T O P

Bro you got like... So much magic. Can I borrow like... Just some?

Bro you got like... So much magic. Can I borrow like... Just some?

TheShadyMerchant

I’m kinda imagining a fiend in a trench coat saying: “Hey buddy… wanna buy some magic?”


classicsturgisme

Ya know, depending on the patron god, you really aren’t that far off.


Monodeservedbetter

There was an adventure time episode based around that


TheShadyMerchant

https://youtu.be/hLcA_hKezi8


Red_Ranger75

So technically, if a sorcerer got powerful enough they could be a warlock's patron


Rufus-Scipio

Be character idea juices are flowing


Sicuho

Imagine. A campaign where you play animals that live in a human city. One of the party members decide to be the familiar of his character in a regular-sized campaign.


BloodBrandy

technically, so could Wizards, paladins, any given caster... even Warlocks could eventually be patrons, a "Pay it forward" sort of deal


No_Reputation_7442

No, I am not gonna let anyone build a fucking magical pyramid scheme. Fuck you, take my upvote.


BloodBrandy

In fairness, it's not a true pyramid scheme because each new level probably only has a handful every millennia/eon that can continue it.


Defarious

Why do you think charisma is the warlocks stat? They convinced some more powerful entity to give them power. Not all warlocks "sold their soul for 1d10".


Sharp_Iodine

Same with sorc, they inherited the charisma that allowed their parent to woo the otherworldly entity.


samthekitnix

and we bards make sorcerers


CoffeeSorcerer69

Like two of them, and they both usually involve explosions.


Sterogon

Nice


RoBOticRebel108

Exactly, I sell other people's souls for 1d10+cha


silverrune28190

I don't want to know where bards get there magic from


_deDRAGON_

Crippling student debt.


last_train_to_space

My next character is going to be a bard adventuring to earn enough money to pay off his student loan.


DeadlyBard

They use the force of their personality to warp the world to allow them to use magic.


RainbowtheDragonCat

Music


lensy-boy

Or any other form of artistic expression


RainbowtheDragonCat

Ehh D&D bards lean pretty heavily towards music


ThoraninC

Doot doot magic flute


tailkinman

Clerics just believe hard enough to get magic.


TheBabyGiraffe_

No that’s paladins


Sterogon

What's cleric then?


nice_usermeme

They worship really really hard


Rufus-Scipio

Basically just a warlock, but usually less traditionally evil


davidforslunds

*war & death clerics*: Allow us to introduce ourselves.


Freethecrafts

Warlock powers are independent their patron once pacted. Deal was done, minor power learned. Falling out isn’t world ending for them. Pick new patron, or not, move on. Cleric powers are entirely dependent on their god. Forget to pray once, boom, no powers at all.


SirCupcake_0

Untrue, neither Clerics, Paladins, nor Warlocks require any entities to receive magic from at all, it can simply be just them and their abilities vs The World


last_train_to_space

Yes! Depending on your game you can reflavor it however you want. This works especially well for a super hero style game. Most heros just have powers and don't do the whole origin thing.


lensy-boy

Clerics do require their power to come from a god but the other two are right warlocks are just wizards with a really good tutor and paladins power comes from the oath which isn't inherently tied to a god


last_train_to_space

I'm making a cleric that gets their power from a dirty sock and there is nothing you can do to stop me.


lensy-boy

That dirty sock is a god now I'm adding it to the pantheon and there is nothing you can do to stop me


last_train_to_space

Ha you fell for my trap. You made an article of clothing a god. Now I'm going to put it on and steal the divinity. Now you have to deal with a god PC.


Estrelarius

Depends. In Eberron they just believe really hard, but in other more "default" settings like Drsgpnalnce, Greyhawk and FR the magic is directly from the gods


CL_Doviculus

Artificers who make their own magic.


Glitch-Code404

Artificers: I'll make my own magic! With blackjack and hookers!


Imissyoudarlin

Bards: I sang a song and the goblin hated it so much he just died.


SomeoneRandom5325

What about arcane tricksters?


Arabidopsidian

they learn wizard spells.


DiamondDynamic

Warlock really just said “you got spells on your sword”


VarianWrynn2018

Nobody talkin about how Druids get their magic by getting topped by some trees


WolfLovesToFight

To all my fellow pact magic practitioners, try not to feel the weight of the mighty presence that watches over you.


WhyWeStillAlive

Ok thanks for the clarification


WhyWeStillAlive

But what about mages?