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Rune Scribe (UA) - Rune Expansion

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When Wizards of the Coast released their Unearthed Arcana about the Rune Scribe Prestige Class, I was really interested, enough that I was quite disappointed that there were only four Master Runes available and not much mention of anything like Minor Runes.

So I took it upon myself to create a few more, initially following the elemental theme that WotC began with, and then expanding into some others as process went on.

Since releasing the initial version of this document, I've had a small amount of feedback, which has been enough to kickstart a thorough rework. Version two is currently available with the following alterations:

  • Adjusted the way Runes work, removing the "Complex Properties" and simply adding bonuses to a number of the Basic abilities of each rune to enhance them with a Spell Slot.
  • Incorporated the method from the Storm King's Thunder expansion which allows Runic energy to be permanently transferred to an item, such as a weapon or piece of armour, while destorying the Rune. I've standardised the usable items to a standard set, for simplicity and variety.
  • Adjusted the Rune Scribe Prestige Class to work better with the adjusted mechanics.
  • Added an Arcane Tradition for the Wizard to allow for usage in campaigns where the players or DMs might not want to include Prestige Classes.
  • Rearranged the document slightly to put the rules and runes at the start, with the Rune Scribe options at the back.

As before, any feedback is welcome and encouraged, especially from previous commenters.

Bear in mind when downloading, this is a pretty significant rework rather than an update, so it might be worth keeping it separate from the first version until you know which version will work best for your campaign and players.

V. 2.2 - Fixed a layout issue where some of the runes were shunted onto additional pages, because of an extra line at the start of one entry. // Adjusted the effects of the Stahl Rune so that it can remain more useful at later levels, or worth using at all for the newly released updated Artificer Class.

 
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October 21st, 2018
It's pretty good, but I'd like to see a copy available of th orginal version that's compatable with the UA version. [...]
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August 7th, 2018
This isnt the most agregious homebrew I have ever seen. While I did find thet the new runes seemed a bit unpolished and in need of either some fine tuning or a total rework, they still provide a good base to jump off from if you are in need of somethin [...]
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May 23rd, 2018
Does what it says on the tin, and is a helpful expansion to the original UA published material. Many thanks! [...]
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May 17th, 2018
Very poorly thought out, very unbalanced and lacking creativity. Don't waste your time. [...]
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