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The Mists of Ravenloft have arrived in the Forgotten Realms, and life there will never be the same. The Mists have corrupted and twisted the Weave.

One of the most dramatic changes to the world is the arrival of Dark Science, the dangerous and forbidden study of the universe's secrets--secrets the gods want to keep hidden from mortals. The rise of Dark Science has brought forth its devoted practitioner, the Mad Scientist.

Inside, you will find information about a new character class, the Mad Scientist, and its archetype, the Reanimator. In addition, you will find tables and ideas for designing your character's construct, two new character backgrounds, new equipment, and the new Experiment system, a source of power that allows your mad scientist to control and manipulate the world.

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Alexander C May 30, 2020 4:15 am UTC
Any idea if you'll be adding more subclasses to this Class? I really like it as is, but just feel it's limited with only one subclass option before it.
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Eden B March 24, 2019 4:33 pm UTC
Very cool class and something I'm considering for my character in our Curse of Strahd campaign. Do you have any guidance on multi classing? My character is a Cleric who is fascinated with harnessing the secrets of the undead, so this seems like a good option to multi class into, but not sure whether it would share spell slots like other casters or should be independent like certain martial abilities would be.
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Mark H March 28, 2019 1:59 pm UTC
For multiclassing with the reanimator:

Ability score minimum: Int 13
Proficiencies gained: simple weapons, Medicine, and one skill from the reanimator's skill list

For determining available spell slots when multi classing with another spellcaster, count one-half (rounded down) of the reanimator's levels (similar to ranger or paladin).

Hope that helps!
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Darren C August 04, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Any chance there are some examples of Pre-Gens for this character class to review? I find I'm really good when I have something to compare a new character class with.
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Robbie G August 13, 2017 9:47 am UTC
Does anyone know how to play this in a regular DnD 5e compaign? I ask because the Intelligence (Dark Science) bit is a bit confusing. Do you just add it to the list of stuff your proficiences or does it replace one of the proficiencies already there?
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Mark H August 14, 2017 1:40 pm UTC
Apologies for any confusion. I would simply add the new skill to existing proficiencies, since it is a fairly narrow skill.
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