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PSYLOCKS

Concept
Psylocks having undergone a mental awakening that has unleashed unknown powers.They follow a "pursuit" as a means to control this new power. A "pursuit" will often involve meditation, ritual exercise, or through indepth study of the world around them. The direction of their pursuit dictates the abilities they can grow to harness.

Origins
Many centuries ago the world was ruled by the Illithid. Telepathic creatures known as mind flayers, they live in hive minded colonies. Who are devoted to a giant creature called an Elder brain. Mind flayers are telepathic creatures whom solely subsist on the brains of humanoids. This does not only provided them with nutrition, but also allow them to gain the knowledge of that being induces a temporary euphoric high. These humanoids were farmed and harvested for centuries, bred and selected for their mental power which would provide an enhanced potency to the post consumption "high". Over time the Illithid became overconfident in their control of their humanoids, they began to start "aging" their humanoids exposing them to extreme life experiences, gladiatorial battles, emotional events of true misery and anguish, even training them to steal information from other hives. The nature of these experiences further enhancing the potency of their "fruit".

This lead to a sudden and violent mental awakening among these cultivated humanoids. Driving the demise of the Illithids control over the world. The ripple effects of this rebellion have left faint bloodlines of those that led the uprising "the awakened" echoing through the world. In every generation, some humanoids awaken to an internal power hidden deep within. This awakening will begin during a traumatic event or forced out by a mysterious ritual.

Technical summary
A variation on the psionic and mystic classes, the psylock keeps a direct, familiar feel in line with other traditional classes. With one mechanic variation combining the warlocks short rest spell recovery with the alternative sorcerer points. The class and variety of sub-classes take on a similar role as a warlock though not as geared towards area control. This class should allow for a variety of different exciting builds for Player characters. It also should provide unique NPCs for a variety of various campaigns, both in the Underdark or Urban based en-devours.

Any constructive feedback, comments or reviews are more than welcome. This is currently the first draft, so I'm entirely open to both mechanical and creative edits.

 
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Lars S April 01, 2019 10:24 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Looks really Fun - there is just one phrase i dont understand.
"When you use psychic points equal to a spell slot available to you. At a higher
levels you can add an extra 1d6 to the damage with a
maximum of 5d6." Is this suppose to work like a smite in terms of scaling?
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Ben K April 02, 2019 7:04 am UTC
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Yes your right, that is a little unclear.

Yes so similar too a smite, you can expend psychic points to empower the damage of your attack. Gaining additional 1d6 damage for expending points equal to a 1st level spell slot, 2d6 for expended points equal to a 2nd level spell slot and so on. This is to a Maximum of a 5 level spell slot, there by doing a maxium of 5d6 additional damage following a successful strike.

I hope this is clearer, if you spot anything else you don't feel is clear or could be neatened up. Please feel free to say and I'll work on an update. Additionally if you decide to play the class in your campaign feel free to leave notes..I'm really keen to hear some feedback.

Hope this was helpful.
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Lars S April 04, 2019 3:47 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Yeah it most def was mate - ty!
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Ben H July 04, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Looks awesome can't wait to give it a spin.
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