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Scroll of the Adventurer

Scroll of the Adventurer

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In the Scroll of the Adventurer, we present simple rules for classless D&D, that is, playing D&D without classes.

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Josh M December 19, 2018 5:33 pm UTC
Frequently, DM's Guild 3rd-party products feature overpowered options. This is not remotely the case here-- characters made from this system will start with simple weapons, no armor, d8 hit points, and *NO* class features. It would take a typical character until 8th level to get enough Improvement Points to merely be proficient in heavy armor and a small number of martial weapons; there is no way for these characters to gain any useful amount of spellcasting,let alone come close to the class features of any PHB class. This is a good idea wasted on poor execution.
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Nicholas M December 19, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
agreed. there needs to be added typical class features such as spell casting and armor/weapon proficiency. if you added those in regards to what you could spend IP on, it would actually be a really neat idea to play. We tried something similar back in 3.5 with "0 Level" characters.

but without those abilities, most things in the CR range of 4+ are just going to annihilate a party and lets face it.. how are you gonna have D&D with no magic?

but i will add... i'm considering taking this base idea and fleshing it out more as a different take on dnd. a lot of rpgs that are not cookie cutter class systems get left in the dust because a lot of roleplayers can't see improvement without a level attached. this could be the best of both worlds. see the level increase, and the freedom of not being locked into a class or two
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Ricardo P December 20, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
That was my idea guys: not to present an alternative class, whose malleability could make it overpowered, specially if multiclassed, but to offer a different way to play the game, with weaker adventurers. I do not know if this alone gives an "old school" feel to the game, but it certainly makes things more difficult, as you have noticed. These rules may be useful for certain scenarios and playstyles, thus.
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This title was added to our catalog on December 19, 2018.