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Lasers, Gadgets and Robots, Oh My! The Engineer (v4.2), a new Base Class for the PFRPG

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And I'm finally back with the not-really-long-awaited version 4.2 of my Engineer Base Class.

For those of you who haven't kept up so far, here's what you're looking at:

  • Medium BAB, Ref and Will Saves, and 6+Int skill points.
  • A menagerie of abilities, ranging from a nifty omni-tool that can perform multiple different functions to a set of gadgets that allow you to swim, fly, and BLOW SH*T UP!
  • The potential to fire laser beams or throw grenades.
  • A handy-dandy robot to fight at your side, complete with special tricks and upgrades.
  • A pair of fun archetypes: The Artificer and the Tek-Warrior--to take your engineer in a whole new direction!

    However, for those who know the drill, here's my major changes from version 4.1.

  • Gadgeteer's level has been reduced to 2, and the number of gadgets you can have now scales with your level.
  • Singularity has been modified to fit the new upgrade system given to the automaton.
  • The automaton no longer gains functions, and construction points have been replaced with a simpler upgrade system.
  • Automatons now operate on the "Trick" mechanic, like animal companions, using Craft (Clockwork) as their major skill.
  • Automatons gain the "Sapient Construct" ability at 20th level, automatically giving them 12 intelligence.
  • The "builds" have been changed to the following: Humanoid, Quadruped, and Vehicle. The Vehicle build possesses a specific set of rules on how to use it.
  • The Tek-Warrior has been added as an archetype, replacing the Automaton, Share Function, and Exoskeleton with a special customizable weapon and armor.

    PDF Link, via Google Docs: The Engineer v4.2

    Now, I've been coming out with these updates pretty rapidly for a while. This version, v4.2, is intended to be the definitive edition of the Engineer for a while, until I get some real playtest data in that tells me what this class is really capable of. Besides, I've got other stuff I have to work on.

    ...Catch Phrase,


  • Silver Crusade

    This, combined with Time Warden... is perfect for making a build of The Doctor

    Umm the link didnt work for me...

    Grand Lodge

    Link worked for me! Might have been a hiccup.

    I'll take a look. I may update my version to offer you good playtest data.

    This is really neat!

    Yeah it put me at "google drive" whatever that is.

    Sowde Da'aro wrote:
    Yeah it put me at "google drive" whatever that is.

    Sorry 'bout that. I have no idea what "Google Drive" is...

    Huh. Just googled it (HAH!). Apparently, it's what they're turning Google Docs into. Some kind of cloud file storage service.

    Hosted it on a different site.

    The Engineer v4.2

    This address will only be valid for 30 days, according to the site. So anyone who can't view the google doc should be able to see this one for the next month.

    ...Catch Phrase,


    I like it, it has so many good things!
    And at 19 lvl you can be Iron Man!!
    I'll compare it to the alchemist in power.

    Google Docs will be switching over to Google Drive, so if you have a Google account, it's another service you have to log into and connect with your other ones.

    This is pretty cool, btw!

    Dark Archive

    Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

    This looks interesting. I'll take a closer look later tonight.

    This is perfect for my Blackmoor game I'm starting next month, I'd love to introduce someone living in the ruins of the city of the gods or temple of the frog with a robot companion!

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