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artandstarstuff · 6 months ago
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Some fun ideas for warlock pacts. You can see the rest of this series on my Kofi! I appreciate all tips.
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ncat · 4 months ago
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Variant Classes Pt. 1
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With the continued expansion of 5e through new subclasses and races, the ability to create new unique characters continues to grow. Though, in my mind, one of the faults to this is that, every time you make a new subclass or such, it's just 1 more character archetype, which can sometimes feel a little lacking in terms of new possibilities.
Now of course, there's the option to just make a lot of content, which was the style of older editions, but that eventually lead to the issue of content bloat, with there just being too much content for a single person to reasonably deal with.
Though recently in my own homebrewing, I've found what I feel is a pretty good solution for such a thing: Multiplicative, rather than additive content.
This was the idea behind my Prestige Classes document, with each single prestige class being designed to be applicable to a wide number of classes at any time, meaning that with each PrC, each would add a new potential character option for each class it could interact with (or even 1 for each subclass).
So, long rambling on thought processes, Variant Classes. The idea for this is to, by adding one new class, add new character options equal to the number of subclasses a class already had, essentially being a x2.
Variant Classes are new classes that modify an existing class to varying degrees, replacing some or many of their features with new ones, creating a whole new character option. It's sorta like a Tasha optional feature, but the optional feature messes with your entire class.
So above, there are the two Variant Classes of this post: The Archivist and the Eldritch Sage
The Archivist takes inspiration from a 3rd edition class of the same game. They are scholarly mages, though they focus on divine magic rather than arcane. As such, mechanically they are very similar to the wizard (Even having a spellbook equivalent in their 'Prayerbook'), but differing from them is their spell list: rather than the wizard list, they use the Cleric list.
In comparison to the Cleric, the way they interact with spells is a bit different. The Cleric has access to their entire spell list for free, alongside their domain spells. The Archivist however, needs to learn spells, only gaining 3 per level and needing to pay for more. To make up for this is their Domain Studies, in which they initially learn a set of Cleric domain spells of their choice. At later levels however, they can learn additional diving domains, and choose which set of domain spells to prepare from each day. Yet later they even gain the ability to prepare two domains at once.
As such, while a Cleric will often have to focus on a single theme when it comes to their spells, an Archivist is more a multi-tool, able to have a wide number of domains and prepare whichever they might need for a given day.
The Eldritch Sage is a researcher into the otherworldly. They like Wizards use their intellect to fuel their magic, but rather than from direct study of the arcane, their application of magic comes from the study of the extraplanar.
Mechanically, the eldritch Sage is a warlock, with their patron instead representing ehat type of otherworldly entity they focus their research upon. Unlike the regular warlock, they use Int instead of Cha. Most differently is that they use regular Spellcasting rather than the warlocks Pact Magic, making them more of a traditional long rest based caster.
The Eldritch Sage also interacts with Invocations differently. Rather than having a number of invocations at will they instead learn a number of invocations, and can prepare a few of them at the end of a long rest. This means that they will often have more total invocations, but less active invocations.
Woops yeah, lots of text today.
Ah, you may have noticed the Pt.1 at the top of the post! That's because I actually made 4 variant classes, it's just that the other 2 will be posted seperately (very much my own choice, totally not because tumblr didn't like me dropping 20 pages into here). So yeah, I guess look forward to seeing in maybe a few days time the Mentalist and the Mountebank.
Honestly imo they're more my favourite out of the bunch, being the more radical in their changes to their classes. (Or maybe it's bias, since I am in the process of playtesting both of them in campaigns I'm in x) )
Edit: oh hell I forgot to put in the art credits, since they were all part of the images originally, but they'd be on the last page of the second set. My bad
Art credits:
Archivist.
- Clever Distraction from Innistrad: Crimson Vow by Andrew Mar
- Conspiracy Theorist from Strixhaven by Svetlin Velinov
Eldritch Sage.
- Contact Other Plane from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms by Alix Branwyn
- Magus of the Moon MtG from Time Spiral Remastered by Milivoj Ceran
Edit: Part 2 is up, and can be found here
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lizaoverlord · 3 months ago
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A flashback scene of when Vannatir and Deimos were in Evereska, a high elf city. They had a great time there. But the constant usage of magic, even for something as simple as a shower, was a bit annoying for the non-magical Deimos. Nevertheless with some concentration he could get things to work, a bit.
Deimos saying that he doesn’t need Vannatir anymore (for magic) is a bit mean, but it was only a joke. He clearly did not expect that it would actually hurt Vannatir.
At this point in their past before the Warlock pact: Deimos has many Arcane ideas, and Vannatir has the magic to carry it out. A good partnership. But one Deimos wasn’t truly aware that Vannatir is also dependant on.
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chloerozo · a year ago
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Tiefling bard
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themonstersmistresss · a month ago
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Guys twitch streamers are like real life warlocks
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mostlymischiefmanagement · a month ago
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Animating my Changeling Warlock, Mischief
It’s a low framerate, but right now I’m just trying to get my practice in. 
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dndaddyissues · a year ago
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[Image ID: Five images of the bugs bunny “I wish all blank a very pleasant blank” meme, edited to read: “I wish all fighters a very pleasant fuck that magic shit (eldritch knights are NOT valid),” “I wish all rangers a very pleasant animal companion survival rate,” “I wish all sorcerers a very pleasant chaotic neutral energy even if you’re not technically CN,” “I wish all warlocks a very pleasant mommy or daddy issues,” and “I wish all wizards a very pleasant overthinking.” End ID.]
paladins, rogues, and artificers... you’re next
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dianaprinceownsmyass · 2 months ago
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wizard this and wizard that. what about the warlocks huh. do you even care
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thedivinefive · a year ago
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Totally not us.
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reisuart · 13 days ago
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🍰🐙💗Sam Alobee de Fauces Fieras💗🐙🍰
This is Sam! My newest dnd character! They are a celestial touched pink mindflayer who loves baking. I made this one real quick (at least for me) cause I wanted a cool drawing of them as fast as possible~
Hope you like them! They're a celestial warlock!
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eldritch-bard · 3 months ago
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Black Tentacles
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xovelii · 8 months ago
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My tiefling warlock just chilling and sharpening her blade
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lactose-intolerant-nihilism · 8 months ago
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A warlock subclass I made for a player in my campaign that's a sorta halfway-druid vibe. Also a connected invocation:
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lizaoverlord · 5 months ago
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The secret is out in our DnD campaign. What made the miracle of Vannatir’s return possible was souls. This is why all of Aventine Archives is abandoned, while it used to be a bustling place of arcane research.
Everyone at Aventine disappeared in one night. The night of the Warlock pact and Vannatir’s rise to power.
Having my dark elf Deimos (accidentally) say “He killed them, he killed all of them.” to his party the Grey Wardens was actually difficult to admit about the high elf Vannatir.
This drawing is a tribute to that. The pride, the loss. The lives of many, for the life of one.
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itscarliart · 5 months ago
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Last weekend we started the new dnd campaign!! 💀💜Here you have a sketch I did of my warlock boy and his snake familiar Sass🐍✨
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lonksadventures · 13 days ago
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Glowy fish 🐋
It’s Mermay which means I get to draw THE BOY
Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from fanart and give my dnd characters some love! Not that I need an excuse to draw this funky fish man :D
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mostlymischiefmanagement · 17 days ago
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My Changeling Warlock, Mischief, and his Patron in this run, Limbo. So curious to see how this goes, considering we’re only on Session 0 <v<
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justabitscrewy · 4 days ago
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the best way to spend a rainy day is to draw the dnd kids also enjoying a rainy day
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bearsandswears · a month ago
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Well I was pretty finished and then accidentally reduced the resolution when I cropped it so it is for real finished.
Maggie Pye! I negotiated Flick into a familiar since he was hanging around anyways, which adds the slight threat that if something happens to him she could lose her magic.
Not pictured: her sling which is what the pocket full of rocks is technically for; her yellow coat which is also super embroidered; the immovable rod the other party members wouldn’t help her shoplift even though her plan would’ve totally worked.
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pigeon-princess · a year ago
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I felt that Eddie needed an outfit update and I can’t believe I’ve been hiding all of his arm tattoo potential for this long. Once the jacket sleeves come off its over for yall!
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