Mage (class)

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While perhaps the most powerful individuals in the game world, mages are often viewed with suspicion by other members of society. After all, a being that has magic at one’s beck and call, might enable that person to flick us out of existence with a few words and a pointed finger. Thus mages are often treated with disdain and resentment — which causes many mages to bear a grudge against the common folk.

Still, the practice of magic is important for protecting the welfare of the state against the casting of magic by others. High level mages are often treated as a deterrent by kings and prime ministers, to the point where a mage can feel almost a slave. Many mages will purposefully drop out of sight, to seek their own path of discovery, surrounding themselves with friends, henchmen and hirelings as needed.

To Become a Mage

The primary attribute of the mage is intelligence. Mages may be elves, half-elves and human.

To become a mage, a character must have these minimum ability stats:

Level Max. X.P. HD Level Title
1st 0 1 prestidigitator
2nd 2,501 2 evoker
3rd 5,001 3 conjurer
4th 10,001 4 theurgist
5th 22,501 5 thaumaturgist
6th 40,001 6 magician
7th 60,001 7 enchanter
8th 90,001 8 warlock
9th 135,001 9 sorceror
10th 250,001 10 necromancer
11th 375,001 11 wizard
12th 750,001 11+1 high wizard
10th 1,125,001 11+2 mage
11th 1,500,001 11+3 arch-mage

Multi-classed mages must have a minimum intelligence of 15. To gain a +10% experience bonus, the mage must have a minimum intelligence of 16. The table shown describes the necessary experience to claim each level of the mage, gaining hit dice and further abilities. Each level above 11th requires 375,000 additional experience. Mages gain 1 hit point per level above 11th, but as this is not an increase in hit dice, further constitution bonuses are not accrued. Mages cannot progress beyond 29th level.

Mages receive mage cantrips & spells at each level. They also possess unique combat abilities and sage abilities. Players wishing to become a mage should familiarize themselves with these characteristics.

See Also,
Magical Cantrip Tables
Magical Spell Tables
Player Characters
Spellbook