[Base] d20 Sorcerer Class Variant

These rules are for compatibility with d20 System as represented in the Basic Rules presented in The ©Players Handbook™.

     ONLY Applicable to the Incarna d20 Variant      

Story Emphasis: It is strongly suggested that all characters have some story for the important elements of their characters.

Universal for all classes: Starting Equipment and Money = By campaign setting – DO NOT USE THE ©PLAYERS HANDBOOK.

Primary Aptitude(s): Occult or Psychic

LEVEL-UP: Leveling can be done in-game at any time if progressing in an existing class. It does not grant any spells or count as a Rest of any sort. Spells known must be studied after the knowledge is gained - typically a Long Rest in contemplative reflection and self-testing. Multiclassing follows standard Incarna d20 multi-class parameters.

Magic/Spell Changes

These are critical changes to how magic works - review carefully!By default, all 'spell casting' follows the d20 Empowered Magic rules that provide warranted changes to align with Incarna principles. This includes but is not limited to:

  1. Practice of Magic is divided into Low Arts and High Arts; Low Art (normal spells) ALL use, by default, Verbal, Somatic, and Material elements.
  2. The Arcane Focus or Holy Symbol is a form Focus Point Item and requires Attunement (1 Essence).
  3. Rules that remove the "each round" aspect of most spell saves
  4. This class uses Spell type castings for determining Casting Constraints (in armor/encumbered); Unfettered (from Encumbrance): +1 Spell Attack and Spell Save DC.
  5. Identifying magical Dweomers and Auras (items, places, etc.) - The Identify spell is generally replaced with the Rituals of Knowing and has different outcomes. See Identifying Items.

They come from the Mystic Tradition of Patronage. This class uses Spell type castings for determining Casting Constraints. When they Manifest spell type capabilities, it is using the Channeling practice of Casting.

Commitment to Mystic Tradition: If a character decides to commit to a single Tradition as well as using Aptitude for d20 and no Multiclassing, they gain a Committed Spell Progression.

Changes to the PHB Sorcerer Class

  1. Essence: The Sorcerer loses 1 Essence at 1st level for the deep ties to the multiverse.
  2. The Sorcerer’s Arcane Focus is a form of
  3. Focus Point.
  4. Tasha’s Cauldron: Additional Sorcerer Spells, Sorcerous Versatility, Magical Guidance (Optional Features)