Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White Star: Sisters of the Aquarian Order

White Star from BRG and +James Spahn is the new hot game in the OSR crowd right now, and with good reason.  It is based on Swords & Wizardry (so it is simple to learn and play) and flexible. So flexible you can do Star Wars, Star Trek, Dune and any number of other sci-fi epics.   I have been spending a lot of time with it and hope to spend some more.

This class is first attempt to add something to the game, and it is familiar ground to me.  So much so I had it written in my head by the end of my commute last night.

The Sisters of the Aquarian Order (Aquarian Sister) have their geneses not only from my witch class (they can be considered to be the evolution of the Aquarian Tradtition) but also from such sources in Sci-Fi like the Bene Gesserit (Dune), the Sisterhood of Karn (Doctor Who) and the Night Sisters, the Witches of Dathomir (Star Wars).

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OGL Notice: The following text is considered OPEN under the Open Gaming License. 
Section 15: "Sisters of the Aquarian Order " copyright © 2015 Timothy S. Brannan.

Sisters of the Aquarian Order
The Sisters of the Aquarian Order, also known as Aquarian Sisters, or often "witches" are an exclusive order of human women that train their minds to go beyond what humans can normally do. They spend hours in trances communing with a hive mind that contains all the memories of all the members of the Order past and present and some even claim future.

The purpose of the Order is to carry humanity to the stars and beyond.  In ancient times when mankind was still battling over feudal lands the Order was plot the stars. When humanity was first using solid fuel rockets the Order was projecting their consciousness beyond our own solar system into the the stars.  Now that humans have taken their rightful place among the stars the Order does what it can to keep humanity moving forward.  To what future, only they know.  They believe that humanity is on the cusp of a new consciousness and a new age.

Aquarian Sisters often serve as councilors, advisers and ambassadors.  They can be found in planetary governments, great powerful houses or even on starships.

Sisters of the Aquarian Order (Witch)

Prime Attribute: Charisma
Hit Dice: 1d4 per level.
Armor: none or light
Weapons: An Aquarian Sister may only use very simple weapons as they spend no time learning how to use them.
Special Abilities: Psychic Powers, Rituals

Level
XP
HD (d4)
BTH
ST
Psychic Powers
2345
1
0
1
+0
15
Empathy
1----
2
2,600
1+1
+0
14
2----
3
5,200
2
+1
13

21---
4
10,400
2+1
+1
12
Clairvoyance
22---
5
20,800
3
+2
11

221--
6
40,000
4
+2
10

322--
7
80,000
4+1
+3
9
Telepathy
3221-
8
160,000
5
+3
8

3322-
9
320,000
5+1
+4
7

33221
10
440,000
6
+4
6
Telekinesis
43322

Aquarian Sister Abilities

Skills: All Aquarian Sisters are skilled in basic astro-navigation having memorized hundreds if not thousands of star systems.

Saving Throws: The Aquarian Sister gains a +2 bonus to any save versus charm, hold or mind affecting powers.

Psychic Power: At first level and every 3 levels hereafter the Aquarian Sister gains a Psychic Power.

Rituals: The Aquarian Sister can perform rituals that have almost magical effects.  These powers take longer to activate and use than their psychic powers, but have greater effects.  These rituals are complicated and can only be used once per day each.

LEVEL 01 RITUALS
Bewitch I
Cause Fear
Charm Person
Drowsy
Far Sight
Read Languages
Soothe
Sonic Blast

LEVEL 02 RITUALS
Agony
Bewitch II
Blast Shield
Calm Emotions
Detect Thoughts
ESP
Hold Person
Invisibility
Locate Object

LEVEL 03 RITUALS
Aphasia
Astral Sense
Bewitch III
Liar's Curse
Mind Rash
Mirror Image
Scry
Toad Mind
Tongues

LEVEL 04 RITUALS
Bewitch IV
Confusion
Divination
Elemental Armor
Emotion
Mirror Talk

LEVEL 05 RITUALS
Bewitch V
Charm Creature
Dream
Feeblemind
Nightmare
Overlook
Sending
Teleport


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