Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Totemic Paladin (S&W Appreciation Day)



Totemic Paladin

In my Queston Campaign, all those years ago, I replaced regular Paladins with a different type of Paladin called a "Totemic Paladin."

These Paladins had powers based upon their totem animal, rather than the standard list of Paladin powers.

Here is a list of Totemic Paladins and their powers:

TotemReplaces
"Lay On Hands"
1/day
Replaces
"Immune to
Disease"
Replaces
"Dispel Evil"
1/day
Replaces
"Detect Evil"
1/day
Bear

+(Level/3)d6 in
Unarmed Combat
(round up)
Immune to Exposure and
Harsh Weather
Fear (MU 4)Strength (MU 2)
DragonBreathe Fire in a
cone, 1d6+2 pts/level
Immune to FearDispel Magic
(MU 3)
Pyrotechnics
(MU 2)
GryphonCan glide safely to
the ground; up to 10'
fall per level
Can see 10x further than
a normal human; can
see at 100' what a
normal human sees at
10', etc.
Fly (MU 3)Levitate (MU 2)
HydraRegenerate up to
2 HP per level, per
day, when  reduced
to negative HPs
Can wield 2 weapons,
gaining +1 to hit and
-1[+1] to AC
Confusion
(MU 4)
Mirror Image
(MU 2)
SnakeNeutralize Poison
(C 4) (1/day for
every 5 levels)
Immune to PoisonSticks to Snakes
(C 4)
Snake Charm
(C 2)
TortoiseAge at half normal rate-2[+2] to ACProtection from
Normal Missiles
(MU 3)
Shield (MU 1)
WolfDarkvision (60')Move of no less than 9
regardless of Encumbrance
Haste (MU 3)Speak with Animals
(D 2)
Created with the HTML Table Generator

You could certainly make up your own variants following a similar pattern.  Enjoy!

4 comments:

James said...

Very interesting! I am on the fence on even keeping the cleric class in my games. Your variation could even be used for a druid class perhaps, though it's more combat-focused...

Timothy Brannan said...

Very cool idea! I like the paladin as-is, but this is worth trying out.

--
Tim
My Swords & Wizardry posts, The S&W Witch and The Ördög

Fabio Milito Pagliara said...

Really a nice twist :)

thanks!!!


--
Fabio
My Swords & Wizardry post
http://d20d12.blogspot.it/2013/04/swords-wizardry-short-review-and-new.html
(Healer class)

Mondbuchstaben said...

This has a weird Saturday morning cartoon vibe.