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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:05 am 

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What styles of characters exist, especially in Zendikar, Innistrad, & Kaladesh, that don't automatically appear to exist in 5th Edition D&D RAW?

I've heard Lullmage and/or Roilmage for Zendikar (Wizard?)
I've heard Necroalchemist and/or Skabaren for Innistrad
I imagine some of the Inventor groups for Kaladesh, though the heavy-artifice isn't really present atm anyway.

I'm already homebrewing a complete change for druids for use in MTG campaigns so that their expertise matches their respective planes. As of now, I predict it will resemble the Cleric, in that their primary class feature (Wild Shape) be replaced with "Channel Nature" with any archetypes (druid circles) providing 2 different functions for it, hopefully 2 druid circles per plane.

I notice Nissa being a druid/shaman means one Circle could act as an alternate method of awakening plants only, with another Channel Nature for conjuring elementals in appropriate locals. Another Circle for a Channel Nature for an altered Wild Shape in the form of Totem Armor (giving creature stats but a Temp HP that sustains the effect) but can't think of a second Channel Nature for the Totem Armor Circle besides perhaps giving the druid prowess with enchantment spells or something. Innistrad at least provided some inspiration with Somberwald Sage and Druid's Familiar for a Circle that provides a Channel Nature that acts like Find Familiar, but allows beasts of medium size or lower, esp at higher levels. Perhaps a second Channel Nature that treats one targeted ally as IF they were a familiar in a Soulbond sort of way. No idea on a 2nd Circle on Innistrad, and only idea I have for Kaladesh is a Circle/Channel Nature that deals with lifecrafting. At least one Circle/Channel Nature should include conjuring beasts and/or monstrosities at higher CRs due to Kiora being fully capable even before her acquisition of the Bident of Thassa

Since Wizard is the "learned" spellcaster class, adding 1-2 non-school arcane traditions comes in handy for Lullmage + Roilmage and Necroalchemy + Skabaren, though Wizards in the D&D sense don't really have a presence on Kaladesh, most mages on Kaladesh behave like Sorcerers, with inexplicable magical powers from an unknown source at birth.

Are there any familiar (or not so familiar) categories of characters in this style out there I've overlooked across these planes?

Zendikar has a concept of "dragonraging" barbarians, though it's implied some sort of "battle bards" cause the dragonrage ability (strange symbiosis between classes?)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:42 am 
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Grappling hook fighting style.
Followers of Cosi, Ula, and Kamsa.
Awakening the land.
Eldrazi favored enemy for rangers.


Favored enemy: geist.
Clerics of Avacyn, Griselbrand, Emrakul.
Warlocks and paladins of the same.
Blood magic.
Soulbond fighting style.


Engineering. Golems and gearhulks and vehicles.
Aether as a power source.
Stun batons. Cannons. Explosives. Flamethrowers.
Favored enemy: construct.
Suppression magic, like Baral's counterspells.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:30 am 
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Preferred Pronoun Set: he/him/my/mine/himself
Favored Enemy: Eyeblight.

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you're like the kind of person who would cast Necropotence irl

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:55 pm 
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A class dependant on the local geography reminds me a bit of Goblin Punch's bug collector.

Mown wrote:
Favored Enemy: Eyeblight.

Lorwyn elves also have those vine zombie things. Maybe a fighting style based on disfigurement? Lots of glamour focus.
Maybe turn the Kithkin thoughtweft into a psychic thing?
Giants have the namesleep where they sleep super long and gian new purpose or whatever. That should be usable.

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