Scoundrel (Tripod Machine)

Scoundrels are glib and daring opportunists. Scoundrels can be found smuggling black market goods, fencing stolen items, gambling, or ingratiating themselves into the graces of wealthy friends. Typically more opportunistic than malign, scoundrels look for an angle, and trust on their wits, and maybe a little luck, to get them out of scrapes.

Calm Down Everybody

Starting at 3rd level, you can de-escalate a situation. Choose any number of creatures within 30 feet who can see and hear you. Each target must make a Charisma saving throw (DC 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier). On a failed saving throw, you can make a target indifferent about creatures of your choice that it is hostile toward. This indifference ends if the target is attacked or harmed by a spell or if it witnesses any of its friends being harmed. After 1 minute, the creature becomes hostile again, unless the GM rules otherwise. You must finish a short or long rest before using his feature again.

Lucky Bones

Starting at 3rd level, you can roll one ability check or saving throw with advantage. You must finish a short or long rest before using this feature again.

Starting at 17th level, you can use this feature twice, but only once per check or saving throw. You regain your uses when you finish a short or long rest.


Starting at 9th level, you gain three fast-talk dice, which are d6s. When you make a Charisma ability check to interact with another creature, you can choose to expend one of the dice, rolling it and adding it to the total. If your check fails, you cannot use any more of the dice to affect any of the same creatures until you have finished a long rest. You regain your fast-talk dice when you finish a long rest.


Starting at 13th level, you can have an additional interaction on your turn. For instance, you could talk with an additional creature, or retrieve an additional item and hold it in your hand.

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Roguish Archetypes Copyright 2020 by RJ Grady. Published by Tripod Machine.