Pen-and-Paper RPG Mechanic – “Narrative Classes”

Hey, guys! FictionCreator (or Blubahub) here again about my roughly 1 and a half WIP pen-and-paper RPG.

I wanted to talk about a mechanic I implemented (like many of the new stuff I’ve made but not talked about yet, I haven’t fully tested it out yet,) classes in my system. But, these aren’t your normal classes.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ThQ-IoweHcqa9Y0-mb3L0GNH9kW2cMEkV28xF0qdcSE/edit?usp=sharing

(You can look at that while I “talk”)

I am taking a different route. Instead, am going for the more “narrative” road. Ability-type advantages. Or, a better way to put it, higher chance of succeeding in select tasks. Also, there can be disabilities. Both can also be not concerning a task, but rather a boost or some special mini-tracking stat (e.g., in the starting class Adventurer, you can choose one stat that your really good at). At the end, sometimes there is a d6 or d3 – this means you roll the die, and if it lands on 6 or 3 then you failed, otherwise, success. Some, though, do not have this, even for the task ones. This means that it automatically succeeds OR the stat concerns something else

Each advantage has a name, and some have “(Cannot be inherited).” Currently, there are three types of classes (or at least planned): Starting Class, Subclass, and Grand Class. Starting and Subclass are pretty simple, so am going to explain Grand Class: This is one of the more end-level classes. Also, class kits can be equipped (called Class Ability Kits, or CAKs). Classes can cost XP.

Also, before I go, I’m not fully sure what am going to do about the Professions stat. I was thinking it can mean “I know how to do _,” but then the problem can be is that it could clash with the class. I may just not have it. Or have the classes alternatively be called Professions.

Gotta go, sorry! Bye!

-Blubahub

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