In the latest Unearthed Arcana, it has been revealed that prestige classes are officially a thing in D&D 5e!
Well, un-officially. Sort of. The rune scribe sure looks cool, though.
In that vein, I emulated the rune scribe's design to make my own prestige class - something fitting the concept and the dark n' spooky holiday season that's almost upon us.
And so, I give you the Vampire prestige class. The longest and toughest project I've worked on to-date, and one that promises to involve even more work once you folks tear into it.
- Vampiric strengths and weaknesses! Jump on people and drink their blood in pitch darkness, but stay the heck away from running water.
- Blood Points! A side resource that you drink blood to fill, and that you expend to fuel your vampiric powers. Just don't run out when you take a long rest.
- Build-your-own-vampire! Crimson Blessings allow you to mix and match different vampiric powers to make a unique vampire all your own!
- SO MANY CONCERNS. Is it balanced? Does it work right? Is it not powerful enough / too powerful? This is the first thing I've made nearly from scratch - I really hope it works out.
- Crimson Blessings are all roughly balanced against one another, but there exists a possibility that some are strictly better than others.
- Vampiric Siring doesn't feel right just yet. It's a total fluff power, but still - something feels off about it.
What I've Learned:
- Prestige classes are hard.
- Prestige classes are VERY hard.
- Prestige classes are REALLY REALLY COOL.