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Unlikely Heroes: The Arcane Dabbler

Unlikely Heroes: The Arcane Dabbler

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The Arcane Dabbler
One of the Unlikely Heroes

Length: 4 pages + licence

Not everyone who has the gift of magic can be a Wizard.

Some have responsibilities to their family, or their job, or their vassals. Others cannot afford the books and spells, or even the teachers needed to learn. Without the fire of Sorcery to fuel the ability, the talent might lie dormant for one's entire life.

Some few manage to scrounge the time and gold together to manage some study, and are rewarded with ability for their efforts, but not the equal of a Wizard's power. But their more normal lives give them better health, and greater breadth of skill.

These are The Arcane Dabblers.

Fantasy literature abounds with tales of ordinary folk, lifted to the status of Hero by extraordinary events. The Unlikely Heroes are seven character classes with concepts drawn from the standard NPC classes in the DMG. They are for those exceptional people who choose not to adventure, but should fate intervene, their quality shines through.

A compilation of the severn character classes is now avaiable... Click here to take a look. Buy any one of the classes and receive a discount voucher for the Compilation, for the full price of your class of choice!

Click on the name to see more:
The Guard
The Labourer
The Mystic
The Noble
The Professional
The Scholar

Unlikely Heroes Character Art by by Jason J. McCuiston.

Spectrum Shift: d20 fantasy from a slightly twisted perspective.
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May 27th, 2005
The Unlikely Heroes package offers some nice, balanced alternatives to the traditional D20 class system. My players loved the variation of choice.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Ver [...]
February 8th, 2005
Theoretically the Arcane Dabbler is a heavy modification of the Adept NPC class. However, in execution it's much closer to the standard Wizard PC cpass. The idea behind the Arcane Dabbler is that some magicians don't concentrate entirely on per [...]
January 17th, 2005
I like the concept in this PDF, and felt it well worth my money. It covered the class succinctly yet gave me plenty of possibilities.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: That it was a combination of Expert and Wizard; yes, an Arcane Dabbler's [...]
October 13th, 2004
A great idea, I feel like one of d20s biggest weaknesses is the rabid early power progression, there is little time to watch your character grow, the jump from beginner to hero is a little too abrupt. The idea of starting as an every day guy/gal and ha [...]
September 4th, 2004
Well-made, interesting addition to the ranks of lowpowered PC classes or prehaps a highpowered NPC. Perfect for a game where the PCs are/begin as ordinary people. [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 06, 2004.