15 May 2018

Sorcerous Abilitiies

As mentioned in a previous post, I have been thinking about including sorcerers in my D&D game. The sorcerer gets magic as an innate ability because one of their ancestors was an elf. In Classic D&D there are no half-elves; a child born to a human and an elf parent appear as either an elf or a human with all the accompanying traits. So a human could have some elven blood, but show no outward signs of it. This hidden elven blood will manifest itself as sorcery from time to time.

Any human with elven ancestry may be a sorcerer is if 2d6 are rolled and the resulting sum is a 12. The character may be of any of the normal human classes, fighter, thief, or cleric. If the character is a Magic-User their sorcerous ability is suppressed and they may only use wizardly magic. The Magic of a sorcerer works exactly like that of an elf of equal level. In short, Sorcerers do not need to decide which spells to memorize each day. They have a limited number of spells which are known equal to the number and level of spells they can cast in a day +1 for each intelligence adjustment. An sorcerer may attempt to cast those extra spells known after exhausting their normal repertoire of spells. To do this the sorcerer must first make a saving throw vs spells, and if successful the sorcerer
successfully casts the spell, if not the spell fizzled out, or caused a bizarre and benign effect. In either case the casting of these extra spells costs the sorcerer a number of hp equal to a d6. If a sorcerer were to reach 0hp in this manner they would take the effect of a wound including the chance for death. Sorcerers also have access to the druid spell list. Sorcerers learn their spells by meditating in a natural environment for one week equal to the spell level, at the end of the meditation the spell learned is determined randomly.

XP charts for sorcerers of each class:

Cleric Fighter Fighter
Lvl XP Required Lvl XP Required Lvl XP Required
1 0 1 0 1 0
2 2,500 2 3,000 2 2,200
3 5,000 3 6,000 3 4,400
4 10,000 4 12,000 4 8,800
5 20,000 5 24,000 5 17,600
6 40,000 6 50,000 6 35,000
7 80,000 7 100,000 7 70,000
8 160,000 8 200,000 8 140,000
9 320,000 9 400,000 9 280,000
10 420,000 10 520,000 10 400,000
11 520,000 11 640,000 11 520,000
12 620,000 12 760,000 12 640,000
13 720,000 13 880,000 13 760,000
14 820,000 14 1,000,000 14 880,000
15 920,000 15 1,120,000 15 1,000,000
16 1,020,000 16 1,240,000 16 1,120,000
17 1,120,000 17 1,360,000 17 1,240,000
18 1,220,000 18 1,480,000 18 1,360,000
19 1,320,000 19 1,600,000 19 1,480,000
20 1,420,000 20 1,720,000 20 1,600,000
21 1,520,000 21 1,840,000 21 1,720,000
22 1,620,000 22 1,960,000 22 1,840,000
23 1,720,000 23 2,080,000 23 1,960,000
24 1,820,000 24 2,200,000 24 2,080,000
25 1,920,000 25 2,320,000 25 2,200,000
26 2,020,000 26 2,440,000 26 2,320,000
27 2,120,000 27 2,560,000 27 2,440,000
28 2,220,000 28 2,680,000 28 2,560,000
29 2,320,000 29 2,800,000 29 2,680,000
30 2,420,000 30 2,920,000 30 2,800,000
31 2,520,000 31 3,040,000 31 2,920,000
32 2,620,000 32 3,160,000 32 3,040,000
33 2,720,000 33 3,280,000 33 3,160,000
34 2,820,000 34 3,400,000 34 3,280,000
35 2,920,000 35 3,520,000 35 3,400,000
36 3,020,000 36 3,640,000 36 3,520,000