Originally posted by bengeldorn
I was just looking in the ExPHB and the idea of this class came into my mind. Although I think it’s overpowered as it is now, you should get the basic idea of this class, and could help me to make it more balanced. Maybe it was even done something similiar by someone else. If that’s the case, then please give me a link so I can take a look at that one.
Enough for the introduction…here we go…
Tattooer is a prevalent profession in the city-states, that mainly is used to mark sklaves. The Tattooist is a master of his trade and besides regular tattoos able to create tattoos of the Way. Adventurers patronize tattooist befor their journeys and psions often ornate their bodies with the psionic tattoos with powers they don’t know by themselves. Being a tattooist is eminently respectable an true master are able to create tattoos that even common psions aren’t able to create.
Anyone who is trained in the Way can become a tattooist. Being a tattooist is a stable profession with the ability to give ones fancy full scope.
NPC tatooist can be found in any city-state as well as in some villages selling their service or being in the duty of templars or nobles. Sometimes tattooists travel through the table lands to discover new powers and inspirarion.
Hit Points: d4
To qualify to become an tattooist, a charakter must fulfill the following criteria.
Skills: Profession (tattooer) 6 ranks
Feats: Scribe Tattoo, Skill Focus (profession (tattooer))
Psionics: Able to manifest 2nd-level powers.
The tattoist’s class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Appraise (Int), Concentration (Con), Profession (tattooer) (Wis), Forgery (Int), Knowledge (psionics) (Int), and Psicraft (Int).
Skill Points: 2 + Int modifier
Level BAB Fort Ref Wil Special Powers Known
1 +0 +0 +0 +2 Scribe Crawling Tattoo +1 level of existing manifesting class
2 +1 +0 +0 +3 +1 level of existing manifesting class
3 +1 +1 +1 +3 Improved Scribe Tattoo +1 level of existing manifesting class
4 +2 +1 +1 +4 +1 level of existing manifesting class
5 +2 +1 +1 +4 Scribe Major Tattoo +1 level of existing manifesting class
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Tattooists gain no proficiency with any weapon or armor.
Powers Known: At every level, the character gains additional power points per day and acces to new powers as if she had also gained a level in whatever manifesting class she belonged to before she added the prestige class. She does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained (bonus feats, metapsionic or item creation feats, psicrystal special abilities, and so on). This essentiallly means that she adds the level of tattooist to the level of whatever manifesting class the charakter has, then determines power points per day, powers known, and manifesting level accordingly.
If a chartacter had more than one manifesting class before she became a tattooist, she must decide which class she adds the new level of tattooist for the purpose of determining power points per day, powers known, and manifesting level.
Scribe Crawling Tattoo (Ex): At 1st level, a tattoist is able to scibe crawling tattoos with the Scribe Tattoo feat. Scribing crawling tattoos follows the same rules as scribing psionic tattoos, including the time to create and XP costs.
Improved Scribe Tattoo (Ex): A 3rd level tattooist must spend only 1/33 (instead of 1/25) of it base price in XP and uses up raw materials costing only 1/3 (instead of 1/2) of the tattoo’s base price.
Scribe Major Tattoo (Ex): A tattooist of the 5th level is able to create a psionic or crawling tattoo of any power of 4th level or lower that she knows.