Working on Clasic Fantasy Classes, Snoop always seemed like a pretty simple conversion to me. The tools and flavor text change, but the results of the Snoop's class abilites are almost entirely unaffected.
Really? Even the continuous, unlimited access to instantly see what's going on anywhere in the world? That'd have to be a hell of an informant network with a ridiculous communication network.
Having just re-watched the most recent version of the Count of Monte Cristo, all I can think of is the line "I pay handsomely to be kept informed of matters of import in any city I visit." Its not that they can see everywhere
- its that they know whats going on anywhere
that is important right now
Look at the abilities in question. Its not that any of those things are impossible singly or in groups. They just imply an incredible level of comptence and resources...
The fantasy Snoop IS
that level of a bada$$.
Honestly, it doesn't even take magic. The wild west, gadget-free Pinkerton-style Snoop is also effectively unchanged after tweaking his flavor text. Secrets ALWAYS get out. And when they do, the Snoop knows. He always
knows. Its almost uncanny
The Snoop is living in a world where equal level Soldiers auto-crit on demand (Bard looks up at the last friggin' dragon in the world, and calmly strings an arrow...), where Scouts are tracking hawks across a cloudless sky (and wipping out entire encampments with overrun), where Sleuth Sherlock Holmes can look at the scratches on a chair and tell you your life story, and where Joan d'Arc Advocate-for-God overthroughs an entire nation on the strength of a good rallying cry. For the Snoop, the fact that you inflitrated the castle's servants 2 months ago (before the current adventure even started) or that the king's closest confidant just happens to be your old Academy drinking buddy is totally in scale with what your teammates are pulling off.
I have never wanted to play a Snoop before as much as I do now.