|Fun classes, but challenging|
|That section is one of the best|
things in here, besides all
the other good stuff in here.
|Bunches of weird things|
a scholar might like,
- A scholar with several hidden lore skills can be good at recognizing specific monsters or certain patterns when a situation presents itself. A GM can look at a Scholar's Hidden Lore skills and assume that they were chosen because the player thought they were interesting concepts. Alternatively, an activity that requires a hidden lore specialty they have not mastered yet is an excellent impetus to learn something new, a common Obsession for Scholars.
- Similarly, take a look at some of the skill families under the professor in Customization Notes, and you can see that a Scholar, positioned correctly, can be a pinch hitter for a lot of the other main casters from Dungeon Fantasy 1. Any way that is recommended to make them useful in the original Make Everybody Useful aside could potentially apply.
- Wild Talent allows a Scholar to be a wildcard stopgap in any unusual situation. Want to introduce a crazy dwemer vehicle that no one has any good reason to know how to drive? Guess who can (once a session?) No one knows the weakness for a crazy underwater Were-wolffish? Guess who might? Insane occurrences that don't make much sense give a chance for the Scholar to know things that no one in their right mind could know.
- Because of Book-Learned Wisdom discovering a library or maps, or both is a never ceasing fount of power for a Scholar. Similar to Wild Talent, Book-Learned Wisdom allows a Scholar to prepare for parts unknown in ways that other players can't, by quickly memorizing Area Knowledge or different Survival specialties.
- A situation involving social intrigue in a very specific or insular community can allow a Scholar to play the part of a spy by learning the appropriate specialties of Savoir-Faire, new Cultural Familiarities, and extra Languages. With an etiquette book, a fashion magazine, a language book, and a point or two in disguise or acting, you can almost emulate a slow version of Social Chameleon that is even more versatile.
|Lots of weird treasure scholars|