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4th May '18 2:20:43 AM Nepeta
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** For the interested, the classes are [[EntropyAndChaosMagic Bard]], [[BeneathTheMask Knight]], [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Heir]], [[TheSmartGuy Mage]], [[TheMedic Maid]], [[StatusBuff Page]], [[BlackMage Prince]], [[JustLikeRobinHood Rogue]], [[{{Seers}} Seer]], [[WhiteMagicianGirl Sylph]], [[LovableRogue Thief]], and [[TheRedMage Witch]] (though the powers of each class are strictly YMMV, so please don't get mad at me if the links don't match what you think about them!), and the aspects (which are more firmly defined) are [[BloodBrothers Blood]], [[BlowYouAway Breath]], [[YouCantFightFate Doom]], [[EmotionalPowers Heart]], [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve Hope]], [[GreenThumb Life]], [[WindsOfDestinyChange Light]], [[SuperIntelligence Mind]], [[UnstoppableRage Rage]], [[ThePowerOfCreation Space]], [[TimeTravel Time]], and [[PowerOfTheVoid Void]].

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** For the interested, the classes are [[EntropyAndChaosMagic Bard]], [[BeneathTheMask Knight]], [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Heir]], [[TheSmartGuy Mage]], [[TheMedic Maid]], [[StatusBuff Page]], [[BlackMage Prince]], [[JustLikeRobinHood Rogue]], [[{{Seers}} Seer]], [[WhiteMagicianGirl Sylph]], [[LovableRogue Thief]], and [[TheRedMage Witch]] (though the powers of each class are strictly YMMV, so please don't get mad at me if the links don't match what you think about them!), and the aspects (which are more firmly defined) are [[BloodBrothers Blood]], [[BlowYouAway Breath]], [[YouCantFightFate Doom]], [[EmotionalPowers [[HeartBeatDown Heart]], [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve Hope]], [[GreenThumb Life]], [[WindsOfDestinyChange Light]], [[SuperIntelligence Mind]], [[UnstoppableRage Rage]], [[ThePowerOfCreation Space]], [[TimeTravel Time]], and [[PowerOfTheVoid Void]].
13th Mar '18 5:25:37 AM StarSong212
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** For the interested, the classes are [[EntropyAndChaosMagic Bard]], [[BeneathTheMask Knight]], [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Heir]], [[TheSmartGuy Mage]], [[TheMedic Maid]], [[StatusBuff Page]], [[BlackMage Prince]], [[JustLikeRobinHood Rogue]], [[Seers Seer]], [[WhiteMagicianGirl Sylph]], [[LovableRogue Thief]], and [[TheRedMage Witch]] (though the powers of each class are strictly YMMV, so please don't get mad at me if the links don't match what you think about them!), and the aspects (which are more firmly defined) are [[BloodBrothers Blood]], [[BlowYouAway Breath]], [[YouCantFightFate Doom]], [[EmotionalPowers Heart]], [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve Hope]], [[GreenThumb Life]], [[WindsOfDestinyChange Light]], [[SuperIntelligence Mind]], [[UnstoppableRage Rage]], [[ThePowerOfCreation Space]], [[TimeTravel Time]], and [[PowerOfTheVoid Void]].

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** For the interested, the classes are [[EntropyAndChaosMagic Bard]], [[BeneathTheMask Knight]], [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Heir]], [[TheSmartGuy Mage]], [[TheMedic Maid]], [[StatusBuff Page]], [[BlackMage Prince]], [[JustLikeRobinHood Rogue]], [[Seers [[{{Seers}} Seer]], [[WhiteMagicianGirl Sylph]], [[LovableRogue Thief]], and [[TheRedMage Witch]] (though the powers of each class are strictly YMMV, so please don't get mad at me if the links don't match what you think about them!), and the aspects (which are more firmly defined) are [[BloodBrothers Blood]], [[BlowYouAway Breath]], [[YouCantFightFate Doom]], [[EmotionalPowers Heart]], [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve Hope]], [[GreenThumb Life]], [[WindsOfDestinyChange Light]], [[SuperIntelligence Mind]], [[UnstoppableRage Rage]], [[ThePowerOfCreation Space]], [[TimeTravel Time]], and [[PowerOfTheVoid Void]].
4th Feb '18 6:11:31 AM Hanz
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* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' has four classes available; Warrior, Mage, Thief and Jew. However, unlike a lot of [=RPGs=], the class only determines what the New Kid's special attacks are. They can equip any weapon or armor they wish, though some have effects that are a little more beneficial to one class than the others.
* ''Videogame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'' has a total of ten classes, though you start with three and unlock the others via story progression. You can have up to four classes active (which can be switched out by Cartman and eventually from your menu), which lets you mix and match abilities from each of them. The classes are Brutalist, Blaster, Speedster, Gadgeteer, Elementalist, Psychic, Assassin, Cyborg, Plantmancer and Martial Artist.

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* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' has four classes available; Warrior, Mage, Thief and Jew. However, unlike a lot of [=RPGs=], the class only determines what the New Kid's special attacks are. They can equip any weapon or armor they wish, though some have effects that are a little more beneficial to one class than the others.
* ''Videogame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'' has a total of ten classes, though you start with three and unlock the others via story progression. You can have up to four classes active (which can be switched out by Cartman and eventually from your menu), which lets you mix and match abilities from each of them.
others. [[Videogame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole The classes are Brutalist, Blaster, Speedster, Gadgeteer, Elementalist, Psychic, Assassin, Cyborg, Plantmancer and Martial Artist.sequel]] changes to a JobSystem.
3rd Feb '18 1:10:44 PM CountDorku
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* ''TabletopGame/PoweredByTheApocalypse'' games tend to rely on Playbooks built around common character archetypes in the genre they're emulating. In ''TabletopGame/MonsterOfTheWeek'', for example, the Professional is good at remaining cool under pressure, providing nice things for the team and turning up with lots of guns, while the Monstrous is a FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire (or werewolf or whatever) and tends to favour weird superpowers. You're limited to one of each to ensure niche protection.
* ''TabletopGame/BladesInTheDark'', which is somewhat related to [=PbtA=] but is very much its own thing, has seven Playbooks for its Scoundrels: Cutters (violent criminals), Hounds (trackers and sharpshooters), Leeches (technically gifted saboteurs and medics), Lurks (stealthy infiltrators), Slides (social manipulators), Spiders ({{Diabolical Mastermind}}s) and Whispers (witch-thieves).
21st Jan '18 7:53:47 PM Hanz
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** ''TheElderScrollsOnline'', an {{MMORPG}} prequel set 500 years prior to the start of the main series, goes for more of a SkillTree approach. Ultimately Subverted, as only three out of many more skill trees available to your character.

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** ''TheElderScrollsOnline'', ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsOnline'', an {{MMORPG}} prequel set 500 years prior to the start of the main series, goes for more of a SkillTree approach. Ultimately Subverted, as only three out of many more skill trees available to your character.



* ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' is not directly based on ''D&D'', though the influence is especially obvious when you consider [[Creator/ObsidianEntertainment who the devs are]]. The classes are {{Barbarian|Hero}}, Chanter[[note]]similar to a bard[[/note]], Cipher[[note]]similar to a ''D&D'' sorcerer, but with PsychicPowers[[/note]], {{Druid}}, [[BadassNormal Fighter]], [[BareFistedMonk Monk]], [[ThePaladin Paladin]], [[ReligionIsMagic Priest]], [[NatureHero Ranger]], [[GuileHero Rogue]], and Wizard.

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* ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' is not directly based on ''D&D'', though the influence is especially obvious when you consider [[Creator/ObsidianEntertainment who the devs are]]. The classes are {{Barbarian|Hero}}, Chanter[[note]]similar to a bard[[/note]], Cipher[[note]]similar to a ''D&D'' sorcerer, but with PsychicPowers[[/note]], {{Druid}}, [[BadassNormal Fighter]], [[BareFistedMonk Monk]], [[ThePaladin Paladin]], [[ReligionIsMagic Priest]], [[NatureHero Ranger]], [[GuileHero Rogue]], and Wizard. [[Videogame/PillarsOfEternityIIDeadfire The sequel]] allows you to multiclass, which grants you a new class name based on what combination you have.
14th Dec '17 12:46:59 PM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' takes a slightly different approach: games such as ''[[TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and ''[[TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' basically had classes be bundles of preferred skills that the characters got substantial initial bonuses to, and leveling up your classes' preferred skills contributed to leveling up your character. Characters could also choose a set of skills to make a custom class if none of the premade ones appealed. ''[[TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' [[AvertedTrope did away with classes altogether]] in favor of pure skill leveling, and ''[[TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'' went for more of a SkillTree approach (albeit class skill trees are [[SubvertedTrope only three out of many more skill trees available to your character]]).

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' takes a slightly different approach: ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The first four
games such as ''[[TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and ''[[TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' basically had in the series play with this trope a bit. Each game has a number of pre-made classes be bundles the player can choose from, or create a custom class. Each class has a set of preferred skills that the characters got skills, and, if chosen, gives a substantial initial bonuses to, and boost to that set of skills. Increases to these skills also go toward leveling up your classes' overall. The skills outside of those preferred by the class are still available to the player, they just start lower and increases in those skills contributed to do not contribute toward leveling up your character. Characters could also choose a set of skills up. (Though they do apply to make a custom class if none of the premade ones appealed. multipliers for those skills' governing attributes. See EmptyLevels for additional details about that.)
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''[[TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' [[AvertedTrope did does away with classes altogether]] the series' class system in favor of pure skill-leveling. Leveling up any skills contributes toward leveling up overall, and with each level-up, you get the opportunity to select perks within any of your skills that make you even more effective, reminiscent of the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' sister series. The higher your skill leveling, and ''[[TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'' went level, the more perks you have access to.
** ''TheElderScrollsOnline'', an {{MMORPG}} prequel set 500 years prior to the start of the main series, goes
for more of a SkillTree approach (albeit class skill trees are [[SubvertedTrope approach. Ultimately Subverted, as only three out of many more skill trees available to your character]]).character.
26th Nov '17 5:41:00 PM StarSong212
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** For the interested, the classes are [[EntropyAndChaosMagic Bard]], [[BeneathTheMask Knight]], [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Heir]], [[TheSmartGuy Mage]], [[TheMedic Maid]], [[StatusBuff Page]], [[BlackMage Prince]], [[JustLikeRobinHood Rogue]], [[Seers Seer]], [[WhiteMagicianGirl Sylph]], [[LovableRogue Thief]], and [[TheRedMage Witch]] (though the powers of each class are strictly YMMV, so please don't get mad at me if the links don't match what you think about them!), and the aspects (which are more firmly defined) are [[BloodBrothers Blood]], [[BlowYouAway Breath]], [[YouCantFightFate Doom]], [[EmotionalPowers Heart]], [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve Hope]], [[GreenThumb Life]], [[WindsOfDestinyChange Light]], [[SuperIntelligence Mind]], [[UnstoppableRage Rage]], [[ThePowerOfCreation Space]], [[TimeTravel Time]], and [[PowerOfTheVoid Void]].
18th Nov '17 8:36:25 AM Hanz
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* ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' is not directly based on ''D&D'', though the influence is especially obvious when you consider [[Creator/ObsidianEntertainment who the devs are]]. The classes known are {{Barbarian|Hero}}, Chanter[[note]]similar to a bard[[/note]], Cipher[[note]]similar to a ''D&D'' sorcerer, but with PsychicPowers[[/note]], {{Druid}}, [[BadassNormal Fighter]], [[BareFistedMonk Monk]], [[ThePaladin Paladin]], [[ReligionIsMagic Priest]], [[NatureHero Ranger]], [[GuileHero Rogue]], and Wizard.
* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' has four classes available, Warrior; Mage, Thief and Jew (which is something of a cross between a Monk and a Paladin, and inflicts more damage at low health). However, unlike a lot of [=RPGs=], the class only determines what the New Kid's special attacks are. They can equip any weapon or armor they wish, though some have effects that are a little more beneficial to one class than the others.

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* ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' is not directly based on ''D&D'', though the influence is especially obvious when you consider [[Creator/ObsidianEntertainment who the devs are]]. The classes known are {{Barbarian|Hero}}, Chanter[[note]]similar to a bard[[/note]], Cipher[[note]]similar to a ''D&D'' sorcerer, but with PsychicPowers[[/note]], {{Druid}}, [[BadassNormal Fighter]], [[BareFistedMonk Monk]], [[ThePaladin Paladin]], [[ReligionIsMagic Priest]], [[NatureHero Ranger]], [[GuileHero Rogue]], and Wizard.
* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' has four classes available, Warrior; available; Warrior, Mage, Thief and Jew (which is something of a cross between a Monk and a Paladin, and inflicts more damage at low health).Jew. However, unlike a lot of [=RPGs=], the class only determines what the New Kid's special attacks are. They can equip any weapon or armor they wish, though some have effects that are a little more beneficial to one class than the others.others.
* ''Videogame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'' has a total of ten classes, though you start with three and unlock the others via story progression. You can have up to four classes active (which can be switched out by Cartman and eventually from your menu), which lets you mix and match abilities from each of them. The classes are Brutalist, Blaster, Speedster, Gadgeteer, Elementalist, Psychic, Assassin, Cyborg, Plantmancer and Martial Artist.
7th Nov '17 8:30:11 AM PicardsDouble
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** ''Hogs Of War''. Promotion points could be found in each level and as a reward. Similar to the above, your units could be upgraded in 4 different routes; Artillery (Blow stuff up from a distance), Engineering (Blow stuff up close and see minefields), Sniper (Stealth) and Medic (Heal your units). Once maxed out, all routes converged into Commando and Hero (Do everything)
11th Sep '17 8:04:12 AM brolaf
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' games have 5-10 character classes that determine your starting character stats and equipment. From there, you're free to [[PointBuildSystem enhance]] and equip your character however you want.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' games have 5-10 character classes that determine your starting character stats and equipment. From there, you're free to [[PointBuildSystem enhance]] and equip your character however you want.


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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' games have 5-10 character classes that determine your starting character stats and equipment. From there, you're free to [[PointBuildSystem enhance]] and equip your character however you want.
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