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CWP #15 — Paladin Class


The Workbook Partials are excerpts from the campaign notes of our ongoing “Coup de Main” old school D&D campaign. Raw transcripts intended for experienced fellow travelers.

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Paladins are chivalric magical warriors with access to a non-spell form of magic better suited to their martial pursuits. A strident honor code shapes the Paladin’s soul into a form capable of wielding divine Power. I’ll provide a relatively complete look into how the class works, as it’s reasonably popular on Coup.

As a bonus, I’ll deal with the Lawful Evil dark counterpart of the Paladin here as well. The Blackguard believes not in romantic ideals of service, for only power is real, and their very duty is to set the yoke of service upon the world. In our campaign setting they’re supported in this task by a sibling-from-another-mother, the Slave Factor. Three character classes in one here, I guess

About the Workbook Partials series

In case you're unfamiliar with the series as a whole, a couple of observations:

An "ashcan" series: The CWP series is an attempt at circumventing my own perfectionist tendencies by writing my campaign notes in a low-effort format. This is material oriented towards and informed by real play, but it is not professionally finished game text. Each CWP issue is an essay on a single campaign topic (check the preview!), laying out my current ideas and practice. I think it's great as supplementary reading for an experienced GM, but a complete "game" it is not.

The "fun" trading game: You can in fact get the CWP series for free instead of paying to win. The details are explained in the 'zine (check the preview!), but the gist of it is that you're allowed to trade the CWPs freely to others. So if you like trading games, maybe trade for it instead of buying it. I do like money, too, but apparently not enough to not self-sabotage like this.

Some considerable scope: OK so it's an indie zine about old school D&D, but at least the series is fairly ambitious, with 20+ issues on a wide variety of topics. Hundreds of pages in total, were one to collect them all. See the inside cover (check the preview!) for a full index of what's out there, and what I'm planning to write in the future.

For more information on any of those points, check the product preview. All should become clear.kiehkura.png

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