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The Gambler: A Roguish Archetype
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The Gambler: A Roguish Archetype


The Gambler

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A new risk-taking roguish archetype!

Why Play a Gambler?

Thematically, the gambler is a new player option for risk-taking or thrill-seeking characters who always have an ace up their sleeve!

Mechanically, the gambler provides players with a wide-ranging toolbox that always gives them an angle or chink in the armor to try and exploit. The cornerstone feature—Lucky Strike—is all about manipulating the advantage mechanic, enforcing the theme of taking bold risks for a big payoff while also functioning as a fun and unique Sneak Attack progression (Lucky Strike chance of success is ~64%, rising to ~80% at 17th level.)

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Creator's Note:

This is the second in a series of personal player options scheduled for release in 2020. All of these sub/classes have gone through playtesting by myself and others, with each aiming to explore a theme or trope under-represented in official source material. If you like what you see, please consider showing your support by making a purchase! You can also join the mailing list ( to receive notifications of new product releases (new release notifications only, no spam!) or find me on Twitter @DMheavyarms.

Current Version: 1.2 / 4 March 2020

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Daniel K March 04, 2020 3:23 pm UTC
Is there meant to be a limit to dumb luck? Seems like an auto-crit should be once per long rest or something.
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heavyarms . March 04, 2020 3:30 pm UTC
Nope, no limit! It's pretty difficult to trigger (and generally undesirable to try) and is mostly to create the occasional clutch moment :)
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Daniel K March 04, 2020 7:06 pm UTC
I didn't consider the fact that when you have disadvantage you don't get sneak attack upon originally making the comment. So even if you crit, you don't get to double the sneak attack dice. May be worth highlighting that in a future version so folks like me don't do a double take.

I was starting to math out the expected damage rolling straight vs rolling with disadvantage with dumb luck crits and found you could actually do more damage on average with disadvantage against a creature with 15 or less AC at level 9. But alas I did not factor in sneak attack.
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