[HR] New Class: Bravo, and New Item: Buckler

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Waiwode
Joined: 2012-05-10 16:12
[HR] New Class: Bravo, and New Item: Buckler

I've been watching too much The Borgias recently, and although it's out of the usual time frame for ACKS, here is The Bravo, a duellist.

http://malapropisms2.blogspot.ca/2012/05/simple-custom-acks-class.html

And the Buckler -- a small shield for duellists that won't be of much use to untrained warriors.

Buckler / 7gp / +0 AC))

A buckler is too small to be used as an effective shield. However anyone who has Fighting Style Two Weapons may equip a buckler even if they may not normally equip a shield, and gain a +1 AC bonus instead of a +1 to attack throws. Fighting Style Weapon and Shield works as printed, making bucklers effective for them as well.

**Essentially a buckler counts as an off-hand parrying weapon, instead of an offensive weapon.

Alex
The Autarch
Joined: 2011-06-30 18:10

I really like your Bravo class. Good fun! I could see myself playing one.

Waiwode
Joined: 2012-05-10 16:12

Thanks! It was fun to play around with +/- customs. I think a couple of the level-names need improvement, and in a "dungeon" a Fighter or a Thief would do a better job, but if you were running a very urban game I think the Bravo would hold his own.

Tywyll
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Joined: 2012-02-06 14:12

Curious about switching to the thief saves...and paying two customs for it. Fighters end up with the best saves overall.

Waiwode
Joined: 2012-05-10 16:12

Curious about switching to the thief saves...and paying two customs for it. Fighters end up with the best saves overall.


-Tywyll

Two reasons.
1) As a class the duellist really should focus on Dexterity -- rapid movement and flexibility are key to the styles practiced by lightly armoured urban warriors. And by adding a suite of Thief tricks made the connection seem even more sensible.
2) Although I would have to create a host of new stronghold actions for Salle/Dojo/"Duelling Schools" I didn't want Bravos turning into Fighters in the Conqueror tier, and castling up.

And my EXp costs may be off -- I may have missed a line or two of relevant text! :)

Tywyll
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Also, I think your xp chart might be off. When a 2 point Fighter build sells back weapons and armor and styles it increases your xp by 150 per sell back.

Anyway, I do really like the idea and the class is otherwise really good.

Kenn-the-eagle
Joined: 2013-05-30 00:58

I like this. Seems better than the variation of the same concept I worked on.

James S
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Joined: 2011-07-29 12:36

That's really really nice and characterful. Most excellent.