New Class idea: Demigod class

BigBro359

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So, for anyone interested, a while ago my DM and I created a class called the Demigod Class. It is based on the Percy Jackson novels, and is kind of like an advanced Cleric combined with a Wizard class. The idea is that they are the half son of a god, and they retain some of the powers, and the powers grow as they grow in levels. For example, a son of Poseidon can control 1 cubic meter of water per level, and while controlling it they cannot move. They can speak and exert a certain amount of control over fish, and horses. They cannot drown, and have increased speed under water, and, if sleeping in water, can heal quickly. If you're interested in hearing more, leave a comment below
 
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Tuzenbach

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FWIW, I'm designing rules where the level system goes up to 110. At 100+, you're some sort of deity. At 50+, you're some sort of demi-god.
 


Tuzenbach

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I would be interested in seeing those. The game you're planning must be utterly ridiculous.


Not really. It's just a D&D variant that goes further up. None of this "let's build a character that only goes to level 20" BS. Powers and abilities gained are more spread out. And ...... there's level titles for ALL 100+ levels..... In that regard, yeah, it could viewed as "ridiculous".....
 

BigBro359

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Not really. It's just a D&D variant that goes further up. None of this "let's build a character that only goes to level 20" BS. Powers and abilities gained are more spread out. And ...... there's level titles for ALL 100+ levels..... In that regard, yeah, it could viewed as "ridiculous".....

Ah. Well how do you plan on structuring your campaign so it doesn't get too easy? And did you factor prestige classes into it?
 

Tuzenbach

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Ah. Well how do you plan on structuring your campaign so it doesn't get too easy? And did you factor prestige classes into it?



I'll probably end up having to design a few dozen, thousand-hit-point monsters. Not that big of a deal. :p



And I'm rethinking a lot of the language that's been thrown around in the last 16 years or so. I don't like "prestige class", nor do I like "mundane", nor do I favor "buff". But once I get my alternative verbage in place, I'll be sure to let peeps know. Will I have things that, mechanically, fit the prestige class thingy? We'll see!!!
 
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Rottle

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1st Ed had rules for greyhawk child of Kord, they would be demigods as Kord was the Suel God of strength and fitness. Also in greyhawk there are many minor dieties who once were mortal, some who did become demi or even lesser gods others were heroes with power just below Demi gods.

Now I am no fan of the leveling speed in 3 and beyond as you level at a frantic pace and to me miss some of the most fun when you are at what I think of as the sweet spot. Enough power to be a force but not so much as to be able to be careless with it. I made it through those sweet levels only a few times and frankly only once did the campaigne seem to manage it. Often the game broke down as there were no threats that really were threats. That once was run by a great dm who had planned for this.


But 100 levels....either that will be a grind of epic proportions or you will move through levels at such a ludicrous speed as to negate the meaning of those levels. Is there a reason why so many levels will this campaigne last literally a decade or more, I had one that lasted so long still we only just broke 20 levels barely, 1st Ed. If that's your goal you do aim high and more power to you, I hope it goes well.
 



Celebrim

Legend
In my opinion, all of the classes are just paths to being a full fledged Demigod. A demigod is little more than a high level member of some class, with high ability scores and so forth. All of that is obtainable through the normal rules. Even acquiring true deity status has even back in the days of 1e been treated as something an epic level character could aspire to or towards.
 


TheYeti1775

Adventurer
You can try this one. It's a 20 Level breakdown of Divine Rank 0 for 3rd Edition.

Friend and I came up with it due to a campaign we were playing and the characters were eventually replacing the dying deities of the campaign.

The 20 Levels represent the 20 Outsider Hit Dice the majority of deities all have. By the 20th level of it, it is the Full Divine Rank 0.
 

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Igwilly

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I’m quite late to the party here, but let me express my opinion:

Dealing with this label in D&D is hard because, in pre-4e editions, Demigods are full gods, which were pretty weak compared to others, but still “full-gods” instead of “half-gods”. I know the latter is more common to modern fiction but apparently the former was more-or-less the original usage.
But, who cares?
I read some Percy Jackson books and it was a blast! Half-gods should have unique powers right from the first level, and it fits the modern usage well. So, there’s no reason to not create it. Just choose an edition and you go.
 

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