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Horizon Walker - Ranger Archetype Option

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The archetype of the Horizon Walker is a new Ranger archetype available at 3rd level. The Horizon Walker devotes herself to a life of exploration, mapping out the myriad environments of the Prime and beyond. As you follow this archetype, you will develop new magical abilities from your existing favoured terrain(s) as you form a magical bond with the land you travel.

Inspired by the Horizon Walker prestige class from editions past. Artwork courtesy of wpclipart. Credit to Tom Iszatt for his help in finalising the Power of the Land feature.


Change Log:

v.2

  1. Clarified Terrain Mastery and other features to explicity link to the Ranger's Natural Explorer feature.
  2. Limitted "Feywild" Planar Terrain Mastery feature to have a limitted number of uses on its beguiling influence.
  3. Rephrased "Astral" Planar Terrain Mastery feature to prevent attempting to simultaneously telepathically contact multiple entities.

V.2 also corrects some minor spelling errors found in the original version.

 
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Elizabeth J August 27, 2016 10:27 pm UTC
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I just have a question to clarify the "Terrain Mastery" feature - is the feature specifying you can pick a number of traits equal to your number of favored terrains, is it specifying for each favored terrain you can pick a trait and have it apply to that favored terrain, or it is specifying that you must select the traits that correspond to your favored terrains and apply those traits to yourself and/or those terrains?

I'm sorry if the answer is obvious, the wording is just a little too confusing for me to figure out exactly how that feature applies.
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Toby L September 11, 2016 8:51 pm UTC
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Thank you for your feedback!

My apologies if the wording was not clear - I will see about clarifying that at the first opportunity I can.

In terms of mechanics, I intended that the Terrain Mastery was "activated" by existing Favoured Terrains. In other words, the Ranger has a given favoured terrain already from their Natural Explorer feature, and as such, gains an additional ability based upon that terrain.

e.g. Suppose a Ranger had, at 2nd level, chosen the Arctic favoured terrain, and at 6th level, chosen the Coast. At 7th level, that Ranger's Terrain Mastery would grant them bonuses for Arctic and Coast - they would have resistance to cold damage, a swimming speed equal to their walking speed, and could breath air and water.

These abilities apply whether or not the Ranger is currently in their favoured terrain: the abilities (as with the 3.5e Horizon Walker) are developed by a knowledge of, and magical connection to, the workings of that land, which...See more
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