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    Help me compile class and race level names

    I am thinking of developing some talent trees / feat progression paths for a fantasy setting using d20 modern. I am trying to track down all of the class level names from Ad&d (i.e. 1st level cleric: acolyte) as well as the racial level names for the elves, dwarves, hobbits, etc from Basic D&D. I seem to recall the racial levels had names like Sherriff for Hobbits. I want to use these names as inspiration and/or titles for the talent tree / feat paths.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Here are the level titles from 1st Edition AD&D for the classes in the Players Handbook and Unearthed Arcana. Barbarians don't have level titles.



    Cavalier:
    [The first two titles are for 0-level grades that character not of Upper Class need to go through]

    Horseman
    Lancer
    Armiger
    Scutifer
    Esquire
    Knight Errant
    Knight Bachelor
    Knight
    Grand Knight
    Banneret
    Chevalier
    Cavalier

    Paladin:
    Gallant
    Keeper
    Protector
    Defender
    Warder
    Guardian
    Chevalier
    Justiciar
    Paladin

    Cleric:
    [The 5th level title was misspelled as "Perfect" in early printings, later it was removed instead of being corrected]

    Acolyte
    Adept
    Priest
    Curate
    Prefect
    Canon
    Lama
    Patriarch
    High Priest

    Druid:
    Aspirant
    Ovate
    Initiate of the 1st Circle
    Initiate of the 2nd Circle
    Initiate of the 3rd Circle
    Initiate of the 4th Circle
    Initiate of the 5th Circle
    Initiate of the 6th Circle
    Initiate of the 7th Circle
    Initiate of the 8th Circle
    Initiate of the 9th Circle
    Druid
    Archdruid
    The Great Druid
    The Grand Druid
    Hierophant Druid
    Hierophant Initiate
    Hierophant Adept
    Hierophant Master
    Numinous Hierophant
    Mystic Hierophant
    Arcane Hierophant
    Hierophant of the Cabal

    Fighter:
    Veteran
    Warrior
    Swordsman
    Hero
    Swashbuckler
    Myrmidon
    Champion
    Superhero
    Lord

    Ranger:
    Runner
    Strider
    Scout
    Courser
    Tracker
    Guide
    Pathfinder
    Ranger
    Ranger Knight
    Ranger Lord

    Magic-User:
    Prestidigitator
    Evoker
    Conjurer
    Theurgist
    Thaumaturgist
    Magician
    Enchanter
    Warlock
    Sorcerer
    Necromancer
    Wizard
    Mage (At 16th Level)
    Arch-Mage (At 18th Level)

    Illusionist:
    Prestidigitator
    Minor Trickster
    Trickster
    Cabalist
    Visionist
    Phantasmist
    Apparitionist
    Spellbinder
    Illusionist

    Thief:
    Rogue (Apprentice)
    Footpad
    Cutpurse
    Robber
    Burglar
    Filcher
    Sharper
    Magsman
    Thief
    Master Thief

    Thief-Acrobat:
    [Class begins at 6th level]

    Burglar-Acrobat
    Second-Story Thief
    Cat Burglar
    Master Cat Burglar
    Thief-Acrobat
    Master Thief-Acrobat

    Assassin:
    Bravo (Apprentice)
    Rutterkin
    Waghalter
    Murderer
    Thug
    Killer
    Cutthroat
    Executioner
    Assassin
    Expert Assassin
    Senior Assassin
    Chief Assassin
    Prime Assassin
    Guildmaster Assassin
    Grandfather of Assassins

    Monk:
    Novice
    Initiate
    Brother
    Disciple
    Immaculate
    Master
    Superior Master
    Master of Dragons
    Master of the North Wind
    Master of the West Wind
    Master of the South Wind
    Master of the Est Wind
    Master of Winter
    Master of Autumn
    Master of Summer
    Master of Spring
    Grand Master of Flowers

    Bard:
    Rhymer
    Lyrist
    Sonnateer
    Skald
    Racaraide
    Joungleur
    Troubadour
    Minstrel
    Muse
    Lorist
    Bard
    Master Bard
    Last edited by Nikosandros; Saturday, 4th August, 2007 at 07:24 PM.

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    The Basic D&D "racial level names" are simple in that you just stuck the race name before the class name. So: "dwarf veteran", "dwarf warrior", "dwarf swordsman", etc.; "halfling veteran", "halfling warrior", "halfling swordsman", etc.; "elf veteran-prestidigitator", "elf warrior-evoker", "elf swordsman-conjurer", etc.

    The one and only exception as the OP picked up on was the halfling title of "sheriff" at their terminal 8th level.

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    thanks so much for the quick response

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    I've added the titles for thief-acrobat and some other information.

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    1st ed anti-paladin had some cool names didnt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRR_Talking
    1st ed anti-paladin had some cool names didnt it?
    Perhaps, but that was a magazine article, never published in an actual rulebook. If you're thinking of compiling every NPC class that ever appeared in Dragon magazine for a few decades, that's a much bigger project.

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    Sorry to bump an old thread, but it deserves it, and I'm waxing nostalgic today. The class level names were a seemingly trivial thing, but I absolutely loved them. It made me look forward to reaching the next level, especially when it had a cool title.

    Once the monks had to start fighting to reach next level that was kind of scary, and I had a monk die in one of the fights. But the titles were great, and I wish they had those now. They would have to be changed slightly, but they would really help once characters reached Paragon tier and beyond.

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    Note that the level titles are a little different in BECMI- I don't have the material these days, but I distinctly recall a 1st level MU being a "medium" (which became a "prestidigitator" in 1e).

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    BECMI Titles Follow:

    Cleric
    Acolyte
    Adept
    Priest
    Vicar
    Curate
    Elder
    Bishop
    Lama
    Patriarch
    10 Level Patriarch (et al)
    At 9th level a Neutral Cleric could change to a Druid per the Companion Rules (thereby changing their title to Druid)

    Fighter
    Titles are the same except that the third level "Swordsman" is inexplicably changed to "Swordmaster"
    Fighter's of 9th level and higher that didn't want to own land became a wandering fighter and became either a Paladin, Knight or Avenger (G/N/E). G/E Fighters could also become knights if they would prefer. The title however didn't appear to change.

    Magic-User
    Medium
    Seer
    Conjurer
    Magician
    Enchanter
    Warlock
    Sorcerer
    Necromancer
    Wizard
    10th Level Wizard (et al)

    Thief
    Apprentice
    Footpad
    Robber
    Burglar
    Cutpurse
    Sharper
    Pilferer
    Thief
    Master Thief
    10th level Master Thief (et al)

    Dwarf - add Dwarven in front of the Fighter Titles

    Elf - combine the Fighter and Magic-User titles placing the Fighter title first

    Halfling - Titles are the same as Fighter except with Halfling in front of the titles until 8th level where the title becomes Sheriff

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