Drakensang - The River Of Time: The Dabbler Mages


This mod adds six new archetypes, each of them a variant of an existing profession (to retain the class-quests). The distinguishing feature of the new archetypes is that they are dabbler mages.

In TDE, a dabbler (or quarter-mage) is a person who has the potenial for magic, but either his talent is too small to be properly trained at a mage academy or he never was trained out of other reasons. He cannot learn (new) spells, his magical powers manifest as intuitive "supernatural talents". There is no distinct boundary between subliminal and conscious use of magic, and the magical abilities are usually determined by the character's day-to-day business...


Download (v1.30):

magiedilettant_afdz.zip
Compatible with Phileasson's Secret


 General Characteristics of a Dabbler:

 

The new archetypes in detail:


Explorer

Derelict temples, mysterious ruins, difficult mountain passes and dusty libraries are the explorer's second home. The supernatural abilities of a dabbler mage can be quite advantageous in the search for long forgotten treasures.

(Profession: Rogue, Race: Halfelf)

Fixed advantages and disadvantages:
  Dabbler
  Ability Dwarfnose

Spells:
  Light in the Darkness
  Foramen Foraminor
  Thunderbolt
  Elvenword Silken Speech
  Sleep of a Thousand Sheep

Special abilities:
  Aimed Shot
  Feint

Weapon talents:
  Daggers+1, Sabers+1, Brawling+1,
  Crossbow+0


Burglar

'Phex helps those who help themselves.' Cutpurses in dark alleys certainly follow this motto, but first and foremost it's the maxim of the self-proclaimed master craftsman among the 'fortune-redistributors'. The supernatural abilities of a dabler mage come in very handy when the burglar plies his trade.

(Profession: Burglar)

Fixed advantages and disadvantages:
  Dabbler
  Skill Mastery

Spells:
  Fastness of Body
  Lightning Find You!
  Duplicatus Double Vision
  Light in the Darkness
  Horriphobus Phantasm

Special abilities:
  Dodge I
  Feint

Weapon talents:
  Daggers+1, Brawling+1, Throwing +1
  Swordsr+0


Gleeman

Acrobats, dancers, bufoons, and animal tamers are commonly considered buoyant and confident, but they're also purpoted as superstitious, unreliable and somewhat larcenous. With the talents of a dabbler mage, the gleeman commands the attention of his audience just as well as he controls his own body.

(Profession: Thief)

Fixed advantages and disadvantages:
  Dabbler
  Skill Mastery
  Physical Talents Bonus

Spells:
  Move as the Lightning
  Fandango of Fireflies
  Meek You Be
  Elvenword Silken Speech
  See True and Pure

Special abilities:
  Dodge I
  Taunt

Weapon talents:
  Daggers+1, Brawling+1, Throwing +1


Scout

Some intrepid souls made a second home in Aventuria's wayless wilderness. Out there they feel much more comfortable than in an urban maze of streets and alleys. Some of those scouts and hunters develop a downright supernatural talent as marksmen and when dealing with animals.

(Profession: Archer)

Fixed advantages and disadvantages:
  Dabbler

Spells:
  Eye of Eagle, Ear of Lynx
  Move as the Lightning
  Hawkeye Marksmanship
  Meek You Be

Special abilities:
  Endurance I
  Aimed Shot

Weapon talents:
  Daggers+1, Brawling+1, Bows+2,
  Sword +1


Heilari

Searching for a proper Medicus or even a healing mage will be in vain most of the time, but usually someone in the Ottajasko has knowledge in the art of healing, and some of those Heilari get by pretty well using their dabbler gift.

(Profession: Pirate)

Fixed advantages and disadvantages:
  Dabbler

Spells:
  Balm of Healing
  Clarum Purum
  Psychic Focus

Special abilities:
  Mighty Blow
  Aimed Throw

Weapon talents:
  Daggers+1, Axes and Maces+1,
  Brawling+1, Throwing Weapons+1


Beast Warrior

For the educated Middenrealmian it may be obviously magic, but for the Gjalskerlander Durro-Dun it's no more and no less than the assistance of the spirit animal that accompanies him since childhood. The Beast Warrior uses his supernatural abilities to bolster his fighting strength and to demoralize his foes.

(Profession: Tribal Warrior)

Fixed advantages and disadvantages:
  Dabbler
  Superstition
  Naive

Spells:
  Fastness of Body
  Master of Animals
  Horriphobus Phantasm

Special abilities:
  Mighty Blow
  Berserk

Weapon talents:
  Daggers+1, Axes and Maces+2,
  Brawling+2, Throwing+2
  Two-handed Axes and Maces +1


Misc:

The mod ist fully compatible with the addon Phileason's Secret, and automatically detects when the addon is installed.

Installation and deinstallation are done by database access, so they should be fully compatible with other mods.

The installation creates backups uf the modified database files. The mod can also be deinstalled by restoring those backups. You should keep those backups, in case a future patch or another mod requires the original database files.


Download (v1.30):

magiedilettant_afdz.zip
Compatible with Phileasson's Secret


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