-based (a base wisdom score of 10 + the spell's level is required to cast a spell, bonus spells are based on modified wisdom, and the wisdom modifier affects spell DCs), and requires preparation.

    Spells per Day:

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    Spell List and PnP equivalencies By Circles:

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    All rulings subject to change without notice.


  • Narfell DM

    Blackguards Divine RP expectations

    As with all Divine spellcasters you are required to properly roleplay your faith. With regards to Blackguards this will involve not only praying for spells but also actively pushing your deities Dogma. It may not necessarily mean trying to convert people to your faith or going out of your way to smite every good person you encounter, but it will mean that if your deity has enemies you should not be taking any action that will benefit that person, and in fact do whatever you can to hinder them. Ideally you would destroy enemies of the faith but our PvP rules make this difficult and tedious, of course when it comes to NPC's you are free to smite them to your hearts content.

    Blackguard Spells RP

    Summon Monster Spells in Narfell allow you to deviate one alignment step either way however all Blackguard summons are required to be chosen from the Evil alignment selections.

    You should learn the spells you plan to use and then determine how they are supposed to be used in PnP and then roleplay them to the best of your ability, for example, Demonflesh in game looks like barkskin but you should RP that your skin has taken on the hue and leatheriness of a Demon.

    For a reference to those spells check out https://dndtools.net/spells

    For the sake of simplicity, if the spell has a duration but no lasting visual effect in game assume there is no visual. On casting however any visual effect and result of the spell should be properly roleplayed.

    Further Reading

    To assist you in playing your Blackguard read over these helpful guides

    https://narfell.us/wiki/doku.php?id=guides:playing-evil
    https://narfell.us/wiki/doku.php?id=guides:playing-divine
    https://narfell.us/wiki/doku.php?id=features:systems:religion
    https://narfell.us/wiki/doku.php?id=features:changes:spells:summon_creature

    Rebuilds
    Free Rebuilds are available in order to meet the wisdom requirements to cast spells but with a caveat.
    All changes must be very minimal. Meaning a couple feats and a couple skills as well as moving ability points into wisdom.
    No race or languages changes.
    Class changes will not be allowed so your starting classes and levels must match your ending classes and levels.
    Feel free to contact DM Metagod (or any DM if metagod is not available) to get your rebuild started

    A few things to keep in mind.

    1. You must still submit a rebuild request following the normal rebuild template.
    2. Be sure to have your new pc already made and ready to go leveled to 4 and waiting in the new player lobby.