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The Pilot: A Full, Level 1-20 Vehicular Class


Not all warfare is done on foot or on horseback. The Pilot is a full, level 1-20 character class specializing in using a powerful vehicle called an "Engine". The Engine is customizable and gets more powerful as you level up.
You have many options to design your Engine. It can be anything from a car to a tank to a motorcycle to a humanoid mecha, and each option is mechanically distinct.

It has three Archetypes: Industrial, Military, and Science. Industrial focuses on damaging structures and melee attacks. Military focuses on ranged attacks and defense. Science is great for crowd control, focusing on AOE modules like flamethrowers and lightning fields.

It's perfect for steampunk-like campaigns, sci-fantasy campaigns, and settings like Eberron. Or if you want to go to Avernus and give the Infernal War Machines a run for their money.

The document is six pages, plus cover.

Have fun, and roll well!

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John S May 19, 2022 3:53 pm UTC
Hey yo, this concept is really dope. I bought it, and I'm going to try it out in some solo play against some random encounters and then a different player character that I've made one vs one. I'll leave a review with my thoughts tomorrow, but genuinely I really am excited. I love the idea of a person piloting a vehicle in a fantasy setting and have seen it done a few times on this site, but seeing a new interpretations of that idea is pretty great to see.
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Matthew C May 19, 2022 10:52 pm UTC
Thank you for your interest, and for purchasing! Feel free to tell me if anything's confusing or if there's a balance issue you spot.

The big balancing thing I did was the overheat mechanic-I wanted to make sure the class wasn't overpowered while still having tank cannons and such feel appropriately hard-hitting. So I have the overheat force a cooldown to lower its average DPS to something akin to a fighter.
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Matthew C May 21, 2022 4:29 am UTC
Did you ever get a chance to test it and such? I'm curious what you thought.
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