Well met bookworms & spellswords alike!
This is a very special update today at the Sterling Vermin Adventuring Co. because it marks the beginning of the next base class we will begin working on. In the last couple months we revealed our early drafts of the Scholar and the Magus. Today we show off our new and revised early drafts of those classes AND open up the polls for our Patreon backers to begin voting on which class will get the full class treatment in the coming months.
Feedback on our early draft of the Scholar indicated that people didn’t feel it was Scholar-ly enough. People wanted less armor and weapon proficiencies and no extra attack. I thought those were really great suggestions and their inclusion in the first place was mostly a shortcut to keep them on the same level as other classes. Taking them out pushed me to come up with new features like Reasoned Defense and Intelligence Assault which are much more thematically appropriate. You can find the revised early draft of the Scholar below.
Feedback on the early draft of the Magus wasn’t as clear cut but there were multiple issues with the damage output of that mostly revolved around some very poor mistakes I made with the previously named Martial Magic Style. In the revised early draft of the Magus I honed in on enspell and aegis as the defining feature of the Magus and tried to bring those to the fore. Future versions of the Magus may see some more refinement of the specifics of enspell and aegis but I think those have solidified well as the core play mechanic of the class. You can find the revised early draft of the Magus below.
Finally, one last reminder that if you’re excited about the Scholar or the Magus (or you just want to support the Sterling Vermin) you can pledge to our Patreon campaign for $5 to get to vote on which one we develop into a full class. At $5 you also get access to every monthly backer exclusive we’ve done so far (6 so far), including access to the backer exclusive podcast prequel that we’re working on releasing any day now!