Character Archetypes

Here are a few starter kits for XL 5 characters (the expected starting level for player characters). They are based on traditional classes, but unlike a class these are purely advisory; they specify a sample selection of talents which you can alter or ignore at your whim. Archetypes are useful …

Reconsidering Skills

I have been considering skills in Echelon, and I’m not entirely sure they will work the way I want. One of the difficulties found in D&D 3.x is ‘falling off the Random Number Generator’ (RNG).  It is trivial for two characters of the same level to be so far apart …

Magical Familiars

Here is an idea for a talent that describes familiars. Some of a familiar’s abilities are keyed to caster bonus rather than level bonus; this is deliberate, the intent being that characters who prioritise magical training will naturally have better ties to their familiars. Depending on how spell-like abilities tie …

Hello from GreyKnight

Hello ♬ I’m that guy who keeps rambling on and on in the comments on KJD-IMC.  Well, one of the guys who keep rambling on in the comments.  Kjdavies finally got sufficiently fed up with me posting new ideas there to let me just make actual posts and be done …

Echelon d20 Site

I have been posting information about Echelon to my blog site for quite a while now and it is becoming somewhat incoherent.  The blog is set up more or less train of thought (as I think of a topic and write for it, it gets posted), other posts are mixed …