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Antiquarian - A Spellcasting Class for D&D 5th Edition [1.4]


Muttering a quick charm against rot, a grubby old man gingerly opens an ancient tome, pages oozing with dark magic.

Humming a scrap of ancient spellcraft as she ascends the ziggurat, a gnome with grey streaks in her hair idly winches herself away from a crocodile pit.

Switching out his eye for one with a superior lens focus, a polished warforged tests the air with a thumb, eye-ing the treasure trove with bemusement. Cursed, he determines. Every single piece.


Antiquarians are trained specialists in the historical, and curious workers of charms and cantrips. Varied in their talents, knacks and specialisms, an antiquarian can always be relied upon to have a trick up their sleeve. The Antiquarian draws on quick reflexes, esoteric lore and skilled use of lesser magics to cheat death and haggle their way out of danger at every turn. 

This includes a full class through levels 1-20, and three archetypes - Disenchanter, Curator and Infernal Trader.


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Riley B April 02, 2020 10:13 am UTC
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Pretty cool, but what does it mean by cantrips are cast at the effective level? Is this just referring to esoterica effects or the actual cantrips?
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Oliver C April 02, 2020 10:16 am UTC
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What I mean to say is that when you cast a cantrip (or use an esoterica) it is treated for every purpose as casting a spell of the effective level denoted in the table. This effects the ability of enemies to counterspell or dispel your effects, and also effects and abilities that trigger on casting a spell of 1st level or higher. I'll clarify it better in v1.5 :)
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Riley B April 03, 2020 1:24 am UTC
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Ah ok I see. Thanks. I really love this class and the only thing I think it needs is more single cantrip esotericas. Maybe three esotericas for each individual cantrip? It would also be cool to see minor illusion, prestidigation, and thaumaturgy being used. Even still, well done!
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Riley B April 02, 2020 10:13 am UTC
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Pretty cool, but what does it mean by cantrips are cast at the effective level? Is this just referring to esoterica effects or the actual cantrips?
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John O March 11, 2020 4:20 pm UTC
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I'm definitely digging what this class is going for. The way you set up how you gain other effects by mixing cantrips is an amazing idea and I think you pull it off well. This class looks to have a lot of variety in how you play it. Parts of this class do seems a bit vague to where it could be a bit of a problem, but it does go with the theme of old magic that the class pulls from. A few issues in an otherwise excellent new class to try out.

I do have a few points I think could be clarified or improved in some way, here they are in no particular order:

- Curiosity cabinet: The spell leomund's chest has no weight limit by default, is this meant to mean that theres no longer a 12 ft cube of space limit in the chest? And if living material can be carried inside of it, can you trap creatures in it? If so, what would the DC to escape from the chest be?

-Otherworldly Emporium: When you say "Creatures gain no benefit from resting in the Otherworldly Emporium" Do you mean...See more
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