A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game update of the fatemaker prestige class from the Planar Handbook.
Hit Die: d8.
To qualify to become a fatemaker, a character must fulfill all the following criteria.
Base Attack Bonus: +4.
Skills: Bluff, Diplomacy, or Intimidate 5 ranks; 2 ranks each in the other two skills.
Feats: Skill Focus (Bluff), Skill Focus (Diplomacy), or Skill Focus (Intimidate).
Alignment: Any nonlawful.
The fatemaker’s class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Acrobatics (Dex), Appraise (Int), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Fly (Dex), Knowledge (all) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Perception (Wis), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Spellcraft (Int), Stealth (Dex), Swim (Str), and Use Magic Device (Cha).
Skill Points at Each Level: 6 + Int modifier.
All of the following are Class Features of the fatemaker prestige class.
Weapon and Armour Proficiency: Fatemakers are proficient with all simple weapons, plus the longsword, rapier, sap, short sword, shortbow, and whip. Fatemakers are proficient with light armour and shields (except tower shields).
Because the somatic components required for fatemaker spells are relatively simple, a fatemaker can cast fatemaker spells while wearing light armour without incurring the normal arcane spell failure chance. However, like any other arcane spellcaster, a fatemaker wearing medium or heavy armour or using a shield incurs a chance of arcane spell failure if the spell in question has a somatic component (as most do). A fatemaker still incurs the normal arcane spell failure chance for arcane spells received from other classes.
Spells: Beginning at 1st level, a fatemaker gains the ability to cast a number of arcane spells. To cast a spell, a fatemaker must have a Charisma score of at least 10 + the spell’s level, so a fatemaker with a Charisma of 10 or lower cannot cast these spells. Fatemaker bonus spells are based on Charisma, and saving throws against these spells have a DC of 10 + spell level + the fatemaker’s Cha modifier. When Table: Fatemaker indicates that a fatemaker gets 0 spells per day of a given spell level (for instance, 1st-level spells for a 1st-level fatemaker), she gains only the bonus spells she would be entitled to based on her Charisma score for that spell level. The fatemaker’s spell list appears below. A fatemaker casts spells just as a sorcerer does.
Upon reaching 6th level, and at every even-numbered level after that (8th and 10th), a fatemaker can choose to learn a new spell in place of one she already knows. The new spell’s level must be the same as that of the spell being exchanged, and it must be at least two levels lower than the highest-level fatemaker spell the character can cast. A fatemaker can swap only a single spell at any given level, and must choose whether or not to swap the spell at the same time that she gains new spells known for that level.
A fatemaker’s caster level is equal to her class level.
Take-Charge Appeal (Ex): A fatemaker is a naturally confident leader. She adds 1 point to her Charisma score at 1st, 5th, and 10th level.
Confidence of the Fated (Su): Once per day, a fatemaker of 2nd level or higher can add her class level as a morale bonus on any single attack roll, weapon damage roll, saving throw, or skill check.
At 7th level and higher, she can do this twice per day, but only once in any given round.
Sneak Attack (Ex): This is exactly like the rogue ability of the same name. The extra damage dealt increases by +1d6 every third level (3rd, 6th, and 9th). If a fatemaker gets a sneak attack bonus from another source, the bonuses on damage stack.
Aura of Confidence (Su): A fatemaker’s confidence tends to rub off on her allies. Beginning at 4th level, a fatemaker grants a +1 morale bonus on attack rolls, saves, and skill checks to all adjacent allies (but not to herself). This ability functions only while the fatemaker is conscious.
At 8th level, the bonus increases to +2.
Ego Manifestation (Sp): At 10th level, a fatemaker’s internal confidence and ego can be made physically manifest, increasing her size and power. This effect is the equivalent of the righteous might spell (caster level equals class level), except that the fatemaker doesn’t gain damage reduction, but instead gains a +4 bonus on Intimidate checks. She can use this ability once per day.
Fatemaker Spell List
Fatemakers choose their spells from the following list.
1st Level: charm person, disguise self, expeditious retreat, jump, sanctuary, true strike.
2nd Level: bear’s endurance, bull’s strength, cat’s grace, darkvision, daze monster, eagle’s splendour, fox’s cunning, invisibility, owl’s wisdom, resist energy, spider climb.
3rd Level: haste, protection from energy, nondetection, suggestion, tongues.
4th Level: charm monster, neutralize poison, remove curse, restoration, stoneskin.
|Level||Base Attack Bonus||Fort Save||Ref Save||Will Save||Special||Spells per Day|
|2nd||+1||+1||+1||+1||Confidence of the Fated 1/day||1||—||—||—|
|3rd||+2||+1||+2||+2||Sneak attack +1d6||2||0||—||—|
|4th||+3||+1||+2||+2||Aura of confidence (+1)||3||1||—||—|
|6th||+4||+2||+3||+3||Sneak attack +2d6||3||3||1||—|
|7th||+5||+2||+4||+4||Confidence of the Fated 2/day||3||3||2||0|
|8th||+6||+3||+4||+4||Aura of confidence (+2)||3||3||3||1|
|9th||+6||+3||+5||+5||Sneak attack +3d6||3||3||3||2|
|10th||+7||+3||+5||+5||Ego manifestation, take-charge appeal||3||3||3||3|
Table: Fatemaker Spells Known
1 Provided the Fatemaker has a high enough Charisma for bonus spells of this level.