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Spiritualist - Arcane tradition

Spiritualist - Arcane tradition


This pdf introduces a new wizard tradition: The Spiritualist.

Spiritualists are wizards who specialize in contacting, commanding, and combating spirits, ghosts, and the incorporeal undead. They are able to use their abilities to learn secrets that only the dead know the answers to.

This also includes a printer-friendly version.

This is the fifth of several dark fantasy/Gothic horror archetypes that I've been working on for use with the upcoming Curse of Strahd/Misty Fortunes and Absent Hearts storyline, but suitable for any campaign. More will be posted soon.

I welcome input and criticism. All thoughts are appreciated.

UPDATE 1.1: This pdf has grown from 2-6 pages. I've updated the seance ability, given the Spiritualist the ability to expend Hit Dice in order to temporarily infuse a melee weapon with their essence to gain the ghost touch ability, and given the Spiritualist the ability to turn ethereal at 14th level. I've also added several new pieces of equipment (automatic writing planchette, spirit bell, talking board, and spiritualist's pack), as well as 10 new spells focused on communicating with or battling spirits.

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Alastair M March 10, 2016 2:55 pm UTC
There seems to be a glitch in the files downloads for this product, as it's currently (2016 March 10th) showing three apparently identical zip files available (all with the same name and file size anyway). Maybe needs someone at OBS to resolve, as when I last downloaded the update, there were two identical zip file sets (I checked both just in case).
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Nathan E March 11, 2016 4:20 am UTC
Thanks for the heads up! I believe the issue should be resolved now, and there should be only the newest version up. Any other feedback is always appreciated. It makes it easier to know if any changes need to be made, and I aim to make quality products.
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Nathan E February 21, 2016 3:54 am UTC
In response to Andrew W's review "I recommend adding Advantage on saving throws against certain types of effects to Inured to Undeath. Possessions by ghosts or similar entities for example.

I recommend adding some sort of ability to touch or attack incorporeal creatures, to bolster the idea of the spiritualist's ability to interact with spirits.

," under the additional benefit of Ghost Sight, you gain advantage on INT, WIS, and CHA saves against attacks by undead. This gives you advantage on saves vs a ghost's Horrifying Visage and a ghost's Possession. I had thought to reword it so that it was specifically against saves vs incorporeal undead, but I can't seem to find any distinction in the 5th edition rules between corporeal and incorporeal undead. If there's a clear delineation in this edition that I'm missing, I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone can tell me where it is, because I've yet to even see "incorporeal undead" as an undead subtype in 5th edition.
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