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For all the rules lawyers out there, this is the class for you. 

I looked around for a legal themed class but was not satisfied with anything else out there.  The Magistrate is a judge, and his features come from translating real legal terminology into 5th edition game mechanics.  Included are three subclasses: Criminal Law, Property Law, and Equity architypes.  

The question I have for anyone playtesting this class is whether Judicial Immunity is too powerful.  I've tried to balance it, but if neccessary it could be replaced with something closer to the barbarian's resistance and could be called qualified immunity instead.  

I didn’t know that magistrates were a part of DnD until Waterdeep: Dragon Heist came out! All the better that it has a place in the multiverse. I'm playtesting this class in that module right now. 


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Damian F June 24, 2018 9:05 am UTC
This seems like a fun class to try out, but I believe there's a few things that could be improved.

Minor spelling mistakes, for example; the document repeats "architype", though it should be "archetype".

Also, I think it might be better to not call them "archetypes" directly. Most classes give a special name to subclasses (i.e Rangers have "Conclaves", Clerics have "Domains", Paladins have "Oaths", etc). Perhaps a Magistrate could have "Jurisdictions".
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June 13, 2018 6:05 am UTC
Like the look of the class, did have a suggestion balance wise. I think the Writ of Scrie Facias could do with the added condition of personal service (melee spell attack) or a save by the target to negate or reduce the damage taken from not answering or lying.
Or you could add the condition that the target must be grappled or restrained for the writ to take affect. Possibly must remain grappled or restrained for the duration of the questioning. That could be interesting and fit with the question theme of the writ. Just my thoughts on it.
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ROBERT S June 14, 2018 5:14 am UTC
Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking that this Writ could use some fine tuning. There is some overlap to this Writ with Zone of Truth. To be interesting and worthwhile, it will need to offer something more powerful than ZOT, but there must be some cost to balance it. I like the idea of using the grappled condition as a limiting factor. Some changes to this Writ will definitely go into the next update.
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