Hey everyone, I’ve got a concept for a custom class and am still working my way through the Class Warfare book. Any ideas from veteran content-creators are welcome, as this is my first rodeo.
The “Warder” is a warrior archetype that I am building to be a defensive swordsman. Think Geralt of Rivia (Witcher/ Wilzdimin) or Taleon (Shadow of Mordor).
In the first draft, I have:
10+constitution for HP
Load is 10+STR
Before I go any further, I am building this class around defensive longsword fighting; pirouettes, parries, and cuts. For the starting move, I am thinking something along the lines of:
For the first draft starting moves I have:
Ignore the Clumsy armor tag
You glare at an upstart individual in a baleful manner. Roll+CHA, on a 7-9, they choose one:
-Do what you say
-Back away cautiously, then flee
-Lay down arms and surrender
*On a 10+, you also take +1 Forward against them. *On a miss, they do as they please and you take -1 Forward against them.
“Vigilant”: Roll+STR to Defend, rather than Roll+CON
On a 6, block the attack, but your footing is compromised, granting the next enemy attack +1 Forward
-On a 7-9, you are locked with the enemy. No others may assist the combat, enemy or ally. Take +1 Forward
-On a 10+, masterfully manipulate the enemy blade, take +2 Forward in combat.
-On a 12+, counterattack and deal damage+1d4
Still working on Advanced Moves, but they will focus on similar flavors. Any suggestions? Do the Starting Moves seem balanced?