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The Librarian: An Investigative Class for D&D 5e
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The Librarian: An Investigative Class for D&D 5e

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"There are tales of monstrous beasts and hidden cities that have been passed down through generations. They are told as fables; small bedtime stories that children dream about when drifting off to sleep in warm, summer evenings. Tales of fantastical creatures, of wonderous items and of mystical landscapes far forgotten and lost to myth and legend."

"A librarian is not one to take such stories lightly. Buried under books, alchemical equipment and strange, technological inventions, a librarian follows these tales, setting forth with adventurers to discover the truth behind the legend. Using their knowledge, wit and dogged preparation, librarians defend the world from ancient otherworldly threats others never even knew existed."

Inside this pdf you will find a complete class for playing this lovecraftian inspired investigator in games of dungeons and dragons 5th edition. 

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Magdalene T July 28, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
I am so unbelievably excited for this. Thank you!
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Vall S July 28, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
No problem, enjoy! :)
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Vall S August 06, 2017 3:30 pm UTC
Updated to version 1.2 -
Changed Pagemaster Maneuver 'Insightful Observation' - specify learning 3 characteristics when using Mindful Gaze, instead of 2.

Thanks to Sacha H. for noticing the error!
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Sacha H August 02, 2017 9:27 pm UTC
I have a question. Under Mindful Gaze it says you learn 2 characteristics on a success. However, if you use the Pagemaster maneuver "Insightful Observation", it says you learn 2 characteristics instead of 1.

Is Mindful Gaze only supposed to give 1 characteristic or am I missing something ?
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Vall S August 03, 2017 8:35 pm UTC
Aha, that is a good question! Have you got the most up to date version of the pdf? I'll take a look at it tomorrow and get it fixed, as it's a typo from an earlier version. The Pagemaster ability should give you 3 rather than 2, I believe. Either way I'll make sure it's updated by tomorrow for you.

Thanks for the question! :)
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Vall S August 06, 2017 3:28 pm UTC
Updated: The maneuver now grants 3 characteristics instead of 2 when used.
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June 15, 2017 12:39 am UTC
Is this class supposed to be a half-caster like Paladin or Ranger or is it supposed to be closer to Warlock? If it's the former wouldn't it gain spellcasting slots at second level like the others?
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Vall S June 18, 2017 1:54 pm UTC
The base groundwork was a half caster, though as it lacks the fighting styles and other benefits half casters get at 1st level, I felt it was a helpful bump to give the class something else to keep it viable at 1st level while also remaining flavorful.
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Vall S June 09, 2017 5:27 pm UTC
Update 1.1: Fixed an error with being able to make a copy of you notebook at 1st level. This has now been fixed to 3rd level.

Fixed an error with the level requirement for Research Technique. Changed from 1st level to 2nd level.
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June 12, 2017 5:43 pm UTC
Thanks for the update.
I have a question about mindful study. The pagemaster gains advanced mindful study at level two, starting with 4 creatures memorized, then at level three you gain the regular mindful study with a 2 creature limit. Can the pagemaster can study 6 creatures at level three or is it just 4?
Question aside, I am really enjoying the class.
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Vall S June 15, 2017 12:11 am UTC
Thanks for the question. I'm really glad you're enjoying the class so far!

Having a creature name written in your notebook doesn't mean you automatically have it studied, just that you have that as one of your creature options when you choose to mindfully study something.

For example, you could take notes of a hundred different encounters or creature names, but you would only ever be able to mindfully study 2 of those at a time at 3rd level, when you gain the mindful study ability.

The advanced mindful study essentially grants you the mindful study ability a level early, so you would have 4 creatures written in your notebook initially to help start you off instead of 2, but when you reach 3rd level you wouldn't get the ability again, and as your notebook has already been started, you wouldn't get an extra 2 names added to it again.

Unlike the normal limit of 2 the other archetypes get, the pagemaster can have an amount of creatures mindfully studied equal...See more
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July 07, 2017 6:45 pm UTC
Thanks for the quick reply and sorry for my slow one. XD That does clear things up for me. Will let you know if I have any other questions as I level up and adventure further with my Librarian.
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Vall S July 09, 2017 1:44 pm UTC
That's no problem at all. :) Let me know how the class fairs in extended campaigns! :)
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