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The Artist is a variable effect caster class balanced against the versatility and power of Wizards and other 9 level caster classes. 

Combine a variety of effects to make spells up on the fly, but be warned, the generative act is taxing.  If you create too much too fast or Works that far exceed your own stamina you will be driven insane, sickly, or even die.

4 Archetypes based on the kind of Art you create await: Painters, Sculptors, Storytellers, and Dancers. 

Whether you want to be a Warholian master of defining "It" or a slapstick cartoonist sketching anvils into place over your foe's head, the Artist has a solid chance of filling the niche.

Included is a Chart to make it easy to track which effects your Works have applied.

In the coming weeks I will be trying to modify this scaling system of effects to create a workable Psionics to tide us over until an official release.  Please keep an eye out for it.

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Matthew C January 17, 2019 8:15 pm UTC
An update is coming for the Artist which will include the following:
- sidebar about readied actions. An Artist cannot ready an action to create a Work. If they wish to create one in response to something they must use enough points in execution to create it as a reaction. The standard limit of one work per Round still applies.
- the Storyteller medium’s Plot feature can only be applied once per short rest.
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Matthew C November 03, 2018 1:23 am UTC
Update coming soon:
-minor edits for spelling/clarity
-page 5: the Dreamer of Dreams feature requires a long rest before being used again.
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June 24, 2018 6:07 pm UTC
This is just MY opinion, but i feel like this class does extremely less than other classes. Like the subclasses are great, but the main feature of the class "Works of Art and the Flow of ideas" features are interesting, and the step in the right direction, but they are also very weak with very little reward. The fact that all of your "works of art" are a DC10 for dispel magic, and at the most damage you could do at level 15 is 45 (class level + [3*9]) force damage. Much less damage compared some other classes. (And you would only get that damage if you put all not all ready assigned points to passion).
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Matthew C June 24, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
Thank you again for your feedback!

The damage should be, over the course of a character's career, fairly high since it doesn't fluctuate and you can almost always choose type. That said, the charts stop at five because effects beyond that scope would have either become progressively more niche or just "spells" which the entire class was designed to sidestep, however, there's no reason you couldn't choose to assign more than 5 points to Passion if all you wanted was more damage, but I think that would be a little boring when those points can instead be assigned to Concept and increase their duration.

The Artist can do something that others can't, which is access higher level effects at lower levels (albeit at great personal cost). At the risk of going mad you could choose to try and paralyze a target at level 1, grant an ally or yourself permanent resistance to a single type of damage (until dispelled), etc.

Also note: the artist also doesn't have a Concentration...See more
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June 24, 2018 1:56 am UTC
So, I have a question. When you use your flow of idea points, are they gone? And if so, I don't think it is stated.
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Matthew C June 24, 2018 3:32 am UTC
Thank you so much for your purchase and feedback!

The Flow of Ideas is not points. It is a rating that represents the number of points you can safely assign to a work without losing points from your Wisdom and Con attributes.

So you can hammer out a Work every round, but if you put more points into a work than your Flow of Ideas rating, it eats away your wisdom and con as described.
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Matthew C June 23, 2018 7:01 am UTC
Minor edits upcoming- 1 man operation here, sorry for the inconvenience. No mechanical changes at this time.
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Matthew C June 22, 2018 5:26 am UTC
Feedback is always appreciated!
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Matthew C June 20, 2018 9:43 am UTC
Note: Purchase of this product will help fund the purchase of a wacom tablet so I can improve the quality of Art in all my products.
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