Help me compile class and race level names

redkobold

Visitor
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.
 

Nikosandros

Golden Procrastinator
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
 
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Delta

Visitor
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.
 

Delta

Visitor
JRR_Talking said:
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.
 
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.
 

the Jester

Legend
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).
 
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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