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The Alchemist, Practical Magician

The Alchemist, Practical Magician One of the more divergent aspects of the dMetric campaign setting is our complete kibosh on traditional arcane magic. There is no wizard class that uses a spellbook, components, wands or scrolls to cast spells. While the sorcerer is certainly capable of lobbing fireballs and lightning bolts, his powers are tapped from his aberrant heritage rather than studious...

The Hunter, Cunning Marksman

The Hunter, Cunning Marksman Archers are a bit of an anomaly in pen and paper games. While they are a lionized archetype in fantasy literature, they are rarely the basis for a dedicated class. Proficiency in bows and crossbows is generally considered a secondary asset, likely due to the prevalence of arcane spell blasting. Even when a ranger class exists, seemingly to fill this role, their...

The Oracle, Mysterious Gatekeeper

The Oracle, Mysterious Gatekeeper The oracle was the last class we conceived for dMetric. The timing is ironic considering the class fills the role of primary healer – widely considered to be the most integral role in any party-based game. The cause of the delay was a disagreement between my me and my brother. I debated that dedicated healers were inherently boring to play. My experiences in...

The Rogue, Chivalrous Scoundrel

The Rogue, Chivalrous Scoundrel What is there to say about rogues? Rogues are a pen-and-paper staple. They’ve long been considered one of the four anchors of the roleplaying quadrumvirate, sitting next to the warrior, priest, and fighter since the very first incarnation of Dungeons and Dragons. I’ve yet to encounter a class-based game that doesn’t include some interpretation of the rogue –...

The Sorcerer, Master of Elements

After some dawdling and retooling, we’re finally ready to start posting profiles for each class that will appear in dMetric. Over the coming months, I’ll be posting a new class profile every week. Each update will follow the same basic formula: a personal introduction, a general overview of the class, a short blurb about how the class fits into the campaign setting, and a list of core abilities...