No, what I think people are looking for is a cleric that feels different from magic-users. Not just another class that has a different spell list, but one that has a different approach to supernatural power.
What I’m wondering, though, as I consider ways to develop the idea further, is: how different do other, similar classes have to be to likewise feel different and not just a retread?
Shortly after the original “Clerics Without Spells”, I did write-ups on a couple other classes that used the reaction roll/turn undead mechanic:
- Mesmerist (hypnotizes people for mind control/illusion effects)
- Weather Worker (bargains with spirits for weather changes)
- Necrocmancer (controls spirits of the dead)
- Beast Master (charms wild animals, controls animal helpers, shapeshifts)
But how desirable are these classes, really? Will they feel different enough?
That’s a big question I’m going to need to answer.
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