Monday, December 12, 2011

Professional abilities coming to JADE...

To get some distraction from the "King of the Orcs" story arc (which currently is tedious to implement since it's nothing but hard content work) I allowed myself to get sidetracked once more. Right now I am implementing profession abilities in JADE.

In ADOM each class gained specific abilities at levels 6, 12, 18, etc. In JADE each profession (what was called a class in ADOM) now also gains specific abilities at certain levels.

In JADE a class gains a professional ability at levels 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 28, 36, 50, 75 and 100 (way to go, especially considering the fact that you can multi-class ;-) ).

I have just started to add this stuff to the existing professions as it is interesting to do right now and would be tedious to do much later on - so why wait, especially since it adds a nice touch to the current non-magical, non-missile professions.

This morning I added professional abilities to commoners which are:
  • double carrying capacity at level 1
  • requires 50% less nutrition at level 3
  • +3 to perception at level 6
  • +3 to toughness at level 10
  • the ability to select valuable herbs more effectively at level 15
  • the ability to turn corpses into iron rations at level 21
  • +6 to strength at level 28
  • +6 to willpower at level 36
  • suffers only 50% of the effects of corruption at level 50
  • gain a +100 hit point bonus at level 75
  • gain a +25 PV bonus at level 100
Obviously everything starting with level 28 is pretty heroic and things start to become legendary with level 50. For JADE 0.2.3 I will add professional abilities for the current four professions and each future release providing new professions also will include a full range of exciting professional abilities.


  1. I love it! Adds great value to leveling and great feel of advancing your character :) Way to go!

  2. Suddenly, becoming a commoner looks appealing... I doubt anyone will NOT take at least one level of commoner, double carrying capacity is a very nice bonus. Similarly level 3 will be critical to trolls... hmmm, *plans some character builds*.

  3. I'm wondering how will look a troll with double carrying capacity and 20000stones eq with him :D

  4. Oh wow, commoner looks great! I want that double carrying capacity and half nutrition :D

    Also, I love it when you get sidetracked!

  5. I also love these sidetracks, although I'd also like to get 0.2.3 soon so that my items don't disappear from time to time :)

    By the way, I like how this post confirms that there will still be corruption in JADE, I wasn't 100% sure about that.

  6. Argh, not the bloody iron rations! Let them make them into a new form of packed rations that are 10% the weight or something.

  7. The only thing I don't like in this specific profession is that any competitive character requires its first abilities, so everyone tries to get them; it will surely get boring after 15 plays.

  8. Perhaps have a limits in place so that if you have any level of Commoner, for instance, you can't take on a major quest line that involves a royal family. They simply won't speak to a commoner.

    Something like that might make people think twice about doubling carrying capacity..

  9. By the time you're level 21, is food really such a problem that the ability to make it is useful? I know one of the professions in ADOM had that ability (farmer, IIRC), but I never really played farmers to that level, so I can't say for sure.

  10. Will it be so hard as to making at least a pair of class-specific abilities for choosing at the aforementioned levels?
    Customization is wonderful, and having had a vast experience in homeruling DnD3.5e into almost a new system (I know it's bad to compare DnD and ADOM/JADE, but I can't help myself) I'd take into consideration that having "alternate class features" is great.