Monday, July 27, 2015

Optional Rule: Invocation Drawbacks

Invocation drawbacks are flavorful debuffs that come with every invocation your warlock takes - the small price your warlock pays for brokering for power with outsiders like your patron.

These drawbacks are for roleplaying purposes only, and have no mechanical benefit or detriment to how your warlock functions. They are just for fun, and for you to expand how you roleplay your warlock's burgeoning madness and deformity.

Special Mechanics:

  • Aside from obsessing over strange things and occasionally turning uglier than usual, none. 
Balance Concerns:
  • Some drawbacks may be somewhat more dramatic than others, but not to an unreasonable extent. 
Version 0.1

Link to the reddit thread.


  1. I really like these, they help give warlocks flavor. Definitely using them

  2. Any plans to add drawbacks for the invocations from the Warlock/Wizard Unearthed Arcana?

    1. Maybe. I try to build as little as possible off of Unearthed Arcana, though, as I never know exactly how that's going to turn out when it becomes real rules.