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(Note: with sincerest apologies to Donnie Nakajima, Ridley Wan, and Sonny Wong, I will be using the pronoun “she” in this text where I need a specific third person pronoun for simplicity’s sake. No offense is intended.)
Paper Masters are rare, gifted individuals who so love books that, some say, the books love them back. In the hands of this superpowered bibliophile, paper shapes itself to the will and imagination of its bearer, becoming a beautiful origami flower that “blooms” on its own, an animated creature that does its master’s bidding, or a sword so sharp it can slice through steel. Brain meets brawn in perfect harmony in the Paper Master.
Becoming a fully manifested Paper Master requires three things: an inborn talent (usually passed genetically), extensive training, and an extremely obsessive love of reading. Certain clandestine intelligence organizations such as the British Library or Dokusensha hold the secrets to training Paper Masters, and most Paper Masters serve them as special agents and assassins. Some of these secret societies have managed to engineer a Paper Mastery “gene” into normal individuals or create human constructs and clones from Paper Master DNA, but even these “artificial” Paper Mastersat least those that manifest their abilitiesare or become ardent bibliomaniacs. The Power, it seems, cannot exist without the Passion.
Base Attack Bonus +2
6 Ranks each in Two different Knowledge Skills
Special: The Paper Master must have an innate, genetic talent for their abilities to manifest. For most purposes, this can simply be settled upon when developing the PC’s background; deciding to take this Advanced Class should not be a spur of the moment decision but planned during character creation. However, GMs wishing to control the power level of their game more may require an additional feat of Wild Talent or something similar to reflect this genetic trait.
The fastest path to Paper Master is as a Smart Hero, but other paths are possible. Dedicated, Tough, and Fast Heroes and combinations thereof make very good Paper Masters.
Hit Dice, Action Points, Skills, and Class Abilities by level are all covered in the Class Summary
"When I have money, I buy books. If any money is left over, I buy food and clothes." - Erasmus
Elemental Limitations: Completely wet or burning paper is useless to the Paper Master, though they may use Strong or Hard Paper to slow or stop the rate of absorption or combustion, allowing them to use their abilities on damp or burning paper until the paper is completely consumed. Acid always immediately destroys paper, and likewise Sonic damage works normally. In addition, powerful subsonic or supersonic vibrationsnot necessarily enough to cause significant damage to a person, but still strong enough, for example, to cause glass to sing or shatterrender most Paper Master abilities useless, save Strong or Hard Paper. Binding works (but cannot be combined with other abilities) but only lasts for 30 seconds (5 rounds). The GM may rule other Paper Master abilities can work during a subsonic or supersonic attack, but generally no Paper Talents should be allowed, save perhaps those that work "handheld" (such as Paper Knife).
Bibliomania: Paper Masters are severely, clinically obsessed with both reading and collecting books. They will go out of their way, even endangering themselves, to get hold of a book they highly desire, and can be extremely difficult to rouse when absorbed in a good read, regardless of the situation around them. When in a bookstore or library, they compulsively collect any desirable tome, regardless of such limitations as whether they have enough money to purchase the book. All Paper Masters have an Allegiance to “Books.” Paper Masters need to specifically collect printed, written materials and read them–books on tape and e-books do not apply. They are “Paper” Masters, after all, not “Electromagnetic” Masters.
Paper Masters are assumed to be buying books (and other printed documents such as magazines and comic books) at every opportunity, and are therefore consistently poor (the most powerful Paper Masters habitually place book purchasing as a priority even over food and rent; fortunately, these folks generally have co-workers or friends who help them take care of these priorities). Paper Masters’ wealth bonus is -2 (to a minimum of 0), and they may not take the Feat: Windfall (if they took the Feat before they became Paper Masters, they must lose it and choose another Feat they can qualify for). The GM may choose to apply a higher penalty to purchase DCs if the Paper Master has recently significantly added to her collection.
When surrounded by books such as in a bookstore, Paper Masters must make a Willpower saving throw DC 12 plus their Paper Master level (yes, their level increases the difficulty) to resist filling their arms with books and buying them (or borrowing or stealing them, as the case may be). The Paper Master is considered to be in a mildly frenzied statethey must do all they can to obtain the books they want. Note, however, the Paper Master will not grossly violate her Allegiances to obtain a booka Paper Master allied to “Good” or a similar concept will not kill for a book, for example (one that does not have such an Allegiance, however, may have no qualms doing so).
If they choose, Paper Masters can read any document with intensity regardless of outside distraction; they do not need to make a Concentration check to absorb the contents of a text, even if, say, they were trying to translate an ancient manuscript amid a series of explosions. The GM may determine there are some circumstances where a Paper Master must in fact make a Willpower roll, as above, to stop reading a particularly engrossing text to be able to take any other actions. In such a cases a Paper Master is considered “Dazed”capable of defending herself as normal, but otherwise unable to take any other actions until the saving throw is made (the save may be re-rolled every round).
Book Dependency: More to the point, Paper Masters’ abilities are directly tied to their love of reading. They must read at least 2 out of every 24 hours or they lose all class abilities and suffer mild withdrawal-like symptoms, putting them at a -2 to attacks and skill checks. This lasts until they can sit down to read for at least a solid hour (and get their second hour in within the day or they lose their abilities again).
If a Paper Master has been deprived of books for a 1d6+1 days, her condition “stabilizes,” eliminating the penalty to attacks and skills; she still cannot use any paper Talents, but is capable of using her other class abilities. The effects of Bibliomania no longer apply to the Paper Master, but until she begins to read regularly again (at least every day for a week), she cannot gain any more levels in Paper Mastery. At the GM’s discretion, a Paper Master may suffer psychological trauma or be temporarily conditioned to dislike reading, but they suffer the effects of “reading deprivation” just as any other Paper Master and cannot advance until they embrace the written word once again.
Bonus Feats: At 3rd, 6th, and 9th level, the Paper Master can take one of the following feats, provided she has fulfilled the prerequisites: Agile Riposte, Attentive, Creative, Dead Aim, Educated, Far Shot, Focused, Meticulous, Mobility, Point Blank Shot, Power Attack, Precise Shot, Shot on the Run, Improved Sunder
Except bonus feats, all Paper Master class abilities require using an appropriate quantity of paper on hand. Quantities are described here roughly as a “page,” a “book,” a “bookshelf,” and a “library” worth of paper; the Player and GM must track usage of the paper. The paper must be dry and undamaged (see Weaknesses for more information).
For this class, “paper” refers to any super-thin, flat, fibrous material created specifically for being written, printed, or drawn upon; in addition to standard “plant pulp” type paper from copy paper to newsprint, this also includes cloth fiber papers used for fancy stationery and currency, and archaic skin-based writing materials like parchment and vellum. Basically, use common senseanything you would generally consider in the “paper” category (whether it is truly, in the most technical sense, "paper" or not) is manipulable by a Paper Master. The paper within books can be used and torn from their bindings as a free action. Writing surfaces like chalkboards and dry-erase boards do not apply.
Unless otherwise mentioned, most Paper Master abilities can be activated as a "Swift Action"; i.e., they can activate it any time, like a Free Action, but can only do one per round; additionally, most abilities must be activated on the Paper Master's turn.
If paper used for a Paper Mastery effect is damaged in any way, it is rendered useless once the Paper Master stops using it for their ability (if it has not already been completely destroyed). If the paper is not damaged, half of the quantity (rounding down) is rendered useless for further Paper Mastery effects (the potential "psychic" energy within it has been used up).
At 1st level, Paper Masters can use all their abilities on paper that occupies their square only, and they must be touching it. Their ability to control paper in an area improves as they gain levels (see Paper Telekinesis, Area Control, and Paper God).
If a Paper Master falls unconscious, all effects she has created immediately cease, reverting to plain, crumpled paper. Any paper bound to her falls off.
Paper Masters may combine their abilities to make complex effects; the most powerful Paper Masters are limited largely by their imaginations as to what they can make paper do. Except for Paper Telekinesis, Paper Masters can combine any ability that is NOT a Talent, called a regular ability, with any other regular ability automatically. They can combine any regular ability with one Talent after succeeding a Concentration check DC 10 (add 2 for each regular ability beyond the first); the GM may ask them to roll this check repeatedly under very stressful circumstances. They may NOT combine a Talent with another Talent. They may maintain multiple effects using regular abilities, but if they are in combat, they must make a DC 15 Concentration check (the GM may adjust the DC according to the circumstances as appropriate). Common combinations involve using Binding with other Talents like Paper Knife or Shin Origami to create paper "ropes" with grappling hooks, or using Binding and Inkshift to create makeshift "clothing."
Paper Masters are proficient in any weapons they make out of paper. “Blades” made from the Strong or Hard Paper abilities, or the Paper Knife from the Paper Fu Talent Tree, count as Light Weapons.
Paper Telekinesis: At first level, all Paper Masters can animate any paper within any adjacent square. Outside her own square, the paper can only fly up and down and side to sideno complex maneuvers are possible, though as a Standard Action, she can use this ability to summon paper from an adjacent square into hers, where she can then use her more powerful abilities on it.Paper Talents
If there is at least a book or ream’s worth of paper in the radius, a Paper Master can animate it so that it flies in a constant circle around her, granting her a 20% miss chance to ranged attacks The Paper Master must make a Concentration check DC 15 to make this last more than one round; the check must be made every round.
Ink Shift: Paper Masters can “move” the inks and pigments embedded in a piece of paper, altering writing or changing the color of the paper. They can render a printed page blank or change the content. This ability provides a +2 to +4 circumstance bonus to Forgery attempts on printed documents (the bonus depending on the complexity of the document to be altered).
Strong Paper: Paper Masters can make paper amazingly resilient, making it roughly equivalent to hard plastic in terms of game mechanics (Hardness 2, 5 hit points per inch of thickness; a single sheet has the hit points equivalent to the Paper Master's Constitution modifier). In order to make paper Strong, it must be in the Paper Master’s hand, and can be from a sheet up to a book or about 300 pages of paper. Strong Paper has the following traits:
- Water saturates it at a much slower rate: 10d6 rounds (or 1 minute outside combat), and it is usable until it is completely soaked.
- Fire burns Strong Paper in 5d6 rounds (30 seconds outside combat). Burning paper is usable until it is completely consumed.
- Being hard, durable, and still paper thin, Strong Paper will do decently as a makeshift weapon. As a move equivalent action, a Paper Master can ready a sheet of Strong Paper as a tiny, light weapon. It does 1d4 points of slashing damage, criticals on 20. Because it is so thin, it ignores the first 5 points of an object's Hardness. Paper Masters wishing to be more lethal with their paper than this usually take Talents on the Kami-Do Tree.
- Although it doesn't work nearly as well as the more refined, higher level ability of Paper Defense (see below), Strong Paper can serve as a shield in a pinch. At least several sheets must be used, and the Paper Master must ready an action to use the shield, declaring who they are defending themselves from. They make a Reflex Save versus the attacker's Attack Roll; if they fail, the shield fails to defend them. If they succeed, the attacker may instead opt to Sunder the Shield rather than attack the target. If it is possible to do so, the Paper Master may take an attack of opportunity versus the Sunder; if the Sunder is successful and the amount of damage done exceeds the shield's hit points, the Paper Master takes the remainder of the damage themselves.
Binding: At 2nd Level, Paper Masters can “magically” blend paper fibers together, combining several sheets together to make one large sheet or a paper chain. They can mend torn paper in this way (but paper rendered useless by previous acts of Paper Mastery is still useless). Paper Masters of any level must be touching paper to bind it, but paper chains and walls created with binding are limited in size only by how much paper the Paper Master has at her disposal. Paper Masters can combine Binding with Strong Paper but only within the same area of effect as their Paper Telekinesis. Finally, Binding allows Paper Masters to hold paper onto their bodies by sheer will, allowing them to conceal and control it quite easily. Concealing more than a few sheets of paper usually requires a successful Sleight of Hand check. The paper does not necessarily make noise, however: at this level, Paper Masters who can Bind paper can alter its makeup enough to soften it, keeping it from rattling or crunching. Paper that is Bound, with no other effects used on it, can be reused for other Paper Master abilities.
Paper Defense: At 4th Level, Paper Masters can make a true paper shield out of just a handful of sheets of paper. More resilient than Strong Paper, Paper Defense can be activated as a Swift Action and absorbs an amount of damage equal to the Paper Master’s Constitution Modifier plus Paper Master levels. When the paper takes all the damage it can absorb, it is destroyed, and the Paper Master takes any remaining damage.
Area Control: At 5th Level, a Paper Master’s control over paper noticeably improves. As long as she holds a single piece of paper, she can use any of her abilities on any paper in the immediate 5 foot area around her (rather than just in her square). The radius of effect for Paper Telekinesis expands to 10 feet.
Hard Paper: At 7th Level, Paper Masters can make paper nearly as strong as steel. Hard Paper works like Strong Paper, except for the following:
- Hard Paper's Hardness is 7, with 10 Hit Points per inch of thickness. A single sheet has hit points equal to the Paper Master's Con Modifier multiplied by 1.5, rounding down.
- Hard Paper is saturated by water in two minutes, and it burns in one minute. Moreover, Paper Masters can make a Fortitude Save DC 20 to keep the paper from absorbing water or burning entirely, but if they fail, the paper becomes wet or burns normally. A savvy Paper Master can make burning Hard Paper into a useful torch.
Paper Aegis: At 8th level, Paper Masters seem to become virtually bulletproof. Paper Aegis works like Paper Defense, except for the following:
- The Paper Aegis absorbs 2x their Constitution Modifier, plus Paper Master levels.
- If she has enough paper, a Paper Master can make the shield three dimensional (a sphere or a cube), wrapping it around herself or an ally, providing complete cover. If they have enough paper to do so this, they can expand the sphere/cube over 10 square feet (4 squares). It only absorbs half the regular Aegis’s damage.
- Paper Masters can ready an action to protect an ally within 10 feet of them with their Paper Aegis. The Aegis will continue to protect that person as long as the Paper Master concentrates and the protected ally does not move.
Paper God: The character for “paper” and the character for “god” are pronounced the same in Japanese: “Kami.” At 10th level, a Paper Master’s Area Control expands to 10 feet, and she no longer needs to hold on to a piece of paper in order to use her abilities within this area (unless otherwise specified by a particular ability). Paper Telekinesis expands to a 20 foot radius. Paper God also allows a Paper Master to attempt to take control of paper used by another Paper Master if both Masters are within 20 feet of each other. Both Paper Masters make contested Concentration checks, adding their Paper Master levels to the roll. Ties go to the defender. If the Paper Master using Paper God wins, she gains control of the other’s paper (she can maintain any effect the other Paper Master was using provided she knows how to). If the “Paper God” fails and the defending Paper Master is also 10th level, they get an opportunity to overtake the first attacker’s paper instead. If the defender is less than 10th level, they get no special benefits from winning the struggle, apart from the fact that they maintain control.
Kami-do Talent Tree: This tree allows the Paper Master to fashion powerful melee weapons, as durable and powerful as a “real” weapon, if not more so. Note that the weapons below can also be made as bludgeoning weapons, but in this case they will not ignore any Hardness. Paper weapons must remain in the Paper Master’s hands and become normal paper as soon as they are released. These weapons can be Sundered; they have the Hardness of the Paper Master's Constitution modifier x2 and the hit points of similar weapons.Class Build Notes
- Paper Knife: Creates a Small, Light blade, resilient and thin enough to slice through virtually anything. 1d6 slashing damage, critical 19-20, ignores first 10 points of hardness. Requires at least one piece of paper.
- Paper Sword: Creates a Medium blade, 1d8 slashing/piercing damage, critical 18-20, ignores Hardness completely. Requires half a book's worth of paper. Prerequisites: Paper Knife;
- Paper Lance: Creates a Large weapon with reach. 1d10 slashing/piercing damage, critical 18-20, ignores Hardness. Requires a book's worth of paper. Prereq: Paper Sword
- Paper Claws: Extends 2d4 “claws” as far as 10 feet, each of which attack once per round with the Paper Master’s Base Attack Bonus (no additions for abilities), 1d6 damage each. Requires two books' worth of paper. Prereq: Paper Lance
Shin Origami: Paper Masters are able to perform the art of paper folding purely telekinetically, instantly making beautiful objects and useful tools.
- Shin Origami I: Paper Masters can instantly create small objects and very simple tools. The object should be able to be held in one hand and can be up to a foot long. Holding a piece of paper, the Paper Master can instantly form a beautiful rose or, combined with the resilience of Strong Paper, a functional screwdriver. The object can have no moving parts–a hammer is fine but a pair of pliers is not. The tools reduce the penalty for performing an ability without the proper tool to -2. Something very complex in appearance may require a Craft: Visual Art check for it to look right. Prereqs: 6 ranks in Craft (Visual) Art OR Craft (Mechanical) OR Craft (Structural)
- Shin Origami II: The objects created now can be more complex, involving simple machine functions (wheels and pulleys), and can be up to 3 cubic feet in size (provided there is enough paper). Sharp/piercing tools like a drill may be created, with the same resilience as Strong Paper (or Hard Paper, if the Paper Master has attained that ability). These tools act exactly as the real thing, eliminating any penalties for not having the right tool for the job. Prereq: Shin Origami I
Paper Projectile Talent Tree: Except as noted below, the ranged paper attacks described below must originate from a Paper Master’s hand–paper cannot be telekinetically animated and then thrown.
- Paper Shuriken: A thrown paper dart; damage 1d6 slashing or piercing, critical 20, ignores first 10 points of hardness, range 10'. Can toss as many “shuriken” a round as the Paper Master has attacks. Prerequisite: BAB+4
- Paper Barrage: A Paper Master can throw 4 +1d6 for every 3 Paper Master levels paper darts (1 sheet of paper each). Each dart does 1d4-1 damage, 20 critical, ignores 10 points of hardness. It can strike one 5 foot square at a range of 20, or a 2 squares at a range of 10. Beyond its initial range increment, the damage is reduced by one per dart per range increment. A paper master needs only hold 1 dart and throw it to activate all darts in his area of control; a 10th level Paper Master can use Paper Barrage without touching any paper. Prereq: Paper Shuriken
- Paper Flood: A Paper Master can activate a large amount of paper to fill one or more squares (roughly one book per 5 foot square), wrapping around the area’s occupants and restricting movement. The flood does no damage, but the targets in the squares must make a Reflex save versus 10 + the Paper Master’s level or be entangled. This effect lasts for 1 round per Paper Master level. Prereq: Paper Shuriken
- Paper Archery: A carefully folded paper bow helps a Paper Master focus long range attacks with paper arrows. A bow requires roughly 10 sheets of paper, plus 2 sheets per arrow. A Paper Master may prepare arrows in advance; she “reloads” at the same rate as a normal bow. The arrows do 1d8 damage piercing, Critical 20 x3, Ignores 10 points of Hardness, Range 80'. Prereq: Paper Shuriken, Shin Origami I.
- Paper Archery II: A Paper Archer can now become the Paper Master equivalent of the Green Arrow, turning her arrows to various purposes. The arrows may be blunted to do subdual damage, or hooked to catch on to something. At a -4 penalty to hit, they can reshape themselves midflight to a limited extent in order to wrap themselves around a target. If the target is inanimate, the effort automatically succeeds and catches the item; it can then push the item into a wall or otherwise towards the arrow's original trajectory. If the target is living, they make a Reflex Saving Throw DC 10 + the Paper Master's Dexterity modifier or become Entangled for as long as the Paper Master concentrates (minimum of 1 round). Additionally, at this level, normal paper arrows ignore Hardness completely. Prereq: Paper Archery I, Shin Origami II.
Paper Transport: The most powerful Paper Masters can use their paper creations as a legitimate mode of transportation.
- Paper Surfing: A simple disc or “surfboard” is created with at least a half a ream of paper; a Paper Master may stand upon it, hovering up to three feet off the ground, and can move slowly (half the Paper Master’s movement speed) up and down as well as overland. Prereq: The Paper Master must be at least 5th level to take this ability.
- Paper Airplane: An enormous paper airplane can carry the Paper Master plus one passenger of up to Medium size, flying through the air at low altitudes. The plane moves partly along the winds and partly by the PM’s paper control. It moves at a speed of 20' per paper master level. It is resilient enough to hold its passengers but is otherwise a flimsy vehicle, no stronger than Strong Paper. Prereq: Paper Surfing, 6 ranks in Knowledge (Physical Sciences) or Craft (Mechanical)
- Paper Rocket: The most powerful Paper Masters can wrap themselves and one other Medium-sized individual within a missile shaped vessel powered solely by the PM’s mental power. It moves very quickly to its desired location, which must be known beforehand by the PM. Prereq: Paper Airplane, and the Paper Master must be level 10 to take this talent.
Paper Puppetry Talent Tree: This is a complex talent tree which allows a Paper Master to create “familiars” made of paper: humanoid or animal-like constructs which act according to the will of the Paper Master. Regardless of level, Paper Puppeteers must remain in contact with their minions using paper “strings” (created using the Binding ability) and thus they can never stray too far from their creator (generally, no more than 50'). Only one puppet may be created at a time. Paper puppets require a lot of paper to create; the smallest puppets may require only a book or ream but larger puppets will require several books to a whole library's worth of paper to create.
Paper Masters can extend their sight through their puppets–what the puppet “sees” they see–making them useful for peering around corners and the like, but they do not gain any special visual acuity.
Paper Masters can do nothing but control their minions while the puppets are active; . Although they are not defenseless (attackers do not gain bonuses; the puppeteer does not provoke attacks of opportunity, etc.), if they stop controlling their minions to fight or perform another action, the minions disperse (half of the original paper used to create them remains useful). The only other Paper Master ability they can perform simultaneously is to keep their "strings" and other paper bound to their bodies. If trying to control minions in very difficult circumstances, the GM has the right to require a concentration check for the Paper Master to maintain control.
The minions can be damaged as normal, just as other kinds of Constructs can. With a successful Concentration check DC 12, Puppets can be given "claws" or "fangs," or they can be “armored,” granting 2+any positive con modifier to their Defense rating. Both traits can added with a successful Concentration check DC 16. They need only make this check once. Again, the GM has the right to increase this DC in appropriate circumstances. Paper Puppets have Strength and Dexterity equivalent to their creators; for every size category larger than the Paper Master they get a +2 to Strength and -2 to Dexterity, and vice versa for every size category smaller than the Paper Master. They have no other ability scores. Their attacks and saving throws are the same as their creators. They act on their creator’s initiative. Paper Puppets are Constructs and have most Construct traits, but do not have Darkvision or low light vision (unless the Paper Master has such vision already). Their other stats are listed below the tree list.
- Small Puppet: Paper Masters with this ability can create a minion size Small or smaller. The minions can have two or four legs. Prereq: 6 ranks in Knowledge (Earth and Life Sciences) OR Craft (Mechanical 6); the PM must be 3rd level or higher to take this Talent.
- Medium Puppet: The minion can now be up to Medium sized; it can also fly at their regular base walking speed, if the minion is created with wings. Prereq: Small Puppet
- Large Puppet: The minion can be up to Large size and has the same reach as a large creature. Note that creating a Large or larger minion requires a great deal of paper. Large puppets may be ridden like a normal animal, by either the Paper Master or an ally. Prereq: Medium Puppet
- Huge Puppet: Familiars can now be Huge; they are large enough serve as transport for the Paper Master–it can carry on top or inside itself a light load (as determined by its strength, which is the PM’s strength plus the adjustment for size). Huge puppets require at least a small library (a large room full of books) to create. Prereq: Large Puppet
Paper Puppet Stats:
Hit Dice: ½ d10 (2 hp)
Speed: 40' (8 sq) (60' if multiple legs), Fly (clumsy) 40'
Defense = 10 + PM’s Dex + 2 Size; the PM can increase this as above
Attack: Slam, Claw, or Bite damage 1d3 + PM Tiny strength
Hit Dice: 1d10 +10 (5 hp)
Speed: 30' (6 sq) (50' multiple legs), Fly (clumsy) 30'
Defense: +1 Size, +2 “natural”
Attack: Slam, Claw, or Bite damage 1d4 + PM Small strength
Hit Dice: 2d10+20 (31 HP)
Speed: 30' (6 sq), (50' multiple legs), Fly (clumsy) 30'
Defense: +4 natural
Attack: Slam, Claw, or Bite 1d6 + PM Strength
Hit Dice: 4d10 +30 (52 HP)
Speed: 20' (4 sq), (40' multiple legs), Fly (clumsy) 20'
Defense: -1 size, +5 natural
Attack: Slam, Claw, or Bite 1d8 + PM Large Strength
Space/Reach: 10'/5' (long); 10'/10' (tall)
Hit Dice: 8d10+40 (84 HP)
Speed: 20' (4 sq), (40' multiple legs), Fly (clumsy) 20'
Defense: -2 size, +6 natural
Attack: Slam, Claw, or Bite 2d6 + PM Huge Strength
Space/Reach: 15'/10' (long); 15'/15' (tall)
This is the first class I’ve ever really fully, completely homebrewed. I have a good sense of how classes should work in a holistic sense, but breaking down the nitty gritty details to statistical/mechanical issues is not a talent of mine. Mostly anything mechanical is based on comparing what I think an ability should do with abilities found elsewhere in the d20 System (be it Modern or D&D). I am very happy to hear from game mechanics experts on how better to tweak the class/make it work. Please keep the following in mind:
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If anyone would like to post this or quote this elsewhere, I request that you please let me know and credit me (Death Quaker) for creating the mechanics for the class written up here. Thank you.