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Class: The Expert


A framework for skilled, smart characters.

Crafters, merchants, herbalists, sailors, scholars, detectives…

In the Player's Handbook the super-skilled character is the rogue. But what if you don't want the sneaky, stabby, highly mobile aspects baked in?

The expert is a parallel version of the rogue built for characters who rely on their professional skills, understanding of the world, wits, and resourcefulness. They can hold their own or even take the lead in investigation and socialising. In combat they take more of a support role, spotting opportunities and aiding their comrades.

The class is designed with flexibility in mind, so you can adapt it to a range of character concepts. It relies on that rather than having separate archetypes. Pick a Profession at 1st level, and use that to guide your choices and framing as you go through.



Tim Gray is a TTRPG creator and freelancer who publishes on DriveThru as Silver Branch Games.

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