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Merchant Edit

Abilities: Charisma for bargaining and atracting custumers. Intelligence for knowing item atributes and value. Wisdom for recognizing potential buyers/sellers.

Races: Humans, dwarves, gnomes, halflings.

Alignment: Any

Starting Age: As fighter

Table: The Merchant

Hit Die: d4

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special
Fort Ref Will
1st +0 +0 +0 +0 First Specialty, Bargaining
2nd +1 +0 +0 +0 Identify
3rd +1 +1 +1 +1 Merchant's Reputation
4th +2 +1 +1 +1 Gift of Tongues
5th +2 +1 +1 +1 Second Specialty
6th +3 +2 +2 +2
7th +3 +2 +2 +2 Read Magic
8th +4 +2 +2 +2
9th +4 +3 +3 +3
10th +5 +3 +3 +3 Third Specialty
11th +5 +3 +3 +3
12th +6/+1 +4 +4 +4 Analyze
13th +6/+1 +4 +4 +4
14th +7/+2 +4 +4 +4
15th +7/+2 +5 +5 +5 Fourth Specialty
16th +8/+3 +5 +5 +5
17th +8/+3 +5 +5 +5
18th +9/+4 +6 +6 +6
19th +9/+4 +6 +6 +6
20th +10/+5 +6 +6 +6 Fifth Specialty

Class Skills (Skill Points::6 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
<-class skills (and key abilities), simply delete those skills which your class does not have as class skills from the complete list below. -> Appraise (Int), Bluff (Cha), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disable Device (Int), Forgery (Int), Gather Information (Cha), Handle Animal (Cha), Knowledge (Local) (Int), Listen (Wis) Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Speak Language (None), Spot (Wis), Use Magic Device (Cha),


Class FeaturesEdit

All of the following are class features of the merchant.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Merchants are proficient only with the dagger, no armor and no shields.

Bargaining (Ex): Bargaining allows you to buy items, land and services off the uneducated for less than their real value. It also allows you to sell products to unsavy customers at a false price. To bargain, choose a value for the given product or products. Make a bluff check opposing the salesperson/customer's appraise check. They get +1 on their check for each 10 gp above (selling) or below (buying) the item's true value, +10 if it is an item they buy or sell regularly, and -10 if it is an item they have never seen before. You may use this in reverse to buy an item from a reluctant customer by giving them a good deal, or to sell an item to someone who doesn't need it by letting them have it at a reduced price.

First Specialty (Ex): Most Merchants Specialize in a single group of products they are known for. A player wouldn't go to a food vendor to buy a lantern, and they wouldn't go to a hat salesman to purchace a saddle for their donkey. At first level a merchant selects one of the folowing catagories as a specialty. They may purchase items within their specialty for half price, and sell items within thir specialty for full price. It takes a merchant as long to find a customer as it takes an adventurer to find a merchant.

The specialties availaible at first level are as follows:

Clothing- Cloth vendors supply the world with clothing ranging from peasant's rags to a cleric's vestements.

Food- Inkeepers, food vendors and restauranteers bring food to the masses.

Adventuring Gear- These merchants supply PCs with backpacks, bedrolls, candles, lanterns, ropes, torches and more.

Tools of a trade- The artist's canvas, the carpenter's hammer, the scholar's ink and the miner's pick, these merchants sell the right tool for the right job.

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