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Offline smblackmon

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creating a new class
« on: October 07, 2017, 04:15:15 AM »
watched the movie priest and thinking about creating a new class similar to the priests. a class devoted to killing undead using the monk and cleric. first thought is a type of monk with cleric powers. any suggestions

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Re: creating a new class
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 10:28:34 AM »
Dragon Magazine #234 has Crypt Rangers and Crypt Defenders. It's from 1996 so definitely 2nd Edition, but you may be able to glean some ideas from the article if you can find it.
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Re: creating a new class
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 09:50:02 PM »
I think there is an undead slayer at the end of the kit section in the Complete Book of Elves.  A crusader type out of skills and magic might work or even use option rules to make a hybrid or even the new class generator from Second Edition DMG

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Re: creating a new class
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2017, 03:34:42 AM »
while watching the movie they are like monks but specialize in killing vampires. just trying to create a character like that but for undead type. maybe a monk that has clerical abilities

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Re: creating a new class
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2017, 02:29:14 PM »
Yeah, that would work.  I just watched it last night. I see what you mean. 

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Re: creating a new class
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 01:20:02 PM »
was actually a pretty good movie just got me to thinking about monks

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Re: creating a new class
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 02:00:00 PM »
How would the unarmed fighting work against the undead which need + weapons to do damage?
Not sure how you would do that.
Maybe they would have only specific weapons proficiency slots like the spike. Just a thought.

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Re: creating a new class
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 01:59:51 AM »
just a beginning thought would be since monks have large damage with open hands without str bonus that could be used to determine what + they would have as they advanced upward. since many of the lower hd undead can be hit without magic i could rearrange what they get as they level up

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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2017, 02:51:30 PM »
I would say check out the original description of the cleric class from the LBB. They were just that, Van Helseng type evil & undead hunters. You could use that & just call em monks. Just a thought.