What iconic fantasy professions are floating around - either from fiction or other games that people think might make for a good start-to-finish heroic journy for characters they'd like to play? I'm looking at scripting up some new base classes to cover variations or different takes on some of the existing roles. I'm curious if folks have some other tropes they'd like to see fleshed out.
Things on my mind include~Archon
- been beating on this one for ages. the Captain re-envisioned specifically for a world of fantastical mosnters and powerful spellcasters.Avenger
- a nod to one of my favorite D&D 4e classes mechanically and something that delivers the Tenchu/Assassin's Creed gameplay so often expected from the Assassin class. Stealth kill with a smidgeon of supernatural exellence.Gladiator
- a combatant without the Soldier's focus on armor or weapon specialization, and instead building Edge from the roar of the crowd.Harbinger
- a blend of direct martial aptitude and a whole series of savagely debilitating misfortune inspired by the Hexblade but rendered largely without spell use.
Idea is that these could exist along side the existing classes to flavor some settings, or replace a few in others. Just sort of rattling the tools around in the box to see what sticks together
What sort of loose concepts do other folks have rattling around that say "you should be able to start out as one of these, no just graduate to it as an expert class"?