Monday, February 10, 2014

Review and Commentary On The Free OSR Character Class - The Demon Shaman For Your Old School Campaign

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'Meet the Demon Shaman, a sub-class of magic-user that can summon demons by force of will.'

Sometimes you need a solid NPC villain class that is capable of being inserted into the post apocalyptic world setting or as an out of the way witch doctor type just waiting for your PC's to land in his little out of the way corner of the cosmos so he can summon those demonic nasties from the Monster Manual. 

This is a perfect little old school gem to unleash on your favorite little group of PC's because he's a flexible bugger. With a bit of a tweak he's perfect as the leader of a group of chaos worshiping mutant scum out in the further fringes of the post apocalyptic world. A bit more and he's a leader of a lone group of cultists in some hidden urban ruin. 
 Given his summoning habits this class makes a very nice turn about player for the dark and hidden gems of some distant star with the minions of the Abyss have begun to whisper to the natives. 
The class is balanced, concise, and easy to write with as a servant of Chaos. The sky is the limit as far as what the DM can do with it. 
This same class could easily be adapted into a sword and sorcery setting. The class has the potential to really give a group of Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea adventurers a real run for their money. 
All in all I think that this is one of the better free PC classes from Dragon's foot and one that I will be soon unleashing on my PCs in several games! 

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