What is a Prestige Archetype?
A prestige archetype is a prestige class turned into a normal 20-level class, similar to an archetype or alternate class.
The goal when making these prestige archetypes has been to capture the flavor of the prestige class rather than to make an exact copy of how it would normally be. Attack bonuses, hit dice, class skills, spells, and class features have been unified and spread evenly over levels. This means that most prestige archetypes have their prestige abilities spread over the entire 20 level spread. Unlike how prestige classes normally work, these archetypes have a few complete class abilities rather than many abilities limited to a low level. In some cases, you get the choice of one of several class abilities rather than stymied versions of all the abilities.
A prestige archetype generally has elements of one or more regular character classes, to represent how prestige prerequisites were met and character development after the prestige class has ended. Sometimes there is more than one class that naturally leads itself to a particular prestige class, which can lead to several different prestige archetypes for different combinations. A few are not built on a regular class, instead expanding the idea behind the prestige class to a full 20 levels.
- Carl Cramár
What is in this Subscription?
In this subscription, you will receive:
- Seventeen warrior prestige archetypes designed by Carl Cramár based on the prestige classes found within numerous official sources.
- A compilation of all seventeen issue into a single PDF after the series has been completed.
As of 2/18/2015 this subscription includes:
- The Celestial Knight
- The Frenzied Liberator
- The Gold Legionnaire
- The Holy Vindicator
- The Lantern Bearer
- The Living Monolith
- The Low Templar
- The Mammoth Lords
Why Would I Want Prestige Archetypes?
Prestige Archetypes is something if you want if:
You want to design a character around a specific prestige class but do not want to worry about jumping back and forth between class books. As a GM, you want a streamlined way to make a prestige class-based opponent to challenge your players as quick as possible. Many prestige archetypes are tightly focused on their theme, meaning that you more of your time adventuring and less of your time leveling up your character. As a GM, you want to provide new players with an easier class to get into that still possesses some exciting abilities.