Dandy (Apath)

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Often from an upper-class background, the dandy is a bard with a refined sense of style. Unwilling to give in to the demands of armor or cumbersome weapons, he compensates with magic and finesse. The dandy is a martial artist of the Way of Force.

Class Information

This is a force armor archetype.

Publisher: Purple Duck Games.

Class: Bard.

Hit Die: d8.

Starting Wealth: 3d6 × 10 gp (average 105gp.) In addition, a dandy starts the game with a courtier's outfit at no cost and is strongly recommended to buy at least 10 gp worth of jewelry to compliment his appearance

Class Abilities

This archetype affects the following class abilities.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency

A dandy is proficient with the club, crossbow (hand), dagger, dart, longsword, rapier, sap, shortsword, sword cane, and whip. If eastern weapons are in use in the campaign he is also proficient with the hanbo and fighting fan. If firearms are common in the campaign, the dandy is proficient with the coat pistol.

Dandies are not proficient with armor or shields, and cannot ignore spell failure chance when casting spells in armor.

Mage Armor (Ex)

Add mage armor to the dandy's spell list as a first level bard spell and as a bonus known spell. At 4th level the dandy becomes a master at using force armors, and the armor bonus of mage armor and bracers of armor stack when worn by a dandy.

Table: Dandy

Class
Level
Base
Attack
Bonus
Fort
Save
Ref
Save
Will
Save
Special Spells per Day
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st +0 +0 +2 +2 Bardic knowledge, bardic performance, cantrips, countersong, distraction, fascinate, inspire courage +1, mage armor, mage block 1
2nd +1 +0 +3 +3 Versatile performance, well-versed 2
3rd +2 +1 +3 +3 Inspire competence +2 3
4th +3 +1 +4 +4 Mage armor (stacking) 3 1
5th +3 +1 +4 +4 Inspire courage +2, lore master 1/day 4 2
6th +4 +2 +5 +5 Suggestion, versatile performance 4 3
7th +5 +2 +5 +5 Inspire competence +3 4 3 1
8th +6/+1 +2 +6 +6 Dirge of doom 4 4 2
9th +6/+1 +3 +6 +6 Inspire greatness 5 4 3
10th +7/+2 +3 +7 +7 Jack-of-all-trades, versatile performance 5 4 3 1
11th +8/+3 +3 +7 +7 Inspire competence +4, inspire courage +3, lore master 2/day 5 4 4 2
12th +9/+4 +4 +8 +8 Soothing performance 5 5 4 3
13th +9/+4 +4 +8 +8 5 5 4 3 1
14th +10/+5 +4 +9 +9 Frightening tune, versatile performance 5 5 4 4 2
15th +11/+6/+1 +5 +9 +9 Inspire competence +5, inspire heroics 5 5 5 4 3
16th +12/+7/+2 +5 +10 +10 Jack-of-all-trades (class skills) 5 5 5 4 3 1
17th +12/+7/+2 +5 +10 +10 Inspire courage +4, lore master 3/day 5 5 5 4 4 2
18th +13/+8/+3 +6 +11 +11 Mass suggestion, versatile performance 5 5 5 5 4 3
19th +14/+9/+4 +6 +11 +11 Inspire competence +6, jack-of-all-trades (take 10) 5 5 5 5 5 4
20th +15/+10/+5 +6 +12 +12 Deadly performance 5 5 5 5 5 5

Summary of Changed Class Abilities

These abilities of the original class are lost or modified in this archetype:

  • Weapon and Armor Proficiency
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