An OGL Warlock for Pathfinder 1e?
Posted by Owen K.C. Stephens
So, 4e had a really interesting class, the warlock. I played a few, and enjoyed them. I kinda wanted to make a pathfinder st ed version, but since nothing in 4e was covered by the Open Game License, I couldn’t.
Now 5e also has a warlock, and it IS covered by the OGL. That means I could legally take the OGL ideas fo the 5e warlock, and adapt them for any other OGL game. I might well do this for Pathfinder 2e or Starfinder at some point, but I am going to start by looking at a Pf1 version.
Let’s look at what the class table and proficiencies and such might look like.
(Art by Ratpack223)
Alignment: Though they are often seen as dire and untrustworthy, a warlock may be of any alignment.
Starting Wealth: 4d6 × 10 gp (average 140 gp.) In addition, each character begins play with an outfit worth 10 gp or less.
The warlock’s class skills are Bluff (Cha), Diplomacy (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (history) (Int), Knowledge (nobility) (Int), Knowledge (planes) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), and Use Magic Device (Cha)
Skill Ranks Per Level: 6 + Int modifier.
Table: The Warlock
Base Atk Spells Spell Max Spell
Level Class Features Bonus Fort Ref Will Known Slots Level
1st Cantrips, Patron +0 +2 +0 +2 2 1 1st
2nd Invocation +1 +3 +0 +3 3 2 1st
3rd Invocation +2 +3 +1 +3 4 2 1st
4th Pact Boon +3 +4 +1 +4 5 2 1st
5th Invocation +3 +4 +1 +4 6 2 2nd
6th Patron gift +4 +5 +2 +5 7 2 2nd
7th Invocation +5 +5 +2 +5 8 2 2nd
8th Patron gift +6 +6 +2 +6 9 2 2nd
9th Invocation +6 +6 +3 +6 10 2 3rd
10th Patron gift +7 +7 +3 +7 10 2 3rd
11th Invocation +8 +7 +3 +7 11 3 3rd
12th Patron Gift +9 +8 +4 +8 11 3 3rd
13th Invocation +9 +8 +4 +8 12 3 4th
14th Patron Gift +10 +9 +4 +9 12 3 4th
15th Invocation +11 +9 +5 +9 13 3 4th
16th Patron Gift +12 +10 +5 +10 13 3 4th
17th Invocation +12 +10 +5 +10 14 4 5th
18th Patron Gift +13 +11 +6 +11 14 4 5th
19th Invocation +14 +11 +6 +11 15 4 5th
20th Eldritch Master +15 +12 +6 +12 15 4 5th
Weapon and Armor Proficiency
A warlock is proficient with all simple weapons and light armor. She can cast warlock spells while wearing light armor without incurring the normal arcane spell failure chance. Like any other arcane spellcaster, a warlock wearing medium armor, heavy armor, or a shield incurs a chance of arcane spell failure if the spell in question has a somatic component. A multiclass warlock still incurs the normal arcane spell failure chance for arcane spells received from other classes.
So, what do all those class features mean? And why is spell slots a single entry, rather than a whole table like most spellcasters?
Tune in tomorrow to find out!
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About Owen K.C. StephensOwen K.C. Stephens Owen Kirker Clifford Stephens is a full-time ttRPG Writer, designer, developer, publisher, and consultant. He's the publisher for Rogue Genius Games, and has served as the Starfinder Design Lead for Paizo Publishing, the Freeport and Pathfinder RPG developer for Green Ronin, a developer for Rite Publishing, and the Editor-in-Chief for Evil Genius Games. Owen has written game material for numerous other companies, including Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, White Wolf, Steve Jackson Games and Upper Deck. He also consults, freelances, and in the off season, sleeps. He has a Pateon which supports his online work. You can find it at https://www.patreon.com/OwenKCStephens
Posted on August 26, 2020, in Game Design, Pathfinder Development and tagged 5e, Base Classes, Pathfinder Development, PC Options, Warlock. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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