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The Holmes Witch

Post by barna10 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:08 am

The Holmes edition mentions: "There are a number of other character types which are detailed in ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. There are sub-classes of the four basic classes. They are: paladins and rangers (fighting men), illusionists and witches (magic-users), monks and druids (clerics), and assassins (thieves)"

Did Gygax ever give clarification on this? More material?

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Re: The Holmes Witch

Post by Havard » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:18 am

According to this list of OD&D Classes, there were two versions of the Witch Class presented in Dragon Magazine. One appeared in #5 and another in #20. The one in #20 (p 11) is published after the release of Holmes so I assume it would be compatible. It was written by someone named Ronald Pehr so I don't know if you would consider it official? This class goes up to 18th level. The author suggests that this could work as an NPC class and also possibly be allowed for PCs.

BTW, the way I read the quote it suggest that the Witch and other subclasses are available in AD&D rather than for Holmes?

Edit: The Secret of Witchcraft appears for BECMI in Gaz3 and Wise Women appear in Gaz7 also for BECMI.

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Re: The Holmes Witch

Post by barna10 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:28 am

Thanks. I've never looked at Gaz3...interesting stuff!

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