Thursday, December 19, 2019

Campaign Design - Prestige Class: Mirror Master

Mirror Master (adapted from the Book of Eldritch Might)

Mirror masters are usually born with a gift that allows them to see things in mirrors that others do not see. Occasionally, this gift is bestowed through ritual as well. Mirror masters are quiet, mysterious folk whose gazes teem transfixed elsewhere.

Wizards and sorcerers become mirror masters most frequently, but other arcane spellcasters sometimes do as well. Mirror masters rarely work together. Sometimes one will operate within a guild of other mages, but most often these spellcasters work alone.

Hit Die: d4.
Luck Die: d2.

To become a mirror master, one must meet the following criteria:
Class Skills
  • The mirror master's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Concentration (Con), Craft: Any (all skills taken individually)(Int), Gather Information (Cha), Knowledge: Arcana (Int), Knowledge: the Planes (Int), Profession: Any (all skills taken individually)(Wis), Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), Spot (Wis), and Survival (Wis).
  • Note: Because the Three Worlds campaign uses the Skills by Character house rule, the list of class skills given here is only included for the sake of completeness, and is not used by characters in the campaign setting.
  • Skill Points at each level: 2 + Intelligence modifier.
Class Features
All of the following are class features of the mirror master prestige class.
  • Base Attack Bonus: Poor. A mirror master gains +½ base attack bonus per class level.

  • Base Fortitude Save Bonus: Poor. A mirror master gains +⅓ base Fortitude save bonus per class level.

  • Base Reflex Save Bonus: Poor. A mirror master gains +⅓ base Reflex save bonus per class level.

  • Base Will Save Bonus: Good. A mirror master gains a +½ base Will save bonus per class level.

  • Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: Mirror masters gain no new proficiency with any arms or armor.

  • Spellcasting: When an odd-numbered mirror master level is gained, the character gains new spells per day as if he had also gained a level in whatever arcane spellcasting class he belonged to before he added the prestige class. He does not, however, gain any other benefit of a character of that class would have gained. This essentially means that he adds the level of mirror master to the level of whatever other spellcasting class the character has, then determines spells per and caster level accordingly. If a character had more than one arcane spellcasting class before he became a mirror master, he must decide to which arcane spellcasting class he adds each level of mirror master for the purpose of determining spells per day.

  • Mirror Thoughts (Sp): Once per day, a mirror master can use a mirror to detect and learn the thoughts of anyone reflected in its surface. In all other respects, this ability works like the spell detect thoughts.

  • Mirrored Eyes (Su): A mirror master gains an additional saving throw against all gaze attacks. If either save succeeds, treat the situation as if the mirror master made the save.

  • Bonus Spells (Ex): The mirror master gains bonus spells as she studies mirrors and mirror lore drawn from the Mirror Master Spell List. These spells are either added automatically to her spellbook (if she is a wizard or other spellcaster that uses spellbooks), or one of each level is added to the spells the caster knows (if she is a sorcerer or similar spontaneous spellcaster).

  • Piercing Gaze (Ex): The mirror master gains a +2 competence bonus to Spot, Search, Intimidate, and Sense Motive skill checks.

  • Mirror Step (Sp): Once per day, a mirror master can step into one mirror and out another. At 6th level, treat this ability as dimension door in all ways other than the requirement that the starting and destination point must be a mirror. At 8th level, treat this ability in all other ways as teleport. At 10th level, treat this ability in all other ways as plane shift. Each time a mirror master gains a new version of this ability, it brings with it a new use per day. This ability can be used in conjunction with Mirror Sight.
Mirror Master

1stMirror Thoughts+1 level of existing class
2ndMirrored Eyes, Bonus Spells (1st and 2nd)-
3rd-+1 level of existing class
4thPiercing Gaze, Bonus Spells (3rd and 4th)-
5th-+1 level of existing class
6thMirror Step (Dimension Door), Bonus Spells (5th)-
7th-+1 level of existing class
8thMirror Step (Teleport), Bonus Spells (6th)-
9th-+1 level of existing class
10thMirror Step (Plane Shift), Bonus Spells (7th)-

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