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Greyhawk: The Golden Era CY 963 -- RESTORED BACKGROUND INFO THREAD

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
DM Ruling: Crusader Maneuvers

DYVERS CAMPAIGN DM RULING: The Crusader Class and Maneuver Availability.


Instead of using the draconian "random determination" method of granting maneuvers to the Crusader, which only serves to complicate record-keeping, the Crusader may simply pick and choose his maneuvers.

CAVEAT: The Crusader must go at least two rounds beyond the current round of activation before repeating a given maneuver; e.g., if the Crusader used Revitalizing Strike in the first round of combat, he must use a different maneuver in rounds 2, and 3, and may not use Revitalizing Strike again until the 4th round. In this manner, the Crusader must still cycle through all (or at least, the majority) of his maneuvers, but he is free to determine the order for himself.

PREMISE: The maneuvers are supposed to be divinely inspired; so which makes more sense, a deity who inspires his champion knight to use random maneuvers at random times, with varying degrees of effectiveness, or a deity whose champion knight is free to use his granted powers in a wise and efficient manner?
 

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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
CAMPAIGN NOTES: INTERFAITH BLESSING EFFECTS

[sblock=For people who keep asking me what their bonuses are from Inter-Faith Blessing]
Deity WorshipedBlessing Received
[1] Bahamut, St. Cuthbert, Odin, Marek, or Yondalla+1 on Attack Rolls and Saves
[2] Boccob, Corellon Larethian, Vecna, or Wee Jas+1 on Attack Rolls and Skill Checks
[3] Ehlonna, Obad-Hai, Meilikki, Uller, or worship of nature+1 on Attack Rolls and to Armor Class
[4] Erythnul, Gruumsh, or Lolth+2 on Damage Rolls
[5] Fharlaghn, Moradin, or Pelor+2 to AC
[6] Garl Glittergold, Rudd, Olidammara, or no deityRoll 1d8 to determine blessing;
A result of 6 = player's choice
[7] Heironeous, Hextor, Nerull, or Trithereon+2 on Attack Rolls
[8] Kord, Thor, Kurtulmak, or Tiamat+1 on Attack Rolls and Damage Rolls
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Enhanced Wizards & Sorcerers (Substitution Levels) For The OTTER System.

The following is an optional set of rules for Wizards and Sorcerers in the OTTER rules system, using the concept of substitution levels, which in my mind, allows them a little more flexibility by ensuring that (assuming they remain in the class long enough) they get some of the "staple" feats by default, as well as some skill bonuses which ensure that they are able to excel at their chosen professions. I will also be doing this for all of the other core classes, because one of the things that OTTER will seek to encourage is a focus upon core classes, and a shift away from prestige classes; that's not to say that OTTER will not feature prestige classes, rather, that prestige classes should be treated as the exception, rather than the rule. They should be special, and rare, and should be rooted in rich stories, with complex story arcs. In the author's humble opinion, prestige classes started out this way by intention, but have become over time too commonplace, and too prolific, thereby causing them to lose that "certain something" that made them special to begin with; and all because the players felt that the core classes didn't offer enough powers and abilities.


WIZARD:
LevelBase Attack
Bonus
Fortitude
Save
Reflex
Save
Willpower
Save
Special Abilities & Bonus Feats
1+0+0+0+2Summon Familiar, Scribe Scroll
2+1+0+0+3+2 Competence Bonus to Spellcraft
3+1+1+1+3Brew Potion
4+2+1+1+4+2 Competence Bonus to Knowledge (Arcana)
5+2+1+1+4Craft Wand, Bonus Feat
6+3+2+2+5+2 Competence Bonus to Concentration
7+3+2+2+5+2 Competence Bonus to Decipher Script
8+4+2+2+6+2 Competence Bonus to Knowledge (The Planes)
9+4+3+3+6Craft Rod
10+5+3+3+7Bonus Feat
11+5+3+3+7+2 Competence Bonus to the Knowledge skill of the player's choice (except Arcana or The Planes); if Arcana or The Planes is chosen, increase Competence Bonus to +3.
12+6+4+4+8Craft Staff
Starting Skill Kit: (Still subject to the appropriate maximums)

(The following skills are given as a starting point at 1st level, to represent the skills that were learned during apprenticeship.)

Concentration [1 Rank]
Knowledge (Arcana) [2 Ranks]
Knowledge (The Planes) [1 Rank]
Spellcraft [2 Ranks]
Decipher Script [1 Rank]



SORCERER:
LevelBase Attack
Bonus
Fortitude
Save
Reflex
Save
Willpower
Save
Special Abilities & Bonus Feats
1+0+0+0+2Summon Familiar
2+1+0+0+3+2 Competence Bonus to Concentration
3+1+1+1+3Brew Potion, Craft Wondrous Item
4+2+1+1+4+2 Competence Bonus to Craft (Jewelry)
5+2+1+1+4Competence Bonus to Concentration
Increases to +3
6+3+2+2+5+2 Competence Bonus to Spellcraft
7+3+2+2+5+2 Competence Bonus to Bluff
8+4+2+2+6+2 Competence Bonus to Knowledge (Arcana)
9+4+3+3+6Craft Rod
10+5+3+3+7Competence Bonus to Spellcraft
Increases to +3
11+5+3+3+7+2 Competence Bonus to the Craft skill of the player's choice (except Jewelry); if Jewelry is chosen, increase Competence Bonus to +3.
12+6+4+4+8Forge Ring
Starting Skill Kit: (Still subject to the appropriate maximums)

(The following skills are given as a starting point at 1st level, to represent the skills that were learned during apprenticeship.)
Concentration [2 Ranks]
Craft (Jewelry) [1 Rank]
Knowledge (Arcana) [1 Rank]
Spellcraft [2 Ranks]
Bluff [1 Rank]



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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
OTTER System: Optional Downtime Rules For Training / Optional XP Rules For Magic Item Creation

OPTIONAL RULES: MANDATORY DOWNTIME FOR TRAINING.

(This system is usable only by prior authorization of your Game Arbiter; it is not considered part of the Core Rules System. It is considered an Auxiliary / Optional Rule.)

Experience Awards & Mandatory Downtime For Training:

Up to 10th level, one can be “self-taught.”
This means that one does not need a mentor, and that downtime for practicing / self-training is 4 days per level of the new xp level to be gained; e.g., to go from 2nd level to 3rd level, requires (4 x 3 =) 12 days of downtime for self-training.

At 11th level and above, a mentor is required (or at least strongly suggested; it’s still up to the GA’s discretion) and the downtime for training is 7 days per level of the new xp level to be gained; e.g., to go from 12th level to 13th level, requires (7 x 13 =) 91 days of training.

By enforcing these requirements, the players are guaranteed to have periodic sequences of downtime, wherein they will be able to participate in and attempt downtime activities and tasks; training need only take 6 hours per day, which means that if the character gets 8 hours of sleep, he still has 10 hours per day to spend on other activities.

Also, by requiring this downtime, the xp award cap can subsequently be lifted, i.e., characters who earn large amounts of xp can gain more than one level at a time. For example, a 12th level character with enough xp to advance to 15th level could do so, by taking ((7x13)+(7x14)+(7x15)) = 91+98+105 = 294 days (42 weeks) of downtime.


OPTIONAL RULES: MAGIC POOL & MAGIC ITEM CREATION:
(This system is usable only by prior authorization of your Game Arbiter; it is not considered part of the Core Rules System. It is considered an Auxiliary / Optional Rule.)

Experience Awards & Spending Experience To Create Magical Items:

Spellcasters who earn xp also earn Magic Pool XP equal to earned xp; i.e., if 1,000 xp is earned at the end of an adventure, then 333 Magic Pool XP is also earned. (round down.)

Excess experience points earned may, at the time of leveling up, be assigned to the magic pool. This assignment is permanent, and cannot be undone. For example, assume that you gain enough experience to put you 850 xp above what you need to be 8th level; you could then put yourself at the exact xp amount to be 8th level, and put the extra 850 xp into your magic pool.

Magic Pool XP can be used to create magical items, or to pay the xp cost for certain spells, such as (but not limited to) Limited Wish, Wish, and Miracle.

Despite having the Magic Pool XP available, characters can still spend excess experience directly from their main xp total if they so desire.


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Modern System Reference Document Copyright 2002-2004, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Bill Slavicsek, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Charles Ryan, Eric Cagle, David Noonan, Stan!, Christopher Perkins, Rodney Thompson, and JD Wiker, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Richard Baker, Peter Adkison, Bruce R. Cordell, John Tynes, Andy Collins, and JD Wiker.


OTTER System Core Rules Copyright 2015-2018, OTTER Entertainment, LLC.; Author: Christopher A. Altnau, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, and James Wyatt.

OTTER System Optional Rules Copyright 2015-2018, OTTER Entertainment, LLC.; Author: Christopher A. Altnau, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, and James Wyatt.
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Magic Item Creation Alternate Rules For The OTTER System.

OTTER SYSTEM OPTIONAL RULE: ALTERNATIVE MAGIC ITEM CREATION RULES

If your GA allows it, you can reduce the amount of experience required to manufacture a given magic item by purchasing or obtaining rare material components. The cost of such components (if they are available for sale--many times, they will not be) is twice the xp amount, up to 10,000 xp. If the experience cost is 10,001 or more xp, then the cost jumps to four times the xp amount.

For example:

5,000 xp = Could replace xp requirement with 10,000 gp. rare component.

10,000 xp = Could replace xp requirement with 20,000 gp. rare component.

12,000 xp = Could replace xp requirement with 48,000 gp. rare component.

Please note that such rare components, if available at all, will probably require travel to exotic locales, such the Outer Planes. (There are several, large, trading cities on various Outer Planes, where planar travelers exchange rare wares in return for small fortunes.)

Of course, if the rare component is not available, the player can always opt to undertake a quest or expedition to acquire the component first-hand; such excursions are conducive to continued campaign development, and should be encouraged by the GA.

Also, please note that it is possible to mix lesser components with lessened xp requirements; for example, instead of paying 5,000 xp., one could pay 2,500 xp, and use a component worth at least 5,000 gp.

The list as to which components are rare, what each component is worth on the open market, and what a given component can and cannot be used for are left to the purview of the GA.

Reducing Production Times:

When creating magical items, the base time to create the item can be sped up by spending experience. To qualify for time reduction, the item must require a base time of at least 365 days (1 year) to create. When calculating the new, reduced times, remember to round down. Note, that in such cases, the time to create such extraordinary items can never be less than 36 days.


XP Cost:Divide Days By:Using Base Time of 1 Year as an example (365 Days)
2,5002182 Days
5,0003121 Days
10,000491 Days
15,000573 Days
20,000845 Days
25,000 (Max)1036 Days


When creating epic-level magic items, the item’s base time must be 2 years (730 days) to qualify for time reduction, and the time to create such powerful items can never be less than 180 days (6 months.)

The experience required to reduce the production time of a magical item must be spent at the outset of item creation, i.e., on the first day of work.


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12. Inability to Comply: If it is impossible for You to comply with any of the terms of this License with respect to some or all of the Open Game Content due to statute, judicial order, or governmental regulation then You may not Use any Open Game Material so affected.

13. Termination: This License will terminate automatically if You fail to comply with all terms herein and fail to cure such breach within 30 days of becoming aware of the breach. All sublicenses shall survive the termination of this License.

14. Reformation: If any provision of this License is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.

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Open Game License v 1.0 Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

System Reference Document (SRD) Copyright 2000-2003, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, James Wyatt, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

Modern System Reference Document Copyright 2002-2004, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Bill Slavicsek, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Charles Ryan, Eric Cagle, David Noonan, Stan!, Christopher Perkins, Rodney Thompson, and JD Wiker, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Richard Baker, Peter Adkison, Bruce R. Cordell, John Tynes, Andy Collins, and JD Wiker.

OTTER System Core Rules Copyright 2015-2018, OTTER Entertainment, LLC.; Author: Christopher A. Altnau, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, and James Wyatt.

OTTER System Optional Rules Copyright 2015-2018, OTTER Entertainment, LLC.; Author: Christopher A. Altnau, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, and James Wyatt.
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Distance Between Hochoch and Dyvers in a Straight Line

Here is the official ruling. The map from Paizo is a slightly different scale, and since I actually have the Darlene map printed out and framed, that's the one I'm using for official distances.

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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
OTTER RULES: STRENUOUS TASKS

In a day of normal walking, a character walks for 8 hours. The rest of the daylight time is spent making and breaking camp, resting, and eating.

A character can walk for more than 8 hours in a day by making a forced march. For each hour of marching beyond 8 hours, a Constitution check (DC 10, +2 per extra hour) is required. If the check fails, the character takes 1d6 points of nonlethal damage. A character who takes any nonlethal damage from a forced march becomes fatigued. Eliminating the nonlethal damage also eliminates the fatigue. It’s possible for a character to march into unconsciousness by pushing himself too hard.

OTTER SYSTEM RULING CONCERNING STRENUOUS TASKS:


In a normal day of working (Profession skill) or performing (Perform skill) a character works or performs for 8 hours. The rest of the daylight time is spent doing other things, including (but not limited to) eating and sleeping.

A character can pursue his profession, or perform for more than 8 hours a day by pushing the limits. For each hour of easy working or performing beyond 8 hours, a Constitution check (DC 5, +2 per extra hour) is required. Hard work (such as cutting timber or working on a chain gang) has the same DC as a forced march (above.) If the check fails, the character takes 1d6 points of nonlethal damage. A character who takes any nonlethal damage from pushing the limits becomes fatigued. In certain cases, this can cause failure of the task, or cause the character to suffer a setback, which can have its own consequences. Eliminating the nonlethal damage also eliminates the fatigue. It’s possible for a character to suffer unconsciousness by pushing himself too hard.

Consequences of failure: An example of this would be a Lyre of Building; the perform DC for this item is 18, because the notes must be played precisely, without missing a beat. A Bard who has a high enough Perform skill (17 or better) can play the Lyre flawlessly, not needing to make the check to play the complex notes. But for how long can the Bard play, before his fingers get tired, and he misses a note? That's what this ruling was intended to determine.



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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
SKILLS THAt EVERY PERSON CAN LEARN: AN OTTER CORE RULE FOR PCs AND NPCs ALIKE.

THE FOLLOWING SKILLS ARE CONSIDERED CLASS SKILLS FOR --EVERY CLASS-- INCLUDING NPC CLASSES:
(But you still have to spend points in them to get good at them.)

Balance
Bluff
Climb
Craft
Jump
Listen
Profession
Search
Sense Motive
Spot
Swim



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Tellerian Hawke

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OTTER House Rules: Searching (Normal and Epic use explanations.)

GM:
OTTER System (tm) Optional Searching Rules & Epic Skill Usage.

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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
OTTER Optional Rule: Igniting the Grease spell.

If the GA allows the Grease spell to be ignited, (s)he must keep in mind that the spell is first level, and therefore, the damage caused by it being lit must remain within that damage range.

In the case where ignition is allowed, the spell will become an area of flaming grease. The flames will be 10 feet high. This will turn the area of spell into a 10-foot cube, rather than a 10-foot square. Flying creatures can simply fly above it, with no ill effects, unless there is no room to do so.

The flames will burn for 1d3 rounds. After that time has lapsed, the grease created by the spell will be consumed, and the spell will end.

Thus, when the spell ends, the affected area will no longer contain enough grease to cause an opponent to slip and/or fall.

Creatures caught in the initial flash of ignition will suffer 1d6 pts. of fire damage.

Creatures who enter the area after initial ignition will suffer 1d4 pts. of fire damage.

Creatures who remain in the area will suffer 1d4 pts. of fire damage each round on their turn, if their turn begins with them in the affected area.

Creatures with fire vulnerability suffer x1.5 the listed damage (1d8+1 ignition, or 1d6 burning.)

Creatures in the area of effect are also subject to slipping and falling, as normal. And of course, creatures who slip and fall in the area of effect will begin their next turn with burning damage, as per above.

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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
SPELL COSMETICS: An optional rule for the OTTER rules system.

This is an optional rule, and its implementation is within the strict purview of your GA.

You may change ONE cosmetic aspect of the spell you are casting as a free action.

Cosmetic aspects are: color, shape, and smell. Some examples include: You can change a brightly glowing magical missile into a pitch black stealth bolt; you can change your bolt of lightning into a swirling, shower of sparks; and when it's all said and done, you can leave an aroma of baking bread in the aftermath of your favorite attack spell. The cosmetic aspects are up to your imagination. But you cannot perform all three; you must choose a single aspect.

In order to pull it off, simply make a Spellcraft check. The DC is up to the GA's discretion, although the rule of thumb is that simple alterations (e.g., turning a bright magical bolt into a pitch black one) are DC 10, while more difficult effects would be DC 15 or even DC 20. Please note that a failed cosmetic alteration attempt does not foil the spell; if the attempt fails, the spell simply functions as normal, without the additional embellishment.

This rule CANNOT be used to change anything else about the spell, such as sound, visibility, area of effect, range, etc. Changing those aspects of a spell would require the expenditure of a feat devoted to the mastery of such things.


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1. Definitions: (a)”Contributors” means the copyright and/or trademark owners who have contributed Open Game Content; (b)”Derivative Material” means copyrighted material including derivative works and translations (including into other computer languages), potation, modification, correction, addition, extension, upgrade, improvement, compilation, abridgment or other form in which an existing work may be recast, transformed or adapted; (c) “Distribute” means to reproduce, license, rent, lease, sell, broadcast, publicly display, transmit or otherwise distribute; (d)”Open Game Content” means the game mechanic and includes the methods, procedures, processes and routines to the extent such content does not embody the Product Identity and is an enhancement over the prior art and any additional content clearly identified as Open Game Content by the Contributor, and means any work covered by this License, including translations and derivative works under copyright law, but specifically excludes Product Identity. (e) “Product Identity” means product and product line names, logos and identifying marks including trade dress; artifacts; creatures characters; stories, storylines, plots, thematic elements, dialogue, incidents, language, artwork, symbols, designs, depictions, likenesses, formats, poses, concepts, themes and graphic, photographic and other visual or audio representations; names and descriptions of characters, spells, enchantments, personalities, teams, personas, likenesses and special abilities; places, locations, environments, creatures, equipment, magical or supernatural abilities or effects, logos, symbols, or graphic designs; and any other trademark or registered trademark clearly identified as Product identity by the owner of the Product Identity, and which specifically excludes the Open Game Content; (f) “Trademark” means the logos, names, mark, sign, motto, designs that are used by a Contributor to identify itself or its products or the associated products contributed to the Open Game License by the Contributor (g) “Use”, “Used” or “Using” means to use, Distribute, copy, edit, format, modify, translate and otherwise create Derivative Material of Open Game Content. (h) “You” or “Your” means the licensee in terms of this agreement.

2. The License: This License applies to any Open Game Content that contains a notice indicating that the Open Game Content may only be Used under and in terms of this License. You must affix such a notice to any Open Game Content that you Use. No terms may be added to or subtracted from this License except as described by the License itself. No other terms or conditions may be applied to any Open Game Content distributed using this License.

3. Offer and Acceptance: By Using the Open Game Content You indicate Your acceptance of the terms of this License.

4. Grant and Consideration: In consideration for agreeing to use this License, the Contributors grant You a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license with the exact terms of this License to Use, the Open Game Content.

5. Representation of Authority to Contribute: If You are contributing original material as Open Game Content, You represent that Your Contributions are Your original creation and/or You have sufficient rights to grant the rights conveyed by this License.

6. Notice of License Copyright: You must update the COPYRIGHT NOTICE portion of this License to include the exact text of the COPYRIGHT NOTICE of any Open Game Content You are copying, modifying or distributing, and You must add the title, the copyright date, and the copyright holder’s name to the COPYRIGHT NOTICE of any original Open Game Content you Distribute.

7. Use of Product Identity: You agree not to Use any Product Identity, including as an indication as to compatibility, except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of each element of that Product Identity. You agree not to indicate compatibility or co-adaptability with any Trademark or Registered Trademark in conjunction with a work containing Open Game Content except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of such Trademark or Registered Trademark. The use of any Product Identity in Open Game Content does not constitute a challenge to the ownership of that Product Identity. The owner of any Product Identity used in Open Game Content shall retain all rights, title and interest in and to that Product Identity.

8. Identification: If you distribute Open Game Content You must clearly indicate which portions of the work that you are distributing are Open Game Content.

9. Updating the License: Wizards or its designated Agents may publish updated versions of this License. You may use any authorized version of this License to copy, modify and distribute any Open Game Content originally distributed under any version of this License.

10. Copy of this License: You MUST include a copy of this License with every copy of the Open Game Content You Distribute.

11. Use of Contributor Credits: You may not market or advertise the Open Game Content using the name of any Contributor unless You have written permission from the Contributor to do so.

12. Inability to Comply: If it is impossible for You to comply with any of the terms of this License with respect to some or all of the Open Game Content due to statute, judicial order, or governmental regulation then You may not Use any Open Game Material so affected.

13. Termination: This License will terminate automatically if You fail to comply with all terms herein and fail to cure such breach within 30 days of becoming aware of the breach. All sublicenses shall survive the termination of this License.

14. Reformation: If any provision of this License is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.

15. COPYRIGHT NOTICE:

Open Game License v 1.0 Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

System Reference Document (SRD) Copyright 2000-2003, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, James Wyatt, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

Modern System Reference Document Copyright 2002-2004, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Bill Slavicsek, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Charles Ryan, Eric Cagle, David Noonan, Stan!, Christopher Perkins, Rodney Thompson, and JD Wiker, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Richard Baker, Peter Adkison, Bruce R. Cordell, John Tynes, Andy Collins, and JD Wiker.

OTTER System Core Rules Copyright 2015-2019, OTTER Entertainment, LLC.; Author: Christopher A. Altnau, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, and James Wyatt.
 

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
ENHANCED ROGUE PART ONE: SKILLS

In the OTTER system, Rogues begin with a single skillset which reflects their background. Two common skill sets are listed below. Your GA is at liberty to create others as he or she sees fit.

SKILLSET ONE: ACROBAT SPY:
Hide 1
Move Silently 2
Escape Artist 1
Disguise 2
Tumbling 1

SKILLSET TWO: TURNKEY:
Craft, Locksmith 1
Craft, Blacksmith 2
Disable Device 1
Open Lock 2
Search 1


OPEN GAME LICENSE Version 1.0a

The following text is the property of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. and is Copyright 2000 Wizards of the Coast, Inc (“Wizards”). All Rights Reserved.

1. Definitions: (a)”Contributors” means the copyright and/or trademark owners who have contributed Open Game Content; (b)”Derivative Material” means copyrighted material including derivative works and translations (including into other computer languages), potation, modification, correction, addition, extension, upgrade, improvement, compilation, abridgment or other form in which an existing work may be recast, transformed or adapted; (c) “Distribute” means to reproduce, license, rent, lease, sell, broadcast, publicly display, transmit or otherwise distribute; (d)”Open Game Content” means the game mechanic and includes the methods, procedures, processes and routines to the extent such content does not embody the Product Identity and is an enhancement over the prior art and any additional content clearly identified as Open Game Content by the Contributor, and means any work covered by this License, including translations and derivative works under copyright law, but specifically excludes Product Identity. (e) “Product Identity” means product and product line names, logos and identifying marks including trade dress; artifacts; creatures characters; stories, storylines, plots, thematic elements, dialogue, incidents, language, artwork, symbols, designs, depictions, likenesses, formats, poses, concepts, themes and graphic, photographic and other visual or audio representations; names and descriptions of characters, spells, enchantments, personalities, teams, personas, likenesses and special abilities; places, locations, environments, creatures, equipment, magical or supernatural abilities or effects, logos, symbols, or graphic designs; and any other trademark or registered trademark clearly identified as Product identity by the owner of the Product Identity, and which specifically excludes the Open Game Content; (f) “Trademark” means the logos, names, mark, sign, motto, designs that are used by a Contributor to identify itself or its products or the associated products contributed to the Open Game License by the Contributor (g) “Use”, “Used” or “Using” means to use, Distribute, copy, edit, format, modify, translate and otherwise create Derivative Material of Open Game Content. (h) “You” or “Your” means the licensee in terms of this agreement.

2. The License: This License applies to any Open Game Content that contains a notice indicating that the Open Game Content may only be Used under and in terms of this License. You must affix such a notice to any Open Game Content that you Use. No terms may be added to or subtracted from this License except as described by the License itself. No other terms or conditions may be applied to any Open Game Content distributed using this License.

3. Offer and Acceptance: By Using the Open Game Content You indicate Your acceptance of the terms of this License.

4. Grant and Consideration: In consideration for agreeing to use this License, the Contributors grant You a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license with the exact terms of this License to Use, the Open Game Content.

5. Representation of Authority to Contribute: If You are contributing original material as Open Game Content, You represent that Your Contributions are Your original creation and/or You have sufficient rights to grant the rights conveyed by this License.

6. Notice of License Copyright: You must update the COPYRIGHT NOTICE portion of this License to include the exact text of the COPYRIGHT NOTICE of any Open Game Content You are copying, modifying or distributing, and You must add the title, the copyright date, and the copyright holder’s name to the COPYRIGHT NOTICE of any original Open Game Content you Distribute.

7. Use of Product Identity: You agree not to Use any Product Identity, including as an indication as to compatibility, except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of each element of that Product Identity. You agree not to indicate compatibility or co-adaptability with any Trademark or Registered Trademark in conjunction with a work containing Open Game Content except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of such Trademark or Registered Trademark. The use of any Product Identity in Open Game Content does not constitute a challenge to the ownership of that Product Identity. The owner of any Product Identity used in Open Game Content shall retain all rights, title and interest in and to that Product Identity.

8. Identification: If you distribute Open Game Content You must clearly indicate which portions of the work that you are distributing are Open Game Content.

9. Updating the License: Wizards or its designated Agents may publish updated versions of this License. You may use any authorized version of this License to copy, modify and distribute any Open Game Content originally distributed under any version of this License.

10. Copy of this License: You MUST include a copy of this License with every copy of the Open Game Content You Distribute.

11. Use of Contributor Credits: You may not market or advertise the Open Game Content using the name of any Contributor unless You have written permission from the Contributor to do so.

12. Inability to Comply: If it is impossible for You to comply with any of the terms of this License with respect to some or all of the Open Game Content due to statute, judicial order, or governmental regulation then You may not Use any Open Game Material so affected.

13. Termination: This License will terminate automatically if You fail to comply with all terms herein and fail to cure such breach within 30 days of becoming aware of the breach. All sublicenses shall survive the termination of this License.

14. Reformation: If any provision of this License is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.

15. COPYRIGHT NOTICE:

Open Game License v 1.0 Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

System Reference Document (SRD) Copyright 2000-2003, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, James Wyatt, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

Modern System Reference Document Copyright 2002-2004, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Bill Slavicsek, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Charles Ryan, Eric Cagle, David Noonan, Stan!, Christopher Perkins, Rodney Thompson, and JD Wiker, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Richard Baker, Peter Adkison, Bruce R. Cordell, John Tynes, Andy Collins, and JD Wiker.

OTTER System Core Rules Copyright 2015-2019, OTTER Entertainment, LLC.; Author: Christopher A. Altnau, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, and James Wyatt.
 

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Shield
Abjuration [Force]
Level: Sor/Wiz 1
Components: V,S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: 1 minute / level (D)

Shield creates an invisible, tower shield sized, mobile disk of force that hovers in front of you. It negates magic missile attacks directed at you, no matter the version or spell level. The disk also provides a level-based shield bonus to AC. This bonus applies against incorporeal touch attacks, since it is a force effect. The shield has no armor check penalty or arcane spell failure chance. Unlike with a normal tower shield, you can’t use the shield spell for cover.

Caster Level: Shield Bonus To AC:
(1-10) +4
(11-15) +5
(16-19) +6
(20+) +7

Nimbar's Improved Shield
Abjuration [Force]
Level: Sor/Wiz 2
Components: V,S,F
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: 1 hour / level (D)

As Shield, except that the duration is now improved to bring it up to par with Mage Armor.

Focus: A tiny, silver shield, exactly 1 inch in diameter.

OPEN GAME LICENSE Version 1.0a

The following text is the property of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. and is Copyright 2000 Wizards of the Coast, Inc (“Wizards”). All Rights Reserved.

1. Definitions: (a)”Contributors” means the copyright and/or trademark owners who have contributed Open Game Content; (b)”Derivative Material” means copyrighted material including derivative works and translations (including into other computer languages), potation, modification, correction, addition, extension, upgrade, improvement, compilation, abridgment or other form in which an existing work may be recast, transformed or adapted; (c) “Distribute” means to reproduce, license, rent, lease, sell, broadcast, publicly display, transmit or otherwise distribute; (d)”Open Game Content” means the game mechanic and includes the methods, procedures, processes and routines to the extent such content does not embody the Product Identity and is an enhancement over the prior art and any additional content clearly identified as Open Game Content by the Contributor, and means any work covered by this License, including translations and derivative works under copyright law, but specifically excludes Product Identity. (e) “Product Identity” means product and product line names, logos and identifying marks including trade dress; artifacts; creatures characters; stories, storylines, plots, thematic elements, dialogue, incidents, language, artwork, symbols, designs, depictions, likenesses, formats, poses, concepts, themes and graphic, photographic and other visual or audio representations; names and descriptions of characters, spells, enchantments, personalities, teams, personas, likenesses and special abilities; places, locations, environments, creatures, equipment, magical or supernatural abilities or effects, logos, symbols, or graphic designs; and any other trademark or registered trademark clearly identified as Product identity by the owner of the Product Identity, and which specifically excludes the Open Game Content; (f) “Trademark” means the logos, names, mark, sign, motto, designs that are used by a Contributor to identify itself or its products or the associated products contributed to the Open Game License by the Contributor (g) “Use”, “Used” or “Using” means to use, Distribute, copy, edit, format, modify, translate and otherwise create Derivative Material of Open Game Content. (h) “You” or “Your” means the licensee in terms of this agreement.

2. The License: This License applies to any Open Game Content that contains a notice indicating that the Open Game Content may only be Used under and in terms of this License. You must affix such a notice to any Open Game Content that you Use. No terms may be added to or subtracted from this License except as described by the License itself. No other terms or conditions may be applied to any Open Game Content distributed using this License.

3. Offer and Acceptance: By Using the Open Game Content You indicate Your acceptance of the terms of this License.

4. Grant and Consideration: In consideration for agreeing to use this License, the Contributors grant You a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license with the exact terms of this License to Use, the Open Game Content.

5. Representation of Authority to Contribute: If You are contributing original material as Open Game Content, You represent that Your Contributions are Your original creation and/or You have sufficient rights to grant the rights conveyed by this License.

6. Notice of License Copyright: You must update the COPYRIGHT NOTICE portion of this License to include the exact text of the COPYRIGHT NOTICE of any Open Game Content You are copying, modifying or distributing, and You must add the title, the copyright date, and the copyright holder’s name to the COPYRIGHT NOTICE of any original Open Game Content you Distribute.

7. Use of Product Identity: You agree not to Use any Product Identity, including as an indication as to compatibility, except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of each element of that Product Identity. You agree not to indicate compatibility or co-adaptability with any Trademark or Registered Trademark in conjunction with a work containing Open Game Content except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of such Trademark or Registered Trademark. The use of any Product Identity in Open Game Content does not constitute a challenge to the ownership of that Product Identity. The owner of any Product Identity used in Open Game Content shall retain all rights, title and interest in and to that Product Identity.

8. Identification: If you distribute Open Game Content You must clearly indicate which portions of the work that you are distributing are Open Game Content.

9. Updating the License: Wizards or its designated Agents may publish updated versions of this License. You may use any authorized version of this License to copy, modify and distribute any Open Game Content originally distributed under any version of this License.

10. Copy of this License: You MUST include a copy of this License with every copy of the Open Game Content You Distribute.

11. Use of Contributor Credits: You may not market or advertise the Open Game Content using the name of any Contributor unless You have written permission from the Contributor to do so.

12. Inability to Comply: If it is impossible for You to comply with any of the terms of this License with respect to some or all of the Open Game Content due to statute, judicial order, or governmental regulation then You may not Use any Open Game Material so affected.

13. Termination: This License will terminate automatically if You fail to comply with all terms herein and fail to cure such breach within 30 days of becoming aware of the breach. All sublicenses shall survive the termination of this License.

14. Reformation: If any provision of this License is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.

15. COPYRIGHT NOTICE:

Open Game License v 1.0 Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

System Reference Document (SRD) Copyright 2000-2003, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, James Wyatt, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

Modern System Reference Document Copyright 2002-2004, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Bill Slavicsek, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Charles Ryan, Eric Cagle, David Noonan, Stan!, Christopher Perkins, Rodney Thompson, and JD Wiker, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Richard Baker, Peter Adkison, Bruce R. Cordell, John Tynes, Andy Collins, and JD Wiker.

OTTER System Core Rules Copyright 2015-2019, OTTER Entertainment, LLC.; Author: Christopher A. Altnau, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, and James Wyatt.
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
OTTER SYSTEM Optional Rules: Specific Weapons.

Main Gauche (Parrying Dagger)

Martial or Exotic Weapon (See Below)

Cost: 20 Gold

Damage (S): 1d2

Damage (M): 1d3

Critical: 18-20 (x2)

Range: N/A (Not balanced for throwing, throw only as an improvised weapon.)

Weight: 2 Lbs.

Damage Type: Piercing

Weapon Type: Light Melee Weapon

Special: If used as a Martial Weapon, stats are as above. If the feat Exotic Weapon (Main Gauche) is taken, the base damage increases to 1d3 (S) / 1d4 (M), and the wielder can use the dagger to gain a +1 shield bonus to AC which STACKS with the bonus granted by Two Weapon Defense. Also, with the exotic weapon feat, the dagger can be thrown, with a range increment of 10. Lastly, a Main Gauche of Masterwork Quality, when used with the exotic weapon feat, grants a +2 Equipment Bonus (i.e., a bonus that stacks with all other bonuses) to the opposed roll for all Disarm attempts.
OPEN GAME LICENSE Version 1.0a

The following text is the property of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. and is Copyright 2000 Wizards of the Coast, Inc (“Wizards”). All Rights Reserved.

1. Definitions: (a)”Contributors” means the copyright and/or trademark owners who have contributed Open Game Content; (b)”Derivative Material” means copyrighted material including derivative works and translations (including into other computer languages), potation, modification, correction, addition, extension, upgrade, improvement, compilation, abridgment or other form in which an existing work may be recast, transformed or adapted; (c) “Distribute” means to reproduce, license, rent, lease, sell, broadcast, publicly display, transmit or otherwise distribute; (d)”Open Game Content” means the game mechanic and includes the methods, procedures, processes and routines to the extent such content does not embody the Product Identity and is an enhancement over the prior art and any additional content clearly identified as Open Game Content by the Contributor, and means any work covered by this License, including translations and derivative works under copyright law, but specifically excludes Product Identity. (e) “Product Identity” means product and product line names, logos and identifying marks including trade dress; artifacts; creatures characters; stories, storylines, plots, thematic elements, dialogue, incidents, language, artwork, symbols, designs, depictions, likenesses, formats, poses, concepts, themes and graphic, photographic and other visual or audio representations; names and descriptions of characters, spells, enchantments, personalities, teams, personas, likenesses and special abilities; places, locations, environments, creatures, equipment, magical or supernatural abilities or effects, logos, symbols, or graphic designs; and any other trademark or registered trademark clearly identified as Product identity by the owner of the Product Identity, and which specifically excludes the Open Game Content; (f) “Trademark” means the logos, names, mark, sign, motto, designs that are used by a Contributor to identify itself or its products or the associated products contributed to the Open Game License by the Contributor (g) “Use”, “Used” or “Using” means to use, Distribute, copy, edit, format, modify, translate and otherwise create Derivative Material of Open Game Content. (h) “You” or “Your” means the licensee in terms of this agreement.

2. The License: This License applies to any Open Game Content that contains a notice indicating that the Open Game Content may only be Used under and in terms of this License. You must affix such a notice to any Open Game Content that you Use. No terms may be added to or subtracted from this License except as described by the License itself. No other terms or conditions may be applied to any Open Game Content distributed using this License.

3. Offer and Acceptance: By Using the Open Game Content You indicate Your acceptance of the terms of this License.

4. Grant and Consideration: In consideration for agreeing to use this License, the Contributors grant You a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license with the exact terms of this License to Use, the Open Game Content.

5. Representation of Authority to Contribute: If You are contributing original material as Open Game Content, You represent that Your Contributions are Your original creation and/or You have sufficient rights to grant the rights conveyed by this License.

6. Notice of License Copyright: You must update the COPYRIGHT NOTICE portion of this License to include the exact text of the COPYRIGHT NOTICE of any Open Game Content You are copying, modifying or distributing, and You must add the title, the copyright date, and the copyright holder’s name to the COPYRIGHT NOTICE of any original Open Game Content you Distribute.

7. Use of Product Identity: You agree not to Use any Product Identity, including as an indication as to compatibility, except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of each element of that Product Identity. You agree not to indicate compatibility or co-adaptability with any Trademark or Registered Trademark in conjunction with a work containing Open Game Content except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of such Trademark or Registered Trademark. The use of any Product Identity in Open Game Content does not constitute a challenge to the ownership of that Product Identity. The owner of any Product Identity used in Open Game Content shall retain all rights, title and interest in and to that Product Identity.

8. Identification: If you distribute Open Game Content You must clearly indicate which portions of the work that you are distributing are Open Game Content.

9. Updating the License: Wizards or its designated Agents may publish updated versions of this License. You may use any authorized version of this License to copy, modify and distribute any Open Game Content originally distributed under any version of this License.

10. Copy of this License: You MUST include a copy of this License with every copy of the Open Game Content You Distribute.

11. Use of Contributor Credits: You may not market or advertise the Open Game Content using the name of any Contributor unless You have written permission from the Contributor to do so.

12. Inability to Comply: If it is impossible for You to comply with any of the terms of this License with respect to some or all of the Open Game Content due to statute, judicial order, or governmental regulation then You may not Use any Open Game Material so affected.

13. Termination: This License will terminate automatically if You fail to comply with all terms herein and fail to cure such breach within 30 days of becoming aware of the breach. All sublicenses shall survive the termination of this License.

14. Reformation: If any provision of this License is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.

15. COPYRIGHT NOTICE:

Open Game License v 1.0 Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

System Reference Document (SRD) Copyright 2000-2003, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, James Wyatt, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

Modern System Reference Document Copyright 2002-2004, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Bill Slavicsek, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Charles Ryan, Eric Cagle, David Noonan, Stan!, Christopher Perkins, Rodney Thompson, and JD Wiker, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Richard Baker, Peter Adkison, Bruce R. Cordell, John Tynes, Andy Collins, and JD Wiker.

OTTER System Core Rules Copyright 2015-2019, OTTER Entertainment, LLC.; Author: Christopher A. Altnau, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, and James Wyatt.
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
OTTER Enhanced Cleric (Substitution Levels):

CLERIC:

LevelBase Attack
Bonus
Fortitude
Save
Reflex
Save
Willpower
Save
Special Abilities & Bonus Feats
1+0+2+0+2Turn or Rebuke Undead
2+1+3+0+3+2 Competence Bonus to Heal
3+2+3+1+3Brew Potion
4+3+4+1+4+2 Competence Bonus to Knowledge (Religion)
5+3+4+1+4Scribe Scroll, Craft Wand
6+4+5+2+5+2 Competence Bonus to Concentration
7+5+5+2+5+2 Competence Bonus to Spellcraft
8+6/+1+6+2+6+2 Competence Bonus to Knowledge (The Planes)
9+6/+1+6+3+6Craft Rod
10+7/+2+7+3+7Craft Magic Arms & Armor
11+8/+3+7+3+7Competence Bonus of your choice (see above) increases to +3.
12+9/+4+8+4+8Craft Staff

Starting Skill Kit: (Still subject to the appropriate maximums)

(The following skills are given as a starting point at 1st level, to represent the skills that were learned during acolyte training.)

Concentration [1 Rank]
Knowledge (Religion) [2 Ranks]
Knowledge (The Planes) [1 Rank]
Spellcraft [2 Ranks]
Heal [1 Rank]

OPEN GAME LICENSE Version 1.0a

The following text is the property of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. and is Copyright 2000 Wizards of the Coast, Inc (“Wizards”). All Rights Reserved.

1. Definitions: (a)”Contributors” means the copyright and/or trademark owners who have contributed Open Game Content; (b)”Derivative Material” means copyrighted material including derivative works and translations (including into other computer languages), potation, modification, correction, addition, extension, upgrade, improvement, compilation, abridgment or other form in which an existing work may be recast, transformed or adapted; (c) “Distribute” means to reproduce, license, rent, lease, sell, broadcast, publicly display, transmit or otherwise distribute; (d)”Open Game Content” means the game mechanic and includes the methods, procedures, processes and routines to the extent such content does not embody the Product Identity and is an enhancement over the prior art and any additional content clearly identified as Open Game Content by the Contributor, and means any work covered by this License, including translations and derivative works under copyright law, but specifically excludes Product Identity. (e) “Product Identity” means product and product line names, logos and identifying marks including trade dress; artifacts; creatures characters; stories, storylines, plots, thematic elements, dialogue, incidents, language, artwork, symbols, designs, depictions, likenesses, formats, poses, concepts, themes and graphic, photographic and other visual or audio representations; names and descriptions of characters, spells, enchantments, personalities, teams, personas, likenesses and special abilities; places, locations, environments, creatures, equipment, magical or supernatural abilities or effects, logos, symbols, or graphic designs; and any other trademark or registered trademark clearly identified as Product identity by the owner of the Product Identity, and which specifically excludes the Open Game Content; (f) “Trademark” means the logos, names, mark, sign, motto, designs that are used by a Contributor to identify itself or its products or the associated products contributed to the Open Game License by the Contributor (g) “Use”, “Used” or “Using” means to use, Distribute, copy, edit, format, modify, translate and otherwise create Derivative Material of Open Game Content. (h) “You” or “Your” means the licensee in terms of this agreement.

2. The License: This License applies to any Open Game Content that contains a notice indicating that the Open Game Content may only be Used under and in terms of this License. You must affix such a notice to any Open Game Content that you Use. No terms may be added to or subtracted from this License except as described by the License itself. No other terms or conditions may be applied to any Open Game Content distributed using this License.

3. Offer and Acceptance: By Using the Open Game Content You indicate Your acceptance of the terms of this License.

4. Grant and Consideration: In consideration for agreeing to use this License, the Contributors grant You a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license with the exact terms of this License to Use, the Open Game Content.

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Modern System Reference Document Copyright 2002-2004, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Bill Slavicsek, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Charles Ryan, Eric Cagle, David Noonan, Stan!, Christopher Perkins, Rodney Thompson, and JD Wiker, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Richard Baker, Peter Adkison, Bruce R. Cordell, John Tynes, Andy Collins, and JD Wiker.

OTTER System Core Rules Copyright 2015-2019, OTTER Entertainment, LLC.; Author: Christopher A. Altnau, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, and James Wyatt.
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
OTTER VARIANT: POINT BLANK RANGE

This is an OTTER VARIANT rule; It will apply in the CY 576 campaign. It will probably appear in the Official OTTER Manuscript. However, this rule will NOT apply in the Dyvers campaign, since that campaign is experimental to begin with.
EDIT: I changed my mind. This change will also now affect the Dyvers campaign.

POINT BLANK RANGE:

The Point Blank Shot feat has changed.

At less than 30 feet, ANYONE using a missile or thrown weapon will receive +1 to hit and damage.

If a PC or NPC has the Point Blank Shot feat, that bonus increases to +3 to hit and damage; i.e., the +3 overlaps / does not stack with the +1 bonus above.



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Modern System Reference Document Copyright 2002-2004, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Bill Slavicsek, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Charles Ryan, Eric Cagle, David Noonan, Stan!, Christopher Perkins, Rodney Thompson, and JD Wiker, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Richard Baker, Peter Adkison, Bruce R. Cordell, John Tynes, Andy Collins, and JD Wiker.

OTTER System Core Rules Copyright 2015-2019, OTTER Entertainment, LLC.; Author: Christopher A. Altnau, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, and James Wyatt.
 

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
OTTER Optional Rule: "Impossible" Skill & Ability Checks:

When a DC for a check is too high for a character, and the task being attempted affects the player's ability to participate in the game, the end result (automatic failure of the check) tends to disrupt the game, because the player feels helpless, which in turn can lower morale for the entire table, and lead to disinterest in the game; players say things like, "I can't do anything anyway, so wake me when it's over."

This is an optional rule meant to address that situation, by giving the player a slim chance of success, because in the author's opinion, there should always be a chance of success, no matter how small.

The normal situation involves a check which will determine the character's survival, a check which cannot be made normally; for example, a character is being held immobile by a dangerous monster. If he can't make the STR check, he can't escape the monster's grip, and will soon be eaten. The character's max result on the check simply isn't high enough to allow escape.

The way this rule works is simple:

1. The character must roll his max result, i.e., must roll a natural 20 on the die.

2. The GA then rolls percentile dice, based upon the difference between the character's max result, and the DC for a successful check; the difference is multiplied by 5, and used as a percentile. If the GA rolls under that percentile, then the character's check still fails.

EXAMPLE: Bart The Brave has a STR of 20. Thus, his STR check is 1d20+5. His max result is 25. But he needs a 35 to escape the monster's grip, or he's going to be eaten. The difference between 35 and 25 is ten (10) points. Multiply 10 by 5, and you get 50. The GA rolls % dice, and a result of 01-50 means that Bart still fails his check. A result of 51-100 means that Bart somehow escapes.

3. A difference of 20 points between the max check and the required DC would indicate a 100% chance for Bart to fail; HOWEVER, when using this rule, no matter how many points difference there is between the max check and the DC, there is ALWAYS a 5% chance for the player to succeed; i.e., a roll of 95 or more on the % dice means that Bart escapes, regardless of how strong the beast is. The reason? Do you need one? It's a fantasy game. The gods are smiling on Bart today.


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Modern System Reference Document Copyright 2002-2004, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Bill Slavicsek, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Charles Ryan, Eric Cagle, David Noonan, Stan!, Christopher Perkins, Rodney Thompson, and JD Wiker, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Richard Baker, Peter Adkison, Bruce R. Cordell, John Tynes, Andy Collins, and JD Wiker.

OTTER System Core Rules Copyright 2015-2020, OTTER Entertainment, LLC.; Author: Christopher A. Altnau, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, and James Wyatt.
 

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
OTTER RULING: STARMANTLE CLOAK

The description should now read:


This draping black cloak turns into a sparkling mantle of tiny, cascading stars when worn. The cloak sheds light as a torch, renders the wearer impervious to nonmagical weapon attacks (including natural, non-magical weapons such as fists, claws, or fangs) and transforms any non-magical, manufactured weapon or missile that strikes the wearer into harmless light, destroying it.

Contact with the starmantle does not destroy magic weapons or missiles (nor does it destroy natural, non-magical weapons such as fists, claws, or fangs) but against magical weapons or missiles, the starmantle's wearer is entitled to a DC 15 Reflex save each time he is struck; success indicates that the attack has been mitigated, and the wearer takes only half damage from the attack.

Creatures with Damage Reduction, which employ natural weapons, count as "magical weapons" for this purpose. So for example, a creature whose Damage Reduction is 10 / Infused (+2), uses its natural weapons as if they were +2 magical weapons. The claw attacks from such as creature would be subject to the cloak's mitigation power. (i.e., these claw attacks would allow a DC 15 Reflex save for half damage.)

OTTER RULING: DAMAGE REDUCTION

Magic = +1 or better needed to bypass DR. (Example: 5/Magic)
Infused = +2 or better needed to bypass DR. (Example: 5/Infused)
Enspelled = +3 or better needed to bypass DR. (Example: 5/Enspelled)
Ancient = +4 or better needed to bypass DR. (Example: 5/Ancient)
Runic = +5 or better needed to bypass DR. (Example: 5/Runic)
Epic, Minor = +6 or better needed to bypass DR. (Example: 5/Epic, Minor)
Epic, Major = +10 or better needed to bypass DR. (Example: 5/Epic, Major)
Epic, Exalted = +15 or better needed to bypass DR. (Example: 5/Epic, Exalted)
Epic, True = +20 or better needed to bypass DR. (Example: 5/Epic, True)
Epic, Legendary = +25 or better needed to bypass DR. (Example: 5/Epic, Legendary)

NOTE: It is not possible to exceed the Epic, Legendary level of number-based DR. A character who can penetrate Epic, Legendary DR can penetrate any number-based DR, whether it's +25, or +100, or +1,000; there are no limits to magical enhancements at the epic level (except, perhaps, the wealth and caster level of the creator,) but past a certain point (+25) the resistance ability of DR levels out. i.e., once you're dealing with +25 or greater weapons, things like DR simply don't apply, unless they are based on something other than a number (Lawful, Iron, Adamantine, etc.)


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1. Definitions: (a)”Contributors” means the copyright and/or trademark owners who have contributed Open Game Content; (b)”Derivative Material” means copyrighted material including derivative works and translations (including into other computer languages), potation, modification, correction, addition, extension, upgrade, improvement, compilation, abridgment or other form in which an existing work may be recast, transformed or adapted; (c) “Distribute” means to reproduce, license, rent, lease, sell, broadcast, publicly display, transmit or otherwise distribute; (d)”Open Game Content” means the game mechanic and includes the methods, procedures, processes and routines to the extent such content does not embody the Product Identity and is an enhancement over the prior art and any additional content clearly identified as Open Game Content by the Contributor, and means any work covered by this License, including translations and derivative works under copyright law, but specifically excludes Product Identity. (e) “Product Identity” means product and product line names, logos and identifying marks including trade dress; artifacts; creatures characters; stories, storylines, plots, thematic elements, dialogue, incidents, language, artwork, symbols, designs, depictions, likenesses, formats, poses, concepts, themes and graphic, photographic and other visual or audio representations; names and descriptions of characters, spells, enchantments, personalities, teams, personas, likenesses and special abilities; places, locations, environments, creatures, equipment, magical or supernatural abilities or effects, logos, symbols, or graphic designs; and any other trademark or registered trademark clearly identified as Product identity by the owner of the Product Identity, and which specifically excludes the Open Game Content; (f) “Trademark” means the logos, names, mark, sign, motto, designs that are used by a Contributor to identify itself or its products or the associated products contributed to the Open Game License by the Contributor (g) “Use”, “Used” or “Using” means to use, Distribute, copy, edit, format, modify, translate and otherwise create Derivative Material of Open Game Content. (h) “You” or “Your” means the licensee in terms of this agreement.

2. The License: This License applies to any Open Game Content that contains a notice indicating that the Open Game Content may only be Used under and in terms of this License. You must affix such a notice to any Open Game Content that you Use. No terms may be added to or subtracted from this License except as described by the License itself. No other terms or conditions may be applied to any Open Game Content distributed using this License.

3. Offer and Acceptance: By Using the Open Game Content You indicate Your acceptance of the terms of this License.

4. Grant and Consideration: In consideration for agreeing to use this License, the Contributors grant You a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license with the exact terms of this License to Use, the Open Game Content.

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7. Use of Product Identity: You agree not to Use any Product Identity, including as an indication as to compatibility, except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of each element of that Product Identity. You agree not to indicate compatibility or co-adaptability with any Trademark or Registered Trademark in conjunction with a work containing Open Game Content except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of such Trademark or Registered Trademark. The use of any Product Identity in Open Game Content does not constitute a challenge to the ownership of that Product Identity. The owner of any Product Identity used in Open Game Content shall retain all rights, title and interest in and to that Product Identity.

8. Identification: If you distribute Open Game Content You must clearly indicate which portions of the work that you are distributing are Open Game Content.

9. Updating the License: Wizards or its designated Agents may publish updated versions of this License. You may use any authorized version of this License to copy, modify and distribute any Open Game Content originally distributed under any version of this License.

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11. Use of Contributor Credits: You may not market or advertise the Open Game Content using the name of any Contributor unless You have written permission from the Contributor to do so.

12. Inability to Comply: If it is impossible for You to comply with any of the terms of this License with respect to some or all of the Open Game Content due to statute, judicial order, or governmental regulation then You may not Use any Open Game Material so affected.

13. Termination: This License will terminate automatically if You fail to comply with all terms herein and fail to cure such breach within 30 days of becoming aware of the breach. All sublicenses shall survive the termination of this License.

14. Reformation: If any provision of this License is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.

15. COPYRIGHT NOTICE:

Open Game License v 1.0
Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

System Reference Document (SRD) Copyright 2000-2003, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, James Wyatt, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

Modern System Reference Document Copyright 2002-2004, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Bill Slavicsek, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Charles Ryan, Eric Cagle, David Noonan, Stan!, Christopher Perkins, Rodney Thompson, and JD Wiker, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Richard Baker, Peter Adkison, Bruce R. Cordell, John Tynes, Andy Collins, and JD Wiker.

OTTER System Core Rules Copyright 2015-2020, OTTER Entertainment, LLC.; Author: Christopher A. Altnau, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, and James Wyatt.
 

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