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Prism: Light & Magic

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A brand new class for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition

The Prism bring a unique gameplay experience to the table. A prism has a pool of influence that restores at the start of each turn in combat, and increases in size steadily as they level. This influence is the fuel for their basic actions - called Projections - each turn and can be spent while using a projection to alter the emotional state of a target. This is done to both punish enemies and to bolster allies.

The Magic of Light

Most of a prism's magic is focused on the manipulation of light, energy, and emotions. As a prism grows in power, they specialize into an aspect of the light known as a facet--a single way of interacting with the prismatic world. Some specialize in manifesting hardened light into weapons and tools. Some seek to manipulate the ambient light of the area around them to align everyone to the same emotions. Others selfishly seek to drain the light from the world around them to bolster their own radiance.

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[...] I've seen the prism. I hate the idea of adding more and more classes to the game when the archetype system exists. But if a player asked me to use the prism, I'd say yes. I see no reason it should be a single archetype so it works as a full class. It is (to my eye) balanced as heck, it's thematic (which is important in D&D, if your supplement can't add to the narrative then it falls flat to me), and it's well composed. Nothing about it feels rushed. It shows that it's a labor of love, time, and effort. It's good content. - DMsGuild Author Bryan Holmes

Mechanically? It's pretty [bleep] awesome. Thematically? It's flavorful as hell, and what it does is very clear. - ACOG_Muffin @ Discord of Many Things

A unique concept executed well. Prism introduces a new light-weight magic system with a lot of potential for expressive characters and new stories. - Izzy @ Discord of Many Things

It feels good, it reads well, I was jazzed about the influence progression and and core mechanics for projections and barriers. - twitter user @itsjoshnow


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Corey R November 11, 2019 11:26 pm UTC
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Can Empathy be used with Refraction? If yes, how does that play out? I'm uncertain how the two abilities interact.
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Steve F November 12, 2019 5:13 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Corey

Refraction functions like Extra Attack; but specific to Projections.

Whenever you manifest a projection, you can spend 1 influence to use an Empathy option.

So at 5th level, when you gain Refraction, you have 3 Influence. It costs minimum 1 to create a Projection, so you could theoretically add an Empathy option to one of the projections you use.

At 7th level when you gain another Influence, you can start using Empathy on both projections you create.
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Corey R November 12, 2019 5:19 pm UTC
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Thank you for the clarity. Can a single target be hit by two attack projections and two different empathies in the same turn after 7? To do bonus damage with the one empathy on their first time taking damage then hit them with a different one to give a separate effect entirely at the end of your attack and turn.
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Steve F November 12, 2019 5:55 pm UTC
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Yes they can; but this isn't exactly intended nor would it be a useful endeavour in many cases.

RAW, you can cast Projection Attack and influence someone with Languor, then cast Projection Attack again on that target; immediately triggering the Languor effect and taking damage for hitting them; and then you can Empathy them again - but you've now spent 1 influence on Languor only to take the damage yourself?

But you could also hit them with Panic and Fury at the same time; which is a soft lock (making it really difficult for them to move) but doesn't make sense narratively.

RAI: A creature can only be under one Empathy effect at a time; and if you use Empathy again, the original effect fades.

I will fix this in a wording update - which I'm planning for next week!
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gabriel D November 01, 2019 1:17 pm UTC
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Hello, i'm from Brazil and i'm loving playing with prism class, please make more content for this class
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Steve F November 01, 2019 1:27 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Gabriel!

You're in luck, we're actively developing more content for the Prism class. I expect at least one supplement before the end of this year!

Would you benefit from a Portuguese translation? I've considered getting some translators to do Portuguese, German, Polish, Italian, and French.

Cheers and thank you for the comment!
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Zach L September 26, 2019 8:50 am UTC
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Hi again! Been spending some time with the Prism and I'm just a little concerned about the relative power of the Armament Facet:
Is the intention that a character can use Projection Strike as their action and attack with their Blade of Light as a bonus? The wording is a little unclear, though it isn't my biggest concern.

Between Refraction and Circle of Empathy, a level 6 Armament Prism can attack for 1d8 + 2d6 + CHA and 1d8 +1d6 + CHA every turn, which far outshines any martial character of the same level in an extended encounter. If you can attack again with Blade of Light as a bonus, that's another 1d8 + CHA.

Just curious if I'm missing something, or if you have any ideas for a simple fix. Thanks again for your time and work.
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Steve F September 26, 2019 1:12 pm UTC
CREATOR
You have the right of it.

For comparison's sake:

A rogue with a Rapier at level 6 can deal 1d8 + 3d6 + DEX and 1d8 + DEX using the same number of actions.

Which is 1d8 + CHA/DEX less damage, but that same Rogue can use its reaction to half the damage it takes from an attack.

For a Prism to do effectively the same, they have to remove 1d6 from the damage of either of their first two Projection Strikes and the target also takes half damage from the next attack as well; which would reduce the damage dealt by your BA attack since it must be taken after the Projection Attacks; further reducing your damage output.

So while yes, the Prism can potentially push out more damage than the Rogue, they do so at more risk than the Rogue themselves.

If you're still worried about the relative power of this feature, you can try removing the Versatile property at lv6 and see how that works in terms of how competitive their damage stays. If you do, please...See more
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Steve F September 26, 2019 7:23 pm UTC
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1d6 + 3d6 + DEX and 1d6 + DEX for the Rogue, not 1d8.

oops!
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Zach L September 28, 2019 1:51 pm UTC
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Thanks for the insight! Will continue playing around with it, cheers!
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