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5e Sorcerer Archetype: "Spellsurge"

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In the never-ending quest to obtain true power, most mages seek to control this world's magic...the Spellsurge seeks to set it free.


*The Spellsurge archetype has gotten some updates! After a whole lot of seriously wonderful playtest feedback over the past couple months, I've added some balance adjustments to some of the Class Features, and tweaked some of the items on the Surge / Backfire Tables to prevent abuse. So give it a read, and give it a spin!*


Designed as an archetype for the "Sorcerer" class in 5th Edition, this heavily-tested homebrew has a very unique feel amongst caster classes. The archetype is an arcane 'brute', inspired by elements of the Barbarian, combined with a hint of Dragon Ball Z. Its features are built around raw power and embracing unpredictability, starkly contrasting the Wild Magic archetype that revolves around bending luck to change extant outcomes. It incorporates both a "Surge Table"--a more accessible version of the Wild Magic Table--along with a "Backfire Table" for a little extra crit-fail fun. Rather than trying to limit and control entropy, the Spellsurge thrives on it, giving the player fairly regular chances to create big payoffs or big problems for themselves and those around them. Either way, you and your friends will probably have a blast--or two or three.

If you're a sorcerer who never gets to use his Wild Magic, a person looking for some fresh and fun unpredictability, a player longing to watch their character go Super Saiyan, or simply an agent of chaos, ask your doctor if "Spellsurge" is right for you. Odds are, it will be.

Thanks so much, and hope you enjoy!

 
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May 28th, 2019
No idea why the low rates, I like this idea quite alot. The only thing I'd add are more options that are not combat-focused but more geared towards roleplay possibilies. [...]
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