Bro you got like... So much magic. Can I borrow like... Just some?
By - last_train_to_space
I’m kinda imagining a fiend in a trench coat saying: “Hey buddy… wanna buy some magic?”
Ya know, depending on the patron god, you really aren’t that far off.
There was an adventure time episode based around that
So technically, if a sorcerer got powerful enough they could be a warlock's patron
Be character idea juices are flowing
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.
technically, so could Wizards, paladins, any given caster...
even Warlocks could eventually be patrons, a "Pay it forward" sort of deal
No, I am not gonna let anyone build a fucking magical pyramid scheme. Fuck you, take my upvote.
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.
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".
Same with sorc, they inherited the charisma that allowed their parent to woo the otherworldly entity.
and we bards make sorcerers
Like two of them, and they both usually involve explosions.
Exactly, I sell other people's souls for 1d10+cha
I don't want to know where bards get there magic from
Crippling student debt.
My next character is going to be a bard adventuring to earn enough money to pay off his student loan.
They use the force of their personality to warp the world to allow them to use magic.
Or any other form of artistic expression
Ehh D&D bards lean pretty heavily towards music
Doot doot magic flute
Clerics just believe hard enough to get magic.
No that’s paladins
What's cleric then?
They worship really really hard
Basically just a warlock, but usually less traditionally evil
*war & death clerics*: Allow us to introduce ourselves.
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.
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
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.
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
I'm making a cleric that gets their power from a dirty sock and there is nothing you can do to stop me.
That dirty sock is a god now I'm adding it to the pantheon and there is nothing you can do to stop me
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.
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
Artificers who make their own magic.
Artificers: I'll make my own magic! With blackjack and hookers!
Bards: I sang a song and the goblin hated it so much he just died.
What about arcane tricksters?
they learn wizard spells.
Warlock really just said “you got spells on your sword”
Nobody talkin about how Druids get their magic by getting topped by some trees
To all my fellow pact magic practitioners, try not to feel the weight of the mighty presence that watches over you.
Ok thanks for the clarification
But what about mages?