Sep 162016
 

arcane-spellcasters
 


This post is part of a continuing series where I present my ill-formed thoughts about a DDO-inspired card game to you for review and suggestion.


 
I knew I wanted Wizards to have more spells than any other Arcane caster, but I also wanted Sorcerers to be better at using spells. Simple, right? Make it so that Wizards get spells automatically as they level, and can pull them back easier when they are used/discarded. Make it so Sorcerers don’t even have to discard spells to use them.

Except this required thinking through the roles of the Loot pile and the Loot discard pile.

And now I have done that, with your help, and thank you to everyone who posted their own thoughts and suggestions.

Arcane Spell Casters

Combat values for classes, level ups, and class enhancements

 

CARD ATK RNG DEF DMG HP
Wizard 1 1 0 0 1
Wizard Level 0 0 0 0 1
Wizard Level 1 1 0 0 0
Wizard Level 0 0 0 0 1
Wizard Level 1 1 0 0 0
Wizard Level 0 0 0 0 1






Pale Master 0 0 1 0 1
Shroud of the Zombie 1 1 0 0 0
Master of Death 0 0 0 0 1






Archmage 0 0 0 0 1
Subtle Spellcasting 1 1 1 0 0
Master of Magic 0 0 0 0 1






CARD ATK RNG DEF DMG HP
Sorcerer 1 1 0 0 1
Sorcerer Level 0 0 0 0 1
Sorcerer Level 1 1 0 0 0
Sorcerer Level 0 0 0 0 1
Sorcerer Level 1 1 0 0 0
Sorcerer Level 0 0 0 0 1






Water Savant 1 1 0 0 0
Fire Savant 0 0 0 0 1
Earth Savant 1 1 0 0 0
Air Savant 0 0 0 0 1






Eldritch Knight 1 1 1 1 1
Spellsword 1 1 1 0 1
Eldritch Blade 1 1 1 2 2

 

Attributes and Deployment

 

Card Attributes Deploys To
Wizard Arcane Caster
Wizard Level Arcane Caster Any character
Wizard Level Arcane Caster Any character
Wizard Level Arcane Caster Any character
Wizard Level Arcane Caster Any character
Wizard Level Arcane Caster Any character
Pale Master Arcane Caster Wizard
Shroud of the Zombie Arcane Caster Pale Master
Master of Death Arcane Caster Shroud of the Zombie
Archmage Arcane Caster Wizard
Subtle Spellcasting Arcane Caster Archmage
Master of Magic Arcane Caster Subtle Spellcasting
Sorcerer Arcane Caster
Sorcerer Level Arcane Caster Any character
Sorcerer Level Arcane Caster Any character
Sorcerer Level Arcane Caster Any character
Sorcerer Level Arcane Caster Any character
Sorcerer Level Arcane Caster Any character
Water Savant Arcane Caster Sorceror
Fire Savant Arcane Caster Sorceror
Earth Savant Arcane Caster Sorceror
Air Savant Arcane Caster Sorceror
Eldritch Knight Warrior, Arcane Caster Sorceror
Spellsword Warrior, Arcane Caster Eldritch Knight
Eldritch Blade Warrior, Arcane Caster Spellsword

 

Game Text

 

Card Game Text
Wizard Tap to search loot discards for any one Arcane Spell and deploy it to this character
Wizard Level When deployed, turn over Loot pile cards until a spell is revealed. Deploy the spell. Then shuffle and cut Loot.
Wizard Level
Wizard Level When deployed, turn over Loot pile cards until a spell is revealed. Deploy the spell. Then shuffle and cut Loot.
Wizard Level
Wizard Level When deployed, turn over Loot pile cards until a spell is revealed. Deploy the spell. Then shuffle and cut Loot.
Pale Master Immune to Level Drain
Shroud of the Zombie Tap when taking melee damage to reduce it by one
Master of Death Tap to take control of any one Undead opponent with current HP less than or equal to your Arcane Caster level
Archmage Immune to Magic Missile
Subtle Spellcasting Tap while casting a spell to prevent one monster from changing focus to you
Master of Magic May use Arcane Caster levels instead of current HP when calculating spell casting results
Card
Sorcerer Tap to use a spell’s Discard ability without discarding the spell
Sorcerer Level Elemental spells cast by this character do an extra point of elemental damage
Sorcerer Level
Sorcerer Level Elemental spells cast by this character do an extra point of elemental damage
Sorcerer Level
Sorcerer Level Elemental spells cast by this character do an extra point of elemental damage
Water Savant May use Arcane Caster levels instead of current HP when calculating Cold damage spell casting results
Fire Savant May use Arcane Caster levels instead of current HP when calculating Fire damage spell casting results
Earth Savant May use Arcane Caster levels instead of current HP when calculating Acid damage spell casting results
Air Savant May use Arcane Caster levels instead of current HP when calculating Lightning damage spell casting results
Eldritch Knight
Spellsword When calculating Melee or Ranged DMG, add one point of Force damage
Eldritch Blade

Will this work? Will Wizards have more spells while Sorcerors have better spells?

What do you think?

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What do you think?

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